Pagdanganan continues rise in LPGA, finishes 3rd

Washington---Rookie Filipino Bianca Pagdanganan continued making waves in the LPGA with a third-place finish in the Drive On Championship, just two shots behind American Ally McDonald, who celebrated her 28th birthday Sunday by winning her first LPGA title......»»

Category: sportsSource: thestandard thestandardOct 26th, 2020

Bianca finishes 3rd worth P4 million

Her awesome power was in full display all week but Bianca Pagdanganan lost, to her chagrin, her killer touch over the sleek greens and settled for third in the LPGA Drive On Championship-Reynolds Lake Oconee won by American Ally McDonald in Georgia......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 27th, 2020

SEA Games champions captivate the nation with inspiring performances

Winning the hearts of Filipinos everywhere with their discipline, perseverance, and hard work, MILO Champions Carlos Yulo, Kiefer Ravena, Pauline Lopez, Mary Joy Tabal, and Alyssa Valdez brought pride and honor to the country during the recently concluded 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games. With an entire nation energized and rallying support for five of the brightest stars in Philippine sports, they reasserted our position in the regional arena and proved why the future is bright for the next generation of champions. MILO congratulates its sports ambassadors for their impressive medal finishes and hard-fought efforts in the SEA Games, of which the Philippines also earned the overall championship, besting the 10 other countries with a tally of 387 medals: 149 gold, 117 silver, and 121 bronze. “The 30th Southeast Asian Games marked another historic milestone for the advancement of Philippine sports,” says Nestlé Philippines-MILO Vice President Veronica Cruz. “As a longstanding partner and advocate, MILO is honored to be a part of the journeys of Caloy, Kiefer, Pauline, Mary Joy, and Alyssa while remaining steadfast in building a nation of champions, bannering our one Laban Pilipinas battlecry.”  Yulo has come a long way from playing in the streets with his friends and competing in the MILO Little Olympics. The first Filipino gymnastics world champion, and just the second countryman to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, continued his meteoric rise as he competed in front of a spirited home crowd for the first time, bagging two gold medals (all-around and floor exercise) and five silvers (pommel horse, steady rings, vaults, parallel bars, and horizontal bar). Before Lopez began reaping numerous awards here and abroad, she tested her mettle by winning the 2007 MILO-PTA (Philippine Taekwondo Association) tournament gold medal. As one of the brand’s newest ambassadors, she continues to empower other Filipinas to break barriers and overcome obstacles as seen in her women’s under 57kg gold medal victory. Securing his record fifth straight SEA Games gold medal in men’s basketball, Ravena proudly exemplified how comebacks are stronger than setbacks. The MILO BEST Center 2001 graduate and longtime ambassador proved doubters wrong with his unbreakable spirit and unquestionable dedication to the country, even as a late addition to the team’s lineup. A six-time regining National MILO Marathon Queen and first Filipino marathon Olympian, Tabal gave her all in an inspired showing, finishing with a silver in the women’s marathon. She is optimistic in her pursuit of other key tournaments next year as she competes in the Tokyo 2020 Marathon and looks to qualify in the 2020 Olympics. Valdez and company exceeded expectations, putting up a valiant effort with a fourth-place finish in front of their adoring fans at the 30th SEA Games. With a near-podium finish, the MILO sports ambassador and volleyball MVP remains determined to win a medal for the country. “We are one with the people in celebrating the Champions and all the athletes who represented the country in the 30th SEA Games, showcasing what it truly means to be a champion in sports and in life. More than the wins and recognition, MILO believes in the importance of  lifelong values learned in sports and remains committed to nourishing the ambitions of Filipinos,” adds MILO Sports Executive Lester P. Castillo.  As a gold partner of the 30th SEA Games, MILO helped energize a nation of champions with the first taste of the NEW MILO for tomorrow’s champions. Attendees of the games in select fan zones and venues were able to try the more delicious and nutritious Champion formula. ### About MILO MILO has been in the Philippines for over 50 years and is the country’s favorite chocolate malt powdered milk drink that can be prepared with hot or cold milk or water.  Every mug of MILO contains the goodness of Cocoa, Malt, Milk, and Activ-Go® - a special blend of Protomalt®, Vitamins, and Minerals. It is high in Vitamins B2, B3, B6, B12, C, and is a good source of Iron, for energy release from food.  About Nestlé Philippines Over a hundred years after it first started operations in the country, Nestlé Philippines, Inc. (NPI) today is a robust and stable organization, proud of its role in bringing the best food and beverage throughout the stages of the Filipino consumers’ lives. The Company employs more than 3,200 men and women nationwide, and is among the country’s Top 10 Corporations.  Driven by its purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future, Nestlé today produces and markets products under some of the country’s trusted brands such as NESCAFE, NIDO, MILO, NESTEA, MAGGI, BEAR BRAND, NESTLÉ and PURINA, among others. Its product range has expanded to include coffee, milk, beverages, non-dairy creamer, food, infant nutrition, ice cream and chilled dairy, breakfast cereals, confectionery and pet care......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 17th, 2019

Pagdanganan builds up for US Women’s Open

The 23-year-old Filipina rookie had looked forward to dishing out a strong finish in the Pelican Women’s Championship two weeks ago after churning out a career-best third place effort in the LPGA Drive On tilt the previous week as she primes up for her US Open debut. But she wound up tied for 34th instead on a couple of 69s, a 73 and a 72, missing 14 fairways and 26 greens in four days......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2020

Pagdanganan makes LPGA cut for 7th time

After fumbling with an opening round three-over 73 at the short but challenging Pelican Golf Club layout, Pagdanganan reeled farther back with a bogey on No. 1 but recovered with back-to-back birdies on the next. She dropped another stroke on the eighth but struck back with another pair of birdies from No. 13 before yielding another shot on No. 16......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 21st, 2020

House set to launch probe on Ulysses floods

“As the death toll continues to rise, and the extent of damage is slowly being revealed, there is an urgent need to examine the actions that were taken during, before and after the onslaught of Typhoon Ulysses,” Velasco said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 16th, 2020

Yuka gains, Bianca slips in world rankings

Despite her string of so-so finishes in the LPGA of Japan Tour, marred by a first missed cut in last week’s Hisako Higuchi Mitsubishi Electric Ladies in Saitama, Yuka Saso moved one rung up to No. 73 in the world rankings with 1.63 average points out of a total of 57.04 points over 20 tournaments......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2020

Pagdanganan hailed as future of women& rsquo;s golf

There's a new young Asian talent to follow on the LPGA Tour, and for a change she’s not South Korean, Japanese or Thai—but from the Philippines......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 27th, 2020

Hot finish nets Pagdanganan 3rd place, another P4M

Rookie Bianca Pagdanganan fell short of her solid crack at LPGA glory, settling for third in the LPGA Drive on Championship-Reynolds Lake Oconee won by American Ally McDonald......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 26th, 2020

Pagdanganan settles for 3rd in LPGA Drive On Championship

Her awesome power was in full display all week but Bianca Pagdanganan lost, to her chagrin, her killer touch over the sleek greens and settled for third in the LPGA Drive On Championship-Reynolds Lake Oconee won by American Ally McDonald......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 26th, 2020

Bianca in contention for LPGA title

To say that Bianca Pagdanganan is on a roll is an understatement. For the rookie Filipina ace is red-hot, pounding the Great Waters’ four par-5s with birdies and picking up a couple more with superb iron play for a 67 and a clear shot at a dream LPGA victory......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 24th, 2020

McDonald chases first LPGA win on birthday; Pagdanganan running 2nd

American Ally McDonald, chasing her first LPGA title, reeled off five consecutive birdies to grab a one-stroke lead after Friday's second round of the Drive On Championship......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 24th, 2020

Pagdanganan in second place after a 67

Bianca Pagdanganan (Gregory Shamus / Getty Images / AFP) Filipino golfer Bianca Pagdanganan fired a five-under par 67 for a tie for second place and just one shot off the lead through two rounds of action in the LPGA Drive On Championship Friday at the Reynolds Lake Oconee in Greensboro, Georgia. The 22-year-old tour rookie, who shot a first round 68 and was a joint sixth following the first round, mixed his rounds with birdies on 2, 5, 6, 11, 12 and 18 to go with a solitary bogey on 8 for a two-day total of 135. A gold medalist in the Asian Games in 2018 and in the Southeast Asian Games here last year, Pagdanganan is at joint 135 with world No. 5 Daniella Kang, who shot a 70 after opening round 65. The two are a shot behind American Ally McDonald, who has a total of 34 after her 68 in the $1.3 million event Pagdanganan is hoping to win her first LPGA title in six starts. She placed joint ninth in the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in Pennsylvania two weeks ago – a feat that earned her a spot in December’s U.S. Women’s Open at Champions in Houston. Former world No. 1 and two-time major winner Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand remains in contention with a 136 after a 69 for solo fourth. Swede Pernilla Lindberg, another former champion, had a 69 for a three-way tie at fifth at 137 with Australia’s Katherine Kirk and Englishwoman Mel Reid, who shot a 65 and 68, respectively......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 24th, 2020

Late birdies get Bianca into the mix

It took Bianca Pagdanganan the backside nine to figure out the Great Waters course and when she did, there was no stopping the rookie Filipina from getting into the mix in the LPGA Drive On Championship-Reynolds Lake Oconee in Georgia Thursday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2020

Bianca launches drive for Drive On plum

More than her driving skills, Bianca Pagdanganan is eager to flaunt a short game she hoped to have fine-tuned during the break as she heads to the LPGA Drive On Championsip-Reynolds Lake Oconee beginning Thursday in Greensboro, Georgia (Friday in Manila)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2020

Pagdanganan living a dream, inspiring the youth

Next to working on achieving her goals in golf’s biggest arena, Bianca Pagdanganan is doing all she could to inspire the youth all over the world, especially back home, to take up the sport where she has quite made an impact so early in her rookie season on the LPGA Tour......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 21st, 2020

Bianca follows road to Tokyo

Bianca Pagdanganan’s impressive joint ninth-place finish in her first LPGA major didn’t only give her the biggest one-week jump in women’s world golf rankings but also put her in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics conversation......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 20th, 2020

Bianca catches last bus to Georgia

Bianca Pagdanganan earned a slot to the inaugural LPGA Drive On Championship-Reynolds Lake Oconee, eager to spring a surprise against LPGA Tour stalwarts vying in the $1.3 million event firing off Thursday in Greensboro, Georgia......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 20th, 2020

Pagdanganan earns berth in LPGA Drive On

Bianca Pagdanganan gets a crack at the inaugural LPGA Drive On Championship-Reynolds Lake Oconee......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 19th, 2020

Cooperation, not competition

SPEAKING OUT Ignacio R. Bunye The Ayala Group is widely recognized in the Philippines and in Asia as a pioneer in ESG (Environment, Social, and Governance) with its formal adoption of the Ayala Sustainability Framework. In a recent webcast conversation with ATR Asset Management’s Julian Tarrobago, Jr., Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala (JAZA), Chairman and CEO of Ayala, explained the genesis of this corporate philosophy. In a nutshell, this is about using the economic engine and for-profit discipline of enterprises to address social issues – not as a philanthropy but as an integral part of doing business. This is a new philosophy designed to foster an environment where there is inclusive growth. This is achieved by engaging disenfranchised sectors and going beyond just the financials. This is reflected in how Ayala purposively evolved over the years and how it has operated during the crisis. This explains how and why Ayala Land continues to make urban centers more livable and more friendly, why Ayala Land projects aim to become carbon-neutral a few years down the road, why AC Energy continues to improve its mix of energy sources, consistently increasing reliance on renewables, why Ayala has ventured into health and into education, and why BPI has dramatically upsized its microfinance. This explains why during the crisis, Ayala’s first concern was to ensure both the physical and financial well-being of its stakeholders. This includes Ayala’s employees and those of the various eco-systems (read that as 250,000 SMEs) which support Ayala. This meant P10 billion, to date, of foregone revenue, to help in their recovery and fostering sustainable growth beyond the crisis. Finally, JAZA explains why “this is a time for us to learn to cooperate rather than be at odds with each other. Our modern capitalist system is massively integrated in a way that it wasn’t in the past. And because we have an integrated system, we are tied to each other in ways that we either all succeed together, or not. If one component of that system is allowed to fail, then you start to break up what makes modern capitalism so strong. The supply chain, the integration, the way we work off each other, each person providing their own component of the system. If we don’t help each other, particularly in the public-private sector to reenergize and restart that great engine, then we will fail. Perhaps, this is a period in time where cooperation is being demanded more from all of us both in the private sector alone and in the private-public interaction, to see how we can all work together to address the many pain points that we will face as a nation if we are to get out of this pandemic.” Change your passwords often Even prior to the pandemic, incidents of unauthorized ATM withdrawals by third parties have been reported on the rise. It is perhaps opportune to issue this reminder. Essentially, it is about keeping our User IDs and passwords safe. One normally reads this reminder on our bank’s website. This is what the bank usually tells us. The bank will never ask you to provide your User IDs or Passwords through e-mail or SMS so don’t fall for unsolicited messages that your account has been temporarily disconnected and that you have to change your password. Never click on links from suspicious e-mails and SMS. Hackers can gain access to your account, plant malware, and steal your identity. Monitor your accounts regularly and immediately report any discrepancies. If I may just add, don’t ask anybody to withdraw money from the ATM for you. For added protection, you may want to use Code Red, an RFID and NFC Anti-Scanning Card. It is a smart card that provides protection from identity theft by manipulating the radio signals using E-field technology. Simply put it inside your wallet and it will make your personal data invisible to electronic thieves and hackers. (Thanks BPI EVP Mon Jocson for this last tip.) Note: You may wish to share the foregoing article via Facebook, Twitter and/or Linked-In......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 18th, 2020

Major move: Pagdanganan grabs 5th spot with 2nd solid 65

The Filipina rookie kept going big-time with her big shots and a big fighting heart, matching her blistering second round 65 to gatecrash the elite Top 5 made up of LPGA Tour multiple winners and major champions in the third round of the KPMG Women's PGA Championship in Pennsylvania Saturday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 11th, 2020