Indonesia announces world’s biggest manta ray sanctuary

Indonesia announces world’s biggest manta ray sanctuary

(JAKARTA-AFP) – Indonesia on Friday instituted the world’s biggest manta ray sanctuary covering millions of square kilometres as it seeks to protect the huge winged fish and draw more tourists to the sprawling archipelago. New legislation gives full protection to the creatures across all the waters surrounding Southeast Asia’s biggest country, which for years has […]

21.02.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment ·
Aquino: ‘Late DILG Chief Robredo had the vision for the relocation plan’ for informal settlers

Aquino: ‘Late DILG Chief Robredo had the vision for the relocation plan’ for informal settlers

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III said on Wednesday it was the vision of the late Department Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jesse Robredo where “the relocation plan for informal settlers” came from. During the inauguration of the Estero de San Miguel Micro Medium-Rise building for 167 informal settler families at the […]

21.02.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
i-Vice Ganda Mo ‘ko sa Amerika comes to the Pechanga Theater

i-Vice Ganda Mo ‘ko sa Amerika comes to the Pechanga Theater

TEMECULA, Calif.  – Vice Ganda, one of the Philippines’ hottest stand-up comedians and showbiz personalities is taking his highly aniticipated concert series entitled “i-Vice Ganda Mo ‘ko sa Amerika” to the Pechanga Theater in Temecula, California. The show, which originally took off under the title “i-Vice Ganda Mo ‘ko sa Araneta” was held last year […]

21.02.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Katy Perry premieres Egyptian-themed ‘Dark Horse’ video

Katy Perry premieres Egyptian-themed ‘Dark Horse’ video

(Relaxnews) – After performing her single “Dark Horse” with Memphis rapper Juicy J live at the Grammy Awards last month, Katy Perry has premiered the video for the single. Perry announced the video premiere on Twitter with the message: “Make me your one and only. Check out the MAGIC that is the #DARKHORSEVIDEO.” The over-the top video, […]

21.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Coca-Cola designs ‘social media guard’ for latest ad

Coca-Cola designs ‘social media guard’ for latest ad

(Relaxnews) – Coca-Cola has come up with an unusual way of getting us to put down our smartphones and break the social media habit that, for many of us, regularly interrupts real life. The brand has designed a ‘Social Media Guard’ for its latest ad, which aims to highlight the amount of time spent obsessively […]

21.02.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Offbeat, Online, Videos ·
Tesla SUV launch pushed back to 2015

Tesla SUV launch pushed back to 2015

(Relaxnews) – Bad news for anyone who had been waiting to snap up the all-electric Tesla Model X this year, as the company is putting production on hold for yet another 12 months. According to Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, the delay is partly due to the fact that he is “a perfectionist when it comes […]

21.02.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Meryl Streep to play Pankhurst in ‘Suffragette’

Meryl Streep to play Pankhurst in ‘Suffragette’

(Relaxnews) – With the film shoot of Sarah Gavron’s “Suffragette” about to commence, Meryl Streep is expected to join the cast as one of its leading ladies. She’ll play British activist Emily Pankhurst, a leading member of a 1900s equal rights movement that had grown disillusioned with the efficacy of peaceful protest. Pankhurst made it […]

21.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘Fantastic Four’: Kate Mara confirmed

‘Fantastic Four’: Kate Mara confirmed

(Relaxnews) – “House of Cards” actress Kate Mara is to co-star in 2015′s “The Fantastic Four,” with Jamie Bell and Miles Teller also set to join Michael B. Jordan as principal cast members. The deal for Mara is done, according to Variety, setting her up to play Sue Storm, the Invisible Woman. Jamie Bell (“Hallam […]

21.02.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Milan Fashion Week: highlights from days 2 and 3

Milan Fashion Week: highlights from days 2 and 3

(Relaxnews) – Here some of standout looks fresh from the Fall-Winter 2014/15 runways in Milan. Prada  Miuccia Prada’s Fall 2014/15 collection mixed the soft and sexy (sheer shift dresses) with a wintry 1970s vibe (best exemplified by the shearling coats, which came in a range of tones and colors). The designer was bang on-trend with […]

21.02.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
9th Ambassadors, Consuls General and Tourism Directors Tours launched

9th Ambassadors, Consuls General and Tourism Directors Tours launched

Los Angeles – The Philippine Consulate General and the Department of Tourism in Los Angeles launched on 13 February 2014, the 9th Ambassadors, Consuls General, and Tourism Directors Tour (ACGTDT) to the Philippines scheduled on 28 July to 02 August 2014. Los Angeles leads this year’s ACGTDT, a joint project of all Philippine Service Posts […]

21.02.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Bowie becomes oldest Brit winner, but Arctic Monkeys steal show

Bowie becomes oldest Brit winner, but Arctic Monkeys steal show

(LONDON-AFP) – British cultural giant David Bowie on Wednesday became the oldest winner of a Brit Award, but the annual awards ceremony belonged to history-making rockers Arctic Monkeys, who claimed the night’s top two awards. Bowie, 67, was not present at London’s cavernous O2 Arena to receive his best British Male Solo Artist award — […]

20.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
For men, a slimmer physique may signal a surprising health advantage

For men, a slimmer physique may signal a surprising health advantage

(Relaxnews) – New research in the American Journal of Human Biology reveals a link between body mass index (BMI) and the amount of bacteria found in male noses. Results indicate that the noses of heavier or overweight men carry more “potentially pathogenic species of bacteria” than the sniffers of attractive, thinner males. “According to an […]

20.02.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Offbeat ·
Manage Hunger with Wholesome Foods

Manage Hunger with Wholesome Foods

(Family Features) Whether you’re following a weight loss plan or simply maintaining healthy habits, finding foods that are nutritious sources of protein and promote satiety can help curb your urge to snack throughout the day. Wholesome soyfoods can replace other foods in your diet that might be adding too much fat, sugar and cholesterol. Soyfoods […]

Julia doesn’t mind comparisons with aunt Claudine

Julia doesn’t mind comparisons with aunt Claudine

Teen actress Julia Barretto does not mind being compared to her aunt Claudine Barretto, who is known for her hit teleseryes during her younger years. “Normal naman siguro siya pero on my side naman I won’t let it affect me because my tita has been in the industry for so many years. You can’t compare […]

19.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Consul General De La Vega Pays Farewell Call on Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Consul General De La Vega Pays Farewell Call on Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Los Angeles, 18 February 2013. – Consul General Maria Hellen Barber De La Vega pays farewell call to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti at his office on 14 February 2014. Consul General De La Vega recalled the consistent and endearing concern of Mayor Garcetti to the Filipino and Fil-AM Communities in the City of Los […]

19.02.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
‘The Simpsons’ Lego episode to air May 4

‘The Simpsons’ Lego episode to air May 4

(Relaxnews) – Fox will broadcast “Brick Like Me,” a full “Simpsons” episode shot in Lego bricks, on Sunday, May 4. The 550th episode of the animated saga will turn Springfield into Legoland. Homer will wake up in a world made of Lego pieces and have to figure out a way to get back to his […]

19.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
Haley Joel Osment joins ‘Entourage’ film cast

Haley Joel Osment joins ‘Entourage’ film cast

(Relaxnews) – Appearing alongside the familiar faces of the “Entourage” film series will be that of Haley Joel Osment, as the episodic series becomes a feature film. Regulars from the seven-year, eight-season series will also form part of the movie’s cast, including Adrian Grenier, Jeremy Piven, and Kevin Connolly. Billy Bob Thornton joins Osment as […]

19.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Congress extends US borrowing authority until 2015

Congress extends US borrowing authority until 2015

WASHINGTON  (AFP) – Lawmakers approved a 13-month extension of US borrowing authority with no string attached Wednesday, shelving a fractious political debate over the nation’s debt ceiling until after November’s mid-term elections. Following the House of Representatives’ lead from a day earlier, the Senate passed the legislation 55-43, marking a dramatic victory for President Barack […]

19.02.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Eco group lauds Iglesia ni Cristo for clean walkathon

Eco group lauds Iglesia ni Cristo for clean walkathon

MANILA (Mabuhay) – An ecological group on Saturday lauded the Iglesia ni Cristo for keeping its charity walk for survivors of super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) clean. The EcoWaste Coalition said it was “delighted” to see the route of the charity walk “devoid of unsightly and filthy trash.” “We commend the organizers and participants for manifesting […]

19.02.2014 · Filled under: Environment, Philippine News ·
100% of new Ferraris are personalized

100% of new Ferraris are personalized

(Relaxnews) – The supercar maker has revealed that for the first time in its history, every car that rolled off its Maranello production line over the course of 2013 did so with a bespoke feature. That’s a remarkable statistic, considering that when fellow exclusive car maker Rolls Royce published its own yearly sales figures in […]

19.02.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring ·