Infrastructure partnership, major agenda in APEC meeting in Tagaytay

Infrastructure partnership, major agenda in APEC meeting in Tagaytay

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Delegates of member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) will meet at the Taal Vista Hotel in Tagaytay City on Wednesday, March 4 for the Asia-Pacific Infrastructure Partnership Dialogue 2015. During the meeting, delegates will discuss emerging trends and issues on urban infrastructure and financing, get an overview of the Urban […]

03.03.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Uncertainty dogs Obama’s immigration plans

Uncertainty dogs Obama’s immigration plans

Washington, United States | AFP |   – US President Barack Obama faces a tough political and legal battle to drive through an amnesty for five million illegal immigrants, but uncertainty may prove as big a hurdle as Congress or the courts. Sitting opposite Obama in the Oval Office on February 4, 19-year-old Mexico-born Steven […]

03.03.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Torrance, Calif. native serves aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush

Torrance, Calif. native serves aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush

By Joshua Treadwell Chief Mass Communication Specialist, Navy Office of Community Outreach NORFOLK, Va. – A 2011 West Torrance High School graduate and Torrance, Calif., native is serving on one of the world’s largest warships, the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush. Fireman Alexa Vega is an electrician’s mate aboard the Norfolk-based ship, […]

03.03.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, U.S. News ·
Jackie Forster denies having sex, using drugs in front of kids

Jackie Forster denies having sex, using drugs in front of kids

Former actress Jackie Forster took to social media to address two rumors that have been haunting her for years. In a series of Instagram posts, Forster denied having sex and using drugs in front of her children in Boracay. These two things were rumored to be the reasons why her two sons, Andre and Kobe […]

03.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Phone firms and the quest for the 5G Holy Grail

Phone firms and the quest for the 5G Holy Grail

(Barcelona-AFP) – Lightning-quick downloads, driverless cars and remote surgery: telecom firms are racing to develop a new generation of “5G” mobile networks that could start to change the world in five years. Executives and regulators from Asia, Europe and the United States jousted to define their quest for the 5G Holy Grail on Tuesday at […]

03.03.2015 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Money & Business, Science & Technology ·
Long-term paracetamol use poses risk, says study

Long-term paracetamol use poses risk, says study

(Paris, France-AFP) – Doctors may be under-estimating the risks to patients from long-term use of paracetamol, the world’s most popular painkiller, researchers said Tuesday. Chronic users of the drug — people who typically take large, daily doses over several years — may increase their risk of death, or kidney, intestinal and heart problems, they found. […]

03.03.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
‘Divergent’ fever? Other dystopian teen fiction to feed your fandom

‘Divergent’ fever? Other dystopian teen fiction to feed your fandom

(Relaxnews) – Veronica Roth, author of the “Divergent” trilogy, has a new book coming in 2017. In the meantime, what is a teen fiction fan to do? As the second “Divergent” film, “Insurgent” hits theaters this month, the trilogy’s scribe has announced she’s got two books on the way. The first, said to be “in […]

03.03.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film ·
Peanuts may reduce risk of death, heart disease

Peanuts may reduce risk of death, heart disease

(Washington, United States-AFP) – Eating peanuts, in small amounts, may reduce the risk of mortality, especially death from cardiovascular disease, a new study Monday showed. The report compiles research from people of varying races, including Caucasians, African Americans and Asians, all from low income backgrounds. Researchers found that consuming peanuts regularly reduced mortality among men […]

03.03.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Polish castle to set the scene for real-life wizarding school

Polish castle to set the scene for real-life wizarding school

(Relaxnews) – Fans of the Harry Potter series and the magical arts have launched a crowdsourcing campaign that aims to bring a College of Wizardry to life, and — if all goes well —  turn a castle in Poland into a permanent school of sorcery. Within three days of being posted on crowdfunding site Indiegogo […]

Apple overtakes Samsung in global smartphone sales for the first time since 2011

Apple overtakes Samsung in global smartphone sales for the first time since 2011

(Relaxnews) – Apple overtook Samsung to become the number one smartphone retailer in the fourth quarter of 2014, knocking the South Korean giant off the top spot for the first time since 2011, according to new figures from Gartner. Worldwide smartphone sales saw a record fourth quarter, totaling 367.5 million units. In 2014, sales of […]

03.03.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
Balita Photo Editor Auctions Off Best Work for a Cause

Balita Photo Editor Auctions Off Best Work for a Cause

Weekend Balita Photo Editor Benny Uy has auctioned off one of his best works to raise funds for a scholarship program for the children of slain journalists in the Philippines. “I’m very thankful to those supporting my efforts,” said Uy, who has used his wide community network and strong presence in social media to solicit bids for his […]

03.03.2015 · Filled under: Art, Local News ·
Bill to exempt Pacquiao from taxes mulled

Bill to exempt Pacquiao from taxes mulled

MANILA, Mar 2 (Mabuhay) – The chairman of the Senate ways and means committee said a bill seeking to give Manny Pacquiao tax exemption on his earnings as a boxing champion is a good measure that would recognize his contributions to the country. In a statement, Senator Juan Edgardo Angara said he will consider the […]

02.03.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News, Sports & Recreation ·
L.A.’s January water use continues to decline

L.A.’s January water use continues to decline

LADWP customers urged to conserve more as drought persists LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) today released its water conservation numbers for January 2015 showing a 22% reduction since January 2007 – the year that the city’s water conservation ordinance was implemented, and a 15.8% reduction in water use […]

02.03.2015 · Filled under: Environment, U.S. News ·
President Aquino says Philippines, France share same principles in building a peaceful nation

President Aquino says Philippines, France share same principles in building a peaceful nation

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III on Thursday pledged support for the people of France in building a peaceful nation by upholding human dignity and promoting the rule of law. In his toast during the state dinner in honor of visiting French President François Hollande at the Rizal Hall of Malacañang Palace, President […]

02.03.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Sandara open to working with John Lloyd

Sandara open to working with John Lloyd

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — K-POP star Sandara Park has welcomed the idea of working with Kapamilya drama actor John Lloyd Cruz in a local movie project. “Gustong gusto ko yan kasi talagang I really love his movies and his acting. Nakaka-in love yung mata niya kapag umaarte kaya sobrang excited ako ‘pag nangyari,” the 2NE1 singer […]

02.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
What’s behind the New Nordic Diet

What’s behind the New Nordic Diet

(Relaxnews) – Everyone’s talking about the Nordic Diet, but what’s the part about it being new? We’ve got the lowdown on that and what the diet entails to help you stay healthy or lose weight — whatever your goals may be. A dynamic combination of gourmet and science, the New Nordic Diet was developed at the University […]

02.03.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Madonna releases dates for ‘Rebel Heart’ tour

Madonna releases dates for ‘Rebel Heart’ tour

(Relaxnews) – Madonna has announced the dates for her “Rebel Heart” tour, set to take in North America and Europe from this summer. The 35-city tour will kick off in Miami on August 29 before taking in the sights of New York, LA, Chicago, Montreal and more before heading over to Europe, where the Queen […]

02.03.2015 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Home & Garden, International Stars, Music ·
UK coins to feature new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II

UK coins to feature new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II

(London-AFP) – A new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II which will appear on coins in Britain was unveiled Monday — only the fifth one of her 63-year reign. The likeness shows the 88-year-old monarch facing right in profile and wearing a crown and drop earrings. It replaces a previous portrait which dates back to 1998. […]

02.03.2015 · Filled under: Art, Home & Garden, International Stars, World News ·
Bill Gates still world’s richest man, Forbes says

Bill Gates still world’s richest man, Forbes says

(New York-AFP) – Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates kept his spot as the world’s richest man, a rank he has held for 16 of the past 21 years, Forbes magazine said Monday. The Microsoft co-founder’s fortune increased $3.2 billion since last year to $79.2 billion, the business magazine said, despite a $1.5 billion gift of Microsoft […]

02.03.2015 · Filled under: Home & Garden, International Stars, Science & Technology ·
Jamie Dornan from ‘Fifty Shades’ to WWII

Jamie Dornan from ‘Fifty Shades’ to WWII

(Relaxnews) – One of the hottest properties in Hollywood, thanks to his starring role in box-office smash “Fifty Shades of Grey,” Dornan is set to thrash the Nazis in his next big-screen outing. As first reported by Screen Daily, the star has signed on to play the lead role in “Anthropoid,” a wartime thriller based on […]

02.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, International Stars ·