Non-passage of BBL caused ‘widespread frustration’ within MILF – Iqbal

Non-passage of BBL caused ‘widespread frustration’ within MILF – Iqbal

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The non-passage of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) in Congress has caused “widespread frustration” among the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and the people of Mindanao, according to Mohagher Iqbal, chief peace negotiator of the MILF. “[T]here is widespread frustration on the ground by our people and members of the MILF,” Iqbal […]

15.02.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Pope unleashes ‘super confessors’ to tackle special sins

Pope unleashes ‘super confessors’ to tackle special sins

By Ella Ide Vatican City, Holy See | AFP |   − Dubbed ‘super confessors’,  for one year only they can absolve sins usually only pardoned by the pope himself. And on Wednesday over 1,000 of these “missionaries of mercy”, handpicked by Pope Francis, were sent forth to win back the hearts of those who have left the Catholic Church […]

15.02.2016 · Filled under: World News ·
Bongbong open to reviving two-party system in politics

Bongbong open to reviving two-party system in politics

MANILA (Mabuhay)– Vice presidential aspirant Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said Thursday he is open to bringing back the two-party system in politics instead of the multi-party system. Marcos said legislators must seriously look into crafting a law that revive the two-party system in order to prevent politicians from switching from one party to the […]

15.02.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Arron Villaflor shares real score with Yen Santos

Arron Villaflor shares real score with Yen Santos

Actor Arron Villaflor finally talked about the real score between him and his “All of Me” co-star, Yen Santos. In an interview on Friday, Villaflor admitted that he and Santos reached the point of being “more than friends.” But he was quick to add that they never became a couple. “Naging sweet-sweetan kami. Umabot doon. […]

15.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
Ash Ortega goes solo but wants a love team

Ash Ortega goes solo but wants a love team

MANILA (Mabuhay) — 17-year old Ash Ortega is going solo in “Wish I May,” her first soap opera for 2016. But if she has it her way, she’d rather have a love team partner. Ash believes love teams are the way to go in showbiz nowadays. She is aware of how several young actors and […]

15.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·

Supreme Court puts Obama carbon emissions plan on hold

Washington, United States | AFP |   − The US Supreme Court on Tuesday put on hold President Barack Obama’s sweeping plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fueled power plants pending a legal challenge. A coalition of 27 US states is suing in a lower court to halt Obama’s Clean Power Plan, and petitioned the Supreme Court to suspend […]

12.02.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

CARE launches California Council on Carpet Recycling

18-member advisory group to give voice to diverse stakeholders Sacramento, CA  – The Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) has announced the formation of the California Council on Carpet Recycling (Carpet Council), an 18-member advisory group, selected to provide guidance to CARE on California’s carpet recycling efforts. The Council represents diverse stakeholders from across the state […]

12.02.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Health & Fitness, Services ·

Duterte: Roxas, LP using bottom-up budgeting to buy votes

MANILA, Feb 12 (Mabuhay) — Liberal Party standard bearer Mar Roxas and LP officials were accused by the camp of presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte of bribing local chief executives via the government’s bottom-up budgeting (BUB) program. Roxas’ promise, supported by President Benigno Aquino III, is offered to gain the support of local officials, Peter Laviña, […]

12.02.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Lovi Poe indulges her passion for singing

Lovi Poe indulges her passion for singing

She is Primera Aktresa to her home network and the fans but even before she gained renown in acting, one of Lovi Poe’s biggest passions has always been music with an album to boot under her name. The singer-actress returned to roots at Music Museum over the weekend in the concert “Fantaisie” co-billed with Solenn […]

12.02.2016 · Filled under: News ·

President Aquino to receive honorary Doctorate from Loyola Marymount University in California

RANCHO MIRAGE, California, Feb 12 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III will be conferred an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree by the Loyola Marymount University (LMU) during his upcoming working visit to Los Angeles, California. President Aquino will be presented the honorary degree at LMU’s Life Sciences Building Auditorium on February 17 “in […]

12.02.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Ford plans SUVs for the whole family

Ford plans SUVs for the whole family

Projected demand for rugged off-roaders and crossovers among Millennial and baby boomer drivers means that Ford is aiming to launch four brand new SUVs over the next four years. Ford’s latest research shows that for Millennials, the SUV style appeals more than any other and that, when younger drivers start thinking about starting a family, […]

11.02.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Burger King to begin selling hot dogs with Snoop Dogg

Burger King to begin selling hot dogs with Snoop Dogg

US fast food chain Burger King wants to be the king of the hot dog, and has enlisted the help of rapper Snoop Dogg and singer Charo to help sell their newest menu addition. Starting later this month, the burger behemoth will begin throwing weiners on the grill to sell alongside their signature Whoppers. The […]

11.02.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
‘Hidden Figures:’ Taraji P. Henson follows Golden Globe with NASA biopic

‘Hidden Figures:’ Taraji P. Henson follows Golden Globe with NASA biopic

Golden Globe winner Taraji P. Henson is being linked with a lead role in an upcoming film adaptation of “Hidden Figures,” the story of a team of NASA mathematicians who proved essential to the Space Race. Few may have known her name until recently, but NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson was an integral part of the […]

11.02.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Supreme Court puts Obama carbon emissions plan on hold

Supreme Court puts Obama carbon emissions plan on hold

Washington, United States | AFP |   − The US Supreme Court on Tuesday put on hold President Barack Obama’s sweeping plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fueled power plants pending a legal challenge. A coalition of 27 US states is suing in a lower court to halt Obama’s Clean Power Plan, and petitioned the Supreme Court to suspend […]

11.02.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Poe admits weight loss, but says she’s healthy

Poe admits weight loss, but says she’s healthy

TOLEDO City, Cebu  (Mabuhay) − Senator Grace Poe on Wednesday admitted that she is losing weight, but assured that she remains in good health and fit for the election campaign season. Poe, who noticeably looked gaunter at the official start of the campaign period than in 2015, attributed her weight loss to her failure to […]

11.02.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Jasmine in good terms with Anne, Erwan

Jasmine in good terms with Anne, Erwan

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– The latest post of Jasmine Curtis-Smith on her Snapchat account proves that her relationship with her sister, Anne, and her sister’s boyfriend, Erwan Heussaff, remains strong. This comes amid the social media frenzy caused by a photo of Jasmine and Heussaff went viral online. On Tuesday, Jasmine shared on Snapchat a 10-second […]

11.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Clooney opens Berlin film fest with spotlight on refugees

Clooney opens Berlin film fest with spotlight on refugees

George Clooney opened the Berlin film festival Thursday with Europe’s refugee influx in the spotlight, saying he would meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel about lending star power to help with the crisis. The 11-day Berlinale, one of the top three cinema showcases in Europe along with Cannes and Venice, kicked off with a screening of […]

11.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Tinder-style apps score as online dating grows

Tinder-style apps score as online dating grows

The age-old quest for love is moving inexorably online for young and old Americans alike — whether this means swiping on their phone for a hot date, or using matchmaking sites to find the perfect mate. The 18 to 24 crowd has warmed to smartphone apps like Tinder that help them spot a match among […]

11.02.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Lifestyle, Online, Science & Technology ·
The Godiva Valentine’s Day Collection

The Godiva Valentine’s Day Collection

GODIVA is encouraging its customers to share their love and create lasting memories this Valentine’s Day with the following new and unique collection of products created especially for the holiday: Coupes d’amour Collection: With whimsical packaging designed by French artist Charlotte Gastaut, the Coupes d’amour chocolates are little “cups of love,” with flavors including ganache and caramel layered in […]

11.02.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Holidays, Offers, Promotions, Valentine's Day ·
Behavioral factors linked to half of postmenopausal breast cancer cases, study finds

Behavioral factors linked to half of postmenopausal breast cancer cases, study finds

(Relaxnews) − A French study carried out at the Insistut Gustave Roussy in Villejuif and published in the International Journal of Cancer has found that half of postmenopausal breast cancer cases can be attributed to behavioral factors such as poor diet, alcohol consumption and being overweight. The research showed that more than half (53.5%) of […]

10.02.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Can smartphones actually make you more active?

Can smartphones actually make you more active?

(Relaxnews) – New research suggests that using a smartphone can be an effective way of motivating people to get moving and can even decrease unhealthy sedentary behavior. The US-based pilot study brought together researchers from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, the American Cancer Society, and the technical expertise of the e-Health Technology Program […]

10.02.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Online, Science & Technology ·
Ford’s new racing pickup is designed to make customers take stock

Ford’s new racing pickup is designed to make customers take stock

(Relaxnews) − Based on the already formidable F150 Raptor, the new model has been put together to compete in a new desert off-road racing class—factory stock. So, although the truck has been given some serious attention from Ford’s Performance division, all that has been added are race-optimized front and rear springs and some special Fox […]

10.02.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Not getting enough sleep? You’re probably on Facebook says new study

Not getting enough sleep? You’re probably on Facebook says new study

 (Relaxnews) − In a recent study by the University of California, Irvine, researchers found that a lack of sleep is linked to a higher level of online browsing, including checking social media websites such as Facebook. Wanting to look at how sleep duration could affect internet use, rather than how internet use affects sleep, the […]

10.02.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Online, Science & Technology ·
Zika virus: No cause for alarm yet in PHL, says Health chief

Zika virus: No cause for alarm yet in PHL, says Health chief

MANILA  (Mabuhay) − There is no cause for alarm yet over the Zika virus, Department of Health Secretary Janette Garin reiterated Monday as the Philippines remains free from the bug. “Wala pa, wala pang [cases of Zika]. Although we have to give emphasis na dati nandito na sa atin yun, nawala siya at yung lamok […]

10.02.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
How much Vilma Santos earned for first acting role

How much Vilma Santos earned for first acting role

Veteran actress Vilma Santos, who has been in the industry since she was nine, explained the reason she turned down an offer to do a “tell-all” book. The 62-year-old Santos teased: “Ino-offer sa akin na gawin libro ang buhay ko. Pero sabi ko hindi puwedeng ‘tell-all.’ Kasi may mga sekreto ako na hindi niyo pa […]

10.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
30 years after EDSA, Gringo thinks ‘system’ still the same

30 years after EDSA, Gringo thinks ‘system’ still the same

MANILA  (Mabuhay) − Sen. Gringo Honasan, one of the key figures in the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution, said on Monday that the system and the problems that existed 30 years ago remain the same. In a radio interview, Honasan said: “Bago na ang mga personalidad pero ang sistema, yung improvement sa system, nakakaligtaan natin.” […]

10.02.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
US urges condom use or abstinence to avoid Zika virus

US urges condom use or abstinence to avoid Zika virus

(Miami, United States-AFP) − US health authorities on Friday urged people to use condoms or refrain from sex if they live in or have traveled to areas where the Zika virus is circulating. The new interim guidelines from the US Centers from Disease Control are aimed at pregnant women and their partners, and at people […]

10.02.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, U.S. News ·

200 years in prison for OC man convicted of mortgage fraud

SANTA ANA, California – A federal jury today convicted an Orange County man for leading a “builder bailout” real estate scheme that resulted in the fraudulent purchase of more than 100 condominium units around the country with mortgages that mostly went into default, resulting in foreclosures and millions of dollars in losses. Momoud Aref Abaji, 34, of […]

10.02.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
As metallic balloon outages soar SCE urges customers to secure them this Valentine’s Day

As metallic balloon outages soar SCE urges customers to secure them this Valentine’s Day

ROSEMEAD, Calif  — Records might be made to be broken, but Southern California Edison just experienced one that it never wants to come close to again. SCE saw an all-time high 924 power outages caused by free-floating metallic balloons last year, far surpassing its previous high of 714 in 2012. With Valentine’s Day near, SCE […]

10.02.2016 · Filled under: Holidays, Home & Garden, Services, Valentine's Day ·
Gawad Kalinga USA Hope Summit in Los Angeles March 4-6

Gawad Kalinga USA Hope Summit in Los Angeles March 4-6

Los Angeles, CA   – This Spring, GK 1 World Foundation (dba Gawad Kalinga USA), in cooperation with Seafood City, will host the Hope Summit 2016, a three-day event on March 4-6 at Radisson Hotel Los Angeles at USC. A team from the GK global network that includes GK founding father Tony Meloto and GK Executive Director Jose Luis […]

08.02.2016 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
Taylor Swift confirmed to perform at 2016 Grammy Awards

Taylor Swift confirmed to perform at 2016 Grammy Awards

(Relaxnews) – It has been confirmed that Taylor Swift will perform at this year’s Grammy awards, due to take place later this month. Swift joins a list of artists who have already been confirmed including Kendrick Lamar and The Weeknd. Lamar is the artist with the most nominations this year, with 11 in total. Swift […]

08.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Christian Louboutin unveils lunar-inspired capsule collection for Spring/Summer 2016

Christian Louboutin unveils lunar-inspired capsule collection for Spring/Summer 2016

(Relaxnews) – Christian Louboutin has revealed a new Spring/Summer 2016 collection inspired by the power of the moon. The “Clair de Lune” capsule collection features styles for both men and women, with each style adorned with crystals in a prism of rich, sparking colors. Gems used include ruby, rose and tangerine, contrasted against a cooler […]

08.02.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Holidays, Home & Garden, Lunar New Year ·
If elected, Roxas open to appointing non-LP members as Cabinet officials

If elected, Roxas open to appointing non-LP members as Cabinet officials

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Administration standard bearer Manuel “Mar” Roxas II on Friday said he is open to appointing non-members of the ruling Liberal Party (LP) as his Cabinet officials. Roxas said what’s important is for his appointees to have integrity. “Kung malinis, mas madali ang trabaho…Gagampanan ‘yung tungkulin na i-assign natin,” he said. “Hindi naman […]

08.02.2016 · Filled under: News ·
Jed more than just a voice

Jed more than just a voice

MANILA (Mabuhay) — For Jed Madela, there is more to singing than just having a beautiful voice. He believes a true artist bares his heart and soul with every performance. This is why, after being in the business for over a decade now, the 38-year-old singer continues to learn and improve his craft. “I’m always […]

08.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Jasmine in good terms with Anne, Erwan

Jasmine in good terms with Anne, Erwan

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– The latest post of Jasmine Curtis-Smith on her Snapchat account proves that her relationship with her sister, Anne, and her sister’s boyfriend, Erwan Heussaff, remains strong. This comes amid the social media frenzy caused by a photo of Jasmine and Heussaff went viral online. On Tuesday, Jasmine shared on Snapchat a 10-second […]

08.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
PAL announces the launching of its non-stop LAX-Cebu flight on March 15

PAL announces the launching of its non-stop LAX-Cebu flight on March 15

By Joy Marino LOS ANGELES − Philippine Airlines is expanding its United States service with the launching of its non-stop flight from Los Angeles to Cebu, an executive of the Philippines’ national flag carrier announced. The launch of the flights between Cebu and Los Angeles coincides with the airline’s 75th founding anniversary on March 15, […]

08.02.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Local News, Services ·
Why you may need to add wine to your Super Bowl shopping list

Why you may need to add wine to your Super Bowl shopping list

(Relaxnews) – Though beer has traditionally been the beverage of choice during the Super Bowl, the results of a new survey show that viewers are increasingly reaching for wine and spirits during the big game. According to a Nielsen study conducted by Harris Poll, 20 percent of Super Bowl spectators said they plan to drink […]

Trump’s hair has stylists shaking their heads

Trump’s hair has stylists shaking their heads

Is it a combover? Contemporary art, maybe? Or, wait, a cross between an otter’s tail and a blooming ear of corn? Donald Trump’s signature helmet of hair has top stylists shaking their heads and spewing scathing criticism. The Republican frontrunner’s do — which descends down his forehead and ranges in shade from canary yellow to […]

04.02.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Lifestyle ·

Tax relief available for business owners affected by Aliso Canyon gas leak

Sacramento – The California State Board of Equalization (BOE) has announced that business owners and fee payers impacted by the gas leak in Aliso Canyon may request an extension to file their tax returns and for relief from penalties and/or interest on some taxes and fees. The gas leak was discovered on October 23, 2015, and Governor Jerry […]

04.02.2016 · Filled under: Services, U.S. News ·

Preparations for BBL passage when Congress reconvenes must begin now, says Ferrer

MANILA, Feb 4 (Mabuhay) — Congress must prepare as early as now to ensure the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) when it reconvenes after the May elections, the government’s chief peace negotiator said. Miriam Coronel Ferrer said that while the BBL will not be passed before Congress adjourns for the election period, steps […]

04.02.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·

Drilon orders review of lawmakers’ right to defer appointment of officials

MANILA, Feb 4 (Mabuhay) — Senate President Franklin Drilon on Thursday said he has ordered the Commission on Appointments secretariat to review the invokation of Section 20 of their rules after Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile used it to block the nomination of seven career officials. “I directed the CA secretariat to conduct a review […]

04.02.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·

BIR’s Henares: Pia Wurtzbach has to pay taxes unless exemption law is passed

MANILA, Feb 4 (Mabuhay) — Unless a law is passed, the Queen still has to pay her taxes after all. Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach is still not exempted from paying her taxes in the Philippines unless she gets the approval of both the House of Representatives and the Senate, said Bureau of Internal […]

04.02.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Asian Film Awards nominations rack up for ‘The Assassin,’ ‘Port of Call,’ ‘Mountains May Depart’

Asian Film Awards nominations rack up for ‘The Assassin,’ ‘Port of Call,’ ‘Mountains May Depart’

(Relaxnews) – Hou Hsaio Hsien’s first martial arts film “The Assassin” goes into the Asian Film Awards with nine nominations, including ones for Best Film, Best Director, and Best Actress. Also favorably elevated by the selection process are Philip Yung’s crime thriller “Port of Call” (five nominations), Jia Zhangke drama “Mountains May Depart,” Guan Hu […]

03.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
UC launches DREAM Loan Program to help undocumented students

UC launches DREAM Loan Program to help undocumented students

More than 3,000 undocumented undergraduate students will have access to a system-wide student loan program for the first time as the University of California implements the California DREAM Loan Program it sponsored, UC President Janet Napolitano announced last Friday. The financial aid offices of UC’s nine undergraduate campuses will be reaching out to undocumented AB 540 undergraduates with offers […]

03.02.2016 · Filled under: Local News, Offers, Promotions ·
Aruba resort named most romantic hotel in the world: TripAdvisor

Aruba resort named most romantic hotel in the world: TripAdvisor

(Relaxnews) – Looking for a hotel that comes with a foolproof romance guarantee? Guests have vouched for an adults-only boutique in Aruba set against white sandy beaches and turquoise waters, helping it snag the title of world’s most romantic hotel. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, TripAdvisor has released a list of the most romantic […]

03.02.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness, Holidays, Valentine's Day ·
When is a new Honda worth twice as much as a new Rolls-Royce?

When is a new Honda worth twice as much as a new Rolls-Royce?

(Relaxnews) – It’s not a trick question and the answer is simple — when both cars are sold at auction. Hondas are many things — well built, reliable, practical — but collectible is usually not one of them. However, this weekend, a brand new Honda Acura NSX supercar, complete with VIN number 001 to indicate […]

03.02.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Mercury in seafood not harmful to aging brain: study

Mercury in seafood not harmful to aging brain: study

(Miami-AFP) – Eating seafood may lead to higher levels of mercury in the brain, but a study out Tuesday found that increased mercury does not appear to raise the risk of dementia. The study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) was based on the autopsies of 286 people who died at an […]

03.02.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Coffee diet woos Americans with ‘Bulletproof’ pledge

Coffee diet woos Americans with ‘Bulletproof’ pledge

(Los Angeles-AFP) – A new coffee diet claiming to help lose weight and improve IQ is gaining a major following in the United States — and raising eyebrows among doctors skeptical of its benefits. Dave Asprey, the founder and CEO of the “Bulletproof Diet,” pulls no punches when making claims for his radical health recipe, […]

03.02.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Aquino says Muslim peace bid to continue after his term

Aquino says Muslim peace bid to continue after his term

Manila, Philippines | AFP   – Philippine President Benigno Aquino has ordered special efforts to ensure a peace agreement with Muslim rebels is implemented even after his term ends this year, his spokesman said Sunday. Congressional leaders have said they are unlikely to pass the peace bill before the president’s term ends in June. Aquino had ordered “consultation and […]

03.02.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
US envoy: Sea disputes not covered by EDCA

US envoy: Sea disputes not covered by EDCA

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg on Friday clarified that the disputes in the South China Sea are not covered by the Enhance Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA). “EDCA isn’t directly related to the South China Sea issues. It’s about the United States helping its ally, the Philippines, as it goes about […]

03.02.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Anne on Jasmine-Erwan viral photo: We are all okay

Anne on Jasmine-Erwan viral photo: We are all okay

Anne Curtis refused to further talk about the controversy involving her younger sister Jasmine and boyfriend Erwan Heussaff after a photo of the two hugging went viral online. Dismissing the controversy, Anne assured that they are not affected by it. “Just so you know, we are all okay. We are all good,” she said. On […]

03.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Luis admits problems in relationship with Angel

Luis admits problems in relationship with Angel

Luis Manzano neither confirmed nor denied that he and Angel Locsin have already broken up, but admitted that they are currently going through a rough patch. Manzano made the admission after the premiere screening of “Everything About Her” on Tuesday, which stars Locsin and his mother Vilma Santos. However, Mazano refused to go into details […]

03.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
AARP unmasks ‘Fearless at 50’ Filipina Roxanne Cai

AARP unmasks ‘Fearless at 50’ Filipina Roxanne Cai

WASHINGTON, D.C – Recognizing the milestone 50 represents, AARP recently launched “Fearless at 50,” a campaign to celebrate real people who are challenging outdated perceptions of what it means to be 50 and over. The campaign features real people boldly trying new things or just feeling good about who they are in video vignettes. Roxanne “Rock N […]

03.02.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·

Pope warns gossiping priests, nuns to ‘bite your tongue’

Vatican City, Holy See | AFP  – Pope Francis told gossip-loving priests and nuns to bite their tongues on Monday, and warned those breaking their vow of obedience to fall into line sharpish. “If you get an urge to say something against a brother or a sister, to drop a gossip bomb, bite your tongue! Hard!” the pontiff […]

02.02.2016 · Filled under: World News ·

Growing numbers of children in migrant sea crossings: UN

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Tuesday 2/2/2016 – Children now make up more than one third of the migrants and refugees making the perilous sea journey from Turkey to Greece, marking a sharp increase in recent months, the UN said Tuesday. “Children currently account for 36 percent of those risking the treacherous sea crossing between Greece and Turkey,” the UN […]

02.02.2016 · Filled under: World News ·
WHO declares global health emergency over Zika situation

WHO declares global health emergency over Zika situation

(AFP) – The World Health Organization on Monday declared that a surge in serious birth defects in South America was “strongly suspected” of being caused by the Zika virus and constituted an international health emergency. “We need to take action,” WHO chief Margaret Chan told reporters in Geneva. The UN health body said that a […]

02.02.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, World News ·
Facebook-owned WhatsApp boasts a billion users

Facebook-owned WhatsApp boasts a billion users

(San Francisco-AFP) – Facebook-owned smartphone messaging service WhatsApp has hit the billion-user mark, according to the leading social network’s chief and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. “One billion people now use WhatsApp,” Zuckerberg said in a post on his Facebook page. “There are only a few services that connect more than a billion people.” Google’s free email […]

02.02.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Japan doubles number of F-15s on southern island of Okinawa

Japan doubles number of F-15s on southern island of Okinawa

Tokyo, Japan | AFP |   – Japan has doubled the number of F-15 fighter jets deployed on the southern island of Okinawa, near disputed islands in the East China Sea, the defence ministry said Sunday. Japan’s Air Self-Defense Force now has about 40 F-15s on Okinawa’s Naha base, according to the defence ministry. The move comes as Japan and […]

02.02.2016 · Filled under: Asian News ·
High fiber intake in

High fiber intake in

(Relaxnews) – New American research suggests that young and adolescent women should increase their intake of fiber, especially from fruit and vegetables, to reduce the risk of developing premenopausal breast cancer. This is the first time such extensive research has been carried out to investigate the relationship between a fiber-rich diet and the onset of […]

02.02.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Kristen Stewart is the new face of Chanel makeup

Kristen Stewart is the new face of Chanel makeup

(Relaxnews) – On Tuesday, French luxury brand Chanel announced that the American actress would be the star of its upcoming 2016 eye makeup campaign. Kristen Stewart has already fronted fashion and accessories campaigns for the house, but it emerged Tuesday that she has been signed as the face of Chanel’s latest makeup campaign, “Collection Eyes […]

02.02.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Cuisia briefs DC-based journalists on PHL foreign policy

Cuisia briefs DC-based journalists on PHL foreign policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — “In the past seven decades, the Philippines and the US have seen themselves become treaty allies, strategic partners and close friends. We believe that bilateral relations are truly at their best as they are comprehensive, dynamic and forward-looking,” Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. said in the opening of his special briefing […]

02.02.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Bonta to address education, health disparities in Asian Pacific Islander community

Bonta to address education, health disparities in Asian Pacific Islander community

(Sacramento, CA) – Today Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) introduced legislation to uncover disparities within California’s diverse Asian Pacific Islander (API) population.  AB 1726, the Accounting for Health and Education in Asian Pacific Islander Demographics Act (AHEAD Act) will track the status of API subgroups with respect to health outcomes and educational achievement. “Despite the general portrayal of APIs as […]

02.02.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
JM de Guzman returns to Instagram after ‘losing control’

JM de Guzman returns to Instagram after ‘losing control’

He has been absent from Instagram for nearly three months, but actor JM de Guzman is now back online and has chosen to promote the upcoming commercial showing of his independentfilm for his comeback post. On his personal account, the 27-year-old De Guzman shared a promotional poster for the film “Tandem.” His role in the […]

02.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Keira Knightley in talks to star in ‘Colette’

Keira Knightley in talks to star in ‘Colette’

(Relaxnews) – Keira Knightley could be set to star in the upcoming biopic “Colette”. The UK actress is in talks to play the role of the famous French writer in the biopic of her life set in the 1900s, Deadline reports. “Keira is impeccably suited to step into the role of the iconic Colette in the early […]

01.02.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Add walnuts to your diet to improve cholesterol levels finds new study

Add walnuts to your diet to improve cholesterol levels finds new study

(Relaxnews) – Whether you follow a diet high in healthy fats, or low in fat and high in carbohydrates, both are effective ways of shedding the pounds, finds a new study by the University of California. However if it’s your cholesterol levels that you want to improve, it is a diet high in fat and […]

01.02.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Brooklyn Beckham to shoot Burberry campaign

Brooklyn Beckham to shoot Burberry campaign

(Relaxnews) – Brooklyn Beckham has been taken on board by Burberry to shoot its next Brit fragrance campaign, reports Vogue. David and Victoria Beckham’s eldest son Brooklyn made the announcement on his Twitter and Instagram accounts.  He said the shoot would take place on January 30 and be broadcast live on social media. Brooklyn’s brother […]

01.02.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars ·
Dolce & Gabbana reveals new fragrance campaign starring Sophia Loren

Dolce & Gabbana reveals new fragrance campaign starring Sophia Loren

(Relaxnews) – Sophia Loren’s full new beauty campaign Dolce & Gabbana has been revealed. The Oscar-winning Italian actress stars in a video by the Sicilian fashion house to mark the launch of its new fragrance ‘Dolce Rosa Excelsa’. The video is divided into three acts, “Rinascita”, “Festa” and “Meravigliosa.” The story sees silver screen legend […]

01.02.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Stella McCartney’s new collection features wild horses summer knitwear

Stella McCartney’s new collection features wild horses summer knitwear

(Relaxnews) – Natalia Vodianova and Mariacarla Boscono are the faces of Stella McCartney’s spring/summer ad campaign. The first image released on Instagram shows the long and lithe supermodels lying on the grass and clasping hands, garbed in crimson and flush pink body-skimming knit dresses. “I wanted to evoke the laidback feeling of summer; a celebration […]

01.02.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
‘The Birth of a Nation’ wins top prizes at Sundance

‘The Birth of a Nation’ wins top prizes at Sundance

(Los Angeles-AFP) – “The Birth of a Nation,” a drama about a 19th century slave revolt in Virginia, swept top prizes at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday. The movie, acquired earlier this week by Fox Searchlight for a record-shattering $17.5 million, won the grand jury prize and the audience award at the prestigious festival […]

01.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Five romantic locations to pop the question this Valentine’s Day

Five romantic locations to pop the question this Valentine’s Day

(Relaxnews) – With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, marriage proposals are often in the air at this time of year. Here’s a look at five original spots to get down on one knee in an extra-special setting. An exotic escapade to the Savoy Resort & Spa, Seychelles What better way to celebrate Valentine’s day […]

01.02.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Holidays, Valentine's Day ·
Bowie asked for ashes to be scattered in Bali: report

Bowie asked for ashes to be scattered in Bali: report

(New York-AFP) – Rock legend David Bowie asked for his ashes to be spread in Bali in a will submitted following his shocking death, a report said Friday. The New York Post, citing Bowie’s will which it said was filed in a Manhattan court, said that the British rock star wanted his ashes scattered in […]

01.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Fashion meets architecture: the biggest looks from Paris haute couture

Fashion meets architecture: the biggest looks from Paris haute couture

(Relaxnews) – Architectural fashion was the name of the game at the Spring 2016 Haute Couture shows in Paris this week, where bold structures and exaggerated silhouettes dominated the runways. There were asymmetric hemlines, cut high at the front to reveal sizeable flashes of thigh, before billowing out into floor-skimming trains at the back for […]

01.02.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Dingdong reacts to critics bashing daughter Jayda

Dingdong reacts to critics bashing daughter Jayda

Dingdong Avanzado is not taking the criticism his daughter have been receiving lightly. The Filipino hitmaker responded to people bashing her daughter Jayda over posting a “selfie” with teen actor Bailey May on her Instagram account. “As a parent, it saddens me to see my daughter be a victim of this. Especially when she did […]

01.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Martin Nievera: Still a huge draw

Martin Nievera: Still a huge draw

He’s been known as The Concert King for decades now and he looks far from relinquishing the title. Martin Nievera can still fill big venues here and abroad. In fact, even with little promotions at times, his concerts are still almost always sold out. In an interview, the singer downplayed his ability to command huge […]

01.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Holidays, Music, Valentine's Day ·
And America’s favorite movie star of 2015 is…

And America’s favorite movie star of 2015 is…

(Relaxnews) – Tom Hanks has topped a new poll ranking America’s favorite movie stars for the fifth time. Hanks, who is currently on the big screen in the drama “Bridge of Spies,” took the top spot in a Harris Poll which asked 2,250 US adults to name their favorite Hollywood actor. Hanks took the same […]

28.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Hips don’t lie: Zuhair Murad showcases romance while Sergeenko goes back to the 1980s at haute couture week

Hips don’t lie: Zuhair Murad showcases romance while Sergeenko goes back to the 1980s at haute couture week

(Relaxnews) – Fashion designer Zuhair Murad put on a romantic show in Paris on Wednesday as he debuted his Spring 2016 Haute Couture collection. The Lebanese creative put the focus on female sensuality with a collection of structured dresses that protruded bell-like at the hips, sculpting exaggeratedly womanly curves. The effect was compounded by the […]

28.01.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Lifestyle, Photos ·
Fill up on flavonoids to help manage weight

Fill up on flavonoids to help manage weight

(Relaxnews) – A study published in The British Medical Journal Thursday suggests that filling up on flavonoid-rich fruit and vegetables could be an effective way of preventing weight gain. Flavonoids are compounds beneficial to health that are naturally found in fruit and vegetables. Previous studies have already linked them to weight loss, but this previous […]

28.01.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Supreme Court rejects strict North Dakota abortion law

Supreme Court rejects strict North Dakota abortion law

Washington, United States | AFP |  – The US Supreme Court on Monday struck down North Dakota’s last-ditch efforts to save a strict “fetal heartbeat” law that banned many abortions, weeks before another highly contentious case. The midwestern state had hoped the top court in Washington would back the Republican-inspired law adopted in 2013 which forbids abortions as soon […]

28.01.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
PHL economy grows 5.8% in 2015

PHL economy grows 5.8% in 2015

MANILA, Jan 28 (Mabuhay) – The economy grew by 6.3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015, the highest quarterly growth for the year, but slower than the  6.6 percent a  year earlier, data released by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) on Thursday showed. The fourth quarter gross domestic product (GDP) compares with the revised […]

28.01.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Gretchen Ho admits getting jealous of Alex Gonzaga

Gretchen Ho admits getting jealous of Alex Gonzaga

Athlete-turned-television host Gretchen Ho admitted that she felt a little jealous of Alex Gonzaga, who works with her boyfriend, Robi Domingo. Domingo revealed that he was attracted to Ho because he likes women with almond-shaped eyes. “Siyempre, gandang ganda ako. Iba nga ‘yung tama sa akin ng mga chinita eh,” he said. Ho then admitted […]

28.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
What Zanjoe is looking forward to in 2016

What Zanjoe is looking forward to in 2016

Although Zanjoe Marudo was obviously heartbroken as he confirmed his breakup with Bea Alonzo, the model-turned-actor still appeared rather optimistic when asked about what he is looking forward to this 2016. Marudo said he expects “new opportunities” both in his career and his personal life. “Excited din ako kasi this year. Madami akong plano, like […]

28.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Can Japan overtake the US as the place to test autonomous driving tech?

Can Japan overtake the US as the place to test autonomous driving tech?

(Relaxnews) – Following Toyota and Nissan, Bosch is the latest car company to realize the benefits that Japan offers as a location for developing and testing autonomous driving technologies in real-world conditions. The company is setting up a dedicated facility in the country with the aim of having a highway pilot system — that can […]

28.01.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring ·
Contenders and advisors list set for season 8 of “Celebrity Apprentice”

Contenders and advisors list set for season 8 of “Celebrity Apprentice”

(Relaxnews) – Warren Buffet, Tyra Banks and Jessica Alba will join new host Arnold Schwarzenegger for the 8th season of “Celebrity Apprentice”, reports Variety. Buffet, Banks and Alba will all be advisors on the game show in which celebrity contestants work together to complete a business task.  Season 8 will focus on technology with 16 […]

28.01.2016 · Filled under: News ·
Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach wants to enter politics: Drilon

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach wants to enter politics: Drilon

MANILA, Jan 25 (Mabuhay) – Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach is interested in entering politics, Senate President Franklin Drilon said Monday. Drilon said Wurtzbach intimated this to him after the ceremony honoring her for winning the much-coveted crown in December. “You know, given her politically conscious responses to the questions, I am not surprised. You […]

26.01.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Celebrate Lunar New Year of The Monkey with lucky red envelopes promo, lion dance at Pechanga Resort & Casino

Celebrate Lunar New Year of The Monkey with lucky red envelopes promo, lion dance at Pechanga Resort & Casino

Lucky Red Envelopes Swipe & Win To enhance the festive atmosphere at the property, Pechanga lets players become even luckier with the “Lucky Red Envelopes” promotion this February. On Tuesdays and Thursdays in February from 1:00p.m. to 9:00p.m., Pechanga Club Card holders can swipe their member card at kiosks across from the Pechanga Box Office […]

Obama hails ‘wicked smart’ Clinton

Obama hails ‘wicked smart’ Clinton

Washington, United States | AFP |   – US President Barack Obama is not officially endorsing a Democratic candidate to replace him just yet, but he had some high praise for “wicked smart” Hillary Clinton. With voting about to begin, the outgoing commander-in-chief avoided doing down Clinton’s rival for the party nomination, Bernie Sanders, but was effusive about a woman […]

26.01.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
500 years after reformation, Pope knocks on Lutherans’ door

500 years after reformation, Pope knocks on Lutherans’ door

By Angus Mackinnon Vatican City, Holy See | AFP |  – Pope Francis will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation by attending an ecumenical service in Sweden as a guest of the Lutheran church, the Vatican said Monday. In a highly symbolic act of reconciliation that would even recently have been unthinkable for a Catholic pontiff, Francis will […]

26.01.2016 · Filled under: News ·
Aquino slams opportunists in Mamasapano debacle

Aquino slams opportunists in Mamasapano debacle

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday hit back at people who he believes are exploiting the deaths of Special Action Force (SAF) troopers who participated in the Mamasapano mission last year. In his speech during the conferment of the Medal of Valor and Distinguished Conduct Medal on 47 slain and surviving SAF […]

26.01.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Richard Yap likes to move it, move it

Richard Yap likes to move it, move it

Celebrity life is not all glitz and glam. As examples: While we enjoy our teleseryes in the comfort of our homes, our favorite stars stay up late taping the next episodes. Or while we listen to music just by clicking on “Play,” the recording artists are promoting the album, recording new songs, and writing their […]

26.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Pizza a go-to for many Americans when stressed

Pizza a go-to for many Americans when stressed

(Relaxnews) – The Harris Poll has conducted a survey into the eating habits of Americans during times of stress and found that 53% admit to eating more when going through a difficult time and 67% say they have a favorite comfort food that they go to for relief. The Harris Poll, which surveyed 2,252 US […]

26.01.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Ralph&Russo, Giambattista Valli and Alexis Mabille rise to the occasion at Haute Couture Week in Paris

Ralph&Russo, Giambattista Valli and Alexis Mabille rise to the occasion at Haute Couture Week in Paris

(Relaxnews) – There was pomp and ceremony on the catwalks of Paris on Monday night, as some of the biggest couture houses showed off their starry collections for Spring 2016. First up was the UK-based house Ralph&Russo, whose fairytale extravaganza of cocktail dresses and ball gowns was as enchanting as it was on-point. A sweet […]

26.01.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos ·
New Chanel makeup collection inspired by Coco’s beloved pearls

New Chanel makeup collection inspired by Coco’s beloved pearls

(Relaxnews) – Chanel has added a new limited-edition collection to its “Le Blanc” makeup range for spring 2016. Inspired by the bright radiance of Coco Chanel’s beloved pearls, the “Les Sautoirs de Coco” collection will be available in selected regions from Chanel.com from the end of the month. This limited-edition collection is inspired by Gabrielle Chanel — […]

26.01.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars ·
‘Wild World of Orchids’ arrives March 4-6, 2016

‘Wild World of Orchids’ arrives March 4-6, 2016

Orchid lovers, flower fans and admirers of all things wild and wonderful, save the dates! On March 4 – 6, 2016, Santa Barbara International Orchid Show (www.SBOrchidShow.com) returns to Earl Warren Showgrounds in beautiful Santa Barbara, California. Thousands of blooms in every imaginable shape, color, pattern and texture, will be showcased at the show, one of the country’s largest and […]

25.01.2016 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Happenings, Home & Garden ·
Versace sets the tone for Haute Couture with sensual spring collection

Versace sets the tone for Haute Couture with sensual spring collection

(Relaxnews) – The Versace woman has always been a bold one, but the fashion house took its daring twist on glamour to new heights at its Spring 2016 Haute Couture show on Sunday. The show opened with a series of taut, minimalist looks featuring crisp white ski pants and bomber jackets with sporty buckle details […]

25.01.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
SSS studying proposed P1,000 pension hike

SSS studying proposed P1,000 pension hike

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Social Security System (SSS) is studying a proposal to increase the pension of its retirees by as much as P1,000 in lieu of the P2,000 hike vetoed by President Benigno Aquino III. SSS Chief Actuary and Senior Vice President George Ongkeko Jr. said results of the study may be out by […]

25.01.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Give weight-loss efforts a boost with ‘negative-calorie’ foods

Give weight-loss efforts a boost with ‘negative-calorie’ foods

(Relaxnews) – For many, a new year means new resolutions, and in the top five inevitably come losing weight and getting healthy. So maybe it’s time to try so-called negative-calorie foods as the key to a successful new year’s diet. Negative-calorie foods contain so few calories that they use more energy to digest than the […]

25.01.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Watch: New trailers for ‘Batman v Superman’

Watch: New trailers for ‘Batman v Superman’

(Relaxnews) – A series of new trailers has dropped on Twitter revealing more clips of the epic cinematic showdown between Batman and Superman. Warner Bros. released two teasers giving both heroes airplay to state their case: Superman describes Batman as a “bat vigilante” and “one-man reign of terror” while Batman describes Superman as a threat […]

25.01.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Ferrari’s GT car for sunnier climes to get Handling Speciale option

Ferrari’s GT car for sunnier climes to get Handling Speciale option

(Relaxnews) – Due to be officially unveiled at the Geneva motor show on March 1, the Ferrari California T Handling Speciale (HS) promises to raise the car’s game so that its poise in the bends is equal to its visual panache. Ferrari says that it has overhauled the California’s suspension setup, developed new springs, addressed […]

25.01.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Miss Universe to push HIV awareness after crowning blunder

Miss Universe to push HIV awareness after crowning blunder

(Manila-AFP) – The new Miss Universe, back in the Philippines after an epic televised blunder surrounding her crowning, said Sunday she would use the attention the incident attracted to campaign for HIV awareness, especially in her home country. In front of an estimated one billion television viewers worldwide last December, pageant host Steve Harvey mistakenly […]

Britain and Bill Gates announce £3 billion to eradicate malaria

Britain and Bill Gates announce £3 billion to eradicate malaria

(London, United Kingdom-AFP) – Britain’s finance minister and tech billionaire Bill Gates unveiled Monday a plan to spend billions to eradicate “the world’s deadliest killer” malaria. Chancellor George Osborne and Gates announced £3 billion ($4.28 billion, 4 billion euros) in funding over the next five years for research and to support efforts to eliminate the […]

25.01.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Ex-PBB housemate Wendy Valdez pregnant

Ex-PBB housemate Wendy Valdez pregnant

Former “Pinoy Big Brother” housemate Wendy Valdez took to Instagram to share to her followers that she is now two-and-a-half weeks pregnant. Posting a photo of her pregnancy test, Valdez admitted she was hesitant to let people know about her pregnancy at first because she has heard stories of women losing babies before their third […]

25.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Who is Antoinette Taus’ ‘unforgettable ex’?

Who is Antoinette Taus’ ‘unforgettable ex’?

Actress Antoinette Taus, one of the stars of the upcoming film “Lumayo Ka Nga Sa Akin,” named Dingdong Dantes as her “most unforgettable ex”. While hesitant to answer the question at first, the 35-year-old Taus eventually replied: “Ito lang naman. The only reason I’m saying this is because it’s the only long relationship that I’ve […]

25.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·

Aquino OKs ‘medal of valor’ awards to 2 SAF 44 members

MANILA, Jan 23 (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Saturday confirmed that President Benigno Aquino III has approved the recommendation to confer two Special Action Force members involved in the Mamasapano mission with the Medal of Valor award. “The President authorized the award and among the awards that will be conferred ay ang tinatawag na Medalya ng […]

23.01.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
American superstar Zendaya to be new face of CoverGirl

American superstar Zendaya to be new face of CoverGirl

The 19 year-old singer, song writer and actress has announced the news via her Instagram account. American cosmetics brand CoverGirl has previously chosen stars like Queen Latifah, Janelle Monae and P!nk as brand ambassadors. In addition to being the new face of the brand, Zendaya will air her show’s (“K.C. Undercover”) finale this year while […]

Kenzo adds a sensual new dimension to ‘Jeu d’Amour’ with ‘L’Elixir’

Kenzo adds a sensual new dimension to ‘Jeu d’Amour’ with ‘L’Elixir’

Kenzo is launching a new scent to accompany 2014’s “Jeu d’Amour.”  Due out at the end of January 2016, “Jeu d’Amour L’Elixir” is an oriental floral fragrance for women. Each new year brings its new perfume releases, as brands start to unveil the scents that’ll set the tempo for 2016. Kenzo is the latest label […]

23.01.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Lifestyle ·

500 years after reformation, Pope knocks on Lutherans’ door

By Angus Mackinnon Vatican City, Holy See | AFP |  – Pope Francis will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation by attending an ecumenical service in Sweden as a guest of the Lutheran church, the Vatican said Monday. In a highly symbolic act of reconciliation that would even recently have been unthinkable for a Catholic pontiff, Francis will […]

23.01.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Palace hails PH’s credit rating upgrade from Seoul-based NICE: ‘Very nice’

Palace hails PH’s credit rating upgrade from Seoul-based NICE: ‘Very nice’

MANILA, Jan 23 (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Saturday welcomed the upgrade in the country’s credit rating from a Seoul-based debt watcher. Presidential communications undersecretary Manuel L. Quezon III said the credit rating upgrade from the National Information and Credit Evaluation (NICE) was “very nice.” “The NICE upgrade—it’s very nice—this is the NICE Investors Services of […]

23.01.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·

Retired police general claims he has ‘critical evidence’ on Mamasapano cover-up

MANILA, Jan 23 (Mabuhay) – A retired police official on Saturday said he has in his possession a digital audio recording of a conversation between a ranking government official and a lawmaker about the January 25 Mamasapano encounter last year. Retired police Chief Superintendent Diosdado Valeroso said during a press conference in Quezon City that […]

23.01.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Matteo fulfills late grandpa’s wish with new soap

Matteo fulfills late grandpa’s wish with new soap

Actor Matteo Guidicelli is thrilled over his newest soap “Dolce Amore” with lead stars Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano. Guidicelli shared why the upcoming soap is special to him. Guidicelli, who last year lost his Italian grandfather, Lolo Nono, shared that they also shot some scenes for the said soap in Italy. “You know in […]

23.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·

Kris begs off from ‘Pilipinas Got Talent’

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Kris Aquino begged off from accepting the role as juror in the new season of the reality show, “Pilipinas Got Talent.” Kris, 44, thinks it’s no longer healthy for her to accept as much projects as she used to. “Kaya daw baka ang ‘Kris TV’ (aired from Monday to Friday on ABS-CBN) […]

23.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Pandora launches Valentine’s Day collection

Pandora launches Valentine’s Day collection

(Relaxnews) – Jewelry brand Pandora has launched its romantic collection for shoppers looking to convey their love with bling this Valentine’s Day. The new collection comprises a series of .925 sterling silver and 14k gold jewelry pieces that are intricately decorated with shimmering stones, shining enamel and hearts. Its star piece is a heart-shaped design […]

19.01.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Holidays, Home & Garden, Valentine's Day ·
Academy head ‘heartbroken’ over lack of diversity at Oscars

Academy head ‘heartbroken’ over lack of diversity at Oscars

(Los Angeles-AFP) – Following an outcry over the all-white roster of actors nominated for this year’s Oscars, the president of the film academy said Monday she was heartbroken by the lack of diversity and working to implement change. “This is a difficult but important conversation, and it’s time for big changes,” Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president […]

19.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
New Adidas football boots come with no strings attached

New Adidas football boots come with no strings attached

(Relaxnews) – The ACE 16+ Purecontrol is the world’s first lace-free professional football boot. Teased towards the end of 2015 via social media, the footwear is now official and will be going on limited sale on January 23 at flagship Adidas stores in cities within soccer’s heartland — Marseille, Barcelona, London, Manchester and Paris. Anything […]

19.01.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Sports & Recreation ·
Japanese kabuki set to perform in glitzy Las Vegas

Japanese kabuki set to perform in glitzy Las Vegas

(Tokyo, Japan-AFP) – Japan’s elaborate all-male kabuki theatre is heading to glitzy Las Vegas for a series of paid shows, organisers said Monday, in a bid to spread the classical Japanese art form to a global audience. Japanese film and theatre company Shochiku said it would present the “Japan Kabuki Festival” in May, including a […]

19.01.2016 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
ZTE’s latest phone has an eye for security

ZTE’s latest phone has an eye for security

(Relaxnews) – The Nubia Prague S launched on Monday is packed full of premium specifications can be unlocked via an eye scan. Announced in China, where it will be initially launched with a price tag of around $365, the Nubia Prague boasts a flagship all-metal external case, a full HD 5.2-inch display and a 13-megapixle-rear-facing […]

19.01.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Comelec ratifies Guanzon comment on Poe DQ case

Comelec ratifies Guanzon comment on Poe DQ case

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Taking into account the greater interest of credible elections, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) ratified and validated on Friday the comment written and submitted by Commissioner Rowena Guanzon to the Supreme Court (SC) last week in relation to the disqualification of Senator Grace Poe. The Comelec resolution also confirmed and ratified the […]

19.01.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Coco open to doing a ‘Beauty and the Bestie’ sequel

Coco open to doing a ‘Beauty and the Bestie’ sequel

Following the success of Vice Ganda’s “Beauty and the Bestie,” lead actor Coco Martin said he is open to revisiting his role as a cop for a sequel to the comedy. The 34-year-old Martin hinted: “Sa ganda po ng kinalabasan, sa ganda po ng proyekto namin – baka, baka. Kahit kami na-in love kami sa […]

19.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
US economy mostly growing, some areas flat: Fed report

US economy mostly growing, some areas flat: Fed report

Washington, United States | AFP |   – The US economy grew in most parts of the country, while the New York and Kansas City regions reported essentially flat growth, a closely watched Federal Reserve report showed Wednesday. The Beige Book report said that nine of the Fed’s 12 districts had reported increased economic activity that was either “moderate” or […]

19.01.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
US Supreme Court appears poised to rule against unions

US Supreme Court appears poised to rule against unions

By Sébastien Blanc Washington, United States | AFP |   – The US Supreme Court appeared likely Monday to deal a major blow to public employee unions that could see them lose millions of dollars in fees that state laws force non-union members to pay. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy, who often holds the balance between […]

19.01.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Friends Reunited closing down

Friends Reunited closing down

(Relaxnews) – The world’s first genuine online social network is to shutter after 15 years. Before Facebook, Myspace, Bebo or Google + came Friends Reunited. A very simple online community that identified and connected people by the school, college or university they attended. Dreamed up by Julie Pankhurst while on maternity leave as a way […]

18.01.2016 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Real men wear makeup: hot male beauty looks from Milan Fashion Week

Real men wear makeup: hot male beauty looks from Milan Fashion Week

(Relaxnews) – Milan Men’s Fashion Week hit the Italian style capital Friday, bringing with it not only the hottest togs for Autumn/Winter 2016, but also the biggest and boldest new male beauty trends. Here are three on-point looks from the catwalks. Long hair don’t care Yes, there were a few shaved heads here and there, […]

18.01.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Is LA prepared to repair potholes caused by El Niño?

Is LA prepared to repair potholes caused by El Niño?

Los Angeles – Making good on his commitment to improving Los Angeles’s vast road network, City Controller Ron Galperin said his office will soon begin a follow-up audit of the Bureau of Street Services’ (BSS) pavement preservation program. The audit will assess BSS’s progress in implementing recommendations made by Galperin in his 2014 audit of […]

18.01.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Benefits of cheap oil will come, but not soon

Benefits of cheap oil will come, but not soon

By Virginie Montet Washington, United States | AFP |   – With petroleum investment and the manufacturing sector sagging and the stock market in free fall, many Americans are wondering when they will begin to see the benefits of cheap oil. Crude oil prices have tumbled by 70 percent since mid-2014, dropping this year below $30 a barrel, a […]

18.01.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Aquino belittles Binay lead in latest poll

Aquino belittles Binay lead in latest poll

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Friday belittled the lead garnered by Vice President Jejomar Binay in the latest survey of pollster Social Weather Stations (SWS) on the presidential hopefuls. “It’s a snapshot right now. Wala pa tayo sa talagang kampanya… Baka may parte na walang naalalang negative sa kasalukuyan ‘yung mga natanong. […]

18.01.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Sam Concepcion’s new album to have all original songs

Sam Concepcion’s new album to have all original songs

For 2016, Sam Concepcion would like to focus not just on acting but on music as well. Following his successful stint on the second season of “Your Face Sounds Familiar,” Concepcion, who is is part of the ABS-CBN series “You’re My Home,” revealed that he will release his new album this year. Concepcion said the […]

18.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Happiness: Is it in your DNA?

Happiness: Is it in your DNA?

(Paris, France-AFP) – Happiness is a state of mind, the gurus say. Well, actually, it could be more a function of genes, the authors of an unusual scientific study asserted on Thursday. Nations whose inhabitants boast a certain gene variant, they found, had much higher self-reported happiness levels. Happiness at the national level was more […]

18.01.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Coldplay to receive ‘Godlike Genius Award’ at NME Awards 2016

Coldplay to receive ‘Godlike Genius Award’ at NME Awards 2016

(Relaxnews) – Music publication NME has announced that Coldplay are to receive the Godlike Genius Award at the NME Awards 2016. The awards will be held next month on February 17, with the band confirming that they will not only pick up the award in person, but will also perform an exclusive set of their greatest […]

18.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
‘Pretty in Pink’ re-release coming February

‘Pretty in Pink’ re-release coming February

(Relaxnews) – High school love story “Pretty in Pink” celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, and a special two-day showing planned for US theaters. Directed by John Hughes, and co-starring Molly Ringwald, Harry Dean Stanton and Jon Cryer, 1986 release “Pretty in Pink” pleased reviewers and audiences alike with its story of tumultuous high school […]

18.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
OCA 2016 Summer Internship applications are now open

OCA 2016 Summer Internship applications are now open

WASHINGTON, D.C. – OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates is now accepting applications for its 2016 Summer Internship Program. As OCA continues with its 26th year of its signature internship program, we invite student advocates from all across the nation to apply for the opportunity to be engaged in advocacy and professional development through a national organization. “Over these past […]

17.01.2016 · Filled under: Offers, Services ·
Guerlain presents ‘La Petite Robe Noire’ makeup line

Guerlain presents ‘La Petite Robe Noire’ makeup line

(Relaxnews) – Guerlain has unveiled a new makeup range to accompany its iconic perfume inspired by the little black dress. The collection features a large selection of lip and nail colors, and is due to launch in Europe in February. Fans of the “La Petite Robe Noire” perfume will be pleased to hear that Guerlain […]

17.01.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
£150-ticket street party for Queen Elizabeth’s 90th

£150-ticket street party for Queen Elizabeth’s 90th

(London-AFP) – Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate her 90th birthday with a street party for 10,000 people outside Buckingham Palace, her grandson said Friday — although tickets will not come cheap at £150 ($215, 200 euros). Peter Phillips, the queen’s eldest grandchild and son of Princess Anne, is organising the Patron’s Lunch, which he said […]

17.01.2016 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, International Stars, World News ·
Aquino confers Order of Sikatuna on Lopez, Salinas

Aquino confers Order of Sikatuna on Lopez, Salinas

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III has conferred the Order of Sikatuna to Philippine Ambassador to Japan Manuel M. Lopez and Philippine Ambassador to Spain Carlos C. Salinas. The two awardees were given the Rank of Grand Cross with Gold Distinction. Lopez was recognized for his “exemplary efforts” that led to the “historical elevation” […]

17.01.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Barbie gears up for international best actress nomination

Barbie gears up for international best actress nomination

Barbie Forteza has reasons to feel very happy. She has a new soap with Andre Paras, “That’s My Amboy”, to be shown on primetime at that, and her new movie, “Laut” about the people of the Badjao tribe who resettled in Pampanga, is now an official entry in various film festivals. It will be the […]

17.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Binay leads latest poll despite graft allegations

Binay leads latest poll despite graft allegations

Manila, Philippines | AFP |   – Philippine Vice President Jejomar Binay has overcome a barrage of graft allegations to re-emerge as front-runner to become the nation’s next leader, according to an independent poll released Friday. The 73-year-old had long been the favorite but his poll numbers tanked last year when allegations emerged that he and his son, both former […]

17.01.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Sole search: Taiwan’s giant ‘shoe church’ gains foothold

Sole search: Taiwan’s giant ‘shoe church’ gains foothold

(Taipei-AFP) – A giant blue stiletto heel dubbed Taiwan’s “shoe church” is bringing a touch of oversized glamour to the island’s southern coast. The shoe is not a place of worship but its creators hope it will attract enamoured couples as a backdrop for their wedding photos, hence the name. It is the latest bid […]

17.01.2016 · Filled under: Art, Asian News, Destinations, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Expecting mothers should eat a balance of omega-3 and -6 to improve children’s health

Expecting mothers should eat a balance of omega-3 and -6 to improve children’s health

(Relaxnews) – The health benefits of fish as a rich source of omega-3 are already well known, but a new Japanese study has now found further evidence to suggest that ensuring adequate consumption of omega-3 when pregnant can have a beneficial effect on the child’s development, with researchers also believing they have found out why. […]

17.01.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Why 2016 is being called ‘The Year of the American Traveler’

Why 2016 is being called ‘The Year of the American Traveler’

(Relaxnews) – The year 2016 has been declared “The Year of the American Traveler,” thanks to the strength of the US dollar, plummeting oil prices, relaxed visa rules and Cuba. It’s a bold declaration made by experts at the New York-based market research platform Skift, who paint an optimistic picture of the coming year and […]

17.01.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
A diet rich in blueberries, citrus fruits, and red wine can help reduce erectile dysfunction

A diet rich in blueberries, citrus fruits, and red wine can help reduce erectile dysfunction

(Relaxnews) – A new collaborative study between Harvard University in the US and the University of East Anglia in the UK has found that a diet full of flavonoid-rich foods can help reduce the risk of erectile dysfunction, a condition which affects up to half of all middle-aged and older men. Exercise is already known […]

15.01.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Prince William’s wife Kate to guest-edit Huffington Post UK

Prince William’s wife Kate to guest-edit Huffington Post UK

(London-AFP) – Prince William’s wife Kate is to guest-edit the UK section of The Huffington Post to highlight child mental health issues, Kensington Palace announced Friday. The Duchess of Cambridge will sit in the news website’s hot seat for a day in mid-February, their official residence said. Kate will use the opportunity to highlight the […]

15.01.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, World News ·
Charlotte Olympia and Agent Provocateur announce new collaboration

Charlotte Olympia and Agent Provocateur announce new collaboration

(Relaxnews) – Shoe designer Charlotte Olympia is teaming up with Agent Provocateur on a racy new lingerie collection. The design brains behind the luxury footwear brand, Charlotte Dellal, will work on three lingerie sets and accompanying shoe designs for the lingerie house, Vogue UK reports. The pieces will incorporate Hollywood glamour, as well as her leopard print […]

15.01.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Obama tells US to embrace time of ‘extraordinary change’

Obama tells US to embrace time of ‘extraordinary change’

By Andrew Beatty Washington, United States | AFP   – President Barack Obama on Tuesday told Americans nervous about terror and the changing economy that they should not fear the future, in a farewell State of the Union address that drew sharp contrast with Republicans. In an election-year marquee event, Obama hailed a period of “extraordinary change” laden with […]

15.01.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
PHL welcomes more US forces to ‘counter China’

PHL welcomes more US forces to ‘counter China’

By Mynardo Macaraig Manila, Philippines | AFP |  – The Philippine Supreme Court ruled Tuesday a security accord with the United States was legal, allowing more US forces into the former American colony as it seeks to counter Chinese expansion in the South China Sea. The 10-year agreement, signed in 2014 but not implemented due to legal challenges, will […]

15.01.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PHL exports down 1.1% in November: PSA

PHL exports down 1.1% in November: PSA

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Philippine exports registered a slight drop in November 2015, the latest data on merchandise trade released by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) on Tuesday showed. The country’s shipments for the month reached $5.117 billion, down 1.1 percent down from $5.175 billion a year earlier. Electronic products, the Philippines’ top export earner, accounted […]

15.01.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Kris begs off from ‘Pilipinas Got Talent’

Kris begs off from ‘Pilipinas Got Talent’

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Kris Aquino begged off from accepting the role as juror in the new season of the reality show, “Pilipinas Got Talent.” Kris, 44, thinks it’s no longer healthy for her to accept as much projects as she used to. “Kaya daw baka ang ‘Kris TV’ (aired from Monday to Friday on ABS-CBN) […]

15.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Children Now, Bonta, AG join forces to help kids exposed to trauma

Children Now, Bonta, AG join forces to help kids exposed to trauma

OAKLAND, CA – This week Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) introduced AB 1644, co-sponsored by Children Now, to increase support for one of the greatest public health crises of our time: adverse childhood experiences and trauma. The bill is part of a multi-year effort to help children exposed to abuse, neglect, violence and other traumatic experiences. […]

15.01.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Limited edition ‘Year Of The Monkey’ collection

Limited edition ‘Year Of The Monkey’ collection

The collection features exclusive Asian tea-inspired chocolates  and kicks off the chocolatier’s 90th Anniversary New York (Jan. 11, 2016) – In celebration of Lunar New Year, legendary Belgian chocolatier GODIVA debuted the Year of the Monkey collection in North America. Building off of the success of its previous Lunar New Year collections, including last year’s […]

Cuisia talks South China Sea tension in DC

Cuisia talks South China Sea tension in DC

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. addressed issues surrounding the South China Sea and the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in a speech to the prestigious Foreign Policy Discussion Group (FPDG) of Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, arguing that an atmosphere characterized by tension and insecurity does not bode well for economic prosperity and integration. The Ambassador outlined […]

14.01.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Research finds chromium supplements could carry health risks

Research finds chromium supplements could carry health risks

(Relaxnews) – A recent Australian study has found potential health risks associated with the long-term consumption of chromium supplements, as the mineral is partially converted into a cancer-causing form in cells. Chromium is an essential trace element known for its role in helping to control blood sugar when taken long term. Before reaching for chromium […]

13.01.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Madonna, Elton John honor Bowie with covers

Madonna, Elton John honor Bowie with covers

(New York-AFP) – David Bowie’s music has returned to stage after his death, with stars including Madonna and Elton John dedicating emotional tributes to the legend — by singing his songs. The British rock legend’s death on Sunday at age 69 after an undisclosed battle with cancer has triggered an outpouring of grief from fans […]

13.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
US counts down to record $1.5 bn jackpot

US counts down to record $1.5 bn jackpot

(New York-AFP) – What would you do with a whopping $1.5 billion? That will be the question on many Americans’ lips Wednesday, when the draw is made for the largest lottery jackpot in US history. Even after the taxman calls, the Powerball jackpot could make the lucky winner wealthier than the likes of football star […]

13.01.2016 · Filled under: Home & Garden, U.S. News ·
Amber Heard linked with ‘Aquaman’ role

Amber Heard linked with ‘Aquaman’ role

(Relaxnews) – US actress Amber Heard appears to be next in line to join Jason Momoa in 2018 superhero movie “Aquaman.” Heard is said to have been approached for an ongoing role in Warner Bros’s DC Comics adaptations, starting with “Justice League Part One” in 2017 and then “Aquaman” the following year. The DC Extended […]

13.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Vatican cookbook dishes on favorite papal dishes

Vatican cookbook dishes on favorite papal dishes

(Relaxnews) – Want to eat like a pope? A cookbook featuring dishes eaten at the Vatican is set to be released in English after first being released in German in 2014. In addition to shedding light on the types of meals eaten by members of the Swiss Guard — elite soldiers who protect the pope […]

13.01.2016 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Jinggoy, Bong seek furlough to pay last respects to Kuya Germs

Jinggoy, Bong seek furlough to pay last respects to Kuya Germs

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Detained Senators Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. have asked the Sandiganbayan to allow them to leave detention for a few hours to attend the wake of entertainment industry patriarch German “Kuya Germs” Moreno. In his urgent motion submitted to the Sandiganbayan Fifth Division, Estrada on Monday asked the court to […]

13.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Philippine News ·
Pinoys mainly concerned with inflation, salaries: Pulse Asia

Pinoys mainly concerned with inflation, salaries: Pulse Asia

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Managing inflation and higher salaries remain the urgent national concerns of Filipinos, according to a Pulse Asia survey released on Monday. “The leading urgent national concerns of Filipinos are mostly economic in nature,” the pollster noted. With a five-percentage point decline in the concern over increasing workers’ pay (42 percent) compared with […]

13.01.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Clinton visits San Gabriel, slams GOP hateful rhetoric

Clinton visits San Gabriel, slams GOP hateful rhetoric

By Abner Galino “They forget a fundamental lesson about our great country. Being an open and tolerant society does not make us vulnerable. It’s at the core of our strength.” With these words, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton slammed the supposed “hateful rhetoric” of Republican presidential candidates before a well-attended gathering of Asian-Americans in a […]

13.01.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Obama hopes to stoke optimism in farewell union address

Obama hopes to stoke optimism in farewell union address

By Andrew Beatty Washington, United States | AFP |  – Barack Obama will use his final State of the Union address Tuesday, one of the last grandstand occasions of his presidency, to define his legacy and make the case for optimism amid an angst-ridden election race. Seven years ago, a youthful President Obama’s first address to Congress surprised some […]

13.01.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Tom recharged, misses Megan, among others

Tom recharged, misses Megan, among others

TOM Rodriguez somehow feels sad now that “Marimar”, where he plays Sergio Santibañez, is ending soon. “I will miss all the people I’m working within the show, from Megan Young to Tita Jaclyn Jose and all our co-stars, pati si Direk Dominic Zapata kasi naging maganda talaga ang bonding naming lahat during the taping,” he […]

13.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·

Vietnam issues second warning to China over island flights

Hanoi, Vietnam | AFP |   – Vietnam has issued its second rebuke in a week to Beijing, accusing its northern neighbour of “threatening peace” after more Chinese aircraft landed on a contested reef in the South China Sea. Chinese state media on Wednesday said two civilian planes landed on one of the islands in the Fiery Cross reef in […]

12.01.2016 · Filled under: World News ·

Jeb Bush races to salvage presidential campaign

By Michael Mathes Washington, United States | AFP   – Jeb Bush’s US presidential bid is boiling down to early voting New Hampshire, some associates say, while others envision his protracted battle for the Republican nomination stretching deep into the spring. Either way, supporters and analysts agree it will be difficult for Bush, a former Florida governor and son and […]

12.01.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

KC reveals sister Frankie wants to be a singer

Frankie Pangilinan seems to be following the musical footsteps of her mother Sharon Cuneta. According to Pangilinan’s sister, KC Concepcion, the 15-year-old is very passionate about music. “Nakikita ko na mahal na mahal niyang kumanta. She loves composing, singing, playing guitar. I would never want to clip someone’s wings. I think everyone deserves to shine […]

12.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·

Nikki Gil bids farewell to MYX PH

MANILA, Jan 11 (Mabuhay) — After more than a decade, host-singer Nikki Gil is saying goodbye to MYX Philippines. The 28-year-old Gil Friday posted her farewell message on her Instagram account. She wrote as the accompanying caption to a photo of her and Luis Manzano: “Watching my 17-year-old self in a painfully awkward audition for […]

11.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
A happy and healthy new year for Ruffa

A happy and healthy new year for Ruffa

It’s a “new year, new me” for Ruffa Gutierrez. For her New Year’s resolution, Ruffa plans to spend more time with her kids, and hopes “to have a successful 2016.” As a gift to herself, Ruffa now aims to live a healthier lifestyle and will start by becoming a vegetarian. She also plans to come […]

11.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Aquino makes pitch for BBL: Make inclusive governance the norm in Mindanao

Aquino makes pitch for BBL: Make inclusive governance the norm in Mindanao

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Friday reiterated his call to Congress to pass the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), saying such framework would make inclusive governance the norm in Mindanao rather than the exception. Aquino made the statement as he praised his close ally, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Governor Mujiv Hataman, […]

11.01.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Devotee dies during Black Nazarene procession

Devotee dies during Black Nazarene procession

MANILA (Mabuhay) — A devotee died on Saturday morning during the Black Nazarene procession, joined by millions of people in Manila. Gwendolyn Pang, secretary-general of the Philippine Red Cross, said the fatality was 27 years old from Sampaloc district in Manila. Pang said that the victim was resting after carrying the Black Nazarene’s carriage when […]

11.01.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
‘The Revenant,’ ‘The Martian’ win big at Golden Globes

‘The Revenant,’ ‘The Martian’ win big at Golden Globes

(Los Angeles-AFP) – Epic survival thriller “The Revenant” and space blockbuster “The Martian” won big at the Golden Globes on Sunday, boosting their chances for Oscars glory next month. “The Revenant” — the story of 19th century fur trapper Hugh Glass, played by Leonardo DiCaprio — won three top awards at the star-studded gala, for […]

11.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Stallone, Damon, Winslet winners at Golden Globes

Stallone, Damon, Winslet winners at Golden Globes

(Los Angeles-AFP) – A-listers Kate Winslet, Matt Damon and Sylvester Stallone all took home prizes at the Golden Globes on Sunday at a star-studded gala that kicked off Hollywood’s annual awards season. But all eyes at the annual gala held in Beverly Hills were on which movie would win the coveted award for best motion […]

11.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Apple Music claims 10 million subscribers

Apple Music claims 10 million subscribers

(Relaxnews) – Apple’s streaming service Apple Music has surpassed 10million subscribers. The paid-for platform has acquired the users in the six months since its launch in June 2015, NME reports. The service is still playing second fiddle to Spotify, which allegedly boasts more than double that number of subscribers. Other competitors include Jay-Z’s platform Tidal. Apple Music, […]

11.01.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Music, Online ·
David Bowie: Chameleon of rock

David Bowie: Chameleon of rock

(London-AFP) – From Ziggy Stardust to the Thin White Duke and Aladdin Sane, David Bowie was rock’s definitive chameleon. A master of reinvention whose career spanned two generations, he dazzled millions with his taste for experiment, taking on everything from glam rock and soul to electronica and punk. He marked his 69th birthday by releasing […]

11.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Lady Gaga to drop a new album in 2016

Lady Gaga to drop a new album in 2016

(Relaxnews) – Lady Gaga is planning to release a new album in 2016. The pop star announced the news at the Golden Globes on Sunday night, Billboard reports. She allegedly told reporters: “You know, I am putting out an album this year. I won’t tell you when.” The singer and actress, who took home a Golden Globe […]

11.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
Burberry makes Apple TV debut

Burberry makes Apple TV debut

(Relaxnews) – UK fashion house Burberry has launched on Apple TV. The brand will be livestreaming its upcoming menswear show on its new app for Apple TV on Monday January 11 as part of London Collections Men. It will be the first luxury brand to broadcast a fashion show live on the platform. The app […]

11.01.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Lifestyle, Online, Science & Technology ·
David Bowie: a look back at memorable live performances

David Bowie: a look back at memorable live performances

(Relaxnews) – After a career spanning over four decades, legendary British singer-songwriter and actor David Bowie passed away Sunday after an 18-month fight against cancer, aged 69. A selection of the star’s live performance highlights captured on video. A key moment in Bowie’s career came in 1972 with the album, “The Rise and Fall of […]

11.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
Mayweather says racism exists in boxing

Mayweather says racism exists in boxing

Los Angeles, United States | AFP |   – Floyd Mayweather says “racism still exists in the sport of boxing” and he cited UFC champion Ronda Rousey’s name in an attempt to bolster his argument. Mayweather also mentioned unified WBA, IBF, WBC and IBO champ Gennady Golovkin and former Olympic gold medallist Andre Ward but added the problem isn’t […]

07.01.2016 · Filled under: International Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
Bonta files bill to streamline Marijuana Law

Bonta files bill to streamline Marijuana Law

(Sacramento, CA) – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland)has  introduced AB 1575, a bill to clarify and improve implementation of the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act (MMRSA), which took effect on January 1st. MMRSA established the first comprehensive regulatory framework for the state’s medical marijuana industry and is considered one of California’s landmark legislative efforts of 2015. AB […]

07.01.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
GM unveils Bolt electric car in Vegas

GM unveils Bolt electric car in Vegas

(Las Vegas-AFP) – General Motors on Wednesday unveiled the production version of its Chevrolet Bolt electric car, on which the US auto giant is pinning its hopes for the emerging segment. The Bolt aims to appeal to consumers looking at a more affordable price tag than the luxury, market-leading Tesla. “It’s more than a car, […]

07.01.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Katy Perry reaches 80 million followers on Twitter

Katy Perry reaches 80 million followers on Twitter

(Relaxnews) – Katy Perry has widened the social media gap with her nearest rival Justin Bieber, accumulating 80 million followers on Twitter. Already the most followed Twitter user, Perry recently passed the 80.3 million mark — about as many digital singles Perry has sold, notes Entertainment Weekly. Bieber is the next most followed celebrity on Twitter […]

07.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Mariel, Amy join ‘It’s Showtime’

Mariel, Amy join ‘It’s Showtime’

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Following their stints as guests, television hosts Mariel Rodriguez and Amy Perez are now officially part of ”It’s Showtime,” it was revealed recently. “Naiiyak ako talaga pero pinipigilan ko,” admitted Rodriguez, who used to co-host a now-defunct ABS-CBN noontime show back in 2010. “Pero thank you talaga, I’m really so happy. Sa […]

07.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Glendale Water and Power ranked among most reliable utilities

Glendale Water and Power ranked among most reliable utilities

GLENDALE, California – PA Consulting Group recently ranked Glendale Water and Power (GWP) as one of the most reliable utilities in the Nation.  In their System Reliability, Restoration, and Response Report (SR3), PA Consulting Group evaluated outages for 100 publicly-owned utilities (POUs) and 136 investor owned utilities (IOUs) nationwide, taking into account system outage duration, […]

07.01.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Services ·
LBC, BOC collaborate to ensure speedy balikbayan box deliveries

LBC, BOC collaborate to ensure speedy balikbayan box deliveries

PASAY – Following through on their discussions in the recently concluded Asia Logistics Summit 2015, LBC Express, Inc., the country’s largest logistics, remittance, and courier company, and the Bureau of Customs (BOC) are working hand-in-hand to ensure that Balikbayan boxes, especially ones targeted for Christmas, arrive promptly and safely. BOC Chief Bert Lina was one […]

07.01.2016 · Filled under: Services ·
When You Can’t Pay Your Business Debts!

When You Can’t Pay Your Business Debts!

If your business is in distress – you owe a lot of money but you can’t pay, your creditors will probably threaten legal action against your business and very likely, you personally as well. How much they can collect, and how they can go about collecting it, will depend on how your business is organized, […]

07.01.2016 · Filled under: Atty. Paul M. Allen ·
Ethel Booba ‘burns’ Colombian effigy

Ethel Booba ‘burns’ Colombian effigy

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Comedienne Ethel Booba took a page from the Colombians and “burned” her own effigy. In her Twitter account, Booba posted a photo of her holding a lighted torch, with an effigy beside her. The effigy featured the body of Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, but with the face of the Colombian who […]

07.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Paule Ka debuts capsule collection on Moda Operandi

Paule Ka debuts capsule collection on Moda Operandi

(Relaxnews) – French fashion brand Paule Ka has teamed up with luxury online boutique Moda Operandi on a limited-edition capsule collection. It is the first collection for ex-Lanvin designer Alithia Spuri-Zampetti in her role as creative director at the label. Her first full collection is set to be revealed this March as part of the […]

06.01.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
December inflation quickens at 1.5% — NEDA

December inflation quickens at 1.5% — NEDA

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Quicker price movements in food and energy pushed inflation to 1.5 percent in December from 1.1 percent in November, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said on Tuesday. This brought the full-year 2015 inflation to 1.4 percent, below the government’s target range of 2.0 to 4.0 percent for 2015. “Price increases […]

06.01.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Bongbong Marcos optimistic ill-gotten wealth decision won’t affect his VP bid

Bongbong Marcos optimistic ill-gotten wealth decision won’t affect his VP bid

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Tuesday expressed confidence that the Sandiganbayan decision ordering the Marcoses and the family of alleged Marcos crony Alfonso Lim to return the properties claimed by government will not affect his vice presidential bid. “I don’t see why, “Marcos told reporters when asked about the matter. Marcos, a […]

06.01.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Solenn Heussaff marries Nico Bolzico in Argentina

Solenn Heussaff marries Nico Bolzico in Argentina

Actress Solenn Heussaff has reportedly gotten married to non-showbiz partner Nico Bolzico in Argentina. Actress and model Isabelle Daza shared a “snap” with the caption “Mr and Mrs. Bolzico” on photo and video sharing app Snapchat. Followers of Heussaff on Instagram also sent their well wishes to the newlywed actress. With Heussaff on her wedding […]

06.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Hollywood Stars ·
Diet to lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease also ranked No. 1 easiest to follow in 2016

Diet to lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease also ranked No. 1 easiest to follow in 2016

(Relaxnews) – A diet created to combat Alzheimer’s by a team of US researchers has also been ranked as the easiest diet to follow and the second-best diet for healthy eating for 2016 by US News & World Report. Short for Mediterranean-DASH Diet Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay, the MIND diet is a combination of the […]

06.01.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ is now the fourth biggest movie of all time

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ is now the fourth biggest movie of all time

(Relaxnews) – Taking $1.54 billion at the box office since its release on December 18, the seventh episode in the “Star Wars” story has overtaken “Furious 7” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron” to become the fourth highest-grossing movie of all time. As of this week, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is shaking things up in […]

06.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
It was ‘Showtime’ at the 127th Rose Parade

It was ‘Showtime’ at the 127th Rose Parade

By Abner Galino First, the news: Skywriters benefitted from a cloudless blue sky off the scenic town of Pasadena to trash Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Five planes circled the skies and wrote: America is great. Trump is disgusting. Anybody but Trump. The letters that formed out of white smoke spewed out from the planes […]

06.01.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
New York embarks on medical marijuana use Thursday

New York embarks on medical marijuana use Thursday

(New York-AFP) – New York officially launches marijuana as a form of medical treatment Thursday, becoming the 23rd US state to do so as the taboo surrounding its legalized medicinal use starts to shift. Under the legislation, five companies are authorized to grow marijuana for medicinal purposes in the state, but only one — Bloomfield […]

06.01.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
‘Trump is disgusting’: Skywriters slam White House hopeful

‘Trump is disgusting’: Skywriters slam White House hopeful

Los Angeles, United States | AFP |   – Multiple planes took to the skies Friday in California to lampoon Donald Trump in a series of “skywriting” messages, including: “America is great! Trump is disgusting.” Six skywriting planes were used in the anti-Trump stunt above the annual Rose Parade in Pasadena, CNN said. Other messages hitting out at Trump, the […]

05.01.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Will 2016 mark the beginning of the end of automotive design?

Will 2016 mark the beginning of the end of automotive design?

(Relaxnews) – Renowned car designer Chris Bangle explains why he is getting animated, quite literally, about the future of automotive design and how if, as he fears, designers are about to be replaced by software, that their unique talents could be the key to bringing a human feel to robotics instead. “I am concerned that […]

05.01.2016 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Craig Strickland bandmates mourn country singer’s death in Facebook post

Craig Strickland bandmates mourn country singer’s death in Facebook post

(Relaxnews) – Bandmates of country singer Craig Strickland, who was found dead Monday after disappearing more than a week ago, expressed their grief on the group’s Facebook page calling him “the most amazing person whose passion for life couldn’t be matched.” Strickland was reported missing on Dec. 26 after leaving for a duck hunting trip […]

05.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer screenplay complete

Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer screenplay complete

(Relaxnews) – A Jennifer Lawrence/Amy Schumer film is one step closer to hitting the big screen after Lawrence confirmed in a British interview that the BFFs have finished writing the script. In a BBC 6 Music interview Monday, Lawrence told host Lauren Laverne that the pair have put the finishing touches on the first draft […]

05.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Jennylyn Mercado starts the new year on FHM cover

Jennylyn Mercado starts the new year on FHM cover

There’s no break in Jennylyn Mercado’s lucky streak yet. Fresh from her back-to-back win as Best Actress in the Metro Manila Film Festival, the sexiest woman alive is gracing the cover of FHM Philippines again. The year 2015 was good for Jen. Aside from her Best Actress win for “Walang Forever” and being voted FHM’s […]

05.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
‘Walang Forever’ tops MMFF 2015 awards

‘Walang Forever’ tops MMFF 2015 awards

Romantic-comedy “Walang Forever” dominated the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) awards night at the Kia Theater in Cubao on Sunday, taking home five major awards, including the coveted Best Picture prize. Directed by Dan Villegas, “Walang Forever” also took the top acting awards for lead stars Jericho Rosales and Jennylyn Mercado. The film also bagged […]

05.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
103 injured in Black Nazarene procession

103 injured in Black Nazarene procession

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A total of 103 people were injured during the thanksgiving procession of the Black Nazarene. Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) Chief Johnny Yu told the media that only minor injuries have been recorded and these were immediately given first aid treatment. Meanwhile, Yu said only two devotees suffered chest […]

05.01.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
“War and Peace” debuts with 6.3 million UK viewers

“War and Peace” debuts with 6.3 million UK viewers

(Relax news) – The six-part adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s “War and Peace” made a strong debut in the UK, with 6.3 million tuning in to watch it on BBC One on Sunday, according to Deadline. The epic tale, produced in partnership with the BBC Cymru Wales, The Weinstein Company and BBC Worldwide/Lookout Point, stars Lily James, […]

04.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
The science of eating – new ideas for a healthier 2016

The science of eating – new ideas for a healthier 2016

(Relaxnews) – The first issue of The Journal of the Association for Consumer Research out of Cornell University Food and Brand Lab has brought together some of the newest ideas in the science of eating for its January 2016 issue. Here we round up the key ideas that can be easily incorporated at home to help prevent […]

04.01.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
DOH: 1 dead, 384 injured from firecrackers, stray bullets

DOH: 1 dead, 384 injured from firecrackers, stray bullets

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Despite at least one death reported due to firecracker injuries, officials of the Department of Health (DOH) on Friday noted a “general reduction” in the number of victims due to fireworks and stray bullets amid the New Year revelry. The casualty, who was not named during the DOH briefing, was a drunk […]

04.01.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Anne to make up for lost time, denies she’s engaged

Anne to make up for lost time, denies she’s engaged

Anne Curtis was not that visible in 2015. She didn’t have a new movie (her last was “The Gifted” last year) and her last TV show was “Dyesebel” that ran from March to July of 2014 yet. It’s good she still has regular exposure on “It’s Showtime”, but we don’t think that’s enough. As we […]

04.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
How to boost your immune system when the temperature drops

How to boost your immune system when the temperature drops

(Relaxnews) – Sudden changes in temperature have a negative effect on our bodies, which are weakened at the end of the year by cumulative tiredness. This makes us more susceptible to colds, ear infections, pharyngitis, and sore throats. Echinacea, propolis, vitamin C and grapefruit seed extract can help to protect us from viruses by strengthening […]

04.01.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
New study looks at 2016 travel habits of English, French and Spanish speakers

New study looks at 2016 travel habits of English, French and Spanish speakers

(Relaxnews) – An international study by travel platform U2GUIDE shows that 66% of Anglophone travelers choose adventure when looking to their next vacation, as opposed to 63% for Hispanophones and 56% for Francophones. The global sum-up studied men and women from Anglophone (primarily the United States and the United Kingdom), Francophone (primarily France and Canada) […]

04.01.2016 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Carson officials, Congen lead wreath-laying rites for Rizal

Carson officials, Congen lead wreath-laying rites for Rizal

Wreath-laying was led by Consul General Leo Herrera-Lim and the Philippine Consulate General Los Angeles staff; Carson City Council,  City Clerk and Commissioners led by Mayor Pro Tem Elito M. Santarina; Bellflower Mayor Sonny Sta. Ines, and Knights of Rizal. On December 17, 2013, the Carson City Council unanimously voted to establish December 30 of […]

04.01.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Embassy launches ‘Visit Philippines Again 2016’ in Iraq

Embassy launches ‘Visit Philippines Again 2016’ in Iraq

BAGHDAD – The Philippine Embassy is hoping to convince more Iraqis to travel to Manila in the coming months following the launching of the Visit the Philippines Again 2016 tourism promotion program in Baghdad. The launching of the sequel to the Department of Tourism’s successful Visit the Philippines 2015 program was the highlight of the […]

04.01.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Happenings ·
KOR-HFT marks 119th Rizal Day in LA

KOR-HFT marks 119th Rizal Day in LA

Los Angeles, Dec. 30 – The Knights of Rizal-HFT marked the 119th Rizal Day at Kapistahan Grill with a simple lunch and exaltation rites for new members and raising of 2nd and 3rd degree knighthood to old members on its 4th anniversary. Dr.Jose P.Rizal was executed in Manila on December 30, 1896 by Spanish authorities. He was sentenced to death by a […]

02.01.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Trends that didn’t need to hit the runway in 2015

Trends that didn’t need to hit the runway in 2015

(Relaxnews) – The past year has given birth to some serious fashion trends, and from the return of romance to pretty pleats, extreme fringing and the rise of luxurious athletic wear, 2015 certainly had plenty of good to offer. However, there were a few trends that might be better left on the catwalk. Furry footwear […]

02.01.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
Highlights of January Works & Process series at Guggenheim include Savion Glover and new John Zorn material

Highlights of January Works & Process series at Guggenheim include Savion Glover and new John Zorn material

(Relaxnews) – The New York Guggenheim Museum’s latest Works & Process series kicks off on January 10. This series explores creation through performances and discussions. Since 1984, it has provided audiences the opportunity to meet and discuss with acclaimed creators and performers in a small, intimate setting. Here’s a look at some of the Works […]

02.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Music ·
Darkness begone! Lights ward off Nordic winter blues

Darkness begone! Lights ward off Nordic winter blues

(Stockholm-AFP) – Each year, Old Man Winter drops his curtain of darkness over the Nordic countries, not lifting it again until April when spring bathes the region in sunlight and nature comes back to life. At this time of year, when night falls as early as 2:00 pm (1300 GMT) and lasts until about 9:00 […]

02.01.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ premieres in Shanghai

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ premieres in Shanghai

(Relaxnews) – The latest in the “Star Wars” franchise premiered in China on Sunday night, December 27. The movie has already broken opening-weekend records in the US, Australia, New Zealand and throughout Europe, scoring the biggest worldwide debut with $529 million, even before its launch in China. At the premiere of the world’s second-largest market, held at […]

29.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
New York public wifi hotspots: installation begins

New York public wifi hotspots: installation begins

(Relaxnews) – First announced in July 2014, New York is now getting public wifi hubs throughout the city. Installation began on December 28, the Verge reports. The Big Apple’s first free wifi hub has been installed in the East Village, although New Yorkers will have to wait a few weeks until it can be used. The gigabit […]

29.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Science & Technology ·
Louis Vuitton casts ‘Final Fantasy’ character for Spring 2016 campaign

Louis Vuitton casts ‘Final Fantasy’ character for Spring 2016 campaign

(Relaxnews) – Lightning from the “Final Fantasy” game series stars in the latest campaign by Louis Vuitton’s creative director Nicolas Ghesquière. Ghesquière revealed the first images from the campaign in two posts on Instagram, Monday December 28, showing the RPG character Lightning modeling looks direct from the Spring 2016 runway show, which had strong references to […]

29.12.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Games, Lifestyle, Online, Videos ·
Aiko Melendez admits seeing Spanish guy

Aiko Melendez admits seeing Spanish guy

Actress Aiko Melendez admitted on Monday that she is now seeing a Spanish guy who may be the answer to her prayers. Melendez, 40, said she met the 34-year-old guy who has “never been married” through a common friend. “Wala pa kaming label, parang dating, dating lang,” Melendez said. “He flies in and out of […]

27.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Architectural highlights of 2015

Architectural highlights of 2015

(Relaxnews) – 2015 saw the completion of several outstanding projects in architecture over the course of the year. From the new Philharmonic in Paris to a new business school in Sydney, here are some of the more remarkable feats in architecture from the last 12 months. The Shanghai Tower The Shanghai Tower in China is […]

27.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Photos ·
New ‘Star Wars’ film hits $1 bn at box office: Disney

New ‘Star Wars’ film hits $1 bn at box office: Disney

(Los Angeles-AFP) – The new “Star Wars” film has passed the $1 billion mark in global box office sales in record time, Disney said Sunday, as fans of the space epic pack theaters around the world. Twelve days after it first hit screens, “The Force Awakens” has posted an estimated $545 million in ticket sales […]

27.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
The most popular nutrition trends of 2015

The most popular nutrition trends of 2015

(Relaxnews) – 2015 saw us stop counting the calories and instead start counting the nutrition. We focused on eating ‘real’ food again that is unprocessed, natural, and full of goodness, as seen in our round-up of the most popular nutrition and health food trends of the year. No sugar diets With many studies showing the […]

27.12.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Photos, Sports & Recreation ·
Samsung’s latest phablet revealed in China

Samsung’s latest phablet revealed in China

(Relaxnews) – Samsung announced its Galaxy A9 at a launch event in China, showcasing a number of new features. Compared to its predecessor the Galaxy A8, Samsung’s newest smartphone boasts a never-been-seen-before 6-inch screen reports online publication Mashable.  The device is equipped with a non-removable battery, extending battery life significantly. Operating on Android Lollipop 5.1, the […]

27.12.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Science & Technology ·
The up-and-coming models to keep an eye on in 2016

The up-and-coming models to keep an eye on in 2016

(Relaxnews) – Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid might have dominated the fashion industry this year, but now that they’re fully established supermodels the business needs fresh newcomers. So which up-and-coming models are set to make their mark in 2016? Lily-Rose Depp The daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis has made waves this year, largely […]

27.12.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Mapping the journey towards self-driving cars

Mapping the journey towards self-driving cars

(Relaxnews) – Tesla may have pushed out the ability to abdicate driving responsibility while highway cruising via little more than an over-the-air software update and Audi is currently prepping a sedan to dazzle the crowds at the International CES this January with its autonomous capabilities. But one thing is clear, 2016 will not be the […]

27.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Hollywood celebrities speak out on migrant crisis

Hollywood celebrities speak out on migrant crisis

By Jocelyne Zablit Los Angeles, United States | AFP |  – As Europe grapples with its biggest migrant crisis in recent history, Hollywood celebrities are rallying to raise awareness about the issue and lashing out at calls to turn away refugees. Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon this month became the latest star to arrive on the Greek island of Lesbos, […]

27.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, U.S. News ·
Aquino ‘shocked’ by the passing of esteemed Inquirer editor-in-chief

Aquino ‘shocked’ by the passing of esteemed Inquirer editor-in-chief

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III counts himself among the many politicians “shocked” and saddened by the unexpected passing of veteran journalist and longtime Philippine Daily Inquirer editor-in-chief Letty Jimenez Magsanoc. “My thoughts and prayers are with her family and all her colleagues in the Philippine Daily Inquirer at this time of profound […]

27.12.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Eliza Pineda all grown up

Eliza Pineda all grown up

Time flies. The former “Maria Flordeluna” star Eliza Pineda is now 20 years old. In 2007, Pineda played the role of an 11-year-old girl, who will do everything to bring her family together. She is also part of the original “Goin’ Bulilit” cast, working with the likes of Kiray Celis, Julia Montes and Jane Oineza, […]

27.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Party hairstyles for New Year’s Eve

Party hairstyles for New Year’s Eve

(Relaxnews) – New Year’s Eve is one of the most glamorous nights of the year, so it deserves a little extra attention when it comes to your hairstyle. Here are three show stopping looks and how to recreate them. Braided up-do Hair vlogger Kayley Melissa has come up with an intricate braided style perfect for […]

26.12.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Holidays, New Year's Day, Online, Photos, Videos ·
Santa absent this year in typhoon-hit PHL

Santa absent this year in typhoon-hit PHL

By Cecil Morella San Jose, Philippines | AFP |   – Wading through knee-deep floods, 12-year-old Joana Yambao pushes her infant sister in a black wash basin along the surface of the filthy water in a typhoon-hit Philippine village where residents have little to celebrate this Christmas. Under sunny skies, their mother sweeps mud from the floor of her […]

26.12.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·

One dead, 26 hurt as car rams people on Las Vegas Strip

Las Vegas, United States | AFP |   – A woman with a toddler in her car deliberately and repeatedly rammed into pedestrians on the packed Las Vegas Strip Sunday, killing one person and injuring at least 26 others, police said. “This was not an act of terrorism… we’ve ruled that out,” Deputy Police Chief Brett Zimmerman told reporters. […]

24.12.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
US lifts lifetime ban on gay blood donations

US lifts lifetime ban on gay blood donations

(Washington, United States-AFP) – The United States on Monday formally lifted its lifetime ban on blood donations by gay men, replacing the rule with a 12-month waiting period after last sexual contact. The decision by the US Food and Drug Administration brings US policy in line with several other developed nations, including France, Japan and […]

24.12.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
SWS: VP Binay, Poe, Roxas and Duterte in tight race for presidency

SWS: VP Binay, Poe, Roxas and Duterte in tight race for presidency

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay, Sen. Grace Poe,  administration standard bearer Manuel “Mar” Roxas II and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte are statistically tied as voters’ top picks to become the country’s next president based on the latest pre-election national survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations (SWS). Results of the SWS presidential […]

24.12.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Holiday recipes from top Paris chefs: Lobster and Jerusalem artichokes by Christophe Saintagne at Le Meurice

Holiday recipes from top Paris chefs: Lobster and Jerusalem artichokes by Christophe Saintagne at Le Meurice

(Relaxnews) – End-of-year festivities are drawing near. This week Relaxnews provides you with recipes from top chefs in Paris to add a gourmet French touch to your Christmas menu. Today, Christophe Saintagne, who is head chef at the luxury hotel Le Meurice and will be setting off to open his own restaurant in January, gives […]

Kardashian Kimojis release breaks App Store and raises security concerns

Kardashian Kimojis release breaks App Store and raises security concerns

(Relaxnews) – Superstar Kim Kardashian’s new Kimoji app is causing concerns over user privacy, after breaking Apple’s app store on Monday, December 21. The app, which costs $1.99 to download, reportedly reached a record of 9,000 downloads per millisecond (via Forbes), at the height of its release earlier this week, causing the Apple App Store to […]

24.12.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Science & Technology ·
Santa tracking possible with Microsoft and Google

Santa tracking possible with Microsoft and Google

(Relaxnews) – The tech giants have launched their updated Santa trackers just in time to keep kids busy awaiting the big festivities ahead. Both brands offer online games and Christmas-themed activities that include basic programming, elf dances, holiday songs and sections on Christmas traditions worldwide. Google’s tracker can detect your location and gives estimates on […]

24.12.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Christmas, Entertainment, Games, Holidays, Home & Garden, Online ·
Miss Colombia releases response on Miss Universe debacle

Miss Colombia releases response on Miss Universe debacle

(Relaxnews) – Miss Universe Colombia contestant Ariadna Gutierrez Arévalo has broken her silence via her official Instagram account, following Sunday night’s embarrassing fiasco at the the 2015 Miss Universe pageant. Gutierrez was awarded and then immediately stripped of the Miss Universe title, after host Steve Harvey mistakenly named her the winner, as a live television audience watched […]

24.12.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, International Stars ·
SC justices ready to take up urgent petition: Sereno

SC justices ready to take up urgent petition: Sereno

MANILA, Dec 23 (Mabuhay) – The justices of the Supreme Court (SC) are ready to hold an urgent session to take up and resolve any petition which needs to be immediately decided upon. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P. Aranal Sereno made the assurance during an interview with the media before the SC justices went into […]

23.12.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Who is Myrtle Sarrosa’s new suitor?

Who is Myrtle Sarrosa’s new suitor?

Six months after her breakup with Brian Poe-Llamanzares, young actress Myrtle Sarrosa confirmed that she has a new suitor. In an interview, Sarrosa was caught by surprise when asked about a young director who is courting her. “May direktor po sa ABS-CBN na nagpaparamdam sa akin ngayon,” Sarrosa confirmed.  “Nagte-text, naghahatid ng food. Kasi lagi […]

23.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Comelec trims list to 6 VP bets

Comelec trims list to 6 VP bets

MANILA, Dec 23 (Mabuhay) – The Commission on Elections is trimming the list of official vice-presidential candidates for the 2016 election to six. Comelec Commissioner Christian Robert Lim said the poll body is looking at a list of 23 presidential candidates, six vice-presidential candidates, 68 senatorial bets and 119 party-list groups for the 2016 polls. […]

23.12.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Tesla and Spotify team to offer first-ever premium service

Tesla and Spotify team to offer first-ever premium service

(Paris-Relaxnews) – Tesla has joined forces with digital music service Spotify to offer drivers of its cars outside the US unlimited Spotify Premium with no data charges. While Spotify has previously announced automotive partnerships with Ford and BMW/Mini and is integrated with CarPlay and Android Auto, Tesla’s is the only deal exempt from extra charges. […]

23.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Motoring, Music ·
Japan premium beef, melons get brand protection

Japan premium beef, melons get brand protection

(Tokyo, Japan-AFP) – Champagne, Melton Mowbray pork pies and Gorgonzola cheese are to be joined by Kobe beef and eye-wateringly expensive Yubari melons as protected products after Japan Tuesday granted them a special status. A total of seven products including Kobe beef and the melons from the northern of island of Hokkaido were added to […]

23.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Johnny Depp is 2015’s ‘Most Overpaid Actor’

Johnny Depp is 2015’s ‘Most Overpaid Actor’

(Relaxnews) – Actor Johnny Depp has been crowned this year’s Most Overpaid Actor, according to the Forbes magazine’s ranking, released Monday, December 22, 2015. The list of Hollywood’s Most Overpaid Actors is “dominated by established male leads who charge top dollar but don’t always deliver at the ticketbooth,” and the publication revealed the Depp’s recent movies returned […]

23.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
No season 8 for ‘Pretty Little Liars’, but a film could be on the cards, creator reveals

No season 8 for ‘Pretty Little Liars’, but a film could be on the cards, creator reveals

(Relaxnews) – “Pretty Little Liars” creator Marlene King has hinted that the sexy soap series will come to a halt after Season 7, although a follow-up movie hasn’t been ruled out yet. The series is set to return to screens for the second half of its sixth season in 2016, but King said that the seventh season […]

23.12.2015 · Filled under: News ·
SpaceX rocket landing opens ‘new door’ to space travel

SpaceX rocket landing opens ‘new door’ to space travel

(Miami, United States-AFP) – SpaceX successfully landed its powerful Falcon 9 rocket Monday for the first time, a major milestone in the drive to cut costs and waste by making rockets as reusable as airplanes. Its engines burning bright orange against the dark night sky, the Falcon 9 made a graceful arc back to Earth […]

23.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
PNoy signs P3.002-trillion 2016 budget

PNoy signs P3.002-trillion 2016 budget

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III signed on Tuesday Republic Act 10717 or the P3.002-trillion national budget for 2016, the biggest fiscal appropriations on government record and the last under his six-year term. The Constitution does not allow the President to seek a second term in office. In expressing his gratitude to the members […]

23.12.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Japanese actress Maria Ozawa said she enjoyed doing her first movie in the Philippines.

Japanese actress Maria Ozawa said she enjoyed doing her first movie in the Philippines.

Ozawa is part of the Metro Manila Film Festival entry “Nilalang”, which also stars Cesar Montano and Meg Imperial. Comparing her experience in doing movies in the Philippines and Japan, she said: “Everything was new to me, totally different from Japan, from what I’ve experienced. And I love it here, [it’s] way better than Japan… […]

23.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
The Beatles to break music streaming boycott on Christmas eve

The Beatles to break music streaming boycott on Christmas eve

(Relaxnews) – Earlier reports (via Billboard) that the world’s most famous band are set to break their streaming boycott appear to be ringing true – The Beatles will finally be available on streaming music services, from this Thursday, December 24, 2015. Re/Code cited industry sources in reporting that the British band’s music will be available for download […]

Chiz maintains lead; Robredo, Marcos tied in second place

Chiz maintains lead; Robredo, Marcos tied in second place

MANILA, Dec 23 (Mabuhay) – Senator Francis Escudero remains the front runner in the vice presidential race based on the latest Social Weather Stations survey, with his 30-percent rating in November still unchanged. Results of the voter preference poll, which was first published by BusinessWorld Wednesday, showed Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo catching up with […]

23.12.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Obama meets families of San Bernardino shooting victims

Obama meets families of San Bernardino shooting victims

San Bernardino, United States | AFP |  – President Barack Obama met late Friday with families of the victims of the San Bernardino shooting, saying they represent the strength, unity and love that exists in the United States. Obama, who was accompanied by his wife Michelle, also praised the relatives for efforts to promote tolerance in the wake of […]

21.12.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
‘Our queen still Miss Universe’: Colombian president

‘Our queen still Miss Universe’: Colombian president

Bogota, Colombia | AFP | Monday 12/21/2015 – Colombia’s president said Monday he was shocked when Miss Colombia won and then immediately lost the Miss Universe crown, and said as far as he was concerned she remained the winner. “I was watching Miss Universe with my family. We started a huge celebration when they said Colombia had won the Miss […]

21.12.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, World News ·
Holiday recipes from top Paris chefs: Lobster and Jerusalem artichokes by Christophe Saintagne at Le Meurice

Holiday recipes from top Paris chefs: Lobster and Jerusalem artichokes by Christophe Saintagne at Le Meurice

(Relaxnews) – End-of-year festivities are drawing near. This week Relaxnews provides you with recipes from top chefs in Paris to add a gourmet French touch to your Christmas menu. Today, Christophe Saintagne, who is head chef at the luxury hotel Le Meurice and will be setting off to open his own restaurant in January, gives […]

Burberry campaign stars share their Christmas memories

Burberry campaign stars share their Christmas memories

(Relaxnews) – Burberry has unveiled a behind-the-scenes Christmas video as part of its festive campaign. “The Burberry Festive Film: Christmas with the cast” sees the brand’s campaign stars comedian and TV host James Corden, supermodel Naomi Campbell and actress Julie Walters talking about their favorite Christmas memories and sharing top tips for the perfect holiday. […]

21.12.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Film, Home & Garden, International Stars, Videos ·
Five tips to get you through festive mealtimes

Five tips to get you through festive mealtimes

(Relaxnews) – 9e of year. Prevention is better than cure. Here are five tips to stop you from falling into the trap of excess. > Do some sport in the morning As you’ll be having a copious meal in the evening, you need to think about preparing early on in the day by doing some […]

Jennylyn Mercado not pressured to win back-to-back MMFF trophies

Jennylyn Mercado not pressured to win back-to-back MMFF trophies

MANILA, Dec 21 (Mabuhay) — JENNYLYN Mercado does not feel the pressure to take home the best actress trophy in the Metro Manila Film Festival for the second straight year. “Ayokong isipin yun kasi nung nakaraan e wala din namang pressure at wala din akong expectations. Sa akin, ginawa ko lang yung trabaho ko. Pinaganda […]

21.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
PNoy expected to visit victims of Nona, Onyok — Palace

PNoy expected to visit victims of Nona, Onyok — Palace

MANILA, Dec 21 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III is expected to visit areas affected by Typhoons Nona and Onyok a few days before Christmas, Malacañang said Monday. “Hinahanda na ‘yung maaaring pagdalaw ng Pangulo in coordination with various agencies on the ground,” Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. told reporters Monday. Nonetheless, Coloma said relief […]

21.12.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Senators hail Pia Wurtzbach’s Miss Universe 2015 triumph

Senators hail Pia Wurtzbach’s Miss Universe 2015 triumph

MANILA, Dec 21 (Mabuhay) – Pia Wurtzbach’s controversial win as Miss Universe 2015 drew mixed reactions even from senators who took to social media on Monday. “Serious telenovela material! @PiaWurtzbach is #missuniverse2015 after the host first announced that she was the 1st runner-up,” Senator Pia Cayetano wrote on Twitter. “Pinoys have such a sense of […]

21.12.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Achievements of young Fil-Ams cited in Dr. Jose Rizal Youth Awards

Achievements of young Fil-Ams cited in Dr. Jose Rizal Youth Awards

WASHINGTON, DC—Thirteen young, outstanding Filipino-Americans were recognized for their academic excellence and community service during the Dr. Jose Rizal Youth Awards on 17 December 2015 at the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy. Now on its 23rd year, the annual award recognizes students from the elementary, high school, and undergraduate levels in the Metropolitan Washington, DC […]

21.12.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·