Landmark rulings see US Supreme Court move to the left

Landmark rulings see US Supreme Court move to the left

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

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

One justice makes big difference in US gay marriage ruling

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

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

US: Visa processing back to speed after computer glitch

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

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

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

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

30.06.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Music, Online, Science & Technology ·
Brazilian city outlaws foie gras — and renews debate

Brazilian city outlaws foie gras — and renews debate

(Relaxnews) – Brazil’s most populous city Sao Paulo has become the latest destination to deem foie gras unethical, last week passing a new law banning its sale and production — and renewing worldwide debate on the controversial duck and goose liver. While Britain, Germany, Italy and Argentina have banned the production of the French delicacy, […]

30.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Trailer released for ‘Secret in their Eyes’ featuring Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman and Chiwetel Ejiofor

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

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

30.06.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Mariel not jealous of Maria Ozawa

Mariel not jealous of Maria Ozawa

Mariel Rodriguez has no problem with Robin Padilla reportedly working soon with adult movie star Maria Ozawa. The Japanese actress recently visited the country and did radio guesting and photo shoot for a magazine. “Kasi hindi naman sila gagawa ng porn,” she quipped in an interview during a taping break for “Happy Wife, Happy Life.” […]

30.06.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
California moves closer to stricter vaccinations rules

California moves closer to stricter vaccinations rules

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

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

US gay marriage ruling unleashes debate in Russia

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

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

Japan may consider South China Sea patrols: AFP

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

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

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

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

30.06.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Mikael Daez: No deadline for settling down

Mikael Daez: No deadline for settling down

Kapuso actor Mikael Daez is still taking his sweet time before he settles down. When he first entered showbiz, Mikael talked about wanting to get married at 25. Now that he’s 27 years old, he says he has no plans of leaving his bachelor days behind. “Siyempre things change at kailangan marunong ka mag-adjust. Kasi […]

30.06.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Could a glass of New Zealand blackcurrant juice keep your brain healthy?

Could a glass of New Zealand blackcurrant juice keep your brain healthy?

(Relaxnews) – A new study has shown that a variety of New Zealand blackcurrant called ‘Blackadder’ has qualities that can regulate the concentration of serotonin and dopamine in the brain. It could thus be used to fight against Parkinson’s, stress, anxiety and even depression. To keep up with the trend in functional foods, the pharmaceutical […]

29.06.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
PHL hits back at China: It’s not our fault that other countries support us

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

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

29.06.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Zsa Zsa wants to marry boyfriend Conrad

Zsa Zsa wants to marry boyfriend Conrad

Singer Zsa Zsa Padilla admitted that she is still looking forward to marrying her boyfriend, architect Conrad Onglao. “He wants [to get married]. Yeah, I would want that also,” she said. Padilla, who already received a “promise ring” from Onglao, shared that she is already living with the architect and his children from his previous […]

29.06.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Obama warns racist legacy still haunts US

Obama warns racist legacy still haunts US

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

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

New York Conference promotes PHL as premier investment destination

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

China’s Great Wall is disappearing: report

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

29.06.2015 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations ·
The sensual addiction of YSL’s Black Opium now in an eau de toilette

The sensual addiction of YSL’s Black Opium now in an eau de toilette

(Relaxnews) – Nearly a year after the release of Black Opium, the luxury brand is reimagining its most addictive fragrance as an eau de toilette. Black Opium Eau de Toilette will be available for purchase starting August 24. For this new blend, Yves Saint Laurent Beauté has selected a blend of tart blackcurrant and pear […]

29.06.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
‘Downton Abbey’ costume tour rolls on in North America

‘Downton Abbey’ costume tour rolls on in North America

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

Disney bans selfie sticks over safety fears

Disney bans selfie sticks over safety fears

(Miami, United States-AFP) – Disney on Friday became the latest major tourism operator to ban selfie sticks as part of a growing backlash against the extendable devices. The ban covers Disney theme parks in the United States, Paris and Hong Kong. “We strive to provide a great experience for the entire family, and unfortunately selfie […]

26.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Apple introduces App Store feature dedicated to LGBT community

Apple introduces App Store feature dedicated to LGBT community

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

26.06.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Nike unveils Wimbledon whites

Nike unveils Wimbledon whites

(Relaxnews) – The key player in tenniswear has revealed some of the 2015 kits for the Wimbledon stars that comply with the British tournament’s all-white rule. We’re giving you a sneak preview before the June 29 start date that will unleash two weeks of ferocious competition until the final championship on July 12. In 1963, […]

26.06.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Sports & Recreation ·
Republican 2016 hopefuls reject white supremacist donations

Republican 2016 hopefuls reject white supremacist donations

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

26.06.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Football: UAE rubber-stamped as Asian Cup hosts

Football: UAE rubber-stamped as Asian Cup hosts

(Kuala Lumpur-AFP) – The United Arab Emirates were rubber-stamped as hosts for the expanded Asian Cup in 2019 after signing an official agreement with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). The UAE previously held the event in 1996 but they will be the first to host 24 teams, up from the 16 who competed in Australia […]

26.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Stage production of Harry Potter to open in London next year

Stage production of Harry Potter to open in London next year

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

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

EU lifts safety ban on all Philippine airlines

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

26.06.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Male birth control pill could one day follow fertilization discovery

Male birth control pill could one day follow fertilization discovery

(Relaxnews) – A groundbreaking discovery in reproductive research has mapped out the molecular events that occur upon conception that could be key in creating a male birth control pill. “This report expands our fundamental understanding of the molecular architecture at the site of sperm-egg fusion,” says lead author John Herr of the University of Virginia. […]

26.06.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Fans go wild for new One Direction fragrance commercial

Fans go wild for new One Direction fragrance commercial

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

A one-of-a-kind Ferrari California T at Goodwood

A one-of-a-kind Ferrari California T at Goodwood

(Relaxnews) – At the Festival of Speed in Goodwood, England, Ferrari is presenting a one-of-a-kind California T customized by the company’s bespoke division, Tailor Made. This highly-personalized right-hand drive Ferrari California T sports a Bianco Italia three-layer exterior paint job with a double-asymmetric stripe in Blu Hellen, along with 20-inch forged wheels painted in Blu Hellen […]

25.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Rumor resurfaces for Ben Affleck-directed ‘The Batman’

Rumor resurfaces for Ben Affleck-directed ‘The Batman’

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

25.06.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
A look back at the career of Isabeli Fontana, new face of La Perla and L’Oréal Paris

A look back at the career of Isabeli Fontana, new face of La Perla and L’Oréal Paris

(Relaxnews) – At nearly 32 years old, the Brazilian supermodel looks set to become a household name, joining the prestigious team of L’Oréal Paris brand ambassadors, guaranteeing herself prime visibility in the world of beauty, as well as starring alongside Natasha Poly and Liu Wen in the Fall/Winter campaign of Italian lingerie label La Perla, […]

25.06.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars, Lifestyle ·
UNESCO and Comité Colbert rally the public to respect creativity

UNESCO and Comité Colbert rally the public to respect creativity

(Relaxnews) – Within the framework of its efforts to fight against counterfeit goods, the Comité Colbert, an association that promotes “the concept of luxury” and unites several luxury brands and cultural institutions, is partnering with UNESCO to launch a new billboard campaign. Its goal is to educate the public on the necessity of promoting creativity […]

25.06.2015 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
K-pop sensation Wonder Girls reunite for comeback

K-pop sensation Wonder Girls reunite for comeback

(Relaxnews) – One of K-pop’s most successful crossover bands Wonder Girls is staging a comeback, this time with one less member. After a three-year hiatus, record label JYP Entertainment said the group have already filmed a new music video to promote their new album, reports Billboard. The group lost lead vocalist Sunye, who married her […]

25.06.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
Binay calls Aquino govt ‘a failure, callous’

Binay calls Aquino govt ‘a failure, callous’

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Saying that the Aquino administration has become a failure and callous, Vice President Jejomar Binay on Wednesday said he was working for a better government and dared President Benigno Aquino III’s allies to face him in the 2016 elections instead of vilifying him and his family. In a speech just two days […]

25.06.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Red Cross opens evacuation center in response to Calgrove Fire

Red Cross opens evacuation center in response to Calgrove Fire

Red Cross workers ask residents to listen to local authorities and to be prepared to evacuate at a moment’s notice SANTA CLARITA, CA (June 25, 2015 – 1630) — Local American Red Cross disaster volunteers are responding to the Calgrove Fire near Interstate 5 in Santa Clarita. The team of Red Cross volunteers have opened […]

25.06.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Local News, Services ·
New survey: Firms losing business opportunities by not engaging Asian, Pacific Islander workers

New survey: Firms losing business opportunities by not engaging Asian, Pacific Islander workers

Survey finds that despite improvements, companies should do more to engage APAs by involving employees in strategic decisions and offering more growth opportunities. NEW YORK – Asia Society today issued the 2015 Asian Pacific Americans Corporate Survey at the Diversity Leadership Forum in New York. The study, now in its sixth year, surveys employees from Fortune 500-level companies […]

25.06.2015 · Filled under: Asian News, Services ·
Spider-Man chosen: Tom Holland to star

Spider-Man chosen: Tom Holland to star

(Relaxnews) – Tom Holland of 2012 action thriller “The Impossible” will portray the famous web slinger as Sony and Marvel continue on with “Spider-Man” franchise reboot plans. Having co-starred in “The Impossible” with Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor, the young Brit went on to appear in 2013 dramas “How I Live Now” and “Locke” opposite […]

24.06.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
At 25, Taylor Swift proves extraordinary force

At 25, Taylor Swift proves extraordinary force

(New York-AFP) – Taylor Swift may be best known for bubble-gum pop anthems loved by teenage girls, but at 25 she has shown herself to be a formidable force in the business world, as Apple found out. Apple, a $750 billion tech leader that is rarely described as laid-back in its commercial strategies, quickly did […]

Actors Matt Bomer, Chen Kun and Dan Stevens star in the new Armani campaign

Actors Matt Bomer, Chen Kun and Dan Stevens star in the new Armani campaign

(Relaxnews) – The Italian luxury brand has turned to three famous international actors, photographed by John Balsom in New York, to bring to life its Made to Measure luxury division. Once again this season, the “Made to Measure” campaign highlights the link between the Girorgio Armani brand and show business, specifically the world of television. […]

Film composer James Horner of “Titanic” fame dies in plane crash

Film composer James Horner of “Titanic” fame dies in plane crash

(Relaxnews) – Prolific film composer James Horner, whose work spans “Titanic,” “Avatar” and “A Beautiful Mind” died in a plane crash Monday. The two-time Oscar winner died in a two-seater single-engine plane crash near Santa Barbara. The trained pilot was alone in the plane. He was 61. Horner had an illustrious career, marked by hits […]

24.06.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
Fifty Shades of Grey sequel sells 1.1 million copies days after release

Fifty Shades of Grey sequel sells 1.1 million copies days after release

(Relaxnews) – Within days of being published, E.L. James’ hotly anticipated sequel, “Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey As Told by Christian” has sold more than 1.1 million copies in paperback, digital and audio form. In a statement to “The New York Daily News,” publisher Vintage Anchor said it’s ordered third, fourth and fifth printings of the […]

24.06.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Extreme thrills, exotic animals and extraordinary performers

Extreme thrills, exotic animals and extraordinary performers

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Circus XTREME; Coming to the southland from July 9 – Aug 2 Prepare to be astonished and amazed by some of the coolest acts ever as Ringling Bros. goes to new extremes with the all-new energetic circus production, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus XTREME.  Guided […]

24.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Happenings, International Stars ·
US issuing visas again, but warns of backlog

US issuing visas again, but warns of backlog

Washington, United States (AFP) Tuesday 6/23/2015 – The United States has begun to fix a hardware problem that crashed its visa processing system, issuing 45,000 permits in the past day as it works through a big backlog. Some 33 embassies and consulates representing 66 percent of normal capacity were now back online including Beijing, one […]

23.06.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Aquino endorses TESDA chief for ‘bigger responsibility’ in govt

Aquino endorses TESDA chief for ‘bigger responsibility’ in govt

MANILA, June 23 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday heaped praises on Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) chief Joel Villanueva, saying he said should have a “bigger responsibility” in government. In a speech during TESDA graduation rites in Pasay, Aquino said officials like Villanueva, whose name is being floated as a […]

23.06.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Obama golfs in drought-stricken California desert

Obama golfs in drought-stricken California desert

Rancho Mirage, United States (AFP)   – US President Barack Obama played golf near the desert city of Palm Springs, California Saturday, shrugging off criticism that ambling around thirsty, lush greens was unseemly during a historic drought. Obama is slated to play two courses at the weekend, Sunnylands and Porcupine Creek, a father’s day weekend […]

23.06.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Daniel Padilla attributes success to best people in showbiz

Daniel Padilla attributes success to best people in showbiz

MANILA (Mabuhay) – ASIDE from his legion of supporters, Daniel Padilla attributes his showbiz success to colleagues who work with him behind the camera. The 20-year-old Padilla said he is blessed to be surrounded by the best people in the industry, saying they push him to do better. “Ako feeling ko blessed lang ako sa […]

23.06.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
New Canadian citizenship rules now in effect

New Canadian citizenship rules now in effect

By the time subscribers read this article the laws pertaining to Canadian Citizenship will have changed. While the Canadian government has hinted long ago of changes to key components of Canadian Citizenship eligibility, the exact time of implementation was unknown. The timing of the changes was crucial for many as new rules will no doubt […]

23.06.2015 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
Yoga event draws thousands, including UN chief, to NY’s Times Square

Yoga event draws thousands, including UN chief, to NY’s Times Square

(New York-AFP) – Thousands of people laid out their mats and stretched into yoga exercises in New York’s Times Square Sunday, including the Secretary General of the United Nations, to celebrate the first International Day of Yoga. UN chief Ban Ki-moon, dressed in white, joined the yoga gathering late in the morning in one of […]

22.06.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Bright colors set the tone at MakeUp in Paris

Bright colors set the tone at MakeUp in Paris

(Relaxnews) – The beauty industry is turning its attention to Paris this week as the trade show MakeUp In Paris opens in the French capital. It is the show’s second edition this year, having opened in Seoul in April. It will head to New York and Sao Paulo later in 2015. The trend in Paris […]

22.06.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Christopher impressed by Heart’s ‘maturity’

Christopher impressed by Heart’s ‘maturity’

ONE of the promising new shows on GMA7 that will air soon is “Beautiful Strangers” starring Heart Evangelista, Lovi Poe, Rocco Nacino, Benjamin Alves, and balik-Kapuso actor Christopher de Leon, directed by Albert Langitan. Heart is happy to be reunited with her Tito Boyet, who says he is so impressed by Heart’s maturity as an […]

22.06.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
Ferrari, Porsche, Alpine and Bugatti models on the block at the Artcurial auction in Paris

Ferrari, Porsche, Alpine and Bugatti models on the block at the Artcurial auction in Paris

(Relaxnews) – On June 22, in Paris, Artcurial Motorcars will present the latest edition of its classic “Automobiles sur les Champs” (“Automobiles on the Champs (Elysées)”) and bring together 72 collector cars as well as a selection of automobilia. Among the most eagerly anticipated vehicles in this sale is a 1962 Maserati 3500 GTI Coupé […]

22.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Photos ·
Apple reverses payment policy following Taylor Swift criticism

Apple reverses payment policy following Taylor Swift criticism

(Relaxnews) – Just hours after musician Taylor Swift spoke out against Apple for withholding royalties to artists during its three-month free-trial period, the tech giant backed down and has announced they will be reversing their initial position. On Sunday, Swift released a letter penned to Apple calling their initial policy “shocking” and “disappointing.” She also […]

Clinton backs stiffer gun laws after US church bloodbath

Clinton backs stiffer gun laws after US church bloodbath

San Francisco, United States (AFP)  – Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton issued an impassioned call for gun control Saturday following a “senseless” church massacre that left nine dead and reignited debate about the right to bear arms. In a speech to US mayors in San Francisco, the former first lady said the time has come […]

22.06.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
PHL to argue China sea case at Hague next month

PHL to argue China sea case at Hague next month

Manila, Philippines (AFP)   – The Philippines will argue its case against China’s claim over most of the disputed South China Sea at The Hague next month, the foreign department said Monday. The Netherlands-based UN court is scheduled to conduct a hearing from July 7 on a case lodged by the Philippines in 2013 which […]

22.06.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Torre de Manila construction stopped

Torre de Manila construction stopped

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – THE Supreme Court has issued a restraining order against the construction of the 46-story Torre de Manila. Petitioner Knights of Rizal said the construction mars the view of the Rizal Monument in Luneta. In its petition, they said when Torre de Manila reaches the full height of 46 floors by the target […]

22.06.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Congressional Gold Medal Sought for Filipino WWII Vets

Congressional Gold Medal Sought for Filipino WWII Vets

By Nimfa U. Rueda LOS ANGELES— Legislators Thursday introduced a bill seeking to award a Congressional Gold Medal to Filipino and Filipino-American soldiers who fought during World War II. “Filipino veterans fought bravely alongside American forces during World War II, and our recognition of their service and sacrifice is long overdue,” said Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI). Gabbard and […]

19.06.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Michelle Obama champions $200-M plan for girls’ education

Michelle Obama champions $200-M plan for girls’ education

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  – US First Lady Michelle Obama announced plans for $200 million (177 million euros) in programs to promote girls’ education worldwide on Tuesday as she visited a London school at the start of a European tour. “I’m here because girls like you impress me and inspire me,” Obama told […]

19.06.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Google launches digital Ramadan assistant

Google launches digital Ramadan assistant

(Relaxnews) – Google has launched a Ramadan companion site created to help Muslim users organize their fasts — and feasts. Launched in time with the start of Ramadan, when one billion Muslims begin a month-long fast that breaks daily at sundown, ‘My Ramadan Companion’ serves as a digital assistant and features everything from Iftar recipes […]

Asian cities half of top 10 costliest expat destinations: survey

Asian cities half of top 10 costliest expat destinations: survey

(Hong Kong-AFP) – Asia has become one of the most expensive regions for people working abroad, according to a new survey, with its major cities accounting for half of the top 10 costliest expat destinations. Hong Kong climbed one place from last year to become the world’s second most expensive place for expats, Mercer said […]

19.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Choosing your own diet to lose weight is no guarantee of success

Choosing your own diet to lose weight is no guarantee of success

(Relaxnews) – Is it better to choose your own diet when you’re looking to lose weight? Not necessarily, according to American researchers who led an experiment on the subject. First of all, the best diet is the one you can maintain meticulously and not the one that you choose. Using the opposite hypothesis, that the […]

19.06.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Dove men takes care of dads this Father’s Day with new campaign

Dove men takes care of dads this Father’s Day with new campaign

(Relaxnews) – Dove is known for its campaigns featuring “real women”, but now the personal care brand has turned its attention to dads. Dove Men+Care has launched “First Fatherhood Moments,” a new social media and advertising campaign in the North America celebrating “the emotion, strength and happiness” that men express upon learning they are going […]

19.06.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Philippines tests health app for remote islands

Philippines tests health app for remote islands

(Manila-AFP) – The Philippines is testing an app that will speed up delivery of health services to hundreds of remote island communities, the science department said Thursday. Using the app, designed for tablets using Google’s Android operating system, the health officer of a remote town can upload medical records and clinical information on a patient, […]

11 HS grads to receive PHILSELA scholarships

11 HS grads to receive PHILSELA scholarships

CERRITOS – The Philippine Society of Southeast Los Angeles (PHILSELA) will present scholarship awards to 11 high school graduates during its annual Scholarship Awards Dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, at the Washington Room of Liberty Park in Cerritos. The scholars this year are from ABC Unified District High Schools: Artesia, Cerritos and Ghar and […]

18.06.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
US to put woman on new $10 bill

US to put woman on new $10 bill

(Washington-AFP) – The US will put the image of a woman on an American banknote for the first time in over a century, breaking the lock that white male political heroes have on the greenback. The US Treasury announced Thursday that a yet-unchosen woman, likely “a champion for our inclusive democracy,” will feature on the […]

18.06.2015 · Filled under: Home & Garden, U.S. News ·
Calendar of men’s fashion shows in Milan

Calendar of men’s fashion shows in Milan

(Relaxnews) – After London, and just before Paris, men’s fashion week has a layover in another fashion capital: Milan, from June 19 to 23. The action kicks off with a show by Dirk Bikkembergs, and the Milanese chapter of the tour will end with a show by Stella Jean. Here is the full calendar for […]

18.06.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
Jeb Bush: ‘I will run to win’

Jeb Bush: ‘I will run to win’

By Diego Urdaneta Miami, United States (AFP)   – Jeb Bush jumped headlong into the presidential race Monday, insisting “America deserves better” after eight years of Barack Obama, as the Republican seeks to win over voters skeptical of his political pedigree. Following a six-month pre-candidacy exploration, Bush made his formal announcement at Miami Dade College, […]

18.06.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Hanoi, Vietnam most affordable travel destination this summer: TripAdvisor

Hanoi, Vietnam most affordable travel destination this summer: TripAdvisor

(Relaxnews) – Looking for a summer vacation that won’t break the break? Consider Hanoi, Vietnam, which came out on top as the most affordable international destination in TripAdvisor’s annual TripIndex report. Created to help travelers plan and budget their summer holiday, the TripIndex looks at the average cost of a three-night trip in 60 key […]

17.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Younger fathers are paternity leave trendsetters

Younger fathers are paternity leave trendsetters

(Relaxnews) – Over 50% of US men under 34 are taking an extended break from work to care for their babies. According to a survey from insurance company The Hartford, 31% of Millennial dads said that both they and their partner took more than two weeks off work after a baby was born while 21% […]

17.06.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
MILF means business by handing over weapons, fighters — Iqbal

MILF means business by handing over weapons, fighters — Iqbal

SULTAN KUDARAT  (Mabuhay) — The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)’s handing over of its weapons and fighters to an independent panel shows the group’s sincerity to the peace process, chief peace negotiator Mohagher Iqbal said Tuesday. “This is a symbolism that sends a strong signal that the MILF means business,” Iqbal told reporters before the […]

17.06.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
WCOPA Team Philippines: Preserving the good name of the Filipino artist worldwide

WCOPA Team Philippines: Preserving the good name of the Filipino artist worldwide

Time and again, the Philippines have dominated the world stage as numerous Filipinos rake in top awards in various talent searches across the globe. Currently the reputation is such that if you are Filipino , people from different nations and the international community expect you to have an incredible talent. More often than not, their […]

17.06.2015 · Filled under: Asian News, Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Rhian gives closet lesbians courage to come out

Rhian gives closet lesbians courage to come out

Rhian Ramos was surprised when she got tweets from real life lesbians telling her that because of her ground-breaking soap, “The Rich Man’s Daughter”, they were able to muster enough courage to come out, open up themselves and reveal their real sexual preference to their family and friends. “Since we started airing on May 11, […]

16.06.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Aquino: Decommissioning proves peace pact not a gamble

Aquino: Decommissioning proves peace pact not a gamble

MANILA, June 16 (Mabuhay) – Laying down their arms even before the Bangsamoro Basic Law is approved and enacted proves that the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is sincere in its dealings with the Philippine government. That was the gist of President Benigno Aquino III’s speech on Tuesday as 145 MILF members voluntarily underwent the […]

16.06.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
‘Extraordinary Tales’ to get Halloween release

‘Extraordinary Tales’ to get Halloween release

(Relaxnews) – A new animated feature and one of the last films to star the recently deceased icon of horror, Sir Christopher Lee, is heading for US cinemas this October. An anthology of five suitably dark Edgar Allen Poe stories, the animated feature is directed and adapted for the screen by Raul Garcia, whose work […]

16.06.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
lokai launches bracelet to benefit World Wildlife Fund

lokai launches bracelet to benefit World Wildlife Fund

(Relaxnews) – Global lifestyle brand lokai launched Monday a new bracelet called ‘wildlokai’ to support the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). For every ‘wildlokai’ bracelet sold from June 15 through July 28, lokai will donate one dollar to the charity, with a minimum contribution of $250,000, according to a press release. The unisex bracelets are designed […]

16.06.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Environment, Hollywood Stars ·
Travel to the heart of Andalusia with Sisley’s Soir d’Orient

Travel to the heart of Andalusia with Sisley’s Soir d’Orient

(Relaxnews) – Sisley has unveiled its latest fragrance, Soir d’Orient (“Oriental Night”) which is directly inspired by the warmth and mystery of Andalusia, a Southern region of Spain where the culture was fundamentally influenced by the Arabs who ruled the land for over 500 years. It is available for purchase from the company’s UK e-shop. […]

16.06.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Chocolate may be good for your heart, study suggests

Chocolate may be good for your heart, study suggests

 (AFP)-AFP) – New research has added to tentative evidence that eating chocolate in modest quantities may be good for the heart, its investigators said on Tuesday. Scientists in Britain looked at data from nearly 21,000 people who filled out questionnaires about their lifestyle, and had their health monitored for more than 11 years. Their average […]

16.06.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Trans fat is not safe and must be removed from food: US

Trans fat is not safe and must be removed from food: US

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Partially hydrogenated oils, known as trans fats, are not safe to eat and must be removed from the food supply in the next three years, US regulators said Tuesday. The announcement by the US Food and Drug Administration finalized the agency’s proposed ban on artificial trans fats in 2013, and described partially hydrogenated […]

16.06.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
PHL design, textiles and fashion take centerstage at Embassy’s National Day Gala Evening

PHL design, textiles and fashion take centerstage at Embassy’s National Day Gala Evening

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – “A Gala Evening Celebrating Philippine Design, Textile and Fashion” was a huge success, drawing a diverse crowd of US government officials, members of the Washington diplomatic corps, members of the Filipino-American community, and the general public, and shining light on the fabric and designs that make the Philippines unique. On the eve of […]

16.06.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Michelle Obama gets more personal

Michelle Obama gets more personal

By Jérôme Cartillier Washington, United States (AFP)  – Stung by criticism over what she said during her husband’s first run for the presidency, Michelle Obama was measured in sharing her views when she entered the White House in 2009. But now America’s first lady is developing a more personal and outspoken tone as the president’s […]

16.06.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Katy Perry teases fans with Moschino campaign pictures

Katy Perry teases fans with Moschino campaign pictures

(Relaxnews) – Katy Perry has been tweeting up a storm by releasing the hot new images from her Moschino Autumn/Winter 2015/16 campaign on her account. The US popstar has taken to social media to tease fans with six new visuals, which see her rocking a punked-up look for the Italian fashion house. Styled by Moschino’s […]

Motor racing: ‘McDreamy’ Dempsey takes Le Mans starring role

Motor racing: ‘McDreamy’ Dempsey takes Le Mans starring role

(Le Mans, France-AFP) – American actor Patrick Dempsey is making a real fist of his other profession: motor racing. For the fourth time in his career, Dempsey will appear in the Le Mans 24 Hours Race in his Porsche this weekend. His passion is gradually becoming an obsession. He’s certainly proven himself on screen, featuring […]

Mediterranean diet at risk as globalisation bites

Mediterranean diet at risk as globalisation bites

(Rome, Italy-AFP) – Eating a MEDITERRANEAN DIET has long been a byword for healthy living, but the very people who coined it are straying from sun-kissed fruits and legumes and their waistlines are paying the price. The region is undergoing a “nutrition transition” from traditional, sustainable foods towards more meat and dairy products, a new report by […]

16.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Health & Fitness ·
‘Jurassic World’ eats box office alive to set record

‘Jurassic World’ eats box office alive to set record

AFP  – The fearsome “Jurassic Park” dinosaurs have done it again, gobbling up the competition to score the biggest worldwide box office opening weekend ever with the latest franchise. Action-packed “Jurassic World,” featuring a new and particularly lethal hybrid dino, raked in a whopping $511 million globally in its debut at cinemas, according to box […]

16.06.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Pizza Hut’s hot dog pizza is coming to US

Pizza Hut’s hot dog pizza is coming to US

(Relaxnews) – After jealously watching their Canadian, British and South Korean counterparts tuck into a hybrid hot dog pizza creation before them, Americans are finally getting their own version from Pizza Hut this summer. This week the chain put the rumors to rest and confirmed in a tweet that the Hot Dog Bites Pizza will […]

15.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Burberry Prorsum previews Womenswear collection at London Collections: Men

Burberry Prorsum previews Womenswear collection at London Collections: Men

(Relaxnews) – Burberry Prorsum bucked the trend at London Collections: Men Monday, by sending women down the catwalk. The British fashion house showcased highlights from its Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016 Pre-Collection on the runway as part of the Spring/Summer 2016 Menswear show — the first time that women’s looks have been included in the brand’s menswear […]

15.06.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac to star in romance ‘The Promise’

Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac to star in romance ‘The Promise’

(Relaxnews) – Historical romance movie “The Promise,” directed by Terry George, who led “Hotel Rwanda,” is to star Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac amidst a backdrop of Portugal and the Canary Islands, to where the cast and crew will take in the fall when filming begins. “Black Swan” producer Mike Medavoy is working with “X-Men” […]

15.06.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Angel Locsin not keen on entering politics

Angel Locsin not keen on entering politics

ACTRESS Angel Locsin said she does not see herself as a politician even as her boyfriend, television host-actor Luis Manzano, is already contemplating seeking public office next year. Locsin said she prefers to help people in other ways. “Hindi ko kasi nakikita yung sarili ko sa pulitika. Pakiramdam ko, mas magpa-function ako na nagpa-follow kaysa […]

15.06.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Aquino lauds Mar Roxas in Independence Day speech

Aquino lauds Mar Roxas in Independence Day speech

STA. BARBARA, Iloilo   (Mabuhay) – A day after dashing Vice President Jejomar Binay’s hopes of receiving his endorsement, President Benigno Aquino III on Friday extolled Interior Secretary Mar Roxas in his Independence Day speech here. “Kapag inatasan natin ang isang Mar Roxas na mamuno sa isang programa, asahan niyong magtatagumpay ito,” Aquino said. The […]

15.06.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
S. Korea reports 15th MERS death, seven new cases

S. Korea reports 15th MERS death, seven new cases

By Jung Ha-Won Seoul, South Korea (AFP)  – South Korea Sunday reported its 15th death from the MERS virus as the growing outbreak that has now infected 145 forced one of the nation’s biggest hospitals to suspend most services. The latest fatality from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome was a 62-year-old man who died Sunday afternoon […]

15.06.2015 · Filled under: Asian News ·
Bill Clinton: Hillary the ‘rock’ of the family

Bill Clinton: Hillary the ‘rock’ of the family

Washington, United States (AFP)  – Bill Clinton said in an interview aired Sunday that he admires his wife Hillary as she makes her second run for the White House, defending her integrity in the face of attacks. On Saturday, Clinton held the first major rally of her campaign to become America’s first woman president, on […]

15.06.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Asia Society Awards 2015 best employers for Asian Pacific American talent

Asia Society Awards 2015 best employers for Asian Pacific American talent

Goldman Sachs wins “Overall Best Employer for Asian Pacific Americans” for the third consecutive year, while AT&T and IBM win in new categories. NEW YORK – Asia Society has announced the winners of the 2015 Best Asian Pacific American Employer Awards. Now in their sixth year, the awards honor employers at the forefront of promoting […]

15.06.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Rare Imelda photos in coffee table book

Rare Imelda photos in coffee table book

LOS ANGELES – A coffee table book that shows Imelda Romualdez Marcos beyond the public eye through old, mostly unpublished photographs taken by veteran news photographer Emmanuel “Jolly” Riofrir will be formally launched on Saturday, June 13, during the Tacloban town fiesta celebration at the UFCW hall at 8530 Stanton Ave., Buena Park, CA 90622. […]

12.06.2015 · Filled under: Books, Filipino Stars, Local News ·
Unboxing love with Kris Aquino and LBC

Unboxing love with Kris Aquino and LBC

The Queen of All Media started delivering the ‘padama’ when LBC surprised media by  sending ‘padala’ to celebrate her launch as their first celebrity brand endorser Manila, Philippines – In an event titled From LBC to the World, With Love, Kris Aquino was recently launched as the first celebrity brand endorser of LBC Express, Inc., […]

12.06.2015 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Services ·
4TH Annual PTE-Hope, Inc. Multicultural Festival

4TH Annual PTE-Hope, Inc. Multicultural Festival

BY MARISSA ACIERTO l SCCPRESS.COM SAN DIEGO – On May 23rd, 2015 the 4th Annual Pagasa-Tumainisha-Esperanza-Hope, Inc. (PTE-HOPE, Inc.) Multicultural Festival was held at the Bonita – Sunnyside Branch, San Diego County Library, 4375 Bonita Road. The organization was sponsored by the County of San Diego Board of Supervisor; Supervisor Greg Cox; Supervisor Dave Roberts; San […]

12.06.2015 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Cray wins 100m as Fil-Ams dominate

Cray wins 100m as Fil-Ams dominate

By Stefanus Ian Singapore, Singapore (AFP)  – Texas-based Eric Cray swept to 100m victory at the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games on Tuesday as he led a Filipino-American assault on the athletics competition. Cray, who will represent the Philippines at next year’s Olympics in the 400m hurdles, switched to 100m but easily won with a personal best of 10.25sec. The Philippines’ […]

11.06.2015 · Filled under: Asian News, Sports & Recreation ·
Jaguar Land Rover takes ‘hole’ new approach to autonomous driving

Jaguar Land Rover takes ‘hole’ new approach to autonomous driving

(Relaxnews) – Jaguar Land Rover is developing a new system that will enable its cars to spot and avoid potholes, drains, degraded stretches of road surface and even loose manhole covers, while simultaneously alerting other drivers in the area. The Range Rover Evoque and the Land Rover Discovery Sport already boast a feature called MagneRide […]

11.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Online, Videos ·
Pantsuit tee, anyone? 2016 campaigns hawk more than buttons

Pantsuit tee, anyone? 2016 campaigns hawk more than buttons

(Washington-AFP) – The 2016 race has boiled down to Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton versus Republican rebel Rand Paul — in the battle for best and quirkiest campaign merchandise, that is. The White House contest remains anyone’s guess, but 17 months ahead of the election, Clinton and Paul are winning the swag stakes, merging Americans’ zen […]

11.06.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars, U.S. News ·
Chris Hemsworth cast in “Ghostbusters” Entertainment – Cinema

Chris Hemsworth cast in “Ghostbusters” Entertainment – Cinema

(Relaxnews) – Chris Hemsworth has been signed up to star in the new “Ghostbusters” movie. The Australian actor will join a stellar cast including Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon on set, Variety reports. Hemsworth, who is known for his work in action adventure epics such as “Thor”, is set to play the role […]

11.06.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Vegan Ben & Jerry’s ice cream is in the pipeline

Vegan Ben & Jerry’s ice cream is in the pipeline

(Relaxnews) – Iconic ice cream company Ben & Jerry’s is set to release its first vegan version of the sweet treat. Co-founder Jerry Greenfield broke the news in an interview with Metro, confirming that the brand is working on a dairy-free ice cream suitable for lactose intolerant or vegan customers. It is likely that coconut […]

11.06.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
US experts urge approval of another new cholesterol drug

US experts urge approval of another new cholesterol drug

(Gaithersburg, United States-AFP) – US experts urged regulators Wednesday to approve a second new anti-cholesterol drug, a day after recommending they bring to market the first in a new class of medications to lower the risk of heart attack. The advisory panel to the US Food and Drug Administration voted 11-4 that the benefits of Amgen’s […]

11.06.2015 · Filled under: News ·
Carrie Underwood comes out on top at the 2015 CMT Awards

Carrie Underwood comes out on top at the 2015 CMT Awards

(Relaxnews) – Country singer Carrie Underwood cleaned up at the CMT Awards on Wednesday night. The musician scooped up three prizes in total, including “Female video of the year” and “Video of the year” for her hit “Something in the Water”. She also took home the gong for “Collaborative video of the year” for her […]

11.06.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Cristiano Ronaldo documentary in the making

Cristiano Ronaldo documentary in the making

(Relaxnews) – Star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is set to be the subject of an upcoming documentary feature film. Titled “Ronaldo,” the film is in post-production, having been directed by BAFTA-winning Anthony Wonke, famous for his work on “The Tower: A Tale of Two Cities.” The Real Madrid player broke the news Wednesday on his Twitter […]

11.06.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
Chanel releases the full Jean-Paul Goude campaign for Chance

Chanel releases the full Jean-Paul Goude campaign for Chance

(Relaxnews) – After releasing a teaser on June 8, the French luxury brand has unveiled the full version of its “Chance” campaign, shot by renowned director and photographer Jean-Paul Goude. For its newest advertising campaign promoting the Chance Eau Vive fragrance, Chanel placed its trust in an expert in the field, Jean-Paul Goude, who chose […]

10.06.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Film, International Stars, Online, Videos ·
Katy Perry is face of Moschino

Katy Perry is face of Moschino

(Relaxnews) – Pop star Katy Perry features in a new campaign image for the Italian brand Moschino. The singer posted the image to her Instagram account on Wednesday with the caption “THE FACE OF MOSCHINO.” In the photo, she’s seen wearing a gold quilted bra top, denim patchwork jacket, snug black skirt and oversize gold accessories, all […]

10.06.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars, Music, Online ·
2015 is a good year to fly for travelers on a budget: report

2015 is a good year to fly for travelers on a budget: report

(Relaxnews) – Good news travelers: According to a new report, air fares at top destinations around the world are predicted to continue dropping throughout the remainder of the year. In a joint report prepared by Expedia and the Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC), number crunchers combed through the stats to come up with a few general […]

10.06.2015 · Filled under: News ·
Paris to be transformed into white-themed outdoor picnic

Paris to be transformed into white-themed outdoor picnic

(Relaxnews) – On Thursday night, thousands of elegantly dressed Parisians clad head to toe in white will transform an iconic site in the City of Light into an outdoor pop-up restaurant. This year marks the 27th edition of Diner en Blanc, a phenomenon in which about 10,000 diners dressed in their gleaming white Sunday best, […]

Toni reveals venue of wedding with Direk Paul

Toni reveals venue of wedding with Direk Paul

Although she has been mum about the details of her upcoming wedding with director Paul Soriano, Toni Gonzaga revealed in a magazine interview where they are planning to tie the knot. Citing the TV host’s interview in the June issue of Metro Weddings magazine, entertainment site Push reported that Gonzaga and Soriano will get married […]

10.06.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
White House press room evacuated during briefing

White House press room evacuated during briefing

Washington, United States (AFP)   – The White House press room was briefly evacuated Tuesday after police received a telephoned bomb threat, interrupting the daily briefing, but no device was found. Secret Service agents entered the room, a short distance from the Oval Office, and stopped the news conference. White House press secretary Josh Earnest […]

10.06.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Why Aquino won’t make endorsements in August

Why Aquino won’t make endorsements in August

MANILA (Mabuhay) – There’s a reason why President Aquino will announce his choice for Liberal Party standard-bearer next month right after the State of the Nation Address. Sen. Franklin Drilon said Aquino will likely make the announcement in July because of a Chinese belief that one should watch out for bad luck during August or […]

10.06.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Mapa High School U.S.A. & Canada alumni association to hold grand reunion in Costa Rica June 22- 29

Mapa High School U.S.A. & Canada alumni association to hold grand reunion in Costa Rica June 22- 29

It’s now all systems go for the grand reunion of the officers and members of the Mapa High School Alumni Association of United States and Canada in Costa Rica on June 22, 2015 to June 2015. According to President  Grace Belen Victoria of the MHSAA – U.S.A. and CANADA, the group will be visiting the different places in Costa […]

10.06.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
British singer-songwriter Foxes models for H&M autumn 2015

British singer-songwriter Foxes models for H&M autumn 2015

(Relaxnews) – Fashion retailer H&M is featuring Grammy-winning British singer Foxes in the new campaign for its Divided line. Out in select H&M stores worldwide and online in mid-July, the autumn 2015 collection features bomber jackets, varsity sweatshirts, slogan T-shirts, mini skirts and bootcut jeans, all of which Foxes can be seen modeling in the […]

09.06.2015 · Filled under: News ·
Unbreakable version of the Samsung Galaxy S6 announced

Unbreakable version of the Samsung Galaxy S6 announced

(Relaxnews) – The Samsung Galaxy S6 Active, a a water and dust resistant version of the Galaxy S6 for outdoorsy adventurous types, was revealed by AT&T, the company that will have exclusive resale rights in the US. Presented at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in early March, the Galaxy S6 is supposed to be […]

09.06.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology, Videos ·
PHL gets G7’s back in China dispute

PHL gets G7’s back in China dispute

Manila, Philippines (AFP)   – The Philippines Sunday welcomed reports that the G7 summit would express concern about unilateral efforts to assert sovereignty claims in the disputed South China Sea. Regional alarm is growing at moves by China aggressively to stake its claim to most of the sea, including a large-scale island-building programme. The United […]

09.06.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Cristine Reyes shares joy of being a mom

Cristine Reyes shares joy of being a mom

For the first time since giving birth in February, Cristine Reyes opened up about her experience as a first-time mother. The 26-year-old actress, who gave birth to her daughter Amarah last February 8, admitted that she and partner Ali Khatibi are still adjusting to their new role as parents. “Kung dati parang makulit lang, ngayon […]

09.06.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
US lawmakers knock Xi for ‘persistent’ China rights abuses

US lawmakers knock Xi for ‘persistent’ China rights abuses

Washington, United States (AFP)  – US lawmakers including presidential candidate Senator Marco Rubio wrote Communist leader Xi Jinping on Thursday’s anniversary of the Tiananmen square crackdown, saying China’s continued rights abuse is a “barrier” to improved bilateral ties. In a letter marking the 26th anniversary of the military’s deadly crushing of pro-democracy protests in central […]

09.06.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Senate passes Leno Bill to modernize digital privacy protections

Senate passes Leno Bill to modernize digital privacy protections

SB 178 protects Californians against warrantless government access to private electronic data on smartphones, tablets and other digital devices SACRAMENTO – The Senate today approved legislation that modernizes California’s privacy laws to keep up with emerging technologies. Senate Bill 178, authored by Senator Leno, protects Californians against warrantless government access to private electronic communications such […]

09.06.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
NSA expands online spying in search for hackers: report

NSA expands online spying in search for hackers: report

Washington, United States (AFP)  – President Barack Obama has approved giving the NSA wider powers to spy on Internet traffic in search of computer hacking by foreign governments or others, US media reported Thursday, citing classified documents. The expanded authority was granted by the Justice Department in two 2012 memos that permit the powerful National […]

09.06.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Watch: Meryl Streep in second ‘Ricki and the Flash’ trailer

Watch: Meryl Streep in second ‘Ricki and the Flash’ trailer

(Relaxnews) – Sony Pictures has released a second trailer for the upcoming film “Ricki and the Flash,” which releases August 7 in the US and UK. Meryl Streep stars as a musician who is attempting to set things right with her grown kids after giving up everything in pursuit of rock stardom. Oscar winner Jonathan […]

08.06.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Roars from the past: Colosseum unveils wild beasts trapdoor

Roars from the past: Colosseum unveils wild beasts trapdoor

(Rome-AFP) – It was the last thing they would see: a trapdoor opening in the floor of the Colosseum to unleash a snarling lion or bear, which sprang for the jugular as the crowds roared. Where prisoners sentenced to a grisly death in ancient Rome’s most barbaric playground once quaked in their sandals, today tourists […]

08.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Creativity and psychosis share a genetic source: study

Creativity and psychosis share a genetic source: study

(Paris-AFP) – Artistic creativity may share genetic roots with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, according to a study published on Monday. The research, published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, delves into a well-known genetic database — the deCODE library of DNA codes derived from samples provided by the population of Iceland. The authors first compared genetic […]

08.06.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Sarah still gets ‘kilig’ working with Piolo

Sarah still gets ‘kilig’ working with Piolo

Geronimo still can’t get over her infatuation for new leading man Piolo Pascual. When the two started filming their upcoming movie, “The Breakup Playlist,” Geronimo had problems finishing a scene because she gets conscious when Pascual stares at her. More than a month after, Geronimo is slowly getting used to it. “Medyo nape-perfect ko na,” […]

08.06.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Mark Neumann: No bitter rivalry against Vin Abrenica

Mark Neumann: No bitter rivalry against Vin Abrenica

MARK Neumann has clarified all is well between him and Vin Abrenica after the latter expressed disappointment in TV5 for apparently prioritizing other talents. In a recent interview with Abrenica, he said that he’s happy for the success of Neumann’s shows on the Kapatid channel, but could not hide his disappointment for not getting more […]

08.06.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Obama struggles for deterrence amid wave of cyberattacks

Obama struggles for deterrence amid wave of cyberattacks

By Andrew Beatty Washington, United States (AFP)   – The audacious hack of data on four million US government employees exposed America’s shaky cyber defenses and the Obama administration’s ongoing struggle to develop an effective deterrence. On April 1 — in the midst of tense negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program – President Barack Obama signed […]

08.06.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Palace: Aquino to mark 117th PHL Independence Day in Iloilo town

Palace: Aquino to mark 117th PHL Independence Day in Iloilo town

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III will be in Iloilo next Friday to lead activities for the country’s 117th Indepdendence Day, Malacañang said Saturday. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said the Iloilo activities will be in Sta. Barbara town where the Philippine flag was raised outside Luzon for the first time. “Doon ang celebration. […]

08.06.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
GAPASCA induction on June 13

GAPASCA induction on June 13

CERRITOS – The Gapan City Association of Southern California (GAPASCA) will hold its Anniversary Ball on Saturday, June 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Cerritos Hotel. Consul Mary Joy Ramirez of the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles is the Inducting Officer and this year’s guest speaker is the Vice Mayor of Vallejo, California, Cmdr. Jesus […]

08.06.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
UN body urges PHL to tackle prison congestion

UN body urges PHL to tackle prison congestion

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — A United Nations torture prevention body has called on the Philippine government to address the “chronic” congestion of detention facilities in the country and to finally enact this year a law that will safeguard the rights of prisoners. In a statement from Geneva on Wednesday, the Subcommittee on the Prevention of Torture […]

05.06.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Can Mistsuoka’s quirky Japanese take on coach-built cars translate to European roads?

Can Mistsuoka’s quirky Japanese take on coach-built cars translate to European roads?

(Relaxnews) – Mitsuoka Motor is a boutique Japanese car company founded in 1968 with a very simple principle: to produce cars that blend classic styling with up-to-date technology. It aims to offer owners the best of both worlds — yesterday’s looks with today’s reliability — and while sometimes results are mixed, they are never boring […]

05.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Photos, Science & Technology ·
Johnny Depp becomes new face of Dior men’s fragrance

Johnny Depp becomes new face of Dior men’s fragrance

(Paris-AFP) – “Pirates of the Caribbean” star Johnny Depp is about to chart a new course into fragrant waters by agreeing to be the face promoting Dior’s line of men’s scents. The French luxury fashion house confirmed to AFP on Wednesday that the 51-year-old American actor would soon be fronting its new cologne. Dior declined […]

05.06.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
What’s Apple planning for its WWDC?

What’s Apple planning for its WWDC?

(Relaxnews) – The World Wide Developers Conference is Apple’s yearly event aimed at its growing global community of software, hardware and apps makers and is traditionally not the venue for new hardware reveals. However, expect plenty of new services. The most eagerly anticipated announcement is Apple’s response to the music streaming market, typified by the […]

05.06.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Music, Online, Science & Technology ·
Obama: New NSA rules protect liberties and national security

Obama: New NSA rules protect liberties and national security

Washington, United States (AFP)  – US President Barack Obama welcomed congressional approval Tuesday of measures to trim NSA surveillance, saying the reforms protect both citizens’ rights and the homeland. “Glad the Senate finally passed the USA Freedom Act. It protects civil liberties and our national security. I’ll sign it as soon as I get it,” […]

05.06.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Google maps oceans for World Oceans Day

Google maps oceans for World Oceans Day

(Relaxnews) – Google Earth has mapped more than 40 underwater locations around the world including diving spots in Bali, the Bahamas and Great Barrier Reef in time for World Oceans Day. With just a few clicks, users can take a virtual plunge and swim alongside sea turtles in the Solomon Islands, humpback whales in the […]

05.06.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Environment, Online, Science & Technology, Videos ·
New blood test can reveal past viruses

New blood test can reveal past viruses

(Washington, United States-AFP) – A new and inexpensive test is making it possible to identify all of a person’s past and present viral infections by simply analyzing a drop of blood. The method, called VirScan, provides an alternative to sampling blood for one virus at a time, said researchers, who described the new technology in […]

05.06.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Canada to fingerprint, photograph more travelers

Canada to fingerprint, photograph more travelers

(Ottawa,CANADA-AFP) –CANADA said Thursday it will try to catch suspected fraudsters, “terrorists” and Canadian jihadists returning from overseas conflicts by photographing and fingerprinting many more travellers arriving at its airports. The border screenings would be expanded to cover flights arriving from 150 countries, up from 29 now. “For a pluralist country like Canada, one of the […]

05.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Science & Technology, World News ·

Ambitious EO to support PHL car parts industry

MANILA (Mabuhay) — To jumpstart and revitalize the automotive industry, improve its competitiveness and elevate the Philippines into an auto manufacturing hub in the region, President Benigno S. Aquino III has approved an Executive Order to implement the Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy (CARS) Program, the Department of Trade and Industry said in an emailed statement. […]

05.06.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Fil-Am hairstylist Marlou Colina introduces UNO Premier beauty, health and wellness products

Fil-Am hairstylist Marlou Colina introduces UNO Premier beauty, health and wellness products

LOS ANGELES – After being Philippines’ number 1 network marketing company for more than eight years, Unlimited Network of Opportunities International (UNO Intl.) is finally now in the U.S. which broke ground Wednesday with the launch of its high-end international brand and exclusive business club, UNO Premier at the Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows in Beverly Hills California. The […]

05.06.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Local News, Marlou Colina ·
PHL Independence Day celebration in Carson June 6

PHL Independence Day celebration in Carson June 6

The Philippine Independence Day Foundation, Inc. (PIDF), in conjunction with the City of Carson and GMA “Kapuso” Network,will celebrate the 117th Anniversary of the Philippine Independence Day at the Carson Veterans Park (22400 Moneta Street, Carson, CA 90745) this Saturday, June 6. Thousands of people will enjoy the non-stop, day-long event jam-packed with entertainment and activities that feature the rich, beautiful, and spirited Filipino heritage.  […]

04.06.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Glamour awards Kate Hudson and Amy Schumer at Women of the Year event

Glamour awards Kate Hudson and Amy Schumer at Women of the Year event

(Relaxnews) – Kate Hudson, Suki Waterhouse and Amy Schumer were among some of the celebrities honored at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015 in London Tuesday. Held every year to pay tribute to standout women and trailblazers in fashion, music, entertainment and business, the magazine has been rolling out the red carpet for […]

04.06.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Milan Expo to be the hub of World Environment Day 2015

Milan Expo to be the hub of World Environment Day 2015

(Relaxnews) – World Environment Day (WED), one of the United Nations’ primary vehicles for spreading awareness around the globe to keep our planet in shape, is fast upon us, and this year the Milan Expo will host a flurry of activities in collaboration with the occasion on June 5. This year’s WED theme is “Seven […]

04.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Home & Garden, Online ·
World’s most visited theme park for 2014: Magic Kingdom

World’s most visited theme park for 2014: Magic Kingdom

(Relaxnews) – The ‘happiest place on earth’ was also the most popular last year, as Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Florida attracted 19.3 million visitors, the most of any theme park in the world. That’s according to a newly released report from the Themed Entertainment Association, which compiled a list of the top […]

04.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment ·
How to watch the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015

How to watch the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015

(Relaxnews) – The FIFA Women’s World Cup soccer kicks off inCANADA on Saturday, June 6. With more viewing options available than ever before, the action will be hard to miss. Games will be played at stadiums in the Canadian cities of Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa,MONTREAL and Moncton, and 2015 marks the first time Canada has ever hosted […]

04.06.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Sports & Recreation ·
Bonta Bill to modernize the state victim compensation program ok’d

Bonta Bill to modernize the state victim compensation program ok’d

AB 1140 protects victims of domestic violence, children, rehabilitated individuals, and victims of online crime (SACRAMENTO, CA) – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) announced today that his bill to modernize the California Victim Compensation Program passed the Assembly with strong bipartisan support (78-0). “AB 1140 modernizes the California Victim Compensation Program to more fairly care for […]

04.06.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Thai superstar Bie Sukrit to lead cast in the world premiere of ‘Waterfall,’ an epic new musical; Show to run May 29, 2015 to June 28, 2015

Thai superstar Bie Sukrit to lead cast in the world premiere of ‘Waterfall,’ an epic new musical; Show to run May 29, 2015 to June 28, 2015

PASADENA, CA – The Pasadena Playhouse (Artistic Director Sheldon Epps) announced today that, Thai superstar Bie Sukrit, along with Emily Padgett, Thom Sesma, and J. Elaine Marcos will lead the cast of the world premiere of WATERFALL, an epic new Broadway bound musical love story, featuring a distinguished international creative team and a cast of […]

04.06.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
Gentlemen don’t necessarily prefer blondes: poll

Gentlemen don’t necessarily prefer blondes: poll

(Relaxnews) – The urban myth that gentlemen prefer blondes has been put to rest. In fact, according to a recent survey, brunettes are just as popular with the male population, with 31 percent of men finding golden locks to be the most attractive and the same percentage preferring darker tresses. Ten percent of men have […]

04.06.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle ·
‘I am Cait’: Jenner docu-series to roll out in July

‘I am Cait’: Jenner docu-series to roll out in July

(Washington-AFP) – Caitlyn Jenner will follow up on her public coming-out as a transgender woman with a docu-series on E! channel next month about her transformation from life as Olympic decathlon champion Bruce. “I am Cait” will play out in eight hour-long episodes beginning July 26, the cable television entertainment channel said Wednesday. It said […]

03.06.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Books, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Nestle to eliminate artificial flavors from frozen pizzas and snacks

Nestle to eliminate artificial flavors from frozen pizzas and snacks

(Relaxnews) – Food giant Nestle has announced that it will be removing artificial flavors and reducing the sodium content in its line of frozen pizzas and snack brands in the US. By the end of the year, Nestle will remove artificial ingredients from snacks across six brands: Digiorno, Tombstone, California Pizza Kitchen, Jack’s, Hot Pockets […]

03.06.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Sam wants to get married in four years

Sam wants to get married in four years

SAM Milby, after several months of being away from the limelight, is suddenly visible. The Fil-Am actor signed a two-picture contract with Regal Films. Under Mother Lily Monteverde’s company, he is slated to do the movie, Pre-Nup where he will be paired with Jennylyn Mercado and which will be partly shot in New York. This […]

03.06.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
PNoy: China should rethink reclamation in disputed areas

PNoy: China should rethink reclamation in disputed areas

MANILA, June 3 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday urged China to reconsider its reclamation efforts in the South China Sea, saying these activities escalate tension in disputed territories. In a briefing with Japanese reporters during his state visit to Japan, Aquino said China should rethink if its effort to build artificial islands […]

03.06.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Harry Potter’s Wizarding World gets California call-up

Harry Potter’s Wizarding World gets California call-up

(Relaxnews) – The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, a successful theme park attraction at Universal Studio’s Orlando and Osaka locations, is set to open at Universal Studios Hollywood in Spring 2016. A replica of wizardry school Hogwarts will contain well-received theme park ride “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” which, in this instance, will be […]

03.06.2015 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
London tops Global Destinations ranking for 2015

London tops Global Destinations ranking for 2015

(Relaxnews) – The UK capital is to receive 18.82 million international visitors in 2015, according to a Global Destination Cities Index compiled by financial services company MasterCard. Bangkok will received 18.24 million overnight visitors, the ranking predicts, with Paris in 3rd place with 16.06 million. Dubai follows with 14.26m visitors and Turkish capital Istanbul stands […]

03.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Online, Videos ·
US to issue new Elvis stamp

US to issue new Elvis stamp

(New York-AFP) – The US Postal Service on Wednesday announced a new stamp of Elvis Presley, two decades after a first version depicting “The King” caused a sensation. The Postal Service is returning to Elvis as part of its Music Icon Series launched in 2013, which has included stamps featuring Ray Charles, Jimi Hendrix, Janis […]

03.06.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden, Music ·
How mobile is putting sports fans at the centre of the action

How mobile is putting sports fans at the centre of the action

(Relaxnews) – For its annual Mobility Report published Wednesday, Ericsson has drilled down on data generated by sporting events to understand the role mobile is playing in fans’ lives. And the findings show that smartphones are becoming an integral element of the spectator experience. This is particularly true of soccer. Based on network volumes, the […]

Public Utilities Commission has option to fix broken residential rate structure

Public Utilities Commission has option to fix broken residential rate structure

An alternate proposed decision would continue unfair rates By Lauren Bartlett Southern California Edison Residential customers living in high-temperature areas would receive long-overdue relief from punitive high electric rates under a proposed decision that is being considered by the California Public Utilities Commission, but an alternate would continue unfair rates for those customers. “High-usage customers who have little alternative to […]

03.06.2015 · Filled under: Services ·
Hackers steal personal data from US tax agency IRS

Hackers steal personal data from US tax agency IRS

Washington, United States (AFP)  – Hackers stole information on 100,000 taxpayers from the online computers of the US Internal Revenue Service, the federal tax agency said Tuesday. The IRS said the unidentified cyber thieves used information on the specific taxpayers from sources outside the agency to access the accounts, which included crucial identifying information such […]

03.06.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
PHL’ famed rice terraces face modern threats

PHL’ famed rice terraces face modern threats

By Karl Malakunas Mayoyao, Philippines | AFP |  – It is fiesta time in the famed rice terraces of the northern Philippines, and young men in colourful tribal clothing pound ancient rhythms on brass gongs as wild boars squeal ahead of slaughter. The annual festivals, held in remote mountain communities after the planting of the […]

03.06.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Kris Aquino and LBC team up to connect overseas Filipinos

Kris Aquino and LBC team up to connect overseas Filipinos

LBC Express, Inc.,  the leading courier service, logistics, and money remittance provider in the Philippines, teams up with the Queen of all Media, Kris Aquino, to better help connect overseas Filipinos and their loved ones back home. Aquino was launched as LBC’s first celebrity brand endorser on May 20, 2015 at the Green Sun in Makati. […]

03.06.2015 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Services ·
A Mediterranean-style diet can lower the risk of death from prostate cancer

A Mediterranean-style diet can lower the risk of death from prostate cancer

(Relaxnews) – According to a new American study, men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer should favor a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and fibers with less meat and dairy products in order to improve their chances of survival. A team of researchers from the Harvard Public School of Health has discovered that a […]

02.06.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Dior’s New Look on exhibit in Granville

Dior’s New Look on exhibit in Granville

(Relaxnews) – The Musée Christian Dior in Granville (Lower Normandy) will host the “Dior, The New Look Revolution” exhibit from June 6 to November 1, 2015. A perfect time to take a look back at Christian Dior’s 1947 collection, which not only propelled the designer to the summit of couture, but also revolutionized fashion for […]

02.06.2015 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
Manolo Pedrosa maintains focus on career, education

Manolo Pedrosa maintains focus on career, education

Former “Pinoy Big Brother: All In” housemate Manolo Pedrosa is grateful for all the opportunities coming his way, including a regular stint on ABS-CBN’s morning teleserye “Oh My G!” Now, he lands his first movie, “Stars Versus Me” co-starring fellow “PBB” housemate Maris Racal. Manolo has taken his mom’s advice to focus on work and […]

02.06.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Bela Padilla is a Kapamilya once more

Bela Padilla is a Kapamilya once more

ABS-CBN welcomed back actress Bela Padilla on Monday as she officially re-joined the Kapamilya network. In a press conference, Dreamscape introduced Padilla as the leading lady of actor Coco Martin in the upcoming series “Ang Probinsiyano,” which is based on the 1997 Fernando Poe Jr. movie. Padilla, then known as Krista Valle, was part of […]

02.06.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
China deployed artillery in S China Sea: US officials

China deployed artillery in S China Sea: US officials

By Dan De Luce Washington, United States (AFP)  – China recently deployed two artillery pieces on one of its artificial islands in the South China Sea, an unprecedented move that suggests Beijing is trying to extend its military reach in the contested waters, US officials said Friday. The heavy weapons, since removed, posed no security […]

02.06.2015 · Filled under: Asian News ·
New pollution alert closes California beaches

New pollution alert closes California beaches

Los Angeles, United States (AFP)  – Workers scrambled to clean oil pollution along a series of California beaches near Los Angeles on Thursday, barely a week after a huge oil spill further up the coast. An unknown tar-like substance began washing ashore from El Segundo Beach south to Redondo Beach on Wednesday, the Los Angeles […]

01.06.2015 · Filled under: Environment, U.S. News ·
Adaptations bringing Bill Bryson, David Foster Wallace, Macbeth to screen

Adaptations bringing Bill Bryson, David Foster Wallace, Macbeth to screen

(Relaxnews) – Bookworms have several upcoming movies to look forward to, with new trailers out this week revealing Robert Redford as author Bill Bryson and Jason Segel as David Foster Wallace, plus new clips of Michael Fassbender as Macbeth making the rounds following the Cannes Film Festival. “A Walk in the Woods” Based on Bill […]

01.06.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
All types of smoking dangerous for the heart: European Society of Cardiology

All types of smoking dangerous for the heart: European Society of Cardiology

(Relaxnews) – Electronic cigarettes, hookahs and waterpipes are just as bad for you as traditional cigarettes, warns the European Society of Cardiology. “Smoking of all types is still, without any competition, the strongest risk factor for cardiovascular disease. It beats everything,” says ESC prevention spokesperson Dr. Joep Perk on the occasion of World No Tobacco […]

01.06.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Bad weather casts doubt on Solar Impulse 2 Pacific flight

Bad weather casts doubt on Solar Impulse 2 Pacific flight

(Shanghai-AFP) – Solar Impulse 2 was in a holding pattern over the Sea of Japan on Monday as organisers warned that bad weather in the days ahead could block the aircraft’s ambitious bid to cross the Pacific Ocean. The seventh leg of the round-the-world journey was set to take pilot Andre Borschberg, 62, on a […]

SCE cautions customers to stay alert against utility bill scam

SCE cautions customers to stay alert against utility bill scam

ROSEMEAD, Calif.,  – Southern California Edison (SCE) continues to advise customers to stay vigilant and learn to protect themselves from a telephone bill scam that demands immediate payment for allegedly past-due electricity bills. It’s getting costlier too since in April, SCE customers lost an estimated $27,000 to phone scams, an increase from $17,000 in March. Recently, an SCE business […]

01.06.2015 · Filled under: Services ·
Amid growing China tensions, Aquino to seek stronger security ties with Japan in state visit

Amid growing China tensions, Aquino to seek stronger security ties with Japan in state visit

MANILA, May 29 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III will seek stronger security ties with Japan during his state visit to the East Asian nation next week amid China’s increasing efforts to stake its claim on disputed territories in the South China Sea. At a press briefing on Friday, Department of Foreign Affairs Asec. Minda […]

29.05.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Could Bumblebee be getting his own Transformers movie?

Could Bumblebee be getting his own Transformers movie?

(Relaxnews) – Plans are afoot to expand the multi-billion-dollar film franchise as much as possible and that could mean giving individual characters spin-off movies as well as prequels and further sequels. According to several publications including The Playlist, Hasbro in particular is very keen for that first spin-off to be centred around Bumblebee, the yellow Chevrolet […]

29.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
‘Cruel Intentions’ stars Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair reunite at musical version

‘Cruel Intentions’ stars Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair reunite at musical version

(Relaxnews) – It’s not just any old high school reunion: stars of 1990s movie “Cruel Intentions,” a sensational tale of teen sex, drugs and private school attended the musical parody and met the actresses who have taken on their original roles. On Thursday, they gathered backstage to give the young actresses, including Katie Stevens from […]

29.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
KFC and Taco Bell latest fast food chains to pilot home delivery service

KFC and Taco Bell latest fast food chains to pilot home delivery service

(Relaxnews) – KFC and TacoBELL will be conducting test runs of home delivery service in the US to see if there’s enough demand and desire for eating buckets of deep-fried chicken and tacos in our pyjamas without leaving the house. In a meeting with analysts this week, parent company Yum! Brands said they will begin piloting […]

29.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
A dream come true for Heart

A dream come true for Heart

It was a dream come true for actress Heart Evangelista as her parents seemed to have finally accepted her husband, Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero. On her Instagram page, Evangelista posted a photo of herself and Escudero with her parents, Cecilia and Reynaldo Ongpauco. On the caption, the actress shared her happiness at the “miracle”. Photo […]

29.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
PHL, Vietnam troops play sports on disputed island

PHL, Vietnam troops play sports on disputed island

Manila, Philippines (AFP)   – Filipino and Vietnamese troops played football and tug-of-war on a disputed South China Sea island on Wednesday, officials said, closing ranks as their rival China ramps up construction of artificial islands. The games took place on Philippine-held Northeast Cay, just 2.7 kilometers (1.7 miles) from Southwest Cay which is controlled […]

29.05.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News, Sports & Recreation ·
Court rejects appeal on immigration

Court rejects appeal on immigration

Washington, United States (AFP)   – A US appeals court on Tuesday dealt another blow to President Barack Obama’s efforts to grant amnesty to millions of undocumented immigrants. The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans rejected a request from the Obama administration that it lift an injunction barring it from […]

29.05.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Mayweather looms over Khan-Algieri match-up

Mayweather looms over Khan-Algieri match-up

New York, United States (AFP)   – Britain’s former world champion Amir Khan is aiming to punch his ticket to a bout with Floyd Mayweather on Friday with a victory over Chris Algieri in a non-title welterweight fight. Khan, the former unified light-welterweight world champion who headlines a card at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, […]

29.05.2015 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation, U.S. News ·
Judy Ann willing to do teleserye with Sharon

Judy Ann willing to do teleserye with Sharon

Actress Judy Ann Santos would welcome the opportunity to do a television series with her showbiz “sister” Sharon Cuneta if ever such a project would be offered to her. The two actresses played sisters in big-screen family drama “Magkapatid.” Santos said she’s willing to guide Cuneta, who, despite her many years on TV, has never […]

29.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Carluccio’s coming to the US

Carluccio’s coming to the US

(Relaxnews) – The UK-based Italian café and martkeplace chain started by Itlaian chef Antonio Carluccio in London back in 1999 is opening its first Stateside branch. The chain’s clever proposition of being a café, restaurant, bar and a market -ie somewhere to eat and somewhere to shop for choice Italian ingredients at any time of […]

28.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Medication not always an effective strategy for preventing hip fractures among elderly: study

Medication not always an effective strategy for preventing hip fractures among elderly: study

(Relaxnews) – Aging, brittle bones are not what causes hip fractures, according to a new study that says fall prevention and protection is more effective than anti-osteoporotic medication. Since the 1990s, doctors have been doling out these medications to seniors in the interest of preventing hip fractures, yet this strategy is fundamentally flawed, says Professor […]

28.05.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Tommy Hilfiger re-enacts his Fall 2015 fashion show in Beijing

Tommy Hilfiger re-enacts his Fall 2015 fashion show in Beijing

(Relaxnews) – For the first time ever, the designer’s entire runway show has been transported en masse as part of the label’s 30th anniversary celebrations. Opened and closed by Chinese supermodel Shu Pei Qin, the show was staged at the 751 Gasometer in Beijing in front of 800 specially invited guests and featured every element, […]

28.05.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Global study finds early treatment is effective against HIV

Global study finds early treatment is effective against HIV

(Washington, United States-AFP) – Early antiretroviral treatment after diagnosis of HIV infection significantly reduces the likelihood of getting AIDS or other serious illnesses, according to results from a large international clinical trial published Wednesday. The study was presented a year earlier than planned after preliminary data showed that people who received treatment from diagnosis were […]

28.05.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Sanders enters US presidential race

Sanders enters US presidential race

Washington, United States (AFP)  – US Senator Bernie Sanders formally launched his populist, liberal campaign for the White House on Tuesday, reiterating his pledges to recalibrate an American economic system which created sharp disparities between rich and poor. Sanders, who had said last month he planned to stand in the election, told a launch event […]

28.05.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
When you can’t pay your business debts!

When you can’t pay your business debts!

If your business is in distress – you owe a lot of money but you can’t pay, your creditors will probably threaten legal action against your business and very likely, you personally as well. How much they can collect, and how they can go about collecting it, will depend on how your business is organized, […]

28.05.2015 · Filled under: Atty. Paul M. Allen, Columnists, Services ·
New York ‘Mad Men’ exhibition extends to September 6

New York ‘Mad Men’ exhibition extends to September 6

New York-AFP – A New York exhibition featuring sets, costumes and props from hit television series “Mad Men” has been extended by popular demand until September, the Museum of the Moving Image said Tuesday. It comes two weeks after 3.3 million viewers watched the final episode of the award-winning show, which charted the tangled lives […]

27.05.2015 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Luxury hotel in Saudi Arabia to become world’s largest hotel

Luxury hotel in Saudi Arabia to become world’s largest hotel

(Relaxnews) – Saudi Arabia is set to become home to the largest hotel in the world with a whopping 10,000 rooms. To be built just two kilometers away from the site of Mecca, which attracts about two million Muslim pilgrims a year for the annual Hajj, the $3.5 billion Abraj Kudai will become the world’s […]

27.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Mark Bautista thanks supporters through concert

Mark Bautista thanks supporters through concert

Mark Bautista’s forthcoming concert “Here Sings Love,” slated on May 29 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater at Resorts World Manila, is his way of thanking fans for their continued support, especially during his West End debut last year via “Here Lies Love,” a revolutionary rock musical which tackled the love story of former Philippine […]

27.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Janine amused by ‘fashion muse’ tag

Janine amused by ‘fashion muse’ tag

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Actress Janine Gutierrez is more careful of her public image after appearing on the covers of several high-profile publications. The 25-year-old daughter of actors Lotlot de Leon and Ramon Christopher Gutierrez is the cover girl of Preview magazine’s May issue, and many find her ravishing in a one-piece bikini. “Mula nu’ng lumabas […]

27.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Pinoys’ optimism highest since June 2010; 32% say lives better now than a year ago

Pinoys’ optimism highest since June 2010; 32% say lives better now than a year ago

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – There are more optimistic Pinoys now than way back June 2010 and even farther back in March 1987, according to the Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey on how Filipinos feel about their lives now and how their quality of life might turn out to be in the next 12 months. Personal optimism […]

27.05.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Court rejects appeal on immigration

Court rejects appeal on immigration

Washington, United States (AFP)  – A US appeals court on Tuesday dealt another blow to President Barack Obama’s efforts to grant amnesty to millions of undocumented immigrants. The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans rejected a request from the Obama administration that it lift an injunction barring it from carrying […]

27.05.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
World already reaping benefits from ozone treaty: study

World already reaping benefits from ozone treaty: study

(Paris-AFP) – The UN treaty to protect the ozone layer has prevented a likely surge in skin cancer in Australia, New Zealand and northern Europe, a study published on Tuesday said. If the 1987 Montreal Protocol had never been signed, the ozone hole over Antarctica would have grown in size by 40 percent by 2013, […]

26.05.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Japan braces for another butter shortage

Japan braces for another butter shortage

(Tokyo, Japan-AFP) – Japan was bracing Tuesday for a severe butter shortage that threatened to crimp cake-making nationwide, bringing echoes of last year’s dairy dire straits that left supermarket shelves empty. The Japan Dairy Association is warning that demand for pats will outstrip supply by more than 7,000 tonnes, prompting the government to ready emergency […]

26.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Soy supplements do not help asthma sufferers

Soy supplements do not help asthma sufferers

(Relaxnews) – New research disproves recent findings that suggested soy could play a role in reducing the seventy of the disease. The study, from Northwestern Medical medicine and the American Lung Association Asthma Clinical Research Network, published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), examined the effects of soy on 386 adults […]

26.05.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
London readies for month-long spotlight on architecture

London readies for month-long spotlight on architecture

(Relaxnews) – Starting June 1, the city of London will play host to a month-long program of talks, tours, installation, exhibitions and month for its annual London Festival of Architecture, whose theme this year is “Work in Progress.” Ireland is the event’s Focus Country in 2015, and highlighting that association will be a pop-up pavilion […]

26.05.2015 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Home & Garden ·
China set to open world’s highest glass-bottomed bridge

China set to open world’s highest glass-bottomed bridge

(Relaxnews) – China is set to become home to the tallest, longest, and, arguably, scariest pedestrian bridge in the world, when construction of a glass-bottomed bridge is complete in the national park that inspired the floating mountains from the James Cameron film “Avatar.” Hovering a dizzying 300 meters (984 feet) above the ground, the Zhangjiajie […]

26.05.2015 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Film, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
UnionPay card becomes the golden ticket to the Met

UnionPay card becomes the golden ticket to the Met

(Relaxnews) – China-based UnionPay International announced Monday that holders of their credit cards will be able to visit New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art free of charge starting on June 1. A UnionPay card starts with the number 62. So far, the offer is expected to last until May 31, 2016 and the Met is the latest […]

26.05.2015 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Online ·
US veterans ride with pride at Rolling Thunder biker rally

US veterans ride with pride at Rolling Thunder biker rally

by Jenny VAUGHAN Washington, United States (AFP)   – With the rev of motorcycle engines, the ground rumbles underfoot, and they’re off: hundreds of thousands of military veterans ride out for the annual Rolling Thunder memorial rally in the US capital Sunday. For the one million spectators and bikers – many from out of state […]

26.05.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
PHL to fly over disputed South China Sea: Aquino

PHL to fly over disputed South China Sea: Aquino

Manila, Philippines (AFP)  – Philippine military and commercial aircraft will keep flying over disputed areas in the South China Sea despite Chinese warnings over the airspace, President Benigno Aquino said on Monday. “We will still fly the routes that we fly based on the international law from the various conventions we entered into,” Aquino told […]

26.05.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
US Marines testify at murder trial of colleague in PHL

US Marines testify at murder trial of colleague in PHL

Olongapo, Philippines (AFP)  – Four US Marines took the witness stand Tuesday at the murder trial of their comrade accused of killing a local transgender woman in the Philippines, lawyers who attended the closed-door proceedings said. The American servicemen were asked to testify on what the defendant, Private First Class Joseph Pemberton, had told them […]

26.05.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
US planes keep distance from Chinese ‘islands’ – for now

US planes keep distance from Chinese ‘islands’ – for now

Washington, United States (AFP) –  US surveillance aircraft and naval ships have yet to test China’s territorial claims around artificial islands built in the South China Sea, but the Pentagon warned Thursday that could be “the next step.” Although the United States does not recognise China’s claims of sovereignty around the man-made structures, American P-8 […]

26.05.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Aquino open to discussing BBL with senators

Aquino open to discussing BBL with senators

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III is open to discussing the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) with senators even if he has been accused of influencing congressmen to approve a Palace-backed version of the bill. Aquino said he will wait for Senate President Franklin Drilon’s advice regarding such a meeting. He said he does not […]

26.05.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Manny Pacquiao vs. Mel Saluma

Manny Pacquiao vs. Mel Saluma

This is not a story about boxing. This is not a sports article nor an analysis of who should have won the “fight of the century”. It is however, a story about good vs. evil – and I don’t mean Floyd Mayweather. While most of humanity (at least in North America and the Philippines) were glued to […]

26.05.2015 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
Why Enchong doesn’t want Daniel Padilla to guest on his first solo concert

Why Enchong doesn’t want Daniel Padilla to guest on his first solo concert

After receiving a gold record award for his album “Chinito Problems,” Enchong Dee is now gearing up for his first solo concert in July. Dee said he is hoping many people would come out to watch his show on July 3 at the Music Museum. Even before the show, the Kapamilya actor admitted he is […]

26.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Why Regine doesn’t want son to enter showbiz

Why Regine doesn’t want son to enter showbiz

If it were all up to her, veteran singer Regine Velasquez said she would not allow her son Nate to join show business. Velasquez said she does not want her son to be deprived of his privacy. “Kung ako, ayaw ko. Kasi siyempre alam ko na medyo mahirap being in the business, ‘yung wala ka […]

26.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Racquel Custodio Furbeyre, L.A. social worker

Racquel Custodio Furbeyre, L.A. social worker

LOS ANGELES – Racquel Custodio Furbeyre peacefully passed away Monday, May 18, in Los Angeles. She was 64. ​Racquel had been battling breast cancer for the past four years. Since the 1980s, Racquel was known in the L.A. Filipino and Asian community as a caring social worker who counseled troubled immigrant youths, parents, elderly and terminally ill […]

26.05.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Tennessee named top state for American barbecue: TripAdvisor

Tennessee named top state for American barbecue: TripAdvisor

(Relaxnews) – In a ranking that’s sure to get patriotic barbecue fiends in the US all fired up, the state of Tennessee has been named the best in the US, according to the number crunchers over at TripAdvisor. Based on the number and quality of reviews for the top-rated barbecue restaurants across the US, TripAdvisor […]

25.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Relentless work for stylist army behind the scenes at Cannes

Relentless work for stylist army behind the scenes at Cannes

(Cannes, France-AFP) – An army of stylists, hairdressers and make-up artists work flat-out behind the scenes at the Cannes Film Festival to ensure not an eyelash is out of place for the big moment on the red carpet. “We have a real responsibility. At Cannes, the ‘look’ is dissected at an incredible speed,” said French […]

Coen-led Cannes jury ‘profoundly changed’ by experience

Coen-led Cannes jury ‘profoundly changed’ by experience

(Cannes-AFP) – The Cannes Film Festival jury, headed by the Coen brothers, said Sunday it was profoundly changed by the experience of judging this year’s entries. “Any experience as intense as this changes your life and your perspective,” said Joel Coen, who was joint president with his brother Ethan. “Having to see this many movies […]

25.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, International Stars ·
Longer, stronger: Study reveals more reasons to take your vitamin E

Longer, stronger: Study reveals more reasons to take your vitamin E

(Relaxnews) – Long established as a powerful antioxidant, vitamin E is important for the membrane that envelops your muscle cells, promoting proper healing from the natural tears that take place when you work out, according to a new study. “Every cell in your body has a plasma membrane, and every membrane can be torn,” says […]

25.05.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Protein snacks could improve teens’ diet quality, appetite control

Protein snacks could improve teens’ diet quality, appetite control

(Relaxnews) – Observing the seldom-studied teen diet led a team of US researchers to conclude that a high-protein soy snack in the afternoon could reduce appetite and unhealthy evening snacking. “Standard meals tend to go to the wayside for kids this age — particularly from mid-afternoon to late evening — and many of the convenient […]

25.05.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
NCLR: Relief delayed is relief denied to millions of families and to our country

NCLR: Relief delayed is relief denied to millions of families and to our country

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In late 2014, President Obama announced he would take executive action to extend deportation relief to millions of undocumented immigrants through the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program and the expansion of the highly successful Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Today marks the target […]

25.05.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Kim Chiu joining Kris Aquino in mistress movie

Kim Chiu joining Kris Aquino in mistress movie

Kris Aquino announced that she has finally been allowed to push through with a film project where she will portray a mistress, following a conflict with her existing endorsement contract with a multi-national company. Aquino confirmed that she will once again be part of the film adaptation “Etiquette for Mistresses and What Wives Can Learn […]

25.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
Lacson to base decision on presidential bid on results of next survey

Lacson to base decision on presidential bid on results of next survey

3 MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Former Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson on Wednesday said he will once again try his luck for the presidency next year if he gets a double-digit rating in the next survey. “Hindi ako magdi-declare nang wala akong pinaghuhugutan,” said Lacson, who got a 1 percent preference in the last presidential survey, at […]

25.05.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Food distribution and feeding program at FACLA May 30

Food distribution and feeding program at FACLA May 30

Los Angeles – The United Bicolandia of Los Angeles (UBLA),the  Filipino Ministry of the Wilshire United Methodist Church with the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) and the HIFI CALI EXPO LLC  will hold its monthly feeding program and food distribution for the month of May on Saturday, May 30, 2015  at 11:00 AM at the Filipino […]

25.05.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
OCA-AAPI organizations support equal opportunity in higher education

OCA-AAPI organizations support equal opportunity in higher education

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates joins the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA), Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC), and more than 120 other Asian American and Pacific Islander organizations in an open letter to support affirmative action and equal opportunity in higher education. “OCA stands strongly on the principle that diversity on college campuses across our country […]

25.05.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
First image of Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant in ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’

First image of Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant in ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’

(Relaxnews) – Pathé has revealed the first image from the Stephen Frears comedy “Florence Foster Jenkins,” which began filming earlier this month. Meryl Streep (“Into the Woods”) plays the title character while Hugh Grant (“Notting Hill”) plays her partner, St Clair Bayfield; also in the cast are Simon Helberg (“The Big Bang Theory”), Rebecca Ferguson […]

22.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Avoid a traffic accident this Memorial Day weekend

Avoid a traffic accident this Memorial Day weekend

(Relaxnews) – As Americans get ready to mark the unofficial start to the summer with Memorial Day weekend, the National Safety Council (NSC) is warning those planning to hit the road to take it easy if they want to avoid an accident. Families tend to hit the road over Memorial Day weekend and according to […]

22.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Holidays, Motoring ·
Cannes apologises over high-heel furore

Cannes apologises over high-heel furore

(Cannes, France-AFP) – The director of the Cannes Film Festival has apologised after a controversy blew up over women being denied access to the red carpet for not wearing high heels. “We apologise,” said Thierry Fremaux at a dinner at the famed Carlton hotel on Tuesday night. But he sought to downplay the controversy that […]

Streaming giant Spotify expands into video, original content

Streaming giant Spotify expands into video, original content

(AFP) – Streaming leader Spotify on Wednesday announced an entry into video and original content, hoping to expand its reach beyond music. Spotify, by far the largest company in the booming streaming industry, said it was updating its platform to support videos and would offer news and other non-music content provided by major media companies. […]

Affordable summer destinations revealed for frugal gourmets

Affordable summer destinations revealed for frugal gourmets

(Relaxnews) – Food lovers on a travel budget may want to consider more affordable culinary destinations that are found off the beaten path such as Carolina barbecue, wineries in Oregon and New York State, and chocolate trails in Connecticut. After looking at the most affordable cities for accommodations this summer, experts at Hotels.com mapped out […]

22.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Rand Paul blocking US Senate vote on bulk data collection

Rand Paul blocking US Senate vote on bulk data collection

Washington, United States (AFP)  – Republican Senator Rand Paul launched an hours-long floor speech Wednesday aimed at blocking reauthorization of the controversial US law allowing bulk collection of phone data from millions of Americans. Paul, a 2016 presidential candidate, said he was beginning a “filibuster,” an extended speech that gums up action in the Senate, to […]

22.05.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Cainglet: The ‘right choice’ for Carson

Cainglet: The ‘right choice’ for Carson

By Noel T. Castorillo CITY Of CARSON, California – For someone, whose community involvement and commitment to serve residents in the city where he lives know no boundaries, there is no faulting Jesus “Alex” Cainglet in selecting the slogan “The Right Choice for Carson” for his campaign pitch. In an exclusive interview with this writer Thursday, May 14, […]

22.05.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
BMW to pay homage to the 3.0CSL at this weekend’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este classic car show

BMW to pay homage to the 3.0CSL at this weekend’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este classic car show

(Relaxnews) – BMW has announced that its big concept car reveal for this year’s event will be a modern-day interpretation of its formidable 3.0 CSL coupe of the 1970s — the car which really established the company’s racing credentials. Every year, the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, an event that is equal parts incredible scenery and […]

21.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
New York celebrates opening of World Trade Center deck

New York celebrates opening of World Trade Center deck

(New York-AFP) – Testament to the regeneration of New York, nearly 14 years after the 9/11 attacks, is the new observation deck at the World Trade Center, offering spectacular views across the city. “We are back, 100 percent,” New York Mayor Bill de Blasio told CBS television in a special program broadcast atop the observation […]

21.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Court orders State Dept to release Clinton emails

Court orders State Dept to release Clinton emails

By Jo Biddle Washington, United States (AFP)  – A US judge ordered the State Department on Tuesday to promptly release thousands of emails from Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, dating back to her time as America’s top diplomat. In his ruling, US District Judge Rudolph Contreras ordered that the hub of US global diplomacy must […]

21.05.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Blue Ribbon panel cites Binay pal Limlingan, 13 others in contempt

Blue Ribbon panel cites Binay pal Limlingan, 13 others in contempt

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — The Senate Blue Ribbon Committee on Monday cited in contempt 14 personalities connected with the alleged corruption activities of Vice President Jejomar Binay and upheld the order of arrest earlier issues against three others. Senator Teofisto Guingona III, chairman of the committee, cited in contempt: – Binay’s finance officer Gerardo Limlingan – […]

21.05.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Climate change a top US security issue: Obama

Climate change a top US security issue: Obama

By Jerome Cartillier Washington, United States (AFP)  – US President Barack Obama warned in a speech on Wednesday that the threat from global warming poses a national risk rivaling that of terrorism, and should be seen as a top security priority. In a commencement address for new graduates of the US Coast Guard Academy, Obama […]

21.05.2015 · Filled under: Environment, U.S. News ·
PHL US Millennium Challenge Corporation reaffirm strong partnership

PHL US Millennium Challenge Corporation reaffirm strong partnership

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a meeting at the Headquarters of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) in Washington D.C. on 14 May 2015, MCC Chief Executive Officer Dana Hyde and Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman of the Philippine Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) reaffirmed the strong partnership between the Philippine Government and MCC. Secretary Soliman noted that the partnership contributes […]

21.05.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Burger King introduces Canada to its Chicken Fries

Burger King introduces Canada to its Chicken Fries

(Relaxnews) – They’ve conquered the US, and now Burger King’s Chicken Fries are being rolled out in restaurants across CANADA. The new menu item, which features white meat chicken coated in a light crispy breading seasoned with savory spices and herbs, is being supported by a cheeky campaign that chronicles the budding affair between a love-hungry […]

20.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Online ·
Los Angeles City Council approves $15 minimum wage

Los Angeles City Council approves $15 minimum wage

LOS ANGELES – This week, the Los Angeles City Council voted 14-1 to raise the minimum wage in Los Angeles to $15.00 an hour by 2020, plus an additional one-year “phase in” period for small businesses, bringing all workers to $15.00 by 2021. Councilmember Paul Krekorian played a leading role in shaping the legislation. “This is […]

20.05.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
MNLF chairman asks Congress: Pass BBL now

MNLF chairman asks Congress: Pass BBL now

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The chairman of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) central committee on Monday asked for the immediate passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law. In an address at the Senate public hearing on the BBL, MNLF central committee chairman Datu Abul Khayr Alonto said they stand with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) […]

20.05.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
No politics for Dingdong in 2016

No politics for Dingdong in 2016

MANILA (Mabuhay) — After being named one of the senatorial bets of the Liberal Party (LP), Dingdong Dantes clarifies that he is not running for any position in the 2016 elections. Together with Dingdong, LP also listed Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista, Manila Vice Mayor Isko Moreno and MMDA chair Francis Tolentino, among others. “Karapatan […]

20.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Wicked Cyclone hybrid roller coaster opens on US East Coast

Wicked Cyclone hybrid roller coaster opens on US East Coast

(Relaxnews) – Theme park Six Flags New England has launched its new, hotly anticipated roller coaster Wicked Cyclone. One of only a handful of hybrid coasters in the world, meaning it is made from both steel and wood, the ride is said to convey “the powerful force of Mother Nature.” It stands 10 storeys high, […]

20.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Online ·
Paul & Joe brings Spanish flair to its Summer 2015 makeup line

Paul & Joe brings Spanish flair to its Summer 2015 makeup line

(Relaxnews) – Paul & Joe Beauty is paying tribute to Spain and its steamy summer nights with the new Midnight Sangria makeup line, which goes on sale this June. Everything in this new collection calls to mind the land of flamenco dancing and sangria, from the luminous colors and sumptuous textures to the packaging and […]

20.05.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Lifestyle ·
Why some disgruntled Danish chefs are tired of label ‘New Nordic Cuisine’

Why some disgruntled Danish chefs are tired of label ‘New Nordic Cuisine’

(Relaxnews) – There’s growing unrest among Danish chefs. Some of the same players who helped draft a culinary manifesto about 10 years ago and codify the pillars of New Nordic Cuisine are growing disgruntled and irritated at the term they helped define, reads a lengthy, introspective blog post from the Nordic Food Lab, a group composed of […]

20.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
White House gets busy to save the bees

White House gets busy to save the bees

(Washington-AFP) – The White House unveiled Tuesday a plan to reverse an alarming decline in the populations of bees and other pollinators that play a critical role in agriculture and the environment. Honey bee pollination alone adds $15 billion in value to US crops each year, wrote John Holdren, one of President Barack Obama’s main […]

20.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Food & Dining ·
Elite athletes’ brains 82% faster: study

Elite athletes’ brains 82% faster: study

(London, United Kingdom-AFP) – Elite athletes are blessed with an area of the brain that performs 82 percent faster than average under intense pressure, a study published on Wednesday claims. A series of tests commissioned by Dunlop Tyres in conjunction with University College London (UCL) found that extreme sportsmen and women performed significantly better under […]

20.05.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
PHL prepared to help boatpeople

PHL prepared to help boatpeople

Manila, Philippines (AFP) Tuesday 5/19/2015 – The Philippines said Tuesday it was ready to help Rohingya and Bangladeshi boatpeople, as its Southeast Asian neighbours faced outrage for turning them away. The Philippines is obliged to help the migrants, many of whom are fleeing persecution, because it is party to the 1951 United Nations convention on […]

20.05.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Omega-3s may boost cognitive flexibility in at-risk older adults

Omega-3s may boost cognitive flexibility in at-risk older adults

(Relaxnews) – A study by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has found that for adults at risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer’s, consuming more omega-3 fatty acids could have a positive effect of cognitive flexibility. Looking at 40 cognitively healthy older adults between the ages of 65 and 75 who were carriers of the gene […]

20.05.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Thousands of Californians with private insurance guaranteed access to free preventive services

Thousands of Californians with private insurance guaranteed access to free preventive services

In California an estimated 15,867,909 individuals, including 6,324,503 women and 3,351,780 children, have private health insurance that covers recommended preventive services without cost sharing, according to a new ASPE Data Point from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Under the Affordable Care Act, most health plans are required to provide coverage for recommended […]

19.05.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Services, U.S. News ·
French Open: Dress like the best, ladies, no matter how you serve

French Open: Dress like the best, ladies, no matter how you serve

(Relaxnews) – Dressing the part is the first step towards improving your game, and the greats know what works in terms of the best fabrics and materials when it comes to choosing their gear and clothes. We’re giving you a sneak peek at what they’ll be wearing in Paris for the French Open, which gets […]

Oreo looks to S’mores for new cookie flavor

Oreo looks to S’mores for new cookie flavor

(Relaxnews) – Cookie lovers will be pleased to hear the sweet news that Oreo is releasing a limited edition S’mores flavored snack this week. The treats will hit shelves in the US on May 22, Time reports, and will comprise a chocolate marshmallow filling sandwiched between two graham crackers. Oreo has a long history of […]

19.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
David Bowie releasing limited edition ‘Let’s Dance’ vinyl

David Bowie releasing limited edition ‘Let’s Dance’ vinyl

(Relaxnews) – In honor of the arrival of “David Bowie is” in Melbourne, David Bowie is releasing an exclusive, limited edition 7″ of his 1983 single “Let’s Dance.” The yellow vinyl edition will be out on July 16 as an exclusive to the Australian Centre For The Moving Image (ACMI) in Melbourne, which will be […]

19.05.2015 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
American TV legend David Letterman bids farewell

American TV legend David Letterman bids farewell

(New York-AFP) – The king of late-night American television, David Letterman, broadcasts his final show Wednesday, ending a 33-year run of unpredictable, caustic comedy that set him apart. The longest-serving nighttime talk show host in US TV with more than 6,000 shows to his name, 68-year-old Letterman has been honored with tributes in US media, […]

19.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Cannes beauty trends: cat eyes, smoky eyes and luscious lips

Cannes beauty trends: cat eyes, smoky eyes and luscious lips

(Relaxnews) – After keeping things natural and subtle at the start of the Cannes Film Festival (headbands, nude makeup), celebrities broke out their more glamorous beauty looks over the weekend. The gaze is emphasized by smoky shadow or cat eye liner, while classic red hues and shiny glosses bring out the lips. While designer gowns […]

Catanduanes Int’l Association 24th Anniversary and 9th Grand Reunion Aug. 7

Catanduanes Int’l Association 24th Anniversary and 9th Grand Reunion Aug. 7

The Catanduanes International Association (CIA), Inc. will celebrate its 24th Anniversary and 9th Grand Reunion on August 7 to 9, 2015 at the Hilton Hotel Pasadena, Los Angeles, CA.  This year’s festivities are being sponsored by Catanduanes USA(CAUSA)/LA Chapter. This 3-day event will be highlighted with “Western Style Night”, “Grand Gala Night Hollywood Style and “Mass and Picnic.” Be […]

19.05.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Discharge  the second mortgage and keep the house!

Discharge the second mortgage and keep the house!

Discharging a Deed of Trust in bankruptcy! A second or third mortgage can be stripped off the title of your home, and discharged as unsecured debt in a chapter 13 bankruptcy. Imagine, your house is worth less than you owe, and now you can strip part of what you owe and still keep the property. […]

19.05.2015 · Filled under: Atty. Paul M. Allen, Columnists, Legal Matters, Services ·
SCE celebrates Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

SCE celebrates Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

ROSEMEAD, Calif. – Southern California Edison (SCE) today celebrates its business and community partnerships in the Asian community at its 10th annual Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month Celebration at SCE’s Energy Education Center in Irwindale. Ted Craver, chairman, president and CEO of Edison International, the parent company of SCE, will speak at the event, which brings […]

18.05.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News, Services ·
Go after allies linked to corruption too, bishop reminds Aquino

Go after allies linked to corruption too, bishop reminds Aquino

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A senior Catholic Church official this week reminded President Benigno Aquino III to go after his political allies if they are linked to corruption. Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo urged the President to show his anti-corruption resolve in the pork barrel scam amid reports some of his party mates are involved. “They […]

18.05.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
US Republicans pass $3.8 trillion 2016 budget

US Republicans pass $3.8 trillion 2016 budget

By Michael Mathes Washington, United States (AFP)  – The Republican-led US Congress passed a 2016 budget Tuesday, a largely symbolic policy document which if fully enacted would balance federal spending and slash $5 trillion in social, education and health programs over the next decade. The $3.871 trillion blueprint for the year beginning October 1, 2015, […]

18.05.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Worldwide box office: ‘Avengers’ leads for third straight week

Worldwide box office: ‘Avengers’ leads for third straight week

(Relaxnews) – “Avengers: Age of Ultron” emerged the leader at the worldwide box office for the weekend ending May 17, marking a three-week winning streak. According to Rentrak, the superhero movie took $223.8 million worldwide over the course of the weekend, for cumulative takings of more than $1.1 billion. In second was “Mad Max: Fury […]

18.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·