A month after his inauguration, one humid day in the country’s largest military reservation, President Rodrigo Duterte spoke of one famous but now forgotten promise – to increase the salaries of military personnel. "Starting next month there will be an incremental increase in your salaries,” Duterte told around 500 soldiers lined up before him in Fort Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija. “ Pangako ko, doblado (I promise, it will be doubled), you will get it," the President said. Duterte eventually partly fulfilled this promise, doubling the base pay not just of low-ranking soldiers but also policemen, and approving smaller increases for those with higher ranks. But as he nears the end of his term in 2022, the repercussions of this promise continue to reverberate because of one problem Duterte does not mention in public: the government must pay hundreds of billions of pesos a year to fund the ballooning pension of military and uniformed personnel. The ... » Learn More about Will Duterte avert ‘fiscal disaster’ in military pension?
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Sexual wellness and pleasure is a form of self-care and if you’re down for some bedroom fun, we’re here to help. And in this day and age, sex toys are far from the tacky designs of old – their modern counterparts boast tasteful, discreet designs, a silent operation, and are loads more sophisticated. Don’t know which is the best sex toy for your needs? Scroll the gallery to check out some of the top players in the market – including one that can be controlled by your husband even if he’s miles away. 1. Womanizer Premium Eco Treat yourself and the environment with Womanizer’s first-ever eco-friendly and biodegradable sex toy. Crafted with biolene – a bioplastic made from 70 percent natural materials (mainly corn starch). It’s an eco-friendly version of the brand’s best-selling Premium model which uses a Pleasure Air Technology that sucks, massages, and stimulates without direct contact for a novel orgasmic experience. There are also 12 levels of intensity, whether you like ... » Learn More about 10 vibrators and sex toys for ladies that are sexy (not tacky)
29-year-old entrepreneur and self-professed oddball, Chia Su-Mae caught our attention when she announced on her personal Instagram account (@sumaehdi) the launch of a male vitality supplement she founded, by way of a testimonial (of sorts) featuring her and her husband – a fine example of leading by example, and quite literally “eating your own cooking” if you ask us. You’re curious, we’re curious, so we asked her for a sit-down to find out more about the kind of SheEO she is and looks to become. Su-Mae also shares some great business tips that will help those looking to launch their own product. HOW DOES ONE FALL INTO ENTREPRENEURSHIP LIKE YOU? I’ve always been a bit of an oddball kid, super creative, but very over the top. My first “business” – I must have been seven or eight – was buying empty pots and soil, and digging up plants in my mom’s garden, repotting them and selling them to neighbours – cheaper than the local flower garden of course. When I was 10, I launched ... » Learn More about The achieving woman’s guide to supercharging your sex life
Emma Watson came out yesterday to say she’s “self-partnered”. No, it’s not any kinky s**t—it just means being single. The Harry Potter actress spoke to British Vogue about being 30 and how it comes with certain expectations. “I was like, ‘Why does everyone make such a big fuss about turning 30? This is not a big deal’. “Cut to 29, and I’m like, ‘Oh my God, I feel so stressed and anxious. “And I realise it’s because there is suddenly this influx of subliminal messaging around. “If you have not built a home, if you do not have a husband, if you do not have a baby, and you are turning 30, and you’re not in some incredibly secure, stable place in your career, or you’re still figuring things out…There’s just this incredible amount of anxiety.” She added, “…It took me a long time, but I’m very happy [being single].” And honestly, there is nothing wrong with being single. In fact, the single life can be fulfilling. Just think about it: there’s no one to fight over the blanket ... » Learn More about Tips to live your best life as a ‘self-partnered’ woman in Singapore
When Amelia Kang lost "about $1.5 million, maybe slightly more" over a decade ago from a business deal gone sour, it wasn't the monetary loss that bothered her most. Instead, it was the fact that her business partner "was agreeable to lose their money in order to make me suffer", which boggled her mind. It was unthinkable for Amelia, who was in her early 30s then, "that someone would throw away profit because of an emotion", especially when the project was just six months shy of completion. "I underestimated the irrational nature of human beings in general," said the now-45-year-old, who also shared that she scored in the top five per cent for the PSLE in her year and was the typical high achiever growing up. The Dunman High School and Victoria Junior College alumna found herself working at the National Arts Council after graduating from the National University of Singapore. She eventually struck out on her own in 2003 by setting up an events company, before going into the food ... » Learn More about Losing $1.5 million opens new path for restaurateur-turned-‘metaphysician psychic’