Happy Holidays: Classic Eggnog is Back

Classic eggnog is pure and simple. Just three main ingredients – eggs, cream and sugar – magically create the quintessential holiday sip of thick creamy custard with puffs of softly beaten egg whites. For those of us who have lamented the fact that we could no longer...

UFC champ Georges St-Pierre meets Manny Pacquiao

By Thomas Gerbasi Georges St-Pierre and Manny Pacquiao. To fans of combat sports, their names are royalty. But for a few minutes in September, they were just two fighters talking shop while St-Pierre went on a tour of the Philippines and Pacquiao prepared for his November bout...

U.S. life expectancy falls – study 



WASHINGTON, December 9, 2010 (AFP) – Life expectancy has dropped slightly for all Americans except for black men, who gained around two and a half months in longevity, a report released Thursday found. Data gathered by the National Center for Health Statistics showed that...

Charice’s ‘Pyramid’ no. 4 on Yahoo!’s ‘Most Irresistible’ list

MANILA, Dec 8 (Mabuhay) – Singing sensation Charice’s hit song “Pyramid” has been included in “Yahoo’s 2010 Year in Review: Most Irresistible Lyrics” list. The article’s author Kimberly Chun noted that Charice’s single...

Kris Aquino to ‘eat, pray, love’ in 2011

MANILA, Dec 9 (Mabuhay) – Actress-host Kris Aquino is doing her own version of “Eat, Pray, Love” next year, including finding new love. “Eat, Pray, Love” tells the story of American author Elizabeth Gilbert, who, after her divorce, traveled to Italy,...

LAUSD Teacher Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography

Detectives Seek Possible Additional Victims The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is asking for the public’s help in identifying possible sexual abuse victims of Silvestre Ela, a Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) teacher. On Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, the LAPD...

Facebook co-founders pledge wealth to charity

SAN FRANCISCO, December 9, 2010 (AFP) – Facebook co-founders Mark Zuckerberg and Dustin Moskovitz have joined a pledge to give away more than half their wealth to charity. The pair were among 17 of “America’s wealthiest families” to add their names to a...

Gentleman act earns Fil-Am record Philippine lottery

MANILA, December 10, 2010 (AFP) – An act of gallantry paid huge dividends for a “humble gentleman” who won 17 million dollars in a Philippine lottery after letting a woman cut him in line and buy what would have been his losing ticket. The 63-year-old...

Philippines denies back flip on Nobel ceremony

MANILA, December 10, 2010 (AFP) – The Philippines on Friday denied reports it would send an envoy to the Nobel peace prize ceremony for Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, but insisted its commitment to human rights remained strong. Confusion arose after the Nobel...