Aquino wants more strict control, closer monitoring of Priority Development Assistance Fund

Aquino wants more strict control, closer monitoring of Priority Development Assistance Fund

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III maintained his earlier stand against the outright abolition of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) saying he wanted stricter control and closer monitoring on the use of the fund to ensure that it goes to its intended use. In an interview after keynoting the first Pambansang Kongreso […]

20.08.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Laguna city under state of calamity due to monsoon rain

Laguna city under state of calamity due to monsoon rain

MANILA, Aug 19 (Mabuhay) — A city in Laguna province was placed under a state of calamity Monday due to heavy rain and floods brought by the enhanced southwest monsoon. Sta. Rosa City Mayor Arlene Arcillas announced a state of calamity after 15 of the city’s 18 villages were affected by floods. “Mayor Arlene Arcillas […]

20.08.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
One Direction film premiere hits London

One Direction film premiere hits London

(LONDON, England-AFP) – Fans of British boyband One Direction were expected to bring central London to a standstill on Tuesday as the group launch their first film with a glitzy red carpet premiere. Teenage girls camped out overnight to secure prime spots, hoping to catch a glimpse of the five singers when they turn up […]

20.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, International Stars, Music ·
Gamescom: ‘FIFA 14′ Xbox One bundle confirmed

Gamescom: ‘FIFA 14′ Xbox One bundle confirmed

(Relaxnews) – All European Xbox One pre-orders will include a free copy of soccer sim “FIFA 14,” Microsoft announced August 20 at Gamescom. The freebie will be packed in as a digital edition, alleviating the need to swap discs in and out and assuring “FIFA 14″ status as an easy go-to on pre-order consoles. With […]

20.08.2013 · Filled under: Games, Sports & Recreation ·
World Cup 2014 ticket sales kick off on FIFA website

World Cup 2014 ticket sales kick off on FIFA website

(Relaxnews) – On August 20, FIFA launched the first phase of ticket sales for the FIFA World Cup 2014, which will be held in Brazil. The website Fifa.com began accepting ticket orders from 10am GMT. A total of three million tickets will be sold to fans during three stages of sales, starting Tuesday and continuing until the […]

20.08.2013 · Filled under: Online, Science & Technology, Sports & Recreation ·
Sexy and shirtless, David Beckham poses for H&M

Sexy and shirtless, David Beckham poses for H&M

(Relaxnews) – The world can’t get enough of David Beckham. Now retired from his international soccer career, the star finds time to pose for H&M in the collection that bears his name. On Tuesday, August 20, the Swedish retail chain released a video taken behind the scenes of the film promoting David Beckham’s bodywear collection. […]

20.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars, Online, Videos ·
Rocco Nacino to play San Pedro Calungsod

Rocco Nacino to play San Pedro Calungsod

MANILA (Mabuhay) – ACTOR Rocco Nacino is set to embark on his most challenging role on the big screen, portraying the life and martyrdom of Filipino saint, San Pedro Calungsod of Cebu. The actor was officially introduced as the lead actor in “San Pedro Calungsod, Batang Martir,” an official entry in this year’s Metro Manila Film […]

20.08.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
Increased presence of US troops in PHL needs Senate approval

Increased presence of US troops in PHL needs Senate approval

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The government must get the Senate’s approval first before it can proceed with its plan to increase the presence of American troops in the Philippines, Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago said Friday. In a speech, Santiago said a framework agreement on the US rotational presence in the country must still get a go-signal from […]

20.08.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Apple readying two iPhone versions for launch: report

Apple readying two iPhone versions for launch: report

(NEW YORK CITY-AFP) – Apple has asked its Taiwan-based supplier to begin shipping two new versions of the iPhone next month, including a lower-cost model, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The Journal, citing unnamed sources, said Taiwan-based Hon Hai Precision, the parent company of Foxconn in China, was readying both a standard iPhone with […]

20.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Science & Technology ·
Rare blue diamond to be auctioned in Hong Kong

Rare blue diamond to be auctioned in Hong Kong

(HONG KONG-AFP) – A rare round blue diamond will go under the hammer in Hong Kong in October, with auctioneers hoping the sale will fetch a record-breaking $19 million despite fears over the slowing Chinese economy. Auction house Sotheby’s expect the 7.59-carat fancy vivid blue diamond, which is about the size of a shirt button, […]

20.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations ·
Bentley appeals to women with a capsule collection of handbags

Bentley appeals to women with a capsule collection of handbags

(Relaxnews) – The luxury car manufacturer has announced a line of limited edition handbags, the first two models of which will be available this October. Bentley, the British automobile brand that is as synonymous with upscale style as it is with high performance sports cars, has turned its attention to women with a new collection […]

19.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring ·
Nike reveals women’s autumn collection

Nike reveals women’s autumn collection

(Relaxnews) – If you’re looking to revamp your workout wardrobe, Nike hopes to provide a little inspiration. The behemoth brand has just unveiled its women’s Fall/Holiday 2013 lookbook, featuring an array of top female athletes soaring through the air in Swoosh apparel. US soccer star Sydney Leroux, Chinese beach volleyball players Zhang Xi and Xue […]

19.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Marks & Spencer unveils new campaign starring ‘Leading Ladies’

Marks & Spencer unveils new campaign starring ‘Leading Ladies’

(Relaxnews) – The British high-street label decided to pull together an inspirational group of women for its latest advertising campaign. Shot by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz, the latest Marks & Spencer campaign stars a bevy of the UK’s top female talent, photographed in pieces from the latest autumn collections. Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren leads the […]

19.08.2013 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
Long wait almost over for Gerald Anderson fans

Long wait almost over for Gerald Anderson fans

Long wait is almost over for the fans of Gerald Anderson who miss seeing him regularly on television. The actor’s last series was “Budoy” which ended in the first quarter of 2012. Since then, Anderson’s fans have been waiting for him to star in another teleserye. Thus, Anderson said he is extremely excited now that […]

19.08.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
PewDiePie tops global social media chart: Starcount

PewDiePie tops global social media chart: Starcount

(Relaxnews) – Sweden’s Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, better known as vlogger PewDiePie, tops Starcount‘s latest global social media chart, recorded August 11-18, after teaming up with Seananners and gaining a colossal 47 million views on YouTube. 1. PewDiePie Vlogger PewDiePie teamed up with fellow YouTube gaming giant Seananners in his latest video as he gained 50,000 […]

19.08.2013 · Filled under: Games, International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
Singapore to double capacity of Changi Airport

Singapore to double capacity of Changi Airport

(SINGAPORE-AFP) – Singapore will build a new terminal that will double the capacity of Changi Airport in a bid to retain its edge as a regional aviation hub, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Sunday. Construction work will begin soon and will be completed in 12 to 15 years, Lee announced in his annual […]

19.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Harrods to hold perfume extravaganza

Harrods to hold perfume extravaganza

(Relaxnews) – The famed London department store is all set to host a month-long festival celebrating everything olfactory, titled “Fragrance Explosion.” Starting on August 22 and running through September 19, Harrods‘ perfume hall will witness a series of fragrance masterclasses, in-store talks, and one-on-one perfume consultations with major luxury brands Chloé, Guerlain, and Annick Goutal all […]

18.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Online, Videos ·
Motorcycling: MotoGP will return to Indy in 2014

Motorcycling: MotoGP will return to Indy in 2014

(INDIANAPOLIS-AFP) – The Indianapolis MotoGP will return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway next season. Officials of IMS and Dorna, the sport’s sanctioning body, said Sunday the race will be back for a seventh consecutive year. The dates will be announced later. Since 2014 marks the final year of the agreement to hold all three classes […]

18.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness, Motoring, Sports & Recreation ·
PayPal keen on collaboration for cash-free future

PayPal keen on collaboration for cash-free future

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – Online financial transactions titan PayPal says it is keen to collaborate with others as it strives for a cash-free future. “We are all about working with developers to let them take advantage of the heavy lifting we’ve done when it comes to moving money around the world,” Hill Ferguson, the company’s vice […]

18.08.2013 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Music, Online ·
Sipping on summer: Mixologist Tony Conigliaro’s grilled lemon margarita

Sipping on summer: Mixologist Tony Conigliaro’s grilled lemon margarita

(Relaxnews) – To celebrate the full bloom of summer, two of the world’s top mixologists share their best “summer-in-a-glass” cocktail recipes for sipping languidly on a hot day and clinking with friends and loved ones. Every week throughout the summer, New York mixologist Jim Meehan, the man behind underground speakeasy PDT(short for Please Don’t Tell), and […]