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 ·
Clinton creates history, first woman presidential nominee

Clinton creates history, first woman presidential nominee

WASHINGTON   (PNA/PTI) – Hillary Clinton today claimed the Democratic presidential nomination after decisive victories in the New Jersey and New Mexico primaries, creating history by becoming the first woman to lead a major American political party in the race to the White House. “Thanks to you, we’ve reached a milestone, the first time in our nation’s history […]

13.06.2016 · Filled under: News ·
Thousands flock to posh Paris flash mob picnic

Thousands flock to posh Paris flash mob picnic

It’s the world’s classiest flash mob, when a highly selective group of guerrilla gourmets armed with picnic baskets and linen napkins take over a famous landmark. The latest “Diner en Blanc” (Dinner in White) took place in Paris Wednesday when some 7,000 people dressed in white from head to toe descended on the swanky Place […]

09.06.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Kris Aquino is top donor to Leni Robredo campaign

Kris Aquino is top donor to Leni Robredo campaign

MANILA, June 9 (Mabuhay) – Kris Aquino did not only lend her star power to the campaign of Leni Robredo, but also contributed millions of pesos to the successful vice presidential bid. Robredo’s list of contributors, submitted as part of her statement of contributions and expenditures, showed the actress and television host contributing P30.8 million. […]

09.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Emilio Pucci channels effortless chic for Resort 2017 collection

Emilio Pucci channels effortless chic for Resort 2017 collection

The Italian fashion house is the latest luxury label to present its Resort 2017 collection, which gives the signature style of Emilio Pucci a contemporary and eccentric flavor. The result is a collection splashed with bright, colorful patterns — echoing the brand’s historic style — and with light, flowing silhouettes that capture the season’s effortlessly […]

09.06.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
PHL could lose leverage if Duterte junks EDCA —nat’l security expert

PHL could lose leverage if Duterte junks EDCA —nat’l security expert

MANILA (Mabuhay) –The Philippine could lose a vital leverage in the South China Sea disputes if the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement with the United States is junked by the administration of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte. Prof. Renato de Castro of the Albert del Rosario Institute, an independent international and strategic research organization, said in a forum […]

09.06.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Senators unanimous on need for Charter change, Drilon declares

Senators unanimous on need for Charter change, Drilon declares

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – All senators in the 17th Congress are in favor constitutional amendments, outgoing Senate President Franklin Drilon said on Wednesday. “That we have to review and amend the Constituion is a matter that I think has unanimity in the Senate,” Drilon said at a news forum in Manila. “I think we can see […]

09.06.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Fil-Ams celebrate Independence Day, have message for Duterte

Fil-Ams celebrate Independence Day, have message for Duterte

By Nimfa U. Rueda LOS ANGELES – Hundreds of Filipino-Americans paraded through Historic Filipinotown in Los Angeles on June 4 to celebrate the 118th Philippine Independence Day. Cheering crowds watched a marching band, local beauty queens on floats, community leaders in a convoy of cars, Harley-Davidson motorcycle riders in formation and dozens of participants who marched while […]

08.06.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Chamber of Mines support Duterte’s call ‘to stop irresponsible mining’ in PHL

Chamber of Mines support Duterte’s call ‘to stop irresponsible mining’ in PHL

By Lilybeth G. Ison MANILA  (PNA) – The Chamber of Mines in the Philippines (COMP) expressed full support on Monday to President-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s call to stop illegal and irresponsible mining in the country which poses threat to the community and the environment. “This has always been COMP’s position as we continue to find ways […]

08.06.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
‘Supergirl’ series to recruit new Superman

‘Supergirl’ series to recruit new Superman

TV series “Supergirl” is moving into a second series and Superman will appear in the first two episodes, the show’s executive producer has said. A new actor will play Superman, who is portrayed by Henry Cavill in DC’s ongoing film franchise, with show exec Andrew Kriesberg saying that he and his team “cannot wait to […]

08.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·