Shabu (crystal methamphetamine) | INQUIRER.net stock image LEGAZPI CITY — Anti-narcotics operatives arrested two drug suspects and seized P27,200 worth of “shabu” (crystal meth) in a buy-bust operation in Naga City, Camarines Sur, on Friday afternoon. Master Sergeant Tobias Bongon, Naga City police spokesperson, said Mark Christian Casaul, 28, and Christian Sarion, 21, were arrested in Barangay Balatas at around 1:15 p.m. Bongon said both suspects were on the illegal drugs watch list in the city. Authorities recovered seven sachets of shabu from the duo. RELATED STORY Daet cops accost man for grave threat but nab him over unregistered gun Subscribe to our daily newsletter … [Read more...] about P27,200 worth of ‘shabu’ seized in Naga City
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Branded is a weekly column devoted to the intersection of marketing, business, design, and culture. advertisement advertisement What happens when your brand connotes cheap-o performance, bare-bones service, and routine problems and inconveniences—so much so that you’re pretty much the running joke of your industry? If you’re Spirit Airlines, what happens is you find yourself the subject of a bidding war. Indeed, JetBlue doubled down on that outcome this week, raising its prior $31.50 per share cash offer for Spirit to $33.50, a deal worth an estimated $3.7 billion . JetBlue’s interest follows budget carrier Frontier’s $2.9 billion offer for Spirit back in February . (Spirit has postponed a shareholder vote on that deal as it considers JetBlue’s bid. The Frontier offer would involve a mix of cash and stock, and is now worth somewhat less as its share price has declined.) It may seem puzzling that Spirit, a complaint … [Read more...] about Why are the airlines fighting so hard to own Spirit, the most beat-up brand in air travel?
INQUIRER PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE The volume of fish unloaded at regional ports rose by 4.4 percent amid the La Niña phenomenon, the Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) said. Total fish unloading volume or the volume of fish shipped to different regional ports reached 48,563.31 metric tons (MT) from last month’s 46,353.97 MT, based on the PFDA’s Modified Integrated Corporate Reporting System. The agency said deliveries went up “despite widespread moderate to heavy rains across the country due to the onset of La Niña.” The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said earlier that La Niña, albeit already weakening in the tropical Pacific Ocean, may still persist through the May-July period. It said there was still a 50 to 55 percent chance of La Niña, where several areas can get much more rain than usual. “La Niña increases the likelihood of having above normal rainfall conditions in some areas of the country,” … [Read more...] about Despite La Niña, fish ports’ unloading volume up
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin If you seek to be filled with joie de vivre, consider a visit to Montréal (sometimes affectionately referred to as ‘Petit Paris’): it is an ideal spot for Americans cautiously seeking to reunite with their wanderlusting travails. Compared with the potential stress of making the jump over the Atlantic, this city is geographically close, accessible by air , by train - by cruise lines - and still offers that quintessentially old-world romance, robust culture, and heritage of Europe. In a post-pandemic world of travel, cities are once again on the rise and trend ing- so Montréal is ideal for its plethora of enriching experiences that seek to revive and reinvigorate your soul. Here are the top picks for where to stay, spa, and shop in Montréal. Stay Sofitel Montréal Golden Mile Hotel : Nestled in the heart of the Golden Square Mile District, this property hotel is a cultural mélange of European charm and … [Read more...] about Where To Stay, Shop, And Spa In Montreal
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin When it comes to cocktails in New York City, Please Don’t Tell is a can’t-miss mixology destination hidden behind a phone booth in the hot dog joint, Crif Dogs. This East Village speakeasy has won many awards and has stood the test of time with its intimate ambiance and great drinks. This July, guests staying at Etéreo, Auberge Resorts Collection will be able to enjoy PDT creations on the beach following the theme, Please Drink Tequila . However, this isn’t just a menu transfer from New York City to Riviera Maya. Instead, head mixologist Jeff Bell used local liquors to create a set of bespoke cocktails to be sampled from July 1 to 10. “I wanted to take Mexican ingredients and plug them into a classic formula, and then accent it with something unique to the Etéreo location,” says Bell. A few months ago, Bell visited the property to get an overview of the ambiance and the typical schedule guests on-property would have … [Read more...] about Please Don’t Tell And Etéreo, Auberge Resorts Collection, To Collaborate On Mixology Experience This July
Local officials fell about 10 feet onto the streambed as the footbridge collapsed (Image credit: RuidoEnLaRed/Twitter) The mayor of the Mexican city of Cuernavaca was proudly inaugurating a footbridge over a scenic stream Tuesday when the span collapsed, sending him and about two dozen other people plunging into a gully. The hanging bridge made of wooden boards and metal chains had recently been remodeled. Video of the collapse suggested the boards separated from the chains supporting them. Local officials, including city council members, fell about 10 feet (3 meters) onto rocks and boulders in the streambed. Cuauhtmoc Blanco, the governor of Morelos state, where Cuernavaca is, said the wife of Mayor Jos Luis Uristegui and reporters were also among those on the bridge when it fell. #ÚLTIMAHORA | Cae puente colgante durante reinauguración del Paseo Ribereño en el Parque Porfirio Díaz en #Cuernavaca . El alcalde José Luis Urióstegui, su esposa y miembros de la … [Read more...] about Watch: Mexican footbridge collapses during inauguration by mayor, dozens fall into stream