Is organic food better? The jury is still out

Is organic food better? The jury is still out

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – The debate over whether organic food is better for our health and worth its higher price keeps raging on in the United States as the conclusion of four decades of studies seems far from clear. The controversy was back in the news last month when a large-scale study by researchers from Stanford University […]

06.11.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Aquino administration vows to strengthen efforts to fight human trafficking

Aquino administration vows to strengthen efforts to fight human trafficking

The Aquino administration assured that it will continue to strengthen its effort to fight human trafficking after the United States’ Department of State and other countries have recognized the high level of commitment of the Philippine government to eradicate the crime. Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said the government hopes that the Philippines could get […]

05.11.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Bayanihan Dazzles Audience in Special DC Performance

Bayanihan Dazzles Audience in Special DC Performance

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Just hours after going on stage in New York, the Bayanihan, the national dance company of the Philippines, was in Washington D.C. where it kicked off a series of performances with a special show for a group of American diplomats, servicemen and high school students on Friday. The Philippine Embassy said the Bayanihan rendered […]

05.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
RESULTS OF THE CONSULAR OUTREACH IN HOUSTON, TX

RESULTS OF THE CONSULAR OUTREACH IN HOUSTON, TX

Los Angeles, 31 October 2012 – The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles, led by Consul Charmaine Serna-Chua conducted a three-day consular outreach program at the West Oaks Plaza in Houston, Texas, U.S.A. on 26-28 October 2012. The consular outreach program was undertaken in cooperation with thePhilippine American Chamber of Commerce of Texas (PACC Texas) under the […]

05.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
Philippine Food Companies Participate in Kosherfest 2012

Philippine Food Companies Participate in Kosherfest 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Philippine food companies will be participating for the first time in Kosherfest 2012—the world’s largest kosher-certified products trade show to be held next week in New Jersey. The Philippine Embassy said five Philippine companies will make their debut in the event which serves as the annual meeting for place for the industry’s top […]

05.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Bayanihan Succeeds in Raising Ph Profile in US

Bayanihan Succeeds in Raising Ph Profile in US

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Bayanihan, the national dance company of the Philippines, succeeded in putting the country back on the American stage as it sang and danced its way into the hearts of its audience during its sold-out performances in Washington, D.C. over the weekend. In a statement, the Philippine Embassy described the performances of the […]

05.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Eyeing holidays, Disney plays with video games

Eyeing holidays, Disney plays with video games

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Disney is known for traditional holiday-season movies about princesses and fairy tales — but this year it has turned to the world of video games for its latest animated blockbuster. As the lucrative Halloween-Thanksgiving-Christmas period looms, “Wreck-it Ralph” plays on nostalgia for 1980s-style arcade games with the hyper-realism familiar to modern online […]

05.11.2012 · Filled under: Christmas, Film, Halloween, Thanksgiving ·
Music agenda: Aerosmith releases ‘Music From Another Dimension,’ MTV EMAs

Music agenda: Aerosmith releases ‘Music From Another Dimension,’ MTV EMAs

(Relaxnews) – Over the coming weeks veteran rockers Aerosmith will release Music From Another Dimension, the group’s first studio album since Honkin’ on Bobo in 2004, and the best of European, and international, music is honored at the annual MTV European Music Awards or EMAs. Aerosmith: ‘Music From Another Dimension’ November 5/6 UK/USA Steven Tyler and the rest […]

05.11.2012 · Filled under: International Stars, Videos ·
Get free tickets to see Richard Gomez, Rico Puno and Patricia Javier at Pechanga

Get free tickets to see Richard Gomez, Rico Puno and Patricia Javier at Pechanga

Pechanga Resort and Casino will be giving away 3 pairs of free tickets to see Richard Gomez, Rico Puno and Patricia Javier at the world famous Pechanga Theater on November 16th at 8 PM.  The contest will begin on November 3rd and will end on November 12th, 2012.  Complete this Rico J. Puno song for a chance […]

04.11.2012 · Filled under: Contests, Giveaways, Promotions ·
Bayanihan Performance in NY Highlights Filipino Spirit

Bayanihan Performance in NY Highlights Filipino Spirit

NEW YORK—The Bayanihan, the world-famous national folk dance company of the Philippines, went on stage here Thursday night with stories of Filipinos helping one another cope with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy serving as a symbolic backdrop to another memorable performance. The Bayanihan performed at the Jazz at the Lincoln Center before a large audience […]

04.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Southeast Asia in Southern California: Events Calendar

Southeast Asia in Southern California: Events Calendar

Presentations, Conferences, Performances, Festivals, and More… (Exhibitions Below) Friday – Sunday, November 2 – 4, 2012 Benefit Sale for UCLA Fowler Museum Features Lao Textiles and other SEA Arts and Crafts Friday 11am–5 pm; Saturday, 11am–5 pm; Sunday, 12 noon–whenever Mor York Studio 4959 York Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90042-1609 Directions from UCLA: Take the […]

02.11.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Sensational Pop Girl Group, BLUSH, Continues to Gain Mass Attention for “Miss Out” Single & Music Video

Sensational Pop Girl Group, BLUSH, Continues to Gain Mass Attention for “Miss Out” Single & Music Video

Los Angeles, CA – Having released their single and music video for their highly popular, upbeat pop tune, “Miss Out,” on September 6th, international pop group BLUSH continues to impress music lovers worldwide. Within one weekend, the music video hit Most Popular on YouTube and view-counts soared, with the count now at 380,000 and still climbing. […]

02.11.2012 · Filled under: International Stars ·
Southern California Edison’s Equipment Being Flown to New York to Assist in Restoration Effort and Damage Repair from Superstorm Sandy

Southern California Edison’s Equipment Being Flown to New York to Assist in Restoration Effort and Damage Repair from Superstorm Sandy

ROSEMEAD, Calif., Nov. 1, 2012 — Southern California Edison’s (SCE) equipment is being flown to the New York area today to assist Consolidated Edison Company of New York, known as Con Edison, in repairing damage caused by Superstorm Sandy.  The U.S. Air Force is helping to transport 70-80 SCE vehicles from March Air Force Base in Riverside County. It […]

02.11.2012 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Filipinos in Midwest Brace Themselves for Sandy

Filipinos in Midwest Brace Themselves for Sandy

WASHINGTON, D.C.—As Filipinos in the storm-ravaged East Coast of the United States begin the long process of recovery, it is now the turn of their kababayans in the Midwest to brace themselves for the passage of one of the most violent storms in American history. In a statement, the Philippine Embassy said it continues to […]

02.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
First ‘Angry Birds’ theme park announced for Asia

First ‘Angry Birds’ theme park announced for Asia

(SHANGHAI-AFP) – The company behind “Angry Birds” said Wednesday it would open its first theme park in Asia next year at a site near Shanghai as it builds on the brand of the hugely popular game. “Angry Birds Land” will be located in Haining city in China’s Zhejiang province, next to the commercial hub of […]

02.11.2012 · Filled under: Asian News ·
Instagram grabs spotlight for US storm pictures

Instagram grabs spotlight for US storm pictures

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Instagram, the photo-sharing app recently acquired by Facebook, came into the limelight this week as a key source for pictures showing the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. Photos of the storm were popping up on many social networks including Twitter and Google+, but Instagram data showed at least 521,000 photos with the hashtag Sandy. […]

02.11.2012 · Filled under: Apps ·
‘Star Wars’: one of cinema’s most lucrative sagas

‘Star Wars’: one of cinema’s most lucrative sagas

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – The “Star Wars” saga, set to be revived from 2015 under new owners Disney, is one of the most lucrative franchises in cinema history, with more than $4. 4 billion in global takings. Only James Bond and Harry Potter can claim bigger box office success: J.K. Rowling’s schoolboy wizard has conjured up […]

02.11.2012 · Filled under: Film ·
New Webisode 10:Jake Shimabukuro GRAND UKULELE US TOUR 2012

New Webisode 10:Jake Shimabukuro GRAND UKULELE US TOUR 2012

After releasing Jake’s new album “Grand Ukulele” (iTunes World Album No. 1), he is now off to his US tour. His 40+ tour will continue until Dec. “Grand Ukulele Tour 2012″ Nov 2 Raymond F. Kravis Center – West Palm Beach, FL Nov 3 Plugged-in Pops/R.J. Reynolds – Winston Salem, NC Nov 4 The Birchmere […]

02.11.2012 · Filled under: Happenings, Videos ·
Aquino government assures that mechanisms and programs are now in place to mitigate hunger in the country

Aquino government assures that mechanisms and programs are now in place to mitigate hunger in the country

The Aquino government assured that mechanisms and programs are now in place to mitigate hunger in the Philippines, a Palace official said on Tuesday. Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda issued the statement in a press briefing in Malacanang following the release of the study conducted by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) indicating that hunger […]

02.11.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Palace reassures rehabilitation work to improve facilities of NAIA- I on-going

Palace reassures rehabilitation work to improve facilities of NAIA- I on-going

Malacañang said on Tuesday that the rehabilitation work to improve the facilities of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), particularly Terminal 1, is ongoing to ensure that the country’s premiere international airport is at par with world standards. In a press briefing in Malacañang, Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said the government is fully aware of […]

02.11.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·