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Photographs: Patrick Uy In the heart of Quezon City lies the neighborhood of New Manila, long known as a prestigious residential district, and here SkyVillas at One Balete has risen to keep up to par with its gated mansions and ancestral homes. Developed by Philippine Realty & Holdings Corporation, SkyVillas at One...

(L-R:) DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez, Agriculture Usec. Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, and Carmen Hiosa founder of Pinatex Leather, made of pineapple fiber. (Photo courtesy of Malacañang) March 7, 2017, during a Department of Agriculture event held at the...

  The chairman of multi-brand retail conglomerate Suyen Corporation believes in nurturing relationships, creating icons, and constantly diversifying—essential tactics in these highly competitive times By Marge Enriquez Benito “Ben” Chan, chairman of multi-brand retail conglomerate Suyen Corporation, is one of the most...

Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo and Senator Leila de Lima Photo of Salvador Panelo by Paul San Juan Photo of De Lima courtesy of Rappler Panelo on De Lima’s admission of affair: ‘She must voluntarily resign’After Sen. Leila De Lima admitted once having an affair with former driver and bodyguard Ronnie...

Determined to strengthen relationship with the eastern super nations, President Rodrigo RoaDuterte flew to Japan last week to seal deals with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The two leaders first met in Laos during the ASEAN Summit last September. Duterte, who’s known for his preference for simpler cuisine,...

Starkey Hearing Foundation and Technologies founder Bill Austin has successfully built his brand on a global scale, all in the name of serving the hearing-impaired—and not his pocket. The low-key billionaire that he is, he tells Asian Dragon’s Olivia Limpe-Aw in a rare interview how he found a career in fitting hearing...

Former Senator and three-time presidential candidate Miriam Defensor Santiago passed away this morning, after a long battle with cancer. The news was confirmed by her husband, Atty. Jun Santiago. “She died peacefully in her sleep this morning,” he said to GMA News. This comes a shock after her announcement in 2015 that...

Senator Leila de Lima was officially ousted as the chair of the Senate committee on justice yesterday, September 19, after a Senate majority vote of 16-4. Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo tells Asian Dragon his thoughts on Senator De Lima’s ouster as Senate justice committee chair. “The ouster of...

Atty. Vitaliano Aguirre II was already a familiar figure to television viewers prior to his appointment by President Rodrigo Duterte as Secretary of Justice. He was that lawyer who was publicly castigated by Senator Miriam D. Santiago, who, on live television, confronted him during the impeachment proceedings of the...

Only two months into the job, and already, PNP Chief Ronald ‘Bato’ De La Rosa has charmed Filipinos with his candor and self-deprecating humor. Talk about drugs and crime, though, and you’ll see why there’s no one better for the job of tearing the bad guys down. Detractors can say all they want about the seemingly...