Philippines to expel ‘undesirable’ Australian nun who irked Duterte

MANILA — The Philippines blacklisted and ordered the deportation on Thursday of an elderly Australian nun at odds with President Rodrigo Duterte, calling her an "undesirable alien"...

Senators are not the happiest bunch about Alvarez’s ‘no-el’ proposal

While the house speaker sees a no-elections scenario next year, he has a dismissive upper chamber to face.

Rape prevention tips from a town’s police were not quite helpful

Good intentions aside, the rape prevention tips of the Angono Municipal Police did not quite achieve what it meant to.


Vietnam orders vessels back to port, braces for Son Tinh tropical storm

HANOI — Vietnam has ordered vessels back to port and prepared evacuation plans in flood-prone northern provinces as tropical storm "Son Tinh" was expected...

Thailand’s cave boys wake up at home for first time in weeks

CHIANG RAI - Thailand's rescued cave boys woke up in their own homes for the first time in more than three weeks on Thursday,...

Nelson Mandela’s legacy echoes on his 100th birth anniversary

July 18, 2018 marks the 100th birth anniversary of the late Nelson Mandela, once the leading voice against the apartheid in South Africa and...


US ban on China’s ZTE forces telecoms to rethink business

LONDON — The U.S. trade ban on Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE wreaked havoc at wireless carriers in Europe and South Asia and forced operators...

Asian stocks on edge hours before tariff deadline

SHANGHAI- Asian share markets were set for a bumpy ride on Friday just hours ahead of a U.S. deadline to impose tariffs on Chinese...

Trump says US tariffs could be applied to Chinese goods worth $500 billion

WASHINGTON/BEIJING — President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States may ultimately impose tariffs on more than a half-trillion dollars' worth of Chinese goods...


Regulation is coming, but in the hands of governments, this often means pressure for company censorship.



Why upcoming movie ‘Jacqueline Comes Home’ is creating some buzz

A trailer was released, and an old controversy over an alleged mistrial of a murder case resurrected.

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez love saga: No happily ever after for ‘Jelena’

The Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez love saga is over and it did not end in their happily ever after. Months after breaking up with...


Players, coaches suspended for Philippines-Australia brawl

MELBOURNE — Thirteen players and two Filipino basketball coaches have been suspended for their role in a mass brawl during a World Cup qualifier between...

The real deal with Alphonse Areola and how he can still switch to Azkals

A Filipino is a World Cup winner but not everyone is celebrating French reserve goalkeeper Alphonse Areola's chance to hold up the most coveted...

A debate on ‘Pacquiao the Boxer’ versus ‘Pacquiao the Politician’

The premise is simple: can Manny Pacquiao the boxer be separated from Manny Pacquiao the senator?


Filipinos flood social media with jokes and memes to look on the bright side

Flash floods, tangled traffic and soggy socks are a few things that make the rainy season a miserable time for Metro Manila residents. But some...

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Environmental NGO calls out TV host and guide for inappropriate caving practices, outfit

An environmental organization called out the host and tour guide of a TV program titled "My Philippines" after they entered a cave without helmets...



New immigration electronic gates are the latest in NAIA good news

New electronic gates at NAIA are in a viral Facebook post. It is a step forward for the country's premier gateway long beset with poor facilities and congestion.

Images and graphics from early social media networks make a comeback

Some twitter users have sparked social media nostalgia by bringing back to life some once viral graphics and webcomics from the early days of...