Raspberries identified as potential natural anti-inflammatory

Raspberries identified as potential natural anti-inflammatory

The raspberry will be the star of the 2016 Experimental Biology conference in San Diego, USA, this week. In fact, six new American studies highlighting the small red fruit’s potential anti-inflammatory and obesity-busting properties will be presented to scientists at the event.  Raspberries are packed with essential nutrients like vitamin C. Plus, a single cup […]

06.04.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Pig hearts may save human lives: researchers

Pig hearts may save human lives: researchers

One day, cardiac patients may enjoy a new lease on life with pig hearts beating in their chests, said researchers reporting a major advance Tuesday in cross-species organ transplantation. Given the dire shortage of organ donors, the use of animal hearts, lungs or livers to save human lives has long been a holy grail of […]

06.04.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
US-based Pinoys presented with livelihood options

US-based Pinoys presented with livelihood options

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In line with the economic diplomacy strategy of the Philippine Embassy that aims to diversify stakeholder profile in the Philippine economy, the Philippine Overseas Labor and Overseas Workers Welfare Administration Offices (POLO-OWWA) in Washington, D.C. conducted the first-ever seminar on Options for Livelihood and Development for overseas Filipinos on 31 March 2016 at […]

06.04.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Senate eyes more hearings on laundering scam

Senate eyes more hearings on laundering scam

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Senate may hold two or three more hearings at it struggles to determine how $81 million in stolen funds seeped into Philippine financial system. Senate Committee on Banks chairman Serge Osmeña admitted Friday that some parties tagged in the scandal have invoked the bank secrecy law, thus barring lawmakers from seeking […]

06.04.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
War games held as China flexes muscles

War games held as China flexes muscles

By Mynardo Macaraig Manila, Philippines | AFP |   – Thousands of US and Filipino soldiers will on Monday launch annual war games that this year are being seen as a show of strength in the face of China’s increasing assertiveness in the region. The 11-day Balikatan (shoulder-to-shoulder) exercises are expected to show how the Philippines, though severely outgunned, can […]

06.04.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
30 Edison scholars to receive $1.2-M; Each scholar gets $40,000

30 Edison scholars to receive $1.2-M; Each scholar gets $40,000

ROSEMEAD, Calif.,   — Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison, congratulates 30 high school seniors who have been named 2016 Edison Scholars, each winning a $40,000 scholarship. Students will learn of their scholarship award April 11-15 when SCE staffers make notifications that will include surprise visits to some schools. “Congratulations to these deserving Edison Scholars,” said Janet […]

06.04.2016 · Filled under: Offers, Services ·
NFL: Twitter wins Thursday Night Football streaming rights

NFL: Twitter wins Thursday Night Football streaming rights

Twitter has scored a deal to live-stream Thursday night National Football League games, the NFL announced — a move that helps the social media group connect with new audiences. The streaming rights had been hotly contested, with Amazon, Verizon and others reportedly seeking to be the first to help the NFL reach viewers outside the […]

AHA to host free health and wellness day for Asian seniors April 18

AHA to host free health and wellness day for Asian seniors April 18

Event will offer free health screenings, healthy cooking demo and fun dance activity LOS ANGELES, CA – The American Heart Association (AHA) is teaming up with the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA) and Erasto R. Batongmalaque Foundation to host a health and wellness day for seniors in the Asian community on April 18, 2016 at the […]

05.04.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Health & Fitness, Services ·
Fixing vitamin D, depression aids the heart: studies

Fixing vitamin D, depression aids the heart: studies

Taking steps to recover from depression and boost vitamin D levels may improve heart health, according to new research out Saturday.  The findings were contained in two studies presented at the American College of Cardiology conference in Chicago. The first focused on depression, a known risk factor for heart attack, stroke and even death. Researchers […]

04.04.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
A walnut a day keeps the doctor away, says new study

A walnut a day keeps the doctor away, says new study

Daily walnut consumption could have beneficial effects when it comes to delaying age-related health issues, a new study has found. Initial findings from the Walnuts and Healthy Aging (WAHA) study presented at Experimental Biology 2016 (EB) indicate that eating the nuts daily could positively impact blood cholesterol levels without adverse effects on body weight among […]

04.04.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
‘Batman v Superman’ flies high at top of box office

‘Batman v Superman’ flies high at top of box office

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” the blockbuster superhero flick, leapt for a second straight week to the heights of the box office — although with greatly diminished ticket sales, industry estimates showed Sunday. The movie, which pits two iconic superheroes against one other, earned $52.4 million in its second weekend, according to estimates from […]

04.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Aquino calls for meeting with DOTC following airport power outage

Aquino calls for meeting with DOTC following airport power outage

MANILA, Apr 4 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday met with officials of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) following the five-hour power outage that hit the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 (NAIA-3) over the weekend. The meeting held at the President’s Hall was added to the President’s schedule past 10 […]

04.04.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
China to US: ‘Be careful’

China to US: ‘Be careful’

Beijing, China | AFP |   – Beijing’s defense ministry on Thursday warned the US navy to “be careful” in the South China Sea and slammed a newly signed agreement between Washington and the Philippines. Earlier this month, Manila agreed to give US forces access to five military bases, including some close to the disputed South China Sea, where tensions […]

04.04.2016 · Filled under: Asian News ·
Poe regains solo lead in ABS-CBN Pulse Asia survey

Poe regains solo lead in ABS-CBN Pulse Asia survey

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The anticipated “bounce” in Sen. Grace Poe’s numbers to be triggered supposedly by the favorable ruling she had received from the Supreme Court has yet to show. The latest ABS-CBN survey conducted by Pulse Asia showed the neophyte senator reclaiming solo lead among prospective winners in the May presidential election. Poe got […]

04.04.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Sheena is now ‘on sale’

Sheena is now ‘on sale’

Sheena Halili is part of Starstruck 1. A lot of her batchmates are now moms, like Jennylyn Mercado, Yasmien Kurdi, Katrina Halili, Cristine Reyes and the latest one is Nadine Samonte who’s now pregnant. Now 29 years old, Sheena says she can feel the pressure to have her own family and also be a mom […]

04.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Journey at Pechanga hosts for the 4th time the exclusive Kore 2016 Pro-Am

Journey at Pechanga hosts for the 4th time the exclusive Kore 2016 Pro-Am

Kore 2016 Pro-Am comes back to Journey at Pechanga on April 3 and 4, 2016. Pechanga is holding the tournament at their resort for the fourth year as the proud official sponsor. Journey at Pechanga is Pechanga Resort & Casino’s premiere championship golf course, already well known among many Asian golfers. This year, 26 talented LPGA golfers were […]

03.04.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Happenings, Sports & Recreation ·
Jim Parsons cast in “Hidden Figures”

Jim Parsons cast in “Hidden Figures”

Actor Jim Parsons, known for his role as Sheldon Cooper in “Big Bang Theory”, will be joining director Ted Melfi’s “Hidden Figures” for Fox 2000, reports Deadline Hollywood. The film is based on the story of a group of African-American female mathematics geniuses that worked with NASA during the space race. It stars Octavia Spencer, […]

03.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Can Polestar drive into the mainstream?

Can Polestar drive into the mainstream?

BMW has its M cars, there are a host of AMG-powered Mercedes, the Audi RS range is getting bigger and faster by the month and now Volvo wants a bigger slice of the luxury sports car market. Volvo’s Polestar division focuses predominantly on track cars but since 2014 has been officially working its magic on […]

03.04.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
How a new Filipino studio could add authentic flavor to ‘Assassin’s Creed,’ ‘Far Cry’

How a new Filipino studio could add authentic flavor to ‘Assassin’s Creed,’ ‘Far Cry’

Worldwide studio network and video game publishing giant Ubisoft is opening a new studio in the Philippines. Could the addition of a second South East Asian team improve Filipino representation in video games, just as Ubisoft Singapore designed a locally inspired high-rise for another Ubisoft game? So far, Filipino characters and locations have been most […]

03.04.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Online ·
Balmain leads the couture wig revival trend with new custom-made service

Balmain leads the couture wig revival trend with new custom-made service

One of the most headline-grabbing looks from Paris Fashion Week had nothing to do with fashion and everything to do with hair. When Balmain Creative Director Olivier Rousteing took Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and his army of ‘It’ models and dressed them in color swap wigs, it caused a media sensation. Images of a blonde […]

03.04.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Lifestyle ·
Introducing the new cult beauty icon: the ‘Seoulista’

Introducing the new cult beauty icon: the ‘Seoulista’

There’s no doubt about it, Korea is the hottest beauty trend right now. And just as beauty lovers around the world covet the nonchalant grooming habits of the French or the polished gloss of New Yorkers, the “Seoulista” has risen to star status. What is a Seoulista exactly? The term was coined by Lee Eun-im, […]

03.04.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Iya Villania is pregnant

Iya Villania is pregnant

After two years of being a married couple, Iya Villania and Drew Arellano are finally having a baby. They revealed the good news on Easter Sunday through a post on their respective Instagram pages where Arellano can be seen pointing at an Easter egg drawn on Villania’s stomach. In the caption, Arellano wrote: “I found […]

03.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
From blood type to paleo: a look at some of the most popular diets

From blood type to paleo: a look at some of the most popular diets

There are plenty of diets to choose from these days. To find one that best suits your needs or goals — and which seems feasible — here’s a look at of some of the most popular diets of the moment. The alkaline diet: banish acidity The alkaline diet seeks to reduce the effects of foods […]

03.04.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Finally,  a $15 an hour wage and paid sick leave for IHSS providers

Finally, a $15 an hour wage and paid sick leave for IHSS providers

BY UDWA BLOG   This blog post originally appeared on udwa.org. All across this state – from the streets of San Diego to the legislative chambers of Sacramento – home care workers have made our voices heard! For the past year we have rallied and marched alongside thousands of underpaid workers to make one thing clear: […]

03.04.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Democrats Court Fil-Am, AAPI Voters

Democrats Court Fil-Am, AAPI Voters

By Nimfa U. Rueda LOS ANGELES – As the race for the White House heats up, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) continues to tap better ways to reach Filipino-American and other Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) voters. DNC Chief Executive Officer Amy Dacey told reporters yesterday (Wednesday in Manila) they have expanded their grassroots outreach […]

02.04.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·

FBI hacks attacker’s iPhone, drops Apple suit

By Jocelyne Zablit Los Angeles, United States | AFP |   – The FBI has unlocked the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers, officials said Monday, ending a heated legal standoff with Apple that had pitted US authorities against Silicon Valley. Apple, backed by a broad coalition of technology giants like Google and Facebook, was fiercely […]

31.03.2016 · Filled under: Science & Technology, U.S. News ·
Cut the calories when eating out in different types of restaurant

Cut the calories when eating out in different types of restaurant

Eating out can be tough for dieters following a weight-loss program since it’s all too easy to give in to temptation. In fact, a main course, a dessert and a glass of wine can easily add up to 1,000 calories. However, there’s no need to miss out on a great evening with friends, as it’s always […]

31.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
No guns allowed at GOP convention: Secret Service

No guns allowed at GOP convention: Secret Service

Washington, United States | AFP |   – No guns will be allowed into the Republican National Convention, the Secret Service said Monday, refusing to bow to pressure after nearly 50,000 people signed a petition urging a no-firearms policy be overturned. Firearms will not be allowed inside the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, where the event—which could descend into a […]

31.03.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Finally,  a $15 an hour wage and paid sick leave for IHSS providers

Finally, a $15 an hour wage and paid sick leave for IHSS providers

BY UDWA BLOG This blog post originally appeared on udwa.org. All across this state – from the streets of San Diego to the legislative chambers of Sacramento – home care workers have made our voices heard! For the past year we have rallied and marched alongside thousands of underpaid workers to make one thing clear: […]

31.03.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Bonta, supporters call for accurate data collection to address health, education challenges for all API subgroups

Bonta, supporters call for accurate data collection to address health, education challenges for all API subgroups

(Sacramento, CA) – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland), author of AB 1726, the Accounting for Health and Education in Asian Pacific Islander Demographics Act (the AHEAD Act), issued the following statement after holding press conferences in Oakland and Sacramento to call for accurate data collection for all API subgroups. “Good data drives good policy,” Bonta explained.  “One way […]

31.03.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Obama’s tango partner dances to lofty record

Obama’s tango partner dances to lofty record

An Argentine tango dancer who made headlines for a sultry dance with US President Barack Obama has set a Guinness world record for tangoing on a platform suspended 60 meters (200 feet) in the air. Perched at eye level with the downtown Buenos Aires skyline, Mora Godoy took a whirl on a platform hanging mid-air […]

31.03.2016 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, U.S. News ·
Major League Baseball welcomes mobile technology with Apple

Major League Baseball welcomes mobile technology with Apple

The American Baseball league has struck a deal with Apple, providing iPad tablets and devices to teams and coaches to facilitate and develop in-game tactics. The tech giant’s devices will be on-hand to assist with the analysis of various game statistics, from player performance to weighing in on pitcher-versus-hitter matchups and possible outcomes as well […]

30.03.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Games, Science & Technology, Sports & Recreation ·
M&M fans invited to vote on newest peanut-flavored line-up

M&M fans invited to vote on newest peanut-flavored line-up

The company behind the beloved chocolate-covered peanut treats is asking its American fans to decide on the newest addition to the M&M family to celebrate its 75th anniversary. Dubbed a nationwide Flavor Vote, Mars Chocolate North America has given consumers the chance to pick a new flavor combination of M&M’s. Voters can express their choice […]

30.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Armani launches trio of new fragrances

Armani launches trio of new fragrances

Giorgio Armani has announced that Barbara Palvin is the face of a trio of new perfumes, Acqua di Gioia, Air Di Gioia and Sun Di Gioia. The campaign for the new fragrances were filmed on location in Corsica, France, featuring the 22 year-old Hungarian model. Palvin has previously appeared on numerous magazine covers and walked […]

30.03.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Who is Hailey Baldwin, fashion’s rising star?

Who is Hailey Baldwin, fashion’s rising star?

Hailey Baldwin has been snapped up by IMG Models, meaning superstardom is surely within sight for the daughter of Hollywood actor and director Stephen Baldwin. But who exactly is the newest ‘It’ model on the scene? According to WWD, the teenage beauty has just signed a global contract with IMG, the agency that counts Gigi Hadid […]

30.03.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars ·
Disney releases epic new trailer for “Alice Through The Looking Glass”

Disney releases epic new trailer for “Alice Through The Looking Glass”

The new trailer for Tim Burton’s sequel to 2010’s “Alice in Wonderland” features cast from the original film and some new faces. This summer’s upcoming 3D blockbuster reunites Johnny Depp as the notorious Mad Hatter, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Sheen and Mia Wasikowska as Alice. Entertainment source Deadline reveals that the sequel introduces Sacha Baron […]

30.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Toyota moves mountains to improve mobility

Toyota moves mountains to improve mobility

Toyota is examining how to ensure older people — even in the most remote regions — can remain mobile and healthy with a new three-year project in Japan’s Aichi Prefecture. The Asuke Mobility Project is a 360-million-yen ($3.2 million) undertaking in partnership with Nagoya University that will do more than simply provide the city’s elderly […]

30.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Motoring ·
European consumers catch the video streaming bug

European consumers catch the video streaming bug

The popularity of Over The Top (OTT) video is growing fast particularly in France and the UK. According to new data released by Parks Associates on Tuesday, over half of UK and French (55% and 51%, respectively) broadband internet households are now turning to online channels for their TV and video fix. Until now, it […]

30.03.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
JC de Vera launches debut album

JC de Vera launches debut album

Actor JC de Vera is now a certified recording artist as he launched his debut album “Stellar” under Ivory Records. “The whole album is about a dream. It started with a dream about a guy falling in love with a girl. Alam mo ‘yon kapag sinabi mong stellar, constellation, stars, kapag nagdi-dream ka at night, […]

30.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Roxas camp shrugs off SWS mobile survey; Poe ‘overwhelmed’

Roxas camp shrugs off SWS mobile survey; Poe ‘overwhelmed’

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The camp of administration presidential bet Mar Roxas on Friday downplayed the results of a survey showing Senator Grace Poe as the top choice among voters after the second leg of the PiliPinas Debates 2016 last Sunday. “I think it’s a survey through mobile phones. It’s not reflective of the real score. […]

30.03.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
S. Korea, Japan guarded over Trump’s foreign policy plans

S. Korea, Japan guarded over Trump’s foreign policy plans

Seoul, South Korea | AFP |   – South Korea and Japan offered muted reactions Monday to Donald Trump’s suggestion that, as president, he would withdraw troops from both countries and allow them to develop their own nuclear arsenal. There are nearly 30,000 US troops permanently stationed in South Korea and 47,000 in Japan, with little appetite for nuclear weapons […]

30.03.2016 · Filled under: World News ·
State confirms STD cause of Zika virus

State confirms STD cause of Zika virus

SACRAMENTO – California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith today announced the first confirmed case of Zika virus acquired in California. This case involves transmission of Zika virus through sexual contact with a Zika-infected partner who returned from a country where Zika virus was circulating, not from […]

30.03.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, U.S. News ·
Cut the calories when eating out in different types of restaurant

Cut the calories when eating out in different types of restaurant

Eating out can be tough for dieters following a weight-loss program since it’s all too easy to give in to temptation. In fact, a main course, a dessert and a glass of wine can easily add up to 1,000 calories. However, there’s no need to miss out on a great evening with friends, as it’s always […]

Wedding beauty: get prep underway a month before the big day

Wedding beauty: get prep underway a month before the big day

Booking the venue and the caterer aren’t the only things to take care of when planning a wedding. To avoid last-minute hiccups, time should also be set aside for hair, makeup, beauty treatments, hair removal and a good dose of pampering. Here’s a look at what brides-to-be should get on their beauty schedules to make […]

29.03.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Lifestyle ·
‘Batman v Superman’ pows box office with $170.1 mn debut

‘Batman v Superman’ pows box office with $170.1 mn debut

Two iconic superheroes zapped the opposition as “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” leapt to the top of the North American box office in its opening weekend with $170. 1 million, industry estimates showed Sunday. That mammoth haul made it the best March launch ever and the sixth-biggest domestic opening weekend of all-time, the industry […]

29.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
PHL puts Marcos jewel images online to teach about graft

PHL puts Marcos jewel images online to teach about graft

Manila, Philippines | AFP |   – Philippine authorities are staging an online exhibition of jewelry owned by late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his family to try to educate a new generation about the corruption of that era. The postings on Facebook and Twitter by the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) come as the family tries to extend its […]

29.03.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Escudero wants special detention center for youth offenders

Escudero wants special detention center for youth offenders

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A separate detention facility exclusively for children and young people in conflict with the law should be constructed to better facilitate their rehabilitation, Senator Francis Escudero said Monday. In a statement, Escudero said he and running mate Senator Grace Poe plan to allocate funds for the construction of a juvenile detention center […]

29.03.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
How being a couple changed James, Nadine

How being a couple changed James, Nadine

Some say that if you find a job you love, you will never have to work a day in your life. Now, imagine landing your dream job and your dream partner. In a classic “hitting two birds with one stone” scenario, celebrity couple James Reid and Nadine Lustre are relishing their time together as they […]

29.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Apl. deAp gets a ‘spotlight’ at CHLA

Apl. deAp gets a ‘spotlight’ at CHLA

By Abner Galino POPULAR rapper Apl. deap has earned a “spotlight” at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA) celebrity charity wall for leading a campaign against blindness among children in the Philippines. Apl. deap, whose real name is Allan Pineda Lindo, came to the CHLA at Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles on Thursday and took […]

29.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Local News, Music, Services ·
Newest Tesla electric will aim at middle market

Newest Tesla electric will aim at middle market

By Luc Olinga New York, United States | AFP |   – Tesla is set to unveil the Model 3, its long-anticipated pitch to middle class drivers and a key component in founder Elon Musk’s vision to mainstream the electric car. Tesla Motors, until now a purveyor of luxurious all-electric cars with equally luxurious price-tags, plans to sell the Model […]

28.03.2016 · Filled under: News ·
Moderate consumption of alcohol may not offer health benefits, say researchers

Moderate consumption of alcohol may not offer health benefits, say researchers

Drinking moderate amounts of alcohol may not be as beneficial as previously thought, according to Canadian researchers. Researchers reviewed 87 long-term studies on alcohol and death rates and found that there are “reasons to be skeptical” in terms of the benefits of alcohol. Some previous studies had shown that moderate drinking could contribute to a […]

28.03.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
US company to sell smartphone-shaped gun

US company to sell smartphone-shaped gun

Washington, United States | AFP | Monday 3/28/2016 – Americans will soon be able to buy a smartphone-shaped gun that can hold two bullets and easily slip into a pocket. The Minnesota-based company Ideal Conceal says it will sell the new weapon from mid-2016. “Ingeniously designed to resemble a smartphone, yet with one click of the safety it opens and […]

28.03.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

US governor rejects Georgia bill deemed anti-gay

By Jennie Matthew New York, United States | AFP | Monday 3/28/2016 – The Republican governor of Georgia on Monday rejected a “religious freedoms” bill that giant corporations, Hollywood and activists bitterly complained would infringe gay rights in the southeastern US state. It made Nathan Deal the second Republican governor this month to oppose legislation deemed to discriminate against the […]

28.03.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

Bomb scare forces evacuation at Ateneo

MANILA, Mar 28 (Mabuhay) – Students and employees evacuated Ateneo De Manila University (AdMU) on Monday due to a bomb scare. The Guidon, the official AdMU student publication, reported on Twitter that Of?ce for Student Services (OSS) director Cholo Mallillin ordered the evacuation at around 9 a.m. “This is not a drill. We have an […]

28.03.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Learning graft in Marcos jewels

Learning graft in Marcos jewels

Manila, Philippines | AFP | Monday 3/28/2016 – Philippine authorities are staging an online exhibition of jewelry owned by late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his family to try to educate a new generation about the corruption of that era. The postings on Facebook and Twitter by the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) come as the family tries to extend […]

28.03.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·

S. Korea, Japan guarded over Trump’s foreign policy plans

Seoul, South Korea | AFP | Monday 3/28/2016 – South Korea and Japan offered muted reactions Monday to Donald Trump’s suggestion that, as president, he would withdraw troops from both countries and allow them to develop their own nuclear arsenal. There are nearly 30,000 US troops permanently stationed in South Korea and 47,000 in Japan, with little appetite for nuclear […]

28.03.2016 · Filled under: World News ·
Kerry says GOP campaign ‘an embarrassment’

Kerry says GOP campaign ‘an embarrassment’

President Barack Obama talks with Secretary of State John Kerry in the Oval Office, Nov. 1, 2013. Both US officials were supposed to go to the Philippines, but were scuttled by the shutdown and an earlier typhoon. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)President Barack Obama talks with Secretary of State John Kerry in the […]

28.03.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

Facebook apologizes for Safety Check glitch after Pakistan blast

San Francisco, United States | AFP |   – Facebook apologized on Sunday for a bug that sent a Safety Check notification to users around the world following a deadly suicide bombing in Pakistan. Facebook users from Honolulu to Brussels and Cairo to Hong Kong were baffled by the notification, a feature that lets users signal to friends that […]

28.03.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
David Beckham buys land for Miami stadium

David Beckham buys land for Miami stadium

Former England football great David Beckham has taken a key step towards his goal of launching a Major League Soccer franchise by buying land for a stadium in Miami, one of his partners said Thursday. Beckham’s group of investors acquired land in the Overtown neighborhood northwest of downtown in the Florida city. “Big News: We’ve […]

25.03.2016 · Filled under: Home & Garden, International Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
Study finds ‘unacceptably high’ levels of sugar in fruit juices and smoothies marketed to children

Study finds ‘unacceptably high’ levels of sugar in fruit juices and smoothies marketed to children

Almost half of the fruit juices and smoothies marketed to children contain the equivalent of a child’s entire maximum daily recommended sugar intake, new British research has found.   Whether at breakfast or for an afternoon snack, it’s better to give kids a piece of fresh fruit rather than fruit juice — even 100% pure […]

25.03.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Victoria’s Secret names the sexiest things for 2016

Victoria’s Secret names the sexiest things for 2016

Victoria’s Secret has released the ultimate guide to the sexiest people, places and things for the coming year. The lingerie giant’s 2016 ‘What is Sexy?’ list honors Hollywood’s strongest, most powerful and aspirational women. In top place is pop star Jennifer Lopez, awarded the overall title of ‘Forever Sexy’. When it comes to dividing the […]

25.03.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Lifestyle ·
US comedian and actor Garry Shandling dies

US comedian and actor Garry Shandling dies

US comedian and actor Garry Shandling, best known for his late-night talk show series “The Larry Sanders Show” and his quirky sitcom “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show,” died on Thursday at age 66. Los Angeles police said paramedics were called to the comedian’s home and he was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. […]

25.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Chinese national admits hacking US defense firms

Chinese national admits hacking US defense firms

By Rob Lever Washington, United States | AFP |   – A Chinese national pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges stemming from the hacking of trade secrets from US defense contractors, including plans for transport and fighter jets, officials said. Su Bin, 50, had been charged in a 2014 indictment with hacking into the computer networks of Boeing and other […]

25.03.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Jealous husband hampers Donna’s acting comeback

Jealous husband hampers Donna’s acting comeback

Donna Cruz was only 21 years old and at the peak of her career when she surprised everyone by marrying Dr. Yong Larrazabal and settling down for good in his native Cebu. Now 39, Donna is making a comeback after 18 long years with a Star Music album, “Now and Forever”. Any regrets that she […]

25.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
LA to host All-Star Game for record sixth time in 2018

LA to host All-Star Game for record sixth time in 2018

Los Angeles, United States | AFP |   – Los Angeles was named by the NBA on Tuesday as the host city for the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, the record sixth time the Southern California metropolis will stage the event. The 67th showdown between elite squads from the Eastern and Western conferences will be played February 18, 2018, at the […]

25.03.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Sports & Recreation ·
Investors agri, manufacturing, S&T examined eyed Washington

Investors agri, manufacturing, S&T examined eyed Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Secretary Virgilio De los Reyes of the Philippine Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and a panel of senior Philippine officials recently discussed the “opportunities and challenges” in Philippine agriculture, manufacturing, and science and technology, highlighting the country’s economic growth, the inclusiveness of progress, the sustainability of reforms, and the quality of the Filipino workforce. […]

25.03.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Fox denounces Trump ‘sick obsession’ with journalist

Fox denounces Trump ‘sick obsession’ with journalist

New York, United States | AFP |   – Fox News renewed its bitter dispute with Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, accusing him of harboring a “sick obsession” with prominent news anchor Megyn Kelly and waging a campaign of crude verbal abuse against her. The strongly worded riposte is the latest episode in a simmering, months-long feud between the influential […]

24.03.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Domino’s to trial robots for pizza delivery

Domino’s to trial robots for pizza delivery

Fast food giant Domino’s is to trial pizza delivery robots in New Zealand, it said Friday, describing the hi-tech, driverless units as a world first. In a move enthusiastically backed by the New Zealand government, Domino’s said it was working with authorities on plans to roll out its DRU (Domino’s Robotic Unit). The four-wheeler, developed […]

24.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
UN condemns ‘unacceptable’ N. Korea missile tests

UN condemns ‘unacceptable’ N. Korea missile tests

By Carole Landry United Nations, United States | AFP |   – The UN Security Council on Friday strongly condemned North Korea over its ballistic missile launches and demanded Pyongyang to refrain from further violations of UN resolutions. Backed by China, Pyongyang’s ally, the council said in a unanimous statement that “all these launches were unacceptable” and “constituted a […]

24.03.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Palace official likens presidential bets to ‘Fantastic Four’

Palace official likens presidential bets to ‘Fantastic Four’

MANILA   (Mabuhay) – The four presidential candidates who faced off in the second leg of the PiliPinas Debates 2016 in Cebu City were like the “Fantastic Four,” a Malacañang official said Monday. In a media briefing, Undersecretary Manuel Quezon III of the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office (PCDSPO) likened Vice President Jejomar Binay […]

24.03.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Why Liza feels Enrique is ‘destined’ for her

Why Liza feels Enrique is ‘destined’ for her

Liza Soberano, the star of the hit primetime series “Dolce Amore,” believes actor Enrique Gil was, in a way, destined to be her onscreen partner. The 18-year-old Soberano admitted that she was supposed to be paired with Gil for the 2011 remake of “Mula sa Puso.” Her part, however, went to Lauren Young. Soberano, who, […]

24.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Toyota unleashes new Prius Prime

Toyota unleashes new Prius Prime

Toyota unveiled its new Prius Prime on Wednesday at the 2016 New York International Auto Show, featuring an efficient model with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. The new Prius boasts the highest MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent) of any plug-in hybrid, running on an estimated 120 or more MPGe — making it 26 percent more efficient […]

24.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Kenan and Kel to reunite for an ‘All That’ anniversary special

Kenan and Kel to reunite for an ‘All That’ anniversary special

1990s US comedy duo Kenan & Kel are set to reunite for a special anniversary episode of “All That” reports NME. Kenan and Kel — full names Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell — originally found fame back in the 90s on the Nickelodeon comedy show. They later went on to film the 1997 movie “Good Burger” based […]

24.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Before ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ hits the big screen, catch up on the main trailers

Before ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ hits the big screen, catch up on the main trailers

With “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” rolling out the week of March 25, we sift through six of the superhero film’s biggest trailers; the adventurous can see if they can correctly piece together the film’s true plot, despite Warner Bros’ apparent trailer-cutting cleverness. Official Teaser Trailer – April 17, 2015 Who is Superman – […]

24.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Get up and walk on National Walking Day, April 6

Get up and walk on National Walking Day, April 6

American Heart Association, Union Bank to host group walk in downtown LA LOS ANGELES, March 23, 2016 – Heart disease is the nation’s No. 1 killer and stroke is the leading cause of disability. LA’s workforce can make a positive impact on their heart and brain health, starting with simple steps – take 30 minutes of the […]

24.03.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Emma Stone To Play Kennedy Sister In Upcoming Film

Emma Stone To Play Kennedy Sister In Upcoming Film

Oscar-nominated actress Emma Stone has been tapped to star in “Letters to Rosemary” – a film based on the final days of John F. Kennedy’s sister. According to Variety, Stone is set to play Rosemary Kennedy in the biopic, which will explore the life of the eldest daughter of Joseph and Rose Kennedy who suffered from […]

22.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Monochromatic makeup looks for spring

Monochromatic makeup looks for spring

Getting your beauty look on point has never been easier, thanks to the ‘monochromatic makeup’ trend doing the rounds. The concept of monochromatic makeup, which involves sporting a similar hue on your eyes, lips, cheeks (and potentially even nails), has been around for a while, but celebrities have been embracing it lately as the perfect […]

22.03.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars, Lifestyle ·
Bangladesh central bank ‘complicit’ in heist: minister

Bangladesh central bank ‘complicit’ in heist: minister

By Sam Jahan Dhaka, Bangladesh | AFP |   – The Bangladesh finance minister has accused central bank officials of being complicit in an audacious $81 million theft from an overseas account, in an interview with a leading Bengali newspaper published Friday. Hackers stole the money from the Bangladesh Bank’s account with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on […]

22.03.2016 · Filled under: World News ·
UN agency: SC ruling on Poe a victory for foundlings, stateless

UN agency: SC ruling on Poe a victory for foundlings, stateless

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the Philippines has welcomed the Supreme Court’s (SC) landmark ruling “favoring foundlings as citizens,” referring to the high tribunal’s decision to allow Sen. Grace Poe to run for president in the May polls. UNHCR country representative Bernard Kerblat highlighted that the Philippines has […]

22.03.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Bea, Zanjoe together with friends

Bea, Zanjoe together with friends

It looks like former couple Zanjoe Marudo and Bea Alonzo are still in good terms even after their breakup. Almost two months since Marudo confirmed his split with the actress, the two were spotted together recently. Based on the Instagram posts of their companions, Marudo and Alonzo had lunch at a restaurant in Quezon City […]

22.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Michelin launching guide in Seoul signals rise of neo-Korean cuisine

Michelin launching guide in Seoul signals rise of neo-Korean cuisine

News that Michelin will be launching its first hotel and restaurant guide for Seoul is the latest sign pointing to the city’s burgeoning fine dining scene and rise of neo-Korean cuisine. In a few weeks, the bustling South Korean capital will be crawling with anonymous Michelin inspectors, who possess the power to pronounce which restaurants […]

Mitt Romney to vote for Trump rival Cruz in primary

Mitt Romney to vote for Trump rival Cruz in primary

Washington, United States | AFP |   – Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican nominee for the White House, said Friday he will vote for Ted Cruz in next week’s Utah primary, all but endorsing the arch-conservative senator as he seeks to derail Donald Trump’s nomination bid. Romney, who has led the charge among party elites to prevent the celebrity billionaire […]

22.03.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Commission asks next President to take bold steps to combat climate change

Commission asks next President to take bold steps to combat climate change

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Climate Change Commission (CCC) wants those running for office in the May elections, especially presidential aspirants, to include in their agenda steps to combat climate change and its far-reaching effects on food security, health, livelihood, and poverty. Vice chairperson of the CCC, Secretary Emmanuel de Guzman, said on Saturday that environmental […]

22.03.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Philippine News ·
‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ big winner at the Empire Awards

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ big winner at the Empire Awards

Empire magazine hosted its annual awards ceremony in London last night, with “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” the night’s big winner. The most recent “Star Wars” installment picked up five prizes in total, including Best Newcomer Awards for John Boyega and Daisy Ridley, and Best Director for JJ Abrams. “Mad Max: Fury Road” wasn’t far behind […]

22.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Margot Robbie tipped to play discgraced ice skater Tonya Harding in biopic

Margot Robbie tipped to play discgraced ice skater Tonya Harding in biopic

Actress Margot Robbie has reportedly signed on play disgraced Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding in a movie which will explore her connection to the infamous 1994 attack on skating rival Nancy Kerrigan. The script for the film, titled “I, Tonya”, was penned by Steven Rogers – also responsible for “Kate & Leopold” and “Love the Coopers” – […]

22.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Prehistoric kitchen tools boosted human evolution: study

Prehistoric kitchen tools boosted human evolution: study

Developing tools with which to slice and mash their food meant our ancestors needed to chew much less, leaving more time for honing language and other skills instead, evolutionary scientists said Wednesday. About 2.5 million years ago, a big shift was observed in the hominin family comprising modern humans and all our ancestors — away […]

21.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
CFDA Fashion Awards nominees: Marc Jacobs, Olsen twins, Altuzarra, Bowie

CFDA Fashion Awards nominees: Marc Jacobs, Olsen twins, Altuzarra, Bowie

Nominees in six categories spanning Womenswear, Menswear and Accessories have been annonuced by the Council for Fashion Designers of America in advance of its 2016 award ceremony on June 6th. Joseph Altuzarra of Altuzarra, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler, and Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen of The Row all picked up double nominations […]

18.03.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Lifestyle ·
Give Mother Earth a break, switch off power for one hour, says Climate Change Commission

Give Mother Earth a break, switch off power for one hour, says Climate Change Commission

MANILA, Mar 18 (Mabuhay) — Even Mother Earth needs some time off. Climate Change Commission Secretary Emmanuel de Guzman made the statement as he appealed to the country to observe on Saturday (March 19) between 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm the annual Earth Hour awareness campaign celebrated across the globe. “Nature has been working hard […]

18.03.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Philippine News ·
AMLC chair eyes easing of bank secrecy law

AMLC chair eyes easing of bank secrecy law

MANILA, Mar 18 (Mabuhay) — The country’s “very strict” bank secrecy law is hampering prevention of money laundering, such as the first ever cross-border entry of dirty money that found its way into the Philippine financial system and casinos, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Amando M. Tetangco Jr. said Friday. Tetangco, who also chairs […]

18.03.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Aiko praises Kim Chiu for her humility

Aiko praises Kim Chiu for her humility

Aiko Melendez has been vocal about her admiration for Kim Chiu but working with her on “The Story of Us” only made her respect the young actress even more. Melendez said she has been keeping track of Chiu’s career even before. “I follow her work and I always have good words for her. When I […]

18.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Put meditation on the menu to boost weight loss success

Put meditation on the menu to boost weight loss success

When embarking on a diet, the focus is usually on healthy eating and exercise. Learning to manage emotions is rarely part of the regime, but growing research suggests it should be, as learning to breathe, focus, tune into the body, and avoid comfort eating during periods of emotional turmoil can help keep weight stable. Here’s […]

18.03.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
2nd Lakambini Ng Kalayaan Cultural Pageant calls for participants

2nd Lakambini Ng Kalayaan Cultural Pageant calls for participants

Los Angeles – The Lakambini Ng Kalayaan 2016 is back in its full glory. And organizers of The Lakambini Ng Kalayaan 2016 are calling for participants to join the cultural pageant of community organizations that will take place on June 3 in Los Angeles. The winner of The Lakambini Ng Kalayaan will be the muse of the […]

18.03.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Contests, Happenings, Local News ·
PHL advances China sea dispute, other issues with US lawmakers

PHL advances China sea dispute, other issues with US lawmakers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Philippine Government officials engaged US legislators on 15-16 March 2016 to mobilize Congressional support for key Philippine advocacies in the United States. On 15 March, Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. and Acting Secretary of Justice Emmanuel L. Caparas led the Philippine delegation in separate meetings with Senator […]

18.03.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Poe sees repeat of ‘Hello Garci’ if Comelec reverts to manual polls

Poe sees repeat of ‘Hello Garci’ if Comelec reverts to manual polls

MANILA (Mabuhay) — STA. ROSA, Laguna—Senator Grace Poe has expressed fear that the alleged massive cheating that occurred during the 2004 elections will happen again if the Commission on Elections (Comelec) postpones the May 9 elections or revert to manual voting. Poe on Tuesday dismissed the Comelec’s suggestion for a “po-el” or postponement of elections […]

16.03.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Entry-level iPhone and new iPad expected at Apple keynote, March 21

Entry-level iPhone and new iPad expected at Apple keynote, March 21

Tim Cook and Apple have summoned the press to another keynote on Monday, March 21, 2016. These Apple events see the American manufacturer unveil new products and innovations, with an entry-level iPhone and a new iPad expected at the upcoming edition. A new 4-inch iPhone? The main announcement at the March keynote is expected to be […]

16.03.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
Pope to join Bieber and co. on Instagram

Pope to join Bieber and co. on Instagram

Pope Francis will make his Instagram debut on Saturday, joining the likes of Justin Bieber and Cristiano Ronaldo on the image-sharing forum under the handle Franciscus, the Vatican confirmed Wednesday. The date for the pontiff’s debut on the celebrity-dominated social medium was chosen by the 79-year-old himself as it marks the third anniversary of his […]

16.03.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
Foster, Clooney, Roberts thriller ‘Money Monster’ set for Cannes

Foster, Clooney, Roberts thriller ‘Money Monster’ set for Cannes

The Julia Roberts and George Clooney thriller, “Money Monster,” directed by Jodie Foster, is to be shown at the 2016 Cannes International Film Festival in May. Clooney plays Lee Gates, the host of a talk show specializing in stock market matters, and Roberts is his producer, Patty Fenn. After one of Gates’ recommended purchases turns […]

16.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Dior sets May date for London show

Dior sets May date for London show

A May 31 show at Blenheim Palace could mark a debut for Dior’s new Creative Director. With Raf Simons having vacated the Creative Director’s position in October 2015, Jonathan Saunders is said to be the Dior pick for Simons’ successor. With Saunders having left Pollini in December 2015, as well as surrendering his own well […]

16.03.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Lifestyle ·
Diego Loyzaga asks for patience after being tagged in mauling

Diego Loyzaga asks for patience after being tagged in mauling

MANILA (Mabuhay) — TV personality Diego Loyzaga, the son of actor Cesar Montano, who was allegedly involved in mauling two men at a posh Taguig City club last Sunday asked for patience as his camp has yet issue a statement on the incident. “I’d like to kindly ask for your patience regarding the issue involving […]

16.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Trump spurs Latinos to citizenship so they can vote – against him

Trump spurs Latinos to citizenship so they can vote – against him

By Sara Puig Los Angeles, United States | AFP |   – Frontrunner Donald Trump has pledged to deport and keep out illegal immigrants, but the brash billionaire’s rhetoric is inspiring some Hispanics to become citizens so they can vote against him. “I feel threatened by the political situation,” said Maria Orozco, a 36-year-old screenwriter in Los Angeles. She […]

16.03.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
SC grants Gloria Arroyo three-day birthday furlough

SC grants Gloria Arroyo three-day birthday furlough

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Supreme Court has granted a request from former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to have a birthday furlough next month. At a press briefing, SC spokesman Theodore Te said the furlough will be from April 4 to 6. Mrs. Arroyo had originally asked that she be allowed to leave the hospital for five […]

16.03.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Al Gore in surprise visit to Tacloban – Haiyan ground zero

Al Gore in surprise visit to Tacloban – Haiyan ground zero

Tacloban, Philippines | AFP |   – Climate change activist and former US vice president Al Gore made a surprise visit Saturday to an impoverished Philippine city ravaged by one of the strongest storms on record. The Nobel Peace Prize winner lit candles at a mass grave in Tacloban for thousands killed by Super Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, a picture […]

16.03.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Anne Curtis says no to wedding bells yet

Anne Curtis says no to wedding bells yet

Anne Curtis is not in a hurry to settle down and start a family. The 31-year-old Kapamilya actress explained that she wants to maximize her showbiz career and then tie the knot in two or three years’ time. “It comes on its own right time. Ako kasi napaka career driven ko and once you decide […]

16.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Spielberg, Ford on for fifth “Indiana Jones”

Spielberg, Ford on for fifth “Indiana Jones”

Franchise mainstays Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford will once again reprise their respective roles behind and in front of camera in a fifth “Indiana Jones” film set for July 2019. Lucasfilm owner Disney made the announcement on March 15, 2016, setting a release date of July 19, 2019 for the continuation of what will by […]

16.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Jennifer Beals signs up to ‘Taken’

Jennifer Beals signs up to ‘Taken’

Jennifer Beals is the latest star to join the cast of the TV remake of “Taken”. The actress will play the part of Christina Hart, the Special Deputy Director of National Intelligence in the NBC prequel to the popular movie franchise, Deadline reports. Beals will be joined on screen by Clive Standen, who will take on the […]

16.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
3rd Traditional Holy Week Pabasa in Historic Filipinotown March 24-25

3rd Traditional Holy Week Pabasa in Historic Filipinotown March 24-25

Los Angeles – The FILAM International-USA, The Philippine Institute of Language, Arts and Culture (PILAC) and the Filipino American Service Group Inc (FASGI)  cordially invite everyone  to the 3rd Year of “The Pabasa” – the Filipino cultural tradition of reading The Holy Bible Reading by singing in Pilipino during the Holy Week. The Pabasa (Bible Reading […]

15.03.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·

US police investigating if Trump ‘incited riot’

Miami, United States | AFP |   – North Carolina authorities said Monday they are looking into whether Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump incited a riot at a rally where a black protester was punched in the face by a supporter. It comes after a weekend of violent clashes and protests at Trump events and ahead of “Super Tuesday 2,” […]

15.03.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Tax time tips and reminders, courtesy of Wells Fargo

Tax time tips and reminders, courtesy of Wells Fargo

Forgetting about tax deductions or credits can be costly. It’s important to tell your tax preparer about your expenses, gifts and retirement plan contributions to help lessen your tax bill. Even if you prepare your own tax return, begin gathering this information now. Here is a “Top 10” list of tax tips that can easily […]

15.03.2016 · Filled under: Services ·
Valenzuela Mayor Gatchalian, 7 others face graft raps over Kentex fire

Valenzuela Mayor Gatchalian, 7 others face graft raps over Kentex fire

MANILA, Mar 15 (Mabuhay) — The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the filing of graft charges against Valenzuela City Mayor Rex Gatchalian and seven other individuals in connection with the fire that hit Kentex footwear factory in May 2015 and left 74 people dead. In a joint resolution recently signed by Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales, […]

15.03.2016 · Filled under: News ·
L’Oréal Paris pushes its augmented reality beauty app with new deal

L’Oréal Paris pushes its augmented reality beauty app with new deal

L’Oréal Paris is investing in the development of its augmented reality app “Makeup Genius” by entering into an exclusive partnership with the augmented reality company behind the project, Image Metrics. Originally launched in 2014, Makeup Genius is essentially a mirror that relies on innovative technology developed by Image Metrics to let users apply makeup virtually […]

15.03.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Lifestyle ·
Subaru teases new Impreza ahead of New York

Subaru teases new Impreza ahead of New York

The 2016 New York Auto Show has been chosen as the location for the global debut of an all-new production ready Subaru. The Impreza is legendary for its blend of practicality and all-wheel-drive performance and although it’s lost its way in recent years, company bosses are promising that the new car will right some of […]

15.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Election postponement can give voters more time to reflect on choices — lawyer

Election postponement can give voters more time to reflect on choices — lawyer

MANILA, Mar 15 (Mabuhay) — Amid opposition on the possibility of the postponement of elections, an election lawyer on Tuesday said the window of time that will result in moving the date of the polls may have positive effects. In a statement, lawyer Romulo Macalintal said the period between May 9, the schedule of this […]

15.03.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Raymart admits he got traumatized

Raymart admits he got traumatized

MANILA, Mar 15 (Mabuhay) — RAYMART Santiago is glad that he now gets the chance to see kids Santino and Sabina regularly. “For two years, I didn’t get to see them kaya kahit paano, naapektuhan ‘yung closeness namin,” he said. “Now, it’s like I’m starting again. But when I’m with them, okay naman, kahit you […]

15.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Sen. Guingona wants casinos covered by anti-money laundering law

Sen. Guingona wants casinos covered by anti-money laundering law

MANILA, Mar 15 (Mabuhay) — Hours before the Senate blue ribbon panel starts probing into the $81 million money laundering scheme involving Philippine entities, panel chairman Senator Teofisto Guingona III said the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2001 has had its share of loopholes. “‘Yung casinos dapat mapailalim sa batas,” the senator said. The $81 million […]

15.03.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Why Maggie Wilson left showbiz

Why Maggie Wilson left showbiz

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– Maggie Wilson, who was crowned as Binibining Pilipinas-World in 2007, does not regret leaving showbiz behind to be a hands-on mom and wife to her son and husband. Wilson said her family is her top-most priority as of the moment and she likes to be around them in every important occasion. When […]

15.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Ferrari signs preliminary deal for theme park in China

Ferrari signs preliminary deal for theme park in China

Ferrari announced Thursday that it had signed a memorandum of understanding with two Chinese companies to build a theme park in China. The non-binding deal with Beijing Automotive and Biac Eternaland Property will, if implemented, see the two Chinese companies licensed to establish the park in a still-to-be-decided Chinese city. The luxury sportscar maker and […]

15.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Uniqlo x Liberty London spring collection goes on sale globally March 24

Uniqlo x Liberty London spring collection goes on sale globally March 24

Always on the lookout for new collaborations, Uniqlo has teamed up with the British brand Liberty London — known for its iconic fabrics — for a spring collection that goes big on florals. The collection includes over 20 items and will be available in the UK on March 18, before launching globally in stores and […]

14.03.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Lifestyle ·
Barbie, no warts and all, comes to Paris

Barbie, no warts and all, comes to Paris

For decades, Barbie has encouraged girls to reach for the stars, showing them through her endless reinventions that anything is possible. Now the girl who beat Neil Armstrong to the Moon has brought a lifetime of fine outfits and accessories to Paris to show them off to the world at the city’s Musee des Arts […]

14.03.2016 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
The eyes have it: scientists grow lenses from stem cells

The eyes have it: scientists grow lenses from stem cells

People suffering vision loss may one day have new corneas and lenses grown from their own cells, and be spared the invasive transplants required today, according to research published Wednesday. In papers published in the journal Nature, a research team said they had managed to engineer corneas from stem cells in the lab, while another […]

14.03.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
In wake of Grace Poe ruling, PNoy wants SC to clarify rules on citizenship

In wake of Grace Poe ruling, PNoy wants SC to clarify rules on citizenship

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Supreme Court (SC) justices ought to clarify Philippine laws on citizenship, President Benigno Aquino III said Wednesday, following the 9-6 vote of the tribunal allowing presidential candidate Senator Grace Poe to run in the May presidential race. Aquino said he also wanted an explanation of how Poe reacquired her Filipino citizenship since […]

14.03.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Jonalyn Viray is now a Kapamilya

Jonalyn Viray is now a Kapamilya

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Jonalyn Viray is now a Kapamilya, with the singer changing her screen name to Jona. Her first project is to interpret the theme song of the upcoming ABS-CBN series “We Will Survive”, which started last February 29 before “TV Patrol”. The soap stars Melai Cantiveros and Pokwang. “Siyempre very happy at kinakabahan […]

14.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Japanese women still face 100 day wait to remarry

Japanese women still face 100 day wait to remarry

Japanese women still face a 100 day wait before they can remarry following legal changes approved Tuesday by the country’s cabinet, a move condemned as discriminatory by a UN rights group. The approval, from conservative Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s administration on International Women’s Day, came after Japan’s Supreme Court ruled in December that the six-month […]

10.03.2016 · Filled under: Asian News, Beauty & Style, Lifestyle ·
Edgar Allan aims to fulfill dreams

Edgar Allan aims to fulfill dreams

His career may be on the upswing, thanks in part to his successful stint on “Your Face Sounds Familiar (YFSF)” last year, but Edgar Allan Guzman isn’t about to just take it easy. “Kung magkakaroon ng opportunity na ipagpatuloy ko ang pag-aaral ko, why not? Marami kasi akong nakikita na mga bata na nag-a-aral eh, […]

10.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Philippines impounds North Korean freighter based on latest resolution of United Nations

Philippines impounds North Korean freighter based on latest resolution of United Nations

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The government said it impounded the North Korean freighter Jin Teng being in Subic Bay Freeport based on sanction imposed by the United Nations after it carried out nuclear and ballistic missile tests. Quoting an update reports from the Department of Foreign Affairs, Undersecretary Manuel Quezon III said the Philippines has an […]

10.03.2016 · Filled under: Asian News ·

Palace affirms military assessment on presence of ISIS in PHL

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Malacanang said it is standing by the statement of the Armed Forces of the Philippines that there is no presence of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Mindanao despite the recent flare up of violence in the region in previous weeks. There were reports quoting security analysts mentioning about growing […]

10.03.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
New comedy coming from Jennifer Aniston and Jason Batemen

New comedy coming from Jennifer Aniston and Jason Batemen

Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman have teamed up to develop a comedy about a couple in which the wife is a high-powered business woman and Bateman plays a stay-at-home husband. Bateman will star, direct and produce the film titled “Significant Other” while Aniston will also star and executive produce, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In the […]

09.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
USCIS announces $10-M citizenship and integration grant opportunities

USCIS announces $10-M citizenship and integration grant opportunities

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is now accepting applications for two funding opportunities under the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program. These are competitive grant opportunities for organizations that prepare permanent residents for naturalization and promote civic integration through increased knowledge of English, U.S. history and civics. The two programs will provide up to $10 million in […]

09.03.2016 · Filled under: Services, U.S. News ·
Hilton partners with Peach Dish for ‘ready meal’ service

Hilton partners with Peach Dish for ‘ready meal’ service

Guests staying at the Hilton’s Homewood Suites can now order pre-portioned meal kits so that they can prepare home-cooked meals while on holiday. Hilton will test the service, which will give guests discounted access to Peach Dish’s services, at its Atlanta and Dallas suites. If the three-month trial is successful it will be rolled out […]

09.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
The hottest beauty collaborations of 2016 so far

The hottest beauty collaborations of 2016 so far

We might only be heading into spring, but 2016 has already revealed some exciting beauty collaborations. From Gwyneth Paltrow to Kylie Jenner, here are some of the stars making a move on the cosmetics industry this year. Gwyneth Paltrow x Goop Hollywood star Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle company Goop hit the headlines earlier this month with […]

09.03.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Sunshine Cruz on finding new love

Sunshine Cruz on finding new love

Sunshine Cruz does not see anything wrong if she finds new love. Three years after her separation from estranged husband Cesar Montano, the “Dolce Amore” actress said that they both deserve happiness. Cruz admitted that she had suitors before but decided not to entertain anyone because she has not found the right one. “Sana nga […]

09.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
The changing face of makeup revealed in new trend report

The changing face of makeup revealed in new trend report

Innovations in the makeup industry mean that cosmetics are taking on a new texture, according to a new beauty trend report. According to an expert panel selected by the global “MakeUp In” trade show, 2015 was the year when beauty companies started to invest in creating a more sensorial approach to cosmetics. From elastic formulas […]

09.03.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Lifestyle ·
California renews fight against big tobacco with historic regulations

California renews fight against big tobacco with historic regulations

(Sacramento, CA) – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) today presented on the Assembly floor one bill in a sweeping package to reduce smoking and fight tobacco-related diseases. SBX2 5, authored by Senator Mark Leno, bolsters public health protections by regulating e-cigarettes under the same laws that govern other cigarettes, such as those prohibiting smoking in certain […]

09.03.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
New York announces record 4.29 million jobs

New York announces record 4.29 million jobs

New York, United States | AFP |   – New York announced Monday that the city’s employment figures had risen to a record 4.29 million jobs with 249,000 jobs added since progressive Democrat Bill de Blasio became mayor two years ago. The city’s unemployment rate has fallen nearly three percent since de Blasio took office in January 2014, confounding initial […]

09.03.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Colombia reports more than 47,700 Zika cases

Colombia reports more than 47,700 Zika cases

Colombia has seen more than 47,700 cases of Zika, including thousands of pregnant women infected with the mosquito-borne virus, the country’s National Health Institute reported Saturday. A total of 8,890 pregnant women have come down with the disease, which has been tentatively linked to a serious birth defect known as microcephaly affecting babies born to […]

09.03.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, World News ·
Pilot shortage hits US regional airlines

Pilot shortage hits US regional airlines

By Luc Olinga New York, United States | AFP |   – Mid-sized and regional airlines in the US are suffering from a pilot shortage that could threaten the health of the broader US aviation industry. Some regional carriers have trimmed about five percent of their flights, cuts that have hit smaller airports, such as in Redding, California, or Erie, […]

09.03.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Escudero: Aquino should have focused on fair polls instead of campaign

Escudero: Aquino should have focused on fair polls instead of campaign

SAMBOAN, Cebu  (Mabuhay) –  Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero on Saturday said President Aquino should not have endorsed any candidate in the May elections to show that the polls will indeed be fair. “Nalungkot ako ng bahagya nung nagpasya si Pangulong Aquino na mag-endorso ng kandidato (I was slightly saddened by the decision of President Aquino […]

08.03.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Vic Sotto’s daughter Paulina engaged

Vic Sotto’s daughter Paulina engaged

Vic Sotto’s youngest daughter Paulina is now engaged to her non-showbiz long-term boyfriend Jed Llanes. In a series of Instagram posts by Sotto, Llanes was seen proposing to Paulina Sotto in front of their closest family and friends. “Before I met @jedllanes10, I really thought this wasn’t going to happen for me. I love you […]

08.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
S. Korea and Singapore nab top spot in world’s best airport ranking

S. Korea and Singapore nab top spot in world’s best airport ranking

Asia can claim bragging rights to being home to the world’s best airports, with South Korea, Singapore, and China taking the top three spots in a new airport ranking. Results of the 2015 Airport Service Quality Awards suggest that flyers passing through the major hubs in Asia are more likely to be satisfied with their […]

08.03.2016 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Science & Technology ·
BMW marks 100 years with a next century concept car

BMW marks 100 years with a next century concept car

Unveiled on Monday, the BMW Vision Next 100 is a glimpse at what the average premium car will look like in 2116, as the German luxury and sportscar firm marks its first century in business. The zero emissions concept is also zero compromise in that it uses cutting edge technology and learning algorithms to tailor […]

08.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Full tracklist of Zayn Malik album revealed

Full tracklist of Zayn Malik album revealed

Zayn Malik has released the tracklist for his upcoming album “Mind of Mine.” The former One Direction member released the tracks from his debut as a solo artist on Twitter. His first single “Pillowtalk” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album drops March 25. Here’s the final tracklist, with its creative spelling […]

08.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Robert Pattinson reveals plans to launch his own clothing line

Robert Pattinson reveals plans to launch his own clothing line

Move over Kanye. Robert Pattinson has declared his ambitions to become a fashion designer. Already a model for Dior, the actor told Numero magazine that he’s begun work on a fashion line that will be influenced by styles around the world. When asked if he’s ever thought of writing or directing a film, Pattinson dodged […]

08.03.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Lifestyle ·
World’s costliest train station to open at site of NY’s 9/11 tragedy

World’s costliest train station to open at site of NY’s 9/11 tragedy

New York on Thursday opens the most expensive train station in the world, on the site of the World Trade Center destroyed 14 years ago in the 9/11 attacks. Twelve years in the making, there will be no official ceremony to mark the 3 pm opening to rail commuters of the World Trade Center Transportation […]

08.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring ·
Asia’s tuk-tuks providing a wheel boost to Africa

Asia’s tuk-tuks providing a wheel boost to Africa

Omnipresent on the chaotic streets of Mumbai, Jakarta and Bangkok, Asia’s three-wheeled “tuk-tuk” has now come to Africa — and with a two-fold bonus: providing much-needed jobs and slashing accidents. Cheap to run and safer than the traditional motorcycle taxi, the auto-rickshaw is an increasingly common sight trundling along the traffic-choked streets of the continent’s […]

08.03.2016 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Motoring ·
The top 10 cities with the best downtowns in the US

The top 10 cities with the best downtowns in the US

Alexandria, Virginia has been named the best downtown in America in a new list looking at small to mid-size cities. Livability.com, a community marketing agency, released their list of The Top 10 Best Downtowns 2016, giving Alexandria the top spot over 2,000 cities. Using data from the US Census Bureau, US Department of Agriculture and […]

08.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Dawn Chang calls it quits with Australian BF

Dawn Chang calls it quits with Australian BF

Former “Pinoy Big Brother 737” housemate Dawn Chang has decided to call it quits with her non-showbiz Australian boyfriend. Chang, who has been in a relationship with Cameron for more than two years, explained that her decision was due to her boyfriend’s frustration about their lack of time for each other. “Bilang ang laking change, […]

08.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Parents are grumpy about Disney’s price hikes at the happiest place on earth

Parents are grumpy about Disney’s price hikes at the happiest place on earth

There’s a lot of grumbling about the happiest place on earth following news that Disney is hiking admission prices in an effort to ease traffic during peak season. Introduced this week, Disney’s new tiered system for one-day tickets will make visits to the parks more expensive during peak periods like spring break, the winter holidays […]

08.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment ·
Carl’s Jr. opens first restaurant in Japan as part of Asian expansion

Carl’s Jr. opens first restaurant in Japan as part of Asian expansion

The opening of Japan’s first Carl’s Jr. burger joint in Tokyo attracted snaking lines and overnight visitors over the weekend, with customers willing to wait hours for their first bite and the chance to win a year’s worth of free burgers. Parent company CKE Restaurant Holdings is hoping to capitalize on the largest burger market […]

07.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Film adaptation of ‘Downton Abbey’ possibility: producer

Film adaptation of ‘Downton Abbey’ possibility: producer

While the British period drama “Downton Abbey” may have come to an end, there’s already talk that the series could come back to life on the big screen. The final episode of the wildly popular series aired Sunday in the US, wrapping up the story lines of different members of the Crawley household after six […]

07.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
Isabella Rossellini returns to Lancôme

Isabella Rossellini returns to Lancôme

Isabella Rossellini has landed a new role as the latest muse for the beauty house Lancôme. The Italian actress, director and style icon is teaming up with the French cosmetics brand on a mission to “spread the brand’s particular vision of femininity to the four corners of the earth”. The news marks the second act […]

N. Korea threatens nuclear strikes over South-US military drills

N. Korea threatens nuclear strikes over South-US military drills

By Hwang Sung-Hee Seoul, South Korea | AFP | Monday 3/7/2016 – North Korea threatened pre-emptive and “indiscriminate” nuclear strikes against South Korea and the United States on Monday, as the two allies kicked off their annual, large-scale military exercises. The drills always raise tensions on the divided Korean peninsula and the situation is particularly volatile this year, given the […]

07.03.2016 · Filled under: World News ·
Rica Peralejo suffers miscarriage

Rica Peralejo suffers miscarriage

Just days after announcing her pregnancy, actress Rica Peralejo shared some devastating news on her blog on Wednesday. The 34-year-old Peralejo revealed that she lost her baby two months into her pregnancy. “One of my biggest fears has been realized…I lost the baby in my womb,” she wrote on a blog post titled “Pain and […]

07.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Poe to SC: Allow people to choose next president

Poe to SC: Allow people to choose next president

MANILA, Mar 7 (Mabuhay) – Senator Grace Poe expressed hope on Monday that the Supreme Court would allow the people to choose their next leader. “Sa ating mga kababayan, kami po ay patuloy na nananalangin at kumpiyansa sapagkat sa mga narinig natin doon sa Supreme Court justice mismo—Chief Justice—ang sabi niya ang mga Pilipino, mga […]

07.03.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
First case of Zika virus detected in PHL since 2012

First case of Zika virus detected in PHL since 2012

Manila, Philippines | AFP |   – An American woman was infected with the Zika virus while visiting the Philippines, health department officials said Sunday, the first  case detected in the country for several years. Health Secretary Janette Garin said the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US-CDC) had informed her that a US resident who stayed in the […]

07.03.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Philippine News ·
BlackBerry Priv now available

BlackBerry Priv now available

BlackBerry Priv is now available for purchase on the Verizon online store. The Priv is BlackBerry’s first Android device, which has a total storage capacity of 160 GB. The company also has plans for additional devices in the future. The handset is selling for a full retail price of $720. It can also be purchased in […]

06.03.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
Italy global wine market king, US top tippler: study

Italy global wine market king, US top tippler: study

Italy was the biggest exporter and producer of wine in the world in 2015, while the United States consumed the most of the Mediterranean country’s prized nectar, a study published Wednesday showed. “Today, one bottle of wine exported in five is made in Italy, the biggest wine exporter in the world,” Italy’s Coldiretti agricultural association […]

06.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
The hottest beauty looks from Paris Fashion Week so far

The hottest beauty looks from Paris Fashion Week so far

Paris Fashion Week is nowhere near finished, but its catwalks have already revealed some strong beauty looks for Autumn / Winter 2016. Perhaps the look that generated the most headlines came courtesy of Balmain, where Creative Director Olivier Rousteing took his army of It models and mixed things up by dressing them in color swap wigs. […]

06.03.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Lifestyle ·
Two cans of energy drink a day can have negative effects on the heart, study finds

Two cans of energy drink a day can have negative effects on the heart, study finds

New research, presented at a meeting of the American Heart Association, has highlighted the negative effects of energy drinks on the heart. The beverages, containing sugar, caffeine and taurine, were found to trigger abnormal heart rhythms.  A clinical trial, led by researchers at the University of the Pacific and David Grant Medical Center in the USA, […]

06.03.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Sports & Recreation ·
Kris won’t comment on pregnancy of James Yap’s GF

Kris won’t comment on pregnancy of James Yap’s GF

TV host Kris Aquino took to social media to express her love for her youngest son following reports that her ex-husband, basketball player James Yap, and his Italian girlfriend are expecting a baby. In an Instagram post, Aquino said James “Bimby” Yap Jr. will “always have 100% of my heart and kuya’s heart,” referring to […]

06.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Trump triumph leaves Republican party in disarray

Trump triumph leaves Republican party in disarray

By Jim Mannion Washington, United States | AFP |   – Donald Trump’s triumphal march toward the Republican presidential nomination left his party in disarray Wednesday, as Democrats coalesced around their White House frontrunner Hillary Clinton after her slew of Super Tuesday victories. Both candidates emerged the clear winners on Tuesday after several party nominating contests, […]

06.03.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Labor groups ask SC’s help to standardize wages in PHL regardless of location

Labor groups ask SC’s help to standardize wages in PHL regardless of location

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Supreme Court on Thursday has been asked to order the standardization of a national minimum wage all over the Philippines. In a 28-page plea, the petitioners that included several labor groups and former Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello asked the high court to nullify, abolish, repeal and strike down as unconstitutional Republic […]

06.03.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
‘We don’t want your dirty money’, pope tells patrons

‘We don’t want your dirty money’, pope tells patrons

Vatican City, Holy See | AFP |  – Pope Francis Wednesday issued a stinging rebuke to rich patrons who offer the Church dirty money gained through exploitation, telling them to take back their cheques and burn them. “I think of some benefactors of the Church that say ‘take this offer for the Church’, and it […]

06.03.2016 · Filled under: World News ·
DHS launches pilot program on hiring alien workers

DHS launches pilot program on hiring alien workers

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced the launch of a Known Employer pilot to assess a new process for employers seeking to hire certain workers through employment-based visa categories. By modifying the process U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) uses to reviews an employer’s eligibility to sponsor individuals under certain employment-based […]

06.03.2016 · Filled under: Services, U.S. News ·
AARP seeks nomination for Asian American & Pacific Islander Community Hero Awards

AARP seeks nomination for Asian American & Pacific Islander Community Hero Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C – AARP is pleased to announce its new Asian American and Pacific Islander Community Hero Awards to acknowledge hard-working staff and volunteers of non-profit organizations. The call for nominations is open now until March 31, 2016 at AARP’s AAPI Community Facebook page. “We encourage everyone to nominate the passionate and committed individuals in […]

06.03.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Offers, Promotions, Services ·
Lancôme teams up with Sonia Rykiel on new cosmetics collection

Lancôme teams up with Sonia Rykiel on new cosmetics collection

Beauty brand Lancôme is teaming up with fashion house Sonia Rykiel on a new make-up collection for Fall 2016. The two French giants have come together to create a limited edition autumn range that is full of color, inspired by the joyful and liberated spirit of the Left Bank Parisian neighborhood of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the birthplace […]

05.03.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Lifestyle ·
Where Americans traveled to most in 2015

Where Americans traveled to most in 2015

Las Vegas was the most popular domestic vacation spot for US travelers last year, while London outranked Paris and Rome to be the most popular international destination. That’s according to the latest Hotel Price Index from Hotels.com, which provides a sweeping look at where Americans traveled in 2015; the types of deals they got; and […]

05.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Eating peanuts helps infants avoid allergy, even after pause

Eating peanuts helps infants avoid allergy, even after pause

Feeding infants small amounts of mashed-up peanuts early in life may help them avoid developing allergies, even if they stop eating peanuts for a year in early childhood, researchers said Friday. The findings in the New England Journal of Medicine have prompted global health authorities to reconsider long-held advice that babies should avoid certain foods, […]

05.03.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Jessica Biel’s Au Fudge family restaurant opening this week

Jessica Biel’s Au Fudge family restaurant opening this week

Hollywood actress Jessica Biel opens her family-friendly restaurant Au Fudge later this week With the idea to cater to both adults and children, Au Fudge, which shared a sneak peek with Eater, has a menu for everyone, delivering organic, healthy and wholesome dishes such as caesar salad with quinoa, but also crowd pleasers such as beef […]

05.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Hollywood Stars ·
Two L.A. City Controller reports show budget shortfall, pension liabilities

Two L.A. City Controller reports show budget shortfall, pension liabilities

LOS ANGELES – Controller Ron Galperin released two reports detailing the state of the City’s finances: The Financial Forecast Report, in which analysts in the Controller’s office make financial projections for the current and coming year; and the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), itemizing the City’s revenues, expenditures, assets and liabilities for fiscal year 2014-15 […]

05.03.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

PHL probes attack on IS-targeted top Saudi cleric

By Joel Guinto Zamboanga, Philippines | AFP |   – Philippine authorities were on Wednesday probing an assassination attempt against an influential Saudi preacher who was on an Islamic State hit list, after the gunman was killed and two suspects arrested. Preacher Sheikh Aaidh al-Qarni and Saudi diplomat Sheikh Turki Assaegh were both wounded in a […]

05.03.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·

Mexico won’t pay for Trump’s ‘terrible’ wall: minister

Mexico City, Mexico | AFP |   – Mexico will under no circumstances pay for the border wall that US presidential candidate Donald Trump has proposed building to stop illegal immigration, the Mexican finance minister said. “Let me say this emphatically and categorically: under no circumstances is Mexico going to pay for the wall that Mr Trump is proposing,” Finance […]

05.03.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
AF3IRM South Bay joins International Women’s Day March

AF3IRM South Bay joins International Women’s Day March

Long Beach, CA – Hazel Koons, coordinator of AF3IRM South Bay announced that the chapter will join the second annual International Women’s Day mass action on March 6 at 12 noon at the Los Angeles Police Department, 100 w. 1st  Street in  downtown Los Angeles. Koons said that a contigent of students, professionals from the […]

04.03.2016 · Filled under: Happenings ·
World Book Day – Nanie Guanlao and his free library in Manila

World Book Day – Nanie Guanlao and his free library in Manila

In the Makati district of Manila in the Philippines, there’s a large sign outside the front of an otherwise unassuming house stating “free reading to the public”. Over the last fifteen years, Ernando ‘Nanie’ Guanlao has transformed his home into a library, open to anyone and everyone. Starting with only 100 books, the 63 year-old former accountant has […]

03.03.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Books, Offers, Online, Promotions, Services ·
JK Rowling working on ‘Fantastic Beasts’ trilogy

JK Rowling working on ‘Fantastic Beasts’ trilogy

JK Rowling has confirmed on her Twitter account that she is working on a trilogy of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” films. The three films are a spin-off of her “Harry Potter” series. The “Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them” trilogy is set in New York City and takes place 70 years […]

03.03.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
Filipino community in Metro DC remembers EDSA in Embassy ‘Talakayan’

Filipino community in Metro DC remembers EDSA in Embassy ‘Talakayan’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Members of the Filipino community in the Metro DC area swapped stories and insights into the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution in a Talakayan held on 29 February 2016 at the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy. The Talakayan was jointly organized by the Embassy and the Philippine Arts, Letters and Media Council (PALM) to commemorate the […]

03.03.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Catwalk dreamers warned as Instagram creates new model army

Catwalk dreamers warned as Instagram creates new model army

As catwalk stars criss-cross the globe for fashion week season, modelling agencies are increasingly using social media worldwide to scout out their new faces, to the alarm of some. Leading agencies such as IMG, Elite and Nevs and fashion houses including Marc Jacobs have all taken to sites such as photo-sharing service Instagram to recruit […]

03.03.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Obamas to headline South by Southwest festival

Obamas to headline South by Southwest festival

US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama were announced Wednesday as headliners of South by Southwest, the celebrated showcase of cutting-edge technology and music. Obama will be the first sitting president to appear at the closely watched annual conference in Austin, Texas, famous for providing early exposure to platforms such as Twitter, Foursquare […]

Anne Curtis reacts to wedding rumor

Anne Curtis reacts to wedding rumor

Actress-host Anne Curtis reacted to rumors that she will tie the knot soon with her boyfriend, restaurateur Erwan Heussaff. This after her younger sister, Jasmine, hinted that the wedding is “just around the corner.” “I think it will happen soon. Like nararamdaman ko na siya and I’m excited for her. Super excited. It’s just around […]

03.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Morgan three-wheels into the future

Morgan three-wheels into the future

Eccentric boutique British carmaker Morgan, famed for its creations that use the 1930s and 40s as its design touchstones, has come right up to date for this year’s Geneva Motor Show with its first plug-in electric vehicle.  However despite meeting 21st century needs, there is no mistaking that the EV3 is anything other than a […]

02.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Bugs are recipe for success for French pasta maker

Bugs are recipe for success for French pasta maker

An artisanal pasta-maker in northeastern France is struggling to meet demand after adding a crunchy, protein-rich ingredient to the noodles: insects. “The name of the ingredient may be a turnoff, but it’s really delicious, especially with game meat,” smiles Alain Limon as he spreads cricket-flavoured fusilli on a drying rack. Limon, 52, is the only […]

02.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Production of ‘The Dark Tower’ begins

Production of ‘The Dark Tower’ begins

Production on the film version of Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower” has begun, reports Entertainment Weekly. The movie version of King’s eight-novel series has been in the works for some years now. Actors Idris Elba and Mathew McConaughey have been confirmed as having lead roles in the movie by writer Stephen King on hisTwitter account. […]

02.03.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Bobbi Brown creates a laid-back ‘Malibu Nudes’ makeup collection for spring 2016

Bobbi Brown creates a laid-back ‘Malibu Nudes’ makeup collection for spring 2016

The American cosmetics firm is releasing a new “Malibu Nudes” spring makeup line, focusing on natural and neutral shades for a carefree, effortless look, like after a day in the California sun. The collection is due out this month. As the seasons go by, Bobbi Brown updates her makeup collections with new inspirations. After taking […]

02.03.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars, Lifestyle ·
Boyzone and Westlife members join forces to create new boyband Boyzlife

Boyzone and Westlife members join forces to create new boyband Boyzlife

Boyzone’s Keith Duffy and Brian McFadden of Westlife are set to join forces to create new boyband Boyzlife reports The Sun. The duo will tour the UK as Boyzlife later this year, and could see other members of Boyzone and Westlife joining them in the future, “We all had a chat, the lads. We said it […]

02.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Nicole Scherzinger confirmed to join the cast of ABC’s ‘Dirty Dancing’

Nicole Scherzinger confirmed to join the cast of ABC’s ‘Dirty Dancing’

Nicole Scherzinger is set to join the cast of ABC/Lionsgate TV’s remake of “Dirty Dancing,” reports Deadline. Scherzinger will star as Penny, the dance partner of talented instructor Johnny in ABC’s three-hour “Dirty Dancing” remake. Johnny is set to be played by Cole Prattes in a role originally made famous by Patrick Swayze in the 1987 film. […]

02.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
China to secure ‘de facto’ control of S. China Sea: US admiral

China to secure ‘de facto’ control of S. China Sea: US admiral

By Thomas Watkins Washington, United States | AFP |  – China is on its way to securing “de facto” control of the South China Sea, a top US admiral warned Thursday, amid growing unease over Beijing’s continued military build up in the contested waterway. By building air bases and hardened bunkers on tiny islands, some of which are reclaimed […]

02.03.2016 · Filled under: World News ·
Why Maui Taylor, partner postpone wedding

Why Maui Taylor, partner postpone wedding

Former Viva Hot Babes member Maui Taylor and her boyfriend have decided to postpone their wedding to focus on their new baby. Taylor and her partner have been together for four years and now have two children: the eldest is 2 years old, while the other one is 5 months. “We were talking about proposals […]

02.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Historic MCO Tax vote keeps health care promise to California

Historic MCO Tax vote keeps health care promise to California

(SACRAMENTO, CA)- Today, Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland), Chair of the Assembly Public Health and Developmental Services Committee and Co-Chair of the Conference Committee in the Second Extraordinary Session, spoke in support of ABX2 1 and SBX2 2, which both passed the legislature today and moved on to the Governor’s desk. “Today’s vote was the result […]

02.03.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
SBA economic injury disaster loans available to small businesses

SBA economic injury disaster loans available to small businesses

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Small, nonfarm businesses in all 58 California counties and neighboring Arizona, Nevada and Oregon counties listed below are now eligible to apply for low‑interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). These loans offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by the drought that began January 1, 2016, announced […]

02.03.2016 · Filled under: Offers, Services, U.S. News ·
Oscars draws eight-year low US TV audience

Oscars draws eight-year low US TV audience

The ABC TV network said Monday 34. 34.3 million Americans watched the 2016 Oscars, the lowest ratings in eight years for the glitzy culmination to Hollywood’s annual awards season. Despite headlines generated by a race row embroiling the 88th Academy Awards, the audience was six percent down on last year’s 36.6 million in the same […]

01.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Sneaker label Vans celebrate their 50th Anniversary with music concerts around the world

Sneaker label Vans celebrate their 50th Anniversary with music concerts around the world

Sneaker label Vans have announced that they are to celebrate their 50th anniversary with a series of music concerts around the world, with acts such as Wu Tang Clan, Erykah Badu, Nas, and Jamie XX all taking part. The events will take place later this month between March 16 and 19. A full list of acts and […]

01.03.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Music ·
Restaurants get temporary reprieve in New York salt war

Restaurants get temporary reprieve in New York salt war

A New York court on Monday temporarily stopped the city from issuing fines to chain restaurants that don’t specifically label very salty items on their menus. New York is the first US city to adopt salt warnings on restaurant menus for food containing more than the daily recommended limit of 2.3 grams of sodium — […]

01.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Nervous Adele kicks off world tour in Belfast

Nervous Adele kicks off world tour in Belfast

Adele has kicked off her first world tour in four years with a concert in Belfast that received overwhelmingly positive reviews despite the bestselling singer’s bout of pre-gig nerves. The show in Northern Ireland’s main city late on Monday was sold out months in advance and fans came from as far as Japan and South […]

01.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Californians save 1.1-M acre-feet of water

Californians save 1.1-M acre-feet of water

Residents urged to stay focused on conservation SACRAMENTO – For the first time since June, California just missed Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s 25 percent water conservation mandate in January, as urban water suppliers reported a cumulative savings of 24.8 percent for the eight months since mandatory conservation began. With more than 1.1 million acre-feet […]

01.03.2016 · Filled under: Environment, U.S. News ·
Palace tells judiciary: Speed up cases of media killings

Palace tells judiciary: Speed up cases of media killings

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Saturday urged the judiciary to speed up the resolution of cases involving the killing of journalists in light of the call of a United Nations body for the Philippine government to probe the recent killing of a radio reporter in Mindanao. “There have been many instances when we have all […]

01.03.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
US presses China on non-militarization in West PHL Sea

US presses China on non-militarization in West PHL Sea

Washington, United States | AFP |  – The White House pressed Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday to expand his non-militarization pledge to cover the entire South China Sea, despite Beijing’s recent military activity in the area. Daniel Kritenbrink, senior director for Asian affairs at the National Security Council, spoke amid rising tensions between the two countries over China’s […]

01.03.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Piolo recalls meeting with Meryl Streep

Piolo recalls meeting with Meryl Streep

Actor Piolo Pascual shared his experience meeting Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep at the recently concluded Berlin International Film Festival. His movie with John Lloyd Cruz, “Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis” directed by Lav Diaz, won the Silver Bear in the 2016 festival, where Streep is a jury member. Aside from their meeting on the red carpet […]

01.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Xian Lim wants superhero role

Xian Lim wants superhero role

After the success of his latest movie with Vilma Santos and Angel Locsin, “Everything About Her”, Xian Lim said there are still many other roles that he wants to portray. He said, for one, that he has always wanted to play a superhero role. “Isang napakalaking opo,” he said. “Isa po ‘yan sa mga pangarap […]

01.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
PHL economic transformation to headline business and investment forum in NY

PHL economic transformation to headline business and investment forum in NY

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Philippines’ economic transformation due largely to good governance reforms will be the central theme of the Philippine Business and Investment Forum (PBIF) to be held on 03 March 2016 at the Metropolitan Ballroom of the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel in New York City. With growth rates of 7-10% possible in the next decade and […]

01.03.2016 · Filled under: Asian News ·
Bonta authors plan to end child poverty

Bonta authors plan to end child poverty

Bill to identify, prevent, and heal childhood trauma receives strong support from CDF (Sacramento, CA) – At the State Capitol, the Children’s Defense Fund of California (CDF) released its 2016 plan to end child poverty, ensure educational equity, provide access to health care, and transform justice systems for youth. Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) authored a […]

28.02.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Keep salt and sugar separate to improve diabetes treatment

Keep salt and sugar separate to improve diabetes treatment

Researchers from the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research, known as Inserm, have shown that gastric bypass surgery, typically associated with obesity, can improve type 2 diabetes. They have also found that reducing the simultaneous consumption of sugar and salt could help prevent and treat the condition.  The results of the study, published in […]

28.02.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Queen’s favourite designer makes stunning Madrid comeback

Queen’s favourite designer makes stunning Madrid comeback

The Queen of Spain’s favourite designer Felipe Varela made a stunning comeback to his native Madrid this week with a daring collection that mixed peekaboo and plunging necklines with metal and Swarovski — but in his trademark impeccable style. Varela first took part in the Madrid Fashion Week in 1996 but stayed away from the […]

28.02.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
‘Spotlight’ takes home best picture Oscar

‘Spotlight’ takes home best picture Oscar

“Spotlight,” a searing portrait of The Boston Globe’s investigation into child sex abuse in the Catholic Church, won a surprise Oscar for best picture on Sunday at the 88th Academy Awards. The movie, which has picked up a string of honors on its way to Oscars glory, beat rivals “The Big Short,” “Bridge of Spies,” […]

28.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Lotus launches lightweight offensive

Lotus launches lightweight offensive

British-based boutique sportscar maker Lotus is bringing four, superlight, superfast new models to this year’s Geneva Motorshow. Lotus has put each of its current models on a crash diet in order to shed pounds and increase power to weight ratios. The result, the company claims, is a fleet of four models that when revealed in […]

28.02.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
DiCaprio wins best actor Oscar for ‘The Revenant’

DiCaprio wins best actor Oscar for ‘The Revenant’

Hollywood A-lister Leonardo DiCaprio finally bagged Oscars gold on Sunday for his grueling star turn in “The Revenant,” 22 years after his first Academy Award nomination. DiCaprio edged out Bryan Cranston (“Trumbo”), Matt Damon (“The Martian”), Michael Fassbender (“Steve Jobs”) and Eddie Redmayne (“The Danish Girl”) to take the best actor statuette. DiCaprio won a […]

28.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Environment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘Fifty Shades’ dishonored at anti-Oscar Razzie awards

‘Fifty Shades’ dishonored at anti-Oscar Razzie awards

Erotic drama “Fifty Shades of Grey” triumphed Saturday at Hollywood’s hall of shame, the annual Razzies anti-awards show. The steamy romance — described as a “warped, disturbingly abusive adult fairy tale” by movie website The Film Stage — took the Golden Raspberry Award for joint worst picture alongside superhero flick “Fantastic Four.” The big screen […]

28.02.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Are Regine Tolentino and husband separated?

Are Regine Tolentino and husband separated?

Actress and entrepreneur Regine Tolentino has finally reacted to rumors of her separation with her husband, Lander Vera Perez. The 35-year-old Tolentino admitted that her relationship with Vera Perez has hit a rough patch. “Siyempre, bilang mag-asawa, nagkakaroon ng mga problema, so ayon. Pero okay naman. Busy lang kami pareho, may soap siya, may soap […]

28.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Six key gadgets and trends at Mobile World Congress

Six key gadgets and trends at Mobile World Congress

The Mobile World Congress, the sector’s biggest trade fair which wrapped up in Barcelona on Thursday, was dominated this year by the arrival of virtual reality, advances in the development of ultra-fast 5G networks and connected objects. ROBOT-TELEPHONE THAT READS YOUR MESSAGES: Japanese firm Sharp presented a tiny prototype robot called RoBoHon that doubles as […]

26.02.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
The Oscars voters: thousands of white men… and a nun?

The Oscars voters: thousands of white men… and a nun?

The question of who votes for the Oscar nominations and awards used to be shrouded in secrecy, but the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has recently opened up about the process. This is a rundown of who gets a say, how they cast their ballots and how the prizes to be handed out […]

26.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·

Towing co-owner indicted for bribing City Council member to secure tow fee increase

LOS ANGELES – The co-owner of a towing business was named in a federal grand jury indictment returned today that charges him with paying a bribe to a member of the Huntington Park City Council in an attempt to obtain support for a proposed fee increase for towing and vehicle storage. Sukhbir Singh, 39, and his […]

26.02.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Palace: Poll proves Filipinos cherish democracy

Palace: Poll proves Filipinos cherish democracy

MANILA, Feb 26 (Mabuhay) – The latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showing 76 percent of Filipinos satisfied with the way democracy works validates how people appreciate the fruits of the People Power Revolution 30 years ago. “Such overwhelming approval shows the Filipinos’ deep appreciation for democracy as a way of life,” Presidential Communications Secretary […]

26.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Philippine News ·
Poe says she last used US passport in 2010, Luna says in 2011

Poe says she last used US passport in 2010, Luna says in 2011

MANILA, Feb 26 (Mabuhay) – The camp of Sen. Grace Poe on Friday insisted that she last used her US passport before she renounced her American citizenship. This was the statement issued by her legal counsel George Erwin Garcia, clarifying that her client’s case could not be compared with that of Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte […]

26.02.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
US performs its first uterus transplant

US performs its first uterus transplant

The United States has completed its first uterus transplant surgery, following on a technique already proven in Sweden that could help women suffering from infertility, the Cleveland Clinic said Thursday. The nine-hour surgery took place on February 24, and the 26-year-old patient — whose identity was not revealed — was in stable condition, the hospital […]

26.02.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology, U.S. News ·
Gerald Anderson envies Xian Lim

Gerald Anderson envies Xian Lim

Gerald Anderson admitted that he is envious of Xian Lim – but this has nothing to do with Kim Chiu. Anderson pointed out that Lim already had the opportunity of working with multi-awarded actress Vilma Santos in the movie “Everything About Her,” which also stars Angel Locsin. In the movie, Lim plays Santos’ son who […]

26.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
File formal complaints vs. campaign violators: Comelec chief

File formal complaints vs. campaign violators: Comelec chief

MANILA, Feb 26 (Mabuhay) – While using social media as an instrument to gather reports of campaign violations, the Commission on Elections said complainants should file formal complaints if they have sufficient evidence against any candidate. According to Comelec chair Andres Bautista, the poll body does monitor social media complaints—particularly those addressed to the Comelec’s […]

26.02.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Affleck linked with ‘Batman v Superman’ script

Affleck linked with ‘Batman v Superman’ script

Not just an actor, nor merely a director, it’s now being suggested that Oscar-winning writer Ben Affleck was involved in shaping the final screenplay for “Batman v Superman.” It might be easy to forget — some would say convenient to do so — that Ben Affleck in fact won his first Oscar for co-writing “Good […]

26.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Arci Munoz all praises for Gerald Anderson

Arci Munoz all praises for Gerald Anderson

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– “Pasion de Amor” actress Arci Munoz admitted she never thought she would be given a lead role in a Star Cinema film. Munoz said she was surprised and flattered when Star Cinema offered her the female lead in “Always Be My Maybe.” “Napakagandang opportunity po ang binigay sa akin ng Star Cinema. […]

26.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
‘Bamboo Flowers’ charms US audiences at 8TH Bridges to the World Film Fest

‘Bamboo Flowers’ charms US audiences at 8TH Bridges to the World Film Fest

Washington, D.C. – “Bamboo Flowers,” a critically acclaimed film by multi-awarded director Maryo J. delos Reyes, charmed audiences during the 8th Bridges to the World Film Festival held at six separate venues in Maryland. The Bridges to the World Film Festival is an annual flagship event organized by the World Artists Experiences (WAE), a non-profit organization […]

26.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film, Happenings ·
Ultimate Heartthrobs Piolo & Sam with ‘Pokwang’ & Darren Live at Pechanga in March

Ultimate Heartthrobs Piolo & Sam with ‘Pokwang’ & Darren Live at Pechanga in March

Two of the most sought after young Filipino actors, both on screen, cinema and singing sensation, Piolo Pascual and Sam Milby – along with comedian extraordinaire, ‘Pokwang’ and budding male actor Darren Espanto, in one of a kind performance ever will lead the pack of performers live at Pechanga Resort & Casino on March 26 at 8p.m. and March 27 at 5pm. Pechanga Resort & Casino […]

24.02.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings, Music ·
Adele, Bieber set for Brit Awards with Bowie tribute

Adele, Bieber set for Brit Awards with Bowie tribute

The British music industry gathers for the annual Brit Awards on Wednesday, with performances by Adele, Rihanna, Coldplay and Justin Bieber and an all-star tribute to late rock star David Bowie. Pop superstar Adele is up for four awards, including in the best solo female artist category, in which soul singer Amy Winehouse is also […]

24.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Milan kicks off fashion week in confident mood

Milan kicks off fashion week in confident mood

Milan fashion week kicked off on a colourful note on Wednesday as Blugirl designer Anna Molinari extended the hedonistic feel of her spring collection into her outfits for next fall and winter. Three-quarter length raincoats came in floral and other vibrant prints while the collection for the younger sister to Molinari’s Blumarine brand was also […]

24.02.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
Majority of Americans back FBI in battle with Apple

Majority of Americans back FBI in battle with Apple

Washington, United States | AFP   – A majority of Americans support the US government’s efforts to force Apple to help unlock an iPhone in the probe of last year’s deadly San Bernardino attacks, a poll showed Monday. The Pew Research Center survey found 51 percent of respondents supported the effort to require Apple to help unlock the iPhone, […]

24.02.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Sports & Recreation, U.S. News ·
Women ‘left their kitchens’ to back me, White House candidate says

Women ‘left their kitchens’ to back me, White House candidate says

Washington, United States | AFP |   – US Republican presidential candidate John Kasich said Monday that women “left their kitchens” to support him in a 1978 Ohio state senate race, triggering pushback from voters and rivals. “How did I get elected?” Kasich asked rhetorically during a campaign event in Virginia. “Nobody was – I didn’t have anybody for me. […]

24.02.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Demi Moore set to make a TV comeback

Demi Moore set to make a TV comeback

Demi Moore is set to return to TV with a role in the new series “10 Days in the Valley.” The Hollywood star will play the role of Jane Sadler, a single mother whose 5-year-old child goes missing in the night, Deadlinereports. The series, written by writer-producer Tassie Cameron, is being made by Skydance Television and […]

24.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Scarlett Johansson narrates ‘Alice in Wonderland’ audio book

Scarlett Johansson narrates ‘Alice in Wonderland’ audio book

Scarlett Johansson has lent her voice to an audio version of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”. The Hollywood star teamed up with Audible.com and her sister, narrator and director of the project, Vanessa Johansson, on the audiobook. “Having grown up loving the story of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and reading many books aloud with […]

24.02.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Nora Aunor says womanizers are worse than being gay

Nora Aunor says womanizers are worse than being gay

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Film icon Nora Aunor has condemned eight-time world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao for describing people in a same-sex marriage as “worse than animals.” Speaking to reporters during a press conference for the Ani ng Dangal awards, the 62-year-old Aunor took a swipe at the boxer-politician and claimed that being a gambler and […]

24.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Nearly half of Filipinos expect clean, credible polls: Pulse Asia

Nearly half of Filipinos expect clean, credible polls: Pulse Asia

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Nearly half of Filipinos, who are registered voters, are expecting clean and credible automated elections in May, based on the latest Pulse Asia survey. Pulse Asia said that 48 percent of its 1,800 respondents (registered voters), agreed to the statement: “The May 2016 elections will be clean and the results credible for […]

24.02.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PHL church defends Pacquiao on gay slur

PHL church defends Pacquiao on gay slur

Manila, Philippines | AFP |  – The Philippine Catholic church on Sunday defended boxing hero Manny Pacquiao for his opposition to gay marriage, saying he was only quoting the Bible. But Father Jerome Secillano also said over radio station DZMM that Pacquiao should respect homosexuals and not judge and condemn them after the eight-division world champion last week described […]

24.02.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Vietnam decries Chinese missile deployment on island

Vietnam decries Chinese missile deployment on island

Hanoi, Vietnam | AFP  – Vietnam on Friday hit out at China’s deployment of missiles on a disputed island chain, saying Beijing had “seriously violated” its sovereignty as international censure mounted over the apparent militarisation of the hotly-contested zone. Chinese state media on Thursday confirmed the presence of unspecified weapons on Woody Island, part of the Paracels chain. […]

24.02.2016 · Filled under: Asian News ·
Zsa Zsa has yet to start planning her wedding

Zsa Zsa has yet to start planning her wedding

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– It looks like Zsa Zsa Padilla and her boyfriend, architect Conrad Onglao, will not be tying the knot soon. This is partly because of Padilla’s hectic schedule as she is cast in the upcoming series “The Story of Us,” which will be headlined by Kim Chiu and Xian Lim. Padilla admitted she […]

24.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Maserati plugs a leak and a gap in its range with the Levante

Maserati plugs a leak and a gap in its range with the Levante

Maserati has been forced to show its hand and its first ever SUV ahead of its official reveal in Geneva next week, thanks to internet leaks. Even if the reveal hasn’t gone to plan, the car in question, the Levante, will be a welcome edition to the premium SUV market and one that, based on […]

22.02.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Chocolate fries: sweet saviour or last gamble for McDonald’s Japan?

Chocolate fries: sweet saviour or last gamble for McDonald’s Japan?

Customers like Shigeaki Yamaguchi may be the last hope for McDonald’s Japan as it battles slumping sales in the wake of an embarrassing string of food scandals. At a location in Tokyo’s busy Shinjuku district, Yamaguchi munched on the chain’s newest culinary offering — french fries drizzled in brown and white chocolate syrup. “Delicious,” the […]

22.02.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Transgender female model lands industry’s first magazine cover

Transgender female model lands industry’s first magazine cover

After making fashion history to become the first transgender model to get a Vogue spread, Andreja Pejic now holds bragging rights to becoming the first transgender model to land a fashion magazine cover with Marie Claire Spain. Pejic graces the March cover of Marie Claire Spain, in a knit slip dress that shows off her […]

List of winners at 66th Berlin film festival

List of winners at 66th Berlin film festival

Here are the winners of the main prizes awarded Saturday at the 66th Berlin film festival: – Golden Bear for best film: “Fuocoammare” (Fire at Sea), Gianfranco Rosi, Italy/France – Jury Grand Prix Silver Bear: “Smrt u Sarajevu” (Death in Sarajevo), Danis Tanovic, Bosnia/France – Silver Bear for best director: Mia Hansen-Love for “L’avenir” (Things to Come), […]

22.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, International Stars ·
Disney details more ‘Star Wars’ Land features

Disney details more ‘Star Wars’ Land features

A new “Star Wars”-themed land, being prepared for Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Florida, was teased with some extra information during TV retrospective “The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60,” which aired Sunday night. The new theme park attraction is being modeled after a “remote, outpost planet” where it will be possible […]

22.02.2016 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Pacquiao can’t be DQ’d over megabout — law expert

Pacquiao can’t be DQ’d over megabout — law expert

MANILA (Mabuhay) — An election lawyer believes world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao cannot be disqualified from running in the May senatorial race on the grounds of his upcoming megabout with Timothy Bradley. Atty. Romulo Macalintal countered the claim of senatorial hopeful Walden Bello that Pacquiao will exceed the allowed airtime of candidates if he pursues […]

22.02.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PWDs hope PNoy won’t veto bill on VAT exemption, discounts

PWDs hope PNoy won’t veto bill on VAT exemption, discounts

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The country’s persons with disabilities are hoping that the so-called Malasakit Bill will not go the way of the P2,000 SSS pension hike that President Benigno Aquino III vetoed in January. The bill already approved by both houses of Congress provides for, among others, exempts PWDs from paying value added tax on […]

22.02.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Matteo: I had my best Valentine’s Day with Sarah

Matteo: I had my best Valentine’s Day with Sarah

MANILA (Mabuhay) — “I had the best Valentine’s of my life because I was with the love of my life.” These were the words of “Dolce Amore” star Matteo Guidicelli after he was asked to describe his Valentine’s Day date with his girlfriend, pop star Sarah Geronimo. The 25-year-old Filipino-Italian actor talked about his February […]

22.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Enrique on real status with Liza: ‘It develops more’

Enrique on real status with Liza: ‘It develops more’

Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano clarified they are not in a romantic relationship yet and would rather focus on their showbiz career. At the recent press conference of “Dolce Amore,” the love team’s newest primetime series on ABS-CBN, the actor said their friendship remains the same but “it develops more”. Gil has not officially courted […]

22.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Romee Strijd gets her first solo fragrance campaign

Romee Strijd gets her first solo fragrance campaign

Supermodel Romee Strijd has been named as the face of the new Victoria’s Secret scent, “xo, Victoria”. The Dutch beauty, who became a Victoria’s Secret Angel in 2015, unveiled the fragrance in New York following the shooting of a sultry black-and-white shoot to accompany the campaign, which is her first solo commercial. Inspired by the […]

22.02.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Lifestyle ·
Fun and self-discovery await next-gen Filipino-Americans on now tour 2016

Fun and self-discovery await next-gen Filipino-Americans on now tour 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Filipino-Americans aged 18 to 44 have the chance to rediscover their roots while taking on an exciting adventure in the Philippines by joining the “Now Philippines Tour” or simply, NOW Tour 2016, to be held on 7-14 April 2016 in the key destinations of Manila, Dumaguete and Cebu. “Wherever I go in the United States, […]

22.02.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Offers, Promotions ·
Shiseido introduces White Lucent, Bio-Performance, Ibuki, Sun Protection, and Makeup for the upcoming season

Shiseido introduces White Lucent, Bio-Performance, Ibuki, Sun Protection, and Makeup for the upcoming season

NEW YORK – Shiseido, one of the oldest cosmetics companies in the world, introduced its Spring 2016 collection, including several products from its White Lucent and Ibuki lines. The collection also features a new foundation and sun protection lotion for sensitive skin and children. Products from the Spring 2016 collection are formulated with breakthrough technologies […]

22.02.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Offers, Promotions ·

Duterte ‘buoyed’ by gain in SWS poll; Roxas says he’s made progress

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Presidential candidates on Monday expressed optimism following the release of the results of the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey which showed that Vice President Jejomar Binay remains to be the most preferred presidential candidate but by a dipping margin. The camp of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said that the tough-talking […]

18.02.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·

Honasan: Marcos better president than Cory

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Vice presidential candidate Sen. Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan said the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos Sr. is the better president than the late Corazon Aquino. Asked who is the better president between the two, Honasan briefly answered: “Marcos.” However, Honasan clarified said that he was comparing the first six years of the administration of […]

18.02.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Kylie Jenner builds up her beauty empire

Kylie Jenner builds up her beauty empire

She has conquered the lipstick industry, and now Kylie Jenner is on a mission to expand her cosmetics empire. The reality star and budding designer is preparing to launch her own nail line, WWD reports. Created in collaboration with US brand SinfulColors, the project comprises three limited-edition collections and will be released under the name “King Kylie […]

18.02.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars, Lifestyle ·
Irma Adlawan, teen son fight off armed burglar

Irma Adlawan, teen son fight off armed burglar

Irma Adlawan and her teen son survived a home invasion, sustaining gashes and bruises, the actress’ daughter Mara Marasigan shared on Facebook Friday afternoon. According to Marasigan, a knife-wielding burglar entered their family home in Cavite around 11 p.m. Thursday night. Her brother Ben and mother, however, were able to subdue the burglar, who was […]

18.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·

Binay hits Aquino administration for ‘sin’ of poverty

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay blamed the Aquino administration for committing the “sin” of poverty despite claims of a booming economy. In his speech before a crowd of residents in Barangay 178, Pasay City at the covered court on Monday, Binay said the administration should be faulted for ignoring the poor while making […]

18.02.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PHL preparing to auction off Marcos jewels

PHL preparing to auction off Marcos jewels

Manila, Philippines | AFP |   – Philippine authorities pledged Monday to auction off as soon as possible millions of dollars’ worth of jewellery recovered from late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his family. The Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG), created to recover the millions stolen by Marcos and his allies, has also launched a website aimed at retrieving hundreds […]

18.02.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·

Dungeness crab health advisory lifted along Central California coast

SACRAMENTO – The health advisory regarding Dungeness crabs caught along the coast has been lifted from state waters in all areas south of Latitude 38° 00’ N, nearPoint Reyes. California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith lifted this advisory today due to recent tests showing that traces of domoic […]

18.02.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Local News, Services ·

John Paul II had ‘intense’ friendship with married woman: BBC

By James Pheby London, United Kingdom | AFP |   – Pope John Paul II had a close relationship with a married woman which lasted over 30 years according to letters which feature in a documentary being shown by the BBC on Monday. The documentary does not claim he broke his vow of celibacy with Polish-born philosopher and writer Anna-Teresa […]

18.02.2016 · Filled under: World News ·

Chiz hopeful of favorable SC ruling for Poe in March

PANGASINAN—Independent vice-presidential candidate Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero is looking forward to a favorable Supreme Court ruling for his presidential running mate Sen. Grace Poe as they expect the high court to hand down its decision next month. During the campaign sortie of the Partido Galing at Puso in vote-rich Pangasinan province, Escudero said the SC […]

18.02.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
DNA rice breakthrough raises ‘green revolution’ hopes

DNA rice breakthrough raises ‘green revolution’ hopes

By Cecil Morella LOS BAÑOS, Philippines | AFP   – Rice-growing techniques learned through thousands of years of trial and error are about to be turbocharged with DNA technology in a breakthrough hailed by scientists as a potential second “green revolution”. Over the next few years farmers are expected to have new genome sequencing technology at their disposal, helping […]

18.02.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·