Int’l aid pours in for communities affected by Typhoon Ruby

Int’l aid pours in for communities affected by Typhoon Ruby

MANILA (Mabuhay) – International humanitarian aid is pouring in for communities affected by Typhoon Ruby as the Philippine government determines the scale of damage from the storm, which is now headed towards Central Luzon. Several casualties have been reported in the Visayas, where Ruby first made landfall on Saturday, but Philippine authorities have yet to […]

09.12.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Ruby now only a storm but heavy rains still expected in NCR, nearby provinces

Ruby now only a storm but heavy rains still expected in NCR, nearby provinces

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — After lashing parts of the Visayas, Bicol and southern Luzon, Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) weakened into a tropical storm on Monday morning as it made landfall over Marinduque shortly before noon, state weather agency PAGASA said. PAGASA amended its heavy rainfall warning showing Ruby is now a tropical storm, even though heavy rains […]

09.12.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Ruby damage to crops: P498.27-M

Ruby damage to crops: P498.27-M

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Agriculture (DA) pegged the initial damage estimates on crops and the fisheries sector from the onslaught of Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) at P498.27 million. Based on the latest report of the department’s regional offices, damage estimates for palay, corn and high value crops reached P385.52 million, Assistant Secretary Edilberto De […]

09.12.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Yen Santos: The crying lady

Yen Santos: The crying lady

“Pure Love” cast member Yen Santos is becoming known among industry insiders as actress whose tears can fall within two seconds whenever required for scenes. In an interview, she disclosed that it took awhile before she found her technique. “Nung umpisa talaga, dalawang oras nila hinihintay pero hindi talaga ako maiyak (sa mga eksena). Sabi […]

07.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
2014 in music: the year of Taylor Swift

2014 in music: the year of Taylor Swift

(Relaxnews) – From her expert use of social media to her highly publicized reflections on the music industry, Taylor Swift has caught the public’s attention multiple times in a year that’s seen the country singer reinvent herself as a full-blown pop star via her latest, chart-topping album, “1989.” “Love affair” between artist and fans In […]

07.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Around the world in 8 Christmas trees

Around the world in 8 Christmas trees

(Relaxnews) – ‘Tis the season to pull out the Christmas lights, but if you’re in need of inspiration as to how to decorate your tree then look no further than the world’s major cities, which have been busy trying to outdo one another with their festive displays for 2014. Brazil is a nation that knows […]

07.12.2014 · Filled under: Art, Christmas, Destinations, Entertainment, Holidays, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Could foods contain more antioxidants than we thought?

Could foods contain more antioxidants than we thought?

(Relaxnews) – The benefits of certain foods such as orange juice could be more important than we think, according to a new study suggesting current methods for determining antioxidant activity only tell half the story. Researchers from the University of Granada developed a method called the global antioxidant response (GAR) that they claim provides a […]

07.12.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Model of the year: Cara Delevingne

Model of the year: Cara Delevingne

(Relaxnews) – The outstanding model of 2014 has to be Cara Delevingne who branched out this year into both acting and designing, but still somehow managed to find time for an impressive tally of fashion campaigns and shows. The 21-year-old London-born model was one of 2014′s most recognizable faces, both in the world of fashion […]

07.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Will Academy go Oscar ‘Wild’ for Witherspoon?

Will Academy go Oscar ‘Wild’ for Witherspoon?

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Eight years after winning an Oscar for “Walk the Line,” Reese Witherspoon is taking another stroll towards Hollywood glory — but this time, it’s a grueling 1,100-mile solo hike. At least that’s what her character undertakes in “Wild,” a film based on the best-selling, real-life story of a woman’s three-month trek along […]

07.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
US House votes to extend dozens of tax breaks

US House votes to extend dozens of tax breaks

Washington, United States | AFP   – The US House of Representatives easily approved a sweeping package of tax breaks Wednesday that will allow individuals and corporations to save billions of dollars on their 2014 taxes. Lawmakers passed some 55 so-called tax extenders, deductions that expired at the end of 2013 but will be retroactively […]

07.12.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Trailer: Arnold Schwarzenegger is back in ‘Terminator Genisys’

Trailer: Arnold Schwarzenegger is back in ‘Terminator Genisys’

(Relaxnews) – Due in theaters on July 1, 2015, “Terminator Genisys” marks the return of Arnold Schwarzenegger to one of his most iconic roles. A new trailer offers a first look. Described as a reboot of the original film, which was directed by James Cameron in 1984, “Terminator Genisys” is actually a retelling of the […]

05.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
British wine experts create wine and insect pairing guide

British wine experts create wine and insect pairing guide

(Relaxnews) – Given that tarantulas have a slightly ‘fishy’ flavor, the best wine pairing is a full-bodied Chardonnay. A crisp Clare Valley Viognier, meanwhile, provides just the right combination of fruit and richness for the nutty taste of mealworms. These are among the suggestions from British wine merchant Laithwaite’s Wine, which has created a guide […]

05.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
New Lancôme makeup line a tribute to springtime in Paris

New Lancôme makeup line a tribute to springtime in Paris

(Relaxnews) – The luxury brand has revealed details on its spring 2015 makeup collection, titled French Innocence. In the mix are matte and shimmery eyeshadows ranging from pale nude to navy blue, along with vibrant pinks for the lips. Due for release in March, the French Innocence line embodies effortless Parisian chic, as well as […]

05.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Covered California assures that immigration info is safe, secure and confidential

Covered California assures that immigration info is safe, secure and confidential

LOS ANGELES, Calif. − Leading national and California immigrant rights organizations joined with Covered California to announce a partnership to spread the word to all communities that immigration status should not deter anyone who can benefit from obtaining coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The federal government’s leading official overseeing health insurance […]

05.12.2014 · Filled under: Services, U.S. News ·
Juday’s simple pleasures and stress relief

Juday’s simple pleasures and stress relief

Actress Judy Ann Santos’ personal therapy that helps her release tension and deal with emotions is simple: she goes grocery shopping. “Kumbaga ’yung pagbili ko ng mga bagay ay paraan para matanggal stress ko,” she said, noting that she does it every day, especially when she does not have tapings or shoots scheduled. Thankfully, her […]

05.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Aquino urged: End leadership vacuum in DOH now

Aquino urged: End leadership vacuum in DOH now

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Department of Health (DOH) can’t afford a long vacuum in leadership since it is the face of social service and healthcare system in the country, a former consultant said. Philippine College of Physicians President Anthony Leachon urged President Benigno Aquino III to finally make a decision on who will head the department. […]

05.12.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Texas, 16 other states sue Obama

Texas, 16 other states sue Obama

Attorneys General say immigration action tramples Constitution Los Angeles, United States | AFP |   – Texas led a group of 17 US states Wednesday in suing President Barack Obama’s administration over its plan to offer up to five million undocumented migrants protection from deportation. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said Obama’s unilateral immigration reform […]

05.12.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
One World Trade Center is the most expensive skyscraper in the world

One World Trade Center is the most expensive skyscraper in the world

(Relaxnews) – New York’s One World Trade Center is the world’s most expensive skyscraper in history, according to new figures released by building data company Emporis. The 1,776 feet (541 meter) structure, which stands immediately beside the memorial for the Twin Towers and offers views over Manhattan from its 100th floor observatory, cost an eye-watering $3.9 […]

05.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
U2 to return to road four years after record tour

U2 to return to road four years after record tour

(NEW YORK-AFP) – U2, whose last tour in 2009-2011 was the highest-grossing ever, on Wednesday announced concerts in 2015 across North America and Europe and promised variety in its sets. The tour plans indicate that frontman Bono expects a full recovery after a bicycle accident last month. He was replaced by Bruce Springsteen and Coldplay’s […]

05.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
YSL Paris honored by Venini with unique glass sculptures

YSL Paris honored by Venini with unique glass sculptures

(Relaxnews) – As a tribute to the iconic Yves Saint Laurent fragrance introduced in 1983, Italian art glass maker Venini has created a series of unique sculptures. Ahead of the winter holidays, the Venetian glass furnace has created flacons that are also true works of art. Collectors and art glass enthusiasts will appreciate the unique […]

05.12.2014 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·