DOT in partnership with China Airlines and GTT International holds Fam Tour to acquaint travel agents on Taiwan, PHL destinations

Fam tour affords  travel agent-participants new resources and tools for promoting tourism products and services in both countries By Manny V. Ilagan, PDOT-Los Angeles MANILA – A guided Fam Tour recently conducted jointly by the Philippine Department of Tourism’s United States...

ABC Entertainment debuts upcoming TV shows in TCA winter press tour

By Hannah De Castro-Abinuman From the same network that brought us the Emmy-award winning series, “Modern Family,” comedy favorite, “The Middle,” and long-running hit shows like “Dancing With the Stars” and “General Hospital,” comes another set of TV shows that are bound to keep...

Don’t insult other religions: Pope

But cleric says ‘To kill in the name of God is an absurdity’ By Jean-Louis De La Vaissiere Manila, Philippines | AFP |  – Pope Francis on Thursday condemned killing in God’s name but warned religion could not be insulted, weighing into a global debate on free speech...

SoCal Edison Fil-Am engineer wins Presidential Award from PHL

For the past few years, Roderick Dela Cruz has used his engineering skills to help bring dam safety to his home country Bruno Mars may have a Grammy, but Roderick Dela Cruz is the one who went home with a Presidential Award from the Philippines. In rarefied company, Dela Cruz, a...

Gulf agrees new contract for domestic workers ahead of Asia meet

KUWAIT CITY (AFP) – Gulf labor ministers Tuesday agreed on minimum terms in the contracts of domestic staff to improve the widely criticized working conditions of over 2.4 million foreign maids, an official said. The move comes as labor ministers of the six-nation Gulf...

Aquarium of the Pacific experience more than educational

Visitors to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach not only enjoy a vicarious journey into the bottom of the sea during their visit but they get more in terms of being given the opportunity to discover that beneath the surface lurks a breath-taking milieu that they can only...

Asian women’s group offers free volunteer interpreter training Oct. 10

The Asian Pacific Women’s Center is offering a Free Volunteer Interpreter Training on Oct. 10, Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center located at 244 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. The free lunch training will help Asian and...

Billionaire.com lists world’s most exclusive golf courses

(Relaxnews) – During the PGA Golf Championships, which took place August 4-10 in Louisville, Kentucky, the online magazine for the ultra-wealthy revealed its selection of the 10 most exclusive golf courses on the planet, which also happen to be some of the most...

PHL among happiest countries in the world – Gallup poll

The series of disasters that shook the county in 2013 were described as “successive and overlapping” and left billions of dollars in damages and thousands of families  grieving because of the loss of loved ones. Typhoon Yolanda, easily the most disastrous calamity of the year,...

8th Historic Filipinotown 5K RUN June 14

New route, new challenge By Arturo P. Garcia Los Angeles – The 8th Historic Filipinotown 5K RUN June 14, 2014 will take a different route after taking the Temple-Hoover Route for eight years. This time, the 8th Historic Filipinotown 5K RUN will take the Bonnie Brae, Beverly to...