Your Debt Relief options for 2013.

Your Debt Relief options for 2013.

In 2012, approx 1.22 million bankruptcies were filed nationwide. Of these, 186000 were filed in California. “Judge Julia Gibbons, chair of the budget committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States, which oversees the federal court system, told a Congressional committee earlier this year that court administrators expect bankruptcy filing to increase by 8 percent or more in […]

22.03.2013 · Filled under: Legal Matters ·
Embassy Officials Meet with Migrant Rights Groups to Discuss Case of Filipino Oil Workers in Louisiana

Embassy Officials Meet with Migrant Rights Groups to Discuss Case of Filipino Oil Workers in Louisiana

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippine Embassy met on Monday with leaders of migrant rights organizations supporting a group of Filipino offshore oil workers in Louisiana involved in a class suit against their employer for alleged slavery and human trafficking. In a statement, the Embassy said officials sat down with leaders of the Justice for Grand Isle Shipyard […]

22.03.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Filipinos, Americans Urged: Come Visit the New Philippines

Filipinos, Americans Urged: Come Visit the New Philippines

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Filipino and Americans making plans for the coming summer break are being urged to take a second look at the Philippines and see why it is fast making a name for itself as an international holiday destination. Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. made the pitch for the Philippines in his remarks at the launching […]

22.03.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
New York’s Metropolitan Museum to open 7/7

New York’s Metropolitan Museum to open 7/7

(NEW YORK-AFP) – For the first time in four decades New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art will open seven days a week starting this July, the director announced Thursday. “Art is a seven-day-a-week passion, and we want the Met to be accessible whenever visitors have the urge to experience this great museum,” said Thomas Campbell, […]

22.03.2013 · Filled under: Art, Destinations ·
Search for the 2013 Delegates to the Filipino American Youth Leadership Program (FYLPro) in the Philippines

Search for the 2013 Delegates to the Filipino American Youth Leadership Program (FYLPro) in the Philippines

19 March 2013 – The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles is pleased to announce the search for the second batch of outstanding young Filipino Americans (aged 18 to 40), who will be tapped as future leaders of their Filipino-American communities and advocacies. The involvement of these emerging leaders in the Filipino-American community is expected […]

20.03.2013 · Filled under: News ·
Suspect concussion? Leave game, say US guidelines

Suspect concussion? Leave game, say US guidelines

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Any athlete suspected of getting a concussion during sports should stop play, leave the game and not return until cleared by a licensed healthcare professional, according to new US guidelines out Monday. The risk of concussion is greatest in American football and rugby, followed by hockey and soccer among male athletes, said the […]

20.03.2013 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Karl Lagerfeld to direct Keira Knightly in new Chanel film

Karl Lagerfeld to direct Keira Knightly in new Chanel film

(Relaxnews) – The famous French brand will celebrate its centenary with a new short film set in Deauville, shot by creative director Karl Lagerfeld, and starring British actress Keira Knightley as the celebrated Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel. Twenty-seven-year-old Keira Knightley is already the face of Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle fragrance, starring in a series of campaigns and […]

20.03.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Film, International Stars ·
Aquino admin pushes for merger of PSE, PDEx

Aquino admin pushes for merger of PSE, PDEx

MANILA, Mar 18 (Mabuhay) — The Aquino administration is pushing for the merger of Philippine Dealing and Exchange Corp (PDEx) and the Philippine Stock Exchange Inc (PSE) to create a single platform for a more efficient capital market, the Departent of Finance said on Monday. “We’re encouraging PSE and PDEx to see if it fits […]

20.03.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Storm-damaged Statue of Liberty to reopen by July 4

Storm-damaged Statue of Liberty to reopen by July 4

(NEW YORK-AFP) – The Statue of Liberty will reopen by July 4 once repairs to extensive damage inflicted on the New York landmark by Hurricane Sandy are completed, US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Tuesday. The statue itself, a 19th century gift from France to the United States, weathered the October 29 storm, but serious […]

20.03.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, U.S. News ·
Filipina nanny set for US trial against Sharon Stone

Filipina nanny set for US trial against Sharon Stone

LOS ANGELES, March 15, 2013 (AFP) – A US judge cleared the way Friday for a Filipina former nanny of Sharon Stone to go to trial against the US actress for wrongful dismissal and harassment, including racist abuse. Lawyers for Erlinda Elemen, who worked as a live-in nanny for the “Basic Instinct” star until she […]

18.03.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars, U.S. News ·
Explore the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles with Weekend Balita

Explore the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles with Weekend Balita

Meet Thomas the T. Rex.  He weighs nearly 7,000 pounds and is 34 feet long.  He is a giant dinosaur that lived over 65 million years ago.  He is one of the stunning exhibits at the Dinosaur Hall at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles, California. The Natural History of Museum of Los Angeles […]

18.03.2013 · Filled under: Contests ·
Nature fans get green fix at Hong Kong flower show

Nature fans get green fix at Hong Kong flower show

(HONG KONG-AFP) – It’s notorious for its cramped living conditions, traffic-clogged streets and polluted air, but once a year Hong Kong celebrates all things green at the city’s flower show. Though most residents have no outdoor space for gardening, thousands flock to the annual 10-day event, which started on Friday and covers six football pitches […]

18.03.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Amphibious tourist buses put into service in Tokyo

Amphibious tourist buses put into service in Tokyo

(TOKYO-AFP) – Tokyo’s first amphibious tourist buses were put into service Sunday, carrying 40 passengers through the city’s low eastern side by road before taking to the Naka river during a 100-minute “Tokyo Splash Tour.” The two buses, dubbed “Sky Ducks”, departed from Tokyo’s new landmark Skytree, the world’s tallest communications tower at 634 metres […]

18.03.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Offbeat ·
Cuisia Leads Intensified Engagement with US Congress

Cuisia Leads Intensified Engagement with US Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippine Embassy is intensifying its engagement with the United States House of Representatives as part of Manila’s efforts to raise the country’s profile among American legislators. Since the opening of the 113th Congress in January, Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. has been meeting with key lawmakers, especially members of the US-Philippines Friendship Caucus, […]

18.03.2013 · Filled under: Local News, U.S. News ·
PH Unveils Roadmap for Participation in TPP Trade Pact

PH Unveils Roadmap for Participation in TPP Trade Pact

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippines has laid down the roadmap for its eventual participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)—an initiative involving the United States and other Pacific nations that seeks to create what could be the biggest free trade area in the world. Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia Jr. outlined Manila’s desire to join the TPP in his […]

18.03.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Chinese film ‘Mystery’ wins Asian best picture

Chinese film ‘Mystery’ wins Asian best picture

(Hong Kong-AFP) – A Chinese drama that touches on sensitive topics including police corruption won the best picture at the Asian Film Awards Monday, while Japan’s Takeshi Kitano scooped the best director gong. “Mystery”, directed by Lou Ye, which reportedly upset Chinese censors for dealing with controversial issues such as graft and the behaviour of […]

18.03.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Filipino Stars, International Stars ·
Dublin a sea of green for St Patrick’s Day

Dublin a sea of green for St Patrick’s Day

(DUBLIN-AFP) – The luck of the Irish failed to change the miserable weather — but it didn’t dampen the spirits of hundreds of thousands of shamrock-wearing revellers who celebrated St Patrick’s Day on the wet streets of Dublin on Sunday. Dublin was awash with green as locals and tourists turned out to the watch a […]

18.03.2013 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, World News ·
‘Oz’ conjures up more N. America box office magic

‘Oz’ conjures up more N. America box office magic

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Big-budget 3D fantasy adventure flick “Oz the Great and Powerful” for a second straight weekend was the top film at North American movie houses, earning $42.2 million, industry estimates showed. Starring James Franco as a circus magician who ends up on the Yellow Brick Road, “The Wizard of Oz” prequel had a […]

17.03.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Philippines bets on joining gaming elite with mega casino

Philippines bets on joining gaming elite with mega casino

(MANILA-AFP) – President Benigno Aquino opened a giant $1.2 billion casino on Saturday to kick off the Philippines’ high-stakes bid to join the likes of Macau and Las Vegas in an elite group of gaming destinations. Solaire Manila Resorts is the first of four huge gaming venues set to rise on reclaimed land in Manila […]

17.03.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Philippine News ·
Improving global economy seen to bode well for Philippine growth

Improving global economy seen to bode well for Philippine growth

The Philippine economy is seen to continue on its record-breaking upward trend and become the “standout” economy in Southeast Asia in 2013 as the economies affected by a global recession improve, world renowned debt watcher Standard & Poor’s (S&P’s) and British banking giant Standard Chartered Bank said in separate reports recently. S&P’s said it projects […]

15.03.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·