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 ·
Government working to prevent spread of diseases in typhoon-damaged areas

Government working to prevent spread of diseases in typhoon-damaged areas

MANILA, Dec 8 (Mabuhay) – Malacañang said the government is doing everything it can to prevent the spread of diseases in evacuations centers in typhoon-ravaged areas in Mindanao and at the same time appealed for peoples’ cooperation. “The Department of Health is doing what it can in the evacuation areas to make sure that disease […]

16.12.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PHL eyes greater US military presence

PHL eyes greater US military presence

MANILA, Dec 10, 2012 (AFP) – US and Philippine officials will meet this week to discuss expanding American presence in the Asian nation, a senior diplomat said, amid tensions with China over its claims to vast waters in the region. The meetings in Manila on Tuesday and Wednesday will have a special focus on defense […]

16.12.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Pablo damage to corn crops rises to P3.04B

Pablo damage to corn crops rises to P3.04B

MANILA, Dec 9 (Mabuhay) – The damage caused by Typhoon Pablo to corn crops has risen to P3.04 billion, corn farmers reported over the weekend. The typhoon swept through 30,000 hectares planted to corn in Mindanao, particularly in Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental, and destroyed some 210,000 metric tons of the crop. “We are asking for […]

16.12.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Life After the KO

Life After the KO

SO LA – by Jannelle So  It was the outcome boxing fans were hoping to see; although not from the man many were expecting it come from. The much-anticipated fourth battle between champions Manny Pacquaio and Juan Manuel Marquez ended in the most convincing way – a knockout… not from Pacquiao; but from Marquez who […]

14.12.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Good romantic partners make good parents: study

Good romantic partners make good parents: study

(Relaxnews) -Perhaps not surprisingly, people who are difficult romantic partners are also likely to make less-than-ideal parents,a new study finds. The same skills that make a person a good mate, such as sensitivity and willingness to cooperative, translate to parenting skills, according to new British research. “If you can do responsive care-giving, it seems that […]

14.12.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’ odds-on favorite for Critics’ Choice Awards

Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’ odds-on favorite for Critics’ Choice Awards

(Relaxnews) – Steven Spielberg has set a new record with 13 nods for the 18th edition of the Critics’ Choice Awards, which will be held on January 10 in Santa Monica. Lincoln is in the running for the most prestigious categories, including Best Film and Best Director, while its stars, Daniel Day-Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones and […]

13.12.2012 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Asia marks lucky 12/12/12 with mass weddings

Asia marks lucky 12/12/12 with mass weddings

(HONG KONG-AFP) – Thousands of couples in Asia flocked Wednesday to tie the knot on 12/12/12, seeking good fortune for marriages begun on the century’s last repeating date. Authorities in Hong Kong and Singapore respectively said 696 and 540 couples were scheduled to attend marriage registries, continuing a trend which has seen couples flocking to […]

13.12.2012 · Filled under: Asian News ·
First section of World Trade Center spire raised

First section of World Trade Center spire raised

(NEW YORK-AFP) – The first segment of the enormous spire crowning New York’s World Trade Center — which replaces the Twin Towers destroyed on September 11, 2001 — was hoisted into place Wednesday. Nine of the 18 sections in the 408-foot spire arrived by barge into the Hudson River on Tuesday after a sea journey […]

12.12.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Lamborghini puts one of its bulls out to pasture

Lamborghini puts one of its bulls out to pasture

(Relaxnews) – Lamborghini has announced that it is to cease production of its V10 Gallardo. Never fear, the Italian supercar company has a replacement waiting in the wings that it is set to unveil late in 2013, but the news that the diminutive Gallardo, its Ferrari F420-beating, two-seater 5.2-liter four-wheel-drive beast, is set for retirement […]

12.12.2012 · Filled under: Motoring ·
Michelle Williams in talks for remake of Italian movie ‘The Double Hour’

Michelle Williams in talks for remake of Italian movie ‘The Double Hour’

(Relaxnews) – The producers of the upcoming remake of sentimental Italian thriller The Double Hour are trying to entice Michelle Williams with the lead role, reports Thewrap.com. The US version of The Double Hour will be based on a movie by Giuseppe Capotondi, whose female lead, Russian actress Kseniya Rappoport, earned the best actress award for her performance at the […]

12.12.2012 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·
CONSUL GENERAL BARBER DE LA VEGA MEETS WITH LOS ANGELES COUNTY SHERIFF LEROY D. BACA

CONSUL GENERAL BARBER DE LA VEGA MEETS WITH LOS ANGELES COUNTY SHERIFF LEROY D. BACA

Los Angeles, 10 December 2012 – Consul General Maria Hellen Barber De La Vega paid a courtesy call on Los Angeles County Sheriff Leroy D. Baca on 07 December 2012 at the Sheriff’s Office in California. The two officials discussed ways of further strengthening the cooperation between the Sheriff’s Office and the Philippine Consulate General in Los […]

12.12.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Teach for the Philippines Application Extended until December 14

Teach for the Philippines Application Extended until December 14

New York, NY  – The search for the top 10 exemplary Filipino-American candidates for the inaugural corps of Teach for the Philippines has been extended to Friday, December 14, 2012. Teach for the Philippines (www.teachforthephilippines.org), the national movement that empowers leaders to expand educational opportunity in ways that are life-changing and transformative for Filipino communities, […]

12.12.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
FilAms Urged to Help Typhoon Victims in Mindanao

FilAms Urged to Help Typhoon Victims in Mindanao

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippine Embassy today called on Filipino-Americans to lend a helping hand to victims of Typhoon Pablo in Mindanao even as it thanked the United States Government for providing an additional $3 million in humanitarian assistance. In an urgent appeal, Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. called on the estimated 4 million members of the […]

12.12.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Debt Collection Harassment – It can be stopped immediately!

Debt Collection Harassment – It can be stopped immediately!

If you, like so many Americans today, have found yourself in financial trouble, you are not alone. People that felt they have done everything right and now find themselves unable to make ends meet. People that are new to these types of financial troubles may have never experienced credit card companies calling and demanding payment. […]

12.12.2012 · Filled under: Legal Matters ·
Five Tips for a Happy Holiday Gathering

Five Tips for a Happy Holiday Gathering

(Family Features) The holiday season is all about gathering family and friends together. But hosting any kind of holiday gathering means stacking a lot of items on your plate during an already busy season, taking the fun out of the festivities. With a little planning and the right attitude, you can pull off a fantastic […]

11.12.2012 · Filled under: Christmas ·
A Sweet and Savory Holiday Menu

A Sweet and Savory Holiday Menu

  Raspberry Almond Waffles Goat Cheese Bruschetta with Berry-Thyme Spread Red Tart Cherry Glazed Ham (Family Features) You want to bring out the best for your next holiday gathering, ensuring a memorable meal for family and friends. With a few simple tips and easier-than-you-think recipes, you can do just that. Entertaining Tips Prep the Night […]

11.12.2012 · Filled under: Christmas, Free Recipes ·
Food viruses can be spread by kitchen knives – scientists

Food viruses can be spread by kitchen knives – scientists

(PARIS-AFP) – People preparing food are advised to wash their hands to prevent the spread of disease, yet an unseen threat may well lie on their kitchen knife, a new study says. Researchers at the Center for Food Safety at the University of Georgia used new knives and graters on six types of fruit and […]

11.12.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY

FROM ACADEMY AWARD®-WINNING FILMMAKER PETER JACKSON COMES THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY First of a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien opens nationwide December 14   From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” the first of a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly […]

11.12.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·