Chile, PHL eye partnerships in geothermal energy, mining

Chile, PHL eye partnerships in geothermal energy, mining

MANILA, Sept 8 (Mabuhay) – The Philippines and Chile are eyeing “partnerships” in mining and geothermal energy, with both countries wishing to learn more about each other’s best practices in the two fields. Foreign Affairs Secretary Alberto del Rosario said the topics were taken up in bilateral talks between President Benigno Aquino III and Chilean […]

11.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Lady Gaga’s meat gown goes on display in Seattle, other cities

Lady Gaga’s meat gown goes on display in Seattle, other cities

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – The raw meat dress worn by Lady Gaga at a 2010 awards ceremony will go on display Friday in the US capital alongside a fox fur worn by Billie Holiday and boots sported by Patti Smith. The dress made out of raw beef, which caused a sensation at the MTV Video Music Awards […]

11.09.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Aquino thanks Singaporean Prime Minister for support over the country’s claim in West Philippine Sea

Aquino thanks Singaporean Prime Minister for support over the country’s claim in West Philippine Sea

MANILA, Sept 8 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III expressed his gratitude to Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for his support to the Philippines’ claim in the West Philippine Sea. The President and the Singaporean leader met in a bilateral meeting Saturday during the 20th APEC Leaders’ Meeting in Vladivostok, Russia. “Singapore has […]

11.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
APEC welcomes PHL to host APEC Summit in 2015

APEC welcomes PHL to host APEC Summit in 2015

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia, Sept 10 (Mabuhay) – The member-economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) welcomed the offer of the Philippines to host the APEC summit in 2015. The announcement of the Philippines hosting the APEC in 2015 was contained in the joint declaration issued by the 21 APEC leaders, including President Benigno S. Aquino III, […]

11.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
It’s More Fun in the Philippines’ goes to Moscow

It’s More Fun in the Philippines’ goes to Moscow

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia, Sept 8 (Mabuhay) – The Department of Tourism’s (DOT) “It’s More Fun in the Philippines” campaign will be launched later this month in Moscow, Russia, to further boost the number of tourist arrivals in the Philippines, a government official said Friday. In an interview, Philippine Ambassador to Moscow Alejandro Mosquera said that a […]

11.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Microsoft to launch pop-up stores to help tablet sales

Microsoft to launch pop-up stores to help tablet sales

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – Microsoft said Monday it is launching more than 30 pop-up holiday shops in the United States and Canada as it gears up to sell its new Surface tablet computer. “Microsoft is excited to expand on its existing retail footprint to deliver an assortment of best-in-class products and a premium retail experience to […]

11.09.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·
Fashion grads from Asia have their New York moment

Fashion grads from Asia have their New York moment

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – There’s nothing glamorous about ironing your own collection before a show at New York fashion week, but if that’s what it takes for Jie Jessie Liu to break into the business, she’ll do it. Liu was among nine jury-selected master’s degree graduates — all women — from San Francisco’s Academy of Art University […]

10.09.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
BROADWAY BEHIND THE CURTAIN | Conversations on Photography and Broadway with Alan Cumming, Rivka S. Katvan & Tom Viola

BROADWAY BEHIND THE CURTAIN | Conversations on Photography and Broadway with Alan Cumming, Rivka S. Katvan & Tom Viola

Please join Gallery 138 and Soho Photo Gallery Wednesday Sept 12, 6-8 pm at Soho Photo Gallery, 15 White Street, in NYC for: BROADWAY BEHIND THE CURTAIN | Conversations on Photography and Broadway with Alan Cumming, Rivka S. Katvan & Tom Viola ALAN CUMMING, Actor RIVKA S. KATVAN, Photographer TOM VIOLA, Author and Executive Director […]

10.09.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Happenings ·
World watches for ‘iPhone 5′ unveiling Wednesday

World watches for ‘iPhone 5′ unveiling Wednesday

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – Apple becomes the focus of the technology universe Wednesday as the world awaits a new iPhone with a big, beautiful touchscreen and connectivity to blazingly fast telecom networks. Apple has been tight-lipped about what is in store at its media event in San Francisco, but hinted at a keenly anticipated “iPhone 5″ […]

10.09.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·
POPULAR HEADLINERS AND CULTURAL PRIDE SHARE THE SPOTLIGHT AT FPAC 21

POPULAR HEADLINERS AND CULTURAL PRIDE SHARE THE SPOTLIGHT AT FPAC 21

LOS ANGELES – Filipino artistry and collective cultural pride will take its anticipated, deserved center stage next weekend as FilAm ARTS presents the 21st Annual Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture (FPAC). FPAC21 takes place from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 and from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9 at […]

07.09.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·

Aquino issues proclamation 459 declaring regular, special holidays for 2013

MANILA, Sept 1 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III issued Proclamation 459 declaring regular holidays, special non-working holidays and special holiday for schools for the year 2013. The following regular holidays and special days for the year 2013 shall be observed in the country: Regular Holidays for 2013 are as follows: New Year’s Day […]

07.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Phivolcs: Don’t fall for messages ‘predicting’ next quakes

Phivolcs: Don’t fall for messages ‘predicting’ next quakes

MANILA, Sept 1 (Mabuhay) – Following a magnitude-7.6 that jolted the Eastern Visayas area Friday night, state seismologists reminded the public Saturday not to fall for text messages supposedly predicting the next quake. Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology head Renato Solidum Jr. said that while Phivolcs can warn of possible tsunami, there is no […]

07.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Aquino attends 2012 Ramon Magsaysay awarding ceremony

Aquino attends 2012 Ramon Magsaysay awarding ceremony

MANILA, Sept 1 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III attended Friday the 2012 Ramon Magsaysay Award expressing his admiration to the winners of this year’s award as he hopes that the awardees continue their work for the benefit of the Asian people. “I believe that each and every person who hears your stories will […]

07.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·

132,000 return home after tsunami alert

By Teodoro Aljibe GUIUAN, Philippines, Sept 1, 2012 (AFP) – Residents on the Philippines’ Pacific coast described how they ran for their lives when a major offshore earthquake triggered a tsunami warning, as thousands returned home Saturday. Most people had fled the east coast by the time waves of up to half a meter (20 […]

07.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Quake shakes southern Philippines

Quake shakes southern Philippines

Manila, Sept 3, 2012 (AFP) – A moderate earthquake struck the southern Philippines on Monday, just days after a powerful tremor rocked the same region and triggered a tsunami warning, the government said. The quake, measuring 5.9, was located in the Celebes Sea, 67 kilometers (42 miles) west of Palimbang town on the southern island […]

07.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Mar Roxas urged to resign as LP president before assuming DILG post

Mar Roxas urged to resign as LP president before assuming DILG post

MANILA, Sept 3 (Mabuhay) – Manuel “Mar” Roxas II should resign as president of the ruling Liberal Party (LP) before assuming his new Cabinet post, lawmakers gunning for senatorial posts in next year’s elections said Monday. Roxas is the incoming Secretary of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). San Juan Rep. Joseph Victor […]

07.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
To overcome fear, talk about it: study

To overcome fear, talk about it: study

(Relaxnews) – Afraid of, say, spiders? Look the spider in the eye (all eight of them) and tell it you find it terrifying and even ugly. The result: a freedom from the chains of fear, at least according to a new study from scientists at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). “This is unique […]

06.09.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Trailer: Liam Neeson in ‘Taken 2′

Trailer: Liam Neeson in ‘Taken 2′

(Relaxnews) – Irish actor Taken 2 playfully breaks the third wall in the trailer for Taken 2. “Check out this exclusive look of Taken 2, only here on YouTube, or I will come for you… And I will find you,” threatens Neeson to launch the trailer for the upcoming action film that will hit North American theaters on October 5. The line […]

06.09.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
US creates team of culinary ambassadors for Americana cuisine

US creates team of culinary ambassadors for Americana cuisine

(Relaxnews) – The US State Department has tapped some of the best chefs in the country to form an American Chef Corps, a team of culinary ambassadors who will promote American ingredients, products and cuisine abroad. The official announcement, to be made September 7 at a reception hosted at the US State Department, will reveal […]

06.09.2012 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
Nokia unveils Lumia 920 running Windows 8

Nokia unveils Lumia 920 running Windows 8

(Relaxnews) – Nokia unveiled its latest flagship phone, the Lumia 920, at a New York press event on Wednesday with Microsoft. The phone, Nokia’s first to run on Windows 8, features a 4.5-inch curved glass display, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 2000mAh battery (the largest to date in a Nokia phone), wireless charging, Nokia Maps — […]

06.09.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·