Power consumers’ forum launched

CONSUMERS of Panay Electric Company (PECO) now have another venue to air their complaints and concerns – a regular weekly forum set every Friday. This, as PECO management and father-and-son lawyers Romeo and Iloilo City Councilor R Leone Gerochi agreed to hold the forum. Councilor Gerochi said the forum aims to shorten the usual process […] The post Power consumers’ forum launched appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianDec 18th, 2017

Fil-Am activists resist ‘looming Duterte’s dictatorship’

  The anti-dictatorship movement in the Filipino American community helped oust Ferdinand Marcos during the 1986 EDSA People Power uprising. That spirit of opposition to repression and injustice didn't go away after 1986. When President Rodrigo Duterte launched his War on Drugs in 2016, leaving thousands of mostly poor victims dead, the killings and the administration's impulse to heavy-handed rule rekindled the spirit of opposition in the Fil-Am community. With their US taxes used as aid in procuring weapons, intelligence, and the war on drugs, as well as Duterte's closeness to Trump and China, many community leaders and activists have decided to begin educating the pu...Keep on reading: Fil-Am activists resist ‘looming Duterte’s dictatorship’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News21 hr. 35 min. ago

Gov t agency takes over Catanduanes power co-oop

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) had taken over First Catanduanes Electric Cooperative, or Ficelco, 'to ensure proper delivery of electric service to member-consumers.' T.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018

UNWTO forum on food and travel calls on industry to harness untapped power of technology

A United Nations-organized meeting attended by 600 leaders and decision-makers in the global travel industry wrapped up in Bangkok, Friday, concluding that the gastronomy tourism industry can do more to harness the powers of technology in the promotion of culinary heritage. At the 4th annual World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism held in Bangkok, attendees discussed the untapped ways technology could be used to help with areas like sustainable development, food waste, storytelling and engagement. "Gastronomy is about people and places, to tell a story; value the tangible and intangible; harnessing technology as a tool to preserve and promote authenticity in local communities, enhanc...Keep on reading: UNWTO forum on food and travel calls on industry to harness untapped power of technology.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2018

House considers giving Duterte power to freeze tax increases

Lawmakers will look into the possibility of giving President Rodrigo Duterte power to suspend some provisions of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act, as consumers feel the sting of higher commodity prices......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 29th, 2018

P1.55/kWh power rate hike seen in supply deals

A P1.55-per-kilowatt-hour (kWh) increase in electricity rates will greet customers of power distributor Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) under deals awarded to its own sister companies, subsidiaries and affiliates without bidding, a lawmaker warned on Friday. The power rate increase will further burden consumers who are already reeling from the inflationary effects of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law, the lawmaker said. In a statement, Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate said escalating electricity costs debunked Meralco's claim that it contracted the least cost of electricity through power supply agreements. Zarate said "power rates under these sweethear...Keep on reading: P1.55/kWh power rate hike seen in supply deals.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 26th, 2018

Batang Gilas stars Padrigao, Cortez to join BWB Asia Camp in India

NBA press release NEW YORK, MIES, MUMBAI – The National Basketball Association (NBA), the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the Basketball Federation of India (BFI) today announced the top 66 boys and girls from 16 countries and territories who will participate in the 10th edition of Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Asia. BWB Asia 2018 will be held May 30 – June 2 at The NBA Academy India in Delhi National Capital Region (NCR), marking the second time that the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development and community outreach program will be held in India. Nike will serve as the official partner. Corey Brewer (Oklahoma City Thunder; U.S.), Caris LeVert (Brooklyn Nets; U.S.), Kelly Olynyk (Miami Heat; Canada; BWB Americas 2009), Dwight Powell (Dallas Mavericks; Canada), two-time WNBA Champion Ruth Riley, and former WNBA player Ebony Hoffman will coach the top high school age campers from throughout the Asia-Pacific region. BWB Asia 2018 will feature two current prospects from NBA Academies, the league’s signature elite player development initiative that consists of a network of elite basketball training centers around the world for top male and female prospects from outside the U.S. Since October 2016, NBA Academies have been launched in Canberra, Australia; Jinan, Urumqi and Zhuji, China; Delhi NCR, India; Mexico City, Mexico; and Thies, Senegal. Players and coaches will lead the campers through a variety of activities on and off the court, including movement efficiency, positional skill development, shooting and skills competitions, 5-on-5 games, and daily life skills seminars focusing on health, leadership and communication. One boy and one girl will be named BWB Asia 2018 MVPs at the conclusion of the four-day camp. BWB Asia 2018 will be preceded by a basketball development camp May 27 – 29 for the 18 female prospects from throughout India as part of The NBA Academies Women’s Program. 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist and Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame member Jennifer Azzi, Riley and former college coach Blair Hardiek – the global technical directors for women’s programming across the league’s seven academies – will oversee the camp. BWB Asia 2018 and The NBA Academies Women’s Program camp will also include a variety of NBA Cares and Jr. NBA community outreach efforts with youth in New Delhi in partnership with local community organizations, including basketball clinics for more than 150 youth from the Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA program and the NBA Basketball Schools in New Delhi. These programs will highlight the power of sport to promote cultural understanding while teaching the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle and the values of the game, including teamwork, respect, determination and community. Current NBA assistant coaches Bret Brielmaier (Nets), Darvin Ham (Atlanta Hawks), Ryan Saunders (Minnesota Timberwolves), and Mike Wells (Utah Jazz) will also serve as BWB Asia 2018 coaches. Patrick Hunt (President of the World Association of Basketball Coaches; Australia) will be the camp director. Casey Smith (Mavericks) will serve as the camp’s athletic trainer. Nike, a BWB global partner since 2002, will outfit the campers and coaches with Nike apparel and footwear. BWB has reached more than 3,190 participants from 127 countries and territories since 2001, with more than 50 former campers drafted into the NBA or signed as free agents. A record 24 former BWB campers were on opening-night rosters for the 2017-18 season. The NBA and FIBA have staged 53 BWB camps in 33 cities across 27 countries on six continents. More than 250 current and former NBA, WNBA and FIBA players have joined more than 200 NBA team personnel from all 30 NBA teams to support BWB across the world. BWB Asia was previously held in India in 2008. The NBA Academy India, an elite basketball training center in Delhi NCR for the top male and female prospects from throughout India and the first of its kind in the country, officially opened in May 2017 and builds on the NBA’s existing basketball and youth development initiatives in India. The Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA program has reached more than 6 million youth and trained more than 5,000 physical education instructors nationwide since its launch in 2013. In April 2017, the NBA launched The NBA Basketball School, a network of tuition-based basketball development programs open to male and female players from outside the U.S. ages 6-18. NBA Basketball Schools have been launched in Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune and Punjab as part of a multiyear agreement with India On Track (IOT), one of India’s leading sports management, marketing and development companies. NBA Champion Kevin Durant became the first active NBA player to visit The NBA Academy India in July 2017. Follow BWB using the hashtag #BWBAsia on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Follow The NBA Academies Women’s Program using the hashtag #NBAAcademy on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Find out more about NBA Academies at and on Instagram (nbaacademy). Additional 2018 BWB camps in Serbia and South Africa will be announced at a later date. The following is a complete list of players participating in the 10th BWB Asia camp (rosters are subject to change): Girls Boys *Current NBA Academies Prospect **NBA Academies Women’s Program Participant.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 24th, 2018

LIVE: The Power of Journalism 2018

Norway-based Schibsted Media mounts "The Power of Journalism 2018," a discussion on the ripples that journalism causes in society, on Thursday, May 24. The forum will explore the "real-world" impact of journalism and recent revelations that have changed the media landscape. Practitioners will also discuss how to boost the power ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 24th, 2018

PH bank introduces digital money

Yuchengco-led Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. has launched the Philippines' first-of-its-kind digital money called e-Piso. The move seeks to "revolutionize" day-to-day commerce by converting the local currency into a digital asset that can be used as a "secure, affordable, fast and efficient" mobile payment solution for consumers and businesses. RCBC has teamed up with eCurrency Mint Ltd., a pioneer in digital fiat currency issuance and circulation, to create this new payment solution. The e-Piso initiative is piloted under the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas' regulatory framework that allows financial technology (fintech) innovators to conduct live experiments in a controlled environme...Keep on reading: PH bank introduces digital money.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

3 NegOcc electric coops cut power rates in May

By: Erwin Nicavera  BACOLOD City — All three electric cooperatives in Negros Occidental slashed power rates for the month of May 2018. Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco) has two separate rate adjustments this month — one for “affected consumers” and another for “unaffected consumers.” Ceneco general manager Sulpicio Lagarde Jr. said “affected consumers” are those affected […] The post 3 NegOcc electric coops cut power rates in May appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

Business of Football - Philippines highlights football s growth in the country

MANILA -  The recent success of The Azkals, with their Asian Cup qualification, and their FIFA ranking at its highest at 111, has given football a renewed confidence, and a positive outlook in terms of the growth of the sport in the Philippines.   Football is now tipped to become the fastest growing sport in the country, with the largest potential for success commercially, and in terms of on-pitch success.  The sport which is currently number 3 in the Philippines in terms of popularity and participation, after basketball and boxing, is said to be still further behind compared to other sports, such as volleyball, billiards, etc., in terms of TV coverage. These were among the insights and trends gathered from top-notch executives of organizations such as AFC, PFF, PFL, LaLiga, Dentsu X, SMG Insight, Globe Telecom, RSportz, Toby Sports and Manila Times, at the ‘Business of Football - Philippines’, organized by MMC Sportz.  The sold-out event was attended by more than 185 local and foreign delegates on 18 May 2018 at the New World Makati Hotel.   MMC Sports CEO Eric Gottschalk says, “Research in this market, shows that TV is still the number one platform here in the Philippines, and is the number one medium that advertisers are looking for, to spend their budgets on.  We also learned that live TV coverage actually stimulates stadium attendance, and not vice versa.  If there’s more football on TV, we will see more fans in the stadium.  Currently football is not ranked among the top 100 TV programmers in the Philippines and is only number 3 sport in terms of participation and popularity after basketball and boxing.  Football needs media in order to drive commercial revenues for the clubs.”   “Now is also the perfect time to get involved in football since sponsorship and advertising opportunities are currently very affordable compared for example to basketball, but this is predicted to change within the next 6-12 months, as values are expected to increase sharply.  Football also needs to create more idols and heroes to attract more media coverage overall, other than just covering game scores. Each team has a unique story which just needs to be told,” says Gottschalk. Following the presentation about the Philippines Football League (PFL) it was agreed that the PFL now fills the lack of regular created football content as the leagues matches (87 in 2018/19 season) contribute year-round stories to keep football in the news. In the past, the main talking points were around the Azkals which only play very few home matches each year.      Public education about the game of football is also needed on all levels as many people in the Philippines are still not aware about the rules or aware of programs available like coaching academies, amateur competitions, or how and where to follow the professional league.  Ten thousand (10,000) qualified grassroots coaches are also needed to satisfy the local demand and to trigger strong football development and growths. Investors on the other hand are looking for consistency and credibility of the football product but with the PFL in the second season and foreign sponsors expected to invest in the Philippines, local brands should consider to follow suit.  On the sports retail side, only 1.5% of current retail sales are attributed to football, while basketball enjoys a healthy 46% market share. As a result, only limited line items and stocks are available in stores and entry level boots and replica jerseys are too high priced to be affordable for the average consumer. The national player registration program, MY PFF, has been launched with the objective to collect vital statistics and data about the football community which is urgently needed to support the youth football development strategy of the PFF and to develop a players pathway.  As FIFA has mandated to register the estimated 1.5 million players in the Philippines, the PFF has urged organizers and players to already register online as by next month only registered players will be allowed to participate in sanctioned events. The “Business of Football – Philippines” conference also announced 36 career opportunities related to sports and football, including positions in marketing, legal, competition management and coaching, with all these listing being available online with MMC Sportz or for direct inquiries with the PFF. In his closing remarks, MMC Sportz CEO Eric M. Gottschalk stated that “More importantly, Don’t Break the 12th Man! It is important that all stakeholders don’t forget to engage with the fans. The fans are the most important aspect of the development of football in the Philippines – if there are no fans of football then there is no media, no spectators, no players, no games, no business. Everyone is required to ensure we keep the fans (football consumers) engaged year-long and the first step would be to get the media behind the game. There is a strong football - community out there already and hopefully, we the TV broadcasters will take another look at football and give them at least some consideration on the program schedule.  I believe today’s conference was a great success.  We brought the football community together, stimulated thinking, exchanged ideas and transferred a lot of knowledge. Now it is up to the football stakeholders to continue the progress.  From our end (and with the approval of the PFF) we will stage the 2nd edition of BOF early 2019 and hopefully we will be able to report on some of the changes initiated today.”    Speakers who shared their insights include LaLiga Managing Director for South East Asia, Japan, Korean and Australia Ivan Codina, AFC Head of MA Services Domeka Garamendi, SMG Insight Managing Director Frank Saez, Azkals Team Manager Dan Palami, Globe Director for OIC, Citizenship and Advocacy Marketing Miguel Bermundo, PFL CEO Lazarus Xavier, PFF General Secretary Atty. Edwin Gastanes, Ignite Sports Group Managing Director Michael Reyes,  Asian Replica Designs Founder & Owner Jonathan Mallinson, Quorum Group President & COO Jose Claudio, Jr., Mediapro Asia Director of Sales and Sponsorship Salauddin Sinnakandu, and MMC Sportz Marketing CEO Eric Gottschalk.  Organized by MMC Sportz Asia, the event was sanctioned by the Asia Football Confederation (AFC) and the Philippines Football Federation (PFF), and sponsored by La Liga, Dentsu X, SMG Insight, RSportz, Globe Telecom, Toby’s Sports, Manila Times and Platinumlist. - RELEASE  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2018

ERC OK of FIT-All to raise power cost

Consumers will have to pay more for electricity after the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) approved a higher Feed-in Tariff Allowance (FIT-All) rate, which cover payments to renewable energy developers......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

Commentary: Unexpected lowering of electric bills

In what came as a welcome surprise for consumers and consumer groups, Meralco this week announced a reduction in power rates for May amounting to P0.5436 per Kilowatt Hour for a typical household......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

Christian Monsod: Senate should protest Sereno’s ouster

One of the framers of the 1987 Constitution said the Senate should protest the ouster of former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno via quo warranto proceeding because the upper chamber was denied the exercise of its power to remove a chief justice. "Senate should protest because the exercise of Supreme Court civil action is a derogation of the powers of the Senate who co-opted this process,"said Atty. Christian Monsod during the Quo Vadis, Quo Warranto Forum held at the Integrated Bar of the Philippines. "The people are watching what they will do," added Monsod, a member of the 1986 Constitutional Commission. Under the 1987 Constitution, at least one-third of the House members n...Keep on reading: Christian Monsod: Senate should protest Sereno’s ouster.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

AboitizPower launches 100-kilowatt solar rooftop installation

Aboitiz Power Corp. (AboitizPower) has launched a 100-kilowatt solar rooftop installation, marking its foray into the small-scale market segment that also further expands its diverse Cleanergy brand. “We want to show customers our confidence in the technology and its capability by putting it on our own roof,” said Jose Rafael Mendoza, general manager of AboitizPower […] The post AboitizPower launches 100-kilowatt solar rooftop installation appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 14th, 2018

2018 Isuzu mu-X RZ4E Blue Power: Small high-output engine with frugal fuel economy figures? Check.

Story and photos by Jacob Oliva ADDING options for car-buyers is a great move for a brand, as it gives the consumers choices that will fit to their wants and needs. Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) recognizes that and brings in the mu-X 1.9 RZ4E to the local showrooms. Its arrival came just in time, as […] The post 2018 Isuzu mu-X RZ4E Blue Power: Small high-output engine with frugal fuel economy figures? Check. appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 13th, 2018

Sereno accuses OSG of ‘forum shopping’ in new bid to dismiss quo warranto

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno accused the Office of Solicitor General (OSG) of "forum shopping" and usurping the exclusive power of Congress on impeachment cases as she asked the Supreme Court anew to dismiss the quo warranto petition against her. In a supplemental memorandum filed by her lawyers on Friday, Sereno said the OSG "has committed willful and deliberate forum shopping, which should result in the outright dismissal of the quo warranto petition." The embattled chief justice noted that the issue raised on the quo warranto petition filed by the OSG and the articles of impeachment earlier approved by the House Committee on Justice are "not only related, but identical." ...Keep on reading: Sereno accuses OSG of ‘forum shopping’ in new bid to dismiss quo warranto.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 6th, 2018

Davao Light assures enough supply for the summer season, but rates higher

ABOITIZ-OWNED Davao Light and Power Co. (DLPC) has given assurance there is enough power supply for the usual increased demand during the summer season, but apprised consumers that rates will be higher. “There is an increase in consumption during summer because it is hot and there is an increase in rates because of the dry […] The post Davao Light assures enough supply for the summer season, but rates higher appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 29th, 2018

Cebu power firm building Palawan plant

A Cebuano energy firm launched its second hybrid power plant in Palawan. Cebu power firm building Palawan plant Cebu City – A Cebuano energy firm launched Tuesday its second hybrid power plant in Palawan. Source link: Cebu power firm building Palawan plant.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsApr 26th, 2018

SC asked to lift TRO on retail power suppliers

THE Supreme Court has been asked to lift the temporary restraining order (TRO) barring the Department of Energy (DoE) and the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) from opening up the power market to Retail Electricity Suppliers (RES). In a petition, former legislator Neri J. Colmenares, who chairs the Bayan Muna party, said consumers should have the […] The post SC asked to lift TRO on retail power suppliers appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 25th, 2018

Bayan Muna asks SC to clarify TRO on retail electricity suppliers

MANILA, Philippines – The Bayan Muna party asked the Supreme Court (SC) to exclude anti-monopoly provisions from the blanket  temporary restraining order (TRO)  it imposed on the Retail Competition and Open Access (RCOA) policy. Bayan Muna chairman Neri Colmenares filed his group's petition on Tuesday, April 24. Under the RCOA, big power consumers, or those ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 24th, 2018