Piolo recalls meeting with Meryl Streep

Piolo recalls meeting with Meryl Streep

Actor Piolo Pascual shared his experience meeting Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep at the recently concluded Berlin International Film Festival. His movie with John Lloyd Cruz, “Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis” directed by Lav Diaz, won the Silver Bear in the 2016 festival, where Streep is a jury member. Aside from their meeting on the red carpet […]

01.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Xian Lim wants superhero role

Xian Lim wants superhero role

After the success of his latest movie with Vilma Santos and Angel Locsin, “Everything About Her”, Xian Lim said there are still many other roles that he wants to portray. He said, for one, that he has always wanted to play a superhero role. “Isang napakalaking opo,” he said. “Isa po ‘yan sa mga pangarap […]

01.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
PHL economic transformation to headline business and investment forum in NY

PHL economic transformation to headline business and investment forum in NY

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Philippines’ economic transformation due largely to good governance reforms will be the central theme of the Philippine Business and Investment Forum (PBIF) to be held on 03 March 2016 at the Metropolitan Ballroom of the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel in New York City. With growth rates of 7-10% possible in the next decade and […]

01.03.2016 · Filled under: Asian News ·
Bonta authors plan to end child poverty

Bonta authors plan to end child poverty

Bill to identify, prevent, and heal childhood trauma receives strong support from CDF (Sacramento, CA) – At the State Capitol, the Children’s Defense Fund of California (CDF) released its 2016 plan to end child poverty, ensure educational equity, provide access to health care, and transform justice systems for youth. Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) authored a […]

28.02.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Keep salt and sugar separate to improve diabetes treatment

Keep salt and sugar separate to improve diabetes treatment

Researchers from the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research, known as Inserm, have shown that gastric bypass surgery, typically associated with obesity, can improve type 2 diabetes. They have also found that reducing the simultaneous consumption of sugar and salt could help prevent and treat the condition.  The results of the study, published in […]

28.02.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Queen’s favourite designer makes stunning Madrid comeback

Queen’s favourite designer makes stunning Madrid comeback

The Queen of Spain’s favourite designer Felipe Varela made a stunning comeback to his native Madrid this week with a daring collection that mixed peekaboo and plunging necklines with metal and Swarovski — but in his trademark impeccable style. Varela first took part in the Madrid Fashion Week in 1996 but stayed away from the […]

28.02.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
‘Spotlight’ takes home best picture Oscar

‘Spotlight’ takes home best picture Oscar

“Spotlight,” a searing portrait of The Boston Globe’s investigation into child sex abuse in the Catholic Church, won a surprise Oscar for best picture on Sunday at the 88th Academy Awards. The movie, which has picked up a string of honors on its way to Oscars glory, beat rivals “The Big Short,” “Bridge of Spies,” […]

28.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Lotus launches lightweight offensive

Lotus launches lightweight offensive

British-based boutique sportscar maker Lotus is bringing four, superlight, superfast new models to this year’s Geneva Motorshow. Lotus has put each of its current models on a crash diet in order to shed pounds and increase power to weight ratios. The result, the company claims, is a fleet of four models that when revealed in […]

28.02.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
DiCaprio wins best actor Oscar for ‘The Revenant’

DiCaprio wins best actor Oscar for ‘The Revenant’

Hollywood A-lister Leonardo DiCaprio finally bagged Oscars gold on Sunday for his grueling star turn in “The Revenant,” 22 years after his first Academy Award nomination. DiCaprio edged out Bryan Cranston (“Trumbo”), Matt Damon (“The Martian”), Michael Fassbender (“Steve Jobs”) and Eddie Redmayne (“The Danish Girl”) to take the best actor statuette. DiCaprio won a […]

28.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Environment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘Fifty Shades’ dishonored at anti-Oscar Razzie awards

‘Fifty Shades’ dishonored at anti-Oscar Razzie awards

Erotic drama “Fifty Shades of Grey” triumphed Saturday at Hollywood’s hall of shame, the annual Razzies anti-awards show. The steamy romance — described as a “warped, disturbingly abusive adult fairy tale” by movie website The Film Stage — took the Golden Raspberry Award for joint worst picture alongside superhero flick “Fantastic Four.” The big screen […]

28.02.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Are Regine Tolentino and husband separated?

Are Regine Tolentino and husband separated?

Actress and entrepreneur Regine Tolentino has finally reacted to rumors of her separation with her husband, Lander Vera Perez. The 35-year-old Tolentino admitted that her relationship with Vera Perez has hit a rough patch. “Siyempre, bilang mag-asawa, nagkakaroon ng mga problema, so ayon. Pero okay naman. Busy lang kami pareho, may soap siya, may soap […]

28.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Six key gadgets and trends at Mobile World Congress

Six key gadgets and trends at Mobile World Congress

The Mobile World Congress, the sector’s biggest trade fair which wrapped up in Barcelona on Thursday, was dominated this year by the arrival of virtual reality, advances in the development of ultra-fast 5G networks and connected objects. ROBOT-TELEPHONE THAT READS YOUR MESSAGES: Japanese firm Sharp presented a tiny prototype robot called RoBoHon that doubles as […]

26.02.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
The Oscars voters: thousands of white men… and a nun?

The Oscars voters: thousands of white men… and a nun?

The question of who votes for the Oscar nominations and awards used to be shrouded in secrecy, but the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has recently opened up about the process. This is a rundown of who gets a say, how they cast their ballots and how the prizes to be handed out […]

26.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·

Towing co-owner indicted for bribing City Council member to secure tow fee increase

LOS ANGELES – The co-owner of a towing business was named in a federal grand jury indictment returned today that charges him with paying a bribe to a member of the Huntington Park City Council in an attempt to obtain support for a proposed fee increase for towing and vehicle storage. Sukhbir Singh, 39, and his […]

26.02.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Palace: Poll proves Filipinos cherish democracy

Palace: Poll proves Filipinos cherish democracy

MANILA, Feb 26 (Mabuhay) – The latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showing 76 percent of Filipinos satisfied with the way democracy works validates how people appreciate the fruits of the People Power Revolution 30 years ago. “Such overwhelming approval shows the Filipinos’ deep appreciation for democracy as a way of life,” Presidential Communications Secretary […]

26.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Philippine News ·
Poe says she last used US passport in 2010, Luna says in 2011

Poe says she last used US passport in 2010, Luna says in 2011

MANILA, Feb 26 (Mabuhay) – The camp of Sen. Grace Poe on Friday insisted that she last used her US passport before she renounced her American citizenship. This was the statement issued by her legal counsel George Erwin Garcia, clarifying that her client’s case could not be compared with that of Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte […]

26.02.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
US performs its first uterus transplant

US performs its first uterus transplant

The United States has completed its first uterus transplant surgery, following on a technique already proven in Sweden that could help women suffering from infertility, the Cleveland Clinic said Thursday. The nine-hour surgery took place on February 24, and the 26-year-old patient — whose identity was not revealed — was in stable condition, the hospital […]

26.02.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology, U.S. News ·
Gerald Anderson envies Xian Lim

Gerald Anderson envies Xian Lim

Gerald Anderson admitted that he is envious of Xian Lim – but this has nothing to do with Kim Chiu. Anderson pointed out that Lim already had the opportunity of working with multi-awarded actress Vilma Santos in the movie “Everything About Her,” which also stars Angel Locsin. In the movie, Lim plays Santos’ son who […]

26.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
File formal complaints vs. campaign violators: Comelec chief

File formal complaints vs. campaign violators: Comelec chief

MANILA, Feb 26 (Mabuhay) – While using social media as an instrument to gather reports of campaign violations, the Commission on Elections said complainants should file formal complaints if they have sufficient evidence against any candidate. According to Comelec chair Andres Bautista, the poll body does monitor social media complaints—particularly those addressed to the Comelec’s […]

26.02.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Affleck linked with ‘Batman v Superman’ script

Affleck linked with ‘Batman v Superman’ script

Not just an actor, nor merely a director, it’s now being suggested that Oscar-winning writer Ben Affleck was involved in shaping the final screenplay for “Batman v Superman.” It might be easy to forget — some would say convenient to do so — that Ben Affleck in fact won his first Oscar for co-writing “Good […]

26.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·