City of Dreams Manila amps up sustainability efforts with a holistic initiative on coffee and coffee making, further enhancing its eco-efficient operations. Not only does its source coffee beans from local farmers, it also repurposes the used coffee grounds as organic fertilizers, and recycles the coffee capsules used in its guest rooms. “As a socially and environmentally-responsible business, we are always looking for ways on how we can strengthen our
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When Shake Shack finally opens its doors to the public, expected long queues apparent at Central Square in Bonifacio Global City come May 10th. “Did ya hear? We’re opening on May 10 at Central Square BGC!” read a post on the Shake Shack Philippines Facebook page on Monday. The famous American burger joint was brought to the country by the luxury retailer SSI Group. As the first Philippine branch of
According to an annual list that takes in votes from hundreds of food experts across Asia, a restaurant in Makati City now holds the distinction of being considered as the best place to eat in the Philippines. Jordy Navarra’s Toyo Eatery is the lone Filipino restaurant to have made it in the prestigious list of the 50 Best Restaurants in Asia, it was announced at a ceremony in Macau this
Agricultural damage triggered by the El Niño in the Pacific Ocean stretched P464.27 million as of Monday, March 11, based on data from the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Operations Center of the Department of Agriculture (DA). 22,918 metric tons (MT) of crops have been affected, mostly corn and rice, and 13,679 hectares (ha) of agricultural lands. Production loss for rice had gotten to P377.9 million, or 17,232 MT
A new rule replacing import quotas on rice with tariffs will diminish the role of the NFA to buffer stocking stated Thursday. NFA Administrator Tomas Escarez said that under the draft of the Rice Tarrification Law’s implementing rules and regulations, the National Food Authority will be compulsory to maintain an “optimum level” inventory that is good for 30 days or equivalent to 1.5 million metric tons. NFA is said to
National Food Authority (NFA) on Monday stated the halting of regulating international and domestic rice trade starting the next Tuesday, March 5, coinciding with the Rice Tariffication Law taking effect. “We will just be waiting for the release of the final IRR (implementing rules and regulations) before we fully shift our focus on buffer stocking for calamities and emergencies, as stated under the law, and on the eventual restructuring of
Indonesia’s Go-Jek has started services in Thailand and is working toward entering the Philippines, founder and then chief executive Nadiem Makarim said on Wednesday, as the ride-hailing firm continues to up its game against regional market leader Grab. Go-Jek, a play on the Indonesian word for motorbike taxis, launched in Thailand under the brand GET and is building presence in the Philippines throughout a very recent fintech acquisition, Makarim said.