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Thursday, April 27, 2017
Story & photos by Henrylito D. Tacio THE great Hollywood thespian Paul Newman, who finally got the coveted Oscar trophy for his performance in 1986’s The Color of Money opposite Tom Cruise, once said: “Acting is a question of absorbing other people’s personalities, and adding some of your own experiences.” His...
Story & photos by Thomas Graham SNAKING through the building site, we formed two parallel “human conveyor belts” as we passed bricks from one hand to another, until they reached the foundations of the houses we were building in one corner. Having spent several hours already under the intense heat, I...
THE Fusión Manila International Gastronomy Expo, held during the Madrid Fusión Manila (MFM) from April 6 to 8, showcased food-and-beverage products, as well as food equipment, a good number of them originating from Spain. Among the exhibitors who got a lot of attention was cheese manufacturer Quesos Hecho a Mano,...
I LOVE speaking in front of a big audience. I never thought that this would be something that I would become so passionate about. As I write this article, I feel blessed to have been invited to speak more than 300 times, reaching over 100,000 people in America, Europe, Africa...
Story & photo by Henrylito D. Tacio BORROWING the sobriquet bestowed by the defunct Asiaweek magazine, Davao City  has become “one of the most livable in Asia”. Today it  is one of the country’s top tourist destinations. The  de facto  capital of Mindanao, the city is one of the largest  in...
DELEGATES and attendees of the third Madrid Fusión Manila witnessed world-renowned chefs present and define the future of food and sustainable cuisines in the 21st century. Exploring the cultural influences of the country, Madrid Fusión Manila is back in the Philippines for the third time, bringing in award-winning and Michelin-starred...
THE Asian Development Bank (ADB) showcased its role in the development of the Philippines during the recent  “ADB@50” Photo Exhibition at the SM Megamall. The exhibit is a part of a series of celebrations marking the ADB’s 50th anniversary. It brings the ADB story to the Filipino public through highlights...
UNITED States (US) Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim made his first trip to Leyte to inaugurate classrooms and a livelihood-training center constructed by the US Embassy in the Philippines’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Palo Municipal Mayor Remedios Petilla joined Kim during the formal inauguration of nine...
THE New Zealand Embassy, with Department of Agriculture (DA) Undersecretary for Special Concerns Atty. Ranibai Dilangalen, Midsayap Mayor Romeo Arana, DA Region XII Office Executive Director Milagros Casis and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Emergency Programme Officer Michael Pizzari, led the ceremonial distribution of agricultural inputs in Midsayap, North...
STANDING conspicuously at the heart of Bonifacio Global City, the BGC Arts Center houses the Maybank Performing Arts Theater, the first standalone theater in central Metro Manila that opened to the public in November 2016. A three-story building, the theater includes the Globe  Auditorium, a 500-seater flexible hybrid-studio blackbox that...
Story & photos by Henrylito D. Tacio PRESIDENTIAL Proclamation 1414, signed in 2007, stipulates “the policy of government to promote safe and responsible use of modern biotechnology and its products as one of the several means to achieve and sustain food security, equitable access to health and services, sustainable and safe environment and...
THE Italian Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines Inc., a partner of the consortium of European Chambers’ European Union (EU)-Philippines Business Network, organized its first edition of L’Aperitivo for 2017 on March 30, dubbed L’Aperitivo Networking Night: The Night of the Pastas. “Aperitivo” comes from the Italian aprire, which means...
THE Filipina Women’s Network (FWN) and the Philippine Embassy in the United States capped the successful celebration of National Women’s Month by launching Disrupt 2.0: Filipina Women Daring to Lead on March 29 at the Philippine Chancery Annex Building. Disrupt 2.0: Filipina Women Daring to Lead is the second book in the FWN’s...
THE head of Hungary’s Foreign Affairs and Trade recently led the formalization of several agreements with the Philippines, during the occasion of the European country’s embassy reopening at Del Rosario Law center in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. “We have opened a credit line by the Hungarian Eximbank for  €510 million...
By Excel V. Dyquiangco THE People’s Republic of Bangladesh recently commemorated its 46th year as an independent state with a formal banquet, attended by local government executives, foreign dignitaries and business leaders. The country’s ambassador to the Philippines Asad Alam Siam spoke with the BusinessMirror about the significance of the celebration,...
Story & photos by Henrylito D. Tacio FROM souls to soils.... That was what Harold Ray Watson specifically did. He came to the Philippines as a missionary to save wandering souls, but ended up saving soils—particularly topsoil, which most people consider as mere dirt. In the early 1970 Watson—then the director...
FOR my inaugural column, I am featuring the NordCham Philippines Awards Night. NordCham Philippines, which is the largest Nordic Chamber of Commerce in Asia, feted the best Nordic-affiliated companies during its fourth Nordic Chamber’s Annual Awards Gala Night. The event took place at Fairmont Hotel in Makati City on March...
INTERNATIONAL filmmakers, members of the diplomatic corps, the local Indie community and corporate executives recently gathered to celebrate the Sinag Maynila 2017 Film Festival at the Samsung Hall of SM Aura Premier. A joint project of Solar Entertainment, Centerstage Productions and SM, the festival seeks to inspire, educate and enlighten...
Story & photos by Recto Mercene PAKISTAN and China, physically cut off from each other by the forbidding Karakoram mountain range, had to engage in commerce and trade all these years via the South China Sea, a distance spanning 20,000 kilometers. The route is a long-established, well-mapped trade path between China...
THE Czech Embassy in the Philippines brings to the public a glimpse of Czech photography and style at its finest with the oeuvres of renowned Czech photographer Jiří Turek, as his cityLOVE exhibition debuts for the first time in Manila. As former editor of MF Dnes magazine, Turek started to...
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