PHL welcomes more US forces to ‘counter China’

PHL welcomes more US forces to ‘counter China’

By Mynardo Macaraig Manila, Philippines | AFP |  – The Philippine Supreme Court ruled Tuesday a security accord with the United States was legal, allowing more US forces into the former American colony as it seeks to counter Chinese expansion in the South China Sea. The 10-year agreement, signed in 2014 but not implemented due to legal challenges, will […]

15.01.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PHL exports down 1.1% in November: PSA

PHL exports down 1.1% in November: PSA

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Philippine exports registered a slight drop in November 2015, the latest data on merchandise trade released by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) on Tuesday showed. The country’s shipments for the month reached $5.117 billion, down 1.1 percent down from $5.175 billion a year earlier. Electronic products, the Philippines’ top export earner, accounted […]

15.01.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Kris begs off from ‘Pilipinas Got Talent’

Kris begs off from ‘Pilipinas Got Talent’

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Kris Aquino begged off from accepting the role as juror in the new season of the reality show, “Pilipinas Got Talent.” Kris, 44, thinks it’s no longer healthy for her to accept as much projects as she used to. “Kaya daw baka ang ‘Kris TV’ (aired from Monday to Friday on ABS-CBN) […]

15.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Children Now, Bonta, AG join forces to help kids exposed to trauma

Children Now, Bonta, AG join forces to help kids exposed to trauma

OAKLAND, CA – This week Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) introduced AB 1644, co-sponsored by Children Now, to increase support for one of the greatest public health crises of our time: adverse childhood experiences and trauma. The bill is part of a multi-year effort to help children exposed to abuse, neglect, violence and other traumatic experiences. […]

15.01.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Limited edition ‘Year Of The Monkey’ collection

Limited edition ‘Year Of The Monkey’ collection

The collection features exclusive Asian tea-inspired chocolates  and kicks off the chocolatier’s 90th Anniversary New York (Jan. 11, 2016) – In celebration of Lunar New Year, legendary Belgian chocolatier GODIVA debuted the Year of the Monkey collection in North America. Building off of the success of its previous Lunar New Year collections, including last year’s […]

15.01.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Holidays, Lunar New Year, Offers, Promotions ·
Cuisia talks South China Sea tension in DC

Cuisia talks South China Sea tension in DC

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. addressed issues surrounding the South China Sea and the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in a speech to the prestigious Foreign Policy Discussion Group (FPDG) of Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, arguing that an atmosphere characterized by tension and insecurity does not bode well for economic prosperity and integration. The Ambassador outlined […]

14.01.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Research finds chromium supplements could carry health risks

Research finds chromium supplements could carry health risks

(Relaxnews) – A recent Australian study has found potential health risks associated with the long-term consumption of chromium supplements, as the mineral is partially converted into a cancer-causing form in cells. Chromium is an essential trace element known for its role in helping to control blood sugar when taken long term. Before reaching for chromium […]

13.01.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Madonna, Elton John honor Bowie with covers

Madonna, Elton John honor Bowie with covers

(New York-AFP) – David Bowie’s music has returned to stage after his death, with stars including Madonna and Elton John dedicating emotional tributes to the legend — by singing his songs. The British rock legend’s death on Sunday at age 69 after an undisclosed battle with cancer has triggered an outpouring of grief from fans […]

13.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
US counts down to record $1.5 bn jackpot

US counts down to record $1.5 bn jackpot

(New York-AFP) – What would you do with a whopping $1.5 billion? That will be the question on many Americans’ lips Wednesday, when the draw is made for the largest lottery jackpot in US history. Even after the taxman calls, the Powerball jackpot could make the lucky winner wealthier than the likes of football star […]

13.01.2016 · Filled under: Home & Garden, U.S. News ·
Amber Heard linked with ‘Aquaman’ role

Amber Heard linked with ‘Aquaman’ role

(Relaxnews) – US actress Amber Heard appears to be next in line to join Jason Momoa in 2018 superhero movie “Aquaman.” Heard is said to have been approached for an ongoing role in Warner Bros’s DC Comics adaptations, starting with “Justice League Part One” in 2017 and then “Aquaman” the following year. The DC Extended […]

13.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Vatican cookbook dishes on favorite papal dishes

Vatican cookbook dishes on favorite papal dishes

(Relaxnews) – Want to eat like a pope? A cookbook featuring dishes eaten at the Vatican is set to be released in English after first being released in German in 2014. In addition to shedding light on the types of meals eaten by members of the Swiss Guard — elite soldiers who protect the pope […]

13.01.2016 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Jinggoy, Bong seek furlough to pay last respects to Kuya Germs

Jinggoy, Bong seek furlough to pay last respects to Kuya Germs

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Detained Senators Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. have asked the Sandiganbayan to allow them to leave detention for a few hours to attend the wake of entertainment industry patriarch German “Kuya Germs” Moreno. In his urgent motion submitted to the Sandiganbayan Fifth Division, Estrada on Monday asked the court to […]

13.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Philippine News ·
Pinoys mainly concerned with inflation, salaries: Pulse Asia

Pinoys mainly concerned with inflation, salaries: Pulse Asia

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Managing inflation and higher salaries remain the urgent national concerns of Filipinos, according to a Pulse Asia survey released on Monday. “The leading urgent national concerns of Filipinos are mostly economic in nature,” the pollster noted. With a five-percentage point decline in the concern over increasing workers’ pay (42 percent) compared with […]

13.01.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Clinton visits San Gabriel, slams GOP hateful rhetoric

Clinton visits San Gabriel, slams GOP hateful rhetoric

By Abner Galino “They forget a fundamental lesson about our great country. Being an open and tolerant society does not make us vulnerable. It’s at the core of our strength.” With these words, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton slammed the supposed “hateful rhetoric” of Republican presidential candidates before a well-attended gathering of Asian-Americans in a […]

13.01.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Obama hopes to stoke optimism in farewell union address

Obama hopes to stoke optimism in farewell union address

By Andrew Beatty Washington, United States | AFP |  - Barack Obama will use his final State of the Union address Tuesday, one of the last grandstand occasions of his presidency, to define his legacy and make the case for optimism amid an angst-ridden election race. Seven years ago, a youthful President Obama’s first address to Congress surprised some […]

13.01.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Tom recharged, misses Megan, among others

Tom recharged, misses Megan, among others

TOM Rodriguez somehow feels sad now that “Marimar”, where he plays Sergio Santibañez, is ending soon. “I will miss all the people I’m working within the show, from Megan Young to Tita Jaclyn Jose and all our co-stars, pati si Direk Dominic Zapata kasi naging maganda talaga ang bonding naming lahat during the taping,” he […]

13.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·

Vietnam issues second warning to China over island flights

Hanoi, Vietnam | AFP |   – Vietnam has issued its second rebuke in a week to Beijing, accusing its northern neighbour of “threatening peace” after more Chinese aircraft landed on a contested reef in the South China Sea. Chinese state media on Wednesday said two civilian planes landed on one of the islands in the Fiery Cross reef in […]

12.01.2016 · Filled under: World News ·

Jeb Bush races to salvage presidential campaign

By Michael Mathes Washington, United States | AFP   – Jeb Bush’s US presidential bid is boiling down to early voting New Hampshire, some associates say, while others envision his protracted battle for the Republican nomination stretching deep into the spring. Either way, supporters and analysts agree it will be difficult for Bush, a former Florida governor and son and […]

12.01.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

KC reveals sister Frankie wants to be a singer

Frankie Pangilinan seems to be following the musical footsteps of her mother Sharon Cuneta. According to Pangilinan’s sister, KC Concepcion, the 15-year-old is very passionate about music. “Nakikita ko na mahal na mahal niyang kumanta. She loves composing, singing, playing guitar. I would never want to clip someone’s wings. I think everyone deserves to shine […]

12.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·

Nikki Gil bids farewell to MYX PH

MANILA, Jan 11 (Mabuhay) — After more than a decade, host-singer Nikki Gil is saying goodbye to MYX Philippines. The 28-year-old Gil Friday posted her farewell message on her Instagram account. She wrote as the accompanying caption to a photo of her and Luis Manzano: “Watching my 17-year-old self in a painfully awkward audition for […]

11.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·