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LOOK: Gundam Build Divers anime features Villa Escudero resort

Image: Gundam Build Divers official website Popular anime 'Gundam Build Divers' featured a familiar Philippine resort in its most recent episode. Episode 15 of the Gundam plastic model-ce.....»»

Category: newsSource: philippinetimes philippinetimesJul 12th, 2018

2 bedroom Condominium For Sale in Manggahan for 4,685,000 – Web reference 113113007 – Property for sale Philippines : Property24

Mirea Residences by DMCI Homes A ready for occupancy midrise project near Eastwood City DMCI Homes is the best choice for a permanent home or an investment! Why Choose DMCI Homes -Safety and Security -Trusted home developer -Strategic Location -Investment Opportunities -Building Features (LUMIVENTT TECHNOLOGY) -Perpetual Ownership -Affordable Prices -Resort Like Amenities -Big Unit Cuts… link: 2 bedroom Condominium For Sale in Manggahan for 4,685,000 – Web reference 113113007 – Property for sale Philippines : Property24.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 12th, 2018

Family gives back, to build snowy resort

DO YOU want to build a snowman? If you live in tropical Cebu, the closest place you can go to is Japan. But if you’re on a tight budget, snow is readily available for you at Star City in Pasay, which is approximately 828 kilometers from Cebu. But if you’re on a tighter budget, grab… link: Family gives back, to build snowy resort.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 10th, 2018

Check Out: Okada Manila Hotel Resort and Casino Parking Entertainment City – Manila Video

Check Out: Okada Manila Hotel Resort and Casino Parking Entertainment City. Okada Manila was carved on 44 hectares of picturesque oceanfront and is one of the largest ultra-luxury integrated hotel resorts in Asia and the largest in the Philippines and cost a hefty $2.4 Billion to build. It is owned by Japanese Billionaire Kazuo Okada… link: Check Out: Okada Manila Hotel Resort and Casino Parking Entertainment City – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 4th, 2018

PH casino plan hits new snag

The fate of the controversial casino resort that Hong Kong-listed Landing International Development Ltd. wants to build at the Entertainment City complex in Paraaque fell into greater uncertainty after its owner was arrested on bribery charges.   Gaming industry sources told the Inquirer that Landing chair Yang Zhihui was arrested by authorities in Cambodia and promptly deported to China on Thursday to face the charges against him.   "There are allegations of bribery against him, as well as supposedly running an investment scam," said another source familiar with the local gaming industry. The same source also sent the Inquirer a picture of the handcuffed 46-year-ol...Keep on reading: PH casino plan hits new snag.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 24th, 2018

Landing boss nabbed in Cambodia as controversy swirls over Nayong Pilipino casino

  The fate of the controversial casino resort that Hong Kong-listed Landing International Development Ltd. wants to build at the Entertainment City complex in Paraaque fell into greater uncertainty after its owner was arrested on bribery charges. Gaming industry sources told the Inquirer that authorities arrested Landing chair Yang Zhihui in Cambodia and promptly deported him to Chinaon Thursdayto face the charges against him. "There are allegations of bribery against him, as well as supposedly running an investment scam," said another source familiar with the local gaming industry. The same source also sent the Inquirer a picture of the handcuffed 46-year-old busine...Keep on reading: Landing boss nabbed in Cambodia as controversy swirls over Nayong Pilipino casino.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 24th, 2018

Koreas extend conciliatory steps to Asian Games

By Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — With the Koreas, there's no separating their sports from their politics. The war-separated rivals will take their reconciliation steps to the Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia, where they will jointly march in the opening ceremony and field combined teams in basketball, rowing and canoeing. "Sports have played the role of peacemaker between the Koreas," said Kim Seong-jo, vice chairman of South Korea's Olympic committee and the country's chef de mission at the Asian Games. "If the combined teams put out good performances and win medals, that would be putting the cherry on the top." North and South Korea have used sports diplomacy this year in a bid to decrease animosity and initiate a new round of global diplomatic efforts to resolve the nuclear standoff with Pyongyang. South Korea leaders consider goodwill gestures as crucial to keep the positive atmosphere alive for what could become a long and difficult attempt to persuade the North to give up its nuclear and missile programs. There's not much Seoul can do beyond such gestures, though, as joint economic projects are out of the question when lifting sanctions against North Korea is far beyond the South's control. The more substantial discussions on the North's denuclearization — including what, when and how it would occur— are always going to be between Washington and Pyongyang. Here's a look at what the Koreas are planning for the Asian Games and their ebbs and flows in sports diplomacy: ___ BLUE FLAGS AND COMBINED TEAMS In the opening ceremony in Jakarta, athletes from North and South Korea will parade together under the flag featuring a blue map that symbolized a unified Korean Peninsula. It will be virtual repeat of the joint march during February's Winter Olympics in the South Korean ski resort of Pyeongchang, minus the gloves, parkas and fur hats. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sent hundreds of athletes, artists and government officials to the Pyeongchang Olympics. The Koreas also fielded their first combined Olympic team in women's ice hockey, which drew passionate support from crowds despite losing all five of its games with a combined score of 28-2. At the Asian Games, the Koreas will be expected to deliver more than just feel-good stories. There's pressure for the investment to yield gold. A group of 34 North Korean athletes, coaches and officials have been in South Korea since last month for combined teams in women's basketball and the men's and women's events in rowing and canoeing. Coach Lee Moon-kyu, who has retained a core of South Korean players who won gold at the 2014 Asian Games at home in Incheon, got a first-hand look at North Korean players during exhibitions in Pyongyang in early July. Lee later picked three North Korean players for the Asian Games squad, including center Ro Suk Yong. Lee will also have a North Korean assistant coach on his bench. The Koreans will face Taiwan, Indonesia, Kazakhstan and India in their preliminary group. South Korean forward Lim Yung-hui said the chemistry between the players has been improving. "The Northern players share the same goal of the gold medal and we talk a lot about how we should be putting out a good performance there," Lim said. "We weren't given much time, but we are practicing hard in a positive atmosphere." The Koreas will field combined teams in dragon boat events in canoeing and the lightweight men's four, lightweight men's eight and lightweight women's double sculls in rowing. If a combined team wins gold, athletes on the podium will hear the traditional folk song of "Arirang,"used in both Koreas as an unofficial anthem for peace, instead of their respective national anthems. The Korean athletes are likely to become an attraction at the Asian Games, where the international media will follow closely. At the Pyeongchang Olympics, South Korean figure skater Kam Alex Kang-chan created a media frenzy by taking a selfie with North Korea's Kim Ju Sik and posting it on Instagram. The photo recalled a famous 2016 selfie taken by two North and South Korean gymnasts at the Rio Olympics which International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach described as a "great gesture." ___ THEY DON'T ALWAYS PLAY NICE The Koreas have a history of using sports to foster diplomacy since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War. The 1991 world table tennis championships in Japan were the first time the Koreas fielded a combined team at a major international event. The atmosphere wasn't always friendly, though. During the height of their Cold War rivalry and recurring periods of animosity since, sports often became an alternate political battlefield. North Korean athletes and coaches would reject handshakes with their South Korean competitors and berate South Korean reporters during news conferences. The sports detente of 1991 evaporated when a North Korean athlete who competed at the world judo championships in Barcelona defected and arrived in South Korea amid heavy media coverage. North Korea boycotted the 1986 Asian Games and the '88 Summer Olympics in Seoul, and relations dramatically worsened on the eve of the Seoul Olympics with the bombing of a South Korean passenger jet that killed all 115 aboard in December 1987. The inter-Korean warmth heading into this year's Asian Games contrasts with the awkwardness between the rivals surrounding the 2014 Asiad held in South Korea. Seoul's then-conservative government invited North Korean athletes to compete, but made it clear it had no interest in joint marches or combined teams. North Korean subsequently withdrew an offer to send its all-female cheering squad to Incheon after squabbling with the hosts over costs. North Korean leader Kim did send a senior government delegation to the closing ceremony, but they returned home without meeting then-South Korean President Park Geun-hye. The North was still seething over the Asian Game treatment years later as it gleefully observed Park's presidency crashing over a corruption scandal. "The Park Geun-hye group's mad confrontational racket is to blame for why (the North Korean) visit to Incheon did not result in improved relations," the North said in a statement in April last year. ___ WILL THE GOOD TIMES LAST? Kim has found a willing counterpart in Moon, a liberal who won the presidential by-elections to replace Park last year. Since the Pyeongchang Olympics, Kim has met Moon twice and leveraged the summits to get to U.S. President Donald Trump. After their June summit in Singapore, Kim and Trump issued a vague aspirational goal for a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula without describing specific plans. Sports exchanges and other goodwill gestures are important policy tools for Moon, who wants Seoul to be in the "driver's seat" in international efforts to deal with Pyongyang. The Koreas have also agreed to resume temporary reunions between relatives separated by the war and are holding military talks to reduce tensions across their heavily armed border. "Hopefully, (the Asian Games) will provide an opportunity to use sports to facilitate diplomacy and cooperation," Moon said while meeting Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi in Seoul last month. Seoul's presidential office hasn't announced yet whether Moon would attend the opening ceremony in Jakarta on Aug. 18. Whatever happens in Indonesia or with nuclear negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang, the Koreas will always have those heartening selfies posted by athletes. "Sports can be used to build momentum and trust, but they don't solve fundamental problems," said Koh Yu-hwan, a North Korea expert at Seoul's Dongguk University and a policy adviser to Moon. "There's not much South Korea can currently do, but at least it's trying to actively do the things it can to keep the positive atmosphere alive. ".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

Filigree’s Bristol at Parkway Place now ready to open its doors

Filigree continues to live up to its promise of delivering projects on time and without compromise as it opens the doors of Bristol at Parkway Place, one of its high-end condominium projects that offer only the best in design, build quality, features, and amenities. Now ready for turnover, some of the country's most discriminating few---individuals who expect nothing less than highest standards---can have the 40-storey Bristol at Parkway Place as their prestige address when they get the keys to their respective units. Bristol at Parkway Place is at the corner of Corporate and Parkway Avenues in Filinvest City, Alabang, a location that confirms that Bristol residents have made a wi...Keep on reading: Filigree’s Bristol at Parkway Place now ready to open its doors.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

Duterte will never allow a Chinese casino to be built in Boracay — Palace

President Rodrigo Duterte will never allow a Chinese casino to be built on Boracay even after the rehabilitation period of the resort island, Malacaang said on Monday. This is contrary to Leisure and Resorts World Corporation's (LRWC) announcement on Friday, July 27, that the plan to build a 23-hectare casino-resort complex will push through despite the island's closure to tourists. "I don't think any private entity should test the political will of the President on the issue of casinos in Boracay," Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a briefing. "The President has said no, and I would hope they would respect that as part of Executive power," he stressed. The Philip...Keep on reading: Duterte will never allow a Chinese casino to be built in Boracay — Palace.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 30th, 2018

HK firm s $1.5-B gaming complex OKd

Hong Kong-listed Landing International Development Ltd. announced that it had won the Duterte administration's blessing to build and open a $1.5-billion integrated gaming resort in Entertainme.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 27th, 2018

Philippines to build 5 lighthouses in Spratly Islands

The government is building five lighthouses in South China Sea features occupied by the Philippines to ensure the safety of transiting ships and to improve the living conditions of Filipinos in the area, an official said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 30th, 2018

Suspected robber shot dead in Cavite

SAN PEDRO CITY - An alleged robber was killed, while his three other companions escaped, following a shootout with the police in Alfonso town, Cavite province early Thursday. The shootout happened around 3 a.m. in Barangay Amuyong, according to Calabarzon police director Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar. He said the Alfonso police received a report around midnight on Wednesday that robbers attacked the Olive Tree Villa, a private resort in Amuyong. The police set up checkpoints in the vicinity until they chanced upon the said group. Eleazar said the police warned the suspects to drop to the ground but one of them began firing shots. The police retaliated and killed one of the su...Keep on reading: Suspected robber shot dead in Cavite.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

Korea’s Widus spending $1 billion for Clark resort

Korean-owned Widus International Leisure Inc. will spend about $1 billion over the next eight years to build an integrated casino-resort here, with plans for conducting an initial public offering in the local bourse over the near term to support the investment, its top official said......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 7th, 2018

Your Weekend Guide (May 4, 2018)

Comedy Manila at WMRC THE KINGS of Manila’s stand-up scene will perform at the Winford Manila Resort and Casino (WMRC) on May 5, 8 p.m. at the Hippodrome Bar and Lounge. It features acts from leading local stand-up club Comedy Manila, namely James Caraan, Anthony Andres, Red Ollero, Ryan Rems, GB Labrador, and Alex Calleja. […] The post Your Weekend Guide (May 4, 2018) appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2018

PAGCOR: Galaxy’s $500-M Boracay resort is on hold

MANILA — The Philippines gaming regulator said a plan by Macau’s Galaxy Entertainment Group to build a $500-million integrated casino resort on a Philippine holiday island is on hold until the company can convince the president of its “advantages.” This is the first time the gaming regulator, Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR), has given […] The post PAGCOR: Galaxy’s $500-M Boracay resort is on hold appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 30th, 2018

Building the country’s future

By Mark Louis F. Ferrolino, Special Features Writer With the “Build, Build, Build” infrastructure program of the Duterte administration, the cement industry is now at the forefront of the country’s economic boom. The industry has been experiencing significant progress and is expected to grow even more due to the increased investment in infrastructure that fuels demand […] The post Building the country’s future appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 30th, 2018

Changes recommended in UHRI-Cebu gov’t Kawit Island project deal

THE FIVE-man committee of the Cebu City council that reviewed a proposal to build an P18-billion integrated resort on Kawit Island at the South Road Properties has recommended amendments to the planned joint venture between the city government and Gokongwei-led Universal Hotel and Resorts Inc. “UHRI shall justify the basis in proposing the 10 percent […] The post Changes recommended in UHRI-Cebu gov’t Kawit Island project deal appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 26th, 2018

Galaxy Entertainment s PH partner denies Boracay casino scrapped

MANILA, Philippines – The local partner of Chinese casino operator Galaxy Entertainment Group denied that they have abandoned plans to build an integrated casino and resort in Boracay. Leisure & Resorts World Corporation on Tuesday night, April 17, said it continues to be in talks ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 17th, 2018

FACT CHECK: Clueless about Boracay casino? Duterte discussed it with owners

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – President Rodrigo Duterte claimed on Monday, April 9 that he knew nothing about plans of a Chinese company to build a casino-resort in Boracay. But Malacañang photos show Duterte met with officials of the company only 4 months ago and Filipino officials present at the meeting said ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

Rappler Game Night: Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet

MANILA, Philippines – Guns finally made their way to the Sword Art Online video game franchise. Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet, released last February on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox, features the world of Gun Gale Online (GGO), loosely following events of the popular anime Sword Art Online 2. For the first ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 28th, 2018

Senate committee probes plan to build casino resort in Boracay

THE Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources will hold another hearing on Boracay and a plan to build a $500-million integrated casino resort on the island by a Macau-based company. The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) on Wednesday release a provisional license to Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd. and its local partner Leisure & Resorts World [...] The post Senate committee probes plan to build casino resort in Boracay appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2018