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We flew PAL’s A350-900 from Toulouse to Manila

When you are abroad, it’s often difficult to get news from home, especially when we learned that Sen. Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao his fight against Lucas Matthysse......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJul 16th, 2018

The ‘Heart of the Filipino’ just got bigger

This week, I am Filipino,” said a European passenger during the delivery flight of Philippine Airlines’ first A350-900, part of Airbus’ XWB (extra wide body) fleet, from Toulouse to Manila, as he observed the mood on board......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 18th, 2018

PH now home to world’s latest A350

PHILIPPINE Airlines brought home the world’s latest Airbus aircraft, the extra wide body A350-900, on Sunday afternoon amid a traditional water canon salute at Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2 (NAIA 2). Heading the ferry flight from Toulouse, France was PAL president Jaime Bautista, who declared that the flag carrier’s new and magnificent acquisition would [...] The post PH now home to world’s latest A350 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

PAL: Getting its 1st A350-900 from Toulouse

We arrived from London for an overnight stay at the Renaissance Hotel and had dinner at the Market Garden Restaurant together with 15 media personalities from Manila......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Virgin Galactic reaches space for first time | The Manila Times Online

MOJAVE, United States: Virgin Galactics SpaceShipTwo, VSS Unity, flew higher than it ever has before on Thursday, surpassing what the US Air Force considers the boundary of space, and markingREAD The.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated News13 hr. 33 min. ago

China arrest another sign of Trump s disjointed diplomacy | The Manila Times Online

WASHINGTON, D.C.: When Donald Trump flew back from a summit with China in Buenos Aires, he hailed it as amazing and raised hopes of a breakthrough on ending a tradeREAD The post China arrest another s.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

China arrest another sign of Trump’s disjointed diplomacy

WASHINGTON, D.C.: When Donald Trump flew back from a summit with China in Buenos Aires, he hailed it as “amazing” and raised hopes of a breakthrough on ending a trade…READ The post China arrest another sign of Trump’s disjointed diplomacy appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

UAAP Finals: Matty Ice extinguishes flames of red-hot UP

Safe to say, the UAAP 81 Men’s Basketball Tournament hasn’t gone according to plan for Matt Nieto. Ateneo de Manila University’s court general, now in his fourth season, has only averaged 6.4 points, 2.5 assists, and 2.3 rebounds after playing only 11 out of 15 games. Once he went on the biggest stage and under the brightest lights of the tournament, however, the real Matt Nieto showed up. Scoring a career-high 27 points built on four triples, the heady guard keyed the Blue Eagles’ convincing victory versus the University of the Philippines in Game 1 of the Finals. He did all of that, in the face of the red-hot Fighting Maroons, who were backed by a rowdy crowd. Of course, if there’s one collegiate team which knows how to persevere through that, it’s Ateneo – and if there’s one collegiate player which knows how to persevere through that, it’s “Matty Ice.” “Yung mindset namin as a team, paglabas namin sa MOA, nakita namin yung crowd, sabi ko, ‘Hindi ba naranasan na natin ‘to,’” he shared. “Yung Jones Cup experience namin, naranasan na namin yan so sabi ko, we were overpowered by the Taiwanese (fans) when we were up against them. This is nothing new for us.” During the 2018 Jones Cup last July, the Blue Eagles flew to Taiwan to take on national and club teams from other countries. There, Nieto also hit a memorable game-winner against Chinese Taipei Blue. Since then, he has had to power through a left pinky fracture as well as dengue – injury and illness that have slowed down his current campaign. That is exactly why, now in the Finals, the 6-foot playmaker was nothing but thankful for retaining the full faith of head coach Tab Baldwin – in what has been a down season for him.  “I credit Coach Tab and my teammates for trusting me in that situation. I just want to win because I’m a competitive person and I don’t want to lose to any team,” he said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 1st, 2018

Young Pinoy booters cherish FC Barcelona experience

Ten lucky kid footballers took part in a once-in-a-lifetime experience of training in Barcelona, Spain under the tutelage of esteemed FC Barcelona Youth Academy coaches. The kids returned to Manila recently after their global training camp that ran from November 4 to 12 and happily shared their memorable experiences, meeting other young athletes from around the world and ultimately watching their football heroes play live. “We’ve made a lot of friends there and learned a lot of things from our coaches. It was a memorable experience for us,” said Jelena Loren Soon of Singapore School Cebu and a member of the USPC Panthers and Cebu Elite Girls Team, who was the only girl in the batch that flew to Spain through the joint initiative of FC Barcelona and Milo. Soon was joined by Lien Dale Manuel, Alexander David Villarosa, Breindel Medina, Heaven Andrei Teodosio, Tristan Ybanez, Juan Pablo Unlay, Dylan Wong, Carlo Bongocan and Daniel Cagaanan  in the press conference held for the kids on Wednesday.   The Pinoy booters were carefully chosen by an expert panel from Milo, Cebu Football Association and FCB Academy in Cebu from almost 240 participants in Cebu last September.   The junior booters were immersed in a series of training sessions both on the pitch of Ciutat Esportivo, the home of La Maisa, FCB’s youth academy, and in the classroom at Camp Nou. The Filipinos joined other young delegates from Chile, Colombia, Jamaica, Malaysia, Maldives, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela. There, coaches instilled to the young booters the Barca methodology of creative passing and attacking while underscoring the importance of positive values. The Filipinos also played a friendly match against young players of Fundacion Marcet Football Academy. The game was played in four quarters with the Pinoy representatives winning the final frame, 4-0.      But the ultimate experience for these young athletes was their exclusive training with former Brazil and Barca player and legend, Juliano Belleti, capped by watching Lionel Messi and Barca play live against Betis in their La Liga duel.       As an added treat, the kids were given a chance to visit the FC Barcelona locker room – a unique and unforgettable experience. “Milo hopes that these young delegates will continue to work hard and aspire to be the best version of themselves,” said Milo Philippines Consumer Marketing Manager. “We also hope that these kids can share their experience and learnings to help uplift Philippine football and build ambition for others to reach their dreams.”   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

INFOGRAPHIC: Singapore lights up with holiday festivities

MANILA, Philippines – This year flew by so fast, the next thing you know, we’re already about to bid it adieu. But before we do, let’s give ourselves a well-deserved break to indulge in the exciting celebrations happening this November and December in Singapore! The whole of Lion City slowly becomes ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 5th, 2018

BABY ON BOARD | Philippine Airlines A350 XWB from Hong Kong to Manila – Manila Video

AIRLINE TRAVEL & AIRPORTS Flying again aboard Philippine Airlines’ newest aircraft- the A350-900 XWB! source link: BABY ON BOARD | Philippine Airlines A350 XWB from Hong Kong to Manila – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2018

ONE Champinoship: Banario backs teammate Folayang in title clash with Khan

Former ONE Featherweight World Champion Honorio "The Rock" Banario is confident his teammate Eduard "Landslide" Folayang will emerge victorious when he collides with Singaporean sensation Amir Khan for the vacant ONE Lightweight World Title. The pair will square off in the co-main event of ONE: CONQUEST OF CHAMPIONS, which emanates from the state-of-the-art Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines on Friday, 23 November. Banario's five-bout winning streak came to a heartbreaking conclusion when he locked horns with Khan this past September in Shanghai, earning the Evolve athlete his shot at the gold. After exchanging strikes in the opening minutes of the match, Banario was caught in a rear-naked choke that forced him to wave the white flag at the 4:34 mark of the first round. "The Rock" admitted becoming very careless in his bout against the young martial artist from Singapore, but he doesn't see his experienced Team Lakay stablemate falling into the same trap. "I became careless and overconfident in our fight, but I don't see Eduard making the same mistake," Banario said. "We all know that he is a complete fighter. He has a style that Khan will have a hard time dealing with." "When it comes to strength, striking, and wrestling, Amir Khan will have a hard time overcoming Eduard in those areas. I'm not underestimating Amir Khan, but Eduard is simply on another level. Both are complete fighters, but Folayang is a much more experienced veteran." Banario also revealed that Folayang is extremely driven in training for the scheduled five-round championship clash with Khan. "I see a highly-motivated Eduard Folayang in training because he didn't expect to be blessed with another shot at the world title. He's just so motivated for this bout. Eduard is ready to reclaim the world title that he lost nearly a year ago," he disclosed. Since making his triumphant return to the ONE Championship cage this year, the beloved Filipino martial arts superstar is on an upward trajectory. With the intention of climbing back towards the top of his weight class, "Landslide" impressively defeated two unbeaten Russian opponents. First, he dominated Kharun Atlangeriev in three rounds in May, before edging out Aziz Pahrudinov in a lightweight thriller two months later. After returning from defeat and posting consecutive victories over elite opposition, the former ONE Lightweight World Champion refused to sit back and relax, accepting an invitation from a close friend to train in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The 34-year-old Baguio City native flew out to the United States in August for a month-long training trip at the famous Jackson-Wink MMA training facility, which is home to a number of world-class athletes such as Jon Jones, Alistair Overeem, Andrei Arlovski, Donald Cerrone and Diego Sanchez, to name a few. Witnessing his Team Lakay comrade's grind at the gym to be in top physical shape, Banario made a bold prediction on the highly-anticipated ONE Lightweight World Title showdown. "This is the right chance and timing for him to get back to his throne," he declared. "He is ecstatic each and every time he's training. I think Folayang can get an early finish. It won't go the full five rounds. The fans in Manila are in for a treat.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2018

EXO and five rookie groups perform in Manila

The Korean boy band EXO performed four songs for the MBC Show Champion last Sunday at the Mall of Asia Arena. They were "Ko Ko Bop," "Boomerang," "What U Do" and "Power." The members who flew in the country for the show were D.O., Suho, Sehun, Chanyeol, Baekhyun, Chen, Xiumin and Kai. The members appeared first on the red carpet for the show. The walk was short and they stayed only for a few minutes to wave and greet the fans and media waiting for them. The super boy group from South Korea was still missing ninth member Lay in the lineup. However, EXO-Ls (their fandom name) got treated to a surprise. SM Entertainment released a Lay version teaser for their upcoming comeback "Do...Keep on reading: EXO and five rookie groups perform in Manila.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 30th, 2018

Panelo named presidential spokesperson

  President Duterte's spokesperson, Harry Roque, was again the last to know.   This time, he was not informed that he would be losing his job---news that flew to Manila on Thursday all the way from Bali, Indonesia, where President Duterte was meeting other leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.   Special Assistant to the President Christopher "Bong" Go told reporters in Bali that Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo was replacing Roque as presidential spokesperson effective "today, Thursday."   "For now, the President said that Secretary Panelo will be concurrent presidential legal counsel, at the same time, spokesp...Keep on reading: Panelo named presidential spokesperson.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

Khan’s father, uncle in secret Manila meeting

Three weeks before Top Rank CEO Bob Arum and stepson Todd DuBoef flew in from the US to meet WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao for a few hours in General Santos City early last month, a two-man delegation from the UK was in town for two days to try to make a deal for Amir Khan with the Filipino Senator......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 8th, 2018

Fil-Am honored for promoting sustainable solutions to crime, drugs, corruption in PH

LOS ANGELES -- Jorge "Jerry" Perez deTagle, national chairman of The Way to Happiness Philippines Foundation,flew in from Manila, August 3, toreceivetheBayanihanSpiritAwardfor his work to improve Philippine society.   The award was presented at the 17thAnnual Filipinotown Neighborhood Council Festival, where he was also recognized by US Congressman Jimmy Gomezand Los AngelesCity Councilman Mitch O'Farrell.   Perez deTaglehas spent the last several years working with the Philippine National Police, the Department of National Defense, local governments, churches, and community organizations to tackle the problems of crime, drugs, and corruption.   He ha...Keep on reading: Fil-Am honored for promoting sustainable solutions to crime, drugs, corruption in PH.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 24th, 2018

I was stuck in the plane for 6 hours after landing in NAIA

MANILA, Philippines - “I’ve never seen anything like this in my 33 years in aviation,” the pilot announced to passengers onboard EVA Air BR 261 that flew from Taipei to Manila last August 18 at 8:30 pm – a flight that was on-schedule, that is, until we ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2018

Cathay Pacific to offer nonstop Hong Kong-Seattle flights in 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Cathay Pacific Airways announced on Monday, July 23, that it would begin offering nonstop flights from Hong Kong to Seattle in the United States, beginning March 31, 2019. According to Cathay Pacific, the flight will be offered 4 times a week, using Airbus A350-900 aircraft. "We are very ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2018

First on YouTube!! Philippine Airlines Airbus A350 landing in Manila. – Manila Video

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Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

Bato wants to revive prison boxing

KUALA LUMPUR --- An amateur boxer during his days in high school and the Philippine Military Academy, Bureau of Corrections chief Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa is inclined to organize boxing matches in prisons in the Philippines. Speaking with Manila-based reporters covering the Pacquiao-Matthysse "Fight of Champions" here, Dela Rosa said prison boxing is actually part of the Bureau of Corrections' sports and recreation program before. "I will revive that," said dela Rosa, who flew to Malaysia and even accompanied Manny Pacquiao on stage during the official weigh-in, in Filipino on Saturday. The former PNP chief said prison boxing is also a way to help inmates with their rehabilit...Keep on reading: Bato wants to revive prison boxing.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

Cathay Pacific’s A350-1000 jet lands at NAIA

Cathay Pacific’s first Airbus A350-1000 service from Hong Kong to Manila yesterday landed at the NAIA terminal 3. Cathay Pacific’s A350-1000 jet lands at NAIA Cathay Pacific’s first Airbus A350-1000 service from Hong Kong to Manila yesterday landed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) terminal 3. Source link: Cathay Pacific’s A350-1000 jet lands at NAIA.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018