Classical and contemporary art merges with high fashion in Icon Shoes’ latest collection

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (November 12, 2013) – Throughout the ages a wide variety of art forms have existed, each exhibiting its own unique personal style, ecclectic inspiration and cultural influence. One of the most interesting aspects of the evolution of art is the fusing together...

Philippine Typhoon Relief Donation Drive Drop-Off Rally Set for Wednesday, Nov. 20 at the Rose Bowl

Los Angeles, November 14, 2013 – Filipino American Television (FilAm TV) along with the Office of Vice-Mayor Jacque Robinson, City of Pasadena, Victory Cargo, the American Red Cross, and PNB-Remittance Centers Inc announced today that monetary donations and donations for...

Yolanda ‘very much like a tsunami’ – UN

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Satellite images processed by a specialized United Nations program reveal that super typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) looked “very much like a tsunami” that eradicated entire towns in the Philippines, an analyst from the United Nations Institute for Training and...

Special loans readied for 300k GSIS members, pensioners in typhoon-affected areas

MANILA, Nov 14 (Mabuhay) – Special loan packages have been readied for some 300,000 typhoon-affected members and pensioners of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) in Eastern Visayas. GSIS vice-president for communications Marge Jurillo said the GSIS Board of Trustees...

NDRRMC says reports on gov’t slow response to ‘Yolanda’ victims is ‘subjective’

MANILA, Nov. 14 (Mabuhay) – The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Thursday described as “subjective” reports made by foreign media claiming that the Philippine government has been slow in helping the victims of super typhoon “Yolanda”. NDRRMC...

Fault finders should shift their attention in helping the needy, Visayan solon say

MANILA, Nov. 14 (Mabuhay) – Every Filipino should rally behind the Aquino government’s effort to provide relief for survivors and restore normalcy in areas pummeled by monster typhoon “Yolanda,” Iloilo Rep. Gerry Trenas said on Thursday as he urged fault finders to dismiss...

Gazmin tells critics: You call us slow?

MANILA, Nov 14 (Mabuhay) – Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin on Thursday said the national government is already running the show in the Yolanda-battered areas, specifically in Tacloban. Gazmin denied reports here and abroad that the government has been slow in providing relief...

BIR: No tax on relief goods for ‘Yolanda’ victims

MANILA, Nov 14 (Mabuhay) – The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has clarified that relief goods, from here and abroad, intended for victims of super typhoon ‘Yolanda’ will be spared from taxes as long as they are coursed through the government or accredited foundations. The BIR...

BI eases rules for humanitarian workers assisting ‘Yolanda’ victims

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has relaxed immigration rules for all foreign humanitarian workers and relief volunteers who will provide assistance to the survivors of super typhoon “Yolanda.” Humanitarian workers should only present the following upon...

China gives additional $100k for ‘Yolanda’ aid

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Chinese President Xi Jinping is giving an additional $100,000 to the Philippine government to help victims of super typhoon Yolanda. In a statement from the Chinese Embassy, President Xi extended his condolences to President Aquino. In his letter of...
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