James Reid serious about learning Tagalog

James Reid serious about learning Tagalog

James Reid is keen on improving his Tagalog language skills, especially now that he and his onscreen partner, Nadine Lustre, are set to headline their own television series. The half-Australian Reid said he considers his latest movie “Para sa Hopeless Romantic” as very challenging. “Sa movie na ‘to, puro Tagalog. Walang English as in zero […]

17.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
VP Binay camp says leak of CA freeze order ‘malicious’

VP Binay camp says leak of CA freeze order ‘malicious’

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay on Wednesday described as malicious the leakage of the freeze order issued by the Court of Appeals on the bank accounts and insurance policies of the Vice President and his allies. “The malicious leakage of the purported Court of Appeals order by Ernesto Mercado to […]

17.05.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
US raises pressure as more grim Asian migrant tales emerge

US raises pressure as more grim Asian migrant tales emerge

By Nurdin Hasan Langsa, Indonesia (AFP)  – Washington raised the pressure on Southeast Asia to open its ports to boatpeople on Saturday after migrants described a terrifying battle for survival between Rohingya and Bangladeshi passengers as their shunned vessel sank off Indonesia. The US State Department said John Kerry had phoned his Thai counterpart “to […]

17.05.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Xi tells Kerry: Pacific Ocean big enough for China and US

Xi tells Kerry: Pacific Ocean big enough for China and US

Beijing, China (AFP) Sunday 5/17/2015 – China’s relationship with the US is “stable” despite tensions in the South China Sea, President Xi Jinping told top American diplomat John Kerry Sunday, adding that the Pacific Ocean is “vast enough” for both powers, state media said. Xi met with Kerry in Beijing as tensions between the world’s […]

17.05.2015 · Filled under: World News ·
American citizenship through the U.S. Army

American citizenship through the U.S. Army

MAVNI stands for Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest, a program of the United States Army that aims to recruit and allow enlistment of certain legal non-immigrant aliens with foreign language and cultural capabilities. Successful applicants and recruits are required to process for expedited U.S. Naturalization. Here are 10 things to know: 1. Who […]

17.05.2015 · Filled under: Services ·
Watches: Vacheron Constantin presents trio of ‘Temple of Flora’ timepieces

Watches: Vacheron Constantin presents trio of ‘Temple of Flora’ timepieces

(Relaxnews) – The Swiss watchmaker has added three new models to its “Métiers d’Art Florilège” collection. Their illustrations are reproductions of paintings and engravings in Robert John Thornton’s 1799 botanical masterpiece “Temple of Flora.” Three very limited edition timepieces are available. These three new models are inspired by three plants referenced in the Robert John […]

17.05.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Top notes: Yves Saint Laurent and Jimmy Choo win over the Fragrance Foundation Awards

Top notes: Yves Saint Laurent and Jimmy Choo win over the Fragrance Foundation Awards

(Relaxnews) – The most phenomenal perfumes in the business were honored at the 23rd annual Fragrance Foundation Awards in London this week. Known as the ‘Oscars’ of the fragrance industry, the awards comprised 18 different categories. “Black Opium” by Yves Saint Laurent won the coveted Best New Fragrance for Women prize and “Jimmy Choo Man” […]

17.05.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
‘Most American Thickburger’ adds hot dogs, potato chips

‘Most American Thickburger’ adds hot dogs, potato chips

(Relaxnews) – Sibling restaurant chains Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s are rolling out a 1/3lb beefburger bun that comes with a bed of potato chips, a layer of salad, and a split hot dog sausage on melted cheese. It’s a tweaked version of a patty sandwich that has previously been known as a Fourth of July […]

17.05.2015 · Filled under: 4th of July, Destinations, Food & Dining, Holidays ·
Where to get your thrill on for theme park season 2015

Where to get your thrill on for theme park season 2015

(Relaxnews) – For thrillseekers jonesing for a quick hit of adrenaline and families seeking some G-rated fun, summer can’t come fast enough as it heralds the debut of theme park season. From the world’s first onboard magnetically-powered roller coaster, to the largest observation wheel on the East Coast, here’s a look at some of the […]

17.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Elvis tour bus sells for nearly $270,000 in New York

Elvis tour bus sells for nearly $270,000 in New York

(AFP) – A custom-designed tour bus bought by Rock ‘n’ Roll King Elvis Presley for his back-up band in 1976 sold at auction in New York Saturday for $268,000, organizers said. Elvis’s “Takin’ Care of Business” and lightning bolt motto is emblazoned on the bodywork, although its soft furnishings have since been refitted in dusty […]

17.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
New Bobbi Brown collection inspired by Telluride

New Bobbi Brown collection inspired by Telluride

(Relaxnews) – After a spring collection inspired by the hot hues of Florida, the cosmetics brand looked to Colorado’s San Juan Mountains for its new summer makeup line. While most brands go with more intense and vibrant colors for summer, Bobbi Brown is setting itself apart with a range of metallic shades calling to mind […]

17.05.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Consulate launches iRehistro online application for PHL docs

Consulate launches iRehistro online application for PHL docs

14 May 2015 – The Philippine Consulate General launches the iREHISTRO Online Application Form Accomplishment and Submission. All Filipino citizens, at least 18 years old on May 09, 2016 and not otherwise disqualified by law, who expect to vote during the 2016 Presidential Elections may avail of the iREHISTRO system to apply for registration as […]

15.05.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
Aegis to perform in concert, Sept. 19 at Pala

Aegis to perform in concert, Sept. 19 at Pala

PALA, CA  – AEGIS, one of the Philippines’ top pop rock and pinoy rock groups, will perform in concert at 7 p.m., Saturday, September 19, in Club Infinity at Pala Casino Spa & Resort. AEGIS was formed in 1995 and has topped the Filipino charts with “Luha” (Tears), “Halik” (Kiss) and “Basang-basa sa Ulan” (Drenched […]

15.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Portman to star as Jackie Kennedy in new film: Variety

Portman to star as Jackie Kennedy in new film: Variety

(AFP) – Natalie Portman will star in a biopic of former US first lady Jackie Kennedy that covers the four days after her husband’s assassination, trade magazine Variety reported on Thursday. The film, “Jackie”, starts at the point when US president John F. Kennedy was shot dead in November 1963. “” ‘Jackie’ talks about the […]

14.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
SmartPlate, a connected plate to help your diet

SmartPlate, a connected plate to help your diet

(Relaxnews) – This intelligent plate, currently in development, does the calorie counting for its users, analyzes how quickly they are eating and can even warn them when they surpass their recommended daily intake. With the World Health Organization (WHO) doing its best to warn that obesity is a real public health epidemic, the SmartPlate, the […]

Out on a limb: Octopus inspires medical robotics

Out on a limb: Octopus inspires medical robotics

(AFP) – Scientists in Italy said Thursday they had devised a prototype arm inspired by the octopus that may one day lead to minimally-invasive robotic surgery. Like the octopus’ limb, the slender remote-controlled gadget can extend and bend and be either soft or rigid, the goal being to enable surgery in the abdomen and other […]

Congen joins Santacruzan at Los Angeles Cathedral

Congen joins Santacruzan at Los Angeles Cathedral

Los Angeles - The officers and staff of the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles joined the 11th Archdiocesan Filipino Marian Celebration of “Santacruzan” held last May 9 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles. Most Rev. Myloi Hubert Vergara, D.D.,  Bishop of Pasig, led the Eucharistic celebration with the auxiliary […]

14.05.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Green is the new black: sustainable beauty gets a boost in New York

Green is the new black: sustainable beauty gets a boost in New York

(Relaxnews) – Green is beautiful, if the buzz surrounding the upcoming Sustainable Cosmetics Summit in New York is anything to go by. As the beauty industry makes a conscious effort to smarten up its act regarding sustainable ingredients, the sixth edition of the annual summit will examine everything from environmentally friendly products to marketing techniques […]

14.05.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Environment ·
How to dine and donate to Nepalese rescue efforts

How to dine and donate to Nepalese rescue efforts

(Relaxnews) – From restaurant titan Jean-Georges Vongerichten to local ‘ma and pa’ restaurateurs, the international food community is mobilizing to help the victims of the devastating earthquakes in Nepal by allowing diners to eat a good meal and donate to rescue and recovery efforts at the same time. Here’s a look at participating restaurants around […]

14.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
H&M to launch beauty line this fall

H&M to launch beauty line this fall

(Relaxnews) – Clothes giant H&M is launching a beauty and makeup line, which will hit some 900 stores worldwide this fall. The company announced on Tuesday that the new H&M Beauty concept will offer more than 700 products spanning body and hair, beauty accessories and makeup. A premium line and sustainable products certified by Ecocert […]

13.05.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·