Dallas/Fort Worth airport gets new duty-free shopping space

Dallas/Fort Worth airport gets new duty-free shopping space

(Relaxnews) – The Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport will add a luxury duty-free shopping experience to its Terminal D, reports The New York Times. The upgrade will see six shopping areas spread over 20,000 square feet of space, to include both luxury and premium retail brands. Local retailers like western clothing and accessories line Bohlin Company and […]

11.08.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
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 ·
Jasmine still not ready to love again

Jasmine still not ready to love again

Several months since she broke up with Sam Concepcion, Jasmine Curtis-Smith is still not ready to enter another relationship, saying her main focus now is work. “I just don’t think I can spare time and energy for that. There’s the right time,” she said. “Buhay ko [ang nagpapakilig sa akin]. I mean, in general, kinikilig […]

11.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
SCE to tether manhole covers in Long Beach, issue bill credits

SCE to tether manhole covers in Long Beach, issue bill credits

Customers who were without power for more than 24 hours will get a $100 credit By Mary Ann Milbourn Southern California Edison (SCE) will provide a $100 bill credit to those who were without power for more than 24 hours during the latest outage in downtown Long Beach, and crews have begun tethering more than 300 manhole […]

11.08.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Home & Garden, Services ·
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 […]

Swimming: Late nights in Rio now focus for world’s elite

Swimming: Late nights in Rio now focus for world’s elite

(Kazan, Russia-AFP) – The 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games will force swimming’s elite to adopt some nocturnal habits as preparations are stepped up in the coming months in the race for golds. The world championships finished on Sunday as the United States again ended top of the swimming table in Kazan with 23 medals […]

10.08.2015 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
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 ·
Ralph Lauren unveils kids Fall 2015 collection in Neverland-themed runway show

Ralph Lauren unveils kids Fall 2015 collection in Neverland-themed runway show

(Relaxnews) – Ralph Lauren put on a dreamlike show for his childrenswear Fall 2015 Polo collection in New York this week. Central Park Zoo was transformed into a “Neverland” inspired, adventure-themed wonderland for the event, which saw “Pan” actor Levi Miller walking the runway as the fashion house’s new childrenswear ambassador. Other rising stars on […]

10.08.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
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 ·
Italy earmarks 18 mln to rebuild Colosseum arena floor

Italy earmarks 18 mln to rebuild Colosseum arena floor

(Rome-AFP) – Italy has earmarked over 18 million euros to rebuild the arena floor in the Colosseum where gladiators once fought wild beasts, Culture Minister Dario Franceschini said Tuesday. “A promise kept: the Colosseum will have its arena once more. Plan for reconstruction financed,” he said on Twitter after announcing 18.5 million euros ($20.2 million) […]

06.08.2015 · Filled under: Destinations ·
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 ·
Jane on Jeron: ‘We’re okay, consistent naman’

Jane on Jeron: ‘We’re okay, consistent naman’

Jane Oineza finally admitted that she met up with basketball player Jeron Teng during her summer vacation in Dubai three months ago. “Yeah he was in Dubai also pero nauna siya pumunta and may ilang days rin na nagkita kami sa Dubai. Nagkaroon kami ng get-together doon. Pero he left rin kasi mas nauna siyang […]

06.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Add spice for a longer life?

Add spice for a longer life?

(Paris, France-AFP) – Eating spicy food, especially fresh chilli, has been linked to a lower risk of death in a Chinese study, researchers said Tuesday. But they cautioned it was too early to draw a final conclusion on the potential benefits of fiery fare, and urged further research that may lead to “updated dietary recommendations”. […]

06.08.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Amber Le Bon revealed as the new Redken ambassador

Amber Le Bon revealed as the new Redken ambassador

(Relaxnews) – Amber Le Bon has been signed up as the new muse for haircare brand Redken. The British model has already worked with the company in the past on its Bronde Sombre Haircolor, but will now broaden her influence within the company, Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) reports. “I love having healthy-looking hair, but I […]

06.08.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars ·
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 ·
Kellogg’s to scrap artificial flavors, colors in cereals

Kellogg’s to scrap artificial flavors, colors in cereals

(New York, United States-AFP) – Kellogg’s will ban artificial flavors and colors from all of its cereals worldwide including Special K and Frosted Flakes, it said Wednesday. The American food multinational said its transition to all-natural ingredients in its cereals and snack bars should be done by 2018. Consumers, and especially Americans, have shown a […]

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 ·
Utilitarian futurism is the key look for H&M’s AW15 Studio collection

Utilitarian futurism is the key look for H&M’s AW15 Studio collection

(Relaxnews) – Utilitarian futurism, sports luxe and “starburst shine” are the themes for the latest H&M Studio collection, unveiled Monday. The Autumn/Winter 2015 line focuses on the essential item of the season, the roll neck. Zip-up coats, lurex knits and flared trousers also feature heavily in the tomboy-themed collection. Supermodel Kendall Jenner has already been […]

04.08.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
Jessica Alba stands by her company’s sunscreen amidst viral complaints

Jessica Alba stands by her company’s sunscreen amidst viral complaints

(Relaxnews) – Jessica Alba is defending the quality of her Honest Company’s sunscreen, following a public flogging from disgruntled customers who complained of suffering burns after applying the lotion. Photos of sunburned heads, backs and chests posted on Twitter have gone viral in the last few days. An investigation into consumer complaints by NBC 5 Chicago found that while […]

04.08.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
Researchers find biomarkers for early stage pancreatic cancer

Researchers find biomarkers for early stage pancreatic cancer

(Washington, United States-AFP) – A combination of three proteins appears to be a good indicator of early stage pancreatic cancer when found in high levels in urine, British researchers said in a study published Monday. The findings, published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research, hold promise for developing an inexpensive, non-invasive test to detect the […]

04.08.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
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 ·
Zsa Zsa to marry boyfriend in 2016

Zsa Zsa to marry boyfriend in 2016

Zsa Zsa Padilla and her boyfriend, architect Conrad Onglao, are planning to tie the knot in Italy next year. Onglao said he already told Padilla about his plans and where exactly in Italy he wants to hold the wedding. “Sabi niya, ‘Where’s my ring?’ Sabi ko it’s coming. I want to get married in Florence. […]

04.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
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 ·
Get the holiday makeup look: LA

Get the holiday makeup look: LA

(Relaxnews) – From perfect surf to rolling vineyards and some of the hottest nightspots in the US, California has it all. If you’re heading to LA or its surroundings this summer, then here’s what you’re going to need to get your makeup look down pat. First things first: they don’t call it “The Golden State” […]

02.08.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Holidays, Hollywood Stars ·
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 ·
Julia Montes gets new leading men in upcoming series

Julia Montes gets new leading men in upcoming series

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Young actress Julia Montes will star in the upcoming “Doble Kara” with leading men Edgar Allan Guzman and Anjo Damiles, Dreamscape announced. Montes, whose last teleserye was “Ikaw Lamang” in 2014, said she feels “super happy and blessed” to be cast in the series, which also stars Alora Sasam, John Lapus, Allen […]

02.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
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 ·
New service will deliver Michelin-starred meals to Londoners’ doors

New service will deliver Michelin-starred meals to Londoners’ doors

(Relaxnews) – London has caught up to the likes of New York and San Francisco with the launch of a new delivery service that will allow foodies to eat Michelin-starred meals in their sweatpants while watching the telly. In recent years, the US dining scene has expanded the notion of traditional delivery service beyond greasy […]

02.08.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Hugo Boss reinvents seduction with “Boss The Scent”

Hugo Boss reinvents seduction with “Boss The Scent”

(Relaxnews) – Hugo Boss has unveiled its latest masculine fragrance, “Boss The Scent,” revealing a new side of the Boss man. This new olfactory creation will hit shelves on August 31. Drawing inspiration from the desires of women, the new Boss seducer takes his time. More mature, he remains passionate but has become more refined, […]

02.08.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars ·
Vaccine offers 100% Ebola protection: trial results

Vaccine offers 100% Ebola protection: trial results

(Paris, France-AFP) – An Ebola vaccine provided 100-percent protection in a field trial in hard-hit Guinea, researchers and officials said Friday, mooting “the beginning of the end” of the killer West African outbreak. The world is “on the verge of an effective Ebola vaccine,” the World Health Organization (WHO) said, hailing the results from the […]

31.07.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
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 ·
Old friends reunite for Chloé’s new Fall / Winter 15 campaign

Old friends reunite for Chloé’s new Fall / Winter 15 campaign

(Relaxnews) – Chloé is celebrating friendship this autumn with its new Fall-Winter 2015 campaign. The French fashion house is paying homage to its heritage with the campaign, referencing the time in 1952 when founder Gaby Aghion borrowed her friend’s name to launch the brand. Starring friends and colleagues the Polish model Anja Rubik and German […]

31.07.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars, Lifestyle ·
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 ·
Chicago named best pizza city in the US: TripAdvisor

Chicago named best pizza city in the US: TripAdvisor

(Relaxnews) – Chicago has been declared the pizza capital of the US in a new ranking that will surely stoke the longstanding rivalry between the Windy City and New York when it comes to pizza pies. But how do you quantify which city can boast the title of best pizza destination in the US? For […]

30.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
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 ·
Creamy Lancashire and gouda specialist get singled out at international cheese competition

Creamy Lancashire and gouda specialist get singled out at international cheese competition

(Relaxnews) – A Lancashire cheese, manchego, stilton and Dutch cheesemaker emerged the big winners at an international cheese show in the UK this week. It’s the dream job for cheese lovers. At the International Cheese Awards in Nantwich, 200 experts sniffed, inspected and savored cheese submissions from 31 countries before handing out trophies to the […]

30.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
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 ·
New York’s fifth Diner en blanc draws 5,000 riverside

New York’s fifth Diner en blanc draws 5,000 riverside

(New York-AFP) – Some 5,000 foodies and fashionistas gathered late Tuesday on the banks of the Hudson River in New York for the fifth edition of the “Diner en blanc” (Dinner in White). Organizers of the pop-up picnic where attendees dress to the nines entirely in white chose the huge Pier 26 structure this time […]

29.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Scientists identify the taste of fat as sixth taste

Scientists identify the taste of fat as sixth taste

(Relaxnews) – A group of US scientists believes that fat deserves to be called the sixth taste and have even invented a new name for it: oleogustus. After sweet, sour, salty and bitter, as well as the most recently acknowledged flavor profile on the palate, umami, scientists from Purdue University in Indiana have published a […]

29.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Charleston eatery serving southern cuisine tops list of US dining spots with local, sustainable ethos

Charleston eatery serving southern cuisine tops list of US dining spots with local, sustainable ethos

(Relaxnews) – Charleston dining institution Husk, which serves distinctly Southern dishes, has been named the shining example of American cuisine in a list of top 100 restaurants that curates the best in local, regional, and sustainable dining. In the second edition of the “2015 Fresh List” prepared by restaurant rating system Opinionated About Dining, Husk […]

29.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
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 ·
Daniel Matsunaga signs exclusive contract with ABS-CBN

Daniel Matsunaga signs exclusive contract with ABS-CBN

Daniel Matsunaga is now an exclusive ABS-CBN talent. The “Pinoy Big Brother” winner signed the contract on Friday with executives of the network – ABS-CBN TV Production head Laurenti Dyogi, ABS-CBN Free TV head Cory Vidanes, ABS-CBN president and CEO Charo Santos-Concio, and chief financial officer Aldrin Cerrado. Matsunaga, 26, will top-bill a TV series […]

29.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
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 ·
Data analyses back Sanofi dengue vaccine: study

Data analyses back Sanofi dengue vaccine: study

(Washington, United States-AFP) – A dengue vaccine candidate by French drugmaker Sanofi protects more than three quarters of participants, an analysis found Monday. The experimental drug allowed 80.8 percent of children aged nine and older to avoid hospitalization, according to three trials analyzed by the New England Journal of Medicine. For younger children, those less […]

28.07.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
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 ·
Olympics: IOC ‘confident’ of strong new US bid after Boston quits

Olympics: IOC ‘confident’ of strong new US bid after Boston quits

(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia-AFP) – The International Olympic Committee said Tuesday it was “confident” the US would find a “strong candidate” to host the 2024 Summer Games, despite Boston pulling out of the contest shortly before a mid-September nomination deadline. “We are confident that the US will make the right choice and that they can still […]

28.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
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 ·
Toyota falls behind VW in world’s biggest automaker race

Toyota falls behind VW in world’s biggest automaker race

(Tokyo, Japan-AFP) – Toyota has fallen behind Volkswagen in the race for the world’s biggest automaker title, figures showed Tuesday, as the German giant outsold its Japanese rival in the first half of the year. Toyota said it sold 5.02 million vehicles worldwide between January and June, falling below earlier figures from Volkswagen of 5.04 […]

28.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
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 ·
Alex Gonzaga relishes singlehood

Alex Gonzaga relishes singlehood

 “I’M IN a serious singleness. I am very serious with myself.” This was actress-comedienne Alex Gonzaga’s answer when she’s asked about the status of her love life. “Maiisip mo lang pero sa mga nangyayari din sa career mo and personal life, pag nage-ejoy ka naman hindi mo maiisip. Yung dadaan lang siya sa utak mo […]

28.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Sleeping with smartphones, and other vices

Sleeping with smartphones, and other vices

(Washington-AFP) – Consumers around the world admit it: they sleep with their smartphone, take it in the shower, and would rescue the device from a fire before saving the family cat. Those are among the findings of a seven-country survey of more than 7,000 people about smartphone habits released Tuesday by Motorola, the newly acquired […]

28.07.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
“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 ·
Obama puts Kilimanjaro, safari and beach on post-presidency bucket list

Obama puts Kilimanjaro, safari and beach on post-presidency bucket list

(Nairobi-AFP) – US President Barack Obama said Sunday that climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, a safari in the Masai Mara and a beach holiday in Lamu were all on his bucket list for after his presidency. “I know that there are places in this beautiful nation that I haven’t discovered, so I am gonna make sure when […]

27.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, International 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 ·
Introducing summer’s hottest hair trend: what you need to know about Colombré

Introducing summer’s hottest hair trend: what you need to know about Colombré

(Relaxnews) – Ombré hair is without a doubt one of the huge hair trends of the past few years, but now it’s time to shake things up a bit. So without further ado allow us to introduce you to the next big thing for summer 2015: colombré. Using the same technique as ombré hairstyles but […]

27.07.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars ·
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 ·
What’s the real score between Ejay Falcon, Ellen Adarna?

What’s the real score between Ejay Falcon, Ellen Adarna?

ACTOR Ejay Falcon finally broke his silence about his rumored romance with “Pasion de Amor” leading woman, Ellen Adarna. “Parehas kasi kaming ibon, Falcon and Adarna. Dalawa lang ‘yan, nagtutukaan or nag-aaway, so bahala na kayong mag-isip kung ano doon. Basta kami ni Ellen okay kami, okay kaming magkatrabaho,” Falcon said. The 25-year-old actor said […]

27.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
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 ·
Fall 2015 makeup: Chanel draws its inspiration from the turning leaves of autumn

Fall 2015 makeup: Chanel draws its inspiration from the turning leaves of autumn

(Relaxnews) – The French luxury brand has unveiled its latest makeup collection, “Les Automnales”, featuring plays of shadow and light and a palette of natural colors inspired by the fall season. The new color collection will be available in stores this fall. With this new fall 2015 collection, the Chanel Makeup Studio combines a range […]

25.07.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
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 […]

Hot new scents from Rihanna and Pitbull announced for fall

Hot new scents from Rihanna and Pitbull announced for fall

(Relaxnews) – Rihanna, Pitbull and Sofia Vergara are just some of the stars set to launch new fragrances with Parlux this fall. The perfume distributer has a host of famous faces in its portfolio, and will be capitalizing on the new season to introduce a range of new creations, reports Women’s Wear Daily (WWD). Among […]

25.07.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars ·
Uber launches ice cream delivery service for one day only

Uber launches ice cream delivery service for one day only

(Relaxnews) – They may not come in trucks, per se. But Uber has commissioned its fleet of private rideshare vehicles around the world to become purveyors of ice cream — and all-round happiness — for one day only. On Friday, July 24, poor schmucks stuck at the office can place an order for ice creams […]

25.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
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 ·
Katy Perry takes to Twitter to launch new fragrance ‘Mad Potion’

Katy Perry takes to Twitter to launch new fragrance ‘Mad Potion’

(Relaxnews) – Katy Perry has announced the official launch of her latest fragrance “Mad Potion” on Twitter. The pop star has re-tweeted a message from her pop-up store’s account @katyperrypopup to her 72.9 million followers, announcing that the perfume can now be bought online by US customers. The $29.99 scent can even be purchased directly […]

24.07.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, International 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 ·
Two generic drugs reduce breast cancer deaths: studies

Two generic drugs reduce breast cancer deaths: studies

(Paris, France-AFP) – Two inexpensive classes of drugs available in generic form each reduce the recurrence of breast cancer in post-menopausal women as well as death rates from the disease, a pair of studies reported Friday. Taking the medications together may further boost anti-cancer benefits and help cancel out undesirable side-effects of one of the […]

24.07.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Soybean oil worse for your health than coconut oil

Soybean oil worse for your health than coconut oil

(Relaxnews) – According to scientists from the University of California, Riverside, a diet high in soybean oil may cause more obesity and diabetes than a diet high in fructose. Their study was published in the journal PLOS ONE on July 22. The obesity epidemic in the United States is driving scientists to conduct more studies […]

24.07.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Olympics: Tokyo Games logos unveiled amid stadium row

Olympics: Tokyo Games logos unveiled amid stadium row

(Tokyo, Japan-AFP) – Tokyo’s Olympic committee unveiled the official logos for the 2020 Games on Friday, days after the Japanese prime minister ordered plans for the new stadium to be scrapped over the huge $2 billion price tag. The logos for the Olympic and Paralympic games are based around the letter “T” for Tokyo and […]

24.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Sophie denies plan to leave TV5, but is open to options

Sophie denies plan to leave TV5, but is open to options

Sohpie Albert denies the story that she is planning to leave TV5 and is raring to be released from her contract with them.”I have no plans of leaving but there will be an assessment daw this month on my career and other Artista Academy stars, so it’s all up to my manager and TV5 if […]

24.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino 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 ·
Candice Swanepoel set to be the new ambassador for Biotherm

Candice Swanepoel set to be the new ambassador for Biotherm

Relaxnews) – South African model Candice Swanepoel has been announced as the new ambassador for French skincare brand Biotherm. The Victoria’s Secret Angel will appear in European and Asian campaigns for the L’Oréal-owned brand, reports Women’s Wear Daily (WWD). She will kick off the collaboration by starring in the group’s summer 2015 “Blue Therapy” campaign, […]

22.07.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars ·
Australia, pyramids among Chinese travelers’ favorite countries and landmarks

Australia, pyramids among Chinese travelers’ favorite countries and landmarks

(Relaxnews) – Australia is the most popular dream destination among Chinese travelers in 2015, while the pyramids of Egypt has emerged as the most popular landmark they’d like to see before they die, according to a new report on the Chinese travel trends. In the fourth edition of the Chinese International Travel Monitor report by […]

22.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
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 ·
Michael Kors and Kate Hudson collaborate on a limited edition watch for a good cause

Michael Kors and Kate Hudson collaborate on a limited edition watch for a good cause

(Relaxnews) – Fashion designer Michael Kors has recruited actress Kate Hudson to help him design a new limited-edition watch that aims to fight global hunger. The Golden Globe winner has signed up to the fashion icon’s campaign “Watch Hunger Stop”, launched in 2013, when his brand entered into a long-term partnership with the United Nations […]

22.07.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
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 ·
Why Paul was ‘worth the wait’ for Toni

Why Paul was ‘worth the wait’ for Toni

Kapamilya star Toni Gonzaga admitted that she turned emotional during her wedding night with husband Paul Soriano, describing it as “worth the wait.” The 31-year-old Gonzaga, who spent eight years with Soriano before finally tying the knot last month, said: “Nung first night talaga namin, naiyak ako nang natapos na ‘yung buong wedding.” “Kasi parang […]

22.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
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 ·
Weekend rainstorms soak SoCal

Weekend rainstorms soak SoCal

By Newsroom Staff As of 10 a.m. Monday, there were 3,731 Southern California Edison (SCE) customers without power territory wide, which spans north to the Sierras, south to Orange County, East to the Arizona border and west to Santa Barbara. SCE crews responded where needed. Safety remains SCE’s highest priority. Customers are reminded if they see a downed power line […]

22.07.2015 · Filled under: Environment, 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 ·
Cruise line to add yachts and Boeing jetliner to fleet of ocean liners

Cruise line to add yachts and Boeing jetliner to fleet of ocean liners

(Relaxnews) – In what’s being billed as an industry first, Crystal Cruises has announced an unprecedented expansion plan that includes the launch of luxury ocean, yacht, river cruises — and air travel. In fact, when you factor in ports of call, it could be said that the luxury cruise liner will cover all the main […]

21.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
The 10 best slimming fruits and vegetables

The 10 best slimming fruits and vegetables

(Relaxnews) – Many of us spend the summer holidays getting back into shape and working off some extra pounds. Here is a selection of the 10 best fruits and vegetables to maintain that hard-earned figure. 1/ Melon If your goal is to keep losing weight, melon, which is rich in minerals like beta-carotene, magnesium, phosphorus, […]

21.07.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Sports & Recreation ·
Ice Bucket Challenge donations fueling research

Ice Bucket Challenge donations fueling research

(Relaxnews) – On the one-year anniversary of the Ice Bucket Challenge, Project A.L.S. has announced that 100 percent of donations raised through the social media phenomenon have now been used toward research. Begun in mid-summer 2015 by two ALS patients, the Ice Bucket Challenge called on social media users to post a video in which […]

21.07.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
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 ·
Patrick Garcia to be a father again soon

Patrick Garcia to be a father again soon

More than three months since he tied the knot with Nikka Martinez, Patrick Garcia is elated that they will soon be blessed with another member in the family. On Instagram, Garcia shared a picture of Martinez’s ultrasound test. In the caption, the actor wrote: “Thank you Lord for this blessing of ours!” Martinez, on the […]

21.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
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 ·
SCE crews restore power in Long Beach

SCE crews restore power in Long Beach

By SCE Newsroom Staff Southern California Edison (SCE) crews have restored service to all customers affected by the Long Beach outage. Some customers who had been on SCE-provided generators have had their power transferred back from the generator to the SCE system. Additional outages may occur as a result of the current rain storm. If you are […]

21.07.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Services ·
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 ·
Japan opens doors to world’s first hotel run entirely by robots

Japan opens doors to world’s first hotel run entirely by robots

(Relaxnews) – Japan has opened the doors to the world’s first automated, robot-staffed hotel, replacing people with pretty, lifelike lady humanoid receptionists and a bow tie-wearing, dinosaur concierge. At the Henn-na Hotel, or ‘Strange Hotel,’ guests check in, check out, get their rooms cleaned and their luggage conveyed by a fleet of blinking, beeping and rolling robots […]

20.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Offbeat, Science & Technology ·
‘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 ·
Maja has all the right moves

Maja has all the right moves

You can’t bring a good woman down. More so Maja Salvador, who has definitely paid her dues before reaping the benefits of hard work. Though suffering a personal setback with her split from actor Gerald Anderson, things continue to look up for the actress-singer-dancer. She is busy with the TV series “Bridges Of Love” and […]

20.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino 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 ·
Xian Lim, Kim Chiu to return to TV

Xian Lim, Kim Chiu to return to TV

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Popular love team Xian Lim and Kim Chiu, known to fans as Kim Xi, will be seen on TV anew. This was shared by Xian during a recent press huddle, relating how he and Kim are currently taking acting workshops in preparation for their roles on a still-untitled TV drama. “Nagsimula na […]

16.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino 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 ·
First photo released of Isabeli Fontana as face of new Bulgari fragrance

First photo released of Isabeli Fontana as face of new Bulgari fragrance

(Relaxnews) – A first look at the new Bulgari “Goldea” fragrance campaign has been released, featuring Brazilian model Isabeli Fontana. Fontana published the campaign photo on her official Twitter account, with a message reading “Amazed by this new fragrance shot by Mert and Marcus.” Fontana was named the face of the Goldea campaign at the […]

16.07.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Sao Paulo judge lifts ban on sale of foie gras

Sao Paulo judge lifts ban on sale of foie gras

(Sao Paulo-AFP) – A judge in Sao Paulo on Wednesday suspended a law banning the production and sale of foie gras within Brazil’s largest city, after restaurant owners voiced strong objections to the measure. Judge Sergio Rui has “temporarily suspended” the law for further review and requested additional information from the mayor and the Sao […]

16.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
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 ·
Disney gives sneak peek for planned China theme park

Disney gives sneak peek for planned China theme park

(Shanghai-AFP) – US entertainment giant Disney on Wednesday unveiled details of its planned theme park in Shanghai, promising Chinese features and new attractions not found in its five other resorts. The Walt Disney Co. and Chinese Partner Shanghai Shendi Group broke ground on the $5.5 billion park in April 2011. The opening was originally planned […]

15.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment ·
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 ·
It’s another boy for Angelika dela Cruz, husband

It’s another boy for Angelika dela Cruz, husband

Expectant mother Angelika dela Cruz is having another boy. The 33-year-old actress shared the news on Instagram with an ultrasound image, captioned: “Meet Baby Orion / It’s a baby boy #baby #baby #itsaboy #pregnant #21weekspreggy” Dela Cruz, a former Star Magic artist whose career spans two decades now, has a six-year-old son, Gabriel, with her […]

15.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
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 ·
Kris Bernal addresses anorexia rumors

Kris Bernal addresses anorexia rumors

Kris Bernal seemed exasperated when she took to social media to defend herself against those who think she has an eating disorder just because she is slim. On Instagram, Bernal posted a video of her eating a hefty meal. In the caption, the actress said she is “sick” of defending herself. “Most people think having […]

14.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
“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 ·
New York launches its first men’s fashion week

New York launches its first men’s fashion week

(New York-AFP) – New York plays catch up with Europe in launching its first men’s fashion week Monday, a four-day showcase for US spring/summer 2016 collections in an rapidly expanding market. Big-name labels Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors and Polo Ralph Lauren will rub shoulders with the up-and-coming such as Public School, Thom Browne, […]

13.07.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
New technique for detecting hard arteries

New technique for detecting hard arteries

(Relaxnews) – A radioactive agent developed in the 1960s for the purpose of testing for bone cancer can also be employed to image the dangerous build-up of calcium deposits in the arteries that could provoke strokes and heart attacks, according to a team of UK researchers. The agent could help in diagnosing atherosclerosis, or the […]

13.07.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
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 ·
Noli Me Tangere hurdles 2nd restaging in LA, producers eye San Diego

Noli Me Tangere hurdles 2nd restaging in LA, producers eye San Diego

By Abner Galino For actor Miguel Vera, the second time around must have always been sweeter (pun intended, or not). Happily meeting the press after the successful restaging of the well-known play Noli Me Tangere at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, Vera said he was happy with his performance as the lead character […]

13.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Enchong’s album reaches platinum status

Enchong’s album reaches platinum status

 Enchong Dee’s self-titled album has reached the platinum status ahead of his upcoming solo concert. Star Music representatives said Dee’s album reached platinum three months after it reached gold status. “Maraming salamat po sa tiwala. Maliit na project lang po ito noong simula pero pinalaki niyo. Sa buong Star Music family ko, salamat. At sa […]

13.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Grandmother-turned-flight attendant featured on new airline series

Grandmother-turned-flight attendant featured on new airline series

(Relaxnews) – Proving that it’s never too late, a 59-year-old grandmother is serving as a beacon of hope for women who’ve always fantasized about becoming a flight attendant but thought they were past their prime. It would be no stretch to describe the industry as partial to young, attractive, carefree men and women who are […]

10.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment ·
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 ·
Don’t whine about the price: Japan grapes sell for $8,000

Don’t whine about the price: Japan grapes sell for $8,000

(Tokyo-AFP) – A bunch of Japanese grapes has sold for a record one million yen ($8,200), or $315 per berry — no trifling matter even in a country where fruit can cost a small fortune. The record-setting bunch of 26 “Ruby Roman” grapes was the highest-priced at this year’s first auction in Kanazawa, 300 kilometres […]

10.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
5 spots to watch the Bastille Day fireworks for free

5 spots to watch the Bastille Day fireworks for free

(Relaxnews) – On Tuesday, July 14, at precisely 11pm, the city of Paris will let loose its traditional fireworks extravaganza, the theme of which this year is “Paris Welcomes the World.” If you don’t feel like shelling out the big bucks for a gorgeous terrace with a prime view of the Iron Lady, here are […]

10.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations ·
First official Princess Charlotte Christening pictures published

First official Princess Charlotte Christening pictures published

(Relaxnews) – Kensington Palace has released four images to the press shot by legendary photographer Mario Testino. The images, taken immediately after the ceremony at Sandringham estate on July 5, show Princess Charlotte with her parents and elder brighter Prince George as well as a group shot featuring the Queen and Prince Phillip. Mario Testino […]

10.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, International Stars ·
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 ·
Football: Superstar Ronaldo meets near-nude clone in Tokyo

Football: Superstar Ronaldo meets near-nude clone in Tokyo

(Tokyo, Japan-AFP) – Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo came face to face with a scantily clad life-size double on Wednesday when Japanese scientists unveiled a “cyber clone” of the Portuguese pin-up. The 30-year-old, who was in Tokyo to promote an electric muscle stimulator for sculpting a washboard stomach, gave the thumbs-up to the doppelganger with […]

Omega-3 breakthrough could help fish farms: UK scientists

Omega-3 breakthrough could help fish farms: UK scientists

London (AFP)-AFP) – Omega-3 fish oils can be grown in fields using genetically modified oilseed crops, British researchers said as they released trial results this week. The discovery could, subject to further research, eventually mean the creation of a more sustainable supply of fish oil for fish farms, which need them to nurture their produce. […]

09.07.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
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 ·
Europe reacts to US ban on trans fats

Europe reacts to US ban on trans fats

(Relaxnews) – The European society of cardiology (ESC) issued a welcoming statement in response to the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent ban on trans fats on Wednesday. “The European society of cardiology welcomes FDA decision to ban industrial trans fats,” reads the statement. The FDA will phase out the use of trans fats […]

09.07.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
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 ·
Carnival gets US approval for cruises to Cuba

Carnival gets US approval for cruises to Cuba

(Miami-AFP) – Carnival Corporation, the world’s biggest travel and leisure firm, plans to launch cruises to Cuba in May, following the historic thaw between the communist nation and the United States. The US Treasury Department and Commerce Department granted the company approval for the plans, Carnival announced Tuesday, though it has yet to receive Cuban […]

08.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Kyoto named world’s best city 2015 by Travel + Leisure magazine

Kyoto named world’s best city 2015 by Travel + Leisure magazine

(Relaxnews) – For the second year in a row, Kyoto, Japan — a city that could be described as the antithesis to the bustling energy of Tokyo — has been voted the world’s best city by readers of Travel + Leisure magazine. After compiling the scores from its affluent and well-traveled readers, the American travel […]

08.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Greek crisis threatening olive oil, honey and wine supplies

Greek crisis threatening olive oil, honey and wine supplies

(Relaxnews) – You might want to savor that bottle of extra virgin Greek olive oil if the financial crisis in Greece takes a turn for the worse. Because the political fallout is now threatening to spill over to the food supply chain, reports The Independent, and disrupt the flow of beloved exports like olive oil and […]

08.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Dolce & Gabbana launches new fall makeup collection

Dolce & Gabbana launches new fall makeup collection

(Relaxnews) – Dolce & Gabbana has launched its fall makeup collection, inspired by the AW15 catwalk. The Italian fashion house has based the “#dglovesfall” beauty series around duos of pinks and reds, joined by warm, enveloping shades of brown and natural golden hues. It also features splashes of brighter and more vivid colors such as […]

08.07.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
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 ·
Dingdong, Marian expecting a baby girl

Dingdong, Marian expecting a baby girl

MANILA (Mabuhay) — DINGDONG Dantes and Marian Rivera are expecting a baby girl. This was revealed by Dantes himself on his Instagram account. He posted a photo of two pink bibs with the caption, “Pretty soon, we will have to make a decision on what she should wear first.” Few minutes later, the actor shared […]

08.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
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 ·
Barcelona struggles with rising tide of tourists

Barcelona struggles with rising tide of tourists

(Barcelona-AFP) – Tourists are vital to Barcelona’s economy, but the 27 million people who visit each year have become a headache for the new mayor as she battles to save the iconic Spanish Mediterranean port from becoming a bland theme park. “Tourists go home” is frequently found painted on the walls of buildings in the […]

07.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations ·
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 ·
What’s next for ‘Your Face Sounds Familiar’ finalist JayR

What’s next for ‘Your Face Sounds Familiar’ finalist JayR

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — He is called the country’s R&B Prince for taking Philippine R&B to the next level. After the release of an all-original album called “Elevated”, Jay-R is pushing himself even more in an industry where he can continuously evolve and transform his art. JayR says he is looking forward to being a front […]

06.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Hugo Boss promises to go fur-free as Fendi causes controversy in Paris

Hugo Boss promises to go fur-free as Fendi causes controversy in Paris

(Relaxnews) – Hugo Boss has pledged to cut fur from its collections, starting from Autumn/Winter 2016. The fashion brand has been praised by animal welfare groups for the decision to strike the controversial material from its repertoire. “Contemporary customers are part of a generation which is re-evaluating their ethical and fundamental values,” said Bernd Keller, […]

06.07.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
LJ not insecure of Mariel: Wala akong pakialam

LJ not insecure of Mariel: Wala akong pakialam

MANILA  (Mabuhay) –LJ Moreno-Alapag is elated that her morning show with Mariel Rodriguez-Padilla and Danica Sotto-Pingris, “Happy Wife, Happy Life”, is doing well on its second season and they’ve been informed that there will surely be a Season 3. “Happy ang network sa ratings namin at marami kaming commercials kaya tuloy-tuloy lang ang show,” she […]

06.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
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 ·
Pre-marriage weddingmoons trend among stressed out couples

Pre-marriage weddingmoons trend among stressed out couples

(Relaxnews) – Aunt Patricia has just separated from Uncle John, meaning you have to rearrange the seating chart. The caterer has just made local news because they sickened dozens with food poisoning. And you just can’t seem to get rid of those last five pounds for the big day. Enter the weddingmoon. Or the me-moon. […]

Eel-flavored soda to launch in Japan

Eel-flavored soda to launch in Japan

(Relaxnews) – For all those times we’ve said to ourselves, “gosh, I could really go for a tall, cold glass of eel juice,” a Japanese drinks manufacturer has gone and brewed a batch. Produced by Kimura Inryou, a drinks company based in Shizuoka Prefecture, which is famous for its unagi (eel), the drink is made […]

06.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
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 ·
‘Tabing Ilog’ remake? Kaye Abad has casting suggestions

‘Tabing Ilog’ remake? Kaye Abad has casting suggestions

If ever there would be a remake of the ‘90s series “Tabing Ilog,” Kaye Abad already knows who she wants to take on her role as Eds in the teen-oriented drama. Abad admitted she thinks Kathryn Bernardo is a perfect fit for the role because of her Filipina features. “Magagaling na rin ‘yung mga bata […]

05.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino 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 ·
Foodies could be the healthiest among us: study

Foodies could be the healthiest among us: study

(Relaxnews) – We think of those who love fine food and trying new dishes as being indulgent and even gluttonous, yet a new study suggests the opposite: Foodies weigh less and could be in better health than the less adventurous among us. Hailing from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab in the US, the research […]

05.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
New Mall of Qatar to equal the size of 50 soccer fields

New Mall of Qatar to equal the size of 50 soccer fields

(Relaxnews) – More details have emerged on a new luxury mall set to open in Doha, Qatar that will feature the biggest 3D IMAX theater in the world. Set to open its doors in 2016, Mall of Qatar will become the biggest shopping and entertainment complex in Qatar and aims to become a premier shopping […]

05.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment ·
Lancôme to release its Trésor Midnight Rose as a rich elixir

Lancôme to release its Trésor Midnight Rose as a rich elixir

(Relaxnews) – Four years after launching Trésor Midnight Rose, Lancôme is unveiling a new look for this fruity and floral scent based on the rose, the French luxury brand’s signature flower. With “Trésor Midnight Rose Elixir d’Orient,” the hidden face of the Damask rose is revealed at the heart of a fancy nectar. The fragrance […]

05.07.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Herbal medicine? St. John’s Wort could make you sick: study

Herbal medicine? St. John’s Wort could make you sick: study

(Relaxnews) – The yellow-flowering plant is commonly used as a herbal alternative to treat depression, however, new research suggests it could produce the same adverse side effects as pharmaceutical antidepressants. A research team from the University of Adelaide in Australia compared the effects of St. John’s Wort against those of fluoxetine — better known by […]

05.07.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
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 ·
Sarah G’s album reaches platinum status

Sarah G’s album reaches platinum status

MANILA, July 3 (Mabuhay) -– Sarah Geronimo’s album “Perfecly Imperfect” has reached platinum status, meaning it has sold over 15,000 copies. This was announced by executives of Viva Records after the singer-actress performed her second single from the album on “ASAP.” Geronimo said it was really her wish to inspire listeners. “Natutunan ko na hindi […]

03.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
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 ·
Mark refutes gay benefactor rumor

Mark refutes gay benefactor rumor

MARK Neumann is beaming brightly when TV5 hosted a special lunch for him at Mario’s just to announce that the ratings of “Baker King”, where he plays the title role, went higher when he started appearing last week as Tak Gu. “Nakakatuwa naman,” he says. “And when people see me in public now, Tak Gu […]

03.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
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 ·
The best burger joint in America said to be in North Carolina

The best burger joint in America said to be in North Carolina

(Relaxnews) – It’s a bold claim. But a new report from TripAdvisor claims to have found the best burger joint in the US, located in Greensboro, North Carolina. After weighing the quantity, quality and ratio of reviews on burger joints in the US over the last 18 months, TripAdvisor gave Hops Burger Bar bragging rights […]

03.07.2015 · Filled under: 4th of July, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
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 ·
Americans reveal their favorite summertime foods ahead of Fourth of July

Americans reveal their favorite summertime foods ahead of Fourth of July

(Relaxnews) – In households, backyards and parks across the US this weekend, odds are high that families will be grilling up hamburgers and hot dogs, washing it down with a tall glass of iced tea, and that ice cream trucks will be running out of cookies ‘n cream ice cream. Because according to a recent […]

03.07.2015 · Filled under: 4th of July, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Kim Chiu denies dating foreigner

Kim Chiu denies dating foreigner

MANILA, July 2 (Mabuhay) -– Actress Kim Chiu denied reports that she is currently seeing a foreigner who is not from showbiz. Chiu said in jest that she doesn’t know how she would handle herself if ever a foreigner indeed courts her. “Naku, baka nasa ospital na po ako, dumudugo na ang ilong ko. Walang […]

02.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
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 ·
Reelz buys rights to Miss USA Pageant

Reelz buys rights to Miss USA Pageant

(Relaxnews) – After being dropped by NBC, the Miss USA pageant has been picked up by Reelz. Following NBC’s decision to end its relationship with the Miss USA Pageant (and Miss Universe Pageant) after Donald Trump’s controversial comments in June, Reelz network has decided to broadcast the event. In an announcement published on July 2, […]

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 ·
Toni still adjusting to married life

Toni still adjusting to married life

Days after tying the knot with Paul Soriano, actress Toni Gonzaga said she misses living with her family and that she’s still getting used to seeing her name with a hyphen. “Parang ang weird na iba ang kasama ko sa bahay. Nakakapanibago, kasi 31 years ng buhay ko kasama ko parents ko, eh,” she said. […]

02.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
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 ·
Going vegan can lead to weight loss: study

Going vegan can lead to weight loss: study

(Relaxnews) – Sticking to a vegan diet could be one of the best ways to lose weight, according to a new study that suggests vegans lose an average of two kilograms more on the short term than individuals on other diet plans. The review analyzed the results of 12 studies about veganism with data from […]

01.07.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
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 ·
Sugary drinks may cause 184,000 global deaths a year: study

Sugary drinks may cause 184,000 global deaths a year: study

(Washington-AFP) – Sodas and other sugary drinks may cause up to 184,000 deaths a year worldwide, according to a study published Monday in the journal Circulation. Billed as a first, the report analyzed the global risks of death due to diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancers linked to the consumption of sugary drinks. Researchers estimated that […]

01.07.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Tourist captures Eiffel Tower engagement and launches search for mystery couple

Tourist captures Eiffel Tower engagement and launches search for mystery couple

(Relaxnews) – An international man — and woman — hunt has been launched for a couple who got engaged at the top of the Eiffel Tower this month. It happened on the summer solstice. As California tourist Jen Hurd Bohn stood waiting in line at the Eiffel Tower, she spotted an intimate moment unfold between a couple […]

01.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
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 ·