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Travel far and change lives

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UN chief urges peaceful solution of South China Sea dispute

3 hours 3 min ago

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called Friday for a peaceful solution to territorial disputes in the South China Sea, where China's increased assertiveness has alarmed its smaller neighbors.

Subaru XV now priced among sedans

4 hours 58 min ago

Motor Image Philipinas (MIP), the authorized distributor of Subaru in the country, has positioned its brand new crossover SUV, the Subaru XV, well within the sedan segment’s price range. This move, according to MIP, was made to give the public an opportunity to experience the brand’s unique automotive technologies by lowering its price. Buyers of […] The post Subaru XV now priced among sedans appeared first on Carmudi Philippines.

Why online business attracts SMEs?

5 hours 14 min ago

E-commerce is slowly changing the landscape of the country’s small and medium enterprises, especially in the delivery private and public transport sector. One particular area is how these firms can quickly gather or replace their fleet of vehicles with the help of online shopping made easier by online vehicle ads platform such as Carmudi Philippines—one […] The post Why online business attracts SMEs? appeared first on Carmudi Philippines.

SE Asia Stocks-Mixed; Thai index slips ahead of economic data

6 hours 28 min ago
BANGKOK, May 22 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stock markets were flat to weaker on Friday, with the Malaysia index hitting a more than two-month low and Philippines touching an over one-week low on ...

China says U.S. actions in S.China Sea "irresponsible, dangerous"

9 hours 20 min ago

By Sui-Lee Wee BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Friday it was "strongly dissatisfied" after a U.S. military plane flew over part of the South China Sea near where China is building artificial islands, and called on the United States to stop such action or risk causing an accident. The Chinese navy issued eight warnings to the U.S. P8-A Poseidon, the U.S. military's most advanced surveillance aircraft, when it conducted the overflights on Wednesday, according to CNN, which had a team on board the U.S. aircraft. China claims 90 percent of the South China Sea, which is believed to be rich in oil and gas, its claims overlapping with those of Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Taiwan.

SE Asia Stocks - Mixed; small caps lift Thai index

10 hours 21 min ago
BANGKOK, May 22 (Reuters) - Southeast Asian stock markets were mixed on Friday as selective buying in construction stocks brought the Thai index to a near four-week high while Malaysian benchmark hit a ...

DIY Round-up: 4 Faux Flowers

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 02:30

Flowers: the easiest way to add a pop of color, life, and scent in any room. You'll need about a dozen sheets of sewing paper patters or a similar kind of paper try old typewriter paper, or try fancy art paper if you want something that looks crisp and new.

2015 Hyundai Lateral Drift goes to Philippine Arena

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 02:22

The smell of burnt rubber and screeching tires are some of the highlights that will be seen at the most adrenaline-pumped drifting event of the year—the 2015 Hyundai Lateral Drift Championship series.   Held at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan, the event will be the biggest venue in the drifting competition. This is the […] The post 2015 Hyundai Lateral Drift goes to Philippine Arena appeared first on Carmudi Philippines.

The Richest Senators In The Philippines

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 01:40

The 2014 Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth for politicians and public servants are now available for anyone to … The post The Richest Senators In The Philippines appeared first on

Kitchen Blues

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:58

Though more common in the bedroom, the bathroom, and the living room, blue can be used in the kitchen to astounding effect. It could stand as the main color scheme, or as the accent color, as shown in these excellent examples:Blown glass piecesNo repainting or redecorating necessary: simply rummage around the house -- or the furniture boutique -- for a set of blue blown glass bowls and a vase or two. Use them as accent- or centerpieces amidst a kitchen made of light wood.Blue napkins or tableclothAnd again: use blue as a complementary counterweight or accent to wood. ...

PHILIPPINES PRESS-AirAsia Philippines seeks $500 mln valuation for IPO - Inquirer

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:50
The Philippine unit of Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia Berhad is seeking a valuation of at least $500 million for its initial public offering set within the next two years, the Philippine Daily Inquirer ...

Consultant, facing joblessness, claims P5.9-M lotto pot

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:00

A 39-year-old information technology consultant, whose job contract will expire this month, has claimed his share of the 6/45 Mega Lotto’s P17.8-million jackpot in its May 13 draw, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) announced yesterday. “I could not sleep for the past several days, thinking about where I could get the money to pay my children’s tuition,” the winner told PCSO general manager Jose Ferdinand Rojas II when he received a check for P5.9 million at the PCSO’s central office in Mandaluyong.

Arroyo electoral sabotage trial delayed anew

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:00

The electoral sabotage trial of former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was postponed again yesterday. Felda Domingo, Pasay City Regional Trial Court Branch 112 spokesperson, said yesterday’s hearing was reset to June 11 after Arroyo’s lawyer, Benjamin Santos, filed a motion telling the court he has another hearing in Tuguegarao, Cagayan. Arroyo, former Maguindanao governor Andal Ampatuan Jr. and former election officer Lintang Bedol was charged for allegedly staging a 12-0 victory for Team Unity’s senatorial candidates in Maguindanao in the 2007 polls.

Cager’s daughter: I will never drive again

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:00

Kim Asaytono vowed never to get behind the wheel again after she hit 14 people on Tuesday night and killed one of them. Even if she gets out of jail one day, the 22-year-old daughter of former Philippine Basketball Association player Nelson Asaytono said she no longer wants to drive. Maybe, I will still ride a car but I will never drive again,” she told The STAR in an interview in her jail cell at the Manila Police District headquarters.

Disaster center to rise in Clark

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:00

The private sector is set to build a disaster operations center near Clark international airport in Pampanga to strengthen the country’s preparedness against natural calamities. In his closing remarks during a two-day Earthquake Resilience Conference, businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan said yesterday the Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation (PDRF) would build the center that would serve as base for immediate response to a disaster. Pangilinan, co-chair of the PDRF, said the disaster operations center would also be used for long-term recovery efforts.

China shoos away US plane in disputed sea

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:00

The Chinese navy warned a US surveillance plane flying over artificial islands that Beijing is creating in the disputed South China Sea to leave the area eight times, according to CNN, which was on board the flight on Wednesday. The P8-A Poseidon, the US military’s most advanced surveillance aircraft, flew at 4,500 meters at its lowest point, CNN said. The incident, along with recent Chinese warnings to Philippine military aircraft to leave areas around the Spratly archipelago in the South China Sea, suggests Beijing is trying to enforce a military exclusion zone above its new islands.

Senators say BBL raises constitutional red flags

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:00

Senators yesterday urged the House of Representatives to amend the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) without raising constitutional problems. “Unless we sufficiently address the question of constitutionality, the concerns of all stakeholders, as well as practical issues of administration and other problematic provisions of BBL, it will surely be challenged before the Supreme Court,” said Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr., chairman of the Senate committee tackling the BBL. Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago said the BBL cannot be approved in its present form, pointing out some of its provisions need an amendment to the Constitution to be accommodated.

Phl in continuing talks with UN on refugees

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:00

The Philippines is in a continuing dialogue with the local office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on how it may help the Rohingya and Bangladeshi boat people, Malacañang said yesterday. Other Southeast Asian countries – Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand – faced criticisms for denying entry to the refugees, although Kuala Lumpur has announced moves to search for and rescue them at sea. It was also reported that Indonesia on Wednesday has agreed to take in the migrants until they can be sent home or are resettled in a third country.

Revilla to remain at PNP custodial center

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:00

Despite accusations that he is receiving special treatment in the detention facility, the Sandiganbayan refused to transfer Sen. Ramon Revilla Jr. from his cell at the Philippine National Police (PNP) custodial center in Camp Crame to a regular jail. The Sandiganbayan denied yesterday the prosecution’s motion for reconsideration of the anti-graft court’s earlier ruling that allowed the senator to be detained in Camp Crame, Quezon City. The Court finds no cogent reasons to justify a reversal of the challenged resolution,” First Division magistrates said in a ruling.