MANILA, Philippines — The half year just past saw public satisfaction with President Duterte reaching a fresh record high; Sen. Manny Pacquiao scoring a “narrow yet thrilling” victory vs Keith Thurman; celebrity lawyer Amal Clooney taking beleaguered journalist Maria Ressa’s corner; Vietnamese fishermen rescuing distressed Filipinos on the West Philippine Sea; and five reformist mayoralty bets in Metro Manila winning over their political foes in mostly landmark victories, no less thrilling than Pacquiao’s own. The five — from A (Abby Binay of Makati) to Z (Francis Zamora of San Juan) — are a breath of fresh air to jaded Metro Manilans choked by politics that bring a stink to the word “traditional.” The rest of the so-called “Dream Team” (or Team “Metro Manila”) include Isko Moreno of Manila (change Isko-ming, predicts STAR chairman Atty. Ray Espinosa), Joy Belmonte of Quezon City (who brings the joy of good … [Read more...] about The Dream Team
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COPEHAGEN, Denmark—A former Filipina au pair has turned her dream into reality by owning not only one, but two sustainable plant-based or vegan restaurants in this country. Anjelli Requintina said chasing her dream would not have been easy without any relatives or family in Denmark. She came to this country to work as a domestic worker in 2009 and a year later she was granted a loan worth 80,000 Danish krone (approximately P611,000) by Nordea Bank with her host parents as co-maker. “My journey was not easy. From living alone and juggling the student life and supporting myself all the way to owning the two cafes,” Requintina said. She used the money to further her studies at De Montfort University for an intensive Bachelor course in Accounting and Finance. She was also granted a scholarship in Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration in Copenhagen Business School and Roskilde University. As an advocate of vegan diet, she was inspired to put up … [Read more...] about Pinay ex-domestic worker finds new life as café owner in Denmark
Sport Historically, emotionally and statistically, Roger Federer remains the man to beat at Wimbledon even at the 21st time of asking. 25 Jun 2019 10:20AM Bookmark LONDON: Historically, emotionally and statistically, Roger Federer remains the man to beat at Wimbledon even at the 21st time of asking.Forget the creaking knees and advancing years - the Swiss will be 38 in August - not many in SW19 will bet against their adopted favourite achieving Wimbledon history with a ninth men's title to equal Martina Navratilova's record singles mark.Victory would consolidate his position as oldest male champion, a record he set in 2017 when he won his eighth title without dropping a set at the age of 35 years and 342 days.Federer's cheerleaders will point to the confidence gleaned from 2019 tournament wins on the hard courts of Dubai - his 100th ATP title - and Miami.This year's Wimbledon lead-up has been wrinkle-free after a positive showing at the French Open, where he lost in the … [Read more...] about Federer looks to turn number nine Wimbledon dream into reality
After I updated the "worst things to buy at Daiso" article last week, we've been receiving tons of fiery comments from die-hard fans, all ready to smite me for daring to compare Daiso rubber bands with that of chicken rice packets. What might have gotten lost in the article is that I'm actually just as crazy about Daiso as everyone is - perhaps even more so. My relationship with Daiso goes back to when there was just one outlet at IMM. That's where I hung out during six-hour breaks between lectures in university, which is why I had no friends or money. After buying my first home last year, my first stop was not to inform my family but to go straight to Daiso to procure cheap Japanese ceramics. Also, I have heard the words "I really regret coming with you to Daiso" more than once. OK, enough pathetic stories from my life - let's talk about what's definitely worth your $2 at Daiso instead! 1. EVERY ORGANISER UNDER THE SUN Let's start with the obvious. For me, Daiso has completely killed … [Read more...] about 8 most value-for-money items at Daiso Singapore: 2019 edition
MANILA, Philippines — Most can attest to moms being the nurturers of families, and providers of affection, love and care. But through the years, they continue to reinvent themselves — breaking stereotypes in society, taking on multifaceted roles, and showing strength amid tenderness. So when it comes to making and saving money, moms surely can. In celebration of Mother’s Day, meet two moms who have bravely stepped up, brought their A-games, and raised their children while providing for their families. Mommy Chrys: The wise spender Chrys learned to be a wise spender by minimizing spending in small things that add up. Photo Courtesy of Chrys Esguerra del Monte Imagine separating from your husband at the height of the Asian Financial Crisis — a period that gripped most of East and Southeast Asia in the late 90s — with two very young daughters to raise alone. Sounds difficult? Maria Chrystia Esguerra del Monte, now 50, went through all these … [Read more...] about When it comes to saving, managing and growing money, moms can!