Asia & Manila News

  • LOOK: 6 month pregnant Andi Eigenmann goes surfing in Siargao


    by Mikaela Zulueta on April 20, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    Andi Eigenmann isn’t letting her pregnancy (or the heat) stop her from living an active lifestyle. The former actress and her pro-surfer boyfriend, Philmar Alipayo, recently posted photos and clips of themselves taking on the waves in Siargao. Even Andi’s daughter, 7-year-old Ellie, tried it out! Before anyone panics about how safe the sport is […]
    The post LOOK: 6 month pregnant Andi Eigenmann goes surfing in Siargao appeared first on When In Manila. […]

  • Blind Japanese sailor completes non-stop Pacific voyage


    on April 20, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    TOKYO: A blind Japanese sailor completed his non-stop Pacific voyage on Saturday (Apr 20), local media reported, becoming the first sightless person on record to navigate a vessel across the vast ocean.

    Mitsuhiro Iwamoto arrived at port in Fukushima in his 12m sailboat on Saturday morning, around ... […]

  • China draws up tighter rules on human gene and embryo trials


    on April 20, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    China's top legislature will consider tougher rules on research involving human genes and embryos, the first such move since a Chinese scientist sparked controversy last year by announcing he had made the world's first "gene-edited" babies. […]

  • Thai navy boards cabin of bitcoin-rich fugitive 'seasteaders' facing death penalty


    on April 20, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    BANGKOK: The Thai navy on Saturday (Apr 20) boarded the floating cabin of a fugitive US bitcoin trader and his Thai girlfriend, both prominent members of the "seasteading" movement who possibly face the death sentence for setting up their offshore home.

    Thai authorities have revoked the visa of ... […]

  • Avengers: Endgame Premiere Day Fan Screening


    by WhenInManila Contributor on April 20, 2019 at 10:34 am

    Syndein Events is proud to present a SPECIAL PREMIERE-DAY FAN SCREENING of AVENGERS: END GAME. See the movie on OPENING DAY, get FREEBIES, participate in GAMES, win PRIZES, meet amazing COSPLAYERS, and more! Our Special Fan Screening will be happening on OPENING PREMIERE DAY at SM Megamall Cinemas 2, 5, & 7 on April 24th. […]
    The post Avengers: Endgame Premiere Day Fan Screening appeared first on When In Manila. […]

  • Kelantan crown prince, brother of former Malaysian king, marries Swedish national


    on April 20, 2019 at 10:20 am

    KOTA BHARU: Kelantan crown prince Tengku Muhammad Faiz Petra, the brother of former Malaysian king Sultan Muhammad V, married 33-year-old Swedish national Sofie Louise Johansson on Friday (Apr 19) night.

    The marriage was solemnised by Kelantan Syariah Court Chief Judge Daud Mohamad at the Istana ... […]

  • China to show new warships as Beijing flexes military muscle on navy anniversary


    on April 20, 2019 at 8:47 am

    QINGDAO, China: China will show off new warships including nuclear submarines and destroyers at a parade next week marking 70 years since its navy's founding, a senior commander said on Saturday (Apr 20), as Beijing flexes its increasingly well-equipped military muscle.

    President Xi Jinping is ... […]

  • Vietnam police seize a tonne of meth stashed in loudspeakers


    on April 20, 2019 at 8:43 am

    HANOI: Police in southern Vietnam have seized more than a tonne of methamphetamine after uncovering a smuggling operation involving at least two Taiwanese nationals and a Vietnamese man, the third massive bust in a week in the communist state.

    Officers discovered two trucks and a parked car ... […]

  • Hidden but hopeful: The youth of Myanmar's cloistered Wa region


    on April 20, 2019 at 3:50 am

    PANGHSANG, Myanmar: High up in the eastern mountains of Myanmar bordering China, with massage parlours and casinos, Wa is one of Asia's most remote areas - and not an easy place to grow up.

    Cloistered and highly militarised, Wa's authoritarian rulers have virtually cut off the region from the rest ... […]

  • K-pop phenomenon BTS becomes the first Korean act to top UK chart


    on April 20, 2019 at 12:38 am

    The pop group's latest album Map of the soul: Persona went straight to number one. […]

  • US arrests former Marine connected to North Korea embassy raid in Spain


    on April 19, 2019 at 11:26 pm

    US authorities on Thursday arrested a former U.S. Marine who is a member of a group that allegedly raided the North Korean embassy in Madrid in February and stole electronics, according to two sources familiar with the arrest. […]

  • Pompeo says he's still in charge on North Korea, works with Japan


    on April 19, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday (May 19) he remained in charge of negotiating with North Korea despite the regime's demands to exclude him, as he voiced guarded hope with Japan on securing a deal. […]

  • LOOK: Crowds leave pilgrimage sites full of trash


    by Mikaela Zulueta on April 19, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    The Ecowaste Coalition, a network of organizations geared towards protecting the environment, took to social media to ‘lament’ the mass littering which took place at various holy sites last Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. According to reports filed by the Basura Patrollers, the littering was particularly bad at the Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto Shrine in […]
    The post LOOK: Crowds leave pilgrimage sites full of trash appeared first on When In Manila. […]

  • LOOK: Avengers cast gets the ‘K-pop treatment’ at a fan event


    by Mikaela Zulueta on April 19, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    Last April 15, the cast of Avengers: Endgame appeared at a fan event in Seoul, South Korea. They were there to promote their upcoming movie but had the tables turned on them when their fans decided to present them with a couple of surprises. Some even said they were being treated like K-pop idols!  Photo from […]
    The post LOOK: Avengers cast gets the ‘K-pop treatment’ at a fan event appeared first on When In Manila. […]

  • Philippine Airlines Celebrates its 40th-year Love Affair with AirBus #PALLOVEBUS


    by Mae Ilagan on April 19, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    Early this month, I was fortunate to be invited by Philippine Airlines to their “PAL LOVE BUS” event as they celebrated their 40th-year love affair with AirBus. Trivia: The first Airbus aircraft, the Airbus A300, was delivered to PAL in November 1979. To mark PAL’s 40th year of partnership with Airbus, the revival of the […]
    The post Philippine Airlines Celebrates its 40th-year Love Affair with AirBus #PALLOVEBUS appeared first on When In Manila. […]

  • From Mao to Beckham, Chinese barber turns heads with his scalp sculptures


    on April 19, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    SHAOXING, China: Wang Jianfeng is no ordinary barber. The 39-year-old from Shaoxing in eastern China specialises in sculpting images of famous faces on to the backs of his clients' heads.

    From the likes of former Chinese leader Mao Zedong to KFC's Colonel Sanders, to film stars such as Bruce Lee ... […]

  • Bangladesh girl burned to death on teacher's order: Police


    on April 19, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    A schoolgirl was burned to death in Bangladesh on the orders of her head teacher after she reported him for sexually harassing her, police said on Friday (May 19). […]

  • Pakistan PM Imran Khan hints at further cabinet changes after 'batting order' shuffle


    on April 19, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Friday that he would not hesitate to make more changes to his cabinet if required a day after a major reshuffle that saw the appointment of a new finance minister and nine other ministerial switches. […]

  • China invites North Korea to Belt and Road summit


    on April 19, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    BEIJING: China said Friday (Apr 19) leaders from 37 nations and North Korean representatives will attend a summit for its Belt and Road Initiative next week as it hit back at criticism of the massive trade infrastructure project.

    Chinese President Xi Jinping's pet project is a US$1 trillion ... […]

  • Malaysia revives massive China-backed project


    on April 19, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will revive a US$34 billion Chinese-backed transport and property development that was abandoned in 2017, the prime minister said Friday (Apr 19), adding the project would contribute to Beijing's global infrastructure drive.

    The announcement came after the countries agreed ... […]

  • 'Move to Antarctica' Indonesian presidential challenger tells pollsters


    on April 19, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    Indonesia's presidential challenger on Friday slammed pollsters as untrustworthy and said they should move to Antarctica so they could "lie to the penguins", as he refused to concede defeat in this week's election. […]

  • Thai king confers awards on two Australian divers for rescue of cave boys


    on April 19, 2019 at 11:43 am

    Two Australian cave divers who were instrumental in the rescue last year of 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave received on Friday a royal honour from King Maha Vajiralongkorn in a ceremony in Bangkok. […]

  • 'Tank man' video for Leica sparks outcry in China ahead of Tiananmen anniversary


    on April 19, 2019 at 11:40 am

    BEIJING: Germany's Leica Camera AG drew criticism on Chinese social media over a video depicting a news photographer covering the crackdown on pro-democracy protests in and around Beijing's Tiananmen Square three decades ago.

    The five-minute dramatisation, released this week, touches on a highly ... […]

  • How to Start a Business Right After You Graduate


    by WhenInManila Contributor on April 19, 2019 at 11:22 am

    From senior high to college, you’ve been preparing yourself for your future career. There will be thousands of hungry business-minded fresh graduates that want to jump into starting their own business. Listening to experts makes starting a business seem very simple. However, when it’s your turn to start your own adventure in the world of […]
    The post How to Start a Business Right After You Graduate appeared first on When In Manila. […]

  • Indian man amputates finger after voting for wrong party


    on April 19, 2019 at 11:15 am

    NEW DELHI: An Indian man chopped off his index finger in desperation after voting for the wrong party in the country's national election.

    In a video that has gone viral on social media, Pawan Kumar said he became confused by the symbols on the electronic voting machine and voted for Prime Minister ... […]

  • Malaysia negotiating to buy military assets through barter: Defence Minister


    on April 19, 2019 at 10:50 am

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is negotiating with several countries to acquire military assets through barter trade, said Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu on Friday (Apr 19). 

    Pakistan, Russia and China have shown their readiness to accept palm oil in exchange for military equipment, he said at a press ... […]

  • US-Thai pair facing death for 'sea home' should fight the charge: Thailand


    on April 19, 2019 at 9:46 am

    A senior Thai government official on Friday urged a U.S. man and a Thai woman on the run from a possible death sentence for building an off-shore "sea home" to fight the charge in court. […]

  • Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes Welcome Their Second Child!


    by Cai Yllagan on April 19, 2019 at 8:37 am

    After months of waiting, celebrity couple Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes finally welcome their second child, Jose Sixto G. Dantes IV! View this post on Instagram Yahoo! After around 10 hours of labor, Marian finally gave birth to our baby boy at 1:35pm today. 😄 Thank you very much for praying with us. 🙏🏻 Welcome to […]
    The post Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes Welcome Their Second Child! appeared first on When In Manila. […]

  • LOOK: All the Pinoy Celebrities Spotted in Coachella


    by Cai Yllagan on April 19, 2019 at 8:37 am

    Coachella Music and Arts Festival is THE place to be to spot celebrities and influencers from across the world. Naturally, our own homegrown celebs and influencers will not want to miss out on the fun either. Here are the ones we’ve spotted Instagramming their Coachella looks during the festive weekend! Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil […]
    The post LOOK: All the Pinoy Celebrities Spotted in Coachella appeared first on When In Manila. […]

  • Hailey Bieber Jumps Into the Celebrity Makeup Brand Bandwagon with ‘Bieber Beauty’


    by Cai Yllagan on April 19, 2019 at 8:36 am

    It looks like young beauty mogul Kylie Jenner has found a new rival within her clique — Hailey Bieber. Source: Instagram.com/haileybieber Hailey is reportedly preparing to champion her own makeup line after she and her company Rhodedeodato Corp. filed for the trademark “Bieber Beauty” last April 10. The paperwork, obtained by TMZ, states that she will be selling […]
    The post Hailey Bieber Jumps Into the Celebrity Makeup Brand Bandwagon with ‘Bieber Beauty’ appeared first on When In Manila. […]

Real-Estate News

  • Prorated Rent: How to Calculate It and Why It Matters


    by Mike Roy on April 20, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    Prorated rent is the amount of money a tenant pays to a landlord for occupying a rental unit for less than a full month. The concept of prorated rent is central to both landlords and tenants, as each has a financial interest in when it is used and how it is calculated. Here's what you need to know.
    View the full article: Prorated Rent: How to Calculate It and Why It Matters on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved. […]

  • Young Entrepreneur Builds Brooklyn’s Leading Real Estate Company—Here’s How He Did It


    by Philip Michael on April 20, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    They say the real estate industry is slow to adopt new technology, resistant to change. It's not totally false, but it's not entirely true either. Real estate tech is being sought after by more venture capital investors than ever. In this article, I sit down with one for a Q & A that landlords are going to appreciate.
    View the full article: Young Entrepreneur Builds Brooklyn’s Leading Real Estate Company—Here’s How He Did It on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved. […]

  • How BRRRR Increases Your ROI (and Why You Should Be Using It)


    by David Greene on April 20, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    BRRRR stands for: Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat. It is a method of acquiring an asset, improving its value, stabilizing it, then pulling your money out on a loan. This should help you understand why this matters, how it helps your bottom line, and why the best investors utilize this method.
    View the full article: How BRRRR Increases Your ROI (and Why You Should Be Using It) on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved. […]

  • The 3 Critical Elements of Human Happiness (& Why Unlimited Money Isn’t Enough)


    by Erion Shehaj on April 20, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Could you be successful in your work and well grounded in the connections you've made in life and still have something that eats you up inside? Unequivocally, yes. So what's missing?
    View the full article: The 3 Critical Elements of Human Happiness (& Why Unlimited Money Isn’t Enough) on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved. […]

  • Tom Ford, Fragrant Vegan Vampire


    by By MAUREEN DOWD on April 20, 2019 at 10:00 am

    How a designer known for sex and excess became a devoted family man — and C.F.D.A. chief! […]

  • How Luxury Developers Use a Loophole to Build Soaring Towers for the Ultrarich in N.Y.


    by By MATTHEW HAAG on April 20, 2019 at 7:00 am

    The spread of these buildings overlooking Central Park is provoking a backlash amid a broader debate about affordable housing, extravagant projects and the city’s identity. […]

  • Compass CEO reveals more ambitions to be real estate’s ‘one-stop shop’


    by Jim Dalrymple II on April 20, 2019 at 12:44 am

    Compass CEO Robert Reffkin believes the real estate industry is experiencing a "Netflix versus Blockbuster moment," and he wants his company to emerge as a one-stop shop that provides all services associated with moving. […]

  • Breaking: Zillow sues Compass over poached employees, intellectual property


    by Jim Dalrymple II on April 20, 2019 at 12:29 am

    Zillow on Friday filed two lawsuits against Compass, alleging the tech-enabled brokerage poached its employees as part of an effort to steal its intellectual property.

    The suits were filed in Washington state and in federal court, respectively, and argue that Compass lured away three Zillow employees who had signed contracts with non-disclosure and non-compete clauses. […]

  • Atlanta’s privatized affordable housing startup PadSplit raises $4.6M


    by Craig C. Rowe on April 19, 2019 at 10:54 pm

    The Atlanta-based startup has raised $4.6 million with help from Core Innovation Capital and other socio-economic aware investment organizations. […]

  • 5 Things Tenants Should Not Expect Their Landlord to Do for Them


    by Kevin Perk on April 19, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    Tenants should expect their landlord to make repairs and maintain a property. They should expect to be left in peace if they pay rent on time. But sometimes tenants have expectations that landlords should not or cannot meet. Here are five things tenants should not expect of their landlord.
    View the full article: 5 Things Tenants Should Not Expect Their Landlord to Do for Them on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved. […]

  • Every Building on Every Block: New York in the 1980s


    by By JAMES BARRON on April 19, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    In the 1980s, New York City set out to photograph every property. The photos show iconic spots like Studio 54 and El Teddy’s, but also the urban decline that characterized the decade. […]

  • Vacation rental company Vacasa buys Sterling Resorts


    by Veronika Bondarenko on April 19, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    Vacation rental startup Vacasa announced that it has purchased vacation rental management company Sterling Resorts this week. […]

  • Game Changer: Here’s How to DOUBLE Your Real Estate Equity


    by Paul Moore on April 19, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    What if I told you that you could make one powerful maneuver to double the value of your real estate equity? Well hold on, because I’m going to try my best to prove this claim by explaining the power of the value formula in commercial real estate and the muscle behind it—the cap rate.
    View the full article: Game Changer: Here’s How to DOUBLE Your Real Estate Equity on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved. […]

  • Airbnb eyes commercial buildings in new partnership


    by Jim Dalrymple II on April 19, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    Airbnb is working to launch a new hospitality service that will give short-term renters access to spaces in commercial buildings in New York City. […]

  • Lasagna Gardening: A Backyard Guide for Beginners


    by Jeff Anttila on April 19, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    Looking to cook up your own lasagna garden? Okay, maybe there’s no cooking involved (at least not until harvest time), but lasagna gardening has become an increasingly popular no-till, or no digging, gardening technique that uses layers of compostable materials, including kitchen scraps, cardboard, coffee grounds, as well as numerous other materials to grow vegetables. […]
    The post Lasagna Gardening: A Backyard Guide for Beginners appeared first on Redfin Real-Time. […]

  • Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week in April 2019


    by Erik Weinbrecht on April 19, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles, and home. Palm Desert, California | Kristi Kramer & Sean Stanfield, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty  Tucked away in a prestigious private golf community in Palm Desert, California is a Mediterranean-style home that provides a front-row seat to breathtaking scenery. California Desert Home Of Former […]
    The post Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week in April 2019 appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty | Blog. […]

  • The Inman Weekender: Contract terms every agent should know


    by Dani Vanderboegh on April 19, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    Getting back to basics, plus this week's top news. […]

  • How Paying All Cash for a Property Affects Your Ability to Build Wealth


    by Brandon Turner on April 19, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    Should you use cash for a property or a loan? It's a long-standing debate in the investment world. Is it better to aim for no debt, or is leverage an important tool? Here's what you need to know.
    View the full article: How Paying All Cash for a Property Affects Your Ability to Build Wealth on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved. […]

  • Broker sues Sotheby’s rival for ‘cybersquatting,’ use of name


    by Andrea V. Brambila on April 19, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    If you've got a name that's synonymous with your business, it might be a good idea to buy it as a domain name — if only to keep it away from your rivals. […]

  • NAR: Sustainability sells


    by Jim Dalrymple II on April 19, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Eco-friendly home features have broad appeal among consumers and can play a valuable role in real estate marketing, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors. […]

  • Housing starts declined in March


    by Veronika Bondarenko on April 19, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    Housing starts fell 0.3 percent between February and March and dropped 14.2 percent year-over-year, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau and Housing and Urban Development, released Friday. […]

  • 3 Impactful Ways to Use Social Media as a Real Estate Investor


    by Zoe Bell on April 19, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Do you use social media for your investing business? If your goal is to grow your business and personal brand, you certainly should be! Discover how to best use social media to your advantage as a real estate investor with these tips and tricks.
    View the full article: 3 Impactful Ways to Use Social Media as a Real Estate Investor on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved. […]

  • The career outlook for real estate agents in 2020


    by Kayla Matthews on April 19, 2019 at 9:36 am

    The world of real estate is rewarding, challenging and ever-changing. To help you know what’s ahead for strategic planning purposes, here’s an outlook on the industry through 2020. […]

  • The Real Word: Should RE/MAX buy Redfin?


    by Byron Lazine on April 19, 2019 at 9:30 am

    Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, RE/MAX and Redfin are partnering up, and some think it’s just a matter of time before the bigger brokerage buys Redfin. […]

  • Chatbot inventor offers behind-the-scenes look at tech


    by Christy Murdock Edgar on April 19, 2019 at 9:07 am

    Austin, Texas-based inventor Michael Butcher designed a bot originally intended to help restaurants, auto mechanics and nail salons follow up with leads — but it turned into something more when he was asked by a real estate agent friend to develop an iteration that would help pre-qualify buyer and seller leads. Here, Butcher gives us an in-depth look at his brainchild, Nextbot.io. […]

  • A New Role for Grand Old Banks


    on April 19, 2019 at 9:00 am

    New developments across the city are adapting the opulent spaces where New Yorkers once deposited their savings. […]

  • 10 steps for creating a phenomenal buying experience


    by Su Miao on April 19, 2019 at 7:10 am

    In an age where you have so much information literally at your fingertips, why do buyers still need a buyer’s agent? Your client experience is where your value lies. It’s yours to prove. […]

  • 7 confessions of an indie broker tech geek


    by Erica Ramus on April 19, 2019 at 6:20 am

    As an indie broker and a self-professed tech geek, regular columnist Erica Ramus has learned a few things. Here are seven truths you should know before investing in technology. […]

  • Investing in “Cheap” Real Estate: A $10 Million Pig Is Still a Pig


    by Ben Leybovich on April 18, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    Buying cheap property is usually a bad idea. I call it buying a "pig." And pigs don't always cost $30,000. In fact, my partner and I just walked away from one that cost millions. Here's the story.
    View the full article: Investing in “Cheap” Real Estate: A $10 Million Pig Is Still a Pig on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved. […]

  • Mystery solved? Kim Kardashian reveals how her crazy sink works


    by Veronika Bondarenko on April 18, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    A week after a fleeting view of Kim Kardashian's minimalist, basinless bathroom sink lit up the internet, the reality star revealed the mystery behind its mechanics. […]

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