...and other challenges overcome by the women in Fearless Filipinas WHILE waiting to start a job in a bank, the young Jessie Sincioco entered her aunt's mango cake recipe in The Maya Cookfest, a popular cooking contest organized by The Maya Kitchen. After unexpectedly winning the grand prize in the baking category, she let go of the bank job, instead ...

Ani 41: Lakbay, the official literary journal of the Intertextual Division of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) -- FACEBOOK.COM/CCPINTERXTUALDIVISIONREMEMBERING trips to the beach, a chat between OFWs, an awkward encounter at a mall escalator, enduring the traffic along EDSA, and restricted drives between cities during the lockdown are among the topics covered in the essays, poems, and short ...

MEGAWIDE Construction Corp. said on Tuesday that it had been awarded three contracts worth more than P3.1 billion to help build the Malolos-Clark Railway Project Phase 1. "Megawide is preparing to start construction for the Malolos-Clark Railway Project (MCRP) Phase 1 in the second quarter of the year," the listed company said in an e-mailed statement. The company said its ...

HENRY LAU, Invigorate, 2020 -- STARTARTFAIR.COMSEOUL -- In a Seoul cafe, K-pop stars Song Min-ho and Kang Seung-yoon talk through a selection of their paintings and photographs that will be headed for a London exhibition this autumn. Mainly known for their music, the WINNER bandmates will showcase their art, alongside fellow K-pop singer Henry Lau, at the START Art Fair, ...

YIBEI GENG /UNSPLASH THE Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has released a draft memorandum circular covering the guidelines for corporate dissolution either voluntarily or involuntarily, as well as through the shortening of the corporate term. The proposed circular, which outlines the rules and documentary requirements for corporate dissolution, does not cover banks, banking, and quasi-banking institutions. It also does not ...

EMPERADORBRANDY.COM/ THE board of directors of Emperador, Inc. has approved a share buy-back program to repurchase common shares worth up to P1 billion "to enhance shareholder value." "The actual number of shares to be repurchased cannot as yet be determined as this will depend on the total buy-back price of the shares," the company said in a disclosure on Tuesday. ...

One of the prototypes for the Yeezy line developed by Kanye West and Mark Smith for Nike -- SOTHEBYS.COM THE KANYE West sneakers that helped turn athletic shoes into coveted fashion items are going up for sale at Sotheby's, carrying an estimate of more than $1 million. The sneakers were the prototypes for the Yeezy line developed by Mr. West ...

LISTED holding firm A. Soriano Corp. (Anscor) generated P165.65 million in attributable net income for 2020, declining by nearly 91% from P1.84 billion in the previous year due to "significantly lower" revenues. In a regulatory filing on Tuesday, it reported a 24.8% fall in revenues to P7.56 billion from P10.05 billion. Consolidated gross revenues amounted to P6.9 billion, dropping by ...

Dwayne Johnson -- IMDB.COM LOS ANGELES -- Fast & Furious star Dwayne Johnson said on Monday that he would run for US President if he felt he had enough support from Americans. Mr. Johnson, 48, one of the highest-paid and most popular actors in the United States, has been flirting with a possible White House bid for several years. "I ...

REUTERS HARVEY Weinstein has been indicted in California on sexual assault charges, one of his lawyers said on Monday, as the former Hollywood movie producer appeared in a New York court proceeding over whether to extradite him. The 69-year-old Mr. Weinstein appeared from the Wende Correctional Facility near Buffalo by video before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case. Mr. Weinstein ...