500 years after reformation, Pope knocks on Lutherans’ door

By Angus Mackinnon Vatican City, Holy See | AFP |  – Pope Francis will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation by attending an ecumenical service in Sweden as a guest of the Lutheran church, the Vatican said Monday. In a highly symbolic act of reconciliation that would even recently have been unthinkable for a Catholic pontiff, Francis will […]

23.01.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Palace hails PH’s credit rating upgrade from Seoul-based NICE: ‘Very nice’

Palace hails PH’s credit rating upgrade from Seoul-based NICE: ‘Very nice’

MANILA, Jan 23 (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Saturday welcomed the upgrade in the country’s credit rating from a Seoul-based debt watcher. Presidential communications undersecretary Manuel L. Quezon III said the credit rating upgrade from the National Information and Credit Evaluation (NICE) was “very nice.” “The NICE upgrade—it’s very nice—this is the NICE Investors Services of […]

23.01.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·

Retired police general claims he has ‘critical evidence’ on Mamasapano cover-up

MANILA, Jan 23 (Mabuhay) – A retired police official on Saturday said he has in his possession a digital audio recording of a conversation between a ranking government official and a lawmaker about the January 25 Mamasapano encounter last year. Retired police Chief Superintendent Diosdado Valeroso said during a press conference in Quezon City that […]

23.01.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Matteo fulfills late grandpa’s wish with new soap

Matteo fulfills late grandpa’s wish with new soap

Actor Matteo Guidicelli is thrilled over his newest soap “Dolce Amore” with lead stars Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano. Guidicelli shared why the upcoming soap is special to him. Guidicelli, who last year lost his Italian grandfather, Lolo Nono, shared that they also shot some scenes for the said soap in Italy. “You know in […]

23.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·

Kris begs off from ‘Pilipinas Got Talent’

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Kris Aquino begged off from accepting the role as juror in the new season of the reality show, “Pilipinas Got Talent.” Kris, 44, thinks it’s no longer healthy for her to accept as much projects as she used to. “Kaya daw baka ang ‘Kris TV’ (aired from Monday to Friday on ABS-CBN) […]

23.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Pandora launches Valentine’s Day collection

Pandora launches Valentine’s Day collection

(Relaxnews) – Jewelry brand Pandora has launched its romantic collection for shoppers looking to convey their love with bling this Valentine’s Day. The new collection comprises a series of .925 sterling silver and 14k gold jewelry pieces that are intricately decorated with shimmering stones, shining enamel and hearts. Its star piece is a heart-shaped design […]

19.01.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Holidays, Home & Garden, Valentine's Day ·
Academy head ‘heartbroken’ over lack of diversity at Oscars

Academy head ‘heartbroken’ over lack of diversity at Oscars

(Los Angeles-AFP) – Following an outcry over the all-white roster of actors nominated for this year’s Oscars, the president of the film academy said Monday she was heartbroken by the lack of diversity and working to implement change. “This is a difficult but important conversation, and it’s time for big changes,” Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president […]

19.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
New Adidas football boots come with no strings attached

New Adidas football boots come with no strings attached

(Relaxnews) – The ACE 16+ Purecontrol is the world’s first lace-free professional football boot. Teased towards the end of 2015 via social media, the footwear is now official and will be going on limited sale on January 23 at flagship Adidas stores in cities within soccer’s heartland — Marseille, Barcelona, London, Manchester and Paris. Anything […]

19.01.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Sports & Recreation ·
Japanese kabuki set to perform in glitzy Las Vegas

Japanese kabuki set to perform in glitzy Las Vegas

(Tokyo, Japan-AFP) – Japan’s elaborate all-male kabuki theatre is heading to glitzy Las Vegas for a series of paid shows, organisers said Monday, in a bid to spread the classical Japanese art form to a global audience. Japanese film and theatre company Shochiku said it would present the “Japan Kabuki Festival” in May, including a […]

19.01.2016 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
ZTE’s latest phone has an eye for security

ZTE’s latest phone has an eye for security

(Relaxnews) – The Nubia Prague S launched on Monday is packed full of premium specifications can be unlocked via an eye scan. Announced in China, where it will be initially launched with a price tag of around $365, the Nubia Prague boasts a flagship all-metal external case, a full HD 5.2-inch display and a 13-megapixle-rear-facing […]

19.01.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Comelec ratifies Guanzon comment on Poe DQ case

Comelec ratifies Guanzon comment on Poe DQ case

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Taking into account the greater interest of credible elections, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) ratified and validated on Friday the comment written and submitted by Commissioner Rowena Guanzon to the Supreme Court (SC) last week in relation to the disqualification of Senator Grace Poe. The Comelec resolution also confirmed and ratified the […]

19.01.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Coco open to doing a ‘Beauty and the Bestie’ sequel

Coco open to doing a ‘Beauty and the Bestie’ sequel

Following the success of Vice Ganda’s “Beauty and the Bestie,” lead actor Coco Martin said he is open to revisiting his role as a cop for a sequel to the comedy. The 34-year-old Martin hinted: “Sa ganda po ng kinalabasan, sa ganda po ng proyekto namin – baka, baka. Kahit kami na-in love kami sa […]

19.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
US economy mostly growing, some areas flat: Fed report

US economy mostly growing, some areas flat: Fed report

Washington, United States | AFP |   – The US economy grew in most parts of the country, while the New York and Kansas City regions reported essentially flat growth, a closely watched Federal Reserve report showed Wednesday. The Beige Book report said that nine of the Fed’s 12 districts had reported increased economic activity that was either “moderate” or […]

19.01.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
US Supreme Court appears poised to rule against unions

US Supreme Court appears poised to rule against unions

By Sébastien Blanc Washington, United States | AFP |   – The US Supreme Court appeared likely Monday to deal a major blow to public employee unions that could see them lose millions of dollars in fees that state laws force non-union members to pay. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy, who often holds the balance between […]

19.01.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Friends Reunited closing down

Friends Reunited closing down

(Relaxnews) – The world’s first genuine online social network is to shutter after 15 years. Before Facebook, Myspace, Bebo or Google + came Friends Reunited. A very simple online community that identified and connected people by the school, college or university they attended. Dreamed up by Julie Pankhurst while on maternity leave as a way […]

18.01.2016 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Real men wear makeup: hot male beauty looks from Milan Fashion Week

Real men wear makeup: hot male beauty looks from Milan Fashion Week

(Relaxnews) – Milan Men’s Fashion Week hit the Italian style capital Friday, bringing with it not only the hottest togs for Autumn/Winter 2016, but also the biggest and boldest new male beauty trends. Here are three on-point looks from the catwalks. Long hair don’t care Yes, there were a few shaved heads here and there, […]

18.01.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Is LA prepared to repair potholes caused by El Niño?

Is LA prepared to repair potholes caused by El Niño?

Los Angeles – Making good on his commitment to improving Los Angeles’s vast road network, City Controller Ron Galperin said his office will soon begin a follow-up audit of the Bureau of Street Services’ (BSS) pavement preservation program. The audit will assess BSS’s progress in implementing recommendations made by Galperin in his 2014 audit of […]

18.01.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Benefits of cheap oil will come, but not soon

Benefits of cheap oil will come, but not soon

By Virginie Montet Washington, United States | AFP |   – With petroleum investment and the manufacturing sector sagging and the stock market in free fall, many Americans are wondering when they will begin to see the benefits of cheap oil. Crude oil prices have tumbled by 70 percent since mid-2014, dropping this year below $30 a barrel, a […]

18.01.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Aquino belittles Binay lead in latest poll

Aquino belittles Binay lead in latest poll

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Friday belittled the lead garnered by Vice President Jejomar Binay in the latest survey of pollster Social Weather Stations (SWS) on the presidential hopefuls. “It’s a snapshot right now. Wala pa tayo sa talagang kampanya… Baka may parte na walang naalalang negative sa kasalukuyan ‘yung mga natanong. […]

18.01.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Sam Concepcion’s new album to have all original songs

Sam Concepcion’s new album to have all original songs

For 2016, Sam Concepcion would like to focus not just on acting but on music as well. Following his successful stint on the second season of “Your Face Sounds Familiar,” Concepcion, who is is part of the ABS-CBN series “You’re My Home,” revealed that he will release his new album this year. Concepcion said the […]

18.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·