GOOD NEWS PILIPINAS HEADLINES – JANUARY 28, 2016

In the headlines of Good News Pilipinas…

LTFRB REDUCES MINIMUM FARE ON PUBLIC UTILITY JEEPNEYS

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board on January 21, 2016 have issued a price reduction for Public Utility Jeepneys (PUJ) in Metro Manila, Region 3 and Region 4 and this was effective last Friday, January 22, 2016.

FILIPINO ANIMATOR GRABS TWO AWARDS FROM SEVENTY THIRD GOLDEN GLOBES

Filipino animator Ronnie del carmen was recognized in this year’s 73rd  Golden Globe Awards for his huge hit animated movie “Inside Out.” Del Carmen was the co-director and co-writer of the said movie in which he described as a “unique and courageous” film.

FIRST FILIPINO-SINGAPOREAN FILM SET TO COMPETE IN BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL

“Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis” (A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery), a film by the award-winning director, Lav Diaz, is the only Philippine entry which has been selected to compete in the 66th Berlin International Film Festival this year.

FILIPINA DESIGNER WAS CHOSEN AS ONE OF THE FEATURED DESIGNERS FOR SELFRIDGES’ SPECIAL COLLECTION

Filipina designer, Mich Dulce, was one of the selected designers to be featured in 2016 Bright New Things special collection by the high end department store from London which is Selfridges.

FIBA DECIDED TO HOLD QUALIFYING TOURNAMENTS FOR OLYMPICS IN THE PHILIPPINES

Last Tuesday, the executive committee of International Basketball Federation (FIBA) announced that Philippines has been chosen to host the FIBA Olympic Qualifiers for men.

FILIPINA CHEF HAS BEEN NAMED AS THE BEST FEMALE CHEF IN ASIA

Chef Margarita Forés was the First Filipina to be recognized by Asia’s Fifty Restaurants as the Best Female Chef in the entire continent.

PACQUIAO VERSUS BRADLEY FIGHTS FOR THE THIRD TIME IN APRIL

Manny Pacquiao’s fight over Timothy Bradley Jr. will be on April 9, 2016 at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. Pacquiao is getting ready to see his opponent inside the boxing ring on the third time.

PHILIPPINES HOSTED THE SECOND LARGEST EVENT OF BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU

After the Pan Asians competition in the South East Asian Region, the second largest Brazilian Jiu Jitsu event happened recently in SM Mall of Asia Music Hall, last January 23-24, 2016.

THE FIRST PHILIPPINE MADE SATELLITE TO HAVE ITS POSSIBLE SPACE LAUNCH IN APRIL

The first Phillipine-made satellite, Diwata I, was set to have its initial space launch on April this year with the help of International Space Station.

MANILA METROPOLITAN THEATRE UNDERGOING A MAJOR RENOVATION AFTER SEVERAL DECADES OF ABANDONMENT

The historical building of Manila Metropolitan Theater (MET) is gradually restoring to its former glory after several decades of abandonment through the help of Metamorphosis Project of National Commission for Culture and the Arts.

ASEAN TOURISM FORUM THIS SUCCESSFULLY HOSTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM

ASEAN Tourism Forum 2016 is an annual conference of ASEAN countries discussing the innovations, trends and developments in the tourism industry and to execute joint policy for the growth of the region’s tourism. This forum started on January 18 and ended last January 25, 2016 at SMX Convention Center, Manila.

DUMAGUETE CITY WAS SELECTED BY THE CHINESE TRAVELLERS AS THE NUMBER ONE TOURIST DESTINATION IN ASIA

Dumaguete, the capital city of Negros Oriental in Central Visayas, has been chosen by the Chinese Travelers as the top tourist destination in Asia. The said claim was based on the ranking conducted by Agoda. com, one of the world’s leading online hotel platforms.

GOOGLE CHROME TO OUTSET AN UPDATE FOR THE FASTER INTERNET EXPERIENCE

Google recently announced that it will begin to outset an update to Chrome that will make the browser more reliable and faster. The update is about the new data compression algorithm called Brotli, which Google first revealed last September 2015.

 TELSTRA MIGHT BE LAUNCHED IN THE PHILIPPINES THIS 2016

Telstra might enter the business industry in the Philippines this year with the partnership of San Miguel Corporation. It is originated in Australia and known as one of fastest broadband connection globally.

THIS YEAR’S PANAGBENGA FESTIVAL SET TO HAPPEN ON FEBRUARY TO MARCH

Baguio, Philippines will soon have its annually celebrated elegant blooming flower festival also known as Panagbenga this coming February 1, 2016 and will last up to the first week of the following month (March).

SINULOG FESTIVAL WAS SUCCESSFULLY CELEBRATED BY THE FILIPINOS AROUND THE GLOBE

Sinulog festival is celebrated during January 10-16 at Cebu City in honor of the infant Child Jesus or commonly known in the Philippines as Sto. Nino. Sinulog festival is also celebrated in different parts of the world.

AYALA CENTER SET TO HOST BIGGEST ART FAIR IN THE COUNTRY

The fourth edition of Art Fair Philippines on February 18-21 at The Link, a car park facility in Ayala Center, Makati, is set to be its biggest show yet as it expands from 24 during its first year to 40 participating galleries.

PLDT AND SMART HAVE COME TOGETHER TO OFFER THE FIRST PHILIPPINE DATA SHARING PLAN

PLDT HOME DSL and SMART telecom the country’s leading telecommunications and digital services providers, have teamed up to offer the Philippines’ first data plan that enables subscribers to a home DSL service to share their data allocation with mobile phones of their family.

LAWYER FROM DUBAI THAT ADVOCATES THE RIGHTS OF THE MIGRANT FILIPINOS RECEIVED AN AWARD

Dubai resident Barney Almazar, a migrant rights protector for OFWs in the Middle East was recently awarded the prestigious Ten Outstanding Young Men and Women (TOYM) award.

ART GALLERY IN SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA SHOWCASES FILIPINO ARTISTS’ MANILA-INSPIRED ARTWORKS

MANILA: Beyond the Envelope, an art exhibit featuring the paintings of transnational and immigrant Filipino artists, Manuel Ocampo, Ricardo Ricafort, Mel Vera Cruz, and Marcius Noceda, in San Francisco is being shown in San Francisco from December 4, 2015 to March 10, 2016.

DLSU-D TO HOLD A MAJOR FUND RAISING PROJECT FOR THE UNIVERSITY’S PRIORITY PROGRAMS

De La Salle University-Dasmariñas will be holding the Share the Animo Raffle Surprise (STARS) for the benefit of the University’s priority programs such as Scholarships & Financial Assistantships, Training & Research, Advocacies & Formation, Relief & Rehabilitation.

DLSU-D INVESTS MORE ON SUSTAINABILITY CAMPAIGNS

De La Salle University- Dasmariñas is aiming to promote an over-all sustainable campus by the academic year 2016 by implementing campaigns related to energy reduction and paperless transactions.

 All these and more on Good News Pilipas, today, January 28, at 4:00 PM anchored by Ms. Angie Quadra-Balibay and Mr. Abraham Tayao. Only here at 95.9 Green FM!

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