PAL first Philippine airline receives 4-star rating from Skytrax

Philippine flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) is now a 4-star airline. This upgrade rating is given by London-based Skytrax after a tedious auditing of its in-flight and on-ground services. This announcement was done by PAL themselves last Thursday, February 8. The up ranking was also due to the “major enhancement to its end-to-end passenger experience”,… Read more »

Chef Dards showcases Filipino cuisine at Thai International Travel Fair 2018

Chef Dards is back with more Filipino dishes, and this time, he was able to prepare authentic Filipino dishes at the Thai International Travel Fair 2018, a five-day travel and exposition event that happened last February 7-11, at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center. Chef Dards was more than happy to showcase what genuine Filipino… Read more »

Filipino films win big in international film fests

Filipino films continue to dominate in international film fests as Director Zig Dulay, on Tuesday, took home top prize in the 2018 Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema in France for his movie, “Bagahe”. The story revolves around an OFW (Overseas Filipino worker) who, after leaving her boss, is suspected of abandoning a newborn… Read more »

74 foreigners denied entry to PH for lack of respect and courtesy

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has reported that in 2017, at least 74 foreigners were not allowed entry to the Philippines due to “disrespecting Immigration officers”. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said in a statement that “the entry and stay of foreigners in the country is not a right but a mere privilege. Thus, they [foreigners]… Read more »

Wife of Arthur Mina seeks financial assistance to repatriate his remains

After the heart-wrenching and devastating death of Filipino expat in Phuket Arthur Mina, the Filipino “bayanihan” spirit has been ignited to bring back the remains of Mina to the Philippines through financial assistance. However, a couple of months before his death, the Mina family also lost another member of their family, baby Zeal, and now,… Read more »

Super Blue Blood Moon sweeps the kingdom

An astrological phenomenon called the “Super Blue Blood Moon” had placed the country in a standstill as ordinary citizens, amateur and professional stargazers joined in to see this rare occurrence, Wednesday night, January 31, 2018. This phenomenon started at 6:30 am in Thailand while the total eclipse occurred between 7:51 pm and 9:07 pm in… Read more »

Chatuchak Market to be Thailand 4.0 ready in the coming years

In line with Thailand 4.0, the standard of the country’s technological and agricultural advancement, Chatuchak market will be turning into a cashless hub starting June 2018, says State Railway of Thailand Director for Land Development Siripong Preutthipan. Mobile App and Cashless Payments The said vision has already included an app, Chatuchak Guide, which tells users… Read more »