Fresh complaint vs. Aquino, Abad, Drilon filed over DAP, PDAF ‘misuse’

Fresh complaint vs. Aquino, Abad, Drilon filed over DAP, PDAF ‘misuse’

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Another complaint was filed Friday against President Benigno Aquino III over the Department of Agriculture’s alleged misuse of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) of several lawmakers and as well as the executive branch’s funds under the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). The latest complaint was filed by former TESDA chief and presidential […]

31.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Duterte substitution was party’s decision — Dino

Duterte substitution was party’s decision — Dino

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Ex-PDP-Laban presidential candidate Martin Diño admitted Friday that it was the party’s decision to name Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as their substitute candidate for president. Diño said they submitted Duterte’s name as his substitute even without the mayor’s permission. Diño denied that he filed a certificate of candidacy for president as a […]

31.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
California Fil-Ams celebrate Larry Itliong Day with fervor

California Fil-Ams celebrate Larry Itliong Day with fervor

By Abner Galino THE celebration of the 1st Larry Itliong Day in California was a huge success. Thousands of Filipino-Americans came out and participated in a three-day marathon of community activities held in many cities around the state that started in October 23. Art Garcia, a prominent community leader in Los Angeles said the commemoration […]

29.10.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Transylvania is Lonely Planet’s top vacation destination for 2016

Transylvania is Lonely Planet’s top vacation destination for 2016

(Relaxnews) – On October 29 Lonely Planet will publish its “Best of 2016″, a compilation of travel destinations that will attract a lot of attention next year. Ten regions will gain in popularity, starting with Transylvania in Romania, where the city of Cluj-Napoca is looking forward to meeting art fans and its Airbnb hosts are […]

28.10.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Books, Destinations ·
Cyclists battle Philippine capital’s ‘Carmageddon’

Cyclists battle Philippine capital’s ‘Carmageddon’

(Manila-AFP) – Cyclist Jack Yabut is on a perilous and likely futile crusade to help the Philippine capital beat “Carmageddon”, but even if his campaign fails — he will have saved time on his own commute. Traffic in the megacity of 12 million people has reached crisis levels this year, as record car sales have […]

28.10.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Philippine News, Sports & Recreation ·
Tokyo Motor Show revs up with self-driving cars and futuristic fuel cells

Tokyo Motor Show revs up with self-driving cars and futuristic fuel cells

(Tokyo-AFP) – Self-driving cars, the latest fuel-cell technology and a concept vehicle with tablet-style touch screens aimed at the digital generation were among the innovations on display at the Tokyo Motor Show Wednesday. Nissan unveiled an autonomous electric vehicle that it said would “revolutionise the relationship between car and driver, and future mobility”, while Volkswagen […]

28.10.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
‘Koppu’ agri damage highlights need for wider crop insurance coverage, says Chiz

‘Koppu’ agri damage highlights need for wider crop insurance coverage, says Chiz

Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero said the massive destruction caused by typhoon “Lando” on agriculture underscores the need to increase the coverage of crop insurance in the country. As of Friday, the Department of Agriculture (DA) reported that the cost of the damage has already reached P6.4 billion, covering thousands of hectares of farmlands in the Ilocos, […]

28.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PNP chief orders probe into ex-Iglesia ni Cristo minister’s abduction claims

PNP chief orders probe into ex-Iglesia ni Cristo minister’s abduction claims

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Philippine National Police chief Director General Ricardo Marquez has ordered the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group to open an investigation into the claims of former Iglesia ni Cristo minister Lowell Menorca that leaders of the religious group are involved in his alleged abduction. Marquez said he has directed the CIDG to reach […]

28.10.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Singapore to offer world’s first online-to-offline shopping mall

Singapore to offer world’s first online-to-offline shopping mall

(Relaxnews) – Singapore is looking to become a leader in e-commerce, by introducing a mall that combines online and offline shopping, reports TechCrunch. Singpost, Singapore’s postal service provider, has unveiled a mall where shoppers can purchase items in store, order them online from the mall and have them delivered at home. The mall, which will be […]

28.10.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Ariana Grande is the new Viva Glam spokesperson for MAC

Ariana Grande is the new Viva Glam spokesperson for MAC

(Relaxnews) – Ariana Grande is the new 2016 Viva Glam spokesperson for MAC Cosmetics. The pop star announced the news herself on the live video streaming service Periscope, where she provided a preview of the new colors: a dark plum lipstick “to represent the bad girl in you,” and a light pink lipgloss “to represent the […]

28.10.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, International Stars ·
David Beckham to play 7 games in 7 continents in BBC documentary

David Beckham to play 7 games in 7 continents in BBC documentary

(Relaxnews) – David Beckham will star in an upcoming documentary for BBC1 in which he plays seven soccer matches in all seven continents, it has been announced by the BBC. To showcase soccer’s global appeal, international celebrity, model and ex-England captain David Beckham will star in a one-off documentary entitled “Beckham: For The Love Of The Game”. He […]

One Direction to perform ‘Perfect’ at the AMAs

One Direction to perform ‘Perfect’ at the AMAs

(Relaxnews) – The American Music Awards announced on Tuesday, October 27 that One Direction will be performing their single “Perfect” live during the event. The AMAs 2015 will be One Direction’s third performance at the event, but the first as a four-piece, following the departure of member Zayn Malik in March. The boy band will be performing […]

28.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
Operation ‘Fright Night’ targets cosmetic contact lenses

Operation ‘Fright Night’ targets cosmetic contact lenses

Items ‘Illegally sold’ without a prescription pose risk to eyesight LOS ANGELES – The owners and operators of 10 Southern California businesses were charged today in federal court with illegally selling cosmetic contact lenses without prescriptions. Some of the products that were purchased in connection with this investigation were contaminated with dangerous pathogens that can […]

28.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Christian Bautista on showbiz stress, rest and relaxation

Christian Bautista on showbiz stress, rest and relaxation

He is known as one of the most down-to-earth denizens of local tinseltown, probably owing to his simple roots as a hometown boy who made it big. Christian Bautista started out as a finalist in the singing competition “Star in a Million,” and is currently hosting “To The Top,” a band search on the GMA […]

28.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
West Nile Virus Weekly Update

West Nile Virus Weekly Update

Deadly West Nile Virus spreading in SoCal? The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) continues to identify West Nile virus activity in Los Angeles County. Sixteen mosquito samples, four American crow, and 12 chickens tested positive this week.  One mosquito sample collected from the city of Norwalk represents the first confirmation of WNV […]

28.10.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Local News ·
‘Downton Abbey’ actor Dan Stevens joins Anne Hathaway on ‘Colossal’

‘Downton Abbey’ actor Dan Stevens joins Anne Hathaway on ‘Colossal’

(Relaxnews) – British actor Dan Stevens, best known for playing Matthew Crawley on “Downton Abbey,” has been cast as one of the male leads opposite Anne Hathaway in the sci-fi flick “Colossal.” According to Variety, Stevens will play Hathaway’s ex-boyfriend, who later fights to win her back. Jason Sudeikis also stars in the film. The […]

27.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Google Play Store app price limit doubled to $400

Google Play Store app price limit doubled to $400

(Relaxnews) – Google has upped the ceiling cost for apps and in-app purchases (IAPs) on its Play Store around the world. The US is not the only country where Google has chosen to lift the maximum price developers can ask for an app and IAPs. To name but a few: Canada has gone from $210 to […]

27.10.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
One in five fall foul of the flash drive security test

One in five fall foul of the flash drive security test

(Relaxnews) – The chances are that if you find a penny and pick it up, there’s still an all-day possibility of good fortune. However, the same cannot be said of an abandoned flash drive. Pick one of those up and there’s an all-day risk of falling prey to some form of cybercrime. To highlight how […]

27.10.2015 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
New report highlights disparities among growing Asian American population in western U.S.

New report highlights disparities among growing Asian American population in western U.S.

Disaggregated data shows diversity of challenges faced by Asian Americans and highlights political power of growing demographic WASHINGTON – Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice) released a new report about the growing Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) populations in the Western United States, including Arizona, Hawai’i, Oregon, and the Las Vegas and […]

27.10.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·