Palace says government to provide incentives to investors with more benefits to consumers, economy

Palace says government to provide incentives to investors with more benefits to consumers, economy

The government will give incentives to investors wanting to put their money in the Philippines as long as their businesses benefit the consumers and the economy as a whole, a Palace official said on Thursday. Issues were raised after the Board of Investments (BOI) granted a six-year term tax incentives to a Thai company producing […]

08.02.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
DOTC/PCG gives green light to U.S. Navy’s salvage operations plan to methodically remove grounded U.S. ship

DOTC/PCG gives green light to U.S. Navy’s salvage operations plan to methodically remove grounded U.S. ship

The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) and Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) approved the salvage operations plan submitted by the U.S. Navy that will use floating cranes to methodically remove the stranded USS Guardian minesweeper in Tubbataha Reef. “We have carefully reviewed the US Navy’s salvage operations plan and we were assured that among their […]

08.02.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Millions head home for China annual migration

Millions head home for China annual migration

(BEIJING-AFP) – Hundreds of millions of people across China are squeezing into packed train carriages and buses to travel home for the Lunar New Year, in the world’s largest annual movement of people. A total of 3.4 billion trips will be made over the holiday period, official media estimates, including hundreds of millions of migrant […]

07.02.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Lunar New Year ·
The do’s and don’ts of proper dim sum etiquette

The do’s and don’ts of proper dim sum etiquette

(Relaxnews) – While there’s no art to enjoying an authentic dim sum meal, there are a few do’s and don’ts that diners should be aware of before they tuck into the Chinese version of a tapas brunch. With the Lunar New Year rounding the corner, Chinese restaurants around the world are poised to be filled […]

PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL SIGNS HEALTH SERVICE PARTNERSHIP WITH ST. VINCENT MEDICAL CENTER FOR THE FILIPINO COMMUNITY

PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL SIGNS HEALTH SERVICE PARTNERSHIP WITH ST. VINCENT MEDICAL CENTER FOR THE FILIPINO COMMUNITY

Los Angeles, 05 February 2013. – Consul General Maria Hellen M. Barber-De La Vega signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mr. Jan N. Stein, Vice President and Executive Director of St. Vincent Medical Center (SVMC) Foundation, at a ceremony held this morning at the Conference Room of the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles. The […]

07.02.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
China’s New Year shows to star Celine Dion, Psy

China’s New Year shows to star Celine Dion, Psy

(BEIJING-AFP) – China’s hugely popular Lunar New Year television galas aim to woo even more viewers this year with foreign megastars including Celine Dion and “Gangnam Style” pop sensation Psy, state media said Thursday. Watching the China Central Television (CCTV) variety show has become a tradition for families gathering on New Year’s Eve and it […]

07.02.2013 · Filled under: International Stars, Lunar New Year ·
Puma launches new ‘adaptive running’ shoe

Puma launches new ‘adaptive running’ shoe

(Relaxnews) – German sportwear manufacturer Puma has unveiled a new video exploring the athletic potential of its new Mobium Elite technology. Mobium’s development was inspired by the natural expansion and compression seen in a cat’s foot, which provides our feline friends with both cushioning and propulsion as they move. The brand calls the animal “the […]

07.02.2013 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Jennifer Aniston and Mark Duplass to star in zany science comedy

Jennifer Aniston and Mark Duplass to star in zany science comedy

(Relaxnews) – Deadline.com has revealed that Ben Kingsley will star alongside Jennifer Aniston and Mark Duplass in a movie about the invention of the five-sided box, a revolution in the wrapping world which threatens the world’s balance. The movie does not yet have a title. Actor and director Mark Duplass will play the film’s lead […]

07.02.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Colina Salon Opens its Doors to the City of Rancho Cucamonga

Colina Salon Opens its Doors to the City of Rancho Cucamonga

Msgr Nestor Rebong special officiating priest for the blessing of the opening. Rica Flores of Ranco Cucamonga is smiling ear to ear  as she walks in Colina. “This is very  good for us  Filipino residents here in Ranco. We’ve been waiting for  hairstylists here  . Colina Salon found the perfect place for Pinoys here.” Roger Santos , a resident of […]

07.02.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Happenings, Local News, Services ·
Cardinal Mahoney blasted over sex abuse explanation

Cardinal Mahoney blasted over sex abuse explanation

By Michael Thurston LOS ANGELES, Feb 1, 2013 (AFP) – A US Catholic cardinal stripped of his duties said Friday he had not known how to handle child sex abuse claims as he did not learn about it in school, drawing withering criticism from victims. Retired Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony said he was not […]

07.02.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Foods to usher in wealth and prosperity for Chinese New Year

Foods to usher in wealth and prosperity for Chinese New Year

(Relaxnews) – As the biggest holiday on the Asian calendar approaches, households around the world are stocking their pantries and fridges full of foods like oranges, dried coconut, noodles and whole fish to ensure an auspicious beginning to the lunar New Year. Take a tour of some of the foods thought to usher in prosperity, […]

07.02.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Lunar New Year, Photos ·
Deezer streams into PHL, 21 Asian and Middle Eastern countries

Deezer streams into PHL, 21 Asian and Middle Eastern countries

PARIS, Jan 31, 2013 (AFP) – Online music streaming service Deezer expanded on Thursday into 22 countries mostly in Asia and the Middle East as it seeks to tap into fast-growing emerging markets. Deezer said it will replicate the model that led it to success in France: offering limited free access to its library of […]

07.02.2013 · Filled under: Music, World News ·
Apple’s NeXT step: a look back at a historic business decision

Apple’s NeXT step: a look back at a historic business decision

(Relaxnews) – Sixteen years ago Wednesday, Apple issued a press release announcing that it had finalized the acquisition of NeXT Software Inc with the intention of using the small company’s operating system as a replacement for its own aging Mac OS 9. No one could have predicted the long-term impact such a short-term business decision […]

06.02.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Science & Technology ·
McLaren P1 to debut at Geneva

McLaren P1 to debut at Geneva

(Relaxnews) – British supercar maker and Formula One constructor McLaren has confirmed that the much anticipated production-ready car will be unveiled at the 83rd International Motor Show in Geneva. The P1 will be the third addition to the Woking, Surrey-based company’s burgeoning line of own-brand supercars, each of which is derived from technological breakthroughs and […]

06.02.2013 · Filled under: Motoring ·
Vogue to open Asian café, bar and clubs

Vogue to open Asian café, bar and clubs

(Relaxnews) – Condé Nast, the owners of Vogue, GQ and Vanity Fair (among many other media brands) have announced that they will be launching new lifestyle destinations in Singapore and Bangkok. There’s exciting news for Asian fashionistas as Condé Nast announce the launch of a Vogue Café, Vogue Club and GQ Bar in Singapore. A […]

06.02.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Breakfast refuels a kid’s brain: study

Breakfast refuels a kid’s brain: study

(Relaxnews) – A new study finds that children who eat breakfast every day scored significantly higher on a range of IQ tests, suggesting that the first meal of the day “refuels” a child’s brain, scientists say. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing examined data on 1,269 six-year-old children in China who performed […]

06.02.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Doritos to launch Taco Bell-inspired chips

Doritos to launch Taco Bell-inspired chips

(Relaxnews) – Doritos is planning to develop a chip flavor inspired by Taco Bell, following on the heels of the fast food chain’s most successful product launch in company history: taco shells made with Doritos nacho chips. You could call it a mutually beneficial relationship. The snack food giant is hoping to capitalize on Taco […]

06.02.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
French ‘Artist’ actor to return to Oscars stage

French ‘Artist’ actor to return to Oscars stage

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – French actor Jean Dujardin, star of last year’s Oscar-winning movie “The Artist,” will return this year as an Academy Awards presenter, along with his fellow laureates, organizers said Tuesday. Meryl Streep, who won best actress last year, will present awards at this show, as will Octavia Spencer and Christopher Plummer, best supporting […]

06.02.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars, International Stars ·
Japanese chef Nobu opens biggest restaurant yet in Las Vegas

Japanese chef Nobu opens biggest restaurant yet in Las Vegas

(Relaxnews) – Japanese chef Nobu Matsuhisa has opened his biggest restaurant yet inside Caesars Palace in Las Vegas which now includes his own Nobu-branded hotel wing. Designed by David Rockwell of the Rockwell Group, the 1,187-square meter space takes inspiration from zen Japanese gardens, integrating elements like stone, wood and paper, according to popular food […]

06.02.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Development partners recognize gains of Daang Matuwid

Development partners recognize gains of Daang Matuwid

Government to work on lasting, structural reforms for irreversible growth With the theme of “President Aquino’s Social Contract: Moving Forward in Achieving Inclusive Growth and Good Governance,” the 2013 Philippines Development Forum commenced today in Davao City with over 300 representatives from national government, international development partners, the private sector, civil society organizations, and the […]

05.02.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·