Acer boosts gaming experience with new monitors, In-Game Live AI translator

During the recent Next@Acer Global Press Conference, Acer unveils new additions to its award-winning gaming monitor portfoilio. The new Predator and Acer Nitro monitors sport a TÜV Rheinland Eyesafe certification—a first of its kind. These monitors are also designed to selectively filter out blue light while still maintaining crisp and vivid colors......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: Tech12 min. ago Related News

Acer welcomes new models to its award-winning gaming monitor portfolio

Acer continues to broaden its roster of award-winning gaming monitors with a new assortment of powerful models suited to a wide range of gamers—from elite professionals requiring top-of-the-line technology to casual players more concerned with enjoying themselves. Designed to selectively filter out blue light while still maintaining crisp and vivid colors, Acer is the first […] The post Acer welcomes new models to its award-winning gaming monitor portfolio appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: News2 hr. 11 min. ago Related News

Coke PH expands Balik Pinas program for repatriated OFWs

Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines, Inc. (CCBPI)—the bottling arm of Coca-Cola in the country—has expanded its Balik Pinas program to national scale to reach more repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and help them start their own business at home. Gareth McGeown, CCBPI President and CEO. “Coca-Cola’s commitment to Filipinos has only grown stronger, in weathering this crisis together,” said Gareth McGeown, CCBPI President and CEO. “We will help and support where we can. Through Balik Pinas, our goal is to help repatriated OFWs who have lost their livelihood abroad to start anew, via owning and operating their own business and be successful here, at home, with their families.” With the help of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), CCBPI aims to reach more OFWs who are interested to start their own business through Balik Pinas. Data from the Department of Foreign Affairs show that as of September 2020, over 190,000 overseas Filipino workers have been repatriated. Balik Pinas gives opportunities to OFWs to be part of the Coca-Cola family as a distributor, wholesaler, or a community reseller. Balik Pinas is a journey that the company and new entrepreneurs take together at every step—from setting up the business, to sustaining it, to ensuring growth. Coca-Cola assists former OFWs in choosing a suitable business model for their area, helps in managing their cash flow and inventory, and sees to it that they are given proper guidance and training until they are fully ready and equipped to operate on their own—all in all, a sustainable and profitable business founded on practical support from a global beverage brand. According to Carlos Rivera, CCBPI Territory Sales Team in Naga City, the Balik Pinas Program started as a small-scale initiative in Naga City to help former OFWs. Just a couple of months after returning home, Carlos Manzano and his family was able to set up their business as Coca-Cola distributor through the Balik Pinas Program, which Carlos said has reshaped his life and outlook forever. IN PHOTO: Carlos and their family’s multi-cab routing unit with the Coca-Cola Naga Sales team. When the program’s pilot rollout started, the Manzanos—brothers Carlos and Jazz, and their father Lito—were among the pioneer members. Carlos and Jazz had both been working for several years in Qatar until the COVID-19 pandemic shook the trajectory of their career and, consequently, the well-being of their families. Together with their father, Lito, who also used to be an overseas worker, they set up a beverage distribution business in their hometown Naga City. Their optimism, as with any new business venture, was tempered with anxiety over how it would all turn out—especially with the considerable challenge of launching during such tenuous times until Rivera offered them membership to the Balik Pinas Program of Coca-Cola. Now, the Manzanos are running a profitable business as Coca-Cola distributors. “Even when I had to leave Qatar suddenly because of the lay-offs, I always envisioned that I would head back to work there when things settle. But with Coca-Cola’s Balik Pinas, I have a livelihood that doesn’t take me away from my family as being an OFW had,” said Carlos.  Lito can still remember his first order of 60 cases of Coke products. Now, the Manzano  family business has grown to an average of 4,000 cases a month, just five months after they started—a feat magnified for it being in the middle of a pandemic and strict quarantine measures. The Manzanos have also since invested in routing units to augment their business’s capabilities—a multicab and a tricycle. Since starting his business in 2019, Billy Belleza (left), is now one of the prominent Coca-Cola distributors in his area and has added another mini truck to serve more routes and deliveries. Billy is one of the pioneers of Coca-Cola’s Balik Pinas program. Another Balik Pinas program pioneer member is Billy Belleza who decided to return to the country after working for 20 years in Brunei. “I am really thankful that Coca-Cola reached out to me to be a part of this. They have never failed to present opportunities for me and my business to grow since I decided to take part in the Balik Pinas Program. My sales actually soared this year,” said Belleza, who is also based in Naga City. According to Rivera, Balik Pinas Program was really designed for returning OFWs like Billy, Carlos, and Jazz and their families to set up and run a viable business at home. “With their success and in light of current events, this program was expanded to operate on a national scale, so the company can lend assistance to repatriated OFWs and their families as they weather through new challenges brought on by the pandemic,” Rivera said. Coca-Cola has consistently sought to create programs to support MSMEs, more so now with the COVID-19 pandemic having disrupted countless lives and livelihoods. With programs like Balik Pinas, Coca-Cola remains firm in their commitment to help local communities, contributing to the restart of the national economy—by way of reaching out to Filipinos.  To know more about the program, you may reach Coca-Cola’s contact center at (02)-8813-COKE (2653). For SMART/PLDT users: toll-free number: 1800-1888-COKE (2653); and for GLOBE users: toll-free number: 1800-8888-COKE (2653). You may also contact 0919-160-COKE (2653) via SMS......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: LifestyleOct 24th, 2020Related News

Fuel Masters draw motivation from sidelined teammate Abueva

Though already in the PBA bubble in Clark City, Abueva has still not been given the green light to get back on the hardcourt even more than a year removed from his initial sentence......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsOct 24th, 2020Related News

No quarantine ‘ayuda’ for now

Delivery of essential goods in Quest Hotel has been suspended, until further notice, in light of the COVID-19 scare that momentarily paralyzed PBA bubble movement......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsOct 23rd, 2020Related News

Philcomsat Holdings Corporation Notice of Annual Stockholders’ Meeting

PHILCOMSAT HOLDINGS CORPORATION 12F Telecom Plaza, 316 Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City, 1200 Philippines Tel. No.: 8815-8406; Fax No.: 8816-2517 TO ALL STOCKHOLDERS: Notice is hereby given that the Annual Stockholders’ Meeting (the “Meeting”) of Philcomsat Holdings Corporation (the “Company”) will be held on November 16, 2020 (Monday) at 10:00 a.m.  In the light […].....»»

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

Caloocan police re-arrest 3 of 13 inmates who escaped from their custody

Three of the 13 inmates who bolted a Caloocan City custodial facility early Thursday morning have already been re-arrested in various manhunt operations conducted following their escape. In a report from Caloocan police chief Col. Dario Menor, Harris Danacao, 28, Aldwin Jhoe Espila, 25, and Mark Oliver Gamutia, 21, are back in police custody. (photo via Joseph Pedrajas/ MANILA BULLETIN) (photo via Joseph Pedrajas/ MANILA BULLETIN) (photo via Joseph Pedrajas/ MANILA BULLETIN) Danacao was apprehended in Barangay 8, Caloocan City at around 8:30 a.m., Espila in Camarin in Caloocan City-North at about 3:30 p.m. and Gamutia in Barangay Tonsuya, Malabon at 3:40 p.m. Danacao’s whereabouts was disclosed by his mother to police while Gamutia was captured after police received a tip via text message from a concerned citizen. The nine others still the subject of hot pursuit are: Martin Mama, 46; Gerrymar Petilla, 21; Hudson Jeng, 42; Reymark Delos Reyes, 27; Norbert Alvarez, 35; Jovel Toledo Jr., 27; Arnel Buccat, 19; Raymond Balasa, 35; Reynaldo Bantiling, 35; and Justine Tejeros, 22. According to Menor, the 13 made their breakaway from the Custodial Facility Extension Unit near City Hall at around 1:50 a.m. “during intermittent downpour of rain.”  The police chief added that the detainees drilled a hole inside their cell using stones and concrete nails. In a police report, two of the 18 remaining detainees who opted to stay claimed that it “was Arnel Buccat and Raymond Balasa who serve as the ‘mayors’ and ‘vice- mayores’ of the detention facility who planned the escape.” Police said they found out that the temporary suspension of visitation rights and the scheduled transfer to Caloocan City Jail were the reasons behind the escape. Two police officers manning the detainees will face criminal charges, particularly evasion through negligence, and administrative charges in light of the incident, Menor said......»»

Source: NewsOct 22nd, 2020Related News

Alibaba fintech arm gets nod for record IPO listing in Hong Kong

The financial arm of Chinese e-commerce titan Alibaba received Monday a green light from Chinese regulators to list in Hong Kong, according to data published online, another step towards the biggest IPO in history......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: TechOct 20th, 2020Related News

OPINION | Launching points of light in these harrowing times | by Freddie Rabelas Obligacion, Ph.D.

OPINION | Launching points of light in these harrowing times | by Freddie Rabelas Obligacion, Ph.D......»»

Source: Bicolstandard BicolstandardCategory: NewsOct 18th, 2020Related News

Four-Wheeled Life on the Street

Strict advisories by the government authorities were implemented, mandating its citizens to stay safe in their own homes. But what about those with no roof over their heads, how can they protect themselves from the virus? Street dwellers around the world is one of the most vulnerable group in light of the global pandemic. Tatay […] The post Four-Wheeled Life on the Street appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsOct 18th, 2020Related News

Cloudy with scattered light rains today

Cloudy skies and scattered  light rains will prevail today  in most part of the Philippines, with the western section of southern Luzon to be affected by the southwest monsoon. Weather bureau PAGASA said the Mimaropa and Zamboanga Peninsula regions will experience cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms brought by the southwest monsoon. Cloudy […] The post Cloudy with scattered light rains today appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsOct 17th, 2020Related News

Superliga beach ‘bubble’ tourney gets green light

The PSL has tentatively set November 27-29 for the said bubble beach volleyball cup in Subic Bay Metropolitan Development Authority that served as one of the main Southeast Asian Games venues last year......»»

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

Puyat to ‘staycation’ hotels: Follow guidelines

Hotels given the green light to operate for “staycation” purposes were reminded yesterday to follow the guidelines set by the Department of Tourism to ensure a memorable and safe accommodation of guests during the pandemic......»»

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

Esports, triathlon get OK for 2021 SEA Games

        Four sports disciplines, including an event where the country is traditionally strong, have been added in the calendar of events for the 31st Southeast Asian (SEA) Games. Getting the green light from the SEAG Federation Executive Committee are triathlon, esports, jiu jitsu and bowling. It can be recalled that PH bets […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsOct 15th, 2020Related News

Blackpink lights up the sky

Filipino Blinks are in for a treat as Netflix brings them Blackpink: Light Up the Sky, a  documentary that serves up the never-before-seen moments the group’s global fandom has been craving for years......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: MoviesOct 15th, 2020Related News

Picson: ABAP gave Marcial all support possible

The Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines is shocked and perplexed at published statements attributed to boxer Eumir Felix Marcial putting ABAP in a bad light following his trip to the USA for a professional fight......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsOct 14th, 2020Related News

DOTr to require UV lights, plastic barriers in PUVs

"This is effective immediately to increase the current capacity of our public utility vehicles," she said. "There's also an option to allow passengers to sit next to each other as long as there's a plastic barrier next to them or they use a UV light for disinfection.".....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsOct 14th, 2020Related News

52 tourism-related establishments in Cebu given green light to resume operations

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Some 52 tourism-related establishments in Cebu province have been allowed to operate while the province is under the modified general community quarantine (MGCQ). The Provincial Tourism Office has released the list of the establishments in the province that already have the green light to resume operations as of October 8, 2020. […] The post 52 tourism-related establishments in Cebu given green light to resume operations appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsOct 13th, 2020Related News

The story behind the making of Blackpink: Light Up The Sky

Caroline Suh, the director of Netflix’s first K-pop documentary film Blackpink: Light Up The Sky, had unprecedented access to the highest-charting female K-pop group of all time......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: MoviesOct 13th, 2020Related News

Exclusive zone eyed for Tokyo bets

With plans now carefully laid out, the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) inches closer to having some Olympic-bound athletes and hopefuls return to training under a bubble concept amid the pandemic. Chief of mission Mariano “Nonong” Araneta bared to Daily Tribune that they are just awaiting the budget approval from the Congress and green light from […] The post Exclusive zone eyed for Tokyo bets appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsOct 11th, 2020Related News