December inflation quickens at 1.5% — NEDA

December inflation quickens at 1.5% — NEDA

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Quicker price movements in food and energy pushed inflation to 1.5 percent in December from 1.1 percent in November, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said on Tuesday. This brought the full-year 2015 inflation to 1.4 percent, below the government’s target range of 2.0 to 4.0 percent for 2015. “Price increases […]

06.01.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Bongbong Marcos optimistic ill-gotten wealth decision won’t affect his VP bid

Bongbong Marcos optimistic ill-gotten wealth decision won’t affect his VP bid

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Tuesday expressed confidence that the Sandiganbayan decision ordering the Marcoses and the family of alleged Marcos crony Alfonso Lim to return the properties claimed by government will not affect his vice presidential bid. “I don’t see why, “Marcos told reporters when asked about the matter. Marcos, a […]

06.01.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Solenn Heussaff marries Nico Bolzico in Argentina

Solenn Heussaff marries Nico Bolzico in Argentina

Actress Solenn Heussaff has reportedly gotten married to non-showbiz partner Nico Bolzico in Argentina. Actress and model Isabelle Daza shared a “snap” with the caption “Mr and Mrs. Bolzico” on photo and video sharing app Snapchat. Followers of Heussaff on Instagram also sent their well wishes to the newlywed actress. With Heussaff on her wedding […]

06.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Hollywood Stars ·
Diet to lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease also ranked No. 1 easiest to follow in 2016

Diet to lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease also ranked No. 1 easiest to follow in 2016

(Relaxnews) – A diet created to combat Alzheimer’s by a team of US researchers has also been ranked as the easiest diet to follow and the second-best diet for healthy eating for 2016 by US News & World Report. Short for Mediterranean-DASH Diet Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay, the MIND diet is a combination of the […]

06.01.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ is now the fourth biggest movie of all time

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ is now the fourth biggest movie of all time

(Relaxnews) – Taking $1.54 billion at the box office since its release on December 18, the seventh episode in the “Star Wars” story has overtaken “Furious 7″ and “Avengers: Age of Ultron” to become the fourth highest-grossing movie of all time. As of this week, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is shaking things up in […]

06.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
It was ‘Showtime’ at the 127th Rose Parade

It was ‘Showtime’ at the 127th Rose Parade

By Abner Galino First, the news: Skywriters benefitted from a cloudless blue sky off the scenic town of Pasadena to trash Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Five planes circled the skies and wrote: America is great. Trump is disgusting. Anybody but Trump. The letters that formed out of white smoke spewed out from the planes […]

06.01.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
New York embarks on medical marijuana use Thursday

New York embarks on medical marijuana use Thursday

(New York-AFP) – New York officially launches marijuana as a form of medical treatment Thursday, becoming the 23rd US state to do so as the taboo surrounding its legalized medicinal use starts to shift. Under the legislation, five companies are authorized to grow marijuana for medicinal purposes in the state, but only one — Bloomfield […]

06.01.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
‘Trump is disgusting’: Skywriters slam White House hopeful

‘Trump is disgusting’: Skywriters slam White House hopeful

Los Angeles, United States | AFP |   – Multiple planes took to the skies Friday in California to lampoon Donald Trump in a series of “skywriting” messages, including: “America is great! Trump is disgusting.” Six skywriting planes were used in the anti-Trump stunt above the annual Rose Parade in Pasadena, CNN said. Other messages hitting out at Trump, the […]

05.01.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Will 2016 mark the beginning of the end of automotive design?

Will 2016 mark the beginning of the end of automotive design?

(Relaxnews) – Renowned car designer Chris Bangle explains why he is getting animated, quite literally, about the future of automotive design and how if, as he fears, designers are about to be replaced by software, that their unique talents could be the key to bringing a human feel to robotics instead. “I am concerned that […]

05.01.2016 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Craig Strickland bandmates mourn country singer’s death in Facebook post

Craig Strickland bandmates mourn country singer’s death in Facebook post

(Relaxnews) – Bandmates of country singer Craig Strickland, who was found dead Monday after disappearing more than a week ago, expressed their grief on the group’s Facebook page calling him “the most amazing person whose passion for life couldn’t be matched.” Strickland was reported missing on Dec. 26 after leaving for a duck hunting trip […]

05.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer screenplay complete

Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer screenplay complete

(Relaxnews) – A Jennifer Lawrence/Amy Schumer film is one step closer to hitting the big screen after Lawrence confirmed in a British interview that the BFFs have finished writing the script. In a BBC 6 Music interview Monday, Lawrence told host Lauren Laverne that the pair have put the finishing touches on the first draft […]

05.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Jennylyn Mercado starts the new year on FHM cover

Jennylyn Mercado starts the new year on FHM cover

There’s no break in Jennylyn Mercado’s lucky streak yet. Fresh from her back-to-back win as Best Actress in the Metro Manila Film Festival, the sexiest woman alive is gracing the cover of FHM Philippines again. The year 2015 was good for Jen. Aside from her Best Actress win for “Walang Forever” and being voted FHM’s […]

05.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
‘Walang Forever’ tops MMFF 2015 awards

‘Walang Forever’ tops MMFF 2015 awards

Romantic-comedy “Walang Forever” dominated the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) awards night at the Kia Theater in Cubao on Sunday, taking home five major awards, including the coveted Best Picture prize. Directed by Dan Villegas, “Walang Forever” also took the top acting awards for lead stars Jericho Rosales and Jennylyn Mercado. The film also bagged […]

05.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
103 injured in Black Nazarene procession

103 injured in Black Nazarene procession

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A total of 103 people were injured during the thanksgiving procession of the Black Nazarene. Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) Chief Johnny Yu told the media that only minor injuries have been recorded and these were immediately given first aid treatment. Meanwhile, Yu said only two devotees suffered chest […]

05.01.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
“War and Peace” debuts with 6.3 million UK viewers

“War and Peace” debuts with 6.3 million UK viewers

(Relax news) – The six-part adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s “War and Peace” made a strong debut in the UK, with 6.3 million tuning in to watch it on BBC One on Sunday, according to Deadline. The epic tale, produced in partnership with the BBC Cymru Wales, The Weinstein Company and BBC Worldwide/Lookout Point, stars Lily James, […]

04.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
The science of eating – new ideas for a healthier 2016

The science of eating – new ideas for a healthier 2016

(Relaxnews) – The first issue of The Journal of the Association for Consumer Research out of Cornell University Food and Brand Lab has brought together some of the newest ideas in the science of eating for its January 2016 issue. Here we round up the key ideas that can be easily incorporated at home to help prevent […]

04.01.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
DOH: 1 dead, 384 injured from firecrackers, stray bullets

DOH: 1 dead, 384 injured from firecrackers, stray bullets

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Despite at least one death reported due to firecracker injuries, officials of the Department of Health (DOH) on Friday noted a “general reduction” in the number of victims due to fireworks and stray bullets amid the New Year revelry. The casualty, who was not named during the DOH briefing, was a drunk […]

04.01.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Anne to make up for lost time, denies she’s engaged

Anne to make up for lost time, denies she’s engaged

Anne Curtis was not that visible in 2015. She didn’t have a new movie (her last was “The Gifted” last year) and her last TV show was “Dyesebel” that ran from March to July of 2014 yet. It’s good she still has regular exposure on “It’s Showtime”, but we don’t think that’s enough. As we […]

04.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
How to boost your immune system when the temperature drops

How to boost your immune system when the temperature drops

(Relaxnews) – Sudden changes in temperature have a negative effect on our bodies, which are weakened at the end of the year by cumulative tiredness. This makes us more susceptible to colds, ear infections, pharyngitis, and sore throats. Echinacea, propolis, vitamin C and grapefruit seed extract can help to protect us from viruses by strengthening […]

04.01.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
New study looks at 2016 travel habits of English, French and Spanish speakers

New study looks at 2016 travel habits of English, French and Spanish speakers

(Relaxnews) – An international study by travel platform U2GUIDE shows that 66% of Anglophone travelers choose adventure when looking to their next vacation, as opposed to 63% for Hispanophones and 56% for Francophones. The global sum-up studied men and women from Anglophone (primarily the United States and the United Kingdom), Francophone (primarily France and Canada) […]

04.01.2016 · Filled under: Destinations ·