New iPad Mini to debut this year: report

New iPad Mini to debut this year: report

(Relaxnews) – NPD Display Search reports that manufacturing and development are back on track and that a second generation iPad Mini, this time with a 300ppi+ display will be ready to launch in time for the holiday season. The upgrade will bring the small tablet in line with Apple’s iPhone 5 and latest full-size iPad, […]

09.05.2013 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·
Shaina Magdayao: I’m happy now

Shaina Magdayao: I’m happy now

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — ACTRESS Shaina Magdayao said she is now living a happy and contented life after her breakup last year with actor John Lloyd Cruz. Shaina travelled to Europe, particularly in Paris, Spain and Italy, during her birthday last November to give herself a break and to heal herself and to “wash away” her […]

09.05.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
Lamborghini hits road on anniversary tour of Italy

Lamborghini hits road on anniversary tour of Italy

(MILAN-AFP) – Hundreds of luxury Lamborghini cars powered through Milan on Wednesday at the start of a tour of Italy to mark the 50th anniversary of the company, which started out making tractors. The 350 sleek roadsters with a combined horsepower of 190,000 formed a four-kilometre (2.5-mile) long convoy that began the tour from the […]

09.05.2013 · Filled under: Motoring ·
Ratatouille attraction planned for 2014 at Disneyland Paris

Ratatouille attraction planned for 2014 at Disneyland Paris

(Relaxnews) – As it announced its latest financial results Tuesday, Euro Disney confimed plans to open an attraction based on Ratatouille, the rat who would be chef, at the Walt Disney Studios Park in 2014.  The new attraction — which had long been the subject of rumors and was formally announced by Disney back in […]

09.05.2013 · Filled under: Destinations ·
OPAPP: Peace process with CPP/NPA/NDF should bring an end to violence

OPAPP: Peace process with CPP/NPA/NDF should bring an end to violence

Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos Deles on Monday said that the peace process with the Communist Party of the Philippines/New People’s Army/National Democratic Front (CPP/NPA/NDF) should have a clear agenda for ending violence and bringing peace to the people. “Peace talks should have a clear relation to the reduction if not the […]

08.05.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Immigration reform to add $6.3-T to deficit

Immigration reform to add $6.3-T to deficit

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2013 (AFP) – Immigration reform to be debated in the US Congress would add $6.3 trillion to the deficit over the long term, a conservative think tank says in a study released Monday. The report by the Heritage Foundation was made public a day before the period opens for amendments to be […]

08.05.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
VP Binay defends daughter, political dynasties

VP Binay defends daughter, political dynasties

NAGA CITY, May 6 (Mabuhay) – In defense of his daughter whose Senate candidacy has often been criticized, Vice President Jejomar Binay argued that there is nothing wrong with political dynasties. Speaking at a proclamation rally in Goa town on Sunday, Binay described his daughter, Nancy, as a victim of bad politics. Nancy, who has […]

08.05.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PCs are becoming a touchy subject

PCs are becoming a touchy subject

(Relaxnews) – Announcements from Acer, Asus and even Bill Gates show that touch interface and price cuts are what will reinvigorate the personal computer market Although there is incredible competition between manufacturers within the global PC market, it appears that they all agree on one thing: that the future of personal computing will be on […]

08.05.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Science & Technology ·
Deadly Mayon eruption just a mild event in last 400 years

Deadly Mayon eruption just a mild event in last 400 years

MANILA, May 7 (Mabuhay) — Despite the casualties, Mayon Volcano’s May 7 eruption was relatively mild in its 390-year recorded history, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said Tuesday, mere hours after the mountain’s latest explosion. No one might have died if climbers were not near the peak at the time of the […]

07.05.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Iain Banks’ ‘The Quarry’ set for June debut

Iain Banks’ ‘The Quarry’ set for June debut

(Relaxnews) – Following Iain Banks’ diagnosis with cancer, new novel “The Quarry” will be published June 25 (June 20 in the UK), and its main character Guy is also dying of cancer. “Feeling his death is imminent, Guy gathers around him his oldest friends — or at least the friends with the most to lose […]

07.05.2013 · Filled under: Books ·
Football: Fans request 750,000 tickets for Euro final

Football: Fans request 750,000 tickets for Euro final

(BERLIN-AFP) – Champions League fever has broken out in Germany with fans of finalists Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund requesting a total of 750,000 tickets for the final at Wembley on May 25. Dortmund had received 502,567 requests for tickets by the time of Sunday’s deadline for the open draw, with priority given to members […]

07.05.2013 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
ABBA fever hits Stockholm at museum opening

ABBA fever hits Stockholm at museum opening

(STOCKHOLM-AFP) – ABBA fever hit Stockholm on Tuesday when a museum devoted to the Swedish pop legends opened — filling a void in the hearts of millions of fans since the group disbanded three decades ago and likely to fill the pockets of Sweden’s tourism industry too. “I’m so moved, I think it’s so fantastic […]

07.05.2013 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, International Stars, Music ·
Tom Cruise accepts his fifth ‘Mission: Impossible’

Tom Cruise accepts his fifth ‘Mission: Impossible’

(Relaxnews) – American actor/producer Tom Cruise has officially agreed to reprise the role of agent Ethan Hunt in the fifth installment of “Mission: Impossible.” With the exception of executive producer J.J. Abrams, Cruise is the only big name to sign up as yet for the fifth episode. The project team is now looking to recruit […]

07.05.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
State, Defense Officials back PHL Arbitration Initiative

State, Defense Officials back PHL Arbitration Initiative

PHL, U.S. commit to further strengthen security relations United States (U.S.) State, Defense, and National Security Council (NSC) officials reiterated their strong support for the Philippines’ legal track to settle the disputes in the West Philippine Sea, according to a senior Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) official. “Once more, officials from the State and Defense […]

07.05.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
REGISTERED OVERSEAS VOTERS WHO HAVE NOT RECEIVED THEIR MAILED BALLOTS MAY PROCEED TO THE PHILIPPINES CONSULATE GENERAL TO VOTE

REGISTERED OVERSEAS VOTERS WHO HAVE NOT RECEIVED THEIR MAILED BALLOTS MAY PROCEED TO THE PHILIPPINES CONSULATE GENERAL TO VOTE

Los Angeles, 07 May 2013 – The Overseas Voting for the 13 May 2013 elections will terminate on 13 May 2013 at 4 a.m. Los Angeles time. Overseas Voters (OV) who have not yet received their mailed ballots may proceed to the Philippine Consulate General and be provided with ballots to be able to vote.  Pursuant […]

07.05.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
On 71st Anniversary of Fall of Corregidor, PH Embassy Asks White House, US Army to Recognize Filipino Vets

On 71st Anniversary of Fall of Corregidor, PH Embassy Asks White House, US Army to Recognize Filipino Vets

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippine Embassy on Monday urged the White House and the United States Army to listen to the appeal of close to 25,000 ageing Filipino veterans who have been denied recognition for their service during World War II. Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. made the appeal on behalf of the 24,385 Filipino veterans in […]

07.05.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Billy Crystal to star in new US sitcom

Billy Crystal to star in new US sitcom

Relaxnews) – Hollywood actor Billy Crystal has landed the lead in a US cable TV sitcom, according to Deadline.com. The details obtained by Deadline.com are still meager, and the plot is not divulged. The only information the infotainment specialist will pass on is that the sitcom, which doesn’t have a title yet, draws its inspiration […]

07.05.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·
Latin American cookbook wins James Beard award for book of year

Latin American cookbook wins James Beard award for book of year

(Relaxnews) – In a sign that points to the next big culinary trend to shake up the food scene in the US and abroad, a cookbook that explores the complex, rich flavors of Latin America has been named cookbook of the year. Chef and restaurateur Maricel Presilla’s book “Gran Cocina Latina: The Food of Latin America” took […]

07.05.2013 · Filled under: Books, Food & Dining ·
Punk gets pretty in Met museum exhibit

Punk gets pretty in Met museum exhibit

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Punk rockers wanted anarchy. They wound up with a $565 T-shirt. That’s the story told in a big new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York called “Punk: Chaos to couture.” The exhibit, which opened to a crowded preview Monday, traces the unlikely merger of a movement known for […]

07.05.2013 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Destinations ·
Jean Paul Gaultier summer fragrance bottles inspired by Asian tattoo art

Jean Paul Gaultier summer fragrance bottles inspired by Asian tattoo art

(Relaxnews) – Jean Paul Gaultier has revealed its annual limited edition summer design of iconic Classique and Le Male fragrances for 2013. The design of the bottles for this year is inspired by Asian tattoos, in the form of carp fish, birds, flowers and imaginary creatures. While the fragrances use the same ingredients as the […]

07.05.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·