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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 »

Fil-Am arts networking group celebrates 4th year


The intimate gathering sizzled with an energy and camaraderie typical of FilAm Creative’s networking events. This time, however, the group was celebrating its fourth anniversary on Aug. 13 at Far Bar in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, and high regard for the host was the common sentiment.

Posted: August 27th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

PH Embassy’s green design is tourist attraction and environment leader in Brunei

HOME IN BRUNEI  The Philippine embassy in Bandar Seri Begawan boasts of environment-friendly features. Contributed photo/Raul Padernal

A tourist attraction in Brunei’s Diplomatic Enclave is the two-storey Philippine Embassy Chancery with live plants growing on its walls. The $2.5-million chancery stands on a 1.1744-hectare lot behind Brunei’s Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports building.

Posted: June 2nd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Manila Fame design trade show set for March and October

Manila FAME International, the Philippines’ Design and Lifestyle Event showcasing design-forward and high-quality Philippine-made artisanal products, will take place on March 14-17, 2013 and October 17-20, 2013 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Manila.

Posted: February 8th, 2013 in Events | Read More »

China-made futuristic super yacht docks in Manila

A $15 million futuristic yacht Adastra launched in China this year is docked in Manila Harbor  on June 29. The 140-foot-long elongated luxury yacht, made of carbon fiber and kevlar to make it extra light, was designed by Australian boat builder McConaghy for Hong Kong shipping magnate Anthony Marder. AP

A $15-million futuristic super yacht that was launched this year in China for a Hong Kong shipping magnate has docked in Manila harbor, providing a glimpse of the spaceship-looking boat.

Posted: June 29th, 2012 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »