SUPPORT THE NATIONAL YEAR OF THE RICE 2013 CAMPAIGN

SUPPORT THE NATIONAL YEAR OF THE RICE 2013 CAMPAIGN

The National Year of Rice is part of the Philippine government’s bid to achieve rice-self-sufficiency beginning in 2013. It is an advocacy campaign that aims to promote responsible rice consumption for better health and less rice wastage, and productive farming through the promotion of efficient rice technologies and inspiring farmers to do better.  Please view www.nyr2013.com for […]

14.03.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Tourism boost seen after signing of law scrapping foreign carriers’ tax

Tourism boost seen after signing of law scrapping foreign carriers’ tax

MANILA, Mar 8 (Mabuhay) – Tourism in the Philippines is expected to get a big boost after President Benigno Aquino III signed a new law exempting foreign air and shipping carriers from paying the common carriers tax on passenger traffic. John Paul Cabalza, president of Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA), said the travel industry “has […]

14.03.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Study suggests one good reason to focus on the positive

Study suggests one good reason to focus on the positive

(Relaxnews) – Stressful day? Dwelling on life’s unpleasantries can boost stress and increase levels of inflammation in the body, a new Ohio University study finds. Researchers discovered that when study participants were asked to ruminate on a stressful incident, their levels of C-reactive protein, a marker of tissue inflammation, rose. Thirty-four healthy young women participated […]

14.03.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler to reunite for rom-com

Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler to reunite for rom-com

(Relaxnews) – Variety has revealed that the duo from “The Wedding Singer” will once again join forces for a family rom-com. Drew Barrymore has agreed to work with former co-star Adam Sandler on this Warner Bros production, which doesn’t yet have a title. In the movie, the two actors will play single parents who get […]

14.03.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·
Triple Threat 2013 US Tour comes to Pechanga Resort & Casino

Triple Threat 2013 US Tour comes to Pechanga Resort & Casino

The Triple Threat concert series featuring Piolo Pascual, Angeline Quinto and Pokwang will have the first leg of their 2013 U.S. tour in Temecula, California on March 23, 2013.  It will be held at the world famous Pechanga Theater at the Pechanga Resort & Casino.  “Triple Threat” is a popular term used in Filipino show […]

13.03.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Happenings ·
Filipino students love “Be Careful With My Heart”; Maya and Sir Chief’s first kiss draws high ratings, trends on Twitter

Filipino students love “Be Careful With My Heart”; Maya and Sir Chief’s first kiss draws high ratings, trends on Twitter

The magic of Maya (Jodi Sta. Maria) and Sir Chief (Richard Yap) has struck the entire nation again as “Be Careful With My Heart” recently did not only dominate the ratings game but ruled the trending topics list of the popular microblogging site Twitter   Based on the latest data from Kantar Media last Tuesday (March 12), ABS-CBN’s no.1 […]

13.03.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Videos ·
PH Seeks More Public-Private Partnership Projects

PH Seeks More Public-Private Partnership Projects

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippines wants to enter into more partnerships with the private sector as Manila continues to invest in the development of key infrastructure to help sustain its economic growth. “The Philippine government remains committed to driving infrastructure development as it recognizes its importance to future rapid and sustainable economic growth,” Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, […]

13.03.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Emily Blunt replaces Emma Watson in ‘Your Voice in My Head’

Emily Blunt replaces Emma Watson in ‘Your Voice in My Head’

(Relaxnews) – Stanley Tucci told Digitalspy.co.uk that British actress Emily Blunt will join him in “Your Voice in My Head.” Blunt will replace Emma Watson, who was previously slated to play the lead in this adaptation of journalist and novelist Emma Forrest’s autobiography. Filming is set for the end of spring. “Your Voice in My Head” will […]

13.03.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
TV5 wins big at 48th Anvil Awards

TV5 wins big at 48th Anvil Awards

TV5 received three Anvil Awards from the Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP) for the following campaigns: #AskMsWorldPH campaign (Anvil Award of Merit), InterAksyon: The TV5 Online News Portal (Anvil Award of Excellence for the 2nd consecutive year), and RESCUE5 (Anvil Award of Excellence).

12.03.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
Works of FilAm Artist Alfonso Ossorio on Exhibit in D.C.

Works of FilAm Artist Alfonso Ossorio on Exhibit in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The abstract expressionist works of noted Filipino-American artist and art patron Alfonso Ossorio (1916-1990) drew raves when they went on exhibit at a private museum here on Thursday. The Philippine Embassy, which collaborated with the Phillips Collection for its “Phillips After 5” event for the month of March, said almost 700 guests led by […]

11.03.2013 · Filled under: Local News, Photos, U.S. News ·
Mariah Carey launches 12th perfume

Mariah Carey launches 12th perfume

(Relaxnews) – Pop star Mariah Carey has unveiled her latest scent, Dreams. With eighteen number one hits and over 200 million records sold around the world, Mariah Carey is one of the music world’s most bankable stars. Her latest scent is a floral fragrance that the Mariah Carey team say is “symbolic of Mariah’s lifelong […]

11.03.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars ·
Statement of the DFA on the release of the 21 Filipino UN Peacekeepers in Syria

Statement of the DFA on the release of the 21 Filipino UN Peacekeepers in Syria

The Philippines welcomes the release of all 21 Filipino Peacekeepers who were detained on March 6, 2013 in Jamla, Syria. The Philippine Government and its people express deep appreciation to the Jordanian Government and military officials on the successful safe passing over to the Jordanian side of all our 21 Filipino Peacekeepers and to all […]

11.03.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Sandberg book urges women to ‘Lean In’ to succeed

Sandberg book urges women to ‘Lean In’ to succeed

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – Powerful Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg is out to make herself less of an anomaly as she launches a campaign to inspire women to pursue their passions at work and at home. The 43-year-old mom and Facebook chief operating officer on Monday releases “Lean In,” in which she weaves stories from her life […]

11.03.2013 · Filled under: Books, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
‘Horrible Bosses 2′ is in the works

‘Horrible Bosses 2′ is in the works

(Relaxnews) – A sequel to the comedy “Horrible Bosses” is reportedly in the works. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis are currently finalizing the details of their contracts to take part in the second chapter of the 2011 success. Seth Gordon will also be back to direct the sequel. In […]

11.03.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Health and fitness agenda: IHRSA Convention

Health and fitness agenda: IHRSA Convention

(Relaxnews) – Coming up, Las Vegas welcomes thousands of fitness fans to the annual International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association convention, one of the largest of its kind. Also Paris hosts the Body Fitness Form’expo. IHRSA Convention March 19-22 Las Vegas, California, USA A rival to the IDEA World Fitness Convention and FIBO, the International […]

11.03.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, World News ·
New tech aims to transform homes, shopping in Spain

New tech aims to transform homes, shopping in Spain

(MADRID-AFP) – With a flick of the wrist, residents of a futuristic home developed in Spain can browse Internet pages displayed on the living room walls, switch off a giant projected alarm clock in the bedroom or transform the entire interior into a busy streetscape or tranquil beach. It may seem light years ahead of […]

10.03.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Disney revisits Oz to tell new magical tale

Disney revisits Oz to tell new magical tale

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Nearly 75 years after “The Wizard of Oz,” Disney has crafted a new story about the magical kingdom, by going back to its creator — in what is tipped to be a blockbuster movie opening this weekend. Walt Disney long sought to make a film about Oz, the imaginary land created by […]

09.03.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Trailer: The chaotic return of ‘The Hangover’

Trailer: The chaotic return of ‘The Hangover’

(Relaxnews) – The latest installment of the Warner Bros comedy trilogy “The Hangover” has been unveiled in a teaser. Two months before the film’s release, the first trailer for “The Hangover 3″ have been revealed. This time, Alan, Stu and Phil will reunite for another crazy night because of a death rather than a wedding. After the second […]

09.03.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Football: Ronaldo’s damaged Ferrari to sell on eBay – lawyer

Football: Ronaldo’s damaged Ferrari to sell on eBay – lawyer

(STRASBOURG, France-AFP) – A damaged Ferrari once belonging to Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is to be sold on eBay, after its new owner came to an agreement with the Internet auction site, the vendor’s laywer said on Thursday. Renaud Bettcher told AFP said he and his client — a garage owner from the eastern […]

07.03.2013 · Filled under: Motoring ·
Liam Neeson in talks for Seth MacFarlane’s next movie

Liam Neeson in talks for Seth MacFarlane’s next movie

(Relaxnews) – The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Liam Neeson is set to play an outlaw in Seth MacFarlane’s comedy-Western, ”A Million Ways to Die in the West.” If the negotiations are successful, Neeson will play an outlaw alongside Charlize Theron and Amanda Seyfried, who have already signed up for the movie. Giovanni Ribisi is also expected […]

07.03.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·