Bong Revilla: Aquino personally asked me to convict Corona

Bong Revilla: Aquino personally asked me to convict Corona

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Senator Ramon Bong Revilla on Monday claimed that President Benigno Aquino III personally asked him to vote to convict former Chief Justice Renato Corona in 2012. In a privilege speech denying his involvement in the alleged pork barrel scam, Revilla said Interior Secretary Mar Roxas – whom he called “Boy Pick-Up” – […]

21.01.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
California declares drought emergency

California declares drought emergency

LOS ANGELES  (AFP) – California’s worst drought in a century is devastating the state’s agriculture and destroying its forestland, which is being consumed by wildfire, Governor Jerry Brown said Friday as he declared a state emergency. The emergency declaration allows California to access federal help to battle the drought, which has left huge swathes of […]

21.01.2014 · Filled under: Environment, U.S. News ·
Piolo: ‘Starting Over Again’ worth the wait

Piolo: ‘Starting Over Again’ worth the wait

“It’s definitely worth the wait.” This was how Piolo Pascual described his upcoming movie “Starting Over Again,” which he will co-star with Toni Gonzaga and Iza Calzado. “This is a one-of-a-kind movie, which took more than six months to make,” Pascual said. He said he has done many love stories and dramas, but “Starting Over […]

21.01.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Aquino to lead the launching of Skyway Stage 3 project

Aquino to lead the launching of Skyway Stage 3 project

MANILA, Jan 20 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III will lead this week the launching of the Skyway Stage 3 project in a bid to decongest traffic in Metro Manila, a Palace official said on Monday. Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said in the regular press briefing that the Skyway Stage 3, a 14.8-kilometer expressway, […]

21.01.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Haute couture shows: highlights from day 2

Haute couture shows: highlights from day 2

(Relaxnews) – As the shows continue, we take a moment to examine the collections that stood out from the rest on the second day of Spring-Summer 2014 haute couture fashion week in Paris: Christian Dior, Giambattista Valli and Alexis Mabille. Christian Dior In an immaculate white setting, Raf Simons presented pieces with precise, geometrical tailoring as […]

21.01.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Hallmark teams up with Sarah Jessica Parker for stationery range

Hallmark teams up with Sarah Jessica Parker for stationery range

(Relaxnews) – If you’re looking to bring a little Hollywood glamour to your stationery collection then Sarah Jessica Parker’s latest design project might be a welcome surprise: the movie star has teamed up with Hallmark to create a range of greetings cards for 2014. Including cards, gift wrap and stationery, the brand’s Sarah Jessica Parker Collection aims […]

Margot Robbie in talks to join Alexander Skarsgaard in ‘Tarzan’

Margot Robbie in talks to join Alexander Skarsgaard in ‘Tarzan’

(Relaxnews) – The Australian actress currently starring in Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street” was offered the role of Jane in a new adaptation of the writings of Edgar Rice Burroughs. According to Thewrap.com, Margot Robbie is on the verge of accepting the female lead in “Tarzan,” to be helmed by David Yates, the […]

21.01.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Sunlight helps blood pressure risk: study

Sunlight helps blood pressure risk: study

(PARIS-AFP) – Sunlight may help to reduce high blood pressure, a danger factor for heart attacks and stroke, a study published in a specialist journal said on Monday. British researchers found exposure to sunlight alters the level of nitric oxide in the skin, dilating blood vessels and thus easing hypertension. “Small amounts of NO [nitric […]

21.01.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Valentine’s Day hotel packages include diamonds and stadium rentals

Valentine’s Day hotel packages include diamonds and stadium rentals

(Relaxnews) – Want to bag the award for staging the most memorable, elaborate and perhaps expensive proposal this year? For $100,000, one California hotel will hire out the entire Rose Bowl Stadium, plus the Pasadena Symphony Orchestra, and throw in a handcrafted diamond ring in its Valentine’s Day hotel package. For The Langham Huntington, 2014 […]

Google Glass to offer new point of view on NBA game

Google Glass to offer new point of view on NBA game

(Relaxnews) – A new, interactive experience will be in store for fans at the Sacramento Kings vs. Indiana Pacers game on January 24. Several of the game’s participants will wear Google Glass, allowing them to take footage of the event from an insider’s perspective. At different points during the game, team members on the sidelines, […]

Hershey’s signs 3D printing deal

Hershey’s signs 3D printing deal

(Relaxnews) – Chocolate giant The Hershey Company has jumped onto the 3D printing bandwagon and could soon be bringing all sorts of crazy chocolate shapes to a machine near you. North America’s largest chocolate producer has entered into a multi-year contract with printing provider 3D Systems, to develop a range of 3D printed edible sweet treats. […]

Diet soda could be causing you to overeat

Diet soda could be causing you to overeat

(Relaxnews) – Artificially sweetened drinks are being blamed — again — for sabotaging diets in a new US study that found diet soda could lead to increased food intake. After looking at national consumption patterns of diet beverages and calorie intake, researchers from John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health concluded that overweight and obese […]

21.01.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Goodbye deep-fried mozzarella sandwich, hello spinach, says Denny’s

Goodbye deep-fried mozzarella sandwich, hello spinach, says Denny’s

(Relaxnews) – At a time when New Year’s resolve is at its strongest, two popular American restaurant chains have launched new lighter menu options to help people stick to their weight-loss pledges even when dining out. In its ongoing collaboration with Weight Watchers, Applebee’s, which claims to be the largest casual-dining chain in the world, […]

20.01.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Ellen DeGeneres named America’s favorite TV personality

Ellen DeGeneres named America’s favorite TV personality

(Relaxnews) – The talk show host and MC of the upcoming Academy Awards ceremony tops the list of the most beloved TV icons in the US, according to a poll by Harris Interactive. For the second consecutive year, Ellen DeGeneres has taken first place in the ranking, ahead of Mark Harmon, the star of America’s […]

20.01.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Haute couture shows: highlights from days 1 and 2

Haute couture shows: highlights from days 1 and 2

(Relaxnews) – Designers began unveiling the latest haute couture collections in Paris on Sunday, January 19, and the fashion shows will continue throughout the week. We take a look at the inspirations and trends that have emerged so far from the Spring-Summer 2014 haute couture collections. Atelier Versace Donatella Versace outfitted her models like contemporary goddesses, […]

20.01.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Shapeshifting wall to create giant 3D selfies of visitors at Sochi

Shapeshifting wall to create giant 3D selfies of visitors at Sochi

(Relaxnews) – A giant pin screen dubbed “the Mount Rushmore of the digital age” will display 3D impressions of Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics visitors’ faces this February. The pavilion will feature over 10,000 actuators, which will form three-dimensional portraits of each visitor’s face for 20 seconds. The faces will be eight meters high. The actuators […]

20.01.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Sports & Recreation ·
Angeline Quinto not closing doors on Erik Santos

Angeline Quinto not closing doors on Erik Santos

Angeline Quinto has reacted to rumors linking her to fellow singer Erik Santos. Santos recently gave Quinto an expensive watch, with the latter posting a photo of it on Instagram. Quinto explained that Santos gave her the watch after she made a guest appearance in his concert. “Ano ‘yun, parang gift niya sa akin after […]

20.01.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Art agenda: Samba Spirit, Xu Zhen, British Art Today

Art agenda: Samba Spirit, Xu Zhen, British Art Today

(Relaxnews) – Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts celebrates Afro-Brazilian art, Beijing’s Ullens Center profiles contemporary artist Xu Zhen, and the V&A in London welcomes a new swathe of British artists. Samba Spirit: Modern Afro-Brazilian Art January 18 – October 19 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Celebrating 20th Century Afro-Brazilian artists and their blend of South […]

20.01.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment ·
Website ‘charges’ selfie uploaders for charity

Website ‘charges’ selfie uploaders for charity

(Relaxnews) – Next time you find yourself about to publish a smoking hot selfie of yourself on your favorite social media platform, think twice — it could end up costing you. Despite the ‘selfie’ being one of the dominating trends to emerge in 2013, it looks like a backlash against this particular form of online […]

20.01.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Offbeat, Online ·
The car of the future, today

The car of the future, today

(DETROIT-AFP) – Cars that park themselves, radar-guided safety sensors and infotainment systems with web access; automakers are competing for customers who now expect constant innovation. The speed at which the new features are migrating from premium models downward and spreading among brands is accelerating as automakers jostle for attention in an increasingly crowded market. “The […]

20.01.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·