Archive for August 2010
Be at the MANILACON on September 2-5, 2010 at the SMX Convention Center. With registered visitors around 23,000 in 2009, MANILACON is fast becoming the popular meeting point for industry players & people for whom sustainability matter most.
Gain insights to this expanding new market. For suppliers, position your brands for your long-term success as Sponsors/Exhibitors. For trade professionals, be there to view the product showcase; meet new suppliers; learn from industry experts on sustainability; network with other industry players.
Image from ManilaCon
Preliminary judges have already selected the Top 15 candidates for the 2010 Miss Universe beauty contest now being held in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The 83 contestants were ranked based on evening gown and swimsuit, during a two-hour presentation at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Early favorites who got the loudest cheers from the audience were the candidates from Philippines, Haiti, Canada, Australia, USA, Mexico, and Puerto Rico.
Miss Philippines Maria Venus Raj tops the online votes.
Go to AllVoices to read more.
Photo from annalyn at Flickr
8.4 million domestic passengers flew the Philippine friendly skies during the first half of 2010, ten percent higher than the same period last year. Cebu Pacific had 48% of the traffic while PAL garnered 34%. The rest fell on Air Philippines, Zest Air and Seair, respectively.
Read more at ABS-CBN News
Photo by kuuan at Flickr
Nine-year-old Jinky Young, whose Filipino mother claims is Fischer’s daughter, is not the late chess legend’s daughter based on DNA tests of tissue samples taken from Fischer’s remains in Iceland.
The Reykjavik court allowed the DNA testing in June to settle the paternity case and Fischer’s body was exhumed from his burial site in the town of Selfoss in July so tissue samples could be taken.
Read more at All Headline News
Photo by averycnesbitt at Flickr
The Philippines could hit a record in the history of tourist arrivals this year, expected to be above the 3 million mark. Alberto Lim, Tourism Secretary, says their 6-year targets include 6 million arrivals, generate P18.7 billion in tourism revenue and create 3 million additional jobs in the tourism sector.
Last year, tourism arrivals declined. The numbers include Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) which number about five percent of total arrivals.
Optimism in the Philippines as today’s major tourist desination lays in its election of a new president and a new tourism law, the latter of which reorganizes and creates new resources and developments that directly promote tourism.
Read more at Business Mirror
Photo by richardhabi at Flickr.com
“What’s in Your Bag?” is a fashion and design photo exhibit to be held on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010, 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM with the encore official Manila Design Week party right after, at the Greenbelt 5 Fashion Walk – Philippines.
It reads: “We asked 25 icons this question, and asked some of the best photographers and graphic designers to make their answers look damn good.”
Source: Manila Fashion Week 2010