TFC, COMELEC and DFA-OAVS partner to promote overseas voting for  2013 Philippine elections

TFC, COMELEC and DFA-OAVS partner to promote overseas voting for 2013 Philippine elections

Kim, Robi, Maan, Atom and Ted are the faces of a new global campaign calling for overseas Filipinos to vote from April 13-May 13 March 25, 2013 (QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES) - After a record-breaking turnout of Filipinos during the registration period in 2012 as a result of a multi-platform campaign mounted by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) and the […]

03.04.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Philippine News, Promotions, Videos ·
US Reiterates Commitment to Address Grounding of USS Guardian, Full Cooperation on Independent Probe by PH

US Reiterates Commitment to Address Grounding of USS Guardian, Full Cooperation on Independent Probe by PH

WASHINGTON, D.C. (2 April 2013) – Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. Del Rosario and US Secretary of State John F. Kerry speak before media before their meeting at the State Department.  In his statement before media, Secretary Del Rosario expressed how much the Philippines values Secretary Kerry’s extensive experience in foreign relations, his understanding of […]

03.04.2013 · Filled under: Local News, Photos ·
Cast of “Be Careful With My Heart” ready to charm fans in Los Angeles and Kissimmee concerts this May

Cast of “Be Careful With My Heart” ready to charm fans in Los Angeles and Kissimmee concerts this May

TFC Presents Sir Chief, Maya and family with top concert artists Yeng and Jovit for a Mother’s Day family entertainment treat REDWOOD CITY, CA, April 2, 2013 – Well-respected Filipino TV and film critic Nestor Torre’s first impression of a relatively low-key ABS-CBN daytime teleserye with no superstars was portentous of great things to come. He […]

03.04.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Happenings ·
Invite to Araw ng Kagitingan

Invite to Araw ng Kagitingan

03.04.2013 · Filled under: Film, Happenings ·
A new trailer for ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’

A new trailer for ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’

(Relaxnews) – Lily Collins will play demon hunter Clary Fray, the heroine created by novelist Cassandra Clare, in “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,” a fantasy film akin to “Twilight” and “Beautiful Creatures.” The new trailer features Collins’s character, a teenager who discovers she is a member of the Shadowhunters, the only clan that can […]

02.04.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
More than half of Americans turn to retail therapy to lift their mood

More than half of Americans turn to retail therapy to lift their mood

(Relaxnews) – A new online survey finds that more than half of Americans engage in retail therapy, with nearly 64 percent of women and 40 percent of men boosting their mood with shopping. Top items of choice? Women shop for clothes while men prefer to spend money on food items. Other popular treats for women also included food, shoes, accessories, and books and magazines. […]

02.04.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
TV’s Barbara Walters laughs off talk of retirement

TV’s Barbara Walters laughs off talk of retirement

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – US television news icon Barbara Walters, 83, laughed off reports of her imminent retirement Monday, indicating she has no immediate plans to draw a line under her long and storied career. Chatting with Whoopi Goldberg and other fellow co-hosts of her ABC daytime talk show “The View,” a vivacious Walters said “nothing is […]

02.04.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars, U.S. News ·
Mumford and Sons joining NIN at Lollapalooza

Mumford and Sons joining NIN at Lollapalooza

(Relaxnews) – Radio-friendly British indie darlings Mumford and Sons will be taking to the mainstage at this year’s Lollapalooza festival. The group, which won album of the year for “Babel” at this year’s Grammys, will be headlining Lollapalooza alongside the recently reformed Nine Inch Nails. Lollapalooza 2013 will be held in Chicago over August 2-4 […]

02.04.2013 · Filled under: International Stars, Music, Videos ·
Chloe Moretz joining Charlize Theron in ‘Dark Places’

Chloe Moretz joining Charlize Theron in ‘Dark Places’

(Relaxnews) – Deadline.com has revealed that young actress Chloe Moretz is in the running to participate in Gilles Paquet-Brenner’s movie “Dark Places,” based on a novel by Gillian Flynn. The 16-year-old ‘”Hugo Cabret” and “Dark Shadows” actress is in talks for one of the lead roles in “Dark Places.” Moretz is apparently interested in playing […]

02.04.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Football: FIFA pick GoalControl for Confederations Cup

Football: FIFA pick GoalControl for Confederations Cup

(PARIS-AFP) – Football’s world governing body on Tuesday said that German company GoalControl will provide the goal-line technology at this year’s Confederations Cup in Brazil. The firm’s GoalControl-4D system, which uses 14 high-speed cameras placed around the pitch to track the ball, was chosen ahead of three other bids after a tendering process, presentation and […]

02.04.2013 · Filled under: Science & Technology, Sports & Recreation ·
Eating fish linked to longer life: US study

Eating fish linked to longer life: US study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – People age 65 and older who eat fish may live an average of two years longer than people who do not consume the omega-3 fatty acids found mainly in seafood, a US study suggested on Monday. People with higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids also had an overall risk of dying that was […]

02.04.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Microsoft pulls out all the stops to launch the Surface RT in Moscow

Microsoft pulls out all the stops to launch the Surface RT in Moscow

(Relaxnews) – Microsoft is planning a music concert and a host of special prizes to celebrate the Surface RT tablet’s arrival in Russia and to help differentiate its offering from a host of competitors. The Surface RT tablet, Microsoft’s already much maligned first attempt to enter the post-PC market, will be making itsofficial Russian debut at […]

02.04.2013 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·
One in five US teenage boys diagnosed ADHD: report

One in five US teenage boys diagnosed ADHD: report

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Nearly one in five American teenage boys is diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, marking a dramatic rise in the past decade, the New York Times reported on Monday. The condition, for which potent stimulant drugs like Adderal or Ritalin are often prescribed, has been previously estimated to affect three to seven percent […]

02.04.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, U.S. News ·
Watch: trailer for ‘Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters’

Watch: trailer for ‘Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters’

(Relaxnews) – The first trailer for the sequel to “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief” has been released. After a three-year wait, Percy Jackson fans will be able to catch the second installment of the saga, entitled “Sea of Monsters.” In the trailer, shown on MTV, the demigod is on his way to […]

02.04.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
‘Green’-tinted SUVs at Seoul Motor Show

‘Green’-tinted SUVs at Seoul Motor Show

(GOYANG, South Korea-AFP) – Gas-guzzling SUVs, eco-friendly electric cars and the odd brave attempt to marry the selling points of both are taking centre stage at the biennial Seoul Motor Show. Carmakers including Hyundai, Toyota, GM, BMW, Volkswagen and Ford are taking part in the 10-day event, with nine models making their global debut as […]

01.04.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Julio Iglesias: ‘I’m not in vogue, but I’m in demand’

Julio Iglesias: ‘I’m not in vogue, but I’m in demand’

(BEIJING-AFP) – Ageing Spanish crooner Julio Iglesias Monday said he may never be “in” but at least he can still draw a crowd, as he was given an award in Beijing as the world’s best-selling male Latin artist. The 69-year-old, who has sold more than 300 million records worldwide, was in China ahead of a […]

01.04.2013 · Filled under: International Stars, Music ·
What’s hot: parkour-specific gyms

What’s hot: parkour-specific gyms

(Relaxnews) – While the training ground for parkour, also known as free running, is typically urban cityscapes, the latest trend is parkour-specific gyms, where participants can leap, dive, and backflip with the safety of foam pits and padded mats, no matter what the weather is outside. The first New York City parkour gym, Bklyn Beast, just […]

01.04.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness, Videos ·
Gab Valenciano, Coleen Garcia call it quits

Gab Valenciano, Coleen Garcia call it quits

MANILA, Apr 1 (Mabuhay) — CONFLICTING priorities and fear of entering a long distance relationship have pushed television personalities Coleen Garcia and Gabriel Valenciano to end their one-year romance. Gab recently left for the United States to pursue a degree in music technology in Orlando, Florida. Before his trip, Coleen said that they ended the […]

01.04.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
PHL presses for payment over damaged reef

PHL presses for payment over damaged reef

MANILA, March 31, 2013 (AFP) – The Philippines Sunday welcomed the removal of a US minesweeper that had been stuck on a protected coral reef for 10 weeks, but stressed that compensation must be paid for the environmental damage. Salvage crews contracted by the US Navy Saturday extracted the last remaining piece of the USS […]

01.04.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·