1. He was not a plebeian. In his only surviving photo (he and his wife Oriang lost everything in a house fire), Bonifacio is wearing a cravat, which is a short tie. That’s the first clue. He’s definitely several sartorial notches above the nineteenth century proletariat. The Bonifacio in camisa chino, panuelo, and folded red pajamas of countless school plays was the romantic creation of 60s radicals. He also read Voltaire. That’s the second clue. A semi-literate indio could never have joined the two exclusive gents’ clubs of that time: the masonry and the La Liga Filipina, which Jose Rizal founded shortly before his exile to Dapitan. Leon Gallery declines government request to stop sale of Bonifacio documents ANCXclusive: Government asks Leon Gallery to stop sale of wartime objects and Bonifacio documents Yes, he was from Tondo, but not all of Tondo is isla puting bato or Baseco. There are actually a lot of wealthy families from Tondo. The best evidence comes … [Read more...] about Not for the faint-hearted: 5 things you’d rather not know about Andres Bonifacio
By Ben Spurr Transportation Reporter Fri., Oct. 12, 2018 Fred Ansaldo never saw the driver who hit him coming. He was riding a Bikeshare bicycle on Front St. W. a few days before Christmas in 2016 when he suddenly felt something strike his back wheel. The impact launched him off the bike and onto the hood of the car. He fell to the ground, and rolled out of the way just in time to see one of the vehicle’s wheels coming to a stop inches from his head. As he lay there dazed, a thought intruded into his mind. “Oh s---,” he thought. “She’s running away.” The driver had stopped momentarily after the impact, Ansaldo recalled in a recent interview, but he watched in shock as the person behind the wheel sped off down Front St., in full view of the crowds of people who were on the busy downtown street at morning rush hour. Article Continued Below “It was surprise first, because I couldn’t believe my eyes,” … [Read more...] about Why do hit-and-run drivers flee? For some, it’s panic. Others, a lack of remorse, experts say
Adrien Broner or Andre Berto for Manny Pacquiao before Floyd Mayweather Jr.? Joaquin Henson (The Philippine Star) - October 13, 2018 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — The word is WBA welterweight champion Sen. Manny Pacquiao will stake his crown against either Adrien Broner or Andre Berto,, tentatively in Las Vegas on Jan. 19, before he takes on undefeated and “un-retiring” Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a much-awaited rematch sometime next year. Pacquiao, 39, is now a promotional “free agent” after finally severing ties with Top Rank. Last July, Pacquiao stopped Lucas Matthysse of Argentina in the seventh round to wrest the WBA crown in Kuala Lumpur with Top Rank tapping ESPN+ to make the fight available on livestream in the US. Top Rank, however, had no contract to represent Pacquiao who refused to sign away both the rights of first negotiation and last refusal. Top Rank initially held back paying … [Read more...] about Adrien Broner or Andre Berto for Manny Pacquiao before Floyd Mayweather Jr.?
By Bianca Bharti Staff Reporter Tues., Oct. 9, 2018 Toronto street artists are teaming up and painting murals in Kensington market of a well-known artist who died in a hit-and-run Monday morning. Andre Alexander, who was known by many in the city’s art circle, was riding his skateboard early Monday morning when he was hit by a car in North York on Sheppard Ave. E. and Bonnington Place at around 1:10 a.m. Police said witnesses saw the female driver step out of her car and check on him, before driving away. She is described as an Asian woman in her 40s with short, black hair. Police said the car is described as a silver or grey Toyota Yaris, and was reported to have a child in the back seat. According to his friend Chris Hughes, Alexander had just moved into the North York neighbourhood a week ago. His other friend, Christian Caezar, said he was going out to enjoy the scenery. “He really loved his neighbourhood.” Article Continued Below … [Read more...] about Murals painted in memory of Toronto artist killed in hit-and-run
Earlier this month, Morgan Stanley announced a new class of 153 managing directors. The names of the newly promoted managing directors were released Monday. Of the new promotions, nearly 100 came from the Institutional Securities, Investment Management, and Wealth Management divisions. Ninety-five of the new MDs work in the Americas; 38 in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa; and 20 in Asia. The 153 promotions bests the 2017 tally of 140 and is just shy of the 156 the year before, according to a person familiar with the matter. Here are the names: Mitchell Adler James Manson-Bahr Andrea Aguiar Joseph J. Martella Abdulaziz Alajaji Kimihiko Matsuno Robert Avery Christopher May Sharon Bazbaz Mairaed McCarthy Sainath Bharatula Erin McCourt … [Read more...] about Morgan Stanley’s new managing-director list is out — read the names here