Duterte ally: No need for emergency powers to fix traffic

Duterte ally: No need for emergency powers to fix traffic

MANILA, July 5 (Mabuhay) – An ally of President Rodrigo Duterte believes the president does not need emergency powers to solve the traffic problem in Metro Manila. Former Senator Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel, Jr. said the national government only needs to meet with village chieftains in orders to clear roadblocks. “Ang kailangan, especially dito sa Metro […]

05.07.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
NaFFAA calls for nominees to the Alex Esclamado Memorial Award for Community Service

NaFFAA calls for nominees to the Alex Esclamado Memorial Award for Community Service

Washington, D.C. Now in its second year, the Alex Esclamado Memorial Award for Community Service will be a main highlight at NaFFAA’s 2016 National Empowerment Conference in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania on August 4-6. The awards are open to all Filipino and Filipino American organizations and associations in the United States, including those that are not members of NaFFAA. […]

05.07.2016 · Filled under: Local News, Promotions ·
Tickling the brain can boost immunity: study

Tickling the brain can boost immunity: study

Artificially stimulating the brain’s feel-good centre boosts immunity in mice in a way that could help explain the power of placebos, a study reported Monday. “Our findings indicate that activation of areas of the brain associated with positive expectations can affect how the body copes with diseases,” said senior author Asya Rolls, an assistant professor […]

05.07.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Get hyper excited about Aston Martin’s new hypercar

Get hyper excited about Aston Martin’s new hypercar

The AM-RB 001 boasts a naturally aspirated V12 engine, an Adrian Newey-penned design and, most impressively a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio. Unveiled at Aston Martin’s Gaydon HQ, the new car is a partnership between the company and F1 team Red Bull Racing and is described in Aston’s own words as “bespoke from the tires up.” When […]

05.07.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Porcelain artwork to be celebrated at Tokyo’s Keio Plaza Hotel

Porcelain artwork to be celebrated at Tokyo’s Keio Plaza Hotel

Traditional Japanese artwork will be celebrated at the annual Summer Festival of Arita/Imari Porcelains, on in Tokyo from July 1 to August 7. Arita/Imari Porcelain Made in the town of Arita (northwestern Kyūshū) since the 17th century, the pottery was exported principally from the port of Imari, Saga, hence the two names. Early Arita ware can be […]

03.07.2016 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
California Republicans: Reject state’s expansion of Obamacare to Illegal Immigrants

California Republicans: Reject state’s expansion of Obamacare to Illegal Immigrants

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Members of California’s congressional delegation are increasing pressure on the Obama Administration to stop the state’s plan to expand Obamacare coverage to illegal immigrants. Nine members of Congress from California joined forces to send a letter to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Secretary of the Treasury asking the […]

03.07.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Asian Americans, Hawaiians, two fastest growing racial groups

Asian Americans, Hawaiians, two fastest growing racial groups

Census says there are now 21 million Asian Americans and 1.5 million Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders living in the US LOS ANGELES - New U.S. Census Bureau population estimates released on Thursday, June 23 show that the Asian American population is the fastest growing racial group nationwide. Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles’ analysis of the data […]

03.07.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Arbitration court to rule on South China Sea case on July 12

Arbitration court to rule on South China Sea case on July 12

BRUSSELS  (PNA/Kyodo) – The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague said Wednesday it will hand down its ruling on conflicting claims in the South China Sea on July 12. The United Nations-backed tribunal will decide on the case brought in January 2015 by the Philippines, which asserts that China’s claims to most of the […]

03.07.2016 · Filled under: World News ·
Duterte to release political prisoners if Congress passes amnesty law

Duterte to release political prisoners if Congress passes amnesty law

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President-elect Rodrigo Duterte has clarified that he will not release political prisoners ahead of the passage of amnesty law by Congress, as he hit the media anew for supposedly twisting his statements. Speaking at the change of command ceremony at the Davao City Police Office on Friday, Duterte slammed a newspaper report […]

03.07.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
FASO concert taps Sylvia La Torre, Anna Maria Perez de Tagle as special guests

FASO concert taps Sylvia La Torre, Anna Maria Perez de Tagle as special guests

The Philippines’ legendary veteran entertainer, Sylvia La Torre, and her granddaughter, Broadway performer and TV-film actress Anna Maria Perez de Tagle, will be the special guests in the August 13 concert of the Filipino American Symphony Orchestra (FASO). La Torre and Perez de Tagle will perform a duet and solo numbers with FASO, the only Filipino […]

03.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings, Music ·
Oscars organizers invite women, minorities in diversity push

Oscars organizers invite women, minorities in diversity push

Almost half the 683 people invited this year to join the organization that bestows the Oscars are women and nearly as many people of color, the body announced on Wednesday in a bid to honor its vow to push for more diversity. The record number of invitees include rising young stars John Boyega of “Star […]

03.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Watch: first trailer for ‘Voyage of Time’

Watch: first trailer for ‘Voyage of Time’

Brad Pitt narrates the first reel of footage from Terrence Malick’s grand vision of the universe, “Voyage of Time.” The documentary film, which has been ruminating in Malick’s mind for some three decades, examines the story of the universe from its beginning to end. First announced in 2008, there are two editions of “Voyage of […]

03.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
The Oscars in 2017: Academy announces dates

The Oscars in 2017: Academy announces dates

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revealed a slate of dates for the Oscars in 2017, with the 89th Academy Awards ceremony to take place on February 26th, 2017. The lead up to the 2017 Oscars starts on November 12, 2016 with the Governors Awards — Spike Lee, Gena Rowlands, and Debbie […]

03.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘Underworld: Blood Wars’ release date delayed

‘Underworld: Blood Wars’ release date delayed

The release of ‘Underworld: Blood Wars’ has been delayed by three months. The fifth installment of the vampire / werewolf franchise will now debut on January 6 2017 instead of this October, Variety reports. Starring British actress Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Tobias Menzies and Charles Dance among others, the Screen Gems production is being directed by German […]

03.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Sport meets style in the Rio 2016 designer Olympics kits

Sport meets style in the Rio 2016 designer Olympics kits

With the countdown on until the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games we round up which world-famous designers will be dressing the athletes this year. Stella McCartney for Team GB British designer Stella McCartney has once again been enlisted to design both the opening and closing ceremony and sportswear for Team GB after also […]

03.07.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos, Sports & Recreation ·
Many everyday common chemicals are endangering child brain development says new report

Many everyday common chemicals are endangering child brain development says new report

A new report published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives is calling for more attention to be paid to the growing evidence that exposure to many everyday common chemicals are causing harm to children’s brain development. Dozens of scientists, health practitioners and children’s health advocates have expressed their concern in the paper that these chemicals are disrupting […]

03.07.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Health & Fitness ·
Mangyan artist holds one-man art exhibit in La Habra

Mangyan artist holds one-man art exhibit in La Habra

Mat Relox, a Mangyan artist, known for his impassioned portrayal of the bucolic Mangyan life and culture, will hold his fourth one-man art exhibit 7 p.m., July 2, at the La Habra Art Gallery, 215 N. Orange St., La Habra, Calif. The exhibit runs through August 2. Guest artists at the ribbon cutting and opening reception are Ed Gumamit […]

30.06.2016 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Happenings ·
Philippine Department of Tourism-LA and Majestic Vacations launch “Philippine Travel Gems” Facebook Photo Contest

Philippine Department of Tourism-LA and Majestic Vacations launch “Philippine Travel Gems” Facebook Photo Contest

LOS ANGELES, CA (Mabuhay) -– Beginning July 1 through November 30, 2016, the Philippine Department of Tourism-Los Angeles and Majestic Vacations are holding an exciting online promotional campaign: “Philippine Travel Gems” Facebook Photo Contest. These travel and tourism industry partners are teaming up with Philippine Airlines to get Facebook users and travelers to the Philippines […]

29.06.2016 · Filled under: Art, Contests, Destinations, Happenings, Offers, Online, Photos, Promotions ·
The new Porsche Panamera: a leaner, meaner executive racing automobile

The new Porsche Panamera: a leaner, meaner executive racing automobile

The new Porsche Panamera takes lessons, rather than simply design cues form the latest generation 911. It uses an exotic cocktail of construction materials to increase rigidity while shedding the pounds but when it comes to its look and feel it is finally coming into its own.  “Its strengths have been reinforced, its weaknesses eradicated […]

29.06.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
French foie gras industry struggling after bird flu scare

French foie gras industry struggling after bird flu scare

France’s foie gras industry is struggling with the fallout of a bird flu scare that has led to a 25 percent drop in production of the controversial delicacy. Jean-Jacques Caspari of the foie gras industry association CIFOG warned Tuesday of shortages and soaring prices that were likely to last even beyond this year’s festive season. […]

29.06.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·