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TAIWAN will be waiving more than P400 million in fees once they start implementing the visa-free entry of Filipinos starting September this year. “The total last year is P420 million. But that is not our real concern. What is important is how we strengthen our friendship and mutual understanding,...
THE Spanish region of Castilla-La Mancha is the largest wine-producing region in the world, accounting to about 50 percent of the entire global output within its 460,000 hectares of territory. The said liquors from the heart of Spain, known as the “land of Don Quixote”, have achieved a consistent quality...
With 20 films of various genres selected for more than 100 screenings across six major cities nationwide, organizers said this year’s edition is set to be the “biggest and best yet”. The festival officially kicks off its 20th anniversary in grand style with its opening night on July 6, featuring...
FRENCH Ambassador to the Philippines Thierry Mathou recently welcomed select members of the media on board the Le Prarial. The light-monitoring frigate of the French Marine Nationale was on a weeklong goodwill visit in Manila and docked at Pier 15 during the interview. She is the second ship of the...
THE Philippines and Mexico were engaged in direct commerce and trade for 250 years, which set sail half a millennium ago. But today’s generation of Mexicans are encouraging Filipinos to revive that golden age of commercial exchange. That way, the two countries could once more herald a new dawn of...
THERE’S a new kid on the block serving burgers for those on the go... A warm, rock-star welcome to Raging Bull Burgers, whose “ranch” is at the ground level of the Shangri-La at the Fort. Dubbed “the younger brother” of Raging Bull Chophouse & Bar, the restaurant prides itself on the...
Story & photo by Claudeth Mocon-Ciriaco AS a former journalist, Ben Burrowes is definitely loving his new job. Being the Education New Zealand Regional Communications and Strategic Relations Manager for Southeast Asia, Burrowes enjoys meeting and talking to international students who have lived in New Zealand and speak so fondly of their...
THE Asean members and free-trade agreement (FTA) partner-countries are working to ensure the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a “substantive agreement” before concluding the deal. “To conclude a substantive agreement not necessary this year, but when we have something suitable for everyone; that everyone can gain something from...
FROM defense, science, education and to trade, a wave of new agreements is seen to boost Philippine-Czech cooperation. With the first Czech Jesuit missionaries in Manila and the Visayas in 1680s, not to mention the Czech defenders of Bataan during World War II, Czech relations with the Filipinos bore deep...
Story by Recto Mercene / Photos by Stephanie Tumampos IT is not very often envoys from the Middle East engage local journalists in wide-ranging discussions and touch on many issues, including political subjects, but it appears Ambassador Hamad Saeed Alzaabi is an exception. Last week he graciously invited a few of us...
FOR the 22nd year, the French Film Festival in Manila will treat moviegoers to critically acclaimed feature films, which provide a mirror into French society. From June 9 to 17, the festival continues this tradition at the Ayala Malls Cinemas in Greenbelt 3 and the Bonifacio High Street (BHS) Central...
Brasilpinas 2017 was held recently at Rockwell, wherein guests had a glimpse of the Brazilian culture, dance and even, capoeira—an interesting form of martial arts. The event was dubbed Brasilpinas 2017: A Samba Reggae Summerfest. Guests got to experience the heart-pounding drums of Bateria Brigada, while Nykó Macá and SalSamba brought...
Story & photo by Recto Mercene IF anything could be learned from Israel, it is their seemingly natural inclination to the central role of science in their people’s lives, which they happily adopted in their daily activities. This is not lost to invited guests during the country’s 69th Independence Day Celebration...
TALK is rife about a latest attraction in the city; its popularity, fueled by word-of-mouth buzz and countless social-media shares. It’s about The Grand Fountain of Okada Manila, said to rival contemporaries in the world, including the much-heralded one in Dubai. Photos have documented, and videos have captured the vibrant...
MORE than 270 guests, mostly senior executives of local and foreign businesses, as well as members of social and business groups with connections to the local bilateral chambers, converged for the International Food Exhibition European Networking Night (Ifex ENN), which was held on May 18. The event was a project...
Story & photos by Recto Mercene THE Czech Republic opened on May 11 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) an exhibition of priceless treasure troves of their once glorious past: a photo and painting display of their castles and manors. There were also 3D models of about three castles...
Story & photo by Claudeth Mocon-Ciriaco IN May 16 Asiana Airlines’s new eco-friendly Airbus 350-900 completed its maiden flight from Incheon, South Korea, to Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) Terminal 1. In a brief interview shortly before he embarked the plane, Capt. Jorge Antonio Escalante said the “smooth” flight from lasted...
IN March, the European Union marked its creation 60 years ago in Rome, in muted festivity. After seven decades of peace and prosperity, the 28-member bloc is today bewildered with “Brexit” and “Frexit”, Britain’s and France’s exits from the Union, respectively; the immigration crisis; joblessness; and US President Donald J....
THE Philippines-Netherlands Business Council (PNBC) recently staged the memorable Kingsday Oranjebal event on April 29 in Makati City. It was organized in collaboration with the Dutch Club Philippines and the support of all members and sponsors, which included KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Heineken, Banco de Oro, Philips, Bounty Fresh, EastWest...
LAST Monday the Embassy of the Czech Republic in the Philippines commemorated the 97th birthday of Karel Aster, considered the last Czech defender of Bataan. Born on May 15, 1920, he is, to this day, the last living survivor among all the Czech defense volunteers who took part against the...
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