Old rites for New Year

Old rites for New Year

One of the world’s oldest shared traditions, New Year’s celebrations take many forms, but most cultures have one thing in common — letting one’s hair down after a long, hard year. For much of the globe this involves sipping bubbly with friends until the sun comes up, seeing out the old year with bonfires and […]

01.01.2013 · Filled under: World News ·
Top health and nutrition events in 2013

Top health and nutrition events in 2013

(Relaxnews) – Coming up in 2013, mobile health technologies remain a hot topic at CES and GSMA Mobile World Congress, while Health 2.0 expands to India and the Middle East. Also Arab Health Expo expects its largest crowd ever in Dubai, while natural and organic products draw in thousands of visitors at mega-shows BioFach and […]

01.01.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Bangkok airport, mall edge out Disneyland as most Instagrammed places of 2012

Bangkok airport, mall edge out Disneyland as most Instagrammed places of 2012

(Relaxnews) – Instagram, the popular photo-sharing app, has released a list of the most photographed places in the world via the app in 2012, with Suvarnabhumi Airport topping the chart. According to Instagram’s blog, over 100,000 photos were taken via Instagram at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand, over the last year, making it a surprise […]

01.01.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Science & Technology ·
IN FORECLOSURE? THEN CONSIDER A CHAPTER 13!

IN FORECLOSURE? THEN CONSIDER A CHAPTER 13!

Chapter 13 can be a last, and sometimes the 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 to make on your […]

01.01.2013 · Filled under: Legal Matters ·
Hangover remedies: what works?

Hangover remedies: what works?

(Relaxnews) – While you may not be hanging from the chandelier, a season of holiday parties makes it easy to overindulge. But here are a few dos and don’ts to help tame the hangover beast. A tried and true method is coffee and over-the-counter painkillers to dull a hangover, and research proves it works. A study published […]

27.12.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
World Snowboard Day kicks off December 30

World Snowboard Day kicks off December 30

(Relaxnews) – On December 30, snowboarders around the globe will carve up the slopes to celebrate their sport on World Snowboard Day, now in its seventh edition. Last year nearly 170 events in 37 countries took part, with an estimated 25,000 participants joining in the fun. This year, 47 events are scheduled so far in […]

27.12.2012 · Filled under: Happenings, Sports & Recreation ·
Thinner, lighter iPad launching March 2013?

Thinner, lighter iPad launching March 2013?

(Relaxnews) – According to rumors Apple is preparing to launch a new iPad in March 2013.  The rumors, which stem from Japanese tech blog Macotakara, and were then reported on Mashable, cite an “inside source.” According to this alleged source the new iPad will be not that far off from an iPad Mini, being thinner and lighter […]

27.12.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·
World’s longest bullet train service launched in China

World’s longest bullet train service launched in China

(BEIJING-AFP) – China launched services Wednesday on the world’s longest high-speed rail route, the latest milestone in the country’s rapid and — sometimes troubled — super-fast rail network. The opening of the 2,298-kilometre (1,425-mile) line between Beijing and Guangzhou means passengers will be whisked from the capital to the southern commercial hub in just eight […]

27.12.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Zac Efron joins Paul Giamatti in the cast of JFK drama

Zac Efron joins Paul Giamatti in the cast of JFK drama

(Relaxnews) – “Paperboy” actor Zac Efron has been cast to play a doctor in “Parkland,” a multiple point-of-view movie about the tumult surrounding John F. Kennedy’s assassination on November 22, 1963, announced Exclusive Media. Alongside Billy Bob Thornton (“Faster”), Jacki Weaver (“Animal Kingdom”) and Paul Giamatti (“Rock Forever”), Marcia Gay Harden (“Into the Wild”) also […]

26.12.2012 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·
Jericho, Kristine receive reunion offer in Malaysia

Jericho, Kristine receive reunion offer in Malaysia

JERICHO Rosales confirmed that he and his then on-screen partner, Kristine Hermosa, are being offered to reunite in one Malaysian production. “There’s an offer but not in the Philippines and we’re looking at it pa. Hindi ko pa masabi,” he said. The former love team became popular in Malaysia through the hit ABS-CBN production “Pangako Sa’yo.” Reports say […]

26.12.2012 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
Balita Media announces the winners of the “Free Trip for 2 to the Philippines” raffle contest

Balita Media announces the winners of the “Free Trip for 2 to the Philippines” raffle contest

On December 20th, Balita Media Inc. held its annual raffle contest on LA-18’s Kababayan LA, hosted by Janelle So with guest, Joy Marino from Balita Media. The raffle contest gave away ten consolation prizes and a grand prize, which includes two round-trip tickets to the Philippines courtesy of Balita Media and Philippine Airlines and a […]

26.12.2012 · Filled under: Contests ·
Vilma excited with Nora team-up

Vilma excited with Nora team-up

Vilma Santos has expressed excitement over a planned big screen project starring her and her erstwhile rival, Nora Aunor. The province’s governor said she is open to doing the planned film, but with certain conditions. “Sana po someday, sana, sinong may ayaw? Gusto ko rin,” Santos said. “Sabi ko nga, importante lang ‘yung good script, at the same […]

20.12.2012 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
US woman crowned Miss Universe 2012

US woman crowned Miss Universe 2012

(LAS VEGAS, Nevada-AFP) – American Olivia Culpo was crowned Miss Universe 2012 late Wednesday, beating out beauties from around the world to claim the coveted title. The title of first runner-up went to the contestant from the Philippines, Janine Tugonon. Last year’s winner Leila Lopes of Angola, crowned jubilant Culpo, 20 years old, to succeed […]

20.12.2012 · Filled under: World News ·
Google+ trends: Miss Universe 2012 crowned

Google+ trends: Miss Universe 2012 crowned

(Relaxnews) – On Thursday, December 20, the crowning of Miss Universe 2012 is causing a buzz on Google+. The title of this year’s Miss Universe went to 20-year-old beauty queen Olivia Culpo from Rhode Island, beating 89 other contestants from around the world. Twenty-three-year-old Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon came in second place, followed by Miss […]

20.12.2012 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
PNoy warns corrupt, erring cops

PNoy warns corrupt, erring cops

MANILA, Dec 18 (Mabuhay) — President Aquino issued a stern warning to policemen involved in corruption and illegal activities, saying jail time awaits delinquent cops. He issued the warning during the change of command ceremony at the Philippine National Police (PNP) headquarters. Aquino said that despite reforms, there are still men in uniform who bring […]

19.12.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Remittances hit new peak in October

Remittances hit new peak in October

MANILA, Dec 17 (Mabuhay) – The Philippine central bank released on Monday data on October remittances from Filipinos overseas with cash remittances in the 10 months to October reaching $17.5 billion, up 5.8 percent from last year’s $16.5 billion. Total personal remittances, which represent the sum of net compensation, household-to-household transfers in cash and kind, […]

19.12.2012 · Filled under: Money & Business, Philippine News ·
PHL, US military chiefs ink new terms of partnership

PHL, US military chiefs ink new terms of partnership

MANILA, Dec 14 (Mabuhay) – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and its US counterpart signed new terms of reference to further strengthen the defense and security cooperation of both countries’ armed forces. The signing of the new terms of partnership was held Thursday during the final leg of the PH-US Mutual Defense Board/Security Engagement […]

19.12.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PH CONSULATE HOLIDAY NOTICE – JANUARY 2013

PH CONSULATE HOLIDAY NOTICE – JANUARY 2013

Los Angeles, 20 November 2012 – The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles will be closed on the following holidays: Date (Day) Holiday 1 January 2013 (Tuesday) New Year’s Day 21 January 2013 (Monday) Martin Luther King Day Regular consular services will resume on the next business day: 2 January 2013 and 22 January 2013, […]

19.12.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Holiday Wine Traditions and Recipes

Holiday Wine Traditions and Recipes

Basic Gravy Cabernet Gravy (Family Features) The holidays are the quintessential time to both enjoy and share wine. In fact, the right wine adds elegance to any holiday occasion and plays an important role as a gift, an entertaining staple, and a key recipe ingredient for celebration dishes throughout the season. “For my grandfather, my […]

18.12.2012 · Filled under: Christmas, Free Recipes ·
‘Pablo’ death toll rises further to 1043, damage now at P24B

‘Pablo’ death toll rises further to 1043, damage now at P24B

MANILA, Dec 17 (Mabuhay) – After breaching the 1,000 mark, the death toll from tropical cyclone Pablo continued to go up, reaching 1,043 on Monday, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said. In its 8 a.m. update, the NDRRMC said that of the 23 additional fatalities, 22 were from Monkayo and one was […]

18.12.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·