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Philippines’ biggest gaming convention goes virtual

With the current quarantine, the fate of ESGS hanged by a thread as the date of when the summit usually took placed loomed over the horizon. But last September 7, ESGS announced via their Facebook Page that gamers can enjoy the summit from the safety of their own home as ESGS was going digital this coming October 23 to 25. .....»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarOct 21st, 2020

Philippines’ biggest gaming convention goes virtual

With the current quarantine, the fate of ESGS hanged by a thread as the date of when the summit usually took placed loomed over the horizon. But last September 7, ESGS announced via their Facebook Page that gamers can enjoy the summit from the safety of their own home as ESGS was going digital this coming October 23 to 25. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 21st, 2020

Paymaya connects with over 100 merchants to launch virtual mall

PayMaya Philippines Inc. on Thursday unveiled a virtual mall that offers one-stop-shop experience with the biggest and most trusted merchant partners......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2021

Youth Esports Program to Open 2nd Leg of NICL with DOTA 2

Following the successful opening run of the National Interschool Cyber League (NICL) featuring Riot Games’ first-person shooter game Valorant, leading esports organization Mineski Philippines launches  NICL’s second run of regional qualifiers last December 28, 2020. Showcasing game developer Valve’s multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) PC game DOTA 2 this time, the next leg of NICL regional qualifiers is open to teams consisting of senior high school and college students aged 16-22. NICL is the banner program under Mineski Philippines’ Youth Esports Program (YEP), formed in partnership with the Philippine Collegiate Champions League (PCCL)  to support the grassroots development of esports amongst Filipino students and promote responsible gaming. “Over the years, gaming in the Philippines has evolved from its rep of casual hobby and is now being recognized worldwide as a legitimate sport. YEP, through NICL, strives to continuously redefine esports for students and schools and work with them to incorporate esports into their varsity programs,” shared YEP Program Director Marlon Marcelo. Marcelo added that through programs like NICL, YEP is providing students with a structured path towards a career in the ever-growing gaming industry.  Proof of this is no other than Mineski Global CEO and Founder Ronald Robins, who made a name as a renowned professional DOTA player in early 200s, and went on to build Mineski, a chain of internet cafés that eventually evolved to be South East Asia’s biggest esports organization.  “Competing in DOTA tournaments has opened a lot of doors for me, and I want to recreate that for today’s youth by providing more accessible and more structured programs like YEP and NICL. Suffice to say, the second leg of NICL is very close to my heart, and I am inviting all eligible students to participate,” said Robins. To register to the NICL DOTA 2 Leg, interested participants can head on to YEP’s Facebook page provided that they adhere to the following guidelines: All team members must be enrolled in SY 2020-21.No team members must have a failing grade.Only one member of the team can be from a different school. Registration closes on January 29, 2021. Top four teams from the regional qualifiers will move on to the regional finals, where the prize pool of Php30,000.00 is up for grabs. Regional finalists will then get a chance to win as much as  Php150,000 in the grand finals.  For more information about Mineski, YEP, and its other programs, visit www.mineskiglobal.com/ or message them on yep@mineski.net......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsJan 17th, 2021

PLDT Home powers biggest ESGS 2020 virtual experience

The much-awaited Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit takes on a whole a new turn—from a completely on-ground event to a virtual one, now fully livestreamed online. .....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2020

SM Prime income halved in H1 due to impact of pandemic

SM Prime Holdings Inc., one of the leading integrated property developers in Southeast Asia, posted a 46 percent drop in consolidated net income to P10.4 billion in the first half of 2020 from P19.3 billion in the same period last year. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange, SM Prime said its consolidated revenue for the first six months of 2020 registered a 23 percent decline to P43.7 billion from P57.0 billion in the first six months of 2019. SM Prime said it continues to innovate and strategize to recover from the unprecedented effects of the pandemic brought about by Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) including continuous support in the operations of tenants as well as assistance to various stakeholders across the country. “The first half of 2020 has been one of the most challenging periods we’ve faced as a company. With the government maintaining the implementation of quarantine protocols in most key areas in the Philippines where our businesses are, SM Prime is committed to sustaining its operations while adhering to the strict safety measures implemented by the government and continue providing convenience to our customers,” said SM Prime President Jeffrey C. Lim. SM Prime’s Philippine malls’ rent income dropped by 44 percent to P13.1 billion in the first half of 2020 from last year’s P23.3 billion on the back of lower mall revenue of P14.4 billion, 49 percent lower from P28.1 billion of the same period last year. This is driven primarily by waived rent and rental discounts granted to tenants since the start of the quarantine measures in March, which amounted to P11 billion as of end of June. SM Prime’s residential business, led by SM Development Corporation (SMDC), recorded P23.7 billion revenue in the first half of 2020, 11 percent higher from P21.4 billion in the same period last year. This accounts for 54 percent of the consolidated revenue of the Company. SMDC generated P42.4 billion reservation sales in the first six months of 2020, amidst the quarantine measures. SM Prime’s commercial properties business’ revenue has grown 16 percent to P2.5 billion in the first half of 2020. Operating income registered at PHP2.2 billion, 22 percent higher than P1.8 billion during the first half of the previous year. The offices business of SM Prime has business process outsourcing (BPO) offices as primary tenants, which were allowed by the Philippine’s Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) to continue its operations throughout the quarantine period. The hotels and convention centers business segment contributed P1 billion to consolidated revenues in the first half of 2020 despite limited operations. Conrad Manila, Park Inn Clark, Park Inn North EDSA and Park Inn Iloilo remained operational to cater to BPO employees and returning overseas Filipino workers/seafarers. The Company’s biggest events center, the Mall of Asia Arena, on the other hand, was converted into Mega Swabbing Facility in partnership with various government agencies to help front- liners as well as returning overseas workers. “The Company is doing its part to help the country to contain the spread of the virus. For our employees and agency workers, we have conducted antibody rapid testing and RT- PCR testing during the start of GCQ in the country to assure the safety and uninterrupted delivery of services to customers and to protect its workforce,”Lim added......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2020

Diesel takes Pride online

Tomorrow, the world celebrates Pride. In the Philippines, the biggest annual gathering of the LGBTQ+ community continues to be a protest for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer rights. In the virtual rave age, it will march on online. No matter what or where, there is no substitute for community......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 25th, 2020

Smart celebrates BTS 8th anniversary& nbsp;with exclusive content& nbsp;

Fans worldwide had a virtual party on Sunday to celebrate the world’s biggest boy band’s 8th anniversary in the business. RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook, collectively known as BTS, was formed in 2010 but officially launched in 2013. .....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021

CSA’s online jr scrabble event moved to Independence Day

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The organizers of the monthly Cebu City Junior Olympics Scrabble Virtual Tournament are asking for extra patience from the participants after they moved the event to Saturday, June 12, 2021. According to the Cebu Scrabble Association (CSA) President Marilyn Abella, they were forced to reschedule the resumption of the tournament from […] The post CSA’s online jr scrabble event moved to Independence Day appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

Infinix invests in connecting with Filipino gamers

Global technology brand Infinix, known worldwide for its line-up of powerful smartphones at attractive pricing, recently hired Bianca “Biancake” Yao, a pioneering gamer and emerging creator, as its first-ever Chief Gaming Officer for the Philippines......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 8th, 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

Villar Group to launch first, biggest virtual property expo

The Villar Group of Companies (the “Group”) will launch this month the first and the biggest virtual property expo in the country, The ViCon......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 7th, 2021

Didal books biggest challenge with Olympic ticket

She’s conquered the Philippines and Asia on her trusty skateboard, but Margielyn Didal’s biggest challenge yet looms next month: the Olympic Games......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 6th, 2021

PPO stages virtual pocket show

The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra stages its next series of online concerts billed as The PPO Spotlight: Virtual Pocket Performances to be streamed tomorrow, June 4 at 8:00 p.m. through the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Website......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2021

Sports fishing tourney in Lapu-Lapu draws 91 anglers 

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The cash-rich Boaters Unlimited-Cebu Fishing Tournament draws a total of 91 anglers who will showcase patience, determination and luck in the biggest sports fishing competition in the Visayas that will be held at the plush JPark Island Resort in Lapu-Lapu City tomorrow, June 4 to 6, 2021. The inaugural sports fishing […] The post Sports fishing tourney in Lapu-Lapu draws 91 anglers  appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2021

Patients overwhelm Davao, Capiz hospitals

DAVAO CITY—Government hospitals in the cities of Davao and Roxas are scrambling for additional beds as COVID-19 infections continue to rise in the Davao Region and in Capiz province. In Davao City, Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC), the biggest government hospital in the Davao Region catering to COVID-19 cases, has started negotiating with private hospitals […] The post Patients overwhelm Davao, Capiz hospitals appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 1st, 2021

‘Heroes Adventure Challenge’, monthlong virtual sports event, starts July 10 

CEBU CITY Philippines — Cebuano sports buff have something to look forward to in the coming months as several Cebu-based groups joined hands to organize the first “Heroes Adventure Challenge”, a virtual multi-sporting event slated on July 10 to August 10, 2021.  The run, bike and elevation bike non-competitive sporting event is organized by Active […] The post ‘Heroes Adventure Challenge’, monthlong virtual sports event, starts July 10  appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 31st, 2021

‘Probinsyano’ ni Coco sasabak sa mahaba-habang lock-in taping; tatapusin na kaya sa Setyembre?

POSIBLE palang last cycle na ng  taping ng “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” dahil sasabak na ang buong cast at production sa mahabang-mahabang “lock-in.” Ito’y base na rin sa kuwento ni Yassi Pressman sa kanyang solo virtual mediacon para sa bago niyang game show ng TV5 (bilang host) na “Rolling In It Philippines.” Natanong kasi ang dating […] The post ‘Probinsyano’ ni Coco sasabak sa mahaba-habang lock-in taping; tatapusin na kaya sa Setyembre? appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 25th, 2021

Apolinar gears up Kumbati 10 bout

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Pete “Thunder” Apolinar vows to leave no stone unturned in his preparation for the biggest fight of his young career in the main event of “Kumbati 10” slated on July 3, 2021 at the IPI Compound in Mandaue City. The 26-year-old Apolinar of the Omega Boxing Gym said that he has been waiting […] The post Apolinar gears up Kumbati 10 bout appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 25th, 2021

Yassi bagong game show ng TV5 ang kapalit ng pag-alis sa ‘Probinsyano’

NAMAMAOS si Yassi Pressman nang humarap sa virtual mediacon ng bagong game show ng TV5 na “Rolling In It Philippines” na nagmula sa United Kingdom handog ng Viva Television, Sari-Sari at Cignal TV at magsisimula na sa Hunyo 5. Ang “Rolling In It” ang dahilan kaya kinailangang lisanin ni Yassi ang “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano”, matagal […] The post Yassi bagong game show ng TV5 ang kapalit ng pag-alis sa ‘Probinsyano’ appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 25th, 2021

PH jobless rate worst in emerging Asia

Despite an easing in the March unemployment rate, the Philippines remained the worst job market in emerging Asia with the biggest share of the unemployed to the labor force, a report of the state planning agency National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) showed. While the 7.1-percent jobless rate posted in March was the lowest since […] The post PH jobless rate worst in emerging Asia appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 24th, 2021