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Memorable quotes from past SONAs
MANILA, Philippines – No other document perhaps encapsulates a president’s legacy than the State of the Nation Addresses (SONA). Aside from being an opportunity to present facts and figures to the citizenry, it also serves as an avenue for presidents ...
Posted: July 24, 2016, 10:59 pm
South China Sea ruling has so far fueled tensions: analysts
MANILA/BEIJING/TOKYO – It’s a ruling that China cannot accept, and one that the Philippines must. An international arbitration panel’s decision on the contested waters of the South China Sea so far is fueling regional tensions rather than tamping ...
Posted: July 24, 2016, 10:18 pm
Matt Hurst, two other execs depart Okada project
Matt Hurst (pictured), until lately executive vice president casino operations and marketing at Kazuo Okada’s under-construction Manila casino venue, is among three senior executives to have left the project recently, its promoter Tiger Resort ...
Posted: July 24, 2016, 10:17 pm
Church to Duterte: Thou shall not kill
MANILA - More than 300 suspected drug users, pushers and dealers have been killed by police or vigilantes across the Philippines since President Rodrigo Duterte took office on June 30. Thou shall not kill. The Sixth Commandment is the message for ...
Posted: July 24, 2016, 10:15 pm
South China Sea: Normalcy Begins
So Manila is deprived of even a solid block of ASEAN support. Other countries preferred to dwell on the fence. Moscow did a smart thing by maintaining silence right from the word go. Singapore in a voice of moderation expressed support for ‘the full and ...
Posted: July 24, 2016, 10:11 pm
Rody to shun Metro Manila events until traffic woes solved
MANILA, Philippines – President Duterte yesterday issued a public apology for declining all invitations for speaking engagements in Metro Manila, saying he does not want to make traffic jams worse and unnecessarily inconvenience citizens. In an open ...
Posted: July 24, 2016, 8:41 pm
VISA Cardholders Get First Dibs on Tickets to WICKED in Manila, Today Thru 8/25
Manila, Philippines--From 10 a.m today, July 15, until Thursday, August 25, VISA Credit, Debit, and Prepaid cardholders can purchase the first batch of tickets with 10 percent off to the UK and international tour of the dazzling, smash-hit musical WICKED ...
Posted: July 24, 2016, 7:49 pm
Come to PHL; but not Manila?
THE Philippines has gone a long way from Spanish Jesuit missionary Fr. Juan J. Delgado in 1751 and Dr. Jose Rizal in “Mi último adios,” referring to the Philippines as the “Pearl of the Orient/Pearl of the Orient Seas (Spanish: Perla de oriente ...
Posted: July 24, 2016, 9:24 am
No more guest of honor appearances for Duterte in Manila
President Rodrigo Duterte will not be showing up as a guest of honor in events in Metro Manila anytime soon. In an open letter to Filipinos read by Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella on Sunday, Duterte has declined invitations extended to him by ...
Posted: July 23, 2016, 11:32 pm
The Creative Life in Manila
I was 21 when I decided to quit university and help my boyfriend create an eco-village community on the island of Palawan. It was truly heartbreaking news for my parents. I grew up in a modest city called Cagayan de Oro, on the island Mindanao in the ...
Posted: July 22, 2016, 1:00 am