Duterte recaps successful maiden overseas trips

Duterte recaps successful maiden overseas trips

MANILA  (PNA) – President Rodrigo R. Duterte wrapped up his first foreign trips as the Philippines’ head of state, which brought him to Vientiane, Laos for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summits, and to Jakarta, Indonesia for a working visit. In his arrival statement delivered at the Davao International Airport on Saturday, PRRD […]

13.09.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·

OC Asian group alarmed by ‘immigration questionnaire’ proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates is appalled with the proposal for an ideological ‘immigration questionnaire’. Recently, a proposal was given on the presidential campaign trail that would institute a series of questionnaires, interviews, and investigations into the lives of potential new immigrants to the United States. These are supposedly designed to test the ideologies of new […]

20.08.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Proposal to ban alcohol across Indonesia could spell dry vacay for Bali tourists

Proposal to ban alcohol across Indonesia could spell dry vacay for Bali tourists

Indonesia could become the first country to implement a nationwide ban on alcohol. The move, currently being deliberated by the House of Representatives, could spell a different kind of vacation for holidaymakers in Bali, the country’s most popular tourist destination. That is, a dry one. As a predominantly Muslim country, alcohol in Indonesia is already […]

17.08.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
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 ·
Thousands flock to posh Paris flash mob picnic

Thousands flock to posh Paris flash mob picnic

It’s the world’s classiest flash mob, when a highly selective group of guerrilla gourmets armed with picnic baskets and linen napkins take over a famous landmark. The latest “Diner en Blanc” (Dinner in White) took place in Paris Wednesday when some 7,000 people dressed in white from head to toe descended on the swanky Place […]

09.06.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Street requiem Seattle benefits King County homeless

Street requiem Seattle benefits King County homeless

Over 150 local artists form mass chorus for fundraiser benefiting non-profit organizations working to end homelessness SEATTLE – “Street Requiem Seattle,” a spectacular choral work featuring 150 singers from 39 Seattlearea choruses and an ensemble of 14 local musicians, will be performed at Benaroya Hall on Sunday, May 1, at 7 PM. Ninety percent of […]

28.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Happenings, Services ·
Travelling exhibit for  victimized women opens in LA

Travelling exhibit for victimized women opens in LA

By Abner Galino A MULTI-RACIAL feminist organization has opened a travelling art exhibition over the weekend in a gallery in Chinatown, Los Angeles to honor women who were victimized in the society in different ways. Titled  Recuerdo / Alaala / ذاكرة / Remembrance: Earrings of Shadow and Light, would be the “first traveling art exhibition […]

20.04.2016 · Filled under: Art, Happenings, Local News ·
Clinton visits San Gabriel, slams GOP hateful rhetoric

Clinton visits San Gabriel, slams GOP hateful rhetoric

By Abner Galino “They forget a fundamental lesson about our great country. Being an open and tolerant society does not make us vulnerable. It’s at the core of our strength.” With these words, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton slammed the supposed “hateful rhetoric” of Republican presidential candidates before a well-attended gathering of Asian-Americans in a […]

13.01.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Brown signs bill to remove the term ‘alien’ from California Labor Code

Brown signs bill to remove the term ‘alien’ from California Labor Code

‘Outdated and derogatory word no longer appropriate Sacramento  – Governor Jerry Brown today signed SB 432 by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), Chair of the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee. The bill modernizes outdated law by deleting the term “alien” from the California Labor Code, as a definition for an immigrant individual. The new law […]

17.08.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Landmark rulings see US Supreme Court move to the left

Landmark rulings see US Supreme Court move to the left

By Chantal Valery Washington, United States (AFP)  – With four justices appointed by Democratic presidents and five by Republican leaders, the US Supreme Court is generally perceived as being weighted in favor of conservatives. But after two historic rulings in a week supporting progressive causes – legalizing gay marriage across America and upholding President Barack […]

01.07.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
US gay marriage ruling unleashes debate in Russia

US gay marriage ruling unleashes debate in Russia

By Anna Smolchenko Moscow, Russia  – The US Supreme Court’s move to legalize gay marriages triggered heated debate in Russia on Sunday, with one MP saying Facebook should be blocked while a senator urged the adoption of the US army’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. In a show of support for the US Supreme Court’s […]

30.06.2015 · Filled under: World News ·
Mediterranean diet at risk as globalisation bites

Mediterranean diet at risk as globalisation bites

(Rome, Italy-AFP) – Eating a MEDITERRANEAN DIET has long been a byword for healthy living, but the very people who coined it are straying from sun-kissed fruits and legumes and their waistlines are paying the price. The region is undergoing a “nutrition transition” from traditional, sustainable foods towards more meat and dairy products, a new report by […]

16.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Health & Fitness ·
Asian legal group joins other advocates calling on Texas Appeals Court to allow Obama’s immigration action

Asian legal group joins other advocates calling on Texas Appeals Court to allow Obama’s immigration action

In a friend-of-the-court brief filed early this week in the federal appeals court in Texas, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund joined more than 150 groups contending that President Obama’s executive immigration actions would allow millions of immigrants to apply for relief from deportation and work authorization and would improve the nation’s economy […]

13.04.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
One Direction pays ‘marijuana bond’ to PHL: gov’t

One Direction pays ‘marijuana bond’ to PHL: gov’t

Manila|AFP| – British pop phenomenon One Direction paid a cash bond to the Philippines on Thursday that was imposed because of drug concerns, allowing them to play two concerts this weekend, the immigration bureau said. The bond, 200,000 pesos ($4,500) each for singers Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson, will be forfeited should the two get […]

20.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Philippine News ·
PHL, US sign agreement on labor rights

PHL, US sign agreement on labor rights

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippines has taken another step in fulfilling its mandate to look after the interest and welfare of Filipinos abroad by partnering with the United States in reaching out and educating members of the Filipino-American Community about their rights and responsibilities as employees and employers. In a statement, the Philippine Embassy said the latest […]

26.10.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Star-gazing parties and Skyping with astronauts during World Space Week

Star-gazing parties and Skyping with astronauts during World Space Week

(Relaxnews) – Lovers of astronomy and all things related to the stars may want to bookmark the second week of October, when planetariums, classrooms and astrophysicists around the world celebrate the UN-initiative, World Space Week. Held each year between October 4 and 10 to commemorate the 1957 launch of Sputnik, the first man-made satellite, as […]

03.10.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Art, Destinations, Home & Garden, Offbeat, Online, Science & Technology ·
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 ·
How to identify narcissists? Just ask them

How to identify narcissists? Just ask them

(Relaxnews) – Researchers in the US conducted 11 experiments involving a grand total of 2,200 participants and found that identifying narcissists is as simple as asking them directly while making sure they fully understand the definition of the word and its implications. The magic formula? Ask the supposed narcissist the following question and don’t forget […]

06.08.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Giant selfie installation proves our obsession with photo sharing

Giant selfie installation proves our obsession with photo sharing

(Relaxnews) – A California-based artist has created a giant mirrored structure that comments on our increasing obsession with selfies. “Screen Identity” is a seven-foot wooden sculpture of a smartphone that features a mirror as its screen. It is big enough to frame the entire body of those who approach it, reinforcing the idea that as […]

22.04.2014 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Dubai’s metro stations set to be transformed into art museums

Dubai’s metro stations set to be transformed into art museums

(Relaxnews) – Dubai’s metro stations are to be turned into living art museums, as part of a new Dubai Metro Museum initiative introduced by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. In an aim to make art accessible to the city’s commuters, four of the metropolis’s main stations will be transformed through art. Each station will […]

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