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 ·
Japan Airlines spreads ‘Peace’ around the world

Japan Airlines spreads ‘Peace’ around the world

(Relaxnews) – The Japanese flag carrier has teamed up with world-renowned GPS artist Yassan to make a truly global artistic message this festive season. Covering six continents and some 65,700 miles (105,734km) and with help from 107 people and a host of flights provided by oneworld alliance airlines, Yassan managed to use his GPS coordinates […]

21.12.2015 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ rules the global box office

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ rules the global box office

(Relaxnews) – The seventh instalment of the sci-fi saga is clearly a force to be reckoned with. The Rentrak weekend global box office figures are in and the first “Star Wars” film devoid of any input from George Lucas has taken $517 million. “A box office force has awakened the global movie marketplace as Disney’s […]

21.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Rimmel London launches ‘London Look’ competition

Rimmel London launches ‘London Look’ competition

(Relaxnews) – Make up brand Rimmel London is searching for the next big thing in beauty vlogging with a little help from singer Rita Ora. The contest is simple and open to anyone: if you think you have the right blend of personality and make up artistry, submit an entry via video or picture. However, […]

21.12.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Holiday recipes from top Paris chefs: Éric Frechon’s salmon baked in coarse sea salt and vegetables cooked with olive oil

Holiday recipes from top Paris chefs: Éric Frechon’s salmon baked in coarse sea salt and vegetables cooked with olive oil

(Relaxnews) – We’re in the final run-up to the year-end festivities. This week Relaxnews provides you with recipes from top chefs in Paris to add a gourmet French touch to your Christmas menu. Today, triple Michelin-starred Éric Frechon, who is the chef at the iconic Bristol hotel in Paris, gives us his recipe for salmon […]

Miss Philippines crowned Miss Universe after live TV mix-up

Miss Philippines crowned Miss Universe after live TV mix-up

(Las Vegas-AFP) – Miss Colombia was wrongly named Miss Universe in a dramatic mix-up in front of a global television audience of millions on Sunday, before the rightful winner Miss Philippines was finally handed the glittering crown. The pageant’s host, US comedian Steve Harvey, misread his cue card and initially announced Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez, […]

21.12.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, World News ·
Three key looks from the Pre-Fall collections

Three key looks from the Pre-Fall collections

(Relaxnews) – The Pre-Fall 2016 collections are coming thick and fast, and a few key trends have already emerged. Here are some of our favorite looks. Romantic minimalism Clean, neat romance was the name of the game at Ralph Lauren, where the collection focuses on classic, feminine styles with a modern twist. A crisp color palette […]

21.12.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Why Dingdong Avanzado won’t seek re-election

Why Dingdong Avanzado won’t seek re-election

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Singer and Siquijor Vice Governor Dingdong Avanzado has decided not to run for re-election in next year’s elections since he wants to focus on his family and music career. Avanzado, who is married to singer Jessa Zaragoza, announced that his 12-year-old daughter Jayda is embarking on a music career and had been […]

21.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·

Audit shows city spends more to repair vehicles than they cost

Los Angeles – Controller Ron Galperin released an audit of Los Angeles’s procedures for disposing of surplus and obsolete equipment and vehicles. The audit found that insufficient funding to replace outdated equipment, combined with a decentralized, haphazard approach to the salvage process has led L.A. to spend far more maintaining some vehicles than it would […]

19.12.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

Buyer of assault rifles used in San Bernardino terror attack charged

RIVERSIDE, California – Enrique Marquez Jr., a longtime friend of Syed Rizwan Farook, the male shooter in the San Bernardino terrorist attack, was charged today with conspiring with Farook in 2011 and 2012 to commit crimes of terrorism. Marquez was also charged today with the unlawful purchase of two assault rifles used in the deadly shooting […]

19.12.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

Canada’s first transgender judge breaks a ‘glass ceiling’

Ottawa, Canada | AFP | Saturday 12/19/2015 – A transgender magistrate was named this week to the Manitoba provincial court, becoming the first transgender judge in Canada. Kael McKenzie, a lawyer and then a crown prosecutor in Winnipeg, the capital of Manitoba, was named late in the week by an independent judicial nominating committee. The daily newspaper The Globe and […]

19.12.2015 · Filled under: World News ·

Fed agent pleads guilty to taking bribes from Korean exec being investigated for human trafficking

LOS ANGELES – A former special agent with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) pleaded guilty this afternoon to accepting thousands of dollars in bribes from a man who had been accused of trafficking a woman into the United States to be a sex slave.         Joohoon David Lee, 43, who currently […]

19.12.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

San Bernardino shooter’s visa request was missing key information: politician

Washington, United States | AFP | Saturday 12/19/2015 – A member of the US Congress Saturday accused immigration officials of allowing California attacker Tashfeen Malik into the country despite critical missing information in her request for a fiancee visa. “After reviewing Tashfeen Malik’s immigration file, it is clear that immigration officials did not thoroughly vet her application,” House Judiciary Committee […]

19.12.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
‘My Bebe Love” ‘goes to Cebu and Davao

‘My Bebe Love” ‘goes to Cebu and Davao

Christmas came early for Cebuanos and Davaoeños as the cast of the Metro Manila Film Festival entry “My Bebe Love: #KiligPaMore” visited the region for the movie’s promo tour. The romantic comedy stars Vic Sotto and Ai-Ai Delas Alas, together with Alden Richards and Maine “Yaya Dub” Mendoza. “My Bebe Love” is AlDub’s first-ever film together, following the unprecedented success of the phenomenal love team […]

19.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Infiniti revs up for Detroit with new engines and models

Infiniti revs up for Detroit with new engines and models

(Relaxnews) – With less than a month to go before the Detroit motor show opens its doors to the world’s automotive press, Infiniti has unveiled a brand-new V6 engine plus two of the three new cars that will be making their debut at this year’s event. “We’re unwrapping a few presents early, prior to the […]

19.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
The quantity of food we eat depends on the action of a hormone: Study

The quantity of food we eat depends on the action of a hormone: Study

(Relaxnews) – An American study reports that the quantity of food we eat depends on the action of the hormone called ghrelin. This discovery by American researchers could pave the way for new weight-loss therapies. Up until now it was known that certain hormones were responsible for our food impulses. In this study published in […]

19.12.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
‘Silent Night’: from village ditty to global Christmas hit

‘Silent Night’: from village ditty to global Christmas hit

(Oberndorf bei Salzburg, Austria-AFP) – When “Silent Night” was born in Austria almost 200 years ago, those present had little idea that the Christmas carol would one day be sung the world over, including this year by Miley Cyrus and some Swedish goats. Such though was the destiny of “Stille Nacht”, premiered to a modest […]

19.12.2015 · Filled under: Christmas, Entertainment, Holidays, International Stars, Music ·
New cyberattack targets in 2016

New cyberattack targets in 2016

(Relaxnews) – Schools, iPhones, connected devices and Wi-Fi networks are all potential targets for cybercriminal attacks in 2016, according to WatchGuard Technologies, a business security solution provider. Schools need better protection  The quantity of data collected on children and students is constantly increasing, due to open network environments in schools and universities. They are likely […]

19.12.2015 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Harbin, China gets new opera house

Harbin, China gets new opera house

(Relaxnews) – Beijing-based MAD Architects have completed construction of the Harbin Opera House in the northern Chinese city of Harbin but it is not yet open to the public. It is part of the Harbin Cultural Island project, which consists of the opera and a cultural center located along Harbin’s Songhua river. The complex covers […]

19.12.2015 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
Nutrition trends 2016: go back to basics with ancient foods and algae

Nutrition trends 2016: go back to basics with ancient foods and algae

(Relaxnews) – As we continue to shun modern-day artificial ingredients and GMOs in search of more natural products, 2016 will see nutrition go even more back to basics with a variety of ancient fruits, grains, and even algae. Here we break down for you why and how to add them into your daily diet to give your health a […]

19.12.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·

New York, Washington bask in warm winter weather records

New York, United States | AFP |   Shorts instead of scarves: New York City and the Washington area shattered or matched warm weather records Sunday for December 13, less than two weeks before the usually chilly Christmas holiday. In New York City, some people headed out in light summer clothes to revel in midday temperatures in Central Park […]

18.12.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Holidays, U.S. News ·

EU diplomats warn US over visa threat

Washington, United States | AFP |   – Diplomats from the 28-member European Union on Monday warned they could respond in kind if the United States makes good on plans to end visa-free entry for some EU nationals. After the November 13 terror strikes in Paris and as part of wider anti-terror efforts, the US House of Representatives voted […]

18.12.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
‘Grandma’s magic remedy:’ Mexico’s medical marijuana secret

‘Grandma’s magic remedy:’ Mexico’s medical marijuana secret

By Sofia Miselem Mexico City, Mexico | AFP |   – When her legs ache, this Mexican grandmother rubs them with marijuana-infused alcohol. She is well aware the homemade remedy defies the country’s cannabis ban, but her family has used the concoction to treat ailments since she was a child, handing it down the generations. “I really have a […]

18.12.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·

Elected leaders die younger, says study

Paris, France | AFP | – Politicians may achieve a lifelong dream of becoming a prime minister or president,  but in doing so may face the Grim Reaper somewhat sooner than the expected. So suggests an offbeat study in the Christmas edition of the British medical journal, The BMJ. Researchers led by Anupam Jena, an associate professor in health […]

18.12.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Google’s Year in Search 2015: ‘Agar.io,’ ‘Jurassic World,’ ‘Furious 7,’ Caitlyn Jenner

Google’s Year in Search 2015: ‘Agar.io,’ ‘Jurassic World,’ ‘Furious 7,’ Caitlyn Jenner

(Relaxnews) – The annual review of top trending search terms has been released, with Google revealing that its search engine users submitted the most queries for basketballer Lamar Odom, French magazine Charlie Hebdo, video game “Agar.io,” and blockbuster film “Jurassic World.” Three films, two people related to the celebrity Kardashian family, two video games, two […]

Car companies making the connection at CES

Car companies making the connection at CES

(Relaxnews) – In recent years the International Consumer Electronics Show has been reenergized as an event for providing consumers with a peek into the automotive world of the future and at this year’s show, which opens its doors on January 6, a new record is expected in terms of the number of automakers in attendance. […]

17.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Are Online Auctions the Future of Art Sales?

Are Online Auctions the Future of Art Sales?

(Relaxnews) – On Thursday, December 17 Christie’s Paris auction house wrapped up an entirely online auction. This is the first time that Christie’s Paris has curated an online auction. The trend is growing and may be revolutionizing the industry. Many auctions are now available only online. Christie’s got in early and first began online only […]

17.12.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Art, Science & Technology ·
Apple insider becomes chief operating officer

Apple insider becomes chief operating officer

(San Francisco-AFP) – Apple on Thursday made shifts to its executive team, naming its first chief operating officer since Tim Cook moved into the chief executive job some four years ago. Jeff Williams became Apple’s chief operating officer, formalizing a role some contend he was already handling at the California-based technology colossus. Williams joined the […]

17.12.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Aquino’s satisfaction rating down in SWS Q4 survey

Aquino’s satisfaction rating down in SWS Q4 survey

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III’s public satisfaction rating suffered a nine-point drop from +41 in September to +32 this month, results of the fourth quarter Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey released on Wednesday showed. The survey conducted from December 5 to 8 among 1,200 adults nationwide found 58 percent were satisfied, 16 percent […]

17.12.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Vitamin D levels should be boosted for intense sporting activity to avoid fractures

Vitamin D levels should be boosted for intense sporting activity to avoid fractures

(Relaxnews) – An American study reports that active individuals who enjoy high-impact sports such as running may need higher vitamin D levels to reduce the risk of stress fractures. If you practice sport regularly and you prefer high-impact activities, this latest American study, published in the Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery, advises you to […]

17.12.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Matteo hopes to have concert repeat

Matteo hopes to have concert repeat

After his sold-out show at the Music Museum recently, Matteo Guidicelli is hoping for a repeat of his concert next year. “Astig! Sold out kami tapos sobrang saya. Almost three hours ‘yung show. Nagpapasalamat ako sa lahat ng nanood ng concert,” he said. “Kung nagustuhan nilang lahat, may repeat sana in the future. Baka next […]

17.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Jessa Zaragosa prepares for comeback concert

Jessa Zaragosa prepares for comeback concert

After a 12-year absence from the concert scene, singer-actress Jessa Zaragoza is getting ready for her comeback solo show. Zaragoza announced that she will be mounting her solo concert “I Am Me” on January 5 at the Music Museum in Greenhills. She said it’s the time for her to go back to her passion, which […]

17.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Obama warns IS leaders: ‘You are next’

Obama warns IS leaders: ‘You are next’

By Andrew Beatty Washington, United States | AFP |   – US President Barack Obama voiced fresh determination to destroy the Islamic State on Monday, vowing to kill the group’s leaders and win back territory in the Middle East. Sounding a notably more strident tone, Obama said that the United States and its allies were taking the fight to […]

17.12.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
‘Nona’ kills man, leaves trail of destruction in Northern Samar

‘Nona’ kills man, leaves trail of destruction in Northern Samar

TACLOBAN CITY  (Mabuhay) – Typhoon Nona left Northern Samar with at least one dead, after it unleashed its wrath on Monday that caused widespread power outages and communication network paralysis. The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) identified the casualty as Pascual Ancente Jr., 31, of Allen Northern Samar. The victim died due […]

16.12.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Philippine News ·

Social media link to attacks poses conundrum

By Sophie Estienne San Francisco, United States | AFP |   – Pressure is growing on social networks to play a bigger role in finding and weeding out jihadists and others looking to recruit members and plot deadly attacks. But it’s more complicated than it sounds: networks like Facebook and Twitter support free expression, and filtering our bad actors […]

16.12.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

Urgent aid needed to fight ‘super’ El Nino: Oxfam

Sydney, Australia | AFP   – Droughts, erratic rains and frosts brought by a super-charged El Nino are severely impacting the Pacific, with Papua New Guinea worst hit, aid group Oxfam said in a report Monday. Calling for an urgent up-scaling in relief to save lives, the charity said 4.7 million people faced hunger, poverty and disease in the […]

16.12.2015 · Filled under: Environment, World News ·
Female billionaires on the rise thanks to Asian businesswomen

Female billionaires on the rise thanks to Asian businesswomen

(Zurich-AFP) – The number of women among the world’s billionaires has risen faster over the past two decades than that of men, mostly thanks to Asian female entrepreneurs, a study published Tuesday showed. There were 145 female billionaires in the world at the end of 2014, compared with 22 in 1995, according to the study, […]

16.12.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
New Year celebrations around the world: New York

New Year celebrations around the world: New York

(Relaxnews) – Not many days from now, the planet will bid farewell to 2015 and welcome 2016 with open arms. We’re taking a world tour of the big cities where the New Year is a major cause for celebration. Let’s take a look at what’s planned in New York. The Big Apple is a must-do […]

16.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Holidays, New Year's Day ·
Scarlett Johansson snapped up by Sony Pictures for new R-rated comedy

Scarlett Johansson snapped up by Sony Pictures for new R-rated comedy

(Relaxnews) – Scarlett Johansson could be set to star in Sony Pictures’ upcoming movie ‘Move That Body’. The actress is in final negotiations with the studio to play in the R-rated comedy, The Wrap reports. The plot tells the tale of a bachelorette party gone wrong. The script was written by Paul W. Downs, who will co-star […]

16.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘House of Cards’ season 4 date announced

‘House of Cards’ season 4 date announced

(Relaxnews) – ‘House of Cards’ is returning to TV for its fourth season next spring. A new teaser for the political drama starring Kevin Spacey has revealed that the show’s 13 new episodes will air on Netflix on March 4. The entire season will be released on the same date. In the teaser, which is […]

16.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Pomegranates have an anti-aging effect and are good for our neurons

Pomegranates have an anti-aging effect and are good for our neurons

(Relaxnews) – Eating pomegranates regularly could provide protection from neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, according to an American study published in the journal ACS Chemical Neuroscience. Pomegranates have been proven scientifically to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-cancer effects. They are also thought to have an anti-aging effect that can protect our neurons. The latest […]

16.12.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Obama urges tougher gun controls on school massacre anniversary

Obama urges tougher gun controls on school massacre anniversary

Washington, United States | AFP |   – President Barack Obama vowed not to give up on vexed efforts to tighten US gun laws Monday, the third anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting which killed 26 people. In a Facebook post, Obama took the Republican-controlled Congress to task for failing to pass reforms after the shooting that […]

16.12.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
House panel chair irked by question over support for Duterte

House panel chair irked by question over support for Duterte

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The chairman of the powerful Committee on Appropriations in the House of Representatives lost his cool in the middle of a committee hearing after one of his colleagues asked him if he still headed the panel even after expressing support for the presidential candidacy of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. Davao City […]

16.12.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Shaira-Mark love team put to rest

Shaira-Mark love team put to rest

TV5 star Shaira Mae dela Cruz admits to have been surprised over TV5 management’s decision to break up her onscreen partnership with Mark Neumann. “Nagulat po ako at nalungkot,” she said. Shaira and Mark have been working together constantly for some time now, starting with their appearance on the Filipino adaptation of theKorean series, “Baker […]

16.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Miles denies onscreen competition with Julia Barretto

Miles denies onscreen competition with Julia Barretto

MANILA  (Mabuhay) -– Miles Ocampo denied that she and Julia Barretto are trying to outshine each other in their scenes for their upcoming series “And I Love You So.” Ocampo maintained that she and Barreto are very good friends. “Sobrang close po kami ni Julia. Ang hirap po magpigil ng tawa lagi kapag magkaeksena kami […]

16.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·

America’s penchant for guns stronger than ever after attacks

Randolph Township, United States | AFP | Tuesday 12/15/2015 By Thomas Urbain The Paris and San Bernardino attacks have fueled a surge in US gun sales, as Americans seek to protect themselves – and stock up in case lawmakers finally act to tighten firearms controls. Since a Muslim husband and wife opened fire in California on December 2, killing 14 […]

15.12.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Paris spreads some love with new social campaign

Paris spreads some love with new social campaign

(Relaxnews) – A huge social media campaign has been launched to boost Paris’s profile in the wake of the city’s November terrorist attacks. #ParisWeLoveYou is an online solidarity movement that asks participants to upload a profile picture which will be collated into a giant mosaic expected to be unveiled in the French capital at a […]

15.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Baccarat Rouge 540 is a new addition to the Maison Francis Kurkdjian perfume range

Baccarat Rouge 540 is a new addition to the Maison Francis Kurkdjian perfume range

(Relaxnews) – The Baccarat Rouge 540 fragrance is the result of a partnership between the crystal manufacturer Baccarat and the perfume house Maison Francis Kurkdjian. This new celebratory fragrance will be available in mid-January 2016. Last year, crystal manufacturer Baccarat celebrated its 250th anniversary with the launch of the Baccarat Rouge 540 fragrance as a […]

15.12.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
New Year celebrations around the world: London

New Year celebrations around the world: London

(Relaxnews) – Not many days from now, the planet will bid farewell to 2015 and welcome 2016 with open arms. We’re taking a world tour of the big cities where the New Year is a major cause for celebration. Let’s take a look at London in the UK. The UK capital celebrates New Year on […]

15.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Could Barbra Streisand be set to direct ‘A Life in Pieces’?

Could Barbra Streisand be set to direct ‘A Life in Pieces’?

(Relaxnews) – Barbra Streisand could be set to direct an episode of the CBS show “A Life in Pieces.” The star’s husband James Brolin, who plays John Short in the series, suggested to his wife that she take control of an episode, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The singer hinted that she might well do so […]

15.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
Aquino expects country’s columnists to deliver message of hope

Aquino expects country’s columnists to deliver message of hope

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III said on Friday he expects the country’s leading columnists and commentators to enlighten the public as the country holds a national election next year. Attending the Bulong Pulungan Christmas Party at the Sofitel Hotel in Pasay City, President Aquino praised the media luminaries for their contribution to […]

15.12.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Gerphil to tour with David Foster in 2016

Gerphil to tour with David Foster in 2016

It’s official: Asia’s Got Talent (AGT) finalist Gerphil Flores confirmed that she will be part of the Asian tour of “David Foster and Friends” in 2016. Flores said it’s a dream do come true for her to work with Foster, who was one of the judges of the pan-Asian talent contest. “Sabi ko nga po […]

15.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Panda Cares holds 8th annual holiday carnival celebration

Panda Cares holds 8th annual holiday carnival celebration

ROSEMEAD, Calif. –Panda Cares, the philanthropic arm of Panda Express and its parent company, Panda Restaurant Group, hosted its 8th annual Leader In Me Holiday Carnival on Friday, Dec. 11. Four hundred students from Encinita Elementary School in Rosemead, CA, were recognized at the event for their academic and leadership achievements in The Leader in Me program, a whole school transformation process created by FranklinCovey, […]

15.12.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Algae toxin may erase sea lion memory: study

Algae toxin may erase sea lion memory: study

(San Francisco-AFP) – A toxin in algae may be erasing the memory of sea lions, which wash ashore by the hundreds each year off the coast of California, disoriented and suffering seizures, scientists said Monday. Known as domoic acid, the substance is produced naturally by marine algae, but can harm sea lions’ ability to navigate […]

14.12.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Health & Fitness ·
Marlo denies Janella-Jerome romance

Marlo denies Janella-Jerome romance

Young actor Marlo Mortel denied that his leading lady Janella Salvador had a relationship with their “Be Careful With My Heart” co-star Jerome Ponce. Mortel said there is no truth to rumors that Salvador and Ponce were once an item “Hindi naman naging sila,” Mortel said. “Naging close lang talaga sila kasi every day ang […]

14.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·

More areas under Storm Signal No. 3 as Nona hits Sorsogon

MANILA, Dec 14 (Mabuhay) — Typhoon Nona (international name Melor) made landfall for the second time on Monday, bringing heavy rains and winds in its wake. The tropical storm hit Bulusan in Sorsogon province at around 5 p.m. Monday. It had made its first landfall in the country earlier in the day, just before noon, […]

14.12.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·

US must do more to counter IS propaganda: top general

Washington, United States | AFP | Monday 12/14/2015 – America is coming up far short in its efforts to counter Islamic State propaganda, and the jihadists’ messages often resonate with younger people, the US military’s top general warned Monday. “I think we probably do get a C-minus or D in terms of doing it right now,” General Joe Dunford told […]

14.12.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

Duterte dared: Name criminals you killed

MANILA, Dec 14 (Mabuhay) – House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. on Monday dared 2016 presidential candidate Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to name the criminals he has supposedly executed to maintain peace and order in Davao City. “Baka image-making lang ito. I would like to dare our very brave mayor, name names. ‘Wag yung puro, ‘pinatay ko […]

14.12.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·

EPA awards $50,000 to LA Unified to educate students on water conservation

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded an environmental education grant of $50,000 to the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) to develop and implement curriculum focused on water sustainability in a changing climate. Five middle schools and five high schools—a total of 20 classrooms—will learn about water conservation, recycled water, and storm […]

14.12.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
Carbon38 releases first fashion collection

Carbon38 releases first fashion collection

(Relaxnews) – Online activewear label Carbon38 has launched its first-ever fashion collection. Featuring high-end jackets, dresses, leggings, jumpsuits and tops, the collection combines activewear fabrics with daily silhouettes. The brand has created an exclusive gray, white and black wave print inspired by the juxtaposition of the gritty and on-the-go NYC lifestyle with the laid-back beach […]

10.12.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
Tumblr reveals most reblogged celebrities in 2015

Tumblr reveals most reblogged celebrities in 2015

Entertainment – Cinema – Music – Trend – Celebrity – Looking back on 2015 (Relaxnews) – Chris Evans, Taylor Swift and Serena Williams were among the most reblogged celebrities on Tumblr in 2015. The blogging site has released their Year in Review stats, recapping everything from the most popular blogs, people and places that got Tumblrs buzzing over the last year. Top actresses in 2015: […]

10.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden, Music, Online ·
USCIS launches ‘Emma’ – virtual assistant to finding answers

USCIS launches ‘Emma’ – virtual assistant to finding answers

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services launched a virtual assistant named “Emma” today on uscis.gov, allowing customers to quickly find accurate information. She answers questions in plain English and navigates users to relevant USCIS web pages. She is named after Emma Lazarus, whose famous words are inscribed at the base of the Statue of Liberty. Emma was […]

10.12.2015 · Filled under: Services, U.S. News ·
Angel Locsin undergoes medical treatment for spine

Angel Locsin undergoes medical treatment for spine

Actress Angel Locsin on Friday expressed her gratitude to her fans for their unwavering support as she posted photos of her in a hospital in Singapore moments after undergoing medical treatment for her disc bulge in her spine. On her Instagram account, the 30-year-old Locsin wrote: “I’m still a little bit groggy and sore but […]

10.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
US Supreme Court gives nod to assault weapons ban

US Supreme Court gives nod to assault weapons ban

Washington, United States | AFP |   – The US Supreme Court appeared on Monday to back lawmakers who want to restrict the type of guns such as semi-automatic assault weapons used in recent mass shootings. In a 7-2 vote, the high court’s justices refused to take up a challenge to a Chicago suburb’s ban on the sale or […]

10.12.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Private sector urged to check how laws are implemented

Private sector urged to check how laws are implemented

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — The private, academe, and business sectors must monitor how the law is being implemented, Senator Juan Edgardo Angara told businessmen in his keynote at the Integrity Summit 2015 in Makati City on Wednesday. According to the senator, these sectors must work closely with government to ensure proper implementation of the Fair Competition […]

10.12.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Why Sam Milby isn’t chummy with ex Anne

Why Sam Milby isn’t chummy with ex Anne

There may be on good terms but how does Sam Milby truly feel about former girlfriend Anne Curtis? “We are friends, okay kami,” Milby said. “But friends like ‘yung nag-uusap kami? No, of course not.” The actor, who is currently seeing someone who’s not from showbiz, explained that he doesn’t think it would be proper […]

10.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
PHL envoy remembered

PHL envoy remembered

NaFFAA head speaks on the passing of Ambassador Willy C. Gaa “Ambassador Willy Gaa was a consummate diplomat, whose actions more than his words, helped make a difference in the Filipino American community’s aspirations for empowerment,” says NaFFAA National Chairman JT Mallonga. “As Philippine Ambassador to the United States from 2006-2011, Ambassador Gaa deeply cared […]

10.12.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
The top books of 2015 according to Barnes & Noble

The top books of 2015 according to Barnes & Noble

(Relaxnews) – Bookseller Barnes & Noble has released its picks for the top books of 2015, in categories that include the best celebrity memoirs, books that got people talking, novels waiting to be made into big screen adaptations and best-sellers. In the category of books with staying power, titles chosen include everything from Anthony Doerr’s […]

09.12.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘The Wizarding World of Harry Potter’ theme park announces opening date

‘The Wizarding World of Harry Potter’ theme park announces opening date

(Relaxnews) – Universal Studios Hollywood has announced that the “immersive experience” will open on April 7, 2016. Universal Studios Hollywood announced the opening date of the Harry Potter-inspired park, featuring the wizarding school Hogwarts, the magical village of Hogsmead, a Hippogriff rollercoaster and more. The park, located at the Entertainment Capital of L.A, contains eight retail […]

09.12.2015 · Filled under: Art, Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Film ·
White House slams Trump’s plan to ban Muslims

White House slams Trump’s plan to ban Muslims

Washington, United States | AFP |  – Senior White House officials lined up Monday to condemn Donald Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States, saying it was contrary to US values and interests. “You’re being generous by describing it as a proposal,” said White House spokesman Josh Earnest, castigating the fiery Republican presidential frontrunner’s latest outburst […]

09.12.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
World rafting championships paddle into Asia

World rafting championships paddle into Asia

(Sukabumi, Indonesia-AFP) – Around 700 competitors have descended on the Indonesian island of Java for this year’s World Rafting Championship, showcasing the best of the extreme sport in a region where its popularity is on the rise. Teams of rafters, almost all non-professional, slammed their paddles into fast-flowing rapids to battle through the Citarik River, […]

09.12.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
The BMW i8 could be available as a cabriolet in 2016

The BMW i8 could be available as a cabriolet in 2016

(Relaxnews) – BMW will soon be unveiling a new concept car to pave the way for a convertible version of its i8 electric sports car. Autocar reports that the concept will be revealed at the CES 2015, which will be held in Las Vegas in the US from January 6 to 9, 2016. It will […]

09.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring ·
What Kathryn wants to do before turning 20

What Kathryn wants to do before turning 20

Kapamilya star Kathryn Bernardo admitted that there are times when she wishes she could be like any “normal” 19-year-old girl. In fact, the “Pangako sa ‘Yo” star revealed that she and her non-showbiz friends talk about switching lives for a day. “Like Hannah Montana, where I can be a normal girl by day and a […]

09.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Election fever sidelines HR in PHL: Amnesty

Election fever sidelines HR in PHL: Amnesty

Manila, Philippines | AFP |  – Philippine presidential candidates have ignored human rights in their campaigns despite the violence which plagues the country, Amnesty International said Monday. The rights group spoke out as a survey was released showing the frontrunner for the 2016 poll was a mayor dubbed “Dirty Harry” who has openly boasted of personally killing criminals. Amnesty […]

09.12.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
St. Lorenzo Ruiz Church Music Ministry concert Dec. 12

St. Lorenzo Ruiz Church Music Ministry concert Dec. 12

Enjoy an evening serenaded by the St. Lorenzo Ruiz Church Music Ministry, the children’s choir, and special guest performers, the Harana Men’s Chorus, at the “Rejoice! Maranatha… God is Full of Mercy” concert on Saturday, December 12, 2015, 7-9 p.m. This is the second major Christmas concert to be held in the church located at […]

09.12.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Las Vegas CES fair to unveil world’s first multi-payment connected screens

Las Vegas CES fair to unveil world’s first multi-payment connected screens

(Relaxnews) – French start-up Think&Go will debut on January 2016 the world’s first multi-payment connected screens at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Following the presentation of the brands connected screens at last year’s CES fair, Think&Go has partnered with fellow French brand Ingénico, a leading payment solutions firm to create connected screens that […]

09.12.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Rooney Mara to be honored with Vanguard Award

Rooney Mara to be honored with Vanguard Award

(Relaxnews) – The co-star of “Carol” will receive the Santa Barbara Festival Vanguard Award from fellow cast member Cate Blanchett, it was announced on December 8. The Santa Barbara International Film Festival takes place this year from February 3-13, during which the actress Rooney Mara (“The Social Network”, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, “Carol”) will be honored with the Vanguard Award. […]

09.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Red Cross, world leaders to meet on ‘most pressing’ humanitarian issues

Red Cross, world leaders to meet on ‘most pressing’ humanitarian issues

Geneva  – The humanitarian environment has changed dramatically in recent years, posing unprecedented challenges for humanitarian actors in delivering assistance to all those in need, according to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement as its series of high-level meetings begins in Geneva. The Statutory Meetings of the Red Cross and Red Crescent bring […]

08.12.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Mariel thanks Robin after suffering miscarriage

Mariel thanks Robin after suffering miscarriage

MANILA (Mabuhay) — MARIEL Rodriguez thanked her husband Robin Padilla for always taking care of her after experiencing two miscarriages this year. The television host recently updated her Instagram followers by uploading a snap of her lying in a hospital bed while Padilla was taking the photo. In the caption and comment section, Rodriguez said […]

08.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Twitter releases list of most popular retweets of 2015

Twitter releases list of most popular retweets of 2015

(Relaxnews) – Twitter has released the most influential tweets of 2015, a list that reveals what the world was talking about, fascinated with, and engaged in throughout the year. Topping the list are #PrayForParis and #JeSuisCharlie, hashtags that became global rallying cries and expressed solidarity with Parisians after terrorist attacks struck the city two times […]

08.12.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online ·
The black raspberry touted for its big health benefits

The black raspberry touted for its big health benefits

(Relaxnews) – If you’re looking for a superfood fruit, you may not need to look as far as the exotic goji, acerola or acai berry. A Polish study points out that the common blackberry and raspberry have a high level of health boosting antioxidants, with the lesser-known black raspberry coming top out of the three. […]

08.12.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Nina Ricci gets arty for the 10th anniversary of its Nina perfume

Nina Ricci gets arty for the 10th anniversary of its Nina perfume

(Relaxnews) – Nina Ricci is celebrating the tenth birthday of its Nina fragrance in 2016. To mark the occasion, the iconic apple-shaped bottle will be given a new arty design that will be launched in January. In 2006, the famed French perfume house called upon the master perfumer Olivier Cresp to create a tangy, appetizing […]

08.12.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Lifestyle ·
Trump wants Muslims ‘barred’ entry to US

Trump wants Muslims ‘barred’ entry to US

By Michael Mathes / Ivan Couronne Washington, United States | AFP |   – Republican frontrunner Donald Trump on Monday called for a “total and complete shutdown” of Muslims entering the United States, unleashing some of the most provocative and divisive remarks of his controversial presidential campaign. The stunning statement followed last week’s mass shooting in California by a […]

08.12.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Lacierda: Aquino’s tirades vs. LP rivals not a demolition job

Lacierda: Aquino’s tirades vs. LP rivals not a demolition job

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III’s tirades against the rivals of his anointed successor should not be taken as a demolition job but as a “manner of describing candidates,” a spokesperson for Malacañang said Monday. “It is not accurate to say it’s a demolition job. It’s a manner of describing who the candidates are […]

08.12.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Don’t fall for utility bill scams this Holiday Season

Don’t fall for utility bill scams this Holiday Season

With more than 16,000 SCE customers victimized since January 2014, the utility recently partnered with local law enforcement and AARP  By Caroline Aoyagi-Stom, Southern California Edison@SCE_CarolineA When Jinza Teriyaki restaurant owner John Lee, 40, answered the phone at his business six months ago, the suspicious caller identified himself as a Southern CaliforniaEdison representative and asked for immediate payment or […]

07.12.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Services ·
Shailene Woodley to star alongside Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon in HBO series

Shailene Woodley to star alongside Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon in HBO series

(Relaxnews) – Shailene Woodley rounds out the casting for the HBO series “Big Little Lies” that will also star Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman. During an appearance at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in New Delhi over the weekend, Kidman confirmed that Woodley has been cast to star in the series adapted from Liane Moriarty’s […]

07.12.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Obama tells fearful America IS will be defeated

Obama tells fearful America IS will be defeated

By Andrew Beatty Washington, UNITED STATES | AFP | Monday 12/7/2015 – US President Barack Obama, in a rare prime-time speech designed to reassure a jittery nation, vowed Sunday that America will destroy the Islamic State group and hunt down its followers at home or abroad. Facing questions about his leadership and strategy, Obama harnessed the highest trappings of US […]

07.12.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Ruffa keeps focus on children, business

Ruffa keeps focus on children, business

Ruffa Gutierrez is not about to marry anew. At 41, she’s pouring attention on other things. “At this point in life, no (I don’t want to get married). Kasi there are so many things na kailangan nating pagkaabalahan… Ang mas importante ngayon eh, focus sa mga anak ko,” she said. The former beauty queen has […]

07.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Luc Besson enlists Ethan Hawke for sci-fi film ‘Valerian’

Luc Besson enlists Ethan Hawke for sci-fi film ‘Valerian’

(Relaxnews) – Ethan Hawke is the latest cast member to join the production of Luc Besson’s “Valerian.” Besson announced the news on Instagram over the weekend, saying he’s wanted to work with Hawke for years. Hawke joins Clive Owen, Rihanna, Cara Delevingne and Dane DeHaan in the adaptation of the French sci-fi comic strip series […]

07.12.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Microsoft launches most affordable Lumia smartphone for holidays

Microsoft launches most affordable Lumia smartphone for holidays

(Relaxnews) – Microsoft’s most affordable Lumia smartphone hit store shelves in select markets Monday. Billed as the company’s most affordable 4G LTE phone, the Lumia 550 is preloaded with Windows 10 and signature Microsoft apps such like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, Outlook Mail, Calendar, Skype and Cortana, Microsoft’s personal assistant. Documents saved to OneDrive can […]

Joshua Tree National Park to offer free admission

Joshua Tree National Park to offer free admission

WASHINGTON – The National Park Service turns 100 years old in 2016 and wants everyone to celebrate!  All national parks, including Joshua Tree National Park will waive entrance fees on 16 special days in 2016. The 16 entrance fee-free days for 2016 will be: January 18 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day April 16-24 – National Park Week August […]

07.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment ·
Sister cities Olongapo City and VA beach unveil anchor of friendship

Sister cities Olongapo City and VA beach unveil anchor of friendship

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippines and the United States further strengthened their friendship and people-to-people ties through a special dedication ceremony of the Kempsville Road – Princess Anne Intersection and the Philippine Sister Anchor of Friendship on 30 November 2015 in the Kempes Landing Park in Virginia Beach. The dedication ceremony was a symbolic gesture between sister […]

07.12.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
US military to open frontline combat roles to women

US military to open frontline combat roles to women

By Thomas Watkins Washington, United States | AFP |  – The US military will open up all positions – including frontline combat roles – to women, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced Thursday in a sweeping move officially ending centuries of men-only tradition. The historic step served as a rebuke to a Marine Corps call this […]

06.12.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
WHAT HAPPENS TO MY CAR IF I FILE BANKRUPTCY?

WHAT HAPPENS TO MY CAR IF I FILE BANKRUPTCY?

There are several issues to consider in answering this question. The most important point is the value of your car. In most cases, you can protect your car using the allowable bankruptcy code exemptions. An exemption allows you to file for bankruptcy relief and protect most of your property. The bankruptcy courts understand you need […]

06.12.2015 · Filled under: Atty. Paul M. Allen, Columnists ·
Poe camp points to US Embassy doc to prove PHL residency since 2005

Poe camp points to US Embassy doc to prove PHL residency since 2005

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Senator Grace Poe did not lie when she indicated in her certificate of candidacy (COC) for president that she has been residing in the Philippines for 10 years and 11 months, her camp said Thursday. Poe’s spokesperson, Valenzuela City Mayor Rex Gatchalian, said the senator had clearly stated in a document submitted […]

06.12.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Liza, Enrique to start taping new series in December

Liza, Enrique to start taping new series in December

Following the box office success of their movie “Everyday I Love You,” Enrique Gil revealed that he and Liza Soberano are set to begin taping their second TV series together soon. Gil said they are already preparing for the new show as early as now. “Ako sobrang excited ako sa project namin. Nagpe-prepare na kami […]

06.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
Obama says  terror ‘possible’

Obama says terror ‘possible’

Washington, United States | AFP |   – US President Barack Obama said Thursday the motivation for a deadly shooting in California was not yet known, but a terror attack could not yet be ruled out. Obama ordered flags on government buildings, embassies and military installations to be flown at half-staff until Monday in memory […]

06.12.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Porsche greenlights its first green supercar

Porsche greenlights its first green supercar

(Relaxnews) – The Mission E, the 100% electric concept car that sent shockwaves of excitement through the crowds at September’s Frankfurt motor show is going into production. Turning the showcar into a production model is going to require €1 billion in investment, and the hiring of 1000 new employees. But, by keeping the promises made […]

06.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
A man’s weight can affect his sperm’s genetic makeup

A man’s weight can affect his sperm’s genetic makeup

(Relaxnews) – A man’s weight affects his sperm’s genetic makeup and could lead to a predisposition to obesity in his children, according to a Danish study published in the journal Cell Metabolism. A five-year study undertaken by Dr. Romain Barres of the University of Copenhagen has revealed that the sperm of thin and obese men […]

06.12.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
The most talked-about actresses in 2015

The most talked-about actresses in 2015

(Relaxnews) – Talented, moving, militant, in the media spotlight … For all these reasons and more, five actresses were in the news this year. Alicia Vikander: confirmation of her rising star She is only 27, but Alicia Vikander has already conquered Hollywood. In 2015, this Swedish actress proved that she is a rising star by […]

06.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Photos ·
Kim Kardashian, Kanye West welcome baby boy

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West welcome baby boy

(Los Angeles-AFP) – Reality TV star Kim Kardashian and her rapper husband Kanye West announced Saturday the birth of their second child, a baby boy. “He’s here!” Kardashian wrote in a Titter post, which linked to a page exclaiming “Kanye and I welcome our new baby boy!” The latest addition to the West family was […]

06.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
Catwalk beauty trends of 2015

Catwalk beauty trends of 2015

(Relaxnews) – Sometimes the beauty trends we see on the fashion catwalks can seem a little too bold for everyday life, but 2015 was a good year for accessible trends. From the Autumn/Winter 2015 shows to the Spring/Summer 2016 fashion weeks, there was a strong leaning towards a natural and attainable makeup look — here […]

06.12.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
No indication California attackers ‘part of organized group’: White House

No indication California attackers ‘part of organized group’: White House

Washington, UNITED STATES | AFP | Saturday 12/5/2015 – There is no indication that the shooters who killed 14 people in California are part of a larger terrorist group, the White House said Saturday, even as the Islamic State group claimed the pair were “soldiers” of its caliphate. A team of top officials including FBI Director James Comey, Attorney General […]

05.12.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
World’s top nature photos to be projected onto St Peter’s

World’s top nature photos to be projected onto St Peter’s

(Vatican City-AFP) – Images by some of the world’s greatest environmental photographers will be projected onto Saint Peter’s Basilica next week in solidarity with the climate change talks in Paris, the Vatican said Friday. From Brazilian Sebastiao Salgado to France’s Yann Arthus Bertrand and Britain’s Steve McCurry, photographers with a passion for the natural world […]

05.12.2015 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Environment ·
Shooters had massive arsenal: SB police

Shooters had massive arsenal: SB police

By Sara Puig, with Jocelyne Zablit in Los Angeles San Bernardino, United States | AFP |  – A young couple who killed 14 people in a shooting in California had amassed a huge arsenal and carefully planned their attack, authorities said Thursday, refusing to rule out terrorism. There were competing theories as to what drove […]

05.12.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
‘GunTV’ to sell firearms to US viewers

‘GunTV’ to sell firearms to US viewers

New York, United States | AFP |   – Americans will soon be able to snap up the latest firearms from the comfort of their sofas with the launch in January of GunTV, a 24-hour shopping channel. It comes with gun violence in the United States under renewed scrutiny after Wednesday’s shooting in California left […]

05.12.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Japan bans French foie gras imports over bird flu virus

Japan bans French foie gras imports over bird flu virus

(Tokyo, Japan-AFP) – Japan has banned imports of French foie gras due to a bird flu outbreak, an agriculture ministry official said Friday. The ban, which became effective November 26, will be lifted 90 days after all affected French poultry farms finish culling their birds and conclude necessary sanitary procedures, the official told AFP. Japan […]

05.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
U2’s Bono writes Paris attacks song ahead of French gigs

U2’s Bono writes Paris attacks song ahead of French gigs

(Paris-AFP) – U2 frontman Bono has written a song about the Paris attacks ahead of a defiant return to the French capital on Sunday that may also feature the Eagles of Death Metal whose show was targeted by the jihadists. The Irish rock band cancelled their shows in Paris earlier this month in the wake […]

05.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Breaking an emotional connection to food could be the key to losing weight

Breaking an emotional connection to food could be the key to losing weight

(Relaxnews) – Of the tens of millions of Americans who try to lose weight every year, only 8% actually succeed, with even less keeping off the weight long term. Two out of 3 who lose 5% of their body weight will eventually gain it back, and the more weight you lose, the more likely this […]

05.12.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
‘Star Wars,’ the space epic no one believed in

‘Star Wars,’ the space epic no one believed in

(Los Angeles-AFP) – It may well be one of Hollywood’s biggest success stories, but when the original “Star Wars” film was released in 1977 many people, including creator George Lucas, believed it would be a flop. “I don’t think anyone could have predicted what a smash hit and what a cultural phenomenon it was going […]

05.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
PHL to be a $1-T economy by 2030: IHS Global

PHL to be a $1-T economy by 2030: IHS Global

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Philippines is on its way to become a $1-trillion economy by 2030, according to international analytics firm IHS Global Insight, saying it is only sovereign entity in Asia with improving credit prospects. The country is presently following a trend of improving financial fundamentals, investor confidence, and governance standards, IHS Global, noted […]

05.12.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Gerald Anderson expecting a ‘cold Christmas’

Gerald Anderson expecting a ‘cold Christmas’

Gerald Anderson does not mind that he will be having a cold Christmas this December. Earlier this year, Anderson confirmed his breakup with actress Maja Salvador and has since remained single. “Hindi naman by choice. Just busy lang sa mga ginagawa. Hindi rin po ako nag-e-effort na maghanap,” Gerald said. Anderson said he is currently […]

05.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Binay, Poe camps react to Aquino speech about Mar 2016 opponents

Binay, Poe camps react to Aquino speech about Mar 2016 opponents

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay on Friday hit back at President Benigno Aquino III for sparing administration bet Mar Roxas from his “honest appraisal” of presidential aspirants. “An honest appraisal of all the presidential candidates should not exclude the administration candidate,” lawyer Rico Quicho, Binay’s spokesperson, said in a press […]

04.12.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Wearables market surge led by Apple, Chinese makers

Wearables market surge led by Apple, Chinese makers

(Washington-AFP) – The global market for wearable tech surged in the third quarter, fueled by the Apple watch and gains from Chinese manufacturers, a market tracker said Thursday. The research firm IDC said some 21.7 million wearables were sold in the past quarter, a jump of 197 percent. Fitness tracker maker Fitbit maintained the top […]

04.12.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Travel + Leisure names Panama archipelago top destination for 2016

Travel + Leisure names Panama archipelago top destination for 2016

(Relaxnews) – If you’re a nature-loving explorer looking for your next travel adventure, consider zeroing in on Panama, where Bocas del Toro — a collection nine tropical islands — was named the top destination of 2016 by editors of Travel + Leisure magazine. Their description of the region evokes a paradisiacal getaway for nature lovers, […]

04.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations ·
‘Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice’ trailer released

‘Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice’ trailer released

(Relaxnews) – Following a teaser on Monday, the first full trailer for “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” was released on Wednesday night during “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” The trailer gives more insight into the movie, providing a rough storyline and developing characters. In the trailer, we see Batman and Superman feuding before they are forced to […]

04.12.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Barbra Streisand to direct biopic of Catherine the Great

Barbra Streisand to direct biopic of Catherine the Great

(Relaxnews) – Barbra Streisand is set to direct a biopic of Russian empress Catherine the Great, reports Hollywood Reporter. Known as one of history’s most powerful women, Catherine the Great ruled Russia between 1762 and 1796 after the assassination of her husband. Streisind’s film will focus on the younger Catherine’s marriage and her subsequent rise to […]

04.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars, Music ·
Sarah Geronimo restarts career with ‘From the Top’

Sarah Geronimo restarts career with ‘From the Top’

Sarah Geronimo, Philippines’” Popstar Royalty”, aims to discover where her career as an artist is headed during and after her two-night concert at the Araneta Coliseum on Dec. 4 and 5. Christened with different titles since her career’s onset, the 27-year old recording artist and concert performer, wants to rediscover herself as an artist. She […]

04.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
US mass shooting prompts White House recriminations

US mass shooting prompts White House recriminations

By Andrew Beatty Washington, United States | AFP |   – America’s latest mass shooting prompted Barack Obama to call for stricter controls Thursday, but his dialed-back rhetoric underscored the complexity of the incident and the perennial difficulty in forcing change. Twenty-four hours after 14 people were shot dead in California, Obama – surrounded by […]

04.12.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Grace Poe is a natural-born Filipino, SET affirms

Grace Poe is a natural-born Filipino, SET affirms

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — The Senate Electoral Tribunal on Thursday voted 5-4 to affirm its decision declaring Sen. Grace Poe as a natural-born Filipino, junking the motion for reconsideration filed by petitioner Rizalito David. The same members who voted to dismiss David’s petition on November 17 voted to junk his motion for reconsideration, namely Senators Tito […]

04.12.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PHL gets new S. Korean fighter jets

PHL gets new S. Korean fighter jets

CLARK AIR BASE, Philippines | AFP |  – The Philippines took delivery of two South Korean-made FA-50 aircraft on Saturday, marking the country’s return to supersonic fighter jet status after almost a decade, amid growing tensions with China. The two new aircraft are the first of an order of 12 and signal a new readiness […]

04.12.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PHL, World Intellectual Property sign MOU to develop national strategy for intellectual property

PHL, World Intellectual Property sign MOU to develop national strategy for intellectual property

The Philippines and the World Intellectual Property (WIPO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding last November 25 to jointly develop for the Philippines a national strategy for intellectual property (IP), which it can use to address its needs and priorities in line with existing development policies and economic goals. WIPO is the primary international body tasked […]

04.12.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
St. Francis Winery tops OpenTable’s 2015 list

St. Francis Winery tops OpenTable’s 2015 list

(Relaxnews) – Online reservation service OpenTable has revealed its list of the top 100 best restaurants in America, with the St. Francis Winery & Vineyards in Santa Rosa its number one pick. The ranking was derived through the use of more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable users, covering over 20,000 restaurants […]

03.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Custody battle for Pemberton looms

Custody battle for Pemberton looms

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Justice may have already been served in the Jennifer Laude slay case but the custody battle for US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton is still far from over. The Laude family is considering its legal options following the homicide conviction of US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton. Harry Roque, legal counsel for the family, […]

03.12.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Bea open to doing another ‘One More Chance’ sequel

Bea open to doing another ‘One More Chance’ sequel

Kapamilya star Bea Alonzo is overwhelmed as her reunion movie with John Lloyd Cruz, “A Second Chance”, earned a whopping P100 million in just three days. “I prayed na sana maraming makapanood, na sana maraming maka-appreciate at sana maraming matuwa sa fans ni Popoy at Basha. Overwhelming ‘yung feeling namin. All overwhelmed sa reception ng […]

03.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
Saudi Arabia to build world’s tallest tower at one kilometer high

Saudi Arabia to build world’s tallest tower at one kilometer high

(Relaxnews) – Plans to build the world’s tallest tower in Saudi Arabia are forging ahead after funds for the final phase of the $2.2 billion project were secured earlier this week. The Middle East is set, once more, to become home to another record-breaking feat of architecture and engineering with the completion of the Jeddah […]

03.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Who is Toni Garrn, the new face of Elie Saab Le Parfum?

Who is Toni Garrn, the new face of Elie Saab Le Parfum?

(Relaxnews) – Ultra-sophisticated and very discreet despite her impressive CV, Toni Garrn, 23, has been chosen by the luxury house Elie Saab to replace Anja Rubik as the face of its signature perfume. This young German is well-loved and sought after by the very select luxury and couture worlds, but she is less well known […]

03.12.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
‘Captain America 3’ is already a record-beater with its trailer

‘Captain America 3’ is already a record-beater with its trailer

(Relaxnews) – Unveiled on November 24, the trailer for the next Marvel movie has been viewed 61 million times in only 24 hours, the studio has announced. This is a record for a first movie trailer which even beats “Star Wars.” The third instalment of the adventures of “Captain America” will not hit theaters before […]

03.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Coldplay and Beyoncé collaborate on new track ‘Hymn for the Weekend’

Coldplay and Beyoncé collaborate on new track ‘Hymn for the Weekend’

(Relaxnews) – Coldplay have revealed a third track on their upcoming album, “A Head Full of Dreams”, which features US singer Beyoncé, reports NME. The band have collaborated with the singer on the track “Hymn for the Weekend,” which premiered on November 30 on BBC Radio 1, with DJ Annie Mac choosing it for her show as her […]

02.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Britain’s Prince Charles frets about future of French cheese

Britain’s Prince Charles frets about future of French cheese

(Paris-AFP) – Britain’s Prince Charles said Monday he feared for the very existence of traditional French cheeses as he received a prize in Paris for his long-term commitment to organic farming. Having spoken earlier at the opening of the key UN climate talks outside Paris, the heir to the throne was awarded the Francois Rabelais […]

02.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Food & Dining, International Stars ·
Nashville fried chicken and acai bowls predicted to trend in 2016

Nashville fried chicken and acai bowls predicted to trend in 2016

(Relaxnews) – Hawaiian fish bowls, the “thermonuclear” flavors of Nashville fried chicken and turmeric are predicted to become major food trends in 2016 according to a restaurant consultant group. After keeping tabs on some of the new and emerging trends over the last year, New York-based group Baum + Whiteman released their crystal ball predictions […]

02.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
PABA to push for the naming of a school in honor Larry Itliong

PABA to push for the naming of a school in honor Larry Itliong

Los Angeles, CA – The Philippine American Bar Association (PABA) spearheads an effort to name a school facility within the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) in honor of Filipino American labor leader, Larry Itliong, a native of Pangasinan, Philippines.  Itliong was the founder of the Filipino Farm Labor Union and leader of the Agricultural Workers Organizing […]

02.12.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Global warming: What if we do nothing?

Global warming: What if we do nothing?

Le Bourget, France | AFP |   – If mankind fails to curtail global warming, we will have to deal with fallout ranging from massive refugee crises and submerged cities to scorching heatwaves and drought, scientists say. Starting Monday, 195 nations are huddled in Paris to negotiate a climate rescue pact to rein in the […]

02.12.2015 · Filled under: Environment, World News ·
Dingdong opens up about birth of daughter Letizia

Dingdong opens up about birth of daughter Letizia

Actor Dingdong Dantes cannot put into words the emotions he felt as he stood by his wife, Marian Rivera, when she was delivering their first baby. Dantes said he is extremely proud of Rivera, who endured the pain of giving birth. “Wala sa kalingkingan na maiintindihan mo ang nararamdaman o sakit na pinagdadaanan nila. The […]

02.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Amending ammo law difficult without Aquino’s support:  solon

Amending ammo law difficult without Aquino’s support: solon

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A lawmaker on Friday said that the move to relax parts of the law penalizing individuals for bullet possession could face difficulties without the endorsement of President Benigno Aquino III. Antipolo Rep. Romeo Acop said revisiting the implementation of Republic Act 10591, or the Comprehensive Law on Firearms and Ammunition, will take […]

02.12.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Porsche Turbo to muscle in on the Detroit auto show

Porsche Turbo to muscle in on the Detroit auto show

(Relaxnews) – The flagship 911 model in hard top, soft top and even ‘S’ form will be making their first public appearance in January. As the fastest and most brutal road-focused cars in the iconic Porsche 911 range, the Turbo usually takes its bow in Geneva, alongside the latest offerings from Ferrari and Lamborghini, but […]

02.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Jennifer Garner to join Bryan Cranston in ‘Wakefield’

Jennifer Garner to join Bryan Cranston in ‘Wakefield’

(Relaxnews) – Actress Jennifer Garner (“Daredevil”, “The Dallas Buyers Club”) has been confirmed to star opposite Bryan Cranston in “Wakefield” drama, according to Variety. Directed by Robin Swicord (“Memoirs of a Geisha”, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and “The Jane Austen Book Club”), “Wakefield” follows the story of a married lawyer (Cranston) who has a nervous […]

02.12.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Kylie Jenner’s new lip kit sells out instantly

Kylie Jenner’s new lip kit sells out instantly

(Relaxnews) – Kylie Jenner’s world-famous pillowy pout might be down to injectable fillers, but that hasn’t stopped her new lip cosmetics kit from selling out almost instantly as beauty-lovers everywhere clamor to recreate her look. “Lip Kit by Kylie” launched Monday after the reality TV star and entrepreneur first teased the project back in August. […]

02.12.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
Psy ‘Daddy’ music video goes viral

Psy ‘Daddy’ music video goes viral

(Relaxnews) – South Korean pop star Psy has released another song, “Daddy”, which has gone viral within just a few hours of going online. Released on November 30, Psy’s “Daddy” music video has now generated over 12 million views. The crazy video sees Psy at different phases in his life, with his adult face digitally […]

02.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
New dad Zuckerberg vows to give away Facebook fortune

New dad Zuckerberg vows to give away Facebook fortune

(San Francisco-AFP) – Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday announced he had become a father — and pledged to give away his fortune to make the world a “better place” for baby daughter Max and others. In a letter to Max posted on his Facebook page, Zuckerberg and his wife said they were going to […]

01.12.2015 · Filled under: International Stars, Online, Science & Technology ·
Pemberton guilty of homicide

Pemberton guilty of homicide

US Marine to sentenced 6-12 years imprisonment OLONGAPO CITY, Zambales, Dec 1 (Mabuhay) – The Olongapo City court on Tuesday found US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton guilty of homicide for the October 2014 death of Filipino transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude. Pemberton was sentenced to 6-12 years imprisonment and ordered to pay the Laude […]

01.12.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Aquino urges Filipinos to emulate Bonifacio’s courage

Aquino urges Filipinos to emulate Bonifacio’s courage

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday urged Filipinos to emulate the courage shown by Andres Bonifacio and do their own share in helping the country progress. In a statement released on Bonifacio’s 152nd birth anniversary, Aquino paid tribute to the hero’s “boldness in defending our motherland” and “his determination to edify himself […]

01.12.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Andi praised for punishing scenes, acting prowess

Andi praised for punishing scenes, acting prowess

Andi Eigenmann has just been put through the wringer with the most physically and emotionally draining role of a gang rape victim out to exact revenge on her assailants. “Aside sa rape scenes ay may scenes din na hihilain ako ng kabayo,” she said of playing the titular character in “Angela Markado.” “Pero worth it […]

01.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
Knights of Rizal-Historic Filipintown (KOR- HFT) announces The First Rizal Memorial Essay Writing Contest 2015

Knights of Rizal-Historic Filipintown (KOR- HFT) announces The First Rizal Memorial Essay Writing Contest 2015

Los Angeles – Calling All Filipino-American Youth and Student writers in California. The Knights of Rizal-Historic Filipinotown (HFT) announced on November 15, 2015 that will hold the first ever Rizal Memorial Essay Writing Contest for 2015. In California. Knights Commander Arturo Garcia of Historic Filipinotown (HFT) announced that the Rizal Memorial Essay Writing Contest will […]

01.12.2015 · Filled under: Contests, Happenings, Local News ·
John Legend literally sings with the stars for Stella Artois holiday campaign

John Legend literally sings with the stars for Stella Artois holiday campaign

(Relaxnews) – Stella Artois has announced the debut of their holiday campaign song, featuring John Legend singing alongside the sound of actual stars. As part of Stella Artois’s holiday campaign “Give Beautifully,” singer John Legend has written and recorded “Under the Stars,” which pays homage to the brand’s name — Stella — meaning “star” in Latin. […]

New York City chain restaurants must now post salt warnings on menus

New York City chain restaurants must now post salt warnings on menus

(Relaxnews) – New York has become the first city in the US to require chain restaurants to place warning labels on foods that contain excessively high salt. First proposed and passed unanimously in September, the new law requires restaurants with 15 or more locations nationwide to post the warning labels — a salt shaker inside […]

01.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Cricket: Commonwealth Games wants cricket back at the crease

Cricket: Commonwealth Games wants cricket back at the crease

(Manikata, Malta-AFP) – The Commonwealth Games is in talks with the International Cricket Council about bringing the sport back into the four-yearly event, organisers told AFP. The Commonwealth Games Federation, which controls the second-biggest multi-sport event after the Olympics, said it was keen to get cricket back on the bill, with the Twenty20 shortest format […]

01.12.2015 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
River Island set to collaborate with London label Sibling on new collection

River Island set to collaborate with London label Sibling on new collection

(Relaxnews) – River Island’s next high-profile collaboration will be with London-based knitwear label Sibling, reports British Vogue. Sibling will be the next in a long list of celebrity and designer collaborations with the UK high street store on their Design Forum collection, with previous names including UK designer Katie Eary and US singer Rihanna. Sibling designer Cozette McCreery […]

The UK gets the Star Wars style treatment with new fashion collection

The UK gets the Star Wars style treatment with new fashion collection

(Relaxnews) – Fashion from another galaxy was the talk of the industry in London last week with the star-studded event “Star Wars: Fashion Finds the Force” event. Ten British designers came together to create garments inspired by George Lucas’s famous space fantasy franchise ahead of the release of the movie “Star Wars: the Force Awakens” […]

LA County Democratic Party endorses higher minimum wage action

LA County Democratic Party endorses higher minimum wage action

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Democratic Party (LACDP) adopted a resolution at its November General Membership Meeting in support of an increase in the minimum wage in Long Beach to $15 per hour. Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair and California Democratic Party Vice Chair Eric C. Bauman said of the resolution,  “The Los Angeles […]

30.11.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Pokwang on marrying American BF: Yes na yes!

Pokwang on marrying American BF: Yes na yes!

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Comedienne Pokwang is itching to get married to her boyfriend of nearly a year, American actor Lee O’Brien. The 45-year-old Pokwang admitted that she and O’Brien have started discussing the idea of settling down. She, however, added: “Pero nirerespeto ko siya kung ano ang desisyon niya sa buhay. Basta manalig ka na […]

30.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·

US tightens rules for visa-free visits after Paris attacks

By Dave Clark Washington, United States | AFP | Monday 11/30/2015 – After extremist attacks in Europe, the United States will tighten security procedures for its visa waiver program for visitors from friendly countries, officials said Monday. The United States already screens visa applicants from war zones carefully, but will now ask more questions of […]

30.11.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
TVs and tablets top holiday shopping lists

TVs and tablets top holiday shopping lists

(Relaxnews) – As the festive season spending frenzy moves into its highest gear, the first clear picture is emerging of what to expect under the Christmas tree this year. According to Adobe’s latest data, published Monday, despite pronouncements that the tablet has had its day, so far slates, particularly those of the iPad variety are […]

Black Friday online shopping rivals stores: US survey

Black Friday online shopping rivals stores: US survey

(Washington, United States-AFP) – As many Americans bought online as they did in physical stores during the Thanksgiving weekend shopping splurge, the National Retail Federation said Sunday, highlighting a growing trend away from the traditional Black Friday consumer assault. The closely watched survey said that about 151 million people shopped either in stores and/or online […]

‘Ruthless’ Davao mayor launches presidential bid

‘Ruthless’ Davao mayor launches presidential bid

Manila, Philippines | AFP | Monday 11/30/2015 – A feared Philippine mayor nicknamed “Dirty Harry” for his ruthless anti-crime stance announced Monday he would run for president next year, after boasting of killing criminals and even cursing the pope for worsening traffic. In a rambling, obscenity-filled speech, Davao mayor Rodrigo Duterte said he would take […]

30.11.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wears just a scarf in Burberry Festive Campaign

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wears just a scarf in Burberry Festive Campaign

(Relaxnews) – British model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley stars in fashion brand Burberry’s latest campaign for the holiday season, and as part of its Burberry Festive Campaign, the brand has revealed a racy new shot of Huntington-Whiteley modeling a monogrammed Heritage Check Scarf. Other shots see Huntington-Whiteley starring with fellow ambassadors model Naomi Campbell and English musician […]

‘Call me Francesco’: new film recalls pope’s darkest moments

‘Call me Francesco’: new film recalls pope’s darkest moments

(Rome-AFP) – The challenges faced by Pope Francis during the dark years of the Argentine military dictatorship (1976-1983) are portrayed in a new film, “Call Me Francesco”, which will have its world premiere at the Vatican on Tuesday. The film tells the story of the life of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, from his youth to his […]

30.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
The real score between Andre and Yassi

The real score between Andre and Yassi

Many past and present love teams work mainly by sticking to formula of not mixing business with pleasure. Love team partners Yassi Pressman and Andre Paras subscribe to this adage and avoid the complications of romance despite their growing closeness. The duo first shared the screen together in “Diary Ng Panget” with James Reid and […]

30.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Poe’s camp optimistic Comelec won’t shun SET ruling

Poe’s camp optimistic Comelec won’t shun SET ruling

MANILA, Nov 30 (Mabuhay) – Senator Grace Poe’s camp is optimistic that the Commission on Elections will not set aside the decision of the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) that declared her a natural-born Filipino citizen. “We are hopeful the Comelec will defer to the SET ruling, which upheld the natural-born status of Senator Poe, in […]

30.11.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Mark enjoys being an unwed dad

Mark enjoys being an unwed dad

MARK Herras was only 18 years old when he became the top male winner in the very first edition of Starstruck. Now, he’s turning 29 on December 14. Of course, his career is not as successful as his female counterpart then, Jennylyn Mercado, who managed to go beyond the stigma of being an unwed mother […]

30.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Hollywood event pays tribute to slain journalists

Hollywood event pays tribute to slain journalists

By Nimfa U. Rueda LOS ANGELES – Filipino-American media groups held a photo exhibit and a tribute concert Sunday night (Monday in Manila) in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles to honor the memory of the 32 journalists killed in the Ampatuan massacre. The show staged by the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP)-USA Chapter at […]

29.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Happenings ·
The ‘Angelina effect’ has doubled preventative mastectomy numbers in the UK

The ‘Angelina effect’ has doubled preventative mastectomy numbers in the UK

(Relaxnews) – Two years after the actress Angelina Jolie went public about having a gene mutation linked to breast cancer and her preventative double mastectomy, a new UK study has shown that the number of preventative operations of this kind has risen. Angelina Jolie’s announcement in May 2013 that she had had a double mastectomy […]

29.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Health & Fitness, Hollywood Stars ·
Rome banishes centurions, rickshaws over tourist scams

Rome banishes centurions, rickshaws over tourist scams

(Rome-AFP) – After two millennia, the last Centurions have finally been banished from Rome. As of Thursday men who dress up as soldiers of the ancient empire and offer to pose for tourist snaps in return for cash were banned from the streets around the Colosseum and the rest of the Eternal City. Drivers of […]

29.11.2015 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Martin Nievera gears up for pre-Christmas show

Martin Nievera gears up for pre-Christmas show

Singer Martin Nievera is set to perform once again with the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra and musical director Louie Ocampo. Nievera’s pre-Christmas show, dubbed as “Martin Home for Christmas”, will be held on December 1 at The Theatre at Solaire. “What’s my Christmas wish? To sing and perform again with the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra and Louie […]

29.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
PNoy meets with Lumad leaders

PNoy meets with Lumad leaders

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday held a dialogue with Lumad leaders, Malacañang said. Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said Aquino listened to the concerns of the indigenous people and called for action plans to address these. “He heard the totality of their concerns and issued directives to come up with concrete action […]

29.11.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Honda Pilot gets a five-star safety rating

Honda Pilot gets a five-star safety rating

(Relaxnews) – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has given Honda’s mid-sized SUV its highest overall vehicle score. The award follows a similar five-star rating from NCAP in the US and an equally important Top Saftey Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), when the car is specified with optional crash […]

29.11.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Jennylyn spreads joy and love

Jennylyn spreads joy and love

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — JENNYLYN Mercado returns to the big screen to spread joy, laughter and love in Quantum Films’ Metro Manila Film Festival entry, “Walang Forever.” Jen was dubbed as last year’s MMFF Darling/Favorite on the strength of the surprise blockbuster romantic-comedy film “English Only, Please,” where moviegoers came to love her tandem with Derek […]

29.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
British Airways and Barcelona win big at NatGeo Traveller UK reader awards

British Airways and Barcelona win big at NatGeo Traveller UK reader awards

(Relaxnews) – Barcelona beat out Paris and Rome to take the title of favorite short-haul city destination among readers of National Geographic Traveller UK. In their inaugural reader awards 2015, the British edition of NatGeo asked readers to vote for their favorite destinations, airlines, hotel groups, attractions and travel website. The arresting, surreal and whimsical […]

29.11.2015 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Italy farmers call for Christmas blacklist of planet-polluting food

Italy farmers call for Christmas blacklist of planet-polluting food

(Rome-AFP) – Italy’s farmers on Sunday called for Alaskan salmon, Californian nuts and Peruvian asparagus to be banished from the nation’s Christmas tables to support efforts to stop global warming after the Paris climate summit. Instead, festive hosts looking to wow their guests should seek out locally-grown but less common fruit and vegetables such as […]

29.11.2015 · Filled under: Christmas, Destinations, Food & Dining, Holidays ·
Top models who grabbed the headlines in 2015

Top models who grabbed the headlines in 2015

(Relaxnews) – As 2015 comes to an end, it’s time to take stock of the models who’ve been big news this year. From Kendall Jenner to Gigi Hadid, here’s our list of the models who are currently at the top of the fashion world. Kendall Jenner, the star model If there’s one name to remember […]

29.11.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars, International Stars ·
SSS conducts outreach mission in Los Angeles

SSS conducts outreach mission in Los Angeles

Los Angeles – The Social Security System (SSS) conducted at one (1) day outreach mission at the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles on 20 November 2015. President and CEO Emilio S. De Quiros, Jr., led the SSS delegation accompanied by Senior Vice President for International Operations Judy Frances A. See, Vice President Maria Lourdes N. […]

29.11.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·

690 million children at risk from climate change: UNICEF

United Nations, United States | AFP |  – Nearly 690 million of the world’s 2.3 billion children live in areas most exposed to climate change, facing higher rates of death, poverty and disease from global warming, the UN children’s agency said Tuesday. Almost 530 million children live in countries hardest-hit by high floods and tropical storms, mostly in Asia. […]

28.11.2015 · Filled under: World News ·

White House Initiative on Asian- Americans, Pacific Islanders hold ‘Act To Change’ vs bullying

LOS ANGELES, CA – Today, as part of the “Act To Change” public awareness campaign against bullying, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs), in partnership with the Sikh Coalition and the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE), hosted a live event in Los Angeles, California, at the Japanese American […]

28.11.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Thousands march on climate change in Manila, Brisbane

Thousands march on climate change in Manila, Brisbane

Manila, Philippines | AFP | Saturday 11/28/2015 – Thousands turned out for climate change marches in Manila and Brisbane Saturday, part of a weekend of action across the globe to demand results from next week’s historic Paris summit. Religious clergy, students and activists marched through the Philippine capital calling for curbs on emissions to mute […]

28.11.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Philippine News ·

Broadcaster files petition vs. Duterte’s presidential bid

MANILA, Nov. 28 (Mabuhay) – A broadcaster has filed the first petition against Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s bid for the presidency under the Partido Demokratiko Pilipinas-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban). Ruben Castor filed his petition on Friday before the Comelec. In a statement made through Atty. Oliver Lozano, Castor said the Comelec should not allow […]

28.11.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
DepEd gets biggest chunk of 2016 budget in preparation for K to 12

DepEd gets biggest chunk of 2016 budget in preparation for K to 12

MANILA, Nov. 28 (Mabuhay) – The Senate allocated the biggest chunk of the 2016 national budget to the Department of Education (DepEd) due to a constitutional mandate that education must have the highest budget priority as well as in preparation for the implementation the K to 12 program next year. The P411.58-billion budget for DepEd […]

28.11.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Duterte: Don’t vote for me if you want PH’s problems to persist

Duterte: Don’t vote for me if you want PH’s problems to persist

MANILA, Nov. 28 (Mabuhay) — Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte vowed that should he be elected as president in 2016, the whole country can reap the same progress enjoyed by his constituents in Davao. In a YouTube video posted on Friday, Duterte said he is willing to serve the country if the public will unite. […]

28.11.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
HIV cases spike in PHL

HIV cases spike in PHL

Worst AIDS virus epidemic feared as 8 cities breach tipping point MANILA, Nov. 28 (Mabuhay) – Eight cities with the highest concentration of new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases in the Philippines are likely to develop the worst epidemic of the dreaded disease in the coming years after exceeding the five percent prevalence level this […]

28.11.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Gov. Brown leads unveiling of Bicycle Hotel and Casino in Bell Gardens

Gov. Brown leads unveiling of Bicycle Hotel and Casino in Bell Gardens

By Abner Galino CALIFORNIA Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday led the unveiling of the Bicycle Hotel and Casino in the City of Bell Gardens which has been infused with fresh capital to convert it into a fabulous place for events and relaxation rather than just a place to gamble. The seven-storey, 99-room Bicycle Hotel and […]

22.11.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Local News ·
After moving to US, Lani Misalucha thought PHL career is over

After moving to US, Lani Misalucha thought PHL career is over

Lani Misalucha thought her singing career in the Philippines was over when she and her family moved to the United States several years ago. “Noong nag-migrate kami sa Amerika years ago akala ko ‘yun na ‘yun eh, na iiwanan ko na ang showbiz dito sa Pilipinas, na makakalimutan na ako ng mga tao dahil ang […]

22.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Obama says Assad must go to end Syria civil war

Obama says Assad must go to end Syria civil war

Manila, Philippines | AFP |  – US President Barack Obama on Thursday said Syria’s civil war would not end unless Bashar al-Assad leaves power, discounting suggestions the Middle Eastern leader could take part in future elections. “I do not foresee a situation in which we can end the civil war in Syria while Assad remains in power,” Obama said […]

22.11.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PABA congratulates Winston Keh’s appointment as court commissioner in San Bernardino

PABA congratulates Winston Keh’s appointment as court commissioner in San Bernardino

Los Angeles, CA – The Philippine American Bar Association (PABA) congratulates Winston Keh on his appointment as Court Commissioner for the San Bernardino County Superior Court.  He will take his oath of office on November 30, 2015. Commissioner Keh joined the PABA Board of Governors in 2007.  He served as the President in 2013.  Commissioner Keh […]

22.11.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Safety deserves a place at the Thanksgiving table

Safety deserves a place at the Thanksgiving table

By Paul Netter, Southern California Edison Keep an eye on what you fry … or grill … or broil. And never leave stovetop cooking unattended. This is true all year but especially on Thanksgiving Day, which has three times more home fires than any other day largely because of unattended stovetop cooking, according to the National Fire […]

22.11.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Holidays, Home & Garden, Services, Thanksgiving ·
APAICS hosts first ever young leaders summit for AAPI college students, young professionals

APAICS hosts first ever young leaders summit for AAPI college students, young professionals

On Saturday, November 14, 2015, APAICS launched its first ever Young Leaders Summit in Salt Lake City at the Utah State Capitol. The summit is geared towards college students and young professionals to promote and inspire leadership and public service. “We are excited to launch the very first APAICS Young Leaders Summit, giving students the […]

22.11.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Taiwan’s Hou snatches Golden Horse best feature, best director titles

Taiwan’s Hou snatches Golden Horse best feature, best director titles

(Taipei-AFP) – Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien scooped top honours at this year’s Golden Horse film awards in Taipei Saturday, with his “Assassin” winning five gongs, building on his success at Cannes earlier this year. As expected, “The Assassin” grabbed the two most coveted prizes — best feature and best director awards — in a tense […]

22.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
How to take successful family photos at Christmas

How to take successful family photos at Christmas

(Relaxnews) – Whether you’re snapping your children receiving their gifts next to the Christmas tree or the grandparents sitting around the table for Christmas dinner, some basic rules apply. Here are a few, provided by French photographer Lolita Lejeune, which are suitable for all types of camera, including smartphones. Frame carefully  It is important to […]

22.11.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Christmas, Holidays ·
Kristen Stewart stars in Karl Lagerfeld’s latest short film for Chanel

Kristen Stewart stars in Karl Lagerfeld’s latest short film for Chanel

(Relaxnews) – Kristen Stewart’s next big screen moment comes courtesy of Karl Lagerfeld, who has chosen the actress to appear in his latest short film “Once and Forever.” The US star plays alongside Geraldine Chaplin in the film, which was shot in Paris. The two women play the roles of actresses preparing to star in […]

22.11.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Film, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’ teaser released

‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’ teaser released

(Relaxnews) – A 15-second teaser for the “Snow White and the Huntsman” prequel has just been released ahead of a full-length trailer on Wednesday. Releasing in April, “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” stars Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt, and Chris Hemsworth, all of whom appear in the short teaser clip. The follow-up film will precede the events […]

18.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Broth is making a comeback among health conscious and French gourmets

Broth is making a comeback among health conscious and French gourmets

(Relaxnews) – Broth may have fallen out of fashion, but this light and nutritionally rich soup has been making a comeback in the last few years and is all the rage this winter among the health conscious while it has also returned to the menus of several top French chefs. Brodo, the first broth bar […]

WHO launches campaign for better use of antibiotics

WHO launches campaign for better use of antibiotics

(Relaxnews) – The first global campaign for the better use of antibiotics will be launched by the World Health Organization in World Antibiotic Awareness Week (November 16 to 22). This event is intended to remind us all that resistance to antibiotics is growing. Let’s take a look at the actions we can take as individuals […]

18.11.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
What is the best dish to serve with Beaujolais Nouveau?

What is the best dish to serve with Beaujolais Nouveau?

(Relaxnews) – It is a mistake to talk about only one Beaujolais Nouveau. In fact it has two appellations — Beaujolais and Beaujolais-Village. This famous young red wine is traditionally delivered on the third Thursday in November at precisely midnight (in France and across the globe). Its aromas vary according to its natural environment and […]

18.11.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Facebook ‘safety check’ at the ready after Paris attacks

Facebook ‘safety check’ at the ready after Paris attacks

(San Francisco-AFP) – A Facebook tool that let people check whether friends were safe after deadly attacks in Paris will be used more widely in the future, the social network said. The announcement came amid criticism that the “Safety Check” feature was not activated for other bombings, such as Thursday’s blasts in Beirut that rank […]

18.11.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Google Photos to help users save space

Google Photos to help users save space

(Relaxnews) – Google Photos is rolling out a series of changes, including one that will help users free up space. Announced on Google+, the first two changes are rolling out on Android starting on Tuesday and include a “Free Up Space” button on the Settings screen that will prompt the user to bulk-delete copies of photos […]

18.11.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Asia CEO forum recognizes Cuisia with lifetime contributor award

Asia CEO forum recognizes Cuisia with lifetime contributor award

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In recognition of excellence in leadership, Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. was conferred the Lifetime Contributor Award (public sector) by the Asia CEO Forum on 11 November 2015 at the Marriott Hotel in Manila. Each year, the Asia CEO Awards recognizes extraordinary leaders and leadership teams who have demonstrated outstanding achievement for […]

18.11.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Nov. 22 concert to honor memory of slain journalists

Nov. 22 concert to honor memory of slain journalists

LOS ANGELES – Filipino-American media groups here have banded together to honor the memory of the 32 journalists killed in the Ampatuan massacre, the worst single attack on the press. On Nov. 22, members of the media will hold a concert and photo exhibit at the Celebrity Centre International in Los Angeles. The event will […]

17.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings, Music ·
Final ‘Hunger Games’ film hits big screen

Final ‘Hunger Games’ film hits big screen

(Los Angeles-AFP) – The fourth and final film in the blockbuster “Hunger Games” series — a dystopian fantasy saga that turned Jennifer Lawrence into a Hollywood mega-star — hits the big screen this week and is expected to catch fire at the box office. “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” will bring to a […]

17.11.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Golf: Italian Ryder Cup ‘to spark golfing revolution’

Golf: Italian Ryder Cup ‘to spark golfing revolution’

(Milan, Italy-AFP) – Boasting a bird’s eye view of St Peter’s Basilica from the 17th tee the Marco Simone course could spark a golfing revolution in Italy if it wins the right to host the 2022 Ryder Cup. “We are a country of 60 million people and we have only 100,000 golfers, so the potential […]

17.11.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Jennifer Aniston joins Robert De Niro in ‘The Comedian’

Jennifer Aniston joins Robert De Niro in ‘The Comedian’

(Relaxnews) – Jennifer Aniston has been cast to star opposite Robert De Niro in a drama called “The Comedian.” In the film, De Niro plays a stand-up comic whose schtick is to roast his victims, throwing insults and barbs at his victims, reports Variety. Aniston will play a woman who develops a friendship with the comic […]

17.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Eiffel Tower reopens three days after Paris attacks

Eiffel Tower reopens three days after Paris attacks

(Paris, France-AFP) – The Eiffel Tower reopened on Monday, three days after closing because of the wave of terror attacks on Paris. The iconic tower — like monuments the world over following the deadly jihadist attacks on Paris — will be lit up in the French national colours blue, red and white from sundown, its […]

17.11.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, World News ·
Hollande vows to destroy IS after Paris attacks

Hollande vows to destroy IS after Paris attacks

By Eric Randolph and Clare Byrne Paris, France | AFP |   – French President Francois Hollande vowed to destroy the Islamic State group on Monday after its atrocities in Paris, promising tough new anti-terror measures at home and intensified bombing of Syria. France and Belgium staged dozens of raids on suspected extremists as the […]

17.11.2015 · Filled under: World News ·
Poe prays for SET members ahead of decision

Poe prays for SET members ahead of decision

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A day before the Senate Electoral Tribunal is expected to decide on the disqualification of Sen. Grace Poe as senator, the first-term senator said she is praying for certain members of the tribunal to be on her side. Poe refused to say who among the members of the SET she was referring […]

17.11.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
High winds disrupt power throughout Southern California

High winds disrupt power throughout Southern California

High winds sweeping down from the north caused power outages Monday in communities across Southern California. As if 1:30 p.m., Southern California Edison was managing about 500 storm-related incidents with more than 5,400 customers affected by the wind. SCE work crews have begun restoring electric service to customers without power as a result of the high winds. Areas impacted […]

17.11.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Local News, Services ·
Angel on working with Vilma: She’s amazing

Angel on working with Vilma: She’s amazing

Angel Locsin is excited that her project with “Star for All Seasons” and Batangas Governor Vilma Santos will be the first movie of Star Cinema for 2016. “[This is my movie with] Iki-claim ko na po siya—my future mother-in-law, Governor Vilma Santos, and Xian Lim,” Locsin said. “Nakakatuwa na naisipan ng Star Cinema na kami […]

17.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Christopher Bailey’s Claridge’s Christmas tree revealed

Christopher Bailey’s Claridge’s Christmas tree revealed

(Relaxnews) – Fashion designer Christopher Bailey has been getting into the festive spirit with his latest project — a Christmas tree for Claridge’s hotel in London. The Burberry Chief Creative and Chief Executive Officer’s “Claridge’s Christmas Tree 2015” has been unveiled in the hotel lobby, and the result is in striking contrast to the art […]

17.11.2015 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Destinations, Home & Garden ·

Andi: Jake is the ‘father’ of my daughter

“Si Jake [Ejercito] ‘yung nandiyan since the beginning and he loves my daughter like his own, and so he’s the father.” These were the words of actress Andi Eigenmann when pressed to confirm the identity of her daughter’s father, which, according to reports, could be either one of her past boyfriends Jake Ejercito or Albie […]

16.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Asian appetite for luxury boosts global art and jewel auctions

Asian appetite for luxury boosts global art and jewel auctions

(Geneva-AFP) – They are not in the room rubbing shoulders with traditional wealthy buyers, instead choosing to remain in the shadows, making their multi-million bids by telephone. Asian millionaires and billionaires have this week discretely stolen the show at a range of auctions, dishing out record sums for works of art and precious gemstones put […]

Paris-area museums to reopen Monday afternoon: ministry

Paris-area museums to reopen Monday afternoon: ministry

(Paris-AFP) – Public museums and other cultural venues in the Paris area will reopen Monday afternoon, three days after the terror attacks in the French capital, the culture ministry said. The museums will reopen at 1:00 pm (1200 GMT) on Monday, shortly after the country observes a minute of silence, the ministry said in a […]

16.11.2015 · Filled under: Destinations ·
True-crime series ‘Wicked City’ canceled

True-crime series ‘Wicked City’ canceled

(Relaxnews) – ABC has canceled its drama “Wicked City” after lackluster ratings. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the true-crime drama series set in the 1980s starring Ed Westwick and Erika Christensen will conclude after episode eight. Starting November 17, repeat episodes of “Shark Tank” will take over the drama’s 10 pm slot. It’s the first official […]

16.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Eiffel Tower closed indefinitely after Paris attacks

Eiffel Tower closed indefinitely after Paris attacks

(Paris-AFP) – The Eiffel Tower will be closed indefinitely following the wave of deadly attacks in Paris, the iconic landmark’s operator said on Saturday. The company decided to close the monument — normally visited by up to 20,000 people a day — after Friday’s attacks which claimed at least 128 lives, a spokeswoman told AFP. […]

16.11.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, World News ·
H&M reveals images from its Christmas campaign

H&M reveals images from its Christmas campaign

(Relaxnews) – H&M has released several pictures from its Christmas print campaign, featuring singer Katy Perry. The print campaign, which sees Perry wearing multiple outfits from the Christmas collection, will be complemented by a full-length advertisement for cinemas, TV and online. It will make its worldwide debut on Monday, November 23 at hm.com/life. In the ad, […]

PHL vows ‘tighter security’ at APEC summit

PHL vows ‘tighter security’ at APEC summit

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Philippines Saturday vowed “higher security” for world leaders at an economic summit in Manila next week after a series of bombings and shootings left more than 120 dead in Paris. US President Barack Obama is set to join the leaders of China, Japan, Australia, Canada and 15 others at an annual […]

16.11.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Obama set to challenge China at Asia-Pacific summit

Obama set to challenge China at Asia-Pacific summit

By Karl Malakunas AFP |   – US President Barack Obama is set to challenge China when Asia-Pacific leaders gather in the Philippines this week, speaking out on a territorial row and lobbying to set pro-American trade rules. Chinese President Xi Jinping will also be in Manila for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, an […]

16.11.2015 · Filled under: World News ·
Is JC de Vera planning to court Jessy?

Is JC de Vera planning to court Jessy?

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Will you court Jessy Mendiola? This was the question posed to “You’re My Home” star JC de Vera after his co-star admitted that she found him to be “sexiest man in the country.” The 29-year-old De Vera was honest in his answer and said that he doesn’t plan to at the moment. […]

16.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Embassy hosts forum on addressing violence against women and children

Embassy hosts forum on addressing violence against women and children

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the world prepares to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25, Embassy personnel and members of the Filipino-American community gathered for a forum on a Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW). In his welcome remarks, Minister Patrick Chuasoto, Chargé d’Affaires of the Philippine Embassy, […]

16.11.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Washington Fil-Ams remember Haiyan

Washington Fil-Ams remember Haiyan

WASHINGTON, D.C – The Philippine Humanitarian Coalition (PHC), in partnership with the Philippine Embassy in Washington, DC and the US-Philippines Society, marked the second anniversary of Super Typhoon Haiyan with a Reflection forum on 06 November 2015 at the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy. Around 90 representatives from the PHC’s member-organizations, Philippine Government agencies, and the US-Philippines Society participated in the […]

14.11.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
PHL assured of support of Kurdistan in fight vs human trafficking

PHL assured of support of Kurdistan in fight vs human trafficking

ERBIL, Iraq – The Kurdistan Regional Government of the Republic of Iraq has assured the Philippine Embassy it will help protect overseas Filipino workers by intensifying its own efforts to go after human trafficking syndicates that have victimized many migrant workers. No less than Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Jalal Talabani gave the assurance after Philippine […]

14.11.2015 · Filled under: Asian News ·

Chiz condemns manhandling of media member

Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero condemned the manhandling by police of a radio reporter who, according to the senator, was merely doing his job as a member of the media. “We respect the ongoing investigation, but right now, what is clear is that the way the policeman dealt with the reporter was overkill. It did not […]

13.11.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·

DFA pushes awareness on West Philippine Sea issue

GENERAL SANTOS CITY  – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), together with the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), continues the nationwide information campaign in regards to the West Philippine Sea issue in order to raise awareness of ordinary citizens. The multi-sectoral forum was held October 29 at Phela Grande Hotel. It was attended by DFA spokesperson […]

13.11.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·

SC justices may be impeached if they go against Santiago resolution, says prominent lawyer Roque

METRO MANILA, PHILIPPINES- That was the position of Atty. Harry Roque when asked about possible repercussions of a contrary ruling of the Supreme Court regarding the Senate Resolution against the validity and effectivity of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA). The EDCA has been signed by Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin and US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg […]

13.11.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Playing football, handball or basketball in teen years could help prevent osteoporosis

Playing football, handball or basketball in teen years could help prevent osteoporosis

(Relaxnews) – If played at a young age, team ball sports such as football, handball and basketball are better than swimming in helping to strengthen our bones during adulthood and preventing osteoporosis, says a new Spanish study. Osteoporosis is defined as a loss of bone resistance which predisposes the sufferer to fractures. It is considered […]

12.11.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·

OC homecare workers misclassified, owed nearly $200K in back wages

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. – Those working in residential care facilities and people providing our elders and persons with disabilities the vital around-the-clock attention they need are typically paid low wages, despite the importance of the work and stress of the job. In Orange County, more than a dozen workers at six residential care facilities, whose employer […]

12.11.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

OC Asians, Pacific Island group ‘severely disappointed’ by decision to immigration Executive Action

WASHINGTON, D.C., – OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates is severely disappointed by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decision to delay the expansion of the President’s executive actions on immigration, also known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program. Earlier this […]

12.11.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Climate change is good news for English wine

Climate change is good news for English wine

(Plumpton, United Kingdom-AFP) – While climate change menaces vineyards in southern Europe, English winemakers are raising a toast to warming weather as it improves their wines and has helped revive an ancient tradition. “Climate change is benefitting us a lot,” said Chris Foss, head of the Wine Department at Plumpton College, the first to offer […]

11.11.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Food & Dining ·
California’s new paid sick leave law

California’s new paid sick leave law

Recently, the California State Legislature passed the Healthy Workplace, Healthy Family’s Act of 2014 (HWHFA) requiring employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees.  An employee who on or after July 1, 2015 works in California for 30 or more days within a year, and satisfies a 90-day employment period before taking any sick […]

11.11.2015 · Filled under: Jacob M. Krall, Legal Matters, Services ·
If you want to be happy, eat vanilla-flavored yogurt

If you want to be happy, eat vanilla-flavored yogurt

(Relaxnews) – European researchers have revealed that our mood is influenced by being pleasantly surprised or disappointed by the taste of food. The team applied this concept to yogurt and discovered that vanilla had a much more positive effect than other flavors. To determine the implicit emotion, or unconscious emotional response, produced by eating certain […]

11.11.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
By 2016 there will be 6.4bn connected ‘things’

By 2016 there will be 6.4bn connected ‘things’

(Relaxnews) – The Internet of Things is in for rapid growth, forecasts Gartner, Inc., with 6.4 billion devices predicted for 2016, and 20.8bn by 2020. “Aside from connected cars, consumer uses will continue to account for the greatest number of connected things, while enterprise will account for the largest spending,” said Jim Tully, Gartner VP […]

11.11.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Adele’s ‘Hello’ stays at the top of the charts for a second week

Adele’s ‘Hello’ stays at the top of the charts for a second week

(Relaxnews) – British singer Adele continues to see success from her most recent single, “Hello,” as the new track remained at number 1 on the charts for a second week, reports Billboard. “Hello” is the first single to be released from Adele’s much-anticipated third album, “25,” which goes on sale November 20. The single got the […]

11.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
US defense chief jabs at Beijing in S. China Sea visit

US defense chief jabs at Beijing in S. China Sea visit

By Thomas WATKINS Aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt, Undefined | AFP |  – Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Thursday visited a US aircraft carrier in the South China Sea, where he took a jab at Chinese actions that have been blamed for raising tension in the disputed waterway. Carter flew to the USS Roosevelt – […]

11.11.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Snooky wants more off-beat roles

Snooky wants more off-beat roles

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Awarded actress Snooky Serna has been wowing fans with her performance on the GMA 7 primetime drama “My Faithful Husband,” where she plays Cedes, the mother of lead star Dennis Trillo. One of the more memorable scenes she did for the show was the cat fight with co-star Rio Locsin, which was […]

11.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Aquino to hold 11 bilateral talks during APEC Summit

Aquino to hold 11 bilateral talks during APEC Summit

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III is going into least 11 bilateral meetings with his counterparts during the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting (AELM) next week. Ambassador Marciano Paynor Jr., director general of the APEC 2015 National Organizing Council, confirmed the President’s schedule in a press briefing Monday. However, a bilateral meeting with Chinese President […]

11.11.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
APIAVote, AAJC launch election hotline in multi-languages

APIAVote, AAJC launch election hotline in multi-languages

For this year’s elections, Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) and Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC partnered once again to support AANHPI voters through our national election protection hotline, 1-888-API-VOTE. Bilingual assistance was available to voters in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Tagalog. Calls were fielded from across the country, including from […]

11.11.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
Watch: Justin Bieber’s surprise performance at BBC 1 Teen Awards

Watch: Justin Bieber’s surprise performance at BBC 1 Teen Awards

(Relaxnews) – Justin Bieber gave a surprise performance at the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards over the weekend, reports Billboard. The Canadian pop singer performed “What Do You Mean,” “Where Are U Now” and “Boyfriend” to an enthusiastic crowd at London’s SSE Wembley Arena. The awards ceremony, which recognizes the achievements of young entertainers, featured performances […]

09.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
Study shows eating homemade meals could reduce chances of diabetes

Study shows eating homemade meals could reduce chances of diabetes

(Relaxnews) – Research by the American Heart Association has shown that eating more home-cooked meals could reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. According to the study, those who ate two homemade meals — lunch or dinner — per day had a 13 percent lower risk of getting the disease. Eating homemade meals was […]

09.11.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Philadelphia becomes first World Heritage City in US

Philadelphia becomes first World Heritage City in US

(Relaxnews) – Philadelphia has become the first US city to earn the distinction of being a World Heritage City, an exclusive club that includes the likes of Paris, Rome, Cairo and Kyoto. Up to now, the World Heritage Cities club counted 266 destinations around the world with the conspicuous absence of any US cities. But […]

09.11.2015 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, U.S. News ·
A 5-year-old child’s self-esteem on the same scale as that of an adult

A 5-year-old child’s self-esteem on the same scale as that of an adult

(Relaxnews) – What sense of themselves as a person do young children have? American researchers have conducted tests that suggest self-esteem is as strong in a 5-year-old child as it is in an adult. Self-esteem is a complex psychological concept which can be summarized as a positive or negative view that individuals have of themselves […]

09.11.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·