Aquino calls for global cooperation vs terror

Aquino calls for global cooperation vs terror

MANILA, Jan 12 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday called for international cooperation on global issues, including terrorism and climate change. In his toast during the annual New Year Vin d’Honneur, Aquino said countries “can no longer look at complex issues and situations with a parochial mindset.” “We can work together: each person […]

12.01.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
NaFFAA renews call for Temporary Protected Status for PHL

NaFFAA renews call for Temporary Protected Status for PHL

Washington, D.C. As the Filipino American community prepares to mark the first year anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan, the National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) is renewing its call on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to do the right thing and grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to 200,000 Filipino nationals in the U.S. “Allowing undocumented Filipinos this immigration […]

14.11.2014 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
Aquino only listens to ‘voices in his head’ – ‘Yolanda’ survivors

Aquino only listens to ‘voices in his head’ – ‘Yolanda’ survivors

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A group of survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” hit President Benigno Aquino III for his alleged “incompetent” response a year after the tragedy. “It is clear that PNoy (Aquino’s monicker) only listens to voices in his head and not to us ‘Yolanda’ survivors who are supposed to be his bosses,” Dr. Efleda Bautista, […]

11.11.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Lea Salonga, Lou Diamond Phillips, Apl.de.Ap, Christine Rocas, Rodell Rosel lead celebrities in Haiyan concert

Lea Salonga, Lou Diamond Phillips, Apl.de.Ap, Christine Rocas, Rodell Rosel lead celebrities in Haiyan concert

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Award-winning Broadway artist Lea Salonga, Hollywood actor Lou Diamond Phillips, tenor Rodell Rosel, ballet dancer Christine Rocas, singer Apl.de.ap and a host of other celebrities will come together in the nation’s capital for a benefit concert for victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The Philippine Embassy said the concert, dubbed “After the Storm,” will be staged at the Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts here […]

16.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings ·
Consulate commemorates 28th EDSA People Power Revolution

Consulate commemorates 28th EDSA People Power Revolution

Los Angeles – The Philippine Consulate General commemorated the 28th anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution with the theme “Kapit Bisig Tungo Sa Pagbangon” with a Mass and feature presentation on the Peace Project held at the Community Hall of the Consulate General on 25 February 2014. Consul General Maria Hellen Barber De La Vega […]

04.03.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
PHL economy to grow 7-7.5% in 2014 – Metrobanks FMIC

PHL economy to grow 7-7.5% in 2014 – Metrobanks FMIC

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Despite the natural calamities last year, higher spending by the government and private sectors to fund the reconstruction of damaged areas will sustain the growth momentum this year, First Metro Investment Corp., the investment banker of the Metrobank Group said Monday. While the Philippines suffered the devastation wreaked by storms and earthquakes, […]

07.01.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Aquino meets with UN chief Ban Ki-Moon in Malacañang

Aquino meets with UN chief Ban Ki-Moon in Malacañang

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III received United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a courtesy call at the Malacañang Palace on Saturday morning. The UN Secretary-General arrived in the country Friday evening. Ban was welcomed by the President and Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario upon his arrival at the Palace. Ban will […]

26.12.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
In this time of adversity, Jessica Cox serves as an inspiration

In this time of adversity, Jessica Cox serves as an inspiration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Typhoon victims in the Philippines, particularly those who lost arms or legs as a result of their injuries, should draw strength and inspiration from armless Filipino-American pilot and motivational speaker Jessica Cox. “Jessica has risen from adversity and can definitely inspire our people, especially those who are experiencing adversity as a result […]

09.12.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Wells Fargo donates $250,000 for Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts

Wells Fargo donates $250,000 for Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts

ExpressSend Remittance Transfer Fees to the Philippines waived; Wells Fargo ATMs to accept donations for American Red Cross  Taguig, Philippines — November 13, 2013 Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is supporting the Philippines typhoon and flood relief effort with a grant of $250,000 – more than Php 10 million – with $125,000 going to the American Red Cross and $125,000 to the International […]

20.11.2013 · Filled under: Services ·
US troops shocked by devastation

US troops shocked by devastation

By Jason Gutierrez TACLOBAN, November 11, 2013 (AFP) – US Marines Monday expressed shock at the devastation unleashed by Super Typhoon Haiyan after they flew into a ravaged central Philippines island where General Douglas MacArthur famously fulfilled his vow: “I shall return.” About 90 US personnel based in Japan arrived in the city of Tacloban […]

12.11.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
EU mobilizes P600M for Yolanda victims

EU mobilizes P600M for Yolanda victims

MANILA, Nov 11 (Mabuhay) — The European Union on Monday said it has mobilized P600 million in humanitarian assistance to the Philippines for the areas ravaged by Typhoon Yolanda. EU Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs said he convened an emergency meeting with EU ambassadors in Manila to discuss the extent of the devastation in Visayas and […]

11.11.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Aquino orders thorough study of Mindanao devastation

Aquino orders thorough study of Mindanao devastation

MANILA, Dec 8 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III ordered the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to investigate the devastation caused by Typhoon Pablo to prevent further loss of lives in the future. The President said during […]

11.12.2012 · Filled under: Environment, Philippine News ·