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Myca Aribado boosts Asiad bid

World No. 85 Myca Aribado took out hometowner Emma Millar, 11-9, 6-11, 11-7, 12-10 in the final to capture the women’s singles gold medal at the Squash Gym International Classic in Palmerston North, New Zealand, last Sunday......»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarJun 14th, 2018

Green Book boosts Oscar odds with big win at producers awards

IN A surprise win on Saturday, Hollywood producers named Green Book the best film of 2018, boosting its profile just days before nominations are announced for the annual Academy Awards......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated News7 hr. 23 min. ago

Strong start boosts prospects for Meralco’s growth in 2019

Businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan expects another positive year for Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) on the back of an improving domestic economy......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated News7 hr. 36 min. ago

Comment on AIM hopes to reverse ‘brain drain’ with data science program by AIM boosts digital tech and data science in the Philippines | OpenGov Asia

[…] to a recent report, they are working on three projects and that the third, and in a much larger scale, remains to be […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 20th, 2019

Spring Festival boosts China tourism | The Manila Times Online

About 2.99 billion trips were expected to be made during the 2019 Spring Festival travel rush between January 21 and March 1, with rail and air travel gaining significantly, seniorREAD The post Spring.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 20th, 2019

DICT boosts computer facilities of Tech4ED center in Benguet

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Jan. 18 (PIA) - - The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) donated additional computer facilities to the provincial library under its Tech4ED or Tech.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 18th, 2019

PNP boosts capability with P694-M new equipment; Korea donation

PNP chief, Director General Oscar Albayalde led the presentation and blessing of the P694-million worth of newly-acquired police equipment that are expected to fortify the operational capability of the 192,000-strong police force and the ceremonial turnover of forensic kits from the Korean government. PNP boosts capability with P694-M new equipment; Korea donation Source link: PNP boosts capability with P694-M new equipment; Korea donation.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

UAAP: Bullpups wary of revenge-minded Blue Eaglets

Games on Sunday at the Filoil Flying V Centre 9:00 AM – UE vs UST 11:00 AM – FEU-Diliman vs Adamson 1:00 PM – DLSZ vs UPIS 3:00 PM – NU vs Ateneo We won’t have to wait long for Round 2 of the heavyweight bout between Nazareth School of National University and Ateneo de Manila High School in the UAAP 81 Juniors Basketball Tournament. The Bullpups and the Blue Eaglets wage war once more to start the second round of the season on Sunday at the Filoil Flying V Centre. At the end of the first round, NU (7-0) bested Ateneo (5-2) to stand alone atop the leaderboard. Now, the defending champions want nothing more than to get back at last year’s runners-up in the much anticipated matchup tipping off at 3:00 PM. Earlier in the day, Far Eastern University-Diliman and Adamson High School also figure in a big-time battle at 11:00 AM. The Baby Tamaraws and the Baby Falcons hold similar slates of 5-2 and are in a three-way logjam together with the Blue Eaglets for the second-seed. Meanwhile, University of Sto. Tomas (3-4) and De La Salle Zobel (3-4) are also out for boosts to their playoff pushes up against the University of the Philippines Integrated School (0-7) at 1:00 PM and University of the East (1-6), respectively. For the first time ever, the UAAP Juniors will have its elimination games broadcast on S+A and S+A HD and via livestream. The NU-Ateneo matchup will air on S+A and S+A HD at 7:00 PM while the DLSZ-UPIS matchup will air at 5:00 PM. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 12th, 2019

Kuwaiti girls use martial arts to counter bullies and violence

KUWAIT CITY --- Asma Hasnawi and her daughter Riham spend more than 12 hours a week learning kajukenbo, a mixed martial art the mother says boosts her child's confidence and thwarts bullying. In a small hall in Kuwait City, women and girls in black uniforms gather to learn the basics of self-defense. On their left sleeves are the flags of Kuwait and the US state of Hawaii, where the hybrid martial art of kajukenbo was developed in the 1940s. The sport's name was derived from the various forms of martial arts it includes: karate (KA), judo and jujitsu (JU), kenpo (KEN) and boxing (BO). Each form teaches techniques that can be used to fend off an attack, says Hasnawi, 33,...Keep on reading: Kuwaiti girls use martial arts to counter bullies and violence.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2019

Aboitiz boosts P42.7-B bid for Laguindingan airport

Aboitiz InfraCapital Inc. (AIC), the infrastructure unit of the Aboitiz Group, is partnering with an international airport operator for its P42.7 billion unsolicited proposal for the Laguindingan Airport in Misamis Oriental......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 9th, 2019

Asiad gold medalists lead Athlete of Year nominees

Asiad gold medalists lead Athlete of Year nominees.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 7th, 2019

Asiad gold winners lead PSA Awards nominees

    MANILA, Phillippines – It’s the season once more when the best of Philippine sports will be honored as the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) is set to recognize the top achievers of 2018 during its Annual Awards Night next month. The traditional gala will be held on February 26 at the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 7th, 2019

Govt boosts funding for PH studies in UK | The Manila Times Online

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Saturday said the Philippine government would inject a new grant in the amount of P8 million to boost the Philippine studies project inREAD The post Govt boo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 6th, 2019

Thai ace boosts Philippine Amateur Open cast

Atthaya Thitikul, the youngest player to win a pro tournament, takes crack at the country’s premier golf championship as she joins the title hunt in the Philippine Amateur Open Golf Championship unfolding tomorrow at Riviera’s Langer course in Silang, Cavite......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 1st, 2019

Citi boosts Philippines Paralympics

Citi recently entered into a partnership agreement with the Philippine Paralympic Committee to become an official partner through 2020 as part of a global partnership agreement between Citi and the International Paralympic Committee......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 28th, 2018

November shortfall boosts deficit to P477B

The government has moved closer to hitting its 2018 deficit target, with November’s P39.1-billion shortfall boosting the year-to-date tally to P477.2 billion — 91 percent of the P523.7-billion goal. Treasury…READ The post November shortfall boosts deficit to P477B appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 27th, 2018

Pinoy sports most captivating underdog stories of 2018

Who doesn't love a good underdog story? In 2018, we saw another batch of champions get crowned for their extended excellence in their respective leagues and disciplines. We also witnessed squads and personalities who found success despite minimum fanfare. These underdogs didn't let any pre-competition predictions cloud their performances en route inspiring runs that may not have delivered gold, but are primed to be remembered for years to come.  MARGIELYN DIDAL Let's start with arguably the most inspiring entry on this list. Margielyn Didal basically burst onto the scene to bag skateboarding gold in the 2018 Asian Games. The Cebuana's victory is made even more impressive because of her humble roots, the lengths she went through just to compete, and what she's fighting for. The daughter of a carpenter and a sidewalk vendor, Didal also famously had to fend off security personnel in malls, when she was practicing her craft. Still, Didal's rise continued as she became the first Filipino to represent the nation in the 2018 X Games in Minnesota.  Her gold in the Asiad  earned her the distinction as the flag bearer of the Philippine delegation in the continental meet, and has slowly increased awareness for the sport. UP LADY FIGHTING MAROONS Now for another champion. The UP Lady Maroons were far from shoo-ins into the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference Final Four. After a slow start to the elimination round, the Diliman-based squad was able to get things going, securing the fourth seed to face the top-ranked Adamson Lady Falcons in the semis.  Facing a twice-to-beat disdvantage, the Lady Maroons flexed their rediscovered depth, especially after feisty middle Marian Buitre found her touch. Conference MVP and eventual Finals MVP Isa Molde also made a case as a legitimate star as UP stunned Adamson. Facing the UAAP season 80 Finalists FEU Lady Tamaraws, UP leaned on its unparalleled chemistry and communication to defeat FEU in two hard-fought, five-set matches. The Lady Maroons also bagged gold in a rival tournament, beating out another UAAP powerhouse in UST. Come UAAP Season 81, the Lady Maroons are set to prove their preseason victories are no fluke.    NU BULLDOGS With a chip on their shoulder, wanting to regain UAAP men's volleyball supremacy, the NU Bulldogs did everything they could to dethrone reigning three-time defending champs Ateneo Blue Eagles in Season 80. NU waltzed their way through the double round robin elimination round and made quick work of UST in the Final Four to book a ticket to the finals. However, the same road block, the Blue Eagles were there, with five-time MVP Marck Espejo just fresh off from his record-setting 55-point explosion to oust  twice-to-beat FEU in the Final Four.  Using their strong net defense and efficient reception, the Bulldogs swept Ateneo in the best-of-three Finals series. Finals MVP Bryan Bagunas led the offensive attack in the clincher with 22 points, as NU's famed floor defense frustrated the graduating Espejo and hand them their first loss in the championship series in three years.   FEU LADY TAMARAWS The UAAP Season 80 women's volleyball tournament was arguably the most exciting in recent memory. It was open-ended, every game oozed excitement as the unlikliest of results would come out here and there. Two-time defending champs De La Salle Lady Spikers still were the favored ones in the course of the eliminations, but suffered some shocking losses, including a four-set disappointment over Adamson. Being the other Finals contender was a quandary, but the FEU Lady Tamaraws led the charge and rose to the occasion, depriving Ateneo of a Finals appearance. Led by none other than Bernadeth Pons, and excellent play from their frontline, FEU advanced to the Finals for the first time in nine years, ironically also against the Ramil de Jesus-led squad. Many things had changed then, but La Salle showed why they were the reigning Queens of the UAAP, sweeping the Lady Tamaraws in two hard-fought contests.   UP FIGHTING MAROONS After an encouraging run in the UAAP season 80 men's basketball tournament, the UP Fighting Maroons put the league on notice in season 81.  Led by captain Paul Desiderio, super sophomore Juan Gomez de Liano, and Nigerian reinforcement Bright Akhuetie, the Fighting Maroons had to fight through a sluggish start. All things changed when head coach Bo Perasol decided to bring Juan off the bench to inject much-needed energy to the second unit. Juan would lead the league in assists as he guided UP's offense masterfully, carrying them to a historic Final Four return after a 21-year absence. That may already be a victory worth celebrating for UP, but the Fighting Maroons brought the fight in the Final Four as the third-seeded team facing no. 2 Adamson. In what would eventually be one of the most exciting Final Four series in recent UAAP history, UP would upset the Soaring Falcons in two games to book a Finals berth against Ateneo, where the Fighting Maroons bowed out. Still, what a run it was. And UP looks primed to be even more dangerous next season.   ATENEO LADY EAGLES There were uncertainty on how the Ateneo Lady Eagles would fare after coach Tai Bundit left the team in UAAP Season 80.  Blue Eagles mentor Oliver Almadro was tapped to oversee the team after Bundit's reign, with the PVL Open Conference being his first real challenge, calling the shots for Ateneo-Motolite.  Veterans Bea de Leon and Maddie Madayag did the heavy lifting for the team, but rookie sensations Vanessa Gandler, Jaja Maraguinot, Isabela Peralta, Samantha Fanger, and Erika Raagas provided their worth for the team. Almadro's unique style of motivation was also key in providing the spark for his team, providing some quotable lines from his timeouts showed around the world. Qualifying to the Final Four, Ateneo had their hands full against the veteran-laden BanKo-Perlas Spikers, who featured some former Lady Eagles. Down 0-1 in the series and had their backs against the wall in Game 3 down 0-2, the Lady Eagles mounted a massive comeback, stunning the Perlas Spikers in five sets and booking a dream Finals matchup against the Creamline Cool Smashers. However, it was not meant to be as they firepower of the Cool Smashers behind season MVP Alyssa Valdez proved to the difference as Creamline swept the Lady Eagles to clinch the Open Conference plum......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 24th, 2018

Chooks-to-Go 3x3 league boosts PH bid for Olympic berth

MANILA, Philippines – Chooks-to-Go unveiled its plan for the country's first-ever 3x3 basketball league, aimed at boosting the Philippines' chances of qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics 3x3 event.  The league will help the country accumulate much-needed points to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. "Though the point system of FIBA is ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2018

Airport opening boosts Antique s economy

SAN JOSE, Antique, Dec. 20 (PIA) -- The opening of the Evelio B. Javier Airport here is expected to serve as a dynamo to help accelerate economic development of Antique province.The airport.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 20th, 2018

Airport opening boosts Antique s economy

SAN JOSE, Antique, Dec. 20 (PIA) -- The opening of the Evelio B. Javier Airport here is expected to serve as a dynamo to help accelerate economic development of Antique province.The airport.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 20th, 2018

New BGC office property boosts CPG revenue | Inquirer Business

Century Properties Group (CPG) is seen to generate P500 million in fresh recurring revenue yearly from its newest BGC office property The post New BGC office property boosts CPG revenue appeared first.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 19th, 2018