Philippine Consulate General  attends 38th Annual Peñafrancia Festival

Philippine Consulate General attends 38th Annual Peñafrancia Festival

Los Angeles, 24 September 2013 – The Philippine Consulate General attended the 38th Annual Peñafrancia Festival held at Lincoln Park, Los Angeles on 21 September 2013. The 2013 Peňafrancia Festival is held to honor the feast day of Our Lady of Peňafrancia in the month of September by the United Bicolandia of Los Angeles (UCBLA), […]

26.09.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Watch: iPhone vs rifle in new calibre of smartphone-testing video

Watch: iPhone vs rifle in new calibre of smartphone-testing video

(Relaxnews) – Slow-motion footage of Apple’s latest object of desire coming off second best to an extremely large calibre projectile takes testing-to-destruction videos to a whole new level. YouTube videos detailing water resistance, drop tests and other forms of smartphone durability have become commonplace and the uncomfortable thrill of seeing what is often an object […]

25.09.2013 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Offbeat, Online, Science & Technology, Videos ·
Nearly sold out: Stylistics concert Oct. 5 at Pala Casino

Nearly sold out: Stylistics concert Oct. 5 at Pala Casino

WITH PEACHES & HERB, ELLA MAE SAISO V ENTERTAINMENT has reported that, with three weeks to go, tickets to the much awaited Oct. 5 concert of Stylistics with Peaches & Herb are going fast. Stylistics and Peaches & Herb will perform their well-loved hits on October 5 at Pala Casino Spa & Resort’s Palomar Starlight Theater. Special guest will […]

25.09.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Kuala Lumpur and Cebu 5 nights + air via Malaysia Airlines from $1,939

Kuala Lumpur and Cebu 5 nights + air via Malaysia Airlines from $1,939

Malaysia and Philippines – Rich heritage Experience Malaysia and the Philippines in a five-night trip to each country’s iconic scenery and natural wonders. In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, enjoy a tour that includes the National Monument, Independence Square (the heart of downtown Kuala Lumpur surrounded by impressive historical buildings), and a drive around Chinatown (a vibrant […]

25.09.2013 · Filled under: Promotions ·
GMA International celebrates eighth year on a winning note

GMA International celebrates eighth year on a winning note

GMA International triumphantly celebrates its 8th anniversary with eight NAMIC  Excellence in Multicultural Marketing Awards (EMMA) – the most number of awards won by GMA so far in this prestigious global marketing competition, which recognizes excellence in marketing efforts designed to attract and retain culturally diverse audiences and customers among African American, Asian, Hispanic and […]

25.09.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ author launches wine

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ author launches wine

(Relaxnews) – If her erotic scenes of bondage and sadomasochism weren’t enough to get you in the mood, the author of “Fifty Shades of Grey” has launched a new collection of wines named after her runaway best-sellers to set the tone. That’s right, author E.L. James of the bodice-ripping trilogy has launched a duo of […]

Charlotte Olympia creates special Halloween collection

Charlotte Olympia creates special Halloween collection

(Relaxnews) – The London-based shoe designer has decided to celebrate Halloween with a special North American capsule collection created especially for the ghoulish holiday. Charlotte Olympia’s last capsule saw the London footwear fanatic dream up punk versions of her classic designs to celebrate this summer’s “Punk: Chaos to Couture” exhibition at the Costume Institute at […]

25.09.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Halloween, Home & Garden, Online, Photos ·
Don’t fall for the waterproof iPhone spoof

Don’t fall for the waterproof iPhone spoof

(Relaxnews) – A fake advert claiming that Apple’s latest software update will automatically make devices water resistant has already tricked a number of consumers into testing the new feature. The ad, which at first glance looks completely genuine, thanks to the characteristic use of white space and familiar fonts, is thought to have originated on […]

25.09.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Artificial sweeteners sabotage weight loss efforts: study

Artificial sweeteners sabotage weight loss efforts: study

(Relaxnews) – Think you’re saving yourself extra calories by going the artificial sweetener route? New research suggests you’re just setting yourself up to fail. That’s the conclusion of a new study out of Yale University which found that eating low-calorie sweetened products may actually sabotage efforts to reduce calorie intake, by leading people to reach […]

25.09.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Less fatty ‘Satisfries’ hit Burger King menus in US

Less fatty ‘Satisfries’ hit Burger King menus in US

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Fast food giant Burger King introduced a lower-fat, fewer-calorie French fry to US patrons Tuesday, allowing customers to order a side of “Satisfries” with their meal. The new fry, which is being sold alongside the old classic, has one-third the fat and 20 percent fewer calories. And a small-size order contains 270 calories […]

25.09.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Mark Dacascos, Janice Hahn, Among FPAC 22 Guests

Mark Dacascos, Janice Hahn, Among FPAC 22 Guests

22nd Annual Festival of Philippine Arts highlights include appearances from Iron Chef & Hawaii Five-O star Mark Dacascos & Congresswoman Janice Hahn, along with Dakila’s return to LA and festival favorite Rex Naverrete The largest and longest-running Filipino tradition in Southern California once again delighted audiences at the 22nd annual Festival of Philippine Arts & […]

24.09.2013 · Filled under: Happenings, Photos ·
Korean historical thriller ‘The Face Reader’ tops global box office

Korean historical thriller ‘The Face Reader’ tops global box office

(Relaxnews) – The feature claimed the top position in the global box office ranking this week, bringing in $22.3 million over the weekend, according to data from Rentrak. Set in the 15th century, “The Face Reader” (“Gwansang” in its home country) is headlined by Song Kang-ho (“The Host,” “Snowpiercer”) in the role of a man […]

24.09.2013 · Filled under: Film, International Stars ·
Chinese tourists, diplomats make a splash in the Maldives

Chinese tourists, diplomats make a splash in the Maldives

(MALE, Maldives-AFP) – The travellers pouring off flight LV199 from Shanghai into the international airport of the Maldives, many dressed in designer labels, are an unmissable sign of China’s interest in the far-flung archipelago. Their arrival — Chinese visitors are now the biggest group of tourists to the Indian Ocean islands — has been accompanied […]

24.09.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations ·
Eco-friendly champagne cover made with potatoes and paper

Eco-friendly champagne cover made with potatoes and paper

(Relaxnews) – After creating an origami-style foldable champagne bucket, Veuve Clicquot has come up with another form of innovative packaging, this time a design made with potatoes and recycled paper that can keep the bottle chilled for up to two hours. Created by French designer Cédric Ragot, the Naturally Clicquot bottle cover is made from […]

24.09.2013 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Environment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Apple launches new iMacs

Apple launches new iMacs

(Relaxnews) – Getting an internal rather than external makeover, Apple’s super-slim desktops keep the same good looks but now come with processing speed and storage space to spare. Not content with the overwhelming success of its latest iPhone sales figures, Apple has launched two new iMac all-in-one desktops complete with next generation processors, graphics Wi-Fi, […]

24.09.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Games, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Angel Locsin breaks silence on ‘scandal’

Angel Locsin breaks silence on ‘scandal’

“Malinis ang konsensya ko.” This was Angel Locsin’s assertion when asked to address a supposed write-up on a “photo scandal,” which allegedly shows her in a red dress with one breast exposed. “Ah, matagal na ‘yun,” the 28-year-old actress said at the sidelines of the filming of the ABS-CBNa sitcom “Toda Max” early this week. […]

24.09.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
Singapore to tighten rules on hiring of foreigners

Singapore to tighten rules on hiring of foreigners

SINGAPORE, September 23, 2013 (AFP) – Singapore Monday announced tighter rules on the hiring of foreign professional workers, saying companies will from next year have to show proof they first tried to recruit local citizens. The change, taking effect in August 2014, follows protests and online complaints about the large number of foreigners in the […]

24.09.2013 · Filled under: Asian News ·
List of winners in main Emmy categories

List of winners in main Emmy categories

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Here are the winners in the main categories at the 65th Primetime Emmys show, announced Sunday at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles: “Best drama series: “Breaking Bad. Best comedy series: “Modern Family.” Best miniseries or movie: “Behind the Candelabra.” Best actor, drama: Jeff Daniels, “Newsroom.” Best actress, drama: Claire Danes, “Homeland.” […]

22.09.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Hateful Tweets as US wakes up to a Miss America of Indian descent

Hateful Tweets as US wakes up to a Miss America of Indian descent

NEW YORK, September 16, 2013 (AFP) – For the first time America’s top beauty queen is a woman of Indian origin, a first partly clouded by a spate of hateful Tweets branding her an Arab terrorist. The new Miss America is Nina Davuluri, a 24-year-old from the state of New York who wants to be […]

22.09.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Tech agenda: World Smart Week

Tech agenda: World Smart Week

(Relaxnews) – No, it’s not an event celebrating IQ but rather a collection of conferences and tradeshows highlighting technologies that connect everything from fridges and microwaves to cars and cookers to the internet and that can be controlled by nothing more than a smartphone or tablet app. World Smart Week September 24-27 Nice, France Combining […]