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 ·
Panelo: EDCA a valid

Panelo: EDCA a valid

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A Malacañang official on Wednesday vouched for the validity of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA), a deal President Rodrigo Duterte has put under review in light of his increasingly anti-American stance. Speaking to reporters, Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo said documents showed former President Benigno Aquino III had authorized then-Defense […]

06.10.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
VA earmarks $3.4-M in funding to help the homeless

VA earmarks $3.4-M in funding to help the homeless

Funds will enhance services for special needs homeless Veterans WASHINGTON – Today, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald announced the award of $3.4 million in grant funding offered through the Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program to 16 community agencies that provide enhanced services for homeless Veterans with special needs. The GPD Program promotes […]

06.10.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Duterte ‘recalibrating’ PH foreign policy—Dominguez

Duterte ‘recalibrating’ PH foreign policy—Dominguez

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte is not changing but is just “recalibrating” the country’s foreign policy, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III told a Senate hearing on Monday. Dominguez issued this clarification during the hearing of the Senate committee on finance when its chair, Senator Loren Legarda asked about the impact of any change in […]

06.10.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
‘My body and mind cannot handle it anymore’: Chrissy Teigen goes private on Twitter

‘My body and mind cannot handle it anymore’: Chrissy Teigen goes private on Twitter

Chrissy Teigen has set her Twitter account to private. The model, cookbook author, TV host and wife of John Legend has switched her account settings to protect her tweets and block access to her 2.87 Twitter followers. Only those she approves can now see what she writes. Teigen is an active user of the micro-blogging […]

Watch Natalie Portman in first trailer for ‘Jackie’

Watch Natalie Portman in first trailer for ‘Jackie’

The first trailer for Natalie Portman’s “Jackie” provides a sneak peek at the film which chronicles the days following the assassination of John. F. Kennedy. In the biopic, Portman portrays the First Lady, a role that is generating no small amount of Oscar buzz. The teaser is a compilation of flashbacks following the shooting of […]

06.10.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
AHA hosts free health and wellness day for Asian seniors Oct. 14

AHA hosts free health and wellness day for Asian seniors Oct. 14

Event will offer free health screenings, healthy cooking demo, tai- chi and more LOS ANGELES  – The American Heart Association (AHA) is teaming up with the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA) and YNOT Community Services to host a health and wellness day for seniors in the Asian community on Oct. 14, 2016 at the Young […]

06.10.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Health & Fitness, Offers, Services ·
What breakup? KC posts photo with Aly, Sharon

What breakup? KC posts photo with Aly, Sharon

Actress-host KC Concepcion posted on Instagram a photo of her with her mother Sharon Cuneta and rumored beau Aly Borromeo, amid speculations that she had stopped dating the former Azkals captain. In the image, Concepcion was all smiles with Borromeo and Cuneta, who took to Twitter afterwards and wrote: “I loved spending time with you […]

06.10.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Agri fellows briefed ON PHL conditions

Agri fellows briefed ON PHL conditions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The 2016 batch of Cornell University’s LEADNY received a comprehensive briefing on the Philippines on 28 September 2016 at the Philippine Embassy. During the briefing, the twenty-two (22) LEADNY 2016 Fellows were apprised of current conditions and trends in Philippine agriculture, labor market, and trade and commerce. Snapshots of Philippine culture and politics […]

06.10.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Tonga extradites US citizen to face fraud charges

Tonga extradites US citizen to face fraud charges

LOS ANGELES – A U.S. citizen who formerly resided in Turlock, California, and Auckland, New Zealand, was returned to the United States by Tonga and is expected to appear in court today to face federal investment fraud charges. Antone Thomas Pedras, who also went by Chris Pedras, 64, arrived at LAX last Friday in the custody […]

06.10.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Tourism dept. plans to redevelop Intramuros

Tourism dept. plans to redevelop Intramuros

MANILA, Oct. 3 (PNA) – The Department of Tourism (DOT) is finalizing a proposal to revive the walled city of Intramuros as a monument to the Hispanic period of Philippine history, director for public affairs and advocacy, Czarina Zara Loyola, has said. The plan, spearheaded by tourism Assistant Secretary Gwen Javier and Undersecretary Alma Jimenez, […]

05.10.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Philippine News ·
Land-based manpower exporters appeal to DFA to fast-track passport processing

Land-based manpower exporters appeal to DFA to fast-track passport processing

MANILA, Oct. 3 (PNA) – The association of land-based manpower exporters appealed on Monday to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to fast-track the release of passports, especially to aspiring Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). The Federation of Manpower Exporters (FEDAMANEX), an umbrella organization of recruiters deploying manpower mostly to the Middle East, said passport delays […]

05.10.2016 · Filled under: Local News, News, Philippine News ·
Melai pregnant with second child

Melai pregnant with second child

After trying her very best to save her marriage, comedienne Melai Cantiveros announced that she is pregnant with her second child. The actress-host confirmed that she’s having a baby again with her husband Jason Francisco. “May bago kaming blessing mag-asawa ni Jason at magiging ate na si Mela. Ten weeks na akong pregnant,” Cantiveros said. […]

05.10.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Lifestyle ·
Duterte gives cash aid to Negrense policeman wounded in action

Duterte gives cash aid to Negrense policeman wounded in action

By Nanette L. Guadalquiver BACOLOD CITY, Oct. 3 (PNA) – President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday visited a policeman of the Negros Occidental Provincial Public Maneuver Company (NOPPMC) who was wounded during a shootout last week in Murcia, Negros Occidental, and gave him financial assistance. Police Officer 1 Robert John Arzaga, who is confined at Dr. […]

05.10.2016 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
VA earmarks $3.4-M in funding to help the homeless – Funds will enhance services for special needs homeless Veterans

VA earmarks $3.4-M in funding to help the homeless – Funds will enhance services for special needs homeless Veterans

  WASHINGTON – Today, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald announced the award of $3.4 million in grant funding offered through the Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program to 16 community agencies that provide enhanced services for homeless Veterans with special needs. The GPD Program promotes the development and provision of supportive housing and […]

05.10.2016 · Filled under: News ·
Affidavit says NBI exec delivered money to De Lima more than twice

Affidavit says NBI exec delivered money to De Lima more than twice

MANILA, Oct 5 (Mabuhay) – National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Deputy Director Rafael Ragos has executed a supplemental affidavit stating that he delivered money more than twice to then Justice Secretary, now Senator Leila De Lima and her driver Ronnie Dayan, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II said Wednesday. Ragos earlier testified in Congress that there […]

05.10.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
KMF scholars, Gerphil Flores to hold a classical concert on Oct. 15 at CCP

KMF scholars, Gerphil Flores to hold a classical concert on Oct. 15 at CCP

MANILA, Oct 5 (PNA) — The Klassikal Music Foundation (KMF) scholars, together with “Asia’s Golden Girl” Gerphil Flores, will hold a classical concert on Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m. at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) in Roxas Boulevard, Manila. Called “Songs from a Silver World: The Encore Performance”, it will be a repeat show […]

05.10.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Lifestyle, News ·