Angel on working with Vilma: She’s amazing

Angel on working with Vilma: She’s amazing

Angel Locsin is excited that her project with “Star for All Seasons” and Batangas Governor Vilma Santos will be the first movie of Star Cinema for 2016. “[This is my movie with] Iki-claim ko na po siya—my future mother-in-law, Governor Vilma Santos, and Xian Lim,” Locsin said. “Nakakatuwa na naisipan ng Star Cinema na kami […]

17.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Christopher Bailey’s Claridge’s Christmas tree revealed

Christopher Bailey’s Claridge’s Christmas tree revealed

(Relaxnews) – Fashion designer Christopher Bailey has been getting into the festive spirit with his latest project — a Christmas tree for Claridge’s hotel in London. The Burberry Chief Creative and Chief Executive Officer’s “Claridge’s Christmas Tree 2015″ has been unveiled in the hotel lobby, and the result is in striking contrast to the art […]

17.11.2015 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Destinations, Home & Garden ·

Andi: Jake is the ‘father’ of my daughter

“Si Jake [Ejercito] ‘yung nandiyan since the beginning and he loves my daughter like his own, and so he’s the father.” These were the words of actress Andi Eigenmann when pressed to confirm the identity of her daughter’s father, which, according to reports, could be either one of her past boyfriends Jake Ejercito or Albie […]

16.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Asian appetite for luxury boosts global art and jewel auctions

Asian appetite for luxury boosts global art and jewel auctions

(Geneva-AFP) – They are not in the room rubbing shoulders with traditional wealthy buyers, instead choosing to remain in the shadows, making their multi-million bids by telephone. Asian millionaires and billionaires have this week discretely stolen the show at a range of auctions, dishing out record sums for works of art and precious gemstones put […]

16.11.2015 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Paris-area museums to reopen Monday afternoon: ministry

Paris-area museums to reopen Monday afternoon: ministry

(Paris-AFP) – Public museums and other cultural venues in the Paris area will reopen Monday afternoon, three days after the terror attacks in the French capital, the culture ministry said. The museums will reopen at 1:00 pm (1200 GMT) on Monday, shortly after the country observes a minute of silence, the ministry said in a […]

16.11.2015 · Filled under: Destinations ·
True-crime series ‘Wicked City’ canceled

True-crime series ‘Wicked City’ canceled

(Relaxnews) – ABC has canceled its drama “Wicked City” after lackluster ratings. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the true-crime drama series set in the 1980s starring Ed Westwick and Erika Christensen will conclude after episode eight. Starting November 17, repeat episodes of “Shark Tank” will take over the drama’s 10 pm slot. It’s the first official […]

16.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Eiffel Tower closed indefinitely after Paris attacks

Eiffel Tower closed indefinitely after Paris attacks

(Paris-AFP) – The Eiffel Tower will be closed indefinitely following the wave of deadly attacks in Paris, the iconic landmark’s operator said on Saturday. The company decided to close the monument — normally visited by up to 20,000 people a day — after Friday’s attacks which claimed at least 128 lives, a spokeswoman told AFP. […]

16.11.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, World News ·
H&M reveals images from its Christmas campaign

H&M reveals images from its Christmas campaign

(Relaxnews) – H&M has released several pictures from its Christmas print campaign, featuring singer Katy Perry. The print campaign, which sees Perry wearing multiple outfits from the Christmas collection, will be complemented by a full-length advertisement for cinemas, TV and online. It will make its worldwide debut on Monday, November 23 at hm.com/life. In the ad, […]

PHL vows ‘tighter security’ at APEC summit

PHL vows ‘tighter security’ at APEC summit

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Philippines Saturday vowed “higher security” for world leaders at an economic summit in Manila next week after a series of bombings and shootings left more than 120 dead in Paris. US President Barack Obama is set to join the leaders of China, Japan, Australia, Canada and 15 others at an annual […]

16.11.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Obama set to challenge China at Asia-Pacific summit

Obama set to challenge China at Asia-Pacific summit

By Karl Malakunas AFP |   – US President Barack Obama is set to challenge China when Asia-Pacific leaders gather in the Philippines this week, speaking out on a territorial row and lobbying to set pro-American trade rules. Chinese President Xi Jinping will also be in Manila for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, an […]

16.11.2015 · Filled under: World News ·
Is JC de Vera planning to court Jessy?

Is JC de Vera planning to court Jessy?

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Will you court Jessy Mendiola? This was the question posed to “You’re My Home” star JC de Vera after his co-star admitted that she found him to be “sexiest man in the country.” The 29-year-old De Vera was honest in his answer and said that he doesn’t plan to at the moment. […]

16.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Embassy hosts forum on addressing violence against women and children

Embassy hosts forum on addressing violence against women and children

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the world prepares to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25, Embassy personnel and members of the Filipino-American community gathered for a forum on a Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW). In his welcome remarks, Minister Patrick Chuasoto, Chargé d’Affaires of the Philippine Embassy, […]

16.11.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Washington Fil-Ams remember Haiyan

Washington Fil-Ams remember Haiyan

WASHINGTON, D.C – The Philippine Humanitarian Coalition (PHC), in partnership with the Philippine Embassy in Washington, DC and the US-Philippines Society, marked the second anniversary of Super Typhoon Haiyan with a Reflection forum on 06 November 2015 at the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy. Around 90 representatives from the PHC’s member-organizations, Philippine Government agencies, and the US-Philippines Society participated in the […]

14.11.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
PHL assured of support of Kurdistan in fight vs human trafficking

PHL assured of support of Kurdistan in fight vs human trafficking

ERBIL, Iraq – The Kurdistan Regional Government of the Republic of Iraq has assured the Philippine Embassy it will help protect overseas Filipino workers by intensifying its own efforts to go after human trafficking syndicates that have victimized many migrant workers. No less than Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Jalal Talabani gave the assurance after Philippine […]

14.11.2015 · Filled under: Asian News ·

Chiz condemns manhandling of media member

Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero condemned the manhandling by police of a radio reporter who, according to the senator, was merely doing his job as a member of the media. “We respect the ongoing investigation, but right now, what is clear is that the way the policeman dealt with the reporter was overkill. It did not […]

13.11.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·

DFA pushes awareness on West Philippine Sea issue

GENERAL SANTOS CITY  – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), together with the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), continues the nationwide information campaign in regards to the West Philippine Sea issue in order to raise awareness of ordinary citizens. The multi-sectoral forum was held October 29 at Phela Grande Hotel. It was attended by DFA spokesperson […]

13.11.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·

SC justices may be impeached if they go against Santiago resolution, says prominent lawyer Roque

METRO MANILA, PHILIPPINES- That was the position of Atty. Harry Roque when asked about possible repercussions of a contrary ruling of the Supreme Court regarding the Senate Resolution against the validity and effectivity of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA). The EDCA has been signed by Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin and US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg […]

13.11.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Playing football, handball or basketball in teen years could help prevent osteoporosis

Playing football, handball or basketball in teen years could help prevent osteoporosis

(Relaxnews) – If played at a young age, team ball sports such as football, handball and basketball are better than swimming in helping to strengthen our bones during adulthood and preventing osteoporosis, says a new Spanish study. Osteoporosis is defined as a loss of bone resistance which predisposes the sufferer to fractures. It is considered […]

12.11.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·

OC homecare workers misclassified, owed nearly $200K in back wages

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. – Those working in residential care facilities and people providing our elders and persons with disabilities the vital around-the-clock attention they need are typically paid low wages, despite the importance of the work and stress of the job. In Orange County, more than a dozen workers at six residential care facilities, whose employer […]

12.11.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

OC Asians, Pacific Island group ‘severely disappointed’ by decision to immigration Executive Action

WASHINGTON, D.C., – OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates is severely disappointed by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decision to delay the expansion of the President’s executive actions on immigration, also known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program. Earlier this […]

12.11.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·