New York Conference promotes PHL as premier investment destination

WASHINGTON, DC  – Investments in people, infrastructure and reforms have transformed the Philippines into a prime destination for foreign capital in recent years, according to Philippine Finance Secretary Cesar V. Purisima, who was one of the keynote speakers at the Economic...

Kelley Blue Book says Mitsubishi Outlander is among the most affordable 3-Row Vehicle for 2015

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) today announced that the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander seven-passenger crossover has been named by Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com as one of its “10 Most Affordable 3-Row Vehicles.” In 2014, Outlander also was recognized for its affordability...

Colorful ‘giant bubbles’ in the sky at the Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic Festival

My daughter Marissa and I spent our Father’s Day weekend, amused and totally entertained watching the more than a dozen hot air balloons soaring above the sky at the Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Festival held at the Kaiser Community Park in the town of Windsor, California and...

PHL Catholic Church stands firm vs gay marriage

Manila, Philippines (AFP)  – The leadership of the Philippines’ dominant Roman Catholic church stressed its opposition to legalizing gay marriage on Sunday despite last week’s landmark decision by the US Supreme Court. The Philippine government meanwhile affirmed that under its...

PHL pushes for Japanese arms in face of China dispute

Manila, Philippines (AFP)  – The Philippines said Thursday it wants to acquire defence equipment from Japan, as the two allies strengthen defense ties in the face of China’s increasing assertiveness in the South China Sea. Manila was particularly keen on the P-3C Orion...

Palace tosses same-sex marriage legalization issue to Congress

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Saturday tossed to Congress the matter of legalizing same-sex marriages in the Philippines, now that such unions are deemed legal in the United States. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said that while President Benigno Aquino III...

Favorite casino in America survey results announced today revealing top resort/casino in US

Not in Las Vegas or Other Established Gaming/Resort City – Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California is the favorite United States casino, according to a nationwide poll by 10Best.com, part of USA TODAY Travel, that ended Monday, June 22. The Native American owned and...

No ‘live-in’ relationship for Gwen Zamora

Seems like yesterday when Gwen Zamora was raving about boyfriend Raymund Romualdez, a politician’s son. Now, she can’t stop gushing about her three-month old relationship with Jeremy Marquez, also a politician’s son. “Everything happens for a reason. Maybe that happened (breakup...

Carmina flattered to get ‘hate tweets’ for role in ‘Bridges of Love’

Carmina Villarroel said she does not mind receiving violent reactions on social media in relation to her character in the ABS-CBN series “Bridges of Love.” Villarroel said she thinks the netizens’ reactions mean that she is doing a great job in portraying her char acter, Alex...

Palace to Congress, judiciary: Help address human rights problems

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Saturday asked Congress and the judiciary to come together with the executive branch of government and explore ways to address human rights issues being raised in the US State Department’s 2014 report on the Philippines. Deputy presidential...