A Showy, Snowy Holiday Pie

By Jenny Harper When it comes to entertaining, especially during the holidays, I love to finish the party off with a beautiful dessert. And if it’s as easy as it is pretty, it just makes my holiday even merrier. This Peppermint Snow Pie is just such a dessert –...

Los Angeles Lakers’ Sacha Vujacic traded to the Nets

NEWARK, N.J. – The New Jersey Nets traded Terrence Williams to the Houston Rockets in a three-way deal that will land them Los Angeles Lakers guard Sasha Vujacic and a pair of first-round draft picks, the Nets announced on Wednesday. The Lakers will receive Nets veteran...

Actress linked to James Yap breaks silence

MANILA, Dec 15 (Mabuhay) – The model-actress romantically linked to cager James Yap, estranged husband of Kris Aquino, finally broke her silence on the controversy. During the premiere of Metro Manila Film Festival entry “Rosario” on Monday night, Isabel Oli...

Simbang Gabi at Our Lady of Valley Church

LOS ANGELES, Dec 15 (Mabuhay) – It is that time of the year again that we, Filipinos, brave the chilly mornings to prepare and celebrate the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ. It is Simbang Gabi season and the Los Angeles Archdiocese adopted the theme “Knowing...

Optimism for 2011 high in Philippines due to Aquino: survey

MANILA, December 16, 2010 (AFP) – A vast majority in the Philippines expect things to get better next year, buoyed by the reform agenda of new President Benigno Aquino, an independent polling outfit said Thursday. Nearly nine in 10 Filipinos looked to 2011 with hope, with...

Christmas ceasefire with communists begins in Philippines

MANILA, December 16, 2010 (AFP) – Philippine security forces and communist rebels began a Christmas ceasefire on Thursday in the shadow of the guerrillas’ deadliest attack in a year and marred within hours by a fresh skirmish. Both the government and the rebels...

Manila to pay compensation for fatal hijacking

HONG KONG, December 16, 2010 (AFP) – Manila will pay compensation to the families of eight Hong Kong tourists killed during a botched hostage rescue in the Philippine capital, the country’s tourism secretary said Thursday. Alberto Lim, who was on a “goodwill...