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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 to start $20B oil refinery in early 2018

Petron to start $20B oil refinery in early 2018.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 17th, 2017

Corporate News: Petron expects P2-B profit a month

PETRON Corp. is expecting to earn P2 billion a month this year if the prices of crude remain stable for the rest of the year, although its refinery will shut down some time in April and May for a regulator maintenance inspection......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 16th, 2017

San Miguel plots Malaysia refinery expansion

MANILA, Philippines - Diversified conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC), is gearing up for expansion projects of its subsidiary Petron Corp......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 14th, 2017

PSL beach volleyball action begins Thursday

An action-packed reunion looms as UAAP stars renew their rivalry on the sand in the opening day of the 2017 Belo Philippine Superliga Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup Thursday at the SM By the Bay in Mall of Asia. The stars of FEU and UST -- Bernadeth Pons and Sisi Rondina – will join forces for Petron Sprint 4T as they battle former La Salle stalwart Cyd Demecillo and Fritz Gallenero of F2 Logistics A in the 8:00 p.m. nightcap. Prior to that, Jovelyn Gonzaga will kick off her title-retention campaign when she and fellow veteran Maica Morada of Cignal A battle Generika-Ayala B of Rosalie Pepito and Kat Arado at 7:00 p.m. while Kathleen Barrinuevo and Cherilyn Sindayen of Foton take on Ces Molina and Bang Pineda of Petron XCS at 6:00 p.m. Mylene Paat and Janine Marciano of Cignal B wage war against powerhouse Generika-Ayala A of Fiola Ceballos and Patty Orendain at 5:00 p.m., F2 Logistics A clashes with Wensh Tiu and Abie Nuval of Cocolife at 4:00 p.m., and Marijo Medalla and Bianca Tripoli of Perpetual Help battles Generika Ayala B at 3:00 p.m. In the men’s side, Wayuk tip things off when it faces IEM A at 7:30 a.m. followed by the battle between IEM B and SM By the Bay at 8:20 a.m., Cignal HD and Perpetual Help B at 9:10 a.m. Generika-Ayala and Wayuk at 10:00 a.m., SM By the Bay and TVM at 10:50 a.m. and Perpetual Help B and IEM A at 11:40 a.m. But still, all eyes will be on the collision between the UAAP stars. Three years ago, Rondina steered the Tigresses to the UAAP beach volleyball crown despite being a rookie. With fellow greenhorn Rica Rivera as partner, Rondina overpowered Cyd Demecillo and Kim Fajardo of La Salle to run away with the crown. The following year, Demecillo stormed back as she led the Lady Spikers to a rousing victory over Pons and Kyla Atienza of FEU to capture the school’s first ever beach volleyball title. Rondina, for her part, bombed out of the semifinals after Rivera fell ill midway in the tournament. This year, it was Rondina’s turn to rule the sand as she and her partner in Jem Gutierrez dominated Pons and Atienza in a thrilling showdown. “Medyo familiar na po kami sa isa’t isa kasi for the past three years palagi kaming magkakalaban sa UAAP,” said Rondina, who fell prey to Gonzaga and Nene Bautista of RC Cola-Army in a dramatic finals showdown of the PSL beach volley tourney last year. “Mabuti na lang at familiar kami sa kanila. At least alam na namin kung papano kami mananalo.” Also expected to draw a massive crowd is the battle between Cignal HD A and Generika-Ayala B in this four-day affair wherein the top two teams in each pool will advance to the semifinals. Gonzaga, a battle-scarred campaigner and the country’s bet in the beach volleyball tournament of the Southeast Asian Games in Palembang, Indonesia in 2011, said she would try her best to be very careful as she is up against a very solid field. “Everybody improved,” said Gonzaga, admitting that her limited training might work to her disadvantage. “I will try my best to be play with extreme caution because everybody is out to win the title.”   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2017

Petron blazes to 3-0 card, holds solo lead

MALOLOS CITY –-- Petron kept its clean slate intact with a 20-25, 25-19, 25-21, 25-21 win over the listless Cocolife Asset Managers Saturday in the Belo-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Invitational Conference Saturday at the Malolos Sports and Convention Center here. The Blaze Spikers bagged their third straight win in as many outings to keep its solo hold of the league.  Cocolife dropped to 0-3 card.   Meanwhile, Cignal took its sweet time before blasting away with an emphatic performance on both ends to pull off a 20-25, 25-10, 25-20, 25-10 win over Sta. Lucia. Rachel Anne Daquis had an impressive all-around performance while Honey Royse Tubino spearheaded a sizzling run in the deciding set to lift the HD Spikers to an easy win. In the second match, Foton flirted with disaster before hammering a 25-19, 25-16, 23-25, 26-24 win over Generika-Ayala. Dindin Santiago and Gretchel Soltones played like a two-headed spiking machine, finishing with 19 and 18 points, respectively, for the Tornadoes, who started out slow but caught fire in the crucial stretch of the fourth set to conquer the victory. With the win, the HD Spikers and the Tornadoes are now tied at the second spot with a 2-1 win-loss mark behind unbeaten Petron. The Blaze Spikers, however, are still playing neophyte Cocolife as of press time. Daquis, a fresh recruit from RC Cola-Army, delivered seven kills, three aces and two blocks for 12 points while Tubino finished with 11 markers for the HD Spikers, who fielded their second unit early in the game before veterans like Daquis, Tubino, Jovelyn Gonzaga and Chie Saet restored order in the second and third sets. “We managed to cut down our errors unlike last game,” said Cignal coach George Pascua, admitting they can’t afford to relax as they’re setting their sights on making it to the semifinals. “We have a very good chance of making it to the top three. We just need to work hard and treat each game as if it’s a championship match.” Daquis said their performance may be impressive, but they still remain a work in progress. “We’ve been together for only a month. We’re still working on making some adjustments,” said the comely open spiker, who was named Most Valuable Player of the PSL All-Filipino Conference two years ago. The HD Spikers emerged with less errors compared to the Lady Realtors, 24-31, while having a huge advantage in the attack points, 50-31, and aces, 9-4. One of the two new teams this year, the Lady Realtors came out firing in the opening set as 6-foot-1 Lourdes Clemente and hard-hitting Rachel Austero took turns in piercing the defensive blanket of Cignal in the first set. But after Cignal equalized the match at one set apiece, the fire in the eyes of Sta. Lucia slowly dwindled as the HD Spikers turned a 16-all deadlock into a 24-18 lead to capture the third set and gain a sky-high morale entering the fourth. Clemente finished with eight kills for 10 points while Jonah Sabete had eight kills for the Lady Realtors, who have yet to win in two starts.       .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 11th, 2017

Petron eyes stint in PSL finals

Petron eyes stint in PSL finals.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2017

Petron seeks partners for new $10-B refinery

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

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 12th, 2017

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

Fujifilm PH eyes 30% sales growth in 2017

Fujifilm PH eyes 30% sales growth in 2017.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated News6 hr. 20 min. ago

Capitol Eyes Cebu-Danao Road in P26 Billion Metro Cebu Expressway

Capitol Eyes Cebu-Danao Road in P26 Billion Metro Cebu Expressway.....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated News14 hr. 44 min. ago

Warriors coach Steve Kerr not yet ready to return to bench

em>By Janie McCauley, Associated Press /em> OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Steve Kerr is involved in just about everything but the actual game-day coaching for the Golden State Warriors. He’s still not ready to be back on the bench with the start of the NBA Finals less than a week away. General manager Bob Myers made the announcement Thursday (Friday, PHL time), though he didn’t rule out Kerr coming back at some point if he somehow is healthy enough to do so — though that doesn’t appear promising at this stage. “If he feels better and we have to make those decisions, we will, but right now we’re not putting any deadlines on should he feel better what will we do,” Myers said. “It’ll be based on what day it is, how exactly he feels, how long he’s felt well. I should be saying this with more emotion because it’s hard for me. I’m kind of in this basketball mode but he’s a person and he’s not feeling well and that’s what makes it hard — more than how it affects our team is how he’s feeling that makes it very difficult to have to sit here and say that the man that’s hugely responsible for us being in the Finals for three years in a row, in a moment that he should be treasuring, can’t do it. “It’s painful, and I know it’s painful for him more than anybody.” The team returned to practice following a two-day break after completing a four-game sweep of the Spurs on Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time) to improve to 12-0 this postseason. The 51-year-old Kerr underwent a procedure May 5 (May 6, PHL time) to repair a spinal fluid leak stemming from complications after a pair of back surgeries in 2015, after the Warriors won their first championship in 40 years during his first season as coach. Kerr returned to practice May 13 (May 14, PHL time) after more than three weeks off the court. He then traveled for the Western Conference finals to San Antonio and has been watching games from behind the scenes, speaking to the team beforehand and during halftime. Acting coach Mike Brown has been leading Golden State during Kerr’s absence. Brown said he will continue to lead the way with reigning NBA Coach of the Year Kerr’s guidance until told otherwise. “This is unusual, right?” Myers said. “It’s a lot of gray area even though Mike has won all these games. There’s no right or wrong way to handle this, short of looking in his eyes: ‘How you feeling? How do you feel about doing it?’ We talk among ourselves. I hope we have that chance to make that determination. That means he’s feeling better. I hope I’m sitting up here again saying something good. To be honest, if he’s feeling better, I’m so happy about that.” .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 25th, 2017

Gov't eyes more Russian tourists with Moscow agreement - ABS-CBN News

Gov't eyes more Russian tourists with Moscow agreement - ABS-CBN News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsMay 25th, 2017

Melindo says no to Petalcorin fight, eyes unification bout

Melindo says no to Petalcorin fight, eyes unification bout.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 25th, 2017

Kobe Paras takes break from college hoops, eyes Gilas spot

MANILA, Philippines – Kobe Paras has tons of tasks lined up for him.   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 25th, 2017

Duterte eyes expanding martial law to whole PH

Duterte eyes expanding martial law to whole PH.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 25th, 2017

Serena Williams accepts a new challenge - in Silicon Valley

MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer br /> SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tennis star Serena Williams has 39 Grand Slam titles, four Olympic medals, major endorsement deals and her own line of clothing and accessories. Now she is embarking on a new mission: She says she wants to help tech companies diversify their workforces and solve one of the industry's most vexing problems. Williams, 35, will get her chance as she joins a Silicon Valley boardroom. Online survey service SurveyMonkey announced Williams' appointment to its board on Wednesday, along with Intuit CEO Brad Smith. 'I feel like diversity is something I speak to,' Williams said in an interview with The Associated Press. 'Change is always happening; change is always building. What is important to me is to be at the forefront of the change and to make it easier for the next person that comes behind me.' Williams didn't offer specifics about her goals as a corporate director. She implied that her very presence can help push the company — and, by extension, the industry as a whole — in a more diverse direction. Individual board members don't usually exert great influence over the companies they oversee, although they are often compensated handsomely in cash and stock for their part-time work. SurveyMonkey, a private company, didn't say how much Williams will be compensated. VALLEY DIVERSITY Silicon Valley's lack of diversity has become a recurring source of embarrassment in a region that has long sought to position itself as an egalitarian place that doesn't favor one gender, ethnicity or race over another. Yet that philosophy hasn't been reflected in high-tech workforces , despite the efforts of companies such as Google, Apple and Facebook to fix the problem. Williams has been hanging around Silicon Valley more frequently now that she is engaged to high-tech entrepreneur, Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of the online forum Reddit. Like many other African-Americans, she says she's disappointed that the vast majority of high-paying technology jobs are filled by white and Asian men. At SurveyMonkey, which employs about 650 workers, only 27 percent of technology jobs are filled by women. Just 14 percent of its total payroll consists of African-Americans, Latinos or people identifying themselves with at least two races, according to numbers the company provided to the AP. WHAT SHE CAN DO Williams' appointment is part of the solution, according to SurveyMonkey CEO Zander Lurie. 'My focus is to bring in change agents around the table who can open our eyes,' he said. Diversity advocates say women and minorities add value to corporate boards — as well as companies' executive ranks — by offering new perspectives and advocating for a broader range of a company's stakeholders, whether that's customers, shareholders or employees. In a report on France's quota requirements for corporate boards, the business research group Conference Board found that the real value of adding women came from the fact that they were more likely to be outsiders. They were more likely to be foreigners, have expertise in more diverse business issues than men and more likely to have risen through the ranks outside traditional networks, such as elite universities. This, in itself, can 'substantively' improve the collective decision-making of a board, according to the report. Williams' celebrity may help draw attention to the lack of diversity on corporate boards themselves, said Brande Stellings, vice president of corporate board services for Catalyst, a group focused on fighting for women's rights at work. For instance, African-American women occupy only 122 of the more than 5,000 board seats among Fortune 500 companies, based on Catalyst's analysis. 'This is an opportunity to show you don't want a board full of people with the same backgrounds and experiences as everyone else,' Stellings said. '(Williams) can bring a fresh perspective and a different voice that could be helpful for disrupting the 'group think' that's typical in many boardrooms.' STEPPING STONE Racism is something Williams confronted and overcame at an early age when she began playing a predominantly white sport. She grew up to become the top-ranked female tennis player in the world. Diversifying Silicon Valley isn't the only item on Williams' agenda. Like a lot of rich athletes, she is interested in becoming more involved in the business opportunities amid the high-tech boom in Silicon Valley. She says she is already exploring other opportunities in the area, but isn't ready to provide details yet. Her connection to SurveyMonkey came through her friendship with Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer and another member of SurveyMonkey's board. Sandberg's husband, Dave Goldberg, was SurveyMonkey's CEO before he died in 2015 while the couple was vacationing in Mexico. 'I have been really interested in getting involved in Silicon Valley for years, so I have been kind of in the wading waters,' Williams said. 'Now, I am jumping into the deep end of the pool. When I do something, I go all out.' __ AP Technology Writer Barbara Ortutay contributed to this story from New York. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 25th, 2017

ERC eyes lower system loss cap by Q4

MANILA, Philippines - The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) is targeting to implement a lower system loss cap by the fourth quarter this year to reduce the.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 24th, 2017

Real Madrid eyes Vinicius

Real Madrid eyes Vinicius.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 24th, 2017