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Microtel makes it big
by Cheeko Ruiz - September 16, 2016 - 12:00am
From an obscure hotel brand often confused with a popular American computer technology company, Microtel by Wyndham in the Philippines has come a long, long way.
Maestro heals India’s deep social divisions through music
by Cheeko Ruiz - August 27, 2016 - 12:00am
Growing up in a country known for its caste system, artist Thodur Madabusi Krishna had always wanted to break divisions in society.
Painting the town Crimson
by Cheeko Ruiz - March 3, 2016 - 9:00am
Set amidst a bustling city in the south, Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila has in three years created quite a buzz in the hospitality industry.
Leyte mayor commended for response to Yolanda victims
by Cheeko Ruiz - February 12, 2016 - 9:00am
The mayor of Burauen, Leyte has been cited by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for the municipality’s efforts to address the needs of children and families affected by Super Typhoon Yolan...
Ramon Magsaysay Awards: Laotian creates livelihood by reviving silk weaving
by Cheeko Ruiz - August 30, 2015 - 10:00am
When she fled her village in eastern Laos in 1961 to escape bombings during the Vietnam War, all that Kommaly Chanthavong took with her were heirloom pieces of woven silk handed down from her grandmothers.
2015 Ramon Magsaysay Awards: Pinay propagates Mindanao cultural heritage through dance
by Cheeko Ruiz - August 29, 2015 - 10:00am
Ligaya Fernando-Amilbangsa has always loved the arts.
2015 Ramon Magsaysay Awards: Myanmar film star helps bury the dead
by Cheeko Ruiz - August 26, 2015 - 10:00am
As a hugely popular, award-winning actor in Myanmar, Kyaw Thu used to find glory in fame. With over 200 films under his belt, everything just seemed perfect. It was not until he came upon the story of a woman left...
A hotel for the new JENeration
by Cheeko Ruiz - December 26, 2014 - 12:00am
The changing needs of today’s travelers have given birth to a new set of hotel standards.
Mystical Yanagi experience
by Cheeko Ruiz - November 2, 2014 - 12:00am
A culinary gem with an enchanting name is found at the mezzanine floor of Midas Hotel and Casino along Roxas Boulevard in Pasay City.
2012 Ramon Magsaysay Awards: Missionary helps Indian women manage finances
by Cheeko Ruiz - September 1, 2012 - 12:00am
With his parents sacrificing their only piece of land so he could attend university and his mother being cheated by moneylenders out of the little that she had, Kulandei Francis of India learned about poverty early...
2012 Ramon Magsaysay Awards: Missionary helps Indian women manage finances
by Cheeko Ruiz - September 1, 2012 - 12:00am
With his parents sacrificing their only piece of land so he could attend university and his mother being cheated by moneylenders out of the little that she had, Kulandei Francis of India learned about poverty early...
2012 Ramon Magsaysay Awards: Bangladesh lawyer fights for environmental justice
by Cheeko Ruiz - August 29, 2012 - 12:00am
She “eats death threats for breakfast” but no amount of intimidation can diminish Bangladeshi lawyer Syeda Rizwana Hasan’s passion to protect the people’s right to a healthy environment.
Eton to utilize 3D to improve learning
by Cheeko Ruiz - April 9, 2012 - 12:00am
This June, parents and students alike can look forward to a more exciting and quality learning as the first 3D school in the country was launched recently.
Damayan pioneer
by Cheeko Ruiz - July 24, 2011 - 12:00am
The STAR Group of Publication’s socio-humanitarian arm, Operation Damayan, has been known to be the wing of the less fortunate, helping them overcome life’s biggest trials.
STAR Group's ABKDamayan helps out-of-school-youth get diploma
by Cheeko Ruiz - May 23, 2011 - 12:00am
ABKDamayan, one of the projects of Operation Damayan, the humanitarian arm of The STAR Group of Publications with a mission to help out-of-school youths get an elementary and high school diploma, recently held its...
11 Ilocos Sur mayors endorse Ryan Singson to replace brod
by Cheeko Ruiz - April 15, 2011 - 12:00am
Eleven mayors of the first congressional district of Ilocos Sur have endorsed the candidacy of Vigan City Vice Mayor Ryan Singson to replace his older brother former congressman Ronald Singson, who was forced to...
The sun, a simple bottle bring light to San Pedro
by Cheeko Ruiz - February 27, 2011 - 12:00am
For households out there living in the dark without electricity, there’s hope for a brighter tomorrow  literally  with a nationwide lighting mission called the Solar Bottle Bulb project.
RP voted as most relaxing pavilion at Shanghai Expo
by Cheeko Ruiz - November 4, 2010 - 12:00am
The Philippine pavilion was chosen as the “Most Relaxing Pavilion” during the recently concluded 2010 Shanghai Expo.
Metro Manila unprepared for big quake
by Cheeko Ruiz - August 9, 2010 - 12:00am
Natural disasters such as strong earthquakes, not social unrest or military coups, now pose the biggest threats to business continuity in Metro Manila, and the country is not prepared to deal with the threat, according...
The Filipino child as Hero
by Cheeko Ruiz - July 18, 2010 - 12:00am
Heroes come in all shapes, sizes, colors – and ages. A new series of children’s books makes it quite clear that heroism is not limited by age.
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