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A man uses a vape as he walks on Broadway in New York City

One possible culprit in vaping lung illnesses: ‘Dank Vapes’

As U.S health officials scramble to identify the root cause of hundreds of severe lung illnesses tied to vaping, one possible culprit identified so far...
Vaping

You prolly didn’t know: Vaping products could be as dangerous as traditional cigarettes

Lawmakers are just catching up on latest health findings, and are now trying to pass measures aiming to regulate the distribution of e-cigarettes in...
Former inmates in Bilibid

A long list of illegal activities inside New Bilibid Prison, exposed

As the Senate conducts an investigation into the early release of convicts from the New Bilibid Prison, testimonies of former and current Bureau of...
Young people working

Internship horror stories: Unpaid OTs, catcalling, tasks outside job description and more

The hashtag #InternshipHorrorStories gained traction on Twitter Thursday night after Sen. Risa Hontiveros sought young Filipinos' stories on their internship experiences days after she...
Tax reform

Lawmakers approve corporate tax cuts

MANILA — Lawmakers backed a reduction in the corporate tax rate and removal of unnecessary tax incentives in a final vote on a key legislation,...
Ernesto Tanmantiong

Fast-food specialist Jollibee hungry to expand in US, China

MANILA — Jollibee Foods Corp, the country's fast-food specialist known for fried 'Chickenjoy' and chopped hotdogs in sweet spaghetti sauce, is doubling down on expansion...
Muji store

Japanese lifestyle store, known for pricey products, makes 200 items cheaper for Filipinos

A famous Japanese lifestyle store previously involved in the viral "tabo" wars declared that it is reducing the prices of over 200 products in...

Cleaning our ears with cotton buds does feel nice, but it’s actually harmful

A Facebook user warned the public against using cotton buds in cleaning ears as he recounted that he almost lost his hearing because of...
Arroceros Forest Park

There are only a few green spaces left in Metro Manila. Just look at...

A Facebook user’s map of green spaces in Metro Manila showed that the remaining areas with greenery are grass parks in golf and country...
Imee Marcos in Senate

Imee Marcos complained that convenience stores price higher than ‘sari-sari’ stores

Sen. Imee Marcos was criticized for her remarks about the "astronomical prices" of 24-hour convenience store products compared to its counterparts sold in neighborhood...

Devices make people feel younger, global study finds

A global survey found that technology makes users around the world, mostly in China, feel younger due to its role in building connections between...
DICT Mislatel Boy Santos

Philippines to allow China-backed telco to build towers on military bases

The military agreed on Wednesday to allow a new cellphone network powered by a Chinese state telecoms giant to install communications equipment on its...
Xi Jinping

Duterte says Xi offering gas deal if arbitration case ignored

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte said his Chinese counterpart has offered Manila a controlling stake in a joint energy venture in the South China Sea...
Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. speaks to the media as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo smiles at him at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Pasay City

Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin says no access for UN drugs war probe

The country will not allow visits by the United Nations to investigate its bloody war on drugs, its foreign minister said on Wednesday, calling...

Spot the difference: Antipolo City shares ‘before and after’ pictures of projects

The official Facebook page of the local government of Antipolo City shared "before and after" pictures of some areas in the region in an...
Ricky Reyes

Celebrity hairdresser Ricky Reyes thumbs down SOGIE bill to the surprise of many

Celebrity hairdresser and businessman Ricky Reyes expressed his disagreement on the proposed measure that aims to prevent discrimination against members of the LGBT community,...
Phil Schiller presents the new iPhone 11 Pro at an Apple event at their headquarters in Cupertino

Apple reveals triple-camera iPhone; $5 monthly streaming TV undercuts Disney

CUPERTINO, California — Apple Inc caught up with hardware rivals on Tuesday by revealing a triple-camera iPhone, and it rolled out a streaming TV service...
YouTube NextUp 2019

How Filipino content creators on YouTube are trying to stay relevant

The world's largest video-sharing platform will give 12 Filipino content creators an opportunity to reach their maximum potential through a week-long creator camp that...
Jeepneys in Metro Manila

True north: Metro Manila’s official divisions, according to experts

A local organization shared a map of Metro Manila indicating its official administrative districts after social media users debated on how the divisions of...
7-11 Makati

Convenience store in Makati slammed for making fun of a deaf customer

A Facebook user shared how her deaf sister was heavily ridiculed by the staff of a 24-hour convenience store in Makati when she attempted...