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Why Southeast Asia shouldn’t worry about ‘brain drain’

Why Southeast Asia shouldn’t worry about ‘brain drain’.....»»

Category: newsSource: bworldonline bworldonlineSep 11th, 2019

China, Southeast Asia Set Aside Mistrust to Fight Deadly Virus

TAIPEI - China and 10 Southeast Asian countries are linking up to fight a deadly coronavirus outbreak that's threatening tourism and trade ties.The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (AS.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated News1 hr. 1 min. ago

Diaz, Petecio lead PSA major awards honor roll

A boxing world champion and an Olympic silver medalist are among those to be rendered with major awards in next month’s annual SMC-PSA (Philippine Sportswriters Association) Awards Night at the Centennial Hall of the Manila Hotel. Nesthy Petecio and Hidilyn Diaz lead the 12 personalities who are the recipients of major awards from the country’s oldest media organization in the March 6 gala night presented by the Philippine Sports Commission, MILO, Philippine Basketball Association, Rain or Shine, and Air Asia. The two lady athletes are also members of Team Philippines which will be honored with the coveted Athlete of the Year award on account of its successful regaining of the Southeast Asian Games overall championship. Petecio, 27, won the featherweight gold in the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Ulan-Ude, Russia, while Diaz, 29, and silver medal winner in the 2016 Rio Olympics, bagged a silver in the Asian Championships and a pair of bronze in the World Weightlifting Championships. The country’s first qualifier in the Tokyo Olympics in pole vaulter Ernest John Obiena is also a major awardee for topping the qualifying meet in Chiara, Italy. He also won golds in the Asian Athletics Championship and the Summer Universiade. Two other world boxing champions are also in the honor roll list in reigning International Boxing Federation (IBF) super-flyweight title holder Jerwin Ancajas and World Boxing Organization (WBO) bantamweight king Johnriel Casimero. Not to be left out are major awardees in basketball composed of the undefeated, sixth-time UAAP women’s champion National University, five-time PBA Philippine Cup winner San Miguel Beermen, and five-time MVP June Mar Fajardo. Completing the list of major awardees are golfers Juvic Pagunsan, Aidric Chan, and Princess Superal, and Horse of the Year Union Bell. Still to be named are recipients of special citation, the MILO Junior Athletes of the Year, the regular Tony Siddayao .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2020

Southeast Asia& rsquo;s 1st Star Wars virtual run set May 4

The battle between the light and dark side of the Force is upon us. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2020

Manila& rsquo;s 33rd

Now that His Eminence Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle has left Manila and assumed his new assignment as Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, the Archdiocese of Manila has officially become “sede vacante”—a vacant see. The time of anticipation for a new shepherd for Manila’s more than two million Catholics has begun. Given the post’s prominence, not just in the Philippines, but in the entire Southeast Asia, naming the next archbishop would probably be the one of the most significant appointments that Pope Francis will have to make in his entire pontificate......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2020

Billions lost as tourism industry reels from virus

Laos: Elephant parks unvisited, curios at markets unsold as tuk-tuks (rickshaws) sit idle: Southeast Asia is facing billions of dollars in losses from a collapse in Chinese tourism since the outbreak of a deadly new coronavirus. From Luang Prabang in northern Laos to Pattaya in Thailand, Hoi An in Vietnam and the Cambodian casino town […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2020

SE Asian tourism takes a hit as outbreak deepens

Elephant parks unvisited, curios at markets unsold as tuk-tuks sit idle: Southeast Asia is facing billions of dollars in losses from a collapse in Chinese tourism since the outbreak of a deadly new coronavirus......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2020

Southeast Asia feels the burn as coronavirus keeps Chinese tourists at home

LUANG PRABANG, Laos – Elephant parks unvisited, curios at markets unsold as tuk-tuks sit idle: Southeast Asia is facing billions of dollars in losses from a collapse in Chinese tourism since the outbreak of a deadly new coronavirus . From Luang Prabang in northern Laos to Pattaya in Thailand, Hoi An in Vietnam and the Cambodian casino ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2020

Tour de Langkawi s lone PH rider relishes new role

Langkawi, Malaysia---After the biggest cycling event in Southeast Asia has come to an end, lone Filipino rider Dominic Perez looked back on his performance at the 25th Petronas Le Tour de Langkawi......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2020

FIBA: Gilas turns full focus to Indonesia with Thailand game cancelled

Gilas Pilipinas is not putting too much into the postponement of its 2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers home game against Thailand. On Friday, FIBA made it official that the Gilas-Thailand game, originally set for Feb. 20 at the Big Dome, is off until further notice due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. With the new development, the national team is putting all their attention to Indonesia, who they'll face on the road on Feb. 23. "It actually makes our job easier now, we'll just focus on one opponent," Gilas interim head coach Mark Dickel said. "We can focus all our resources and time on exactly what they do," he added. Even during the past Southeast Asian Games, Indonesia was one of the teams to watch for Gilas Pilipinas, then coached by Ginebra mentor Tim Cone. The Indonesians are handled by former Gilas coach Rajko Toroman and an extra few days only bodes well for the Philippines to prepare for a master tactician on the other side. "They're well coached and really well structured, really disciplined," Dickel said of Indonesia. "For us, it makes it a little easier to focus on what they're gonna do [with extra days]," he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2020

& lsquo;Sex Talks with Dr. Holmes& rsquo; back for a provocative 2nd season

HOOQ, Southeast Asia’s leading video-on-demand service, has recently launched the second season of Philippines HOOQ Original Sex Talks with Dr. Holmes, now available to stream on HOOQ’s free tier......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2020

Shopee celebrates Love Day with up to 90% off on deals

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, celebrates the season of love with Shopee Valentine’s Day Sale from February 13 to 15. Take this opportunity to shower loved ones with gifts with discounts up to 90%, such as the Apple Airpods 2, GoPro Hero 8, and Xiaomi Redmi Note 8. Shopee offers a sweeter deal for one special couple to win a staycation at Holiday Inn & Suites Makati through Shopee’s Feb-Ibig Forecast......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2020

Ceres Negros blanks rivals from Cambodia

Living up to its billing as the top-ranked squad in Southeast Asia, fancied Ceres Negros FC toppled debuting Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng FC of Cambodia, 4-0, in an auspicious start in the AFC Cup group stage Tuesday night at the Rizal Memorial Stadium......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2020

Covid-19 in Asia and Southeast Asia as of 12 February 2020

Updates on the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations as of 12 February 2020: Travel Advisory There are accounts of travelers in some Asean countries being denied entry if they possess any China visa history in their passport. While this may not be official policy, it appears to be […] The post Covid-19 in Asia and Southeast Asia as of 12 February 2020 appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2020

Team Adroit qualifies for ESL LA Major

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu’s Team Adroit, secured a 3rd spot in the Southeast Asia Closed Qualifier of the ESL One Los Angeles Major 2020 after they won against Team IO Dota during the playoff semifinals in the Southeast Asia Closed Qualifier this afternoon, February 12, 2020. The team, composed of Cebuano players namely John […] The post Team Adroit qualifies for ESL LA Major appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2020

Filipino shuttlers succumb to Thais in 2020 Badminton Asia Manila Team Championships

Host Philippines absorbed a painful shutout at the hands of Southeast Asian powerhouse Thailand at the start of the 2020 Badminton Asia Manila Team Championships......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2020

Thais too tough for Philippines shuttlers

Host Philippines absorbed a painful shutout at the hands of Southeast Asian powerhouse Thailand at the start of the 2020 Badminton Asia Manila Team Championships at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum yesterday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2020

Cebu’s Team Adroit misses tourney’s top spot due to internet connection problem

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu’s Dota 2 team, Team Adroit, missed their opportunity to secure the top spot in the Los Angeles Major 2020 Southeast Asia Closed Qualifiers following a loss to Team Fanatic during the playoff semifinals held on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. Team Fanatic that consists of players coming from different Southeast Asian […] The post Cebu’s Team Adroit misses tourney’s top spot due to internet connection problem appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2020

Ravena, Animam headline PSA basketball honors

Three individuals who played a huge part in completing a season to remember are bound to reap the fruits of their hard work. Jack Danielle Animam and her venerable coach at National University Patrick Aquino, along with Ateneo stalwart Thirdy Ravena will be the recipients of special awards in the coming SMC-PSA (Philippine Sportswriters Association) Annual Awards Night at the Centennial Hall of the Manila Hotel. Ravena is the year’s Mr. Basketball, while Animam and Aquino are going to be the first awardees of Ms. Basketball and Coach of the Year honors from the country’s oldest media organization established in 1949. The three are part of the long honor roll list headed by 2019 Athlete of the Year Team Philippines which will be feted in a grand March 6 ceremony presented by the Philippine Sports Commission, MILO, Cignal TV, Philippine Basketball Association, Rain or Shine, and AirAsia. Animam and Aquino formed part of the undefeated National University Lady Bulldogs who extended their reign as UAAP women’s basketball champion following yet another perfect season campaign. The team copped a sixth straight UAAP title with another 16-0 record, including a sweep of University of Santo Tomas in the finals. Overall, the Bulldogs have extended their unprecedented winning streak to 96 games in a six-year span. Aquino also served as architect of the Gilas Pilipinas women’s 5-on-5 and 3x3 teams that brought home the breakthrough golds in the last 30th Southeast Asian Games. Working behind the core of the Lady Bulldogs led by Animam, Aquino steered the Filipina cagebelles on top of the podium for the first time ever by toppling long-time rival Thailand in the final game of the tournament, 91-71, ending a long year of agony for Philippine women’s basketball. They did the same thing in the inaugural 3x3 event when they likewise thrashed the Thais, 17-13, for the gold. The same season also saw the Gilas Pilipinas women’s team retaining its spot in Division A of the FIBA Women’s Asia Cup. And Ravena? The well-built Ateneo guard served as the catalyst of the Blue Eagles completing an unprecedented 16-0 campaign in the UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball tournament.n The school retained the varsity title undefeated following a two-game sweep of University of Santo Tomas in the finals for their third straight championship. No men’s team in UAAP history has won the crown with a perfect 16-0 record, and was the first unbeaten champion squad since UST (14-0) in 1993. Ravena, who will forever be remembered for that iconic photo showing him standing on the scorer’s table and facing the Ateneo crowd while spreading his arms wide in the din of the championship celebration, were part of that Ateneo three-peat, which he capped by emerging as finals MVP each time, a first in UAAP history. Earlier in the year, Ravena made the final 12-man roster of Gilas Pilipinas in the final window of the 2019 FIBA World Cup qualifiers as the lone collegiate player......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2020

FIBA: Dickel wants 'good show' in Gilas one-and-done

Mark Dickel is handling Gilas Pilipinas for pretty much only two weeks as the national team's interim head coach. It's an extreme task, that's for sure. The Philippines started practice exactly two weeks before group play starts in the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers. In less than a week since training began, three players have begged off due to injuries and personal reasons. The fact that Dickel is only in charge for Gilas' upcoming two games likewise presents an intriguing challenge. "You just play the cards that you've been dealt," Dickel said. "You don't really about too much, you just lock in and feel lucky and thankful to have the players that you have, we got a lot of good players here," he added. Gilas will start the FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers against familiar opponents. The Philippines will open things up at home on Feb. 20 against Thailand, a rematch of the gold medal game from the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Gilas will then take on Indonesia on Feb. 23 on the road. He'll only handle Gilas for two games but Dickel is raring to put up winning performances. "I'm just excited. I know we're gonna be motivated and ready to go," he said. "We should put on a good show," Dickel added. — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2020

Interoperable QR code standard for Asean pushed

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas is ramping up efforts to achieve a cash-lite economy as it pursues an interoperable QR code in Southeast Asia......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2020