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 […]

Miley Cyrus lights up a joint and Amsterdam at MTV awards

Miley Cyrus lights up a joint and Amsterdam at MTV awards

(AMSTERDAM-AFP) – US pop sensationalist Miley Cyrus took her publicity-seeking further still on Sunday by smoking a cannabis joint as she received her award for Best Video at the MTV European Music Awards in Amsterdam on Sunday. The evening’s biggest winner was hip-hop icon Eminem who took home two awards, but Cyrus, 20, kept the […]

11.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Marvel-ous ‘Thor’ hammers box office rivals

Marvel-ous ‘Thor’ hammers box office rivals

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Marvel superhero Thor hammered his rivals at the North American box office this weekend, estimated figures showed Sunday. “Thor: The Dark World,” the latest blockbuster based on Marvel’s iconic comic book character, took a hefty $86.1 million in its opening weekend, figures from Exhibitor Relations showed. Starring Australian heartthrob Chris Hemsworth as […]

11.11.2013 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Swedish cinemas introduce gender bias film rating

Swedish cinemas introduce gender bias film rating

(STOCKHOLM-AFP) – A cinema group in Sweden has introduced a controversial new gender bias rating to shine a spotlight on sexism in films, but critics on Thursday said the move could lead to self-censorship. To receive the new “A” rating, films must feature at least two named female actors who have a conversation about anything […]

09.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Napoles denies setting up fake NGOs

Napoles denies setting up fake NGOs

MANILA, Nov 7 (Mabuhay) – Businesswoman Janet Napoles, the alleged mastermind of the pork barrel scam, denied Thursday setting up fake non-government organizations that allegedly received billions of pesos in pork barrel funds. While Napoles confirmed that key whistleblower Benhur Luy is her former employee she denied ordering them to set up at least 20 […]

09.11.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Twelfth Annual Autumn Festival Brings Magic and Beauty of the Fall Season to Aquarium of the Pacific

Twelfth Annual Autumn Festival Brings Magic and Beauty of the Fall Season to Aquarium of the Pacific

Celebrate the arts, cuisines, and cultures of China, Japan, Korea, and the Philippines on November 9-10, 2013, at the Aquarium WHAT: In China, people celebrate the Moon Festival. In Japan, regional harvest festivals, or matsuri, are held. Chuseok is the traditional Korean fall festival. Celebrate the magic of fall through the arts, cuisines, and cultures of China, […]

09.11.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·