Unfilled govt positions to remain vacant to finance P20B rehab for Yolanda, etc – Sen. Chiz

Unfilled govt positions to remain vacant to finance P20B rehab for Yolanda, etc – Sen. Chiz

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Senate will not allocate money for unfilled government positions to save about P20 billion so that government can finance the reconstruction and rehabilitation of areas devastated by typhoon Yolanda and other calamities, Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero said Monday. This will be done as the Senate finance committee submits the proposed P2.3-trillion […]

29.11.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Health and fitness agenda: World AIDS Day

Health and fitness agenda: World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day December 1 Worldwide World AIDS Day draws together people from around the globe “to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and demonstrate international solidarity in the face of the pandemic.” For a calendar of events, to download posters, and to find out how to get involved, visit http://www.worldaidscampaign.org. In the UK, visit http://www.worldaidsday.org. International Day of […]

29.11.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Online, World News ·
Victoria Beckham guest edits Paris Vogue

Victoria Beckham guest edits Paris Vogue

(PARIS-AFP) – Ex-Spice Girl turned fashion designer Victoria Beckham has guest-edited the Christmas edition of Paris Vogue magazine, the publication said on Friday. Beckham, 39, appears in a seductive pose on the front cover of the magazine’s December issue with her retired footballer husband David Beckham, who is photographed sporting a beard and dinner jacket. […]

29.11.2013 · Filled under: News ·
Watch: Prada’s new Resort 2014 film

Watch: Prada’s new Resort 2014 film

(Relaxnews) – A new campaign film from Prada is always a treat, and the brand’s latest video, for the Resort 2014 collection, doesn’t let down. Set to the mysterious piano soundtrack of “Daydreaming” by Minneapolis band Dark Dark Dark, the short film shows off the dark yet colorful aesthetic of Steven Meisel’s latest Prada campaign, […]

29.11.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
Couples who drink (or don’t drink) together, stick together: study

Couples who drink (or don’t drink) together, stick together: study

(Relaxnews) – Couples who are in sync with their taste for alcohol have better odds of sticking together over time, a new study finds. In a study of 634 couples, both heavy drinkers and those who drank very little had much lower rates of divorce than couples in which one partner was a heavier drinker. […]

29.11.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Paris to open online souvenir shop

Paris to open online souvenir shop

(Relaxnews) – Francophiles and lovers of the City of Light will now be able to extend their trip to Paris and revisit memories with the city’s new online souvenir store. When the city launches the virtual shop December 5, the city will join New York, Amsterdam and Dublin in offering travelers Paris-related items and memorabilia […]

28.11.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
27th Star Awards nominee ‘My Husband’s Lover’ – The US Tour

27th Star Awards nominee ‘My Husband’s Lover’ – The US Tour

Aired over GMA 7, “My Husband’s Lover” is the highest rating teleserye during its season that ran from June to October, 2013. Running a total of ninety-four (94) episodes, with a very unique story, high quality production and stellar cast, the well-made series  received rave reviews and has trended among Filipinos (and non-Filipinos, too!) worldwide.  As a […]

28.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Steam sale spearheads Black Friday discounts

Steam sale spearheads Black Friday discounts

(Relaxnews) – Running until December 3, PC gaming’s Steam sale is accompanied by a number of other download discounts from the Humble Store, Microsoft, Grand Theft Auto Online, and Square Enix. Visitors from the Northern Hemisphere are greeted by an Autumn Sale graphic, while those in the South see a Spring Sale banner. That’s a nice touch. […]

28.11.2013 · Filled under: Games, Online, Science & Technology, Thanksgiving ·
Disney gives folk tale cool makeover in ‘Frozen’

Disney gives folk tale cool makeover in ‘Frozen’

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Disney has given a chilly makeover to a traditional fairy tale in its latest animated release “Frozen,” which could be in the running for an Oscar. The movie is based on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen” — 25 years after Disney’s last Andersen adaptation, “The Little Mermaid” — even if it […]

28.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Thanksgiving ·
David Beckham rides for Belstaff in new video

David Beckham rides for Belstaff in new video

(Relaxnews) – The famous footballer gets on his bike for the British fashion brand. Belstaff has released a cool new biking video showing off its newest collections in a short film by Justin Stokes. A gang of guys head out on vintage rides, rolling at a leisurely pace (there’s plenty of time for a fried breakfast) through the […]

Chevrolet hopes to raise the roof with limited edition Corvette drop top

Chevrolet hopes to raise the roof with limited edition Corvette drop top

(Relaxnews) – Announced just in time for Christmas, only 550 examples of the Corvette Stingray Premiere Edition Convertible will be built. To make absolutely certain that onlookers know the car is special, each one will be finished in Lime Rock Green paint with a brownstone suede interior, accented with carbon fiber. The dashboard will also […]

28.11.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Destinations, Holidays, Motoring ·
What do men feel when they look at a beautiful car?

What do men feel when they look at a beautiful car?

(Relaxnews) – A scientific study suggests that men experience more emotion when looking at images of car design than they do when looking at images of children. The results of the research that monitored the brainwave activity of men and women when shown a series of images chosen to elicit an emotional response, show that, […]

Rachelle Anne Go to be part of ‘Miss Saigon’ revival

Rachelle Anne Go to be part of ‘Miss Saigon’ revival

SINGER Rachelle Ann Go will travel to London this summer as she was cast to portray the role of GiGi in revival of the hit international musical “Miss Saigon”. The good news was first posted by award-winning singer Lea Salonga on her official Twitter account. Salonga played the lead role of Kim in the original […]

28.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Classical and contemporary art merges with high fashion in Icon Shoes’ latest collection

Classical and contemporary art merges with high fashion in Icon Shoes’ latest collection

LOS ANGELES, Calif.  – Throughout the ages a wide variety of art forms have existed, each exhibiting its own unique personal style, ecclectic inspiration and cultural influence. One of the most interesting aspects of the evolution of art is the fusing together of different media, or the method of combining one or more art forms. […]

28.11.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Miss Philippines USA delegates volunteer in KTLA 5 Help for the Philippines Telethon

Miss Philippines USA delegates volunteer in KTLA 5 Help for the Philippines Telethon

Glendale, CA – One of the most rewarding  assignments Miss Philippines USA organization had done this year was participating in the recently concluded LA telethon spearheaded by Fil-Am anchor Cher Calvin  of KTLA 5 and supported by Miss Philippines USA producer Lou Razon  and colleagues. The delegates offered their time to help raise funds for […]

28.11.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
BRP Alcaraz brings 123.7 tons of relief goods to Leyte

BRP Alcaraz brings 123.7 tons of relief goods to Leyte

TACLOBAN CITY (Mabuhay) – BRP Ramon Alcaraz is now on its first-ever humanitarian mission helping areas in Eastern Visayas that have been devastated by super typhoon Yolanda. BRP Alcaraz is currently berthing at the Leyte Gulf carrying around 123.7 tons of assorted food and non-food items donated by various government agencies and private organizations. Also […]

28.11.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Trailer: the making of a hero in ‘Hercules: The Legend Begins’

Trailer: the making of a hero in ‘Hercules: The Legend Begins’

(Relaxnews) – Kellan Lutz, revealed to the public through the “Twilight” film series, stars in the role of the Greco-Roman demigod in the forthcoming feature. Summit Entertainment has released the first theatrical trailer for “Hercules: The Legend Begins” ahead of its arrival in US theaters January 10. In just over two minutes, the trailer goes […]

28.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
All-female line-up for Costa Novel Award category

All-female line-up for Costa Novel Award category

(Relaxnews) – “Life After Life” by Kate Atkinson, “Unexpected Lessons in Love” by the late Bernadine Bishop, “Instructions for a Heatwave” by Maggie O’Farrell and “All the Birds, Singing” by Evie Wyld comprise the Costa Book Awards’ category for best novel. Kate Atkinson won the Costa (or the Whitbread Award, as it was then) with […]

28.11.2013 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment ·
US consumer watchdog releases toxic toy list

US consumer watchdog releases toxic toy list

(Relaxnews) – Just in time for holiday shopping, the US-based consumer watchdog Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) announced this year’s list of unsafe toys sold in the country. Released Tuesday, the annual “Trouble in Toyland” report reveals the results of laboratory testing on toys for toxic chemicals including lead, cadmium, and phthalates, all of which can have […]

28.11.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Health & Fitness, Holidays, Home & Garden, New Year's Day ·
No handset is perfect, survey finds

No handset is perfect, survey finds

(Relaxnews) – A new study highlights the biggest frustrations that owners have with the iPhone 5S, Samsung Galaxy SIV, Motorola Moto X and HTC One. The results are based on Fixya users’ experiences with their handsets and issues range from battery life to overheating to screen problems and a lack of expandable storage. To arrive at its […]