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‘Park created by families and for families to enjoy’

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MARIO O. Mamon: I found my niche

The magic turns 18. Enchanted Kingdom, the Philippines’ first theme park is celebrating its 18th year of providing wholesome fun and etching memories in every Filipino family.

Posted: October 26th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Melco ups ante in casino, tourism venture in PH

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The group of tycoon Henry Sy and the Melco Crown group of Macau unveiled Wednesday a $1.3-billion integrated tourism and gaming venture at Pagcor Entertainment City—an estate rebranded as “City of Dreams Manila,” which is expected to open by the middle of next year.

Posted: October 10th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Comcast launches portal for Asian-Pacific content

Global media and technology company Comcast today launched Xfinity Asia Internet destination (Xfinity.com/Asia), an online portal that brings together Asian-Pacific entertainment content from a variety of sources in one, easy to navigate location.

Posted: May 10th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Macy’s fetes Asian Pacific heritage with Far East Movement shows

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Select Macy’s locations in the U.S. will honor the contributions of Asian-Pacific Americans to American culture and pop music by hosting the platinum-selling Far East Movement (FM) in performances and appearances in six markets across the country in commemoration of Asian Pacific Heritage Month.

Posted: May 8th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Council recalls clearance given for diaper TV ad that spoofed ‘Battle of Mactan’

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The Ad Standards Council (ASC) has recalled the clearance given for the airing of a TV commercial for a diaper, which had spoofed the Battle of Mactan as having been triggered by the gift of low quality diapers.

Posted: April 22nd, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Bloomberry joins PSEi; SMDC out

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A Catholic priest celebrates a Mass before the start of the first day of trading at the Philippine Stock Exchange at the financial district of Makati on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. Local stocks began 2013 trading with an all-time high finish on Wednesday, riding on the global euphoria arising from a fresh US budget deal that avoided the US' fall into a much-feared fiscal cliff.  AP PHOTO/AARON FAVILA

Bloomberry Resorts Corp., the first gaming firm to open at the country’s future gaming hub Pagcor City, is set to join the 30-company local equities barometer Philippine Stock Exchange index effective March 11.

Posted: February 28th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Biz Buzz: Papaya sting

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Not a few people were surprised when word appeared on social media that the Bureau of Internal Revenue has offered a P150-million reward for anyone who could provide “prima facie evidence” that supports what appears to be the agency’s ongoing probe of Cosmetique Asia Silka Papaya (yes, the firm that makes that whitening soap product).

Posted: January 16th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Biz Buzz: Overweight, oversized

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So there was this big television and movie star who recently took a vacation overseas. She must have done a lot of shopping because, according to our source, she showed up at the airport for her flight back home with a lot of baggage—a lot more than what she had with her when she left for her vacation. (For the sake of our source, we won’t be revealing this destination. Suffice it to say that the location is a lovely country where a major Philippine airline flies to regularly.)

Posted: September 5th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

Newport Performing Arts Theater: Top-quality entertainment as big biz

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THE THEATER is alive and well at Resorts World Manila. Photo by Amadís Ma. Guerrero, Contributor

In a span of just two years, the Newport Performing Arts Theater of Resorts World Manila (www.rmanila.com) at the Villamor Complex, Pasay City, has chalked up significant accomplishments.

Posted: August 25th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Gokongwei in talks to join Okada for Vegas style, $2-B casino by bay

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John Gokongwei Jr.

The gaming and entertainment mecca rising on a reclaimed area south of Manila is the latest playground of the country’s billionaires.

Posted: July 13th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Macau firm to sink $580 M in gambling venture with SM

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HENRY SY SR.. INQUIRER file photo

Macau casino giant Melco Crown Entertainment has committed to invest up to $580 million in a Philippine entertainment complex as a strategic partner of tycoon Henry Sy, becoming the single largest investor in a “world-class” entertainment complex jumpstarted by Belle Corp.

Posted: July 6th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

SM in talks with Macau tycoons on casino project

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Belle Grande taking shape in Aseana Business Park along Roxas Boulevard.  PHOTO BY RICK ALBERTO

The group of tycoon Henry Sy is in talks to bring in Melco Crown Entertainment, operator of Macau’s City of Dreams entertainment complex, aboard the $1-billion casino-hotel project of leisure estate and gaming unit Belle Corp.

Posted: June 27th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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