More blessing for Bela

More blessing for Bela

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Landing a lead role in Joel Lamangan’s latest movie “Tomadachi” is another blessing for actress Bela Padilla. She thought bagging the role of Honorata (Felix Manalo’s wife) in the blockbuster movie about the founder and first executive director of Iglesia ni Cristo, was already the biggest she could hope to receive this […]

08.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Prebiotics could help prevent food allergies in the future

Prebiotics could help prevent food allergies in the future

(Relaxnews) – Scientists at a French medical research institute have demonstrated in mice that prebiotics reduced the risk of allergy to wheat by improving the immune system’s tolerance to allergens. Having previously looked into probiotics, scientists at France’s INSERM research institute are now conducting research into prebiotics in the hope of one day stopping the […]

08.11.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Fur is on-trend for Fall-Winter 2015-2016

Fur is on-trend for Fall-Winter 2015-2016

(Relaxnews) – Fur, that much-debated subject, is a key fashion trend this season. Designers shifted their interest to both real and faux versions to keep us warm and snuggly this winter. Here are our picks of the fur pieces displayed at the fashion shows. Fox, mink and rabbit were just some of the types of fur […]

08.11.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
Japan’s dainty geishas in secret fast-food raids

Japan’s dainty geishas in secret fast-food raids

(Kyoto, Japan-AFP) – A craving for fast food presents few obstacles to most people, but for Japan’s dainty, doll-like geishas, it calls for a daring undercover operation — and a cunning disguise. While strictly taboo for a geisha to be seen munching French fries, some “geiko” — as they are known in the ancient city […]

08.11.2015 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Big N. America debut for Bond film ‘Spectre’

Big N. America debut for Bond film ‘Spectre’

(Los Angeles-AFP) – The new James Bond movie “Spectre” overcame lukewarm reviews to triumph at the North American box office, earning a whopping $73 million on its debut weekend, industry estimates showed Sunday. The star-studded spy thriller — with Daniel Craig as the dashing secret agent, Italian beauty Monica Bellucci and Oscar-winning Austrian star Christoph […]

08.11.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
The sky could be the limit for this Rolls-Royce Dawn

The sky could be the limit for this Rolls-Royce Dawn

(Relaxnews) – One of the lots at the upcoming Naples Winter Wine Festival charity auction will be the chance to own the very first North American example of Rolls-Royce’s new luxury convertible. Revealed at the Frankfurt motor show in September, the Rolls-Royce Dawn is one of the most remarkable and certainly the most stunning car […]

08.11.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·

Senator Huff urges homeowners to consider flood insurance

Heavy El Niño rainfall could flood areas not considered flood risks SACRAMENTO: Senator Bob Huff (R-San Dimas) is asking both home and business owners to consider the purchase of flood insurance before El Niño rainfall conditions are expected to strike California. Senator Huff points out that the disaster that covered cars with mudslides on a […]

05.11.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

Nearly 500 hospitals pay $250-M to resolve false claims act allegations related to implantation of cardiac devices: FBI

WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice has reached 70 settlements involving 457 hospitals in 43 states for more than $250 million related to cardiac devices that were implanted in Medicare patients in violation of Medicare coverage requirements, the Department of Justice announced today. “While recognizing and respecting physician judgment, the department will hold accountable hospitals […]

05.11.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

Nurses hail Cal/OSHA’s proposed regulations to prevent workplace violence

Prevention is the cure to epidemic of violence, nurses say    Nurses are very pleased with the Cal/OSHA Board’s proposed regulations for workplace violence prevention, announced the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United today. The proposed regulations, released last Friday, will implement SB 1299, the Healthcare Workplace Violence Prevention Act, which was sponsored by CNA and […]

05.11.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

Los Angeles wants backyard cisterns to collect rain water

(Los Angeles, United States-AFP) – Officials in drought-stricken Los Angeles want locals to consider installing special cisterns to collect rainwater that would otherwise run off and go to waste. It hardly rains in southern California, but when it does, sudden and powerful downpours can lead to flooding and landslides – with much of the excess […]

05.11.2015 · Filled under: Environment, U.S. News ·
Union Bank, American Heart Association reveal name and design of their 2016 Rose Parade float

Union Bank, American Heart Association reveal name and design of their 2016 Rose Parade float

LOS ANGELES, CA –  Union Bank and the American Heart Association (AHA) Western States Affiliate announced today their premier float will be called “Union of Hearts.” The float will be a part of the world famous 2016 Rose Parade® presented by Honda. The name pays tribute to the 30-year collaboration between the bank and the […]

04.11.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Local News, Services ·
Regine Velasquez shares ‘secret’ to staying power

Regine Velasquez shares ‘secret’ to staying power

Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez said she feels blessed that people are still interested in her music. In a recent press conference for her upcoming concert series, “Regine… at the Theater”, Velasquez shared what she believes is the “secret” to her staying power in the local entertainment industry. “Maraming bata na mas magagaling sa akin but […]

04.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Robin Williams suffered from dementia, widow says

Robin Williams suffered from dementia, widow says

(Los Angeles-AFP) – Robin Williams’s widow revealed Tuesday that the late actor suffered from Lewy body dementia, a neurodegenerative disease that alters mood, movement and provokes hallucinations. “It was not depression that killed Robin. Depression was one of let’s call it 50 symptoms and it was a small one,” Susan Schneider told People magazine. Days […]

04.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
American Stroke Association urges people to learn the F.A.S.T. warning signs of stroke

American Stroke Association urges people to learn the F.A.S.T. warning signs of stroke

LOS ANGELES — It was the summer of 2009 and Dana Rivera was having a typical day. She started her morning with a workout then dropped off her son at summer school. Before picking him up in the afternoon, Dana made a quick stop at the store where she suddenly felt the left side of her […]

04.11.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Services ·
Brand-by-brand lowdown on Android 6.0 Marshmallow rollout

Brand-by-brand lowdown on Android 6.0 Marshmallow rollout

(Relaxnews) – As the first models pre-loaded with Android 6.0 Marshmallow hit the shelves, manufacturers are preparing to update their high-end phones with this new version of Google’s mobile operating system. As for each version of Android that has been released, it will be installed in priority in the Nexus range — the new handsets […]

04.11.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Community center in Vietnam among day 1 winners at World Architecture Festival

Community center in Vietnam among day 1 winners at World Architecture Festival

(Relaxnews) – Taking place this week in Singapore, the World Architecture Festival has announced the first round of winners leading up to Friday’s announcement of World Building of the Year. Category winners are being revealed in two rounds on Wednesday and Thursday. Among those announced Wednesday is, in the House category, Saigon House in Vietnam […]

04.11.2015 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
First look: Eddie Redmayne in ‘Fantastic Beasts’

First look: Eddie Redmayne in ‘Fantastic Beasts’

(Relaxnews) – A first image from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter prequel film, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” has just been revealed. The cover of the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly reveals an exclusive image of Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, an eminent magizoologist who searches for magical creatures in the wizarding world and […]

04.11.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Pre-menopausal women advised to eat soy-rich foods

Pre-menopausal women advised to eat soy-rich foods

(Relaxnews) – A new UK study says that soy contains substances that help combat bone loss and can protect against osteoporosis in women over 50. As women get older and go through menopause, they experience a drop in the level of the hormone estrogen which protects against bone loss. This can make them particularly susceptible […]

04.11.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Kendall Jenner to star in Summer 2016 Woodies campaign

Kendall Jenner to star in Summer 2016 Woodies campaign

(Relaxnews) – Kendall Jenner is already seeing her diary filling up for next year, having secured a Woodies sunglasses campaign in downtown LA for summer 2016. The US model will star in a billboard campaign for the eco-friendly brand, which specializes in bamboo wood sunglasses and watches. Jenner first worked with the brand back when […]

04.11.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Environment, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
Baskin-Robbins’ Turkey Ice Cream Cake returns for 2015

Baskin-Robbins’ Turkey Ice Cream Cake returns for 2015

(Relaxnews) – Baskin-Robbins is bringing back its famous Turkey Ice Cream Cake for the 2015 Thanksgiving holiday season. The popular turkey-shaped ice cream cake can be customized with customers’ favorite ice cream flavor. It is “glazed” with Caramel Praline Topping and decorated with sugar cone “legs.” The chain is also putting a creative twist on […]

03.11.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden, Thanksgiving ·
Burberry honors ‘Billy Elliot’ with holiday campaign

Burberry honors ‘Billy Elliot’ with holiday campaign

(Relaxnews) – Burberry has unveiled its 2015 festive advertising campaign which pays tribute to the 15th anniversary of the cult ballet movie “Billy Elliot”. Burberry’s short film for the occasion features a star-studded cast including British musician Sir Elton John, who provided the score for the movie’s theater adaptation, and the UK actress Julie Walters, […]

Superhero roundup: Kidman’s potential ‘Wonder Woman’ role, ‘Jessica Jones’ cameo, ‘Doctor Strange’ casting

Superhero roundup: Kidman’s potential ‘Wonder Woman’ role, ‘Jessica Jones’ cameo, ‘Doctor Strange’ casting

(Relaxnews) – Nicole Kidman is linked with “Wonder Woman,” the episode list for “Jessica Jones” generates crossover talk, and the cast list for “Doctor Strange” makes another impressive addition. Wonder Woman to recruit Kidman With Patty Jenkins in place to direct Gal Gadot in “Wonder Woman,” other pieces of the 2017 puzzle are slotting into […]

03.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Trailer: Chris Hemsworth in ‘In the Heart of the Sea’

Trailer: Chris Hemsworth in ‘In the Heart of the Sea’

(Relaxnews) – Ron Howard’s “In the Heart of the Sea” has a final trailer ahead of its December 11 US release, revealing more details of the survival story. Chris Hemsworth stars in the film, which is based on a book by Nathaniel Philbrick that tells the true story behind “Moby Dick.” Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy […]

03.11.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
MIAA to focus on sacking officers involved in laglag-bala – spokesman

MIAA to focus on sacking officers involved in laglag-bala – spokesman

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Amid calls for President Benigno Aquino III to remove General Manager Angel Jose Honrado from office, efforts should instead be turned to sacking those directly involved in the “laglag-bala” extortion scheme, the spokesman of the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said Monday. MIAA spokesman David de Castro said, “It would be good […]

03.11.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Julie Anne: Social media star and campus hotshot

Julie Anne: Social media star and campus hotshot

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Julie Anne San Jose is known for actively posting cover songs on streaming services Ustream, YouTube and SoundCloud despite having already established herself as a bankable recording artist. Among her covers that became viral is her take on Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass” that has garnered some 19 million views on YouTube and […]

03.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Philippine News ·
Washington meet shines spotlight on APEC 2015

Washington meet shines spotlight on APEC 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C  – The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the premiere economic policy organization in the region, plays a unique role in supporting sustainable economic growth and prosperity in the Asia Pacific through a holistic approach which empowers government, business, and civil society sectors of its member economies. Representatives from these three sectors gathered in Washington, […]

03.11.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Tor Messenger: an alternative solution for encrypted untraceable instant messaging

Tor Messenger: an alternative solution for encrypted untraceable instant messaging

(Relaxnews) – Following in the wake of its web browser, the anonymous network Tor has released a beta version of a new instant messenger. Tor Messenger is a new instant messaging program based on Instantbird, an open source instant messenger client provided by the Mozilla Foundation. This new program is already compatible with several networks […]

02.11.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
The call of the East: Malaysia Fashion Week set to showcase the continent’s hottest new designers

The call of the East: Malaysia Fashion Week set to showcase the continent’s hottest new designers

(Relaxnews) – The fashion spotlight is set to swing over to Southeast Asia in November with the opening of Malaysia Fashion Week (MFW) 2015. Officially launched this fall in Paris, the second annual edition of MFW will showcase the Spring/Summer 2016 collections of over 60 Malaysian and over 30 international designers, all overseen by the […]

02.11.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
WHO says cancer report not calling for people to give up meat

WHO says cancer report not calling for people to give up meat

(Geneva-AFP) – The World Health Organization stressed Thursday that an explosive report this week linking the consumption of processed meat to cancer was not calling for people to stop eating meat altogether. The WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) caused shockwaves Monday when it released a report analysing 800 studies from around the […]

02.11.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Adele’s ‘Hello’ becomes the biggest UK number one in three years

Adele’s ‘Hello’ becomes the biggest UK number one in three years

(Relaxnews) – Adele’s new single “Hello” has notched up a new record in her native UK, becoming the biggest number one track in three years. The song’s opening week saw it shift 333,000 copies, including 259,000 downloads and 7.32 million streams, Billboard reports, beating Justin Bieber’s record of 3.87million plays in one week with “What Do You […]

02.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
El Nino covers arid Atacama desert in flowers

El Nino covers arid Atacama desert in flowers

(Copiapó, Chile-AFP) – Here’s a softer side to the disruptive weather phenomenon known as El Nino: an enormous blanket of colorful flowers has carpeted Chile’s Atacama desert, the most arid in the world. The cyclical warming of the central Pacific may be causing droughts and floods in various parts of the world, but in the […]

02.11.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Home & Garden ·
Parisian jeweler Mauboussin adds a bejeweled bottle to its perfume line

Parisian jeweler Mauboussin adds a bejeweled bottle to its perfume line

(Relaxnews) – Parisian jewelry house Mauboussin’s latest fragrance, “Promise me,” is an olfactory tribute to its iconic “Le Premier Jour” ring. The new scent is set to hit retail this month in two formats. Having celebrated happiness with its “À la folie” eau de parfum, the French jeweler Mauboussin has returned to the theme of love […]

02.11.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
Limited edition of Sisley’s ‘Soir de Lune’ perfume for holiday 2015

Limited edition of Sisley’s ‘Soir de Lune’ perfume for holiday 2015

(Relaxnews) – The luxury cosmetics brand Sisley has unveiled a special holiday season edition of its “Soir de Lune” fragrance which has been given an entirely new look for the occasion. Just 6,000 bottles will go on sale worldwide in November. Sisley comes up with something new to surprise fans each holiday season. Beauty addicts […]

02.11.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Christmas, Holidays ·
Royal Albert Hall to screen ‘Alice in Wonderland’ with live orchestra

Royal Albert Hall to screen ‘Alice in Wonderland’ with live orchestra

(Relaxnews) – Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” is to get a screening at London’s Royal Albert Hall accompanied by a live orchestra and choir. Revealed by the Hall on Monday and picked up by The Hollywood Reporter, the screenings will take place on December 12. It will be part of the venue’s “Live Score” series, which […]

02.11.2015 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
Aquino: Fast forward or return to a dismal past?

Aquino: Fast forward or return to a dismal past?

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday said Filipinos will be faced with the question come 2016 that will determine the future of the country for the next six years: “Do we continue along the straight path that has seen us achieve so much together or do we allow our country to return […]

02.11.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Lovi Poe: No stranger to helping others

Lovi Poe: No stranger to helping others

Lovi Poe took time off from her busy schedule recently to be with street children under the care of Childhope Asia Philippines. Apart from bringing them food, the “Beautiful Strangers” star joined the kids in sing-alongs and in several games. It’s easy to think she is doing it for publicity’s sake but we were surprised […]

02.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
‘Daang Matuwid Edition 2’ if Mar is elected president in 2016

‘Daang Matuwid Edition 2’ if Mar is elected president in 2016

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Former Interior secretary Mar Roxas on Tuesday told businessmen that he will lead the “Daang Matuwid Edition 2” to continue the reforms started by President Benigno Aquino III. “Daang Matuwid Edition 1 has fixed the structural reforms, has given us a platform from which to spring. And Daang Matuwid Edition 2 will […]

02.11.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
L.A. City Council proclaims October 2015 as Filipino-American History/Heritage Month

L.A. City Council proclaims October 2015 as Filipino-American History/Heritage Month

Los Angeles – The Los Angeles City Council, led by Councilmembers Mitch O’Farrell and Jose Huizar, honored the Filipino American community in Los Angeles by presenting a Resolution proclaiming October 2015 as Filipino-American History/Heritage Month on 23 October 2015 at the John Ferraro Council Chamber of the City Hall of Los Angeles. The Council honored, among other, […]

02.11.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
‘Partnership of Equals’ highlighted at PHL envoy’s US Naval War College lecture

‘Partnership of Equals’ highlighted at PHL envoy’s US Naval War College lecture

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – “While many people still look at the bilateral relations [between the Philippines and the United States] through the prism of our earlier colonial history, I firmly believe our partnership has evolved into one of equals, bound not just by our shared history but a mutuality of interests.” This was how Ambassador Jose […]

02.11.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Warning from the Philippine Government regarding Fake Land Titles

Warning from the Philippine Government regarding Fake Land Titles

For your FYI so you will understand the importance. Warning from the Philippine Government regarding Fake Land Titles. Beware of land fraud and scam. Per the Philippine Government, do not buy any land from people who are part of the Squatting Syndicates. Some of them claiming the whole Philippines while others are claiming millions of […]

31.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
‘The Walking Dead’ renewed for Season 7 by AMC

‘The Walking Dead’ renewed for Season 7 by AMC

(Relaxnews) – The cult TV series “The Walking Dead” has been renewed for a seventh season, it was announced on the AMC blog on October 30. AMC’s zombie apocalypse series “The Walking Dead”, as well as its live after-show “The Talking Dead”, hosted by comedian Chris Hardwick, have both been renewed for a 7th and 6th season […]

31.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘By the Sea’ trailer released, starring Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt

‘By the Sea’ trailer released, starring Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt

(Relaxnews) – “By the Sea” stars real-life husband and wife playing a struggling couple who reach breaking point at a French holiday resort. Jolie Pitt not only stars as co-lead, but she also wrote, directed and produced the 70s-inspired movie. “By the Sea” follows her previous directorial roles in “In the Land of Blood and Honey” and […]

31.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Games: World Beach Games awarded to San Diego

Games: World Beach Games awarded to San Diego

(Washington, United States-AFP) – The first Olympic-style World Beach Games will be held in San Diego, California in 2017, organizers said Friday. More than 20 sports will be featured at the games, the Association of National Olympic Committees said as it wrapped up a two-day general assembly in Washington, D.C. The program is still being […]

31.10.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Samsung offers free wireless charger to activations before November 8

Samsung offers free wireless charger to activations before November 8

(Relaxnews) – Users who activate Samsung Pay on their devices before November 8 will be sent a free wireless charger. Earlier this week, Samsung announced that they had passed the 1 million users milestone and now they are encouraging even more registrations with the offer of a free wireless charger for Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+ […]

31.10.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
From Sports Illustrated to L’Oréal Paris: a look at Irina Shayk’s faultless rise to stardom

From Sports Illustrated to L’Oréal Paris: a look at Irina Shayk’s faultless rise to stardom

(Relaxnews) – The Russian model Irina Shayk officially became a L’Oréal Paris ambassador on October 28. This is a highly-coveted role which ranks her among the most influential top models in the world. Let’s take a look at Irina Shayk’s gradual but steady rise to the top. Irina Shayk did not experience the same meteoric […]

Sam Milby ‘bro-zoned’ by Shaina Magdayao?

Sam Milby ‘bro-zoned’ by Shaina Magdayao?

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Sam Milby was at a loss for words when his good friend Enchong Dee revealed that he was “bro-zoned” by Shaina Magdayao. Dee made the statement while they were discussing why Milby’s supposed relationship with Magdayao didn’t progress. Milby was linked to Magdayao back in 2013. “Na-brozoned siya,” Dee said. “Shaina is […]

31.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Pokwang financially supporting American BF?

Pokwang financially supporting American BF?

MANILA  (Mabuhay) -– Here is a subject that Pokwang doesn’t find funny. On Wednesday, the comedienne strongly denied that she is financially supporting her boyfriend Lee O’Brian. “Hindi totoo yan!” she stressed. “Alam mo, minsan kasi hindi mo maiiwasan na maiisyu ka ng ganon. Alam mo naman kasi minsan, may mga mentalidad na ganon. Kumbaga, […]

31.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Fresh complaint vs. Aquino, Abad, Drilon filed over DAP, PDAF ‘misuse’

Fresh complaint vs. Aquino, Abad, Drilon filed over DAP, PDAF ‘misuse’

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Another complaint was filed Friday against President Benigno Aquino III over the Department of Agriculture’s alleged misuse of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) of several lawmakers and as well as the executive branch’s funds under the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). The latest complaint was filed by former TESDA chief and presidential […]

31.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Duterte substitution was party’s decision — Dino

Duterte substitution was party’s decision — Dino

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Ex-PDP-Laban presidential candidate Martin Diño admitted Friday that it was the party’s decision to name Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as their substitute candidate for president. Diño said they submitted Duterte’s name as his substitute even without the mayor’s permission. Diño denied that he filed a certificate of candidacy for president as a […]

31.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
California Fil-Ams celebrate Larry Itliong Day with fervor

California Fil-Ams celebrate Larry Itliong Day with fervor

By Abner Galino THE celebration of the 1st Larry Itliong Day in California was a huge success. Thousands of Filipino-Americans came out and participated in a three-day marathon of community activities held in many cities around the state that started in October 23. Art Garcia, a prominent community leader in Los Angeles said the commemoration […]

29.10.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Transylvania is Lonely Planet’s top vacation destination for 2016

Transylvania is Lonely Planet’s top vacation destination for 2016

(Relaxnews) – On October 29 Lonely Planet will publish its “Best of 2016”, a compilation of travel destinations that will attract a lot of attention next year. Ten regions will gain in popularity, starting with Transylvania in Romania, where the city of Cluj-Napoca is looking forward to meeting art fans and its Airbnb hosts are […]

28.10.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Books, Destinations ·
Cyclists battle Philippine capital’s ‘Carmageddon’

Cyclists battle Philippine capital’s ‘Carmageddon’

(Manila-AFP) – Cyclist Jack Yabut is on a perilous and likely futile crusade to help the Philippine capital beat “Carmageddon”, but even if his campaign fails — he will have saved time on his own commute. Traffic in the megacity of 12 million people has reached crisis levels this year, as record car sales have […]

28.10.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Philippine News, Sports & Recreation ·
Tokyo Motor Show revs up with self-driving cars and futuristic fuel cells

Tokyo Motor Show revs up with self-driving cars and futuristic fuel cells

(Tokyo-AFP) – Self-driving cars, the latest fuel-cell technology and a concept vehicle with tablet-style touch screens aimed at the digital generation were among the innovations on display at the Tokyo Motor Show Wednesday. Nissan unveiled an autonomous electric vehicle that it said would “revolutionise the relationship between car and driver, and future mobility”, while Volkswagen […]

28.10.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
‘Koppu’ agri damage highlights need for wider crop insurance coverage, says Chiz

‘Koppu’ agri damage highlights need for wider crop insurance coverage, says Chiz

Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero said the massive destruction caused by typhoon “Lando” on agriculture underscores the need to increase the coverage of crop insurance in the country. As of Friday, the Department of Agriculture (DA) reported that the cost of the damage has already reached P6.4 billion, covering thousands of hectares of farmlands in the Ilocos, […]

28.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PNP chief orders probe into ex-Iglesia ni Cristo minister’s abduction claims

PNP chief orders probe into ex-Iglesia ni Cristo minister’s abduction claims

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Philippine National Police chief Director General Ricardo Marquez has ordered the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group to open an investigation into the claims of former Iglesia ni Cristo minister Lowell Menorca that leaders of the religious group are involved in his alleged abduction. Marquez said he has directed the CIDG to reach […]

28.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Singapore to offer world’s first online-to-offline shopping mall

Singapore to offer world’s first online-to-offline shopping mall

(Relaxnews) – Singapore is looking to become a leader in e-commerce, by introducing a mall that combines online and offline shopping, reports TechCrunch. Singpost, Singapore’s postal service provider, has unveiled a mall where shoppers can purchase items in store, order them online from the mall and have them delivered at home. The mall, which will be […]

28.10.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Ariana Grande is the new Viva Glam spokesperson for MAC

Ariana Grande is the new Viva Glam spokesperson for MAC

(Relaxnews) – Ariana Grande is the new 2016 Viva Glam spokesperson for MAC Cosmetics. The pop star announced the news herself on the live video streaming service Periscope, where she provided a preview of the new colors: a dark plum lipstick “to represent the bad girl in you,” and a light pink lipgloss “to represent the […]

28.10.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, International Stars ·
David Beckham to play 7 games in 7 continents in BBC documentary

David Beckham to play 7 games in 7 continents in BBC documentary

(Relaxnews) – David Beckham will star in an upcoming documentary for BBC1 in which he plays seven soccer matches in all seven continents, it has been announced by the BBC. To showcase soccer’s global appeal, international celebrity, model and ex-England captain David Beckham will star in a one-off documentary entitled “Beckham: For The Love Of The Game”. He […]

One Direction to perform ‘Perfect’ at the AMAs

One Direction to perform ‘Perfect’ at the AMAs

(Relaxnews) – The American Music Awards announced on Tuesday, October 27 that One Direction will be performing their single “Perfect” live during the event. The AMAs 2015 will be One Direction’s third performance at the event, but the first as a four-piece, following the departure of member Zayn Malik in March. The boy band will be performing […]

28.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
Operation ‘Fright Night’ targets cosmetic contact lenses

Operation ‘Fright Night’ targets cosmetic contact lenses

Items ‘Illegally sold’ without a prescription pose risk to eyesight LOS ANGELES – The owners and operators of 10 Southern California businesses were charged today in federal court with illegally selling cosmetic contact lenses without prescriptions. Some of the products that were purchased in connection with this investigation were contaminated with dangerous pathogens that can […]

28.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Christian Bautista on showbiz stress, rest and relaxation

Christian Bautista on showbiz stress, rest and relaxation

He is known as one of the most down-to-earth denizens of local tinseltown, probably owing to his simple roots as a hometown boy who made it big. Christian Bautista started out as a finalist in the singing competition “Star in a Million,” and is currently hosting “To The Top,” a band search on the GMA […]

28.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
West Nile Virus Weekly Update

West Nile Virus Weekly Update

Deadly West Nile Virus spreading in SoCal? The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) continues to identify West Nile virus activity in Los Angeles County. Sixteen mosquito samples, four American crow, and 12 chickens tested positive this week.  One mosquito sample collected from the city of Norwalk represents the first confirmation of WNV […]

28.10.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Local News ·
‘Downton Abbey’ actor Dan Stevens joins Anne Hathaway on ‘Colossal’

‘Downton Abbey’ actor Dan Stevens joins Anne Hathaway on ‘Colossal’

(Relaxnews) – British actor Dan Stevens, best known for playing Matthew Crawley on “Downton Abbey,” has been cast as one of the male leads opposite Anne Hathaway in the sci-fi flick “Colossal.” According to Variety, Stevens will play Hathaway’s ex-boyfriend, who later fights to win her back. Jason Sudeikis also stars in the film. The […]

27.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Google Play Store app price limit doubled to $400

Google Play Store app price limit doubled to $400

(Relaxnews) – Google has upped the ceiling cost for apps and in-app purchases (IAPs) on its Play Store around the world. The US is not the only country where Google has chosen to lift the maximum price developers can ask for an app and IAPs. To name but a few: Canada has gone from $210 to […]

27.10.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
One in five fall foul of the flash drive security test

One in five fall foul of the flash drive security test

(Relaxnews) – The chances are that if you find a penny and pick it up, there’s still an all-day possibility of good fortune. However, the same cannot be said of an abandoned flash drive. Pick one of those up and there’s an all-day risk of falling prey to some form of cybercrime. To highlight how […]

27.10.2015 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
New report highlights disparities among growing Asian American population in western U.S.

New report highlights disparities among growing Asian American population in western U.S.

Disaggregated data shows diversity of challenges faced by Asian Americans and highlights political power of growing demographic WASHINGTON – Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice) released a new report about the growing Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) populations in the Western United States, including Arizona, Hawai’i, Oregon, and the Las Vegas and […]

27.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
CA Labor Commissioner partners with community groups to convene workplace justice summit

CA Labor Commissioner partners with community groups to convene workplace justice summit

Leaders across sectors discuss how to implement this year’s landmark workplace policies LOS ANGELES – The halls of Loyola Law school were bustling with over 200 community, labor, and governmental leaders at the Workplace Justice Summit. The event, organized by California Labor Commissioner Julie Su and a broad coalition of community leaders, brought these diverse […]

27.10.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Calvin Klein launching new unisex fragrance, CK2

Calvin Klein launching new unisex fragrance, CK2

(Relaxnews) – Calvin Klein is launching its second fragrance designed for both men and women, according to WWD. Twenty-one years after the release of CK One, the first ever Unisex fragrance with worldwide success, Calvin Klein has produced CK2, a “gender-free fragrance that celebrates the endless possibilities of modern connections between two people” according to Camillo Pane, […]

27.10.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Mila Kunis, Christina Applegate, Kristen Bell to star in mom comedy

Mila Kunis, Christina Applegate, Kristen Bell to star in mom comedy

(Relaxnews) – Mila Kunis, Christina Applegate and Kristen Bell will appear together in a comedy for the big screen about overstressed mothers who embark on a binge of freedom that will be written by the same team behind “The Hangover.” Originally, the project “Bad Moms” was to star Leslie Mann and was to be produced […]

27.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Fil-Am video journalists part of choir that broke Guinness World Record

Fil-Am video journalists part of choir that broke Guinness World Record

LOS ANGELES – Two Filipino-American video journalists took part in the spectacular global musical performance that has recently broken the Guinness World Record for the largest gospel choir. “I was amazed and had goosebumps,” said Christy Rosacia, Los Angeles correspondent for UNTV. “I was teary-eyed. They were tears of joy.” Rosacia and Joy Macainan, who […]

27.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Aiko Melendez wins Best Actress award in Manhattan film fest

Aiko Melendez wins Best Actress award in Manhattan film fest

Aiko Melendez happily announced that she won the Best Actress award at the International Film Festival Manhattan 2015 for her performance in the movie, “Asintado”. On Instagram, Melendez said she got the good news from director Louie Ignacio. She thanked all the people who are part of “Asintado” as well as her fans and members […]

27.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
Audi unveils new 2016 A8 L 4.0T Sport Model

Audi unveils new 2016 A8 L 4.0T Sport Model

(Relaxnews) – Audi has revealed the latest addition to their A8 series for 2016 that features increased horsepower from the previous model, a sport style exterior, and seats that come with ventilation and massage functions. Other features of the new Audi A8 L 4.0T Sport model, which balances performance with luxurious spaciousness, include front seats […]

27.10.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Should I stop eating meat? No need, experts say

Should I stop eating meat? No need, experts say

(Paris, France-AFP) – The UN’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) warned Monday that processed meats like sausages and ham cause bowel cancer, and red meat “probably” does too. Does this mean we should stop eating meat? By the IARC’s own account, meat has “known health benefits”. And the agency says it does not […]

27.10.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
125 presidential aspirants asked to prove they are not nuisance

125 presidential aspirants asked to prove they are not nuisance

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Jose Andres Bautista confirmed Monday that the poll body’s law department has asked 125 of the 130 who filed certificates of candidacy for president to prove they are not nuisance. Bautista said the Comelec found prima facie (at first look) pieces of evidence to declare the 125 […]

27.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Off-duty lineman answers the (wake up) call

Off-duty lineman answers the (wake up) call

SCE employee’s late-night heroics earn praise as he helps first responders after Visalia car accident By Paul Netter, Southern California Edison Matt Duma wasn’t dressed to impress, but he left quite the impression anyway. Pajamas, slippers and all. The Southern California Edison transmission line foreman’s quick thinking played a pivotal role in a car-hit-utility-pole accident late Monday in Visalia. […]

27.10.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Services ·
La Union Association of SoCal to celebrate 51st Year and Golden Anniversary Nov. 7

La Union Association of SoCal to celebrate 51st Year and Golden Anniversary Nov. 7

LAKEWOOD, CA — The La Union Association of Southern California is celebrating its 51st year and Golden Anniversary with a dinner-dance on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, at the Lakewood Country Club in this city. City of Walnut Councilmember and four-time Mayor Antonio “Tony” Cartagena,is the guest speaker. Founded on May 31, 1964 in Los Angeles, the […]

27.10.2015 · Filled under: Happenings ·
U.S. EPA honors 2015 green power leaders in California

U.S. EPA honors 2015 green power leaders in California

Apple, Intel among those cited SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced its annual Green Power Leadership Awards to seven businesses across California. The firms were among 25 businesses and organizations across 13 states recognized for their achievements in advancing the nation’s renewable energy market and reducing greenhouse gas emissions that contribute […]

26.10.2015 · Filled under: Environment, U.S. News ·
Paulo Avelino admits showbiz work is tough

Paulo Avelino admits showbiz work is tough

PAULO Avelino said that being in show business is not as easy as what most people thought it would be because their every move is scrutinized by the public. The 27-year-old actor, who admitted he is still uncomfortable when in front of the camera or being interviewed by the media, said some people are quick […]

26.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Fall/Winter 2015-2016: retro fabrics to the fore in womenswear

Fall/Winter 2015-2016: retro fabrics to the fore in womenswear

(Relaxnews) – Four decades — from the 1950s to the 1980s — were a key source of inspiration for the fashion houses’ Fall/Winter season, as seen in the colors, cuts, patterns and especially the fabrics. Suede, shearling and even vinyl are key womenswear components this season. The leading fashion designers’ shows revealed not one but […]

26.10.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Macklemore, Bieber win at MTV Europe awards

Macklemore, Bieber win at MTV Europe awards

(Milan-AFP) – Hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis were the surprise winners Sunday for Best Video at the MTV Europe Music Awards in a show with a heavy dose of Justin Bieber. In a field that included superstar Taylor Swift, who had the most nominations of the night, the Seattle-based duo won for Best Video […]

26.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Philippines cancels flights, alerts hospitals over haze

Philippines cancels flights, alerts hospitals over haze

(Manila-AFP) – The Philippines cancelled flights and put hospitals on alert on Sunday, as its southern and central islands were covered by thickening haze from Indonesian forest fires. Smog from Indonesian slash-and-burn farming has choked vast expanses of Southeast Asia for weeks, killing at least 10 people, forcing events to be shut down and schools […]

26.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Bond’s back: ‘Spectre’ premieres in London

Bond’s back: ‘Spectre’ premieres in London

(London-AFP) – James Bond returns to the silver screen on Monday in “Spectre” at a glittering premiere in London, expected to be attended by members of Britain’s royal family. Prince William, his wife Kate and brother Prince Harry are among the guests due at the opening night for the 24th outing of the Martini-quaffing British […]

26.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Microsoft to open doors to its first flagship store in New York

Microsoft to open doors to its first flagship store in New York

(Relaxnews) – The doors to Microsoft’s first, flagship store are set to open in New York today, to become the company’s largest retail space to date. After six years of planning, the Microsoft Store will open at 677 Fifth Avenue, where products will be showcased across two floors spanning 22,269 square feet (2,070 square meters). […]

26.10.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Science & Technology ·
Experts in new bid to unravel ‘secrets’ of pyramids

Experts in new bid to unravel ‘secrets’ of pyramids

(Cairo, Egypt-AFP) – A group of Egyptian and foreign experts launched Sunday a new bid to unravel the “secrets” of the pyramids, including a search for hidden chambers inside four famed pharaonic monuments. Architects and scientists from Egypt, France, Canada and Japan will use modern infra-red technology and advanced detectors to map two pyramids at […]

26.10.2015 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Maja Salvador to hold concert at MOA Arena

Maja Salvador to hold concert at MOA Arena

Actress Maja Salvador is getting ready for the big time as a concert performer. After staging shows in malls and medium-sized venues, like the Music Museum in Greenhills, Salvador is set to conquer the Mall of Asia Arena. The concert dubbed as “Majasty” will be held on November 13 at Mall of Asia Arena. Salvador […]

26.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Malacanang’s trust rating continues to drop; LGUs now most trusted govt institution

Malacanang’s trust rating continues to drop; LGUs now most trusted govt institution

MANILA (Mabuhay) — While public trust in Malacañang has been declining since 2012, the local government unit as a government sub-institution seems to be telling a different story as it now emerges the most trusted state entity by the public, according to the latest Philippine Trust Index study released Thursday. In the 2015 PTI, the […]

26.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Fil-Am nurse on bus ads gets to meet Obama

Fil-Am nurse on bus ads gets to meet Obama

An activist, Almada lost her job while fighting for better working conditions By Abner Galino From an anonymous smiling face on a bus advertisement to a recognized face smiling and shaking hands with the President of the United States of America. This must be how to put in a nutshell a recent whirlwind episode on […]

24.10.2015 · Filled under: News ·
Human trafficking crimes gets attention of state lawmakers

Human trafficking crimes gets attention of state lawmakers

Huff legislation targets the demand side of human trafficking SACRAMENTO – Senator Bob Huff (R-San Dimas) took part in a special Informational Hearing today hosted by the Assembly Committee on Public Safety, where legislators shined a spotlight on the world’s fastest growing criminal enterprise. Human Trafficking:  Identifying the Scope of the Problem and Potential Solutions […]

22.10.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Star Wars: Mark Hamill thought Luke should have turned evil

Star Wars: Mark Hamill thought Luke should have turned evil

(Relaxnews) – Ten-year-old archive footage shows Luke Skywalker actor Mark Hamill dropping some character development knowledge in front of his future director J.J. Abrams; curious fans are now asking whether that could have influenced the storyline of December’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Hosting the penultimate episode of chat show “Dinner for Five” was Kevin […]

22.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Burberry and Mario Testino presenting live photo shoot via Snapchat

Burberry and Mario Testino presenting live photo shoot via Snapchat

(Relaxnews) – On Thursday, Snapchat users will be able to tune in to watch a Burberry photo shoot take place in real time. Photographer Mario Testino will be in London capturing the Spring/Summer 2016 campaign, and fashion lovers will be able to watch the shoot in action by following Burberry on Snapchat beginning Thursday at […]

22.10.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Yves Saint Laurent holiday 2015 makeup collection is all about seduction

Yves Saint Laurent holiday 2015 makeup collection is all about seduction

(Relaxnews) – As the holiday season approaches, Yves Saint Laurent Beauté has unveiled its Kiss & Love makeup line which is adorned in gold packaging covered in red lips. It’s available this month at selected retailers and on the brand’s e-commerce site. Passion, seduction, and desire are the inspiration behind the holiday makeup collection from Yves […]

22.10.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Christmas, Holidays, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
Southern Biscuits and Gravy flavored chips win Lay’s contest

Southern Biscuits and Gravy flavored chips win Lay’s contest

(Relaxnews) – This year’s “Do us a Flavor” contest winner is Hailey Green, who submitted Southern Biscuits and Gravy as a new Lay’s chip flavor. Four unusual Lays chip flavors have been available in grocery stores over the summer: West Coast Truffle Fries, New York Reuben, Greektown Gyro and Southern Biscuits and Gravy. Consumers were invited […]

22.10.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Elton John announces new album, ‘Wonderful Crazy Night’

Elton John announces new album, ‘Wonderful Crazy Night’

(Relaxnews) – Elton John’s 33rd studio album, “Wonderful Crazy Night,” will be released on February 5, it was announced Thursday. Co-produced by John and T-Bone Burnett, the 10-track LP will be joined by two bonus tracks for a Deluxe edition and by four additional tracks for the Super Deluxe edition, which will also include a […]

22.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Why Shaina enjoys being single

Why Shaina enjoys being single

Three years after her breakup with John Lloyd Cruz, Shaina Magdayao is still enjoying life as a single woman. “I get to spend more time with my friends, more time for myself and my personal development. I can go on and on because I’m at a point in my life na I’m really enjoying the […]

22.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Recto: 86.2% cut in PAGASA’s budget if Aquino won’t sign modernization bill

Recto: 86.2% cut in PAGASA’s budget if Aquino won’t sign modernization bill

MANILA, Oct 21 (Mabuhay) – Senator Ralph Recto expressed confidence Wednesday that President Benigno Aquino III will soon sign into law the PAGASA modernization bill, which has been approved by Congress last August. Recto warned that failure to enact the bill will cut the budget of PAGASA by 86.2 percent. The PAGASA Modernization Bill authorizes […]

22.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Largest veteran job fair in Los Angeles County in Woodland Hills Oct. 22

Largest veteran job fair in Los Angeles County in Woodland Hills Oct. 22

(Sherman Oaks, Calif.) – The Valley Economic Alliance along with the California Employment Development Department  is hosting the 9th annual largest veteran job fair of its kind in Los Angeles County on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at the Warner Center Marriott Hotel located at 21850 Oxnard Street, Woodland Hills, CA from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Over 1,500 veterans […]

22.10.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd crash Jimmy Kimmel Live

Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd crash Jimmy Kimmel Live

(Relaxnews) – In honor of Back to the Future Day October 21, Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd reunited on the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” TV show, in character, complete with a silver DeLorean and white Nike sneakers. Doc Brown and Marty were less than impressed when they crashed onto the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” show and discovered […]

22.10.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Subway makes move to switch to antibiotic-free chicken

Subway makes move to switch to antibiotic-free chicken

(Relaxnews) – Subway has announced plans to serve antibiotic-free chicken across its US restaurants by 2016. After announcing plans in June to remove all artificial colors, flavors and preservatives from their sandwiches, salads, soups and cookies in North America by 2017, the chain has followed up with news that the chicken served across its 27,000 […]

21.10.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Full-length ‘Joy’ trailer released

Full-length ‘Joy’ trailer released

(Relaxnews) – Lines spoken by Jennifer Lawrence serve as a voiceover in a new trailer for “Joy” that tracks her character’s story arc. Lawrence plays Joy Mangano, the founder of the Miracle Mop, and the story follows the single mother and entrepreneur as well as four generations of her family. The film from David O. […]

21.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Malacañang on moves of politicians to help Typhoon ‘Lando’ victims: our people are intelligent

Malacañang on moves of politicians to help Typhoon ‘Lando’ victims: our people are intelligent

MANILA, Oct. 20 (Mabuhay) — Malacañang is leaving it up to the people to assess the actions of politicians who are extending aid to victims of Typhoon “Lando”. In a briefing Tuesday, Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said there are rules that can determine whether the actions of the politicians are […]

21.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
DSWD warns ‘Lando’ evacuees against returning home sans go-signal of authorities

DSWD warns ‘Lando’ evacuees against returning home sans go-signal of authorities

MANILA, Oct. 20 (Mabuhay) – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) reiterated on Tuesday its call for typhoon “Lando” evacuees wishing to return home to heed the advisories of concerned government authorities to ensure their safety. According to DSWD Secretary Corazon J. Soliman, it is important that the evacuees wait for the go-signal […]

21.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Pinoy boxers sweep foes in their US debut

Pinoy boxers sweep foes in their US debut

By Abner Galino THE Philippines vs World boxing event in Los Angeles turned out to be as explosive as it has been promoted, resulting in three breathtaking knockdowns and two other fights filled with  fierce exchanges of blows – all of them ending in the victory of Filipino pugilists. Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo lived up to […]

21.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Sports & Recreation ·
Epy to Zsa Zsa’s bashers: Let her be happy

Epy to Zsa Zsa’s bashers: Let her be happy

Actor Epy Quizon appealed to bashers to stop criticizing his father’s long-time partner, singer-actress Zsa Zsa Padilla, who is now engaged to architect Conrad Onglao. Padilla was the partner of the late veteran comedian Dolphy, who died in 2012. “Huwag na, tama na. Namatayan na nga ‘yung tao, pabayaan niyo na maging masaya. Pabayaan na […]

21.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
ALA Promotions features talents to America with Pinoy Pride Edition

ALA Promotions features talents to America with Pinoy Pride Edition

By Rod Mijares Balita Media Nevada correspondent After a successful boxing promotions in the Philippines and in the Middle East, ALA Boxing Promotions in collaboration with ABS-CBN makes history by promoting their latest installment of never ending Pinoy Pride, where else, but in the boxing mecca of the world, America, the land of opportunities where […]

21.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Local News, Online, Sports & Recreation ·
PHL’S efforts towards sustainable food security highlighted at global youth institute address

PHL’S efforts towards sustainable food security highlighted at global youth institute address

WASHINGTON, D.C – Exceptional high school students from across the United States and other countries learned about positive developments in the Philippines and its efforts to become climate-resilient, climate-smart, and food-secure. Some 200 high school students are participating in the three-day Global Youth Institute hosted by the World Food Prize Foundation in Des Moines, Iowa from 15 to 17 October […]

18.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Kimonos get rock ‘n’ roll makeover at Japan fashion week

Kimonos get rock ‘n’ roll makeover at Japan fashion week

(Tokyo-AFP) – Tokyo fashion week drew to a close at the weekend showcasing a sexy new twist on the kimono, as the Japanese classic makes a quiet comeback into women’s wardrobes. In a departure from the heavy silk usually used to make the traditional garb, designers are turning to other fabrics such as jersey, wool […]

18.10.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
WWII tunnels in Gibraltar are being turned into a massive wine cellar

WWII tunnels in Gibraltar are being turned into a massive wine cellar

(Relaxnews) – In Gibraltar, at the southern point of the Iberian Peninsula, over 50km of tunnels are being transformed into a gigantic wine cellar. The Rock of Gibraltar is a tourist attraction on the coast of the Iberian Peninsula with peaks of over 400m above sea level. The area attracts many visitors curious to discover […]

18.10.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Offbeat ·
Antibiotic resistance threat to patients: study

Antibiotic resistance threat to patients: study

(Paris, France-AFP) – Spreading antibiotic resistance could have disastrous consequences for patients undergoing surgery or chemotherapy, a study said Thursday. In the United States, up to half of infections after surgery and over a quarter of infections after chemotherapy are caused by organisms resistant to standard antibiotics, researchers found. A 30-percent reduction in the efficacy […]

18.10.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Arjo steadily works his way up

Arjo steadily works his way up

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Arjo Atayde is a remarkable actor who has received the thumbs-ups even from esteemed colleagues. He downplays the praises. “Of course, there are people behind the camera, my very good co-artists who are helping me out. So, it’s not just me, you know, it’s always gonna involve others who are tirelessly helping […]

18.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
‘Lando’ may linger in Luzon until Tuesday

‘Lando’ may linger in Luzon until Tuesday

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Typhoon “Lando” has slightly intensified and is expected to linger in the landmass after decelerating as it approaches Aurora province, the state weather bureau said in its weather bulletin issued at 11 a.m. Saturday. In an interview, PAGASA weather forecaster Benison Estareja said that as of 11 a.m. Saturday, the eye of […]

18.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PAGASA: Lando may bring 24 hours of heavy rain

PAGASA: Lando may bring 24 hours of heavy rain

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Typhoon Lando has intensified further and may bring heavy rain in almost all areas in Luzon for more than 24 hours, weather bureau PAGASA said before noon Saturday. “Kahapon six to 12 hours, pero ang huling model ay posibleng more than 24 hours. Ang tagal po ang kaulapan ng bagyo sa Luzon […]

18.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Apl.de.ap Foundation International donates ophthalmology equipment to medical center in Davao City

Apl.de.ap Foundation International donates ophthalmology equipment to medical center in Davao City

Campaign for Filipino Children pledges similar gifts to four other regional hospitals in the country (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Allen Pineda Lindo, or better known as Apl.de.ap of the Grammy award-winning group Black Eyed Peas, is legally blind. So it was only appropriate that when his international foundation decided to launch its first healthcare initiative it […]

18.10.2015 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Local News, Services ·
‘Kawaii’ style: born in Japan, now taking on the world

‘Kawaii’ style: born in Japan, now taking on the world

(Tokyo-AFP) – Bubblegum-pink hearts, tulle skirts and polka dots: the unapologetically feminine fashion that originated in Tokyo has exploded in the West with Hollywood celebrities earning brickbats for adopting the “girly” style. The hugely popular “kawaii” (cute) look, which blends traditional Japanese concepts of purity and innocence with the doll-like aesthetic embodied by Hello Kitty […]

17.10.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Disney and Nation Ltd. to collaborate on Tinker Bell collection

Disney and Nation Ltd. to collaborate on Tinker Bell collection

(Relaxnews) – Disney is teaming up with Nation Ltd. to produce a capsule collection dedicated to the beloved Disney character, Tinker Bell, reports Women’s Wear Daily. Disney will partner with the California-based T-shirt company to create T-shirts, tank tops and sweatshirts, featuring a vintage print of Tinker Bell and complete with fairy dust. Items will retail […]

17.10.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Sandiganbayan raffles off cases of Lani Cayetano, Padaca

Sandiganbayan raffles off cases of Lani Cayetano, Padaca

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Sandiganbayan is set to start hearing the new batch of cases involving several former and incumbent government officials recently charged by the Office of the Ombudsman. Based on the results of Friday’s raffle, the Sandiganbayan First Division, chaired by Associate Justice Efren Dela Cruz, will handle the case filed against Taguig […]

17.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Grace Poe makes her own decisions — Chiz

Grace Poe makes her own decisions — Chiz

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Vice presidential candidate Senator Chiz Escudero on Friday defended his running mate, Senator Grace Poe, from accusations that he is the one calling the shots in their tandem, seen as one of the formidable ones in the 2016 elections. “Tila minamaliit nila si Senator Grace kapag sinasabi nila ‘yan,” Escudero said. “Malayang […]

17.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
How Jericho feels about replacing JM in ‘Walang Forever’

How Jericho feels about replacing JM in ‘Walang Forever’

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– Jericho Rosales does not mind that he is only the second choice to play the male lead in the Metro Manila Film Festival movie “Walang Forever.” The role was originally offered to JM De Guzman but it was reported last week that Rosales will be replacing the “All of Me” actor. Rosales […]

17.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Celine Dion appeal for new songs receives 4,000 submissions

Celine Dion appeal for new songs receives 4,000 submissions

(Paris-AFP) – A public appeal by Celine Dion for new songs for her next album in French has been met with a flood of offered tunes, according to a former Canadian media boss close to the singer’s manager. Around 4,000 songs were sent to Dion’s website and management company by the October 5 deadline, Charles […]

17.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
China billionaires overtake US: survey

China billionaires overtake US: survey

(Shanghai, China-AFP) – The number of billionaires in China has overtaken that of the United States for the first time, an annual survey said Thursday, despite slowing growth in the world’s second-largest economy. Communist-ruled China now has 596 billionaires, up a “staggering” 242 over the last year, Shanghai-based luxury magazine publisher Hurun Report said, surpassing […]

17.10.2015 · Filled under: Asian News, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
AARP launches National Caregiving Awareness Campaign: Show Kindness to 40 Million Caregivers

AARP launches National Caregiving Awareness Campaign: Show Kindness to 40 Million Caregivers

Campaign will include a new AARP caregiving book, Random Acts of Kindness contest, caregiving fair, and a special AARP The Magazine report featuring an intimate look into ‘24 hours in the life of caregivers’ WASHINGTON, DC—November is National Family Caregivers Month and AARP is launching a national campaign to bring awareness to the important role that […]

Kiehl’s teams up with artist Peter Max to give its hallmark bottles a new look for 2015 holiday season

Kiehl’s teams up with artist Peter Max to give its hallmark bottles a new look for 2015 holiday season

(Relaxnews) – For the end-of-year celebrations, the US cosmetics brand Kiehl’s has teamed up with the German artist Peter Max to produce a psychedelic collection inspired by pop art. The pope of pop art, as he is called by some, has had fun redesigning the bottles for iconic Kiehl’s products, inspired by his masterpiece “The […]

17.10.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
Zoren shares happy life secrets with Carmina

Zoren shares happy life secrets with Carmina

ZOREN Legaspi gets to romance both Alice Dixson and Ina Raymundo in the latest version of “Marimar”. The soap started recently with him as Gustavo marrying Alice as Mia despite the resistance of his parents, then Ina as Brenda comes along to seduce him. Alice gets terribly jealous and runs away. An accident happens at […]

17.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
British Fashion Awards: the nominees are revealed

British Fashion Awards: the nominees are revealed

(Relaxnews) – The nominees for the 2015 British Fashion Awards have been announced. J.W. Anderson, Christopher Kane and Victoria Beckham have been put forward for the womenswear category while Tom Ford, E. Tautz and J.W. Anderson find themselves up for the menswear award. Designers including Charlotte Olympia and Sophia Webster are competing in the accessories […]

17.10.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars ·
Transfast’s ‘Working Hard in America’ survey finds Fil-Amas ‘overqualified for jobs, more stressed at work’

Transfast’s ‘Working Hard in America’ survey finds Fil-Amas ‘overqualified for jobs, more stressed at work’

Transfast salutes and supports Filipinos working in U.S. NEW YORK  – According to a recent survey of Filipinos who live in the U.S. and send money home, the majority of respondents say they are overqualified for their jobs and find their U.S. workplace to be more stressful than workplaces in the Philippines. And yet, they overwhelmingly […]

17.10.2015 · Filled under: News ·
Now is the time for a flu shot

Now is the time for a flu shot

SACRAMENTO – California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith urges Californians to get the influenza (flu) vaccine as soon as it becomes available. “Unlike some other infections, a person with influenza may be contagious and infect others before they have or show any symptoms,” said Dr. Smith. “Annual […]

15.10.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Local News ·

Diverse consumers overwhelmingly optimistic about financial future

Wells Fargo survey affirms African American, Asian and Hispanic communities more hopeful about finances, managing credit than general population SAN FRANCISCO – Diverse consumers feel optimistic about the current U.S economic outlook, according to the third “How American Buys and Borrows” survey by Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) and Ipsos. Eighty-eight percent of diverse […]

15.10.2015 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Services ·

Osmeña on inclusion in Poe Senate slate: ‘Thanks, but no thanks’

MANILA, Oct 15 (Mabuhay) – Thanks, but no thanks. That was how Senator Sergio Osmeña III reacted on Thursday when asked about his possible inclusion in the senatorial ticket of Senators Grace Poe and Francis “Chiz” Escudero. Osmeña said no offer has been made yet for him to join Poe’s slate but said he would […]

15.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Roxas, Robredo file candidacies for president, VP

Roxas, Robredo file candidacies for president, VP

MANILA, Oct 15 (Mabuhay) – Liberal Party presidential candidate Mar Roxas and his running mate, Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo, filed their certificates of candidacy on Thursday morning. Roxas and Robredo make up the fifth tandem aspiring for the top posts to file their COCs at the Commission on Elections’ main office in Intramuros, Manila. […]

15.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Scientists identify protein key to Alzheimer’s treatment

Scientists identify protein key to Alzheimer’s treatment

(Washington, United States-AFP) – A protein that appears to be key in the development of Alzheimer’s disease has been identified by scientists who say the discovery could provide a new drug target for dementia. Known as GPR3, the protein is believed to play an important role in reducing the buildup of amyloid plaques in the […]

15.10.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’ to get a TV sequel

‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’ to get a TV sequel

(Relaxnews) – The hit romantic comedy “My Best Friend’s Wedding” could be getting a TV sequel, thanks to ABC. The 1997 movie starring Julia Roberts has sparked the idea for a comedy series at the network, with Oscar-winning writer Ron Bass, who penned the original, co-writing the script, Deadlinereports. The show is set to pick up […]

15.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Orlando is the top US city for runners

Orlando is the top US city for runners

(Relaxnews) – New York, Boston and Chicago have failed to make the cut in a new index of the best cities for those committed to half marathons and full marathons. Instead, the top 10 list, complied by Vitals and based on the number and quality of sports medicine specialists, the number of races the city […]

Apple to harness iPhone data for autism, epilepsy and melanoma studies

Apple to harness iPhone data for autism, epilepsy and melanoma studies

(Relaxnews) – On Thursday Apple announced the next round of scientific studies and research partners that will be using its ResearchKit to gather health data from participants via their iPhones and Apple Watches. Duke University will be conducting research into the early signs of autism and hopes to employ the iPhone’s front-facing camera so that […]

15.10.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Raising Long Beach minimum wage to $15 would add an estimated $442-M, stimulating economy

Raising Long Beach minimum wage to $15 would add an estimated $442-M, stimulating economy

Long Beach, CA – Raising the minimum wage to $15 with enforcement provisions in Long Beach would have a broad stimulus effect on the region and would benefit businesses, workers, and the economy, according to a new report released today by the Economic Roundtable, a public policy research organization. The Campaign to Raise the Wage […]

15.10.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Aquino admin enjoys highest rating since June 2014

Aquino admin enjoys highest rating since June 2014

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Public satisfaction rating on the Aquino administration improved by six points, the third quarter survey results of Social Weather Stations (SWS) showed. The “good” +37 net satisfaction rating was based on the survey conducted September 2 to 5 using face-to-face interviews of 1,200 adults. The survey found 59 percent satisfied, 22 percent […]

15.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Is Jessy Mendiola pregnant?

Is Jessy Mendiola pregnant?

Actress Jessy Mendiola has denied rumors that she’s pregnant. “Hindi ko nga alam na may balita na preggy ako. Kanina ko lang nalaman. Bakit kaya? Siguro kasi malaman ako ngayon. I don’t know,” Mendiola said. Asked of her reaction when she heard the pregnancy rumors, Mendiola sarcastically said: “Iba na rin pala ngayon kasi mas […]

15.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
PMA alum Lino Caringal, Jr elected president of Pangasinan Brotherhood-USA

PMA alum Lino Caringal, Jr elected president of Pangasinan Brotherhood-USA

Cypress, Calif. – Lino Caringal, Jr., a 1972  graduate of the Philippine Military Academy and now a self-employed businessman from Fullerton, California was elected the 15th president of the 37-year-old Pangasinan Brotherhood-USA at Marriott Hotel this city. The 65-year-old Caringal, former president of The Original Urdanetanians and current president of The Global Urdanetanians was unanimously […]

15.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·

Derek names ex who had the biggest impact on him

Among his former girlfriends, Derek Ramsay admitted that it was Solenn Heussaff who had the most impact on his life. “We were similar in so many ways. We are both half-Filipino, half-European. We both love to travel. The factors that ended our relationship was majority of it was long distance and timing,” he said. “My […]

14.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Apple gives iMac a family makeover

Apple gives iMac a family makeover

(Relaxnews) – Apple has updated its entire iMac family, introducing a new Retina 4K display to the 21.5-inch iMac for the first time and the Retina 5K display to every 27-inch iMac. The tech giant has also unveiled a new range of wireless accessories including the Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Trackpad 2. […]

14.10.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Who will play the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is no longer a secret

Who will play the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is no longer a secret

(Relaxnews) – Rihanna is set to be one of the main attractions at this year’s catwalk spectacle, which will be beamed around the world on December 8. Alongside the fashion brand’s 16-strong group of Angels, the singer will have support from Selena Gomez and The Weeknd who were both confirmed on Tuesday. The Victoria’s Secret […]

A glass of red wine at dinner can improve health of diabetics

A glass of red wine at dinner can improve health of diabetics

(Relaxnews) – One glass of red wine at dinner was found to help sufferers of type 2 diabetes sleep better, improve their metabolism and increase levels of “good cholesterol” to protect against cardiovascular disease, according to an international study. Between too much and not enough, the right amount is one glass of red wine, just […]

14.10.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Trillanes, Cayetano not Miriam’s VP

Trillanes, Cayetano not Miriam’s VP

MANILA, Oct 14 (Mabuhay) — Two of the 2016 vice presidential contenders have already denied being in talks with Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago over her recently confirmed presidential bid. Senators Antonio Trillanes IV and Alan Peter Cayetano, who are both running for vice president without a presidential candidate yet, said they are not the running […]

14.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·

Romulo stays in LP, backs Poe

MANILA, Oct 14 (Mabuhay) — Pasig City Rep. and Liberal Party (LP) member Roman Romulo is not supporting administration standard bearer Mar Roxas. Romulo, who trooped to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) Wednesday to file his certificate of candidacy (COC), said he is running as an independent candidate. However, the Pasig lawmaker said he is […]

14.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Is Bela Padilla insecure of Maja?

Is Bela Padilla insecure of Maja?

Bela Padilla, who will star in her first ABS-CBN series “Ang Probinsyano,” denied that she feels insecure of her co-star, award-winning actress Maja Salvador. Padilla, however, admitted that she feels challenge to give her best. “Hindi naman insecure. Katulad nga ng sinabi ko, puro good vibes. Saka siguro as a person very positive akong tao,” […]

13.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Whip up a Wonderful Holiday Menu

Whip up a Wonderful Holiday Menu

(Family Features) Nothing brings family and friends together quite like a full holiday meal menu. Whether creating an entire festive feast from scratch or looking for a tasty dish to take and share, these dishes aim to fill up the table and keep the seats around it full as well. From a tender, juicy attractive […]

13.10.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Free Recipes, Holidays, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Wedding trends 2016: a touch of rock ‘n’ roll

Wedding trends 2016: a touch of rock ‘n’ roll

(Relaxnews) – The princess-style wedding gown is not for everyone. A number of future brides are looking for original and glamorous pieces but with a touch of quirky details, or even grunge-inspired models. The rock ‘n’ roll bridal trend includes models with shorter hem lengths as well as unusual and unexpected touches and color. A […]

13.10.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Advocates applaud signing of SB 4 expanding health coverage to undocumented kids

Advocates applaud signing of SB 4 expanding health coverage to undocumented kids

SACRAMENTO, CA – Governor Jerry Brown has signed SB 4 (Lara) into law. This law builds on California’s historic expansion of health coverage to undocumented children by clarifying the Medi-Cal enrollment processes for these newly eligible children and helping to ensure that children can quickly access needed primary care. “We thank Senator Ricardo Lara for […]

13.10.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
‘Ronaldo’ documentary available worldwide on November 10

‘Ronaldo’ documentary available worldwide on November 10

(Relaxnews) – Just 24 hours after its world premiere in London, the feature about the life of Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the world’s greatest living footballers, will be available to own on DVD and in digital formats in 75 countries. The documentary, made by the people behind critical and commercial hits “Senna” and “Amy” took […]

Comelec: Youth vote key to 2016 victory

Comelec: Youth vote key to 2016 victory

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Candidates may have to double their efforts in wooing the Filipino youth to win in the 2016 elections, based on the Commission on Elections (Comelec) view of the upcoming polls. Comelec chair Andres Bautista on Monday said youth voters will likely determine the outcome of the next elections, citing President Benigno Aquino […]

13.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Rinspeed to make CES debut with an autonomous car concept

Rinspeed to make CES debut with an autonomous car concept

(Relaxnews) – For the first time in the Swiss car design company’s history, it is set to premiere its latest avant-garde creation in the US rather than Europe. The Etos concept can drive itself but is still a sportscar for those moments when the conditions are just too good for a serious driver not to […]

13.10.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring ·
Jasmine Curtis-Smith no time for romance

Jasmine Curtis-Smith no time for romance

“TIME heals all things.” This was the short response of Jasmine Curtis-Smith when asked recently if she has moved on from his recent heartbreak with ex-boyfriend Sam Concepcion. The “My Fair Lady” lead actress said she does not want to discuss the split-up but clarified that she remained friends with Concepcion. Despite the heartbreak, Curtis-Smith […]

13.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Wells Fargo fuels diverse Chamber Leader training, programs with $1.2-M investment

Wells Fargo fuels diverse Chamber Leader training, programs with $1.2-M investment

Funding to benefit diverse Chambers of Commerce: U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation, U.S. Black Chambers, Inc., U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce and National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce HOUSTON  – Wells Fargo, America’s leading small business lender*, and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) Foundation announced today a $1.2 million […]

13.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
Big ‘Scare’ Lake: No school night this Halloween means opportunity for a weekend getaway

Big ‘Scare’ Lake: No school night this Halloween means opportunity for a weekend getaway

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif.   – This year Halloween is on a Saturday, which makes it an ideal time to get away with the little tykes for a grand “trick or treat” extravaganza in the mountains. On Halloween night, Big Bear Village becomes extensively decorated with jack-o-lanterns, cobwebs, flying bats, strobe lights, and other gadgets […]

13.10.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Halloween, Happenings, Holidays ·
Honasan on VP bid: I was not forced to run

Honasan on VP bid: I was not forced to run

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Gregorio ‘Gringo’ Honasan II on Monday said he was not forced to run as Vice President Jejomar Binay’s running mate in the 2016 elections. Honasan described himself as a “good soldier” who submitted himself to the United Nationalist Alliance’s process of choosing a vice presidential candidate for next year’s election. “Ang […]

13.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
‘The Martian’ tops global box office charts

‘The Martian’ tops global box office charts

(Relaxnews) – Matt Damon’s “The Martian” continued to dominate the box office this weekend, with the adventure sci-fi movie proving to be the most popular choice for cinemagoers worldwide. According to Rentrak, which reports on real-time worldwide box sales, the Ridley Scott-directed movie took $95.1 million in worldwide ticket sales, maintaining its position at the […]

12.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Justice Parpio tells Washington audience: Nine-dash line claim threatens rule of law

Justice Parpio tells Washington audience: Nine-dash line claim threatens rule of law

WASHINGTON, DC – “Will the world community allow a single state to rewrite the Law of the Sea, so this single state can exercise indisputable sovereignty to almost an entire sea, subject the high seas to its sovereign jurisdiction, and seize large areas of other coastal states’ EEZs (exclusive economic zone), which are their legal […]

12.10.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Bianca feels nervous about taking leave from showbiz

Bianca feels nervous about taking leave from showbiz

Television host Bianca Gonzalez admitted that she also feels a bit nervous now that she has announced that she is taking a break from show business. Gonzalez is now eight-months pregnant with her first child – a girl – with basketball star JC Intal. “But I think in everything parang phases lang ang buhay. Hindi […]

12.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Obama honors Fil-Am legacy in US defense, labor movement

Obama honors Fil-Am legacy in US defense, labor movement

White House event kicks off Fil-Am History Month By Nimfa U. Rueda LOS ANGELES – President Obama this week honored Filipino-Americans who “helped build and defend” the United States at the first ever celebration of Filipino-American History Month at the White House. In a message that was read before some 200 Fil-Am elected officials and […]

12.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings, Local News ·
A new travel-sized bottle for Chanel’s iconic N°5 fragrance

A new travel-sized bottle for Chanel’s iconic N°5 fragrance

(Relaxnews) – Ahead of the end-of-the-year holidays, French brand Chanel has decided to release its iconic N°5 fragrance in a new takeaway sized flacon. The purse-sized fragrance will be available as of October 16 in boutiques and select retailers. Smaller, perfectly travel-sized and ideal for occasion’s on-the-go, the new bottle format of the emblematic Chanel […]

12.10.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
Beyonce, Billie Holiday: Michelle Obama reveals favorites

Beyonce, Billie Holiday: Michelle Obama reveals favorites

(Washington-AFP) – Michelle Obama has revealed musical tastes that include Beyonce and past greats such as Billie Holiday as she released a first playlist on streaming service Spotify. Following a separate playlist by her husband, the US first lady released her own on Sunday for the International Day of the Girl, part of a UN […]

12.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Edison offers $1.2-M scholarship program to HS seniors

Edison offers $1.2-M scholarship program to HS seniors

Application period runs through Feb. 1 for the Edison Scholars Program ROSEMEAD, Calif — Edison International’s $1.2 million Edison Scholars Program, which helps high school seniors realize their dreams of attending college and pursuing studies in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM), announces the start of its 2015-16 application period running today through Feb. 1. Thirty […]

12.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
TVs top consumers’ holiday season high-tech wish lists

TVs top consumers’ holiday season high-tech wish lists

(Relaxnews) – From games consoles to tablets, nearly two thirds of Americans are sizing up a new tech purchase as a holiday gift, according to the Consumer Electronics Association. And while a new television is at the top of most consumers’ most wanted lists, the gift most likely to be given at Thanksgiving or on […]

Trend alert: ruffles rule for Spring 2016

Trend alert: ruffles rule for Spring 2016

(Relaxnews) – If there was one trend that dominated the Spring/Summer 2016 shows that took over New York, London, Milan and Paris over the past few weeks, it was the ruffle. From slouchy and loose to frilly and Victorian-esque, they were everywhere. Peter Copping set the ball rolling in New York with an Oscar de […]

12.10.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Celebrate the 30-year anniversary of ‘Back to the Future’ at events around the world

Celebrate the 30-year anniversary of ‘Back to the Future’ at events around the world

(Relaxnews) – In 1985, the first chapter of the now cult trilogy “Back to the Future” hit theaters. To celebrate the futuristic tale’s 30th anniversary in tale, a number of events will take place worldwide on October 21, the date that Marty McFly and Doc arrive in the future from 1985. “We’re Going Back” in […]

11.10.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Brown signs bill to increase electric vehicle charging stations

Brown signs bill to increase electric vehicle charging stations

AB 1236 will streamline and expedite the permitting of crucial EV infrastructure Sacramento, CA  – Governor Brown today signed Assembly Bill 1236 by Assemblymember David Chiu (D – San Francisco), which will help increase the number of California’s electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and reduce auto emissions. AB 1236 was jointly authored by Assemblymember Evan […]

11.10.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Duterte will run for president: adviser

Duterte will run for president: adviser

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is running for president in 2016, his political adviser said Saturday. “Yes,” Lito Banayo, political adviser of Duterte, said when asked if the mayor will join the presidential race in 2016. Banayo said that there was still no definite date when the mayor will formally announce his […]

11.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Kris backs out of MMFF race

Kris backs out of MMFF race

KRIS Aquino has backed out from her Metro Filmfest entry which was first titled “Mr. & Mrs. Split”, then became “Pamilya Luv Luv Luv” and “All You Need is Pag-ibig”. The official reason she gave is that they weren’t able to get the cinematographer she wants for the movie, Neil Daza, who also did her […]

11.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Napeñas pushes for filing of case vs. killers of 9 SAF men

Napeñas pushes for filing of case vs. killers of 9 SAF men

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Former PNP-Special Action Force commander Getulio Napeñas Jr. is pushing for the filing of criminal charges against those responsible for the deaths of nine police commandos during the Mamasapano clash in January. Napeñas said he could not believe that the Department of Justice has failed to find anyone accountable for the deaths […]

11.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Gen. Taguba calls attention to family caregiving during Filipino History Month

Gen. Taguba calls attention to family caregiving during Filipino History Month

SAN FRANCISCO – AARP was proud to sponsor the Filipino American History Month Celebration last Sunday at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco for the second consecutive year. More than 2,800 attendees celebrated the Bay Area’s vibrant Filipino American community. AARP Community Ambassador (Ret.) Major General Tony Taguba was the keynote speaker at the opening […]

11.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Gen. Mac Arthur’s aide received recognition from Filipino seniors

Gen. Mac Arthur’s aide received recognition from Filipino seniors

By Dan E. Nino Cerritos, Calif. – Seventy years after the liberation of the Philippines which started in Palo, Tacloban, Leyte from the Japanese occupation, one of the liberators who participated in the battle of the Philippine Sea and later waded towards the shore with Pacific Supreme Commander Gen. Douglas Mac Arthur, then 21-years-old Kenneth […]

11.10.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Tokyo district tries to reel in tourists with whale meat

Tokyo district tries to reel in tourists with whale meat

(Tokyo-AFP) – When tourists think of Japan, images of dramatic landscapes, futuristic cities and world class sushi might spring to mind. But one Tokyo district is hoping to reel in outsiders with one of the country’s more controversial traditions — slaughtering whales. Ebisu, a chichi gastronomic hub close to Tokyo’s frenetic Shibuya shopping district, is […]

09.10.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
PHL, US troops conduct PHIBLEX maritime exercises in Cavite

PHL, US troops conduct PHIBLEX maritime exercises in Cavite

At least 60 members from the Philippine and United States Marine corps conducted mock operations against terrorists in the municipality of Ternate, Cavite as part of the 2015 Philippines Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX). The joint forces did an amphibious raid where a military vessel, two rubber boats and two riverine crafts were used. In the […]

09.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Mar Roxas on Pacquiao’s slot in LP slate: It’s possible

Mar Roxas on Pacquiao’s slot in LP slate: It’s possible

MANILA, Oct 9 (Mabuhay) — Will Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao be among the ruling Liberal Party’s 12 senatorial candidates in the coming 2016 elections? When asked about this on Friday, LP standard bearer Mar Roxas told reporters: “It’s possible.” Pressed on whether he personally met with Pacquiao, Roxas’ reply was: “As recent as two nights […]

09.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
‘Team Kramer’ shares secret to lasting marriage

‘Team Kramer’ shares secret to lasting marriage

Celebrity couple Doug and Cheska Kramer, the “captains” of the highly popular celebrity family “Team Kramer,” revealed their secret to a lasting marriage. The two explained how they managed to maintain a happy and healthy relationship for more than 13 years. “It goes hand-in-hand. I have a husband who loves me, treats me well. So […]

09.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
10-year digital brain project shows first results

10-year digital brain project shows first results

(Miami, United States-AFP) – An ambitious project led by researchers in Switzerland to digitally map the brain released on Thursday its first results, showing a complex view of how the brain is wired. This so-called “first draft” of the computerized reconstruction of a young rat’s neocortex contains over 31,000 neurons, 55 layers of cells and […]

09.10.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
China’s new glass bridge tests courage of tourists

China’s new glass bridge tests courage of tourists

(Pingjiang, China-AFP) – China’s first glass suspension bridge, which dangles 180 metres (594 feet) over a canyon in the central Hunan province, has excited — and terrified — thousands of visitors since opening two weeks ago. “I’m afraid to look down. I can only look straight ahead,” said one young woman crossing the 300-metre long […]

09.10.2015 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations ·
L.A. City Controller’s audit finds domestic violence programs underfunded, inconsistent

L.A. City Controller’s audit finds domestic violence programs underfunded, inconsistent

Incident location determined which city services survivors received Los Angeles – The City’s domestic violence programs were underfunded, disjointed, and inconsistent across City neighborhoods, according to an audit released today by City Controller Ron Galperin. Galperin released the audit to coincide with the first day of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Controller Galperin’s audit noted […]

09.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
U.S. EPA announces availability of $7 million to replace or retrofit old school buses

U.S. EPA announces availability of $7 million to replace or retrofit old school buses

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is announcing the availability of approximately $7 million in funding for rebates to public and private school bus fleet owners for the replacement and retrofit of older school buses. This is the third rebate program offered under the Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) to fund cleaner school buses. […]

09.10.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Local News ·
Sarah G talks about upcoming concert

Sarah G talks about upcoming concert

MANILA   (Mabuhay) -– She may be one of the country’s biggest stars but Sarah Geronimo admits that despite her success, she is still discovering her identity as a musical artist. The singer-actress said this will be the theme of her upcoming major concert “Sarah Geronimo from the Top,” which will happen later this year […]

09.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
43 stories by 43 women by former Theresians

43 stories by 43 women by former Theresians

Los Angeles  – A unique collection of personal essays titled Portal (Gateway to Adventure) will be launched on October 11, 2015, Sunday at 3 in the afternoon at the posh Del Rey Yacht Club in Marina del Rey, California. Forty-three stories by forty-three women who are all graduates of St. Theresa’s College, an exclusive girls’ school in the […]

09.10.2015 · Filled under: Books ·
Fil-Am girl shines in SC figure skating scene

Fil-Am girl shines in SC figure skating scene

By Abner Galino A 9-year-old Filipino-American girl from Pasadena is currently making ripples in the figure skating scene here in southern California. Sofia Frank, a preliminary figure skater, currently holds the Sandy Gollihugh Future Star Trophy for a sterling performance at the 2015 Pasadena Figure Skating Club Open Competition. She recently placed second at the […]

09.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Andrea offers ‘Road Trip’

Andrea offers ‘Road Trip’

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Andrea Torres is everywhere these days. Apart from magazine covers, she is also seen on TV via GMA’s “Sunday PinaSaya.” Recently, Andrea and on-screen partner Mikael Daez attended a successful screening of their mini-series, “Blood In Dispute,” in Cambodia which will air in the Philippines later this year. Another milestone is the […]

08.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Governor endorses plan to help promote legal services for low-income Californians

Governor endorses plan to help promote legal services for low-income Californians

SACRAMENTO  – Gov. Brown today signed into law a plan to help low-income Californians have greater access to equal justice by using unclaimed funds to help attorneys practice public-interest law. “Every year, thousands of young lawyers graduate from law school with a desire to launch their careers performing public service,” said Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, […]

08.10.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
‘FASO Goes Pops!’ on Nov. 14 at Alex Theater

‘FASO Goes Pops!’ on Nov. 14 at Alex Theater

“FASO Goes Pops!” on November 14 continues the Filipino American Symphony Orchestra’s tradition of presenting quality, entertaining concerts. FASO, returning to the iconic Alex Theatre in Glendale where it earned cheers and praises for its very successful “FASOGoes Broadway” last April, tackles pop music this time. “If the audience enjoyed ‘FASO Goes Broadway,’ this one will bring them to another level […]

08.10.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings, Music ·
Does Yen Santos still have time for love?

Does Yen Santos still have time for love?

Actress Yen Santos is not about to pass up on the many opportunities coming her way. After starring in the hit shows “Oh My G!” and “Pure Love,” Santos is now the female lead in ABS-CBN’s newest drama series “All of Me,” with veteran actor Albert Martinez and heartthrob JM de Guzman. Santos insisted that […]

08.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
‘Minority Report’ in line to be the first canceled show of the season

‘Minority Report’ in line to be the first canceled show of the season

(Relaxnews) – Fox’s “Minority Report” series, based on Steven Spielberg’s 2002 film may be the first canceled series of the 2015-2016 television season. “Minority Report” was described as one of the most anticipated series of the season by the press and on social media before its release. The show however, adapted from the feature-length movie […]

08.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Porsche turbocharges ahead with new 911 models

Porsche turbocharges ahead with new 911 models

(Relaxnews) – November’s LA auto show will be playing host to three new all-wheel drive Porches with all-new engines and better performance and economy figures. The extra turn of speed that owners will discover in the 2016 Carrera 4, Targa 4 and Carrera 4 Cabriolet is thanks to new force-aspirated engines — i.e., a hefty […]

08.10.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
New Star Wars-themed notebook from HP comes with lightsaber sounds

New Star Wars-themed notebook from HP comes with lightsaber sounds

(Relaxnews) – Brace yourselves Star Wars fans. HP has released a special edition Star Wars notebook that comes preloaded with more than 1,000 images from the film franchise as well as R2-D2 and lightsaber notification sounds. It’s the latest Star Wars merch to be unveiled ahead of the hotly anticipated film release of Episode VII […]

8 top foods for healthy eyes

8 top foods for healthy eyes

(Relaxnews) – World Sight Day takes place this year on October 8, the perfect occasion to review your eye health. Read on for a selection of the most beneficial foods to counter eye disorders and help maintain excellent eyesight. – Fatty fish Rich in omega-3, fatty fish like tuna, herring or sardine (steamed or grilled) […]

08.10.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Jennifer Lopez to host AMAs

Jennifer Lopez to host AMAs

(Relaxnews) – Three-time American Music Awards winner Jennifer Lopez will host the 2015 edition of the show on November 22. The awards ceremony, at which she will also perform selections from January 2016 Las Vegas show “All I Have,” will be preceded by a nominees announcement on October 13th. Of those, six categories will be […]

07.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
BMW takes the fast track to the Tokyo motor show

BMW takes the fast track to the Tokyo motor show

Relaxnews) – BMW has chosen the Tokyo motor show as the event for the global unveiling of its fastest, most potent and one of its most expensive, track-focused, road-legal sportscars in history, the M4 GTS. At the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance back in August, BMW teased what it described as a conceptual hardcore take on […]

07.10.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Movement to award Congressional Gold Medal to Filipino veterans gains ground during Filipino American History Month

Movement to award Congressional Gold Medal to Filipino veterans gains ground during Filipino American History Month

Washington, DC – As Filipino American History Month is commemorated nationwide in October, the movement to recognize Filipino and Filipino-American World War II veterans for their wartime service to the U.S. gains momentum. October is recognized as Filipino American History Month, when the contributions of the Filipino American community are celebrated across the United States. In recent years, […]

07.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Southern California encourages residents to ‘Go Human’

Southern California encourages residents to ‘Go Human’

Agencies across Southern California kick-off community outreach and advertising campaign to promote roadway safety and encourage walking and bicycling LOS ANGELES, CA – The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) today announced the launch of Go Human, a community outreach and advertising campaign with the goals of reducing traffic collisions in Southern California and encouraging people to walk […]

07.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
Regine Velasquez not yet certain whom to support in 2016 polls

Regine Velasquez not yet certain whom to support in 2016 polls

ASIA’S Songbird Regine Velasquez said she is still undecided on whether she will endorse a presidential candidate in the 2016 elections, saying it’s too early to say who she will vote for. She also has to consult her husband Ogie Alcasid when it comes to politics. “Hindi naman talaga ako nage-endorse. Si PNoy lang talaga […]

07.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Laguna lawmaker sees nothing wrong but apologizes for sexy dancers

Laguna lawmaker sees nothing wrong but apologizes for sexy dancers

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Laguna Rep. Benjamin Agarao Jr. found nothing wrong with the performance of sexy dancers during his birthday party, which incidentally happened after the oath-taking rites of new Liberal Party members at his home. Agarao, nonetheless, apologized if the dance offended certain sectors. “Sa akin pangkaraniwan ‘yun. Ngayon kung naka-offend ‘yun, pasensya na, […]

07.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Wedding trends 2016: the princess gown, more magical than ever

Wedding trends 2016: the princess gown, more magical than ever

(Relaxnews) – Although choices in wedding attire have grown, the princess-style wedding dress remains for many brides to be an essential piece that helps transform a wedding ceremony into a living fairy tale. Specialized brands and fashion houses alike have pulled out all the stops to offer luster, volume and couture details in their new […]

07.10.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Instagram reveals top five accounts

Instagram reveals top five accounts

(Relaxnews) – Just 5 million followers separate the top five accounts on Instagram, with Taylor Swift followed by 10% of the photo-sharing platform’s user base. Until now, Facebook-owned Instagram has typically shyed away from any sort of network-wide account ranking, with third party sites like SocialBlade plugging the information gap. Musician and pop culture icon […]

07.10.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Ai Ai on a high over career surge

Ai Ai on a high over career surge

MANILA, Oct 5 (Mabuhay) –After going through several heartaches in recent years, including the dissolution of a previous marriage and the death of her mom, Ai Ai delas Alas now enjoys a shower of blessings, primarily with new shows and an upcoming movie. Ai Ai is on her 25th year in the ‘biz and she […]

06.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
6 tips for avoiding hair loss in autumn

6 tips for avoiding hair loss in autumn

(Relaxnews) – After the rays of summer sunshine, autumn period gives way not only to falling leaves but also to some temporary shedding of hair. Read on for tips and adapted treatments to limit the nuisance and to maintain a beautiful mane before winter. Sun, sea and pool wreak havoc on your hair during the […]

06.10.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness ·
Universal Studios Hollywood presents ‘Halloween Horror Nights’

Universal Studios Hollywood presents ‘Halloween Horror Nights’

Fright-filled “Halloween Horror Nights” was announced by Universal Studios Hollywood recently. The theme park guests will be treated to an “extreme fear destination” which features horror-filled mazes, a terror tram experience and awesome hip-hop dance show from Friday, September 18 through Sunday, November 1st. The event starts each night at 7:00 pm but closing hours vary each night […]

06.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Happenings, Hollywood Stars ·
Officials take a look at raising minimum wage in Long Beach

Officials take a look at raising minimum wage in Long Beach

Long Beach, CA – This evening, close to 100 workers and community members attended Long Beach’s first public hearing on raising the minimum wage and about a dozen spoke during public comment. The City Council is expected to review a report to be completed by the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) and discuss tools for wage enforcement in the coming months. […]

06.10.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Gov. Brown urges Californians to order pink ribbon license plates to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Gov. Brown urges Californians to order pink ribbon license plates to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Proceeds to fund free clinical breast exams, mammograms and treatment referrals SACRAMENTO — California Governor Jerry Brown kicked off Breast Cancer Awareness Month Thursday by urging residents to order the state’s new official Pink Ribbon License Plates. “This year, for the first time, Californians may support the early detection of breast cancer through a specialty license plate, available […]

06.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
What Sharon wants from daughter KC

What Sharon wants from daughter KC

“Gusto ko ako ang pinakamahal niya.” These were the words of “Your Face Sounds Familiar” judge Sharon Cuneta when asked about the status of her relationship with daughter, actress-model KC Concepcion. Cuneta also opened up about the sacrifices she made for her daughter. “I realized na there are certain roles meant for the father and […]

06.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
West PHL Sea troops, Pag-asa residents receive care packages

West PHL Sea troops, Pag-asa residents receive care packages

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The University of the Philippines Cadet Alumni Association donated 11 “care package” boxes for Philippine troops and civilians in the West Philippine Sea. Tina Hernandez, liaison officer of the association, said this was their way of thanking the troops for their service, and letting the children in Pag-asa island know that people […]

06.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Microsoft unveils first laptop, Windows 10 smartphones

Microsoft unveils first laptop, Windows 10 smartphones

(New York-AFP) – Microsoft unveiled its first laptop and its first Windows 10 smartphones Tuesday as it aims to widen the use of its new operating system in the mobile technology universe. The spate of fresh products, launched before the year-end holiday shopping season, seeks to build on the July launch of Windows 10. Microsoft […]

06.10.2015 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Aquino likens Leni to Cory

Aquino likens Leni to Cory

MANILA, Oct 5 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday likened Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo to his late mother, President Corazon Aquino. “Si Leni naman ‘di ko maiwasang ikumpara sa aking ina—pareho silang nawalan ng asawa, pareho silang itinuring na maybahay lamang, tapos tinawag para mamuno,” Aquino said in his speech after former […]

05.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Claudine ‘tired’ of legal fight with Raymart

Claudine ‘tired’ of legal fight with Raymart

MANILA, Oct 5 (Mabuhay) — EVEN though they are friends again, actress Claudine Barretto has expressed her disappointment and frustration over her legal battle with estranged husband Raymart Santiago. The 36-year-old explained why she recently posted an Instagram photo bearing the message “I tried, I tried, I tried, I’m tired.” Barretto said it has something […]

05.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Watch video for Sam Smith’s James Bond song

Watch video for Sam Smith’s James Bond song

(Relaxnews) – The video for the James Bond theme song by Sam Smith has been released, revealing the more intimate moments from the upcoming “Spectre” film. In “Writing’s on the Wall,” there is a conspicuous absence of high-impact action scenes and car chases. Instead, the Luke Monaghan-directed video features the singer, along with clips of […]

Wedding trends: designer gowns seen on the catwalk

Wedding trends: designer gowns seen on the catwalk

(Relaxnews) – Centerpieces of haute couture collections, wedding gowns and evening gowns stoke the dreams of young women everywhere. These glorious bespoke creations also have significant influence on what wedding gown brands and stores stock. Here’s a look at the most beautiful creations seen at fall/winter 2015-2016 haute couture Fashion Week ahead of New York […]

05.10.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Domino’s Pizza opens first store in Italy

Domino’s Pizza opens first store in Italy

(Relaxnews) – Mamma mia! American pizza chain Domino’s has announced that it’s opened its first store in the birthplace of the world’s favorite cheesy pie: Italy. Domino’s, one of the biggest pizza delivery chains in the world, opened its first store in Milan Monday, hoping to do what no other American pizza brand has done […]

05.10.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
World’s highest marathon returns to quake-hit Everest

World’s highest marathon returns to quake-hit Everest

(Nepal-AFP) – Dozens of runners donned snow goggles and braved icy temperatures to participate in the world’s highest marathon in the foothills of Mount Everest Monday, five months after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake devastated Nepal. The annual Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon, which kicked off in 2003, is usually held in May to mark the anniversary of the […]

05.10.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
John Lennon at 75: Central Park hosting record-breaking peace sign

John Lennon at 75: Central Park hosting record-breaking peace sign

(Relaxnews) – October 9 marks what would have been the 75th birthday of John Lennon, whose musical legacy as a Beatle and a solo artist is being celebrated in New York, Los Angeles and around the world. Lennon was born in 1940 in Liverpool and rose to fame as co-founder of the Beatles. In 1970, […]

05.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Philippine delegation tells PHL reform story in the American heartland

Philippine delegation tells PHL reform story in the American heartland

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The exciting reform story of the Philippine economy headlined the Doing Business with the Philippines Forum held at the World Trade Center Kansas City on 28 September 2015. Philippine Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. led an economic diplomacy delegation that briefed corporate executives and entrepreneurs from the Greater Kansas City Area, which encompasses […]

05.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Asus to bundle Microsoft apps on its Android phones

Asus to bundle Microsoft apps on its Android phones

(Relaxnews) – Taiwanese firm Asus is the latest in a growing number of device-makers to start pre-installing Office productivity apps on its handsets. Google would like everyone in the world to use its apps for note-taking, spreadsheets and inbox management, but Microsoft’s Office still represents the productivity gold standard even as more and more of […]

05.10.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·

Owner of San Gabriel Valley surrogacy agency jailed for ripping off would-be parents who paid for egg donations

LOS ANGELES – The owner of a Glendora egg donation and surrogacy company who admitted defrauding would-be parents, egg donors and surrogate mothers over the course of more than three years was sentenced this morning to 18 months in federal prison. Allison Layton, a 38-year-old resident of Star, Idaho, was sentenced by United States District Court […]

03.10.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

California man pleads guilty to sexual exploitation of a child

Dakota  – Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that Neal LaPointe, age 31, of Sacramento, California, appeared before U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange on September 28, 2015, and pled guilty to an Indictment that charged him with Sexual Exploitation of a Child, and Distribution of Material Involving the Sexual Exploitation of Minors. […]

03.10.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

PUP/PCC to hold 1st Global Reunion

Attention all graduates of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines and the Philippine College of Commerce: Join us in our FIRST GLOBAL REUNION being organized by the Polytechnic University of the Philippines Alumni Association, USA Inc. scheduled on May 27 to 29, 2016 (Memorial Day  weekend 2016)  at The Orleans Hotel, in Las Vegas, NV. […]

03.10.2015 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Lonely Planet curates weekend wine getaways around the world

Lonely Planet curates weekend wine getaways around the world

(Relaxnews) – Travel guide Lonely Planet has released a new guidebook for wine lovers that curates the best wineries and gastronomic experiences in established regions like Napa and Tuscany, as well as lesser-known areas like Georgia, Lebanon, Morocco and Slovenia. “Lonely Planet’s Wine Trails” is aimed at travelers interested in a quick wine-soaked getaway, with […]

03.10.2015 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Aquino, Sereno lead groundbreaking of state-of-the-art SC complex in Taguig

Aquino, Sereno lead groundbreaking of state-of-the-art SC complex in Taguig

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III and Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Friday led the groundbreaking of the future site of a “state-of-the-art” Supreme Court complex in Taguig City. The site is located in a P1.28-billion, 21,463 square-meter property at the former Philippine Army Security Escort Group area. Attending the ceremony were justices […]

03.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Assemblymembers unite in LA to urge Brown to sign medical marijuana legislation

Assemblymembers unite in LA to urge Brown to sign medical marijuana legislation

Los Angeles – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) held a press conference in Los Angeles Tuesday to urge Governor Jerry Brown to sign the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act, including AB 266. Bonta, lead author of AB 266, was joined by two of his joint authors, Reginald Jones-Sawyer, Sr. (D-Los Angeles) and Tom Lackey (R-Palmdale), […]

02.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
SCAD FASH opens this weekend with Oscar de la Renta show

SCAD FASH opens this weekend with Oscar de la Renta show

(Relaxnews) – A major new US fashion museum is getting ready for its grand opening in Atlanta, with an exhibition devoted to Oscar de la Renta set to inaugurate the space. The Oscar de la Renta brand and SCAD — the Savannah College of Art and Design — actually have something of a history, as […]

Taco Bell looks to chime with vegetarians

Taco Bell looks to chime with vegetarians

Relaxnews) – Taco Bell is the first quick service restaurant that can boast an American Vegetarian Association (AVA) certified menu. From Thursday the Mexican-inspired fast food chain will offer 13 AVA-certified vegetarian items in all of its 6,000+ US establishments. “At Taco Bell, vegetarians are not an afterthought. We sell more than 350 million vegetarian […]

02.10.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Porsche announces Cayman Black Edition

Porsche announces Cayman Black Edition

(Relaxnews) – Following similar 911 and Boxster models, the company’s diminutive sports coupe is finally getting an extra touch of exclusivity. The Cayman Black Edition comes with a special black exterior finish with contrasting aluminum window trim and bigger, 20-inch Carrera alloy wheels. The cabin is trimmed in black leather, and a host of creature […]

02.10.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
The Terminator has been terminated

The Terminator has been terminated

(Relaxnews) – Following the poor box office performance of “Terminator Genisys,” Arnold Schwarzenegger won’t be back. Paramount is putting any plans to make another Terminator movie well and truly on hold. The most recent outing of the cybernetic organism was meant to serve as a spring board for a new Terminator universe and with it […]

02.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Janet Jackson returns to channel late brother

Janet Jackson returns to channel late brother

(New York-AFP) – It can’t be easy to be the kid sister of the King of Pop, but Janet Jackson pulled it off in the 1980s as she became a music legend in her own right. On her first studio album since Michael Jackson died in 2009, Janet channels him more than ever before, with […]

02.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Palace told: ‘We are not giving up calls for lower tax’

Palace told: ‘We are not giving up calls for lower tax’

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — While Malacanang refuses to yield to calls for lower tax rates, the Tax Management Association of the Philippines (TMAP) still hopes to get President Aquino’s nod with the growing public clamor over tax system reform in the country. Atty. Terence Conrad Bello, president of TMAP, said Aquino has yet to hear a […]

02.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Kyla gears up for 15th anniversary concert

Kyla gears up for 15th anniversary concert

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — R&B singer Kyla will celebrate her 15th anniversary in showbiz with a concert. Entitled “Kyla Flying High,” the concert will be held on November 20 at newly renovated KIA (formerly New Frontier) Theater in Cubao, Quezon City. “This is it! My concert,” she wrote in the caption. “Mejo matagal pa naman. Pwede […]

02.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Lady Gaga’s Tom Ford video hits the web

Lady Gaga’s Tom Ford video hits the web

(Relaxnews) – A reworked version of Nile Rogers’ ‘I Want Your Love’ stars lady Gaga, Rogers himself and the Tom Ford fashion label’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection Conceived as a unique way of launching the fashion designer’s new campaign, the video sees the singer sharing a catwalk with models The video, excitement about which has been building […]

Belmonte: Leni already gave ‘informal’ consent to be Mar’s VP

Belmonte: Leni already gave ‘informal’ consent to be Mar’s VP

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo has already given her informal consent to be the running mate of administration presidential bet Mar Roxas in the 2016 elections, House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said Wednesday. “I think she has more or less given her consent informally and I don’t think na binibitin niya or […]

01.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
GPH panel asks Aquino to keep pushing for Bangsamoro law

GPH panel asks Aquino to keep pushing for Bangsamoro law

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The government peace panel in talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on Tuesday appealed to Filipinos to keep pushing for the enactment of a Bangsamoro law following Congress’ decision to push anew their deadline to December 16. “There are many ways and means that we can still see this through. […]

01.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Prebiotic pasta could benefit your gut

Prebiotic pasta could benefit your gut

(Relaxnews) – Pasta that’s been enriched with a type of fiber called beta-glucan encourages the growth of “good” bacteria in your gastrointestinal tract that could boost your immune system and help fight diabetes and high cholesterol, among other health benefits. For two months, scientists observed participants who ate the pasta for two months to find […]

01.10.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller turn up the heat in ‘Burnt’

Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller turn up the heat in ‘Burnt’

(Relaxnews) – Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller are teaming up once again, and this time it’s in the kitchen for the upcoming movie “Burnt.” The newly-released trailer for the film sees bad boy rockstar chef Adam Jones, played by Cooper, clean up his act following a disastrous spell as the enfant terrible of the Paris […]

01.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Paris Fashion Week: models to follow on Instagram

Paris Fashion Week: models to follow on Instagram

(Relaxnews) – With Fashion Week kicking off September 29 in Paris, many fashionistas have been trying to score invites to the shows on the official calendar. There won’t be any regrets for the rebuffed though as these days the shows can almost all be followed live on social media networks thanks to the models seated […]

01.10.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars, Lifestyle, Photos ·
Belmonte: Leni already gave ‘informal’ consent to be Mar’s VP

Belmonte: Leni already gave ‘informal’ consent to be Mar’s VP

MANILA, Sept 30 (Mabuhay) – Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo has already given her informal consent to be the running mate of administration presidential bet Mar Roxas in the 2016 elections, House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said Wednesday. “I think she has more or less given her consent informally and I don’t think na binibitin […]

30.09.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Mark admits Winwyn turned him down

Mark admits Winwyn turned him down

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — MARK Herras was the male winner in the very first Starstruck artista search. He’s now a segment host in Starstruck 6. How come he’s not been so active lately? His last show was still “Rhodora X” a year ago with Jennylyn Mercado, who has since starred in “Second Chances” and is now […]

30.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Butch Abad, Relampagos face preliminary probe for P400-M DAP releases

Butch Abad, Relampagos face preliminary probe for P400-M DAP releases

MANILA, Sept 30 (Mabuhay) – Budget Secretary Florencio Abad and Undersecretary Mario Relampagos are facing preliminary investigation for technical malversation and administrative charges in connnection with the allegedly irregular release of almost P400 million from the Disbursement Acceleration Program between 2011 and 2012. In a statement released Wednesday, the anti-graft body said Ombudsman Conchita Carpio […]

30.09.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
FilAm History Month Kicks Off Oct 3 at South Bay Pavilion

FilAm History Month Kicks Off Oct 3 at South Bay Pavilion

Carson – The 2015 Filipino American History Month celebration in Carson will be held on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 12 – 4 pm at the South Bay Pavilion, 20700 Avalon Blvd, Carson, Ca  90746 Organized by the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce South Bay Los Angeles (FACC-SLAA), the event headlines musical entertainment, business vendors, immigration panel, and […]

30.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings, Hometown ·
PHL: Children risk death to dig and dive for gold

PHL: Children risk death to dig and dive for gold

Child labor, health and mining laws need to be enforced: HR Watch (Manila, September 30, 2015) – The Philippine government is failing to protect children who dig and dive for gold in dangerous small-scale mines, Human Rights Watch said today in a new report and video, released ahead of Children’s Month in the Philippines. The 39-page report, […]

30.09.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
ALA Int’l, ABS-CBN Sports and TFC to showcase world-class boxing

ALA Int’l, ABS-CBN Sports and TFC to showcase world-class boxing

By Abner Galino and Joy Marino PHILIPPINES against the world. The line may not convey a very thrilling prospect at first glance, but if only limited to boxing, it certainly sets off great excitement. Because as far as boxing is concerned, our boxers have proven that they are a power to contend with and that […]

30.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Sports & Recreation ·
Milan fashion week top ten trends

Milan fashion week top ten trends

(Milan-AFP) – Top ten trends from the Spring/Summer 2016 womenswear collections at Milan fashion week, which wraps up on Monday: – Gucci’s geek chic rules – Alessandro Michele led the way with a second acclaimed collection for Gucci. Michele’s woman – feisty, kooky and independent — dresses to please herself. The influence of Michele’s vision […]

29.09.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Lifestyle, Photos ·
RugbyU: Rugby chiefs back new Japan plan for 2019 World Cup

RugbyU: Rugby chiefs back new Japan plan for 2019 World Cup

(AFP) – Japan’s new schedule for the 2019 Rugby World Cup — after it scrapped a planned new national stadium — received the green light from the sport’s governing body World Rugby on Monday. Yokohama Stadium, which hosted the 2002 football World Cup final, will now get the 2019 rugby finale. Tournament plans were thrown […]

29.09.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Lonely Planet releases new children’s travel guide of the world

Lonely Planet releases new children’s travel guide of the world

(Relaxnews) – Lonely Planet is set to release a new collection of travel books created to inspire curiosity and wanderlust in children while they’re still young. In “The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World,” each country is given a page spread that teaches kids about its unique culture, language, food and […]

29.09.2015 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment ·
Samsung to cut its video service

Samsung to cut its video service

(Relaxnews) – The Milk Video app will be fading to black in November, just one year after going live. The video streaming service, which went live on November 19, 2014, offers a mix of music videos, film clips and specially created and curated content. It had even managed to attract the likes of Vice Media […]

Dried plums could reduce the risk of colon cancer

Dried plums could reduce the risk of colon cancer

(Relaxnews) – A diet rich in dried plums could reduce the risk of colon cancer according to a recent American study presented in Boston during the 2015 Experimental Biology conference. The fruit promotes the retention of beneficial bacteria for the colon. Researchers from the Texas A&M University and the University of North Carolina based their study […]

29.09.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Fourth Annual Verizon Innovative App Challenge seeks problem solving ideas from students nationwide

Fourth Annual Verizon Innovative App Challenge seeks problem solving ideas from students nationwide

Bill Nye, the Science Guy, helps Verizon uncover the next world-changing app idea; Tablets, $20,000 and more for winning teams BASKING RIDGE, NEW JERSEY – The Verizon Innovative App Challenge – the no-coding-skills-needed contest that gives middle and high school students a chance to bring their problem-solving app ideas to life – is back! In […]

29.09.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Contests, Science & Technology ·
VA announces $4-M in funding to help the homeless

VA announces $4-M in funding to help the homeless

WASHINGTON – The Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald has announced the award of $4 million in renewal funding offered through the Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program to 21 community agencies that currently provide enhanced services for homeless Veterans with special needs. “These important grant renewals will allow community agencies to continue to […]

29.09.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
Claudine explains why marriage to Raymart failed

Claudine explains why marriage to Raymart failed

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Claudine Barretto has an explanation why her marriage with Raymart Santiago didn’t work out. For the comebacking movie actress, perhaps it just wasn’t the right time. “Rebound kasi,” she admitted. “Huwag na nating pag-usapan kasi masakit.” Barretto said she was still “heartbroken” when she first met Santiago. “I was so sad. I […]

29.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Palace respects new deadline for Bangsamaro law

Palace respects new deadline for Bangsamaro law

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Palace respects the reported readjustment of Congress of the deadline to pass the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) to December. Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma said there is still time for the President to appoint members of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority even if the law would not be passed in time for […]

29.09.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Help us BOX A SMILE for 3,000 kids this Christmas

Help us BOX A SMILE for 3,000 kids this Christmas

The LBC Foundation, in cooperation with Project Pearls, aims to move love this Christmas through its project BOX A SMILE. The LBC Foundation is the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of LBC Express. Together with Project PEARLS, a non-profit organization, whose vision of seeking to protect and provide the basic human rights of the poorest of the poor […]

29.09.2015 · Filled under: Offers, Promotions, Services ·
Get Free Tickets to see Jericho Rosales and Maja Salvador at the Pechanga Theater

Get Free Tickets to see Jericho Rosales and Maja Salvador at the Pechanga Theater

If you are interested in seeing Jericho Rosales & Maja Salvador live at Pechanga Resort & Casino, then perhaps this is your lucky day. Pechanga Resort & Casino announced a raffle contest, which will give away two pairs of tickets to see Jericho Rosales & Maja Salvador at the Pechanga Theater on October 31, 2015 […]

28.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings ·