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Thursday, August 16, 2018

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Megaworld Hotels gives travelers new access to hotel perks and discounts

Wide-ranging privileges from Megaworld Hotels and its homegrown hotel brands will soon be available through one card with the group’s just-announced exclusive membership privilege...

I-Parent: What is your mindset?

I OFTEN get questions on how I manage my time and my home, given I work full time. My simple answer is “fluidity”—how I...

‘Balangiga’: Cinema as archives

IT is all over the newspapers, the Bells of Balangiga are going to be returned soon. Three bells. They were war trophies taken by...

Lessons learned from the ‘King’

NATIONAL Artist for music Lucrecia R. Kasilag passed away in 2008. Her legacy of musical masterpieces from various genres lives on. This year, which...

Robots are getting more social. Are humans ready?

BOSTON—Personal home robots that can socialize with people are starting to roll out of the laboratory and into our living rooms and kitchens. But...

Backlash follows the addition of popular film Oscar category

LOS ANGELES—Big changes are coming to the Academy Awards, including the addition of a popular film award category and the promise of a shorter...

What’s the buzz about this live mobile trivia game show?

REMEMBER when you and your friends would meet up to play games at an arcade, a computer shop or even at a friend’s house?...

Tails a-wagging: Year later, missing pooch and owner reunite

COLUMBIA, South Carolina—Call it a tail-wagging ending to a doggone good story. After a year—and dozens of miles—apart, a pit bull named Ratchet was reunited...

Blind Spot

CHANGING PARTNERS THIS young actress had a boyfriend for around three years and she was faithful to him during that time. But he wasn’t. He...

Mea culpa: A business should own up to customer service flub

NEW YORK—Erika Wasser and her staffers arrived for a big appointment—hair and makeup for a bridal party of 11—to realize someone had goofed and...

‘Sustainability is the language of 21st-century business’

WITH regards to traditional understanding, business has not been as usual in recent years, and won’t be so in the next few either. A Forbes...

Trimming and tidying: Perennials need care, too

By Lee Reich | The Associated Press THE great attraction in growing perennial flowers is that you never have to replant them, at least in...

Alison Gaylin’s ‘If I Die Tonight’ tells poignant story

By Oline H. Cogdill | The Associated Press CRIMES aren’t committed in a vacuum but have the potential to cause ripples throughout a community. And...

‘The Meg’ chomps $44.5M, ‘BlacKkKlansman’ opens strong

By Jake Coyle | The Associated Press NEW YORK—Adding to Hollywood’s sizzling summer, the shark thriller The Meg opened well above expectations with an estimated...

Huge sea-life sculptures made from ocean’s plastic trash

By Janet McConnaughey | The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS—Huge sculptures of sea life are dotted about New Orleans’s aquarium and zoo, all of them made...

Beauty with a Heart

FRESH from her fabulous Paris Fashion Week sojourn, Heart Evangelista relaunched her makeup collaboration with homegrown powerhouse Happy Skin at SM Aura recently. “A little...

Danish designer uses runway to make statement on burqa ban

By Jan M. Olsen | The Associated Press COPENHAGEN, Denmark—An Iranian-born designer made more than a fashion statement in Denmark on Wednesday by showcasing models...

‘Liway’ lingers long after you’ve seen it

THERE is this scene a good 30 minutes into Liway, an entry to this year’s Cinemalaya, when political prisoners Day (Glaiza de Castro) and...

That Sunnies effect

IN the past week and a half, many of the women I know could only talk about one thing—Sunnies Face and its lipsticks. Most of...

Book Review: ‘Down to 1: Depression Stories’ It may come across...

Having just spent some time in the hospital for a heart ailment, reading a book about depression would probably be the last thing on my...