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 ·
MS. HELLEN M. BARBER-DELA VEGA  AS INCOMING CONSUL GENERAL IN LOS ANGELES

MS. HELLEN M. BARBER-DELA VEGA AS INCOMING CONSUL GENERAL IN LOS ANGELES

  Los Angeles, 12 September 2012 – Consul General Mary Jo Bernardo Aragon welcomes the appointment of MS. HELLEN M. BARBER-DELA VEGA, who is a career officer of the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs and is currently the Philippine Ambassador to Myanmar.  Mrs. Aragon, whose term of office as Consul General in Los Angeles ends on 30 […]

14.09.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
FAMILY SEARCHES FOR VICTIMS OF CALAMITIES IN THE PHL

FAMILY SEARCHES FOR VICTIMS OF CALAMITIES IN THE PHL

    Los Angeles, 11 September 2012 – The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles was informed by the American Red Cross-Los Angeles Region (ARCLA) that the public may send requests for family searches for victims of calamities in the Philippines who have not yet established contact with their families in Los Angeles.  The program was […]

13.09.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
PHL CONSULATE JOINS THE 2ND ANNUAL PROCESSION AND  2012 FEAST OF OUR LADY OF THE ANGELS

PHL CONSULATE JOINS THE 2ND ANNUAL PROCESSION AND 2012 FEAST OF OUR LADY OF THE ANGELS

    Los Angeles, 10 September 2012 – The Philippine Consulate General participated at the 2nd Annual Grand Procession and Votive Mass in honor of the 228th Anniversary of the Feast of Our Lady of the Angels held on 8 September 2012.  The event was organized by The Queen of Angels Foundation. The celebration began with a procession from […]

13.09.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
SWS survey showing high ratings for President Aquino affirms mandate for change, says Malacanang

SWS survey showing high ratings for President Aquino affirms mandate for change, says Malacanang

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showing public satisfaction for President Benigno S. Aquino III soaring to 77 percent validates the brand of leadership that the Chief Executive has continuously espoused to achieve significant changes in institutions and governance, a Palace official said. The public satisfaction with President Aquino has rebounded to […]

13.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Mar Roxas: Govt hopes to ease MRT-3 commuter volume with 52 new trains

Mar Roxas: Govt hopes to ease MRT-3 commuter volume with 52 new trains

MANILA, Sept 10 (Mabuhay) — Good news for some 500,000 commuters who ride the Metro Rail Transit-3 everyday: Transportation Secretary Mar Roxas said the government intends to add 52 light rail vehicles to ease the volume of passengers in the trains. Roxas said the MRT-3 was originally designed to accommodate only 350,000 passengers a day. […]

13.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Gerald, Kim to star in upcoming film

Gerald, Kim to star in upcoming film

FORMER love teams Gerald Anderson and Kim Chiu are set to reunite in an upcoming Star Cinema movie. Gerald said new flick will be part of the 20th year anniversary treat of Star Magic, the talent arm of ABS-CBN, to its loyal supporters and moviegoers. “Hindi pa kami nag-shoot pero nakaka-excite kasi makakasama ko ulit […]

13.09.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Philippine News ·
Sam Milby says he wasn’t cause of Maja-Matteo break-up

Sam Milby says he wasn’t cause of Maja-Matteo break-up

Filipino-American actor Sam Milby has finally reacted to reports that he was the third wheel behind the break-up of fellow performers Maja Salvador and Matteo Guidicelli. In an interview, Milby said he had nothing to do with the separation. “We are friends. Wala akong alam doon,” he said. “I don’t want to be part of […]

13.09.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Philippine News ·
Take Back Family Time with Quick and Simple Meals

Take Back Family Time with Quick and Simple Meals

Autumn Pierogies and Apples (Family Features) Juggling the family schedule can be tricky, especially when you add in homework and extracurricular activities. But tight schedules don’t have to mean sacrificing a home-cooked meal and family time spent around the dinner table. By using ingredients commonly found in your freezer and pantry, you can create a […]

13.09.2012 · Filled under: Free Recipes ·
De Lima has no info on Usec. Puno attempted raid

De Lima has no info on Usec. Puno attempted raid

MANILA, Sept 7 (Mabuhay) – Justice Secretary Leila de Lima has no information about the reported attempt by Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Rico Puno to enter the offices and condominium unit of Secretary Jesse Robredo hours after the latter’s plane crashed in Masbate. Puno, along with several police officers, had attempted to “raid” Robredo’s […]

12.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
SC: Poll bets with dual citizenship should give up foreign nationality

SC: Poll bets with dual citizenship should give up foreign nationality

MANILA, (Mabuhay) — To avoid hassles, politicians with dual citizenship who are running for public office should take note that the Supreme Court has ruled that a candidate should give up foreign citizenship first, and that the act should be done under oath. This after the SC, in a 24-page decision penned by Justice Bienvenido […]

12.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·