Just desserts: The rise of East Asia’s pudding places

 (Hong Kong-AFP) – From Champagne shaved ice to bamboo charcoal-flavored ice cream, desserts in East Asia are coming into their own as ever-more inventive chefs look to satisfy the region’s increasingly adventurous diners. While Michelin-starred restaurants have long served...

Beast mode Gilas Pilipinas vents ire on Hong Kong with 101-50 victory

MANILA, Sept 24 (Mabuhay) – After suffering a shocking defeat in the opening game of the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship, the Philippine national basketball team went on beast mode. Gilas Pilipinas took out its frustration on an overmatched Hong Kong squad, 101-50, on Thursday in...

LBC celebrates PHL Independence Day across the globe

Though most celebrations for the country’s 117th Independence day are held in the Philippines, LBC Express, Inc., the leading courier service, logistics, and money remittance provider has brought festivities to Filipinos across the globe. In celebration and commemoration of...

Duterte: No room for failure if I become president

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said there will be no room for failure if he chooses to run and becomes president in 2016. During a speech before overseas Filipino workers in Hong Kong last Sunday, Duterte said he is still “trying to feel the pulse of the...

Stay alert vs. avian flu, Pinoys in HK told

MANILA (Mabuhay) – While Hong Kong may have lowered the alert level on avian influenza, Filipinos there were reminded to stay vigilant and maintain good hygiene to avoid getting the disease. The reminder came from the Philippine consulate general in Hong Kong, which said the...

Ninoy Aquino Int’l Airport stinky no more?

Here is something positive, for a change, to say about what the Aquino administration is doing for the good of the country. Of course, this is not about the Mamasapano massacre or President Noynoy’s desire to railroad the approval of the now controversial Bangsamoro bill pending...

Pinay mom charged after teen falls to death in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, China, AFP, Thursday 4/9/2015 – The Filipina mother of a teenager who plunged to her death from an upmarket Hong Kong apartment was released on bail Thursday after being charged with neglect, as her lawyer told of the “unraveling” of their happy family life. Herminia...

PHL exports down for two straight months in January – PSA

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Despite better receipts in electronics, Philippine merchandise exports declined for the second straight month in January due to lower shipments of other manufactures, furniture, chemical, metal components and coconut oil. Export payments decreased by 0.5...

Foreign investments up over 30% in Nov. – Bangko Sentral

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Jobs-creating foreign direct investments (FDIs) grew by over a third in November, reflecting confidence in the Philippine economy, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said Wednesday. The Philippines registered a net inflow of $399 million in FDIs last...

Gov’t aid assured for family of volunteer who died in papal Mass accident

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Labor and Employment on Tuesday assured assistance for the family of a volunteer who died in a freak accident in Tacloban City last Saturday, shortly after Pope Francis’ Mass there. DOLE Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said the Overseas Workers...