Invitation to The Mango Bride Reading and Reception on June 27, 6:30 pm

Invitation to The Mango Bride Reading and Reception on June 27, 6:30 pm

You are cordially invited to a reading and reception of The Mango Bride with author Marivi Soliven, Grand Prize Winner – 2011 Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, at the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy onJune 27, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public.  Please RSVP to marivi_blanco@yahoo.com. About the Author […]

06.06.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Brazil wants to be among top tourist destinations by 2022

Brazil wants to be among top tourist destinations by 2022

(Relaxnews) – Brazil has released details on ambitious plans to make the country top of mind among travelers and turn it into the third biggest tourism economy in the world by 2022. Already, the country projects strong year-over-year growth in the number of foreign visitors it receives. International arrivals, for instance, are expected to spike […]

06.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Exposé reveals that Kim Jong-il loved French cognac and Big Macs

Exposé reveals that Kim Jong-il loved French cognac and Big Macs

(Relaxnews) – A riveting interview with the personal chef of North Korea’s late leader Kim Jong-il reveals fascinating details about the dictator’s extravagant — and expensive — taste for French cognac, Iranian caviar, and McDonald’s Big Macs. Penned by American Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Adam Johnson for GQ magazine, the lengthy piece has drawn attention around […]

06.06.2013 · Filled under: Books, Food & Dining ·
Bungie promises ‘Destiny’ gameplay at Sony E3 briefing

Bungie promises ‘Destiny’ gameplay at Sony E3 briefing

(Relaxnews) – Ex-”Halo” studio Bungie has drawn a line in the sand: gameplay from new title “Destiny” will be shown at the June 10 Sony E3 2013 press conference, moving away from the studio’s customary home at the Xbox Media Briefing earlier in the day. Prior to the “Halo” series, Bungie developed the “Marathon” trilogy, […]

06.06.2013 · Filled under: Games ·
US drops plan to allow pocket knives on flights

US drops plan to allow pocket knives on flights

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA), bowing to a chorus of outrage led by flight attendants, abandoned Wednesday its plan to allow pocket knives in carry-on baggage. In a statement, the TSA said it would “continue to enforce the current prohibited items list” that also includes golf clubs, lacrosse sticks, ski poles, billiard […]

06.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, U.S. News ·
Airlines offering ‘all-you-can-fly and pack’ subscription services

Airlines offering ‘all-you-can-fly and pack’ subscription services

(Relaxnews) – Subscription services for extra legroom, increased baggage allowance, and even ‘all-you-can-fly’ programs are making their debuts in the airline industry, in what could become the next trend in flying. Earlier this week United Airlines launched a new service that would allow subscribers to book seats which offer extra legroom at the front of […]

06.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Kristen Stewart to play opposite Juliette Binoche in ‘Sils Maria’

Kristen Stewart to play opposite Juliette Binoche in ‘Sils Maria’

(Relaxnews) – The “Twilight” star will join the cast of “Sils Maria,” a new film by French director Olivier Assayas, according to Deadline.com. Kristen Stewart will be taking Mia Wasikowska’s place in this arthouse drama about the passage of time. She’ll be playing an assistant to a veteran stage actress (Juliette Binoche), who is tormented […]

06.06.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·
Miss World axes bikinis for Muslim Indonesia

Miss World axes bikinis for Muslim Indonesia

(JAKARTA-AFP) – Contestants at this year’s Miss World beauty pageant will not wear bikinis in the parade in a bid to avoid causing offence in Muslim-majority Indonesia, organisers confirmed Wednesday. The 137 women taking part in the September contest will swap bikinis for more conservative attire, such as traditional sarongs, for the beach fashion section. […]

06.06.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, World News ·
56% of US adults have smartphones: survey

56% of US adults have smartphones: survey

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – More than half of American adults own a smartphone, including some 80 percent of those in the 18 to 34 age group, a survey showed Wednesday. The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project said smartphone adoption has jumped from 35 percent in 2011 to 56 percent this year. The survey, which […]

05.06.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Online, Science & Technology ·
Trailer: Robert De Niro incognito in France in Luc Besson’s ‘The Family’

Trailer: Robert De Niro incognito in France in Luc Besson’s ‘The Family’

(Relaxnews) – Michelle Pfeiffer and Tommy Lee Jones co-star in the mobster comedy “The Family,” adapted from the novel “Badfellas” by Tonino Benacquista. The teaser trailer for “The Family,” now posted on Yahoo! Movies, offers a sneak peek at a black comedy that pokes fun at clichés about organized crime and Franco-American relations. Robert De […]

05.06.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Maricar Reyes, Richard Poon eye wedding this year

Maricar Reyes, Richard Poon eye wedding this year

Singer Richard Poon and actress Maricar Reyes are eyeing to tie the knot in an “exclusive” wedding some time this year. Poon said preparations are now underway for his wedding with Reyes. The 31-year-old “ASAP” mainstay confirmed his engagement to the 27-year-old actress late last month. “I think naman she deserves it. I think any […]

05.06.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL, DOT AND FILIPINO COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS GEAR UP FOR 08 JUNE 2013 KALAYAAN CELEBRATION AT HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN

PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL, DOT AND FILIPINO COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS GEAR UP FOR 08 JUNE 2013 KALAYAAN CELEBRATION AT HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN

Los Angeles, 04 June 2013. – The Philippine Consulate General, the Department of Tourism and the Filipino community organizations of Los Angeles gears up for KALAYAAN 2013 at Filipinotown on 08 June 2013. One of the highlights of Kalayaan 2013 celebration are the Dinagyang Street Dancers from the City of Iloilo and million-peso championship winner of […]

05.06.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
President Aquino leads Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations dividends day in Malacañang

President Aquino leads Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations dividends day in Malacañang

MANILA, June 3 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III said on Monday that the Government-Owned and-Controlled Corporations (GOCCs) remitted a total of P77-billion to the national coffers for the past three years, compared to P96-billion collected by the administration of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in her nine years of presidency. In his speech at […]

05.06.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
New soap, movie for Dawn, Richard

New soap, movie for Dawn, Richard

MANILA, June 1 (Mabuhay) — After their successful reunion in the primetime series “Walang Hanggan,” Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta are set to do at least two new projects together, including a soap opera, the actress confirmed early this week. “We’re about to sign up with Star Cinema, so we’ll most likely have a movie […]

05.06.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Film ·
Porsche launches anniversary edition 911

Porsche launches anniversary edition 911

(Relaxnews) – What better way to mark the 50th birthday of a true motoring icon than with a special commemorative model? Due to be officially unveiled this September at the Frankfurt Motorshow — the venue where the original Porsche 911 made its official debut in 1963 — the special edition will boast a 400hp 3.8-litre […]

05.06.2013 · Filled under: Motoring ·
Twitter index: Sharapova, Federico García Lorca

Twitter index: Sharapova, Federico García Lorca

(Relaxnews) – On Wednesday, June 5, Twitter users are celebrating what would be the birthday of the late Federico García Lorca and discussing Maria Sharapova’s ongoing match at the French Open. June 5 marks the anniversary of the birth of the Spanish poet Federico García Lorca, who was born in 1898 and died in 1936. […]

05.06.2013 · Filled under: Books, Online, Sports & Recreation ·
New Windows tablets will come with Office pre-installed

New Windows tablets will come with Office pre-installed

(Relaxnews) – Microsoft has announced that all small tablets that run Windows 8 will also have Word, PowerPoint and Excel, free of charge. During its Computex keynote address, Microsoft Windows chief Tami Reller revealed that all tablets with a screen size less than 10-inches that run the full version of the company’s latest operating system […]

05.06.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Science & Technology, Videos ·
Smartphones to have ‘watershed’ year: tracker

Smartphones to have ‘watershed’ year: tracker

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – Smartphone sales will eclipse those of basic mobile phones this year for the first time as desire for handheld computing power grows, a market tracker said Tuesday. International Data Corporation (IDC) expected smartphone shipments worldwide to reach 958.8 million units, topping last year’s total by 32.7 percent to account for 52.2 percent […]

05.06.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Science & Technology ·
Paris rooftop display shows face of Aboriginal art to the world

Paris rooftop display shows face of Aboriginal art to the world

(PARIS-AFP) – Move over Mona Lisa! Paris is about to unveil a new work of art that, just like Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, will be seen by millions of visitors every year. From Thursday, a massively enlarged version of a work by Australian Aboriginal artist Lena Nyadbi will adorn the roof of the multimedia library […]

05.06.2013 · Filled under: Art, Destinations ·
Most parents aren’t stressed by kids’ screentime: study

Most parents aren’t stressed by kids’ screentime: study

(Relaxnews) – Having grown up in a world packed with gadgets themselves, most parents of younger children aren’t stressed about the potentially damaging effect of too much screentime on their offspring, a new US study finds. A study of more than 2,300 parents of children up to age eight found that 78 percent report that their […]

05.06.2013 · Filled under: Home & Garden ·