PHL vows ‘tighter security’ at APEC summit

PHL vows ‘tighter security’ at APEC summit

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Philippines Saturday vowed “higher security” for world leaders at an economic summit in Manila next week after a series of bombings and shootings left more than 120 dead in Paris. US President Barack Obama is set to join the leaders of China, Japan, Australia, Canada and 15 others at an annual […]

16.11.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Obama set to challenge China at Asia-Pacific summit

Obama set to challenge China at Asia-Pacific summit

By Karl Malakunas AFP |   – US President Barack Obama is set to challenge China when Asia-Pacific leaders gather in the Philippines this week, speaking out on a territorial row and lobbying to set pro-American trade rules. Chinese President Xi Jinping will also be in Manila for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, an […]

16.11.2015 · Filled under: World News ·
Is JC de Vera planning to court Jessy?

Is JC de Vera planning to court Jessy?

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Will you court Jessy Mendiola? This was the question posed to “You’re My Home” star JC de Vera after his co-star admitted that she found him to be “sexiest man in the country.” The 29-year-old De Vera was honest in his answer and said that he doesn’t plan to at the moment. […]

16.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Embassy hosts forum on addressing violence against women and children

Embassy hosts forum on addressing violence against women and children

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the world prepares to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25, Embassy personnel and members of the Filipino-American community gathered for a forum on a Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW). In his welcome remarks, Minister Patrick Chuasoto, Chargé d’Affaires of the Philippine Embassy, […]

16.11.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Washington Fil-Ams remember Haiyan

Washington Fil-Ams remember Haiyan

WASHINGTON, D.C – The Philippine Humanitarian Coalition (PHC), in partnership with the Philippine Embassy in Washington, DC and the US-Philippines Society, marked the second anniversary of Super Typhoon Haiyan with a Reflection forum on 06 November 2015 at the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy. Around 90 representatives from the PHC’s member-organizations, Philippine Government agencies, and the US-Philippines Society participated in the […]

14.11.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
PHL assured of support of Kurdistan in fight vs human trafficking

PHL assured of support of Kurdistan in fight vs human trafficking

ERBIL, Iraq – The Kurdistan Regional Government of the Republic of Iraq has assured the Philippine Embassy it will help protect overseas Filipino workers by intensifying its own efforts to go after human trafficking syndicates that have victimized many migrant workers. No less than Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Jalal Talabani gave the assurance after Philippine […]

14.11.2015 · Filled under: Asian News ·

Chiz condemns manhandling of media member

Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero condemned the manhandling by police of a radio reporter who, according to the senator, was merely doing his job as a member of the media. “We respect the ongoing investigation, but right now, what is clear is that the way the policeman dealt with the reporter was overkill. It did not […]

13.11.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·

DFA pushes awareness on West Philippine Sea issue

GENERAL SANTOS CITY  – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), together with the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), continues the nationwide information campaign in regards to the West Philippine Sea issue in order to raise awareness of ordinary citizens. The multi-sectoral forum was held October 29 at Phela Grande Hotel. It was attended by DFA spokesperson […]

13.11.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·

SC justices may be impeached if they go against Santiago resolution, says prominent lawyer Roque

METRO MANILA, PHILIPPINES- That was the position of Atty. Harry Roque when asked about possible repercussions of a contrary ruling of the Supreme Court regarding the Senate Resolution against the validity and effectivity of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA). The EDCA has been signed by Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin and US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg […]

13.11.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Playing football, handball or basketball in teen years could help prevent osteoporosis

Playing football, handball or basketball in teen years could help prevent osteoporosis

(Relaxnews) – If played at a young age, team ball sports such as football, handball and basketball are better than swimming in helping to strengthen our bones during adulthood and preventing osteoporosis, says a new Spanish study. Osteoporosis is defined as a loss of bone resistance which predisposes the sufferer to fractures. It is considered […]

12.11.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·

OC homecare workers misclassified, owed nearly $200K in back wages

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. – Those working in residential care facilities and people providing our elders and persons with disabilities the vital around-the-clock attention they need are typically paid low wages, despite the importance of the work and stress of the job. In Orange County, more than a dozen workers at six residential care facilities, whose employer […]

12.11.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

OC Asians, Pacific Island group ‘severely disappointed’ by decision to immigration Executive Action

WASHINGTON, D.C., – OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates is severely disappointed by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decision to delay the expansion of the President’s executive actions on immigration, also known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program. Earlier this […]

12.11.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Climate change is good news for English wine

Climate change is good news for English wine

(Plumpton, United Kingdom-AFP) – While climate change menaces vineyards in southern Europe, English winemakers are raising a toast to warming weather as it improves their wines and has helped revive an ancient tradition. “Climate change is benefitting us a lot,” said Chris Foss, head of the Wine Department at Plumpton College, the first to offer […]

11.11.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Food & Dining ·
California’s new paid sick leave law

California’s new paid sick leave law

Recently, the California State Legislature passed the Healthy Workplace, Healthy Family’s Act of 2014 (HWHFA) requiring employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees.  An employee who on or after July 1, 2015 works in California for 30 or more days within a year, and satisfies a 90-day employment period before taking any sick […]

11.11.2015 · Filled under: Jacob M. Krall, Legal Matters, Services ·
If you want to be happy, eat vanilla-flavored yogurt

If you want to be happy, eat vanilla-flavored yogurt

(Relaxnews) – European researchers have revealed that our mood is influenced by being pleasantly surprised or disappointed by the taste of food. The team applied this concept to yogurt and discovered that vanilla had a much more positive effect than other flavors. To determine the implicit emotion, or unconscious emotional response, produced by eating certain […]

11.11.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
By 2016 there will be 6.4bn connected ‘things’

By 2016 there will be 6.4bn connected ‘things’

(Relaxnews) – The Internet of Things is in for rapid growth, forecasts Gartner, Inc., with 6.4 billion devices predicted for 2016, and 20.8bn by 2020. “Aside from connected cars, consumer uses will continue to account for the greatest number of connected things, while enterprise will account for the largest spending,” said Jim Tully, Gartner VP […]

11.11.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Adele’s ‘Hello’ stays at the top of the charts for a second week

Adele’s ‘Hello’ stays at the top of the charts for a second week

(Relaxnews) – British singer Adele continues to see success from her most recent single, “Hello,” as the new track remained at number 1 on the charts for a second week, reports Billboard. “Hello” is the first single to be released from Adele’s much-anticipated third album, “25,” which goes on sale November 20. The single got the […]

11.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
US defense chief jabs at Beijing in S. China Sea visit

US defense chief jabs at Beijing in S. China Sea visit

By Thomas WATKINS Aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt, Undefined | AFP |  – Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Thursday visited a US aircraft carrier in the South China Sea, where he took a jab at Chinese actions that have been blamed for raising tension in the disputed waterway. Carter flew to the USS Roosevelt – […]

11.11.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Snooky wants more off-beat roles

Snooky wants more off-beat roles

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Awarded actress Snooky Serna has been wowing fans with her performance on the GMA 7 primetime drama “My Faithful Husband,” where she plays Cedes, the mother of lead star Dennis Trillo. One of the more memorable scenes she did for the show was the cat fight with co-star Rio Locsin, which was […]

11.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Aquino to hold 11 bilateral talks during APEC Summit

Aquino to hold 11 bilateral talks during APEC Summit

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III is going into least 11 bilateral meetings with his counterparts during the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting (AELM) next week. Ambassador Marciano Paynor Jr., director general of the APEC 2015 National Organizing Council, confirmed the President’s schedule in a press briefing Monday. However, a bilateral meeting with Chinese President […]

11.11.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·