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Visitors gather outside a hotel building following the earthquake that hit in Manado

Indonesia lifts tsunami alert after powerful quake causes panic

JAKARTA — A powerful earthquake struck near Indonesia's Moluccas islands on Thursday, prompting panicked residents to flee to higher ground, though a tsunami alert was...
Dead Kids on Netflix

Netflix drops trailer of its first original Filipino film ‘Dead Kids’ about 2018 kidnapping

Online streaming giant Netflix released the trailer of the first-ever original movie from the Philippines loosely based on the Letran kidnap-for-ransom case involving students. "Dead...

DLSU Green Archers are nostalgic over UST coach Ayo’s advice to Growling Tigers

University of Santo Tomas basketball coach Aldin Ayo’s advice to his players to prioritize their studies triggered memories of former players of the De...
UST Subido philstar

Scoffs over UST student org’s purple prose about UST-UP basketball semis

A tweet of a student organization of the University of Santo Tomas shows why flowery language is not always effective in conveying messages online. The...
Zhang Xiangjun, manager of New Hope Liuhe's Binh Phuoc pig farm, shows journalists the farm's filtering systems as part of its biosecurity measures against African swine fever disease in Binh Phuoc

Big, fast cull in South Korea over swine fever raises safety concerns

SEOUL — An extensive, rapid slaughter of hogs to control an outbreak of African swine fever has sparked concern over whether South Korea is...
Edited Rizal monument

There’s a new hope for the photobombing tower behind Rizal Monument

A Facebook user who regularly passes by the Rizal Monument on his way to work shared an idea of how the high-rise residential building...
Manila underpass design proposal

Shops, lights and grills! Architects’ proposed designs for a modern Manila underpass

A chapter of the United Architects of the Philippines proposed designs for a modern underpass to Manila Mayor Isko Moreno aiming to capture the unique...
Miracle in Cell No. 7

There’s some hype around Filipino remake of South Korea’s ‘Miracle in Cell No. 7’

The Filipino remake of the South Korean drama “Miracle in Cell No. 7,” the trailer of which was just released, earned praises from fans...
Lagusnilad Underpass repainting

Vandalism or art? Let’s talk about those protest slogans in Lagusnilad Underpass

The vandalism incident in Lagusnilad underpass in the city of Manila fostered online conversations on whether the act was an art protest or plain...
Isko Moreno in an ambulance

Recurring Divisoria garbage signals need for proper waste disposal system

The pileup of garbage in Divisoria that Manila Mayor Isko Moreno found during a surprise inspection of the commercial district showed the need to...
Hong Kong protester

Frustration, safety fears at finance firms as protests paralyze Hong Kong

HONG KONG — Finance firms in Hong Kong urged staff on Wednesday to seek safety or work from home as anti-government protests paralyzed the city's business district for the third...
Regine Velasquez

Why Regine Velasquez’s video with Catriona Gray at a concert went viral

Even stars get starstruck. Filipinos noticed Asia's songbird Regine Velasquez looking at Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray with awe when they shared the stage together...
Bretman Rock as 2019 Beauty Influencer

Bretman Rock named Beauty Influencer of Year at E! People’s Choice Awards

Filipino-American beauty vlogger and social media personality Bretman Rock was named the beauty influencer of the year by E! People's Choice Awards. Rock bested other...
BSP building

Central bank to stay on hold after strong growth

MANILA — The central bank looks certain to leave its policy rate unchanged on Thursday, after stronger-than-expected economic growth in the third quarter and with...
Patch Magtanong

The inspiration behind the national costume of Philippine Miss International bet Patch Magtanong

The national costume of Bb. Pilipinas-Miss International Patch Magtanong during the coronation night of the beauty contest was inspired by the clothing of Tausug...

Amid ongoing UAAP duel, UST fan page recalled the friendship once forged between UP...

As the anticipated basketball match of their teams in the ongoing UAAP Season 82 looms, a fan page of University of Santo Tomas reminded...
Saleswoman demonstrates vaping at Vape Shop in Beijing

South Korea bans liquid e-cigarettes on army bases

SEOUL — The South Korean Army has banned the use and possession of liquid e-cigarettes on its bases for health reasons, the military said...
The logo of Alibaba Group is seen during Alibaba Group's 11.11 Singles' Day global shopping festival at the company's headquarters in Hangzhou

11/11 Singles Day racks up higher earnings again than US’ Black Friday event

Online shopping destinations Lazada and Shopee were hot topics on social media on Monday, Singles’ Day or what consumers consider the biggest online shopping...
Swvl

Egyptian transport start-up targets Philippines, Bangladesh after Pakistan launch

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Swvl, an Egyptian startup with an app to book bus tickets, plans to launch operations in the Philippines, Indonesia and Bangladesh by the...
Leni Robredo as ICAD co-chair

Robredo figures in false viral posts about drug user survey, missing Cabinet meeting

Vice President Leni Robredo denied two fake news posts about her on the subject of survey on drug use and her absence in the...