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Free, fast wifi to open in BISU thru Google-Smart

Private sector partnership now joins in the government orchestrated move to provide the infrastructure for development in opening a fast and free wireless fidelity (wifi) connection at the government’s state college here. Thanks to Google’s Google Stations in partnership with Smart Communications, the ripples from the Presidential promise of making accessible free wifi hotspots anyone […].....»»

Source: Boholnewsdaily BoholnewsdailyCategory: News4 hr. 31 min. ago Related News

FIBA: Near-perfect Gilas ready to win for World Cup

When Gilas Pilipinas beat Meralco in a practice game barely a week ago the national team was probably at 80 percent. After spending a good five days in Doha before playing Qatar in their penultimate game of the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers, it’s realistic to expect that Gilas Pilipinas gained another 10-percent boost in ability and preparedness. Given the limited time of practice, that’s actually impressive in itself. “By the time we play, we should be around close to 9, 9 something,” head coach Yeng Guiao said of his national team. “I don’t think we can be really at 100 percent dahil kulang naman talaga yung preparation time. But if we can make 90 percent, we’ll be okay. That’s good enough to win games,” he added. Even with a precarious position of fourth place in Group F with an even 5-5 record, Guiao is optimistic that Gilas will pull through and make the FIBA World Cup in China later this year. With a tight pool of players plus the return of Andray Blatche, cohesion and morale appear to be up as well for the national team. “I’m confident, I’m happy with this group of guys. They’ve shown their commitment, they’ve shown their abilities. I’m happy with the development with Andray Blatche. He came in and he was in a lot better shape than he was when he first came in for the last… for the previous windows,” Guiao said. “So that’s really the best sign, I think, for us – he’s game ready. And I didn’t see any problems when he was here on or off the court. He’s somebody who understands the game really well and who loves his teammates. So that’s a really good foundation to build from,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports9 hr. 57 min. ago Related News

Consumers’ use of toilet paper wiping out habitat, heating planet, report says

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — Americans use more toilet paper than anyone else in the world, helping destroy the habitats of native people who live where it is sourced and contributing to global warming, a research study said on Wednesday. U.S. consumers use roughly three rolls of toilet paper a week, accounting for a […] The post Consumers’ use of toilet paper wiping out habitat, heating planet, report says appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: Top12 hr. 31 min. ago Related News

IDFI: City Hall was in charge of Dinagyang invites

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo THE Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc (IDFI) answered issues concerning the argument that transpired between Iloilo City lone district Rep. Jerry Treñas and IDFI Vice president Marissa Segovia on February 14, 2019. The confrontation between Treñas and Segovia happened right after the meeting of the Iloilo Local Economic Development (ILED) Foundation in Pavia, […] The post IDFI: City Hall was in charge of Dinagyang invites appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: News16 hr. 57 min. ago Related News

Bach and the Baroque: Highlights of 44th International Bamboo Organ Festival

For its 44th edition, the International Bamboo Organ Festival will feature "Magnificat" by J.S. Bach and other works of the Baroque period (Telemann, Charpentier, Buxtehude), performed by Johann Trummer (organ, Austria), Manu Mellaerts (trumpet, Belgium), soloists Stefanie Quintin, Sherla Najera, Michelle Mariposa, James Conde, Ervin Lumauag, Christopher Arceo, Mark Abesia, the Villancico Vocal Ensemble, and the Manila Baroque Ensemble, conducted by Beverly Shangkuan-Cheng. As has been tradition, the Gala Concert on Feb. 21, which will be for the sustaining members of the Bamboo Organ Foundation and major sponsors of the festival, will once again be held at the 200-year-old St. Jo...Keep on reading: Bach and the Baroque: Highlights of 44th International Bamboo Organ Festival.....»»

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Google to announce gaming project at GDC 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Google sent out invites to media for a presentation it will hold at the 2019 Game Developers Conference, but did not disclose much about what it will present. This has led to speculation it may be about Google's entry into the video gaming industry through its own ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News17 hr. 31 min. ago Related News

South Korean women abandon makeup to fight male domination

SEOUL— South Korean university student Yim Ji-su used to sacrifice up to two hours of sleep each morning for her laborious makeup routine – from applying foundation and concealer to perming her shoulder-length hair. But about six months ago, she joined a growing band of young women who have given up makeup and cut their […] The post South Korean women abandon makeup to fight male domination appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopFeb 20th, 2019Related News

6 Highlights from Google for Philippines

At the first ever Google for Philippines event this week, we shared our vision for how we’re going to help more Filipinos make the most of what the internet has to offer. This includes key updates and product launches that we hope can drive inclusive growth and support the Filipino people to participate in an […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsFeb 19th, 2019Related News

Google will bring free Wi-Fi to the Philippines - Android Authority

Google will bring free Wi-Fi to the Philippines Android Authority Google Station provides free Wi-Fi for populated areas in developing countries. The program started in India in 2016 before expanding.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsFeb 19th, 2019Related News

Joe raps Jerry on row with lady IDFI official

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo THE argument that transpired between Iloilo City lone district Rep. Jerry Treñas and Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc (IDFI) Vice president Marissa Segovia was uncalled for, especially for a congressman, according to Mayor Jose Espinosa III. “I have my representative sa economics, there were representatives man sang business sectors sa Iloilo. Everybody was shocked. It was something uncalled for a congressman. […] The post Joe raps Jerry on row with lady IDFI official appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsFeb 18th, 2019Related News

Google to launch built-in job search, free WiFi stations for Filipinos - ABS-CBN News

Google to launch built-in job search, free WiFi stations for Filipinos ABS-CBN News MANILA Google Philippines on Wednesday introduced a built-in job search feature which aims to make finding opportu.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsFeb 18th, 2019Related News

Safer schools ensure children’s rights to education and survival - Save the Children Philippines

Save the Children Philippines welcomes partnership with the Department of Education and Prudence Foundation in strengthening safety in schools as millions of children face risk of injury, psychosocial trauma and deaths during disasters and emergencies......»»

Source: Samarnews SamarnewsCategory: NewsFeb 18th, 2019Related News

UST, Chadao-FEU rout respective foes

Games Tuesday: (Paco Arena, Manila) 2:00 p.m. - AMA Online Education vs McDavid 4:00 p.m. - CEU vs Diliman College-Gerry's Grill   University of Santo Tomas obliterated Batangas-EAC, 94-70, to kickstart its 2019 PBA D-League campaign on a high Monday at Paco Arena in Manila. Coach Aldin Ayo proudly paraded his new recruits with Beninese forward Soulemane Chabi Yo uncorking 19 points, 11 rebounds, and two blocks to lead the charge.  Pangasinense forward Rhanz Abando also had a rousing debut with his 17 points, nine boards, two dimes, while Brent Paraiso collected eight points, six rebounds, and five assists. Meanwhile, Chadao-FEU hardly broke a sweat in its 84-62 victory over SMDC-NU in the second game. Alec Stockton triggered the rout, firing seven of his 15 points in the Tamaraws' scorching 21-8 first quarter as they easily cruised to their first victory in the Foundation Group. Sophomore guard L-Jay Gonzales did his part for Chadao-FEU with 12 points, three boards, and three assists as he slowly eases in to a bigger role with the team. Ken Tuffin and Branrey Bienes combined for 22 points and six rebounds, as Cameroonian slotman Patrick Tchuente impressed with his nine points, four rebounds, and a block. It was all Tamaraws in this game as they limited the Bulldogs to just 27-percent clip from the field and even took a lead as high as 28, 53-28, midway through the third quarter. Dave Ildefonso carried SMDC-NU in the losing cause with 14 points, five rebounds, and five assists. The Growling Tigers, on the other hand, also unveiled 18-year-old guard Mark Nonoy, who lived up to the hype to pour 15 points, five rebounds, two assists, and one steal as he became the youngest player in PBA D-League history. "Masaya kami kasi nakapaglaro agad ng maayos yung mga bago. Nakapag-adjust sila agad," he said. "Unang liga namin ito na big league. Masaya naman ako na hindi kami masyadong tight and nailabas nila yung laro nila. Yun lang naman, gusto lang namin na mailabas yung pineprepare namin." Abando led the blazing 10-0 start for the Growling Tigers that set the tone for the game, where the boys from Espana annexed the lead to as much as 33, 75-42, late in the third courtesy of Germy Mahinay's free throws. Senior playmaker Renzo Subido chipped in 11 points, five assists, and four rebounds for UST to gain an early headstart in the Aspirants Group. Earvin Mendoza led Batangas-EAC in the loss with 14 points, three steals, and two rebounds off the bench, as Allan Martin scored 10.   The Scores: First Game: UST 94 -- Chabi Yo 19, Abando 17, Nonoy 15, Subido 11, Paraiso 8, Lee 7, Mahinay 6, Pangilinan 5, Ando 4, Caunan 2. BATANGAS-EAC 70 -- E. Mendoza 14, Martin 10, Maguliano 8, Gonzales 8, De Joya 7, Dela Pena 4, Boffa 4, J. Mendoza 3, Tampoc 2, Fuentes 2, Corilla 2, Cadua 2, Taywan 2, Estacio 2. Quarters: 24-11, 45-27, 75-46, 94-70.   Second Game: CHADAO-FEU 84 -- Stockton 15, Gonzales 12, Tuffin 11, Bienes 11, Tchuente 9, Jopia 6, Ebona 5, Comboy 5, Cani 4, Flores 4, Celzo 2, Nunag 0, Bayquin 0, Casino 0, Mantua 0. SMDC-NU 62 -- D. Ildefonso 14, Gaye 12, S. Ildefonso 7, Chatman 7, Clemente 6, Galinato 3, Minerva 3, Sinclair 2, Rangel 2, Diputado 2, Oczon 2, Tibayan 2, Mangayao 0, Gallego 0, Malonzo 0. Quarters: 21-8, 45-23, 68-46, 84-62......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 18th, 2019Related News

PPF condemns cyber-libel charges against Rappler journalist

PAKISTAN Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Rodrigo Duterte, President of Philippines has expressed concern overthe cyber-libel charges against Maria Ressa, CEO and Executive Editor of Rappler and chairperson of the Indonesian Women’s Journalists Forum (FJPI). PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has condemned the intimidation of journalists in Philippines and arrest of Maria […] The post PPF condemns cyber-libel charges against Rappler journalist appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsFeb 18th, 2019Related News

Google& rsquo;s innovations for a better future

Google& rsquo;s innovations for a better future.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: TechFeb 16th, 2019Related News

Private sector project on disaster resiliency hailed

Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has lauded the achievements of the private sector-led Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF), an organization created as a result of the executive order she issued for the country to better respond to disasters and other emergencies......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 15th, 2019Related News

Newly Renovated Star Wars-Themed PGH Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Clinic Brings Joy to Indigent Children with Cancer

Sometime in 2016, the doctors at the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) and the PGH Medical Foundation Inc. saw the need to renovate the Hematology – Oncology Clinic at the Cancer Institute. While PGH is recognized as the national university’s hospital, the facilities were far from being conducive for healing. “When I came in 2013, the […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsFeb 15th, 2019Related News

City to highlight impact areas in NSED 2019

THE First Quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) facilitated by the Iloilo City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) and Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) 6 will focus on five areas in the metropolis on Feb. 21, 2019 at 2 p.m. These sites are John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University in Barangay Santo […] The post City to highlight impact areas in NSED 2019 appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsFeb 14th, 2019Related News

PBA D-League: Bulanadi, Valencia-Baste sink Marinero in OT

Valencia City Bukidnon-San Sebastian College Recoletos scored its breakthrough win in the 2019 PBA D-League, repulsing Marinerong Pilipino, 110-104 in overtime Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig. Allyn Bulanadi starred for the Golden Harvest, dropping a game-high 32 points, 12 coming in the big 28-point third quarter assault for his side before scoring four more to put the game away in extra time. He also had nine rebounds, three blocks, and two assists as he emerged as the new go-to-guy for San Sebastian. Coach Egay Macaraya, though, felt that the credit shouldn't be given solely to Bulanadi given how good the team recovered after squandering a 14-point fourth quarter lead. "Isang factor si Allyn, but everybody, noong extension, hindi nag-give up ang mga bata. I guess yun ang bini-build namin ngayon, building character ng Baste," he said. "Nakita ko na 'di kami nag-give up and that's the very thing na I'm very happy." Valencia-Baste looked poised to run away with the win after taking an 84-70 lead, but Mike Ayonayon and Art Aquino conspired to bring Marinerong Pilipino back in the game and tied it at 100 just as the regulation clock expired. But Bulanadi had other plans as he commanded the finishing kick the Golden Harvest needed to score the breakthrough and gain the first victory in the Foundation Group. RK Ilagan also added 28 points on a 5-of-9 shooting from threes, while also collecting seven rebounds, six assists, and three steals, while JM Calma scattered nine points, 10 boards, and two dimes for Valencia-Baste. The loss spoiled Ayonayon's 23-point night, as well as the 19 points and five rebounds from Aquino as the Skippers fell on their season opener. BOX SCORES VALENCIA-BASTE 110 -- Bulanadi 32, Ilagan 28, Calma 9, Villapando 8, Capobres 7, Dela Cruz 6, Are 5, Altamirano 5, Sumoda 4, Desoyo 3, Bonleon 3, Calahat 0, Tero 0, Loristo 0. MARINERONG PILIPINO 104 -- Ayonayon 23, Aquino 19, Wamar 15, Rodriguez 15, Santillan 12, Asistio 9, Mendoza 6, Reyes 3, Serrano 2, Victoria 0, Bonifacio 0, Bunag 0. QUARTER SCORES: 30-26, 50-53, 78-68, 100-100, 110-104......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 14th, 2019Related News

Google, Smart establish free WiFi stations

Free public WiFi stations with high-quality internet connection will be established by the end of the month in heavily trafficked locations nationwide, including airports, train stations, malls and academic institutions......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 14th, 2019Related News