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Marco Polo Davao to end operations June 15

May 08, 2020 - 3:42 PM

(UPDATED) The 5-star hotel has taken a hit from the coronavirus pandemic

SOON TO CLOSE. The Marco Polo Davao will cease operations on June 15, 2020. Photo from the Marco Polo Davao Facebook page

GlobalPort-PH polo team nails All Asia Cup medal finish

Feb 19, 2020 - 8:15 PM

The Philippines settles for runner-up honors after bowing to Thailand in the final match

PODIUM. GlobalPort-Philippine team members Adrian Garcia (left), Rep. Mikee Romero (third from left), Anthony Garcia and Robert Esguerra (right) celebrate their podium finish with Thailand Polo Association President Kanoksakdi Bhinsaeng (fourth from left) and AirAsia vice chair Sheila Romero, Anthony Garcia. Photo release

Emotions run high as PH water polo ends 8-year medal drought

Dec 02, 2019 - 2:18 PM

The Philippine men's water polo team crashes back into the podium with a silver medal in the 2019 SEA Games

SILVER. The Philippine men's water polo team gives the country a silver medal finish in the 2019 SEA Games. Rappler screenshot

SEA Games 2019: PH polo team advances to gold medal round

Nov 29, 2019 - 10:12 AM

The Philippine polo team shoots for an upset against reigning champion Malaysia in the title match this weekend

Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

SEA Games 2019: PH water polo teams off to contrasting starts

Nov 27, 2019 - 1:49 PM

The Philippine men's water polo team forces a shock draw versus favored Indonesia, while the women's side absorbs a brutal loss to Singapore

HEAVY LOSS. The Philippine women's water polo team opens its campaign with a loss to Singapore. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PH water polo sets sights on SEA Games 2019 podium finish

Nov 26, 2019 - 9:04 AM

The Philippines opens its campaign against Indonesia on Tuesday, November 26 at 7pm

PODIUM FINISH. The Philippine water polo team hopes to crack into the top 3 in the 2019 SEA Games. Photo from Philippine Waterpolo Facebook

PH polo absorbs heartbreak in first 2019 SEA Games event

Nov 24, 2019 - 11:45 PM

The Philippines opens its 2019 SEA Games campaign with a narrow loss to Brunei in polo

'HISTORICAL'. Philippines hosts its first polo tournament for the Southeast Asian Games. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Polo action kicks off SEA Games 2019 hostilities

Nov 23, 2019 - 6:48 PM

The Philippines will vie with 3 other countries for the two medals up for grabs in polo

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED. Rep. Mikee Romero (second from right) says he and his teammates (from left) Coco Garcia, Nicole Eusebio, Jam Eusebio, Santi Juban, Anthony Garcia, and Antonio Veloso are ready for the challenge. Photo release

SEA Games 2019: Polo action in Batangas on livestreaming

Oct 25, 2019 - 9:24 AM

The polo competition in Calatagan gets more accessible

ACTION-PACKED. Several world-class polo players and more than 200 prized horses are set to arrive for the SEA Games competition in Calatagan. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

SEA Games 2019: PH polo aims for country’s 1st gold

Jan 21, 2019 - 1:19 PM

'Hopefully we can produce the first gold and set things in motion for Team Philippines,' says Mikee Romero

BID FOR GOLD. Federation International Polo Zone D President Peter Predevilla (6th from right) is flanked by UPPA Chairman Emeritus Representative Mikee Romero (left) and POC President Ricky Vargas as polo is officially named a 2019 SEA Games sport. Photo from release

Filipino musical 'Marco Polo' ends successful preview run in Berlin

Nov 13, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Written by Filipino-Belgian director Rogelio Saldo Chua, the musical was born from his personal love for the world-famous explorer's tales

Brunei royalties confirm SEA Games polo participation

Jul 22, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Expect polo matches in next year’s SEA Games to get a fair share of attention as Brunei royalties and other scions showcase their flair for the sport

ROYALTY. Abdul Mateen Bolkiah (left), the polo-playing prince from Brunei, set off frenzied scenes when he was mobbed by fans in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia, where a group of athletic royals saw action. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

3 Philippine hotels receive 2018 Forbes 5-Star award

Feb 20, 2018 - 9:43 PM

Nüwa at City of Dreams Manila, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, and Sky Tower at Solaire Resort and Casino are all 5-Star properties, according to the Forbes Travel Guide

Modern Cantonese delicacies at Lung Hin

Feb 06, 2018 - 3:28 PM

With the number of Cantonese restaurants opening left and right Lung Hin hits the right notes and appeases your cravings

WATCH: OFWs' baking class in Doha

Oct 19, 2017 - 11:39 PM

OFWs in Qatar learn new skills so they could have a fall back when they come home

SKILLS TRAINING. The baking class taught by Gerry Atencio is the most popular course at the women's resource center. Photo by OM

‘Balatkayo’ review: An irreparable blunder

Oct 16, 2017 - 12:30 PM

The film ends up as a tepid and pointless drama

Filipino entrepreneur brings a taste of Pinoy food to Qatar

Oct 13, 2017 - 2:24 PM

Entrepreneur Dahlia Agbanlog opens her first restaurant knowing that for Filipinos working abroad, there’s nothing like a cooked meal reminiscent of home

NEW BUSINESS. Dahlia Agbanlog in JKCMom cafe, which she opened last summer. Photo by OM

Migrant life in Qatar: Ladies in waiting

Sep 24, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The women’s resource shelter offers skills training so the OFWs will have a fall back when they go back home

Photo by OM

Artistic Taste: The art and food of Chef Ramon Antonio

Aug 29, 2017 - 11:08 AM

Chef Ramon Antonio take on art and modern Filipino food at Marco Polo Ortigas

BIYARING. Maranaw style shrimp ceviche, on the plate, and on the page. Photo by Tedrick Yau

SEA Games 2017: Tim Polo Indonesia menang atas Malaysia

Aug 15, 2017 - 2:47 PM

“Saya tak puas hati kalah dari Indonesia

Atlet Polo Air Indonesia Ridjkie Mulya (kanan) berebut bola dengan Atlet Polo Air Malaysia Tan Tsien Hann pada pertandingan Polo Air SEA Games XXIX di National Aquatic Centre, Kawasan Stadion Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Selasa (15/8). FOTO oleh Wahyu Putro A/ANTARA

3 dead as blaze tears through Hawaii high-rise

Jul 15, 2017 - 3:53 PM

Fire hits the Marco Polo apartments in Honolulu Hawaii

News Briefs: March 1, 2017

Mar 01, 2017 - 12:14 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Wednesday March 1

Robredo, Marcos face off on martial law at VP forum

Mar 15, 2016 - 11:59 AM

The usually polite and placid administration candidate shows her fiercer side at the Go Negosyo vice presidential forum when the discussion veers towards martial law

FACE OFF. (Left to right) Senator Francis Escudero, Senator Bongbong Marcos, Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo, and Senator Antonio Trillanes IV attend the Go Negosyo vice presidential forum on March 14, 2016. Photo from Leni Robredo’s Twitter page.

'Abused' OFW in Saudi Arabia dies – migrants' group

Oct 24, 2015 - 2:40 PM

Migrante Middle East calls on the Philippine government to investigate the untimely death of 25 year old Rehana Lusay Bayan

'HEADS MUST ROLL.' After being in coma for weeks, overseas Filipino worker Rina (not her real name) has died, according to Migrante-Middle East. File photo courtesy of Migrante-Middle East

Congressman on 'student labor' budget: Abad doesn't get the point

Oct 08, 2015 - 8:58 PM

Kabataan Representative Terry Ridon says the role of students in the university is to study and not to do voluntary manual labor of work that should be done by government contractors

Filipina workers flee after being forced to work in China

Aug 14, 2015 - 12:00 PM

The Filipinas knew it was illegal for foreign helpers to work in China so they decide to run away when they were taken to Hong Kong to re apply for tourist visas to the mainland

OFWs paying for expensive labor office in HK

Aug 08, 2015 - 11:14 PM

Why in the first place did the Department of Labor decide to move its offices from the Consulate in United Centre?

Undocumented Filipino labor activist dies in Dubai

Jul 29, 2015 - 7:01 PM

The activist reportedly dies of heat stroke at a Philippine government office in Dubai

Photo from The Filipino Times

Emotional meeting between Baldoz, OFW with death sentence

Jun 22, 2015 - 7:00 PM

On appeal Dalquez’ death sentence stems from a murder conviction handed down by the Al Ain Court of First Instance last May 20

PH deployment of domestic workers abroad down by 20%

Jun 15, 2015 - 8:56 PM

From January to May this year the Philippines deploys 55 961 domestic workers lower than the 70 034 in the same months in 2014

Malaysia-bound trafficking victims pose as PH missionaries

Jun 15, 2015 - 4:26 PM

The two victims who were rescued at the Cebu airport say Malaysian national Panisilyam Santiago promised them legal documents upon arrival in Kuala Lumpur

OFW in Abu Dhabi to appeal death sentence

Jun 10, 2015 - 6:48 PM

We pray that Dalquez will be saved from the death penalty and we pin our hopes too on the steadfast assistance of the Department of Foreign Affairs says Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz

OFWs want Overseas Employment Certificate scrapped

Apr 04, 2015 - 10:01 PM

What is this all important document that OFWs are so desperate to get? It s what they are required to produce at Philippine airports to prove they are OFWs entitled to travel tax exemption and terminal fee refunds

Kin of OFWs in Yemen told to convince loved ones to return

Apr 01, 2015 - 5:25 PM

We must act fast Let us help one another in persuading your family members in Yemen to take part in mandatory repatriation says Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz

Stranded Filipino seafarers in New South Wales now safe

Apr 01, 2015 - 12:29 PM

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration is told to notify Araw Manning Agency which deployed the seafarers

30 OFWs in Dubai duped with offers of better jobs – DOLE

Mar 26, 2015 - 9:54 AM

The Philippine agencies that recruited them may face criminal charges

PH corners 14% of new foreign workers in S. Korea factories

Mar 25, 2015 - 4:29 PM

Although there is an overall decrease in the number of new migrant workers South Korea allowed in the manufacturing industry the Philippine share grows

50 nursing jobs in Ireland available to Filipinos

Mar 23, 2015 - 1:47 PM

The Philippine Overseas Labor Office in London reports a need in Ireland for suitably qualified nurses to fill up vacancies in Health Service Executive and care homes

Seek amnesty, gov't tells irregular OFWs in Jordan

Mar 20, 2015 - 12:50 PM

This is for your own good Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz tells unregistered Filipino migrant workers in Jordan

LABOR RIGHTS. Philippine Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz says irregular OFWs in Jordan should apply for amnesty. File photo by Rappler

Pregnant OFWs in HK warned against faking medical documents

Mar 11, 2015 - 9:00 PM

Faking documents or giving false information is forgery a criminal offense in Hong Kong and could put them in trouble

UK demand for Filipino nurses on the rise – DOLE

Feb 06, 2015 - 9:30 PM

At least 220 nursing job orders in 3 hospitals in the United Kingdom have been submitted to the Philippine labor attaché in London for January alone

#ShareDavao: Holidays in Davao: Where to go, and what to do

Dec 24, 2014 - 12:00 PM

Should you find yourself spending the holidays in Davao the Marco Polo Hotel is the gateway for your choice of adventure

Christmas 2014: 10 hotel buffets, special holiday meals

Nov 23, 2014 - 10:30 AM

Prices schedules and the introduction of the Turkducken

#SharePH #ShareDavao: Hotels to try

Nov 04, 2014 - 3:55 PM

Here are a few hotels to try when you re in Davao city

A week after devastating storm Odile, Los Cabos struggles

Sep 21, 2014 - 1:07 PM

Hurricane victims fear growing desperation could lead to a surge of violence

Picture of a street in Cabo San Lucas taken after hurricane Odile knocked down trees and power lines in this city in Mexico's Baja California peninsula, on September 15, 2014. Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP

Hurricane Polo surges off Mexico's Pacific coast

Sep 18, 2014 - 1:39 PM

Polo was cruising parallel to the coast but was expected to bring tropical storm conditions over some Pacific states

This infrared image of newborn Tropical Strom Polo was taken by the AIRS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite on Sept. 16 at 4:11 a.m. EDT and shows cold, strong thunderstorms around the center (purple). Image Credit: NASA JPL/Ed Olsen

‘A whitewash,’ says crusading bishop

Aug 23, 2014 - 5:52 PM

Bishop Gerry Vallo says the POEA should address the root cause of the problem – the failure of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office in Hong Kong to immediately act on complaints

Aquino to grace Marco Polo Ortigas' grand opening

Jul 08, 2014 - 10:21 AM

Establishments such as Marco Polo Ortigas Manila are expected to bolster the Philippine tourism industry the presidential spokesperson says

Marco Polo Ortigas in Manila photo from the hotel's Facebook page

Singapore downplays report on Filipino 'budget' maids

Jul 03, 2014 - 3:49 PM

The Philippines however suspends the accreditation of one of the two Singaporean companies allegedly offering Filipino maids like commodities

'LIKE COMMODITIES.' In Singapore, a number of agencies offer maids at discounted rates, according to an Al Jazeera report. Screen grab from www.aljazeera.com

Things to do: April 11-17

Apr 11, 2014 - 10:59 AM

Holy Week is just around the corner But before you leave the Metro here are some things that are happening this week