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‘Glee’ star Darren Criss visits the Philippines

By Jecelyn V. Macahindog MANILA, Philippines – Another Pinoy is making waves all over the world. From becoming a YouTube sensation to being cast in the American hit musical series “Glee,” break-out Darren Criss surely knows how to charm his Filipino fans. During...

Party’s over: Time for the post pig-out plan

An extra serving of sweet potatoes, a sliver of pumpkin pie, a Campari cocktail or two. By itself, each of these festive splurges seems so innocent. But like holiday presents, dietary indulgences come at a cost. Most of us never lose the 1 to 2 pounds we gain between Thanksgiving...

Mike Singletary fired by 49ers

As long as the San Francisco 49ers had a chance to win the NFC West, coach Mike Singletary had a job. Sunday night, hours after the 49ers were eliminated from playoff contention with a 25-17 loss in St. Louis, Singletary was fired by club president Jed York. It was York who stood...

Black Eyed Peas artist calls on Aquino

MANILA, Dec. 23 (Mabuhay) – Filipino-American rap artist Allan Pineda Lindo Jr., more popularly known as apl.de.ap of the famous American group Black Eyed Peas, paid a courtesy call on President Benigno S. Aquino III Thursday morning at the Premier Guest House of Malacanang...

Rizal Day event in Carson on Dec. 30

CARSON, CA – The death anniversary of Philippine national hero Dr. Jose P. Rizal will be commemorated on Thursday, Dec. 30 at 6 pm at the bust of Rizal in front of Seafood City at 131 W. Carson St. (near Main St.) in Carson. Floral offering will be led by Carson Mayor Jim...

President Aquino signs poverty-fighting budget

MANILA, December 27, 2010 (AFP) – Philippine President Benigno Aquino signed into law on Monday a massive 1.645 trillion-peso (37.3 billion-dollar) budget for 2011 which he said was designed to fight poverty and spur development. The 2011 budget, which is 6.8 percent higher...

US navy officer leaps to death after Philippine drug bust

MANILA, December 27, 2010 (AFP) – A US naval officer leapt to his death at the Philippines’ main airport on Monday shortly after being caught with a sachet of cocaine, police and embassy officials said. Lieutenant Commander Scintar Mejia, 35, died from his fall after...

Fresh attacks on Christians mar Christmas celebrations

VATICAN CITY, December 25, 2010 (AFP) – Fresh attacks on Christians marred the Christmas holiday Saturday as Pope Benedict XVI led pleas by religious leaders for an end to persecution in Iraq and peace in the Middle East. While record crowds flocked to Bethlehem, the...

Suspect identified in Philippine Christmas attack

MANILA, December 27, 2010 (AFP) – President Benigno Aquino said Monday that investigators had identified a suspect and a possible “terror plot” in the Christmas day bombing of a church in the southern Philippines. Although the attack on the island of Jolo only...