PHL to fly over disputed South China Sea: Aquino

PHL to fly over disputed South China Sea: Aquino

Manila, Philippines (AFP)  – Philippine military and commercial aircraft will keep flying over disputed areas in the South China Sea despite Chinese warnings over the airspace, President Benigno Aquino said on Monday. “We will still fly the routes that we fly based on the international law from the various conventions we entered into,” Aquino told […]

26.05.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
US Marines testify at murder trial of colleague in PHL

US Marines testify at murder trial of colleague in PHL

Olongapo, Philippines (AFP)  – Four US Marines took the witness stand Tuesday at the murder trial of their comrade accused of killing a local transgender woman in the Philippines, lawyers who attended the closed-door proceedings said. The American servicemen were asked to testify on what the defendant, Private First Class Joseph Pemberton, had told them […]

26.05.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
US planes keep distance from Chinese ‘islands’ – for now

US planes keep distance from Chinese ‘islands’ – for now

Washington, United States (AFP) –  US surveillance aircraft and naval ships have yet to test China’s territorial claims around artificial islands built in the South China Sea, but the Pentagon warned Thursday that could be “the next step.” Although the United States does not recognise China’s claims of sovereignty around the man-made structures, American P-8 […]

26.05.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Aquino open to discussing BBL with senators

Aquino open to discussing BBL with senators

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III is open to discussing the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) with senators even if he has been accused of influencing congressmen to approve a Palace-backed version of the bill. Aquino said he will wait for Senate President Franklin Drilon’s advice regarding such a meeting. He said he does not […]

26.05.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Manny Pacquiao vs. Mel Saluma

Manny Pacquiao vs. Mel Saluma

This is not a story about boxing. This is not a sports article nor an analysis of who should have won the “fight of the century”. It is however, a story about good vs. evil – and I don’t mean Floyd Mayweather. While most of humanity (at least in North America and the Philippines) were glued to […]

26.05.2015 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
Why Enchong doesn’t want Daniel Padilla to guest on his first solo concert

Why Enchong doesn’t want Daniel Padilla to guest on his first solo concert

After receiving a gold record award for his album “Chinito Problems,” Enchong Dee is now gearing up for his first solo concert in July. Dee said he is hoping many people would come out to watch his show on July 3 at the Music Museum. Even before the show, the Kapamilya actor admitted he is […]

26.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Why Regine doesn’t want son to enter showbiz

Why Regine doesn’t want son to enter showbiz

If it were all up to her, veteran singer Regine Velasquez said she would not allow her son Nate to join show business. Velasquez said she does not want her son to be deprived of his privacy. “Kung ako, ayaw ko. Kasi siyempre alam ko na medyo mahirap being in the business, ‘yung wala ka […]

26.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Racquel Custodio Furbeyre, L.A. social worker

Racquel Custodio Furbeyre, L.A. social worker

LOS ANGELES – Racquel Custodio Furbeyre peacefully passed away Monday, May 18, in Los Angeles. She was 64. ​Racquel had been battling breast cancer for the past four years. Since the 1980s, Racquel was known in the L.A. Filipino and Asian community as a caring social worker who counseled troubled immigrant youths, parents, elderly and terminally ill […]

26.05.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Tennessee named top state for American barbecue: TripAdvisor

Tennessee named top state for American barbecue: TripAdvisor

(Relaxnews) – In a ranking that’s sure to get patriotic barbecue fiends in the US all fired up, the state of Tennessee has been named the best in the US, according to the number crunchers over at TripAdvisor. Based on the number and quality of reviews for the top-rated barbecue restaurants across the US, TripAdvisor […]

25.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Relentless work for stylist army behind the scenes at Cannes

Relentless work for stylist army behind the scenes at Cannes

(Cannes, France-AFP) – An army of stylists, hairdressers and make-up artists work flat-out behind the scenes at the Cannes Film Festival to ensure not an eyelash is out of place for the big moment on the red carpet. “We have a real responsibility. At Cannes, the ‘look’ is dissected at an incredible speed,” said French […]

Coen-led Cannes jury ‘profoundly changed’ by experience

Coen-led Cannes jury ‘profoundly changed’ by experience

(Cannes-AFP) – The Cannes Film Festival jury, headed by the Coen brothers, said Sunday it was profoundly changed by the experience of judging this year’s entries. “Any experience as intense as this changes your life and your perspective,” said Joel Coen, who was joint president with his brother Ethan. “Having to see this many movies […]

25.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, International Stars ·
Longer, stronger: Study reveals more reasons to take your vitamin E

Longer, stronger: Study reveals more reasons to take your vitamin E

(Relaxnews) – Long established as a powerful antioxidant, vitamin E is important for the membrane that envelops your muscle cells, promoting proper healing from the natural tears that take place when you work out, according to a new study. “Every cell in your body has a plasma membrane, and every membrane can be torn,” says […]

25.05.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Protein snacks could improve teens’ diet quality, appetite control

Protein snacks could improve teens’ diet quality, appetite control

(Relaxnews) – Observing the seldom-studied teen diet led a team of US researchers to conclude that a high-protein soy snack in the afternoon could reduce appetite and unhealthy evening snacking. “Standard meals tend to go to the wayside for kids this age — particularly from mid-afternoon to late evening — and many of the convenient […]

25.05.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
NCLR: Relief delayed is relief denied to millions of families and to our country

NCLR: Relief delayed is relief denied to millions of families and to our country

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In late 2014, President Obama announced he would take executive action to extend deportation relief to millions of undocumented immigrants through the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program and the expansion of the highly successful Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Today marks the target […]

25.05.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Kim Chiu joining Kris Aquino in mistress movie

Kim Chiu joining Kris Aquino in mistress movie

Kris Aquino announced that she has finally been allowed to push through with a film project where she will portray a mistress, following a conflict with her existing endorsement contract with a multi-national company. Aquino confirmed that she will once again be part of the film adaptation “Etiquette for Mistresses and What Wives Can Learn […]

25.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
Lacson to base decision on presidential bid on results of next survey

Lacson to base decision on presidential bid on results of next survey

3 MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Former Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson on Wednesday said he will once again try his luck for the presidency next year if he gets a double-digit rating in the next survey. “Hindi ako magdi-declare nang wala akong pinaghuhugutan,” said Lacson, who got a 1 percent preference in the last presidential survey, at […]

25.05.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Food distribution and feeding program at FACLA May 30

Food distribution and feeding program at FACLA May 30

Los Angeles – The United Bicolandia of Los Angeles (UBLA),the  Filipino Ministry of the Wilshire United Methodist Church with the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) and the HIFI CALI EXPO LLC  will hold its monthly feeding program and food distribution for the month of May on Saturday, May 30, 2015  at 11:00 AM at the Filipino […]

25.05.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
OCA-AAPI organizations support equal opportunity in higher education

OCA-AAPI organizations support equal opportunity in higher education

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates joins the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA), Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC), and more than 120 other Asian American and Pacific Islander organizations in an open letter to support affirmative action and equal opportunity in higher education. “OCA stands strongly on the principle that diversity on college campuses across our country […]

25.05.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
First image of Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant in ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’

First image of Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant in ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’

(Relaxnews) – Pathé has revealed the first image from the Stephen Frears comedy “Florence Foster Jenkins,” which began filming earlier this month. Meryl Streep (“Into the Woods”) plays the title character while Hugh Grant (“Notting Hill”) plays her partner, St Clair Bayfield; also in the cast are Simon Helberg (“The Big Bang Theory”), Rebecca Ferguson […]

22.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Avoid a traffic accident this Memorial Day weekend

Avoid a traffic accident this Memorial Day weekend

(Relaxnews) – As Americans get ready to mark the unofficial start to the summer with Memorial Day weekend, the National Safety Council (NSC) is warning those planning to hit the road to take it easy if they want to avoid an accident. Families tend to hit the road over Memorial Day weekend and according to […]

22.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Holidays, Motoring ·