DOL, OSHA, PHL Embassy forge ties to help protect Georgia workers

DOL, OSHA, PHL Embassy forge ties to help protect Georgia workers

The Embassy of the Philippines and U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration have renewed its partnership to promote worker’s rights at a signing ceremony in the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Building in Atlanta. Sung Kim Chu, assistant district director, Wage and Hour Division, Atlanta, Américo Pagán, assistant regional administrator cooperative […]

26.07.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Palace sees speedy approval of priority bills under Pimentel, Alvarez

Palace sees speedy approval of priority bills under Pimentel, Alvarez

MANILA, July 25 (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Monday welcomed the election of President Rodrigo Duterte’s allies as the new leaders of Congress, saying it would pave the way for the speedy approval of the chief executive’s priority bills. In a statement, Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said Malacañang extends its congratulations to Senator Aquilino Pimentel III […]

25.07.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Pacquiao: I can do ‘great things’ for the people

Pacquiao: I can do ‘great things’ for the people

MANILA, July 25 (Mabuhay) — Despite criticisms, newly-elected Senator Manny Pacquiao expressed confidence on Monday that he could do “great things” as a public servant and that he could exceed the people’s expectations. “During my inauguration, I have sealed my commitment to do what I have to do to the best of my ability by […]

25.07.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Duterte bids for bank secrecy law relaxation

Duterte bids for bank secrecy law relaxation

By Joann Santiago MANILA, July 25 (PNA) – President Rodrigo R. Duterte, in his first State-of-the-Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, announced that a relaxation of the country’s bank secrecy law is forthcoming. This is part of the current administration’s macroeconomic policies, eyed to encourage more investments, both from local and foreign businessmen, and improve the […]

25.07.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·

Americans’ satisfaction with country’s direction drops sharply: poll

WASHINGTON, July 25 (PNA/Xinhua) – Americans’ satisfaction with the state of affairs dropped 12 percentage points in the past month, amid high-profile police killings of black men and mass shootings of police, found a latest Gallup poll. Currently, only 17 percent of Americans are satisfied with the state of affairs in the US, sharply down […]

25.07.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

Trump threatens to leave WTO over proposal on punishing US firms for moving overseas

WASHINGTON, July 25 (PNA/Xinhua) – US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Sunday threatened to pull the US out of the World Trade Organization (WTO) if his proposal on penalizing US companies for moving overseas is blocked. Trump said in an interview with the NBC “Meet the Press” that he, if elected president, would impose […]

25.07.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
LA Fellows seeks unemployed professionals for free training

LA Fellows seeks unemployed professionals for free training

Despite the uptick in the economy, many long-term unemployed workers and older, educated, highly-skilled mid-level professionals are still struggling to find jobs. Stable, secure, salaried positions are becoming less common; workers must often learn how to cobble together contract or part-time positions to pay the bills. The LA Fellows program at Los Angeles Valley College was designed […]

25.07.2016 · Filled under: Services ·
PHL Museum of Natural History design celebrates nature, Science & Arts

PHL Museum of Natural History design celebrates nature, Science & Arts

WASHINGTON, DC – Art and science enthusiasts and members of the Filipino community gathered at the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy on Friday, 15 July 2016, for a presentation by Architect Dominic Galicia on the creation of the new National Museum of Natural History in Manila’s Rizal Park. The Museum of Natural History will be housed in the […]

24.07.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Renowned Filipino Designer Rocky Gathercole vsits ABS-CBN Foundation’s Bantay Bata

Renowned Filipino Designer Rocky Gathercole vsits ABS-CBN Foundation’s Bantay Bata

AFI head praises designer for “Rock The Runway” fundraiser on July 28 in Avalon Hollywood HOLLYWOOD, CA  – A heartwarming lovefest ensued upon the recent visit of Rocky Gathercole, famed Filipino designer to the biggest music stars, to the ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya (Family Service) Foundation, Inc. or ALKFI. The designer to celebrities like Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Katy Perry, Gwen Stefani, Jennifer […]

20.07.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Happenings, International Stars, Local News ·
Duterte has prerogative not to honor climate change pact: Drilon

Duterte has prerogative not to honor climate change pact: Drilon

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Rodrigo Duterte has the power not to honor the international agreement on reducing carbon emissions that the previous administration had ratified, outgoing Senate President Franklin Drilon said Tuesday. Drilon, a Liberal Party stalwart, said Duterte is well within his right not to honor the Paris Agreement on climate change because he […]

20.07.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Philippine News ·
Are Sofia Andres, Diego Loyzaga a couple?

Are Sofia Andres, Diego Loyzaga a couple?

Actor Diego Loyzaga posted a photo of rumored girlfriend Sofia Andres on his Instagram account with a caption that had fans clamoring for the two to finally admit their couple status. “Ang dyosa ng buhay ko,” Loyzaga wrote as the caption to the photo of Andres. His post immediately drew thousands of likes and hundreds […]

20.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
NBA teams with Twitter for streaming, but no games

NBA teams with Twitter for streaming, but no games

Twitter and the National Basketball Association announced a deal Tuesday to stream live content, but not games, to users of the social media platform. The deal will deliver a weekly NBA pregame show with “first-of-its-kind elements created specifically for integration with Twitter conversation,” according to a joint statement. “The weekly pregame show will be featured […]

20.07.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Sports & Recreation, Videos ·
‘Pretty Woman’ director Garry Marshall dies at 81

‘Pretty Woman’ director Garry Marshall dies at 81

Hollywood director, producer and comedy giant Garry Marshall died on Tuesday at the age of 81, leaving a legacy that includes “Happy Days,” “Pretty Woman” and countless other iconic hits. The mogul died of pneumonia after suffering a stroke in hospital in the Los Angeles suburb of Burbank, according to his publicist. Directors Guild of […]

20.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Less carbs and more healthy fats could reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes

Less carbs and more healthy fats could reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes

Replacing carbohydrate and saturated fats with more unsaturated fats could help to lower the risk of diabetes according to new research. The new study, out of Tufts University in the US state of Massachusetts and the University of Cambridge in the UK, looked at data from 102 randomized controlled trials involving a total of 4,660 […]

20.07.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Macy’s collaborates with IBM to introduce artificial intelligence to US stores

Macy’s collaborates with IBM to introduce artificial intelligence to US stores

US department store Macy’s has tapped artificial intelligence to help shoppers navigate stores. Starting Wednesday, July 20, 2016, the retailer will introduce its new shopping assistant in the form of a pilot program called “Macy’s On Call” — a website that can be accessed on a mobile browser and provides shoppers with answers to basic […]

Beatles’ LA concerts to be released worldwide as album

Beatles’ LA concerts to be released worldwide as album

Apple Corps Ltd. and Universal Music Group have announced plans to release a new album from iconic British band “The Beatles”, showcasing three sold-out concerts they played at the Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl in 1964 and 1965. A companion to Ron Howard’s highly anticipated documentary feature film “The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years” about […]

20.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Daimler claims another autonomous driving world-first

Daimler claims another autonomous driving world-first

Having succeeded in bringing the world’s first self-driving truck to public roads, luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz and its parent company Daimler can now claim another self-driving world first, this time with buses. The Mercedes-Benz Future Bus with CityPilot has driven autonomously for the first time on a 20km route in Amsterdam, stopping at bus stops with […]

18.07.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Free People boosts offering with beauty and wellness online

Free People boosts offering with beauty and wellness online

US apparel and lifestyle retailer Free People has expanded its empire to include a beauty and wellness category online, following the success of fellow URBN subsidiaries Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie in the same sphere. The chain has tasked Jessica Richards, senior beauty merchant and founder of Shen Beauty, to tailor Free People’s assortment “for active young professional […]

18.07.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Marvin Agustin asked: How rich are you?

Marvin Agustin asked: How rich are you?

“Pwede bang masaya na lang?” This was the statement of actor and restaurateur Marvin Agustin when asked about his wealth in a television interview. Agustin instead said that his life has improved a lot, noting that he started with nothing. “Iyong yaman naman relative. Siguro galing talaga ako sa wala, zero,” he said. Agustin co-owns […]

18.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Obama calls for unity after 3 police officers killed in Baton Rouge shooting

Obama calls for unity after 3 police officers killed in Baton Rouge shooting

HOUSTON, July 18 (PNA/Xinhua) – US President Barack Obama on Sunday urged Americans to avoid making inflammatory rhetoric after the killing of three police officers in the state of Louisiana. In a speech delivered from the White House on the shooting in Baton Rouge, Obama said that, though divisions exist in the country, everyone should […]

18.07.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·