“Frozen” tops Halloween costume charts

“Frozen” tops Halloween costume charts

(Relaxnews) – It’s set to be a cold, cold Halloween this year as characters from Disney’s 2013 animated film “Frozen” top the chart of the most popular costumes. According to a study by e-commerce provider SLI Systems, Internet users in the US, the UK and Australia have conducted over one million online searches this Halloween season […]

30.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Halloween, Holidays, Home & Garden, Online ·
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon look into telekinesis for Fox

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon look into telekinesis for Fox

(Relaxnews) – The two friends have become increasingly involved in the small screen over the past year, and the trend shows no sign of stopping. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox has just picked up a comedy series with a paranormal twist from the duo’s Pearl Street Films. The untitled series focuses on a 25-year-old […]

29.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Saudi capital’s $22.5 bn metro a race against time: official

Saudi capital’s $22.5 bn metro a race against time: official

(RIYADH-AFP) – The sprawling and congested Saudi capital is in a race against time to complete its $22.5 billion metro system within four years, a senior official said on Wednesday. Abdullah Allohaidan told AFP in an interview that the rail and bus development — whose construction is changing the face of Riyadh — is the […]

29.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, World News ·
VP Binay to defend self in TV ads?

VP Binay to defend self in TV ads?

MANILA, Oct 29 (Mabuhay) – Beleaguered by corruption allegations, Vice President Jejomar Binay will soon heat up the airwaves with the launch his political ads. Navotas Representative Toby Tiangco, the interim president of Binay’s political party, United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), said it was “high time” for the Vice Preident to come out with his own […]

29.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
AARP presents ‘The Outstanding Filipino American’ Awards

AARP presents ‘The Outstanding Filipino American’ Awards

 Juliet Payabyab wins TOFA award for ‘Senior Welfare and Advocacy’ WASHINGTON, D.C., October 28, 2014 – AARP presented ‘The Outstanding Filipino Americans’ Awards in New York (TOFA-NY) on Saturday, October 25 at Carnegie Hall in New York. As the first-time sponsor of the gala event, AARP had the privilege of presenting the award for ‘Senior Welfare and Advocacy’ to […]

29.10.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Tourism: Taylor Swift is NYC’s latest spokesperson

Tourism: Taylor Swift is NYC’s latest spokesperson

(Relaxnews) – NYC & Company, the official New York City tourism office, has recruited the singer as its “Global Welcome Ambassador” for the 2014-2015 season. “Welcome to New York,” a track from her new album “1989,” was revealed as the official song of the destination’s latest advertising campaign. Named “Welcome to New York” after Taylor […]

Superman’s origin story headed to TV

Superman’s origin story headed to TV

(Relaxnews) – The new FOX series “Gotham” seems to have inspired producers at Warner. According to Bleedingcool.com, the studio is developing a Superman series titled “Krypton.” After watching Batman’s origin story unfold on FOX’s “Gotham,” superhero fans may soon get a show on Superman’s early years. Judging by its title, “Krypton” will likely be set […]

28.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Trailer: Iranian vampire tale ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night’

Trailer: Iranian vampire tale ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night’

(Relaxnews) – Sheila Vand of “Argo” stars as the nameless lead of “A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night,” set for a November 21 release. Blending conventions from classic horror, spaghetti western and romantic drama, the trailer for “A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night” shows one reason why an Iranian town might be losing […]

28.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars, Online, Videos ·
Palace welcomes PHL inclusion in Lonely Planet’s 2015 list

Palace welcomes PHL inclusion in Lonely Planet’s 2015 list

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Saturday welcomed the Philippines’ inclusion in the list of travel magazine-website Lonely Planet as one of the best countries to visit in 2015. Presidential Communications Operations Office head Herminio Coloma Jr. said it is a source of pride for the Philippines to have islands and other natural endowments. “Ikinagagalak natin […]

28.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Philippine News ·
Could this windowless jet be the future of air travel?

Could this windowless jet be the future of air travel?

(Relaxnews) – The days of elbowing your way to a window seat on an airplane could be over if a new “windowless jet” concept comes into fruition. The UK-based Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) has unveiled plans for an Aerospace Windowless Aircraft design which would see cabin walls fitted with a ‘digital wallpaper’ transmitting footage of the […]

28.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology, Videos ·
Aquino confers Order of Lakandula on U.N. Resident Coordinator Luiza Carvalho

Aquino confers Order of Lakandula on U.N. Resident Coordinator Luiza Carvalho

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III on Monday conferred the Order of Lakandula, with the rank of Grand Officer, on United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in the Philippines Luiza Carvalho. The President gave the award to Carvalho during her farewell call, held at the Music Room of Malacañang Palace. Carvalho, who is […]

28.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Charice: ‘Kung gwapo kaya ako, iba kaya ang trato?’

Charice: ‘Kung gwapo kaya ako, iba kaya ang trato?’

Despite her achievements on the international stage, singer Charice still feels unappreciated in her own country. The 22-year-old singer clarified the statements she made on her Instagram account where she cast doubt as to whether Filipinos are truly proud of her or not. “I’m just being truthful,” she said. “Ever since I started, it has […]

28.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
San Beda College Alumni golf tourney at Cresta Verde Nov. 1

San Beda College Alumni golf tourney at Cresta Verde Nov. 1

The San Beda College Alumni Association of Southern California will hold its 8th Annual Addie Dalton Memorial Golf Tournament on November 1, 2014 at Cresta Verde Golf Course in Corona. Everyone (Bedans, their relatives and friends) is invited to the event that will help support the scholarship fund being raised by the Bedans. Tickets to the golfing tourney are […]

28.10.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Beyonce allies with TopShop for new fashion brand

Beyonce allies with TopShop for new fashion brand

(LONDON-AFP) – US singer Beyonce and British high-street retailer TopShop said Monday they were launching a fashion brand for “athletic streetwear” that will be available this time next year. The joint venture, Parkwood TopShop Athletic, will include “clothing, footwear and accessories across dance, fitness and sports categories,” the chain said in a statement. Philip Green, […]

‘Fast & Furious 7’ becomes ‘Furious 7’ for April release

‘Fast & Furious 7’ becomes ‘Furious 7’ for April release

(Relaxnews) – The Vin Diesel and Paul Walker movie has a new title — “Furious 7” — and the prospect of a new trailer arriving on November 1. It’ll be the first entry to the 13-year-old franchise to drop “Fast” from its title, though 2013’s “Fast & Furious 6” was at one point thought to […]

27.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Jasmine Tookes presents Scandalous, the new Victoria’s Secret fragrance

Jasmine Tookes presents Scandalous, the new Victoria’s Secret fragrance

(Relaxnews) – After Fearless, the American lingerie brand has launched its latest perfume, Scandalous. Supermodel Jasmine Tookes is the face of the new scent. A sensual and sweet eau de parfum with notes of raspberry liqueur, black peony and praline, Scandalous by Victoria’s Secret comes in a studded pink glass flacon with a large black […]

27.10.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
AARP sponsors San Diego Asian Film Festival

AARP sponsors San Diego Asian Film Festival

WASHINGTON, D.C. – AARP is proud to be a new Spotlight Sponsor of the 15th San Diego Asian Film Festival from Thursday, November 6 through Saturday, November 15. “AARP recognizes the impact that stories and storytellers have in our communities and support events like the San Diego Asian Film Festival that inform, inspire, and entertain […]

27.10.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Nike launches Mercurial Superfly CR7

Nike launches Mercurial Superfly CR7

(Relaxnews) – Cristiano Ronaldo will debut the latest Nike soccer cleat in ‘El Classico’, the showdown between his side Real Madrid and their Spanish rivals Barcelona. Portuguese footballing superstar and current holder of the Ballon d’Or Cristiano Ronaldo will be well-shod this weekend when he debuts the New Mercurial Superfly CR7 model against the Catalan side. […]

26.10.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Online, Sports & Recreation, Videos ·
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth sends first tweet

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth sends first tweet

(LONDON-AFP) – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II sent her first ever tweet during a visit to a museum Friday, signing it “Elizabeth R” — and even removing a glove to post it. The 88-year-old’s Twitter debut came during a visit to London’s Science Museum as she opened a new gallery dedicated to the history of communication […]

‘Ouija’ spooks N. American box office competition

‘Ouija’ spooks N. American box office competition

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Spooky thriller “Ouija” haunted the top of the North American box office, debuting in first place, industry estimates showed Sunday. The supernatural horror flick, about a group of friends who awaken an ancient spirit with a Ouija board, a game where players attempt to talk with ghosts, earned $20 million in its […]

26.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
PHL, US sign agreement on labor rights

PHL, US sign agreement on labor rights

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippines has taken another step in fulfilling its mandate to look after the interest and welfare of Filipinos abroad by partnering with the United States in reaching out and educating members of the Filipino-American Community about their rights and responsibilities as employees and employers. In a statement, the Philippine Embassy said the latest […]

26.10.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Bookshop celebrates Carlos Bulosan on Filipino American History Month

Bookshop celebrates Carlos Bulosan on Filipino American History Month

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA – The book, America Is in the Heart: A Personal History by Carlos Bulosan will be the center of the Filipino American History Month celebration on Saturday, October 25, 2014. The event is sponsored by Philippine Expressions Bookshop and is free and open to the public. It will be held at Search to Involve Filipino […]

24.10.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Local News ·
James Wan to return to horror with ‘The Conjuring 2’

James Wan to return to horror with ‘The Conjuring 2’

(Relaxnews) – After helming the 2013 movie about the paranormal detective team, James Wan will return for the sequel, Deadline reports. News of his arrival follows the decision to push “The Conjuring 2” forward to 2016. James Wan, who recently wrapped “Fast and Furious 7,” is no stranger to the horror genre. Among his directing […]

23.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Tim Cook says Apple to open 25 new China stores in next two years: report

Tim Cook says Apple to open 25 new China stores in next two years: report

(Relaxnews) – Apple is planning to consolidate its presence in China by introducing 25 new stores to the country over the next two years. According to reports by publications including Apple Insider and Forbes, CEO Tim Cook put a figure on the brand’s growth plan when talking to the Chinese news portal Sina during a […]

Meryl Streep to sing off key for Stephen Frears

Meryl Streep to sing off key for Stephen Frears

(Relaxnews) – The actress will co-star with Hugh Grant in a biopic on Florence Foster Jenkins, the amateur soprano known for her particularly awful singing, the Daily Mail reports. Meryl Streep will play the wealthy heiress and New York socialite who, despite a complete lack of rhythm and pitch, relentlessly pursued an operatic singing career. […]

23.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
Marvel releases dark ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ teaser

Marvel releases dark ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ teaser

(Relaxnews) – The sequel about the team made up of Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Hawkeye and Black Widow now has its first teaser-trailer. In “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the Marvel superhero team goes up against the robotic supervillain Ultron and his army set on destroying the human race. A few new characters will […]

23.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
UCLA Pilipino alumni name dedicated on new UCLA Scholarship Endowments Wall

UCLA Pilipino alumni name dedicated on new UCLA Scholarship Endowments Wall

On Sunday, October 19th at the festive UCLA Scholarship Fall Reception, UCLA Pilipino Alumni Association’s name was dedicated onto the new UCLA Alumni Scholarship Endowments wall at the UCLA James West Alumni Center.  “This is a great day for the UCLA Pilipino Alumni Association to have their name on this newly dedicated wall that promotes the university […]

22.10.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Papal favourites served up in new recipe book

Papal favourites served up in new recipe book

(VATICAN CITY-AFP) – From an Argentinian dessert that translates as “milk candy” to Polish ravioli, a member of Vatican’s famed Swiss Guard on Tuesday unveiled a range of recipes of dishes favoured by popes. David Geisser, 24, who joined the elite Vatican security corps a month ago launched his cookbook “Bon Appetit, Swiss Guard” in […]

CN Traveler readers name Disney world’s best cruise line 2014

CN Traveler readers name Disney world’s best cruise line 2014

(Relaxnews) – Disney, Crystal Cruises and Windstar have emerged the highest-rated cruise lines in CN Traveler magazine’s latest edition of the Readers’ Choice Awards which has released a list of the top cruise brands for 2014. The top 28 cruise lines are divided into four categories: large ship lines, midsize, small ship and river cruise. […]

Marvel Studios executive ready for female superhero film

Marvel Studios executive ready for female superhero film

(Relaxnews) – If Victoria Alonso were in charge of Marvel’s announcement schedule, the studio would be talking about a female superhero film “today.” Speaking at the Visual Effects Society Production Summit on October 18, executive producer Alonso was able to offer insight into working behind the scenes on Marvel’s latest crop of blockbusters. Her appearance […]

22.10.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
James Bond ‘submarine Lotus’ goes up for auction on eBay for $1 million

James Bond ‘submarine Lotus’ goes up for auction on eBay for $1 million

(Relaxnews) – It’s an underwater car that can’t be driven and doesn’t work in water, but this former James Bond prop has been listed on eBay for a cool $1 million. The Lotus Esprit “submarine car” appeared in the film “The Spy Who Loved Me” in 1977 and is, according to the owner, one of […]

New Michelin guide for Kansai, Japan adds 2-star listings

New Michelin guide for Kansai, Japan adds 2-star listings

(Relaxnews) – Three more restaurants in Japan have been added to the club of two Michelin stars in the 2015 edition of the red book for Kansai. In its sixth year, inspectors bestowed two stars on two new restaurants in Kyoto and the same rating on another dining destination in Osaka. In Kyoto, the new […]

22.10.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Palawan in the Philippines named world’s top island: CN Traveler

Palawan in the Philippines named world’s top island: CN Traveler

(Relaxnews) – If you’ve been to Thailand, done Bali and bought the T-shirt in Vietnam, consider Palawan, one of 7,107 islands belonging to the Philippines that’s just been named the world’s top island by readers of CN Traveler magazine. About an hour’s flight from Manila, Palawan’s virtue lies in the fact that it remains largely […]

21.10.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online ·
Cristiano Ronaldo takes a top spot on social media chart: Starcount

Cristiano Ronaldo takes a top spot on social media chart: Starcount

(Relaxnews) – Celebrity soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo grabs a spot on Starcount’s chart of the top stars on social media list for the week of October 13-19. The Portuguese athlete hit a major milestone on Facebook last week. On October 15, Facebook announced that Ronaldo had hit 100 million fans, making him the most popular […]

‘Marley & Me’ story to continue on the small screen

‘Marley & Me’ story to continue on the small screen

(Relaxnews) – A comedy series created as a sequel to “Marley & Me,” the film starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston, has landed at NBC. The pilot ordered by the network will be written by former “Sex and the City” screenwriter Jenny Bicks. Released in December 2008, “Marley & Me” depicts the ups and downs […]

21.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Lonely Planet releases its picks for the top destinations in 2015

Lonely Planet releases its picks for the top destinations in 2015

(Relaxnews) – Travel experts at Lonely Planet have gazed into their crystal balls and come up with lists of the top 10 cities, regions and countries to visit in 2015, giving top nods to Singapore, Washington DC, and the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey. Destinations that made the cut for Lonely Planet’s latest, “Best in Travel […]

21.10.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Disney reveals first concept art from ‘Moana’

Disney reveals first concept art from ‘Moana’

(Relaxnews) – The studio has shared a first look at its next animated feature, which is due to hit theaters in late 2016. “Moana” is to be directed by John Musker and Ron Clements, the duo behind “The Great Mouse Detective,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin” and “The Princess and the Frog.” Set 2,000 years ago […]

21.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Senate wants to know PHL’s preparedness for Ebola

Senate wants to know PHL’s preparedness for Ebola

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Is the Philippines ready for Ebola? This is the question the Senate committee on health will seek to answer in a hearing to be conducted Wednesday, October 22. Senator Teofisto Guingona III, chair of the Senate committee, said the hearing will focus on the preparedness of the country’s frontline agencies in dealing […]

21.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Unbeaten Walters KOs Donaire for title

Unbeaten Walters KOs Donaire for title

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Undefeated Jamaican Nicholas Walters knocked out Filipino star Nonito Donaire with one second remaining in the sixth round Saturday to win the World Boxing Association featherweight title. Walters landed a powerful overhand right to the left temple that sent the champion crumpling to the canvas and referee Raul Caiz counted out […]

21.10.2014 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation, World News ·
Kerry in SE Asia seeking support against IS

Kerry in SE Asia seeking support against IS

JAKARTA  (AFP) – US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday visited Indonesia, home to the world’s biggest Muslim population, to press Southeast Asian nations to step up efforts in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) group. Kerry was among foreign dignitaries in Jakarta for the inauguration of President Joko Widodo, a former furniture […]

21.10.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Signage for largest Fil-Am mural in US unveiled

Signage for largest Fil-Am mural in US unveiled

By Nimfa U. Rueda LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles City officials and Filipino-American community leaders unveiled the signage for the largest Fil-Am mural in the United States on Saturday. “I see this new sign as a bridge, in the same way that the mural has become a bridge to other cultures,” said Eliseo Art Silva, the […]

21.10.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Hostages arrive at German embassy after ordeal

Hostages arrive at German embassy after ordeal

By Joel GUINTO MANILA  (AFP) – A German couple kidnapped by Islamic militants were handed over to their embassy Saturday after a six-month ordeal marked by constant threats of beheading, as the Philippines confronted a security threat it thought it had overcome. Officials said a private plane flew Stefan Okonek, in his 70s, and his […]

21.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Fil-Am one of two CA realtors honored for ‘changing clients’ lives for better’

Fil-Am one of two CA realtors honored for ‘changing clients’ lives for better’

LOS ANGELES  – A multi-awarded Filipino-American realtor added another feather on her cap when she was chosen by the California Association of Realtors (CAR) as one of only two realtors for the “Champions of Home” Award for “changing their clients’ lives for the better, raising the standards for others, and led by example.” The award was presented […]

21.10.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Schwarzenegger goes from Terminator to climate ‘Innovator’ Schwarzenegger goes from Terminator to climate ‘Innovator’

Schwarzenegger goes from Terminator to climate ‘Innovator’ Schwarzenegger goes from Terminator to climate ‘Innovator’

PARIS  (AFP) – Hollywood legend Arnold Schwarzenegger has gone from being the “Terminator” to the “Innovator”, France’s Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Saturday, praising him for his work to prevent climate change. The actor turned politician was presiding over a climate change conference of the world’s regions in Paris on Friday and Saturday in the […]

20.10.2014 · Filled under: Environment, Hollywood Stars, World News ·
Solidified vinegar and at-home beer brewing kits win innovation awards

Solidified vinegar and at-home beer brewing kits win innovation awards

(Relaxnews) – An at-home beer brewing kit, seaweed spaghetti and solid vinegar flakes could be coming to a grocery store near you, after winning awards at a major food innovation competition in Paris, an international event billed as a launching pad for many of the popular food trends that end up on consumer plates around […]

20.10.2014 · Filled under: News ·
Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz pose under ‘Big Eyes’ in new poster

Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz pose under ‘Big Eyes’ in new poster

(Relaxnews) – The first poster for Tim Burton’s new feature was unveiled this weekend, showing the two stars in front of a painting by Margaret Keane. In “Big Eyes” — which seems to be closer in tone to “Ed Wood” and “Edward Scissorhands” than to “Dark Shadows” or “Alice in Wonderland” — the filmmaker tells […]

20.10.2014 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
City of Carson to host women’s symposium October 25

City of Carson to host women’s symposium October 25

The City of Carson Women’s Issues Commission will be hosting an educational program to promote the understanding and awareness of women’s issues and social services for women and their families on October 25. The symposium, “Women in the 21st Century”, will run from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald Community Center […]

20.10.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Beauty tutorials: 60s-inspired looks from the Japanese runway

Beauty tutorials: 60s-inspired looks from the Japanese runway

(Relaxnews) – We’ve noticed a number of retro looks on the runway at Tokyo Fashion Week, so we thought we’d take a look at how to get the effect at home. Mastering winged liner – http://youtu.be/TqR01QFlLEc Makeup expert Lisa Eldridge created this bold winged eyeliner look, which is perfect for hooded eyes. She pairs the dark […]

20.10.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Online, Videos ·
Art agenda: FIAC, El Greco in New York

Art agenda: FIAC, El Greco in New York

(Relaxnews) – France welcomes another edition of its annual international contemporary art fair, FIAC, that extends along the banks of its river Seine, while the New York Met prepares a nine-painting retrospective on Spanish Renaissance artist El Greco. Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain October 23-26 Grand Palais, Paris, France The capital’s annual art festival, with exhibitors […]

20.10.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment ·
Colin Farrell for Dolce & Gabbana

Colin Farrell for Dolce & Gabbana

(Relaxnews) – The Italian luxury label has nabbed the Irish star as the face of its new men’s scent, Intenso. Thirty-eight-year-old Irish actor Colin Farrell has been selected by fashion brand Dolce & Gabbana to star in a new campaign for an upcoming men’s fragrance set for release “in the coming months,” according to the brand. “We […]

20.10.2014 · Filled under: News ·
Scarlett Johansson courted for ‘Ghost in the Shell’

Scarlett Johansson courted for ‘Ghost in the Shell’

(Relaxnews) – DreamWorks has reached out to the star about a role in its adaptation of the famous Japanese manga, Deadline reports. The American actress is said to have inherited the role from Margot Robbie, who had been attached since September. After “Lucy,” Scarlett Johansson could be headed for another sci-fi blockbuster. The actress, who […]

19.10.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Billionaire donates cubism collection to NY museum

Billionaire donates cubism collection to NY museum

(NEW YORK-AFP) – One of the finest cubist collections in the world, painstakingly pieced together by a US billionaire and pledged to the Metropolitan Museum in New York opens to the public on October 20. Featuring 81 works of art by four artists, the museum says it will be the most important exhibition dedicated to […]

19.10.2014 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment ·
Filipino American Alliance celebrates 10 years of service

Filipino American Alliance celebrates 10 years of service

LONG BEACH, CA—On October 10 to 12, the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON), an alliance of thirty-one organizations throughout the United States, celebrated its more than 10 years of serving and protecting the Filipino community in the U.S. and around the world. In sync with the celebration of its “Dekada” (10 in Filipino), the alliance successfully gathered more […]

17.10.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
‘US can request custody of Marine in transgender slay’

‘US can request custody of Marine in transgender slay’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Philippine government has the primary jurisdiction and custody over United States (US) servicemen who commit violations of Philippine laws, according to an official of the Department of Justice (DOJ). However, Justice Undersecretary Jose Justiniano clarified that under the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), custody over erring US soldiers is transferred to the […]

16.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Aquino wants to keep tensions low in West PHL Sea

Aquino wants to keep tensions low in West PHL Sea

MANILA, Oct 16 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday called for more coordination among government agencies to keep tensions low in disputed portions of the South China Sea, which Manila calls the West Philippine Sea. At the Philippine Coast Guard’s (PCG) 113th anniversary, Aquino admitted that the situation at the West Philippine Sea, […]

16.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Apple leaks iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3

Apple leaks iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3

(Relaxnews) – While Google was revealing its new Nexus 6 smartphone and Nexus 9 tablet, tech websites started to buzz with new reports on the next generation of the iPad. Ahead of its keynote address on Thursday, Apple accidentally uploaded images of the new tablets as illustrations for its new iPad User Guide for iOS […]

16.10.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
Michelle Obama rocks out with turnip to promote good eating

Michelle Obama rocks out with turnip to promote good eating

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – US first lady Michelle Obama — showing she is willing to go the extra mile for her anti-obesity campaign — has busted out a few of her dance moves… with a turnip. In a short video message, Obama holds up a turnip, asks “Turnip — for what?” and then sways and nods her […]

16.10.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, International Stars, Online ·
Christian Bale in talks to play Steve Jobs in Danny Boyle’s biopic

Christian Bale in talks to play Steve Jobs in Danny Boyle’s biopic

(Relaxnews) – Two weeks after Leonardo DiCaprio turned down the role, Christian Bale is on his way to playing the Apple co-founder. The Hollywood Reporter indicates that the British actor was in Sony’s sights for the role at the start of the project, when David Fincher was still attached to direct. Now Bale has entered […]

16.10.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Science & Technology ·
The virtual doctor will see you now

The virtual doctor will see you now

(Relaxnews) – Google is testing a new feature that will let web users talk to a physician via video chat without leaving home. The search engine already doubles as most households’ family doctor — how many of us have visited a real life doctor armed with a diagnosis courtesy of Googling? — so why not […]

WHO tells East Asia Pacific to bolster Ebola defenses

WHO tells East Asia Pacific to bolster Ebola defenses

MANILA  (AFP) – World Health Organization chief Margaret Chan on Monday urged East Asian and Pacific countries to strengthen defenses against the Ebola outbreak, warning that the whole world may be at risk. The region of 1.8 billion has been a hotspot for many emerging diseases including Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome and bird flu, but […]

15.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PNoy orders systematic, scientific evacuation of OFWs from Ebola-hit countries

PNoy orders systematic, scientific evacuation of OFWs from Ebola-hit countries

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III has ordered the “systematic” and “scientific” evacuation of over 1,700 Filipino workers from three Ebola-hit countries in West Africa, a Malacañang official said Tuesday. At a press briefing, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said Aquino directed health, foreign affairs and labor officials during a meeting on Monday to […]

15.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Palace mum on ‘Oplan Stop Nognog in 2016′

Palace mum on ‘Oplan Stop Nognog in 2016′

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — The Liberal Party has already answered accusations of black propaganda against Vice President Jejomar Binay, Malacañang said Tuesday when asked about “Oplan Stop Nognog 2016.” “Tumugon na ang matataas na opisyal ng Liberal Party. Palagay ko naman nabigyan na nila ng angkop na pagtugon,” Communications Secretary Herminio “Sonny” Coloma Jr. told Palace […]

15.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
AARP sponsors Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture during Filipino American History Month

AARP sponsors Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture during Filipino American History Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. – AARP was proud to sponsor the 23rd Annual Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture (FPAC), a celebration of Filipino food, music, dance, crafts and culture, on October 4-5 at its new venue, Los Angeles County’s Grand Park during Filipino American History Month. Nearly 25,000 visitors from around the country attended Southern California’s longest-running […]

14.10.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
NBI evidence may be used in VP Binay impeachment – De Lima

NBI evidence may be used in VP Binay impeachment – De Lima

MANILA, Oct 14 (Mabuhay) – Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Tuesday said the pieces of evidence the National Bureau of Investigation could gather may be used to initiate an impeachment complaint against Vice President Jejomar Binay. “Depende kung ma-validate at makakalap ng sapat na ebidensya na sinusuportahan at corroborate ang akusasyon o alegasyon ni […]

14.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Iron Man returns for ‘Captain America 3’

Iron Man returns for ‘Captain America 3’

(Relaxnews) – All becomes clear regarding Robert Downey Jr.’s ongoing involvement in Marvel’s crossover film franchises, as his Iron Man character is set to kick off a new story arc in “Captain America 3.” The addition of RDJ as Tony Stark/Iron Man means that Marvel’s Civil War storyline is set to move from comic book […]

14.10.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
McDonald’s invites customers to ask about pink slime and earthworms

McDonald’s invites customers to ask about pink slime and earthworms

(Relaxnews) – McDonald’s is hoping to dispel a few urban legends and set the record straight about its food in a new proactive damage control campaign that invites Americans to ask them questions in a digital forum via social media. The campaign dubbed “Our Food. Your Questions,” will take place across their social media channels […]

Chanel goes behind the scenes of Baz Luhrmann’s No. 5 film

Chanel goes behind the scenes of Baz Luhrmann’s No. 5 film

(Relaxnews) – On Monday, Chanel made waves on the internet by releasing the first teaser for its new No. 5 campaign starring Gisele Bündchen. Now, on Tuesday, October 14, the brand reveals the making of the new advertising film. What is Gisele Bündchen running to or from? Why is the supermodel, the star of the […]

Aquino to lawmakers: Grant additional powers now

Aquino to lawmakers: Grant additional powers now

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III is confident that he will be given additional powers to address the looming power shortage in the summer of 2015. Speaking to reporters in Indonesia, Aquino said, “At the end of the day, sino kaya sa mambabatas natin ang magvo-volunteer na kung saka-sakali dumating ang brownout natin next […]

14.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Maria Menounos, TV’s breakout star wears Oliver Tolentino

Maria Menounos, TV’s breakout star wears Oliver Tolentino

Celebrity Maria Menounos wore a red embroidered mermaid gown by Hollywood Filipino designer Oliver Tolentino last night in Los Angeles when she attended the Children’s Hospital Gala: Noche de Niños benefit.  Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman was honored at the benefit. Tolentino has been worn by celebrities including Jessica Alba, Carrie Underwood, Fergie, Anna Paquin, […]

14.10.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Local News ·
Hugh Grant dumps ‘Bridget Jones’ for good

Hugh Grant dumps ‘Bridget Jones’ for good

(Relaxnews) – This weekend, the actor revealed that he will not take part in the third movie in the franchise starring Renée Zellweger and Colin Firth. After indicating a few months ago that the script was not to his liking, Hugh Grant confirmed to Free Radio that he will not reprise the role of Daniel […]

13.10.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
US Embassy working with PHL authorities in probing slay of transgender in Olongapo

US Embassy working with PHL authorities in probing slay of transgender in Olongapo

MANILA, Oct 13 (Mabuhay) — The US Embassy in Manila is working closely with Philippine authorities in identifying the suspect in the killing of a transgender woman in Olongapo City over the weekend amid allegations the foreign companion the victim was last seen with may be a US national. The US Embassy sent its condolences […]

13.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Aquino says foreign visits necessary

Aquino says foreign visits necessary

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III said his attendance to the 7th Bali Democracy Forum is important as the country builds strong relations with its neighboring countries in the Asia Pacific region. “Ang pagdalo natin sa Bali Democracy Forum ay patunay sa kahandaan ng Pilipino na makipagtulungan upang makamit ang mas matatag at […]

13.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Anglahi presents: ‘The New Filipino: A talk on Jose Rizal by National Artist for Literature F. Sionil Jose’

Anglahi presents: ‘The New Filipino: A talk on Jose Rizal by National Artist for Literature F. Sionil Jose’

Philippine national hero Jose Rizal once remarked that a useless life is a life not consecrated to a great ideal. Fast forward to the 21st century. With more and more Filipinos living abroad, the Filipino diaspora has truly become global. Nevertheless, the call to know one’s roots and to live a life of excellence – […]

13.10.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
‘Gone Girl’ remains at top of N. American box office

‘Gone Girl’ remains at top of N. American box office

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – “Gone Girl” stood tall atop the North American box office for a second straight week, fighting back competition from a number of new films, industry estimates showed Sunday. The mystery, starring Ben Affleck as a husband accused of murdering his wife (Rosamund Pike), raked in $26.8 million over the weekend, bringing its […]

12.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Karl Lagerfeld’s cat poses with the new Opel Corsa

Karl Lagerfeld’s cat poses with the new Opel Corsa

(Relaxnews) – What do Claudia Schiffer and Karl Lagerfeld’s cat Choupette have in common? For starters, both are spokesmodels for the new Opel Corsa. While the German supermodel stars in an ad campaign for Opel’s new city car, Choupette is the face of the 2015 Opel Corsa Calendar, shot by her famous owner. Tina Müller, […]

Tech agenda: TV Xperience 2014

Tech agenda: TV Xperience 2014

(Relaxnews) – A busy month on the tech calender continues with an examiniation of the current state of television and where it’s heading in the future. TV Xperience 2014  October 13-15 New York, USA This year’s event will see appearances from Mashable, NBC and Universal, among others, detailing how the second screen and even the […]

10.10.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Science & Technology ·
‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs’ to become a TV series

‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs’ to become a TV series

(Relaxnews) – A new generation of kids came to know the 1978 children’s book story through the 2009 animated feature and its 2013 sequel. Now “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” is headed for the small screen. To turn the franchise into an animated series, Sony Pictures Animation has signed a deal with DHX Media, […]

10.10.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Cookbook spotlight: ‘Baking Chez Moi’

Cookbook spotlight: ‘Baking Chez Moi’

(Relaxnews) – In her latest cookbook, popular author Dorie Greenspan aims to demystify French desserts and make them less daunting, with a collection of contemporary recipes that come from everyone from her French hairdresser to the average French household. ‘Baking Chez Moi’ is 496 pages of dessert recipes for the at-home cook. Traditionally labor-intensive French […]

10.10.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Man dies of Ebola in Texas, as world toll nears 3,900

Man dies of Ebola in Texas, as world toll nears 3,900

By Kerry Sheridan WASHINGTON (AFP) – A Liberian man who was the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States died in a Texas hospital Wednesday, as deaths from West African epidemic neared 3,900. Washington stepped up airport screening against the often fatal virus, and the World Health Organization sought to contain concerns of […]

09.10.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
World Bank: PHL growth recovery depends on gov’t spending

World Bank: PHL growth recovery depends on gov’t spending

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The economic growth of the Philippines in the next two years will depend heavily on government’s ability to boost spending, according to the World Bank. The Washington-based lender said that while strong domestic demand will continue to drive the country’s overall economic growth, it will be public spending that will influence growth. […]

09.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
‘Blood moon’ awes sky watchers in Americas and Asia

‘Blood moon’ awes sky watchers in Americas and Asia

By Daniel Woolls WASHINGTON, October 8, 2014 (AFP) – Stargazers in the Americas and Asia were treated to a lunar eclipse Wednesday, a celestial show that bathed the moon in a reddish tint to create a “blood moon.” During the total lunar eclipse, light beams into Earth’s shadow, filling it with a coppery glow that […]

09.10.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
Buffett would ‘bet money’ on Clinton becoming president

Buffett would ‘bet money’ on Clinton becoming president

WASHINGTON  (AFP) – Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said Tuesday he would bet money on Hillary Clinton becoming the next president of the United States. “Hillary is going to run,” Buffett said at Fortune magazine’s Most Powerful Women Summit in California. “Hillary is going to win,” he added. “I will bet money on it, I don’t […]

09.10.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Ballet Philippines receives standing ovation in Los Angeles

Ballet Philippines receives standing ovation in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, 08 October 2014. – The Philippine Consulate General welcomed the arrival of Ballet Philippines (BP) in Los Angeles. Ballet Philippines is headed by its President, Ms. Margie Moran-Floirendo and known for winning the second Ms. Universe crown for the Philippines in 1973. Godinus Executive Producer Becca Godinez and PAE Live Producer Ted Benito […]

09.10.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Microsoft debuts new app for sharing photos across ecosystems

Microsoft debuts new app for sharing photos across ecosystems

(Relaxnews) – Microsoft has created a new app that allows anyone to share photos with their friends, whether they own iPhones, Windows Phones or prefer Android. The app in question is called Xim and is the latest idea to come from Microsoft Research’s Fuse Labs. What makes it so newsworthy is that it’s a tiny attempt to […]

08.10.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Environment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology, Videos ·
‘Iron Man 4’ is and isn’t happening, says Robert Downey Jr.

‘Iron Man 4’ is and isn’t happening, says Robert Downey Jr.

(Relaxnews) – Speculation builds around Robert Downey Jr.’s role in future “Iron Man” installments after conflicting quotes emerge from US talk shows. The Iron Man character will continue to appear in Marvel’s film franchise but may not get another solo film for a while. That’s the conclusion drawn from apparently contradictory statements that Robert Downey […]

08.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
‘Constantine’: NBC launches promo campaign

‘Constantine’: NBC launches promo campaign

(Relaxnews) – Comic book fans have marked their calendars for October 24: the premiere date of the much-anticipated NBC series “Constantine.” The first poster and trailers are now available online. Twitter is abuzz following the release of new promotional materials for the new NBC series “Constantine,” adapted from the “Hellblazer” series from DC Comics and […]

08.10.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Sci-fi novel ‘The Dark Side’ flies to Fox Pictures

Sci-fi novel ‘The Dark Side’ flies to Fox Pictures

(Relaxnews) – Hollywood is already taking advantage of the interest surrounding this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair as “The Dark Side” is given to the screenwriter for “Exodus: Gods and Kings.” Steve Zaillian wrote the script for biblical epic “Exodus: Gods and Kings” with director Ridley Scott and is on hand to adapt Anthony O’Neill’s sci-fi […]

08.10.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Meet Dom: the US’s new pizza delivery man

Meet Dom: the US’s new pizza delivery man

(Relaxnews) – Siri might have the answers to life’s questions, but it’s “Dom” you need to go to if your query is pizza related. The Domino’s Pizza virtual voice ordering assistant is starring in his first national TV campaign in the US as of this week, having been revamped since the concept’s initial launch in the summer. The app, […]

2-day celebration for the 70th Anniversary of Leyte Landing in Carson Oct. 19

2-day celebration for the 70th Anniversary of Leyte Landing in Carson Oct. 19

The Filipino Veterans Foundation /E.R.B. Foundation in cooperation with the City of Carson and Carson High School, hosts a 5-K Walkathon at the Carson Civic Center on October 19, from 8 AM to 12 Noon to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Leyte Landing.  The walkathon starts and ends for 3 laps  at the Rizal Monument  […]

08.10.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Pulse Asia: Senate, House see slight ratings improvement, but still below 50%

Pulse Asia: Senate, House see slight ratings improvement, but still below 50%

MANILA, Oct 7 (Mabuhay) – Both houses of Congress saw a slight improvement in their approval and trust ratings in the third quarter of 2014, but have yet to gain the nod of half of Filipinos, according to a new survey conducted September 8 to 15 by pollster Pulse Asia. The survey also showed the […]

07.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Apple ups iPhone 6 Plus production: report

Apple ups iPhone 6 Plus production: report

(Relaxnews) – “Bendgate” appears to have had little if any impact on sales of Apple’s first phablet, the iPhone 6 Plus. In fact, according to Digitimes, the company is in the process of adjusting supply chain ratios so that more examples of the oversized smartphone arrive in the shops to meet better-than-expected customer demand. The publication’s […]

07.10.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Cookbook spotlight: Mark Bittman’s ‘How to Cook Everything Fast’

Cookbook spotlight: Mark Bittman’s ‘How to Cook Everything Fast’

(Relaxnews) – New York Times food writer Mark Bittman has released another addition to his “How to Cook Everything,” series, this time with a cookery book that promises to teach readers how to cook everything — fast. In the 1,056-page tome, Bittman provides ideas on how to take shortcuts on traditionally labor-intensive meals like chicken […]

07.10.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Malacanang welcomes new recognition for Philippine tourism industry

Malacanang welcomes new recognition for Philippine tourism industry

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Palace welcomes the new recognition for the Philippines after the country was chosen as best destination in Asia Pacific, which could be a major boost to the Philippines aggressive tourism campaign. “Congratulations to our hardworking fellows from the Department of Tourism at nakuha po natin itong best destination in Asia Pacific,” […]

07.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
SC asks Pacquiao to comment on BIR bid to lift temporary tax case reprieve

SC asks Pacquiao to comment on BIR bid to lift temporary tax case reprieve

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Supreme Court ordered boxing champ Manny Pacquiao to comment on the bid of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to lift the restraining order and pursue the collection of over P3 billion tax due including penalties and surcharges. In a resolution, the high court gave Pacquiao 10 days to answer the […]

07.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Largest European Frank Gehry retrospective to go on show in Paris

Largest European Frank Gehry retrospective to go on show in Paris

(Relaxnews) – Frank Gehry’s impressive body of work is going on show in Paris this week in a retrospective exhibition focused on the contemporary architect. The show will feature 225 of the Pritzker Prize winner’s drawings and 67 models, accompanied by texts and documentation. It will be organized around two key themes — “urbanism” and […]

07.10.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
‘Distant,’ a three part pan-Asian film, from ‘Ilo Ilo’ director

‘Distant,’ a three part pan-Asian film, from ‘Ilo Ilo’ director

(Relaxnews) – Anthony Chen, who burst onto the international scene with “Ilo Ilo,” will executive produce three-part Chinese, Singaporean and Thai film project “Distant.” Tying the three 30-minute segments together will be a Chinese lead, but otherwise each part will be helmed by a different director and feature a different supporting cast, reports Variety. The completed […]

07.10.2014 · Filled under: Asian News, Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
Kia Motors taps French chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten in food collaboration

Kia Motors taps French chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten in food collaboration

(Relaxnews) – At first glance the collaboration between a Korean car company and a triple Michelin-starred French chef sounds like a stretch. But Kia Motors has tapped Jean-Georges Vongerichten to develop an original menu that draws on Korean flavors and global cuisine to promote the brand worldwide. The collaboration has resulted in two menus that […]

07.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Hollywood Stars, Motoring, Online, Videos ·
Jeff Koons scultpure goes on show in New York

Jeff Koons scultpure goes on show in New York

(Relaxnews) – A monumental Jeff Koons stainless steel sculpture has gone on show at New York’s Rockerfeller Center this week before being sold in November by auction house Christie’s for an estimated $20-30 million. The 20-foot-long “Balloon Monkey (Orange)”, which took seven years to create, is one of only five created by the American artist, with other […]

07.10.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment ·
PHL suspends work on South China Sea military airstrip

PHL suspends work on South China Sea military airstrip

MANILA  (AFP) – The Philippines said Saturday it has shelved planned improvements on a military airstrip in the disputed South China Sea to support its bid for a UN ruling against Beijing over the tense territorial row. The Philippines infuriated China in March by asking a United Nations tribunal to declare Beijing’s territorial claims in […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
US Supreme Court clears way for gay marriage in more states

US Supreme Court clears way for gay marriage in more states

By Robert Macpherson WASHINGTON, October 6, 2014 (AFP) – Same-sex couples will soon be able to wed in up to 30 US states after the Supreme Court on Monday declined to consider – for now – a nationwide ruling on the divisive issue. In a surprise move, the court snubbed appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: News ·
Bike stolen in 1972, destined to Australia is intercepted at LA/LB Seaport

Bike stolen in 1972, destined to Australia is intercepted at LA/LB Seaport

LOS ANGELES – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Outbound Enforcement Team officers at the Los Angeles/Long Beach (LA/LB) seaport, in partnership with California Highway Patrol (CHP) investigators and National Insurance Crime Bureau special agent, intercepted a stolen 60 year-old 1954 FL Harley-Davidson Hydra-Glide motorcycle, destined to Australia.  CBP seized it on September 9 and […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
PAGASA: Lunar eclipse on Oct. 8; meteor shower later this month

PAGASA: Lunar eclipse on Oct. 8; meteor shower later this month

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Sky watchers may want to mark October 8, Wednesday, on their calendars as that will be the date of a total lunar eclipse that will be visible in the Philippines. PAGASA’s astronomical diary said the eclipse will be seen from Asia, the Americas and Australasia, starting at 4:14 p.m. Philippine time and […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News, Science & Technology ·
CebuPac makes first flights to Saudi Arabia

CebuPac makes first flights to Saudi Arabia

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Philippine air carrier Cebu Pacific on Wednesday made its first inaugural nonstop flights between Manila and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. Flight 5J-740, an Airbus 330, landed at the King Khalid International Airport at 10:30 p.m. with 259 passengers, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Saturday. “The arrival of Cebu Pacific in the […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Gov. Brown approves ban on plastic bags

Gov. Brown approves ban on plastic bags

Heal the Bay led legislative fight to tackle plastic pollution, create green jobs SANTA MONICA, CA  – Sending a powerful message nationally that the plastic pollution plague can be abated, Gov. Jerry Brown today signed landmark legislation that bans the distribution of single-use plastic shopping bags at grocery stores, convenience stores and pharmacies statewide. SB 270, a bill […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: Environment, U.S. News ·
Katy Perry tops global social media chart: Starcount

Katy Perry tops global social media chart: Starcount

(Relaxnews) – Pop star Katy Perry is the most popular person on social media for the week of September 29 to October 5, according to Starcount, and country-turned-pop singer Taylor Swift takes the fourth-place spot on Starcount’s chart as she generates buzz for her coming album. Katy Perry enjoyed another successful week on social media, […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Worldwide box office: suspense beats horror as ‘Gone Girl’ tops ‘Annabelle’

Worldwide box office: suspense beats horror as ‘Gone Girl’ tops ‘Annabelle’

(Relaxnews) – David Fincher’s thriller starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike took first place at the worldwide box office, grossing $62.6 million during its first weekend in theaters. “Gone Girl” is also on top of the US domestic box office, where it earned $38 million. The feature adapted from Gillian Flynn’s suspense novel is just […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Fondation Louis Vuitton almost ready for grand opening

Fondation Louis Vuitton almost ready for grand opening

(Relaxnews) – Paris’s brand-new Fondation Louis Vuitton is almost ready for its public debut. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry, the striking glass building has been designed for the exploration of “artistic creation in all its forms.” Located at the Jardin d’Acclimatation in the city’s picturesque Bois de Boulogne area, the building will house a […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Destinations, Home & Garden, Online, Photos ·
Freediving champ hopes to set new record at first Dubai extreme sports expo

Freediving champ hopes to set new record at first Dubai extreme sports expo

(Relaxnews) – Dubai’s Palm Island Drop Zone will host Fazza freediving champion Branko Petrovic in his upcoming attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the longest breath-hold underwater at the first-ever extreme sports exposition in the Middle East. The record for prolonged submersion, also called static apnea, of 11 minutes and 35 seconds was […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Online, Sports & Recreation ·
Star-gazing parties and Skyping with astronauts during World Space Week

Star-gazing parties and Skyping with astronauts during World Space Week

(Relaxnews) – Lovers of astronomy and all things related to the stars may want to bookmark the second week of October, when planetariums, classrooms and astrophysicists around the world celebrate the UN-initiative, World Space Week. Held each year between October 4 and 10 to commemorate the 1957 launch of Sputnik, the first man-made satellite, as […]

‘World Alliance of Religions: Peace Summit’ marks the beginning of a new era of peace

‘World Alliance of Religions: Peace Summit’ marks the beginning of a new era of peace

Int’l political and religious leaders commit to a new systematic approach for peace SEOUL, South Korea – Over 700 religious leaders and 50 heads of states attended the “World Alliance of Religions: Peace Summit” held on Sept. 17-19, 2014, in Seoul, South Korea, with the theme of “The Enactment of an International Law for the […]

03.10.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
LADWP reminds customers to conserve energy during upcoming heat wave

LADWP reminds customers to conserve energy during upcoming heat wave

LOS ANGELES – As Los Angeles braces for another hot weekend, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) reminds customers to stay comfortable but conserve energy where possible, especially between 11  a.m. and 6  p.m. Just two weeks ago during the recent heat storm, energy demand in Los Angeles reached an all time […]

03.10.2014 · Filled under: Services, U.S. News ·
Church to hold job fair in Pasadena Oct. 15

Church to hold job fair in Pasadena Oct. 15

Rose City Church and Rose City Coffee are hosting a job fair on October 15, Wednesday, at 11 a.m. Rose City Coffee exists to train homeless in our community in the craft of coffee. Dozens of employers will be on hand with positions available in Administration, Advertising, Clerical, Cafe/coffee, Customer Service, Education, Financial Services, Healthcare/Nursing, […]

03.10.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
LA abandons helipad rule in the hope of getting an “innovative” skyline

LA abandons helipad rule in the hope of getting an “innovative” skyline

(Relaxnews) – City leaders in Los Angeles are hoping to cultivate a more creative skyline by eradicating the rule requiring each skyscraper to have a helipad on the roof. The move, announced by LA mayor Eric Garcetti this week, is an attempt to mix up the city’s flat-roofed high-rises with more stylish and contemporary designs, […]

02.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Science & Technology, U.S. News ·
World Architecture Festival kicks off in Singapore

World Architecture Festival kicks off in Singapore

(Relaxnews) – The 2014 World Architecture Festival (WAF) is underway in Singapore, where the industry’s biggest names have gathered to explore the theme of “Architects and the city”. The three-day festival of talks and keynote speeches looks at the relationship between architecture and the socio-economic and political balance of cities. Rocco Yim, the founding principal of Rocco […]

Dreamy blossoms in Bottega Veneta campaign by Ryan McGinley

Dreamy blossoms in Bottega Veneta campaign by Ryan McGinley

(Relaxnews) – American art photographer Ryan McGinley has shot Bottega Veneta’s latest campaign for the men’s and women’s Resort 2015 collections on location in the New York Botanical Garden. McGinley is the latest photographer to take on the collaboration with the Italian luxury brand, with previous talents including Pieter Hugo, Collier Schorr and Nan Goldin, […]

02.10.2014 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
Japan’s ‘shinkansen’ bullet train marks 50th birthday

Japan’s ‘shinkansen’ bullet train marks 50th birthday

(TOKYO-AFP) – Japan’s “shinkansen” train, which led the world in super-fast rail transport technology, celebrated its 50th birthday Wednesday with ceremonies hailing its contribution to the country’s post-war economy and its safety record. A sleek, airplane-shaped N700A train left Platform 19 of Tokyo’s central station at 6:00 am, exactly 50 years since the launch of […]

01.10.2014 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Pinoy UN peacekeepers to guard pope’s visit

Pinoy UN peacekeepers to guard pope’s visit

MANILA  (AFP) – The Philippines has assigned a thousand-strong force of its United Nations peacekeepers to help guard Pope Francis when he visits Asia’s main Catholic outpost next January, the military said Sunday. The papal security force will include more than 300 soldiers who were withdrawn from the UN-administered Golan Heights buffer zone after the […]

01.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PHL, US launch joint exercises near China-claimed waters

PHL, US launch joint exercises near China-claimed waters

PUERTO PRINCESA  (AFP) – Thousands of Philippine and US marines on Monday began military exercises close to flashpoints in the South China Sea, where Beijing is involved in bitter territorial disputes with its neighbors. The 12-day amphibious landing exercises – involving about 3,500 US marines and sailors and 1,200 Filipino counterparts – were officially launched […]

01.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PHL Consulate General co-hosts launch of 9th Annual Asian Friendship Golf Tournament

PHL Consulate General co-hosts launch of 9th Annual Asian Friendship Golf Tournament

Los Angeles  – The Philippine Consulate General co-hosted the launch of the 9th Annual Asian Friendship Golf Tournament at the Community Hall of the Philippine Consulate General on 24 September 2014. Consul General Leo Herrera-Lim welcomed the cooperation of the Asian American Chamber Association (AACA) composed of the Bangladesh, Cambodian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Mongolian, Pakistani, Singaporean, Thai Chambers […]

01.10.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
President Aquino arrives in Manila after five-nation official tour

President Aquino arrives in Manila after five-nation official tour

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III arrived in Manila Thursday evening after a working visit that covered five nations. His Philippine Airline PR001 flight from San Francisco, California, United States touched down at the Manila International Airport past 10:00 p.m. In his arrival speech at the NAIA Terminal 2, the President reported his […]

30.09.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
California passes first US ‘Yes means Yes’ sex consent law

California passes first US ‘Yes means Yes’ sex consent law

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – California colleges welcomed Monday a new law requiring so-called affirmative consent for partners having sex on campus – dubbed a “Yes means Yes” law – in what is thought to be a first. Under the law, signed late Sunday by Governor Jerry Brown, partners will have to give “affirmative, conscious, and […]

30.09.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

Cargo forwarders remind clients to send boxes early

LOS ANGELES – With delivery delays still in the horizon, five leading Filipino cargo forwarders are calling on customers to send their balikbayan boxes early to ensure that they would reach the intended beneficiaries in the Philippines in time for the holidays. Cristina Dalupan, executive director of the Philippine American Shippers Association, said the four […]

30.09.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Space travel and underwater tourism to become reality in 2024: report

Space travel and underwater tourism to become reality in 2024: report

(Relaxnews) – In just a decade, the travel industry will step into a revolutionary and historic new chapter for mankind: space and underwater travel. After gazing into their crystal balls, a group of futurologists and industry experts have issued a slew of prophecies in the final installment of a Skyscanner report that aims to paint a portrait […]

30.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Offbeat, Online, Science & Technology ·
And then there were eight … Girls’ Generation ousts star

And then there were eight … Girls’ Generation ousts star

(SEOUL-AFP) – One of K-pop’s marquee acts, the girlband Girls’ Generation, has kicked out one of its star members, sending shockwaves through the group’s devoted fan base in South Korea, Asia and beyond. Jessica Jung, a prominent member of the nine-girl act that has toured to packed stadiums around the world, said she had been […]

30.09.2014 · Filled under: Asian News, Entertainment, International Stars ·
PFW: fringes and flowers at Giambattista Valli

PFW: fringes and flowers at Giambattista Valli

(Relaxnews) – Presented Monday in Paris, the Giambattista Valli Spring-Summer 2015 collection has a fresh, feminine feel. On the Valli runway there were plenty of flowers, as we’ve come to expect from the label, but also stripes, paisleys and a few abstract patterns. The dresses are short and lightweight, the skirts are high-waisted and paired […]

30.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Lorde releases her ‘Mockingjay’ soundtrack lead single

Lorde releases her ‘Mockingjay’ soundtrack lead single

(Relaxnews) – Lorde on Monday revealed her new track “Yellow Flicker Beat,” the lead single for the soundtrack to the upcoming “Mockingjay – Part 1.” Lorde announced back in July that she would be curating the soundtrack for the upcoming “Hunger Games” installment and that she’d written the lead single alongside Joel Little, who produced […]

29.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Windows 9 to be a free upgrade: reportWindows 9 to be a free upgrade: report

Windows 9 to be a free upgrade: reportWindows 9 to be a free upgrade: report

(Relaxnews) – Microsoft is expected to officially unveil Windows 9 to enterprises and developers at a dedicated media event on Tuesday. And while potential new features are unclear, there is one feature that seems destined to appeal to most users. The consumer release of Windows 9 isn’t expected to come until early 2015. However, according […]

29.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
Daniel Radcliffe gets demonic in ‘Horns’

Daniel Radcliffe gets demonic in ‘Horns’

(Relaxnews) – Lionsgate unveiled a new teaser for French director Alexandre Aja’s new feature starring the former Harry Potter star. Fire, snakes and a pitchfork set the tone in the new teaser for “Horns,” in which Daniel Radcliffe transforms before the camera into a demon. Adapted from the novel by Joe Hill, “Horns” follows Ignatius, […]

29.09.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
New York opens buildings for “Archtober”

New York opens buildings for “Archtober”

(Relaxnews) – New York’s skyscrapers will be under the spotlight next month with the launch of the fourth annual “Archtober“, a city-wide celebration of architecture and design. The festival will see the Big Apple throw open its doors for a series of guided tours, lectures and exhibitions throughout the month of October. Highlights include the […]

29.09.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Watches & Wonders: women’s watches get technical, black is back, Asia reigns

Watches & Wonders: women’s watches get technical, black is back, Asia reigns

(Relaxnews) – We check out some of the major market trends as Watches & Wonders kicks off. Running September 30 to October 2 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, the event sees over ten thousand press and buyers from across Asia converge to explore this year’s models from 13 of the biggest luxury watchmakers. […]

29.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
Japan’s bullet train hits half century

Japan’s bullet train hits half century

(OMIYA-AFP) – Fifty years ago, the first bullet train pulled out of Tokyo station and hurtled across the countryside, heralding Japan’s arrival as a modern economic powerhouse with a transport system soon to become the envy of the world. Less than two decades after a bitter World War II defeat that left much of the […]

28.09.2014 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Prolific Prince goes funk, rock, sci-fi with two albums

Prolific Prince goes funk, rock, sci-fi with two albums

(NEW YORK-AFP) – As the funky bass quiets down near the start of one of Prince’s two new albums, a soothing female voice informs that medication has put him in “suspended animation” for 45 years. Is the 56-year-old megastar speaking of his own career, or does the song imagine his body being frozen? No matter […]

28.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Chris Hemsworth hacks to stop terrorists in ‘Blackhat’

Chris Hemsworth hacks to stop terrorists in ‘Blackhat’

(Relaxnews) – The “Thor” star has traded his hammer for a keyboard in Michael Mann’s new thriller, for which the first trailer has hit the internet. The release of a new Michael Mann movie is always a highly anticipated event. Now the director, who has been regrettably absent in the six years following his John […]

28.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
‘Gone with the Wind’ sweeps back for 75th anniversary

‘Gone with the Wind’ sweeps back for 75th anniversary

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Rhett Butler may not give a damn, but fans of “Gone with the Wind” are more than happy to see the 1939 classic return to cinemas for its 75th anniversary. Special screenings are scheduled at 650 theaters around the United States on Sunday and Wednesday, while Turner Classic Movies is releasing a commemorative […]

28.09.2014 · Filled under: Art, Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Online dating: good for finding partners, bad for keeping them?

Online dating: good for finding partners, bad for keeping them?

(Relaxnews) – Despite the surging popularity of online dating, it may not be the best bet for those looking to marry, according to researchers at Michigan State University, East Lansing, who set out to explore how couples’ meeting venues could play a role in the duration of the relationship. They examined married couples and couples […]

Record involvement of Asian American and Pacific Islander organizations in voter registration

Record involvement of Asian American and Pacific Islander organizations in voter registration

AAPI voters among fastest growing, even in midterm elections WASHINGTON, DC – Asian Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) today announced a record number of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) serving organizations will participate in National Voter Registration Day (NVRD), with activities leading up to, during and after September 23.  The AAPI Islander populations are among […]

26.09.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Long Beach medical equipment firm owner in $2.6-M Medicare scam gets 2½ year prison term

Long Beach medical equipment firm owner in $2.6-M Medicare scam gets 2½ year prison term

LOS ANGELES – The former owner of a Long Beach medical supply company was sentenced today to 30 federal months in prison and ordered to pay nearly $1.5 million in restitution for his role in a scheme to provide unnecessary power wheelchairs to Medicare patients. Akinola Afolabi, 55, of Long Beach, received the sentenced from United […]

26.09.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Swing the Night Away with FASO on Oct. 18

Swing the Night Away with FASO on Oct. 18

Dance or simply listen to big band music, from Glenn Miller, Cole Porter to Duke Ellington, in “Swing the Night Away with FASO” on Saturday, October 18 at the Hilton Glendale. For the first time, the Filipino-American Symphony Orchestra (FASO), the first and only Filipino orchestra outside the Philippines, performs such big band gems as […]

26.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Happenings, Music ·
The future of ultrasound: color photos and 4D imagery

The future of ultrasound: color photos and 4D imagery

(Relaxnews) – Baby pictures will never be the same again with the Voluson E10 Ultrasound, which offers color fetal photos more revealing than ever about what life is like in the womb. That’s not all the device will change, however, for diagnostic capability is likely to increase dramatically thanks to electronic 4D imagery that allows […]

25.09.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
‘We’ll Never Have Paris’ gets January date

‘We’ll Never Have Paris’ gets January date

(Relaxnews) – With Simon Helberg of “The Big Bang Theory” as writer, co-director and co-star, and his now wife joining him behind the camera, real-life interncontinental love story “We’ll Never Have Paris” is destined for a January 22 debut. That date is for a limited theatrical release in advance of digital VOD availability shortly after, […]

25.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Ready for robot cheerleaders?

Ready for robot cheerleaders?

(Relaxnews) – They don’t get upset when dropped from the team, never forget a routine and never stress about diet and as great they are to watch and as social media-friendly as their performances are, Murata’s Cheerleaders also demonstrate a significant technological breakthrough. In order to balance on a ball and to move in synchronization, without colliding […]

New hope for hair loss as iGrow gets FDA clearance

New hope for hair loss as iGrow gets FDA clearance

(Relaxnews) – The machine that employs red light technology to promote hair growth in males was given the green light by the FDA last week for over the counter sales. iGrow Hair Growth System is intended for men whose hair loss patterns fall into categories IIa through V on the Hamilton-Norwood hair loss scale. This covers […]

25.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Online, Science & Technology ·
Apple tops consumer computer satisfaction poll

Apple tops consumer computer satisfaction poll

(Relaxnews) – The latest American Consumer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) places the company’s desktops, notebooks and tablets ahead of all other manufacturers for the 11th year running. Apple earned an aggregate score of 84 out of a possible 100 which, although not as good as in 2013 when it scored 87, was still enough to keep […]

25.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Johnny Depp crime caper ‘Mortdecai’ steals January date

Johnny Depp crime caper ‘Mortdecai’ steals January date

(Relaxnews) – A minor reshuffle in the Lionsgate release calendar ensures “Mortdecai” avoids a face-to-face with the Wachowskis’ “Jupiter Ascending” and Jeff Bridges’ “Seventh Son.” Instead, audiences will be able to see Johnny Depp as art dealer and inadvertent internationally wanted man Charles Mortdecai, with Gwyneth Paltrow as discrete confidante Johanna and Ewan McGregor the […]

25.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Hawkeye could make an appearance in ‘Captain America 3’

Hawkeye could make an appearance in ‘Captain America 3’

(Relaxnews) – Jeremy Renner hinted that his arrow-slinging superhero character could be among the faces of the third Captain America movie. In an interview with MTV, the actor commented on Hawkeye’s place within the world of Marvel and Disney’s movies. In denying any ambition to get his own solo feature, the actor indicated that he […]

25.09.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Apple Watch tipped for Valentine’s Day debut

Apple Watch tipped for Valentine’s Day debut

(Relaxnews) – It could well be a very happy Valentine’s Day for the technophile in love as mid-February 2015 looks like the date when the Apple Watch is ready to go on sale. That’s according to whispers heard by 9to5 Mac and The Information about the company’s plans for its first entirely new product since the original iPad back […]

US, researchers warn of new computer vulnerability

US, researchers warn of new computer vulnerability

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – The US government and computer security researchers warned Thursday of a vulnerability in some computer operating systems which potentially allow widespread attacks by hackers. A warning from the US Department of Homeland Security’s Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) said the flaw affects “Unix-based operating systems” powered by Linux and Apple’s Mac OS. CERT […]

25.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Aquino urges U.S. firms to explore investment opportunities in PHL

Aquino urges U.S. firms to explore investment opportunities in PHL

NEW YORK, New York (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III on Tuesday urged prospective investors here to take advantage of new business opportunities the Philippines is ready to offer in light of its improved economy and especially since it is poised to hit the so called ‘demographic sweet spot’ by next year. “According to […]

25.09.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Apple planning fast iOS8 bug fix

Apple planning fast iOS8 bug fix

(Relaxnews) – An updated version of the company’s latest operating system is already in the works and could appear “fairly soon.” That is according to MacRumors. The publication claims that version .1 of iOS 8 has actually been in development for several weeks and when it is pushed out to compatible iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch […]

24.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Nearly 700 held or probed in PHL, other countries in major Asia counterfeit sweep

Nearly 700 held or probed in PHL, other countries in major Asia counterfeit sweep

LYON  (AFP) – More than 660 people were arrested or put under investigation in a major police operation across 10 Asian countries that targeted criminal networks trading fake and potentially dangerous products, Interpol announced Monday. The international police organization said security forces and border agencies in countries ranging from Cambodia and China to India and […]

24.09.2014 · Filled under: Asian News ·
Asian Games: China defend basketball with new ‘Great Wall’

Asian Games: China defend basketball with new ‘Great Wall’

By Daniel HICKS INCHEON  (AFP) – China are hoping a new version of their famous “Great Wall of China” can help maintain their Asian Games basketball dominance as they come under heavy attack from rivals. China, with players like towering NBA superstar Yao Ming, have won seven of the last nine men’s gold medals stretching […]

24.09.2014 · Filled under: Asian News, Sports & Recreation ·
Robin handpicked Vina to be part of ‘Bonifacio’ biopic

Robin handpicked Vina to be part of ‘Bonifacio’ biopic

Former couple Vina Morales and Robin Padilla have no qualms about sharing the big screen again for their movie “Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo”, which is an entry to this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival. Padilla said he personally picked Morales to play the role of Andres Bonifacio’s wife, Gregoria de Jesus. “Ang nangyari kasi noon, […]

24.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
Aquino thanks donors from Boston for helping typhoon-devastated Visayan region

Aquino thanks donors from Boston for helping typhoon-devastated Visayan region

BOSTON, Massachusetts  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III has expressed his gratitude to Boston College and Filipino-Americans who had extended assistance to the victims of Typhoon Yolanda. “Without the help of our friends in the international community, the path to recovery and rehabilitation would not have been traversed as early and as efficiently,” the […]

23.09.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Batman prequel ‘Gotham’ premieres on US TV

Batman prequel ‘Gotham’ premieres on US TV

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – The backstory of Batman’s many villains came to life Monday in a new US television drama series that Fox hopes will help lift its prime-time ratings out of the doldrums. “Gotham” stars David Mazouz as a 12-year-old Bruce Wayne who witnesses the cold-blooded murder of his parents on the grim nocturnal backstreets of […]

23.09.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Oscars’ Foreign Film category passes 50 films

Oscars’ Foreign Film category passes 50 films

(Relaxnews) – With just a week to go until the Foreign Language category deadline hits, more than fifty countries have made their official selections for the 2015 Academy Awards. Those titles include Cannes Jury Prize winner “Mommy,” directed by Canada’s Xavier Dolan, Brazilian LGBT favorite “The Way He Looks” from Daniel Ribiero, human migration story […]

Paris Fashion Week: labels, models and observers to follow on Twitter

Paris Fashion Week: labels, models and observers to follow on Twitter

(Relaxnews) – Ahead of the start of fashion week in the French capital on Tuesday, September 23, style enthusiasts can get ready by following some of the key players on Twitter. In an age in which news travels more quickly than ever before, Twitter offers something of a perfect compromise. Almost everyone in the fashion […]

23.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online ·
MFW: highlights from the runway soundtracks

MFW: highlights from the runway soundtracks

(Relaxnews) – Wes Anderson movie music, an ode to life in plastic and St Vincent: here’s our pick of the best beats that soundtracked the runway shows in Milan. Marni Consuelo Castiglioni picked Alexandre Desplat’s “The Heroic Weather-Conditions of the Universe Parts 1-7” as her runway soundtrack for Spring/Summer 2015. The music which was originally […]

23.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Music, Online, Videos ·
Stella McCartney teams up with Jaguar at Paris Fashion Week

Stella McCartney teams up with Jaguar at Paris Fashion Week

(Relaxnews) – The British designer and carmaker have joined forces to celebrate the new Jaguar XE during Paris Fashion Week. Luxury carmaker Jaguar, will be celebrating the new XE with a series of fashionable ‘Feel XE’ experiences to mark the car’s arrival in Paris, and Stella McCartney has dressed the car in a ‘superhero’ print from her Resort […]

Pechanga Resorts & Casino presents the amazing dance performance of ‘My Dream’

Pechanga Resorts & Casino presents the amazing dance performance of ‘My Dream’

Internationally known for their beautiful dance performance of “Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva,” the world famous China Disabled People’s Performing Art Troupe will be returning to Pechanga for two shows on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 4pm and 8pm. The China Disabled People’s Performing Art Troupe uses its unique artistic charm and profound spiritual connotation that is beyond […]

23.09.2014 · Filled under: Art, Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Happenings, Promotions ·
Germany backs PHL’ position to settle territorial disputes peacefully

Germany backs PHL’ position to settle territorial disputes peacefully

BERLIN, Germany (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday agreed that the territorial disputes in the South China Sea must be settled peacefully in accordance with international law. President Aquino, who is in Germany for the last leg of his four-nation European tour, met with Chancellor Merkel at […]

23.09.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
James Franco and Seth Rogen head to North Korea in ‘The Interview’

James Franco and Seth Rogen head to North Korea in ‘The Interview’

(Relaxnews) – Sony has released a new red-band trailer for “The Interview,” the latest movie from writer and director duo Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen. “The Interview” stars James Franco as Dave Skylark, a TV talk show host, and Seth Rogen as his producer Aaron Rapoport. Tired of the tabloid-style celebrity news that makes their […]

22.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
‘Paper Towns’ given June 2015 date

‘Paper Towns’ given June 2015 date

(Relaxnews) – Jake Schreier’s adaptation of John Green novel “Paper Towns” benefits from a 20th Century Fox reshuffle, vacating its end of July window in favor of a June 19 debut, while “Fantastic Four,” “Deadpool” and “Assassin’s Creed” form part of the shuffle. With rising star Cara Delevingne starring opposite “The Fault in Our Stars” […]

22.09.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Historic Filipinotown Indie Film Festival’s launching Oct. 15 at FACLA

Historic Filipinotown Indie Film Festival’s launching Oct. 15 at FACLA

Los Angeles – Filipino Independent Films or Indie Films’ in Town, specifically, in FilipinoTown. The Historic Filipinotown Indie Film Festival LLC (HFIF LLC) has announced that the Historic Filipinotown Independent Film Festival  that will feature Filipino and Filipino-American independently-produced films from the Philippines will be launched on Wednesday, at 6 p.m. on October 15, 2014 at the Filipino American Community […]

22.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Happenings ·
Rolls-Royce and Turner prize-nominated artist team up for Frieze London installation

Rolls-Royce and Turner prize-nominated artist team up for Frieze London installation

(Relaxnews) – Rolls-Royce has teamed up with Turner Prize nominee Angela Bulloch to create an installation at London’s Frieze Art Fair this fall. Entitled “Cipher of L”, the work will take the form of a ‘Pixel Box’ installation that mimics the properties of a Rolls-Royce vehicle. Incorporating both the physical and conceptual elements of the car, it will be […]

Asian Games: South Korean leader lets the Games begin

Asian Games: South Korean leader lets the Games begin

(INCHEON-AFP) – South Korean President Park Geun-Hye opened the Incheon Asian Games at a glittering, K-Pop inspired ceremony Friday as North Korean athletes received an unexpectedly warm welcome. “I declare the opening of the 17th Asian Games,” Park said simply, after athletes from 45 countries had filed into Incheon’s purpose-built main stadium. “Gangnam Style” singer […]

20.09.2014 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
27,000 new US citizens during annual Constitution Day and Citizenship Day celebration

27,000 new US citizens during annual Constitution Day and Citizenship Day celebration

WASHINGTON  – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will welcome more than 27,000 new citizens in more than 160 naturalization ceremonies between Sept. 17 and Sept. 23 in honor of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. During this week – also known as Constitution Week – museums, historic and public libraries, government landmarks and national park […]

20.09.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Gov signs bill to reinstate Gun Violence Prevention Law

Gov signs bill to reinstate Gun Violence Prevention Law

Authorizes eviction of tenants who commit gun crimes on property SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. has signed into law a bill reinstating a pilot program authorizing specified City Attorneys, including Los Angeles, to evict tenants who unlawfully possess or sell illegal firearms or ammunition on the premises.  The pilot program sunset on January […]

20.09.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
US House approves bill averting gov’t shutdown

US House approves bill averting gov’t shutdown

WASHINGTON  (AFP) – US lawmakers voted Wednesday to extend funding for federal operations into December, likely preventing a repeat of last October’s disastrous government shutdown. Faced with the need to act before fiscal year 2015 begins on October 1, members of the House of Representatives voted 319-108 to keep government funded at current levels until […]

20.09.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Jolie to direct film about Kenya conservationist

Jolie to direct film about Kenya conservationist

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Angelina Jolie is to direct a “sweeping epic” film about veteran Kenyan conservationist Richard Leakey’s fight with ivory poachers, the studio behind the movie said Friday. The Oscar-winning actress — whose latest film as director, “Unbroken,” is out in December — will go behind the camera once again for “Africa,” with a […]

20.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Paris installs glass panels in a test to end love locks

Paris installs glass panels in a test to end love locks

(Relaxnews) – Paris may have found a solution to their love lock problem: glass panels. This week the city replaced sections of mesh fencing on the city’s iconic footbridge, Pont des Arts, with two shatter-resistant and anti-glare glass panes, reported No Love Locks, a group that has been campaigning for an end to the practice […]

20.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Online ·
PHL, France agree to continue addressing climate change

PHL, France agree to continue addressing climate change

PARIS, France  (Mabuhay) – The Philippines and France have agreed on the need for concrete and effective results for climate talks in order to move forward efforts in dealing with the threats of climate change. During a bilateral meeting between President Benigno Aquino III and French Republic President Francois Hollande here on Wednesday, both leaders […]

19.09.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
Stay Puft Marshmallow Man brought to life at Krispy Kreme

Stay Puft Marshmallow Man brought to life at Krispy Kreme

(Relaxnews) – Krispy Kreme is paying tribute to Hollywood’s sweetest, and perhaps most likeable, paranormal villains with the release of two marshmallow-filled donuts to help mark the 30th anniversary of the “Ghostbusters” movie franchise. “Ghostbusters” fans will no doubt recognize the friendly — but treacherously villainous —  smile of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in […]

18.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Food & Dining, Hollywood Stars ·
Commemorative 9/11 museum receives more than one million visitors

Commemorative 9/11 museum receives more than one million visitors

(Relaxnews) – The 9/11 Memorial Museum reached a major milestone near the anniversary of America’s darkest day, receiving more than one million visitors just four months after opening. In addition to visitors from all 50 US states, the museum also received visitors from more than 130 countries. The biggest international source countries are UK, Canada, […]

18.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Art, Destinations, Entertainment ·
Apple’s new encryption to lock out government

Apple’s new encryption to lock out government

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Apple unveiled new policies that block its access to user’s mobile devices, even with a warrant, the tech giant revealed late Wednesday. Apple’s updated privacy terms indicate that under its new mobile operating system, iOS 8, the company will not have access to customer passwords. “Your personal data such as photos, messages (including […]

18.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
K Brosas relishes good chemistry with Richard Gomez

K Brosas relishes good chemistry with Richard Gomez

For someone who is known to talk a lot especially during her famous live shows, comedienne K Brosas says it’s not easy to keep silent on her latest gig, TV5’s newest game show, “Quiet Please: Bawal ang Maingay.”  “Mahirap manahimik lalo na kapag marami kang oras na kailangan mong tumahimik. Kasi hindi talaga pwedeng mag-ingay […]

18.09.2014 · Filled under: News ·
PHL, France agree to continue addressing climate change

PHL, France agree to continue addressing climate change

PARIS, France, Sept 18 (Mabuhay) – The Philippines and France have agreed on the need for concrete and effective results for climate talks in order to move forward efforts in dealing with the threats of climate change. During a bilateral meeting between President Benigno Aquino III and French Republic President Francois Hollande here on Wednesday, […]

18.09.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
Wildfires rage across drought-hit California

Wildfires rage across drought-hit California

LOS ANGELES  (AFP) – As many as 6,000 firefighters were battling Tuesday a wave of wildfires raging across California, which is gripped by a historic drought and near-record temperatures. Thousands of residents have been evacuated and buildings ravaged in at least one of the fires in northern California, while southern California has been hit by […]

17.09.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
San Francisco first city to condemn abortion ban legislation that promotes racial stereotypes on Asian American women

San Francisco first city to condemn abortion ban legislation that promotes racial stereotypes on Asian American women

NAPAWF applauds new legislation that protects women’s health    NEW YORK – Tuesday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed a resolution opposing “sex-selective abortion bans” that discriminate against Asian American women and restrict access to reproductive health care. San Francisco is now the first city in the nation to proactively oppose the legislative strategy […]

17.09.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
US House approves bill averting gov’t shutdown

US House approves bill averting gov’t shutdown

WASHINGTON, September 17, 2014 (AFP) – US lawmakers voted Wednesday to extend funding for federal operations into December, likely preventing a repeat of last October’s disastrous government shutdown. Faced with the need to act before fiscal year 2015 begins on October 1, members of the House of Representatives voted 319-108 to keep government funded at […]

17.09.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Early reviews heap praise on big-screen iPhones

Early reviews heap praise on big-screen iPhones

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – Early reviews of Apple iPhone 6 models to be released on Friday sang praises of the large-screen handsets, proclaiming that bigger truly is better. “The public asked for bigger and Apple delivered not only bigger but better, too,” tech news website Slash Gear said in its review. “A stunning Retina HD display, […]

17.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
US Army invites women to try out for elite Ranger school

US Army invites women to try out for elite Ranger school

WASHINGTON  (AFP) – The US Army is inviting female soldiers to apply to the grueling Ranger school, officials said Monday, part of the military’s effort to open the door to women serving in ground combat. The prestigious Ranger school has been closed to women until now. But the army wants to study the possibility of […]

17.09.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Official synopsis revealed for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

Official synopsis revealed for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

(Relaxnews) – In the second movie on the Marvel superhero team, due in theaters next spring, the original protagonists are joined by a few newcomers. Marvel and Disney revealed the official plot summary for “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” through the website Stitch Kingdom. In “the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of […]

17.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Whitney Houston live album due in November

Whitney Houston live album due in November

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Nearly three years after her death, an album and DVD of live performances by Whitney Houston is to be released in November, her long-time producer announced Tuesday. “She was without question the greatest vocalist in the world,” Clive Davis told NBC television announcing the November 10 release of “Whitney Houston Live: Her […]

17.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Filipino singing star Angeline Quinto, with special guest Jon Secada, at Pala, Nov. 22

Filipino singing star Angeline Quinto, with special guest Jon Secada, at Pala, Nov. 22

PALA, CA … Popular Filipino singing star Angeline Quinto, with special guest Jon Secada, will appear in concert at 7 p.m., Saturday, November 22, in the Infinity Showroom at Pala Casino Spa & Resort. Quinto came to prominence in 2011 after she won Star Power: Sharon’s Search for the Next Female Superstar in Manila, which earned her a recording contract with Star […]

‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ reboot in the works

‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ reboot in the works

(Relaxnews) – Sony is developing an update on the horror movie originally headlined by Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michel Gellar, Ryan Phillipe and Freddie Prinze Jr, Deadline reveals. Released in 1997, “I Know What You Did Last Summer” joined “Scream” as part of a new wave of slasher movies, a horror sub-genre in which a […]

16.09.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
UN troops withdraw from Syrian Golan: AFP

UN troops withdraw from Syrian Golan: AFP

GOLAN HEIGHTS (AFP) – Hundreds of UN troops withdrew from the Syrian to the Israeli-occupied sector of the Golan on Monday, an AFP correspondent said, two weeks after Al-Qaeda-linked rebels kidnapped dozens of peacekeepers. They crossed in a UN convoy in the afternoon into the Israeli-occupied sector, the correspondent said. The peacekeepers in the Golan […]

16.09.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
Evacuations of 1,000 people after forest fires near Yosemite

Evacuations of 1,000 people after forest fires near Yosemite

LOS ANGELES  (AFP) – A thousand people were evacuated near Yosemite National Park in central California on Sunday due to fires triggered by a weekend heatwave that are threatening hundreds of homes. The blaze that began near Bass Lake has already burned 330 acres (133 hectares) in a matter of hours. None of the fire […]

16.09.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
LADWP encourages customers to conserve energy as temps soar

LADWP encourages customers to conserve energy as temps soar

Utility offers energy saving tips to stay cool while protecting the grid LOS ANGELES – As temperatures in Los Angeles rise to triple digits today through Wednesday, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) encourages its customers to save energy where possible between now and 8 p.m.and to give appliances the afternoon off.  […]

16.09.2014 · Filled under: Environment, U.S. News ·
Mayweather says he isn’t evading Pacquiao

Mayweather says he isn’t evading Pacquiao

‘If a Pacquiao fight presents itself then let’s make it happen’ – Floyd By Greg Heakes LAS VEGAS (AFP) – Boxer Floyd Mayweather, fresh off his lopsided victory over Marcos Maidana, denied he is trying to safeguard his undefeated record by avoiding Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao. Mayweather has admitted he handpicked opponents in the past […]

16.09.2014 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation, U.S. News ·
De Castro, new PHL honorary consul for San Diego

De Castro, new PHL honorary consul for San Diego

Los Angeles – Consul General Leo Herrera-Lim congratulates newly appointed PHL Honorary Consul Audie de Castro for San Diego, CA.  Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. administered the oath taking of Mr. de Castro’s at Malacañang Palace in Manila on 30 August 2014. Honorary Consul Audie de Castro, is the founder of de Castro, P.C. Attorneys & […]

16.09.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
President Aquino leads wreath-laying at Rizal Monument in Madrid

President Aquino leads wreath-laying at Rizal Monument in Madrid

MADRID, Spain  September 15, 2014(Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III on Sunday led the wreath-laying ceremony here at the monument of Philippine national hero Dr. Jose P. Rizal. President Aquino, accompanied by his official delegation, paid tribute to Dr. Jose P. Rizal, whose monument at Avenida de las Islas Filipinas was a replica of […]

15.09.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Villains and goblins steal the show from Mickey and Harry Potter

Villains and goblins steal the show from Mickey and Harry Potter

(Relaxnews) – Death Eaters, evil stepmothers, twisted fairies, ghosts and goblins are getting ready to steal the spotlight from their more heroic nemeses at theme parks around the world as Halloween draws near. It’s perhaps the one occasion when everyone’s favorite animated and fictitious villains can emerge from the shadow and bask in their evilness. […]

15.09.2014 · Filled under: Art, Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Halloween, Home & Garden ·
Foul-mouthed Thug Kitchen cookbook hits shelves next month

Foul-mouthed Thug Kitchen cookbook hits shelves next month

(Relaxnews) – Gangsta vegan blog Thug Kitchen, which has enjoyed viral success thanks to a shout-out from Gwyneth Paltrow and recipes peppered with F-bombs in creative — and comedically timed — places will hit shelves in October in book form. In just two years, the anonymously-penned blog Thug Kitchen has become a viral hit, with […]

PHL exports up 12.4% in July, 2nd fastest in East and Southeast Asia after China – NEDA

PHL exports up 12.4% in July, 2nd fastest in East and Southeast Asia after China – NEDA

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Merchandise exports grew by 12.4 percent in July 2014, largely on higher revenues from manufactured and agro-based products, the National Economic and Development Authority said Wednesday. Citing a report by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), NEDA said the value of merchandise exports grew to $5.5 billion during the period from $4.9 billion […]

13.09.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Hong Kong-born alumnus gives Harvard $350 million

Hong Kong-born alumnus gives Harvard $350 million

NEW YORK (AFP) – A Hong Kong-born venture capitalist is giving Harvard University $350 million for its School of Public Health, the largest donation in the university’s history, the Harvard Crimson reported Monday. The university newspaper said the gift was from a foundation supported by Gerald Chan, an alumnus of the School of Public Health […]

13.09.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Consumers not impressed by the Apple Watch

Consumers not impressed by the Apple Watch

(Relaxnews) – Only one in ten consumers said that they would definitely be buying Apple’s first wearable technology device. That is according to Tolunda QuickSurveys. It polled over 1000 US consumers about their first impressions regarding Apple’s new iPhones and Apple Watch and discovered that while the company’s latest handsets have hit the mark, consumers […]

13.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Sylvester Stallone to direct ‘Rambo 5’

Sylvester Stallone to direct ‘Rambo 5’

(Relaxnews) – After helming the fourth installment in the franchise, the actor will return to the director’s chair — and to the camouflage headband — for “Rambo: Last Blood,” ComingSoon reveals. “First Blood” was the name of the first movie in the franchise, released in 1982. So the title chosen for the next installment could […]

13.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Will BlackBerry be the next company to launch a smartwatch?

Will BlackBerry be the next company to launch a smartwatch?

(Relaxnews) – The company is examining the potential of both BlackBerry smartwatches and smart glasses. Speaking to the press at Super Mobility Week in Las Vegas, Nevada this week, John Simms, the company’s president of enterprise solutions was quoted as saying: “We’re doing internal research on different wearables,” and confirmed that the research wasn’t limited to wrist-worn […]

13.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
‘Hello Kitty’ plane to fly Taipei-Paris route from late October

‘Hello Kitty’ plane to fly Taipei-Paris route from late October

(Relaxnews) – The Taiwanese airline Eva Air, which has operated Hello Kitty flights between Taipei and Los Angeles since September 2013, will launch the same offer to and from Paris from October 29. From the plane’s exterior to its seats, not to mention the flight attendants’ uniforms, every detail of this special service is related […]

13.09.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
London opens up its famous buildings for free architectural weekend tour

London opens up its famous buildings for free architectural weekend tour

(Relaxnews) – Ever fancied having a peek around London’s most famous buildings? “Open House London” is offering visitors the chance to do just that, with 800 of the capital’s buildings opening their doors to the public for one weekend this fall, including Burlington House and the Museum of the Order of Saint John. Contemporary architectural […]

12.09.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
Michelin Guide Fukuoka, Japan now available online in English

Michelin Guide Fukuoka, Japan now available online in English

(Relaxnews) – Foodies worldwide can now browse the restaurants of the special-edition Michelin Guide to the Japanese city, which was published exclusively in the local language last July. The French company’s first guidebook on the restaurants of Fukuoka, located on the northern shore of the island of Kyushu, is now available in English through the […]

12.09.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Netflix: the revolution that changed the US TV landscape

Netflix: the revolution that changed the US TV landscape

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – From doorstep DVD delivery to binge-watching on tablets and phones: In 17 years Netflix has revolutionized the US television industry several times over. The company — which is about to arrive in France, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany and Austria — has also totally revamped the relationship Americans have with both TV shows and […]

12.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
Families to ‘Walk n’ Roll’ on Sept. 20 for ataxia that afflicts many

Families to ‘Walk n’ Roll’ on Sept. 20 for ataxia that afflicts many

Fil-Ams among victims of debilitating disease By Rhony Laigo If not for the worldwide campaign of the Ice Bucket Challenge, the Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease may have been just that – a disease that has no cure. But unknown to many, another debilitating disease that affects many, and ironically even the […]

12.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Happenings, Local News ·
Aquino to seek additional powers amid energy deficit

Aquino to seek additional powers amid energy deficit

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Anticipating the power shortages next year, President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday announced that he will be seeking additional powers to address the problem. “Very soon, we will formally ask Congress for a joint resolution, that will authorize the national government to contract an additional generating capacity to address the 300-megawatt projected […]

12.09.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
8 nabbed in $65-M cold cash money laundering operations in fashion district

8 nabbed in $65-M cold cash money laundering operations in fashion district

1,000 law enforces raid Mexican drug cartel out accounts in downtown Los Angeles LOS ANGELES – Approximately 1,000 law enforcement officials this morning fanned out across the Fashion District in downtown Los Angeles to execute dozens of search warrants and arrest warrants linked to businesses suspected of using “Black Market Peso Exchange” schemes to launder narcotics […]

12.09.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Increasing demand for passports causes delays – DFA chief

Increasing demand for passports causes delays – DFA chief

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is addressing concerns related to the processing of passports of Filipino applicants amid complaints of delays, Secretary Albert Del Rosario said. “The increasing demand is being addressed,” Del Rosario told the appropriations committee at the House of Representatives at the hearing of the budget of the […]

12.09.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Pres. Aquino files bill for Muslim autonomy

Pres. Aquino files bill for Muslim autonomy

MANILA  (AFP) – Philippine President Benigno Aquino sent to parliament Wednesday a proposed law to grant autonomy to minority Muslims, a crucial step in his attempt to end one of Asia’s longest rebellions. The submission to Congress is seen as significant as it means Aquino and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) have agreed, after […]

11.09.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Zaha Hadid Architects to design Mathematics Gallery for London Science Museum

Zaha Hadid Architects to design Mathematics Gallery for London Science Museum

(Relaxnews) – Zaha Hadid Architects is set to design a pioneering new Mathematics Gallery for London’s Science Museum, following a £5 million charitable donation to the establishment. The new permanent gallery will explore how mathematicians and their work have shaped the modern world since the 17th century. “The design explores the many influences of mathematics in our everyday […]

11.09.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Home & Garden ·
NYFW: Jeremy Scott’s runway kaleidoscope

NYFW: Jeremy Scott’s runway kaleidoscope

(Relaxnews) – The American designer, famed for his pop-culture club kid mashups, showed his Spring/Summer 2015 collection in New York City, with a little help from singer Miley Cyrus. After his recent successes in Milan with Italian brand Moschino, it was time for a party in the USA, and in true style, Jeremy Scott didn’t […]

Kate Winslet meets the French monarch in ‘A Little Chaos’

Kate Winslet meets the French monarch in ‘A Little Chaos’

(Relaxnews) – Seventeen years after “The Winter Guest,” Alan Rickman returned to the director’s chair to helm “A Little Chaos,” a period romance in which he also stars as Louis XIV. Entertainment Weekly has revealed the first clip from the film, which will close the Toronto Film Festival. Headlined by Kate Winslet and Belgian actor […]

11.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
DFA’s Del Rosario grilled over PHL-US defense agreement

DFA’s Del Rosario grilled over PHL-US defense agreement

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A solon grilled the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (Edca) exempting American soldiers from paying taxes while they are in the country, but a Cabinet official said this is standard practice in mutual defense pacts. During the DFA’s budget deliberations in the House of Representatives on […]

10.09.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Chef Joel Robuchon to release cookbook for well-being

Chef Joel Robuchon to release cookbook for well-being

(Relaxnews) – Stewing in anger and need to calm down? Tuck into oysters or clams to cool off and regain composure. Just suffered from a traumatic event? Find serenity with a plate of green asparagus with Parmesan shavings. These are some of the recommendations made in Michelin-starred chef Joel Robuchon’s upcoming cookbook, penned with a […]

Musical all-stars take up Paul McCartney in new album

Musical all-stars take up Paul McCartney in new album

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Bob Dylan, B.B. King and The Cure have all been covered extensively in their own right, but the artists have come together to interpret a giant — Paul McCartney. On a new album that is striking for the caliber of performers, McCartney’s longtime back-up band entered the studio with leading acts who […]

10.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
NYFW: Jenny Packam pays tribute to Marilyn Monroe

NYFW: Jenny Packam pays tribute to Marilyn Monroe

(Relaxnews) – For the Spring-Summer 2015 season, British designer Jenny Packham chose to honor the iconic movie star with a collection full of sequins and sensuality. This fashion week has already seen a number of lines inspired by 1950s/60s style, and Jenny Packham confirmed the trend on Tuesday afternoon with her latest collection, an homage […]

London Fashion Week: ones to watch

London Fashion Week: ones to watch

  (Relaxnews) – Here’s our pick of the hot tickets this season at the fashion shows in the UK capital, which kick off Friday. Twitter goes e-commerce The Burberry show, set to take place on September 15, normally has a tech twist up its trenchcoat sleeve. This season the London brand has the pleasure of […]

10.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Home & Garden, Online ·
The Apple Watch – worth the wait?

The Apple Watch – worth the wait?

(Relaxnews) – After almost two years of speculation, Apple’s first smartwatch, simply called Apple Watch, is finally a reality. And as expected from any device that was developed under the watchful eyes of Jony Ive, it’s as stylish as it is potentially useful. But good looks alone do not guarantee a device is going to […]

10.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
California to be first US state to ban plastic bags

California to be first US state to ban plastic bags

LOS ANGELES  (AFP) – California governor Jerry Brown said late Thursday he will approve a ban on single-use plastic bags, in what would make the western US state the first to outlaw them. Lawmakers passed the bill late last Friday, and it now only requires Brown’s signature to pass into law. The governor must do […]

10.09.2014 · Filled under: Environment, U.S. News ·
Aquino on Senate probe on Binay: Truth will set us free

Aquino on Senate probe on Binay: Truth will set us free

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Amid the claim of Vice President Jejomar Binay’s camp that the Senate probe on the allegedly overpriced Makati building is politically-motivated, President Benigno Aquino III stressed the importance of searching for the truth. “At the end of the day the truth will set us all free,” Aquino on Monday said. He, however, […]

10.09.2014 · Filled under: News ·
FACLA feeding program/food distribution for Fil-Ams  on Sept. 27

FACLA feeding program/food distribution for Fil-Ams on Sept. 27

Los Angeles – The HIFI CALI EXPO LLC,  Filipino Ministry of the  Wilshire United Methodist Church of Wilshire ( FM-WUMC) and the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) will hold a feeding program/food distribution for Fil-Ams on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 9-11 a.m. FACLA Director and Ms. FILAM INTERNATIONAL LLC President  Bernie Targa-Ganon “ The feeding program has been […]

10.09.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Apple’s new products and services

Apple’s new products and services

(SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 09, 2014 (AFP)-AFP) – In an ambitious series of launches, technology giant Apple unveiled a range of new products and services at its event on Tuesday. Here is a list: – Big-screen iPhones Apple is stretching the screen size for its iPhones to better compete with devices from Samsung and others. The […]

Aquino to seek Europe’s help in China sea dispute

Aquino to seek Europe’s help in China sea dispute

MANILA  (AFP) – President Benigno Aquino will seek European support for Philippine efforts to resolve maritime territorial disputes with China during a week-long visit to EU nations including France and Germany, a foreign ministry official said Monday. Aquino will also raise his proposal to stop China from further escalating tensions in the strategically-vital South China […]

09.09.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Intel and Fossil to collaborate on fashionable wearable tech

Intel and Fossil to collaborate on fashionable wearable tech

(Relaxnews) – The partnership will see the companies pool their resources to spot the emerging trends in wearable technology and develop products that will appeal to the “fashion-oriented” consumer. Kosta Kartsotis, Chief Executive Officer of Fossil Group, commented: “We are very excited about collaborating with Intel and working to develop the next innovation in the […]

09.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Hofman’s giant white rabbit wows Taiwan

Hofman’s giant white rabbit wows Taiwan

(TAIPEI-AFP) – The Dutch artist whose huge inflatable yellow duck caused a sensation in Asia has now drawn more than one million visitors with a giant white rabbit on show in Taiwan, organisers said Monday. Florentijn Hofman’s creation, made of waterproof paper material, wood and polystyrene, stands 25 metres (82.5 feet) tall. The beaming bunny […]

09.09.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment ·
NYFW: layering and volumes at DKNY

NYFW: layering and volumes at DKNY

(Relaxnews) – Donna Karan loves her hometown, and her label DKNY has always reflected the energy and personality of the Big Apple. For the Spring-Summer 2015 season, the brand stays true to its reputation with a collection that is brimming with creativity and urban style. At the DKNY show, models comfortably walked the runway in […]

09.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Water police on patrol in drought-scarred Los Angeles

Water police on patrol in drought-scarred Los Angeles

By Guillaume Meyer LOS ANGELES  (AFP) – Los Angeles isn’t the world’s wettest city at the best of times. But a record drought has triggered extra measures – noBw including “water police” checking on over-zealous sprinkler users and the like. The Water Conservation Response Unit is a five-strong team from LA’s Department of Water and […]

09.09.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Bobby T. Rimas reelected UCLA Pilipino Alumni Scholarship Director

Bobby T. Rimas reelected UCLA Pilipino Alumni Scholarship Director

On August 29th, the UCLA Alumni Affairs, Diversity Programs announced that Bobby T. Rimas was reelected as the UCLA Pilipino Alumni Association Scholarship Director.  In this position, Mr. Rimas is responsible for raising and collecting scholarship donations, coordinating the application process, and overseeing the UCLA Pilipino Alumni Scholarship Committee who is responsible for developing the selection criteria, […]

09.09.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Aquino apologizes for monster traffic

Aquino apologizes for monster traffic

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday personally said sorry for the monster traffic that kept many motorists and passengers stranded for several hours on Friday. “We ask for forgiveness of the public,” Aquino said on the sidelines of the Mindanao Inclusive Agribusiness Program launch at Davao City. Aquino also said that once […]

09.09.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Rock n Roll, drums and Jagger at Hilfiger show

Rock n Roll, drums and Jagger at Hilfiger show

(NEW YORK-AFP) – It was Rock ‘n’ Roll on the catwalk for Tommy Hilfiger’s New York fashion show Monday, festival chic melded with preppy Americana and trailblazed by British muse Georgia May Jagger. The daughter of rock bad boy Mick Jagger and Texan model Jerry Hall, Georgia May was the perfect progeny for the collection, […]

08.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Apple feeds frenzy with selective silence

Apple feeds frenzy with selective silence

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – It is a marketing strategy that few experts would recommend and even fewer companies can pull off. But the less Apple says about its eagerly anticipated event on Tuesday at a performing arts center in Silicon Valley, the more frenzied the speculation becomes. In keeping with its style, Apple has revealed little […]

08.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Jennifer Lopez meets the wrong guy in ‘The Boy Next Door’

Jennifer Lopez meets the wrong guy in ‘The Boy Next Door’

(Relaxnews) – When a recently divorced single mother gets romantically involved with her neighbor, she doesn’t realize that their separation will reveal the young man’s dark side, as indicated by the movie’s first trailer. Clean cut and well-mannered, Noah seems at first to be the proverbial “boy next door,” at least until the woman played […]

08.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Kate Moss hides from the paparazzi in new Gucci film

Kate Moss hides from the paparazzi in new Gucci film

(Relaxnews) – The British supermodel stars in a new jet-set-inspired film for the Italian luxury brand. Gucci unveiled a new minute-long film Monday, starring 40-year-old fashion legend Kate Moss as a mysterious celeb, hiding from the paparazzi behind dark glasses. In the clip, Moss arrives in a blacked out sedan, wearing a shaggy fur coat before […]

Worldwide box office: ‘Lucy’ finally takes first place

Worldwide box office: ‘Lucy’ finally takes first place

(Relaxnews) – After claiming first place at the US domestic box office during its opening weekend in late July, Luc Besson’s sci-fi feature has become the first French-produced movie in history to claim the top spot worldwide. “Lucy” grossed $27.45 million in global theaters during the weekend of September 7. Currently showing in over 55 […]

08.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
IFA trend: the selfie phone

IFA trend: the selfie phone

(Relaxnews) – Forget recording video in ultra-high resolution or seamless integration with smart home appliances, one of the standout trends of this year’s IFA has been smartphone-makers’ focus on helping consumers capture the perfect selfie. The smartphone self-portrait is becoming almost as ubiquitous as the devices themselves, and 2014 could well be remembered as the […]

08.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Upcoming video games: ‘Destiny,’ ‘NHL 15’

Upcoming video games: ‘Destiny,’ ‘NHL 15’

(Relaxnews) – Long-awaited franchise debut “Destiny” arrives on a quintet of Xbox and PlayStation consoles, and “NHL 15” casts its puck onto the ice for another round of sporting improvements. Destiny (360 PS3 PS4 XBO) International: September 9 The new game from revered studio Bungie (first five games in the “Halo” franchise) and first in a […]

08.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Games, Online, Videos ·
World of Warcraft pays tribute to Robin Williams

World of Warcraft pays tribute to Robin Williams

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Hollywood star Robin Williams, who died August 11 and was a devoted video game fan, has made a subtle cameo in “World of Warcraft,” as promised by gamemaker Blizzard Entertainment. In a test version of “Warlords of Draenor,” a futuristic character named Robin emerges from a lamp to quote two lines from Disney’s […]

06.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Games, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Toronto film festival opens with Downey Jr legal drama

Toronto film festival opens with Downey Jr legal drama

(TORONTO, Canada-AFP) – The red carpet has been rolled out for the 39th Toronto International Film Festival, which opened Thursday amid criticism over new rules meant to cement the event’s reputation as an Oscar kingmaker. The legal drama “The Judge” — starring Robert Duvall and Robert Downey Jr as father and son — kicked off […]

06.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
From murder to kidnapping in ‘Horrible Bosses 2’

From murder to kidnapping in ‘Horrible Bosses 2’

(Relaxnews) – Warner Bros released a new trailer for the sequel to the quirky 2011 comedy starring Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis. The unlikely criminal trio is back in “Horrible Bosses 2” for a sequel based on the winning formula of the original. Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx and Kevin Spacey also return in […]

06.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Apple recruits renowned designer Marc Newson

Apple recruits renowned designer Marc Newson

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Apple has recruited renowned Australian designer Marc Newson, whose creations have been featured by museums such as New York’s famous MoMA. “Marc is without question one of the most influential designers of this generation,” Jonathan Ive, Apple’s senior vice president of design, told Vanity Fair magazine’s website. “He is extraordinarily talented. We […]

06.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Art, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Top iPhone apps: ‘Facebook Messenger,’ ‘The Tower,’ ‘PokoPoko’

Top iPhone apps: ‘Facebook Messenger,’ ‘The Tower,’ ‘PokoPoko’

(Relaxnews) – Multimedia communications app Facebook Messenger, skyscraping game “The Tower,” and block-matching title “PokoPoko” are among the world’s top app downloads on September 4. More details on these and other top free iPhone applications by country for the week can be found below. The necessity of Facebook Messenger to those accustomed to using the […]

05.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Games, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
‘Ghost In The Shell’ could star Margot Robbie

‘Ghost In The Shell’ could star Margot Robbie

(Relaxnews) – The influential cult classic anime is looking for a lead actress in its bid to finally become a live action film. Australian actress Margot Robbie was praised for her turn as Naomi Lapaglia in “The Wolf of Wall Street” and is now in talks to become cyborg counterterrorist Major Kusanagi in “Ghost in […]

05.09.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Watch: full-length trailer for One Direction’s ‘Where We Are’

Watch: full-length trailer for One Direction’s ‘Where We Are’

(Relaxnews) – The boys of British-Irish band One Direction have released a new look at their upcoming concert film, which will be screened in theaters worldwide for a single weekend next month. “Where We Are” was recorded June 28-29 at the San Siro stadium in Milan and will be shown for two days only, on […]

05.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
Joan Rivers, queen of US ‘comediennes,’ dies aged 81

Joan Rivers, queen of US ‘comediennes,’ dies aged 81

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Joan Rivers, the caustic stand-up comic and television host who blazed a trail at a time when comedy was all but off-limits to women, died in New York on Thursday. She was 81. The award-winning star had been in Mount Sinai Hospital since August 28, when she reportedly stopped breathing during a […]

05.09.2014 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Remittances from Fil-Ams a big boost to PHL economy

Remittances from Fil-Ams a big boost to PHL economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Remittances from Filipinos in the United States and other parts of the world helped the Philippines regain its position as Southeast Asia’s best performing economy during the first semester of the year. “The Philippine economy grew by 6.4 percent during the second quarter of 2014 also because of the millions of dollars […]

04.09.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
SoCal Immigration lawyer indicted for defrauding foreign investors seeking ‘green cards’

SoCal Immigration lawyer indicted for defrauding foreign investors seeking ‘green cards’

LOS ANGELES – In coordinated criminal and civil actions filed today, federal prosecutors obtained an indictment and the Securities and Exchange Commission filed a civil complaint against a Los Angeles-based immigration attorney who allegedly ran an investment scheme that defrauded foreign investors seeking permanent residency status in the United States through the EB-5 Immigrant Investor […]

04.09.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Netflix nabs Batman spin-off ‘Gotham’

Netflix nabs Batman spin-off ‘Gotham’

(Relaxnews) – An agreement between internet streaming site Netflix and Warner Bros means that cop drama “Gotham” will become a Netflix streaming exclusive when it comes to online broadcasts. The deal means that once “Gotham” concludes its first-season run — which starts on US channel Fox this September 22 — subscribers in Netflix’s territories will […]

03.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
Samsung throws a curve ball with new bent screen phablet

Samsung throws a curve ball with new bent screen phablet

(Relaxnews) – Samsung has unveiled the world’s first smartphone with a curved display. Called the Galaxy Note Edge, an edge is what the device could give the company as competition in the smartphone and phablet space increases. The Edge’s 5.6-inch Quad HD display curves around the right-hand edge of the handset, and it becomes an […]

03.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Japan’s ‘Golden Bolt’: 103-year-old challenges world’s fastest man

Japan’s ‘Golden Bolt’: 103-year-old challenges world’s fastest man

(KYOTO-AFP) – Closing in on his 104th birthday, a twinkle-toed Japanese sprinter has thrown down the challenge to the world’s fastest man Usain Bolt, telling him: “let’s rumble!” Hidekichi Miyazaki — who holds the 100 metres world record for centenarians at 29.83 seconds and is dubbed ‘Golden Bolt’ after the Jamaican flyer — plans to […]

02.09.2014 · Filled under: Asian News, Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Aquino emphasizes gov’t role in preventive medicine

Aquino emphasizes gov’t role in preventive medicine

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday led the launching of a mass immunization program against measles and polio by the Department of Health (DOH), highlighting the importance of preventive medicine. In a short message during the launch, Aquino stressed the importance of government intervention in preventing the spread of diseases in the […]

02.09.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Syria army, rebels clash as UN bids to free Golan peacekeepers

Syria army, rebels clash as UN bids to free Golan peacekeepers

By Menahem KAHANA GOLAN HEIGHTS  (AFP) – Syrian troops and Islamist rebels battled close to the armistice line with Israel in the Golan Heights on Monday, as the UN pressed efforts to free 44 peacekeepers held by insurgents. The unrest on Israel’s doorstep followed a spillover of mortar and gunfire into Israeli-controlled territory, putting the […]

02.09.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
Kate and Cara star in new Burberry fragrance campaign

Kate and Cara star in new Burberry fragrance campaign

(Relaxnews) – The British models have fronted the launch of the new My Burberry fragrance campaign, which includes an exciting personalization service for the perfume bottles and even the ads themselves. Shot together for the first time, Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne are the stars of the latest campaign for Burberry and were captured on […]