The Tea of Friendship: A Bridal Shower

By Rocio Nuyda “Tea became more than an idealization of the form of drinking; it is a religion of the art of life”, Kakuzo Okakura.  Then, there is one from George Gissie who was quoted to say, “The mere chink of cups and saucers turns the mind to happy repose”  ...

Chief Justice Corona testifies, walks out

Chief Justice Corona testifies, then walks out of Impeachment Trial

PHL to continue documenting Panatag shoal ‘destruction’

MANILA, May 5 (Mabuhay) – Philippine authorities will continue to document the alleged destruction of Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal by the activities of Chinese fishermen, but will not do anything to escalate the tension there, Malacañang said Saturday. Deputy presidential...

Kababayan LA’s host Jannelle So joins the Gawad Kalinga Family in a Mission to promote unity among Filipinos

Los Angeles, CA (March 31, 2012): Jannelle So has found true love! Two years after her broken engagement and eight years after moving to the United States, popular Southern California host/producer, Jannelle So, has finally found true love. And according to her, it’s worth the...

Jessanity grips ‘American Idol’ anew

By Rod Mijares, Balita As Linsanity simmered down in New York, Jessanity is beginning to grip the west not on the basketball court but on the stage.  American idol judges were again so impressed with the awesome performance of Filipino-American Jessica Sanchez whom JLo fondly...

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...

Philippine quake kills 43

MANILA, February 6, 2012 (AFP) – At least 43 people were killed when a powerful earthquake triggered landslides, collapsed homes and smashed bridges across the central Philippines on Monday, authorities said.   The 6.8-magntiude quake hit a narrow strait between the...