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Now you can stay connected as you fly


The plane hasn’t even “come to a complete stop,” but already one can see people fishing out their phones and surreptitiously turning them on. Although the rules have been relaxed somewhat and one doesn’t have to wait until deplaning to get connected, it just shows how dependent we’ve become on our gadgets.

Posted: June 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Travel | Read More »

Restored links, ads luring more tourists to PH, says EU envoy

EU Ambassador Guy Ledoux. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Philippines may become the new destination of choice for more European tourists, with the return of direct air links between Manila and Europe and the Department of Tourism’s (DOT) “fantastic and amazing” global campaign that has reached the region, the European Union’s (EU) envoy to the Philippines has said.

Posted: May 11th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

When children ‘freeze out’ their parents


It is Autumn Down Under. I arrived in Sydney on the last few days of summer and we had blue skies and cool breezes. But the weekend turned from nice to nasty. From comfortable mid-70s we dropped to unseasonal 50s and 60s, making us reach for sweaters and shawls. Monday the sun was out. But the rains have returned and now we’re back to dreary.

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Ramon Ang: ‘When you’re young, go to far-off places!’


It’s common knowledge by now that Ramon Ang, top honcho of both San Miguel Corporation and Philippine Airlines, got his start by working as an auto mechanic, fixing cars that he then sold for a profit.

Posted: November 17th, 2013 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

‘I have five (landing) slots, but I want two more’–how Ramon Ang brought PAL back to London and Europe


It’s still a 14-hour ride, but the flight is now direct, with no extra hours for layovers or the risk of missing connecting flights, not to mention having to haul carry-on baggage while sprinting toward far-off boarding gates.

Posted: November 16th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »