Kia pro_cee’d GT to go on sale midway through 2013

Kia pro_cee’d GT to go on sale midway through 2013

(Relaxnews) – The GT edition of Kia’s pro_cee’d will hit showrooms midway through 2013, after its reveal at the Geneva Motor in March. The pro_cee’d GT hatch will boast a 1.6 L gas engine with Twin-Scroll turbocharger producing an output of 204 hp. Coupled with its six-gear transmission, the engine will propel the speedster from […]

05.12.2012 · Filled under: Motoring ·
Hollywood sign unveiled after major makeover

Hollywood sign unveiled after major makeover

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – The refurbished Hollywood sign was presented in all its freshly painted glory Tuesday after its biggest makeover in 35 years, in time for 90th birthday celebrations next year. Some 360 gallons of fresh bright white paint was applied over the last two months to the Tinseltown icon, which sits atop Mount Lee […]

05.12.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, Local News ·
World’s biggest aquamarine gem going on show in US

World’s biggest aquamarine gem going on show in US

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – The largest single piece of cut-gem aquamarine in the world is going on permanent exhibition from Thursday in Washington alongside the Hope Diamond and Marie Antoinette’s earrings. Mined from a Brazilian pegmatite in the 1980s, and named for Brazil’s first two emperors, the Dom Pedro Aquamarine will take pride of place at the […]

05.12.2012 · Filled under: Art, Destinations ·
Speech of President Aquino at the Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas, December 5, 2012

Speech of President Aquino at the Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas, December 5, 2012

Speech of His Excellency Benigno S. Aquino III President of the Philippines At the Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas [Delivered at Rizal Hall, Malacañan Palace, on December 5, 2012] Thank you. Please sit down. Thank you. Secretary Albert del Rosario; Secretary Mely Nicolas; excellencies of the Diplomatic Corps; awardees of the 2012 […]

05.12.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Filipino World War II Veterans Pin Hope on Obama

Filipino World War II Veterans Pin Hope on Obama

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Filipino veterans who were denied compensation by the United States for services rendered during the Second World War are pinning their hopes on President Barack Obama’s assurance that their concern remains a priority for the White House. The Philippine Embassy, at the same time, welcomed the recent release of a declassified US Army […]

05.12.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
PACMAN and his Filipino Personal Trainor, Boboy Fernandez reveals the essence of a true Filipino spirit

PACMAN and his Filipino Personal Trainor, Boboy Fernandez reveals the essence of a true Filipino spirit

December is here and the yuletide season is in full swing.  Presents will just have to wait for people grow more excited in anticipation of the longstanding match between a true blooded Filipino World Boxing Champion and Mexican professional boxer Juan Manuel Marquez on Dec 8 2012. M Lhuillier Philippines will live thru anything after […]

05.12.2012 · Filled under: Services ·
Should a woman pop the question?

Should a woman pop the question?

(Relaxnews) – While it seems like young couples are bucking traditional values, a new study finds that men and women prefer wedding proposals the old-fashioned way, with the men popping the question. Researchers from the University of California, Santa Cruz, a liberal-leaning institution, asked about 300 undergrads, all heterosexual, about their thoughts on whether or […]

05.12.2012 · Filled under: Offbeat ·
Ely Buendia ventures into acting, filmmaking

Ely Buendia ventures into acting, filmmaking

MANILA, Dec 4 (Mabuhay) — What started as an idea for a music video for Pupil’s “Pusakal” has snowballed to become the first feature film venture of the band’s frontman Ely Buendia. The initial concept for “Pusakal” was inspired by Pupil’s popular “20/20″ music video, which was shot along EDSA, Buendia said during a press […]

05.12.2012 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
A Night to Remember at Pechanga Resort & Casino

A Night to Remember at Pechanga Resort & Casino

On November 16, 2012, at 8 p.m., Pechanga Resort & Casino hosted three of the Philippines most talented and prolific entertainment personalities. The performance featured Richard Gomez, Rico J. Puno and Patricia Javier. Pechanga Resort & Casino in conjunction with Balita Media, Inc. held a raffle contest, which sent three pairs of fans to the […]

05.12.2012 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
Britain’s Kate and Prince William expecting a baby

Britain’s Kate and Prince William expecting a baby

By Danny Kemp LONDON, Dec 04, 2012 (AFP) – Prince William’s wife Catherine on Monday spent the night in hospital where she is being treated for acute morning sickness following the announcement that the couple are expecting their first child. The family revealed the news earlier Monday, ending fevered speculation about a baby destined to […]

05.12.2012 · Filled under: World News ·
Apl.de.Ap., Lhuillier, Spoelstra to get Presidential Awards

Apl.de.Ap., Lhuillier, Spoelstra to get Presidential Awards

MANILA, Dec 3 (Mabuhay) -– Filipino-American hip hop icon Apl.de.Ap, fashion designer Monique Lhuillier and Miami Heat coach Eric Spoelstra are among the 29 overseas Filipinos and organizations who will receive Presidential Awards in ceremonies to be held in Malacanang on Wednesday. Allan Pineda of the Black Eyed Peas, Lhuillier, the bridal couturier and fashion […]

05.12.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Pablo smashes into Mindanao

Pablo smashes into Mindanao

By Jason Gutierrez MANILA, Dec 4, 2012 (AFP) – Typhoon Bopha smashed into the southern Philippines Tuesday, uprooting trees and bringing drenching rains as more than 40,000 people crammed into shelters to escape the storm’s onslaught. Bopha – packing gusts of up to 210 kilometers (130 miles) an hour – made landfall on Mindanao’s east coast at […]

05.12.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Twitter index: One Direction plays MSG, Ashton Kutcher stars as Steve Jobs

Twitter index: One Direction plays MSG, Ashton Kutcher stars as Steve Jobs

(AFP/Relaxnews) – On Tuesday, December 4, Twitter fans of the British-Irish boyband One Direction are buzzing about the boys’ gig at Madison Square Garden and Ashton Kutcher’s latest role as Steve Jobs. The global superstars of One Direction took to the stage at Madison Square Garden on Monday for their first ever gig at the […]

04.12.2012 · Filled under: International Stars, Videos ·
Travolta, Newton-John team up again after 30 years

Travolta, Newton-John team up again after 30 years

(SYDNEY-AFP) – John Travolta and his “Grease” on-screen love Olivia Newton-John have recorded together for the first time in 30 years, making a Christmas album honouring the US star’s late son Jett. Speaking to Australia’s Fairfax Media via telephone on Tuesday, the pair said they had remained close friends since their roles as Danny and […]

04.12.2012 · Filled under: Christmas, International Stars, Music ·
‘Saveur’ magazine teams up with YouTube food channel for new show

‘Saveur’ magazine teams up with YouTube food channel for new show

(Relaxnews) – YouTube food channel Hungry has teamed up with Saveur magazine to create a new web series in which chefs are challenged to cooking throwdowns, duking it out in battles over macaroni and cheese and Christmas Yule log. Dueling Dishes premiered over the weekend on what could easily be described as the online version of the Food […]

04.12.2012 · Filled under: Food Videos ·
Extra sleep may help reduce pain

Extra sleep may help reduce pain

(Relaxnews) – If you suffer from chronic pain — such as headaches or backaches — a small new study finds that getting extra sleep every night could help give you some relief. “If you are already sleeping eight hours a night, you probably don’t need more sleep,” researcher Dr. Thomas Roth, director of the Sleep […]

04.12.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
NYC marathon runners still in the dark about next year’s plan

NYC marathon runners still in the dark about next year’s plan

(Relaxnews) – Organizers are still struggling with how to resolve registrants’ entry fees for the canceled 2012 New York City Marathon. Last month, New York Road Runners’ CEO Mary Wittenberg announced that runners registered for the 2012 race will be automatically entered into the 2013 race or March’s NYC Half. Yet, still no details have […]

04.12.2012 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
IN FORECLOSURE? CONSIDER A CHAPTER 13,  OWE TAXES, CONSIDER A CHAPTER 7.

IN FORECLOSURE? CONSIDER A CHAPTER 13, OWE TAXES, CONSIDER A CHAPTER 7.

Chapter 13 of the U.S. Bankruptcy code, can be the last, and sometimes only chance to save your home. But when is Chapter 13 the right choice?  First, some basic facts about what a Chapter 13 can and cannot do.  In most cases, a Chapter 13 won’t change the regular monthly payment you are required […]

04.12.2012 · Filled under: Legal Matters ·
Death Toll in Louisiana Oil Platform Fire Climbs to 3 as Envoy Rejects Insinuations Filipinos Responsible for Accident

Death Toll in Louisiana Oil Platform Fire Climbs to 3 as Envoy Rejects Insinuations Filipinos Responsible for Accident

NEW ORLEANS—The death toll in the November 16 explosion and fire that hit an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico has climbed to three after authorities positively identified the body recovered on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) as that of a missing Filipino worker. The recovery and identification of the remains of Jerome Malagapo came […]

04.12.2012 · Filled under: Local News, Photos ·
PH Seeks Increased Trade with Virginia

PH Seeks Increased Trade with Virginia

VIRGINIA BEACH—The Philippines is urging officials of the Commonwealth of Virginia to send business delegations to Manila and explore trade and investment opportunities in what is touted to be Asia’s new tiger economy. Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia Jr. made the pitch during his meeting with Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade Jim Cheng, State Delegate […]

04.12.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·