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Smart champions youth empowerment through the United Nations& rsquo; sustainability goals

PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) backs Filipino youth in creating sustainable solutions through digital platforms during the COVID-19 pandemic.  PLDT-Smart have backed Youth Force in the Philippines Inc. (YFPH) in its SDG Bayanihan Summit (SBS) 2020 week-long hackathon anchored on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).  .....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: Tech15 hr. 3 min. ago Related News

JG Summit reorganizes top management team

Gokongwei-owned JG Summit Holdings Inc., the listed conglomerate founded by the late taipan John Gokongwei Jr., appointed new officers last week as part of a major reorganization as it navigates through the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News17 hr. 20 min. ago Related News

From legislation to execution

SharePHIL’s online summit From Vision to Reality: The Road to Economic Recovery was held last Oct. 21, headlined by Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto who delivered the keynote address followed by a panel discussion with Cherrie Atilano, Manuel Dayrit, and former NEDA chief Ernesto Pernia......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News17 hr. 20 min. ago Related News

Lenovo launches Legion Slim 7i

Global tech innovator Lenovo on Saturday launched the stylish and savage new Legion Slim 7i at the annual Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit (ESGS). The newest addition to Lenovo’s gaming sub-brand, the Legion Slim 7i is a finely calibrated gaming machine enclosed within a slim and lightweight exterior yet is powerful enough for creative and […] The post Lenovo launches Legion Slim 7i appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsOct 24th, 2020Related News

URC profit rose 12% in Jan-Sept

Gokongwei-led Universal Robina Corp. (URC) reported on Friday that its net income increased to P8.1 billion in the first three quarters of 2020 amid the “severe challenges” posed by the coronavirus pandemic to its business. In a disclosure, the listed food and beverage arm of JG Summit Holdings Inc. said the amount was a 12-percent […].....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsOct 24th, 2020Related News

Implement progressive tax law, government told

The government must implement a progressive tax law, spend more on its coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic response and improve the health sector to ensure the recovery of the Philippine economy, according to current and former government officials. During the SharePHIL online summit series on Wednesday, Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto emphasized the importance […].....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsOct 23rd, 2020Related News

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. .....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: TechOct 22nd, 2020Related News

Rediscover Play and Esports at Home at the Biggest Gaming Convention in PH

The much-awaited Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit (ESGS) takes on a whole a new turn—from a completely on-ground event to a virtual one, now fully livestreamed online. PLDT Home, the country’s fastest fixed network, powers the biggest gaming convention in the country that will bring in the best esports and gaming experience virtually on Facebook from October 23 to 25.  The best of Philippine Esports and more! Die-hard Esports fans are in for an epic gaming weekend as six (6) different Esports tournaments take center stage at the ESGS Astra Arena, featuring the most popular competitive titles such as Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Dota 2, Call of Duty: Mobile, PUBG Mobile, VALORANT and Rainbow Six: Siege. Adding to the thrill is the presence of the very best pro-am teams which will battle head to head in a bid to win the competition’s top exciting prizes. The schedule of the competition is as follows: Legion Games Rainbow Six Siege Open Championship – Oct 23, 2020; ASUS Republic of Gamers Call of Duty: Mobile Tournament – Oct 23, 2020; Legion Games Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Open Championship – Oct 24, 2020; ASUS Republic of Gamers Dota 2 Tournament – Oct 24, 2020; Mountain Dew PUBG Mobile Tournament – Oct 25, 2020; PLDT Home Fibr VALORANT Tournament – Oct 25, 2020. In addition, something to look forward to during the event is the showcase of the latest up and coming video games from top developers – Blizzard, Square Enix, Ubisoft, and Devolver Digital. The Taipei Game Show will likewise join in on the fun as they talk about their featured game titles. Other activities that esports fans can take part in include the ESGS Fan Hall for an exclusive fan experience; the ESGS Indie Fest-the home of indie games; and the ESGS launch pad for product launches.  PLDT Home also brings in exclusive fan meet and greet experience with the country’s top esports and gaming idols. Esports personalities Alodia Gosiengfiao and Dexie Diaz will have an exclusive meet and greet with lucky PLDT Home subscribers. PLDT Home also powers the much-awaited exhibition game match of professional esports team TNC Predator with lucky audience members. Philippines’ fastest fixed network As the leading digital services provider in the country, PLDT Home brings the country’s esports to the next level with its strongest internet connection for the home. PLDT Home Fibr remains the preferred internet connection for the multi-player and bandwidth intensive games as it can reach up to 1Gbps and enables equal upload and download speeds for a lag-free gaming experience. Now that more and more esports enthusiasts are starting to try their hand on online gaming and streaming at home, they need a reliable internet connection that can power up their games. Make sure to level up your gaming experience with PLDT Home Fibr Plan 2999 with speeds of up to 100 Mbps which is perfect for seamless Ultra HD streaming and uninterrupted online gaming on multiple devices. For ESGS 2020 updates and schedules, follow PLDT Home on Facebook (www.facebook.com/PLDTHome), Twitter and Instagram (@PLDTHome)......»»

Source: Mb.com.ph Mb.com.phCategory: NewsOct 22nd, 2020Related News

World Vision Calls Out Business Leaders For CSR Summit

Child-focused humanitarian agency World Vision convenes business leaders in the Philippines for a two-day virtual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Summit. Dubbed as “Doing Good is Good Business,” the summit focuses on the values of CSR amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The speakers from the different companies showed how they have chosen to help their internal and […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsOct 22nd, 2020Related News

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. .....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsOct 21st, 2020Related News

GGRAsia Philippines better growth than Russia, says Summit Ascent

GGRAsia Philippines better growth than Russia, says Summit Ascent GGRAsia.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsOct 18th, 2020Related News

Smart champions PH education as sole representative at UN annual ICT summit

For programs aimed at ensuring continuous learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic, education initiatives of PLDT wireless unit, Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) were recognized at the opening of the Mobile Learning Week (MLW) 2020 of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).  .....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: TechOct 17th, 2020Related News

Delos Santos hits summit

Filipino James delos Santos is now the highest ranked karateka in the male seniors division online rankings......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsOct 16th, 2020Related News

North Korea to defy coronavirus with huge parade

Nuclear-armed North Korea is expected to parade its latest and most advanced weapons through the streets of Pyongyang on Saturday, as the coronavirus-barricaded country celebrates the 75th anniversary of leader Kim Jong Un’s ruling party. Saturday is expected to see thousands of goose-stepping soldiers packed into Pyongyang’s Kim Il Sung Square, named for North Korea’s founder, under the gaze of his grandson Kim Jong Un ED JONES AFP/ MANILA BULLETIN South Korea’s unification minister told parliament on Thursday that a “large-scale parade” was anticipated, and satellite imagery on the respected 38North website has also suggested the cavalcade could be huge. The anniversary comes during a difficult year for North Korea as the coronavirus pandemic and recent storms add pressure to the heavily sanctioned country.  Pyongyang closed its borders eight months ago to try to protect itself from the virus — which first emerged in neighbouring China — and has still to confirm a single case of infection. Last month, troops from the North shot dead a South Korean fisheries official who had drifted into its waters, apparently as a precaution against the disease, prompting fury in Seoul and a rare apology from Kim. Nevertheless, Saturday is expected to see thousands of goose-stepping soldiers packed into Pyongyang’s Kim Il Sung Square, named for North Korea’s founder, under the gaze of his grandson, the third member of the family to rule the country. A procession of progressively larger armoured vehicles and tanks is likely to follow, culminating with whatever missiles Pyongyang wants to put on show. The North is widely believed to have continued to develop its arsenal — which it says it needs to protect itself from a US invasion — throughout nuclear negotiations with Washington, deadlocked since the collapse of a summit in Hanoi in February last year. Now analysts expect a new submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) or an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of reaching the US mainland to appear — maybe even one with multiple re-entry vehicle capabilities that could allow it to evade US defence systems. The anniversary of the Workers’ Party means North Korea “has a political and strategic need to do something bigger”, said Sung-yoon Lee, a Korean studies professor at Tufts University in the United States. Showcasing its most advanced weapons “will signal a big step forward in Pyongyang’s credible threat capabilities”, he said. But unlike on many previous occasions, no international media have been allowed in to watch the parade, and with many foreign embassies in Pyongyang closing their doors in the face of coronavirus restrictions, few outside observers will be present. It is not clear whether state broadcaster KCTV will air the event live — some past parades have not appeared on television until the following day. But the South’s government has detected signs that Kim is to give a speech at the parade, Yonhap News Agency reported Friday citing unnamed sources.  – Masks and missiles? –  At the end of December, Kim threatened to demonstrate a “new strategic weapon”, but analysts say Pyongyang will still tread carefully to avoid jeopardising its chances with Washington ahead of next month’s presidential elections. Showing off its strategic weapons in a military parade “would be consistent with what Kim Jong Un promised”, while “not provoking the US as much as a test-launch of a strategic weapon”, said former US government North Korea analyst Rachel Lee. The messaging of the parade “will be heavily domestic — on party accomplishments, unity around the leader, and improving the economy before the Eighth Party Congress”, she added, referring to a meeting of the Workers’ Party due to take place in January. But Harry Kazianis of the Center for the National Interest warned that with thousands of people involved, it could turn into a “deadly superspreader-like event” unless “extreme precautions” were used. The impoverished nation’s crumbling health system would struggle to cope with a major virus outbreak, and he added that such protective measures seemed “pretty unlikely”. “Clearly masks and missiles don’t mix.”.....»»

Source: Mb.com.ph Mb.com.phCategory: NewsOct 9th, 2020Related News

Stocks slip; SM Prime, JG Summit lead losers

Stocks fell slightly Friday on profit taking on uncertainty about the chances of a fresh US stimulus package as talks for a broader agreement appeared to be back on......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: FinanceOct 9th, 2020Related News

3 ex-DPWH execs get 8 years over ASEAN lampposts

Three former officials of the Department of Public Works and Highways office in Central Visayas have been convicted of graft in connection with the anomalous award of a contract for decorative lampposts in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, which were installed during the 12th Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit in 2007......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsOct 2nd, 2020Related News

Lakers, Heat ready; bubble a triumph

Orlando—LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers begin the final challenge in their bid to return to the summit of basketball on Wednesday when they take on the Miami Heat team in game one of the NBA Finals......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsSep 29th, 2020Related News

Lakers, Heat prepare for battle as NBA odyssey reaches climax

LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers begin the final challenge in their bid to return to the summit of basketball on Wednesday when they take on the Miami Heat team in game one of the NBA Finals......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsSep 29th, 2020Related News

Lakers, Heat prepare for battle as NBA odyssey reaches climax

LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers begin the final challenge in their bid to return to the summit of basketball on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time) when they take on the Miami Heat team in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. A full 11 months after the 2019-2020 NBA season first tipped off, a marathon […] The post Lakers, Heat prepare for battle as NBA odyssey reaches climax appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsSep 29th, 2020Related News

Lakers, Heat prepare for battle as NBA odyssey reaches climax

LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers begin the final challenge in their bid to return to the summit of basketball on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time) when they take on the Miami Heat team in game one of the NBA Finals......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsSep 29th, 2020Related News