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 […]

L’Artisan Parfumeur reissuing ‘Jour de Fête’ fragrance in limited edition

L’Artisan Parfumeur reissuing ‘Jour de Fête’ fragrance in limited edition

(Relaxnews) – This year, L’Artisan Parfumeur’s spring limited edition fragrance will have a distinctly festive aroma. The brand will revisit one of its most iconic fragrances, Jour de Fête, inspired by the subtle notes of Jordan almonds, or “dragées,” which are traditionally given to guests at weddings and other family celebrations in France. Created in […]

28.11.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Berlin’s famed Cold War-era cinema to reopen doors

Berlin’s famed Cold War-era cinema to reopen doors

(BERLIN-AFP) – Berlin’s historic Zoo Palast cinema re-opens Thursday after a major renovation to restore the sparkle to the former Cold War-era theatre, once the star-studded cultural boast of the city. The Zoo Palast, which owes its name to a nearby city-centre zoological garden, was built in the mid-1950s out of the ashes of a […]

Art pick of the week: Warhol’s ‘So Many Stars’

Art pick of the week: Warhol’s ‘So Many Stars’

(Relaxnews) – Released this month, the app “So Many Stars” takes pieces from Andy Warhol’s early “So!” collection and turns them into interactive, animated pieces. Dogs enlarge in size, spaghetti is consumed, and fish splish in illustration of the concepts behind pieces like “You Are So Little and You Are So Big,” “You Are So […]

28.11.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Art, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Pacquiao victory lifts spirits of typhoon-ravaged PHL

Pacquiao victory lifts spirits of typhoon-ravaged PHL

TACLOBAN, November 24, 2013 (AFP) – The storm-battered Philippines was celebrating a much-needed victory Sunday after national boxing hero Manny Pacquiao defeated American Brandon Rios in a comeback fight he dedicated to victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan. For a brief moment in the devastated city of Tacloban, those who lost their homes, their livelihoods and […]

27.11.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News, Sports & Recreation ·
PHL Consulate General in Los Angeles Commemorates 150th Birth Anniversary of Andres Bonifacio

PHL Consulate General in Los Angeles Commemorates 150th Birth Anniversary of Andres Bonifacio

Los Angeles  – The Philippine Consulate General in cooperation with the Philippine Heritage Institute International (PHII) and the Philippine Institute of Language, Arts & Culture (PILAC) and Panorama Knights, Inc. commemorated the 150th Birth Anniversary of Andres Bonifacio at the Rizal Hall of the Consulate General on 20 November 2013. Consul General Maria Hellen Barber […]

27.11.2013 · Filled under: Local News, Photos ·
Prince William rocks out with Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift

Prince William rocks out with Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift

(London-AFP) – Britain’s Prince William teamed up with US pop royalty Jon Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift on Tuesday night to perform an impromptu version of “Livin’ On A Prayer” at his home, Kensington Palace. The trio belted out the Bon Jovi classic at the end of a gala event at the London palace in […]

27.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Obama seeks to renew Asia role with rescheduled trip

Obama seeks to renew Asia role with rescheduled trip

By Shaun Tandon WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama will visit Asia in April to push closer ties, an aide said Wednesday, after his earlier cancellation of a trip raised questions about US staying power. Susan Rice, Obama’s national security adviser, acknowledged disappointment after the president called off a trip in October to negotiate with […]

27.11.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Trailer: Vanessa Hudgens leaves glamour behind in ‘Gimme Shelter’

Trailer: Vanessa Hudgens leaves glamour behind in ‘Gimme Shelter’

(Relaxnews) – After “Sucker Punch” and “Spring Breakers,” the American starlet tackles her most emotionally complex role yet in this drama adapted from a true story. Yahoo!Movies has uploaded the official trailer for “Gimme Shelter,” starring Vanessa Hudgens in the role of Apple Bailey, a 16-year-old girl who finds herself pregnant and living on the […]

27.11.2013 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Patrick Swayze movie ‘Road House’ headed for remake

Patrick Swayze movie ‘Road House’ headed for remake

(Relaxnews) – MGM is preparing an update of the action movie “Road House,” Thewrap.com reports. “Fast and Furious” and “xXx” director Rob Cohen will helm the remake of the 1989 film, starring Patrick Swayze opposite Ben Gazzara. “Roadhouse” was a box-office flop, but it gained something of a cult following in the following decades amongst […]

27.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Batmobile replica heading to auction

Batmobile replica heading to auction

(Relaxnews) – An almost exact replica of the Tim Burton-era Batmobile is poised to go under the hammer at a Historics at Brooklands auction this weekend in the UK where it could fetch up to $140,000. All that’s missing from the custom-built homage are the side-mounted, pop-up Browning machine guns, but all of the other details, from […]

Nina Ricci and Ladurée launch complementary fragrance and macaron

Nina Ricci and Ladurée launch complementary fragrance and macaron

(Relaxnews) – In an unprecedented collaboration, Nina Ricci teamed up with the famous French pastry maker Ladurée to create a delectable and tempting duo: a fragrance inspired by the brand’s signature macarons, and a macaron inspired by the subtle and intricate aromas of luxury perfume. A new, delectable chapter has just been added to the […]

27.11.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Hardest person to buy for? Your significant other, survey says

Hardest person to buy for? Your significant other, survey says

(Relaxnews) – Good news for singletons: an online survey claims that for most people, shopping for their significant other’s gift is the most arduous task on the holiday list. According to a recent survey of 1,000 adults, both men and women describe their significant other as the hardest person to buy a gift for during […]

In New York, foot yoga to make high heels bearable

In New York, foot yoga to make high heels bearable

(Relaxnews) – New York fashionistas can seek the guidance of yoga instructor Yamuna Zake to help make walking in their most vertiginous stilettos less painful. Yamuna Zake, 59, offers specialized foot yoga classes, with students bringing in their most tortuous pair of high heels to practice a daintier, less damaging walk, The Daily Mail reports. Classes […]

27.11.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Offbeat, Online ·
2nd ‘Hanep Sa Wow’ Filipino Music Festival, A celebration of original Pilipino music (OPM) and Filipino musicality

2nd ‘Hanep Sa Wow’ Filipino Music Festival, A celebration of original Pilipino music (OPM) and Filipino musicality

Joey Albert, Nonoy Zuniga to headline Nov. 30 show  at Pala Casino with ‘Music & Magic’ members Fe de los Reyes, Eva Caparas & Jet Montelibano and the very special guest appearance of Ms. Kevyn Lettau PALA, CA, November 25, 2013 – Filipino pop stars and certified hitmakers Joey Albert and Nonoy Zuniga will headline […]

26.11.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
FACT SHEET: U.S. response to Typhoon Haiyan

FACT SHEET: U.S. response to Typhoon Haiyan

Since Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines on November 8, U.S. disaster relief experts and military personnel have worked around the clock to deliver food, water, medicine, and shelter to help those hit hardest by the storm.  In support of the Philippines’ relief effort, the United States is providing more than $37 million in humanitarian aid […]

26.11.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·