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Taiwan bans consumption, sale of dog and cat meat

BEIJING — Taiwan’s legislature has explicitly banned the sale and consumption of dog and cat meat and increased the penalty for animal cruelty, underscoring growing awareness of animal welfare in one of Asia’s most prosperous societies. The legislature amended Taiwan’s animal protection law to double the maximum penalty for deliberate harm to animals to two […]

Posted: April 12th, 2017 in World | Read More »

Shop N’ Take Flight to HK Disneyland


SHOP, dine and watch at SM and get a chance to go on a thrilling adventure to Disney Park’s first Marvel-themed ride – Iron Man Experience! A total of 72 winners will win roundtrip airfare via Manila for 2 persons, 3 days / 2 nights Disney’s Hollywood Hotel accommodation for 2, and two-day Hong Kong […]

Posted: April 4th, 2017 in What's Up | Read More »

Tim Ho Wan set to open at SM Seaside


GET ready for Tim Ho Wan’s arrival in Cebu. Hong Kong’s famous Michelin-starred dim sum restaurant will be opening its doors to dim sum fanatics on March 25 at the Upper Ground Floor, Mountain Wing of SM Seaside City Cebu. This will be its 7th branch in the country, the first outside Metro Manila and […]

Posted: March 20th, 2017 in Cafe,What's Up | Read More »

After French pitch, exec of hotel in Hong Kong woos Cebuanos


WITH the strong performance of its economy this year and in the last couple of years, the Philippines has not only become a tourism destination but also a lucrative tourism market for other countries as well. A development, which also puts Cebu in the middle of it all. The French and tourism officials started the […]

Posted: February 28th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

OFW in Hong Kong sees bright future after winning car


A DOMESTIC helper in Hong Kong is about to change her life, and that of her family’s. Global pinoy Jocelyn Castañares won a new Toyota Vios, the grand prize for the Gifts of Christmas Promo of Smart World Hong Kong last December. The 45-year-old mother of two has been working in Hong Kong for the […]

Posted: February 22nd, 2017 in Community | Read More »

Demecillo to fight for WBO belt in Hong Kong


KENNY Demecillo will have a chance to win a second regional belt when he embarks on his first fight abroad against a fellow Filipino boxer on March 11 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center. The 24-year-old Demecillo, an iron-chinned and a relentless fighter from the Omega Boxing Gym, will be taking on Mark […]

Posted: February 3rd, 2017 in Sports | Read More »

Niccolo and Marco Polo Hotels launch Lunar New Year Offer


THE Year of Rooster will begin at the end of January and is a perfect time of year for family gatherings and celebrations. Niccolo and Marco Polo Hotels announce their holiday special for this festive season with double the celebrations. From now until February 12, guests who book will enjoy extra benefits including breakfast for […]

Posted: January 30th, 2017 in What's Up | Read More »

Beauty for ashes


At first the narrative seems disjointed. No central character holds it together, and no plot can be discerned in the grab bag of discrete stories assembled around a beauty contest for maids in Hong Kong who have found a way to entertain themselves on their day off. But on second thought, “Sunday Beauty Queen,” adjudged […]

Posted: January 17th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

‘Sunday Beauty Queen’ marks milestone in MMFF 2016; wins Best Picture


FOR the first time in 40 years, a documentary won on its debut at this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF). “Sunday Beauty Queen,” the only documentary film to be included in the MMFF history, brought home the major awards for Best Picture, the Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Memorial Award and Best Editing at the […]

Posted: December 30th, 2016 in Life,Showbitz | Read More »

Asian stocks mixed as markets await OPEC meeting results


ASIAN stocks were mixed Wednesday, as investors awaited the results of a key meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 was flat, finishing at 18,308.48, and Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 dropped 0.3 percent to 5,440.50. South Korea’s Kospi gained 0.3 percent at 1,983.48. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gained 0.3 percent to […]

Posted: November 30th, 2016 in Enterprise | Read More »