One Direction pays ‘marijuana bond’ to PHL: gov’t

One Direction pays ‘marijuana bond’ to PHL: gov’t

Manila|AFP| – British pop phenomenon One Direction paid a cash bond to the Philippines on Thursday that was imposed because of drug concerns, allowing them to play two concerts this weekend, the immigration bureau said. The bond, 200,000 pesos ($4,500) each for singers Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson, will be forfeited should the two get […]

20.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Philippine News ·
Vitamin D recommendations were miscalculated: study

Vitamin D recommendations were miscalculated: study

(Relaxnews) – We need far more vitamin D than previously thought, according to two teams of researchers from Canada and the US. The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for vitamin D is ten times lower than what we actually need, say two teams of researchers who have challenged the US’s National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and […]

19.03.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Flyers in US most satisfied with JetBlue and Southwest: poll

Flyers in US most satisfied with JetBlue and Southwest: poll

(Relaxnews) – JetBlue, Southwest and Delta have emerged the top scoring airlines in a wide sweeping poll that asked US consumers to evaluate major brands on their customer service. With an overall score of 75 percent, JetBlue Airlines received the highest mark among airlines in the 2015 Temkin Experience Ratings which polled 10,000 US respondents […]

19.03.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
‘Glee’ to take a bow this Friday on Fox

‘Glee’ to take a bow this Friday on Fox

(Relaxnews) – This Friday, March 20, Fox will air the final double episode of Ryan Murphy’s musical comedy series. After bringing a breath of fresh air to the small screen in 2009, “Glee” is poised to go out with a fizzle. TV audiences are fickle, and many a series has been the victim of viewers’ […]

19.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Top iPhone apps: ‘Fotoplace,’ ‘vente-privee,’ ‘Kiwi Q&A’

Top iPhone apps: ‘Fotoplace,’ ‘vente-privee,’ ‘Kiwi Q&A’

(Relaxnews) – A fashion sales app and photo editing suite with cinematic leanings are among new apps hitting top spot on national charts. More details on these and other top free iPhone applications by country for the week, by number of downloads and recorded on March 19, 2015, can be found below. USA Facebook Messenger […]

19.03.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Games, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
ABS-CBN Foundation Int’l celebrates 18 years of Bantay Bata (Child Watch)

ABS-CBN Foundation Int’l celebrates 18 years of Bantay Bata (Child Watch)

Program continues to protect abused and abandoned children of today to protect future generations REDWOOD SHORES, CA   - It was the tragic death of a young girl in the Philippines who was brutally beaten by her own mother in 1996 that sparked the idea of creating a helpline that will receive reports of cases of child […]

19.03.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
New Jaguar set for high wire debut

New Jaguar set for high wire debut

(Relaxnews) – To highlight its latest car’s lightweight construction and its agility, the Jaguar XF is taking to a tightrope in one of the company’s most ambitious publicity stunts to date. The reveal, scheduled for March 24 — a week before the New York Autoshow — will bring a new meaning to driving by wire. […]

18.03.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Online, Videos ·
Japanese clothes but few Japanese models at Tokyo Fashion Week

Japanese clothes but few Japanese models at Tokyo Fashion Week

(Tokyo-AFP) – Tokyo Fashion Week has long been a platform for edgy Japanese designers — but perhaps more remarkable is just how few Japanese models grace its catwalks. Tall, white and often blonde young women dominate the runway, with a foreign look that is now commonplace in Japanese magazines, shows and advertisements. “It’s kind of […]

18.03.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Space, the next frontier for ‘Insurgent’ author

Space, the next frontier for ‘Insurgent’ author

(Los Angeles-AFP) – Cult US teen author Veronica Roth has come a long way in only a few years. And it seems her next step — at least, in a literary sense — will be into space. The 26-year-old published her debut novel “Divergent” in 2011, launching a dystopian trilogy that has been turned into […]

18.03.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Iñigo Pascual to continue showbiz stint

Iñigo Pascual to continue showbiz stint

NEWBIE actor Iñigo Pascual admitted he is slowly getting used to showbiz life in the Philippines. “Medyo sanay na, especially when people are asking me for a photo, ngayon mas relax na ako. Nasasanay na ako and minsan ako na talaga yung lumalapit,” he said. After starring in his debut movie “Relaks, It’s Just Pag-Ibig” […]

18.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Pacquiao undergoes random blood, urine testing

Pacquiao undergoes random blood, urine testing

Los Angeles, United States |AFP| - Manny Pacquiao was given a random drug test Saturday, only two days after the US Anti-Doping Agency revealed the Filipino boxing icon and future foe Floyd Mayweather agreed to Olympic-style testing. A report on GMA News in Pacquiao’s homeland detailed that he had given blood and urine samples to a […]

18.03.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Sports & Recreation ·
US firms urged to bid for major infra projects in PHL

US firms urged to bid for major infra projects in PHL

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Philippines is taking advantage of the growing interest of American and other foreign investors in the country by urging them to participate in the bidding for a number of major infrastructure projects that are in the pipeline. “Tremendous opportunities exist in the Philippines for infrastructure development,” said Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, […]

18.03.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
AFP: Officials declined BOI interviews as they already gave statements to Senate

AFP: Officials declined BOI interviews as they already gave statements to Senate

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Military officials declined to be interviewed by the Philippine National Police Board of Inquiry investigating the Mamasapano clash because they have already given statements to the Senate during its probe, the Armed Forces of the Philippines said on Saturday. “Most of the issues were already explained during Senate hearings,”  AFP public affairs […]

18.03.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
LBC reinforces commitment to move lives of Filipinos

LBC reinforces commitment to move lives of Filipinos

Manila, Philippines – LBC Express, the leading courier service provider in the Philippines, reinforces its commitment to serve Filipinos by connecting them with their loved ones worldwide. With branches and partners in Australia, Bahrain, Brunei, Canada, Germany, Guam, Hong Kong, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, the Philippines, Qatar, Saipan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, the […]

18.03.2015 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Money & Business, Services ·
Food distribution-feeding program at FACLA March 21

Food distribution-feeding program at FACLA March 21

Los Angeles–The monthly  feeding program and food distribution for the month of March  will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 11:00 AM at the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) The feeding and food distribution program has been a success ever since and has distributed food and have fed a modest number of seniors […]

18.03.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
How to do your part in saving the ocean

How to do your part in saving the ocean

(Relaxnews) – A group of 20 top chefs from around the world including Grant Achatz, Ferran Adria, Daniel Humm and Massimo Bottura have lent their star power to a global initiative that aims to save the oceans and boost food security. Oceana’s ‘Save the Oceans: Feed the Planet’ campaign launched officially out of San Sebastian […]

17.03.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Environment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Blood clot removal boosts stroke risk in heart attack patients

Blood clot removal boosts stroke risk in heart attack patients

(Los Angeles-AFP) – A common practice that involves using a syringe to remove a patient’s blood clots during treatment for a heart attack has been found to increase the risk of stroke, researchers said Monday. The study led by McMaster University and the University of Toronto is the largest of its kind to date. It […]

17.03.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
The Colosseum and Sacré-Cœur Basilica to turn green for St. Paddy’s Day

The Colosseum and Sacré-Cœur Basilica to turn green for St. Paddy’s Day

(Relaxnews) – For the first time this year, the Colosseum in Rome, the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville and the Sacré-Cœur Basilica in Paris will join more than 160 global landmarks and take on an emerald-green hue for St. Patrick’s Day. Thanks to a major tourism offensive, the Irish holiday knows no boundaries and is […]

17.03.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Saint Patrick's Day ·
Windows 10 devices to allow sign in with face, iris

Windows 10 devices to allow sign in with face, iris

(Washington-AFP) – The new Windows 10 operating system will allow users to sign in to a device without a password by using biometrics, including facial recognition, Microsoft announced Tuesday. Microsoft said its Windows Hello feature will support biometric authentication as part of an effort to reduce the use of passwords, which can often be hacked. […]

17.03.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Lorde, Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding react to NZ X Factor fiasco

Lorde, Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding react to NZ X Factor fiasco

(Relaxnews) – International music stars Lorde, Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding have reacted to the New Zealand “X Factor” fiasco. Following the firing of two judges, Natalia Kills and Willy Moon, on New Zealand’s “X Factor” over abusive comments made to contestant Joe Irvine during a live show, all three artists have added their two […]

17.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·