Aquino cites occupational nurses

Aquino cites occupational nurses

MANILA, Sept 14 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III cited vital contributions of the country’s occupational health nurses and said he looks forward to working with them in fulfillment of his government’s promise of quality health care to millions of Filipinos. “An empowered citizenry is our most vital asset in our quest for an […]

18.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Hundreds flee as heavy rain lashes Manila

Hundreds flee as heavy rain lashes Manila

MANILA, Sept 15, 2012 (AFP) – Parts of Manila were under six feet (1.8 meters) of floodwater on Saturday after heavy rain lashed the capital overnight, forcing more than 400 people to flee their homes, officials said. There was also a strong typhoon lurking in the region, and although it was moving away from the […]

18.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PHL sees non-electronics, foreign investment to boost manufacturing

PHL sees non-electronics, foreign investment to boost manufacturing

MANILA, Sept 17 (Mabuhay) – Despite a decline in output from the electronics sub-sector, the manufacturing sector would be able to sustain growth in the second half of the year following its performance in the first semester, the Department of Trade & Industry said Monday “… There was significant growth in manufacturing. Manufacturing grew over […]

18.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Philippines tips economy to grow 6% in 2012

Philippines tips economy to grow 6% in 2012

MANILA, Sept 17 (Mabuhay) — The Philippine economy could grow by almost six percent this year thanks to improving business optimism despite a series of destructive storms in recent months, officials said Monday. The economy, which grew by 6.1 percent on year in the first half, could do even better in the rest of the […]

18.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Aquino signs Cybercrime Prevention Act

Aquino signs Cybercrime Prevention Act

MANILA, Sept 15 (Mabuhay) -– President Benigno Aquino III has signed into law the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said on Saturday. Valte said the President signed the legislation last Wednesday, September 12. Senator Edgardo Angara is the main proponent of the Cybercrime Prevention Act, which is “an act defining […]

17.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Will I Lose my Home if I file for Bankruptcy?

Will I Lose my Home if I file for Bankruptcy?

Americans are filing bankruptcy in record numbers, and with good reason. The economic downturn, including the fall of housing prices and the increase in unemployment has wrecked havoc on our finances. The truth is, in some instances bankruptcy could be a wise choice for some and wipe away debt that will take decades to pay […]

17.09.2012 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
Los Angeles Heart Walk Celebrates Healthy Hearts and Saving Lives

Los Angeles Heart Walk Celebrates Healthy Hearts and Saving Lives

Jenny Craig Brand Ambassador Valerie Bertinelli to lead 5K walk aimed at raising awareness and funds to fight heart disease and stroke LOS ANGELES – The American Heart Association (AHA) invites the community to the Los Angeles County Heart Walk on Sept. 29, 2012, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon, at the Rose Bowl in […]

17.09.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Universal announces sequels for ‘Bourne’ saga and ‘Ted’

Universal announces sequels for ‘Bourne’ saga and ‘Ted’

NBC Universal’s CEO announced his intention to bank on the studio’s latest hits, The Bourne Legacy and Ted, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In a recent talk at a conference in Los Angeles, CEO Steve Burke announced plans for the future of Universal Studios. Burke hopes to add other film franchises to Fast and Furious, which is getting a sixth […]

17.09.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Videos ·
Knee pain in women runners could be due to weak glutes

Knee pain in women runners could be due to weak glutes

For female runners struggling with knee pain, a new small study points to weak glutes as a possible source. Researchers from East Carolina University in the US compared 20 healthy male runners and 20 healthy female runners. Findings showed that women had 53 percent higher average gluteus activation than men. Researchers note that greater glute […]

17.09.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Videos ·
World’s best Chinatowns unveiled

World’s best Chinatowns unveiled

(Relaxnews) – There is a Chinatown in every major city around the globe, marking the footprint of the Chinese diaspora, says CNNGo magazine Wednesday. The online publication has drawn up a list of the world’s best Chinatowns where one can find the most colorful Lunar New Year parades, fireworks, lion dances as well as good food. Four […]

17.09.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
More time on Facebook means less time in the gym

More time on Facebook means less time in the gym

(Relaxnews) – A new study finds that the more time you spend on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites, the less active you are and more susceptible you are to packing on extra pounds. In the study, announced this week, researchers from the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland asked 350 students to complete an online […]

17.09.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Three SoCal metal firms to pay $196,000 for federal violation

Three SoCal metal firms to pay $196,000 for federal violation

Los Angeles, Compton Companies improperly discharge wastewater, fail to treat hazardous waste LOS ANGELES – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced the conclusion of three recent investigations of Southern California metal finishing companies which will collectively spend more than $196,650 for hazardous waste and Clean Water Act violations. All three facilities are located along […]

17.09.2012 · Filled under: Hometown ·
PHL Embassy in Malaysia tightens rules for domestic helpers

PHL Embassy in Malaysia tightens rules for domestic helpers

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Philippine officials in Malaysia have tightened the rules for new agencies bringing in Filipina domestic helpers, after Manila decided to phase out the sending of its citizens overseas to work as domestic helpers. A report on Malaysia’s The Star cited industry sources who said the Philippine embassy was no longer giving accreditation […]

17.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Gabby Eigenmann happy with role in ‘Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga’

Gabby Eigenmann happy with role in ‘Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga’

MANILA (Mabuhay) –GABBY Eigenmann said that he doesn’t feel that he was given a lesser role in the television series “Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga.” “Realistically, I’m in no race anymore. It’s a profession… a job. Kung ano man ang ibigay, hindi naman ako big star para mamili,” he said. The GMA talent added that […]

17.09.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Philippine News ·
Andrea Torres gets her biggest break in GMA-7

Andrea Torres gets her biggest break in GMA-7

MANILA (Mabuhay) – ANDREA Torres vows to give her 100 percent attention, dedication and acting prowess in the newest Kapuso afternoon series “Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga.” She said she’s been waiting for a big break since she started showbiz at the age of 15. “Very grateful ako kasi ang tagal ko ding nag-antay. Ang daming […]

17.09.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Philippine News ·
Angel doing 2 movies this year

Angel doing 2 movies this year

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – ANGEL Locsin is currently busy with two movie projects this year. Angel is doing “One More Try,” which is Star Cinema’s entry to the 2012 Metro Manila Film Festival in December and a horror-comedy flick with “Toda Max” co-actor Vhong Navarro. Although she has been successful both in the big screen and on […]

17.09.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Philippine News ·
Unlikely Korean pop star conquers the US — ‘Gangnam Style’

Unlikely Korean pop star conquers the US — ‘Gangnam Style’

(SEOUL-AFP) – A chubby thirty-something with wacky dance moves, Park Jae-Sang falls far short of the prettified, teenage ideal embodied by the stars of South Korea’s phenomenally successful K-pop industry. But Park, known as “Psy,” has succeeded where the industry-manufactured girl and boy bands have tried and failed, making a huge splash on the mainstream […]

16.09.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
CONSULAR OUTREACH IN NATIONAL CITY, CA  6 – 7 October 2012

CONSULAR OUTREACH IN NATIONAL CITY, CA 6 – 7 October 2012

    Los Angeles, 13 September 2012 – A team from the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles will conduct a Consular Outreach Program in National City, California on 6 – 7 October 2012:             Location : Council of the Philippine American Organizations of San Diego County, Inc. (COPAO) Center […]

14.09.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·
New York imposes partial ban on huge soda drinks

New York imposes partial ban on huge soda drinks

(NEW YORK-AFP) – The New York City Health Board on Thursday imposed a limited ban on super-sized soda drinks that Mayor Michael Bloomberg blames for fueling an obesity crisis. The ban, hotly opposed by soft drinks manufacturers but hailed by health campaigners, was first proposed by Bloomberg and Thursday’s formal approval was not considered a […]

14.09.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Ewan McGregor joins Julia Roberts in stage-to-screen adaptation

Ewan McGregor joins Julia Roberts in stage-to-screen adaptation

(Relaxnews) – The British actor joined the all-star cast of John Wells’s stage-to-screen adaptation of Tracy Letts’s August: Osage County, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The 41-year-old actor will portray a professor who leaves his controlling wife (Julia Roberts) for one of his students. Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper (Syriana), Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine) and Benedict Cumberbatch […]

14.09.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·