To tackle a kimchi crisis, South Korea banks on massive cabbage warehouses

SEOUL — South Korea’s kimchi makers are in serious pain — brought low as a climate change-induced shortage of cabbages sent prices rocketing this year, exacerbating damage inflicted by cheaper offerings from Chinese competitors. Such is the sense of crisis surrounding the spicy pickled side dish eaten daily by many Koreans and central to Korean […]

Converge said to weigh $1B unit deal

Converge ICT Solutions Inc. is considering selling a stake in its infrastructure platform, according to people familiar with the matter, a move that would help the Philippine fiber provider raise cash to invest across the group. Co-founded and led by entrepreneur Dennis Anthony H. Uy, Converge has been holding talks with prospective advisers as it […]

Spritzer Rolls Out Iconic New Silica-Rich Natural Mineral Water Bottle

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 14, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – Malaysia’s leading bottled water producer, Spritzer, has officially launched a new iconic bottle with a trendy and vibrant style made by fully recycled packaging made with recycled materials. Group Chief Executive Officer of Spritzer, Mr. Lim Seng Lee The bottle’s sleek and modern-looking curve […]

‘Start them young’ so athletes can bloom in international play

Says PSC Chairman William Ramirez PSC CHAIRMAN WILLIAM RAMIREZ — POC SPORTS leaders should scout and train their athletes early so they can develop and flourish in international competitions such as the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, according to Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman William “Butch” Ramirez. “Rome wasn’t built in a day, so athletes do […]

Dining In/Out (04/07/22)

1 of 13 Emirates’ signature Ramadan service Plant-Based Chicken Sandwich (left) and Plant-Based Burger (right) Ballantine’s Bourbon 7 Bistro Group opening 17 new stores in Ayala Malls THE BISTRO Group continues its 25-year partnership with Ayala Malls by opening 17 of its 30 target openings this year at Ayala Malls. “We have a successful relationship, […]

Changing the game

It was, perhaps, only fitting that Stephen Curry set the record for career three-point shots made in The Mecca of Basketball. And as he celebrated the 2,974th trey he has made since he joined the Warriors in 2009, the overflow crowd of 19,812 at the Madison Square Garden — typically jaded and too preoccupied with […]

Wenceslao: Working age

It’s sad to be spending the Christmas season in uncertain times. Covid-19 and its mutations are still around, impacting much on our finances. Its effect is more felt by senior citizens like me who depend on very meager government pensions. Plus the pandemic has doubly limited our chances of earning something beyond those pensions. I […]

Mendoza: Hope for Magnolia

Magnolia made matters a bit delectable after Sunday’s survival show. Just when pundits thought the end was near, if not here, the Pambansang Manok Hotshots hammered out a performance worthy of an Oscar nomination. With five of Magnolia’s never-say-die troopers unleashing double-digit figures, the Hotshots finally put a stop to their shameful acting in the […]

Appliance maker goes green

1 of 3 ONE wouldn’t normally think of appliances as weapons against climate change and pollution, but here we are, about to extol the green virtues of some. During last week’s Beko Global Sustainability Virtual Launch, Beko presented its BioCoffee Espresso Machine, AutoDose Dishwasher, EcoTub Washing Machine & Washer Dryer, GreenDry Tumble Dryer, EcoFiber Oven, […]

Halston: The glittering rise — and spectacular fall — of a fashion icon

WALK into any department store, and you’ll get a sense of the powerful brands built by high-end American designers: Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan. They created veritable fashion empires by leveraging their names to create lower-priced lines and sign profitable licensing agreements. But before them all, there was Roy Halston Frowick — […]

Dining In/Out (04/15/21)

1 of 3 FACEBOOK.COM/TICTACPILIPINAS Mimi & Bros launches comfort frozen food line THE BONIFACIO Global City restaurant Mimi & Bros, which is known for its comfort food, is launching a line of freshly made, easy-to-order frozen food that anyone can add to their pandemic pantries. “Stressful times call for feel-good, nostalgic food. These days, people […]

International Women’s Day 2021: 5 influential Filipinas who made a difference

EVERY 8th of March, the world celebrates International Women’s Day. History of Women’s Day Let’s do a little throwback. On February 28, 1909, the Socialist Party of America designated this day in honor of the garment workers’ strike in New York. The first official celebration of International Women’s Day was in 1911. Women from European […]