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Riding through history

At 10 a.m. on a Saturday, the festive sound of drums joined in with the clatter of the approaching train at the LRT-1 Central station. Eleven teams of four members — made up of an LRT-1 driver, an LRT-1 teller, a blogger, and a reporter — hurriedly lined up at the ticketing booth to load their Beep cards, catch the next train, and explore specific cultural and historical landmarks on a list. All were determined to arrive first at the finish line — and in the process, the teams explored Manila, despite the continuous rains. The post Riding through history appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsAug 30th, 2018Related News

‘WEAVING OF CULTURES’: 11 sister cities join Iloilo City Charter Day

ELEVEN sister cities, both local and international, are joining Iloilo City’s 81st Charter Day celebration today, Aug 25, 2018. They have confirmed their attendance during the Sister Cities Night at 6 p.m. The sister-cities are Stockton City, California; General Santos, South Cotabato; Agat, Guam; Dededo, Guam; Mandaue City, Cebu; Quezon City, Manila; Bacolod City, Negros […] The post ‘WEAVING OF CULTURES’: 11 sister cities join Iloilo City Charter Day appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsAug 24th, 2018Related News

DPWH: Kennon Road, 10 other Luzon roads remain closed due to repairs

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) on Friday, Aug. 17, has issued an advisory on the extended closure of Luzon roads due to repairs. “Eleven road sections in Luzon are still impassable to vehicles due to debris flow, collapsed road, damaged slope protection, soil collapse, and flooding brought by monsoon rains,” the DPWH […] The post DPWH: Kennon Road, 10 other Luzon roads remain closed due to repairs appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsAug 17th, 2018Related News

Hiyas sa Kadayawan candidates presented

DAVAO CITY, Aug. 3 (PIA)- Eleven lovely maidens each representing the 11 indigenous Peoples' (IP) tribes of Davao City were presented to the media on August 3 at Star Hotel, this city. The ladies wil.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsAug 6th, 2018Related News

Car bomb explodes in Basilan, 11 killed

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Eleven people were killed when a car bomb exploded Tuesday morning at a security checkpoint after government […].....»»

Source: Mindanaoexaminer MindanaoexaminerCategory: NewsJul 31st, 2018Related News

Primer on draft Federal Charter: Part Eleven

Primer on draft Federal Charter: Part Eleven Source link link: Primer on draft Federal Charter: Part Eleven.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Jul 28th, 2018Related News

Oro Chamber endorses Phividec Road Projects

Northern Mindanao’s biggest business organization has endorsed eleven key road projects for the Phividec Industrial Estate-Misamis Oriental for inclusion in the DTI-DPWH Roads Leveraging Linkages of Industry and Trade (ROLL-IT) Convergence Program) for 2018-2020......»»

Source: Kagay_an Kagay_anCategory: NewsJul 28th, 2018Related News

Manny Pacquiao is welcome to defend his WBA title under ONE Championship, says chairman

In the presence of some of the Philippines' best mixed martial artists, ONE Championship chairman and founder Chatri Sityodtong kicked off Tuesday's Reign of Kings press launch by congratulating arguably the most popular Filipino warrior, eight-division boxing world champion Manny Pacquiao.  Two weekends ago in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Pacquiao became an eleven-time world champion by stopping Argentinian Lucas Matthysse in seven rounds to become the new WBA (Regular) Welterweight World Champion.  Aside from giving Pacquiao props, Sityodtong outright invited Pacquiao to fight under the ONE Championship banner, even suggesting that the Filipino boxing legend be the on the main event of a massive ONE card in the Philppines.  "Manny, congratulations, I'm amazed by your legendary career," Sityodtong said. "Let's join hands, let's give the Filipino fans what they want, let's do an all-Filipino heroes card, a mega, mega-card, blast that to the whole world, Manny Pacquiao, please, I invite you to compete in ONE Championship."  Boxing is just the latest step that ONE Championship has taken to becoming a complete, global martial arts promotion.  In 2017, ONE put on grappling superfights as well as exhibition bouts featuring regional martial arts such as Lethwei in Myanmar and Muay Thai in Thailand.  Earlier this year, ONE went all out with their inclusion of striking-based martial arts such as Muay Thai and Kickboxing with the launch of the ONE Super Series, which has already featured some big-name strikers such as world champion Giorgio Petrosyan and Lumpinee Stadium legend Sam-A Gaiyanghadao.  "What we want to do is showcase all the combat sports, all the flavors, and hopefully we'll get multi-division champions across the different platforms to really celebrate Asia's greatest cultural treasure, martial arts." For Sityodtong, getting Pacquiao, arguably the most influential Asian combat sports icon, to compete under the ONE banner would definitely be a monumental milestone. "Me inviting Manny Pacquiao, I'm dead serious. If he says yes, let's do it. I'd love for him to defend his belt here in the Philippines, and give the Filipino fans what they want, a mega-card." The card, Sityodtong added, would feature other Pinoy combat sports heroes such as reigning ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon Vera, former ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard Folayang, and reigning ONE Flyweight World Champion Geje Eustaquio just to name a few.  Having Pacquiao defend his WBA strap on a ONE card isn't completely out of the realm of possibility, especially since the promotion announced earlier this month that they've managed to get Thai boxing star and reigning WBC Super Flyweight World Champion Srisaker Sor Rungvisai to defend his titles on ONE Championship's Bangkok card in October.  The 31-year old Rungvisai is considered by many as among the top-ten best pound-for-pound boxers in the game today.  With Pacquiao aiming for an in-ring return later this year, could ONE actually snag one of the biggest names in combat sports history?    Catch ONE Championship: Reign of Kings LIVE on Friday, July 27th, 8:30 PM on ABS-CBN S+A channel 23!.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 24th, 2018Related News

Thailand’s soccer boys prepare to ordain as Buddhist novices

MAE SAI, Thailand --- The young soccer teammates and their coach who were rescued after being trapped in a cave in northern Thailand took part in a Buddhist ceremony Tuesday as they prepared to be ordained to become Buddhist novices and monks. Eleven of the 12 boys and their coach prayed to ancient relics and offered drinks and desserts in gilded bowls to spirits in a ceremony at a Buddhist temple. The 12th team member who was trapped in the cave won't take part because he isn't Buddhist. The boys, whose ages range from 11 to 16, will be ordained to become Buddhist novices in a ceremony on Wednesday, while the 25-year-old coach will be ordained as a monk, said Parchon Pratsakul...Keep on reading: Thailand’s soccer boys prepare to ordain as Buddhist novices.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 24th, 2018Related News

Candles and chanting: Thai cave boys begin ceremony to become Buddhist novices

BANGKOK — Eleven boys from a soccer team, who were rescued from a flooded Thai cave in a drama that gripped global audiences, took their first steps on Tuesday to be ordained as Buddhist novices in a ceremony steeped in tradition. The occasion was broadcast live on Facebook by local authorities and starts a process whereby the […].....»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopJul 24th, 2018Related News

11-vehicle pile-up causes 4-km traffic jam in NLEX

Eleven vehicles figured in a multiple collision at the southbound lane of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) near the Mindanao Avenue Link in Valenzuela City on Thursday. The pile-up caused a traffi.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 19th, 2018Related News

PSC eyes 3,000 7-Eleven stores

THE LOCAL LICENSEE of the chain of 7-Eleven convenience stores aims to reach 3,000 stores by the end of 2019 as it accelerates its expansion to stay ahead of competition among other convenience store operators......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceJul 19th, 2018Related News

Publicist: Pacquiao rushed to hospital days before Matthysse fight

Sunday morning in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Manny Pacquiao put on a dominant performance to stop Argentinian Lucas Matthysse to capture the WBA (Regular) Welterweight World Championship. Pacquiao finished Matthysse off in seven rounds to earn his first knockout win since 2009, and it got everyone talking again, calling it a vintage Manny Pacquiao performance. As it turns out, the lead up to the fight didn’t go as swimmingly as the fight itself did. In an article by Pacquiao’s publicist Aquiles Zonio on PhilBoxing.com, the eight division boxing world champion was rushed to the Cardinal Santos Memorial Hospital on the afternoon of July 8 - seven days prior to the Matthysse fight - after he complained of difficulty breathing on multiple occasions. Zonio noted that Pacquiao underwent an angiogram to see if there was anything wrong with his heart. “An angiogram is a test used to detect heart problems.  During the procedure, a long and thin flexible tube called a catheter was inserted into Pacquiao’s wrist all the way up to his heart. A dye was injected and x-ray pictures were taken.  Based on medical information, the special dye allows the X-rays to capture pictures of coronary arteries and highlights where the clogs or narrowed spots may be located.  Pacquiao together with about four or five members of his inner circle accompanied him to Cardinal Santos Memorial Hospital in Manila around 3:00 p.m. on July 8 to undergo an angiogram.” According to Zonio, Pacquiao’s family and training team were unaware of this incident. The boxer-slash-senator kept it to himself so as to keep anyone from worrying.” What’s more is that Pacquiao was advised to call of his upcoming bout against Matthysse after it was revealed that he was suffering from an inborn heart ailment. Pacquiao of course protested, and was made to sign a waiver. In the end, the fight pushed through, as we all witnessed, and Pacquiao put on an all-time great performance to make him an eleven-time world champion. The pre-fight drama certainly made Pacquiao's success all the more sweet.  Watching Pacquiao’s domination of the Argentinian former champion, would you have guessed that his week leading up to the fight was this turbulent?    .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 19th, 2018Related News

7-Eleven operator targets to reach 3,000 stores by end of 2019

Philippine Seven Corp. (PSC) aims to reach 3,000 stores by the end of 2019, as it accelerates its expansion to stay ahead of competition among other convenience store operators. “Hopefully end of next year we’ll be close to 3,000, and hopefully even faster after that,” PSC President and Chief Executive Officer Jose Victor P. Paterno […].....»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsJul 19th, 2018Related News

TRAIN law lifts 7-Eleven sales by 23%

The implementation of the tax reform law at the start of the year boosted the sales of convenience store giant Philippine Seven Corp. (PSC) by 23 percent in the first half......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceJul 14th, 2018Related News

7-Eleven hiked profit to P533-million in six months

7-Eleven hiked profit to P533-million in six months Source link link: 7-Eleven hiked profit to P533-million in six months.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Jul 14th, 2018Related News

PH 7-Eleven operator reports 6-month profit growth of 19.4%

The country's leading convenience store operator, Philippine Seven Corp. (PSC), grew its net profit in the first six months by 19.4 percent year-on-year to P533.2 million, citing the favorable impact of recent individual income tax cuts on consumer spending.   For the second quarter alone, PSC's net profit rose by 18.9 percent year-on-year to P342.7 million, buoyed by the 19.2-percent expansion in sales to P11.55 billion.   The licensee of 7-Eleven stores reported to the Philippine Stock Exchange yesterday that system-wide sales had gone up by 22.7 percent year-on-year in the first semester to P22.2 billion, driven by the increase in the number of operating stores a...Keep on reading: PH 7-Eleven operator reports 6-month profit growth of 19.4%.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 13th, 2018Related News

Philippine Seven Q2 earnings jump

THE local licensee of the 7-Eleven convenience store chain saw its net income jump by 18.9% in the second quarter of 2018, driven by higher sales and more operating stores for the period......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceJul 13th, 2018Related News

Battle of champs up in Ironman 70.3 Philippines

Eleven of the planet’s top endurance racers, including three world champions and three Asia-Pacific titlists, gear up for another grueling test of physical strength and mental toughness in the Ironman 70.3 Philippines Asia-Pacific Championship firing off Aug. 5 in Cebu City......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsJul 12th, 2018Related News

PSA trains solemnizing officers on civil registration

PSA supervising statistical specialist Karen T. Fernandezexplains thata marriage is valid olny if both of the contracting parties are aged 18 and above. CABARROGUIS, Quirino, July 9(PIA)--Eleven (11).....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 9th, 2018Related News