PWDs hope PNoy won’t veto bill on VAT exemption, discounts

PWDs hope PNoy won’t veto bill on VAT exemption, discounts

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The country’s persons with disabilities are hoping that the so-called Malasakit Bill will not go the way of the P2,000 SSS pension hike that President Benigno Aquino III vetoed in January. The bill already approved by both houses of Congress provides for, among others, exempts PWDs from paying value added tax on […]

22.02.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Matteo: I had my best Valentine’s Day with Sarah

Matteo: I had my best Valentine’s Day with Sarah

MANILA (Mabuhay) — “I had the best Valentine’s of my life because I was with the love of my life.” These were the words of “Dolce Amore” star Matteo Guidicelli after he was asked to describe his Valentine’s Day date with his girlfriend, pop star Sarah Geronimo. The 25-year-old Filipino-Italian actor talked about his February […]

22.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Enrique on real status with Liza: ‘It develops more’

Enrique on real status with Liza: ‘It develops more’

Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano clarified they are not in a romantic relationship yet and would rather focus on their showbiz career. At the recent press conference of “Dolce Amore,” the love team’s newest primetime series on ABS-CBN, the actor said their friendship remains the same but “it develops more”. Gil has not officially courted […]

22.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Romee Strijd gets her first solo fragrance campaign

Romee Strijd gets her first solo fragrance campaign

Supermodel Romee Strijd has been named as the face of the new Victoria’s Secret scent, “xo, Victoria”. The Dutch beauty, who became a Victoria’s Secret Angel in 2015, unveiled the fragrance in New York following the shooting of a sultry black-and-white shoot to accompany the campaign, which is her first solo commercial. Inspired by the […]

22.02.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Lifestyle ·
Fun and self-discovery await next-gen Filipino-Americans on now tour 2016

Fun and self-discovery await next-gen Filipino-Americans on now tour 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Filipino-Americans aged 18 to 44 have the chance to rediscover their roots while taking on an exciting adventure in the Philippines by joining the “Now Philippines Tour” or simply, NOW Tour 2016, to be held on 7-14 April 2016 in the key destinations of Manila, Dumaguete and Cebu. “Wherever I go in the United States, […]

22.02.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Offers, Promotions ·
Shiseido introduces White Lucent, Bio-Performance, Ibuki, Sun Protection, and Makeup for the upcoming season

Shiseido introduces White Lucent, Bio-Performance, Ibuki, Sun Protection, and Makeup for the upcoming season

NEW YORK – Shiseido, one of the oldest cosmetics companies in the world, introduced its Spring 2016 collection, including several products from its White Lucent and Ibuki lines. The collection also features a new foundation and sun protection lotion for sensitive skin and children. Products from the Spring 2016 collection are formulated with breakthrough technologies […]

22.02.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Offers, Promotions ·

Duterte ‘buoyed’ by gain in SWS poll; Roxas says he’s made progress

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Presidential candidates on Monday expressed optimism following the release of the results of the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey which showed that Vice President Jejomar Binay remains to be the most preferred presidential candidate but by a dipping margin. The camp of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said that the tough-talking […]

18.02.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·

Honasan: Marcos better president than Cory

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Vice presidential candidate Sen. Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan said the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos Sr. is the better president than the late Corazon Aquino. Asked who is the better president between the two, Honasan briefly answered: “Marcos.” However, Honasan clarified said that he was comparing the first six years of the administration of […]

18.02.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Kylie Jenner builds up her beauty empire

Kylie Jenner builds up her beauty empire

She has conquered the lipstick industry, and now Kylie Jenner is on a mission to expand her cosmetics empire. The reality star and budding designer is preparing to launch her own nail line, WWD reports. Created in collaboration with US brand SinfulColors, the project comprises three limited-edition collections and will be released under the name “King Kylie […]

18.02.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars, Lifestyle ·
Irma Adlawan, teen son fight off armed burglar

Irma Adlawan, teen son fight off armed burglar

Irma Adlawan and her teen son survived a home invasion, sustaining gashes and bruises, the actress’ daughter Mara Marasigan shared on Facebook Friday afternoon. According to Marasigan, a knife-wielding burglar entered their family home in Cavite around 11 p.m. Thursday night. Her brother Ben and mother, however, were able to subdue the burglar, who was […]

18.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·

Binay hits Aquino administration for ‘sin’ of poverty

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay blamed the Aquino administration for committing the “sin” of poverty despite claims of a booming economy. In his speech before a crowd of residents in Barangay 178, Pasay City at the covered court on Monday, Binay said the administration should be faulted for ignoring the poor while making […]

18.02.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PHL preparing to auction off Marcos jewels

PHL preparing to auction off Marcos jewels

Manila, Philippines | AFP |   – Philippine authorities pledged Monday to auction off as soon as possible millions of dollars’ worth of jewellery recovered from late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his family. The Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG), created to recover the millions stolen by Marcos and his allies, has also launched a website aimed at retrieving hundreds […]

18.02.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·

Dungeness crab health advisory lifted along Central California coast

SACRAMENTO – The health advisory regarding Dungeness crabs caught along the coast has been lifted from state waters in all areas south of Latitude 38° 00’ N, nearPoint Reyes. California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith lifted this advisory today due to recent tests showing that traces of domoic […]

18.02.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Local News, Services ·

John Paul II had ‘intense’ friendship with married woman: BBC

By James Pheby London, United Kingdom | AFP |   – Pope John Paul II had a close relationship with a married woman which lasted over 30 years according to letters which feature in a documentary being shown by the BBC on Monday. The documentary does not claim he broke his vow of celibacy with Polish-born philosopher and writer Anna-Teresa […]

18.02.2016 · Filled under: World News ·

Chiz hopeful of favorable SC ruling for Poe in March

PANGASINAN—Independent vice-presidential candidate Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero is looking forward to a favorable Supreme Court ruling for his presidential running mate Sen. Grace Poe as they expect the high court to hand down its decision next month. During the campaign sortie of the Partido Galing at Puso in vote-rich Pangasinan province, Escudero said the SC […]

18.02.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
DNA rice breakthrough raises ‘green revolution’ hopes

DNA rice breakthrough raises ‘green revolution’ hopes

By Cecil Morella LOS BAÑOS, Philippines | AFP   – Rice-growing techniques learned through thousands of years of trial and error are about to be turbocharged with DNA technology in a breakthrough hailed by scientists as a potential second “green revolution”. Over the next few years farmers are expected to have new genome sequencing technology at their disposal, helping […]

18.02.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
LA 2024 bid unveils Olympic logo, sunny slogan

LA 2024 bid unveils Olympic logo, sunny slogan

Los Angeles, United States | AFP |   – Los Angeles 2024 Olympic bid chiefs unveiled an official logo of an angel basking in rays of Californian sunshine on Tuesday as the city cranked up its campaign to stage the games for a third time. The brightly colored logo is accompanied by an official slogan, urging people to “Follow the […]

18.02.2016 · Filled under: Local News, Sports & Recreation ·
Get the Spring/Summer 2016 catwalk look with Giorgio Armani’s ‘Runway’ make-up collection

Get the Spring/Summer 2016 catwalk look with Giorgio Armani’s ‘Runway’ make-up collection

The Italian fashion house is back with another make-up collection inspired by one of its catwalk shows. Created backstage at the SS16 show, this season’s Armani “Runway” collection features four new products and launches internationally on February 22. For an easy way to recreate catwalk make-up looks, Giorgio Armani’s “Runway” collection puts a selection of […]

16.02.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Lifestyle ·
Cliffhanger presidential election race begins

Cliffhanger presidential election race begins

By Karl Malakunas Manila, Philippines | AFP |  − A cliffhanger race to lead the Philippines began Tuesday with emotion-charged rallies by a dead movie star’s adopted daughter, a politician who brags about killing criminals and other top contenders. The three-month election campaign got under way with four aspirants standing a genuine chance of succeeding popular President Benigno Aquino, […]

16.02.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Center seeks more space to save monkey-eating Philippine eagle

Center seeks more space to save monkey-eating Philippine eagle

Manila, Philippines | AFP |   − A Philippine breeding centre trying to save the country’s critically endangered monkey-eating eagle has been so successful it is now scrambling for space, officials said Monday. Another eaglet was hatched last week, the second in barely three months, helping the giant bird’s fight against extinction. The chick, born from the natural mating of […]

16.02.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·