Saoirse Ronan among trio of candidates for Cinderella role

Saoirse Ronan among trio of candidates for Cinderella role

(Relaxnews) – Saoirse Ronan, Gabriella Wilde and Alicia Vikander are currently in the running for the role of Cinderella in a new Disney adaptation of the fairy tale directed by Mark Romanek (Never Let Me Go), reveals Variety. The three actresses will soon get to meet the director for preliminary tests. Eighteen-year-old Irish actress Saoirse Ronan is […]

04.12.2012 · Filled under: International Stars ·
2 Filipino Burn Victims Now Out of Critical List

2 Filipino Burn Victims Now Out of Critical List

BATON ROUGE—Eva Dominguez knew her husband Renato, one of three Filipino offshore oil workers seriously burned in the November 16 Gulf of Mexico fire, has made it out of the critical list when the 52-year-old pipefitter asked her for a kiss the other day. “When Rey gestured that he wanted a kiss, I knew the […]

03.12.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Dateline Thailand: Where Mother Earth goes for a vacation

Dateline Thailand: Where Mother Earth goes for a vacation

by: Rhony Laigo (Note: When I was invited by the Tourism Authority of Thailand or TAT to visit their country, I never hesitated and immediately said yes, “bypassing” even my publisher who should know first if I can even leave my day-to-day work at the office and get her permission. Who would say no to visiting […]

03.12.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Music agenda: Ke$ha drops ‘Warrior,’ Grammy nominations announced

Music agenda: Ke$ha drops ‘Warrior,’ Grammy nominations announced

(Relaxnews) – Over the coming weeks Ke$ha drops her highly anticipated second studio album Warrior, the Grammy nominations will be revealed and the Stones take to the stage in a short series of US dates. Ke$ha: ‘Warrior’  December 4 International Spikey pop princess Ke$ha drops her second studio album titled Warrior this December. The lead single off the […]

03.12.2012 · Filled under: Music, Videos ·
COLINA SALON’S CHRISTMAS BONUS!

COLINA SALON’S CHRISTMAS BONUS!

03.12.2012 · Filled under: Discounts ·
JESSE M. ROBREDO MEMORIAL BOOK

JESSE M. ROBREDO MEMORIAL BOOK

Los Angeles, 28 November 2012 – The Jesse M. Robredo Memorial Book, an e-publication by the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office to honor the late Secretary of the Interior and Local Government and beloved Mayor of Naga City, is now available for viewing through this URL:http://pcdspo.gov.ph/pub/201211nov-jesse-robredo-memorial-book.php.   It may also be accessed for downloading in […]

03.12.2012 · Filled under: Books ·
“SMILES FOR THE WORLD”: A FILIPINO ESSAY CONTEST ON CALIDAD HUMANA

“SMILES FOR THE WORLD”: A FILIPINO ESSAY CONTEST ON CALIDAD HUMANA

Los Angeles, 28 November 2012 – The national photography essay competition dubbed as “Smiles for the World”, has been jointly organized by the Embassies of Chile and Brazil in the Philippines, together with the Cultural Center of the Philippines, University of Santo Tomas, University of Asia & the Pacific, University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University, […]

03.12.2012 · Filled under: Contests ·
2012 Paskong Pinoy Christmas Concert

2012 Paskong Pinoy Christmas Concert

The Filipino American community is reminded that the 2012 Paskong Pinoy Christmas Concert will be held this Sunday, December 2, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Pryzbyla Center of the Catholic University of America (620 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, DC 20064). A line-up of the talented choirs and artists are slated to render […]

01.12.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Time Warner Cable announces new Triple Play Packages with global calling – allowing customers to call around the world for 1¢ per minute

Time Warner Cable announces new Triple Play Packages with global calling – allowing customers to call around the world for 1¢ per minute

Los Angeles, CA – November 20, 2012 – Time Warner Cable today announced the launch of its first ever Triple Play Package with the Global Penny Phone Plan that features calling to land-line phones in over 40 countries worldwide for as little as one penny per minute and competitive rates to other parts of the […]

29.11.2012 · Filled under: Discounts, Services ·
Cate Blanchett in talks to be Cinderella’s stepmother on the big screen

Cate Blanchett in talks to be Cinderella’s stepmother on the big screen

(Relaxnews) – Disney has chosen Australian actress Cate Blanchett to star in a modernized version of the famous fairy tale Cinderella, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The movie will be directed by Mark Romanek, a music video director who has built a solid reputation with movies like Photo Obsession (2002) and Never Let Me Go (2010). The modern take on Cinderella will […]

29.11.2012 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Japan mobile phone will monitor skin condition

Japan mobile phone will monitor skin condition

(TOKYO-AFP) – A mobile phone that monitors the user’s skin condition, checking for blemishes and colour, was unveiled in beauty-conscious Japan on Thursday. The “Hada Memori” (skin memory) programme allows women to keep tabs on their complexion and track changes over time by storing records in the cloud. Users can also share their data through […]

29.11.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Science & Technology ·
Aquino orders probe on LP’s Ampatuan bets

Aquino orders probe on LP’s Ampatuan bets

MANILA, Nov 26 (Mabuhay) – President Aquino has ordered top Liberal Party (LP) leaders to investigate reports that some Ampatuan clan members are running for office under the LP. Budget Secretary Butch Abad said he, Transport Secretary Jun Abaya and Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas received the orders from the President. The budget […]

28.11.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Aquino ignores call to quit smoking

Aquino ignores call to quit smoking

MANILA (AFP) – Philippine President Benigno Aquino will not quit smoking despite the country’s top medical body publicly appealing for him to lead by example and kick the habit, his spokesman said Saturday. The Philippine Medical Association called on Aquino to give up after noticing his frequent coughing, spokesman Edwin Lacierda told government radio. But […]

28.11.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Director Celso Ad Castillo dies

Director Celso Ad Castillo dies

Acclaimed director, screenwriter and actor Celso Ad Castillo, whose sex-themed works and period pieces have earned him the tag “enfant terrible” of Philippine cinema, died of a heart attack at his home in Siniloan, Laguna. He was 69. Castillo’s brother John said the director of the films “Burlesk Queen” and “Patayin sa Sindak si Barbara,” […]

28.11.2012 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
John Lloyd Cruz, Angelica Panganiban go soul searching in ‘24/7 In Love’

John Lloyd Cruz, Angelica Panganiban go soul searching in ‘24/7 In Love’

Love is the fruit of hard labor and is at the heart of a very special episode in Star Cinema’s offering in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Star Magic, 24/7 In Love. Revenge is what Verna (Angelica Panganiban) wanted upon learning about the infidelity of her husband. With hopes of restoring herself, she goes to Vietnam […]

28.11.2012 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
BONIFACIO DAY CELEBRATION AND BOOK-LAUNCHING OF FAITH AND STRUGGLE ON SMOKEY MOUNTAIN

BONIFACIO DAY CELEBRATION AND BOOK-LAUNCHING OF FAITH AND STRUGGLE ON SMOKEY MOUNTAIN

Los Angeles, 27 November 2012 – The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles, in cooperation with the Philippine Heritage Institute International (PHII) and the Philippine Expressions Bookshop (PEB), hosted a reception on 26 November 2012 at the Rizal Hall of the Consulate General to commemorate the 149th Birth Anniversary of Andres Bonifacio and the book launching of Faith and Struggle on […]

27.11.2012 · Filled under: Books ·
Malacanang welcomes reports ranking the Philippines 87th among 141 countries in Forbes ‘Best Countries for Business List’

Malacanang welcomes reports ranking the Philippines 87th among 141 countries in Forbes ‘Best Countries for Business List’

  The Aquino government welcomed reports that the Philippines placed 87th among 141 countries in the Forbes’ Best Countries for Business List, ahead of China and India, a Palace official said on Tuesday. Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail said during the regular press briefing in Malacanang on Tuesday that the Forbes listing is a positive indicator […]

27.11.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
China conducts first landing on aircraft carrier

China conducts first landing on aircraft carrier

By Robert Saiget BEIJING, Nov 25, 2012 (AFP) – China has conducted the first landing of a fighter jet on its new aircraft carrier in a move that extends Beijing’s ability to project its growing military might in territorial disputes. The Chinese-made J-15 made the successful landing on the Liaoning, a former Soviet carrier, during […]

26.11.2012 · Filled under: Asian News ·
Police arrest another Maguindanao massacre suspect

Police arrest another Maguindanao massacre suspect

MANILA, Nov 25, 2012 (AFP) – Philippine police said Sunday they had arrested a former employee of a powerful clan blamed for the murders of 58 people in 2009, the country’s worst political massacre. Bong Andal did not resist when he was detained in the southern town of Midsayap Saturday, making him the 106th suspect […]

26.11.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
US diplomat’s husband murdered in PHL

US diplomat’s husband murdered in PHL

MANILA, Nov 26, 2012 (AFP) – Philippine police said they had charged four men Monday over the stabbing death of a US diplomat’s husband during a brawl just outside an exclusive compound in the nation’s capital. The father of three was walking into the compound early on Saturday morning when he saw security guards at […]

26.11.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·