Malacanang welcomes reports ranking the Philippines 87th among 141 countries in Forbes ‘Best Countries for Business List’

Malacanang welcomes reports ranking the Philippines 87th among 141 countries in Forbes ‘Best Countries for Business List’

  The Aquino government welcomed reports that the Philippines placed 87th among 141 countries in the Forbes’ Best Countries for Business List, ahead of China and India, a Palace official said on Tuesday. Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail said during the regular press briefing in Malacanang on Tuesday that the Forbes listing is a positive indicator […]

27.11.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
China conducts first landing on aircraft carrier

China conducts first landing on aircraft carrier

By Robert Saiget BEIJING, Nov 25, 2012 (AFP) – China has conducted the first landing of a fighter jet on its new aircraft carrier in a move that extends Beijing’s ability to project its growing military might in territorial disputes. The Chinese-made J-15 made the successful landing on the Liaoning, a former Soviet carrier, during […]

26.11.2012 · Filled under: Asian News ·
Police arrest another Maguindanao massacre suspect

Police arrest another Maguindanao massacre suspect

MANILA, Nov 25, 2012 (AFP) – Philippine police said Sunday they had arrested a former employee of a powerful clan blamed for the murders of 58 people in 2009, the country’s worst political massacre. Bong Andal did not resist when he was detained in the southern town of Midsayap Saturday, making him the 106th suspect […]

26.11.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
US diplomat’s husband murdered in PHL

US diplomat’s husband murdered in PHL

MANILA, Nov 26, 2012 (AFP) – Philippine police said they had charged four men Monday over the stabbing death of a US diplomat’s husband during a brawl just outside an exclusive compound in the nation’s capital. The father of three was walking into the compound early on Saturday morning when he saw security guards at […]

26.11.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Southeast Asia in Southern California: Events Calendar

Southeast Asia in Southern California: Events Calendar

Presentations, Conferences, Performances, Festivals, and More… (Exhibitions Below) Monday, November 26, 2012 Faith and Struggle on Smokey Mountain: Hope for a Planet in Peril (Philippines) 6:00 pm The Philippine Consulate General 3600 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 500 Los Angeles, CA 90010 Free and Open to the public. Limited Seating. RSVP required by Nov. 24, 2012 to […]

26.11.2012 · Filled under: Art, Books ·
Resorts World Manila introduces the Grand Fiesta 2012 to welcome the holiday season.

Resorts World Manila introduces the Grand Fiesta 2012 to welcome the holiday season.

Pasay City, Philippines, 23 November 2012 – Bigger, brighter and better than ever,Resorts World Manila welcomes the holiday season with Grand Fiesta 2012, a month-long Christmas celebration inspired by the country’s legendary passion for revelry and good cheer. Grand Fiesta 2012 aims to give guests a glimpse of world renowned Filipino culture and warmth, and encourage them to […]

26.11.2012 · Filled under: Christmas ·
REMEMBERING THE MAGUINDANAO MASSACRE VICTIMS

REMEMBERING THE MAGUINDANAO MASSACRE VICTIMS

Los Angeles, 23 November 2012 – The Filipino American Press Club of California (FAPCC) and the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines-U.S. Chapter (NUJP-US Chapter) invited officials from the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles to a forum to remember the victims of the infamous 23 November 2009 Maguindanao Massacre, where 32 of the 58 victims […]

26.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Robredo to receive highest PHL award 100 days after death

Robredo to receive highest PHL award 100 days after death

MANILA, Nov 24 (Mabuhay) – The late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo will be awarded the Quezon Service Cross, the highest award the Philippines can bestow on Filipinos, 100 days after his death. Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said the award will be bestowed on Monday in Malacañang, 100 days after Robredo died in a plane crash […]

26.11.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
WILL BANKRUPTCY AFFECT MY CREDIT?

WILL BANKRUPTCY AFFECT MY CREDIT?

Many people considering bankruptcy ask the very predictable question “Will this effect my credit, and if so, for how long”. In certain situations, the question is a little late, since they have already blown their credit to bits, with late payments and charge-offs. In some instances, a bankruptcy can be quite beneficial to a credit […]

26.11.2012 · Filled under: Legal Matters ·
Microsoft is developing its own augmented reality headset

Microsoft is developing its own augmented reality headset

(Relaxnews) – Patent filings by Microsoft describe high-tech glasses that could be a direct competitor to Google’s much lauded Google Glass headsets. In the patent application, which dates back to May 2011 but was officially published Thursday, Microsoft describes a head-mounted display that can annotate and present extra information about the event a wearer is […]

25.11.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·
Music agenda: ‘Girl On Fire’ drops, Stones entertain London

Music agenda: ‘Girl On Fire’ drops, Stones entertain London

(Relaxnews) – American singer songwriter Alicia Keys is set to release her fifth studio album, titled Girl on Fire in late November and the Rolling Stones round off the month with two gigs at London’s 02 Arena. December sees the release of Ke$ha’s Warrior and Bruno Mars drops Unorthodox Jukebox. Alicia Keys: ‘Girl On Fire’  November 26/27 UK/USA American singer […]

25.11.2012 · Filled under: Videos ·
What is Jean Paul Gaultier bringing the naughty this Christmas?

What is Jean Paul Gaultier bringing the naughty this Christmas?

(Relaxnews) – For the holiday season, famous designer Jean Paul Gaultier has launched a website named The Naughty Christmas. This quirky website is designed for fashionistas and fans who have been naughty this year. The website features a giant Xmas calendar with little windows located inside Jean Paul Gaultier’s coat. By clicking on one of the […]

25.11.2012 · Filled under: Christmas ·
What are the germiest places in a restaurant?

What are the germiest places in a restaurant?

(Relaxnews) – You might want to sit down for this one – only not in a restaurant. A news report out of the US has come up with a list of the top 10 germ-infested surfaces in eateries across the country and found that restaurant seats are the germiest. For their investigation, ABC News in […]

25.11.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Latin America the new destination on the rise, Manila is 4th top destination in Asia

Latin America the new destination on the rise, Manila is 4th top destination in Asia

(Relaxnews) – TripAdvisor’s users have chosen five destinations in Latin America as part of the top ten up-and-coming travel destinations. Based on the greatest increase in positive traveler feedback and traveler interest year-on-year, travel website TripAdvisor published this week the top ten up-and-coming world destinations as well as top ten lists for the US, Europe, Asia and […]

24.11.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
New luxury hotel to open in Metro Manila

New luxury hotel to open in Metro Manila

(Relaxnews) – The financial district of Makati City, in Metro Manila, Philippines, is about to welcome a new luxury hotel, the Raffles Makati, with a pre-opening event scheduled for December 1, with the main opening set for February 2013. The luxury hotel group’s new address houses 32 suites in a 30-storey building. All the suites […]

24.11.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
China’s Xiamen Airlines joins SkyTeam

China’s Xiamen Airlines joins SkyTeam

(Relaxnews) – SkyTeam continues expanding globally, this week welcoming China-based Xiamen Airlines as its 19th member. After welcoming Aerolineas Argentinas back in September, SkyTeam announced this Wednesday that it was welcoming Xiamen Airlines to its alliance team. By doing so SkyTeam is adding three new hubs in Greater China: Xiamen, Fuzhou and Hangzhou. Xiamen Airlines […]

22.11.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Most popular cooking videos this week: Thanksgiving menu

Most popular cooking videos this week: Thanksgiving menu

  (Relaxnews) – Not surprisingly, the most popular cooking videos on YouTube this week were Thanksgiving-related. Topping the charts is a collaboration between some of the most followed food channels Epic Meal Time, My Drunk Kitchen and Feast of Fiction who created a Thanksgiving feast for a Los Angeles soup kitchen. Here were the top […]

22.11.2012 · Filled under: Free Recipes, Thanksgiving ·
New ‘Star Wars’ trilogy beefs up writing team

New ‘Star Wars’ trilogy beefs up writing team

(Relaxnews) – Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg are collaborating to draft the plots for the upcoming episodes of the Star Wars saga, reveals The Hollywood Reporter. The fantasy specialists will also coproduce the upcoming trilogy with Kathleen Kennedy. Their main focus will be on episodes VIII and IX, according to the movie news website. Episode VII is in […]

21.11.2012 · Filled under: Film ·
Adidas signs Selena Gomez as NEO style icon

Adidas signs Selena Gomez as NEO style icon

(Relaxnews) – Adidas’s youth-oriented NEO line has signed singer and actress Selena Gomez as a global ambassador. Twenty-year-old Selena Gomez was announced in Los Angeles Tuesday as the face of NEO, and is set to appear over the next three years in a series of print, digital, retail, and outdoor campaigns. In the new NEO […]

21.11.2012 · Filled under: Videos ·
Holiday happenings at Eagle Rock Plaza

Holiday happenings at Eagle Rock Plaza

Los Angeles, California, November 20, 2012 – The holiday season has arrived at Eagle Rock Plaza.  Shoppers are invited to celebrate the return of Santa, enjoy holiday happy hour sales and more. Santa Arrival: Friday, November 23rd, 12 pm Join us in Center Court as we welcome Santa back to the Plaza!  Santa will be […]

21.11.2012 · Filled under: Holidays ·