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Olongapo students help shape positive picture of PHL in US

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nine public school students from Olongapo City are helping shape a positive picture of the Philippines and strengthen people-to-people ties with the United States through an educational exchange program with the city of Virginia Beach in Virginia. The nine...
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Michelle Obama unveils new US food label plan

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Calories in bold print, added sugar amounts and realistic serving sizes may soon be portrayed on food labels aimed at fighting America’s obesity epidemic, First Lady Michelle Obama said Thursday. No more would a serving of ice cream be described as...
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Obama to tour PHL, Malaysia, Japan, S. Korea in April

By Stephen Collinson WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama will seek to ease questions over the staying power of his strategic shift to increasingly tense East Asia in April with stops in Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines and South Korea. Obama’s visits to Manila and Kuala...
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2-M to lose jobs due to Obamacare: Congressional Budget office

White House in damage control on health care jobs report – Wrap, Update  By Stephen COLLINSON WASHINGTON (AFP) – The White House jumped to parry new attacks Tuesday against Barack Obama’s healthcare law, after a congressional watchdog warned it takes the equivalent of...
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Obama honors champion Fil-Am Spoelstra and the Miami Heat at White House

WASHINGTON, January 15, 2014 (AFP) – President Barack Obama welcomed the NBA champion Miami Heat back to the White House on Tuesday, congratulating them on winning their second title in as many years. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and their teammates attended the...
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U.S. activists mark July 4 with NSA surveillance rallies

WASHINGTON, July 4, 2013 (AFP) – Thousands of activists across the United States took to the streets and the Internet to mark July 4 with protests against the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs on Thursday. The protests, organized by the “Restore the Fourth”...
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Oliver Tolentino dresses Gloria Reuben and Neve Campbell Oscars weekend

Hollywood Filipino fashion designer OLIVER TOLENTINO was the choice of Lincoln co-star GLORIA REUBEN at the 2013 Academy Awards last Sunday in Los Angeles.  The actress of the Oscar-nominated film chose a dark purple silk organza mermaid gown with hand-draped bodice in...
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Filipino World War II Veterans Pin Hope on Obama

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Filipino veterans who were denied compensation by the United States for services rendered during the Second World War are pinning their hopes on President Barack Obama’s assurance that their concern remains a priority for the White House. The Philippine Embassy,...
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One chef, one ingredient: the chef to the White House talks garlic

(Relaxnews) – If you are what you eat, then it could be said that chefs are what they cook. In an exclusive series from Relaxnews, some of the top chefs from around the world share their favorite food ingredient to prepare and eat, every week. Whether it be peas, apricots,...
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White House Acts on Denied Claims of Filipino WWII Veterans

WASHINGTON, DC—Responding to the strong representations made by the Philippine Government and the Filipino-American Community, the White House announced today it is taking a second look into the plight of more than 24,000 aging Filipino veterans who believe that their...
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