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Army to contractors: Build rapport with communities

COMMUNITY AS FORCE MULTIPLIERS. 47IB Commander Lt. Col. Eufracio Malig Jr. asks contractors to establish rapport among people in communities where they have projects as intelligence force multipliers.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilanews manilanewsJun 14th, 2018

US to create shelters in military bases for 20,000 migrant children

Washington --- The Pentagon will make space available on military bases for as many as 20,000 unaccompanied migrant children detained after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, says a spokesman. The request for temporary shelter --- amid a growing political battle over detained migrants --- was made by the Department of Health and Human Services and accepted by the Defense Department, said the spokesman, Army Lt. Col. Jamie Davis. A Pentagon memo to members of Congress, obtained by The Associated Press, said it has been asked to have the facilities available as early as July, through the end of the year. It said HHS personnel or contractors for HHS "will provide all care for ...Keep on reading: US to create shelters in military bases for 20,000 migrant children.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2018

From Malaysia to Myanmar, social ventures build homes and safe spaces

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — From building homes for indigenous people in Malaysia to opening up public spaces for women in Myanmar, a growing number of businesses with a social purpose are improving the lives of vulnerable communities in these rapidly expanding countries. With the help of residents and volunteers, Epic Homes builds houses for […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2018

NEW VENTURE | Meralco to build microgrids outside franchise area

MANILA ELECTRIC Co. (Meralco) plans to build microgrids outside its franchise area to serve communities that remain without access to electricity, its president said. The post NEW VENTURE | Meralco to build microgrids outside franchise area appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 31st, 2018

Meralco to build microgrids outside franchise area

MANILA ELECTRIC Co. (Meralco) plans to build microgrids outside its franchise area to serve communities that remain without access to electricity, its president said. The post Meralco to build microgrids outside franchise area appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 30th, 2018

‘Jobs Jobs Jobs’ portal launched

The Duterte government’s “Build Build Build” is expected to create thousands of well-paying jobs that could prompt overseas Filipino workers to return home, a Cabinet official said on Tuesday. The Department of Public Works and Highways launched its “Jobs Jobs Jobs” employment portal, which initially cites a little over 11,000 positions sought by 10 contractors [...] The post ‘Jobs Jobs Jobs’ portal launched appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsMay 29th, 2018

Summit seeks to build up one million savers by 2020

Makabenta said CoMSCA has been very effective in reaching the most vulnerable groups and has contributed towards encouraging financial independence of the marginalized sectors in communities to save and avail of credits for their businesses. Summit seeks to build up one million savers by 2020 TAGBILARAN CITY – Some 1,500 participants composed of local, national… link: Summit seeks to build up one million savers by 2020.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMay 28th, 2018

Project Bangon Marawi, Year 1: Firms of clans among winners of Marawi road, housing deals

By Karol Ilagan and Malou Mangahas Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism CONTRACTORS tied to political clans have been awarded a combined total of P306 million in contracts to build transitional shelter units and roads for residents of Marawi City and nearby villages of Lanao del Sur, where homes and villages last year were destroyed in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsMay 24th, 2018

AI-powered tool helps PHL companies build customer communities

By Janina C. Lim, Reporter Telco firms said a marketing platform powered by artificial intelligence helped improve their business decisions, in turn, boosting their revenues and performance in bringing customer satisfaction — all, while cutting down on cost. Vision Critical, a company based in Vancouver, has developed a cloud-based platform that helps companies obtain real-time feedback and […] The post AI-powered tool helps PHL companies build customer communities appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 9th, 2018

AIM, BGC launc​h ​​fellowship ​progra​m for ​​innovators

This is a press release from the Asian Institute of Management. Through the partnership, the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) and Bonifacio Global City (BGC) will build an ecosystem of innovators, which will serve as a platform that will enable companies, entrepreneurs, and communities alike to respond in a quick and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 8th, 2018

Beijing ‘installs missiles’ on South China Sea islands

via AFP – Beijing Thursday, May 3, reasserted its right to build “defense” facilities in the disputed South China Sea, but declined to confirm reports it had installed new missiles on artificial islands it has built in the region. The Chinese army installed anti-ship and air-to-air defenses on outposts also Read more ».....»»

Category: newsSource:  thepinoyRelated NewsMay 5th, 2018

Beijing installs missiles on South China Sea islands

BEIJING, China – Beijing Thursday, May 3,  reasserted its right to build "defense" facilities in the disputed South China Sea, but declined to confirm reports it had installed new missiles on artificial islands it has built in the region. The Chinese army installed anti-ship and air-to-air defenses on outposts also ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 4th, 2018

Army says 2 hinterland towns in North Cotabato ‘problematic’ but..

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 14 April) – Two hinterland towns in North Cotabato are considered by the Philippine Army as “problematic” or “very challenging” in terms of terrain and support that communist guerillas get from the communities, a military spokesperson said. 1st Lieutenant Prolen Bonacua, spokesperson of the Army’s 19th Infantry Battalion, identified these “problematic areas” as Arakan […] The post Army says 2 hinterland towns in North Cotabato ‘problematic’ but.. appeared first on MindaNews......»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsApr 15th, 2018

MPCALA taps Leighton for Cavite segment of CALAX

caMPCALA HOLDINGS, Inc. has tapped Leighton Asia to build the Cavite segment of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX). MPCALA Holdings President Luigi L. Bautista said in a text message the company signed the contract with Leighton Asia, which is part of CIMIC Group’s construction company CPB Contractors, on March 22. “MPCALA Holdings signed the construction contract […] The post MPCALA taps Leighton for Cavite segment of CALAX appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 9th, 2018

Washington allows US defense contractors to help Taiwan build up submarine fleet

TAIPEI — Washington has agreed to allow US defense contractors help Taiwan construct its own submarines, Taipei said, welcoming the breakthrough in long-standing ambitions to build up its fleet to counter the threat from China. Taiwan last year launched a plan to manufacture its own submarines amid deteriorating relations with China after its hopes of […] The post Washington allows US defense contractors to help Taiwan build up submarine fleet appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 8th, 2018

U.S. approves license for Taiwan submarine plan

TAIPEI, Taiwan – Washington has agreed to allow US defense contractors help Taiwan construct its own submarines, Taipei said, welcoming the breakthrough in long-standing ambitions to build up its fleet to counter the threat from China . Taiwan last year launched a plan to manufacture its own submarines ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 8th, 2018

Suspected NPAs burn heavy equipment in Davao

DAVAO CITY -- Suspected communist rebels torched heavy equipment in a hinterland village here, the police said on Sunday. Armed men swooped down on at least two communities in Callawa village in Buhangin district and burned four dump trucks and a back hoe past 11 p.m. Saturday, said Senior Insp. Ma. Teresita Gaspan, spokesperson of the Davao City Police Office (DCPO). Quoting village officials, Gaspan said two groups of armed men believed to be members of the New People's Army descended upon Purok (Community) 4, Sitio (Sub-village) Suadan; and Purok 14, Sitio Quarry, all in Callawa, and set fire to heavy equipment owned by Leonard Trucking Services (LTS). On Sunday, at about...Keep on reading: Suspected NPAs burn heavy equipment in Davao.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 1st, 2018

OPPO Empowers the Youth Through Unilab Foundation’s Ideas Positive

International smartphone brand OPPO believes in the power of the youth. With this in mind, the brand conducted its first CSR activity for 2018. OPPO Philippines teamed up with Ideas Positive, the country’s premier youth engagement program for healthier communities. Ideas Positive is a program of Unilab Foundation whose mission is to build a healthier […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMar 19th, 2018

PH lawyers’ group to test case at SC vs China

BAGUIO CITY --- The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) is studying whether it could file a writ of kalikasan in the Supreme Court (SC) against firms contracted by China to build artificial islands in the West Philippine Sea, according to its president. Lawyer Abdiel Dan Elijah Fajardo, who attended the IBP north Luzon legal aid meeting and international humanitarian law seminar here, said the China buildup would have required its contractors to dredge corals to build the platforms that support the islands. The massive land reclamation project of China in West Philippine Sea damaged nine coral reefs which would require thousand of years to recover, he said, citing informati...Keep on reading: PH lawyers’ group to test case at SC vs China.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2018

Like OFWs, rebel moms leave kids to build better future – Southern Tagalog NPA

Communist rebels in the Southern Tagalog said mothers in the New People’s Army leave their children behind for the same reasons overseas Filipino workers do -- to build a better future for their offspring......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2018

Kings aim to bring NBA All-Star game to Sacramento

By Josh Dubow, Associated Press The Sacramento Kings are looking to bring the NBA All-Star game to California’s capital city for the first time ever. Kings owner Vivek Ranadive, Mayor Darrell Steinberg and local tourism officials are set to detail plans for the bid for the game in either 2022 or ’23 later Thursday (Friday, PHL time) and officially submit an application to the league on Friday (Saturday, PHL time). Getting the All-Star game would cap a remarkable comeback for Sacramento, which nearly lost its franchise to Seattle in 2013 before Ranadive bought the team and put together a deal to build a state-of-the-art downtown arena. “I think it would be a recognition of the fact that the city went all-in on the Kings,” Ranadive said. “It would be the ultimate recognition that the city pulled it off. There’s a love affair between the Kings and the city and the NBA. It would be an exclamation point on that love affair.” Winning the bid won’t be easy. The Golden State Warriors are seeking the game for their new arena in downtown San Francisco that is set to open for the 2019-20 season. Milwaukee is also bidding to play the game in its new arena set to open next season and other cities also will get involved. Commissioner Adam Silver said at the All-Star game last weekend in Los Angeles that he generally supports a bid from Sacramento with one major caveat. “Sacramento and the surrounding communities provide a tremendous opportunity for an All-Star. Wine country, great golf, great scenery, all kinds of wonderful things that I think people would love to visit around an All-Star. But at the end of the day, we have to have a sufficient number of hotel rooms,” he said. Ranadive said new projects will ensure that there will be enough hotel rooms to meet the NBA’s requirement of about 6,000 rooms in the area. But the bid will offer even more options with up to 1,000 rooms through a partnership with Airbnb, as well as two or three 300-room small luxury cruise ships in the Port of Sacramento. Silver said he would be open to that possibility, pointing out that USA Basketball players and guests have used cruise ships in the past for accommodations at the Olympics, including the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro. “Not only will we meet the requirement but we’ll also give them a choice,” Ranadive said. “Do they want to be on a beautiful river? Do they want to be in a beautiful home? Or do they want to be in a hotel room? All of that will be accessible in less than 30 minutes.” The events surrounding the game will be anchored by the Golden 1 Center, with an indoor-outdoor Global Pavilion near the capitol to host concerts and food events that show off the region. The bid promises to be able to transport fans from transportation hubs to accommodations and venues in 30 minutes or less by the use of self-driving vehicles and dedicated traffic lanes. It also will show off arena that Ranadive believes raised the bar on technology and environmentalism for sports venues. There are “smart turnstiles” that allow fans to enter at more than triple the usual speed and the NBA’s first 4K ultra HD video board that stretches 84 feet long. The arena is the first professional sports venue powered completely by solar energy, saves about 1 million gallons of water a year compared to a typical venue of its size, was built with recycled material from the mall that stood at the site before construction began and gets 90 percent of its food and beverages from within 150 miles. “I think when we built the arena we had a goal that it would be the best arena that had ever been built,” Ranadive said. “It would be an iconic structure to look at. It would give the fans an experience like no other. To be able to share that with the entire basketball loving world is obviously a huge privilege and would be a treat for us to do that.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2018