Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in dramatic return for debt vote

WASHINGTON, August 1, 2011 (AFP) – U.S. lawmaker Gabrielle Giffords, who was seriously injured in a shooting rampage in January, made a dramatic return to the House of Representatives for the first time on Monday to vote for a major austerity bill. The House chamber broke into...

Record-breaking U.S. drought in July

WASHINGTON, August 1, 2011 (AFP) – July was a record-breaking dry month in parts of the United States, with 12 percent of the country under an “exceptional” drought causing crop losses and water shortages, authorities said Monday. The “exceptional” drought level, the...

Congress must take steps to boost economy: Obama

WASHINGTON, August 2, 2011 (AFP) – President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged Congress to turn its attention next to boosting the US economy through measures to aid job creation and increase consumer confidence. “We can’t balance the budget on the backs of the very...

Andi coping well with pregnancy

MANILA, July (Mabuhay) – For the first time after the news broke out that she’s pregnant, actress Andi Eigenmann answered questions about her pregnancy. “Okay naman po. Thank you,” Eigenmann said after watching the indie film “Cuchera” at the UP Theater in Diliman...

Enchong defends Erich over ‘bad attitude’ rumors

MANILA, Aug 1 (Mabuhay) – Actor Enchong Dee came to the defense of actress Erich Gonzalez, who is being rumored for having a “bad attitude” behind the camera. During the press conference of “Maria la del Barrio,” Dee said Gonzales should be given another chance because...

John Lloyd mum on details about next project

MANILA, Aug 1 (Mabuhay) – Despite reports that his movie with actress Angel Locsin will finally push through, actor John Lloyd Cruz refused to confirm nor deny anything about the project. Cruz said he’d rather not give details about his upcoming projects because nothing has...

Maja stars in indie film ‘Thelma’

MANILA, July 2011 (Mabuhay) – Actress Maja Salvador is excited about her upcoming film “Thelma.” Salvador said the film is based on the life of Filipino athletes, in particular, runners. “Ang role ko dito, isa akong runner na sobra ang pangarap niya para sa pamilya niya...

Health and well-being: Keep connected

POSITIVE news for those experiencing cancer, premature birth or serious illness and the people who care for them: Staying connected helps make health journeys easier! Patients say going online to update family and friends about their health condition positively impacts their...

EcoWaste coalition finds mercury in skin whitening products, pushes crack down on dangerous cosmetics

MANILA, Aug. 1 (PNA) – Eleven out of 12 skin whitening products tested by the EcoWaste Coalition had mercury levels of up to 28,600 parts per million (ppm), atrociously over and above the Philippine regulatory limit of 1 ppm for mercury in cosmetics. The toxic watchdog has duly...

Understanding the language of your health insurance plan

How knowledgeable are you about your health insurance plan? Do you know what medications are on your formulary and if your plan requires you to use generic medications first? If you found these questions difficult to answer, you are not alone. The following are definitions to...
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