World should fear China’s actions in South China Sea: Aquino

World should fear China’s actions in South China Sea: Aquino

By Karl Malakunas Manila, Philippines, – China’s efforts to stake its claim to most of the South China Sea should spark fear around the world, with military conflict possible, Philippine President Benigno Aquino told AFP on Tuesday. In an exclusive interview, Aquino also warned that China’s increasingly assertive actions raised the spectre of other nations […]

15.04.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Marco Rubio: Cuban heritage, American dream

Marco Rubio: Cuban heritage, American dream

By Ivan Couronne Washington, United States, AFP  - As a child, Marco Rubio assured his exiled Cuban grandfather that he would overthrow Fidel Castro and lead Cuba. Today, at 43, he harbors a new aspiration: to be president of the United States. The Republican senator from Florida, told voters Monday that he was in the […]

15.04.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
PNB Remittance Center opens  its newest branch in Los Angeles

PNB Remittance Center opens its newest branch in Los Angeles

Los Angeles  – Consul General Leo Herrera-Lim spearheaded the ribbon-cutting ceremony of PNB Global Remit attended by the Filipino community, Filipino business leaders and ACTIVE  community leaders in Los Angeles, California on 10 April 2015. PNB is one of the biggest companies in the Philippines and is the only BANK  fully licensed in the United […]

15.04.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Magnolia-jasmine aroma could make you a hot ticket: study

Magnolia-jasmine aroma could make you a hot ticket: study

(Relaxnews) – An aromatic substance called Hedione sings to our pheromones in a way that other fragrances don’t, according to a new German study. If the root of the word sounds familiar, it’s derived from the Greek word “hedone,” for fun, pleasure and lust, commonly used in the English language with a suffix at the […]

14.04.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness ·
Get free tickets to see Lani Misalucha at the Pechanga Theater

Get free tickets to see Lani Misalucha at the Pechanga Theater

If you are interested in seeing Lani Misalucha live at Pechanga Resort & Casino, then perhaps this is your lucky day.  Pechanga Resort & Casino announced a raffle contest, which will giveaway two pairs of tickets to Lani Misalucha’s Concert at the Pechanga Theater on May 22, 2015  at 8:00 PM. The raffle contest will […]

From Royal Ballet to Broadway… via the shower

From Royal Ballet to Broadway… via the shower

(New York-AFP) – Leanne Cope built a career in the rarefied world of Britain’s Royal Ballet. So it was something of a shock when acclaimed choreographer Christopher Wheeldon asked her to sing in a shower cubicle. It was an unorthodox audition for Broadway’s newest star, who made her New York theater debut Sunday night in […]

14.04.2015 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
Gary V leaving ‘Your Face’; replacement named

Gary V leaving ‘Your Face’; replacement named

Veteran performer Gary Valenciano will temporarily not be seen on the hit celebrity impersonation contest “Your Face Sounds Familiar,” wherein he sits as judge along with Sharon Cuneta and Jed Madela. Valenciano confirmed the development shortly before his departure for Papua New Guinea where he will hold a concert for the first time. He will […]

14.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Sarah Jane ‘SJ’ Gandia, the secret behind Balita’s new ad jingle

Sarah Jane ‘SJ’ Gandia, the secret behind Balita’s new ad jingle

Sj is a young breed of Filipino songwriter who was born in Binakayan, Kawit, Cavite and is now based here in Los Angeles. The development of her unique songwriting style is the result of a lifetime of musical influences, coming from her late mom’s side of the family as she witnessed the family sing at […]

14.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Trillanes names 2 CA justices in alleged Binay bribe

Trillanes names 2 CA justices in alleged Binay bribe

Senator says each got P25M to halt Makati Mayor Junjun Binay’s suspension MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Monday accused two Court of Appeals (CA) justices of accepting P25 million each to halt Makati Mayor Junjun Binay’s suspension. In a resolution calling for a Senate probe on the alleged “justice for sale” system […]

14.04.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Where Manny Pacquiao sees himself ten years from now

Where Manny Pacquiao sees himself ten years from now

He trains hard from Monday to Saturday. But on the Lord’s day, Sunday, Philippine fighting congressman Manny Pacquiao focuses on his family and his faith, making it a point to attend Sunday worship service at Westside Shepherd of the Hills. “Before I came to this church, I was praying and crying to the Lord. ‘Lord, […]

14.04.2015 · Filled under: Columnists, Jannelle So, Sports & Recreation ·
ConGen graces 73rd Anniversary of The Fall Of Bataan

ConGen graces 73rd Anniversary of The Fall Of Bataan

Los Angeles  – On 09 April 2015, Consul General Leo Herrera-Lim attended the 73rdAnniversary of the Fall of Bataan (Day of Valor) also known as “Araw ng Kagitingan” organized by the Filipino Veterans Foundation held at the Bob Hope Patriotic Hall, led by its Executive Director Dr. Jenny Batongmalaque. In his remarks, Consul General Leo […]

14.04.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Hollywood stars back Clinton 2016 bid

Hollywood stars back Clinton 2016 bid

Los Angeles, United States, AFP – Hollywood stars have chorused support for Hillary Clinton’s US presidential campaign, indicating Tinseltown will be firmly behind the former first lady as she targets the White House. Within hours of Clinton confirming her plans to stand in 2016, celebrities including Jennifer Lopez, Scarlett Johansson and Magic Johnson gave a […]

14.04.2015 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars, U.S. News ·
‘Game of Thrones’ makes an epic return

‘Game of Thrones’ makes an epic return

(Washington-AFP) – Former redhead Sansa remains a brunette. Tyrion grows a beard. East and West shall meet. And, once again, more will die gruesome deaths. Welcome to season five of the cult TV series “Game of Thrones,” which premieres Sunday worldwide to a rapturous global following. So popular is the medieval-flavored saga of blood, sex […]

13.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
California farmers spared worst of water rationing

California farmers spared worst of water rationing

Washington, United States, AFP – California Governor Jerry Brown on Sunday defended tough new measures aimed at combating a crippling four-year drought, but which critics say are far too lenient on the state’s farmers. Brown on Wednesday announced sweeping water restrictions for the first time in the state’s history to counter what officials called the […]

13.04.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Asian legal group joins other advocates calling on Texas Appeals Court to allow Obama’s immigration action

Asian legal group joins other advocates calling on Texas Appeals Court to allow Obama’s immigration action

In a friend-of-the-court brief filed early this week in the federal appeals court in Texas, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund joined more than 150 groups contending that President Obama’s executive immigration actions would allow millions of immigrants to apply for relief from deportation and work authorization and would improve the nation’s economy […]

13.04.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Watch AARP webinar on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders age 50-plus

Watch AARP webinar on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders age 50-plus

WASHINGTON, D.C. – AARP convened a panel to discuss key issues – caregiving, economic security, health and healthcare – impacting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) age 50-plus. The webinar was open to the public and transmitted live from Washington, D.C. earlier today. Watch it online at https://aarp.webex.com/aarp/ldr.php?RCID=740efb030b01c7b7ed3c9c009003fd33 “There is a lack of disaggregated data about Asian […]

13.04.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Local News, Services ·
Kathryn’s album reaches platinum

Kathryn’s album reaches platinum

Teen idol Kathryn Bernardo’s self-titled album has reached platinum status. Star Music, producer of Bernardo’s 11-track album announced the good news on its Instagram page. Based on the Philippine Association of the Record Industry (PARI) standards, platinum record award is given if the album sells 15,000 units. One of the hit songs in the album […]

13.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
New ‘Ant-Man’ trailer released

New ‘Ant-Man’ trailer released

(Relaxnews) – The official trailer for the upcoming movie “Ant-Man” was released to YouTube Monday. “Ant-Man” will debut in North American cinemas on July 17. In the film, a member of The Avengers comes to the big screen for the first time with a new character by Marvel Studios, super hero Ant-Man. The film stars […]

13.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Japan, China, S. Korea agree to boost tourism: reports

Japan, China, S. Korea agree to boost tourism: reports

(Tokyo-AFP) – Japan, China and South Korea briefly put aside territorial and historical disputes Sunday for rare trilateral talks announcing a bid to boost tourism numbers in the three countries to 30 million visitors in five years. Japanese tourism minister Akihiro Ota met with counterparts Li Jinzao of the China National Tourism Administration and Kim […]

13.04.2015 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
‘Fault in Our Stars’ wins big at MTV awards

‘Fault in Our Stars’ wins big at MTV awards

(Los Angeles-AFP) – Teen tear-jerker “The Fault in Our Stars” and “American Sniper” actor Bradley Cooper were the big winners at the MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday. Cooper took Best Male Performance for “Sniper” — Clint Eastwood’s Iraq war drama which was nominated for six Oscars and was a massive hit at […]

13.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·