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  • PDRRMC

    Pasig Rescue Team, PDRRMC Conducts Training to Ilocos Norte Resiliency Staff for New Extrication Device

    The Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) through the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) conducted a two-day training for use and maintenance of the province’s newly acquired extrication device last July 25-26, 2018. PGIN employees supporting disaster and relief operations of PDRRMC, together with officers of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), […]
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    Expanded National Integrated Protected Area Systems or ENIPAS Act of 2018 Signed

    The Expanded National Integrated Protected Area Systems (ENIPAS) Act of 2018 is now signed into law by President Rodrigo Duterte. Republic Act 11038, or the ENIPAS Act of 2018 strengthens protection and adds more than 100 legislated protected areas in the Philippines, including the Philippine Rise Marine Resource Reserve. The ENIPAS Act of 2018 adopts […]
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  • Suzuki

    Suzuki PH Launches the All-New Dzire and Swift

    Suzuki Philippines (SPH), a Pioneer compact car distributor, opens second half of the year with the back-to-back launch of the much-anticipated all-new Dzire and Swift. The grand launch, held at Marriott Hotel, Pasay City and attended by over 500 media, bankers and dealers nationwide, introduces not only the latest upgrades on two of Suzuki’s popular vehicles […]
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  • Techtonic Summit

    Philippine Startup Wins at Techtonic Summit 2018

    Techtonic Summit 2018 is an annual 2-day convergence of Asia’s most disruptive ideas, technologies, and innovations that featured the best startups from all over Asia, investors, corporates, and government representatives, and local and foreign startup enablers. From its startup competition, the Ring of Fire, which was joined by 20 startups, one stood out among the […]
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    BDO says: Investing in RTBs supports nation-building

    EVERY Php 5,000 investment made in retail treasury bonds — RTBs — makes a difference for the country. According to the Bureau of the Treasury (BOTr), the government agency responsible for issuing RTBs, a retail investor capable of allotting a minimum amount of Php 5,000 can positively influence as every peso invested in RTBs is […]
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    Uber to Launch Lite App Targeting Millions of New Users

    Uber is making a play for millions of new users with slow or patchy internet connections. The ride-hailing giant unveiled Uber Lite in India on Tuesday, claiming in a blog post the app would use five megabytes of data, the same amount of smartphone memory as “just 3 selfies.” Uber said the new app should help […]
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Technology

  • Churreria La Lola

    Churreria La Lola Launches RUSH-Powered Loyalty App

    In recent years, churros (Spanish fried dough pastry) have become a staple snacktime treat among Filipinos. A plethora of kiosks has popped up offering the deep-fried goodness in numerous malls nationwide. But one name stands above all when the word “churros” spring to mind: Churreria La Lola. Since opening their first branch in Powerplant Mall in December […]
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  • Acer Day

    Acer Holds Annual Acer Day Through #PlayMusicTogether Event

    Acer, the global leader in computer hardware technologies, kicked off its annual Acer Day celebration last July at the Glorietta Palm Drive Activity Center. Themed “Play Music Together”, the launch event doubled as a concert and dance show featuring Moira dela Torre and IV of Spades, both youth music icons of today, as well as renowned dance troupe the G-Force. Introduced last […]
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  • Autodesk

    Autodesk Game On: Expanding the Philippine Game Development Industry

    Wordtext Systems, Inc. (WSI) launched Autodesk’s latest contribution to Philippine technology with Game On: Expanding the Philippine Game Development Industry. The event also featured Mr. Matt Dewees, Regional Head of Media & Entertainment for Southeast Asia as well as Mr. Siddhart Bulorker, Senior Technical Specialist for ASEAN Region, who highlighted the product strengths and solutions. […]
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People

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    PUVMP Program Turnovers Isuzu modernized PUVs at Senate Grounds

    Isuzu Philippines Corp, led by its President Hajime Koso, turned over today the initial 15 modernized jeepneys to be used for the government’s PUVMP – Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program. In formal turnover ceremonies held in front of the Senate building in Pasay City, in the presence of Senate President Vicente C. Sotto III, Senator […]
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Road Trip

  • Dinagat

    Contrasting Truths Of Faith: Dinagat

    Famished and wet, we trudged our way out of thick rows of passengers disembarking at San Jose port. All coming from Surigao del Norte, we braved ferocious waves, but above all, the thought of being stranded at sea, due to monsoon-led rains. In a silly effort to save pesos, we began tackling the steep incline leading to […]
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    Uber to Launch Lite App Targeting Millions of New Users

    Uber is making a play for millions of new users with slow or patchy internet connections. The ride-hailing giant unveiled Uber Lite in India on Tuesday, claiming in a blog post the app would use five megabytes of data, the same amount of smartphone memory as “just 3 selfies.” Uber said the new app should help […]
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Interest

  • Time Please

    AFP Citizen Soldiers Supports Globe & Disney’s Time Please, A Nationwide Volunteering Program

    AFP citizen soldiers vow to actively participate in activities available on Time Please volunteering portal. A major support command of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) vowed to participate in the nationwide volunteering program of Globe Telecom and The Walt Disney Company Philippines called Time Please, in a bid to help more communities across […]
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    On-demand Offices Sparks Idea to Launch Jabbrrbox

    Jabbrrbox comes of age. Haven’t quite got that executive club status or just find airport lounges overwhelming? A new concept has appeared in Terminal B of New York’s LaGuardia Airport that could be the answer. Meet Jabbrrbox. These windowed booths can be rented to gain access to Wi-Fi, USB charging, mood lighting, flight trackers and audio speakers in […]
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    Elite Car for Japan Toyota Century Received a Rare Redesign

    The Toyota Century, a car of choice for Japan’s elites, just received a rare redesign. The newest generation of the Century is the third in the car’s roughly 50-year history, and the first major update to the car in 21 years, Toyota said this week. The latest version will run buyers 19,600,000 yen, or about […]
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Resources

  • RTBS-Philippine-Pesos

    BDO says: Investing in RTBs supports nation-building

    EVERY Php 5,000 investment made in retail treasury bonds — RTBs — makes a difference for the country. According to the Bureau of the Treasury (BOTr), the government agency responsible for issuing RTBs, a retail investor capable of allotting a minimum amount of Php 5,000 can positively influence as every peso invested in RTBs is […]
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    Car-Buying Help: 5 Smart Resources to Get the Right Car at the Right Price

    by Brad Tuttle, via Time | Besides a home, an automobile is often the most expensive purchase a consumer ever makes—so, for obvious reasons, you don’t want to screw it up. To ensure you wind up with the right car at the best possible price, here’s a list of helpful and informative resources of use […]
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  • rivets

    Bonded vehicle structures – exactly what do rivets do?

    by Andrew Marsh,  via AutoIndustryInsider.com | For an aluminium intensive body shell through to a hybrid steel and aluminium alloy shell, the joining system of choice is structural adhesive. The advantages are: More efficient load distribution in the joint compared with welding. No change in the panel properties around the joint zone due to heat during […]
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