Annual Concert of Philippine Dances and Music held on November 2, 2013  at The Joan B. Kroc Theater, San Diego – Commemorating the Legacy of Samahan’s Founder

Annual Concert of Philippine Dances and Music held on November 2, 2013 at The Joan B. Kroc Theater, San Diego – Commemorating the Legacy of Samahan’s Founder

The Samahan Filipino American Performing Arts and Education Center, Inc. will present their 38th Annual Concert of Philippine Dances and Music at the Joan B. Kroc Theater, 6611 University Avenue, San Diego on November 2, 2013, Saturday, 3:00 pm Matinee and 8:00 pm Gala. Tickets are available at $15 for General Admission, $12 for students and senior citizens (ID required) and $25 for […]

02.10.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
New SSS collection partner for farmers

New SSS collection partner for farmers

The Social Security System (SSS) signed a memorandum of agreement with Baug CARP Beneficiaries Multi-Purpose Cooperative (BCBMPC), the newest SSS collecting partner agent, during ceremonies held at the Executive Lounge of the SSS Main Office in Quezon City on September 27. As an accredited SSS collecting partner agent, BCBMPC can assign representatives to collect its […]

02.10.2013 · Filled under: Services ·
Exercise rivals drugs for stroke, heart disease treatment

Exercise rivals drugs for stroke, heart disease treatment

(PARIS-AFP) – Exercise may be at least as effective as some drugs in reducing the risk of death in stroke patients or people with heart disease, a study published on Wednesday said. Researchers from the London School of Economics, Harvard Medical School and Stanford University School of Medicine compared the findings of several studies into […]

02.10.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Trailer: Bilbo faces off with Smaug in second ‘Hobbit 2′ trailer

Trailer: Bilbo faces off with Smaug in second ‘Hobbit 2′ trailer

(Relaxnews) – The latest trailer for “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” shows a few more images from part two of Peter Jackson’s trilogy of “Lord of the Rings” prequels. Warner Bros. Studios continue to drum up suspense ahead of its much-anticipated release, slated to arrive in US theaters on December 13. The tension mounts […]

02.10.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
OPI reconnects with Mariah Carey for Christmas

OPI reconnects with Mariah Carey for Christmas

(Relaxnews) – The famous nail care brand has revealed its 2013 Christmas collection, designed with inspiration and creative assistance from Mariah Carey. The 18 new shades in the collection are at beauty retailers everywhere as of October 1. An OPI brand ambassador and collaborator since 2012, Mariah Carey has already contributed to promoting the company’s […]

02.10.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Christmas, International Stars ·
Busan festival looks to unearth gems of Asian film

Busan festival looks to unearth gems of Asian film

(HONG KONG-AFP) – A Bhutanese film directed by a monk opens Asia’s largest cinema festival in South Korea on Thursday, a selection organisers say celebrates the diversity of talent in a region where box office takings are overshadowing Hollywood. “Vara: A Blessing” directed by Khyentse Norbu — who will miss the festival because he is […]

02.10.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Film, International Stars ·
Toni to propose to BF if ‘Transit’ wins Oscar

Toni to propose to BF if ‘Transit’ wins Oscar

Director Paul Soriano, who is the producer of the movie “Transit,” is now in talks for the distribution of the acclaimed Filipino film in the United States, according to his girlfriend, actress-host Toni Gonzaga. This after the Film Academy of the Philippines chose “Transit” to be the country’s official entry to the 86th Academy Awards. […]

01.10.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Film ·
More than 900 Champions for Coverage Help Americans understand the Health Insurance Marketplace

More than 900 Champions for Coverage Help Americans understand the Health Insurance Marketplace

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today recognized more than 900 Champions for Coverage nationwide.  These organizations and businesses have volunteered to help Americans without affordable insurance learn more and get coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace, which opens for business tomorrow and will give consumers a whole new way to shop and purchase affordable, high quality health coverage. “A network of […]

01.10.2013 · Filled under: Services ·
Consul General De La Vega Meets with Camarillo Chamber of Commerce

Consul General De La Vega Meets with Camarillo Chamber of Commerce

Los Angeles, 27 September 2013, Consul General Ma. Hellen Barber De La Vega met with the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce at the Camarillo Ranch House in California on 26 September 2013. The Camarillo Chamber of Commerce organized an informal networking meeting with Consul General De La Vega and explored closer cooperation between the Philippine Consulate General and their Chambers of Commerce focusing on business […]

01.10.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Lily Collins is Lancôme’s newest brand ambassador

Lily Collins is Lancôme’s newest brand ambassador

(Relaxnews) – The French cosmetics brand announced on October 1 that it has chosen the British actress and model as the latest face representing its makeup collections. The young brunette joins a number of illustrious actresses who are Lancôme brand ambassadors, including Julia Roberts and Penelope Cruz. Phil Collins’s daughter made her on-screen debut in […]

01.10.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
ABC considers ‘Modern Family’ spinoff

ABC considers ‘Modern Family’ spinoff

(Relaxnews) – In light of the sitcom’s popularity and critical acclaim, it’s no surprise that ABC is open to expanding the fictional world of “Modern Family.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network is currently examining different possibilities for a spinoff. In September “Modern Family” won its fourth consecutive Emmy Award for Best Comedy Series. […]

01.10.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Chinese flock to Tiananmen and jam trains in holiday exodus

Chinese flock to Tiananmen and jam trains in holiday exodus

(BEIJING-AFP) – Flag-waving crowds packed Beijing’s Tiananmen Square Tuesday to celebrate National Day which heralds China’s “Golden Week” holiday, as the country’s transport network strained with thousands of vacation travellers. President Xi Jinping and state leaders sheltered under umbrellas in driving rain at a morning ceremony in the expansive square, while school children and a […]

01.10.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations ·
What families are looking for on their next vacation

What families are looking for on their next vacation

(Relaxnews) – When it comes to family travel, eat-free programs, kid-friendly activities and healthy food options are some of the most important priorities for parents when booking their holiday. That’s according to two separate reports released this week which looked at family travel — the largest segment of the leisure travel industry, says Expedia.com. In […]

01.10.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Online ·
How the US government shutdown will impact your travel plans

How the US government shutdown will impact your travel plans

(Relaxnews) – National parks in the US are being evacuated, American landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and the Lincoln Memorial have closed, and some citizens can expect delayed passport services. These are among some of the major consequences for tourists and travelers following the government shutdown in the US. Here’s a quick primer on […]

01.10.2013 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Kuala Lumpur and Bohol  5 nights + air via Philippine Airlines from $1,799

Kuala Lumpur and Bohol 5 nights + air via Philippine Airlines from $1,799

MALAYSIA AND PHILIPPINES – RICH HERITAGE & EXOTIC FAUNA Experience Malaysia and the Philippines in a five-night trip to each country’s iconic scenery and natural wonders. In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, enjoy a tour that includes the National Monument, Independence Square (the heart of downtown Kuala Lumpur surrounded by impressive historical buildings), and a drive around […]

30.09.2013 · Filled under: Promotions ·
American football: Odd college traditions spark intensity

American football: Odd college traditions spark intensity

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – From a building-sized mural of Jesus Christ that appears to signal a touchdown to visitors’ locker rooms painted pink to produce a calming effect, collegiate American football has some unusual traditions. Crowds of more than 100,000 people gather in some areas around the United States to watch university squads represent schools, states and […]

30.09.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Offbeat, Science & Technology ·
Outreach program Philippine Social Security System

Outreach program Philippine Social Security System

The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles is delighted to invite your organization to come and join us in welcoming MR. EMILIO S. DE QUIROS, JR., President of Philippine Social Security System (SSS), during his visit to Los Angeles on 11 October 2013, Friday, from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The following programs will also be offered by SSS […]

30.09.2013 · Filled under: Services ·
Olympics: Flame lit for Sochi 2014 Winter Games

Olympics: Flame lit for Sochi 2014 Winter Games

(Olympia-AFP) – The Olympic flame was lit in Ancient Olympia in Greece on Sunday and began its long journey towards the opening ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games which begin on February 7. The Olympic flame was lit in Ancient Olympia in Greece on Sunday and began its long journey towards the opening […]

30.09.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Grand Park Ushers in the Fall and Winter Seasons with Free Signature Events, Activities, Holiday Celebrations and Something for Everyone

Grand Park Ushers in the Fall and Winter Seasons with Free Signature Events, Activities, Holiday Celebrations and Something for Everyone

– Park Celebrates its One-Year Birthday with Concert in Salute to Daniel Pearl World Music Days and Special Sprinkles Cupcakes Grand Park Strawberry Cupcake – LOS ANGELES (September 23, 2013) – Grand Park today announced its 2013 fall and winter line-up, a broad range of events and activities that build on the park’s highly successful […]

30.09.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Sun shines on ‘Cloudy With Chance of Meatballs’ sequel

Sun shines on ‘Cloudy With Chance of Meatballs’ sequel

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Animated sequel “Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2″ shone at the North American box office this weekend, industry estimates showed Sunday. The follow-up to the 2009 movie based on the eponymous children’s book about a food-making machine that spins out of control and bombards a town with meatballs took an estimated […]

30.09.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·