DFA’s Del Rosario grilled over PHL-US defense agreement

DFA’s Del Rosario grilled over PHL-US defense agreement

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A solon grilled the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (Edca) exempting American soldiers from paying taxes while they are in the country, but a Cabinet official said this is standard practice in mutual defense pacts. During the DFA’s budget deliberations in the House of Representatives on […]

10.09.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Chef Joel Robuchon to release cookbook for well-being

Chef Joel Robuchon to release cookbook for well-being

(Relaxnews) – Stewing in anger and need to calm down? Tuck into oysters or clams to cool off and regain composure. Just suffered from a traumatic event? Find serenity with a plate of green asparagus with Parmesan shavings. These are some of the recommendations made in Michelin-starred chef Joel Robuchon’s upcoming cookbook, penned with a […]

10.09.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Musical all-stars take up Paul McCartney in new album

Musical all-stars take up Paul McCartney in new album

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Bob Dylan, B.B. King and The Cure have all been covered extensively in their own right, but the artists have come together to interpret a giant — Paul McCartney. On a new album that is striking for the caliber of performers, McCartney’s longtime back-up band entered the studio with leading acts who […]

10.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
NYFW: Jenny Packam pays tribute to Marilyn Monroe

NYFW: Jenny Packam pays tribute to Marilyn Monroe

(Relaxnews) – For the Spring-Summer 2015 season, British designer Jenny Packham chose to honor the iconic movie star with a collection full of sequins and sensuality. This fashion week has already seen a number of lines inspired by 1950s/60s style, and Jenny Packham confirmed the trend on Tuesday afternoon with her latest collection, an homage […]

London Fashion Week: ones to watch

London Fashion Week: ones to watch

  (Relaxnews) – Here’s our pick of the hot tickets this season at the fashion shows in the UK capital, which kick off Friday. Twitter goes e-commerce The Burberry show, set to take place on September 15, normally has a tech twist up its trenchcoat sleeve. This season the London brand has the pleasure of […]

10.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Home & Garden, Online ·
The Apple Watch – worth the wait?

The Apple Watch – worth the wait?

(Relaxnews) – After almost two years of speculation, Apple’s first smartwatch, simply called Apple Watch, is finally a reality. And as expected from any device that was developed under the watchful eyes of Jony Ive, it’s as stylish as it is potentially useful. But good looks alone do not guarantee a device is going to […]

10.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Ferrari first to hit the road with Apple CarPlay

Ferrari first to hit the road with Apple CarPlay

(Relaxnews) – The Italian supercar maker has won the race to bring Apple’s new iPhone-supporting infotainment system to consumers as the first deliveries of the FF begin. Apple’s CarPlay system, designed to make smartphone use safe, intuitive and distraction-free while behind the wheel, will eventually be coming to the dashboards of Hondas, Volvos, Mercedes and […]

California to be first US state to ban plastic bags

California to be first US state to ban plastic bags

LOS ANGELES  (AFP) – California governor Jerry Brown said late Thursday he will approve a ban on single-use plastic bags, in what would make the western US state the first to outlaw them. Lawmakers passed the bill late last Friday, and it now only requires Brown’s signature to pass into law. The governor must do […]

10.09.2014 · Filled under: Environment, U.S. News ·
Aquino on Senate probe on Binay: Truth will set us free

Aquino on Senate probe on Binay: Truth will set us free

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Amid the claim of Vice President Jejomar Binay’s camp that the Senate probe on the allegedly overpriced Makati building is politically-motivated, President Benigno Aquino III stressed the importance of searching for the truth. “At the end of the day the truth will set us all free,” Aquino on Monday said. He, however, […]

10.09.2014 · Filled under: News ·
FACLA feeding program/food distribution for Fil-Ams  on Sept. 27

FACLA feeding program/food distribution for Fil-Ams on Sept. 27

Los Angeles – The HIFI CALI EXPO LLC,  Filipino Ministry of the  Wilshire United Methodist Church of Wilshire ( FM-WUMC) and the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) will hold a feeding program/food distribution for Fil-Ams on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 9-11 a.m. FACLA Director and Ms. FILAM INTERNATIONAL LLC President  Bernie Targa-Ganon “ The feeding program has been […]

10.09.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Apple’s new products and services

Apple’s new products and services

(SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 09, 2014 (AFP)-AFP) – In an ambitious series of launches, technology giant Apple unveiled a range of new products and services at its event on Tuesday. Here is a list: – Big-screen iPhones Apple is stretching the screen size for its iPhones to better compete with devices from Samsung and others. The […]

Aquino to seek Europe’s help in China sea dispute

Aquino to seek Europe’s help in China sea dispute

MANILA  (AFP) – President Benigno Aquino will seek European support for Philippine efforts to resolve maritime territorial disputes with China during a week-long visit to EU nations including France and Germany, a foreign ministry official said Monday. Aquino will also raise his proposal to stop China from further escalating tensions in the strategically-vital South China […]

09.09.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Piolo won’t be a stage father to son

Piolo won’t be a stage father to son

Actor Piolo Pascual promised that he won’t be a stage father to his only child Iñigo, who is set to make his acting debut in the upcoming “Relax, It’s Just Pag-ibig” under Pascual’s movie outfit Spring Films. “He is a boy. Lalaki ‘yon, hindi naman kailangang tutukan ‘yon. Hindi naman siya adolescent o toddler na […]

09.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
KofC Council 1920 celebrates its 96th Anniversary

KofC Council 1920 celebrates its 96th Anniversary

The Knights of Columbus (KofC) Council 1920, which is comprised of these 5 parishes, St. Dominic’s Church (Eagle Rock), Cristo Rey Church (Los Angeles) Incarnation Church (Glendale), Holy Family Church (Glendale), and Holy Trinity Church (Atwater) parish, is celebrating its 96th anniversary on Sept. 29, 2014. The “Modern day Knights” serves! He serves the papal tenets, the church, and […]

09.09.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Intel and Fossil to collaborate on fashionable wearable tech

Intel and Fossil to collaborate on fashionable wearable tech

(Relaxnews) – The partnership will see the companies pool their resources to spot the emerging trends in wearable technology and develop products that will appeal to the “fashion-oriented” consumer. Kosta Kartsotis, Chief Executive Officer of Fossil Group, commented: “We are very excited about collaborating with Intel and working to develop the next innovation in the […]

09.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Hofman’s giant white rabbit wows Taiwan

Hofman’s giant white rabbit wows Taiwan

(TAIPEI-AFP) – The Dutch artist whose huge inflatable yellow duck caused a sensation in Asia has now drawn more than one million visitors with a giant white rabbit on show in Taiwan, organisers said Monday. Florentijn Hofman’s creation, made of waterproof paper material, wood and polystyrene, stands 25 metres (82.5 feet) tall. The beaming bunny […]

09.09.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment ·
NYFW: layering and volumes at DKNY

NYFW: layering and volumes at DKNY

(Relaxnews) – Donna Karan loves her hometown, and her label DKNY has always reflected the energy and personality of the Big Apple. For the Spring-Summer 2015 season, the brand stays true to its reputation with a collection that is brimming with creativity and urban style. At the DKNY show, models comfortably walked the runway in […]

09.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Rachel McAdams could join ‘True Detective’

Rachel McAdams could join ‘True Detective’

(Relaxnews) – The actress is in the running for one of the lead roles in the crime series’ second season, according to Variety. As fans await the official announcement of Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson’s successors, rumors on the subject continue to abound. Only a few details are certain for now: the second season will […]

09.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Water police on patrol in drought-scarred Los Angeles

Water police on patrol in drought-scarred Los Angeles

By Guillaume Meyer LOS ANGELES  (AFP) – Los Angeles isn’t the world’s wettest city at the best of times. But a record drought has triggered extra measures – noBw including “water police” checking on over-zealous sprinkler users and the like. The Water Conservation Response Unit is a five-strong team from LA’s Department of Water and […]

09.09.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Bobby T. Rimas reelected UCLA Pilipino Alumni Scholarship Director

Bobby T. Rimas reelected UCLA Pilipino Alumni Scholarship Director

On August 29th, the UCLA Alumni Affairs, Diversity Programs announced that Bobby T. Rimas was reelected as the UCLA Pilipino Alumni Association Scholarship Director.  In this position, Mr. Rimas is responsible for raising and collecting scholarship donations, coordinating the application process, and overseeing the UCLA Pilipino Alumni Scholarship Committee who is responsible for developing the selection criteria, […]

09.09.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·