Marriott Cafe’s buffet is made even safer

Plus the other hotel restaurants are now reopening  Loads of things have changed in the way we dine outside. Limited seatings, strict hygiene protocols, and all the fuss about wearing protective gear are taking the fun out eating out. While many are adapting to delivery services and to-go meals, others are taking the extra steps to invite their guests back to their restaurants and create an enjoyable dining experience despite the pandemic. Among them is Marriot Cafè.  Enjoy your buffet favorites once again just like you used to but made…

A resurgent China and a weakened America moves us all closer to a moment of reckoning

During the vice-presidential debate, Kamala Harris was asked if she considered China a competitor, and she did not have a clear answer. That’s troubling. As someone who could be an ageing Biden heartbeat from the presidency, Harris had better make up her mind, and quick. Instead, she turned the question on her rival Mike Pence and accused the Trump administration of losing the trade war with Beijing. The US-China relationship was a key question in the debate between Kamala Harris and Mike Pence.(Reuters) It’s true the tit-for-tat tariff battle with…

MB Sketchfest 2020 goes virtual amid pandemic

Aiming to highlight the ability of Filipinos to bounce back at a time when the world grapples with the prevailing health crisis, the Manila Bulletin picked “The Resilience of the Filipino” as the theme for this year’s MB Sketchfest.  For the first time since 2011, the popular on-the-spot drawing and sketching competition will also be held virtually amid the COVID-19 situation in the country.  “Amid pandemic and calamity, Filipinos stand strong and united in the spirit of Bayanihan: always determined to build back better. Let your courage and determination shine…

Malaysia captures 60 Chinese nationals and 6 vessels for trespassing, World News

Malaysian authorities have detained nearly 60 Chinese nationals for trespassing into the Southeast Asian country`s waters. Along with these Chinese nationals, six Chinese registered fishing vessels were also seized by the maritime authorities. The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) informed the local media that the trespassers were detained in off the shore of the southern state of Johor. The mission was conducted on Friday. “Further checks found that all the vessels registered in Qinhuangdoa, China, were manned by six captains and 54 crew who are Chinese nationals aged between 31 and 60 years,”…

Sharon Cuneta shocks fans with retirement from showbiz

After 59 successful films and more than 40 hit albums, megastar Sharon Cuneta revealed on Saturday that she is on her way to retirement. “Kids, it’s almost time. Mama’s tired. I love you,” said Cuneta on her art card uploaded on social media platforms Instagram and Facebook. It was captioned: “On my way to retirement.” Cuneta, 54, did not give any details about her latest post. Many of her fans were shocked and surprised while others just gave their support to her.  Some of the comments were: “pls don’t…” “Oh…

Philippines says it, China reaffirm strong relations

MANILA (Reuters) – The foreign ministers of Philippines and China reaffirmed their countries’ strong relations on Saturday, Manila’s foreign ministry said, amid bilateral tensions over the South China Sea. China, which has for years been locked in maritime disputes with other coastal states in the South China Sea, has in recent months held exercises in disputed parts of the strategic waterway, at a time when other claimants are battling coronavirus outbreaks. “Both sides reaffirmed the continuing vitality of relations despite the constraints imposed by COVID-19,” the Philippines’ foreign ministry said…

Aura too hot for Blu Fire; Omega makes easy work of BSB

Photo from Aura Philippines Facebook page Warming up for its much-awaited clash against rival Onic Philippines, two-time champion Aura Philippines pummeled also-ran Blu Fire in two games in the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Pro League-Philippines (MPL-PH) Season 6 on Saturday night.   Aura was simply overwhelming for the helpless Blu Fire as the defending champ sent a stern warning into their battle against perennial rival Onic in the regular season-ending match on Sunday.  “Sa mga fans ng Aura at Onic, siguraduhin nyong panonoorin nyo ang game namin bukas kasi sure akong kami…

South China Sea outrage: Terrifying warning Beijing is ‘preparing for World War 3’ | World | News

Described by many as “island fortresses”, China has engulfed the South China Sea with man-made island bases and has been accused of forming them specifically for military purposes. The key issue for other Asian neighbours is the placement of these bases in archipelagos that are under sovereignty claims by multiple countries. The Spratly Islands are claimed by China, Vietnam, Taiwan, Malaysia, the Philippines and Brunei – and have become the cornerstone of China’s quest for dominance in the region. Some photographs showed cargo ships and supply vessels, which The Philippine…

China’s vaccine diplomacy offers risks and rewards for rising superpower

The Chinese vaccines are being trialled by volunteers in Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Russia, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Morocco, Brazil and Argentina. Loading While rich nations such as the US, parts of Europe and Asia and Australia have rushed to secure me-first deals with domestic manufacturers for the most promising vaccines, China is keenly aware that not every country has the financial capacity to do this. And in a year when China has angered its South-east Asian neighbours with its aggressive posture in the South China Sea — and…

2 senators ask employers to give 13th month pay to workers

Two senators are asking employers to just give workers their 13th month pay. Senate President Vicente Sotto III and Sen. Panfilo Lacson on Saturday, Oct. 10, pointed out that the 13th month pay benefit no later than December 24 is mandated by a presidential decree which employers should comply with. Senate President Vicente Sotto III and Senator Panfilo Lacson (Senate of the Philippines / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello earlier said he is mulling to allow the deferment of the payouts for 13th month to help companies…