July 4th nationwide rallies set to call on Obama to grant TPS for PHL

July 4th nationwide rallies set to call on Obama to grant TPS for PHL

Washington, D.C. Filipino American leaders are calling on Filipino American communities across the country to stage “picnic rallies” on July 4, which is commemorated by both countries as “Filipino-American Friendship Day.” On this day, Filipinos and Filipino Americans in several U.S. cities, Saipan and Guam will gather for their traditional July 4th picnics. But in addition to their […]

02.07.2014 · Filled under: 4th of July, Happenings, Holidays ·
World’s largest underwater theme park to open in Dubai

World’s largest underwater theme park to open in Dubai

(Relaxnews) – Plans are moving forward to build the largest underwater tourism attraction in the world in Dubai: the theme park is set to include scuba diving and snorkeling in a space modeled after the mythical Lost City of Atlantis. To be developed by the same outfit that has designed sets for blockbuster movies like […]

01.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Aquino: Japanese car companies eye manufacturing plants in PHL

Aquino: Japanese car companies eye manufacturing plants in PHL

MANILA, June 25 (Mabuhay) – President Aquino had good news upon his return from a working visit to Japan. Among them interest from Japanese car companies to put up manufacturing plants in the Philippines. The President says Japan will also conduct a feasibility study on a possible subway system in Metro Manila “Sa patuloy nga […]

25.06.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Japan to ease visa rules ahead of 2020 Olympics

Japan to ease visa rules ahead of 2020 Olympics

(TOKYO-AFP) – Japan said Tuesday it would relax visa rules for tourists from Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam in a bid to double the number of foreign visitors ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Tourists with Indonesian e-passports embedded with a microchip can be exempt from getting a visa, the foreign ministry said, […]

20.06.2014 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ receives international trailer

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ receives international trailer

(Relaxnews) – As Glenn Close’s haughty Nova Corps commander would have it, “the fate of 12 billion people is in the hands of a thief, two thugs, a murderer and a maniac.” For Peter Quill, played by Chris Pratt, he and his motley crew have a chance to protect the galaxy and prevent a powerful […]

17.06.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Aquino calls for unity, asks countries not to ‘impose’ on others

Aquino calls for unity, asks countries not to ‘impose’ on others

MANILA, June 12 (Mabuhay) — As the Philippines celebrates its 116th Independence Day, President Benigno Aquino III called for unity in the international community and asked countries not to impose their views and policies on others. In his toast at the Vin d’honneur on Thursday, the President said being an independent country means being part […]

12.06.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
No relief for aged-out kids

No relief for aged-out kids

Court says adult sons and daughters of US citizens not protected by CSPA LOS ANGELES, June 9, 2014 – Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice) decries today’s U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in Scialabba v. Cuellar de Osorio (formerly Mayorkas v. Cuellar de Osorio),involving the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA). The Court has ruled that […]

10.06.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Fil-Ams urged: Invest in the PHL

Fil-Ams urged: Invest in the PHL

ATLANTA – Saying prospects for the Philippines have never been brighter, a high-level business delegation from Manila called on Filipino-Americans to also do their share by playing an active role in maintaining the country’s upward trajectory. In their meeting with members of the Filipino-American Community in Atlanta, members of the 3rd Private Sector-Led Philippines Investment Roadshow […]

02.06.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
U.S.A. and Canadian permanent residence applications can be filed at same time

U.S.A. and Canadian permanent residence applications can be filed at same time

By Atty. Henry Moyal Q. I live in New York and I have visited Canada several times. I am in the process of applying for my USA greencard but I am worried that it may take too long leaving me with nothing at the end. Can I apply for Canadian permanent residence at the same […]

02.06.2014 · Filled under: Legal Matters ·
PHL, Indonesia sign ‘model’ maritime border accord

PHL, Indonesia sign ‘model’ maritime border accord

MANILA (AFP) – Indonesia and the Philippines on Friday signed a maritime border accord, hailing it as a model for peacefully settling increasingly tense territorial disputes in the region. Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said the agreement, the result of 20 years of negotiations, showed that the escalating rows in the South China Sea could […]

27.05.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Asian countries with the most award-winning hotels and restaurants

Asian countries with the most award-winning hotels and restaurants

(Relaxnews) – India boasts bragging rights to being home to the highest number of top-rated restaurants and hotels in Asia, according to users of the largest travel review website in the world. After tallying up the number of hospitality businesses with the largest number of Certificate of Excellence awards in each country, the number crunchers […]

27.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
China violates ‘Declaration of Conduct’: Aquino

China violates ‘Declaration of Conduct’: Aquino

MANILA (AFP) – Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Monday accused China of violating the “Declaration of Conduct” it signed in 2002, after it allegedly began reclaiming land on a disputed reef in the South China Sea. Manila last week publicly accused Beijing of large-scale reclamation activity at Johnson South Reef, which is also claimed by […]

20.05.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
US, PHL marines hold drills on flashpoint South China Sea

US, PHL marines hold drills on flashpoint South China Sea

By Teodoro Aljibe SAN ANTONIO (AFP) – Scores of US and Filipino marines launched mock assaults on a South China Sea beach in the Philippines Friday, as a row escalates between Beijing and its smaller neighbors over the strategic waters. The drills, part of annual war games between the two countries, came after Vietnam said […]

13.05.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
ASEAN seeks peaceful solution

ASEAN seeks peaceful solution

10-nation group rebukes China’s bullying tactics By Martin Abbugao NAYPYIDAW (AFP) – Southeast Asian leaders have expressed “serious concern” over worsening territorial disputes in the South China Sea, presenting a rare united front against an increasingly assertive Beijing. Vietnam and the Philippines led a successful push for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to deliver […]

13.05.2014 · Filled under: Asian News ·
Miss Philippines USA organization and Fan TV Global Network present a one of a kind fundraiser for kids

Miss Philippines USA organization and Fan TV Global Network present a one of a kind fundraiser for kids

Glendale,Ca. – The 4th annual Fashion for A Cause is set on May 24th , 2014 in Hollywood, California benefiting Bantay Bata or Child Watch program that provides relief and surgery to sick children with medical cases in the Philippines.   Executive director and fashion designer Lou Razon (www.lourazondesigns.com) , promises a one-of-a-kind event that […]

13.05.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Renewed trust and confidence in PHL reflects on Filipinos abroad

Renewed trust and confidence in PHL reflects on Filipinos abroad

NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar, May 10 (Mabuhay) – The renewed trust and confidence of the foreign investors in the Philippine economy also reflects on Filipinos working and living abroad. Esperanza Ordoño-Saw, marketing manager for Global Sky Company Limited in Myanmar, said more foreign entrepreneurs are now willing to look into possible investment opportunities in the […]

11.05.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
New images confirm activity at N. Korea nuclear test

New images confirm activity at N. Korea nuclear test

SEOUL (AFP) – New satellite imagery confirms continued activity at North Korea’s main nuclear test site that is consistent with preparations for an atomic detonation, analysts said Wednesday. Images taken on Tuesday show particular activity near the entrances to the two completed tunnels in the South Portal area of the Punggye-ri test site, the Institute […]

08.05.2014 · Filled under: Asian News ·
US-PHL launch war games after Obama pledge

US-PHL launch war games after Obama pledge

By Jason Gutierrez MANILA (AFP) – Thousands of American and Philippine troops launched large annual exercises on Monday after US President Barack Obama vowed “ironclad” backing for its Asian ally, locked in a tense maritime row with China. Filipino Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said the 10-day drills were necessary to deal with the challenge […]

06.05.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Hundreds show up at PHL embassy open house

Hundreds show up at PHL embassy open house

Now many Americans know why ‘It’s more fun in the Philippines’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – More than 6,000 people, most of them Americans, got to know why it’s more fun in the Philippines after the Philippine Embassy opened its doors to the public for the first time and regaled them with dances, music and, of course, Filipino […]

06.05.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
GMA International to join Flores de Mayo Festival in Hawaii

GMA International to join Flores de Mayo Festival in Hawaii

The Hawaiians are in for a vibrant celebration of an iconic event, as GMA International is all set to take part in the Flores de Mayo festivities in Honolulu this coming May 10, 2014. The Filipino Community Center (FilCom) is bringing the Flores de Mayo festival in Hawaii along with the authentic Filipino customs and traditions that make it one […]

05.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings ·