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SM Supermalls wins landmark 45 Stevie Awards for 2019

SM Supermalls won 45 out of the 104 Asia Pacific Stevie Awards (Stevies) bagged by Philippine companies, and out of more than 900 nominations for innovative achievements in the entire Asia Pacific region this year......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarMay 7th, 2019

SM wins at the World Branding Awards in London

SM Supermalls was honored the prestigious Brand of the Year Award under the ‘National Tier – Shopping Centre / Mall’ category 2019 to 2020, during the recently concluded World Branding Awards ceremonies, held at the iconic Kensington Palace in London. “This recognition affirms our vision to develop memorable lifestyle destinations for our shoppers across the […] The post SM wins at the World Branding Awards in London appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 18th, 2020

Phoenix-PNB Debt Deal Wins at Asian Banking and Finance Awards 2019

Phoenix Petroleum’s issuance of Php10 Billion Short-Term Commercial Papers with Philippine National Bank (PNB) Capital and Investment Corp. has won the Best Debt Deal of the Year at the Asian Banking and Finance Awards 2019 in Singapore. The commercial papers—the biggest issuance of Phoenix Petroleum yet—was a landmark transaction as it became the first commercial […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 29th, 2019

Sarah G wins international award anew

Popstar royalty Sarah Geronimo-Guidicelli bagged the “Distinguished Entertainment Personality of the Year” award at the Akwa-Ibom State Advancement Awards 2020 (ASAA). The show, which was initially scheduled on 1 October 2019, was moved on 13 December 2019. Just today, 25 May 2020, it announced that the Filipino popstar won the special category beating Vietnamese diva, […] The post Sarah G wins international award anew appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 25th, 2020

PBA By the Numbers: Asi Taulava s star still shines bright with most ASG appearances

When Asi Taulava plays his next game, he'll become the first player in league history to suit up in PBA in four different decades. That's some incredible longevity for Taulava, a one-time league MVP and one-time champion. In the time that Asi has been playing in the PBA, he's had some records under his belt. Easily the best one is his number of All-Star Game appearances. Taulava has been to the PBA All-Star Game 17 times, proof not only of his staying power but also his star appeal. In this By the Numbers entry, we'll take a look at Asi's ASG record.   17 All-Star Game appearances for Asi Taulava, most in league history. Taulava was supposed to share the record for most ASG appearances with James Yap last year at 16 each. But Ginebra forward Joe Devance was injured and couldn't participate in the yearly festivities in Calasiao, Pangasinan. The league awarded JDV's slot to Asi, paving the way for Taulava to keep his solo record for at least one more year. The first PBA All-Star Game was played in 1989, and the 2019 version was the 30th anniversary. Asi playing in 17 of them is simply unreal.   46 Asi's age when he got his 17th All-Star Game stint. Taulava is the oldest active player in the PBA today. He's 47 now and is still going strong.   2 All-Star Game MVPs for Taulava. Asi won both of his ASG MVP awards back when he was still playing for Talk 'N Text. The South All-Stars won the All-Star Game in 2004 and Taulava shared MVP with teammate Jimmy Alapag. Asi got his solo MVP win two years later in another South victory.   8 Number of players with multiple All-Star Game MVPs. Six players, including Asi, have two PBA All-Star Game MVP wins. The record is four held by Vergel Meneses.   0 Total points for Asi Taulava in his 17th All-Star Game. While that might sound anticlimactic, the 17th All-Star Game that Taulava was a part of was historic all on its own. In a 185-170 win for the North, the 2019 PBA All-Star Game set the record for most points ever. Last year's showcase also set the record for most three-point shots made in a PBA All-Star Game at 45. — Because of his age and diminished role with NLEX, Asi thought his days a record holder for most PBA All-Star Game appearances were numbered. The league certainly didn't think so when it invited Asi to join the 2019 festivities in Pangasinan. Taulava remains as the PBA's most-recognized stars, his influence reaching well beyond the country. Everytime he has a chance to give back to the fans, Asi is right there. “This year I thought I was gonna be exempted because of my age,” Taulava said of his 2019 All-Star Game appearances. “But in all seriousness, this is fun. This is for the fans. I guess the fans wanted me here and the PBA office [wanted me here] and I’m honored," Asi added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8 .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 8th, 2020

GMA Network wins big at 2019 Migration Advocacy and Media Awards & nbsp;

​For raising awareness on Filipino migration issues and championing the cause of Filipinos overseas, leading broadcast company GMA Network was recognized with multiple awards in the television category of the 2019 Migration Advocacy and Media (MAM) Awards by the Commission on Filipino Overseas held last Dec. 17......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 31st, 2019

Tourism tack wins awards for PH

2019 has been an impressive year for the Philippine tourism industry, with the country bagging several praises showing the efforts from the public and private sectors to promote tourism are paying off......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 30th, 2019

2019 Monthly Memorable Sports Moments (Part 1)

The year 2019 was a rollercoaster ride for Filipino athletes and Pinoy sports fans. We saw the highs and the lows, basked in the glory of triumph and felt the agony of defeat. We witnessed history unfold and experienced the best and the worst of Philippine sports. Here’s a look back at the sports news that made the headlines that made the end of the decade a memorable one.   JANUARY Eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao opened the year on a high note and retained his WBA welterweight title after a 12-round unanimous decision win over Adrien Broner. The Philippine volleyball community mourned the passing of head coach Nes Pamilar. He was 52. Joshua Pacio lost his One straw weight title belt to Japanese Yosuke Saruta via split decision while Geje Eustaquio also parted ways with his flyweight belt. The 44th season of the PBA opened.   Jett Manuel of Barangay Ginebra announced his retirement in the PBA after one season while Chris Tiu hanged his jersey after six seasons with Rain or Shine. Gilas Pilipinas began its preparation for the sixth and final qualifying window for the 2019 FIBA World Cup. The Azkals finished its historic AFC Asian Cup debut winless after bowing to South Korea, China and Kyrgyzstan.    FEBRUARY Gilas Pilipinas clinched a golden ticket to the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China after back-to-back wins to close out the qualifiers. Aston Palicte beat erstwhile unbeaten Puerto Rican Jose Martinez via TKO in their WBO Superflyweight world championship eliminator while Vic Saludar retained his WBO minimum weight world title. Arellano University completed a three-peat in the NCAA Season 94 women’s volleyball while Perpetual Help won back-to-back titles in the men’s division and five straight in the juniors play. Seventeen year-old Filipino wakeboarder Raphael Trinidad clinched a silver medal in the open category of the IWWF World Cable Wakeboard & Wakeskate Championships at Pampa Wake Park, Buenos Aires. The Philippine Sportswriters Association feted the finest Filipino athletes  for the year 2018 in its annual awards night.    MARCH Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas announced the composition of the men’s and women’s seniors national team and women’s U-23 squad. Gilas Pilipinas landed in Group D in the FIBA World Cup with Serbia, Italy and Angola after the draw. San Beda University won its second straight NCAA Season 94 beach volleyball title while Emilio Aguinaldo College completed a men’s division repeat. Kevin Belingon lost his One bantwamweight title to Brazilian Bibiano Fernandes to disqualification from illegal blows while Eduard Folayang surrendered his lightweight belt to Shinya Aoki in a submission loss.   APRIL Hidilyn Diaz pocketed three silver medals in the Asian Weightlifting Championship. EJ Obiena ended the country’s decade-long gold medal drought in the Asian Athletics Championships after ruling the men’s pole vault in record fashion in Doha, Qatar. Nonito Donaire Jr. knocked out Stephon Young in the sixth round to retain his WBA superbantamweight belt and advance to the WBSS bantamweight tournament finals wile John Riel Casimero claimed the WBO interim bantamweight title. The San Juan Knights captured the MPBL Datu Cup in a winner-take-all Game 5 over Davao Occidental Tigers. Team Philippines recorded its best gold haul in Arafura Games in Australia. Marathon star Rafael Poliquit died of complications from subdural empyema. He was 30.   MAY Ateneo de Manila University won the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball title while National University bagged its second straight men’s crown. San Miguel Beer captured its fifth straight Philippine Cup championship at the expense of Magnolia. Petron defeated F2 Logistics in three games to retain its Philippine Superliga Grand Prix throne. Jerwin Ancajas scored a 7th round TKO win over Japanese Ryuichi Funai to keep his IBF super flyweight belt. The UAAP and NCAA collegiate press corps feted the best student-athletes in basketball and for the first time in women’s volleyball. Some athletes and sports personalities tried their luck in the 2019 mid-term elections.   JUNE   Philippine Olympic Committee president Ricky Vargas stepped down from his post after just 18 months in office. Cignal-Ateneo won the PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup title.   (To be continued).....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 29th, 2019

Sindak 1941 wins big at 2019 ALIW Awards

Sindak 1941 wins big at 2019 ALIW Awards.....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 19th, 2019

CIMB Bank wins ‘Best Consumer Digital Bank’ in 2019 Asia-Pacific Global Finance Awards in PH

CIMB Bank was named ‘Best Consumer Digital Bank’ in this year’s 2019 Asia-Pacific Global Finance Awards presented at New York, beating out Philippine domestic competition. Winners were selected by a world-class panel of judges with the following criteria: strategy for attracting and servicing customers digitally, success in recruitment and growth of clients, breadth of product […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 13th, 2019

UFC s toughest Cowboy set for career fight vs. McGregor

By Dan Gelston, Associated Press Donald Cerrone posted a booze-fueled photo to hype his anticipated fight against Conor McGregor: A bottle of Cerrone's preferred cheap American-style beer vs. the Irish fighter's own whiskey. Cerrone has eschewed McGregor's Proper No. Twelve whiskey, but the winningest fighter in UFC history finally takes his shot at the hard liquor's founder in a January fight at least five years in the making. UFC fans have buzzed for years about the potential brouhaha between McGregor, the biggest star in the sport, and the hard-living fighter better known as "Cowboy." Once the fight was announced last week, the prospect of some four-letter-word trash talking between two of the biggest mouths in the sport was dimmed — at least for now — when McGregor went on social media and wished Cerrone's family a happy holiday. McGregor's friendly acknowledgment came with a steely caveat, " See you in 20/20 with bullseye vision."         View this post on Instagram                   Let this Soak in! This will be my 51st MMA fight and I plan to add new numbers to all these list come January 18. I hold the all-time UFC record for wins with 23. I hold the all-time UFC record for finishes with 16. I hold the all-time UFC record for post-fight bonus awards with 18. I hold the all-time UFC record in knockdowns with 20. I hold the all-time UFC record with seven knockouts via kicks. A post shared by Donald Cerrone (@cowboycerrone) on Nov 29, 2019 at 3:27pm PST "This is the fight that everyone wants to see," Cerrone said. "I don't even know why we have to have a media tour. This fight is going to sell itself. He's done a great job of promoting himself and becoming Conor McGregor." The 170-pound bout is set to headline UFC 246 on Jan. 18 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. McGregor will fight inside the octagon for only the second time in 38 months and the first time since he was choked out by Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018. Cerrone will continue to add to his legacy as MMA's busiest fighter — he fought four times in 2019 (2-2) and holds the UFC career record for wins (23) and most finishes (16) in company history. Cerrone doesn't necessarily believe his grind-it-out schedule holds an advantage over McGregor's elongated rest period. "I don't know if I believe in all that ring rust stuff," Cerrone said. "I don't know if that's an actual thing. He's very talented, won two world titles, went in there with Floyd Mayweather. I don't think a year or a couple of years off is going to matter. Who the (heck) knows? I'm coming in full guns a blazing, man. My camp's excited about this fight." His cowboy hat always on, Cerrone has grown into one of the more popular fighters in UFC with his fight anyone, any time style and who always seems up for a good time. The 36-year-old Cerrone (a +190 underdog) has done it all, except win a UFC championship. His method of cramming as many fights as he can into the shortest window has perhaps at times prevented the patience necessary needed to wait for a major title shot. Cerrone's losses this year were to Tony Ferguson (on a 12-fight winning streak and set to fight Nurmagomedov) and Justin Gaethje (three straight wins and a regular fight of the night winner). "I'm like my own worst enemy, for sure," Cerrone said. "My coaches say all the time, don't take that fight. I definitely could have had better opportunities if I was sitting and waiting. But I love it. I love chasing this crazy feeling." He waited out McGregor for what is expected to be the richest payday of his career. The seeds were planted when Cerrone first called out McGregor when they shared the UFC Fight Night card in January 2015. They shared a dais in 2015 to promote upcoming UFC cards and promptly took aim at each other. Cerrone continued through the years to pressure McGregor to kickstart his comeback and fight him. "This fight was going to happen three or four times," Cerrone said. "Everyone would get their hopes up and then it wouldn't go through. It was like, yeah, right, it's not going to happen. Then the contract came sliding across, and I was like, oh (wow), here it is." Cerrone is ready for a "fun as hell" fight night in a matchup that might have been more enticing two or three years ago. The fight has already seemingly become more about how McGregor will look in his return than what a win would mean for Cerrone’s career. But while McGregor has been caught up in a string of legal woes during his time off, Cerrone has remained in about an endless cycle of training. "My wrestling is far superior," Cerrone said Monday by phone on his way to a swim workout outside his training camp home of Albuquerque, New Mexico. "My pace, my cardio, I plan on really putting on the pressure." Cerrone signed a new mutli-fight deal as part of the McGregor bout and has no plans to slow down, no matter the outcome. He's dabbled in acting and says he wants to put his UFC records far out of reach for the next generation of stars. He trains at the BMF Ranch, part of another nickname that's made him one of the more respected fighters inside the cage. Up next, the fight of a lifetime. "What I want to do is get all of America to back me like Ireland does him," Cerrone said, laughing. "That's what I want. If there's a guy for America to stand behind, it's the blue-collar, beer-drinking Cowboy. I think I'm the man.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2019

Kris Bernal wins top acting award at the 2019 Gawad Amerika Awards

Kris Bernal wins top acting award at the 2019 Gawad Amerika Awards.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2019

CIMB Bank Wins ‘Best Consumer Digital Bank’ in 2019 Asia-Pacific Global Finance Awards in the Philippines

CIMB Bank was named ‘Best Consumer Digital Bank’ in this year’s 2019 Asia-Pacific Global Finance Awards presented at New York, beating out Philippine domestic competition. Winners were selected by a world-class panel of judges with the following criteria: strategy for attracting and servicing customers digitally, success in recruitment and growth of clients, breadth of product […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 24th, 2019

Max Eigenmann wins Best Actress at Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Actress Max Eigenmann won the Best Actress Award for her role as Joy in Verdict at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2019, held in Brisbane, Australia, on Thursday, November 21. In her speech, Max said it was a "momentous and exciting experience" for her to be in the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2019

Sta. Catalina’s Pakol Festival wins Buglasan Festival of Festivals 2019

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental–Friday, October 18, was a lucky day for Sta. Catalina as it bested other dance contingents that joined the Buglasan Festival of Festivals 2019. The Pakol Festival of Sta. Catalina town also won five of the nine special awards. These are the Best Choreography, Best Festival Costume, Best Instrumentalist, Best in Street […] The post Sta. Catalina’s Pakol Festival wins Buglasan Festival of Festivals 2019 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 19th, 2019

PayMaya wins big at Asia CEO Awards

PayMaya Philippines was recognized at the Asia CEO Awards 2019 as the Most Innovative Company of the Year for its relentless drive to spread financial inclusion in the country through it game-changing platforms. Innovation is at the heart of everything that we do at PayMaya. We are honored by this recognition as we continue to build relevant technologies that […] The post PayMaya wins big at Asia CEO Awards appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 17th, 2019

BDO Wins Gold in Kidlat Awards

BDO Unibank, Inc. becomes the first-ever bank to win the coveted Gold Award in the prestigious 2019 Kidlat Awards, an annual creative competition celebrating the country’s most creative advertising work of the past year. Organized by the 4As Philippines’ Creative Guild, the Kidlat Awards cited BDO for its creative digital campaign highlighting overseas Filipinos finding […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 26th, 2019

Meralco wins 2019 In-House Community Practice Team of the Year for Integration

For its dedication to deliver more than and beyond the usual legal support services to the Company, Meralco Legal and Corporate Governance and Compliance Group was awarded the In-House Community Practice Team of the Year for Integration, besting in-house counsels across Asia, the Middle East and Africa. In-House Community Counsels of the Year Awards 2019 […].....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2019

Home Credit Philippines wins again at Stevie Awards

Home Credit Philippines wins again at Stevie Awards.....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 29th, 2019

Jazz center Rudy Gobert wins 2019 Defensive Player award

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz has won Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight season at the NBA Awards. “It’s a team game and when you have guys that bring it every night and come every day with the same focus and compete like we do, it’s inspirational.”#TakeNote | @rudygobert27 pic.twitter.com/vRAMMXJWQU — Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) June 25, 2019 The 26-year-old center from France beat out Giannis Antetokounmpo of Milwaukee and Paul George of Oklahoma City......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 25th, 2019

Lou Williams wins back-to-back NBA Sixth Man of the Year

MANILA, Philippines – Lou Williams has made a living off the bench, and he proved he is the best to do it by bagging another Sixth Man of the Year in the 2019 NBA Awards on Monday, June 24 (Tuesday, June 25, Philippine time).  The Los Angeles Clippers star won ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 25th, 2019