Call for Harana Singers for inaugural Harana Competition at 22nd Annual Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture

Call for Harana Singers for inaugural Harana Competition at 22nd Annual Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture

The Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture (FPAC) is hosting a Harana Competition and is looking for singers who can perform in the Harana tradition for its 22nd annual event on September 7-8, 2013 at Point Fermin Park.  FPAC is the largest and longest-running community tradition in Southern California, presenting over 500 artists and cultural bearers from across […]

15.08.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
KUALA LUMPUR AND BOHOL  5 NIGHTS + AIR VIA PHILIPPINE AIRLINES FROM $1,799

KUALA LUMPUR AND BOHOL 5 NIGHTS + AIR VIA PHILIPPINE AIRLINES FROM $1,799

MALAYSIA AND PHILIPPINES – RICH HERITAGE & EXOTIC FAUNA Experience Malaysia and the Philippines in a five-night trip to each country’s iconic scenery and natural wonders. In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, enjoy a tour that includes the National Monument, Independence Square (the heart of downtown Kuala Lumpur surrounded by impressive historical buildings), and a drive around […]

14.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Promotions ·
KUALA LUMPUR & MANILA 6 NIGHTS + AIR VIA PHILIPPINE AIRLINES FROM $1,699

KUALA LUMPUR & MANILA 6 NIGHTS + AIR VIA PHILIPPINE AIRLINES FROM $1,699

MALAYSIA AND PHILIPPINES – RICH HERITAGE & TROPICAL PARADISE Experience Malaysia and the Philippines in a six-day trip to each country’s iconic scenery and natural wonders. In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, enjoy a tour that includes the National Monument, Independence Square (the heart of downtown Kuala Lumpur surrounded by impressive historical buildings), and a drive around […]

14.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Promotions ·
Winemaker creates premium coconut wine

Winemaker creates premium coconut wine

(Relaxnews) – A Filipino winemaker is hoping to put coconut-based wines, which have long been consumed in parts of South Asia and Africa, on liquor store shelves around the world. Made from the sap of coconut palm flowers, Vino de Coco is slated to hit shelves this month in China, where it will sell for 100 Yuan […]

14.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
KUALA LUMPUR AND PALAWAN  5 NIGHTS + AIR VIA PHILIPPINE AIRLINES FROM $1,899

KUALA LUMPUR AND PALAWAN 5 NIGHTS + AIR VIA PHILIPPINE AIRLINES FROM $1,899

MALAYSIA AND PHILIPPINES – RICH HERITAGE & NATURAL BEAUTY Experience Malaysia and the Philippines in a five-night trip to each country’s iconic scenery and natural wonders. In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, enjoy a tour that includes the National Monument, Independence Square (the heart of downtown Kuala Lumpur surrounded by impressive historical buildings), and a drive around […]

13.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Promotions ·
NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR HIRING A WORKER

NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR HIRING A WORKER

By Atty. Henry Moyal Q. I sponsored my mother and sister three years ago under the Family Class category. At that time it was possible to sponsor a parent. When I sponsored my mother, my sister was around 21 years old and in school. We are now in the process of completing the application forms […]

13.08.2013 · Filled under: Legal Matters ·
Palace open to review of national ID system proposal

Palace open to review of national ID system proposal

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Saturday said it is open to studying tweaks to a proposal for a national ID system as it remains concerned over a potential breach of Filipinos’ privacy. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said there is no harm in studying adjustments to the bills for such a national ID system. “Bukas […]

06.08.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
A grand 40-year salute to Alpha Kappa Rho!

A grand 40-year salute to Alpha Kappa Rho!

Alpha Kappa Rho (AKP) will be celebrating its 40th Anniversary on August 8, 2013.  As one of the largest international Filipino fraternity and sororities, this milestone will be celebrated in many countries worldwide. The first chapter was formed in 1973 in the University of Santo Thomas (UST) in Manila on the Feast Day of St. […]

03.08.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Max’s Restaurant, a Pinoy landmark in Vancouver, British Columbia

Max’s Restaurant, a Pinoy landmark in Vancouver, British Columbia

VANCOUVER, BC (July 30, 2013) – For a family or a group of friends who are planning a trip to Vancouver in British Columbia, Max’s Restaurant located in the Renfrew Collingwood area is a culinary landmark that serves authentic Filipino cuisine – a delectable menu that features the famous Max’s fried chicken, crispy pata, lumpiang […]

30.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Fil-Ams welcome arrival of PHL warship BRP Alcaraz

Fil-Ams welcome arrival of PHL warship BRP Alcaraz

MANILA, July 27 (Mabuhay) –The BRP Ramon Alcaraz, the Philippine Navy’s second warship, arrived in Guam on Saturday morning to a warm welcome from the Filipino-American community there. Posts on the vessel’s Facebook page showed Philippine officials led by Consul General Bayani Mangibin welcoming the vessel’s crew. One of the photos showed the vessel’s men […]

29.07.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Anne hits 5M followers on Twitter, ranks above Hollywood celebs

Anne hits 5M followers on Twitter, ranks above Hollywood celebs

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Anne Curtis recently hit the 5-million mark in number of followers on micro-blogging site Twitter, where she has posted some 26,000 tweets over the years to share both “serious and cuckoo stuff.” In a post on image-sharing service Instagram, the 28-year-old Kapamilya actress on Monday thanked her “crazy followers for choosing to […]

29.07.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Hollywood Stars ·
MoneyGram Renews Contract with Actor Robin Padilla as Brand Ambassador  Connecting With Our Filipino Consumers Worldwide

MoneyGram Renews Contract with Actor Robin Padilla as Brand Ambassador Connecting With Our Filipino Consumers Worldwide

MANILA — MoneyGram (NASDAQ:MGI), a leading global money transfer company, announced today it renewed its exclusive agreement with Robin Padilla as its brand ambassador. Last year, MoneyGram unveiled its collaboration with the Filipino movie personality during the launch of its “Moneygrado sa MoneyGram” campaign, which targets Filipino senders and receivers around the world. “Robin Padilla has great credibility […]

29.07.2013 · Filled under: Services ·
ADVISORY EXTENSION OF VISA-FREE ENTRY FROM TWENTY-ONE (21) DAYS TO THIRTY (30) DAYS UNDER E.O. 408

ADVISORY EXTENSION OF VISA-FREE ENTRY FROM TWENTY-ONE (21) DAYS TO THIRTY (30) DAYS UNDER E.O. 408

Los Angeles, 23 July 2013 – In line with the Philippine Government’s efforts to update its visa policies and further encourage tourism in the Philippines, the visa-free privilege granted to one-hundred fifty-one (151) countries is hereby extended from twenty-one (21) days to thirty (30) days. Israel and Brazil shall remain eligible for 59-days visa free entry […]

27.07.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Binibining Pilipinas USA pageant night July 27

Binibining Pilipinas USA pageant night July 27

As many as 20 finalists will vie for the prestigious Binibining Pilipinas-USA 2013 title with coronation night to be held on July 27 at the Centinela Valley Center for the Arts in Lawndale, California said a news release sent to Weekend Balita over the weekend. The finalists – Kristine Masajo, Kathleen Bautista,Jessica Marasigan, Jessica Joan, […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
PHL on its way to rice self-sufficiency: Aquino

PHL on its way to rice self-sufficiency: Aquino

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III on Monday outlined the achievements and on-going initiatives like inter-cropping and ramping up infrastructure spending to drive much needed development in the agriculture sector. In his State of the Nation Address  (SONA) before the 16th Congress, Aquino said the sector which grew by 3.3 percent in the […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
P-Noy lauds devotion, courage of Filipino soldiers

P-Noy lauds devotion, courage of Filipino soldiers

MANILA, July 22 (Mabuhay) — For serving with courage and devotion in the remotest section of the country, President Benigno S. Aquino III Monday expressed his appreciation to the country’s soldiers serving in the three major service commands. Aquino praised the latter for their intense devotion in safeguarding the country. He added the Philippines has […]

23.07.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Sarah Lahbati posts bail for libel

Sarah Lahbati posts bail for libel

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Actress Sarah Lahbati has returned to the Philippines to clear her name in connection with a libel case filed against her by an official of her former home network. The 19-year-old actress posted bail for the case at the Makati City Regional Trial Court, hours after she arrived late Thursday in the […]

16.07.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
Cuisia: US access to bases will be constitutional

Cuisia: US access to bases will be constitutional

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Ambassador to the US Jose L. Cuisia Jr. said the Philippines and the United States have yet to finalize an agreement that would give the latter greater access to the military bases here. The ambassador assured, however, that the agreement would be in line with the Constitution. “[It should be] within the […]

11.07.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Empress Schuck surprised over her inclusion in ‘sexiest woman’ list

Empress Schuck surprised over her inclusion in ‘sexiest woman’ list

MAKING it to the Top 10 spot of the FHM’s 100 Sexiest Woman in the Philippines came as a surprise for young actress Empress Schuck. The 20-year-old actress said she never rallied or asked her fans for votes but she’s thankful for the support shown by everyone in this year’s sexiest list. “Nagpapasalamat ako sa […]

10.07.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
World’s best hotels and cities 2013: Travel + Leisure

World’s best hotels and cities 2013: Travel + Leisure

(Relaxnews) – Travel + Leisure magazine has released the results of irq 18th annual World’s Best Awards 2013, in which readers vote for their favorite hotels and destinations. Topping the best hotel category? A luxury safari camping experience among African wildlife in Botswana. Readers also named the thriving, pulsing city of Bangkok as their top […]

08.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Online ·