Advertisements


Coco, Vice imposible pang lumipat sa TV5, money maker pa rin ng ABS-CBN

MALIWANAG na fake news ang lumabas na kuwento tungkol sa negosasyon umano sa pagitan ng TV5 at ng kampo nina Vice Ganda at Coco Martin. Matatandaang sinulat ng dating broadcaster na si Jay Sonza sa kanyang social media ang balitang tinanggihan si Vice ng TV5 dahil sa asking price nitong P3 million talent fee  kada […] The post Coco, Vice imposible pang lumipat sa TV5, money maker pa rin ng ABS-CBN appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsAug 7th, 2020Related News

Is Bitcoin mining worth or not?

Although everyone can mine at home, it is unlikely that they will be able to return the money invested. To verify this, it is enough to compare the hash rate of your farm with the energy consumed and with the current bitcoin price in the world market. When it comes to the ultimate price of […] The post Is Bitcoin mining worth or not? appeared first on Kagay An......»»

Source: Kagay_an Kagay_anCategory: NewsAug 7th, 2020Related News

Steep price

Many massage spas have shut down, and it looks like it’s for good – the shop spaces are now for rent or lease......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsAug 5th, 2020Related News

Meralco rate seen flat in August billing

The customers of Manila Electric Company (Meralco) can rest easy in this month’s billing cycle as the utility firm is anticipating that its all-inclusive pass-on rate will be flattish or there could even be a slight reduction depending on the final billing of its power suppliers. “The overall rate movement looks to be flattish due to improved power situation for the July supply month,” Meralco Spokesman Joe Zaldarriaga has noted. The other factors that could potentially pull down electricity tariffs this month would be the strengthening value of the Philippine peso versus the US dollar; as well as the quarterly repricing of Malampaya natural gas prices. Meralco procures significant portfolio of its supply from power plants fueled by gas from the Malampaya field – hence, the quarterly reckoning of the gas price could have a softening impact on its pass-on cost to the consumers. Zaldarriaga qualified “there is a possibility for a minimal decrease in overall power rates and generation charge because of these factors.” On the supply situation, the Meralco executive noted “there were no yellow alerts in July; and power supply was more stable compared to June – with lower demand in the grid as well.” He indicated that the steady state of power supply in Luzon last month “may contribute to lower WESM (Wholesale Electricity Spot Market) prices and a decrease in generation charge.” And if the impact of the quarterly repricing of the Malampaya gas will be factored in, plus the reinforced value of the local currency, such elements could contribute to the overall lowering of the generation charge for the August billing. The generation charge accounts for roughly 55 to 60-percent of the overall pass-on cost in the electric bills, hence, a downtrend in that cost component could be substantially felt by consumers. Meralco’s electricity rates had been on declining drift in the past months –and this was precipitated by lower generation charge due to slowdown in demand; in addition to the company’s efforts on invoking force majeure claims with its supplier-companies; that in turn had resulted in lower rates for its customers.This year’s plague of the coronavirus pandemic had shifted consumption upswing on to residential end-users; hence, the rate reductions in the past months had been a valuable help in managing power budgets......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 3rd, 2020Related News

Do you want to become a part owner of Ayala North Exchange?

  BY ATTY. IGNACIO R. BUNYE   *   DO you know that for as low as the price of a second-hand cellphone, you can now own a piece of three “Class A” buildings in the Makati business district? I am not kidding. And these buildings are Ayala North Exchange where Bank of the Philippine […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsAug 3rd, 2020Related News

Mixed oil price movements seen next week

Oil firms are expected to implement minimal price cuts on fuel products this week......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsAug 1st, 2020Related News

Now showing: Cinema Drive-In

As people adopt new habits apt for the changing times, businesses are also compelled to innovate and deliver new ways for everyone to experience the activities they have always enjoyed. One of these is recapturing the essence and joy of watching a film inside the halls of a cinema. While movie theaters still have yet to open, SM Cinema gives its patrons the perfect opportunity to see upcoming films through its newest out-of-home entertainment experience, the “SM Cinema Drive-in: Movies at Sundown”. A throwback to the good old days of drive-in theaters, SM Cinema relives this experience for a new generation to enjoy, bringing them a fresh avenue for a #SafeAndFunMovieWatching crusade from the comfort of their cars. Opening at SM City Pampanga Amphitheater, SM Cinema’s “Movies at Sundown” allows guests to watch movies on the big screen while observing social distancing rules set by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF). Starting today, Friday, July 31, 2020, it will open to the general public featuring the movies’ “Train to Busan 2: Peninsula” and “My Spy. The “SM Cinema Drive-in: Movies at Sundown” experience A first in the Philippines, SM Cinema’s drive-in theater takes Filipino viewers to a new horizon of movie-watching. Guests will be assigned their own parking spots to be guided by traffic marshalls. Once settled, spectators can see the film of their choice on a 20m x 8m screen raised 3-feet above the ground, and will be asked to tune in to a specific frequency on their car’s FM radio to broadcast the audio straight into their vehicles. Guests can also choose the 6:30PM or 8:50PM schedules from July 31 to August 2. In the succeeding weeks, schedules will be every Thursday to Sundays at 6:45PM. And what’s a drive-in cinema without movie snacks? For a ticket price of only P400 per person, this gives viewers the chance to relish in a new cinematic experience paired with a free Regular Popcorn, Bottled Water, and Beef Franks from SnackTime. A #SafeAndFunMovieWatching for Filipinos Optimizing the best view for all guests, two (2) persons can be inside the car and a maximum of four (4) guests will be allowed. Attendees must also be between the ages 21 and 59, pursuant to the safety guidelines set by the IATF. For added safety, viewers will also be asked to stay inside their vehicles with their masks on and practice social distancing all throughout the duration of the movie. Tickets for SM Cinema’s “Movies at Sundown” must be purchased online in advance at www.smtickets.com to ensure an uninterrupted viewing experience. No tickets will be sold at the venue, and viewers are advised to arrive at least 30 minutes before their scheduled screening. “At SM Cinema, we have always explored new dimensions in film screenings to give our viewers the best movie-watching experience they deserve. Now that new norms have come to us, we do our best to meet our audience where they’re at, all while presenting a safe and innovative movie entertainment setup that’s a first in the country,” said Ruby Ann Reyes, SM Cinema’s Vice President for Marketing. As a household name in film screening, SM Cinema brings back to its audience the joy of seeing movies on screen as they introduce a new way for people to catch their blockbuster favorites. Now available at SM City Pampanga—and soon in five other branches nationwide— catch the next big titles at the “SM Cinema Drive-in: Movies at Sundown” starting today, Friday, July 31, 2020 at SM City Pampanga. Purchase your tickets online via www.smtickets.com. .....»»

Source: Mb.com.ph Mb.com.phCategory: NewsAug 1st, 2020Related News

After 30 years, a farmer now owns three gardens and provides jobs amid crisis, part 2

In part 1, Mary Ann Cogollo, a farmer from Iloilo, shares about how her 30-year gardening story began and evolved. Here, she talks about the hurdles she had to face that molded her for who she is today.   Trials behind the triumphs At the back of her success is an unsteady, challenging voyage that she had to endure. “It’s 30 years in the making and looking back to what I’ve been through and endured, my heart is full,” said Cogollo. Growing up, Camille, her eldest daughter, saw how she fell and risen many times, she says, “I witnessed how she carried the pails from our wells to water her plants, pull the weeds every day, carried potted plants to hide them because of the heavy storms, how she failed and endured everything, how she learned from her experiences, and how she managed to be a farmer, a gardener, and a mother to us.” A throwback photo of Cogollo taken in 1994 with her 5-year old daughter. Before the birth of the gardens, Cogollo had been gardening alone for 10 years. She did the propagation, watering, and application of fertilizers. It was a challenge for this gardener to find suppliers and to travel the plants from the city to their place, but the hardest to deal with is the weather. “Typhoons and extreme summer are two of the most difficult situations to handle as well as dealing with plant diseases and pests. I failed a lot, some of my plants weren’t a success, but I learned from them,” Cogollo added. Blooming profits The price for the plants in the flower farm ranges from P25 to P10,000 and up. On normal days, they get to sell hundreds of plants every month that differ based on the demand. Most of it is purchased by co-gardeners too. Cogollo said that this season has the highest sales so far to the point that they travel some plants to the other garden to fill the demand. When they opened last month, they were able to dispose of 3000 to 5000 pots, which allowed them to generate a minimum of 50k per day from all the gardens. A mother, farmer, and businesswoman As a mother of two, she lets her children participate in farmwork and immerse themselves in nature at a young age. As per Camille, Cogollo taught her how to plant when she was four and let her have her mini garden at home. Their youngest also helps in raising livestock since he was in grade six. “They let us oversee the farm the same way that my lolo did before. She’s taught me how to plant and to marcot, how to fertilize and water correctly, and educated me what plants can grow from cuttings and what plants need to be in full sun or in shade,” Camille added. Despite the crisis, Cogollo added that God still made a way to provide for her family and their farm workers. She finds herself staring at the sky and thanking God for not leaving her family and the families working for them after two months of farm closure. When many people began growing plants to improve lifestyle amid the crisis, her children told her, “Nay your dream is coming true, farming and gardening are taking its shape, gakatabo na nay (it’s finally happening).” Cogollo only hopes for the public to continue appreciating nature and to start growing plants.   Farming has been her life ever since. The life she chose is the same life lived by her parents and grandparents and according to her, to be able to help others while pursuing your passion is a blessing.  Current situation As the government implemented enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) to halt the spread of COVID-19, they had to close their gardens for two months. Since they only allow walk-ins and do not offer delivery services, they had no income from the garden. For Cogollo, those two months were the hardest; there were no landscaping projects but they had to give salaries to the employees every weekend. They thought of stopping their daily farm operations, but their musings brought them back to their primary goal, which is to provide the workers’ livelihood. They hired five more people who lost their jobs during those two months and didn’t stop propagating and maintaining the gardens. All smiles on her farm – As per Cogollo, the crisis allowed them to pause and see what they can do better. Living on a farm is an advantage because it’s COVID-free and their staff live nearby so they carry on with their daily work in the gardens and farm. Fortunately, after two months, a sudden increase in demand for plants began. The crisis has become as she calls it, “a ‘plantdemic’ for Ilonggos.” Their gardens re-opened for visitors when Iloilo was placed under GCQ (general community quarantine). From then on, the farm was amplified by different networks through social media and word of mouth. Despite their location, they were shocked that people kept visiting or asking about their gardens’ location. At some point, they were afraid due to the increasing numbers of visitors and of the risks it can entail that might harm their whole community. However, it was all worth it because according to Cogollo, “We know our dream is coming true. Farming/Gardening is taking shape.” They were also supposed to put up a garden café and park last May but due to these circumstances, things didn’t go as planned. In the future, they see the garden as a haven where people can stroll and appreciate and realize the beauty of nature. Photos from Dafalongs Flower Farm. For more information, visit the Dafalongs Flower Farms......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 30th, 2020Related News

P27 each set for AREIT IPO

The country’s first real estate investment trust, the Ayala group’s AREIT Inc., will go on offer next week at P27 per share which was lower than the maximum indicative price of P30. At the set price, AREIT expects to generate P12.336 billion. The float will provide a new asset class to the public, allowing investors […] The post P27 each set for AREIT IPO appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsJul 23rd, 2020Related News

THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN

SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle A/Year II (July 26, 2020) 1 Kgs 3:5, 7-12/Rom 8:28-30/Mt 13:44-46 Fil-Mission Sunday In the gospel for this Sunday, the Kingdom of Heaven is compared to the treasure in the field and the pearl of great price. The parables tell us that somebody has discovered such treasure or […].....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 21st, 2020Related News

PBA: Blackwater making 'slow growth' before pandemic, news of sale

Blackwater is all over the news these days for all the wrong reasons. Aside from the fines and potential other penalties the team faces, the bigger issue is the sale of the franchise. Team owner Dioceldo Sy has put the Blackwater Elite for sale with an asking price of P150 million, that's out there already. [Related: PBA: Blackwater franchise for sale at P150 million] However, unless a buyer quickly picks the team up, the Elite will play in the PBA, perhaps as early as in a couple of months as the league attempts to finish the 2020 Philippine Cup amid the COVID-19 pandemic. So what's up with Blackwater's actual team? "We always believe in the saying na 'slow progress is still progress.' Okay lang samin as long as we improve, yun ang mindset before the pandemic," head coach Nash Racela said about the team on Coaches Unfiltered. "We were happy with how we were developing as a team. If you've watched us during our first tuneup game, tambak kami medyo nakakahiya. But towards the end of February mas gumaganda na takbo namin. As long as we focus on those things, on slow growth, okay kami," he added. Coach Nash is taking over the Elite this year, after coach Aris Dimaunahan handled to team for most of 2019 on an interim basis. Blackwater now features a core of former FEU players like Mac Belo, Mike Tolomia, and Carl Bryan Cruz. The transition should be easier for the team since all of them played for Racela in the UAAP. "In terms of system naman, I've been consistent ever since," coach Nash said. "I think with Blackwater, I'm fortunate to have a group of young players who could really run and put pressure on the defense. Yun yung gusto namin na maging consistent," he added. Aside from a number of former Tamaraws, the Elite also have the oldest rookie in the league in 6'9" Maurice Shaw, the no. 2 pick of the 2019 regular Draft. Blackwater has a role for its new big man, but all of the Elites hopes don't necessarily fall upon him. "With Maurice Shaw, initially nagse-set kami ng not-so-high goals for him, we want him to be the anchor of the defense," Racela said. "Based din sa games namin nagagawa naman niya. Slowly, he's been adjusting to the style of the PBA. In terms of scoring, as long as nandoon siya sa spot niya. We're very positive with Maurice Shaw," he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 21st, 2020Related News

Small fuel price cuts set this week

Minimal price cuts on gasoline products are seen this week with Unioil Philippines warning motorists to expect mixed adjustments......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJul 20th, 2020Related News

Gasoline price cut seen at P0.20

Consumers may expect lower gasoline prices this week but no movement in diesel prices, a distributor said Sunday......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsJul 19th, 2020Related News

realme reveals new 125W UltraDART Flash Charging technology

realme has officially launched its 125W UltraDART Flash Charging Technology, making it one of the first smartphone brands in the world to introduce ultra-fast charging capability. The launch of the 125W UltraDART Flash Charging Technology is set to match the power required by 5G-capable smartphones......»»

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

PBA: Blackwater gets P100,000 fine for protocol breach

Blackwater is taking a huge penalty for its supposed violation of PBA protocols for return to practice amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. PBA Press Corps President Gerry Ramos of Spin,ph reported Thursday that the PBA Commissioner's Office has issued a P100,000 fine on the Elite. The team made news this week after team owner Dioceldo Sy bared on an online interview with One Sports that the Elite have started working out. However, the said workouts were before the PBA officially gave its go-signal to have teams practice, putting the team at odds with the league and the Games and Amusements Board. Wednesday night, Philippine Star sports editor Nelson Beltran broke a story that Sy has plans to sell Blackwater's PBA franchise. [Related: PBA: Blackwater franchise for sale at P150 million] The asking price is P150 million. Aside from the monetary fine, the PBA will order the Elite to undergo swab testing for COVID-19. The team will also observe a seven-day quarantine.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 16th, 2020Related News

Wholesale Resources: Best Wholesale Websites

You must be well-aware of the term “wholesale” – buying goods at bulk from the producer at less price and then resell the goods in less quantity and higher prices to the consumer. Millions of people worldwide earned in trillions from this nature of the business since it has high profits and an ever-green future. […] The post Wholesale Resources: Best Wholesale Websites appeared first on Kagay An......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: LifestyleJul 15th, 2020Related News

Oil firms profiteer from returning jeepneys, motorists as pandemic rages on

Oil firms-imposed price adjustments are higher than what should be – by P 2.41 per liter for diesel and P4.76 per liter for gasoline, based on a DOE-recognized formula. The Big Three, a Duterte backer and other oil firms, rake in tens of millions of pesos daily from profiteering. The post Oil firms profiteer from returning jeepneys, motorists as pandemic rages on appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Source: Bulatlat BulatlatCategory: NewsJul 13th, 2020Related News

New drug spurs oil price hike

Oil prices will likely go up this week, and by as much as P0.70 per liter, amid the optimism on a new treatment for the coronavirus disease, a supplier said Sunday......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: LifestyleJul 12th, 2020Related News

Oil price hike seen this week

After the price rollback last week, oil companies are raising pump prices anew......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJul 11th, 2020Related News

OPPO offers special Back-To-School Promo for e-Learners

Global smart device company OPPO announces the special back-to-school sale with #eSchoolwithOPPO. OPPO is offering special price drop of A5s, A5s Smart, A9 2020, Reno2, and Reno2 F starting this July 2020. The price drop offerings will be available in OPPO concept and online stores, dealer partners, and e-commerce partners Shopee and Lazada. .....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: TechJul 6th, 2020Related News