When in Manila - By Raïssa Robles One of the few pleasures in Manila is eating out. So whenever my family gathers together, we carefully pick out a restaurant to enjoy. We pick it for the cuisine and the ambience that make dining a gastronomic delight. When my mother-in-law turned 85 early last month, we recommended to her several restaurants. [...]
Do any Manileños remember what happened between February and March 68 years ago when two powers – Japan and the United States – turned the Philippine capital into a battleground? Manila’s population was decimated and centuries of historic treasures were lost forever. In remembrance of this tragedy, I would like to share with you today a piece that my hubby [...]
YESSS! It’s more FUN and Romantic in the Philippines.
Finally, we can promote our country with this video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3nUudSYW8s Kudos to those guys who made this video. And thank you @Maricris Encarnacion, publisher of Where At Cebu, for pointing me to this video on Facebook.
[I would like to share this article which remains relevant today, although written over a year ago by Alan Robles. I would like to thank D+C, the monthly publication funded by Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, for allowing me to publish this.] The police’ official motto is “we serve and protect”. Filipinos might well ask – whom? By [...]
Exclusive By Raïssa Robles Did you miss me? I missed you all. I missed writing. I missed blogging and posting on Facebook and Twitter. When I got to Singapore, my laptop suddenly simply refused to boot up. My Globe roaming on the two mobile phones I brought totally failed. Fortunately, YMCA Hotel at the end of Orchard Road where I [...]
At the annual gathering of Manila’s foreign press, guests from the American diplomatic corps and the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) surprised us by bursting into song. It was a first for the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines (FOCAP), to be serenaded by those we interview. The song came with this intro - Those who have suffered through Manila’s [...]
Read her signed counter-affidavit By Raïssa Robles Ramona Revilla is the only other living witness – besides girlfriend Janelle Manahan – to the murder of Ramgen Revilla on October 28, 2011. She submitted a 13-page counter-affidavit to the Philippine consulate in Ankara, Turkey last November 24. It is understandably short on details since the police has tagged her as an [...]