Of chance encounters and surprising journeys: Join Angelica Panganiban, JM de Guzman in ‘That Thing Called Tadhana’

TFC@theMovies brings the most successful Filipino indie film to date to 33 theatres in the U.S. starting March 27 “There are two things that define the Filipino romantic comedy: ‘kilig’ and manufactured conflict. The former is the fuel that makes the engine run, the ephemeral...

Each congressional district to get one slot in the PMA

MANILA(Mabuhay) — Lawmakers have filed a bill mandating the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) to reserve a slot for one cadet each for every congressional district in the country every year to comprise its incoming class. Rep. Rufus Rodriguez (2nd District, Cagayan de Oro...

Cudia asks SC to consider CHR findings regarding dismissal

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Dismissed PMA Cadet Jeff Aldrin Cudia has asked the Supreme Court to consider the Commission on Human Rights findings that he was not guilty of the offense as earlier decided by the Philippine Military Academy. In his motion filed with the high court on...

Fil-Am Headliners: A Deputy DA and a celebrity beauty-maker

by Myrna Aquitania Deputy DA Teresa Pineda Magno bids for LA Superior Court Seat  At a recent “Night of Fine Food and Wine” at Rafi’s Village, in Burbank, this writer was among the guests at the campaign fundraiser for Fil-Am Deputy DA Teresa Pineda Magno in her bid for LA...

Palace exec: 3-day rest enough for PNoy

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Despite concerns regarding his health, President Benigno Aquino III will not extend his break beyond three days, Malacañang said Friday. At a press conference, Valte said Health Sec. Enrique Ona has always said that it would be “ideal” if the President...

Microtel Philippines

by : Rhony Laigo Microtel Philippines, part of the Wyndham hotel chain, will build more hotels thereby offering more rooms as it looks to a bullish Philippine tourism industry that is expected to double if not reach 10 million tourists in the next few years. In a U.S. roadshow...

Pacquiao wwept up in Linsanity

Boxing champ to meet with Jeremy Lin in New York  tomorrow By Nimfa U. Rueda LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21 – Like much of America, Fighter of the Decade Manny Pacquiao has been swept up in Linsanity. “I’m so proud of Jeremy Lin,” Pacquiao told Balita Media after a press...

Joel Bander faces more legal problems as more victims surface

By Rhony Laigo JOEL BANDER, the lawyer who now claims to have been set up probably by his own victims or by those who have an axe to grind against him in what is turning out to be a celebrated sex scandal that he allegedly committed in the Philippines, may yet face more legal...

Dr. Manny Calayan: We were never shut down

Dr. Manny Calayan speaks to the media and says operations at the Calayan clinic in Los Angeles never stopped despite a sting conducted by the Medical Board last year.

‘We were never shut down’ – Dr. Manny Calayan

By Rhony Laigo LOS ANGELES – Contrary to reports, the Calayan Surgicentre Corp. never stopped operations despite a reported sting last August by the California Medical Board that alleged that the clinic of the famous Filipino plastic surgeon was conducting illegal surgical...