3 hrs ago
A Bohemian night of colors with Patis Tesoro
I dropped by Patis Tesoro's recent exclusive fashion show launch at the Gallerie in Rustan's Makati and joined her hippie, Bohemian-inspired festivities. Patis Pamintuan-Tesoro is one of the Philippines' iconic designers.
19 hrs ago
Rama wants maps for tourists
In line with this, he instructed the City Planning and Development Office , headed by Engr. Kenneth Enriquez, to install maps in strategic areas of the city.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
Typhoon slams northern Philippines
MANILA: A strong typhoon slammed into the rice-producing Philippine northern region yesterday, cutting power and communications lines and forcing people to flee to higher ground, national disaster agency officials said. Packing central winds of 130kph and gusts of up to 160kph, Typhoon Kalmaegi made landfall early evening yesterday in Isabela province, dumping heavy rains that soaked farms, said Alexander Pama, executive director of the national disaster risk reduction and management council.
Israeli bizmen eye demo farms in city
DEMO farms showcasing Israeli organic farming technology are being eyed in Davao City by Israel-based businessmen, an investment official said. Davao City Investment Promotions Center officer-in-charge Ivan C. Cortez, in an interview with Sun.Star Davao, disclosed that this was one of the things they discussed with Doran Hemo, head of Economic and Trade Mission in the Philippines of the Embassy of Israel, in a meeting held in Davao City on September 8 and 9, 2014.
Pacific Daily News
Adventures in the Philippines
The Philippines isn't only a destination for those with Filipino roots. With Manila just a three-hour flight from Guam, there are so many reasons to take a trip to the Philippines, including affordable airfare and the chance for an exotic getaway.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
39 missing after ferry mishap in Philippines
At least 39 people are missing after a ferry lost control of its steering and was hit by huge waves in waters off the central Philippines on Saturday night, the government's civil defence office said. MANILA: At least 39 people are missing after a ferry lost control of its steering and was hit by huge waves in waters off the central Philippines on Saturday night, the government's civil defence office said.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
The Washington Post
A brief list of pope selfies, ranked
Pope Francis has his picture taken inside St. Peter's Basilica with youth from the Italian Diocese of Piacenza and Bobbio on Aug. 28, 2013. This week, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI participated in what were apparently his first two selfies -- at least that we know of.
Image of Asia: Vaccinating 13 million Filipinos
A local health worker administers a vaccine to a baby at a local health center at the financial district of Makati, east of Manila, Philippines, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.
Philippines tourism market: Airports facing major choked capacity issues
Tourism flourished, with a significant increase in domestic and international tourist volumes, primarily due to the Department of Tourisms continuous efforts to promote the Philippines as a key tourist destination in the Asia-Pacific region. Prioritization of the sector also led to an increase in investment in tourism infrastructure and the government is aiming to improve transportation infrastructure in the country during the forecast period.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Call of hope draws Australians to Philippines
When Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms to ever hit land, cut a trail of devastation across the Philippines in November, many Australians felt compelled to help in whatever way they could. Some donated money, others gathered supplies and food, and a few decided to get to work directly on the ground.
South China Morning Post
Urban planner marks Hong Kong down
There's a buzz about some Asian cities, says Peter Cookson Smith, who explores the changes in his new book. Hong Kong could do better if officials took a more bottom-up approach Peter Cookson Smith has been working as an architect and urban planner in Hong Kong since 1977, but it wasn't until 10 years ago that he discovered a sad deficiency in how urban planners are taught.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Alabado: Bad Trip
HAVE you seen the longest line of trucks of Metro Manila lately? I do not know if it can qualify for the Guinness Book of World Records but it really is a real long line of desperate drivers with fuel burning engines just doing nothing but stand in line to access the Port of Manila. I guess this is the effect of the restrictions imposed by the City of Manila to all trucks traversing their territory.
2014 Korean Film Festival to commence September
This year's Korean Film Festival will start its run from Sept. 17 to 21 at SM City Clark in Pampanga.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Wall Street Journal
How to Pack for a Private Island
Gil Zaire 'Butch' Carungay: 'I travel light when going on long trips but bring the entire caboodle for short jaunts.'
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Ayala-led El Nido Resorts to Build 1,200-key Hotel in Palawan, an Island Province of the Philippines
Hotel-Online >> News >> Ayala-led El Nido Resorts to Build 1,200-key Hotel in Palawan, an Island Province of the Philippines Sept.
Gov't eyes more sea routes between Mindanao, BIMP-EAGA
The government is planning to open more shipping routes in the next two years between Mindanao and other key areas within the surging Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines-East ASEAN Growth Area .
Mon Sep 01, 2014
Proposed bridge to boost Samal economy
THE establishment of the Samal Bridge is seen to stir the economic development of Island Garden City of Samal , said Regional Development Council chair Gov. Rudolfo del Rosario.
Indian weddings in Philippines, anyone?
How about an exotic Indian wedding on the fine white sand beaches in the Philippines with the ocean waves lapping gently beside? The Philippines is planning to promote its beach resorts as a wedding destination, complete with all arrangements, including visa facilitation for guests, in order to boost tourism from India.
Silay police chief, aide injured in road accident
THE police chief of Silay City, Negros Occidental and his aide were injured in a road accident at Taytay Pedrosa, Circumferential Road in Barangay Alijis, Bacolod City Sunday morning.
Sun Aug 31, 2014
Wall Street Journal
Hillside Luxury in the Philippines
This Mediterranean-style home in the Philippines is located on a golf resort in Batangas City, which lies at a mountain ridge approximately 50 miles south of Manila.