Leni confirms Puno raid after Robredo plane crash

Leni confirms Puno raid after Robredo plane crash

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Atty. Leni Robredo confirmed Friday that a group of men tried to enter their condominium unit in Lansberg Place, Quezon City less than 24 hours after her husband’s plane crashed in Masbate. Mrs. Robredo said she received a phone call from their maid last August 19, saying that a group of men […]

12.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Customs seizes P70M worth of rhino horns in Manila

Customs seizes P70M worth of rhino horns in Manila

MANILA, Sept 7 (Mabuhay) – Philippine authorities seized some P70 million worth of rhinoceros horns illegally brought into the Philippines, the Bureau of Customs said Friday. In a post on its Twitter account, the office of Customs commissioner Rozzano Rufino Biazon said the horns weighed 13 kilos. “BoC intercept(ed) rhinoceros horns illegally shipped into the […]

12.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Join Pechanga Resort & Casino’s in celebration of the Harvest Moon Festival with Prizes and Cash Giveaway

Join Pechanga Resort & Casino’s in celebration of the Harvest Moon Festival with Prizes and Cash Giveaway

In celebration of the Harvest Moon Festival, Pechanga Resort & Casino invites you to join them in the promotion of the Table Games Prize Drawing. Starting from September 1st until the 28th, when getting a “Dragon Bet” hand at EZ Baccarat, every player at the table will earn a drawing ticket. In addition, when getting […]

12.09.2012 · Filled under: Giveaways, Happenings, Local News, Promotions ·
Jake Shimabukuro live show at Pechanga Theater

Jake Shimabukuro live show at Pechanga Theater

The world’s most famous ukulele player and composer, Jake Shimabukuro, will be performing live on Friday, October 5th, 2012, at 8pm in the Pechanga Theater, with special guest Nathan Aweu. Jake Shimabukuro’s life has always centered on the ukulele. He started playing the instrument at the age of 4 and became obsessed with it.  He […]

12.09.2012 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Wonder Girls kick off Asian tour

Wonder Girls kick off Asian tour

(Relaxnews) – South Korean girl group Wonder Girls launched an Asian tour on Saturday, one which will see the girl group perform in five countries over the next three months. The Korean record label and manager of the Wonder Girls, JYP Entertainment, told website Kpopstarz that some 4,000 fans attended the kick-off concert of the […]

12.09.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Videos ·
Kim on Jericho: ‘He’s just amazing’

Kim on Jericho: ‘He’s just amazing’

MANILA, Sept 7 (Mabuhay) -– Television host and model Kim Jones, the current girlfriend of actor Jericho Rosales, is only happy to share the current state of her relationship with the Kapamilya star. Five months since they first made their public appearance as a couple, Jones said her relationship with Rosales continues to thrive with […]

12.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Piolo wants to get married in 5 years

Piolo wants to get married in 5 years

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– Nine months after his controversial break-up with actress KC Concepcion, actor Piolo Pascual said he is still hoping that someone will come into his life in the next five years before he reaches the age of 40. Pascual said he wants to spend the rest of his life with someone who loves […]

12.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
US survey finds emergency apps gaining momentum

US survey finds emergency apps gaining momentum

(Relaxnews) – In the US, the demand for apps that provide emergency information is growing, at least according to a recent survey from the American Red Cross. According to the survey, 20 percent of American adults have relied on mobile apps for information during an emergency or disaster situation. On Monday, health technology news source MobiHealthNews cites […]

11.09.2012 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness ·
RESULTS OF THE CONSULAR OUTREACH IN LAS VEGAS, NV

RESULTS OF THE CONSULAR OUTREACH IN LAS VEGAS, NV

    Los Angeles, 5 September 2012 – Consul General Mary Jo Bernardo Aragon led a team from the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles and conducted a two-day consular outreach program in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A. on 1 – 2 September 2012. The consular outreach program was undertaken in cooperation with the Filipino American Heritage Foundation […]

11.09.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
NEW HEALTH EDUCATION WEBSITE LAUNCHED

NEW HEALTH EDUCATION WEBSITE LAUNCHED

 NEW HEALTH EDUCATION WEBSITE LAUNCHED    — HepBsmart.com Will Provide Vital Information on Chronic Hepatitis B, a Potentially Life-Threatening Liver Disease Affecting 2 Million Americans —  — Site Contains Innovative Video Content, Multilingual Patient Materials —  WHAT:           A new health education website, HepBsmart.com, sponsored by Gilead Sciences, Inc., intended for audiences in the United States, is launching Friday, September […]

11.09.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Local News ·
Chile, PHL eye partnerships in geothermal energy, mining

Chile, PHL eye partnerships in geothermal energy, mining

MANILA, Sept 8 (Mabuhay) – The Philippines and Chile are eyeing “partnerships” in mining and geothermal energy, with both countries wishing to learn more about each other’s best practices in the two fields. Foreign Affairs Secretary Alberto del Rosario said the topics were taken up in bilateral talks between President Benigno Aquino III and Chilean […]

11.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Aquino thanks Singaporean Prime Minister for support over the country’s claim in West Philippine Sea

Aquino thanks Singaporean Prime Minister for support over the country’s claim in West Philippine Sea

MANILA, Sept 8 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III expressed his gratitude to Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for his support to the Philippines’ claim in the West Philippine Sea. The President and the Singaporean leader met in a bilateral meeting Saturday during the 20th APEC Leaders’ Meeting in Vladivostok, Russia. “Singapore has […]

11.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
APEC welcomes PHL to host APEC Summit in 2015

APEC welcomes PHL to host APEC Summit in 2015

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia, Sept 10 (Mabuhay) – The member-economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) welcomed the offer of the Philippines to host the APEC summit in 2015. The announcement of the Philippines hosting the APEC in 2015 was contained in the joint declaration issued by the 21 APEC leaders, including President Benigno S. Aquino III, […]

11.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
It’s More Fun in the Philippines’ goes to Moscow

It’s More Fun in the Philippines’ goes to Moscow

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia, Sept 8 (Mabuhay) – The Department of Tourism’s (DOT) “It’s More Fun in the Philippines” campaign will be launched later this month in Moscow, Russia, to further boost the number of tourist arrivals in the Philippines, a government official said Friday. In an interview, Philippine Ambassador to Moscow Alejandro Mosquera said that a […]

11.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·

Aquino issues proclamation 459 declaring regular, special holidays for 2013

MANILA, Sept 1 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III issued Proclamation 459 declaring regular holidays, special non-working holidays and special holiday for schools for the year 2013. The following regular holidays and special days for the year 2013 shall be observed in the country: Regular Holidays for 2013 are as follows: New Year’s Day […]

07.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Phivolcs: Don’t fall for messages ‘predicting’ next quakes

Phivolcs: Don’t fall for messages ‘predicting’ next quakes

MANILA, Sept 1 (Mabuhay) – Following a magnitude-7.6 that jolted the Eastern Visayas area Friday night, state seismologists reminded the public Saturday not to fall for text messages supposedly predicting the next quake. Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology head Renato Solidum Jr. said that while Phivolcs can warn of possible tsunami, there is no […]

07.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Aquino attends 2012 Ramon Magsaysay awarding ceremony

Aquino attends 2012 Ramon Magsaysay awarding ceremony

MANILA, Sept 1 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III attended Friday the 2012 Ramon Magsaysay Award expressing his admiration to the winners of this year’s award as he hopes that the awardees continue their work for the benefit of the Asian people. “I believe that each and every person who hears your stories will […]

07.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·

132,000 return home after tsunami alert

By Teodoro Aljibe GUIUAN, Philippines, Sept 1, 2012 (AFP) – Residents on the Philippines’ Pacific coast described how they ran for their lives when a major offshore earthquake triggered a tsunami warning, as thousands returned home Saturday. Most people had fled the east coast by the time waves of up to half a meter (20 […]

07.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Quake shakes southern Philippines

Quake shakes southern Philippines

Manila, Sept 3, 2012 (AFP) – A moderate earthquake struck the southern Philippines on Monday, just days after a powerful tremor rocked the same region and triggered a tsunami warning, the government said. The quake, measuring 5.9, was located in the Celebes Sea, 67 kilometers (42 miles) west of Palimbang town on the southern island […]

07.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Mar Roxas urged to resign as LP president before assuming DILG post

Mar Roxas urged to resign as LP president before assuming DILG post

MANILA, Sept 3 (Mabuhay) – Manuel “Mar” Roxas II should resign as president of the ruling Liberal Party (LP) before assuming his new Cabinet post, lawmakers gunning for senatorial posts in next year’s elections said Monday. Roxas is the incoming Secretary of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). San Juan Rep. Joseph Victor […]

07.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Trailer: Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton in ‘Hansel & Gretel’

Trailer: Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton in ‘Hansel & Gretel’

(Relaxnews) – The first trailer for the follow-up to the classic fairy tale Hansel and Gretel hit the web, showing the siblings all grown up and ready for some witch-slaying action. Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton play the siblings turned bounty hunters, who acquired a taste for witch blood following their childhood experience told by […]

05.09.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Videos ·
After ‘Angry Birds’ success, Rovio to launch ‘Bad Piggies’

After ‘Angry Birds’ success, Rovio to launch ‘Bad Piggies’

(HELSINKI-AFP) – Rovio, the Finnish makers of the world’s most-downloaded mobile app, “Angry Birds”, will launch a new game called “Bad Piggies” on September 27, the company said Tuesday. “This innovative game turns the franchise on its head by letting the fans play as the pigs,” Rovio said in a statement. The “Angry Birds” game […]

05.09.2012 · Filled under: Games ·
Six good reasons to toast your health with wine

Six good reasons to toast your health with wine

Oenophiles rejoice — a glass or two or red wine with a meal may boost your heart health, help you lose weight, reduce forgetfulness, boost your immunity, and even help with bone loss. Here are six research-backed reasons to say cheers. 1. Protect your brain – When researchers gave memory tests to older women, those who drank […]

04.09.2012 · Filled under: Videos ·
New Miss Dior campaign with Natalie Portman + Lady Dior teaser

New Miss Dior campaign with Natalie Portman + Lady Dior teaser

French luxury house Dior presented its latest Miss Dior (formerly Miss Dior Chérie) campaign on September 3, featuring actress Natalie Portman. The new video shows a similar esthetic to the original campaign starring Portman (Black Swan). Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin’s song “Je t’aime… moi non plus” sets the tone for this twenty-second ad with some […]

04.09.2012 · Filled under: Videos ·
Yosemite open despite virus that killed two

Yosemite open despite virus that killed two

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – The deadly virus raising fears at California’s Yosemite National Park does not spread easily, and, despite two recent deaths, does not warrant closing the park, a spokeswoman said Monday. So far, at least six cases have been confirmed of the hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS), a rare but serious illness that kills one […]

04.09.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Rafael Rossell no longer a Kapamilya

Rafael Rossell no longer a Kapamilya

Star Magic talent Actor Rafael Rossell has transferred to another TV network. Rossell recently signed a contract with GMA-7, the Kapamilya network’s closest competitor. “More than growing as an actor, I want to grow as a person,” Rossell said of his transfer. “And I believe challenging the different fields in our industry and working with […]

02.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
U.S. commissaries to buy PHL bananas

U.S. commissaries to buy PHL bananas

MANILA, Aug 23 (Mabuhay) – Philippine banana exporters are expected to ship their produce to US Marshall Islands later this year. “(This is) the latest information I received via email from the US Department of Agriculture,” Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) director Clarita Barron said in an interview with reporters Wednesday “They are already in […]

02.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Human trafficking victims lodge 11,000 calls to PHL hotline

Human trafficking victims lodge 11,000 calls to PHL hotline

MANILA, (Mabuhay) – More than a year after a 24-hour hotline against human trafficking was established, the government received about 11, 000 phone calls from victims and their families, the Commission on Filipino Overseas (CFO) said. Dubbed as “modern-day slavery,” human trafficking is the illegal trade in human beings for forced labor or commercial sexual […]

02.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
One dead, small tsunami after 7.6 Philippine quake

One dead, small tsunami after 7.6 Philippine quake

MANILA — A 7.6 earthquake struck off the Philippine coast on Friday, triggering landslides that killed at least one person and a small tsunami that hit the eastern part of the archipelago, authorities said. The quake struck at a depth of 34 kilometres (21 miles) in the Pacific Ocean about 140 kilometres from the Philippines, […]

31.08.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Zsa Zsa Padilla triumphs over cancer with grace

Zsa Zsa Padilla triumphs over cancer with grace

By: Joseph Marc A. de Veyra, MSN, RN “I can talk to you in Tagalog, right?” Zsa Zsa Padilla asked me midway through this exclusive interview during the 4th Annual White Party and Fashion Show at Hilton Pasadena on Aug. 25, 2012. She was in Los Angeles to have a cyst surgically removed from her […]

31.08.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
OFWs may soon file claims online for bills abroad – Philhealth

OFWs may soon file claims online for bills abroad – Philhealth

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Overseas Filipino workers may soon be able to file their claims online so they can be reimbursed for hospital bills incurred abroad. The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (Philhealth) is exploring strategies to provide better service to its OFW members. “We want covered OFWs to receive immediate financial relief in the event they […]

30.08.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Sarah Geronimo to have 2 shows at Pechanga Theater

Sarah Geronimo to have 2 shows at Pechanga Theater

Philippine recording artist and actress Sarah Geronimo will be performing live at the Pechanga Theater on Friday, September 7, 2012 with back-to-back shows at 8:00 PM and 10:30 PM. She is one of the hottest Philippine celebrities to come to the U.S. to entertain the Filipino community who continues to show her a tremendous amount […]

29.08.2012 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
100 Outstanding Filipino Americans in the USA donated  ONE MILLION PESOS to Gawad Kalinga

100 Outstanding Filipino Americans in the USA donated ONE MILLION PESOS to Gawad Kalinga

Most Outstanding Filipino-Americans event was a fundraising project spearheaded by Ms. Darna Umayam for Philippine Children’s Charities Inc. in cooperation with Press Photographers  Philippines-USA, Inc. Tony Olaes, Director of Gawad Kalinga , USA was last Saturday’s, July 28th recipient of One Million Pesos. Gawad Kalinga aka GK is a foundation with a vision of a […]

28.08.2012 · Filled under: Hometown, Local News ·
US astronaut Neil Armstrong dead at 82: reports

US astronaut Neil Armstrong dead at 82: reports

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – US astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first person to set foot on the moon, has died, US media reported Saturday. He was 82. Armstrong underwent cardiac bypass surgery, earlier this month after doctors found blockages in his coronary arteries. He and fellow Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon on July 20, […]

28.08.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Microsoft reveals new corporate logo for first time in 25 years

Microsoft reveals new corporate logo for first time in 25 years

(Relaxnews) – Twenty-five years after Microsoft revealed their first corporate logo, the software company has, on August 23, unveiled a new, more colorful design similar to that found on the company’s Windows products. The new logo features a multi-colored symbol composed of four squares of blue, red, green and yellow, like the one found on […]

28.08.2012 · Filled under: Multimedia, Videos ·
Paralympics: Bigger, better, more high profile – IPC chief –

Paralympics: Bigger, better, more high profile – IPC chief –

(PARIS-AFP) – The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is relishing the prospect of having the Paralympics in London, with this year’s edition promising to be the biggest and most high-profile yet. Some 4,200 athletes are scheduled to take part in the competition, which begins in the British capital on August 29 and runs until September 9, […]

28.08.2012 · Filled under: News, Sports & Recreation ·
Sereno is PHL’s first female chief justice

Sereno is PHL’s first female chief justice

Manila, Aug 24, 2012 (AFP) – President Benigno Aquino on Friday named a veteran judge as the first female chief justice of the Philippine Supreme Court, following his controversial ousting of her predecessor. Supreme Court associate justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, 52, was named to take the place of ousted chief justice Renato Corona after he […]

28.08.2012 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
Robredo wife laughs off calls to run for senator

Robredo wife laughs off calls to run for senator

MANILA, Aug 27 (Mabuhay) – The wife of the late Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo just laughed off calls for her to run for public office. During the tribute on Sunday night at the Naga City Hall, Robredo’s friend Adolfo Bolivan said the Cabinet Secretary would probably not deny growing calls for Atty. […]

28.08.2012 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
Aquino calls Robredo a ‘bayani’ in Heroes Day speech

Aquino calls Robredo a ‘bayani’ in Heroes Day speech

MANILA, Aug 27 (Mabuhay) – A simple, unassuming “bayani” (hero) who chose a life of service for the sake of his countrymen. This was how President Benigno Aquino III described the late Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jesse Robredo in a speech on Monday commemorating National Heroes’ Day. Aquino said Robredo led […]

28.08.2012 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
Aquino leads National Heroes Day rites at Libingan ng mga Bayani

Aquino leads National Heroes Day rites at Libingan ng mga Bayani

MANILA, Aug 27 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III led the nation in commemorating the National Heroes Day in ceremonies held at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Taguig City on Monday. In keeping with this year’s theme: “Pilipinong Tapat, Magiting at Makabayan: Ikaw ang Bayani sa Tuwid na Daan,” the President paid homage […]

28.08.2012 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
Behind the scenes with Lady Gaga’s Vogue cover shoot

Behind the scenes with Lady Gaga’s Vogue cover shoot

(Relaxnews) – American Vogue unveiled a behind the scenes video from Lady Gaga’s September issue cover shoot August 10, with the songstress performing the song “Hair” as she plays with her huge backcombed tresses in the clip. The pop star took to Twitter August 9 to unveil her eagerly awaited Mert and Marcus-shot front cover for the US fashion […]

27.08.2012 · Filled under: Videos ·
Top 10 street styles from around the world for August

Top 10 street styles from around the world for August

10 photos (Relaxnews) – Lookbook users were into romance-tinged grunge this week with most votes going to unstructured looks in white and black. ©LOOKBOOK.nu/Petra K. Special uses : Use only for LOOKBOOK.nu Lovely autumn (have instagram now) Look by Petra K., 15 year old girl from Umeå, Sweden. Find out more about her style athttp://lookbook.nu/petrakarlsson ©LOOKBOOK.nu/Adam G. Special […]

27.08.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
Palace reassures Maguindanao Massacre victims’ relatives of help

Palace reassures Maguindanao Massacre victims’ relatives of help

MANILA, Aug 18 (Mabuhay) — On the eve of the 1,000th day of the infamous Maguindanao Massacre, Malacañang reiterated its assurance to relatives of the victims that the government’s executive branch is ready to help them. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said the executive branch continues to listen to the victims’ concerns, and is particularly […]

27.08.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Watch: Behind-the-scenes with Julia Roberts for Lancôme

Watch: Behind-the-scenes with Julia Roberts for Lancôme

(Relaxnews) – A video looking behind the scenes at Hollywood actress Julia Roberts’s campaign for Lancôme was posted on social media sites, August 24. The campaign directed by Tarsem Singh (Mirror, Mirror) advertises Lancôme’s new fragrance La Vie est belle. The French brand has chosen Julia Roberts and her famous smile for this video symbolizing […]

24.08.2012 · Filled under: Videos ·
Cedars-Sinai Emergency Department leader offers tips for coping with the heat

Cedars-Sinai Emergency Department leader offers tips for coping with the heat

LOS ANGELES (August 13, 2012) – With no end in sight for the current heat wave scorching Southern California, a Cedars-Sinai emergency medicine specialist cautions everyone to protect themselves against dangerous temperatures, especially student athletes and their parents. “More people have died in heat waves in this country over a 20 year period than of […]

24.08.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Win a FREE trip for 2 to the Philippines!

Win a FREE trip for 2 to the Philippines!

Weekend Balita The US Asian Post Philippine Airlines Philippine Department of Tourism The Law Offices of Paul M. Allen And Victory Cargo Present Win a FREE trip for 2 to the Philippines! For the 8th Annual Ambassadors, Consuls General and Tourism Directors Tour of the Philippines* Join our Thanksgiving raffle contest from August 1 – […]

24.08.2012 · Filled under: Contests, Giveaways, Happenings, Local News, Promotions ·
Images of Ninoy Aquino Day

Images of Ninoy Aquino Day

An honor guard plays his trumpet during the commemoration of the 29th death anniversary of the late senator Benigno ‘Ninoy’ Aquino, father of Philippine President Benigno Aquino, in Manila on August 21, 2012. Aquino’s death by a gunman in 1983 sparked massive protests against the Marcos dictatorship that culminated three years later in the People […]

23.08.2012 · Filled under: Photos ·
Coco water: 1 of 5 ways to get Madonna’s outrageously fit body

Coco water: 1 of 5 ways to get Madonna’s outrageously fit body

(Relaxnews) – Madonna celebrates her 54th birthday on Thursday, August 16. How does the Hard Candy gym owning-pop star-film director keep her famous physique svelte through the ages? Sheer dedication and willingness to mix up the routine — from Zumba to running to barre workouts. If you’re inspired to get gams like Madge, fitness blog FitSugar offered up a […]

23.08.2012 · Filled under: Videos ·
Aquino leads Billy Esposo’s book launch

Aquino leads Billy Esposo’s book launch

MANILA, Aug 18 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III led Friday in Makati City the book launch of Philippine Star columnist and Philippine Legion of Honor Awardee William Esposo about his struggles to cope with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). The launch of Esposo’s book entitled “Surviving Chronic Kidney Disease: The Billy Esposo Kidney Diaries” […]

23.08.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Aquino government urges Filipinos to share thoughts messages of symphathy for Robredo’s family through unified hashtag and tribute page

Aquino government urges Filipinos to share thoughts messages of symphathy for Robredo’s family through unified hashtag and tribute page

MANILA, Aug 21 (Mabuhay) — The Aquino administration encouraged Filipino citizens to share their thoughts, memories, and messages of sympathy for the family of Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo through the unified hashtag and the Jesse Robredo tribute page. “We invite everyone to pay tribute to the exemplary life and work of Secretary […]

23.08.2012 · Filled under: News ·
More images of Secretary Robredo’s memorial

More images of Secretary Robredo’s memorial

23.08.2012 · Filled under: Photos ·
PNoy brings Robredo’s body to Naga

PNoy brings Robredo’s body to Naga

MANILA, Aug 21 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III personally brought the remains of Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo to his family in Naga. A C130 plane carrying Robredo’s remains arrived at the Naga airport a little past 12:40 p.m. on Tuesday. Robredo was given arrival honors. People lined up the streets, holding […]

23.08.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
CBCP warns Catholic schools vs pro-RH teaching

CBCP warns Catholic schools vs pro-RH teaching

MANILA, Aug 19 (Mabuhay) — Catholic schools that do not toe the line on the reproductive health (RH) bill may be stripped of their affiliation with the Church, the head of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines warned over the weekend. CBCP president and Cebu archbishop Jose Palma said such a sanction awaits Catholic […]

22.08.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
More images of Eid-al Fitr in Manila

More images of Eid-al Fitr in Manila

MANILA, Aug 20 (Mabuhay) — Thousands of Filipino Muslims celebrated Eid al-Fitir with morning prayers as part of an annual celebration marking the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting and prayer. MNS photos:  

22.08.2012 · Filled under: Photos ·
Aquino leads nation in celebrating Eid’l Fitr

Aquino leads nation in celebrating Eid’l Fitr

MANILA, Aug 20 (Mabuhay) —  President Benigno S. Aquino III led the entire Filipino nation in joining the Muslim-Filipino community in celebrating the Eid’l Fitr (Feast of Ramadan). “The bedrock of a robust society is an empowered citizenry working together for the achievement of lasting peace and meaningful reform, and there is no doubt that […]

22.08.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
New owl species discovered in Cebu, Camiguin

New owl species discovered in Cebu, Camiguin

  Manila, Aug 19, 2012 (AFP) – Scientists and birdwatchers have discovered 10 new owl species in the Philippines, using advanced recording equipment that can distinguish between their hoots, a conservation official said Sunday. Eight of the new species were previously considered sub-species while two are totally new, said Lisa Paguntalan, field director of Philippines […]

22.08.2012 · Filled under: Environment, Philippine News ·

New AccuWeather for Android App Now Available

AccuWeather Forecasts for Android Devices Including Nexus 7    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. August 22, 2012 – AccuWeather released an update to its free AccuWeather for Android weather app that includes an even more informative home screen widget featuring severe weather notices, current and two-day forecasts for saved home locations, and a convenient time clock.AccuWeather for […]

22.08.2012 · Filled under: Apps ·
Top iPhone apps: The Simpsons, Bravo Force

Top iPhone apps: The Simpsons, Bravo Force

(Relaxnews) – In the USA iPhone users are helping Homer and family rebuild Springfield in The Simpsons: Tapped Out, while in France iPhone users are fighting a desperate last stand in hostile territory in Delta Force: Last Stand. Details of these and other iPhone apps by country* for the week recorded on August 20 can […]

21.08.2012 · Filled under: Apps, Games ·
Beyonce’s UN video prompts humanitarian outpouring

Beyonce’s UN video prompts humanitarian outpouring

(UNITED NATIONS-AFP) – A music video by pop singer Beyonce helped inspire one billion messages for World Humanitarian Day on Sunday, which the United Nations said was a social media record. The singer recorded the music video, “I Was Here,” for the UN campaign to generate one billion messages encouraging people to do a good deed. “The […]

21.08.2012 · Filled under: Videos ·
Twitter: ‘Twilight’ hits 1 million followers mark

Twitter: ‘Twilight’ hits 1 million followers mark

The Twilight saga has become the first franchise to reach the number of one million followers on Twitter, Summit Entertainment announced. The Twitter account was launched in 2009 and @Twilight became one of the microblogging site’s top trending topics. To celebrate and thank the fans, Summit Entertainment has put together a video showing the vampire-loving crowd attending […]

21.08.2012 · Filled under: Videos ·
Seven luxurious ways to splurge on running

Seven luxurious ways to splurge on running

7 photos (Relaxnews) – Running is, essentially, a simple, low-budget sport requiring nothing more than a pair of running shoes, a stretch of road, and a bit of motivation. But if you’re looking for easy ways to part with your hard-earned cash, these seven products can help add a little luxury to your daily jogs. […]

21.08.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Photos ·
Zsa Zsa Padilla, Dr. Vicki Belo, Rene Salud & Lou Razon at Star Studded Fashion & Beauty Event

Zsa Zsa Padilla, Dr. Vicki Belo, Rene Salud & Lou Razon at Star Studded Fashion & Beauty Event

It’s the classiest and most elegant fashion and beauty event in our community, Saturday August 25 at the Pasadena Hilton, 4th Annual White Party & Fashion Show. It’s star studded, attended by beautiful people, top-notch entertainment and the most anticipated after party, White Party. Yes! Come dressed in your most fashionable white attire. Presented by […]

20.08.2012 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
DOH distributes anti-lepto drugs to prevent outbreak in evacuation centers, flood areas

DOH distributes anti-lepto drugs to prevent outbreak in evacuation centers, flood areas

MANILA, Aug 10 (Mabuhay) – The Department of Health has started distributing anti-leptospirosis drugs to 17 local government units in Metro Manila to prevent an outbreak of the disease in evacuation centers and flooded communities, its National Capital Region office announced Friday. A total of 11 boxes containing 1,000 capsules of doxycycline capsules were distributed […]

20.08.2012 · Filled under: News ·
‘Senatoriables’ in Aquino relief drive: We are helping, not campaigning

‘Senatoriables’ in Aquino relief drive: We are helping, not campaigning

MANILA, Aug 10 (Mabuhay) – They were invited and so they came to help but not campaign. Personalities who were earlier included in the administration’s senatorial line-up for 2013 on Friday defended accompanying President Benigno Aquino III in his relief drive for flood victims in Metro Manila and other areas in Luzon. Aurora Rep.  Aurora […]

20.08.2012 · Filled under: News ·
August 30: Bernardo Bernardo to host concert to benefit flood victims

August 30: Bernardo Bernardo to host concert to benefit flood victims

Imelda Papin, Tateng Katindig, Jo Awayan, Malou Toler Mon Concepcion and many others to lend talents for free The great thespian, Bernardo Bernardo, will try to bring a semblance of joy when he hosts a star-studded fundraising concert on August 30 amid the harsh conditions being felt by our kababayans in the Philippines, many of […]

20.08.2012 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Aquino vows to address flooding problem in Bulacan, sought backing of local allies

Aquino vows to address flooding problem in Bulacan, sought backing of local allies

MANILA, Aug 11 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III vowed to address the flooding problem in Bulacan as he visited the province to assess the damage of the flood as well as lead relief efforts there. The President said that while a major flood control system could prevent or mitigate flooding in Bulacan and […]

20.08.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·

Aug 25: White Party and Couture Fashion Show

Belo Medical Group, in partnership with the Filipino American Association of Designers (FAAD) and Miss Philippines USA, present the 4th Annual Fashion & Beauty Extravaganza and White Party.  This event looks to showcase the designs of Couturiers Renee Salud and Lou Razon, along with fashion wears from GAP and Ausiie Boots.  Going on its fourth year, […]

16.08.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Local News ·
Death toll from ‘habagat’ rains nears 100

Death toll from ‘habagat’ rains nears 100

MANILA, Aug 13 (Mabuhay) – The number of people who lost their lives from last week’s torrential rains has reached 92, latest government data revealed on Monday. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said most of the deaths were recorded in Central Luzon with 38; followed by the National Capital Region (32); […]

15.08.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PHL told to brace for more rains

PHL told to brace for more rains

MANILA, Aug 13 (Mabuhay) – Authorities warned Monday an approaching storm could bring more heavy rain to the capital and surrounding areas that are still reeling from devastating floods that have left 92 dead. Nearly half a million people are packed in evacuation centers, while all in all, more than 3.4 million people have been […]

15.08.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Agri sector sustains P1.8B in damage from flood and rain

Agri sector sustains P1.8B in damage from flood and rain

MANILA, Aug 13 (Mabuhay) – The damage sustained by agriculture sector from weeks of rain and flooding reached P1.8 billion, the Department of Agriculture said in a briefing Monday. “These are still preliminary data,” Agriculture Undersecretary for Marketing Services Salvador Salacup told reporters. Observe that these figures may still increase in succeeding reports,” he added. […]

15.08.2012 · Filled under: News ·
‘Senatoriables’ in Aquino relief drive: We are helping, not campaigning

‘Senatoriables’ in Aquino relief drive: We are helping, not campaigning

MANILA, Aug 10 (Mabuhay) – They were invited and so they came to help but not campaign. Personalities who were earlier included in the administration’s senatorial line-up for 2013 on Friday defended accompanying President Benigno Aquino III in his relief drive for flood victims in Metro Manila and other areas in Luzon. Aurora Rep.  Aurora […]

15.08.2012 · Filled under: News ·
A look at the Spice Girls’ updated styles at the Olympics

A look at the Spice Girls’ updated styles at the Olympics

(Relaxnews) – The Olympics closing ceremony reunited famed girl group the Spice Girls, who inspired many fashion trends among teens and young women in the 90s, including towering platform shoes. MTV Style has revealed details on the band’s outfit choices and provided a look at the fashion statements made at their comeback show. Victoria Beckham […]

15.08.2012 · Filled under: Photos ·
Get the body: Halle Berry’s sexy shoulders and back

Get the body: Halle Berry’s sexy shoulders and back

(Relaxnews) – From her coveted Academy Award for best actress to her enviable bikini body, Halle Berry seems to have it all. On August 14, Berry turns 46, so what better way to celebrate than to hit the gym, Bond-girl style, with a few fitness tips from her trainer Hally Pasternak. The actress is reportedly […]

15.08.2012 · Filled under: Videos ·
Olympics: London 2012 ends with singalong party

Olympics: London 2012 ends with singalong party

(AFP) – London 2012 was in party mood as it bid farewell Sunday, a mass singalong bringing the curtain down on an Olympic Games that has radiated the feelgood factor throughout. The closing ceremony, entitled “A Symphony of British Music”, was a celebration of Britain’s pop prowess, with the sounds of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” and […]

15.08.2012 · Filled under: News, Sports & Recreation ·
Olympic Games inspire travelers to take active holidays

Olympic Games inspire travelers to take active holidays

(Relaxnews) – The popularity of active sports holidays in Europe seems to have increased this summer thanks to the Olympic Games in London. The current Olympic fever has focused attention on sports that aren’t normally shown on national TV, such as windsurfing, sailing and cycling, and seems to have had a positive effect, as travelers […]

15.08.2012 · Filled under: News, Sports & Recreation ·
Samsung expands lead in smartphone market: Gartner

Samsung expands lead in smartphone market: Gartner

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – Samsung extended its lead over Apple in the smartphone market in the second quarter despite a slowing demand for mobile phones, according to figures released Tuesday. Samsung sold 90.4 million mobile phones during the quarter, an increase of 29.5 percent compared to the same three-month period a year earlier, according to market-tracker […]

15.08.2012 · Filled under: Apps, News, Science & Technology ·
Audi R8 e-tron introduces the first ‘digital rear-view miror’

Audi R8 e-tron introduces the first ‘digital rear-view miror’

(Relaxnews) – Audi is lauching the first production model in automotive history with a digital rear-view mirror. The high-tech device will grace the R8 e-tron, located where the central rear-view mirror is usually set up. Samsung’s 7-inch color AMOLED screen will display a high-resolution, high-contrast picture, which will have the same high definition day and […]

14.08.2012 · Filled under: Apps, News, Science & Technology ·
CBCP to endorse anti-RH Bill candidates in 2013

CBCP to endorse anti-RH Bill candidates in 2013

MANILA, Aug 6 (Mabuhay) – The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) will use next year’s elections to bolster its stance against the Reproductive Health (RH) Bill. In a report from the CBCP News, CBCP secretary general Msgr. Joselito Asis said the CBCP will be more aggressive in influencing its faithful to vote only […]

14.08.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Aquino assures typhoon victims of long-term assistance to help uplift their living condition

Aquino assures typhoon victims of long-term assistance to help uplift their living condition

MANILA, Aug 4 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III assured the victims of the recent typhoon of the government’s long-term assistance which includes housing and livelihood in efforts to uplift their standards of living and ensure their safety especially in times of calamities. In his message during the distribution of relief goods in Barangay […]

14.08.2012 · Filled under: News ·
$5 milyon ang jackpot ngayong Linggo sa “Luck of the Draw”

$5 milyon ang jackpot ngayong Linggo sa “Luck of the Draw”

Ang “ Luck of the Draw “ sa Pechanga Resort and Casino ay magtatapos ngayong Linggo, Agosto 19.  Ang promosyong ito ay nagsimula noong Hulyo 14, na may jackpot na $300,000.  Ang jackpot ay tumaas ng tumaas kada linggo, hanggang sa ito ay umabot sa $1 milyon noong nakaraang lingo, Agosto 11.  Ang pinakahuling jackpot, […]

13.08.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Giveaways, Happenings, Local News, Promotions ·
World Bank unveils piggery program in PHL to catch methane from farms

World Bank unveils piggery program in PHL to catch methane from farms

Manila, Aug 6, 2012 (AFP) – The World Bank said on Monday it plans to buy carbon credits from pig farms in the Philippines, helping farmers generate extra income by setting up environment friendly waste treatment facilities. Under the program it will finance the installation of such waste treatment systems that will capture methane gas […]

13.08.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Palace reiterates Aquino against abortion

Palace reiterates Aquino against abortion

MANILA, Aug 6 (Mabuhay) – Malacañang objected Wednesday to disinformation about President Aquino allegedly favoring abortion. “Let me just clarify lang that the President is against abortion. Because there is disinformation going around that the President is for abortion. Let me categorically state that in his first point in [his] five-point [position, he said] ‘I […]

13.08.2012 · Filled under: News ·
PHL school bans Muslim hijab

PHL school bans Muslim hijab

ZAMBOANGA, Philippines, Aug 5, 2012 (AFP) – A Catholic-run school in the southern Philippines has caused controversy by banning Muslim students from wearing the hijab headscarf. Mehol Sadain, who heads the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos, said Sunday he had written to Pilar College in the mixed Muslim-Christian port city of Zamboanga to demand it […]

13.08.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
NASA lands rover on Mars to seek signs of life

NASA lands rover on Mars to seek signs of life

By Romain Raynaldy Pasadena, California, Aug 6, 2012 (AFP) – NASA opened a new chapter in the history of interplanetary exploration on Monday when its $2.5 billion nuclear-powered robot Curiosity beamed back pictures from the surface of Mars. The one-ton mobile lab is the largest rover ever sent to Mars, and its high-speed landing was […]

10.08.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Dubai transport users to save ten minutes on morning commute

Dubai transport users to save ten minutes on morning commute

(Relaxnews) – In an attempt to attract a larger number of passengers, the transport authorities in Dubai have announced the introduction of four new express trains on the Red Line subway route in October. The Dubai metro is the first urban train network constructed in the country and in the Arabian Peninsula, opening in 2009 […]

10.08.2012 · Filled under: Videos ·
Top health/fitness apps: diet tracking, muscled chests

Top health/fitness apps: diet tracking, muscled chests

(Relaxnews) – Diet and fitness apps top iTunes charts in countries around the globe, with popular apps including US celebrity Bob Harper’s training app, an app for sculpted chests for beach baring, and an app that tallies up your Weight Watchers points. Here are details on a selection of top-ranking iTunes paid and free health […]

10.08.2012 · Filled under: Photos ·
Expert shares tips on secure cloud computing

Expert shares tips on secure cloud computing

(Relaxnews) – Last week Wired writer Mat Honan was subject to an epic hacking attack that took over his Google account, compromised his Twitter account and led to his AppleID account being accessed and used to remotely wipe both his iPhone and his iPad. On August 5, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak expressed his own wariness […]

10.08.2012 · Filled under: Apps, News, Science & Technology ·
British track cyclists keep warm with Adidas ‘hot pants’

British track cyclists keep warm with Adidas ‘hot pants’

(Relaxnews) – British track cyclist Sir Chris Hoy took his Olympic gold medal tally to six in London as Great Britain dominated the Velodrome in Olympic events this week. One trick they had up their sleeve: a pair of battery-operated “hot pants” designed by Adidas to keep their legs warm and to prevent injury. While […]

10.08.2012 · Filled under: News, Sports & Recreation ·
Samsung launches its new super-size Galaxy Note

Samsung launches its new super-size Galaxy Note

(SEOUL-AFP) – South Korea’s Samsung Electronics said Tuesday it had launched a super-size version of its Galaxy Note smartphone, the latest salvo in its battle with Apple for the multi-billion-dollar handheld market. The Galaxy Note 10.1, which went on sale on Monday in Germany and the United Arab Emirates, is almost twice as wide as […]

09.08.2012 · Filled under: Apps, News, Science & Technology ·
Humans would be also-rans in all-species Olympics: study

Humans would be also-rans in all-species Olympics: study

(PARIS-AFP) – Human beings would be made to look decidedly unimpressive were animals allowed to compete in the Olympics — outperformed by the likes of kangaroos, gorillas and ostriches, a science paper said Saturday. Usain Bolt, currently the world’s fastest man, may just be able to outrun a Dromedary camel but would trail the cheetah, […]

09.08.2012 · Filled under: News, Sports & Recreation ·
Malacañang appeals to informal settlers to heed government’s advice

Malacañang appeals to informal settlers to heed government’s advice

MANILA, Aug 4 (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Friday issued an appeal to informal settlers still living in danger zones and areas that were already washed out by floods to heed government’s advice and allow themselves to be transferred to a safe compound for their safety. President Benigno S. Aquino III has personally visited these families […]

09.08.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Aquino strongly condemns simultaneous attacks by Muslim rebels on installations

Aquino strongly condemns simultaneous attacks by Muslim rebels on installations

MANILA, Aug 6 (Mabuhay) – The Aquino administration strongly condemned the simultaneous attacks of Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Movement (BIFM) forces on military installations in different areas in Maguindanao and North Cotabato on Sunday. “The attacks initiated by this lawless group during Ramadan only demonstrate their disrespect for this holy month of our Muslim faithful, and […]

09.08.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Death toll from PHL floods rises to 51

Death toll from PHL floods rises to 51

MANILA, Aug 6, 2012 (AFP) – The death toll from over a week of floods in the Philippines rose to 51 as rain continued to pour, causing dams to overflow and forcing more people to flee their homes, officials said Monday. The number of deaths, previously at 45, rose as more bodies of missing people […]

08.08.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Arroyo faces trial over NBN-ZTE deal

Arroyo faces trial over NBN-ZTE deal

MANILA, Aug 6 (Mabuhay) – Former President and now Pampanga 2nd District congresswoman Gloria Macapagal Arroyo will face trial on October 1 for approving the $329-million national broadband network (NBN) deal with China’s ZTE Corp. The Office of the Ombudsman sued Mrs. Arroyo for violating the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act, saying that the NBN […]

08.08.2012 · Filled under: News ·
PHL lawmakers to speed birth control vote

PHL lawmakers to speed birth control vote

Manila, Aug 6, 2012 (AFP) – Philippine legislators said Monday they were set to terminate heated debates on a controversial birth control law after President Benigno Aquino III urged its speedy passage. Congressman Edcel Lagman, the main proponent of the bill, said Aquino met with leaders of the House of Representatives and expressed his desire […]

08.08.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Watch: the ‘barefoot professor’ on how to run

Watch: the ‘barefoot professor’ on how to run

(Relaxnews) – If you’ve jumpstarted your running program this summer, Harvard biology professor Daniel Lieberman shares his basic guidelines on achieving good form and remaining injury-free in a new video posted on YouTube this week. Lieberman, dubbed the “barefoot professor,” is a famous face to barefoot running afficionados, and he studies all things barefoot running […]

08.08.2012 · Filled under: Videos ·
The smartphone wallet revolution: is your smartphone ready to become your wallet?

The smartphone wallet revolution: is your smartphone ready to become your wallet?

(Relaxnews) – The smartphone wallet revolution is coming — some would say it is already here — but is it time to start leaving your wallet at home and using your smartphone to pay? That all depends on where you live and how comfortable you are with letting your smartphone take the place of your […]

08.08.2012 · Filled under: Apps, News, Science & Technology ·
Billionaire to build real-life Jurassic Park area: rumor

Billionaire to build real-life Jurassic Park area: rumor

(Relaxnews) – According to the Sunshine Coast Daily in Queensland, Australia, there are rumors that Clive Palmer, the controversial mining billionaire who wants to build a duplicate version of the Titanic, is now looking for a way “to clone a dinosaur from DNA” as part of the park-style area at his new resort in Coolum. Reports suggest […]

08.08.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Images of the week: Lahore, Granada, Cali

Images of the week: Lahore, Granada, Cali

10 photos ©AFP PHOTO/VANDERLEI ALMEIDA Rio de Janeiro View of a sand sculpture in Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, on July 25, 2012. An unusual 32° C (89.6° F) winter temperature is hitting the city which, according to experts, is due to a warm Amazon mass that prevents the cold front from the south […]

08.08.2012 · Filled under: Photos ·
$1 milyong jackpot ngayong linggo!

$1 milyong jackpot ngayong linggo!

Ang Pechanga Resort and Casino ay may papremyo na may halagang $1 milyon ngayong linggo, Agosto 12, mula sa “Luck of the Draw” na tuloy-tuloy hanggang Agosto 19.  Ang jackpot sa Agosto 19 ay $5 milyon! Kung ang jackpot ngayong linggo na $1 milyon ay mapanalunan man o hindi,  siguradong ilalabas pa rin ng Pechanga ang […]

07.08.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Local News, Promotions ·
Aquino leads commemoration of 3rd death anniversary of Cory

Aquino leads commemoration of 3rd death anniversary of Cory

MANILA, Aug 1 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III led the Aquino and Cojuangco clans in commemorating the third death anniversary of his late mother and former President Corazon Cojuangco Aquino who is buried, together with husband and former Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino, Jr. at the Manila Memorial Park in Parañaque on Wednesday. The […]

03.08.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Chinese vessels at Panatag Shoal down to three as of Wednesday – DFA

Chinese vessels at Panatag Shoal down to three as of Wednesday – DFA

MANILA, July 27 (Mabuhay) – Only three Chinese vessels have been monitored to be at the disputed Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal as of June 25 (Wednesday), the Department of Foreign Affairs said Friday. Foreign Affairs spokesperson Raul Hernandez said two maritime surveillance ships and one fisheries and law enforcement command vessel were spotted inside the lagoon […]

03.08.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
YouTube invites you to remix the world’s largest collection of Creative Commons videos

YouTube invites you to remix the world’s largest collection of Creative Commons videos

(Relaxnews) – Video sharing site YouTube now boasts the largest Creative Commons video library on the planet. Google is hoping that you’ll jump in and start making your own wacky remixes using the YouTube Video Editor and the collection of four million videos — the equivalent of around 40 years’ worth of footage — available […]

02.08.2012 · Filled under: Videos ·
Book releases mark the Rolling Stones’ 50-year anniversary

Book releases mark the Rolling Stones’ 50-year anniversary

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – On July 12, the Rolling Stones marked the band’s official 50th anniversary of its first concert in London’s Marquee Club with a free exhibition of photographs. An upcoming documentary to cover the span of the band’s history and a series of book releases from biographies to photo collections are also celebrating the […]

02.08.2012 · Filled under: Photos ·
Microsoft revamps cloud mail service, calls it Outlook

Microsoft revamps cloud mail service, calls it Outlook

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – Microsoft on Tuesday said it was revamping its new cloud-based email service, phasing out the name Hotmail in favor of Outlook as it adapts for mobile users and social media. “Email is becoming less and less useful as inboxes become cluttered with newsletters and social updates, and people increasingly keep up their […]

02.08.2012 · Filled under: Apps, News ·
Three dead as storm lashes PHL

Three dead as storm lashes PHL

Manila, July 30, 2012 (AFP) – At least three people were killed and millions were left without power Monday as Tropical Storm Saola turned into a typhoon, bringing heavy rains to large parts of the Philippines, the government said. Manila was one of the worst hit areas and schools across the sprawling capital were suspended, […]

02.08.2012 · Filled under: Environment, Philippine News ·
Sandiganbayan won’t order Arroyo’s re-arrest

Sandiganbayan won’t order Arroyo’s re-arrest

MANILA, July 27 (Mabuhay) – The Sandiganbayan will not order the re-arrest of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo pending resolution of a motion for reconsideration on the plunder case filed by the Office of the Ombudsman. In a 6-page resolution issued Friday, the anti-graft court noted that many of the accused in the plunder case […]

02.08.2012 · Filled under: News ·
New HIV cases in June surpass entire 2010 record

New HIV cases in June surpass entire 2010 record

MANILA, July 28 (Mabuhay) – With 295 new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases recorded last June, there are now more HIV cases in the first half of 2012 than the entire 2010, a health official said over the weekend. National Epidemiology Center head Dr. Enrique Tayag said the 295 new HIV cases in June brought […]

02.08.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, News ·
ABS-CBN Butuan City reporters receive threat

ABS-CBN Butuan City reporters receive threat

Two provincial reporters of TV station ABS-CBN have reported receiving threats they believe are connected to their coverage of illegal logging. Rodge Cultura said a boy handed him an envelope containing a single bullet Sunday morning, July 29, outside the ABS-CBN office in Butuan City. Cultura said the boy walked away after handing the envelope. […]

02.08.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Olympic video highlights: opening ceremony broadcast backlash, gymnast’s parents spectate

Olympic video highlights: opening ceremony broadcast backlash, gymnast’s parents spectate

(Relaxnews) – Edits made to a US broadcast of the Olympic Games’ opening ceremony are the subject of YouTube’s most discussed sports video on Tuesday, July 31, while the International Olympic Committee struggles to keep footage of a gymnast’s enthusiastic parents off the video network. Broadcasting backlash Most-discussed in YouTube’s sports section is “NBC Terrorizes […]

31.07.2012 · Filled under: Videos ·
Post-Olympics London: state-of-the-art fitness centers, bike lanes

Post-Olympics London: state-of-the-art fitness centers, bike lanes

(Relaxnews) – While London is coughing up a $15 billion bill for its Summer Olympic Games, fitness-minded visitors will be able to reap the rewards of Olympic fever long after the flame burns out. While navigating the London streets will be tricky business during the Olympics, the British capital expanded its self-service cycle hire scheme, […]

31.07.2012 · Filled under: Photos ·
Fil-Am among the wounded in ‘Batman’

Fil-Am among the wounded in ‘Batman’

MANILA, July 21 (Mabuhay) – A Filipino-American was among those wounded in the bloody shooting at a screening of a new “Batman” movie in Colorado Friday, Philippine officials said. Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman Raul Hernandez said the victim, who he did not name, is now recovering at a hospital. Hernandez said the Philippine consulate […]

30.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Newspaper columnist Nixon Kua shot in face

Newspaper columnist Nixon Kua shot in face

Manila, July 22, 2012 (AFP) – A veteran newspaper columnist in the Philippines was in a critical condition after he was shot in the face during a robbery on Sunday, police said. Nixon Kua, 49, was “hit on the face and different parts of his body” by one of four gunmen who attacked him and […]

30.07.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Over 1,800 Pinoys repatriated as civil war rages in Syria

Over 1,800 Pinoys repatriated as civil war rages in Syria

MANILA, July 19 (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Thursday said over 1,800 Filipinos have been repatriated from war-torn Syria since early last year. “We have been able to repatriate 1,806 OFWs from Syria,” deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said. She said the count began from March 2011. The Palace official released the figures after the group […]

30.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
US, Canadian men held in PHL for fake Viagra

US, Canadian men held in PHL for fake Viagra

Manila, July 21, 2012 (AFP) – An American and a Canadian have been detained in the Philippines for selling fake counterfeit Viagra pills through the internet, police said Saturday. Canadian man Nicolai Boutnine and Joseph Dean, an American, were among six suspects arrested when police raided a call-centre in the central city of Mandaue on […]

30.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
eBay adding to fashion credentials with London initiative

eBay adding to fashion credentials with London initiative

(Relaxnews) – Following hot on the heels of its recently announced eBay Holiday Collective designer teamup, the online auction site has been confirmed as the new sponsor of the British Fashion Council’s Fashion Forward initiative. The initiative, which helps designers develop and show their collections in London, is now in its sixth year and supports […]

30.07.2012 · Filled under: Photos ·
Two Pilates moves that gave Miley Cyrus her amazing abs

Two Pilates moves that gave Miley Cyrus her amazing abs

(Relaxnews) – American 18-year-old starlet Miley Cyrus is flaunting a super-toned body these days, and according to fitness blogger FitSugar, she has Hollywood Pilates guru Mari Winsor to thank. “Her results are due to her commitment, hard work, and everyday workouts,” said Winsor in an interview with FitSugar on Wednesday. “I believe what attracts all […]

30.07.2012 · Filled under: Videos ·
New arrest warrant for Arroyo sought

New arrest warrant for Arroyo sought

MANILA, July 26 (Mabuhay) — The Office of the Ombudsman has asked the Sandiganbayan to immediately issue a warrant of arrest against former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo for the plunder case on the alleged illegal transfer of funds at the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). In today’s hearing at the Sandiganbayan First Division, the prosecutors […]

30.07.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Grand Park is now open in Downtown Los Angeles

Grand Park is now open in Downtown Los Angeles

By Christian Esteban The new Grand Park, a 12-acre and four-block public park in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, officially opened the first two blocks of the park on July 26, 2012 during a civic dedication ceremony. The event began with opening remarks from Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina, who saw the park […]

27.07.2012 · Filled under: Environment, Happenings, News ·
YouTube helps vertigo sufferers find a cure

YouTube helps vertigo sufferers find a cure

(Relaxnews) – If you suffer from vertigo or dizziness, a new US study finds that YouTube could help you find a cure. Researchers at the University of Michigan found that YouTube videos teaching a maneuver to cure a type of vertigo was often as helpful and accurate as visiting a doctor. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo […]

27.07.2012 · Filled under: Videos ·
Facebook introduces social Recommendations Bar

Facebook introduces social Recommendations Bar

(Relaxnews) – Facebook officially launched its social Recommendations Bar, helping users stay up-to-date with the news sites their friends recommend. The plug-in has been likened to social news sharing site Digg, only more focused on pages friends like and share. “As a person reads an article, a small pop-up surfaces at the bottom of the […]

27.07.2012 · Filled under: Apps, News ·
Up close with Olympic gold medalist Alessandra Sensini

Up close with Olympic gold medalist Alessandra Sensini

The London Games will be the sixth Olympics for Italian windsurfer Alessandra Sensini — and also the sixth Olympics for women’s windsurfing. Besides setting records and competing in all three windsurfing classes that have been in the Olympics, this 42-year-old has also pocketed medals at every game, including her gold medal win in Sydney. Relaxnews: […]

26.07.2012 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation, Videos ·
London 2012: venues in the Olympic Park

London 2012: venues in the Olympic Park

8 photos (Relaxnews) – To welcome the London Olympic Games, which run July 27 – August 12, organizers created a 2.5-square-kilometer park in a previously industrial area of East London. Eight sites have been set up in the park, beginning with the Olympic Stadium, built in the heart of this vast space. Here, a look […]

26.07.2012 · Filled under: Photos, Sports & Recreation ·
UK renews warning vs travel to parts of Mindanao

UK renews warning vs travel to parts of Mindanao

MANILA, July 19 (Mabuhay) – Citing the continued threat of terrorism and kidnapping in some parts of Mindanao, the United Kingdom has reiterated its warning against going there for the meantime. In its travel advisory updated Thursday, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office maintained its advisory against all travel to southwest Mindanao and Sulu. “We […]

25.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
NDRRMC: 2 dead, 2 missing in ‘Ferdie’ wake

NDRRMC: 2 dead, 2 missing in ‘Ferdie’ wake

MANILA, July 21 (Mabuhay) – At least two people were reported dead while two were missing in the wake of rain brought by Tropical Depression Ferdie, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said Saturday. NDRRMC head Benito Ramos said one of the fatalities was a Laguna resident who drowned Friday afternoon and was […]

25.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
‘Halo,’ ‘Call of Duty,’ ‘Just Dance’ titles are 2012’s most anticipated games

‘Halo,’ ‘Call of Duty,’ ‘Just Dance’ titles are 2012’s most anticipated games

(Relaxnews) – Established franchises will rule 2012’s remaining releases, according to a Nielsen poll, while there’s encouraging news for Borderlands 2, NCAA Football 13, and Fable: The Journey. Top five favorites Halo 4 is the most anticipated Xbox 360 game, due November 6, and just squeezing out Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Black Ops […]

24.07.2012 · Filled under: Games, Photos ·
Canon outs its first mirrorless camera, the EOS M

Canon outs its first mirrorless camera, the EOS M

(Relaxnews) – Canon’s much-rumored mirrorless, interchangeable lens camera competitor, the EOS M, is finally a reality. The EOS M is Canon’s response to the growing market of compact, yet full-featured mirrorless cameras which includes Nikon’s J1 and V1, Sony’s NEX range, Samsung’s NX series, and Olympus and Panasonic’s Micro Four Thirds system cameras. “The EOS […]

24.07.2012 · Filled under: Videos ·
Property boom transforming Philippine skylines

Property boom transforming Philippine skylines

(MANILA-AFP) – As a Philippine property boom gathers pace, even Paris Hilton, Donald Trump and high-fashion house Versace are getting a piece of the action. The good times are into their fourth year, fuelled by steady economic growth, Western firms offshoring jobs to the Philippines, the buying power of millions of Filipinos working abroad and […]

24.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
China state media accuses Clinton of ‘meddling’

China state media accuses Clinton of ‘meddling’

Beijing, July 14, 2012 (AFP) – China’s official Xinhua news agency on Saturday accused US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of “meddling” in the South China Sea territorial disputes. Rival claims have for decades made the resource-rich waters one of Asia’s potential military flashpoints and tensions have risen in the last year with the Philippines […]

23.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Manalo ng $5 milyon sa “Luck of the Draw” mula sa Pechanga Resort and Casino

Manalo ng $5 milyon sa “Luck of the Draw” mula sa Pechanga Resort and Casino

Ang “ Luck of the Draw “ sa Pechanga Resort and Casino ay tuloy-tuloy hanggang Agosto 19. Madaragdagan ang Jackpot kada linggo hanggang ito ay umabot ng $5 milyon. Ang jackpot sa Hulyo 29 ay $500,000 at patuloy ang pagtaas nito kung ito ay mapanalunan man o hindi. Ang pinakahuling jackpot na $5 milyon ay […]

20.07.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Local News ·
Aquino thanks China for water project loan

Aquino thanks China for water project loan

MANILA, July 17 (Mabuhay) – President Aquino thanked China for the loan that it extended to the Philippines to fund the second phase of the Angat Water Utilization and Aqueduct Improvement Project (AWUAIP) of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS). Aquino attended the inauguration of the project at the La Mesa Dam portal in […]

20.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Asia’s low-cost hotel chains aim to give the world value for money

Asia’s low-cost hotel chains aim to give the world value for money

(HONG KONG-Relaxnews) – With the Asian tourism industry set to expand like no other region in the world, there has been welcome news this week that visitors across the scale will be getting more and more accommodation options. A new partnership struck between two of the leaders of the “low-cost” hotel movements — Red Planet […]

20.07.2012 · Filled under: Photos ·
Most popular food-related videos this week: deep-fried burgers

Most popular food-related videos this week: deep-fried burgers

(Relaxnews) – In this week’s selection of top food-related YouTube videos uploaded this week, Epic Meal Time strikes again with battered, deep-fried Big Macs and bacon, burger sushi. A riot or ‘food fight’ also breaks out at a Florida Walmart and popular YouTube personality JarmaineTV cooks with quinoa pasta. Here’s a selection of the top […]

20.07.2012 · Filled under: Videos ·
Vision-based gesture recognition to feature on 600 million smartphones by 2017

Vision-based gesture recognition to feature on 600 million smartphones by 2017

(Relaxnews) – Move over touch screens and fingers, camera-based gesture recognition is the way of the future. Just as consumers are getting used to placing their finger on the screen instead of moving a mouse on the desk, gesture-based recognition looks to take over as the next “big deal” in computer input. “Gesture recognition is […]

19.07.2012 · Filled under: Videos ·
PHL warns China fishermen to stay away

PHL warns China fishermen to stay away

Manila, July 16, 2012 (AFP) – The Philippines on Monday warned a large Chinese fishing fleet in the Spratlys to stay clear of its waters amid a continuing face-off between the two countries over disputed territory. Foreign Department spokesman Raul Hernandez said the Philippine coastguard would check on the location of the Chinese vessels in […]

18.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Solemn funeral for Dolphy

Solemn funeral for Dolphy

Manila, July 15, 2012 (AFP) – The Philippines’ top film and television actors and leading politicians joined hundreds of relatives and friends of the country’s most popular comedian as his body was laid to rest Sunday. Dolphy, born Rodolfo Vera Quizon, was widely regarded as the nation’s “King of Comedy”, whose almost seven-decade-long career brought […]

18.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
PHL sets national day for ‘King of Comedy’

PHL sets national day for ‘King of Comedy’

MANILA, July 12, 2012 (AFP) – Philippine President Benigno Aquino has declared a “national day of remembrance” for the country’s most popular comedian Dolphy who died earlier this week, his spokeswoman said Thursday. Aquino set July 13, as the day for Dolphy following his death at the age of 83 from a pulmonary disease, said […]

17.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Malacanang strongly condemns recent violence in Mindanao

Malacanang strongly condemns recent violence in Mindanao

MANILA, July 12 (Mabuhay) – Malacañang expressed strong condemnation of the recent violence in Mindanao that has hurt scores of civilians and killed several individuals as it assured that the various concerned agencies are exerting all efforts to determine the culprits and bring them to justice. In a regular press briefing in Malacanang on Thursday, […]

17.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Bond girl beauty icons – from Ursula Andress to Olga Kurylenko

Bond girl beauty icons – from Ursula Andress to Olga Kurylenko

10 photos (Relaxnews) – Whether ally or enemy, Bond girls undoubtedly ooze glamour and sophistication, so in honor of the James Bond franchise’s 50th anniversary and a new exhibition at London’s Barbican celebrating “Fifty Years of Bond Style,” here is a reminder of some of the film’s biggest beauty icons — from Ursula Andress and […]

16.07.2012 · Filled under: Photos ·
Five James Bond gadgets you can’t buy, but wish you could

Five James Bond gadgets you can’t buy, but wish you could

In the 50 years since Bond first graced cinema screens in 1962’s Dr. No, many of the spy’s gadgets have gone from ‘his eyes only’ to commonplace, such as the pager in From Russia With Love or the gadget that looked a lot like a Microsoft Surface in Quantum Of Solace. However her Majesty’s finest still has tried some […]

16.07.2012 · Filled under: Videos ·
Iglesia ni Cristo breaks 3 world records

Iglesia ni Cristo breaks 3 world records

MANILA, July 9 (Mabuhay) – After gaining media attention for planning to put up what has been dubbed as the world’s largest indoor arena, Iglesia ni Cristo is at it again as it broke three Guinness world records. The influential religious group achieved the feat during its medical-dental mission for informal settlers in Manila last […]

16.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
PHL stops baby eels being sent to Hong Kong

PHL stops baby eels being sent to Hong Kong

Manila, July 8, 2012 (AFP) – Philippine quarantine officials on Sunday discovered some two million baby eels hidden in freight at Manila airport thought to be destined for Hong Kong restaurants. The eels were stored in plastic bags filled with water and hidden in 46 boxes, said Ben Curativo, head of Manila airport’s fisheries quarantine […]

16.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Aquino: Ang buhay ay hindi weather-weather lang

Aquino: Ang buhay ay hindi weather-weather lang

MANILA, July 6 (Mabuhay) – A disaster mitigation system was launched right in the city that has seen the worst effects of flooding. President Aquino was at Barangay Nangka in Marikina for the launching of project NOAH or the Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards. A project of the Department of Science and Technology, it mainly […]

16.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
US seeks to reduce tensions in South China Sea

US seeks to reduce tensions in South China Sea

BEIJING, July 7, 2012 (AFP) – The United States will emphasise the importance of easing friction over competing claims in the South China Sea during regional talks in Cambodia next week, a US government official said Saturday. The talks of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and regional powers including China will be attended […]

16.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Apple to release latest iPad in China on July 20

Apple to release latest iPad in China on July 20

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – Apple on Tuesday announced that it will begin selling the latest version of its market-leading iPad in China on July 20. The news comes on the heels of Apple paying $60 million to end a dispute over the iPad name in China, giving the US tech giant more certainty in selling its […]

13.07.2012 · Filled under: Apps, Money & Business, Science & Technology ·
“I’m getting arrested” app aims to help drivers

“I’m getting arrested” app aims to help drivers

PHOENIX – A group of pro-immigrant rights activists in Arizona aim to develop a smartphone application that would help immigrants notify friends, family and their attorney if they are detained and arrested during a traffic stop. Arizona was the first state to pass a law to make it a crime to be an undocumented immigrant […]

13.07.2012 · Filled under: Apps ·
Style of Jolie: See Angelina Jolie’s stunning collection of rare jewels

Style of Jolie: See Angelina Jolie’s stunning collection of rare jewels

9 photos (Relaxnews) – Style of Jolie, Angelina Jolie’s jewelry collaboration with designer Robert Procop, will form two month-long pop-up exhibits close to the Mediterranean coast between July 15 and August 15. Running concurrently at the Grand Hotel du Cap Ferrat and Monaco’s prestigious Hotel de Paris, the showcases will present an array of necklaces, […]

11.07.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
Haute Couture Fashion Week beauty highlights: Elie Saab, Dior, Chanel

Haute Couture Fashion Week beauty highlights: Elie Saab, Dior, Chanel

11 photos (Relaxnews) – As the world’s most exclusive dress makers presented their Fall/Winter 2012 collections during Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week (July 1-5), top beauty trends included red lips, metallics and rosy cheeks. ©AFP PHOTO / PIERRE VERDY Topsy turvy Upside down ponytails were adorned with ornate jewels at Alexis Mabille, while beauty spots […]

11.07.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
(Aug. 18-Sept. 8) Rizal, atbp. presented by AngLahi (TM)

(Aug. 18-Sept. 8) Rizal, atbp. presented by AngLahi (TM)

On Summer 2012, AngLahiTM will be presenting “Rizal, atbp.TM” at three major cities in California. “Rizal, atbp.TM” is the story of Jose Rizal, the Philippine national hero, as seen through the self-realization of a young Filipino American, Joey, and set in music, dance and a display of the rich Filipino culture. The story aspires to not only […]

11.07.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Happenings, Videos ·
(July-August) Health and fitness agenda: Yoga Journal Conference, CrossFit Games

(July-August) Health and fitness agenda: Yoga Journal Conference, CrossFit Games

(Relaxnews) – Coming up, San Diego welcomes yogis to its annual Yoga Journal Conference, while the Reebok CrossFit Games kick off in Carson, California. Yoga Journal Conference: San Diego July 12-16 San Diego, California, USA Thousands of yogis will flock to San Diego to stretch, mix, and mingle with some of yoga’s top teachers at […]

10.07.2012 · Filled under: Happenings, Health & Fitness, Videos ·
Ten things to know about cellulite

Ten things to know about cellulite

(Relaxnews) – If you’re reading this and you’re female, chances are you have cellulite. In fact, 80 to 90 percent of women have some kind of cellulite on their bodies, from slight bumps to deep grooves. Before shunning the beach in shame, here are a few tricks to minimize — and even accept — your […]

10.07.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Videos ·
Sobriety tests for Philippine traffic cops

Sobriety tests for Philippine traffic cops

MANILA, June 28, 2012 (AFP) – After reports of boozing on the job, traffic police in the Philippine capital will be required to undergo breathalyser tests, an official said Thursday. The new policy covering the 1,400 Metro Manila traffic enforcers was imposed following complaints about some personnel, said Yves Gonzales, director of Manila’s traffic discipline […]

10.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Aquino to exhaust all means before using Chacha over Panatag

Aquino to exhaust all means before using Chacha over Panatag

MANILA, July 2 (Mabuhay) – The Aquino administration will exhaust all available means to resolve the Panatag shoal issue before resorting to Charter amendments, presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said Monday. “If we can resolve problems or we can resolve issues without going through amending the Charter, we will continue to do it that way,” Lacierda […]

10.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Aquino leads 12th Cabinet meeting, discusses 2013 national budget

Aquino leads 12th Cabinet meeting, discusses 2013 national budget

MANILA, June 29 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III met Friday the members of his official family for the 12th Cabinet meeting to discuss the proposed 2013 national budget. In a media briefing in Malacanang, Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said Budget Secretary Florencio Abad was to present the P2.006-trillion national budget for next […]

10.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
PHL may ask US for spyplanes

PHL may ask US for spyplanes

MANILA, July 2, 2012 (AFP) – The Philippines may ask the United States to send spyplanes to help it monitor a disputed area in the South China Sea, a presidential spokesman said Monday, in a move that could deepen tensions with China. The move to request P3C Orion spy planes would first require the approval […]

09.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Vietnam says China offshore oil auction ‘illegal’

Vietnam says China offshore oil auction ‘illegal’

  Hanoi, June 27, 2012 (AFP) – Vietnam has denounced China’s opening of offshore oil blocks to foreign companies in contested areas of the South China Sea as “illegal”, as territorial tensions grow between the communist neighbors. On Saturday, the China National Offshore Oil Corporation announced that nine offshore blocks were available for exploration, and […]

09.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Pass RH bill to help end child labor, Lagman says

Pass RH bill to help end child labor, Lagman says

MANILA, June 29 (Mabuhay) – Lawmakers should approve the reproductive health (RH) bill to help end child labor in the country, Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman said Friday. Lagman, the principal author of the RH bill in the House of Representatives, said in a press statement that the rising number of child workers in the country […]

05.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Spain’s Queen Sofia arrives in Philippines

Spain’s Queen Sofia arrives in Philippines

MANILA, July 2, 2012 (AFP) – Spain’s Queen Sofia arrived in the Philippines Monday for a five-day visit to review development projects funded by the Spanish government. The queen was greeted at Manila airport by top Philippine dignitaries, before she left for a private gathering at the Spanish ambassador’s residence, official said. The queen’s visit […]

05.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Guinness says ‘Lolong’ is world’s largest crocodile

Guinness says ‘Lolong’ is world’s largest crocodile

MANILA, July 2, 2012 (AFP) – A saltwater crocodile weighing more than a ton and suspected of killing two people in the Philippines has been declared the largest such reptile in captivity by the Guinness Book of World Records. The 6.17-metre (20.24-foot) male, nicknamed “Lolong”, was captured in the Agusan marsh on the southern island […]

05.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Philippines rice terraces off endangered list: UN

Philippines rice terraces off endangered list: UN

(MANILA-AFP) – The Philippines’ ancient rice terraces, carved into mountains like giant green stairs, have been removed from a UN list of endangered world heritage sites, the UN office in Manila said Wednesday. The 2,000-year-old living cultural monuments were put on the World Heritage Committee’s danger list in 2000 at the Philippine government’s request to […]

29.06.2012 · Filled under: News ·
(July 27-Aug 12) The Olympics Summer Games London 2012

(July 27-Aug 12) The Olympics Summer Games London 2012

The Olympic Stadium from every angle: 8 photos (Relaxnews) – For the first time in the history of the modern Olympics, London is to serve as the host city of the Summer Games (July 27-August 12). On the occasion, the British capital will welcome spectators in a brand-new Olympic Stadium in East London. It took nearly […]

27.06.2012 · Filled under: Happenings, Photos, Sports & Recreation ·
Asians overtake Hispanics in immigration to US

Asians overtake Hispanics in immigration to US

Not only are they thriving,  Asian-Americans are the highest-income, best-educated racial group.   WASHINGTON, June 19, 2012 (AFP) – Asians recently passed Hispanics as the largest group of new immigrants to the United States, according to a survey Tuesday predicting a demographic trend bringing powerful economic, social and political changes. The survey by the PEW […]

26.06.2012 · Filled under: News ·
WBO review finds Pacquiao winner

WBO review finds Pacquiao winner

Manila, June 21, 2012 (AFP) – Philippine boxing hero Manny Pacquiao said Thursday that a WBO panel ruling that he had won his controversial bout against Timothy Bradley would help restore people’s faith in the sport. The World Boxing Organization (WBO) on its website Thursday said all five members of a special panel asked to […]

22.06.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Images of the week: Madrid, Guatemala City, Manila

Images of the week: Madrid, Guatemala City, Manila

13 photos ©AFP PHOTO/ JAVIER SORIANO Madrid A model poses in a representation of a painting by US artist Edward Hopper entitled ‘Morning Sun’ at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid on June 11, 2012. ©AFP PHOTO / SEBASTIEN BOZON Basel A visitor passes a work of art of Hamish Fulton on June 12, 2012 during […]

19.06.2012 · Filled under: News, Photos ·
‘Reformed’ Robin Padilla as the new MoneyGram endorser

‘Reformed’ Robin Padilla as the new MoneyGram endorser

PHL Country Manager Lim says ‘he’s the perfect choice’ (Weekend Balita) – For one of the top remitting agencies in the world, MoneyGram International didn’t seem to need introduction, much less a celebrity promoting the top financial institution. But it did so as far as the Philippines is concerned. Maybe it has something to do […]

15.06.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Top 5 cooking videos of the week: Ludicrous mac and cheese-stuffed meat roll

Top 5 cooking videos of the week: Ludicrous mac and cheese-stuffed meat roll

(Relaxnews) – The most viewed cooking video uploaded this week involves a reinvention of the sweet Swiss roll into a massive log of meat created by “food pornographers” Epic Meal Time. In place of chocolate cake and vanilla cream,  the foul-mouthed burly Montreal-based team at Epic Meal Time stuff fire-roasted jalapenos, pepperoni, macaroni and cheese, […]

15.06.2012 · Filled under: Free Recipes, Videos ·
Top tweets: Jason De Jong, Iron Man vs Spider-Man

Top tweets: Jason De Jong, Iron Man vs Spider-Man

(Relaxnews) – Microbloggers are buzzing about Jason De Jong and debating the relative merits of Iron Man and Spider-Man on Tuesday, June 12. Footballer Jason De Jong is currently the top trending topic on Twitter after the Filipino international was called on as a late substitution for Rob Gier in the FIFA International friendly between the Philippines […]

13.06.2012 · Filled under: News ·

Ipagdiriwang ng Pechanga ang Araw ng Kalayaan ng Pilipinas mula ika-12 hanggang ika-16 ng Hunyo

Temecula, CA – Ito na ang pinakamalaking pagdiriwang ng Pechanga Resort & Casino para sa Araw ng Kalayaan ng Pilipinas!  Limang araw na paggunita sa Kalayaan ng Pilipinas mula sa Espanya noong taong 1898 ang sisimulan sa ika-12 ng Hunyo hanggang sa katapusan ng linggo. Pinamagatang “Mabuhay” at kasama si “Mr. Pure Energy” na si […]

11.06.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Local News, Promotions, Services ·
Images of the week: Los Angeles, Vienna, Sao Paulo

Images of the week: Los Angeles, Vienna, Sao Paulo

13 photos ©AFP PHOTO / JOEL SAGET Paris A woman looks at a painting entitled “1024 Farben, 1973” by the German artist Gerhard Richter during the presentation of the exhibition “Gerhard Richter: Panorama” at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, on June 4, 2012. The exhibition which is a major chronological retrospective that includes portraits based […]

11.06.2012 · Filled under: Photos ·
‘Marilyn Monroe: The Exhibit’ at the Hollywood Museum

‘Marilyn Monroe: The Exhibit’ at the Hollywood Museum

(Relaxnews) – To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death, the Hollywood Museum in California is hosting an exhibit through September 2 featuring an extensive collection of photographs, clothing, furniture, artwork, and other memorabilia. Central to the exhibit are the works of photographer George Barris, including never-before-seen pictures of the Hollywood icon. Here is […]

11.06.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Photos ·
Google+ trends: Change your LinkedIn password, Manny pacquiao, Maria Sharapova

Google+ trends: Change your LinkedIn password, Manny pacquiao, Maria Sharapova

(Relaxnews) – “I changed #LinkedIn password. Have you?” ask Google+ users reminding their followers to change their password on sites including LinkedIn, Last.fm and eHarmony in the wake of massive password breaches. “First is was #LinkedIn, then it was #eHarmony later in the day, and now it’s #LastFm.  With the rash of compromised user accounts […]

11.06.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Sony maintains Vita’s 10 million target

Sony maintains Vita’s 10 million target

(Relaxnews) – Sony is sticking to its stated aim of selling 10 million PlayStation Vita handheld consoles by March 2013, aided by a strong software line-up and selection of free services. Speaking to Reuters, PlayStation CEO Andrew House confirmed the 10 million target, first alluded to by Sony boss Kaz Hirai back in May. The […]

08.06.2012 · Filled under: Videos ·
Cebu Pacific banned from overbooking

Cebu Pacific banned from overbooking

(MANILA-AFP) – The Philippines’ aviation regulator announced Wednesday a ban on local airlines overbooking flights, following an outcry from would-be passengers who had been denied seats. The ban takes effect on June 15 even though low-cost carriers have protested that this would severely damage their business model, Civil Aeronautics Board executive director Carmelo Arcilla told […]

08.06.2012 · Filled under: News ·
New app will let you track acne, skin tone, and pore size

New app will let you track acne, skin tone, and pore size

(Relaxnews) – If you want to track spots, skin tone, and pore size on your face over time, to either obsess over aging and imperfections or see if that new skin care regimen is working, a forthcoming smartphone app hailing from Japan will help you do just that. Japanese Fujitsu Laboratories’ Color Frame requires you […]

04.06.2012 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style ·
Images of the week: Melbourne, La Paz, Rome

Images of the week: Melbourne, La Paz, Rome

13 photos ©AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS Dunstable, England Elephant keeper Elizabeth Fellows plays football with Donna, a two-year-old elephant at Whipsnade Zoo near Dunstable, central England on May 28, 2012. The elephants were playing with the ball as the zoo prepares to host a sporting extravaganza. ©AFP PHOTO/ FILIPPO MONTEFORTE Rome A woman looks […]

04.06.2012 · Filled under: Photos ·
Ditch the steak and throw some rice or chocolate on the barbecue

Ditch the steak and throw some rice or chocolate on the barbecue

(Relaxnews) – You’ve smoked brisket, ham, ribs and fish, but what about throwing rice on the barbecue? Or chocolate, cheese and cocktails? As summer barbecue season kicks into high gear, intrepid grill masters looking for the next big challenge may want to consider expanding their repertoire and pulling out unconventional foods for the smoker, a […]

31.05.2012 · Filled under: Free Recipes, Videos ·
Gourmet coffee comes to Japan around the clock

Gourmet coffee comes to Japan around the clock

(TOKYO-Relaxnews) – Impressed at the meteoric growth of specialist coffee shops across Japan, the nation’s 45,000 convenience stores are looking to tempt more customers through their doors by pouring mugs of gourmet coffee. Lawson, the second-largest operator of 24-hour convenience stores in Japan after industry giant 7&i Holdings, has teamed up with Mitsubishi Corp. to […]

29.05.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Paul McCartney music video to open for ‘The Intouchables’

Paul McCartney music video to open for ‘The Intouchables’

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – In his directorial debut, Paul McCartney tapped the talents of Natalie Portman and Johnny Depp to star in his music video for “My Valentine,” which will be screened in US cinemas to accompany the French hit The Intouchables this weekend. The black and white 3-minute film shows split-screen images of the two actors using […]

25.05.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Videos ·
Top health/fitness apps: fertility trackers, headache relievers, and fitness model six-packs

Top health/fitness apps: fertility trackers, headache relievers, and fitness model six-packs

(Relaxnews) – Top apps this week include an app that tracks your basal body temperature, one that uses binaural brain wave therapy to cure headaches, and another that helps you achieve fitness model Adrian James’s eviable abs. Details on some of the top iTunes apps by country/region for the week, chosen from among the top […]

25.05.2012 · Filled under: Apps ·
DODGER STADIUM’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY PRESENTED BY STATE FARM WILL BE CELEBRATED ALL SEASON LONG

DODGER STADIUM’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY PRESENTED BY STATE FARM WILL BE CELEBRATED ALL SEASON LONG

LOS ANGELES – The Dodgers announced today plans for the season-long celebration of Dodger Stadium’s 50th Anniversary presented by State Farm. This year marks the 50th year of the establishment of Dodger Stadium, an indelible Los Angeles landmark that greatly impacted the fabric of the city of Los Angeles, solidified the Dodger franchise in Southern California and offset […]

25.05.2012 · Filled under: Local News, Sports & Recreation ·
Images of the week: Manila, New York, Tokyo

Images of the week: Manila, New York, Tokyo

11 photos ©AFP PHOTO / Philippe Lopez Hong Kong Visitors look at a painting by Chinese artist Zhang Xiaogang titled “Brother and Sister” during the soft opening of the Hong Kong International Art Fair in Hong Kong on May 16, 2012. ©AFP PHOTO TIMOTHY A. CLARY New York An installation view of part of “SPACE […]

23.05.2012 · Filled under: Photos ·
Asia’s architectural treasures ‘vanishing’: specialists

Asia’s architectural treasures ‘vanishing’: specialists

Ayutthaya in Thailand – ©AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE HUGUEN (NEW YORK-AFP) – Asia’s architectural treasures, from a Buddhist monastery in Afghanistan to an ancient city in China, are in danger of vanishing under a tide of economic expansion, war and tourism, experts said Thursday. The Global Heritage Fund named 10 sites facing “irreparable loss and destruction.” […]

22.05.2012 · Filled under: News ·
The wines of China: a look at the country’s wine-producing regions

The wines of China: a look at the country’s wine-producing regions

(HONG KONG-Relaxnews) – As more wine is being downed in China each year, vineyards are starting to spring up around the country as winemakers – both Chinese and international – begin to test the local ground. A recent study by Vinexpo – the major wine industry fair which is set to hold its Asia Pacific […]

22.05.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Record-breaking Sky Tree opens to visitors

Record-breaking Sky Tree opens to visitors

(TOKYO-Relaxnews) – An estimated 200,000 people braved heavy rain in the Japanese capital on Tuesday to take part in the opening of the record-breaking Tokyo Sky Tree. The tallest free-standing communications tower in the world and the second-highest building ever constructed, tourism officials have high hopes that the 634-meter tower will attract visitors to the […]

22.05.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Upcoming video game releases: ‘Mario Tennis Open,’ ‘Ghost Recon: Future Soldier’

Upcoming video game releases: ‘Mario Tennis Open,’ ‘Ghost Recon: Future Soldier’

(Relaxnews) – Mario dons his tennis shorts, elite soldiers move in for Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, and mythical medieval adventures beckon in Dragon’s Dogma. Mario Tennis Open (3DS) North America: May 20, Everyone European regions: May 24, 3+ Japan: May 25, A (all ages) Expect to see Mario, Yoshi, Bowser, Peach and chums take to the court for […]

21.05.2012 · Filled under: Games ·
Serve a Salad Kids Will Flip For

Serve a Salad Kids Will Flip For

(Family Features) A refreshing salad should be quick, easy, and full of delicious in-season produce. With its countless possibilities for add-ins, a fruit and pasta salad fits the bill perfectly as a dish the whole family will love to prepare and eat. Mom or Dad will need to start things off by cooking the pasta […]

16.05.2012 · Filled under: Free Recipes, Videos ·
Summer app selection: crowdsourced weather, tennis results and sunscreen alerts

Summer app selection: crowdsourced weather, tennis results and sunscreen alerts

(Relaxnews) – Follow film and fashion at Cannes, enjoy the Euro 2012 football and take in some tennis at Roland Garros, or simply check the weather and get away from it all with this selection of some of the coolest, most interesting and downright fun applications for iOS and Android devices as selected this month by […]

16.05.2012 · Filled under: Apps ·
Mickey Mouse gives gay marriage thumbs up in Japan

Mickey Mouse gives gay marriage thumbs up in Japan

(TOKYO-AFP) – Just days after US President Barack Obama came out in favour of gay marriage, another supporter of homosexual unions emerged in Japan: Mickey Mouse. Despite their having no legal status, same sex couples are able to hold fairytale wedding ceremonies at hotels inside the popular Tokyo Disney Resort, including at the Cinderella Castle, […]

16.05.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Latest Olympic app arrives on Android, iOS to follow

Latest Olympic app arrives on Android, iOS to follow

(Relaxnews) – With the world’s biggest sporting event – the Olympic games – due to begin on Friday, July 27, the mobile world is gearing up to provide tech fans easy ways to get up-to-the-minute information. The latest app of this kind is due to be released on May 9 on Android and gives users […]

10.05.2012 · Filled under: Apps ·
Lookbook index: Manila, Poland, Scotland, Cebu

Lookbook index: Manila, Poland, Scotland, Cebu

(Relaxnews) – It’s all about patterns on style sharing community Lookbook this week, with leggings adorned in geometric prints and mini dresses going floaty and floral. ©LOOKBOOK.nu/Juliett K. Special uses : Use only for LOOKBOOK.nu Grimes – Genesis / maffashion Look by Juliett K., “maffashion from POLAND.” Find out more about her style at http://lookbook.nu/user/60600-Juliett-K ©LOOKBOOK.nu/Fanny L. Special uses […]

20.04.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
Philippines leads world in belief in God: report

Philippines leads world in belief in God: report

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – The Philippines leads the world in the number of people who believe in God, while the elderly across all countries tend to be the most religious, according to a US study out Wednesday. Belief in God tends to be strongest in the United States and Catholic countries and lowest in Scandinavia and former […]

20.04.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, News ·
Spring/Summer 2012 beauty trends: corals, metallics and navy eyeshadow

Spring/Summer 2012 beauty trends: corals, metallics and navy eyeshadow

(Relaxnews) – Stuck in a beauty rut? Seek inspiration from this guide to this season’s most wearable make-up trends and how to achieve them. Navy smoky eyes While the smoky eyed look has been around for seasons, it’s been freshened up for Spring/Summer 2012, with designers ditching black and gray and favoring navy blue. As […]

29.03.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Videos ·
Watch: Madonna unveils Truth or Dare fragrance commercial

Watch: Madonna unveils Truth or Dare fragrance commercial

(Relaxnews) – The online commercial for Madonna’s debut signature fragrance Truth or Dare was revealed March 27, with the 30-second ad featuring the lingerie-clad star singing a remix of her latest single “Girl Gone Wild.” The singer’s online campaign was looked after by French art director Fabien Baron, who art directed her 1992 coffee table […]

29.03.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Videos ·
Art Paris Art Fair at the Grand Palais

Art Paris Art Fair at the Grand Palais

12 photos (Relaxnews) – Art Paris returns in 2012 under a new name, Art Paris Art Fair, and new leadership and with new events. Fifty-six percent of the 120 galleries participating are new to Art Paris Art Fair in 2012 and a new section of the fair called Limited Edition will focus on cutting edge […]

29.03.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Photos ·
Barackdubs scores a viral hit with US President singing LMFAO

Barackdubs scores a viral hit with US President singing LMFAO

(Relaxnews) – YouTube channel Barackdubs has scored another viral hit with a video of US President Barack Obama singing LMFAO’s “Sexy And I Know It.” Barackdubs is a popular YouTube channel which features clips of speeches from the US President cut together and set to music to make it appear as if Barack Obama is […]

29.03.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Videos ·
Watch: “Eat It Don’t Tweet It” viral video pokes fun at trigger-happy photogs

Watch: “Eat It Don’t Tweet It” viral video pokes fun at trigger-happy photogs

(Relaxnews) – A YouTube video spoofing shutterbug hipsters who habitually pull out their smartphones and cameras to snap photos of their food and post them on social media like Twitter and Facebook has gone viral for setting lyrics to the Pet Shop Boys’ song “West End Girls,” turning lobster and cupcakes into sassy, back-talking grouches, […]

29.03.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Videos ·
Fresh ideas about boring airplane seats on display in Hamburg

Fresh ideas about boring airplane seats on display in Hamburg

7 photos (Relaxnews) – Airplane interiors have a reputation of being rather dull — after all, there’s not much you can do with rows of seating, is there? Well actually, it turns out there is. As usual at this year’s Aircraft Interiors Expos, designers and engineers were bursting with new ideas of how the cabin could […]

29.03.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, Photos ·
Disneyland Paris: 20 years of magical rides

Disneyland Paris: 20 years of magical rides

15 photos (Relaxnews) – Disneyland Paris is celebrating its 20th anniversary starting April 1 with a series of special events and a new nighttime show named Disney Dreams! created for the occasion. Over 20 years, the park located in Marne-la-Vallée — which is among the most visited touris destination in France and Europe — has […]

27.03.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, Photos ·
(March-May) Travel agenda: Looking inside the way we fly, and Disneyland Paris celebrates

(March-May) Travel agenda: Looking inside the way we fly, and Disneyland Paris celebrates

(Relaxnews) – Next week, the Aircraft Interiors Expo will shine a light on the high-tech innovations that are changing the way we interact and relax above the clouds. Later in the week, Disneyland Paris will celebrate its big 2-0, ushering in a host of celebrations for the event. Aircraft Interiors Expo March 27-29 Hamburg, Germany […]

27.03.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, Happenings, Videos ·
Images of the week: Sao Paulo, Mumbai, Paris

Images of the week: Sao Paulo, Mumbai, Paris

10 photos ©AFP PHOTO / STRINGER Bucharest Romanian woman wears the longest train of a wedding dress in front of the Parliament palace in Bucharest March 20, 2012. The 2,750 meter long train broke a previous record of 2,488 meters. It is made of 4,700 meters of material. ©AFP PHOTO / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI Athens Performers […]

26.03.2012 · Filled under: Offbeat, Photos ·
New nutrition apps this week: Foods to make you fertile and weight-loss buddy

New nutrition apps this week: Foods to make you fertile and weight-loss buddy

(Relaxnews) – From an app that informs on which foods can make you fertile, to an app that houses a whopping 5,000 vegan recipes, here are a few recently released food and nutrition apps. Plate Maker This app allows users to replicate their meal virtually and clock the number of calories they’re consuming by adding […]

26.03.2012 · Filled under: Apps ·
Top Google+ trends: largest cargo ship sets off for the International Space Station, Kim Kardashian

Top Google+ trends: largest cargo ship sets off for the International Space Station, Kim Kardashian

(Relaxnews) – An unmanned European cargo ship called the ATV Edoardo Amaldi has set off on a mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The spacecraft is expected to arrive at the ISS on March 28 with a 20-ton load of food and supplies — the heaviest cargo load ever delivered to the station by […]

23.03.2012 · Filled under: Offbeat, Videos ·
(March-April) Music agenda: Madonna unleashes ‘MDNA’

(March-April) Music agenda: Madonna unleashes ‘MDNA’

(Relaxnews) – Coming up, Madonna unveils her much-hyped MDNA. Meanwhile, Katy Perry fans can get their hands on a special edition re-release of Teenage Dream featuring new tracks. Madonna: ‘MDNA’ March 26/27 US/UK American pop star Madonna is releasing her 12th studio album, MDNA, via Interscope Records on March 26. Her world tour in support […]

23.03.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Happenings, Videos ·
Fisker prepares for next debut, hoping for better karma

Fisker prepares for next debut, hoping for better karma

(Relaxnews) – Troubled green automaker Fisker has announced plans for a debut at next month’s New York International Auto Show (April 4-15) The vehicle is believed to be the Fisker ‘Project Nina’, a proposed model which would be larger than its existing $107,000 Fisker Karma plugin but retail for a lower price point. The first […]

23.03.2012 · Filled under: Motoring, Videos ·
Manga comics in the sky join expanding world of in-flight distractions

Manga comics in the sky join expanding world of in-flight distractions

(Relaxnews) – Fans of cult Japanese manga art will be able to get their fix in-flight from later this year, when a Japanese airline integrates them into in-flight entertainment. JAL announced this week that its new Boeing 787 Dreamliner would offer a new ‘Sky Manga’ feature on its in-flight entertainment systems, in a bid to […]

23.03.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, Videos ·
Tutorials: how to combat daily beauty woes

Tutorials: how to combat daily beauty woes

(Relaxnews) – In light of a recent report commissioned by UK health and beauty fair the Vitality Show divulging that 70 percent of UK women wouldn’t feel confident going to work without a full face of makeup, here is a guide to combating daily beauty problems and finding the right look for the office. Coping […]

22.03.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Videos ·
Award-winning dishes from Bocuse d’Or Europe 2012

Award-winning dishes from Bocuse d’Or Europe 2012

12 photos (Relaxnews) – During a two-day cookout at the Bocuse d’Or Europe — known as the culinary Olympics of the food world — chefs from 20 countries had five and a half hours to prepare two dishes: a fish and meat platter, each with three garnishes. Here are the winning dishes from the top […]

22.03.2012 · Filled under: Home Food, Photos ·
Angry Birds launches into space with new app

Angry Birds launches into space with new app

(Relaxnews) – Angry Birds Space, one of the most hotly anticipated mobile phone apps of the year has blasted into this galaxy and is now available for iOS, Android, Mac and PC users. “This is Rovio at its finest, and we are more than excited to bring Angry Birds Space to all our fans worldwide,” […]

22.03.2012 · Filled under: Apps, Videos ·
Weekly most-watched sports videos: windmill slam, triple knockdown

Weekly most-watched sports videos: windmill slam, triple knockdown

(Relaxnews) – Gerald Green’s windmill slam-dunk for the New York Nets, Derek Boateng’s one-man Ukranian soccer rumble, and choice words from AC Milan’s Ibrahimovic top the YouTube weekly sports charts on March 15. YouTube’s most watched sports videos of the week (All-time views in parentheses) 1) Gerald Green… Are You Kidding Me? (2,123,182 views) 2) 3 knockdowns in […]

17.03.2012 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation, Videos ·
Saint Patrick’s Day beauty tutorials: shamrock hair, clover nails and green lips

Saint Patrick’s Day beauty tutorials: shamrock hair, clover nails and green lips

(Relaxnews) – This Saturday, March 17, forget current on-trend tones such as pastels or neon brights because it’s Saint Patrick’s Day and the only color to be seen in will be green. Ahead of all those parties, here are a selection of beauty tutorials inspired by the Emerald Isle for its inhabitants and their honorary […]

17.03.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Videos ·
Recipe ideas for St. Patrick’s Day

Recipe ideas for St. Patrick’s Day

(Relaxnews) – Take any recipe, swap out the liquid for stout, and you’ve instantly rejigged the recipe —  Irish style. For St. Patrick’s Day, here’s a round-up of recipe ideas that takes liberal — and creative –use of Ireland’s unofficial national drink for the most sacred of Irish holidays. Beef and Dark Beer Chili Editors […]

17.03.2012 · Filled under: Free Recipes, Videos ·
Upcoming video game releases: ‘Angry Birds Space,’ ‘Silent Hill Downpour,’ ‘Kinect Rush’

Upcoming video game releases: ‘Angry Birds Space,’ ‘Silent Hill Downpour,’ ‘Kinect Rush’

(Relaxnews) – The Angry Birds launch themselves into space, spooky series Silent Hill returns with Downpour, and Disney Pixar characters feature in Kinect Rush. PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond (Wii) North America: February 27, Everyone European regions: March 23, 7+ Japan: since November 2011, A (all ages) Befriend Pokémon from across all five generations, swapping between Pokémon Black & White chums Oshawott, Snivy and Tepig, and […]

17.03.2012 · Filled under: Games, Videos ·
Warner Bros. Studio Tour “The Making of Harry Potter” preview

Warner Bros. Studio Tour “The Making of Harry Potter” preview

  9 photos (Relaxnews) – Warner Bros. Studio Tour London opens March 31, offering visitors, “The Making of Harry Potter,” a behind-the-scenes experience of the cinematic magic of Harry Potter, complete with the actual sets, costumes, animatronics, special effects and props from the eight films in the series. http://www.wbstudiotour.co.uk RC ©Courtesy of Warner Bros. Studio […]

15.03.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Photos ·
First ‘Lego Batman 2’ trailer co-stars Robin, Superman, Lex

First ‘Lego Batman 2’ trailer co-stars Robin, Superman, Lex

(Relaxnews) – As its title might suggest, Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes stars not only Batman but a selection of DC Comic characters: Robin, Superman, Catwoman, and villains Joker, Lex Luthor and Bane. The game is being made for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Wii, DS and 3DS. No mention has been made of […]

15.03.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Videos ·
Featurette: Kristen Stewart in ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’

Featurette: Kristen Stewart in ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – Since director Ridley Scott launched trailers for his film Prometheus with teasers, this practice is catching on and may become a trend, with the latest sneak peak for Snow White and the Huntsman introduced by costar Chris Hemsworth (Thor). The new footage highlights the Evil Queen’s concern about the next in line as “the fairest in […]

15.03.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Videos ·
What’s next for Disney’s theme parks?

What’s next for Disney’s theme parks?

As Disneyland Paris celebrates its 20th anniversary next month, it will do so with an eye firmly on the future. After all, this is a park which at one point was innovating for its very survival — back in the 1990s, it was only a rebrand and the opening of Space Mountain which saved the […]

14.03.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, Videos ·
Images of the week: Medellin, Mombasa, Havana

Images of the week: Medellin, Mombasa, Havana

11 photos ©AFP PHOTO/ Manan VATSYAYANA Nandgaon, India Indian villagers smear themselves with colours during the Lathmar Holi festival at the Nandji Temple in Nandgaon, some 120 kms from New Delhi, on March 3, 2012. The women of Nandgaon, the hometown of Hindu God Krishna, attack the men from Barsana, the legendary hometown of Radha, […]

12.03.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, Photos ·
Get the look: Avril Lavigne

Get the look: Avril Lavigne

8 photos (Relaxnews) – Pop star Avril Lavigne has been impressing users of Polyvore with her edgy red carpet choices and rocky casual looks. See how they recreate her style here. ©nathaly-14/Polyvore Special uses : Use only Get the look: Avril Lavigne/Polyvore Rock chic Top from topshop.com, jacket from stylebop.com, pants from net-a-porter.com, Alexander Wang bag, boots from […]

12.03.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
Khan Academy launches iPad app for free educational tutoring on the go

Khan Academy launches iPad app for free educational tutoring on the go

(Relaxnews) – Online education site the Khan Academy has released a free iPad app that lets you download videos for offline viewing, access interactive transcripts of lectures, track your course progress and access more than 2,700 videos on subjects ranging from math to history. “It doesn’t matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, […]

12.03.2012 · Filled under: Apps ·
Tim Burton’s multimedia artwork on display in Paris

Tim Burton’s multimedia artwork on display in Paris

10 photos (Relaxnews) – An art exhibition and retrospective devoted to the work of Tim Burton is on display in Paris after touring to Los Angeles, Melbourne and Toronto. The show looks at Burton’s work as a director of animated and live-action films as well as his creations in the fields of art, illustration and […]

10.03.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Photos ·
Watch: master class with Tim Burton in Paris

Watch: master class with Tim Burton in Paris

(Relaxnews) – On March 5, director Tim Burton gave a master class at the French Cinémathèque in Paris to coincide with an exhibition of his work. A video of the talk has since been posted online and is available to watch in its entirety. After stops in Los Angeles, Melbourne and Toronto, the show titledTim […]

10.03.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Videos ·
Paris Fashion Week finale highlights: Louis Vuitton, Elie Saab, Miu Miu

Paris Fashion Week finale highlights: Louis Vuitton, Elie Saab, Miu Miu

9 photos (Relaxnews) – The most talked about show on the final day of Paris Fashion Week was undoubtedly Louis Vuitton’s extravagant Fall/Winter 2012 presentation in a lifesize facsimile of a train station, while Elie Saab and Miu Miu were among the other big names on closing day. See all the latest highlights here. ©AFP […]

08.03.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
Ambient awareness, crowdsourced funding, and focused apps at SXSW Interactive

Ambient awareness, crowdsourced funding, and focused apps at SXSW Interactive

(Relaxnews) – SXSW Interactive is challenging people to envision the future, and while attendees might have the future of technology in the back of their minds, their phones are zoomed in on a new breed of location-aware apps. Technology bloggers and SXSW attendees are already buzzing about a swathe of new location-based and check-in applications […]

08.03.2012 · Filled under: Apps ·
Advert for next-gen iPad becomes a viral video hit

Advert for next-gen iPad becomes a viral video hit

(Relaxnews) – Apple unveiled the highly anticipated next gen iPad at an event on March 7, sparking a massive online reaction and sending a TV advert for Apple’s latest product viral.The TV ad for the next-gen iPad looks likely to be a viral hit, gaining well over 100,000 views in 18 hours after it was […]

08.03.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology, Videos ·
Robot beats Opera to become world’s top mobile browser

Robot beats Opera to become world’s top mobile browser

(Relaxnews) – The Android web browser Robot has surpassed Opera to become the top mobile browser, according to new data from browser tracking site statcounter.com. The data shows that Android’s mobile web browser Robot overtook Opera — which is used on devices such as Blackberry, Symbian, Windows Mobile and others — in February 2012. According […]

06.03.2012 · Filled under: Apps ·
‘Magical’ features of the new iPad 3: viral video spotlight

‘Magical’ features of the new iPad 3: viral video spotlight

(Relaxnews) – Following on from his “magical” preview of iOS 5, YouTube user and optical illusionist Simon Pierro has pulled another trick out of his hat, scoring a viral hit with his preview of the iPad 3. Going under the YouTube user name of iOSmagic, Simon Pierro often demos some of the potential features of […]

06.03.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology, Videos ·
Top iPad apps: Draw Something, Star Drummer

Top iPad apps: Draw Something, Star Drummer

(Relaxnews) – This week the free version of the doodling-meets-social networking game Draw Something was popular, topping the charts in the USA and Australia, while in Korea iPad users were trying out their hand at drumming with the Star Drummer app. Details of these and other top free iPad applications by country* for the week, […]

06.03.2012 · Filled under: Apps, Games ·
Cookie for bedroom nookie? Aphrodisiac and hangover cookies to debut at organic trade show

Cookie for bedroom nookie? Aphrodisiac and hangover cookies to debut at organic trade show

(Relaxnews) – There’s a cookie that claims to boost your brain power, a biscuit that claims to help with a hangover, and even the ‘Chocolate Chip Nookie’ to help with sexy time in the boudoir. Created by The Cookie Department in Berkeley, California by a lone entrepreneur and baker, a quintet of cookies pull double duty when […]

06.03.2012 · Filled under: Home Food, Videos ·
‘Harry Potter’ 31-disc Wizards Collection features five new hours

‘Harry Potter’ 31-disc Wizards Collection features five new hours

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – Since Harry Potter fans are no longer awaiting more books or films from author J.K. Rowling, who is readying an adult novel now, devotees can anticipate the ultimate Harry Potter box set on Blu-ray/DVD, available to pre-order now. The most successful film franchise will get the deluxe treatment with a definitive package containing all eight films, […]

05.03.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Videos ·
Audi reveals seven new technologies heading for our cars

Audi reveals seven new technologies heading for our cars

(Relaxnews) – Audi has revealed details of seven new technologies it believes could soon be changing the way we drive. The automaker, which is gearing up to display at the enormous CeBIT technology show this week (March 6-10), is keen to emphasize the rapidly increasing sophistication of its vehicles in the face of competition from […]

05.03.2012 · Filled under: Motoring, Videos ·
(March-June) Apps agenda: Louis Vuitton, Michael Jackson, CeBIT

(March-June) Apps agenda: Louis Vuitton, Michael Jackson, CeBIT

18 photos (Relaxnews) – A roundup of the essential apps needed for keeping up-to-date with major events in art, music, sport and more for March 5th – 11th . ©Android Arts: Diego Rivera: Murals for the Museum of Modern Art (November 13 – May 14, New York) From the Mexican muralist’s one-person show for MoMA in 1931, […]

04.03.2012 · Filled under: Apps, Happenings ·
Clooney and Pitt in live-streamed play March 3

Clooney and Pitt in live-streamed play March 3

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – George Clooney and Brat Pitt re-team after 2007’s Oceans Thirteen on stage March 3 for a live-streamed reading of the drama 8 by Dustin Lance Black (Milk, J. Edgar) about the legal battle in California over gay marriage. The play is directed by Rob Reiner (The Bucket List, Spinal Tap) and being performed at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre […]

04.03.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Videos ·
Paris Fashion Week beauty highlights: Color-block hair

Paris Fashion Week beauty highlights: Color-block hair

8 photos (Relaxnews) – It may be time to reach for the hair dye as day five of the ongoing Paris Fashion Week was all about wild hair colors with Junya Watanabe and Comme des Garcons both sending models down the runway with bright locks. See highlights from all the latest shows here.   ©AFP PHOTO/ALEXANDER […]

04.03.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
Social media used to sell illegal drugs to youth, INCB warns

Social media used to sell illegal drugs to youth, INCB warns

(VIENNA-AFP) – Illegal online pharmacies are using social media to attract young customers and sell them illicit drugs and medicines, a UN agency warned Tuesday. “Illegal Internet pharmacies have started to use social media to get customers for their websites,” Hamid Ghodse, president of the International Narcotics Control Board, said in the agency’s annual report […]

02.03.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Film trailer: ‘Despicable Me 2’ in 3D

Film trailer: ‘Despicable Me 2’ in 3D

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – The first teaser trailer for Despicable Me 2 in 3D released on March 1 with a spotlight on the little yellow Minions performing a version of The Beach Boys’ tune “Barbara Ann.” The sequel to this animated blockbuster family comedy of 2010, which made $543.1 million worldwide, brings back super villain Gru and the […]

02.03.2012 · Filled under: Videos ·
Film trailer: Tim Burton’s ‘Frankenweenie’ in 3D

Film trailer: Tim Burton’s ‘Frankenweenie’ in 3D

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – The first trailer for Tim Burton’s animated film Frankenweenie in 3D debuted March 1 online, taking a twist on the Frankenstein story with a boy and his dog. The black-and-white stop-motion animation recalls the director’s 1993 film The Nightmare Before Christmas in his dark yet whimsical horror humor. This feature-length version of a 1984 short film […]

02.03.2012 · Filled under: Videos ·
Most blogged artists: Bear in Heaven, Regina Spektor release new tracks

Most blogged artists: Bear in Heaven, Regina Spektor release new tracks

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – Brooklyn-based electronic rock band Bear in Heaven continues to climb up The Hype Machine’s chart of most blogged artists on March 2 as bloggers circulate a new track by the group. Meanwhile, singer/songwriter Regina Spektor emerges in the top ten with a new track of her own. Bear in Heaven was formed […]

02.03.2012 · Filled under: Videos ·
Video: Peter Jackson releases ‘The Hobbit’ sixth production video

Video: Peter Jackson releases ‘The Hobbit’ sixth production video

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – A new production video from director Peter Jackson for The Hobbit films was released March 1 with behind-the-scenes footage from various locations across New Zealand and highlights of the massive production. In the first video blog of 2012, Jackson explains he can’t show any real scenes since some of the footage is from part […]

02.03.2012 · Filled under: Videos ·
(March-April) Music agenda: Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Wrecking Ball’, Juno Awards, MDNA

(March-April) Music agenda: Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Wrecking Ball’, Juno Awards, MDNA

(Relaxnews) – Coming up, New York hosts The Secret Policeman’s Ball on March 4 while Bruce Springsteen unveils his 19th studio album, Wrecking Ball. Also Austin readies the massive South by Southwest conference and festival, with the music portion running March 13-18. The Secret Policeman’s Ball  March 4 New York City, US To mark the 50th […]

02.03.2012 · Filled under: Happenings, Videos ·
Quad-core smartphones power up at Mobile World Congress

Quad-core smartphones power up at Mobile World Congress

5 photos (Relaxnews) – One of the biggest trends at this year’s Mobile World Congress event is the rise of the quad-core smartphone. Smartphone makers have upped the antie this year debuting a range of powerful mobile devices. Unless noted, pricing and release dates have not been announced. ©Huawei Device The world’s fastest quad-core smartphone […]

02.03.2012 · Filled under: Photos, Science & Technology ·
The uber-hip W Paris lands… Just in time for Paris Fashion Week

The uber-hip W Paris lands… Just in time for Paris Fashion Week

9 photos (Relaxnews) – The latest outpost of W Hotels, the long-awaited W Paris, has thrown open its doors in the French capital as Paris Fashion Week gets underway. Here, a look inside. ©Starwood Special uses : W Paris Only W Paris The W Paris, a new outpost from boutique chain W Hotels, has finally opened […]

02.03.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, Photos ·
Top tech headlines: MWC, Windows 8, iPad 3, Lytro reviews

Top tech headlines: MWC, Windows 8, iPad 3, Lytro reviews

(Relaxnews) – Hot topics in the tech blogs for the week ending March 2 include new smartphones and tablets at Mobile World Congress, the consumer preview of Microsoft’s Windows 8, Apple’s March 7 press conference and iPad 3 rumors, reviews of the shoot-first-focus-later Lytro camera, and Zynga launches Zynga.com. Smartphone and tablet announcements at Mobile […]

02.03.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology, Videos ·
(March-April) Travel agenda: Pacific Asia Indigenous Tourism Conference, Aircraft Interiors Expo

(March-April) Travel agenda: Pacific Asia Indigenous Tourism Conference, Aircraft Interiors Expo

(Relaxnews) – Next week sees the opening of ITB Berlin, one of the world’s largest tourism shows and an opportunity for countries from all over the globe to showcase their offerings to travel agents and the public. Look out for Egypt, a resurgent tourism force and the event’s headline sponsor. ITB Berlin March 7-11 Berlin, […]

02.03.2012 · Filled under: Happenings, Videos ·
Top trend: Bows

Top trend: Bows

8 photos (Relaxnews) – Whether adorning jewelry, hairbands or blouses, bows have been making an impact on style sharing community Polyvore. See how users of the site have been offering versatile takes on this ultra feminine accessory. ©paint-it-black/Polyvore Special uses : Use only Top Trend: Bows/Polyvore Spots Top from houseoffraser.co.uk, blazer from veryeickhoff.com, David Koma skirt, boots […]

29.02.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
PlayStation users invited to vote on 2011’s best

PlayStation users invited to vote on 2011’s best

(Relaxnews) – Visitors to the North American PlayStation Network Store can cast their votes in the 2012 Gamers’ Choice Awards starting February 28, with results announced March 6. Effectively, users of the PSN Store are voting on upcoming sale titles, as each category winner will then be given a one week discount of 30% from […]

28.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Promotions, Videos ·
In the mood of Corrado de Biase: ‘The Addams Family are my fantasy runway stars’

In the mood of Corrado de Biase: ‘The Addams Family are my fantasy runway stars’

(Relaxnews) – To celebrate Paris Fashion Week (February 28-March 7), Relaxnews presents a new feature, “In the mood of…” quizzing designers on their style secrets and sources of inspiration. Ahead of his February 28 Fall 2012 presentation, we enter into the world of designer Corrado De Biase. Relaxnews: What in your opinion is the most essential accessory […]

28.02.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Offbeat, Videos ·
British doctors may soon prescribe apps to patients

British doctors may soon prescribe apps to patients

(Relaxnews) – In the UK, the Department of Health plans to ask doctors in the country to encourage their patients to rely on mobile apps to track biometrics and symptoms for a range of health issues, from pregnancy to diabetes — all in hopes of trimming back unnecessary medical visits. According to a release last week, the […]

28.02.2012 · Filled under: Apps ·
Oscars red carpet fashion highlights

Oscars red carpet fashion highlights

13 photos (Relaxnews) – The 84th Academy Awards took place February 26, with red carpet highlights including Natalie Portman’s vintage Christian Dior gown and Meryl Streep’s eco-friendly Lanvin frock. See all of the best-dressed stars here. ©AFP PHOTO/Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Milla Jovovich Milla Jovovich sparkled in Elie Saab. ©AFP PHOTO/Jason Merritt/Getty Images Berenice Bejo Berenice […]

27.02.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
Winners of the 84th Academy Awards

Winners of the 84th Academy Awards

10 photos (Relaxnews) – Stars accept their Oscar statuettes, presented in Hollywood, California on February 26. ©AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR Best Picture Uggie the dog from Best Picture winner ‘The Artist’ poses with cast members in the press room. The film won 5 awards. ©AFP PHOTO / Robyn BECK Best Actor Actor Jean Dujardin […]

27.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Photos ·
Top iPhone apps: Move the Box, iEspagnol

Top iPhone apps: Move the Box, iEspagnol

(Relaxnews) – This week iPhone users in France were learning Spanish, pushing iEspagnol to the top of the free apps charts, while in the UK, USA and Korea players were testing their logical thinking abilities with Move the Box. Details of these and other top free iPhone applications by country* for the week, by number […]

27.02.2012 · Filled under: Apps ·