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 ·
Filipino Director Solito to Attend DC Screening of Busong

Filipino Director Solito to Attend DC Screening of Busong

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Internationally-acclaimed and award-winning Filipino director Auraeus Solito will be in Washington, D.C. for the screening of Busong at the National Geographic All Roads Film Festival on September 27, the Philippine Embassy said. In a press release, the Philippine Embassy reiterated its invitation to the Filipino-American community to watch the film and interact with Solito after its […]

22.09.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Local News ·
Celebrate Harvest Moon Festival with Fiat 500C, cash and mooncake giveaway at Pechanga Resort & Casino

Celebrate Harvest Moon Festival with Fiat 500C, cash and mooncake giveaway at Pechanga Resort & Casino

In celebration of the Harvest Moon Festival, Pechanga promotes the “3-Treasure Table Games Prize Drawing”.  From now until September 28th, when getting a “Dragon Bet” hand at EZ Baccarat, every player at the table will earn a drawing ticket.  In addition, when getting a “Straight or Flush” hand in Pai Gow or a “Suited Blackjack” […]

22.09.2012 · Filled under: Giveaways, Promotions ·
OAV registration on September 22 in Gaithersburg, Maryland

OAV registration on September 22 in Gaithersburg, Maryland

Representatives from the Philippine Embassy will be present prior to the Sarung Banggi Dinner-Dance of the Bicol Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. on September 22, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in Gaithersburg, Maryland (2 Montgomery Village Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20879) for those who wish to register as Overseas Absentee Voters, so they […]

21.09.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·
VISIT OF ALBAY GOVERNOR

VISIT OF ALBAY GOVERNOR

Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. receives Albay Governor Jose S. Salceda during a courtesy call at the Philippine Embassy on 19 September 2012. Governor Salceda was in Washington D.C. for the three-day meeting of the Green Climate Fund where he sits as Board Member. The Green Climate Fund was created in the Copenhagen Conference of […]

21.09.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Southern California Events Calendar September 2012 – March 2013

Southern California Events Calendar September 2012 – March 2013

Presentations, Conferences, Performances, Festivals, and More… Films and Exhibitions Below Friday, September 21, 2012 Medical Mission Report Back (Mindanao, Philippines) 6 – 7 PM Reception 7 – 9 PM Special Reportback First United Methodist Church of Pasadena 500 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91101 Free and open to the public.   This August, an historic […]

21.09.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Fil-Am nominated judge in Guam Superior Court

Fil-Am nominated judge in Guam Superior Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Filipina-American lawyer has been nominated as judge in the Superior Court of Guam, making her the first American of Filipino descent to be considered for the said position, the Philippine Embassy announced Wednesday. In a press release, the Philippine Embassy said it was informed by the Philippine Consulate General in Agana […]

21.09.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Search On for FilAms to Teach in the Philippines

Search On for FilAms to Teach in the Philippines

WASHINGTON D.C. — Filipino-American youth leaders are being urged to take part in a new initiative that would allow them to help make a difference by teaching public schoolchildren in underserved areas in the Philippines. The Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C. said the search is on for 10 outstanding Filipino-Americans who will be take part in […]

20.09.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Filipino street kid, 13, wins $100,000 peace prize

Filipino street kid, 13, wins $100,000 peace prize

  THE HAGUE, Sept 19, 2012 (AFP) – A young Filipino who lived off a rubbish dump and slept in an open tomb has won a prestigious children’s award in the Netherlands for his work to improve the rights of his fellow street kids. Cris “Kesz” Valdez, aged 13, was handed this year’s International Children’s […]

20.09.2012 · Filled under: News ·
‘One Malaysia,’ a booming economic model

‘One Malaysia,’ a booming economic model

The only country in southeast Asia that produces its own cars By Rhony Laigo (Note: The author who became a full-fledged journalist right after college is a witness and at the same a victim of Philippines’ corrupt society, whose worsening economic conditions back then forced him to abandon his country to work as a reporter […]

19.09.2012 · Filled under: News ·
PHL to deport 400 Chinese over online, phone scam

PHL to deport 400 Chinese over online, phone scam

  MANILA, Sept 18, 2012 (AFP) – The Philippines said on Tuesday that it will deport nearly 400 illegal immigrants from Taiwan and China accused of running a multi-million dollar online and phone scam.   Members of the criminal gang allegedly made calls or sent emails posing as police officers or state prosecutors to dupe […]

19.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Mommy Carol praises Juday, Ryan

Mommy Carol praises Juday, Ryan

Although she has a family of her own, young superstar Judy Ann Santos continues to be a generous daughter, according to her mother, “Mommy” Carol Santos. Describing her daughter as generous, she said: “May pera ako diyan every 12th and 20th may pumapasok. Pinaggo-grocery niya ako. She pays for my house help. She pays for […]

19.09.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Philippine News ·