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PHL no longer blacklisted

‘Hardwork’ pays off as more carriers poised to fly to US MANILA, April 10, 2014 (AFP) – The US Federal Aviation Administration has removed the Philippines from its air safety blacklist, Manila said Thursday, opening the door for its airlines to expand services to the United...
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Cayetano: I want to be president

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Senator Alan Peter Cayetano has finally come clean about his plans for 2016. Cayetano categorically said he wants to be President of the Philippines and it’s just a matter of timing. Cayetano said he has tapped the services of political consultant and former...
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BI offices nationwide open on March 1 to accommodate foreigners who will file their annual report

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) announced that its offices nationwide will be open on March 1 (Saturday) to accommodate foreigners who will file their annual report on the last day of the filing. With this, BI Commissioner Siegfred Mison on Monday reminded...
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PLDT-US pays courtesy call to Consulate

Los Angeles – Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT) U.S. Representatives paid a courtesy call on Consul General Maria Hellen Barber De La Vega on 26 April 2013 at the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles. Representatives of PLDT led by Mr. Enrique Yu discussed new...
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1.3 million jobs in government portal – Baldoz

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – There are now 1.3 million job vacancies posted in the government’s online jobs and skills matching portal to guide Filipino workforce to gain new skills and experience in 2014, Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said in a news release Tuesday. She said with many...
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AARP sponsors East West Players’ Nisei Widows Club

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 9, 2013 – AARP proudly sponsored “Nisei Widows Club: How Tomi Got Her Groove Back,” a production of East West Players, the nation’s premiere Asian American theater company, in Los Angeles, California. “Nisei Widows Club: How Tomi Got Her Groove Back”...
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Aquino wants ‘weather-proof’ communities to avoid repeat of super typhoon ‘Yolanda’ tragedy

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III wants communities redesigned such that they will not be as vulnerable to storm surges and other effects of powerful cyclones like super typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan). The President, who was interviewed at the Ormoc City Airport...
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Barbers and make up artists to get SSS membership soon

QUEZON CITY (Mabuhay) – A lawmaker has filed a bill protecting the rights and promoting the welfare of workers in the wellness centers, beauty and grooming salons, fitness gyms, spas and massage parlors by facilitating their membership in the Social Security System (SSS). Rep....
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Bangko Sentral says Yolanda impact on economy ‘contained’

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The actual impact of killer Typhoon Yolanda on the real economy is actually limited, and higher remittances  from overseas Filipinos to their relatives in Central Philippines will buoy consumption spending. Higher remittances “could provide additional...
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DIRECTV, TFC and GMA Offer Community Support by Enabling Free Viewing of Pinoy Channels in Aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Nov. 18, 2013 – In the wake of the recent devastating Typhoon Haiyan and to help the Filipino-American community stay connected to news, updates and information, DIRECTV and its partners at ABS-CBN and GMA have opened up channels TFC, ABS-CBN News (ANC), GMA...