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Insider knowledge: The best loyalty card schemes of the Philippines

Everybody loves a bargain, and in the Philippines many people have made a fine art of saving a peso here, and a centavo there. In particular, store loyalty cards are everywhere, offering discounts, exclusive offers and more. Here, money-saving expert Boom Rizal introduces some of the country’s most worthwhile schemes……



The long view: Asia’s dangerous new geopolitics

The first week of July is not normally one that brings great events in world politics. Around that time, the northern hemisphere normally shifts into summer holiday mode. Recently, this has become less true. Coups in Egypt, Turkey, and a terror attack in France have bucked the trend. Asia’s early…



A journalist’s view: Fighting back against the troll army

  In the past decade, more than 800 journalists have been killed in the course of their work according to UNESCO, while hundreds more have been assaulted, imprisoned or harassed. The nature of the threat is changing as the virtual world spills into the physical. The experiences of Filipino journalist…





Ask a local: What’s the best way to reach Dumaguete City?

Dumaguete City, also known as “The City of Gentle People” or “The University Town” is more lively and cosmopolitan than your average provincial capital. It’s also becoming one of the fastest developing cities in the country and now also being dubbed the “Bonifacio Global City of Negros Oriental”. But how…