Inflation slows down to 2.2% in April as food, fuel, electricity prices slip – NEDA

MANILA, May 5 (Mabuhay) — Lower prices of food, fuel and electricity brought the headline inflation down to 2.2 percent in April from 2.4 percent in March and from 4.1 percent in April 2014, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) reported on Tuesday. The...

11.4M families considered themselves poor in Q1 2015 – SWS

MANILA, May 5 (Mabuhay) — Some 11.4 million families, or 51 percent of respondents, rated themselves poor in the first quarter of 2015, according to a new survey taken by pollster Social Weather Stations. According to the SWS, the the first quarter’s 51 percent was...

Luis on Angel: She’s my rock and cheerleader

MANILA, May 5 (Mabuhay) — Luis Manzano and Angel Locsin have yet to get married but Luis’ mother, Batangas Governor Vilma Santos, is already asking them for a grandchild. “Si mommy mas nagpi-pressure ng apo. Mas apo pa. Mas nagmamadali siya sa apo. Si Tito Ralph, si mommy,...

Speaker to Pacquiao: Don’t quit boxing just yet

MANILA, May 4 (Mabuhay) – The top leader of the House of Representatives, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, urged colleague Rep. Manny Pacquiao not to retire yet from boxing. In a statement, Belmonte said Pacquiao should not entertain retiring from boxing because he is still young. “We...

Jake Cuenca not in a rush to settle down

Although he is already 27 and old enough to get married, Jake Cuenca said he is not in a rush to settle down and start his own family. Cuenca said he just wants to go with the flow and see what’s in store for him. “Bahala na si Batman. Kung naramdaman mo, gawin mo. Sa akin sa...

Pacquiao dismayed at Nevada Commission for blocking injection

MANILA, May 4 (Mabuhay) – Filipino boxing icon Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao expressed his disappointment at the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) after he was denied an injection inside the locker room that could have numbed the pain in his injured right shoulder. Pacquiao lost...

Usman is dead, aide may have betrayed him – AFP

MANILA, May 4 (Mabuhay) — The military is verifying reports that wanted bomb maker Abdul Basit Usman died during a gun fight within his group, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff General Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr. said Monday. Speaking to reporters, Catapang...

Audi’s smarter way to own a car

“Audi on demand” is an app-based concierge service set to go live this week in San Francisco that gives users the chance to book the use of any car in the company’s current range for up to a month. The system, which will see anything from an A4 sedan to the latest R8 supercar...

An apple before shopping keeps junk food on the shelf

(Relaxnews) – Eating an apple upon entering the grocery store led to shoppers buying 25 percent more fruits and vegetables than those who did not in a new study from the Cornell Food & Brand Lab. “What this teaches us,” says Aner Tal, PhD of Cornell,...

Indonesia won’t allow Veloso to testify in PHL – report

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Mary Jane Veloso will not be allowed by the Indonesian government to come to the Philippines for the preliminary investigation of the human trafficking, illegal recruitment, and estafa complaints against her alleged recruiter, an Indonesia-based newspaper...
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