Army: Red’s strength in W. Visayas weakening

first_imgOther surrenderers were “Bobet”, “Dodoy”, “Tams”, “Boy”, “Nini”, “Boy”, “Junior”, “Jojo”, and “Jan-Jan.” “Massive surrender has really weakened them and talagang kaunti nalang sila. The program of the government is really effective (kasi may) maraming programa para sa kanila,” said Pancito./(With PNA/PN) They also turned over two shotguns, one caliber .45 pistol with bullets, three grenades, five riffle grenades, and 240 bullets of .9MM pistol. Eleven members of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army surrender to authorities in Antique on June 23. Philippine Army’s 3rd Infantry Division spokesperson Major Cenon Pancito III said the strength of the rebels in region is weakening. PROVINCE OF ANTIQUE ILOILO City – The strength of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) in this region is weakening, according to the Philippine Army’s 3rd Infantry Division (3ID)Major Cenon Pancito III, 3ID spokesperson, said the insurgency will be nearing its end if more NPA members  would surrender to the government.“The rebels really feel the pressures of our offensive operations. They also see the good governance of our local government units and the support of the community,” he said.According to Pancito, only two out of four front committees of the NPA remain. “Kung makikita natin, dalawa nalang na front committees (Southern and Central) ang naiwan kasi they need more members para mabuo ang isang committee. Their strength is really (weakening) kasi marami na nag-surrender at namatay sa encounter and then mga tinataguan nila ay na-overrun na natin sa tulong din ng mga mamamayan,” said Pancito.The 3ID is optimistic the insurgency problem in this region will be addressed soon. Eleven members of the CPP-NPA in Antique surrendered to the Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines on June 23. The highest-ranking surrenderers were “Ka Paner” and “Anton”, both squad leaders who had managed 12 armed rebels.last_img read more

Philip Bowcock – Global vision will reshape William Hill

first_img Share Submit William Hill accelerates transformation agenda to overcome COVID realities August 5, 2020 GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles William Hill Chief Executive Philip Bowcock has stated to investors that his tenure will reshape the UK legacy bookmaker into a ‘digitally led and internationally diverse gambling business’.Speaking at the FTSE firm’s ‘Capital Markets Day’, Bowcock outlines the three strategic areas that will drive William Hill’s corporate turnaround, seeking to completely transform the bookmaker by: –Driving digital growth in the UK and internationallyGrowing a business of rapid scale in the USRemodelling UK Retail“We will meaningfully reshape William Hill over the coming years, moving from a business that is predominantly UK-centric and land-based to being a leading gambling business that is digitally led, internationally diverse and sustainable ” Bowcock statesBowcock is confident of William Hill securing its proposed £242 million acquisition of Stockholm-listed MRG Group, strengthening the firm’s European digital profile by acquiring a proven multi-market asset.“Our ambition is to build the world’s most trusted digital gambling brand and a business with greater scale, more geographic diversity and higher profit margins. The UK is our largest market and we will deliver an engaging and safe customer experience which will enable us to grow sustainably ahead of market growth rates and gain market share”.Digital growth will be supported by William Hill’s aggressive US growth strategy, in which the company has committed to investing $70 million towards driving technological improvements, seeking to secure an early mover advantage over competing European incumbents.Led by Joe Asher, William Hill US has been tasked with developing the lead sportsbook proposition for a market that could ‘generate between $5-19 billion in sports betting revenues by 2023’.“Our ambition is to grow William Hill US’s EBITDA from $50m from the US Existing business in 2018 to c$300m from the US Existing and US Expansion business in 2023. We expect our operations in new retail and tethered mobile states to become profitable within their first one to two years, supporting investment in the brand, marketing and technology”Though Bowcock presents a bold global mission statement, at home William Hill has to immediately address its UK retail downturns which have dragged corporate performance and value.Facing a tougher UK regulatory environment following 2018’s Triennial Review judgement, industry analysts will be keeping a close eye on how Bowcock remodels William Hill’s retail proposition.Mitigating the inbound FOBTs £2 wagering reduction, Bowcock confirms that William Hill has begun to research product innovations which may offer sustainable alternatives to B2 gaming machines.“The implementation date has been announced as October 2019. As previously announced, we expect this change to reduce Retail’s profitability by £70-100m following mitigation measures, including circa £15m of cost reductions.”Closing the address to investors, Bowcock outlines that all William Hill future growth initiatives across a global scale will be underpinned by the Group’s approach to sustainability through its long-term corporate initiative ‘that nobody is harmed by gambling’. Share SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020last_img read more