Gov. Brown declares emergency in two counties over wildfires

Gov. Brown declares emergency in two counties over wildfires

MOSCOW, Aug. 16 (PNA/Sputnik) — California Governor Jerry Brown has issued an emergency declaration for Lake County and San Luis Obispo County due to separate wildfires, according to a statement published on Brown’s website. According to California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, the Clayton Fire has destroyed over 175 structures and is only 5 […]

21.08.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Duterte gives Php250,000 to families of gov’t troops killed in anti-drug operation

Duterte gives Php250,000 to families of gov’t troops killed in anti-drug operation

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA  (PNA) – President Rodrigo Duterte promised on Wednesday to give Php250,000 each to the families of the three Philippine Navy personnel killed in the anti-illegal drug operations in North Cotabato three days ago. President Duterte made the announcement during his visit at the wake of one of the victims, Navy […]

21.08.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Richard Yap top bills upcoming ‘Mano Po’ movie

Richard Yap top bills upcoming ‘Mano Po’ movie

Richard Yap will star opposite seasoned actress Jean Garcia in the upcoming seventh installment of the “Mano Po” movie franchise. Produced by Regal Films, the Kapamilya star will topbill “Mano Po 7: Chinoy” under the direction of Ian Lorenos. “I am very excited about this movie kasi it’s really something new to me. May konting […]

21.08.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
Sylvia La Torre, Anna Maria take FASO show to climax

Sylvia La Torre, Anna Maria take FASO show to climax

 By Abner Galino To be sexy, bubbly and sophisticated, all at once on stage,requires more than talent. In other words, not an easy feat – except if one is endowed with a face (which is a toss between a teenager and a full-blown woman) and a charisma such that of Anna Maria Perez de Tagle. […]

21.08.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·

OC Asian group alarmed by ‘immigration questionnaire’ proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates is appalled with the proposal for an ideological ‘immigration questionnaire’. Recently, a proposal was given on the presidential campaign trail that would institute a series of questionnaires, interviews, and investigations into the lives of potential new immigrants to the United States. These are supposedly designed to test the ideologies of new […]

20.08.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

Majority of US young adults reject Trump: poll

WASHINGTON  (PNA/Xinhua) – Despite US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s strategy of patching together a bipartisan coalition by appealing to the millions of young supporters of former Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders, a new poll found that his populist play had so far failed among millennials. The latest USA Today/ Rock the Vote poll released on […]

20.08.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

Clinton woos U.S. millennial voters by writing ode to them

WASHINGTON  (PNA/Xinhua) – U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, in a bid to woo millennial voters who played a vital role in Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaign during primaries, wrote an ode to praise them in an op-ed for Teen Vogue published on Tuesday. “A smart former president – who happens to be my husband – […]

20.08.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

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 ·