Tokyo Olympic stadium ‘dull’, looks like turtle: architect

Tokyo Olympic stadium ‘dull’, looks like turtle: architect

(TOKYO-AFP) – The stadium at the heart of plans for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be dull and look like a turtle, a leading Japanese architect said Thursday, adding to the row over the controversial venue. The centrepiece for the Games, which was designed by British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, has been scaled down by a […]

Results of US vote for Senate, House and governors

Results of US vote for Senate, House and governors

WASHINGTON  (AFP) – Republicans secured a majority in the US Senate and strengthened their grip on the House of Representatives in Tuesday’s midterm elections. Here are the results of the vote, based on partial results and media projections as of Wednesday. Senate Republicans captured at least 52 seats in the 100-member Senate, gaining seven seats […]

07.11.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Martial law victims abroad can file their claims online

Martial law victims abroad can file their claims online

In the Philippine Government’s efforts to reach every victim of gross human rights violations during the Marcos regime, the Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board (HRVCB) is now accepting applications from human rights violations victims (HRVV) living and/or working abroad. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) informed the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C. on November 4, […]

07.11.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PHL Embassy launches mobile app for Radio Tambuli

PHL Embassy launches mobile app for Radio Tambuli

Los Angeles  – The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles informs the public that as part of the commemoration of first anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013, the Embassy of the Philippines in Washington D.C. has launched the “Radyo Tambuli” mobile application.  Radio Tambuli is a virtual radio station seeking to deliver news about the Philippines to the Filipino-American Community in the United States.  This mobile app is now available […]

07.11.2014 · Filled under: Local News, Offers, Promotions ·
Consumers encouraged to check utility bills for unfamiliar charges

Consumers encouraged to check utility bills for unfamiliar charges

LOS ANGELES, CA – With the scorching heat that hit California the past few months, consumers may see high spikes in their utility bills. This sudden increase can cause several problems: the consumer may be unable to pay their bill, the consumer may be dropped from their California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) discount program, […]

06.11.2014 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
14th JFAV Veterans Day rally in Hollywood, Nov.11

14th JFAV Veterans Day rally in Hollywood, Nov.11

Los Angeles  – The Justice for Filipino American Veterans, an alliance of veterans organizations, community advocates, youth and students  announced that they will march for the third time in 14 years on  Veterans Day, November 11, 2014 in Hollywood, Los Angeles   to dramatize and remind America of their broken promises and unfulfilled pledges to our veterans and relatives. […]

06.11.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Apple comes top in secure messaging tests

Apple comes top in secure messaging tests

(Relaxnews) – When it comes to encryption and privacy, iMessage and FaceTime are the best mass-market smartphone messaging systems, beating everything from Google Chat to WhatsApp for protecting users’ data. However, before devoted iPhone and iPad users take to Twitter to start gloating, The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), which carried out the meticulous tests, highlights that […]

06.11.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Michael Fassbender in talks to play Steve Jobs

Michael Fassbender in talks to play Steve Jobs

(Relaxnews) – After being turned down by Leonardo DiCaprio and, on Monday, by Christian Bale, producers are courting yet another actor for the biopic on the Apple co-founder. Negotiations with Bale came close to the finish line. Aaron Sorkin, who wrote the script, even confirmed during an interview that the actor would play Steve Jobs, […]

06.11.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Science & Technology ·
‘Interstellar’: timely ode to space conquest

‘Interstellar’: timely ode to space conquest

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – It has not been a good week or two for space travel. But “Interstellar,” the new Oscar-tipped movie starring Matthew McConaughey, may just get a boost from the bad news. Days after a privately owned rocket exploded on take-off for the International Space Station (ISS), followed by the crash of a Virgin […]

06.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Could these futuristic gadgets be the secret to a happy marriage?

Could these futuristic gadgets be the secret to a happy marriage?

(Relaxnews) – Will marriage become even more difficult as we live longer than ever? With an average of three months being added to life expectancies each year, it’s a question that Taiwan-based design studio Alice Wang has been considering. The studio has adapted a selection of everyday objects to better suit the concept of wedded bliss in […]

Baskin-Robbins creates camouflage-colored ice cream

Baskin-Robbins creates camouflage-colored ice cream

(Relaxnews) – Baskin-Robbins has released a special camouflage-colored ice cream in honor of Veterans Day in the US, made with chocolate, salty caramel and cake-flavored ice cream. Throughout the month of November, customers in the US will be able to express their support for active and retired troops by buying a scoop or two of […]

06.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
Tapping your forehead could help reduce food cravings: study

Tapping your forehead could help reduce food cravings: study

(Relaxnews) – Some simple, 30-second distraction tasks could help reduce cravings, even for your favorite foods, according to a new study. In the study, Richard Weil, M.Ed. CDE, Director of the Weight Loss Program at Mt Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital in New York City, tested the effects of three short distraction tasks plus a control […]

06.11.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
‘The Love Boat’ cast christens latest Princess Cruises’ ship

‘The Love Boat’ cast christens latest Princess Cruises’ ship

(Relaxnews) – The cast of “The Love Boat,” the TV series that popularized the notion of cruising in the 1980s, reunited in Florida Wednesday to help fete Princess Cruises’ 50th anniversary along with a roster of some of the show’s most popular guest stars and a sea of champagne. At a bash held in Fort […]

06.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
Man offers free around-the-world trip to Canadian named ‘Elizabeth Gallagher’

Man offers free around-the-world trip to Canadian named ‘Elizabeth Gallagher’

(Relaxnews) – Calling all Canadians named Elizabeth Gallagher: There’s an around-the-world plane ticket with your name on it. Here’s the backstory: After booking a Christmas holiday with stops in Milan, Prague, Paris and Bangkok, Toronto man Jordan Axani found himself with an extra ticket when he and his girlfriend — who goes by the name […]

05.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Carson to Mark Veterans Day with Patriotic Celebration

Carson to Mark Veterans Day with Patriotic Celebration

The City of Carson will join the entire nation in paying tribute to America’s war veterans as it hosts its annual Veterans Day Celebration on November 11. The celebration will take place at 10 a.m. at Veterans Park, located at 22400 Moneta Avenue in Carson. The event is open to the public and admission is […]

05.11.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Covered California launches renewal for more than 1.1 million enrollees

Covered California launches renewal for more than 1.1 million enrollees

Lessons Learned from Initial Open Enrollment Applied to Major Changes for Upcoming Open Enrollment Nov. 15 to Feb. 15 SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Covered California announced it has begun the renewal process for 1.12 million individuals who enrolled in plans in the exchange last year and unveiled substantial new improvements to facilitate enrollment in coverage for 2015. “Last year, […]

04.11.2014 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
Bill Gates to give $500 million for malaria, other diseases

Bill Gates to give $500 million for malaria, other diseases

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US philanthropist Bill Gates on Sunday announced he will donate over $500 million to fight malaria and other infectious diseases in the developing world, saying the Ebola outbreak is a call to action. The former Microsoft CEO told the 63rd annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in […]

04.11.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Death of nanny reveals dirty secret in our community

Death of nanny reveals dirty secret in our community

  The Toronto and Philippine Community are in shock over the recent death of Evelyn Bumatay Castillo. It has been reported that Evelyn Castillo arrived in Canada in January 2013 as a live in caregiver and was inCanada as a nanny to care for three children in Thornhill. Police reports have confirmed that she was murdered and a 32 year […]

04.11.2014 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
Uma Thurman joins US remake of ‘The Slap’

Uma Thurman joins US remake of ‘The Slap’

(Relaxnews) – The actress has stepped in to replace Mary-Louise Parker in “The Slap,” the NBC miniseries adapted from the Australian format, Tvline.com has announced. Forced to back out of the project for health reasons, Mary-Louise Parker has made way for Uma Thurman. The star of Quentin Tarantino’s “Kill Bill” movies has signed on to […]

04.11.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge to get November 14 launch

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge to get November 14 launch

(Relaxnews) – The innovative phablet with a second sloping display will be hitting the shops in the US just in time for Thanksgiving. The handset sports a 5.6-inch Quad HD super AMOLED screen but unlike on other phablets, this one is sloping, wrapping around one side of the device. The idea is that this second […]

04.11.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
New Mercedes concept reveals budget SUV plans

New Mercedes concept reveals budget SUV plans

(Relaxnews) – The G-Code may just be a design study at the moment but its unveiling in China on Monday is the clearest sign yet that the company is set to offer a premium yet affordable crossover. Based on the same platform as the entry-level A-Class compact hatchback, the G-Code’s exterior looks are the result […]

04.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Christian Bale pulls out of Steve Jobs biopic: report

Christian Bale pulls out of Steve Jobs biopic: report

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – British “Dark Knight” star Christian Bale has pulled out of a planned biopic of late Apple founder Steve Jobs, industry media reported Monday. Bale — the second actor to decline the role after Leonardo DiCaprio — discussed the part with “Slumdog Millionaire” director Danny Boyle, but no deal was reached, according to […]

04.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Burger King kicks off unlimited Whopper promo in Japan

Burger King kicks off unlimited Whopper promo in Japan

(Relaxnews) – Burger King has brought back its all-you-can-eat Whopper challenge to customers in Japan, where extreme eating is a competitive sport. For one week, the fast food chain will offer an all-you-can-eat deal for its signature Whopper in restaurants across the country for 1,200 JPY ($11 USD). But the deal doesn’t come without a […]

04.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Myrtle sought Grace Poe’s permission before posing for FHM

Myrtle sought Grace Poe’s permission before posing for FHM

“Pinoy Big Brother” (PBB) winner and cosplayer Myrtle Sarrosa revealed she asked for Senator Grace Poe’s permission before she agreed to be the cover girl of men’s magazine FHM. Sarrosa is currently going out with Poe’s son Bryan and is also friends with Poe’s daughter. “We are very close kasi lagi akong bumibisita sa family […]

04.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
US Navy cancels port calls to PHL

US Navy cancels port calls to PHL

DOF says visits to Subic cancelled due to ‘operational reasons’   MANILA,  (AFP) – The US Navy has cancelled visits to the Philippine port of Subic amid public anger over accusations that a US Marine killed a Filipino on the city’s outskirts, officials said Monday. Foreign Department spokesman Charles Jose said the visits of three US […]

04.11.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Trafficked Filipino teachers urged to step out of the shadows

Trafficked Filipino teachers urged to step out of the shadows

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Philippine Embassy is calling on some 500 undocumented Filipino teachers in the United States who were victimized by illegal recruiters to step out of the shadows so they could be assisted in securing immigration relief and in going after those who victimized them. “Our teachers need not be afraid. We are […]

04.11.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Republicans eye US Senate, but result may wait

Republicans eye US Senate, but result may wait

By Michael Mathes WASHINGTON (AFP) – Republicans are confident they will take control of the US Senate in Tuesday’s elections, but Americans may still have to wait until December or even 2015 to learn who controls the chamber. Recent polls show Republicans pulling ahead of President Barack Obama’s Democrats in the battle for power in […]

04.11.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Aquino: Abu Sayyaf to be hunted down, brought to courts

Aquino: Abu Sayyaf to be hunted down, brought to courts

CALAMBA CITY (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday pledged that his administration will hunt down the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) and bring its members to courts. “Ang instructions natin sa mga kinauukulan ay walang humpay ang ating operasyon hanggang maubos natin, meaning maaresto, masakote natin itong mga miyembro ng Abu Sayyaf,” Aquino told […]

04.11.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Taylor Swift takes the reins on global social media chart: Starcount

Taylor Swift takes the reins on global social media chart: Starcount

(Relaxnews) – Taylor Swift continued to work her social media mojo for the week of October 27 through November 2, taking the top spot on Starcount’s global social media chart in the wake of her latest album release. In the US, Billboard reported that the star’s LP “1989” was on track to reach 1.3 million sales in […]

03.11.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Trailer: ‘Furious 7’ drops power-packed debut

Trailer: ‘Furious 7’ drops power-packed debut

(Relaxnews) – Original faces from across the “Fast & Furious” franchise return for what will be, in the words of Dominic Toretto, “one last ride.” Parachuting out of a plane inside a souped-up sportscar, rescuing a hostage from inside a heavily armored bus on a treacherous mountainside road, and teetering just one powerslide from safety […]

03.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Film sparks Paddington Bear revival in London

Film sparks Paddington Bear revival in London

(LONDON-AFP) – The movie “Paddington” has sparked a resurgence of interest in the bear from darkest Peru, with exhibitions, statues and a new book of his adventures coming out before the New Year. Paddington Bear’s journey to the silver screen has been a long one, but Michael Bond’s much-loved children’s book character has been popular […]

03.11.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment ·
Pop-up cafe in Tokyo to serve Hello Kitty-themed foods

Pop-up cafe in Tokyo to serve Hello Kitty-themed foods

(Relaxnews) – To help fete the 40th anniversary of Japan’s iconic feline character, a pop-up restaurant in Tokyo will serve Hello Kitty-shaped foods like finger sandwiches, apple pie and even drumsticks stamped with the character’s instantly recognizable, mouthless face. The Hello Kitty cafe at the Shibuya Parco shopping center’s Guest Cafe and Diner is just one […]

03.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
CA Public Health establishes Ebola hotline

CA Public Health establishes Ebola hotline

SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has established an Ebola hotline call center to respond to public inquiries related to Ebola it was announced today by Dr. Ron Chapman, CDPH director and state health officer. “This hotline has been set up and staffed to answer questions from those concerned about the possibility […]

03.11.2014 · Filled under: Services ·
Veterans can apply for a free home at Moreno Valley Housing Fair

Veterans can apply for a free home at Moreno Valley Housing Fair

Free Housing Resource Fair  October 25, 2014 at Moreno Valley Senior Center (Rancho Cucamonga, CA) – Veterans and military families can officially apply for a FREE home starting Saturday, October 25.  The house will be given away by the Housing Opportunities Collaborative and Homestrong USA, who will be available to answer questions about the application […]

03.11.2014 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
Tradition, reunions bring Filipinos to cemeteries on ‘day of the dead’

Tradition, reunions bring Filipinos to cemeteries on ‘day of the dead’

MANILA, Nov 1 (Mabuhay) – Millions across the Philippines packed into cemeteries Saturday to pay respects to their dead, in an annual tradition that combines Catholic religious rites with the country’s penchant for festivity. The Church appealed for a solemn and prayerful observation of the “day of the dead” and urged against turning gravesites into […]

02.11.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Dior goes for gold in holiday makeup collection

Dior goes for gold in holiday makeup collection

(Relaxnews) – With the holiday season fast approaching, cosmetics brands are presenting special collections brimming with festive colors and shimmer. Dior is no exception to the rule, and its new Golden Shock collection celebrates all that glitters. The line’s new lip colors introduce an interesting concept: two-sided lipstick. One side is matte and the other […]

02.11.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Holidays, Home & Garden, Online ·
Gourmets get taste for ‘raw’ chocolate

Gourmets get taste for ‘raw’ chocolate

(PARIS-AFP) – “Want to taste? Come on! It’s a bit like the sushi of chocolate,” calls out raw chocolate maker Frederic Marr, beckoning the curious to his stall at Paris’s annual chocolate extravaganza, the Salon du Chocolat. Touted as a “super food” by some, raw chocolate is the latest trend in the world of chocolate. […]

02.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Burj Al Arab to fete its 15th anniversary like it’s 1999

Burj Al Arab to fete its 15th anniversary like it’s 1999

(Relaxnews) – To mark its 15th anniversary, the Burj Al Arab — Dubai’s instantly recognizable sail-like landmark — will be throwing a party in keeping with the glitz and glamor of its hometown that will include a collaboration with Hermès and a fireworks and 3D projection mapping show. Built on an artificial island 280 meters […]

02.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
Wells Fargo offers free credit scores to customers until Nov. 16

Wells Fargo offers free credit scores to customers until Nov. 16

Offer promotes financial health and wellness as a third of Americans are more worried about financial than physical health SAN FRANCISCO – In an effort to help customers succeed financially, Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) is offering its customers their free consumer credit score and complimentary credit report through Nov. 16, 2014. For more information about this […]

02.11.2014 · Filled under: Offers, Promotions, Services ·
Hello Kitty celebrates 40th birthday

Hello Kitty celebrates 40th birthday

(TOKYO-AFP) – Hello Kitty, Japan’s global icon of cute, marked her 40th anniversary on Saturday with a human-size version of the feline character regaling fans at an upscale Tokyo department store and a theme park. The moon-faced creation, who has spawned a multi-billion dollar industry, began her birthday by trying her hand as manager of […]

At Halloween, pumpkin spice is everything nice

At Halloween, pumpkin spice is everything nice

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Trick or treat! While youngsters dress up as ghosts and goblins and go door to door for Halloween, grown-ups across the United States are indulging in all things pumpkin spice. What started a decade ago as a seasonal Starbucks coffee flavor — which curiously isn’t made of pumpkin — has blossomed into something […]

31.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Halloween, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
The real treat should be a safe Halloween season

The real treat should be a safe Halloween season

ROSEMEAD, Calif., – The ghoulish decorations and costumes are a sure bet to scare up some fun this Halloween season, but much more frightening are the electrical and fire hazards associated with them. With this in mind, Southern California Edison (SCE) reminds its customers that a few simple precautions, especially with candles, decorations and costumes, can help ensure […]

30.10.2014 · Filled under: Environment, Services ·
Miley Cyrus the new face of MAC Viva Glam

Miley Cyrus the new face of MAC Viva Glam

(Relaxnews) – The American singer is the latest popstar to take on the cosmetics company’s crusade against HIV and AIDS as the spokesperson for Viva Glam. Twenty-one-year-old Miley Cyrus has been named as the latest face of MAC’s Viva Glam line. Miley takes over duties from Barbadian singer Rihanna, who also has her own line with […]

Halloween beauty tips: the best celebrity looks

Halloween beauty tips: the best celebrity looks

(Relaxnews) – In Tinseltown Halloween isn’t just one night. Oh no! As with everything in Hollywood the stars don’t do things by halves, and some major names have already hit the party circuit in some cool looks. Here are some of the best so far. Kate Hudson – instagram.com/p/ukbgHVpclp The actress posted this Halloween look four days […]

‘Buggy balls’ to hit shelves at Dutch supermarket chain

‘Buggy balls’ to hit shelves at Dutch supermarket chain

(THE HAGUE-AFP) – The traditional shopping list of bread, milk, eggs and cheese is set to change in the Netherlands with a major supermarket chain unveiling its first-ever range of insect-based products this week. From Friday, customers at Jumbo stores in two northern Dutch cities will be able to add “buggy balls”, “buggy burgers” and […]

30.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Neil Patrick Harris to appear in ‘American Horror Story’ finale

Neil Patrick Harris to appear in ‘American Horror Story’ finale

(Relaxnews) – The former “How I Met Your Mother” star will return to TV this December in the last two episodes of the horror show’s current season. Neil Patrick Harris was dying to play a role in “American Horror Story,” as he told the show’s creator Ryan Murphy last July. To make his dreams come […]

30.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘Exodus Gods & Kings’ trailer sets up epic sibling rivalry

‘Exodus Gods & Kings’ trailer sets up epic sibling rivalry

(Relaxnews) – A new trailer for “Exodus: Gods and Kings” sets up the sibling bond between Moses and Ramses, before two nations clash under a plague-filled sky. Moses’ challenge — the granting of freedom to a country’s slavebound underclass — threatens to destabilize not only a nation’s economy and its cultural ambitions, but also his […]

30.10.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Renée Zellweger, Jon Voight and Greg Kinnear cast in ‘Same Kind of Different as Me’

Renée Zellweger, Jon Voight and Greg Kinnear cast in ‘Same Kind of Different as Me’

(Relaxnews) – Along with Beninese-American actor Djimon Hounsou, the three stars will appear in the film adaptation of the book by Ron Hall, Denver Moore and Lynn Vincent. Published in 2006 and based on a true story, “Same Kind of Different as Me” centers on the unlikely friendship between Ron Hall (Greg Kinnear), a high-profile […]

30.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Can you drink too much milk? Study raises questions

Can you drink too much milk? Study raises questions

(PARIS-AFP) – Drink lots of milk to strengthen your bones and boost your health, doctors say. But a study in The BMJ medical journal Wednesday said Swedes with a high intake of cow’s milk died younger — and women suffered more fractures. The findings may warrant questions about recommendations for milk consumption, although further research […]

30.10.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
“Frozen” tops Halloween costume charts

“Frozen” tops Halloween costume charts

(Relaxnews) – It’s set to be a cold, cold Halloween this year as characters from Disney’s 2013 animated film “Frozen” top the chart of the most popular costumes. According to a study by e-commerce provider SLI Systems, Internet users in the US, the UK and Australia have conducted over one million online searches this Halloween season […]

30.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Halloween, Holidays, Home & Garden, Online ·
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon look into telekinesis for Fox

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon look into telekinesis for Fox

(Relaxnews) – The two friends have become increasingly involved in the small screen over the past year, and the trend shows no sign of stopping. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox has just picked up a comedy series with a paranormal twist from the duo’s Pearl Street Films. The untitled series focuses on a 25-year-old […]

29.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Saudi capital’s $22.5 bn metro a race against time: official

Saudi capital’s $22.5 bn metro a race against time: official

(RIYADH-AFP) – The sprawling and congested Saudi capital is in a race against time to complete its $22.5 billion metro system within four years, a senior official said on Wednesday. Abdullah Allohaidan told AFP in an interview that the rail and bus development — whose construction is changing the face of Riyadh — is the […]

29.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, World News ·
Halili still feels awkward with Rocco Nacino

Halili still feels awkward with Rocco Nacino

Sheena Halili feels “awkward” being around ex-boyfriend Rocco Nacino especially now that they are working together on “Hiram na Alaala,” her first teleserye after renewing her contract with GMA this month. “Rocco and I had closure but I admit, I still feel awkward working with him. I even fumble my lines sometimes,” shared Sheena. Sheena […]

29.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
VP Binay to defend self in TV ads?

VP Binay to defend self in TV ads?

MANILA, Oct 29 (Mabuhay) – Beleaguered by corruption allegations, Vice President Jejomar Binay will soon heat up the airwaves with the launch his political ads. Navotas Representative Toby Tiangco, the interim president of Binay’s political party, United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), said it was “high time” for the Vice Preident to come out with his own […]

29.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
AARP presents ‘The Outstanding Filipino American’ Awards

AARP presents ‘The Outstanding Filipino American’ Awards

 Juliet Payabyab wins TOFA award for ‘Senior Welfare and Advocacy’ WASHINGTON, D.C., October 28, 2014 – AARP presented ‘The Outstanding Filipino Americans’ Awards in New York (TOFA-NY) on Saturday, October 25 at Carnegie Hall in New York. As the first-time sponsor of the gala event, AARP had the privilege of presenting the award for ‘Senior Welfare and Advocacy’ to […]

29.10.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Football: German World Cup winners fill Ballon d’Or list

Football: German World Cup winners fill Ballon d’Or list

(ZURICH-AFP) – Holder Cristiano Ronaldo faces competition from six German World Cup winners in the 23 nominees for the Ballon d’Or world footballer of the year announced Tuesday. Spain’s La Liga dominated the FIFA list with 10 players including Ronaldo’s Real Madrid teammates Gareth Bale of Wales and Colombia’s James Rodriguez, but there was no […]

28.10.2014 · Filled under: International Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
New compact Mazda SUV to make LA debut

New compact Mazda SUV to make LA debut

(Relaxnews) – The Mazda CX-3 will be the Japanese company’s star car at the upcoming LA Auto Show and is yet another crossover looking to cash in on drivers’ newfound love of SUV styling applied to smaller cars. It looks as if 2014 will be remembered as the year of the mini off-roader. The Paris […]

28.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Tourism: Taylor Swift is NYC’s latest spokesperson

Tourism: Taylor Swift is NYC’s latest spokesperson

(Relaxnews) – NYC & Company, the official New York City tourism office, has recruited the singer as its “Global Welcome Ambassador” for the 2014-2015 season. “Welcome to New York,” a track from her new album “1989,” was revealed as the official song of the destination’s latest advertising campaign. Named “Welcome to New York” after Taylor […]

H&M Design Award 2015 semifinalists announced

H&M Design Award 2015 semifinalists announced

(Relaxnews) – On the heels of launching 2014 winner Eddy Anemian’s capsule collection, the Swedish brand has announced the semifinalists for the 2015 edition. Once again, 24 young designers will compete in the hopes of winning the same prize as Eddy Anemian, whose capsule collection flew off the proverbial shelves when it was released online. […]

28.10.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Superman’s origin story headed to TV

Superman’s origin story headed to TV

(Relaxnews) – The new FOX series “Gotham” seems to have inspired producers at Warner. According to Bleedingcool.com, the studio is developing a Superman series titled “Krypton.” After watching Batman’s origin story unfold on FOX’s “Gotham,” superhero fans may soon get a show on Superman’s early years. Judging by its title, “Krypton” will likely be set […]

28.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Trailer: Iranian vampire tale ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night’

Trailer: Iranian vampire tale ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night’

(Relaxnews) – Sheila Vand of “Argo” stars as the nameless lead of “A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night,” set for a November 21 release. Blending conventions from classic horror, spaghetti western and romantic drama, the trailer for “A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night” shows one reason why an Iranian town might be losing […]

28.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars, Online, Videos ·
Palace welcomes PHL inclusion in Lonely Planet’s 2015 list

Palace welcomes PHL inclusion in Lonely Planet’s 2015 list

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Saturday welcomed the Philippines’ inclusion in the list of travel magazine-website Lonely Planet as one of the best countries to visit in 2015. Presidential Communications Operations Office head Herminio Coloma Jr. said it is a source of pride for the Philippines to have islands and other natural endowments. “Ikinagagalak natin […]

28.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Philippine News ·
Could this windowless jet be the future of air travel?

Could this windowless jet be the future of air travel?

(Relaxnews) – The days of elbowing your way to a window seat on an airplane could be over if a new “windowless jet” concept comes into fruition. The UK-based Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) has unveiled plans for an Aerospace Windowless Aircraft design which would see cabin walls fitted with a ‘digital wallpaper’ transmitting footage of the […]

28.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology, Videos ·
Aquino confers Order of Lakandula on U.N. Resident Coordinator Luiza Carvalho

Aquino confers Order of Lakandula on U.N. Resident Coordinator Luiza Carvalho

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III on Monday conferred the Order of Lakandula, with the rank of Grand Officer, on United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in the Philippines Luiza Carvalho. The President gave the award to Carvalho during her farewell call, held at the Music Room of Malacañang Palace. Carvalho, who is […]

28.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Gina Alajar on son Geoff: He’s a better person now

Gina Alajar on son Geoff: He’s a better person now

ACTOR Geoff Eigenmann became a “better person” after getting through the challenging times in his personal life and career. Seasoned actress Gina Alajar said in a recent interview that her 29-year-old son has started to open up again to her and their whole family. “Geoff, for a time, we did not understand him. You cannot […]

28.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Charice: ‘Kung gwapo kaya ako, iba kaya ang trato?’

Charice: ‘Kung gwapo kaya ako, iba kaya ang trato?’

Despite her achievements on the international stage, singer Charice still feels unappreciated in her own country. The 22-year-old singer clarified the statements she made on her Instagram account where she cast doubt as to whether Filipinos are truly proud of her or not. “I’m just being truthful,” she said. “Ever since I started, it has […]

28.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
San Beda College Alumni golf tourney at Cresta Verde Nov. 1

San Beda College Alumni golf tourney at Cresta Verde Nov. 1

The San Beda College Alumni Association of Southern California will hold its 8th Annual Addie Dalton Memorial Golf Tournament on November 1, 2014 at Cresta Verde Golf Course in Corona. Everyone (Bedans, their relatives and friends) is invited to the event that will help support the scholarship fund being raised by the Bedans. Tickets to the golfing tourney are […]

28.10.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Vegan croissants, gluten-free pasta: Europe wakes up to fussy eating

Vegan croissants, gluten-free pasta: Europe wakes up to fussy eating

(VILLEPINTE, France-AFP) – Once firmly entrenched in their traditional gastronomy, consumers in gourmet havens like France and Italy are slowly starting to demand gluten-, dairy- and meat-free diets as environmental and health concerns kick in. No-allergen pasta, vegan croissants, meatless hamburgers — “free-from” food is one of the leading trends at this week’s SIAL international […]

Beyonce allies with TopShop for new fashion brand

Beyonce allies with TopShop for new fashion brand

(LONDON-AFP) – US singer Beyonce and British high-street retailer TopShop said Monday they were launching a fashion brand for “athletic streetwear” that will be available this time next year. The joint venture, Parkwood TopShop Athletic, will include “clothing, footwear and accessories across dance, fitness and sports categories,” the chain said in a statement. Philip Green, […]

‘Fast & Furious 7’ becomes ‘Furious 7’ for April release

‘Fast & Furious 7’ becomes ‘Furious 7’ for April release

(Relaxnews) – The Vin Diesel and Paul Walker movie has a new title — “Furious 7” — and the prospect of a new trailer arriving on November 1. It’ll be the first entry to the 13-year-old franchise to drop “Fast” from its title, though 2013’s “Fast & Furious 6” was at one point thought to […]

27.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Cocoa clue to reversing memory loss

Cocoa clue to reversing memory loss

(PARIS-AFP) – Bioactive ingredients found in cocoa sharply reversed age-related memory decline in a group of volunteers, scientists reported on Sunday. The compounds, called flavanols, were taken in a specially-prepared cocoa drink, according to an experiment published by the journal Nature Neuroscience. Over three months, 37 healthy volunteers aged 50-69 had a daily drink containing […]

27.10.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Jasmine Tookes presents Scandalous, the new Victoria’s Secret fragrance

Jasmine Tookes presents Scandalous, the new Victoria’s Secret fragrance

(Relaxnews) – After Fearless, the American lingerie brand has launched its latest perfume, Scandalous. Supermodel Jasmine Tookes is the face of the new scent. A sensual and sweet eau de parfum with notes of raspberry liqueur, black peony and praline, Scandalous by Victoria’s Secret comes in a studded pink glass flacon with a large black […]

27.10.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
AARP sponsors San Diego Asian Film Festival

AARP sponsors San Diego Asian Film Festival

WASHINGTON, D.C. – AARP is proud to be a new Spotlight Sponsor of the 15th San Diego Asian Film Festival from Thursday, November 6 through Saturday, November 15. “AARP recognizes the impact that stories and storytellers have in our communities and support events like the San Diego Asian Film Festival that inform, inspire, and entertain […]

27.10.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Nike launches Mercurial Superfly CR7

Nike launches Mercurial Superfly CR7

(Relaxnews) – Cristiano Ronaldo will debut the latest Nike soccer cleat in ‘El Classico’, the showdown between his side Real Madrid and their Spanish rivals Barcelona. Portuguese footballing superstar and current holder of the Ballon d’Or Cristiano Ronaldo will be well-shod this weekend when he debuts the New Mercurial Superfly CR7 model against the Catalan side. […]

26.10.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Online, Sports & Recreation, Videos ·
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth sends first tweet

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth sends first tweet

(LONDON-AFP) – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II sent her first ever tweet during a visit to a museum Friday, signing it “Elizabeth R” — and even removing a glove to post it. The 88-year-old’s Twitter debut came during a visit to London’s Science Museum as she opened a new gallery dedicated to the history of communication […]

Creepiest Halloween destinations include scariest place in India and Scotland

Creepiest Halloween destinations include scariest place in India and Scotland

(Relaxnews) – Edinburgh, New Orleans and Rajasthan have been identified as among the most haunting, scariest destinations in the world for getting your chill on in advance of Halloween. The list, curated by Cheapflights.com, shines the spotlight on cities that offer the best “creepy tours around the world,” deliciously frightful itineraries that take visitors through […]

26.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Halloween, Home & Garden ·
‘Ouija’ spooks N. American box office competition

‘Ouija’ spooks N. American box office competition

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Spooky thriller “Ouija” haunted the top of the North American box office, debuting in first place, industry estimates showed Sunday. The supernatural horror flick, about a group of friends who awaken an ancient spirit with a Ouija board, a game where players attempt to talk with ghosts, earned $20 million in its […]

26.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Could daylight savings promote kids’ fitness?

Could daylight savings promote kids’ fitness?

(Relaxnews) – Less evening light could reduce childen’s activity levels, according to a meta-analysis by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the University of Bristol in the UK that makes a case against setting the clocks back in autumn. Lead study author Anna Goodman and her team worked with 15 studies in […]

26.10.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Sports & Recreation ·
PHL, US sign agreement on labor rights

PHL, US sign agreement on labor rights

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippines has taken another step in fulfilling its mandate to look after the interest and welfare of Filipinos abroad by partnering with the United States in reaching out and educating members of the Filipino-American Community about their rights and responsibilities as employees and employers. In a statement, the Philippine Embassy said the latest […]

26.10.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Bookshop celebrates Carlos Bulosan on Filipino American History Month

Bookshop celebrates Carlos Bulosan on Filipino American History Month

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA – The book, America Is in the Heart: A Personal History by Carlos Bulosan will be the center of the Filipino American History Month celebration on Saturday, October 25, 2014. The event is sponsored by Philippine Expressions Bookshop and is free and open to the public. It will be held at Search to Involve Filipino […]

24.10.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Local News ·
A Spooky Snack and Drink for Halloween

A Spooky Snack and Drink for Halloween

(Family Features) If your family’s Halloween consists of pumpkin carving, trick-or-treating and transforming your home into a haunted house, you’ll be happy to know that the “double, double, toil and trouble” doesn’t have to stop there. You can add a little extra hocus pocus to your season by brewing up these chillingly creative treats with […]

23.10.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Free Recipes, Home & Garden ·
James Wan to return to horror with ‘The Conjuring 2’

James Wan to return to horror with ‘The Conjuring 2’

(Relaxnews) – After helming the 2013 movie about the paranormal detective team, James Wan will return for the sequel, Deadline reports. News of his arrival follows the decision to push “The Conjuring 2” forward to 2016. James Wan, who recently wrapped “Fast and Furious 7,” is no stranger to the horror genre. Among his directing […]

23.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Naomi Watts named L’Oréal Paris spokesmodel

Naomi Watts named L’Oréal Paris spokesmodel

(Relaxnews) – After recently inducting Karlie Kloss into the exclusive club of L’Oréal Paris brand ambassadors, the cosmetics brand has bestowed the same honor on Naomi Watts. At age 46, Naomi Watts is the latest face of L’Oréal Paris. The British-Australian actress joins the ranks of the brand’s other prestigious ambassadors alongside Penelope Cruz, Doutzen […]

23.10.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Tim Cook says Apple to open 25 new China stores in next two years: report

Tim Cook says Apple to open 25 new China stores in next two years: report

(Relaxnews) – Apple is planning to consolidate its presence in China by introducing 25 new stores to the country over the next two years. According to reports by publications including Apple Insider and Forbes, CEO Tim Cook put a figure on the brand’s growth plan when talking to the Chinese news portal Sina during a […]

MAC x Nasty Gal team up for collection

MAC x Nasty Gal team up for collection

(Relaxnews) – There’s a North American-only collaboration for cosmetics brand MAC and fashion label Nasty Gal. Sophia Amoruso of Nasty Gal has teamed up with MAC for a new color capsule collection set to hit stores in time for the holidays. The MAC x Nasty Gal collaboration features three matte lipsticks (in ‘stunner’ red, ‘runner’ burgundy and ‘gunner’ purple) […]

23.10.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Meryl Streep to sing off key for Stephen Frears

Meryl Streep to sing off key for Stephen Frears

(Relaxnews) – The actress will co-star with Hugh Grant in a biopic on Florence Foster Jenkins, the amateur soprano known for her particularly awful singing, the Daily Mail reports. Meryl Streep will play the wealthy heiress and New York socialite who, despite a complete lack of rhythm and pitch, relentlessly pursued an operatic singing career. […]

23.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
Marvel releases dark ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ teaser

Marvel releases dark ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ teaser

(Relaxnews) – The sequel about the team made up of Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Hawkeye and Black Widow now has its first teaser-trailer. In “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the Marvel superhero team goes up against the robotic supervillain Ultron and his army set on destroying the human race. A few new characters will […]

23.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
UCLA Pilipino alumni name dedicated on new UCLA Scholarship Endowments Wall

UCLA Pilipino alumni name dedicated on new UCLA Scholarship Endowments Wall

On Sunday, October 19th at the festive UCLA Scholarship Fall Reception, UCLA Pilipino Alumni Association’s name was dedicated onto the new UCLA Alumni Scholarship Endowments wall at the UCLA James West Alumni Center.  “This is a great day for the UCLA Pilipino Alumni Association to have their name on this newly dedicated wall that promotes the university […]

22.10.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Angeline on her breasts: ‘Nahihirapan ako kasi sobrang laki’

Angeline on her breasts: ‘Nahihirapan ako kasi sobrang laki’

Singer-actress Angeline Quinto, who has been open about her cosmetic enhancements, revealed that she once considered undergoing breast reduction surgery. Speaking on the sidelines of the press conference of her new film “Beauty in a Bottle,” Quinto said she eventually decided against it after consulting a doctor. “Sa totoo lang po, itong boobs ko ay […]

22.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Papal favourites served up in new recipe book

Papal favourites served up in new recipe book

(VATICAN CITY-AFP) – From an Argentinian dessert that translates as “milk candy” to Polish ravioli, a member of Vatican’s famed Swiss Guard on Tuesday unveiled a range of recipes of dishes favoured by popes. David Geisser, 24, who joined the elite Vatican security corps a month ago launched his cookbook “Bon Appetit, Swiss Guard” in […]

CN Traveler readers name Disney world’s best cruise line 2014

CN Traveler readers name Disney world’s best cruise line 2014

(Relaxnews) – Disney, Crystal Cruises and Windstar have emerged the highest-rated cruise lines in CN Traveler magazine’s latest edition of the Readers’ Choice Awards which has released a list of the top cruise brands for 2014. The top 28 cruise lines are divided into four categories: large ship lines, midsize, small ship and river cruise. […]

Marvel Studios executive ready for female superhero film

Marvel Studios executive ready for female superhero film

(Relaxnews) – If Victoria Alonso were in charge of Marvel’s announcement schedule, the studio would be talking about a female superhero film “today.” Speaking at the Visual Effects Society Production Summit on October 18, executive producer Alonso was able to offer insight into working behind the scenes on Marvel’s latest crop of blockbusters. Her appearance […]

22.10.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
James Bond ‘submarine Lotus’ goes up for auction on eBay for $1 million

James Bond ‘submarine Lotus’ goes up for auction on eBay for $1 million

(Relaxnews) – It’s an underwater car that can’t be driven and doesn’t work in water, but this former James Bond prop has been listed on eBay for a cool $1 million. The Lotus Esprit “submarine car” appeared in the film “The Spy Who Loved Me” in 1977 and is, according to the owner, one of […]

New Michelin guide for Kansai, Japan adds 2-star listings

New Michelin guide for Kansai, Japan adds 2-star listings

(Relaxnews) – Three more restaurants in Japan have been added to the club of two Michelin stars in the 2015 edition of the red book for Kansai. In its sixth year, inspectors bestowed two stars on two new restaurants in Kyoto and the same rating on another dining destination in Osaka. In Kyoto, the new […]

22.10.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Ryan Murphy sells another horror series

Ryan Murphy sells another horror series

(Relaxnews) – The “American Horror Story” creator will mine a similar vein with “Scream Queens,” a new horror-comedy series ordered by Fox, The Hollywood Reporter reveals. Due to air in fall 2015, the first series of “Scream Queens” is set on a college campus rocked by series of murders. The idea is to reprise the […]

22.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Jonathan Saunders to launch sunglasses line

Jonathan Saunders to launch sunglasses line

(Relaxnews) – The London-based designer will be offering eyewear for Spring 2015 with a new deal announced Tuesday. The Scottish-born fashion star is launching a ‘Jonathan Saunders Eyewear’ line, his first permanent foray into the accessories market, with a 29-piece collection set to arrive in stores in February next year featuring plenty of the designer’s […]

21.10.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Palawan in the Philippines named world’s top island: CN Traveler

Palawan in the Philippines named world’s top island: CN Traveler

(Relaxnews) – If you’ve been to Thailand, done Bali and bought the T-shirt in Vietnam, consider Palawan, one of 7,107 islands belonging to the Philippines that’s just been named the world’s top island by readers of CN Traveler magazine. About an hour’s flight from Manila, Palawan’s virtue lies in the fact that it remains largely […]

21.10.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online ·
Cristiano Ronaldo takes a top spot on social media chart: Starcount

Cristiano Ronaldo takes a top spot on social media chart: Starcount

(Relaxnews) – Celebrity soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo grabs a spot on Starcount’s chart of the top stars on social media list for the week of October 13-19. The Portuguese athlete hit a major milestone on Facebook last week. On October 15, Facebook announced that Ronaldo had hit 100 million fans, making him the most popular […]

‘Marley & Me’ story to continue on the small screen

‘Marley & Me’ story to continue on the small screen

(Relaxnews) – A comedy series created as a sequel to “Marley & Me,” the film starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston, has landed at NBC. The pilot ordered by the network will be written by former “Sex and the City” screenwriter Jenny Bicks. Released in December 2008, “Marley & Me” depicts the ups and downs […]

21.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Study finds your brain includes a (free) calorie counter

Study finds your brain includes a (free) calorie counter

(Relaxnews) – A neuroimaging study says the brain has a natural affinity for evaluating foods based on their caloric density, containing a library of nutritional information that may be richer than that of your wearable tracker’s software platform. “Our study sought to determine how people’s awareness of caloric content influenced the brain areas known to […]

21.10.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Lonely Planet releases its picks for the top destinations in 2015

Lonely Planet releases its picks for the top destinations in 2015

(Relaxnews) – Travel experts at Lonely Planet have gazed into their crystal balls and come up with lists of the top 10 cities, regions and countries to visit in 2015, giving top nods to Singapore, Washington DC, and the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey. Destinations that made the cut for Lonely Planet’s latest, “Best in Travel […]

21.10.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Disney reveals first concept art from ‘Moana’

Disney reveals first concept art from ‘Moana’

(Relaxnews) – The studio has shared a first look at its next animated feature, which is due to hit theaters in late 2016. “Moana” is to be directed by John Musker and Ron Clements, the duo behind “The Great Mouse Detective,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin” and “The Princess and the Frog.” Set 2,000 years ago […]

21.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Senate wants to know PHL’s preparedness for Ebola

Senate wants to know PHL’s preparedness for Ebola

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Is the Philippines ready for Ebola? This is the question the Senate committee on health will seek to answer in a hearing to be conducted Wednesday, October 22. Senator Teofisto Guingona III, chair of the Senate committee, said the hearing will focus on the preparedness of the country’s frontline agencies in dealing […]

21.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Unbeaten Walters KOs Donaire for title

Unbeaten Walters KOs Donaire for title

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Undefeated Jamaican Nicholas Walters knocked out Filipino star Nonito Donaire with one second remaining in the sixth round Saturday to win the World Boxing Association featherweight title. Walters landed a powerful overhand right to the left temple that sent the champion crumpling to the canvas and referee Raul Caiz counted out […]

21.10.2014 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation, World News ·
Maxene Magalona wants to move to ABS-CBN

Maxene Magalona wants to move to ABS-CBN

“I’m so grateful to them, but now it’s time for me to move on.” This was Maxene Magalona’s declaration when asked about her ties with GMA-7, her home station of over a decade, following her string of guest appearances on rival network ABS-CBN in recent weeks. Referring to her guestings in various Kapamilya shows, Magalona […]

21.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Kerry in SE Asia seeking support against IS

Kerry in SE Asia seeking support against IS

JAKARTA  (AFP) – US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday visited Indonesia, home to the world’s biggest Muslim population, to press Southeast Asian nations to step up efforts in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) group. Kerry was among foreign dignitaries in Jakarta for the inauguration of President Joko Widodo, a former furniture […]

21.10.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Signage for largest Fil-Am mural in US unveiled

Signage for largest Fil-Am mural in US unveiled

By Nimfa U. Rueda LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles City officials and Filipino-American community leaders unveiled the signage for the largest Fil-Am mural in the United States on Saturday. “I see this new sign as a bridge, in the same way that the mural has become a bridge to other cultures,” said Eliseo Art Silva, the […]

21.10.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Hostages arrive at German embassy after ordeal

Hostages arrive at German embassy after ordeal

By Joel GUINTO MANILA  (AFP) – A German couple kidnapped by Islamic militants were handed over to their embassy Saturday after a six-month ordeal marked by constant threats of beheading, as the Philippines confronted a security threat it thought it had overcome. Officials said a private plane flew Stefan Okonek, in his 70s, and his […]

21.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Fil-Am one of two CA realtors honored for ‘changing clients’ lives for better’

Fil-Am one of two CA realtors honored for ‘changing clients’ lives for better’

LOS ANGELES  – A multi-awarded Filipino-American realtor added another feather on her cap when she was chosen by the California Association of Realtors (CAR) as one of only two realtors for the “Champions of Home” Award for “changing their clients’ lives for the better, raising the standards for others, and led by example.” The award was presented […]

21.10.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Schwarzenegger goes from Terminator to climate ‘Innovator’ Schwarzenegger goes from Terminator to climate ‘Innovator’

Schwarzenegger goes from Terminator to climate ‘Innovator’ Schwarzenegger goes from Terminator to climate ‘Innovator’

PARIS  (AFP) – Hollywood legend Arnold Schwarzenegger has gone from being the “Terminator” to the “Innovator”, France’s Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Saturday, praising him for his work to prevent climate change. The actor turned politician was presiding over a climate change conference of the world’s regions in Paris on Friday and Saturday in the […]

20.10.2014 · Filled under: Environment, Hollywood Stars, World News ·
Solidified vinegar and at-home beer brewing kits win innovation awards

Solidified vinegar and at-home beer brewing kits win innovation awards

(Relaxnews) – An at-home beer brewing kit, seaweed spaghetti and solid vinegar flakes could be coming to a grocery store near you, after winning awards at a major food innovation competition in Paris, an international event billed as a launching pad for many of the popular food trends that end up on consumer plates around […]

20.10.2014 · Filled under: News ·
Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz pose under ‘Big Eyes’ in new poster

Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz pose under ‘Big Eyes’ in new poster

(Relaxnews) – The first poster for Tim Burton’s new feature was unveiled this weekend, showing the two stars in front of a painting by Margaret Keane. In “Big Eyes” — which seems to be closer in tone to “Ed Wood” and “Edward Scissorhands” than to “Dark Shadows” or “Alice in Wonderland” — the filmmaker tells […]

20.10.2014 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
City of Carson to host women’s symposium October 25

City of Carson to host women’s symposium October 25

The City of Carson Women’s Issues Commission will be hosting an educational program to promote the understanding and awareness of women’s issues and social services for women and their families on October 25. The symposium, “Women in the 21st Century”, will run from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald Community Center […]

20.10.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Beauty tutorials: 60s-inspired looks from the Japanese runway

Beauty tutorials: 60s-inspired looks from the Japanese runway

(Relaxnews) – We’ve noticed a number of retro looks on the runway at Tokyo Fashion Week, so we thought we’d take a look at how to get the effect at home. Mastering winged liner – http://youtu.be/TqR01QFlLEc Makeup expert Lisa Eldridge created this bold winged eyeliner look, which is perfect for hooded eyes. She pairs the dark […]

20.10.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Online, Videos ·
Art agenda: FIAC, El Greco in New York

Art agenda: FIAC, El Greco in New York

(Relaxnews) – France welcomes another edition of its annual international contemporary art fair, FIAC, that extends along the banks of its river Seine, while the New York Met prepares a nine-painting retrospective on Spanish Renaissance artist El Greco. Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain October 23-26 Grand Palais, Paris, France The capital’s annual art festival, with exhibitors […]

20.10.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment ·
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley poses in green for Coca-Cola Life

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley poses in green for Coca-Cola Life

(Relaxnews) – Launched in the US last month, the latest member of the Coca-Cola family is due to arrive in additional markets over the coming months. To make the campaign for its new stevia-sweetened soft drink as alluring as possible, the brand enlisted the help of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Eager to get the word out about […]

20.10.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Colin Farrell for Dolce & Gabbana

Colin Farrell for Dolce & Gabbana

(Relaxnews) – The Italian luxury label has nabbed the Irish star as the face of its new men’s scent, Intenso. Thirty-eight-year-old Irish actor Colin Farrell has been selected by fashion brand Dolce & Gabbana to star in a new campaign for an upcoming men’s fragrance set for release “in the coming months,” according to the brand. “We […]

20.10.2014 · Filled under: News ·
Scarlett Johansson courted for ‘Ghost in the Shell’

Scarlett Johansson courted for ‘Ghost in the Shell’

(Relaxnews) – DreamWorks has reached out to the star about a role in its adaptation of the famous Japanese manga, Deadline reports. The American actress is said to have inherited the role from Margot Robbie, who had been attached since September. After “Lucy,” Scarlett Johansson could be headed for another sci-fi blockbuster. The actress, who […]

19.10.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Fatty foods could harm men more than women: study

Fatty foods could harm men more than women: study

(Relaxnews) – Anyone who’s ever watched a young male athlete chow down fast food might be surprised by the findings of a new study conducted on mice fed a high-fat diet, in which the males were more likely to develop brain inflammation and heart disease than the females. “For the first time, we have identified […]

19.10.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Billionaire donates cubism collection to NY museum

Billionaire donates cubism collection to NY museum

(NEW YORK-AFP) – One of the finest cubist collections in the world, painstakingly pieced together by a US billionaire and pledged to the Metropolitan Museum in New York opens to the public on October 20. Featuring 81 works of art by four artists, the museum says it will be the most important exhibition dedicated to […]

19.10.2014 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment ·
Timeless MD for skin lightening by Dr. Tess is cutting edge

Timeless MD for skin lightening by Dr. Tess is cutting edge

Timeless MD by Dr Tess is a collaboration between Dr. Tess and award-winning skincare pioneer Jan Marini of Jan Marini Skin Research. Timeless MD by Dr Tess has 29 of the most cutting edge technology for skin lightening, anti-inflammatory, anti- oxidants and anti-aging all in one easy to use kit! It can even help those with acne! The products are made with […]

19.10.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Promotions, Services ·
Filipino American Alliance celebrates 10 years of service

Filipino American Alliance celebrates 10 years of service

LONG BEACH, CA—On October 10 to 12, the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON), an alliance of thirty-one organizations throughout the United States, celebrated its more than 10 years of serving and protecting the Filipino community in the U.S. and around the world. In sync with the celebration of its “Dekada” (10 in Filipino), the alliance successfully gathered more […]

17.10.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Yogurt declared New York’s official state snack

Yogurt declared New York’s official state snack

(Relaxnews) – After the apple and apple muffin, residents of New York State can now count yogurt as an official state food. On Wednesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill pronouncing the humble dairy product the state’s official snack food in a move meant to recognize the industry’s importance to New York’s economy: The state […]

16.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
‘US can request custody of Marine in transgender slay’

‘US can request custody of Marine in transgender slay’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Philippine government has the primary jurisdiction and custody over United States (US) servicemen who commit violations of Philippine laws, according to an official of the Department of Justice (DOJ). However, Justice Undersecretary Jose Justiniano clarified that under the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), custody over erring US soldiers is transferred to the […]

16.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
DJ Durano admits past romance with Wenn Deramas

DJ Durano admits past romance with Wenn Deramas

Actor DJ Durano has finally confirmed that he once had a romantic relationship with film director Wenn Deramas. Durano said he is happy that he and Deramas remain friends even after their breakup. He said the director continues to help him with his showbiz projects. Durano is part of the upcoming comedy film “Moron 5.2”, […]

16.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Aquino wants to keep tensions low in West PHL Sea

Aquino wants to keep tensions low in West PHL Sea

MANILA, Oct 16 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday called for more coordination among government agencies to keep tensions low in disputed portions of the South China Sea, which Manila calls the West Philippine Sea. At the Philippine Coast Guard’s (PCG) 113th anniversary, Aquino admitted that the situation at the West Philippine Sea, […]

16.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Heidi Klum intimates line announced

Heidi Klum intimates line announced

(Relaxnews) – Bendon, the New Zealand-based underwear company that created the Elle Macpherson Intimates line, has signed a deal with the German model and TV host for her own collection of bras and panties. Heidi Klum looks set to continue her global assault on the fashion and lifestyle sectors after inking the deal with Bendon. According […]

16.10.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Apple leaks iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3

Apple leaks iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3

(Relaxnews) – While Google was revealing its new Nexus 6 smartphone and Nexus 9 tablet, tech websites started to buzz with new reports on the next generation of the iPad. Ahead of its keynote address on Thursday, Apple accidentally uploaded images of the new tablets as illustrations for its new iPad User Guide for iOS […]

16.10.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
Michelle Obama rocks out with turnip to promote good eating

Michelle Obama rocks out with turnip to promote good eating

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – US first lady Michelle Obama — showing she is willing to go the extra mile for her anti-obesity campaign — has busted out a few of her dance moves… with a turnip. In a short video message, Obama holds up a turnip, asks “Turnip — for what?” and then sways and nods her […]

16.10.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, International Stars, Online ·
New York bridal fashion: Pamela Rolland, Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera

New York bridal fashion: Pamela Rolland, Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera

(Relaxnews) – We take a look at some of the Fall 2015 bridal collections presented in New York City. Pamela Rolland This is the first season Pamela Rolland has worked on bridal (her main line launched in 2002) and the designer offered a modern twist on the traditional elements. Classic fabrics including French lace, Italian […]

16.10.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Christian Bale in talks to play Steve Jobs in Danny Boyle’s biopic

Christian Bale in talks to play Steve Jobs in Danny Boyle’s biopic

(Relaxnews) – Two weeks after Leonardo DiCaprio turned down the role, Christian Bale is on his way to playing the Apple co-founder. The Hollywood Reporter indicates that the British actor was in Sony’s sights for the role at the start of the project, when David Fincher was still attached to direct. Now Bale has entered […]

16.10.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Science & Technology ·
Filipino American History Month celebration in Cerritos October 25

Filipino American History Month celebration in Cerritos October 25

Cerritos, CA – The Whitney High School Club Kaibigan and Filipino Parents Support Group, Cerritos High School Club Kapamilya and Gahr High School Barkada Club in partnership with Cerritos Mayor Mark & Gloria Pulido, the Filipino American Community of Cerritos, Filipino Cultural School and the Filipino American National Historical Society Los Angeles Chapter proudly present […]

16.10.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Taco Bell confirms it’s testing Sriracha-themed menu

Taco Bell confirms it’s testing Sriracha-themed menu

(Relaxnews) – After the online rumor mill went into excited overdrive over the specter of Taco Bell rolling out a Sriracha-themed menu, its parent company has confirmed that the Mexican-style fast food chain is testing out the concept in the US. In an interview with The Washington Post, a spokesperson at parent company Yum! Brands confirmed […]

15.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Tokyo Fashion Week: highlights from day two

Tokyo Fashion Week: highlights from day two

(Relaxnews) – Day two at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in the Japanese capital brought soft folding, spring metallics and transparency. Here’s our pick of the highlights. Ritsuko Shirahama Ritsuko Shirahama showed a Spring/Summer 2015 collection packed with twists on classic fashion staples, from Chanel-like woven skirt and jacket pairings, to 1960s style headgear and kohl eyeliner. Prints included […]

15.10.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Home & Garden ·
The virtual doctor will see you now

The virtual doctor will see you now

(Relaxnews) – Google is testing a new feature that will let web users talk to a physician via video chat without leaving home. The search engine already doubles as most households’ family doctor — how many of us have visited a real life doctor armed with a diagnosis courtesy of Googling? — so why not […]

WHO tells East Asia Pacific to bolster Ebola defenses

WHO tells East Asia Pacific to bolster Ebola defenses

MANILA  (AFP) – World Health Organization chief Margaret Chan on Monday urged East Asian and Pacific countries to strengthen defenses against the Ebola outbreak, warning that the whole world may be at risk. The region of 1.8 billion has been a hotspot for many emerging diseases including Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome and bird flu, but […]

15.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Rafael Rosell shares rosy lovelife

Rafael Rosell shares rosy lovelife

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — KAPUSO actor Rafael Rosell is now enjoying a rosy lovelife courtesy of his new girlfriend, a Filipina-Ukranian model. After four years of being single, the 31-year-old hunk had finally decided to pursue someone and win her heart. Fortunately, in barely four months of continuous communication and courting, Rafael was successful in snatching […]

15.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
PNoy orders systematic, scientific evacuation of OFWs from Ebola-hit countries

PNoy orders systematic, scientific evacuation of OFWs from Ebola-hit countries

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III has ordered the “systematic” and “scientific” evacuation of over 1,700 Filipino workers from three Ebola-hit countries in West Africa, a Malacañang official said Tuesday. At a press briefing, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said Aquino directed health, foreign affairs and labor officials during a meeting on Monday to […]

15.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Palace mum on ‘Oplan Stop Nognog in 2016′

Palace mum on ‘Oplan Stop Nognog in 2016′

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — The Liberal Party has already answered accusations of black propaganda against Vice President Jejomar Binay, Malacañang said Tuesday when asked about “Oplan Stop Nognog 2016.” “Tumugon na ang matataas na opisyal ng Liberal Party. Palagay ko naman nabigyan na nila ng angkop na pagtugon,” Communications Secretary Herminio “Sonny” Coloma Jr. told Palace […]

15.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
AARP sponsors Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture during Filipino American History Month

AARP sponsors Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture during Filipino American History Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. – AARP was proud to sponsor the 23rd Annual Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture (FPAC), a celebration of Filipino food, music, dance, crafts and culture, on October 4-5 at its new venue, Los Angeles County’s Grand Park during Filipino American History Month. Nearly 25,000 visitors from around the country attended Southern California’s longest-running […]

14.10.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
NBI evidence may be used in VP Binay impeachment – De Lima

NBI evidence may be used in VP Binay impeachment – De Lima

MANILA, Oct 14 (Mabuhay) – Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Tuesday said the pieces of evidence the National Bureau of Investigation could gather may be used to initiate an impeachment complaint against Vice President Jejomar Binay. “Depende kung ma-validate at makakalap ng sapat na ebidensya na sinusuportahan at corroborate ang akusasyon o alegasyon ni […]

14.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
KC hospitalized for dengue

KC hospitalized for dengue

Actress KC Concepcion has been diagnosed with dengue. The actress on Sunday night posted a picture of her and “Ikaw Lamang” co-stars Amy Austria-Ventura and Alora Sasam on her Instagram account. The picture was taken in her hospital room, with Sasam and Ventura visiting the sick actress. Concepcion wrote that she has been diagnosed with […]

14.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Iron Man returns for ‘Captain America 3’

Iron Man returns for ‘Captain America 3’

(Relaxnews) – All becomes clear regarding Robert Downey Jr.’s ongoing involvement in Marvel’s crossover film franchises, as his Iron Man character is set to kick off a new story arc in “Captain America 3.” The addition of RDJ as Tony Stark/Iron Man means that Marvel’s Civil War storyline is set to move from comic book […]

14.10.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
McDonald’s invites customers to ask about pink slime and earthworms

McDonald’s invites customers to ask about pink slime and earthworms

(Relaxnews) – McDonald’s is hoping to dispel a few urban legends and set the record straight about its food in a new proactive damage control campaign that invites Americans to ask them questions in a digital forum via social media. The campaign dubbed “Our Food. Your Questions,” will take place across their social media channels […]

How to taste chocolate like an expert

How to taste chocolate like an expert

(Relaxnews) – Like fine wine, exceptional chocolate deserves to be tasted with great care and attention to the details: color, aroma, length on the palate… Cacao creations can be even more delectable when a few basic guidelines are followed. As the UK gears up for ‘Chocolate Week’ starting October 17, and the 20th edition of […]

14.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Chanel goes behind the scenes of Baz Luhrmann’s No. 5 film

Chanel goes behind the scenes of Baz Luhrmann’s No. 5 film

(Relaxnews) – On Monday, Chanel made waves on the internet by releasing the first teaser for its new No. 5 campaign starring Gisele Bündchen. Now, on Tuesday, October 14, the brand reveals the making of the new advertising film. What is Gisele Bündchen running to or from? Why is the supermodel, the star of the […]

Aquino to lawmakers: Grant additional powers now

Aquino to lawmakers: Grant additional powers now

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III is confident that he will be given additional powers to address the looming power shortage in the summer of 2015. Speaking to reporters in Indonesia, Aquino said, “At the end of the day, sino kaya sa mambabatas natin ang magvo-volunteer na kung saka-sakali dumating ang brownout natin next […]

14.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Key elements of a sponsorship application

Key elements of a sponsorship application

By Atty. Henry Moyal Q. I was born in Canada and want to sponsor a woman from the Philippines that I met online. We married last year in Las Vegas. I have never sponsored anyone before and do not know what to do. What do I need to know so this goes smoothly? A. Assuming you are eligible to sponsor, […]

14.10.2014 · Filled under: Legal Matters ·
Maria Menounos, TV’s breakout star wears Oliver Tolentino

Maria Menounos, TV’s breakout star wears Oliver Tolentino

Celebrity Maria Menounos wore a red embroidered mermaid gown by Hollywood Filipino designer Oliver Tolentino last night in Los Angeles when she attended the Children’s Hospital Gala: Noche de Niños benefit.  Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman was honored at the benefit. Tolentino has been worn by celebrities including Jessica Alba, Carrie Underwood, Fergie, Anna Paquin, […]

14.10.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Local News ·
Hugh Grant dumps ‘Bridget Jones’ for good

Hugh Grant dumps ‘Bridget Jones’ for good

(Relaxnews) – This weekend, the actor revealed that he will not take part in the third movie in the franchise starring Renée Zellweger and Colin Firth. After indicating a few months ago that the script was not to his liking, Hugh Grant confirmed to Free Radio that he will not reprise the role of Daniel […]

13.10.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
China chosen as top destination as new and old winners take up mantle at World Travel Awards Asia

China chosen as top destination as new and old winners take up mantle at World Travel Awards Asia

(Relaxnews) – Singapore Airlines, the Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong and China as a destination have nabbed some of the biggest awards at an event known as the Oscars of the travel world. Some of the biggest industry players gathered at a red carpet event at The Oberoi hotel in New Delhi on Friday for […]

13.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
US Embassy working with PHL authorities in probing slay of transgender in Olongapo

US Embassy working with PHL authorities in probing slay of transgender in Olongapo

MANILA, Oct 13 (Mabuhay) — The US Embassy in Manila is working closely with Philippine authorities in identifying the suspect in the killing of a transgender woman in Olongapo City over the weekend amid allegations the foreign companion the victim was last seen with may be a US national. The US Embassy sent its condolences […]

13.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Dennis Trillo reacts to rumored Carla, Tom romance

Dennis Trillo reacts to rumored Carla, Tom romance

ACTOR Dennis Trillo said he is the first person to be happy if there’s truth to rumors that his “My Husband’s Lover” co-stars Carla Abellana and Tom Rodriguez are dating in real life. In a recent interview with the “Hiram Na Alaala” actor, Dennis said he thought of that possibility before while they were doing […]

13.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Application period begins for $1.2-M 2014-15 Edison Scholars Program

Application period begins for $1.2-M 2014-15 Edison Scholars Program

ROSEMEAD, Calif.,  — Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison (SCE), announces the application period for its 2014-15 Edison Scholars Program begins today and runs through Feb. 1. The $1.2-million program, which offers 30 scholarships valued at $40,000 each paid over four years, is for Southern California high school seniors with a 2.8 GPA or […]

13.10.2014 · Filled under: Offers, Promotions, Services ·
Aquino says foreign visits necessary

Aquino says foreign visits necessary

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III said his attendance to the 7th Bali Democracy Forum is important as the country builds strong relations with its neighboring countries in the Asia Pacific region. “Ang pagdalo natin sa Bali Democracy Forum ay patunay sa kahandaan ng Pilipino na makipagtulungan upang makamit ang mas matatag at […]

13.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Anglahi presents: ‘The New Filipino: A talk on Jose Rizal by National Artist for Literature F. Sionil Jose’

Anglahi presents: ‘The New Filipino: A talk on Jose Rizal by National Artist for Literature F. Sionil Jose’

Philippine national hero Jose Rizal once remarked that a useless life is a life not consecrated to a great ideal. Fast forward to the 21st century. With more and more Filipinos living abroad, the Filipino diaspora has truly become global. Nevertheless, the call to know one’s roots and to live a life of excellence – […]

13.10.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Bridal beauty: 8 essential makeup tips

Bridal beauty: 8 essential makeup tips

(Relaxnews) – Your wedding is around the corner, and you’ve bravely decided to do your own makeup. Chanel makeup artist Claire Blavet shares a few guidelines to follow and pitfalls to avoid. 1) Stick with your complexion Whether your skin tone is olive, dark, mocha, porcelain or peaches and cream, your makeup should match your […]

12.10.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
‘Gone Girl’ remains at top of N. American box office

‘Gone Girl’ remains at top of N. American box office

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – “Gone Girl” stood tall atop the North American box office for a second straight week, fighting back competition from a number of new films, industry estimates showed Sunday. The mystery, starring Ben Affleck as a husband accused of murdering his wife (Rosamund Pike), raked in $26.8 million over the weekend, bringing its […]

12.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘Game of Thrones’ starts shooting in Spain

‘Game of Thrones’ starts shooting in Spain

(SEVILLE, Spain-AFP) – Film crews on Friday began shooting part of the fifth season of popular US fantasy television series “Game of Thrones” in the southern Spanish city of Seville, delighting local authorities who expect a tourism boost. Onlookers held up umbrellas to protect themselves against driving rain as they tried to look over a […]

10.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Karl Lagerfeld’s cat poses with the new Opel Corsa

Karl Lagerfeld’s cat poses with the new Opel Corsa

(Relaxnews) – What do Claudia Schiffer and Karl Lagerfeld’s cat Choupette have in common? For starters, both are spokesmodels for the new Opel Corsa. While the German supermodel stars in an ad campaign for Opel’s new city car, Choupette is the face of the 2015 Opel Corsa Calendar, shot by her famous owner. Tina Müller, […]

Tech agenda: TV Xperience 2014

Tech agenda: TV Xperience 2014

(Relaxnews) – A busy month on the tech calender continues with an examiniation of the current state of television and where it’s heading in the future. TV Xperience 2014  October 13-15 New York, USA This year’s event will see appearances from Mashable, NBC and Universal, among others, detailing how the second screen and even the […]

10.10.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Science & Technology ·
Ferrari reveals celebratory F60America

Ferrari reveals celebratory F60America

(Relaxnews) – To mark its 60th year in North America, the Italian supercar company promised something special and has delivered with a strictly limited edition car especially for US customers. Only 10 will ever be built and have been designed specifically for American Ferrari enthusiasts. That means that the car has a throbbing V12 engine […]

10.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Outdoorsmen to gather for International Mountain Summit

Outdoorsmen to gather for International Mountain Summit

(Relaxnews) – Calling upon experts in all fields of mountaineering including climbers, doctors and tour operators, the sixth annual Kiku International Mountain Summit (IMS) will take place in Brixen, Italy from October 16 through 21. The presence of major brands such as BMW and Marmot is highly anticipated and Gore-Tex is to sponsor the IMS […]

10.10.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs’ to become a TV series

‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs’ to become a TV series

(Relaxnews) – A new generation of kids came to know the 1978 children’s book story through the 2009 animated feature and its 2013 sequel. Now “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” is headed for the small screen. To turn the franchise into an animated series, Sony Pictures Animation has signed a deal with DHX Media, […]

10.10.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Cookbook spotlight: ‘Baking Chez Moi’

Cookbook spotlight: ‘Baking Chez Moi’

(Relaxnews) – In her latest cookbook, popular author Dorie Greenspan aims to demystify French desserts and make them less daunting, with a collection of contemporary recipes that come from everyone from her French hairdresser to the average French household. ‘Baking Chez Moi’ is 496 pages of dessert recipes for the at-home cook. Traditionally labor-intensive French […]

10.10.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Cookbook spotlight: Yotam Ottolenghi’s ‘Plenty More’

Cookbook spotlight: Yotam Ottolenghi’s ‘Plenty More’

(Relaxnews) – London celebrity chef Yotam Ottolenghi is about to release a sequel to his award-winning vegetarian cookbook with “Plenty More.” After “Jerusalem: A Cookbook,” which paid homage to the culinary diversity of Jerusalem’s cuisine, and “Plenty,” published in 2011, Ottolenghi is focusing once again on the humble vegetable kingdom in his latest cookbook. Over […]

09.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Man dies of Ebola in Texas, as world toll nears 3,900

Man dies of Ebola in Texas, as world toll nears 3,900

By Kerry Sheridan WASHINGTON (AFP) – A Liberian man who was the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States died in a Texas hospital Wednesday, as deaths from West African epidemic neared 3,900. Washington stepped up airport screening against the often fatal virus, and the World Health Organization sought to contain concerns of […]

09.10.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
World Bank: PHL growth recovery depends on gov’t spending

World Bank: PHL growth recovery depends on gov’t spending

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The economic growth of the Philippines in the next two years will depend heavily on government’s ability to boost spending, according to the World Bank. The Washington-based lender said that while strong domestic demand will continue to drive the country’s overall economic growth, it will be public spending that will influence growth. […]

09.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
‘Blood moon’ awes sky watchers in Americas and Asia

‘Blood moon’ awes sky watchers in Americas and Asia

By Daniel Woolls WASHINGTON, October 8, 2014 (AFP) – Stargazers in the Americas and Asia were treated to a lunar eclipse Wednesday, a celestial show that bathed the moon in a reddish tint to create a “blood moon.” During the total lunar eclipse, light beams into Earth’s shadow, filling it with a coppery glow that […]

09.10.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
Buffett would ‘bet money’ on Clinton becoming president

Buffett would ‘bet money’ on Clinton becoming president

WASHINGTON  (AFP) – Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said Tuesday he would bet money on Hillary Clinton becoming the next president of the United States. “Hillary is going to run,” Buffett said at Fortune magazine’s Most Powerful Women Summit in California. “Hillary is going to win,” he added. “I will bet money on it, I don’t […]

09.10.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Ballet Philippines receives standing ovation in Los Angeles

Ballet Philippines receives standing ovation in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, 08 October 2014. – The Philippine Consulate General welcomed the arrival of Ballet Philippines (BP) in Los Angeles. Ballet Philippines is headed by its President, Ms. Margie Moran-Floirendo and known for winning the second Ms. Universe crown for the Philippines in 1973. Godinus Executive Producer Becca Godinez and PAE Live Producer Ted Benito […]

09.10.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Curiosity helps us learn: study

Curiosity helps us learn: study

(Relaxnews) – It may seem like a no-brainer but a new study says that being curious about a topic makes us more likely to learn about it, and to obtain a more thorough knowledge of it than we would if we were less interested. “Our findings potentially have far-reaching implications for the public because they […]

08.10.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Porsche unveils new 911 GTS

Porsche unveils new 911 GTS

(Relaxnews) – The latest generation of the evergreen supercar is getting the Gran Turismo Sport treatment to up its comfort, power, performance and exclusivity. Coming to showrooms in November, the 911 Carrera GTS can be specified as a hardtop coupé or convertible and with rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. But whichever configuration of the 911 GTS is right […]

08.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Naomi Watts and Tommy Hilfiger team to support breast cancer patients

Naomi Watts and Tommy Hilfiger team to support breast cancer patients

(Relaxnews) – For the eighth consecutive year, Tommy Hilfiger has partnered with Breast Health International, which works to improve the lives of those diagnosed with breast cancer around the world. This year, the brand chose Naomi Watts as the face of its campaign for the initiative. Following in the footsteps of Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, […]

Microsoft debuts new app for sharing photos across ecosystems

Microsoft debuts new app for sharing photos across ecosystems

(Relaxnews) – Microsoft has created a new app that allows anyone to share photos with their friends, whether they own iPhones, Windows Phones or prefer Android. The app in question is called Xim and is the latest idea to come from Microsoft Research’s Fuse Labs. What makes it so newsworthy is that it’s a tiny attempt to […]

08.10.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Environment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology, Videos ·
‘Iron Man 4’ is and isn’t happening, says Robert Downey Jr.

‘Iron Man 4’ is and isn’t happening, says Robert Downey Jr.

(Relaxnews) – Speculation builds around Robert Downey Jr.’s role in future “Iron Man” installments after conflicting quotes emerge from US talk shows. The Iron Man character will continue to appear in Marvel’s film franchise but may not get another solo film for a while. That’s the conclusion drawn from apparently contradictory statements that Robert Downey […]

08.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
‘Constantine’: NBC launches promo campaign

‘Constantine’: NBC launches promo campaign

(Relaxnews) – Comic book fans have marked their calendars for October 24: the premiere date of the much-anticipated NBC series “Constantine.” The first poster and trailers are now available online. Twitter is abuzz following the release of new promotional materials for the new NBC series “Constantine,” adapted from the “Hellblazer” series from DC Comics and […]

08.10.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Trio win Nobel medicine prize for brain’s ‘GPS’

Trio win Nobel medicine prize for brain’s ‘GPS’

(STOCKHOLM-AFP) – British-American researcher John O’Keefe on Monday won the Nobel Medicine Prize with a Norwegian couple, Edvard Moser and May-Britt Moser, for discovering how the brain navigates. They won the coveted prize for discovering an “inner GPS” which makes it possible to orient ourselves in space, the jury said. “The discoveries of John O’Keefe, […]

08.10.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Sci-fi novel ‘The Dark Side’ flies to Fox Pictures

Sci-fi novel ‘The Dark Side’ flies to Fox Pictures

(Relaxnews) – Hollywood is already taking advantage of the interest surrounding this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair as “The Dark Side” is given to the screenwriter for “Exodus: Gods and Kings.” Steve Zaillian wrote the script for biblical epic “Exodus: Gods and Kings” with director Ridley Scott and is on hand to adapt Anthony O’Neill’s sci-fi […]

08.10.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Food forum in New York to debate ‘the future of American cuisine’

Food forum in New York to debate ‘the future of American cuisine’

(Relaxnews) – The definition of American cuisine will be on the table at a food forum in New York organized by the same folks who host the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. Leading chefs, restaurateurs and food journalists will gather on Saturday to discuss “The future of American dining” within a global context. Though the event […]

08.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Meet Dom: the US’s new pizza delivery man

Meet Dom: the US’s new pizza delivery man

(Relaxnews) – Siri might have the answers to life’s questions, but it’s “Dom” you need to go to if your query is pizza related. The Domino’s Pizza virtual voice ordering assistant is starring in his first national TV campaign in the US as of this week, having been revamped since the concept’s initial launch in the summer. The app, […]

2-day celebration for the 70th Anniversary of Leyte Landing in Carson Oct. 19

2-day celebration for the 70th Anniversary of Leyte Landing in Carson Oct. 19

The Filipino Veterans Foundation /E.R.B. Foundation in cooperation with the City of Carson and Carson High School, hosts a 5-K Walkathon at the Carson Civic Center on October 19, from 8 AM to 12 Noon to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Leyte Landing.  The walkathon starts and ends for 3 laps  at the Rizal Monument  […]

08.10.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Pulse Asia: Senate, House see slight ratings improvement, but still below 50%

Pulse Asia: Senate, House see slight ratings improvement, but still below 50%

MANILA, Oct 7 (Mabuhay) – Both houses of Congress saw a slight improvement in their approval and trust ratings in the third quarter of 2014, but have yet to gain the nod of half of Filipinos, according to a new survey conducted September 8 to 15 by pollster Pulse Asia. The survey also showed the […]

07.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Benjamin Alves speaks on love, relationships

Benjamin Alves speaks on love, relationships

IF HIS character in GMA-7 afternoon series “Dading” is torn between two ladies, actor Benjamin Alves said he’s a one-woman-man in real life. “I guess that’s a nice problem to have but I never had that kind of problem. Finding one is really hard; finding two is like a jackpot. It never happened to me,” […]

07.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Apple ups iPhone 6 Plus production: report

Apple ups iPhone 6 Plus production: report

(Relaxnews) – “Bendgate” appears to have had little if any impact on sales of Apple’s first phablet, the iPhone 6 Plus. In fact, according to Digitimes, the company is in the process of adjusting supply chain ratios so that more examples of the oversized smartphone arrive in the shops to meet better-than-expected customer demand. The publication’s […]

07.10.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Cookbook spotlight: Mark Bittman’s ‘How to Cook Everything Fast’

Cookbook spotlight: Mark Bittman’s ‘How to Cook Everything Fast’

(Relaxnews) – New York Times food writer Mark Bittman has released another addition to his “How to Cook Everything,” series, this time with a cookery book that promises to teach readers how to cook everything — fast. In the 1,056-page tome, Bittman provides ideas on how to take shortcuts on traditionally labor-intensive meals like chicken […]

07.10.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Malacanang welcomes new recognition for Philippine tourism industry

Malacanang welcomes new recognition for Philippine tourism industry

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Palace welcomes the new recognition for the Philippines after the country was chosen as best destination in Asia Pacific, which could be a major boost to the Philippines aggressive tourism campaign. “Congratulations to our hardworking fellows from the Department of Tourism at nakuha po natin itong best destination in Asia Pacific,” […]

07.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
SC asks Pacquiao to comment on BIR bid to lift temporary tax case reprieve

SC asks Pacquiao to comment on BIR bid to lift temporary tax case reprieve

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Supreme Court ordered boxing champ Manny Pacquiao to comment on the bid of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to lift the restraining order and pursue the collection of over P3 billion tax due including penalties and surcharges. In a resolution, the high court gave Pacquiao 10 days to answer the […]

07.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Mariel Rodriguez a ‘trying hard’ housewife

Mariel Rodriguez a ‘trying hard’ housewife

IN THE four years of their married life, television host Mariel Rodriguez rates herself 7 out of 10 as a housewife to actor husband Robin Padilla. In a recent interview with the 30-year-old, Mariel said that during the months when she did not had any television work, she focused all her time and attention in […]

07.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Largest European Frank Gehry retrospective to go on show in Paris

Largest European Frank Gehry retrospective to go on show in Paris

(Relaxnews) – Frank Gehry’s impressive body of work is going on show in Paris this week in a retrospective exhibition focused on the contemporary architect. The show will feature 225 of the Pritzker Prize winner’s drawings and 67 models, accompanied by texts and documentation. It will be organized around two key themes — “urbanism” and […]

07.10.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
‘Distant,’ a three part pan-Asian film, from ‘Ilo Ilo’ director

‘Distant,’ a three part pan-Asian film, from ‘Ilo Ilo’ director

(Relaxnews) – Anthony Chen, who burst onto the international scene with “Ilo Ilo,” will executive produce three-part Chinese, Singaporean and Thai film project “Distant.” Tying the three 30-minute segments together will be a Chinese lead, but otherwise each part will be helmed by a different director and feature a different supporting cast, reports Variety. The completed […]

07.10.2014 · Filled under: Asian News, Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
Kia Motors taps French chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten in food collaboration

Kia Motors taps French chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten in food collaboration

(Relaxnews) – At first glance the collaboration between a Korean car company and a triple Michelin-starred French chef sounds like a stretch. But Kia Motors has tapped Jean-Georges Vongerichten to develop an original menu that draws on Korean flavors and global cuisine to promote the brand worldwide. The collaboration has resulted in two menus that […]

07.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Hollywood Stars, Motoring, Online, Videos ·
Jeff Koons scultpure goes on show in New York

Jeff Koons scultpure goes on show in New York

(Relaxnews) – A monumental Jeff Koons stainless steel sculpture has gone on show at New York’s Rockerfeller Center this week before being sold in November by auction house Christie’s for an estimated $20-30 million. The 20-foot-long “Balloon Monkey (Orange)”, which took seven years to create, is one of only five created by the American artist, with other […]

07.10.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment ·
PHL suspends work on South China Sea military airstrip

PHL suspends work on South China Sea military airstrip

MANILA  (AFP) – The Philippines said Saturday it has shelved planned improvements on a military airstrip in the disputed South China Sea to support its bid for a UN ruling against Beijing over the tense territorial row. The Philippines infuriated China in March by asking a United Nations tribunal to declare Beijing’s territorial claims in […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
US Supreme Court clears way for gay marriage in more states

US Supreme Court clears way for gay marriage in more states

By Robert Macpherson WASHINGTON, October 6, 2014 (AFP) – Same-sex couples will soon be able to wed in up to 30 US states after the Supreme Court on Monday declined to consider – for now – a nationwide ruling on the divisive issue. In a surprise move, the court snubbed appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: News ·
Bike stolen in 1972, destined to Australia is intercepted at LA/LB Seaport

Bike stolen in 1972, destined to Australia is intercepted at LA/LB Seaport

LOS ANGELES – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Outbound Enforcement Team officers at the Los Angeles/Long Beach (LA/LB) seaport, in partnership with California Highway Patrol (CHP) investigators and National Insurance Crime Bureau special agent, intercepted a stolen 60 year-old 1954 FL Harley-Davidson Hydra-Glide motorcycle, destined to Australia.  CBP seized it on September 9 and […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
PAGASA: Lunar eclipse on Oct. 8; meteor shower later this month

PAGASA: Lunar eclipse on Oct. 8; meteor shower later this month

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Sky watchers may want to mark October 8, Wednesday, on their calendars as that will be the date of a total lunar eclipse that will be visible in the Philippines. PAGASA’s astronomical diary said the eclipse will be seen from Asia, the Americas and Australasia, starting at 4:14 p.m. Philippine time and […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News, Science & Technology ·
CebuPac makes first flights to Saudi Arabia

CebuPac makes first flights to Saudi Arabia

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Philippine air carrier Cebu Pacific on Wednesday made its first inaugural nonstop flights between Manila and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. Flight 5J-740, an Airbus 330, landed at the King Khalid International Airport at 10:30 p.m. with 259 passengers, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Saturday. “The arrival of Cebu Pacific in the […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Carson march tribute to LCarson march tribute to Larry Itliong Oct.25arry Itliong Oct.25

Carson march tribute to LCarson march tribute to Larry Itliong Oct.25arry Itliong Oct.25

The City of Carson and various organizations will join the entire community in honoring the life’s work and legacy of Larry Itliong – a Filipino-American labor leader and organizer. The tribute march will start at 9 a.m. from the USW-Local 675 Union Hall, located at 1200 E. 220th Lot of the Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald Community […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Gov. Brown approves ban on plastic bags

Gov. Brown approves ban on plastic bags

Heal the Bay led legislative fight to tackle plastic pollution, create green jobs SANTA MONICA, CA  – Sending a powerful message nationally that the plastic pollution plague can be abated, Gov. Jerry Brown today signed landmark legislation that bans the distribution of single-use plastic shopping bags at grocery stores, convenience stores and pharmacies statewide. SB 270, a bill […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: Environment, U.S. News ·
LJ Moreno, Jimmy Alapag expect baby girl

LJ Moreno, Jimmy Alapag expect baby girl

LJ Moreno, who is pregnant with her fist child, revealed that she is expecting a baby girl just in time for Christmas. Moreno, who is married to Gilas Pilipinas captain Jimmy Alapag, is now 29 weeks pregnant and is due to give birth in December. “Sobrang (saya ng Christmas). ‘Yung first tri(mester) ko I was […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Katy Perry tops global social media chart: Starcount

Katy Perry tops global social media chart: Starcount

(Relaxnews) – Pop star Katy Perry is the most popular person on social media for the week of September 29 to October 5, according to Starcount, and country-turned-pop singer Taylor Swift takes the fourth-place spot on Starcount’s chart as she generates buzz for her coming album. Katy Perry enjoyed another successful week on social media, […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Worldwide box office: suspense beats horror as ‘Gone Girl’ tops ‘Annabelle’

Worldwide box office: suspense beats horror as ‘Gone Girl’ tops ‘Annabelle’

(Relaxnews) – David Fincher’s thriller starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike took first place at the worldwide box office, grossing $62.6 million during its first weekend in theaters. “Gone Girl” is also on top of the US domestic box office, where it earned $38 million. The feature adapted from Gillian Flynn’s suspense novel is just […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Fondation Louis Vuitton almost ready for grand opening

Fondation Louis Vuitton almost ready for grand opening

(Relaxnews) – Paris’s brand-new Fondation Louis Vuitton is almost ready for its public debut. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry, the striking glass building has been designed for the exploration of “artistic creation in all its forms.” Located at the Jardin d’Acclimatation in the city’s picturesque Bois de Boulogne area, the building will house a […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Destinations, Home & Garden, Online, Photos ·
St. Louis University Alumni celebrates its journey on Nov. 8

St. Louis University Alumni celebrates its journey on Nov. 8

Baguio City-based Saint Louis University alumni members and friends worldwide has slated a grand reunion on Nov. 8, 2014 (Saturday) from 6 p.m. to midnight billed Journey to the Past and the Future at Harrahs Hotel & Casino  in Las Vegas. A registration fee of $110 per person must be pre-paid and payable to SLU Reunion. Payments should be […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
FW14-15: what colors to wear?

FW14-15: what colors to wear?

(Relaxnews) – Unveiled last February, the Fall-Winter 2014-15 collections revealed color trends that will hit the streets over the coming months. As the weather cools off, we take a look at the must-have hues of this season’s wardrobe. Dark greens, blues and reds The season’s palette consists mainly of darker tones. Along with classic black, […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Freediving champ hopes to set new record at first Dubai extreme sports expo

Freediving champ hopes to set new record at first Dubai extreme sports expo

(Relaxnews) – Dubai’s Palm Island Drop Zone will host Fazza freediving champion Branko Petrovic in his upcoming attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the longest breath-hold underwater at the first-ever extreme sports exposition in the Middle East. The record for prolonged submersion, also called static apnea, of 11 minutes and 35 seconds was […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Online, Sports & Recreation ·
Vietnamese chapel named “World Building of the Year 2014”

Vietnamese chapel named “World Building of the Year 2014”

(Relaxnews) – A Vietnamese chapel has been crowned “World Building of the Year” at the World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Singapore. Designed by Vietnamese architects a21 Studio, “The Chapel” is a community space on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City, designed for activities such as conferences, weddings and exhibitions. It was constructed using steel frames and metal […]

04.10.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Home & Garden ·
You find that funny? Study says humor changes with age

You find that funny? Study says humor changes with age

(Relaxnews) – Making jokes at the expense of others becomes less funny as we age, according to a new study that used sitcoms to gauge humor at the University of Akron in Ohio. Dr. Jennifer Tehan Stanley, an assistant professor of psychology, set out to observe reactions to what she calls “aggressive humor” that defines […]

04.10.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Chef Emeril Lagasse helps build world’s tallest pancake stack

Chef Emeril Lagasse helps build world’s tallest pancake stack

(Relaxnews) – Celebrity US chef Emeril Lagasse helped set a new Guinness World Record for the world’s tallest pancake stack in New York Thursday, building a tower that reached a height of nearly three feet. Lagasse, along with popular US TV handyman Ty Pennington, helped build a stack of flapjacks that stood 34 inches (87 […]

03.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Star-gazing parties and Skyping with astronauts during World Space Week

Star-gazing parties and Skyping with astronauts during World Space Week

(Relaxnews) – Lovers of astronomy and all things related to the stars may want to bookmark the second week of October, when planetariums, classrooms and astrophysicists around the world celebrate the UN-initiative, World Space Week. Held each year between October 4 and 10 to commemorate the 1957 launch of Sputnik, the first man-made satellite, as […]

‘World Alliance of Religions: Peace Summit’ marks the beginning of a new era of peace

‘World Alliance of Religions: Peace Summit’ marks the beginning of a new era of peace

Int’l political and religious leaders commit to a new systematic approach for peace SEOUL, South Korea – Over 700 religious leaders and 50 heads of states attended the “World Alliance of Religions: Peace Summit” held on Sept. 17-19, 2014, in Seoul, South Korea, with the theme of “The Enactment of an International Law for the […]

03.10.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
LADWP reminds customers to conserve energy during upcoming heat wave

LADWP reminds customers to conserve energy during upcoming heat wave

LOS ANGELES – As Los Angeles braces for another hot weekend, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) reminds customers to stay comfortable but conserve energy where possible, especially between 11  a.m. and 6  p.m. Just two weeks ago during the recent heat storm, energy demand in Los Angeles reached an all time […]

03.10.2014 · Filled under: Services, U.S. News ·
Gabby Eigenmann finds gay dad role challenging

Gabby Eigenmann finds gay dad role challenging

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – KAPUSO actor Gabby Eigenmann has shared that he finds the role of a gay dad challenging. The 36-year-old scion of one of the country’s most respectable showbiz royalties divulged in a recent interview with the Davao entertainment press that getting the right emotions of a gay father is something that makes his […]

03.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Church to hold job fair in Pasadena Oct. 15

Church to hold job fair in Pasadena Oct. 15

Rose City Church and Rose City Coffee are hosting a job fair on October 15, Wednesday, at 11 a.m. Rose City Coffee exists to train homeless in our community in the craft of coffee. Dozens of employers will be on hand with positions available in Administration, Advertising, Clerical, Cafe/coffee, Customer Service, Education, Financial Services, Healthcare/Nursing, […]

03.10.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
LA abandons helipad rule in the hope of getting an “innovative” skyline

LA abandons helipad rule in the hope of getting an “innovative” skyline

(Relaxnews) – City leaders in Los Angeles are hoping to cultivate a more creative skyline by eradicating the rule requiring each skyscraper to have a helipad on the roof. The move, announced by LA mayor Eric Garcetti this week, is an attempt to mix up the city’s flat-roofed high-rises with more stylish and contemporary designs, […]

02.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Science & Technology, U.S. News ·
World Architecture Festival kicks off in Singapore

World Architecture Festival kicks off in Singapore

(Relaxnews) – The 2014 World Architecture Festival (WAF) is underway in Singapore, where the industry’s biggest names have gathered to explore the theme of “Architects and the city”. The three-day festival of talks and keynote speeches looks at the relationship between architecture and the socio-economic and political balance of cities. Rocco Yim, the founding principal of Rocco […]

Dreamy blossoms in Bottega Veneta campaign by Ryan McGinley

Dreamy blossoms in Bottega Veneta campaign by Ryan McGinley

(Relaxnews) – American art photographer Ryan McGinley has shot Bottega Veneta’s latest campaign for the men’s and women’s Resort 2015 collections on location in the New York Botanical Garden. McGinley is the latest photographer to take on the collaboration with the Italian luxury brand, with previous talents including Pieter Hugo, Collier Schorr and Nan Goldin, […]

02.10.2014 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
Grape compound shown to help fight acne: study

Grape compound shown to help fight acne: study

(Relaxnews) – After heart and dental health, a team of US scientists has found that a compound found in grapes and red wine could also play a role in fighting acne. Though for some, red wine can cause the skin to flare up in a rosy flush, scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles […]

02.10.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness ·
Japan unveils ‘anti-loneliness’ hugging chair

Japan unveils ‘anti-loneliness’ hugging chair

(TOKYO-AFP) – There are times in everyone’s life when only a hug will do. Now one Japanese company has come up with a chair that’s always ready to give a comforting cuddle. The “tranquility chair” is built in the shape of a larger-than-life fabric doll with a friendly face and a fetching hat, but more […]

Japan’s ‘shinkansen’ bullet train marks 50th birthday

Japan’s ‘shinkansen’ bullet train marks 50th birthday

(TOKYO-AFP) – Japan’s “shinkansen” train, which led the world in super-fast rail transport technology, celebrated its 50th birthday Wednesday with ceremonies hailing its contribution to the country’s post-war economy and its safety record. A sleek, airplane-shaped N700A train left Platform 19 of Tokyo’s central station at 6:00 am, exactly 50 years since the launch of […]

01.10.2014 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Interest in Venice spikes with Clooney wedding: Trivago

Interest in Venice spikes with Clooney wedding: Trivago

(Relaxnews) – George Clooney’s high-profile, star-studded wedding to Amal Alamuddin has proven to be a PR boon for the city of Venice, with interest in the Italian destination spiking significantly among American travelers. That’s according to the number crunchers over at Trivago.com, one of the largest online hotel search sites in the world. For example, […]

Top Spanish chef launches global ‘candy project’

Top Spanish chef launches global ‘candy project’

(Relaxnews) – The chef behind a Spanish restaurant currently listed as one of the top 10 dining destinations in the world is on a quest to explore the humble world of candy. And given his track record for culinary innovation, it’s safe to bet that the outcome is sure to be a fascinating one. Chef […]

01.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
PFW: rich prints and broderie anglaise at Valentino

PFW: rich prints and broderie anglaise at Valentino

(Relaxnews) – Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli took the Valentino woman on a typically magical journey for Spring/Summer 2015. At Valentino, the two Italian designers mine certain themes very well, and many of their key reference points were here Tuesday, including lots of Greco-Roman inspirations (from the flat gladiator sandals with straps running up […]

01.10.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Pinoy UN peacekeepers to guard pope’s visit

Pinoy UN peacekeepers to guard pope’s visit

MANILA  (AFP) – The Philippines has assigned a thousand-strong force of its United Nations peacekeepers to help guard Pope Francis when he visits Asia’s main Catholic outpost next January, the military said Sunday. The papal security force will include more than 300 soldiers who were withdrawn from the UN-administered Golan Heights buffer zone after the […]

01.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PHL, US launch joint exercises near China-claimed waters

PHL, US launch joint exercises near China-claimed waters

PUERTO PRINCESA  (AFP) – Thousands of Philippine and US marines on Monday began military exercises close to flashpoints in the South China Sea, where Beijing is involved in bitter territorial disputes with its neighbors. The 12-day amphibious landing exercises – involving about 3,500 US marines and sailors and 1,200 Filipino counterparts – were officially launched […]

01.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Daniel Matsunaga to work on two movies

Daniel Matsunaga to work on two movies

After winning the reality show “Pinoy Big Brother” (PBB), Daniel Matsunaga is set to work on two movies for this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival. However, Matsunaga refused to divulge the details regarding one of his movie projects. “I have two movies. Hindi ko alam kung pwede ko sabihin. Yung isa ‘Shake Rattle and Roll’ […]

01.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
PHL Consulate General co-hosts launch of 9th Annual Asian Friendship Golf Tournament

PHL Consulate General co-hosts launch of 9th Annual Asian Friendship Golf Tournament

Los Angeles  – The Philippine Consulate General co-hosted the launch of the 9th Annual Asian Friendship Golf Tournament at the Community Hall of the Philippine Consulate General on 24 September 2014. Consul General Leo Herrera-Lim welcomed the cooperation of the Asian American Chamber Association (AACA) composed of the Bangladesh, Cambodian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Mongolian, Pakistani, Singaporean, Thai Chambers […]

01.10.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
President Aquino arrives in Manila after five-nation official tour

President Aquino arrives in Manila after five-nation official tour

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III arrived in Manila Thursday evening after a working visit that covered five nations. His Philippine Airline PR001 flight from San Francisco, California, United States touched down at the Manila International Airport past 10:00 p.m. In his arrival speech at the NAIA Terminal 2, the President reported his […]

30.09.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
California passes first US ‘Yes means Yes’ sex consent law

California passes first US ‘Yes means Yes’ sex consent law

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – California colleges welcomed Monday a new law requiring so-called affirmative consent for partners having sex on campus – dubbed a “Yes means Yes” law – in what is thought to be a first. Under the law, signed late Sunday by Governor Jerry Brown, partners will have to give “affirmative, conscious, and […]

30.09.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

Cargo forwarders remind clients to send boxes early

LOS ANGELES – With delivery delays still in the horizon, five leading Filipino cargo forwarders are calling on customers to send their balikbayan boxes early to ensure that they would reach the intended beneficiaries in the Philippines in time for the holidays. Cristina Dalupan, executive director of the Philippine American Shippers Association, said the four […]

30.09.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
A Granny Smith apple a day could keep you slim: study

A Granny Smith apple a day could keep you slim: study

(Relaxnews) – Non-digestible compounds found in apples promote the growth of friendly gut bacteria, which stabilizes the metabolism and creates satiety. That’s according to the results of a new study that singled out Granny Smiths as your best bet for gut health. “We know that, in general, apples are a good source of these non-digestible […]

30.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness ·
Space travel and underwater tourism to become reality in 2024: report

Space travel and underwater tourism to become reality in 2024: report

(Relaxnews) – In just a decade, the travel industry will step into a revolutionary and historic new chapter for mankind: space and underwater travel. After gazing into their crystal balls, a group of futurologists and industry experts have issued a slew of prophecies in the final installment of a Skyscanner report that aims to paint a portrait […]

30.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Offbeat, Online, Science & Technology ·
And then there were eight … Girls’ Generation ousts star

And then there were eight … Girls’ Generation ousts star

(SEOUL-AFP) – One of K-pop’s marquee acts, the girlband Girls’ Generation, has kicked out one of its star members, sending shockwaves through the group’s devoted fan base in South Korea, Asia and beyond. Jessica Jung, a prominent member of the nine-girl act that has toured to packed stadiums around the world, said she had been […]

30.09.2014 · Filled under: Asian News, Entertainment, International Stars ·
PFW: fringes and flowers at Giambattista Valli

PFW: fringes and flowers at Giambattista Valli

(Relaxnews) – Presented Monday in Paris, the Giambattista Valli Spring-Summer 2015 collection has a fresh, feminine feel. On the Valli runway there were plenty of flowers, as we’ve come to expect from the label, but also stripes, paisleys and a few abstract patterns. The dresses are short and lightweight, the skirts are high-waisted and paired […]

30.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Morphed photos of Hollywood celebrities help explain how we recognize each other: study

Morphed photos of Hollywood celebrities help explain how we recognize each other: study

(Relaxnews) – Photos of the faces of Angelina Jolie and Halle Berry were morphed together in a bioengineering experiment to determine how neurons react to ambiguous faces when individuals try to decipher identity. “We are constantly bombarded with noisy and ambiguous sensory information and our brain is constantly making decisions based on such limited data,” […]

Lorde releases her ‘Mockingjay’ soundtrack lead single

Lorde releases her ‘Mockingjay’ soundtrack lead single

(Relaxnews) – Lorde on Monday revealed her new track “Yellow Flicker Beat,” the lead single for the soundtrack to the upcoming “Mockingjay – Part 1.” Lorde announced back in July that she would be curating the soundtrack for the upcoming “Hunger Games” installment and that she’d written the lead single alongside Joel Little, who produced […]

29.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Windows 9 to be a free upgrade: reportWindows 9 to be a free upgrade: report

Windows 9 to be a free upgrade: reportWindows 9 to be a free upgrade: report

(Relaxnews) – Microsoft is expected to officially unveil Windows 9 to enterprises and developers at a dedicated media event on Tuesday. And while potential new features are unclear, there is one feature that seems destined to appeal to most users. The consumer release of Windows 9 isn’t expected to come until early 2015. However, according […]

29.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
‘That dress’ designer revealed as Mrs. Clooney shows fashion force

‘That dress’ designer revealed as Mrs. Clooney shows fashion force

(ROME-AFP) – The designer of the thigh-flashing dress with which the new Mrs. Clooney wowed the crowds in Venice at the weekend was revealed Monday as Italian haute couture star Giambattista Valli. Amal Alamuddin, the lawyer who wed the Hollywood star on Saturday, spent most of her first full day of married life in a […]

Daniel Radcliffe gets demonic in ‘Horns’

Daniel Radcliffe gets demonic in ‘Horns’

(Relaxnews) – Lionsgate unveiled a new teaser for French director Alexandre Aja’s new feature starring the former Harry Potter star. Fire, snakes and a pitchfork set the tone in the new teaser for “Horns,” in which Daniel Radcliffe transforms before the camera into a demon. Adapted from the novel by Joe Hill, “Horns” follows Ignatius, […]

29.09.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
New York opens buildings for “Archtober”

New York opens buildings for “Archtober”

(Relaxnews) – New York’s skyscrapers will be under the spotlight next month with the launch of the fourth annual “Archtober“, a city-wide celebration of architecture and design. The festival will see the Big Apple throw open its doors for a series of guided tours, lectures and exhibitions throughout the month of October. Highlights include the […]

29.09.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Watches & Wonders: women’s watches get technical, black is back, Asia reigns

Watches & Wonders: women’s watches get technical, black is back, Asia reigns

(Relaxnews) – We check out some of the major market trends as Watches & Wonders kicks off. Running September 30 to October 2 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, the event sees over ten thousand press and buyers from across Asia converge to explore this year’s models from 13 of the biggest luxury watchmakers. […]

29.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
Japan’s bullet train hits half century

Japan’s bullet train hits half century

(OMIYA-AFP) – Fifty years ago, the first bullet train pulled out of Tokyo station and hurtled across the countryside, heralding Japan’s arrival as a modern economic powerhouse with a transport system soon to become the envy of the world. Less than two decades after a bitter World War II defeat that left much of the […]

28.09.2014 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Solar-powered family car Stella rides California coast

Solar-powered family car Stella rides California coast

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – A solar-powered family car completed its drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco fueled by good vibes and pure California sunshine. And after turning the heads of gobsmacked onlookers during its journey up California’s scenic Pacific Coast Highway, the creators of “Stella” are dreaming of a day when their futuristic vehicle is […]

28.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Newlywed Clooneys to go from palazzo party to gondola glide

Newlywed Clooneys to go from palazzo party to gondola glide

(VENICE-AFP) – The kiss was smoochy, the cake divine and the dancing nearly till dawn, but George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin were expected to make the most of their first day as a married couple with a Sunday gondola ride through Venice. Hordes of excited tourists and media staked out their hotel, hoping to catch […]

28.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Hollywood Stars ·
Prolific Prince goes funk, rock, sci-fi with two albums

Prolific Prince goes funk, rock, sci-fi with two albums

(NEW YORK-AFP) – As the funky bass quiets down near the start of one of Prince’s two new albums, a soothing female voice informs that medication has put him in “suspended animation” for 45 years. Is the 56-year-old megastar speaking of his own career, or does the song imagine his body being frozen? No matter […]

28.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Chris Hemsworth hacks to stop terrorists in ‘Blackhat’

Chris Hemsworth hacks to stop terrorists in ‘Blackhat’

(Relaxnews) – The “Thor” star has traded his hammer for a keyboard in Michael Mann’s new thriller, for which the first trailer has hit the internet. The release of a new Michael Mann movie is always a highly anticipated event. Now the director, who has been regrettably absent in the six years following his John […]

28.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
‘Gone with the Wind’ sweeps back for 75th anniversary

‘Gone with the Wind’ sweeps back for 75th anniversary

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Rhett Butler may not give a damn, but fans of “Gone with the Wind” are more than happy to see the 1939 classic return to cinemas for its 75th anniversary. Special screenings are scheduled at 650 theaters around the United States on Sunday and Wednesday, while Turner Classic Movies is releasing a commemorative […]

28.09.2014 · Filled under: Art, Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Tom Ford moves Fall-Winter 2015 show to Los Angeles

Tom Ford moves Fall-Winter 2015 show to Los Angeles

(Relaxnews) – Always defying our expectations, Tom Ford already made headlines this season by broadcasting his show live online for the first time. But the designer has outdone himself with the latest announcement. Instead of presenting his next collection in London, as he has done since 2011, Ford will hold his Fall-Winter 2015-2016 runway show […]

27.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Nespresso teams up with Riedel glassmakers on new collection

Nespresso teams up with Riedel glassmakers on new collection

(Relaxnews) – Glassmaker Riedel has teamed up with Nespresso to create two tasting glasses to further enhance the taste experience for coffee drinkers. The “Reveal Collection” comprises two designs, “Intense” and “Mild”, each intended to bring out the aromas of the brand’s latest “Grands Crus” coffee blends. The bell-shaped “Intense” glass increases the overall intensity of aroma and taste, […]

27.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·