Smart National Open badminton up (Philippine Star)

MANILA, Philippines – The Smart National Open Badminton tournament 2015 unfurls Wednesday at the Powersmash Badminton Center in Makati and Robinsons Place Manila with some of the country’s top netters battling it out for pride and glory. Sanctioned by PBA Smash Pilipinas and organized by Forthright Events including tournament director Yoly Araullo, the tournament drew the…

Pinoys break ice in hockey (Philippine Star)

MANILA, Philippines – For a country like the Philippines where there is no winter, playing ice hockey is unusual. But with the SM Group’s ice rinks at the Mall of Asia and Southmall, the sport is gaining in popularity among Filipinos and foreign residents. The estimate is anywhere between 160 to 210 kids and adults play…

Globe Telecom one with gov't in narrowing gender inequality gap (Philippines Daily Inquirer)

THE SIGNIFICANCE of women’s contribution to the regional and global economy can no longer be undermined, nor ignored. Many quarters have agreed that such potential contribution can be enormous and extensive, with estimates running close to $90 billion, which represented the value that can be added to the regional economy if barriers to women’s economic participation…

Businesses launch Manila Declaration to back govt's climate change agenda (Philippines News Agency)

The country’s business community has launched the 2015 Manila Declaration to support the Philippine government’s agenda on climate change. Among the largest business groups in the country, Philippine Business for Social Progress, Philippine Business Environment, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Management Association of the Philippines, Makati Business Club, Federation of Philippine Industries, and Financial Executives…

Haze cancels flights (Philippines Daily Inquirer)

Two major Philippine airlines have cancelled flights from Manila to the city as haze, believed to be from the Indonesian forest fire, continues to darken skies over this and other Mindanao cities. The flight cancellation has been going on since Saturday. The two airlines-Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Cebu Pacific-have canceled the flights as a safety precaution.…