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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Bin Mohamad are seen marching together at the Malacanang presidential palace in Manila

‘When is it going to stop?’, Malaysia’s marital rape victims ask

KUALA LUMPUR — When Neelambika's husband slapped her, she decided to end their marriage, but this only made him angrier and he began to...
Senatorial candidates of 2019

Looking at the notable leaps in Pulse Asia’s latest senatorial survey

The latest survey of Pulse Asia on Filipinos' senatorial preferences showed notable changes on the rankings of candidates from January to February 2019. The polling...
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas holds policy rate at 4.75 percent

MANILA — Following is Thursday's statement by Philippines central bank governor Benjamin Diokno after the bank left its overnight reverse repurchase facility at 4.75 percent, as expected: TEXT:...
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Woman about to give birth while taking medical board exam tells her story

A Filipino who passed the physician's licensure examination amid encountering extreme labor pains recounted her grueling experience online. Eunice Stefanelle Atianzar Sibuyan shared on Facebook...
Mining field

Nickel producer DMCI sees tough year with mine shut, inventory declining

MANILA — Philippine nickel producer DMCI Mining Corp, a unit of conglomerate DMCI Holdings Inc, on Thursday said it expected 2019 to be a tough...
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Chasing youth vote, Indian parties blitz smartphones with political cartoons

PUNE, India — Ganesh Bhalerao is a cartoonist hoping to go viral in the battle to secure Prime Minister Narendra Modi's re-election when India votes...

Not the best policy: Bus company cancels honesty system after 1 week

A local bus company expressed its disappointment when its honesty system for passengers did not work because over 30 percent of them did not...
Charred eggplant

Several reasons why Filipino cuisine is among least preferred worldwide

Despite the international attention it has been getting, Filipino food was ranked among the least popular cuisines in a recent survey conducted by a...
Angel Locsin Wave

Angel Locsin declines role of Wave, the first Filipino Marvel superheroine

Actress Angel Locsin turned down the plan to be the first Filipina superhero in the Marvel universe after the designer expressed he had her...
Legazpi Sunday Market

They want to pave Legazpi Park to put up a new car park

The construction of a multi-storey parking lot which resulted in the removal of old trees at a popular park in Makati City was denounced...
Shampoo bottles in a rack

Company offers shampoo, conditioner bottle refills to combat plastic waste

A multinational company aims to reduce plastic consumption by having consumers refill their shampoo and conditioner bottles so they do not have to buy...
Facebook and Twitter logos are seen on a shop window in Malaga

U.S. lawmaker says tech companies must quickly remove violent content after New Zealand

WASHINGTON — Following the live-streaming on social media of the mass shooting in New Zealand, the chair of the U.S. House Committee on Homeland...
New York Times Square

Olympic powerlifter is latest Filipino featured in ‘Humans of New York’

A powerlifter is the latest Filipino to be featured in Humans of New York, an international blog that provides insights into the lives of...
Larry Gadon in a hearing

Asked about Marcos’ ill-gotten wealth, Larry Gadon lashes out at student

Larry Gadon and his daughter Alarice caught the ire of students and social media users after they lashed out against a student from the...
Thailand social media monitoring elections war room

Thailand government has ‘E-War Room’ monitoring social media amid elections

BANGKOK, Thailand – In Thailand's election "war room," authorities scroll through thousands of social media posts, looking for violations of laws restricting political parties' campaigning...
Philippine flag as capes

Misuse of Philippine flag as barber capes at basketball event

A member of the National Filipino Barbers Association apologized after social media users slammed him for using a resemblance of the Philippine flag as...

ICC prosecutor: Examination of Philippines continues despite withdrawal

AMSTERDAM — The International Criminal Court's prosecutor said on Monday her examination into possible crimes against humanity committed in the Philippines would continue, despite the country's withdrawal...
Roderick Paulate in office

Roderick Paulate suspended anew for 2010 ‘ghost employees’ case

Former actor and Quezon City Councilor Roderick Paulate was suspended by the Sandiganbayan due to a pending graft case wherein he allegedly hired 30...
Bong Go artwork

Bong Go top 3 in Pulse Asia poll as Grace Poe, Cynthia Villar keep...

Senatorial aspirant Bong Go, former aide to President Rodrigo Duterte, surged to No. 3 in the latest Pulse Asia survey on senatorial preferences conducted...
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Aftermath of Philippines’ exit from International Criminal Court

The Philippines has officially withdrawn its membership from the International Criminal Court (ICC) amid it's investigation in the Duterte administration's bloody war on drugs. In...