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2 held over online bingo games

Two persons who allegedly organized illegal online bingo games, where players could win as high as P100,000, were arrested by Anti-Cybercrime Group personnel in Quezon City on Friday......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarSep 20th, 2020

Pagcor nagbabala vs online bingo, gambling sa Facebook

Nanawagan ang Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) sa Facebook na tanggalin ang illegal bingo games at online gambling na bumibiktima sa mga Pilipino......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsJul 1st, 2020

NCAA Season 96 opening depends on health crisis situation

The NCAA remains hopeful that it will be able to hold the shortened Season 96 in the early months of next year. However, Management Committee chairman Fr. Vic Calvo, OP of season host Letran said that everything is still dependent on the situation of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The NCAA is hoping to open the season in March 2021 assuming that the government will allow athletes to resume training by November.   “It’s actually 12 to 14 weeks bago mo makuha ang kondisyon mo eh. We’re assuming as early as November based on available data or December. Kaya ang proposed po namin ay March (ang opening),” said Calvo on Tuesday during the online session of the Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum where he was joined by former ManComm chairman Peter Cayco of Arellano. “Ang assumption namin dyan kapag in-allow ang practice you count three months saka tayo mag-game. Ayaw naman naming i-sacrifice ang quality ng games,” Calvo added in the session presented by San Miguel Corporation, Go For Gold, Amelie Hotel Manila, Braska Restaurant, and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR), and powered by Smart. The NCAA announced earlier that only mandatory sports basketball, volleyball, swimming and track and field are the only events to be held in the coming season. But the league is not closing its doors to adding other sports including online chess and E-sports depending on the health situation in the coming months.       Calvo also mentioned that health and safety protocols will be observed once the season opens. The league is also considering holding closed-door games while the gyms from member schools will serve as game venues. The ManComm head added that they have different options regarding their plans and programs for the season but their main concern right now is to when they will be able to push through with the opening. “Hopeful naman tayo based dun sa mga reports na naririnig natin na the vaccine is coming on the way. Baka pagdating ng November, for example, pwede na mag-practice, by February pwede na tayo mag-NCAA,” said Calvo. “Depende pa rin naman sa decision ng ManCom then i-suggest naming sa Policy Board. Kasi yung safety issues importante rin yun.” Last March, the NCAA cancelled Season 95 affecting second semester sports volleyball, football, beach volleyball, athletics, lawn and soft tennis and cheerleading. And with the country still trying to cope with the health crisis, the NCAA just like other leagues and sports events could only just hope for the situation to get better.   “Mahirap kasi kung tatanungin kami nu’ng definite answer (kung kailan ang opening) hindi kami makakapag-bigay ng ganoon,” said Calvo.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2020

NCAA open to adding more sports for Season 96

The NCAA is considering to add more sports aside from the four mandatory events for Season 96. Sports that require minimal player-to-player contact could be included in the sports calendar of the shortened season set to tentatively open March 2021 according to Management Committee (ManCom) chairman Fr. Vic Calvo, OP of host Letran. The oldest collegiate league in the country earlier announced that only the four mandatory sports basketball, volleyball, swimming and track and field will be played in the coming season. However, Calvo mentioned the depending on the situation of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, other sports might be added. “Hindi naman tayo talaga naka-fix but we are fluid. We are on observing kung ano yung situation and we will fit in that situation para matuloy ‘yung NCAA,” said the ManCom chairman on Tuesday on the online session of the Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum. Sports like tennis, chess, badminton, table tennis, and e-sports might be included. “Actually, marami pa sa mga schools ang nag-maintain ng other events. Kaya for example yung basic rule na kapag sa isang tournament like lawn tennis, medyo individual sport yan except sa doubles. Kapag merong apat na schools (na may team) they can organize, look for the budget, sponsorship,” said Calvo. The Letran official specifically mentioned the possible consideration of online chess and esports, both of which have come in handy during this time of pandemic. He said Mobile Legends is one of the online sports being deliberated by the collegiate league, citing how the country even won a gold medal in the event when e-sports made its debut in the last Southeast Asian Games. “Sa SEA Games ginawa na natin ito. Nag-champion naman tayo, so why not do this especially in this time of the pandemic,” stressed Calvo in the session presented by San Miguel Corporation, Go For Gold, Amelie Hotel Manila, Braska Restaurant, and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR), and powered by Smart. As for the other sports, Calvo said it can be held by staging lesser events like doing away with the relays in swimming and track and field, or not having doubles in both lawn tennis and badminton. Track and field and tennis were among the sports affected when the NCAA decided to totally cancel the second semester events of Season 95 following the outbreak of the coronavirus. “Naka-apekto yun (COVID-19) sa Season 95 because we’re not able to finish its calendar. At may ilang events that were scheduled to be held like beach volleyball track and field, cheerleading, while indoor volleyball and lawn tennis were not able to complete their tournaments,” said Cayco. With the failure to stage other sporting events, the NCAA also decided not to hand out a general championship since schools within the top three of the standings are all closely clustered together at the top. “Kasi yung 1-2-3 spots are up for grabs. So we decided not to award a general championship,” added Cayco, also president of the Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas Inc (LVPI). “So everything is now on Father Vic’s lap.” Calvo said it hasn’t been discussed yet within the ManCom whether a general championship will be given in the coming shortened season. “Hindi pa siya na-discuss. We’ll cross the bridge when we get there,” added the long-time Letran athletic director. “Premature pa as of now.” Besides, more events could be added to Season 96 calendar once the health situation starts to get better in the coming months. “Depende sa sitwasyon, eh. We don’t know what will happen between now and March 2021,” said Calvo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2020

A guide to cybersecurity competency framework

There are mandated laws, compliance regulations, and penalties when the leadership and management fail to provide cybersecurity measures to its organization. To help protect and to effectively navigate your organization in the digital age, the Center for Global Best Practices invites you to attend an online training entitled, Cybersecurity Competency Framework for the Enterprise Governing Body and Management to be held from 1:30 to 4:45 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 26 via Zoom......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

Lavandero, Cabibil win in Cepca Online Blitz series

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Maria Kristine Lavandero and Antonio Cabibil were victorious  in the Cebu Executives and Professionals Chess Association (Cepca) Coleto Itaas Online Blitz Series held last Sunday, August 15, 2021. The 12-year-old Lavandero, one of Cepca’s promising wood pushers, topped the Cepcans B and Ladies category while the 55-year old Cabibil dominated the All-Cepcans competition. […] The post Lavandero, Cabibil win in Cepca Online Blitz series appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 17th, 2021

Hometowns ng 19 olympians reregaluhan Milo

MANILA, Philippines – Inanunsiyo ng Milo, ang official choco milk drink ng Philippine Olympic Team, na tatanggap ang hometowns ng 19 Philippine Olympians na lumahok sa katatapos na Tokyo 2020+1 Olympics ng Nestlé products bilang pagkilala sa kanilang ipinakitang champion energy at pagbibigay ng pinakamagandang performance ng Pilipinas sa kasaysayan ng Summer Games. Matapos makuha […] The post Hometowns ng 19 olympians reregaluhan Milo appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsAug 13th, 2021

Top-5 schemes cybercriminals are running amid Olympic Games

After an unprecedented year-long delay, the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics have begun this month. This time, all events are taking place with no spectators, which reduces physical risks – in terms of health and from a cybersecurity point of view (such as data theft using the vulnerabilities of public Wi-Fi at the stadium). However, sports enthusiasts should not forget that cybercriminals will aim to take advantage of fans’ eagerness to watch the Olympic Games by instigating various online fraud schemes......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 8th, 2021

Tokyo Games had to be held, Macron says in Japan

TOKYO—French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday backed Japan’s decision to host the delayed Olympics despite the pandemic, as he attended the opening ceremony in Tokyo with just a few hundred other officials and dignitaries......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 24th, 2021

OK na : Netizens answer Boy Abunda s hard question for Binibining Pilipinas 2021 candidate

Kapamilya TV host Boy Abunda trended online after his hard question asked at the Question & Answer portion of the 57th Binibining Pilipinas held at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum early today......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 12th, 2021

Nigeria pulls off stunner vs Durant-led USA in Olympics exhibition

Held in Las Vegas as part of Team USA's preparation for the Tokyo Olympics, Nigeria gave the US just its third loss in exhibition games since 1992......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 11th, 2021

Antetokounmpo, Bucks pressed to do their job at home

Going down two games in enemy territory, Antetokounmpo hopes Fiserv Forum will bring better fortune for them — just as the Suns held serve in Arizona......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 10th, 2021

EJ Obiena wins silver, resets national pole vault record anew in Poland tiff

Obiena is expected to compete in two more meets to be held in Sweden before the Games kick off in Japan......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 1st, 2021

Lopez Holdings Corp. Annual Stockholders’ Meeting to be held online

The Lopez Holdings Corp. annual stockholders’ meeting is scheduled on August 5 over AGM@Convene......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 24th, 2021

Pandemic Games will show true Olympic values : Tokyo 2020 chief

The stripped-back Tokyo Games, held despite the ongoing pandemic, will highlight the Olympics' "true values", Tokyo 2020 chief Seiko Hashimoto said as organisers mark a month to go......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2021

Emergency measures sa Tokyo Olympics, luluwagan

TOKYO— Upang tuluyang matuloy ang Tokyo Olympics, sinabi ng Japan na target  nilang luwagan ang ipinatutupad na emergency measures sa siyam nilang lugar kasama ang Tokyo habang pananatiliin ang ibang rules gaya ng paglimita sa bilang ng spectator sa big events,  upang mawala ang takot sa pagkalat ng infections sa pagdaraos ng Summer Games sa […] The post Emergency measures sa Tokyo Olympics, luluwagan appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJun 18th, 2021

Host Vietnam may postpone SEAG this year due to Covid

HANOI (AFP) – Vietnam plans to postpone this year’s Southeast Asian Games, state media said Wednesday, as the country grapples with a new virus outbreak. The regional Olympics are due to be held in Hanoi and 11 other locations – some of them at the epicentre of the fresh Covid-19 wave – from November 21 […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

Cebuano rhythmic gymnasts continue to shine in int’l online meets

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Ritmik Jimnastiks La Sugbo gymnastics team continue to prove that Filipinos can compete in international gymnastics competition through the virtual platform. The team of renowned Cebuana gymnastics coach Darlene dela Pisa, the mother of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) rhythmic gymnastics gold medalist Daniela Reggie took the advantage of […] The post Cebuano rhythmic gymnasts continue to shine in int’l online meets appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021

Bello tops Cepca weekly online chess

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Napoleon Bello Jr. emerged as the top woodpusher in the open category of the Cebu Executives and Professionals Chess Association (Cepca) Weekly Online Chess Tournament & Dr. Leo Lofranco Birthday Chessfest held last Sunday, June 6, 2021. Bello Jr. of Catbalogan City, Samar finished the 15-round Swiss system standard blitz competition by winning […] The post Bello tops Cepca weekly online chess appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021

New poll finds half of Japanese back Olympics this summer

TOKYO (AFP) – Half of Japan’s public favours holding the Tokyo Olympics this summer, a new survey showed Monday, suggesting support for the contentious Games is rising seven weeks before the opening ceremony. The latest poll by the Yomiuri Shimbun daily showed 50 percent of respondents want the Games to be held this summer, with […].....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 7th, 2021

Isko and Iska of UPLB honor GMA Network

On-air and online, GMA Network is still the top choice of the Isko and Iska as various Kapuso personalities and programs were recognized at the Gandingan 2021: The 15th UPLB Isko’t Iska’s Multimedia Awards held virtually on May 22......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2021