Duterte firm: Next month’s PHL-US war games the last under his term

Duterte firm: Next month’s PHL-US war games the last under his term

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte put all doubts to rest as regards his recent pronouncement that next month’s joint military exercises between the Philippines and the US would be the last under his term as commander-in-chief. “In my term, yes,” Duterte said in a news conference when asked if he meant that the exercises […]

02.10.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Jones Law Centennial Celebration highlights PHL-US friendship based on shared values

Jones Law Centennial Celebration highlights PHL-US friendship based on shared values

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The sixth Annual Historic House Party of the William A. Jones Home in Warsaw, Virginia commemorated on 24 September 2016 the centennial of the Philippine Autonomy Act, otherwise known as the Jones Act for Philippine Independence, which was enacted by the 64th Congress of the United States of America on 29 August 1916. Organized […]

30.09.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Jones Law Centennial Dinner celebrates momentous step towards PHL Independence

Jones Law Centennial Dinner celebrates momentous step towards PHL Independence

WASHINGTON, DC –  “Yesterday was a milestone in the history of the Philippines as a nation, and of Filipinos as a people. And we are gathered to commemorate a historic and momentous dinner that took place in this city, at a hotel not too far from here, one hundred years ago last night.” Thus were the […]

07.09.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Fil-Ams celebrate Independence Day, have message for Duterte

Fil-Ams celebrate Independence Day, have message for Duterte

By Nimfa U. Rueda LOS ANGELES – Hundreds of Filipino-Americans paraded through Historic Filipinotown in Los Angeles on June 4 to celebrate the 118th Philippine Independence Day. Cheering crowds watched a marching band, local beauty queens on floats, community leaders in a convoy of cars, Harley-Davidson motorcycle riders in formation and dozens of participants who marched while […]

08.06.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
UN agency: SC ruling on Poe a victory for foundlings, stateless

UN agency: SC ruling on Poe a victory for foundlings, stateless

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the Philippines has welcomed the Supreme Court’s (SC) landmark ruling “favoring foundlings as citizens,” referring to the high tribunal’s decision to allow Sen. Grace Poe to run for president in the May polls. UNHCR country representative Bernard Kerblat highlighted that the Philippines has […]

22.03.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
AF3IRM South Bay joins International Women’s Day March

AF3IRM South Bay joins International Women’s Day March

Long Beach, CA – Hazel Koons, coordinator of AF3IRM South Bay announced that the chapter will join the second annual International Women’s Day mass action on March 6 at 12 noon at the Los Angeles Police Department, 100 w. 1st  Street in  downtown Los Angeles. Koons said that a contigent of students, professionals from the […]

04.03.2016 · Filled under: Happenings ·
China to secure ‘de facto’ control of S. China Sea: US admiral

China to secure ‘de facto’ control of S. China Sea: US admiral

By Thomas Watkins Washington, United States | AFP |  – China is on its way to securing “de facto” control of the South China Sea, a top US admiral warned Thursday, amid growing unease over Beijing’s continued military build up in the contested waterway. By building air bases and hardened bunkers on tiny islands, some of which are reclaimed […]

02.03.2016 · Filled under: World News ·
Vietnam decries Chinese missile deployment on island

Vietnam decries Chinese missile deployment on island

Hanoi, Vietnam | AFP  – Vietnam on Friday hit out at China’s deployment of missiles on a disputed island chain, saying Beijing had “seriously violated” its sovereignty as international censure mounted over the apparent militarisation of the hotly-contested zone. Chinese state media on Thursday confirmed the presence of unspecified weapons on Woody Island, part of the Paracels chain. […]

24.02.2016 · Filled under: Asian News ·
Aquino ‘shocked’ by the passing of esteemed Inquirer editor-in-chief

Aquino ‘shocked’ by the passing of esteemed Inquirer editor-in-chief

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III counts himself among the many politicians “shocked” and saddened by the unexpected passing of veteran journalist and longtime Philippine Daily Inquirer editor-in-chief Letty Jimenez Magsanoc. “My thoughts and prayers are with her family and all her colleagues in the Philippine Daily Inquirer at this time of profound […]

27.12.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Aquino urges Filipinos to emulate Bonifacio’s courage

Aquino urges Filipinos to emulate Bonifacio’s courage

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday urged Filipinos to emulate the courage shown by Andres Bonifacio and do their own share in helping the country progress. In a statement released on Bonifacio’s 152nd birth anniversary, Aquino paid tribute to the hero’s “boldness in defending our motherland” and “his determination to edify himself […]

01.12.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
US defense chief jabs at Beijing in S. China Sea visit

US defense chief jabs at Beijing in S. China Sea visit

By Thomas WATKINS Aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt, Undefined | AFP |  – Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Thursday visited a US aircraft carrier in the South China Sea, where he took a jab at Chinese actions that have been blamed for raising tension in the disputed waterway. Carter flew to the USS Roosevelt – […]

11.11.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Asian Americans advancing justice celebrates landmark victory for marriage equality

Asian Americans advancing justice celebrates landmark victory for marriage equality

WASHINGTON – In response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision today in Obergefell v. Hodges, which declares that same-sex couples have the freedom to marry under the U.S. Constitution, Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice) issues the following statement: “As civil rights organizations, Advancing Justice is thrilled that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled for […]

02.07.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
PHL, Vietnam troops play sports on disputed island

PHL, Vietnam troops play sports on disputed island

Manila, Philippines (AFP)   – Filipino and Vietnamese troops played football and tug-of-war on a disputed South China Sea island on Wednesday, officials said, closing ranks as their rival China ramps up construction of artificial islands. The games took place on Philippine-held Northeast Cay, just 2.7 kilometers (1.7 miles) from Southwest Cay which is controlled […]

29.05.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News, Sports & Recreation ·
Singapore in mourning as first PM Lee Kuan Yew dies

Singapore in mourning as first PM Lee Kuan Yew dies

by Martin ABBUGAO Singapore, Singapore, AFP, Monday 3/23/2015 – Singapore was plunged into mourning and world leaders united in tribute Monday after the death of Lee Kuan Yew, the iron-fisted politician who transformed a colonial backwater into a world financial center. His son, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, issued a statement before dawn announcing the […]

23.03.2015 · Filled under: Asian News ·
1st Capas Freedom March April 11

1st Capas Freedom March April 11

Los Angeles – Come April 11,, thousands of people from all walks of life will gather in Capas, Tarlac in the Philippines to commemorate the agonizing battle of the heroes of the Bataan Death March dubbed “The Capas Freedom March”.  Local and foreign military personnel who fought in the war, family members and friends of a […]

17.03.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Obama in Selma: ‘Our march is not over’

Obama in Selma: ‘Our march is not over’

By Jérôme Cartillier / Andrew Beatty Selma, United States |AFP|  – US President Barack Obama rallied a new generation of Americans to the spirit of the civil rights struggle on Saturday, warning their march for freedom “is not yet finished.” In a forceful speech in Selma, Alabama on the 50th anniversary of the brutal repression […]

11.03.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Take two from U2 with film version of album

Take two from U2 with film version of album

(NEW YORK-AFP) – U2, who faced mockery for sending their album for free to iTunes’ half billion users, are back with a new experiment — a film version by leading urban artists. “Films of Innocence” will feature motion pictures by 11 artists known for work in city spaces. The Irish band said the artists were […]

19.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
2-day celebration for the 70th Anniversary of Leyte Landing in Carson Oct. 19

2-day celebration for the 70th Anniversary of Leyte Landing in Carson Oct. 19

The Filipino Veterans Foundation /E.R.B. Foundation in cooperation with the City of Carson and Carson High School, hosts a 5-K Walkathon at the Carson Civic Center on October 19, from 8 AM to 12 Noon to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Leyte Landing.  The walkathon starts and ends for 3 laps  at the Rizal Monument  […]

08.10.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Modern-day pirate movie ‘South China Sea’ aims for Tom Cruise

Modern-day pirate movie ‘South China Sea’ aims for Tom Cruise

(Relaxnews) – According to Deadline, the star has been offered the lead role of a modern-day American pirate in this action movie described as “Fast & Furious” on water. Produced by Millenium Films (“The Expendables”), “South China Sea” will be helmed by the Swedish duo Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein, who directed the 2012 fantasy […]

08.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Could you go 99 days without checking Facebook?

Could you go 99 days without checking Facebook?

(Relaxnews) – Facebook came under fire recently for experimenting with 700,000 of its users’ moods by altering their newsfeeds, but an interesting counter-experiment that makes the site the subject of investigation is taking the Internet by storm. “99 Days of Freedom” sees users stay away from Facebook for 99 consecutive days, filling in a “happiness […]

28.07.2014 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
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