Olympics: WHO committee says low risk of Zika spread

Olympics: WHO committee says low risk of Zika spread

There is a “very low risk” of the Zika virus spreading further internationally as a result of the Olympic Games in Brazil, the World Health Organization’s emergency committee on the disease said Tuesday. The statement came as worry mounted that the mosquito-borne virus, which has spread across much of Latin America and which can lead […]

15.06.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ to return for a ninth season

‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ to return for a ninth season

HBO announced on Tuesday that hit comedy “Curb Your Enthusiasm” will be returning to the network for a ninth season reports The Hollywood Reporter. The announcement will be good news for fans of the beloved Larry David comedy, with the show lasting airing an original episode back in September 2011. First premiering as a special in […]

15.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
US military engaged in anti-terror operations across 15 countries: Obama

US military engaged in anti-terror operations across 15 countries: Obama

WASHINGTON  (PNA/Sputnik) – US military personnel are engaged in counter-terrorism operations across 15 different countries, President Barack Obama said in a biannual statement to Congress released on Monday. The letter outlined US military counter-terrorism operations across the globe in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Somalia, Yemen, Djibouti, Libya, Cuba, Niger, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Egypt, […]

15.06.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Duterte names DTI, DOT, DOH chiefs

Duterte names DTI, DOT, DOH chiefs

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President-elect Rodrigo Duterte has named three more members of his incoming Cabinet, according to incoming presidential deputy spokesperson Ernesto Corpuz Abella. In a press briefing at the Presidential Guest House in Davao City on Monday evening, Abella said Duterte chose Dr. Paulyn Jean Rosell-Ubial as secretary of the Department of Health (DOH). […]

15.06.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Sunshine trains with Red Ranger trainer

Sunshine trains with Red Ranger trainer

After announcing she will be part of the remake of the hit telefantaserye “Encantadia,” actress Sunshine Dizon shared she has been preparing for her role on the show by going to the gym, among others. Sunshine said she is doing strengthening exercises to toughen herself up for fight scenes. Her trainer? None other than the […]

15.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Drilon admits failure in basic services overshadowed development under Aquino

Drilon admits failure in basic services overshadowed development under Aquino

MANILA, June 14 (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin Drilon admitted Tuesday that the failure of basic services, particularly in Metro Manila, overshadowed the economic development achieved by the Aquino administration. “The failure of the basic services in Metro Manila has caused all of this negative perception,” Drilon said in a television interview. He noted that […]

14.06.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Is Angel Locsin still playing ‘Darna?’

Is Angel Locsin still playing ‘Darna?’

Angel Locsin still won’t say whether she will reprise the role of “Darna” in the remake project slated to be produced by Star Cinema. “As long as naniniwala ka,” was the actress’ response to one follower on Instagram when she was asked if she will still play the iconic Filipino character created by Mars Ravelo. […]

14.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
‘Ghostbusters’ fans set Guinness World Record

‘Ghostbusters’ fans set Guinness World Record

The world record for the largest gathering of people dressed as ghosts has been broken. Hundreds of fans have descended on the Event Plaza at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore in ghost costumes. The event, organized by Sony to promote the film franchise’s upcoming reboot, was adjudicated by Guinness World Records representative Rishi Nath who […]

14.06.2016 · Filled under: Art, Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Siri is the standout star of Apple’s annual developer conference

Siri is the standout star of Apple’s annual developer conference

Speeding up Apple Watch reaction times, and adding more channels and live video feeds to Apple TV will be welcome additions to Apple’s devices, but it is the decision to set Siri, its virtual assistant, free of the iPhone and let it land on the desktop and work with other developers’ apps that is the […]

Japanese ‘naked restaurant’ to ban overweight diners

Japanese ‘naked restaurant’ to ban overweight diners

Japan’s first “naked restaurant” opens in Tokyo next month with draconian rules of entry — podgy prospective diners will be weighed and ejected if found to be too fat. Following the lead of establishments in London and Melbourne, “The Amrita” — Sanskrit for ‘immortality’ — also has strict age restrictions, with only patrons between 18 […]

14.06.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Tesla adds new lower cost Model S options

Tesla adds new lower cost Model S options

On Thursday without prior notice or any fanfare, US electric car company Tesla added a new entry-level model to its premium line of plug-in executive sedans. The Model S60 is available to order now and buyers plumping for the $66,000 car will get a 210-mile-range car capable of accelerating from 0-100km/h in under 6 seconds […]

14.06.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Fil-Ams in DC celebrate PHL Independence Day with dynamic PHL-US diplomatic relations

Fil-Ams in DC celebrate PHL Independence Day with dynamic PHL-US diplomatic relations

WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than 300 guests from the United States Government, foreign diplomatic corps, private sector, and the Filipino-American community gathered at the Pavilion Floor of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center on 09 June 2016 to join the celebration of the 118th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence and the 70th Anniversary of […]

14.06.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Online fundraiser for Orlando attack pulls in over $2-M in 24 hours

Online fundraiser for Orlando attack pulls in over $2-M in 24 hours

MOSCOW, June 14 (PNA/Sputnik) – A GoFundMe fundraiser to support the victims and families of Sunday’s massacre at a gay nightclub raised over a two million dollars in a single day. The fundraiser, launched by Equality Florida, topped the one million mark in the first 11 hours it was active. Within a day, it had […]

14.06.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Muntinlupa’s Ruffy Biazon posts bail for pork scam charges

Muntinlupa’s Ruffy Biazon posts bail for pork scam charges

MANILA, June 14 (Mabuhay) — Former Bureau of Customs (BOC) commissioner and incoming Muntinlupa Rep. Rozzano Rufino “Ruffy” Biazon on Tuesday posted bail for criminal charges in connection with his alleged involvement in the pork barrel scam. Biazon, together with his lawyers, arrived at the Sandiganbayan building at around 8 a.m. and immediately proceeded to […]

14.06.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Laurel DeWitt creates makeup looks for Perfect365

Laurel DeWitt creates makeup looks for Perfect365

Fashion designer Laurel DeWitt has teamed up with makeup and beauty app Perfect365 on two new makeup looks. Titled ‘MetalChic’ and ‘Queen’, the looks will allow users to virtually try on makeup and crowns seen during DeWitt’s New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2016 collection, including a crown worn by Beyoncé in her recent music video […]

13.06.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style ·
Helena Bonham Carter backing ‘Saint Mazie’ adaptation

Helena Bonham Carter backing ‘Saint Mazie’ adaptation

Box office assistant Mazie Gordon-Phillips is to get her own miniseries as Helena Bonham Carter produces and stars in a film adapting “Saint Mazie,” based on the real-life heroine to New York’s homeless. “Mazie is a restless, independent woman who embodies the essence of 1930s New York,” fellow producer Faye Ward told Deadline. “Our story […]

13.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Kaye on getting married: ‘Kay tagal ko itong hinintay’

Kaye on getting married: ‘Kay tagal ko itong hinintay’

MANILA (Mabuhay) — “Buti nga hindi nagsawa si Lord sa akin,” actress Kaye Abad said as she admitted that she had been fervently praying for her relationship with actor Paul Jake Castillo to end in marriage. “Sabi ko ayaw ko na nang papalit-palit,” Abad, 34, said. “Lagi kong sinasabi na gusto ko nang mag-asawa kasi […]

13.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
President-elect Duterte spent close to P400-M in the May 9 polls

President-elect Duterte spent close to P400-M in the May 9 polls

By Ferdinand G. Patinio MANILA (PNA) – President-elect Rodrigo Duterte spent close to P400 million in the May 9, 2016 elections. Based on his Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE) submitted to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday, the incoming Chief Executive’s total expenditures amounted to P371,461,480.23. Duterte received a total of P375,009,474.90 in […]

13.06.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Colorful PHL, other cultures shown in Asean Fest in Los Angeles

Colorful PHL, other cultures shown in Asean Fest in Los Angeles

Los Angeles  – The Philippine Consulate General, led by Consul General Leo M. Herrera-Lim in cooperation with the Philippine Department of Tourism in Los Angeles and Tourism Director, Mr. Richmond Jimenez, participated in the  LA-ASEAN Fest 2016 held at the South Coast Mall in Costa Mesa, California on 04 June 2016.   It was a unique […]

13.06.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
DFA’s FSI, Johns Hopkins build partnership to advance PHL’s diplomatic knowledge

DFA’s FSI, Johns Hopkins build partnership to advance PHL’s diplomatic knowledge

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The first Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Department of Foreign Affairs – Foreign Service Institute (FSI) and the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) was signed at a special SAIS Philippines Roundtable held at the Johns Hopkins University on 06 June 2016. The MOU recognizes the strategic importance […]

13.06.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Local News ·