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 ·
Elodie Yung to star in Netflix series ‘Marvel’s Daredevil’

Elodie Yung to star in Netflix series ‘Marvel’s Daredevil’

(Relaxnews) – In the second major casting announcement in one month for “Marvel’s Daredevil,” Elodie Yung is to play Elektra. It’s for season two of the series, which is to release on Netflix in 2016, according to Deadline Hollywood. Yung’s resume includes “GI Joe: Retaliation,” and “District 13″ and “Ultimatum.” As a castmember of “Marvel’s Daredevil” […]

08.07.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
Carnival gets US approval for cruises to Cuba

Carnival gets US approval for cruises to Cuba

(Miami-AFP) – Carnival Corporation, the world’s biggest travel and leisure firm, plans to launch cruises to Cuba in May, following the historic thaw between the communist nation and the United States. The US Treasury Department and Commerce Department granted the company approval for the plans, Carnival announced Tuesday, though it has yet to receive Cuban […]

08.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Kyoto named world’s best city 2015 by Travel + Leisure magazine

Kyoto named world’s best city 2015 by Travel + Leisure magazine

(Relaxnews) – For the second year in a row, Kyoto, Japan — a city that could be described as the antithesis to the bustling energy of Tokyo — has been voted the world’s best city by readers of Travel + Leisure magazine. After compiling the scores from its affluent and well-traveled readers, the American travel […]

08.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Greek crisis threatening olive oil, honey and wine supplies

Greek crisis threatening olive oil, honey and wine supplies

(Relaxnews) – You might want to savor that bottle of extra virgin Greek olive oil if the financial crisis in Greece takes a turn for the worse. Because the political fallout is now threatening to spill over to the food supply chain, reports The Independent, and disrupt the flow of beloved exports like olive oil and […]

08.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Dolce & Gabbana launches new fall makeup collection

Dolce & Gabbana launches new fall makeup collection

(Relaxnews) – Dolce & Gabbana has launched its fall makeup collection, inspired by the AW15 catwalk. The Italian fashion house has based the “#dglovesfall” beauty series around duos of pinks and reds, joined by warm, enveloping shades of brown and natural golden hues. It also features splashes of brighter and more vivid colors such as […]

08.07.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
US 2016 hopeful Rubio vows to spur innovation

US 2016 hopeful Rubio vows to spur innovation

Chicago, United States (AFP)   – White House hopeful Marco Rubio vowed to spur innovation and economic growth with sweeping tax cuts and reforms to higher education and immigration in a speech at a Chicago technology hub Tuesday. The Florida senator, who is currently polling in fourth place in a crowded field of candidates jostling […]

08.07.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Dingdong, Marian expecting a baby girl

Dingdong, Marian expecting a baby girl

MANILA (Mabuhay) — DINGDONG Dantes and Marian Rivera are expecting a baby girl. This was revealed by Dantes himself on his Instagram account. He posted a photo of two pink bibs with the caption, “Pretty soon, we will have to make a decision on what she should wear first.” Few minutes later, the actor shared […]

08.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Malacañang welcomes survey results on greater public satisfaction with Aquino administration

Malacañang welcomes survey results on greater public satisfaction with Aquino administration

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Palace on Tuesday welcomed the results of the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showing greater public satisfaction with President Benigno S. Aquino III’s administration. In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said the latest installment of findings from the Second Quarter 2015 SWS Survey showed that public satisfaction with the […]

08.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
ConGen general welcomes partnership with LMU and teach in PHL

ConGen general welcomes partnership with LMU and teach in PHL

Los Angeles – PHL Consul General Leo Herrera-Lim welcomed the Loyola Marymount University School of Education (LMU-SOE)  headed by Dean Shane Martin and in partnership with Teach for the Philippines led by Chairman and Founder Elizabeth Eder Zobel de Ayala in Los Angeles on 24 June 2015. The partnership between LMU’s Teach for America program and Teach for […]

08.07.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
New Filipino priest in LA

New Filipino priest in LA

Archbishop Jose Gomez ordained 30-year-old Fr. Marinello ‘Melo’ R. Saguin to the priesthood, along with seven other men, during a Mass celebrated at the Cathedral of the Angels on May 30, 2015. The son of the late Ruel Aguila Saguin and Marilyn Cervantes Saguin from Los Angeles, said that he first thought of a priestly vocation when he was preparing for the Sacrament of […]

08.07.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Haute Couture week: highlights from Sunday’s shows

Haute Couture week: highlights from Sunday’s shows

(Relaxnews) – Haute Couture has become a byword for unequaled artistry within the fashion industry, and the first day of the Paris Autumn/Winter 2015/16 shows on Sunday didn’t disappoint. Russian designer Ulyana Sergeenko set the bar high with a collection inspired by a woman living in a Soviet Communal Apartment, the setting for a “bizarre form of […]

07.07.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Lifestyle, Photos ·
Polaroid launches Cube+ affordable action cam

Polaroid launches Cube+ affordable action cam

(Relaxnews) – The new diminutive video and stills camera is just 35x35x35mm yet can shoot full HD footage at up to 60 frames a second and will cost just $149 when it starts shipping in August. The Original Polaroid Cube, launched in 2014, proved that it was possible to build a feature-packed, simple-to-use action cam […]

07.07.2015 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Apple looking to bring back music Home Sharing for iOS 9

Apple looking to bring back music Home Sharing for iOS 9

(Relaxnews) – The Home Sharing feature for music that’s currently unavailable on iOS 8.4 is expected to return to iOS 9. Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue tweeted the announcement that he and his team are at work to revive the feature in response to a tweet that says “Hey @cue, I hope […]

07.07.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Japan joins US-Australia war games amid China tensions

Japan joins US-Australia war games amid China tensions

by Glenda KWEK Sydney, Australia (AFP)   – The United States and Australia kicked off a massive joint biennial military exercise on Sunday, with Japan taking part for the first time as tensions with China over territorial rows loom over the drills. The two-week “Talisman Sabre” exercise in the Northern Territory and Queensland state involves […]

07.07.2015 · Filled under: World News ·
Barcelona struggles with rising tide of tourists

Barcelona struggles with rising tide of tourists

(Barcelona-AFP) – Tourists are vital to Barcelona’s economy, but the 27 million people who visit each year have become a headache for the new mayor as she battles to save the iconic Spanish Mediterranean port from becoming a bland theme park. “Tourists go home” is frequently found painted on the walls of buildings in the […]

07.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Paris fashion week: Schiaparelli and Dior steal the show

Paris fashion week: Schiaparelli and Dior steal the show

(Relaxnews) – The Parisian catwalks were awash with color at the city’s haute couture shows on Monday, with Schiaparelli and Dior stealing the show. Bertrand Guyon’s debut collection for the recently re-established Italian house Schiaparelli was a strong one, in all senses of the word. Colors were bold and spirited, ranging from ruby reds and hot pinks […]

07.07.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos ·