Apple announces Chinese forest management project

Apple announces Chinese forest management project

(Relaxnews) – Cupertino’s mobile tech company Apple is looking to bolster the production of renewable resources through partnership with the World Wildlife Fund. A multi-year forestland project with the WWF is to protect up to 1 million acres that provide fiber for pulp, paper and wood products. “Forests, like energy, can be renewable resources,” said […]

11.05.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Seeking Hispanic vote, Hillary Clinton defends illegal immigrants

Seeking Hispanic vote, Hillary Clinton defends illegal immigrants

By Ivan Couronne Washington, United States (AFP)  – The 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States don’t vote, but they have children, siblings or cousins that do, and Hillary Clinton is courting their support. The Democratic presidential candidate has singled out immigration as a key campaign issue in her bid for the White House […]

11.05.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
No trash talk, but PHL, Canada to launch free-trade negotiations

No trash talk, but PHL, Canada to launch free-trade negotiations

Montreal, Canada (AFP)   – Canada and the Philippines announced they will begin discussions over increasing commerce between the two nations by lowering trade barriers, officials from the two governments said Friday in Ottawa. The negotiations are part of a push by Canada to develop bilateral economic agreements in Asia as progress has slowed on […]

11.05.2015 · Filled under: World News ·
No more rematch with ‘sore loser’ Pacquiao, says Mayweather

No more rematch with ‘sore loser’ Pacquiao, says Mayweather

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Floyd Mayweather has branded Manny Pacquiao a “sore loser” and a coward and says he won’t delay his planned retirement to grant the Philippine icon a rematch next year, in an apparent U-turn. And he dismissed Pacquiao’s claim that he had been carrying an injury in Saturday’s one-sided win for Mayweather, the […]

11.05.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News, Sports & Recreation ·
Heart Evangelista, mom reconcile?

Heart Evangelista, mom reconcile?

Mother’s Day is shaping up to be extra special for Heart Evangelista this year. Just days before Mother’s Day, which this year falls on May 10, Evangelista posted a photo of her mother Cecile Ongpauco teaching her how to make polvoron. Photo from Heart Evangelista’s Instagram “Nothing beats learning moms secret recipes,” the actress wrote, […]

11.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Aquino appoints new Sandiganbayan associate justice

Aquino appoints new Sandiganbayan associate justice

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Aquino has appointed Assistant Solicitor General Sarah Jane Fernandez as associate justice of the Sandiganbayan. Malacañang said the appointment papers of Fernandez, dated May 8 and signed by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr., has been sent to Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Fernandez will replace Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Gregory […]

11.05.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Bayron wins Puerto Princesa recall election

Bayron wins Puerto Princesa recall election

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY  (Mabuhay) – At 7:15 a.m. Saturday, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) here proclaimed incumbent Mayor Lucilo Bayron as the winner of the recall poll versus former mayor Edward Hagedorn. Bayron, who gathered 44,299 (53 percent) votes versus Hagedorn’s 39,002 (47 percent) was proclaimed frontrunner by Atty. Gloria G. Ramos-Petallo, provincial election supervisor […]

11.05.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Lawsuits pile up over Pacquiao injury

Lawsuits pile up over Pacquiao injury

By Rebecca Bryan Los Angeles, United States (AFP)    – Call it the fallout of the century. More disgruntled fight fans are going to court with their complaints, suing Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao and others for failing to disclose a shoulder injury prior to his “Fight of the Century” against Floyd Mayweather. A class-action […]

08.05.2015 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation, U.S. News ·
Thousands of LA Students ‘Unite for the Ocean’ in this Year’s Kids Ocean Day

Thousands of LA Students ‘Unite for the Ocean’ in this Year’s Kids Ocean Day

Some students to visit the ocean for first time on May 14, 2015 Kids Ocean Day is the culmination of a year-round school assembly program by the Malibu Foundation for Environmental Education to teach school kids about how litter flows from our neighborhoods to the ocean, thereby killing marine life and polluting food resources. To enhance the lesson, more than […]

08.05.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Happenings, Local News ·
PHL alarmed over China’s threats in high seas

PHL alarmed over China’s threats in high seas

PAF planes warned by Chinese vessels in disputed areas Manila, Philippines (AFP) Thursday 5/7/2015 – The Philippines expressed alarm Thursday over what it said were escalating Chinese efforts to drive off Filipino aircraft from a disputed South China Sea island garrisoned by Manila, in dangerous confrontations. Rear Admiral Alexander Lopez said seven Filipino patrol planes […]

07.05.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Senate resolution commending Pacquiao filed

Senate resolution commending Pacquiao filed

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Despite his loss in his fight against Floyd Mayweather, a senator still wants to commend Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao “for his greatness inside and outside the ring.” Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito filed Senate Resolution No. 1307 entitled “Resolution Commending the People’s Champ Congressman Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao for his exceptional performance during […]

07.05.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News, Sports & Recreation ·
Parker Sawyers to portray young US President Obama in “Southside With You”

Parker Sawyers to portray young US President Obama in “Southside With You”

(Relaxnews) – Actor Parker Sawyers has been cast to play US President Barack Obama in the romantic drama “Southside With You,” joining Tika Sumpter, who will play First Lady Michelle Obama. Set in 1989, when President Obama was an associate working at a law firm who took a liking to lawyer Michelle Robinson, reports Variety, […]

07.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Why Rica Peralejo left showbiz

Why Rica Peralejo left showbiz

Former actress Rica Peralejo said she is enjoying her life now as a mother and a blogger. Peralejo explained that she made it a point to temporarily leave show business to focus on her family. She married Christian pastor Joseph Bonifacio in 2010 and gave birth to Philip Nathaniel in 2014. “Nag-isip-isip lang ako na […]

07.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
German-born engineer from US space team dies

German-born engineer from US space team dies

(AFP) – Oscar Holderer, the last known engineer who left Germany after World War II to work on the US space program, died at the age of 95. Holderer, who worked alongside aerospace-legend Wernher von Braun, was part of “Operation Paperclip” that moved hundreds of engineers from defeated Germany to the US right after the […]

07.05.2015 · Filled under: Home & Garden, International Stars, U.S. News ·
New York issues first license for Bitcoin exchange

New York issues first license for Bitcoin exchange

(AFP) – New York’s powerful banking regulator announced Thursday its first license for a Bitcoin exchange, extending its influence over the growing but little-regulated virtual currency industry. New York City-based itBit Trust Co. was the first company dealing in so-called crypto-currency to receive a trust license from the state Department of Financial Services (DFS). ItBit […]

07.05.2015 · Filled under: News ·
Reese Witherspoon launches fashion and lifestyle venture Draper James

Reese Witherspoon launches fashion and lifestyle venture Draper James

(Relaxnews) – Reese Witherspoon is a woman with her fingers in many pies, and now she can add fashion to her array of professions. The actress has launched a retail website called “Draper James” to indulge her love of style and promote her Southern US heritage. The site offers clothing, accessories and home décor, with […]

07.05.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
Blake Lively to star in New Woody Allen film

Blake Lively to star in New Woody Allen film

(Relaxnews) - Deadline reports that the actress is the latest high-profile name linked with the veteran filmmaker’s next cinematic project. As is standard operating procedure, nothing is known about the next Woody Allen project, other than it’s in development and that alongside Bruce Willis, Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart, it will now also feature Blake Lively. Woody […]

07.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
First Princess Charlotte souvenirs on sale in Britain

First Princess Charlotte souvenirs on sale in Britain

(London-AFP) – The first souvenirs commemorating the birth of Princess Charlotte were rolling off the production lines on Wednesday, in a race to fill London tourist shops and meet online orders. The family-run business “Prince William Pottery” in Liverpool, northwest England, began printing mugs as quick as possible to meet demand, working with existing designs […]

07.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
Bill Clinton will keep giving speeches to ‘pay our bills’

Bill Clinton will keep giving speeches to ‘pay our bills’

Monrovia, Liberia (AFP)  – Former US president Bill Clinton said in an interview that aired Monday he will keep giving lucrative speeches “to pay our bills” while wife Hillary Clinton runs for the White House. Defending his charity work on a trip to Africa, Clinton said Hillary told him no foreign official has sought to […]

07.05.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Ex-HP chief Fiorina, Dr. Carson bring diversity to 2016 GOP race

Ex-HP chief Fiorina, Dr. Carson bring diversity to 2016 GOP race

By Michael Mathes Washington, United States (AFP)  – The 2016 presidential field expanded by two Monday with the addition of former Hewlett Packard boss Carly Fiorina and conservative neurosurgeon Ben Carson, adding diversity to the race for the Republican nomination. They join three conservative US senators already on the campaign trail—Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco […]

07.05.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·