Syjuco wants Aquino impeached over DAP

Syjuco wants Aquino impeached over DAP

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Former Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) chief Augusto “Boboy” Syjuco Jr. said he submitted to the House of Representatives an impeachment complaint against President Benigno Aquino III over the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). In a statement on Monday, Syjuco said Aquino should be impeached for “bribery,” “betrayal of public trust,” […]

08.07.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Vandolph says Zsa Zsa deserves to be happy

Vandolph says Zsa Zsa deserves to be happy

Actor Vandolph Quizon said he is happy for his stepmother, Zsa Zsa Padilla, who is dating again. Vandolph is one of the sons of Padilla’s late partner, comedy king Dolphy Quizon. Vandolph said Padilla deserves to be happy following his father’s passing. Padilla and Dolphy’s relationship lasted for over two decades. “I’m happy for her. […]

08.07.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Neymar and James Rodriguez top Starcount’s global social media chart following World Cup face-off

Neymar and James Rodriguez top Starcount’s global social media chart following World Cup face-off

(Relaxnews) – Brazilian footballing superstar Neymar retains his crown as king of Starcount’s chart of the most popular people on social media for the week of June 30-July 6. New to the top ten is Colombian midfielder James Rodriguez, whose team was knocked out of the World Cup on Friday July 4 during the quarter […]

08.07.2014 · Filled under: Home & Garden, International Stars, Online, Sports & Recreation ·
Paris haute couture: highlights from Chanel

Paris haute couture: highlights from Chanel

(Relaxnews) – On Tuesday Karl Lagerfeld presented the French brand’s Fall-Winter 2014 haute couture collection at the Grand Palais in Paris. In this latest Chanel haute couture line, the palette consists mainly of dark shades: grey, black, red and touches of royal blue dominated, outside of a few looks in stark white or mauve, as […]

08.07.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos ·
‘Transformers 4′ now China’s biggest ever film

‘Transformers 4′ now China’s biggest ever film

(Relaxnews) – The second week box office take for “Transformers: Age of Extinction” is enough to make Paramount’s film the biggest of all time in China. Standing on US$222.7m after its second weekend on release, the movie is already outpacing the lifetime revenue of James Cameron film “Avatar” (US$221.9m), notes The Hollywood Reporter. It’s a resounding […]

08.07.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Kindness tokens designed to help people pay it forward

Kindness tokens designed to help people pay it forward

(Relaxnews) – Paying it forward is sometimes easier said than done, but one generous start-up is trying to encourage global good deeds with its new concept, “Code of Kindness“. The initiative provides individuals with tokens which are designed to be given away when a person witnesses an act of kindness. The idea is that the […]

08.07.2014 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Online ·
Inner angels, inner demons: scientists continue to explore healthy gut bacteria

Inner angels, inner demons: scientists continue to explore healthy gut bacteria

(Relaxnews) – A team of Chinese and Danish researchers has identified 500 new species of gut-residing microorganisms and 800 new bacterial viruses which could attack them. The findings could lead to promising new treatments and possibly circumvent the current crisis of antimicrobial resistance. Using a technique they developed for analyzing DNA sequence data, researchers managed […]

08.07.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
The Simpsons & MAC makeup collaboration to launch at Comic-Con

The Simpsons & MAC makeup collaboration to launch at Comic-Con

(Relaxnews) – The cartoon capsule collection from MAC is to be unveiled to the public at the enteratinment convention in San Diego later this month. Earlier this year came the news of a ten-piece line inspired by Marge Simpson to celebrate the cartoon family’s 25th birthday. Now, according to the Hollywood Reporter, there’s an exciting chance to […]

08.07.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, International Stars, Online ·
World Cup fan of the day: Brazil-Germany semi-final

World Cup fan of the day: Brazil-Germany semi-final

(Relaxnews) – The first World Cup semi-finals match takes place Tuesday, pitting the host country Brazil against Germany. A few hours before the showdown, fans of both teams will see who can come up with the most original facepaint ideas. While yellow will be the predominant color in the stands, blue, green, red and black […]

08.07.2014 · Filled under: Offbeat, Sports & Recreation ·
London buses stop accepting cash

London buses stop accepting cash

(AFP) – London buses will no longer accept cash payments for tickets with effect from Sunday, the British capital’s transport authority said. Transport for London (TfL), which runs public transport in the city, said in a statement that dwindling numbers of passengers were using money to pay for their journeys. Travellers on London’s signature red […]

07.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring ·
World’s largest shopping mall in Dubai to house largest indoor theme park

World’s largest shopping mall in Dubai to house largest indoor theme park

(Relaxnews) – Dubai has announced plans to up the ante on itself, with plans to build the world’s largest shopping mall — again. The specs are staggering: the Mall of the World will house the world’s largest indoor theme park under a single dome; feature 100 hotel buildings; and require a tram to get from […]

07.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Online, Videos ·
Consumers rank the best and worst tasting fast food chains in the US

Consumers rank the best and worst tasting fast food chains in the US

(Relaxnews) – McDonald’s has been given the dubious distinction of selling the worst burgers in America in a new fast food survey. According to the results of Consumer Reports’ latest reader poll, burgers from the Golden Arches were named the worst-tasting sandwiches of all the major fast food brands. If you want a good burger […]

04.07.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
‘Batman v Superman’: first look at Supes, antagonist rumors

‘Batman v Superman’: first look at Supes, antagonist rumors

(Relaxnews) – The first image of a fully costumed Superman from 2016 Zack Snyder film “Batman v Superman” shows off a darker look in comparison to “Man of Steel.” Clad in familiar uniform with cape flowing behind, Henry Cavill’s Superman forsakes the sunny city Metropolis for an overcast, gloomy urban background — presumably Gotham. Though […]

04.07.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Science & Technology ·
‘Frozen’ sisters Anna and Elsa to host sing-alongs at Walt Disney World

‘Frozen’ sisters Anna and Elsa to host sing-alongs at Walt Disney World

(Relaxnews) – Fans of the Disney box office hit “Frozen” will be elated to learn that royal sisters Anna and Elsa will be on hand to lead daily sing-alongs all summer at Walt Disney World in Florida. The newest addition to the theme park is expected to be a major hit this year, given the […]

04.07.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Film ·
Art pick of the week: Pawel Nolbert’s Atypical typeface

Art pick of the week: Pawel Nolbert’s Atypical typeface

(Relaxnews) – Brushstroke gestures cohere to form a colorful, expressive typeface in Pawel Nolbert’s Atypical range, with the eyecatching collection becoming a talked-about fixture on art blogs over the past week. Created by synthesizing oil painting with digital technique, and published to the Polish designer’s Behance profile earlier in June, the vibrancy of Nolbert’s approach […]

04.07.2014 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
Author gives blessing to ‘The Giver’ film

Author gives blessing to ‘The Giver’ film

(Relaxnews) – Lois Lowry, author of 1993 sci-fi novel “The Giver,” considers Phillip Noyce’s August 2014 adaptation a faithful work, with her approval emblazoned across the film’s latest promotional image. Starring Brenton Thwaites (“Maleficent”), Odeya Rush (“The Odd Life of Timothy Green”), Jeff Bridges (“Tron: Legacy”) and Meryl Streep (“The Iron Lady”), “The Giver” has […]

04.07.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
8 Life Lessons from my 8 years as a “Kababayan”

8 Life Lessons from my 8 years as a “Kababayan”

Two weeks ago, I tendered my resignation as host/producer of America’s first and only daily talk show for Filipinos in the United States, “Kababayan Today.” I have posted my farewell message on my social media accounts  www.facebook.com/JannelleSoOFFICIAL; www.twitter.com/JannelleSo and www.instagram.com/JannelleSo.  And aired my farewell show last Monday, June 30th. As I have been saying, it has been a […]

04.07.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
‘Anatomy of a Misfit’ moves closer to movie deal

‘Anatomy of a Misfit’ moves closer to movie deal

(Relaxnews) – Due for publication this September, tale of high school dates and social dilemmas “Anatomy of a Misfit” is on the verge of being snapped up by a big name studio. Andrea Portes’s third novel will be her second adapted into cinematic format, if all goes to plan, after “Hick” had Chloë Grace Moretz […]

03.07.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film ·
‘American Gods’ moves closer to TV series dream

‘American Gods’ moves closer to TV series dream

(Relaxnews) – The network adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s modern mythology “American Gods” is picking up steam after two “Heroes” staffers joined the production and US channel Starz backs the production. The project, in production in its current form at “The Tomorrow People” and “American Idol” company Fremantle Media since 2013, is based on Gaiman’s award-wining […]

03.07.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment ·
‘Fault in Our Stars’ bench vanishes from Amsterdam

‘Fault in Our Stars’ bench vanishes from Amsterdam

(Relaxnews) – Fans of “The Fault in Our Stars” discovered that a canal-side bench in Amsterdam that’s the site of a key scene in the romantic drama had gone missing as they traced a tour of movie-centric moments around the Dutch capital. The disappearance went undetected by city authorities as the bench was swiftly replaced […]

03.07.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Offbeat ·