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From rags to rugs

A 20-foot container filled with used clothes or ukay-ukay seized by Customs authorities from the Subic Bay port was destroyed at a Guiguinto, Bulacan warehouse on Thursday. Part of a P1.5 million worth of smuggled goods that included used or old tires and unclaimed balikbayan boxes, the ukay-ukay were torn to pieces using a shredding […].....»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneSep 14th, 2018

Rags to riches

The world watched with awe and admiration the televised funeral service for the late United States Senator John Sidney McCain III at the Washington National Cathedral......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 4th, 2018

My shop

Sitting on a pile of rags, this dog believes she owns the store and not his master. ROMAN PROSPERO.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 1st, 2018

Paul Manafort: from Trump campaign to prison

ALEXANDRIA, USA – Paul Manafort was riding high, raking in tens of millions of dollars as the strategic adviser to pro-Russian politicians in Ukraine. And as fast as the Republican political consultant was making money, he was spending it: millions on luxury homes and cars, $1 million for antique rugs, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2018

Of Rags and Second Chances

At 81 years old, Catalina Gabutero considers herself quite blessed to still be able to perform regular tasks. Unlike her contemporaries who are either bedridden or have already passed on, Nay Taling — as she is fondly called by members of the community in Barangay Ermita, Cebu City — still has the strength to climb […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 31st, 2018

UP Maroons ink 3rd sponsor, set to train in Serbia, Croatia

MANILA, Philippines – It has been a rags to riches story for the University of the Philippines (UP) Fighting Maroons. Far removed from their dark days languishing as a UAAP cellar-dweller, the rejigged Diliman-based squad just signed its 3rd sponsor NXLED and are set to train in Serbia from July 21 to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

Brazil’s Anitta: Careful strategy behind singer’s rags-to-riches tale

First, Anitta conquered Brazil. Now, the singer best known abroad for her smoldering, booty-shaking video "Vai Malandra", has her eyes set on the rest of the world. It's been a fast but long ride from the rough Rio de Janeiro neighborhood of Honorio Gurgel--- where Anitta, 25, grew up--- to the palm-lined condo she now calls home. But as Brazil's biggest pop star explained to AFP, it's not so much a fairy tale as a story of social media savvy and hard-headed business strategies. "An artist has to know who she is and to be consistent in building her career," she said in an interview at her lavish house in Rio's upmarket western area of Barra da Tijuca. Born Laris...Keep on reading: Brazil’s Anitta: Careful strategy behind singer’s rags-to-riches tale.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 30th, 2018

‘Hanggang Saan’ succeeds at giving teleseryes a makeover

Filipino teleseryes—a local slang and portmanteau of “television” and “series”—have long earned the reputation of being “unnecessarily long” or “too melodramatic” over the years. “Formulaic” often comes to mind as well in describing all too common plots such as babies switched at birth, a beautiful woman’s rags-to-riches rise, and of course, the ever present love-triangle. [...] The post ‘Hanggang Saan’ succeeds at giving teleseryes a makeover appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsApr 1st, 2018

Displaced Marawi residents: ‘the world now knows about our plight’

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 31 March) — Barred entry to Ground Zero by a phalanx of male and female police personnel as well as soldiers stationed at Rapitan Bridge (formerly Pumping Bridge), displaced Marawi residents laid down their prayer rugs on the road Friday noon for their congregational prayers and rites for relatives who perished […] The post Displaced Marawi residents: ‘the world now knows about our plight’ appeared first on MindaNews......»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsApr 1st, 2018

2 firms, brokers face smuggling raps for misdeclared used clothing

THE BUREAU of Customs (BoC)-Bureau’s Action Team Against Smugglers (BATAS) yesterday filed smuggling charges against two companies over the illegal importation of prohibited used clothing and rags valued at more than P4 million. In a statement, the BoC identified the companies as G-Joyce Enterprises and Zainar General Merchandise. Charged are Zainar owner Berkis Nuh Abdu […] The post 2 firms, brokers face smuggling raps for misdeclared used clothing appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 31st, 2018

Rape victim, ex-‘escort’ now on rescue mission for youths

taking all her clothes as they fled. She would spend the next few days practically in rags walking aimlessly in the streets of Manila and Quezon City, “feeling dirty and robbed of my soul.” Read More........»»

Category: newsSource:  filipinoexpressRelated NewsDec 6th, 2017

Rape victim, ex-‘escort’ now on rescue mission for youths

Abegail Mesa was 19 when she was gang-raped by three college boys in a condo unit on Taft Avenue. They left her naked, taking all her clothes as they fled. She would spend the next few days practically in rags walking aimlessly in the streets of Manila and Quezon City, "feeling dirty and robbed of my soul."   But that dark episode was only one of many for Mesa, who admitted getting "angry at God" after her father, a religious pastor based in Cavite, died of health problems traced to overfatigue.   Her mother and brother continued serving their church, but the rebel in her asked: "How could they still love God after what happened?"   Even before she wa...Keep on reading: Rape victim, ex-‘escort’ now on rescue mission for youths.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 25th, 2017

Riches to rags: Marawi millionaire loses fortune in war

Riches to rags: Marawi millionaire loses fortune in war.....»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsOct 15th, 2017

Angel Alcala: Nonpareil nature lover

Angel Chua Alcala’s story is no mere rags-to-riches story......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 19th, 2017

Sharapova rags-to-riches journey resumes in Stuttgart

Sharapova rags-to-riches journey resumes in Stuttgart.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 25th, 2017

Sharapova rags-to-riches journey resumes in Stuttgart

Sharapova rags-to-riches journey resumes in Stuttgart.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 25th, 2017

Cloaked in rags and dust, Somalis flee looming famine

Cloaked in rags and dust, Somalis flee looming famine.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 20th, 2017

Somalis fleeing famine cloaked in rags and dust

Somalis fleeing famine cloaked in rags and dust.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 20th, 2017