Jennifer Lawrence dazzles in new Dior campaign

Jennifer Lawrence dazzles in new Dior campaign

Jennifer Lawrence has returned to her popular role as the face of Dior, with a new campaign for the French fashion house. The Oscar-winning actress was shot by fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier in the series of portraits, which see her reclining in a white armchair wearing cozy knitwear and posing with handbags from the brand’s […]

05.09.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Senate panel eyes relaxing bank secrecy law for gov’t officials, employees

Senate panel eyes relaxing bank secrecy law for gov’t officials, employees

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA, Sept. 5 (PNA) – The Senate Committee on Banks, Financial Institutions and Currencies on Monday sought to relax the Law on Secrecy of Bank Deposits (Republic Act 1405) for government officials and employees “in case there is a need to do so”. Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero, Chair of the Committee, […]

05.09.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
US firms in PHL ‘most optimistic’ in ASEAN: survey

US firms in PHL ‘most optimistic’ in ASEAN: survey

By Kris M. Crismundo MANILA, Sept. 5 (PNA) – The ASEAN Business Outlook Survey (ABOS) 2017 reported that United States companies based in the Philippines are the “most optimistic” in terms of overall investment environment among Southeast Asian nations. About 77 percent of US firms in the Philippines said the investment environment in the country […]

05.09.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
DTI: Export industry to suffer if PHL cuts trade with China

DTI: Export industry to suffer if PHL cuts trade with China

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Exporters will suffer the consequences once merchandise trade between the Philippines and China stops, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said. The export industry will take a hit if trade relations with China were cut, considering it is one of the Philippines’ top export markets, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez on Friday […]

05.09.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Ai Ai’s boyfriend graduates from college

Ai Ai’s boyfriend graduates from college

Comedienne Ai Ai delas Alas could not be more proud of her 22-year-old boyfriend, Gerald Sibayan, as he graduated from college. Delas Alas, 51, shared on her Instagram account a post from Sibayan’s page, announcing that he has earned a degree in Sports Management from the De La Salle University. “I want to congratulate you, […]

05.09.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Duterte wants to make int’l community understand PHL’s need for change: DFA exec

Duterte wants to make int’l community understand PHL’s need for change: DFA exec

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) official on Friday said President Rodrigo Duterte is keen on making the international community understand the need for change in the Philippines during his debut at the ASEAN Summit in Laos. “He wants to make the international community aware that he is very sincere to evolve […]

05.09.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Legislation punishing ransomware passes Assembly

Legislation punishing ransomware passes Assembly

SB 1137 clarifies that introducing ransomware into any computer, system or network is punishable as extortion       SACRAMENTO – The Assembly today passed legislation by Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, to help protect computer users by clarifying that infecting computers with ransomware is a form of extortion and punishable as such. SB 1137 was approved on a […]

05.09.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
South by South Lawn, a new event for innovators, hosted at the White House

South by South Lawn, a new event for innovators, hosted at the White House

Earlier this year, President Obama traveled to South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin for a conversation on civic engagement. He participated in a Q&A with Evan Smith, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of the Texas Tribune, at the Long Center for Performing Arts on March 11, 2016. This excursion has inspired a Washington DC adaptation, called South by South Lawn, […]

04.09.2016 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Film, Home & Garden, Music, Science & Technology ·
UN to host first conference on wine tourism in Georgia

UN to host first conference on wine tourism in Georgia

For the first edition of a UN-organized conference on wine tourism, leaders will gather in the cradle of winemaking next week to discuss the burgeoning industry and its importance in local heritage. It’s a strategic and significant decision to hold the first edition of the UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism in the South Caucasus […]

04.09.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Chanel adds to ‘Coco Crush’ range with diamond-paved rings and cuffs

Chanel adds to ‘Coco Crush’ range with diamond-paved rings and cuffs

The French luxury brand is expanding its “Coco Crush” jewelry collection — inspired by its legendary quilted motif — with new pieces partially paved with diamond constellations. These latest additions to the line, fronted by Keira Knightley, are due in Chanel Jewelry boutiques this month. Chanel Jewelry unveiled the first creations from its “Coco Crush” […]

04.09.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars ·
Chiu measures to bring CA Home pass legislature

Chiu measures to bring CA Home pass legislature

Bills to address the housing affordability crisis head to Gov. brown Sacramento, CA – Five bills by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) that respond to the affordable housing crisis have passed the California State Legislature and await Governor Jerry Brown’s action. The bills collectively promote innovative approaches to homeownership, protect tenants from ending up on […]

04.09.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Maxene compares Janella to Ariana Grande

Maxene compares Janella to Ariana Grande

Actress Maxene Magalona sees potential in “Born for You” star Janella Salvador and even compared her to pop star Ariana Grande. Maxene is one of the sisters of Elmo Magalona, Salvador’s love team partner in “Born for You.” During a set visit for ABS-CBN’s hit series “Doble Kara” where she is part of the cast, […]

04.09.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Duterte could share with Obama his vision for the country, says foreign affairs official

Duterte could share with Obama his vision for the country, says foreign affairs official

MANILA  (PNA) – President Rodrigo Duterte looks forward to meeting with US President Barack Obama to reaffirm the strength and depth of the Philippines-US treaty alliance and the extraordinary ties between the two countries, a foreign affairs official has said. Assistant Secretary Charles Jose said in a text message to reporters covering the Department of […]

04.09.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
City of Carson to kick-off adult and youth job fair Sept. 8

City of Carson to kick-off adult and youth job fair Sept. 8

The City of Carson will be hosting a job fair on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at the Scottsdale Community Room located at 23400 S. Avalon Blvd. in the City of Carson from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.  The job fair is open to Carson residents as well as non-residents. Eligible individuals will get an in-depth […]

04.09.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News, Services ·
Police rush to meet Duterte’s drug war target of six months

Police rush to meet Duterte’s drug war target of six months

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Time is “running out” on President Rodrigo Duterte’s promise to suppress the drug menace in his first six months in office and security forces will ramp up their efforts to help him deliver, the chief of the Philippine National Police said Friday. Nearly 2,000 drug suspects have been killed since Duterte assumed […]

03.09.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PNP chief Bato dela Rosa warns men against receiving payoff from illegal gambling

PNP chief Bato dela Rosa warns men against receiving payoff from illegal gambling

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa on Friday warned his men against receiving money from illegal gambling, saying these also came from illegal drug operations. “Ulit-ulitin ko ito, I have to remind you always, please huwag kayong pumatong sa droga, please huwag kayong pumatong sa anumang iligal na gawain. […]

03.09.2016 · 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 […]

03.09.2016 · Filled under: Local News, Offers, Services ·
Marianas employers continue visas of Filipinos, other workers

Marianas employers continue visas of Filipinos, other workers

WASHINGTON –In response to statutory requirements, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will allow up to 12,998 nonimmigrants in fiscal year (FY) 2017 for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)-Only Transitional Worker (CW-1) program. DHS published the notice in today’s Federal Register. Under the CW-1 program, employers in the CNMI can apply for temporary permission […]

01.09.2016 · Filled under: Services, U.S. News ·
Philippine Heritage Institute Inc., sponsors Annual Youth Congress

Philippine Heritage Institute Inc., sponsors Annual Youth Congress

In honor of former Philippine Heritage Institute International’s (PHII) founder, Naomi Palma-Armada, the Annual Youth Congress was held last Saturday, August 27th at the Rosemead Community Center. This event is held annually to keep Naomi’s legacy and to “rekindle interest in the youth movement and its role in nation-building.” As a foundation, PHII’s mission is to: […]

01.09.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Pharrell Williams to launch specialty food line with Dean & Deluca

Pharrell Williams to launch specialty food line with Dean & Deluca

Hip hop mogul Pharrell Williams is teaming up with gourmet food purveyor Dean & Deluca to launch a new line of specialty foods inspired by his dad’s home cooking. Set to launch in  2017, The Williams Family Kitchen will feature foods from dad Pharoah Williams’ repertoire of recipes. The partnership was announced at the Dean […]