Gays press US court to uphold same-sex marriage

SAN FRANCISCO, December 6, 2010 (AFP) – Supporters of same-sex marriage in California took their fight to a US federal appeal court Monday, in the latest stage in a legal saga which could have national implications. Gay rights activists want the Ninth US Circuit Court of...

Consul General welcomes the OBM Mission to Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES – Consul General Mary Jo Bernardo Aragon welcomed the participants to the Outbound Business Matching (OBM) Mission to Los Angeles during a briefing held at the Philippine Consulate General on 3 December 2010. The OBM Mission was organized by the Philippine Trade...

WikiLeaks: US suspected Saudi ambassador to the Philippines of terror link

MANILA, December 7, 2010 (AFP) – The United States suspected a Saudi Arabian ambassador to the Philippines of potential involvement in funding terrorists, according to US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks this week. A security aide of then-US president George W. Bush...

Toni willing to mend ties with Mariel

MANILA, Dec 1 (Mabuhay) — Singer-actress Toni Gonzaga is amenable to kissing and making up with former friend and actress TV host Mariel Rodriguez at the right time. Gonzaga revealed that she believes there is no conflict in the entertainment industry that cannot be...

Philippines overtakes India as call center capital

By Mynardo Macaraig MANILA, December 6, 2010 (AFP) – The Philippines has become the call center capital of the world, overtaking India as the number one player in the global business outsourcing market, according to industry data and the government. President Benigno Aquino...