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Ramadan rush: Rich Arabs splurge before fasting

PRAYER FOR PEACE  Filipino Muslims bow down to Allah outside Mindanao’s first ever pink mosque at Datu Saudi Ampatuan town, Maguindanao province, as they observe the start of Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting. Devotees of Islam are expected to abstain from food, drinks and other physical needs during daylight hours. The fast is one of the five pillars of Islam, which also include the annual pilgrimage to Mecca.  JEOFFREY MAITEM/INQUIRER MINDANAO

Before the fast, let there be a shopping feast.

Posted: June 28th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

London cabbies have ‘more fun’ with PH slogan

London’s iconic black cab, one in a motorcade led by Filipino officials on Tuesday, goes around the streets of London proclaiming that “It’s more fun in the Philippines.” The London promotion opens the country’s new tourism campaign that targets the millions from all over the world predicted to converge in the UK capital for the Queen’s jubilee feat and the Olympics. DFA PHOTO

Marck Acres, who drives a London cab bearing the Department of Tourism’s (DOT) “It’s More Fun in the Philippines” slogan, said the digital ad has caught the attention of some of his passengers.

Posted: June 8th, 2012 in Europe,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino gets down to business in UK

AQUINO IN LONDON  President Aquino is welcomed by British officials, led by Baroness Rawlings (third from right), baroness in waiting to Queen Elizabeth II,  at London’s Heathrow Airport on Monday for his official working visit to the United Kingdom. MALACAÑANG PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday crowned the first full day of his visit to the United Kingdom by attending business meetings between Filipino and European companies, resulting in deals that would raise around $1 billion in investments for the Philippines.

Posted: June 6th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino arrives in London for official visit

President Benigno Aquino III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III has arrived here for his first official visit aimed at enhancing trade and diplomatic ties between the Philippines and the United Kingdom.

Posted: June 5th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

While in London, Aquino to pitch ‘more fun in the Philippines’

President Benigno Aquino III

There will be no city tour for this first-time VIP visitor to London.

Posted: June 4th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »