GK Founder Urges FilAms to Contribute to PH Growth

GK Founder Urges FilAms to Contribute to PH Growth

Washington, DC.  – To end poverty for 5 million poor families by 2024.  This is the vision of Gawad Kalinga (GK), whose founder Tony Meloto spoke at a reception yesterday at the Philippine Embassy hosted by GK U.S.A. National Capital Region Director Ben Dichoso and Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Cuisia. The friendship […]

19.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
James Blanco, wife move on after ‘mistake’

James Blanco, wife move on after ‘mistake’

MANILA, Nov 12 (Mabuhay) — Actor James Blanco on Wednesday admitted he once committed a sin against his wife but that they were able to move on from that episode. “Mayroon ka kasing pagkakamali na baluktot talaga at mahirap iwasan. Hindi mo pwedeng isisi sa babae yon, sarili mo yon, naging mahina ka sa ganoong […]

14.11.2012 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
Sean Penn eyeing lead role in film noir inspired by French novel

Sean Penn eyeing lead role in film noir inspired by French novel

(Relaxnews) – Penn is reportedly interested in the lead role for action flick Prone Gunman, reveals The Hollywood Reporter. The movie will be based on the novel of the same name by French author Jean-Patrick Manchette. The movie, produced by Joel Silver (Matrix, Sherlock Holmes), will revolve around assassin Martin Terrier’s retirement plans, which are threatened by […]

14.11.2012 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·
Call for Papers — Critical Histories of Activism: Indonesia’s New Order and its Legacies

Call for Papers — Critical Histories of Activism: Indonesia’s New Order and its Legacies

UCLA Indonesian Studies Conference  April 13-14, 2013, UCLA, Los Angeles, California Conveners: Jeffrey Hadler and Nancy Peluso (University of California, Berkeley) This conference will give scholars and activists an opportunity to reassess the emergence or resurgence of new forms of activism and protest during the New Order period in Indonesia. In the face of state […]

14.11.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·
CONSULAR OUTREACH IN NATIONAL CITY, CA, 1 – 2 December 2012

CONSULAR OUTREACH IN NATIONAL CITY, CA, 1 – 2 December 2012

Los Angeles, 6 November 2012 – A team from the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles will conduct a Consular Outreach Program in National City, California on 1 – 2 December 2012. The consular outreach program is being undertaken in cooperation with the Council of the Philippine American Organizations of San Diego County, Inc. (COPAO). The […]

14.11.2012 · Filled under: Services ·
CONSULAR OUTREACH IN RIO RANCHO, NEW MEXICO, 8 – 9 December 2012

CONSULAR OUTREACH IN RIO RANCHO, NEW MEXICO, 8 – 9 December 2012

Los Angeles, 5 November 2012 – A team from the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles will conduct a Consular Outreach Program in Rio Rancho, New Mexico on 8 – 9 December 2012.  The consular outreach program is being undertaken in cooperation with the Filipino American Foundation of New Mexico (FAFNM).  The following consular services will […]

14.11.2012 · Filled under: Services ·
DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION AND CONTROL WEEK 11 – 17 November 2012

DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION AND CONTROL WEEK 11 – 17 November 2012

Los Angeles, 7 November 2012 – The Philippines, led by the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB), is observing Drug Abuse Prevention and Control (DAPC) Week from 11 to 17 November 2012.  The theme of this year’s observance is HEALTH: “Kalusugan ay KayamananDroga Ay Iwasan.”  The promotion of a healthy lifestyle is one of the priorities under the government’s comprehensive policy on drug prevention and control. […]

13.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
FIL-AM COMMUNITY LEADERS WELCOME  CONSUL GENERAL BARBER-DE LA VEGA

FIL-AM COMMUNITY LEADERS WELCOME CONSUL GENERAL BARBER-DE LA VEGA

Los Angeles, 7 November 2012 – In a reception held on 6 November 2012 at the Rizal Hall of the Philippine Consulate General, leaders of the Filipino-American community welcomed the Honorable Maria Hellen M. Barber-De La Vega as the new Consul General in Los Angeles. During her remarks, Consul General Barber-De La Vega thanked the audience for […]

13.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Philippines Welcomes Reelection of President Obama

Philippines Welcomes Reelection of President Obama

WASHINGTON, DC—The Philippines welcomed the outcome of the presidential elections in the United States with no less than President Benigno S. Aquino III saying he is looking forward to continuing working with reelected President Barack Obama in further strengthening Manila’s relations with Washington. “I am confident that in your second term, you will continue to […]

13.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Rolling Stones tour adds New York concert

Rolling Stones tour adds New York concert

(NEW YORK-AFP) – The Rolling Stones have added a concert to their 50th anniversary tour with a gig at New York’s Barclays Center on December 8, the facility announced. Barclays, a brand new arena that hosts NBA basketball team the Brooklyn Nets, will feature the Stones following their sold-out concerts in London’s 02 Arena on […]

13.11.2012 · Filled under: International Stars, Music ·
Celebrating the Sandwich

Celebrating the Sandwich

The Banana, PB and Honey Spiced Peanut Butter The Pilgrim The Pastrami Reuben The Avocado CLT Goat Cheese Mousse Green Goddess Spread (Family Features) Sandwiches are a delicious, easy and affordable way to enjoy a healthy meal any time of day. From satisfying meat-and-cheese combos, to sandwiches piled high with savory vegetables, to the many […]

13.11.2012 · Filled under: Free Recipes ·
Cayetano wants Senate to vote on RH Bill

Cayetano wants Senate to vote on RH Bill

MANILA, Nov 12 (Mabuhay) – Both sides of the Reproductive Health (RH) Bill debate are poised for another showdown this week at the House of Representatives. RH proponents hope to get the House leadership to force a vote on several amendments that were recently proposed in a compromise version. One of the authors of the […]

13.11.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Aquino discusses labor, trade with Canadian PM Harper

Aquino discusses labor, trade with Canadian PM Harper

MANILA, Nov 10 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III said he has discussed several issues during his meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper such as labor cooperation, Mindanao development and trade and investment. In his statement during the joint press conference, President Aquino said that given the large number of overseas Filipinos migrant […]

13.11.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PHL, Canada sign MOU on defense cooperation

PHL, Canada sign MOU on defense cooperation

MANILA, Nov 10 (Mabuhay) – The Philippines and Canada signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on defense cooperation Saturday during the visit of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to the Philippines. President Benigno S. Aquino III and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper witnessed the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding on Government-to-Government Transaction in Defense […]

13.11.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PHL, Canada ink defense procurement deal

PHL, Canada ink defense procurement deal

MANILA, Nov 10, 2012 (AFP) – Canada and the Philippines signed a deal Saturday to help Manila buy military equipment to defend its territory, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Filipino President Benigno Aquino said. The Philippine defense department and state-run Canadian Commercial Corp. signed the agreement as Harper met Aquino at Malacañang Palace in […]

13.11.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
High Court bans TV coverage of massacre trial

High Court bans TV coverage of massacre trial

MANILA, Nov 12, 2012 (AFP) – The Philippines’ Supreme Court on Monday banned television coverage of trials related to the country’s worst political massacre in which 58 people died, sparking outrage from the government and media groups. Reversing its own landmark decision made last year – that for the first time allowed a live broadcast […]

13.11.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Senate to probe ‘dumping of toxic waste’ in Subic Bay

Senate to probe ‘dumping of toxic waste’ in Subic Bay

US Navy contractor accused of dumping hazardous materials in former US base M ANILA, Nov 10 (Mabuhay) – A defense contractor of the US Navy is facing a possible Senate investigation after allegations that one of its vessels had dumped hazardous waste in Subic Bay, the site of a former US naval base that has […]

13.11.2012 · Filled under: Environment, Philippine News ·
Trailer for ‘Jurassic Park 3D’ hits the web

Trailer for ‘Jurassic Park 3D’ hits the web

(Relaxnews) - Jurassic Park is gearing up to celebrate its twentieth anniversary next spring with the re-release of the film in 3D, and the trailer just hit the web. The 2D trailer does not convey the depth of the 3D remake, but it reminds viewers of the movie’s classic scenes, such as the zoom on the glass […]

12.11.2012 · Filled under: Film, Videos ·
Kristen Bell to show her face in ‘Gossip Girl’ finale

Kristen Bell to show her face in ‘Gossip Girl’ finale

(Relaxnews) – Actress Kristen Bell will finally show her face in the last episode of TV series Gossip Girl, which she has been narrating since the first season, reports Tvline.com. Since 2007, Kristen Bell has remained off-screen to voice Gossip Girl, the fictional author of a popular blog about teenage life in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The finale […]

12.11.2012 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·
Wells Fargo Commits $35 Million  in Support of Military Service Members, Veterans;   Provides Customers an Opportunity to Support Through ATM Donations

Wells Fargo Commits $35 Million in Support of Military Service Members, Veterans; Provides Customers an Opportunity to Support Through ATM Donations

November is Military Family Appreciation Month; Veterans Day is November 11  San Francisco, Nov. 8, 2012 – Wells Fargo & Company announced today it is committing $35 million over the next three years as part of its ongoing commitment to supporting military service members and veterans.  The commitment includes: Real estate owned (REO) property donations and […]

12.11.2012 · Filled under: Services ·