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PAL s Mabuhay Maritime to offer Kalibo-Boracay ferry service

BATANGAS, Philippines – Tourists coming from Kalibo in Aklan province will soon have a more comfortable option to travel straight to the world-famous island of Boracay. Mabuhay Maritime Express (MME), a subsidiary of flag carrier  Philippine Airlines (PAL) , is launching a Kalibo-Boracay ferry service with travel time of only an hour ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerOct 23rd, 2018

PAL ventures into Boracay ferry service

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines went out to sea with its latest business venture.   PAL, through wholly-owned subsidiary Mabuhay Maritime Express, launched on Tuesday a premium ferry service between Kalibo to Boracay Island, which will reopen to the public on Oct. 26.   With the launch, PAL hopes to extend its reach outside its traditional airline business.   Kalibo International Airport is a key gateway to Boracay Island since it can serve large commercial and chartered flights such as those coming from South Korea and China.   Before the launch of Mabuhay Maritime's service, a trip from Kalibo to Boracay would take over two hours and would i...Keep on reading: PAL ventures into Boracay ferry service.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2018

PAL Goes Maritime

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) is venturing into maritime business, and will soon launch a ferry service between Kalibo and Boracay. “This is the first time that PAL is venturing into maritime business,” PAL president and chief operations officer, Jaime Bautista, told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Tuesday. “We chose Boracay as the first […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsOct 24th, 2018

PAL expects Kalibo-Boracay ferry service to boost tourism

PAL expects Kalibo-Boracay ferry service to boost tourism.....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2018

Transfer of Boracay ferry trips from Caticlan to Tabon ‘normal,’ official says

An official of the Municipal Government of Kalibo, Aklan said the transfer of Boracay ferry trips from Caticlan Jetty Port to Tabon port is just a normal occurrence......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 5th, 2018

China opens rescue center in West Philippine Sea

MANILA, Philippines – China has opened a "maritime rescue center" on Kagitingan Reef (Fiery Cross Reef) in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) "to better protect navigation and transport safety," Chinese state media reported. China's transport ministry said the center "will offer better support to maritime ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 31st, 2019

China opens maritime rescue base in West Philippine Sea

  MANILA, Philippines --- China launched a maritime rescue center on one of its artificial bases in the Spratly Islands in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), state-run media reported.   China's Ministry of Transport opened the new facility on Kagitingan Reef (Fiery Cross Reef), known to Beijing as Yongshu Reef, Xinhua said in a report on Tuesday.   "The center will offer better support to maritime rescue operations in the southern part of the South China Sea," the ministry was quoted as saying.   Xinhua also reported that it deployed another rescue ship on Zamora Reef (Subi) last October, to replace the first one it deployed in July. ...Keep on reading: China opens maritime rescue base in West Philippine Sea.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 30th, 2019

Macau | Air Asia to reopen Boracay, Philippines route on March 2 | Macau Business

Macau | Air Asia to reopen Boracay, Philippines route on March 2 Macau Business Macau (MNA) - Budget airline Air Asia announced on Thursday that it would reopen its Kalibo (Boracay) route on March 2,.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 14th, 2019

One Championship looks to make MMA splash in States

By Dan Gelston, Associated Press How many casual American sports fans about a year ago had heard of One? Try none. OK, maybe that's a bit of a reach. But the Singapore-based mixed martial arts organization was an afterthought at best in the United States among the hodgepodge of companies trying to put a dent in UFC's heavyweight share of the combat sports marketplace. Try ignoring One Championship now. After staging shows for seven years across Asia from Myanmar to China, One has come out swinging in the U.S. — throwing millions at big-name free agents, signing a major cable TV deal and raising capital needed to not only keep its grip as the dominant MMA promotion of the East, but perhaps use global expansion to eventually rival UFC as the champ of the West. "They're making a serious push," One fighter Eddie Alvarez said. "I don't think it's going to be long before you can crown them one of the top promotions in the world. They've done everything possible in their favor to become that." Alvarez, a Philadelphia native, should know as well as any fighter about One's commitment to becoming a major player in the U.S. fight game. "The Underground King" has fought for several MMA promotions and made his name in Bellator as a two-time lightweight champion and in UFC where he won the same title in 2016 and headlined the promotion's first card in Madison Square Garden against Conor McGregor. The 34-year-old Alvarez became a free agent after his last fight in July 2018 and decided to explore his options outside UFC. He traveled to Singapore and met One founder and CEO Chatri Sityodtong and learned U.S. expansion plans and acquiring other name fighters were on the horizon, as well as ongoing talks that would broadcast fights in America. Alvarez was impressed, not just by One's outline for the future, but in a multimillion dollar contract offer that he says makes him one of the highest-paid fighters in the sport. "Our deal is more in the lines of a real pro sport deal, like football or baseball," Alvarez said. "The package deal is an eight-figure deal. When we brought that to the UFC to match it, they declined matching it and I had to move forward. I'm happy I did because One Championship is the only major promotion that I have not won and conquered the world title in. It's history and legacy for me." Alvarez was part of a flurry of transactions that put MMA fans on notice that One was intent on becoming a singular sensation. One obtained Demetrious Johnson, the long-reigning UFC flyweight champion better known as "Mighty Mouse," in a trade with UFC — yes, a trade — for Ben Askren. Sage Northcutt, once hailed as a future UFC star, also signed with One. Meisha Tate, a former 135-pound champion in UFC and Strikeforce, has signed on as One's vice president and was set to move to Singapore. One strengthened its roster with notable U.S.-based talent ahead of a North American television deal with Turner Sports. The three-year deal will see One content broadcast on Turner's platforms including TNT, which is received by more than 90 million households in the United States, as well as streaming platform Bleacher Report Live and other Turner properties. Turner, which also broadcasts the NBA and the NCAA Tournament, is set to air 24 events in 2019 on its various outlets. B/R Live will stream One: Eternal Glory on Jan. 19 from Jakarta, Indonesia. That date is already familiar to MMA fans — UFC is running its debut show on ESPN-plus the same night (yet in different time zones). Johnson and Alvarez will make their One Championship debuts on March 31 in Japan in tournament competition. "I'm not the smallest guy in the organization anymore," the 5-foot-3 Johnson said. "In America, everybody always looked at me as a child. I won't have that issue when I'm in Asia competing." More elite fighters could be on their way to One. Alvarez, who said he left on good terms with UFC and President Dana White, has suddenly become quite popular among his MMA peers. "Every fighter in town is sliding into my DMs. What's going on? What are you being offered?" Alvarez said, laughing. Sityodtong, raised in Thailand and a graduate of Harvard Business School, is the self-made multimillionaire entrepreneur behind One. He's made a name as the most powerful MMA executive in Asia and has trained and coached in martial arts. Alvarez was wowed — and wooed — by Sityodtong's approach toward building One into an American MMA juggernaut. "In three years, our goal is 100 million live viewers per event, making us as big as Super Bowl Sunday," Sityodtong said at the press conference to introduce Alvarez. One has been aggressive in establish a U.S. foothold in large part because of an influx of cash from some of the top venture capital firms in the world. Sequoia Capital and Singaporean sovereign wealth fund Temasek helped One secure an additional $166 million in funding in October. One said at the time of the announcement it had exceeded $250 million in total capital base. One also recently announced an exclusive partnership in Japan with TV Tokyo, one of the country's largest national television broadcasters. One could quickly crush Bellator as the No. 2 promotion in the United States with a national TV deal and become a viable option for free-agent fighters — even with no scheduled events in America. Plenty of other promotions are also trying to compete or at least carve out a viable slice of the MMA pie, including the Professional Fighters League, which boasts Kevin Hart and Mark Burnett as celebrity investors, as well as Cage Fury Fighting Championship and numerous promotions that air fights in various disciplines under UFC's Fight Pass online subscription service. Alvarez has a stout belief that the MMA promotion made in Asia can make it in America. "The fans there get it," Alvarez said, "and it won't be long until the American fans here get it, as well.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 12th, 2019

Kalibo Ati-Atihan festival organizer praises volunteers

AKLAN, Philippines – Festival director Albert Meñez has nothing but good praises for the volunteers of the famous Kalibo Ati-Atihan festival. Meñez said Tuesday, January 8, the dedication and loving service of volunteers are priceless and truly admirable. “The volunteers here have been the key players, they are phenomenal. They are making ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2019

Adults can learn ballet—even for cross-training

You are never too old to start learning ballet. In the west, the number of adult ballet classes has been growing exponentially---as much as 70 percent in the past few years. Major dance companies and academies offer them as a service to the community. They acknowledge dance as a vital element in building a civilized society, rather than just a hobby for the young and nubile. Mindful Movement Asia, the studio which specializes in Merrithew/Stott-Pilates and rehabilitation, has opened ballet classes as a cross-training program. "Ballet is for everyone. No need to have a dance background," says Filipino-Italian ballet instructor Angelo Cacciatore. "Those who want to pursue ball...Keep on reading: Adults can learn ballet—even for cross-training.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

PNR extends service to Malabon

The Department of Transportation and the state-run Philippine National Railways began operating a train service that would ferry commuters from Malabon City......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 4th, 2018

DoJ offered cybercrime training

South Korean prosecutors have visited the Department of Justice (DoJ) and offered training assistance on cybercrime prevention and digital forensics, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said yesterday. Guevarra said the offer was timely as the DoJ is in the middle of laying down a training system for public prosecutors under the National Prosecution Service Academy in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 27th, 2018

LoveYourself opens three more HIV testing centers

LoveYourself Inc., a group promoting human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) awareness, expanded its service through three new community centers. The organization said it would offer HIV counseling and treatment in three centers such as "LoveYourself Welcome" in Manila near Welcome Rotonda, Lily by LoveYourself x DIOSSA in Paraaque City and LoveYourself Whitehouse in Cebu City. According to Chris Lagman, senior director of LoveYourself, the testing centers are open to all -- not just residents of the cities where they happen to be located. "Anyone can come to any center. The idea of Love Yourself is to provide options to everyone. Some people who live in Mandaluyong may not come ...Keep on reading: LoveYourself opens three more HIV testing centers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 17th, 2018

PITX will soon have a shuttle service for passengers

The newly-opened Paraaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) will have soon have a shuttle service for its passengers. In a press briefing on Wednesday, Martin Delgra, chair of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), said the shuttle service would ferry passengers from PITX to those areas not included in the list of available routes. "PITX has proposed and the LTFRB has accepted the giving of special permits for a shuttle service that will be applied for by a shuttle service operator that is recommended by PITX," Delgra said. "The special permit will allow the shuttle service operator to take passengers from PITX to those areas that are not frequen...Keep on reading: PITX will soon have a shuttle service for passengers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

PRRD Confirms Offer to Honasan to Head DICT

President Rodrigo Duterte has confirmed that he had offered Senator Gregorio ‘Gringo’ Honasan II to join his administration. “Yes that is true,” Duterte said Thursday when asked in a media interview on Boracay Island if he asked Honasan to become the next secretary of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT). “I think he’s […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

Rape suspect from Capiz nabbed in Kalibo

ROXAS CITY, CAPIZ – Members of the Roxas City police, the Capiz Police Provincial Office, Kalibo police, and the 605th Maritime Group, arrested a 40-year-old mason at Bakhaw Sur village in Kalibo, Aklan for the crime of rape, afternoon of Nov 6, 2018. Danny Alado of Brgy Hipona, Pontevedra, Capiz was collared by virtue of […] The post Rape suspect from Capiz nabbed in Kalibo appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 8th, 2018

Miraflores reunion, Aklan

OVER 400 members of the Miraflores clan from various provinces in the Philippines came together in a grand reunion on October 26-30, 2018. It began in Kalibo and ended in Boracay just on time after that world renowned resort was opened to a controlled number of tourists. This is the third time the reunion was […] The post Miraflores reunion, Aklan appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 6th, 2018

2 regional airport projects advance

Two unsolicited airport proposals worth almost P53 billion have been allowed to advance for further approval, the Department of Transportation announced on Tuesday.   The DOTr said in a statement that businessman Dennis Uy's Chelsea Logistics Holdings Corp., which made a P49-billion unsolicited offer for the Davao International Airport, was awarded an original proponent status (OPS). Mega 7 Construction Corp. also won an OPS for its P3.8-billion proposal for the Kalibo International Airport, the DOTr announced. Both offered to operate, maintain and further develop the respective airports through a 30-year concession period.   Swiss challenge The OPS was awarded t...Keep on reading: 2 regional airport projects advance.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2018

GSIS approves loan condonation program

The Government Service Insurance System will offer a one-time loan condonation and restructuring to former members who still owe the state-run pension fund. In a statement late Friday, GSIS preside.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2018

Airlines resume flights to Caticlan, Kalibo for Boracay reopening - Philippine Star

Airlines resume flights to Caticlan, Kalibo for Boracay reopening - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsOct 21st, 2018