Noli Me Tangere hurdles 2nd restaging in LA, producers eye San Diego

Noli Me Tangere hurdles 2nd restaging in LA, producers eye San Diego

By Abner Galino For actor Miguel Vera, the second time around must have always been sweeter (pun intended, or not). Happily meeting the press after the successful restaging of the well-known play Noli Me Tangere at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, Vera said he was happy with his performance as the lead character […]

13.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Enchong’s album reaches platinum status

Enchong’s album reaches platinum status

 Enchong Dee’s self-titled album has reached the platinum status ahead of his upcoming solo concert. Star Music representatives said Dee’s album reached platinum three months after it reached gold status. “Maraming salamat po sa tiwala. Maliit na project lang po ito noong simula pero pinalaki niyo. Sa buong Star Music family ko, salamat. At sa […]

13.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Grandmother-turned-flight attendant featured on new airline series

Grandmother-turned-flight attendant featured on new airline series

(Relaxnews) – Proving that it’s never too late, a 59-year-old grandmother is serving as a beacon of hope for women who’ve always fantasized about becoming a flight attendant but thought they were past their prime. It would be no stretch to describe the industry as partial to young, attractive, carefree men and women who are […]

10.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment ·
UN tribunal to assess PHL’s arguments vs. China

UN tribunal to assess PHL’s arguments vs. China

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The five-member United Nations (UN) arbitral tribunal based in The Netherlands is set to deliberate on Friday whether or not it will give weight to the Philippines’ arguments on the jurisdiction of the case it filed against China. In a statement, deputy presidential spokesperson Usec. Abigail Valte said the tribunal will be […]

10.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Watch: first trailer for ‘Miss You Already’

Watch: first trailer for ‘Miss You Already’

(Relaxnews) – New comedy drama starring Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette is heading to cinemas this Fall. The film centres on the relationship between Barrymore (Jess) and Collette (Milly).  They’ve always been best friends despite being polar opposites but as they approach their 40s, could pregnancy problems and a cancer diagnoses push their bond to […]

10.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Asian Americans rapidly on the move

Asian Americans rapidly on the move

Buying power expected to hit $1-T by 2018 By Hannah De Castro-Abinuman Asian Americans are making a significant and powerful impact on the new American mainstream. Nielsen’s 2015 Asian American Consumer report entitled, “Asian-Americans: Culturally Connected and Forging the Future,” radically highlights how this flourishing segment is making a powerful impact on today’s economy and […]

10.07.2015 · Filled under: Asian News ·
Don’t whine about the price: Japan grapes sell for $8,000

Don’t whine about the price: Japan grapes sell for $8,000

(Tokyo-AFP) – A bunch of Japanese grapes has sold for a record one million yen ($8,200), or $315 per berry — no trifling matter even in a country where fruit can cost a small fortune. The record-setting bunch of 26 “Ruby Roman” grapes was the highest-priced at this year’s first auction in Kanazawa, 300 kilometres […]

10.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
5 spots to watch the Bastille Day fireworks for free

5 spots to watch the Bastille Day fireworks for free

(Relaxnews) – On Tuesday, July 14, at precisely 11pm, the city of Paris will let loose its traditional fireworks extravaganza, the theme of which this year is “Paris Welcomes the World.” If you don’t feel like shelling out the big bucks for a gorgeous terrace with a prime view of the Iron Lady, here are […]

10.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations ·
First official Princess Charlotte Christening pictures published

First official Princess Charlotte Christening pictures published

(Relaxnews) – Kensington Palace has released four images to the press shot by legendary photographer Mario Testino. The images, taken immediately after the ceremony at Sandringham estate on July 5, show Princess Charlotte with her parents and elder brighter Prince George as well as a group shot featuring the Queen and Prince Phillip. Mario Testino […]

10.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, International Stars ·
McCain suggests US ‘losing’ against IS

McCain suggests US ‘losing’ against IS

Washington, United States (AFP)   – US Senator John McCain blasted the military strategy against the Islamic State group Tuesday, suggesting the United States was “losing” the fight and criticizing the pace of training for Syrian rebels. Several lawmakers including McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, grilled Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and the military’s top […]

10.07.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
US-Cuba thaw ends continent’s polarization: Vatican

US-Cuba thaw ends continent’s polarization: Vatican

Vatican City, Holy See (AFP) – The re-establishment of US-Cuban diplomatic ties ends the Cold War on the American continent and lifts an “ideological barrier,” the Vatican’s chief diplomat said Friday. In an interview with the Roman Catholic Italian daily Avvenire, Paul Gallagher, a British archbishop who is the Vatican’s de facto foreign minister, said […]

10.07.2015 · Filled under: World News ·
China needs long-range strategic bomber: state media

China needs long-range strategic bomber: state media

Beijing, China (AFP)   – China needs to develop a long-range strategic bomber to strike adversaries farther away from its coast in the event of conflict, state media reported Tuesday, quoting defence experts. Beijing has been steadily beefing up its military through years of double-digit increases in defense spending, rapidly expanding its naval power, commissioning […]

10.07.2015 · Filled under: World News ·
WHO needs urgent change to tackle health crises: experts

WHO needs urgent change to tackle health crises: experts

London, United Kingdom (AFP)    – The World Health Organization (WHO) is unprepared to deal with crises like the Ebola outbreak and requires fundamental change, supported by an increase in funding, experts warned Tuesday. More than 11,000 people have died from the highly infectious Ebola virus in the past 18 months, most of them in […]

10.07.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, World News ·
New teaser for ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2′

New teaser for ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2′

(Relaxnews) – The official site of the upcoming fourth installment in the “Hunger Games” movie series released a new teaser on Wednesday. Jennifer Lawrence will once again play the heroine, Katniss, who will finally confront the president of Panam, Mr. Snow (Donald Sutherland), whose attempts to destroy her have only increased in ferocity and frequency. […]

09.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Football: Superstar Ronaldo meets near-nude clone in Tokyo

Football: Superstar Ronaldo meets near-nude clone in Tokyo

(Tokyo, Japan-AFP) – Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo came face to face with a scantily clad life-size double on Wednesday when Japanese scientists unveiled a “cyber clone” of the Portuguese pin-up. The 30-year-old, who was in Tokyo to promote an electric muscle stimulator for sculpting a washboard stomach, gave the thumbs-up to the doppelganger with […]

Omega-3 breakthrough could help fish farms: UK scientists

Omega-3 breakthrough could help fish farms: UK scientists

London (AFP)-AFP) – Omega-3 fish oils can be grown in fields using genetically modified oilseed crops, British researchers said as they released trial results this week. The discovery could, subject to further research, eventually mean the creation of a more sustainable supply of fish oil for fish farms, which need them to nurture their produce. […]

09.07.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
GrabCar becomes Philippines’ first authorised ride-sharing app

GrabCar becomes Philippines’ first authorised ride-sharing app

(Manila-AFP) – Philippine transport authorities authorised GrabCar as the first company to operate under new rules governing ride-sharing apps, state and company officials said Wednesday. Singapore-based GrabCar got the jump on US rival Uber which is still submitting documents to comply with the Philippines’ new regulations, said Mary Ann Salada, spokeswoman of the government’s land […]

09.07.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Europe reacts to US ban on trans fats

Europe reacts to US ban on trans fats

(Relaxnews) – The European society of cardiology (ESC) issued a welcoming statement in response to the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent ban on trans fats on Wednesday. “The European society of cardiology welcomes FDA decision to ban industrial trans fats,” reads the statement. The FDA will phase out the use of trans fats […]

09.07.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Clinton blames Republican ‘attacks’ for image slump

Clinton blames Republican ‘attacks’ for image slump

Washington, United States (AFP)   – Hillary Clinton accused Republicans Tuesday of waging a “constant barrage of attacks” on her and blamed them for whipping up doubts about her trustworthiness over an email scandal that threatens her White House ambitions. The 2016 Democratic presidential frontrunner said the issue of her private email account and personal […]

09.07.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Joseph Gelito: Channeling Kapitan Tiyago

Joseph Gelito: Channeling Kapitan Tiyago

By Nimfa U. Rueda At a time when the use of digital technology are hampering people’s attention spans, entertainer Joseph Gelito has had to be very creative with his stage antics. He dazzles his audiences with killer punchlines and sizzling one-liners. His comedy shticks with drag queens are outrageous. This Saturday, he will embark into […]

08.07.2015 · Filled under: Art, Books, Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings ·