US issuing visas again, but warns of backlog

US issuing visas again, but warns of backlog

Washington, United States (AFP) Tuesday 6/23/2015 – The United States has begun to fix a hardware problem that crashed its visa processing system, issuing 45,000 permits in the past day as it works through a big backlog. Some 33 embassies and consulates representing 66 percent of normal capacity were now back online including Beijing, one […]

23.06.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Aquino endorses TESDA chief for ‘bigger responsibility’ in govt

Aquino endorses TESDA chief for ‘bigger responsibility’ in govt

MANILA, June 23 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday heaped praises on Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) chief Joel Villanueva, saying he said should have a “bigger responsibility” in government. In a speech during TESDA graduation rites in Pasay, Aquino said officials like Villanueva, whose name is being floated as a […]

23.06.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Obama golfs in drought-stricken California desert

Obama golfs in drought-stricken California desert

Rancho Mirage, United States (AFP)   – US President Barack Obama played golf near the desert city of Palm Springs, California Saturday, shrugging off criticism that ambling around thirsty, lush greens was unseemly during a historic drought. Obama is slated to play two courses at the weekend, Sunnylands and Porcupine Creek, a father’s day weekend […]

23.06.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Daniel Padilla attributes success to best people in showbiz

Daniel Padilla attributes success to best people in showbiz

MANILA (Mabuhay) – ASIDE from his legion of supporters, Daniel Padilla attributes his showbiz success to colleagues who work with him behind the camera. The 20-year-old Padilla said he is blessed to be surrounded by the best people in the industry, saying they push him to do better. “Ako feeling ko blessed lang ako sa […]

23.06.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
New Canadian citizenship rules now in effect

New Canadian citizenship rules now in effect

By the time subscribers read this article the laws pertaining to Canadian Citizenship will have changed. While the Canadian government has hinted long ago of changes to key components of Canadian Citizenship eligibility, the exact time of implementation was unknown. The timing of the changes was crucial for many as new rules will no doubt […]

23.06.2015 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
Yoga event draws thousands, including UN chief, to NY’s Times Square

Yoga event draws thousands, including UN chief, to NY’s Times Square

(New York-AFP) – Thousands of people laid out their mats and stretched into yoga exercises in New York’s Times Square Sunday, including the Secretary General of the United Nations, to celebrate the first International Day of Yoga. UN chief Ban Ki-moon, dressed in white, joined the yoga gathering late in the morning in one of […]

22.06.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Bright colors set the tone at MakeUp in Paris

Bright colors set the tone at MakeUp in Paris

(Relaxnews) – The beauty industry is turning its attention to Paris this week as the trade show MakeUp In Paris opens in the French capital. It is the show’s second edition this year, having opened in Seoul in April. It will head to New York and Sao Paulo later in 2015. The trend in Paris […]

22.06.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Christopher impressed by Heart’s ‘maturity’

Christopher impressed by Heart’s ‘maturity’

ONE of the promising new shows on GMA7 that will air soon is “Beautiful Strangers” starring Heart Evangelista, Lovi Poe, Rocco Nacino, Benjamin Alves, and balik-Kapuso actor Christopher de Leon, directed by Albert Langitan. Heart is happy to be reunited with her Tito Boyet, who says he is so impressed by Heart’s maturity as an […]

22.06.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
Ferrari, Porsche, Alpine and Bugatti models on the block at the Artcurial auction in Paris

Ferrari, Porsche, Alpine and Bugatti models on the block at the Artcurial auction in Paris

(Relaxnews) – On June 22, in Paris, Artcurial Motorcars will present the latest edition of its classic “Automobiles sur les Champs” (“Automobiles on the Champs (Elysées)”) and bring together 72 collector cars as well as a selection of automobilia. Among the most eagerly anticipated vehicles in this sale is a 1962 Maserati 3500 GTI Coupé […]

22.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Photos ·
Apple reverses payment policy following Taylor Swift criticism

Apple reverses payment policy following Taylor Swift criticism

(Relaxnews) – Just hours after musician Taylor Swift spoke out against Apple for withholding royalties to artists during its three-month free-trial period, the tech giant backed down and has announced they will be reversing their initial position. On Sunday, Swift released a letter penned to Apple calling their initial policy “shocking” and “disappointing.” She also […]

Clinton backs stiffer gun laws after US church bloodbath

Clinton backs stiffer gun laws after US church bloodbath

San Francisco, United States (AFP)  – Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton issued an impassioned call for gun control Saturday following a “senseless” church massacre that left nine dead and reignited debate about the right to bear arms. In a speech to US mayors in San Francisco, the former first lady said the time has come […]

22.06.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
PHL to argue China sea case at Hague next month

PHL to argue China sea case at Hague next month

Manila, Philippines (AFP)   – The Philippines will argue its case against China’s claim over most of the disputed South China Sea at The Hague next month, the foreign department said Monday. The Netherlands-based UN court is scheduled to conduct a hearing from July 7 on a case lodged by the Philippines in 2013 which […]

22.06.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Torre de Manila construction stopped

Torre de Manila construction stopped

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – THE Supreme Court has issued a restraining order against the construction of the 46-story Torre de Manila. Petitioner Knights of Rizal said the construction mars the view of the Rizal Monument in Luneta. In its petition, they said when Torre de Manila reaches the full height of 46 floors by the target […]

22.06.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Congressional Gold Medal Sought for Filipino WWII Vets

Congressional Gold Medal Sought for Filipino WWII Vets

By Nimfa U. Rueda LOS ANGELES— Legislators Thursday introduced a bill seeking to award a Congressional Gold Medal to Filipino and Filipino-American soldiers who fought during World War II. “Filipino veterans fought bravely alongside American forces during World War II, and our recognition of their service and sacrifice is long overdue,” said Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI). Gabbard and […]

19.06.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Michelle Obama champions $200-M plan for girls’ education

Michelle Obama champions $200-M plan for girls’ education

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  – US First Lady Michelle Obama announced plans for $200 million (177 million euros) in programs to promote girls’ education worldwide on Tuesday as she visited a London school at the start of a European tour. “I’m here because girls like you impress me and inspire me,” Obama told […]

19.06.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Google launches digital Ramadan assistant

Google launches digital Ramadan assistant

(Relaxnews) – Google has launched a Ramadan companion site created to help Muslim users organize their fasts — and feasts. Launched in time with the start of Ramadan, when one billion Muslims begin a month-long fast that breaks daily at sundown, ‘My Ramadan Companion’ serves as a digital assistant and features everything from Iftar recipes […]

Asian cities half of top 10 costliest expat destinations: survey

Asian cities half of top 10 costliest expat destinations: survey

(Hong Kong-AFP) – Asia has become one of the most expensive regions for people working abroad, according to a new survey, with its major cities accounting for half of the top 10 costliest expat destinations. Hong Kong climbed one place from last year to become the world’s second most expensive place for expats, Mercer said […]

19.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Choosing your own diet to lose weight is no guarantee of success

Choosing your own diet to lose weight is no guarantee of success

(Relaxnews) – Is it better to choose your own diet when you’re looking to lose weight? Not necessarily, according to American researchers who led an experiment on the subject. First of all, the best diet is the one you can maintain meticulously and not the one that you choose. Using the opposite hypothesis, that the […]

19.06.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Dove men takes care of dads this Father’s Day with new campaign

Dove men takes care of dads this Father’s Day with new campaign

(Relaxnews) – Dove is known for its campaigns featuring “real women”, but now the personal care brand has turned its attention to dads. Dove Men+Care has launched “First Fatherhood Moments,” a new social media and advertising campaign in the North America celebrating “the emotion, strength and happiness” that men express upon learning they are going […]

19.06.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Philippines tests health app for remote islands

Philippines tests health app for remote islands

(Manila-AFP) – The Philippines is testing an app that will speed up delivery of health services to hundreds of remote island communities, the science department said Thursday. Using the app, designed for tablets using Google’s Android operating system, the health officer of a remote town can upload medical records and clinical information on a patient, […]