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BanKo Perlas Set to Keep the Ball Rolling in Vietnam, PVL Open Conference

Following their successful stint in the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Reinforced Conference, the BanKo Perlas Spikers ride on the momentum as they prepare for the back-to-back competitions in PVL Season 2 Open Conference on September 22 and the upcoming Vin Lonh tournament in Vietnam on September 28 to October 3, 2018. The BanKo Perlas Spikers will face three Vietnamese teams and a squad from Thailand in the prestigious Vietnam tournament. The team’s participation in the conference is a strategic move to train them for the different leagues, particularly the PVL Open Conference. “Banko Perlas Spikers is a fairly new team, as the girls have been playing together for just two years. Their exposure to Vin Lonh Volleyball tournament is a great opportunity for the ladies to further hone their skills, individually and as a squad,” shared Charo Soriano, Team Manager of BanKo Perlas. “While this is an overseas competition and the teams that we will be up against are considered giants, at the end of the day, we will focus on the learning and experiences. More than winning, the team is concentrated on giving a good fight every game,” Soriano added. The ladies of BanKo Perlas Spikers gave a breakthrough performance in the PVL Reinforced Conference earlier this year; with an unbeaten streak in the quarterfinals round that earned them a spot in the Final Four. This incredible feat has fortified the trust and support of their fans. Before flying off to Vietnam, the team will face Iriga-Navy and PetroGazz at the Flying V Centre, San Juan City on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. The team will return on October 6 to continue playing against the PVL teams. When asked how their supporters come into play in the team’s performance, Soriano highlighted that without their fans rallying behind the team, it will not be possible to get where they are. She also shared that their supporters are the source of their strength and in return, the squad is committed to continuously inspire and reach out to them. The team’s mindset to put their supporters first was emphasized further through their partnership with BPI Direct BanKo (BanKo), the microfinance subsidiary of Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI). Sponsoring a sports team is almost unheard of from the banking industry. BanKo, however, found the perfect marriage with the PVL third placer, who constantly get in touch with the grassroots to promote the sport. “We are a happy partner of the Banko Perlas Spikers. Their skills are undeniable, but what sets them apart is their heart to reach out to fans nationwide, even to those who barely have access to their matches. This is well aligned with BanKo’s vision to make financial services more accessible to everyone,” stated BanKo president Jerome Minglana. “As they compete on Vietnamese courts representing our country, regardless of the outcome, it will only ignite and empower the team's loyal supporters and boost the local Volleyball further.  BanKo is equally excited to witness this exciting journey unfold,” Minglana concluded.  .....»»

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

Cesar Montano, Sunshine Cruz annulment finalized

After almost four years of trial, a court finally granted the annulment papers of former celebrity couple Cesar Montano and Sunshine Cruz. .....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsSep 19th, 2018Related News

Phoenix out to keep rolling

Phoenix resumes its winning ways when it takes on struggling Meralco in the resumption of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governor’s Cup today at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Action starts at 7 p.m. with the Fuel Masters looking to extend their amazing run against the skidding Bolts to remain at the upper half of the […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsSep 18th, 2018Related News

'aNYmoLaSalle: DLSU Lady Spikers enjoy the Big Apple

Some members of the two-time defending champions DLSU Lady Spikers are still celebrating their title in style as they visit New York City. The UAAP Season 80 women's volleyball champs are just rolling through the Big Apple, snapping photos of each remarkable sight. Worry not, though, we've got you covered. Here are some of what the DLSU Lady Spikers saw in their trip in one of the biggest, busiest, and most beautiful cities in the world!   ART LIFE The Lady Spikers didn't pass up on the opportunity to visit two of the most well-kept museums in the world. They visited the American Museum of Natural History, as well as The Met and saw everything from fossils... to ice cream.         View this post on Instagram                 A post shared by Gyra Barroga (@gyrabarroga) on Sep 11, 2018 at 2:46am PDT           View this post on Instagram                     A post shared by Majoy Baron (@majoybaron) on Sep 11, 2018 at 10:56pm PDT   GLAMOUR New York is full of Instagram-worthy sites, and the ladies were no-holds barred in posing for their smartphones and for all the waiting fans.         View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Gyra Barroga (@gyrabarroga) on Sep 12, 2018 at 4:22am PDT           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Majoy Baron (@majoybaron) on Sep 13, 2018 at 10:40am PDT           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Desiree Wynea Cheng (@itsmedescheng) on Sep 12, 2018 at 5:13am PDT           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Dawn Macandili (@dawn_macandili) on Sep 12, 2018 at 5:09pm PDT   ARCHITECTURE & HISTORY The Lady Spikers are also soaking up New York’s rich history and culture through its various buildings, memorials, and man-made structures. It’s part-Instagram feed goal, part-history lesson, and part-culture appreciation, all in one go.            View this post on Instagram                     A post shared by Kim Kianna Dy (@kiannady) on Sep 14, 2018 at 4:39am PDT           View this post on Instagram                 #aNYmolasalle 🗽 A post shared by Majoy Baron (@majoybaron) on Sep 13, 2018 at 12:36am PDT           View this post on Instagram  .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 15th, 2018Related News

Group backs Senate move vs substandard steel bars

The Philippine Iron and Steel Institute supports the call of lawmakers to stop the proliferation of substandard and uncertified steel bars in the country which are either imported or produced from local rolling mills using induction furnaces, in line with creating disaster resillient structures......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceSep 10th, 2018Related News

Calida sent a person to research amnesty papers, Lorenzana says

Solicitor General Jose Calida ordered a person to dig into the amnesty records of Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said on Monday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsSep 10th, 2018Related News

Duterte blames Gazmin for flaws in Trillanes’ amnesty papers

  DAVAO CITY --- President Duterte said Saturday the flaw surrounding theamnesty given tohiscritic Senator Antonio Trillanes IV was traced to former Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, who himself recommended and approved the amnesty for the mutineer, a sole duty he described only of the President under the country's Constitution.   Speaking at the Davao International Airport here from his trips to Israeland Jordan, Mr. Duterte revealed it was Solicitor General Jose Calida who did the research to support his issuance of Proclamation 572, which voided the amnesty granted to Senator Antonio Trillanes IV.   "Ang totoo niyan ang nagresearch si Calida, like 'y...Keep on reading: Duterte blames Gazmin for flaws in Trillanes’ amnesty papers.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 8th, 2018Related News

Liable duo

President Noynoy Aquino will have to give a better explanation instead of merely saying the defective amnesty papers of Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV and other Magdalo mutineers including Rep. Gary Alejano and Quezon City Rep. Kit Belmonte went through the process. Liberal Party (LP) stalwart Belmonte was lawyer for Trillanes and the Magdalo soldiers and […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsSep 7th, 2018Related News

Performers voice displeasure over theft in Manila Idol Matsuri 2018

Several performers who appeared at the recently concluded Manila Idol Matsuri went on social media to express their displeasure at getting robbed while performing at the event. Independent idol performers Kibi Lim, Seushi Cahill and Gabiolie Gabo each uploaded a Facebook post to relay their negative experiences in the event and with the organizers. Lim, who belongs with local independent idol group A.L.I.C.E. Project, got the ball rolling with her Aug. 3 post,which detailed how she and fellow performers were treated poorly by the organizers. Even more so, she revealed at the end of the post that over P80,000 worth of items including wallets and gadgets had been stolen from thei...Keep on reading: Performers voice displeasure over theft in Manila Idol Matsuri 2018.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 7th, 2018Related News

UnionBank eyes P20 billion from bonds, commercial papers

Union Bank of the Philippines is raising as much as P20 billion within the year as it shifts to bonds or commercial papers under a funding program that involves tapping both offshore and onshore markets......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceSep 7th, 2018Related News

What if gov t burned amnesty papers?

What if gov t burned amnesty papers?.....»»

Source: Pep PepCategory: GossipSep 5th, 2018Related News

AFP: Calida inquiry on Trillanes papers prompted amnesty review

Solicitor General Jose Calida and Senator Antonio Trillanes IV It was an inquiry from Solicitor General Jose Calida that prompted the review of the amnesty given to Senator Antonio Trillanes IV tha.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsSep 5th, 2018Related News

AFP: Calida inquiry on Trillanes’ papers prompted amnesty review

It was an inquiry from Solicitor General Jose Calida that prompted the review of the amnesty given to Senator Antonio Trillanes IV that was revoked by President Rodrigo Duterte. The official's involvement was confirmed by Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Spokesperson Col. Edgard Arevalo when asked by reporters who initiated the review of the senator's amnesty papers that triggered a response from the military's personnel unit. "The Solicitor General did," he told reporters in a press briefing on Tuesday. Defense Spokesperson Dir. Arsenio Andolong, however, responded that he was not privy to the communication sent by Calida to the AFP. Duterte revoked the amnesty gran...Keep on reading: AFP: Calida inquiry on Trillanes’ papers prompted amnesty review.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 4th, 2018Related News

Mini SUV gets big changes

A TOTAL of five vehicle launches are rolling out for Ford Philippines this year, with three now in the books via the recent reveal of the EcoSport. Following the unveiling of the all-new Mustang convertible and all-new Expedition in April at the Manila International Auto Show, Ford last week presented the refreshed version of its compact utility vehicle, the EcoSport. The post Mini SUV gets big changes appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsSep 4th, 2018Related News

Lauren Young’s DFA appointment was basically an exorcism 

A post shared by Lauren Young (@lo_young) on Sep 2, 2018 at 12:50am PDT Celebs are just like us---they do groceries, they go out, they hang out, and they also process their government papers. Yesterday, actress Lauren Young took to Twitter her most recent experience at the Department of Foreign Affairs. "Processing for documents in the Philippines makes me wannapullmy hair out, scream, and have my eyes roll back," she said. "Basically an exorcism." And quite frankly, she's not the first to experience this---not only have we had a hard time booking slots for DFA the past few months, but the processing itself can get just as horrifying. She shared about lining up for thr...Keep on reading: Lauren Young’s DFA appointment was basically an exorcism .....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 4th, 2018Related News

Bezel-less smartphones, hidden cameras — starring Xiaomi, Honor, Oppo and Vivo

In less than a year, four different Chinese tech giants have revealed bezel-less smartphones with hidden cameras. Two are already on the market, two are on their way. Smartphone bezels have been slimming down dramatically in recent years, in turn bringing bigger displays and controversial notches; but it's either that or no selfie cam. The Vivo Apex concept phone, shown at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, got things rolling, with bezel-less reality following shortly after when both Vivo and Oppo released devices with pop-up cameras (otherwise hidden inside) this summer: Vivo with the NEX and Oppo with the Find X. Now two more Chinese manufacturers, Xiaomi and ...Keep on reading: Bezel-less smartphones, hidden cameras — starring Xiaomi, Honor, Oppo and Vivo.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 3rd, 2018Related News

Call for papers: 6th International Research Forum on the Philippines

This is a press release from the Filipino - Australian Student Council of Victoria Inc.  MELBOURNE, Australia – The Filipino-Australian Student Council of Victoria (FASTCO), together with La Trobe University’s Philippine Australia Studies Centre (PASC) and Philippine Studies Network in Australia (PINAS), will be holding the 6th International Research Forum on ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 3rd, 2018Related News

China s Huawei, ZTE blocked from Australia s 5G network

SYDNEY, Australia – Chinese telecom giants Huawei and ZTE have effectively been banned from rolling out Australia's 5G network, after Canberra said Thursday, August 23, there were security risks with companies beholden to foreign governments. Huawei – one of the world's largest telecommunications equipment and services providers – ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsAug 23rd, 2018Related News

Australia bans Huawei from 5G network over security concerns

CANBERRA, Australia — Chinese-owned telecommunications giant Huawei has been blocked from rolling out Australia’s 5G network due to security concerns. The government said Thursday the involvement of a company “likely to be subject to extrajudicial directions from a foreign government” presented too much risk. Huawei has said it would never hand over Australian customer data… link: Australia bans Huawei from 5G network over security concerns.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Aug 23rd, 2018Related News

What Ogie Alcasid is OA about

After three decades (and counting!), Ogie Alcasid still has what it takes to hit our hearts in all the right spots with his songs. Let's celebrate the master songwriter's 30th anniversary in the biz and his 51st birthday on Aug. 24, 8 p.m. at the Big Dome in his concert, "OA" (for tickets, call 9115555). I'm more than happy to be one of Ogie's close friends. He is super down-to-earth, that I almost forget how famous he is. I am forever grateful to Ogs for being so game to sing in all my parties. His impromptu "mini-concert" is the highlight of my celebrations. I was touched when he bought me a special edition of Rolling Stone magazine, featuring Michael Jackson. Ogs said that as s...Keep on reading: What Ogie Alcasid is OA about.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 20th, 2018Related News