Crooner Andy Williams, of ‘Moon River’ fame, dies

Crooner Andy Williams, of ‘Moon River’ fame, dies

(CHICAGO-AFP) – American crooner Andy Williams, whose string of hits like “Moon River” and annual Christmas TV shows made him a national treasure, has died aged 84 after losing his battle with cancer. Wildly popular in the 1960′s, with 18 gold and three platinum records to his name, the clean-cut master of easy listening and […]

26.09.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Chinese guests prefer Hyatt and Marriott hotels while Japanese favor Ritz-Carlton

Chinese guests prefer Hyatt and Marriott hotels while Japanese favor Ritz-Carlton

(Relaxnews) – Wealthy Chinese travelers prefer to stay at the Hyatt and Marriott chains of hotels, reported hospitality news website 4hoteliers Monday. This was one of the findings of the new Luxury Brand Status Index (LBSI) survey carried out by New York-based wealth research firm Luxury Institute, which asked affluent Chinese and Japanese travelers to […]

26.09.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
PHL gives cold storage project P259-M tax break

PHL gives cold storage project P259-M tax break

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – For helping promote higher productivity in the agriculture sector, Occidental Mindoro-based Weal Builders Inc. is getting up to P259 million in tax incentives from government. Weal Builders is putting up a cold storage facility for onions and other farm produce, which is expected to start commercial operations in March 2013. “The project […]

26.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Deputy Ombudsman linked to hostage crisis to be reinstated

Deputy Ombudsman linked to hostage crisis to be reinstated

MANILA, Sept 25 (Mabuhay) – The Supreme Court has ordered the reinstatement of a high-ranking official of the Office of the Ombudsman linked to bribery charges leading to the bus hostage crisis on August 23, 2010. In a decision penned by Associate Justice Estelita-Perlas Bernabe, the full court ordered the reinstatement of Deputy Ombudsman Emilio […]

26.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Manila’s ‘secret marshals’ to fight holdup men

Manila’s ‘secret marshals’ to fight holdup men

MANILA, Sept 21, 2012 (AFP) – Plain clothes “secret marshals” have been deployed on public transport in Manila with orders to shoot down armed robbers in a crackdown against violent crime, the city’s newly appointed police chief said Friday. In a message to armed criminals who victimise bus and public transport users, Chief Superintendent Leonardo […]

26.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Shaina denies dating Diether Ocampo

Shaina denies dating Diether Ocampo

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Has actress Shaina Magdayao moved on from her failed romance with John Lloyd Cruz by dating actor Diether Ocampo? Magdayao put the rumors to rest by saying that she only sees Ocampo as an older brother. “Ano ba? Kuya ko si Diet. Under kami sa isang handler so he’s my older brother,” […]

26.09.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
China to have more skyscrapers than the US in five years

China to have more skyscrapers than the US in five years

(Relaxnews) – China will surpass the US as the country with the most number of skyscrapers in five years’ time, according to a report in the Shanghai Daily Monday. By 2017, China will have 802 skyscraper structures compared to 539 in the US, according to a recent ‘Supercity’ research report by China-based MotianCity, which conducts research on […]

26.09.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Anne Hathaway could join Spielberg’s ‘Robopocalypse’

Anne Hathaway could join Spielberg’s ‘Robopocalypse’

(Relaxnews) – Anne Hathaway joins Chris Hemsworth among the actors in line for Steven Spielberg’s upcoming blockbuster Robopocalypse, according to The Hollywood Reporter. After The Dark Knight Rises, Anne Hathaway is currently negotiating the lead female role in the movie, while Australian actor Chris Hemsworth (Thor) is in talks for the male lead. It will be Spielberg’s first […]

26.09.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Shamcey to get married next year

Shamcey to get married next year

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Miss Universe 2011 third runner-up Shamcey Supsup might tie the knot with her boyfriend, businessman Lloyd Lee, next year. Lee said they are likely to get married in 2013. “Next year siguro,” he said. Supsup was quick to clarify, however, that she and Lee are not yet engaged. She added that the […]

25.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
OLIVER TOLENTINO GOWNS FEATURED AT THE EMMYS,  EXTRA VIEWERS CHOOSE PIÑA GOWN FOR MARIA MENOUNOS

OLIVER TOLENTINO GOWNS FEATURED AT THE EMMYS, EXTRA VIEWERS CHOOSE PIÑA GOWN FOR MARIA MENOUNOS

Fast rising Hollywood designer Oliver Tolentino dressed TV celebrities last weekend for the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.  The designer had 2 gowns on the red carpet and 1 cocktail dress worn to a pre-party a few days before. MELISSA RAUCH, actress in The Big Bang Theory, which was nominated in the “Best Comedy Series” […]

25.09.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Sharon defends Sotto vs plagiarism accusations

Sharon defends Sotto vs plagiarism accusations

MANILA, Sept 24 (Mabuhay) -– Megastar Sharon Cuneta came to the defense of her uncle, Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III, who has been accused of plagiarism. Cuneta said Sotto was “coming from a very personal place” when he delivered his turno en contra speech on the Reproductive Health bill. “Ang sabi niya, nagandahan siya sa […]

25.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Rubber industry aims to double production by 2016

Rubber industry aims to double production by 2016

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Government agencies, finance institutions and industry stakeholders have set goals, including doubling production in the near future, as part of their roadmap for the rubber industry. Saying that they “envision the Philippines as one of the major natural rubber-producing countries in Asia,” Trade and Industry Undersecretary Merly Cruz outlined some of their […]

25.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Society of Seven featuring Jasmine Trias & Joey Albert dazzle at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts on Sat., Sept. 29

Society of Seven featuring Jasmine Trias & Joey Albert dazzle at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts on Sat., Sept. 29

CERRITOS, CA – The Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts welcomes variety troupe Society of Seven, American Idol singer Jasmine Trias, and award-winning vocalist Joey Albert on Saturday, September 29, 8:00 PM. Tickets, which range from $70-$40, are available at the CCPA Ticket Office, at www.cerritoscenter.com, or by calling (562) 467-8818. Named one of the […]

25.09.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·
PHL boosting foreign trade service

PHL boosting foreign trade service

MANILA, Sept 21 (Mabuhay) – The Department of Trade and Industry said Friday it is hiring more foreign trade service officers to boost trade and investment campaigns overseas. “We will be hiring more FTSOs as we move to further intensify our trade and investment promotion activities abroad and advance Philippine trade policy negotiations with our […]

24.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Guingona to challenge cybercrime law

Guingona to challenge cybercrime law

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The only senator who voted against the anti-cybercrime law when the Senate passed it early this year vowed to challenge the measure, which was recently signed into law. Sen. Teofisto Guingona III said on Friday he is studying different avenues to repeal portions of the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2010 that he […]

24.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
US space shuttle lands in LA after final flight

US space shuttle lands in LA after final flight

By Michael Thurston LOS ANGELES, Sept 21, 2012 (AFP) – The US space shuttle Endeavour took its final flight Friday, making a spectacular series of flypasts over California before landing in Los Angeles where it will retire near its birthplace. Riding piggyback on a specially fitted Boeing 747, the shuttle flew over San Francisco’s Golden […]

24.09.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Filipino Muslims picket US embassy over film

Filipino Muslims picket US embassy over film

MANILA, Sept 24, 2012 (AFP) – Hundreds of Muslims in the Philippines protested before the US embassy on Monday, calling for a ban on an inflammatory anti-Islam film that has sparked deadly riots in other countries. About 300 protesters waved placards saying: “Freedom of religion prevails over freedom of expression” and” “No to US double […]

24.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
SWS: Slightly fewer Pinoy families consider themselves as ‘poor’

SWS: Slightly fewer Pinoy families consider themselves as ‘poor’

MANILA, Sept 24 (Mabuhay) – A slightly lower number of Filipino families – about 9.5 million families –considered themselves as “poor,” the latest survey of pollster Social Weather Stations (SWS) said. The results of SWS’ third-quarter poll made exclusive to BusinessWorld. The survey, conducted from August 24 to 27, found that 47% of 1,200 respondents […]

24.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PHL airs Marcos martial law speech

PHL airs Marcos martial law speech

MANILA, Sept 23, 2012 (AFP) – The Philippines for the first time in 40 years aired on Sunday the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos’ full television broadcast declaring martial law that led to two decades of brutal rule. Showing the speech in full will ensure the public will “never forget” the atrocities during Marcos’s rule, which […]

24.09.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
MANGATAREM OVERSEAS RESIDENTS GALA NIGHT SET OCT. 27

MANGATAREM OVERSEAS RESIDENTS GALA NIGHT SET OCT. 27

The Assn. of Mangatarem Overseas Residents (AMOR) of Southern California will hold its Gala Night coinciding with its 29th anniversary celebration, Induction Ball, Coronation of Miss AMOR of Southern California and Grand Reunion on Oct. 27, 2012, 6:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-La Mirada on 14299 Firestone Blvd., La Mirada, CA. This was announced by […]

24.09.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·