Filipino consumers remain among the most optimistic buyers in the world, tying with Indonesia for the number two spot behind global leader India, according to the latest Nielsen consumer confidence survey, reports Inquirer.net.
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Jollibee Foods Corp, the Philippines’ largest fast food company, is scouting for a US-based fast food firm with a market value of at least $1 billion to acquire to boost revenues from outside its home base, reports the New Jersey Telegraph.
Employers are paying exorbitant amounts of up to $4,600 (about Dh17,000) to get a Filipina housemaid from the black market in the midst of a de-facto ban by Manila authorities on their deployment to the United Arab Emirates, reports Gulf News.
Filipina domestic worker in Hong Kong and talented documentary photographer Xyza Cruz Bacani, has been awarded the prestigious Magnum Foundation Human Rights scholarship to New York University,” the foundation announced January 21, reports Inquirer.net.
The director of the film "Bonifacio, Ang Unang Pangulo (Bonifacio, the First President)" is a young Filipino-American film student, Enzo Williams, who also helped write the script, reports Inquirer.net.
Hours before the papal Mass in Luneta on Jan. 18, groups of men, who looked liked police officers and traffic enforcers, were seen roaming Rizal Park wearing diapers without their pants on. The men were neither from the MMDA nor the Philippine National Police but were part of “a social experiment of Project Awesome Philippines,” reports Interaksyon.com. The national police denounced the activity.