Zika likely to spread in Asia Pacific: WHO

Zika likely to spread in Asia Pacific: WHO

The Zika virus is set to spread through Asia, the World Health Organization warned Monday, with hundreds of cases reported in Singapore and two Thai babies diagnosed with Zika-linked microcephaly. The mosquito-borne virus has been detected in 70 countries worldwide including at least 19 countries in the Asia Pacific region, said WHO director for health […]

10.10.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
White House calls Trump not role model

White House calls Trump not role model

WASHINGTON  (PNA/Xinhua) – The White House on Tuesday doubled down its criticism of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, calling him not a role model for Americans in any way. When asked whether US President Barack Obama, who had called Trump “unfit” for presidency, believed that the New York billionaire developer was a role model in […]

10.10.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
EPA fines Carson Facility for safety lapses that led to toxic air leak

EPA fines Carson Facility for safety lapses that led to toxic air leak

LOS ANGELES – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement with Eco Services Operations Corp., located in Carson, Calif., for violations of federal laws related to a large release of 65,049 pounds of sulfur dioxide in 2013. The company will pay a $106,000 civil penalty and has to come into compliance. “It is […]

10.10.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Local News, Services ·
DA wants snaps of PHL agri products displayed in NAIA hallways

DA wants snaps of PHL agri products displayed in NAIA hallways

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA  (PNA) – The Department of Agriculture (DA) on Tuesday said that it is planning to boost promotion of Philippine agriculture products by having snapshots of them displayed in hallways of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) to pique the interest of arriving tourists. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel “Manny” Pinol announced this […]

08.10.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Labor Chief cites DOLE’s top accomplishments on first 100 days of Duterte administration

Labor Chief cites DOLE’s top accomplishments on first 100 days of Duterte administration

By Leilani S. Junio MANILA (PNA) – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) cited on Tuesday its top accomplishments during the first 100 days of the administration of President Rodrigo R. Duterte. In a press conference held at the Labor Governance Center in Ople Hall of the DOLE Building in Intramuros, Secretary Silvestre H. […]

08.10.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
IMF forecasts world economy to grow at 3.1% in 2016

IMF forecasts world economy to grow at 3.1% in 2016

WASHINGTON  (PNA/Xinhua) – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday maintained its forecast for global growth in 2016 at 3.1 percent, saying that subpar growth will continue without determined policy action. The IMF revised down its 2016 growth prospects for advanced economies following a slowdown in the United States and Britain’s vote to leave the […]

08.10.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Rinspeed’s latest car promises an oasis of calm at CES

Rinspeed’s latest car promises an oasis of calm at CES

The Rinspeed Oasis wants to be a mobile lounge, an autonomous postal service, a pizza delivery truck and an antidote to the current SUV obsession. Conceived as a light and airy “living room on wheels” and described by its creator, Swiss designer Frank M. Rinderknecht as a “bold statement against the notion of a city […]

08.10.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Gut microbiota may have role in neurodegenerative diseases, study finds

Gut microbiota may have role in neurodegenerative diseases, study finds

Could neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s originate in the gut? New research from the US, published in the journal Nature, shows that certain proteins produced by gut bacteria may be linked to neurodegeneration in rats. A team of researchers at Louisville School of Medicine found that neuron destruction processes in the brain could […]

08.10.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Spaghetti straps, trousers, open backs: wedding dresses embrace new forms for 2017

Spaghetti straps, trousers, open backs: wedding dresses embrace new forms for 2017

As with ready-to-wear, every year wedding attire is updated to reflect new trends, and the 2017 season will be no exception. There will always be traditional princess-style dresses, but at the same time interesting new creations are beginning to appear. It is now possible to tie the knot attired in casually elegant wedding trousers, or […]

08.10.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
Campaign Promoting Benefits Of U.S. Citizenship Targets Asian Immigrants, Fastest Growing Immigrant Population

Campaign Promoting Benefits Of U.S. Citizenship Targets Asian Immigrants, Fastest Growing Immigrant Population

Eligible immigrants strongly urged to take the first step now to have a chance of becoming a U.S. citizen before November election Over 300,000 Asian immigrants in L.A. County currently eligible to naturalize and become a U.S. Citizen LOS ANGELES – Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA), in close partnership with community-based organizations and local […]

08.10.2016 · Filled under: Local News, News, Services ·
House Speaker to push for legalizing same-sex marriage

House Speaker to push for legalizing same-sex marriage

By Filane Mikee Cervantes MANILA  (PNA) – House of Representatives Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said Monday he intends to file a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in the country. In a press conference, Alvarez disclosed that his staff has already begun drafting the proposed same-sex legislation, noting that he will sponsor the bill himself. ”I will sponsor […]

08.10.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Election lawyer says the month-long firearms ban must be implemented now

Election lawyer says the month-long firearms ban must be implemented now

MANILA  (PNA) – The over a month ban on firearms nationwide should have been in effect starting Saturday, Oct. 1, as provided in an order of the Commission in Elections (Comelec) in connection with the Oct. 31, 2016 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls. According to Atty. Romulo Macalintal, the ban on firearms, which is […]

08.10.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Here are the winners of the Latin American Music Awards

Here are the winners of the Latin American Music Awards

The trophies were handed out at the Latin American Music Awards Thursday night, crowing the best Latin American artists in the industry. In the second edition of the event, Enrique Iglesias emerged the big winner, taking home five awards including artist of the year and favorite male artist. His hit song “Duele el corazón” also […]

08.10.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Jose Rizal the movie will show in Pinoy international film fest

Jose Rizal the movie will show in Pinoy international film fest

By Abner Galino The highly acclaimed movie Jose Rizal is getting a special screening at the much-awaited first Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival (LAPIFF) slated on October 7, 8 and 9 in the City of Carson. As the community celebrates Filipino American History month, the film on the life of Philippine national hero Dr. Jose Rizal […]

07.10.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film, Happenings ·
World premiere of Lexus UX Concept

World premiere of Lexus UX Concept

PARIS   – Showcasing Lexus’ vision for a compact SUV of the future, the UX Concept will make its world debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. Designed by ED2, Lexus’ design center in the South of France, the UX Concept represents a new step in the company’s design journey and a redefinition of the driving […]

07.10.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
UN Secretary-General condemns rising xenophobia, discrimination in Europe

UN Secretary-General condemns rising xenophobia, discrimination in Europe

MOSCOW  (PNA/Sputnik) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday called on the European states to stick to its core values and stop the spread of xenophobia throughout the continent. He called on the European states to “transcend their national interests” and organize a united front to resolve humanitarian crises around the world. “We live at […]

07.10.2016 · Filled under: World News ·
October 10 marks World Mental Health Day

October 10 marks World Mental Health Day

On Monday, the World Health Organization will remind the world of the importance of mental health. October 10th marks World Mental Health Day, created to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world. This year’s theme is “psychological first aid,” deemed equally important as physical first aid. Key messages that will be conveyed during […]

07.10.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
More Fun in the PHL campaign has failed to attract more tourists, says study

More Fun in the PHL campaign has failed to attract more tourists, says study

By Josephine Grace Aguilo MANILA    (PNA) – Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo disclosed Tuesday that her department will launch its brand new slogan during the Miss Universe coronation night on Jan. 30, replacing the “It’s More Fun in the Philippines” campaign which she said has failed to attract more tourists to the country. Teo confirmed that […]

07.10.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
OCA disappointed with Supreme Court’s failure to reconsider DACA, DAPA case

OCA disappointed with Supreme Court’s failure to reconsider DACA, DAPA case

WASHINGTON, D.C  – OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates is disappointed with the failure of the Supreme Court to rehear the case on the President’s relief programs for undocumented immigrants. On Monday, the Supreme Court denied the President’s request for a rehearing on his immigrant relief programs that would have expanded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA+) […]

07.10.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Study bolsters link between Zika, Guillain-Barre syndrome

Study bolsters link between Zika, Guillain-Barre syndrome

Researchers have found more evidence linking the mosquito-borne Zika virus to a neurological disorder known as Guillain-Barre syndrome, but proof of cause-and-effect remains elusive, a study said Wednesday. The findings in the New England Journal of Medicine were based on research at six different hospitals in Colombia, involving 68 people with Guillain-Barre syndrome, most of […]

07.10.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·