Philippines vehicle sales among hardest hit by COVID in Southeast Asia

The Philippines is among the countries in Southeast Asia to be affected the most by the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 in terms of vehicle sales, a unit of Fitch Group said......»»

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Shopee launches Shopee Bayanihan

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, launches Shopee Bayanihan, an initiative focused on providing support for medical front liners and Filipinos in need.  .....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: TechMar 27th, 2020Related News

Dell Technologies: Cyber attacks, disruptive events on rise, affecting 84% of organizations Surveyed in APJ

The Dell Technologies Global Data Protection Index 2020 Snapshot reveals that organizations in Asia Pacific and Japan  on average are managing 64% more data than they were a year ago. .....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: TechMar 27th, 2020Related News

Philippines bond issuances slow down in Q4

The local currency bond market declined by 0.8 percent quarter-on-quarter in the fourth quarter of 2019 as government issuances fell, according to the latest Asia Bond Monitor of the Asia Development Bank......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceMar 27th, 2020Related News

Olympics-bound boxer Irish Magno promises to make the most of added time to prepare for Tokyo

Filipina flyweight boxer Irish Magno was the fourth and latest member of the Philippine contingent to secure a spot in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, before the whole world seemingly went into quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Magno made the most of her second chance in the 2020 Asia and Oceania Olympic Boxing Qualifiers in Amman, Jordan back in the first week of March, edging out Tajikistan’s Sumaiya Qosimova, 5-0, in the Women’s Flyweight Olympic Box-off to earn her first-ever Olympics berth. She joined top-seeded Men’s Middleweight Eumir Felix Marcial, who also clinched a berth to Tokyo while also taking home gold in the Qualifying Tournament. Just a couple of weeks later, Magno, and the rest of the world, found out that Tokyo 2020 had been postponed to 2021 because of the world’s current health crisis. While it was indeed a saddening development, Magno fully understands the need. “Sobrang nakakalungkot po talaga, kasi yun po yung pinag-hahandaan ng buong team, especially yung mga nag-qualify na,” Magno told ABS-CBN Sports. “But at the same time, okay lang po kasi mas mahabang preparation po kung sakaling ma-postpone yung Tokyo Olympics, at priority po talaga sa ngayon, at mas importante yung safety and health ng every athlete.” “So, if ever po, naiintindihan ko naman po,” Magno added. (READ ALSO: Hidilyn Diaz reacts to Tokyo 2020 Olympics postponement) The 2019 SEA Games Silver Medalist admits that the postponement doused her excitement for her maiden Olympics appearance quite a bit. “Medyo nabawasan din [yung pagka-excited], pero sa panahon ngayon, mahirap rin po sa amin na matuloy kasi hindi po kami makakapag-training ng maayos dahil sa Coronavirus,” Magno explained. “Mas better na ma-postpone, at least makakapag-prepare pa kami ng mas matagal pa.” With the added time to prepare, Magno assured that training won’t let up as they try to bring home some Olympic boxing hardware. “As of now, wala pa po akong balita regarding [sa mga upcoming tournaments], wala pa po kasi kaming naka-schedule, pero I’m sure naman po na tuloy-tuloy ang training.” “Pag-hahandaan po talaga namin to ng buong team, sisiguraduhin po namin na susulitn namin yung binigay na time for the Olympics,” she continued. While the 28-year old will have to wait a bit longer until she can wear the country’s colors in Tokyo, the honor of being an Olympian isn’t lost on her. “Sobrang laki po talaga [na karangalan], is a po ito sa pangarap ng bawat atleta, kaya pagbubutihin ko pa po talaga ang pag-hahanda sa Olympics, dahil para po ito sa ating lahat at sa bansa.” Magno is currently under self-quarantine until March 27th in Baguio City. With the current Enhanced Community Quarantine in Luzon, she isn’t sure if she can go home to Iloilo before April 14th. “Wait ko na lang po sasabihin ng coaches po,” she concluded. (RELATED: Right decision – POC president Tolentino on Tokyo Olympics reset)  .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMar 27th, 2020Related News

IATA pushes tax relief to Asia-Pacific airlines

The International Air Transport Association urged Asia-Pacific countries, including the Philippines, to provide financial assistance and tax relief to airlines as they fight for survival amid the impact of coronavirus disease 2019......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: FinanceMar 26th, 2020Related News

Suncity of Hong Kong gets nod to invest in PH casino

Suncity Group Holdings Ltd., Asia’s largest junket operator, said it obtained shareholders’ approval to invest in the Philippine casino market......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: FinanceMar 26th, 2020Related News

Market surges again; BDO jumps

The stock market soared again Thursday along with the rest of Asia, as investors breathed a sigh of relief that US senators have finally passed a gargantuan stimulus package for the world’s top economy after being delayed by wrangling over details......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: FinanceMar 26th, 2020Related News

AC Energy expands wind farm project in Vietnam

AC Energy Inc. and its partner are proceeding with plans to build the second phase of their wind farm in Vietnam, touted to be the largest in Asia once completed......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceMar 26th, 2020Related News

ABS-CBN S+A to air ONE Championship s best events of 2019

Looking for a fix of your favorite martial arts action during the quarantine period? Not to worry, ABS-CBN S+A has got you covered!  Starting March 27th, ABS-CBN S+A will be re-airing some of the best ONE Championship events from 2019 every Thursday and Friday at 9:00 PM!  Here are some re-airings to watch out for:  ONE: ETERNAL GLORY - Friday, March 27, 9:00 PM On Friday, March 27, relive the exciting first encounter between Team Lakay's Joshua "The Passion" Pacio and Japan's Yosuke Saruta for the ONE Strawweight World Championship in the main event of ONE: ETERNAL GLORY at the Istora Senayan in Jakarta, Indonesia!  Also on the card, future world champion Christian Lee faced off against Team Lakay's Edward Kelly, while Pinoy strawweight Robin Catalan battled hometown hero Stefer Rahardian!    ONE: HERO'S ASCENT - Thursday, April 2, 9:00 PM  On Thursday, April 2nd, witness once again, the intense third-installment of the ONE Flyweight World Championship rivalry between Team Lakay's Geje "Gravity" Eustaquio and Brazil's Adriano "Mikinho" Moraes as they headlined ONE: HERO'S ASCENT at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines!  Also on the card, Team Lakay's Danny Kingad faced Japan's Tatsumitsu Wada in a flyweight bout, and former ONE Featherweight World Champion Honorio "The Rock" Banario faced Hawaiian Lowen Tynanes in a ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix Quarterfinal bout.    ONE: A NEW ERA - Friday, April 3, 9:00 PM On Friday, April 3rd, take a look back at ONE Championship's historic maiden trip to The Land of The Rising Sun, for ONE: A NEW ERA at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan! The super-stacked card featured a ONE Lightweight World Championship rematch between Team Lakay's Eduard "Landslide Folayang and Japanese MMA legend Shinya Aoki, as well as a ONE Bantamweight World Title rematch between Team Lakay's Kevin "The Silencer" Belingon and Brazilian star Bibiano "The Flash" Fernandes.  Plus, Angela Lee challenged Xiong Jing Nan for the ONE Women's Strawweight World Chamionship, Aung La N Sang defended his ONE Middleweight World Championship, and American stars Demetrious Johnson and Eddie Alvarez both made their ONE Championship debuts.  You can also binge-watch Rich Franklin's ONE Warrior Series on these dates! For more schedules and announcements, stay tuned to ABS-CBN S+A channel 17, or head over to! .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMar 26th, 2020Related News

China vows to share COVID-19 knowledge, aid

  CHINA announced last March 21 that it will be assisting 82 countries in Asia, Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, and Asia, as well as the World Health Organization (WHO), in the fight against COVID-19. The world awaits China’s sharing of its knowledge gained from the three months that it faced the deadly virus. […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsMar 26th, 2020Related News

DFA: 2 overseas Filipinos succumb to COVID-19

MANILA, Philippines — At least two Filipinos overseas recently succumbed to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported. DFA figures showed that the two deaths were recorded in the Asia Pacific Region and Europe. #DFAAdvisory: Number of COVID-19 Cases Among Filipinos Abroad (As of 24 March 2020) — DFA Philippines […] The post DFA: 2 overseas Filipinos succumb to COVID-19 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsMar 26th, 2020Related News

Capgemini extends its Asia Pacific digital transformation capabilities with acquisition of WhiteSky Labs

Capgemini announced today the signing of an agreement to acquire WhiteSky Labs, one of the largest independent MuleSoft full-service consultancies in the world, with operations across Australia and Asia. .....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: TechMar 25th, 2020Related News

Stocks rally; Megaworld advances

The stock market jumped Wednesday along with the rest of Asia, after US lawmakers finally agreed on a mammoth stimulus package to support the world’s top economy against the impact of the coronavirus pandemic......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: FinanceMar 25th, 2020Related News

Jonathan Yabut on future-proofing your career amid coronavirus

MANILA, Philippines – As COVID-19 is set to change the economic landscape permanently, "The Apprentice Asia" winner, Jonathan Yabut, will share career tips on how employees and entrepreneurs can prepare ahead for uncertainties.  He will be conducting a free webinar on March 30, Monday, 5 pm. You can ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMar 25th, 2020Related News

Southeast Asia regresses on peace, inequality SDGs

SOUTHEAST Asia has regressed on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) like promoting peaceful and inclusive societies and reducing inequality, a United Nations (UN) agency said......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceMar 25th, 2020Related News

Asia markets surge as US agrees blockbuster stimulus package

Asian equities soared again Wednesday after US lawmakers finally agreed a mammoth stimulus package to support the world's top economy against the impact of the coronavirus pandemic......»»

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ONE Championship: Pinoy Jeremy Miado hopes to compete in Manila card this May

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jeremy “The Jaguar” Miado is not sure if he will get to compete in the ONE Circle soon enough. But he is hopeful that he gets to strut his wares sometime this year.  “I know we’re facing something big in COVID-19, and all I can do now is stay focused on my goals. I still want to ride on the momentum of that big win last November,” Miado said.  “I’m so excited to show a better version of me, someone who’s more versed in the ground game with new tools and strategies in striking.” After suffering a TKO loss against Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke at ONE: CALL TO GREATNESS in 2019, Miado finished the year strong with a first-round knockout win over Miao Li Tao at ONE: AGE OF DRAGONS.  Now he has his eyes set on the upcoming ONE INFINITY 1 set for 29 May at the Mall Of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines – the first of the apex events that ONE Championship promised to hold this year.  “I know that health should be prioritized right now. But if we successfully defeat this virus, I hope to be included on the Manila card on 29 May,” Miado said.  “It’s been more than a year since I last competed in front of my countrymen.” There would be no better event for Miado to make his return at, and if given the chance, he will have no second thoughts on taking the match.  “I believe that’s the perfect event for me to pick up on what I did in Beijing,” Miado said.  “Now I am focused on training and getting better. If they offer me a slot on 29 May, I wouldn’t think twice in saying yes......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMar 24th, 2020Related News

ONE Heavyweight Champion Brandon Vera urges people to stay at home during COVID-19 crisis

With the whole world suffering the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, people are strongly being urged to stay at home, avoid going out unless extremely necessary, and to practice social distancing when in a public place.  That's exactly what ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon "the Truth" Vera is reminding everyone to do.  On his official Facebook page, Vera shared his thoughts on the COVID-19 virus and how seriously people should treat it.  “The virus isn’t very scary, not for healthy people, but what’s scaring me more than the virus is people not listening or paying attention to social distancing and not going out.” Vera added that if things get worse all over the world, an even more severe lockdown or quarantine may be imposed to combat the spread of the virus.  “My biggest fear, if we’re not listening, we’re not paying attention, using the guidelines, we’re going to end up in a world state of Martial Law," he said.  "So please, before we get to that point, listen, pay attention, keep the crowd small, go home and self-quarantine," Vera concluded.  The reigning ONE Heavyweight World Champion is expected to defend his title against top contender Arjan "Singh" Bhullar this coming May 29th at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMar 24th, 2020Related News

PH, Asian stock markets drop

The stock market fell Monday in step with the rest of Asia despite massive economic stimulus efforts worldwide, with investors spooked by the relentless march of the coronavirus pandemic......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: FinanceMar 23rd, 2020Related News