Gazmin, French ambassador sign arrangement for defense cooperation

Gazmin, French ambassador sign arrangement for defense cooperation

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Department of National Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin and French Ambassador Thierry Mathou formally signed on May 11 the arrangement which will serve as framework of defense cooperation between the Philippines and France. The two countries have been negotiating for the defense arrangement since 2014, DND spokesperson Dr. Peter Paul Galvez said in […]

14.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Smartmatic official insists code update was cosmetic, straightforward

Smartmatic official insists code update was cosmetic, straightforward

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Smartmatic official who tweaked the script of the transparency server on Thursday maintained that the update was just a straightforward “minor” cosmetic change that did not require the permission of the top officials of the Commission on Elections (Comelec). In a press conference on Friday, Marlon Garcia, Smartmatic’s project director, said […]

14.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
WHO approves new, faster treatment for drug-resistant TB

WHO approves new, faster treatment for drug-resistant TB

The World Health Organization approved a new treatment for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) on Thursday, a crucial step towards replacing an old, costly therapy that is brutal on patients and only 50-percent effective. An estimated 480,000 people contract MDR-TB each year, accounting for roughly five percent of the 9.6 million TB cases recorded annually worldwide. […]

13.05.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
NaFFAA commends ‘Family Reunification for Filipino WWII Veterans’ program

NaFFAA commends ‘Family Reunification for Filipino WWII Veterans’ program

Washington, D.C. “Yesterday’s announcement from the Department of Homeland Security that family members of Filipino World War II veterans can now apply for parole visas and reunite with their parents here in the United States, is very heartening,” says NaFFAA National Chair JT Mallonga. “Our courageous heroes, who have waited for up to 20 years, deserve the opportunity to […]

13.05.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Julia Montes recalls past trauma

Julia Montes recalls past trauma

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Although she has found success as an actress, Julia Montes admits that there are times when she still experiences bouts of insecurity because of a traumatic experience when she was still a young girl. Montes revealed that while growing up, she was shamed by an undisclosed person, who told her grandmother that […]

13.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Jake denies work is the reason why he’s single

Jake denies work is the reason why he’s single

Jake Cuenca currently has his hands full. Aside from being part of “Ang Probinsyano,” he will soon start taping “Because You Love Me,” a television series also starring Yen Santos and Gerald Anderson. He, however, denied that his busy work schedule is the reason why his love life has to temporarily take the backseat. “No […]

13.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Duterte, ‘independent’ Senate can work together: solons

Duterte, ‘independent’ Senate can work together: solons

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Presumptive President Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte can expect an “independent” Senate that can have a working relationship with him, two senators have said. While they kept mum on the possible changes in the next composition of the chamber, incumbent Senate President Franklin Drilon and reelected Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III assured Duterte that […]

13.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Leni’s social media basher apologizes for ‘vicious’ comment

Leni’s social media basher apologizes for ‘vicious’ comment

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The 16-year-old social media basher of Vice Presidential candidate and Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo apologized for her post against the lawmaker. In a social media post, the student basher said she wished Robredo had died in a plane crash so she can join her late husband, former Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo. […]

13.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Life after bankruptcy

Life after bankruptcy

According to government statistics, 1.664,000 Americans filed for bankruptcy between September 2010 and September 2011. What does this mean? It means you are not alone! For many, bankruptcy provides a second financial chance. Although a bankruptcy filing will stay on your credit record for up to 10 years, it need not be the dire problem […]

13.05.2016 · Filled under: Atty. Paul M. Allen, Legal Matters ·
Jairus, Sharlene already a couple?

Jairus, Sharlene already a couple?

Teen stars Sharlene San Pedro and Jairus Aquino on Thursday stressed that they are just good friends. The two young stars said that they are both waiting for the right time. “Dapat pagdating ng tamang panahon doon pa lang, huwag basta-basta,” San Pedro said. “Ako kapag nakita mo na ‘yung tamang tao, doon pa lang […]

12.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Chilly in the chocolate factory: Togo finds melting fix

Chilly in the chocolate factory: Togo finds melting fix

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12.05.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Undone beauty rules the red carpet at Cannes

Undone beauty rules the red carpet at Cannes

The 2016 Cannes Film Festival is finally here, and it looks like a sassy, slightly undone approach to glamour is going to be on the menu this season. Here are some of the most glamorous beauty looks from the opening ceremony and photo calls. Kristen Stewart unveiled a fresh, pretty look that managed to look […]

12.05.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
30 killed, 22 hurt in election violence — CHR

30 killed, 22 hurt in election violence — CHR

MANILA, May 12 (Mabuhay) — At least 30 have been killed and 22 injured in election-related violence based on reports verified by the Commission on Human Rights (CHR). Gemma Parojinog, officer in charge of the CHR policy office, said a total of 72 election-related cases of killings, strafing, gun poking, demolition and harassment have been […]

12.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
4th Historic Filipinotown PHL Independence Day Parade June 4

4th Historic Filipinotown PHL Independence Day Parade June 4

Los Angeles – The 4th  Historic Filipinotown PH Independence Parade Committee (4HFTIDC) cordially invites all Filipino-American organizations to participate in the 4th Historic Filipinotown Kalayaan Parade on June 4 beginning at 9 a.m. Organizers said assembly time is scheduled at 8 a.m. at the assembly area in front of the Silver Lake Medical Center (SLMC). […]

12.05.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Happenings, Local News ·
PDP-Laban receiving feelers from those who want to jump ship: Koko Pimentel

PDP-Laban receiving feelers from those who want to jump ship: Koko Pimentel

MANILA, May 12 (Mabuhay) – The PDP-Laban is now receiving feelers from those who want to join the party as Davao City Rodrigo Duterte seems on his way to winning the May 9 presidential election. “Too many to keep track,” Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III, president of Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan, said when asked if […]

12.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Sam Milby is looking for someone to marry

Sam Milby is looking for someone to marry

Sam Milby is looking for a partner for life, according to his close friend John Prats. Prats said the 31-year-old Milby is “searching” for someone to marry and wants to have kids as soon as possible. “Gusto na niya. Actually nung kinasal pa lang ako, ang usapan kasi namin mago-overnight siya after nung wedding. Pero […]

12.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Marcos must show ERs, hash codes to prove cheating: IT expert

Marcos must show ERs, hash codes to prove cheating: IT expert

MANILA, May 12 (Mabuhay) – The camp of Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. must present election returns and hash codes to prove allegations that the results of the vice-presidential election are being rigged, an IT expert said Thursday. IT expert Lito Averia made the claim after the legal team of Senator Marcos said there were […]

12.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Nicola Peltz joins star Thomas Mann in “Our House’

Nicola Peltz joins star Thomas Mann in “Our House’

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Nicola Peltz has joined the cast of “Our House,” a film by Anthony Scott Burns that stars Thomas Mann. The 21-year-old actress played a girlfriend to Norman on the A&E television show “Bates Motel,” based on Alfred Hitchcock’s movie “Psycho.” She had a leading role in “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” […]

11.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Junk food and fat can cause similar damage to the body as type 2 diabetes finds new study

Junk food and fat can cause similar damage to the body as type 2 diabetes finds new study

A new study published this week has found that junk food can cause the same damage to the kidneys as Type 2 diabetes. Patients with Type 2 diabetes either don’t produce enough insulin, or their body doesn’t react to it, which can cause a build-up of sugar (glucose) in the blood. If this occurs the […]

11.05.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Fil-Ams to hold centennial celebration for NVM Gonzalez

Fil-Ams to hold centennial celebration for NVM Gonzalez

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA – Friends, colleagues and former students of Nestor Vicente Madali Gonzalez, better known as NVM Gonzalez will remember him at a Centennial Celebration on Saturday, May 21, 2016. The event will be held at the Echo Park Branch Library located at 1410 W Temple Street, Los Angeles from 2-5 p.m. NVM was born […]

11.05.2016 · Filled under: Books, Happenings, Local News ·