Pacquiao-Marquez 4th fight sends shock waves to Fil-Am Community

by: Rey Andres After eight years, 42 rounds and hours and hours of trainings for the two great ring gladiators, finally the score was settled on the sixth round of their fourth encounter on who between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez would be the last man standing on the...

Bonifacio and Rizal: Shedding blood for freedom

by: Rey Andres The stubbornness Andres de Castro Bonifacio who refused to listen to an intellectual and well-educated Jose Protacio Rizal sparked a revolution in August of 1896 to signal the struggle to end the three-and-a half centuries of Spanish colonial rule in the...

Thanksgiving ushers in Newport Beach’s water spectacle

by: Rey Andres California eagerly awaits the Pasadena Annual Tournament of Roses that users in the New Year and draws admiration to the artistic floats that serve as monuments to the creative attributes of thousands of men and women who fashion God’s wonderful resources into...

Audiophile turns garbage into gold restoring vintage systems

by: Rey Andres In this age of miniaturized sound technology, collectors still prefer the high-fidelity rendition the tube in their sound systems. The technology that many baby-boomers grew up with still commands a following in this high tech, user-friendly world of gadgetry. Rey...

First time marathoners overcome hurdles

by: Rey Andres George Herbert Leigh Mallory was an English mountaineer who was part of the first three-member British expedition team to Mount Everest in the early 1920s and became famous for his quip on the reason why he took to climbing one of the world’s treacherous peaks w...

Lost U.S. Medal of Honor returned after 90 years

Weekend Balita – What are the odds of finding something that was missing for the 90 years? Very remote, I’d say, if not almost impossible. But to the family of Jose Nisperos, a native of La Union in the Philippines, it was sort of a miracle that a his U.S. Medal of...

St. Linus Church caps Lent with ‘Salubong’

AROUND TOWN By Rey Andres A joyful Easter Sunday celebration will highlight this year’s Lent Season observance at the St. Linus Catholic Church on April 24 with the traditional staging of the “Salubong”, a revered tradition observed in the Philippines and in...

PHL Department of Tourism joins 17th Annual Honolulu Festival

Around Town By Rey Andres The tsunami spawned by a magnitude 9 earthquake in Japan made its way to Hawaii early Friday at the same day as the Honolulu Festival, an annual event awaited by hundreds of tourists who flock to the God-enchanted for island and sun. No one was injured...

Japan’s elderly bear brunt of calamities

AROUND TOWN By Rey Andres Japan’s triple calamities highlight the degree to which its elder population had to bear the brunt of difficulties and hardships that these unfortunate tragedies bring about. Making up almost a quarter of its population, some of Japan’s...

Around Town: Claire Rodriguez, a young singer to watch

By Rey Andres Balita Media News Service Sixteen-year old Claire Rodriguez’s passion is performing. She is a singer, dancer and actress and had her first public performance when she was barely three years old. She is serious at perfecting her craft and has been taking voice...