Water sports tourism activities roll in Ilocos Norte dam

Water sports tourism activities roll in Ilocos Norte dam

LAOAG CITY  (PNA) – Water sports activities are keeping its peak in Ilocos Norte as the summer season nearly comes to an end. At the Bislak river in Vintar, the largest municipality in the province, various water activities are being offered to visitors to quench their thirst for a unique summer getaway. Located about eight […]

06.06.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
No ‘experimentation’ on airport security procedures, OTS clarifies

No ‘experimentation’ on airport security procedures, OTS clarifies

MANILA  (PNA) – Airport authorities on Wednesday clarified that there is no experimentation being done on airport security procedures at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). The Office for Transport Security (OTS) made the statement following media reports that there is a new rule is being tested by airport screeners in efforts to intercept bullet-planting […]

04.06.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·

CEO gets nearly eight years for mortgage scam

LOS ANGELES – The chief executive officer and owner of a Westwood-based mortgage brokerage company that falsely promised to help distressed homeowners avoid foreclosure – but instead stole the equity in the homes and served as the homeowners’ impostor landlord – was sentenced this afternoon to 94 months in federal prison. David Singui, 52, of Inglewood, […]

04.06.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

Majority in US feel disconnected with major parties: poll

WASHINGTON  (PNA/Xinhua) – A majority of US voters felt disconnected with major political parties and were pessimistic about the presidential election, said a new poll on Monday. Just 8 percent of all Americans considered the Republican Party to be very or extremely responsive to what ordinary voters think, with 62 percent saying the GOP is […]

04.06.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

Senate passes bill to help widows, children keep their home

 Sacramento – Senate Bill 1150, a bill to protect widows, widowers and other heirs from unnecessary foreclosures, passed a key hurdle today when it was voted out of the Senate on a vote that was not without drama. Amidst intense industry lobbying pressure and after appearing to go down to defeat for failing to secure […]

04.06.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

US consumer spending in April rises at fastest pace in almost 7 years

WASHINGTON  (PNA/Xinhua) – US consumer spending in April rose at the fastest pace in almost seven years, indicating that US economy will bounce back in the second quarter after a slow start to the year, the US Commerce Department reported Tuesday. Personal spending surged 1 percent in April from the previous month, the largest monthly […]

03.06.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

US loses status of world’s most competitive economy to Hong Kong

MOSCOW  (PNA/Sputnik) – The United States has lost its world’s most competitive economy status to China Hong Kong and Switzerland, a report by the IMD World Competitiveness Center research group revealed. According to the report, Singapore, Sweden, Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway and Canada followed China Hong Kong, Switzerland and the United States in the […]

03.06.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders urged to vote  in California’s June 7 Primary

Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders urged to vote in California’s June 7 Primary

Asian Americans Advancing Justice releases “Get-Out-The-Vote” video with APIAVote LOS ANGELES - As Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) drew to a close last Tuesday, a new video was released by Asian Americans Advancing Justice and APIAVote urges Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs) to go vote in this important election year. The video features George Takei, […]

03.06.2016 · Filled under: Asian News, Services ·

Duterte NEDA chief sees 6.6 pct economic growth this year

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The economy could grow up to 6.6 percent this year, below the outgoing government’s target, President-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s incoming socioeconomic planning secretary said Thursday. Duterte, who will take over from President Benigno Aquino on June 30, may not have enough leeway in the remainder of the year to steer growth higher, University […]

03.06.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Marvin Agustin turns alma mater into entrepreneur school

Marvin Agustin turns alma mater into entrepreneur school

Marvin Agustin has added another feather to his cap after he opened a school to teach the youth about entrepreneurship. Agustin established a school that will cater to incoming Grade 11 students who wish to study culinary entrepreneurship, business and entrepreneurship in the future. In a lengthy Facebook post, Agustin recalled his days as a […]

03.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Pippa Middleton’s bridesmaid dress goes on sale…almost

Pippa Middleton’s bridesmaid dress goes on sale…almost

Pippa’s white bridesmaid dress by Alexander McQueen made waves the moment she exited the limo outside Westminster Abbey in 2011. Now, McQueen’s reinterpretation of that same dress is on sale for $1,539. The British designer’s iconic creation for Pippa Middleton on the day of her sister’s wedding to Prince William is a one-of-a-kind. However, McQueen has […]

02.06.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Watch Gwen Stefani’s latest video for ‘Misery’

Watch Gwen Stefani’s latest video for ‘Misery’

Gwen Stefani has dropped a new video from her latest album which explores the pain of her divorce and her new relationship with current partner Blake Shelton. The latest video “Misery” from her March album “This is What the Truth Feels Like” features a stylized Stefani in a selection of couture dresses, an assortment of […]

02.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Washington in sights of Michelin dining guide

Washington in sights of Michelin dining guide

Hungry for a new fine dining frontier, Michelin’s fabled guide is rolling into the US capital city for the first time, officials said Tuesday. Anonymous Michelin inspectors are already out dining their way across Washington, the fourth US city to get its own guide. The guide goes on sale in October, covering just the federal […]

02.06.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
‘Cake Boss’ renewed for at least 2 more seasons

‘Cake Boss’ renewed for at least 2 more seasons

TLC has renewed the popular docuseries “Cake Boss” for an eighth and ninth season, with a total of 30 more episodes,Multichannel reports. “Cake Boss” follows pastry chef Buddy Valastro and his team including his four sisters, two brothers-in-law and cousins, as they run the family bakery. The show has a large, engaged fan base around the […]

02.06.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Oscar winner Brie Larson in talks to play Captain Marvel

Oscar winner Brie Larson in talks to play Captain Marvel

Brie Larson is being eyed to bring one of Marvel’s most popular female superheroes to life on the big screen.   According to Variety, Larson, who just won the best actress Oscar for her role in “Room,” is the frontrunner for the role. The film script is being penned by “Inside Out” scribe Meg LeFauve and […]

02.06.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Boracay resort finalist at World Spa Awards

Boracay resort finalist at World Spa Awards

BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan  (PNA) – A spa and wellness resort in this tourist island was chosen as one of the nominees for the 2nd World Spa Awards. Mandala Spa and Resort Villas has been nominated in two categories, particularly, Asia’s Best Wellness Retreat and Philippines’ Best Wellness Retreat. Situated in a private area in this […]

02.06.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Contests, Destinations, Health & Fitness, Services ·
Cebuana Lhuiller launches National Pilipino Protektado Day, to give free microinsurance to 1M Filipinos

Cebuana Lhuiller launches National Pilipino Protektado Day, to give free microinsurance to 1M Filipinos

MANILA  (PNA) –- Cebuana Lhuillier, the country’s largest microfinancial institution, launched Wednesday the National Pilipino Protektado Day, an initiative that promises to provide more security to different communities in the Philippines. During the unveiling of the project on today at the Fairmont Hotel Makati, the company, in partnership with Pioneer Insurance, announced that it will […]

02.06.2016 · Filled under: Offers, Promotions, Services ·
Annabelle believes Duterte can slash crime in 6 months

Annabelle believes Duterte can slash crime in 6 months

“Para sa akin, kaya niya,” feisty talent manager Annabelle Rama said when asked about whether she believes presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte can suppress criminality in the country in just six months. “Kaya niya ‘yung sinasabi niya na three to six months na wala nang krimen, kayang-kaya niya iyan,” insisted the 63-year-old Rama, a supporter of […]

02.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Angara: New post could be created for Robredo

Angara: New post could be created for Robredo

MANILA,   (Mabuhay) – Senator Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara expressed hope on Wednesday that Vice President-elect Ma. Leonor “Leni” Robredo would be given a role in the new administration or a new position may be created to accommodate her. Angara issued the statement a day after incoming President Rodrigo Duterte named the members of his Cabinet. […]

02.06.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Depp, facing abuse allegations, gets backing from family, friends

Depp, facing abuse allegations, gets backing from family, friends

Johnny Depp, facing abuse allegations from his estranged wife Amber Heard, has received prominent backing from his daughter and former partner Vanessa Paradis, with others also rushing to his defense. Heard, who filed for divorce in Los Angeles last week and appeared in court with a black eye, has accused the Oscar-nominated Hollywood star of […]

31.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·