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Filipino dance crew wows Jennifer Lopez, Ne-Yo for Billie Eilish-inspired number

A dance crew from the Philippines wowed the judges of “World of Dance,” a dance competition in the US, over their impressive routine of...
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Zoomed-in photo on Twitter inadvertently shows oversized campaign posters

A concerned social media user called the attention of the Commission on Elections after seeing a zoomed-in photo that features oversized campaign material directed...
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‘Avengers’ directors release an open letter as world awaits ‘Endgame’

Please don't spoil the upcoming "Avengers: Endgame." This is the summary of the plea of the Russo brothers, directors of the Marvel Universe, to...
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Twitter suspends 100k accounts for creating new ones after suspension

Twitter Inc said on Tuesday it had suspended 100,000 accounts for creating new accounts after a suspension during January-March period, a 45 percent increase from last year. "Previously,...
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Duterte signs $71 billion national budget, after months of delay

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday signed a 3.7 trillion peso ($71.5 billion) budget for this year, its largest ever, ending months of impasse...
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Viral video shows women teaming up to stop harassment in jeepney

A video clip on Twitter of how girl power among passengers prevented a harassment incident in a jeepney made rounds on the micro-blogging platform. It...
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#MayWard is most talked about love team on Twitter Philippines

MayWard, the team-up of "Pinoy Big Brother" alumnae Maymay Entrata and Edward Barber, emerged as the most talked-about love team on Twitter Philippines for...
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Matteo Guidicelli now part of Philippines’ armed forces as reservist

Filipino-Italian actor and musician Matteo Guidicelli joined the Armed Forces of the Philippines as a reservist tasked to render service in times of local...

Facebook user who sarcastically posed with senatorial bet gets threats

A Facebook user received threats over his post showing him holding on to his belongings from senatorial aspirant Bong Revilla as he took a...
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Notre Dame Cathedral burning: Five facts

Notre Dame Cathedral went up in flames on Monday in a roaring blaze that devastated the Parisian landmark, a searing loss for the city...
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A catcalling incident that ends in a brawl in Quezon City

A visual artist shared on Facebook how she figured in a fight with a woman over a catcalling episode. Paula Bianca Tobias Bautista wrote that...
Singulato workers unwrap a concept car in preparation for the auto show in Shanghai

Toyota sells electric vehicle technology to Chinese startup Singulato

BEIJING — Toyota Motor Corp has agreed to sell electric car technology to Singulato, its first deal with a Chinese electric vehicle startup, allowing the...
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Company issues second apology over controversial skin-whitening product ads

A skin-whitening brand has issued an official statement about its controversial advertisements that have earned the ire of social media, including local celebrities and...
Duterte family of Davao City

How the Dutertes responded to the investigative report on their wealth

President Rodrigo Duterte and daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, did not deny nor admit the report showing the spike in their wealth, including...
Suspects in online child-sex abuse cases await trial in a cell at national police headquarters in Metro Manila, the Philippines, April 4, 2019. Thomson Reuters Foundation/Matt Blomberg

Global task force tackles cybersex child trafficking in the Philippines

The tip-off came from the FBI: details of an arrest in the United States, the accused's social media profiles, and a host of photographs...
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Kelsey Merritt’s Olympian boyfriend endures surfing injury in Siargao

The boyfriend of supermodel Kelsey Merritt sustained a head injury while surfing in Siargao. It was a reminder that the popular water sport is...
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Who is in the driver’s seat in battle for S. Korean gaming giant Nexon?

HONG KONG/SEOUL — The sale of a controlling stake in the parent of South Korean gaming firm Nexon Co is now narrowing to a handful...
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What you need to know: Newly discovered human species in Cagayan

A group of researchers led by Filipino archaeologist Armand Salvador Mijares discovered a new ancient human species inside Callao Cave in Cagayan. The remains have...
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What happens when a Philippines bank reports a system upgrade issue

The Bank of the Philippine Islands, one of the countries most important banking institutions, recently announced a major systems upgrade, which had unintended consequences...
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The buzz on a popular food chain’s new iced coffee flavors

The new coffee variations of a popular fast food chain immediately gained buzz among coffee drinkers, particularly young people. McDonald's Philippines recently expanded its iced...