Duterte commended for recognizing weaknesses of party-list system

Duterte commended for recognizing weaknesses of party-list system

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA  (PNA) – Akbayan partylist Senator Risa Hontiveros on Tuesday thanked President Rodrigo Duterte for recognizing the weaknesses of the party-list system. Neophyte senator, however, explained that the abolition as suggested by President Duterte is not the solution to the problem of the party-list system. ”Of course, I’m not in favor […]

08.08.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
SEC review reflects serious concerns regarding bond credit ratings

SEC review reflects serious concerns regarding bond credit ratings

According to the web sites run by Fitch, Moody’s and S&P, the definition of a BBB+ rated bond is the following; “An obligation rated ‘BBB’ exhibits adequate protection parameters. However, adverse economic conditions or changing circumstances are more likely to lead to a weakened capacity of the obligor to meet its financial commitment on the […]

08.08.2016 · Filled under: Services ·
Campaign Promoting Benefits Of U.S. Citizenship Targets Asian Immigrants, Fastest Growing Immigrant Population

Campaign Promoting Benefits Of U.S. Citizenship Targets Asian Immigrants, Fastest Growing Immigrant Population

Eligible immigrants strongly urged to take the first step now to have a chance of becoming a U.S. citizen before November election Over 300,000 Asian immigrants in L.A. County currently eligible to naturalize and become a U.SLOS ANGELES – Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA), in close partnership with community-based organizations and local government, announced […]

06.08.2016 · Filled under: Asian News, Offers, Promotions, Services ·
To win, Hillary should speak a little Tagalog

To win, Hillary should speak a little Tagalog

By Andrew Lam If all politics are local, then candidate Hillary Clinton may very well need to speak a little Korean and Tagalog in order to win the 2016 presidential election. Why? In 2014 Slate.com published a fascinating article with this headline, “Tagalog in California, Cherokee in Arkansas.” It is a survey of the languages spoken in each […]

04.08.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
3-minute preview: ‘Nine Lives’

3-minute preview: ‘Nine Lives’

Get your claws into the comedy tale of Tom Brand who is turned into a cat and has one week to make things right with his family in “Nine Lives.” – Who’s in it and what’s it about? – Kevin Spacey plays famous business magnate Tom Brand, who’s built his empire on hard work, long […]

04.08.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Local health groups launch ‘Rethink Your Asian Drink’ campaign

Local health groups launch ‘Rethink Your Asian Drink’ campaign

A coalition of health and community organizations recently launched the “Rethink Your Asian Drink” campaign, in an effort to bring awareness to various Asian drinks such as Boba and milk tea, that are sugary and have literally little or no value. The goal of this campaign is to empower the public and bring awareness and health concerns […]

04.08.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Offers, Promotions ·
Anne Hathaway tributes ‘The Princess Diaries’ on anniversary

Anne Hathaway tributes ‘The Princess Diaries’ on anniversary

Fifteen years ago on August 3, 2001, teen comedy film “The Princess Diaries” released to North American cinemas, and lead actress Anne Hathaway hasn’t forgotten its impact on her life or that of countless others. “It’s been 15 years (say it with me) SHUT UP!!!!!” Anne Hathawaywrote on Instagram, quoting one of the film’s best-known […]

04.08.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Ruru Madrid honored to reprise Dingdong Dantes’ role on ‘Encantadia’ remake

Ruru Madrid honored to reprise Dingdong Dantes’ role on ‘Encantadia’ remake

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Ruru Madrid has come a long way since he finished as runner-up on the talent reality show “Protégé: The Battle For The Big Artista Break” in 2012. From teenybopper roles, Ruru now takes on a more serious and mature role in GMA’s remake of the 2005 fantaserye “Encantadia.” He admitted he feels […]

04.08.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Rooney’s Man Utd testimonial a Facebook first

Rooney’s Man Utd testimonial a Facebook first

The August 3 meeting between Manchester United and Everton, a testimonial for United forward and captain Wayne Rooney, will be broadcast live via Facebook. The occasion marks the first time that a match between two Premier League soccer teams has been livestreamed on the social media platform. Both facebook.com/manchesterunited andfacebook.com/waynerooney will carry the game, which kicks off at […]

Lady Gaga, Aretha Franklin, more booked for Tony Bennett tribute

Lady Gaga, Aretha Franklin, more booked for Tony Bennett tribute

A televised tribute to American singer Tony Bennett is set to take place on December 20. Celebrating Tony Bennett’s 90th birthday on August 3, 2016, NBC’s TV broadcast tribute is to take place December 20. Among the stars booked to appear alongside the 19-time Grammy award winner himself are Stevie Wonder, Elton John, k.d. Lang, […]

03.08.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Duterte urged to pursue BBL aside from federalism

Duterte urged to pursue BBL aside from federalism

MANILA, Aug 3 (Mabuhay) –  Former Ambassador Macabangkit Lanto on Wednesday urged the Duterte administration to pursue the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law apart from its efforts to push for federalism. Lanto said very few in Mindanao support federalism because “that is not the kind of autonomy that we want.” “We thought that [the] […]

03.08.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
14th Historic Filipinotown Festival, Saturday, August 06, 2016

14th Historic Filipinotown Festival, Saturday, August 06, 2016

Los Angeles- Let’s all come and celebrate. A TASTE OF BICOL at the 14th Historic Filipinotown Festival at the Silver Lake Medical Center (SLMC) on Saturday, August 6, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 6;00 PM. This year, the motif of the 14th Historic Filipinotown Festival will be A TASTE OF BICOL in honor of the Bicol Region, its food […]

03.08.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Coco Martin hopes to do remake of ‘Utol’ with Montano

Coco Martin hopes to do remake of ‘Utol’ with Montano

Actor Coco Martin wants to do a remake of the 1996 action movie “Utol,” which starred Cesar Montano and Victor Neri. The “Ang Probinsyano” star told reporters that he hopes to do a movie with his idol, Montano, who recently joined the cast of the hit primetime series. “Sabi ko (sa kanya), ‘Kuya Boy, sana […]

03.08.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
Naked pop-up restaurant in London to shutter early and head to Paris

Naked pop-up restaurant in London to shutter early and head to Paris

The pop-up restaurant that launched in London this summer inviting diners to disrobe and eat in the buff is set to close up early and head across the Channel to Paris. In an interview with Country & Town House, founder Seb Lyall said he’s decided to close up shop a month ahead of schedule in order […]

03.08.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
IOFIT pushes smart golf shoe to Kickstarter

IOFIT pushes smart golf shoe to Kickstarter

Enhanced golf shoe IOFIT is offering a swing at greater power, longer drives, and more reliable putts with technology that analyzes balance and weight shift in real-time. When coupled with a companion app for Android or iOS, pressure sensors within the shoe’s outsole can deliver instant feedback on pressure distribution, weight shift, and foot balance […]

Luxury house Bulgari to showcase heritage collection as part of exclusive Australian exhibition

Luxury house Bulgari to showcase heritage collection as part of exclusive Australian exhibition

Luxury jewelry brand Bulgari is set to showcase some of its spectacular heritage collection, worn by the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, and Sophia Loren, as part of an exclusive new exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia. The exhibit, titled “Italian Jewels: Bulgari Style,” will run from September 30 to January 29, […]

03.08.2016 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
House leader seeks PHP15,000 across-the-board hike in teachers’ salary

House leader seeks PHP15,000 across-the-board hike in teachers’ salary

MANILA  (PNA) – A House leader is seeking a PHP15,000 across-the-board increase in the salaries of public school teachers and the provision of other benefits for them as incentives to attract highly qualified teachers into the public school system. Deputy Speaker Romero Quimbo said despite the teachers’ important responsibility of molding children to become productive […]

03.08.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Jimmy Fallon to host Golden Globes

Jimmy Fallon to host Golden Globes

Jimmy Fallon, host of “The Tonight Show,” will kick off Hollywood’s annual awards season as presenter of the 2017 Golden Globes, organizers announced on Tuesday. Fallon is a veteran of the glittering event, having handed out awards in a variety of categories, most recently in 2014. He also hosted the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards. The […]

03.08.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Duterte commended for recognizing weaknesses of party-list system

Duterte commended for recognizing weaknesses of party-list system

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, Aug. 2 (PNA) – Akbayan partylist Senator Risa Hontiveros on Tuesday thanked President Rodrigo Duterte for recognizing the weaknesses of the party-list system. Neophyte senator, however, explained that the abolition as suggested by President Duterte is not the solution to the problem of the party-list system. ”Of course, I’m not […]

03.08.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Veterans’ rights and welfare highlighted in Embassy Talakayan

Veterans’ rights and welfare highlighted in Embassy Talakayan

WASHINGTON, DC – Filipino-American community members and veterans’ rights advocates gathered on 28 July 2016 at the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy for a Talakayan on the Filipino World War II Veterans Parole Program. In July 2015, the White House released the report “Modernizing and Streamlining Our Legal Immigration System for the 21st Century” that announced the parole […]

02.08.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·