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  • Devastated Venice braced for third major flood
    by csioson on November 17, 2019 at 2:26 am

    Venice, Italy | AFP | Saturday 11/17/2019 – 04:22 UTC+8 By: Filippo Monteforte with Charles Onians in Rome   Venice was braced Saturday for an unprecednted third major flooding in less than a week, with sea water due to swamp the already devastated historic city where authorities have declared a state of emergency.   Mayor Luigi Brugnaro ordered the iconic St Mark’s Square closed on Friday as the latest sea surge struck with strong storms and winds battering the region. […]

  • Robredo says illegal drugs a 'big problem' in Bicol
    by ABS-CBN News on November 17, 2019 at 2:19 am

    Vice President Leni Robredo on Saturday said illegal drugs are "one of the big problems" in her home province of Bicol.  

  • Motorista patay nang magulungan ng truck sa Pasay
    by Michael Delizo, ABS-CBN News on November 17, 2019 at 1:59 am

    Patay ang isang motorcycle rider matapos magulungan ng dump truck sa Pasay City nitong Linggo ng umaga.  

  • Duterte to sack Robredo if she shares gov't info with foreign entities: Palace
    by ABS-CBN News on November 17, 2019 at 1:46 am

    President Rodrigo Duterte will remove Vice President Leni Robredo as co-chair of government's anti-narcotic drive should she share classified information with foreign entities, Malacañang said Sunday.

  • More areas under signal No.1 as Ramon moves northwest
    by ABS-CBN News on November 17, 2019 at 12:54 am

    More areas were placed under wind signal no. 1 as Tropical Storm Ramon moved northwest "slowly," the state weather bureau said early Sunday.

  • 'May criminal intent': Isko to file raps vs SUV driver who hauled traffic enforcer
    by ABS-CBN News on November 17, 2019 at 12:45 am

    The driver had a "criminal intent" to hurt or kill the member of the Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau (MTPB), Mayor Isko Moreno said.  

  • Tasting the world in a scoop
    by racosta on November 16, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    In 2015, JP Lopez and Adrienne Borlongan had a New Year’s resolution: to start their own business. Well, why not an ice cream shop? suggested Lopez’s parents. Lopez, a California attorney, would be in charge of finance and operations while Borlongan, a chef, would take care of recipe development and marketing. Borlongan, who had been obsessed with food all her life and has a background in food science, had started “tinkering with ice cream” the previous year. “When […]

  • Ben Chan receives the Order of the Star of Italy
    by racosta on November 16, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    It was an afternoon of grateful recollection and heartwarming vision when foremost Filipino retailer Ben Chan was given the Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d’ Italia (Order of the Star of Italy) by the Italian government last Friday at the residence of the Italian ambassador. In his remarks before the appointment, Italy Ambassador Giorgio Guglielmino recalled how, two years ago, shortly after he arrived in Metro Manila to begin his stint and to prepare the refurbishing of the […]

  • ‘The Empty Chair Project’: How art can spark a conversation on mental health
    by racosta on November 16, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    The romantic image of the artist suffering for his art dies hard. Could Munch have painted “The Scream” if he wasn’t himself gripped by a nameless dread? Or could Yayoi Kusama have created her deliriously detailed pop art if she didn’t suffer from hallucinations and obsessive compulsive disorder? Would Van Gogh have been as great if he had been happy and well-adjusted, rather than manic-depressive? Recent scientific research has uncovered a genetic link between mental […]

  • Perseverance in the midst of trials is a timely reminder
    by racosta on November 16, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    17 November 2019 – 33rd Sunday Readings: Malachi 3:19-20a; Psalm 98, Response: The Lord comes to rule the earth with justice; 2 Thessalonians 3:7-12 Gospel: Luke 21: 5-19 We now come to the final two Sundays of the liturgical year. Our readings, particularly the Gospel, will picture the end times, and culminate in the Feast of Christ the King, the triumph of Christ’s sacrifice that brings us God’s forgiveness, mercy and unconditional love. In today’s Gospel, Christ warns […]

  • Should he marry his short-fused girlfriend?
    by racosta on November 16, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    Dear Emily, I am in a bind as to whether or not to listen to my mom and reconsider my relationship with my girlfriend. We are planning to get married in two years and Mom said she may be pretty and hardworking, but her temper will be the death of me. We are compatible in bed, and she brings in good money, which I allow her to keep all to herself. She has no family except for cousins she isn’t The post Should he marry his short-fused girlfriend? appeared first on Inquirer Lifestyle.

  • Cardinal Tagle to media: ‘Do not glamorize evil’
    by racosta on November 16, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle said news media’s focus on “bad news” tended to foster pessimism and even “glamorize evil.” “Sometimes unwittingly or unconsciously, our way of presenting evil present in society some times glamorizes the very evil that we want to denounce,” Tagle said during the Catholic Mass Media Awards on Nov. 12. “Let us not glamorize evil.” He warned that hopelessness was being fostered by a media industry […]

  • ‘Dad was used to taking care of people, not being taken care of’
    by racosta on November 16, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    Dad was not very sociable, so he would’ve been astounded to see the thousands and thousands of people who have come to pay their respects to him over this past week … The past few days have been a celebration of Dad’s storied life—93 years, what a long life. And he lived it to the fullest. So many people have come up to us to share stories about their personal interactions with him. His childhood best friend, Auntie Pacita Tiong, The post ‘Dad was used to taking […]

  • ‘Get some rest, Dad. We will look at the financial statements for you’
    by racosta on November 16, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    A week before Dad passed away, he was giving advice to my son, Justin, who’s 24, and his advice was: “You have to play around!” That was my dad, John Gokongwei Jr. He was like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’ll hear. A lot of people know my dad as a businessman, and boy, was he a businessman. He had been lying in bed for six weeks, unable to speak well because of a tube in his The post ‘Get some rest, Dad. We will look at the financial statements for […]

  • The Chinese ‘invasion’—in the eyes of Pinoy condo and village dwellers
    by racosta on November 16, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    There’s no escaping the Chinese presence and influence in our lives. I like Chinese food. I wear clothes and shoes mostly made in China. I go to bars and gigs with friends, including musicians, some of whom trace their lineage to mainland China. One of the soundtracks of my youth is the song “China Grove” by the Doobie Brothers, and the fourth line of the lyrics of an all-time favorite tune, Steely Dan’s “Aja,” goes: “Chinese music under banyan […]

  • Two admirable gentlemen in one day
    by racosta on November 16, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    I will never run out of stories about my amazing uncle, Peping. Every visit becomes another story to tell. He is 99 and is seldom without family and visitors. Many of his relatives and old friends and even the children of departed friends drop in regularly. Malen, his oldest daughter, moved in to personally attend to him after a fall that has confined him mostly to bed. His situation is, according to Ding, his youngest brother, the perfect recipe for The post Two admirable gentlemen in one day […]

  • As Ramon sits still over PH Sea, Signal No. 1 remains in parts of eastern Luzon
    by ABS-CBN News on November 16, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    Storm Signal No. 1 is still up over the eastern portions of Cagayan and Isabela, and northern Aurora.

  • This must be the place
    by Regina Belmonte on November 16, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    I went from having nothing holding me to the Philippines, to suddenly having so much love and light in my life, and I really feel like the island gave that to me.

  • ‘It is my honor to serve as your cavaliere,’ says Ben Chan on his award from the Italian...
    by Millet M. Mananquil on November 16, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    To Ben Chan’s job descriptions as retailer, restaurateur, traveler, art and culture advocate, add a new one: knight.

  • When Ford made cars fast and furious
    by Scott Garceau on November 16, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    n Ford v Ferrari, James Mangold’s racecar drama set in the ’60s amid the grueling Le Mans race in France, Christian Bale and Matt Damon play performance drivers who help the Ford Motor Company — known for building safe, family American cars — in designing racecars with engines that can take on the best from Italy’s Enzo Ferrari.

  • Gokongwei’s last conversation with his eldest grandson was about coffee and dating
    by Wilson Lee Flores on November 16, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    ‘Angkong was the first person to teach me how to ride a bike when I was seven, and the first person to teach me to drink coffee when I was 15 and we were in Rome,’ Justin Pe says.

  • My ‘cousin’ John, dearest Iya
    by Nikki Coseteng on November 16, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    In family conversation, it was never “John Gokongwei.” He was always fondly referred to as “Iya” while his mother Juanita, half-sister to my grandfather Jose Asensi Marquez Lim, was “ Wati.”

  • A cosmopolitan center that continues to progress
    by Scott Garceau on November 16, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    As the leading financial and central business district in the Philippines, Makati has become the epicenter of economic activity.

  • Philippine spirits, wine and beer launched in Russia
    by Pia Lee-Brago on November 16, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    The Philippine embassy in Moscow showcased some of the country’s best beverages during the Philippine Spirits, Wine and Beer Tasting Reception recently held at the embassy.

  • 'CATSFather': A celebration of a visionary and his legacy @ Grand Hyatt Manila
    on November 16, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    It takes guts, passion, vision and a lot of hard work for a business to grow from a small car accessories, tires and servicing shop in Greenhills into a leading force in the local automotive industry.

  • Nobody is ever truly alone from my heart
    by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura on November 16, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Last Sunday’s column drew interesting responses. I will quote some of them, edited for easier reading. First the most traditional:

  • PANOORIN: Mga taga-Navotas na walang tubig, ginamit muna ang ulan
    by ABS-CBN News on November 16, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    Nagpadala na rin ng mobile water tankers ang Maynilad sa mga apektadong lugar.  

  • With PCSO’s help, PAGCOR to again accept applications for medical aid
    by ABS-CBN News on November 16, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    The PAGCOR on Saturday will again accept applications for medical financial assistance on Monday, Nov. 18, after it stopped the process due to a recent attempt at fraud.

  • #WalangPasok: Lunes, Nobyembre 18, 2019
    by ABS-CBN News on November 16, 2019 at 12:35 pm

    Sinuspende ang klase sa lahat ng antas sa Tuguegarao, Cagayan, dahil sa inaasahang masamang panahong dala ng bagyong Ramon.

  • Ilang barangay sa Navotas, mahigit 1 araw na walang suplay ng tubig
    by ABS-CBN News on November 16, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    Nagkukumahog ang mga residente kung saan pa kukuha ng tubig para sa pang-araw-araw nilang pangangailangan.

  • Robredo nakipagpulong sa iba't ibang sektor kaugnay ng kampanya kontra droga
    by ABS-CBN News on November 16, 2019 at 11:51 am

    Plano rin ni Robredo na bumisita sa mga komunidad para personal na makita ang epekto ng mga programa ng administrasyon laban sa droga.

  • Binatilyo timbog sa pangingikil sa ate ng kaniyang ex-gf
    by ABS-CBN News on November 16, 2019 at 11:46 am

    Arestado ang isang menor de edad sa Quezon province matapos umano niyang pagbantaan at kikilan ang kapatid ng dating kasintahan.

  • Presyo ng Noche Buena products nakapako hanggang dulo ng 2019: DTI
    by ABS-CBN News on November 16, 2019 at 11:30 am

    Tiniyak ng Department of Trade and Industry na wala nang aasahang taas-presyo sa ilang pangunahing bilihin kabilang ang ilang Noche Buena items hanggang matapos ang 2019.

  • To fight accusations against her, De Lima launches own fact-checking website
    by ABS-CBN News on November 16, 2019 at 11:21 am

    The detained senator on Saturday launched a fact-checking website to counter "false content and misleading information against her" online.

  • Denied access to ‘narcolist’, Robredo aware of PDEA ‘mistrust’, but VP to adjust
    by ABS-CBN News on November 16, 2019 at 10:57 am

    Robredo shrugged off PDEA head Aaron Aquino's hesitance to give her a list of the top drug suspects in the country, saying she's used to working with "many limitations."

  • Dazzling dancing lights
    on November 16, 2019 at 10:50 am

    “Going to Ayala Triangle light show has been our tradition. This is our fifth year!” shared Sam, 28, who recently went with friends to Makati CBD’s Christmas installation highlight this year. 

  • Boracay resort welcomes new VIP guest
    on November 16, 2019 at 10:45 am

    Thousands of guest, from celebrities to world-famous athletes, have enjoyed the idyllic secluded beach, upscale facilities, and sophisticated amenities of Mövenpick Resort and Spa Boracay.  

  • Making a difference
    on November 16, 2019 at 10:40 am

    have always been a fan of this young man, Rafael “Raf” Dionisio, since the first time I met him when he was also invited to speak at the same youth forum I was invited to speak at. He impressed me as a typical “dynamic millennial on the go.” I was overwhelmed by all his bright ideas that I decided to invite him to speak at one of our university’s tourism events.

  • Check-in: No credit card? No problem
    on November 16, 2019 at 10:35 am

    Online booking platform Agoda now enables more Filipinos to travel as it rolls out new payment options for those who don’t have a credit card. 

  • Family bonding at the beach
    on November 16, 2019 at 10:30 am

    There are a few things better than a family bonding in, say, a world-class paradise such as Boracay. 

  • Dogs save humans too
    on November 16, 2019 at 10:10 am

    We have read and heard of humans saving dogs from cruel persons, irresponsible owners, dog meat traders, and dogfighting syndicates.

  • Puppy Care
    on November 16, 2019 at 10:05 am

    Puppies are like babies. There are so many new things one will know along the way. There are so many things one has to learn about taking care of them.  But as with babies, a new parent who has prepared for this new journey will make less mistakes.

  • All about dogs and cats: A news roundup
    on November 16, 2019 at 10:00 am

    “Now he's a star,” wrote AJ Wellington for CNN online on November 13, 2019.

  • PLDT Home ushers in Christmas with biggest holiday sale!
    on November 16, 2019 at 5:42 am

    Get ready to bring home the best deals from PLDT Home.

  • An artist of her time
    on November 15, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    Most museums are intimidating and do not appear genuinely welcoming, but one look at Nini Andrada Sacro’s murals and all eyes promenade with pleasure.  

  • 69th Palanca Awards names winners, inducts Insiang co-writer into Hall of Fame
    on November 15, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    The 69th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature honored 56 writers for their literary excellence.