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Can America keep best, brightest immigrants?

By Tom Brokaw Look around the offices of SnapDeal, an online coupon business, and it’s not hard to see all the signs of a thriving venture. A young staff full of drive and ambition, a tote board on the wall […]

Landing a job: It’s about location and education

By John W. Schoen For millions of Americans, the prospects for getting a job are a whole lot worse than Friday’s reported 8.9 percent unemployment rate. Or a whole lot better. It all depends on where you live, what kind […]

The best tour that a Fil-Am can ever join

By David Casuco and Manny V. Ilagan LOS ANGELES – Tourism Director of Los Angeles Mary Ann Cuevas-Lim puts it aptly: “It is the best tour that a Filipino-American can ever join.” At the launching of the 6th Ambassadors/Consuls General […]

YouTube sensation Maria Aragon performs with Lady Gaga

By Antoinette Bueno Balita Media News Service As promised on Toronto’s Virgin Radio 99.9, Lady Gaga invited 10-year-old Maria Aragon to perform with her at her concert in Toronto, Canada last Thursday, March 3. Aragon, who became a YouTube superstar […]

Rayson Esquejo is Balita video contest winner!

Rayson Esquejo of Panorama City won the Balita Media video submission contest for the month of February. Esquejo is scheduled to pick up his $100 prize from the Balita offices, and will be given due honors accordingly. The video submission […]

LA gets new smoking rules

By Christina Hoag LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles is gearing up to become the nation’s largest city with smoke-free outdoor dining. Starting Tuesday, the city is toughening its rules with a ban on smoking in outdoor dining areas that even […]

Kris willing to double date with James Yap in the future

MANILA, Mar 3 (Mabuhay) – After the controversies surrounding her split from husband James Yap last year, Kris Aquino was happy to say that their annulment case is going very well. “Bawal pag-usapan eyong nilalaman ng case kasi meron kaming […]

Filipina Thia Megia makes it to ‘American Idol’ Top 13

By Antoinette Bueno Balita Media News Service Does it get any bigger than “American Idol”? Having made superstars out of the likes of Jennifer Hudson, Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson, there is perhaps no better showcase, and no bigger stage […]

Spoelstra returns to hot seat after Heat squander huge lead

By Bill Reiter MIAMI – Fair or not, Erik Spoelstra just reopened a conversation that LeBron James and Co. seemed hellbent on pushing this past November. Namely: Is the young head coach the right man to lead this basketball team? […]

Philippine blogger ‘Bryanboy’ stirs a fashion revolution

By Cecil Morella MANILA, March 4, 2011 (AFP) – Philippine blogger Bryan Yambao went from reading his mother’s magazines to the front rows of the world’s top catwalks at warp speed, as the Internet demolishes the exclusive barriers of high […]