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Winner of barong-design contest for incoming President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr inauguration named soon
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Winner of barong-design contest for incoming President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr inauguration named soon

MANILA – Speculations on who would be the lucky designer to dress incoming President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. at his inauguration on Thursday (June 30) will be answered soon as the barong-design contest will be decided within the next few hours. Jay Herrera, Marcos’ official image specialist for the past eight years, announced this amid...

For Father’s Day, try a weeknight-easy spiced steak
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For Father’s Day, try a weeknight-easy spiced steak

Thin cuts of steak such as flat iron and hanger are great for weeknight meals because they’re full of flavor and cook up fast. But a flavorful spice rub and quick marinade easily elevate the meat to a meal worthy of a special occasion. Pairing it with a simple side of partially mashed chickpeas will...

Prince Charles and Camilla wrap Canadian tour but calls for reconciliation continue
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Prince Charles and Camilla wrap Canadian tour but calls for reconciliation continue

A whirlwind visit by Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, has ended but the calls for meaningful reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples have not. The couple departed Canada Thursday night after a three-day tour that began in St. John’s, N.L., with a solemn moment of reflection on residential school deaths and ended in the North...

World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) launches major hotel sustainability initiative at its Global Summit in Manila
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World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) launches major hotel sustainability initiative at its Global Summit in Manila

‘Hotel Sustainability Basics’ provides a starting point to drive sustainability in hospitality Criteria include 12 actions that are fundamental to hotel sustainability . London, UK: The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has launched its ‘Hotel Sustainability Basics’, a globally recognised and coordinated set of criteria that all hotels should implement as a minimum to...

580K Covid-19 cases new record-high in US
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580K Covid-19 cases new record-high in US

WASHINGTON, January 2, 2022 – The United States has set several new records in Covid-19 indicators as the pandemic enters its third year, and health experts have warned of a “tidal wave” in 2022. The country shattered the daily Covid-19 cases record again as over 580,000 daily cases were recorded nationwide on Thursday, according to the...

Philippines’ 2021 population growth lowest in 7 decades
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Philippines’ 2021 population growth lowest in 7 decades

MANILA – The Philippines’ population for 2021 increased by 324,000 or a mere 0.3 percent compared to the 2020 data of 914,797 births. The Commission on Population and Development (PopCom) said on Monday the annual “natural increase” was the lowest since the period 1946 and 1947 when the population grew by 254,000. “Filipinos remained prudent by...

80% of Filipinos seek sustainable, ‘meaningful’ way to travel
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80% of Filipinos seek sustainable, ‘meaningful’ way to travel

MANILA – More and more Filipinos are getting “thoughtful and deliberate” in how they travel, with about 80 percent, saying they want to visit a place in ways that could also benefit local communities, both economically and socially. In a commissioned research forwarded by Airbnb on Tuesday, over 80 percent of Filipinos polled said it is...

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Philippines halts inbound tourism for public health, safety

MANILA – The Department of Tourism (DOT) on Tuesday supported the pandemic task force’s decision to suspend the entry of foreign tourists to the Philippines, saying public health and safety remain a priority. The Philippines originally planned to allow the entry of fully vaccinated foreigners to the country from December 1 to 15 but opted to...