Pope Francis declares John Paul II, John XXIII saints

Pope Francis declares John Paul II, John XXIII saints

By Jean-Louis De La Vaissiere, Laure Brumont VATICAN CITY (AFP) − Pope Francis on Sunday proclaimed John Paul II and John XXIII the Catholic Church’s newest saints at a festive ceremony joined by hundreds of thousands of pilgrims for two pontiffs who helped shape 20th-century history. “We declare and define as saints the blessed John […]

29.04.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
US, PHL sign agreement for increased US troop presence

US, PHL sign agreement for increased US troop presence

MANILA, Apr 28 (Mabuhay) – Philippine and United States officials on Monday signed the agreement that will allow an enlarged rotational presence of American troops in the country, hours before the arrival of US President Barack Obama. Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin and US Ambassador Philip Goldberg signed the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) in Camp […]

28.04.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
7 New York fest medals for GMA Network

7 New York fest medals for GMA Network

GMA Network once again brought honor to the country by clinching seven world medals at the recently concluded 2014 New York Festivals International TV & Film Awards. Among the Filipino awardees, the Kapuso Network went home with the most number of awards – eleven in total, including four finalist certificates—and sent the biggest contingent to […]

28.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Services ·
GOP NY Rep Grimm in custody, faces charges

GOP NY Rep Grimm in custody, faces charges

NEW YORK, April 28, 2014 (AFP) – US congressman Michael Grimm of New York was taken into custody Monday and charged with fraud, perjury and obstruction of justice, the FBI said. Grimm, a former FBI agent himself and a second-term Republican from Staten Island, was expected to be arraigned later Monday in federal court. “As […]

28.04.2014 · Filled under: News ·
Foreign-based militants to join protests vs. Obama’s PHL visit

Foreign-based militants to join protests vs. Obama’s PHL visit

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Filipino militant groups based in the United States and other countries will join protests against the visit of US President Barack Obama this coming week, militant umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan said Saturday. Bayan, which is planning its own two-day protest action, said at least 20 US-based organizations allied with it were […]

28.04.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
End of Affirmative Action as schools can now ignore race in admissions

End of Affirmative Action as schools can now ignore race in admissions

By Chantal VALERY WASHINGTON (AFP) − The US Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that states can disregard race as a factor in university admissions, in a fresh blow to a legacy of the 1960s civil rights movement. The 6-2 ruling upheld the constitutionality of a measure passed by referendum in Michigan that disallowed so-called affirmative action […]

28.04.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Philippine Airlines quits flying shark fins amid outcry

Philippine Airlines quits flying shark fins amid outcry

MANILA (AFP) – Philippine Airlines (PAL) said Thursday it has stopped flying shark fin cargoes, joining a number of other Asia-Pacific carriers in taking a stand for marine conservation. The fins are used in shark fin soup, a much-valued delicacy in Hong Kong and China. Conservationists say booming demand for such fins has put pressure […]

28.04.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Reebok introduces new shoe just for walkers

Reebok introduces new shoe just for walkers

(Relaxnews) – Inspired by the technology behind Z-rated tires, Reebok designed a new shoe offering optimal support, propulsion and foot flexibility for walking. The Reebok Z Walk is available for both men and women. Particularly flexible and lightweight, the new shoe provides just the right amount of support for walking. An innovative technology inspired by […]

28.04.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Football: Maracana — from populist temple to elitist arena

Football: Maracana — from populist temple to elitist arena

(RIO DE JANEIRO-AFP) – The Maracana stadium, a footballing theatre which every fan dreams of visiting, has morphed into an ultra-modern, sustainable and safe arena, albeit one with elitist traits, compared to the populist temple it once was. Though the stadium has twice been extensively remodeled since, all Brazilians know it as the place where […]

PHL, Hong Kong end emotional hostage row

PHL, Hong Kong end emotional hostage row

By Aaron Tam HONG KONG (AFP) – Hong Kong and the Philippines announced Wednesday they had resolved an enduring and deeply emotional row over a deadly hostage crisis, allowing soured diplomatic relations to return to normal. The breakthrough came after a deal was struck on the most sensitive issues of compensation to the victims of […]

26.04.2014 · Filled under: Asian News ·
China approves jail for rare wild animal eaters: Xinhua

China approves jail for rare wild animal eaters: Xinhua

BEIJING (AFP) – China’s legislature voted on Thursday to approve a legal measure that will jail people caught eating rare wild animals, state media reported. The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) approved a new interpretation of China’s Criminal Law at a bimonthly session, the official Xinhua news agency reported. The NPC, China’s […]

26.04.2014 · Filled under: Asian News ·
The promise of quality living at Rockwell’s exceptional residences

The promise of quality living at Rockwell’s exceptional residences

With 19 years of providing quality living, expertise in property management, and a trained eye for pioneering design, Rockwell Land has created the Philippines’ premier luxury residential and commercial communities. Its flagship development, Rockwell Center, is a 15.5-hectare, self-contained and mixed-use development located in the country’s financial, business, and lifestyle capital, Makati City. Rockwell Center […]

26.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
Beauty tutorials: growing out a pixie cut

Beauty tutorials: growing out a pixie cut

(Relaxnews) – With celebrities like Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Lawrence spotted growing out their pixie haircuts, we take a look at how to deal with that awkward in-between phase. The early stages http://youtu.be/t7Ib8oQofhA Blogger Makayla starts the “awkward transition” of growing out her pixie cut in this video. She recommends using a curl cream to control […]

25.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Football: London and Munich rivals for Euro 2020 semis and final

Football: London and Munich rivals for Euro 2020 semis and final

(PARIS-AFP) – The semi-finals and final of Euro 2020 will be staged in either London or Munich, European football’s governing body UEFA announced on Saturday. They were the only two cities that submitted bid dossiers for the semi-finals/final package of the new format tournament by a Friday midnight deadline. In all, 19 cities from 19 […]

25.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Walking can help creative thinking: study

Walking can help creative thinking: study

(Relaxnews) – People who rely on walks to overcome writer’s block or solve a tricky problem seem to have it right: new research shows that walking — whether indoors or outdoors — can encourage creative thought. Researchers at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education conducted experiments on 176 people and found that participants who walked […]

25.04.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Lancôme unveils new makeup pouches from couture designers

Lancôme unveils new makeup pouches from couture designers

(Relaxnews) – Accustomed to working with some of the most prestigious names in fashion (such as Alber Elbaz and Jason Wu), Lancôme is renewing the experience by teaming with three world-renowned Parisian designers: Yiqing Yin, Alexandre Vauthier and Jacquemus. Each of the three couturiers has created a limited edition Lancôme makeup kit that can easily […]

25.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Diabetes research: good news for caffeine addicts?

Diabetes research: good news for caffeine addicts?

(PARIS-AFP) – People who boosted their coffee intake by “moderate to large” doses in a US-based study had a lower risk for adult-onset diabetes than those with stable consumption, researchers said Friday. An analysis of studies that tracked the diet and lifestyles of more than 120,000 health sector workers, showed that those who increased their […]

25.04.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Nike unveils latest World Cup ad

Nike unveils latest World Cup ad

(Relaxnews) – The American sportswear giant has revealed its latest soccer commercial ahead of this summer’s World Cup in Brazil. A twist on the classic idea of “winner stays on,” the clip sees two teams of teenage footballers facing off on a local field. Except this is a Nike World Cup ad, so there’s always some extra […]

Garcetti wears denim in protest vs sexual violence

Garcetti wears denim in protest vs sexual violence

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti wore denim jeans Wednesday along with fellow Angelenos, guests and supporters as a sign of protest against sexual violence at the GUESS headquarters downtown organized by the LA-based nonprofit organization Peace Over Violence. Wednesday’s Denim Day also coincided with other “protests” held in the state of California after the Legislature […]

25.04.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·