Ferry may have been overloaded, death toll rises to 61

Ferry may have been overloaded, death toll rises to 61

Ormoc City, Philippines (AFP)   – The death toll from a ferry that capsized in the central Philippines has risen to 61, the coast guard said Sunday, indicating that the vessel was overloaded. Whether the ferry was carrying too many people will be part of an investigation into last week’s disaster off the city of […]

06.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Beijing’s South China Sea runway ‘nearly complete’: US think-tank

Beijing’s South China Sea runway ‘nearly complete’: US think-tank

Beijing, China (AFP) – Beijing has nearly completed building a 3,000-metre (9,800-foot) airstrip on a reef in disputed waters in the South China Sea, where tensions are mounting with its neighbors, a US think-tank said. A satellite picture taken on Sunday showed that China was paving and marking the runway on Fiery Cross Reef and […]

06.07.2015 · Filled under: Asian News ·
‘Jurassic World’ stomps rivals at N. American box office

‘Jurassic World’ stomps rivals at N. American box office

(Los Angeles-AFP) – Dinosaur blockbuster “Jurassic World” showed no signs of extinction at North American movie theaters this weekend, taking the top spot for the fourth week running, according to industry estimates Sunday. The fourth film in the popular “Jurassic Park” series brought in $30.9 million over the weekend, bringing total earnings to $558 million […]

06.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
105 years of automotive history on display at the new Alfa Romeo museum

105 years of automotive history on display at the new Alfa Romeo museum

(Relaxnews) – This week, the Museo Storico Alfa Romeo in Arese, Italy, opened its doors to the public after a four-year restoration and renovation project, while presenting the new Giulia. The museum not only exhibits some of the Italian brand’s most iconic cars, it also has lots of activities to entertain visitors. The museum, designed […]

06.07.2015 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Motoring ·
Pre-marriage weddingmoons trend among stressed out couples

Pre-marriage weddingmoons trend among stressed out couples

(Relaxnews) – Aunt Patricia has just separated from Uncle John, meaning you have to rearrange the seating chart. The caterer has just made local news because they sickened dozens with food poisoning. And you just can’t seem to get rid of those last five pounds for the big day. Enter the weddingmoon. Or the me-moon. […]

Eel-flavored soda to launch in Japan

Eel-flavored soda to launch in Japan

(Relaxnews) – For all those times we’ve said to ourselves, “gosh, I could really go for a tall, cold glass of eel juice,” a Japanese drinks manufacturer has gone and brewed a batch. Produced by Kimura Inryou, a drinks company based in Shizuoka Prefecture, which is famous for its unagi (eel), the drink is made […]

06.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Watch: Nicolas Cage trying on his Superman suit

Watch: Nicolas Cage trying on his Superman suit

(Relaxnews) – Never-before-seen footage of Nicolas Cage as Superman has been unearthed and posted online by the LA Times. The video, which shows an incredibly lean-looking Cage trying on an all-blue super suit that he would have sported in the 1998 film “Superman Lives,” has come to light. In 1997, Cage signed on to play the […]

06.07.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Palace: PHL officials in Greece ready measures for worst-case scenarios

Palace: PHL officials in Greece ready measures for worst-case scenarios

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Philippine officials in Greece are preparing measures to address so-called worst-case scenarios stemming from Greece’s referendum on a bailout reform package, Malacañang said Saturday. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said the Philippine embassy there is monitoring the situation and its effect on Filipinos there, including overseas Filipino workers making remittances home. “So […]

06.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
California proclaims special day honoring Fil-Am labor leader

California proclaims special day honoring Fil-Am labor leader

It’s official: California will observe a Larry Itliong Day each year to honor the legacy of the Filipino American labor organizer who fought for racial justice and farmworkers’ rights. Governor Jerry Brown yesterday (Wednesday in Manila) signed into law AB 7 proclaiming the commemorative day on October 25, Itliong’s birthday. “Larry Itliong was one of the greatest […]

06.07.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Don’t believe LP demolition job, Binay tells bishops

Don’t believe LP demolition job, Binay tells bishops

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Vice President Jejomar Binay has appealed to the influential Catholic Church not to believe the supposed “demolition by perception” being allegedly conducted against him by his political detractors. In an eight-page letter to several bishops, Binay said the investigation against him “only intends to influence perception. This is not about justice or […]

06.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Marisa Tomei joins ‘Empire’

Marisa Tomei joins ‘Empire’

(Relaxnews) – Fox has signed up Oscar-winning actress Marisa Tomei to the cast list of its show “Empire”. The star is set to join Alicia Keys, Chris Rock, Lenny Kravitz and Adam Rodriguez on season 2 of the show, according to The Hollywood Reporter. She will play the character of Mimi Whiteman, a hip-hop loving […]

05.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘Tabing Ilog’ remake? Kaye Abad has casting suggestions

‘Tabing Ilog’ remake? Kaye Abad has casting suggestions

If ever there would be a remake of the ‘90s series “Tabing Ilog,” Kaye Abad already knows who she wants to take on her role as Eds in the teen-oriented drama. Abad admitted she thinks Kathryn Bernardo is a perfect fit for the role because of her Filipina features. “Magagaling na rin ‘yung mga bata […]

05.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
‘Hello Kitty’ to be turned into a film

‘Hello Kitty’ to be turned into a film

(Relaxnews) – The famous white Japanese cartoon character with a red bow is getting her very own movie. It was announced on July 3 that “Hello Kitty” will be turned into a film by the lifestyle company Sanrio. The movie is set to be released in 2019, and has a budget of between $160-240 million. […]

05.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film ·
Foodies could be the healthiest among us: study

Foodies could be the healthiest among us: study

(Relaxnews) – We think of those who love fine food and trying new dishes as being indulgent and even gluttonous, yet a new study suggests the opposite: Foodies weigh less and could be in better health than the less adventurous among us. Hailing from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab in the US, the research […]

05.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
New Mall of Qatar to equal the size of 50 soccer fields

New Mall of Qatar to equal the size of 50 soccer fields

(Relaxnews) – More details have emerged on a new luxury mall set to open in Doha, Qatar that will feature the biggest 3D IMAX theater in the world. Set to open its doors in 2016, Mall of Qatar will become the biggest shopping and entertainment complex in Qatar and aims to become a premier shopping […]

05.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment ·
Lancôme to release its Trésor Midnight Rose as a rich elixir

Lancôme to release its Trésor Midnight Rose as a rich elixir

(Relaxnews) – Four years after launching Trésor Midnight Rose, Lancôme is unveiling a new look for this fruity and floral scent based on the rose, the French luxury brand’s signature flower. With “Trésor Midnight Rose Elixir d’Orient,” the hidden face of the Damask rose is revealed at the heart of a fancy nectar. The fragrance […]

05.07.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Herbal medicine? St. John’s Wort could make you sick: study

Herbal medicine? St. John’s Wort could make you sick: study

(Relaxnews) – The yellow-flowering plant is commonly used as a herbal alternative to treat depression, however, new research suggests it could produce the same adverse side effects as pharmaceutical antidepressants. A research team from the University of Adelaide in Australia compared the effects of St. John’s Wort against those of fluoxetine — better known by […]

05.07.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
US Supreme Court halts Texas abortion clinics closure

US Supreme Court halts Texas abortion clinics closure

Washington, United States (AFP)  – The US Supreme Court on Monday temporarily halted the closure of most of the abortion clinics in Texas, two days before rules forcing them to shut their doors were due to go into effect. Abortion providers said the rules—which included requiring clinics to follow costly hospital-like building standards—amount to a […]

05.07.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Growing IT  industries in PHL prime for investment

Growing IT industries in PHL prime for investment

WASHINGTON, DC – Recent developments and policy changes in Information Technology and Business Process Management (IT/BPM) in the Philippines are making the country ripe for investment and poising it to ride a new wave of revolution in information and communications technology (ICT). This was the message of government officials and business leaders who traveled to […]

05.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Junjun Binay blasts PNP: We didn’t start violence

Junjun Binay blasts PNP: We didn’t start violence

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Suspended Makati Mayor Junjun Binay insisted Thursday that his supporters did not start the commotion outside city hall earlier this week, saying it was the police who instigated the violence. He also said he does not expect his family to get a fair investigation from the Philippine National Police since they are […]

03.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·