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Is Fil-Am Erik Spoelstra a bad coach? Of course not. But that doesn’t mean he’s the man for the job.

By Tom Ziller Over the past couple seasons, “fit” has become a trendy word to use in assessing any trade, draft pick and free agent signing. Fit has always been important to decision-makers, but now it’s getting its day in […]

Holiday meals that fill you up, not fill you out

There’s nothing like gathering at the table with family and friends for a holiday dinner, but the feeling of sluggishness and being overly full can leave even the most festive diners feeling guilty. Michele Powers, registered dietitian and chef, aims […]

Humanitarian reinstatement granted

ON JUNE 7, 2010, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) reinstated, on humanitarian grounds, the family petition filed by the late Mr. Rogelio C. Poblete (Rogelio), a U.S. citizen, on behalf of his brother Mr. Catalino Poblete (Catalino), who […]

Pasko sa ‘Pinas: The longest and merriest in the Christian world

By Rey Andres THE Philippines comes alive in the months of “ber” which signals a long national celebration unparalleled in the Christian world. The celebration fever affects more than 80 per cent of Filipinos whose piety dates back to the […]

Robin Padilla supports Pope’s call on condom use

MANILA, Nov 27 (Mabuhay) – Action star Robin Padilla, the Philippines’ most popular condom endorser, finally reacted to the statement of Pope Benedict XVI supporting condom use to prevent diseases like AIDS. In an interview during the launching of his […]

‘Pacquiao, you’re next’: Marquez

By Rod Mijares, Las Vegas Balita Media Mexican warrior and future Hall of Famer, Juan Manuel Marquez, successfully defended his unified lightweight title on Saturday at MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas after the referee, Kenny Bayless, stopped the fight […]

China ‘scared to death’ of Pelosi: WikiLeaks

WASHINGTON, November 29, 2010 (AFP) – China was “scared to death” over a visit by US Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who is outspoken on human rights, and rejected her request to visit to Tibet, according to files leaked Monday. A top […]

One mystery punter wins record Philippine lottery

MANILA, November 30, 2010 (AFP) – A mystery punter in the impoverished Philippines has become an instant multi-millionaire after winning the country’s biggest-ever lottery jackpot, organisers said Tuesday. The lucky gambler will collect 741.176 million pesos (16.73...

Solarz, US lawmaker who exposed Marcos, dies

By Shaun Tandon WASHINGTON, November 30, 2010 (AFP) – Stephen Solarz, the globetrotting US congressman who exposed Imelda Marcos’ notorious shoe stash and passionately supported India before it was popular in Washington, has died at age 70. Solarz, a Democrat […]

Thanksgiving – an immigrant’s tradition

While everyone associates the first Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims, that is not historically correct.  Several thanksgiving celebrations were held by immigrants prior to that event.  The first recorded Thanksgiving ceremony took place on September 8, 1565 when 600 Spanish...