PHP187.5 million in Donations and Assistance Raised for Flood Victims

PHP187.5 million in Donations and Assistance Raised for Flood Victims

The Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C. wishes to express its gratitude to individuals and organizations that provided support and assistance to victims of the heavy rains brought by the southwest monsoon (Habagat) and enhanced by Tropical Storm Haikui, which resulted in massive flooding in Central and South Luzon over a period of 24 hours last […]

11.10.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
What cramming all night for an exam does to your body

What cramming all night for an exam does to your body

(Relaxnews) – For many university students, staying up all night to cram for a final exam is the de facto standard, but health experts say that frequent sleep deprivation over the course of your four-year studies can unleash some serious health problems. Reported in The Guardian in the UK on Tuesday, Susan Redline, a professor of sleep […]

11.10.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
‘Taken 3′ confirmed in light of second chapter’s success

‘Taken 3′ confirmed in light of second chapter’s success

(Relaxnews) – The resounding success of Taken 2 just opened the door for a threequel, according to co-scriptwriter Robert Mark Kamen in an article on Hollywood.com. Taken 2‘s opening weekend gross of $117 million worldwide is music to the ears of Fox Studios, or as Kamen puts it: “Fox wants us to do a third one,” referring […]

11.10.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Bayanihan Returns to New York, Washington, DC

Bayanihan Returns to New York, Washington, DC

WASHINGTON, D.C.—More than 50 years after it first took to the stage in the United States, the Bayanihan, the world-renowned national dance company of the Philippines, will again delight audiences and critics when it performs in New York and Washington, D.C. next month. The Philippine Embassy said the Bayanihan will be performing at the Lincoln […]

10.10.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·
PACAS and PAFC to Stage 7th Alay Concert for Typhoon Victims

PACAS and PAFC to Stage 7th Alay Concert for Typhoon Victims

The Philippine American Cultural Arts Society (PACAS) and the Philippine American Foundation for Charities (PAFC), with the support of the Philippine Embassy, will stage the 7th Alay Concert on 28 October 2012 at the Harmony Hall Regional Arts Center in Fort Washington, Maryland.  The concert is a fundraising activity for victims of the massive flooding […]

10.10.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·
UN praises Philippines-Muslim rebel peace deal

UN praises Philippines-Muslim rebel peace deal

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 9 (Mabuhay) — UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Monday praised the recent peace accord ending a decades-long Muslim separatist insurgency that killed 150,000 people, offering UN aid “as needed.” The agreement would see the establishment of a new semi-autonomous Muslim area in the resource-rich southern Philippine region of Mindanao, which the 12,000-strong […]

10.10.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
In boost to campaign, Obama takes in $181 million

In boost to campaign, Obama takes in $181 million

By Stephen Collinson WASHINGTON, Oct 6, 2012 (AFP) – President Barack Obama raised $181 million in September, his campaign said Saturday, in a huge boost for his re-election bid following a limp debate performance against White House rival Mitt Romney. The haul was Obama’s biggest monthly cash take of the 2012 race, and was revealed […]

10.10.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Dingdong on Karylle’s sexy figure: Good for her

Dingdong on Karylle’s sexy figure: Good for her

Dingdong Dantes is maintaining a safe distance from post-show raves for the runway appearance of his former girlfriend Karylle at the recently held Bench Universe fashion show. “Mabuti para sa kanya,” Dantes said when asked to comment on Karylle’s participation in the show held last September 13. An endorser of the clothing line Bench, the […]

10.10.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Bea denies marrying Zanjoe in Hong Kong

Bea denies marrying Zanjoe in Hong Kong

Actress Bea Alonzo denied that she and her boyfriend actor Zanjoe Marudo recently got married in Hong Kong. Alonzo admitted that she and Marudo went to Hong Kong—but only celebrate the actor’s birthday and not to get married. “D’yos ko! Doon pa ba kami sa Hong Kong magpapakasal? Doon lang kami sa ano, sa night […]

10.10.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
OUTSTANDING FIL-AM SENIOR HIGH STUDENTS  HONORED OCT. 13

OUTSTANDING FIL-AM SENIOR HIGH STUDENTS HONORED OCT. 13

Los Angeles – Ten Outstanding Filipino-American Senior Students (TOFASS)from various high schools in Greater  Los Angeles have been selected by a five panel judges for 2012.This was announced by Tony N. Amon, overall  chair of the TOFASS Search and Dan E. Nino, chair of the Screening Committee and Media Relations, APOGLA President Emma Rubina-Galang and […]

10.10.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
SpaceX craft on way to ISS in first supply run

SpaceX craft on way to ISS in first supply run

By Naomi Seck WASHINGTON, Oct 08, 2012 (AFP) – A cargo-laden capsule on Monday was on its way to the International Space Station on NASA’s first privately-run supply mission after a successful blast-off atop SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket. The capsule named Dragon reached orbit and spread its two wing-like solar antennas 10 minutes after the […]

09.10.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Marian stars in ‘Temptation of Wife’

Marian stars in ‘Temptation of Wife’

ACTRESS Marian Rivera said she is excited with her upcoming primetime series “Temptation of Wife,” the local adaptation of the hit Korean series with same title. She will star opposite Glaiza de Castro, Dennis Trillo and the newest GMA-7 leading man Rafael Rosell. Marian said that this is a new challenge for her because it’s […]

09.10.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Los Angeles City Hall honors Randy Gener with 2012 Fil-Am Heritage Achievement Award  in Arts/Literature and Media

Los Angeles City Hall honors Randy Gener with 2012 Fil-Am Heritage Achievement Award in Arts/Literature and Media

FANHS Metro NY recently presented Gener with 2012 Outstanding Artist Award LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK CITY – Randy Gener,  the New York-based editor, writer and artist, joins the country’s first-ever recipients of the 2012 Filipino-American Heritage Achievement Awards.  This national U.S. recognition honors Filipino Americans who, in the estimation of the Los Angeles Filipino Association of […]

09.10.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Filipino, other Santa Monica High School students send experiments into space

Filipino, other Santa Monica High School students send experiments into space

Note: Young Filipino Student is part of the team that was chosen to send an Experiment to Int’l Space Station carried by the Historic Space X launch Sunday Night. Francis Luke Abastillas, 14 years old of Santa Monica, California who moved here in the U.S. with his parents 6 years ago, is part of a few […]

09.10.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
FVR says ARMM not a ‘failed experiment’

FVR says ARMM not a ‘failed experiment’

MANILA, Oct 8 (Mabuhay) – Former President Fidel V. Ramos cautioned the incumbent administration not to pass judgment on the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, which was already being planned during the time of President Benigno Aquino III’s mother. Ramos said the ARMM was established 23 years ago on September 2, 1996 during his term. […]

09.10.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Lead prosecutor in Ampatuan massacre trial replaced anew

Lead prosecutor in Ampatuan massacre trial replaced anew

MANILA, Oct 6 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Justice (DOJ) has once again replaced the lead prosecutor handling the almost three-year-old Maguindanao massacre case. Prosecutor General Claro Arellano confirmed Saturday that Assistant Regional State Prosecutor Peter Medalle has already been replaced by Taguig City Prosecutor Archimedes Manabat. In a separate interview, Justice Secretary Leila de […]

09.10.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
GIs may be back at Subic as PHL sees naval port as vital to US

GIs may be back at Subic as PHL sees naval port as vital to US

By Jason Gutierrez SUBIC, Philippines, Oct 8, 2012 (AFP) – The Philippines said Monday a former US naval base facing the South China Sea could play a key role as a hub for American ships as Washington moves to strengthen its presence in the Asia-Pacific. Once the US military’s largest overseas facility, the former Subic […]

08.10.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Cuisia: De Lima Mission Conveyed Message PH Sincere in Efforts vs EJKs

Cuisia: De Lima Mission Conveyed Message PH Sincere in Efforts vs EJKs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Philippine Embassy has described the recent visit to the United States of Justice Secretary Leila M. De Lima as a success, saying legislators and human rights watchdogs she met with were convinced that the Aquino Government is sincere in its efforts to address their concerns over extra-judicial killings and other human rights […]

08.10.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·

CHECK YOUR NUMBER – Q&A

What is the Check Your Number Campaign? Check Your Number is the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery’s (CalRecycle) new education campaign to encourage Californians to do their part to help the environment by simply looking up the recommended oil change intervals and changing their habits accordingly.   Most drivers rely on the old […]

08.10.2012 · Filled under: Local News, Motoring ·
Car Owners to Re-evaluate Oil Change Habits

Car Owners to Re-evaluate Oil Change Habits

 “Check Your Number” Campaign Challenges SACRAMENTO – Should motorists change their vehicle’s oil every 3,000 miles? Not necessarily, according to the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) and its “Check Your Number” campaign to encourage drivers to rethink their current driving habits and only change the motor oil as needed. “With significant advances in […]

08.10.2012 · Filled under: Local News, Motoring ·