Cristine Reyes shares joy of being a mom

Cristine Reyes shares joy of being a mom

For the first time since giving birth in February, Cristine Reyes opened up about her experience as a first-time mother. The 26-year-old actress, who gave birth to her daughter Amarah last February 8, admitted that she and partner Ali Khatibi are still adjusting to their new role as parents. “Kung dati parang makulit lang, ngayon […]

09.06.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
US lawmakers knock Xi for ‘persistent’ China rights abuses

US lawmakers knock Xi for ‘persistent’ China rights abuses

Washington, United States (AFP)  – US lawmakers including presidential candidate Senator Marco Rubio wrote Communist leader Xi Jinping on Thursday’s anniversary of the Tiananmen square crackdown, saying China’s continued rights abuse is a “barrier” to improved bilateral ties. In a letter marking the 26th anniversary of the military’s deadly crushing of pro-democracy protests in central […]

09.06.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Senate passes Leno Bill to modernize digital privacy protections

Senate passes Leno Bill to modernize digital privacy protections

SB 178 protects Californians against warrantless government access to private electronic data on smartphones, tablets and other digital devices SACRAMENTO – The Senate today approved legislation that modernizes California’s privacy laws to keep up with emerging technologies. Senate Bill 178, authored by Senator Leno, protects Californians against warrantless government access to private electronic communications such […]

09.06.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
NSA expands online spying in search for hackers: report

NSA expands online spying in search for hackers: report

Washington, United States (AFP)  – President Barack Obama has approved giving the NSA wider powers to spy on Internet traffic in search of computer hacking by foreign governments or others, US media reported Thursday, citing classified documents. The expanded authority was granted by the Justice Department in two 2012 memos that permit the powerful National […]

09.06.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Watch: Meryl Streep in second ‘Ricki and the Flash’ trailer

Watch: Meryl Streep in second ‘Ricki and the Flash’ trailer

(Relaxnews) – Sony Pictures has released a second trailer for the upcoming film “Ricki and the Flash,” which releases August 7 in the US and UK. Meryl Streep stars as a musician who is attempting to set things right with her grown kids after giving up everything in pursuit of rock stardom. Oscar winner Jonathan […]

08.06.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Roars from the past: Colosseum unveils wild beasts trapdoor

Roars from the past: Colosseum unveils wild beasts trapdoor

(Rome-AFP) – It was the last thing they would see: a trapdoor opening in the floor of the Colosseum to unleash a snarling lion or bear, which sprang for the jugular as the crowds roared. Where prisoners sentenced to a grisly death in ancient Rome’s most barbaric playground once quaked in their sandals, today tourists […]

08.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Creativity and psychosis share a genetic source: study

Creativity and psychosis share a genetic source: study

(Paris-AFP) – Artistic creativity may share genetic roots with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, according to a study published on Monday. The research, published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, delves into a well-known genetic database — the deCODE library of DNA codes derived from samples provided by the population of Iceland. The authors first compared genetic […]

08.06.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Sarah still gets ‘kilig’ working with Piolo

Sarah still gets ‘kilig’ working with Piolo

Geronimo still can’t get over her infatuation for new leading man Piolo Pascual. When the two started filming their upcoming movie, “The Breakup Playlist,” Geronimo had problems finishing a scene because she gets conscious when Pascual stares at her. More than a month after, Geronimo is slowly getting used to it. “Medyo nape-perfect ko na,” […]

08.06.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Mark Neumann: No bitter rivalry against Vin Abrenica

Mark Neumann: No bitter rivalry against Vin Abrenica

MARK Neumann has clarified all is well between him and Vin Abrenica after the latter expressed disappointment in TV5 for apparently prioritizing other talents. In a recent interview with Abrenica, he said that he’s happy for the success of Neumann’s shows on the Kapatid channel, but could not hide his disappointment for not getting more […]

08.06.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Obama struggles for deterrence amid wave of cyberattacks

Obama struggles for deterrence amid wave of cyberattacks

By Andrew Beatty Washington, United States (AFP)   – The audacious hack of data on four million US government employees exposed America’s shaky cyber defenses and the Obama administration’s ongoing struggle to develop an effective deterrence. On April 1 — in the midst of tense negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program – President Barack Obama signed […]

08.06.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Palace: Aquino to mark 117th PHL Independence Day in Iloilo town

Palace: Aquino to mark 117th PHL Independence Day in Iloilo town

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III will be in Iloilo next Friday to lead activities for the country’s 117th Indepdendence Day, Malacañang said Saturday. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said the Iloilo activities will be in Sta. Barbara town where the Philippine flag was raised outside Luzon for the first time. “Doon ang celebration. […]

08.06.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
GAPASCA induction on June 13

GAPASCA induction on June 13

CERRITOS – The Gapan City Association of Southern California (GAPASCA) will hold its Anniversary Ball on Saturday, June 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Cerritos Hotel. Consul Mary Joy Ramirez of the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles is the Inducting Officer and this year’s guest speaker is the Vice Mayor of Vallejo, California, Cmdr. Jesus […]

08.06.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
UN body urges PHL to tackle prison congestion

UN body urges PHL to tackle prison congestion

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — A United Nations torture prevention body has called on the Philippine government to address the “chronic” congestion of detention facilities in the country and to finally enact this year a law that will safeguard the rights of prisoners. In a statement from Geneva on Wednesday, the Subcommittee on the Prevention of Torture […]

05.06.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Can Mistsuoka’s quirky Japanese take on coach-built cars translate to European roads?

Can Mistsuoka’s quirky Japanese take on coach-built cars translate to European roads?

(Relaxnews) – Mitsuoka Motor is a boutique Japanese car company founded in 1968 with a very simple principle: to produce cars that blend classic styling with up-to-date technology. It aims to offer owners the best of both worlds — yesterday’s looks with today’s reliability — and while sometimes results are mixed, they are never boring […]

05.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Photos, Science & Technology ·
Johnny Depp becomes new face of Dior men’s fragrance

Johnny Depp becomes new face of Dior men’s fragrance

(Paris-AFP) – “Pirates of the Caribbean” star Johnny Depp is about to chart a new course into fragrant waters by agreeing to be the face promoting Dior’s line of men’s scents. The French luxury fashion house confirmed to AFP on Wednesday that the 51-year-old American actor would soon be fronting its new cologne. Dior declined […]

05.06.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
What’s Apple planning for its WWDC?

What’s Apple planning for its WWDC?

(Relaxnews) – The World Wide Developers Conference is Apple’s yearly event aimed at its growing global community of software, hardware and apps makers and is traditionally not the venue for new hardware reveals. However, expect plenty of new services. The most eagerly anticipated announcement is Apple’s response to the music streaming market, typified by the […]

05.06.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Music, Online, Science & Technology ·
Obama: New NSA rules protect liberties and national security

Obama: New NSA rules protect liberties and national security

Washington, United States (AFP)  – US President Barack Obama welcomed congressional approval Tuesday of measures to trim NSA surveillance, saying the reforms protect both citizens’ rights and the homeland. “Glad the Senate finally passed the USA Freedom Act. It protects civil liberties and our national security. I’ll sign it as soon as I get it,” […]

05.06.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Google maps oceans for World Oceans Day

Google maps oceans for World Oceans Day

(Relaxnews) – Google Earth has mapped more than 40 underwater locations around the world including diving spots in Bali, the Bahamas and Great Barrier Reef in time for World Oceans Day. With just a few clicks, users can take a virtual plunge and swim alongside sea turtles in the Solomon Islands, humpback whales in the […]

05.06.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Environment, Online, Science & Technology, Videos ·
New blood test can reveal past viruses

New blood test can reveal past viruses

(Washington, United States-AFP) – A new and inexpensive test is making it possible to identify all of a person’s past and present viral infections by simply analyzing a drop of blood. The method, called VirScan, provides an alternative to sampling blood for one virus at a time, said researchers, who described the new technology in […]

05.06.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Canada to fingerprint, photograph more travelers

Canada to fingerprint, photograph more travelers

(Ottawa,CANADA-AFP) -CANADA said Thursday it will try to catch suspected fraudsters, “terrorists” and Canadian jihadists returning from overseas conflicts by photographing and fingerprinting many more travellers arriving at its airports. The border screenings would be expanded to cover flights arriving from 150 countries, up from 29 now. “For a pluralist country like Canada, one of the […]

05.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Science & Technology, World News ·