Three dead as storm lashes PHL

Three dead as storm lashes PHL

Manila, July 30, 2012 (AFP) – At least three people were killed and millions were left without power Monday as Tropical Storm Saola turned into a typhoon, bringing heavy rains to large parts of the Philippines, the government said. Manila was one of the worst hit areas and schools across the sprawling capital were suspended, […]

02.08.2012 · Filled under: Environment, Philippine News ·
Sandiganbayan won’t order Arroyo’s re-arrest

Sandiganbayan won’t order Arroyo’s re-arrest

MANILA, July 27 (Mabuhay) – The Sandiganbayan will not order the re-arrest of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo pending resolution of a motion for reconsideration on the plunder case filed by the Office of the Ombudsman. In a 6-page resolution issued Friday, the anti-graft court noted that many of the accused in the plunder case […]

02.08.2012 · Filled under: News ·
New HIV cases in June surpass entire 2010 record

New HIV cases in June surpass entire 2010 record

MANILA, July 28 (Mabuhay) – With 295 new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases recorded last June, there are now more HIV cases in the first half of 2012 than the entire 2010, a health official said over the weekend. National Epidemiology Center head Dr. Enrique Tayag said the 295 new HIV cases in June brought […]

02.08.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, News ·
ABS-CBN Butuan City reporters receive threat

ABS-CBN Butuan City reporters receive threat

Two provincial reporters of TV station ABS-CBN have reported receiving threats they believe are connected to their coverage of illegal logging. Rodge Cultura said a boy handed him an envelope containing a single bullet Sunday morning, July 29, outside the ABS-CBN office in Butuan City. Cultura said the boy walked away after handing the envelope. […]

02.08.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Celebrate Olympic fever with classic Cornish pasties

Celebrate Olympic fever with classic Cornish pasties

(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. A savory pastry native to Cornwall, England, the Cornish pasty recently gained Protected Geographical Indication status in Europe, meaning that […]

31.07.2012 · Filled under: Free Recipes, Kitchenomics ·
Olympic video highlights: opening ceremony broadcast backlash, gymnast’s parents spectate

Olympic video highlights: opening ceremony broadcast backlash, gymnast’s parents spectate

(Relaxnews) – Edits made to a US broadcast of the Olympic Games’ opening ceremony are the subject of YouTube’s most discussed sports video on Tuesday, July 31, while the International Olympic Committee struggles to keep footage of a gymnast’s enthusiastic parents off the video network. Broadcasting backlash Most-discussed in YouTube’s sports section is “NBC Terrorizes […]

31.07.2012 · Filled under: Videos ·
London: how to work out like a local

London: how to work out like a local

(Relaxnews) – While Olympic fever is only one of many reasons to visit the British capital, London serves up plenty of offerings for fitness-minded travelers. With its state-of-the-art fitness centers, miles of running paths, public pools (including the new Olympic aquatics center), and a top-notch bike sharing program, London offers plenty of ways to work […]

31.07.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Lifestyle ·
Post-Olympics London: state-of-the-art fitness centers, bike lanes

Post-Olympics London: state-of-the-art fitness centers, bike lanes

(Relaxnews) – While London is coughing up a $15 billion bill for its Summer Olympic Games, fitness-minded visitors will be able to reap the rewards of Olympic fever long after the flame burns out. While navigating the London streets will be tricky business during the Olympics, the British capital expanded its self-service cycle hire scheme, […]

31.07.2012 · Filled under: Photos ·
Chinese buying more luxury goods at home: survey

Chinese buying more luxury goods at home: survey

(BEIJING-AFP) – Chinese shoppers are increasingly buying luxury goods in mainland China, turning away from high-end stores abroad and in Hong Kong, a survey indicated Thursday. The poll by market research firm Ipsos found that Chinese buyers preferred to shop on the mainland for luxury goods in five of its seven categories — watches, cosmetics, […]

31.07.2012 · Filled under: Money & Business ·
Olympics opening ceremony soundtrack hits top of download charts

Olympics opening ceremony soundtrack hits top of download charts

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – From the Artic Monkeys to Paul McCartney, an album featuring the music of the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony created by Oscar winning Danny Boyle was released within minutes of the event July 27 and soared to the top of the charts. The 36-song soundtrack, a two-disc set titled Isles of Wonder, […]

31.07.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Fil-Am among the wounded in ‘Batman’

Fil-Am among the wounded in ‘Batman’

MANILA, July 21 (Mabuhay) – A Filipino-American was among those wounded in the bloody shooting at a screening of a new “Batman” movie in Colorado Friday, Philippine officials said. Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman Raul Hernandez said the victim, who he did not name, is now recovering at a hospital. Hernandez said the Philippine consulate […]

30.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Newspaper columnist Nixon Kua shot in face

Newspaper columnist Nixon Kua shot in face

Manila, July 22, 2012 (AFP) – A veteran newspaper columnist in the Philippines was in a critical condition after he was shot in the face during a robbery on Sunday, police said. Nixon Kua, 49, was “hit on the face and different parts of his body” by one of four gunmen who attacked him and […]

30.07.2012 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Over 1,800 Pinoys repatriated as civil war rages in Syria

Over 1,800 Pinoys repatriated as civil war rages in Syria

MANILA, July 19 (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Thursday said over 1,800 Filipinos have been repatriated from war-torn Syria since early last year. “We have been able to repatriate 1,806 OFWs from Syria,” deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said. She said the count began from March 2011. The Palace official released the figures after the group […]

30.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
US, Canadian men held in PHL for fake Viagra

US, Canadian men held in PHL for fake Viagra

Manila, July 21, 2012 (AFP) – An American and a Canadian have been detained in the Philippines for selling fake counterfeit Viagra pills through the internet, police said Saturday. Canadian man Nicolai Boutnine and Joseph Dean, an American, were among six suspects arrested when police raided a call-centre in the central city of Mandaue on […]

30.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Sandwiches go gourmet at growing international British chain

Sandwiches go gourmet at growing international British chain

(Relaxnews) – Gourmet sandwich chain Pret a Manger from the UK is poised to become a leading international player in a growing segment of the fast food industry, at a time when chefs are being increasingly inventive with the portable, one-handed meal — which is enjoying rising popularity. While the chain opened its first US […]

30.07.2012 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
eBay adding to fashion credentials with London initiative

eBay adding to fashion credentials with London initiative

(Relaxnews) – Following hot on the heels of its recently announced eBay Holiday Collective designer teamup, the online auction site has been confirmed as the new sponsor of the British Fashion Council’s Fashion Forward initiative. The initiative, which helps designers develop and show their collections in London, is now in its sixth year and supports […]

30.07.2012 · Filled under: Photos ·
Two Pilates moves that gave Miley Cyrus her amazing abs

Two Pilates moves that gave Miley Cyrus her amazing abs

(Relaxnews) – American 18-year-old starlet Miley Cyrus is flaunting a super-toned body these days, and according to fitness blogger FitSugar, she has Hollywood Pilates guru Mari Winsor to thank. “Her results are due to her commitment, hard work, and everyday workouts,” said Winsor in an interview with FitSugar on Wednesday. “I believe what attracts all […]

30.07.2012 · Filled under: Videos ·
Millions more Chinese using mobile devices to access Internet

Millions more Chinese using mobile devices to access Internet

(HONG KONG-Relaxnews) – While China’s internet community continues to grow in huge numbers so, too, does the amount of people who are accessing the web via mobile devices. A report released earlier this month from the China Internet Network Information Centre claims there are now 538 million Chinese who regularly use the internet, up 11 […]

30.07.2012 · Filled under: Money & Business ·
Gym bunny beauties: 7 out of 10 UK women wear makeup to exercise

Gym bunny beauties: 7 out of 10 UK women wear makeup to exercise

(Relaxnews) – As all eyes fall on the world’s best athletes at the London Olympics, a new UK survey has revealed seven out of ten women wear makeup to exercise. With famous sportswomen such as US swimmer Natalie Coughlin and British cyclist Victoria Pendleton becoming health and beauty ambassadors for global haircare mark Pantene, the […]

30.07.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Lifestyle ·
Madonna hit by backlash from short-changed fans

Madonna hit by backlash from short-changed fans

(PARIS-AFP) – Madonna was on the receiving end of an angry backlash from her fans on Friday for ending a Paris concert after just 45 minutes. With the Internet awash with criticism of the US pop queen, tweets posted by disappointed fans included: “Madonna branded a slut and booed in Paris,” and “Only 45 minutes […]

30.07.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·