Carla Abellana thinks Sarah G is ‘so beautiful’

Carla Abellana thinks Sarah G is ‘so beautiful’

Sarah Geronimo seems to have found a new fan in Kapuso actress Carla Abellana. On Instagram, Abellana shared a picture of the Geronimo with the caption: “My God, you are so beautiful Sarah Geronimo.” The black and white photo posted by Abellana shows Geronimo wearing a fashionable coat and a scarf. As of writing, the […]

17.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
James Reid serious about learning Tagalog

James Reid serious about learning Tagalog

James Reid is keen on improving his Tagalog language skills, especially now that he and his onscreen partner, Nadine Lustre, are set to headline their own television series. The half-Australian Reid said he considers his latest movie “Para sa Hopeless Romantic” as very challenging. “Sa movie na ‘to, puro Tagalog. Walang English as in zero […]

17.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
VP Binay camp says leak of CA freeze order ‘malicious’

VP Binay camp says leak of CA freeze order ‘malicious’

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay on Wednesday described as malicious the leakage of the freeze order issued by the Court of Appeals on the bank accounts and insurance policies of the Vice President and his allies. “The malicious leakage of the purported Court of Appeals order by Ernesto Mercado to […]

17.05.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
US raises pressure as more grim Asian migrant tales emerge

US raises pressure as more grim Asian migrant tales emerge

By Nurdin Hasan Langsa, Indonesia (AFP)  – Washington raised the pressure on Southeast Asia to open its ports to boatpeople on Saturday after migrants described a terrifying battle for survival between Rohingya and Bangladeshi passengers as their shunned vessel sank off Indonesia. The US State Department said John Kerry had phoned his Thai counterpart “to […]

17.05.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Xi tells Kerry: Pacific Ocean big enough for China and US

Xi tells Kerry: Pacific Ocean big enough for China and US

Beijing, China (AFP) Sunday 5/17/2015 – China’s relationship with the US is “stable” despite tensions in the South China Sea, President Xi Jinping told top American diplomat John Kerry Sunday, adding that the Pacific Ocean is “vast enough” for both powers, state media said. Xi met with Kerry in Beijing as tensions between the world’s […]

17.05.2015 · Filled under: World News ·
American citizenship through the U.S. Army

American citizenship through the U.S. Army

MAVNI stands for Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest, a program of the United States Army that aims to recruit and allow enlistment of certain legal non-immigrant aliens with foreign language and cultural capabilities. Successful applicants and recruits are required to process for expedited U.S. Naturalization. Here are 10 things to know: 1. Who […]

17.05.2015 · Filled under: Services ·
Watches: Vacheron Constantin presents trio of ‘Temple of Flora’ timepieces

Watches: Vacheron Constantin presents trio of ‘Temple of Flora’ timepieces

(Relaxnews) – The Swiss watchmaker has added three new models to its “Métiers d’Art Florilège” collection. Their illustrations are reproductions of paintings and engravings in Robert John Thornton’s 1799 botanical masterpiece “Temple of Flora.” Three very limited edition timepieces are available. These three new models are inspired by three plants referenced in the Robert John […]

17.05.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Top notes: Yves Saint Laurent and Jimmy Choo win over the Fragrance Foundation Awards

Top notes: Yves Saint Laurent and Jimmy Choo win over the Fragrance Foundation Awards

(Relaxnews) – The most phenomenal perfumes in the business were honored at the 23rd annual Fragrance Foundation Awards in London this week. Known as the ‘Oscars’ of the fragrance industry, the awards comprised 18 different categories. “Black Opium” by Yves Saint Laurent won the coveted Best New Fragrance for Women prize and “Jimmy Choo Man” […]

17.05.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
‘Most American Thickburger’ adds hot dogs, potato chips

‘Most American Thickburger’ adds hot dogs, potato chips

(Relaxnews) – Sibling restaurant chains Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s are rolling out a 1/3lb beefburger bun that comes with a bed of potato chips, a layer of salad, and a split hot dog sausage on melted cheese. It’s a tweaked version of a patty sandwich that has previously been known as a Fourth of July […]

17.05.2015 · Filled under: 4th of July, Destinations, Food & Dining, Holidays ·
Where to get your thrill on for theme park season 2015

Where to get your thrill on for theme park season 2015

(Relaxnews) – For thrillseekers jonesing for a quick hit of adrenaline and families seeking some G-rated fun, summer can’t come fast enough as it heralds the debut of theme park season. From the world’s first onboard magnetically-powered roller coaster, to the largest observation wheel on the East Coast, here’s a look at some of the […]

17.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Elvis tour bus sells for nearly $270,000 in New York

Elvis tour bus sells for nearly $270,000 in New York

(AFP) – A custom-designed tour bus bought by Rock ‘n’ Roll King Elvis Presley for his back-up band in 1976 sold at auction in New York Saturday for $268,000, organizers said. Elvis’s “Takin’ Care of Business” and lightning bolt motto is emblazoned on the bodywork, although its soft furnishings have since been refitted in dusty […]

17.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
New Bobbi Brown collection inspired by Telluride

New Bobbi Brown collection inspired by Telluride

(Relaxnews) – After a spring collection inspired by the hot hues of Florida, the cosmetics brand looked to Colorado’s San Juan Mountains for its new summer makeup line. While most brands go with more intense and vibrant colors for summer, Bobbi Brown is setting itself apart with a range of metallic shades calling to mind […]

17.05.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Consulate launches iRehistro online application for PHL docs

Consulate launches iRehistro online application for PHL docs

14 May 2015 – The Philippine Consulate General launches the iREHISTRO Online Application Form Accomplishment and Submission. All Filipino citizens, at least 18 years old on May 09, 2016 and not otherwise disqualified by law, who expect to vote during the 2016 Presidential Elections may avail of the iREHISTRO system to apply for registration as […]

15.05.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
Aegis to perform in concert, Sept. 19 at Pala

Aegis to perform in concert, Sept. 19 at Pala

PALA, CA  – AEGIS, one of the Philippines’ top pop rock and pinoy rock groups, will perform in concert at 7 p.m., Saturday, September 19, in Club Infinity at Pala Casino Spa & Resort. AEGIS was formed in 1995 and has topped the Filipino charts with “Luha” (Tears), “Halik” (Kiss) and “Basang-basa sa Ulan” (Drenched […]

15.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Portman to star as Jackie Kennedy in new film: Variety

Portman to star as Jackie Kennedy in new film: Variety

(AFP) – Natalie Portman will star in a biopic of former US first lady Jackie Kennedy that covers the four days after her husband’s assassination, trade magazine Variety reported on Thursday. The film, “Jackie”, starts at the point when US president John F. Kennedy was shot dead in November 1963. “” ‘Jackie’ talks about the […]

14.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
SmartPlate, a connected plate to help your diet

SmartPlate, a connected plate to help your diet

(Relaxnews) – This intelligent plate, currently in development, does the calorie counting for its users, analyzes how quickly they are eating and can even warn them when they surpass their recommended daily intake. With the World Health Organization (WHO) doing its best to warn that obesity is a real public health epidemic, the SmartPlate, the […]

Out on a limb: Octopus inspires medical robotics

Out on a limb: Octopus inspires medical robotics

(AFP) – Scientists in Italy said Thursday they had devised a prototype arm inspired by the octopus that may one day lead to minimally-invasive robotic surgery. Like the octopus’ limb, the slender remote-controlled gadget can extend and bend and be either soft or rigid, the goal being to enable surgery in the abdomen and other […]

Congen joins Santacruzan at Los Angeles Cathedral

Congen joins Santacruzan at Los Angeles Cathedral

Los Angeles – The officers and staff of the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles joined the 11th Archdiocesan Filipino Marian Celebration of “Santacruzan” held last May 9 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles. Most Rev. Myloi Hubert Vergara, D.D.,  Bishop of Pasig, led the Eucharistic celebration with the auxiliary […]

14.05.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Green is the new black: sustainable beauty gets a boost in New York

Green is the new black: sustainable beauty gets a boost in New York

(Relaxnews) – Green is beautiful, if the buzz surrounding the upcoming Sustainable Cosmetics Summit in New York is anything to go by. As the beauty industry makes a conscious effort to smarten up its act regarding sustainable ingredients, the sixth edition of the annual summit will examine everything from environmentally friendly products to marketing techniques […]

14.05.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Environment ·
How to dine and donate to Nepalese rescue efforts

How to dine and donate to Nepalese rescue efforts

(Relaxnews) – From restaurant titan Jean-Georges Vongerichten to local ‘ma and pa’ restaurateurs, the international food community is mobilizing to help the victims of the devastating earthquakes in Nepal by allowing diners to eat a good meal and donate to rescue and recovery efforts at the same time. Here’s a look at participating restaurants around […]

14.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
H&M to launch beauty line this fall

H&M to launch beauty line this fall

(Relaxnews) – Clothes giant H&M is launching a beauty and makeup line, which will hit some 900 stores worldwide this fall. The company announced on Tuesday that the new H&M Beauty concept will offer more than 700 products spanning body and hair, beauty accessories and makeup. A premium line and sustainable products certified by Ecocert […]

13.05.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
LA celebrates TAP Water Day to highlight benefits of city’s clean drinking water

LA celebrates TAP Water Day to highlight benefits of city’s clean drinking water

LOS ANGELES – City and federal officials have announced the first annual Tap Water Day LA at the Balboa Sports Center in Encino, celebrating Los Angeles’ clean, reliable drinking water. Los Angeles Deputy Mayor Barbara Romero, Chief Sustainability Office Matt Petersen, and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) Director of Water Quality Albert Gastelum were […]

12.05.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Happenings, Local News ·
Anne Hathaway booked for monster movie ‘Colossal’

Anne Hathaway booked for monster movie ‘Colossal’

(Relaxnews) – Screen star Anne Hathaway is to take the main role in “Colossal,” a monster movie with a difference. Her character, Gloria, moves back to her hometown after a New York job and marriage plans both fall through. On the other side of the Pacific Ocean, a giant lizard rampages through Tokyo, an event […]

12.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Philippines to announce national rules for ride-sharing

Philippines to announce national rules for ride-sharing

(Manila-AFP) – The Philippines has become the first country to come up with national rules governing Uber and other ride-sharing services, the transport department said Tuesday, following criticism of the industry as unsafe and unregulated. The transport department will on Wednesday publicly issue the new country-wide guidelines for the likes of Uber and GrabTaxi, a […]

12.05.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Home & Garden, Online, Philippine News ·
Brain health benefits of Mediterranean diet confirmed by new study

Brain health benefits of Mediterranean diet confirmed by new study

(Relaxnews) – A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine provides new evidence that a diet rich in olive oil, nuts, fish, fruit, vegetables and legumes may reduce the risk of cognitive decline. Since the 1980s, a number of experts have highlighted the various health benefits of the Mediterranean diet, which emphasizes regular consumption of fish, […]

12.05.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Vegemite with chocolate? It’s no smear campaign

Vegemite with chocolate? It’s no smear campaign

(Sydney-AFP) – Confectionery-maker Cadbury said Friday it has created a new taste sensation by combining its well-loved milk chocolate with an unusual flavour — Australia’s famous, sharply-savoury spread Vegemite. Cadbury Australia said the new product was “surprisingly delicious” and one of four new flavour combinations to hit the shelves in coming weeks — along with […]

11.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Angelina Jolie’s ‘By the Sea’ set for November

Angelina Jolie’s ‘By the Sea’ set for November

(Relaxnews) – Written, directed by and co-starring Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie alongside husband Brad Pitt, romantic drama “By the Sea” is heading for a November 13 release. The US date is accompanied by a new image which shows Jolie and Pitt, a real-world married couple, as holidaying wife and husband Vanessa and Roland. A location […]

11.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Lip service: get Kylie Jenner’s pout minus the injections

Lip service: get Kylie Jenner’s pout minus the injections

(Relaxnews) – Kylie Jenner is all over the news at the moment after finally admitting that her overstated pout is down to dermal lip fillers rather than clever makeup. But don’t despair — it is still possible to get fuller chops armed with a few products and a couple of beauty tricks. Here’s how: The […]

11.05.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Ford debuts new 2016 Mustang packages

Ford debuts new 2016 Mustang packages

(Relaxnews) – Ford unveiled two new packages on Monday for the 2016 model of its iconic Mustang, which will bring back a few staples from its heritage. The “California Special” offers both coupe and convertible owners a myriad of add-ons like 19-inch aluminum wheels finished in black, hood and side racing stripes, leather trim with […]

11.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Lily James set for “The Kaiser’s Last Kiss”

Lily James set for “The Kaiser’s Last Kiss”

(Relaxnews) – “Cinderella” star Lily James will take a lead role opposite Christopher Plummer in “The Kaiser’s Last Kiss,” a period drama of romantic subterfuge. She’s to become a member of the Dutch resistance during World War II, disguised as a housemaid and sent to Kaiser Wilhelm II (Plummer, “Beginners”) under orders from the British […]

11.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Apple announces Chinese forest management project

Apple announces Chinese forest management project

(Relaxnews) – Cupertino’s mobile tech company Apple is looking to bolster the production of renewable resources through partnership with the World Wildlife Fund. A multi-year forestland project with the WWF is to protect up to 1 million acres that provide fiber for pulp, paper and wood products. “Forests, like energy, can be renewable resources,” said […]

11.05.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Seeking Hispanic vote, Hillary Clinton defends illegal immigrants

Seeking Hispanic vote, Hillary Clinton defends illegal immigrants

By Ivan Couronne Washington, United States (AFP)  – The 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States don’t vote, but they have children, siblings or cousins that do, and Hillary Clinton is courting their support. The Democratic presidential candidate has singled out immigration as a key campaign issue in her bid for the White House […]

11.05.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
No trash talk, but PHL, Canada to launch free-trade negotiations

No trash talk, but PHL, Canada to launch free-trade negotiations

Montreal, Canada (AFP)   – Canada and the Philippines announced they will begin discussions over increasing commerce between the two nations by lowering trade barriers, officials from the two governments said Friday in Ottawa. The negotiations are part of a push by Canada to develop bilateral economic agreements in Asia as progress has slowed on […]

11.05.2015 · Filled under: World News ·
No more rematch with ‘sore loser’ Pacquiao, says Mayweather

No more rematch with ‘sore loser’ Pacquiao, says Mayweather

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Floyd Mayweather has branded Manny Pacquiao a “sore loser” and a coward and says he won’t delay his planned retirement to grant the Philippine icon a rematch next year, in an apparent U-turn. And he dismissed Pacquiao’s claim that he had been carrying an injury in Saturday’s one-sided win for Mayweather, the […]

11.05.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News, Sports & Recreation ·
Heart Evangelista, mom reconcile?

Heart Evangelista, mom reconcile?

Mother’s Day is shaping up to be extra special for Heart Evangelista this year. Just days before Mother’s Day, which this year falls on May 10, Evangelista posted a photo of her mother Cecile Ongpauco teaching her how to make polvoron. Photo from Heart Evangelista’s Instagram “Nothing beats learning moms secret recipes,” the actress wrote, […]

11.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Aquino appoints new Sandiganbayan associate justice

Aquino appoints new Sandiganbayan associate justice

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Aquino has appointed Assistant Solicitor General Sarah Jane Fernandez as associate justice of the Sandiganbayan. Malacañang said the appointment papers of Fernandez, dated May 8 and signed by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr., has been sent to Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Fernandez will replace Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Gregory […]

11.05.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Bayron wins Puerto Princesa recall election

Bayron wins Puerto Princesa recall election

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY  (Mabuhay) – At 7:15 a.m. Saturday, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) here proclaimed incumbent Mayor Lucilo Bayron as the winner of the recall poll versus former mayor Edward Hagedorn. Bayron, who gathered 44,299 (53 percent) votes versus Hagedorn’s 39,002 (47 percent) was proclaimed frontrunner by Atty. Gloria G. Ramos-Petallo, provincial election supervisor […]

11.05.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Lawsuits pile up over Pacquiao injury

Lawsuits pile up over Pacquiao injury

By Rebecca Bryan Los Angeles, United States (AFP)    – Call it the fallout of the century. More disgruntled fight fans are going to court with their complaints, suing Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao and others for failing to disclose a shoulder injury prior to his “Fight of the Century” against Floyd Mayweather. A class-action […]

08.05.2015 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation, U.S. News ·
Thousands of LA Students ‘Unite for the Ocean’ in this Year’s Kids Ocean Day

Thousands of LA Students ‘Unite for the Ocean’ in this Year’s Kids Ocean Day

Some students to visit the ocean for first time on May 14, 2015 Kids Ocean Day is the culmination of a year-round school assembly program by the Malibu Foundation for Environmental Education to teach school kids about how litter flows from our neighborhoods to the ocean, thereby killing marine life and polluting food resources. To enhance the lesson, more than […]

08.05.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Happenings, Local News ·
PHL alarmed over China’s threats in high seas

PHL alarmed over China’s threats in high seas

PAF planes warned by Chinese vessels in disputed areas Manila, Philippines (AFP) Thursday 5/7/2015 – The Philippines expressed alarm Thursday over what it said were escalating Chinese efforts to drive off Filipino aircraft from a disputed South China Sea island garrisoned by Manila, in dangerous confrontations. Rear Admiral Alexander Lopez said seven Filipino patrol planes […]

07.05.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Senate resolution commending Pacquiao filed

Senate resolution commending Pacquiao filed

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Despite his loss in his fight against Floyd Mayweather, a senator still wants to commend Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao “for his greatness inside and outside the ring.” Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito filed Senate Resolution No. 1307 entitled “Resolution Commending the People’s Champ Congressman Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao for his exceptional performance during […]

07.05.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News, Sports & Recreation ·
Parker Sawyers to portray young US President Obama in “Southside With You”

Parker Sawyers to portray young US President Obama in “Southside With You”

(Relaxnews) – Actor Parker Sawyers has been cast to play US President Barack Obama in the romantic drama “Southside With You,” joining Tika Sumpter, who will play First Lady Michelle Obama. Set in 1989, when President Obama was an associate working at a law firm who took a liking to lawyer Michelle Robinson, reports Variety, […]

07.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Why Rica Peralejo left showbiz

Why Rica Peralejo left showbiz

Former actress Rica Peralejo said she is enjoying her life now as a mother and a blogger. Peralejo explained that she made it a point to temporarily leave show business to focus on her family. She married Christian pastor Joseph Bonifacio in 2010 and gave birth to Philip Nathaniel in 2014. “Nag-isip-isip lang ako na […]

07.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
German-born engineer from US space team dies

German-born engineer from US space team dies

(AFP) – Oscar Holderer, the last known engineer who left Germany after World War II to work on the US space program, died at the age of 95. Holderer, who worked alongside aerospace-legend Wernher von Braun, was part of “Operation Paperclip” that moved hundreds of engineers from defeated Germany to the US right after the […]

07.05.2015 · Filled under: Home & Garden, International Stars, U.S. News ·
New York issues first license for Bitcoin exchange

New York issues first license for Bitcoin exchange

(AFP) – New York’s powerful banking regulator announced Thursday its first license for a Bitcoin exchange, extending its influence over the growing but little-regulated virtual currency industry. New York City-based itBit Trust Co. was the first company dealing in so-called crypto-currency to receive a trust license from the state Department of Financial Services (DFS). ItBit […]

07.05.2015 · Filled under: News ·
Reese Witherspoon launches fashion and lifestyle venture Draper James

Reese Witherspoon launches fashion and lifestyle venture Draper James

(Relaxnews) – Reese Witherspoon is a woman with her fingers in many pies, and now she can add fashion to her array of professions. The actress has launched a retail website called “Draper James” to indulge her love of style and promote her Southern US heritage. The site offers clothing, accessories and home décor, with […]

07.05.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
Blake Lively to star in New Woody Allen film

Blake Lively to star in New Woody Allen film

(Relaxnews) – Deadline reports that the actress is the latest high-profile name linked with the veteran filmmaker’s next cinematic project. As is standard operating procedure, nothing is known about the next Woody Allen project, other than it’s in development and that alongside Bruce Willis, Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart, it will now also feature Blake Lively. Woody […]

07.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
First Princess Charlotte souvenirs on sale in Britain

First Princess Charlotte souvenirs on sale in Britain

(London-AFP) – The first souvenirs commemorating the birth of Princess Charlotte were rolling off the production lines on Wednesday, in a race to fill London tourist shops and meet online orders. The family-run business “Prince William Pottery” in Liverpool, northwest England, began printing mugs as quick as possible to meet demand, working with existing designs […]

07.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
Bill Clinton will keep giving speeches to ‘pay our bills’

Bill Clinton will keep giving speeches to ‘pay our bills’

Monrovia, Liberia (AFP)  – Former US president Bill Clinton said in an interview that aired Monday he will keep giving lucrative speeches “to pay our bills” while wife Hillary Clinton runs for the White House. Defending his charity work on a trip to Africa, Clinton said Hillary told him no foreign official has sought to […]

07.05.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Ex-HP chief Fiorina, Dr. Carson bring diversity to 2016 GOP race

Ex-HP chief Fiorina, Dr. Carson bring diversity to 2016 GOP race

By Michael Mathes Washington, United States (AFP)  – The 2016 presidential field expanded by two Monday with the addition of former Hewlett Packard boss Carly Fiorina and conservative neurosurgeon Ben Carson, adding diversity to the race for the Republican nomination. They join three conservative US senators already on the campaign trail—Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco […]

07.05.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Voter IDs for registered Filipinos now at the Consulate

Voter IDs for registered Filipinos now at the Consulate

Los Angeles, 06 May 2015 – The Consulate wishes to inform voters who filed their applications for voter registration from 2009 to 2012, that the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) has issued their Voter ID.  They may personally (or through their authorized representative) claim their IDs at the Overseas Voter Registration window (Window 2) of the […]

07.05.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
‘Jasmine’ and ‘Twinsters’ take top honors at 2015 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

‘Jasmine’ and ‘Twinsters’ take top honors at 2015 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

Los Angeles, CA – The 2015 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) held its closing ceremony with Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature JASMINE directed by Dax Phelan. The festival’s Best Director award was given to Jennifer Phang for her film “Advantageous.” Jasmine was also recognized by additional four awards – best cinematography […]

07.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Local News ·
“Comedy Bang! Bang!” renewed for season five

“Comedy Bang! Bang!” renewed for season five

(Relaxnews) – Fans of the series hosted by comedian and podcaster Scott Aukerman would delight in a fifth installment worthy of 20 episodes on the channel dedicated to independent films (IFC). More knee-slapping banter will begin in 2016, according to Deadline Hollywood, who spotted thestory. To see what all the fuss is about, the current […]

05.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Mayweather ignores jeers in moment of triumph

Mayweather ignores jeers in moment of triumph

By Rebecca Bryan Las Vegas, United States (AFP)   – Floyd Mayweather shrugged off the jeers which greeted his victory over Manny Pacquiao and wasted no time in taunting his detractors. After hugging his father and trainer Floyd Sr, the unbeaten welterweight king clambered onto the ropes of the ring, banged his fist on his […]

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 together Asian businesses and community […]

05.05.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
Consulate  hosts presentation on innovators of e-Jeepney and social products

Consulate hosts presentation on innovators of e-Jeepney and social products

Los Angeles – The Philippine Consulate General hosted a presentation on “The Future of the Philippines” featuring innovators behind the startups of e-Jeepney and Social Products (black and red rice cultivated in Cotabato) on 23 April 2015. Mr. Justin Garrido of Social Project.PH, a non-profit organization pushing social entrepreneurship as a sustainable means to alleviate poverty, jumpstarted the EVENT with the introduction of Mindanao Black Rice, reckoned to […]

05.05.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Obama says ‘vital’ that truth come out on Gray death

Obama says ‘vital’ that truth come out on Gray death

Washington, United States (AFP)  – US President Barack Obama said Friday it was “absolutely vital” that the truth come out about the death of an African American man in Baltimore from injuries sustained while in police custody, after six officers were charged. “It is absolutely vital that the truth comes out on what happened to […]

04.05.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Erich to join cast of ‘Forevermore’

Erich to join cast of ‘Forevermore’

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Actress Erich Gonzales will join cast of ABS-CBN’s hit series “Forevermore”, which stars Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano. On Instagram, Star Magic posted a photo of Gonzales as they confirmed that the actress will be part of the series. “The road to Forevermore becomes more and more exciting as @erichgg makes special […]

04.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Mayweather beats Pacquiao to join greats

Mayweather beats Pacquiao to join greats

By Greg Heakes / Rebecca BRYAN Las Vegas, United States | AFP |   – Floyd Mayweather’s emphatic win over Manny Pacquiao sealed his status as a boxing great, but triggered an outcry in the Philippines and divided opinion amongst the sports legends. Feinting and dancing his way to a unanimous decision, Mayweather comfortably picked […]

04.05.2015 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation, U.S. News ·
Baby first royal affected by new succession laws

Baby first royal affected by new succession laws

(AFP) – The birth of Britain’s royal baby girl is a cause for celebration not just across the Commonwealth realms but also for campaigners as the princess benefits from an historic change in the succession laws. Prince William and his wife Kate’s daughter, who was born on Saturday, is the first major royal who cannot […]

04.05.2015 · Filled under: World News ·
Eighth episode of the Star Wars saga to shoot at legendary Pinewood Studios

Eighth episode of the Star Wars saga to shoot at legendary Pinewood Studios

(Relaxnews) – British politician George Osborne announced Monday via Twitter that the upcoming installment of the illustrious space saga will be filmed at the UK’s Pinewood Studios just outside of London. Because Monday, May 4 is a bank holiday in the UK, Pinewood Studios could not be reached for comment, according to the Hollywood Reporter who […]

04.05.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
The force is strong in the latest issue of Vanity Fair

The force is strong in the latest issue of Vanity Fair

(Relaxnews) – Annie Leibovitz shot cover for the new issue feautres Han Solo and Chewbacca alongside new characters Fin and Rey. With the exception of the official teaser and first trailer no official on-set images of stills of the “Force Awakens” shoot have been published, but that could all be about to change. For this […]

04.05.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Dior Cruise Collection to be presented at Pierre Cardin mansion on French Riviera

Dior Cruise Collection to be presented at Pierre Cardin mansion on French Riviera

(Relaxnews) – According to Women’s Wear Daily, the French luxury brand’s 2016 cruise collection will take to the runway at the Palais Bulles de Pierre Cardin, on the French Riviera on May 11. Purchased by famous French fashion designer Pierre Cardin in the early 1990s, the Palais Bulles, an immense atypical mansion on the Mediterranean coast […]

04.05.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
McDonald’s new strategy includes delivery and artisan chicken sandwiches

McDonald’s new strategy includes delivery and artisan chicken sandwiches

(Relaxnews) – Food delivery service. Sirloin burgers. And all-day breakfasts. Those are among some of the new changes and innovations that consumers could see as part of McDonald’s new restructuring strategy announced Monday. In a candid and forthright video message acknowledging their dismal sales record, McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook announced details of a major turnaround […]

04.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Britain’s baby princess named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

Britain’s baby princess named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

(London-AFP) – Prince William and his wife Kate have named their two-day-old baby Charlotte Elizabeth Diana and she will be known as Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, their Kensington Palace residence announced Monday. The names will be seen as a triple homage to her grandfather Prince Charles, great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II and William’s late mother Diana, […]

04.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, World News ·
Sarah G wants to return to school

Sarah G wants to return to school

Despite her success in showbiz, Sarah Geronimo admitted that she still wants to return to school. Geronimo was only 14 years old when she won the TV singing contest “Star for a Night,” which paved the way for her phenomenal rise in the entertainment industry. According to her Wikipedia entry, she finished high school at […]

04.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Britain’s baby princess meets the grandparents

Britain’s baby princess meets the grandparents

(London-AFP) – Prince William and his wife Kate showed off their new baby daughter to their loved ones on Sunday as they thanked people around the world for their messages of congratulations. Among the well-wishers was William’s brother Prince Harry, away serving with the Australian army, who said of the one-day-old princess: “She is absolutely […]

04.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, World News ·
More than 13 mln tourists visited Dubai in 2014

More than 13 mln tourists visited Dubai in 2014

(Dubai-AFP) – Dubai attracted more than 13 million visitors last year, official figures released on Monday showed, as the cash-flush emirate looks to reap the rewards of its growing tourism sector. A total of 13.2 million foreigners headed to Dubai in 2014, an increase of 8.2 percent compared with the previous year, its tourism department […]

04.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ beats ‘The Avengers’ overseas

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ beats ‘The Avengers’ overseas

(Relaxnews) – Despite three year’s worth of hype and momentum, “Avengers: Age of Ultron” couldn’t best “The Avengers” at the box office — until we look at how international audiences took to the action movie. On US soil, “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is the second biggest opening of all time with a $188m haul, falling […]

04.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Lucky winners picked to see Lani Misalucha live at Pechanga

Lucky winners picked to see Lani Misalucha live at Pechanga

Two lucky raffle winners will see Lani Misalucha perform live at Pechanga Resort & Casino on May 22, 2015. The winners, whose names were chosen from several raffle participants, are among the latest of lucky participants who have seen live concerts of Filipino artists in the prestigious resort located just south of Los Angeles. The raffle contest begun last […]

Palace: Manny remains our champion, inspiration

Palace: Manny remains our champion, inspiration

MANILA, May 3 (Mabuhay) — Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao may have lost in the ring, but he still managed to win the hearts of many for showing sportsmanship and staying humble. In a radio interview, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. said the country remains proud of its boxing champion because of the inspiration he […]

04.05.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News, Sports & Recreation ·
Mayweather outpoints Pacquiao, remains undefeated

Mayweather outpoints Pacquiao, remains undefeated

MANILA, May 3 (Mabuhay) – American superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. backed up his claim of being “The Best Ever” as he out-pointed Filipino fighter Manny Pacquiao to win the much-hyped “Fight of the Century” in front of a packed crowd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday (Sunday in Manila). Facing […]

04.05.2015 · Filled under: International Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
Fil-Ams hail community victory, vow to continue fight for traffic victim Mary Jane Veloso

Fil-Ams hail community victory, vow to continue fight for traffic victim Mary Jane Veloso

San Francisco, CA. – Filipino leaders and supporters from across the Bay Area gathered in Bayanihan Center to celebrate halting the scheduled execution of trafficked victim Mary Jane Veloso by the Indonesian government on April 28. Organized by the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON) and Migrante Northern California, the event was attended by community […]

04.05.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Nepal’s rich cultural heritage devastated by quake

Nepal’s rich cultural heritage devastated by quake

(AFP) – Sujan Shrestha says it breaks his heart to look at the piles of rubble that are all that remain of the ancient Nepalese temples where he has worshipped all his life. The 28-year-old shopkeeper grew up in a house just off Patan Durbar Square, a spectacular World Heritage site in the quake-hit Kathmandu […]

02.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, World News ·
Prince William’s wife Kate in labour

Prince William’s wife Kate in labour

(AFP) – Prince William’s wife Kate was admitted to hospital on Saturday in the early stages of labour with the couple’s eagerly-awaited second child, Kensington Palace said. “The Duchess of Cambridge was admitted at 6.00 hours to St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London and is in the early stages of labour,” the palace press office said […]

02.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, International Stars, World News ·
Cheers as sleeping princess welcomed into the world

Cheers as sleeping princess welcomed into the world

(London-AFP) – Cradled in her mother’s arms, Britain’s new sleeping princess was welcomed into the outside world Saturday with joyous cheers, a forest of camera phones and a sea of flags. It was both a traditional and very 21st-century moment as Prince William and his wife Kate emerged from the Lindo Wing doors at St […]

02.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, World News ·
Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Inc. awards Campaign for Filipino Children $95K grant

Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Inc. awards Campaign for Filipino Children $95K grant

This initiative of the Apl.de.ap Foundation International diagnoses, treats and prevents lifelong blindness among pre-term infants suffering from retinopathy of prematurity (Los Angeles, Calif.)  They were a small band of laymen bound by a holy brotherhood in arms to protect and defend Christians making the pilgrimage to the Holy City of Jerusalem. Their courage was eventually recognized […]

30.04.2015 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Happenings, Local News ·
Criminal charges may keep you out of Canada

Criminal charges may keep you out of Canada

I’m a US Citizen and I have married a Canadian lady in Los Angeles. I want to live in Canada and start the immigration processing but I am afraid that I will be denied. I was charged with a serious criminal offence four years ago. I am embarrassed about it but I did my time […]

29.04.2015 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
US senator Sanders to launch Democratic presidential bid: report

US senator Sanders to launch Democratic presidential bid: report

Washington, United States (AFP)  – One of America’s most liberal senators, Vermont’s Bernie Sanders, is reportedly expected to announce Thursday that he will seek the Democratic presidential nomination, presenting a challenge to Hillary Clinton from the party’s left flank. The 73-year-old Sanders, an independent who caucuses with Democrats but has described himself as a “socialist,” […]

29.04.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Beijing poised to take ‘de facto control’ of S. China Sea: PHL

Beijing poised to take ‘de facto control’ of S. China Sea: PHL

By Martin Abbugao Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | AFP |   – Beijing is poised to take “de facto control” of the South China Sea, the Philippines warned Sunday, but its call for a robust Southeast Asian response at a regional summit was shot down. Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei claim parts of the strategic […]

29.04.2015 · Filled under: Asian News ·
Michelle Madrigal returns to ABS-CBN

Michelle Madrigal returns to ABS-CBN

After being with GMA-7 for eight years, Michelle Madrigal is now back with ABS-CBN, the network which launched her as an actress. On Twitter, Madrigal posted a tweet last week where she hinted that she is finally set to go back to her “first family.” She said, unedited: “Thank you lord for an answered prayer. […]

29.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Dove asks what it means to be blind and beautiful

Dove asks what it means to be blind and beautiful

(Relaxnews) – How do you measure your own beauty when you’re blind or visually impaired? This is the question beauty brand Dove asked three Swedish women for the latest installment of its “Choose Beautiful” campaign. A short film called “Dove Blind Beauty” shows three visually impaired women talking about their own body image in relation […]

29.04.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
DKNY appoints new leadership for refresh

DKNY appoints new leadership for refresh

(Relaxnews) – Iconic US fashion house DKNY has announced the appointment of two new creative directors to take the brand into a new era. Creative duo Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne are now responsible for the brand’s new direction, effective immediately, according to Vogue UK. Between them, they are expected to oversee all collections and will […]

29.04.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Older cats may get seizures due to certain noises: study

Older cats may get seizures due to certain noises: study

(Miami, United States-AFP) – Older cats may get seizures after hearing certain loud, high-pitched sounds like keys rattling, tin foil crinkling, or a metal spoon banging against a food dish, researchers said Monday. Even sounds as ordinary as tapping on a computer keyboard, hammering a nail or the noise of a clucking tongue could set […]

29.04.2015 · Filled under: Home & Garden ·
Elvis’s planes staying put at Graceland

Elvis’s planes staying put at Graceland

(Washington-AFP) – Elvis Presley’s two personal jets are staying at Graceland, his estate said Monday, ending months of jitters among his legion of fans that they were about to be sold off. The Lisa Marie, a vintage Convair 880 airliner, and Hound Dog II, a Lockheed JetStar executive jet, have been on display at the […]

Facebook moving beyond messaging

Facebook moving beyond messaging

(Relaxnews) – Facebook has added video calling to its standalone Messenger app but the new feature is about so much more than simply helping friends see as well as speak to each other: it is also a glimpse into the future possibilities that social messaging can offer. Free video calling over a wi-fi network is […]

29.04.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
New Yorkers get two more ways to eat pantless at home

New Yorkers get two more ways to eat pantless at home

(Relaxnews) – The take-out scene in New York got a double boost on Tuesday, with major announcements from Uber and chef David Chang shaking up eat-in options for tired but gourmand locals who want to eat fine food in their sweatpants while watching the telly. First out of the gate was Uber, which announced plans […]

29.04.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
Sam Smith cancels Australia tour over vocal hemorrhage

Sam Smith cancels Australia tour over vocal hemorrhage

(New York-AFP) – Young singing sensation Sam Smith on Tuesday canceled the rest of an Australian tour after developing a hemorrhage on his vocal cords. The 22-year-old British singer, who has maintained a punishing touring schedule amid a meteoric rise in his career, said he has been “vocally exhausted for a while now.” He was […]

29.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Sister Cities Los Angeles and Makati Grand Gala Night  at The Omni Hotel May 3

Sister Cities Los Angeles and Makati Grand Gala Night at The Omni Hotel May 3

By Ed Rame “The increasing interconnectivity of nations in today’s global economy underscores the need for robust partnerships between communities around the world.  Organizations like Sister Cities Internationalfoster such relationships, increasing mutual knowledge and understanding between cities and cultures.  These collaborations promote collaboration and trust among citizens and nations, create opportunities for technological and economic innovation […]

28.04.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Pacquiao’s Mayweather tactic? ‘Use my left and right’

Pacquiao’s Mayweather tactic? ‘Use my left and right’

By Cecil Morella He may be the underdog Manny Pacquiao said Wednesday he has a simple tactic to beat American favorite Floyd Mayweather in history’s richest fight by two longtime rivals for the planet’s top “pound-for-pound” boxer crown. “Use my left and right (fists),” the Filipino boxing hero told reporters when asked how he planned […]

27.04.2015 · Filled under: International Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
PNoy, the mechanic? Aquino jokes about alternative job to avoid critics

PNoy, the mechanic? Aquino jokes about alternative job to avoid critics

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — To avoid his critics, President Benigno Aquino III is thinking of shifting careers from politics to mechanics. During a speech on Thursday before high school graduates who are beneficiaries of the Conditional Cash Transfer program, Aquino shared that a graduate of government’s technical-vocational program is already a mechanic in Australia, earning twice […]

27.04.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Gay parade held in Japan amid calls for same-sex marriage

Gay parade held in Japan amid calls for same-sex marriage

Sunday  (AFP) – Some 3,000 people marched in a gay pride parade in Tokyo on Sunday as calls grow for Japan to legalize same-sex marriage after a lesbian couple held a symbolic wedding ceremony. The crowd, mainly from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community as well as their supporters and sex workers, paraded […]

27.04.2015 · Filled under: Asian News ·
US sending disaster response team to Nepal

US sending disaster response team to Nepal

Washington, United States (AFP)  – The United States is sending a disaster response team to earthquake-hit Nepal and has authorized an initial $1 million to address immediate needs. A White House official said Saturday that President Barack Obama was briefed on the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake believed to have killed more than 1,200 people in […]

27.04.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Eula Caballero is growing smarter as an actress

Eula Caballero is growing smarter as an actress

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Having constantly heard herself being described as sweet and funny, Eula Caballero wonders if people actually mean she is foolish if too gullible. “Ewan ko kung bakit lahat nagsasabi sa akin nun. (Siguro akala) engot-engot yata ako. Baka pinagtatawanan ako sa likod ko, (saying), ‘Ang boba naman ng babaeng ito,’” she related, […]

27.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Christian Bautista to join politics?

Christian Bautista to join politics?

MANILA  (Mabuhay) -– Singer Christian Bautista revealed he has been asked to run for public office in his hometown in Cavite. Bautista, however, said that he is not keen on entering politics as of now. “Sa ngayon, mag-focus na lang ako dito sa non-profit [organization]. It’s the Lord’s will na lang kung mapupunta dun ang […]

27.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
California start-up to launch affordable genetic screening for breast/ovarian cancer

California start-up to launch affordable genetic screening for breast/ovarian cancer

(Relaxnews) – A start-up named Color Genomics has raised $15 million in funding to launch an affordable saliva test to screen for a genetic predisposition to breast and ovarian cancer. An estimated 5 to 10% of breast and ovarian cancers are hereditary, according to the National Cancer Institute at the NIH, and the genetic predisposition […]

27.04.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Cars that are already Apple Watch-ready

Cars that are already Apple Watch-ready

(Relaxnews) – Even before the launch of the much-hyped wearable, car makers were developing dedicated Apple Watch apps to allow owners to control certain car features remotely. BMW and Porsche are among the brands leading the charge. Also available for Android and iOS, the BMW i Remote is designed for owners of the BMW i3 […]

US Olympic hero Bruce Jenner hailed for coming out as transgender

US Olympic hero Bruce Jenner hailed for coming out as transgender

(AFP) – US Olympic champion turned reality TV star Bruce Jenner won praise Saturday from celebrities and activists for revealing he is transitioning from male to female, ending long-running speculation he identifies as a woman. In a highly anticipated, two-hour television interview aired Friday — hailed by transgender rights’ campaigners and his own Kardashian-linked family […]

27.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Chipotle burritos in the US are now free of GMOs

Chipotle burritos in the US are now free of GMOs

(Relaxnews) – Chipotle has become the first major restaurant chain in the US to serve foods that are free of genetically modified ingredients. After becoming the first national restaurant company to disclose the GMO ingredients in its menu two years ago, the premium burrito purveyor announced Monday that the transition to GMO-free foods in restaurants […]

Difficulty swallowing pills? A gel-based solution is in the works

Difficulty swallowing pills? A gel-based solution is in the works

(Relaxnews) – While it’s common to turn to liquid forms of a given medication if the thought of swallowing pills gives you the willies, UK scientists say they’ve discovered a gel-based system that’s more effective. Taken with a spoon just like the liquid kind, it delays the release of drugs, thereby maximizing their effect. Upon […]

27.04.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
World box office: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ ‘Furious 7,’ ‘The Left Ear’

World box office: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ ‘Furious 7,’ ‘The Left Ear’

(Relaxnews) – The opening of “Avengers: Age of Ultron” has dethroned “Furious 7” from atop the box office hit list, bringing in a massive $201 million during its first weekend outside of the United States, according to Rentrak. In what’s poised to become a summer box office hit, the comic book sequel debuted on April 22 […]

27.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Winning in the U.S. Army

Winning in the U.S. Army

She’s not your typical dalagang Pilipina – commonly used to describe women who are meek,  shy and delicate. In fact, United States Army Sargeant First Class (SFC) Melanie Domaoan Williams was strong, brave and opinionated enough to decide for herself that she wanted to be a soldier. She was recruited at a mall in Daly […]

27.04.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
‘No turning back in peace process,’ Coronel-Ferrer says

‘No turning back in peace process,’ Coronel-Ferrer says

WASHINGTON, D.C. – “We have gone this far in our peace process. There should be no turning back.” This was the message lead government peace negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer gave after receiving the Hillary Rodham Clinton Award for Advancing Women in Peace and Security on 22 April 2015 at the Georgetown University. “The Comprehensive Agreement on […]

27.04.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
PNoy to meet Abe in Japan amid countries’ territorial rows with China

PNoy to meet Abe in Japan amid countries’ territorial rows with China

MANILA (Mabuhay) — With both their countries locked in territorial disputes with China, President Benigno Aquino III will meet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Japan this June to discuss ways to enhance the states’ strategic partnership. The meeting will be part of Aquino’s state visit to Japan on June 2 to 5, on the […]

27.04.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Travel International Group celebrates 18 successful years in travel industry

Travel International Group celebrates 18 successful years in travel industry

Carson-based travel agency reaches 18-year milestone Travel International Group was a small, unknown travel company organized and established by travel industry experts Rick Enrique and Jane Stark on May 1, 1997.  Now, 18 years later, the company has grown into one of the most reliable and knowledgeable players in the travel industry with its trademark […]

27.04.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Happenings, Lifestyle, Local News, Services ·
FACLA celebrates platinum 70th year anniversary

FACLA celebrates platinum 70th year anniversary

Los Angeles – The Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) will celebrate its Platinum or 70th Anniversary this weekend, April 25 to 26, at the Social Hall at 1740 W. Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90026. FACLA President Austin Baul Jr said, Anniversary Committee Chairs Susan Oca and Linda Nery reported that the celebrations for April […]

24.04.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
1Heart Caregiver Services welcomes its first franchisee

1Heart Caregiver Services welcomes its first franchisee

Three months into officially marketing to the public its Franchise offering, 1Heart Caregiver Services awarded Kamran Ghasri as its first franchisee a protected territory in the Beverly Hills area. Mr. Ghasri has over 10 years of experience being a successful franchisee of a Printing company in the East Coast. With his background in owning a […]

24.04.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Local News, Services ·
117th Philippine Independence Day celebrations and 3rd Historic Filipinotown Parade all set for June 6

117th Philippine Independence Day celebrations and 3rd Historic Filipinotown Parade all set for June 6

Los Angeles – The 3rd PH Independence Day Celebrations Organizing Committee  that will organize and prepare the celebrations of the 117th  PH Independence Day Celebrations is all set for the 2 day  event. The 3rd HFT Celebrations Committee  is now composed of the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) Ms. FILAM International who is responsible for the Lakambini Ng Kalayaan Contest, the newly  formed national organization,  Pilipino American […]

24.04.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Holidays ·
Self-driving cars hold key to future highway: Google exec

Self-driving cars hold key to future highway: Google exec

(Detroit, United States-AFP) – Self-driving vehicles hold the key to reducing traffic fatalities and will transform the automobile industry, a top Google executive predicted Tuesday. Ray Kurzweil, a leading expert in artificial intelligence who joined Google in 2012, told the annual conference of the Society of Automotive Engineers that the rapidly declining cost of computing […]

23.04.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Lily-Rose Depp launches modeling career

Lily-Rose Depp launches modeling career

(Relaxnews) – Lily-Rose Depp — daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis — has released an image of her first-ever fashion shoot with Oyster Magazine. Fifteen-year-old Depp gave her Instagram followers a sneak peek of her modeling debut when she posted the image captioned with a smiley face. Oyster Magazine followed suit, sharing other snaps that […]

23.04.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
Football: Japan to host FIFA Club World Cup for next two years

Football: Japan to host FIFA Club World Cup for next two years

(Paris, France-AFP) – Japan will host the Club World Cup for the next two years, world football’s governing body FIFA announced on Thursday. After last staging the event in 2012, Japan will play host again in 2015 and 2016, with this year’s competition confirmed for December 10-20. FIFA secretary-general Jerome Valcke said on the FIFA […]

23.04.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Scientists tweak yogurt to keep you fuller

Scientists tweak yogurt to keep you fuller

(Relaxnews) – Yogurt got a makeover that could fight weight gain and bolster your body with extra protein. In a study that clears a new path in nutritional control strategy, researchers in Spain successfully designed a yogurt that’s higher in protein and more satiating than the conventional kind. “In the market there is a real […]

23.04.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Getting in the groove: study offers rare insight on physical interaction

Getting in the groove: study offers rare insight on physical interaction

(Relaxnews) – More than a question of keeping time to the music or fine-tuning your footwork ahead of time, the dynamics of activities such as dancing are delicate and a new study says people fall into a specific pattern to avoid a collision. And yet, dancing is not the only complementary, coordinated task during which […]

23.04.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Google Doodle and animal quiz marks Earth Day 2015

Google Doodle and animal quiz marks Earth Day 2015

(Relaxnews) – Are you a honey bee, a giant squid or a komodo dragon? On the occasion of Earth Day 2015, Google is lending a helping hand in figuring out which animal best captures your personality. First celebrated in the United States in 1970, Earth Day has grown into an annual global event to help spread environmental […]

23.04.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Home & Garden, Online ·
Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci round out ‘Beauty and the Beast’ cast

Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci round out ‘Beauty and the Beast’ cast

(Relaxnews) – The cast for the live-action rendition of the Disney classic ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is rounding off with new additions Ewan McGregor and Stanley Tucci. Tucci will be playing new character Cadenza the grand piano who is described as a neurotic maestro, says Variety. The Hollywood Reporter has also learned that McGregor is in final […]

22.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Summer 2015 makeup: Laura Mercier intros a sensual tropical look

Summer 2015 makeup: Laura Mercier intros a sensual tropical look

(Relaxnews) – Bold and tropical, the latest collection from the French makeup artist’s namesake brand is sexy above all else. This new summer makeup line is due to hit stores starting in late May. After choosing soft and romantic tones for its spring line, Watercolour Clouds, Laura Mercier is turning up the heat with “Un […]

22.04.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Netflix says ‘Daredevil’ season two is a go

Netflix says ‘Daredevil’ season two is a go

(Relaxnews) – It’s only been a fortnight since its premiere, but Netflix has already renewed Marvel series “Daredevil” for season two. Starring Charlie Cox, Rosario Dawson and Vincent D’Onofrio, season two of the superhero drama will begin in 2016, Marvel confirmed. The widely popular show will also see some behind the scene changes. Showrunner Steven DeKnight […]

22.04.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Recycled plastic bottles could be your next coat: North Face

Recycled plastic bottles could be your next coat: North Face

(Relaxnews) – If you buy a new coat from The North Face in 2016, it will likely be made from recycled content if, indeed, they meet the lofty goal they announced Tuesday in which they aim to use 100 percent recycled polyester by then. Polyester makes up nearly 80 percent of the fabric they use, […]

22.04.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Home & Garden, Sports & Recreation ·
Daniel Radcliffe, Bill Paxton to star in BBC movie about ‘Grand Theft Auto’

Daniel Radcliffe, Bill Paxton to star in BBC movie about ‘Grand Theft Auto’

(Relaxnews) – Daniel Radcliffe and Bill Paxton have been tapped to star in the BBC TV movie “Game Changer,” the story of both the creators and the foes behind the video game “Grand Theft Auto.” The 90-minute drama focuses on Sam Houser (Radcliffe) and his cohort of British gaming pros, according to Variety. “Grand Theft Auto” […]

22.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Japan’s maglev train breaks new world speed record

Japan’s maglev train breaks new world speed record

(Tokyo-AFP) – Japan’s state-of-the-art maglev train clocked a new world speed record Tuesday in a test run near Mount Fuji, smashing through the 600 kilometre (373 miles) per hour mark, as Tokyo races to sell the technology abroad. The seven-car maglev train — short for “magnetic levitation” — hit a top speed of 603 kilometres […]

21.04.2015 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations ·
Broccoli sprout extract could help prevent cancer

Broccoli sprout extract could help prevent cancer

(Relaxnews) – An extract from broccoli sprouts has been demonstrated to protect mice from oral cancer and was successfully tolerated when taken by a small group of human volunteers. It’s said to be a safe, natural molecule that works by protecting the oral lining upon which oral cancers form. The next step, say members of […]

21.04.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
McLaren expands its supercar selection

McLaren expands its supercar selection

(Relaxnews) – British supercar manufacturer McLaren has unveiled its newest offering at the Shanghai Auto Show, the 540C, which alongside the 570S rounds out its “Sports Series.” It’s also the company’s most affordable supercar to date, with McLaren confirming a starting price of $165,000. McLaren’s fleet is now comprised of three model series: Sports, Super […]

21.04.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Chinese reclamation activities top Aquino’s agenda in ASEAN summit

Chinese reclamation activities top Aquino’s agenda in ASEAN summit

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III will prioritize seeking other Southeast Asian leaders’ support against China’s reclamation activities in disputed areas in the South China Sea during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Malaysia next week. At a press briefing in Malacañang, Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary for ASEAN affairs Luis Cruz […]

21.04.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
JayR hopes to spark OPM revolution with ‘Elevated’

JayR hopes to spark OPM revolution with ‘Elevated’

The much-anticipated, all-original album of award-winning singer and producer JayR has been released. Titled “Elevated,” the latest album from the Philippines’ “R & B King” features 14 tracks, each promising to raise music fans’ everyday listening experience. “Some of the songs, I’ve had it kept in my hard drive for years. I wanted to put […]

21.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Obama says ‘no greater threat to planet than climate change’

Obama says ‘no greater threat to planet than climate change’

Washington, United States | AFP |  – US President Barack Obama said Saturday that climate change poses the world’s biggest single threat. “Today, there’s no greater threat to our planet than climate change,” Obama said in his weekly address, which had an environmental theme to mark Earth Day on April 22. “Climate change can no […]

21.04.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Mayweather-Pacquiao tickets to cost up to $7,500

Mayweather-Pacquiao tickets to cost up to $7,500

Los Angeles, United States, AFP  – Tickets for Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao’s long-awaited superfight will cost between $1,500 and $7,500, organizers said Wednesday, but it is unclear how many will go on sale to the public. Seats at the May 2 bout in Las Vegas promise to be one of the hottest tickets of […]

21.04.2015 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation, U.S. News ·
Rumored ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ spin-off taps Adrianne Palicki, Nick Blood

Rumored ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ spin-off taps Adrianne Palicki, Nick Blood

(Relaxnews) – Adrianne Palicki and Nick Blood are finalizing deals to headline in the rumored “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” spin-off from Marvel and ABC, says Deadline. Palicki and Blood both joined the ABC series in season two, with Palicki playing Bobbi Morse — or Mockingbird — and British actor Blood portraying her former husband and mercenary, Lance […]

21.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Vitamin supplements can increase cancer and heart disease risk, study finds

Vitamin supplements can increase cancer and heart disease risk, study finds

(Relaxnews) – A ten-year study out of the US has found that taking above the recommended doses of dietary supplements, such as the common multivitamin, could be doing “more harm than good” for the body. Researchers from the University of Colorado Cancer Center found that people who took high-dose or extra vitamins and minerals were more likely […]

21.04.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Low-cost gene testing for breast cancer enters market

Low-cost gene testing for breast cancer enters market

(Relaxnews) – California-based startup Color Genomics announced on Tuesday genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancers for a fraction of the current cost. While current tests can run as high as $4000, the new saliva-based test will now cost women just $249. The test will analyze BRCA1 and BRCA2, as well as 17 other cancer-risk […]

21.04.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Hollywood Stars ·
Star-studded Los Angeles-Makati Sister City on May 3 at Omni Hotel

Star-studded Los Angeles-Makati Sister City on May 3 at Omni Hotel

Geneva Cruz and Garrie Concepcion to grace First Filipiniana Gala event of the LA-Makati Sister Cities, Inc. The Los Angeles-Makati Sister Cities Fundraising Gala will be true to their status as the FilAm organizers has been working to put up a star-studded night with top celebrities from the entertainment, government and business worlds.  The event will be held at The Omni […]

21.04.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings, Music ·
Why Alex initially turned down Araneta concert

Why Alex initially turned down Araneta concert

Alex Gonzaga admitted she initially turned down the offer for her to stage a solo concert at the Araneta Coliseum. Gonzaga explained that she was afraid she might not fill the whole venue. “Kasi siyempre ang laking venue ng Araneta, parang it’s a very big risk to take because it’s the Big Dome. However, pinag-pray […]

20.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Can’t pay? Won’t pay! — putting a price on water

Can’t pay? Won’t pay! — putting a price on water

(Daegu, South Korea-AFP) – It’s arguably our most vital and precious natural resource, and one that is growing dangerously scarce from China to California, but no matter how much we value water, we’re not that keen on paying for it. The issue of pricing water is extremely sensitive — socially, politically, economically — but it’s […]

20.04.2015 · Filled under: Asian News, Environment, Home & Garden ·
R2-D2 plane to spirit Star Wars fans far, far away

R2-D2 plane to spirit Star Wars fans far, far away

(Tokyo-AFP) – It might not be the droid you’re looking for, but a plane painted to look like R2-D2 could be the next best thing for “Star Wars” fans awaiting the franchise’s reboot. Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) has unveiled a Boeing 787 Dreamliner decorated to look like the small round robot that appears in […]

20.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Motoring ·
Fruit-Filled Summer Celebrations

Fruit-Filled Summer Celebrations

(Family Features) Whether you anticipate fun-filled pool parties, laid-back picnics at the park or casual dinner parties at home, summer entertaining gets a little sweeter when you serve up the right desserts. When the weather warms up, let the flavors from your kitchen reflect the bright tastes of the summer season. From cherries to blueberries, […]

20.04.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Free Recipes, Home & Garden, Home Food ·
Twitter may help hospitals anticipate a spike in asthma attacks

Twitter may help hospitals anticipate a spike in asthma attacks

(Relaxnews) – Researchers are leveraging the microblogging platform to predict the volume of asthma-related emergency room visits one Dallas hospital can expect on a given day. For those who can see beyond the chatter, Twitter contains a trove of potentially useful data, including information that may be of interest to the medical community. In a […]

‘Furious 7’ surges past the $1 billion mark

‘Furious 7’ surges past the $1 billion mark

(Los Angeles-AFP) – “Furious 7” surged ahead of its North American box office competition for a third straight week, taking in an estimated $29 million to hit $1 billion in worldwide ticket sales. The strong weekend showing gives the car racing action flick a $294 million haul in the US and Canada since its release […]

20.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Official ‘Batman v Superman’ posters unveiled on Twitter

Official ‘Batman v Superman’ posters unveiled on Twitter

(Relaxnews) – The first official posters for Zack Snyder’s upcoming “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” have been unveiled by the director on Twitter ahead of the movie’s IMAX trailer release date on Monday. Monday’s trailer release has also been taken up a notch. Last week, the official trailer was leaked to the public, and […]

20.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Rep. Chu, leaders promote DACA due to low enrollment

Rep. Chu, leaders promote DACA due to low enrollment

By Hannah De Castro-Abinuman “Nothing to fear and everything to gain.” According to Rep. Judy Chu, this is what’s in store for all eligible applicants of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DACA is an immigration policy which allows certain undocumented immigrants who entered the country before their 16th birthday and before June 2007 to receive a renewable […]

20.04.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Former NBA player Stephon Marbury to star in biopic

Former NBA player Stephon Marbury to star in biopic

(Relaxnews) – A biopic of Stephon Marbury, the former NBA star who became a Chinese basketball champion, will go into production in the next year, according to Variety. The production is part of a five-film deal between Village Roadshow Pictures Asia and China’s Beijing Hairun Pictures. It was announced at the Beijing International Film Festival, which […]

20.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
Thakoon Panichgul taking London-influenced styles to Kohl’s department stores

Thakoon Panichgul taking London-influenced styles to Kohl’s department stores

(Relaxnews) – Kohl’s department stores in the United States will collaborate with Thai-American fashion designer Thakoon Panichgul on a new, limited-edition women’s apparel collection. Available this fall at Kohl’s, the exclusive line will be the seventh installment of the mega retailer’s DesigNation, a bi-annual concept where designs are influenced by a favorite destination and sold […]

20.04.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
Pilipino professionals give advice to UCLA-bound students

Pilipino professionals give advice to UCLA-bound students

On Saturday, April 11th at the UCLA Carnesales Commons’ Venice Room, the UCLA Pilipino Recruitment and Enrichment Program (PREP) and the UCLA Pilipino Alumni Association presented a panel of Pilipino professionals who graduated from or taught at UCLA.  Panelists included professionals in the fields of education, nursing, engineering, entertainment, and medicine.  UCLA Pilipino Alumni Chair […]

20.04.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Glendale Wins Resource Efficiency Award from the California Municipal Utilities Association

Glendale Wins Resource Efficiency Award from the California Municipal Utilities Association

Utility wins “Large Utility Water Program” category for its WaterSmart Program Glendale, CA  –  Glendale Water and Power (GWP) has won the California Municipal Utilities Association (CMUA) Resource Efficiency Award in the Large Utility Water Program category for its water-use efficiency program in partnership with WaterSmart Software. WaterSmart’s technology marries behavioral science and data science to […]

17.04.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Home & Garden, Local News, Services ·
‘Floyd training in a swimming pool is a sign he knows Manny is taking him into deep water’ – Roach

‘Floyd training in a swimming pool is a sign he knows Manny is taking him into deep water’ – Roach

HOLLYWOOD, CALIF – SACRÉ BLEU!  We have all heard of France’s New Wave style of filmmaking but has Floyd “Money” Mayweather decided to incorporate New Wave training into his preparations for his battle against Fighter of the Decade Congressman Manny “Pacman”Pacquiao or is he just a fish out of water?  Their welterweight world championship unification battle takes place Saturday, May 2 at the MGM Grand […]

17.04.2015 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
China dismisses Aquino’s call to fear Beijing

China dismisses Aquino’s call to fear Beijing

Beijing, China, AFP  – Beijing on Wednesday dismissed as “groundless” Philippine President Benigno Aquino’s warning to AFP that the Asian giant’s actions in the South China Sea should “engender fear for the rest of the world”. Aquino made his remarks in an exclusive interview on Tuesday, saying that China’s increasing bold assertions of its territorial […]

17.04.2015 · Filled under: Asian News ·
France and the US are world’s top markets for rosé wine

France and the US are world’s top markets for rosé wine

(Relaxnews) – The world’s leading producer and consumer of rosé wines, France is not the only country to succumb to the fruity and floral notes of this summery beverage. According to a study published by FranceAgriMer on Thursday, April 16, the popularity of rosé wines is on the rise around the globe, and the US […]

17.04.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Is Ryan Gosling about to join the ‘Blade Runner’ sequel?

Is Ryan Gosling about to join the ‘Blade Runner’ sequel?

(Relaxnews) – The actor would join Harrison Ford who has already signed on for the follow-up film to Ridley Scott’s original dystopian sci-fi classic. Gosling is understood to be in negotiations with Alcon Entertainment about taking a role in the well-publicized Denis Villeneuve-directed sequel. And while the decision to revisit the story of Blade Runner […]

17.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Poppy Delevingne picked as first Jo Malone London Girl

Poppy Delevingne picked as first Jo Malone London Girl

(Relaxnews) – British model Poppy Delevingne has been named as the upmarket fragrance brand’s first ever brand ambassador. According to Jean-Guillaume Trottier, the company’s Global General Manager, the partnership is a “natural appointment” as Poppy is a “dedicated, vivacious character, with huge international appeal.” Delevingne will be tasked with being the physical embodiment of Jo […]

17.04.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, International Stars ·
Consulate meets with community, business leaders to access opportunities in LA

Consulate meets with community, business leaders to access opportunities in LA

Los Angeles – The Los Angeles Filipino community and business leaders paid a courtesy call to Consul General Leo Herrera-Lim on 10 April 2015. The Filipino community and business organization leaders informed Consul General Herrera-Lim about recent organization program partnerships and events.  They also announced that registration is now open for a FREE SEMINAR on How […]

17.04.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
IBM teams with Apple on artificial intelligence health program

IBM teams with Apple on artificial intelligence health program

(San Francisco-AFP) – IBM on Monday announced alliances with Apple and others to put artificial intelligence to work drawing potentially life-saving insights from the booming amount of health data generated on personal devices. IBM is collaborating with Apple, Medtronic, and Johnson & Johnson to use its Watson artificial intelligence system to give users insights and […]

Microsoft launches selfie-focused Lumia 540 smartphone

Microsoft launches selfie-focused Lumia 540 smartphone

(Relaxnews) – Aimed at consumers looking for their first handset, the company’s latest affordable phone manages to cram in a number of useful features yet costs just $149. The colorful handset boasts a 5-inch full HD display plus a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with wide-angle lens for shooting both singular and group selfies, and, in a […]

15.04.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Diane Kruger is the new face of Martell Cognac

Diane Kruger is the new face of Martell Cognac

(Relaxnews) – To mark its 300th anniversary, Martell has chosen the German-born film star who honed her skills in France as its latest ambassador. Kruger will be helping the company to celebrate its ‘tricentenaire’ via a host of high-profile campaigns and promotions, the most important of which, the Martell France 300 aims to identify 300 […]

Study uncovers unhappy side effect of pain relievers

Study uncovers unhappy side effect of pain relievers

(Relaxnews) – An active ingredient in commonly used pain relievers blocks positive emotions, according to a research team from Ohio State University in the US. Acetaminophen, the ingredient, is found in Tylenol and similar products and has been used for over 70 years in the US, yet the study is the first to document this […]

15.04.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Victoria’s Secret models do a rain dance

Victoria’s Secret models do a rain dance

(Relaxnews) – Victoria’s Secret is now offering umbrellas in their signature pink candy stripe. A sexy new video starring models Jasmine Tookes, Elsa Hosk and Candice Swanepoel wearing the new Dream Angels collection is now available online. Fans can share their own rain dance footage by tweeting #ItsRainingVS. From now until April 23, you get […]

15.04.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
Hillary’s in, but what role for Bill?

Hillary’s in, but what role for Bill?

By Jérôme Cartillier Washington, United States, AFP  – Hillary Clinton has put an end to speculation about one question: Yes, she’s running for president. But that leaves another: What role has she in mind for her husband Bill? The former president is seen as a formidable campaigner and a potential asset to his wife’s operation. […]

15.04.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
World should fear China’s actions in South China Sea: Aquino

World should fear China’s actions in South China Sea: Aquino

By Karl Malakunas Manila, Philippines, – China’s efforts to stake its claim to most of the South China Sea should spark fear around the world, with military conflict possible, Philippine President Benigno Aquino told AFP on Tuesday. In an exclusive interview, Aquino also warned that China’s increasingly assertive actions raised the spectre of other nations […]

15.04.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Marco Rubio: Cuban heritage, American dream

Marco Rubio: Cuban heritage, American dream

By Ivan Couronne Washington, United States, AFP  – As a child, Marco Rubio assured his exiled Cuban grandfather that he would overthrow Fidel Castro and lead Cuba. Today, at 43, he harbors a new aspiration: to be president of the United States. The Republican senator from Florida, told voters Monday that he was in the […]

15.04.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
PNB Remittance Center opens  its newest branch in Los Angeles

PNB Remittance Center opens its newest branch in Los Angeles

Los Angeles  – Consul General Leo Herrera-Lim spearheaded the ribbon-cutting ceremony of PNB Global Remit attended by the Filipino community, Filipino business leaders and ACTIVE  community leaders in Los Angeles, California on 10 April 2015. PNB is one of the biggest companies in the Philippines and is the only BANK  fully licensed in the United […]

15.04.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Magnolia-jasmine aroma could make you a hot ticket: study

Magnolia-jasmine aroma could make you a hot ticket: study

(Relaxnews) – An aromatic substance called Hedione sings to our pheromones in a way that other fragrances don’t, according to a new German study. If the root of the word sounds familiar, it’s derived from the Greek word “hedone,” for fun, pleasure and lust, commonly used in the English language with a suffix at the […]

14.04.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness ·
Get free tickets to see Lani Misalucha at the Pechanga Theater

Get free tickets to see Lani Misalucha at the Pechanga Theater

If you are interested in seeing Lani Misalucha live at Pechanga Resort & Casino, then perhaps this is your lucky day.  Pechanga Resort & Casino announced a raffle contest, which will giveaway two pairs of tickets to Lani Misalucha’s Concert at the Pechanga Theater on May 22, 2015  at 8:00 PM. The raffle contest will […]

From Royal Ballet to Broadway… via the shower

From Royal Ballet to Broadway… via the shower

(New York-AFP) – Leanne Cope built a career in the rarefied world of Britain’s Royal Ballet. So it was something of a shock when acclaimed choreographer Christopher Wheeldon asked her to sing in a shower cubicle. It was an unorthodox audition for Broadway’s newest star, who made her New York theater debut Sunday night in […]

14.04.2015 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
Gary V leaving ‘Your Face’; replacement named

Gary V leaving ‘Your Face’; replacement named

Veteran performer Gary Valenciano will temporarily not be seen on the hit celebrity impersonation contest “Your Face Sounds Familiar,” wherein he sits as judge along with Sharon Cuneta and Jed Madela. Valenciano confirmed the development shortly before his departure for Papua New Guinea where he will hold a concert for the first time. He will […]

14.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Sarah Jane ‘SJ’ Gandia, the secret behind Balita’s new ad jingle

Sarah Jane ‘SJ’ Gandia, the secret behind Balita’s new ad jingle

Sj is a young breed of Filipino songwriter who was born in Binakayan, Kawit, Cavite and is now based here in Los Angeles. The development of her unique songwriting style is the result of a lifetime of musical influences, coming from her late mom’s side of the family as she witnessed the family sing at […]

14.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Trillanes names 2 CA justices in alleged Binay bribe

Trillanes names 2 CA justices in alleged Binay bribe

Senator says each got P25M to halt Makati Mayor Junjun Binay’s suspension MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Monday accused two Court of Appeals (CA) justices of accepting P25 million each to halt Makati Mayor Junjun Binay’s suspension. In a resolution calling for a Senate probe on the alleged “justice for sale” system […]

14.04.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Where Manny Pacquiao sees himself ten years from now

Where Manny Pacquiao sees himself ten years from now

He trains hard from Monday to Saturday. But on the Lord’s day, Sunday, Philippine fighting congressman Manny Pacquiao focuses on his family and his faith, making it a point to attend Sunday worship service at Westside Shepherd of the Hills. “Before I came to this church, I was praying and crying to the Lord. ‘Lord, […]

14.04.2015 · Filled under: Columnists, Jannelle So, Sports & Recreation ·
ConGen graces 73rd Anniversary of The Fall Of Bataan

ConGen graces 73rd Anniversary of The Fall Of Bataan

Los Angeles  – On 09 April 2015, Consul General Leo Herrera-Lim attended the 73rdAnniversary of the Fall of Bataan (Day of Valor) also known as “Araw ng Kagitingan” organized by the Filipino Veterans Foundation held at the Bob Hope Patriotic Hall, led by its Executive Director Dr. Jenny Batongmalaque. In his remarks, Consul General Leo […]

14.04.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Hollywood stars back Clinton 2016 bid

Hollywood stars back Clinton 2016 bid

Los Angeles, United States, AFP – Hollywood stars have chorused support for Hillary Clinton’s US presidential campaign, indicating Tinseltown will be firmly behind the former first lady as she targets the White House. Within hours of Clinton confirming her plans to stand in 2016, celebrities including Jennifer Lopez, Scarlett Johansson and Magic Johnson gave a […]

14.04.2015 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars, U.S. News ·
‘Game of Thrones’ makes an epic return

‘Game of Thrones’ makes an epic return

(Washington-AFP) – Former redhead Sansa remains a brunette. Tyrion grows a beard. East and West shall meet. And, once again, more will die gruesome deaths. Welcome to season five of the cult TV series “Game of Thrones,” which premieres Sunday worldwide to a rapturous global following. So popular is the medieval-flavored saga of blood, sex […]

13.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
California farmers spared worst of water rationing

California farmers spared worst of water rationing

Washington, United States, AFP – California Governor Jerry Brown on Sunday defended tough new measures aimed at combating a crippling four-year drought, but which critics say are far too lenient on the state’s farmers. Brown on Wednesday announced sweeping water restrictions for the first time in the state’s history to counter what officials called the […]

13.04.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Asian legal group joins other advocates calling on Texas Appeals Court to allow Obama’s immigration action

Asian legal group joins other advocates calling on Texas Appeals Court to allow Obama’s immigration action

In a friend-of-the-court brief filed early this week in the federal appeals court in Texas, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund joined more than 150 groups contending that President Obama’s executive immigration actions would allow millions of immigrants to apply for relief from deportation and work authorization and would improve the nation’s economy […]

13.04.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Watch AARP webinar on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders age 50-plus

Watch AARP webinar on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders age 50-plus

WASHINGTON, D.C. – AARP convened a panel to discuss key issues – caregiving, economic security, health and healthcare – impacting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) age 50-plus. The webinar was open to the public and transmitted live from Washington, D.C. earlier today. Watch it online at https://aarp.webex.com/aarp/ldr.php?RCID=740efb030b01c7b7ed3c9c009003fd33 “There is a lack of disaggregated data about Asian […]

13.04.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Local News, Services ·
Kathryn’s album reaches platinum

Kathryn’s album reaches platinum

Teen idol Kathryn Bernardo’s self-titled album has reached platinum status. Star Music, producer of Bernardo’s 11-track album announced the good news on its Instagram page. Based on the Philippine Association of the Record Industry (PARI) standards, platinum record award is given if the album sells 15,000 units. One of the hit songs in the album […]

13.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
New ‘Ant-Man’ trailer released

New ‘Ant-Man’ trailer released

(Relaxnews) – The official trailer for the upcoming movie “Ant-Man” was released to YouTube Monday. “Ant-Man” will debut in North American cinemas on July 17. In the film, a member of The Avengers comes to the big screen for the first time with a new character by Marvel Studios, super hero Ant-Man. The film stars […]

13.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Japan, China, S. Korea agree to boost tourism: reports

Japan, China, S. Korea agree to boost tourism: reports

(Tokyo-AFP) – Japan, China and South Korea briefly put aside territorial and historical disputes Sunday for rare trilateral talks announcing a bid to boost tourism numbers in the three countries to 30 million visitors in five years. Japanese tourism minister Akihiro Ota met with counterparts Li Jinzao of the China National Tourism Administration and Kim […]

13.04.2015 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
‘Fault in Our Stars’ wins big at MTV awards

‘Fault in Our Stars’ wins big at MTV awards

(Los Angeles-AFP) – Teen tear-jerker “The Fault in Our Stars” and “American Sniper” actor Bradley Cooper were the big winners at the MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday. Cooper took Best Male Performance for “Sniper” — Clint Eastwood’s Iraq war drama which was nominated for six Oscars and was a massive hit at […]

13.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Triumphing over cravings for salt, fat with porous foods

Triumphing over cravings for salt, fat with porous foods

(Relaxnews) – Where willpower continues to fail us, science prevails in a new study that suggests tweaking porosity during food manufacturing could mean the end of infamous cravings for salt and fat. Manipulating the number and size of pores during the processing could enable manufacturers to use less salt and consumers to enjoy it that […]

13.04.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
iOS 8 increasingly mirrors Yosemite and readies for the arrival of the Apple Watch

iOS 8 increasingly mirrors Yosemite and readies for the arrival of the Apple Watch

(Relaxnews) – Apple has released iOS 8.3, the latest update of its mobile OS, for download. This is the third major iOS 8 update since its release on September 17, 2014, which coincided with the launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. iOS 8: iCloud Drive and Health The iOS 8 operating system, compatible […]

10.04.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Marilyn Monroe inspires animated character for entertainment and retail

Marilyn Monroe inspires animated character for entertainment and retail

(Relaxnews) – Hollywood bombshell and 1950s icon Marilyn Monroe has inspired an animated character by Chinese group DMG Entertainment and US-based Authentic Brands Group. The “Mini Marilyn” character will be used for TV, film and live venue attractions, Variety reports. According to the two groups, the design will serve as the engine for licensing, retail […]

10.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Games, Hollywood Stars ·
New York’s World Trade Center observatory to open in May

New York’s World Trade Center observatory to open in May

(New York-AFP) – The observatory of New York’s new World Trade Center will open May 29 to the public, building managers said Tuesday. The observatory is on floors 100, 101 and 102 in the gleaming glass tower that was built on the site of buildings destroyed in the September 11, 2001 attacks in Manhattan. Also […]

10.04.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, U.S. News ·
Petition to rename Singapore’s airport after Lee Kuan Yew takes flight

Petition to rename Singapore’s airport after Lee Kuan Yew takes flight

(Singapore-AFP) – An online petition to rename Singapore’s Changi Airport “Lee Kuan Yew International Airport” has been signed by more than 12,000 people and submitted to the government, its organiser said on Wednesday. In an update on the website change.org the organiser, who goes by the moniker ‘Remembering LKY’ – Lee’s initials, said the petition, […]

10.04.2015 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations ·
Alex Garland: the path from novelist to director

Alex Garland: the path from novelist to director

(Relaxnews) – Alex Garland makes his directorial debut with AI thriller “Ex Machina,” launching in the US on April 10. We chart his career path as a novelist, screenwriter, producer, and even video game consultant. Bursting onto the scene with a searing first novel, 1996’s “The Beach” established Garland as a force in contemporary fiction. […]

10.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Chanel to launch online pop-up store at Net-a-Porter

Chanel to launch online pop-up store at Net-a-Porter

(Relaxnews) – Luxury fashion house Chanel is launching its first official e-commerce project, an online store at Net-a-porter.com for a capsule collection of jewelry. The collection, Coco Crush, will comprise five rings and one cuff in 18-karat gold, reports Women’s Wear Daily. Each piece features the brand’s signature quilted pattern. Rings are expected to be […]

10.04.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Filipino-owned pizza salon at The Plaza Food Hall

Filipino-owned pizza salon at The Plaza Food Hall

NEW YORK – There’s thin crust pizza; and there’s paper thin crust pizza. That’s Pizza Rollio – a delicate crisp layered with a delightful blend of cheese, herbs and fresh toppings, best enjoyed in one bite, rolled up with fresh arugula, alfalfa and sauces. The artisanal pizza created by mother Mariko Jacinto, son Deki Tajonera, […]

10.04.2015 · Filled under: Asian News, Columnists, Food & Dining, Home Food, Jannelle So, News ·
Get free tickets to see Lani Misalucha at the Pechanga Theater

Get free tickets to see Lani Misalucha at the Pechanga Theater

If you are interested in seeing Lani Misalucha live at Pechanga Resort & Casino, then perhaps this is your lucky day.  Pechanga Resort & Casino announced a raffle contest, which will giveaway two pairs of tickets to Lani Misalucha’s Concert at the Pechanga Theater on May 22, 2015  at 8:00 PM. The raffle contest will begin on April 11 and […]

Cebuano filmmaker launches film, ‘Waves’ in New York Film Academy Theater, Los Angeles

Cebuano filmmaker launches film, ‘Waves’ in New York Film Academy Theater, Los Angeles

By Hannah De Castro-Abinuman On Friday, March 27, 2015, Waverly Productions, a Cebu-based, Indie filmhouse, hosted a special screening of their very first feature-length film entitled, “Waves,” in the New York Film Academy (NYFA) Theater in Burbank, California. Waves stars multi-award winning actor, Baron Geisler (Ross), Polish model Ilona Struzik (Sofia) and award winning actress […]

09.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
Bataan survivors, descendants to meet at Hotel Queen Mary for 31st annual reunion

Bataan survivors, descendants to meet at Hotel Queen Mary for 31st annual reunion

Survivors of the Battles of Bataan and Corregidor, and the Bataan Death March, and their descendants will gather in Long Beach on Friday and Saturday, April 24 – 25, at the annual meeting and reunion of the Philippine Scouts Heritage Society.  These men are the soldiers who fought America’s first ground battles of World War II.  The United States Army awarded its […]

08.04.2015 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Dove releases latest beauty campaign video, ‘Choose Beautiful’

Dove releases latest beauty campaign video, ‘Choose Beautiful’

(Relaxnews) – Beauty and personal care brand Dove is known for its viral videos about beauty, and the latest, “Choose Beautiful,” has been generating buzz since releasing on Tuesday. In the new video, women in five cities — San Francisco, Shanghai, Delhi, London and São Paulo — are given the opportunity to enter a building […]

08.04.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
Olivia Wilde, Garrett Hedlund returning for ‘Tron 3’

Olivia Wilde, Garrett Hedlund returning for ‘Tron 3’

(Relaxnews) – Joseph Kosinski is back to direct the sequel to 2010’s “Tron: Legacy,” and Olivia Wilde and Garrett Hedlund will reteam in the lead roles. The project is looking to shoot in the fall, reports The Hollywood Reporter, with plot details uder wraps for now. “Tron: Legacy” followed up the 1980s sci-fi film “Tron,” which […]

08.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘Grace of Monaco’ getting a straight-to-TV release in US

‘Grace of Monaco’ getting a straight-to-TV release in US

(Relaxnews) – The Grace Kelly biopic starring Nicole Kidman is headed to Lifetime in the US, where it will premiere next month. After opening the Cannes film festival last year to many negative reviews, “Grace of Monaco” saw its US release date pushed back once and is now headed straight to the US network. Lifetime […]

08.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Pearson’s ‘I Don’t Know How She Does It’ getting sequel

Pearson’s ‘I Don’t Know How She Does It’ getting sequel

(Relaxnews) – A sequel is on the way for UK author and journalist Allison Pearson’s “I Don’t Know How She Does It,” which was made into a movie starring Sarah Jessica Parker. Pearson’s 2002 novel revolved around the character of Kate Reddy, who struggled to balance career and family. The film adaptation was released in […]

08.04.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘American Pie’ lyrics sell for $1.2 million in New York

‘American Pie’ lyrics sell for $1.2 million in New York

(New York-AFP) – The original manuscript of Don McLean’s enigmatic song “American Pie” sold at auction in New York on Tuesday for $1.2 million, Christie’s said. The 18 pages of manuscript, written in pencil, ink and typescript on 17 sheets, had been expected to fetch between $1 and $1.5 million at the auction house. Christie’s […]

08.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Jimmy Fallon, Tinder, Monument Valley nominated for Webby Awards

Jimmy Fallon, Tinder, Monument Valley nominated for Webby Awards

(Relaxnews) – Nominees for the 19th annual Webby Awards were announced on April 7, with Vice, Vine, Refinery29, Michelle Phan and Ellen DeGeneres all getting nods. According to organizers, those earning the highest number of nominations include Vice Media (17), CollegeHumor (9), Funny or Die (8), HBO (8), The Guardian (7), Comedy Central (6) and […]

08.04.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Film, Games, Hollywood Stars, Music, Online ·
France’s 2nd artificial heart recipient says ‘recovered’

France’s 2nd artificial heart recipient says ‘recovered’

(Paris, France-AFP) – A man who in August became the second person in France to receive a much-hyped new-generation artificial heart said in his first interview Sunday he had “recovered”, to the point of going on bike rides. The 69-year-old man, who wishes to remain anonymous, was terminally ill with a heart condition when he […]

08.04.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
World’s largest tulip festival and Japan foothills among top spots for spring blooms

World’s largest tulip festival and Japan foothills among top spots for spring blooms

(Relaxnews) – It’s a yearly miracle, when parts of the Earth awaken from their wintry slumber and erupt in a kaleidoscope of color. And some parts of the Earth are even more beautiful than others. Here’s a roundup of some of the best places to witness the visual feast, according to Cheapflights.com. Bluebonnet fields, Texas, USA […]

08.04.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Home & Garden ·
Taylor Swift, Sam Smith take Billboard Music Award nominations

Taylor Swift, Sam Smith take Billboard Music Award nominations

(Relaxnews) – Nominees in five categories for the 2015 Billboard Music Awards were revealed April 7 on US TV show “Good Morning America,” with a full list to follow. US singer Taylor Swift and UK singer Sam Smith were nominated in four categories each. The five categories revealed so far are top artist, top male […]

07.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Lydia V. Solis, a woman of substance elected PWUAASC President

Lydia V. Solis, a woman of substance elected PWUAASC President

By Myrna Aquitania A woman of substance, Lydia Vergara Solis, was recently elected President of the Philippine Women’s University Alumni Association of Southern California. Ms. Solis is not just Philippine News’ Southern California Chief Correspondent but she’s an active leader in the community as well. Lydia was born in Taal, Batangas to Public School Supervisor Marciano Kasilag Solis […]

07.04.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Rumors: Apple to push the limits of screen resolution with an 8K iMac

Rumors: Apple to push the limits of screen resolution with an 8K iMac

(Relaxnews) – Apple is preparing to launch a new iMac with an unprecedented 8K screen resolution, according to a slip in a press release from LG, which supplies screens to the Cupertino firm. The release has been removed from LG’s website but was republished by AppleInsider. LG let the cat out of the bag in […]

07.04.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Offbeat, Science & Technology ·
Rooney Mara joins cast of ‘Lion’

Rooney Mara joins cast of ‘Lion’

(Relaxnews) – US actress Rooney Mara is joining Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel in the cast of “The Lion.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie is to begin filming in Australia in mid-April after several weeks on location in India. In addition to Mara (“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”), David Wenham (“Top of the […]

07.04.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
SWS poll shows public understood PNoy’s position on Mamasapano — Palace

SWS poll shows public understood PNoy’s position on Mamasapano — Palace

MANILA   (Mabuhay) — The latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) poll may have shown a huge drop in President Benigno Aquino III’s satisfaction rating, but Malacañang on Monday also saw the survey results as an indication that the public understood Aquino’s position on the deadly January 25 Mamasapano operation. While acknowledging the decline in Aquino’s […]

07.04.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Reestablish your Credit.

Reestablish your Credit.

Banks and credit card companies have told us how important it is to maintain our credit, honor our obligations and pay on time, but what if we suddenly can’t pay on time, then what? What if I lose my job, and can’t pay anyone right now, where does that put me? The answers may surprise […]

07.04.2015 · Filled under: Atty. Paul M. Allen ·
In fashion first, Google shows what’s hot and not

In fashion first, Google shows what’s hot and not

(Washington-AFP) – Tulle skirts are in. Jogger pants are hot. But high-waisted shorts? You don’t want to go there. In its first fashion trends report, Google analyzed billions of searches dating back to 2009 to provide a detailed analysis of what’s hot and what’s not. For example, queries for tulle skirts jumped 34 percent between […]

Filipinos carry out bloody Good Friday ‘crucifixions’

Filipinos carry out bloody Good Friday ‘crucifixions’

By Joel Guinto San Fernando, Philippines, AFP  – Devotees in the fervently Catholic Philippines marked Good Friday by being nailed to crosses and whipping their backs bloody, in extreme acts of devotion that attracted thousands of spectators. The annual ritual in scorching hot farmlands just outside of Manila is one of many colourful outpourings of […]

06.04.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Mayor Garcetti unveils new easy-to-read parking signs

Mayor Garcetti unveils new easy-to-read parking signs

L.A. Department of Transportation is the first transit system in the country to test grid-style signs to reduce parking confusion; bluetooth beacon technology installed for beta test to pave the way for smartphone parking info LOS ANGELES – Mayor Eric Garcetti today installed the first of 100 new easy-to-read parking signs that use streamlined graphics […]

06.04.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Honeybee Foods  Corp pays courtesy call on ConGen Herrera-Lim

Honeybee Foods Corp pays courtesy call on ConGen Herrera-Lim

Los Angeles  – Honeybee Foods Corporation paid a courtesy call on Consul General Leo Herrera-Lim at the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles on 25 March 2015. Officials from Honeybee Foods Corporation representing the famous Filipino fast-food chains, Jollibee, Red Ribbon and Chowking called on Consul General Leo Herrera-Lim on 25 March 2015.  The officials […]

06.04.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Coco Martin not in a hurry to settle down

Coco Martin not in a hurry to settle down

“DARATING din tayo diyan.” This was Coco Martin’s response when recently asked about the possibility of starting his own family. The “Yamishita Treasures” lead actor said that he wants to seize all the opportunities and blessings in show business before settling down. “Yun ang pinaghahandaan ko (yung future ng magiging pamilya ko). Sabi nila ang […]

04.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
What was Sarah’s birthday wish for Matteo?

What was Sarah’s birthday wish for Matteo?

Love filled the air as Matteo Guidicelli celebrated his 25th birthday with his girlfriend Sarah Geronimo Thursday in Makati. After surprising the actor with her version of Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud,” Geronimo made Guidicelli cry as she shared her birthday wish for the actor. “I love you…Maraming salamat sa lahat ng pagmamahal mo. You […]

04.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Obama unveils sanctions program to fight cyberattacks

Obama unveils sanctions program to fight cyberattacks

by Rob Lever Washington, United States, AFP  – President Barack Obama on Wednesday ordered a new sanctions program that could block assets of US and foreign hackers and of companies that seek to profit from cyberattacks. Obama said the threat from cyberattacks was a “national emergency” and that the sanctions could help strike back against […]

04.04.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Fil-Am conferred with commodore rank by PCG

Fil-Am conferred with commodore rank by PCG

Filipino-American Felix B. Lopez, division chief of the South East Asia Region of International Affairs Directorate of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary (USCG AUX) has been awarded the prestigious title of Honorary Commodore of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary (PCGA) last December 1 at the PCG Headquarters, Port Area, […]

04.04.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Packed with health benefits, coffee gains ground with experts

Packed with health benefits, coffee gains ground with experts

(Washington-AFP) – Long viewed as a controversial dark substance, coffee is gaining ground among medical experts who say it can protect against heart disease, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and diabetes, even if it is decaffeinated. Multiple studies published worldwide in recent years have concluded that coffee can be good for the health. In February, the US government […]

04.04.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Devils take center stage at Ecuador Good Friday festival

Devils take center stage at Ecuador Good Friday festival

(Alangasí, Ecuador-AFP) – Good Friday processions usually see Catholic worshippers focus on the crucifixion and death of Christ, but in one town in Ecuador it is the devil who takes center stage. In the central Andean town of Alangasi, just south of Quito, 24 celebrants paint themselves red, don devilish masks and parade through the […]

04.04.2015 · Filled under: Easter, Holidays ·
Look to the stars: the top five tips for conquering Twitter

Look to the stars: the top five tips for conquering Twitter

(Relaxnews) – All it takes to break into the ranks of the social network’s most followed members is a good singing voice, fluent English or Spanish and a Los Angles home address. According to Silk, the web platform for crunching and presenting data, the majority of the 10 most followed Twitter accounts belong to rock or […]

Spring-Summer 2015 trends: flowers, denim and military style

Spring-Summer 2015 trends: flowers, denim and military style

(Relaxnews) – Last September’s runway shows revealed the trends of Spring-Summer 2015, including denim; military-inspired prints, colors and tailoring; and flowers galore in embroidery, prints and 3D details. Flower power Though not quite as pervasive as they were last year, flowers are still hard to miss in the spring-summer 2015 women’s collections, and they come […]

04.04.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
After 2,000 years, Easter lamb falling off the menu in Italy?

After 2,000 years, Easter lamb falling off the menu in Italy?

(Rome-AFP) – What could be more redolent of Easter than a sizzling piece of suckling lamb studded with slivers of garlic, crowned with sprigs of rosemary and roasted to a deep, golden hue? It is one of the jewels in the crown of Italian gastronomy, an Easter treat born of nearly 2,000 years of culinary […]

04.04.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Easter, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
Luxury Easter collections include $1,000 chocolate pirate tableau and surfing eggs

Luxury Easter collections include $1,000 chocolate pirate tableau and surfing eggs

(Relaxnews) – Call it springtime folly. Or chocolate-flavored whimsy. But when the annual miracle known as spring arrives, chocolatiers take a collectively light-hearted and playful approach to their Easter creations. This year, that means pirate-themed tableaux, Kerala-inspired colors and patterns and surfboarding eggs. Easter enthusiasts looking for their Sunday brunch showpiece may want to turn […]

03.04.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Easter, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden, Photos ·
‘Furious 7’ off the mark with $15.8m debut

‘Furious 7’ off the mark with $15.8m debut

(Relaxnews) – Action movie “Furious 7” heads into its opening weekend with $15.8m already under its belt. In comparison, “Fast and Furious 6” made $6.5m on its opening night, though with 2,409 10pm showings compared to the 3,069 April 2 showings of “Furious 7” which, by contrast, started at 7pm, remarks Variety. A RelishMix report carried […]

03.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Sweet-smelling sweat? UK scientists develop new perfume

Sweet-smelling sweat? UK scientists develop new perfume

(London-AFP) – Scientists in Britain said Thursday they had developed the first perfume which smells better the more you sweat and reduces body odour. Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast said in a statement that the new perfume “releases more of its aroma when it comes into contact with moisture”. The fragrance uses as a delivery […]

03.04.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Paris holds film festival — for the blind

Paris holds film festival — for the blind

(Paris-AFP) – In most movie theatres the lights go dark and the feature begins, but for an audience attending a Paris film festival under way this month, the whole world is dark and stays that way. The Audiovision Film Festival, which began this week and runs to April 14, is unusual in that it caters […]

03.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Health & Fitness, International Stars ·
‘Fantastic Four’ delivers international trailer

‘Fantastic Four’ delivers international trailer

(Relaxnews) – A new “Fantastic Four” trailer offers a selection of additional material as it is recut for international audiences. This time around, there’s a look at the sort of superpower that each crew member wields, with both the Human Torch and Invisible Woman in flight. For 20th Century Fox, it’s an opportunity to reboot […]

03.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Boxing: Mayweather set for richest sports year ever – Forbes

Boxing: Mayweather set for richest sports year ever – Forbes

(Los Angeles, United States-AFP) – Floyd Mayweather’s blockbuster May 2 bout with Manny Pacquiao will help make the American fighter’s 2015 earnings shatter the all-time record for a sportsman’s annual pay, Forbes.com calculated on Thursday. Forbes noted that Mayweather will likely to earn at least $150 million and Pacquiao more than $100 million for the […]

Tommy Hilfiger celebrates 30 years in business with a new store, a biography and… Rafael Nadal

Tommy Hilfiger celebrates 30 years in business with a new store, a biography and… Rafael Nadal

(Relaxnews) – The most American of ready-to-wear brands is celebrating its 30th birthday this year with a plethora of festivities, a famous new ambassador, a second store in Paris and a biography. Here’s a look at some of the events marking the celebration of this third decade. Founded in 1985, the Tommy Hilfiger brand has […]

03.04.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
World Car of the Year award goes to Mercedes-Benz C-Class

World Car of the Year award goes to Mercedes-Benz C-Class

(Relaxnews) – The compact executive car from Mercedes-Benz has won the 2015 World Car Awards, with the Volkswagen Passat and Ford Mustang its fellow finalists. World Car Awards jurors praised the C-Class for its “all-new aluminum/steel hybrid platform and updated rear-drive powertrains that delivers levels of refinement, luxury, safety, ride and handling that challenge best-in-class.” […]

03.04.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Certain foods linked to eye health

Certain foods linked to eye health

(Relaxnews) – Anyone concerned with maintaining healthy eye function may want to add more broccoli, sardines and blueberries to their diet, according to the recommendations from an expert at Loyola University Chicago. Several nutrients are essential to eye health, and some may even help to improve eyesight and prevent problems such as cataracts and macular […]

03.04.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
UCLA Pilipino Alumni endowment reaches $91,000

UCLA Pilipino Alumni endowment reaches $91,000

On Thursday, March 26, the UCLA Pilipino Alumni Association and supporters held a dinner at the L.A. Rose Café and announced that the UCLA Pilipino Alumni Endowment reached $91,000, which supports the UCLA Pilipino Alumni / Lovell Sevilla Scholarship Program.  There were also several discussions on how to continually increase the endowment, which is key to helping […]

03.04.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Pacquiao’s Holy Week message: Forgiveness

Pacquiao’s Holy Week message: Forgiveness

While blessed with adoring fans and supporters who love and respect him, Philippine boxing champion and congressman Manny Pacquiao also has his share of haters who want to see him defeated, especially in his upcoming match against Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 2, 2015. What’s probably worse is […]

01.04.2015 · Filled under: Columnists, Jannelle So, Sports & Recreation ·
DOT caps Mega Fam Tour for travel agents with product presentations highlighting tourism opportunities in the Philippines

DOT caps Mega Fam Tour for travel agents with product presentations highlighting tourism opportunities in the Philippines

Asian-American and mainstream American travel agents immerse themselves in a 7-day Philippine experience MANILA – Beaches are just the beginning… The Mega Fam Tour organized by the Philippine Department of Tourism (PDOT) featured not only Boracay, the number one beach destination in Asia, but also historic and cultural elements, adventure travel, good food and lots of surprises […]

01.04.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Promotions ·
Filipino worker advocacy organization hosts free legal clinic

Filipino worker advocacy organization hosts free legal clinic

San Jose, California – The Pilipino Association of Workers and Immigrants-Silicon Valley (PAWIS-SV), in conjunction with the Katharine and George Alexander Community Law Center (KGACLC), the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California (FBANC), and Somos Mayfair , hosted a legal clinic on Saturday, March 28 at Somos Mayfair  located at 370 South King Rd, San Jose, CA 95116. Areas […]

31.03.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News, Services ·
Olympic Station Police Commander Captain III Vitto Palozzolo calls on ConGen Herrera-Lim

Olympic Station Police Commander Captain III Vitto Palozzolo calls on ConGen Herrera-Lim

Los Angeles   – Olympic Police Station Commander Captain III Vitto Palazzolo paid a courtesy call today on Consul General Leo Herrera-Lim at the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles on 25 March 2015. The two officials discussed ways of further strengthening cooperation between the Olympic Station of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and […]

31.03.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Boxing hero Pacquiao is top tax-payer in PHL: BIR

Boxing hero Pacquiao is top tax-payer in PHL: BIR

Manila, Philippines, APF  – Boxing hero Manny Pacquiao, who faces his biggest fight against unbeaten American Floyd Mayweather, already holds top spot as the number one taxpayer in the Philippines, government records showed Saturday. A list of top individual tax-payers for 2013, posted on the Bureau of Internal Revenue website, put the boxer-turned-congressman at number […]

31.03.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Mercedes to build world’s first premium pick-up

Mercedes to build world’s first premium pick-up

(Relaxnews) – The German luxury brand says that it plans to enter the market by 2017 and that its first pick-up will take styling cues from its SUV range and comfort cues from its existing executive sedans. Mercedes says that the decision to move into the mid-size pick-up market, currently dominated by US brands, is […]

30.03.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Second ‘Jurassic World’ trailer ahead of June release

Second ‘Jurassic World’ trailer ahead of June release

(Relaxnews) – A 30-second set-up for “Jurassic World” fills out some of the big name film’s backstory. Raptor trainer Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) arrives on the scene to view one of the dinosaur theme park’s most notable attractions: a carnivorous beast with an appetite for destruction. A laboratory creation achieved by fusing elements from a […]

30.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Santarina sworn into Carson City Council by State Senator Hall

Santarina sworn into Carson City Council by State Senator Hall

Carson, CA – Filipino American Elito Santarina who was re-elected to the City Council of Carson March 3, was sworn into office by California State Senator Isadore Hall, 35th District last March 24 at the Carson Community Center. After Hall administered the oath of office, Santarina astressed the importance of “getting along with each other” in […]

30.03.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
From the Galaxy S to the S6: 5 years of innovation from Samsung

From the Galaxy S to the S6: 5 years of innovation from Samsung

(Relaxnews) – The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, officially launching on April 10, are the latest in a range that has been setting new benchmarks for high-end smartphones each spring since 2010. Samsung Galaxy S Launched in Asia in June 2010 and worldwide over the following months, the Galaxy S was clearly positioned as […]

30.03.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
One Direction plays on in S.Africa as fans mourn Malik’s exit

One Direction plays on in S.Africa as fans mourn Malik’s exit

(Johannesburg-AFP) – Best-selling boy band One Direction bounded onto the stage in Johannesburg Saturday for their first show since fans across the world were plunged into teenage distress over heartthrob Zayn Malik quitting the group. A deafening wall of excited screams greeted the remaining four members of the British-Irish group, who have earned a global […]

30.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
‘Gone with the Wind’ dress up for auction

‘Gone with the Wind’ dress up for auction

(Washington-AFP) – A dress that Vivien Leigh wore in her Oscar-winning role as Scarlett O’Hara in the cinema classic “Gone with the Wind” is coming up for auction next month. Heritage Auction said Thursday the blue-gray ribbed cotton dress with black details could fetch more than $100,000 when it goes on the block April 18. […]

30.03.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘Home’ comfy atop North American box office

‘Home’ comfy atop North American box office

(Los Angeles-AFP) – Animated children’s flick “Home,” about an unpopular space alien forced to flee his own kind, took up residence over the weekend at the top of the North American box office, estimates showed Sunday. The computer-generated movie, featuring Jim Parsons as the voice of “Oh” the extraterrestrial and Rihanna as his Earthling friend, […]

30.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Lights out in Australia as Earth Hour kicks off

Lights out in Australia as Earth Hour kicks off

(SYDNEY-AFP) – The Sydney Harbour Bridge and the sails on the nearby Opera House went dark Saturday, as lights on landmarks around Australia were switched off for the global climate change awareness campaign Earth Hour. Millions are expected to take part around the world in the annual event organised by conservation group WWF, with hundreds […]

30.03.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Home & Garden ·
No job offer required to pass express entry

No job offer required to pass express entry

By Atty. Henry Moyal I’m a mechanical engineer with several years of work experience abroad. I have no work experience in Canada. I tried to apply under the old Federal Skilled Worker program but my application was returned because of the quota. Everyone is encouraging me to apply under the new Express Entry program but when I […]

30.03.2015 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
Pacquiao endorses Fil-Am’s candidacy for Glendale council seat

Pacquiao endorses Fil-Am’s candidacy for Glendale council seat

Glendale, CA – Philippine Congressman and World Champion Boxer, Manny Pacquiao, gives 100% support to our Kababayan, Edith Fuentes for Glendale City Council (April 7, 2015) candidacy.  Pacquiao is asking our Kababayans to support Fuentes, “Suportahan natin at iboto si Edith Fuentes.”  If elected, Fil-Am Edith Maniquis Fuentes, will be the first Asian-Pacific Islander elected to Glendale City Council […]

27.03.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Filipino DH captures dreams through photography

Filipino DH captures dreams through photography

By Aaron Tam Hong Kong, China, AFP – From her poverty-stricken roots in a Philippine backwater, via domestic service in Hong Kong to acclaim in New York, Xyza Cruz Bacani’s inspirational journey started with a camera bought with borrowed money. The 28-year-old came to Hong Kong nine years ago to join 300,000 other women working […]

27.03.2015 · Filled under: Art, Asian News ·
Earth Hour: What is the carbon footprint of an email?

Earth Hour: What is the carbon footprint of an email?

(Paris-AFP) – Sending a text message or email, eating an apple or watching TV — each of these activities has a different carbon footprint. People around the world are getting ready to mark Earth Hour by turning out the lights on Saturday, but a long list of seemingly harmless everyday actions also contribute to emissions […]

27.03.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Study suggests Mediterranean diet could be eco-friendly

Study suggests Mediterranean diet could be eco-friendly

(Relaxnews) – Everyone talks about the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet, and as sustainability becomes more and more of a concern, a new study delved into the carbon footprint of the Med diet and found it relatively low. In the study, the Spanish research team analyzed the carbon footprints of daily menus based on […]

27.03.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
James Bond ‘Spectre’ trailer debuts Friday

James Bond ‘Spectre’ trailer debuts Friday

(Relaxnews) – The first official teaser for the 24th official Bond film and the fourth with Daniel Craig in the starting role is just a day away. The first trailer will debut on 007.com at 11:45pm GMT and, notwithstanding the recent leak of an earlier draft of its screenplay, will give fans their first taste of what […]

27.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Calvin Klein launches limited edition denim series

Calvin Klein launches limited edition denim series

(Relaxnews) – #mycalvins blends personal style with sporty details and will feature his and hers tees, jeans, shorts, bags and headgear. Items will be priced from $58-$348 in North America and from April 15 will be available exclusively in the US from Opening Ceremony before becoming widely available via Calvin Klein’s global online stores in […]

27.03.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
Of chance encounters and surprising journeys: Join Angelica Panganiban, JM de Guzman  in ‘That Thing Called Tadhana’

Of chance encounters and surprising journeys: Join Angelica Panganiban, JM de Guzman in ‘That Thing Called Tadhana’

TFC@theMovies brings the most successful Filipino indie film to date to 33 theatres in the U.S. starting March 27 “There are two things that define the Filipino romantic comedy: ‘kilig’ and manufactured conflict. The former is the fuel that makes the engine run, the ephemeral feeling that fans of the genre will chase for the […]

26.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
Artist Lynda A. N. Reyes participates in two juried shows in California

Artist Lynda A. N. Reyes participates in two juried shows in California

Two watercolor paintings of artist Lynda A. N. Reyes will be featured in two California exhibits in Brea, Orange County and San Francisco   “An Afternoon Stroll at Venice Beach”, a transparent watercolor painting done on a full size 300 lb. Arches paper was juried into the 30th Annual Made in California Juried Exhibition of the […]

26.03.2015 · Filled under: Art, Local News ·
Trim the fat for happiness, says latest diet research

Trim the fat for happiness, says latest diet research

(Relaxnews) – Diets high in fat can lead to not only weight gain and heart disease, but depression and behavior changes, according to a new study at Louisiana State University in the US. These changes come about due to the high-fat diet’s affect on the gut microbiome, according to the study. The microbiome is a […]

26.03.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
We were made to love and love again: study

We were made to love and love again: study

(Relaxnews) – Humans are wired to break up and move on, according to a new study drawing on the field of evolutionary psychology. “Our review of the literature suggests we have a mechanism in our brains designed by natural selection to pull us through a very tumultuous time in our lives,” says Brian Boutwell, Ph.D., […]

26.03.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Zoren bothered by Carmina’s intimate scenes with Paulo

Zoren bothered by Carmina’s intimate scenes with Paulo

Is Zoren Legaspi bothered by his wife’s intimate scenes with actor Paulo Avelino for the new series “Bridges of Love?” If you ask Carmina Villaroel, the simple answer is yes. The 39-year-old actress admitted that her husband has always been uncomfortable with regards to her having romantic scenes with other men. “Alam ko naman talaga […]

26.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Ruffa ready to have another go at marriage

Ruffa ready to have another go at marriage

RUFFA Gutierrez, all the while, thought that after her failed marriage to Turkish Yilmaz Bektas, she would remain a single mother to her two daughters, Lorin and Venice, forever. But, as she realizes now, one cannot really tell what the future holds. “Lalo’t where pag-ibig is concerned,” Ruffa beamed. Currently in love with French-Israeli Jordan […]

26.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Binx Walton to partner with Superga on sneaker range

Binx Walton to partner with Superga on sneaker range

(Relaxnews) – The 18-year-old model currently sharing the cover of this month’s Teen Vogue with Gigi Hadid is working on her own footwear collection with the Italian brand. According to Style.com, the limited-edition range of low tops is still some months away from hitting stores, but when it does it will reflect her rather in-demand athletic, […]

26.03.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Chanel brings the French Riviera to its summer 2015 makeup line

Chanel brings the French Riviera to its summer 2015 makeup line

(Relaxnews) – Summer beach vacations may still be months away, but the French luxury brand is already transporting beauty fans to the Mediterranean coast. The latest Chanel makeup line is inspired by the French Riviera of the 1920s, one of Gabrielle Chanel’s favorite destinations. Intense shades, bold eyes and sun-kissed cheeks set the tone as […]

25.03.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·