Travel International Group celebrates 18 successful years in travel industry

Carson-based travel agency reaches 18-year milestone Travel International Group was a small, unknown travel company organized and established by travel industry experts Rick Enrique and Jane Stark on May 1, 1997.  Now, 18 years later, the company has grown into one of the most...

Aquino confers Presidential Awards to outstanding OFWs, organizations

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III on Friday honored 33 outstanding overseas Filipinos and foreign-based organizations during the conferment of the 2014 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas held in Malacañang Palace. In his...

Sweeteners boost diabetes risk: study

(PARIS–AFP) – Promoted as an aid to good health, artificial sweeteners may in fact be boosting diabetes risk, said a study Wednesday that urged a rethink of their widespread use and endorsement. Also called non-calorific artificial sweeteners, or NAS, the additives...

PHL bans OFW deployments in 3 countries

MANILA (Mabuhay) – As conflicts in the tumultuous regions of East Africa and the Middle East continue to rage, the Philippine government has begun imposing both partial and total bans on Filipino worker deployment in Kenya, Israel as well as the Gaza Strip and West Bank in...

Aquino opens Asian Defense and Security exhibition

MANILA (Mabuhay) – As the Philippines gears towards achieving the goal of upgrading its defense capabilities, President Benigno S. Aquino III on Thursday opened this year’s Asian Defense, Security and Crisis Management (ADAS) exhibition and conference, held at the World Trade...

Bong Revilla, Hayden Kho reconcile during spiritual trip

SENATOR Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr., Hayden Kho Jr. and Dr. Vicky Belo finally made peace to each other during their spiritual trip to the Holy Land, Israel. Kho surprised his Instagram followers when he posted a photo with Revilla with a caption: “But this is really the most...

Lawyer: Revilla has important announcement upon return from Israel

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Lawyer Joel Bodegon allayed fears Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla, Jr. will not come back. In fact, Bodegon said Revilla, his wife Lani, and children will only stay in Israel for two weeks. Upon returning, the senator will announce something important, he said....

Olongapo students help shape positive picture of PHL in US

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nine public school students from Olongapo City are helping shape a positive picture of the Philippines and strengthen people-to-people ties with the United States through an educational exchange program with the city of Virginia Beach in Virginia. The nine...

Israel grants Filipina X-Factor winner license to sing

JERUSALEM (AFP) – A 47-year-old Filipina caregiver who won Israel’s X-Factor talent show has been granted permission to earn a living as a singer in the Jewish state, officials said on Monday. Rose Fostanes, the only foreign contestant on the show, moved to Israel six years ago,...

‘Yolanda’ sparks worldwide financial/humanitarian aid

by Myrna Aquitania The worldwide outpouring of financial and humanitarian aid for victims of typhoon ‘Yolanda’ is amazingly overwhelming. Recent reports from a flash appeal by the United Nations stated that an “estimate of $301 million or 13 billion pesos would be needed for the...
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