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Friday, April 26, 2019






People affected in Luzon earthquake

What to do if you find it hard to move on from recent earthquakes

Reminders on how to take care of one's mental well-being following an earthquake surfaced on social media after areas in Luzon were affected by...
Chris Hemsworth

Why the hate for Chinese subtitles for ‘Avengers: Endgame’?

A group of malls that offered Chinese subtitles in some of its screenings of “Avengers: Endgame” reasoned for inclusivity, as many Filipino moviegoers are...
A girl accessing Facebook

Facebook’s flood of languages leaves it struggling to monitor content

NAIROBI/SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook Inc's struggles with hate speech and other types of problematic content are being hampered by the company's inability to keep...
A rescuer carries a search dog

Rescuers race to find survivors after earthquake kills 16

PORAC — Rescue teams searched for signs of life beneath the tangled debris from a collapsed four-story commercial building on Tuesday after a strong earthquake...
Person reading Bible

Rare coincidence: Reflection guide’s April 22 page about an earthquake

A reading from a daily Bible reflection guide for Catholics made the rounds on social media following the magnitude 6.1 earthquake that rocked Metro...

Situation in Pampanga as seen by residents after the earthquake

Residents of Pampanga readily presented the damage and hurt in the aftermath of the 6.1-magnitude earthquake on social media as the topic #prayforPampanga became...
Teddy Boy Locsin and Regine Velasquez

Analyst called out for allegedly calling out non-analyst Regine Velasquez

(Updated 1:01 p.m.) Pointing out unsatisfactory government action is not just the work of political analysts. Asia's Songbird Regine Velasquez can do so too,...
Chuzon supermarket

Eight killed, dozens feared trapped after earthquake hits Philippines

At least eight people were killed when a magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck the Philippines' main island of Luzon on Monday and officials feared dozens could...
Clark Airportvideo

Quick take: The 6.1 quake located far from Manila but very much felt

On Monday afternoon, a magnitude 6.1 earthquake jolted Castillejos, Zambales that was felt by Metro Manila and its neighboring provinces. The earthquake caused the ground to...
Giant clams

Why China’s poaching of giant clams around Scarborough is concerning

The poaching of giant clams around Scarborough (Panatag) Shoal in the West Philippine Sea has grave effects on the marine environment and thus, to...
Marijuana in a jar

As Jamaica looks to cash in on cannabis, Rastafarians fear being left out

KINGSTON, Jamaica — R as Iyah V. describes himself as confrontational, especially with the police. Well known in Jamaica for his outspoken support of the...

Elmo of House Sesame Street teaches Cersei and Tyrion about respect

Sesame Street and Game of Thrones, two big names in pop culture, made a historic collaboration to teach their fans a valuable lesson in...
Avengers: Endgame

Some screenings of ‘Avengers: Endgame’ will have Chinese subtitles

Some cinemas will be offering Chinese subtitles to the screening of the much-anticipated “Avengers: Endgame” movie starting on April 24. Megaworld Lifestyle Malls announced on...
Neon cross

Good Friday: Jesus seen as original victim of ‘fake news, faulty due process’

A spoken word artist hit the nail on the head about Jesus Christ's being nailed on the cross around this time 2,000 years ago. Writer...
Motorcycle rider

Some Metro Manila motorcycle riders keep on violating rules on taillights

A uniformed man riding a motorcycle with yellow taillights caught the attention of a Twitter-based vlog since it violated a policy of the Land...
Holy Week Pampanga

Catholics lash themselves in penance ahead of Easter

Dozens of barefoot penitents whipped themselves and carried large wooden crosses in sweltering heat on Thursday as they participated in a ritual ahead of...
Jeepneys in Metro Manila

A jeepney’s unusual fare matrix that ‘charges’ certain passengers

(Updated — April 18, 10:08 p.m.) A picture of an unusual jeepney fare matrix made the rounds on social media as it categorized its passengers...
Ghosting in relationships

Viral tweet presents refreshing alternative to ‘ghosting’ in relationships

A viral Twitter post that features a screenshot of a girl being upfront to someone she was not interested in seeing anymore was welcomed...

Spotted at Alabang market, parrot fish trade condemned anew

A market at Alabang, Muntinlupa City was seen selling parrot fishes, the species responsible for preserving the ocean’s rapidly depleting coral reefs. Facebook user Reg...

Trump allows lawsuits over Cuba confiscated property: What you need to know

HAVANA — The Trump administration announced on Wednesday it was allowing U.S. citizens to file lawsuits against both Cuban entities and foreign companies over property...