Asian Americans could be kingmakers in US polls

Asian Americans could be kingmakers in US polls

By Shaun Tandon Falls Church, Virginia, Oct 29, 2012 (AFP) – From the stall where he sells newspapers and scarves in the colors of the former South Vietnam, Tony Nguyen has been watching the tight US presidential election play out before his eyes. Representatives for President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney have been […]

30.10.2012 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Hurricane Sandy: A cocktail with a mighty punch

Hurricane Sandy: A cocktail with a mighty punch

By Daniel Woolls WASHINGTON, Oct 29, 2012 (AFP) – Such a friendly sounding name on the surface, such a rare and devastating cocktail roiling within. You name it and Hurricane Sandy and the posse of titanic weather events accompanying it have them: humongous size, unusual staying power and plenty of high-tide sea water to wreak […]

30.10.2012 · Filled under: News ·
PH Embassy Reminds Filipinos: Heed Hurricane Warnings

PH Embassy Reminds Filipinos: Heed Hurricane Warnings

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The Philippine Embassy today issued an urgent reminder to Filipinos in the eastern seaboard of the United States for them to heed warnings from authorities and stay out of the way of what is feared to be one of the most devastating storms to hit the country. Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. at the […]

30.10.2012 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Monsod to Receive US Award for Electoral Reforms in PH

Monsod to Receive US Award for Electoral Reforms in PH

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Former Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Christian Monsod will receive the prestigious Joe C. Baxter Award from the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) for reshaping electoral administration in the Philippines. In a statement, the Philippine Embassy said Monsod, who is also the founder of the Legal Network for Truthful Elections (LENTE) and a […]

29.10.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Pentagon Awards $1.8M Contract for Weapons System of BRP Ramon Alcaraz

Pentagon Awards $1.8M Contract for Weapons System of BRP Ramon Alcaraz

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Pentagon has awarded a $1.8 million contract for the purchase of modern weapons systems that would be installed in the BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PF16), the second high-endurance cutter that the Philippines recently acquired from the United States. The Philippine Embassy said the purchase and installation of two Mk38 Mod 2 autocanon systems for […]

29.10.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
The Philippine Embassy is closed on Monday, 29 October 2012, due to Hurricane Sandy.

The Philippine Embassy is closed on Monday, 29 October 2012, due to Hurricane Sandy.

The public is advised to monitor the Embassy’s website for the announcement of the resumption of normal operations. WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippine Embassy is urging the close to half a million members of the Filipino-American Community in the East Coast of the United States to brace themselves for what could be the largest storm to hit […]

29.10.2012 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
How long does a pair of running shoes last?

How long does a pair of running shoes last?

(Relaxnews) – If you’re putting extra miles on your running shoes this season, how can you tell when it’s time to trade them in for a new pair? Every six months? Every 300 to 400 miles? Competitor magazine shared expert insights this week. “The best advice I can give, months or mileage limits aside for a minute, […]

28.10.2012 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Ogie to work with top local singers in new album

Ogie to work with top local singers in new album

OGIE Alcasid is set to unite the biggest and brightest names in the music industry in his newest album entitled “Ogie: The Songwriter & The Hitmakers.” Released under Universal Records, Ogie said he’s thrilled to gather the musical acts in the country to perform his compositions. “I feel so honored to have been given a […]

28.10.2012 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
Bayanihan Performance in DC on November 4 Sold Out, Few Tickets Remain For November 3

Bayanihan Performance in DC on November 4 Sold Out, Few Tickets Remain For November 3

Washington, DC. – The scheduled performances of Bayanihan National Dance Company of the Philippines in Washington, D.C. has received an enthusiastic response from the public as tickets for the November 4 show at the Kennedy Center have been sold out.  While tickets remain for the dance company’s November 3 performance, the public is encouraged to make […]

28.10.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·
PH Open to Biotech Collaboration with US, ASEAN

PH Open to Biotech Collaboration with US, ASEAN

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Philippines is open to collaborating with the United States and member-countries of the Association of Southeast Nations and share its experience on how its use of biotechnology allowed Filipino farmers to improve their productivity. In his remarks during a recent agriculture and food security conference for the ASEAN diplomatic community Ambassador Jose […]

28.10.2012 · Filled under: Asian News ·
LAUSD’S “I’M IN” CAMPAIGN CELEBRATES  GOOD FOOD IN LOS ANGELES

LAUSD’S “I’M IN” CAMPAIGN CELEBRATES GOOD FOOD IN LOS ANGELES

Board Member Nury Martinez Pledges Good Food Procurement Practices in the District   LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles Unified School District’s (LAUSD) “I’M IN” campaign, an all-inclusive program designed to raise awareness about the District’s healthy meals to help fight childhood obesity and to encourage student attendance, is proud to support Board District Six Member Nury […]

28.10.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Dare to Scare with Frightful Fare

Dare to Scare with Frightful Fare

Cobweb Cupcakes (Family Features) From little monsters to grown-up goblins, Halloween is when sweets truly take center stage. Make this October 31 a day to remember with these spine-tingling celebration tips. Host a Spooky Story Night. Have family and friends dress up in their costumes and come over to tell haunting tales. Make a story […]

26.10.2012 · Filled under: Free Recipes, Halloween ·
Statue of Liberty’s crown to reopen

Statue of Liberty’s crown to reopen

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Tourists will be able to climb up into the crown of the Statue of Liberty starting Sunday, following the conclusion of a year’s repairs. Once inside Lady Liberty’s head, visitors get the same view of New York Harbor and the skyscrapers of Manhattan that the famous monument has yielded for more than […]

26.10.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Americans want a ‘dislike’ button for online ads

Americans want a ‘dislike’ button for online ads

(Relaxnews) – Over half of Americans think that marketing is “a bunch of B.S.” and most would like to see a dislike as well as a like button on social media sites, according to a recent survey. According to “The State of Online Advertising” survey by Adobe published Wednesday, if people have to be bombarded with advertising, […]

26.10.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·
Cristine Reyes awed by Maricel Soriano

Cristine Reyes awed by Maricel Soriano

Actress Cristine Reyes admitted that during their story conference of her coming series “Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin” she could not help but be awed by co-star Maricel Soriano’s presence. “She seems very makulit at nakangiti palagi. Siya ang katabi ko [noong storycon], hindi ako makagalaw. Wala lang. Hindi ko alam dapat ko gawin beside […]

26.10.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Karylle plans to audition for ‘Miss Saigon’

Karylle plans to audition for ‘Miss Saigon’

Actress and singer Karylle is planning to audition for the role of Kim for the upcoming revival of the hit international musical “Miss Saigon” at London’s West End. The “Miss Saigon” production team is again flying to Manila to hold auditions for the lead role of Kim, the 17-year-old Vietnamese bar girl, as well as […]

26.10.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Vic welcomes healthy competition in MMFF

Vic welcomes healthy competition in MMFF

TELEVISION host and comedian Vic Sotto said the competition between his film and the movie of then co-star Ai-Ai delas Alas in the upcoming 2012 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) will be “healthy.” This December, Vic and Senator Bong Revilla will share the big screen with Kapamilya actress Judy Ann Santos in “Si Agimat, Si […]

26.10.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film ·
Official Malacañang ‘Facebook’ page launched

Official Malacañang ‘Facebook’ page launched

MANILA, Oct 22 (Mabuhay) – The official Facebook page of Malacañang Palace by the Presidential Museum and Library was launched on Monday in advance of the sesquicentennial (150 years) of Malacañang Palace next year, a Palace official said. “Dubbed ‘Malacañang Palace’ the Facebook page features a rich heritage from its beginnings as a rive rside […]

26.10.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PNoy to New Zealand businessmen: PHL open for business

PNoy to New Zealand businessmen: PHL open for business

MANILA, Oct 23 (Mabuhay) – Saying the Philippines is open for business, President Benigno Aquino III wooed New Zealand businessmen to invest in the country as he wrapped up a hectic two-day visit to Auckland. In a speech before the Philippine-New Zealand Business Forum, Aquino highlighted the “great strides” achieved by his administration over the past […]

25.10.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
NZ wants peaceful resolution to territorial row

NZ wants peaceful resolution to territorial row

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND, Oct 23 (Mabuhay) — New Zealand is not taking sides in the territorial dispute in the South China Sea but emphasized the need for a peaceful resolution, encouraging the parties involved to engage in dialogue. In a joint press conference with New Zealand Prime Minister John Philipp Key, President Aquino said that […]

25.10.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·