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 ·
The new red lip, micro bangs and plastic hair ties: the top beauty looks from London Fashion Week

The new red lip, micro bangs and plastic hair ties: the top beauty looks from London Fashion Week

(Relaxnews) – London Fashion Week had a lot to teach us about beauty for Spring/Summer 2016. Change is in the air, and fashion appears to be finally moving away from the grungy cat eye and focusing on pastures new. The first thing to note is that, when it comes to next season’s lip, red is […]

26.09.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
$100 billion could ensure radiotherapy for all: study

$100 billion could ensure radiotherapy for all: study

(Paris, France-AFP) – An investment of $97-184 billion (87-165 billion euros) could make life-saving radiotherapy accessible to most people who need it by 2035 and save millions of lives, research showed Saturday. Achieving full access to radiotherapy in low- and middle-income countries would save an estimated 27 million “life years” — extra years that cancer […]

26.09.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Poe thanks Aquino for siding with her

Poe thanks Aquino for siding with her

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Senator Grace Poe on Wednesday thanked President Benigno Aquino III for saying that she should be given a chance to run in the 2016 polls. “I am very touched that the President is sympathizing with my position,” Poe said in a press statement. She said there is a reason why the President […]

25.09.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
State firefighters lose their own homes as they fight fires in other communities

State firefighters lose their own homes as they fight fires in other communities

They voice no regret at putting service to others at the expense of their own property Sacramento  – CAL FIRE Local 2881, representing the 6,500 firefighters of CAL FIRE, is making emergency donations to the families of eight firefighters who have lost their homes in the past several days. “We are giving our firefighters some […]

25.09.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Local News ·
Avon launches global breast cancer awareness campaign

Avon launches global breast cancer awareness campaign

(Relaxnews) – Avon Products Inc.’s philanthropic branch, Avon Foundation for Women, has launched a global campaign called #BeABreastFriend to raise awareness for breast cancer, reports Women’s Wear Daily. The initiative is intended to get women to remind their friends to do regular breast exams and go to the doctor for check-ups. A YouTube video will be […]

25.09.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness ·
AARP Survey: 76% of people 50-plus pleased with Pope

AARP Survey: 76% of people 50-plus pleased with Pope

66% say Pope should consider letting women become priests WASHINGTON, D.C,– AARP released online survey results of people 50-plus and their opinions on some of the most topical issues of the day. With Pope Francis preparing for a six-day visit to the U.S. with stops in Washington, New York and Philadelphia, AARP asked Americans 50-plus […]

25.09.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Obama picks Fil-Am for top Navy post

Obama picks Fil-Am for top Navy post

LOS ANGELES – US President Barack Obama has nominated the granddaughter of a Filipino veteran of World War II for promotion to vice admiral in the US Navy and for the position of Defense Health Agency (DHA) director, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced this week. If her nomination is approved, Rear Adm. Raquel C. Bono will […]

25.09.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Claire Danes gets star on Hollywood ‘Walk of Fame’

Claire Danes gets star on Hollywood ‘Walk of Fame’

(Los Angeles-AFP) – Actress Claire Danes, star of the TV series “Homeland,” received a star on Hollywood’s “Walk of Fame” Thursday. “This is huge and wonderful,” Danes, who plays CIA officer Carrie Mathison on the show, said during a brief ceremony. “This is really cool,” she said. Danes, 36, rose to fame in the 1990s […]

25.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Four main differences between the iPhone 6 and the 6S

Four main differences between the iPhone 6 and the 6S

(Relaxnews) – At first glance, there isn’t much to tell the iPhone 6 apart from the 6S. And yet, Apple’s latest smartphone does offer a few significant improvements, especially on the photo and video side. 3D Touch technology Just like its predecessor, the iPhone 6S has a 4.7 inch Retina HD display (1334×750 pixels), now […]

25.09.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Paris Modes TV’s Natalia Grgona: ‘A romantic spirit defined London Fashion Week’

Paris Modes TV’s Natalia Grgona: ‘A romantic spirit defined London Fashion Week’

(Relaxnews) – With London Fashion Week having come to an end, Natalia Grgona, journalist for Paris Modes TV, shared her impressions on the shows, new trends and top models to follow. What are the top trends as seen at London Fashion Week? Each designer is so different and likes to create his own style vocabulary […]

25.09.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Lifestyle, Photos ·
Darren moves on from ‘rivalry’ with Lyca

Darren moves on from ‘rivalry’ with Lyca

Now that “The Voice Kids” has already crowned a new winner, young singer Darren Espanto hopes to move on from his loss to Lyca Gairanod, who won the first season of the ABS-CBN reality talent search. For more than a year since the competition, Gairanod and Espanto have been pitted against each other. The situation […]

25.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Fruits and vegetables for weight management: which ones are best?

Fruits and vegetables for weight management: which ones are best?

(Relaxnews) – Eating more fruits and non-starchy vegetables such as artichoke, avocado, asparagus and cucumber leads to weight loss, according to a massive new study analyzing the effect of each one. “The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that adults and children should eat a variety of fruits and vegetables to help them achieve and […]

24.09.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
MaxMara rides the Ocean waves, Blugirl heads for the beach

MaxMara rides the Ocean waves, Blugirl heads for the beach

(Milan-AFP) – Milan Fashion Week headed for the sea on Thursday as Max Mara unveiled a Spring Summer 2016 womenswear collection that was doused in ocean spray. Blugirl’s legions of young supporters meanwhile were pointed in the direction of the beach in microshorts given a half-buttock bikini cut. They were paired with woven sandals in […]

24.09.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
Sia shares new single ‘Alive’

Sia shares new single ‘Alive’

(Relaxnews) – Australian singer Sia has revealed her newest track, “Alive,” whih will have a spot on her upcoming album. The LP, “This is Acting,” will comprise songs Sia originally wrote for other artists, and “Alive” was written with British singer Adele in mind. “Alive” is out now via iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon and […]

24.09.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
LA County Supervisors approve $15 minimum wage by 2020

LA County Supervisors approve $15 minimum wage by 2020

Los Angeles, CA – With a final vote of 3-2, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020 tied to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for thousands of workers in unincorporated L.A. County. Members of the Raise the Wage coalition, which led the effort in […]

24.09.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Isabelle sees older friends settling down ahead of her

Isabelle sees older friends settling down ahead of her

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — ISABELLE Daza is so thrilled doing her first lead role in the Regal horror offering, “Resureksyon”, where she plays a domestic helper who works in Myanmar and comes home dead but gets resurrected as a vampire. “I got excited when I read the script kasi I felt connected to my role,” she […]

24.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
Aquino on LP members who won’t back Mar’s candidacy: You can’t please everybody

Aquino on LP members who won’t back Mar’s candidacy: You can’t please everybody

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – While the individual support of Liberal Party members is crucial to the presidential candidacy of former Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II, President Benigno Aquino III admitted that the administration party “cannot please everybody.” Aquino said this amid rumors that some LP members are secretly supporting Senator Grace Poe’s 2016 presidential bid. […]

24.09.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Fall treat: Join the Arbor Day Foundation in October and receive five free crapemyrtle trees

Fall treat: Join the Arbor Day Foundation in October and receive five free crapemyrtle trees

The Arbor Day Foundation will brighten up your fall by offering five free crapemyrtle trees or other trees selected for your area when you join the Foundation in October. The free trees are part of the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation’s Trees for America campaign, a program dedicated to environmental stewardship through tree planting. “Crapemyrtles are […]

24.09.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Holidays, Local News ·
UE doctors of SoCal to hold inaugural ball event Oct. 17

UE doctors of SoCal to hold inaugural ball event Oct. 17

There are many associations in Southern California that have worthy causes. One such organization is the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center – Medical Alumni Association of Southern California (UERMMMC- MAASC), a 501(c) (3) non – profit corporation . Members, Officers, and Directors of this association are Medical Doctors who are alumni of […]

24.09.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
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 p.m. but closing hours vary each night […]

24.09.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Film ·
Escudero won’t go solo, says Poe will win case

Escudero won’t go solo, says Poe will win case

MANILA (Mabuhay) — For Senator Francis Escudero, going solo in the 2016 elections in case his partner gets disqualified is out of the question. Senator Grace Poe, his presidential running mate, faces a disqualification case at the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) that could determine her eligibility to become an official candidate in the 2016 elections. […]

22.09.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Ex-LTO chief Torres ready to face any probe, denies name-dropping PNoy

Ex-LTO chief Torres ready to face any probe, denies name-dropping PNoy

MANILA, Sept 22 (Mabuhay) –Former Land Transportation Office chief Virginia Torres on Tuesday denied name-dropping President Benigno Aquino III while trying to negotiate the release of a large sugar shipment at the Bureau of Customs (BOC) last month. “Hindi po. Meron tayong witness diyan. There was never an instance na nag-name drop ako ng presidente,” […]

22.09.2015 · Filled under: News ·
WW II veteran urges Fil-Am youth to continue work for justice

WW II veteran urges Fil-Am youth to continue work for justice

By Abner Galino FILIPINO American veteran leader Franco Arcebal recently urged the Filipino-American youth to continue seeking justice for his fellow World War II veterans who were denied rights by the government of the United States of America shortly after the war ended.  “You wouldn’t know (the injustice committed against the veterans) if no one […]

22.09.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Gwen Stefani teaming up with Urban Decay

Gwen Stefani teaming up with Urban Decay

(Relaxnews) – Cosmetics brand Urban Decay has announced it will release its first-ever celebrity designer collaboration, with a new collection signed by singer Gwen Stefani due out in November. Stefani reportedly worked closely with the brand on the limited-edition collection, offering insights on everything from shades to packaging. “Everyone in my life knows I absolutely […]

22.09.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
Progressive solons seek SC protection from police, military

Progressive solons seek SC protection from police, military

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Former and incumbent lawmakers under the Makabayan bloc on Friday asked the Supreme Court to issue writs of amparo and habeas data against alleged military and police harassment. In a 37-page plea, the petitioners said the civil society organizations to which they belong have been tagged by the government forces as “communist […]

22.09.2015 · Filled under: News ·
Pols leaving LP won’t affect Mar’s chances in 2016: Palace

Pols leaving LP won’t affect Mar’s chances in 2016: Palace

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The decision of several Liberal Party (LP) members to leave the ruling political party will not affect the chances of administration candidate, former Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II, in next year’s presidential elections, Malacañang said Friday. At least 200 local officials from different political parties, mostly from the LP, took their […]

22.09.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
No prenup for Luis Manzano, Angel Locsin

No prenup for Luis Manzano, Angel Locsin

MANILA  (Mabuhay) -– Luis Manzano said he will not be asking for a prenuptial agreement from Angel Locsin should they finally decide to settle down and tie the knot. Manzano explained why he feels a prenuptial agreement will not be necessary in their case. “May tiwala naman ako kay Angel. Second, definitely mas maraming pera […]

22.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Two new Nexus smartphones under Android Marshmallow coming September 29

Two new Nexus smartphones under Android Marshmallow coming September 29

(Relaxnews) – The new Nexus smartphones, made by LG and Huawei could be called the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P. The devices are set to be unveiled by Google in San Francisco on September 29, along with the final version of Android Marshmallow (6.0). Two smartphones of 5.2-inches and 5.7-inches The Nexus 5X and […]

22.09.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
‘The Peanuts Movie’ trailer presents an ‘underdog and his dog’

‘The Peanuts Movie’ trailer presents an ‘underdog and his dog’

(Relaxnews) – A new trailer for the upcoming “Peanuts Movie” gives a glimpse of the adventures in store for underdog Charlie Brown, his dog Snoopy and company. Due out November 6 in the US and rolling out worldwide through November, December and early 2016, “The Peanuts Movie” marks the big-screen debut of the “Peanuts” characters, […]

22.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Hyundai is already gearing up for SEMA

Hyundai is already gearing up for SEMA

(Relaxnews) – While car-loving consumers are still crowding the isles and stands of the Frankfurt motor show where Hyundai’s Vision Gran Turismo concept car is proving to be one of the highlights, the South Korean manufacturer is already teasing what it’s got planned for the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show this November. For this […]

22.09.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Break out the fruits and veggies to help avoid depression: study

Break out the fruits and veggies to help avoid depression: study

(Relaxnews) – Eating a diet of fruit, vegetables, legumes and nuts that’s low in processed meats could ward off depression, according to a large new study that suggests what we eat is more closely related to our state of mind than previously thought. “We wanted to understand what role nutrition plays in mental health, as […]

22.09.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Jose Mari Chan: Recollections and recognitions

Jose Mari Chan: Recollections and recognitions

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Jose Mari Chan started his entertainment career as host and singer of the TV show “9 Teeners” in 1966. He became popular when his singles “Afterglow” (1967) and “Deep In My Heart” (1969) hit the airwaves and became fan favorites. Even when he moved to the US in 1975, his songs were […]

22.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Binay camp: ‘Heavy advertising’ lifted Mar’s presidential rating

Binay camp: ‘Heavy advertising’ lifted Mar’s presidential rating

MANILA, Sept 21 (Mabuhay) — The camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay on Monday said “heavy advertising” contributed to the big leap of former Interior secretary Mar Roxas in the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) presidential preference survey. Lawyer Rico Quicho, Binay’s spokesperson for political affairs, added that “questionable use of government resources especially on […]

21.09.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
5 ways to stay calm this fall

5 ways to stay calm this fall

(Relaxnews) – You’re back from vacation and the holiday season is fast approaching. We’re giving you the scoop on how to stay calm between busy work schedules, running errands and looking after children. 1.     Smile anyway Believe it or not, flashing a smile could keep you calm and cool, even if nobody’s around to see […]

Viola Davis makes Emmy history

Viola Davis makes Emmy history

(Los Angeles, Sept 21, 2015 (AFP)-AFP) – Viola Davis made Emmy history on Sunday when she won the award for best actress in a drama series, becoming the first black woman to take the honor in the prestigious category. Davis, who triumphed for her starring role as law school professor Annalise Keating in ABC’s “How […]

21.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Jon Hamm, ‘Game of Thrones’ finally win Emmys glory

Jon Hamm, ‘Game of Thrones’ finally win Emmys glory

(Los Angeles, Sept 21, 2015 (AFP)-AFP) – HBO’s fantasy epic “Game of Thrones” won for best drama series and Jon Hamm finally took home a trophy for “Mad Men” on Sunday at the Emmy Awards — a night of firsts that saw a black actress make history. Viola Davis gave an emotional speech as she […]

21.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
2015 Emmy winners in key categories

2015 Emmy winners in key categories

(Los Angeles-AFP) – Here is a list of the winners in key categories for the 2015 Primetime Emmy awards, which were handed out in Los Angeles on Sunday: OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES “Game of Thrones” OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES “Veep” LEAD ACTOR, DRAMA Jon Hamm, “Mad Men” LEAD ACTRESS, DRAMA Viola Davis, “How to Get Away with […]

21.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Pop-up popes, Lego basilica welcome Francis to US

Pop-up popes, Lego basilica welcome Francis to US

(Washington-AFP) – Pope selfies, a basilica made of Lego, even pope-themed toast: Pope Francis has been popping up all over the northeastern United States ahead of his visit next week. Some fun facts as the country prepares to welcome the pope in Washington on September 22 before he heads on to New York and Philadelphia: […]

21.09.2015 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Five fall foods to bolster your health

Five fall foods to bolster your health

(Relaxnews) – If the fall season gives you tender thoughts of pumpkin-flavored lattes, you’re in luck because there’s a full harvest of health-giving natural foods to discover. We’re giving you the scoop on how to enjoy the best of what autumn has to offer. Apples It may seem obvious, but this fall favorite is rich […]

21.09.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Palace welcomes passage of Japan’s new security laws

Palace welcomes passage of Japan’s new security laws

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Malacanang welcomed the passage of Japan’s National Diet of legislations that would allow Japanese soldiers to fight overseas in defense of their allies. “We welcome the passage of legislation on national security by Japan’s National Diet,” Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said in a radio interview on Saturday. “As Japan is our strategic […]

21.09.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Kim on playing mistress role: Hindi na dapat pabebe

Kim on playing mistress role: Hindi na dapat pabebe

Although she has already been in showbiz for nine years, Kim Chiu believes her upcoming movie “Etiquette for Mistresses” has helped her mature as an actress. “Parang it’s time for me to mature. Hindi na ako dapat ‘yung pabebe na patawa or pa-jologs,” she said at the press conference for the movie. “Kailangan ko rin […]

21.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Marc Jacobs crown NY fashion with cinematic display

Marc Jacobs crown NY fashion with cinematic display

(New York-AFP) – Showman Marc Jacobs brought New York’s spring/summer fashion week to a sumptuous close with a stunning catwalk display of Americana and 1940s glamour down the red carpet and through a fabled movie theater. The indoor-outdoor show allowed the public and fans to jostle with photographers for a glimpse of the decadent-looking models […]

19.09.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
Emmys celebrate TV’s best, but are viewers overloaded?

Emmys celebrate TV’s best, but are viewers overloaded?

(Los Angeles, United States-AFP) – The Emmy Awards on Sunday will celebrate the best of the hundreds of television shows flooding US airwaves, in what many critics have called the small screen’s “golden age.” But have audiences reached saturation point? Is there, in fact, too much good TV? “We’re in this insane expansion — it’s […]

19.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
This year’s flu vaccine better than last year: US

This year’s flu vaccine better than last year: US

(Washington, United States-AFP) – US health officials vowed Thursday that this year’s vaccine against influenza is better than last year’s, which packed little punch against the most common strain of the virus. Everyone over the age of six months is urged to get the annual flu vaccine in order to prevent serious illness and death, […]

19.09.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Chefs David Chang and Danny Bowien collaborate on new dishes

Chefs David Chang and Danny Bowien collaborate on new dishes

(Relaxnews) – Two of New York’s most popular maestros of Asian-American eats, David Chang and Danny Bowien, have teamed up to create culinary mash-ups of their signature dishes. If the pair were to have a culinary love child, they surmised, it would have Chang’s Fuku chicken fingers, and Bowien’s spicy chili sauce. Which is how […]

PNoy to keep pushing for Bangsamoro law as raps readied vs MILF men

PNoy to keep pushing for Bangsamoro law as raps readied vs MILF men

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III has not changed his mind over the need to pass the Bangsamoro Basic Law even as authorities are set to file charges against 26 members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, Malacañang said Friday. The BBL, which seeks to establish a new Bangsamoro political entity, is based on […]

19.09.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Leni’s track record in Congress makes her qualified to be VP: Palace

Leni’s track record in Congress makes her qualified to be VP: Palace

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The track record of Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo even as a neophyte congresswoman makes her qualified to be the vice-presidential candidate of the administration’s Liberal Party (LP), Malacañang said Friday. “She has a very good head on her shoulders. She is also a lawyer at wala hong bahid ang record,” Deputy […]

19.09.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Dawn Zulueta not afraid of aging

Dawn Zulueta not afraid of aging

MANILA  (Mabuhay) -– Dawn Zulueta, who is considered among the most beautiful women in showbiz, is not afraid of growing old. “I’m not afraid of aging physically, how I look. I’m afraid of aging in terms of not being able to do the things that I enjoy. I don’t want to be in wheelchair. I […]

19.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
The Los Angeles Football Club, LA’s newest professional sports team

The Los Angeles Football Club, LA’s newest professional sports team

LOS ANGELES, CA – Los Angeles’ newest Major League Soccer team officially announced its name as the Los Angeles Football Club, which will make its debut in the 2018 MLS season. The Club determined the official name after months of engagement with supporters, partners, stakeholders and founding season ticket members. “The name that we chose is […]

19.09.2015 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
All roads lead to The Annual Asian Small Business Expo this Saturday in Alhambra

All roads lead to The Annual Asian Small Business Expo this Saturday in Alhambra

The Search to Involve Pilipino Americans join other Asian groups for The Annual Asian Small Business Expo that is take place this Saturday, September 19 at the Almansor Court Conference Center in Alhambra. Asian Pacific Islander Small Business Program Formed in 1999, Asian Pacific Islander Small Business Program (API SBP) is a collaborative five community organization: the Chinatown Service Center, […]

18.09.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Legislature sends Bonta’s Victim Compensation Bill to Brown

Legislature sends Bonta’s Victim Compensation Bill to Brown

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) announced today that his bill to modernize the California Victim Compensation Program passed both houses of the Legislature with strong bipartisan support and will now be considered by the Governor. The California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board (board) administers the California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP) to compensate […]

18.09.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Carson celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with music and festivity

Carson celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with music and festivity

Influenced by tropical sounds and warm California vibes, the Quitapenas takes centerstage as the City of Carson presents the 2nd Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration. The festivities will take place on Saturday, September 19th from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. at Carson Park located at 21411 S. Orrick Avenue in Carson.  The event is open to the public and admission […]

18.09.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
McDonald’s to fully transition to cage-free eggs for all restaurants in the U.S. and Canada

McDonald’s to fully transition to cage-free eggs for all restaurants in the U.S. and Canada

McDonald’s USA and Canada to source 100 percent cage-free eggs within 10 years (OAK BROOK, Ill.) – To meet consumers’ changing expectations and preferences, McDonald’s announced that it will fully transition to cage-free eggs for its nearly 16,000 restaurants in the U.S. and Canada over the next 10 years. “Our customers are increasingly interested in knowing more […]

18.09.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
‘ASAP 20 Live in London’ draws 10,000 to The SSE Wembley Arena, inspires huge Filipino community in Europe

‘ASAP 20 Live in London’ draws 10,000 to The SSE Wembley Arena, inspires huge Filipino community in Europe

ABS-CBN, TFC hold Europe’s biggest Filipino event with world-class Filipino and international British acts LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM   – British music journalist Kate Mossman in her acclaimed BBC rockumentary, “Stadium Rock at 50” mentioned that “big concerts should be emotional, almost spiritual events which lift you beyond normal life for a few hours.” But for the 10,000 […]

17.09.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Back-to-school hair straight off the catwalk

Back-to-school hair straight off the catwalk

(Relaxnews) – Fall has its rewards — cashmere sweaters, snug outer wear and the chance to test out new hairstyles being just some of them. Get back-to-school hair down pat with these catwalk looks. Loose waves The overwhelming trend on the Autumn/Winter 2015 catwalks was for long, loosely styled waves for a natural and easy […]

17.09.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos ·
The automotive upstarts starting up at Frankfurt

The automotive upstarts starting up at Frankfurt

(Relaxnews) – As well as established brands showcasing their latest wares, this year’s motor show is proving to be the ideal platform for the launch of new and reborn marques with huge ambitions, especially in the premium and electric vehicle markets. Thunder Power Even before the technical specifications were revealed, there was a lot of […]

17.09.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Photos ·
Viral video shows why it takes 6 months to build sandwich from scratch

Viral video shows why it takes 6 months to build sandwich from scratch

(Relaxnews) – It took Andy George six months and $1,500 to make a single chicken sandwich. Because he made it from scratch. And when George, US-based host of the YouTube series “How to Make Everything” uses the term “scratch,” he’s not just talking about baking bread from flour purchased off the grocery store shelf, and […]

Why Nikki Gil is taking a break from ‘ASAP’

Why Nikki Gil is taking a break from ‘ASAP’

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Don’t expect to see Nikki Gil appearing on “ASAP” anytime soon. The 28-year-old Gil said that she will be taking a break from the weekend variety show to prepare for her upcoming wedding on November with businessman BJ Albert. “There’s just really other things that need my attention,” the Filipina singer admitted. […]

16.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Glendale to start issuing citations for water waste

Glendale to start issuing citations for water waste

GLENDALE, California – Glendale Water & Power will start issuing citations for repeat water wasters. In an effort to continue to meet its 20% water conservation goal set by the State, Glendale Water & Power is informing customers that if repeated violations of the Mandatory Water Conservation Ordinance are not corrected, then citations ranging from […]

16.09.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Local News ·
Olympics: Budapest, Hamburg, Los Angeles, Paris, Rome bid for 2024 Games

Olympics: Budapest, Hamburg, Los Angeles, Paris, Rome bid for 2024 Games

(Lausanne-AFP) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday named Budapest, Hamburg in Germany, Los Angeles, Paris and Rome as the final candidates for the 2024 Olympics. The winning bid will be announced after a vote by the IOC session in the Peruvian capital Lima in September 2017. IOC president Thomas Bach said there were […]

16.09.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Indian star Chauhan joins NY anti-poverty concert

Indian star Chauhan joins NY anti-poverty concert

(New York-AFP) – Sunidhi Chauhan, a leading singer in Indian cinema, was announced Wednesday as a new performer for next week’s major anti-poverty concert in New York. The Global Citizen Festival, which hopes to spur activism to fight extreme poverty, has already announced Western superstars Beyonce, Pearl Jam, Coldplay and Ed Sheeran as headlining acts. […]

16.09.2015 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
‘Bridge of Spies’ receives second trailer

‘Bridge of Spies’ receives second trailer

(Relaxnews) – Steven Spielberg’s “Bridge of Spies” is headed for an October release, retelling the story of a US-Russian prisoner exchange in the midst of the Cold War. Tom Hanks stars as US lawyer James Donovan, with Mark Rylance his new charge, captured Russian spy Rudolf Abel. Having been asked to help negotiate the exchange […]

16.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Vintage cartoons and Caribbean vibes: day 5 of New York Fashion Week

Vintage cartoons and Caribbean vibes: day 5 of New York Fashion Week

(Relaxnews) – New York Fashion Week continued to surprise and delight on Monday, as the event headed into its fifth day. From cartoon references to Rasta vibes, the city’s catwalks offered up both a fun and sophisticated vision for Spring / Summer 2016. American designer Jeremy Scott put on a frisky show of cartoonish, 1960s-tinged […]

16.09.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Mar Roxas must go beyond ‘Daang Matuwid’ motto for 2016 —Osmeña

Mar Roxas must go beyond ‘Daang Matuwid’ motto for 2016 —Osmeña

MANILA, Sept 16 (Mabuhay) — Saying the “Daang Matuwid” motto may already be worn-out, Senator Sergio Osmeña III advised former Interior Secretary and 2016 Liberal Party standard-bearer Mar Roxas to go beyond the motherhood statement of the present administration. In an interview, Osmeña – who was one of the campaign managers for President Benigno Aquino […]

16.09.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Gelli won’t pose for men’s mag

Gelli won’t pose for men’s mag

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Gelli de Belen-Rivera used to make temperature rise displaying her delectable figure in such films as “Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin (Camiguin).” Two decades and two sons later, Gelli looks as hot that many deem her perfect as cover girl for a men’s magazine. Flattered as she is, Gelli would rather not entertain […]

16.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
UCLA Pilipino Alumni Endowment surpasses $100,000

UCLA Pilipino Alumni Endowment surpasses $100,000

The UCLA Scholarship Office has confirmed that the UCLA Pilipino Alumni Endowment, which supports the UCLA Pilipino Alumni / Lovell Sevilla Scholarship Program, surpassed the $100,000 mark, a representative from the scholarship office said. In response, UCLA Pilipino Alumni Scholarship Director Bobby T. Rimas said “This is a strong indication of our commitment to supporting opportunities for deserving students to receive […]

16.09.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
$1,000,000 to make Los Angeles the best place to learn, create, play, connect, and live

$1,000,000 to make Los Angeles the best place to learn, create, play, connect, and live

LA2050 launches its third My LA2050 Grants Challenge to turn dreams of a better Los Angeles into reality LOS ANGELES – Today, LA2050 will launch its third My LA2050 Grants Challenge, a $1,000,000 crowdsourced competition that supports creative ideas to improve Los Angeles. LA2050 is inviting organizations throughout Los Angeles County to submit their proposals to make the region […]

15.09.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
High Fees hold back  green card holders

High Fees hold back green card holders

800,000 immigrants primed for citizenship in LA County By Abner Galino In Los Angeles County, close to 800,000 lawful permanent residents (LPRs) or green card holders are eligible to become American citizens but just about half of them would take the time to make that happen. This was revealed during an ethnic media roundtable held […]

15.09.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Jennifer Lawrence linked with ‘Red Sparrow’ thriller

Jennifer Lawrence linked with ‘Red Sparrow’ thriller

(Relaxnews) – Joining the spy novel adaptation means Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence would reteam with “The Hunger Games” director. “Red Sparrow” is based on the 2013 Jason Matthews novel about a young Russian agent who is sent to undermine the efforts of her CIA equivalent. She then ends up being recruited by the US intelligence […]

15.09.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Toni gives message of support for Mariel

Toni gives message of support for Mariel

Television host and actress Toni Gonzaga has expressed her support for former “Pinoy Big Brother” (PBB) mainstay Mariel Rodriguez, who suffered a second miscarriage last August 12. The 31-year-old Gonzaga said that she has talked about it with the reality television show director Lauren Dyogi. “We’re really praying for her because she’s going through a […]

14.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Palace unaware of DTI chief Domingo’s resignation plan – Valte

Palace unaware of DTI chief Domingo’s resignation plan – Valte

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A Palace official on Saturday said that Malacañang has not received any information that Trade and Industry Secretary Gregory Domingo will be quitting his post next month – as reported earlier. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte, in an interview on state-run dzRB, also said that she is not aware of the supposed […]

14.09.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
New Steve Jobs film wins over “The Woz”

New Steve Jobs film wins over “The Woz”

(San Francisco-AFP) – Nearly four years after the death of Steve Jobs, the legacy of the iconic Apple co-founder continues to be debated in books and on film. Jobs so touched the world that many around the globe were struck with grief when he died in his Silicon Valley home on October 5, 2011. A […]

Contouring, anti-bacterial brushes and nail products for men: the hottest new beauty innovations on show in New York

Contouring, anti-bacterial brushes and nail products for men: the hottest new beauty innovations on show in New York

(Relaxnews) – New York is buzzing with beauty right now. In addition to Fashion Week, the trendsetting cosmetics salon MakeUp In New York hit the city earlier this week, armed with the latest innovations in the cosmetics industry. At the cutting edge of scientific and technical progress, the salon’s “Innovation Tree” concept exposes the groundbreaking new products […]

14.09.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Lifestyle ·
Victoria Beckham would love to dress Hillary Clinton

Victoria Beckham would love to dress Hillary Clinton

(New York-AFP) – Victoria Beckham sent a high-energy collection of print and color inspired by urban surf down the New York runway Sunday and said she would love to dress Hillary Clinton. The mother of four, wife of retired football legend David Beckham and former Spice Girl, has cemented her place in the fashion industry […]

14.09.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars, Lifestyle ·
Bishop Wilkerson: High Mass presider at 41st LA Peñafrancia fiesta

Bishop Wilkerson: High Mass presider at 41st LA Peñafrancia fiesta

By Mits San Jose UBLA PRO LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA — Most Reverend Gerald Eugene Wilkerson, D.D., V.G., Bishop of the San Fernando Valley Pastoral Region until his retirement two months ago at age 75, will preside over a concelebrated High Mass to highlight the Kaaldawan (Feast Day) of the 41st Annual Peñafrancia  Fiesta in this […]

14.09.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Michelle Phan’s Ipsy attracts major interest

Michelle Phan’s Ipsy attracts major interest

(Relaxnews) – YouTube star Michelle Phan launched online beauty shop Ipsy in 2011; now it’s benefiting from serious  attention. Phan made her name creating makeup and beauty tutorials, and has already partnered with L’Oreal and Lancôme among others. But before those major deals she had already set up her own online subscription service, Ipsy. A […]

14.09.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
Bonta commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Delano Grape Strike

Bonta commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Delano Grape Strike

(Sacramento, CA) – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) commemorated the 50th Anniversary of the Delano Grape Strike of 1965 this week on the floor of the Assembly, describing the critical collaboration between Filipino and Latino farm workers and leaders during the genesis of the California farm labor movement. “Fifty years ago, on the evening of September 7th, the Agricultural […]

14.09.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Palace: No report yet of Filipinos hurt in Mecca crane accident

Palace: No report yet of Filipinos hurt in Mecca crane accident

MANILA, Sept 12 (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Saturday said that the Philippine consulate office in Jeddah has yet to receive reports of Filipinos injured in the crane accident in the city of Mecca, where more than 100 people were killed and 238 others injured. “Wala naman pong report so far pa ng mga Pilipinong nadamay […]

12.09.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
HPG: Rush-hour travel on EDSA cut by 15-25 minutes

HPG: Rush-hour travel on EDSA cut by 15-25 minutes

MANILA, Sept 12 (Mabuhay) – The Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) is claiming that five days after it took over traffic management on EDSA, travel time during rush hours on Metro Manila’s main artery has been cut by 15 to 25 minutes. “Ang report ng HPG, ay isang linggong nakalapag sia dyan sa EDSA […]

12.09.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
IMF: Outlook for PHL economy remains favorable

IMF: Outlook for PHL economy remains favorable

WASHINGTON, D.C. – “The outlook for the Philippine economy remains favorable despite uneven and generally weaker global growth prospects,” the International Monetary Fund (IMF) stated in a press release after the conclusion of the 2015 Article IV Consultation between the Philippines and the IMF on 26 August. The IMF’s Title IV Staff Report noted the Philippines’ […]

12.09.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
New York kicks off 2016 fashion merry-go-round

New York kicks off 2016 fashion merry-go-round

(New York, AFP) – The twice-yearly style orgy that is New York Fashion Week kicks off Thursday when the booted and suited may have to sidestep thunderstorms to catch sight of collections for spring-summer 2016. Hollywood stars, buyers and fashion editors from across the planet descend on Gotham to admire the most coveted talent in […]

12.09.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars, Lifestyle ·
Watch the Aston Martin DB10 perform

Watch the Aston Martin DB10 perform

(Relaxnews) – Aston Martin has released a video of the bespoke, one-off supercar created for the latest James Bond film, being put through its paces by stunt driver Mark Higgins. The latest Aston, the seventh car from the company to appear on screen alongside the world’s most famous fictional British spy since the film series […]

12.09.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Motoring, Online, Videos ·
NFL to crunch Big Data in new tech deal

NFL to crunch Big Data in new tech deal

(Washington-AFP) – It won’t just be bodies crunching on the NFL gridiron this season: teams and coaches will be getting data from every player with new technology unveiled on Friday. Zebra Technologies, an Illinois firm known for barcode readers and inventory tracking, announced an agreement to install location-tracking sensors in the shoulder pads of NFL […]

12.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Science & Technology, Sports & Recreation ·
Kim and Julia in Givenchy thrall on 9/11 anniversary

Kim and Julia in Givenchy thrall on 9/11 anniversary

(New York-AFP) – Julia Roberts and Kim Kardashian sat front row at Givenchy’s spectacular New York fashion week debut, a meditation on love to the backdrop of Freedom Tower on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The French giant’s decision to fly across the Atlantic for the first time to unveil a ready-to-wear collection made […]

12.09.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Apple presses deeper with new iPhones and more

Apple presses deeper with new iPhones and more

(San Francisco-AFP) – The new iPhones came as expected. But Apple also moved into the living room with an upgraded streaming TV box and introduced its iPad Pro aimed at reviving the tablet market. At Wednesday’s media event in San Francisco, Apple unveiled two updated iPhones, aiming to build on the success of its large-screen […]

09.09.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
NY becomes first US city to add salt warnings to menus

NY becomes first US city to add salt warnings to menus

(New York-AFP) – Eating too much salt can cause high blood pressure, heart disease and strokes. And now New Yorkers will get that warning loud and clear when they browse a restaurant menu. New York on Wednesday became the first city in the United States to demand that chain restaurants put salt warnings on their […]

09.09.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Asia Society presents Filipino Design Now: Filipino heritage through the eyes of celebrated designers

Asia Society presents Filipino Design Now: Filipino heritage through the eyes of celebrated designers

Asia Society presents Filipino Design Now, a special showcase of top Filipino designers. This special display coincides with Philippine Gold: Treasures of Forgotten Kingdoms, an exhibition of over 100 spectacular works of gold from the 10th to 13th century, highlighting the creativity, prosperity and cultural connections of the precolonial period. Asia Society celebrates the artistic […]

09.09.2015 · Filled under: Art, Asian News, Beauty & Style ·
Aquino on presidency: ‘This job really ages you’

Aquino on presidency: ‘This job really ages you’

MANILA   (Mabuhay) – With less than a year to go before he steps down from office, President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday said his six-year term has had a negative impact on health. “Mas maraming sakit ng katawan ko kaysa noong araw…This job really ages you,” he said during a forum organized by the […]

09.09.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
US nabs 244 undocumented immigrants in four-day sting

US nabs 244 undocumented immigrants in four-day sting

Los Angeles, United States | AFP |   – At least 244 people were arrested across southern California in a broad, four-day sweep of immigrants with criminal records staying in the country illegally, US authorities said Monday. The large operation, which ended Thursday, is the most successful of its kind in the region, Immigration and […]

09.09.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Despite SC TRO on gov’t distribution of Implanon Hontiveros, women’s groups distribute contraceptive implants to communities

Despite SC TRO on gov’t distribution of Implanon Hontiveros, women’s groups distribute contraceptive implants to communities

PhilHealth Director Risa Hontiveros together with Akbayan Women and the Family Planning Organization of the Philippines (FPOP) today distributed contraceptives such as Implanon, birth control pills, injectibles and condoms to women of Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City as part of a “family planning fair.” The groups said they organized the activity as an “act of […]

09.09.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
City of Glendale prepares for El Niño

City of Glendale prepares for El Niño

Glendale, CA – September is Emergency Preparedness Month, and a great time to start planning for the changes winter may bring. As Southern California prepares for El Niño, the City of Glendale has initiated regular planning meetings with the Fire, Police, Public Works and Water & Power to prepare for the heavy rains.  In the near future, critical […]

09.09.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Local News ·
9 Filipinos take part in inaugural international visitor leadership program in disaster risk management

9 Filipinos take part in inaugural international visitor leadership program in disaster risk management

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a development expected to promote greater Philippines-US cooperation on disaster risk reduction issues, nine (9) Philippine government officials are currently in Washington D.C. to attend the US State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) on disaster risk management (DRM). The participants, coming from the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the Department of […]

08.09.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
PHL natural, organic products in largest east coast trade show

PHL natural, organic products in largest east coast trade show

WASHINGTON, DC – The rising demand for natural and organic products in the United States is creating a growing market for Philippine agricultural products. Nine Philippine companies will be joining the Natural Products Expo East from September 17 to 19, 2015 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Maryland. The trade show is the largest natural, organic, and healthy products […]

08.09.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
The world’s largest water slide among most highly anticipated rides in 2016

The world’s largest water slide among most highly anticipated rides in 2016

(Relaxnews) – The world’s largest, multi-lane water slide is set to open next year in the US, sending thrill seekers careening down toboggans at speeds of up to 40 feet per second. Standing 60 feet tall (18 meters), the Six Flags franchise will add another multi-lane Wahoo Racer — the largest of its kind in […]

07.09.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Online, Videos ·
Jake Cuenca, girlfriend quit smoking

Jake Cuenca, girlfriend quit smoking

Jake Cuenca and his girlfriend model Sara Grace Kelley have successfully quit smoking for a month now, the actor said in his Instagram account. Cuenca made the statement after receiving negative comments for a combination photo he posted on the social media site of him and Kelley smoking cigarettes. “Don’t glamourise cigarettes and smoking!” one […]

07.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Aquino appoints new commissioner on climate change

Aquino appoints new commissioner on climate change

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III has appointed a former consultant with the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) to the country’s Commission on Climate Change Aquino named Emmanuel de Guzman as the new climate change commissioner, replacing Naderev Saño, who resigned in April. De Guzman’s appointment papers were signed by the […]

07.09.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Alien fragrance slips into a talisman-shaped bottle for its 10th anniversary

Alien fragrance slips into a talisman-shaped bottle for its 10th anniversary

(Relaxnews) – Launched in 2005, the Alien fragrance by Thierry Mugler is celebrating this year a decade of existence and success. For the occasion, the bottle will be revisited and take the form of a talisman. The redesigned perfume will be available this month. Mugler’s Alien fragrance for women, the brand’s second most popular perfume […]

07.09.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Lifestyle ·
Clip of upcoming documentary on ballet’s “Bad Boy” revealed

Clip of upcoming documentary on ballet’s “Bad Boy” revealed

(Relaxnews) – A clip from the documentary “Dancer” about Ukrainian Sergei Polunin, known as the “bad boy of ballet,” is now available. Polunin has been described in the media as the “James Dean of the ballet world,” according to Variety, who spotted the story and clip. Oscar-nomine producer Gabrielle Tana met Polunin in 2012 just after he […]

07.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars, Online ·
Latest scent in Flower by Kenzo line is powerfully feminine

Latest scent in Flower by Kenzo line is powerfully feminine

(Relaxnews) – After having revealed TOTEM, its latest fragrance range, the fashion house has introduced a new gourmand scent to the Flower by Kenzo line for autumn. Staying true to the Flower by Kenzo saga, the new scent is very feminine, powerful and sensual with a hint of sweetness. Created by master perfumer Alberto Morillas, […]

07.09.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Lifestyle ·
Queen Elizabeth II’s reign in figures

Queen Elizabeth II’s reign in figures

(London, Sept 7, 2015 (AFP)-AFP) – Queen Elizabeth II will on Wednesday pass the landmark for longest-reigning monarch set by Queen Victoria. Here are some figures about her reign, which has lasted more than 63 years: – 33,446,430 minutes or 23,226 days, 16 hours and 30 minutes is the amount of time the queen will […]

07.09.2015 · Filled under: International Stars, World News ·
TV5 International expands reach in U.S. via DIRECTV

TV5 International expands reach in U.S. via DIRECTV

TV5 International marks a milestone by expanding its reach in the U.S. via DIRECTV, now part of the AT&T family.  KAPATID TV5, TV5 international’s entertainment channel, is set to deliver some of the most anticipated shows in the Philippines. As the home of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), Kapatid TV5 has greatly revitalized Filipinos’ love for the Philippine’s […]

07.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Online ·
Celebrate Harvest Moon Festival at Pechanga Resort & Casino with 2015 Mini Cooper and $100K Cash Giveaway

Celebrate Harvest Moon Festival at Pechanga Resort & Casino with 2015 Mini Cooper and $100K Cash Giveaway

Harvest Moon Table Game Promotion with Grand Prize Drawing of the 2015 Mini Cooper In celebration of the Harvest Moon Festival, Pechanga promotes the thrilling September Table Games Promotions that will light up your smiles like the crescent moon. Join us from September 1 through 25, when getting a “Dragon Bet” or any “Natural Tie” […]

07.09.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Happenings, Offers, Promotions ·
Azkals hard in practice; game vs Uzbekistan Sept. 8

Azkals hard in practice; game vs Uzbekistan Sept. 8

Members of the Philippine national football team, popularly known as Azkals, are now hard in training at the Philippine Sports Stadium in Bocaue, Bulacan, in preparation for their crucial match against Uzbekistan, the highest ranked team in their bracket, on September 8. The training sessions provide players with an opportunity not only to sharpen their skills […]

07.09.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News, Sports & Recreation ·
Men’s fragrances: sage and lavender scents are fall’s star ingredients

Men’s fragrances: sage and lavender scents are fall’s star ingredients

(Relaxnews) – This fall, men’s fragrances are characterized by perfumed aromatic plants, in particular lavender and sage. A number of brands and luxury fashion houses have presented new scents, concocted with these two leading plants. To get your hands on one of the latest olfactory creations for men, here is an overview of the top […]

07.09.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Lifestyle, Photos ·
Fil-Am judge honored in historic enrobing ceremony

Fil-Am judge honored in historic enrobing ceremony

By Nimfa U. Rueda LOS ANGELES – The newest Filipino-American judge in the Los Angeles Superior Court was formally honored in a historic swearing-in and enrobing ceremony at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles earlier this week. Julian Recana made history when he was named judge by California Governor Jerry Brown last month. […]

07.09.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Hiro Peralta cries after Dingdong gave him pat on the back

Hiro Peralta cries after Dingdong gave him pat on the back

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — HIRO Peralta is very thankful for the break that GMA7 gave him in playing the role of Sam, Dingdong Dantes’ closet queen brother in “Pari ‘Koy”. “Actually, nagulat ang family and friends ko when they saw me playing a gay role,” he says. “Masyadong convincing daw at realistic ang pagganap ko kaya […]

06.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Will Jaguar set the Pace at this year’s Frankfurt motor show?

Will Jaguar set the Pace at this year’s Frankfurt motor show?

(Relaxnews) – Like a number of automotive stalwarts whose history was until now steeped in on-road success, Jaguar is planning to drive straight off-road and into the luxury crossover market at this year’s Frankfurt show with the first SUV in its 80-year history — The F-Pace. Teased on Friday in its first official, non-camouflaged image, […]

06.09.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Online, Videos ·
Depp wows Venice in mobster mode

Depp wows Venice in mobster mode

(Venice-AFP) – Johnny Depp’s portrayal of James ‘Whitey’ Bulger was tipped Friday as a potential Oscar winner after “Black Mass”, an account of the Boston mobster’s life of crime was unveiled to a warm reception at the Venice film festival. Greeted by thousands of fans, some of whom had been camped out all night, the […]

06.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Toyota getting in gear with smart cars

Toyota getting in gear with smart cars

(San Francisco-AFP) – Toyota on Friday announced plans to invest $50 million into building artificial intelligence into cars, an indication it could be joining the race to develop driverless vehicles. The joint research with Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will take place over the next five years, Toyota Motor Corporation said, emphasizing […]

06.09.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
50 more solons to face PDAF scam cases: lawyer

50 more solons to face PDAF scam cases: lawyer

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Lawyer Levito Baligod will press charges against 50 more lawmakers who allegedly funneled their Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) allocations to bogus NGOs. In a press conference in Quezon City, Baligod said that P5 million is the smallest amount allocated by the lawmakers to questionable non-government organizations (NGOs). Baligod refused to divulge the […]

04.09.2015 · Filled under: News ·
Spandau Ballet, Blake, 9 Filipino cast members of Miss Saigon West End to perform at ‘ASAP 20 Live in London’

Spandau Ballet, Blake, 9 Filipino cast members of Miss Saigon West End to perform at ‘ASAP 20 Live in London’

World-class U.K-based mainstream acts confirmed to join Europe’s biggest Filipino event on September 6, 2015 at The SSE Arena Wembley LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM   – “It just keeps getting bigger.” This was the enthusiastic statement of ABS-CBN Managing Director of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Kai V. Rodriguez when she shared the big news that major stars from […]

Trump to Bush: Speak English in America

Trump to Bush: Speak English in America

Washington, United States | AFP |   – Republican frontrunner Donald Trump had a message Wednesday for his Spanish-speaking rival Jeb Bush as they compete for their party’s presidential nomination: lead by “speaking English.” “I like Jeb,” Trump said in an interview with conservative website Breitbart News. “He’s a nice man. But he should really […]

04.09.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Our blind spots can be shrunk with training: study

Our blind spots can be shrunk with training: study

(Relaxnews) – You might have heard that when driving a car there is a “blind spot” that you cannot see, yet there is also one in the human eye and researchers have found out that it can be minimized with training. To find your blind spot, draw two dots spaced approximately 15 centimeters apart, close […]

04.09.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Festival lineup announced for Telluride Film Festival

Festival lineup announced for Telluride Film Festival

(Relaxnews) – The 42nd Telluride Film Festival, held in the US state of Colorado, has unveiled its full festival lineup. Danny Boyle’s “Steve Jobs,” Sarah Gavron’s “Suffragette” and Cary Fukunga’s “Beasts of No Nation” are some of the films featuring this year. Tom McCarthy’s “Spotlight,” starring Mark Ruffalo and Whitney Bulger’s “Black Mass,” starring Johnny Depp, […]

04.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Burger King’s plans for Peace Day Burger to move forward with Denny’s and Krystal

Burger King’s plans for Peace Day Burger to move forward with Denny’s and Krystal

(Relaxnews) – Burger King’s global peace mission is moving forward despite being rejected by arch rival McDonald’s, having found allies in four other fast food chains who’ve offered to join forces and create their own Peace Day Burger. A week after McDonald’s threw cold water on BK’s invitation to make amends and collaborate on a […]

04.09.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Offbeat, Online, Videos ·
Blueberries could help fight gum disease, reduce antibiotic use

Blueberries could help fight gum disease, reduce antibiotic use

(Relaxnews) – Wild blueberry extract could prevent the formation of dental plaque and possibly replace mouthwash as an antibiotic-free means to fight gum disease, according to a new study. The research team demonstrated that the extract, whose key ingredient is polyphenol, fights foodborne pathogens in addition to a species of bacteria most commonly associated with […]

04.09.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
‘Steve Jobs’ biopic to premiere at Telluride

‘Steve Jobs’ biopic to premiere at Telluride

(Relaxnews) – Telluride’s significance has risen as it has become one of three film festivals that are considered indicative of how the Academy Awards will play out early the following year; we take a look at some of the biggest names on its 2015 slate. Running September 4-7, its placement on the annual festival calendar […]

04.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Longer, faster, stronger: US high school sports more popular than ever

Longer, faster, stronger: US high school sports more popular than ever

(Relaxnews) – For the 26th consecutive year, participation in high school sports increased, reaching 7.8 million for the first time, according to a survey conducted by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). This marks an increase of 11,389 student athletes from last year, according to the survey. Increasing interest on the part […]

04.09.2015 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Sarah Lahbati open to moving to ABS-CBN

Sarah Lahbati open to moving to ABS-CBN

Swiss-Filipino actress Sarah Lahbati is open to moving to ABS-CBN. The 21-year-old Lahbati, who is currently being managed by Viva, said that she is not closing any doors for a possible transfer to the Kapamilya network. “But kung ano man po ang opportunity na dumating, open-minded po ako na tanggapin ‘yun at mag-work,” she said. […]

04.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Incoming USAID Mission Director reaffirms strong partnership with PHL

Incoming USAID Mission Director reaffirms strong partnership with PHL

WASHINGTON, DC — In a meeting at the Philippine Embassy in Washington D.C. on  01 September, Dr. Susan K. Brems—the incoming Mission Director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for the Philippines, Pacific Islands and Mongolia—reaffirmed the strong development partnership between the Philippine Government  and USAID. Dr. Brems is a career member of the […]

04.09.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Ombudsman probing PNoy, Abad over DAP

Ombudsman probing PNoy, Abad over DAP

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales on Tuesday announced that her office is currently investigating President Benigno Aquino III and Budget Secretary Florencio Abad for the implementation of the Disbursement Acceleration Program. Responding to a query by Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate during the Office of the Ombudsman’s budget briefing, Morales said there […]

04.09.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
How ‘All of Me’ helped Albert Martinez cope with wife’s death

How ‘All of Me’ helped Albert Martinez cope with wife’s death

Albert Martinez believes his upcoming series with ABS-CBN has greatly helped him in “going through life on a day to day basis.” This after his wife, Liezl Martinez, succumbed to cancer in March this year. Martinez said: “I’m glad na nakagawa ako ng isang project like ‘All of Me.’ It helped me a lot. It […]

04.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Save the date: McDonald’s all-day breakfast coming October 6

Save the date: McDonald’s all-day breakfast coming October 6

(Relaxnews) – It’s official folks. McDonald’s has announced plans to roll out their all-day breakfast menu next month. After months of teasing, the burger giant took to Twitter Tuesday to announce the news, replying to followers and celebrities who had tweeted about all-day breakfast in the past with a series of cheeky GIF blasts. The […]

02.09.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Olympics: Los Angeles enters 2024 Olympic race

Olympics: Los Angeles enters 2024 Olympic race

(Los Angeles, United States-AFP) – Los Angeles joined the race to win the 2024 Olympics here Tuesday after city leaders gave unanimous backing for a bid to stage the sporting extravaganza for a third time. The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) formally named Los Angeles as its candidate soon after the city council members voted […]

02.09.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Karen Gillan to join ‘The Circle’ cast

Karen Gillan to join ‘The Circle’ cast

(Relaxnews) – Scottish actress Karen Gillan (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) has joined the cast of “The Circle” in a starring role, Variety reports. The upcoming film, an adaptation of Dave Eggers’ novel of the same name, also stars Tom Hanks, Emma Watson and John Boyega. The story looks at the challenges of life in the […]

02.09.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Toshiba debuts new Satellite Radius 12

Toshiba debuts new Satellite Radius 12

(Relaxnews) – Toshiba announced its new Satellite Radius 12 convertible laptop today, which will debut at Berlin’s IFA tech show, according to The Verge. Toshiba claims that the new machine will be the “world’s first 12.5-inch Ultra HD 4K convertible” laptop. The Satellite Radius 12 will come out in Full HD or 4K displays, and offer […]

02.09.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Follow President Barack Obama on Instagram as he takes selfies on Alaskan tour

Follow President Barack Obama on Instagram as he takes selfies on Alaskan tour

(Relaxnews) – President Barack Obama has taken over the White House Instagram account, taking photos and selfies of his Alaskan tour. And aside from a stray finger blocking the frame of a selfie taken with survivalist and reality show host Bear Grylls, the photos aren’t half bad. “Hey everyone, it’s Barack,” he wrote on his […]

UCLA Pilipino Alumni presents scholarship to Josh Manansala

UCLA Pilipino Alumni presents scholarship to Josh Manansala

Several UCLA Pilipino Alumni (PAA) Board Members presented Joshua Manansala last Aug.22 with the 2015 UCLA Pilipino Alumni/Lovell Sevilla Scholarship Award Certificate at the UCLA PAA Send-Off event that took place at Heritage Park in Cerritos, California. Mr. Manansala will receive a $4,000 scholarship for his outstanding academic, leadership, and community service achievements. A recent graduate of Capital Christian […]

02.09.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Benefit Galas to kick off Philippine Gold exhibit in NY

Benefit Galas to kick off Philippine Gold exhibit in NY

WASHINGTON, DC – An exhibit featuring spectacular works of pre-colonial Philippine gold will be on display in New York City, with two benefit gala dinners kicking off the event. Philippine Gold: Treasures of Forgotten Kingdoms will showcase over a hundred gold objects from the golden age of Butuan, a polity on the southern Philippine island of […]

02.09.2015 · Filled under: Art, Happenings ·
Designer Lela Rose to launch e-commerce site

Designer Lela Rose to launch e-commerce site

(Relaxnews) – American fashion designer Lela Rose will come out with a new company website on September 1 that will feature e-commerce for the first time, according to Women’s Wear Daily. Her collection will be available in near-entirety on lelarose.com, and will include exclusive items, such as a white fringe dress and purses in special web-only colors. […]

01.09.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
Women’s fragrances: a sparkling cocktail of flowers and fruit for fall

Women’s fragrances: a sparkling cocktail of flowers and fruit for fall

(Relaxnews) – Generally reserved for the summer months, fragrances bursting with fruit and floral notes will be taking center stage this coming season. Sparkling, ultra feminine and even scrumptious, these new scents are the perfect solution to prolong the summer spirit. Here is an overview of the latest in women’s fragrances to get your perfect […]

01.09.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church announces $12-M campaign to build new church and parish hall

St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church announces $12-M campaign to build new church and parish hall

Corona, CA, – St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, in the Diocese of San Bernardino, proudly announces the Build My Church with Living Stones capital stewardship campaign to construct a new church facility and parish hall.  With the approval of the master plan and the capital campaign strategic plan by Bishop Gerald R. Barnes in late […]

01.09.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
China’s Xi, Obama aide hint at underlying tensions ahead of summit

China’s Xi, Obama aide hint at underlying tensions ahead of summit

Beijing, China | AFP |   – Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Barack Obama’s key national security aide hinted at tensions that divide their countries on Friday ahead of a state visit to Washington by Xi. Meeting in Beijing with US national security adviser Susan Rice, Xi said that he looks forward to continuing […]

01.09.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
US, Philippines hold talks on boosting military capacity: spokesman

US, Philippines hold talks on boosting military capacity: spokesman

Manila, Philippines | AFP |  – America’s Pacific commander held talks with the Philippine military Wednesday on ways to strengthen US capacity in the region to deter conflict and maintain freedom of navigation, a Filipino spokesman said. Admiral Harry Harris, head of the US Pacific Command, outlined a freshly drafted Pentagon report highlighting issues in […]

01.09.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
US President Obama to appear on ‘Bear Grylls’ episode

US President Obama to appear on ‘Bear Grylls’ episode

(Relaxnews) – Barack Obama is to feature on a special episode of US TV show “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” set to air this year. EW reports that Obama will meet Grylls in Alaska to observe the effects of climate change, later meeting up with the reality TV star in the Alaskan Wilderness to receive a […]

Taking on immigrants in US could be time-bomb for Trump

Taking on immigrants in US could be time-bomb for Trump

By Ramon Sahmkow Washington, United States | AFP |   – Billionaire Donald Trump has soared in opinion polls for the Republican presidential primary, but inflammatory anti-immigrant rhetoric could cost him the crucial Latino vote in the 2016 White House race. “What Trump is doing is political suicide,” says Patricio Zamorano, executive director of the […]

31.08.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
New York Fashion Week: program of runway shows

New York Fashion Week: program of runway shows

(Relaxnews) – Every season, the fashion week season starts off in the Big Apple, with the first round of ready-to-wear shows for the Spring/Summer collections to come. Nicholas K. will open the ball on September 10 and Calvin Klein will wrap up the New York festivities on September 17. Thursday, September 10, 2015 09:00am – Nicholas K. […]

31.08.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
Katy Perry releasing Prismatic World Tour concert film

Katy Perry releasing Prismatic World Tour concert film

(Relaxnews) – US pop star Katy Perry is offering her fans another chance to experience her Prismatic World Tour, with a concert film set to launch on October 30 in DVD, Blu-ray and digital formats. “The Prismatic World Tour Live” will spotlight the ongoing tour, whose concerts are presented in seven thematic acts, complete with […]

31.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ headed to Broadway

‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ headed to Broadway

(Relaxnews) – The hit Nickelodeon cartoon “SpongeBob SquarePants” is to inspire a stage show that will bow next year in Chicago before moving on to New York. Several big names in music are set to contribute original songs, including David Bowie, Steven Tyler, Cyndi Lauper, The Flaming Lips and John Legend, reports Variety. Tina Laudau (“The […]

31.08.2015 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
British scientists develop slow-melting ice cream

British scientists develop slow-melting ice cream

(London, United Kingdom-AFP) – The summer scourge of sticky hands could become a thing of the past as British researchers announced the discovery of an ingredient to make slow-melting ice cream on Monday. The protein BslA, which occurs naturally in some food, helps to blend the components of ice cream to make it smoother and […]

31.08.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
KitKat to use only sustainably sourced cocoa come 2016

KitKat to use only sustainably sourced cocoa come 2016

(Relaxnews) – Global chocolate brand KitKat has announced a pledge to use exclusively sustainability-sourced cocoa in all of its products starting in the first quarter of 2016. The brand had already been using sustainably sourced cocoa in some of its markets, but the new announcement means it will extend this practice worldwide, including in the […]

31.08.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Back wages: They belong to you

Back wages: They belong to you

Filed in Wage Enforcement, Workplace Rights by Michael Eastwood on August 22, 2015 In the Wage and Hour Division, we feel a particular pride and satisfaction knowing that workers who have suffered labor violations end up receiving their entitled back wages. During our investigations we meet workers and ask them questions about their work, their hours and their pay […]

31.08.2015 · Filled under: Legal Matters ·
Money issues between Toni, Paul? Alex answers

Money issues between Toni, Paul? Alex answers

Alex Gonzaga spoke up about rumors of money issues between her sister, Toni, and her husband, director Paul Soriano. Noting that the two were already financially stable before getting married, Alex believes that her sister and Soriano are unlikely to have issues involving money. But she still acknowledged the possibility of Toni and Soriano having […]

31.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
PH, Thailand eye agreements on education, battle vs drugs

PH, Thailand eye agreements on education, battle vs drugs

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III on Friday said he and Thai Prime Minsiter Prayut Chan-o-cha are working toward clinching deals that would allow more cooperation between the Philippines and Thailand on the issue of drug trafficking and education. “Our two nations also committed to work towards the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding […]

31.08.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
‘Heneral Luna’ comes to Los Angeles

‘Heneral Luna’ comes to Los Angeles

By Nimfa U. Rueda LOS ANGELES – On Aug. 31, National Heroes’ Day in the Philippines, a special movie screening here will give Filipino-Americans a peek into the life of a Filipino hero who fought for the country’s independence from the United States. “Heneral Luna,” directed by Cinemalaya 2013 Directors Showcase Best Director Jerrold Tarog, […]

31.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film, Local News ·
Which side of the plane should you be on for the best and most beautiful views?

Which side of the plane should you be on for the best and most beautiful views?

(Relaxnews) – An influential blogger renowned in the world of travel has established a guideline listing which side of an airplane is ideal for catching the best view of a destination during descent and landing. Using the comments of French community group AVGeeks, website Alexterieur.net set out to determine which side of an airplane offers the […]

30.08.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Offbeat ·
Tingting Cojuangco impeachment plea vs Aquino ‘recycled’ — Palace

Tingting Cojuangco impeachment plea vs Aquino ‘recycled’ — Palace

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Thursday shrugged off a petition seeking the impeachment of President Benigno Aquino III over the now defunct Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) and Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF). Former Tarlac governor Margarita “Tingting” Cojuangco and several others asked the Supreme Court on Wednesday to order the Ombudsman to investigate and file […]

30.08.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Meet one of Julia Montes’ new leading men

Meet one of Julia Montes’ new leading men

There isn’t much you can say about teen actor Anjo Damiles. At least, not yet. The 19-year-old showbiz newcomer is the nephew of former beauty queen Aileen Damiles, who represented the country in the 1996 Miss Universe. He is a commercial model, a “singer sa banyo,” and was previously featured on “Forevermore,” which starred the […]

30.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Nutritional value more important than calorie count for heart health: study

Nutritional value more important than calorie count for heart health: study

(Relaxnews) – It’s time to kick the habit of counting calories and look at the overall nutritional value of foods to promote better heart health and curb obesity, say experts. Simple dietary adjustments such as boosting omega-3 fatty acid, olive oil and nut intake have all been associated with significant, positive changes to heart health […]

30.08.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
NFL docuseries to feature football-focused small towns

NFL docuseries to feature football-focused small towns

(Relaxnews) – A new TV series being created by the NFL Network is to provide a look into US towns where football is the name of the game. Set to premiere on September 17, the first season will include eight episodes focused on the the Barrow High School Wheelers, a team in a Native American […]

30.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Sports & Recreation ·
Atlanta to be home of new fashion museum opening in October

Atlanta to be home of new fashion museum opening in October

(Relaxnews) – At a time when fashion exhibitions at major museums are enjoying a heyday, a new museum devoted to fashion has just been announced and will open in October in Atlanta, Georgia in the US. The Savannah College of Art and Design is behind the new museum, which will be called SCADfash and will […]

Djokovic new UNICEF goodwill ambassador

Djokovic new UNICEF goodwill ambassador

By Mariano Andrade New York, United States | AFP |  – Reigning world tennis champion Novak Djokovic became a new goodwill ambassador for the UN Fund for Children on Wednesday, joining a roster of athletes and celebrities to hold the post. The 28-year-old Serbian, who grew up during the Balkans war, has already worked to […]

30.08.2015 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation, World News ·
Lina urges Congress to pass new Customs act amid outcry

Lina urges Congress to pass new Customs act amid outcry

MANILA, Aug 28 (Mabuhay) — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is urging Congress to prioritize the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act to improve the operations of the agency amid public outcry over its policy on inspections on balikbayan boxes. “We are calling on our friends in Congress to prioritize the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act […]

28.08.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Matteo changes mind about getting married

Matteo changes mind about getting married

MANILA, Aug 28 (Mabuhay) — MATTEO GUIDICELLI was launched with Shaina Magdayao as the lead stars of “Single/ Single”, the first teleserye on the cable channel Cinema One about wealth management, co-produced with the Philippine Star. As usual, the racer turned actor is besieged once again with questions concerning his girlfriend, Sarah Geronimo. After rumors […]

28.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Celine Dion returns to Las Vegas stage

Celine Dion returns to Las Vegas stage

(Relaxnews) – After a year-long break, Celine Dion returned to the stage in Las Vegas Thursday. Dion opened a new show at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, after putting her career on hold last summer to take care of her ailing husband Rene Angelil who underwent surgery for throat cancer. New updates to the show […]

28.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
U2 drops new video that expires in 24 hours

U2 drops new video that expires in 24 hours

(Relaxnews) – U2 has dropped a new music video for their latest single which will be streamed online for just 24 hours. Fans have until 4 pm GMT (11 am EST), Friday, Aug. 28 to watch the video for “Song For Someone” from their album ‘Songs of Innocence,’ which was posted on Facebook Thursday. Directed […]

28.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Gene study confirms low Vitamin D, multiple sclerosis link

Gene study confirms low Vitamin D, multiple sclerosis link

(Miami, United States-AFP) – A major genetic study Tuesday confirmed a link between low vitamin D and a higher risk of multiple sclerosis, a finding which experts say could lead to better treatment and prevention. Previous observational studies have found an association between a person’s level of vitamin D, which comes from sunlight and from […]

28.08.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Health & Fitness ·
‘The Hobbit’ trilogy comes back to theaters in October, with extended editions

‘The Hobbit’ trilogy comes back to theaters in October, with extended editions

(Relaxnews) – All nine hours of “The Hobbit” trilogy will be shown in US theaters in October for an event including never-before-seen additions. Fathom Events, New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures are joining forces to screen the entire trilogy of J. R. R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit”, directed by Peter Jackson. The event, […]

28.08.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
PHL home, handmade, and lifestyle collections featured in New York trade show

PHL home, handmade, and lifestyle collections featured in New York trade show

WASHINGTON, DC – Filipino designers, manufacturers, and exporters showcased their innovative works in the recently-concluded NY Now Exhibition, one of the biggest wholesale trade shows in New York which features home, handmade, and lifestyle design collections. A contingent of 19 Filipino exhibitors under the Lifestyle Philippines brand represented the country in the NY Now Exhibition […]

28.08.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Happenings, Lifestyle, Local News ·
Annabelle calls Ruffa ‘bobo’ when it comes to love

Annabelle calls Ruffa ‘bobo’ when it comes to love

“Pagdating sa love life, bobo talaga siya.” This was the frank assessment of talent manager and Cebu native Annabelle Rama when asked about her daughter, television host/actress Ruffa Gutierrez. “Actually, wala naman akong problema sa kanya, ang away namin palagi, since day one ay sa lalake. Wala ng iba. Masipag siyang magtrabaho, mabuti siyang ina […]

27.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Jeb Bush: Asians abusing US birthright citizenship

Jeb Bush: Asians abusing US birthright citizenship

Washington, United States | AFP |   – Republican White House hopeful Jeb Bush on Monday accused Asians of abusing rules allowing infants born in the United States to be American citizens, amid a campaign row over immigration. Bush has clashed with rivals – including the Republican presidential frontrunner billionaire Donald Trump and top Democratic […]

27.08.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Aquino’s decision to stop balikbayan box inspections not politically motivated: Palace

Aquino’s decision to stop balikbayan box inspections not politically motivated: Palace

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III’s decision to stop the Bureau of Customs from physically inspecting balikbayan boxes — a plan vehemently opposed by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) — was not politically motivated, Malacañang said Tuesday. Asked during a press briefing if Aquino had the 2016 elections in mind when he made his decision, […]

27.08.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Trump sees Clinton, Biden as ‘pretty equal’ 2016 challengers

Trump sees Clinton, Biden as ‘pretty equal’ 2016 challengers

Washington, United States | AFP |   – Vice President Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton would make equally formidable opponents in the race for the White House, Donald Trump said Sunday as he and other Republican candidates aimed their darts at the Democratic frontrunner. Growing speculation about Biden’s plans were further fueled by reports over […]

27.08.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Researchers explain why we have trouble keeping track of days

Researchers explain why we have trouble keeping track of days

(Relaxnews) – A team of researchers from the School of Psychology at the University of Lincoln in the UK has succeeded in identifying the psychological mechanisms that lead to confusion regarding what day of the week it is. The results were published in PLOS ONE. We’ve all been confused at some point as to what […]

27.08.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
‘We Are Your Friends’: key facts behind the DJ drama

‘We Are Your Friends’: key facts behind the DJ drama

(Relaxnews) – Take three minutes to find out a little more about this week’s electro-infused romantic drama “We Are Your Friends,” including who’s in it, where its name comes from, and how it’s linked to a show about online dating. Why the name? If you’re wondering where the film’s title comes from, let’s get that […]

27.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Anne Hathaway to battle blood-thirsty aliens in sci-fi comedy

Anne Hathaway to battle blood-thirsty aliens in sci-fi comedy

(Relaxnews) – For her next project, Anne Hathaway will star in and produce a sci-fi comedy heavy on female leads. In “The Shower,” a baby shower turns into an apocalyptic meteor shower, in which the meteor rocks turn into blood-thirsty male aliens. With Hathaway at the helm, the women must save themselves and the planet. […]

27.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Former investment banking analyst with J.P. Morgan charged in $600,000 insider trading scheme

Former investment banking analyst with J.P. Morgan charged in $600,000 insider trading scheme

LOS ANGELES – An analyst with J.P. Morgan Securities and two longtime friends were taken into custody this morning after being charged in a federal grand jury indictment that alleges they participated in an insider trading scheme that netted more than $600,000 in illicit profits. Ashish Aggarwal, 27, of San Francisco; Shahriyar Bolandian, 26, of the […]

27.08.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Govt seeks P38.9B for calamity funds in 2016

Govt seeks P38.9B for calamity funds in 2016

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The government is asking Congress for P38.9 billion next year to prepare and respond to calamities, as well as to rehabilitate the areas devastated by Typhoon Yolanda. A scrutiny of the proposed 2016 General Appropriations Act (GAA) show that P19 billion of the P38.9 billion National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Fund […]

27.08.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Nick Jonas named as Miss America Music Curator

Nick Jonas named as Miss America Music Curator

(Relaxnews) – The Jonas brother will be choosing the music for the Miss America Pageant 2015. Having just released a new single, “Levels”, Nick Jonas has another reason to celebrate this month: he has been selected to be the Music Curator for this year’s Miss America beauty pageant. On his Twitter feed, he invited fans […]

26.08.2015 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
The Met’s new Breuer building to host TEDxMet conference

The Met’s new Breuer building to host TEDxMet conference

(Relaxnews) – The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s second annual TED conference is to serve as a coming-out party for the Met Breuer, its modern and contemporary art annex set to open to the public in March. TEDxMet was inaugurated in 2013 with a program called “Icons,” marking the first time an art museum had been […]

26.08.2015 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Samsung announces US pricing and availability for new Galaxy Tab S2

Samsung announces US pricing and availability for new Galaxy Tab S2

(Relaxnews) – On August 26, Samsung announced the US retail prices and shipment dates of the new Galaxy Tab S2. Earlier this summer, Samsung unveiled its newest tablet model, the Galaxy Tab S2. Lighter and thinner than its competitor, the iPad Air 2, it is available in two sizes: 9.7-inch and 8.0-inch. Now US prices […]

26.08.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Science & Technology ·
Burger King peace offer to McDonald’s: ‘Let’s make a McWhopper’

Burger King peace offer to McDonald’s: ‘Let’s make a McWhopper’

(Washington, United States-AFP) – Is a McWhopper in the near future for fast-food lovers? In the name of global peace, Burger King proposed making the hybrid hamburger to its rival McDonald’s on Wednesday, at least for one day, the United Nations-promoted International Day of Peace on September 21. Burger King, perpetually locked in tough competition […]

26.08.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Online, Videos ·
Guinness World Records fetes its 60th anniversary

Guinness World Records fetes its 60th anniversary

(Relaxnews) – On Thursday, August 27, the world’s undisputed record-keeper and archive of history fetes its 60th anniversary. In addition to the release of the 60th edition of the book next month, Guinness has been building up to the milestone with a special video series featuring some of the biggest — figuratively and literally — records set, […]

26.08.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Online, Videos ·
Gelli de Belen shares wisdom on career longevity

Gelli de Belen shares wisdom on career longevity

She’s been in Philippine show business for 35 years, but 42-year old Gelli de Belen is still active as ever. She shares wisdom on how to live a long and illustrious career in show business. First, according to Gelli, is to concentrate on their craft and and maintain camaraderie with co-workers or colleagues. “No matter […]

26.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Roxas warns public vs ways of ‘trapos’

Roxas warns public vs ways of ‘trapos’

CEBU CITY  (Mabuhay) – Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II on Monday issued a warning against  “traditional politicians” who are wooing voters in campaigns but will “take advantage” of the people once they get elected. “Siga sila at maaari silang magpatuloy ng pananamantala sa inyo. Iyan ang trapo (traditional politician) style ng pamamahala (They are […]

26.08.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Newest edition of Office 2016 expected to land next month for Windows users

Newest edition of Office 2016 expected to land next month for Windows users

(Relaxnews) – Microsoft is reportedly set to launch its Office 2016 suite for Windows in September. According to various reports from The Verge and German site WinFuture, the latest iteration of Office will feature better search options, storage, email delivery, and real-time co-authoring in the desktop version of the program. The Mac version of Office 2016 was […]

26.08.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
The world of custom cars: How Touring Superleggera caters to car connoisseurs

The world of custom cars: How Touring Superleggera caters to car connoisseurs

(Relaxnews) – The number of millionaires in the world is at an all-time high and so is demand for the most exotic of automobiles. Rolls-Royce and Ferrari have reported a second straight year of record sales, every Bugatti Veyron has found a home and the classic car market is going crazy. All of which means […]

26.08.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Photos ·
BBC Radio One announces ‘Live Lounge month’ lineup

BBC Radio One announces ‘Live Lounge month’ lineup

(Relaxnews) – On August 25, BBC Radio One announced their plans for 30 Live Lounge performances in 30 days, including new acts and some of the industry’s most established names. The popular Live Lounge feature on BBC Radio One will be running daily throughout September, it was announced Tuesday. From Tuesday, September 1 to Wednesday, […]

26.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Zoos: 5 star animals to photograph on your holidays

Zoos: 5 star animals to photograph on your holidays

(Relaxnews) – Two years after giving birth for the first time, the Smithsonian National Zoo’s female panda made headlines last weekend by giving birth to two more offspring. This is great news for the panda world as conception in captivity remains rather rare. Barely a few days old and already stars in their own right, […]

26.08.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment ·
Fish oil supplements don’t prevent mental decline: study

Fish oil supplements don’t prevent mental decline: study

(Miami, United States-AFP) – Fish oil supplements, which are high in omega-3 fatty acids, do not protect against mental decline despite common belief, said a study Tuesday spanning 4,000 older people. The five-year clinical trial, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, is “one of the largest and longest of its kind,” according […]

26.08.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Poe praises Aquino as ‘sincere’ but …

Poe praises Aquino as ‘sincere’ but …

CEBU CITY (Mabuhay) – Senator Grace Poe praised President Benigno Aquino III on Monday but added that things needed to be done faster. “Maraming nagawa ang Pangulo. Tapat siya,” (The President has done a lot. He is sincere) Poe said of President Benigno Aquino III. She added however that these might not be enough. “Marami […]

25.08.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Google testing out food porn feature for Maps

Google testing out food porn feature for Maps

(Relaxnews) – Google is testing out a new feature with some of its local city guides that will allow users to attach “foodographs” to restaurants and cafes on Google Maps. According to Android Police, the new feature will be tested out among the community of “level three” local guides — those who’ve contributed more than 50 […]

25.08.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
8 million hybrid cars sold by pioneer Toyota

8 million hybrid cars sold by pioneer Toyota

(Relaxnews) – Japanese car manufacturer Toyota has announced having sold more than 8 million hybrid vehicles around the world. The announcement comes 20 years after having presented its first hybrid technology concept-car. Toyota introduced its first concept, Prius, back in the fall of 1995 during the Tokyo Motor Show. The first prototype had difficulty going […]

25.08.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Motoring ·
Goldgenie launches iPhone 6s customized with diamonds

Goldgenie launches iPhone 6s customized with diamonds

(Relaxnews) – Along with gold, rose gold and platinum, a luxury customization service will encrust the latest iPhone 6s with 800 diamonds. It hasn’t even hit the market yet, but Goldgenie is opening pre-orders for its 24K gold, rose gold and platinum iPhone 6s collection August 31. The newest iteration of the iPhone, which is […]

25.08.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Beauty habits for keeping your summer skin

Beauty habits for keeping your summer skin

(Relaxnews) – There’s nothing like a summer filled with warm days of exercising or chilling out by the beach to get you feeling great about yourself. But as the days get shorter and we head into fall you can still hold on to that inner (and outer) glow. Here’s how. Exfoliate Exfoliation is the best […]

25.08.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Newest cast member of “The Girl on the Train” announced

Newest cast member of “The Girl on the Train” announced

(Relaxnews) – More casting announcements have been made for the highly anticipated film adaptation of “The Girl On the Train, with Hayley Bennett rounding out the trio of female leads. According to Deadline, Bennett will star alongside Emily Blunt and Rebecca Ferguson in the thriller originally written by Paula Hawkins. Bennett is currently shooting “The Magnificent […]

25.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Willie Revillame undecided on whom to endorse in 2016

Willie Revillame undecided on whom to endorse in 2016

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — WILLIE Revillame revealed he is being courted by certain groups to endorse a presidential candidate for the May 2016 election but he’s yet to decide on whom to support. “May mga nakakausap din ako na mga partido pero sabi ko pag-iisipan ko kasi hindi naman ganun kadali yun. Ang desisyon ko dito […]

25.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
China island-building altering South China Sea status quo: US

China island-building altering South China Sea status quo: US

Washington, United States | AFP | – China has reclaimed more than 2,900 acres of land from the South China Sea in less than two years in an intensive island-building campaign in the disputed Spratly Islands, a new Pentagon report says. “By undertaking these actions, China is unilaterally altering the physical status quo in the […]

24.08.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Aquino takes swipe at Binay for ‘playing blind’ to govt support for Cebu projects

Aquino takes swipe at Binay for ‘playing blind’ to govt support for Cebu projects

CEBU CITY, Aug 24 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday took an apparent swipe at Vice President Jejomar Binay for supposedly playing blind to the support being given by his government to infrastructure projects in Cebu. “May nagsabi na di raw natin inasikaso ang mga proyekto sa Cebu. Parang gusto ko siyang abutan […]

24.08.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Demi Lovato’s next track ‘Confident’ leaked

Demi Lovato’s next track ‘Confident’ leaked

(Relaxnews) – A leak of Demi Lovato’s forthcoming single “Confident” has been posted online. After clips of the song were teased on Friday, Popcrush found was is reportedly the full-length version of the track and posted the single on its site on Sunday. Heavy on horns and percussions, the single is said to be from […]

24.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
Bianca Manalo returns to Kapamilya network

Bianca Manalo returns to Kapamilya network

Beauty queen-turned-actress Bianca Manalo said she couldn’t be any happier now that she has returned to the network where she started her showbiz career. Manalo announced that she is back on ABS-CBN as part of the primetime series “On the Wings of Love” starring James Reid and Nadine Lustre. “I’m just so happy. Siyempre dahil […]

24.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
More than 3,000 US sailors switch aircraft carriers

More than 3,000 US sailors switch aircraft carriers

Los Angeles, United States | AFP |   – The US Navy sent two aircraft carriers to San Diego for a complicated switchover in which the crews of the two nautical giants change ships. About 3,000 troops were affected by the move, which started August 10, with the bulk of the crews from the USS […]

24.08.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Carson Fil-Am leader just can’t win a council seat

Carson Fil-Am leader just can’t win a council seat

By Abner Galino After losing his bid for a seat in Carson City Council by a mere 18 votes, a Filipino-American political leader also lost an opportunity to be appointed to the same body in a tense and emotional proceeding on Tuesday that drew his supporters to walk out of the session hall in protest. […]

24.08.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Australia, N. Zealand firefighters head to US to battle blazes

Australia, N. Zealand firefighters head to US to battle blazes

Sydney, Australia | AFP |  –Dozens of firefighters from Australia and New Zealand departed for the United States Sunday to help crews battle deadly blazes that have scorched the country’s drought-ravaged west. Seventy-one firefighters, including 15 from New Zealand, were flying to the worst-hit state of Idaho and are also being deployed to the affected states […]

24.08.2015 · Filled under: World News ·
Ralph Lauren dives into wearable tech

Ralph Lauren dives into wearable tech

(Paris-Relaxnews) – Luxury fashion house Ralph Lauren is set to unleash sales of its highly anticipated Polo Tech “smart shirt” for men — a year after its initial trial at the 2014 US Open. The Ralph Lauren Polo Tech shirt features sensors knitted into the core of the product to read biological and physiological information […]

LG unveils its most advanced G Pad tablet model

LG unveils its most advanced G Pad tablet model

(Relaxnews) – Following on the heels of the unveiling of its second generation 8-inch G Pad earlier this month, LG announced on Monday that it has come out with a new version of the Android tablet. The 10.1-inch G Pad II comes with a larger display at 1920 x 1200, plus a boost in hardware […]

24.08.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Endless summer: how to keep your holiday glow, from head to toe

Endless summer: how to keep your holiday glow, from head to toe

(Relaxnews) – Summer is winding down, but that doesn’t mean you have to submit to the winter blues without putting up a fight. If you want to carry your sunkissed glow into the autumn then here are some tips. Skin If you’ve managed to get a beautiful tan this summer then you’ll want to hold […]

24.08.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Pinoys in US are outstanding immigrants (Part 2)

Pinoys in US are outstanding immigrants (Part 2)

MPI Report: In 1970, there were more Pinoys serving the US Navy than the PHL Navy By Abner Galino The facts bear out to the strength of Pinoy immigrant community in the US, both in terms of numbers and quality. Now, let us go back in time to see how it came to be. Those […]

24.08.2015 · Filled under: Asian News ·
Carrie Underwood releases surprise new single

Carrie Underwood releases surprise new single

(Relaxnews) – Country star Carrie Underwood has announced her latest single, ahead of her fifth studio album, set to drop on October 23. The album, titled “Storyteller,” will be the singer’s latest offering since her 2012 compilation, “Blown Away.” Underwood, who spilled the beans during a Facebook Q&A, said the song (via Billboard) “is one of […]

23.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Japanese company to use synthesizer technology in its electric ZZ cars

Japanese company to use synthesizer technology in its electric ZZ cars

(Relaxnews) – Japanese electric car maker GLM is partnering with electronic instrument maker Roland Corporation to develop what Roland calls “a neo-futuristic driving sound generation system” for GLM’s electric sports car. Starting this fall, GLM’s ZZ road car will use Roland’s SuperNATURAL synthesize technology to power the car’s sound generation system. The technology will create […]

23.08.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
David Beckham to star in new Belstaff film, produced by Liv Tyler

David Beckham to star in new Belstaff film, produced by Liv Tyler

(Relaxnews) – David Beckham has teamed up with his old friends at Belstaff, and this time the star is taking center stage. The former football champion appears in “Outlaws,” a short surrealist film for the British fashion house shot on location in Mexico, reports Women’s Wear Daily. Produced by Hollywood actress Liv Tyler and starring Harvey […]

Japanese etiquette taught to tourists

Japanese etiquette taught to tourists

(Relaxnews) – The city of Kyoto has launched a guide intended for foreign tourists in an effort to keep them from committing etiquette mishaps. In Japan, good manners are taken very seriously, especially if you are a tourist. Kyoto, located in the center of Honshu Island, is a tourist haven: visitors flock to the island […]

23.08.2015 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment ·
One Direction to disband next year: report

One Direction to disband next year: report

(Relaxnews) – Small hearts the world over are breaking in a collective cry of dismay following reports that boy band One Direction will be breaking up come spring. According to British tabloid The Sun, the group will be disbanding in March for “at least a year.” After a five-year run and the departure of Zayn Malik, […]

23.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Hugh Jackman to tour Australia with new autobiographical musical

Hugh Jackman to tour Australia with new autobiographical musical

(Relaxnews) – Hugh Jackman will be bringing his life to the stage in a new musical that traces his journey from the Australian Outback to Tinseltown. “Broadway To Oz” will hit arenas in five major cities in his native Australia and feature a mix of medleys the actor has performed throughout his career. Jackman and […]

23.08.2015 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Obama declares wildfire emergency in Washington state

Obama declares wildfire emergency in Washington state

Los Angeles, United States | AFP |  – President Barack Obama declared an emergency Friday for wildfire-ravaged Washington state, as Australia and New Zealand sent firefighters to help US crews struggling to contain deadly blazes across America’s drought-stricken West. Obama’s declaration releases federal funds to help in relief efforts in the northwestern state, where several […]

23.08.2015 · Filled under: Environment, U.S. News ·
Ruffa doesn’t think Angelica Panganiban is selosa

Ruffa doesn’t think Angelica Panganiban is selosa

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Ruffa Gutierrez believes Angelica Panganiban is not the jealous type. The beauty queen-actress made the statement when asked about the possibility of working again with ex-boyfriend John Lloyd Cruz, who is now in a relationship with Panganiban. Gutierrez recently had a guest stint on the weekly sitcom “Home Sweetie Home,” playing a […]

23.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
President Aquino leads commemoration of 32nd martyrdom of his father Ninoy

President Aquino leads commemoration of 32nd martyrdom of his father Ninoy

MANILA  (Mabuhay) -– President Benigno Aquino III on Friday led the commemoration of the 32nd martyrdom anniversary of his father, the late former Sen. Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. President Aquino went to the Manila Memorial Park in Paranaque City to join family and friends in offering prayers for his father who was assassinated. The President […]

23.08.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Fil-Am artist Lynda A. N. Reyes at the LAMAG Exhibit in Barnsdall Park

Fil-Am artist Lynda A. N. Reyes at the LAMAG Exhibit in Barnsdall Park

LA based artist Lynda A. N. Reyes is currently showing her oil painting titled “Aiming High….” at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG) at Barnsdall Park on Hollywood Boulevard until September 20, 2015. A much anticipated event, the 2015 Los Angeles Juried Exhibition is a biennial exhibition intended to capture the creative spirit of Los Angeles. […]

23.08.2015 · Filled under: Art, Happenings, Local News ·
Jessica Alba to debut Honest Beauty

Jessica Alba to debut Honest Beauty

(Relaxnews) – US celebrity entrepreneur Jessica Alba is expanding her online retail brand The Honest Company with a skin-care line called Honest Beauty. To launch on September 9, the line includes cosmetics and skin-care products, according toWomen’s Wear Daily. The Wednesday announcement comes on the heels of a controversy surrounding the brand’s SPF 30 sunblock, […]

20.08.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Paco Rabanne to open a Paris store

Paco Rabanne to open a Paris store

(Relaxnews) – French fashion designer Paco Rabanne is opening a store in Paris, reports Women’s Wear Daily. The fragrance and fashion house will reportedly set up shop in the French capital on Rue Cambon, which is also home to Chanel. The opening could suggest a more emboldened return to retail — Paco Rabanne’s retail location on […]

20.08.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
British Vogue gets its own documentary on the BBC

British Vogue gets its own documentary on the BBC

(Relaxnews) – As the 2009 movie “The September Issue” put US Vogue on the Hollywood map, the BBC Two channel has commissioned what it’s calling an “observational documentary series” on the British version. Two episodes of 60 minutes each are scheduled to air in 2016 — the same year as British Vogue’s centenary — reports Women’s […]

20.08.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Books, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
Maria Ozawa says she’s not to blame for Mariel Rodriguez’s miscarriage

Maria Ozawa says she’s not to blame for Mariel Rodriguez’s miscarriage

JAPANESE adult film actress Maria Ozawa cried foul after she was blamed by some netizens for the miscarriage of television host Mariel Rodriguez. Ozawa was bombarded by hate messages on her Instagram account after it was revealed late Thursday evening that Rodriguez lost her pregnancy which was believed to be triplets. “If you have something […]

20.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Watch out Mickey: Star Wars theme parks are not ‘far, far away’

Watch out Mickey: Star Wars theme parks are not ‘far, far away’

Anaheim, United States | AFP | REFILES to CLARIFY in intro that these are add-on attractions to existing parks by Veronique DUPONT R2-D2 will be rolling into Mickey Mouse’s neighborhood, Disney announced Saturday, unveiling plans for two huge “Star Wars” attractions at existing theme park venues in Florida and California. With star Harrison Ford on […]

20.08.2015 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Film, Happenings, Hollywood Stars ·
Get the holiday makeup look: Bali

Get the holiday makeup look: Bali

(Relaxnews) – The Indonesian island of Bali is a nature-lover’s paradise, but spending days outdoors doesn’t have to mean lowering your beauty game. If you’re heading off to the tropical province then there are a few things you can pack in your makeup bag to keep you looking great on the beach. The most obvious […]

17.08.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations ·
Scientists discover what’s behind going to sleep and waking up

Scientists discover what’s behind going to sleep and waking up

(Relaxnews) – By now, you’ve probably heard about circadian rhythms, but how they work comes down to a question of sodium and potassium, according to a new study. High sodium channel activity in the brain’s circadian neurons could be what wakes us up, while high potassium activity could allow us to sleep, according to the […]

17.08.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Brown signs bill to remove the term ‘alien’ from California Labor Code

Brown signs bill to remove the term ‘alien’ from California Labor Code

‘Outdated and derogatory word no longer appropriate Sacramento  – Governor Jerry Brown today signed SB 432 by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), Chair of the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee. The bill modernizes outdated law by deleting the term “alien” from the California Labor Code, as a definition for an immigrant individual. The new law […]

17.08.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Fifteen US states try to block Obama clean power plan

Fifteen US states try to block Obama clean power plan

Washington, United States | AFP |   – Fifteen US states have petitioned a federal court to block new rules by President Barack Obama’s administration to encourage clean power and cut harmful carbon emissions from power plants. The emergency petition to postpone the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA)deadline was filed Thursday by attorneys general in Alabama, […]

17.08.2015 · Filled under: Environment, U.S. News ·
PHL casino operator posts loss after betting on boom

PHL casino operator posts loss after betting on boom

Manila, Philippines | AFP |  – Philippine casino operator Bloomberry Resorts on Thursday reported multi-million dollar losses as costs soared from the expansion of its Manila operation as well as pioneering investments in South Korea. Bloomberry, operator of Manila’s Solaire casino, swung into the red with an after-tax net loss of 786.55 million pesos ($17 […]

17.08.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Vina Morales says she’s ready for love

Vina Morales says she’s ready for love

VINA Morales admitted that she is now ready to fall in love. Morales said that she dated a guy for a while but didn’t reach the serious point. “I am ready for love. Parang napakatagal naman…napakatagal dumating ng guy na ‘yon!” she said. If that time comes, the singer-actress said she might prioritize her love […]

17.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
President closely watching possible impact of El Niño

President closely watching possible impact of El Niño

MANILA, Aug 15 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III is closely watching the onslaught of El Niño in the country especially in the agriculture sector, which may impact on food production, a Palace official said on Saturday. “First of all, let me say that the President has been watching the situation carefully; meaning, even […]

15.08.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Bugatti releases teaser for new model, #imaginEBugatti

Bugatti releases teaser for new model, #imaginEBugatti

(Relaxnews) – Speculation is rife after Bugatti released a short video hinting about the successor of its legendary Veyron. The video, released on August 13, features just 35 seconds of road surface paired with an intriguing voiceover that begins with, “A new chapter begins, join us. In the endless hunt for speed the horizon beckons… I go […]

15.08.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Online, Videos ·
(Red) charity secures partnership with Fresh Beauty for new lip treatment

(Red) charity secures partnership with Fresh Beauty for new lip treatment

(Relaxnews) – Bono and Bobby Shriver’s AIDS charity (Red) is teaming up with luxury cosmetics company Fresh Beauty on a new collaboration. The beauty brand has revamped its signature Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15, which normally retails for $22.50, to create a limited-edition Red version, reports Women’s Wear Daily (WWD). The Suga(Red) Lip Treatment SPF […]

15.08.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
More evidence that fried food raises heart attack risk

More evidence that fried food raises heart attack risk

(Miami-AFP) – People who eat lots of fried food and sugary drinks have a 56 percent higher risk of heart disease compared to those who eat healthier, US researchers said Monday. The findings in Circulation, a journal of the American Heart Association, were based on a six-year study of more than 17,000 people in the […]

15.08.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Basketball: Adidas sign James Harden to ‘$200 million deal’

Basketball: Adidas sign James Harden to ‘$200 million deal’

(Frankfurt, Germany-AFP) – German sports giant Adidas on Thursday agreed a sponsorship deal with NBA superstar James Harden which was reported to be worth $200 million in a major blow to heavyweight rivals Nike. The contract for the 25-year-old Houston Rockets star takes effect from October 1 and is understood to span 13 years. Adidas […]

15.08.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
Elvis’s jewelry, outfits fetch surprisingly high bids

Elvis’s jewelry, outfits fetch surprisingly high bids

(New York-AFP) – Outfits and jewelry from Elvis Presley fetched higher than expected bids at the latest auction of memorabilia from the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. The auction at the annual “Elvis Week” fan gathering at the late music great’s Graceland estate in Memphis racked up $950,000 in sales of 160 items, all from […]

15.08.2015 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Obama reveals classic US tastes in Spotify playlists

Obama reveals classic US tastes in Spotify playlists

(Washington-AFP) – US President Barack Obama has lifted any remaining secrecy on his musical tastes, revealing that his favorite artists tend to be classics, are sometimes his political supporters and are overwhelmingly American. Obama, on vacation in the upscale resort of Martha’s Vineyard, shared his current listening habits by releasing two playlists on Spotify, the […]

15.08.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Lean kids could have a dietary tweak to thank

Lean kids could have a dietary tweak to thank

(Relaxnews) – Tree nuts, seeds and fatty fish are full of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and a new study suggests kids who reported eating more of them had less body and belly fat than those who didn’t. The ratio of PUFAs to saturated fatty acids (SFAs) was an important factor, for kids who consumed more […]

15.08.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Woman’s best friend: MAC introduces AW15 beauty collection inspired by dogs

Woman’s best friend: MAC introduces AW15 beauty collection inspired by dogs

(Relaxnews) – Everyone knows that dogs make the best fashion accessories, but now the clever canines have gone one step further by inspiring a whole new beauty collection — specifically MAC’s Autumn/Winter 2015 cosmetics line. “Haute Dogs” is the latest high-pedigree collection from the beauty brand, inspired by the “buttery fur tones” of fashionable pooches. […]

15.08.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Samsung teases new Gear smartwatch in modern fashion shoot

Samsung teases new Gear smartwatch in modern fashion shoot

(Relaxnews) – At its Unpacked 2015 event, Samsung teased its new Gear S2 smartwatch and then followed with an advertizing ‘lookbook’. On August 13, Samsung teased a brief image of the new Gear S2 smartwatch during its Samsung Unpacked event in New York. Shortly after the announcement, the company tweeted a link to a fashion […]

15.08.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Excessive heat watch issued for Southern California

Excessive heat watch issued for Southern California

With temperatures reaching triple digits, SCE reminds customers to stay as cool and safe as possible By Caroline Aoyagi-Stom Southern California Edison – It’s about to get a lot hotter in Southern California. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for the area starting Friday. Relief from the triple-digit temperatures is not expected until early next […]

15.08.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Home & Garden, Services ·
FASGI holds Community Day

FASGI holds Community Day

Los Angeles  – The Filipino American Service Group Inc (FASGI) in celebration of “Buwan ng Wika” and Historic Filipinotown 13th Anniversary held its Community Day last Saturday, August 08, 2015 More than 300 people mostly community resident veterans and widows attended the FASGI OPEN HOUSE that featured a pre-launch of FASGI’s new programs for the community. Brief Program New […]

13.08.2015 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Trump out front in new polls, but warning signs emerge

Trump out front in new polls, but warning signs emerge

By Michael Mathes Washington, United States | AFP | – Fresh post-debate polls show real-estate magnate Donald Trump holding his lead Tuesday over rival Republican presidential contenders, even as he insisted he will “keep the door open” to a potential independent run. But the surveys contained mixed news for the brash billionaire, notably that voters […]

13.08.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
La Habra art gallery holds 1st songwriting workshop

La Habra art gallery holds 1st songwriting workshop

By Abner Galino VETERAN singer Mon Concepcion, as the workshop begins, asked me for my definition of songwriting. I groped for words. I wanted to say the work of writing songs but I thought that the definition was too dry. Fortunately everyone put in his/her two cents and we came up with this definition: Telling stories […]

13.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Music ·
New ‘Star Wars’ film images showcase Dark Side

New ‘Star Wars’ film images showcase Dark Side

(Los Angeles-AFP) – The Dark Side is front and center in the latest images of villains from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” — the highly anticipated next chapter in the blockbuster space saga due later this year. Entertainment Weekly on Wednesday released several new photos of baddies Kylo Ren (Adam Driver from “Girls”), Captain Phasma […]

13.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Get the holiday makeup look: Rio

Get the holiday makeup look: Rio

(Relaxnews) – Brazil is nothing short of a beauty mecca. As home to the famous bikini wax, the famous blow dry and some of the world’s most gorgeous supermodels including Gisele and Adriana Lima, how could it be anything else? If you’re heading to the shores of Rio this summer then there are a few […]

13.08.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Omega-3 may block psychosis years later: study

Omega-3 may block psychosis years later: study

(Paris, France-AFP) – Omega-3, a fatty acid found in oily fish, may prevent the onset of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders long after being consumed, according to a study released Tuesday. Up to seven years after taking omega-3 supplements for 12 weeks, young people at “ultra-high” risk were less likely to have suffered the debilitating […]

13.08.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Heart bangs are the latest romantic hair trend

Heart bangs are the latest romantic hair trend

(Relaxnews) – This summer is all about wearing your heart on your face. Weeks after Kendall Jenner’s famous “heart hair” selfie became the hottest thing on Instagram, it transpires that Korean girls have been getting creative by incorporating the shape into their bangs. All summer, South Koreans have been rocking heart-shaped bangs for a cute […]

13.08.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Offbeat ·
Triber, an app to find your friends

Triber, an app to find your friends

(Relaxnews) – Who hasn’t lost track of their friends in a crowd or looked for someone in a restaurant? The Triber app has found the solution to this kind of situation: geolocation. In this period of summer festivals, picnics and tanning sessions on the beach, the Triber app is ever more useful. It works like […]

13.08.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
Allen Dizon hopes to become a better actor even after string of awards

Allen Dizon hopes to become a better actor even after string of awards

Even with all the awards he has accumulated in the last two years, mostly for his role in Jason Paul Laxamana’s “Magkakabaung” as a coffin maker tormented by the guilt of accidentally killing his sick daughter, Allen Dizon feels that he still has long ways to go before he can consider himself an accomplished actor. […]

13.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
Mazda and Suzuki planning Frankfurt crossover reveals

Mazda and Suzuki planning Frankfurt crossover reveals

(Relaxnews) – If any further proof were needed of the growing appeal of crossovers and SUVs among the car-buying public, Suzuki and Mazda will be providing it at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show. On Friday, Suzuki confirmed that Germany is going to be the venue for the unveiling of the Baleno, a crossover-inspired compact hatchback […]

11.08.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Zac Efron set to flex his muscles in the ‘Baywatch’ movie

Zac Efron set to flex his muscles in the ‘Baywatch’ movie

(Relaxnews) – According to The Hollywood Reporter, Zac Efron is set to don a pair of the iconic red trunks in the big screen adaptation of the “most watched show in the world.” Alongside Dwayne Johnson, Efron should begin filming as early as February 2016. Seemingly drowning under wave after wave of trouble for the […]

11.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·