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 ·
ABBA the Museum revives 1970s disco ‘Dancing Queen’ icons

ABBA the Museum revives 1970s disco ‘Dancing Queen’ icons

(STOCKHOLM-AFP) – Sweden’s iconic disco group ABBA has no plan for a reunion, but a new Stockholm museum opening on Tuesday will offer the second-best opportunity to experience the foursome on stage. “In the museum you can see us together again. That I think is the closest you could ever get,” band member Bjoern Ulvaeus, […]

07.05.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, International Stars, Music ·
1928 Jewelry Co. to create exclusive Downton Abbey collection

1928 Jewelry Co. to create exclusive Downton Abbey collection

(Relaxnews) – Vintage-inspired jewelry label 1928 Jewelry has signed a deal with “Downton Abbey” to produce a line of  accessories inspired by the hit British television show. First founded by Melvyn Bernie in 1968, 1928 Jewelry takes cues from vintage pieces and combines them with the latest trends to create chic jewelry with a retro twist. The […]

06.05.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars ·
Jericho wins Best Actor in Newport film fest

Jericho wins Best Actor in Newport film fest

MANILA, May 6 (Mabuhay) -– Jericho Rosales won the Best Actor award at the recently concluded Newport Beach Film Festival for his performance in the indie movie “Alagwa.” In his official Twitter account on Saturday, the Kapamilya actor was quick to share the good news to his thousands of followers. Directed by Ian Lorenos, “Alagwa” […]

06.05.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Film ·
Marjorie Barretto denies sexy photos

Marjorie Barretto denies sexy photos

MANILA, May 6 (Mabuhay) -– Actress-turned-politician Marjorie Barretto denied that she’s the woman on the “scandalous photos” circulating online. “No. That’s not me. I would never do something like that. That’s not my nature,” Barretto told entertainment site Pep.ph on Monday. One of the sexy photos shows a woman who looks like Barretto exposing her […]

06.05.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
U.S. backs ASEAN on Code of Conduct and reaffirms support for PHL arbitration move

U.S. backs ASEAN on Code of Conduct and reaffirms support for PHL arbitration move

ASEAN and United States Senior Officials met in Washington DC last May 2-3 to deepen ASEAN-U.S. cooperation and discuss regional and international developments at the 26th ASEAN-U.S. Dialogue.  The U.S. and Myanmar served as Co-Chairs of the meeting. Discussion on South China Sea and Code of Conduct Senior Officials exchanged views on the South China […]

06.05.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PH Voters in Metro DC Urged to Go to Embassy to Claim, Cast Ballots

PH Voters in Metro DC Urged to Go to Embassy to Claim, Cast Ballots

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Overseas voters in the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. area who still have not received their ballots for the May 13 elections are being requested to come to the Philippine Embassy beginning Monday to personally claim their ballots and vote. In an advisory, the Embassy said the move is intended to allow registered voters to participate […]

06.05.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·