LA County Democratic Party endorses higher minimum wage action

LA County Democratic Party endorses higher minimum wage action

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

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

Pokwang on marrying American BF: Yes na yes!

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

30.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·

US tightens rules for visa-free visits after Paris attacks

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

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

TVs and tablets top holiday shopping lists

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

Black Friday online shopping rivals stores: US survey

Black Friday online shopping rivals stores: US survey

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

30.11.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Holidays, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology, Thanksgiving ·
‘Ruthless’ Davao mayor launches presidential bid

‘Ruthless’ Davao mayor launches presidential bid

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The real score between Andre and Yassi

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

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

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

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

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

Mark enjoys being an unwed dad

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

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

Hollywood event pays tribute to slain journalists

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

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

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

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

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

Rome banishes centurions, rickshaws over tourist scams

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

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

Martin Nievera gears up for pre-Christmas show

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

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

PNoy meets with Lumad leaders

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

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

Honda Pilot gets a five-star safety rating

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

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

Jennylyn spreads joy and love

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

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

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

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

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

Italy farmers call for Christmas blacklist of planet-polluting food

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

29.11.2015 · Filled under: Christmas, Destinations, Food & Dining, Holidays ·