Bloomberg projects PHL as world’s 2nd fastest economy in 2015

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A Bloomberg survey of economists shows the Philippines will be the second fastest-growing economy in the world this year, second only to China. Bloomberg’s survey says the Philippines and China will be the only two economies out of 57 included in the report...

Transparency International ranks PHL 94th of “most corrupt” in field of 177

The “improved ranking” of the Philippines’s in Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index for the year 2013 provides a consolation to many Filipinos who wake up every morning to news on corruptions on various levels of governance. We are not alone in the struggle...

Fil-Ams in the forefront of Int’l Diversity Festival

By Dan E. Nino Artesia, Calif. – All roads will lead to Pioneer Blvd. between 183rd and 188th streets in Artesia, California on Oct. 4 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. to a historic 2014 International Street Fair,  Diversity Festival and Expo where products and merchandise from different...

Cebu Pacific, Tigerair make progress with interline agreement

Cebu Pacific and Tigerair, the two largest low-cost carriers in the Philippines and Singapore respectively, have made further progress on their interline agreement with the first interline flights available on Cebu Pacific’s website from 23 July 2014.  Tigerair flights will be...

CGames: Boxing chiefs to probe headguard scrapping

By Alistair Watson GLASGOW, July 31, 2014 (AFP) – The International Boxing Association says it will carry out a detailed study of the impact of scrapping headguards for amateur contests following the conclusion of the Commonwealth Games. It follows a call from Australian boxer...

The top 10 landmarks in the world: TripAdvisor

(Relaxnews) – Machu Picchu, the fabled, mythical city of the Incas built high in the clouds between the Peruvian Andes and the Amazon Basin, has taken the title of world’s top landmark by TripAdvisor users. The historic sanctuary, which stands 2,430 meters above sea level,...

Palace lauds DOH-PhilNOS for setting world record for most number of organ donation pledges in a single site

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Malacañang lauded on Saturday the Department of Health-Philippine Network for Organ Sharing (DOH-PhilNOS) for setting the new world record on the largest number of organ donation pledges gathered in one hour in a single site on Friday. Deputy Presidential...

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...

Yemen TV airs horrific images of Al-Qaeda-claimed assault that killed Pinoy nurses

SANAA (AFP) – Yemeni state television has aired horrific images of an Al-Qaeda-claimed assault on a defense ministry complex in Sanaa showing the assailants executing civilians and medics in cold blood. The footage, taken from surveillance cameras, were aired on Yemen TV late on...

Google adds new Asian and African languages to Google Translate

(Relaxnews) – The must have app for back-packers, ex-pats and business travelers now supports 80 languages, including Zulu. In all, the update brings nine new languages, spoken by over 200 million people globally, to its desktop, tablet and smartphone app; the most...