Death toll from PHL floods rises to 51

Death toll from PHL floods rises to 51

MANILA, Aug 6, 2012 (AFP) – The death toll from over a week of floods in the Philippines rose to 51 as rain continued to pour, causing dams to overflow and forcing more people to flee their homes, officials said Monday. The number of deaths, previously at 45, rose as more bodies of missing people […]

08.08.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Arroyo faces trial over NBN-ZTE deal

Arroyo faces trial over NBN-ZTE deal

MANILA, Aug 6 (Mabuhay) – Former President and now Pampanga 2nd District congresswoman Gloria Macapagal Arroyo will face trial on October 1 for approving the $329-million national broadband network (NBN) deal with China’s ZTE Corp. The Office of the Ombudsman sued Mrs. Arroyo for violating the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act, saying that the NBN […]

08.08.2012 · Filled under: News ·
PHL lawmakers to speed birth control vote

PHL lawmakers to speed birth control vote

Manila, Aug 6, 2012 (AFP) – Philippine legislators said Monday they were set to terminate heated debates on a controversial birth control law after President Benigno Aquino III urged its speedy passage. Congressman Edcel Lagman, the main proponent of the bill, said Aquino met with leaders of the House of Representatives and expressed his desire […]

08.08.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Watch: the ‘barefoot professor’ on how to run

Watch: the ‘barefoot professor’ on how to run

(Relaxnews) – If you’ve jumpstarted your running program this summer, Harvard biology professor Daniel Lieberman shares his basic guidelines on achieving good form and remaining injury-free in a new video posted on YouTube this week. Lieberman, dubbed the “barefoot professor,” is a famous face to barefoot running afficionados, and he studies all things barefoot running […]

08.08.2012 · Filled under: Videos ·
Dinner of champions: Beef in Newcastle brown ale and pan haggerty

Dinner of champions: Beef in Newcastle brown ale and pan haggerty

(Relaxnews) – With London being the epicenter of the universe at the moment and all things Britannia given the international spotlight, Relaxnews will be bringing readers classic British recipes over the course of the Olympics. For a British-themed family dinner night, try braising a beef brisket in Newcastle brown ale with onions, carrots, garlic and […]

08.08.2012 · Filled under: Free Recipes, Kitchenomics ·
Valentino set for major haute couture expo

Valentino set for major haute couture expo

(Relaxnews) – A new exhibition focusing on Valentino’s haute couture designs will open at London’s Somerset House this November, it was announced last week, with famous creations including the vintage gown worn by Julia Roberts as she accepted her 2001 Oscar to appear in the collection. Over 130 gowns spanning the Italian creator’s career will […]

08.08.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Lifestyle ·
Chemotherapy can backfire and boost cancer growth: study

Chemotherapy can backfire and boost cancer growth: study

(PARIS-AFP) – Cancer-busting chemotherapy can cause damage to healthy cells which triggers them to secrete a protein that sustains tumour growth and resistance to further treatment, a study said Sunday. Researchers in the United States made the “completely unexpected” finding while seeking to explain why cancer cells are so resilient inside the human body when […]

08.08.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Lifestyle ·
London tourism rates plunge during Olympics

London tourism rates plunge during Olympics

(LONDON-AFP) – The London 2012 Olympics appears to be deterring tourists from the capital’s centre after warnings of travel chaos and overpriced hotel rooms, according to key industry figures. Many businesses complain they are being sidelined as tourists make a beeline for the Olympic Games and avoid the capital’s other attractions and shopping destinations, while […]

08.08.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, Lifestyle, Money & Business ·
The smartphone wallet revolution: is your smartphone ready to become your wallet?

The smartphone wallet revolution: is your smartphone ready to become your wallet?

(Relaxnews) – The smartphone wallet revolution is coming — some would say it is already here — but is it time to start leaving your wallet at home and using your smartphone to pay? That all depends on where you live and how comfortable you are with letting your smartphone take the place of your […]

08.08.2012 · Filled under: Apps, News, Science & Technology ·
Candid Marilyn Monroe photos go public in Poland

Candid Marilyn Monroe photos go public in Poland

(Warsaw-AFP) – As fans worldwide mark 50 years since her untimely death, a collection of rare Marilyn Monroe photographs immortalising the American blonde bombshell went on display in Warsaw Monday. Poland’s State Treasury obtained the candid shots of Monroe by a friend. Milton Green, in a collection of nearly 4,000 photographs it received as part […]

08.08.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Billionaire to build real-life Jurassic Park area: rumor

Billionaire to build real-life Jurassic Park area: rumor

(Relaxnews) – According to the Sunshine Coast Daily in Queensland, Australia, there are rumors that Clive Palmer, the controversial mining billionaire who wants to build a duplicate version of the Titanic, is now looking for a way “to clone a dinosaur from DNA” as part of the park-style area at his new resort in Coolum. Reports suggest […]

08.08.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Images of the week: Lahore, Granada, Cali

Images of the week: Lahore, Granada, Cali

10 photos ©AFP PHOTO/VANDERLEI ALMEIDA Rio de Janeiro View of a sand sculpture in Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, on July 25, 2012. An unusual 32° C (89.6° F) winter temperature is hitting the city which, according to experts, is due to a warm Amazon mass that prevents the cold front from the south […]

08.08.2012 · Filled under: Photos ·
$1 milyong jackpot ngayong linggo!

$1 milyong jackpot ngayong linggo!

Ang Pechanga Resort and Casino ay may papremyo na may halagang $1 milyon ngayong linggo, Agosto 12, mula sa “Luck of the Draw” na tuloy-tuloy hanggang Agosto 19.  Ang jackpot sa Agosto 19 ay $5 milyon! Kung ang jackpot ngayong linggo na $1 milyon ay mapanalunan man o hindi,  siguradong ilalabas pa rin ng Pechanga ang […]

07.08.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Local News, Promotions ·
Your ultimate guide to US-Philippines Expo 2012

Your ultimate guide to US-Philippines Expo 2012

Bigger and better than ever, the US-Philippines Expo returns to Fairplex Pomona on August 4-5, 2012.  This event is first and foremost a trade and consumer show for Filipinos.  It is a vast gathering of the companies and organizations that cater to and support the Filipino community and a celebration of Filipino food, culture, talent […]

03.08.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Aquino leads commemoration of 3rd death anniversary of Cory

Aquino leads commemoration of 3rd death anniversary of Cory

MANILA, Aug 1 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III led the Aquino and Cojuangco clans in commemorating the third death anniversary of his late mother and former President Corazon Cojuangco Aquino who is buried, together with husband and former Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino, Jr. at the Manila Memorial Park in Parañaque on Wednesday. The […]

03.08.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Coco Martin says he still loves doing indie

Coco Martin says he still loves doing indie

MANILA, July 30 (Mabuhay) – He may currently be more active in mainstream television but actor Coco Martin said doing independent films will forever be in his heart. In an interview during the gala night of his Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival entry “Sta. Niña” at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), Martin said […]

03.08.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Expect more Asian NBA players, says Heat coach Spoelstra

Expect more Asian NBA players, says Heat coach Spoelstra

Singapore, July 30, 2012 (AFP) – National Basketball Association (NBA) fans can expect more foreign players including Asians in the US professional league, the Asian-American coach of NBA champions Miami Heat said Monday. “The game of basketball… has become global and the NBA will search for players and talent in any country in any region […]

03.08.2012 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Chinese vessels at Panatag Shoal down to three as of Wednesday – DFA

Chinese vessels at Panatag Shoal down to three as of Wednesday – DFA

MANILA, July 27 (Mabuhay) – Only three Chinese vessels have been monitored to be at the disputed Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal as of June 25 (Wednesday), the Department of Foreign Affairs said Friday. Foreign Affairs spokesperson Raul Hernandez said two maritime surveillance ships and one fisheries and law enforcement command vessel were spotted inside the lagoon […]

03.08.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Free admission ticket raffle promo winners for the US-Philippines Expo 2012 named

Free admission ticket raffle promo winners for the US-Philippines Expo 2012 named

  Weekend Balita and the US Asian Post have recently concluded a raffle promotion giving away 100 free admission tickets to the US-Philippines Expo 2012. The raffle draw was held at Balita Media’s office in Glendale, California on July 31, 2012, where 50 winners were randomly selected to receive two free admission tickets each.   […]

02.08.2012 · Filled under: Giveaways, Happenings, Promotions ·
YouTube invites you to remix the world’s largest collection of Creative Commons videos

YouTube invites you to remix the world’s largest collection of Creative Commons videos

(Relaxnews) – Video sharing site YouTube now boasts the largest Creative Commons video library on the planet. Google is hoping that you’ll jump in and start making your own wacky remixes using the YouTube Video Editor and the collection of four million videos — the equivalent of around 40 years’ worth of footage — available […]

02.08.2012 · Filled under: Videos ·