Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin More than eighty percent of eligible voters turned out for the Philippines Presidential Election, and it looks a landslide victory for Ferdinand (Bongbong) Marcos Jr. While they are finishing the vote count, several media critics are already trying to punch holes in Bongbong’s stunning landslide victory. Some have pointed to the excesses of his father’s regime (of 36 years ago), while others have targeted his 92-year-old mother (Imelda). Some allege a closer friendship to China, but few have spent time examining the erosion of Philippine love for America – an important analysis for a former USA colony - where the average citizens really do love America. In bygone days, Capitol Hill pushed for closer ties with Manila but, sadly, the former pro-Philippine hawks have long since vacated the building. With Bongbong now on the rise, the U.S. Government is taking a fresh look at ways to improve the relationship. As everyone … [Read more...] about Retail’s Worry: As Philippines Trade Ramps Up – Will Bongbong Marcos Question America’s Love?
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Right in time for summer, Bamford has joined forces with Martha Ward to offer a small but perfectly formed ready-to-wear collection, and excitingly, the line has dropped today. Consisting of seven pieces, all made from 100% organic cotton, expect romantic dresses, jumpsuits and blouses with scallops, frills and ruffles galore, in a nostalgic color palette of white, bon bon pink, and mellow yellow. Martha tells us more about her new capsule collection with the leading lifestyle brand, Bamford. Inspiration: This collection incorporates nostalgic features taken from my best-loved childhood clothes and my favorite details in vintage clothing. Smocking, good collars, puff sleeves, embroidery, pockets in unexpected places – these details are key features throughout the designs as they can add to making a piece of clothing special, or unique. Starting points: When designing this collection, I looked to all my … [Read more...] about 5 Things To Know About The New Martha Ward X Bamford Collection
Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Saarani Mohamad - A + A IPOH (May 16): The Perak state government has received the proposal for the construction of a highway from Gopeng to Kuala Kangsar to bypass Menora Tunnel on the North-South Expressway to reduce the rate of accidents in the state. Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Saarani Mohamad said the state government supports the project of the private sector involving a route through Gopeng exit to Siputeh linked to Kuala Kangsar over a distance of 64 kilometres, has also received the green light of the Cabinet. "The distance through this road is slightly longer but it would take less time without going through the hill. The state government supports the proposal as it is under private finance initiative (PFI) and would not be using government funds. “In one year, the company has succeeded in meeting the Public Works Department and the Public Private Partnership Unit (UKAS) for further discussions. “The company has … [Read more...] about New route bypassing Menora Tunnel to reduce risk of accidents
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin When Phil Rosenthal — creator, host and spirited funnyman of the award-winning Netflix travel-food show Somebody Feed Phil — smiles, which he does much of the time, his lips curve into the shape of a heart. Well, not a fully rounded classic heart. Rather, his mouth forms a sweet uplifted stretch of a heart. His typical facial expression — looking a little wonderstruck, a lot joyful — reflects Rosenthal’s persona: positive, ebullient, curious, caring and quick-witted. Rosenthal is beloved by legions of fans who are cheered by his gung-ho humor and inquisitive quest for the best. So this fifth season of Somebody Feed Phil , which premieres May 25 on Netflix, has been highly anticipated. It showcases five distinctive destinations, each with unique culinary twists: Oaxaca (Mexico), Maine, Helsinki (Finland), Portland (Oregon) and Madrid (Spain). These illuminating episodes brim with vibrant scenery, kitchen … [Read more...] about He’s Back! Phil Rosenthal Of ‘Somebody Feed Phil’ On His New Netflix Season, Starting May 25
- A + A (May 16): As spiraling inflation spreads across the globe, emerging-market bonds from Turkey to Thailand are feeling the brunt. Local-currency debt from developing nations -- which is far more sensitive to a country’s domestic inflationary pressures than dollar denominated equivalents — has slumped almost 9% this year, the most since at least 2008, according to a Bloomberg index. There’s unlikely to be any relief soon as central bankers around the world attempt to control surging prices by raising interest rates even more aggressively — potentially risking growth in doing so. That certainly wasn’t the plan. Many developing economies led the charge in rate hikes last year, getting ahead of policy makers in the US and hoping to avoid a redux of the 2013 taper tantrum. But with inflation raging in the US and the strong dollar pressuring currencies elsewhere, these countries are now making a new rulebook. Policy makers across emerging nations are either … [Read more...] about Bond traders reel as inflation hits world’s emerging local debt
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin It takes a lot to become a global beauty sensation, but Sunnies Face managed to do so practically overnight. When the brand launched in the Philippines, their website crashed just before reaching 3 million views and the line sold out in 10 minutes at their launch party. Their hero product Fluffmatte, a matte lipstick, has sold almost three million bullets, with one sold every 30 seconds, propelling them to the best-selling lipstick in the Philippines. Sunnies Face brought Southeast Asian beauty to the forefront of the global beauty scene and they’re finally launching stateside today. Sunnies Face was a natural extension of the lifestyle brand Sunnies Studios and Sunnies Café, eyewear and food businesses, respectively. Sunnies Face was founded by Jessica Wilson, Brand Manager; Martine Ho, Creative Director; and Georgina Wilson, Brand Director. “Whenever we would launch a campaign, everyone would ask what lip color was used on … [Read more...] about Cult-Favorite Filipina Beauty Brand Sunnies Face Lands In The U.S.
AIZA Seguerra (left) and Liza Diño get giggly at their “symbolic” wedding in Batangas on Thursday. INQSnap this page for more photos! SAN JUAN, Batangas—The bride, actress and beauty titlist Liza Diño, was aware enough to call it “a symbolic ceremony” rather than a wedding rite, since same-sex marriage is still not legal in the Philippines. But the giggles, tears and that final kiss were all heartfelt—as though Diño indeed got married to actress-singer Aiza Seguerra. The event, held in Kota Keluerga here in Laiya on Thursday afternoon, was witnessed by the bride’s parents, Martin Diño and Marissa Bautista, and the groom’s, Dick and Caring Seguerra, as well as over 500 relatives and friends. AIZA and her family (from right): Dad Dick, brother Juanchi and mom Caring US wedding The couple was first married on Dec. 8 in San Francisco, California, where same-sex marriage was legalized in June 2008 (retracted in November that same year, and resumed in 2013). “We’re doing … [Read more...] about Aiza Seguerra, Liza Diño wed a second time
Shares for The Walt Disney Company ( DIS ) fell by almost 3% after analysts at investment firm Guggenheim Partners downgraded the stock over concerns for the company's future profit growth. Disney, which reports earnings on Feb. 9, closed trading at $155.44 on Jan. 13. As of this writing, the stock is changing hands for $151.13. Key Takeaways Disney stock is falling because it was downgraded to Neutral from Buy by investment firm Guggenheim Partners. The firm cited the threat of new COVID variants disrupting operations and the entertainment behemoth's increased content spend as reasons for its downgrade. Out of 17 analysts covering Disney, 14 have still rated it a Buy for 2022. Why Did Guggenheim Downgrade Disney? Analysts at Guggenheim downgraded Disney stock to Neutral from their earlier Buy rating. They also cut the firm's price target on Disney shares to $165 from $205 due to "broader business pressure." Elements of this pressure include higher wages … [Read more...] about Disney (DIS) Falls on Guggenheim Downgrade
Tesla, Inc.'s ( TSLA ) shares reversed course from their recent downward trajectory and rose by 3% on Monday, Jan. 10, after key analysts upped their price targets for the stock. Goldman Sachs analyst Mark Delaney confirmed Tesla as a Top Pick for his firm, and Tesla bull Adam Jonas of Morgan Stanley said that the company was a winner in the electric vehicle (EV) race. Both analysts increased their price targets for Tesla shares. The increase in share price came after a bruising four-day period for the stock during which its price fell from $1,200 to as low as $980. The decline occurred even after Tesla announced record delivery numbers . Key Takeaways Electric carmaker Tesla's stock reversed course and rose yesterday after key analyst revisions to its price targets. Noted Tesla bull Adam Jonas of Morgan Stanley revised his price target to $1,300 from $1,200 and stated that Tesla was winning the EV marathon. Goldman Sachs analyst Mark Delaney rated Tesla stock a Top … [Read more...] about Tesla (TSLA) Stock Rises After Analysts Boost Price Targets
Federal Reserve President Jerome Powell told Congress while the Fed still plans to hike interest rates to combat inflation, the economic impact from the invasion of Ukraine remains “highly uncertain,” and policymakers will need to be “nimble” in responding to new information. Key Takeaways Stocks are moving higher, gaining back ground lost yesterday, despite the Federal Reserve saying interest rates will move higher this month. ADP reported private-sector jobs jumped more than anticipated last month. Ford, Chevron, Hewlett-Packard Enterprises, and AutoZone are among companies gaining today. Solid economic and corporate news is edging stocks higher. All three major indices are up more than 1%, clawing back some of yesterday's losses. Almost all of the stocks in the Dow are rising. Shares of Chevron Corp. ( CVX ) and other energy companies are higher as the fighting in Ukraine increases concerns about disruptions in oil supplies. Oil futures reached the highest … [Read more...] about Market Wrap: Powell Sticks to Rate Hike, Ford Announces EV Move, AutoZone Soars