Call for applications for the 5th Filipino-American Youth Leadership Program

Call for applications for the 5th Filipino-American Youth Leadership Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The search is on for the ten (10) outstanding next-generation Filipino-Americans who will participate in the 5th annual Filipino-American Youth Leadership Program (FYLPRO), which will be conducted in the Philippines from 24 November to 02 December 2016. Launched in 2012 as a youth-oriented project of Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. […]

25.05.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Canada approves genetically modified salmon for food

Canada approves genetically modified salmon for food

Canada’s health ministry on Thursday approved a type of genetically modified salmon as safe to eat, making it the first transgenic animal destined for Canadian dinner tables. This comes six months after US authorities gave the green light to sell the fish in American grocery stores. The decisions by Health Canada and the US Food […]

23.05.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Michael Cinco to present A/W ’16 Couture Collection at Paris Haute Couture Week

Michael Cinco to present A/W ’16 Couture Collection at Paris Haute Couture Week

Renowned Philippine and Dubai-based couturier, Michael Cinco, has announced that he will present at Paris Haute Couture Week later this year. Cinco will present his Autumn / Winter 2016 Couture Collection in partnership with the Asian Couture Federation and as part of a special collaboration with COUTURíSSIMO, the latest initiative from the Asian Couture Federation […]

23.05.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Uber goes public with self-driving test

Uber goes public with self-driving test

Ride-hailing service Uber has detailed something of its approach to testing self-driving cars in Pittsburgh, northeast USA, where a hybrid Ford Fusion has been outfitted with an array of sensors. The self-driving car carries “radars, laser scanners and high resolution scanners” that help fulfill the vehicle’s dual purpose of collecting mapping data and testing self-drive […]

23.05.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ straight into the number one spot at the global box office after opening weekend

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ straight into the number one spot at the global box office after opening weekend

“X-Men: Apocalypse” has gone straight to the number one spot at the global box office after opening in several territories ComScore reports. The latest instalment in the X-Men franchise, which opens this week in North America, sees director Bryan Singer again at the helm with James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender and Nicholas Hoult all reprising their […]

23.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Madonna’s Prince tribute criticized at Billboard Music Awards

Madonna’s Prince tribute criticized at Billboard Music Awards

Madonna came under fire late Sunday for her tribute to Prince during the Billboard Music Awards ceremony, which critics saw as too distant from the late artist himself. Wearing a shimmering lilac-colored suit, Madonna took to the Las Vegas stage at the end of the evening and sang “Nothing Compares 2 U” followed by “Purple […]

23.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Cannes Film Festival winners 2016

Cannes Film Festival winners 2016

Here are the winners from the 2016 Cannes film festival, as chosen by a jury led by Australian director and “Mad Max” creator George Miller: Palme d’Or: “I, Daniel Blake” British Director Ken Loach won over the jury with his moving tale of a carpenter (Dave Johns) who suffers repeated humiliations as he seeks welfare […]

23.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, International Stars ·
Japan predicted to become biggest tipplers of bubbly in Asia-Pacific by 2019

Japan predicted to become biggest tipplers of bubbly in Asia-Pacific by 2019

Japanese consumers seem to be developing quite a taste for bubbly, with a recent study predicting that Japan will become the largest market for sparkling wines in Asia-Pacific over the next five years. According to a Vinexpo study, the consumption of sparkling wine in Japan is forecast to grow 23 percent between 2015 and 2019, […]

19.05.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
APO-GLA joins this year’s edition of fashion for a cause

APO-GLA joins this year’s edition of fashion for a cause

Alpha Phi Omega Greater Los Angeles Alumni Association (APO-GLA) has joined the Miss Philippines-USA Organization and Assumption College Alumni Association in holding this year’s edition of “FASHION for a CAUSE”, now on its 6th year. APO-GLA is celebrating its 35th founding anniversary of fostering Leadership, Friendship and Service to the community at large. For this […]

19.05.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Nearly 100,000 signatures collected for affordable housing ballot measure

Nearly 100,000 signatures collected for affordable housing ballot measure

Coalition of Labor and Affordable Housing Advocates surpass 62,000 needed to qualify Los Angeles, CA - Today, a coalition of labor and affordable housing advocates delivered petitions signed by nearly 100,000 City of Los Angeles residents who support the Build Better LA initiative going on the November 2016 ballot. A chain of workers in uniform delivered one […]

19.05.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Chef Claude Tayag to showcase ‘Flavors of The Philippines’ in annual Embassy Chef Challenge

Chef Claude Tayag to showcase ‘Flavors of The Philippines’ in annual Embassy Chef Challenge

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The “Flavors of the Philippines” is getting ready to take the largest diplomatic community in the world by storm at the 8th annual Embassy Chef Challenge that will be held on 25 May 2016 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. As Washington’s leading international culinary event, the Embassy […]

19.05.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Local News ·
WHO: Europe faces low to moderate Zika risk this summer

WHO: Europe faces low to moderate Zika risk this summer

The Zika virus could spread to Europe during late spring and summer, but the risk level is low to moderate according to a new risk assessment published by the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe. The risk varies across the WHO European Region but is higher in countries where Aedes mosquitoes are present. […]

18.05.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, World News ·
Nike enhances tennis performance on clay courts with the NikeCourt Paris Collection 2016

Nike enhances tennis performance on clay courts with the NikeCourt Paris Collection 2016

The world’s most elite tennis players return to the court this May for the French Open (Roland Garros) 2016, and just in time for the event Nike have launched the NikeCourt Paris Collection 2016. Featuring tennis gear for both men and women in a range of blue hues, France’s signature color, the NikeCourt Paris Collection […]

18.05.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Josh Duhamel returning for ‘Transformers: The Last Night’

Josh Duhamel returning for ‘Transformers: The Last Night’

Having appeared in the first three of Michael Bay’s “Transformers” films, “All My Children” graduate Josh Duhamel is back — along with Mark Wahlberg — for fifth film “Transformers: The Last Night.” Duhamel appeared as army officer William Lennox in “Tansformers” (2007), “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” (2009) and “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” (2011) […]

18.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
CNN to examine the 90s in new documentary series

CNN to examine the 90s in new documentary series

CNN has revealed it is adding “The Nineties” to its decades-apart documentary series. Following its recent series “The Sixties,” “The Seventies” and “The Eighties,” the channel will explore the major events of the last decade of the 20th century through an eight-part series, Variety reports. Issues such as the impeachment of President Bill Clinton and the development […]

18.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
Wanda Sykes joins the cast of ‘Mother/Daughter’

Wanda Sykes joins the cast of ‘Mother/Daughter’

Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn are getting a new co-star for their upcoming movie “Mother/Daughter,” in the form of Wanda Sykes. The actress will play the part of a hotel worker who offers advice to the mother-daughter duo played by Hawn and Schumer,Deadline reports. Scripted by “Ghostbusters” writer Katie Dippold and directed by Jonathan Levine, the […]

18.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Apple invests $1 billion in China taxi app Didi

Apple invests $1 billion in China taxi app Didi

Apple has invested $1 billion in Chinese ride hailing app Didi Chuxing, the Beijing company said Friday as it vies with bitter US-based rival Uber for market share in China. The injection was the “single largest investment the company has ever received,” said Didi, which dominates the car-hailing sector in China and says it has […]

18.05.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Science & Technology ·
Brad Pitt to start Le Mans 24 Hour Race

Brad Pitt to start Le Mans 24 Hour Race

American actor Brad Pitt will wave the starting flag for this year’s Le Mans 24 hour car race on June 18, organisers of the French endurance race confirmed on Friday. “Proud and very happy that the start of #LeMans24 2016 will be given by #BradPitt, eager for him to share the legend of this race,” […]

18.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Motoring ·
After win, Richard Gomez to take a break from showbiz

After win, Richard Gomez to take a break from showbiz

Actor Richard Gomez will be taking a break from show business now that he is the mayor-elect of Ormoc City. Last Tuesday, the 50-year-old Gomez was proclaimed the mayor of OrmocCity in Leyte after he defeated Liberal Party candidate Ondo Codilla. “Pahinga lang muna ako sandali sa showbiz. Tutal I’m sure every once in a […]

18.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Sharon confirms losing 36 lbs

Sharon confirms losing 36 lbs

Sharon Cuneta proudly announced that she has lost weight as she prepares for her upcoming showbiz projects, which include a major movie comeback. Earlier this week, the veteran singer-actress confirmed that she will be a judge on the latest season of “The Voice Kids” replacing Sarah Geronimo. “So far 36 lbs. nabilang ko since December,” […]

18.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·