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Milan’s warm welcome overwhelms Cardinal Tagle

  Filipinos in Milan and Northern Italy woke up to a bright sunny day on Sunday, February 23, after several days of clouds and rains. Filipinos welcomed the good weather since this was the much awaited day for the 11:00am Holy Mass celebrated by Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle at Milan’s famous landmark, the Duomo (Cathedral) …

PH Consul General attends opening ceremony of ABS-CBN flagship store in Los Angeles

  Philippine Consul General to Los Angeles Maria Hellen Barber De La Vega attended the official opening ceremony of the ABS-CBN International office at Glendale, California on February 21. Glendale Mayor Dave Weaver and Consul General De La Vega were both invited to the official launch of ABS-CBN’s new office in Glendale.  The ABS-CBN International …

PH Consul General in Hong Kong holds forum on heritage conservation in Filipino communities

  Mr. Ivan Henares, President of the Heritage Conservation Society and Expert Member of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) International Cultural Tourism Committee, shared his expertise on the importance of preserving Philippine heritage  especially at the community level during a forum  held at the Sentro Rizal of the Philippine  Consulate General in …

Cold, grey morning doesn’t stop Mardi Gras revelers as New Orleans welcomes Fat Tuesday

  NEW ORLEANS – A cold, grey day greeted revelers gathering Tuesday along parade routes as New Orleans’ famed Carnival season headed to a crest with the unabashed celebration of Mardi Gras. The first street marching groups – including clarinetist Pete Fountain’s Half-Fast Walking Club – were to begin their marches along oak-lined St. Charles …

$30 million worth of cocaine seized on boat sailing near Puerto Rico’s southern coast

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Federal authorities in Puerto Rico have seized $30 million worth of cocaine and charged two men with drug smuggling. U.S. Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodriguez says agents with U.S. Customs and Border Protection found more than 1,100 kilograms (2,400 pounds) aboard a boat headed toward Puerto Rico with two men who …

White House budget proposal slashes funding for NASA German airborne observatory

PALMDALE, Calif. – NASA plans to mothball its infrared airborne observatory unless it can get some financial help from international partners. President Barack Obama’s proposed budget for fiscal 2015 released Tuesday slashes funding for the U.S.-German project from $84 million to $12 million. “Budgets are about making choices,” said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. NASA is …

UN: South Sudanese so hungry, ravaged by civil war they are fleeing into Darfur

The civil war in South Sudan has left people so hungry and desperate for relief that they are even fleeing across the border into Darfur, a long-troubled region of famine and suffering in neighbouring Sudan, the U.N. humanitarian co-ordinator for South Sudan said Tuesday. Some 900,000 South Sudanese are homeless since the war erupted in …

US prepares $1 billion aid package as Kerry arrives in troubled Ukraine

  KIEV, Ukraine – In a sombre show of U.S. support for Ukraine’s new leadership, Secretary of State John Kerry walked the streets Tuesday where more than 80 anti-government protesters were killed last month, and promised beseeching crowds that American aid is on the way. Kerry met in Ukraine with the new government’s acting president, …

NASA planning to send robotic mission to Europa, Jupiter’s watery moon that may harbour life

  WASHINGTON – NASA is plotting a daring robotic mission to Jupiter’s watery moon Europa, a place where astronomers speculate there might be some form of life. The space agency set aside $15 million in its 2015 budget proposal to start planning some kind of mission to Europa. No details have been decided yet, but …

B.C. expands carbon neutral fund to include colleges, universities, hospitals

Photo: Facebook Page of Mary Polak VICTORIA–B.C.’s hospitals and post-secondary institutions are now able to access up to $9.5 million in government funding for projects that reduce energy costs and carbon emissions. Environment Minister Mary Polak says universities and hospitals join public schools in the government’s Carbon Neutral Capital Program, which is expanding to $14.5 …

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