Men in White: Pope meets predecessor

Men in White: Pope meets predecessor

By Dario THUBURN, Vincenzo PINTO CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy, March 23, 2013 (AFP) – Pope Francis flew in to a papal residence near Rome on Saturday for a meeting with “pope emeritus” Benedict XVI – an unprecedented encounter in the history of the Catholic Church. Both men were in the white vestments reserved for popes as […]

27.03.2013 · Filled under: World News ·
President Aquino orders DOTC and Philippine Coast Guard to enhance security and emergency procedures in seaports for safety of passengers

President Aquino orders DOTC and Philippine Coast Guard to enhance security and emergency procedures in seaports for safety of passengers

MANILA, Mar 26 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III ordered on Tuesday Transportation and Communications Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya and Philippine Coast Guard Commandant Rear Admiral Rodolfo Isorena to enhance the security and emergency procedures in the seaports to ensure the safety of the passengers. The Chief Executive issued the directive following his visit to […]

27.03.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Daniel Craig stars as Land Rover officially launches its new SUV

Daniel Craig stars as Land Rover officially launches its new SUV

(Relaxnews) – The James Bond star drives the Range Rover Sport through the streets of Manhattan and brings the city to a standstill. As promised, Land Rover brought more than a little Hollywood glamour to the streets of Manhattan in order to launch the new Range Rover Sport, and it also kept its word when […]

27.03.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars, Motoring, Videos ·
Trailer: Hugh Jackman seeks mortality in ‘The Wolverine’

Trailer: Hugh Jackman seeks mortality in ‘The Wolverine’

(Relaxnews) – The first trailer for “The Wolverine” has been released ahead of the film’s summer release. After several teasers, Fox has unveiled a 2’30” trailer offering spectators a better look at events in the movie. The clawed mutant will travel to Japan in an attempt to shatter his immortality, which he sees as a […]

27.03.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson launch blow-dry bar

Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson launch blow-dry bar

(Relaxnews) – Now Los Angeles fitness buffs can achieve both a perfect body and perfect hair, thanks to a new venture from celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson and US actress and health guru Gwyneth Paltrow. The two have teamed up to add a luxury blow-dry bar within Anderson’s new Brentwood studio. Hairstylist David Babaii has also joined the […]

26.03.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·
Marian Rivera addresses detractors

Marian Rivera addresses detractors

MANILA, Mar 26 (Mabuhay) — Among local TV’s most visible leading ladies today, Marian Rivera has learned an important lesson from being in the entertainment industry for almost seven years: detractors come with the territory. In an interview at the sidelines of filming for the action-comedy flick “Kung Fu Divas”, Rivera addressed the negative feedback […]

26.03.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
Overwhelmed Australian hostage thankful; Ransom paid for his release

Overwhelmed Australian hostage thankful; Ransom paid for his release

By Jason Gutierrez MANILA, March 25, 2013 (AFP) – Ex-Australian soldier Warren Rodwell said Monday he had lost all hope during 15 months as a captive of Islamic militants in the southern Philippines, as he thanked everyone who helped win his freedom. Rodwell, his cheeks deeply hollowed out from severe weight loss, appeared extremely frail […]

26.03.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Six in 10 support citizenship for illegals

Six in 10 support citizenship for illegals

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2013 (AFP) – Nearly two-thirds of Americans favor a path to citizenship – with conditions – for undocumented immigrants, according to a new poll out Thursday, as lawmakers debate reform plans. Lawmakers from both sides of the U.S. political divide, as well as President Barack Obama, have expressed optimism about striking a […]

26.03.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
‘Time has come’ for immigration reform: Obama

‘Time has come’ for immigration reform: Obama

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2013 (AFP) – US President Barack Obama said Monday the time has come to reform America’s “broken” immigration policy, renewing his appeal to lawmakers to clinch a deal that he said is now within reach. At a swearing-in ceremony at the White House for a group of new US citizens, Obama praised […]

26.03.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
PHL tourism achieves back-to-back record growth

PHL tourism achieves back-to-back record growth

International visitors to the Philippines for the first two months of the year closed at another record high of 854,187 or a double-digit growth of 10.5% from 772,989 of the same period in 2012. The country extended its record-breaking run by surpassing the 400,000 arrival mark for both January (436,079 arrivals) and February, making it […]

26.03.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
The Philippines: Asia’s New Emerging Tiger

The Philippines: Asia’s New Emerging Tiger

The Philippine Consulate General of Los Angeles and The Philippine Trade and Investment Center of Los Angeles in cooperation with the Council on Trade and Investment for Filipino-Americans (COTIFA) and Filipino-American Chamber of Commerce of Orange County will be hosting a private-led investment roadshow in the United States on April 23, 2013. The roadshow titled […]

26.03.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News, U.S. News, World News ·
Four anti-inflammatory foods you should be eating

Four anti-inflammatory foods you should be eating

(Relaxnews) – While inflammation is the body’s natural response to injury, chronic inflammation can lead to health problems — but here are four anti-inflammatory foods that can help minimize the damaging effects. “The inflammation process has one goal: to respond immediately to detect and destroy the toxic material in damaged tissues before it can spread […]

26.03.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
The best of both worlds: Samsung’s new mobile hybrid notebook

The best of both worlds: Samsung’s new mobile hybrid notebook

(Relaxnews) – Samsung has launched a new HD hybrid notebook tablet with built-in 4GLTE mobile internet. The Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro is by no means the first hybrid notebook running Windows 8 to hit the shelves, but with its combination of an 11.6-inch ten-point full high-resolution touch screen, the Windows 8 operating system and […]

25.03.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Science & Technology ·
TNT unveils new summer show, ‘King & Maxwell’

TNT unveils new summer show, ‘King & Maxwell’

(Relaxnews) – TNT has announced that “King & Maxwell,” a police series about two unusual private detectives, will start on June 10, after ”The Closer” spin-off ”Major Crimes,” which will be back for a second season. “King & Maxwell” will center on Sean King and Michelle Maxwell, literary heroes created by David Baldacci. These two former secret service […]

25.03.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·
IS BANKRUPTCY THE RIGHT THING TO DO?

IS BANKRUPTCY THE RIGHT THING TO DO?

Ask yourself the following: Are you heavily in debt, with little prospect of relief in the near future? Have you had, or are your creditors threatening, a foreclosure on your home, a repossession of your car or other legal action to take your property? Have you experienced a dramatic drop in income? Are you frequently […]

25.03.2013 · Filled under: Legal Matters ·
Native California Butterflies Taking Flight in NHM’s ‘Butterfly Pavilion’

Native California Butterflies Taking Flight in NHM’s ‘Butterfly Pavilion’

Outdoor Exhibit Features 53 Butterfly Species and More California Plants — A Preview of the Nature Gardens Opening in June 2013   Pavilion Open Sunday, April 14 – Monday, September 2, 2013   Los Angeles—The Butterfly Pavilion, the living habitat where hundreds of butterflies flutter among nectaring plants, returns for its 15th year at the Natural […]

25.03.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Happenings ·
Peace Corps Event

Peace Corps Event

  The Philippine Embassy and the Peace Corps Alumni Foundation for Philippine Development (PCAFPD) held a reception at the Embassy’s Romulo Hall on 22 March to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the foundation. Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. and PCAFPD President Mark Holt hosted some 80 former Peace Corps volunteers who served in the Philippines […]

25.03.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Trailer: Brad Pitt saves humanity in ‘World War Z’

Trailer: Brad Pitt saves humanity in ‘World War Z’

(Relaxnews) – A new trailer has been released for “World War Z,” an apocalyptic blockbuster starring Brad Pitt. In the film, loosely inspired by a novel of the same name by Max Brooks, Brad Pitt plays Gerry Lane, a father who has to turn around a zombie pandemic to save mankind. North American audiences can […]

25.03.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
US alternative rock band My Chemical Romance splits

US alternative rock band My Chemical Romance splits

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – US alternative rock band My Chemical Romance have split up after 12 years together, the group confirmed on their website Saturday. The band was founded in New Jersey in 2001, comprising members Gerard Way, Ray Toro, Mikey Way and Frank Iero. “Being in this band for the past 12 years has been […]

25.03.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars, Music ·
Olive oil found to protect against Alzheimer’s disease

Olive oil found to protect against Alzheimer’s disease

(Relaxnews) – Want to keep Alzheimer’s disease at bay? A new study suggests upping your intake of olive oil. While the Mediterranean liquid gold has long been touted for its multiple health benefits, a team of US scientists from the University of Louisiana hs identified a specific component in olive oil that they say protects […]

25.03.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·