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So La – Graceful in the Big Apple (Part 2 of 2)

Samantha “Grasya” Lopez was a popular dancer/model/actor in the Philippines when she decided to leave everything behind and try her luck in the Big Apple. Fourteen years after the move, and now an accomplished realtor in Manhattan, she shares some […]

Graceful in the Big Apple (Part 1 of 2)

New York – She rose to fame as “Grasya,” the round girl bearing the winning numbers for “Rambulaga,” the successful numbers game segment of “Eat Bulaga,” Philippines’ longest-running noontime variety show. The name was given to her by one of […]

Pacquiao falls short, Mayweather still undefeated

Rod Mijares SportsWriter Balita Media May 2, 2015: The fight finally concluded. The result was expected. Boxing analysts were right. Mayweather won by a unanimous decision and still clings to his unblemished record that now stands at 48-0 after defeating […]

MGM hosts biggest party on the eve of the super bowl boxing

MGM Grand Garden Arena was filled to capacity of 12,000 boxing fans or more or less coming from all over America, the Philippines and all over the world to witness the official weigh-in of the two boxing titans, American boxing […]

Las Vegas welcomes Pacquio with a grand fan rally

By Rod Mijares Las Vegas, April 28, 2015 – Boxing fans from all over the world converged for a Pacquiao Fan Rally at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino’s Convention open hall to wait the formal arrival of the 8-division world […]

Heartrending final farewells for Indonesia death row convicts

By Nick Perry Cilacap, Indonesia (AFP) Monday 4/27/2015 – Led by the hand through a scrum of reporters to an Indonesian prison island, the six-year-old Filipino looked confused and frightened as he made one of his final visits to his […]

Indonesia to look into condemned Filipina’s case: PHL

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (AFP) Monday 4/27/2015 – Indonesian President Joko Widodo is “sympathetic” about the plight of a Filipina facing death for drug trafficking and has promised to look into her case, a spokesman for Philippine President Benigno Aquino said […]

Pacquiao pleads for Indonesia to spare death row Filipina

Manila, Philippines (AFP) Monday 4/27/2015 – World boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao took time out Monday from final preparations for his $400 million megafight with Floyd Mayweather to plead for the life of a Filipina on death row in Indonesia. Pacquiao, […]

Heart of Fashion

She grew her $200 investment into $10,000 in less than a year; and grew her fashion company without any fashion background nor connection. “I have been debunking myths about the fashion business since I started. And I’m proud of that,” […]

A journey back to life

“What would you do if God gave you a second chance?” This is the question Filipina-American author Karen Henson Jones posts in her book, “Heart of Miracles,” chronicling her near-death experience and the struggles she had to face as she […]