AUSSIE native Richard Simmons is a veteran hand at running hotels in the Philippines and other Asian destinations. As the new general manager of Marco Polo Ortigas, this is his third posting in the country, having led teams at Shangri-La Mactan in Cebu and Hyatt Hotels in Manila.
TOKYO—Japanese officials plan to start discharging treated radioactive wastewater from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean on Thursday, a contentious step more than 12 years after a massive earthquake and tsunami set off a battle against ever-increasing amounts of radioactive water at the plant.
TRADE and Industry Secretary Alfredo E. Pascual said the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will exert “all efforts possible” to finish the formal negotiations on the trade agreement between the Philippines and the European Union before the end of the administration of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.
INDIA’S rice export ban, Vietnam’s move to halve its exports, typhoons like Egay, and the scuttling of the Ukraine grain deal are “the quadruple whammy” that will hurt the Philippines, the world’s second and sixth biggest rice and wheat importer, said Deputy Speaker Ralph Recto on Tuesday.