Cyclone, hurricane, typhoon: Different names, same phenomenon

Cyclone, hurricane, typhoon: Different names, same phenomenon

PARIS  (AFP) – They may have different names according to the region they hit, but typhoons, hurricanes and cyclones are all violent tropical storms that can generate 10 times as much energy as the Hiroshima atomic bomb. The typhoon that devastated the Philippines, wiping out entire towns with a death toll that could soar well […]

12.11.2013 · Filled under: Environment, Science & Technology ·
‘Deeply saddened’ pope urges Catholics to help PHL

‘Deeply saddened’ pope urges Catholics to help PHL

VATICAN CITY (AFP) – Pope Francis on Sunday asked Catholics to provide “concrete help” to the hundreds of thousands of people made homeless in the typhoon-ravaged Philippines, and to include them in their prayers. More than 60,000 people joined the pope in his own prayer for the victims during his traditional Sunday mass in St […]

12.11.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Loan Modification vs. Bankruptcy

Loan Modification vs. Bankruptcy

If you are having a hard time making ends meet and paying your monthly mortgage, you may wondering what to do. People who are having a hard time making their mortgage payments often rely heavily on credit cards, which eventually reach their limit. This of course creates even a bigger problem. While a loan modification […]

12.11.2013 · Filled under: Atty. Paul M. Allen ·
Philippine elite fight ageing with stem cell therapy

Philippine elite fight ageing with stem cell therapy

(MANILA-AFP) – Cynthia Carrion-Norton flits high-heeled around the Philippine capital with energy levels belying her years, thankful for a controversial treatment she highly recommends to fellow sixty-somethings. Carrion-Norton, 66, a member of the Philippine Olympic Committee and a former undersecretary for medical tourism, credits her vitality to adult stem cell therapy. “The day I got […]

12.11.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Philippine News ·
Coleen: Ako na lang parati ang third party

Coleen: Ako na lang parati ang third party

Coleen Garcia has grown tired over accusations that she was the reason why Billy Crawford and Nikki Gil ended their relationship. Garcia said she no longer gets bothered by insinuations that she caused the breakup of the former celebrity couple. “Ako na lang parati ang third party. Iyon naman ang akala nila eh, na ahas […]

12.11.2013 · Filled under: News ·
TFC Connects Filipino Americans to their Homeland by Opening Signal during Crisis

TFC Connects Filipino Americans to their Homeland by Opening Signal during Crisis

First Responders Include Bright House Networks, Hawaiian Telcom and Time Warner Cable CENTENNIAL, CO. November 11, 2013 – International Media Distribution (IMD) today announced the early results of their appeal for operators to open the signal to TFC (The Filipino Channel) in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. During relief efforts of one of the world’s biggest storms, TFC has been providing […]

12.11.2013 · Filled under: Services ·
EU mobilizes P600M for Yolanda victims

EU mobilizes P600M for Yolanda victims

MANILA, Nov 11 (Mabuhay) — The European Union on Monday said it has mobilized P600 million in humanitarian assistance to the Philippines for the areas ravaged by Typhoon Yolanda. EU Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs said he convened an emergency meeting with EU ambassadors in Manila to discuss the extent of the devastation in Visayas and […]

11.11.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Ariella Arida is Miss Universe 3rd runner-up

Ariella Arida is Miss Universe 3rd runner-up

MANILA, Nov 10 (Mabuhay) – The country is yet to produce our third Miss Universe crown after Laguna-born beauty Ariella Arida failed to win the coveted title. The 24-year-old finished third runner-up in the annual international beauty competition held Sunday morning (Manila time) at Crocus City Hall in Moscow, Russia. The competition was bested by […]

11.11.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Australia gives $10M to typhoon-hit PH

Australia gives $10M to typhoon-hit PH

SYDNEY, Nov 11 (Mabuhay) — Australia boosted its funding for relief efforts in the Philippines to Aus$10 million (US$9.38 million) on Monday with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop describing the unfolding tragedy as “absolutely devastating”. “Reports continue to come in that this is a disaster on a massive scale,” Bishop told reporters. Australia donated an immediate […]

11.11.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Donations for typhoon victims in the Philippines

Donations for typhoon victims in the Philippines

UPDATES ON TYPHOON YOLANDA (Typhoon Haiyan) Los Angeles, 08 November 2013 – The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles wishes to inform the public that according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), as of 08 November 2013 in Manila, the Typhoon Yolanda, internationally known as Haiyan has an equivalent to a […]

11.11.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Super Typhoon kills 10,000 in one Philippine city: UN

Super Typhoon kills 10,000 in one Philippine city: UN

UNITED NATIONS, November 11, 2013 (AFP) – The United Nations warned Monday of a quickly mounting death toll from the Philippines super typhoon with 10,000 feared killed in the worst-hit city of Tacloban alone. The United Nations was “expecting the worst” over the final body count, one top UN humanitarian official said. John Ging, UN humanitarian operations director, said […]

11.11.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
ISS crew returns to Earth with Olympic torch

ISS crew returns to Earth with Olympic torch

(MOSCOW-AFP) – Three astronauts returned to Earth on Monday after a 166-day mission, bringing the Olympic torch back from the International Space Station after a historic space walk. The trip completed the most ambitious leg of Russia’s unparallelled torch relay in the run-up to the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi in February. The Soyuz capsule […]

Miss Dior fragrance gets Paris exhibition

Miss Dior fragrance gets Paris exhibition

(Relaxnews) – The first perfume created by Christian Dior in 1947 is, 66 years later, an olfactory icon and the subject of a special retrospective exhibit at the Galerie Courbe of Paris’s Grand Palais, from November 13 to 25. The exhibition “Esprit Dior, Miss Dior” turns the spotlight on the French brand’s signature fragrance as […]

Japan PM Abe rides around Tokyo in self-driving vehicles

Japan PM Abe rides around Tokyo in self-driving vehicles

(TOKYO-AFP) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took a ride in several self-driving vehicles on the public roads in the capital on Saturday, showcasing the technology ahead of Tokyo Motor Show. Abe tried auto-piloting vehicles from Toyota, Honda, and Nissan on the roads around Japan’s National Diet Building, as major international automakers compete with likes […]

11.11.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Palace congratulates Arida, Donaire for wins

Palace congratulates Arida, Donaire for wins

MANILA, Nov 10 (Mabuhay) – Malacañang has lauded two Filipinos who won in their respective “battles” Sunday and gave their countrymen reasons to smile in times of crisis. Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte congratulated Miss Philippines Ariella Arida for her 3rd runner up finish in the just-concluded Miss Universe pageant held in Moscow, Russia and […]

11.11.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News, Sports & Recreation ·
Time magazine cover story of ‘Gods of Food’ stokes controversy

Time magazine cover story of ‘Gods of Food’ stokes controversy

(Relaxnews) – Time magazine is getting some flack for what was supposed to be a cover story that celebrated a group of tastemakers they called “The Gods of Food.” The food community is calling the magazine out for the conspicuous absence of any ‘goddess’ chefs. The issue in question is its November 18 publication entitled […]

11.11.2013 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
Celebrity chefs and writers pen food essays for Lonely Planet

Celebrity chefs and writers pen food essays for Lonely Planet

(Relaxnews) – Saveur magazine editor-in-chief James Oseland can recall with clarity the food memory that upended his life and changed his relationship to food. He was 19, traipsing through Southeast Asia where foods were too spicy, too oily, too strange, and so very foreign from the spectrum of flavors he was used to. “…my sense […]

11.11.2013 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
Food agenda: Festival International de la Photographie Culinaire

Food agenda: Festival International de la Photographie Culinaire

(Relaxnews) – Here’s a look at the major ongoing and upcoming food-related events around the world. Good Food Month November Melbourne, Australia Food lovers can find gourmet inspiration with sessions like dinners under $30, pop-up parties and a noodle night market. Star chef appearances this year include René Redzepi and Alex Atala. While Good Food […]

11.11.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
Yves Saint Laurent presents gold leafed bottle for Opium fragrance

Yves Saint Laurent presents gold leafed bottle for Opium fragrance

(Relaxnews) – After unveiling a gold-colored bottle for a recent collector’s edition of its fragrance, Yves Saint Laurent is taking luxury to a new level with “Opium L’Objet Rare,” a limited edition of just 50 bottles of the perfume, each entirely covered in pure gold. The original bottle has been covered in gold leaf in […]

11.11.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Get dressed for the gym: four brands to try

Get dressed for the gym: four brands to try

(Relaxnews) – While wearing your boyfriend’s ratty T-shirt was once considered acceptable gym attire, times (and fashions) have changed. With an eye toward urban gym-to-street looks, fit fashionistas don’t need to search too hard to find stylish wear for breaking a sweat. Here is a good start. Carbon38 Los Angeles-based Carbon38, cofounded by former Miami […]