1 of 2FOR its third and final collaboration with Studio Ghibli, Spanish fashion house Loewe brings to life the animated film Howl’s Moving Castle.A movie about a girl cursed to look old, a dashing wizard, a witch, and a spark of a star, the movie meditates on the true meaning of love and beauty. What better way to express that ...

FORMER commerce and industry minister Roberto V. Ongpin — BW FILE PHOTOFORMER commerce and industry minister Roberto “Bobby” V. Ongpin, one of the richest Filipinos, passed away peacefully at 86, one of his relatives said.In a Facebook post, his nephew Rafael “Apa” Ongpin said that the billionaire businessman died in his sleep on the night of Feb. 4 on Balesin ...

1 of 8THE CONTEMPORARY iteration of iconic British marque Morris Garages (or MG) made its bones in the Philippines with the very popular ZS SUV, which resonated in the market on account of its value-for-money propositions. But MG is far from a one-trick pony. Its SUVs (including the RX5 and HS), are complemented by equally compelling, right-priced sedans: the MG ...

1 of 6By Kap Maceda AguilaSINGAPORE-BASED Mini Asia Head Kidd Yam, in town last week, underscored the importance of the Philippines to attaining the brand’s aspirations in the region. “It is one of our key markets, and registered one of the highest sales in the region — with close to 31% growth,” he said to members of the media gathered ...

BW FILE PHOTORATES of the Treasury bills (T-bills) and retail bonds on offer this week could track secondary market levels on expectations of ample demand from the market and ahead of the release of January inflation data.The Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) will auction off P15 billion in T-bills on Monday, made up of P5 billion each in 91-, 182-, ...

1 of 9Longchamp goes pink for Valentine’s DayAS VALENTINE’S Day approaches, Longchamp is giving Cupid a helping hand with a selection of gifts. There are delicate silk squares or bandeaus in soft pink to be worn in the hair, around the neck or wrist, or wrapped around the handle of a bag, that come in graphic patterns, an Eiffel Tower ...

FREEPIKBy Patricia B. Mirasol, ReporterTHE coffee industry said it expects to benefit from the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement, standing apart from the rest of the agriculture sector, which has raised the loudest objections against the trade deal.The ASEAN Free Trade Agreement (AFTA) already allows all Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) coffees to come in and out freely, ...

PAYONEER.COMCROSS-BORDER payments platform Payoneer is seeking collaborations with the local business process outsourcing (BPO) industry in a bid to strengthen the latter’s growth.“I think it’s really important to bring together all the different stakeholders that are involved in cross-border international business so we can interact, engage, and learn from each other on how to take the customer experience to the ...

Mini Asia Head Kidd Yam — PHOTO BY KAP MACEDA AGUILAInterview by Kap Maceda AguilaWhere is the growth coming from in terms of models?Within the Southeast Asia region, there are two core models that have seen really strong growth. The first is the Mini Countryman. I think the acceptance of the bigger-size Mini which can fit a full-size family and ...

PHOTO FROM THEJOCKEYCLUB.CO.UKLONDON — Britain’s Jockey Club removed formal dress codes from its 15 racecourses on Thursday in a push to make racegoing more accessible and inclusive.The courses include Aintree, Epsom Downs, and Cheltenham which all host highlights of the British sporting and social calendar.The Jockey Club said morning dress or formal daywear will still be required on Derby Day ...