Aquino leads 12th Cabinet meeting, discusses 2013 national budget

Aquino leads 12th Cabinet meeting, discusses 2013 national budget

MANILA, June 29 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III met Friday the members of his official family for the 12th Cabinet meeting to discuss the proposed 2013 national budget. In a media briefing in Malacanang, Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said Budget Secretary Florencio Abad was to present the P2.006-trillion national budget for next […]

10.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
PHL may ask US for spyplanes

PHL may ask US for spyplanes

MANILA, July 2, 2012 (AFP) – The Philippines may ask the United States to send spyplanes to help it monitor a disputed area in the South China Sea, a presidential spokesman said Monday, in a move that could deepen tensions with China. The move to request P3C Orion spy planes would first require the approval […]

09.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Vietnam says China offshore oil auction ‘illegal’

Vietnam says China offshore oil auction ‘illegal’

  Hanoi, June 27, 2012 (AFP) – Vietnam has denounced China’s opening of offshore oil blocks to foreign companies in contested areas of the South China Sea as “illegal”, as territorial tensions grow between the communist neighbors. On Saturday, the China National Offshore Oil Corporation announced that nine offshore blocks were available for exploration, and […]

09.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
PHL to vaccinate 700,000 babies

PHL to vaccinate 700,000 babies

Manila, July 2, 2012 (AFP) – Philippine President Benigno Aquino said Monday the government would vaccinate 700,000 babies this year to protect them from a virus that causes diarrhoea, a killer disease ravaging poor communities. While diarrhea is a preventable disease, Aquino said health authorities had struggled to stop outbreaks from happening with many poor […]

09.07.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Samsung is Asia-Pacific’s most valuable brand

Samsung is Asia-Pacific’s most valuable brand

(Relaxnews) – Consumer electronics manufacturer Samsung has been named the number one brand in the Asia-Pacific region for 2012 in the ninth edition of Asia’s Top 1000 Brands Report. Samsung outranked electronics brands including Apple, Sony, Canon, Panasonic and LG to pick up the coveted top place. “Samsung’s sweep of the top spot can be […]

06.07.2012 · Filled under: Money & Business ·
Jon Bon Jovi face of Avon’s Unplugged fragrances

Jon Bon Jovi face of Avon’s Unplugged fragrances

(Relaxnews) – Jon Bon Jovi has been announced as the face of two new Avon scents for men and women called Unplugged. The rocker is the latest big male name to land a fragrance campaign, following on from the announcement back in May that Brad Pitt had been chosen as the latest face of Chanel’s […]

06.07.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
The tallest towers in Europe

The tallest towers in Europe

(PARIS-AFP) – Here is a list of the 20 tallest buildings in Europe, following the inauguration of The Shard in London, which takes over the number one spot from the Capital City Moscow Tower in Russia. Unenclosed structures like the Eiffel Tower in Paris, which at 324 metres (1,063 feet) is slightly taller than The […]

06.07.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, Lifestyle ·
Organic tomatoes healthier than conventional plants: study

Organic tomatoes healthier than conventional plants: study

(Relaxnews) – When it comes to antioxidant levels, organic tomatoes have been shown to grind conventionally grown tomatoes to a pulp. That’s the conclusion of a Spanish study published in the Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry which found that organic tomatoes work harder for consumers as they contain higher levels of phenolic compounds, plant-based compounds […]

06.07.2012 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
Pass RH bill to help end child labor, Lagman says

Pass RH bill to help end child labor, Lagman says

MANILA, June 29 (Mabuhay) – Lawmakers should approve the reproductive health (RH) bill to help end child labor in the country, Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman said Friday. Lagman, the principal author of the RH bill in the House of Representatives, said in a press statement that the rising number of child workers in the country […]

05.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Spain’s Queen Sofia arrives in Philippines

Spain’s Queen Sofia arrives in Philippines

MANILA, July 2, 2012 (AFP) – Spain’s Queen Sofia arrived in the Philippines Monday for a five-day visit to review development projects funded by the Spanish government. The queen was greeted at Manila airport by top Philippine dignitaries, before she left for a private gathering at the Spanish ambassador’s residence, official said. The queen’s visit […]

05.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
Guinness says ‘Lolong’ is world’s largest crocodile

Guinness says ‘Lolong’ is world’s largest crocodile

MANILA, July 2, 2012 (AFP) – A saltwater crocodile weighing more than a ton and suspected of killing two people in the Philippines has been declared the largest such reptile in captivity by the Guinness Book of World Records. The 6.17-metre (20.24-foot) male, nicknamed “Lolong”, was captured in the Agusan marsh on the southern island […]

05.07.2012 · Filled under: News ·
(August 4-5) 28th PHILIPPINE CULTURAL ARTS FESTIVAL IN BALBOA PARK

(August 4-5) 28th PHILIPPINE CULTURAL ARTS FESTIVAL IN BALBOA PARK

The 28th Philippine Cultural Arts Festival will be held on August 4 and 5, 2012, Saturday and Sunday, in Balboa Park at the corner of Park Boulevard and Presidents Way. A yearly production of the Samahan Filipino American Performing Arts & Education Center, the Festival runs from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm both days. Admission is FREE. The […]

05.07.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Happenings ·
Japan city seeks funds for dying ‘miracle’ pine

Japan city seeks funds for dying ‘miracle’ pine

    (TOKYO-AFP) – A local government in northern Japan is seeking funds to preserve a so-called “miracle pine” tree that survived last year’s tsunami, officials said Thursday. The city of Rikuzentakata will open a Facebook page on July 5 to ask for donations for the tree — the sole survivor among some 70,000 pines […]

02.07.2012 · Filled under: Environment ·
Hong Kong Book Fair looks to break the million barrier

Hong Kong Book Fair looks to break the million barrier

(HONG KONG-Relaxnews) – It’s one of the city’s great social events but to an outsider it must make for one very weird sight. Each July you can see people in the tens of thousands waiting patiently outside the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre — often in the driving rain — in lines that snake […]

02.07.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Kenzo spirits Paris on jungle safari

Kenzo spirits Paris on jungle safari

(PARIS-AFP) – Kenzo whisked Paris to the jungles of Southeast Asia on Saturday with a retro-tinted men’s look of safari suits and animal prints cut out for the urban adventurer. Design duo Humberto Leon and Carol Lim took their cue from the 1970s jungle period of the house’s Japanese founder Kenzo Takada, travelling to Thailand […]

02.07.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
‘Amazing Spider-Man’ set to pounce on ‘Madagascar 3′

‘Amazing Spider-Man’ set to pounce on ‘Madagascar 3′

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – The much-anticipated Amazing Spider-Man aims to end Madagascar 3‘s three-week reign at the box office, with its release in select international markets this weekend. Spider-Man premiered in Japan June 23 and rolls out in Germany, the Netherlands, Russia, India, Hong Kong and other Asian markets, including Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam, on June […]

29.06.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
WILL BANKRUPTCY AFFECT MY CREDIT?

WILL BANKRUPTCY AFFECT MY CREDIT?

Many people who may be considering bankruptcy ask the predictable question: “Will this affect my credit, and if so, for how long?”  In certain situations, the question is a little late, since they have already blown their credit to “bits and pieces” with late payments and charge-offs. In some instances, a bankruptcy can be quite […]

29.06.2012 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Local News, Money & Business, Services ·
Take dinner outdoors with an easy summer picnic

Take dinner outdoors with an easy summer picnic

As the weather heats up, picnics offer the perfect outdoor activity for family, friends and foodies alike. A meal under the sun provides a picturesque setting to impress loved ones with an on-the-go gourmet feast while making the most of your time outdoors. Any picnic pro knows that a great meal includes seasonal, easy dishes […]

29.06.2012 · Filled under: Free Recipes ·
Philippines rice terraces off endangered list: UN

Philippines rice terraces off endangered list: UN

(MANILA-AFP) – The Philippines’ ancient rice terraces, carved into mountains like giant green stairs, have been removed from a UN list of endangered world heritage sites, the UN office in Manila said Wednesday. The 2,000-year-old living cultural monuments were put on the World Heritage Committee’s danger list in 2000 at the Philippine government’s request to […]

29.06.2012 · Filled under: News ·
New iPhone tool lets you obsess over your golf swing

New iPhone tool lets you obsess over your golf swing

(Relaxnews) – When it comes to improving your golf game, a surefire way to do that is to have a friend take a video of your swing so you can analyze your technique — over and over again. Since this may annoy your golfing pals after a while, you can now capture videos on your […]

29.06.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·