MANILA- "Why does he have to go there?" Malacañang on Friday questioned why former Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario had to go to Hong Kong, knowing that he might be held by authorities there just like former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales. Del Rosario, who led Manila's winning arbitration case against Beijing, said he was stuck at Hong Kong immigration on Friday waiting for clearance. By Friday afternoon, he was denied entry. He is expected to fly back to Manila later in the day. Hong Kong denies entry to Philippines' former top diplomat "Why does he have to go there? That's my question to him. Ex-DFA chief and China nemesis Del Rosario held at HK airport Del Rosario, a non-executive director of Hong Kong's First Pacific, was traveling to the Chinese special administrative region for a shareholders meeting, said his lawyer, Anne Marie Corominas. Manila's former top diplomat said there was "no rational explanation" as to why he was held by Hong … [Read more...] about Palace asks Del Rosario: Why go to Hong Kong?
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Bob Zhu, deputy general manager of Huawei Myanmar, told The Nation on Friday the firm would try its best to continue cooperating with Google, while preparing for the implementation of its own operating system as Plan B. “We will keep discussing with Google to find a proper solution for our users to continue using Andriod systems. Once we have reached an agreement, we will continue our cooperation with them,” he said. “We do not want to use 100 per cent Huawei’s parts in our products. We always choose to cooperate with other partners so we can grow together. We will try our best to avoid using Huawei’s own parts in our mobile phones.” Zhu insisted that Huawei preferred to choose Google, even if its own operating system is better than that of the US firm. “We are trying to develop our own operating system. But, Google Android is still our priority. If we can reach an agreement with Google, we will continue to … [Read more...] about Huawei eyes keeping ties with Google despite US ban
My mother cut my hair for seventeen years. She was practical, and calculated that buying one pair of hair clippers would cost less than sending me to the cheapest barber nearby, and she was right. Twice a month, she would sit me on a stool in her bathroom, run the clippers over my head, and sweep up after. That was how my first haircut happened, weeks after I was born, and how my last haircut with her went, halfway through my third year in high school. More stories about mothers: The woman who raised me: Illac Diaz on his mother Silvana Your sanity starts and ends with you (and other tips on traveling with your mother) The Woman Who Raised Me: Ernie Lopez on his mother Conchita I was living in a man’s world and was okay with it—until my mother came along She got very upset when I told her I finally wanted to have my haircut elsewhere. But I was growing envious of the ways my classmates' hair changed: they came into the classroom with gel in their hair, and bracelets, … [Read more...] about My mother cut my hair for 17 years
By Anthony Morgan Opinion Tues., April 30, 2019 “One of us goes in, and we all go through it …” — Drake, “Headlines” Incarceration is seldom a solo affair. It’s true that the individual person subjected to carceral control bears the brunt of the physical, emotional, psychological, social and financial costs of being forced to surrender their freedom to the state. However, this painful price isn’t paid by the incarcerated person alone: their friends, family members and others who care about them suffer their own sizeable share of loss, sadness, fear and frustration precipitated by their loved one’s incarceration. My family, that is my mom, my sister, Toni, and I, know this reality viscerally well. I have a younger brother, Theo (not his real name), who is currently serving a multi-year sentence in one of Ontario’s federal correctional institutions. This latest stint follows more than a decade of … [Read more...] about My brother’s in jail. Why does talking to him require hundreds of dollars a month and 1990s technology?
Standing on black and white steps - chequered like her Chanel handbag - Helen Schweitzer poses elegantly on a London doorstep to capture the winning photograph for her Instagram page. Fellow Insta fiend, Chantal Mallett, prefers the pastel patchwork and blossoming wisteria of a nearby Notting Hill street for her bridal couture feed. While Luisa Hille models a classical stone gatepost, soaking up the sunshine, as her legs dangle on the wall of a multi-million-pound, sea-green home. The front-step selfie is a phenomenon that grew with social media in an era when few can afford to buy the actual lifestyle. “Your backdrop is important because it gives out a subliminal message to the audience that you’re pitching to - just as pop videos do,” said Henry Pryor, an estate agent. Schweitzer is typical of the trend - young and beautiful. Scroll down her online feed and the German blogger appears outside another London property, this time nestled in a thick coat, leaning on the … [Read more...] about Does my life look good in this? The London homes that make a perfect selfie