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‘Off the Beaten Path’ – Mimi Peter’s photo exhibitiion now at the AIA Building
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Myrna Aquitana_LighthousePhotographer/artist, Hanae Mae “Mimi” Blanco-Peters’ photo exhibit called “Off the Beaten Path” is now open to the public for free viewing at the American Institute of Architects Building on Wilshire Boulevard, from September 1-30, 2014. There will be an artist’s reception scheduled on Saturday, September 13, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

Mimi was born and raised in Manila, though her parents (mom, Ophelia Quevedo Verano and dad, Benedicto Blanco) were both from Paoay, Ilocos Norte.

Hanna Mae “Mimi” Peters, Photographer/artist

Hanna Mae “Mimi” Peters, Photographer/artist

A pharmacist by profession, Mimi’s creative desire was sparked by her interest in photography in her early 30’s.. She is a self-taught photographer who ventured into capturing “off the beaten path,” abandoned structures, showcasing its  “urban decay, while at the same time admiring its beauty which was most often overlooked.”

Together, Mimi and her husband of five years, Jason Peters would go on weekend road trips, from Palm Springs to Route 66 to Barstow, exploring unusual places to go to, looking for interesting, “abandoned buildings off the side of quiet highways, where there’s nothing but wind and dirt kicking up on your face.:”

The “compositions she shoots are focused mainly on what remains as a standing structure, that evokes unique architectural charm, depicting its change over time and a story to tell.” For Mimi, it wasn’t just finding abandoned buildings but finding structures that have “texture, lighting and a composition.” It also takes “planning and mapping locations, particularly with unfamiliar distant environments” and areas which were mostly “off the beaten path.”

Above photo is among Mimi Pater’s collection called “BODIE AT NIGHT,” shot in Bodie, Ca., a mining ghost town close to Yosemite. It was declared a state park in 1962 and is now being maintained in a state of “arrested decay.” The town’s heyday was during the gold rush in the 1880’s.

Above photo is among Mimi Pater’s collection called “BODIE AT NIGHT,” shot in Bodie, Ca., a mining ghost town close to Yosemite. It was declared a state park in 1962 and is now being maintained in a state of “arrested decay.” The town’s heyday was during the gold rush in the 1880’s.

She specializes on the type of photographs called “light painting.,” where photos are “ taken over a few minutes of an exposure, while highlighting parts of buildings or structures with either white or colored flashlight to give the illusion that the building or structures are lit up, when they’re really not., much like a motel sign being lit up, while in reality, it was just shot in darkness with no lights on.” In order to capture the right shot, some of the photographs in her collection took all day and “time is of the essence for the right moment to shoot.”

For those interested to view Mimi Peter’s exhibits and photograph collections, the AIA Building is located at: 3780 WIlshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA.  Exhibition hours are: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm; closed on weekends.

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‘Off the Beaten Path’ – Mimi Peter’s photo exhibitiion now at the AIA Building
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Myrna Aquitana_LighthousePhotographer/artist, Hanae Mae “Mimi” Blanco-Peters’ photo exhibit called “Off the Beaten Path” is now open to the public for free viewing at the American Institute of Architects Building on Wilshire Boulevard, from September 1-30, 2014. There will be an artist’s reception scheduled on Saturday, September 13, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

Mimi was born and raised in Manila, though her parents (mom, Ophelia Quevedo Verano and dad, Benedicto Blanco) were both from Paoay, Ilocos Norte.

Hanna Mae “Mimi” Peters, Photographer/artist

Hanna Mae “Mimi” Peters, Photographer/artist

A pharmacist by profession, Mimi’s creative desire was sparked by her interest in photography in her early 30’s.. She is a self-taught photographer who ventured into capturing “off the beaten path,” abandoned structures, showcasing its  “urban decay, while at the same time admiring its beauty which was most often overlooked.”

Together, Mimi and her husband of five years, Jason Peters would go on weekend road trips, from Palm Springs to Route 66 to Barstow, exploring unusual places to go to, looking for interesting, “abandoned buildings off the side of quiet highways, where there’s nothing but wind and dirt kicking up on your face.:”

The “compositions she shoots are focused mainly on what remains as a standing structure, that evokes unique architectural charm, depicting its change over time and a story to tell.” For Mimi, it wasn’t just finding abandoned buildings but finding structures that have “texture, lighting and a composition.” It also takes “planning and mapping locations, particularly with unfamiliar distant environments” and areas which were mostly “off the beaten path.”

Above photo is among Mimi Pater’s collection called “BODIE AT NIGHT,” shot in Bodie, Ca., a mining ghost town close to Yosemite. It was declared a state park in 1962 and is now being maintained in a state of “arrested decay.” The town’s heyday was during the gold rush in the 1880’s.

Above photo is among Mimi Pater’s collection called “BODIE AT NIGHT,” shot in Bodie, Ca., a mining ghost town close to Yosemite. It was declared a state park in 1962 and is now being maintained in a state of “arrested decay.” The town’s heyday was during the gold rush in the 1880’s.

She specializes on the type of photographs called “light painting.,” where photos are “ taken over a few minutes of an exposure, while highlighting parts of buildings or structures with either white or colored flashlight to give the illusion that the building or structures are lit up, when they’re really not., much like a motel sign being lit up, while in reality, it was just shot in darkness with no lights on.” In order to capture the right shot, some of the photographs in her collection took all day and “time is of the essence for the right moment to shoot.”

For those interested to view Mimi Peter’s exhibits and photograph collections, the AIA Building is located at: 3780 WIlshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA.  Exhibition hours are: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm; closed on weekends.

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Who wins Pacquiao Vs. Algieri?
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The amazing Kreskin predicts: It’s Mannyfist Destiny

The amazing Kreskin predicts: It’s Mannyfist Destiny. Photo Credit:  Chris Farina/Top Rank

The amazing Kreskin predicts: It’s Mannyfist Destiny. Photo Credit: Chris Farina/Top Rank

NEW YORK  – Throughout his two-week, 27.273-mile international media tour with Fighter of the Decade Congressman MANNY “Pacman” Pacquiao, a lot of discussion centered on New York’s undefeated WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri’s  belief in the power bracelets and pendants he wears outside the ring.  Algieri believes they are a source of strength, energy  and life improvement qualities.

At their final media tour press conference, which took place at the Liberty Theater   in New York last Thursday, Team Pacquiao consulted with The Amazing Kreskin, arguably the world’s foremost mentalist, about Algieri’s cosmic accessories.  Here is what Kreskin had to say:

“Regarding all the talk about the bracelets and pendants that are being worn by Chris Algieri. Do I feel that they have any power? The answer is very simple – Yes!  They can heal and they can increase tremendous energy to an athlete – If the athlete believes in the power of a rock, gold piece, glass of water, marbles – any of which have absolutely have no power at all.  It becomes a matter of auto-suggestion.

“I was asked to use my “mental powers” to combat the power of these beads. However, there is no need to do that!

“If I am correctly reading the thoughts of Algieri, I will tell you what I am convinced is in his unconscious mind.  What other reason would he have to look for mystical or occult special outside powers unless, as I believe…Algieri is convinced that Manny is a stronger and more powerful boxer than he is.”

Algieri (20-0), from Huntington, NY on Long Island, who has Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Management, a Masters degree in Clinical Nutrition and a Ph.D. in Upsets Inside the Ring, will challenge WBO welterweight champion Pacquiao (56-4-3), the Filipino icon and boxing’s only eight-division world champion, Saturday, November 22, at The Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena. Promoted by Top Rank and Sands China Ltd., in association with MP Promotions, Joe DeGuardia’s Star BoxingBanner Promotions and Tecate, the Pacquiao vs. Algieri world welterweight championship event will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View, beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

For fight updates go to www.toprank.com, or www.hbo.com/boxing, on Facebook at facebook.com/trboxing,facebook.com/trboxeo, or facebook.com/hboboxing, and on Twitter at twitter.com/trboxingtwitter.com/trboxeo, or twitter.com/hboboxing. Use the Hashtag #PacAlgieri to join the conversation on Twitter.

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Vigan finalist for New 7 Wonder Cities of the World
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The Filipino community is encouraged to continue to support our beloved city by voting. The 7 Official New7Wonders Cities will be revealed on 7 December 2014. To vote, log on to www.new7wonders.com/en/cities and click on the city of your choice.

The Filipino community is encouraged to continue to support our beloved city by voting. The 7 Official New7Wonders Cities will be revealed on 7 December 2014. To vote, log on to www.new7wonders.com/en/cities and click on the city of your choice.

Los Angeles –  Vigan, the Heritage City  makes it to the Top 21 Official finalist in the search for New 7 Wonder Cities of the World.  Vigan is the only city in the Philippines that has been chosen for this prestigious search, giving our country and the Filipino people pride and honor.

The 21 Official Finalists that have been voted through to the next round of the New7Wonders Cities campaign are: Bangkok, Barcelona, Beirut, Chicago, Doha, Durban, Havana, Istanbul, Kuala Lumpur, La Paz, London, Mendoza, Mexico City, Mumbai, Perth, Quito, Reykjavik, Saint Petersburg, Seoul, Shenzhen and Vigan.

Announcing the 21 Official Finalists to the next round of the New7Wonders Cities campaign, Bernard Weber, Founder-President of New7Wonders, said the diversity of the remaining cities in contention for the “canon of 7? is “remarkable in terms of regional geography and urban culture.”

The Filipino community is encouraged to continue to support our beloved city by voting. The 7 Official New7Wonders Cities will be revealed on 7 December 2014.

The next voting phases will be scheduled on the following dates and finalists will be declared  the New 7 Wonder-Cities of the World:

7 July 2014 – 7 Oct 2014 – from 21 finalists down to 14

7 Oct 2014 – 7 Dec 2014 – from 14 finalist down to 7

As with all New 7Wonders campaigns, voting is via new7wonders.com, via the iPhone andAndroid apps, via the international voting lines, and, where available, via national SMS.

NOTE: After the recently concluded elimination round, the scores will be back to zero; and hence, more votes are needed to win in the competition.

To vote, log on to www.new7wonders.com/en/cities and click on the city of your choice.

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PHL raises rates further as inflation threatens
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President Benigno S. Aquino III tours the exhibit area upon arrival for the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) Membership Meeting and launch of Mindanao Inclusive Agribusiness Program at the SMX Convention Center in Lanang, Davao City on Monday (September 08). The event aims to rally PBSP members and other Mindanao companies around the idea of inclusive business on priority industries: coffee, cacao, corn, palm oil and rubber, as well as possible investments in Bangsamoro. (MNS photo)

President Benigno S. Aquino III tours the exhibit area upon arrival for the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) Membership Meeting and launch of Mindanao Inclusive Agribusiness Program at the SMX Convention Center in Lanang, Davao City on Monday (September 08). The event aims to rally PBSP members and other Mindanao companies around the idea of inclusive business on priority industries: coffee, cacao, corn, palm oil and rubber, as well as possible investments in Bangsamoro. (MNS photo)

MANILA (AFP) – Philippine monetary authorities raised key interest rates Thursday for the second time in six weeks, saying they needed to head off the threat of higher inflation next year.

The central bank said it raised its overnight borrowing and lending rates by 25 basis points to 4.0 and 6.0 percent respectively, the same increment as the last increase on July 31.

“The Monetary Board’s decision is based on the assessment that the inflation target, particularly for 2015, remains at risk,” the bank said in a statement.

It was now likely the Philippines would hit the higher end of its inflation target range of 2.0-4.0 percent, it added.

It said there were price pressures arising from possible further increases in food prices due to tight domestic supply, as well as pending petitions for higher utility rates and potential power shortages.

President Benigno Aquino warned Thursday that the country’s energy reserves were thin due to high economic growth and ageing power plants that needed more frequent maintenance shutdowns.

“I am told that the worst case scenario even involves a shortage of around a 1,000 megawatts” early next year, he said in a speech Thursday as he attended the launching of a power plant project near Manila.

The Philippines has an installed capacity of just under 30,000 megawatts.

Inflation rose 4.9 percent in August, bringing the year-to-date average at 4.4 percent.

The government previously targeted an inflation rate ranging from 3.0 to 5.0 percent for the whole of 2014.

The July interest rate increase had been the first in the Philippines since May 2011.

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Lawmaker withdraws support for Anti-Selfie Bill
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Proponents of the Freedom of Information bill hail the technical working group of the House committee on Public Information for the approval of its consolidated version on Wednesday (September 3, 2014) at the House of Representatives in Batasan Complex, Quezon City. From left are Paranaque City Rep. Gustavo Tambunting; Ang NARS party list Rep. Leah Paquiz; Committee on Public Information chairman and Misamis Occidental Rep. Jorge Almonte; Cebu Rep. Gwendolyn Garcia; Akbayan party-list Rep. Barry Gutierrez and Quezon City Rep. Winston Castelo. (MNS photo)

Proponents of the Freedom of Information bill hail the technical working group of the House committee on Public Information for the approval of its consolidated version on Wednesday (September 3, 2014) at the House of Representatives in Batasan Complex, Quezon City. From left are Paranaque City Rep. Gustavo Tambunting; Ang NARS party list Rep. Leah Paquiz; Committee on Public Information chairman and Misamis Occidental Rep. Jorge Almonte; Cebu Rep. Gwendolyn Garcia; Akbayan party-list Rep. Barry Gutierrez and Quezon City Rep. Winston Castelo. (MNS photo)

MANILA (Mabuhay) – In what could be an early Christmas gift to those who oppose the “Anti-Selfie Bill,” the lawmaker behind the proposed measure announced on Thursday he is backing out.

Cagayan de Oro (2nd District) Representative Rufus Rodriguez said he has already withdrawn his support for the “Anti-Selfie” Bill  or “An Act to Provide Protection From Personal Intrusion for Commercial Purposes.”

Earlier reports indicated freedom fighters, journalists, photographers, and netizens had apposed the bill.

Rodriguez earlier said there will be no more House Bill 4807 because House lawmakers will not take it up in the plenary for the third reading.

Also, he said he had met with members of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) and some photographers for a discussion on the bill.

He said that in his letter to House committee on rules chairman Rep. Neptali Gonzales II he has “re-committed” the bill to the House committee on public information.

“The NUJP told me that it [the bill] may somehow affect the freedom of the press. So I thought it best to discuss the issue first and finally it is now back to square one.”

He said public hearings would be conducted and all stakeholders will be heard about the proposed measure. (MNS)

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Former ‘Papaya Queen’ nude star is now a chef
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Aya Medel (MNS photo)

Aya Medel (MNS photo)

A sexy actress during the 1990s is now a chef and restaurateur in her hometown in Albay.

Aya Medel, who was known as “Papaya Queen,” discussed her journey from posing nude in front of a camera to starting her own restaurant named IshiAya’s Garden Bistro.

Nagluluto na talaga ako noon pa. I didn’t know what to do with my life pag wala sa showbiz so pinush ko ‘yung career sa kusina,” she said.

Medel started her career in films when she was cast as an extra in 1997’s “Nakalimot sa Pag-Ibig” directed by Artemio Marquez. She revealed that she was asked to do a rape scene, which she took professionally.

“I don’t care kung naghuhubad ako basta marami akong projects. Kasi I know hindi ito tatagal. Nag-eenjoy lang ako sa set. Pero after, naiiyak ako,” she said.

Dapat kasi ine-enjoy ko ang teen life, nasa school. Pero matigas ang ulo ko at gusto ko kumita. Hindi naman ako nagagalaw. Trabaho lang ito,” she added.

She went on to star in several other films such as “Babae sa Bubungang Lata” (1997) and “Venus” (2001). Her peak came when she was recognized by the University of the Philippines for her role in the 1999 film “Sisa.”

May talent talaga siya. High siya on emotional IQ. She’s able to survive on whatever role she’s given,” entertainment writer George Vail Kabristante said.

She disappeared from the limelight after she figured in a car accident that reportedly left her in critical condition.

With nothing to return to, she left the country with a Japanese businessman named Yoji Hayakawa, with whom she married and had her daughter, Ishi.

The couple, however, separated. She returned to the country and quickly decided to pursue a career as a chef, which saw her graduate at the renowned Center for Asian Culinary Studies in 2008.

Asked about why she decided to set up her first restaurant in Bicol, she said: “Nandoon ‘yung pamilya ko. Mas low cost ang living doon. I’m just being practical.” (MNS)

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