More than 10,000 took their oath as new US citizens in downtown Los Angeles

More than 10,000 took their oath as new US citizens in downtown Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles and Southern California on Wednesday welcomed 10,065 newly naturalized citizens in a solemn but celebratory event for the thousands of immigrants at the Los Angeles Convention Center in South Hall “H-J.” The candidates, lawful permanent residents who have met all the requirements for citizenship, represented nearly 150 countries, including those […]

27.08.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Corruption, dispute with China cause PHL to slip in peace index

Corruption, dispute with China cause PHL to slip in peace index

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Despite the historic signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro earlier this year, the Philippines has slipped further down the pole in terms of peace. The Philippines ranked 134th out of 162 countries in the Global Peace Index for 2014, down five notches from last year. The country remains one of […]

26.08.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Jeepney may serve as Pope Francis’ Popemobile during PHL visit

Jeepney may serve as Pope Francis’ Popemobile during PHL visit

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Pope Francis’ visit to the Philippines this coming January may take on a stronger Filipino flavor as organizers consider ferrying him around in a jeepney. Former Ambassador to the Holy See Henrietta de Villa, a member of the preparatory committee, said this is one of the options they are considering. “Nothing is […]

26.08.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Pacquiao dismisses Algieri threat in Macau

Pacquiao dismisses Algieri threat in Macau

By Daniel HICKS MACAU  (AFP) – Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao on Monday dismissed his next opponent, undefeated American Chris Algieri, as merely an “okay” fighter as the build-up began to their upcoming contest. Pacquiao (56-5-2) will put his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title on the line against 30-year-old former kickboxer Algieri (20-0) on […]

26.08.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News, Sports & Recreation ·
Zero-gravity flights to embark on worldwide tour for astronaut wannabes

Zero-gravity flights to embark on worldwide tour for astronaut wannabes

(Relaxnews) – For all the wannabe astronauts and thrill seekers in the world, a zero-gravity commercial airline may be headed to the skies near you, allowing you to channel your inner Chris Hadfield — or Sandra Bullock. Bookings have opened for the S3 ZeroG, a modified Airbus out of Switzerland that will hit up destinations […]

Marathon PHL film wins Golden Leopard at Locarno

Marathon PHL film wins Golden Leopard at Locarno

MANILA  (AFP) – The Philippine director of an international award-winning movie returned home Monday to presidential accolades and the challenge of finding an audience for his five-hour film. Lav Diaz, whose movie “From What Is Before” scooped the coveted Golden Leopard prize at the prestigious Locarno film festival in Switzerland at the weekend, said his […]

19.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
Beauty: ‘Ngayon lang ako napansin’

Beauty: ‘Ngayon lang ako napansin’

Beauty Gonzalez, who entered showbiz in 2008 after her “Pinoy Big Brother” stint, said she only started to gain attention after her recent weight loss. The 23-year-old actress said she has no plans of settling down anytime soon with her non-showbiz boyfriend. She said she has only started gaining momentum in her career. “Hindi pa […]

19.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Aquino hints at second term

Aquino hints at second term

By Mynardo Macaraig MANILA (AFP) – Philippine President Benigno Aquino has said he may try to change the constitution and serve a second term in office, a stunning announcement in a nation haunted by dictatorship. The Philippines’ constitution restricts presidents to serving a single term of six years, designed to stop a repeat of dictator […]

18.08.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Fil-Ams enjoy fun, exciting activities at 9th edition Ambassadors tour

Fil-Ams enjoy fun, exciting activities at 9th edition Ambassadors tour

By Manny V. Ilagan MANILA – Another ‘FUN’ homecoming full of exciting activities marked this year’s 9th Ambassadors, Consuls General and Tourism Directors Tour to the Philippines (ACGTDT). Despite the threat of Tropical Depression Inday brewing at the northeast of the Philippines area of responsibility, the 9th ACGTDT, held from July 28 to 31, was […]

17.08.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Sandara misses doing Filipino films

Sandara misses doing Filipino films

MANILA  (Mabuhay) -– Korean pop star Sandara Park, who rose to fame in 2004 when she joined the ABS-CBN talent search “Star Circle Quest,” admitted she misses doing Filipino movies. Although she is now as part of the K-Pop group 2NE1, Park admitted that she usually finds herself reminiscing about her films for Star Cinema. […]

15.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars ·
Beijing chides US for urging claimants to ‘freeze’ actions on South China Sea

Beijing chides US for urging claimants to ‘freeze’ actions on South China Sea

BEIJING  (AFP) – Beijing accused the US of deliberately stoking tensions in the South China Sea as it rejected Washington’s proposal for a freeze on provocative actions in the region, the foreign ministry said Monday. The remarks by Foreign Minister Wang Yi came at an ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) overshadowed by disputes over the strategically […]

13.08.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
POEA orders recruiters to submit updates on OFWs in Ebola-hit countries

POEA orders recruiters to submit updates on OFWs in Ebola-hit countries

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Recruitment agencies that deployed land-based overseas Filipino workers to countries affected by the Ebola virus to submit regular updates on the OFWs’ status. The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration said this covers recruiters that sent OFWs to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. “Using (an) OFW Monitoring Form, all recruitment agencies which have deployed […]

12.08.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Government to continue investing in people, says Palace official

Government to continue investing in people, says Palace official

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang said the government will continue to prioritize uplifting the lives of the people following the release of UN Development Report that assesses income, education and life expectancy of the nation. “When it comes to that, it’s really in continuing to invest in human capital,” Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said in […]

30.07.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PHL welcomes 100 millionth baby

PHL welcomes 100 millionth baby

MANILA (AFP) – A baby girl born early Sunday has officially pushed the population of the Philippines to 100 million, highlighting the challenge of providing for more people in the already-impoverished nation. The child, Jennalyn Sentino, was one of 100 babies born in state hospitals all over the archipelago who received the symbolic designation of […]

29.07.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Philippine sect opens ‘world’s largest indoor arena’

Philippine sect opens ‘world’s largest indoor arena’

(MANILA-AFP) – Philippine President Benigno Aquino presided over the opening on Monday of what is billed as the world’s largest indoor stadium, erected by a politically-influential religious sect. The $175-million Philippine Arena, which can seat 55,000 people, was hailed as a showcase that will serve as a major venue for concerts and sports events as […]

22.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Philippine News ·
MAFFAA’s Noli Me Tangere, The Opera at the Kennedy Center on August 8-9

MAFFAA’s Noli Me Tangere, The Opera at the Kennedy Center on August 8-9

By Angelita  Felixberto Washington D.C. : For the first time, Jose Rizal’s famous novel “Noli Me Tangere” will be staged at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. as an OPERA on 8-9 August 2014. The opera will be presented at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, by the Mid-Atlantic Foundation for Asian Artists (MAFFAA) in coooperation with its […]

21.07.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Happenings ·
Typhoon Glenda leaves, kills at least 13

Typhoon Glenda leaves, kills at least 13

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The first typhoon of the Philippines’ brutal rainy season shut down the nation’s capital on Wednesday, killing at least 13 people across the country and cutting power for millions. Ferocious winds from Typhoon Glenda (international name Rammasun) tore roofs off houses, overturned cars and ripped down electricity lines in the megacity of […]

18.07.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
17 Fil-Ams vie for Binibining Pilipinas USA 2014 title; prelims July 13

17 Fil-Ams vie for Binibining Pilipinas USA 2014 title; prelims July 13

After months of intense preparation, 17 of the most beautiful Filipina-Americans from around the country are set to compete for the coveted crown of  Binibining Pilipinas USA 2014. “Binibining Pilipinas USA – Your Destiny Awaits!” will stage its Preliminary Competition this Sunday, July 13, at The Banquet Hall, 3255 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA  90010.  […]

11.07.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
8 Life Lessons from my 8 years as a “Kababayan”

8 Life Lessons from my 8 years as a “Kababayan”

Two weeks ago, I tendered my resignation as host/producer of America’s first and only daily talk show for Filipinos in the United States, “Kababayan Today.” I have posted my farewell message on my social media accounts  www.facebook.com/JannelleSoOFFICIAL; www.twitter.com/JannelleSo and www.instagram.com/JannelleSo.  And aired my farewell show last Monday, June 30th. As I have been saying, it has been a […]

04.07.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Solaire Resort and Casino unveils its new plane livery

Solaire Resort and Casino unveils its new plane livery

Solaire Resort and Casino, the Philippines’ premier integrated resort, in partnership with AirAsia unveils a breakthrough branding project in the Philippines. Solaire again raises the bar as it wraps its brightly colored logo on AirAsia’s popular Airbus A320, which is scheduled to embark on its maiden flight this July.  Solaire is the first consumer brand in the […]

03.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Services ·