Saturday, May 8, 2021

Leng Altura's scandal spreads online

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If you are part of the population asking "pa send" for Leng's scandal, please know that you're trash. A big pile of it.

Puro about kay Leng laman ng newsfeed ko and all i can see is people (yes, boys and girls) commenting "pabulong" , "pasend" 

They're making memes out of Leng's scandal.

Seriously. What the fuck. I just unfriended several people.

I don't really know Leng but it irks me how people are feasting on her scandal. Kadiri kayo!, No one literally has the right to leak her videos without her consent, against sa batas yan. Sana aware kayo.

Not the same people who promotes women empowerment pero sige pa send. Stop spreading Leng Altura's scandal that's non-consensual prn and defamation of character. Girls who keeps spreading and asking for leng altura's scandal, y'all disgusting. clearly, its against R.A. no. 9995.

Isn’t it ironic knowing the fact that these girls had been advocating “women empowerment” when their minor idol’s nudes went viral yet has been feasting abt leng’s scandal? Shame on these hypocrites!

Every human person and guarantees full respect for human rights. Toward this end, the State shall penalize acts that would destroy the honor, dignity and integrity of a person.

The penalty of imprisonment of not less that three (3) years but not more than seven (7) years and a fine of not less than One hundred thousand pesos (P100,000.00) but not more than Five hundred thousand pesos (P500,000.00).

It looks dumb how some people are seeking for love and attention pero nagle-leak and hinahanap din ang leaked scandal video ni Leng. Wow the duality. Anyway, I hope you all are aware. 

To those who are still spreading the video about Leng, and those who are saying they want to see it and keeps bothering everyone to send it to them, please read this.

Republic act No. 9995 section 4 states that: 

Minsan napapaisip ako Kung dapat ba maging proud na naging Pinoy ako.

Halatang hindi si Leng.  May tattoo po si Leng sa likod yung nasa video ay wala.   Mga utak ipis kayo.

PLDT Enterprise addresses need for secure, high-performance connectivity with iGate

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The global pandemic has pushed industries to shift their operations digitally to better cater to their customers' changing needs. For instance, banking and financial institutions expanded their portfolio of banking and payment platforms, while a majority of BPO companies shifted to work from home setup—both of which require applications that rely on stable, reliable, and secure internet connection. On this front, PLDT Enterprise has ensured that industries are able to address these bandwidth intensive requirements through high-performance connectivity solutions.

“The challenges of the pandemic have pushed us further at PLDT Enterprise to tailor-fit our solutions guaranteed to assure businesses that they can continue their operations and ultimately transform their business. We continuously expand our network infrastructure and strengthen our connectivity solutions such as iGate, to enable businesses to accelerate their digital transformation," said Jovy Hernandez, ePLDT President & CEO and SVP & Head for PLDT and Smart Enterprise Business Groups.

PLDT Enterprise offers Dedicated Internet Access (iGate) solution, which enables businesses with managed connectivity to the Internet and comes with guaranteed speeds and the flexibility to scale. iGate delivers highly resilient enterprise-grade internet access, ideal for medium to large corporate internet access requirements, for deploying robust internet-based platforms and initiatives such as online banking, e-commerce and online services, and for running bandwidth-intensive and latency-critical applications.

Currently, iGate runs over PLDT’s extensive and robust IP network which uses different international submarine cable networks to ensure maximum resiliency, and connect to various internet networks via direct peering arrangements with major carriers, ISPs, Content Providers and Internet Exchange Points —giving businesses high quality and low latency connections to specific Point-of-Interest of enterprises.

“With more than 70 million Filipinos using the internet and Philippines ranking highest in internet usage, it is imperative that businesses leverage on a dedicated and highly reliable connectivity service so they can adapt to digital models seamlessly and serve customers continuously. And we are confident that iGate’s extreme capabilities will enable businesses to fulfill both,” says Jojo Gendrano, FVP & Head of PLDT Enterprise Core Business Solutions.

iGate’s extreme performance and reliability are two key factors customers look for in their digital experience. A third crucial factor is security, since data is the bloodline of businesses today. Furthermore, with iGate’s performance that can burst up to double the subscribed bandwidth any time of the day and a reinforced 99.9% SLA, businesses get value for their money with iGate’s extreme capabilities and service inclusions.

Gary Ignacio, PLDT Enterprise Vice President & Head of Fixed Core Business Solutions pointed out the security features of iGate. “The increased dependence on internet also brought about increased online attacks. We value the security of data and continue to fortify the security aspects of our fiber-powered internet solutions. By leveraging on the Group’s comprehensive cybersecurity portfolio and capabilities, we are able to deliver the right cybersecurity solution and recommend the ideal security stack to complement our enterprise internet offers.”

PLDT is currently the highest-ranked ISP in the Philippines according to the Center for Applied Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA) Ranking—the world-leading organization for Internet performance measurement and research. This further reinforces the robustness and extensiveness of PLDT’s IP Network.

PLDT iGate is dedicated to build a resilient, fiber-powered enterprise with its extreme performance, reliability, and security. To know more about iGate, visit #

Friday, May 7, 2021

#DuterteDuwag backs out of his debate dare to Justice Carpio


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Apparently the dog can't walk the talk.

#DuterteDuwag tops Twitter's trending list in the Philippines on Friday, May 7, as President Duterte backs out of a debate with retired Supreme Court justice Antonio Carpio. 

This comes after the President himself challenged Carpio to a debate on the West Philippine Sea. 

Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque says he will debate with retired justice Antonio Carpio, instead of President Rodrigo Duterte. 

So, you instigate a debate and back out from it AND THEN have someone who’s as incompetent as you are to replace you....

Am I watching a badly written sitcom? 

Nakakahiya! Sobrang areas bayag na masasabi ang pag-atras ni Duterte sa kanyang sariling hamon. Wala na siyang pwedeng ipagyabang after this.

#DuterteDuwag Backs out of debate coz he followed the Cabinet’s Advice against hum participating in the debate! Wait? Sino ba nag hamon? Ulol talaga itong hayop na Ito.

Only in the Philippines, where you can back out of a debate you initiated. 

Duwag is an understatement. Sobrang kahihiyan Ito. Mga DDS ay lubusang nahiya sa ginawang kanilang pwesidente.

Even in debate #DuterteDuwag. What a way to embarrass yourself in public.

Unfortunately, wala talagang credibility and a liar.  Carpio would have eaten the monster alive....and the monster would have went back home to Davao to hide under his bed.

Talawan! Coward! Duterte dares, then slinks away. No surprise, he’s a sissy. Just say you’re scared and go  lick Chinese asses which is the only thing this monster is good at. 

In other words, the Palace saving Duterte's ass as they know his mouth is only a powder barrel of defamatory remarks.

He will not survive the debate. Lamon kung lamon. 

Former UP debate coach turned devil and epal about to take his amo's place? Roque, it ain't your place. Roque is a professional "Tagapagsinungaling ng Panggulo." He is not fit to debate an honest Justice Carpio.

Feelingero si dolphin na magka level sila ni Ret. SC Senior AJ Carpio.

Justice Carpio should now designate a  law student to debate Roque... Proxy vs proxy para patas.

It is not Justice Carpio’s level to debate Roque. Feeling si spox?! Besides, everything he says can be justified later on as “unofficial?” 

It is was actually a shame—the most disgusting form of shame—for an inutile President to debate on our national sovereignty, instead of simply doing the right thing—to fight for it.

But we do not expect any of that from Duterte. He’s nothing but an imperialist puppet.

Sa pag-urong ni Duterte, this famous quote from Napoleon Bonaparte comes to my mind. No wonder if current leaders of our AFP and PNP are the on the same tune regarding Hague ruling at WPS.

 A “dowager” is a widow with a title or property derived from her late husband. A “duwager” is the incumbent President of the Philippines. 

How can you trust someone who has no word of honor? Puro salita kulang sa gawa! 

.Justice Carpio called his bluff and now Duterte's balls are nowhere to be found!!! Justice Carpio's Intellectual capacity is too far to mr. Duterte. "kayo naman, nagbibiro lamang ang ating presidenteg ugok.

#DuterteDuwag Ang teleserye ni #Duwagterte. Surprise! (Not!) At least andaming natawa.

Next: spin that Duterte was just trolling Carpio, at nauto naman daw ito... lols.

Also next: demolition job vs Carpio... 3.2.1...

Duterte is not only incompetent but is also la lying corrupt, coward & traitor.

He literally proves us correct everyday & that should be enough to make us work harder as we have a lot of things to do to make sure 2022 onwards will be a much better Philippines for everyone.

Roque and his ilk can use whatever justification they want to excuse #DuterteDuwag from engaging Carpio in a debate, but let the records show that it was Duterte himself who challenged Carpio to the said debate.

I'm not surprised at all! Also, Justice Carpio, don't waste your time on the clown.

In light of the situation, do you think Carpio would be a good candidate for President? I mean, may chance kaya na manalo siya if ever na tumakbo siya? In case na hindi tumakbo si VP. 


Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy comes to CNN International

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Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy, CNN’s critically-acclaimed six-part CNN Original Series that follows Academy Award nominee Stanley Tucci as he travels across Italy to discover the secrets and delights of the country’s regional cuisines, is coming to CNN International.

Premiering at 7pm HKT on Sunday, June 20 to a global audience of more than 370 million, Tucci will take viewers along with him as he enjoys the luxurious creamy carbonara of Rome, the delicious simplicity of Sicily’s pasta alla Norma, the saffron-infused silkiness of risotto in Milan, the crispy tenderness of bistecca alla fiorentina, the perfect classic ragu alla bolognese and the world’s best pizza in Naples. Tucci comes prepared with a bottomless appetite for it all, showing us how the diversity of Italian cooking offers a gateway through which you can glimpse Italy’s history and culture.

“During a time when everyone wishes they could travel, the series will transport you through Italy’s cultural past and present through its extraordinary cuisine,” said Tucci. “The food tells the story of this country’s unique history and I’m thrilled to serve as a guide through this journey.”

In each episode, Tucci visits a different region or city of Italy, including Tuscany, Sicily, Milan, Rome, Bologna, and Naples/The Amalfi Coast.

“Stanley’s engaging personality, wit and charm make him the perfect fit to take CNN’s viewers on an intimate voyage to his beloved Italy,” said Amy Entelis, EVP for Talent & Content Development, CNN Worldwide. “We know our audience will feel inspired as they experience, through Stanley’s eyes, the food, culture and people of a country that has given the world so much joy from its cuisine.”

“Searching for Italy is a fascinating, mouthwatering and visually-stunning exploration of perhaps one of the world’s most beautiful countries and its rich culture, and Stanley Tucci is the perfect guide to take our viewers from around the world on an unforgettable tour,” said Meara Erdozain, senior vice president of programming for CNN International.

CNN partnered with London-based film and television production company RAW to produce Searching for Italy.

"Making this series was an absolute delight and the reaction from viewers in America was wonderful,” said Adam Hawkins, executive producer for Searching for Italy. “As we embark on producing a second season, we are so pleased that viewers all over the world can go on this incredible and delicious journey with the inimitable Stanley Tucci."

Executive producers for Searching for Italy are Adam Hawkins, Eve Kay, and Stanley Tucci for RAW, Amy Entelis and Lyle Gamm for CNN Original Series.

Season one of Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy averaged 470k among P25-54, 2.1m among P2+, and 75k among P18-34 among its six Sunday night 9p premieres in the United States. In its time period across cable news, the series has ranked #1 among all three demos.

Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy trailer:

Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy images:

Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy will air at the following times on CNN International starting June 20:

Sundays at 7pm and 11pm HKT

Mondays at 9am HKT

Wednesdays at 7pm HKT

Thursdays at 9am HKT

FDCP’s Sine Kabataan Awards P100K Film Grants to 10 Finalists

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 Ten (10) young filmmakers have been selected as finalists in the 4th edition of the Sine Kabataan Short Film Competition and will each receive a PHP 100,000 grant as fund to use in the production of their respective short films.

Organized by the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) and as an accompanying youth film competition with its banner Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP), Sine Kabataan gives a platform to all aspiring young filmmakers aged 18 to 30 and provides an opportunity to expose their fresh talents. This serves to encourage the youth to develop their creativity and originality in storytelling, touching on important issues of today as perceived by the youth.

After the Sine Kabataan Online Pitch Showcase held last March 20, the Selection Committee composed of filmmakers Alemberg Ang and JP Habac, and FDCP Executive Director Ria Anne Rubia picked 10 finalists among the pool of over 200 outstanding projects with a shortlist of 18 story concepts.

The 18 filmmakers went through an intensive online Story Development Lab last year focusing on their scripts, and attended a Pitching Lab to master how to effectively pitch their projects to possible co-producers and financiers. The top 10 finalists will undergo the Safe Filming Lab and Editing Lab before their final exhibition at PPP 2021. 

The 10 Official Finalists of Sine Kabataan 4 Short Film Competition:

“Abot Kamay Ang Langit” by Brian Spencer B. Reyes

After waking up in an empty city, two street kids have all the freedom to do whatever they want.

“Ang Bunga sa Tiyan ni Adam” by Ella Louise B. Salomon

A teenage boy tells his girlfriend he is pregnant after taking a pregnancy test.

“Jombi” by Angela Francesca V. Andres

A bullied gloomy girl finds out her friend is a zombie.

“Mga Ulap Tayong Nagiging Ulan” by Demetrio E. Celestino III

An anthropomorphic cloud named Ulap shares how it achieves small wins in this natural cycle of life, one that dwells on the commonality that suggests “mga ulap tayong nagiging ulan”.

“Reconnected” by Judd Bradley Avelino

After a total blackout ruins his daily routine, a 20-year-old man goes out to experience the world with only physical connection.

“Love in the Ungodly Hour” by Bradley Jason Pantajo

As two young men reconnect with each other, questions about the past begin to arise.

“Si Jet at ang Dark Lord ng Dol Gurskul” by Terence Giourdan Gonzalves

A young boy cuts class to plot his revenge with his imaginary friends against Dark Lord Marcoth.

“Ang Alamat ng Prinsipe at Mandirigma” by Jacob Mikhail U. Collado

After being scolded by his father for a leaked sex tape online, his younger brother tells him a story in a makeshift blanket fortress.

“Ang Balay ni Conrad” by Ardinian Jaq Sanque

A homeless boy trying to build himself a house on the side of the street rescues a boy whose life is the exact opposite of his.

 “Jeremy Supot” by James Allen Fajardo

Harassed by school bullies for being uncut, a teenage boy decides to sell his cellphone to afford circumcision.

Established in 2017, Sine Kabataan is conducted alongside the PPP wherein the finalists’ short films are screened nationwide during the PPP duration, with one short film shown before an official PPP entry.

“We are truly proud that Sine Kabataan this year is able to provide funding support for the production of short films of very promising filmmakers all over the country. Let us continue to nurture our young filmmakers by giving them platforms to tackle issues relevant to the youth. This is the goal of Sine Kabataan and we commend the finalists for bravely covering themes such as the impact of technology to society, poverty, social divide, bullying, family, HIV, teenage pregnancy, LGBT, and mental health,” said FDCP Chairperson and CEO Liza Diño.

In September 2020, filmmakers of the shortlisted projects were also given access to masterclasses in FDCP’s Film Industry Conference and Workshop Series Online.

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DOTr Maritime sector in full force in assisting COVID-19 positive Filipino crew members aboard vessel from India

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The maritime sector of the Department of Transportation (DOTr), consisting of the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA), Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), and the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), together with the agency members of the One-Stop Shop (OSS) Port of Manila, are currently in full force in assisting all Filipino crew members aboard a COVID-19 positive vessel “MV Athens Bridge” from India.

According to the vessel’s shipping agent, MV Athens Bridge departed from India on 22 April 2021 and arrived in Haiphong, Vietnam on 01 May 2021 for the conduct of the crew’s RT-PCR test. It was later on found that out of the 21 Filipino crew members onboard, 12 of them tested positive of COVID-19.

On 06 May 2021, the PCG received a request from the vessel’s captain to execute a medical evacuation of the two (2) crew members who both needed urgent medical care. The vessel, at that time, was located 12 nautical miles west of Corregidor Island.

Upon securing clearance from the BOQ and the Department of Health (DOH), MV Athens Bridge was directed to the quarantine anchorage area designated by the OSS Port of Manila. Security is also provided by the PCG to ensure that no unauthorized vessel or banca will approach the vessel.

Early evening of the same day, BOQ doctors boarded the vessel to assess the condition of the crew and recommended the immediate medical evacuation of two (2) crew members in critical condition.

As of press time, the crew members in critical condition have been safely evacuated and brought to the dedicated medical facility for treatment. The rest of the crew are contained in the vessel and shall be provided with needed medical supplies, including oxygen tanks, with assistance from BOQ and PCG.

The national government, through the maritime sector of the DOTr, assures that the situation and the condition of the crew members will be consistently monitored. Health and safety protocols will also be prioritized throughout the entire process.

PLDT Enterprise empowers an ICT revolution

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PLDT Enterprise, the B2B arm of the largest integrated telecommunications company in the Philippines, urges the business sector to revolutionize their organizations by undergoing digital transformation - through the help of its ICT services - in order to stay ahead of the competition and achieve differentiation.

In its latest brand campaign “Revolution”, PLDT Enterprise underscores theimportance of revolutionary change in business wherein organizations reshape and realign the strategic goals to transform their products and services for customers. PLDT Enterprise, to this end, offers ICT solutions powered by ePLDT that can greatly improve operational efficiency and enhance business resiliency—enabling them to successfully transform and revolutionize their operations.

Jovy Hernandez, ePLDT President & CEO and SVP & Head for PLDT and Smart Enterprise Business Group says, “We at PLDT Enterprise aim to empower businesses to revolutionize their strategies to yield an impactful change across industries. One way to achieve this is by the adoption of digital technologies that will accelerate their transformation and help them succeed better in the future.”

When the global pandemic began, digital transformation was hastened for industries all in a matter of months making it a pivotal response to the disruption of work and business ecosystems. ICT has become integral to reshape traditional information technology platforms and has driven a shift to the latest era in digital technology and experience.

“Digital transformation is revolutionary and essential for business growth. We at PLDT Enterprise are urging companies to take the big leap and stay ahead in this fast-changing business environment through the help of our end-to-end ICT services,” says Nico Alcoseba, VP & Head of ICT Business for PLDT Enterprise.

PLDT Enterprise is continuously improving and developing technologies to meet the expanding requirements of businesses. Its digital ecosphere includes a wide array of ICT products powered by ePLDT to help serve and meet its clients’ growing and evolving needs.

Data Centers. PLDT Enterprise offers a suite of data center solutions that cater to the evolving IT needs of various verticals. Its robust VITRO data center facilities have over 9,000-rack capacity that is ready for enterprise needs such as colocation, cloud hosting, disaster recovery, managed servers, security and network services. Hosting three (3) of the country’s Rated-3 Facilities in accordance to TIA-942, VITRO is the preferred site of enterprises who seek high levels of reliability, redundancy, and security. Since network is as essential as data center reliability, all VITRO data center facilities are designed to be carrier-neutral, allowing other telcos both foreign and local to provide network connections based on customer preference. Major data centers are also inter-connected to maximize the access to telcos that collocated in the same facility. VITRO data center also hosts two (2) of the country’s major internet exchanges, making it the preferred colocation site for hyperscalers.

ePLDT Cloud. In today’s digital marketplace, speed, velocity and agility are crucial characteristics to enable better flexibility, maximum productivity and collaboration among the workforce all delivered with a lower total cost of ownership. PLDT Enterprise’s continuous investment on both cloud technology platform and expertise deliver best practices on Cloud Management, getting things done faster, better strategic decisions are made, and employees are able to communicate in a more agile manner. PLDT Enterprise’s full portfolio of Cloud services and technologies complement any company’s business needs. Its scalable solutions address the challenges that come with huge capital expense outlay, long time-to-market and rigid system configurations and management.

Azure Stack. Microsoft Azure Stack is a locally-hosted open, flexible, and enterprise-grade global cloud computing platform that allows users to develop and deploy applications in real time managed by ePLDT cloud experts. Businesses can build and run hybrid applications across cloud boundaries, building modern infrastructure and refreshing legacy setup. Azure Stack enables organizations that require data to be retained in-country, whether for regulatory or latency requirements. It provides ability to do hybrid cloud strategy for the needs of today’s modern-day enterprises.

Microsoft Office 365. Migrating to Microsoft Office 365 through ePLDT delivers team collaboration like never before. As the leading Microsoft Cloud Solutions Provider in the Philippines, ePLDT deploys licenses, best practice migration services and adoption programs that are customized for growing customers. Organizations can securely work on critical requirements anytime, anywhere and on any device. Microsoft Office 365 combines the familiar Office desktop suite with the latest cloud-based versions of the next generation communications and collaboration services all in one place. Work, learn, collaborate, connect, and create with Microsoft Office 365.

Google Workspace. Making the digital pivot with Google Workspace streamlines all core elements of work like email, chat, voice and video calling, document collaboration, storage, task and calendar sharing, as well as device management and security tools. The suite offers an integrated workspace for mobility, providing the flexibility of collaborating anytime, from anywhere, on any device, to seamlessly accomplish vital operational requirements. With Google Workspace from ePLDT, enterprises benefit from Google's well-known simplicity in terms of user interface, industry leading innovations such as AI-powered tools, platform mobility and data protection, and ePLDT's best practices in deploying Google services governed by strict privacy standards for safe operations and collaboration.

Salesforce. Salesforce is a CRM system that gives enterprises a 360 degree view of its customers by managing and organizing information to be accessed securely and conveniently all in one place. As the world's number one CRM for Sales, Customer Service, and Marketing, Salesforce leads the way in helping businesses find, win and keep customers. ePLDT has extensive experience in providing enterprises with consulting, training, and adoption services for business transformation with Salesforce. Together, ePLDT and Salesforce provide an artificial intelligence-powered platform which efficiently connects companies to their customers, strengthens business relationships and builds customer loyalty.

Cyber Security. ePLDT Cyber Security adopts a holistic, end-to-end approach to predict, prevent, detect, and respond to cyber threats, combining the cyber security experience and expertise of our professionals with cyber security intelligence and best-in-class technology platforms and process frameworks.

Managed IT. ePLDT’s Managed IT Services assist in infrastructure architecture design, in actual implementation, and to monitor, manage, and optimize and enterprise’s IT system, thereby enabling organizations to focus on strategic initiatives for its core business. ePLDT comprises of an ecosystem of skilled subject matter experts and the most experienced IT management experts in the nation.

Businesses are adapting to unprecedented uncertainty during the global pandemic. And it is evident that digital transformation, with the aid of PLDT Enterprise’s ICT solutions, can facilitate better collaboration, higher productivity, more agility, and stronger resiliency—giving businesses the opportunity to drive revolutionary change and thrive in the long term.

PLDT Enterprise’s latest brand campaign titled ‘Unbreakable’ celebrates the resilience of the Filipino that enabled them to come out stronger from the challenges of the past year. As an extension of this campaign, PLDT Enterprise now urges businesses to shift their focus from traditional technology management to more revolutionary undertakings that will make their organizations ready and fit for the future. Watch PLDT Enterprise’s “Revolution” video here:

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Modernization and improvement of the Calbayog Airport

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More room for economic growth, trade expansion and vibrant tourism await Samar province as the Department of Transportation (DOTr), together with the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) continues to improve air mobility in the region with the modernization and improvement of the Calbayog Airport.
DOTr Secretary Arthur P. Tugade and CAAP Director General Jim Sydiongco led the inauguration of the development projects in Calbayog Airport today, 05 May 2021. They were joined by other transport officials, local government leaders, and airline stakeholders to witness the momentous event.

Focus of the officials’ messages during the inauguration was the benefits of the completed development projects at the Calbayog Airport which is known as the "alternative gateway" to Eastern Visayas.

The development project involves the construction of a new Passenger Terminal Building (PTB). With the completion of the project, the Calbayog Airport terminal has been transformed into a modern and improved facility, which can now accommodate 450 passengers, increasing its previous 76-passenger capacity.

Aside from the new PTB, the completed development projects in Calbayog Airport also include the widened runway, expanded apron, construction of runway end safety area (RESA), a vehicular parking area (VPA), and security fence, and drainage system.

In his speech, DOTr Secretary Tugade stressed the need to develop transport infrastructure projects, such as airports, amid the pandemic, so that every region in the country will be equipped with the necessary instrument crucial for recovery and continuous growth.

“Dapat lang na balansehin natin ‘yung tinatawag na pangangailangan ng health protocols sa pangangailangan ng paglago ng ekonomiya,” Secretary Tugade stressed.

“Ginagawa natin ang paliparan na ito, upang pagdating ng tinatawag na ‘new normal’, andiyan na ang pasilidad upang sa ganoon, ang negosyo, ang pagbiyahe ng ating mga kababayan, at ang pag-unlad ng negosyo ay nakakasa na,” Tugade added.

Meanwhile, CAAP DG Sydiongco echoes the same message, saying: “With the continued commitment of DOTr, CAAP, and the LGU, progress in the Eastern Visayas Region’s transport sector will continue to take off.”

The improvements and development of the Calbayog Airport are expected to help further boost economic activities in the entire Region VIII and promote growth not only in Samar but also in its adjacent provinces.

“I’m sure that with the much-improved Calbayog Airport, it will offer nothing short but comfort and efficiency to the traveling public. And surely, this will bring in more tourists and boost the economy of Calbayog City and the rest of the Samar,” Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Secretary Michael Lloyd Dino expressed.

For his part, Samar 1st District Representative Edgar Sarmiento also commended and thanked Secretary Tugade, the entire DOTr, and CAAP for giving importance and attention to the needs of Samarnons.

“They did everything, from the very start of the construction until finally to its completion, to make sure that the Samarnons will be given this very beautiful airport,” Congressman Sarmiento said.

Apart from the development projects that have been carried out in the Calbayog Airport, the DOTr also has numerous infrastructure projects in Region VIII since the Duterte administration took over in 2016.

In the Aviation Sector, 23 airport projects have been completed, including development projects in the Biliran Airport, Borongan Airport, Catarman Airport, Maasin Airport, Ormoc Airport, and Tacloban Airport. Meanwhile, 14 more airport projects are ongoing.

In the Maritime Sector, 76 commercial and social tourism port projects were completed, including the San Isidro Municipal Port, San Jose Port, San Roque Municipal Port, Allen Municipal Wharf, Albuera Port, and Villaba Municipal Port. Meanwhile, 11 more port projects are ongoing to add to the 76 port projects already completed by the DOTr and Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) from 2016 to the present.

Inauguration and inspection of completed and ongoing airport development projects in the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) in Lapu-Lapu City

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Transportation Secretary Arthur P. Tugade led the inauguration and inspection on, 5 May 2021, of completed and ongoing airport development projects in the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) in Lapu-Lapu City, in fulfillment of the government’s promise of improved air connectivity, job opportunities and tourism growth for the Visayas region.

The DOTr development projects included the MCIA Terminal 2 facilities, the soon-to-be inaugurated Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) Corporate Building, the new MCIA taxiway, and the new CAAP building. These airport projects were relentlessly pursued by the DOTr, under the leadership of Secretary Tugade, with the able support, assistance, and cooperation of the and Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), under Director General Jim Sydiongco, and the MCIAA amid the pandemic.

Before the inauguration of the development projects in Cebu, the Transportation Chief also inaugurated the development projects at the Calbayog Airport in Samar.

In his speech, Secretary Tugade said he is glad to return to Cebu for the inauguration of the new MCIA taxiway. The Transportation Chief added that he will never tire of doing projects that will contribute to the happiness, comfort, and convenience of Cebuanos.

“Hindi ako napapagod at hindi ako mapapagod kung ang aking gawain ay mga programang nakakatulong sa sambayanan, programang nakakapagdulot ng ngiti sa sambayanan lalo’t higit sa mga taga Cebu. Mahalaga po sa amin ang Cebu. Mahal po ng Pangulong Duterte ang Cebu,” Tugade said.

*MCIA Terminal 2 and MCIAA Corp. Building Inspected*

Secretary Tugade, with Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Secretary Michael Dino, first inspected the MCIA Terminal 2 Facilities then proceeded with the inspection of the MCIAA Corporate Building, which is targeted to be inaugurated on 31 July 2021.

MCIAA OIC Glen Napuli said Secretary Tugade’s visit to the MCIA Terminal 2 has boosted the morale of aviation and airport frontliners.

“Yung mga frontliners natin nandiyan for a year, nagtatrabaho, naka-PPEs, mainit yan. Namatayan na sila, nandyan pa rin. They are risking their lives. They are welcoming our OFWs with smiles. At least mapasalamatan nila si Secretary. Maraming salamat Sir, malaking bagay ‘yun sa amin,” Napuli expressed.

According to the MCIAA, airport international departures are currently integrated with the old terminal due to the pandemic. Terminal 2 is now aiding international arrival operations with swab booths and kits for RT-PCR testing and health protocol assistance.

Meanwhile, the construction of the MCIAA Corporate Building was aimed at housing more employees in a single building with better equipment and facilities. The building also promises improved services and accessibility to clients once operational before the end of 2021.

*New MCIA taxiway inaugurated*

After inspecting the MCIA Terminal 2 and the MCIAA Corp. Building, Secretary Tugade inaugurated the new MCIA taxiway, another development project under the massive ‘Build, Build, Build’ Program of the Duterte administration.

Secretary Dino, in turn, expressed his gratitude to Secretary Tugade and the entire DOTr for helping Cebu move forward amid the pandemic. He said the province badly needs the airport for it to open up and recover.

“My gratitude to our excellent and very able Secretary Tugade and his team for pushing for the early completion of this taxiway project. We appreciate you so much for loving and taking good care of Visayas. Sobrang sipag mo. I don’t know how come hindi ka napapagod. Secretary Tugade, more power to you, Sir, so we can have more projects here in the Visayas,” Dino said.

With the new and expanded taxiway, the previous maximum aircraft movement capacity was increased from 35 aircraft per hour to 40 aircraft per hour. Additionally, the previous maximum aircraft parking capacity, which was 40 aircraft slots has been increased to 50 aircraft slots.

Moreover, with an upgraded taxiway, more local jobs are expected to be generated as more employment opportunities will be opened by new locators and new concessionaires once larger aircraft are accommodated in the MCIA.

*New CAAP building inaugurated*

After inuagurating the new MCIA taxiway, Secretary Tugade also unveiled the new CAAP Administration Building located within the MCIA complex.

The new CAAP building is a 2-story infrastructure that houses various facilities of the agency. The completed building will enable CAAP personnel to extend efficient service to its stakeholders.

*Bantayan Airport rehab and other Cebu transport projects*

Aside from the inaugurated MCIA projects today, the DOTr has another aviation project ongoing in Cebu. The DOTr is also rehabilitating the Bantayan Airport. Repairs on the airport are now 94.67% complete and are eyed for completion by the second quarter of 2021.

Meanwhile, the DOTr and the Cebu Port Authority (CPA) have also completed seaport projects in Pilar, Malapascua, and Maya. Four other projects are now ongoing in Bantayan, Consolacion, Cebu Baseport, and in San Fernando.

Arjan Bhullar: I’ve Been Ready for Brandon Vera for a Long Time

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When Indian wrestling champion and rising heavyweight star Arjan “Singh” Bhullar came to ONE Championship in 2019, he had one goal on his mind, and that was to earn the right to challenge reigning ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon “The Truth” Vera for the belt.

After spending the past year building up to this world title opportunity and trying to make it a reality, Bhullar gets his chance the next time he steps into the Circle. Bhullar finally meets Vera in the headline bout at ONE: DANGAL, a tape delayed event from the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore that airs on Saturday, 15 May.

Bhullar is excited to get his shot at ONE Championship gold, and appreciates the

“I was frustrated as this was the third time that we’ve signed the contract to fight him. So I was frustrated but you know, the whole world has to adjust because of the pandemic. And we’re no different,” Bhullar said.

“Many people are losing their lives and livelihood because of this. So, the fact that I can do it now, I’m happy about that. And it is much less a disruption compared to what other people are facing in their lives. I’m happy I'm here, and timing is everything.”

Bhullar says he is more than ready to take on his toughest test yet, given how his training has progressed over the past few months.

“Honestly, this camp has been amazing, and the growth I've made over the last year has been amazing - growths I wouldn’t have had a year ago, internally, strategically, and I think that is going to make a big difference in this fight,” Bhullar added.

Against Vera, Bhullar faces one of the most dominant world champions in the promotion.

After building his career initially in North America, Vera left the UFC in 2013, and joined ONE Championship the following year. He captured the inaugural ONE Heavyweight World Title in December 2015, and has since made multiple successful world title defenses.

Known as a fearsome striker, Vera is a nightmare matchup for anybody in the division, including Bhullar. But the Punjab native believes he’s coming into this fight with the right strategy, one that will bring him the victory.

“I think my boxing is way better than his and that’s a huge hole that I’m looking to exploit. It falls right in line with my grappling range. So, he’s going to want a slower pace, at range moving type of fight and we are going to want to be up in his face, pressing him all night and punching him and taking him down,” Bhullar said.

“But above all that, his kickboxing stands out more than anything. So we really focused on this. And his kickboxing and his kicks, his range, how he likes to operate from space, so, we will plan for that and to take all those things away as well as other tools.”

ONE: DANGAL features a host of Indian martial arts stars, and aims to showcase the very best that India has to offer. Other Indian athletes scheduled for action include atomweight phenom Ritu “The Indian Tigress” Phogat, Gurdarshan “Saint Lion” Mangat, and Roshan Mainam.

Bhullar is excited to lead this all-star cast, and make history. If he can defeat Vera, Bhullar stands to become the first ever mixed martial arts world champion from India.

The Indian star knows what's at stake in this next test inside the Circle, and confidently says he’s been ready to realize his dream for a while now, all due respect to the champion.

“Vera, you have to give him credit. He is a very experienced fighter. He has been around for a long time and has faced the best in the sport. He has been the ONE Heavyweight World Champion for many years for a reason. He has finished everyone he’s fought. So, he’s very dangerous and he is good everywhere,” Bhullar said.

“I think I've been ready for Vera for a long time. I've been training and learning at a high level for a long time and I’m excited to show that. What he likes to do when he is up against the cage, on the ground - look at his habits. That’s the one thing, a lot of his habits and tendencies are the same for all of these years, so we were able to study a lot of that and prepare accordingly.”

Thursday, May 6, 2021

LaLiga Grand Finale: Who will win LaLiga 2020/2021?l

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Football fires up excitement from all over the world. In Spain, it is undoubtedly the sport with the greatest expectations. The country’s most important national competition is La Liga, in which the best players from around the world participate. Even though this year there are no spectators in the stadiums, aficionados continue to follow the games through the media with much excitement.

This weekend, the top four teams in the standings will play in two decisive matches. The first in the ranking, Atlético de Madrid, will play against the third, Barcelona. The second, Real Madrid, will play against the fourth, Sevilla.

Fundación Santiago, in collaboration with LaLiga, Instituto Cervantes, and the Embassies of Spain in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam, is organizing a free webinar: “LaLiga Grand Finale: Who will win LaLiga 2020/2021?”. This event will take place on Thursday, May 6th at 18:00 (for Manila & Kuala Lumpur) and 17:00 (for Hanoi & Jakarta), and may be accessed at Members of the audience who vote will get a chance to win a free Spanish course at Instituto Cervantes.

Instituto Cervantes shows the diversity of Spanish-speaking cinema with a series of documentaries

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This May, to highlight the rich diversity of viewpoints and narratives, Instituto Cervantes de Manila is presenting the online film cycle “Zonazine”, a showcase of Spanish and Latin American documentaries. The films will be shown through the Instituto Cervantes channel on the Vimeo platform ( and will be freely accessible for 48 hours from their start date and time.

The series, which comprises of four films, will kick off on May 8, Saturday, with the online screening of El cuarto reino (The Fourth Kingdom), available for 48 hours through the folllowing link: Directed by Adán Aliaga and Àlex Lora in 2019, this documentary has received several awards worldwide –-the 2020 Gaudí Award for Best Documentary and the Grand Jury Award at the 2019 Atlanta Film Festival, among them. It portrays the daily life of a can collection and recycling center in a New York neighborhood. Through René, an illegal worker from Mexico, and the relationships he establishes with his peers, the film explores the lie of the "American dream." In the face of disappointment, the escape is usually alcohol, but René also discovers beauty and art in the world around him.

The film cycle will continue on May 15 with the second documentary of the series, Para la guerra (Francisco Marise, 2018). In this war film there are no gun shots, but there is a wound: that of the lonely and tenacious Cuban ex-combatant, Mandarria, who is looking for the comrades who survived in his last mission 30 years ago, in the Nicaragua of the Sandinista revolution, in a quest to give meaning to his life. The film will be available only on May 15 & 16 through this link:

On May 22 & 23, enjoy the weekend watching Baracoa (2019) by Argentinean filmmaker Pablo Briones. This documentary portrays the daily life of two children on the outskirts of Havana, offering us their superb and natural performances with an exceptional touch and formal beauty and a humor that provokes admiration and smiles from each of its viewers. The film, which bagged the Audience Award in the 2019 Malaga Film Festival, will be available only on May 22 & 23 through this link:

Finally, the series will close on May 29 & 30 with the online screening of the Mexican documentary Una corriente salvaje (Nuria Ibáñez, 2018). With a self-contained approach, Nuria Ibáñez depicts an exceptional portrait of the human condition in this her third feature film in which she presents us with a story of friendship and distrust between two fishermen who live isolated between the desert and the sea, in a nameless and apparently unpopulated place on the Mexican Pacific coast. Catch the movie at this link:

All the documentaries, presented by Instituto Cervantes in collaboration with the Malaga Film Festival and the Embassy of Spain in the Philippines, will be in Spanish with English subtitles. Admission is free. For further information on this film series, please check out Instituto Cervantes’ website (ñol/142806) or its Facebook site (

For further information about the cultural program of Instituto Cervantes please visit Instituto Cervantes’ website (, or Instituto Cervantes Facebook page

TikTok Launches Media Solutions in the Philippines to Help Local Companies Grow their Business

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TikTok For Business levels the playing field and empowers businesses of all sizes to reach their ideal customers.

TikTok, the leading short-form video platform for creating, sharing, and discovering short-form video content, is now open to advertisers of all sizes in the Philippines. To complement TikTok's rapid user adoption in the country, local SME advertisers will now be able to join their enterprise counterparts in reaching their audience on the app through TikTok's authorised agencies and partners in the market.

TikTok has been the #1 downloaded app in Southeast Asia since February 2020 (Source: App Annie, February 2021), creating a large user base, highly engaged community, and diverse content and audiences. The app has experienced a tremendous growth in users in SEA, with 2 out of every 5 users in the Philippines being parents, and 1 out of every 2 users being purchase decision makers (Source: Global Web Index). Users have also driven rapid growth across a variety of content topics, the fastest growing being finance and money, and education.

Through TikTok For Business, advertisers in the Philippines can now reach and engage with these diverse audiences to drive their business success. Advertisers will now have access to all of TikTok's present and future marketing solutions designed for brands. TikTok aims to give marketers the tools they need to tap into unique opportunities that can only be found on the app.

Through TikTok Ads Manager, TikTok For Business empowers small and mid-size enterprises (SMEs) to be discovered and connect with the community of users on the app, build their brands, and achieve their business goals. These tools are designed to support advertisers through each step of the campaign creation process. Marketers can now make the most out of the creativity of the TikTok community, reach new audiences, and optimize their marketing campaigns, all within an easy-to-use platform.

While the launch of TikTok Ads Manager is designed to empower small and medium enterprises, TikTok will continue to strengthen existing relationships with enterprise customers across CPG, Food & Beverage, BFSI, Telco, eCommerce, Pharma and Healthcare in the Philippines. Now, SMEs will also be able to enhance their advertising campaigns on the app through TikTok Ads Manager.

Grow business with TikTok Ads Manager

With TikTok Ads Manager, small and mid-size businesses will get to reach potential customers, and share their online journey in a fun and creative way. A business can advertise by creating and posting video ads with a flexible budget, including repurposing their existing creative assets to easily run ad campaigns on TikTok. Advertisers can also track the progress and success of every campaign using TikTok's vast array of measurement and analytics tools, including third-party mobile measurement partners for app developers, and TikTok's own pixel for website tracking. This helps businesses make sure that they are running effective and efficient campaigns on the platform.

A variety of creative tools are also available for advertisers to use on TikTok Ads Manager. These are:

Quick Optimisation - Adds TikTok style visual effects or opening frames to your video with a single click.

Smart Video - Leverages innovative technology to analyze uploaded videos and images, automatically selecting clips and music to create beautifully edited videos.

Smart Video Soundtrack - Incorporates music, which is a vital part of every TikTok video ad. Select from up to 4,000+ copyright free sounds

Video Templates - Turns image assets into TikTok ready videos with over 60 customizable video templates for various aspect ratios

TikTok Video Editor - Edits video creatives down to individual frames, add transitions, and precisely place elements within a video with TikTok’s free web-based video editor

TikTok's Lead Generation, the first-party solution that helps businesses reach prospects in order to convert them into potential customers with ease, is also available to businesses in the Philippines. With Lead Generation, businesses can share details of their products and services that are related, appealing, and interesting to their customers with a few simple taps.

Digital solutions for boosting business growth

2​020 was a challenging year for businesses all over the Philippines, with a crippling months-long lockdown as one of its greatest hurdles. According to the 2020 Asia Pacific Small and Medium Business Digital Maturity study conducted by International Data Corp. (IDC), 70.6% of micro, small, and medium enterprises in the country were forced to temporarily cease operations due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The same survey also shows that 58.8% of businesses reported zero income, while 28% had revenues drop by over 30%.

As they recuperate over the coming months, investing on digital transformation could actually help companies, particularly SMEs, to meet their business goals. It has been found that digitally mature SMEs are generally more productive, and are able to report higher revenues, versus those that are slow to adapt to digitalization. In the present scenario, digital tools have also become necessary and effective means for businesses to reach consumers. These are some of the primary reasons for the development of TikTok Ads Manager, at a time when consumers are found to opt for online transactions and interactions in light of the ongoing pandemic.

The global agency, We Are Social, reports in its Digital 2021 study that Filipinos spend an average of 4 hours and 15 minutes each day on social media, a 22-minute increase from the country's Digital 2020 average. The Philippines also led the world in social media use in 2019 and 2020. Now, through TikTok Ads Manager, SMEs gain access to this large, highly engaged local community that exists online.

"We want to give brands and businesses the ability to reach millions of potential customers online in a unique way, with every single short-form video they share on TikTok. Through the platform's easy to use advertising solutions, we hope to help businesses find their authentic voice, and enable them to maximize their creative potential in order to grow and thrive, while also being able to save on advertising expenses," said Esme Lean, Head of Small and Medium Businesses, Southeast Asia - TikTok.

Start advertising in 3 easy steps

Businesses that are interested to start advertising on TikTok may do so by following 3 simple steps:

1. To sign up for a TikTok Ads Manager account, please visit

2. You can start advertising by creating a campaign together with your video assets or design an eye-catching ad or videos using TikTok Ads Manager's creative tools.

3. Once you set your targeting, budget and creative, submit your ad for review and go live.

To learn more about TikTok Ads Manager, please visit our Help Center:

Download TikTok on your iOS and Android devices today.

Candidates Face Toughest Physical Task Yet on Episode 8 of ‘The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition’

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Episode 8 of “The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition” airs tonight on AXN, and the competition comes down to the wire. With only eight candidates remaining, the drama turns fierce as alliances take shape and conflicts begin to heat up.

[Ep 8 Teaser:]

This week, candidates are tested by mixed martial arts legend and ONE Championship Vice President, Rich “Ace” Franklin in arguably the toughest physical task of the season so far: survive a simulated open water helicopter crash. Needless to say, some candidates were left gasping for air.

In the business challenge, candidates face a sales challenge for the first time this season, offering upcycled products to B2B and B2C customers.

Catch the action on One Sports on Monday, May 10, at 9PM. For more information and How to Watch, check out the official site at

Meanwhile, watch Filipino MMA superstar and The Apprentice judge Brandon “The Truth” Vera as he takes on challenger, Indian wrestling champion Arjan “Singh” Bhullar in the main event for the ONE Heavyweight World Title. Entitled “ONE: DANGAL,” this tape-delayed event airs on Saturday, 15 May, and is designed to showcase the very best of Indian MMA.

About “The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition”

“The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition” invites 16 contestants handpicked from around the world to compete in a high-stakes game of business and physical challenges. The winner will receive a US$250,000 job offer to work directly under Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong for a year as his protege in Singapore.

Athletes appearing on the show include former ONE Welterweight World Champion Ben Askren, ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon Vera, ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee, ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix Champion Demetrious Johnson, Indian Wrestling Champion Ritu Phogat, and ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion Xiong Jing Nan, among others

“The Apprentice” is one of the biggest non-scripted reality television programs in history, judging the business skills of candidates who are competing for a job offer under a high-profile CEO. It has aired in more than 120 countries. The first season of “The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition” consists of 13 episodes.

Math whiz clinches three-peat win at 23rd PMO

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Grade 12 student Bryce Ainsley Sanchez of Grace Christian College bested over two dozen other finalists at the 23rd Philippine Mathematical Olympiad (PMO) held online last March 19 to 20, earning the top title for the third year in a row.

The honor was hard-earned: first runner up Steven Reyes of Saint Jude Catholic School, also a Grade 12 student, is a consistent national finalist in previous PMOs as well as a silver medalist in the International Physics Olympiad in 2018 and 2019. Meanwhile, the second runner up, Grade 10 student Raphael Dylan Dalida of Philippine Science High School – Main Campus, was the first runner up in last year’s PMO as well as a bronze medalist alongside Sanchez at the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) the same year.

“Bryce’s achievement is all the more notable and exemplary given the challenges that everyone—most especially students like him and his fellow competitors—have had to face over the past year,” said DOST Science Education Institute Director Josette Biyo. “They all truly deserve to be called Filipino Olympians,” she added.

“Mathematics truly knows no bounds, and our students and competitors are a living testament to this,” enjoined Mathematical Society of the Philippines (MSP) president Emmanuel Cabral.

The PMO is a long-standing tradition for the MSP, which has been organizing the Olympiad as an annual proving ground for some of the country’s brightest young minds for almost four decades. The competition is the Philippines’ most prestigious nationwide mathematics competition for secondary school students, who compete for the honor of representing the nation at the annual IMO.

Justice Carpio versus injustice Duterte


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Go Justice Carpio! Thank you for fighting for what is ours unlike yung isa dyan!!

Justice Carpio presented good arguments while our president sounded like an idiot mincing ad hominems and non sense. Gusto pa ng debate. Galing ng mayor ng China.

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday night said the Philippines' arbitral victory in 2016 against China's massive claims in the West Philippine Sea before the United Nations is just paper fit to be thrown in the trash.

Justice Carpio should start filing an IMPEACHMENT complaint against the current President. Duterte's treasonous actions cannot be disregarded anymore. His defense of China on the WPS row is a clear act of treason. He is choosing to side with China over the Philippines.

Justice Carpio should start filing an IMPEACHMENT complaint against the current President. Duterte's treasonous actions cannot be disregarded anymore. His defense of China on the WPS row is a clear act of treason. He is choosing to side with China over the Philippines.

Justice Carpio should accept the challenge to put Du30 where he belongs - thrash bin.

I suggest Justice Carpio must accept the challenge of the offer of President Duterte to debate the WPS issue. This will be a positive approach to lay the issue on the table and resolve once and for all.

Too many verbal exchanges on the news and internet already and we are fed up listening and reading the whinings and the blamings, an exercise in futility. The general public will surely undertand thoroughly about the issue when discussed and argued nationwide live on TV.

No other way to call it. Duterte should be IMPEACHED. Justice Carpio et al should initiate the filing and have it endorsed in Congress. They may not have the numbers but at least the people will know how those clowns and puppets in Congress will respond to the call.

It seems the word war between President Duterte and retired Supreme Court senior associate justice Antonio Carpio will not be over soon. 

Let it not be over soon! Let the discussion grow louder to make people realize the emperor has no clothes (or balls ... or a jetski).

The whole nation should encourage BuangNaInutil to do his weekly rants every single day. But before that, Justice Carpio, Amba del Rosario, Trillanes, De5 should keep taunting him.

See what he just revealed last night? Imagine the secrets he'll reveal if he talks every day.

Ret. Justice Carpio would probably slaughter the inutil in a debate. Looking forward to seeing it.

Majority of that debate would probably be the President cursing and ridiculing his opponent's appearance. And if there's a live audience, a joke every now and then to elicit cheers from his loyalists. 

Let the battle or debate begin...

Duterte pro-China versus Justice Carpio pro-Philippines. 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

PLDT Enterprise bolsters partnership with Figaro Group


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Additional services to strengthen Figaro’s communication and connectivity nationwide

(MANILA, PHILIPPINES - APRIL 2021) PLDT Enterprise recently fortified its partnership with Figaro Group as it provides additional digital services that will augment the connectivity and communication requirements of Figaro’s branches nationwide.

Figaro Coffee Systems signed up for PLDT Enterprise’s ISDN PRI Services, with a total of 60 Channels, to complement their already existing Trunk line service in all branches. This is in addition to using BEYOND FIBER, part of PLDT Enterprise solutions that will speed up and further secure their communications and data transmittal processes. With the increased demand for online food deliveries given the pandemic, Figaro can immediately attend to orders and deliveries of their customers since their hotline and network are founded on the reliable services of PLDT Enterprise.

Mitch Locsin, PLDT FVP & Enterprise Revenue Group Head said that, “the additional services that Figaro Group have availed of highlights the continuing solid partnership between PLDT Enterprise and Figaro Group which started in 2015. We both have the shared mission to provide the best quality products and services to our customers, and this latest signing is indicative of the trust and confidence that Figaro Group has placed with PLDT Enterprise.”

“Despite these very challenging times, the food business climate has remained very competitive, particularly for the Figaro Group, and connectivity with our end customers and B2B clients is key to staying successful. PLDT remains our preferred Telco Partner, and the technological advantage that PLDT Enterprise gives us, provides optimal support for our organization to achieve our business goals. The opportunity to gain a competitive advantage by equipping our system with the right technology, and evolve with the emerging trends will help ensure that our products are always easily accessible to our customers. We look forward to an even stronger partnership with PLDT Enterprise in the future,” said Mike Barret, COO of Figaro Group.

Figaro Coffee was established in 1993 by a group of coffee lovers and enthusiasts which served high-quality coffee and delicious pastries in a lounge-like atmosphere. Its championing of local Barako coffee has made it the epitome of what a world-class global homegrown brand can become, with 20 company-owned stores and over 40 franchised outlets. It has since become Figaro Group, having diversified its food service offerings with the acquisition of Angel’s Pizza and Tien Ma’s Taiwanese Cuisine.

Anthony Fernandez, AVP & CRM Head of PLDT Enterprise expressed gratitude on the fortified partnership with Figaro Group, adding that “working together allows us to not only support them technologically, but it also gives us the opportunity to patronize our customers’ products, by bringing Figaro Group’s brands and products into the program for PLDT Group. We look forward to helping them grow their business more, and to succeed alongside PLDT Enterprise.”

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