Govt workers to start getting 2nd half of bonus

Govt workers to start getting 2nd half of bonus

MANILA, Nov 16 (Mabuhay) – Government workers will start receiving the remaining half of their year-end bonuses. The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said a government employee is entitled to receive a year-end bonus equivalent to one-month basic salary and a cash gift of P5,000. The first half of their year-end bonus was released […]

20.11.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Research looks at how the modern American family has changed

Research looks at how the modern American family has changed

(Relaxnews) – A new study has classified the modern American family into four tidy categories, defined by either religious beliefs, progressive and liberal attitudes, disengaged parenting and making sacrifices. For their study, researchers from the University of Virginia’s Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture analyzed the results of online surveys filled out by 3,000 parents […]

19.11.2012 · Filled under: Home & Garden ·
‘Usain Bolt’ Nissan GT-R auctioned for charity

‘Usain Bolt’ Nissan GT-R auctioned for charity

(Relaxnews) – A special one-off ‘Bolt Gold’ edition of Nissan’s flagship supercar will be sold to the highest bidder on eBay Motors. The car, complete with unique gold paint job and Usain Bolt interior gold plaque bearing the 100 meters star’s autograph, is being auctioned to raise funds for the Usain Bolt Foundation, a charitable […]

19.11.2012 · Filled under: Motoring ·
Harvest Smiles with Thanksgiving-Inspired Treats

Harvest Smiles with Thanksgiving-Inspired Treats

Autumn Spice Stencil Cake (Family Features) With autumn comes cooler temperatures, colorful leaves and the beginning of the holiday season. The food crafting experts at Wilton Enterprises have festive ideas to transform typical Thanksgiving desserts into unique creations. Start by adding a special touch to a basic spice cake using Autumn Cupcake and Cookie Stencils. […]

19.11.2012 · Filled under: Thanksgiving ·
2012 Paskong Pinoy to be held on December 2 at Catholic University

2012 Paskong Pinoy to be held on December 2 at Catholic University

The annual Paskong Pinoy Christmas concert has been scheduled on Sunday, December 2, 2012, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Pryzbyla Center of the Catholic University of America (620 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, DC 20064). The festive event is staged as a celebration of the holiday season with the Filipino American community and […]

19.11.2012 · Filled under: Christmas ·
CONSUL GENERAL BARBER DE LA VEGA ATTENDS THE OPENING OF ISLAND PACIFIC SUPERMARKET IN RANCHO CUCAMONGA

CONSUL GENERAL BARBER DE LA VEGA ATTENDS THE OPENING OF ISLAND PACIFIC SUPERMARKET IN RANCHO CUCAMONGA

Los Angeles, 19 November 2012 – Consul General Maria Hellen Barber De La Vega attended the blessing and ribbon cutting ceremony of Island Pacific Supermarket, Rancho Cucamonga Branch held on 16 November 2012. In her message, the Consul General said that she considers the opening of the Rancho Cucamonga branch a milestone as this is the first […]

19.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
COUNCIL MEMBER CARTAGENA CALLS ON CONSUL GENERAL BARBER DE LA VEGA

COUNCIL MEMBER CARTAGENA CALLS ON CONSUL GENERAL BARBER DE LA VEGA

Los Angeles, 19 November 2012 – Walnut City Council member Antonio “Tony” Cartagena paid a courtesy call on Consul General Maria HellenBarber De La Vega this morning.  Councilmember Cartagena, who is now on his fourth term at the City Council of Walnut, was first elected to a four year term at the City Council in April […]

19.11.2012 · Filled under: Services ·
“I Am Alive and in Good Health,” Filipino Injured in Louisiana Oil Rig Fire Wants Kin in PH to Know

“I Am Alive and in Good Health,” Filipino Injured in Louisiana Oil Rig Fire Wants Kin in PH to Know

WASHINGTON, D.C.—“To my relatives, to my family, and to my country, I am alive and in good health. I am burned, but my heart and lungs are healthy.” This was what Wilberto Ilagan, one of four Filipino workers being treated for serious burns they sustained in last Friday’s oil platform explosion and fire in the […]

19.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
PH Envoy Now in Louisiana to Attend to Oil Rig Victims

PH Envoy Now in Louisiana to Attend to Oil Rig Victims

NEW ORLEANS—Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. arrived here this morning to personally look into the condition of four Filipino contract workers who are being treated for the serious burns they sustained in Friday’s oil platform fire off the coast of Louisiana that also left one Filipino dead and another missing. Ambassador Cuisia joined three other […]

19.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Stay Safe While Preparing for and Celebrating the Holidays Southern California Edison Offers Tips to Avoid Injuries and Fire Hazards

Stay Safe While Preparing for and Celebrating the Holidays Southern California Edison Offers Tips to Avoid Injuries and Fire Hazards

ROSEMEAD, Calif., — As store shelves fill up with holiday lights and decorations, families and friends are preparing to celebrate the festive season. And as they get together to celebrate, Southern California Edison (SCE) has a simple message: don’t let potential fire hazards such as frayed cords and unsafe conditions like broken lights ruin the festivities. “During the holiday season, it’s easy […]

19.11.2012 · Filled under: Holidays, Services ·
Felix Reginald Lopez as Demolay’s Master Councilor

Felix Reginald Lopez as Demolay’s Master Councilor

Felix Reginald Lopez was elected as Master Councilor of the Walt Disney Chapter of the Order of Demolay, together with 20 other Officers of his Chapter. They will be installed on November 10, 2012 at the Southern California Demolay Center, 303 West Lincoln Avenue, Anaheim, California. Order of Demolay is a young man’s fraternal organization, […]

19.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Search Continues for Filipino Missing in Louisiana Oil Platform Accident

Search Continues for Filipino Missing in Louisiana Oil Platform Accident

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippine Embassy has not given up hope on a Filipino contract worker who remains missing more than three days after an explosion and fire in the oil production platform he was working on in the Gulf of Mexico left one other Filipino dead and four others seriously injured. “We know that it has […]

19.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
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 ·