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PH, Germany strengthen ties

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German Minister of State Maria Böhmer  (R): First trip to Philippines. AFP FILE PHOTO

German Minister of State Maria Böhmer called on Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario on Thursday and both discussed bilateral political and economic issues ahead of the 60th anniversary later this year of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Germany and the Philippines.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

2 Filipinas among ‘25 most influential in Asia-Pacific’s asset management’

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Two Filipino women are among the 25 “most influential” women in Asia-Pacific’s asset management scene, based on a list drawn up by financial publication AsianInvestor Magazine.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH-style selling in NY: 6 ‘gives’

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JESSY DAING-MUSBEH

Annie Batungbakal, meet Jessy, the peripatetic Pinoy saleswoman in New York. She travels from one customer to another, office to office, party to party. She has neither storefront nor website. Her business model runs on word-of-mouth, fueled by social media. Sometimes, she invites a group of working ladies to her showroom in her Jersey City home for drinks at a “Prada Party.” To those who cannot come, there’s the constantly updating Facebook page, Jessy Couture, which lists her merchandise with snappy visuals.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH ‘natural focus’ of San Francisco mayor’s Asian economic agenda

San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee and Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada at the wreath-laying ceremony at Rizal Monument in Luneta.  PHOTO BY RUDY ADLAWAN

“I’m afraid people may have mistaken me for Mayor Estrada, but unfortunately, I can’t sing or act,” quipped the mustached San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee.

Posted: February 20th, 2014 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

SF mayor starts sister city visit with a stop at design center

San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee and his wife, Anita, at the CITEM design center at the start of their San Francisco-Manila sister cities tour.

San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee said he believed builders in his city would be “inspired by the creativity of Philippine designers” and encouraged the development of organic, natural products to help sustain Philippine economic growth.

Posted: February 18th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

PH food exhibitors make a splash at ’14 Winter Fancy Food Show in SF

Deputy Consul General Jaime Ramon T. Ascalon (third from right) leads the ribbon cutting at the Philippines Pavilion during the 2014 Winter Fancy Food Show. Joining him are (from left) Trade Commissioner Michael Ignacio of PTIC-SF, Commercial Attaché Jose Ma. S. Dinsay of PTIC-LA, Chef Thomas Weibull, Deputy Executive Director Ma. Lourdes Mediran of CITEM, Ms. Cecile Ascalon and the exhibitors from the Philippines. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS

On Jan. 19-21, the Philippines for the first time joined the US West Coast’s largest specialty food and beverage trade show at the Moscone—to an enthusiastic reception by prospective importers.

Posted: January 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

SF mayor to visit Manila in February

San Francisco’s City Hall bathed in colors of Philippine Flag after Super Typhoon Yolanda devastated parts of the Visayas.  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

An official sister-city delegation headed by Mayor Edwin Lee will visit Manila on Feb. 16 for a four-day economic and cultural exchange between civic and business leaders under the auspices of the San Francisco-Manila Sister City Committee.

Posted: January 22nd, 2014 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Pandesal eases homesickness

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PINOY BUNS Light and salty pandesal is standard Pinoy breakfast fare. Inset: Prime Obon-Laput and her husband Edmund, posing with their daughter, are making sure overseas Pinoys in Thailand still get their daily pandesal.

Filipinos abroad miss many things from the Philippines, from “balut” to San Miguel Beer. But overseas Filipino workers and their families in Phitsanulok have a taste of home thanks to a Filipino teacher here who ventured into baking the most sought-after bread by fellow Pinoys: the light and salty breakfast bun, pandesal.

Posted: January 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino back from Japan with ‘overflowing good news’

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Philippine President Benigno Aquino III attends the first session of Asean-Japan commemorative summit at the state guesthouse in Tokyo Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. Aquino returned home Sunday, bringing with him what he called “overflowing good news” of investment pledges, aid and loans from Japan.  AP PHOTO/TORU HANAI

President Aquino returned home Sunday, bringing with him what he called “overflowing good news” of investment pledges, aid and loans from Japan.

Posted: December 16th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Nielsen: Asian Americans present growth opportunities for businesses

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Asian Americans are the fastest-growing multicultural group in the US and are 54 percent more likely than overall US households to have incomes of $100,000 or more according to a new report released by Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy.

Posted: December 7th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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