Calories counts don’t stop kids from pigging out

CHICAGO – Requiring fast-food restaurants in New York City to post calorie counts on menus did little to cut the number of calories children and teens consumed, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday. They found that children and adolescents noticed the calories posted on the...

Phil Jackson ’embarrassed’ after Bobcats crush the Lakers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson was so upset he spoke to reporters for 5 seconds and then walked away. Kobe Bryant sneaked out of the locker room before addressing the press at all. A once promising road trip has quickly turned sour for the...

Jericho admits feelings for Anne

MANILA, Feb 14 (Mabuhay) – Jericho Rosales admitted during the press conference of his upcoming series “Green Rose” that he had feelings for Anne Curtis while shooting their period movie “Baler” in 2008. Jericho said he developed feelings for the...

Hearty soups perfect for cold weather

Many people turn to a comforting bowl of soup to take the bite out of chilly winter days. Since the weather forecast predicts rain up until Saturday (eek!) what better time to discover just how simple it can be to make sensational homemade soups? Whether serving soup as part of...

Former congressional candidate sentenced to prison for lying to immigrant voters

GOP candidate Tan Nguyen sent letters warning Latino voters SANTA ANA, California – Tan Nguyen, who ran for the United States House of Representatives in 2006, was sentenced this morning to one year and one day in federal prison for his conviction last year on a federal...

Philippines suffers shortage of science workers

MANILA, February 15, 2011 (AFP) – The Philippines has fewer than half of the science and technology workers it needs as more and more of them are seeking jobs abroad, a science ministry official said Monday. Under UNESCO standards, the Philippines is supposed to have 386...

Philippines reports higher dollar remittances

MANILA, February 15, 2011 (AFP) – Remittances from the Philippines’ millions of overseas-based workers rose 8.2 percent year-on-year to hit $18.8 billion in 2010, the central bank said Tuesday. The figure slightly exceeded original forecasts of $18.7 billion, it said...

10,000 lose homes in Philippines slum blaze

By Cecil Morella MANILA, February 15, 2011 (AFP) – Around 10,000 people lost their homes and a child was killed Tuesday after fire razed one of the Philippines’ largest slums, authorities said, in the latest disaster highlighting Manila’s widespread poverty and...