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 ·
What’s the best way to do sit-ups?

What’s the best way to do sit-ups?

(Relaxnews) – When it comes to the fine art of the classic sit-up, what’s the best approach? Keep your feet unrestrained, according to a new study. Researchers from Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK enlisted members of the British Army to perform sit-ups and curl-ups in a variety of styles — including restrained, where subjects […]

11.12.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Videos ·
Japan travel agency forming Thailand-based airline

Japan travel agency forming Thailand-based airline

(TOKYO-AFP) – One of Japan’s biggest travel agencies said Tuesday it would set up a charter airline based in the Thai capital Bangkok as demand for air travel in Asia soars. H.I.S. said its Asia Pacific Airlines would begin operating flights in the summer, connecting Bangkok to locations across East Asia, including China, Japan and […]

11.12.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Alice headed back to Wonderland for upcoming sequel

Alice headed back to Wonderland for upcoming sequel

(Relaxnews) – Disney is working on a sequel to Alice in Wonderland, the Tim Burton film that earned the studio more than a billion dollars in 2010. Two years after Alice in Wonderland, Disney decided to launch the production of a sequel, with the help of the writer Linda Woolverton, who penned the script of the 2010 […]

11.12.2012 · Filled under: Film ·
Charice: ‘I’m still the same person’

Charice: ‘I’m still the same person’

MANILA, Dec 8 (Mabuhay) -– Even with her blonde hair, tattoos and American accent, Charice maintains that she is still the same person that Filipinos used to know. The Filipino singer, who rose to fame through YouTube and eventually appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and “Oprah”, made the statement after being criticized over her […]

11.12.2012 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
President Aquino declares State of National Calamity to speed up relief operations and reconstruction of typhoon-damaged areas

President Aquino declares State of National Calamity to speed up relief operations and reconstruction of typhoon-damaged areas

MANILA, Dec 8 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III declared Friday night a State of National Calamity to hasten the rescue, relief and rehabilitation efforts after Typhoon Pablo devastated several provinces in Mindanao. Proclamation No. 522, issued by the President, allows local government units to utilize their respective calamity funds for the rescue, relief […]

11.12.2012 · Filled under: Environment, Philippine News ·
Aquino orders thorough study of Mindanao devastation

Aquino orders thorough study of Mindanao devastation

MANILA, Dec 8 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III ordered the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to investigate the devastation caused by Typhoon Pablo to prevent further loss of lives in the future. The President said during […]

11.12.2012 · Filled under: Environment, Philippine News ·
Religion had nothing to do with Pacquiao’s loss – bishop

Religion had nothing to do with Pacquiao’s loss – bishop

MANILA, Dec 10 (Mabuhay) -– Former Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) President Oscar V. Cruz does not believe Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao’s change in religion led to his shocking knockout loss at the hands of rival Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico. “Naku naman, masyadong mababaw ‘yun,” Cruz said in a text message. “Kaya […]

10.12.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
President Aquino vows to work harder to make government an effective servant of the people

President Aquino vows to work harder to make government an effective servant of the people

MANILA, Dec 10 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III vowed to work harder to make government an effective servant of the people by implementing reforms that will rid it of graft and corruption. In his speech keynoting the annual gift-giving activity of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) for the less fortunate held […]

10.12.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
The Champ Bows and Cries

The Champ Bows and Cries

SO LA -by Jannelle So The Champ Bows and Cries He is an 8-division world champion; has ended the careers of boxing greats such as Oscar dela Hoya and Shane Mosley; is feared for his speed and punching power. Philippine boxing champion Manny Pacquiao is idol to many; but the Philippine Congressman also admits to […]

10.12.2012 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Marquez KOs Pacquiao in sixth round

Marquez KOs Pacquiao in sixth round

MANILA, Dec 9 (Mabuhay) – Mexican fighter Juan Manuel Marquez finally got the win that he was chasing for eight years, pulling off a stunning sixth-round knockout win over bitter rival Manny Pacquiao in their fourth encounter Saturday at MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Marquez unleashed a wicked counter right hand in the dying […]

10.12.2012 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Filipinos silenced, stunned by Pacquiao loss

Filipinos silenced, stunned by Pacquiao loss

MANILA, Dec 9 (Mabuhay) — Filipinos jumped from their seats and watched in horror as Manny Pacquiao fell face first to the canvas after being knocked out by Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez in Las Vegas. Cinemas, hotels, public parks and even army bases across the Philippines fell silent on Sunday as Pacquiao, the only boxer […]

10.12.2012 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Pacquiao says he was close to beating Marquez

Pacquiao says he was close to beating Marquez

MANILA, Dec 10 (Mabuhay) -– Before suffering a knockout that shocked the nation, Filipino boxing icon Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao believed he was close to making his great rival, Mexican warrior Juan Manuel Marquez, quit. Pacquiao was leading in all of the judges’ scorecards when he walked into a perfect right counter-punch thrown by Marquez with […]

10.12.2012 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
PH Thanks Washington for Assistance to Typhoon Victims

PH Thanks Washington for Assistance to Typhoon Victims

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippine Embassy today expressed its appreciation to the United States for its prompt response in support of disaster relief efforts in typhoon-ravaged areas in Mindanao. “Our people are grateful for the assistance extended by the United States to help us respond to the aftermath of Typhoon Pablo in the Southern Philippines,” Ambassador Jose […]

07.12.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Free trip for two to the Philippines raffle drawing on December 20th

Free trip for two to the Philippines raffle drawing on December 20th

Weekend Balita and The Us Asian post in conjunction with their sponsors would like to announce the “Free Trip for Two to the Philippines” raffle contest.  The drawing will be held on December 20, 2012 on LA-18’s Kababayan LA, hosted by Janelle So.  The grand prize includes two round0-trip tickets to the Philippines from Philippine […]

07.12.2012 · Filled under: Contests ·