US vows to defend Japan against China

US vows to defend Japan against China

By Shaun Tandon WASHINGTON  (AFP) – Secretary of State John Kerry vowed Friday that the United States would defend Japan against attack including over islands claimed by China as tensions boil between the Asian powers. Kerry, who said he would visit China next week, met in Washington with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and reaffirmed […]

12.02.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Pilipino Cultural Night to be staged on March 22 at Lakewood High School

Pilipino Cultural Night to be staged on March 22 at Lakewood High School

Twenty seven years after it debuted as the Pilipino Cultural Night as a vehicle to create awareness, nurture and propagate the Philippine culture among high school students in Southern California, four  high schools of the ABC School District have banded together again to stage its 30th  edition on March 22, 6 p.m. at  Lakewood High […]

12.02.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Ruffa had fun working with John Lloyd anew

Ruffa had fun working with John Lloyd anew

Actress Ruffa Gutierrez admitted that it felt good that she finally had the chance to work with former boyfriend John Lloyd Cruz five years after they co-starred in the ABS-CBN series “I Love Betty La Fea.” Gutierrez appeared in Sunday’s episode of the sitcom “Home Sweetie Home,” where she played the role of Cristina, the […]

12.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Add spark to your relationship by going on a double date

Add spark to your relationship by going on a double date

(Relaxnews) – If you want to reignite the passion in your relationship this Valentine’s Day, skip the intimate, candle-light dinner for two and go on a double date. That’s the conclusion out of a new US study, which found that striking a friendship with another couple can help people view their partners and their relationship […]

12.02.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden, Online, Valentine's Day ·
Olympics: Hair-raising Olympics for Sochi skaters

Olympics: Hair-raising Olympics for Sochi skaters

(SOCHI-AFP) – Not content with merely following the action on the ice, figure skating fans have taken their dedication to a new level — opening Twitter accounts to track the fortunes of their heroes’ flowing locks. The Twitter account @2014PonyPower, dedicated to US team bronze medallist Jason Brown’s ponytail, has nearly 1000 followers. “It’s something […]

12.02.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Offbeat, Online, Sports & Recreation ·
1930s Miami Beach hot spot The Surf Club to get contemporary expansion

1930s Miami Beach hot spot The Surf Club to get contemporary expansion

(Relaxnews) – Miami Beach’s historic party resort The Surf Club is set to get a contemporary revival and expansion, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Meier & Partners. The 1930s property, which welcomed Winston Churchill as a guest in its heyday, will be developed and managed by luxury brand Four Seasons. The new developments will include the construction […]

12.02.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Photos ·
U2 premieres video for ‘Invisible’

U2 premieres video for ‘Invisible’

(Relaxnews) – After unveiling the single “Invisible” in an ad aired during the Super Bowl, Irish band U2 has dropped a black and white video for the track. Directed by Grammy winner Mark Romanek — whose past music videos include Jay Z’s “99 Problems,” Fiona Apple’s “Criminal,” “Hurt” by Johnny Cash, “Closer” by Nine Inch […]

12.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
After 50 years, Beatlemania rocks Washington anew

After 50 years, Beatlemania rocks Washington anew

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Beatlemania returned to Washington on Tuesday when the Fab Four’s earliest hits once again echoed through the venue where they played their first concert on US soil 50 years earlier. Instead of screaming teenagers, the rather more adult sell-out crowd of 3,000 at the old Washington Coliseum initially opted to remain seated and […]

12.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Wang’s romance and winter ninjas for Marc Jacobs

Wang’s romance and winter ninjas for Marc Jacobs

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Vera Wang offered “dark romance,” Marc Jacobs space-age ninjas and Rodarte “Star Wars.” Day six of New York Fashion Week was perhaps the most eclectic yet of fall/winter 2014. Wang, whose evening wear and bridal gowns are highly coveted by the Hollywood A-list, told AFP that her runway show was perhaps the […]

12.02.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Herrera, Hilfiger, Lim steal New York shows

Herrera, Hilfiger, Lim steal New York shows

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Carolina Herrera, Tommy Hilfiger and Phillip Lim dominated the catwalk on day five of New York Fashion Week, looking to the future and delving into heritage for inspiration. At 75, Herrera showed no sign of slowing down or wallowing in nostalgia, unveiling her 2014 fall/winter collection on Monday for the contemporary woman […]

12.02.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
ABBA enter Swedish Music Hall of Fame

ABBA enter Swedish Music Hall of Fame

(STOCKHOLM-AFP) – Legendary Swedish pop band ABBA on Thursday were among the 12 first artists to join the Swedish Music Hall of Fame, which celebrates the country’s rich pop tradition. “I think it’s a nice thing to do, to create a Swedish Music Hall of Fame,” 67-year-old former ABBA member Benny Andersson told AFP. “Through […]

11.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Shirley Temple: bright spot in US dark Depression

Shirley Temple: bright spot in US dark Depression

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Shirley Temple Black, the iconic child star of the 1930s who has died at age 85, melted hearts with her trademark blond ringlets and dimpled smile, and was a big bright spot in America’s dark Depression era. Delighting audiences with her singing, dancing and sweet and simple innocence at a time when […]

11.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, U.S. News ·
Media gets taste of Pechanga Resort & Casino’s multimillion dollar renovation of lobby and new restaurants

Media gets taste of Pechanga Resort & Casino’s multimillion dollar renovation of lobby and new restaurants

TEMECULA, Calif.  – Pechanga Resort & Casino, the state’s largest resort/casino, recently unveiled its brand new, multimillion dollar renovation of its hotel lobby, two restaurants and the addition of two more dining outlets. To showcase the timeless and elegant spaces, resort officials invited members of the press for a one-day event in which they met […]

11.02.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Happenings, Photos ·
Asia-Pacific needs nearly 13,000 new planes by 2032: Boeing

Asia-Pacific needs nearly 13,000 new planes by 2032: Boeing

By Martin Abbugao SINGAPORE, February 10, 2014 (AFP) – Asia-Pacific airlines will need almost 13,000 new planes worth $1.9 trillion over the next two decades as rising wealth in the region fuels demand for air travel, Boeing said Monday. The US plane maker said on the eve of the Singapore Airshow that 12,820 extra aircraft […]

11.02.2014 · Filled under: Asian News ·
Palace wishes PHL bet to Winter Olympics good luck

Palace wishes PHL bet to Winter Olympics good luck

MANILA (Mabuhay) – As it wished good luck to the Philippines’ bet in the ongoing Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Malacañang on Saturday called on Filipinos to show their support for him as well. Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said the Palace is confident Michael Christian Martinez will excel in figure skating despite the lack of […]

11.02.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News, Sports & Recreation ·
Kim Chiu says Xian Lim affected by critics

Kim Chiu says Xian Lim affected by critics

Actress Kim Chiu said that her leading man Xian Lim is affected by reaction of the fans on the comments he made to the former’s impersonator during the Chinese New Year episode of “Banana Nite.” Kim said the Kapamilya actor was feeling depressed after reading tweets and messages on social media. “Sobra siyang malungkot at […]

11.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Kim Chiu credits late mother for ‘Bride For Rent’ success

Kim Chiu credits late mother for ‘Bride For Rent’ success

Actress Kim Chiu credited her late mother for the success of “Bride For Rent,” her second film co-starring Xian Lim. During her speech at the film’s recent victory party, Chiu turned emotional when she thanked her mother, Louella, who passed away due to aneurysm last year. “Thank you kay Papa God, thank you so much […]

11.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Sweet interiors: Valentine’s Day gift guide

Sweet interiors: Valentine’s Day gift guide

(Relaxnews) – Home is where the heart is, and if you want to impress your loved one this Valentine’s Day then there’s no better way to do it than with some sweet interior accessories. Don’t panic if you don’t have time to look: we’ve handpicked a few of the best. A dramatic affair Romeo and […]

11.02.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Holidays, Home & Garden, Valentine's Day ·
Korean bestseller ‘Leafie’ set for April debut

Korean bestseller ‘Leafie’ set for April debut

(Relaxnews) – Sun-mi Hwang’s “The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly” has been compared to “The Little Prince” in terms of universal appeal and is dated for a UK debut this April. The date coincides with that of the London Book Fair, April 8-10, at which Korean literature forms a special focus, as pointed out […]

11.02.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment ·
‘Anansi Boys,’ ‘American Gods’ headed for TV

‘Anansi Boys,’ ‘American Gods’ headed for TV

(Relaxnews) – Neil Gaiman’s “Anansi Boys” and “American Gods” have been optioned for TV adaptations, each on a different side of the Atlantic. Set after “American Gods,” “Anansi Boys” has a mild-mannered English accountant discover that he is actually brother to Spider, a stylish and outgoing inheritor of godly powers. The siblings are reunited after their […]

11.02.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment ·