Sondos Alqattan, an Instagram make up artist, is coming under harsh criticism after sharing a video rant about new laws improving the rights of domestic workers.
An image showing joss papers being used as Chinese New Year decorations at a mall in the Philippines has been widely circulated on the Internet, with netizens calling the mall out for the inappropriate use of materials. Spotted at the Ayala Malls The 30th, which is located in the city of Pasig, the joss papers had images of gold ingots printed on them and were hung alongside red pineapple-shaped lanterns to decorate a bazaar that was happening at the mall’s common area during the Chinese New Year weekend. On Friday (16 February), the mall announced on its Facebook page that the management had asked for the joss papers to be removed.
Imagine Pokemon GO, except that instead of catching Pokemon, you’re performing dares to level up. That’s what happens in the movie, “Nerve.” Of course, the more horrible the dares, the greater the number of points, resulting in that infamous scene in the trailer where the characters are streaking through a boutique
Finally, in Finding Dory, everyone’s favorite forgetful blue Tang fish swims back to our screens to tell her story. There’s no one better to re-introduce her to Filipinos than our kababayan Paul Abadilla, a Filipino sketch artist for Pixar Animation Studios who helped work on the environment art for Finding Dory. “Hi, my name is Paul Abadilla,” he says without fanfare.
As she eyes the colourful ice creams on offer at a Baskin-Robbins in one of Manila's most luxurious shopping centres, Philippine teenager Jamie Gamboa admits to being an incurable mall rat -- but not only for the shopping. With their functions expanding from shopping and dining to venues for Catholic mass, Zumba workouts or even weddings, experts say malls are taking on a more important role at the heart of communities. Filipino life traditionally revolved around a public square, with a church, local government building and market attached, where adults socialised and children played, according to urban planner Felino Palafox.