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TELUS International Philippines promotes safe and open spaces

TELUS International Philippines continues to lead the way in cultivating safe and open spaces for Filipinos, with the leading provider of digitally-enabled customer experience and business process solutions holding an education series for its team members on the reality of HIV in the country. Organized by TELUS International Philippines’ Spectrum, a resource group for lesbian, […] The post TELUS International Philippines promotes safe and open spaces appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianOct 11th, 2018

TELUS International Philippines promotes safe and open spaces

TELUS International Philippines continues to lead the way in cultivating safe and open spaces for Filipinos, with the leading provider of digitally-enabled customer experience and business process solutions holding an education series for its team members on the reality of HIV in the country. Organized by TELUS International Philippines’ Spectrum, a resource group for lesbian, […] The post TELUS International Philippines promotes safe and open spaces appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

TV Buddhas, Bakelite robots and the subversively entertaining art of Nam June Paik

The international exhibit "Nam June Paik in Manila," which will open today at 6 p.m. at Len Gallery's new premises at Corinthian Plaza in Legazpi Village, Makati, will afford the Philippines and Southeast Asia a first-hand experience of the prescient, highly compelling art of the late Korean-American artist who's generally acknowledged as the "Father of Video Art." Nam June Paik (1932 -2006) was ahead of any artist to tap into video technology and explore its potentials for global connectivity and multiart interactivity and the signification and meanings all this could generate. Nam was a leader of the global avant-garde and with George Maciunas and Joseph Beuys, formed the...Keep on reading: TV Buddhas, Bakelite robots and the subversively entertaining art of Nam June Paik.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News22 hr. 38 min. ago

Philippines first container RO-RO barge port to open November 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Cargo from international ports in Manila will soon be transported via barges and Roll-on Roll-off (RO-RO) operations to the Philippines' first container port in Cavite. Set to be inaugurated on November 5, the Cavite Gateway Terminal (CGT) in Tanza will be integrated with other major Luzon port facilities ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

Training camp abroad up for grabs in Collegiate Grand Slam

A one-week training camp abroad will be up for grabs for the six teams competing in the inaugural Philippine Superliga Collegiate Grand Slam slate to open shop on November 3. PSL president doctor Ian Laurel formally announced the incentive waiting for the tournament winner.          “These teams are preparing for their big tournaments so we will give incentives for their training camp, most likely it will be in Thailand for seven to ten days and this will be awarded to the winner,” said Laurel on Thursday during the combined PSL All-Filipino and Collegiate Grand Slam press conference held at Club Filipino in San Juan.  “Magandang labanan ito pagdating dito sa incentive na ‘to,” he added. Vying for the title and a chance for an all-expense paid international camp are University of the Philippines, University of the East, University of Sto. Tomas, Far Eastern University and provincial teams Colegio San Agustin-Binan and De La Salle University-Dasmrinas. The Lady Maroons, who are fresh from winning the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Collegiate Conference that ended their 36-year title drought, are considered as one of the teams to beat.     Tots Carlos will make her return after recovering from a stress fracture on her right shin but UP will miss the services of Isa Molde, who is taking a break after playing in the UAAP beach volleyball tournament last month. “My team is composed of half very young rookies and veteran members so this tournament will help my team get exposure,” said UP coach Godfrey Okumu. “I believe that my team will learn again how to deal with their losses and wins in every game. So to me it’s a process of growth to my team, especially the young players coming in.” The tournament will be played in a single-round robin elimination round. The top two teams will faceoff in a winner-take-all match for the title while the No. 3 and No. 4 squads will dispute the bronze medal.   ---          Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 18th, 2018

Carpio: Out of ICC, PH helpless vs China

Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio warned that the Philippines would be giving up a "very strong" legal deterrent against a possible China invasion of the West Philippine Sea if it withdrew from the International Criminal Court (ICC). At the last round of oral arguments on Tuesday, Carpio listed the implications of President Rodrigo Duterte's order in March to pull out from the international treaty creating the ICC on the maritime dispute with China. Carpio told Solicitor General Jose Calida in open court that the Philippines could sue China's leaders, led by President Xi Jinping, at the ICC for alleged crimes against humanity should China invade Philippine-occup...Keep on reading: Carpio: Out of ICC, PH helpless vs China.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

Senate approves bill punishing catcalling, street harassment

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate on Monday, October 8, approved a bill seeking to to protect women from catcalling and other forms of street harassment. (READ:  The streets that haunt Filipino women ) Senate Bill 1326 or the Safe Streets and Public Spaces Act of 2017 seeks to penalize catcalling, wolf-whistling, cursing, leering, groping, and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

TELUS International Philippines Community Board Seeks to Fund Health, Environment, and Education Initiatives

TELUS International Philippines (TIP) is still accepting funding applications from non-profit and charitable organizations through the TELUS International Philippines Community Board. This is in line with the organization’s commitment, “We give where we live.” The TIP Community Board is a grant-giving body that looks for worthy-causes and innovative ideas to aid communities with unique needs […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018

Telus Int’l PH now accepts grant applications

TELUS International Philippines (TIP) announced that it is still accepting funding applications from non-profit and charitable organizations through the company’s community board. This program is in line with the organization’s commitment, “We give where we live.” The TIP community board is a grant-giving body that looks for worthy-causes and innovative ideas to aid communities with… link: Telus Int’l PH now accepts grant applications.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 16th, 2018

Thais, Austria-Norway rule BVR On Tour Surigao

LIANGA, Surigao del Sur -  Thailand 2's Nasuda Janmong and Saranya Laesood, avenging their lone loss of the competition, captured the women's gold medal with a 21-13, 21-18 victory over BanKo-Perlas 1's Dzi Gervacio and Bea Tan in the Beach Volleyball Republic On Tour Gran Ola, Lianga leg Sunday here. Another international pair, Austria-Norway tandem of Marian Klaffinger and Aleksander Sorum, ruled the men's division following a 21-19, 21-14 win over Air Force's Ranran Abdilla and Jessie Lopez. First time as partners, Klaffinger and Sorum also went perfect in the two-day double gender event, as everything clicked right from the get-go. "It's our first tournament. We spontaneously played this tournament. We had fun," said Klaffinger, who played for Austria with Moritz Fabian Kindi in the FIVB Beach World Tour Manila Open last May. "They (Air Force) played well. It was a tough match but I'm happy that we won it.  We had some relatively easy matches at the beginning so that we could get together well. I'm happy that we played that good in the final," he added. Playing much better in the game that mattered most, the power-hitting pair of Janmong and Laesood made major adjustments in last Saturday's 18-21, 17-21 loss to Gervacio and Tan in pool play to become triumphant.        Janmong and Laesood bested BanKo-Perlas 2's Amanda Villanueva and Roma Doromal, 21-13, 21-18, to arrange a women's championship duel with Gervacio and Tan, who foiled an all-Thailand showdown following a come-from-behind 18-21, 21-18, 15-13 over Kijja Khantarak and Sirinuch Kawfong. Despite the tough loss, Khantarak and Sirinuch Kawfong still has something to celebrate of, as the pair claimed the bronze medal with a 21-16, 21-14 victory over Villanueva and Doromal. In the quarterfinals, Gervacio and Tan rallied from a set down to beat Ateneo's Ponggay Gaston and Jules Samonte, 19-21, 21-12, 15-3, while Villanueva and Doromal won over Lianga's Leah Mae Pontillo and Maria Adabog. Thailand 1's Khantarak and Kawfong overpowered University of the Philippines' Justine Dorog and Abi Goc, 21-12, 21-3, while their compatriots Janmong and Laesood bested National University's Klymince Orilleneda and Antonnete Landicho, 21-16, 21-14. Abdilla and Lopez prevailed over Davao 1's Calvin Sarte and Edmar Flores, 21-19, 21-19, to set up a men's Finals meeting with Klaffinger and Sorum, a 21-16, 21-13 winner over Malaysia's Raja Nazmi Hussin and Mohd Aizzat Zokri. Sarte and Flores outlasted Hussin and Zokri, 22-20, 12-21, 15-12 to clinch third place......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2018

Breaking Down Gilas vs Kazakhstan

From the get-go, it was obvious that this iteration of Gilas Pilipinas would be a bit different. Coach Yeng Guiao, who could have opted on a more offensively potent starting unit, decided to go with familiarity and defense, starting three players from the Rain or Shine core in Gabe Norwood, Maverick Ahanmisi, and Beau Belga, and inserting JP Erram at center and Stanley Pringle at the point guard spot. The effect was immediately evident, as the corner triple from Norwood off a Pringle assist in the first play of the game set the tone. The trio of Norwood-Ahanmisi-Pringle showed why they are probably one of the strongest, more athletic, quick, and defensive-minded perimeter trios that Gilas has fielded in recent years. Practically switching everything on the outside, they did not allow Kazakhstan any room to operate, nor to get any rhythm from the field while forcing multiple turnovers, with Ahanmisi getting two steals that led to transition layups early. It was a 12-2 start for the Philippines before Kazakhstan could blink. The only thing going for the opposing team was their offensive rebounding, albeit these only prevented further transition baskets from the Philippines, as the Kazakhs couldn’t convert on the put backs. One thing Gilas has to adjust to however, is the way the international referees call the game, as their bigs – Almazan and Belga – got into foul trouble early, and penalty situation allowed Kazakhstan to make some headway from the line despite shooting just 1/13 from the field in the first. It was a low scoring first quarter, with Gilas held scoreless for the last 4 minutes and Kazakhstan unable to capitalize on the penalty situation, missing multiple charities. The quarter ended 16-9, Philippines. The second quarter started with Kazakhstan giving up their 7th turnover, which would be a recurring theme throughout the game thanks to Gilas’ defensive pressure. With 6 steals through the first 15 minutes of the game, Gilas prevented their opponents from getting any rhythm offensively, despite Rustam Yergali coming out more aggressive on the offensive end.  James Yap came off the bench and poured in 7 points in the first half, hitting 1 of Gilas’ 6 first half triples. They were 6/19 from deep while holding Kazakhstan, who is known for their outside shooting, to 1/12 at the half. Defense was once again the key in the 2nd quarter, as Gilas allowed just 11 Kazakhstan points, with themselves scoring 25. They forced 15 turnovers with 11 steals total in the first half, scoring 18 turnover points as a result; while they themselves committed just 5 turnovers, yielding 0 turnover points for the Kazakhs. The only downside was they gave up 18 freethrows to Kazakhstan, who luckily only converted on 11 of them. The half ended with the Philippines holding a commanding 21-pt lead, 41-20. Stanley Pringle was impressive to say the least, running the offense and controlling the pace of the game, living up to the all the accolades thrown his way prior to the Asiad. Kazakhstan came out of the halftime huddle with a lot more urgency, employing full court pressure all throughout the 3rd quarter, and outscoring Gilas 9-5 in the first 2 1/2 minutes. They also continued to hold the rebounding edge, especially on the offensive glass. While the Philippines continued to pressure defensively, doubling the ballscreens, Kazakhstan was able to adjust, hitting the rolling big man on multiple occasions for easy undergoal baskets. It was here that Fil-German Standhardinger went to work, getting offensive rebounds and scoring on back-to-back baskets midway through the 3rd, despite picking up his fourth personal with still 4 minutes left in the quarter. This turned out to be Kazakhstan’s best quarter, and the only one where the breached the 20-pt mark, outscoring Gilas 23-20. Whether it was the adrenaline rush with the arrival of Jordan Clarkson in the venue or an earful from Coach Yeng at the end of the third, Gilas started out much better in the fourth, with Pringle once again leading the charge. He hit back-to-back baskets to get to his game high 18pts to start the fourth period; while Almazan – who had multiple skirmishes throughout the game – also hit back-to-back baskets. By the time Paul Lee hit his 3rd consecutive triple midway through the fourth – his only field goals of the game – the game had been blown wide open on a Gilas 20-9 fourth quarter run, 81-52. At that point everyone started getting into the scoring picture while they kept the defensive intensity and held Kazakhstan to just 16 points in the fourth for an emphatic 96-59 opening day win. It was an impressive start to the tournament for Gilas, despite the absence of Kazakhstan’s best player due to injury, and more so with all that had happened prior to arriving in Indonesia. They now have four days to prepare for a key matchup with powerhouse China. With Clarkson, they get not just another elite athlete on the perimeter, but a legitimate NBA talent in his prime. It will take a lot more than that however, as the game against Kazakhstan showed. There will be no room for error against the huge and athletic Chinese frontline, and their younger guards. Defensively they’ll have to communicate as well, if not better; and our bigs will have to work extra hard to box out their Chinese counterparts. We can’t give up too many fouls, as the Chinese are tremendously better free throw shooters, and putting our already thin frontline in foul trouble will further limit their ability to implement Coach Yeng’s defensive gameplan. Offensively, I’m confident we have the talent to compete or even surpass China in the perimeter, and everyone knows Coach Yeng is a master at bringing out the best in his players. If our guards can wreak havoc and break China’s perimeter defense, and we’ll be able to get open looks both inside and out. If our bigs, Belga, Erram, Standhardinger, Almazan, and Taulava can limit China’s 2nd chance opportunities and give us a decent amount of 2nd looks, then we definitely have a shot. This Gilas squad definitely looks promising. I’m sure glad we decided to send one.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 18th, 2018

Real Estate Expo Manila is back for its second year this upcoming Oct 2018

The Real Estate industry in the Philippines remains quite positive as of today, withstanding the challenges in the external environment and thriving on the increasing demands of residential spaces. Following the success--Real Estate Expo Manila 2017, the event is coming back for its second year with the theme: "Igniting Excellence in Real Estate Service", at SMX CONVENTION CENTER MANILA on October 26 to 28, 2018. Real Estate Expo Manila 2018 is an international event and is one of the most influential platforms to escalate business networking with the top executives, the regional and the international investors, developers, investments promotion authorities and other real estate p...Keep on reading: Real Estate Expo Manila is back for its second year this upcoming Oct 2018.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

New Zealand offers support to develop Philippine Rugby

New Zealand gave Philippine rugby a huge boost after sending in club team Mangatainoka Barbarians to help reinforce their support for the sport's growth in the country.  An exhibition match was played between the Mangatainoka Barbarians and their Filipino counterparts at the International School Manila in Taguig.  Aside from treating fans to some quality rugby, New Zealand Ambassador David Strachan passed over a check for P800,000 to the Philippine Rugby Football Union (PRFU).  The financial aid was in support of the PRFU project “Rugby for All”, which aims to offer equal opportunities to youth and increase participation in sport.  The grant will help provide rugby training, clinics and festivals in Negros Occidental and will be implemented in 60 schools and provide equal opportunity for boys and girls to participate in organized sport. An added highlight to the evening was a haka performed by the visiting team.  It was the first time for many fans to witness the ancient Māori war dance traditionally performed by New Zealand teams in tournaments around the world. “Whenever someone thinks of New Zealand, rugby and the All Blacks come to mind. We are delighted to share this passion with young Filipinos with the help of the Philippine Rugby Football Union. It is an honour for New Zealand to support the development of rugby in the Philippines,” said Ambassador Strachan. ‘Rugby —A Sport for All’ is PRFU’s contribution to the Asia 1 Million Project initiative of Asia Rugby, to kick start the growth of the sport across the region. The Mangatainoka Barbarians will be hosting various clinics for the public, children, local club teams and opportunities to meet the players and participate in event around the Philippines. The team will head to Clark, Pampanga on 8 August for a Rugby Open Day. From there, they will fly to Puerto Princesa, Palawan to participate in the third Annual Palawan Rugby Festival. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

Comic Cons and Filipinos who love them

  SAN DIEGO -- More than 130,000 people of all ages, backgrounds, and interests thronged to the massive 2018 San Diego International Comic Con (SDCC), held from July 18-22 at the San Diego Convention Center and in surrounding hotels and open spaces of the San Diego Gaslamp District. Filipino Americans were among the enthusiastic attendees. What began in 1970 as a modest comic book gathering of fans/geeks/nerds at the U.S. Grant Hotel is now the internationally known annual cultural showcase for all media expressions, far expanded from just comic books. Among the crowds were Filipinos of various ages and who came from great distances. The most elderly was 72-year-old...Keep on reading: Comic Cons and Filipinos who love them.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2018

Want to be mentored by local, international music experts? Here s your chance

MANILA, Philippines – Singer-songwriters who are hoping to be the next big thing in OPM – and beyond – still have a shot at learning from top local and international musicians as Elements Music Camp extends its deadline for applications to August 3. The camp is open to unsigned Filipino musicians ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2018

Philippines captures Vietnam Open relay gold

Filipino quartet Anfernee Lopena, Eric Cray, Clinton Bautista and Patrick Unso submitted the country’s second-best time in the 4x100 meter relay in ruling the event in the 25th Ho Chi Minh City International Track and Field-Vietnam Open in Vietnam over the weekend......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 30th, 2018

Philippines backs long-overdue UN migration pact

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines joined other United Nations (UN) member-states  in approving the final text of an international agreement ensuring better treatment for migrants on Friday, July 13. The UN Global Compact on Migration lays out 23 objectives to open up legal migration and better manage the influx of migrants, who have ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

Gonzales hangs tough in Spain

VETERAN GM Jayson Gonzales and WGM Janelle Mae Frayna drew their assignments, while GM Eugene Torre and IM John Marvin Miciano lost their matches on an unfavorable day for the Philippines in the sixth round of the 41 Open International Barbera del Valles 2018 chess championships in Spain. Gonzales, looking….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

Gonzales, Miciano keep Pinoy pride alive

TWO-TIME Olympiad veteran GM Jayson Gonzales outclassed Kartavya Anadkat of India and Asian Youth 18-under champion IM John Marvin Miciano dumped Jaime Ros Alonso of Spain in a pair morale-boosting victories for the Philippines in the fifth round of the 41 Open International Barbera del Valles 2018 chess championships at….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018

Miciano strikes back

ASIAN Youth 18-under chanpion IM John Marvin Miciano provided the lone bright spot for the Philippines in the third round of the 41 Open International Barbera del Valles 2018 chess championships at Barbera del Valles, Spain. Stung by a heart-breaking setback in the second round, Miciano vented his ire on….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 7th, 2018

Call for auditions for Disney’s “The Lion King” on June 23

            "The Philippines is rich with wonderfully talented performers," declared American producer Michael Cassel as to why auditions for the world's No. 1 musical, Disney's "The Lion King," will be conducted in Manila on June 23.   "We are excited to welcome to the cast young Filipino actors who will join performers from South Africa and around the world in bringing this show to audiences around Asia and beyond," said Cassel, who heads the international tour, which is preparing to open its season in Singapore.   After Singapore, the tour will enjoy engagements in South Korea and Taiwan, with other engagements to b...Keep on reading: Call for auditions for Disney’s “The Lion King” on June 23.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 19th, 2018