War games held as China flexes muscles

War games held as China flexes muscles

By Mynardo Macaraig Manila, Philippines | AFP |   – Thousands of US and Filipino soldiers will on Monday launch annual war games that this year are being seen as a show of strength in the face of China’s increasing assertiveness in the region. The 11-day Balikatan (shoulder-to-shoulder) exercises are expected to show how the Philippines, though severely outgunned, can […]

06.04.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
30 Edison scholars to receive $1.2-M; Each scholar gets $40,000

30 Edison scholars to receive $1.2-M; Each scholar gets $40,000

ROSEMEAD, Calif.,   — Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison, congratulates 30 high school seniors who have been named 2016 Edison Scholars, each winning a $40,000 scholarship. Students will learn of their scholarship award April 11-15 when SCE staffers make notifications that will include surprise visits to some schools. “Congratulations to these deserving Edison Scholars,” said Janet […]

06.04.2016 · Filled under: Offers, Services ·
NFL: Twitter wins Thursday Night Football streaming rights

NFL: Twitter wins Thursday Night Football streaming rights

Twitter has scored a deal to live-stream Thursday night National Football League games, the NFL announced — a move that helps the social media group connect with new audiences. The streaming rights had been hotly contested, with Amazon, Verizon and others reportedly seeking to be the first to help the NFL reach viewers outside the […]

AHA to host free health and wellness day for Asian seniors April 18

AHA to host free health and wellness day for Asian seniors April 18

Event will offer free health screenings, healthy cooking demo and fun dance activity LOS ANGELES, CA – The American Heart Association (AHA) is teaming up with the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA) and Erasto R. Batongmalaque Foundation to host a health and wellness day for seniors in the Asian community on April 18, 2016 at the […]

05.04.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Health & Fitness, Services ·
Fixing vitamin D, depression aids the heart: studies

Fixing vitamin D, depression aids the heart: studies

Taking steps to recover from depression and boost vitamin D levels may improve heart health, according to new research out Saturday.  The findings were contained in two studies presented at the American College of Cardiology conference in Chicago. The first focused on depression, a known risk factor for heart attack, stroke and even death. Researchers […]

04.04.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
A walnut a day keeps the doctor away, says new study

A walnut a day keeps the doctor away, says new study

Daily walnut consumption could have beneficial effects when it comes to delaying age-related health issues, a new study has found. Initial findings from the Walnuts and Healthy Aging (WAHA) study presented at Experimental Biology 2016 (EB) indicate that eating the nuts daily could positively impact blood cholesterol levels without adverse effects on body weight among […]

04.04.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
‘Batman v Superman’ flies high at top of box office

‘Batman v Superman’ flies high at top of box office

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” the blockbuster superhero flick, leapt for a second straight week to the heights of the box office — although with greatly diminished ticket sales, industry estimates showed Sunday. The movie, which pits two iconic superheroes against one other, earned $52.4 million in its second weekend, according to estimates from […]

04.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Aquino calls for meeting with DOTC following airport power outage

Aquino calls for meeting with DOTC following airport power outage

MANILA, Apr 4 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday met with officials of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) following the five-hour power outage that hit the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 (NAIA-3) over the weekend. The meeting held at the President’s Hall was added to the President’s schedule past 10 […]

04.04.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
China to US: ‘Be careful’

China to US: ‘Be careful’

Beijing, China | AFP |   – Beijing’s defense ministry on Thursday warned the US navy to “be careful” in the South China Sea and slammed a newly signed agreement between Washington and the Philippines. Earlier this month, Manila agreed to give US forces access to five military bases, including some close to the disputed South China Sea, where tensions […]

04.04.2016 · Filled under: Asian News ·
Poe regains solo lead in ABS-CBN Pulse Asia survey

Poe regains solo lead in ABS-CBN Pulse Asia survey

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The anticipated “bounce” in Sen. Grace Poe’s numbers to be triggered supposedly by the favorable ruling she had received from the Supreme Court has yet to show. The latest ABS-CBN survey conducted by Pulse Asia showed the neophyte senator reclaiming solo lead among prospective winners in the May presidential election. Poe got […]

04.04.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Sheena is now ‘on sale’

Sheena is now ‘on sale’

Sheena Halili is part of Starstruck 1. A lot of her batchmates are now moms, like Jennylyn Mercado, Yasmien Kurdi, Katrina Halili, Cristine Reyes and the latest one is Nadine Samonte who’s now pregnant. Now 29 years old, Sheena says she can feel the pressure to have her own family and also be a mom […]

04.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Journey at Pechanga hosts for the 4th time the exclusive Kore 2016 Pro-Am

Journey at Pechanga hosts for the 4th time the exclusive Kore 2016 Pro-Am

Kore 2016 Pro-Am comes back to Journey at Pechanga on April 3 and 4, 2016. Pechanga is holding the tournament at their resort for the fourth year as the proud official sponsor. Journey at Pechanga is Pechanga Resort & Casino’s premiere championship golf course, already well known among many Asian golfers. This year, 26 talented LPGA golfers were […]

03.04.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Happenings, Sports & Recreation ·
Jim Parsons cast in “Hidden Figures”

Jim Parsons cast in “Hidden Figures”

Actor Jim Parsons, known for his role as Sheldon Cooper in “Big Bang Theory”, will be joining director Ted Melfi’s “Hidden Figures” for Fox 2000, reports Deadline Hollywood. The film is based on the story of a group of African-American female mathematics geniuses that worked with NASA during the space race. It stars Octavia Spencer, […]

03.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Can Polestar drive into the mainstream?

Can Polestar drive into the mainstream?

BMW has its M cars, there are a host of AMG-powered Mercedes, the Audi RS range is getting bigger and faster by the month and now Volvo wants a bigger slice of the luxury sports car market. Volvo’s Polestar division focuses predominantly on track cars but since 2014 has been officially working its magic on […]

03.04.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
How a new Filipino studio could add authentic flavor to ‘Assassin’s Creed,’ ‘Far Cry’

How a new Filipino studio could add authentic flavor to ‘Assassin’s Creed,’ ‘Far Cry’

Worldwide studio network and video game publishing giant Ubisoft is opening a new studio in the Philippines. Could the addition of a second South East Asian team improve Filipino representation in video games, just as Ubisoft Singapore designed a locally inspired high-rise for another Ubisoft game? So far, Filipino characters and locations have been most […]

03.04.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Online ·
Balmain leads the couture wig revival trend with new custom-made service

Balmain leads the couture wig revival trend with new custom-made service

One of the most headline-grabbing looks from Paris Fashion Week had nothing to do with fashion and everything to do with hair. When Balmain Creative Director Olivier Rousteing took Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and his army of ‘It’ models and dressed them in color swap wigs, it caused a media sensation. Images of a blonde […]

03.04.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Lifestyle ·
Introducing the new cult beauty icon: the ‘Seoulista’

Introducing the new cult beauty icon: the ‘Seoulista’

There’s no doubt about it, Korea is the hottest beauty trend right now. And just as beauty lovers around the world covet the nonchalant grooming habits of the French or the polished gloss of New Yorkers, the “Seoulista” has risen to star status. What is a Seoulista exactly? The term was coined by Lee Eun-im, […]

03.04.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Iya Villania is pregnant

Iya Villania is pregnant

After two years of being a married couple, Iya Villania and Drew Arellano are finally having a baby. They revealed the good news on Easter Sunday through a post on their respective Instagram pages where Arellano can be seen pointing at an Easter egg drawn on Villania’s stomach. In the caption, Arellano wrote: “I found […]

03.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
From blood type to paleo: a look at some of the most popular diets

From blood type to paleo: a look at some of the most popular diets

There are plenty of diets to choose from these days. To find one that best suits your needs or goals — and which seems feasible — here’s a look at of some of the most popular diets of the moment. The alkaline diet: banish acidity The alkaline diet seeks to reduce the effects of foods […]

03.04.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Finally,  a $15 an hour wage and paid sick leave for IHSS providers

Finally, a $15 an hour wage and paid sick leave for IHSS providers

BY UDWA BLOG   This blog post originally appeared on udwa.org. All across this state – from the streets of San Diego to the legislative chambers of Sacramento – home care workers have made our voices heard! For the past year we have rallied and marched alongside thousands of underpaid workers to make one thing clear: […]

03.04.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·