Kaya Applauds Nani Coloretti’s nomination to Deputy Secretary at HUD

Kaya Applauds Nani Coloretti’s nomination to Deputy Secretary at HUD

Washington, D.C. – Kaya: Filipino Americans for Progress applauds President Obama’s nomination of Nani A. Coloretti on March 10, 2014 to Deputy Secretary at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). If confirmed, Coloretti would be the fourth female deputy secretary and one of the highest-ranking Filipino Americans serving in the Administration. Ms. Coloretti is currently […]

15.11.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Beauty tutorials: Kim Kardashian

Beauty tutorials: Kim Kardashian

(Relaxnews) – We might not be able to explain Kim Kardashian’s meteoric rise, but we’re certainly not able to deny it. This week news broke that the 34-year-old celebrity’s debut app has raked in over $43 million, and she’s also arrived on the front cover of Paper Magazine, shot by the legendary Jean-Paul Goude. Here’s […]

15.11.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Miss America 2001 launches memoir about fairy tale beginnings … and endings

Miss America 2001 launches memoir about fairy tale beginnings … and endings

Get ready for a faith-based, roller coaster ride with the first Asian-American Miss America, as she reveals how she tackled fame, depression,  suicide, and adversity of the most universal kind. (Los Angeles, Calif., November, 2014) Angela Perez Baraquio, the first Asian-American and first teacher to be crowned Miss America in 2001, breaks her silence in her […]

15.11.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Happenings ·
JM De Guzman not closing doors on ex-GF Jessy

JM De Guzman not closing doors on ex-GF Jessy

While he wants to focus on his career first, JM De Guzman stressed he is not closing any doors to the possibility of getting back with actress Jessy Mendiola. “Wala naman po akong sinara o wala akong parang… wala naman po akong sinasabi na ‘Tapos na.’ Bahala na, sa ngayon ang naisip ko lang career […]

14.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Aquino softens tone on sea row vs China

Aquino softens tone on sea row vs China

MYANMAR  (Mabuhay) – President Aquino did not hide the fact that in this Asean Summit in Myanmar, his aggressiveness to talk about the West Philippine Sea has been toned down compared to past meetings with the region’s heads of state. “Parang I will liken this to be gentle reminders as opposed to very strong statements, […]

14.11.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Culture Club scraps reunion due to Boy George throat

Culture Club scraps reunion due to Boy George throat

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Boy George on Thursday called off a reunion tour of 1980s pop sensations Culture Club after the British singer discovered a potentially serious problem in his throat. Culture Club had been due to launch its first US tour in 14 years on Saturday in the California desert resort of Rancho Mirage, followed […]

14.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Wahlburgers opens first restaurant outside US in Toronto

Wahlburgers opens first restaurant outside US in Toronto

(Relaxnews) – Wahlburgers, a burger chain co-owned by celebrity brothers Mark and Donnie Wahlberg, along with their chef sibling Paul, has opened the first restaurant outside the US in Toronto, Canada. Located inside the luxury SoHo Metropolitan Hotel, Wahlburgers Toronto features a quick-serve counter with seating for 40 people as well as a full service […]

Washington museums get $2 billion ‘revitalization’ plan

Washington museums get $2 billion ‘revitalization’ plan

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – The Smithsonian Institution announced Thursday a major overhaul of its museums along the south side of the National Mall in Washington that could cost $2 billion before completion by 2036. The focal point of the project is a “revitalization” of the mid-19th century iconic Smithsonian Castle that will include shops, cafes and the […]

14.11.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
‘Oldboy’ director Park Chan-wook to helm sci-fi thriller ‘Second Born’

‘Oldboy’ director Park Chan-wook to helm sci-fi thriller ‘Second Born’

(Relaxnews) – Around one year after releasing “Stoker,” the South Korean filmmaker will soon direct his second English-language film. A sci-fi thriller, “Second Born” is set in a futuristic world in which humans store their consciousness on neural microchip implants, enabling them to inhabit different bodies while retaining their own personality and memories. The technology […]

14.11.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
Victoria’s Secret Heavenly flacon takes on Swarovski crystal wings

Victoria’s Secret Heavenly flacon takes on Swarovski crystal wings

(Relaxnews) – As a nod to its famous Angels, who are due to appear on the runway December 2, Victoria’s Secret has dressed up its Heavenly fragrance with two wings made of Swarovski crystals. The new luxury edition of the perfume, which the brand is promoting on Twitter, calls to mind the dramatic wings worn by […]

14.11.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
NaFFAA renews call for Temporary Protected Status for PHL

NaFFAA renews call for Temporary Protected Status for PHL

Washington, D.C. As the Filipino American community prepares to mark the first year anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan, the National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) is renewing its call on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to do the right thing and grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to 200,000 Filipino nationals in the U.S. “Allowing undocumented Filipinos this immigration […]

14.11.2014 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
Pilipino Workers Center handang tumulong sa Fil-Ams sa pag-bayad ng phone, gas bills

Pilipino Workers Center handang tumulong sa Fil-Ams sa pag-bayad ng phone, gas bills

LOS ANGELES - Si Teresita Mercado ng Pilipino Workers Center, ay isa sa mga staff  na nagsusuri sa mga bills ng telepono  ng isang miyembro ng PWC at natulungan ito na pababain ang singil sa kanya sa ilalim ng programang TEAM and CHANGES. Noong una, si Dondi Manzon, miyembro ng PWC, ay nagbabayad nang mahigit sa $70 kada buwan para sa kanyang […]

14.11.2014 · Filled under: Services ·
Asian American and Pacific Islanders more likely to be family caregivers

Asian American and Pacific Islanders more likely to be family caregivers

AARP releases first of three-part research series on AAPIs age 50+ WASHINGTON, D.C. – According to new report released today from AARP, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are more likely to provide caregiving for older family members at home. “Caregiving Among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders” is the first of three reports by AARP about key advocacy areas […]

14.11.2014 · Filled under: Services ·
Get that Obama or Putin look for $44, on Chinese web

Get that Obama or Putin look for $44, on Chinese web

(BEIJING-AFP) – Chinese traders are offering the chance to get that “world leader look” by selling copies of the garb worn by Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping at this week’s APEC summit in Beijing. While the silky high-collared tunics were based on the traditional “Mao suits” once beloved by Chinese leaders, social media […]

‘Wonder Woman’ film taps ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ director

‘Wonder Woman’ film taps ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ director

(Relaxnews) – Frontrunner for the director’s position on “Wonder Woman” is Michelle MacLaren, who has steered “Breaking Bad,” “The Walking Dead” and “Game of Thrones.” Having directed eleven episodes over four seasons of AMC’s “Breaking Bad” run, MacLaren also has considerable experience as a producer on both “Breaking Bad” (for which she won two Emmys) […]

13.11.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
US F-35 jet makes ‘landmark’ aircraft carrier landing off San Diego

US F-35 jet makes ‘landmark’ aircraft carrier landing off San Diego

WASHINGTON  (AFP) – The US military’s F-35 fighter jet made its first landing aboard an aircraft carrier on Monday, in what officials called a milestone for the new hi-tech warplane. The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is the most expensive weapons program in US history and has been plagued by technical glitches and cost overruns, but […]

13.11.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Filipino pediatrician at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles pays courtesy call on ConGen Herrera-Lim

Filipino pediatrician at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles pays courtesy call on ConGen Herrera-Lim

Los Angeles  – Dr. Joyce R. Javier, a Filipina pediatrician at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at USC Keck School of Medicine and Anna Marie B. Cruz, Small Business Specialist at Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA) visited Consul General Leo Herrera-Lim at the Philippine Consulate General on 16 October […]

13.11.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Sylvia Sanchez to take a break after ‘Be Careful’

Sylvia Sanchez to take a break after ‘Be Careful’

Actress Sylvia Sanchez will take a short break from show business after the hit daytime soap “Be Careful With My Heart”, which will end this November 28. During the farewell press conference of the said morning series, Sanchez explained that she wants to spend some quality time with her family. “After po nito, gusto ko […]

13.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
NBI looking into DOH vaccines mess involving Ona, Tayag

NBI looking into DOH vaccines mess involving Ona, Tayag

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The National Bureau of Investigation has launched a probe into the Department of Health’s purchase of more expensive vaccines in 2012 despite a recommendation to buy more cost-effective ones. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima made the remark on the heels of Health Secretary Enrique Ona’s decision to take a leave of absence. […]

13.11.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Piano virtuoso to perform at Redondo Beach Performing Arts Theater and Steinway Gallery Pasadena

Piano virtuoso to perform at Redondo Beach Performing Arts Theater and Steinway Gallery Pasadena

After a triumphant standing ovation performance at the Bing Theatre of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) last November 2013, acclaimed Filipino pianist Rudolf Golez will be performing at two venues in Los Angeles this month. The virtuoso pianist  is scheduled to perform at an exclusive performance at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Theater on November 14,2014 at 8 p.m. […]

13.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings ·