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NBA celebrates banner season in the Philippines

NBA Philippines press release MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The 2018-19 NBA season marked a banner year for the NBA in the Philippines, as the league saw growth across broadcast viewership, NBA League Pass subscriptions, social media consumption, and more. [Watch the Playoffs on NBA League Pass for 30% less with this limited time offer! Select Annual package and use code SAVE30 at checkout to redeem] “As we near the culmination of this incredible NBA season, the NBA’s remarkable growth in the Philippines speaks to the league’s impact and relevance to the country’s millions of passionate NBA fans,” said NBA Philippines Managing Director Carlo Singson. “The NBA’s commitment to innovation has provided Filipinos with a multitude of ways to experience the energy and excitement of the game. With the continued support of our partners, we look forward to building on this season’s success and taking the league’s popularity in the Philippines to even greater heights in the years to come.” Below are the highlights from the 2018-19 NBA season in the Philippines: Regular-Season Viewership 5.4M – The most-watched regular-season game in the Philippines during the 2018-19 season reached a peak audience of 5.4 million viewers on ABS-CBN. Through April 2019, average audience for live NBA games was up 15% and 87% year-over-year across ABS-CBN S+A and Basketball TV, respectively, reaching its highest mark since the 2016-17 season. 21% – Through April 2019, average audience of live, delayed and on-demand broadcasts of NBA games was up 21% year-over-year across ABS-CBN S + A, Basketball TV and FOX Sports, reaching the highest average audience since the 2016-17 season. NBA League Pass Growth 84% – Through March 2019, NBA League Pass subscribers in the Philippines increased 84% year-over-year, marking the largest year-over-year growth since 2012-13 season. To date, the Philippines ranks fourth in NBA League Pass subscribers among markets outside the U.S. and China and second in Asia-Pacific. Social Media 10.6M – The NBA’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts have more than 10.6 million combined followers from the Philippines, the most of any country outside of the U.S. 5.5M – Viewers from the Philippines to the NBA’s global YouTube Channel watched 5.5 million hours of content during the 2018-19 season, the most of any country outside of the U.S. 3.7M – Followers of the NBA Philippines Facebook page increased 15% year-over-year, making it the largest regional NBA Facebook page at over 3.7 million fans. Marketing Partnerships and Events 14 – Following the announcement of Vivo as Official Smartphone of the NBA in the Philippines, this season the league has a record 14 partners in the country.   2M – The Jr. NBA Philippines presented by Alaska achieved its highest participation numbers ever in 2019 - more than 59,000 players and coaches - and has reached more than two million players, parents and coaches across more than 190 cities and municipalities since 2007. Merchandise 62% – NBA merchandise sales from the Philippines on NBAStore.com have increased 62% year-over-year.   The NBA Finals 2019 tip off in the Philippines on Friday, May 31 on ABS-CBN, Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 30th, 2019

UAAP 81: Ateneo celebrates Volleyball, Football titles in Back on Top Bonfire

Ateneo de Manila University closed out the 81st season of the UAAP with two more championships, after the Men's Football and Women's Volleyball teams both brought UAAP gold back to Katipunan.  The men's football team, led by season MVP Jarvey Gayoso, defeated collegiate rivals De La Salle University, 2-1, last May 16th in a match that needed a 30-minute extension to decide.  The Lady Eagles volleyball team meanwhile, came back from a one-game deficit to defeat the Sisi Rondina-led University of Santo Tomas Golden Tigresses in a best-of-three finals series to reclaim their spot at the top of the UAAP women's volleyball landscape.  Both achievements were celebrated in Ateneo's Back on Top Bonfire, Friday evening at the Ateneo de Manila Grade School Parking grounds in Katipunan.  This was Ateneo's second bonfire celebration for Season 81, with the first taking place back in December of 2018 to celebrate their first-semester triumphs, highlighted by the Blue Eagles men's basketball team's second-straight championship. Ateneo President Fr. Jose Ramon "Jet" Villarin opened the festivities by thanking all the athletes who proudly represented Ateneo's colors thoughout the season as well as speaking about the UAAP as being not only a competition, but a community as well.  "The uaap is community first before its a competition," Villarin stated. "Maybe we're competitors, but we're a community first. We need our rivals for our better selves. We need our competitors to go beyond ourselves. We need passion and transendence, going beyond ourselves, that's a gift."  Blue Eagle Bonfire happening now inside the Ateneo De Manila campus. The bonfire celebrates Ateneo's triumphs during this past #UAAPSeason81 pic.twitter.com/3RZVJVNdMh — Santino Honasan???? (@honasantino) May 24, 2019 The first championship team to grace the stage were the Blue Eagle booters, who after a rough start to the season, managed to turn things around and ultimately finish the elimination round with the top seed. In the semifinals, Gayoso powered the Blue Eagles past Far Eastern University. In the finals, it was Gayoso again, who came up big as his last-minute equalizer forced extra time against DLSU. In the extension, it was graduating team captain Julian Roxas who provided the heroics, scoring the go-ahead header to secure the win and hand Ateneo their second men's football crown in the last two seasons.  #UAAPSeason81 Men's Football Champs now on stage | @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/mflr5Agbuo — Santino Honasan???? (@honasantino) May 24, 2019 When asked about his game-tying conversion in the first minute of injury time, Gayoso had a pretty simple response. "I think we can all say that it feels good that it was against La Salle," said the fourth-year striker, drawing cheers from the crowd.  Afterwards, it was the Lady Eagles volleyball team's turn to be recognized, as the masses of fans stormed towards the stage to get a closer look at their champion idols.  The Lady Eagles were dominant throughout the women's volleyball season, also finishing at the top of the standings and earning a twice-to-beat advantage in the semifinals. Ateneo faced a lot of adversity in the post-season, as they were pushed to two matches in the semfinals by Far Eastern University, and then again in the finals, losing Game 1 to UST before bouncing back and winning two straight to capture their first women's volleyball title since UAAP Season 77.  Fans storm the stage as the #UAAPSeason81 Women's Volleyball Champion Lady Eagles are introduced | @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/kBXsFn61Bk — Santino Honasan???? (@honasantino) May 24, 2019 The highlight of the night was the lighting of the celebratory bonfire, which was done by men's football MVP Gayoso and Women's Volleyball Finals MVP Bea De Leon.  #UAAPSeason81 Women's Volleyball Finals MVP @_beadel and Men's Football MVP @JarveyGayoso light the bonfire to close the festivities | @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/0QANEYebtQ — Santino Honasan???? (@honasantino) May 24, 2019 Also recognized during the bonfire were the Ateneo Juniors Basketball Team and the Ateneo Men's Lawn Tennis Team, both finishing as first runners-up in their respective tournaments.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 24th, 2019

Parkmall kicks off the biggest pet festival in Cebu City

Known for being a community mall that first opened its doors to pets in Cebu, Parkmall once again launched the biggest and most diverse pet event in the country, the Pet Festival Philippines, yesterday, May 16, Friday. As it celebrates its 10th year of being a pet-friendly mall, Parkmall promises an even grander series of […] The post Parkmall kicks off the biggest pet festival in Cebu City appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 18th, 2019

3-year MassKara audit report submitted to City Council

BACOLOD City – The Silver Masskara Festival Organization (SMFO) submitted to the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) its audited financial statements on the holding of the Masskara festival from 2016, 2017, and 2018. Aside from submitting the financial report, SMFO festival director Eli Tajanlangit also opened to the media their financial statements at the Business Inn Hotel […] The post 3-year MassKara audit report submitted to City Council appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsApr 30th, 2019

LGU Sorsogon City assists in drug dependents treatment

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Iriga City celebrates Int l Youth Day and Linggo ng Kabataan

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Category: newsSource:  voxbikolRelated NewsApr 28th, 2019

Our Santo Niño and other festivals

THE Philippines is known for its festivals, with three of the biggest celebrated in this month of January – the Ati-atihan of Kalibo, Aklan, the Sinulog of Cebu City, and the Dinagyang of Iloilo City, all in honor of the Sto. Niño. The Ati-atihan is one of the oldest festivals in the country. It celebrates the coming of ten datus led by Datu Puti and their people from Kalimantan, Borneo, in the 13th century to Panay island, where they were welcomed by dark-skinned Atis led by Ati Marikudo. Together the highland Atis and the lowland Marayons came to celebrate good harvests with street dancing. After the Spaniards came in the 16th century, the festival became a homage to the Santo Niño......»»

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In Pampanga, San Fernando celebrates Christmas with annual Giant Lantern Festival

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Yamaha Celebrates the 1st Caloocan Motorcycle Festival

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Niyogyugan Festivities

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Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsAug 29th, 2016

Yamaha Celebrates The Kadayawan Festival: A Week Of Cultural Fusion

Yamaha Celebrates The Kadayawan Festival: A Week Of Cultural Fusion.....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsAug 29th, 2016

Unmistakably Davao

A street dancer dressed like a durian takes part in the Pamulak sa Kadayawan, one of the highlights of Davao City’s famed Kadayawan Festival which celebrates life, the bounties of nature and peaceful living. (Rolan Garcia/ Manila Bulletin/ mb.com.p.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2016

Davao City blooms in Kadayawan

Davao City – Davao City celebrates 31 years of the Kadayawan Festival this week by paying tribute to the 11 tribes that formed part of the city’s tri-peoples (Muslim-Christian-Lumad) plurality and the many symbols that perpetually keep the c.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsAug 20th, 2016

Marco Polo Ortigas Manila celebrates Mid-Autumn Festival with HK's coveted Mooncakes

Marco Polo Ortigas Manila celebrates Mid-Autumn Festival with HK's coveted Mooncakes.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsAug 20th, 2016

Guide to 2016 Cinemalaya entries

MANILA, Philippines - The country’s annual Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival celebrates its 12th year with a resonant theme “Break the Surface” featuring.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 9th, 2016

Cinemalaya 2016: 9 entries, what to watch

MANILA, Philippines As the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival celebrates its 12th year, it also expands its horizons. This year, the festival goes beyond Metro Manila to include screening venues in Laguna and Cebu. Cinemalaya is slated t.....»»

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Kaso ng carnapping sa bansa bumulusok ng 57% noong Mayo-PNP

Manila, Philippines – Bumulusok sa 56.8 porsyento ngayong Mayo ang kaso ng carnapping sa buong bansa kumpara sa kaparehong panahon noong 2018. Base sa datos ng Philippine National Police (PNP), sinabi ni PNP-Highway Patrol Group chief, Brig. Gen. Roberto Fajardo na bumaba ng 19 ang kaso ng carnapping noong Mayo kumpara sa 44 na kasong […].....»»

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Thief saws off Marilyn Monroe statue in Hollywood

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Bohol poverty incidence drops by 5.3% in 2018

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Boxing: Aston Palicte comes up short in WBO world title bid

Filipino boxer Aston "Mighty" Palicte came up short in his second bid at the WBO Super Flyweight World Championship, getting stopped by Japan's Kazuto Ioka at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan.  Palicte was off to a strong start, but the hometown bet rallied back midway through the bout.  From the 6th round onwards, it was all Ioka as the Japanese star took over.  Ioka tee'd off on the Pinoy pug in the 10th round before the official called a stop to the bout.  Ioka, who makes good on his second attempt at the WBO's 115-pound strap, makes history as the first Japanese male boxer to capture a world title in four weight divisions. He improves to 24-2 in his career with 14 wins via KO.  Palicte, who battled Donnie Nietes to a Split Draw for the same WBO title back in 2018, drops to 25-3. .....»»

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