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Every sustainable tourist’s guide to Chiang Mai

By The Manila Times March 22, 2019 With its lush greeneries, cool weather, rich traditions and vibrant communities, Chiang Mai is a dream destination for everyone who wants to indulge in nature’s glory. Set in the mountainous regions of Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai is on the rise as a hub …

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Taiwan’s colorful lantern festivals

By ROY NARRA March 22, 2019 TAIWAN: When it comes to colorful lantern festivals and majestic fireworks displays, Taiwan instantly comes to mind. And while these celebrations have ended with the Lunar New Year in February, this list will come in handy for vacationers who want to plan early and …

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The good in French cuisine

By CHRISTINA ALPAD, TMT March 21, 2019 27 Philippine-based chefs of multi-cultural background join 5th Goût de France When “Gastronomic Meal of the French” was included in the Unesco World Intangible Heritage list in 2015, the culinary capital celebrated the best way it knew how — organizing a grand food …

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Delicious and nutritious oven meals for the family

By The Manila Times March 21, 2019 Creating delicious and nutritious meals using an oven? Yes, it can be difficult to think of the oven as a powerful appliance to create dishes for the family but it is possible. Today, Samsung Smart Oven shares with The Manila Times tips and …

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BIR conducts tax information forum for STL agents

By LEILA VALENCIA March 20, 2019 The Bureau of Internal Revenue conducted a tax information briefing for Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) Small Town Lottery (STL) Authorized STL Agents (ASAs) at the National Training Center Auditorium, BIR National Office, Quezon City on March 5. A total of 43 ASAs from …

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PCSO medical team visits Malvar, Batangas

By The Manila Times March 20, 2019 Malvar, Batangas: The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) recently conducted “Free Medical-Dental Mission” at Barangay Bagong Pook, Malvar, Batangas. The said event was made possible through the effort of their Municipal Mayor, Alberto Lat and the local Sanggunian. Malvar, Batangas is a fourth-class …

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JV Ejercito enjoys being a hands-on dad

By The Manila Times March 19, 2019 At the Senate, Senator JV Ejercito is careful, deliberate, and level-headed. He prefers to be low-key, maintaining a reserved stance amid the chaos. But it’s really not that hard to find out what makes Ejercito tick. When he takes a break from being …

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Five grocery and cooking tips for practical moms

By The Manila Times March 19, 2019 Filipino households love to eat together. Practically speaking, preparing dishes in their own kitchen is the ideal setup — not only is it healthier, it also allow the family to live within the budget. However, due to time constraint, most families opt to …

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Talent camp opens theater and ballet summer classes

By The Manila Times March 19, 2019 Parents with kids who are interested in ballet and theater can now enroll them in the Promil Four i-Shine Talent Camp, a talent development program now on its seventh season. The theater and ballet camps are new additions to the talent camp’s classes …

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Loving and living in the Philippines

By BECKY GARCIA March 18, 2019 One of the nicest expats I have met in the Philippines is German businessman Gunter Matschuck from Cologne, Germany. Since first meeting in the ‘80s, we became good friends as he socialized with our group until finding his lady love — one of my …

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