Non-passage of BBL caused ‘widespread frustration’ within MILF – Iqbal

Non-passage of BBL caused ‘widespread frustration’ within MILF – Iqbal

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The non-passage of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) in Congress has caused “widespread frustration” among the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and the people of Mindanao, according to Mohagher Iqbal, chief peace negotiator of the MILF. “[T]here is widespread frustration on the ground by our people and members of the MILF,” Iqbal […]

15.02.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Pope unleashes ‘super confessors’ to tackle special sins

Pope unleashes ‘super confessors’ to tackle special sins

By Ella Ide Vatican City, Holy See | AFP |   − Dubbed ‘super confessors’,  for one year only they can absolve sins usually only pardoned by the pope himself. And on Wednesday over 1,000 of these “missionaries of mercy”, handpicked by Pope Francis, were sent forth to win back the hearts of those who have left the Catholic Church […]

15.02.2016 · Filled under: World News ·
Bongbong open to reviving two-party system in politics

Bongbong open to reviving two-party system in politics

MANILA (Mabuhay)– Vice presidential aspirant Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said Thursday he is open to bringing back the two-party system in politics instead of the multi-party system. Marcos said legislators must seriously look into crafting a law that revive the two-party system in order to prevent politicians from switching from one party to the […]

15.02.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Arron Villaflor shares real score with Yen Santos

Arron Villaflor shares real score with Yen Santos

Actor Arron Villaflor finally talked about the real score between him and his “All of Me” co-star, Yen Santos. In an interview on Friday, Villaflor admitted that he and Santos reached the point of being “more than friends.” But he was quick to add that they never became a couple. “Naging sweet-sweetan kami. Umabot doon. […]

15.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
Ash Ortega goes solo but wants a love team

Ash Ortega goes solo but wants a love team

MANILA (Mabuhay) — 17-year old Ash Ortega is going solo in “Wish I May,” her first soap opera for 2016. But if she has it her way, she’d rather have a love team partner. Ash believes love teams are the way to go in showbiz nowadays. She is aware of how several young actors and […]

15.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·

Supreme Court puts Obama carbon emissions plan on hold

Washington, United States | AFP |   − The US Supreme Court on Tuesday put on hold President Barack Obama’s sweeping plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fueled power plants pending a legal challenge. A coalition of 27 US states is suing in a lower court to halt Obama’s Clean Power Plan, and petitioned the Supreme Court to suspend […]

12.02.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

CARE launches California Council on Carpet Recycling

18-member advisory group to give voice to diverse stakeholders Sacramento, CA  – The Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) has announced the formation of the California Council on Carpet Recycling (Carpet Council), an 18-member advisory group, selected to provide guidance to CARE on California’s carpet recycling efforts. The Council represents diverse stakeholders from across the state […]

12.02.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Health & Fitness, Services ·

Duterte: Roxas, LP using bottom-up budgeting to buy votes

MANILA, Feb 12 (Mabuhay) — Liberal Party standard bearer Mar Roxas and LP officials were accused by the camp of presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte of bribing local chief executives via the government’s bottom-up budgeting (BUB) program. Roxas’ promise, supported by President Benigno Aquino III, is offered to gain the support of local officials, Peter Laviña, […]

12.02.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Lovi Poe indulges her passion for singing

Lovi Poe indulges her passion for singing

She is Primera Aktresa to her home network and the fans but even before she gained renown in acting, one of Lovi Poe’s biggest passions has always been music with an album to boot under her name. The singer-actress returned to roots at Music Museum over the weekend in the concert “Fantaisie” co-billed with Solenn […]

12.02.2016 · Filled under: News ·

President Aquino to receive honorary Doctorate from Loyola Marymount University in California

RANCHO MIRAGE, California, Feb 12 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III will be conferred an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree by the Loyola Marymount University (LMU) during his upcoming working visit to Los Angeles, California. President Aquino will be presented the honorary degree at LMU’s Life Sciences Building Auditorium on February 17 “in […]

12.02.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Ford plans SUVs for the whole family

Ford plans SUVs for the whole family

Projected demand for rugged off-roaders and crossovers among Millennial and baby boomer drivers means that Ford is aiming to launch four brand new SUVs over the next four years. Ford’s latest research shows that for Millennials, the SUV style appeals more than any other and that, when younger drivers start thinking about starting a family, […]

11.02.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Burger King to begin selling hot dogs with Snoop Dogg

Burger King to begin selling hot dogs with Snoop Dogg

US fast food chain Burger King wants to be the king of the hot dog, and has enlisted the help of rapper Snoop Dogg and singer Charo to help sell their newest menu addition. Starting later this month, the burger behemoth will begin throwing weiners on the grill to sell alongside their signature Whoppers. The […]

11.02.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
‘Hidden Figures:’ Taraji P. Henson follows Golden Globe with NASA biopic

‘Hidden Figures:’ Taraji P. Henson follows Golden Globe with NASA biopic

Golden Globe winner Taraji P. Henson is being linked with a lead role in an upcoming film adaptation of “Hidden Figures,” the story of a team of NASA mathematicians who proved essential to the Space Race. Few may have known her name until recently, but NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson was an integral part of the […]

11.02.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Supreme Court puts Obama carbon emissions plan on hold

Supreme Court puts Obama carbon emissions plan on hold

Washington, United States | AFP |   − The US Supreme Court on Tuesday put on hold President Barack Obama’s sweeping plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fueled power plants pending a legal challenge. A coalition of 27 US states is suing in a lower court to halt Obama’s Clean Power Plan, and petitioned the Supreme Court to suspend […]

11.02.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Poe admits weight loss, but says she’s healthy

Poe admits weight loss, but says she’s healthy

TOLEDO City, Cebu  (Mabuhay) − Senator Grace Poe on Wednesday admitted that she is losing weight, but assured that she remains in good health and fit for the election campaign season. Poe, who noticeably looked gaunter at the official start of the campaign period than in 2015, attributed her weight loss to her failure to […]

11.02.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Jasmine in good terms with Anne, Erwan

Jasmine in good terms with Anne, Erwan

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– The latest post of Jasmine Curtis-Smith on her Snapchat account proves that her relationship with her sister, Anne, and her sister’s boyfriend, Erwan Heussaff, remains strong. This comes amid the social media frenzy caused by a photo of Jasmine and Heussaff went viral online. On Tuesday, Jasmine shared on Snapchat a 10-second […]

11.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Clooney opens Berlin film fest with spotlight on refugees

Clooney opens Berlin film fest with spotlight on refugees

George Clooney opened the Berlin film festival Thursday with Europe’s refugee influx in the spotlight, saying he would meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel about lending star power to help with the crisis. The 11-day Berlinale, one of the top three cinema showcases in Europe along with Cannes and Venice, kicked off with a screening of […]

11.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Tinder-style apps score as online dating grows

Tinder-style apps score as online dating grows

The age-old quest for love is moving inexorably online for young and old Americans alike — whether this means swiping on their phone for a hot date, or using matchmaking sites to find the perfect mate. The 18 to 24 crowd has warmed to smartphone apps like Tinder that help them spot a match among […]

11.02.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Lifestyle, Online, Science & Technology ·
The Godiva Valentine’s Day Collection

The Godiva Valentine’s Day Collection

GODIVA is encouraging its customers to share their love and create lasting memories this Valentine’s Day with the following new and unique collection of products created especially for the holiday: Coupes d’amour Collection: With whimsical packaging designed by French artist Charlotte Gastaut, the Coupes d’amour chocolates are little “cups of love,” with flavors including ganache and caramel layered in […]

11.02.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Holidays, Offers, Promotions, Valentine's Day ·
Behavioral factors linked to half of postmenopausal breast cancer cases, study finds

Behavioral factors linked to half of postmenopausal breast cancer cases, study finds

(Relaxnews) − A French study carried out at the Insistut Gustave Roussy in Villejuif and published in the International Journal of Cancer has found that half of postmenopausal breast cancer cases can be attributed to behavioral factors such as poor diet, alcohol consumption and being overweight. The research showed that more than half (53.5%) of […]

10.02.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·