The Manila Times

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The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has imposed a ban on the deployment of newly hired Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to Egypt after the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) raised the alert level in Cairo. According to POEA Board Resolution no. 6-2013, newly hired OFWs will not be allowed to…

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50 years of shoemaking celebrated Good design transcends time and place––proof of this is Ecco, the once-little Danish shoe manufacturer that could, which is now present in 90 countries, with 4,000 branded sales locations and 20,000 employees worldwide. How does a shoe company make it this big? Devotion to innovation.…

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Stefanel, an Italian fashion brand and global player in the textile-clothing industry, opens its first mono-brand store at the new upscale SM Aura Premier at The Fort. In the Philippines, the opening of the first Stefanel store has been realized in collaboration with Nuovo Moda Concepts Inc., a subsidiary of…

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Homegrown brand Tomato has just brought in a new timepiece that is both fashionable and meaningful. As an arm candy, Swap is clever as it is stylish. As its name suggests, the wearer can “swap” any watch face with an array of different straps to suit his or her mood…

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The Manila Times Lifestyle section wishes to greet global apparel brand Uniqlo, which churned out some of the most interesting fashion stories this past year, as its staff and stores celebrate their first anniversary in the Philippines. Uniqlo blazed the trail in fashion retail shopping in 2012 when it opened…

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The Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur has released the passports of most of the 687 applicants in Sabah. The embassy said the release of the passports of the other applicants was “hampered by insufficient documents submitted or not having proper return address, respectively.” “In many cases, the applicants improperly wrote…

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Dear PAO, My husband and I are already separated. I am now in a relationship with someone who is already divorced from his wife. How can I nullify my marriage to my husband? Secondly, can my American boyfriend have their marriage certificate in the Philippines cancelled since they are already…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Two Filipino executives of a Dubai-based mining firm were shot dead by gunmen while dining at a roadside restaurant here, police said Saturday. It said a teenager was also wounded by a stray bullet and rushed to a hospital. Police spokesman Chief Inspector Ariel Huesca said Engineer Felipe…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Security forces rescued two abducted women and arrested their two captors in Iligan City in the southern Philippines, army officials said Saturday. Captain Jefferson Somera, a spokesman for the 1st Infantry Division, said the hostages—Kathlyn Jane Dapol and Jingle Bation Rebosora—were reunited with their families following Friday’s rescue…

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BRETIGNY-SUR-ORGE, France: Rescue workers searched for survivors early Saturday, hours after a high-speed train derailed just south of Paris, killing at least six people and injuring 30 more. The accident, in which the train crashed into a station platform on Friday afternoon, is France’s worst rail disaster in 25 years.…