PAMPANGA – Heads up, bookworms! Big Bad Wolf, the world’s biggest book sale, is back for another round in the Philippines. This time, organizers took this highly anticipated event to San Fernando, Pampanga, bringing more affordable books to Central and Northern Luzon. The book sale opens its doors to the public for free this Friday, July 12, and runs 24/7 until the 22nd of the month. “We listen to the petitions of our followers on our social media platforms,” said Nerisa de la Peña, country manager of Big Bad Wolf Philippines. “One of the demands is to bring Big Bad Wolf here in Pampanga to cater to customers in Central Luzon.” Despite the change of venue and the smaller space, event organizers assure the book-loving public that they can expect the same huge collection of books from every conceivable genre – sci-fi, the classics, young adult, nonfiction, reference, and arts and crafts, among others. And of course, all the books are sold at … [Read more...] about Big Bad Wolf book sale opens in Pampanga
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MANILA – Five months since the last Big Bad Wolf event in the Philippines, the book sale is set to come back next month. This time, the event will be held in Pampanga from July 12 to 22 at the LausGroup Event Centre in San Fernando. The book sale is expected to bring in best-seller titles, young adult fiction, romance, science fiction, crime thriller, business, self-help, architecture, design, cooking, children’s fiction, and activity books, among others. A day before the opening, lucky book lovers will get a chance to participate in an exclusive VIP day where they can get first dibs on the titles they love. Committed to a vision of changing the world one book at a time and promoting a culture of reading, the Big Bad Wolf book sale offers brand new books at 50% to 90% off recommended retail price on books across different genres. The event has since been to the Philippines four times, beginning with Manila in February 2018, then Cebu in July and Davao in November. The … [Read more...] about Big Bad Wolf book sale set in Pampanga in July
Terminus: Thousands of cattle are trucked to Agege market in Lagos each week to meet spiralling demand for beef KADUNA (NIGERIA) - "Move! Move!" The herders cry, the packed crowd divides, and a vast column of cattle charges through the swirling dust, their long sharp horns swaying like a forest.Hundreds, possibly thousands, of beasts push their way forward, trampling the ground strewn with plastic bags.It is mid-morning but already the heat is blistering. The buyers have arrived, and the hard bargaining can begin.The scene is Agege market in Lagos -- the largest livestock trading hub in West Africa.Here, each day, 50 truckloads of livestock are disgorged into its maw to supply the 20 million inhabitants of Africa's biggest city.Nigeria has nearly 200 million mouths to feed, a figure expected to grow to almost 400 million by 2050.Going hand-in-hand with this population boom is a vast, expanding market for meat and milk. And that demand, in turn, is having invisible, but … [Read more...] about The long read: Nigeria’s War of the Land
Eddie Garcia, Nadine Lustre win big at Gawad Urian 2019 MANILA, Philippines — Although he is still in a coma, veteran actor Eddie Garcia has won at the recently concluded Gawad Urian 2019, his third Best Actor award after he won in Cinemalaya last year and tied with Victor Neri in Famas early this year, for his Martial Law-themed independent film, “ML.” “ML” director Benedict Mique was emotional as he received the award for Garcia during the ceremonies on Tuesday night. During his acceptance speech, Mique shared that he just visited Eddie two days ago in the hospital to bring Garcia’s invitation for the awards night. He told Garcia’s family that in case Eddie wins, he would like to ask a message from them. “Karangalan ng pamilya na tanggapin ang inyong muling pagkilala kay Eddie. Pangatlo na itong award na kanyang natatanggap mula sa natatanging Gawad Urian,” Mique began, reading the letter from … [Read more...] about Eddie Garcia, Nadine Lustre win big at Gawad Urian 2019
SINGAPORE: Every time freelance writer Clare Lee, 27, uses a changing room when trying on clothes in fashion outlets big and small, she will take a few minutes to inspect every nook and cranny in her cubicle for hidden cameras before feeling safe enough to undress herself.For 27-year-old Fiona, who did not want to give her full name, she will always double-check that the curtains in her bedroom or hotel are fully drawn such that there is not even a teeny-weeny gap for anyone to peek through, and steer clear of unattended baskets in supermarkets.Freelance content creator Hilary See, 27, would refrain from standing near the edge of the escalator where people can look up her skirt, and try to use either a bag or a file to cover the back of her skirt while climbing the stairs.With spycams and phone cameras taking voyeurism to unsavoury new heights, these women are among a growing number of people who have taken extra precautions to protect themselves and their private spaces.As Fiona, … [Read more...] about The Big Read: Singapore’s voyeurism problem – what’s wrong with men, or the world?