Obama tells ASEAN S. China Sea ruling eases tension, builds stability

Obama tells ASEAN S. China Sea ruling eases tension, builds stability

VIENTIANE (PNA/Kyodo) – US President Barack Obama told his Southeast Asian counterparts on Thursday that last July’s arbitral ruling that invalidated China’s claims to most of the South China Sea has “helped ease tension” and “built stability” in the region. Obama spoke of the ruling, according to Thai government spokesman Werachon Sukhondhapatipak, at a summit […]

11.09.2016 · Filled under: World News ·
Malacañang reminds Trump: You said PHL was a ‘special place’

Malacañang reminds Trump: You said PHL was a ‘special place’

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Saturday reminded US Republican party presidential candidate Donald Trump Sr. that he once said he loved the Philippines and how he described the country as a “special place.” “Considering his major real estate ‘brand’ investment in the Philippines’ financial capital called Trump Tower, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump unfortunately mentioned […]

09.08.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PH industrialization possible under Paris Accord — senator

PH industrialization possible under Paris Accord — senator

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Philippines does not have to turn its back on the Paris Agreement on Climate Change to pursue development, Sen. Loren Legarda said Monday. Legarda was responding to President Duterte’s earlier statement that he would not honor the pact, a treaty for which the previous administration vigorously campaigned, as it might inhibit […]

02.08.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Philippine News ·
Rosanna Roces to marry lesbian partner

Rosanna Roces to marry lesbian partner

Rosanna Roces and her lesbian partner, Blessy Arias, are set to get married in Canada next month. They will also have a ceremony in the Philippines in December. The couple shared the story behind their relationship, which started in their teens. Roces and Arias revealed that they have long known each other. Roces was only […]

02.08.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
FYLPRO holds info session in DC

FYLPRO holds info session in DC

WASHINGTON, DC – FYLPRO alums Melissa Medina and RJ Diokno led the information session on the 5th FYLPRO Immersion Program on 26 July 2016 at the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy. Every year since its establishment in 2012 by former Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose L. Cuisia, Jr., the Filipino-American Youth Leadership Program (FYLPRO) brought […]

31.07.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Kerry to PHL: Human rights must be protected

Kerry to PHL: Human rights must be protected

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – United States Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday mentioned the need to protect human rights as the Philippines and its partners combat local and international crimes. “We have a much broader agenda than, my friends, just the question of the South China Sea,” Kerry said during a joint conference with Foreign […]

28.07.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
DOL, OSHA, PHL Embassy forge ties to help protect Georgia workers

DOL, OSHA, PHL Embassy forge ties to help protect Georgia workers

The Embassy of the Philippines and U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration have renewed its partnership to promote worker’s rights at a signing ceremony in the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Building in Atlanta. Sung Kim Chu, assistant district director, Wage and Hour Division, Atlanta, Américo Pagán, assistant regional administrator cooperative […]

26.07.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Duterte to raise grievances to China over illegal drugs

Duterte to raise grievances to China over illegal drugs

MANILA, July 18 (Mabuhay) – President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday night said he will raise his grievances to China, in due time, over the involvement of Chinese nationals in the illegal drug trade in the country. “When I come face to face with them, makinig kayo, sabihin ko talaga ang sama ng loob ko lahat […]

18.07.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
SC justice asks fishermen to be prudent despite ruling on South China Sea

SC justice asks fishermen to be prudent despite ruling on South China Sea

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Supreme Court Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza on Wednesday called on Filipino fishermen to observe prudence in the disputed areas of the South China Sea even after the Permanent Court of Arbitration favored the Philippines in its 15-point case against China’s excessive claims in the area. In a media conference in Manila, Jardeleza […]

17.07.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Palace on next step after arbitration ruling: ‘Top priority will be national interest’

Palace on next step after arbitration ruling: ‘Top priority will be national interest’

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — The government’s next step in dealing with the territorial dispute in the South China Sea after the arbitration court issues its ruling will be based on the premise that national interest is the administration’s priority, a Malacañang spokesman said Tuesday. At a media briefing, presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella said “everything will be […]

13.07.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
SSS to conduct on-site services in Los Angeles

SSS to conduct on-site services in Los Angeles

Los Angeles  – The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles is pleased to inform you that Philippine Social Security System will conduct On-Site Services to be held at the Community Hall from 25 to 28 July 2016 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The following programs will be offered by SSS during the event: Registration (new):  Issuance […]

11.07.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News, Services ·
VP Robredo to visit remote PHL villages

VP Robredo to visit remote PHL villages

MANILA, July 5 (Mabuhay) –  Following her courtesy call on President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, Vice President Leni Robredo is now setting her sights on visiting the Philippines’ most far flung barangays which often lack government aid. “Iikot din po sa iba-ibang probinsya si VP Leni, pupunta sa mga pinakamalalayong barangay para mapakinggan ang kanilang […]

05.07.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Arbitration court to rule on South China Sea case on July 12

Arbitration court to rule on South China Sea case on July 12

BRUSSELS  (PNA/Kyodo) – The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague said Wednesday it will hand down its ruling on conflicting claims in the South China Sea on July 12. The United Nations-backed tribunal will decide on the case brought in January 2015 by the Philippines, which asserts that China’s claims to most of the […]

03.07.2016 · Filled under: World News ·
FASO concert taps Sylvia La Torre, Anna Maria Perez de Tagle as special guests

FASO concert taps Sylvia La Torre, Anna Maria Perez de Tagle as special guests

The Philippines’ legendary veteran entertainer, Sylvia La Torre, and her granddaughter, Broadway performer and TV-film actress Anna Maria Perez de Tagle, will be the special guests in the August 13 concert of the Filipino American Symphony Orchestra (FASO). La Torre and Perez de Tagle will perform a duet and solo numbers with FASO, the only Filipino […]

03.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings, Music ·
Philippine Department of Tourism-LA and Majestic Vacations launch “Philippine Travel Gems” Facebook Photo Contest

Philippine Department of Tourism-LA and Majestic Vacations launch “Philippine Travel Gems” Facebook Photo Contest

LOS ANGELES, CA (Mabuhay) -– Beginning July 1 through November 30, 2016, the Philippine Department of Tourism-Los Angeles and Majestic Vacations are holding an exciting online promotional campaign: “Philippine Travel Gems” Facebook Photo Contest. These travel and tourism industry partners are teaming up with Philippine Airlines to get Facebook users and travelers to the Philippines […]

29.06.2016 · Filled under: Art, Contests, Destinations, Happenings, Offers, Online, Photos, Promotions ·
FYLPRO signs 3-year MOU with Ayala, DFA, launches application for 2016 Immersion Program to PHL

FYLPRO signs 3-year MOU with Ayala, DFA, launches application for 2016 Immersion Program to PHL

LOS ANGELES — FYLPRO representatives on May 18 signed a 3-year partnership with the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs and Ayala Foundation, Inc., which commences the launch of its 2016 Immersion Program application that would identify 10 Filipino-American young leaders to join an all-expense paid, week-long program in the Philippines, FYLPRO President Bea Rico announced […]

24.06.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Obama, Trudeau reaffirm commitment to fight terrorism

Obama, Trudeau reaffirm commitment to fight terrorism

WASHINGTON  (PNA/Sputnik) – US President Barack Obama in a phone call to his Canadian counterpart Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday reaffirmed their joint commitment to fight terrorism following the deaths of US and Canadians at the hands of terror groups, the White House said in a statement. “The leaders [Obama and Trudeau] reaffirmed their […]

21.06.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
PHL’s ‘The Dreamweaver’ wows audience at the 2016 Euro Asia Shorts closing night

PHL’s ‘The Dreamweaver’ wows audience at the 2016 Euro Asia Shorts closing night

WASHINGTON, D.C. – “The Dreamweaver,” the Philippines’ entry to the closing night of the 2016 Euro Asia Short Film Festival, garnered admiration and generated discussion from the panelists and audience on 10 June 2016. Film and movie enthusiasts gathered at the Embassy of Italy for the 5th and closing night of the film festival which featured nine short […]

21.06.2016 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Film, Happenings, Legal Matters, Local News ·
‘The Great Promenade of Philippine-American Friendship’ unveiled

‘The Great Promenade of Philippine-American Friendship’ unveiled

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Philippine Embassy proudly unveiled the “The Great Promenade of Philippine-American Friendship,” a mural by Filipino artist Dominic Rubio, and other works of art at the Chancery Annex building on 10 June 2016. Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. and his wife, Madam Maria Victoria Cuisia led the unveiling […]

16.06.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Drilon admits failure in basic services overshadowed development under Aquino

Drilon admits failure in basic services overshadowed development under Aquino

MANILA, June 14 (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin Drilon admitted Tuesday that the failure of basic services, particularly in Metro Manila, overshadowed the economic development achieved by the Aquino administration. “The failure of the basic services in Metro Manila has caused all of this negative perception,” Drilon said in a television interview. He noted that […]

14.06.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·