Missed dining out? More restaurants in Eastwood City are now open for dine-in

Starting September 16, foodies can now enjoy dining indoors or alfresco at their favorite restaurants and dining establishments at Eastwood City. With its plethora of dining options and abundant open spaces, the metro’s City of Eats is sure to be a fun destination for diners looking to once again indulge in different flavors and dishes […]

PHL waters being taken over by invasive fish

Invasive Nile tilapia. Image via Gregory Paul “Gregg” H. Yan. By Bronte H. Lacsamana Over the last decade, fisherfolk operating in freshwater lakes and rivers have noticed a shift in the contents of their catch, according to environmental group Best Alternatives. Native fish like biya (gobies), ayungin (silver perch), martiniko (climbing perch), and ulang (freshwater […]

When it comes to saving the earth, there’s no such thing as too young

By Patricia B. Mirasol I Am the Change in Climate Change, a children’s book written by geology professor Alyssa M. Peleo-Alampay, shows how sustainability and climate change can be tackled at an individual level. Stewardship of the earth is taught in schools, said Ms. Peleo-Alampay, but not in a way that makes students feel that […]

France cancels defense meeting with UK over submarine row, sources say

US Navy illustration PARIS — France has canceled a meeting between Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly and her British counterpart planned for this week after Australia scrapped a submarine order with Paris in favor of a deal with Washington and London, two sources familiar with the matter said. Ms. Parly personally took the decision to […]

Universal Studios Beijing draws eager throngs amid uneasy US-China ties

Image via universalbeijingresort.com BEIJING — Universal Studios’ Beijing resort opened its doors to the public on Monday after a two-decade wait, including delays because of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The highly anticipated opening takes place amid US-China relations that have deeply deteriorated in recent years. The park will be US-based Universal’s largest and its fifth […]

Stockpiled COVID vaccines must be handed to poorer nations, says former UK PM

STOCK PHOTO LONDON — A vaccine summit being hosted by US President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., must come up with a plan this week to transfer 100 million stockpiled coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines to poorer countries before they reach their expiry date, former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said. Mr. Biden is due to […]

Key data on US J&J, Moderna COVID-19 boosters weeks away, Fauci says

REUTERS WASHINGTON — Data needed to determine the advisability of booster shots of the Moderna Inc. and Johnson & Johnson coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines is just weeks away, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.’s chief medical adviser, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, said on Sunday. Health officials signaled they expected boosters would ultimately be recommended for […]

Taiwan threatens to take China to WTO in new spat over fruit

PIXABAY TAIPEI/BEIJING — Taiwan threatened to take China to the World Trade Organization (WTO) on Sunday after Beijing said it would suspend sugar apple and wax apple imports from the island on pest concerns, in the latest spat between the two over fruit. Relations between Taipei and Beijing, which claims democratically ruled Taiwan as its […]

Lucio Co renames Da Vinci Capital to The Keepers Holdings for ‘re-IPO’ of wine and liquor business

Over the years, Mr. Lucio L. Co has enjoyed success across the various business segments he has ventured into. Through Cosco Capital, Inc., he has led his companies to growth in the grocery retail, wine and liquor distribution, real estate, and oil and minerals businesses. Mr. Co is popularly recognized for successfully growing the Puregold […]