Jennylyn Mercado starts the new year on FHM cover

Jennylyn Mercado starts the new year on FHM cover

There’s no break in Jennylyn Mercado’s lucky streak yet. Fresh from her back-to-back win as Best Actress in the Metro Manila Film Festival, the sexiest woman alive is gracing the cover of FHM Philippines again. The year 2015 was good for Jen. Aside from her Best Actress win for “Walang Forever” and being voted FHM’s […]

05.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
‘Walang Forever’ tops MMFF 2015 awards

‘Walang Forever’ tops MMFF 2015 awards

Romantic-comedy “Walang Forever” dominated the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) awards night at the Kia Theater in Cubao on Sunday, taking home five major awards, including the coveted Best Picture prize. Directed by Dan Villegas, “Walang Forever” also took the top acting awards for lead stars Jericho Rosales and Jennylyn Mercado. The film also bagged […]

05.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
103 injured in Black Nazarene procession

103 injured in Black Nazarene procession

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A total of 103 people were injured during the thanksgiving procession of the Black Nazarene. Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) Chief Johnny Yu told the media that only minor injuries have been recorded and these were immediately given first aid treatment. Meanwhile, Yu said only two devotees suffered chest […]

05.01.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
“War and Peace” debuts with 6.3 million UK viewers

“War and Peace” debuts with 6.3 million UK viewers

(Relax news) – The six-part adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s “War and Peace” made a strong debut in the UK, with 6.3 million tuning in to watch it on BBC One on Sunday, according to Deadline. The epic tale, produced in partnership with the BBC Cymru Wales, The Weinstein Company and BBC Worldwide/Lookout Point, stars Lily James, […]

04.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
The science of eating – new ideas for a healthier 2016

The science of eating – new ideas for a healthier 2016

(Relaxnews) – The first issue of The Journal of the Association for Consumer Research out of Cornell University Food and Brand Lab has brought together some of the newest ideas in the science of eating for its January 2016 issue. Here we round up the key ideas that can be easily incorporated at home to help prevent […]

04.01.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
DOH: 1 dead, 384 injured from firecrackers, stray bullets

DOH: 1 dead, 384 injured from firecrackers, stray bullets

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Despite at least one death reported due to firecracker injuries, officials of the Department of Health (DOH) on Friday noted a “general reduction” in the number of victims due to fireworks and stray bullets amid the New Year revelry. The casualty, who was not named during the DOH briefing, was a drunk […]

04.01.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Anne to make up for lost time, denies she’s engaged

Anne to make up for lost time, denies she’s engaged

Anne Curtis was not that visible in 2015. She didn’t have a new movie (her last was “The Gifted” last year) and her last TV show was “Dyesebel” that ran from March to July of 2014 yet. It’s good she still has regular exposure on “It’s Showtime”, but we don’t think that’s enough. As we […]

04.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
How to boost your immune system when the temperature drops

How to boost your immune system when the temperature drops

(Relaxnews) – Sudden changes in temperature have a negative effect on our bodies, which are weakened at the end of the year by cumulative tiredness. This makes us more susceptible to colds, ear infections, pharyngitis, and sore throats. Echinacea, propolis, vitamin C and grapefruit seed extract can help to protect us from viruses by strengthening […]

04.01.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
New study looks at 2016 travel habits of English, French and Spanish speakers

New study looks at 2016 travel habits of English, French and Spanish speakers

(Relaxnews) – An international study by travel platform U2GUIDE shows that 66% of Anglophone travelers choose adventure when looking to their next vacation, as opposed to 63% for Hispanophones and 56% for Francophones. The global sum-up studied men and women from Anglophone (primarily the United States and the United Kingdom), Francophone (primarily France and Canada) […]

04.01.2016 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Carson officials, Congen lead wreath-laying rites for Rizal

Carson officials, Congen lead wreath-laying rites for Rizal

Wreath-laying was led by Consul General Leo Herrera-Lim and the Philippine Consulate General Los Angeles staff; Carson City Council,  City Clerk and Commissioners led by Mayor Pro Tem Elito M. Santarina; Bellflower Mayor Sonny Sta. Ines, and Knights of Rizal. On December 17, 2013, the Carson City Council unanimously voted to establish December 30 of […]

04.01.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Embassy launches ‘Visit Philippines Again 2016’ in Iraq

Embassy launches ‘Visit Philippines Again 2016’ in Iraq

BAGHDAD – The Philippine Embassy is hoping to convince more Iraqis to travel to Manila in the coming months following the launching of the Visit the Philippines Again 2016 tourism promotion program in Baghdad. The launching of the sequel to the Department of Tourism’s successful Visit the Philippines 2015 program was the highlight of the […]

04.01.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Happenings ·
KOR-HFT marks 119th Rizal Day in LA

KOR-HFT marks 119th Rizal Day in LA

Los Angeles, Dec. 30 – The Knights of Rizal-HFT marked the 119th Rizal Day at Kapistahan Grill with a simple lunch and exaltation rites for new members and raising of 2nd and 3rd degree knighthood to old members on its 4th anniversary. Dr.Jose P.Rizal was executed in Manila on December 30, 1896 by Spanish authorities. He was sentenced to death by a […]

02.01.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Trends that didn’t need to hit the runway in 2015

Trends that didn’t need to hit the runway in 2015

(Relaxnews) – The past year has given birth to some serious fashion trends, and from the return of romance to pretty pleats, extreme fringing and the rise of luxurious athletic wear, 2015 certainly had plenty of good to offer. However, there were a few trends that might be better left on the catwalk. Furry footwear […]

02.01.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
Highlights of January Works & Process series at Guggenheim include Savion Glover and new John Zorn material

Highlights of January Works & Process series at Guggenheim include Savion Glover and new John Zorn material

(Relaxnews) – The New York Guggenheim Museum’s latest Works & Process series kicks off on January 10. This series explores creation through performances and discussions. Since 1984, it has provided audiences the opportunity to meet and discuss with acclaimed creators and performers in a small, intimate setting. Here’s a look at some of the Works […]

02.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Music ·
Darkness begone! Lights ward off Nordic winter blues

Darkness begone! Lights ward off Nordic winter blues

(Stockholm-AFP) – Each year, Old Man Winter drops his curtain of darkness over the Nordic countries, not lifting it again until April when spring bathes the region in sunlight and nature comes back to life. At this time of year, when night falls as early as 2:00 pm (1300 GMT) and lasts until about 9:00 […]

02.01.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ premieres in Shanghai

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ premieres in Shanghai

(Relaxnews) – The latest in the “Star Wars” franchise premiered in China on Sunday night, December 27. The movie has already broken opening-weekend records in the US, Australia, New Zealand and throughout Europe, scoring the biggest worldwide debut with $529 million, even before its launch in China. At the premiere of the world’s second-largest market, held at […]

29.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
New York public wifi hotspots: installation begins

New York public wifi hotspots: installation begins

(Relaxnews) – First announced in July 2014, New York is now getting public wifi hubs throughout the city. Installation began on December 28, the Verge reports. The Big Apple’s first free wifi hub has been installed in the East Village, although New Yorkers will have to wait a few weeks until it can be used. The gigabit […]

29.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Science & Technology ·
Louis Vuitton casts ‘Final Fantasy’ character for Spring 2016 campaign

Louis Vuitton casts ‘Final Fantasy’ character for Spring 2016 campaign

(Relaxnews) – Lightning from the “Final Fantasy” game series stars in the latest campaign by Louis Vuitton’s creative director Nicolas Ghesquière. Ghesquière revealed the first images from the campaign in two posts on Instagram, Monday December 28, showing the RPG character Lightning modeling looks direct from the Spring 2016 runway show, which had strong references to […]

29.12.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Games, Lifestyle, Online, Videos ·
Aiko Melendez admits seeing Spanish guy

Aiko Melendez admits seeing Spanish guy

Actress Aiko Melendez admitted on Monday that she is now seeing a Spanish guy who may be the answer to her prayers. Melendez, 40, said she met the 34-year-old guy who has “never been married” through a common friend. “Wala pa kaming label, parang dating, dating lang,” Melendez said. “He flies in and out of […]

27.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Architectural highlights of 2015

Architectural highlights of 2015

(Relaxnews) – 2015 saw the completion of several outstanding projects in architecture over the course of the year. From the new Philharmonic in Paris to a new business school in Sydney, here are some of the more remarkable feats in architecture from the last 12 months. The Shanghai Tower The Shanghai Tower in China is […]

27.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Photos ·