Balita Media announces the winners of the “Free Trip for 2 to the Philippines” raffle contest

Balita Media announces the winners of the “Free Trip for 2 to the Philippines” raffle contest

On December 20th, Balita Media Inc. held its annual raffle contest on LA-18’s Kababayan LA, hosted by Janelle So with guest, Joy Marino from Balita Media. The raffle contest gave away ten consolation prizes and a grand prize, which includes two round-trip tickets to the Philippines courtesy of Balita Media and Philippine Airlines and a […]

26.12.2012 · Filled under: Contests ·
Vilma excited with Nora team-up

Vilma excited with Nora team-up

Vilma Santos has expressed excitement over a planned big screen project starring her and her erstwhile rival, Nora Aunor. The province’s governor said she is open to doing the planned film, but with certain conditions. “Sana po someday, sana, sinong may ayaw? Gusto ko rin,” Santos said. “Sabi ko nga, importante lang ‘yung good script, at the same […]

20.12.2012 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
US woman crowned Miss Universe 2012

US woman crowned Miss Universe 2012

(LAS VEGAS, Nevada-AFP) – American Olivia Culpo was crowned Miss Universe 2012 late Wednesday, beating out beauties from around the world to claim the coveted title. The title of first runner-up went to the contestant from the Philippines, Janine Tugonon. Last year’s winner Leila Lopes of Angola, crowned jubilant Culpo, 20 years old, to succeed […]

20.12.2012 · Filled under: World News ·
Google+ trends: Miss Universe 2012 crowned

Google+ trends: Miss Universe 2012 crowned

(Relaxnews) – On Thursday, December 20, the crowning of Miss Universe 2012 is causing a buzz on Google+. The title of this year’s Miss Universe went to 20-year-old beauty queen Olivia Culpo from Rhode Island, beating 89 other contestants from around the world. Twenty-three-year-old Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon came in second place, followed by Miss […]

20.12.2012 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
PNoy warns corrupt, erring cops

PNoy warns corrupt, erring cops

MANILA, Dec 18 (Mabuhay) — President Aquino issued a stern warning to policemen involved in corruption and illegal activities, saying jail time awaits delinquent cops. He issued the warning during the change of command ceremony at the Philippine National Police (PNP) headquarters. Aquino said that despite reforms, there are still men in uniform who bring […]

19.12.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Remittances hit new peak in October

Remittances hit new peak in October

MANILA, Dec 17 (Mabuhay) – The Philippine central bank released on Monday data on October remittances from Filipinos overseas with cash remittances in the 10 months to October reaching $17.5 billion, up 5.8 percent from last year’s $16.5 billion. Total personal remittances, which represent the sum of net compensation, household-to-household transfers in cash and kind, […]

19.12.2012 · Filled under: Money & Business, Philippine News ·
PHL, US military chiefs ink new terms of partnership

PHL, US military chiefs ink new terms of partnership

MANILA, Dec 14 (Mabuhay) – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and its US counterpart signed new terms of reference to further strengthen the defense and security cooperation of both countries’ armed forces. The signing of the new terms of partnership was held Thursday during the final leg of the PH-US Mutual Defense Board/Security Engagement […]

19.12.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PH CONSULATE HOLIDAY NOTICE – JANUARY 2013

PH CONSULATE HOLIDAY NOTICE – JANUARY 2013

Los Angeles, 20 November 2012 – The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles will be closed on the following holidays: Date (Day) Holiday 1 January 2013 (Tuesday) New Year’s Day 21 January 2013 (Monday) Martin Luther King Day Regular consular services will resume on the next business day: 2 January 2013 and 22 January 2013, […]

19.12.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Holiday Wine Traditions and Recipes

Holiday Wine Traditions and Recipes

Basic Gravy Cabernet Gravy (Family Features) The holidays are the quintessential time to both enjoy and share wine. In fact, the right wine adds elegance to any holiday occasion and plays an important role as a gift, an entertaining staple, and a key recipe ingredient for celebration dishes throughout the season. “For my grandfather, my […]

18.12.2012 · Filled under: Christmas, Free Recipes ·
‘Pablo’ death toll rises further to 1043, damage now at P24B

‘Pablo’ death toll rises further to 1043, damage now at P24B

MANILA, Dec 17 (Mabuhay) – After breaching the 1,000 mark, the death toll from tropical cyclone Pablo continued to go up, reaching 1,043 on Monday, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said. In its 8 a.m. update, the NDRRMC said that of the 23 additional fatalities, 22 were from Monkayo and one was […]

18.12.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Pinoys, other migrant workers rally over HK working conditions

Pinoys, other migrant workers rally over HK working conditions

HONG KONG, Dec 16, 2012 (AFP) – About a thousand migrant domestic workers from Southeast Asia rallied in Hong Kong Sunday to mark International Migrants Day and push for better working conditions and higher wages. The atmosphere was festive as the protesters, mostly from Indonesia and the Philippines, sang and shouted slogans at the government […]

18.12.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
LET THE U.S.BANKRUPTCY CODE PROTECT YOU.

LET THE U.S.BANKRUPTCY CODE PROTECT YOU.

U.S. Bankruptcy Code delivers protection to people in financial jeopardy who are suffering under mountains of debt. Today, millions of people are exercising this protection. The bankruptcy laws were created by Congress to provide relief to those who have been victimized by divorce, job loss, identity theft, staggering medical bills or disability. Usually, however, a […]

18.12.2012 · Filled under: Legal Matters ·
Save the Date for the 8th ACGTDT!

Save the Date for the 8th ACGTDT!

SAVE THE DATE! The 8th Annual Ambassadors, Consuls General, and Tourism Directors Tour (ACGTDT) of the Philippines will be on July 9-15, 2013. Basic Tour Component will be on July 9-12 and the Post Tour (Optional) will be on July 12-15. Stay tuned for more details.

18.12.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
All-Girl Group BLUSH Unveils First Holiday Single and New Music Video “Christmas Lights”

All-Girl Group BLUSH Unveils First Holiday Single and New Music Video “Christmas Lights”

Created by Award-Winning Director Trey Fanjoy, “Christmas Lights” also marks BLUSH’s first co-written song Los Angeles, CA— BLUSH, the #1 US Billboard Dance/Club Chart artists and first-ever Pan-Asian girl group who has toured internationally with such noted artists as Justin Beiber, Black Eyed Peas, Jesse J and recorded with Snoop Dogg, just released their new Christmas […]

17.12.2012 · Filled under: International Stars ·
Deadline of Submission of ‘Manifestation of Intent to Vote’ on December 21

Deadline of Submission of ‘Manifestation of Intent to Vote’ on December 21

For those who have not participated in the past two elections, please be advised that you have until 21 December 2012 to submit your ‘manifestation of intent to vote’ in the 13 May 2013 national elections. Submissions can be coursed through the following: Philippine Embassy or Philippine Consulate General that has consular jurisdiction over your […]

17.12.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
State Health Officer Unveils New Tobacco Report

State Health Officer Unveils New Tobacco Report

Highlights new data on illegal sales to minors, tobacco-use trends, advertising tactics During a news briefing today, California Department of Public Health (CDPH) director and state health officer Dr. Ron Chapman released the state’s first “State Health Officer’s Report on Tobacco Use and Promotion” providing new data related to cigarette consumption declines, and the millions […]

17.12.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Holiday Foods for Everyone

Holiday Foods for Everyone

Gluten-Free Tips for Entertaining Apple Cranberry Cobbler (Family Features) As guests descend on your holiday party, are you prepared for the growing list of food allergies, dietary demands and menu requirements? For instance, the number of people eating gluten-free has grown to more than 20 million households, so it’s likely that you will receive a […]

17.12.2012 · Filled under: Free Recipes ·
‘Gossip Girl,’ a teen phenomenon

‘Gossip Girl,’ a teen phenomenon

(Relaxnews) – The rich kids of the Upper East Side will say their goodbyes on Monday, December 17 in the US. Over its six seasons, Gossip Girl did not start a television revolution, but it did manage to become a social phenomenon, especially among teenagers. On December 17, the CW network will air the conclusion of the […]

17.12.2012 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·
Thousands set for S. Korea’s ‘battle of the singles’

Thousands set for S. Korea’s ‘battle of the singles’

(SEOUL-AFP) – Tens of thousands of lovelorn South Koreans are set to take part in a “battle of the singles” on Christmas Eve — a mass dating event triggered by an innocuous query posted on Facebook last month. More than 36,000 people have signed up for the event in a park in central Seoul since […]

17.12.2012 · Filled under: Asian News ·
PH Embassy Extends Sympathy over School Massacre; Checking if FilAms among Victims

PH Embassy Extends Sympathy over School Massacre; Checking if FilAms among Victims

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippine Embassy extended its sympathy to the United States following this morning’s shooting incident at an elementary school in Connecticut that left 26 people dead, most of them children. The Embassy, at the same time, said it is trying to make sure that there are no Filipino-Americans among the casualties in what has […]

17.12.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·