Guingona to challenge cybercrime law

Guingona to challenge cybercrime law

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The only senator who voted against the anti-cybercrime law when the Senate passed it early this year vowed to challenge the measure, which was recently signed into law. Sen. Teofisto Guingona III said on Friday he is studying different avenues to repeal portions of the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2010 that he […]

24.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
US space shuttle lands in LA after final flight

US space shuttle lands in LA after final flight

By Michael Thurston LOS ANGELES, Sept 21, 2012 (AFP) – The US space shuttle Endeavour took its final flight Friday, making a spectacular series of flypasts over California before landing in Los Angeles where it will retire near its birthplace. Riding piggyback on a specially fitted Boeing 747, the shuttle flew over San Francisco’s Golden […]

24.09.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Filipino Muslims picket US embassy over film

Filipino Muslims picket US embassy over film

MANILA, Sept 24, 2012 (AFP) – Hundreds of Muslims in the Philippines protested before the US embassy on Monday, calling for a ban on an inflammatory anti-Islam film that has sparked deadly riots in other countries. About 300 protesters waved placards saying: “Freedom of religion prevails over freedom of expression” and” “No to US double […]

24.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
SWS: Slightly fewer Pinoy families consider themselves as ‘poor’

SWS: Slightly fewer Pinoy families consider themselves as ‘poor’

MANILA, Sept 24 (Mabuhay) – A slightly lower number of Filipino families – about 9.5 million families –considered themselves as “poor,” the latest survey of pollster Social Weather Stations (SWS) said. The results of SWS’ third-quarter poll made exclusive to BusinessWorld. The survey, conducted from August 24 to 27, found that 47% of 1,200 respondents […]

24.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PHL airs Marcos martial law speech

PHL airs Marcos martial law speech

MANILA, Sept 23, 2012 (AFP) – The Philippines for the first time in 40 years aired on Sunday the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos’ full television broadcast declaring martial law that led to two decades of brutal rule. Showing the speech in full will ensure the public will “never forget” the atrocities during Marcos’s rule, which […]

24.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
MANGATAREM OVERSEAS RESIDENTS GALA NIGHT SET OCT. 27

MANGATAREM OVERSEAS RESIDENTS GALA NIGHT SET OCT. 27

The Assn. of Mangatarem Overseas Residents (AMOR) of Southern California will hold its Gala Night coinciding with its 29th anniversary celebration, Induction Ball, Coronation of Miss AMOR of Southern California and Grand Reunion on Oct. 27, 2012, 6:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-La Mirada on 14299 Firestone Blvd., La Mirada, CA. This was announced by […]

24.09.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Cuisia Leads PH Diplomats in Throwing Support behind Secretary Del Rosario

Cuisia Leads PH Diplomats in Throwing Support behind Secretary Del Rosario

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The Philippine Embassy today issued the following statement from Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. expressing his support to Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. Del Rosario: “In recent days, various statements have come out in Manila regarding the diplomacy being undertaken in this very critical time in our international relations. “I firmly support the principled […]

24.09.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
US Solons Satisfied with PH Efforts to Address Human Rights Concerns

US Solons Satisfied with PH Efforts to Address Human Rights Concerns

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Leading members of the United States House of Representatives are satisfied with the efforts being undertaken by President Aquino to address concerns that were earlier raised at Capitol Hill over the human rights situation in the Philippines. The Philippine Embassy in Washington D.C. said American legislators led by Kentucky Rep. Harold Rogers, Chair […]

24.09.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Snickers takes bite out of M&M’s to become top confectionery brand

Snickers takes bite out of M&M’s to become top confectionery brand

(Relaxnews) – Aggressive ad campaigns starring celebrities like Joan Collins, Aretha Franklin, Liza Minnelli and everyone’s favorite nonagenarian Betty White have helped the Snickers candy bar take a bite out M&M’s and Trident to become the top international confectionery brand this year. According to international market analyst Euromonitor, consumers are snapping up more Snickers bars […]

24.09.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
iPhone 5 sales top five million in first weekend: Apple

iPhone 5 sales top five million in first weekend: Apple

  (NEW YORK-AFP) – Apple said Monday sales of its new iPhone 5 topped five million in the launch weekend, a figure which disappointed analysts and pressured the company’s share price. “Demand for iPhone 5 has been incredible and we are working hard to get an iPhone 5 into the hands of every customer who […]

24.09.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·
Food agenda: IKA World Culinary Olympics

Food agenda: IKA World Culinary Olympics

(Relaxnews) – Weeks after the athletic Olympics wrapped up, the culinary equivalent takes place in Germany, where next month top chefs from around the world will compete to take home bragging rights for their country. Here’s a look at the top food events taking place in the next few weeks. IKA World Culinary Olympics October […]

24.09.2012 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
Matt Damon promotes fracking in first ‘Promised Land’ trailer

Matt Damon promotes fracking in first ‘Promised Land’ trailer

(Relaxnews) – Gus Van Sant’s anti-fracking movie starring Matt Damon just got its first trailer. Damon and John Krasinski take lead roles and share scriptwriting duties for Promised Land. The movie is expected to hit North American theaters on December 28, just in time to make a run at the 2013 Oscars. Matt Damon portrays a […]

24.09.2012 · Filled under: Videos ·
Health and fitness agenda: World Heart Day

Health and fitness agenda: World Heart Day

(Relaxnews) – Coming up, World Heart Day promotes keeping your ticker healthy, while Hard Rock Cafe unrolls Pinktober, fronted by pop-duo Bananarama. World Heart Day September 29 Worldwide Celebrate your heart’s health with local and workplace events (health checks, organized walks, runs and fitness sessions, public talks, stage shows, scientific forums, exhibitions, concerts, carnivals and […]

24.09.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Bake Up Some Family Fun

Bake Up Some Family Fun

Apple Cinnamon Pecan Monkey Bread (Pull-Apart Bread) (Family Features) Sticky, gooey, sweet and satisfying monkey bread is a favorite of kids and grownups alike. If your family loves cinnamon pull-apart bread, you can enjoy it even more when you make it together and add a fun twist. Making this flavorful treat is easy even for […]

22.09.2012 · Filled under: Free Recipes ·
High salt consumption endangers US kids: study

High salt consumption endangers US kids: study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Children in the United States consume too much salt, putting them at risk for hypertension and other health problems, according to a study published Monday in the science review Pediatrics. The study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, found that kids between the ages of eight and 18 took in an […]

22.09.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Estee Lauder to release Asian skincare line in mid-October

Estee Lauder to release Asian skincare line in mid-October

(Relaxnews) – Cosmetics conglomerate Estee Lauder will soon launch its first Asian skincare range, according to Chinese-language Economic Observer last week. The skincare range, to be named Osiao, is developed specially for China, now the third largest regional market for the Estee Lauder group, having recently surpassed Japan’s share of the global market. Osiao, to be launched […]

22.09.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
‘Les Misérables’ cast talks music on the set

‘Les Misérables’ cast talks music on the set

(Relaxnews) – Hugh Jackman and other famous faces on the set of the upcoming film Les Misérables shed light on the innovative song recording techniques used by the director in a five-minute video. Les Misérables is slated to be one of the blockbusters of the holiday season, and a video delves into director Tom Hooper’s unusual decision to shoot the […]

22.09.2012 · Filled under: Videos ·
Photo Releases – Havelock, North Carolina Consular Outreach

Photo Releases – Havelock, North Carolina Consular Outreach

Members of the Filipino-American Community in Havelock, North Carolina, are attended to by a consular team from the Philippine Embassy in Washington D.C., which conducted its 11th outreach mission there on 15 September 2012. The team, headed by Consul Arlene Magno, processed passport renewals, reports of marriage, dual citizenship applications and overseas absentee voting registrations […]

22.09.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
The PH Embassy & US-PH Society invite you to support “Bayanihan” when it performs @ Kennedy Center on Nov 3 & 4, 2012

The PH Embassy & US-PH Society invite you to support “Bayanihan” when it performs @ Kennedy Center on Nov 3 & 4, 2012

The Philippine Embassy and the United States-Philippines Society invite the public to support the Bayanihan–the national folk dance company of the Philippines–when it performs at the Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C., on 3 and 4 November 2012.

22.09.2012 · Filled under: Hometown ·
E-Passport Appointment Schedule for Consular Outreach in Jacksonville, Florida Closed

E-Passport Appointment Schedule for Consular Outreach in Jacksonville, Florida Closed

Announcement 21 September 2012 WDC-001-2012 The Philippine Embassy wishes to announce that the appointment schedule for electronic-Passport applications for the Consular Outreach Service to be held in Jacksonville, Florida, on 5 and 6 October 2012 is now closed. The Embassy can no longer accept requests for appointment as it has already reached the maximum number […]

22.09.2012 · Filled under: Services ·