The top 10 cities with the best downtowns in the US

The top 10 cities with the best downtowns in the US

Alexandria, Virginia has been named the best downtown in America in a new list looking at small to mid-size cities. Livability.com, a community marketing agency, released their list of The Top 10 Best Downtowns 2016, giving Alexandria the top spot over 2,000 cities. Using data from the US Census Bureau, US Department of Agriculture and […]

08.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations ·
More than 3,000 US sailors switch aircraft carriers

More than 3,000 US sailors switch aircraft carriers

Los Angeles, United States | AFP |   – The US Navy sent two aircraft carriers to San Diego for a complicated switchover in which the crews of the two nautical giants change ships. About 3,000 troops were affected by the move, which started August 10, with the bulk of the crews from the USS […]

24.08.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
US Supreme Court clears way for gay marriage in more states

US Supreme Court clears way for gay marriage in more states

By Robert Macpherson WASHINGTON, October 6, 2014 (AFP) – Same-sex couples will soon be able to wed in up to 30 US states after the Supreme Court on Monday declined to consider – for now – a nationwide ruling on the divisive issue. In a surprise move, the court snubbed appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: News ·
Ice creamery in Virginia scoops up title of best ice cream parlor in US

Ice creamery in Virginia scoops up title of best ice cream parlor in US

(Relaxnews) – America’s favorite ice cream parlor isn’t about gimmicks and ploys. There is no breast milk or insect-laced ice cream at Island Creamery in Virginia. But what drove customers to rave about the small independent shop and drive it to the top of TripAdvisor’s list of best ice cream parlors in the US are […]

24.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Roller derby, popular in US, gains traction abroad

Roller derby, popular in US, gains traction abroad

(STERLING, United States-AFP) – Adrienne Schreiber curls down her lower lip to reveal “SF1” inked in black — a tattoo celebrating Scare Force One, a tribe of fierce Washington women on roller skates. When they get together, they push, shove and — above all — win. Bureaucrats, teachers and scientists, the women who compete in […]

24.04.2014 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Former boat people remember kindness of Filipinos after Vietnam war, donate $400,000 for typhoon relief efforts

Former boat people remember kindness of Filipinos after Vietnam war, donate $400,000 for typhoon relief efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – More than three decades after the Philippines opened its doors to them, it was the turn of former refugees from Vietnam to return the favor – this time by donating more than P19 million to support relief efforts for victims of Typhoon Haiyan. On Monday, representatives of the Vietnamese Community visited the […]

06.12.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Ms. World 2013 Megan Young Pays Courtesy Call on Philippine Consul General

Ms. World 2013 Megan Young Pays Courtesy Call on Philippine Consul General

Los Angeles, 28 October 2013 – Ms. World 2013, Megan Young paid a courtesy call on Consul General Maria Hellen Barber De La Vega at the Philippine Consulate General on 25 October 2013. Ms. Young was accompanied by Miss World Events Director Steve Douglas. In their discussion with Consul General Maria Hellen Barber De La […]

30.10.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
One novel way texting may help you lose weight

One novel way texting may help you lose weight

(Relaxnews) – When it comes to losing weight, receiving motivational text messages could help tip the scale in your favor. While prior research has warned that spending too much time hovering over your mobile phone is bad for your fitness, a small new study suggests an upside to the trend. Dieters in a Weight Watchers […]

US’s ‘Sunshine State’ is water park capital of world

US’s ‘Sunshine State’ is water park capital of world

(Relaxnews) – Four of the top 20 water parks in the world can be found in Florida, including the most visited site in the world. According to the 2012 Theme Index prepared by Themed Entertainment Association, Typhoon Lagoon at Disney World received the most visitors last year at 2.1 million guests, a two percent spike […]

26.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Online ·
Cuisia Requests Thorough, Impartial Probe of Shooting Death of Filipina-American in Virginia Wholesale Store

Cuisia Requests Thorough, Impartial Probe of Shooting Death of Filipina-American in Virginia Wholesale Store

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippine Embassy today called for a thorough, impartial and expeditious investigation into the fatal shooting by police of a 38-year-old Filipina-American inside a popular wholesale store in Virginia on Wednesday. In a statement, the Embassy also extended its deepest sympathy to the family of Mylene De Leon Scott, of Sterling, Virginia, who was shot […]

31.05.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Cuisia Leads Economic Diplomacy Blitz in North Carolina, Virginia

Cuisia Leads Economic Diplomacy Blitz in North Carolina, Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippines continues to take advantage of its new status as an emerging tiger with by intensifying its economic diplomacy blitz in the United States to promote greater trade and investment. The focus of the latest economic diplomacy efforts were the states of North Carolina and Virginia, which were visited by Ambassador Jose L. […]

28.05.2013 · Filled under: Local News, Photos ·
Cuisia: Manila will Work with US, Other Countries to Ensure Freedom of Navigation in South China Sea

Cuisia: Manila will Work with US, Other Countries to Ensure Freedom of Navigation in South China Sea

VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia—The Philippines will continue to work with the United States and other countries to guarantee freedom of navigation in the South China Sea, Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia said. “It is essential that the Philippines works with other countries to guarantee freedom of navigation in the South China Sea, where an estimated $1.3 trillion […]

21.05.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Embassy Officials Meet with Migrant Rights Groups to Discuss Case of Filipino Oil Workers in Louisiana

Embassy Officials Meet with Migrant Rights Groups to Discuss Case of Filipino Oil Workers in Louisiana

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippine Embassy met on Monday with leaders of migrant rights organizations supporting a group of Filipino offshore oil workers in Louisiana involved in a class suit against their employer for alleged slavery and human trafficking. In a statement, the Embassy said officials sat down with leaders of the Justice for Grand Isle Shipyard […]

22.03.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
This year’s best Oscar-inspired destinations

This year’s best Oscar-inspired destinations

(Relaxnews) – Philadelphia, Washington DC and Paris are expected to reap the benefits of playing supporting role to some of this year’s Oscar-nominated films, as they welcome tourists whose visits are inspired by their favorite movie. In advance of the biggest televised red carpet event of the year on Sunday, Hotels.com picked the trio of […]

20.02.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
PH Ambassador Calls on Rizal Youth Awardees to Lead Purposeful Lives

PH Ambassador Calls on Rizal Youth Awardees to Lead Purposeful Lives

WASHINGTON, DC. – Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. called on forty-three outstanding Filipino American students to use their talents and take part in activities that promote the interests of their communities and the Philippines.  This was among the challenges posed by the Ambassador in his remarks during the 2012 Dr. Jose Rizal Youth Awards held […]

21.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
PH Welcomes Election Victory of 18 FilAm Candidates

PH Welcomes Election Victory of 18 FilAm Candidates

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippine Embassy today welcomed the election of 18 Filipino-Americans, saying their successful bids for various elective positions in the United States bring pride and honor not just to their fellow Filipino-Americans but to the entire Filipino race. In a statement, Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr., congratulated the winning candidates in Monday’s national, state […]

12.11.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Jose Rizal Youth Awards Scheduled for November 17 Nominations Now Being Accepted

Jose Rizal Youth Awards Scheduled for November 17 Nominations Now Being Accepted

WASHINGTON, DC—Now on its 20th year of continuing recognition of Filipino-American students, the Philippine American Foundation for Charities, Inc. (PAFC), with the support of the Philippine Embassy, invites the public to submit nominations for the Dr. Jose Rizal Youth Awards. This annual Award offers recognition to deserving Filipino-American students in the Metropolitan Washington area.   They […]

02.11.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Asian Americans could be kingmakers in US polls

Asian Americans could be kingmakers in US polls

By Shaun Tandon Falls Church, Virginia, Oct 29, 2012 (AFP) – From the stall where he sells newspapers and scarves in the colors of the former South Vietnam, Tony Nguyen has been watching the tight US presidential election play out before his eyes. Representatives for President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney have been […]

30.10.2012 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
The Philippine Embassy is closed on Monday, 29 October 2012, due to Hurricane Sandy.

The Philippine Embassy is closed on Monday, 29 October 2012, due to Hurricane Sandy.

The public is advised to monitor the Embassy’s website for the announcement of the resumption of normal operations. WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippine Embassy is urging the close to half a million members of the Filipino-American Community in the East Coast of the United States to brace themselves for what could be the largest storm to hit […]

29.10.2012 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
MacArthur Memorial

MacArthur Memorial

Members of the Filipino-American Veterans of Hampton Roads carry the United States and Virginia State colors during dedication ceremonies for the new Visitor’s Center of the MacArthur Memorial in Norfolk, Virginia, on 13 October 2012. The MacArthur Memorial is a museum and research center dedicated to preserving and presenting the story of the life of […]

19.10.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·
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