Author: Raffy Rico

UBTECH Robotics Introduces New Star Wars first Order Stormtrooper Robot, The alpha 1 Pro Humanoid Robot and STEM-Friendly Jimu Robots

UBTECH Robotics is a global leader in intelligent humanoid  robots. The Company’s interactive robots serve the public, accelerate STEM education for children and assist and entertain in the home. Integrating UBTECH robots into our daily lives enhances how we live, work, learn, and play. UBTECH introduces New Star Wars First Order Stormtrooper Robot with Companion App, at the Atrium, Mall of Asia, Pasay City, November 26, 2017. Star Wars First Order Stormtrooper has the following features: First And Third Person AR (Augmented Reality) App Modes, Voice Commands, Facial Recognition, Sentry Patrolling  and  Connect via secured WIFI on an encrypted...

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Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok

Ni Rick  P. Nicolas Nagpakuha ng larawan ang Bagong binuong Team na  Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok  na  haharap sa  PBA Philippinne Cup sa darating na season, matapos magpa press conference sa Ynarez Gym...

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EdPam to request investigation on baseless illegal drug link

Ni: Criselda Palarca ANGELES CITY – Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan yesterday expressed his eagerness “to face his accusers” that he is allegedly involved in drugs as he called for the immediate convening of the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) to investigate and adjudicate on Central Luzon local officials supposedly in the list of narco-politicians recently stripped of police powers by the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM). “I would want to face those who accuse me in open investigations as their allegations are without basis and could be product of dirty politicking,” Pamintuan said during Monday’s flag ceremony at the Angeles City hall. The RPOC is the mechanism that is supposed to validate, investigate and adjudicate to either affirm or clear local officials accused to be involved in drugs. But Pamintuan said there has been no validation and investigation yet before the list that included him was released. The RPOC for Region 3, chaired by Bataan Governor Albert Garcia, is set to meet anytime before the month ends. Pamintuan expressed confidence that he will be cleared by the RPOC even as he has yet to see any evidence against him. “My suspicion is that the raw information against me is tainted as the same unfounded charges were being hurled against me before by my political opponents,” he said. During the flag ceremony, Pamintuan recalled that he was the first local official...

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PCC to host 3rd National Carabao Conference on Nov. 27-28

By: Cecilia Irang , DA-PCC At least 500 farmers and other stakeholders in the carabao-based industry will attend the Third National Carabao Conference (NCC) on November 27-28 at the national headquarters and gene pool of the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) in the Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija. With the theme “KalabaJuan, Pagpupugay sa Magsasaka at Kalabaw”, the conference will serve as a venue for meaningful interaction, significant dissemination of information, exchange of ideas, and discussion of good practices that are expected to inspire more people to participate in the Carabao Development Program (CDP). The two-day conference will gather individuals and groups who are benefitting from the carabao-based industry, particularly local government officials and representatives from various government agencies and private organizations that are actively involved in the implementation of the CDP, which is considered as PCC’s flagship program. Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito, chairman of the Senate Committees on Health and Demography and Urban Planning, Housing and Resettlement; and Congresswoman Cecilia Leonila Chavez, representative of Butil Farmers Partylist; are expected to be present in the event as guests of honor. According to Khrizie Evert Padre, Information Officer II of the PCC’s Knowledge Management Division and the overall chair for the third NCC, this event will recognize and honor the contributions of farmers and the farmers’ docile and reliable ally in the farm and in their livelihood – which is...

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2 Filipino fighter lalaban sa ONE: Immortal Pursuit, sa Singapore

Ni NOLI C. LIWANAG MARINA BAY SANDS, Singapore – Inihahandog ng largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), ang 10 bout full card ng ONE: Immortal Pursuit, na gaganapin sa Nobyembre 24 sa Singapore Indoor Stadium.Asahan na ang isa na namang maaksyon at kapana-panabik na gabi ng martial arts na pangungunahan ng mga martial artist sa buong mundo na magsasagupa sa ONE Championship cage. Ipinakilala sa ginanap na press conference sa Simpor Junior Ballroom of Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, noong Nobyembre 22, ni ONE Championship chairman-CEO Chatri Sityodtong, ang mga maglalaban sa ONE Immortal Pursuit kung saan ang mga fighters ay tatampukan nina Ben Askren, Shinya Aoki, Amir Khan, Adrian Pang, May Ooi, Vy Srey Khouch, at mga Filipino MMA Richard Corminal at Gina “The Conviction” Iniong.Mula sa pagkakapanalo sa nakaraang ONE: Legends of the World na ginanap noong Nobyembre 10, sa State-of-the-Art facility ng SM Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena, Pasay City, sa Women’s atomweight bout, kampeon ang Filipina fighter na si Gina “The Conviction” Iniong kay Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol sa pamamagitan ng TKO (Strikes) na naorasan ng 2:12 minutes sa Round 2.Ilang linggo lamang ang lumipas lalaban na muli ang pambato ng Lakay Central Gym na si Iniong (6-2-0) kontra sa pambato ng Japan na si Mei Yamaguchi na may record na 16-10-1, para sa atomweight title.Makakalaban naman ni Richard Corminal (4-1-0)...

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ONE: IMMORTAL PURSUIT PRESS CONFERENCE

Ni: Max FERRER Nagsagawa ng press conference ang ONE Championship, ONE: IMMORTAL PURSUIT sa Simpor Junior Ballroom ng Marina Bay Sands, Singapore kahapon, November 22, 2017. Pinangunahan ng Chairman and CEO ng ONE Championship na si Chatri Sityodtong ang nasabing press conference na kung saan inisa-isang pinakilala sina Ben Askren, Shinya Aoki, Amir Khan, Adrian Pang May Ooi, Vy Srey Khouch, Mei Yamaguchi at ang pambato ng Pilipinas na si Gina Iniong. Gaganapin ang fight night sa November 24, 2017 sa state-of-the-art Singapore Indoor Stadiumsa sa main event nina ONE Welterweight World Champion Ben “Funky” Askren para idepensa ang...

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SSS loans, benefits can now be withdrawn via UMID-ATM Cards

More than 34,000 members of the state-run Social Security System (SSS) may now withdraw through automated teller machines (ATM) their social security benefits and loans using their Unified Multi-purpose Identification (UMID) cards. SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel F. Dooc said the rollout of the program will make disbursements easier for member benefits such as disability; retirement; self-employed and voluntary; sickness and maternity claims; and member privileges like salary and calamity loans.  “Doing direct transfer of funds for loans and benefit proceeds to the UMID card ATM accounts is safer and faster. It will eliminate the cost of printing and mailing of checks, as well as delay in the delivery of service due to postage time and lost checks. As soon as the loan is approved by SSS, it will only take at least 24 hours for our members to withdraw it from their bank accounts”, said Dooc. Several banks had been invited to the UMID-ATM program since November 2013. To date, SSS has signed agreements to implement the program with four banks. UnionBank of the Philippines (UBP), one of the accredited banks, was the first to complete the program and started deploying kiosks in three SSS branch offices last year. At present, UBP kiosks where UMID cards can be activated, are in seven SSS branches — Baguio, Diliman, Manila, Buendia, Cebu, Pioneer and Davao. Additional UBP kiosks...

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Angeles City holds first rescue olympics

ANGELES CITY- The Angeles City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (ACDRRMO) spearheaded this city’s first rescue olympics held November 10 (Friday) at the City College of Angeles covered court. ACDRRMO Chief Francis Pangilinan said that the olympics is a convergence of all barangay-based DRRMCs in line with the Executive Order No. 35 signed by Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan. “We are envisioning a safer, liveable, adaptive, and resilient community for every Angeleño especially in the face of untoward emergencies and natural disasters,” said Mayor Pamintuan. “The EO signed by our city mayor has tasked the ACDRRMO to enjoin all villages in the city in forming and activating their own Barangay Rescue and Action Brigade,” said Pangilinan. The ACDRRMO chief added that a total of 16 barangays that underwent the city’s preliminary series of trainings on basic life support (BLS) are expected to participate in the said Olympics. This is to instill the importance of BLS especially in responding to real-life emergencies and related scenarios. In his special message, Regional Director Marlou Salazar of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) said that the olympics is a clear manifestation of the city’s commitment towards building a disaster-responsive community. “Skills that are not put into practice will remain theories forever. This [activity] will help the city promote a culture of preparedness in the community,” said Salazar who is also a retired member of...

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DOST-TAPI conducts inventors contest and exhibits

Staging the theme, “Inventions and innovations for the People”, the Department of Science and Technology- Technology Application and Promotion Institute (DOST-TAPI), through the DOST Regional Office 1, will conduct the 2017 Regional Invention Contest and Exhibit (RICE) on November 14 to 16, 2017 at the Robinsons Place Ilocos in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte. To recognize Filipino inventor’s creativity, hardworks and efforts in showing their inventive capabilities, a total of 234 entries from the secondary schools, State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) and private individuals and institutions in Region 1 will be exhibited and judged during the event. The total entry is composed of 6 Utility Models, 13 Creative Research, and Sibol Awards which is composed of 201 and 14 entries from secondary schools and SUCs, respectively. The competing teams or individuals will be garnering the following awards namely, Tuklas Award, Outstanding Utility Model Award, Outstanding Industrial Design, Likha Award, and Sibol Award for high school and college students. The entries will be judged according to the originality of the technology, creativity/methodology, the market potential and usefulness, and presentation and demonstration of the participants. Three regional winners will be selected per category and will be announced and awarded during the closing ceremonies on November 16, 2017. An inventors’ summit will also be conducted to discuss concerns among the inventors as well as the laws governing inventions, and their rights and...

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BASIC HANDLER’S COURSE CONDUCTED FOR PDEA, PNP, BJMP, MARINES K9 UNITS

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) conducted a K9-unit basic handler’s course with 22 participants from the Agency and counterparts from the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), Philippine National Police-Police Regional Office-Cordillera (PNP PRO-COR) and Philippine Marines. “The 12-week course enabled the participants to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and techniques in handling narcotics detection dogs (NDDs) and acquaint them with scenarios that require K9 operations and special tactics, including greyhound operations in correctional facilities, check-point operations and airport and seaport interdictions,” said PDEA Director General Aaron N Aquino. The graduation ceremony of the PDEA K9 Basic Handlers Course Class 2017-03 was held on November 9, 2017 at the PDEA National Headquarters in Quezon City. The PDEA K9-unit has 52 strong NDDs composed of 32 Belgian Malinoises, five Jack Russell Terriers, 11 Labrador Retrievers, two German Shepherds and two Golden Retrievers, and 57 handlers in 17 regions nationwide. Aquino said that the Canine Handler’s Course allowed the participants to familiarize themselves with substances subject for detection; understanding of K9 behavior and the five basic freedoms of animals, receive training regarding search patterns and to detect hazards; basic knowledge in airport and port operations and safety guidelines, among others. “These canines, when properly trained and ably assisted by humans, can be inexpensive, low technology but proven indispensable assets against the ongoing drug problem in the country,” the PDEA...

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