Physical therapy can be as good as knee surgery: study

Physical therapy can be as good as knee surgery: study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Physical therapy is often as effective as knee surgery when treating patients with tears to the meniscus or arthritis, according to a clinical study published on Tuesday. In the study, half of 351 participants aged over 45 suffering with meniscus tears or osteoarthritis were randomly selected to undergo knee arthroscopy with the other […]

24.03.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
World landmarks go dark for Earth Hour

World landmarks go dark for Earth Hour

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – The Empire State Building, the Eiffel Tower and the Kremlin — along with a slew of other landmarks around the world — went dark Saturday to draw attention to climate change. In a symbolic show of support for the planet, people across the continents switched off their lights for 60 minutes — […]

24.03.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, World News ·
Aquino PMA grads: Resolve conflict fairly; empathize with poor

Aquino PMA grads: Resolve conflict fairly; empathize with poor

FORT DEL PILAR, Baguio City, Mar 18 (Mabuhay) – “Whenever you face a dilemma, you need only put yourselves in the shoes of those that will be the most affected, the most abused, the poorest, those who are in most need of your protection – and I can promise you, what is right and what […]

24.03.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Aquino says local governments can expect honest, hard work

Aquino says local governments can expect honest, hard work

BAGUIO CITY, Mar 18 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III said local government units can expect their national government to be a partner in achieving their respective constituents’ dreams and ambitions for their locale as he vowed to provide honest, hard work from his end. In a meeting with local leaders here on Sunday, […]

23.03.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·

(Relaxnews) – If the idea of a yoga retreat hits the spot but not the bank account, a new US-based yoga travel company hopes to make yoga-minded trips more affordable. Owner of yoga travel company SolYoga Ben Crosky and yoga instructor Dan Wilf have created a new enterprise dubbed Yogascapes, which offers upcoming trips to […]

22.03.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Ellen DeGeneres happy to ‘kiss the ground’ Down Under

Ellen DeGeneres happy to ‘kiss the ground’ Down Under

(SYDNEY-AFP) – US talk show star Ellen DeGeneres arrived in Australia on Friday, declaring she was happy enough to “kiss the ground” as she began a six-day visit officials are hoping will help boost tourism. Hundreds of cheering fans greeted the American wit after she touched down in Sydney, a moment she had earlier announced […]

22.03.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Hollywood Stars ·
Gyllenhaal, Maguire or Bridges in ‘Jane Got a Gun’

Gyllenhaal, Maguire or Bridges in ‘Jane Got a Gun’

(Relaxnews) – Reports from the Los Angeles Times suggest that the production team of the western starring Natalie Portman is considering Jake Gyllenhaal, Tobey Maguire or Jeff Bridges as potential replacements for Jude Law. The three actors are apparently being wooed to take up the part the British actor abandoned this past week after director […]

22.03.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·
Consular Outreach in Tampa, Florida

Consular Outreach in Tampa, Florida

The Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C., in cooperation with the Philippine Cultural Foundation, Inc., is pleased to announce that it will conduct a consular outreach mission in Tampa, Florida on: Schedule:  19 & 20 April 2013, Friday-Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  21 April 2013, Sunday, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. […]

22.03.2013 · Filled under: Services ·
PHL reaps awards at Routes Asia 2013

PHL reaps awards at Routes Asia 2013

The Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT) was honored as highly commended in the Destination Marketing category during the recent 11th Routes Asia Conference and Exhibition held from March 17-19, 2013, at the Renaissance Mumbai Hotel, Mumbai, India. The DOT was among the five shortlisted finalists for the Best Destination Marketing Award, which included Tourism Australia, […]

22.03.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
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 ·