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Filipinos who serve in ranking posts in governments around the world

In May 2019, Filipino-Kiwi lawyer Paulo Garcia was announced as a member of Parliament of New Zealand. Garcia is the first Filipino to attain a...

Huawei says U.S. ban hurting more than expected, to wipe $30 bln off revenue

HONG KONG — China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has taken a harder-than-expected hit from a U.S. ban, the company's founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei said,...
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Chinese vessel ramming Filipino boat: False rumors spreading online

Questions and rumors sprouted on social media on the incident between Chinese and Filipino vessels in the West Philippine Sea earlier this month. On June...
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Nursery student becomes ‘job applicant’ in viral ID picture

An edited picture of a young girl gained attention on social media as it featured her in clothing meant for job applicants despite her...

China state media criticize foreign ‘hypocrisy’ over Hong Kong after climbdown

SHANGHAI — Foreign "meddling" in the affairs of Hong Kong is hypocritical and "ill-intentioned", and Beijing will continue to back embattled chief executive Carrie Lam despite calls...
Eddie Garcia collapses on set

Health condition of celebrated actor Eddie Garcia: A timeline

(Updated at 5:43 p.m. on June 18) Seasoned actor Eddie Garcia is in critical condition after figuring in an accident on the set of...
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Filipino’s rousing first speech in 3 languages as New Zealand parliamentarian

The first Filipino-Kiwi to become be a member of the parliament of New Zealand made his maiden speech in three languages in late May. Paulo...
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Possibly ‘deliberate’: Experts on the ramming incident in the South China Sea

At least three experts shared their thoughts and interpretations on social media about the controversial collision between a Chinese fishing vessel and a Filipino...
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You will soon get a Philippine national ID: Things to know

The government is pushing through with its pilot testing from September to December 2019 in preparation for the implementation of the National ID System. Despite previous...
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Locsin, the top diplomat, blurts expletive against international community

The dismissal of Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. of possible backing from the international community over a recent incident in the South China...

Maxine Medina tries to explain her wavering views amid ‘equality’ ball

Former Miss Universe Philippines Maxine Medina made a turnaround from last year on her views about transgender candidates in beauty pageants. Medina represented the Philippines...

Why proposed changes to Hong Kong’s extradition law are fuelling protests

HONG KONG — Hong Kong's government has indefinitely delayed the second round of debate on an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland...
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Philippines denounces Chinese fishing boat for collision

MANILA — The Philippines on Wednesday denounced the crew of a Chinese fishing boat that collided with a Philippine vessel and left 22 Filipino fishermen abandoned in...

Cops allegedly scribble over protester’s indigenous peoples tattoo

A member of the Philippine National Police allegedly drew scribbles over a protester's tattoo that featured indigenous peoples during the Independence Day celebration in...

Ex-youth commissioner Dingdong Dantes has this to say about Cardema’s House bid

Actor Dingdong Dantes, a former National Youth Commissioner, criticized the agency's latest chairperson Ronald Cardema for what he perceives as a deceitful move to...

Trying times for the Tulfos: Brothers facing string of suits, accusations

The three Tulfo brothers were the subjec of one headline after another in the past couple of weeks as they faced legal trouble and...

Facebook CEO may have known of questionable privacy practices — WSJ

Facebook Inc emails appear to show Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg's involvement in discussions about its much criticized privacy practices, the Wall Street Journal reported...
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Good intention, bad execution: ASEAN on Facebook deletes Philippines ‘war’ flag

The Philippines is celebrating Independence Day on Wednesday, June 12 and many institutions displayed the country's flags to commemorate the occasion. The secretariat of the...
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As countries like the Philippines reject waste exports, wealthy nations seek solutions at home

Less than two years after China banned most imports of scrap material from abroad, many of its neighbors are following suit. On May 28,...
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Barker who dreams of becoming a game developer shares sketches

A Twitter user was amazed at a barker he met who sketches while keeping an eye on parked cars and has dreams of becoming...