ADVISORY EXTENSION OF VISA-FREE ENTRY FROM TWENTY-ONE (21) DAYS TO THIRTY (30) DAYS UNDER E.O. 408

ADVISORY EXTENSION OF VISA-FREE ENTRY FROM TWENTY-ONE (21) DAYS TO THIRTY (30) DAYS UNDER E.O. 408

Los Angeles, 23 July 2013 – In line with the Philippine Government’s efforts to update its visa policies and further encourage tourism in the Philippines, the visa-free privilege granted to one-hundred fifty-one (151) countries is hereby extended from twenty-one (21) days to thirty (30) days. Israel and Brazil shall remain eligible for 59-days visa free entry […]

27.07.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Fil-Am Chamber of Commerce-Southeast Corridor

Fil-Am Chamber of Commerce-Southeast Corridor

The Filipino-American Chamber of Commerce-Southeast Corridor held its mixer and networking at the American Ranch & Seafood Market on May 21 with Bellflower Mayor Pro-Tempore Sonny R. Santa Ines as keynote speaker. He spoke about political and economic empowerment and urged Filipino-Americans to actively involve in mainstream political exercise in the communities where they live. […]

27.07.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Malaysia to get Twentieth Century Fox theme park

Malaysia to get Twentieth Century Fox theme park

(KUALA LUMPUR-AFP) – Malaysian casino operator Genting’s resort unit will build a 400 million ringgit ($125 million) Twentieth Century Fox Theme Park near the capital Kuala Lumpur, it said Friday. The park — to open in 2016 — will be the first Twentieth Century Fox theme park with rides and other attractions based on such […]

26.07.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Film ·
Tom Ford creates exclusive scent for London

Tom Ford creates exclusive scent for London

(Relaxnews) – The US designer, who calls the UK capital his home, has concocted a new London scent to celebrate his latest opening in the Big Smoke. The new Tom Ford London flagship on Sloane Street street in the West End opens this week, and the Texas-born designer and director was enthusiastic about his new home city: […]

26.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars ·
Rosamund Pike cast in the next David Fincher film

Rosamund Pike cast in the next David Fincher film

(Relaxnews) – Listed earlier this year among the hopefuls for the part, Rosamund Pike has now been confirmed for the title role in David Fincher’s next film, The Hollywood Reporter reports. The British actress has snapped up a choice role in “Gone Girl,” the new thriller from a true maestro of the genre, who directed […]

26.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
New Bugatti Veyron honoring Jean-Pierre Wimille presented at Pebble Beach

New Bugatti Veyron honoring Jean-Pierre Wimille presented at Pebble Beach

(Relaxnews) – Bugatti will reveal a special “Jean-Pierre Wimille” edition of its Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance taking place August 16-18 in Monterey, California. The extremely limited edition, consisting of just three models, is intended as an homage to the French champion driver, who won the Le Mans 24 Hour Race twice in the […]

26.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Ryan Gosling and Zac Efron cited in ‘Star Wars VII’ rumors

Ryan Gosling and Zac Efron cited in ‘Star Wars VII’ rumors

(Relaxnews) – Disney producers are said to have met with the two actors for the follow-up to “Return of the Jedi,” according to film news website Latino-review.com. Perhaps as eagerly awaited as the royal baby, “Star Wars VII” is one of the most closely followed film projects this year, attracting commentary and speculation from Hollywood […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
EU lags behind on 4G: official

EU lags behind on 4G: official

(BRUSSELS-AFP) – EU member states should do more, and faster, to introduce next-generation 4G mobile phone services if Europe is to reap the benefits of the new technology. About 75 percent of the European Union population of about 500 million has no access to 4G services, EU Digital Agenda Commissioner Neelie Kroes said on Thursday. […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
Can a vegetable be ‘trendy?’ Bon Appetit thinks so

Can a vegetable be ‘trendy?’ Bon Appetit thinks so

(Relaxnews) – Like shoulder pads and skinny jeans, food also goes through trend cycles, including those in the vegetable kingdom. That’s according to Bon Appétit magazine which recently traced the “trendiest” vegetables over the past 44 years, identifying the very year when beets, for instance, reached the height of culinary sophistication. It was 1982. Chef Wolfgang Puck, […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
Rope-free climb up skycraper to be live TV stunt

Rope-free climb up skycraper to be live TV stunt

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – A top free climber is making plans to scale one of the world’s tallest buildings, in the latest daredevil stunt to be telecast live around the world. The National Geographic Channel didn’t identify the skyscraper Alex Honnold would go up, but it said it would air what it called a “two-hour unprecedented television […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, International Stars ·
Hate packing? Get someone else to do it

Hate packing? Get someone else to do it

(Relaxnews) – Fashionistas and business travelers with jetset itineraries and no time — or inclination–  to pack are being offered a variety of concierge services that will pack their suitcases for them. It’s perhaps the least liked part of going on vacation: choosing outfits, packing, and unpacking. But a slew of lifestyle concierge services are […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Home & Garden, Online, Services ·
‘George’ scores low in baby-naming research

‘George’ scores low in baby-naming research

(WASHINGTON, District of Columbia-AFP) – Scientifically speaking, Prince William and his wife Kate could have come up with a better name for their newborn, suggests a respected US psychologist who’s studied how people react to different names. “I definitely would not have selected the name George,” said Albert Mehrabian of the University of California in […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, International Stars ·
Andrew Garfield to face financial and moral dilemmas in ’99 Homes’

Andrew Garfield to face financial and moral dilemmas in ’99 Homes’

(Relaxnews) – The British actor will portray a young man in financial and personal crisis in this independent drama, The Hollywood Reporter reports. Between two ”The Amazing Spider-Man” films, Andrew Garfield will set aside some time for this smaller project, created and directed by Ramin Bahrani. The indie filmmaker has established a solid reputation among critics […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
IMAX says to add up to 120 cinemas in China

IMAX says to add up to 120 cinemas in China

(SHANGHAI-AFP) – North American entertainment giant IMAX Corp. said it plans to open up to 120 new cinemas in China after reaching agreement with Chinese conglomerate Wanda Group. The deal, announced Wednesday, brings Wanda’s commitment for IMAX cinemas in China to as many as 210, according to an IMAX statement. IMAX also announced it would […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Film ·
UN declares World Toilet Day

UN declares World Toilet Day

(UNITED NATIONS-AFP) – The United Nations on Wednesday declared November 19 as World Toilet Day following a proposal by Singapore whose envoy said he did not care if jokes are made. “I am sure there will be laughter among the press and the public when it is reported that the UN is declaring a World […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, World News ·
Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan McGregor to join Johnny Depp in ‘Mortdecai’

Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan McGregor to join Johnny Depp in ‘Mortdecai’

(Relaxnews) – The two actors are in talks to share the screen in the new thriller starring and produced by Johnny Depp, Variety reveals. Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan McGregor seem to be keen on acting in the new film, which is equal parts thriller, spy movie and adventure film, with a touch of satire. A […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Photo of the day: Prince George at Legoland

Photo of the day: Prince George at Legoland

(Relaxnews) – Following the announcement of his name yesterday evening, Prince George Alexander Louis, son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, was officially added to the Buckingham Palace display at the Legoland theme park in Windsor, UK.

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, International Stars ·
‘FIFA Online 3′ confirmed for China

‘FIFA Online 3′ confirmed for China

(Relaxnews) – Having conquered Korea, Electronic Arts announces plans to take soccer game “FIFA Online 3″ to China. Electronic Arts’ COO Peter Moore was effervescent during the company’s July earnings call. He described the deal with TenCent, which has investments in Epic Games (“Gears of War”) and Riot Games (“League of Legends”) as “the world’s biggest […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Games, Online, Sports & Recreation, Videos ·
Journey at Pechanga: kabilang sa Top 20 courses sa California

Journey at Pechanga: kabilang sa Top 20 courses sa California

Temecula, Calif – Matatagpuan sa kalagitnaan ng mga burol ng Temecula Valley ang Journey at Pechanga na kinilala bilang ika-19 na best public course sa California.  Ang karangalan ay inilathala sa “Best Courses You Can Play” annual guidebook for 2013 ng Golfweek magazine. Ang kapurian ay karagdagan sa kanilang napakarami nang tinanggap na parangal, kasama […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Local News, Sports & Recreation ·
Binibining Pilipinas USA pageant night July 27

Binibining Pilipinas USA pageant night July 27

As many as 20 finalists will vie for the prestigious Binibining Pilipinas-USA 2013 title with coronation night to be held on July 27 at the Centinela Valley Center for the Arts in Lawndale, California said a news release sent to Weekend Balita over the weekend. The finalists – Kristine Masajo, Kathleen Bautista,Jessica Marasigan, Jessica Joan, […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·