Ice Bucket Challenge donations fueling research

Ice Bucket Challenge donations fueling research

(Relaxnews) – On the one-year anniversary of the Ice Bucket Challenge, Project A.L.S. has announced that 100 percent of donations raised through the social media phenomenon have now been used toward research. Begun in mid-summer 2015 by two ALS patients, the Ice Bucket Challenge called on social media users to post a video in which […]

21.07.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Miley Cyrus to host 2015 MTV Video Music Awards

Miley Cyrus to host 2015 MTV Video Music Awards

(Relaxnews) – US pop star Miley Cyrus has announced she’ll be hosting this year’s MTV VMAs, set to air live on August 30. Cyrus announced the news via Instagram in two side-by-side images reading “MTV won’t let me perform” “so I’m hosting this year’s VMAs.” MTV later confirmed the news. Cyrus won the award for Video of the […]

21.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
PNP opens compound of controversial ‘White House’ to media

PNP opens compound of controversial ‘White House’ to media

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – For the first time since it was built in 2013, the Philippine National Police (PNP) chief’s controversial official residential compound – dubbed the “White House” – has been opened to the media. Chief Supt. Wilben Mayor showed to members of the media on Friday the façade of the new house which has […]

21.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·

California payment processing company owner pleads guilty to fraud

WASHINGTON – The owner and operator of a payment processing company that was involved in the unauthorized withdrawal of millions of dollars from consumers’ bank accounts pleaded guilty to fraud, the Justice Department announced today. Neil Godfrey, 76, of Santa Ana, California, pleaded guilty to a one-count information charging him with wire fraud in the […]

21.07.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Patrick Garcia to be a father again soon

Patrick Garcia to be a father again soon

More than three months since he tied the knot with Nikka Martinez, Patrick Garcia is elated that they will soon be blessed with another member in the family. On Instagram, Garcia shared a picture of Martinez’s ultrasound test. In the caption, the actor wrote: “Thank you Lord for this blessing of ours!” Martinez, on the […]

21.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
US navy rescues 11 Pinoy fishermen from sinking boat

US navy rescues 11 Pinoy fishermen from sinking boat

  Manila, Philippines (AFP)  – A US navy ship has rescued 11 Filipino fishermen after monsoon rains caused their boat to capsize in the South China Sea, the American embassy and provincial officials in the Philippines said. A photograph of Sunday’s rescue released by the US embassy showed several of the fishermen on the upper […]

21.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
SCE crews restore power in Long Beach

SCE crews restore power in Long Beach

By SCE Newsroom Staff Southern California Edison (SCE) crews have restored service to all customers affected by the Long Beach outage. Some customers who had been on SCE-provided generators have had their power transferred back from the generator to the SCE system. Additional outages may occur as a result of the current rain storm. If you are […]

21.07.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Services ·
Asia’s shifting social landscape the focus of fifth Asian Art Biennial

Asia’s shifting social landscape the focus of fifth Asian Art Biennial

(Relaxnews) – The fifth Asian Art Biennial, opening in Taiwan on September 19, is to focus on Asia’s changing socio-political contexts via its 2015 theme, “Artist Making Movement.” Iris Shu-Ping Huang of the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts is curating the biennial’s 2015 edition, having done the same in 2013 and 2011. Over nearly […]

20.07.2015 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment ·
Japan opens doors to world’s first hotel run entirely by robots

Japan opens doors to world’s first hotel run entirely by robots

(Relaxnews) – Japan has opened the doors to the world’s first automated, robot-staffed hotel, replacing people with pretty, lifelike lady humanoid receptionists and a bow tie-wearing, dinosaur concierge. At the Henn-na Hotel, or ‘Strange Hotel,’ guests check in, check out, get their rooms cleaned and their luggage conveyed by a fleet of blinking, beeping and rolling robots […]

20.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Offbeat, Science & Technology ·
‘Ant-Man,’ a super-hero who doesn’t take himself seriously

‘Ant-Man,’ a super-hero who doesn’t take himself seriously

(Los Angeles-AFP) – Disney’s latest big-screen Marvel superhero doesn’t take himself too seriously. And that’s a good thing, with a name like Ant-Man. “This is a guy flying on the back of an ant, this is not the Winter Soldier,” laughed Paul Rudd, referring to the arch-foe of Captain America. “Marvel is well aware of […]

20.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Maja has all the right moves

Maja has all the right moves

You can’t bring a good woman down. More so Maja Salvador, who has definitely paid her dues before reaping the benefits of hard work. Though suffering a personal setback with her split from actor Gerald Anderson, things continue to look up for the actress-singer-dancer. She is busy with the TV series “Bridges Of Love” and […]

20.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Sens. McCain, Corker, Reed, Cardin praise PHL efforts to peacefully resolve territorial disputes

Sens. McCain, Corker, Reed, Cardin praise PHL efforts to peacefully resolve territorial disputes

Washington, D.C. ­– U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Jack Reed (D-RI), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and Ben Cardin (D-MD), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement today in support of efforts by the Philippines to peacefully resolve […]

20.07.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
PHL Embassy repatriates OFWs from Iraq

PHL Embassy repatriates OFWs from Iraq

BAGHDAD – The Philippine Embassy has repatriated the first batch of overseas Filipino workers who asked to be brought home after their families expressed fears for their safety due to the security situation in Iraq. The Embassy said the first three of 19 Filipino employees of an upscale Baghdad restaurant were repatriated on Thursday and are scheduled […]

20.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Pope laments corruption as ‘gangrene of a people’

Pope laments corruption as ‘gangrene of a people’

By Paula Bustamante / Kelly Velasquez Asuncion, Paraguay (AFP)  – Pope Francis decried the scourge of corruption as the “gangrene of a people” on Saturday in Paraguay, one of the poorest countries in South America and where graft is rampant. The 78-year-old pope – in Paraguay on the last stop of a three-nation tour of […]

20.07.2015 · Filled under: World News ·
‘The Kitchen’ star Katie Lee shares her tips for easy summer entertaining

‘The Kitchen’ star Katie Lee shares her tips for easy summer entertaining

(Relaxnews) – When Katie Lee describes her idea of summer entertaining, she conjures up long, languid days in the Hamptons and simple but elegant dinner parties that turn peaches into table centerpieces and humble ingredients into stars. It’s a charmed life she leads. Lee, 33, co-host of The Food Network’s “The Kitchen,” lives in the […]

‘The Main Event’ at Knotts Berry to settle issues between N. Zuniga and J. Obregon

‘The Main Event’ at Knotts Berry to settle issues between N. Zuniga and J. Obregon

The issue has to be settled between two iconic singers whose different styles make for an interesting musical duel. Like wine, these two claimants to the singing throne have mellowed over the years since their first encounter in the Main Event at the Rizal Theater in Makati more than three decades ago. The protagonists would […]

20.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Samsung announces global launch for Galaxy Tab S2

Samsung announces global launch for Galaxy Tab S2

(Relaxnews) – Samsung’s newest tablet is set to launch globally in August, the company announced on Monday. At 5.6mm thick and weighing either 389g for the 9.7-inch model or 265g for the 8-inch, the Galaxy Tab S2 is said to be the thinnest and lightest on the market in its size. The metal-frame tablet boasts […]

20.07.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Vic & Emmy: A celebration of love through the years

Vic & Emmy: A celebration of love through the years

By Mylene Billups Fifty years of marriage is a milestone that every married couple strives for.  My parents, Vic and Emy Paysan celebrated their 50 years of Catholic marriage on May 1, 2015.  Originally, they didn’t want to celebrate it with fuss; but the children made sure our parents’ milestone was recognized with a church […]

20.07.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
‘The Vampire Diaries’ season 7 will have 3 new villains

‘The Vampire Diaries’ season 7 will have 3 new villains

(Relaxnews) – Elizabeth Blackmore, Teressa Liane and Scarlett Byrne have been signed for “The Vampire Diaries” season seven, all of whom are set to appear in the opening episode according to The Hollywood Reporter. During a panel at Comic-Con 2015, “The Vampire Diaries” co-creator Julie Plec teased the audience that they would be introducing some “nasty, […]

16.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Katy Perry secures fashion icon status with H&M holiday campaign

Katy Perry secures fashion icon status with H&M holiday campaign

(Relaxnews) – Katy Perry has bagged herself another major fashion campaign — this time as the festive face of H&M. The US pop star has been revealed as the star of the store’s 2015 holiday campaign and is set to feature in a global TV and print ad series which the brand promises will be […]