Aquino: BBL will prevent extremism in PHL

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III said that the passing of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will likely prevent the growth of extremism in the country, a threat that has become imminent following the increase in local bandit groups pledging support for ISIS. In a...

Japanese emperor, empress to visit Manila in January

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko are scheduled to pay a state visit to the Philippines in January, Malacañang said on Friday. In a text message to Palace reporters, presidential spokesman Secretary Edwin Lacierda said the state visit would be from...

Duterte says he was too young to complain about priest’s abuse

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on Friday indicated that he was too young to think about filing a complaint when he was allegedly sexually abused by a priest during his high school years at the Ateneo De Davao. “First year, magreklamo ka? Takot ka baka ikaw pa...

QCRTC stops DOTC, LTFRB from issuing permits to operate Uber, GrabCar

MANILA (Mabuhay) – operations under Transportation Network Vehicle Service (TNVS) without a certificate of public convenience (CPC). In a nine-page order, QCRTC Judge Santiago Arenas issued the 20-day restraining order against the implementation of Department of Transportation...

Iza denies she will play Valentina in Darna movie

While fans are abuzz on who will play Darna in the big screen next year, there are also speculations that Iza Calzado is eyeing the role of Valentina, the snake goddess who is the biggest enemy of the iconic Filipina superheroine. The Kapamilya actress, however, was quick to deny...

Volvo surprises with the S90 sedan

(Relaxnews) – Demand for Volvo’s new flagship SUV might be setting records but the XC90 is about to get some serious competition, from another Volvo. The Volvo in question, the all new S90, is the first sedan the company has built on its clever new internal...

Versace launches Spring / Summer 16 campaign

(Relaxnews) – Gigi Hadid, Raquel Zimmerman and Natasha Poly feature in Versace’s women’s campaign, a collaboration between Donatella Versace and Steven Klein. American photographer Klein, especially well known for his work with Madonna and Lady Gaga, took to the...

Meat and vegetable prices drive Nov. inflation to 1.1%

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Inflation quickened to 1.1 percent in November from 0.4 percent the previous month due to an increase in consumer prices of both food and non-food items, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said on Friday. “The 1.1 percent reported by the...