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Petron eyes new $10-b refinery

Petron Corp. plans to team up with foreign oil players to put up a new 250,000-barrel-per-day refinery in Bicol region at a cost of $10 billion......»»

Category: financeSource: thestandard thestandardJan 12th, 2017

Petron seeks partners for new $10-B refinery

MANILA, Philippines - Oil refining giant Petron Corp......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 12th, 2017

Foton eyes sweep

Foton seeks to avoid a sluggish start the way it did in Game 1 when it shoots for the 2016 Philippine Superliga Grand Prix title against Petron today at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsDec 9th, 2016

Petron eyes tighter hold on lead

Petron eyes tighter hold on lead.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 16th, 2016

Petron eyes solo lead vs skidding Cignal HD Spikers

MANILA, Philippines — Semifinalist Petron Blaze Spikers gun to solidify its grip of the lead when it clashes with struggling Cignal HD Spikers in the Philipp.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 16th, 2016

Petron eyes No. 3 as PSL GP resumes

MANILA, Philippines – The Asics Philippine Superliga Grand Prix presented by PLDT Home Ultera resumes today with an explosive triple-header at the FilOil Fly.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2016

Foton eyes share of lead

Foton tries to strengthen its bid for the top seed in the semifinals when it clashes with Petron today in the second round of the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference at The Arena in San Juan City......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJul 29th, 2016

Raincoats for hway patrols

Petron Bataan Refinery (PBR) based in the booming industrial town of Limay recently distributed raincoats to the personnel of the Metro Bataan Development Authority (MBDA)......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJul 27th, 2016

Erdem s full-length dresses mesmerize at London Fashion Week

LONDON — All eyes at London Fashion Week were eagerly awaiting the autumn-winter designs of Burberry creative director Christopher Bailey, a yesterday night.....»»

Category: worldSource:  philstarRelated News7 hr. 28 min. ago

JDVC eyes Apollo for backdoor listing

JDVC eyes Apollo for backdoor listing.....»»

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Grijalba claims Le Tour de Filipinas Stage 3

DAET, Camarines Norte -- Spanish rider Fernando Grijalba put his knowledge of the unpredictable route to great use Monday to claim the third stage of Le Tour de Filipinas 8 to wheel closer from seizing the overall leader’s yellow jersey.        The 26-year-old sprinter from Kuwait Cartucho.Es burst out of a speeding pack in a frenetic bunch sprint finish and flexed both biceps after crossing the line for his first career stage victory. “I just kept my pace and attacked in the final kilometers because I know it’s hilly,” said Grijalba, who comes from Laguna de Duero, a small town north of Madrid.        He stayed with fellow Spaniard Edgar Nieto of 7Eleven-Road Bike Philippines in Dagupan City for 10 days before the race and rode with his bosom buddy throughout the 177.35-kilometer high-velocity chase from Naga City with an assault plan in mind.        Overall leader Daniel Whitehouse of Terrenganu Cycling Team arrived 1:27 behind a large group of riders, including Filipino climb specialist Mark Galedo of 7Eleven-RBP in the four-day race backed by Petron, UPS, Philippine Airlines, Advanced Solutions Inc., Cargohaus Inc., CCN Sports Philippines, IWMI, NMM Customs Broker, Phenom Sportswear, UFL Philippines and WARM. “There were attacks on the road but we were able to protect the yellow jersey,” said Whitehouse. “I'll do whatever it takes to defend it tomorrow.”        Grijalba beat Benjamin Hill of Attaque Team Gusto and Ryu Suzuki of Bridgestone Anchor Cycling at the line with an identical clocking of four hours, 14 minutes and three seconds together with 13 other riders.        After starting the day at fourth overall, Grijalba jumped to second in the general classification and reduced the two-minute lead of yellow-jersey holder Daniel Whitehouse of Terrenganu Cycling Team down to 23 seconds.        Hill dropped to third but the Australian also managed to chop some precious minutes off Whitehouse as he inched 24 seconds off the pace.        Overall, Suzuki slipped to fourth but gained 27 seconds behind Whitehouse, followed by Salvador Guardiola of Team Ukyo, 2015 champion Thomas Lebas of Kinan Cycling and Edgar Nieto of 7Eleven-RBP, each of them 37 seconds back. “I tried to attack and get the yellow jersey for the win. Let’s see what happens tomorrow,” said Grijalba.        The race remains wide open for the top 10 contenders and the final stage going to Lucena City (208kms) will be the last chance for Grijaldo and Hill to snatch the GC from Whitehouse.        Nestled safely in the peloton for most part of the race, Grijaldo suddenly charged ahead with Hill and Suzuki to join the nine-man lead pack at the famed ``Bitukang Manok,’’ a long stretch of winding and rolling hills in Sipocot town, some 30kms to the finish.        Whitehouse, under escort by his Terrenganu teammates, tried to chase them down but Grijaldo and the other contenders maintained their speed before sprinting home with just a few kilometers left. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News17 hr. 43 min. ago

NBA: All Eyes on Jimmy Butler to Boston Celtics Trade Talk

Jimmy Butler was handed a $95 million 5-year contract in 2015, a move by the Chicago Bulls to lock the wing player. Despite that, NBA trade talk has continued and such is the case at the moment......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2017

Ledac eyes reforms in AFP, PNP pension system

Ledac eyes reforms in AFP, PNP pension system.....»»

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EYES SET ON SEAG

EYES SET ON SEAG.....»»

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Asian group eyes green productivity

Asian group eyes green productivity.....»»

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Impeached Brazil leader Rousseff eyes political return

Impeached Brazil leader Rousseff eyes political return.....»»

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Aussie rider claims Stage 2 of Le Tour de Filipinas

NAGA CITY --- Australian Sean Whitfield let his young legs do the heavy work when it mattered most to win by a wheel Stage Two of the Le Tour de Filipinas 8 that pedaled through unfamiliar territory in Albay and Camarines Sur on Sunday. Whitfield booked his first stage victory in an International Cycling Union (UCI) race in the 177.35-kilometer stage of the event presented by Air21, clocking four hours, 19 minutes and 21 seconds—the same time registered by 25 other riders, including general classification (GC) leader Daniel Whitehouse of Great Britain. LX Cycling Team’s Sanghong Park (Korea) finished second in the stage, followed by Spain’s Fernando Grualba (Kuwait Cartucho.Es) at third. A year younger than Whitehouse at 21, Whitfield positioned himself well at the tip of the bunch as it passed the red kite that denotes the final kilometer to give Australian Club Oliver’s Real Food Racing its first stage victory since its Le Tour de Filipinas debut last year. “Sprinting is a little bit my specialty,” said Whitfield, who also flashed potential climbing skills over the hills connecting Albay and Camarines Sur that offers a picturesque view of the Lagonoy Gulf. “I and my teammates made our attack in the final 10 kms but entering the final 300 meters, I went for the win and held on.” Stage Two marked the first time in several decades that a Philippine cycling race passed through the seaside roads from Tiwi in Albay to Camarines Norte’s first municipality coming from the south, Sagnay. “We raced already here, but that was a long time ago,” said Le Tour de Filipinas Race Manager Paquito Rivas, the 1997 Tour champion and the sole owner of the title Eagle of the Mountain. “But it was different then, the roads were not paved, but they still posed the same challenge.” Like Stage One, Sunday’s race that started from the Sorsogon Bay Walk in Rompeolas offered another technical challenge for the 69 cyclists. The first 100 kms were on the flat roads of the towns of Castilla and Dagara and the cities of Legaspi and Tabaco. Unfortunately for the foreign riders who are in the cou try for the first time, Mayon Volcano was again heavily covered by rain clouds. Kinan Cycling Team’s Jai Crawford (Australia) initiated a three-man breakaway and was solo the leader for more than 80 kms. He was first in the KOM but was a poor rider in the descent and was swallowed by the rampaging peloton in the final 30 kms. And that’s where the teamwork—and sprinting—came to play. Whitehouse made sure he would keep the yellow jersey for Monday’s 177.35-km Stage Three to Daet, Camarines Norte, and embedded himself with the lead bunch to cross the finish with the same clocking as Whitfield. Whitehouse maintained his 1:57 GC lead over countryman Benjamin Hill of Ataque Team Gusto and 1:58 over Japanese Ryu Suzuki (Bridgestone) in the top 10 halfway through the race supported by Petron and UPS as principal sponsors and Philippine Airlines as official airline partner. Stage Two saw a mild change in the composition of the top 10 in the GC with Fernando Grualba (Spain, Kuwait Cartucho.Es) jumping from ninth to fourth (2:00 behind), Jai Crawford (Australia, Kinan) staying at fifth (2:00), Eiichi Hirai (Japan, Ukyo) improving from seventh to sixth (2:04), Nathan Earle (Australia, Ukyo) rising from 10th to seventh (2:04), Salvador Guardiola (Spain, Ukyo) dropping from fourth to eighth (2:04), 2015 champion Thomas Lebas (France, Kinan) being relegated from sixth to ninth (2:04) and Edgar Nohales Nieto (Spain, 7 Eleven Roadbike Philippines) from eighth to 10th (2:04). The Filipino riders fared poorly in Day Two. Mark Galedo, the winner in 2014, crossed the finish in Stage Two at 33rd place, 2:13 after Whitfield, to drop two spots down to 15th position with an 11:38 deficit to the leader. Ruston Lim (7 Eleven Roadbike) was two ranks further at 17th in the GC while his teammate, Arjay Peralta was at 22nd spot. The Philippine National Team members could not get their rhythm and were further down the GC—Mervin Corpuz (38), George Oconer (39), Boots Ryan Cayubit (48), Jerry Aquino Jr. (62nd) and John Renee Mier (66th). Mark Julius Bonzo, riding for Laos-based team CCN, was in 63rd place. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2017

Panasonic eyes to more than double sales in Phl

MANILA, Philippines - Panasonic Manufacturing Philippines Corp......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2017

British rider Whitehouse owns Le Tour Stage 1

SORSOGON City --- Daniel Whitehouse made Great Britain and his Malaysia-based Terengganu Cycling Team look good on Saturday by winning the Le Tour de Filipinas Stage One that surprisingly sapped the best out of the pre-race favorites including former champions Mark Galedo of the Philippines and Thomas Lebas of France. Whitehouse was a reflection of the vaunted British cycling program in the 164.50-kilometer stage that started with a warm and festive send off at Legaspi City’s Embarcadero seaside park, rolled past enthusiastic crowds in all of Sorsogon province that has never played host to elite bike action in decades and finished to a well-managed finish in this city located at the southernmost tip of Luzon. The 22-year-old clocked three hours, 56 minutes and 16 seconds not only to rule the stage and snatch the yellow jersey symbolic of the general classification (GC) leader of the race presented by Air21, but also won Sprint, King of the Mountain and Best Young Rider (Under-23) honors for the day. The Sprint came as a bonus for the youngster whose best asset is seen in the climb though. “'I'm not good at sprints, so I waited for the climb and made my move,' said Whitehouse, who crossed the finish by his lonesome in day one of the race which has Petron and UPS as principal sponsors and Philippine Airlines as official airline partner. Whitehouse will bring into Tuesday’s 177.35-km Sorsogon to Naga City Stage Two a one minute and 51 seconds lead over Australia’s Benjamin Hill (Attaque Team Gusto), who won a sprint finish over riders from countries which also owns rich winning tradition in cycling—Japan’s  Ryu Suzuki (Bridgestone Cycling Team) and Spain’s Salvador Guardiola (Team Ukyo). Another Australian, Jai Crawford of Kinan Cycling Team, was fifth in the stage. Lebas, who failed to defend his 2015 title last year after figuring in a crash, made his presence felt by sticking with a big second group that tried to catch Whitehouse in the final 50 kms. But the Frenchman had to give way to his Kinan Cycling Team mate, Aussie Jai Crawford, and settled for sixth place. Galedo, the 2014 champion, failed to finish in the top 10, but his 7 Eleven Roadbike Philippines teammate Edgar Nohales was able to, winding up in eighth place ahead of fellow Spaniard Fernando Grihalba. The first stage featured a relatively light climb, a Category One 280-meter KOM point on mystical Mount Bulusan, but gave the surviving 68 cyclists a lesson on how to race on a technical course. “The route was technical and that tested many of us,” said Galedo, the best Filipino finisher in the stage. “But for me, it was some sort of a warm-up. There are three more stages to go.” Galedo could not pedal the way he did in winning gold in the individual time trial of the 2013 Southeast Asian Games and the Le Tour de Filipinas three years ago and finished 13th alongside Japanese Yasuharu Nakajima (Kinan). They were a riding duo in the last 60 or so kilometers and crossed 9:12 behind Whitehouse. The peloton became active immediately after the first 10 kilometers resulted to splinter groups over a 10-km stretch, shoving the other Filipino cyclists further behind. 7 Eleven Roadbike Philippines’ Rey Peralta was 17th (10:19 behind) with Philippine National Team’s Melvin Corpuz (24:01) winding up 43rd, George Oconer (24:09) 52nd, Boots Ryan Cayubit (24:09) 54th and Jerry Aquino Jr. (24:34) 55th. The other Filipino, Mark Julius Bonzo of CNN Cycling Team, was also with Aquino’s group at the finish.   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2017

NU eyes another championship double in UAAP tennis

National University begins its quest for another championship double on Sunday in the UAAP Season 79 lawn tennis tournament at the Rizal Memorial Tennis Center. The Bulldogs take on Ateneo on Courts 1, 2 and 3 at 11 a.m., while the Lady Bulldogs clash with University of Santo Tomas in Courts 4, 5 and 6 in a rematch of last year's Finals at 12 noon. NU was supposed to play its 11 a.m. men's tie with De La Salle in Saturday's opener but it was abandoned due to heavy rain and rescheduled to March 1. The Lady Bulldogs, meanwhile, drew an opening day bye yesterday. Handled by coach Karl Santamaria, NU went undefeated for the fourth straight season last year, capping another dominating campaign in the men's division with a 3-0 thumping of University of the Philippines in the Finals. Winning 44 straight men's ties, NU's streak is currently the second longest in the league behind the Lady Bulldogs women's basketball's magnificent 48-game winning run.        NU was also impressive as the Lady Bulldogs completed a three-peat via a nine-tie sweep capped with a 3-0 blanking of the Tigresses in the championship round. The cancelled afternoon men's tie between UP and UST, as well as the abandoned women's tie between De La Salle and Ateneo will be also be played on March 1 starting at 8 a.m.   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2017

Phelps eyes 2020

Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, will take part in the 2020 Games in Tokyo, but as an entrepreneur, selling his own-brand swimwear, and not competing in the pool......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2017