Preparations underway for second edition of Vinexpo Tokyo

Preparations underway for second edition of Vinexpo Tokyo

The world’s largest wine trade fair has released more details on the second edition of Vinexpo Japan, which will be held in November. After making its inaugural debut in 2014, Vinexpo will return to Tokyo this fall in the aim of expanding the wine and spirits market in a country where potential for growth is […]

30.07.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Jennifer Lopez launches shoe collection with Giuseppe Zanotti

Jennifer Lopez launches shoe collection with Giuseppe Zanotti

Jennifer Lopez is building up her fashion empire by launching a debut high-end shoe line with Giuseppe Zanotti. The pop star and actress is teaming up with the luxury fashion and footwear designer on a capsule collection christened #GiuseppexJennifer, to go on sale worldwide in January 2017. According to WWD, the line will go on […]

30.07.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars ·
Goldberg: EDCA is not about South China Sea

Goldberg: EDCA is not about South China Sea

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – United States Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg on Thursday said the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) should not be seen in the light of the South China Sea issue. Goldberg said though five locations for U.S. military facilities in the Philippines have been identified in the EDCA, the security deal agreed […]

30.07.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Duterte calls for peace anew with communists, Muslim rebels

Duterte calls for peace anew with communists, Muslim rebels

By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA  (PNA) – President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday called anew for peace, as he thanked soldiers and military for the service they have extended to the country. “Maraming namatay sa inyo, pero bagamat marami ring namatay sa mga komunista. But as President, I have to seek peace for our country. Not […]

30.07.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Fil-Am nurse educator receives Master Teacher Award and selected as an item-writer for NCLEX

Fil-Am nurse educator receives Master Teacher Award and selected as an item-writer for NCLEX

Donald Laurino, MSN,CCRN,CMSRN,PHN,RN-BC, a Filipino-American nurse educator, was recently selected as the honorable mention recipient of Elsevier Master Teacher Award 2016. His nomination reflects the commitment he has shown not only to bettering students’ lives, but also to improving the quality of health care provided to patients.  His selection for honorable mention places him among […]

30.07.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Larry Zabala, diplomat, journo, writes 30

Larry Zabala, diplomat, journo, writes 30

Los Angeles – Laurencio “Larry” De Venecia Zabala, Jr., 85, passed away Thursday, 21 July 2016, at 1pm in the Intensive Care Unit of the Los Angeles Community Hospital. During the 1960s, Zabala reported and wrote for the Philippine nation’s leading newspaper, the Manila Daily Bulletin, and during the 1970s and 1980s served as press attaché […]

28.07.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Venice Film Festival 2016 announces lineup

Venice Film Festival 2016 announces lineup

The films in contention at the 73rd edition of the Venice Film Festival were announced on Thursday in Rome, with a group of English-language features on the docket. Opening the festival is Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land,” starring Ryan Gosling and Emma stone in a nod to the Golden Age of American musicals. In Mel […]

28.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
New Beatles documentary will feature 1965 Shea Stadium footage

New Beatles documentary will feature 1965 Shea Stadium footage

Ron Howard’s documentary “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years” will feature a half hour of footage from the band’s memorable Shea Stadium concert from 1965, reports Variety. The Shea Stadium concert was one of the first times a rock concert took place in a stadium setting. More than 55,000 people attended the […]

28.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars, Music ·
Specialist sees Pokémon Go as means of tackling type 2 diabetes

Specialist sees Pokémon Go as means of tackling type 2 diabetes

A specialist diabetes researcher sees Pokémon Go — the virtual character-hunting game with millions of players worldwide — as an excellent means of tackling rising levels of obesity and type 2 diabetes.  Pokémon Go has now piqued the interest of the medical world. The smartphone-based character-hunting craze that’s sweeping the world has caught the attention […]

Pierce Brosnan joins Dave Bautista in ‘Final Score’

Pierce Brosnan joins Dave Bautista in ‘Final Score’

Pierce Brosnan is joining Scott Mann’s action-thriller “Final Score” reports Deadline. He will join “Guardians of the Galaxy” actor Dave Bautista on the project, along with Alexandra Dinu (“Red Valentine,” “Island”) and Julian Cheung (“The Grandmaster”). The story takes place at a major sporting event when the stadium is suddenly seized by a group of heavily […]

28.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Hillary Clinton becomes first woman nominated for US president by a major party

Hillary Clinton becomes first woman nominated for US president by a major party

PHILADELPHIA, the United States  (PNA/Xinhua) – Hillary Clinton was formally anointed Democratic presidential candidate here on Tuesday, becoming the first woman to run for the White House on behalf of a major US political party. “Are we ready to make some history?” asked Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, secretary of the on-going Democratic National Convention (DNC) when a […]

28.07.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Gov’t yet to decide on next move after South China Sea ruling: Dureza

Gov’t yet to decide on next move after South China Sea ruling: Dureza

MANILA, July 28 (Mabuhay) – The government has yet to reach a final decision on how it would deal with the territorial dispute on the West Philippine Sea following an arbitral court’s favorable decision on the Philippines’ case against China, a senior official said Thursday. At a forum organized by the Foreign Correspondents Association of […]

28.07.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Kerry to PHL: Human rights must be protected

Kerry to PHL: Human rights must be protected

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – United States Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday mentioned the need to protect human rights as the Philippines and its partners combat local and international crimes. “We have a much broader agenda than, my friends, just the question of the South China Sea,” Kerry said during a joint conference with Foreign […]

28.07.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Gary V talks about changes on ‘ASAP’

Gary V talks about changes on ‘ASAP’

Gary Valenciano, one of the senior members of ABS-CBN’s Sunday show “ASAP” waxed philosophical describing the show’s journey through the years, comparing “ASAP” to a beach and competing shows to waves. “With regards to the other show, what they have created was a huge wave and every body rode on that wave but it has […]

28.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
VP Robredo to grace National Empowerment Conference in DC

VP Robredo to grace National Empowerment Conference in DC

U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott to give opening keynote speech Washington, D.C. – Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo has accepted NaFFAA’s invitation to attend the 12th National Empowerment Conference, which will be held next month in Valley Forge, PA, a city 25 miles north of Philadelphia. She will be the featured speaker at the gala dinner on Saturday, […]

28.07.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Lincoln looks to take the lead in luxury

Lincoln looks to take the lead in luxury

Ford’s standalone US luxury brand is taking a leaf out of Mercedes’ and Bentley’s playbook with a new completely client-centric approach to services and experiences. Lincoln is calling its new philosophy “The Lincoln Way” but regardless of its name it is focused on simplicity, time-saving and personalization. Clients in the market for a truly premium […]

28.07.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
‘Meathead’ Goldwyn shares his foolproof recipe for Buffalo chicken wings

‘Meathead’ Goldwyn shares his foolproof recipe for Buffalo chicken wings

Meathead Goldwyn is known as “the barbecue whisperer.” His website, Amazingribs.com, is billed as the world’s most popular outdoor cooking website. His recently released cookbook “Meathead: The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling,” has risen quickly to become the No. 1 bestselling cookbook in the category of Barbecue and Grilling on Amazon.com. For the crispiest Buffalo […]

26.07.2016 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
DK heading back to NY

DK heading back to NY

French luxury group LVMH said Monday it had sold ready-to-wear group Donna Karan International to US clothing manufacturer G-III Apparel in a transaction that values the company at $650 million (592 million euros). The move will see ownership of the Donna Karan and DKNY brands return to New York where they were launched by the […]

26.07.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Olympic travelers face tiny risk of Zika: US study

Olympic travelers face tiny risk of Zika: US study

Those traveling to Brazil for the Olympics face a tiny risk of getting infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which can cause birth defects in pregnant women, US researchers said Monday. Under a worst-case scenario, just three to 37 of the up to 500,000 people expected to go to Rio de Janeiro for the games, […]

26.07.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Stars give their jeans to help refugees

Stars give their jeans to help refugees

Giving the shirt off your back used to be ultimate sign of generosity. But Hollywood stars Sharon Stone, Benicio Del Toro and Emma Watson have gone one better, donating their trousers for a new charity drive called “Jeans for Refugees”. Singers Elton John and Lily Allen have also handed over their denims to the American […]

26.07.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Judy Ann open to working with Coco in ‘Ang Probinsyano’

Judy Ann open to working with Coco in ‘Ang Probinsyano’

Actress Judy Ann Santos said she is open to the idea of joining the cast of the hit primetime series “Ang Probinsyano” starring Coco Martin. In an interview, Santos referred to Martin as “this generation’s new action star.” “Of course I’d like to work with Coco. Parang Coco is this generation’s new action star na […]

26.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Duterte: Pass federal system in four or six years and I will step aside

Duterte: Pass federal system in four or six years and I will step aside

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday expressed his readiness to step down from power if a federal and parliamentary form of government is adopted via constitutional amendments in his fourth or fifth in office. In his first State of the Nation Address, Duterte, nonetheless, said that there must be a president who should […]

26.07.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
DOL, OSHA, PHL Embassy forge ties to help protect Georgia workers

DOL, OSHA, PHL Embassy forge ties to help protect Georgia workers

The Embassy of the Philippines and U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration have renewed its partnership to promote worker’s rights at a signing ceremony in the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Building in Atlanta. Sung Kim Chu, assistant district director, Wage and Hour Division, Atlanta, Américo Pagán, assistant regional administrator cooperative […]

26.07.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Palace sees speedy approval of priority bills under Pimentel, Alvarez

Palace sees speedy approval of priority bills under Pimentel, Alvarez

MANILA, July 25 (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Monday welcomed the election of President Rodrigo Duterte’s allies as the new leaders of Congress, saying it would pave the way for the speedy approval of the chief executive’s priority bills. In a statement, Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said Malacañang extends its congratulations to Senator Aquilino Pimentel III […]

25.07.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Pacquiao: I can do ‘great things’ for the people

Pacquiao: I can do ‘great things’ for the people

MANILA, July 25 (Mabuhay) — Despite criticisms, newly-elected Senator Manny Pacquiao expressed confidence on Monday that he could do “great things” as a public servant and that he could exceed the people’s expectations. “During my inauguration, I have sealed my commitment to do what I have to do to the best of my ability by […]

25.07.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Duterte bids for bank secrecy law relaxation

Duterte bids for bank secrecy law relaxation

By Joann Santiago MANILA, July 25 (PNA) – President Rodrigo R. Duterte, in his first State-of-the-Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, announced that a relaxation of the country’s bank secrecy law is forthcoming. This is part of the current administration’s macroeconomic policies, eyed to encourage more investments, both from local and foreign businessmen, and improve the […]

25.07.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·

Americans’ satisfaction with country’s direction drops sharply: poll

WASHINGTON, July 25 (PNA/Xinhua) – Americans’ satisfaction with the state of affairs dropped 12 percentage points in the past month, amid high-profile police killings of black men and mass shootings of police, found a latest Gallup poll. Currently, only 17 percent of Americans are satisfied with the state of affairs in the US, sharply down […]

25.07.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

Trump threatens to leave WTO over proposal on punishing US firms for moving overseas

WASHINGTON, July 25 (PNA/Xinhua) – US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Sunday threatened to pull the US out of the World Trade Organization (WTO) if his proposal on penalizing US companies for moving overseas is blocked. Trump said in an interview with the NBC “Meet the Press” that he, if elected president, would impose […]

25.07.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
LA Fellows seeks unemployed professionals for free training

LA Fellows seeks unemployed professionals for free training

Despite the uptick in the economy, many long-term unemployed workers and older, educated, highly-skilled mid-level professionals are still struggling to find jobs. Stable, secure, salaried positions are becoming less common; workers must often learn how to cobble together contract or part-time positions to pay the bills. The LA Fellows program at Los Angeles Valley College was designed […]

25.07.2016 · Filled under: Services ·
PHL Museum of Natural History design celebrates nature, Science & Arts

PHL Museum of Natural History design celebrates nature, Science & Arts

WASHINGTON, DC – Art and science enthusiasts and members of the Filipino community gathered at the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy on Friday, 15 July 2016, for a presentation by Architect Dominic Galicia on the creation of the new National Museum of Natural History in Manila’s Rizal Park. The Museum of Natural History will be housed in the […]

24.07.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Renowned Filipino Designer Rocky Gathercole vsits ABS-CBN Foundation’s Bantay Bata

Renowned Filipino Designer Rocky Gathercole vsits ABS-CBN Foundation’s Bantay Bata

AFI head praises designer for “Rock The Runway” fundraiser on July 28 in Avalon Hollywood HOLLYWOOD, CA  – A heartwarming lovefest ensued upon the recent visit of Rocky Gathercole, famed Filipino designer to the biggest music stars, to the ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya (Family Service) Foundation, Inc. or ALKFI. The designer to celebrities like Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Katy Perry, Gwen Stefani, Jennifer […]

20.07.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Happenings, International Stars, Local News ·
Duterte has prerogative not to honor climate change pact: Drilon

Duterte has prerogative not to honor climate change pact: Drilon

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Rodrigo Duterte has the power not to honor the international agreement on reducing carbon emissions that the previous administration had ratified, outgoing Senate President Franklin Drilon said Tuesday. Drilon, a Liberal Party stalwart, said Duterte is well within his right not to honor the Paris Agreement on climate change because he […]

20.07.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Philippine News ·
Are Sofia Andres, Diego Loyzaga a couple?

Are Sofia Andres, Diego Loyzaga a couple?

Actor Diego Loyzaga posted a photo of rumored girlfriend Sofia Andres on his Instagram account with a caption that had fans clamoring for the two to finally admit their couple status. “Ang dyosa ng buhay ko,” Loyzaga wrote as the caption to the photo of Andres. His post immediately drew thousands of likes and hundreds […]

20.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
NBA teams with Twitter for streaming, but no games

NBA teams with Twitter for streaming, but no games

Twitter and the National Basketball Association announced a deal Tuesday to stream live content, but not games, to users of the social media platform. The deal will deliver a weekly NBA pregame show with “first-of-its-kind elements created specifically for integration with Twitter conversation,” according to a joint statement. “The weekly pregame show will be featured […]

20.07.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Sports & Recreation, Videos ·
‘Pretty Woman’ director Garry Marshall dies at 81

‘Pretty Woman’ director Garry Marshall dies at 81

Hollywood director, producer and comedy giant Garry Marshall died on Tuesday at the age of 81, leaving a legacy that includes “Happy Days,” “Pretty Woman” and countless other iconic hits. The mogul died of pneumonia after suffering a stroke in hospital in the Los Angeles suburb of Burbank, according to his publicist. Directors Guild of […]

20.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Less carbs and more healthy fats could reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes

Less carbs and more healthy fats could reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes

Replacing carbohydrate and saturated fats with more unsaturated fats could help to lower the risk of diabetes according to new research. The new study, out of Tufts University in the US state of Massachusetts and the University of Cambridge in the UK, looked at data from 102 randomized controlled trials involving a total of 4,660 […]

20.07.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Macy’s collaborates with IBM to introduce artificial intelligence to US stores

Macy’s collaborates with IBM to introduce artificial intelligence to US stores

US department store Macy’s has tapped artificial intelligence to help shoppers navigate stores. Starting Wednesday, July 20, 2016, the retailer will introduce its new shopping assistant in the form of a pilot program called “Macy’s On Call” — a website that can be accessed on a mobile browser and provides shoppers with answers to basic […]

Beatles’ LA concerts to be released worldwide as album

Beatles’ LA concerts to be released worldwide as album

Apple Corps Ltd. and Universal Music Group have announced plans to release a new album from iconic British band “The Beatles”, showcasing three sold-out concerts they played at the Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl in 1964 and 1965. A companion to Ron Howard’s highly anticipated documentary feature film “The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years” about […]

20.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Daimler claims another autonomous driving world-first

Daimler claims another autonomous driving world-first

Having succeeded in bringing the world’s first self-driving truck to public roads, luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz and its parent company Daimler can now claim another self-driving world first, this time with buses. The Mercedes-Benz Future Bus with CityPilot has driven autonomously for the first time on a 20km route in Amsterdam, stopping at bus stops with […]

18.07.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Free People boosts offering with beauty and wellness online

Free People boosts offering with beauty and wellness online

US apparel and lifestyle retailer Free People has expanded its empire to include a beauty and wellness category online, following the success of fellow URBN subsidiaries Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie in the same sphere. The chain has tasked Jessica Richards, senior beauty merchant and founder of Shen Beauty, to tailor Free People’s assortment “for active young professional […]

18.07.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Marvin Agustin asked: How rich are you?

Marvin Agustin asked: How rich are you?

“Pwede bang masaya na lang?” This was the statement of actor and restaurateur Marvin Agustin when asked about his wealth in a television interview. Agustin instead said that his life has improved a lot, noting that he started with nothing. “Iyong yaman naman relative. Siguro galing talaga ako sa wala, zero,” he said. Agustin co-owns […]

18.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Obama calls for unity after 3 police officers killed in Baton Rouge shooting

Obama calls for unity after 3 police officers killed in Baton Rouge shooting

HOUSTON, July 18 (PNA/Xinhua) – US President Barack Obama on Sunday urged Americans to avoid making inflammatory rhetoric after the killing of three police officers in the state of Louisiana. In a speech delivered from the White House on the shooting in Baton Rouge, Obama said that, though divisions exist in the country, everyone should […]

18.07.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Duterte to raise grievances to China over illegal drugs

Duterte to raise grievances to China over illegal drugs

MANILA, July 18 (Mabuhay) – President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday night said he will raise his grievances to China, in due time, over the involvement of Chinese nationals in the illegal drug trade in the country. “When I come face to face with them, makinig kayo, sabihin ko talaga ang sama ng loob ko lahat […]

18.07.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
‘Aliens’ 30th anniversary celebration in store for San Diego Comic Con

‘Aliens’ 30th anniversary celebration in store for San Diego Comic Con

With James Cameron’s movie set to celebrate its 30th birthday in a few days, San Diego Comic Con is the ideal opportunity to reunite the film’s director and cast at a reunion panel, July 23. “Aliens” – the second movie in the “Alien” franchise following Ridley Scott’s 1979 film – turns 30 July 18. Twentieth Century […]

18.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Fil-Am stars in world premiere of ‘As Straw Before The Wind’

Fil-Am stars in world premiere of ‘As Straw Before The Wind’

Hollywood, CA   – As Straw Productions presents the World Premiere of As Straw Before The Wind, a new play that offers a window into the life experience of a Filipina nurse who survives the trauma of World War II, only to discover that her war is not yet over. Written by Felix Racelis, under the direction of Lesley Asistio, the […]

17.07.2016 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film, Local News ·
SC justice asks fishermen to be prudent despite ruling on South China Sea

SC justice asks fishermen to be prudent despite ruling on South China Sea

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Supreme Court Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza on Wednesday called on Filipino fishermen to observe prudence in the disputed areas of the South China Sea even after the Permanent Court of Arbitration favored the Philippines in its 15-point case against China’s excessive claims in the area. In a media conference in Manila, Jardeleza […]

17.07.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Mara Alberto is GMA7’s latest sexy comedian

Mara Alberto is GMA7’s latest sexy comedian

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Petite and sexy 23-year old Mara Alberto’s dream came true when she debuted as an actress on GMA7’s sitcom “A1 Ko sa ‘Yo.” Before her showbiz break, the newbie actress confessed she used to look for jobs on PLDT’s telephone directories. “Hindi pa masyado uso Google noon,” she shared. “Sa telephone directory […]

17.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Foods to eat for heart health by celebrity yoga teacher Mandy Ingber

Foods to eat for heart health by celebrity yoga teacher Mandy Ingber

In her latest book, “Yogalosophy for Inner Strength“, Mandy Ingber, yoga teacher to Jennifer Aniston, looks at how the practice of yoga, along with meditation, self-care, nutrition, and even music, can help everyone maintain optimum wellness and find resilience even during the most stressful and trying times.  Here Mandy shares her top tips on how to nourish […]

17.07.2016 · Filled under: Books, Health & Fitness ·
‘Game of Thrones’ leads Emmys field with 23 nominations

‘Game of Thrones’ leads Emmys field with 23 nominations

Fantasy drama “Game of Thrones” led the field for television’s coveted Primetime Emmy awards Thursday for a third straight year, with nominations in 23 categories. HBO’s fantasy epic about noble families vying for control of the Iron Throne will compete for the prestigious outstanding drama series trophy for the fifth year in a row, the […]

17.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
The new hat designers taking over Headonism 2016

The new hat designers taking over Headonism 2016

The designers selected for this year’s ‘Headonism’ exhibition have been revealed by the British Fashion Council (BFC).  Two new milliners, Laura Apsit Livens and The Season Hats, will join existing Headonism designers Harvy Santos and Sophie Beale in displaying their Spring / Summer 2017 collections during London Fashion Week this fall. The BFC designer support […]

17.07.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Warner Bros unveils new details of fresh ‘Wonder Woman’ feature film

Warner Bros unveils new details of fresh ‘Wonder Woman’ feature film

Warner Bros has unleashed further details on the upcoming “Wonder Woman” feature film, and released the names of the duo who have penned its screenplay. As Collider reports, originally, there were five writers brought in to elaborate Wonder Woman‘s story for film, with Jason Fuchs initially selected, however — a press release issued directly from Warner Bros has […]

13.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Sofía Vergara to unleash her third fragrance – ‘Tempting’

Sofía Vergara to unleash her third fragrance – ‘Tempting’

Sofía Vergara is poised to release the third perfume as part of her growing fragrance franchise with Parlux Fragrances Ltd. The scent, dubbed “Tempting” by the “Modern Family” actress, is set to roll out to Perfumania this month before entering broader retail distribution in September, at a retail price point of US$32 for a 1-oz. […]

13.07.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars ·
Palace on next step after arbitration ruling: ‘Top priority will be national interest’

Palace on next step after arbitration ruling: ‘Top priority will be national interest’

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — The government’s next step in dealing with the territorial dispute in the South China Sea after the arbitration court issues its ruling will be based on the premise that national interest is the administration’s priority, a Malacañang spokesman said Tuesday. At a media briefing, presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella said “everything will be […]

13.07.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
DFA hopes for tribunal’s favorable decision on South China Sea dispute

DFA hopes for tribunal’s favorable decision on South China Sea dispute

MANILA (Mabuhay) The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) expressed hopes that the decision of the Permanent Court of Arbitration regarding territorial claims over the contested waters of the South China Sea (parts of which the Philippines calls West Philippine Sea) would be favorable to the country. “Umaasa tayo na magiging paborable sa Pilipinas ang magiging […]

13.07.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
What Elmo’s girlfriend Janine thinks of Janella

What Elmo’s girlfriend Janine thinks of Janella

The new onscreen partnership of Elmo Magalona and Janella Salvador does not seem to be a problem at all for the actor’s real-life girlfriend, actress Janine Gutierrez. Magalona said he is fortunate that Gutierrez supports his endeavors even after he transferred to ABS-CBN. “She’s really happy for me. I’m really happy that she’s supportive of […]

13.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Obama pledges US long-term commitment to Europe security

Obama pledges US long-term commitment to Europe security

WARSAW  (PNA/Xinhua) – US President Barack Obama on Saturday pledged the US long-term commitment to ensuring Europe’ s security and defending allies, while participating his last North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit before his stepping down next January. During his solo press conference after the closing of Warsaw NATO Summit, Obama said the Alliance was […]

13.07.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Leni got Cabinet post on same day Jesse was appointed 6 years ago

Leni got Cabinet post on same day Jesse was appointed 6 years ago

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Vice President Leni Robredo has noticed a “creepy” coincidence: She and her late husband Jesse Robredo got appointed to a Cabinet post exactly on the same day—July 7. Robredo on Saturday pointed this out on Facebook, sharing her post from July 9 last year when she remembered the day Jesse broke the […]

13.07.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Paris Hilton’s new fragrance is called Gold Rush

Paris Hilton’s new fragrance is called Gold Rush

Lemon zest, velvet orchid and vanilla are among the notes present in the latest fragrance — the 20th — developed by Paris Hilton. The bottle will be sold at launch through Home Shopping Network from its June 27 debut through to August 1, 2016, when general retail availability commences. Bergamot, nectarine, rose, violet, praline, and […]

12.07.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
Oldest Fil-Am women’s club marks 55 years of community service

Oldest Fil-Am women’s club marks 55 years of community service

Los Angeles – The Los Angeles Philippine Women’s Club (LA PWC), the oldest Filipino American women’s organization in Southern California, marked its 55th year of community service by installing its new officers and new members. The happy occasion was held at the Manila Terrace Social hall at 2328 W. Temple St. at Historic Filipinotown, DTLA […]

12.07.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Men’s fashion week kicks off third season in New York

Men’s fashion week kicks off third season in New York

Men’s fashion week in New York kicked off its third season Monday with a presentation by Perry Ellis, whose athletic, casual take is expected to mark a number of spring-summer 2017 collections. Dozens of designers from Michael Kors to Tommy Hilfiger will present creations over the course of around 60 catwalk shows and presentations, which […]

12.07.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Taylor Swift world’s highest paid celebrity: Forbes

Taylor Swift world’s highest paid celebrity: Forbes

At the tender age of 26, Taylor Swift is the world’s highest-paid celebrity, pulling in a whopping $170 million over the past year, Forbes magazine said Monday. The pop diva’s take from June 2015 to June 2016 is the highest total of her young career, the magazine said, more than doubling her previous record of […]

12.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, International Stars, Music ·
Ford gives the F-150 a huge boost for 2017

Ford gives the F-150 a huge boost for 2017

America’s most popular vehicle is now also one of its most innovative and impressive thanks to a reworked V6 EcoBoost engine that can serve up a remarkable 470ft-lb (637Nm) of torque and a 10-speed automatic transmission. It seems that Ford’s latest Le Mans win has really stirred up a performance obsession at Ford’s HQ and […]

12.07.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
The more fruit and veggies you eat the happier you are suggests new research

The more fruit and veggies you eat the happier you are suggests new research

A new large-scale study suggests that eating a diet rich in fruit and vegetables can boost your happiness as well as your health. Carried out by researchers at the University of Warwick, England and the University of Queensland, Australia, the new study is one of the first of its kind to scientifically explore the psychological […]

12.07.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Tommy, Miho to topbill first film

Tommy, Miho to topbill first film

A new film starring celebrity couple Tommy Esguerra and Miho Nishida, whose love story began inside the “Pinoy Big Brother” house, is in the works. Esgurra and Nishida will topbill the Regal Entertainment-produced movie titled “Never Been Touched, Never Been Kissed,” alongside Kapamilya actor Jake Cuenca and singer Angeline Quinto. Other details about the film […]

12.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
‘Meathead’ Goldwyn shares his recipe for The Great American Steakhouse Steakburger

‘Meathead’ Goldwyn shares his recipe for The Great American Steakhouse Steakburger

Meathead Goldwyn is known as “the barbecue whisperer.” His website, Amazingribs.com, is billed as the world’s most popular outdoor cooking website. His recently released cookbook “Meathead: The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling,” has risen quickly to become the No. 1 bestselling cookbook in the category of Barbecue and Grilling on Amazon.com. For foolproof burgers this […]

11.07.2016 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Food & Dining, Free Recipes, Home & Garden, Online ·
Tiffany & Co. taps ex-Coach creative director for new homewares and accessories line

Tiffany & Co. taps ex-Coach creative director for new homewares and accessories line

Luxury brand Tiffany & Co. has hired American fashion designer Reed Krakoff to create a gifts, home and accessories collection, scheduled to hit shelves in 2017. Krakoff, who is the former executive creative director of Coach, Inc, will collaborate with the well-known jewelry firm on exclusive products that will include handbags, leather accessories, sunglasses, tabletop (including […]

11.07.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
SSS to conduct on-site services in Los Angeles

SSS to conduct on-site services in Los Angeles

Los Angeles  – The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles is pleased to inform you that Philippine Social Security System will conduct On-Site Services to be held at the Community Hall from 25 to 28 July 2016 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The following programs will be offered by SSS during the event: Registration (new):  Issuance […]

11.07.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News, Services ·
California Home Visiting Program marks 100,000th visit

California Home Visiting Program marks 100,000th visit

SACRAMENTO – The California Home Visiting Program (CHVP) celebrated a landmark 100,000th visit this week as part of the state’s hands-on efforts to provide assistance to new parents and improve the health and wellbeing of children across the state. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) preventive intervention program focuses on positive parenting and child development. “Home visiting is an effective […]

11.07.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Services, U.S. News ·
Duterte shuns VIP treatment at NAIA as he returns to Davao City

Duterte shuns VIP treatment at NAIA as he returns to Davao City

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA  (PNA) – Living up to his promise to shun special treatment, President Rodrigo R. Duterte returned to his home in Davao City on board a commercial flight of the Philippine Airlines (PAL) on Thursday night. Based on a photo posted by the Presidential Communications Office, Duterte sat on the window […]

11.07.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Re-enter the dragon: Hong Kong’s movie new wave

Re-enter the dragon: Hong Kong’s movie new wave

Shoot the film you’ve always wanted on a shoestring budget or sell out and make a blockbuster? It is a dilemma Hong Kong directors frequently face as mainland China’s lucrative movie industry beckons. Now, with concerns growing about Beijing’s increasing influence on Hong Kong, some film-makers are defying commercial and political pressures to produce homegrown […]

11.07.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
Get Ghostbusting with Snapchat

Get Ghostbusting with Snapchat

To promote the upcoming release of a totally rebooted take on the film “Ghostbusters” Sony is partnering with Snapchat and adding ‘busting’ and sliming features to the popular app Through sponsored lenses that for the first time allow Snapchatters to use front and rear cameras to the same effect, you can picture yourself busting a […]

11.07.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
Jerald Napoles laughs his way to success

Jerald Napoles laughs his way to success

 Funny is the new sexy, as they say, and with that it could be said Jerald Napoles is among hottest of his ilk. The 33-year-old admitted as much, noting how he has even attracted gay admirers following his appearance in the 2013 musical “Care Divas.” “May mga nanligaw sa’kin noon na bading na gwapo pa […]

11.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
DOT Chief vows to continue annual staging of Madrid Fusion Manila

DOT Chief vows to continue annual staging of Madrid Fusion Manila

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II is meticulously studying the possible action of the DOJ in connection with the five police general allegedly involved in the multibillion-peso illegal drugs operations in the country. Aguirre said that one of the things he is looking at is the possibility of placing […]

11.07.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
James Franco to be honoured at Outfest Awards

James Franco to be honoured at Outfest Awards

Outfest have announed that James Franco and Sundance Film Festival Director John Cooper are to receive this year’s honorary awards reports Variety. Franco is to recieve the first ever James Schamus Ally Award, created to recognize an individual’s efforts in bringing LGBTQ stories to the forefront, which will be presented to him by director Gus Van Sant on July 16. Cooper, […]

10.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
India’s Kerala imposes ‘fat tax’ on junk food

India’s Kerala imposes ‘fat tax’ on junk food

India’s peaceful tourist hotspot Kerala has become the first state in the country to impose a “fat tax” on junk food in a bid to counter rising obesity. The state’s finance minister Thomas Isaac announced a 14.5 percent tax on food including burgers, pizzas and sandwiches sold at restaurants and fast-food chains, as part of […]

10.07.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
The YouCam Makeup app now comes with extra Kardashian

The YouCam Makeup app now comes with extra Kardashian

One of the world’s most popular augmented reality apps for virtually testing new makeup looks now supports Kardashian Beauty products. Starting with the new “Fierce” collection, users can snap a selfie and then test each element in the line from lip glosses to eye shadows, or even go one further and apply a full custom […]

10.07.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Science & Technology ·
Duterte on kill threat: God will decide

Duterte on kill threat: God will decide

MANILA (Mabuhay) – With drug lords offering “billions” for his head, President Rodrigo Duterte said he was leaving his fate to God. Duterte unveiled on national television late Thursday an elaborate matrix of illegal drug operations in the country that allegedly included police generals and crime lords serving time in prison. “I’m confident that God […]

10.07.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Why Mariel keeps working despite delicate pregnancy

Why Mariel keeps working despite delicate pregnancy

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Having suffered two miscarriages in a year, one can’t help but urge television host Mariel Rodriguez to take a leave from work and rest to avoid any complications that may put her delicate pregnancy at risk. In an interview following his press conference for a money transfer service, Rodriguez’s husband, action star […]

10.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
FACC-SLAA holds workshop on social media marketing on July 11

FACC-SLAA holds workshop on social media marketing on July 11

Carson, CA – The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce South Bay will hold its second entrepreneurial workshop on Monday, July 11 at the Double Tree by Hilton Carson Hotel at 2 Civic Plaza Drive at 6:30 pm. The hotel is right across Carson Community Center. The business workshop will be conducted by Sweeney Mae, a […]

09.07.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Happenings, Local News, Science & Technology ·
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents ‘Out Of This World’

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents ‘Out Of This World’

A cosmic family adventure light years beyond your expectations First-Ever West Coast National Tour Debut Blasts Off July 14th – August 7th Throughout Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA) – Prepare to blast off on an intergalactic adventure for space-age family fun as the ultimate circus experience launches into the future with Ringling Bros. and Barnum […]

07.07.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Happenings, Music ·
Lamborghini celebrates record sales

Lamborghini celebrates record sales

For the first time in its history, Italian supercar maker Lamborghini has sold more than 2000 cars in six months. In all, between January and June the company delivered 2013 cars and in June alone delivered 416, itself an all-time record for a single month. To put those figures into perspective, in the first six […]

07.07.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Farfetch partners with Apple on new music channel

Farfetch partners with Apple on new music channel

Luxury fashion retailer Farfetch.com is teaming up with Apple on a new music channel reports WWD. Set to launch Tuesday, the new channel will see Farfetch feature two playlists of Apple music on its website and mobile devices. The playlist “Songs From the Shoot” will be created by the Farfetch team and as the name implies, will […]

Three-decade study confirms saturated fats are bad for health

Three-decade study confirms saturated fats are bad for health

Saturated fats in butter, lard and red meat raise the risk of early death, but replacing these with fats like olive oil can offer substantial health benefits, a three-decade study confirmed on Tuesday. The research involving more than 120,000 people was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine. “There has […]

07.07.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Sundance Institute announces Riley Keough, Jena Malone movie ‘Lovesong’ as NEXT FEST opener

Sundance Institute announces Riley Keough, Jena Malone movie ‘Lovesong’ as NEXT FEST opener

The Sundance Institute has announced that the Riley Keough and Jena Malone movie “Lovesong” will kick off the Sundance NEXT FEST next month in LA.  The news of the opener and lineup for the festival, which will take place August 12-14, was announced by the Sundance Institute on Thursday. Directed by So Yong Kim, “Lovesong” […]

07.07.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
No cash distribution of coco levy funds

No cash distribution of coco levy funds

By Nimfa U. Rueda IRVINE, CALIF. – There will be no cash distribution of the coconut levy funds to farmers, Agriculture Secretary Manny Pinol clarified in a meeting with Filipino-American businessmen here Wednesday night (Thursday in Manila). Pinol said the release of the multi-billion funds – a campaign promise to coconut farmers – will come in other […]

07.07.2016 · Filled under: News ·
Why Duterte will issue EO to implement FOI

Why Duterte will issue EO to implement FOI

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A Malacañang official on Monday reiterated the position of President Rodrigo Duterte to push freedom of information (FOI) under his administration. Presidential spokesperson Ernesto “Ernie” Abella in his first briefing said that Duterte gives importance to FOI, considering that it is being pushed as his first executive order. “In his words, he […]

07.07.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Why Rhian Ramos agreed to pose for FHM

Why Rhian Ramos agreed to pose for FHM

Rhian Ramos has finally agreed to pose for FHM Philippines. The actress appears on the cover of the men’s magazine’s July issue. Ramos admitted that she never saw herself as one to grace the pages of FHM, but shared that she decided to do so after attending Solenn Heussaff’s wedding in France last month. Without […]

07.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Duterte: Eid celebration ‘timely and relevant’

Duterte: Eid celebration ‘timely and relevant’

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Rodrigo Duterte greeted Filipino Muslims celebrating Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end the holy feast of Ramadan. Duterte, the Philippines’ first president from Mindanao, said this year’s celebration could not be more timely and relevant as the country marks a new chapter in its history. “This year’s celebration is indeed timely […]

07.07.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Research suggests aloe vera has beneficial effects for diabetics

Research suggests aloe vera has beneficial effects for diabetics

A new study highlights the antidiabetic effects of aloe vera. The plant, which originates from Africa, has been found to reduce blood sugar levels, which can be helpful for patients suffering from type 2 diabetes. Diabetes patients could have a reason to take a regular dose of aloe vera, as this succulent plant has been found […]

05.07.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
VP Robredo to visit remote PHL villages

VP Robredo to visit remote PHL villages

MANILA, July 5 (Mabuhay) –  Following her courtesy call on President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, Vice President Leni Robredo is now setting her sights on visiting the Philippines’ most far flung barangays which often lack government aid. “Iikot din po sa iba-ibang probinsya si VP Leni, pupunta sa mga pinakamalalayong barangay para mapakinggan ang kanilang […]

05.07.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Duterte ally: No need for emergency powers to fix traffic

Duterte ally: No need for emergency powers to fix traffic

MANILA, July 5 (Mabuhay) – An ally of President Rodrigo Duterte believes the president does not need emergency powers to solve the traffic problem in Metro Manila. Former Senator Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel, Jr. said the national government only needs to meet with village chieftains in orders to clear roadblocks. “Ang kailangan, especially dito sa Metro […]

05.07.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
NaFFAA calls for nominees to the Alex Esclamado Memorial Award for Community Service

NaFFAA calls for nominees to the Alex Esclamado Memorial Award for Community Service

Washington, D.C. Now in its second year, the Alex Esclamado Memorial Award for Community Service will be a main highlight at NaFFAA’s 2016 National Empowerment Conference in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania on August 4-6. The awards are open to all Filipino and Filipino American organizations and associations in the United States, including those that are not members of NaFFAA. […]

05.07.2016 · Filled under: Local News, Promotions ·
Tickling the brain can boost immunity: study

Tickling the brain can boost immunity: study

Artificially stimulating the brain’s feel-good centre boosts immunity in mice in a way that could help explain the power of placebos, a study reported Monday. “Our findings indicate that activation of areas of the brain associated with positive expectations can affect how the body copes with diseases,” said senior author Asya Rolls, an assistant professor […]

05.07.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Get hyper excited about Aston Martin’s new hypercar

Get hyper excited about Aston Martin’s new hypercar

The AM-RB 001 boasts a naturally aspirated V12 engine, an Adrian Newey-penned design and, most impressively a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio. Unveiled at Aston Martin’s Gaydon HQ, the new car is a partnership between the company and F1 team Red Bull Racing and is described in Aston’s own words as “bespoke from the tires up.” When […]

05.07.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Porcelain artwork to be celebrated at Tokyo’s Keio Plaza Hotel

Porcelain artwork to be celebrated at Tokyo’s Keio Plaza Hotel

Traditional Japanese artwork will be celebrated at the annual Summer Festival of Arita/Imari Porcelains, on in Tokyo from July 1 to August 7. Arita/Imari Porcelain Made in the town of Arita (northwestern Kyūshū) since the 17th century, the pottery was exported principally from the port of Imari, Saga, hence the two names. Early Arita ware can be […]

03.07.2016 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
California Republicans: Reject state’s expansion of Obamacare to Illegal Immigrants

California Republicans: Reject state’s expansion of Obamacare to Illegal Immigrants

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Members of California’s congressional delegation are increasing pressure on the Obama Administration to stop the state’s plan to expand Obamacare coverage to illegal immigrants. Nine members of Congress from California joined forces to send a letter to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Secretary of the Treasury asking the […]

03.07.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Asian Americans, Hawaiians, two fastest growing racial groups

Asian Americans, Hawaiians, two fastest growing racial groups

Census says there are now 21 million Asian Americans and 1.5 million Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders living in the US LOS ANGELES – New U.S. Census Bureau population estimates released on Thursday, June 23 show that the Asian American population is the fastest growing racial group nationwide. Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles’ analysis of the data […]

03.07.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Arbitration court to rule on South China Sea case on July 12

Arbitration court to rule on South China Sea case on July 12

BRUSSELS  (PNA/Kyodo) – The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague said Wednesday it will hand down its ruling on conflicting claims in the South China Sea on July 12. The United Nations-backed tribunal will decide on the case brought in January 2015 by the Philippines, which asserts that China’s claims to most of the […]

03.07.2016 · Filled under: World News ·
Duterte to release political prisoners if Congress passes amnesty law

Duterte to release political prisoners if Congress passes amnesty law

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President-elect Rodrigo Duterte has clarified that he will not release political prisoners ahead of the passage of amnesty law by Congress, as he hit the media anew for supposedly twisting his statements. Speaking at the change of command ceremony at the Davao City Police Office on Friday, Duterte slammed a newspaper report […]

03.07.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
FASO concert taps Sylvia La Torre, Anna Maria Perez de Tagle as special guests

FASO concert taps Sylvia La Torre, Anna Maria Perez de Tagle as special guests

The Philippines’ legendary veteran entertainer, Sylvia La Torre, and her granddaughter, Broadway performer and TV-film actress Anna Maria Perez de Tagle, will be the special guests in the August 13 concert of the Filipino American Symphony Orchestra (FASO). La Torre and Perez de Tagle will perform a duet and solo numbers with FASO, the only Filipino […]

03.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings, Music ·
Oscars organizers invite women, minorities in diversity push

Oscars organizers invite women, minorities in diversity push

Almost half the 683 people invited this year to join the organization that bestows the Oscars are women and nearly as many people of color, the body announced on Wednesday in a bid to honor its vow to push for more diversity. The record number of invitees include rising young stars John Boyega of “Star […]

03.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Watch: first trailer for ‘Voyage of Time’

Watch: first trailer for ‘Voyage of Time’

Brad Pitt narrates the first reel of footage from Terrence Malick’s grand vision of the universe, “Voyage of Time.” The documentary film, which has been ruminating in Malick’s mind for some three decades, examines the story of the universe from its beginning to end. First announced in 2008, there are two editions of “Voyage of […]

03.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
The Oscars in 2017: Academy announces dates

The Oscars in 2017: Academy announces dates

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revealed a slate of dates for the Oscars in 2017, with the 89th Academy Awards ceremony to take place on February 26th, 2017. The lead up to the 2017 Oscars starts on November 12, 2016 with the Governors Awards — Spike Lee, Gena Rowlands, and Debbie […]

03.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘Underworld: Blood Wars’ release date delayed

‘Underworld: Blood Wars’ release date delayed

The release of ‘Underworld: Blood Wars’ has been delayed by three months. The fifth installment of the vampire / werewolf franchise will now debut on January 6 2017 instead of this October, Variety reports. Starring British actress Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Tobias Menzies and Charles Dance among others, the Screen Gems production is being directed by German […]

03.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Sport meets style in the Rio 2016 designer Olympics kits

Sport meets style in the Rio 2016 designer Olympics kits

With the countdown on until the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games we round up which world-famous designers will be dressing the athletes this year. Stella McCartney for Team GB British designer Stella McCartney has once again been enlisted to design both the opening and closing ceremony and sportswear for Team GB after also […]

03.07.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos, Sports & Recreation ·
Many everyday common chemicals are endangering child brain development says new report

Many everyday common chemicals are endangering child brain development says new report

A new report published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives is calling for more attention to be paid to the growing evidence that exposure to many everyday common chemicals are causing harm to children’s brain development. Dozens of scientists, health practitioners and children’s health advocates have expressed their concern in the paper that these chemicals are disrupting […]

03.07.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Health & Fitness ·
Mangyan artist holds one-man art exhibit in La Habra

Mangyan artist holds one-man art exhibit in La Habra

Mat Relox, a Mangyan artist, known for his impassioned portrayal of the bucolic Mangyan life and culture, will hold his fourth one-man art exhibit 7 p.m., July 2, at the La Habra Art Gallery, 215 N. Orange St., La Habra, Calif. The exhibit runs through August 2. Guest artists at the ribbon cutting and opening reception are Ed Gumamit […]

30.06.2016 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Happenings ·
Philippine Department of Tourism-LA and Majestic Vacations launch “Philippine Travel Gems” Facebook Photo Contest

Philippine Department of Tourism-LA and Majestic Vacations launch “Philippine Travel Gems” Facebook Photo Contest

LOS ANGELES, CA (Mabuhay) -– Beginning July 1 through November 30, 2016, the Philippine Department of Tourism-Los Angeles and Majestic Vacations are holding an exciting online promotional campaign: “Philippine Travel Gems” Facebook Photo Contest. These travel and tourism industry partners are teaming up with Philippine Airlines to get Facebook users and travelers to the Philippines […]

29.06.2016 · Filled under: Art, Contests, Destinations, Happenings, Offers, Online, Photos, Promotions ·
The new Porsche Panamera: a leaner, meaner executive racing automobile

The new Porsche Panamera: a leaner, meaner executive racing automobile

The new Porsche Panamera takes lessons, rather than simply design cues form the latest generation 911. It uses an exotic cocktail of construction materials to increase rigidity while shedding the pounds but when it comes to its look and feel it is finally coming into its own.  “Its strengths have been reinforced, its weaknesses eradicated […]

29.06.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
French foie gras industry struggling after bird flu scare

French foie gras industry struggling after bird flu scare

France’s foie gras industry is struggling with the fallout of a bird flu scare that has led to a 25 percent drop in production of the controversial delicacy. Jean-Jacques Caspari of the foie gras industry association CIFOG warned Tuesday of shortages and soaring prices that were likely to last even beyond this year’s festive season. […]

29.06.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Vespa (Red) and Bill Gates fight AIDS

Vespa (Red) and Bill Gates fight AIDS

Piaggio is launching a (RED) edition of its iconic Vespa moped, with philanthropist Bill Gates also on board. Each special edition Vespa sold will generate $150 toward the activities of the Global Fund for the battle against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, Piaggio said. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is one of the main global […]

29.06.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness, Motoring ·
Zayn Malik debuts fashion-forward clothing collection

Zayn Malik debuts fashion-forward clothing collection

Zayn Malik has teamed up with illustrator Mark Wilkinson, known for his work with Iron Maiden covers, on his latest fashion-forward merchandise collection. The former One Direction star has debuted his 23-piece collection of clothing to commemorate his first solo album “Mind Of Mine.” Featuring bold graphic t-shirts, hoodies and vests, some of which are […]

29.06.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Sunshine hopes to get annulment before turning 40

Sunshine hopes to get annulment before turning 40

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Actress Sunshine Cruz hopes that her marriage to actor Cesar Montano will be annulled before she turns 40. Cruz, 38, said she wants to start with a clean slate. “Gusto kong mag-start na clean slate, ‘yung pagkatapos ng annulment,” she said. “So I’m hoping for the best na within the year or […]

29.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Keira Knightley to front Chanel’s jewelry line

Keira Knightley to front Chanel’s jewelry line

British beauty Keira Knightley is the new face of Chanel’s jewelry line “Coco Crush.” The ad campaign, shot by celebrity photography Mario Testino, will be launched in the fall. Other models that have fronted the jewelry line include Sigrid Agren and Jac Jagaciak. Knightley is also the face of the luxury brand’s perfume “Coco Mademoiselle” […]

27.06.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars, Lifestyle ·
Puma to dress New York City Ballet

Puma to dress New York City Ballet

Puma has teamed up with the New York City Ballet to act as the company’s official activewear partner. The brand will provide sportswear gear to the group’s 92 dancers for rehearsals, in addition to using the athletes to test out new garments, WWD reports. The two powerhouses have reportedly entered into a multi-year partnership agreement. The dancers […]

27.06.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Sports & Recreation ·
Olga Kurylenko signs up to ‘Salty’

Olga Kurylenko signs up to ‘Salty’

French actress Olga Kurylenko has signed up to appear in the upcoming action-comedy movie “Salty.” The star will share the screen with the film’s lead, Hollywood legend Antonio Banderas, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Kurylenko will play the part of Sheila Enry, the supermodel wife of the rock star Turk Enry, played by Banderas. The story […]

27.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ dominates worldwide weekend box office

‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ dominates worldwide weekend box office

‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ shot to the number one position this weekend, according to ComScore’s official worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of June 26. The action-packed movie, which stars Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum and Charlotte gainsbourg, hits the screens 20 years after its predecessor, ‘Independence Day’. It took $143.7 million worldwide over the […]

27.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Incoming Duterte admin hikes economic agenda to 10 items

Incoming Duterte admin hikes economic agenda to 10 items

By Joann Santiago DAVAO CITY  (PNA) – Sustained economic growth and ensure that its impact is equitable to all Filipinos. This is the goal of the incoming Duterte administration through its 10-point economic agenda presented before some 300 delegates of the two-day business consultation dialogue dubbed “Sulong Pilipinas: Hakbang Tungo sa Kaunlaran (Philippines Onwards: A […]

27.06.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
New research explores dietary fiber, vitamin A and peanut allergies

New research explores dietary fiber, vitamin A and peanut allergies

Two new Australian studies suggest that a diet rich in fiber could help to reduce allergies to foods such as peanuts. In one study, which is also one of the first to look specifically at fiber deficiency in the gut, Laurence Macia and Charles Mackay, both immunologists at Monash University in Australia, bred a group […]

27.06.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
UST medical alumni grand reunion at The Beach July 3-5

UST medical alumni grand reunion at The Beach July 3-5

LOS ANGELES – The UST Medical Alumni Association of America will go back to sunny Southern California for its 24th Grand Reunion and Medical Convention after almost two decades. The event will be held on July 3-6 at the Hilton Long Beach at 701 West Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90831. All the jubilarian years […]

27.06.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Legendary Pictures nets ‘Bad Blood’ film, starring Jennifer Lawrence

Legendary Pictures nets ‘Bad Blood’ film, starring Jennifer Lawrence

Legendary Pictures has won the battle for hot Hollywood project “Bad Blood,” written and directed by Adam McKay, and with Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence attached to star. The film focuses on Elizabeth Holmes (Lawrence), founder of the controversial blood-testing start-up company Theranos which came under investigation for inaccurate testing that took place at their California labs. Deadline reports that […]

24.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Broccoli could soon be giving you an even bigger health boost suggests new research

Broccoli could soon be giving you an even bigger health boost suggests new research

Already known for its super health benefits, scientists have found a way to give broccoli even more of a boost, by identifying the genes which control the vegetable’s phenolic compounds. Phenolic compounds are beneficial to health thanks to their levels of flavonoids, which spread through the body via the bloodstream, reducing inflammation and lowering the risk […]

24.06.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
FYLPRO signs 3-year MOU with Ayala, DFA, launches application for 2016 Immersion Program to PHL

FYLPRO signs 3-year MOU with Ayala, DFA, launches application for 2016 Immersion Program to PHL

LOS ANGELES — FYLPRO representatives on May 18 signed a 3-year partnership with the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs and Ayala Foundation, Inc., which commences the launch of its 2016 Immersion Program application that would identify 10 Filipino-American young leaders to join an all-expense paid, week-long program in the Philippines, FYLPRO President Bea Rico announced […]

24.06.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Washington exhibit honors Filipina suffragists

Washington exhibit honors Filipina suffragists

WASHINGTON, D.C. — “It is worth noting that Philippine society has always been blessed with strong and powerful women who shape the course of our history. Filipinas are active in diverse fields, pouring their talents, skill, and passion into many areas of human endeavor. It is therefore no wonder that the Philippine Suffrage Movement in the […]

24.06.2016 · Filled under: Art, Happenings, Local News ·
Janice de Belen shoots lesbian scenes for indie film

Janice de Belen shoots lesbian scenes for indie film

Fans of Janice de Belen are in for a shock after the veteran actress revealed that her upcoming movie “Ringgo, The Dog Shooter” features the most daring scenes she has ever done in her entire showbiz career. In the indie film, which is one of the six finalists in the Filipino New Cinema section of […]

24.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
Dureza: Compliant mining firms won’t have problems with Gina Lopez

Dureza: Compliant mining firms won’t have problems with Gina Lopez

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Compliant mining firms should have no problems if Gina Lopez assumes her post as secretary of the Department of Natural Resources, another member of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s future Cabinet said Wednesday. News of the impending appointment Lopez, a staunch anti-mining advocate, caused mining stocks to plunge by 4.09 percent at the end […]

24.06.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Duterte assures business leaders of gov’t reforms

Duterte assures business leaders of gov’t reforms

DAVAO CITY  (PNA)—President-elect Rodrigo Duterte will review the 10-point recommendations designed help push inclusive growth and move things forward under his administration as he vowed to push reforms in government. But in a gist, Duterte told business leaders he never doubted his economic managers that they will work as team in fulfilling their “wish list” […]

24.06.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Japan Michelin-star restaurant closed after food poisoning

Japan Michelin-star restaurant closed after food poisoning

A Michelin-starred Japanese restaurant specialising in a refined — and pricey — traditional cuisine has been ordered to temporarily close after customers came down with food poisoning, an official said Wednesday. A total of 14 customers suffered from stomach pain and diarrhoea after eating sea urchin, squid and other seafoods at the Kita Kamakura Saryo […]

24.06.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Viktor&Rolf updates ‘Flowerbomb’ with Andreea Diaconu

Viktor&Rolf updates ‘Flowerbomb’ with Andreea Diaconu

Viktor&Rolf is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its first-ever feminine fragrance ‘Flowerbomb’ with a new ad campaign. The perfume’s new visual stars Romanian model Andreea Diaconu as an empowered floral goddess whose head is exploding into a bouquet of flowers. The blooms are based on a vibrant color palette ranging from softer blush, pink, lavender […]

22.06.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Michelle Obama joins Snapchat and James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke

Michelle Obama joins Snapchat and James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke

First Lady Michelle Obama has joined Snapchat and used the platform to announce her upcoming appearance on James Corden’s popular Carpool Karaoke segment. Michelle Obama will join the the host of CBS’s “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in one of his drives about town and in all likelihood show off her singing chops […]

22.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Lynda Carter accepts presidential role in ‘Supergirl’

Lynda Carter accepts presidential role in ‘Supergirl’

“Wonder Woman” actress Lynda Carter will be back on primetime TV, having accepted a recurring role in the second season of “Supergirl.” After a couple of lower profile parts, Lynda Carter became a household name when she became the lead as Diana Prince, superpowered Amazonian princess in disguise, over a four-year run (1975-9) as Wonder […]

22.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Liven up a glass of water with flavors and colors

Liven up a glass of water with flavors and colors

Drinking the recommended one-and-a-half to two liters of water each day can seem daunting. Whether at the office or on the beach, why not try one of these ideas to liven up your glass or bottle of water with a fresh new flavor? Fruity ice cubes Next time you make ice cubes, try placing a […]

22.06.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness ·
Keep an eye on pregnancy food cravings to avoid excess weight gain advises new study

Keep an eye on pregnancy food cravings to avoid excess weight gain advises new study

New US research cautions against indulging too much in pregnancy food cravings after finding that the frequency of cravings is a strong predictor of excess pregnancy weight gain. Recent studies have shown that more than half of women gain more than the recommended amount for pregnancy weight gain set by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), […]

22.06.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Yeng ready to become mommy

Yeng ready to become mommy

Singer Yeng Constantino wants to take a step further by becoming a mother. “Feeling ko malapit na rin kasi this morning nanaginip ako, nanganak ako ng triplets,” she said, admitting she feels envious every time she sees a pregnant woman. “Actually nakita ko ’yung friend ko kahapon na buntis na, sabi ko nakakainggit buntis siya […]

22.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Fil-Chinese community wants ‘emergency powers’ for Duterte

Fil-Chinese community wants ‘emergency powers’ for Duterte

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA  (PNA) – The Federation of the Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCII) supports the emergency powers being asked by incoming President Rodrigo Duterte. The influential business group, however, said in its letters to incoming House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez that the emergency powers should cover not only traffic problem […]

22.06.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Incoming Duterte admin eyes infra spending at 6% of GDP

Incoming Duterte admin eyes infra spending at 6% of GDP

By Joann Santiago DAVAO CITY  (PNA) – Infrastructure spending would be among the main priority of the incoming Duterte administration, with its share on gross domestic product (GDP) targeted to reach six percent. Incoming Budget and Management Secretary Benjamin Diokno told reporters at the sidelines of the two-day “Sulong Pilipinas: Hakbang Tungo sa Kaunlaran” (Philippines […]

22.06.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Many Eligible For Prop. 47 Relief Still Need to Apply

Many Eligible For Prop. 47 Relief Still Need to Apply

Viji Sundaram OAKLAND, Calif. – California’s Prop. 47 allows many individuals to change certain felonies into misdemeanors on their criminal records – but less than a quarter of those eligible have submitted their requests, and the window of opportunity could expire next year. Eighteen months into Prop. 47’s enactment, the state has received some 211,000 […]

22.06.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Legal Matters, Services ·
Netflix nabs DiCaprio’s ‘The Outlaw Ocean’

Netflix nabs DiCaprio’s ‘The Outlaw Ocean’

We’ve seen Leonardo DiCaprio survive a savage winter in “The Revenant.” Now the Oscar winner is making “The Outlaw Ocean,” a true story about a poacher that goes on the run for 110 days. Through his production company Appian Way, Leonardo DiCaprio is producing “The Outlaw Ocean” for digital subscription film and TV service Netflix. […]

21.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Obama, Trudeau reaffirm commitment to fight terrorism

Obama, Trudeau reaffirm commitment to fight terrorism

WASHINGTON  (PNA/Sputnik) – US President Barack Obama in a phone call to his Canadian counterpart Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday reaffirmed their joint commitment to fight terrorism following the deaths of US and Canadians at the hands of terror groups, the White House said in a statement. “The leaders [Obama and Trudeau] reaffirmed their […]

21.06.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Instagram announces 500 million users worldwide

Instagram announces 500 million users worldwide

In a blogpost on June 21, Instagram announced that its community of Instagrammers around the world has surpassed 500 million. The Instagram community has more than doubled over the last two years, with more than 80% of users living outside the US. An infographic produced by the company reveals that, on an average day, the platform sees over […]

21.06.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
WHO releases health guidelines for travel to Rio during the Olympics

WHO releases health guidelines for travel to Rio during the Olympics

The World Health Organization has released a raft of health and safety advisories for travelers headed to Brazil for the Olympic games. In addition to routine vaccines (diphtheria, tetanus, polio, measles, hepatitis B, mumps etc) which vary from country to country, the WHO also recommends travelers get vaccinated against Hepatitis A, B, Typhoid fever, rabies […]

21.06.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
PHL’s ‘The Dreamweaver’ wows audience at the 2016 Euro Asia Shorts closing night

PHL’s ‘The Dreamweaver’ wows audience at the 2016 Euro Asia Shorts closing night

WASHINGTON, D.C. – “The Dreamweaver,” the Philippines’ entry to the closing night of the 2016 Euro Asia Short Film Festival, garnered admiration and generated discussion from the panelists and audience on 10 June 2016. Film and movie enthusiasts gathered at the Embassy of Italy for the 5th and closing night of the film festival which featured nine short […]

21.06.2016 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Film, Happenings, Legal Matters, Local News ·
Ryza Cenon opens up about attempted suicide due to depression

Ryza Cenon opens up about attempted suicide due to depression

“StarStruck” Season 2 Ultimate Female Survivor Ryza Cenon admitted to having suicidal tendency when she experienced depression last year. The 27-year-old Kapuso actress said that her depression was caused by mounting problems at the time. “Almost one year din kasi akong walang work. Mag-isa lang din ako na binubuhay yung sarili ko. Sobrang na-depress ako. […]

21.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Chinese warship sails in Japanese waters for 1st time in over decade

Chinese warship sails in Japanese waters for 1st time in over decade

TOKYO/BEIJING  (PNA/Kyodo) – A Chinese naval ship entered Japan’s territorial waters early Wednesday morning for the first time in more than a decade, the Defense Ministry said, amid increasing weariness of regional countries toward Beijing’s expanded military clout. Japanese P-3C patrol aircraft spotted the Dongdiao-class intelligence vessel sailing in the waters to the west of […]

21.06.2016 · Filled under: Asian News ·
UNICEF warns of growing abuse risk for refugee, migrant children arriving in Europe

UNICEF warns of growing abuse risk for refugee, migrant children arriving in Europe

UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Yoka Brandt and Novak Djokovic, the number one ranked tennis player in the world, hold a signed agreement announcing Novak Djokovic as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador at UNICEF House. On 26 August 2015, UNICEF announced Novak Djokovic’s appointment as a Goodwill Ambassador. Djokovic, the number one ranked tennis player in the […]

20.06.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, World News ·
New images released for BOSS fall/winter collection

New images released for BOSS fall/winter collection

Hugo BOSS has released new images of its BOSS fall/winter collection featuring models Rianne Von Rompaey and Clement Chabernaud. Shot by photographer duo Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, the ad campaign is set against a raw, industrial backdrop to showcase the collection’s “organic imperfection” and shift away from precision and sharpness. Artistic director Jason […]

20.06.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Actor Anton Yelchin dies in car accident

Actor Anton Yelchin dies in car accident

Anton Yelchin, a rising young actor who starred as Chekov in the new “Star Trek” film, was killed early Sunday in an automobile accident, his publicist confirmed. He was 27. “The news is so sad and true,” Jennifer Allen said in a statement. Yelchin “was killed in a fatal traffic collision early this morning. His family requests you respect their privacy,” the publicist said. Born in Russia, he came to America […]

20.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Seven ways to beat the seasonal blues

Seven ways to beat the seasonal blues

Grey skies, rain, floods, temperatures below the seasonal norm …. Seasonal depression usually arises as winter approaches but can also hit in spring and early summer, occurs when the body and the spirit are lacking in energy. Here’s some advice on how to chase away the gloom and not be overcome by these difficult moments. […]

20.06.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Lolita Lempicka’s new fragrance So Sweet combines mischievousness and indulgence

Lolita Lempicka’s new fragrance So Sweet combines mischievousness and indulgence

The brand inspired by fairy tales pushes femininity to the extreme with its latest fragrance for women. So Sweet is aimed at nonchalant and extravagant women, who are at ease with their femininity and live life to the full. Launched last season, Sweet Kiss was aimed at sensual, seductive and ultra-glamorous women with an indulgent […]

20.06.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Collaboration, resilience: Lessons learned from Pinatubo@25

Collaboration, resilience: Lessons learned from Pinatubo@25

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Twenty-five years after the second largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century, experts and analysts, Government officials, private sector representatives, and members of the academe gathered at the Carnegie Institution for Science for the public lecture, “25 years ago at Pinatubo: The forecast, climax, and aftermath of a giant eruption” by Dr. Chris Newhall […]

20.06.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
US Fed keeps interest rates unchanged

US Fed keeps interest rates unchanged

WASHINGTON  (PNA/Xinhua) – US Federal Reserve on Wednesday keeps its federal fund rate unchanged after concluding its two-day meeting. “The (Federal Open Market) Committee continues to closely monitor inflation indicators and global economic and financial developments” in its process to foster maximum employment and price stability, said the Fed in a statement on Wednesday. The […]

20.06.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Coleen Garcia happy with dad courting Karla Estrada

Coleen Garcia happy with dad courting Karla Estrada

Coleen Garcia sees no problem with her dad Jose courting actress-singer-TV host Karla Estrada. The actress deemed it’s about time her dad finds someone to love having been single for the longest time. “It’s a good feeling also to see my dad happy. My dad has been single since I was nine and I’m already […]

20.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
‘The Great Promenade of Philippine-American Friendship’ unveiled

‘The Great Promenade of Philippine-American Friendship’ unveiled

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Philippine Embassy proudly unveiled the “The Great Promenade of Philippine-American Friendship,” a mural by Filipino artist Dominic Rubio, and other works of art at the Chancery Annex building on 10 June 2016. Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. and his wife, Madam Maria Victoria Cuisia led the unveiling […]

16.06.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Zac Efron in talks to join Hugh Jackman’s ‘The Greatest Showman On Earth’

Zac Efron in talks to join Hugh Jackman’s ‘The Greatest Showman On Earth’

Zac Efron is in talks with Fox to join Hugh Jackman in “The Greatest Showman on Earth” reports Variety. The film is a biopic of the P.T. Barnum, with Jackman already confirmed to play the showman and founder of Barnum & Bailey Circus. Barnum had a talent for hoaxing the public and gained fame as a 19th century impresario with […]

16.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Goodbye matte lips: Christian Louboutin launches new ‘Loubilaque’ range

Goodbye matte lips: Christian Louboutin launches new ‘Loubilaque’ range

Christian Louboutin is expanding its beauty range with the launch of a new lipstick, inspired by the shoe designer’s love of all things lacquer.  ‘Loubilaque’, which will debut this summer, promises high coverage, high shine, and high drama color in a bold antithesis of the current matte trend sweeping the makeup industry. Its high concentration […]

16.06.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Duterte, Robredo to hold separate inauguration rites

Duterte, Robredo to hold separate inauguration rites

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Incoming President Rodrigo Duterte and Vice-President elect Leni Robredo will hold separate inauguration ceremonies on June 30. Boyet Dy, head of Robredo’s transition team, said: “We were informed by the team of President-elect Rody Duterte about their preference to hold the inauguration separately.” “While we have been preparing for a joint inauguration, […]

16.06.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Trump ‘unfit’ to be US president: Clinton ,.

Trump ‘unfit’ to be US president: Clinton ,.

MOSCOW  (PNA/Sputnik) – Democrat Hillary Clinton says her rival, Republican presumptive presidential candidate Donald Trump, is “unfit” to be US president. Earlier in the week, Clinton succeeded in securing the necessary number of delegates, including both pledged ones and superdelegates, to win her party’s   presidential nomination. “He can run a campaign of insults. I’m running […]

16.06.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Toni, Paul mark first wedding anniversary

Toni, Paul mark first wedding anniversary

Toni Gonzaga and Paul Soriano celebrated their first anniversary as a married couple Sunday. Gonzaga made sure to greet her husband on the ABS-CBN variety program “ASAP” a happy anniversary. She likewise took to Instagram to express her love for Soriano by reposting one of their pre-nuptial photos. In the caption, Gonzaga wrote: “I’d marry […]

16.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
China, US to jointly fight cyber crime

China, US to jointly fight cyber crime

BEIJING  (PNA/Xinhua) – China and the United States on Tuesday held a second dialogue on cybercrime. Guo Shengkun, State Councilor and Minister of Public Security, lauded the progress made since the first dialogue in Washington last year. Cybersecurity cooperation is in the interests of China, the United States and other countries, Guo said, advocating the […]

16.06.2016 · Filled under: World News ·
Grand ball caps PHL Independence Day celebration in Los Angeles

Grand ball caps PHL Independence Day celebration in Los Angeles

By Abner T. Galino A GRAND BALL in a plush hotel symbolically capped the week-long celebration of the 118th Philippine Independence Day in Los Angeles. On a theme of “Pagkakaisa, Pag-aambagan at Pagsulong,” the Kalayaan Incorporated filled up the grand ballroom of the The Concourse/Hyatt Regency Hotel on Saturday night (June 11) with business and community leaders for its […]

16.06.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Thousands of nurses set late june strikes in California, Minnesota

Thousands of nurses set late june strikes in California, Minnesota

More than 6,600 registered nurses in Minnesota and California are prepared to strike in late June. They may be joined by up to 3,300 nurses in Massachusetts who are taking a strike vote today. If all the nearly 10,000 RNs walk out, it would represent national strike of nurses on a series of patient safety and quality care concerns. All […]

15.06.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Very hot drinks ‘probably’ cause cancer: UN body

Very hot drinks ‘probably’ cause cancer: UN body

Drinking very hot beverages “probably” causes cancer of the oesophagus, the UN’s cancer agency said Wednesday, while lifting suspicion from coffee if consumed at “normal serving temperatures”. “These results suggest that drinking very hot beverages is one probable cause of oesophageal cancer and that it is the temperature, rather than the drinks themselves, that appears […]

15.06.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Olympics: WHO committee says low risk of Zika spread

Olympics: WHO committee says low risk of Zika spread

There is a “very low risk” of the Zika virus spreading further internationally as a result of the Olympic Games in Brazil, the World Health Organization’s emergency committee on the disease said Tuesday. The statement came as worry mounted that the mosquito-borne virus, which has spread across much of Latin America and which can lead […]

15.06.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ to return for a ninth season

‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ to return for a ninth season

HBO announced on Tuesday that hit comedy “Curb Your Enthusiasm” will be returning to the network for a ninth season reports The Hollywood Reporter. The announcement will be good news for fans of the beloved Larry David comedy, with the show lasting airing an original episode back in September 2011. First premiering as a special in […]

15.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
US military engaged in anti-terror operations across 15 countries: Obama

US military engaged in anti-terror operations across 15 countries: Obama

WASHINGTON  (PNA/Sputnik) – US military personnel are engaged in counter-terrorism operations across 15 different countries, President Barack Obama said in a biannual statement to Congress released on Monday. The letter outlined US military counter-terrorism operations across the globe in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Somalia, Yemen, Djibouti, Libya, Cuba, Niger, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Egypt, […]

15.06.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Duterte names DTI, DOT, DOH chiefs

Duterte names DTI, DOT, DOH chiefs

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President-elect Rodrigo Duterte has named three more members of his incoming Cabinet, according to incoming presidential deputy spokesperson Ernesto Corpuz Abella. In a press briefing at the Presidential Guest House in Davao City on Monday evening, Abella said Duterte chose Dr. Paulyn Jean Rosell-Ubial as secretary of the Department of Health (DOH). […]

15.06.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Sunshine trains with Red Ranger trainer

Sunshine trains with Red Ranger trainer

After announcing she will be part of the remake of the hit telefantaserye “Encantadia,” actress Sunshine Dizon shared she has been preparing for her role on the show by going to the gym, among others. Sunshine said she is doing strengthening exercises to toughen herself up for fight scenes. Her trainer? None other than the […]

15.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Drilon admits failure in basic services overshadowed development under Aquino

Drilon admits failure in basic services overshadowed development under Aquino

MANILA, June 14 (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin Drilon admitted Tuesday that the failure of basic services, particularly in Metro Manila, overshadowed the economic development achieved by the Aquino administration. “The failure of the basic services in Metro Manila has caused all of this negative perception,” Drilon said in a television interview. He noted that […]

14.06.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Is Angel Locsin still playing ‘Darna?’

Is Angel Locsin still playing ‘Darna?’

Angel Locsin still won’t say whether she will reprise the role of “Darna” in the remake project slated to be produced by Star Cinema. “As long as naniniwala ka,” was the actress’ response to one follower on Instagram when she was asked if she will still play the iconic Filipino character created by Mars Ravelo. […]

14.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
‘Ghostbusters’ fans set Guinness World Record

‘Ghostbusters’ fans set Guinness World Record

The world record for the largest gathering of people dressed as ghosts has been broken. Hundreds of fans have descended on the Event Plaza at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore in ghost costumes. The event, organized by Sony to promote the film franchise’s upcoming reboot, was adjudicated by Guinness World Records representative Rishi Nath who […]

14.06.2016 · Filled under: Art, Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Siri is the standout star of Apple’s annual developer conference

Siri is the standout star of Apple’s annual developer conference

Speeding up Apple Watch reaction times, and adding more channels and live video feeds to Apple TV will be welcome additions to Apple’s devices, but it is the decision to set Siri, its virtual assistant, free of the iPhone and let it land on the desktop and work with other developers’ apps that is the […]

Japanese ‘naked restaurant’ to ban overweight diners

Japanese ‘naked restaurant’ to ban overweight diners

Japan’s first “naked restaurant” opens in Tokyo next month with draconian rules of entry — podgy prospective diners will be weighed and ejected if found to be too fat. Following the lead of establishments in London and Melbourne, “The Amrita” — Sanskrit for ‘immortality’ — also has strict age restrictions, with only patrons between 18 […]

14.06.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Tesla adds new lower cost Model S options

Tesla adds new lower cost Model S options

On Thursday without prior notice or any fanfare, US electric car company Tesla added a new entry-level model to its premium line of plug-in executive sedans. The Model S60 is available to order now and buyers plumping for the $66,000 car will get a 210-mile-range car capable of accelerating from 0-100km/h in under 6 seconds […]

14.06.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Fil-Ams in DC celebrate PHL Independence Day with dynamic PHL-US diplomatic relations

Fil-Ams in DC celebrate PHL Independence Day with dynamic PHL-US diplomatic relations

WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than 300 guests from the United States Government, foreign diplomatic corps, private sector, and the Filipino-American community gathered at the Pavilion Floor of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center on 09 June 2016 to join the celebration of the 118th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence and the 70th Anniversary of […]

14.06.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Online fundraiser for Orlando attack pulls in over $2-M in 24 hours

Online fundraiser for Orlando attack pulls in over $2-M in 24 hours

MOSCOW, June 14 (PNA/Sputnik) – A GoFundMe fundraiser to support the victims and families of Sunday’s massacre at a gay nightclub raised over a two million dollars in a single day. The fundraiser, launched by Equality Florida, topped the one million mark in the first 11 hours it was active. Within a day, it had […]

14.06.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Muntinlupa’s Ruffy Biazon posts bail for pork scam charges

Muntinlupa’s Ruffy Biazon posts bail for pork scam charges

MANILA, June 14 (Mabuhay) — Former Bureau of Customs (BOC) commissioner and incoming Muntinlupa Rep. Rozzano Rufino “Ruffy” Biazon on Tuesday posted bail for criminal charges in connection with his alleged involvement in the pork barrel scam. Biazon, together with his lawyers, arrived at the Sandiganbayan building at around 8 a.m. and immediately proceeded to […]

14.06.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Laurel DeWitt creates makeup looks for Perfect365

Laurel DeWitt creates makeup looks for Perfect365

Fashion designer Laurel DeWitt has teamed up with makeup and beauty app Perfect365 on two new makeup looks. Titled ‘MetalChic’ and ‘Queen’, the looks will allow users to virtually try on makeup and crowns seen during DeWitt’s New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2016 collection, including a crown worn by Beyoncé in her recent music video […]

13.06.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style ·
Helena Bonham Carter backing ‘Saint Mazie’ adaptation

Helena Bonham Carter backing ‘Saint Mazie’ adaptation

Box office assistant Mazie Gordon-Phillips is to get her own miniseries as Helena Bonham Carter produces and stars in a film adapting “Saint Mazie,” based on the real-life heroine to New York’s homeless. “Mazie is a restless, independent woman who embodies the essence of 1930s New York,” fellow producer Faye Ward told Deadline. “Our story […]

13.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Kaye on getting married: ‘Kay tagal ko itong hinintay’

Kaye on getting married: ‘Kay tagal ko itong hinintay’

MANILA (Mabuhay) — “Buti nga hindi nagsawa si Lord sa akin,” actress Kaye Abad said as she admitted that she had been fervently praying for her relationship with actor Paul Jake Castillo to end in marriage. “Sabi ko ayaw ko na nang papalit-palit,” Abad, 34, said. “Lagi kong sinasabi na gusto ko nang mag-asawa kasi […]

13.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
President-elect Duterte spent close to P400-M in the May 9 polls

President-elect Duterte spent close to P400-M in the May 9 polls

By Ferdinand G. Patinio MANILA (PNA) – President-elect Rodrigo Duterte spent close to P400 million in the May 9, 2016 elections. Based on his Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE) submitted to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday, the incoming Chief Executive’s total expenditures amounted to P371,461,480.23. Duterte received a total of P375,009,474.90 in […]

13.06.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Colorful PHL, other cultures shown in Asean Fest in Los Angeles

Colorful PHL, other cultures shown in Asean Fest in Los Angeles

Los Angeles  – The Philippine Consulate General, led by Consul General Leo M. Herrera-Lim in cooperation with the Philippine Department of Tourism in Los Angeles and Tourism Director, Mr. Richmond Jimenez, participated in the  LA-ASEAN Fest 2016 held at the South Coast Mall in Costa Mesa, California on 04 June 2016.   It was a unique […]

13.06.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
DFA’s FSI, Johns Hopkins build partnership to advance PHL’s diplomatic knowledge

DFA’s FSI, Johns Hopkins build partnership to advance PHL’s diplomatic knowledge

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The first Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Department of Foreign Affairs – Foreign Service Institute (FSI) and the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) was signed at a special SAIS Philippines Roundtable held at the Johns Hopkins University on 06 June 2016. The MOU recognizes the strategic importance […]

13.06.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Local News ·
Clinton creates history, first woman presidential nominee

Clinton creates history, first woman presidential nominee

WASHINGTON   (PNA/PTI) – Hillary Clinton today claimed the Democratic presidential nomination after decisive victories in the New Jersey and New Mexico primaries, creating history by becoming the first woman to lead a major American political party in the race to the White House. “Thanks to you, we’ve reached a milestone, the first time in our nation’s history […]

13.06.2016 · Filled under: News ·
Thousands flock to posh Paris flash mob picnic

Thousands flock to posh Paris flash mob picnic

It’s the world’s classiest flash mob, when a highly selective group of guerrilla gourmets armed with picnic baskets and linen napkins take over a famous landmark. The latest “Diner en Blanc” (Dinner in White) took place in Paris Wednesday when some 7,000 people dressed in white from head to toe descended on the swanky Place […]

09.06.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Kris Aquino is top donor to Leni Robredo campaign

Kris Aquino is top donor to Leni Robredo campaign

MANILA, June 9 (Mabuhay) – Kris Aquino did not only lend her star power to the campaign of Leni Robredo, but also contributed millions of pesos to the successful vice presidential bid. Robredo’s list of contributors, submitted as part of her statement of contributions and expenditures, showed the actress and television host contributing P30.8 million. […]

09.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Emilio Pucci channels effortless chic for Resort 2017 collection

Emilio Pucci channels effortless chic for Resort 2017 collection

The Italian fashion house is the latest luxury label to present its Resort 2017 collection, which gives the signature style of Emilio Pucci a contemporary and eccentric flavor. The result is a collection splashed with bright, colorful patterns — echoing the brand’s historic style — and with light, flowing silhouettes that capture the season’s effortlessly […]

09.06.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
PHL could lose leverage if Duterte junks EDCA —nat’l security expert

PHL could lose leverage if Duterte junks EDCA —nat’l security expert

MANILA (Mabuhay) –The Philippine could lose a vital leverage in the South China Sea disputes if the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement with the United States is junked by the administration of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte. Prof. Renato de Castro of the Albert del Rosario Institute, an independent international and strategic research organization, said in a forum […]

09.06.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Senators unanimous on need for Charter change, Drilon declares

Senators unanimous on need for Charter change, Drilon declares

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – All senators in the 17th Congress are in favor constitutional amendments, outgoing Senate President Franklin Drilon said on Wednesday. “That we have to review and amend the Constituion is a matter that I think has unanimity in the Senate,” Drilon said at a news forum in Manila. “I think we can see […]

09.06.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Fil-Ams celebrate Independence Day, have message for Duterte

Fil-Ams celebrate Independence Day, have message for Duterte

By Nimfa U. Rueda LOS ANGELES – Hundreds of Filipino-Americans paraded through Historic Filipinotown in Los Angeles on June 4 to celebrate the 118th Philippine Independence Day. Cheering crowds watched a marching band, local beauty queens on floats, community leaders in a convoy of cars, Harley-Davidson motorcycle riders in formation and dozens of participants who marched while […]

08.06.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Chamber of Mines support Duterte’s call ‘to stop irresponsible mining’ in PHL

Chamber of Mines support Duterte’s call ‘to stop irresponsible mining’ in PHL

By Lilybeth G. Ison MANILA  (PNA) – The Chamber of Mines in the Philippines (COMP) expressed full support on Monday to President-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s call to stop illegal and irresponsible mining in the country which poses threat to the community and the environment. “This has always been COMP’s position as we continue to find ways […]

08.06.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
‘Supergirl’ series to recruit new Superman

‘Supergirl’ series to recruit new Superman

TV series “Supergirl” is moving into a second series and Superman will appear in the first two episodes, the show’s executive producer has said. A new actor will play Superman, who is portrayed by Henry Cavill in DC’s ongoing film franchise, with show exec Andrew Kriesberg saying that he and his team “cannot wait to […]

08.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Sports psychologist Sophie Huguet: “the emotions involved in football aren’t the same for goalkeepers and strikers”

Sports psychologist Sophie Huguet: “the emotions involved in football aren’t the same for goalkeepers and strikers”

As well as physical ability, mindset can make all the difference for sportspeople out in the field. Managing pressure, exceeding limits and staying focused on targets are all skills that are very much in the mind. A growing number of professional sports clubs, such as Spanish soccer club FC Barcelona, now have sports psychologists on […]

08.06.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Lifestyle, Sports & Recreation ·
Isabelle finds it hard to play ‘bad’

Isabelle finds it hard to play ‘bad’

ISABELLE De Leon won several best child actress awards for her role as the paraplegic sister of Jiro Manio in the internationally-acclaimed movie, “Magnifico”, in 2003. She stayed with GMA7 for many years as a child star as one of Vic Sotto’s daughters in “Daddy Di Do Du.” As a teen star, she did a […]

08.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
Euro 2016 host cities: things to see and do in Bordeaux

Euro 2016 host cities: things to see and do in Bordeaux

After being picked to host the 2016 UEFA European Championship, which runs June 10 to July 10, France will be welcoming soccer fans to matches in 10 of its cities. In Bordeaux, players and supporters will be heading to games at the Matmut Atlantique stadium. Here’s a look at a few things awaiting fans of […]

06.06.2016 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Food & Dining, Sports & Recreation ·
Kate Upton lands contract with Next Models

Kate Upton lands contract with Next Models

Kate Upton’s modeling career is going from strength to strength, with the US beauty signing up to Next Models agency. The 23-year-old model-slash-actress will continue to be represented by WME and LBI Entertainment for her onscreen projects, WWDreports. Upton carved out a name for herself as a swimsuit model when she was featured by Sports Illustrated […]

‘For His Glory’: An evening of classical and contemporary music for a cause

‘For His Glory’: An evening of classical and contemporary music for a cause

by: Rey Andres The field is ripe for harvest but unfortunately there are not too many people to do the harvesting because the act of doing so requires a lot of sacrifice, commitment and dedication. It has always been that since centuries ago when Jesus walked the face of the earth when he told His […]

‘Unreal’ TV series renewed for Season 3

‘Unreal’ TV series renewed for Season 3

The show about the surreal world about reality TV “Unreal” has been renewed for a third season. Cable network Lifetime made the announcement ahead of its Season 2 premiere June 6. The series stars Shiri Appleby as the TV producer of a reality dating show “Everlasting” who is tasked with manipulating the contestants to create […]

06.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Dietary fiber could help to stave off disease and disability in old age

Dietary fiber could help to stave off disease and disability in old age

New Australian research has found that a diet rich in fibre could not only improve our everyday health now, but could also improve our future health by helping us avoid disease and disability in old age. Scientists from The Westmead Institute for Medical Research looked at data from a cohort group of more than 1,600 […]

06.06.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Aloe Vera: the star beauty ingredient of 2016

Aloe Vera: the star beauty ingredient of 2016

Aloe Vera is becoming increasingly popular in the beauty industry, with overall global consumption on the rise, according to new statistics. A report by Future Market Insights (FMI) has revealed that the plant is becoming an essential ingredient in food, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, with global volume in 2016 set to surpass 60,720.4 tonnes, representing revenues […]

06.06.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness ·
TV anchor, one more leftist, 2 ex-army, Duterte’s aide join Cabinet

TV anchor, one more leftist, 2 ex-army, Duterte’s aide join Cabinet

By Lilian C. Mellejor DAVAO CITY (PNA) – A television news anchor, a leader of the progressive left and two ex-military generals are the familiar faces joining the would-be Cabinet of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte. Duterte introduced on Thursday night’s press conference ABC 5 television anchor Martin Andanar as the Secretary of the Presidential Communications Operations […]

06.06.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PAL optimistic on attaining 5-star status in airline industry

PAL optimistic on attaining 5-star status in airline industry

DAVAO CITY  (PNA) – The country’s flag carrier, the Philippine Airlines is confident it will achieve the 5-star status as an airline company as it undertakes significant and extensive measures to become more competitive in the industry. Speaking before the members of the Rotary Club East of Davao City at the Marco Polo Hotel on […]

06.06.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Jericho soap airs in Peru

Jericho soap airs in Peru

Jericho Rosales is going places – particularly South America. Currently making waves in Peru is his starrer retitled “Puentes De Amor,” which originally aired in the Philippines as “Bridges Of Love.” The soap, also starring Paulo Avelino and Maja Salvador, has been acquired for syndication in South America early this year by 7A Media, a […]

06.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
Water sports tourism activities roll in Ilocos Norte dam

Water sports tourism activities roll in Ilocos Norte dam

LAOAG CITY  (PNA) – Water sports activities are keeping its peak in Ilocos Norte as the summer season nearly comes to an end. At the Bislak river in Vintar, the largest municipality in the province, various water activities are being offered to visitors to quench their thirst for a unique summer getaway. Located about eight […]

06.06.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
No ‘experimentation’ on airport security procedures, OTS clarifies

No ‘experimentation’ on airport security procedures, OTS clarifies

MANILA  (PNA) – Airport authorities on Wednesday clarified that there is no experimentation being done on airport security procedures at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). The Office for Transport Security (OTS) made the statement following media reports that there is a new rule is being tested by airport screeners in efforts to intercept bullet-planting […]

04.06.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·

CEO gets nearly eight years for mortgage scam

LOS ANGELES – The chief executive officer and owner of a Westwood-based mortgage brokerage company that falsely promised to help distressed homeowners avoid foreclosure – but instead stole the equity in the homes and served as the homeowners’ impostor landlord – was sentenced this afternoon to 94 months in federal prison. David Singui, 52, of Inglewood, […]

04.06.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

Majority in US feel disconnected with major parties: poll

WASHINGTON  (PNA/Xinhua) – A majority of US voters felt disconnected with major political parties and were pessimistic about the presidential election, said a new poll on Monday. Just 8 percent of all Americans considered the Republican Party to be very or extremely responsive to what ordinary voters think, with 62 percent saying the GOP is […]

04.06.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

Senate passes bill to help widows, children keep their home

 Sacramento – Senate Bill 1150, a bill to protect widows, widowers and other heirs from unnecessary foreclosures, passed a key hurdle today when it was voted out of the Senate on a vote that was not without drama. Amidst intense industry lobbying pressure and after appearing to go down to defeat for failing to secure […]

04.06.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

US consumer spending in April rises at fastest pace in almost 7 years

WASHINGTON  (PNA/Xinhua) – US consumer spending in April rose at the fastest pace in almost seven years, indicating that US economy will bounce back in the second quarter after a slow start to the year, the US Commerce Department reported Tuesday. Personal spending surged 1 percent in April from the previous month, the largest monthly […]

03.06.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

US loses status of world’s most competitive economy to Hong Kong

MOSCOW  (PNA/Sputnik) – The United States has lost its world’s most competitive economy status to China Hong Kong and Switzerland, a report by the IMD World Competitiveness Center research group revealed. According to the report, Singapore, Sweden, Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway and Canada followed China Hong Kong, Switzerland and the United States in the […]

03.06.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders urged to vote  in California’s June 7 Primary

Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders urged to vote in California’s June 7 Primary

Asian Americans Advancing Justice releases “Get-Out-The-Vote” video with APIAVote LOS ANGELES – As Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) drew to a close last Tuesday, a new video was released by Asian Americans Advancing Justice and APIAVote urges Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs) to go vote in this important election year. The video features George Takei, […]

03.06.2016 · Filled under: Asian News, Services ·

Duterte NEDA chief sees 6.6 pct economic growth this year

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The economy could grow up to 6.6 percent this year, below the outgoing government’s target, President-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s incoming socioeconomic planning secretary said Thursday. Duterte, who will take over from President Benigno Aquino on June 30, may not have enough leeway in the remainder of the year to steer growth higher, University […]

03.06.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Marvin Agustin turns alma mater into entrepreneur school

Marvin Agustin turns alma mater into entrepreneur school

Marvin Agustin has added another feather to his cap after he opened a school to teach the youth about entrepreneurship. Agustin established a school that will cater to incoming Grade 11 students who wish to study culinary entrepreneurship, business and entrepreneurship in the future. In a lengthy Facebook post, Agustin recalled his days as a […]

03.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Pippa Middleton’s bridesmaid dress goes on sale…almost

Pippa Middleton’s bridesmaid dress goes on sale…almost

Pippa’s white bridesmaid dress by Alexander McQueen made waves the moment she exited the limo outside Westminster Abbey in 2011. Now, McQueen’s reinterpretation of that same dress is on sale for $1,539. The British designer’s iconic creation for Pippa Middleton on the day of her sister’s wedding to Prince William is a one-of-a-kind. However, McQueen has […]

02.06.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Watch Gwen Stefani’s latest video for ‘Misery’

Watch Gwen Stefani’s latest video for ‘Misery’

Gwen Stefani has dropped a new video from her latest album which explores the pain of her divorce and her new relationship with current partner Blake Shelton. The latest video “Misery” from her March album “This is What the Truth Feels Like” features a stylized Stefani in a selection of couture dresses, an assortment of […]

02.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Washington in sights of Michelin dining guide

Washington in sights of Michelin dining guide

Hungry for a new fine dining frontier, Michelin’s fabled guide is rolling into the US capital city for the first time, officials said Tuesday. Anonymous Michelin inspectors are already out dining their way across Washington, the fourth US city to get its own guide. The guide goes on sale in October, covering just the federal […]

02.06.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
‘Cake Boss’ renewed for at least 2 more seasons

‘Cake Boss’ renewed for at least 2 more seasons

TLC has renewed the popular docuseries “Cake Boss” for an eighth and ninth season, with a total of 30 more episodes,Multichannel reports. “Cake Boss” follows pastry chef Buddy Valastro and his team including his four sisters, two brothers-in-law and cousins, as they run the family bakery. The show has a large, engaged fan base around the […]

02.06.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Oscar winner Brie Larson in talks to play Captain Marvel

Oscar winner Brie Larson in talks to play Captain Marvel

Brie Larson is being eyed to bring one of Marvel’s most popular female superheroes to life on the big screen.   According to Variety, Larson, who just won the best actress Oscar for her role in “Room,” is the frontrunner for the role. The film script is being penned by “Inside Out” scribe Meg LeFauve and […]

02.06.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Boracay resort finalist at World Spa Awards

Boracay resort finalist at World Spa Awards

BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan  (PNA) – A spa and wellness resort in this tourist island was chosen as one of the nominees for the 2nd World Spa Awards. Mandala Spa and Resort Villas has been nominated in two categories, particularly, Asia’s Best Wellness Retreat and Philippines’ Best Wellness Retreat. Situated in a private area in this […]

02.06.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Contests, Destinations, Health & Fitness, Services ·
Cebuana Lhuiller launches National Pilipino Protektado Day, to give free microinsurance to 1M Filipinos

Cebuana Lhuiller launches National Pilipino Protektado Day, to give free microinsurance to 1M Filipinos

MANILA  (PNA) –- Cebuana Lhuillier, the country’s largest microfinancial institution, launched Wednesday the National Pilipino Protektado Day, an initiative that promises to provide more security to different communities in the Philippines. During the unveiling of the project on today at the Fairmont Hotel Makati, the company, in partnership with Pioneer Insurance, announced that it will […]

02.06.2016 · Filled under: Offers, Promotions, Services ·
Annabelle believes Duterte can slash crime in 6 months

Annabelle believes Duterte can slash crime in 6 months

“Para sa akin, kaya niya,” feisty talent manager Annabelle Rama said when asked about whether she believes presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte can suppress criminality in the country in just six months. “Kaya niya ‘yung sinasabi niya na three to six months na wala nang krimen, kayang-kaya niya iyan,” insisted the 63-year-old Rama, a supporter of […]

02.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Angara: New post could be created for Robredo

Angara: New post could be created for Robredo

MANILA,   (Mabuhay) – Senator Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara expressed hope on Wednesday that Vice President-elect Ma. Leonor “Leni” Robredo would be given a role in the new administration or a new position may be created to accommodate her. Angara issued the statement a day after incoming President Rodrigo Duterte named the members of his Cabinet. […]

02.06.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Depp, facing abuse allegations, gets backing from family, friends

Depp, facing abuse allegations, gets backing from family, friends

Johnny Depp, facing abuse allegations from his estranged wife Amber Heard, has received prominent backing from his daughter and former partner Vanessa Paradis, with others also rushing to his defense. Heard, who filed for divorce in Los Angeles last week and appeared in court with a black eye, has accused the Oscar-nominated Hollywood star of […]

31.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
WHO releases new updated guideline on sexual transmission of Zika virus

WHO releases new updated guideline on sexual transmission of Zika virus

The World Health Organization has released an interim guidance update underscoring the mounting evidence that sexual transmission of the Zika virus is not only possible, but more common than previously assumed. The WHO notes that, as of May 19, 12 studies or reports have been published on the sexual transmission of the Zika virus. Though […]

31.05.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, World News ·
Top foods for healthy eyes

Top foods for healthy eyes

American researchers have highlighted the role of diet in maintaining eye health with a list of specific foods, which, when eaten regularly, could reduce eye-related diseases such as age-related macular degeneration by 25%. Foods with the most beneficial effects for eyes include green leafy vegetables and oily fish. Green leafy vegetables Green leafy vegetables, such as spinach, […]

31.05.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Bigger, better now tour 2016 announces new dates, fun-filled program for next-gen Fil-Ams

Bigger, better now tour 2016 announces new dates, fun-filled program for next-gen Fil-Ams

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Next generation Filipino-Americans aged 18 to 44 looking for excitement and adventure in the Philippines may now sign up for the “Now Philippines Tour” or simply, NOW Tour 2016, to be held on new dates 26 August – 3 September 2016 in Manila, Cebu, and Dumaguete. The NOW Tour 2016 is organized by The […]

31.05.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Offers, Promotions, Services ·
Return of ROTC urged

Return of ROTC urged

Bill author says Reserved Officers Training Corps needed amid West PHL sea row By Sammy F. Martin MANILA, May 31 (PNA) – Senator-elect Win Gatchalian sought on Tuesday for incoming President Rodrigo Duterte’s endorsement of his House bill that would bring back the Reserved Officers Training Corps (ROTC) in tertiary-level schools amid the continuing territorial […]

31.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
John Lloyd wants to venture into directing

John Lloyd wants to venture into directing

John Lloyd Cruz hopes to direct a movie in the future. Cruz said he realized that he wants to give directing a try when he attended the Berlin International Film Festival last February. Cruz was among the stars of Lav Diaz’s “Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis” which won the Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize at the […]

31.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
Kris Aquino congratulates Leni, calls VP fight ‘personal’

Kris Aquino congratulates Leni, calls VP fight ‘personal’

Television host and actress Kris Aquino on Friday congratulated Liberal Party bet Leni Robredo for winning the tight vice presidential race, finishing ahead of closest rival Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., according to official tallies. In the vice presidential count, Robredo got 14,418,817 votes against Marcos’s 14,155,344 votes. She was declared the winner coincidentally on […]

31.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Bilateral talks with China over sea row ‘necessary’ – incoming DFA chief Yasay

Bilateral talks with China over sea row ‘necessary’ – incoming DFA chief Yasay

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Incoming Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay on Monday said bilateral talks with China is “necessary” to resolve the long-running territorial disputes in the South China Sea. “I don’t think that there is another way of resolving this dispute except talking to each other,” Yasay said amid a forthcoming ruling by the The […]

31.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Palace on alleged poll fraud: “Let them present proof”

Palace on alleged poll fraud: “Let them present proof”

MANILA (Mabuhay)– Malacanang on Monday said the whistleblowers should present evidence in the proper forum about their allegations that a top government official instructed them to manipulate elections results in favor of the ruling Liberal Party candidates led by presidential candidate Mar Roxas and vice presidential aspirant Leni Robredo. ”Let those who are alleging fraud […]

31.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Andi Eigenmann wants to try theater

Andi Eigenmann wants to try theater

After starring roles in TV and film, Andi Eigenmann wants to also try theater. Eigenmann admits that she has stage fright, which she hopes to conquer. “Stage will show how good you are and how dedicated you are as an artist,” Eigemann said. “And I’m all about just always getting over my fear and trying […]

30.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
Leni Robredo finds Coconut Palace too expensive for OVP

Leni Robredo finds Coconut Palace too expensive for OVP

MANILA, May 30 (Mabuhay) – Incoming vice president Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo has no plans of holding office at the Coconut Palace because she found it too expensive. Robredo said she had started scouting for cheaper office space. The P500,000 rent for the Coconut Palace is apparently too steep for Robredo. “Actively maghahanap [ako] […]

30.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Duterte to meet with appointees on Tuesday – incoming DOJ chief Aguirre

Duterte to meet with appointees on Tuesday – incoming DOJ chief Aguirre

MANILA, May 30 (Mabuhay) — The appointed Justice secretary of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said that more announcements on appointees will be made in the following days. Lawyer Vitaliano Aguirre II said Duterte has called his presumptive Cabinet secretaries for a meeting on Tuesday afternoon in Davao City. “Siguro maraming i-announce bukas. I believe […]

30.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Vogue releases new 60s-inspired coloring book

Vogue releases new 60s-inspired coloring book

British Vogue has announced that Vogue is to release its second fashion-inspired coloring book, “Vogue Goes Pop.” The news continues the trend for adult coloring books and follows the success of Vogue’s first coloring book released last year, which featured hand-drawn illustrations inspired by the fashion magazines of the Fifties. This time around the book takes on […]

30.05.2016 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Books ·
Why Dawn is worried about ‘Love Me Tomorrow’

Why Dawn is worried about ‘Love Me Tomorrow’

Dawn Zulueta admitted that she was worried about how moviegoers would react to her role in “Love Me Tomorrow” as Piolo Pascual’s love interest considering their age gap. However, she felt relieved when she started receiving positive feedback on social media when the teaser of the upcoming Star Cinema movie was finally released. “Baka mag […]

30.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
Paris tourism hit by attacks, protests

Paris tourism hit by attacks, protests

Already suffering from the impact of last year’s jihadist attacks, tourism in Paris faces a fresh challenge from the recent wave of violent strikes and protests, tourism bosses warned on Monday. Hotel bookings by Japanese visitors were down 56 percent in the first quarter of the year compared to the same period in 2015, while […]

30.05.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, World News ·
Jaguar Land Rover posts record sales

Jaguar Land Rover posts record sales

If there is anyone left in any doubt that demand for crossovers, SUVs and luxury cars is at an all-time high, Jaguar Land Rover has the final piece of proof. According to its full-year results for fiscal 2015/16 published Monday, the company has sold over 500,000 new cars for the first time in its history. […]

30.05.2016 · Filled under: Motoring, Science & Technology ·
ASEAN defense ministers discuss terrorism, S. China Sea

ASEAN defense ministers discuss terrorism, S. China Sea

By Preeyapa T. Khunsong VIENTIANE  (PNA/Kyodo) – Defense ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) ended two days of talks in Laos on Wednesday, having discussed pressing security challenges like terrorism and the tense situation in the South China Sea, where China has been aggressively pursuing its territorial claims. The defense ministers of […]

30.05.2016 · Filled under: Asian News ·
Chinese envoy lauds Duterte’s willingness to improve future bilateral ties

Chinese envoy lauds Duterte’s willingness to improve future bilateral ties

By Filane Mikee Z. Cervantes MANILA  (PNA) – Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua on Wednesday approved of incoming president Rodrigo Duterte’s intention to improve the strained Sino-Philippine relations through possible bilateral talks over the South China Sea row. “We’re glad that the president-elect has already opened the option for direct bilateral negotiation talks […]

30.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
‘Flavors Of The Philippines’ wows palates at 8th Annual Embassy Chef Challenge in DC

‘Flavors Of The Philippines’ wows palates at 8th Annual Embassy Chef Challenge in DC

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Chef Claude Tayag’s bringhe recipe and Enzo Lim’s special cocktail bagged the People’s Choice Award at the 8th Annual Embassy Chef Challenge organized by Events DC and Cultural Tourism DC on 25 May 2016 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. “The Filipino people won it. We have conquered the world with our cuisine,” […]

30.05.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Local News ·
Louis Vuitton takes on Rio with its 2017 Cruise collection

Louis Vuitton takes on Rio with its 2017 Cruise collection

Nicolas Ghesquière tapped into the pre-Olympics fever that is sweeping Rio de Janeiro this weekend with his athletic take on resort wear for Louis Vuitton’s 2017 collection. The French designer chose the futuristic Niterói Contemporary Art Museum for the show, channeling the building’s billowing curves and oceanside location through a collection that was simultaneously sporty, […]

30.05.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Lifestyle ·
Vin Abrenica is now a Kapamilya

Vin Abrenica is now a Kapamilya

Actor Vin Abrenica is now a certified Kapamilya. On Instagram, Abrenica posted a photo of him with Star Creatives head Malou Santos and his manager Noel Ferrer. Mico del Rosario of Star Creatives also took to Instagram to welcome Abrenica to ABS-CBN. Last October, Abrenica appeared in an episode of “Ipaglaban Mo” which marked his […]

30.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
Centennial man continues to touch lives

Centennial man continues to touch lives

LOS ANGELES – On May 1, 2016, Felipe V. Manalo, former Mayor of Bongabong, Oriental Mindoro, celebrated his 100th birthday with family and friends at the Secret Garden Restaurant on West Olympic. He was born in 1916, a very significant year in the Philippines: the U.S. government promised to give the country greater autonomy, leading to […]

28.05.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Duterte-Robredo tandem to work out well — spokesman

Duterte-Robredo tandem to work out well — spokesman

MANILA, May 28 (Mabuhay)– Incoming President Rodrigo Duterte and and Vice President Leni Robredo will have a good working relationship once they assume power on June 30, Duterte spokesman said Saturday. “Definitely,” lawyer Salvador Panelo, Duterte’s designated presidential spokesman, said when asked about the matter on the sidelines of a weekly media forum in Quezon […]

28.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Cayetano vows to help Duterte fulfill his promises

Cayetano vows to help Duterte fulfill his promises

MANILA, May 28 (Mabuhay) — Senator Alan Peter Cayetano may have lost the vice presidential race, but he promises not to abandon his running mate, incoming president Rodrigo Duterte. Speaking to reporters, Cayetano vowed to assist the Davao City mayor in ensuring that their tandem’s promises to the Filipino people come to fruition. “Ang number […]

28.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·

Palace on Duterte admin’s plan to probe DAP-linked officials: Hindi na ito bago

MANILA, May 28 (Mabuhay) — A Malacañang official on Saturday downplayed the plan of incoming President Rodrigo Duterte’s next Department of Justice (DOJ) secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II’s to investigate officials of the outgoing administration over the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). “Ito naman ay hindi natin maituturing na bagong usapin dahil matagal na rin napapagusapan yan […]

28.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Meet the fan who captured Jovit Baldivino’s heart

Meet the fan who captured Jovit Baldivino’s heart

A fan whose only wish was to score a selfie with her idol is now dating the man of her dreams. On Facebook, superfan Shara Chavez shared her and singer Jovit Baldivino’s love story. She said it all began when she first heard him sing on the first season of “Pilipinas Got Talent.” “Way back […]

28.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Talks eyed with Robredo on role in Duterte admin, Cayetano says

Talks eyed with Robredo on role in Duterte admin, Cayetano says

DAVAO CITY, May 28 (Mabuhay) — The Duterte administration will soon begin talks with incoming vice president Leni Robredo for a possible active role in the new administration, according to Senator Alan Peter Cayetano. Cayetano, who was the running mate of Duterte, is in Davao City to meet with the incoming president to finalize new […]

28.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Givenchy ‘Live Irrésistible’ lands as an Eau de Toilette for summer 2016

Givenchy ‘Live Irrésistible’ lands as an Eau de Toilette for summer 2016

With summer just around the corner, the French luxury brand has unveiled a new version of its “Live Irrésistible” fragrance, launched less than a year ago. For 2016, Givenchy captures the scent’s uplifting joie de vivre in an Eau de Toilette, for an even more refreshing, rich and audacious version of the original fragrance. It’s due to […]

28.05.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Lifestyle ·
Jamie Bell as James Bond? New rumors on the next 007 surface

Jamie Bell as James Bond? New rumors on the next 007 surface

The rumor mill is turning again regarding who will be the next James Bond, with Jamie Bell’s name now added to the list of possible contenders for the role. Daniel Craig’s future as 007 is still uncertain, with the actor reporting that he is not keen to return to the role, although he is still under contract […]

28.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·