Asia CEO forum recognizes Cuisia with lifetime contributor award

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In recognition of excellence in leadership, Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. was conferred the Lifetime Contributor Award (public sector) by the Asia CEO Forum on 11 November 2015 at the Marriott Hotel in Manila. Each year, the Asia CEO Awards recognizes...

Philippines opens mammoth casino-resort, seeking high-rollers

Manila (Philippines) –  AFP (Joel GUINTO) A new mega-casino opened in the Philippines Monday as the fast-growing southeast Asian nation ups its bid to become a world gaming destination. Manila aims to rival Macau and Las Vegas in terms of gaming revenues, and the...

SM pulls ‘rape’ shirt after online outrage

MANILA (AFP) – The Philippines’ biggest mall operator said Tuesday it had withdrawn from its shelves a T-shirt that made fun of rape, following social media outrage. A photo of the dark blue T-shirt with the slogan: “It’s not rape. It’s a snuggle with a struggle”, was posted by...

Macau group signs $600-M PHL casino deal

MANILA, March 15, 2013 (AFP) – Macau mogul Lawrence Ho’s gaming firm signed an agreement Friday to invest $600 million in a giant casino project in Manila, boosting the Philippines’ bid to join the world’s gambling big leagues. The investment in the Belle Grande integrated gaming...

President Aquino unveils Cory Aquino Democratic Space marker at campus of De La Salle University in Manila.

MANILA, Feb 14 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III officially opened the Cory Aquino Democratic Space (CADS), a sprawling park dedicated in honor of the President’s mother and democratic icon, in ceremonies held at the De La Salle University (DLSU) main campus in...