‘Game of Thrones’ director to helm film adaptation of ‘The Nightingale’

‘Game of Thrones’ director to helm film adaptation of ‘The Nightingale’

“Game of Thrones” director Michelle MacLaren has signed on to helm TriStar’s film adaptation of Kristin Hannah’s bestselling novel “The Nightingale.” MacLaren, who has also previously worked on episodes of “The X-Files”, “Breaking Bad”, and “The Walking Dead”, will direct the World War II drama from a screenplay adapted by herself, Ann Peacock and John Sayles. The […]

14.08.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Venice Film Festival 2016 announces lineup

Venice Film Festival 2016 announces lineup

The films in contention at the 73rd edition of the Venice Film Festival were announced on Thursday in Rome, with a group of English-language features on the docket. Opening the festival is Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land,” starring Ryan Gosling and Emma stone in a nod to the Golden Age of American musicals. In Mel […]

28.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
VP Robredo to grace National Empowerment Conference in DC

VP Robredo to grace National Empowerment Conference in DC

U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott to give opening keynote speech Washington, D.C. – Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo has accepted NaFFAA’s invitation to attend the 12th National Empowerment Conference, which will be held next month in Valley Forge, PA, a city 25 miles north of Philadelphia. She will be the featured speaker at the gala dinner on Saturday, […]

28.07.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
PHL Museum of Natural History design celebrates nature, Science & Arts

PHL Museum of Natural History design celebrates nature, Science & Arts

WASHINGTON, DC – Art and science enthusiasts and members of the Filipino community gathered at the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy on Friday, 15 July 2016, for a presentation by Architect Dominic Galicia on the creation of the new National Museum of Natural History in Manila’s Rizal Park. The Museum of Natural History will be housed in the […]

24.07.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Fil-Am stars in world premiere of ‘As Straw Before The Wind’

Fil-Am stars in world premiere of ‘As Straw Before The Wind’

Hollywood, CA   – As Straw Productions presents the World Premiere of As Straw Before The Wind, a new play that offers a window into the life experience of a Filipina nurse who survives the trauma of World War II, only to discover that her war is not yet over. Written by Felix Racelis, under the direction of Lesley Asistio, the […]

17.07.2016 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film, Local News ·
Virtual reality film of Anne Frank’s story confirmed

Virtual reality film of Anne Frank’s story confirmed

A virtual reality film which will take viewers inside Anne Frank’s secret annex has been confirmed reports The Hollywood Reporter. The possibly controversial new film, “Anne”, will tell the story of Anne’s experience inside the annex whilst hiding from the Nazis during World War II. The film’s technology will give viewers the chance to be “immersed […]

04.05.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
Sen. Lugar extols strong, longstanding PHL-US ties

Sen. Lugar extols strong, longstanding PHL-US ties

WASHINGTON, DC — “Through all the shifts of policy and politics over the years, both in our country and in the Philippines, one thing has provided a lasting foundation for US-Philippine relations. That is the strong bonds between our two peoples.” The Honorable Richard Lugar, former Chairman of the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, ended […]

04.05.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
PHL advances China sea dispute, other issues with US lawmakers

PHL advances China sea dispute, other issues with US lawmakers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Philippine Government officials engaged US legislators on 15-16 March 2016 to mobilize Congressional support for key Philippine advocacies in the United States. On 15 March, Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. and Acting Secretary of Justice Emmanuel L. Caparas led the Philippine delegation in separate meetings with Senator […]

18.03.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Japanese women still face 100 day wait to remarry

Japanese women still face 100 day wait to remarry

Japanese women still face a 100 day wait before they can remarry following legal changes approved Tuesday by the country’s cabinet, a move condemned as discriminatory by a UN rights group. The approval, from conservative Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s administration on International Women’s Day, came after Japan’s Supreme Court ruled in December that the six-month […]

10.03.2016 · Filled under: Asian News, Beauty & Style, Lifestyle ·
More blessing for Bela

More blessing for Bela

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Landing a lead role in Joel Lamangan’s latest movie “Tomadachi” is another blessing for actress Bela Padilla. She thought bagging the role of Honorata (Felix Manalo’s wife) in the blockbuster movie about the founder and first executive director of Iglesia ni Cristo, was already the biggest she could hope to receive this […]

08.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Obama honors Fil-Am legacy in US defense, labor movement

Obama honors Fil-Am legacy in US defense, labor movement

White House event kicks off Fil-Am History Month By Nimfa U. Rueda LOS ANGELES – President Obama this week honored Filipino-Americans who “helped build and defend” the United States at the first ever celebration of Filipino-American History Month at the White House. In a message that was read before some 200 Fil-Am elected officials and […]

12.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings, Local News ·
Movement to award Congressional Gold Medal to Filipino veterans gains ground during Filipino American History Month

Movement to award Congressional Gold Medal to Filipino veterans gains ground during Filipino American History Month

Washington, DC – As Filipino American History Month is commemorated nationwide in October, the movement to recognize Filipino and Filipino-American World War II veterans for their wartime service to the U.S. gains momentum. October is recognized as Filipino American History Month, when the contributions of the Filipino American community are celebrated across the United States. In recent years, […]

07.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Obama picks Fil-Am for top Navy post

Obama picks Fil-Am for top Navy post

LOS ANGELES – US President Barack Obama has nominated the granddaughter of a Filipino veteran of World War II for promotion to vice admiral in the US Navy and for the position of Defense Health Agency (DHA) director, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced this week. If her nomination is approved, Rear Adm. Raquel C. Bono will […]

25.09.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
China’s Xi, Obama aide hint at underlying tensions ahead of summit

China’s Xi, Obama aide hint at underlying tensions ahead of summit

Beijing, China | AFP |   – Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Barack Obama’s key national security aide hinted at tensions that divide their countries on Friday ahead of a state visit to Washington by Xi. Meeting in Beijing with US national security adviser Susan Rice, Xi said that he looks forward to continuing […]

01.09.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Pinoys in US are outstanding immigrants (Part 2)

Pinoys in US are outstanding immigrants (Part 2)

MPI Report: In 1970, there were more Pinoys serving the US Navy than the PHL Navy By Abner Galino The facts bear out to the strength of Pinoy immigrant community in the US, both in terms of numbers and quality. Now, let us go back in time to see how it came to be. Those […]

24.08.2015 · Filled under: Asian News ·
Pope says never again, recalling ‘horrific’ WWII atomic bombings

Pope says never again, recalling ‘horrific’ WWII atomic bombings

Vatican City, Holy See | AFP |   – Pope Francis said Sunday that the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings still evoked “horror and revulsion” 70 years on and called for a ban on nuclear arms and weapons of mass destruction. An American plane dropped a bomb on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, in one of […]

11.08.2015 · Filled under: World News ·
Japan may consider South China Sea patrols: AFP

Japan may consider South China Sea patrols: AFP

Tokyo, Japan (AFP)   – Japan’s military may join US forces on patrol in the South China Sea, the nation’s top uniformed officer said in an interview published Thursday, as Tokyo seeks a greater security role. China’s recent moves to build artificial islands have created “very serious potential concerns” for Japan, Katsutoshi Kawano, chief of […]

30.06.2015 · Filled under: Asian News ·
Congressional Gold Medal Sought for Filipino WWII Vets

Congressional Gold Medal Sought for Filipino WWII Vets

By Nimfa U. Rueda LOS ANGELES— Legislators Thursday introduced a bill seeking to award a Congressional Gold Medal to Filipino and Filipino-American soldiers who fought during World War II. “Filipino veterans fought bravely alongside American forces during World War II, and our recognition of their service and sacrifice is long overdue,” said Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI). Gabbard and […]

19.06.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
US to put woman on new $10 bill

US to put woman on new $10 bill

(Washington-AFP) – The US will put the image of a woman on an American banknote for the first time in over a century, breaking the lock that white male political heroes have on the greenback. The US Treasury announced Thursday that a yet-unchosen woman, likely “a champion for our inclusive democracy,” will feature on the […]

18.06.2015 · Filled under: Home & Garden, U.S. News ·
Lily James set for “The Kaiser’s Last Kiss”

Lily James set for “The Kaiser’s Last Kiss”

(Relaxnews) – “Cinderella” star Lily James will take a lead role opposite Christopher Plummer in “The Kaiser’s Last Kiss,” a period drama of romantic subterfuge. She’s to become a member of the Dutch resistance during World War II, disguised as a housemaid and sent to Kaiser Wilhelm II (Plummer, “Beginners”) under orders from the British […]

11.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
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