‘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 ·
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 ·