Rappler barred from covering Malacañang events

via CNNPhilippines – Rappler will not be able to cover Malacañang events for now. This was confirmed by the Office of the Executive Secretary Tuesday, adding that Rappler’s accreditation will cease until the Court of Appeals issues a temporary restraining order on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) ruling Read more »

2018 Winter Olympics: Philippines’ Asa Miller lands 70th in giant slalom

By Delfin Dioquino/rappler.com – Asa Miller finished 70th among the 110 competitors in the men’s giant slalom of the alpine skiing event of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The 17-year-old Filipino-American, participating in his first Olympiad, clocked in a combined finish time of 2:49.95 in two runs. Read more »

Pinoy time may be acceptable to some but not at Manila City Hall tower

By Aie Balagtas See/inquirer.net – The Manila mayors that clock setter Noli Sotelo had served may have regarded punctuality as an optional virtue, but all of them were obsessive in making sure that the four clocks on the City Hall tower told the same correct time, all the time. Sotelo, Read more »

The biggest book sale in the world is now in Manila

via CNN Philippines – It’s a rather curious thing, a book fair called Big Bad Wolf. Sure, it’s named after an archetypal character in fables and fairy tales — the stuff of many a book — but there’s the matter of his being a villain. Why, then, name a supposedly Read more »

Michael Christian Martinez: Olympian and pioneer in Philippine figure skating

By Delfin Dioquino/rappler.com – Winner or not, Michael Christian Martinez will come home to the Philippines from the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea a pioneer. In the Olympics, success is often measured by medals or podium finishes. But for Martinez, carrying the Philippine colors in the world’s Read more »

New eats: Bench Cafe puts a stylish spin on Pinoy food

By Joko Magalong-De Veyra/abs-cbn.com – The food business is not new to Bench, having brought foreign concepts like French patisserie Paul, Japanese cheesecake purveyor Pablo, and tonkatsu shop Maisen to our shores. As one of the known “game-changers” in the Philippines, it wasn’t surprising that Bench would eventually create Read more »