Atlantic Gulf & Pacific Company of Manila Inc. (AG&P) is building at its assembly yard in Batangas key components of a portfolio of liquefied natural gas and petrochemical projects, worth a cumulative $770 million, in the Philippines, the US, India and elsewhere. The homegrown global engineering contractor, now headquartered in Singapore, said its network of subsidiaries has racked up this quarter a record portfolio of contracted projects. These include works for five LNG terminals, both onshore and offshore; a petrochemical complex; modularized oil refinery; an oil depot; a new LNG bunkering vessel; and engineering for other maritime LNG applications. “AG&P’s Construction Business is forecast to have its best year, with contracted backlog already over $770 million spread over three years,” AG&P chair Augusto Gan said in a statement. “It is a groundbreaking year for AG&P as it participates in critical infrastructure projects particularly in (the) ... » Learn More about PH-born firm aids crucial infra projects abroad
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In March 2017, Anthony Bourdain had an idea for a book but no time to write it. Since he started travelling and eating on camera with the Food Network’s A Cook’s Tour in 2000, the chef, frequent dropper of F-bombs and insatiable eater of delicious things had spent the majority of his time in the field, most recently for his CNN show, Parts Unknown. Bourdain and his team decided he would carve out some time to write in the summer of 2018, when he would have a few rare continuous weeks at home during a break in filming. That, of course, never happened, as Bourdain died by suicide in June 2018. Nevertheless, almost three years after his death, and after a pandemic that almost completely shut down international travel, Ecco will publish World Travel: An Irreverent Guide by Bourdain and his longtime assistant (or “lieutenant,” as he often referred to her), Laurie Woolever. “To me, there was no question that the book would go on,” Woolever said in a recent video call from her home in ... » Learn More about How do you write an Anthony Bourdain travel book without Anthony Bourdain?
THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has given its assurance that the China-funded Binondo-Intramuros Bridge would be finished on time despite the pandemic. DPWH Secretary Mark Villar on Friday said the P3.39-billion project, which symbolizes the friendly cooperation between China and the Philippines, would be opened to commuters in the fourth quarter of the year. According to Villar, the DPWH Unified Project Management Office-Roads Management (UPMO-RMC) Cluster 1 and contractor China Road and Bridge Corp. have made efforts to speed up work progress to ensure its completion this year. The Binondo-Intramuros Bridge, as well as the on-going Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge in Makati/Mandaluyong, are funded by a grant of China and considered the first-ever infrastructure partnership project under the present administration with the Chinese. The bridge will improve the capacity and efficiency of the road transport network in Metro Manila by providing additional routes ... » Learn More about Manila bridge to be completed this year
Kapuso actor Edgar Allan Guzman marked another milestone in his career after being named Best Supporting Actor at the 4th Entertainment Editors’ Choice awards (Eddys). Organized by the Society of Philippine Entertainment Editors (SPEEd), he earned the award on April 4 for his exceptional role as Neb in the 2020 drama film “Coming Home.” In his acceptance speech, Guzman — also known by his nickname EA — expressed his gratitude to the award-giving body and dedicated this recognition to his supporters, family, and girlfriend of eight years Shaira Diaz. “Thank you sa lahat ng bumubuo sa The Eddys, sa SPEEd, ito ang kauna-unahang award ko sa inyo and this means a lot to me. Idini-dedicate ko po itong award ko sa aking family, kay Shaira, sa lahat ng aking mga inspirasyon, sa mga sumusuporta, sa mga nagmamahal, sa GMA Network family, Artist Center, and ALV family. Maraming salamat po,” Guzman said. Reaping acting awards is nothing new to Guzman. In fact, he has won Best Supporting ... » Learn More about EA dedicates Eddys win to girlfriend Shaira
One of the requirements for incorporating a company in Singapore is that it should have a registered office address. Traditionally, businesses would rent a physical space to use as their office. Recently, however, some companies have chosen to utilise virtual offices, where businesses rent a business address and use it as their own. The use of virtual offices has become increasingly popular over the years, especially for small companies. While each package differs, virtual office packages usually include services such as business addresses, communication services like phone and receptionist services, and business meeting spaces. Here are 8 considerations that business owners might have when choosing a virtual office package: 1. PRICE One important consideration for business owners is the cost of utilising a virtual office. The price of renting a virtual office package can range from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars per annum. However, the cheapest virtual ... » Learn More about 8 tips on choosing the best virtual office in Singapore for your business