Asia & Manila News

  • Here’s what happened when a non-Kpop fan attended a K-pop concert


    by WhenInManila Contributor on February 18, 2019 at 11:41 am

    I’m not a fan of Korean pop (K-pop) music but I do like a few songs. Two, to be exact. Blackpink’s “As If It’s Your Last“ and BTS’ “Idol.” But that doesn’t mean I don’t know more Korean songs. Remember the time when all we could hear anywhere was Psy’s “Gangnam Style“ and Wonder Girls’ […]
    The post Here’s what happened when a non-Kpop fan attended a K-pop concert appeared first on When In Manila. […]

  • LOOK: This Filipina Artist Loves Creating Art for a Purpose


    by Angeline Rodriguez on February 18, 2019 at 10:25 am

    I’ve always looked up to artists; but one kind of art I’ve been especially in awe of lately is mural art. How long does it take to create something so beautiful? And what drives people to be so patient and so passionate about that particular art? Anina Rubio is a freelance visual artist who paints […]
    The post LOOK: This Filipina Artist Loves Creating Art for a Purpose appeared first on When In Manila. […]

  • Thai opposition party undeterred after ally's failed princess bid


    on February 18, 2019 at 10:15 am

    Leaders of Thailand's biggest opposition party campaigning on Monday never mentioned ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra, whose policies they espouse, nor the princess whose shock candidacy could see its ally banned from the March 24 election. […]

  • Top Indonesian football official questioned in match-fixing scandal


    on February 18, 2019 at 9:49 am

    Indonesia's top football official, who has been in the job less than a month, was questioned by police Monday over a match-fixing scandal that has rocked the Southeast Asian nation's domestic league. […]

  • Taiwan protests Spain over deportation of fraudsters to China


    on February 18, 2019 at 9:45 am

    TAIPEI: Taiwan hit out at Spain on Monday (Feb 18) after two Taiwanese fraud suspects were deported to China over objections from the government in Taipei and human rights groups.

    Returning Taiwanese criminals to China has become a major source of friction between Beijing and Taiwan - and ... […]

  • Six charged over 2015 murder of Bangladesh blogger


    on February 18, 2019 at 9:39 am

    Six people have been charged with the gruesome murder four years ago of a controversial atheist blogger, Bangladesh police said Monday. […]

  • Saudi vows to 'de-escalate' India-Pakistan tensions after Kashmir attack


    on February 18, 2019 at 9:05 am

    Saudi Arabia vowed to "de-escalate" rising tensions between Pakistan and India during a high-profile summit in Islamabad Monday as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman prepares to travel from Islamabad to New Delhi. […]

  • UMNO acting president Mohamad Hasan loses appeal to keep parliamentary seat


    on February 18, 2019 at 9:02 am

    PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia’s Federal Court on Monday (Feb 18) upheld a ruling to nullify the victory of United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) acting president Mohamad Hasan during the last general election, triggering a by-election in Rantau, Negeri Sembilan.

    This could plunge UMNO into more ... […]

  • India, Pakistan 'spy' row heads for UN top court amid tensions


    on February 18, 2019 at 8:55 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands: India will on Monday (Feb 18) renew its bid to persuade international judges to take an alleged spy off death row in Pakistan, in a controversial court case as fresh bloodshed in Kashmir sends tensions between the neighbours soaring.

    Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav, a former ... […]

  • Japan trial to treat spinal cord injuries with stem cells


    on February 18, 2019 at 8:53 am

    TOKYO: A team of Japanese researchers will carry out an unprecedented trial using a kind of stem cell to try to treat debilitating spinal cord injuries, the specialists said on Monday (Feb 18).

    The team at Tokyo's Keio University has received government approval for a trial using so-called induced ... […]

  • Japan upgrades rain forecast system before Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics


    on February 18, 2019 at 8:46 am

    TOKYO: With an eye on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Japanese researchers are developing a new system to accurately forecast torrential downpours - known in Japan as 'guerilla rainstorms' - 30 minutes before they strike.

    Scientists have created a high-tech radar capable of producing a three-dimensional ... […]

  • Macau police investigate suspected murder at Sands casino resort: Media


    on February 18, 2019 at 8:05 am

    HONG KONG: Police in the world's biggest gambling hub of Macau are investigating what they suspect is a rare murder in a five-star casino resort after a Chinese man was found stabbed in his bed, broadcaster TDM reported on Monday (Feb 18).

    Murder cases have been rare in the Chinese territory since ... […]

  • New Zealand will conduct own assessment of Huawei equipment risk: PM


    on February 18, 2019 at 8:03 am

    WELLINGTON: New Zealand will independently assess the risk of using China's Huawei Technologies in 5G networks, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday (Feb 18) after a report suggested that British precautions could be used by other nations.

    Huawei, the world's biggest producer of telecoms ... […]

  • Thai economic growth strengthens in Q4 but election could impact 2019 pace


    on February 18, 2019 at 8:00 am

    BANGKOK: Thailand's economy grew at its best pace in six years in 2018, with fourth-quarter beating expectations on higher domestic demand and record tourism arrivals.

    The state planning agency on Monday (Feb 18) cut its forecast for 2019 exports, the main growth driver, but maintained the 3.5-4.5 ... […]

  • Chinese food producer says swine fever found in dumplings


    on February 18, 2019 at 7:55 am

    A major Chinese food producer said Monday that traces of the African swine fever virus had been found in its frozen dumplings. […]

  • Seven killed in new Kashmir battle


    on February 18, 2019 at 7:54 am

    SRINAGAR: Indian troops suffered new losses on Monday (Feb 18) in a fierce battle with Kashmir militants that left at least seven dead just days after a suicide bomber killed 41 paramilitaries in the troubled territory, officials said.

    The confrontation piled more pressure on the Indian government ... […]

  • What You Can Expect from This Grand Wedding Expo in Nueva Ecija


    by JP Sium on February 18, 2019 at 7:50 am

    Nueva Ecija is proving to be a rising province. I’m not just talking about its ever-increasing production of rice. No. In terms of tourism and marketing, it’s steadily becoming progressive and is continually organizing events that are appealing to both locals and visitors. One of these events is “Prelude: The Biggest and the Grandest Wedding […]
    The post What You Can Expect from This Grand Wedding Expo in Nueva Ecija appeared first on When In Manila. […]

  • North Korea's mass labour-hungry 'socialist utopa' threatened by a growing market economy


    on February 18, 2019 at 7:43 am

    In January, thousands of North Korean students travelled to Mount Paektu, a sacred mountain where the ruling family claims its roots and where leader Kim Jong Un is building a massive economic hub at the alpine town of Samjiyon. […]

  • SilkAir to launch non-stop flights to Busan from May 1


    on February 18, 2019 at 7:09 am

    SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines' regional subsidiary SilkAir will soon operate non-stop flights between Singapore and Busan in South Korea, the carrier announced in a press release on Monday (Feb 18).

    Starting May 1, the airline will operate four flights weekly to the country's second largest city ... […]

  • Malaysia transport official takes aim at national broadcaster for not airing minister's speech


    on February 18, 2019 at 6:30 am

    PETALING JAYA: The press secretary of Malaysia's Transport Minister Anthony Loke has accused national broadcaster RTM of sabotage, after it failed to air a speech by the minister during a Chinese New Year open house event.

    In a Facebook post on Sunday (Feb 17), Mr Lim Swee Kuan wrote: "Is RTM ... […]

  • 'Urgent steps' needed to save Australia's biggest river system


    on February 18, 2019 at 6:12 am

    The viability of a key river that feeds into Australia's biggest water system is under threat if poor conditions that killed millions of fish are not improved within six months, scientists warned Monday. […]

  • Let These 28 Filipino Bodybuilders Show You What Discipline Can Do


    by Angeline Rodriguez on February 18, 2019 at 4:59 am

    Fitness, in general, is no easy feat. In fact, going to the gym in itself can already feel like a chore. Bodybuilding as a sport entails so much more than just dedication to going to the gym. You need the discipline to watch what you put in your body and know exactly what to do […]
    The post Let These 28 Filipino Bodybuilders Show You What Discipline Can Do appeared first on When In Manila. […]

  • North Korea faces 'historic turning point', says state media ahead of summit


    on February 18, 2019 at 4:49 am

    North Korea is facing a "significant, historic turning point", state media said on Monday, ahead of a highly-anticipated second summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un. […]

  • Desperate measures: Pakistani women seek abortions as birth control


    on February 18, 2019 at 3:54 am

    Pregnant, desperate, and poor, Pakistani mother Zameena faced a stark choice: risk her life by having a secret abortion, or risk her life bearing her husband a sixth child. […]

  • Philosophize at UP Kabataang Pilosopo Tasyo’s PhilosoBee 2019


    by WhenInManila Contributor on February 18, 2019 at 12:57 am

    The UP Kabataang Pilosopo Tasyo proudly presents PhilosoBee 2019: Philo’s Not Dead! Join more than 100 senior high school and college students as they show their knowledge about philosophical facts and trivia in this exciting quiz-bee. First held in 2017, the PhilosoBee has since become an annual event for UP KaPiTas. It aims to demonstrate […]
    The post Philosophize at UP Kabataang Pilosopo Tasyo’s PhilosoBee 2019 appeared first on When In Manila. […]

  • Toddler in Malaysia dies after falling onto knife


    on February 17, 2019 at 11:40 pm

    IPOH: A two-year-old girl died after falling onto a kitchen knife, which pierced her abdomen, in her home in Kuala Kurau in the Malaysian state of Perak on Sunday (Feb 17).

    Nur Qhaisara Medina Supian was pronounced dead at the Parit Buntar Hospital.

    The victim’s mother, Hana Mazlan, 27, said the ... […]

  • Commentary: Here’s how Trump can avoid getting outmanoeuvred in second summit with Kim Jong Un


    on February 17, 2019 at 10:40 pm

    If the US is prepared to be flexible, calling off the US-South Korea military drills could be a massive carrot, says Steven Borowiec. […]

  • Indonesian presidential hopefuls vow energy self-sufficiency through palm


    on February 17, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    JAKARTA: Indonesia's two presidential candidates pledged on Sunday (Feb 17) to achieve energy self-sufficiency by boosting the use of bioenergy, particularly fuelled by palm oil, to cut costly oil imports by Southeast Asia's biggest economy.

    Indonesia, the world's biggest palm oil producer, has ... […]

  • Malaysia foreign minister to lead team for water talks with Singapore: Mahathir


    on February 17, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    PUCHONG, Selangor: Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah will lead a team of Malaysian officials in renegotiating prices of raw water sold to Singapore, said Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Sunday (Feb 17).

    He did not say when or where the talks will take place.

    “We are of the view that the ... […]

  • Vietnam police seize nearly 300kg of meth


    on February 17, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    A massive haul of nearly 300kg of methamphetamine pills was seized in central Vietnam on Sunday, police said, the latest major drug bust in a country where the use of synthetic narcotics is on the rise. […]

Real-Estate News

  • An Age-Appropriate Place Downtown


    by By KIM VELSEY on February 18, 2019 at 10:00 am

    For three men in their mid-20s, the goal was leaving dormlike life behind. Now they have a “hangout apartment” in the financial district. […]

  • ‘That’s a hard pass’: 6 times agents should say no


    by Bernice Ross on February 18, 2019 at 9:00 am

    Do you have an overpriced listing where the seller refuses to face reality? Do you have too many commitments and not enough time? Strengthening your “no” muscle can help you avoid trouble as well as enhance your image as a trustworthy individual. […]

  • 3 ways Homesnap Pro+ will boost your online presence


    by Rachael Hite on February 18, 2019 at 8:57 am

    Homesnap Pro+ offers a user-friendly way for real estate agents to claim their name online, with three core functions that will make the process of creating a Google Business profile — and benefiting from it — accessible to agents at any “tech” level. […]

  • 3 ways to prep for a profitable spring


    by Jeff Martel on February 18, 2019 at 8:45 am

    It's not too late to get ready for the spring 2019 market, and the first step is laying out a detailed plan. Here are three tips for meeting and exceeding your goals in the upcoming busy season. […]

  • WATCH: How Compass’ CEO balances growth


    by Inman on February 18, 2019 at 8:18 am

    Compass has stated that its technology stack is a unique differentiator in the marketplace. Founder and CEO Robert Reffkin sits down with MRIS Investors' David Charron to explore examples of this technology and discuss how data plays a key role in its delivery. […]

  • WATCH: How to build a personal brand from nothing


    by Inman on February 18, 2019 at 8:05 am

    There is a difference between what you need and what you want when it comes to your personal brand. Where do you start, and how do you create a strategy that resonates? […]

  • 3 steps to a more productive 2019


    by Brian Buffini on February 18, 2019 at 8:01 am

    The beginning of the year is a time when many of us plan what we want to achieve. We get busy writing goals, assessing budgets, and deciding our next business steps for the coming months. However, it’s vital to remember that there’s a huge difference between being busy and being productive! […]

  • Be your community’s #1 fan


    by Inman Content Studio on February 18, 2019 at 8:01 am

    If you’re not from the Midwest, you might not know about Euchre. Euchre, pronounced “yoo-ker,” is a fun social card game that introduced the joker to modern decks. And a Euchre tournament is just one tool in CENTURY 21 Affiliated broker Ryan Servatius’ arsenal of community events. […]

  • How to launch your career in high-end real estate


    by Lauren Holleran on February 18, 2019 at 8:01 am

    I've been in the real estate industry for 15 years, and I know how challenging it can be for agents to get a seat at the table with high-end clientele. Regardless of your career trajectory, there are skills you can develop to make the transition to luxury sales that much smoother. […]

  • BiggerPockets Money Podcast 60: Rejecting a Scarcity Mindset and Going All-In on Apartment Investing with Gino Barbaro


    by The BiggerPockets Money Podcast on February 18, 2019 at 7:02 am

    In today's episode, Gino shares how his net worth has increased AFTER retirement—and has no plans to slow down. If you’re thinking big or want to be inspired to think big, Gino’s story is a can’t-miss episode.
    View the full article: BiggerPockets Money Podcast 60: Rejecting a Scarcity Mindset and Going All-In on Apartment Investing with Gino Barbaro on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved. […]

  • 5 Tried & True Tips to Succeed as a New Landlord


    by Nathan Miller on February 17, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    Let’s face it: As a new landlord, you’re probably going to make a few mistakes along the way. Ensuring that you have a full arsenal of knowledge and have done your research ahead of time will set you up for success and protect both your tenants and your investment.
    View the full article: 5 Tried & True Tips to Succeed as a New Landlord on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved. […]

  • Fall in Love with Real Estate Again


    by outfront@kw.com (Keller Williams Realty International) on February 17, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    In the much-anticipated opening at Family Reunion, Gary Keller reminded the 17,000-plus agents in attendance that there has NEVER been a better time to be in real estate. For over three decades, Keller Williams’ co-founder, chairman and CEO has been coaching agents to build BIG lives. […]

  • Take an exclusive look at KW’s forthcoming consumer app


    by Patrick Kearns on February 17, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    Keller Williams previewed its forthcoming consumer-facing app experience at Keller Williams Family Reunion in New Orleans on Sunday. It will launch in late in Q2 with the intention of making consumers smarter and its agents the Netflix of real estate. […]

  • The #1 Reason You Should Run Away From Turnkey Companies


    by Engelo Rumora on February 17, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Experience has led me to believe that the majority of turnkey companies out there are putting a ton of pressure on the investors that reach out to them to buy a property. If this is happening to you, run the other way—fast.
    View the full article: The #1 Reason You Should Run Away From Turnkey Companies on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved. […]

  • Keller Williams debuts Command, its new AI-powered CRM


    by Jim Dalrymple II on February 17, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    To produce Command, Keller Williams worked with 27,000 people — many of them agents — and had engineers go through other CRMs to see what worked well. The goal was to create something that was customizable, and which could be configured according to the needs of agents. […]

  • Day 2: Family Reunion 2019 [Live Coverage]


    by outfront@kw.com (Keller Williams Realty International) on February 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Follow the KW Blog for all the announcements, excitements and happenings here in New Orleans at Family Reunion 2019! We'll be updating throughout the day, so check back frequently and see what's new. Also, be sure to follow us on Instagram for live stories and even more fun! […]

  • 4 Reasons New Real Estate Investors Fail


    by Brandon Turner on February 17, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    When starting out in real estate investing, mistakes are inevitable. But some don't have to be! There are common newbie investor errors I've seen repeated time and time again. I don't want you to fall victim to the same cliché missteps that so many others have before you!
    View the full article: 4 Reasons New Real Estate Investors Fail on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved. […]

  • Homes That Sold for Around $750,000


    by By C. J. HUGHES on February 17, 2019 at 10:00 am

    Recent residential sales in New York City and the region. […]

  • WATCH: How do you attract your dream clients? 


    by Inman on February 17, 2019 at 8:40 am

    Wouldn’t it be easier if you had clients seeking you out because they found you through social media? There's a single strategy that can make this happen: storytelling. Katie Lance tells the Inman Connect New York audience how to tell stories effectively. […]

  • WATCH: Must be love on the brain


    by Inman on February 17, 2019 at 8:10 am

    Dessa, a rapper, singer and essayist, found herself in love with her ex years after the relationship ended. Onstage at Inman Connect New York, she chronicles the scientific journey she took to fall out of love.&nbs […]

  • Why Real Estate Investors Need to Pay Attention to Cost Segregation


    by Mary Hitchcock on February 16, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    Ahhh, investing in real estate. In between generating passive income and dealing with tenants, there is a savvy tax savings strategy that is often misunderstood—or just plain unheard of. But the end result can yield upfront cash flow faster for investors by helping to reduce your current tax liability. Let me explain!
    View the full article: Why Real Estate Investors Need to Pay Attention to Cost Segregation on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved. […]

  • There’s a 90% Chance You Have the Wrong Insurance Policy


    by Jason Bott on February 16, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    I have a long track record of advising real estate investors on insurance options. Something I have discovered throughout this journey may shock you. Only around one in 10 investors—no matter their level of experience—have the best insurance policy for their situation! Can you believe it? I want to change that.
    View the full article: There’s a 90% Chance You Have the Wrong Insurance Policy on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved. […]

  • ‘People are afraid’: Agents worry wall will squeeze the local market


    by Jim Dalrymple II on February 16, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    On Friday, Trump declared a national emergency, which he believes will give him access to border wall funding that congress denied him. Agents are worried. […]

  • Day 1: Family Reunion 2019 [Live Coverage]


    by outfront@kw.com (Keller Williams Realty International) on February 16, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    Follow the KW Blog for all the announcements, excitements and happenings here in New Orleans at Family Reunion 2019! We'll be updating throughout the day, so check back frequently and see what's new. Also, be sure to follow us on Instagram for live stories and even more fun! […]

  • This Is the Best Way to Become A Millionaire Through Real Estate Investing


    by Matt Faircloth on February 16, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Who wants to be a millionaire? And who wants to do it through real estate investing? I'm betting you do! There's a specific strategy that many investors have used to make millions in real estate, and I'm going to share it with you. 
    View the full article: This Is the Best Way to Become A Millionaire Through Real Estate Investing on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved. […]

  • Life Without Plastic Is Possible. It’s Just Very Hard.


    by By STEVEN KURUTZ on February 16, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Going plastic free starts with cloth bags and straws. Suddenly, you’re … making your own toothpaste? […]

  • WATCH: How iBuyer programs are changing your business


    by Inman on February 16, 2019 at 8:55 am

    With everyone from tech startups to traditional brokerages diving into the fast-cash offer game known as iBuying, it can be tough to keep up with what strategies are working for whom. Get a quick read on the iBuyer landscape and how it's impacting agents' bottom lines from this Inman Connect New York panel. […]

  • WATCH: 7 things agents need to change today


    by Inman on February 16, 2019 at 8:37 am

    Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty's Joe Rand outlines seven things agents need to stop doing immediately to differentiate themselves onstage at Inman Connect New York. […]

  • What’s the Yield Curve and How Can It Help You Recession-Proof Your Investments?


    by J Scott on February 15, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    There are dozens of pieces of data that can be used to assess when an economic shift might occur. But one, specifically, has proven to be the most reliable over the past 60+ years. It's called the yield curve. Learn how it can be used to predict an impending recession—and why that’s the case.
    View the full article: What’s the Yield Curve and How Can It Help You Recession-Proof Your Investments? on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved. […]

  • Why Do 2020 Presidential Candidates Want to Change Zoning?


    by Daryl Fairweather on February 15, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    In the second in a series of blog posts examining candidates’ housing policies, Redfin chief economist Daryl Fairweather breaks down the zoning proposals put forward by Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, and Andrew Yang 2020 presidential candidates are advocating for changes to zoning laws as a way to combat the housing affordability crisis. Senator Cory Booker […]
    The post Why Do 2020 Presidential Candidates Want to Change Zoning? appeared first on Redfin Real-Time. […]

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