Mexican inmates use tattoo skills for purse designs

Mexican inmates use tattoo skills for purse designs

Sitting in a Mexican prison’s library, murder convict David Guzman tattooed a skull on a leather patch for a designer handbag to be sold in a luxury shop.   Guzman, 34, took drugs and stole at a young age, falling into a “nefarious” world that landed him in prison, but five years into his murder […]

01.08.2016 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style ·
Tart Montmorency cherry juice effective in lowering high blood pressure says new study

Tart Montmorency cherry juice effective in lowering high blood pressure says new study

A small new UK study has found that drinking tart Montmorency cherry juice can significantly reduce high blood pressure, with results comparable to those achieved by medication. The new research, which is the first to look at the effect of Montmorency cherry concentrate (Prunus cerasus) on blood pressure, comes from Northumbria University’s Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation. […]

09.05.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Escudero wants special detention center for youth offenders

Escudero wants special detention center for youth offenders

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A separate detention facility exclusively for children and young people in conflict with the law should be constructed to better facilitate their rehabilitation, Senator Francis Escudero said Monday. In a statement, Escudero said he and running mate Senator Grace Poe plan to allocate funds for the construction of a juvenile detention center […]

29.03.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Washington Fil-Ams remember Haiyan

Washington Fil-Ams remember Haiyan

WASHINGTON, D.C – The Philippine Humanitarian Coalition (PHC), in partnership with the Philippine Embassy in Washington, DC and the US-Philippines Society, marked the second anniversary of Super Typhoon Haiyan with a Reflection forum on 06 November 2015 at the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy. Around 90 representatives from the PHC’s member-organizations, Philippine Government agencies, and the US-Philippines Society participated in the […]

14.11.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Govt seeks P38.9B for calamity funds in 2016

Govt seeks P38.9B for calamity funds in 2016

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The government is asking Congress for P38.9 billion next year to prepare and respond to calamities, as well as to rehabilitate the areas devastated by Typhoon Yolanda. A scrutiny of the proposed 2016 General Appropriations Act (GAA) show that P19 billion of the P38.9 billion National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Fund […]

27.08.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Aquino thanks donors from Boston for helping typhoon-devastated Visayan region

Aquino thanks donors from Boston for helping typhoon-devastated Visayan region

BOSTON, Massachusetts  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III has expressed his gratitude to Boston College and Filipino-Americans who had extended assistance to the victims of Typhoon Yolanda. “Without the help of our friends in the international community, the path to recovery and rehabilitation would not have been traversed as early and as efficiently,” the […]

23.09.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PHL, France agree to continue addressing climate change

PHL, France agree to continue addressing climate change

PARIS, France  (Mabuhay) – The Philippines and France have agreed on the need for concrete and effective results for climate talks in order to move forward efforts in dealing with the threats of climate change. During a bilateral meeting between President Benigno Aquino III and French Republic President Francois Hollande here on Wednesday, both leaders […]

19.09.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
PHL, France agree to continue addressing climate change

PHL, France agree to continue addressing climate change

PARIS, France, Sept 18 (Mabuhay) – The Philippines and France have agreed on the need for concrete and effective results for climate talks in order to move forward efforts in dealing with the threats of climate change. During a bilateral meeting between President Benigno Aquino III and French Republic President Francois Hollande here on Wednesday, […]

18.09.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
Dingdong Dantes hailed International Youth Ambassador for Peace

Dingdong Dantes hailed International Youth Ambassador for Peace

Dingdong Dantes has added another feather to his cap – this time as International Youth Ambassador for Peace. Dingdong was bestowed the honor at the second International Youth Assembly held at the Cuneta Astrodome recently in an effort to “strengthen the youth, rebuild nations and promote peace.” The 34-year old, who celebrated his birthday on […]

20.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Obama signs Philippine Charitable Giving Assistance Act

Obama signs Philippine Charitable Giving Assistance Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – United States President Obama today signed into law a legislative measure that would allow American taxpayers to claim deductions for donations they made to support relief and rehabilitation efforts in the Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. The enactment of the Philippine Charitable Giving Assistance Act, which would also allow US […]

31.03.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
‘Bionic hand’ can now sense shape, texture

‘Bionic hand’ can now sense shape, texture

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – An amputee with a bionic hand has for the first time been able to feel the texture and shape of objects in his grasp, European researchers said Wednesday. The success of the month-long trial in Italy has energized researchers in the hunt to solve one of the most difficult challenges in prosthetics. Until […]

New US Ambassador assures of continued support in ‘Yolanda’ rehab

New US Ambassador assures of continued support in ‘Yolanda’ rehab

MANILA (Mabuhay) – New United States Ambassador to the Philippines ,Philip S. Goldberg on Monday reassured the Philippines of his country’s continued support in efforts to recover from super typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan). Goldberg, who presented his credentials to President Benigno S. Aquino III, said that while there may be a decrease in military presence, the US […]

05.12.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Unfilled govt positions to remain vacant to finance P20B rehab for Yolanda, etc – Sen. Chiz

Unfilled govt positions to remain vacant to finance P20B rehab for Yolanda, etc – Sen. Chiz

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Senate will not allocate money for unfilled government positions to save about P20 billion so that government can finance the reconstruction and rehabilitation of areas devastated by typhoon Yolanda and other calamities, Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero said Monday. This will be done as the Senate finance committee submits the proposed P2.3-trillion […]

29.11.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Wells Fargo donates $250,000 for Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts

Wells Fargo donates $250,000 for Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts

ExpressSend Remittance Transfer Fees to the Philippines waived; Wells Fargo ATMs to accept donations for American Red Cross  Taguig, Philippines — November 13, 2013 Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is supporting the Philippines typhoon and flood relief effort with a grant of $250,000 – more than Php 10 million – with $125,000 going to the American Red Cross and $125,000 to the International […]

20.11.2013 · Filled under: Services ·
Aquino asserts control over relief effort

Aquino asserts control over relief effort

By Mynardo MACARAIG MANILA, November 18, 2013 (AFP) – Philippine President Benigno Aquino has moved to assert himself as disaster manager-in-chief after criticism of his response to a devastating super typhoon, with the calamity set to become the defining event of his presidency. Aquino toured the worst-hit towns and cities on Sunday and announced that […]

19.11.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
All systems go for Kapamilya Run in Burbank, CA on Oct 5

All systems go for Kapamilya Run in Burbank, CA on Oct 5

ABS CBN Foundation International, TFC, AARP, Island Pacific & GoldMed Card team up  for historic multi-city One Run, One Philippines          Redwood City, CA (September 16, 2013) – Joined together by “Mga Kuwento ng Kasiyahan(Stories of Joy): The Grand Kapamilya Weekend” – an event celebrating the 60th anniversary of ABS-CBN, the largest multimedia conglomerate in […]

17.09.2013 · Filled under: Happenings, Videos ·
Leaning Tower of Pisa is straightening out – just a little

Leaning Tower of Pisa is straightening out – just a little

(Relaxnews) – Take another look at the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy. If it looks a little less crooked, that’s because the iconic landmark has, indeed, straightened out — ever so slightly. According to a newly released annual report prepared by a team of Pisa monitors, between 2001 and 2013 the tower recovered […]

14.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Offbeat ·
Roxas Blvd rehab necessary for PHL hosting of two int’l meets- Palace

Roxas Blvd rehab necessary for PHL hosting of two int’l meets- Palace

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacañang defended on Monday the allotment of P250 million for the rehabilitation of Roxas Boulevard and said it is part of the preparation for two world events that the country will host in the next two years. “We have important global events that will be happening here in Manila so certainly we […]

07.08.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
President Aquino declares State of National Calamity to speed up relief operations and reconstruction of typhoon-damaged areas

President Aquino declares State of National Calamity to speed up relief operations and reconstruction of typhoon-damaged areas

MANILA, Dec 8 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III declared Friday night a State of National Calamity to hasten the rescue, relief and rehabilitation efforts after Typhoon Pablo devastated several provinces in Mindanao. Proclamation No. 522, issued by the President, allows local government units to utilize their respective calamity funds for the rescue, relief […]

11.12.2012 · Filled under: Environment, Philippine News ·
Palace reassures rehabilitation work to improve facilities of NAIA- I on-going

Palace reassures rehabilitation work to improve facilities of NAIA- I on-going

Malacañang said on Tuesday that the rehabilitation work to improve the facilities of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), particularly Terminal 1, is ongoing to ensure that the country’s premiere international airport is at par with world standards. In a press briefing in Malacañang, Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said the government is fully aware of […]

02.11.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·