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Philippines AirAsia eyes IPO before end of 2018

By Denise A. Valdez PHILIPPINES AirAsia, Inc. is targeting to conduct its long-awaited initial public offering (IPO) before the end of 2018. In an interview with reporters in Clark, Pampanga on Thursday, AirAsia Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Anthony Francis “Tony” Fernandes said the low-cost Philippine carrier still needs to secure clearance from its board […] The post Philippines AirAsia eyes IPO before end of 2018 appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource: bworldonline bworldonlineMay 17th, 2018

Hangzhou, Taipei and Osaka: AirAsia eyes new flights from Philippines

Southeast Asian budget airline AirAsia is looking to add several more flights to its operations this year, including a route from Manila to Osaka during the last quarter of 2018......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Lauren Young’s DFA appointment was basically an exorcism 

A post shared by Lauren Young (@lo_young) on Sep 2, 2018 at 12:50am PDT Celebs are just like us---they do groceries, they go out, they hang out, and they also process their government papers. Yesterday, actress Lauren Young took to Twitter her most recent experience at the Department of Foreign Affairs. "Processing for documents in the Philippines makes me wannapullmy hair out, scream, and have my eyes roll back," she said. "Basically an exorcism." And quite frankly, she's not the first to experience this---not only have we had a hard time booking slots for DFA the past few months, but the processing itself can get just as horrifying. She shared about lining up for thr...Keep on reading: Lauren Young’s DFA appointment was basically an exorcism .....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 4th, 2018

PH golden skateboarder Didal eyes Tokyo Olympics berth

Gold medalist Margielyn Didal of the Philippines gestures during the victory ceremony for the women's skateboard street event during the 2018 Asian Games in Palembang on August 29, 2018. / AFP.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018

DPWH eyes NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 completion in 2018

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) on Thursday, August 16, said the 8.25-kilometer North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) Harbor Link Segment 10 will be completed by the end of the year. During the site inspection on Thursday, Public Works Secretary Mark Villar said right-of-way acquisition already stands at ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

Duterte eyes resumption of talks with rebels

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during a South Korea-Philippines business forum and luncheon in Seoul, South Korea, in this June 5, 2018 photo. (AP)........»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 9th, 2018

All eyes on Pinoy chessers

TAGAYTAY CITY -- The 2018 Asian Universities chess championships finally reel off today (May 27) with host Philippines fielding “a young but talented team capable of winning the title” at the Tagaytay International Convention Center. Bannered by IM Paulo Bersamina of National University and FM Mari Joseph Turqueza of San….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 27th, 2018

AirAsia celebrates half a billion passengers with P1-seat sale

MANILA, Philippines – AirAsia is having a piso sale, just in time to celebrate their 500 million passengers flown. The booking period for the sale is from May 21 to 27, for flights between November 1, 2018 to August 13, 2019. Passengers who take advantage of the sale can fly from Manila, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

Philippines eyes new global bond sale for 2018

The government is planning to raise funds through another dollar-denominated global bond sale this year, according to the Department of Finance......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Palawan town eyes 100,000 tourists in 2018 as San Vicente Airport opens

PALAWAN, Philippines – The emerging tourism town in San Vicente in northern Palawan expects to welcome 100,000 tourists in 2018 as its airport was finally inaugurated on Thursday, May 10.  “San Vicente projects to log up to 100,000 tourists for 2018,” municipal administrator James Inawasan said. Seen as the Philippines’ first Flagship Tourism ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 10th, 2018

AirAsia eyes expansion in regional air hubs in PHL

PHILIPPINES AirAsia is beefing up its operations in regional international air hubs in the Philippines, as the lack of space in the main international gateway limits the airline from further expand.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 7th, 2018

ABL: Paul Zamar hit a dagger right through the hearts of Filipinos

BANGKOK, THAILAND – As if the 2017-2018 Asean Basketball League Finals needed even more of it, Ray Parks Jr. and Paul Zamar have even more evidence to prove just how equally matched Alab Pilipinas and Mono Vampire are. In Game 4 on Saturday, Zamar swished a floater over the outstretched arms of Parks Jr. to put out the fire in Alab’s comeback and push Mono to an 88-83 win. This, coming from two days earlier when Parks Jr. hit a fadeaway jumper over the outstretched arms of Zamar to keep Mono at bay and claim for Alab a 99-93 win. Filipino head coach Jimmy Alapag could only marvel at the parallelism of those shots. “Down the stretch, Zamar hit a big one-legged shot similar to Ray’s the other night. That was a big shot,” he told reporters. For Zamar, his clutch shot wasn’t answer to Parks Jr.’s clutch shot. “I didn’t look at it as redemption. I looked at is as survival because our season was on the line,” he said. Indeed, the Thais needed to win Game 4 to level the best-of-five championship series at 2-2 and schedule a winner-take-all Game 5. Good thing then that their Filipino import came through with, in his own eyes, one of the biggest shots of his career. “Coach was stressing before the game that it’s not gonna be easy so we have to find other ways to win. We pushed especially in the end when we needed it the most the most,” he said. In the end, staying true to how he has long known to be, Zamar remained modest and deflected all credit to his teammates. “That clutch shot, it’s team effort that gave me the opportunity. We were trading blows with them (Alab) and I made it,” he said. He then continued, “I’m thankful and relieved I made it.” Zamar and Mono Vampire hope for the same result when they travel to the Philippines for Game 5 on Wednesday at the Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex in Laguna. That final showdown of the season tips off at 8:00 PM and will be on S+A, S+A HD, and livestream. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 30th, 2018

Davao Region eyes first gold in softball vs Western Visayas in Palarong Pabansa 2018

ILOCOS SUR, Philippines- Davao Region hopes to get its first gold in softball elementary as it squares off with Western Visayas in the finals here at Palarong Pambansa 2018 on Friday, April 20. Region 11 endured seven innings and an extended first man out inning in the semifinals to beat ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 19th, 2018

TPB eyes late 2018 for Madrid Fusion

MANILA, Philippines – It looks like there's still hope for Madrid Fusión to take place in 2018 after all. On Wednesday, April 4, the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) released a statement, signed by TPB Chief Operating Officer Cesar Montano, saying that they might hold the food festival in late 2018. According ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 4th, 2018

PH Women’s Football team plans to surprise in 2018 Asian Cup

MANILA, Philippines – After the Philippine Azkals clinched their first AFC Asian Cup berth on Tuesday, March 27, it's now time to turn our eyes on the Philippines Women's National Football Team (PWNFT) which will be competing in the AFC Women's Asian Cup themselves from April 6 to April ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 28th, 2018

Time Master’s Brian Poe Llamanzares is rising fast, giving back

  NEW YORK -- An exuberant and accomplished young businessman, Brian Poe Llamanzares' eyes light up while ardently talking about the latest watch by his company, Time Master, and other ventures in Philippines. The National Consumers Affairs Foundation awarded Time Master the coveted People's Choice Award for Corporate Product last March 17, 2018 at AFP Theater Camp Aguinaldo, Manila. Honored to be 2018 awardee, Llamanzares credits the support his company receives from fellow Filipinos and from his hardworking team. His is a small company with a big, bright future ahead, and which aims to be an inspiration to budding Filipino entrepreneurs. "If there's anything I've lear...Keep on reading: Time Master’s Brian Poe Llamanzares is rising fast, giving back.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2018

McDonald’s PH posts double-digit sales growth in 2017, eyes 40 new stores this year

Buoyed by its record-breaking performance in the past years, McDonald's Philippines has set a goal of opening at least 40 more new stores in 2018 and is investing up to P2 billion for nationwide growth initiatives founded on customer experience, value and convenience......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMar 1st, 2018

Go for Gold eyes strong Ronda finish

MANILA, Philippines — Go for Gold is fielding in a developmental team in the Ronda Pilipinas 2018 presented by LBC as part of its commitment to provide young.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2018

LOOK: Gretchen Ho enjoys All-Star Weekend with NBA personalities

Woman in Action Gretchen Ho had the the privilege of covering the NBA All-Star Weekend festivities at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and what a sight it must have been. The former Lady Eagle had a chance to interact with numerous NBA players and legends in the three-day affair. Ho got a chance to interview Utah Jazz rookie and 2018 Slam Dunk Champion Donovan Mitchell, as they talked about the latter's chances of winning the Rookie of the Year award. Hello there, Slam Dunk Champion :) Donovan Mitchell comes from New York, but he says his idols are Lebron James & Russell Westbrook. Watch out for this exclusive interview with @spidadmitchel as he talks about possibly winning Rookie of the Year on ABS-CBN!!! @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/7oWRnfLGNd — Gretchen Ho (@gretchenho) February 18, 2018 The ABS-CBN host of course reported the festivities back to the Philippines, as she did so in front of the Staples Center. Reporting LIVE from Los Angeles, California. Can’t believe I just did my first LIVE report for @ANCALERTS & @ukgdos !!! #nbaallstar game in a few!!! #nbaallstargretchen @NBA_Philippines #NBAsaABSCBN #NBAsabaDOS pic.twitter.com/IZ4kcoZNn7 — Gretchen Ho (@gretchenho) February 19, 2018 The Umagang Kay Ganda host also had an opportunity to talk to two-time champion Chris Bosh, who has not played in the league since 2016 due to a life-threatening condition.  The former Raptor and Heat player however is positive about his setbacks, and aims for an NBA return some day. Chris Bosh in the house!!! What a humble guy!! Been sidelined for almost 2 yrs bec of blood clots, but he says he’s still hoping to come back to the hard court. He’s asking for our prayers & help in keeping him positive! Watch out for this exclusive on ABS-CBN 😊 #nbaallstar pic.twitter.com/nZw422tpkd — Gretchen Ho (@gretchenho) February 19, 2018 Ho also saw some notable fans in the vicinity of the Staples Center, an example being Korean model and actor Nam Joo-Hyuk, who is a big Stephen Curry fan. Guess who’s a @StephenCurry30 fan too??? :p #nbaallstar #nbaallstargretchen #nbasabados #nbasaabscbn #TeamStephen pic.twitter.com/zGfFgz2594 — Gretchen Ho (@gretchenho) February 19, 2018 Of course, the fun of whole All-Star Weekend would not be complete if one did not watch the main event, the NBA All-Star Game. The 67th edition of the annual event had a different format this year, with the players not representing their respective conferences, but the top vote-getters in the East and West, LeBron James, and Stephen Curry, respectively.  Videos aren’t uploading. But check out my IG stories LIVE to see what’s happening here at the #NBAAllStar Game! My eyes can’t believe I’m seeing the best of the best @NBA players LIVE and up close!!! 😳 pic.twitter.com/8zaOvSTtFJ — Gretchen Ho (@gretchenho) February 19, 2018  The reporter surely was not disappointed as she saw members of Curry's family, sharpshooter Dell, wife Ayesha, and even the two-time MVP's daughter, Riley.  Riley Curry in the house!!! Supporting daddy 😍😍😍 #TeamStephen #NBAAllStar #nbaallstargretchen #NBAsaABSCBN #nbasabaDOS pic.twitter.com/X6FJTX3baY — Gretchen Ho (@gretchenho) February 19, 2018 Dell Curry!!!!!! 😭 #nbaallstar #nbaallstargretchen #nbaallstar2018 #nbasabaDOS #nbasaABSCBN pic.twitter.com/otb8naLE5Z — Gretchen Ho (@gretchenho) February 19, 2018 Mission accomplished. Thank you @ayeshacurry ❤️❤️❤️ #TeamStephen #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/60cvxGuIGF — Gretchen Ho (@gretchenho) February 19, 2018 Luckily, the former Charlotte Hornet was gracious enough to give a short message to his adoring fans back here in the Philippines. Hindi ko alam kung bakit ko siya cinongratulate, eh talo #TeamStephen. Congratulations for raising a wonderful kid!!! 😂 #DellCurry @abscbnsports @NBA_Philippines @NBAPremium @BTVHoops pic.twitter.com/vLKh1vVGX0 — Gretchen Ho (@gretchenho) February 19, 2018 Ho's biggest part of the night though was not the game, nor meeting other NBA personalities. The reporter, who all we knows enjoys an extensive social media following, was left starstruck in seeing the greatest player of all time, Michael Jordan, on hand at the Staples Center floor to accept his city's hosting of the 2019 NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte.  The former Ateneo star was all giddy like a little girl, beaming at the sight of His Airness. Guys. Pagbigyan niyo na ako. Kahit anong pangit ko dito ipopost ko talaga ito 😭😭😭 MICHAEL JORDAN in the HOUSE!!!!! 😭😭😭😭😭 #childhoodhero I love you, @nba Philippines!!! #NBAAllStar #NBAAllStarGretchen #NBAsabaDOS #NBAsaABSCBN pic.twitter.com/1Q6LG7xSzz — Gretchen Ho (@gretchenho) February 19, 2018 The Woman in Action's weekend must be capped off with a great photograph outside the Staples Center, successfully covering the event. You’ve been great, LA. You’ve been amazing, Lord. #beyondgrateful 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻#NBAAllStar #NBAAllStarGretchen pic.twitter.com/4vlQ6vR1My — Gretchen Ho (@gretchenho) February 19, 2018 Congratulations, Gretchen!  Catch Gretchen Ho's exclusive reports from the 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend soon on ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN S+A......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2018

Petron begins quest for redemption

Games Saturday: (Ynares Sports Center) 2:00 p.m. -- Generika-Ayala vs Foton 4:00 p.m. –- Sta. Lucia vs Petron   Powerhouse Petron takes the first step back to the crown when it clashes with a souped-up Sta. Lucia Realty squad to fire off the 2018 Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix Saturday at the Ynares Center. Battle starts at 4:00 p.m. with the Blaze Spikers looking to come up with a roaring start in a bid to finally reclaim the elusive title. Foton and Generika-Ayala will also gun for their first victory when they clash in the 2:00 p.m. first game. Although the much-anticipated import-flavored conference already gets underway with its first two matches, it will have the formal opening ceremonies at the Sta. Rosa City Sports Complex on Feb. 24 where all eight teams together with their imports, team captains and head coaches featured in the traditional parade of colors. After losing in the finals for three straight years, the Blaze Spikers will be marching in this year’s Grand Prix with fire in their eyes, hoping to finally conquer the title in what is billed as the most prestigious, most competitive women’s volleyball tourney in the country. American spikers Lindsay Stalzer and Hillary Hurley and  Japanese libero Yuri Fukuda will be back to power the Blaze Spikers, who will parade the same core of Mika Reyes, Aiza Maizo-Pontillas, Frances Molina and Rhea Dimaculangan. The only additions, however, are middle blocker Luth Malaluan, setter Angelica Legacion and libero Pia Gaiser, who will be making her PSL debut after a suffering knee injury in her final playing year for University of the Philippines in the UAAP. “We will do our best to step up this year,” said Delos Santos, whose wards were on the verge of winning the title before completely fading against a tough F2 Logistics side in the best-of-three finals showdown of the Grand Prix last year. “Our goal is to finally win the title this year. We haven’t won the Grand Prix crown since 2014 and I can say that we’re all hungry and ready to win.” But emerging victorious in the first game of the season will not be easy for Petron. The Blaze Spikers will be up against the Lady Realtors, who will be bannered by head coach George Pascua, the architect of Petron’s clean sweep of the All-Filipino Conference in 2015. Pascua, who steered Cignal to the Invitational Conference title before joining Sta. Lucia, will be parading a mix of seasoned campaigners and young guns together with proven imports Marisa Field and Kristen Moncks of Canada and Bohdana Anisova of Ukraine. Veterans Rubie de Leon and Michelle Laborte were tapped to serve as mentors to rising stars Rebecca Rivera, MJ Philips, Pamela Lastimosa and Jonah Sabete. “We are a young team searching for identity. So having these two veterans on the team will surely boost the morale of the young players inside and outside the playing court,” said Pascua, who is coming in as Sta. Lucia’s fourth mentor after Sammy Acaylar, Michael Carino and Jerry Yee.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2018

BMI Research Forecasts Sustained 6% Level Growth for Philippines

The research subsidiary of Fitch Group projects the sustained robust expansion of the Philippine economy on back of the government’s infrastructure program, favorable demographics and increased trade with China. BMI Research eyes a 6.3 percent growth in 2018 and 6.2 percent in 2019 – – levels that the research entity considers “respectable.” These are lower […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 27th, 2018