Boxer lauds committee for passing rental car safety measure

Boxer lauds committee for passing rental car safety measure

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) today praised the Senate Commerce Committee for approving the Raechel and Jacqueline Houck Safe Rental Car Act as part of the DRIVE Act, a multi-year surface transportation bill reauthorizing our nation’s highway and transportation programs. The amendment to include the rental car safety measure was approved unanimously. Senator Boxer said, “We are […]

22.07.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Why Paul was ‘worth the wait’ for Toni

Why Paul was ‘worth the wait’ for Toni

Kapamilya star Toni Gonzaga admitted that she turned emotional during her wedding night with husband Paul Soriano, describing it as “worth the wait.” The 31-year-old Gonzaga, who spent eight years with Soriano before finally tying the knot last month, said: “Nung first night talaga namin, naiyak ako nang natapos na ‘yung buong wedding.” “Kasi parang […]

22.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Palace welcomes results of second quarter survey on hunger, lowest since May 2005

Palace welcomes results of second quarter survey on hunger, lowest since May 2005

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacañang has welcomed the results of the Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey on hunger, which showed a 12.7 percent drop in the second quarter of the year, the lowest in a decade. “We welcome the latest results of the Social Weather Stations’ self-rated survey on hunger, which saw a significant drop in […]

22.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Volunteer teams ask for community support to raise funds

Volunteer teams ask for community support to raise funds

Los Angeles, CA – Volunteers have formed teams to ask for friends, family and the community at large to support them in raising money for a good cause: empowering less visible Filipino heroes to speak out, become leaders and serve their community. On Saturday, July 25, the teams are raising money for the nonprofit Pilipino Workers Center […]

22.07.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News, Services ·
Weekend rainstorms soak SoCal

Weekend rainstorms soak SoCal

By Newsroom Staff As of 10 a.m. Monday, there were 3,731 Southern California Edison (SCE) customers without power territory wide, which spans north to the Sierras, south to Orange County, East to the Arizona border and west to Santa Barbara. SCE crews responded where needed. Safety remains SCE’s highest priority. Customers are reminded if they see a downed power line […]

22.07.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Services ·
US remake in the works for Irish comedy ‘The Stag’

US remake in the works for Irish comedy ‘The Stag’

(Relaxnews) – The 2013 film “The Stag,” titled “Bachelor Weekend” in North America, is to inspire a new film after Warner Bros. acquired remake rights. The Hollywood Reporter reports that the remake will be executive produced by two of the original film’s producers. Premiered at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival as “The Stag” and later renamed […]

21.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
Cruise line to add yachts and Boeing jetliner to fleet of ocean liners

Cruise line to add yachts and Boeing jetliner to fleet of ocean liners

(Relaxnews) – In what’s being billed as an industry first, Crystal Cruises has announced an unprecedented expansion plan that includes the launch of luxury ocean, yacht, river cruises — and air travel. In fact, when you factor in ports of call, it could be said that the luxury cruise liner will cover all the main […]

21.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
The 10 best slimming fruits and vegetables

The 10 best slimming fruits and vegetables

(Relaxnews) – Many of us spend the summer holidays getting back into shape and working off some extra pounds. Here is a selection of the 10 best fruits and vegetables to maintain that hard-earned figure. 1/ Melon If your goal is to keep losing weight, melon, which is rich in minerals like beta-carotene, magnesium, phosphorus, […]

21.07.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Sports & Recreation ·
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 ·