Anda Circle gets makeover

Sightseers have another attraction to visit in Manila with the opening next week of a dancing fountain at the rehabilitated Anda Circle in Port Area. Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso visited the area over the weekend to inspect and test the multimillion-dollar fountain that is expected to make it the newest selfie spot in the […] The post Anda Circle gets makeover appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneSep 27th, 2020

DPWH backs NLEX extension to Port Area

The Public Works Department said it is looking at expanding the scope of the supplemental toll operations agreement of NLEX Corp. to expedite the construction of a  P16-billion  elevated expressway from Navotas to Anda Circle in Port Area, Manila. .....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 14th, 2020

DPWH starts review of new expressway to Anda Circle

The Public Works Department said it began reviewing the proposal of NLEX Corp. to build a 5.1-kilometer elevated expressway from Navotas to Anda Circle in Port Area, Manila. .....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 25th, 2019

NLEX offers to extend toll road to Anda Circle

NLEX offers to extend toll road to Anda Circle.....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 10th, 2019

ONE chief: Eduard Folayang still very fresh despite age

This despite critics' writing off of the two-time former ONE Lightweight titlist because of his age and his recent slump in the Circle......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 24th, 2020

Sangiao believes Folayang has key to victory

Mark Sangiao expects the very best from his ward, Eduard “Landslide” Folayang, when he returns to the ONE Championship Circle next week.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2020

Team Lakay takes up new gaming hobby

Stepping into the ONE Championship Circle takes more than just a physical herculean effort, and a display of high-level martial arts skills. It also requires mental fortitude. Which is why martial artists go to great lengths preparing their minds for battle......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 17th, 2020

Cavite to Pangasinan binisikleta para madalaw GF

Mala-fairy tale ang pakikipagsapalaran ni John Paul ‘JP’ Gatbonton, na 13 oras nagbisikleta sa gitna ng masamang panahon mula Imus, Cavite patungong Anda, Pangasinan para masabi nang personal kay Donna Ocomen ang “I love you”. The post Cavite to Pangasinan binisikleta para madalaw GF first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 14th, 2020

Martin: Christmas this year won’t be the same...

It’s back to where Martin Nievera came from, making a full circle in his 38-year career as a singer as he signs up with Vicor (on its 50-plus years in the business) which is now part of the Viva Group of Companies......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 13th, 2020

Sam-A, McLaren successful at ONE: REIGN OF DYNASTIES

Two-sport World Champion Sam-A Gaiyanghadao is simply unstoppable in the ONE Championship Circle. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 10th, 2020

Russia reports record virus cases but shuns new restrictions

Russia registered its highest-ever number of new coronavirus infections on Friday after officials warned that tight restrictions could be put back in place if people continued to flout restrictions. New cases in Russia have surged past the record levels seen in May Dimitar DILKOFF AFP/File/ MANILA BULLETIN Restaurants and bars in Moscow were bustling and many residents were ignoring orders to wear masks in public as nationwide infections surged in September, but officials stopped short of imposing new sweeping measures to slow the spread of the virus. European leaders across the continent are scambling to amend virus regulations against the backdrop of a surge in new cases, and even Germany, which was praised for its early handling of the pandemic, has suffered a large increase in new infections. But officials in Russia, which has the world’s fourth-highest caseload after the United States, India and Brazil, have so far dismissed the idea there is a second wave of infections or any need for a new lockdown.   A government tally registered 12,126 new cases on Friday, surpassing the country’s previous record set in May by several hundred cases. “I’m really afraid that things will go back to how they were in the spring, that everyone will be quarantined and we won’t be allowed to go to work,” Vladimir, a teacher in Saint Petersburg who declined to give his last name, told AFP.  – Training dogs to detect virus – As Russia is experiencing a surge in coronavirus cases, the country’s flagship airline Aeroflot is training sniffer dogs to detect the coronavirus by scent. Aeroflot uses a special jackal-dog hybrid called Shalaika in Russian to detect explosives. Now dog handlers say the Shalaikas — who have a powerful sense of smell — can be taught to sniff out the coronavirus. “The dog is not looking for the virus, the dog is looking for a person with signs of the disease,” Elena Batayeva, head of canine monitoring at Aeroflot, told reporters. Russia imposed one of the most severe nationwide lockdowns at the beginning of the pandemic. Non-essential businesses were shuttered and Moscow residents only permitted to move freely with official digital passes. But most restrictions were lifted ahead of a large WWII military parade in June and a nationwide vote on amendments that paved the way for President Vladimir Putin to remain in power until 2036. Officials in Moscow, which is the epicentre of Russia’s pandemic, have taken only minor steps to slow the spread of cases. Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has ordered the elderly and vulnerable to stay at home and told employers to keep at least a third of staff working remotely.  Mask-wearing is compulsory on public transport and inside shops, but some Muscovites are not convinced others are doing enough to stop the spread of infections. “The city is making the necessary decisions. But it won’t work without people responding to these measures, helping themselves and those around them,” Sobyanin said Friday. Tatyana Nemirovskaya, a 30-year-old PR specialist, told AFP that Muscovites are “definitely not” following the government’s guidelines. The head of Russia’s consumer rights watchdog, Rospotrebnadzor, which is spearheading the country’s virus response, warned this week of “new measures” if the current rules were not followed. The Kremlin said Friday that if the situation continues to deteriorate it will “require some actions, decisions”. – ‘Without masks, having fun’ – But Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov placed the blame on Russians for the surging caseload, saying it was clear that “many people don’t think it is necessary to take care of providing the safety of their health.”  Standing next to a memorial to medics who have died during the pandemic in Saint Petersburg, Stella, a resident of Russia’s second city, said people had dropped their guard after mass restrictions were lifted. “The rules were slightly eased and people calmly walked around without masks, having fun and everything began again,” she said. Russia announced in August it had registered the world’s first coronavirus vaccine, named Sputnik V after the Soviet-era satellite and a number of officials have said they volunteered for inoculation, including Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu.  Putin this week said “around 50 people” in his inner circle, including staff and family, had been vaccinated. Russia has recorded a total of 22,257 fatalities from the virus, a much lower figure compared to other badly-hit countries. Kremlin critics have suggested the authorities have downplayed the death rate to hide the severity of the outbreak......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 9th, 2020

Knocking on Goliath’s Doors

Most people love a David vs. Goliath story, cheering when the underdog comes out on top, defying all odds and expectations. In all probability, part of the attraction comes from how seldom it happens. In the consumer goods corporate arena, for example, what we’ll read about more often is how some creative, forward-looking, independent enterprise is gobbled up by a multinational, or big player. So here’s something that’s different, a David calling on the Goliaths to partner with ‘him,’ to forge something collaborative, rather than adversarial or acquisitive. Founders of the Australian-based social enterprise, Thankyou, Daniel and Justine Flynn Thankyou is an Australian social enterprise founded in 2008 by a group of university students. Offering consumer products – personal care and baby product ranges – in Australia and New Zealand, their mission vision and business model is to make and distribute the Thankyou products to help end extreme poverty. As Daniel Flynn, Thankyou co-founder with his wife Justine and Jarryd Burns, reminds us, ‘With $63 trillion spent on consumer goods each year while 736 million people are stuck in extreme poverty (based on WB, OECD data), we believe that business as usual is broken. But we also believe that we, together with people and a partnership with one of the two biggest companies in the world, can change this by funneling the dollars spent on consumer goods into helping extreme poverty.” To achieve this, and drum up attention to their ‘call’ to P&G and Unilever to make and distribute Thankyou products globally; Thankyou has embarked on a global Social Media campaign, No Small Plan. The ‘plan’ is to muster enough global viral support that one of these giants will take notice, and team up with Thankyou. It’s the collective impact of voices around the world that Thankyou is asking for. To show our support, Thankyou is asking us to:– Post a photo or share the campaign social title with the caption ‘I’m in, are you?’ – Tag @proctergamble and @unilever. – Hashtag #thankyoutotheworld. – Share Thankyou’s video to help spread this even further.And you might have begun seeing these ‘I’m in, are you?’ IG posts, wondering what they were all about. A Thankyou-funded water supply & sanitation project in Asia. Thankyou will then set virtual meetings with both consumer goods giants – this to happen at the end of the social campaign. And on November 5th, Thankyou will announce which multinational will be their partner, on one of the largest and most iconic digital billboards of the world, New York City’s Time Square.  It’s a daring gambit by this company that is as much social movement and engaged community, as it is distributor of consumer goods. To date, Thankyou has raised over A$17 million for their impact partners serving the world’s poorest populations. They’ve helped over 857,000 people in over 20 countries, from Asia to Africa; addressing water, health, sanitation, economic development programs, maternal and child health programs in low-income communities. Tackling extreme poverty, the supported programs and impact partners help alleviate the problems of people living on less than $1.90/day. Thankyou doing something for Education in Africa. To date, the verdict is still out on to what extent this COVID pandemic will affect the global economy. Needless to say, we can be certain that the gap between the rich and the poor will only widen, inequalities heightened. Thankyou offers a new business model, where it’s not just the CSR programs that reach out to ameliorate social ills; but that the business model itself gets a much-needed makeover. Make your voice heard if you share in Thankyou’s vision of tomorrow......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 9th, 2020

Folayang: Teaching an honorable profession

Tow-time former ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang of the famed Team Lakay in Baguio City, Philippines is one of the most explosively talented mixed martial artists in the world. But before he ever stepped foot inside the ONE Circle, Folayang excelled in a much different arena. He guided the nation’s youth as a High School teacher......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 5th, 2020

La Prairie does a mondrian makeover

Dutch artist Piet Mondrian was so obsessed with symmetry that he took to shaving his mustache with meticulous care, to balance with the overall shape of his face......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 28th, 2020

WATCH: Ilocos Norte fresh grad’s amazing room renovation

Sonder Evennys Agustin talks about his room’s Japanese-inspired extreme makeover and the importance of bringing art into our lives Spending his days and nights indoors due to the health crisis is not the experience 22-year-old Sonder Evennys Agustin thought he was going to have after graduating from civil engineering. As the days went on and he tried to find things to fill up his days, he realized he had been staring at a blank canvas this whole time. Over a month, within the four walls that had become his world, Sonder transformed his room into a tranquil Japanese-inspired space. “The main reason [I transformed my room] is gusto kong maging productive ngayong lockdown (The main reason I transformed my room is that I wanted to be productive during the lockdown),” says the Ilocos Norte native in an interview with Manila Bulletin Lifestyle. “Kaya po naisipan ko pong gumawa nga mga furniture and then naisipan ko na din pong irenovate ang room ko (I thought of making furniture and renovating my room).” A WAVE OF INSPIRATION Sonder imitates The Great Wave off Kanagawa in the face of his walls Big in Japan On YouTube, Sonder shares the process in creating his Japanese style furniture, including a chic kohiteburu, or coffee table, as well as a floating table. The eye-catching masterpiece of the room, however, is his mural recreating The Great Wave off Kanagawa created by Katsushika Hokusai in the late Edo period of Japan. It truly ties the whole room together and elevates it to a whole other level. Hokusai’s woodblock print, created almost two centuries ago, is one of the most recognizable and influential art pieces in the world. Original prints are on display top museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the British Museum in London. Artist in residence Of course, any plans to travel to those museum-filled cities to see the original are grounded as of the moment. But Sonder’s beautiful recreation shows that we don’t need to travel to experience and appreciate art in our daily lives. “As a local artist, important po para sa aking na to bring art into a room,” Sonder adds. “Kasi, isa ito sa mga nagbibigay buhay sa isang lugar. Kumbaga po is sila nagbibigay lasa sa isang pagkain (Because it is a live-giving space. It is like giving flavor to food).” “And dahil love ko po ang art, dapat lang na ilagay ko po sa kwarto ko po para ipaalala sa akin na ang Diyos ay may binigay sa akin na talent na dapat ko lang pong ipagmalaki (And because I love art, I just have to put it in my room to remind me that God has given me a talent that I should be proud of).” THE GREAT ROOM Sonder’s renovated bedroom Sonder says that his artistic talents and sensibilities come from both sides of the family. As a child, he competed in various drawing and painting competitions. He even placed first in the Department of Education’s (DepEd) National Festival of Talents (NFOT) in 2014 when it was hosted in Olongapo City. While his extreme makeover room edition took 30 days to put together, Sonder wants to make it clear that it took a while to save up for the big renovation. Even while studying, he accepted commissions for paintings, drawings, and murals. But it was all worth it. “Kung gusto mo talagang maka-achieve ng kahit ano, huwag kang mawalan ng determinasyon na matapos ang goal mo (If there is something you want to achieve, do not lose your determination to finish your goals),” Sonder adds. “Wala pong mahirap sa taong may determinasyon sa buhay. Maging positibo lang sa buhay. Yung mga negatibo dapat naiwaksi (There is nothing difficult for a person with determination in their life. Just stay positive in life and disregard the negatives).” .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 15th, 2020

Cebu BM wants MGB issuance of transport permit for dolomites shipment to Manila ‘condemned’

CEBU CITY, Phillippines — A Capitol official seeks to condemn the actions of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau in Central Visayas (MGB-7) in issuing the ore transport permits (OTP) that allowed crushed dolomites from Cebu to be brought to Manila for the makeover of the Manila Bay. Board Member John Ismael Borgonia filed before the […] The post Cebu BM wants MGB issuance of transport permit for dolomites shipment to Manila ‘condemned’ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 9th, 2020

Things You Didn’t Know About Erich Gonzales

ERICH GONZALES has been in the show business for more than half of her life. Starting her career in the second season of reality-based artista search Star Circle Quest 2 and emerging as its big winner, she climbed her way up to be among the most respected young actor, endorser and model in the industry. […] The post Things You Didn’t Know About Erich Gonzales appeared first on Pinoy Parazzi......»»

Category: newsSource:  pinoyparazziRelated NewsSep 7th, 2020

DENR: Much ado over Baywalk makeover

Bright ideas are not the monopoly of critics. This, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) emphasized Saturday as it took a swipe at critics of Manila Bay’s “white sand” makeover, saying the project was reviewed by “smart” employees of the agency. In a radio interview, Environment Undersecretary Benny Antiporda lamented that critics were […] The post DENR: Much ado over Baywalk makeover appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 5th, 2020

Critics see red in Manila Bay’s ‘white sand’ makeover

MANILA, Philippines — After undergoing a major cleanup and losing much of its technicolor garbage last year, Manila Bay is getting a ”white” makeover. But environmentalists and fisherfolk groups are seeing red instead, questioning the latest project of the Department of the Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Mobilizing a fleet of earth-movers and other heavy […] The post Critics see red in Manila Bay’s ‘white sand’ makeover appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 4th, 2020

EU: Record CO2 emissions for Arctic wildfires

This year’s Arctic Circle wildfires, still ablaze, have already surpassed the record set in 2019 for CO2 emissions, adding to the carbon pollution humanity needs to curtail, the European Union’s Earth observation program said Thursday. Uncontrolled forest fires across one of the planet’s coldest regions have sent a quarter of a billion tonnes of CO2 […] The post EU: Record CO2 emissions for Arctic wildfires appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2020

Target: New film audience, better content

One thing I had observed before the pandemic is that while local indie film festivals have opened the way for a new kind of films to the Filipino movie-going public, they are failing to widen the circle of cinephiles who patronize them......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 28th, 2020