Pantry secrets for Easter dinner

You probably don’t know it, but you may have the secret ingredients for an exceptional Easter dinner in your pantry right now. The holidays are a perfect opportunity to sprinkle creativity into special meals by using staples like pancake mix, syrup and instant mashed...

When is a cold not just a cold?

For parents trying to determine whether to take a child who is experiencing the signs of a cold to the doctor can be a regular occurrence. From runny noses to ear infections, kids can pass illnesses back and forth. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that...

AJ’s family to donate his cornea to blind Marian devotee

MANILA, Apr 19 (Mabuhay) – The family of AJ Perez has decided to donate the young actor’s cornea to Marian devotee Fatima Soriano, who was born blind. Fatima’s mother, Fely Soriano, confirmed that she and Fatima, 17, have already talked to Perez’s father,...

Odom shows why he’s the Sixth Man of the Year

By Lee Jenkins LOS ANGELES – The Lakers treated the Sixth Man Award as if it were the first trophy they ever won, the entire team crowding into a hotel ballroom Tuesday afternoon, Kobe Bryant leading a standing ovation, Lamar Odom tearing up at the podium as he gave thanks....

Global media swoop for royal wedding extravaganza

By Alice Ritchie LONDON, April 21, 2011 (AFP) – If your invitation to the royal wedding never arrived, fear not – thousands of journalists will cover every detail for a global audience of billions in what’s been dubbed the media event of the year. Television...

Catholic Philippines postpones Earth Day

MANILA, April 20, 2011 (AFP) – Earth Day activities in the largely Catholic Philippines will be postponed until next week so they do not clash with Good Friday, the government said. President Benigno Aquino ordered all Earth Day events be held on Monday because most...

Communist leaders fall in Philippines

MANILA, April 20, 2011 (AFP) – Two top communist rebel leaders in the Philippines surrendered while a third was captured Wednesday in a fresh blow to the insurgency amid ongoing peace talks, the army said. Marvin Capones and his wife, Gelita, gave themselves up to the army...