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SM Group organizes relief and recovery efforts for Taal victims

[Editor's note: Private sectors are also doing their part to help the victims of the Taal Volcano eruption. Here is a story from SM Supermalls.] MANILA, Philippines – After the recent eruption of the Taal Volcano in Batangas which affected thousands of Filipinos in Southern Luzon, ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerJan 18th, 2020

SM continues to send relief assistance to remote towns in Batangas

The SM group, led by SM Supermalls Chief Operating Officer Steven Tan, joined the relief operations for Taal eruption victims at the Calaca Central School evacuation center in Batangas on Wednesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2020

Aboitiz leads & lsquo;bayanihan& rsquo;

The Aboitiz Group, led by social development arm Aboitiz Foundation and its various business units, pooled their resources and immediately reached out to more than 7,000 victims of Typhoon Tisoy (international name: Kammuri) by conducting relief operations and re-energization efforts in Albay and Sorsogon......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 28th, 2019

Lloyd Cadena, the influencer who genuinely cared for the poor

He helped victims of the Taal Volcano eruption, gave away relief packs to the community amid the lockdown, and also extended help to our frontliners. Lloyd also has a soft spot for kids. He had been consistently giving away school supplies and even reached out to Aetas in Pampanga. The post Lloyd Cadena, the influencer who genuinely cared for the poor appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsSep 7th, 2020

Cleanfuel Strengthens Retail Network in Southern Manila

Now serving with the newest technologies implemented to create high-tech fuel for your vehicles, Cleanfuel, believes in the resiliency of the Filipino people that would bring and sustain solid economic recovery amid health crisis. Their recently opened retail station at Doña Soledad in Parañaque City shows a testament that the company remains upbeat in expanding their network footprints in Southern portion of Metro Manila.   “While 2020 is a challenging year, Cleanfuel has remained optimistic riding in the resiliency of Filipinos towards economic recovery. This is the reason why Cleanfuel Group of Companies continues to invest and opened more stations as a testament and commitment to its people to provide top-notch fuel to every motorist,” said Atty Bong Suntay, President of Cleanfuel. “The opening of the new station in Doña Soledad is in line with Cleanfuel’s goal to expand its reach and strengthen its customer base in the Southern part of Metro Manila,” Suntay said. Situated at the busy thoroughfare of Doña Soledad Avenue Extension at Barangay Don Bosco in Parañaque City, the new station offers a top-notch fuel and lubricants including Clean91 (Unleaded), Premium 95 gasoline, and Euro-4 diesel. It provides access to both public and private motorists from Better Living going to Moonwalk, connecting in the bustling intersection of eastern Parañaque.  In addition, the second district of Don Bosco is the primary residential Barangay of Ninoy Aquino International Airport and one of the 16 Barangays in Parañaque City. Key factors of the city’s progress include banks, shopping malls, restaurants, residential properties, and commercial manufacturing. Motorists heading towards the busy streets of Doña Soledad Avenue Extension from east-west and northern side of Parañaque can gas up to experience Cleanfuel’s brand mantra: Quality fuel for Less! Further, Cleanfuel Doña Soledad station will become a key driver of growth to more than 60,000 population of Barangay Don Bosco. As the city relies on shopping centers as part of major contributors, the company sees that the opening of Cleanfuel Doña Soledad will further strengthen and boost economic confidence. “We’re grateful and honor to inaugurate Cleanfuel Doña Soledad as our first station to open in these unprecedented times. The economy in the City of Parañaque has been growing consistently with massive projects in property and commercial manufacturing,” the company’s chief executive said.  Suntay adds that in the next coming months Cleanfuel is adding more stations not only in NCR but also in provinces to provide quality fuel for business and opportunities for others. “We intend to leverage our business aggressively and expand our retail network across the country, focusing on Mega Manila and Northern Luzon,” concludes Suntay.  Cleanfuel is expected to open more stations in coming weeks in Ortigas Avenue Extension in Pasig and mega branch in Mabalacat Pampanga as part of the long-term business expansion plan. Aside from expansion, the company has extended its support by providing fuel subsidy for the Department of Transportation’s (DOTr’s) Free Bus Ride for Health Workers Program and drive relief donations to northern provinces, which include Pangasinan (Villasis, Binalonan, Pozorrubio) and San Fernando (La Union) and other cities in Metro Manila......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsAug 1st, 2020

Bushfire-hit Australians still in tents as virus slows recovery

Victims of Australia's catastrophic bushfires are still living in tents, garages, and makeshift shelters months after the blazes ended, with efforts to rebuild their lives hampered by the coronavirus pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 25th, 2020

Out of the Woods: Tiger emerges for TV match with Lefty, QBs

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer The purpose is to raise $10 million or more for COVID-19 relief efforts, and provide entertainment with four of the biggest stars from the PGA Tour and NFL. Another appeal to the Sunday made-for-TV exhibition, “The Match: Champions for Charity,” is a chance to see Tiger Woods swing a golf club for the first time in 98 days. Live golf is on television for the second straight Sunday, this one with the game's biggest headliner. Woods was last seen on television Feb. 16 at the Genesis Invitational, where he moved cautiously in California's chilly late winter weather and posted weekend rounds of 76-77 to finish last among the 68 players who made the cut at Riviera. He skipped a World Golf Championship in Mexico City, and said his surgically repaired back wasn't quite ready in sitting out the opening three weeks of the Florida swing. And then the pandemic took over, and there has been no place to play. This is a reasonable start. Woods and retired NFL quarterback Peyton Manning will face Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady, who won six Super Bowls with the New England Patriots and signed this year with Tampa Bay. The match will be at Medalist Golf Club in Hobe Sound, Florida. It is Woods' home course and about 20 minutes from Seminole, where last week Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff ushered golf's return to live television. What to make of Woods? His only interviews were with GolfTV, the Discovery-owned channel with whom Woods has a financial deal, and a playful Zoom call with the other match participants hosted by Ernie Johnson of Turner Sports, which is televising the match. He described his health in the April 9 interview with GolfTV as “night and day.” “I feel a lot better than I did then,” Woods said. “I've been able to turn a negative into a positive and been able to train a lot and get my body to where I think it should be.” Mickelson has missed the cut in four of his five tournaments this year — the exception was third place at Pebble Beach, where he started the final round one shot behind Nick Taylor and closed with a 75. Just like last week, rust is to be expected for players who haven't competed in two months — three, in the case of Woods. Manning, meanwhile, is retired and is a golf junkie. Brady remains employed, and this week got in some informal work with his new teammates in Tampa Bay. No fans will be allowed, just like last week at Seminole. One difference is the players will be in their own carts, whereas the four PGA Tour players last week carried their bags. But this is as much about entertainment as competition. It's the second edition of a match between Woods and Mickelson, the dominant players of their generation and rivals by name, but not necessarily by record. Woods has 82 career victories to 44 for Mickelson, leads 15-5 in major championships and 11-0 in winning PGA Tour player of the year. Mickelson won their first made-for-TV match over Thanksgiving weekend in 2018, a pay-per-view event that ran into technical problems and was free for all. Lefty won in a playoff under the lights for $9 million in a winner-take-all match. He also has a 5-3-1 advantage over Woods in the nine times they have played in the final round on the PGA Tour, most recently in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in 2012 when Mickelson shot 64 to a 75 for Woods. He also stopped two streaks. Woods was going for his seventh straight PGA Tour victory when Mickelson beat him at Torrey Pines in 2000. Later that year, Woods had won 19 consecutive times on the PGA Tour when he had at least a share of the 54-hole lead until Mickelson beat him at the Tour Championship. Woods, however, captured the streak that mattered, holding off Mickelson in the final group at the Masters in 2001 to hold all four professional majors at the same time. The banter was lacking in Las Vegas, and perhaps having Manning and Brady will change the dynamics. The broadcast includes Charles Barkley providing commentary and Justin Thomas, whom Woods has embraced, on the course as a reporter in his television debut. After this exhibition, golf has two weeks before the PGA Tour is set to return at Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas. Mickelson plans to play. Woods has not said when he will return......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 24th, 2020

UP Men s Basketball players stay fighting amidst COVID-19

The whole world of sports has come to a halt because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons Men’s Basketball Team (UP MBT) stay fighting. Every member of the team is optimistic that Filipinos and the Philippines will get through the difficult challenges they are facing and are staying positive in words and deeds. Fighting Maroons head coach Bo Perasol has reminded his players to put in the same heart and passion they show in the game into their response to the pandemic, encouraging them to practice teamwork and find ways to help those who are affected by the scourge of the coronavirus. “During these trying times, our “never give up” attitude on court should be evident in how we battle this pandemic together as a team. We are optimistic that we can bounce back and come out stronger. While we face our own personal battles, let’s not forget our fellow Filipinos who are greatly affected by this virus. Let’s do our share, no matter how big or small,” said Perasol. The ongoing Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) and the General Community Quarantine (GCQ) have prohibited sports-related mass gatherings like training, competitions and tournaments. Holed up in their respective homes, the Maroons still find ways to stay competitive and in shape, both physically and mentally. UAAP Season 82 team captain Noah Webb says they “try our best to stay in shape by doing our workouts at home since we can't go to the gym. Our coaches are always guiding us and giving us programs to follow. It’s also very important for us to stay mentally tough since this is a different opponent we are facing.” UP MBT team manager Atty. Agaton Uvero said it is also important for the team and the players to be resilient since a lot of things will change and new protocols will be implemented even after the ECQ is lifted. “Our primary concern will always be the safety of each and every one. But we will stay committed to keeping the team intact so we can still give our best performance with or without games in the near future,” Atty. Uvero said. He reiterated his gratitude to all the team’s fans, supporters, and sponsors who continue to support the Fighting Maroons and their various initiatives. “We will always stay thankful to our fans who never tire of supporting us whether we are in active competition or not. And we will always be indebted to our partners and sponsors -- Robinsons Retail Group, STATS Performance Apparel, Palawan Express Pera Padala, and PayMaya -- for remaining committed to the team despite difficult times like these. Their support and their various efforts to provide assistance and relief to the frontliners and those most affected by the ECQ inspire us and buoy up our spirits,” Atty. Uvero added.   UPMBT players and alumni along with various UP teams and organizations sprang to action soon after the ECQ was declared. They initiated efforts to provide frontliners with necessary items like personal protective equipment (PPEs) and meals. They also reached out to affected communities with rice and other daily necessities.   Among those who raised funds and donated in kind are Fighting Maroons Paul Desiderio, Jett Manuel, Ricci Rivero, Diego Dario, Kyles Lao, Jarrell Lim, Ibrahim Ouattara, Jaybie Mantilla, and the Gomez de Liaño brothers, Joe, Javi, and Juan. NowheretogobutUP Foundation, the UP College of Human Kinetics (CHK), and the Salamat PH Healthcare Heroes also conducted fundraisers to help the frontliners, stranded UP students and staff, and various communities.   “There is so much uncertainty right now and these are extremely difficult times for many Filipinos. That’s why this is the time to be one with our people as we all go through these hardships together. Let’s all do our share in helping one another. Resilience is all about being able to overcome the unexpected. The goal of resilience is to thrive,” said NowheretogobutUP Foundation founding chairman Renan Dalisay......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2020

Aboitiz Group Continues COVID-19 Recovery Efforts in Cebu, Visayas

With more areas in the country now placed under enhanced community quarantine, the Aboitiz Group is ramping up its sustained efforts in helping frontliners and affected localities amid the ongoing health crisis. In Cebu, where most of the Aboitiz Group’s businesses began, help has already started pouring in for its host communities and further assistance […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsApr 12th, 2020

Chris Paul and Trae Young Headline First-Ever NBA HORSE Challenge

ESPN, the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) today announced that 10-time NBA All-Star Chris Paul of the Oklahoma City Thunder, 2020 NBA All-Star Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks and newly elected Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Tamika Catchings headline the list of eight NBA and WNBA players and legends who will participate in the new NBA HORSE Challenge Presented by State Farm, exclusively on ESPN and streamed via the ESPN App.  Beginning Sunday, April 12 at 7 p.m. ET (Monday, April 13, 7 a.m. Philippine time), Paul, Young, Catchings, Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine, three-time WNBA All-Star Allie Quigley of the Chicago Sky, Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley Jr. and NBA Finals MVPs Chauncey Billups and Paul Pierce will match shots against one another in a single-elimination HORSE competition from their respective, isolated home courts. ESPN NBA commentator Mark Jones will serve as the official host. State Farm will donate more than $200,000 on behalf of the participants to charities focused on coronavirus response efforts. This donation builds on the more than $74 million that has been contributed by the NBA Family to date to support coronavirus relief efforts through its NBA Together campaign. NBA HORSE Challenge Presented by State Farm participants will be divided into two groups of four, with the winners of the first two games in each group meeting in the semifinals.  The winner from each group will move on to the championship round.  ESPN will present the four quarterfinal games on Sunday. The semifinals and the championship game will air on Thursday, April 16, beginning at 9 p.m. ET. A coin toss at the start of each game will determine who shoots first, with the more senior player calling heads or tails.  Players must describe each shot attempt, specifying the type of score they intend to make before taking a shot, such as a bank shot or swish. Dunking is prohibited. The first player in each game to accumulate the letters “H-O-R-S-E” after failing to match five shots is eliminated. NBA HORSE Challenge presented by State Farm participants:   Group 1: Group 2: Chauncey Billups NBA Legend, ESPN Analyst Zach LaVine Chicago Bulls Tamika Catchings WNBA Legend Chris Paul Oklahoma City Thunder Mike Conley Jr. Utah Jazz Paul Pierce NBA Legend, ESPN Analyst Trae Young Atlanta Hawks Allie Quigley Chicago Sky   ESPN NBA HORSE Challenge presented by State Farm schedule:   Date Time (ET) NBA HORSE Challenge Sun, Apr. 12 (Mon, Apr. 13 in the PHI) 7-9 p.m. (7-9 am) Quarterfinals Group 1: Trae Young vs. Chauncey Billups     Quarterfinals Group 1: Tamika Catchings vs. Mike Conley Jr.     Quarterfinals Group 2: Zach LaVine vs. Paul Pierce     Quarterfinals Group 2: Chris Paul vs. Allie Quigley   9-11 p.m. Quarterfinals Encore Presentations Thu, Apr. 16 7-9 p.m. Quarterfinals Encore Presentations   9-11 p.m. Group 1: Semifinals     Group 2: Semifinals     HORSE Championship Game ESPN will televise the NBA HORSE Challenge as it continues its commitment to bring the sports community together through its #oneteam initiative.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 9th, 2020

Aboitiz Group to feed 200 patients, frontliners in Rizal Memorial quarantine facility

The Aboitiz Group has stepped up its relief efforts and committed a month of food provisions for around 200 patients and frontliners at the Rizal Memorial Quarantine Facility in Manila which opened today (April 8). .....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 8th, 2020

Aboitiz Group continues COVID-19 recovery efforts in Cebu, Visayas

With more areas in the country now placed under enhanced community quarantine, the Aboitiz Group is ramping up its sustained efforts in helping frontliners and affected localities amid the ongoing health crisis. In Cebu, where most of the Aboitiz Group’s businesses began, help has already started pouring in for its host communities and further assistance […] The post Aboitiz Group continues COVID-19 recovery efforts in Cebu, Visayas appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 6th, 2020

Taal victims receive AXA payment relief

AXA Philippines extended the due date for premium payments of customers who may have been affected by the Taal volcano unrest to 90 days, instead of the usual 30 days. The extension applies to policyholders in selected affected areas in Batangas, Cavite and Laguna......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2020

PIA conducts relief drive for Taal evacuees

Laurel, BATANGAS, Feb. 17 (PIA) - The Philippine Information Agency conducted its own relief drive in Batangas province today, Feb. 17 for victims of Taal Volcano's eruption.A team from PIA.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2020

PIA conducts relief drive for Taal evacuees

Laurel, BATANGAS, Feb. 17 (PIA) - The Philippine Information Agency conducted its own relief drive in Batangas province today, Feb. 17 for victims of Taal Volcano's eruption.A team from PIA.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2020

GMAKF& nbsp;spearheads& nbsp;Taal relief efforts

GMA Network’s socio-civic arm GMA Kapuso Foundation (GMAKF) continues with its Operation Bayanihan for those affected by the eruption of Taal Volcano......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2020

Delta Sales Team extends help to Taal evacuees

ON January 21, Manila-based Sales team of Delta Air Lines, organized a relief operation in Batangas City where more than 460,000 Filipinos have been displaced due to the hazardous volcanic activity of Taal. The team mobilized relief efforts in three schools located at Barangay Lodlod and Bolbok in Lipa City Batangas which shelter 300 families […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2020

NOLCOM, private institution provide aid to Taal eruption victims

CAMP AQUINO, Tarlac City, Feb. 6 (PIA) -- Northern Luzon Command (NOLCOM), through 1st Civil Relations Group, and Central Luzon Doctors' Hospital Educational Institution, Inc. donated Thursday reli.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2020

China pledges P7.2m for Taal disaster relief

China has pledged a 1-million renminbi (P7.2 million) cash donation to the Philippine government to assist in the ongoing disaster relief efforts for the displaced residents in Luzon following the Jan. 12 eruption of Taal Volcano, the Department of Finance said over the weekend......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2020

TESDA Caraga, stakeholders extend disaster relief for Taal evacuees

BUTUAN CITY, Jan. 31 -- With the recent Taal volcano eruption, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Caraga has extended their assistance to the victims, as well as other.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2020

TESDA Caraga, stakeholders extend disaster relief for Taal evacuees

BUTUAN CITY, Jan. 31 -- With the recent Taal volcano eruption, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Caraga has extended their assistance to the victims, as well as other.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 31st, 2020