Truck body makers to join jeepney modernization, Eco-PUV programs

THE Automotive Body Manufacturers Association of the Philippines (ABMAP) said it will participate in both the PUV Modernization Program (PUVMP) of the Department of Transportation (DoTr) and the Eco-PUV Program of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). ABMAP, an organization of truck body builders, said that it will manufacture products conforming to and avail […] The post Truck body makers to join jeepney modernization, Eco-PUV programs appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource: bworldonline bworldonlineMar 13th, 2018

Lopez eyes 4 major participants under PUV modernization program

Four major truck body builders and platform providers may be allowed to participate in the planned shared facility for the assembly of the modern jeepney under the government’s PUV Modernization Program, which seeks to replace the estimated 200,000 units of dilapidated and environment polluting old jeepneys. Lopez eyes 4 major participants under PUV modernization program… link: Lopez eyes 4 major participants under PUV modernization program.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Weak peso drags Isuzu truck sales

ISUZU Philippines Corp. posted lackluster truck sales in the first half due to the depreciating peso, but demand could recover in the second half with the government’s jeepney modernization program and heightened safety standards, a company official said......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2018

Piston president arrested, handcuffed while posting bail

“The police wanted to make a statement and terrorize the people especially those critical of government programs such as the bogus jeepney modernization.” The post Piston president arrested, handcuffed while posting bail appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsDec 5th, 2017

Group protests jeepney phase-out anew

Jeepney drivers and small operators in the city staged another protest on Wedsnesday, December 5, against the impending phase-out of jeepneys under the public utility vehicles modernization program of the government. The activity was part of the nationally-coordinated action initiated by Pinagkaisang Samahan ng Tsuper at Operaytor Nationwide (PISTON)......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsDec 9th, 2018

Skateboarding, kickboxing, paragliding join POC family as associate members | Inquirer Sports

POC chair Abraham Bambol Tolentino on Thursday announced that three more sports have been included as associate members of the local Olympic body. The post Skateboarding, kickboxing, paragliding join.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

Lack of financial guide affects SK programs

By: Gail T. Momblan THE Sangguniang Kabataan Federation in Iloilo province is awaiting the Department of Interior and Local Government’s (DILG) guidelines on SK financial transactions. Iloilo SK Federation President and Board Member Ma. Angelica Bianca Requinto said the lack of guidelines affects the implementation of programs and activities by the youth sector body. “Indi pa […] The post Lack of financial guide affects SK programs appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 30th, 2018

Beep Card Firm to Partner with Provincial Jeepney Groups

A private firm is eyeing to partner with jeepney cooperatives in the province of Bukidnon and the cities of Iloilo and Cebu for the installation of automated fare collection system on their jeepney units in support of the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP) in the country. Peter Maher, president and chief executive officer of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

Angelina Jolie to guest edit BBC Radio 4’s ‘Today’ program

Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie has signed on to guest edit BBC Radio 4's "Today" show, one of the United Kingdom's flagship news and current affairs programs. As reported by Deadline, Jolie --- who is also a United Nations Special Envoy and known for her humanitarian work, particularly with refugees --- is expected to invite a series of guests, including refugees and survivors of conflict to discuss the global refugee crisis and solutions to violence against women in war zones. Jolie is scheduled to serve as guest editor on Dec. 28, and will join the ranks of other celebrities and well-known public figures who have previously guest edited the Radio 4 show, including Princ...Keep on reading: Angelina Jolie to guest edit BBC Radio 4’s ‘Today’ program.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 25th, 2018

BAVI is first Filipino company to provide leadership coaching to store managers

Bounty Agro Ventures, Inc. (BAVI), makers of Chooks-to-Go, has created Leadership Development, an internal coaching unit that provides leadership coaching programs to middle management employees and even first-time management trainees. Since its launch in 2017, the Leadership Development unit has rendered an estimated more than 600 hours providing leadership seminars and coaching to about 100 store managers who handle more than 1,000 stores of BAVI's roasted chicken brands nationwide. "The results have been promising so far. Since people undergo coaching, they have someone they can talk to, process their experiences, come up with better ideas, and therefore, better performance,...Keep on reading: BAVI is first Filipino company to provide leadership coaching to store managers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 15th, 2018

Corpse meets accident on way to funeral in QC

  A dead man on the way to his funeral met an accident before dawn Tuesday when the hearse carrying his body rammed a dump truck in Quezon City.   According to reports from Radyo Inquirer, the hearse driven by a Philip Iwarat, 42, was moving along Quezon Avenue before it accidentally hit the rear end of a dump truck.   Due to the impact, the cadaver, which was being delivered to a funeral home, broke through the coffin and crashed through the hearse's windshield. His head was seen outside the car, adjacent to the driver's seat.   The body had to be carried out on a stretcher and brought back to the morgue to change its wardrobe, which was ruin...Keep on reading: Corpse meets accident on way to funeral in QC.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 13th, 2018

PISTON protests vs. Delgra, jeepney modernization anew | News

Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operators Nationwide on Monday launched a protest action against the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board as it slammed chairman Martin Delgra III.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

16 Chinese among 50 charged for stealing cigarette makers seized by customs in Ecija

      GAPAN CITY - The Gapan police on Thursday charged 50 people, 16 of them Chinese nationals, for the October 5 theft of cigarette-making equipment, which were seized in an August 17 raid by the Bureau of Customs, a belated report said on Friday.   The complaint filed with the Gapan prosecutor's office identified only two Chinese suspects -- Zheng Man Hu and Yi Fa Ming, whose registered enterprise in Barangay (village) Pambuan was shut down by a BOC team led by the agency's former commissioner Isidro Lapea.   Zheng and Yi have been previously charged for violating Sec. 1419 of Republic Act No. 10863 (the Customs and Modernization and Tarif...Keep on reading: 16 Chinese among 50 charged for stealing cigarette makers seized by customs in Ecija.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

UN votes overwhelmingly to condemn US embargo of Cuba

UNITED NATIONS --- The UN General Assembly voted overwhelmingly Thursday to approve a resolution condemning the American economic embargo of Cuba after rejecting proposed US amendments strongly criticizing the lack of human rights in the country. The vote on the Cuban-sponsored resolution in the 193-member world body was 189-2 with no abstentions. The US and Israel voted "no" and Moldova and Ukraine did not vote. In separate votes on the proposed US amendments, Ukraine and Israel were the only countries to join the US in voting "yes" on all eight measures while the Marshall Islands backed one amendment. Some 114 countries voted against the amendments and about 65 abstained. ...Keep on reading: UN votes overwhelmingly to condemn US embargo of Cuba.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 1st, 2018

NDF consultant, 4 others nabbed by police in Laguna – BAYAN-ST

SAN PEDRO CITY - Five activists, including a consultant of the National Democratic Front (NDF), in Sta. Cruz Laguna, a militant group said on Tuesday. Casey Cruz, spokesperson of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan in Southern Tagalog (BAYAN-ST), confirmed the arrest of the five activists in Barangay Pagsawitan on Monday afternoon. Cruz said the arrest happened as jeepney drivers from Laguna were holding a protest caravan in Sta. Cruz to oppose the government's jeepney modernization program. According to Cruz, those arrested did not participate in the protest program. "We've confirmed that they are now (detained) in Camp Crame," Cruz said in a phone interview.   She added t...Keep on reading: NDF consultant, 4 others nabbed by police in Laguna – BAYAN-ST.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

Looking for an edge: Teams trying to turn data into wins

By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press Data is pored over by coaches and staff of the Orlando Magic on a regular basis. They’ll dissect how far a player runs during practice, how quickly that player accelerates and decelerates, how his performance changes as the workout goes along, biometric measurements like his heartbeat or when his workload is particularly heavy. The charts and graphs are detailed and precise. But how it’ll help the Magic win, that’s still an unknown. Wearable technology — chips worn during practice to collect information that analysts churn into reports — has been around the NBA for the past several seasons. It’s not permitted on game nights, and anything specific about processes the 30 teams are using falls into the category of closely guarded secrets. And when it comes to coaches deciding what play to call in the final seconds with a game on the line, it doesn’t seem to have an impact quite yet. “It’s all very beneficial stuff,” Magic coach Steve Clifford said. “But I can only digest X amount of information. And it has to be the right amount of information.” That’s one of the challenges that NBA teams are facing in this information age. Everyone knows analytics can help in countless ways. But the question remains simple: How? “You’ve got to take it and use it as best you can,” said New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry, who said he resisted using some data that he was presented several years ago when he coached in Phoenix — and wound up taking that Suns team to the Western Conference finals. “But at the end of the day, I think the instincts that you have as a coach become just as important, really.” There are some consistencies in what’s being collected. Regardless of what hardware a team is using, everything basically tracks the same things: distance of movement, speed of movement, acceleration and deceleration, workload and heart rate. Teams work on their own, largely without NBA oversight except for some rules laid out in the Collective Bargaining Agreement. It’s already been a boost in how teams monitor a player’s recovery from injury or surgery. But some also have wondered if the data collection is too invasive, or could be used against a player — something that isn’t supposed to happen under league rule. “It seems inherently geared to advantage the team,” University of Illinois law professor Michael LeRoy said in comments posted to his blog last year. “When it’s not linked to performance and not actually linked to injury, just correlation ... it’s hard to see where that data can be used to the advantage of a player.” The NBA has put together a list of what brands (like Catapult and STATSports) and types of products that teams can use, much in the same way it approves knee braces and other accessories. Teams aren’t mandated to share the data they’re collecting from the wearables with the league, although that may change once devices are permitted to be used during games. “Data collected through wearable devices has the potential to have a number of applications to improve player health — but it’s not a silver bullet,” said Dr. John DiFiori, the NBA’s medical director. “Information from wearables can add more detail on each player’s loading, which, together with a team’s overall toolkit, can help develop more individualized injury prevention programs, and assist teams in promoting safe return to play following an injury.” There could be benefits to standardizing the data, but that seems a long way off — especially since teams are still figuring out how to best go forward individually. The league and the NBA Players Association are working on finalizing a validation program will be in place to ensure that devices are measuring what the manufacturers say they’re measuring, and that they do so accurately. Atlanta rookie Kevin Huerter said in his short time as a pro, he’s learned a ton about his body that he didn’t even know because of what he’s gleaned off what his team has collected. “At this level, they worry and care so much more about your body,” Huerter said. “The technology monitors how tough practices are and how tough you’re pushing yourself. It’s a longer season, everybody knows that. So I think a lot of it is making sure guys stay healthy and listening when guys are hurting a little bit one day.” It might extend careers, help with injury management, maybe develop ways to avoid injuries. But whether this data will ever be sharpened to the point of helping a team figure out how to overcome a five-point deficit with 28.2 seconds remaining, that’s anyone’s guess. “Where the league is going, you’re looking for every edge,” Clifford said. “But as a coach, what you can’t do is you can’t stop watching the film. The data, talking to people, the numbers, all that, it’s all good information. But to have the clarity I think you need to make the right decisions, you better have watched enough film because that’s where you can see why, why, why it’s happening.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

DOTr warns jeepney drivers: Join transport strike, be punished

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) will not hesitate to punish jeepney drivers who will join transportation strikes within the month, the agency announced on Sunday, October 7. "We would like to emphasize that our stand remains the same, and will continue to be firm: The DOTr- LTFRB ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

Jeepney drivers warned against joining transport strike

The government warned on Sunday that it would not tolerate jeepney drivers who would join a transportation strike that might happen within the month. Several transportation operators have announced their plan to hold a transport strike due to the continuous increase in fuel prices. Operators said the impending strike is their version of 'Red October,' the alleged plot to oust President Rodrigo Duterte. However, a joint statement issued by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), stated that "The [Public Utility Vehicle] operator shall not resort to [a] cessation of service" and that "the rule of law would be en...Keep on reading: Jeepney drivers warned against joining transport strike.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

Man stabs neighbor over ‘old grudges’

By: Gail T. Momblan A 32-YEAR-OLD jeepney driver was hurt after he was stabbed by his neighbor over old grudges at Zone 4 North Baluarte, Molo, Iloilo, evening of Oct. 1, 2018. Florebert Aquino sustained a stab wound on the left portion of his body inflicted by his neighbor, Jimmy Asuelo, 46. Asuelo said Aquino has […] The post Man stabs neighbor over ‘old grudges’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2018

From the Bay to the PH: Stephen Curry s Manila Tour

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry made good on a promise he made to Filipinos three years ago -- to return to Manila.  Stephen’s game-breaking approach to basketball has scored him legions of adoring Filipino fans and followers from all around the globe who revel in every deep 3, every slippery drive to the rim, every sneaky steal.  His popularity has transcended borders, languages and cultures, and nowhere was that more evident than in Manila. Stephen’s first day began with a more than two hour on court workout with his trainer Brandon Payne. From shooting to speed and agility drills, Curry put in off season work as he continues to prepare for the upcoming NBA season. Steph Curry early practice in Manila ! — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) September 7, 2018 Curry wasted no time in tasting the local cuisine, and he couldn't have started with anything better, as he tried out some halo-halo.  Curry tries halo halo — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) September 7, 2018   A cold dessert that includes shaved ice, and various fruits such as shredded coconut, mangoes, jackfruit mixed with gelatin and milk. After touring a Jeepney, he traveled to Mall of Asia for the Under Armour Southeast Asia 3x3 Finals which saw he and his father, Dell Curry, on court for a shooting contest with other local fathers, sons and daughters. The competition was fierce but Dell and Stephen secured the win. From a press conference with journalists who came from all around Southeast Asia to cover the UA Brand House ribbon cutting to a skills competition shootout with his dad Dell, everywhere Stephen went in public, his Filipino fans followed in lockstep, fascinated by the presence of the two-time MVP and three-time World Champion. The fans weren’t the only ones awestruck - Stephen himself was blown away by the incredible landscape and cultural significance of the dense and bustling Manila.  Taking a quick tour of some city sights, Stephen then toured a Jeepney, the flamboyant WWII era truck that still can be found transporting residents throughout Manila. Curry capped off the day with a relaxing Filipino scalp massage at Titan and a visit to his shoe brand's main store. Before leaving the country, Curry dropped by the opening ceremony of UAAP season 81, where he led the legions of student-athletes in reciting the oath of sportsmanship. .@StephenCurry30 officially opens #UAAPSeason81! 🔥 — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) September 8, 2018 After a busy three-day visit to Manila, much is left for the MVP's Asian Tour. Curry still has scheduled visits to Japan and China, among other Asian nations. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 8th, 2018

Senator questions jeepney modernization

Senator questions jeepney modernization.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsAug 28th, 2018