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Russia firm eyes building pipeline plant in Bataan

A Russian company expressed interest to the Board of Investments (BOI) to construct a pipeline coating facility in the Philippines, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said on Friday, in another indiction of the country’s increasing attractiveness to foreign investors. According to Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez, Igor Shaporin, BT SVAP LLC’s chairman of the [...] The post Russia firm eyes building pipeline plant in Bataan appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource: manilatimes manilatimesDec 22nd, 2017

Russia firm eyes investment in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines — A Russian company is planning to put up the first pipeline coating facility in the Philippines, making the country its production hub f.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2017

Construction foreman falls to his death

ROXAS CITY, Capiz – A 55-year-old foreman of a construction firm fell to his death morning of Jan 10, 2018 at Alvarez Subdivision, Barangay 10 here. Police identified the victim as Rostico Cerna of Hermosa, Bataan City who worked as a construction foreman in a building in Pueblo de Panay here. An investigation indicated that […] The post Construction foreman falls to his death appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 11th, 2018

Bishop warns vs Russia-PH pact to build nuke plants

A Catholic bishop warned that the agreement with Russia to develop a nuclear energy infrastructure in the country would not be beneficial to the country.   Balanga Bishop Ruperto Santos said the partnership, which would also look into the possibility of constructing land-based or floating nuclear power plants, would just be another "white elephant."   "It will be useless and will be another example of a white elephant as the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) was," the prelate said.   The bishop was reacting to the Department of Energy's partnership with Russia's State Atomic Energy Corp. Rosatom to develop the country's nuclear power infrastructure. ...Keep on reading: Bishop warns vs Russia-PH pact to build nuke plants.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 18th, 2017

Taiwan firm eyes plastic plant

Taiwan firm eyes plastic plant.....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 28th, 2017

‘I think it was Russia’ – CNN News

President-elect Donald Trump said for the first time Wednesday he believes Russia was responsible for hacking ahead of the election but contemptuously rejected allegations that Moscow mounted a campaign to compromise him. In his first news conference since winning the election, a combative Trump made clear he will not mute his style when he is inaugurated in nine days. He lashed out at media and political foes alike in a bravura performance. The Trump Tower press conference confirmed the President-elect's deep desire to quickly assert power once he's sworn in. He insisted on moving speedily &'8212; too speedily for some Republicans in Congress &'8212; to replace Obamacare. He also pledged swift action on building a wall along the border with Mexico and nominating a new Supreme Court justice. But it's also clear Trump will take office amid persistent questions about his relationship with Russia. While Trump was at the podium, his nominee to become secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, faced tough questions on Capitol Hill about whether the incoming administration will view Russia with sufficient skepticism. At the news conference, Trump finally conceded he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin's intelligence agencies were behind hacks on Democratic computers ahead of the election but argued that wouldn't happen again. &'8220;I think it was Russia,&'8221; Trump said. Putin &'8220;should not be doing it. He won't be doing it. Russia will have much greater respect for our country when I am leading it than when other people have led it.&'8221; Trump, who has vowed to improve relations with Russia despite some Republican opposition, said he did not know if he would get along with Putin and noted it's possible he won't. But he could not resist a swipe at his defeated Democratic election rival, Hillary Clinton. &'8220;Do you honestly believe Hillary would be tougher on Putin than me?&'8221; he asked. He added that Russia is not the only nation that hacks US targets and accused Democrats of not having sufficient cybersecurity programs. The news conference opened with the incoming White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, slamming a &'8220;political witch hunt&'8221; following reports that Russian operatives claim to have compromising personal and financial information about Trump. Vice President-elect Mike Pence also criticized the media before introducing Trump, who kept up his criticism of US intelligence. &'8220;I must say that I want to thank a lot of the news organizations here today because they looked at that nonsense that was released by maybe the intelligence agencies,&'8221; Trump said. He said any such move by the agencies would be a &'8220;tremendous blot on their record.&'8221; &'8220;A thing like that should never have been written, it should never have been had and it certainly should have never been released,&'8221; Trump said. The news conference follows exclusive reporting by CNN on Tuesday that classified documents presented last week to President Barack Obama and Trump included the allegations about Russia. The allegations were presented in a two-page synopsis that was appended to a report on Russian interference in the 2016 election and drew in part from memos compiled by a former British intelligence operative, whose past work US intelligence officials consider credible. Intel chiefs presented Trump with claims of Russian efforts to compromise him 01:38 The FBI is investigating the credibility and accuracy of these allegations, which are based primarily on information from Russian sources, but has not confirmed many essential details in the memos about Trump. The news conference, delayed from December, was scheduled for Trump to outline how he will address questions about possible conflicts-of-interest related to his vast business empire. Trump appeared beside a large pile of files he claimed were pertinent to the companies that are going to be placed in a trust to be run by his sons. He reiterated that he doesn't plan to release his tax returns, saying they are under audit and don't include relevant information After taking a handful of questions, Trump turned the event over to Sheri Dillon, an attorney who was on hand to discuss Trump's business interests. She said Trump planned to put in place a structure that will &'8220;completely isolate him from the management of the company.&'8221; &'8220;He further instructed that we build in protections that will assure the American people that the decisions that he makes and the actions he takes as President are for their benefit and not to support his financial interests,&'8221; she said. Trump will place all his financial and business assets in a trust, Dillon said. The Trump Organization, meanwhile, will not enter into any new deals abroad and all domestic deals will be subject to a heavy vetting process. The firm will also appoint a new ethics officer, she said. The President-elect has also terminated a number of deals set to close shortly, a step that had cost him millions of dollars, she said. Dillon argued that the decision had been made not to put all Trump's assets in a blind trust or to divest of all his assets because it would be impractical. She also said that Trump should not be forced to destroy the business that he had built up. &'8220;President Trump can't unknow he owns Trump Tower,&'8221; Dillon said, explaining why a blind trust would not be a workable solution to addressing conflicts of interest issues while he is President. Dillon said Trump would take other actions to avoid the appearance of a conflict over the Emoluments Clause [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2017

Finland firm eyes construction of $200M rubber plant in Mindanao

Finland firm eyes construction of $200M rubber plant in Mindanao.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 10th, 2017

Local firm eyes $250-M Leyte steel mill project

MANILA, Philippines – A company formerly engaged in mining in Leyte is proposing to develop a steel mill plant in the province with an investment of $250 mil.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 30th, 2016

Polish firm opening $2-M manufacturing plant

MANILA, Philippines – A $2-million manufacturing facility, the first ever industrial project of Poland in the Philippines, has started operations in Bataan......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 11th, 2016

Economy: DoE eyes building 200-MW plant as backup facility

THE Department of Energy (DoE) is looking at building a 200-megawatt (MW) plant that runs on liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a backup facility that can be run during times of supply shortage, which recently happened when several power plants went on a forc.....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 16th, 2016

Apple facing slew of Russian lawsuits over slow iPhones

MOSCOW, Russia – Seven lawsuits have been launched in Russia and "hundreds" dozens more are in the pipeline against US tech giant Apple which has already admitted to slowing the performance of older iPhone models, a lawyer for some of the plaintiffs said Wednesday. "We have sent seven lawsuits to Moscow ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 18th, 2018

GenSan eyes processing facilities for medical wastes and plastics

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 16 January) — The city government is working on the establishment of processing facilities for medical wastes and plastics recycling at its sanitary landfill complex. City Councilor Elizabeth Bagonoc, chair of the city council’s committee on environment and climate change, said the two projects are already in the pipeline and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 16th, 2018

Bataan gov’t center offers high-speed Internet, lower power rates

As the new capitol building called “The Bunker” nears completion, the government center is offering high-speed Internet and cheaper power rates as the come-ons for government offices and commercial establishments. #BeFullyInformed Bataan gov’t center offers high-speed Internet, lower power rates Capitol, Bataan — As the new capitol building called “The Bunker” nears completion, the government… link: Bataan gov’t center offers high-speed Internet, lower power rates.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

PLDT Digital Unit Eyes Partnership with Foreign Firm

Telecommunications firm PLDT Inc.’s digital unit Voyager Innovation is pursuing a partnership with a foreign firm within the year as part of efforts to further improve the delivery of digital services to its subscribers. This comes as the company prepares for the entry of a third major player in the local telco industry. “The partnership […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

HEADS UP: 10 sporting events to watch out for in 2018

2017 has come and gone, and it delivered some exciting sporting moments that has every sports fan clamoring for more. Worry not, though, as 2018 looks primed to satisfy even the most die-hard Pinoy sports aficionado with its bevy of local and international sporting events. Let's welcome the upcoming year with 10 of the most exciting sporting events to watch out for this 2018.   NCAA 93 & UAAP 80 VOLLEYBALL The cagers are out, and the spikers are in. Volleyball season begins this January 4 with NCAA season 93, followed by the 81st season of the UAAP this February. NCAA volleybelles are once again ready to take center court, and the defending women's champion Arellano University Lady Chiefs, led by heavy hitters Jovie Prado and Regine Arocha are banking on their undisputed team play to propel them to another title. Playing inspired volleyball throughout the season, the Lady Chiefs stunned the thrice-to-beat San Sebastian Lady Stags in the Finals last year, ultimately ending Grethcel Soltones' collegiate career with a dud. Rising stars like San Beda's Ces Racraquin, JRU's Karen Montojo also make the upcoming NCAA volleyball season worth waiting for. UAAP volleyball begins a month later the NCAA tournament, but expect the field to be even more tumultuous. With no clear-cut number 2 team to challenge the two-time defending champions DLSU Lady Spikers, it will be a toss-up against basically the other seven schools to step up. Dangerous squads include the much-improved Adamson Lady Falcons, last year's pleasant surprise UST, the dynastic Ateneo Lady Eagles, and the intact NU Lady Bulldogs and FEU Lady Tamaraws. NBA ALL-STAR GAME & 2018 NBA FINALS The annual showcase of the NBA's brightest stars just got a major revamp. That's right, the league has done away with the traditional East-West teams, and will now have a playground-type pool selection of players between its two captains when the exhibition tips off in Los Angeles. This raises a lot of interesting questions: Will the captains pick their teammates or will they go with a more controversial pick and select a rival? Will we able to know the order of the draft? Will this actually work in making the game better? While answers to those questions might not be answered until a few months, one thing's for sure, the NBA Finals, the spectacle that actually counts, will be epic. Will we be treated to Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers Pt. 4? Or will another squad swoop in to spoil the party? The league has indeed improved, with surprising teams like the Milwaukee Bucks, the Indiana Pacers, the Detroit Pistons out in the East already staking claim to playoff spots, and the Wild, Wild, West staying true to its monicker. The Houston Rockets and the perennial powerhouse San Antonio Spurs are still the favorites to pull the rug under the Warriors, while the Oklahoma City Thunder is right behind. Either way, with months of hoops already invested in it, the NBA Finals will surely be another explosive one, as it always is.   HOMECOMING QUEEN Alyssa Valdez spent the majority of 2017 overseas, spreading her wings in Taiwan with volleyball club Attack Line. This 2018 though, The Phenom plans on staying in the Philippines, armed with two year’s worth of international experience to focus on her home club team in the Creamline Cool Smashers.  "Next year, I'm planning to focus sa Creamline. Just this year, I travelled a lot talaga. They supported me throughout, esepcially doon sa National Team stint ko. They sacrificed a lot for me talaga. I think I have to focus sa team ko talaga,” she said last week.Alyssa Valdez just got scarier.   PINOY HOOP DREAMS: REMY MARTIN, KOBE PARAS  Two proudly Pinoy ballers based in the U.S. set out this 2018 to continue shooting for our island nation’s humble hoop dreams. Kobe Paras is still serving residency this 2017-2018 season with the California State University-Northridge Matadors, but his development is sure to be a joy to watch. The 6’6” Pinoy swingman accomplished a tour of duty with Gilas Pilipinas earlier in the year, and many Pinoys saw why we should all be excited about high-flying forward. Remy Martin, a 5’11” point guard dazzled in his first few games with the Arizona State Sun Devils, with his athleticism, explosiveness and feisty defense. The Filipino-American cager is proud of his roots and hopes to represent flag and country with Gilas Pilipinas in the future.   WHO (OR WHAT) IS NEXT FOR MANNY PACQUIAO? The never-ending saga of what’s next for Manny Pacquiao looks like it'll seep into 2018.  Following a rather controversial loss to Australian boxer Jeff Horn, Pacquiao has been “courting” the likes of Floyd Mayweather Jr. for a rematch, even taking to Instagram to ”greet” MMA superstar Conor McGregor before finally admitting that he’s been in talks with the Irish fighter’s camp. Whether he actually retires from boxing for good, or takes on another foe in the squared circle, one thing’s for sure: we’ll all have our eyes on Manny Pacquiao’s next move.   2018 WORLD CUP RUSSIA™ After four years, the best of world football will once again converge, this time in Russia to crown the Kings of the beautiful sport. The stage is set, the groups are finalized, and the 32 squads are promising the best 30-day football extravaganza in the hopes of dethroning defending champions Germany this June. Some group stage clashes to look out for are Germany vs Mexico, England vs Belgium, Portugal vs Spain, to name a few. June couldn’t come soon enough.   CHRISTIAN STANDHARDINGER'S PBA DEBUT No PBA rookie has probably come into the league as pro-ready as the Filipino-German standout Christian Standhardinger. The 6’9” big man was the consensus top overall pick of the 2017 PBA draft, and was also at the center of the controversial trade that sent Kia Picanto’s rights to the number 1 selection to the already-dominant San Miguel. While the trade did go down, so did former commissioner Chito Narvasa. Standhardinger’s entry to the PBA has come at a cost, but San Miguel is more than ready to wait one more conference to bulk up their already stacked squad. Seeing Standharinger play alongside 6’11” center and reigning MVP June Mar Fajardo, versatile forward Arwind Santos, and the Beermen’s bevy of guards in Alex Cabagnot, Marcio Lassiter, and Chris Ross, is definitely a sight to see, just look at how he's tearing it up in the ASEAN Basketball League.    2018 ASIAN GAMES INDONESIA The Philippines’ less than stellar performance at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games was met with widespread flak. Not directed at our athletes however, but aimed at our sports development and governing body for its subpar work in getting our sports representatives ready. While the 2018 Asian Games isn’t so far away, a handful of Pinoy medalists from the SEA Games are going into the continental meet with high hopes. After dominating the SEA Games’ triathlon event, our Filipino endurance athletes, led by gold medalists Kim Mangrobang, and Nikko Huelgas, are once again primed to take home hardware. Marathoner Mary Joy Tabal, and boxers John Marvin, and Eumir Marcial, all gold medalists at Malaysia, are all bright spots that could soon unravel into full-fledged stars come 2018.   GILAS PILIPINAS IN THE FIBA WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS It’s official, basketball is coming home to the Philippines this 2023 by way of the FIBA World Cup, but Gilas Pilipinas will first have to try its luck in the 2019 meet. After dealing with Chinese Taipei and Japan this 2017 for a perfect 2-0 slate in the qualifiers, Gilas Pilipinas still has to face the Japanese anew, and the powerhouse Australian team early in 2018. A good showing against these squads will help Gilas strengthen its bid to international basketball’s biggest stage before we actually host the event in six years’ time.   UAAP 81 BASKETBALL UAAP season 80 just came to an end, but the next season just got way more interesting. Aside from the title defense of the intact Ateneo Blue Eagles and their ongoing rivalry with La Salle, a certain move by a coach has shaken up the league. With Aldin Ayo reportedly accepting the job as the new head coach of the struggling University of Sto. Tomas, we might just be witnesses to the rebirth of the once proud basketball program under the fiery mentor. That, and the way the DLSU Green Archers can adjust from the departure of Ayo and former two-time MVP Ben Mbala, key cogs to their season 79 championship run. The tight race for the MVP award will also be one to watch, with Mbala gone, it’s up to the local stars to step up to the challenge......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 31st, 2017

Nintendo eyes 20M Switch sales

TOKYO: Nintendo is expecting to sell more than 20 million of its new “Switch” consoles in the next fiscal year, the firm’s president said, with sales outpacing its smash-hit Wii console in some places. Tatsumi Kimishima told Thursday’s Kyoto Shimbun newspaper that the momentum for Switch is stronger in some markets than that of the [...] The post Nintendo eyes 20M Switch sales appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 28th, 2017

MIWD treatment plant more efficient – firm

METRO Iloilo Bulk Water Supply Corp (MIBWSC) noted an improvement in the supply of Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) a little over a year since it took over the water production operations. Engr. Rolex Jodieres, the general manager of MIBWSC, said that in the course of one year, the company has improved the efficiency of […] The post MIWD treatment plant more efficient – firm appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 26th, 2017

Russian company considering Bataan pipe-coatings facility

MOSCOW-based BT SVAP LLC is interested in building a pipe-coatings facility in Bataan, the Department of Industry (DTI) said. The DTI said in a statement that the agency and the Board of Investments (BOI) met with representatives from BT SVAP LLC on Dec. 20 to discuss investment plans particularly on a pipe-coating facility in the […] The post Russian company considering Bataan pipe-coatings facility appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2017

Russia to build nuclear power plant in Sudan

MOSCOW, Russia – Russia has signed an agreement to build a nuclear power plant in Sudan, Russia's Rosatom nuclear agency announced on Friday, December 22, a month after a meeting between President Vladimir Putin and his Sudanese counterpart Omar al-Bashir. Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2017

Meralco Powergen taps Irish firm as O& M partner for Atimonan coal plant

MANILA, Philippines — The power generating arm of Manila Electric Co......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 16th, 2017

Dennis Uy eyes more IPOs in 2018

BUSINESS tycoon Dennis Uy is planning to conduct more initial public offerings (IPO) next year under his holding firm Udenna Corp. “This year, we’ve made one company public—our Chelsea Logistics Group—and by next year, we plan to do more listings…with the support of everybody,” Udenna president and chief executive officer Dennis Uy said in a [...] The post Dennis Uy eyes more IPOs in 2018 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 14th, 2017