‘Oldboy’ director Park Chan-wook to helm sci-fi thriller ‘Second Born’

‘Oldboy’ director Park Chan-wook to helm sci-fi thriller ‘Second Born’

(Relaxnews) – Around one year after releasing “Stoker,” the South Korean filmmaker will soon direct his second English-language film. A sci-fi thriller, “Second Born” is set in a futuristic world in which humans store their consciousness on neural microchip implants, enabling them to inhabit different bodies while retaining their own personality and memories. The technology […]

14.11.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
Victoria’s Secret Heavenly flacon takes on Swarovski crystal wings

Victoria’s Secret Heavenly flacon takes on Swarovski crystal wings

(Relaxnews) – As a nod to its famous Angels, who are due to appear on the runway December 2, Victoria’s Secret has dressed up its Heavenly fragrance with two wings made of Swarovski crystals. The new luxury edition of the perfume, which the brand is promoting on Twitter, calls to mind the dramatic wings worn by […]

14.11.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
NaFFAA renews call for Temporary Protected Status for PHL

NaFFAA renews call for Temporary Protected Status for PHL

Washington, D.C. As the Filipino American community prepares to mark the first year anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan, the National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) is renewing its call on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to do the right thing and grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to 200,000 Filipino nationals in the U.S. “Allowing undocumented Filipinos this immigration […]

14.11.2014 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
Pilipino Workers Center handang tumulong sa Fil-Ams sa pag-bayad ng phone, gas bills

Pilipino Workers Center handang tumulong sa Fil-Ams sa pag-bayad ng phone, gas bills

LOS ANGELES - Si Teresita Mercado ng Pilipino Workers Center, ay isa sa mga staff  na nagsusuri sa mga bills ng telepono  ng isang miyembro ng PWC at natulungan ito na pababain ang singil sa kanya sa ilalim ng programang TEAM and CHANGES. Noong una, si Dondi Manzon, miyembro ng PWC, ay nagbabayad nang mahigit sa $70 kada buwan para sa kanyang […]

14.11.2014 · Filled under: Services ·
Asian American and Pacific Islanders more likely to be family caregivers

Asian American and Pacific Islanders more likely to be family caregivers

AARP releases first of three-part research series on AAPIs age 50+ WASHINGTON, D.C. – According to new report released today from AARP, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are more likely to provide caregiving for older family members at home. “Caregiving Among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders” is the first of three reports by AARP about key advocacy areas […]

14.11.2014 · Filled under: Services ·
Get that Obama or Putin look for $44, on Chinese web

Get that Obama or Putin look for $44, on Chinese web

(BEIJING-AFP) – Chinese traders are offering the chance to get that “world leader look” by selling copies of the garb worn by Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping at this week’s APEC summit in Beijing. While the silky high-collared tunics were based on the traditional “Mao suits” once beloved by Chinese leaders, social media […]

‘Wonder Woman’ film taps ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ director

‘Wonder Woman’ film taps ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ director

(Relaxnews) – Frontrunner for the director’s position on “Wonder Woman” is Michelle MacLaren, who has steered “Breaking Bad,” “The Walking Dead” and “Game of Thrones.” Having directed eleven episodes over four seasons of AMC’s “Breaking Bad” run, MacLaren also has considerable experience as a producer on both “Breaking Bad” (for which she won two Emmys) […]

13.11.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
US F-35 jet makes ‘landmark’ aircraft carrier landing off San Diego

US F-35 jet makes ‘landmark’ aircraft carrier landing off San Diego

WASHINGTON  (AFP) – The US military’s F-35 fighter jet made its first landing aboard an aircraft carrier on Monday, in what officials called a milestone for the new hi-tech warplane. The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is the most expensive weapons program in US history and has been plagued by technical glitches and cost overruns, but […]

13.11.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Filipino pediatrician at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles pays courtesy call on ConGen Herrera-Lim

Filipino pediatrician at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles pays courtesy call on ConGen Herrera-Lim

Los Angeles  – Dr. Joyce R. Javier, a Filipina pediatrician at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at USC Keck School of Medicine and Anna Marie B. Cruz, Small Business Specialist at Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA) visited Consul General Leo Herrera-Lim at the Philippine Consulate General on 16 October […]

13.11.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Sylvia Sanchez to take a break after ‘Be Careful’

Sylvia Sanchez to take a break after ‘Be Careful’

Actress Sylvia Sanchez will take a short break from show business after the hit daytime soap “Be Careful With My Heart”, which will end this November 28. During the farewell press conference of the said morning series, Sanchez explained that she wants to spend some quality time with her family. “After po nito, gusto ko […]

13.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
NBI looking into DOH vaccines mess involving Ona, Tayag

NBI looking into DOH vaccines mess involving Ona, Tayag

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The National Bureau of Investigation has launched a probe into the Department of Health’s purchase of more expensive vaccines in 2012 despite a recommendation to buy more cost-effective ones. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima made the remark on the heels of Health Secretary Enrique Ona’s decision to take a leave of absence. […]

13.11.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Piano virtuoso to perform at Redondo Beach Performing Arts Theater and Steinway Gallery Pasadena

Piano virtuoso to perform at Redondo Beach Performing Arts Theater and Steinway Gallery Pasadena

After a triumphant standing ovation performance at the Bing Theatre of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) last November 2013, acclaimed Filipino pianist Rudolf Golez will be performing at two venues in Los Angeles this month. The virtuoso pianist  is scheduled to perform at an exclusive performance at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Theater on November 14,2014 at 8 p.m. […]

13.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings ·
Hollywood aims to reclaim crown as world film capital

Hollywood aims to reclaim crown as world film capital

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Los Angeles famously calls itself the Entertainment Capital of the World. But the reality is, many filmmakers have long since fled to cheaper locations in London, New York, Canada and elsewhere. Now Hollywood is battling to win back its title. “Film audiences often think of California as the home of the film […]

12.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Holiday gifts for ‘Walking Dead’ fans

Holiday gifts for ‘Walking Dead’ fans

(Relaxnews) – AMC’s zombie series is more popular than ever, which means there’s probably at least one “Walking Dead” fan on your holiday shopping list. Why not surprise them with something more original than a standard DVD? “The Walking Dead”: Season 4 Limited Edition Blu-ray Boxed Set Collectors will appreciate this set’s unique presentation stand, […]

12.11.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
5 habits to adopt before, during and after skiing from ski champion Marion Rolland

5 habits to adopt before, during and after skiing from ski champion Marion Rolland

(Relaxnews) – A ski vacation is more than a ride on the chair lift and a tumble down the slope. Above all else, skiing is a physically demanding sport that requires preparation and recovery. Here are five good habits to take up during a winter sports vacation, from French World Cup ski racer Marion Rolland. […]

12.11.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Disney dates ‘Zootopia,’ ‘Moana’ and Lucasfilm’s ‘Strange Magic’

Disney dates ‘Zootopia,’ ‘Moana’ and Lucasfilm’s ‘Strange Magic’

(Relaxnews) – “Zootopia” will open in March 2016, followed by “Moana” in December of the same year. In the meantime, this January, Disney will release another animated feature: “Strange Magic,” produced by Lucasfilm and based on a screenplay by George Lucas himself. “Zootopia” will focus on Nick Wilde, a fast-talking fox accused of a crime […]

12.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
New PHL policies to attain competitiveness, Aquino tells APEC leaders

New PHL policies to attain competitiveness, Aquino tells APEC leaders

BEIJING, China  (Mabuhay) – Achieving competitiveness means changes in the country’s policies and guidelines, especially as Southeast Asian countries begin to integrate economically, President Benigno S. Aquino III said during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Chief Executive Officers’ Summit here Sunday. Delegates of the APEC CEO Summit asked the President about the role of the […]

12.11.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Luis on politics: Never akong pinilit ng mommy

Luis on politics: Never akong pinilit ng mommy

Actor Luis Manzano is giving himself one-and-a-half months to finally decide if he will run in the 2016 elections. However, the son of Batangas Governor Vilma Santos is not saying what position he is eyeing. Manzano reported that he and girlfriend Angel Locsin had dinner with his mother and stepfather Sen. Ralph Recto. “Never akong […]

12.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
‘Insurgent’ teaser adopts apocalyptic tone

‘Insurgent’ teaser adopts apocalyptic tone

(Relaxnews) – Shailene Woodley’s Tris is tasked with rescuing her mother (Ashley Judd) in a brief teaser clip for March 2015′s “Insurgent,” the second film adapted from “The Divergent Series.” The trailer hits just as pre-release excitement is peaking for this month’s “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.” Based on the trilogy written by […]

12.11.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Brace yourselves: Mountain Dew testing Doritos-flavored fizzy drink

Brace yourselves: Mountain Dew testing Doritos-flavored fizzy drink

(Relaxnews) – What was first dismissed as a hoax has been confirmed to be the real thing: Mountain Dew has found a way to turn nacho cheese-flavored Doritos into a fizzy, liquid drink. And it’s called “Dewitos.” That’s right. In what the internet has been calling the ongoing ‘Dorito-fication’ of America, and America: Doritofied, PepsiCo […]