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Visa to upgrade security of PH credit cards

Global payments firm Visa has mapped out a three-year program to strengthen Philippine payments security and bring down fraud incidents to record lows, boosting confidence in a market that traditional.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2019

F2 stays unbeaten; PLDT nails first win in PSL

    MANILA, Philippines – F2 Logistics stayed undefeated after drubbing Foton, 25-9, 23-25, 25-22, 25-16, in the 2019 Philippine Superliga (PSL) All-Filipino Conference on Saturday, June 22, at Imus Sports Center.  The Cargo Movers stayed on top at 3-0 with Ara Galang, Fil-Hawaiian Kalei Mau and Aby Maraño leading ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2019

Philippines calls for upgrade of worker skills in ASEAN

BANGKOK, Thailand – President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday, June 22, called for the upgrading of the skills of the workforce in member-countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), in support of the 4th Industrial Revolution. "With the 4th Industrial Revolution, we need your support in upskilling the ASEAN workforce," he said ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2019

Labor secretary urges worker skill upgrades to head off inequality

LABOR Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III said Filipino workers must upgrade their skills in the face of technological disruption, warning that mismanaging the technology transition will widen inequality......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 19th, 2019

PSL: Kalei Mau powers F2 to 2nd win

MANILA, Philippines – F2 Logistics overpowered the PLDT Home Fibr in straight sets, 25-15, 27-25, 25-22, in the 2019 PSL All-Filipino conference on Tuesday, June 18, at Filoil Flying V Centre.  Fil-Hawaiian Kalei Mau powered F2 with 17 points in her debut, putting the Cargo Movers at 2-0 in the standings.  Lady ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 18th, 2019

Van Halen Parmis is back at the Cesafi, now with SWU-Phinma

Cebu City, Philippines—As the players of the Southwestern University (SWU)-Phinma Baby Cobras started to warm up, a familiar face stirred the Cebu Coliseum up.  Now wearing a black and maroon polo shirt that bore the Cobras insignia, Van Halen Parmis made his much awaited return to the Cesafi after a two-year absence. Read more: Cesafi […] The post Van Halen Parmis is back at the Cesafi, now with SWU-Phinma appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 18th, 2019

Plans move ahead for statue honoring Filipino WWII vets

The preliminary design for a monument honoring Filipino World War II veterans depicts four life-sized bronze figures atop cast-concrete bases representing the Hawaiian islands......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 17th, 2019

Sangley upgrade 50% finished

The construction of additional facilities in Sangley airport, which is being upgraded to handle generation aviation and commercial turboprop flights The post Sangley upgrade 50% finished appeared firs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 17th, 2019

A dream, a goal, A World Without Waste

A man stood on the stage with an ambitious goal, but not much of a fleshed out plan. He wore a shirt so red, that if not for his coat and blue jeans The post A dream, a goal, A World Without Waste app.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 17th, 2019

Tricycle driver dad a source of pride, inspiration for his five kids

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Hermes Anor, 60, drives his tricycle day and night in order to provide for his family’s needs. Wearing only T-shirt, shorts and slippers, Hermes may look ordinary to many, but he is no ordinary man to his three children whom he managed to send to college from his daily earnings as a […] The post Tricycle driver dad a source of pride, inspiration for his five kids appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2019

Bridge board seeks upgrade of CCTV in Mandaue-Mactan bridges

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — More advanced closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras, including ones that are capable of capturing plate numbers, are eyed to be installed in the two bridges connecting mainland Cebu and Mactan Island. In a meeting with the members of the Mactan Cebu Bridge Management Board (MCBMB) at the Capitol on Friday, June […] The post Bridge board seeks upgrade of CCTV in Mandaue-Mactan bridges appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2019

Government websites down due to storage upgrade

Several government websites were inaccessible yesterday due to a storage upgrade implemented on the government web hosting service......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 14th, 2019

Around 800K BPO employees may lose jobs by 2024 due to automation

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Unless business process outsourcing (BPO) workers learn new skills or upgrade their skills, around 800,000 could lose their jobs in the next three to five years. Christopher Monterola, professor of Asian Institute of Management and A-Site-Aboitiz School of Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship, said the emergence of artificial intelligence would have negative […] The post Around 800K BPO employees may lose jobs by 2024 due to automation appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 13th, 2019

To get me prepared for the SEA Games -- Mau on her transfer

Filipino-American power-hitter Kalei Mau found a new home in F2 Logistics. The 6-foot-2 open spiker chose to join the Cargo Movers not only to help F2 Logistics reclaim the 2019 Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference crown but also to improve her game in time for the 30th Southeast Asian Games under the system of Ramil de Jesus.      “The reason why I chose F2 was mainly I thought about what team will benefit me as a player,” said Mau on Thursday in Day 2 of the national women’s volleyball team practice at the Arellano University Gym in Taft.   Mau transferred to the Cargo Movers after her former team United VC disbanded just days before the 2019 PSL AFC. F2 Logistics last won the AFC title back in 2016.  [Related story: Cargo Movers sign Kalei Mau] The hitter said that playing under De Jesus will benefit her for her first-ever stint for the tri-colors. “For a long time in UVC we didn’t really have a system that I was used to in playing overseas and playing back home in the States,” she said. “What I wanted to do is to try and find something close to my training level back in the States back to when I was playing in college just to really get me prepared for the SEA Games.” Playing for the F2 Logistics, Mau will be playing alongside national team teammates Aby Marano, libero Dawn Macandili and middle blocker Majoy Baron.   “I asked a lot of people what’s the best environment to put myself in if that’s my end goal. So I chose F2 not only because they have a good coach but also they have most of my teammates here in the national team,” said Mau. “The girls in the gym, they’re really holding me accountable.” The Hawaiian started to train with the Cargo Movers Thursday morning.     “The only thing that I would say is I would really want to spend a little more time connecting with my setters there, just because I know that a lot of Filipina setters they’re smaller,” said Mau. “A lot of the hitters here are also smaller. It might be a little hard to try to adjust but it’s not impossible.” Mau will need to adjust and make a connection with F2 Logistics setters Kim Fajardo, a former member of the national squad,  and Alex Cabanos. “What I like is high and faster sets to the pin. Something that a connection that me and Alohi (Robins-Hardy) like it was natural to,” said Mau. “But definitely, I’m excited to play with the setters that we have in our gym and see where it’s gonna take us.”   ---     Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 13th, 2019

PSL: Kalei Mau joins strong team F2 Logistics

MANILA, Philippines – Fil-Hawaiian Kalei Mau will reinforce Philippine Superliga giant F2 Logistics in the All-Filipino conference starting on Saturday, June 15. Mau announced her move on social media and said that joining Ramil de Jesus’ club may just bring out the best in her as she gears up for ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 12th, 2019

ONE Championship: Motivated Honorio Banario grateful for second chance in Grand Prix

Former ONE Featherweight World Champion Honorio “The Rock” Banario will be getting a second chance at glory when he returns to the ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix to face Russian striker Timofey Nastyukhin in the tournament semifinals at ONE: Dawn of Heroes this coming August 2nd in Manila.   It was announced earlier this week that Banario would be stepping in for Hawaiian wrestler Lowen Tynanes, who had to pull out because of a back injury suffered in training, as per ONE Championship Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong.     It was actually Banario who Tynanes defeated in the tournament’s quarterfinals earlier this year to advance.   Now, the Team Lakay star gets another chance in the Grand Prix, and he’s nothing but grateful for the opportunity.   “I would like to thank ONE Championship for giving me another chance,” Banario told ABS-CBN Sports. “To sir Chatri, sir Matt Hume, sir Victor Cui, and the rest of the ONE staff. I am happy and I think I am luck to be back in the Grand Prix.”   It’s not often that second chances come by in tournaments like this, and Banario is making sure that he won’t be wasting the opportunity that is in front of him.   “My last performance was not good,” Banario admitted. “I was lacking explosiveness, speed, and power, so I am trying to improve on those areas for this second chance.”   Banario will be facing a proven lightweight contender in Nastyukhin, who earned his spot in the semifinals after a stunning first-round TKO against the heavily-favored Eddie Alvarez at ONE: A New Era in Tokyo back in March.   The heavy-handed Russian’s resumé reads like a who’s who in the lightweight division and among those he has wins over is none other than Banario’s stablemate and former ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard Folayang.   “Timofey is a warrior,” Banario stated. “He has power in both his hands and he is a legit striker.”   “He is powerful and explosive, but I am looking for a way to exploit those traits,” he added.   This will be Banario’s first time back since his loss to Tynanes back in January. Since then, a lot has changed for “The Rock”, including getting married and now, he has a baby on the way.   With a family to provide for, Banario is now motivated and more determined than ever to succeed.   “Ngayon, it’s a very big motivation for me that I have my own family and that a baby is coming,” said Banario. “It is a source of my strength, unlike when I was single na sometimes tinatamad ay pwedeng huminto, pero ngayon, hangga’t kaya pa, I’m going to go forward.”   A win against Nastyukhin will send Banario into the Finals against Turkish knockout artist Saygid Guseyn Aralanaliev.   The winner of the tournament will be crowned the ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix champion and will get a shot at the ONE Lightweight World Championship.   ONE: Dawn of Heroes will also feature a number of massive matchups, including a big-time lightweight bout between former ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang of the Philippines and multiple-time lightweight world champion Eddie “The Underground King” Alvarez of the US, as well as Americian flyweight great Demetrious Johnson versus Japan’s Tatsumitsu Wada and Filipino up-and-comer Danny Kingad vs. former champion Kairat Akhmetov of Kazakhstan in the ONE Flyweight Grand Prix Semifinal matches.   The main event will be a ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Championship bout between champion Jonathan Haggerty of the United Kingdom and challenger Rodtang Jitmuangnon of Thailand.   ONE: Dawn of Heroes takes place on Friday, August 2 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Philippines.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 11th, 2019

Southgate wants one last victory from England

By Tales Azzoni, Associated Press PORTO, Portugal (AP) — Coach Gareth Southgate wants one last victory so England can finish its impressive season on a high. After making it to the last four in the World Cup and earning some high-profile victories after that, England plays Switzerland in the third-place game of the UEFA Nations League on Sunday in Guimaraes. "No England international is a practice match, every time you wear this shirt, there's an importance for you, for the country, for the supporters," Southgate said Saturday. "We want to finish the season on a good note, with a healthy performance." England finished fourth at the 2018 World Cup in Russia and earned convincing victories against Spain and World Cup runner-up Croatia in the Nations League. This year, it started with a 5-0 rout of the Czech Republic and a 5-1 victory over Montenegro in 2020 European Championship qualifiers. Southgate's team arrived at the inaugural Nations League as a title favorite, in contention for its first international trophy since winning the World Cup as far back as 1966. But two sloppy defensive mistakes in extra time of the semifinal against the Netherlands led to a 3-1 loss. "We lost an important game on Thursday and we've got thousands of fans here and we need to make sure that our performance is one that gives them something back," Southgate said. "That we finish the season in the right manner having had a very good season." England has not celebrated a competitive title since the World Cup at home more than five decades ago, and it has lost its last five semifinals it played, dating back to the 1968 European Championship. "We're at the stage now where we know as a team we're close to getting into finals and getting into the opportunities to win trophies, but we haven't got there yet so everybody is disappointed with that, throughout the camp," Southgate said. "What's been encouraging is that it's very clear the players are highly motivated as we go forward, that they know we've got to be spot on in the way that we play and the way we prepare." Host Portugal will play against the Netherlands in the Nations League final later on Sunday in Porto. UEFA created the Nations League to give teams more meaningful matches and reduce the number of friendlies. Despite some criticism at first, especially from clubs, the tournament provided some exciting games throughout its four leagues......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 9th, 2019

Kyle Lowry shoved by fan after landing out of bounds

By Michael Wagaman, Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A fan seated courtside for Game 3 of the NBA Finals was ejected after shoving Kyle Lowry when the Toronto Raptors star crashed into a row of seats while trying to save a ball from going out of bounds on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time). Lowry scored 23 points and made several big shots in a 123-109 victory that gave the Raptors a 2-1 lead over Golden State. There was as much buzz about Lowry's dust-up with the fan as his offense. Lowry was visibly upset. "There's no place for that," Lowry said. "He had no reason to touch me. He had no reason to reach over two seats and then say some vulgar language to me. There's no place for people like that in our league." Early in the fourth quarter Lowry ran down a loose ball and jumped in the air as it was going out of bounds, not far from where Warriors owner Joe Lacob was sitting. Lowry knocked the ball into a referee and landed in the lap of one male fan who appeared to grab Lowry's jersey with two hands. A female who was standing nearby patted the veteran guard on his back. At the same time, a man wearing a blue shirt who was sitting down extended his left arm and gave Lowry a hard shove in his left shoulder. Lowry got up and complained to officials, although nothing further happened. He told The Associated Press the fan repeatedly cursed at him and said he had spoken to the NBA about the incident before leaving the arena. Warriors spokesman Raymond Ridder and security officials confirmed the fan who shoved Lowry was ejected and escorted from Oracle Arena. "Hopefully he never comes back to an NBA game," Lowry said. Lowry said the incident was not like the high-profile one that involved Oklahoma City star Russell Westbrook in Utah during the regular season, when the Thunder guard said a fan made racist remarks. "People who sit courtside, they might get in on the action," Lowry said. "Don't sit courtside if you don't want somebody touching you." The incident overshadowed a breakout game for Lowry. He scored 15 points in the first half to get the Raptors going and finished 8-of-16 from the floor with five three-pointers. Lowry also had nine assists and four rebounds. "He controls a lot of the pace for them," said Warriors guard Stephen Curry, who had a career playoff-high 47 points. "He made shots tonight. Tip your cap to him. He was willing to take them. Historically when he plays well in the playoffs they usually go." ___ AP Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 6th, 2019

Petron spending $100 M to complete upgrade of Malaysia refinery by 2020

Petron Corp. is spending $100 million until next year to complete the upgrade of its refinery in Malaysia and allow it to produce Euro 5 diesel......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2019

20 new BFAR scholars sign contract

BFAR RD Nelson Bien (in black shirt) with the new scholars of the bureau for SY 2019-2020 during the signing of contract. (Photo courtesy frm BFAR-2) TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, M.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 30th, 2019