Aquino to hold 11 bilateral talks during APEC Summit

Aquino to hold 11 bilateral talks during APEC Summit

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III is going into least 11 bilateral meetings with his counterparts during the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting (AELM) next week. Ambassador Marciano Paynor Jr., director general of the APEC 2015 National Organizing Council, confirmed the President’s schedule in a press briefing Monday. However, a bilateral meeting with Chinese President […]

11.11.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
APIAVote, AAJC launch election hotline in multi-languages

APIAVote, AAJC launch election hotline in multi-languages

For this year’s elections, Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) and Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC partnered once again to support AANHPI voters through our national election protection hotline, 1-888-API-VOTE. Bilingual assistance was available to voters in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Tagalog. Calls were fielded from across the country, including from […]

11.11.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
Watch: Justin Bieber’s surprise performance at BBC 1 Teen Awards

Watch: Justin Bieber’s surprise performance at BBC 1 Teen Awards

(Relaxnews) – Justin Bieber gave a surprise performance at the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards over the weekend, reports Billboard. The Canadian pop singer performed “What Do You Mean,” “Where Are U Now” and “Boyfriend” to an enthusiastic crowd at London’s SSE Wembley Arena. The awards ceremony, which recognizes the achievements of young entertainers, featured performances […]

09.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
Philadelphia becomes first World Heritage City in US

Philadelphia becomes first World Heritage City in US

(Relaxnews) – Philadelphia has become the first US city to earn the distinction of being a World Heritage City, an exclusive club that includes the likes of Paris, Rome, Cairo and Kyoto. Up to now, the World Heritage Cities club counted 266 destinations around the world with the conspicuous absence of any US cities. But […]

09.11.2015 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, U.S. News ·
Did Matteo ever court KZ Tandingan?

Did Matteo ever court KZ Tandingan?

KZ Tandingan denied rumors that Matteo Guidicelli courted her in the past. The singer said they are just really close friends and never had any romantic ties. “We used to be very close friends na halos araw-araw nag-uusap na close friends,” she said. Asked if it is possible that she didn’t know that Guidicelli was […]

09.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Marcos burial at Libingan ng mga Bayani not a priority for Bongbong

Marcos burial at Libingan ng mga Bayani not a priority for Bongbong

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said Thursday that he will not actively pursue the burial of his father, the late president Ferdinand Marcos Sr., at the Libingan ng mga Bayani if ever he wins the vice presidency in 2016. “Hindi, parang malayo sa prayoridad. That’s not something that we have discussed,” Marcos […]

09.11.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
JFAV to lead Fil-Am vets rally Nov. 11

JFAV to lead Fil-Am vets rally Nov. 11

Los Angeles – The Justice League based in Los Angeles or the Justice for Filipino American Veterans, an alliance of veterans’ organizations, community advocates, youth and students announced that they will march for the fourth time in 15 years on Veterans Day, Wednesday November 11 in Hollywood, Los Angeles. The Justice League with 34 organizations endorsing the […]

09.11.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Palace hopes laglag bala issue won’t affect PHL image

Palace hopes laglag bala issue won’t affect PHL image

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A Malacañang official expressed hope Friday that the attention given by international media on the laglag bala controversy at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport will not affect efforts to promote the country as a tourist destination. “Unfortunately, these are unattended consequences of the attention that this (issue) has generated and we are […]

08.11.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Texas, Southern plains on alert for another round of flooding rainfall

Texas, Southern plains on alert for another round of flooding rainfall

By Jordan Root, Meteorologist for AccuWeather.com AccuWeather Global Weather Center   – AccuWeather reports following a very wet second half of October in the southern Plains, the weather pattern is showing no signs of letting up as another storm system is expected to deliver heavy rain towards the end of the week. A storm aloft […]

08.11.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
AARP returns as title sponsor of 5th Annual TOFA-NY Awards

AARP returns as title sponsor of 5th Annual TOFA-NY Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C. – For the second consecutive year, AARP presented The Outstanding Filipino Americans in New York (TOFA-NY) Awards on Saturday, October 31 at Carnegie Hall in New York. Created to recognize and celebrate the achievements of individuals and organizations that have raised the profile of the Filipino American community in a unique way, TOFA honored 15 exceptional individuals and […]

08.11.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Grace Poe mulls taking ‘second opinion’ after DNA test results show no match

Grace Poe mulls taking ‘second opinion’ after DNA test results show no match

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Senator Grace Poe is considering taking a second set of DNA tests with her probable biological kin after the initial trials yielded negative results. “Just like [in getting] a medical opinion, you can always get a second opinion. So we’re open to having a retest,” Poe told reporters.during the Makabayan coalition’s formal […]

08.11.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Amid hate over laglag bala, inspectors show quiet love with purple ribbons

Amid hate over laglag bala, inspectors show quiet love with purple ribbons

MANILA   (Mabuhay) – Despised by passengers over the laglag bala extortion some of their colleagues are suspected of committing, luggage inspectors and other personnel of the Office of Transportation Security on Friday came up with a show of quiet love. Screening officers from the OTS wore pink ribbons around their right arms as they […]

08.11.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Japan’s dainty geishas in secret fast-food raids

Japan’s dainty geishas in secret fast-food raids

(Kyoto, Japan-AFP) – A craving for fast food presents few obstacles to most people, but for Japan’s dainty, doll-like geishas, it calls for a daring undercover operation — and a cunning disguise. While strictly taboo for a geisha to be seen munching French fries, some “geiko” — as they are known in the ancient city […]

08.11.2015 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Big N. America debut for Bond film ‘Spectre’

Big N. America debut for Bond film ‘Spectre’

(Los Angeles-AFP) – The new James Bond movie “Spectre” overcame lukewarm reviews to triumph at the North American box office, earning a whopping $73 million on its debut weekend, industry estimates showed Sunday. The star-studded spy thriller — with Daniel Craig as the dashing secret agent, Italian beauty Monica Bellucci and Oscar-winning Austrian star Christoph […]

08.11.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Film, Hollywood Stars ·

Senator Huff urges homeowners to consider flood insurance

Heavy El Niño rainfall could flood areas not considered flood risks SACRAMENTO: Senator Bob Huff (R-San Dimas) is asking both home and business owners to consider the purchase of flood insurance before El Niño rainfall conditions are expected to strike California. Senator Huff points out that the disaster that covered cars with mudslides on a […]

05.11.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

Nearly 500 hospitals pay $250-M to resolve false claims act allegations related to implantation of cardiac devices: FBI

WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice has reached 70 settlements involving 457 hospitals in 43 states for more than $250 million related to cardiac devices that were implanted in Medicare patients in violation of Medicare coverage requirements, the Department of Justice announced today. “While recognizing and respecting physician judgment, the department will hold accountable hospitals […]

05.11.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

Nurses hail Cal/OSHA’s proposed regulations to prevent workplace violence

Prevention is the cure to epidemic of violence, nurses say    Nurses are very pleased with the Cal/OSHA Board’s proposed regulations for workplace violence prevention, announced the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United today. The proposed regulations, released last Friday, will implement SB 1299, the Healthcare Workplace Violence Prevention Act, which was sponsored by CNA and […]

05.11.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

Los Angeles wants backyard cisterns to collect rain water

(Los Angeles, United States-AFP) – Officials in drought-stricken Los Angeles want locals to consider installing special cisterns to collect rainwater that would otherwise run off and go to waste. It hardly rains in southern California, but when it does, sudden and powerful downpours can lead to flooding and landslides – with much of the excess […]

05.11.2015 · Filled under: Environment, U.S. News ·
Union Bank, American Heart Association reveal name and design of their 2016 Rose Parade float

Union Bank, American Heart Association reveal name and design of their 2016 Rose Parade float

LOS ANGELES, CA –  Union Bank and the American Heart Association (AHA) Western States Affiliate announced today their premier float will be called “Union of Hearts.” The float will be a part of the world famous 2016 Rose Parade® presented by Honda. The name pays tribute to the 30-year collaboration between the bank and the […]

04.11.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Local News, Services ·
Regine Velasquez shares ‘secret’ to staying power

Regine Velasquez shares ‘secret’ to staying power

Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez said she feels blessed that people are still interested in her music. In a recent press conference for her upcoming concert series, “Regine… at the Theater”, Velasquez shared what she believes is the “secret” to her staying power in the local entertainment industry. “Maraming bata na mas magagaling sa akin but […]

04.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Brand-by-brand lowdown on Android 6.0 Marshmallow rollout

Brand-by-brand lowdown on Android 6.0 Marshmallow rollout

(Relaxnews) – As the first models pre-loaded with Android 6.0 Marshmallow hit the shelves, manufacturers are preparing to update their high-end phones with this new version of Google’s mobile operating system. As for each version of Android that has been released, it will be installed in priority in the Nexus range — the new handsets […]

04.11.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Community center in Vietnam among day 1 winners at World Architecture Festival

Community center in Vietnam among day 1 winners at World Architecture Festival

(Relaxnews) – Taking place this week in Singapore, the World Architecture Festival has announced the first round of winners leading up to Friday’s announcement of World Building of the Year. Category winners are being revealed in two rounds on Wednesday and Thursday. Among those announced Wednesday is, in the House category, Saigon House in Vietnam […]

04.11.2015 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
First look: Eddie Redmayne in ‘Fantastic Beasts’

First look: Eddie Redmayne in ‘Fantastic Beasts’

(Relaxnews) – A first image from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter prequel film, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” has just been revealed. The cover of the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly reveals an exclusive image of Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, an eminent magizoologist who searches for magical creatures in the wizarding world and […]

04.11.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Burberry honors ‘Billy Elliot’ with holiday campaign

Burberry honors ‘Billy Elliot’ with holiday campaign

(Relaxnews) – Burberry has unveiled its 2015 festive advertising campaign which pays tribute to the 15th anniversary of the cult ballet movie “Billy Elliot”. Burberry’s short film for the occasion features a star-studded cast including British musician Sir Elton John, who provided the score for the movie’s theater adaptation, and the UK actress Julie Walters, […]

Superhero roundup: Kidman’s potential ‘Wonder Woman’ role, ‘Jessica Jones’ cameo, ‘Doctor Strange’ casting

Superhero roundup: Kidman’s potential ‘Wonder Woman’ role, ‘Jessica Jones’ cameo, ‘Doctor Strange’ casting

(Relaxnews) – Nicole Kidman is linked with “Wonder Woman,” the episode list for “Jessica Jones” generates crossover talk, and the cast list for “Doctor Strange” makes another impressive addition. Wonder Woman to recruit Kidman With Patty Jenkins in place to direct Gal Gadot in “Wonder Woman,” other pieces of the 2017 puzzle are slotting into […]

03.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Trailer: Chris Hemsworth in ‘In the Heart of the Sea’

Trailer: Chris Hemsworth in ‘In the Heart of the Sea’

(Relaxnews) – Ron Howard’s “In the Heart of the Sea” has a final trailer ahead of its December 11 US release, revealing more details of the survival story. Chris Hemsworth stars in the film, which is based on a book by Nathaniel Philbrick that tells the true story behind “Moby Dick.” Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy […]

03.11.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
MIAA to focus on sacking officers involved in laglag-bala – spokesman

MIAA to focus on sacking officers involved in laglag-bala – spokesman

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Amid calls for President Benigno Aquino III to remove General Manager Angel Jose Honrado from office, efforts should instead be turned to sacking those directly involved in the “laglag-bala” extortion scheme, the spokesman of the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said Monday. MIAA spokesman David de Castro said, “It would be good […]

03.11.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Julie Anne: Social media star and campus hotshot

Julie Anne: Social media star and campus hotshot

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Julie Anne San Jose is known for actively posting cover songs on streaming services Ustream, YouTube and SoundCloud despite having already established herself as a bankable recording artist. Among her covers that became viral is her take on Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass” that has garnered some 19 million views on YouTube and […]

03.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Philippine News ·
Washington meet shines spotlight on APEC 2015

Washington meet shines spotlight on APEC 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C  – The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the premiere economic policy organization in the region, plays a unique role in supporting sustainable economic growth and prosperity in the Asia Pacific through a holistic approach which empowers government, business, and civil society sectors of its member economies. Representatives from these three sectors gathered in Washington, […]

03.11.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Tor Messenger: an alternative solution for encrypted untraceable instant messaging

Tor Messenger: an alternative solution for encrypted untraceable instant messaging

(Relaxnews) – Following in the wake of its web browser, the anonymous network Tor has released a beta version of a new instant messenger. Tor Messenger is a new instant messaging program based on Instantbird, an open source instant messenger client provided by the Mozilla Foundation. This new program is already compatible with several networks […]

02.11.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Adele’s ‘Hello’ becomes the biggest UK number one in three years

Adele’s ‘Hello’ becomes the biggest UK number one in three years

(Relaxnews) – Adele’s new single “Hello” has notched up a new record in her native UK, becoming the biggest number one track in three years. The song’s opening week saw it shift 333,000 copies, including 259,000 downloads and 7.32 million streams, Billboard reports, beating Justin Bieber’s record of 3.87million plays in one week with “What Do You […]

02.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Royal Albert Hall to screen ‘Alice in Wonderland’ with live orchestra

Royal Albert Hall to screen ‘Alice in Wonderland’ with live orchestra

(Relaxnews) – Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” is to get a screening at London’s Royal Albert Hall accompanied by a live orchestra and choir. Revealed by the Hall on Monday and picked up by The Hollywood Reporter, the screenings will take place on December 12. It will be part of the venue’s “Live Score” series, which […]

02.11.2015 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
Aquino: Fast forward or return to a dismal past?

Aquino: Fast forward or return to a dismal past?

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday said Filipinos will be faced with the question come 2016 that will determine the future of the country for the next six years: “Do we continue along the straight path that has seen us achieve so much together or do we allow our country to return […]

02.11.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Lovi Poe: No stranger to helping others

Lovi Poe: No stranger to helping others

Lovi Poe took time off from her busy schedule recently to be with street children under the care of Childhope Asia Philippines. Apart from bringing them food, the “Beautiful Strangers” star joined the kids in sing-alongs and in several games. It’s easy to think she is doing it for publicity’s sake but we were surprised […]

02.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
‘Daang Matuwid Edition 2’ if Mar is elected president in 2016

‘Daang Matuwid Edition 2’ if Mar is elected president in 2016

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Former Interior secretary Mar Roxas on Tuesday told businessmen that he will lead the “Daang Matuwid Edition 2” to continue the reforms started by President Benigno Aquino III. “Daang Matuwid Edition 1 has fixed the structural reforms, has given us a platform from which to spring. And Daang Matuwid Edition 2 will […]

02.11.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
L.A. City Council proclaims October 2015 as Filipino-American History/Heritage Month

L.A. City Council proclaims October 2015 as Filipino-American History/Heritage Month

Los Angeles – The Los Angeles City Council, led by Councilmembers Mitch O’Farrell and Jose Huizar, honored the Filipino American community in Los Angeles by presenting a Resolution proclaiming October 2015 as Filipino-American History/Heritage Month on 23 October 2015 at the John Ferraro Council Chamber of the City Hall of Los Angeles. The Council honored, among other, […]

02.11.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
‘Partnership of Equals’ highlighted at PHL envoy’s US Naval War College lecture

‘Partnership of Equals’ highlighted at PHL envoy’s US Naval War College lecture

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – “While many people still look at the bilateral relations [between the Philippines and the United States] through the prism of our earlier colonial history, I firmly believe our partnership has evolved into one of equals, bound not just by our shared history but a mutuality of interests.” This was how Ambassador Jose […]

02.11.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Warning from the Philippine Government regarding Fake Land Titles

Warning from the Philippine Government regarding Fake Land Titles

For your FYI so you will understand the importance. Warning from the Philippine Government regarding Fake Land Titles. Beware of land fraud and scam. Per the Philippine Government, do not buy any land from people who are part of the Squatting Syndicates. Some of them claiming the whole Philippines while others are claiming millions of […]

31.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
‘The Walking Dead’ renewed for Season 7 by AMC

‘The Walking Dead’ renewed for Season 7 by AMC

(Relaxnews) – The cult TV series “The Walking Dead” has been renewed for a seventh season, it was announced on the AMC blog on October 30. AMC’s zombie apocalypse series “The Walking Dead”, as well as its live after-show “The Talking Dead”, hosted by comedian Chris Hardwick, have both been renewed for a 7th and 6th season […]

31.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘By the Sea’ trailer released, starring Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt

‘By the Sea’ trailer released, starring Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt

(Relaxnews) – “By the Sea” stars real-life husband and wife playing a struggling couple who reach breaking point at a French holiday resort. Jolie Pitt not only stars as co-lead, but she also wrote, directed and produced the 70s-inspired movie. “By the Sea” follows her previous directorial roles in “In the Land of Blood and Honey” and […]

31.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Samsung offers free wireless charger to activations before November 8

Samsung offers free wireless charger to activations before November 8

(Relaxnews) – Users who activate Samsung Pay on their devices before November 8 will be sent a free wireless charger. Earlier this week, Samsung announced that they had passed the 1 million users milestone and now they are encouraging even more registrations with the offer of a free wireless charger for Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+ […]

31.10.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Fresh complaint vs. Aquino, Abad, Drilon filed over DAP, PDAF ‘misuse’

Fresh complaint vs. Aquino, Abad, Drilon filed over DAP, PDAF ‘misuse’

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Another complaint was filed Friday against President Benigno Aquino III over the Department of Agriculture’s alleged misuse of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) of several lawmakers and as well as the executive branch’s funds under the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). The latest complaint was filed by former TESDA chief and presidential […]

31.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Duterte substitution was party’s decision — Dino

Duterte substitution was party’s decision — Dino

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Ex-PDP-Laban presidential candidate Martin Diño admitted Friday that it was the party’s decision to name Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as their substitute candidate for president. Diño said they submitted Duterte’s name as his substitute even without the mayor’s permission. Diño denied that he filed a certificate of candidacy for president as a […]

31.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
California Fil-Ams celebrate Larry Itliong Day with fervor

California Fil-Ams celebrate Larry Itliong Day with fervor

By Abner Galino THE celebration of the 1st Larry Itliong Day in California was a huge success. Thousands of Filipino-Americans came out and participated in a three-day marathon of community activities held in many cities around the state that started in October 23. Art Garcia, a prominent community leader in Los Angeles said the commemoration […]

29.10.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Transylvania is Lonely Planet’s top vacation destination for 2016

Transylvania is Lonely Planet’s top vacation destination for 2016

(Relaxnews) – On October 29 Lonely Planet will publish its “Best of 2016”, a compilation of travel destinations that will attract a lot of attention next year. Ten regions will gain in popularity, starting with Transylvania in Romania, where the city of Cluj-Napoca is looking forward to meeting art fans and its Airbnb hosts are […]

28.10.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Books, Destinations ·
Cyclists battle Philippine capital’s ‘Carmageddon’

Cyclists battle Philippine capital’s ‘Carmageddon’

(Manila-AFP) – Cyclist Jack Yabut is on a perilous and likely futile crusade to help the Philippine capital beat “Carmageddon”, but even if his campaign fails — he will have saved time on his own commute. Traffic in the megacity of 12 million people has reached crisis levels this year, as record car sales have […]

28.10.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Philippine News, Sports & Recreation ·
‘Koppu’ agri damage highlights need for wider crop insurance coverage, says Chiz

‘Koppu’ agri damage highlights need for wider crop insurance coverage, says Chiz

Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero said the massive destruction caused by typhoon “Lando” on agriculture underscores the need to increase the coverage of crop insurance in the country. As of Friday, the Department of Agriculture (DA) reported that the cost of the damage has already reached P6.4 billion, covering thousands of hectares of farmlands in the Ilocos, […]

28.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PNP chief orders probe into ex-Iglesia ni Cristo minister’s abduction claims

PNP chief orders probe into ex-Iglesia ni Cristo minister’s abduction claims

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Philippine National Police chief Director General Ricardo Marquez has ordered the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group to open an investigation into the claims of former Iglesia ni Cristo minister Lowell Menorca that leaders of the religious group are involved in his alleged abduction. Marquez said he has directed the CIDG to reach […]

28.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
One Direction to perform ‘Perfect’ at the AMAs

One Direction to perform ‘Perfect’ at the AMAs

(Relaxnews) – The American Music Awards announced on Tuesday, October 27 that One Direction will be performing their single “Perfect” live during the event. The AMAs 2015 will be One Direction’s third performance at the event, but the first as a four-piece, following the departure of member Zayn Malik in March. The boy band will be performing […]

28.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
Operation ‘Fright Night’ targets cosmetic contact lenses

Operation ‘Fright Night’ targets cosmetic contact lenses

Items ‘Illegally sold’ without a prescription pose risk to eyesight LOS ANGELES – The owners and operators of 10 Southern California businesses were charged today in federal court with illegally selling cosmetic contact lenses without prescriptions. Some of the products that were purchased in connection with this investigation were contaminated with dangerous pathogens that can […]

28.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Christian Bautista on showbiz stress, rest and relaxation

Christian Bautista on showbiz stress, rest and relaxation

He is known as one of the most down-to-earth denizens of local tinseltown, probably owing to his simple roots as a hometown boy who made it big. Christian Bautista started out as a finalist in the singing competition “Star in a Million,” and is currently hosting “To The Top,” a band search on the GMA […]

28.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
West Nile Virus Weekly Update

West Nile Virus Weekly Update

Deadly West Nile Virus spreading in SoCal? The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) continues to identify West Nile virus activity in Los Angeles County. Sixteen mosquito samples, four American crow, and 12 chickens tested positive this week.  One mosquito sample collected from the city of Norwalk represents the first confirmation of WNV […]

28.10.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Local News ·
‘Downton Abbey’ actor Dan Stevens joins Anne Hathaway on ‘Colossal’

‘Downton Abbey’ actor Dan Stevens joins Anne Hathaway on ‘Colossal’

(Relaxnews) – British actor Dan Stevens, best known for playing Matthew Crawley on “Downton Abbey,” has been cast as one of the male leads opposite Anne Hathaway in the sci-fi flick “Colossal.” According to Variety, Stevens will play Hathaway’s ex-boyfriend, who later fights to win her back. Jason Sudeikis also stars in the film. The […]

27.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Google Play Store app price limit doubled to $400

Google Play Store app price limit doubled to $400

(Relaxnews) – Google has upped the ceiling cost for apps and in-app purchases (IAPs) on its Play Store around the world. The US is not the only country where Google has chosen to lift the maximum price developers can ask for an app and IAPs. To name but a few: Canada has gone from $210 to […]

27.10.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
New report highlights disparities among growing Asian American population in western U.S.

New report highlights disparities among growing Asian American population in western U.S.

Disaggregated data shows diversity of challenges faced by Asian Americans and highlights political power of growing demographic WASHINGTON – Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice) released a new report about the growing Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) populations in the Western United States, including Arizona, Hawai’i, Oregon, and the Las Vegas and […]

27.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
CA Labor Commissioner partners with community groups to convene workplace justice summit

CA Labor Commissioner partners with community groups to convene workplace justice summit

Leaders across sectors discuss how to implement this year’s landmark workplace policies LOS ANGELES – The halls of Loyola Law school were bustling with over 200 community, labor, and governmental leaders at the Workplace Justice Summit. The event, organized by California Labor Commissioner Julie Su and a broad coalition of community leaders, brought these diverse […]

27.10.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Mila Kunis, Christina Applegate, Kristen Bell to star in mom comedy

Mila Kunis, Christina Applegate, Kristen Bell to star in mom comedy

(Relaxnews) – Mila Kunis, Christina Applegate and Kristen Bell will appear together in a comedy for the big screen about overstressed mothers who embark on a binge of freedom that will be written by the same team behind “The Hangover.” Originally, the project “Bad Moms” was to star Leslie Mann and was to be produced […]

27.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Fil-Am video journalists part of choir that broke Guinness World Record

Fil-Am video journalists part of choir that broke Guinness World Record

LOS ANGELES – Two Filipino-American video journalists took part in the spectacular global musical performance that has recently broken the Guinness World Record for the largest gospel choir. “I was amazed and had goosebumps,” said Christy Rosacia, Los Angeles correspondent for UNTV. “I was teary-eyed. They were tears of joy.” Rosacia and Joy Macainan, who […]

27.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Aiko Melendez wins Best Actress award in Manhattan film fest

Aiko Melendez wins Best Actress award in Manhattan film fest

Aiko Melendez happily announced that she won the Best Actress award at the International Film Festival Manhattan 2015 for her performance in the movie, “Asintado”. On Instagram, Melendez said she got the good news from director Louie Ignacio. She thanked all the people who are part of “Asintado” as well as her fans and members […]

27.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
125 presidential aspirants asked to prove they are not nuisance

125 presidential aspirants asked to prove they are not nuisance

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Jose Andres Bautista confirmed Monday that the poll body’s law department has asked 125 of the 130 who filed certificates of candidacy for president to prove they are not nuisance. Bautista said the Comelec found prima facie (at first look) pieces of evidence to declare the 125 […]

27.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
U.S. EPA honors 2015 green power leaders in California

U.S. EPA honors 2015 green power leaders in California

Apple, Intel among those cited SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced its annual Green Power Leadership Awards to seven businesses across California. The firms were among 25 businesses and organizations across 13 states recognized for their achievements in advancing the nation’s renewable energy market and reducing greenhouse gas emissions that contribute […]

26.10.2015 · Filled under: Environment, U.S. News ·
Macklemore, Bieber win at MTV Europe awards

Macklemore, Bieber win at MTV Europe awards

(Milan-AFP) – Hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis were the surprise winners Sunday for Best Video at the MTV Europe Music Awards in a show with a heavy dose of Justin Bieber. In a field that included superstar Taylor Swift, who had the most nominations of the night, the Seattle-based duo won for Best Video […]

26.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Philippines cancels flights, alerts hospitals over haze

Philippines cancels flights, alerts hospitals over haze

(Manila-AFP) – The Philippines cancelled flights and put hospitals on alert on Sunday, as its southern and central islands were covered by thickening haze from Indonesian forest fires. Smog from Indonesian slash-and-burn farming has choked vast expanses of Southeast Asia for weeks, killing at least 10 people, forcing events to be shut down and schools […]

26.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Bond’s back: ‘Spectre’ premieres in London

Bond’s back: ‘Spectre’ premieres in London

(London-AFP) – James Bond returns to the silver screen on Monday in “Spectre” at a glittering premiere in London, expected to be attended by members of Britain’s royal family. Prince William, his wife Kate and brother Prince Harry are among the guests due at the opening night for the 24th outing of the Martini-quaffing British […]

26.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Microsoft to open doors to its first flagship store in New York

Microsoft to open doors to its first flagship store in New York

(Relaxnews) – The doors to Microsoft’s first, flagship store are set to open in New York today, to become the company’s largest retail space to date. After six years of planning, the Microsoft Store will open at 677 Fifth Avenue, where products will be showcased across two floors spanning 22,269 square feet (2,070 square meters). […]

26.10.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Science & Technology ·
Maja Salvador to hold concert at MOA Arena

Maja Salvador to hold concert at MOA Arena

Actress Maja Salvador is getting ready for the big time as a concert performer. After staging shows in malls and medium-sized venues, like the Music Museum in Greenhills, Salvador is set to conquer the Mall of Asia Arena. The concert dubbed as “Majasty” will be held on November 13 at Mall of Asia Arena. Salvador […]

26.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Malacanang’s trust rating continues to drop; LGUs now most trusted govt institution

Malacanang’s trust rating continues to drop; LGUs now most trusted govt institution

MANILA (Mabuhay) — While public trust in Malacañang has been declining since 2012, the local government unit as a government sub-institution seems to be telling a different story as it now emerges the most trusted state entity by the public, according to the latest Philippine Trust Index study released Thursday. In the 2015 PTI, the […]

26.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Fil-Am nurse on bus ads gets to meet Obama

Fil-Am nurse on bus ads gets to meet Obama

An activist, Almada lost her job while fighting for better working conditions By Abner Galino From an anonymous smiling face on a bus advertisement to a recognized face smiling and shaking hands with the President of the United States of America. This must be how to put in a nutshell a recent whirlwind episode on […]

24.10.2015 · Filled under: News ·
Human trafficking crimes gets attention of state lawmakers

Human trafficking crimes gets attention of state lawmakers

Huff legislation targets the demand side of human trafficking SACRAMENTO – Senator Bob Huff (R-San Dimas) took part in a special Informational Hearing today hosted by the Assembly Committee on Public Safety, where legislators shined a spotlight on the world’s fastest growing criminal enterprise. Human Trafficking:  Identifying the Scope of the Problem and Potential Solutions […]

22.10.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Star Wars: Mark Hamill thought Luke should have turned evil

Star Wars: Mark Hamill thought Luke should have turned evil

(Relaxnews) – Ten-year-old archive footage shows Luke Skywalker actor Mark Hamill dropping some character development knowledge in front of his future director J.J. Abrams; curious fans are now asking whether that could have influenced the storyline of December’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Hosting the penultimate episode of chat show “Dinner for Five” was Kevin […]

22.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Elton John announces new album, ‘Wonderful Crazy Night’

Elton John announces new album, ‘Wonderful Crazy Night’

(Relaxnews) – Elton John’s 33rd studio album, “Wonderful Crazy Night,” will be released on February 5, it was announced Thursday. Co-produced by John and T-Bone Burnett, the 10-track LP will be joined by two bonus tracks for a Deluxe edition and by four additional tracks for the Super Deluxe edition, which will also include a […]

22.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Recto: 86.2% cut in PAGASA’s budget if Aquino won’t sign modernization bill

Recto: 86.2% cut in PAGASA’s budget if Aquino won’t sign modernization bill

MANILA, Oct 21 (Mabuhay) – Senator Ralph Recto expressed confidence Wednesday that President Benigno Aquino III will soon sign into law the PAGASA modernization bill, which has been approved by Congress last August. Recto warned that failure to enact the bill will cut the budget of PAGASA by 86.2 percent. The PAGASA Modernization Bill authorizes […]

22.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Largest veteran job fair in Los Angeles County in Woodland Hills Oct. 22

Largest veteran job fair in Los Angeles County in Woodland Hills Oct. 22

(Sherman Oaks, Calif.) – The Valley Economic Alliance along with the California Employment Development Department  is hosting the 9th annual largest veteran job fair of its kind in Los Angeles County on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at the Warner Center Marriott Hotel located at 21850 Oxnard Street, Woodland Hills, CA from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Over 1,500 veterans […]

22.10.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd crash Jimmy Kimmel Live

Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd crash Jimmy Kimmel Live

(Relaxnews) – In honor of Back to the Future Day October 21, Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd reunited on the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” TV show, in character, complete with a silver DeLorean and white Nike sneakers. Doc Brown and Marty were less than impressed when they crashed onto the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” show and discovered […]

22.10.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Full-length ‘Joy’ trailer released

Full-length ‘Joy’ trailer released

(Relaxnews) – Lines spoken by Jennifer Lawrence serve as a voiceover in a new trailer for “Joy” that tracks her character’s story arc. Lawrence plays Joy Mangano, the founder of the Miracle Mop, and the story follows the single mother and entrepreneur as well as four generations of her family. The film from David O. […]

21.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Malacañang on moves of politicians to help Typhoon ‘Lando’ victims: our people are intelligent

Malacañang on moves of politicians to help Typhoon ‘Lando’ victims: our people are intelligent

MANILA, Oct. 20 (Mabuhay) — Malacañang is leaving it up to the people to assess the actions of politicians who are extending aid to victims of Typhoon “Lando”. In a briefing Tuesday, Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said there are rules that can determine whether the actions of the politicians are […]

21.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
DSWD warns ‘Lando’ evacuees against returning home sans go-signal of authorities

DSWD warns ‘Lando’ evacuees against returning home sans go-signal of authorities

MANILA, Oct. 20 (Mabuhay) – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) reiterated on Tuesday its call for typhoon “Lando” evacuees wishing to return home to heed the advisories of concerned government authorities to ensure their safety. According to DSWD Secretary Corazon J. Soliman, it is important that the evacuees wait for the go-signal […]

21.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Pinoy boxers sweep foes in their US debut

Pinoy boxers sweep foes in their US debut

By Abner Galino THE Philippines vs World boxing event in Los Angeles turned out to be as explosive as it has been promoted, resulting in three breathtaking knockdowns and two other fights filled with  fierce exchanges of blows – all of them ending in the victory of Filipino pugilists. Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo lived up to […]

21.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Sports & Recreation ·
ALA Promotions features talents to America with Pinoy Pride Edition

ALA Promotions features talents to America with Pinoy Pride Edition

By Rod Mijares Balita Media Nevada correspondent After a successful boxing promotions in the Philippines and in the Middle East, ALA Boxing Promotions in collaboration with ABS-CBN makes history by promoting their latest installment of never ending Pinoy Pride, where else, but in the boxing mecca of the world, America, the land of opportunities where […]

21.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Local News, Online, Sports & Recreation ·
PHL’S efforts towards sustainable food security highlighted at global youth institute address

PHL’S efforts towards sustainable food security highlighted at global youth institute address

WASHINGTON, D.C – Exceptional high school students from across the United States and other countries learned about positive developments in the Philippines and its efforts to become climate-resilient, climate-smart, and food-secure. Some 200 high school students are participating in the three-day Global Youth Institute hosted by the World Food Prize Foundation in Des Moines, Iowa from 15 to 17 October […]

18.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
‘Lando’ may linger in Luzon until Tuesday

‘Lando’ may linger in Luzon until Tuesday

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Typhoon “Lando” has slightly intensified and is expected to linger in the landmass after decelerating as it approaches Aurora province, the state weather bureau said in its weather bulletin issued at 11 a.m. Saturday. In an interview, PAGASA weather forecaster Benison Estareja said that as of 11 a.m. Saturday, the eye of […]

18.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PAGASA: Lando may bring 24 hours of heavy rain

PAGASA: Lando may bring 24 hours of heavy rain

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Typhoon Lando has intensified further and may bring heavy rain in almost all areas in Luzon for more than 24 hours, weather bureau PAGASA said before noon Saturday. “Kahapon six to 12 hours, pero ang huling model ay posibleng more than 24 hours. Ang tagal po ang kaulapan ng bagyo sa Luzon […]

18.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Apl.de.ap Foundation International donates ophthalmology equipment to medical center in Davao City

Apl.de.ap Foundation International donates ophthalmology equipment to medical center in Davao City

Campaign for Filipino Children pledges similar gifts to four other regional hospitals in the country (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Allen Pineda Lindo, or better known as Apl.de.ap of the Grammy award-winning group Black Eyed Peas, is legally blind. So it was only appropriate that when his international foundation decided to launch its first healthcare initiative it […]

18.10.2015 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Local News, Services ·
Disney and Nation Ltd. to collaborate on Tinker Bell collection

Disney and Nation Ltd. to collaborate on Tinker Bell collection

(Relaxnews) – Disney is teaming up with Nation Ltd. to produce a capsule collection dedicated to the beloved Disney character, Tinker Bell, reports Women’s Wear Daily. Disney will partner with the California-based T-shirt company to create T-shirts, tank tops and sweatshirts, featuring a vintage print of Tinker Bell and complete with fairy dust. Items will retail […]

17.10.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Sandiganbayan raffles off cases of Lani Cayetano, Padaca

Sandiganbayan raffles off cases of Lani Cayetano, Padaca

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Sandiganbayan is set to start hearing the new batch of cases involving several former and incumbent government officials recently charged by the Office of the Ombudsman. Based on the results of Friday’s raffle, the Sandiganbayan First Division, chaired by Associate Justice Efren Dela Cruz, will handle the case filed against Taguig […]

17.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Grace Poe makes her own decisions — Chiz

Grace Poe makes her own decisions — Chiz

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Vice presidential candidate Senator Chiz Escudero on Friday defended his running mate, Senator Grace Poe, from accusations that he is the one calling the shots in their tandem, seen as one of the formidable ones in the 2016 elections. “Tila minamaliit nila si Senator Grace kapag sinasabi nila ‘yan,” Escudero said. “Malayang […]

17.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Celine Dion appeal for new songs receives 4,000 submissions

Celine Dion appeal for new songs receives 4,000 submissions

(Paris-AFP) – A public appeal by Celine Dion for new songs for her next album in French has been met with a flood of offered tunes, according to a former Canadian media boss close to the singer’s manager. Around 4,000 songs were sent to Dion’s website and management company by the October 5 deadline, Charles […]

17.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
China billionaires overtake US: survey

China billionaires overtake US: survey

(Shanghai, China-AFP) – The number of billionaires in China has overtaken that of the United States for the first time, an annual survey said Thursday, despite slowing growth in the world’s second-largest economy. Communist-ruled China now has 596 billionaires, up a “staggering” 242 over the last year, Shanghai-based luxury magazine publisher Hurun Report said, surpassing […]

17.10.2015 · Filled under: Asian News, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
AARP launches National Caregiving Awareness Campaign: Show Kindness to 40 Million Caregivers

AARP launches National Caregiving Awareness Campaign: Show Kindness to 40 Million Caregivers

Campaign will include a new AARP caregiving book, Random Acts of Kindness contest, caregiving fair, and a special AARP The Magazine report featuring an intimate look into ‘24 hours in the life of caregivers’ WASHINGTON, DC—November is National Family Caregivers Month and AARP is launching a national campaign to bring awareness to the important role that […]

Transfast’s ‘Working Hard in America’ survey finds Fil-Amas ‘overqualified for jobs, more stressed at work’

Transfast’s ‘Working Hard in America’ survey finds Fil-Amas ‘overqualified for jobs, more stressed at work’

Transfast salutes and supports Filipinos working in U.S. NEW YORK  – According to a recent survey of Filipinos who live in the U.S. and send money home, the majority of respondents say they are overqualified for their jobs and find their U.S. workplace to be more stressful than workplaces in the Philippines. And yet, they overwhelmingly […]

17.10.2015 · Filled under: News ·
Now is the time for a flu shot

Now is the time for a flu shot

SACRAMENTO – California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith urges Californians to get the influenza (flu) vaccine as soon as it becomes available. “Unlike some other infections, a person with influenza may be contagious and infect others before they have or show any symptoms,” said Dr. Smith. “Annual […]

15.10.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Local News ·

Osmeña on inclusion in Poe Senate slate: ‘Thanks, but no thanks’

MANILA, Oct 15 (Mabuhay) – Thanks, but no thanks. That was how Senator Sergio Osmeña III reacted on Thursday when asked about his possible inclusion in the senatorial ticket of Senators Grace Poe and Francis “Chiz” Escudero. Osmeña said no offer has been made yet for him to join Poe’s slate but said he would […]

15.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Roxas, Robredo file candidacies for president, VP

Roxas, Robredo file candidacies for president, VP

MANILA, Oct 15 (Mabuhay) – Liberal Party presidential candidate Mar Roxas and his running mate, Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo, filed their certificates of candidacy on Thursday morning. Roxas and Robredo make up the fifth tandem aspiring for the top posts to file their COCs at the Commission on Elections’ main office in Intramuros, Manila. […]

15.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’ to get a TV sequel

‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’ to get a TV sequel

(Relaxnews) – The hit romantic comedy “My Best Friend’s Wedding” could be getting a TV sequel, thanks to ABC. The 1997 movie starring Julia Roberts has sparked the idea for a comedy series at the network, with Oscar-winning writer Ron Bass, who penned the original, co-writing the script, Deadlinereports. The show is set to pick up […]

15.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Apple to harness iPhone data for autism, epilepsy and melanoma studies

Apple to harness iPhone data for autism, epilepsy and melanoma studies

(Relaxnews) – On Thursday Apple announced the next round of scientific studies and research partners that will be using its ResearchKit to gather health data from participants via their iPhones and Apple Watches. Duke University will be conducting research into the early signs of autism and hopes to employ the iPhone’s front-facing camera so that […]

15.10.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Raising Long Beach minimum wage to $15 would add an estimated $442-M, stimulating economy

Raising Long Beach minimum wage to $15 would add an estimated $442-M, stimulating economy

Long Beach, CA – Raising the minimum wage to $15 with enforcement provisions in Long Beach would have a broad stimulus effect on the region and would benefit businesses, workers, and the economy, according to a new report released today by the Economic Roundtable, a public policy research organization. The Campaign to Raise the Wage […]

15.10.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Aquino admin enjoys highest rating since June 2014

Aquino admin enjoys highest rating since June 2014

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Public satisfaction rating on the Aquino administration improved by six points, the third quarter survey results of Social Weather Stations (SWS) showed. The “good” +37 net satisfaction rating was based on the survey conducted September 2 to 5 using face-to-face interviews of 1,200 adults. The survey found 59 percent satisfied, 22 percent […]

15.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PMA alum Lino Caringal, Jr elected president of Pangasinan Brotherhood-USA

PMA alum Lino Caringal, Jr elected president of Pangasinan Brotherhood-USA

Cypress, Calif. – Lino Caringal, Jr., a 1972  graduate of the Philippine Military Academy and now a self-employed businessman from Fullerton, California was elected the 15th president of the 37-year-old Pangasinan Brotherhood-USA at Marriott Hotel this city. The 65-year-old Caringal, former president of The Original Urdanetanians and current president of The Global Urdanetanians was unanimously […]

15.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Apple gives iMac a family makeover

Apple gives iMac a family makeover

(Relaxnews) – Apple has updated its entire iMac family, introducing a new Retina 4K display to the 21.5-inch iMac for the first time and the Retina 5K display to every 27-inch iMac. The tech giant has also unveiled a new range of wireless accessories including the Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Trackpad 2. […]

14.10.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Who will play the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is no longer a secret

Who will play the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is no longer a secret

(Relaxnews) – Rihanna is set to be one of the main attractions at this year’s catwalk spectacle, which will be beamed around the world on December 8. Alongside the fashion brand’s 16-strong group of Angels, the singer will have support from Selena Gomez and The Weeknd who were both confirmed on Tuesday. The Victoria’s Secret […]

Trillanes, Cayetano not Miriam’s VP

Trillanes, Cayetano not Miriam’s VP

MANILA, Oct 14 (Mabuhay) — Two of the 2016 vice presidential contenders have already denied being in talks with Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago over her recently confirmed presidential bid. Senators Antonio Trillanes IV and Alan Peter Cayetano, who are both running for vice president without a presidential candidate yet, said they are not the running […]

14.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·

Romulo stays in LP, backs Poe

MANILA, Oct 14 (Mabuhay) — Pasig City Rep. and Liberal Party (LP) member Roman Romulo is not supporting administration standard bearer Mar Roxas. Romulo, who trooped to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) Wednesday to file his certificate of candidacy (COC), said he is running as an independent candidate. However, the Pasig lawmaker said he is […]

14.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Whip up a Wonderful Holiday Menu

Whip up a Wonderful Holiday Menu

(Family Features) Nothing brings family and friends together quite like a full holiday meal menu. Whether creating an entire festive feast from scratch or looking for a tasty dish to take and share, these dishes aim to fill up the table and keep the seats around it full as well. From a tender, juicy attractive […]

13.10.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Free Recipes, Holidays, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Wedding trends 2016: a touch of rock ‘n’ roll

Wedding trends 2016: a touch of rock ‘n’ roll

(Relaxnews) – The princess-style wedding gown is not for everyone. A number of future brides are looking for original and glamorous pieces but with a touch of quirky details, or even grunge-inspired models. The rock ‘n’ roll bridal trend includes models with shorter hem lengths as well as unusual and unexpected touches and color. A […]

13.10.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Advocates applaud signing of SB 4 expanding health coverage to undocumented kids

Advocates applaud signing of SB 4 expanding health coverage to undocumented kids

SACRAMENTO, CA – Governor Jerry Brown has signed SB 4 (Lara) into law. This law builds on California’s historic expansion of health coverage to undocumented children by clarifying the Medi-Cal enrollment processes for these newly eligible children and helping to ensure that children can quickly access needed primary care. “We thank Senator Ricardo Lara for […]

13.10.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
‘Ronaldo’ documentary available worldwide on November 10

‘Ronaldo’ documentary available worldwide on November 10

(Relaxnews) – Just 24 hours after its world premiere in London, the feature about the life of Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the world’s greatest living footballers, will be available to own on DVD and in digital formats in 75 countries. The documentary, made by the people behind critical and commercial hits “Senna” and “Amy” took […]

Comelec: Youth vote key to 2016 victory

Comelec: Youth vote key to 2016 victory

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Candidates may have to double their efforts in wooing the Filipino youth to win in the 2016 elections, based on the Commission on Elections (Comelec) view of the upcoming polls. Comelec chair Andres Bautista on Monday said youth voters will likely determine the outcome of the next elections, citing President Benigno Aquino […]

13.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Wells Fargo fuels diverse Chamber Leader training, programs with $1.2-M investment

Wells Fargo fuels diverse Chamber Leader training, programs with $1.2-M investment

Funding to benefit diverse Chambers of Commerce: U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation, U.S. Black Chambers, Inc., U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce and National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce HOUSTON  – Wells Fargo, America’s leading small business lender*, and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) Foundation announced today a $1.2 million […]

13.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
Honasan on VP bid: I was not forced to run

Honasan on VP bid: I was not forced to run

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Gregorio ‘Gringo’ Honasan II on Monday said he was not forced to run as Vice President Jejomar Binay’s running mate in the 2016 elections. Honasan described himself as a “good soldier” who submitted himself to the United Nationalist Alliance’s process of choosing a vice presidential candidate for next year’s election. “Ang […]

13.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
‘The Martian’ tops global box office charts

‘The Martian’ tops global box office charts

(Relaxnews) – Matt Damon’s “The Martian” continued to dominate the box office this weekend, with the adventure sci-fi movie proving to be the most popular choice for cinemagoers worldwide. According to Rentrak, which reports on real-time worldwide box sales, the Ridley Scott-directed movie took $95.1 million in worldwide ticket sales, maintaining its position at the […]

12.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Justice Parpio tells Washington audience: Nine-dash line claim threatens rule of law

Justice Parpio tells Washington audience: Nine-dash line claim threatens rule of law

WASHINGTON, DC – “Will the world community allow a single state to rewrite the Law of the Sea, so this single state can exercise indisputable sovereignty to almost an entire sea, subject the high seas to its sovereign jurisdiction, and seize large areas of other coastal states’ EEZs (exclusive economic zone), which are their legal […]

12.10.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Obama honors Fil-Am legacy in US defense, labor movement

Obama honors Fil-Am legacy in US defense, labor movement

White House event kicks off Fil-Am History Month By Nimfa U. Rueda LOS ANGELES – President Obama this week honored Filipino-Americans who “helped build and defend” the United States at the first ever celebration of Filipino-American History Month at the White House. In a message that was read before some 200 Fil-Am elected officials and […]

12.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings, Local News ·
Beyonce, Billie Holiday: Michelle Obama reveals favorites

Beyonce, Billie Holiday: Michelle Obama reveals favorites

(Washington-AFP) – Michelle Obama has revealed musical tastes that include Beyonce and past greats such as Billie Holiday as she released a first playlist on streaming service Spotify. Following a separate playlist by her husband, the US first lady released her own on Sunday for the International Day of the Girl, part of a UN […]

12.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Edison offers $1.2-M scholarship program to HS seniors

Edison offers $1.2-M scholarship program to HS seniors

Application period runs through Feb. 1 for the Edison Scholars Program ROSEMEAD, Calif — Edison International’s $1.2 million Edison Scholars Program, which helps high school seniors realize their dreams of attending college and pursuing studies in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM), announces the start of its 2015-16 application period running today through Feb. 1. Thirty […]

12.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
TVs top consumers’ holiday season high-tech wish lists

TVs top consumers’ holiday season high-tech wish lists

(Relaxnews) – From games consoles to tablets, nearly two thirds of Americans are sizing up a new tech purchase as a holiday gift, according to the Consumer Electronics Association. And while a new television is at the top of most consumers’ most wanted lists, the gift most likely to be given at Thanksgiving or on […]

Trend alert: ruffles rule for Spring 2016

Trend alert: ruffles rule for Spring 2016

(Relaxnews) – If there was one trend that dominated the Spring/Summer 2016 shows that took over New York, London, Milan and Paris over the past few weeks, it was the ruffle. From slouchy and loose to frilly and Victorian-esque, they were everywhere. Peter Copping set the ball rolling in New York with an Oscar de […]

12.10.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Celebrate the 30-year anniversary of ‘Back to the Future’ at events around the world

Celebrate the 30-year anniversary of ‘Back to the Future’ at events around the world

(Relaxnews) – In 1985, the first chapter of the now cult trilogy “Back to the Future” hit theaters. To celebrate the futuristic tale’s 30th anniversary in tale, a number of events will take place worldwide on October 21, the date that Marty McFly and Doc arrive in the future from 1985. “We’re Going Back” in […]

11.10.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Brown signs bill to increase electric vehicle charging stations

Brown signs bill to increase electric vehicle charging stations

AB 1236 will streamline and expedite the permitting of crucial EV infrastructure Sacramento, CA  – Governor Brown today signed Assembly Bill 1236 by Assemblymember David Chiu (D – San Francisco), which will help increase the number of California’s electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and reduce auto emissions. AB 1236 was jointly authored by Assemblymember Evan […]

11.10.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Duterte will run for president: adviser

Duterte will run for president: adviser

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is running for president in 2016, his political adviser said Saturday. “Yes,” Lito Banayo, political adviser of Duterte, said when asked if the mayor will join the presidential race in 2016. Banayo said that there was still no definite date when the mayor will formally announce his […]

11.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Napeñas pushes for filing of case vs. killers of 9 SAF men

Napeñas pushes for filing of case vs. killers of 9 SAF men

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Former PNP-Special Action Force commander Getulio Napeñas Jr. is pushing for the filing of criminal charges against those responsible for the deaths of nine police commandos during the Mamasapano clash in January. Napeñas said he could not believe that the Department of Justice has failed to find anyone accountable for the deaths […]

11.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Gen. Taguba calls attention to family caregiving during Filipino History Month

Gen. Taguba calls attention to family caregiving during Filipino History Month

SAN FRANCISCO – AARP was proud to sponsor the Filipino American History Month Celebration last Sunday at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco for the second consecutive year. More than 2,800 attendees celebrated the Bay Area’s vibrant Filipino American community. AARP Community Ambassador (Ret.) Major General Tony Taguba was the keynote speaker at the opening […]

11.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Gen. Mac Arthur’s aide received recognition from Filipino seniors

Gen. Mac Arthur’s aide received recognition from Filipino seniors

By Dan E. Nino Cerritos, Calif. – Seventy years after the liberation of the Philippines which started in Palo, Tacloban, Leyte from the Japanese occupation, one of the liberators who participated in the battle of the Philippine Sea and later waded towards the shore with Pacific Supreme Commander Gen. Douglas Mac Arthur, then 21-years-old Kenneth […]

11.10.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
PHL, US troops conduct PHIBLEX maritime exercises in Cavite

PHL, US troops conduct PHIBLEX maritime exercises in Cavite

At least 60 members from the Philippine and United States Marine corps conducted mock operations against terrorists in the municipality of Ternate, Cavite as part of the 2015 Philippines Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX). The joint forces did an amphibious raid where a military vessel, two rubber boats and two riverine crafts were used. In the […]

09.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Mar Roxas on Pacquiao’s slot in LP slate: It’s possible

Mar Roxas on Pacquiao’s slot in LP slate: It’s possible

MANILA, Oct 9 (Mabuhay) — Will Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao be among the ruling Liberal Party’s 12 senatorial candidates in the coming 2016 elections? When asked about this on Friday, LP standard bearer Mar Roxas told reporters: “It’s possible.” Pressed on whether he personally met with Pacquiao, Roxas’ reply was: “As recent as two nights […]

09.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
China’s new glass bridge tests courage of tourists

China’s new glass bridge tests courage of tourists

(Pingjiang, China-AFP) – China’s first glass suspension bridge, which dangles 180 metres (594 feet) over a canyon in the central Hunan province, has excited — and terrified — thousands of visitors since opening two weeks ago. “I’m afraid to look down. I can only look straight ahead,” said one young woman crossing the 300-metre long […]

09.10.2015 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations ·
L.A. City Controller’s audit finds domestic violence programs underfunded, inconsistent

L.A. City Controller’s audit finds domestic violence programs underfunded, inconsistent

Incident location determined which city services survivors received Los Angeles – The City’s domestic violence programs were underfunded, disjointed, and inconsistent across City neighborhoods, according to an audit released today by City Controller Ron Galperin. Galperin released the audit to coincide with the first day of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Controller Galperin’s audit noted […]

09.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
U.S. EPA announces availability of $7 million to replace or retrofit old school buses

U.S. EPA announces availability of $7 million to replace or retrofit old school buses

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is announcing the availability of approximately $7 million in funding for rebates to public and private school bus fleet owners for the replacement and retrofit of older school buses. This is the third rebate program offered under the Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) to fund cleaner school buses. […]

09.10.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Local News ·
Sarah G talks about upcoming concert

Sarah G talks about upcoming concert

MANILA   (Mabuhay) -– She may be one of the country’s biggest stars but Sarah Geronimo admits that despite her success, she is still discovering her identity as a musical artist. The singer-actress said this will be the theme of her upcoming major concert “Sarah Geronimo from the Top,” which will happen later this year […]

09.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
43 stories by 43 women by former Theresians

43 stories by 43 women by former Theresians

Los Angeles  – A unique collection of personal essays titled Portal (Gateway to Adventure) will be launched on October 11, 2015, Sunday at 3 in the afternoon at the posh Del Rey Yacht Club in Marina del Rey, California. Forty-three stories by forty-three women who are all graduates of St. Theresa’s College, an exclusive girls’ school in the […]

09.10.2015 · Filled under: Books ·
Fil-Am girl shines in SC figure skating scene

Fil-Am girl shines in SC figure skating scene

By Abner Galino A 9-year-old Filipino-American girl from Pasadena is currently making ripples in the figure skating scene here in southern California. Sofia Frank, a preliminary figure skater, currently holds the Sandy Gollihugh Future Star Trophy for a sterling performance at the 2015 Pasadena Figure Skating Club Open Competition. She recently placed second at the […]

09.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Governor endorses plan to help promote legal services for low-income Californians

Governor endorses plan to help promote legal services for low-income Californians

SACRAMENTO  – Gov. Brown today signed into law a plan to help low-income Californians have greater access to equal justice by using unclaimed funds to help attorneys practice public-interest law. “Every year, thousands of young lawyers graduate from law school with a desire to launch their careers performing public service,” said Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, […]

08.10.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
‘FASO Goes Pops!’ on Nov. 14 at Alex Theater

‘FASO Goes Pops!’ on Nov. 14 at Alex Theater

“FASO Goes Pops!” on November 14 continues the Filipino American Symphony Orchestra’s tradition of presenting quality, entertaining concerts. FASO, returning to the iconic Alex Theatre in Glendale where it earned cheers and praises for its very successful “FASOGoes Broadway” last April, tackles pop music this time. “If the audience enjoyed ‘FASO Goes Broadway,’ this one will bring them to another level […]

08.10.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings, Music ·
‘Minority Report’ in line to be the first canceled show of the season

‘Minority Report’ in line to be the first canceled show of the season

(Relaxnews) – Fox’s “Minority Report” series, based on Steven Spielberg’s 2002 film may be the first canceled series of the 2015-2016 television season. “Minority Report” was described as one of the most anticipated series of the season by the press and on social media before its release. The show however, adapted from the feature-length movie […]

08.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
New Star Wars-themed notebook from HP comes with lightsaber sounds

New Star Wars-themed notebook from HP comes with lightsaber sounds

(Relaxnews) – Brace yourselves Star Wars fans. HP has released a special edition Star Wars notebook that comes preloaded with more than 1,000 images from the film franchise as well as R2-D2 and lightsaber notification sounds. It’s the latest Star Wars merch to be unveiled ahead of the hotly anticipated film release of Episode VII […]

Jennifer Lopez to host AMAs

Jennifer Lopez to host AMAs

(Relaxnews) – Three-time American Music Awards winner Jennifer Lopez will host the 2015 edition of the show on November 22. The awards ceremony, at which she will also perform selections from January 2016 Las Vegas show “All I Have,” will be preceded by a nominees announcement on October 13th. Of those, six categories will be […]

07.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
Movement to award Congressional Gold Medal to Filipino veterans gains ground during Filipino American History Month

Movement to award Congressional Gold Medal to Filipino veterans gains ground during Filipino American History Month

Washington, DC – As Filipino American History Month is commemorated nationwide in October, the movement to recognize Filipino and Filipino-American World War II veterans for their wartime service to the U.S. gains momentum. October is recognized as Filipino American History Month, when the contributions of the Filipino American community are celebrated across the United States. In recent years, […]

07.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Southern California encourages residents to ‘Go Human’

Southern California encourages residents to ‘Go Human’

Agencies across Southern California kick-off community outreach and advertising campaign to promote roadway safety and encourage walking and bicycling LOS ANGELES, CA – The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) today announced the launch of Go Human, a community outreach and advertising campaign with the goals of reducing traffic collisions in Southern California and encouraging people to walk […]

07.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
Laguna lawmaker sees nothing wrong but apologizes for sexy dancers

Laguna lawmaker sees nothing wrong but apologizes for sexy dancers

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Laguna Rep. Benjamin Agarao Jr. found nothing wrong with the performance of sexy dancers during his birthday party, which incidentally happened after the oath-taking rites of new Liberal Party members at his home. Agarao, nonetheless, apologized if the dance offended certain sectors. “Sa akin pangkaraniwan ‘yun. Ngayon kung naka-offend ‘yun, pasensya na, […]

07.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Wedding trends 2016: the princess gown, more magical than ever

Wedding trends 2016: the princess gown, more magical than ever

(Relaxnews) – Although choices in wedding attire have grown, the princess-style wedding dress remains for many brides to be an essential piece that helps transform a wedding ceremony into a living fairy tale. Specialized brands and fashion houses alike have pulled out all the stops to offer luster, volume and couture details in their new […]

07.10.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Instagram reveals top five accounts

Instagram reveals top five accounts

(Relaxnews) – Just 5 million followers separate the top five accounts on Instagram, with Taylor Swift followed by 10% of the photo-sharing platform’s user base. Until now, Facebook-owned Instagram has typically shyed away from any sort of network-wide account ranking, with third party sites like SocialBlade plugging the information gap. Musician and pop culture icon […]

07.10.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Officials take a look at raising minimum wage in Long Beach

Officials take a look at raising minimum wage in Long Beach

Long Beach, CA – This evening, close to 100 workers and community members attended Long Beach’s first public hearing on raising the minimum wage and about a dozen spoke during public comment. The City Council is expected to review a report to be completed by the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) and discuss tools for wage enforcement in the coming months. […]

06.10.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Gov. Brown urges Californians to order pink ribbon license plates to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Gov. Brown urges Californians to order pink ribbon license plates to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Proceeds to fund free clinical breast exams, mammograms and treatment referrals SACRAMENTO — California Governor Jerry Brown kicked off Breast Cancer Awareness Month Thursday by urging residents to order the state’s new official Pink Ribbon License Plates. “This year, for the first time, Californians may support the early detection of breast cancer through a specialty license plate, available […]

06.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
West PHL Sea troops, Pag-asa residents receive care packages

West PHL Sea troops, Pag-asa residents receive care packages

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The University of the Philippines Cadet Alumni Association donated 11 “care package” boxes for Philippine troops and civilians in the West Philippine Sea. Tina Hernandez, liaison officer of the association, said this was their way of thanking the troops for their service, and letting the children in Pag-asa island know that people […]

06.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Aquino likens Leni to Cory

Aquino likens Leni to Cory

MANILA, Oct 5 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday likened Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo to his late mother, President Corazon Aquino. “Si Leni naman ‘di ko maiwasang ikumpara sa aking ina—pareho silang nawalan ng asawa, pareho silang itinuring na maybahay lamang, tapos tinawag para mamuno,” Aquino said in his speech after former […]

05.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Watch video for Sam Smith’s James Bond song

Watch video for Sam Smith’s James Bond song

(Relaxnews) – The video for the James Bond theme song by Sam Smith has been released, revealing the more intimate moments from the upcoming “Spectre” film. In “Writing’s on the Wall,” there is a conspicuous absence of high-impact action scenes and car chases. Instead, the Luke Monaghan-directed video features the singer, along with clips of […]

Wedding trends: designer gowns seen on the catwalk

Wedding trends: designer gowns seen on the catwalk

(Relaxnews) – Centerpieces of haute couture collections, wedding gowns and evening gowns stoke the dreams of young women everywhere. These glorious bespoke creations also have significant influence on what wedding gown brands and stores stock. Here’s a look at the most beautiful creations seen at fall/winter 2015-2016 haute couture Fashion Week ahead of New York […]

05.10.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos ·
John Lennon at 75: Central Park hosting record-breaking peace sign

John Lennon at 75: Central Park hosting record-breaking peace sign

(Relaxnews) – October 9 marks what would have been the 75th birthday of John Lennon, whose musical legacy as a Beatle and a solo artist is being celebrated in New York, Los Angeles and around the world. Lennon was born in 1940 in Liverpool and rose to fame as co-founder of the Beatles. In 1970, […]

05.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Philippine delegation tells PHL reform story in the American heartland

Philippine delegation tells PHL reform story in the American heartland

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The exciting reform story of the Philippine economy headlined the Doing Business with the Philippines Forum held at the World Trade Center Kansas City on 28 September 2015. Philippine Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. led an economic diplomacy delegation that briefed corporate executives and entrepreneurs from the Greater Kansas City Area, which encompasses […]

05.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Asus to bundle Microsoft apps on its Android phones

Asus to bundle Microsoft apps on its Android phones

(Relaxnews) – Taiwanese firm Asus is the latest in a growing number of device-makers to start pre-installing Office productivity apps on its handsets. Google would like everyone in the world to use its apps for note-taking, spreadsheets and inbox management, but Microsoft’s Office still represents the productivity gold standard even as more and more of […]

05.10.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·

Owner of San Gabriel Valley surrogacy agency jailed for ripping off would-be parents who paid for egg donations

LOS ANGELES – The owner of a Glendora egg donation and surrogacy company who admitted defrauding would-be parents, egg donors and surrogate mothers over the course of more than three years was sentenced this morning to 18 months in federal prison. Allison Layton, a 38-year-old resident of Star, Idaho, was sentenced by United States District Court […]

03.10.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

California man pleads guilty to sexual exploitation of a child

Dakota  – Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that Neal LaPointe, age 31, of Sacramento, California, appeared before U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange on September 28, 2015, and pled guilty to an Indictment that charged him with Sexual Exploitation of a Child, and Distribution of Material Involving the Sexual Exploitation of Minors. […]

03.10.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Lonely Planet curates weekend wine getaways around the world

Lonely Planet curates weekend wine getaways around the world

(Relaxnews) – Travel guide Lonely Planet has released a new guidebook for wine lovers that curates the best wineries and gastronomic experiences in established regions like Napa and Tuscany, as well as lesser-known areas like Georgia, Lebanon, Morocco and Slovenia. “Lonely Planet’s Wine Trails” is aimed at travelers interested in a quick wine-soaked getaway, with […]

03.10.2015 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Aquino, Sereno lead groundbreaking of state-of-the-art SC complex in Taguig

Aquino, Sereno lead groundbreaking of state-of-the-art SC complex in Taguig

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III and Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Friday led the groundbreaking of the future site of a “state-of-the-art” Supreme Court complex in Taguig City. The site is located in a P1.28-billion, 21,463 square-meter property at the former Philippine Army Security Escort Group area. Attending the ceremony were justices […]

03.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Assemblymembers unite in LA to urge Brown to sign medical marijuana legislation

Assemblymembers unite in LA to urge Brown to sign medical marijuana legislation

Los Angeles – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) held a press conference in Los Angeles Tuesday to urge Governor Jerry Brown to sign the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act, including AB 266. Bonta, lead author of AB 266, was joined by two of his joint authors, Reginald Jones-Sawyer, Sr. (D-Los Angeles) and Tom Lackey (R-Palmdale), […]

02.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
SCAD FASH opens this weekend with Oscar de la Renta show

SCAD FASH opens this weekend with Oscar de la Renta show

(Relaxnews) – A major new US fashion museum is getting ready for its grand opening in Atlanta, with an exhibition devoted to Oscar de la Renta set to inaugurate the space. The Oscar de la Renta brand and SCAD — the Savannah College of Art and Design — actually have something of a history, as […]

The Terminator has been terminated

The Terminator has been terminated

(Relaxnews) – Following the poor box office performance of “Terminator Genisys,” Arnold Schwarzenegger won’t be back. Paramount is putting any plans to make another Terminator movie well and truly on hold. The most recent outing of the cybernetic organism was meant to serve as a spring board for a new Terminator universe and with it […]

02.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Janet Jackson returns to channel late brother

Janet Jackson returns to channel late brother

(New York-AFP) – It can’t be easy to be the kid sister of the King of Pop, but Janet Jackson pulled it off in the 1980s as she became a music legend in her own right. On her first studio album since Michael Jackson died in 2009, Janet channels him more than ever before, with […]

02.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Palace told: ‘We are not giving up calls for lower tax’

Palace told: ‘We are not giving up calls for lower tax’

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — While Malacanang refuses to yield to calls for lower tax rates, the Tax Management Association of the Philippines (TMAP) still hopes to get President Aquino’s nod with the growing public clamor over tax system reform in the country. Atty. Terence Conrad Bello, president of TMAP, said Aquino has yet to hear a […]

02.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Kyla gears up for 15th anniversary concert

Kyla gears up for 15th anniversary concert

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — R&B singer Kyla will celebrate her 15th anniversary in showbiz with a concert. Entitled “Kyla Flying High,” the concert will be held on November 20 at newly renovated KIA (formerly New Frontier) Theater in Cubao, Quezon City. “This is it! My concert,” she wrote in the caption. “Mejo matagal pa naman. Pwede […]

02.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Lady Gaga’s Tom Ford video hits the web

Lady Gaga’s Tom Ford video hits the web

(Relaxnews) – A reworked version of Nile Rogers’ ‘I Want Your Love’ stars lady Gaga, Rogers himself and the Tom Ford fashion label’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection Conceived as a unique way of launching the fashion designer’s new campaign, the video sees the singer sharing a catwalk with models The video, excitement about which has been building […]

Belmonte: Leni already gave ‘informal’ consent to be Mar’s VP

Belmonte: Leni already gave ‘informal’ consent to be Mar’s VP

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo has already given her informal consent to be the running mate of administration presidential bet Mar Roxas in the 2016 elections, House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said Wednesday. “I think she has more or less given her consent informally and I don’t think na binibitin niya or […]

01.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
GPH panel asks Aquino to keep pushing for Bangsamoro law

GPH panel asks Aquino to keep pushing for Bangsamoro law

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The government peace panel in talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on Tuesday appealed to Filipinos to keep pushing for the enactment of a Bangsamoro law following Congress’ decision to push anew their deadline to December 16. “There are many ways and means that we can still see this through. […]

01.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller turn up the heat in ‘Burnt’

Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller turn up the heat in ‘Burnt’

(Relaxnews) – Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller are teaming up once again, and this time it’s in the kitchen for the upcoming movie “Burnt.” The newly-released trailer for the film sees bad boy rockstar chef Adam Jones, played by Cooper, clean up his act following a disastrous spell as the enfant terrible of the Paris […]

01.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Paris Fashion Week: models to follow on Instagram

Paris Fashion Week: models to follow on Instagram

(Relaxnews) – With Fashion Week kicking off September 29 in Paris, many fashionistas have been trying to score invites to the shows on the official calendar. There won’t be any regrets for the rebuffed though as these days the shows can almost all be followed live on social media networks thanks to the models seated […]

01.10.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars, Lifestyle, Photos ·
Belmonte: Leni already gave ‘informal’ consent to be Mar’s VP

Belmonte: Leni already gave ‘informal’ consent to be Mar’s VP

MANILA, Sept 30 (Mabuhay) – Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo has already given her informal consent to be the running mate of administration presidential bet Mar Roxas in the 2016 elections, House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said Wednesday. “I think she has more or less given her consent informally and I don’t think na binibitin […]

30.09.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Butch Abad, Relampagos face preliminary probe for P400-M DAP releases

Butch Abad, Relampagos face preliminary probe for P400-M DAP releases

MANILA, Sept 30 (Mabuhay) – Budget Secretary Florencio Abad and Undersecretary Mario Relampagos are facing preliminary investigation for technical malversation and administrative charges in connnection with the allegedly irregular release of almost P400 million from the Disbursement Acceleration Program between 2011 and 2012. In a statement released Wednesday, the anti-graft body said Ombudsman Conchita Carpio […]

30.09.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PHL: Children risk death to dig and dive for gold

PHL: Children risk death to dig and dive for gold

Child labor, health and mining laws need to be enforced: HR Watch (Manila, September 30, 2015) – The Philippine government is failing to protect children who dig and dive for gold in dangerous small-scale mines, Human Rights Watch said today in a new report and video, released ahead of Children’s Month in the Philippines. The 39-page report, […]

30.09.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Milan fashion week top ten trends

Milan fashion week top ten trends

(Milan-AFP) – Top ten trends from the Spring/Summer 2016 womenswear collections at Milan fashion week, which wraps up on Monday: – Gucci’s geek chic rules – Alessandro Michele led the way with a second acclaimed collection for Gucci. Michele’s woman – feisty, kooky and independent — dresses to please herself. The influence of Michele’s vision […]

29.09.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Lifestyle, Photos ·
Lonely Planet releases new children’s travel guide of the world

Lonely Planet releases new children’s travel guide of the world

(Relaxnews) – Lonely Planet is set to release a new collection of travel books created to inspire curiosity and wanderlust in children while they’re still young. In “The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World,” each country is given a page spread that teaches kids about its unique culture, language, food and […]

29.09.2015 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment ·
Samsung to cut its video service

Samsung to cut its video service

(Relaxnews) – The Milk Video app will be fading to black in November, just one year after going live. The video streaming service, which went live on November 19, 2014, offers a mix of music videos, film clips and specially created and curated content. It had even managed to attract the likes of Vice Media […]

Fourth Annual Verizon Innovative App Challenge seeks problem solving ideas from students nationwide

Fourth Annual Verizon Innovative App Challenge seeks problem solving ideas from students nationwide

Bill Nye, the Science Guy, helps Verizon uncover the next world-changing app idea; Tablets, $20,000 and more for winning teams BASKING RIDGE, NEW JERSEY – The Verizon Innovative App Challenge – the no-coding-skills-needed contest that gives middle and high school students a chance to bring their problem-solving app ideas to life – is back! In […]

29.09.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Contests, Science & Technology ·
VA announces $4-M in funding to help the homeless

VA announces $4-M in funding to help the homeless

WASHINGTON – The Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald has announced the award of $4 million in renewal funding offered through the Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program to 21 community agencies that currently provide enhanced services for homeless Veterans with special needs. “These important grant renewals will allow community agencies to continue to […]

29.09.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
Palace respects new deadline for Bangsamaro law

Palace respects new deadline for Bangsamaro law

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Palace respects the reported readjustment of Congress of the deadline to pass the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) to December. Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma said there is still time for the President to appoint members of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority even if the law would not be passed in time for […]

29.09.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Poe thanks Aquino for siding with her

Poe thanks Aquino for siding with her

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Senator Grace Poe on Wednesday thanked President Benigno Aquino III for saying that she should be given a chance to run in the 2016 polls. “I am very touched that the President is sympathizing with my position,” Poe said in a press statement. She said there is a reason why the President […]

25.09.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
State firefighters lose their own homes as they fight fires in other communities

State firefighters lose their own homes as they fight fires in other communities

They voice no regret at putting service to others at the expense of their own property Sacramento  – CAL FIRE Local 2881, representing the 6,500 firefighters of CAL FIRE, is making emergency donations to the families of eight firefighters who have lost their homes in the past several days. “We are giving our firefighters some […]

25.09.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Local News ·
AARP Survey: 76% of people 50-plus pleased with Pope

AARP Survey: 76% of people 50-plus pleased with Pope

66% say Pope should consider letting women become priests WASHINGTON, D.C,– AARP released online survey results of people 50-plus and their opinions on some of the most topical issues of the day. With Pope Francis preparing for a six-day visit to the U.S. with stops in Washington, New York and Philadelphia, AARP asked Americans 50-plus […]

25.09.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Obama picks Fil-Am for top Navy post

Obama picks Fil-Am for top Navy post

LOS ANGELES – US President Barack Obama has nominated the granddaughter of a Filipino veteran of World War II for promotion to vice admiral in the US Navy and for the position of Defense Health Agency (DHA) director, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced this week. If her nomination is approved, Rear Adm. Raquel C. Bono will […]

25.09.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Claire Danes gets star on Hollywood ‘Walk of Fame’

Claire Danes gets star on Hollywood ‘Walk of Fame’

(Los Angeles-AFP) – Actress Claire Danes, star of the TV series “Homeland,” received a star on Hollywood’s “Walk of Fame” Thursday. “This is huge and wonderful,” Danes, who plays CIA officer Carrie Mathison on the show, said during a brief ceremony. “This is really cool,” she said. Danes, 36, rose to fame in the 1990s […]

25.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Four main differences between the iPhone 6 and the 6S

Four main differences between the iPhone 6 and the 6S

(Relaxnews) – At first glance, there isn’t much to tell the iPhone 6 apart from the 6S. And yet, Apple’s latest smartphone does offer a few significant improvements, especially on the photo and video side. 3D Touch technology Just like its predecessor, the iPhone 6S has a 4.7 inch Retina HD display (1334×750 pixels), now […]

25.09.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Paris Modes TV’s Natalia Grgona: ‘A romantic spirit defined London Fashion Week’

Paris Modes TV’s Natalia Grgona: ‘A romantic spirit defined London Fashion Week’

(Relaxnews) – With London Fashion Week having come to an end, Natalia Grgona, journalist for Paris Modes TV, shared her impressions on the shows, new trends and top models to follow. What are the top trends as seen at London Fashion Week? Each designer is so different and likes to create his own style vocabulary […]

25.09.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Lifestyle, Photos ·
Darren moves on from ‘rivalry’ with Lyca

Darren moves on from ‘rivalry’ with Lyca

Now that “The Voice Kids” has already crowned a new winner, young singer Darren Espanto hopes to move on from his loss to Lyca Gairanod, who won the first season of the ABS-CBN reality talent search. For more than a year since the competition, Gairanod and Espanto have been pitted against each other. The situation […]

25.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Sia shares new single ‘Alive’

Sia shares new single ‘Alive’

(Relaxnews) – Australian singer Sia has revealed her newest track, “Alive,” whih will have a spot on her upcoming album. The LP, “This is Acting,” will comprise songs Sia originally wrote for other artists, and “Alive” was written with British singer Adele in mind. “Alive” is out now via iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon and […]

24.09.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
LA County Supervisors approve $15 minimum wage by 2020

LA County Supervisors approve $15 minimum wage by 2020

Los Angeles, CA – With a final vote of 3-2, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020 tied to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for thousands of workers in unincorporated L.A. County. Members of the Raise the Wage coalition, which led the effort in […]

24.09.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Isabelle sees older friends settling down ahead of her

Isabelle sees older friends settling down ahead of her

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — ISABELLE Daza is so thrilled doing her first lead role in the Regal horror offering, “Resureksyon”, where she plays a domestic helper who works in Myanmar and comes home dead but gets resurrected as a vampire. “I got excited when I read the script kasi I felt connected to my role,” she […]

24.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
Aquino on LP members who won’t back Mar’s candidacy: You can’t please everybody

Aquino on LP members who won’t back Mar’s candidacy: You can’t please everybody

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – While the individual support of Liberal Party members is crucial to the presidential candidacy of former Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II, President Benigno Aquino III admitted that the administration party “cannot please everybody.” Aquino said this amid rumors that some LP members are secretly supporting Senator Grace Poe’s 2016 presidential bid. […]

24.09.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Fall treat: Join the Arbor Day Foundation in October and receive five free crapemyrtle trees

Fall treat: Join the Arbor Day Foundation in October and receive five free crapemyrtle trees

The Arbor Day Foundation will brighten up your fall by offering five free crapemyrtle trees or other trees selected for your area when you join the Foundation in October. The free trees are part of the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation’s Trees for America campaign, a program dedicated to environmental stewardship through tree planting. “Crapemyrtles are […]

24.09.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Holidays, Local News ·
UE doctors of SoCal to hold inaugural ball event Oct. 17

UE doctors of SoCal to hold inaugural ball event Oct. 17

There are many associations in Southern California that have worthy causes. One such organization is the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center – Medical Alumni Association of Southern California (UERMMMC- MAASC), a 501(c) (3) non – profit corporation . Members, Officers, and Directors of this association are Medical Doctors who are alumni of […]

24.09.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Universal Studios Hollywood presents ‘Halloween Horror Nights’

Universal Studios Hollywood presents ‘Halloween Horror Nights’

Fright-filled “Halloween Horror Nights” was announced by Universal Studios Hollywood recently. The theme park guests will be treated to an “extreme fear destination” which features horror-filled mazes, a terror tram experience and awesome hip-hop dance show from Friday, September 18 through Sunday, November 1st. The event starts each night at 7 p.m. but closing hours vary each night […]

24.09.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Film ·
Escudero won’t go solo, says Poe will win case

Escudero won’t go solo, says Poe will win case

MANILA (Mabuhay) — For Senator Francis Escudero, going solo in the 2016 elections in case his partner gets disqualified is out of the question. Senator Grace Poe, his presidential running mate, faces a disqualification case at the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) that could determine her eligibility to become an official candidate in the 2016 elections. […]

22.09.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Ex-LTO chief Torres ready to face any probe, denies name-dropping PNoy

Ex-LTO chief Torres ready to face any probe, denies name-dropping PNoy

MANILA, Sept 22 (Mabuhay) –Former Land Transportation Office chief Virginia Torres on Tuesday denied name-dropping President Benigno Aquino III while trying to negotiate the release of a large sugar shipment at the Bureau of Customs (BOC) last month. “Hindi po. Meron tayong witness diyan. There was never an instance na nag-name drop ako ng presidente,” […]

22.09.2015 · Filled under: News ·
WW II veteran urges Fil-Am youth to continue work for justice

WW II veteran urges Fil-Am youth to continue work for justice

By Abner Galino FILIPINO American veteran leader Franco Arcebal recently urged the Filipino-American youth to continue seeking justice for his fellow World War II veterans who were denied rights by the government of the United States of America shortly after the war ended.  “You wouldn’t know (the injustice committed against the veterans) if no one […]

22.09.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Gwen Stefani teaming up with Urban Decay

Gwen Stefani teaming up with Urban Decay

(Relaxnews) – Cosmetics brand Urban Decay has announced it will release its first-ever celebrity designer collaboration, with a new collection signed by singer Gwen Stefani due out in November. Stefani reportedly worked closely with the brand on the limited-edition collection, offering insights on everything from shades to packaging. “Everyone in my life knows I absolutely […]

22.09.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
Progressive solons seek SC protection from police, military

Progressive solons seek SC protection from police, military

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Former and incumbent lawmakers under the Makabayan bloc on Friday asked the Supreme Court to issue writs of amparo and habeas data against alleged military and police harassment. In a 37-page plea, the petitioners said the civil society organizations to which they belong have been tagged by the government forces as “communist […]

22.09.2015 · Filled under: News ·
Pols leaving LP won’t affect Mar’s chances in 2016: Palace

Pols leaving LP won’t affect Mar’s chances in 2016: Palace

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The decision of several Liberal Party (LP) members to leave the ruling political party will not affect the chances of administration candidate, former Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II, in next year’s presidential elections, Malacañang said Friday. At least 200 local officials from different political parties, mostly from the LP, took their […]

22.09.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Two new Nexus smartphones under Android Marshmallow coming September 29

Two new Nexus smartphones under Android Marshmallow coming September 29

(Relaxnews) – The new Nexus smartphones, made by LG and Huawei could be called the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P. The devices are set to be unveiled by Google in San Francisco on September 29, along with the final version of Android Marshmallow (6.0). Two smartphones of 5.2-inches and 5.7-inches The Nexus 5X and […]

22.09.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
‘The Peanuts Movie’ trailer presents an ‘underdog and his dog’

‘The Peanuts Movie’ trailer presents an ‘underdog and his dog’

(Relaxnews) – A new trailer for the upcoming “Peanuts Movie” gives a glimpse of the adventures in store for underdog Charlie Brown, his dog Snoopy and company. Due out November 6 in the US and rolling out worldwide through November, December and early 2016, “The Peanuts Movie” marks the big-screen debut of the “Peanuts” characters, […]

22.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Jose Mari Chan: Recollections and recognitions

Jose Mari Chan: Recollections and recognitions

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Jose Mari Chan started his entertainment career as host and singer of the TV show “9 Teeners” in 1966. He became popular when his singles “Afterglow” (1967) and “Deep In My Heart” (1969) hit the airwaves and became fan favorites. Even when he moved to the US in 1975, his songs were […]

22.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Binay camp: ‘Heavy advertising’ lifted Mar’s presidential rating

Binay camp: ‘Heavy advertising’ lifted Mar’s presidential rating

MANILA, Sept 21 (Mabuhay) — The camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay on Monday said “heavy advertising” contributed to the big leap of former Interior secretary Mar Roxas in the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) presidential preference survey. Lawyer Rico Quicho, Binay’s spokesperson for political affairs, added that “questionable use of government resources especially on […]

21.09.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Viola Davis makes Emmy history

Viola Davis makes Emmy history

(Los Angeles, Sept 21, 2015 (AFP)-AFP) – Viola Davis made Emmy history on Sunday when she won the award for best actress in a drama series, becoming the first black woman to take the honor in the prestigious category. Davis, who triumphed for her starring role as law school professor Annalise Keating in ABC’s “How […]

21.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Jon Hamm, ‘Game of Thrones’ finally win Emmys glory

Jon Hamm, ‘Game of Thrones’ finally win Emmys glory

(Los Angeles, Sept 21, 2015 (AFP)-AFP) – HBO’s fantasy epic “Game of Thrones” won for best drama series and Jon Hamm finally took home a trophy for “Mad Men” on Sunday at the Emmy Awards — a night of firsts that saw a black actress make history. Viola Davis gave an emotional speech as she […]

21.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
2015 Emmy winners in key categories

2015 Emmy winners in key categories

(Los Angeles-AFP) – Here is a list of the winners in key categories for the 2015 Primetime Emmy awards, which were handed out in Los Angeles on Sunday: OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES “Game of Thrones” OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES “Veep” LEAD ACTOR, DRAMA Jon Hamm, “Mad Men” LEAD ACTRESS, DRAMA Viola Davis, “How to Get Away with […]

21.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Palace welcomes passage of Japan’s new security laws

Palace welcomes passage of Japan’s new security laws

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Malacanang welcomed the passage of Japan’s National Diet of legislations that would allow Japanese soldiers to fight overseas in defense of their allies. “We welcome the passage of legislation on national security by Japan’s National Diet,” Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said in a radio interview on Saturday. “As Japan is our strategic […]

21.09.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Emmys celebrate TV’s best, but are viewers overloaded?

Emmys celebrate TV’s best, but are viewers overloaded?

(Los Angeles, United States-AFP) – The Emmy Awards on Sunday will celebrate the best of the hundreds of television shows flooding US airwaves, in what many critics have called the small screen’s “golden age.” But have audiences reached saturation point? Is there, in fact, too much good TV? “We’re in this insane expansion — it’s […]

19.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
PNoy to keep pushing for Bangsamoro law as raps readied vs MILF men

PNoy to keep pushing for Bangsamoro law as raps readied vs MILF men

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III has not changed his mind over the need to pass the Bangsamoro Basic Law even as authorities are set to file charges against 26 members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, Malacañang said Friday. The BBL, which seeks to establish a new Bangsamoro political entity, is based on […]

19.09.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Leni’s track record in Congress makes her qualified to be VP: Palace

Leni’s track record in Congress makes her qualified to be VP: Palace

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The track record of Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo even as a neophyte congresswoman makes her qualified to be the vice-presidential candidate of the administration’s Liberal Party (LP), Malacañang said Friday. “She has a very good head on her shoulders. She is also a lawyer at wala hong bahid ang record,” Deputy […]

19.09.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
All roads lead to The Annual Asian Small Business Expo this Saturday in Alhambra

All roads lead to The Annual Asian Small Business Expo this Saturday in Alhambra

The Search to Involve Pilipino Americans join other Asian groups for The Annual Asian Small Business Expo that is take place this Saturday, September 19 at the Almansor Court Conference Center in Alhambra. Asian Pacific Islander Small Business Program Formed in 1999, Asian Pacific Islander Small Business Program (API SBP) is a collaborative five community organization: the Chinatown Service Center, […]

18.09.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Legislature sends Bonta’s Victim Compensation Bill to Brown

Legislature sends Bonta’s Victim Compensation Bill to Brown

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) announced today that his bill to modernize the California Victim Compensation Program passed both houses of the Legislature with strong bipartisan support and will now be considered by the Governor. The California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board (board) administers the California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP) to compensate […]

18.09.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Carson celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with music and festivity

Carson celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with music and festivity

Influenced by tropical sounds and warm California vibes, the Quitapenas takes centerstage as the City of Carson presents the 2nd Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration. The festivities will take place on Saturday, September 19th from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. at Carson Park located at 21411 S. Orrick Avenue in Carson.  The event is open to the public and admission […]

18.09.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Back-to-school hair straight off the catwalk

Back-to-school hair straight off the catwalk

(Relaxnews) – Fall has its rewards — cashmere sweaters, snug outer wear and the chance to test out new hairstyles being just some of them. Get back-to-school hair down pat with these catwalk looks. Loose waves The overwhelming trend on the Autumn/Winter 2015 catwalks was for long, loosely styled waves for a natural and easy […]

17.09.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos ·
The automotive upstarts starting up at Frankfurt

The automotive upstarts starting up at Frankfurt

(Relaxnews) – As well as established brands showcasing their latest wares, this year’s motor show is proving to be the ideal platform for the launch of new and reborn marques with huge ambitions, especially in the premium and electric vehicle markets. Thunder Power Even before the technical specifications were revealed, there was a lot of […]

17.09.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Photos ·
Viral video shows why it takes 6 months to build sandwich from scratch

Viral video shows why it takes 6 months to build sandwich from scratch

(Relaxnews) – It took Andy George six months and $1,500 to make a single chicken sandwich. Because he made it from scratch. And when George, US-based host of the YouTube series “How to Make Everything” uses the term “scratch,” he’s not just talking about baking bread from flour purchased off the grocery store shelf, and […]

Glendale to start issuing citations for water waste

Glendale to start issuing citations for water waste

GLENDALE, California – Glendale Water & Power will start issuing citations for repeat water wasters. In an effort to continue to meet its 20% water conservation goal set by the State, Glendale Water & Power is informing customers that if repeated violations of the Mandatory Water Conservation Ordinance are not corrected, then citations ranging from […]

16.09.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Local News ·
Indian star Chauhan joins NY anti-poverty concert

Indian star Chauhan joins NY anti-poverty concert

(New York-AFP) – Sunidhi Chauhan, a leading singer in Indian cinema, was announced Wednesday as a new performer for next week’s major anti-poverty concert in New York. The Global Citizen Festival, which hopes to spur activism to fight extreme poverty, has already announced Western superstars Beyonce, Pearl Jam, Coldplay and Ed Sheeran as headlining acts. […]

16.09.2015 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
‘Bridge of Spies’ receives second trailer

‘Bridge of Spies’ receives second trailer

(Relaxnews) – Steven Spielberg’s “Bridge of Spies” is headed for an October release, retelling the story of a US-Russian prisoner exchange in the midst of the Cold War. Tom Hanks stars as US lawyer James Donovan, with Mark Rylance his new charge, captured Russian spy Rudolf Abel. Having been asked to help negotiate the exchange […]

16.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Mar Roxas must go beyond ‘Daang Matuwid’ motto for 2016 —Osmeña

Mar Roxas must go beyond ‘Daang Matuwid’ motto for 2016 —Osmeña

MANILA, Sept 16 (Mabuhay) — Saying the “Daang Matuwid” motto may already be worn-out, Senator Sergio Osmeña III advised former Interior Secretary and 2016 Liberal Party standard-bearer Mar Roxas to go beyond the motherhood statement of the present administration. In an interview, Osmeña – who was one of the campaign managers for President Benigno Aquino […]

16.09.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
UCLA Pilipino Alumni Endowment surpasses $100,000

UCLA Pilipino Alumni Endowment surpasses $100,000

The UCLA Scholarship Office has confirmed that the UCLA Pilipino Alumni Endowment, which supports the UCLA Pilipino Alumni / Lovell Sevilla Scholarship Program, surpassed the $100,000 mark, a representative from the scholarship office said. In response, UCLA Pilipino Alumni Scholarship Director Bobby T. Rimas said “This is a strong indication of our commitment to supporting opportunities for deserving students to receive […]

16.09.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
$1,000,000 to make Los Angeles the best place to learn, create, play, connect, and live

$1,000,000 to make Los Angeles the best place to learn, create, play, connect, and live

LA2050 launches its third My LA2050 Grants Challenge to turn dreams of a better Los Angeles into reality LOS ANGELES – Today, LA2050 will launch its third My LA2050 Grants Challenge, a $1,000,000 crowdsourced competition that supports creative ideas to improve Los Angeles. LA2050 is inviting organizations throughout Los Angeles County to submit their proposals to make the region […]

15.09.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
High Fees hold back  green card holders

High Fees hold back green card holders

800,000 immigrants primed for citizenship in LA County By Abner Galino In Los Angeles County, close to 800,000 lawful permanent residents (LPRs) or green card holders are eligible to become American citizens but just about half of them would take the time to make that happen. This was revealed during an ethnic media roundtable held […]

15.09.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Jennifer Lawrence linked with ‘Red Sparrow’ thriller

Jennifer Lawrence linked with ‘Red Sparrow’ thriller

(Relaxnews) – Joining the spy novel adaptation means Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence would reteam with “The Hunger Games” director. “Red Sparrow” is based on the 2013 Jason Matthews novel about a young Russian agent who is sent to undermine the efforts of her CIA equivalent. She then ends up being recruited by the US intelligence […]

15.09.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Palace unaware of DTI chief Domingo’s resignation plan – Valte

Palace unaware of DTI chief Domingo’s resignation plan – Valte

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A Palace official on Saturday said that Malacañang has not received any information that Trade and Industry Secretary Gregory Domingo will be quitting his post next month – as reported earlier. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte, in an interview on state-run dzRB, also said that she is not aware of the supposed […]

14.09.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
New Steve Jobs film wins over “The Woz”

New Steve Jobs film wins over “The Woz”

(San Francisco-AFP) – Nearly four years after the death of Steve Jobs, the legacy of the iconic Apple co-founder continues to be debated in books and on film. Jobs so touched the world that many around the globe were struck with grief when he died in his Silicon Valley home on October 5, 2011. A […]

Bishop Wilkerson: High Mass presider at 41st LA Peñafrancia fiesta

Bishop Wilkerson: High Mass presider at 41st LA Peñafrancia fiesta

By Mits San Jose UBLA PRO LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA — Most Reverend Gerald Eugene Wilkerson, D.D., V.G., Bishop of the San Fernando Valley Pastoral Region until his retirement two months ago at age 75, will preside over a concelebrated High Mass to highlight the Kaaldawan (Feast Day) of the 41st Annual Peñafrancia  Fiesta in this […]

14.09.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Bonta commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Delano Grape Strike

Bonta commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Delano Grape Strike

(Sacramento, CA) – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) commemorated the 50th Anniversary of the Delano Grape Strike of 1965 this week on the floor of the Assembly, describing the critical collaboration between Filipino and Latino farm workers and leaders during the genesis of the California farm labor movement. “Fifty years ago, on the evening of September 7th, the Agricultural […]

14.09.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Palace: No report yet of Filipinos hurt in Mecca crane accident

Palace: No report yet of Filipinos hurt in Mecca crane accident

MANILA, Sept 12 (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Saturday said that the Philippine consulate office in Jeddah has yet to receive reports of Filipinos injured in the crane accident in the city of Mecca, where more than 100 people were killed and 238 others injured. “Wala naman pong report so far pa ng mga Pilipinong nadamay […]

12.09.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
HPG: Rush-hour travel on EDSA cut by 15-25 minutes

HPG: Rush-hour travel on EDSA cut by 15-25 minutes

MANILA, Sept 12 (Mabuhay) – The Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) is claiming that five days after it took over traffic management on EDSA, travel time during rush hours on Metro Manila’s main artery has been cut by 15 to 25 minutes. “Ang report ng HPG, ay isang linggong nakalapag sia dyan sa EDSA […]

12.09.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
IMF: Outlook for PHL economy remains favorable

IMF: Outlook for PHL economy remains favorable

WASHINGTON, D.C. – “The outlook for the Philippine economy remains favorable despite uneven and generally weaker global growth prospects,” the International Monetary Fund (IMF) stated in a press release after the conclusion of the 2015 Article IV Consultation between the Philippines and the IMF on 26 August. The IMF’s Title IV Staff Report noted the Philippines’ […]

12.09.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Watch the Aston Martin DB10 perform

Watch the Aston Martin DB10 perform

(Relaxnews) – Aston Martin has released a video of the bespoke, one-off supercar created for the latest James Bond film, being put through its paces by stunt driver Mark Higgins. The latest Aston, the seventh car from the company to appear on screen alongside the world’s most famous fictional British spy since the film series […]

12.09.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Motoring, Online, Videos ·
Apple presses deeper with new iPhones and more

Apple presses deeper with new iPhones and more

(San Francisco-AFP) – The new iPhones came as expected. But Apple also moved into the living room with an upgraded streaming TV box and introduced its iPad Pro aimed at reviving the tablet market. At Wednesday’s media event in San Francisco, Apple unveiled two updated iPhones, aiming to build on the success of its large-screen […]

09.09.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Asia Society presents Filipino Design Now: Filipino heritage through the eyes of celebrated designers

Asia Society presents Filipino Design Now: Filipino heritage through the eyes of celebrated designers

Asia Society presents Filipino Design Now, a special showcase of top Filipino designers. This special display coincides with Philippine Gold: Treasures of Forgotten Kingdoms, an exhibition of over 100 spectacular works of gold from the 10th to 13th century, highlighting the creativity, prosperity and cultural connections of the precolonial period. Asia Society celebrates the artistic […]

09.09.2015 · Filled under: Art, Asian News, Beauty & Style ·
Aquino on presidency: ‘This job really ages you’

Aquino on presidency: ‘This job really ages you’

MANILA   (Mabuhay) – With less than a year to go before he steps down from office, President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday said his six-year term has had a negative impact on health. “Mas maraming sakit ng katawan ko kaysa noong araw…This job really ages you,” he said during a forum organized by the […]

09.09.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
US nabs 244 undocumented immigrants in four-day sting

US nabs 244 undocumented immigrants in four-day sting

Los Angeles, United States | AFP |   – At least 244 people were arrested across southern California in a broad, four-day sweep of immigrants with criminal records staying in the country illegally, US authorities said Monday. The large operation, which ended Thursday, is the most successful of its kind in the region, Immigration and […]

09.09.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Despite SC TRO on gov’t distribution of Implanon Hontiveros, women’s groups distribute contraceptive implants to communities

Despite SC TRO on gov’t distribution of Implanon Hontiveros, women’s groups distribute contraceptive implants to communities

PhilHealth Director Risa Hontiveros together with Akbayan Women and the Family Planning Organization of the Philippines (FPOP) today distributed contraceptives such as Implanon, birth control pills, injectibles and condoms to women of Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City as part of a “family planning fair.” The groups said they organized the activity as an “act of […]

09.09.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
City of Glendale prepares for El Niño

City of Glendale prepares for El Niño

Glendale, CA – September is Emergency Preparedness Month, and a great time to start planning for the changes winter may bring. As Southern California prepares for El Niño, the City of Glendale has initiated regular planning meetings with the Fire, Police, Public Works and Water & Power to prepare for the heavy rains.  In the near future, critical […]

09.09.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Local News ·
9 Filipinos take part in inaugural international visitor leadership program in disaster risk management

9 Filipinos take part in inaugural international visitor leadership program in disaster risk management

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a development expected to promote greater Philippines-US cooperation on disaster risk reduction issues, nine (9) Philippine government officials are currently in Washington D.C. to attend the US State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) on disaster risk management (DRM). The participants, coming from the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the Department of […]

08.09.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
PHL natural, organic products in largest east coast trade show

PHL natural, organic products in largest east coast trade show

WASHINGTON, DC – The rising demand for natural and organic products in the United States is creating a growing market for Philippine agricultural products. Nine Philippine companies will be joining the Natural Products Expo East from September 17 to 19, 2015 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Maryland. The trade show is the largest natural, organic, and healthy products […]

08.09.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
The world’s largest water slide among most highly anticipated rides in 2016

The world’s largest water slide among most highly anticipated rides in 2016

(Relaxnews) – The world’s largest, multi-lane water slide is set to open next year in the US, sending thrill seekers careening down toboggans at speeds of up to 40 feet per second. Standing 60 feet tall (18 meters), the Six Flags franchise will add another multi-lane Wahoo Racer — the largest of its kind in […]

07.09.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Online, Videos ·
Aquino appoints new commissioner on climate change

Aquino appoints new commissioner on climate change

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III has appointed a former consultant with the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) to the country’s Commission on Climate Change Aquino named Emmanuel de Guzman as the new climate change commissioner, replacing Naderev Saño, who resigned in April. De Guzman’s appointment papers were signed by the […]

07.09.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Clip of upcoming documentary on ballet’s “Bad Boy” revealed

Clip of upcoming documentary on ballet’s “Bad Boy” revealed

(Relaxnews) – A clip from the documentary “Dancer” about Ukrainian Sergei Polunin, known as the “bad boy of ballet,” is now available. Polunin has been described in the media as the “James Dean of the ballet world,” according to Variety, who spotted the story and clip. Oscar-nomine producer Gabrielle Tana met Polunin in 2012 just after he […]

07.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars, Online ·
Queen Elizabeth II’s reign in figures

Queen Elizabeth II’s reign in figures

(London, Sept 7, 2015 (AFP)-AFP) – Queen Elizabeth II will on Wednesday pass the landmark for longest-reigning monarch set by Queen Victoria. Here are some figures about her reign, which has lasted more than 63 years: – 33,446,430 minutes or 23,226 days, 16 hours and 30 minutes is the amount of time the queen will […]

07.09.2015 · Filled under: International Stars, World News ·
TV5 International expands reach in U.S. via DIRECTV

TV5 International expands reach in U.S. via DIRECTV

TV5 International marks a milestone by expanding its reach in the U.S. via DIRECTV, now part of the AT&T family.  KAPATID TV5, TV5 international’s entertainment channel, is set to deliver some of the most anticipated shows in the Philippines. As the home of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), Kapatid TV5 has greatly revitalized Filipinos’ love for the Philippine’s […]

07.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Online ·
Azkals hard in practice; game vs Uzbekistan Sept. 8

Azkals hard in practice; game vs Uzbekistan Sept. 8

Members of the Philippine national football team, popularly known as Azkals, are now hard in training at the Philippine Sports Stadium in Bocaue, Bulacan, in preparation for their crucial match against Uzbekistan, the highest ranked team in their bracket, on September 8. The training sessions provide players with an opportunity not only to sharpen their skills […]

07.09.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News, Sports & Recreation ·
Men’s fragrances: sage and lavender scents are fall’s star ingredients

Men’s fragrances: sage and lavender scents are fall’s star ingredients

(Relaxnews) – This fall, men’s fragrances are characterized by perfumed aromatic plants, in particular lavender and sage. A number of brands and luxury fashion houses have presented new scents, concocted with these two leading plants. To get your hands on one of the latest olfactory creations for men, here is an overview of the top […]

07.09.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Lifestyle, Photos ·
Fil-Am judge honored in historic enrobing ceremony

Fil-Am judge honored in historic enrobing ceremony

By Nimfa U. Rueda LOS ANGELES – The newest Filipino-American judge in the Los Angeles Superior Court was formally honored in a historic swearing-in and enrobing ceremony at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles earlier this week. Julian Recana made history when he was named judge by California Governor Jerry Brown last month. […]

07.09.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Will Jaguar set the Pace at this year’s Frankfurt motor show?

Will Jaguar set the Pace at this year’s Frankfurt motor show?

(Relaxnews) – Like a number of automotive stalwarts whose history was until now steeped in on-road success, Jaguar is planning to drive straight off-road and into the luxury crossover market at this year’s Frankfurt show with the first SUV in its 80-year history — The F-Pace. Teased on Friday in its first official, non-camouflaged image, […]

06.09.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Online, Videos ·
Depp wows Venice in mobster mode

Depp wows Venice in mobster mode

(Venice-AFP) – Johnny Depp’s portrayal of James ‘Whitey’ Bulger was tipped Friday as a potential Oscar winner after “Black Mass”, an account of the Boston mobster’s life of crime was unveiled to a warm reception at the Venice film festival. Greeted by thousands of fans, some of whom had been camped out all night, the […]

06.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
50 more solons to face PDAF scam cases: lawyer

50 more solons to face PDAF scam cases: lawyer

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Lawyer Levito Baligod will press charges against 50 more lawmakers who allegedly funneled their Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) allocations to bogus NGOs. In a press conference in Quezon City, Baligod said that P5 million is the smallest amount allocated by the lawmakers to questionable non-government organizations (NGOs). Baligod refused to divulge the […]

04.09.2015 · Filled under: News ·
Spandau Ballet, Blake, 9 Filipino cast members of Miss Saigon West End to perform at ‘ASAP 20 Live in London’

Spandau Ballet, Blake, 9 Filipino cast members of Miss Saigon West End to perform at ‘ASAP 20 Live in London’

World-class U.K-based mainstream acts confirmed to join Europe’s biggest Filipino event on September 6, 2015 at The SSE Arena Wembley LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM   – “It just keeps getting bigger.” This was the enthusiastic statement of ABS-CBN Managing Director of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Kai V. Rodriguez when she shared the big news that major stars from […]

Trump to Bush: Speak English in America

Trump to Bush: Speak English in America

Washington, United States | AFP |   – Republican frontrunner Donald Trump had a message Wednesday for his Spanish-speaking rival Jeb Bush as they compete for their party’s presidential nomination: lead by “speaking English.” “I like Jeb,” Trump said in an interview with conservative website Breitbart News. “He’s a nice man. But he should really […]

04.09.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Festival lineup announced for Telluride Film Festival

Festival lineup announced for Telluride Film Festival

(Relaxnews) – The 42nd Telluride Film Festival, held in the US state of Colorado, has unveiled its full festival lineup. Danny Boyle’s “Steve Jobs,” Sarah Gavron’s “Suffragette” and Cary Fukunga’s “Beasts of No Nation” are some of the films featuring this year. Tom McCarthy’s “Spotlight,” starring Mark Ruffalo and Whitney Bulger’s “Black Mass,” starring Johnny Depp, […]

04.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Burger King’s plans for Peace Day Burger to move forward with Denny’s and Krystal

Burger King’s plans for Peace Day Burger to move forward with Denny’s and Krystal

(Relaxnews) – Burger King’s global peace mission is moving forward despite being rejected by arch rival McDonald’s, having found allies in four other fast food chains who’ve offered to join forces and create their own Peace Day Burger. A week after McDonald’s threw cold water on BK’s invitation to make amends and collaborate on a […]

04.09.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Offbeat, Online, Videos ·