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 ·
Adventure video game ‘Mirror’s Edge’ tapped for TV series

Adventure video game ‘Mirror’s Edge’ tapped for TV series

Action-adventure platform video game “Mirror’s Edge” will be adapted and reformatted into a female-centered action series for television, following its acquisition by Endemol Shine Studios. Developed by EA DICE and published by Electronic Arts, “Mirror’s Edge” centers around main character and heroine Faith — a courier in a quasi-futuristic dystopian society and skilled warrior whose sister is framed for murder. While […]

26.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Games, Online, Science & Technology ·
UberEATS launches in Singapore

UberEATS launches in Singapore

UberEATS launches Wednesday in Singapore, the app’s first Asian market, reports TechCrunch. Singaporeans can now download Uber’s standalone food delivery app and order from around 100 of the city’s restaurants. Although deliveries are at the moment limited to Singapore’s Central Area, the city’s main business and commerce center, Uber has promised that it will be expanding its […]

26.05.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
Noémie Schmidt named as the face of upcoming Rochas fragrance

Noémie Schmidt named as the face of upcoming Rochas fragrance

Interparfums, which owns the Rochas brand, has named young Swiss actress Noémie Schmidt, as the face of the fashion, beauty and perfume house’s latest women’s fragrance. Although Interparfums is yet to unveil the name and composition of its upcoming fragrance, it has already revealed the face of its new scent. Noémie Schmidt will front the […]

26.05.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Lifestyle ·
What Duterte plans to give Leni

What Duterte plans to give Leni

MANILA, May 26 (Mabuhay) –  Incoming President Rodrigo Duterte has a gift in mind for Rep. Leni Robredo, who is leading both unofficial and official partial tallies in the vice-presidential elections. Asked by a journalist what he plans to give Robredo, Duterte answered: “Ano bang magandang singsing?” A journalist replied,”Diamond!” “Siya ang nagsabi, hindi ako,” […]

26.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·

Duterte will not allow construction of more factories in Metro Manila

MANILA, May 26 (Mabuhay) – Incoming president Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said he will not allow the construction of more factories in Metro Manila. “Manila is already saturated. I will not allow factories anymore in Manila,” he said in a press conference. “Not only because it is a dead city but because I have to […]

26.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
‘Books Across America’ gets books in hands of young children with help from ‘The Dr. Oz Show,’ UPS, Scholastic, and The National WIC Association

‘Books Across America’ gets books in hands of young children with help from ‘The Dr. Oz Show,’ UPS, Scholastic, and The National WIC Association

Sacramento, Calif.— On Wednesday, May 25, “Books Across America” launches with “The Dr. Oz Show,” UPS, Scholastic, and the National WIC Association (NWA), a nationwide book drive and week-long campaign, May 25 to May 31. The drive aims to get books into the hands of children across the country ages 0 to 5. The campaign […]

26.05.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Local News ·

De Lima: Panelo too controversial, flamboyant to be presidential spokesperson

MANILA, May 25 (Mabuhay) – Senator-elect Leila de Lima on Wednesday called Salvador Panelo too controversial to become the presidential spokesman of incoming president Rodrigo Duterte. “No offense to Attorney Panelo, kilala ko naman yang si Attorney Panelo kung hindi ako nagkakamali fellow Bicolano yan si Attorney Panelo, but he is too controversial and flamboyant […]

25.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Drug discovery brings hope of new breast cancer treatments

Drug discovery brings hope of new breast cancer treatments

Scientists from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, have identified a new drug that could offer an effective future therapy for breast cancer. While a potential treatment is still a long way off, this discovery could give rise to promising clinical trials. The potentially life-changing compound for women suffering from breast cancer is called eCF506. The […]

25.05.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Obama drop-in for pork soup stuns Vietnam street shop owner

Obama drop-in for pork soup stuns Vietnam street shop owner

She has ladled out countless bowls of her pork noodle soup, but the owner of a Hanoi streetside restaurant says she was stunned when Barack Obama strolled in, pulled up a plastic stool and slurped down Vietnam’s famed “bun cha” delicacy. The US president slipped away from his hectic Vietnam visit on Monday night to […]

25.05.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Google to open Detroit-area autonomous car center

Google to open Detroit-area autonomous car center

Google announced plans Wednesday to open a Detroit-area technology center for its self-driving car program. The new center in Novi, Michigan, will house engineers and others testing vehicles provided by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, a statement by Google parent Alphabet said. “For the past few years, members of our team have been working from the Greater […]

25.05.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Emma Watson’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ breaks teaser trailer record

Emma Watson’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ breaks teaser trailer record

Disney’s minute and a half clip for “Beauty and the Beast” has proven itself a masterclass in no-spoiler scene setting, and has been rewarded for its efforts with over 90 million views within its first 24 hours of availability. A reimagining of both a classic fairytale and a previous Disney movie — the third in […]

25.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
L’Oréal Paris gets festival ready with summer 2016 makeup line

L’Oréal Paris gets festival ready with summer 2016 makeup line

The beauty brand has jumped on the trend for summer festival chic with a new makeup line inspired by festival looks, from Coachella and Glastonbury to Sonar and Splendour in the Grass. The collection is due to land in stores in time for summer 2016. Summer festivals bring to mind laidback boho looks, as festivalgoers channel […]

25.05.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Comelec defers action on Marcos request for system audit

Comelec defers action on Marcos request for system audit

MANILA, May 25 (Mabuhay) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) en banc decided to defer action on the request of Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. that his team’s IT “experts and programmers” be allowed to audit the servers used in the May 9 elections. Poll chief Andres Bautista told reporters on Wednesday that the decision […]

25.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Aguirre defends Duterte’s Cabinet picks

Aguirre defends Duterte’s Cabinet picks

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The incoming justice secretary has defended presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte’s choices for his Cabinet officials, telling critics it may be too early to judge his picks. Vitaliano Aguirre, the anointed justice chief, has hit back at critics who said that the composition of Duterte cabinet was unlike Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s, […]

25.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
How busy couple Billy, Coleen find time for each other

How busy couple Billy, Coleen find time for each other

Billy Crawford is very proud of his girlfriend, actress Coleen Garcia, who is one of the lead stars in the upcoming Star Cinema movie “Love Me Tomorrow.” “[She’s a] wonderful actress. She’s going to choose I think roles that will be a bit challenging, not really stagnant into the whole sexy young female artist. I […]

25.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Call for applications for the 5th Filipino-American Youth Leadership Program

Call for applications for the 5th Filipino-American Youth Leadership Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The search is on for the ten (10) outstanding next-generation Filipino-Americans who will participate in the 5th annual Filipino-American Youth Leadership Program (FYLPRO), which will be conducted in the Philippines from 24 November to 02 December 2016. Launched in 2012 as a youth-oriented project of Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. […]

25.05.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Group finds ‘high concentrations’ of cancer-causing chemical in school supplies

Group finds ‘high concentrations’ of cancer-causing chemical in school supplies

MANILA, May 24 (Mabuhay) – An environment watchdog on Tuesday unveiled a list of school supplies that tested positive for toxic phthalates, a cancer-causing chemical. The EcoWaste Coalition collected samples from retail outlets in Divisoria, Quiapo and Cubao, which the group submitted to testing firm SGS Philippines. The retrieved samples were made from polyvinyl chloride […]

24.05.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Philippine News ·
Angelina Jolie named visiting professor of London university

Angelina Jolie named visiting professor of London university

Hollywood star and UN refugee agency envoy Angelina Jolie is to become a visiting professor at Britain’s prestigious London School of Economics, the university announced Monday. Jolie was named as one of four new “visiting professors in practice” who will contribute to a new master’s programme on “women, peace and security”. “I am very encouraged […]

24.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Netflix and Disney: here’s what’s included in the deal

Netflix and Disney: here’s what’s included in the deal

From September 2016 onwards, Netflix will become the first-stop US pay TV home of Disney studio output — including Marvel, Lucasfilm, and Pixar. Should the deal last four years or more, here’s what US users can expect to see arrive on the streaming service. The reminder was slipped into a May 23 blogpost about Netflix’s summer plans, […]

24.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Lane Crawford links with Luxe City Guides for tailored luxury travel project

Lane Crawford links with Luxe City Guides for tailored luxury travel project

Hong Kong fashion brand Lane Crawford has joined forces with Luxe City Guides in a bid to boost its travel retail appeal. The collaboration will see the duo create itineraries for five luxury trips – each built around a theme tying into the destination: “Fashion in New York,” “Culture in Paris,” “Wellness in Los Angeles,” […]

24.05.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations ·
Bright light can affect metabolism and insulin resistance

Bright light can affect metabolism and insulin resistance

New research has found further evidence to support the beneficial effects of sunlight on health, finding that exposure to bright light could affect your metabolism and aid weight loss. The recent study out of Northwestern University in the US, builds on the university’s previous research into the effect of light on metabolism and weight loss. In their […]

24.05.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Health & Fitness ·
Enchong Dee confirms split with model GF

Enchong Dee confirms split with model GF

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Actor-dancer Enchong Dee confirmed that his two-year relationship with model Samantha Lewis has come to an end. “We’re just friends now,” said Dee. “Bibihira ako makahanap ng ganoon klaseng babae pero I think there’s just a certain point that you just have to say stop.” He did not go into details. Dee […]

24.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Canada approves genetically modified salmon for food

Canada approves genetically modified salmon for food

Canada’s health ministry on Thursday approved a type of genetically modified salmon as safe to eat, making it the first transgenic animal destined for Canadian dinner tables. This comes six months after US authorities gave the green light to sell the fish in American grocery stores. The decisions by Health Canada and the US Food […]

23.05.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Michael Cinco to present A/W ’16 Couture Collection at Paris Haute Couture Week

Michael Cinco to present A/W ’16 Couture Collection at Paris Haute Couture Week

Renowned Philippine and Dubai-based couturier, Michael Cinco, has announced that he will present at Paris Haute Couture Week later this year. Cinco will present his Autumn / Winter 2016 Couture Collection in partnership with the Asian Couture Federation and as part of a special collaboration with COUTURíSSIMO, the latest initiative from the Asian Couture Federation […]

23.05.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Uber goes public with self-driving test

Uber goes public with self-driving test

Ride-hailing service Uber has detailed something of its approach to testing self-driving cars in Pittsburgh, northeast USA, where a hybrid Ford Fusion has been outfitted with an array of sensors. The self-driving car carries “radars, laser scanners and high resolution scanners” that help fulfill the vehicle’s dual purpose of collecting mapping data and testing self-drive […]

23.05.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ straight into the number one spot at the global box office after opening weekend

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ straight into the number one spot at the global box office after opening weekend

“X-Men: Apocalypse” has gone straight to the number one spot at the global box office after opening in several territories ComScore reports. The latest instalment in the X-Men franchise, which opens this week in North America, sees director Bryan Singer again at the helm with James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender and Nicholas Hoult all reprising their […]

23.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Madonna’s Prince tribute criticized at Billboard Music Awards

Madonna’s Prince tribute criticized at Billboard Music Awards

Madonna came under fire late Sunday for her tribute to Prince during the Billboard Music Awards ceremony, which critics saw as too distant from the late artist himself. Wearing a shimmering lilac-colored suit, Madonna took to the Las Vegas stage at the end of the evening and sang “Nothing Compares 2 U” followed by “Purple […]

23.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Cannes Film Festival winners 2016

Cannes Film Festival winners 2016

Here are the winners from the 2016 Cannes film festival, as chosen by a jury led by Australian director and “Mad Max” creator George Miller: Palme d’Or: “I, Daniel Blake” British Director Ken Loach won over the jury with his moving tale of a carpenter (Dave Johns) who suffers repeated humiliations as he seeks welfare […]

23.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, International Stars ·
Japan predicted to become biggest tipplers of bubbly in Asia-Pacific by 2019

Japan predicted to become biggest tipplers of bubbly in Asia-Pacific by 2019

Japanese consumers seem to be developing quite a taste for bubbly, with a recent study predicting that Japan will become the largest market for sparkling wines in Asia-Pacific over the next five years. According to a Vinexpo study, the consumption of sparkling wine in Japan is forecast to grow 23 percent between 2015 and 2019, […]

19.05.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
APO-GLA joins this year’s edition of fashion for a cause

APO-GLA joins this year’s edition of fashion for a cause

Alpha Phi Omega Greater Los Angeles Alumni Association (APO-GLA) has joined the Miss Philippines-USA Organization and Assumption College Alumni Association in holding this year’s edition of “FASHION for a CAUSE”, now on its 6th year. APO-GLA is celebrating its 35th founding anniversary of fostering Leadership, Friendship and Service to the community at large. For this […]

19.05.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Nearly 100,000 signatures collected for affordable housing ballot measure

Nearly 100,000 signatures collected for affordable housing ballot measure

Coalition of Labor and Affordable Housing Advocates surpass 62,000 needed to qualify Los Angeles, CA – Today, a coalition of labor and affordable housing advocates delivered petitions signed by nearly 100,000 City of Los Angeles residents who support the Build Better LA initiative going on the November 2016 ballot. A chain of workers in uniform delivered one […]

19.05.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Chef Claude Tayag to showcase ‘Flavors of The Philippines’ in annual Embassy Chef Challenge

Chef Claude Tayag to showcase ‘Flavors of The Philippines’ in annual Embassy Chef Challenge

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The “Flavors of the Philippines” is getting ready to take the largest diplomatic community in the world by storm at the 8th annual Embassy Chef Challenge that will be held on 25 May 2016 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. As Washington’s leading international culinary event, the Embassy […]

19.05.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Local News ·
WHO: Europe faces low to moderate Zika risk this summer

WHO: Europe faces low to moderate Zika risk this summer

The Zika virus could spread to Europe during late spring and summer, but the risk level is low to moderate according to a new risk assessment published by the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe. The risk varies across the WHO European Region but is higher in countries where Aedes mosquitoes are present. […]

18.05.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, World News ·
Nike enhances tennis performance on clay courts with the NikeCourt Paris Collection 2016

Nike enhances tennis performance on clay courts with the NikeCourt Paris Collection 2016

The world’s most elite tennis players return to the court this May for the French Open (Roland Garros) 2016, and just in time for the event Nike have launched the NikeCourt Paris Collection 2016. Featuring tennis gear for both men and women in a range of blue hues, France’s signature color, the NikeCourt Paris Collection […]

18.05.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Josh Duhamel returning for ‘Transformers: The Last Night’

Josh Duhamel returning for ‘Transformers: The Last Night’

Having appeared in the first three of Michael Bay’s “Transformers” films, “All My Children” graduate Josh Duhamel is back — along with Mark Wahlberg — for fifth film “Transformers: The Last Night.” Duhamel appeared as army officer William Lennox in “Tansformers” (2007), “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” (2009) and “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” (2011) […]

18.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
CNN to examine the 90s in new documentary series

CNN to examine the 90s in new documentary series

CNN has revealed it is adding “The Nineties” to its decades-apart documentary series. Following its recent series “The Sixties,” “The Seventies” and “The Eighties,” the channel will explore the major events of the last decade of the 20th century through an eight-part series, Variety reports. Issues such as the impeachment of President Bill Clinton and the development […]

18.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
Wanda Sykes joins the cast of ‘Mother/Daughter’

Wanda Sykes joins the cast of ‘Mother/Daughter’

Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn are getting a new co-star for their upcoming movie “Mother/Daughter,” in the form of Wanda Sykes. The actress will play the part of a hotel worker who offers advice to the mother-daughter duo played by Hawn and Schumer,Deadline reports. Scripted by “Ghostbusters” writer Katie Dippold and directed by Jonathan Levine, the […]

18.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Apple invests $1 billion in China taxi app Didi

Apple invests $1 billion in China taxi app Didi

Apple has invested $1 billion in Chinese ride hailing app Didi Chuxing, the Beijing company said Friday as it vies with bitter US-based rival Uber for market share in China. The injection was the “single largest investment the company has ever received,” said Didi, which dominates the car-hailing sector in China and says it has […]

18.05.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Science & Technology ·
Brad Pitt to start Le Mans 24 Hour Race

Brad Pitt to start Le Mans 24 Hour Race

American actor Brad Pitt will wave the starting flag for this year’s Le Mans 24 hour car race on June 18, organisers of the French endurance race confirmed on Friday. “Proud and very happy that the start of #LeMans24 2016 will be given by #BradPitt, eager for him to share the legend of this race,” […]

18.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Motoring ·
After win, Richard Gomez to take a break from showbiz

After win, Richard Gomez to take a break from showbiz

Actor Richard Gomez will be taking a break from show business now that he is the mayor-elect of Ormoc City. Last Tuesday, the 50-year-old Gomez was proclaimed the mayor of OrmocCity in Leyte after he defeated Liberal Party candidate Ondo Codilla. “Pahinga lang muna ako sandali sa showbiz. Tutal I’m sure every once in a […]

18.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Sharon confirms losing 36 lbs

Sharon confirms losing 36 lbs

Sharon Cuneta proudly announced that she has lost weight as she prepares for her upcoming showbiz projects, which include a major movie comeback. Earlier this week, the veteran singer-actress confirmed that she will be a judge on the latest season of “The Voice Kids” replacing Sarah Geronimo. “So far 36 lbs. nabilang ko since December,” […]

18.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Why Duterte offered Cabinet posts to Reds

Why Duterte offered Cabinet posts to Reds

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A trust building measure. This is how a political analyst describes presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte’s offer to appoint communist leaders to his Cabinet. Ramon Casiple, Institute for Political and Electoral Reform executive director, said Duterte’s offer could jumpstart stalled peace talks with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army, which has […]

18.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PHL Consulate takes part in 12th Santacruzan at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels

PHL Consulate takes part in 12th Santacruzan at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels

Los Angeles  – The officers and staff of the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles joined the 11th Archdiocesan Filipino Marian Celebration of “Santacruzan” held on 14 May 2016 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles. The Most Reverend Archbishop Bernardito C. Auza Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer of […]

18.05.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
SCE launches Charge Ready Electric Vehicle Charging Pilot Program

SCE launches Charge Ready Electric Vehicle Charging Pilot Program

Hundreds of stations to be added for area employees, customers, residents and students ROSEMEAD, Calif., May 16, 2016 — Southern California Edison’s Charge Ready program will bring representatives of local businesses and other organizations together on Wednesday in Irwindale to learn how they can take part in the pilot program that will add as many as 1,500 […]

17.05.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Local News, Motoring, Science & Technology, Services ·
Honours for De Niro, tears from legendary boxer Duran in Cannes

Honours for De Niro, tears from legendary boxer Duran in Cannes

It has been a while since legendary boxer Roberto Duran had a crowd on their feet chanting his name, but they did in Cannes on Monday after a screening of a film on his life starring Robert De Niro. Both De Niro and Duran had tears in their eyes as they embraced to a standing […]

17.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Streisand teams up with film stars for Broadway album

Streisand teams up with film stars for Broadway album

Barbra Streisand, one of the most enduring US entertainers, on Monday announced a new album featuring duets of Broadway musical numbers with Hollywood stars. Streisand revealed the album, entitled “Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway,” as she scheduled a tour of North American arenas throughout August in which she will perform some of the songs. The […]

17.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
Your natural brain patterns may predict how well you learn a second language

Your natural brain patterns may predict how well you learn a second language

If you struggled with languages at school then a new US study may provide you with an excuse, finding that some adults learn a second language better than others thanks to the rhythms of activity in their brains. The small-scale study, by researchers at the University of Washington, is the first to use resting-state brain […]

17.05.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Researchers recommend physical activity as ‘magic bullet’ in fight against obesity and cardiovascular disease

Researchers recommend physical activity as ‘magic bullet’ in fight against obesity and cardiovascular disease

A team of US researchers have declared that physical activity is the most effective way of tackling the global epidemic and cardiovascular disease, comparing its effects to a “magic bullet.” The team of professors from Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University made their conclusions after evaluating evidence on physical activity and […]

17.05.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Marcos camp wants public audit of automated poll system

Marcos camp wants public audit of automated poll system

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The camp of Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr, is urging the Commission on Elections to open its automated election system and platform for audit to dispel doubts about the accuracy of the automated election results. In a press conference, transparency advocate Glenn Chong said there was a breach of protocol when a […]

17.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Duterte plans to make Lapu-Lapu a proper hero

Duterte plans to make Lapu-Lapu a proper hero

DAVAO CITY  (Mabuhay) – One of the “injustices” that presumptive President Rodrigo Duterte wants to correct during his administration is how Filipinos see Lapu-Lapu. On early Monday morning, Duterte told reporters that he will make Lapu-Lapu a proper hero for being the first to fight the Spanish forces who landed on the island of Cebu […]

17.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Tax court dismisses cases vs. late ex-Chief Justice Renato Corona

Tax court dismisses cases vs. late ex-Chief Justice Renato Corona

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) on Monday formally dismissed multiple counts of tax evasion cases against former Supreme Court (SC) chief justice Renato Corona, following his demise last month. In a brief hearing Monday morning, the CTA Second Division granted the motion to dismiss filed on the same day by Corona’s […]

17.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
BF surprises Karel Marquez with marriage proposal

BF surprises Karel Marquez with marriage proposal

Actress Karel Marquez is now engaged. The 29-year-old Marquez is set to marry her boyfriend of more than three years, businessman Sean Fariñas, she announced on Instagram. In the caption, Marquez admitted that she had no idea that her boyfriend would propose to her during their beach vacation in Negros Occidental. “At the moment, I […]

17.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
City of LA announces  entertainment lineup for ‘Pacific Bridge’ concert

City of LA announces entertainment lineup for ‘Pacific Bridge’ concert

New outdoor event featuring prominent Asian Pacific American entertainers and performers LOS ANGELES – Councilmember David Ryu and the City of Los Angeles will be rounding off the end of Los Angeles Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (LAAPAHM) with “Pacific Bridge,” a high energy family-friendly concert that invites some of the most renowned Asian Pacific […]

17.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Happenings, Local News ·

Two L.A. sheriff’s deputies found guilty of violating civil rights of beaten inmate

LOS ANGELES – Two former deputies with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department were found guilty today of violating the civil rights of a mentally ill jail inmate by beating, kicking and pepper spraying the victim after he showed disrespect to a jail employee. Bryan Brunsting, 31, and Jason Branum (also known as Jason Johnson), 35, were […]

17.05.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
High fruit intake during teen years associated with lower breast cancer says new study

High fruit intake during teen years associated with lower breast cancer says new study

A large-scale study published in The BMJ this week that followed tens of thousands of women over two decades has found that high consumption of fruit during adolescence could help lower the risk of breast cancer in later life. Although many previous studies have hypothesized that fruit and vegetables could help protect against cancer, results have been […]

15.05.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
EU looks forward to working with Duterte administration

EU looks forward to working with Duterte administration

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The European Union on Thursday said it looks forward to working with the administration of Rodrigo Duterte and hopes that the “dynamic” relations between the Philippines and the EU would continue under a 2012 bilateral agreement that promotes human rights and anti-corruption efforts. “We are now awaiting the official announcement. Rodrigo Duterte […]

15.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
After online groceries, Amazon launches into meal kit delivery

After online groceries, Amazon launches into meal kit delivery

The American e-commerce giant has clearly got a taste for the food industry. After launching its own online grocery business, Amazon is now expanding into meal kit delivery in the USA. The web giant’s AmazonFresh grocery delivery subsidiary has joined forces with meat-monger Tyson Foods to develop a service delivering meal kits directly to the […]

15.05.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Julia Roberts hailed for ‘unthinkable’ barefoot walk in Cannes

Julia Roberts hailed for ‘unthinkable’ barefoot walk in Cannes

She may be one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, but deep down Julia Roberts is like every woman: dying to kick off her high heels. The 48-year-old actress is known for going barefoot at awards ceremonies and even at her wedding to country singer Lyle Lovett. But America’s sweetheart went one naked step further by risking […]

Dakota Johnson to star opposite Andrew Garfield in crime thriller

Dakota Johnson to star opposite Andrew Garfield in crime thriller

The “50 Shades of Grey” star Dakota Johnson has signed on to star alongside Andrew Garfield in a “Under the Silver Lake.” Johnson, who is currently filming “Fifty Shades Darker” and “Fifty Shades Freed” will star in the modern noir crime thriller set in Los Angeles, reports Deadline. The script is written and will be […]

15.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
How your environment can rejuvenate you mentally depends on your personality says new research

How your environment can rejuvenate you mentally depends on your personality says new research

A new US study looking at which environment is most restorative mentally has found perhaps surprisingly that a calming walk in nature is not always the best choice for all. Researchers at Providence College in Rhode Island found that the type of environment that is most restorative and rejuvenating mentally depends on your personality type, […]

15.05.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Duterte takes page from Justin Trudeau, eyes balanced Cabinet

Duterte takes page from Justin Trudeau, eyes balanced Cabinet

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The camp of presumptive President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed heads for six clusters to effect a smooth transition of power to the incoming administration. Duterte’s campaign manager, Leoncio Jun Evasco, will head the cluster on social development while his executive assistant, Christopher “Bong” Go, will focus on peace and security. Former agriculture […]

14.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Interpreter request web portal available for small claims hearings

Interpreter request web portal available for small claims hearings

The Los Angeles Superior Court has launched a new service that allows parties needing language assistance in small claims cases to request an interpreter free of charge in advance of their court hearing. The Interpreter Request Portal can be found on the Court’s website at www.lacourt.org or through the following link: http://www.lacourt.org/irud/ui/index.aspx?ct=SC Any party in a small claims […]

14.05.2016 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
DOH strictly monitoring Zika virus infections

DOH strictly monitoring Zika virus infections

MANILA, May 14 (Mabuhay) – The Palace made an assurance on Saturday that it is strictly monitoring Zika virus in the country following reports of recent infections. In a radio interview Saturday, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr said the Department of Health is on top of the situation. “Nakikita naman natin Lany na masigasig ang […]

14.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
VP can get choice Cabinet position: Duterte spokesman

VP can get choice Cabinet position: Duterte spokesman

MANILA, May 14 (Mabuhay) – It is still a neck and neck battle between Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo and Senator Bongbong Marcos for the vice presidency. While nothing is definitive yet about their race, a spokesperson of presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte said the winning vice-president may get any Cabinet position he or she wants. […]

14.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
How Aiko Melendez met her Iranian boyfriend

How Aiko Melendez met her Iranian boyfriend

The love story of actress Aiko Melendez and her Iranian boyfriend, businessman Shahin Alimirzapour, didn’t exactly start on the right foot. “We met in a party of our common friend. He approached me pero hindi ko siya pinapansin,” shared Melendez . “I’m kinda snob, you know.” Melendez eventually decided to give Alimirzapour a shot. “He […]

14.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Gazmin, French ambassador sign arrangement for defense cooperation

Gazmin, French ambassador sign arrangement for defense cooperation

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Department of National Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin and French Ambassador Thierry Mathou formally signed on May 11 the arrangement which will serve as framework of defense cooperation between the Philippines and France. The two countries have been negotiating for the defense arrangement since 2014, DND spokesperson Dr. Peter Paul Galvez said in […]

14.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Smartmatic official insists code update was cosmetic, straightforward

Smartmatic official insists code update was cosmetic, straightforward

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Smartmatic official who tweaked the script of the transparency server on Thursday maintained that the update was just a straightforward “minor” cosmetic change that did not require the permission of the top officials of the Commission on Elections (Comelec). In a press conference on Friday, Marlon Garcia, Smartmatic’s project director, said […]

14.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
WHO approves new, faster treatment for drug-resistant TB

WHO approves new, faster treatment for drug-resistant TB

The World Health Organization approved a new treatment for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) on Thursday, a crucial step towards replacing an old, costly therapy that is brutal on patients and only 50-percent effective. An estimated 480,000 people contract MDR-TB each year, accounting for roughly five percent of the 9.6 million TB cases recorded annually worldwide. […]

13.05.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
NaFFAA commends ‘Family Reunification for Filipino WWII Veterans’ program

NaFFAA commends ‘Family Reunification for Filipino WWII Veterans’ program

Washington, D.C. “Yesterday’s announcement from the Department of Homeland Security that family members of Filipino World War II veterans can now apply for parole visas and reunite with their parents here in the United States, is very heartening,” says NaFFAA National Chair JT Mallonga. “Our courageous heroes, who have waited for up to 20 years, deserve the opportunity to […]

13.05.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Julia Montes recalls past trauma

Julia Montes recalls past trauma

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Although she has found success as an actress, Julia Montes admits that there are times when she still experiences bouts of insecurity because of a traumatic experience when she was still a young girl. Montes revealed that while growing up, she was shamed by an undisclosed person, who told her grandmother that […]

13.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Jake denies work is the reason why he’s single

Jake denies work is the reason why he’s single

Jake Cuenca currently has his hands full. Aside from being part of “Ang Probinsyano,” he will soon start taping “Because You Love Me,” a television series also starring Yen Santos and Gerald Anderson. He, however, denied that his busy work schedule is the reason why his love life has to temporarily take the backseat. “No […]

13.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Duterte, ‘independent’ Senate can work together: solons

Duterte, ‘independent’ Senate can work together: solons

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Presumptive President Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte can expect an “independent” Senate that can have a working relationship with him, two senators have said. While they kept mum on the possible changes in the next composition of the chamber, incumbent Senate President Franklin Drilon and reelected Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III assured Duterte that […]

13.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Leni’s social media basher apologizes for ‘vicious’ comment

Leni’s social media basher apologizes for ‘vicious’ comment

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The 16-year-old social media basher of Vice Presidential candidate and Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo apologized for her post against the lawmaker. In a social media post, the student basher said she wished Robredo had died in a plane crash so she can join her late husband, former Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo. […]

13.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Jairus, Sharlene already a couple?

Jairus, Sharlene already a couple?

Teen stars Sharlene San Pedro and Jairus Aquino on Thursday stressed that they are just good friends. The two young stars said that they are both waiting for the right time. “Dapat pagdating ng tamang panahon doon pa lang, huwag basta-basta,” San Pedro said. “Ako kapag nakita mo na ‘yung tamang tao, doon pa lang […]

12.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Chilly in the chocolate factory: Togo finds melting fix

Chilly in the chocolate factory: Togo finds melting fix

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12.05.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Undone beauty rules the red carpet at Cannes

Undone beauty rules the red carpet at Cannes

The 2016 Cannes Film Festival is finally here, and it looks like a sassy, slightly undone approach to glamour is going to be on the menu this season. Here are some of the most glamorous beauty looks from the opening ceremony and photo calls. Kristen Stewart unveiled a fresh, pretty look that managed to look […]

12.05.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
30 killed, 22 hurt in election violence — CHR

30 killed, 22 hurt in election violence — CHR

MANILA, May 12 (Mabuhay) — At least 30 have been killed and 22 injured in election-related violence based on reports verified by the Commission on Human Rights (CHR). Gemma Parojinog, officer in charge of the CHR policy office, said a total of 72 election-related cases of killings, strafing, gun poking, demolition and harassment have been […]

12.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
4th Historic Filipinotown PHL Independence Day Parade June 4

4th Historic Filipinotown PHL Independence Day Parade June 4

Los Angeles – The 4th  Historic Filipinotown PH Independence Parade Committee (4HFTIDC) cordially invites all Filipino-American organizations to participate in the 4th Historic Filipinotown Kalayaan Parade on June 4 beginning at 9 a.m. Organizers said assembly time is scheduled at 8 a.m. at the assembly area in front of the Silver Lake Medical Center (SLMC). […]

12.05.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Happenings, Local News ·
PDP-Laban receiving feelers from those who want to jump ship: Koko Pimentel

PDP-Laban receiving feelers from those who want to jump ship: Koko Pimentel

MANILA, May 12 (Mabuhay) – The PDP-Laban is now receiving feelers from those who want to join the party as Davao City Rodrigo Duterte seems on his way to winning the May 9 presidential election. “Too many to keep track,” Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III, president of Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan, said when asked if […]

12.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Sam Milby is looking for someone to marry

Sam Milby is looking for someone to marry

Sam Milby is looking for a partner for life, according to his close friend John Prats. Prats said the 31-year-old Milby is “searching” for someone to marry and wants to have kids as soon as possible. “Gusto na niya. Actually nung kinasal pa lang ako, ang usapan kasi namin mago-overnight siya after nung wedding. Pero […]

12.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Marcos must show ERs, hash codes to prove cheating: IT expert

Marcos must show ERs, hash codes to prove cheating: IT expert

MANILA, May 12 (Mabuhay) – The camp of Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. must present election returns and hash codes to prove allegations that the results of the vice-presidential election are being rigged, an IT expert said Thursday. IT expert Lito Averia made the claim after the legal team of Senator Marcos said there were […]

12.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Nicola Peltz joins star Thomas Mann in “Our House’

Nicola Peltz joins star Thomas Mann in “Our House’

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Nicola Peltz has joined the cast of “Our House,” a film by Anthony Scott Burns that stars Thomas Mann. The 21-year-old actress played a girlfriend to Norman on the A&E television show “Bates Motel,” based on Alfred Hitchcock’s movie “Psycho.” She had a leading role in “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” […]

11.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Junk food and fat can cause similar damage to the body as type 2 diabetes finds new study

Junk food and fat can cause similar damage to the body as type 2 diabetes finds new study

A new study published this week has found that junk food can cause the same damage to the kidneys as Type 2 diabetes. Patients with Type 2 diabetes either don’t produce enough insulin, or their body doesn’t react to it, which can cause a build-up of sugar (glucose) in the blood. If this occurs the […]

11.05.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Fil-Ams to hold centennial celebration for NVM Gonzalez

Fil-Ams to hold centennial celebration for NVM Gonzalez

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA – Friends, colleagues and former students of Nestor Vicente Madali Gonzalez, better known as NVM Gonzalez will remember him at a Centennial Celebration on Saturday, May 21, 2016. The event will be held at the Echo Park Branch Library located at 1410 W Temple Street, Los Angeles from 2-5 p.m. NVM was born […]

11.05.2016 · Filled under: Books, Happenings, Local News ·
Cannes Film Festival 2016: week one highlights

Cannes Film Festival 2016: week one highlights

A rundown of key events during the first week of the 69th Cannes Film Festival, which opens Wednesday, May 11. Wednesday, May 11 – Opening Ceremony of the 69th Cannes Film Festival hosted by Laurent Lafitte – Screening of “Café Society” by Woody Allen (Out of Competition – opening film) Thursday, May 12 – Screening of […]

11.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, International Stars ·
Margaret Thatcher assassination attempt to be made into a film

Margaret Thatcher assassination attempt to be made into a film

Filmmakers will be bringing the failed assassination attempt of Margaret Thatcher in 1984 to the big screen. Based on the book “High Dive” by Jonathan Lee, the film will recreate the IRA bombing of Thatcher’s Brighton hotel, the most audacious attack on a British government since the 1605 plot to blow up the British Parliament. […]

11.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, International Stars ·
Johnny Depp to star in film based on Dominique Strauss-Kahn scandal

Johnny Depp to star in film based on Dominique Strauss-Kahn scandal

Johnny Depp and Marion Cotillard are set to star in a film based on the real-life scandal of Dominique Strauss-Kahn. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Depp will star as a French diplomat who is accused of sexual assault and placed under house arrest in “The Libertine.” Strauss-Kahn was the managing director of the International Monetary Fund until […]

11.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
What’s missing in Angelica Panganiban’s life?

What’s missing in Angelica Panganiban’s life?

John Prats only has one wish for his best friend, actress Angelica Panganiban, and that is for her to find the man who will be her partner for life. “Nakikita ko sa kanya na iyon na lang ang kulang sa buhay niya,” said Prats. “Mabait kasi na tao iyon eh,” he said. “Atsaka nung sinabi […]

11.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
PHL named world’s 8th top medical tourism hub

PHL named world’s 8th top medical tourism hub

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA  (PNA) — A global non-profit association for medical tourism and international patient industry has listed the Philippines as eighth place among the top medical tourism destinations in the world in 2015, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said Monday. The Philippines placed ahead of countries such as Japan and France, according […]

11.05.2016 · Filled under: News ·
Comelec chief: 2016 polls relatively more peaceful, orderly

Comelec chief: 2016 polls relatively more peaceful, orderly

MANILA, May 10 (Mabuhay) –  Despite various election-related violence reports and complaints of system glitches, Commission on Elections (Comelec) chair Andres Bautista said this year’s polls is still relatively more peaceful and orderly than the 2010 and 2013 elections. “Again we try to compare this elections with that which happened in 2010 and 2013, what […]

11.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
2016 overseas voting ends with weekend rush at PHL Consulate

2016 overseas voting ends with weekend rush at PHL Consulate

Los Angeles  –  Overseas Voting for the 2016 General Elections at the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles with “personal voting” ending at 2:00 am on the early hours.  As authorized by the COMELEC, Office of Overseas Voting, taking into consideration that there is no mail delivery on Saturdays and Sundays.  Acceptance of mailed ballots […]

11.05.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Trillanes acknowledges Duterte’s victory, assures he will not be a hindrance

Trillanes acknowledges Duterte’s victory, assures he will not be a hindrance

MANILA, May 10 (Mabuhay) – Vice presidential candidate and Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV on Tuesday acknowledged the victory of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte in the presidential race. “I respect the will of the Filipino people. They have spoken clearly and resoundingly that they want Mayor Duterte to be our next president,” Trillanes said in […]

10.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Probe report on PNP officials’ meeting with Roxas staff out this week

Probe report on PNP officials’ meeting with Roxas staff out this week

MANILA, May 10 (Mabuhay) — The Philippine National Police (PNP) is set to release this week its investigation report on the supposed meeting between police officials and a staff of presidential candidate Mar Roxas in April. PNP chief Director General Ricardo Marquez said on Tuesday that he has already read the report, but returned it […]

10.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Spend the summer in Italy with Dolce & Gabbana’s new makeup collection

Spend the summer in Italy with Dolce & Gabbana’s new makeup collection

Dolce & Gabbana has unveiled its new makeup collection, “Summer In Italy.” The Sicilian fashion and beauty house has brought to life the concept of the “carretto siciliano,” an icon of Italian folklore, as a recurring motif throughout the new range, which it made available globally this month. The collection tells the story of medieval […]

10.05.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Lifestyle ·
Netflix’s entry into reality competition to be produced by Sylvester Stallone

Netflix’s entry into reality competition to be produced by Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone will produce Netflix’s first reality competition show for the online streaming network. To be called “Ultimate Beastmaster,” the show will have six national versions — American, Mexican, Brazilian, German, South Korean and Japanese. Each country will have nine episodes, with each episode being made available globally on Netflix. Each country will have 18 […]

10.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
New release date for ‘Pitch Perfect 3’

New release date for ‘Pitch Perfect 3’

The release date for “Pitch Perfect 3” has been moved up a month from August to July 2017. According to Variety, the third installment of the film about an all-girls a capella singing group will hit theaters July 21, 2017, instead of its original release date of Aug. 4. Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow and Rebel […]

10.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘Second skin’ may eliminate wrinkles, eye bags

‘Second skin’ may eliminate wrinkles, eye bags

US scientists have developed a new, transparent polymer material that temporarily tightens sagging skin and eliminates eye bags, according to research published on Monday. While the product is a long way from being on store shelves, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology said it could one day offer more than just cosmetic lifts, but […]

Goal-setting through gaming can encourage kids to eat more fruit and veggies

Goal-setting through gaming can encourage kids to eat more fruit and veggies

A new US study has found that playing ‘serious’ video games can help encourage children to eat more fruit and vegetables.   Researchers from the United States Department of Agriculture / Agricultural Research Service Children’s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital used a serious video game, “Squires Quest! II: […]

10.05.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Games, Health & Fitness, Online ·
No wedding bells yet for Tommy, Miho

No wedding bells yet for Tommy, Miho

Celebrity couple Tommy Esguerra and Miho Nishida are not planning on getting married anytime soon. The love story of Esguerra and Nishida started inside the “Pinoy Big Brother” house, with the latter emerging as the grand winner of “PBB 737”. “Hindi siguro ngayon, balang araw pa siguro,” said Nishida. “Kasi mas gusto pa naming magkaroon […]

10.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Cesar Montano showcases new artworks

Cesar Montano showcases new artworks

Actor Cesar Montano who has been painting for 20 years now has unveiled 13 new works. These are on display at Kamuning Bakery Cafe in Quezon City, one of which was bought by Regal Films founder Lily Y. Monteverde who calls him “a gifted artist.” Prior, Montano held exhibits at the Glass Wing of Ayala […]

10.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Netizens share voting experiences online

Netizens share voting experiences online

By Ma. Cristina C. Arayata MANILA  (PNA) – Voters took to social media their experiences during the first few hours of the May 2016 national polls, as Filipinos get to elect the country’s president, vice president, half of the senatorial lineup and local officials. PhilHealth board member Karen Villanueva expressed her dismay at the slow […]

10.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Namfrel expresses voters’ disenfranchisement over election glitches

Namfrel expresses voters’ disenfranchisement over election glitches

By Filane Mikee Cervantes MANILA  (PNA) – The National Citizens’ Movement for Free Elections (Namfrel) on Monday expressed its concern over cases of disenfranchisement resulting from the vote counting machine (VCM) malfunctions that happened. In a statement, Namfrel said the nature of malfunctions that the VCMs manifested include sudden shutting down for no particular reason, […]

10.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Comelec targets to proclaim 12 winning senators in a week

Comelec targets to proclaim 12 winning senators in a week

By Ferdinand G. Patino MANILA  (PNA) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) en banc sitting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBoC) is looking to proclaim the winning 12 senators one week after the conduct of the May 9 polls. In a press briefing on Monday, Comelec Chairman Juan Andres Bautista said that seven days […]

10.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Vote now for AARP’s Asian American & Pacific Islander Community Hero Awards; Pinay among candidates

Vote now for AARP’s Asian American & Pacific Islander Community Hero Awards; Pinay among candidates

WASHINGTON, D.C  – Vote now for AARP’s inaugural Asian American and Pacific Islander Community Hero Awards to acknowledge the hard-working staff and volunteers of non-profit organizations serving AAPIs age 50-plus. Visitfacebook.com/AARPAAPICommunity to cast your vote during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month until May 31, 2016 at 11pm ET. Three heroes and their organizations […]

10.05.2016 · Filled under: Contests, Local News, Services ·
Megaworld donates 120 trash bins for Boracay

Megaworld donates 120 trash bins for Boracay

BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan, April 29 (PNA) – As part of its ‘Cause for a New Coast’ campaign, Global-Estate Resorts, Inc. (GERI), a subsidiary of Megaworld Corporation donated 120 trash bins to the local government unit of Malay. Cause for a New Coast, an award winning environmental campaign launched during last year’s Laboracay aims to encourage […]

10.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·

Downey resident jailed for falsely certifying beef as free of E.coli

LOS ANGELES – A Downey man who falsely certified that contaminated beef was free of E. coli O157:H7 bacterium has been sentenced to a year of home detention and required to pay $307,695.90 in restitution. Jim Johnson, 67, had pleaded guilty to falsifying a Certificate of Analysis in United States District Court last November. Johnson worked as a […]

10.05.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

Former IT admin charged of hacking former employer’s computers

SANTA ANA, California – A former Garden Grove resident has pleaded not guilty to federal charges of hacking into the computer system of Blue Stone Strategy Group – an Irvine-based company and the man’s former employer – and deleting files. Nikishna Polequaptewa, 34, who currently resides in Polacca, Arizona, was arrested this morning after surrendering to […]

10.05.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Trucking firm owner pleads guilty to dumping 11,000 gallons of waste soap into San Gabriel River

Trucking firm owner pleads guilty to dumping 11,000 gallons of waste soap into San Gabriel River

LOS ANGELES – A man who ran a trucking company in Sante Fe Springs has pled guilty to dumping 11,000 gallons of waste water and soap into a tributary of the San Gabriel River in Santa Fe Springs, California. David Lee Flury, the 61 year old owner and operator of the Flury Industries, Inc., a waste-hauling […]

10.05.2016 · Filled under: Environment, U.S. News ·
Filipinos march against wage theft in Long Beach on May Day

Filipinos march against wage theft in Long Beach on May Day

LONG BEACH, CA – Filipinos were among hundreds of Long Beach community members who took to the streets and marched from MacArthur Park to City Hall on May 1, 2016 in support of workers’ and immigrants’ rights. The march was organized by the May Day Long Beach Coalition, consisting of 19 local organizations including the […]

09.05.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Paul & Joe channels retro cool for summer 2016 makeup

Paul & Joe channels retro cool for summer 2016 makeup

Paul & Joe Beauté is taking to the waves this summer with its “Come Sail Away” makeup collection, featuring poptastic colors with a 1960s and 70s vibe. The collection is due out from May. Although warmer weather is taking its time to arrive in Europe, beauty brands are diving head first into summer with makeup […]

09.05.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Lifestyle ·
‘Captain America’ bests Mowgli to grab US box-office lead

‘Captain America’ bests Mowgli to grab US box-office lead

The latest rock-’em-sock-’em “Captain America” film has vaulted past Disney’s “The Jungle Book” at the North American box office with a strong debut weekend take of $181. 8 million, industry data showed Sunday. “Captain America: Civil War,” starring Chris Evans, is built around a seemingly no-lose formula: Marvel comics superheroes — including Iron Man, the […]

09.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Tart Montmorency cherry juice effective in lowering high blood pressure says new study

Tart Montmorency cherry juice effective in lowering high blood pressure says new study

A small new UK study has found that drinking tart Montmorency cherry juice can significantly reduce high blood pressure, with results comparable to those achieved by medication. The new research, which is the first to look at the effect of Montmorency cherry concentrate (Prunus cerasus) on blood pressure, comes from Northumbria University’s Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation. […]

09.05.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
VCM glitches cause delays, long queues in some provinces in Luzon

VCM glitches cause delays, long queues in some provinces in Luzon

MANILA, May 9 (Mabuhay) — Several vote-counting machines (VCMs) have encountered technical glitches in various provinces in Luzon in the morning of Monday’s national elections. In Dagupan City, a VCM scanner stopped working after experiencing paper jam when voters inserted their ballots. Commission on Election (COMELEC) officials tried to fix the error using the cleaning […]

09.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Red alert to be lifted once new leaders elected — AFP

Red alert to be lifted once new leaders elected — AFP

MANILA, May 9 (Mabuhay) — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) announced that it will lift the red alert status once the country’s new leaders are formally elected. This was stressed by Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla Monday. “The full (red) alert status will be lifted (once) our new leaders are elected,” he added. Pending […]

09.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
DC’s ‘discover diplomacy’ turns spotlight on PHL-US alliance

DC’s ‘discover diplomacy’ turns spotlight on PHL-US alliance

WASHINGTON, DC — “We look forward to the US continued engagement with Asia. Despite budgetary constraints and the pull of other global commitments, it is here in the Asia-Pacific where America must clearly advance its interests and priorities. As Asia is becoming more prosperous, security tensions must be addressed.” This was one of the key messages […]

09.05.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Arjo asked: Is Jane Oineza your girlfriend?

Arjo asked: Is Jane Oineza your girlfriend?

Actor Arjo Atayde was asked in a television interview aired Thursday if he is already in a relationship with actress Jane Oineza. Last month, Oineza admitted that she is seeing the actor, who appears in the ABS-CBN primetime series “Ang Probinsyano”. Atayde made it clear, however, that Oineza is not his girlfriend. “Hindi ko siya […]

09.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
City of Los Angeles celebrates Asian-Pacific Heritage month

City of Los Angeles celebrates Asian-Pacific Heritage month

By Myrna Aquitania Los Angeles City Council member David Ryu, Board of Public Works Commissioner Joel Jacinto, the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) and several other LA City Council members, celebrated the Asian-Pacific Heritage month at the City Hall on April 22, 2016. The month-long celebration, attended by various elected government officials,  Asian […]

07.05.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Is Mika dela Cruz ready to entertain suitors?

Is Mika dela Cruz ready to entertain suitors?

Teen actress Mika dela Cruz was asked if she is ready to entertain suitors as she turns 18 this year. “Never pa po akong nagka-boyfriend, ever. So, mag e-eighteen na ako, so medyo kabado ako sa future kung anong magiging reaction ng family ko,” she said. A certified “ate’s girl,” she added that her suitors […]

07.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
How fatherhood changed John Prats

How fatherhood changed John Prats

Kapamilya actor John Prats is relishing the challenge of fatherhood as he tries to find the right balance between his career and his young family. The 32-year-old Prats opened up about the little changes in his life since his wife Isabel Oli gave birth, saying that now that he has baby Feather, he finds himself […]

07.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Hacker defaces MTRCB website over political ad

Hacker defaces MTRCB website over political ad

MANILA, May 7 (Mabuhay) — A hacker defaced on Saturday the website of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board, claiming that the agency is remiss on its duty for allowing the airing of a “malicious” political ad on television. “Naglabas ng isang paid ad ang isang politiko at ito ay ipinakalat ng isang […]

07.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Palace: Aquino’s call for united front vs. Duterte not a desperate move

Palace: Aquino’s call for united front vs. Duterte not a desperate move

MANILA, May 7 (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Saturday shrugged off insinuations that President Benigno Aquino III’s call for key politicians to unite to prevent Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte from winning the presidency was a desperate move of the administration. Interviewed over state-run Radyo ng Bayan, Presidential Communications Undersecretary Manuel Quezon III said Aquino’s action […]

07.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
65% of Americans traveling outside the U.S. will use mobile data to check in with loved ones back home

65% of Americans traveling outside the U.S. will use mobile data to check in with loved ones back home

You can now be connected in 100+ countries with Verizon TravelPass NEW YORK – A new survey reveals one in three Americans is planning to travel outside of the U.S. in the next year.  Of those traveling internationally, a whopping 80 percent plan to use their phone and data on their phone with 65 percent […]

06.05.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Science & Technology, Services ·
MAC launches Good Luck Trolls beauty collection

MAC launches Good Luck Trolls beauty collection

Good Luck Trolls, the cult toy of the 1980s and 90s, are getting their very own makeup collection this summer thanks to MAC. The cosmetics brand is teaming up with the toy franchise on a beauty line in honor of the upcoming “Trolls” movie set for release in November this year. The rainbow-haired playthings have […]

06.05.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Lifestyle ·
NY Times throws food delivery into business mix

NY Times throws food delivery into business mix

The New York Times has cooked up a new business idea, delivering meal kits that are linked to its interactive recipe website and mobile application. The big US daily announced a tie-up Thursday with online meal preparer Chef’d that will allow Times readers to get home delivery of recipes featured by the newspaper. As part […]

06.05.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Common calculator ‘overestimates’ heart disease risk: study

Common calculator ‘overestimates’ heart disease risk: study

A commonly used method of calculating a person’s risk of heart attack or stroke in the next five years may overestimate the actual risk, leading doctors to unnecessarily prescribe cholesterol-lowering drugs, researchers said Monday. The study was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. “From a relative standpoint, the overestimation is approximately […]

06.05.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Trillanes files plunder raps vs Duterte over ‘ghost employees’

Trillanes files plunder raps vs Duterte over ‘ghost employees’

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Thursday filed plunder charges before the Office of the Ombudsman against Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte over the questionable hiring of 11,246 contractual workers by the city government in 2014. Citing a Commission on Audit report last year, Trillanes said the city government spent P708 million for […]

06.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PHL voting at the Consulate ends on May 9 at 2 a.m.

PHL voting at the Consulate ends on May 9 at 2 a.m.

Consulate reminds Filipino citizens who wish to cast their PHL votes to come now until May 9 Overseas Voters registered with the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles are being reminded that voters who have received their ballots should mail back their accomplished ballots as soon as possible in order for USPS to be able to […]

06.05.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Lakambini ng Kalayaan Cultural Pageant June 3 at YMCA Glendale

Lakambini ng Kalayaan Cultural Pageant June 3 at YMCA Glendale

Los Angeles – The Lakambini ng Kalayaan 2016 is calling on all Filipino American organizations for participants in the cultural pageant of community organizations in Southern California slated for June 3, 2016 in Los Angeles at the YMCA Glendale located at 140 N.Louise St. Glendale CA 91206. This year’s main sponsoring organizations for the pageant is the […]

06.05.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
PNoy campaigns against Duterte: Why support another dictator?

PNoy campaigns against Duterte: Why support another dictator?

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Survey front runner Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte was again the target of President Benigno Aquino III’s campaign speech in Iloilo on Tuesday, wherein he questioned Duterte’s style of leadership. Aquino said Duterte acts like a dictator who threatens to violate the Constitution, citing the mayor’s statement that he will close down […]

05.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
USCIS to implement Filipino WW II veterans Parole Program

USCIS to implement Filipino WW II veterans Parole Program

WASHINGTON—Beginning June 8, 2016, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will allow certain Filipino World War II veteran family members who are beneficiaries of approved family-based immigrant visa petitions an opportunity to receive a discretionary grant of parole on a case-by-case basis, so that they may come to the United States as they wait for their immigrant […]

05.05.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Residents continue saving water efforts in state

Residents continue saving water efforts in state

SACRAMENTO   – Californians sharpened their water saving efforts in March, conserving 24.3 percent compared to the amount used in March 2013 – double February’s savings and evidence that residents and businesses remain concerned about the persistent drought now in its fifth year. Statewide cumulative savings from June 2015 to March 2016 totaled 23.9 percent compared […]

05.05.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Local News ·
Medical error third leading cause of death in US: study

Medical error third leading cause of death in US: study

Medical error is the third largest cause of death in the United States, according to an analysis published Wednesday in the medical journal BMJ. In 2013, at least 250,000 people died not from the illnesses or injuries that prompted them to seek hospital care but from preventable mistakes, according to the study. That number exceeds […]

05.05.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Recreate these gorgeous Met Ball beauty looks at home

Recreate these gorgeous Met Ball beauty looks at home

Did your invitation to Monday’s Met Gala get lost in the mail? Don’t panic — you can still recreate the glamorous beauty looks of the stars who walked the red carpet in New York on May 2.  Selena Gomez Selena Gomez may have raised eyebrows with her edgy Louis Vuitton dress, but she played it […]

05.05.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Lifestyle ·
Coach Dalupan book ‘The Maestro’ makes triumphant US debut

Coach Dalupan book ‘The Maestro’ makes triumphant US debut

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Basketball fans flocked to the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy on 28 April 2016 to witness the US launch of the book, “The Maestro of Philippine Basketball,” which chronicles the life and career of legendary coach Virgilio “Baby” Dalupan. “Coach Dalupan was not only a coach but a mentor, and an inspiration […]

05.05.2016 · Filled under: Books, Local News, Sports & Recreation ·

Our Lady of the Valley Parish Church to Blessed Virgin Mary

CALIFORNIA  (Mabuhay) – Our Lady of the Valley (OLV} Parish Church in Canoga Park, California is dedicating the month of May to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Filipino Ministry is leading the celebration with novena starting on  the 6th of May to the 14th. This will culminate at the Filipino Mass on the 15th, […]

05.05.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·

Sandiganbayan wants PNP’s side on Bong Revilla’s request to vote in Cavite

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Sandiganbayan First Division has directed the Philippine National Police (PNP) to file its comment within 24 hours on the motion of Sen. Ramon Bong Revilla Jr. to vote in Bacoor, Cavite on May 9. In a minute resolution dated May 3, released to the media on Wednesday, the First Division directed […]

05.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Is Michael Fassbender ‘Entering Hades’?

Is Michael Fassbender ‘Entering Hades’?

Versatile Oscar-nominated actor, Michael Fassbender is in talks to play real-life serial killer, Jack Unterweger The film, “Entering Hades” is based on John Leake’s book about Unterweger, an Austrian journalist who led a secret double life – when he wasn’t investigating crimes, he was committing them. He murdered 11 people before being caught. According to Variety, the […]

04.05.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
DND thanks Japan for TC-90 training aircraft lease deal

DND thanks Japan for TC-90 training aircraft lease deal

MANILA,  (PNA) – The Department of National Defense (DND) has expressed its gratitude to the Japanese government for going ahead with the lease deal of five TC-90 training aircraft which will help boost the country’s rescue and maritime security capabilities. “We are truly grateful for this reaffirmation by the Japanese government on the transfer of […]

04.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
One in three US antibiotic prescriptions ‘unnecessary:’ study

One in three US antibiotic prescriptions ‘unnecessary:’ study

Nearly one in three antibiotic prescriptions doled out in the United States is “inappropriate,” said a study Tuesday that called for improved stewardship of this important medicine. Experts say overuse of antibiotics leads to more antibiotic-resistant infections — affecting two million people and killing 23,000 each year in the United States alone, according to the […]

04.05.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Virtual reality film of Anne Frank’s story confirmed

Virtual reality film of Anne Frank’s story confirmed

A virtual reality film which will take viewers inside Anne Frank’s secret annex has been confirmed reports The Hollywood Reporter. The possibly controversial new film, “Anne”, will tell the story of Anne’s experience inside the annex whilst hiding from the Nazis during World War II. The film’s technology will give viewers the chance to be “immersed […]

04.05.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
Jack Huston and Emilia Clarke set to star in Phillip Noyce’s ‘Above Suspicion’

Jack Huston and Emilia Clarke set to star in Phillip Noyce’s ‘Above Suspicion’

Jack Huston and “Game of Thrones” actress Emilia Clarke have been confirmed to star in the Philip Noyce thriller “Above Suspicion” reports Deadline. The film will be based on the book by New York Times columnist Joe Sharkey, which tells the true story of a newly-married FBI agent who after been assigned to an Appalachian mountain town in Kentucky starts […]

04.05.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Julie Anne becomes sexier as she celebrates 10 years in showbiz

Julie Anne becomes sexier as she celebrates 10 years in showbiz

Julie Anne San Jose is turning 22 on May 17 and her gift to her loyal fans is a big birthday concert, “In Control”, that also celebrates her 10th anniversary in showbiz. Produced by Dreamstar Events, this will be held at the Kia Theatre in Cubao on May 14, 8 p.m. Last seen on TV […]

04.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
PUP/PCC Alumni USA to hold 1st Global Reunion

PUP/PCC Alumni USA to hold 1st Global Reunion

LOS ANGELES – This year’s Memorial Day weekend, May 27 to 30, 2016 will be an exceptional weekend for the graduates of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines and the Philippine College of Commerce as they come together for a festive gathering for their first global reunion.The celebration will be held at The Orleans Hotel, […]

04.05.2016 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Sen. Lugar extols strong, longstanding PHL-US ties

Sen. Lugar extols strong, longstanding PHL-US ties

WASHINGTON, DC — “Through all the shifts of policy and politics over the years, both in our country and in the Philippines, one thing has provided a lasting foundation for US-Philippine relations. That is the strong bonds between our two peoples.” The Honorable Richard Lugar, former Chairman of the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, ended […]

04.05.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
FACLA officers sworn in during 71st Gala Night

FACLA officers sworn in during 71st Gala Night

LOS ANGELES –The new set of officers of the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA), the oldest existing Filipino community organization in the United States,were sworn into office last Sunday, April 24, during its 71st Anniversary Gala Night at the Glendale Hilton in Glendale. Inducted by State Senator Bob Huff were Fernandico Q. GonongJr, […]

04.05.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Ferrari confirms convertible LaFerrari

Ferrari confirms convertible LaFerrari

A drop-top ‘Spider’ version of the most powerful and fastest production Ferrari in history is in development. In his first official interview since taking over from Amedeo Felisa as Ferrari’s CEO this month, Sergio Marchionne told the press that recent rumors about a new hypercar to replace the completely sold-out multi-million-dollar LaFerrari are true. “[The Spider] is […]

04.05.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Mom to Janella: Ang hirap magkamali

Mom to Janella: Ang hirap magkamali

 “Think before you act.” This was the advice of theater actress Jenine Desiderio to her daughter Janella Salvador, who turned 18 last March 30. “Kasi touch move ‘yan eh. Love life, buhay, kapag nagkamali ka eh ‘yun na ‘yon, paninindigan mo na. So dapat pag-isipan mo muna para hindi ka magkamali,” Desiderio told Salvador. As […]

02.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
‘The Good Wife’ wraps up May 8 with series finale on US TV

‘The Good Wife’ wraps up May 8 with series finale on US TV

Sunday, May 8, the small screen bids farewell to esteemed attorney, Alicia Florrick, in a series finale titled “End.” After seven seasons following her legal affairs and tumultuous personal life, TV viewers will soon find out what fate CBS has in store for the series heroine, who brought her own touch to the world of […]

02.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘The Jungle Book’ tramples competition at the US box office

‘The Jungle Book’ tramples competition at the US box office

Three new movie releases failed to best Disney’s “The Jungle Book,” which trounced the competition at the US box office during its third weekend with $42. 4 million, industry estimates showed Sunday. With a domestic total of $252 million and a global take of more than $685 million, the live-action “Jungle Book” continues Disney’s hugely […]

02.05.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Running for beginners: Top 10 tips to get you started

Running for beginners: Top 10 tips to get you started

If you’re feeling inspired to get fit for summer, then running is one of the simplest yet most rewarding sports you can do. But getting started can at first seem difficult and overwhelming, and you may find it hard to keep going. So to help you with your new challenge we’ve spoken to Ann Johansson, ultra-marathon […]

02.05.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Looking out over the ocean can improve mental health, says new study

Looking out over the ocean can improve mental health, says new study

A new study published this week in the journal Health & Place has for the first time found a link between mental health and a view of the sea or ocean. Carried out by researchers from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand and Michigan State University in the US, the study looked at a possible association […]

02.05.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness ·
Sweet treats for a healthier diet

Sweet treats for a healthier diet

Despite what many people think, a sweet tooth can be compatible with a healthy diet and weight loss. Stay sugar savvy by avoiding the classic snacktime traps and steering clear of hidden low-quality sugars. Choose fruit with a low glycemic index and look for low-calorie desserts. Ultimately, the golden rule for fans of sweet treats […]

02.05.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Aquino salutes workers, but mum on wages

Aquino salutes workers, but mum on wages

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III expressed his admiration to Filipino workers on the eve of Labor Day 2016, but failed to mention anything on wages. In his message for Labor Day (May 1), Aquino said, “Saludo ang ating sambayanan sa mga manggagawang Pilipinong nagpupunyagi para sa kanilang pamilya at pangarap. Idinaraos natin ang […]

02.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Johns Hopkins sympo reflects on PHL in 2016 and beyond

Johns Hopkins sympo reflects on PHL in 2016 and beyond

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Esteemed members of the government, private sector, and the academe gathered at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) for a symposium entitled “Philippines 2016: Governance, Growth, Development and Security” on 28 April 2016. Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose L. Cuisia, in his keynote address, described the Philippines’ path […]

30.04.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Health & Fitness, Local News ·
PHL full alert for May 9 polls

PHL full alert for May 9 polls

MANILA, Apr 30 (Mabuhay) –  The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Saturday placed its forces nationwide on full alert status for the May 9 local and national elections. “Ngayon naka-full alert status na ang PNP base sa direktiba ni PNP chief Director General Ricardo Marquez,” PNP spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wilben Mayor told radio dzBB in […]

30.04.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Roxas elated over rise in latest ABS-CBN survey

Roxas elated over rise in latest ABS-CBN survey

MANILA, Apr 30 (Mabuhay) – Administration standard bearer Mar Roxas is elated over the results of the latest ABS-CBN survey by Pulse Asia showing him in a statistical tie at second place with erstwhile frontrunner Senator Grace Poe. In the survey conducted from April 19 to 24 among 4,000 respondents, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte […]

30.04.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Comelec chief says ‘kodigo’ allowed in voting precincts

Comelec chief says ‘kodigo’ allowed in voting precincts

MANILA, Apr 30 (Mabuhay) – Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Andres Bautista on Saturday said voters can bring “kodigo” to polling precincts on May 9. “In fact, iyon ang ating iminumungkahi. Bibilis iyan kung may dalang kodigo… listahan ng inyong iboboto,” Bautista said, also clarifying that he preferred calling the piece of paper a prepared […]

30.04.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Docu screening remembers The Delano Manongs: Forgotten Heroes of the United Farm Workers

Docu screening remembers The Delano Manongs: Forgotten Heroes of the United Farm Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of the 70th anniversary celebration of the establishment of Philippines-United States diplomatic relations, the Philippine Embassy, in collaboration with the Asian-Pacific American (APA) Film held a community screening of the documentary, The Delano Manongs at the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy on 22 April 2016. The Delano Manongs tells the story of farm labor organizer […]

30.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Happenings ·
Kim Rodriguez ready for challenging roles

Kim Rodriguez ready for challenging roles

After portraying protagonist roles in her previous television shows, Kim Rodriguez will try her hand on a new role, and for the first time as a “kontrabida” in the newest GMA afternoon show. The pretty actress admitted that it’s not easy to portray a kontrabida, underscoring the need for intense emotion in majority of the […]

29.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
Bourjois brings global inspiration to a summer 2016 makeup line that pops with color

Bourjois brings global inspiration to a summer 2016 makeup line that pops with color

Bourjois is splashing the season with color in a palette of intense, pigment-packed shades, drawing inspiration from world cultures and catwalk shows. The cosmetics brand is going bold this summer with a mix & match makeup collection for the globetrotting Parisienne, ready to hit the road to adventure. The Bourjois “Paris Ethnic Chic” collection lands in audacious […]

29.04.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Lifestyle ·
Stephen Merchant joins Hugh Jackman for ‘Wolverine 3’

Stephen Merchant joins Hugh Jackman for ‘Wolverine 3’

The British actor Stephen Merchant is set to star alongside Hugh Jackman in “Wolverine 3”, according to Deadline. The co-creator of the original “The Office”, “The Ricky Gervais Show” and “Life’s Too Short”, Stephen Merchant has joined the cast of “Wolverine 3”. He will join Hugh Jackman in the title role, Richard E. Grant and Patrick Stewart, among […]

29.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Whitney Houston documentary in the pipeline, with Oscar-winning director to helm

Whitney Houston documentary in the pipeline, with Oscar-winning director to helm

A documentary on the life and career of deceased songstress Whitney Houston is in the works, with Oscar-winning Scottish director Kevin Macdonald at the helm, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The as-yet-untitled film has reportedly been dubbed “The Voice” by those close to the project, and would be the first film to be officially authorized by […]

29.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars, Music ·
PHP211-M bank account allegations against Duterte a mere smear: Cayetano

PHP211-M bank account allegations against Duterte a mere smear: Cayetano

MANILA  (PNA) – Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano, the running-mate of PDP-LABAN standard bearer and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, called the PHP211 million bank account allegations against the latter a mere smear attempt. These allegations were earlier made by independent vice presidential aspirant Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV. “The allegation is clearly a desperate ploy to […]

29.04.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
NFA administrator assures sufficient rice supply during lean months

NFA administrator assures sufficient rice supply during lean months

By Lilybeth G. Ison MANILA  (PNA) – The National Food Authority (NFA) on Wednesday assured of sufficient supply of rice during the lean months. NFA Administrator Renan Dalisay, in a chance interview during the “Food Guardian” event, said the country has enough buffer stocks of rice at government-owned warehouses to keep prices stable in the […]

29.04.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
CHR, House leaders to Duterte: Respect due process

CHR, House leaders to Duterte: Respect due process

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The heads of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) and the House of Representatives on Thursday lashed back at Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte over his remark that investigating bodies should not subject the police and the military to “humiliating” probes. “Mayor Duterte anchors his bravado and demagogic statements on his view […]

29.04.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
May is ‘California Lupus Awareness Month’

May is ‘California Lupus Awareness Month’

(Sacramento) – Senator Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) yesterday presented Senate Resolution 65, which designates May as “California Lupus Awareness Month.” Senate Resolution 65 passed with a 36-0 vote, receiving overwhelming, bipartisan support. The measure seeks to bring greater awareness, understanding and insight to the devastating effects of Lupus. Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation […]

29.04.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Local News ·
New report reveals booming Asian American older adult population in Los Angeles

New report reveals booming Asian American older adult population in Los Angeles

Census data show aging community’s growing needs and challenges, including poverty, language barriers, and health LOS ANGELES,  – The face of Los Angeles County’s older adult population is changing. According to a new report released today by AARP and Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles, Asian Americans are among the fastest-growing 50-plus populations countywide. […]

29.04.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Local News, Services ·
Disgraced former Chief Justice Corona dies

Disgraced former Chief Justice Corona dies

MANILA, Apr 29 (Mabuhay) – Renato Corona, notable lawyer, member of the Cabinet and former chief justice, passed away Friday morning, the Supreme Court (SC) announced. He was 67. Corona’s family confirmed that he died of cardiac arrest at 1:48 a.m. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno “has directed that the flag in the SC and […]

29.04.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Matteo assures fans: ‘My head is full of Sarah’

Matteo assures fans: ‘My head is full of Sarah’

Matteo Guidicelli once again denied that he and girlfriend Sarah Geronimo are now engaged. In an interview after a press conference announcing the second season of his show “Single/Single,” Guidicelli reiterated that it is not true that he already proposed to Geronimo. “There were rumors that came out that we were engaged and people were […]

29.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Prince had opioid meds with him when died: reports

Prince had opioid meds with him when died: reports

Prince had prescription opioid medication on him and in his home when he died last week, US media reported, although autopsy results have yet to indicate why the pop icon died. CNN reported late Wednesday that the pills were found both on Prince’s person and at his Paisley Park compound, citing a law enforcement official. […]

28.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
New study links ‘Mediterranean diet’ to a lower risk of heart attacks and strokes in heart patients

New study links ‘Mediterranean diet’ to a lower risk of heart attacks and strokes in heart patients

A study published on Monday on the benefits of a “Mediterranean diet” found that including a higher number of these foods is linked to a lower risk of heart attack and stroke in people who already have heart disease. However the research also found that a moderate consumption of foods typical in a “Western diet,” […]

28.04.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Jessica Alba, Michelle Obama win Webby Awards

Jessica Alba, Michelle Obama win Webby Awards

Actress turned entrepreneur Jessica Alba and US First Lady Michelle Obama were among celebrities and technology titans honored Tuesday with Webby Awards for “excellence on the Internet.” The winners were announced ahead of the 20th Annual Webby Awards ceremony that will take place in New York City on May 16. The awards show is portrayed […]

28.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Alicia Vikander’s ‘Tulip Fever’ gets summer release date

Alicia Vikander’s ‘Tulip Fever’ gets summer release date

The period drama starring Alicia Vikander, Dane DeHaan and Christoph Waltz will open in theaters on July 15, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Oscar-winning actress Alicia Vikander (“Anna Karenina”, “The Danish Girl”, “Ex Machina”, “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”) will play a married woman in 17th-century Amsterdam who falls in love with the character of DeHaan (“Kill your […]

28.04.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Roxas says he will not spend more than what law provides on campaign

Roxas says he will not spend more than what law provides on campaign

By Cielito M. Reganit CEBU CITY  (PNA) – Liberal Party (LP) standard bearer Mar Roxas on Wednesday stressed he will abide with the provisions set by the Fair Elections Act as reports surfaced that some presidential candidates have already breached more than half the official spending limit for presidential bets set by the Commission on […]

28.04.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Drought-stricken Zamboanga get water supply from Red Cross

Drought-stricken Zamboanga get water supply from Red Cross

MANILA  (PNA) – The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) continues to provide water resources in drought-affected areas in Zamboanga City through its water production site and water distribution using its water tankers. As of April 22, PRC has distributed 716,950 liters of water from the water production site located in Abong Abong, Upper Pasonanca and through […]

28.04.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Philippine News ·
Bradley mingles with fans, eats Pinoy food

Bradley mingles with fans, eats Pinoy food

By Abner Galino Former two-time WBO welterweight champion Timothy Ray “Tim” Bradley recently showed great adoration for Filipino fans, and as well as for Filipino food, despite a recent loss to boxing icon Manny Pacquiao. “The Filipino fans, they showed great love and respect. The Filipino community where I live, you know, they embraced me, […]

Gourmet restaurant on the Orient Express steams into France this summer

Gourmet restaurant on the Orient Express steams into France this summer

The legendary train is set to rise from the ashes in the form of a mobile pop-up gastronomic restaurant with triple Michelin-starred chef Yannick Alléno at the helm. La Table Orient Express will be calling at stations in Cannes, Paris and Bordeaux, France between May 3 and July 30. Immortalized by Agatha Christie’s “Murder on […]

28.04.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
The things Andre admires about Barbie

The things Andre admires about Barbie

Working together for two years now, love team and “That’s My Amboy” lead stars Andre Paras and Barbie Forteza have become closer to each other. This friendship redounds to their undeniable onscreen chemistry, first seen on the GMA teleserye “The Half Sisters” in 2014. “Barbie just gets better and better. Lahat nahawa sa kanya sa […]

28.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Street requiem Seattle benefits King County homeless

Street requiem Seattle benefits King County homeless

Over 150 local artists form mass chorus for fundraiser benefiting non-profit organizations working to end homelessness SEATTLE – “Street Requiem Seattle,” a spectacular choral work featuring 150 singers from 39 Seattlearea choruses and an ensemble of 14 local musicians, will be performed at Benaroya Hall on Sunday, May 1, at 7 PM. Ninety percent of […]

28.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Happenings, Services ·
Puma unveils new “Tricks” boots to turn heads ahead of summer football championships

Puma unveils new “Tricks” boots to turn heads ahead of summer football championships

Sports brand Puma has debuted the latest edition of its dual-colored “Tricks boot” under the tagline “Play Loud.” The fluoro pink and yellow boot has been adopted by football players such as Sergio Aguero, Marco Reus, Cesc Fàbregas, Marco Verratti, Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann and more. Equipped with evoPOWER 1.3, the “Tricks” boot has been specifically […]

28.04.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Sports & Recreation ·
Boost both body and brain with chocolate say two new studies

Boost both body and brain with chocolate say two new studies

More good news for chocolate lovers, with two new studies published this week finding that consuming a little dark chocolate can help boost physical as well as mental performance.  In a study out of Kingston University, UK, Rishikesh Kankesh Patel and his team split nine amateur male cyclists into two groups to look at the […]

25.04.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Cocktail of UV, Vitamin B zaps malaria in blood: study

Cocktail of UV, Vitamin B zaps malaria in blood: study

Blood donated by unknowing malaria carriers can be made safer with UV radiation and Vitamin B, said a study Friday which may “revolutionise” transfusion safety in Africa. The technology, not yet commercially available, also holds promise for killing other blood-borne germs such as HIV, Ebola and Zika. The technique was previously shown in lab experiments […]

25.04.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
McDonald’s trialing new Big Mac sizes to challenge competitors

McDonald’s trialing new Big Mac sizes to challenge competitors

McDonald’s is currently trying out two new sizes of its iconic burger in the USA. The chain hasn’t changed the recipe of its famous Big Mac, using exactly the same ingredients, but is experimenting with their quantities, trialing larger and smaller Big Mac burgers alongside the original.  In a bid to keep customers happy and […]

25.04.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Elaine Irwin reprises role with Almay

Elaine Irwin reprises role with Almay

Nineties supermodel Elaine Irwin returns as the face of Almay. Irwin will front the brand’s Almay Age Essentials line, which features three new products: a foundation, concealer, and lip treatment, all three of which have a combination of collagen, hyaluronic acid, and peptides to help skin maintain a youthful look. The 46-year-old will be featured […]

25.04.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Lifestyle ·
Angelica Panganiban: No such thing as a ‘happy ending’

Angelica Panganiban: No such thing as a ‘happy ending’

Angelica Panganiban doesn’t believe in happy endings. On Instagram, the 29-year-old actress shared a photo from the popular American television series “How I Met Your Mother.” It had a quote from one of the series’ characters, Barney Stinson, which was portrayed by actor Neil Patrick Harris. “I love our story. Sure it’s messy, but it’s […]

25.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Daang Matuwid bets will continue to receive public’s support: Palace exec

Daang Matuwid bets will continue to receive public’s support: Palace exec

By Joann Santiago MANILA  (PNA) – A Palace official believes that amidst the proliferation of surveys related to the May 2016 national polls administration bets would continue to gain support as a manifestation of public’s desire for the continuation of the Daang Matuwid (Straight Path) theme. In a statement Tuesday, Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) […]

25.04.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Sen. Leno’s Foreclosure Prevention Bill passes key committee

Sen. Leno’s Foreclosure Prevention Bill passes key committee

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Banking Committee today passed legislation that helps prevent unnecessary foreclosures when a primary mortgage holder passes away. Senate Bill 1150, authored by Senators Mark Leno and Cathleen Galgiani, closes a loophole in California law that fails to provide surviving spouses and children important protections against foreclosure that are available to other […]

25.04.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Cuisia casts his ballot, urges overseas Filipinos to vote

Cuisia casts his ballot, urges overseas Filipinos to vote

WASHINGTON D.C. – Leading by example, Philippine Ambassador to the United States, Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. cast his ballot for the 2016 Philippine National Elections at the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy on 20 April 2016. Ambassador Cuisia came from a series of official engagements in Manila, Guam, Hawaii, California, and Virginia before returning to […]

24.04.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
When fans cry: Can you mourn someone you never met?

When fans cry: Can you mourn someone you never met?

When icons die, the outpouring of public grief can easily be written off as mass hysteria. There are snide terms for it. “Mourning sickness” describes supposedly ostentatious group grieving, while “grief porn” is used to describe the voyeuristic media coverage of that collective angst. But psychologists said Friday the emotional pain of “losing” a star […]

21.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Health & Fitness, International Stars, Music ·
Mercedes-Benz unveils first-ever luxury motor yacht

Mercedes-Benz unveils first-ever luxury motor yacht

Luxury car marque Mercedes-Benz has celebrated the world premiere of its luxury motor yacht “Arrow460–Granturismo” on France’s Côte d’Azur, setting the vessel out on its maiden voyage off the coast of Nice. The 14-meter long, 706 kW (960 hp) “Silver Arrow of the Seas” combines the performance of Mercedes-Benz sports cars with unique innovations from […]

Lonely Planet releases guide to national parks of America

Lonely Planet releases guide to national parks of America

Lonely Planet has released a new title in honor of the 100th anniversary of the US National Park Service this summer, covering all 59 parks in a single guide. Lonely Planet’s “National Parks of America” is a hardcover edition that features landscape photography and original wildlife illustrations of the country’s 59 national parks. The book […]

20.04.2016 · Filled under: Art, Books, Destinations, Entertainment ·
Travelling exhibit for  victimized women opens in LA

Travelling exhibit for victimized women opens in LA

By Abner Galino A MULTI-RACIAL feminist organization has opened a travelling art exhibition over the weekend in a gallery in Chinatown, Los Angeles to honor women who were victimized in the society in different ways. Titled  Recuerdo / Alaala / ذاكرة / Remembrance: Earrings of Shadow and Light, would be the “first traveling art exhibition […]

20.04.2016 · Filled under: Art, Happenings, Local News ·
Shakespeare compilation that saved ‘Macbeth’ put on sale

Shakespeare compilation that saved ‘Macbeth’ put on sale

A rare compilation of Shakespeare’s complete works was shown off before sale by Christie’s auction house on Tuesday in the week that Britain celebrates the 400th anniversary of the legendary playwright’s death. The “First Folio” was published in 1623 — just seven years after Shakespeare’s death — preserving “Macbeth” and 17 other works that were […]

20.04.2016 · Filled under: Art, Books, Entertainment ·
Batman and Superman attractions coming to theme park in Abu Dhabi

Batman and Superman attractions coming to theme park in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi will be the set of a new $1 billion theme park that will feature popular superhero characters such as Batman and Superman, as well as the world’s first Warner Bros. branded hotel. The Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi theme park will be built on Yas Island, already home to the world’s first Ferrari-branded […]

20.04.2016 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Lily James is new face of My Burberry fragrances

Lily James is new face of My Burberry fragrances

British actress Lily James has landed her first beauty campaign as the new face for My Burberry fragrances. James, best known for her roles in “Cinderella” and “Downton Abbey,” has been chosen to front a fragrance that’s said to be inspired by a London garden at dusk. The campaign for My Burberry Black will be […]

20.04.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Lifestyle ·
Luis Manzano on Angel Locsin: ‘We’re friends’

Luis Manzano on Angel Locsin: ‘We’re friends’

Television host Luis Manzano shared that even though he is no longer in a relationship with Angel Locsin, they remain good friends. The Kapamilya star said that after what they have both been through, he is happy to say that they ended the romance in good terms. “Where’s Angel sa lahat ng pinagdaanan namin? I’m […]

20.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
US Embassy Manila donates barracks at Camp Kasim, Jolo, Sulu to PNP

US Embassy Manila donates barracks at Camp Kasim, Jolo, Sulu to PNP

MANILA  (PNA) – U.S. Embassy Manila donated a newly-refurbished building at the Sulu Training Center, Camp Kasim, Jolo, Sulu to the Philippine National Police(PNP). The construction of the barracks began in early 2015 by the U.S. Pacific Command’s Joint Interagency Task Force West, and was completed on April 4, 2016 at a cost of Php […]

20.04.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
New York unveils $21-Mr plan to address threat of Zika

New York unveils $21-Mr plan to address threat of Zika

NEW YORK  (PNA/Xinhua) – Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio on Monday announced a three-year, 21-million-dollar plan to address the threat of Zika outbreak in the city. The plan includes reducing the number of mosquitoes in New York City by doubling and optimizing existing mosquito traps, improving the city’s testing capacity for the […]

20.04.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, U.S. News ·
Poll exec: Duterte ‘joke’ disgusting but not ground to cancel COC

Poll exec: Duterte ‘joke’ disgusting but not ground to cancel COC

MANILA, Apr 20 (Mabuhay) – A commissioner of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday hit presidential candidate and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte for his infamous remarks on the rape slay of an Australian lay missionary in 1989. In a statement, Comelec commissioner Ma. Rowena Amelia Guanzon said that the supposed “joke” of Duterte […]

20.04.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Palace claims no power problems in the weeks around May 9 polls

Palace claims no power problems in the weeks around May 9 polls

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Friday gave the assurance that there would be no power interruptions a week before and after the May 9 national and local elections amid thinning power reserves across the country as demand soars because of the El Niño-induced dry spell. “Ang objective ng DOE ay talagang zero disruption one week […]

20.04.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
BIR: No deadline extension for ITR filing

BIR: No deadline extension for ITR filing

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The mood is festive at the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) district office in Intramuros as taxpayers and BIR officials are welcomed Friday morning by a band and dancers. BIR is expecting fewer taxpayers this year for the deadline of the filing of income tax returns as majority of them will be […]

20.04.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Jennylyn on movie with John Lloyd: ‘Grabe ‘yung pressure’

Jennylyn on movie with John Lloyd: ‘Grabe ‘yung pressure’

Kapuso star Jennylyn Mercado admitted that she is now feeling the pressure as her first movie with John Lloyd Cruz is about to hit cinemas later this month. Directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina, “Just The 3 Of Us” will open in theaters on April 27 — against the much-awaited superhero flick “Captain America: Civil War.” “Grabe […]

20.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Obama’s immigration plan faces uncertainty

Obama’s immigration plan faces uncertainty

By Olivia Hampton Washington, United States | AFP | Monday 4/18/2016 – President Barack Obama’s plan to delay deportation for nearly half of the nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants was fraught with uncertainty Monday, as US Supreme Court justices signaled deep divisions. If the eight justices deadlock in their ruling, due by late June, the plan would remain on hold, […]

18.04.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Australian envoy says rape and murder not a laughing matter

Australian envoy says rape and murder not a laughing matter

MANILA, Apr 18 (Mabuhay) — Australia’s top envoy to the Philippines on Monday expressed dismay about jokes on rape and murder, in light of presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte’s controversial speech that made light of the 1989 sexual assault and killing of an Australian missionary. “Rape and murder should never be joked about or trivialized,” Australian […]

18.04.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Palace says Aquino’s SWS rating ‘still high’

Palace says Aquino’s SWS rating ‘still high’

MANILA, Apr 18 (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Monday said President Benigno Aquino III’s net satisfaction rating of +27 based on the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey is still considered high. This is despite his public satisfaction rating dropping 23 percentage points (from December last year) to +0 in Metro Manila for April 2016. “Overall […]

18.04.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PNoy’s sis Kris Aquino joins Mar in Samar campaign

PNoy’s sis Kris Aquino joins Mar in Samar campaign

CALBAYOG CITY, Apr 18 (Mabuhay) — The President’s sister and television host-actress Kris Aquino on Monday joined for the first time administration standard bearer Manuel “Mar” Roxas II as he took his campaign to Eastern Samar. In Roxas’ official Facebook account, a photo showed the Liberal Party presidential candidate and Kris shaking hands with supporters […]

18.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Philippine News ·
Order books open for the Ford GT

Order books open for the Ford GT

The first new supercar from Ford in over a decade will be limited to just 250 examples a year and each one is expected to cost a minimum of $450,000. Yet despite the huge price tag that puts the car on a par with the biggest and best efforts in the current Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini […]

17.04.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Beyonce unveils ‘Lemonade’ amid album speculation

Beyonce unveils ‘Lemonade’ amid album speculation

Pop superstar Beyonce on Saturday announced a televised project entitled “Lemonade” for next week, fueling speculation that she will release a “film-album.” Beyonce posted on Instagram a short video with the title “Lemonade” which it billed as a “world premiere event” to air on the cable network HBO on April 23. The rest of the […]

17.04.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, International Stars ·
Chanel unveils sun-drenched makeup collection for summer 2016

Chanel unveils sun-drenched makeup collection for summer 2016

After seeking inspiration in the flamboyant colors of California for its springtime collection, the French luxury brand has presented a new sunlight-drenched summer makeup line channeling the season’s laid-back vibes and uplifting feeling of well-being. The “Dans la lumière de l’été” makeup collection is due to roll out from May 2016. Chanel’s summer 2016 makeup […]

17.04.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Five natural superstars for green cleaning

Five natural superstars for green cleaning

With Earth Day in the spotlight April 22, you might be looking for a greener way to keep your home clean. As well as reducing exposure to synthetic chemical components, DIY products are great money-savers. To get started making your own cleaning products, stock up on these five key ingredients: white vinegar, household soap, bicarbonate […]

17.04.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Taiwan launches tourism campaign in LA

Taiwan launches tourism campaign in LA

By Abner Galino A campaign to attract North American tourists, dubbed as “Best of Taste Taiwan,” was recently launched in Los Angeles by the Taiwan Tourism Bureau. The campaign, which emphasizes Taiwan’s “heart of Asia” geographical location, strives to convince people why the country is a “perfect destination for both long-haul and stopover visits.” At the center […]

17.04.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Offers, Online, Promotions ·
Derek, girlfriend profess love for each other

Derek, girlfriend profess love for each other

Since the turn of the year, actor Derek Ramsay and his girlfriend, model Joanne Villablanca, have been more vocal about their feelings for each other on Instagram. It might be partly because of their promise to each other to make the most out of 2016. “I promise to build a new world for us two, […]

17.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
US-based think tank lists PHL among Asia’s investment hotspots

US-based think tank lists PHL among Asia’s investment hotspots

By Kris M. Crismundo MANILA  (PNA) – United States-based think tank IHS Global Insight has listed the Philippines as one of the top ten foreign direct investment (FDI) destinations in Asia. The Philippines is joined by other Southeast Asian countries which are also projected by IHS to be the FDI hotspots in the region including […]

17.04.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Vegetable fat not the route to a healthy heart: study

Vegetable fat not the route to a healthy heart: study

Replacing animal fat in the human diet with vegetable oil seems not to lower heart disease risk, and might even boost it, according to a study published Wednesday that challenges a cornerstone of dietary advice. Switching from saturated to unsaturated Omega-6 fats did result in lower blood cholesterol in a trial with nearly 10,000 participants, it […]

15.04.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Cebu Pacific becomes first airline in Asia-Pacific to order ergonomic seats for new Airbus fleet

Cebu Pacific becomes first airline in Asia-Pacific to order ergonomic seats for new Airbus fleet

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA  (PNA) – Low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific on Tuesday announced that it has order the SL3510 seat model from Recaro Aircraft Seating for its brand-new fleet of 30 Airbus A321neo aircraft, making it the first airline in the Asia-Pacific region to order this seat model. The Recaro SL3510, at around 9 […]

15.04.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Philippine News ·
Production now underway on Scarlett Johansson’s ‘Ghost in the Shell’

Production now underway on Scarlett Johansson’s ‘Ghost in the Shell’

Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures have confirmed that production has now started on the upcoming film adaptation of “Ghost in the Shell.” Based on the famous Kodansha Comics manga series, the comics were previously brought to the big screen by Mamoru Oshii in his iconic 1995 Japanese anime film. This new adaptation sees Rupert Sanders of “Snow White […]

14.04.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Chef Ferran Adrià creates Disney-inspired recipes for kids

Chef Ferran Adrià creates Disney-inspired recipes for kids

What do you get when you cross legendary Michelin-starred Spanish chef Ferran Adrià with fictional and animated Disney characters? Recipes like chickpeas and spinach, fit for a Jedi, eggplant padawan, and The Jungle Book juice. It’s an unlikely and surprising partnership. Kind of like a storyline about a Paris rat cooking at a fancy, gastronomic […]

14.04.2016 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Food & Dining ·
Lopez, veteran immigration lawyer, dies in car accident

Lopez, veteran immigration lawyer, dies in car accident

LOS ANGELES – Filipino-American immigration lawyer Atty. Luisito L. Lopez, died on Tuesday, April 5, after a car accident while on his way to visit a client in an immigration detention facility in Eloy, Arizona. He was 76. Lopez’s eldest daughter Rose, who was driving the Honda Odyssey van, was seriously injured and is now […]

14.04.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Why Andi no longer posts as much photos of daughter

Why Andi no longer posts as much photos of daughter

MANILA (Mabuhay) — If you follow Andi Eigenmann on Instagram, you would notice that she no longer posts a lot of photos of her daughter Ellie. The actress took to Twitter to explain her decision. In a series of posts, Eigenmann said she does not share so much photos of Ellie anymore because of “judgmental […]

14.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Tesla Model S gets a 2017 facelift

Tesla Model S gets a 2017 facelift

On Tuesday, California-based electric car company Tesla took the wraps off a heavily refreshed version of its full-size luxury sedan. April is proving to be a very busy month for Tesla. After revealing an all-new affordable compact sedan, the Model 3 (and generating over 200,000 orders as a result), and issuing a safety recall for […]

14.04.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Pacquiao back to PHL after last bout vs. Bradley

Pacquiao back to PHL after last bout vs. Bradley

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA, April 14 (PNA) – Fresh from what he considered his last bout in Las Vegas, boxing icon Manny Pacquiao greeted a sea of Filipino fans with a big smile who welcomed him back to Manila on Thursday morning. The newly-retired champion arrived the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) at around […]

14.04.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News, Sports & Recreation ·
Riots, deportations headline spoof ‘President Trump’ front page

Riots, deportations headline spoof ‘President Trump’ front page

By Olivia Hampton Washington, United States | AFP |   – Mass deportations, riots and a looming trade war: The Boston Globe on Sunday ran a fake front page imagining the state of America under a Donald Trump presidency—and denouncing his “deeply disturbing” vision. Posted in the US newspaper’s idea section alongside an op-ed with the title “The GOP must […]

14.04.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Earn Less Than $13,870? California Rewards Low-Income Tax Filers.

Earn Less Than $13,870? California Rewards Low-Income Tax Filers.

SACRAMENTO–The Golden State’s poverty statistics are grim: Two in five people live just over the federal poverty level (FPL), and the state has the highest child poverty rate in the nation. But this year, for the first time, California’s working poor will get to keep more of their earnings in their pockets thanks to the […]

13.04.2016 · Filled under: Local News, Offers, Services ·
Asia falls for S. Korean military romance

Asia falls for S. Korean military romance

Millions across Asia will sit down this week for the finale of a hit South Korean drama series that has triggered relationship health warnings in China, a thumbs-up review from Thailand’s junta chief and a trans-regional passion for its two young stars. “Descendants of the Sun” tells the story of an army captain sent on […]

12.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars, Online ·
VR in the OR

VR in the OR

On April 14, Medical Realities will host what it claims is the first live Virtual Reality stream of a surgical procedure. The company describes the operation – the removal of a tumour – as a standard surgical procedure. And, to watch it in 360-degree, immersive video, all that is needed is the free Medical Realities […]

12.04.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Online, Science & Technology ·
Hugh Jackman named Montblanc’s US ambassador

Hugh Jackman named Montblanc’s US ambassador

Award-winning Australian actor and stage performer Hugh Jackman will be promoting and representing the European luxury brand in North America. Jackman has been the Maison’s global brand ambassador since 2014 and as the company marks its 110th anniversary, the actor will be turning his attention and his considerable charm to the US where he will […]

Grand, unique Palarong Pambansa 2016 opening draws praises from delegates, guests

Grand, unique Palarong Pambansa 2016 opening draws praises from delegates, guests

By Nancy Ibo Mediavillo LEGAZPI CITY  (PNA) – The grand and unique opening of the Palarong Pambansa 2016 at the Albay Provincial Sports Complex inside the Bicol University compound left a mark on the map of the Philippines as it drew praises from delegates, visitors and local residents who flocked to the red-accented oval ground […]

12.04.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News, Sports & Recreation ·
Boxing fans still want Pacquiao to fight

Boxing fans still want Pacquiao to fight

By Lolito T. delos Reyes DAVAO CITY (PNA) – Boxing managers, promoters, trainers and fellow Filipino boxers think that 8-division world champion Manny Pacquiao can still fight and should postpone his retirement after scoring a convincing unanimous decision against Timothy Bradley last Sunday. “Ok pa si Manny, puwede pa I match kahit sinong boxer pa […]

12.04.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News, Sports & Recreation ·
‘Pista’y Dayat’ to kick off April 22 with beach party

‘Pista’y Dayat’ to kick off April 22 with beach party

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, April 12 (PNA) – People attending the annual Pista’y Dayat (sea festival) of the province of Pangasinan will be welcomed through a beach party when this year’s revelry starts on April 22 at the Capitol beachfront here. Dubbed as “I Love Pangasinan” beach rave concert/party, the kickoff concert at night will be preceded […]

12.04.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Philippine News ·
PHL remembers, honors Filipino WWII veterans on Day of Valor

PHL remembers, honors Filipino WWII veterans on Day of Valor

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 2016  – “Our veterans have rendered a service that has no equal, and one which we can only hope to repay by living up to the promise of a free and peaceful and civilized nation”, Charge d’affaires and Minister Patrick Chuasoto said in his opening remarks during the reception and symposium held in commemoration […]

12.04.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
PHL Embassy tests vote counting machines

PHL Embassy tests vote counting machines

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The final testing and sealing (FTS) of COMELEC vote counting machines (VCMs) for the 2016 Philippine National Elections was held at the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy on Wednesday, 06 April 2016. Consul Katrina Borja-Martin led the FTS along with Embassy personnel who took their oaths as Special Board of Election Inspectors […]

12.04.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Roxas camp says Duterte ‘a threat to democracy’

Roxas camp says Duterte ‘a threat to democracy’

MANILA, Apr 11 (Mabuhay) – The camp of administration standard bearer Mar Roxas on Monday described Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as a “threat to democracy” whose “politics of fear” has seduced Filipinos. “It is becoming clear that more and more of our countrymen are being seduced by the politics of fear of Mayor Duterte,” […]

11.04.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Benjamin, in a word

Benjamin, in a word

When speaking is not enough, actor Benjamin Alves resorts to the written word to express himself. He pools his artistic energy and creates poems or short stories. “I may have a hard time putting my thoughts into words when speaking but writing them down was never a problem,” he said. Note that the 26-year-old actor […]

11.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Drilon, Sotto, Pangilinan, Lacson statistically tied for top 4 spots in SWS poll

Drilon, Sotto, Pangilinan, Lacson statistically tied for top 4 spots in SWS poll

MANILA, Apr 11 (Mabuhay) – Four senatorial candidates—Senate President Franklin Drilon, Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III, and former senators Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan and Panfilo “Ping” Lacson – emerged statistically tied for the top four spots in the latest survey of Social Weather Stations (SWS) on voting preferences for senators. Drilon got 45 percent while erstwhile […]

11.04.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Gwyneth Paltrow’s latest cookbook aimed at busy super moms

Gwyneth Paltrow’s latest cookbook aimed at busy super moms

Gwyneth Paltrow lovers and haters are likely keeping an eye out for her latest cookery book, this time aimed at the health-conscious, “super-busy home cook.” “It’s All Easy: Delicious Weekday Recipes for the Super-Busy Home Cook,” published by Grand Central Life & Style, features 125 of Paltrow’s favorite recipes which she claims can be made […]

Nissan GT-R claims drifting speed record

Nissan GT-R claims drifting speed record

A specially tuned Nissan GT-R has entered the record books with a drifting speed of 304.96 kmh (189.49 mph) at a 30 degree angle at Fujairah International Airport, United Arab Emirates. Driving the current generation model Nissan GT-R, which was tuned to 1380 HP with the aid of Nismo specialists, was champion Japanese drifter Masato […]

11.04.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Dubai to build tower taller than Burj Khalifa

Dubai to build tower taller than Burj Khalifa

Dubai plans to build a tower that will stand higher than its Burj Khalifa, currently the world’s tallest skyscraper, property developer Emaar said Sunday. The viewing tower will cost around $1 billion (880 million euros) and will be “a notch” taller than Burj Khalifa, Emaar chairman Mohamed Alabbar told reporters as he revealed details of […]

11.04.2016 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Amnesty or Mass Deportation? Court to decide fate of 11 million immigrants

Amnesty or Mass Deportation? Court to decide fate of 11 million immigrants

MOSCOW  (PNA/Sputnik) – On April 18, the United States Supreme Court is to determine the constitutionality of President Obama’s executive order calling for discretion against deporting undocumented parents of US citizens and against deporting individuals who came to this country as young children. ​The Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments in the case […]

11.04.2016 · Filled under: News ·
Statement of Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. on land ownership

Statement of Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. on land ownership

I believe that every Filipino is entitled to own or acquire land in the Philippines, in accordance with the Constitution. But for many years, our government has failed to adequately address the problems in agrarian reform and the housing sector which had caused many hapless Filipinos to fall prey to manipulations and fraud. I am […]

11.04.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Why Princess Punzalan returned to PH

Why Princess Punzalan returned to PH

MANILA (Mabuhay) — For the love of her craft, explained veteran actress Princess Punzalan when asked about her decision to return to the Philippines and join the cast of the late night drama “The Story of Us.” The 47-year-old Punzalan admitted that she would often find herself missing the limelight. “Mahal na mahal ko talaga […]

11.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
The Hollywood Vampires hit the road

The Hollywood Vampires hit the road

The rock supergroup boasting Alice Cooper, Aerosmith’s Joe Perry and Johnny Depp among its members, is embarking on an initial 23-date tour of the US and Europe. Kicking off on May 24 at the Turning Stone Casino, New York the band is then set to play dates in Portugal, Germany, Sweden and Denmark before returning […]

11.04.2016 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
‘Star Wars’ wins big at MTV awards

‘Star Wars’ wins big at MTV awards

Space Opera “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” was the big winner at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, taking best film and breakthrough performance for its star Daisy Ridley. It also scooped best villain for Adam Driver’s turn as the nefarious Kylo Ren, although Ridley lost out in the best hero category to Jennifer Lawrence, […]

11.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Captain America, Falcon, Scarlet Witch combine in MTV ‘Civil War’ excerpt

Captain America, Falcon, Scarlet Witch combine in MTV ‘Civil War’ excerpt

A minute’s worth of footage from May’s Marvel outing “Captain America: Civil War” aired during the 2016 MTV Movie Awards, offering a glimpse at how Cap, Falcon, and Scarlet Witch will be teaming up in the action film. The trio of superheroes combine for around half of the clip, which checks in at just over […]

11.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Kourtney Kardashian lands new contract with ‘Manuka Doctor’

Kourtney Kardashian lands new contract with ‘Manuka Doctor’

Kourtney Kardashian has been revealed as the new face of the skincare line “Manuka Doctor.” The reality TV star has teamed up with the naturally-inspired range powered by Manuka Honey and patented Purified Bee Venom to act as its global ambassador. “As fans of my show have seen, I am an advocate of products that […]

11.04.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars ·
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon to reunite for American Revolution movie

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon to reunite for American Revolution movie

The two actors and friends could be set to reteam for a historical movie about the American Revolutionary War, reports Deadline. Ben Affleck is apparently tipped to direct this big-screen reenactment of the Battle of Bunker Hill, with Matt Damon on the cast. The upcoming feature film, in development at Warner Bros., is inspired by […]

06.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Raising the US minimum wage to $15 an American dream

Raising the US minimum wage to $15 an American dream

By Ivan Couronne Washington, United States | AFP |   – New York, Seattle, California: in the battle over the US minimum wage, cities and states are taking their own initiative, making regional advances toward the goal of a $15 an hour floor. Some cities have voted through spectacular increases, making the dream of better pay a reality for hundreds […]

06.04.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Gucci to combine womenswear and menswear shows

Gucci to combine womenswear and menswear shows

Gucci is the latest designer label to eschew the traditional fashion calendar by streamlining its catwalk shows.  The Italian house will show its menswear and womenswear collections together as of 2017, WWD reports. “It will not necessarily be an easy path and will certainly present some challenges, but I believe it will give me the chance to […]

06.04.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·