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Developing El Nido the right way

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KAYAKING at the Big Lagoon in Miniloc Island

As more tourists discover the natural wonders the Philippines has to offer, those managing one of the key attractions in the country’s so-called last frontier have a conundrum at their hands.

Posted: July 20th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Tina the Turner

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TINA grows the French kind called Sasso chicks.

She must be the second person I have met who is so proud of her color and race that her Facebook name is Tina Turner (instead of her real name) so she says “you won’t forget me” referring to the same name of a popular African-American singer of the ’80s who popularized the R&B song “What’s Love Gotta Do With It.” The other person who is also proud of her color and origins is Tes Mateo, a topnotch networker and catalyst who we always see at the Global Summit of Women. Tes uses her maiden name, she is proud to be a minority in Washington DC and is a proud dark-skinned Filipina.

Posted: July 20th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Manila Hotel–then and now

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THE MANILA Hotel has served as witness to many of the country’s momentous events.

From the many secrets its walls used to hold, to the beautiful bay sunsets, its inspiring historied past and modern twists, Manila remains to be a city to reckon with.

Posted: July 20th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Poverty rate stubborn in rich Switzerland

An aerial view of the Congress Center in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. The world's political and business elite gathered in the snow-covered resort of Davos on for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum.  AP PHOTO/MICHEL EULER

Switzerland may be one of the world’s richest nations but as many as one resident in 13 lives in poverty, official data showed on Tuesday.

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Glenda’ knocks down lines, hits power plants; Southern Tagalog, Bicol powerless

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Workers cut an uprooted tree along a highway as Typhoon Rammasun barrels across Manila on July 16, 2014. Typhoon Rammasun shut down the Philippine capital on July 16 as authorities said the first major storm of the country's brutal rainy season claimed at least one life and forced hundreds of thousands to evacuate. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE

Power transmission lines shut down in the southern parts of Luzon and in the Bicol Region during the onslaught of tropical Typhoon Glenda, the Department of Energy said Wednesday.

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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