Duterte NEDA chief sees 6.6 pct economic growth this year

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The economy could grow up to 6.6 percent this year, below the outgoing government’s target, President-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s incoming socioeconomic planning secretary said Thursday. Duterte, who will take over from President Benigno Aquino on June 30, may not have enough leeway in the remainder of the year to steer growth higher, University […]

03.06.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Marvin Agustin turns alma mater into entrepreneur school

Marvin Agustin turns alma mater into entrepreneur school

Marvin Agustin has added another feather to his cap after he opened a school to teach the youth about entrepreneurship. Agustin established a school that will cater to incoming Grade 11 students who wish to study culinary entrepreneurship, business and entrepreneurship in the future. In a lengthy Facebook post, Agustin recalled his days as a […]

03.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Pippa Middleton’s bridesmaid dress goes on sale…almost

Pippa Middleton’s bridesmaid dress goes on sale…almost

Pippa’s white bridesmaid dress by Alexander McQueen made waves the moment she exited the limo outside Westminster Abbey in 2011. Now, McQueen’s reinterpretation of that same dress is on sale for $1,539. The British designer’s iconic creation for Pippa Middleton on the day of her sister’s wedding to Prince William is a one-of-a-kind. However, McQueen has […]

02.06.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Watch Gwen Stefani’s latest video for ‘Misery’

Watch Gwen Stefani’s latest video for ‘Misery’

Gwen Stefani has dropped a new video from her latest album which explores the pain of her divorce and her new relationship with current partner Blake Shelton. The latest video “Misery” from her March album “This is What the Truth Feels Like” features a stylized Stefani in a selection of couture dresses, an assortment of […]

02.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Washington in sights of Michelin dining guide

Washington in sights of Michelin dining guide

Hungry for a new fine dining frontier, Michelin’s fabled guide is rolling into the US capital city for the first time, officials said Tuesday. Anonymous Michelin inspectors are already out dining their way across Washington, the fourth US city to get its own guide. The guide goes on sale in October, covering just the federal […]

02.06.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
‘Cake Boss’ renewed for at least 2 more seasons

‘Cake Boss’ renewed for at least 2 more seasons

TLC has renewed the popular docuseries “Cake Boss” for an eighth and ninth season, with a total of 30 more episodes,Multichannel reports. “Cake Boss” follows pastry chef Buddy Valastro and his team including his four sisters, two brothers-in-law and cousins, as they run the family bakery. The show has a large, engaged fan base around the […]

02.06.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Oscar winner Brie Larson in talks to play Captain Marvel

Oscar winner Brie Larson in talks to play Captain Marvel

Brie Larson is being eyed to bring one of Marvel’s most popular female superheroes to life on the big screen.   According to Variety, Larson, who just won the best actress Oscar for her role in “Room,” is the frontrunner for the role. The film script is being penned by “Inside Out” scribe Meg LeFauve and […]

02.06.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Boracay resort finalist at World Spa Awards

Boracay resort finalist at World Spa Awards

BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan  (PNA) – A spa and wellness resort in this tourist island was chosen as one of the nominees for the 2nd World Spa Awards. Mandala Spa and Resort Villas has been nominated in two categories, particularly, Asia’s Best Wellness Retreat and Philippines’ Best Wellness Retreat. Situated in a private area in this […]

02.06.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Contests, Destinations, Health & Fitness, Services ·
Cebuana Lhuiller launches National Pilipino Protektado Day, to give free microinsurance to 1M Filipinos

Cebuana Lhuiller launches National Pilipino Protektado Day, to give free microinsurance to 1M Filipinos

MANILA  (PNA) –- Cebuana Lhuillier, the country’s largest microfinancial institution, launched Wednesday the National Pilipino Protektado Day, an initiative that promises to provide more security to different communities in the Philippines. During the unveiling of the project on today at the Fairmont Hotel Makati, the company, in partnership with Pioneer Insurance, announced that it will […]

02.06.2016 · Filled under: Offers, Promotions, Services ·
Annabelle believes Duterte can slash crime in 6 months

Annabelle believes Duterte can slash crime in 6 months

“Para sa akin, kaya niya,” feisty talent manager Annabelle Rama said when asked about whether she believes presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte can suppress criminality in the country in just six months. “Kaya niya ‘yung sinasabi niya na three to six months na wala nang krimen, kayang-kaya niya iyan,” insisted the 63-year-old Rama, a supporter of […]

02.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Angara: New post could be created for Robredo

Angara: New post could be created for Robredo

MANILA,   (Mabuhay) – Senator Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara expressed hope on Wednesday that Vice President-elect Ma. Leonor “Leni” Robredo would be given a role in the new administration or a new position may be created to accommodate her. Angara issued the statement a day after incoming President Rodrigo Duterte named the members of his Cabinet. […]

02.06.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Depp, facing abuse allegations, gets backing from family, friends

Depp, facing abuse allegations, gets backing from family, friends

Johnny Depp, facing abuse allegations from his estranged wife Amber Heard, has received prominent backing from his daughter and former partner Vanessa Paradis, with others also rushing to his defense. Heard, who filed for divorce in Los Angeles last week and appeared in court with a black eye, has accused the Oscar-nominated Hollywood star of […]

31.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
WHO releases new updated guideline on sexual transmission of Zika virus

WHO releases new updated guideline on sexual transmission of Zika virus

The World Health Organization has released an interim guidance update underscoring the mounting evidence that sexual transmission of the Zika virus is not only possible, but more common than previously assumed. The WHO notes that, as of May 19, 12 studies or reports have been published on the sexual transmission of the Zika virus. Though […]

31.05.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, World News ·
Top foods for healthy eyes

Top foods for healthy eyes

American researchers have highlighted the role of diet in maintaining eye health with a list of specific foods, which, when eaten regularly, could reduce eye-related diseases such as age-related macular degeneration by 25%. Foods with the most beneficial effects for eyes include green leafy vegetables and oily fish. Green leafy vegetables Green leafy vegetables, such as spinach, […]

31.05.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Bigger, better now tour 2016 announces new dates, fun-filled program for next-gen Fil-Ams

Bigger, better now tour 2016 announces new dates, fun-filled program for next-gen Fil-Ams

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Next generation Filipino-Americans aged 18 to 44 looking for excitement and adventure in the Philippines may now sign up for the “Now Philippines Tour” or simply, NOW Tour 2016, to be held on new dates 26 August – 3 September 2016 in Manila, Cebu, and Dumaguete. The NOW Tour 2016 is organized by The […]

31.05.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Offers, Promotions, Services ·
Return of ROTC urged

Return of ROTC urged

Bill author says Reserved Officers Training Corps needed amid West PHL sea row By Sammy F. Martin MANILA, May 31 (PNA) – Senator-elect Win Gatchalian sought on Tuesday for incoming President Rodrigo Duterte’s endorsement of his House bill that would bring back the Reserved Officers Training Corps (ROTC) in tertiary-level schools amid the continuing territorial […]

31.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
John Lloyd wants to venture into directing

John Lloyd wants to venture into directing

John Lloyd Cruz hopes to direct a movie in the future. Cruz said he realized that he wants to give directing a try when he attended the Berlin International Film Festival last February. Cruz was among the stars of Lav Diaz’s “Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis” which won the Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize at the […]

31.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
Kris Aquino congratulates Leni, calls VP fight ‘personal’

Kris Aquino congratulates Leni, calls VP fight ‘personal’

Television host and actress Kris Aquino on Friday congratulated Liberal Party bet Leni Robredo for winning the tight vice presidential race, finishing ahead of closest rival Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., according to official tallies. In the vice presidential count, Robredo got 14,418,817 votes against Marcos’s 14,155,344 votes. She was declared the winner coincidentally on […]

31.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Bilateral talks with China over sea row ‘necessary’ – incoming DFA chief Yasay

Bilateral talks with China over sea row ‘necessary’ – incoming DFA chief Yasay

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Incoming Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay on Monday said bilateral talks with China is “necessary” to resolve the long-running territorial disputes in the South China Sea. “I don’t think that there is another way of resolving this dispute except talking to each other,” Yasay said amid a forthcoming ruling by the The […]

31.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Palace on alleged poll fraud: “Let them present proof”

Palace on alleged poll fraud: “Let them present proof”

MANILA (Mabuhay)– Malacanang on Monday said the whistleblowers should present evidence in the proper forum about their allegations that a top government official instructed them to manipulate elections results in favor of the ruling Liberal Party candidates led by presidential candidate Mar Roxas and vice presidential aspirant Leni Robredo. ”Let those who are alleging fraud […]

31.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·