DOH conducts health screening for penal inmates in Occidental Mindoro

MANILA  (PNA) – The Department of Health (DOH) –MIMAROPA said on Sunday it provided health screening for 200 penal inmates at the Sablayan Prison and Penal Farm in Occidental Mindoro last week. The conduct of said activity was done in cooperation with the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) and the provincial health office […]

13.09.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Hollywood is dead, festivals more needed than ever: Kidman

Hollywood is dead, festivals more needed than ever: Kidman

Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman warned Sunday that Hollywood was facing new challenges in the era of online streaming, and needed festivals more than ever to get films noticed. “I don’t think there is a Hollywood anymore,” the Aussie star told a press conference in Toronto following the world premiere of “Lion” by director Garth Davis. […]

13.09.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Consumer group: ITT Tech closure ‘ultimately protects students’

Consumer group: ITT Tech closure ‘ultimately protects students’

Sacramento, CA – The abrupt closure of 130 ITT Technical Institute campuses across the country on Tuesday leaves thousands of students out of luck, but one consumer advocate says it is the best thing in the long run. Comments from (Ms.) Whitney Barkley-Denny, legislative counsel for the nonprofit Center for Responsible Lending, an expert on […]

13.09.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Duterte recaps successful maiden overseas trips

Duterte recaps successful maiden overseas trips

MANILA  (PNA) – President Rodrigo R. Duterte wrapped up his first foreign trips as the Philippines’ head of state, which brought him to Vientiane, Laos for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summits, and to Jakarta, Indonesia for a working visit. In his arrival statement delivered at the Davao International Airport on Saturday, PRRD […]

13.09.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Kirstie Alley joins ‘Scream Queens’ as a regular cast member

Kirstie Alley joins ‘Scream Queens’ as a regular cast member

Kirstie Alley will become a regular on the second season of “Scream Queens.” Alley joins John Stamos, Taylor Lautner and James Earl as the latest new cast member to the series. In season two, which moves from a college campus to a hospital called the CURE Institute, she will play a brilliant and devious administrator. […]

13.09.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·

Nursing Home, doctors in illegal patient-transfer scheme pay over $3.5-M

LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles nursing home and two physicians who worked at the facility have paid $3,563,140 to resolve civil allegations that they participated in a scheme to improperly transfer patients recruited from the “Skid Row” district to a hospital for medically unnecessary services, and then transfer the patients from the hospital to the […]

12.09.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Hillary Clinton diagnosed with pneumonia, says doctor

Hillary Clinton diagnosed with pneumonia, says doctor

NEW YORK, Sept. 12 (PNA/Xinhua) – US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was diagnosed with pneumonia at home after she fell sick during a memorial service marking the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks here on Sunday. Local media quoted physician Lisa Bardack as saying “She was put on antibiotics, and advised to […]

12.09.2016 · Filled under: News ·

Japan coast guard detects four Chinese ships near E China Sea disputed islands

TOKYO  (PNA/Sputnik) – The uninhabited Senkaku islands, known as the Diaoyutai Islands in China, have soured relations between Tokyo and Beijing for decades. They are currently controlled by Japan. The Japan Coast Guard said that trespassing Chinese vessels stayed in Japanese waters for one-and-a-half hours despite being asked to leave. China says that the contiguous […]

12.09.2016 · Filled under: Asian News ·
Both Clinton, Trump have low favorable ratings: Gallup

Both Clinton, Trump have low favorable ratings: Gallup

WASHINGTON (PNA/Xinhua) – After sinking in August from their convention highs, the favorable ratings for US presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton show little to no positive momentum, found a Gallup poll released Wednesday. Clinton’s current 38 percent favorable rating essentially ties her personal low of 37 percent, first reached during the Republican national […]

11.09.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Extra physical education classes may boost bone health in girls

Extra physical education classes may boost bone health in girls

A Swedish study could encourage schools to set aside three and a half hours of physical education per week to help boost the bone health of pre-teens, who are still growing. The study found that girls’ bones benefited the most from the increase in physical activity. This new study encourages kids and teens to boost […]

11.09.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Mexico joins Philippines, Brazil with dengue vaccine

Mexico joins Philippines, Brazil with dengue vaccine

While the world awaits a Zika vaccine, the first ever injection against dengue fever is spreading, with Mexico becoming next week the latest country where people can get the shot. French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi presented its Dengvaxia vaccine to doctors at an event in eastern Mexico on Saturday; people aged nine to 45 will be […]

11.09.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, World News ·
US designer with Iraqi roots stuns NY fashion week

US designer with Iraqi roots stuns NY fashion week

Oday Shakar is still young but he has already lived through more than your average American fashion designer: childhood bullying, two years in Iraq after the Gulf War and cancer. But he’s back stronger than ever to relaunch his label after a two-year hiatus with full-skirted gowns of breathtaking grace and elegance that would look […]

11.09.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Models to follow on social media this fashion month

Models to follow on social media this fashion month

From Snapchat and Twitter to Instagram, social networks give models greater visibility, helping them raise their profiles and catch designers’ eyes. They also regularly treat online followers to a glimpse backstage at the biggest events in the fashion calendar, notably fashion week shows. Here’s a look at some of the models to follow on social […]

11.09.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Online, Science & Technology ·
Pinoy Sports-Artist to be Inducted into West Coast Hall of Fame

Pinoy Sports-Artist to be Inducted into West Coast Hall of Fame

By: Ray Andres As fate would have it, destiny closed the door to sports artist Jun Aquino years back when he was being recognized as one of the most talented artists while working at the now defunct Free Press Magazine. The publication closed shop but it was not the end for the talented artist with new and […]

11.09.2016 · Filled under: Art, Local News ·
Over 20 new cars already confirmed for the LA Auto Show

Over 20 new cars already confirmed for the LA Auto Show

With a little over two months to go until the LA Auto Show, carmakers are already starting to tease fans as to what to expect. Although this year’s show doesn’t open its doors to the press until November 14 and despite the fact that this year’s Paris motor show is still three weeks away from […]

11.09.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Kim Chiu grateful for experience hosting ‘Voice Kids’

Kim Chiu grateful for experience hosting ‘Voice Kids’

Kim Chiu thanked her “The Voice Kids” family for giving her the opportunity to host the popular singing contest for a full season. In an Instagram post, Chiu, who is more known as an actress, said the talent show boosted her interest in hosting as this was just the first time that she was given […]

11.09.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Duterte: PHL adheres to international law in sea row

Duterte: PHL adheres to international law in sea row

MANILA   (PNA) – President Rodrigo Duterte said the Philippines follows international law in the disputed West Philippine Sea, which is a portion of the South China Sea. This was aired by Pres. Duterte during Wednesday’s ASEAN-China meeting in the ongoing 28th and 29th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit being held in Laos. In […]

11.09.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Obama tells ASEAN S. China Sea ruling eases tension, builds stability

Obama tells ASEAN S. China Sea ruling eases tension, builds stability

VIENTIANE (PNA/Kyodo) – US President Barack Obama told his Southeast Asian counterparts on Thursday that last July’s arbitral ruling that invalidated China’s claims to most of the South China Sea has “helped ease tension” and “built stability” in the region. Obama spoke of the ruling, according to Thai government spokesman Werachon Sukhondhapatipak, at a summit […]

11.09.2016 · Filled under: World News ·
VP budget for 2017 slashed by 14.28%

VP budget for 2017 slashed by 14.28%

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA  (PNA) — The PHP428.618 million proposed 2017 budget for the Office of the Vice President is 14.28 percent lower than its 2016 budget, Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo said Wednesday. Robredo presented the 2017 budget proposal for her office to the Senate Committee on Finance, saying that she is […]

11.09.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
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 […]

10.09.2016 · Filled under: Local News, Offers, Services ·