‘Steve Jobs’ biopic to premiere at Telluride

‘Steve Jobs’ biopic to premiere at Telluride

(Relaxnews) – Telluride’s significance has risen as it has become one of three film festivals that are considered indicative of how the Academy Awards will play out early the following year; we take a look at some of the biggest names on its 2015 slate. Running September 4-7, its placement on the annual festival calendar […]

04.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Incoming USAID Mission Director reaffirms strong partnership with PHL

Incoming USAID Mission Director reaffirms strong partnership with PHL

WASHINGTON, DC — In a meeting at the Philippine Embassy in Washington D.C. on  01 September, Dr. Susan K. Brems—the incoming Mission Director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for the Philippines, Pacific Islands and Mongolia—reaffirmed the strong development partnership between the Philippine Government  and USAID. Dr. Brems is a career member of the […]

04.09.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Ombudsman probing PNoy, Abad over DAP

Ombudsman probing PNoy, Abad over DAP

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales on Tuesday announced that her office is currently investigating President Benigno Aquino III and Budget Secretary Florencio Abad for the implementation of the Disbursement Acceleration Program. Responding to a query by Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate during the Office of the Ombudsman’s budget briefing, Morales said there […]

04.09.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Karen Gillan to join ‘The Circle’ cast

Karen Gillan to join ‘The Circle’ cast

(Relaxnews) – Scottish actress Karen Gillan (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) has joined the cast of “The Circle” in a starring role, Variety reports. The upcoming film, an adaptation of Dave Eggers’ novel of the same name, also stars Tom Hanks, Emma Watson and John Boyega. The story looks at the challenges of life in the […]

02.09.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Toshiba debuts new Satellite Radius 12

Toshiba debuts new Satellite Radius 12

(Relaxnews) – Toshiba announced its new Satellite Radius 12 convertible laptop today, which will debut at Berlin’s IFA tech show, according to The Verge. Toshiba claims that the new machine will be the “world’s first 12.5-inch Ultra HD 4K convertible” laptop. The Satellite Radius 12 will come out in Full HD or 4K displays, and offer […]

02.09.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Follow President Barack Obama on Instagram as he takes selfies on Alaskan tour

Follow President Barack Obama on Instagram as he takes selfies on Alaskan tour

(Relaxnews) – President Barack Obama has taken over the White House Instagram account, taking photos and selfies of his Alaskan tour. And aside from a stray finger blocking the frame of a selfie taken with survivalist and reality show host Bear Grylls, the photos aren’t half bad. “Hey everyone, it’s Barack,” he wrote on his […]

UCLA Pilipino Alumni presents scholarship to Josh Manansala

UCLA Pilipino Alumni presents scholarship to Josh Manansala

Several UCLA Pilipino Alumni (PAA) Board Members presented Joshua Manansala last Aug.22 with the 2015 UCLA Pilipino Alumni/Lovell Sevilla Scholarship Award Certificate at the UCLA PAA Send-Off event that took place at Heritage Park in Cerritos, California. Mr. Manansala will receive a $4,000 scholarship for his outstanding academic, leadership, and community service achievements. A recent graduate of Capital Christian […]

02.09.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Benefit Galas to kick off Philippine Gold exhibit in NY

Benefit Galas to kick off Philippine Gold exhibit in NY

WASHINGTON, DC – An exhibit featuring spectacular works of pre-colonial Philippine gold will be on display in New York City, with two benefit gala dinners kicking off the event. Philippine Gold: Treasures of Forgotten Kingdoms will showcase over a hundred gold objects from the golden age of Butuan, a polity on the southern Philippine island of […]

02.09.2015 · Filled under: Art, Happenings ·
St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church announces $12-M campaign to build new church and parish hall

St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church announces $12-M campaign to build new church and parish hall

Corona, CA, – St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, in the Diocese of San Bernardino, proudly announces the Build My Church with Living Stones capital stewardship campaign to construct a new church facility and parish hall.  With the approval of the master plan and the capital campaign strategic plan by Bishop Gerald R. Barnes in late […]

01.09.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
China’s Xi, Obama aide hint at underlying tensions ahead of summit

China’s Xi, Obama aide hint at underlying tensions ahead of summit

Beijing, China | AFP |   – Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Barack Obama’s key national security aide hinted at tensions that divide their countries on Friday ahead of a state visit to Washington by Xi. Meeting in Beijing with US national security adviser Susan Rice, Xi said that he looks forward to continuing […]

01.09.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
US, Philippines hold talks on boosting military capacity: spokesman

US, Philippines hold talks on boosting military capacity: spokesman

Manila, Philippines | AFP |  – America’s Pacific commander held talks with the Philippine military Wednesday on ways to strengthen US capacity in the region to deter conflict and maintain freedom of navigation, a Filipino spokesman said. Admiral Harry Harris, head of the US Pacific Command, outlined a freshly drafted Pentagon report highlighting issues in […]

01.09.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
US President Obama to appear on ‘Bear Grylls’ episode

US President Obama to appear on ‘Bear Grylls’ episode

(Relaxnews) – Barack Obama is to feature on a special episode of US TV show “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” set to air this year. EW reports that Obama will meet Grylls in Alaska to observe the effects of climate change, later meeting up with the reality TV star in the Alaskan Wilderness to receive a […]

Taking on immigrants in US could be time-bomb for Trump

Taking on immigrants in US could be time-bomb for Trump

By Ramon Sahmkow Washington, United States | AFP |   – Billionaire Donald Trump has soared in opinion polls for the Republican presidential primary, but inflammatory anti-immigrant rhetoric could cost him the crucial Latino vote in the 2016 White House race. “What Trump is doing is political suicide,” says Patricio Zamorano, executive director of the […]

31.08.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Katy Perry releasing Prismatic World Tour concert film

Katy Perry releasing Prismatic World Tour concert film

(Relaxnews) – US pop star Katy Perry is offering her fans another chance to experience her Prismatic World Tour, with a concert film set to launch on October 30 in DVD, Blu-ray and digital formats. “The Prismatic World Tour Live” will spotlight the ongoing tour, whose concerts are presented in seven thematic acts, complete with […]

31.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ headed to Broadway

‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ headed to Broadway

(Relaxnews) – The hit Nickelodeon cartoon “SpongeBob SquarePants” is to inspire a stage show that will bow next year in Chicago before moving on to New York. Several big names in music are set to contribute original songs, including David Bowie, Steven Tyler, Cyndi Lauper, The Flaming Lips and John Legend, reports Variety. Tina Laudau (“The […]

31.08.2015 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
PH, Thailand eye agreements on education, battle vs drugs

PH, Thailand eye agreements on education, battle vs drugs

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III on Friday said he and Thai Prime Minsiter Prayut Chan-o-cha are working toward clinching deals that would allow more cooperation between the Philippines and Thailand on the issue of drug trafficking and education. “Our two nations also committed to work towards the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding […]

31.08.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
‘Heneral Luna’ comes to Los Angeles

‘Heneral Luna’ comes to Los Angeles

By Nimfa U. Rueda LOS ANGELES – On Aug. 31, National Heroes’ Day in the Philippines, a special movie screening here will give Filipino-Americans a peek into the life of a Filipino hero who fought for the country’s independence from the United States. “Heneral Luna,” directed by Cinemalaya 2013 Directors Showcase Best Director Jerrold Tarog, […]

31.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film, Local News ·
Tingting Cojuangco impeachment plea vs Aquino ‘recycled’ — Palace

Tingting Cojuangco impeachment plea vs Aquino ‘recycled’ — Palace

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Thursday shrugged off a petition seeking the impeachment of President Benigno Aquino III over the now defunct Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) and Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF). Former Tarlac governor Margarita “Tingting” Cojuangco and several others asked the Supreme Court on Wednesday to order the Ombudsman to investigate and file […]

30.08.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Atlanta to be home of new fashion museum opening in October

Atlanta to be home of new fashion museum opening in October

(Relaxnews) – At a time when fashion exhibitions at major museums are enjoying a heyday, a new museum devoted to fashion has just been announced and will open in October in Atlanta, Georgia in the US. The Savannah College of Art and Design is behind the new museum, which will be called SCADfash and will […]

Djokovic new UNICEF goodwill ambassador

Djokovic new UNICEF goodwill ambassador

By Mariano Andrade New York, United States | AFP |  – Reigning world tennis champion Novak Djokovic became a new goodwill ambassador for the UN Fund for Children on Wednesday, joining a roster of athletes and celebrities to hold the post. The 28-year-old Serbian, who grew up during the Balkans war, has already worked to […]

30.08.2015 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation, World News ·
Lina urges Congress to pass new Customs act amid outcry

Lina urges Congress to pass new Customs act amid outcry

MANILA, Aug 28 (Mabuhay) — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is urging Congress to prioritize the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act to improve the operations of the agency amid public outcry over its policy on inspections on balikbayan boxes. “We are calling on our friends in Congress to prioritize the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act […]

28.08.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Celine Dion returns to Las Vegas stage

Celine Dion returns to Las Vegas stage

(Relaxnews) – After a year-long break, Celine Dion returned to the stage in Las Vegas Thursday. Dion opened a new show at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, after putting her career on hold last summer to take care of her ailing husband Rene Angelil who underwent surgery for throat cancer. New updates to the show […]

28.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
U2 drops new video that expires in 24 hours

U2 drops new video that expires in 24 hours

(Relaxnews) – U2 has dropped a new music video for their latest single which will be streamed online for just 24 hours. Fans have until 4 pm GMT (11 am EST), Friday, Aug. 28 to watch the video for “Song For Someone” from their album ‘Songs of Innocence,’ which was posted on Facebook Thursday. Directed […]

28.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
‘The Hobbit’ trilogy comes back to theaters in October, with extended editions

‘The Hobbit’ trilogy comes back to theaters in October, with extended editions

(Relaxnews) – All nine hours of “The Hobbit” trilogy will be shown in US theaters in October for an event including never-before-seen additions. Fathom Events, New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures are joining forces to screen the entire trilogy of J. R. R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit”, directed by Peter Jackson. The event, […]

28.08.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
PHL home, handmade, and lifestyle collections featured in New York trade show

PHL home, handmade, and lifestyle collections featured in New York trade show

WASHINGTON, DC – Filipino designers, manufacturers, and exporters showcased their innovative works in the recently-concluded NY Now Exhibition, one of the biggest wholesale trade shows in New York which features home, handmade, and lifestyle design collections. A contingent of 19 Filipino exhibitors under the Lifestyle Philippines brand represented the country in the NY Now Exhibition […]

28.08.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Happenings, Lifestyle, Local News ·
Jeb Bush: Asians abusing US birthright citizenship

Jeb Bush: Asians abusing US birthright citizenship

Washington, United States | AFP |   – Republican White House hopeful Jeb Bush on Monday accused Asians of abusing rules allowing infants born in the United States to be American citizens, amid a campaign row over immigration. Bush has clashed with rivals – including the Republican presidential frontrunner billionaire Donald Trump and top Democratic […]

27.08.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Aquino’s decision to stop balikbayan box inspections not politically motivated: Palace

Aquino’s decision to stop balikbayan box inspections not politically motivated: Palace

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III’s decision to stop the Bureau of Customs from physically inspecting balikbayan boxes — a plan vehemently opposed by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) — was not politically motivated, Malacañang said Tuesday. Asked during a press briefing if Aquino had the 2016 elections in mind when he made his decision, […]

27.08.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Trump sees Clinton, Biden as ‘pretty equal’ 2016 challengers

Trump sees Clinton, Biden as ‘pretty equal’ 2016 challengers

Washington, United States | AFP |   – Vice President Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton would make equally formidable opponents in the race for the White House, Donald Trump said Sunday as he and other Republican candidates aimed their darts at the Democratic frontrunner. Growing speculation about Biden’s plans were further fueled by reports over […]

27.08.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
‘We Are Your Friends’: key facts behind the DJ drama

‘We Are Your Friends’: key facts behind the DJ drama

(Relaxnews) – Take three minutes to find out a little more about this week’s electro-infused romantic drama “We Are Your Friends,” including who’s in it, where its name comes from, and how it’s linked to a show about online dating. Why the name? If you’re wondering where the film’s title comes from, let’s get that […]

27.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Anne Hathaway to battle blood-thirsty aliens in sci-fi comedy

Anne Hathaway to battle blood-thirsty aliens in sci-fi comedy

(Relaxnews) – For her next project, Anne Hathaway will star in and produce a sci-fi comedy heavy on female leads. In “The Shower,” a baby shower turns into an apocalyptic meteor shower, in which the meteor rocks turn into blood-thirsty male aliens. With Hathaway at the helm, the women must save themselves and the planet. […]

27.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Former investment banking analyst with J.P. Morgan charged in $600,000 insider trading scheme

Former investment banking analyst with J.P. Morgan charged in $600,000 insider trading scheme

LOS ANGELES – An analyst with J.P. Morgan Securities and two longtime friends were taken into custody this morning after being charged in a federal grand jury indictment that alleges they participated in an insider trading scheme that netted more than $600,000 in illicit profits. Ashish Aggarwal, 27, of San Francisco; Shahriyar Bolandian, 26, of the […]

27.08.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Govt seeks P38.9B for calamity funds in 2016

Govt seeks P38.9B for calamity funds in 2016

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The government is asking Congress for P38.9 billion next year to prepare and respond to calamities, as well as to rehabilitate the areas devastated by Typhoon Yolanda. A scrutiny of the proposed 2016 General Appropriations Act (GAA) show that P19 billion of the P38.9 billion National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Fund […]

27.08.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Nick Jonas named as Miss America Music Curator

Nick Jonas named as Miss America Music Curator

(Relaxnews) – The Jonas brother will be choosing the music for the Miss America Pageant 2015. Having just released a new single, “Levels”, Nick Jonas has another reason to celebrate this month: he has been selected to be the Music Curator for this year’s Miss America beauty pageant. On his Twitter feed, he invited fans […]

26.08.2015 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
The Met’s new Breuer building to host TEDxMet conference

The Met’s new Breuer building to host TEDxMet conference

(Relaxnews) – The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s second annual TED conference is to serve as a coming-out party for the Met Breuer, its modern and contemporary art annex set to open to the public in March. TEDxMet was inaugurated in 2013 with a program called “Icons,” marking the first time an art museum had been […]

26.08.2015 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Samsung announces US pricing and availability for new Galaxy Tab S2

Samsung announces US pricing and availability for new Galaxy Tab S2

(Relaxnews) – On August 26, Samsung announced the US retail prices and shipment dates of the new Galaxy Tab S2. Earlier this summer, Samsung unveiled its newest tablet model, the Galaxy Tab S2. Lighter and thinner than its competitor, the iPad Air 2, it is available in two sizes: 9.7-inch and 8.0-inch. Now US prices […]

26.08.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Science & Technology ·
Burger King peace offer to McDonald’s: ‘Let’s make a McWhopper’

Burger King peace offer to McDonald’s: ‘Let’s make a McWhopper’

(Washington, United States-AFP) – Is a McWhopper in the near future for fast-food lovers? In the name of global peace, Burger King proposed making the hybrid hamburger to its rival McDonald’s on Wednesday, at least for one day, the United Nations-promoted International Day of Peace on September 21. Burger King, perpetually locked in tough competition […]

26.08.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Online, Videos ·
Guinness World Records fetes its 60th anniversary

Guinness World Records fetes its 60th anniversary

(Relaxnews) – On Thursday, August 27, the world’s undisputed record-keeper and archive of history fetes its 60th anniversary. In addition to the release of the 60th edition of the book next month, Guinness has been building up to the milestone with a special video series featuring some of the biggest — figuratively and literally — records set, […]

26.08.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Online, Videos ·
Roxas warns public vs ways of ‘trapos’

Roxas warns public vs ways of ‘trapos’

CEBU CITY  (Mabuhay) – Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II on Monday issued a warning against  “traditional politicians” who are wooing voters in campaigns but will “take advantage” of the people once they get elected. “Siga sila at maaari silang magpatuloy ng pananamantala sa inyo. Iyan ang trapo (traditional politician) style ng pamamahala (They are […]

26.08.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Newest edition of Office 2016 expected to land next month for Windows users

Newest edition of Office 2016 expected to land next month for Windows users

(Relaxnews) – Microsoft is reportedly set to launch its Office 2016 suite for Windows in September. According to various reports from The Verge and German site WinFuture, the latest iteration of Office will feature better search options, storage, email delivery, and real-time co-authoring in the desktop version of the program. The Mac version of Office 2016 was […]

26.08.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
The world of custom cars: How Touring Superleggera caters to car connoisseurs

The world of custom cars: How Touring Superleggera caters to car connoisseurs

(Relaxnews) – The number of millionaires in the world is at an all-time high and so is demand for the most exotic of automobiles. Rolls-Royce and Ferrari have reported a second straight year of record sales, every Bugatti Veyron has found a home and the classic car market is going crazy. All of which means […]

26.08.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Photos ·
BBC Radio One announces ‘Live Lounge month’ lineup

BBC Radio One announces ‘Live Lounge month’ lineup

(Relaxnews) – On August 25, BBC Radio One announced their plans for 30 Live Lounge performances in 30 days, including new acts and some of the industry’s most established names. The popular Live Lounge feature on BBC Radio One will be running daily throughout September, it was announced Tuesday. From Tuesday, September 1 to Wednesday, […]

26.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Poe praises Aquino as ‘sincere’ but …

Poe praises Aquino as ‘sincere’ but …

CEBU CITY (Mabuhay) – Senator Grace Poe praised President Benigno Aquino III on Monday but added that things needed to be done faster. “Maraming nagawa ang Pangulo. Tapat siya,” (The President has done a lot. He is sincere) Poe said of President Benigno Aquino III. She added however that these might not be enough. “Marami […]

25.08.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Google testing out food porn feature for Maps

Google testing out food porn feature for Maps

(Relaxnews) – Google is testing out a new feature with some of its local city guides that will allow users to attach “foodographs” to restaurants and cafes on Google Maps. According to Android Police, the new feature will be tested out among the community of “level three” local guides — those who’ve contributed more than 50 […]

25.08.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
Goldgenie launches iPhone 6s customized with diamonds

Goldgenie launches iPhone 6s customized with diamonds

(Relaxnews) – Along with gold, rose gold and platinum, a luxury customization service will encrust the latest iPhone 6s with 800 diamonds. It hasn’t even hit the market yet, but Goldgenie is opening pre-orders for its 24K gold, rose gold and platinum iPhone 6s collection August 31. The newest iteration of the iPhone, which is […]

25.08.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Newest cast member of “The Girl on the Train” announced

Newest cast member of “The Girl on the Train” announced

(Relaxnews) – More casting announcements have been made for the highly anticipated film adaptation of “The Girl On the Train, with Hayley Bennett rounding out the trio of female leads. According to Deadline, Bennett will star alongside Emily Blunt and Rebecca Ferguson in the thriller originally written by Paula Hawkins. Bennett is currently shooting “The Magnificent […]

25.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
China island-building altering South China Sea status quo: US

China island-building altering South China Sea status quo: US

Washington, United States | AFP | – China has reclaimed more than 2,900 acres of land from the South China Sea in less than two years in an intensive island-building campaign in the disputed Spratly Islands, a new Pentagon report says. “By undertaking these actions, China is unilaterally altering the physical status quo in the […]

24.08.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Aquino takes swipe at Binay for ‘playing blind’ to govt support for Cebu projects

Aquino takes swipe at Binay for ‘playing blind’ to govt support for Cebu projects

CEBU CITY, Aug 24 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday took an apparent swipe at Vice President Jejomar Binay for supposedly playing blind to the support being given by his government to infrastructure projects in Cebu. “May nagsabi na di raw natin inasikaso ang mga proyekto sa Cebu. Parang gusto ko siyang abutan […]

24.08.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Demi Lovato’s next track ‘Confident’ leaked

Demi Lovato’s next track ‘Confident’ leaked

(Relaxnews) – A leak of Demi Lovato’s forthcoming single “Confident” has been posted online. After clips of the song were teased on Friday, Popcrush found was is reportedly the full-length version of the track and posted the single on its site on Sunday. Heavy on horns and percussions, the single is said to be from […]

24.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
More than 3,000 US sailors switch aircraft carriers

More than 3,000 US sailors switch aircraft carriers

Los Angeles, United States | AFP |   – The US Navy sent two aircraft carriers to San Diego for a complicated switchover in which the crews of the two nautical giants change ships. About 3,000 troops were affected by the move, which started August 10, with the bulk of the crews from the USS […]

24.08.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Carson Fil-Am leader just can’t win a council seat

Carson Fil-Am leader just can’t win a council seat

By Abner Galino After losing his bid for a seat in Carson City Council by a mere 18 votes, a Filipino-American political leader also lost an opportunity to be appointed to the same body in a tense and emotional proceeding on Tuesday that drew his supporters to walk out of the session hall in protest. […]

24.08.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Australia, N. Zealand firefighters head to US to battle blazes

Australia, N. Zealand firefighters head to US to battle blazes

Sydney, Australia | AFP |  –Dozens of firefighters from Australia and New Zealand departed for the United States Sunday to help crews battle deadly blazes that have scorched the country’s drought-ravaged west. Seventy-one firefighters, including 15 from New Zealand, were flying to the worst-hit state of Idaho and are also being deployed to the affected states […]

24.08.2015 · Filled under: World News ·
LG unveils its most advanced G Pad tablet model

LG unveils its most advanced G Pad tablet model

(Relaxnews) – Following on the heels of the unveiling of its second generation 8-inch G Pad earlier this month, LG announced on Monday that it has come out with a new version of the Android tablet. The 10.1-inch G Pad II comes with a larger display at 1920 x 1200, plus a boost in hardware […]

24.08.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Pinoys in US are outstanding immigrants (Part 2)

Pinoys in US are outstanding immigrants (Part 2)

MPI Report: In 1970, there were more Pinoys serving the US Navy than the PHL Navy By Abner Galino The facts bear out to the strength of Pinoy immigrant community in the US, both in terms of numbers and quality. Now, let us go back in time to see how it came to be. Those […]

24.08.2015 · Filled under: Asian News ·
Carrie Underwood releases surprise new single

Carrie Underwood releases surprise new single

(Relaxnews) – Country star Carrie Underwood has announced her latest single, ahead of her fifth studio album, set to drop on October 23. The album, titled “Storyteller,” will be the singer’s latest offering since her 2012 compilation, “Blown Away.” Underwood, who spilled the beans during a Facebook Q&A, said the song (via Billboard) “is one of […]

23.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Japanese etiquette taught to tourists

Japanese etiquette taught to tourists

(Relaxnews) – The city of Kyoto has launched a guide intended for foreign tourists in an effort to keep them from committing etiquette mishaps. In Japan, good manners are taken very seriously, especially if you are a tourist. Kyoto, located in the center of Honshu Island, is a tourist haven: visitors flock to the island […]

23.08.2015 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment ·
One Direction to disband next year: report

One Direction to disband next year: report

(Relaxnews) – Small hearts the world over are breaking in a collective cry of dismay following reports that boy band One Direction will be breaking up come spring. According to British tabloid The Sun, the group will be disbanding in March for “at least a year.” After a five-year run and the departure of Zayn Malik, […]

23.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Hugh Jackman to tour Australia with new autobiographical musical

Hugh Jackman to tour Australia with new autobiographical musical

(Relaxnews) – Hugh Jackman will be bringing his life to the stage in a new musical that traces his journey from the Australian Outback to Tinseltown. “Broadway To Oz” will hit arenas in five major cities in his native Australia and feature a mix of medleys the actor has performed throughout his career. Jackman and […]

23.08.2015 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Obama declares wildfire emergency in Washington state

Obama declares wildfire emergency in Washington state

Los Angeles, United States | AFP |  – President Barack Obama declared an emergency Friday for wildfire-ravaged Washington state, as Australia and New Zealand sent firefighters to help US crews struggling to contain deadly blazes across America’s drought-stricken West. Obama’s declaration releases federal funds to help in relief efforts in the northwestern state, where several […]

23.08.2015 · Filled under: Environment, U.S. News ·
President Aquino leads commemoration of 32nd martyrdom of his father Ninoy

President Aquino leads commemoration of 32nd martyrdom of his father Ninoy

MANILA  (Mabuhay) -– President Benigno Aquino III on Friday led the commemoration of the 32nd martyrdom anniversary of his father, the late former Sen. Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. President Aquino went to the Manila Memorial Park in Paranaque City to join family and friends in offering prayers for his father who was assassinated. The President […]

23.08.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Fil-Am artist Lynda A. N. Reyes at the LAMAG Exhibit in Barnsdall Park

Fil-Am artist Lynda A. N. Reyes at the LAMAG Exhibit in Barnsdall Park

LA based artist Lynda A. N. Reyes is currently showing her oil painting titled “Aiming High….” at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG) at Barnsdall Park on Hollywood Boulevard until September 20, 2015. A much anticipated event, the 2015 Los Angeles Juried Exhibition is a biennial exhibition intended to capture the creative spirit of Los Angeles. […]

23.08.2015 · Filled under: Art, Happenings, Local News ·
British Vogue gets its own documentary on the BBC

British Vogue gets its own documentary on the BBC

(Relaxnews) – As the 2009 movie “The September Issue” put US Vogue on the Hollywood map, the BBC Two channel has commissioned what it’s calling an “observational documentary series” on the British version. Two episodes of 60 minutes each are scheduled to air in 2016 — the same year as British Vogue’s centenary — reports Women’s […]

20.08.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Books, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
Watch out Mickey: Star Wars theme parks are not ‘far, far away’

Watch out Mickey: Star Wars theme parks are not ‘far, far away’

Anaheim, United States | AFP | REFILES to CLARIFY in intro that these are add-on attractions to existing parks by Veronique DUPONT R2-D2 will be rolling into Mickey Mouse’s neighborhood, Disney announced Saturday, unveiling plans for two huge “Star Wars” attractions at existing theme park venues in Florida and California. With star Harrison Ford on […]

20.08.2015 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Film, Happenings, Hollywood Stars ·
Brown signs bill to remove the term ‘alien’ from California Labor Code

Brown signs bill to remove the term ‘alien’ from California Labor Code

‘Outdated and derogatory word no longer appropriate Sacramento  – Governor Jerry Brown today signed SB 432 by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), Chair of the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee. The bill modernizes outdated law by deleting the term “alien” from the California Labor Code, as a definition for an immigrant individual. The new law […]

17.08.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Fifteen US states try to block Obama clean power plan

Fifteen US states try to block Obama clean power plan

Washington, United States | AFP |   – Fifteen US states have petitioned a federal court to block new rules by President Barack Obama’s administration to encourage clean power and cut harmful carbon emissions from power plants. The emergency petition to postpone the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA)deadline was filed Thursday by attorneys general in Alabama, […]

17.08.2015 · Filled under: Environment, U.S. News ·
PHL casino operator posts loss after betting on boom

PHL casino operator posts loss after betting on boom

Manila, Philippines | AFP |  – Philippine casino operator Bloomberry Resorts on Thursday reported multi-million dollar losses as costs soared from the expansion of its Manila operation as well as pioneering investments in South Korea. Bloomberry, operator of Manila’s Solaire casino, swung into the red with an after-tax net loss of 786.55 million pesos ($17 […]

17.08.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
President closely watching possible impact of El Niño

President closely watching possible impact of El Niño

MANILA, Aug 15 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III is closely watching the onslaught of El Niño in the country especially in the agriculture sector, which may impact on food production, a Palace official said on Saturday. “First of all, let me say that the President has been watching the situation carefully; meaning, even […]

15.08.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Bugatti releases teaser for new model, #imaginEBugatti

Bugatti releases teaser for new model, #imaginEBugatti

(Relaxnews) – Speculation is rife after Bugatti released a short video hinting about the successor of its legendary Veyron. The video, released on August 13, features just 35 seconds of road surface paired with an intriguing voiceover that begins with, “A new chapter begins, join us. In the endless hunt for speed the horizon beckons… I go […]

15.08.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Online, Videos ·
(Red) charity secures partnership with Fresh Beauty for new lip treatment

(Red) charity secures partnership with Fresh Beauty for new lip treatment

(Relaxnews) – Bono and Bobby Shriver’s AIDS charity (Red) is teaming up with luxury cosmetics company Fresh Beauty on a new collaboration. The beauty brand has revamped its signature Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15, which normally retails for $22.50, to create a limited-edition Red version, reports Women’s Wear Daily (WWD). The Suga(Red) Lip Treatment SPF […]

15.08.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Elvis’s jewelry, outfits fetch surprisingly high bids

Elvis’s jewelry, outfits fetch surprisingly high bids

(New York-AFP) – Outfits and jewelry from Elvis Presley fetched higher than expected bids at the latest auction of memorabilia from the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. The auction at the annual “Elvis Week” fan gathering at the late music great’s Graceland estate in Memphis racked up $950,000 in sales of 160 items, all from […]

15.08.2015 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Obama reveals classic US tastes in Spotify playlists

Obama reveals classic US tastes in Spotify playlists

(Washington-AFP) – US President Barack Obama has lifted any remaining secrecy on his musical tastes, revealing that his favorite artists tend to be classics, are sometimes his political supporters and are overwhelmingly American. Obama, on vacation in the upscale resort of Martha’s Vineyard, shared his current listening habits by releasing two playlists on Spotify, the […]

15.08.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Samsung teases new Gear smartwatch in modern fashion shoot

Samsung teases new Gear smartwatch in modern fashion shoot

(Relaxnews) – At its Unpacked 2015 event, Samsung teased its new Gear S2 smartwatch and then followed with an advertizing ‘lookbook’. On August 13, Samsung teased a brief image of the new Gear S2 smartwatch during its Samsung Unpacked event in New York. Shortly after the announcement, the company tweeted a link to a fashion […]

15.08.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Trump out front in new polls, but warning signs emerge

Trump out front in new polls, but warning signs emerge

By Michael Mathes Washington, United States | AFP | – Fresh post-debate polls show real-estate magnate Donald Trump holding his lead Tuesday over rival Republican presidential contenders, even as he insisted he will “keep the door open” to a potential independent run. But the surveys contained mixed news for the brash billionaire, notably that voters […]

13.08.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
La Habra art gallery holds 1st songwriting workshop

La Habra art gallery holds 1st songwriting workshop

By Abner Galino VETERAN singer Mon Concepcion, as the workshop begins, asked me for my definition of songwriting. I groped for words. I wanted to say the work of writing songs but I thought that the definition was too dry. Fortunately everyone put in his/her two cents and we came up with this definition: Telling stories […]

13.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Music ·
New ‘Star Wars’ film images showcase Dark Side

New ‘Star Wars’ film images showcase Dark Side

(Los Angeles-AFP) – The Dark Side is front and center in the latest images of villains from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” — the highly anticipated next chapter in the blockbuster space saga due later this year. Entertainment Weekly on Wednesday released several new photos of baddies Kylo Ren (Adam Driver from “Girls”), Captain Phasma […]

13.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Triber, an app to find your friends

Triber, an app to find your friends

(Relaxnews) – Who hasn’t lost track of their friends in a crowd or looked for someone in a restaurant? The Triber app has found the solution to this kind of situation: geolocation. In this period of summer festivals, picnics and tanning sessions on the beach, the Triber app is ever more useful. It works like […]

13.08.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
Allen Dizon hopes to become a better actor even after string of awards

Allen Dizon hopes to become a better actor even after string of awards

Even with all the awards he has accumulated in the last two years, mostly for his role in Jason Paul Laxamana’s “Magkakabaung” as a coffin maker tormented by the guilt of accidentally killing his sick daughter, Allen Dizon feels that he still has long ways to go before he can consider himself an accomplished actor. […]

13.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
Zac Efron set to flex his muscles in the ‘Baywatch’ movie

Zac Efron set to flex his muscles in the ‘Baywatch’ movie

(Relaxnews) – According to The Hollywood Reporter, Zac Efron is set to don a pair of the iconic red trunks in the big screen adaptation of the “most watched show in the world.” Alongside Dwayne Johnson, Efron should begin filming as early as February 2016. Seemingly drowning under wave after wave of trouble for the […]

11.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Pope says never again, recalling ‘horrific’ WWII atomic bombings

Pope says never again, recalling ‘horrific’ WWII atomic bombings

Vatican City, Holy See | AFP |   – Pope Francis said Sunday that the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings still evoked “horror and revulsion” 70 years on and called for a ban on nuclear arms and weapons of mass destruction. An American plane dropped a bomb on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, in one of […]

11.08.2015 · Filled under: World News ·
David: I didn’t receive funds from Binay, LP

David: I didn’t receive funds from Binay, LP

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Defeated senatorial candidate Rizalito David insisted the P50,000 filing fee for his complaint against Senator Grace Poe did not come from the camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay or the Liberal Party. David said he does not have a grudge against Poe and merely wants the rule of law to be upheld, […]

11.08.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Locals treated to Filipino culture at Filipinotown Festival

Locals treated to Filipino culture at Filipinotown Festival

Last Saturday, August 1st, our paper, Balita Media participated as one of the media partners at the Filipinotown Festival in downtown Los Angeles. The festivity kicked off with a procession and parade around the grounds of the Silver Lake Medical Center, carrying the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary where the all – day event took place. The program was […]

10.08.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Food Network star Katie Lee shares her BLT Ranch burger recipe

Food Network star Katie Lee shares her BLT Ranch burger recipe

(Relaxnews) – You could call Katie Lee the younger version of Ina Garten, with her shingled, beach house in the Hamptons, love of all things French, and penchant for throwing easy, breezy summer soirees in her elegant garden. This summer Lee shares some of the recipes that make recurring appearances in her kitchen and backyard patio […]

Palace refutes VP Binay’s claim Aquino, LP want one-party dictatorship

Palace refutes VP Binay’s claim Aquino, LP want one-party dictatorship

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Saturday belied Vice President Jejomar Binay’s claim that the ruling Liberal Party and President Benigno Aquino III are trying to establish a one-party dictatorship using the “Daang Matuwid” advocacy as its front. On Friday, Binay was quoted as saying that the remark the administration would need 18 to 20 years […]

10.08.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
US will not tolerate sea restrictions: Kerry

US will not tolerate sea restrictions: Kerry

ASEAN warns of ‘increased tensions’ over South China Sea Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (AFP)   – Washington will not tolerate any navigation restrictions in the South China Sea, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday at a regional security meeting dominated by tensions over Beijing’s island building. “Let me be clear: The United States will not […]

10.08.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Léa Seydoux, the French actress taking the world by storm

Léa Seydoux, the French actress taking the world by storm

(Relaxnews) – The French actress is being tipped for a major role in the upcoming superhero flick “Gambit,” alongside Channing Tatum. If it works out, the beautiful blonde will appear in her ninth non-French feature and confirm her status as an international star. Léa Seydoux is set to meet with executives at 20th Century Fox […]

10.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Robin Thicke drops Nicki Minaj track and addresses rumor mill on Twitter

Robin Thicke drops Nicki Minaj track and addresses rumor mill on Twitter

(Relaxnews) – Robin Thicke has dropped his latest single, featuring Nicki Minaj. In a single Twitter post, Thicke put to rest the rumor mill, quieting claims that he’s engaged to his 20-year-old girlfriend April Love Geary, and announced his latest track “Back Together.” “Not engaged, but I do propose that you check out my new […]

06.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
VP Binay: Only courts can say I’m corrupt

VP Binay: Only courts can say I’m corrupt

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Vice-President Jejomar Binay on Tuesday urged the public not to believe lies that he is a corrupt politician, saying he has never been suspended much less convicted for corruption after over 20 years in public service. Binay pointed out that anyone can accuse politicians of corruption but they have to prove their […]

06.08.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Heart-stopping new trailer for IMAX film ‘Everest’ released

Heart-stopping new trailer for IMAX film ‘Everest’ released

(Relaxnews) – A new teaser has been released for the star-studded film based on the true story of a hiking expedition up Mount Everest that turned tragic when the climbers became caught in a blizzard. In an ominous presentiment, Jason Clarke’s character Rob Hall opens the three-minute trailer saying, “Human beings simply aren’t built to […]

06.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
LA County officials join to commemorate Voting Rights Act of 1965 50th anniversary

LA County officials join to commemorate Voting Rights Act of 1965 50th anniversary

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) Dean C. Logan will join Los Angeles County Supervisors Hilda Solis, Mark Ridley-Thomas, Sheila Kuehl, Don Knabe, and Assessor Jeffrey Prang to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act on Thursday, August 6 at the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, Temple Street steps at 1:30 p.m. Adoption of the Voting […]

06.08.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Angeles City officials welcome medical supplies from US military, church

Angeles City officials welcome medical supplies from US military, church

By Joey Pavia (BusinenessMirror) August 6, 2015 ANGELES CITY—City officials welcomed on Wednesday at the public hospital here the arrival of medical supplies as part of the humanitarian assistance of the United States military. The medical supplies onboard a cargo truck arrived via the floating hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), which docked at the Subic Bay Freeport […]

06.08.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
SCE crews continue vault inspections to avoid more explosions

SCE crews continue vault inspections to avoid more explosions

Southern California Edison Southern California Edison (SCE) crews continue to inspect hundreds of underground vaults as they work to restore power Friday to the remaining 260 Long Beach customers affected by Thursday’s outage. SCE crews will attempt to restore power to some customers between 6-10 p.m. tonight. Due to the extent of the damage, some areas may still be without power overnight. If additional issues […]

06.08.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Home & Garden, Local News, Services ·
CDPH celebrates National Breastfeeding Awareness Month

CDPH celebrates National Breastfeeding Awareness Month

SACRAMENTO – California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith today reminds us that breastfeeding is the first step to a healthy life and forms a lasting bond between mother and child. The 2015 National Breastfeeding Month theme “Let’s Make It Work” sets the goal of empowering all women, no […]

06.08.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Ambassador’s Tour participant donates solar study lamps to Cebu students

Ambassador’s Tour participant donates solar study lamps to Cebu students

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On July 09, taking time off from the Ambassador’s Tour in which he was among the approximately 200 participants, Richmond-based Rumy Mohta searched the city of Cebu for a Filipino student whose photo showing him studying outside a fast food establishment went viral.  The photo showed the boy sitting outside the restaurant’s window so […]

05.08.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Sweet! Pez candies to get the movie treatment

Sweet! Pez candies to get the movie treatment

(Relaxnews) – Thought that news of an emoji-themed film couldn’t be topped? How about a film based entirely on the Pez dispenser? That’s right. The pastel-colored candies that are really just fillers for the iconic Pez dispenser are being given their own animated movie treatment, reports The Hollywood Reporter. An Austrian invention, the pocket-sized, mechanical candy […]

04.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
LP exec: Poe ties with Escudero mired Aquino plans for her

LP exec: Poe ties with Escudero mired Aquino plans for her

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The plot is out. The President would have wanted Senator Grace Poe to be the running mate of Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas in 2016, then she would be given a Cabinet portfolio and an administration’s endorsement in 2022, a Liberal Party (LP) official disclosed on Friday. But that plan apparently did […]

04.08.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Emotional Roxas accepts PNoy endorsement

Emotional Roxas accepts PNoy endorsement

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II on Friday felt emotional as he accepted President Benigno Aquino III’s endorsement for his 2016 presidential candidacy. Roxas was all praises for Aquino’s administration and “tuwid na daan” platform. “PNoy allowed us to imagine again what the Filipino is capable of… Mga boss, hindi ko sasayangin […]

04.08.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
L.A. County Board of Supervisors votes to move forward minimum wage and wage theft ordinances

L.A. County Board of Supervisors votes to move forward minimum wage and wage theft ordinances

Los Angeles, CA – Early this week, hundreds of low wage workers and community members spoke in support of raising the minimum wage in unincorporated Los Angeles County. The Board of Supervisors took steps to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour and address wage theft within unincorporated L.A. County. The Raise the Wage […]

03.08.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
The Olympic golds we never had

The Olympic golds we never had

By Abner Galino Philippine gymnasts Tanya, Althea, Jovelyn and Sheila were hugging and shedding tears of joy with their coaches and I was clicking away, capturing the moments with my camera. The emotions passed on from the lens and travelled deep inside me and I suddenly found myself genuinely celebrating with them – even if […]

03.08.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Sports & Recreation ·
Lonely Planet to release new cookbook series

Lonely Planet to release new cookbook series

(Relaxnews) – Lonely Planet has announced plans to expand their travel-related food coverage with the release of a new cookbook series that aims to transport readers around the world via their taste buds. For the series, dubbed “From the Source,” Lonely Planet dispatched local food writers in destinations such as Italy and Thailand to scour […]

02.08.2015 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Groupon launches own food delivery service

Groupon launches own food delivery service

(Relaxnews) – Less than a month after acquiring the food delivery business OrderUp, Groupon has unveiled Groupon To Go its new US delivery and takeout service. Starting out in Chicago, where it has since March been pilot testing with 500 restaurants, Groupon says the service is ready to expand to other areas, with Boston and […]

02.08.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
LP solon wants ethics probe vs Makabayan bloc members

LP solon wants ethics probe vs Makabayan bloc members

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A Liberal Party stalwart wants the House of Representatives ethics committee to investigate members of the progressive Makabayan bloc who flashed posters criticizing President Benigno Aquino III at the end of his final State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday. Quezon City Rep. Winston Castelo said he will consult with the […]

02.08.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Malaysia Airlines says ‘premature’ to speculate on  wreckage

Malaysia Airlines says ‘premature’ to speculate on wreckage

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (AFP)   – Malaysia Airlines cautioned on Thursday that it was “premature” to speculate on whether aircraft wreckage found in the Indian Ocean was from missing flight MH370, as authorities scrambled to verify the origin of the debris. The two-metre (six-foot) long piece of wreckage, possibly from a wing part known as […]

02.08.2015 · Filled under: Asian News ·
Storm surges amped by rain increase US flood risk: study

Storm surges amped by rain increase US flood risk: study

By Marlowe Hood Paris, France (AFP)   – Sea storm surges amplified by heavy rain are a greater flood threat to US coastal cities than previously understood, and are occurring more frequently according to a study published Monday. The number of such “compound” events “has increased significantly over the past century,” said a paper in […]

02.08.2015 · Filled under: Environment, U.S. News ·
U2 concert tour special and documentary to hit HBO

U2 concert tour special and documentary to hit HBO

(Relaxnews) – A behind-the-scenes documentary about the illustrious music group and concert special are in the works. The documentary airs November 7 and allows fans to follow the band offstage as their current iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE world tour unfolds, Variety reports. Interviews with Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. are on the docket. […]

31.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Grevin’s first Asian museum waxes lyrical over K-pop

Grevin’s first Asian museum waxes lyrical over K-pop

(Seoul, South Korea-AFP) – Psy, Paris Hilton and Queen Elizabeth II all made it, but South Korean President Park Geun-Hye turned down her chance of immortality in the first Asian outpost of France’s famous waxwork museum, Musee Grevin, that opened in Seoul Thursday. The new museum’s focus is firmly on the world of entertainment and, […]

31.07.2015 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, International Stars ·
US Treasury urges bankruptcy law for indebted Puerto Rico

US Treasury urges bankruptcy law for indebted Puerto Rico

Washington, United States (AFP)   – US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew urged Congress on Tuesday to pass laws that would enable heavily indebted Puerto Rico to enter bankrupcy to restructure its debt. Lew said in a letter to Senator Orrin Hatch, chairman of the powerful Senate Finance Committee, that because current law prevents the US […]

31.07.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
China conducts ‘live fire drill’ in disputed waters

China conducts ‘live fire drill’ in disputed waters

Beijing, China (AFP)  – China’s navy carried out a “live firing drill” in the South China Sea Tuesday in a bid to improve its maritime combat ability, state media reported, as tensions flare over the disputed waters. The exercise involved at least 100 naval vessels, dozens of aircraft, missile launch battalions of the Second Artillery […]

31.07.2015 · Filled under: Asian News ·
John Lloyd, Piolo to star in Lav Diaz film

John Lloyd, Piolo to star in Lav Diaz film

ABS-CBN leading men Piolo Pascual and John Lloyd Cruz are working on a movie for award-winning director Lav Diaz. This was announced by director-producer Paul Soriano on his Instagram account on Sunday. The much-anticipated movie supposedly has the working title “Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis” and will be produced by Soriano’s TEN17P Productions. Cruz and Pascual […]

31.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
AFP ready to defend military exercises with Japan before SC

AFP ready to defend military exercises with Japan before SC

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Wednesday said it is ready to defend the legality of its joint military exercises with Japan before the Supreme Court (SC). “From the perspective of the Armed Forces and the Philippine Navy, we believe that the exercises were conducted with firm basis on our […]

31.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Safety urged as heat wave, thunderstorms approach

Safety urged as heat wave, thunderstorms approach

By Paul Netter, Southern California Edison With the National Weather Service predicting triple-digit temperatures and thunderstorms in some areas of the region beginning Wednesday, Southern California Edison (SCE) urges its customers to stay safe while staying cool. SCE has also called a Save Power Day for Wednesday. Customers participating in the conservation program can earn up to $100 in bill credits […]

30.07.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Local News, Services ·
Study predicts drop in deportations

Study predicts drop in deportations

Washington, United States (AFP)   – US deportations of undocumented immigrants should decline significantly as a result of decrees issued by President Barack Obama last November, a new study released Thursday concludes. The new enforcement priorities set forth in the decrees “could provide a degree of protection from deportation” for about 9.6 million undocumented immigrants, […]

30.07.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Belmonte: Little time to Cha-Cha but pols still talking about amendments

Belmonte: Little time to Cha-Cha but pols still talking about amendments

MANIL (Mabuhay) – Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. on Monday said that his last-minute pitch for economic Charter Change in the 16th Congress’ last regular session is aimed at sending a message to investors and politicians about its relevance even if lawmakers are already pressed for time to ensure its passage. “It is a message. It’s […]

30.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Chris Pine to star alongside Gal Gadot in ‘Wonder Woman’

Chris Pine to star alongside Gal Gadot in ‘Wonder Woman’

(Relaxnews) – Chris Pine is the latest addition to the film based on the classic comic, directed by Patty Jenkins and expected to debut in 2017. US actor Chris Pine has secured the role of Steve Trevor, joining Gal Gadot in “Wonder Woman,” The Wrap reports. Plot details remain unknown, yet Pine’s character is expected to […]

30.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Obama criticizes tone of 2016 US presidential debate

Obama criticizes tone of 2016 US presidential debate

By Andrew Beatty Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (AFP)  – President Barack Obama delivered a withering critique of the vitriolic 2016 US presidential campaign Monday, branding it unworthy of American voters. It is rare for a president to address domestic controversy while on a foreign trip, but Obama was asked about the increasingly hysterical tone of the […]

30.07.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Kendall Jenner gets cheeky in new Estée Lauder commercial

Kendall Jenner gets cheeky in new Estée Lauder commercial

(Relaxnews) – Estée Lauder has released its latest beauty commercial, starring model of the moment Kendall Jenner. A spoof ad within the ad sees the US beauty unable to contain her excitement at unveiling the brand’s “New Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion.” Despite playing sexy for the test shots at the cameraman’s request, Kendall’s […]

30.07.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars, Lifestyle, Online, Videos ·
For dating apps in Asia, love by numbers or chaperone

For dating apps in Asia, love by numbers or chaperone

(Hong Kong (AFP)-AFP) – Move over Tinder — a crop of dating apps in smartphone-addicted Asia is offering to recruit friends for group dates or send along a chaperone to steer the course of romance. While dating apps developed in the West encourage one-on-one, often no-strings-attached meetings, many in Asia are as much about old-school […]

30.07.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, Science & Technology ·
Trump surge among Republican voters shows no sign of abating

Trump surge among Republican voters shows no sign of abating

Washington, United States (AFP)   – Donald Trump’s wild ride to the front of the Republican presidential field showed no signs of abating Sunday, with a new poll showing him with a big lead in a key early primary state. The NBC/Marist poll had the trash-talking billionaire with a seven point lead in New Hampshire […]

29.07.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
‘Black-ish’ creator to remake ‘Shaft’

‘Black-ish’ creator to remake ‘Shaft’

(Relaxnews) – Scriptwriters Kenya Barris and Alex Barnow have been tapped to pen New Line Cinema’s upcoming remake of “Shaft.” John Davis, who is at work on the upcoming “Man from UNCLE” remake, and Ira Napoliello are to produce the film. The original 1971 “Shaft” film tells the story of a private detective named John […]

29.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
The Internet of things to total 38 billion devices by 2020

The Internet of things to total 38 billion devices by 2020

(Relaxnews) – There are already more than two connected or smart devices accessing the web for every person on the planet but this is very much just the beginning. According to new data from Juniper Research, the Internet of Things (IoT) may well still be in a nascent stage as far as consumers are concerned, […]

29.07.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Aquino vows additional equipment for AFP

Aquino vows additional equipment for AFP

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday pledged to provide more new equipment for the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), as part of his administration’s effort to modernize the military. During his final State of the Nation Address (SONA) before Congress, Aquino recalled how the AFP only had limited capabilities before he […]

29.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Clinton pledges to be America’s renewable energy president

Clinton pledges to be America’s renewable energy president

Washington, United States (AFP)  – Hillary Clinton laid out ambitious plans Monday to invest in solar and other renewable energy if elected US president, drawing a contrast with her fossil fuel-loving Republican rivals. “We will make America the world’s clean energy superpower,” she declared at a campaign event in Des Moines, Iowa, unveiling highlights of […]

29.07.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Food Network star Katie Lee shares her recipe for strawberry brownie cake

Food Network star Katie Lee shares her recipe for strawberry brownie cake

(Relaxnews) – You could call Katie Lee the younger version of Ina Garten, with her shingled, beach house in the Hamptons, love of all things French, and penchant for throwing easy, breezy summer soirees in her elegant garden. This summer Lee shares some of the recipes that make recurring appearances in her kitchen and backyard patio […]

2014 unemployment rate is PHL’s lowest in a decade: Aquino

2014 unemployment rate is PHL’s lowest in a decade: Aquino

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Philippines had its lowest unemployment rate in the past decade at 6.8 percent last year, President Benigno Aquino III said Monday in his sixth and last State of the Nation Address (SONA). Aquino said his administration has generated jobs for Filipinos locally, resulting in a decrease of overseas workers from 9.51 […]

28.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Samsung expected to unveil latest iteration of flagship phablet next month

Samsung expected to unveil latest iteration of flagship phablet next month

(Relaxnews) – Samsung is expected to unveil its new Galaxy Note 5 phablet at a press conference next month in New York. Though the South Korean tech giant, like other companies, normally uses the consumer electronics show IFA in Berlin as a launchpad for new products, this year Samsung announced plans to hold a separate […]

28.07.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Gerphil gears up for big project with David Foster

Gerphil gears up for big project with David Foster

It seems international composer and producer David Foster is indeed keeping his promise to “Asia’s Got Talent” contestant Gerphil Flores. During her stint on “Asia’s Got Talent,” Foster promised Flores, who finished third, “global fame.” “I promise you, I promise you, the world is going to know about you. That’s a promise,” Foster, who mentored […]

28.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, International Stars, Music ·
Passenger subdued after arson attempt on Chinese plane: reports

Passenger subdued after arson attempt on Chinese plane: reports

Beijing, China (AFP)   – A man who tried to set fire to the cabin of a plane with more than 100 people aboard as it was landing in southern China early Sunday was overpowered by fellow passengers and crew, reports said. Two of the 95 passengers suffered injuries and were taken to hospital and the […]

28.07.2015 · Filled under: Asian News ·
Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts drama to open Toronto International Film Festival

Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts drama to open Toronto International Film Festival

(Relaxnews) – A film starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts and Chris Cooper that tells the story of a man trying to deal with his wife’s untimely death has been chosen to open the 40th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival. Details of the festival were released Tuesday, including the first round of titles to […]

28.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Sri Lanka ties with Google for Internet beamed from balloons

Sri Lanka ties with Google for Internet beamed from balloons

(Colombo, Sri Lanka-AFP) – Sri Lanka teamed up on Tuesday with Google to bring high-speed Internet access to the island using balloons, aiming to become the first country in the region with complete coverage. Foreign minister Mangala Samaraweera said officials signed an agreement with Google in the capital Colombo to launch the helium-filled, high-tech balloons […]

28.07.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Aquino sends well wishes to Iglesia ni Cristo on its 101st anniversary

Aquino sends well wishes to Iglesia ni Cristo on its 101st anniversary

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Continued vigor and enduring devotion among its millions of followers are President Benigno S. Aquino III’s fervent wishes for the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) on the occasion of its 101st founding anniversary. In his message published on the Official Gazette on Monday, President Aquino said he is one with the Filipino nation […]

28.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Aquino vows additional equipment for AFP

Aquino vows additional equipment for AFP

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday pledged to provide more new equipment for the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), as part of his administration’s effort to modernize the military. During his final State of the Nation Address (SONA) before Congress, Aquino recalled how the AFP only had limited capabilities before he […]

28.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
“Ant-man” tops North American box office

“Ant-man” tops North American box office

(Los Angeles-AFP) – Marvel action flick “Ant-Man” stayed atop the US box office Sunday, edging out retro videogame comedy “Pixels” in estimated weekend North American ticket sales, industry data showed. “Ant-Man,” starring Paul Rudd as superhero Lang Scott, pulled in more than $24.7 million, less than half what it took in its opening last week. […]

27.07.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina dead at 22

Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina dead at 22

(Los Angeles, United States-AFP) – Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of pop legend Whitney Houston and singer Bobby Brown, died Sunday aged 22, six months after she was found unconscious in a bathtub in her home. “She is finally at peace in the arms of God. We want to again thank everyone for their […]

27.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
US House votes to revoke passports of Americans linked to terror groups

US House votes to revoke passports of Americans linked to terror groups

Washington, United States (AFP)  – The House of Representatives has passed a measure that would allow the US government to revoke or deny passports to Americans linked to “foreign terrorist organizations.” Passed by a voice vote Tuesday after a 15-minute debate, the bill aims to block the movement of “lone wolves” trained in Syria by […]

27.07.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Pope signs up for World Youth Day using iPad

Pope signs up for World Youth Day using iPad

Vatican City, Holy See (AFP)   – Pope Francis on Sunday became the first person registered for next year’s World Youth Day festivities, using an iPad to sign up while addressing thousands of pilgrims and tourists in Saint Peter’s Square. “Thanks to this electronic device, I signed up as a simple pilgrim,” Francis said, declaring […]

27.07.2015 · Filled under: World News ·
PDOT showcases why ‘It’s More Fun in the Philippines’  at Arizona travel agents’ trade show

PDOT showcases why ‘It’s More Fun in the Philippines’ at Arizona travel agents’ trade show

LOS ANGELES – Abundant islands and beaches. Endless thrills and adventures.  Great shopping destinations.  Haven for relaxation. Exotic food. Friendly, kind and hospitable people.  These are just few of the many reasons why “It’s More Fun in the Philippines” which the Philippine Department of Tourism (PDOT) highlighted at the recent travel agents’ trade show in Arizona. PDOT was one […]

27.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Local News ·
PHL, US forge ties to protect Filipino nationals working on US soil

PHL, US forge ties to protect Filipino nationals working on US soil

ATLANTA – The Atlanta District Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the consular section of the Philippine embassy to the United States on July 19 in Augusta, Georgia. The agreement establishes an ongoing collaboration between these entities to provide Philippine nationals with information, guidance, […]

27.07.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
DOJ eyes probe of Iglesia ‘abductions’

DOJ eyes probe of Iglesia ‘abductions’

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — The Department of Justice on Friday vowed to investigate reports of alleged abductions and torture of ministers of the Iglesia ni Cristo amid a public squabble among the leadership of the religious sect. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said she has already ordered the National Bureau of Investigation to verify and validate […]

27.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Basra seeking more investments from PHL

Basra seeking more investments from PHL

Basra – After a Filipino company poured in $130 million to develop Iraq’s largest port, the governor of this oil-rich southern province wants the Philippines to seriously consider sending in more investments. “We want more investments from the Philippines,” Governor ​Majid ​Al-Nasrawi said during a recent courtesy call by Chargé d’Affaires Elmer Cato of the Philippine Embassy in […]

27.07.2015 · Filled under: World News ·
Consulate urges all Fil-Ams to support Special World Olympics in Los Angeles

Consulate urges all Fil-Ams to support Special World Olympics in Los Angeles

Los Angeles – A Philippine Delegation of 36 Athletes and 16 Coaches/Staff, headed by Ms. Delia A. Ortega,  President and Ms. Kaye Samson, National Director of SO Philippines will join the 2015 Special Olympics (SO) World Games in Los Angeles on 24 July -02 August 2015.  The 2015 SO World Games website states that the Philippine Athletes will […]

27.07.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Sports & Recreation ·
Bono to launch sunglasses with Revo

Bono to launch sunglasses with Revo

(Relaxnews) – Eyewear brand Revo has announced that U2 frontman Bono has designed a capsule collection for the brand that will launch in the fall. Bono, who was diagnosed with glaucoma 20 years ago, is partnering with the brand on an initiative called “Buy Vision, Give Sight,” intended to improve access to eyecare in under-resourced […]

A 5-minute primer to ‘Paper Towns,’ a coming-of-age drama with Cara Delevingne

A 5-minute primer to ‘Paper Towns,’ a coming-of-age drama with Cara Delevingne

(Relaxnews) – High school student Quentin is plunged into a carefully constructed manhunt when neighbor Margo takes him on a night of hijinks and promptly disappears. Here’s your primer on the blockbuster-in-waiting from the “Fault In our Stars” author John Green. – Why the fuss about this film? – Set in Orlando, Florida, “Paper Towns” […]

24.07.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
20 Fil-Ams from five states join Binibining Pilipinas USA Pageant

20 Fil-Ams from five states join Binibining Pilipinas USA Pageant

(Los Angeles, CA – July 19, 2015) – After an extensive and exhaustive search process, twenty (20) outstanding, young women representing five (5) states, several regions and of various backgrounds, were presented as the official candidates for the 3rd Annual Binibining Pilipinas USA Pageant at a press conference in Los Angeles. Hosted by Porsche of Downtown Los […]

24.07.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Local News ·
Tinder of food apps lets you ogle, tap, then swipe left or right

Tinder of food apps lets you ogle, tap, then swipe left or right

(Relaxnews) – It’s being pitched as the food version of dating app Tinder: swipe right to save a recipe, swipe left to throw it away. Even its name is co-opted from the popular dating app as it’s called Tender. Like Tinder, users are presented with photos of dishes curated from blogs and food sites around the […]

Jolie to direct Cambodia war film for Netflix

Jolie to direct Cambodia war film for Netflix

(Los Angeles, United States-AFP) – Actress-turned-director Angelina Jolie is to make a film about Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime seen through the eyes of a war-scarred child for Netflix, the streaming giant said Thursday. The Oscar-winning Hollywood A-lister will adapt “First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers,” a harrowing memoir by Cambodian human […]

24.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Drilon: PNoy’s ‘chosen one’ known days after SONA

Drilon: PNoy’s ‘chosen one’ known days after SONA

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III will name his preferred successor days after delivering his last State of the Nation Address, Senate President Franklin Drilon said. In a television interview, Drilon, the ruling Liberal Party’s vice chairman, said the announcement may came between July 29 to 31, stressing that they want the public to […]

24.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Apple profit jumps but shares slip

Apple profit jumps but shares slip

(San Francisco-AFP) – Apple’s latest quarterly profit leapt as people around the world snapped up big-screen iPhones but its shares slipped as analysts had expected even more. The US tech giants reported Tuesday that its profit jumped 38 percent to $10.7 billion on surging iPhone sales, compared to $7.7 billion in the same period last […]

22.07.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Boxer lauds committee for passing rental car safety measure

Boxer lauds committee for passing rental car safety measure

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) today praised the Senate Commerce Committee for approving the Raechel and Jacqueline Houck Safe Rental Car Act as part of the DRIVE Act, a multi-year surface transportation bill reauthorizing our nation’s highway and transportation programs. The amendment to include the rental car safety measure was approved unanimously. Senator Boxer said, “We are […]

22.07.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Palace welcomes results of second quarter survey on hunger, lowest since May 2005

Palace welcomes results of second quarter survey on hunger, lowest since May 2005

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacañang has welcomed the results of the Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey on hunger, which showed a 12.7 percent drop in the second quarter of the year, the lowest in a decade. “We welcome the latest results of the Social Weather Stations’ self-rated survey on hunger, which saw a significant drop in […]

22.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Volunteer teams ask for community support to raise funds

Volunteer teams ask for community support to raise funds

Los Angeles, CA – Volunteers have formed teams to ask for friends, family and the community at large to support them in raising money for a good cause: empowering less visible Filipino heroes to speak out, become leaders and serve their community. On Saturday, July 25, the teams are raising money for the nonprofit Pilipino Workers Center […]

22.07.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News, Services ·
US remake in the works for Irish comedy ‘The Stag’

US remake in the works for Irish comedy ‘The Stag’

(Relaxnews) – The 2013 film “The Stag,” titled “Bachelor Weekend” in North America, is to inspire a new film after Warner Bros. acquired remake rights. The Hollywood Reporter reports that the remake will be executive produced by two of the original film’s producers. Premiered at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival as “The Stag” and later renamed […]

21.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
Miley Cyrus to host 2015 MTV Video Music Awards

Miley Cyrus to host 2015 MTV Video Music Awards

(Relaxnews) – US pop star Miley Cyrus has announced she’ll be hosting this year’s MTV VMAs, set to air live on August 30. Cyrus announced the news via Instagram in two side-by-side images reading “MTV won’t let me perform” “so I’m hosting this year’s VMAs.” MTV later confirmed the news. Cyrus won the award for Video of the […]

21.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
PNP opens compound of controversial ‘White House’ to media

PNP opens compound of controversial ‘White House’ to media

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – For the first time since it was built in 2013, the Philippine National Police (PNP) chief’s controversial official residential compound – dubbed the “White House” – has been opened to the media. Chief Supt. Wilben Mayor showed to members of the media on Friday the façade of the new house which has […]

21.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·

California payment processing company owner pleads guilty to fraud

WASHINGTON – The owner and operator of a payment processing company that was involved in the unauthorized withdrawal of millions of dollars from consumers’ bank accounts pleaded guilty to fraud, the Justice Department announced today. Neil Godfrey, 76, of Santa Ana, California, pleaded guilty to a one-count information charging him with wire fraud in the […]

21.07.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
US navy rescues 11 Pinoy fishermen from sinking boat

US navy rescues 11 Pinoy fishermen from sinking boat

  Manila, Philippines (AFP)  – A US navy ship has rescued 11 Filipino fishermen after monsoon rains caused their boat to capsize in the South China Sea, the American embassy and provincial officials in the Philippines said. A photograph of Sunday’s rescue released by the US embassy showed several of the fishermen on the upper […]

21.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Asia’s shifting social landscape the focus of fifth Asian Art Biennial

Asia’s shifting social landscape the focus of fifth Asian Art Biennial

(Relaxnews) – The fifth Asian Art Biennial, opening in Taiwan on September 19, is to focus on Asia’s changing socio-political contexts via its 2015 theme, “Artist Making Movement.” Iris Shu-Ping Huang of the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts is curating the biennial’s 2015 edition, having done the same in 2013 and 2011. Over nearly […]

20.07.2015 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment ·
‘Ant-Man,’ a super-hero who doesn’t take himself seriously

‘Ant-Man,’ a super-hero who doesn’t take himself seriously

(Los Angeles-AFP) – Disney’s latest big-screen Marvel superhero doesn’t take himself too seriously. And that’s a good thing, with a name like Ant-Man. “This is a guy flying on the back of an ant, this is not the Winter Soldier,” laughed Paul Rudd, referring to the arch-foe of Captain America. “Marvel is well aware of […]

20.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Sens. McCain, Corker, Reed, Cardin praise PHL efforts to peacefully resolve territorial disputes

Sens. McCain, Corker, Reed, Cardin praise PHL efforts to peacefully resolve territorial disputes

Washington, D.C. ­– U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Jack Reed (D-RI), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and Ben Cardin (D-MD), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement today in support of efforts by the Philippines to peacefully resolve […]

20.07.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
PHL Embassy repatriates OFWs from Iraq

PHL Embassy repatriates OFWs from Iraq

BAGHDAD – The Philippine Embassy has repatriated the first batch of overseas Filipino workers who asked to be brought home after their families expressed fears for their safety due to the security situation in Iraq. The Embassy said the first three of 19 Filipino employees of an upscale Baghdad restaurant were repatriated on Thursday and are scheduled […]

20.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Pope laments corruption as ‘gangrene of a people’

Pope laments corruption as ‘gangrene of a people’

By Paula Bustamante / Kelly Velasquez Asuncion, Paraguay (AFP)  – Pope Francis decried the scourge of corruption as the “gangrene of a people” on Saturday in Paraguay, one of the poorest countries in South America and where graft is rampant. The 78-year-old pope – in Paraguay on the last stop of a three-nation tour of […]

20.07.2015 · Filled under: World News ·
‘The Kitchen’ star Katie Lee shares her tips for easy summer entertaining

‘The Kitchen’ star Katie Lee shares her tips for easy summer entertaining

(Relaxnews) – When Katie Lee describes her idea of summer entertaining, she conjures up long, languid days in the Hamptons and simple but elegant dinner parties that turn peaches into table centerpieces and humble ingredients into stars. It’s a charmed life she leads. Lee, 33, co-host of The Food Network’s “The Kitchen,” lives in the […]

‘The Main Event’ at Knotts Berry to settle issues between N. Zuniga and J. Obregon

‘The Main Event’ at Knotts Berry to settle issues between N. Zuniga and J. Obregon

The issue has to be settled between two iconic singers whose different styles make for an interesting musical duel. Like wine, these two claimants to the singing throne have mellowed over the years since their first encounter in the Main Event at the Rizal Theater in Makati more than three decades ago. The protagonists would […]

20.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Samsung announces global launch for Galaxy Tab S2

Samsung announces global launch for Galaxy Tab S2

(Relaxnews) – Samsung’s newest tablet is set to launch globally in August, the company announced on Monday. At 5.6mm thick and weighing either 389g for the 9.7-inch model or 265g for the 8-inch, the Galaxy Tab S2 is said to be the thinnest and lightest on the market in its size. The metal-frame tablet boasts […]

20.07.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Vic & Emmy: A celebration of love through the years

Vic & Emmy: A celebration of love through the years

By Mylene Billups Fifty years of marriage is a milestone that every married couple strives for.  My parents, Vic and Emy Paysan celebrated their 50 years of Catholic marriage on May 1, 2015.  Originally, they didn’t want to celebrate it with fuss; but the children made sure our parents’ milestone was recognized with a church […]

20.07.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
‘The Vampire Diaries’ season 7 will have 3 new villains

‘The Vampire Diaries’ season 7 will have 3 new villains

(Relaxnews) – Elizabeth Blackmore, Teressa Liane and Scarlett Byrne have been signed for “The Vampire Diaries” season seven, all of whom are set to appear in the opening episode according to The Hollywood Reporter. During a panel at Comic-Con 2015, “The Vampire Diaries” co-creator Julie Plec teased the audience that they would be introducing some “nasty, […]

16.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Katy Perry secures fashion icon status with H&M holiday campaign

Katy Perry secures fashion icon status with H&M holiday campaign

(Relaxnews) – Katy Perry has bagged herself another major fashion campaign — this time as the festive face of H&M. The US pop star has been revealed as the star of the store’s 2015 holiday campaign and is set to feature in a global TV and print ad series which the brand promises will be […]

2015 Emmy nominations announced

2015 Emmy nominations announced

(Relaxnews) – The nominations for the 67th Emmy Awards have been announced in the official ceremony, hosted this year by Uzo Aduba (“Orange is the New Black”) and Cat Deeley (“So You Think You Can Dance”). Outstanding Drama Series: Better Call Saul Downton Abbey Game of Thrones Homeland House of Cards Mad Men Orange is […]

16.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
PNoy’s SONA a work in progress, says Palace

PNoy’s SONA a work in progress, says Palace

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — President Aquino’s state of the nation address (SONA) continues to be a work in progress. Malacañang on Wednesday said Aquino has been meeting with his speechwriters. Aquino will deliver his 6th and last SONA on July 27. The Palace prefers to keep the SONA’s theme and contents a secret until it is […]

16.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
US to cut 40,000 soldiers from Army: official

US to cut 40,000 soldiers from Army: official

Washington, United States (AFP)  – The US Army plans to cut 40,000 soldiers from its ranks over the next two years to save money at home and abroad, a US defense official said Tuesday. And 17,000 civilians working for the Army will also be laid off, the official told AFP, confirming a report in the […]

16.07.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Filipino launches app that encourages creativity, more bonding time between child and parent

Filipino launches app that encourages creativity, more bonding time between child and parent

By Hannah De Castro-Abinuman Have you ever noticed how your gadgets have become an integral part of your daily routine? Whether it’s a phone, a tablet, a laptop or a game console, these gadgets are being used daily by people of all ages, and have become so detrimental to one’s way of life, that it […]

16.07.2015 · Filled under: Art, Local News ·
LBC celebrates PHL Independence Day across the globe

LBC celebrates PHL Independence Day across the globe

Though most celebrations for the country’s 117th Independence day are held in the Philippines, LBC Express, Inc., the leading courier service, logistics, and money remittance provider has brought festivities to Filipinos across the globe. In celebration and commemoration of Philippine freedom, LBC Express held a series of games, raffles and freebies across the Middle East, Asia […]

15.07.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
US to seize assets of Napoles and daughter

US to seize assets of Napoles and daughter

Washington, United States (AFP)   – The US Justice Department moved Tuesday to seize $12.5 million in assets of Janet Napoles, a businesswoman at the center of a broad Philippines corruption scandal dubbed the “pork barrel scam”. The department filed a civil forfeiture complaint to gain control of assets including a swank Los Angeles condominium, […]

15.07.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Upcoming Star Trek film to offer the ultimate fan experience

Upcoming Star Trek film to offer the ultimate fan experience

(Relaxnews) – Star Trek fans can now boldly go where they never thought possible — onto the set of the upcoming film. As part of the “Star Trek: To Boldly Go” campaign, the cast has teamed up with Omaze to combine their support for nine global causes with the ultimate fan experience. The cast’s causes […]

15.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Apple introduces new upgrades on its iPod touch

Apple introduces new upgrades on its iPod touch

(Relaxnews) – Apple’s iPod touch has been revamped, with the company’s announcement on Wednesday of a new, upgraded model. The latest version of the iPod touch will now be available in a range of colors, including space gray, silver, gold, blue and pink, and features an 8 megapixel iSight camera for better photo quality. The […]

15.07.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Online, Science & Technology ·
‘Fantastic Four’ director announces Run The Jewels’ El-P composed music for film

‘Fantastic Four’ director announces Run The Jewels’ El-P composed music for film

(Relaxnews) – Less than one month before Marvel’s “Fantastic Four” is due in theaters, director Josh Trank has let the cat out of the bag on one of the composers used in the film’s musical score. The director revealed that Run The Jewels’ El-P composed the songs used in the end credits, according to Entertainment Weekly. […]

14.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
All lawmakers should be covered by ‘pork’ audit, including VP Binay critics: anti-PDAF advocates

All lawmakers should be covered by ‘pork’ audit, including VP Binay critics: anti-PDAF advocates

MANILA  (Mabuhay) –The pork barrel funds of all lawmakers, including the critics of Vice President Jejomar Binay in the Senate, should be subjected to audit to ensure none of them were misused, at least two anti-pork barrel advocates said Thursday. “My position ever since is for the Priority Development Assistance Fund and Disbursement Acceleration Program […]

14.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Patti Smith and Thom Yorke among acts announced at Pathway to Paris

Patti Smith and Thom Yorke among acts announced at Pathway to Paris

(Relaxnews) – Pathway to Paris will host an evening of music and talks on December 4 at Paris’s Le Trianon, in the lead up to the UN Climate Change Conference, according to its website. The event, which comes on the heels of Pathway to Paris’s 2014 concert at Le Poisson Rouge in New York, will feature […]

14.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Environment, International Stars, Music ·
BFAR issues red tide warning in 5 Vis-Min areas

BFAR issues red tide warning in 5 Vis-Min areas

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Shellfishes collected at certain coastal waters in the Philippines have tested positive for paralytic poison, according to the latest Shellfish Bulletin released Saturday. The news release stated that shellfishes collected from Balite Bay in Mati, Davao Oriental, coastal waters of Mandaon in Masbate, coastal waters of Dauis in Bohol, Irong-Irong Bay, and […]

14.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PHL to host 2019 SEA Games after Brunei, Vietnam decline

PHL to host 2019 SEA Games after Brunei, Vietnam decline

Manila, Philippines (AFP)   – The Philippines has agreed to host the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games after the two other countries next in line, Brunei and Vietnam, declined, a sports official said Sunday. This was agreed upon during a SEA Games Federation executive meeting in Singapore in June when Brunei, which was scheduled for […]

14.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News, Sports & Recreation ·
“Minions” takes over worldwide box office

“Minions” takes over worldwide box office

(Relaxnews) – “Minions” has headed straight up the charts to global box office domination. Universal’s animated prequel to the successful “Despicable Me” raked in a total of $239.5 million over the course of the weekend. It was followed by Arnold Schwarzenegger’s latest movie “Terminator Genisys”, which topped the charts last week and this week took […]

13.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
PHL argues environmental, fishing claims vs China

PHL argues environmental, fishing claims vs China

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – After an “impassioned plea” from the foreign affairs secretary, the American lawyers of the Philippine government argued on Wednesday before the United Nations arbitral tribunal in The Hague the strength of the country’s environmental and fishing claims in the South China Sea. During the first day of oral arguments Tuesday, Foreign Affairs […]

13.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Tearful prayers as Manny Pacquiao visits death row Filipina

Tearful prayers as Manny Pacquiao visits death row Filipina

Yogyakarta, Indonesia (AFP)   – Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao visited a Filipina on death row in Indonesia on Friday, with the convict breaking down in tears as she prayed behind bars with the Philippine sporting hero. Mary Jane Veloso was sentenced to death in Indonesia after being arrested in 2009 with 2.6 kilograms (5.7 pounds) […]

13.07.2015 · Filled under: Asian News, International Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
UN tribunal to assess PHL’s arguments vs. China

UN tribunal to assess PHL’s arguments vs. China

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The five-member United Nations (UN) arbitral tribunal based in The Netherlands is set to deliberate on Friday whether or not it will give weight to the Philippines’ arguments on the jurisdiction of the case it filed against China. In a statement, deputy presidential spokesperson Usec. Abigail Valte said the tribunal will be […]

10.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Watch: first trailer for ‘Miss You Already’

Watch: first trailer for ‘Miss You Already’

(Relaxnews) – New comedy drama starring Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette is heading to cinemas this Fall. The film centres on the relationship between Barrymore (Jess) and Collette (Milly).  They’ve always been best friends despite being polar opposites but as they approach their 40s, could pregnancy problems and a cancer diagnoses push their bond to […]

10.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Asian Americans rapidly on the move

Asian Americans rapidly on the move

Buying power expected to hit $1-T by 2018 By Hannah De Castro-Abinuman Asian Americans are making a significant and powerful impact on the new American mainstream. Nielsen’s 2015 Asian American Consumer report entitled, “Asian-Americans: Culturally Connected and Forging the Future,” radically highlights how this flourishing segment is making a powerful impact on today’s economy and […]

10.07.2015 · Filled under: Asian News ·
McCain suggests US ‘losing’ against IS

McCain suggests US ‘losing’ against IS

Washington, United States (AFP)   – US Senator John McCain blasted the military strategy against the Islamic State group Tuesday, suggesting the United States was “losing” the fight and criticizing the pace of training for Syrian rebels. Several lawmakers including McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, grilled Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and the military’s top […]

10.07.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
US-Cuba thaw ends continent’s polarization: Vatican

US-Cuba thaw ends continent’s polarization: Vatican

Vatican City, Holy See (AFP) – The re-establishment of US-Cuban diplomatic ties ends the Cold War on the American continent and lifts an “ideological barrier,” the Vatican’s chief diplomat said Friday. In an interview with the Roman Catholic Italian daily Avvenire, Paul Gallagher, a British archbishop who is the Vatican’s de facto foreign minister, said […]

10.07.2015 · Filled under: World News ·
China needs long-range strategic bomber: state media

China needs long-range strategic bomber: state media

Beijing, China (AFP)   – China needs to develop a long-range strategic bomber to strike adversaries farther away from its coast in the event of conflict, state media reported Tuesday, quoting defence experts. Beijing has been steadily beefing up its military through years of double-digit increases in defense spending, rapidly expanding its naval power, commissioning […]

10.07.2015 · Filled under: World News ·
WHO needs urgent change to tackle health crises: experts

WHO needs urgent change to tackle health crises: experts

London, United Kingdom (AFP)    – The World Health Organization (WHO) is unprepared to deal with crises like the Ebola outbreak and requires fundamental change, supported by an increase in funding, experts warned Tuesday. More than 11,000 people have died from the highly infectious Ebola virus in the past 18 months, most of them in […]

10.07.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, World News ·
New teaser for ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2’

New teaser for ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2’

(Relaxnews) – The official site of the upcoming fourth installment in the “Hunger Games” movie series released a new teaser on Wednesday. Jennifer Lawrence will once again play the heroine, Katniss, who will finally confront the president of Panam, Mr. Snow (Donald Sutherland), whose attempts to destroy her have only increased in ferocity and frequency. […]

09.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
GrabCar becomes Philippines’ first authorised ride-sharing app

GrabCar becomes Philippines’ first authorised ride-sharing app

(Manila-AFP) – Philippine transport authorities authorised GrabCar as the first company to operate under new rules governing ride-sharing apps, state and company officials said Wednesday. Singapore-based GrabCar got the jump on US rival Uber which is still submitting documents to comply with the Philippines’ new regulations, said Mary Ann Salada, spokeswoman of the government’s land […]

09.07.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Clinton blames Republican ‘attacks’ for image slump

Clinton blames Republican ‘attacks’ for image slump

Washington, United States (AFP)   – Hillary Clinton accused Republicans Tuesday of waging a “constant barrage of attacks” on her and blamed them for whipping up doubts about her trustworthiness over an email scandal that threatens her White House ambitions. The 2016 Democratic presidential frontrunner said the issue of her private email account and personal […]

09.07.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Joseph Gelito: Channeling Kapitan Tiyago

Joseph Gelito: Channeling Kapitan Tiyago

By Nimfa U. Rueda At a time when the use of digital technology are hampering people’s attention spans, entertainer Joseph Gelito has had to be very creative with his stage antics. He dazzles his audiences with killer punchlines and sizzling one-liners. His comedy shticks with drag queens are outrageous. This Saturday, he will embark into […]

08.07.2015 · Filled under: Art, Books, Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings ·
Elodie Yung to star in Netflix series ‘Marvel’s Daredevil’

Elodie Yung to star in Netflix series ‘Marvel’s Daredevil’

(Relaxnews) – In the second major casting announcement in one month for “Marvel’s Daredevil,” Elodie Yung is to play Elektra. It’s for season two of the series, which is to release on Netflix in 2016, according to Deadline Hollywood. Yung’s resume includes “GI Joe: Retaliation,” and “District 13” and “Ultimatum.” As a castmember of “Marvel’s Daredevil” […]

08.07.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
US 2016 hopeful Rubio vows to spur innovation

US 2016 hopeful Rubio vows to spur innovation

Chicago, United States (AFP)   – White House hopeful Marco Rubio vowed to spur innovation and economic growth with sweeping tax cuts and reforms to higher education and immigration in a speech at a Chicago technology hub Tuesday. The Florida senator, who is currently polling in fourth place in a crowded field of candidates jostling […]

08.07.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Malacañang welcomes survey results on greater public satisfaction with Aquino administration

Malacañang welcomes survey results on greater public satisfaction with Aquino administration

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Palace on Tuesday welcomed the results of the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showing greater public satisfaction with President Benigno S. Aquino III’s administration. In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said the latest installment of findings from the Second Quarter 2015 SWS Survey showed that public satisfaction with the […]

08.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
ConGen general welcomes partnership with LMU and teach in PHL

ConGen general welcomes partnership with LMU and teach in PHL

Los Angeles – PHL Consul General Leo Herrera-Lim welcomed the Loyola Marymount University School of Education (LMU-SOE)  headed by Dean Shane Martin and in partnership with Teach for the Philippines led by Chairman and Founder Elizabeth Eder Zobel de Ayala in Los Angeles on 24 June 2015. The partnership between LMU’s Teach for America program and Teach for […]

08.07.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
New Filipino priest in LA

New Filipino priest in LA

Archbishop Jose Gomez ordained 30-year-old Fr. Marinello ‘Melo’ R. Saguin to the priesthood, along with seven other men, during a Mass celebrated at the Cathedral of the Angels on May 30, 2015. The son of the late Ruel Aguila Saguin and Marilyn Cervantes Saguin from Los Angeles, said that he first thought of a priestly vocation when he was preparing for the Sacrament of […]

08.07.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Haute Couture week: highlights from Sunday’s shows

Haute Couture week: highlights from Sunday’s shows

(Relaxnews) – Haute Couture has become a byword for unequaled artistry within the fashion industry, and the first day of the Paris Autumn/Winter 2015/16 shows on Sunday didn’t disappoint. Russian designer Ulyana Sergeenko set the bar high with a collection inspired by a woman living in a Soviet Communal Apartment, the setting for a “bizarre form of […]

07.07.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Lifestyle, Photos ·
Polaroid launches Cube+ affordable action cam

Polaroid launches Cube+ affordable action cam

(Relaxnews) – The new diminutive video and stills camera is just 35x35x35mm yet can shoot full HD footage at up to 60 frames a second and will cost just $149 when it starts shipping in August. The Original Polaroid Cube, launched in 2014, proved that it was possible to build a feature-packed, simple-to-use action cam […]

07.07.2015 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Apple looking to bring back music Home Sharing for iOS 9

Apple looking to bring back music Home Sharing for iOS 9

(Relaxnews) – The Home Sharing feature for music that’s currently unavailable on iOS 8.4 is expected to return to iOS 9. Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue tweeted the announcement that he and his team are at work to revive the feature in response to a tweet that says “Hey @cue, I hope […]

07.07.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Japan joins US-Australia war games amid China tensions

Japan joins US-Australia war games amid China tensions

by Glenda KWEK Sydney, Australia (AFP)   – The United States and Australia kicked off a massive joint biennial military exercise on Sunday, with Japan taking part for the first time as tensions with China over territorial rows loom over the drills. The two-week “Talisman Sabre” exercise in the Northern Territory and Queensland state involves […]

07.07.2015 · Filled under: World News ·
Paris fashion week: Schiaparelli and Dior steal the show

Paris fashion week: Schiaparelli and Dior steal the show

(Relaxnews) – The Parisian catwalks were awash with color at the city’s haute couture shows on Monday, with Schiaparelli and Dior stealing the show. Bertrand Guyon’s debut collection for the recently re-established Italian house Schiaparelli was a strong one, in all senses of the word. Colors were bold and spirited, ranging from ruby reds and hot pinks […]

07.07.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos ·
NaFFAA Commends Carnegie’s tribute to immigrants

NaFFAA Commends Carnegie’s tribute to immigrants

Washington, D.C. “We are heartened by Carnegie Corporation’s July 4th tribute to immigrants and their vital contributions to this country,” says NaFFAA National Chairman JT Mallonga, in a statement praising the corporation’s “Great Immigrants: The Pride of America” initiative. This year, 39 naturalized citizens from more than 30 countries are being honored for helping strengthen American democracy […]

07.07.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Ferry may have been overloaded, death toll rises to 61

Ferry may have been overloaded, death toll rises to 61

Ormoc City, Philippines (AFP)   – The death toll from a ferry that capsized in the central Philippines has risen to 61, the coast guard said Sunday, indicating that the vessel was overloaded. Whether the ferry was carrying too many people will be part of an investigation into last week’s disaster off the city of […]

06.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Beijing’s South China Sea runway ‘nearly complete’: US think-tank

Beijing’s South China Sea runway ‘nearly complete’: US think-tank

Beijing, China (AFP) – Beijing has nearly completed building a 3,000-metre (9,800-foot) airstrip on a reef in disputed waters in the South China Sea, where tensions are mounting with its neighbors, a US think-tank said. A satellite picture taken on Sunday showed that China was paving and marking the runway on Fiery Cross Reef and […]

06.07.2015 · Filled under: Asian News ·
‘Jurassic World’ stomps rivals at N. American box office

‘Jurassic World’ stomps rivals at N. American box office

(Los Angeles-AFP) – Dinosaur blockbuster “Jurassic World” showed no signs of extinction at North American movie theaters this weekend, taking the top spot for the fourth week running, according to industry estimates Sunday. The fourth film in the popular “Jurassic Park” series brought in $30.9 million over the weekend, bringing total earnings to $558 million […]

06.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
105 years of automotive history on display at the new Alfa Romeo museum

105 years of automotive history on display at the new Alfa Romeo museum

(Relaxnews) – This week, the Museo Storico Alfa Romeo in Arese, Italy, opened its doors to the public after a four-year restoration and renovation project, while presenting the new Giulia. The museum not only exhibits some of the Italian brand’s most iconic cars, it also has lots of activities to entertain visitors. The museum, designed […]

06.07.2015 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Motoring ·
Watch: Nicolas Cage trying on his Superman suit

Watch: Nicolas Cage trying on his Superman suit

(Relaxnews) – Never-before-seen footage of Nicolas Cage as Superman has been unearthed and posted online by the LA Times. The video, which shows an incredibly lean-looking Cage trying on an all-blue super suit that he would have sported in the 1998 film “Superman Lives,” has come to light. In 1997, Cage signed on to play the […]

06.07.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Palace: PHL officials in Greece ready measures for worst-case scenarios

Palace: PHL officials in Greece ready measures for worst-case scenarios

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Philippine officials in Greece are preparing measures to address so-called worst-case scenarios stemming from Greece’s referendum on a bailout reform package, Malacañang said Saturday. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said the Philippine embassy there is monitoring the situation and its effect on Filipinos there, including overseas Filipino workers making remittances home. “So […]

06.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
California proclaims special day honoring Fil-Am labor leader

California proclaims special day honoring Fil-Am labor leader

It’s official: California will observe a Larry Itliong Day each year to honor the legacy of the Filipino American labor organizer who fought for racial justice and farmworkers’ rights. Governor Jerry Brown yesterday (Wednesday in Manila) signed into law AB 7 proclaiming the commemorative day on October 25, Itliong’s birthday. “Larry Itliong was one of the greatest […]

06.07.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Don’t believe LP demolition job, Binay tells bishops

Don’t believe LP demolition job, Binay tells bishops

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Vice President Jejomar Binay has appealed to the influential Catholic Church not to believe the supposed “demolition by perception” being allegedly conducted against him by his political detractors. In an eight-page letter to several bishops, Binay said the investigation against him “only intends to influence perception. This is not about justice or […]

06.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Marisa Tomei joins ‘Empire’

Marisa Tomei joins ‘Empire’

(Relaxnews) – Fox has signed up Oscar-winning actress Marisa Tomei to the cast list of its show “Empire”. The star is set to join Alicia Keys, Chris Rock, Lenny Kravitz and Adam Rodriguez on season 2 of the show, according to The Hollywood Reporter. She will play the character of Mimi Whiteman, a hip-hop loving […]

05.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘Hello Kitty’ to be turned into a film

‘Hello Kitty’ to be turned into a film

(Relaxnews) – The famous white Japanese cartoon character with a red bow is getting her very own movie. It was announced on July 3 that “Hello Kitty” will be turned into a film by the lifestyle company Sanrio. The movie is set to be released in 2019, and has a budget of between $160-240 million. […]

05.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film ·
US Supreme Court halts Texas abortion clinics closure

US Supreme Court halts Texas abortion clinics closure

Washington, United States (AFP)  – The US Supreme Court on Monday temporarily halted the closure of most of the abortion clinics in Texas, two days before rules forcing them to shut their doors were due to go into effect. Abortion providers said the rules—which included requiring clinics to follow costly hospital-like building standards—amount to a […]

05.07.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Growing IT  industries in PHL prime for investment

Growing IT industries in PHL prime for investment

WASHINGTON, DC – Recent developments and policy changes in Information Technology and Business Process Management (IT/BPM) in the Philippines are making the country ripe for investment and poising it to ride a new wave of revolution in information and communications technology (ICT). This was the message of government officials and business leaders who traveled to […]

05.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Junjun Binay blasts PNP: We didn’t start violence

Junjun Binay blasts PNP: We didn’t start violence

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Suspended Makati Mayor Junjun Binay insisted Thursday that his supporters did not start the commotion outside city hall earlier this week, saying it was the police who instigated the violence. He also said he does not expect his family to get a fair investigation from the Philippine National Police since they are […]

03.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Aquino to AFP: Modernization to stop without ‘Daang Matuwid’

Aquino to AFP: Modernization to stop without ‘Daang Matuwid’

CLARK AIR BASE, Pampanga  (Mabuhay) -— President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday challenged the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to sustain his reforms in what sounded like his valedictory speech as the military’s commander-in-chief. During the Philippine Air Forces’ (PAF) 68th anniversary event, Aquino told soldiers that AFP modernization will be put to a […]

03.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
V&A opens Alexander McQueen exhibition through the night due to popular demand

V&A opens Alexander McQueen exhibition through the night due to popular demand

(Relaxnews) – Alexander McQueen’s London exhibition is set to run through the night due to huge demand for tickets. The Victoria & Albert Museum will release a further 12,000 tickets for the final two weekends of “Savage Beauty,” WWD reports. The museum will stay open all night for the weekends of July 24-26 and July […]

03.07.2015 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Destinations, Entertainment ·
Mark Zuckerberg’s ‘A Year in Books’ hits halfway point

Mark Zuckerberg’s ‘A Year in Books’ hits halfway point

(Relaxnews) – Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg started his book club back in January, setting out to read a book every two weeks and inviting others to do the same. This week he revealed the club’s latest title — while admitting that his initial goal may have been a lofty one. Zuckerberg announced his plans via Facebook on […]

03.07.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Home & Garden, International Stars, Online ·
Bystanders using NAIA 3 as temporary shelter not unusual, says manager

Bystanders using NAIA 3 as temporary shelter not unusual, says manager

MANILA, July 2 (Mabuhay) – Much like shopping malls but open 24/7. This was how airport manager Engr. Octavio Lina described NAIA Terminal 3 when asked how former multi-awarded child actor Jiro Manio was able to wander inside the terminal for several days. Lina said NAIA 3 is accessible to both passengers and non-passengers since […]

02.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
‘James Bond’ Bentley up for auction

‘James Bond’ Bentley up for auction

(Relaxnews) – A 1953 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback once owned by Ian Fleming could start a bidding war at this year’s Gooding1 Company Pebble Beach auction on August 15. With its displays of incredibly exotic, incredibly expensive classic cars, its fine dining, stunning Californian scenery and high society clientele, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is […]

02.07.2015 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Motoring ·
President Barack Obama says peas in guacamole not a good idea

President Barack Obama says peas in guacamole not a good idea

(Relaxnews) – A New York Times tweet for a guacamole recipe made with peas has succeeded in sparking a Twitter outcry, with the Republican Party of Texas calling it tantamount to a declaration of war on their state, and even provoking President Barack Obama to weigh in on the discussion. “Add green peas to your […]

30 Fil-Ams vie for prestigious Miss Philippines USA 2015 title

30 Fil-Ams vie for prestigious Miss Philippines USA 2015 title

Glendale, CA – Miss Philippines USA is the premier Fil-Am pageant with a mission of developing the finest ambassadors of goodwill and promoting the beauty of the Filipino women, will showcase 30 beautiful Fil-Am women in a spectacular one-of-a-kind event on July 12th at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, California. Pageant activities will kick off on July […]

02.07.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
In time for July 4, replica of French frigate arrives in NY

In time for July 4, replica of French frigate arrives in NY

(New York-AFP) – A replica of a majestic 18th century tall ship that brought French General Lafayette to America arrived in New York Wednesday to take part in July 4 Independence Day festivities. The original three-masted Hermione brought the general to America to rally US rebels fighting for independence from Britain. To much fanfare and […]

02.07.2015 · Filled under: 4th of July, Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Holidays ·
VP Binay attacks Senate sub-panel in newspaper ad

VP Binay attacks Senate sub-panel in newspaper ad

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The camp of Vice-President Jejomar Binay continued its offensive on Monday, releasing a newspaper ad attacking the Senate Blue Ribbon subcommittee on the same day that a spokesman said the vice-president shunned the Senate probe because he has a lot of respect for the institution. In a full-page that came out in […]

02.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Asian Americans advancing justice celebrates landmark victory for marriage equality

Asian Americans advancing justice celebrates landmark victory for marriage equality

WASHINGTON – In response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision today in Obergefell v. Hodges, which declares that same-sex couples have the freedom to marry under the U.S. Constitution, Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice) issues the following statement: “As civil rights organizations, Advancing Justice is thrilled that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled for […]

02.07.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Immersion program for Fil-Am young leaders going strong, to undertake 4th edition in PHL

Immersion program for Fil-Am young leaders going strong, to undertake 4th edition in PHL

Continuing with its mission to develop and nurture emerging leaders in the Filipino-American community, the Filipino-American Youth Leadership Program (FYLPRO) is set to launch its 4th immersive undertaking in the Philippines on 2-9 July 2015. Founded in 2012 by Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. and Mrs. Ma. Victoria J. Cuisia, in cooperation […]

01.07.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Julia Roberts in talks to appear in ‘Mother’s Day’

Julia Roberts in talks to appear in ‘Mother’s Day’

(Relaxnews) – Julia Roberts, Kate Hudson and Jennifer Aniston could be set to unite on a new movie project together. The actresses are allegedly in talks to appear in “Mother’s Day”, featuring several plotlines around the theme of one day, Deadline reports. Scripted by Anya Kochoff-Romano, who wrote “Monster-In-Law” and Lilly Hollander, the movie will […]

01.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Chiz urges voters: Help ensure honest 2016 polls, register biometric data

Chiz urges voters: Help ensure honest 2016 polls, register biometric data

Senator Chiz Escudero said all Filipino voters, notably those still considered unregistered under the Republic Act No. 10367, or the Mandatory Biometrics Registration Act of 2013, to actively work for the holding of honest, clean elections in May 2016. Escudero said the Mandatory Biometrics Registration Act of 2013, being implemented by the Commission on Elections […]

01.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Landmark rulings see US Supreme Court move to the left

Landmark rulings see US Supreme Court move to the left

By Chantal Valery Washington, United States (AFP)  – With four justices appointed by Democratic presidents and five by Republican leaders, the US Supreme Court is generally perceived as being weighted in favor of conservatives. But after two historic rulings in a week supporting progressive causes – legalizing gay marriage across America and upholding President Barack […]

01.07.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
One justice makes big difference in US gay marriage ruling

One justice makes big difference in US gay marriage ruling

By Chantal Valery Washington, United States (AFP)  – He was appointed in the 1980s under the conservative presidency of Ronald Reagan, but Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has gone on to become perhaps the most important gay rights supporter in the American legal system. The gray-haired 78-year-old cemented that position Friday when he wrote the […]

30.06.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
US: Visa processing back to speed after computer glitch

US: Visa processing back to speed after computer glitch

(Washington-AFP) – US visa processing has returned to full strength after hardware problems, the State Department said Monday, noting that 410,000 visas were issued in a week as officials scrambled to clear a huge backlog. Deputy spokesman Mark Toner said the State Department does “regret the inconvenience to travelers who are waiting for visas as […]

30.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, U.S. News ·
Apple Music, tech giant’s streaming service, goes live

Apple Music, tech giant’s streaming service, goes live

(New York-AFP) – Apple Music, the tech giant’s new streaming service, went live Tuesday as the company behind iTunes looks to dominate the fast-growing sector. The new service began with the launch of Beats 1, an international radio station that will feature shows by high-profile artist hosts, and offered streaming — for the first time […]

30.06.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Music, Online, Science & Technology ·
Trailer released for ‘Secret in their Eyes’ featuring Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman and Chiwetel Ejiofor

Trailer released for ‘Secret in their Eyes’ featuring Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman and Chiwetel Ejiofor

(Relaxnews) – On Tuesday June 30, STX Entertainment released the first trailer for “Secret in their Eyes.” Based on the Argentinean director Juan José Campanella’s “El secreto de sus ojos,” “Secret in their Eyes” is a revenge thriller written and directed by Billy Ray. The recently-released trailer reveals three law enforcement officials — played by […]

30.06.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
California moves closer to stricter vaccinations rules

California moves closer to stricter vaccinations rules

Los Angeles, United States (AFP) – California’s lawmakers moved closer to tightening exemptions for vaccinations, following last month’s outbreak of measles and the ensuing outcry over the issue across the country. The state’s general assembly approved Thursday a bill that would require all children to be immunized before entering kindergarten unless they had a medical […]

30.06.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
US gay marriage ruling unleashes debate in Russia

US gay marriage ruling unleashes debate in Russia

By Anna Smolchenko Moscow, Russia  – The US Supreme Court’s move to legalize gay marriages triggered heated debate in Russia on Sunday, with one MP saying Facebook should be blocked while a senator urged the adoption of the US army’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. In a show of support for the US Supreme Court’s […]

30.06.2015 · Filled under: World News ·
Japan may consider South China Sea patrols: AFP

Japan may consider South China Sea patrols: AFP

Tokyo, Japan (AFP)   – Japan’s military may join US forces on patrol in the South China Sea, the nation’s top uniformed officer said in an interview published Thursday, as Tokyo seeks a greater security role. China’s recent moves to build artificial islands have created “very serious potential concerns” for Japan, Katsutoshi Kawano, chief of […]

30.06.2015 · Filled under: Asian News ·
Marcos to Aquino: Don’t use friendship as basis for next PNP chief

Marcos to Aquino: Don’t use friendship as basis for next PNP chief

MANILA.   (Mabuhay) – Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said a transparent selection body should choose the next Philippine National Police (PNP) chief. Marcos said President Benigno Aquino III should go beyond friendship, like what he did by appointing former Director General Alan Purisima. “This way, friends of the President will not bump off those who […]

30.06.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PHL hits back at China: It’s not our fault that other countries support us

PHL hits back at China: It’s not our fault that other countries support us

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Friday hit back at China after Beijing’s accusation that the Philippines is trying to “rope in” other non-claimant countries in the dispute over resource-rich parts of the South China Sea. “We cannot be faulted if other countries have lauded the approach that we have decided to take in resolving this […]

29.06.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Obama warns racist legacy still haunts US

Obama warns racist legacy still haunts US

Washington, United States (AFP)   – US President Barack Obama underlined the depth of his frustration over American’s ongoing battle with racism Monday, employing the racially-charged “N-word” in a radio interview to underline a point. Obama made his remarks to “WTF with Marc Maron” as the nation was struggling to comprehend the murders last week […]

29.06.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
New York Conference promotes PHL as premier investment destination

New York Conference promotes PHL as premier investment destination

WASHINGTON, DC  – Investments in people, infrastructure and reforms have transformed the Philippines into a prime destination for foreign capital in recent years, according to Philippine Finance Secretary Cesar V. Purisima, who was one of the keynote speakers at the Economic Briefing and Investment Conference held on 26 June 2015 at Goldman Sachs in New […]

29.06.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Favorite casino in America survey results announced today revealing top resort/casino in US

Favorite casino in America survey results announced today revealing top resort/casino in US

Not in Las Vegas or Other Established Gaming/Resort City – Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California is the favorite United States casino, according to a nationwide poll by 10Best.com, part of USA TODAY Travel, that ended Monday, June 22. The Native American owned and operated resort/casino claims the top spot after four weeks of voting by […]

29.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Local News ·
Palace: Budgets, poverty figures disprove VP Binay’s claim of neglect of poor

Palace: Budgets, poverty figures disprove VP Binay’s claim of neglect of poor

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Just look at the numbers. This was how Malacañang on Friday countered Vice President Jejomar Binay’s claim that President Benigno Aquino III’s administration is neglecting poor Filipinos. At a press briefing, deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said budget allocations for anti-poverty programs can easily disprove Binay’s allegations. “We don’t really know kung […]

29.06.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
China’s Great Wall is disappearing: report

China’s Great Wall is disappearing: report

(Beijing-AFP) – Around 30 percent of China’s Ming-era Great Wall has disappeared over time as adverse natural conditions and reckless human activities — including stealing the bricks to build houses — erode the UNESCO World Heritage site, state media reported. The Great Wall is not a single unbroken structure but stretches for thousands of kilometres […]

29.06.2015 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations ·
‘Downton Abbey’ costume tour rolls on in North America

‘Downton Abbey’ costume tour rolls on in North America

(Relaxnews) – The next stop on a ‘Downton Abbey’ costume exhibit tour will be Chicago. As part of their North American tour, “Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times,” will make its next stop in Chicago between February and May of next year. More than 35 costumes worn on the series will be on display, […]

Apple introduces App Store feature dedicated to LGBT community

Apple introduces App Store feature dedicated to LGBT community

(Relaxnews) – Apple has added a special section to its App store in support of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community ahead of Pride Day (June 28) and on the same day that the Supreme Court ruled to legalize gay marriage in all 50 US states. The featured area brings together books, movies, TV […]

26.06.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Republican 2016 hopefuls reject white supremacist donations

Republican 2016 hopefuls reject white supremacist donations

Washington, United States (AFP)   – Three Republican presidential candidates say they are donating contributions they received from the leader of a white supremacist group mentioned by the accused Charleston church gunman to relatives of those slain. White House hopeful Senator Ted Cruz initially planned to return the donations he had received since 2012 from […]

26.06.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Stage production of Harry Potter to open in London next year

Stage production of Harry Potter to open in London next year

(Relaxnews) – Fresh details have emerged on the stage-version of Harry Potter, including the name, venue, and opening date. In addition to the Harry Potter spinoff “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” due to hit theaters in 2016, J.K. Rowling has also been working on a stage adaptation of the series which now has […]

26.06.2015 · Filled under: Art, Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
EU lifts safety ban on all Philippine airlines

EU lifts safety ban on all Philippine airlines

(Manila, Philippines-AFP) – Philippine airlines will no longer be banned from flying into Europe, aviation authorities said Thursday, after the European Union removed all remaining Philippine carriers from its safety blacklist. The EU list, which has included Philippine airlines since 2010, bars from operating in European airspace any airlines it deems unable to meet international […]

26.06.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Fans go wild for new One Direction fragrance commercial

Fans go wild for new One Direction fragrance commercial

(Relaxnews) – One Direction fans have been left delighted at the news that the group is set to launch a new fragrance. The band announced the news that they have been working on their fourth scent, “Between Us,” by revealing a hilarious campaign video that has “Directioners” going wild. The tongue-in-cheek film sees the foursome […]

Rumor resurfaces for Ben Affleck-directed ‘The Batman’

Rumor resurfaces for Ben Affleck-directed ‘The Batman’

(Relaxnews) – “Batman v. Superman” spin-off “The Batman” is thought to be heading for a November 2018 release date. Ben Affleck is well known for his presence in front of camera, with significant roles in everything from “Good Will Hunting” to “Gone Girl.” But he’s also been extending his repertoire as a director too, with […]

25.06.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·