President Aquino monitors Typhoon Glenda aftermath

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacanang on Wednesday said the government is prioritizing power restoration and the health and welfare of evacuees as Typhoon Glenda (international codename Rammasun) pummeled Metro Manila, its nearby provinces and the Bicol region. Presidential...

Aquino: I bear no grudge, ill will against SC

MANILA (Mabuhay) — A day after his televised speech defending the disbursement acceleration program, President Aquino took a different tack and enumerated several projects funded by the DAP that could not wait until the end of the year. The President also said he does not...

Aston Martin that inspired ‘Goldfinger’ goes up for bid

(Relaxnews) – This Saturday, July 12, the 1954 Aston Martin DB 2/5 Mk I that inspired Ian Fleming when writing his James Bond novel “Goldfinger” will be auctioned by Coys of Kensington at Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, England. The model going under the hammer belonged to a...

New guide helps travelers find best hotel deals throughout the year

(Relaxnews) – Number crunchers over at a leading hotel booking site in Asia have come up with a handy calendar to help travelers find the best hotel deals. In a New York state of mind but on a budget? According to Agoda.com’s travel wheel, booking a room in the first week...

Meat-Free Favorites – Chicken-Free Salad

By Elena Johnson This heart-healthy, cholesterol-free recipe for vegetarian chicken salad is perfect for summertime cookouts. Since the Beyond Meat Chicken-Free Strips are already cooked, you won’t even need to turn on the stove. This quick and easy salad is delicious on toasted...

PHL country of honor at the 34th Lotus Festival of Los Angeles

Los Angeles – The Philippines is the featured country at the 34th Lotus Festival held at the Echo Park Lake in Los Angeles from 12 to 13 July 2014. Thousands of Angelinos flocked to Echo Park, excited to witness a re-invigorated Lotus Festival after a 2-year hiatus. The two-day...

Miss World Philippines 2014 signs contract with GMA Network

Philippine broadcast industry giant GMA Network is the official media partner of Miss World Philippines 2014. The contract signing was held on July 4 at the GMA Network Center and attended by the top officers of the Network. Just like the pageants held in 2011 and 2013, Miss...

Cruise lines eye PHL as cruise ship destination

MIAMI – Three of the world’s leading cruise companies – Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Lines – have expressed interest to help develop the Philippines as a cruise ship destination. This was disclosed by Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. after meeting with senior...

Metro Manila survives Glenda better than it did Milenyo

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Typhoon Glenda, the first major weather disturbance to directly hit Metro Manila in years, brought strong winds and torrential rains to the capital region, peeling off roofs of houses, uprooting trees, and causing a prolonged and widespread power outage. Metro...

Glenda shuts down Metro Manila, kills 13

By Mynardo MACARAIG MANILA (AFP) – The first typhoon of the Philippines’ brutal rainy season shut down the nation’s capital on Wednesday, killing at least 13 people across the country and cutting power for millions. Ferocious winds from Typhoon Rammasun tore roofs off houses,...
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