PHL most improved country in global report on digital and financial inclusion

By Joseph A. Gamboa MANILA  (PNA) – The Philippines garnered stellar honors in the 2016 Financial and Digital Inclusion Project Report of United States-based Brookings Institutions, one of the oldest think tanks in the world. In a study of 26 geographically, economically, and politically diverse countries, the Brookings Report found the Philippines to have gained […]

20.08.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PHL expects more than 100,000 tourists from India by 2017

PHL expects more than 100,000 tourists from India by 2017

By Jill Beltran MANILA  (PNA) – The Department of Tourism (DOT) is expecting a surge in the number of Indian tourists visiting the country by next year following a successful roadshow in four cities in India recently. A DOT delegation led by Director Verna Buensuceso conducted a series of roadshows in India from August 8 […]

20.08.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·

PHL basketball association mourns passing of Coach Baby Dalupan

MANILA  (PNA) – The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) on Thursday expressed sadness over the passing of Coach Virgilio “Baby” Dalupan at the age of 92. “We in SBP deeply mourn the passing of Coach Baby Dalupan. He was the most multi-titled coach in elite Philippine basketball – combining his collegiate, commercial, PBA and national […]

20.08.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News, Sports & Recreation ·
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 […]

20.08.2016 · Filled under: Local News, Offers, Services ·
Mama Sita commemorative stamps added to US Postal Museum collection

Mama Sita commemorative stamps added to US Postal Museum collection

WASHINGTON, DC – The Mama Sita Foundation officially handed over a donation of Mama Sita commemorative stamps to the Smithsonian National Postal Museum during a simple turnover ceremony held at the museum lobby on 15 August 2016. The late Teresita “Mama Sita” Reyes was an iconic figure in Philippine culinary arts history, pioneering the use of mixes and seasonings that accompany […]

18.08.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Lady Gaga teams up with father on Italian cookbook

Lady Gaga teams up with father on Italian cookbook

Pop star Lady Gaga has contributed to an Italian cookbook written by her father Joe Germanotta, which is due out later this year. The tome, inspired by Joanne Trattoria — the restaurant Germanotta and his wife Cynthia own on New York’s Upper West Side — is titled “Joanne Trattoria Cookbook: Classic Recipes And Scenes From An […]

Proposal to ban alcohol across Indonesia could spell dry vacay for Bali tourists

Proposal to ban alcohol across Indonesia could spell dry vacay for Bali tourists

Indonesia could become the first country to implement a nationwide ban on alcohol. The move, currently being deliberated by the House of Representatives, could spell a different kind of vacation for holidaymakers in Bali, the country’s most popular tourist destination. That is, a dry one. As a predominantly Muslim country, alcohol in Indonesia is already […]

17.08.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Katy Perry becomes the latest pop star to launch her own shoe collection

Katy Perry becomes the latest pop star to launch her own shoe collection

She has conquered the music industry, and now Katy Perry has her sights set firmly on the fashion world. The pop star is set to launch a new shoe collection in collaboration with Global Brands Group, WWD reports. Titled ‘Katy Perry Footwear’, the line will feature everything from sneakers to stilettoes, with sketches hinting at a collection […]

17.08.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, International Stars, Lifestyle, Music ·
Catherine Zeta-Jones returns to the small screen with ‘Feud’

Catherine Zeta-Jones returns to the small screen with ‘Feud’

Oscar-winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones has joined stars Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon in the line-up for Ryan Murphy’s upcoming FX anthology drama series “Feud”, marking her first TV role in two decades. The series, which will center on a different famous feud every season, will see Lange and Sarandon will star as Joan Crawford and Bette […]

17.08.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Duterte to drug suspects: Reserve your coffins

Duterte to drug suspects: Reserve your coffins

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Rodrigo Duterte reiterated his warning to drug suspects to change their lives or face death if they continue to trade in illegal drugs. Speaking to reporters in Davao City, the President said that in his 23 years as mayor, he has never been able to convince someone to change his ways […]

17.08.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Jed on standing out and his staying power

Jed on standing out and his staying power

While competition is tough in the local music industry, Jed Madela, the first Pinoy grand champ at the World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA), is all “Hakuna Matata” because his voice and singing style are uniquely his own. “Suggestion din kasi sa amin, before pa lang, to find something that can make you stand out […]

17.08.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Grace Poe’s son inspired Myrtle to write ‘Heartbroken’

Grace Poe’s son inspired Myrtle to write ‘Heartbroken’

Former “Pinoy Big Brother” big winner Myrtle Sarrosa admitted that her former boyfriend, Brian Poe Llamanzares, was her inspiration in writing the lyrics of her song “Heartbroken.” Sarrosa said she composed the song to remind her of all their memories together. “’Yung person na inspiration ko talaga sa song na ito was someone from my […]

17.08.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
River dike in General Nakar, Quezon collapses, killing one and trapping five others

River dike in General Nakar, Quezon collapses, killing one and trapping five others

By Robert Maico CAMP VICENTE LIM, Laguna  (PNA) – Philex Mining Corp. readied professional divers for search and rescue operation on the remaining five people trapped in a dike along Sumag River in Sub-village Angelo, Uriray Village, General Nakar, Quezon that collapsed during a flashflood last Saturday at the height of Southwest Monsoon rain. The […]

17.08.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Senator asks industrialized countries to help 3rd World ease effects of climate change

Senator asks industrialized countries to help 3rd World ease effects of climate change

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Sen. Loren Legarda on Monday stressed the need for industrialized nations to help developing countries like the Philippines adapt to the adverse effects of climate change. During the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) High-Level Climate Policy Forum at the Senate, the lawmaker, who chairs the Senate committee on climate change, also called on […]

17.08.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Poe pushes for PHP1-B assistance fund for poor cancer patients

Poe pushes for PHP1-B assistance fund for poor cancer patients

MANILA (PNA) – Senator Grace Poe is seeking the establishment of a PHP1-billion assistance fund aimed at providing financial aid to poor cancer patients. Under Senate Bill 874, or “An Act to Assist Indigent Cancer Patients and their Families,” which Poe filed, an annual appropriation of PHP1 billion is recommended as seed fund for the […]

17.08.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Trump’s VP pick more favored than Clinton’s: poll

Trump’s VP pick more favored than Clinton’s: poll

WASHINGTON (PNA/Xinhua) – US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s Vice Presidential running mate Mike Pence has a more positive image than Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s VP choice Tim Kaine, a latest Gallup poll has found. Pence is much better known across the United States as his image has grown significantly more positive over this time […]

17.08.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Too soon? McDonald’s takes aim at Starbucks with release of pumpkin spice latte this month

Too soon? McDonald’s takes aim at Starbucks with release of pumpkin spice latte this month

McDonald’s is throwing down the gauntlet at rival Starbucks, ushering the fall season in early by releasing their version of the pumpkin spice latte at the end of August. For summer lovers, the news may smart. After Labor Day and the first day of the school year, the third and perhaps definitive occasion to mark […]

15.08.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Lancôme and Sonia Rykiel launch an effortlessly chic makeup collection

Lancôme and Sonia Rykiel launch an effortlessly chic makeup collection

The highly anticipated partnership between Lancôme and Sonia Rykiel, first announced in March, has come to fruition. The collection has a slight retro feel and features a wide range of enticing colors. It’s a celebration of Parisian femininity and effortless chic. Out on August 15. Two of France’s powerhouse fashion and beauty brands have pooled […]

15.08.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Lifestyle ·
Calidad Humana celebrates the Filipino spirit in DC

Calidad Humana celebrates the Filipino spirit in DC

WASHINGTON, DC – Delegates and participants of the 2016 International Young Leaders Assembly (IYLA) gathered at the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy for a special reception and photo exhibit of the book, Calidad Humana: Sharing the Filipino Spirit in the evening of 10 August 2016. Calidad Humana or human compassion, defined as a positive and wholesome attitude towards others […]

15.08.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Food and nutrition myths debunked by celebrity trainer David Kirsch

Food and nutrition myths debunked by celebrity trainer David Kirsch

Celebrity trainer David Kirsch is well-known for his work with A-list models and actresses such as Heidi Klum, Kate Upton, Liv Tyler, and Anne Hathaway. In his latest book, “Ultimate Family Wellness,” David shares his own story of balancing fatherhood with fitness, and gives his expert advice on how to work out and eat well with the whole family. […]