Japanese envoy apologizes for World War II, thanks PHL for ‘moving on’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Toshinao Urabe used the commemoration of the Araw ng Kagitingan on Wednesday to apologize for Japan’s role during World War II, saying it has learned its lesson from those days. “Seventy-two years have passed. Still, it...

Out of Borneo: The role of slavery in the peopling of the Philippines

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 9:30 am – 10:45 am Fowler A139 UCLA Campus Los Angeles, CA 90095 Free and open to the public. Lecture by Roderick G. Orlina, PhD Candidate, Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University (Australia) One of the most glaring omissions in Philippine...

Lab clue to caffeine benefit on Alzheimer’s

(PARIS-AFP) – French and German researchers on Wednesday said they had found evidence in the lab to back theories that drinking caffeine has a preventive effect on Alzheimer’s disease. In mice, regular doses of caffeine inhibited the growth of tau, a protein that...

UCLA Thai Smakom Culture Night “Before Summer”

Saturday, April 26, 2014 7:00 PM Schoenberg Hall Auditorium UCLA Campus Los Angeles, CA 90095 Free and open to the public but tickets required.  Further information available at www.facebook.com/events/621377741279666/. Come join us for our show filled with drama, fight scenes,...

Permanent Resident Does Not Require Job to Sponsor Spouse

By Atty. Henry Moyal Q. I’m a permanent resident of Canada. I landed in Ottawa, Ontario in 2005 and had a good paying job. In 2011, I returned to the Philippines to care for my ailing father and I have not returned to Canada since. During my stay in the Philippines I met a woman...

PHL no longer blacklisted

‘Hardwork’ pays off as more carriers poised to fly to US MANILA, April 10, 2014 (AFP) – The US Federal Aviation Administration has removed the Philippines from its air safety blacklist, Manila said Thursday, opening the door for its airlines to expand services to the United...

Breakup rumors hound Louise, Enzo anew

Another showbiz couple has purportedly called it quits: Kapuso actors Louise delos Reyes and Enzo Pineda. If rumors are true, this would be the second breakup for the two, after having mutually decided to split up for the first time in March last year. It was Enzo who made public...

Martinez poised for a gold medal finish in Slovenia

By David Casuco LOS ANGELES (Mabuhay) – Michael Christian Martinez, seeing action for the first time since the Sochi Olympiad, is back in competitive form. The seventeen year-old figure skating phenom found himself atop the leaderboard after the short program in the ongoing...

18,000 Students to Kick Up Heels in Simultaneous Participatory Dance Performance on The Music Center Plaza at 44th Annual Blue Ribbon Children’s Festival

– California’s Longest-Continuing Arts Education Initiative Keeps Performing Arts Alive for Students Despite Budget Challenges in Schools –   WHAT:   More than 3,100 fifth grade students (18,000 over three days) from throughout Los Angeles County will simultaneously perform...

PHL San Francisco Consulate ‘shines blue’ for World Autism Awareness Day

Visitors to the Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco on April 2 were greeted by an unusual sight: all Consulate personnel were attired in blue. At various times during the day, personnel would hold up a sign displaying a fact about autism and autism spectrum disorder...
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