Zika likely to spread in Asia Pacific: WHO

Zika likely to spread in Asia Pacific: WHO

The Zika virus is set to spread through Asia, the World Health Organization warned Monday, with hundreds of cases reported in Singapore and two Thai babies diagnosed with Zika-linked microcephaly. The mosquito-borne virus has been detected in 70 countries worldwide including at least 19 countries in the Asia Pacific region, said WHO director for health […]

10.10.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Fil-Am nurse educator receives Master Teacher Award and selected as an item-writer for NCLEX

Fil-Am nurse educator receives Master Teacher Award and selected as an item-writer for NCLEX

Donald Laurino, MSN,CCRN,CMSRN,PHN,RN-BC, a Filipino-American nurse educator, was recently selected as the honorable mention recipient of Elsevier Master Teacher Award 2016. His nomination reflects the commitment he has shown not only to bettering students’ lives, but also to improving the quality of health care provided to patients.  His selection for honorable mention places him among […]

30.07.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
PHL Museum of Natural History design celebrates nature, Science & Arts

PHL Museum of Natural History design celebrates nature, Science & Arts

WASHINGTON, DC – Art and science enthusiasts and members of the Filipino community gathered at the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy on Friday, 15 July 2016, for a presentation by Architect Dominic Galicia on the creation of the new National Museum of Natural History in Manila’s Rizal Park. The Museum of Natural History will be housed in the […]

24.07.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Pacquiao back to PHL after last bout vs. Bradley

Pacquiao back to PHL after last bout vs. Bradley

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA, April 14 (PNA) – Fresh from what he considered his last bout in Las Vegas, boxing icon Manny Pacquiao greeted a sea of Filipino fans with a big smile who welcomed him back to Manila on Thursday morning. The newly-retired champion arrived the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) at around […]

14.04.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News, Sports & Recreation ·
World Book Day – Nanie Guanlao and his free library in Manila

World Book Day – Nanie Guanlao and his free library in Manila

In the Makati district of Manila in the Philippines, there’s a large sign outside the front of an otherwise unassuming house stating “free reading to the public”. Over the last fifteen years, Ernando ‘Nanie’ Guanlao has transformed his home into a library, open to anyone and everyone. Starting with only 100 books, the 63 year-old former accountant has […]

03.03.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Books, Offers, Online, Promotions, Services ·
Fun and self-discovery await next-gen Filipino-Americans on now tour 2016

Fun and self-discovery await next-gen Filipino-Americans on now tour 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Filipino-Americans aged 18 to 44 have the chance to rediscover their roots while taking on an exciting adventure in the Philippines by joining the “Now Philippines Tour” or simply, NOW Tour 2016, to be held on 7-14 April 2016 in the key destinations of Manila, Dumaguete and Cebu. “Wherever I go in the United States, […]

22.02.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Offers, Promotions ·
Center seeks more space to save monkey-eating Philippine eagle

Center seeks more space to save monkey-eating Philippine eagle

Manila, Philippines | AFP |   − A Philippine breeding centre trying to save the country’s critically endangered monkey-eating eagle has been so successful it is now scrambling for space, officials said Monday. Another eaglet was hatched last week, the second in barely three months, helping the giant bird’s fight against extinction. The chick, born from the natural mating of […]

16.02.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Help us BOX A SMILE for 3,000 kids this Christmas

Help us BOX A SMILE for 3,000 kids this Christmas

The LBC Foundation, in cooperation with Project Pearls, aims to move love this Christmas through its project BOX A SMILE. The LBC Foundation is the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of LBC Express. Together with Project PEARLS, a non-profit organization, whose vision of seeking to protect and provide the basic human rights of the poorest of the poor […]

29.09.2015 · Filled under: Offers, Promotions, Services ·
Spandau Ballet, Blake, 9 Filipino cast members of Miss Saigon West End to perform at ‘ASAP 20 Live in London’

Spandau Ballet, Blake, 9 Filipino cast members of Miss Saigon West End to perform at ‘ASAP 20 Live in London’

World-class U.K-based mainstream acts confirmed to join Europe’s biggest Filipino event on September 6, 2015 at The SSE Arena Wembley LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM   – “It just keeps getting bigger.” This was the enthusiastic statement of ABS-CBN Managing Director of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Kai V. Rodriguez when she shared the big news that major stars from […]

PHL casino operator posts loss after betting on boom

PHL casino operator posts loss after betting on boom

Manila, Philippines | AFP |  – Philippine casino operator Bloomberry Resorts on Thursday reported multi-million dollar losses as costs soared from the expansion of its Manila operation as well as pioneering investments in South Korea. Bloomberry, operator of Manila’s Solaire casino, swung into the red with an after-tax net loss of 786.55 million pesos ($17 […]

17.08.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
US navy rescues 11 Pinoy fishermen from sinking boat

US navy rescues 11 Pinoy fishermen from sinking boat

  Manila, Philippines (AFP)  – A US navy ship has rescued 11 Filipino fishermen after monsoon rains caused their boat to capsize in the South China Sea, the American embassy and provincial officials in the Philippines said. A photograph of Sunday’s rescue released by the US embassy showed several of the fishermen on the upper […]

21.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
GrabCar becomes Philippines’ first authorised ride-sharing app

GrabCar becomes Philippines’ first authorised ride-sharing app

(Manila-AFP) – Philippine transport authorities authorised GrabCar as the first company to operate under new rules governing ride-sharing apps, state and company officials said Wednesday. Singapore-based GrabCar got the jump on US rival Uber which is still submitting documents to comply with the Philippines’ new regulations, said Mary Ann Salada, spokeswoman of the government’s land […]

09.07.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Hanoi, Vietnam most affordable travel destination this summer: TripAdvisor

Hanoi, Vietnam most affordable travel destination this summer: TripAdvisor

(Relaxnews) – Looking for a summer vacation that won’t break the break? Consider Hanoi, Vietnam, which came out on top as the most affordable international destination in TripAdvisor’s annual TripIndex report. Created to help travelers plan and budget their summer holiday, the TripIndex looks at the average cost of a three-night trip in 60 key […]

17.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
PHL gets G7’s back in China dispute

PHL gets G7’s back in China dispute

Manila, Philippines (AFP)   – The Philippines Sunday welcomed reports that the G7 summit would express concern about unilateral efforts to assert sovereignty claims in the disputed South China Sea. Regional alarm is growing at moves by China aggressively to stake its claim to most of the sea, including a large-scale island-building programme. The United […]

09.06.2015 · Filled under: Philippine 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 ·
PHL prepared to help boatpeople

PHL prepared to help boatpeople

Manila, Philippines (AFP) Tuesday 5/19/2015 – The Philippines said Tuesday it was ready to help Rohingya and Bangladeshi boatpeople, as its Southeast Asian neighbours faced outrage for turning them away. The Philippines is obliged to help the migrants, many of whom are fleeing persecution, because it is party to the 1951 United Nations convention on […]

20.05.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PHL alarmed over China’s threats in high seas

PHL alarmed over China’s threats in high seas

PAF planes warned by Chinese vessels in disputed areas Manila, Philippines (AFP) Thursday 5/7/2015 – The Philippines expressed alarm Thursday over what it said were escalating Chinese efforts to drive off Filipino aircraft from a disputed South China Sea island garrisoned by Manila, in dangerous confrontations. Rear Admiral Alexander Lopez said seven Filipino patrol planes […]

07.05.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
World should fear China’s actions in South China Sea: Aquino

World should fear China’s actions in South China Sea: Aquino

By Karl Malakunas Manila, Philippines, – China’s efforts to stake its claim to most of the South China Sea should spark fear around the world, with military conflict possible, Philippine President Benigno Aquino told AFP on Tuesday. In an exclusive interview, Aquino also warned that China’s increasingly assertive actions raised the spectre of other nations […]

15.04.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Fil-Am conferred with commodore rank by PCG

Fil-Am conferred with commodore rank by PCG

Filipino-American Felix B. Lopez, division chief of the South East Asia Region of International Affairs Directorate of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary (USCG AUX) has been awarded the prestigious title of Honorary Commodore of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary (PCGA) last December 1 at the PCG Headquarters, Port Area, […]

04.04.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Lani Misalucha & a special guest coming to Pechanga Theater this spring

Lani Misalucha & a special guest coming to Pechanga Theater this spring

Tickets on Sale This Friday, Feb. 20 for Pechanga Resort & Casino Show on May 22 Filipino recording artists Lani Misalucha and a special guest performer are coming to the Pechanga Resort & Casino Theater on May 22, 2015. Tickets go on sale this Friday, Feb. 20 at $90, $80, $70 and $60 for an […]

24.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings, Hometown ·