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Japanese tourist held for bringing in excessive cash at NAIA Terminal 1

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Agents of the Bureau of Customs (BoC) based at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 placed under arrest late Tuesday night an arriving Japanese tourist for bringing in more than the allowed amount of cash […]
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Aquino: Sabah claim not part of agenda in Malaysia visit

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday said the Philippines’ claim to Sabah will not be among the topics during his state visit to Malaysia later this month. “Sabah [is] not part of the agenda. Maraming topics [sa […]
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Former Prisoners’ Employment Program proposed

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Since employers are reluctant to hire former prisoners, it is necessary for government to set a program to enable these ex-inmates find gainful work to provide for their families, a lawmaker Wednesday said. “Statistics reveal, sad to […]
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Customs to probe own staff within over illegal rice imports

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is on a nationwide probe to determine how some 200,000 metric tons of rice entered various ports in the country in 2013 without the required import permit from the National Food Authority […]
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Dismissed cadet’s case not about being late in class – PMA

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Cadet Aldrin Jeff Cudia’s dismissal is not an issue of tardiness, the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) said in a statement Thursday as it defended itself from negative public perception stemming from a Facebook post that went viral. […]
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New technique boosts broccoli’s shelf life, health benefits: researchers

(Relaxnews) – Broccoli has long been celebrated for its many nutritional benefits, including its anti-cancer properties. In addition to ongoing research involving the veggie’s use in preventing cancer, researchers at the University of Illinois have found a way to...
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Lonely Planet releases guide for spicy food lovers

(Relaxnews) – Travel guide Lonely Planet has released a new book for chili and spice lovers that will allow readers to travel to exotic and remote locales via their taste buds. To be released next month, “The World’s Best Spicy […]
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Design moves to Asia for the first ever Singapore Design Week

(Relaxnews) – Singapore’s first-ever Design Week (SDW) is approaching, and with the two major trade platforms — theInternational Furniture Fair Singapore and the Paris-based design salon Maison&Objet Asia – hitting the city simultaneously, the Asian...