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Anti-extradition bill protesters march to demand democracy and political reforms, in Hong Kong

More mass protests planned in Hong Kong after peaceful weekend of rallies

HONG KONG — Hong Kong is gearing up for more protests this week after hundreds of thousands of anti-government demonstrators braved heavy rain to rally peacefully on Sunday,...
Gina Lopez

Ardent advocate Gina Lopez bids farewell at 65. Get to know her legacy.

Celebrated environmentalist Gina Lopez succumbed to brain cancer, an illness she never disclosed in public, at 65 years old on August 19. Lopez only mentioned...
Wi-Fi kiosk in Manila

Why Isko Moreno changed the names of Manila City’s wi-fi kiosks

The names of the newly installed wi-fi kiosks in Manila have been changed from "ISKOnek" to "MNL Konek" after some Filipinos recalled Manila Mayor...
Hong Kong police

Hong Kong on brink of recession as trade war, political protests escalate

HONG KONG — Hong Kong is on the verge of its first recession in a decade as increasingly violent anti-government protests scare off tourists and bite into retail sales...
Anakbayan

‘Missing’ students deny being kidnapped by leftist groups. So what really went on?

Alicia Lucena and Lory Caalaman, two of the missing students, appealed to their parents and the senators to cease the probe on alleged disappearances...
Gretchen Diez

Gretchen Diez explains pictures with Bong Go and Imee Marcos after criticisms

Transwoman Gretchen Custodio Diez explained her pictures with administration allies Senators Bong Go and Imee Marcos after she received criticisms from the online community...
Facebook office

Facebook failed to warn users of known risks before 2018 breach-court filing

Facebook users suing the world's largest social media network over a 2018 data breach say it failed to warn them about risks tied to its...
video

What can be done about Metro Manila’s traffic woes

Traffic congestion in the Philippines, particularly in Metro Manila, has been a problem for years. With new policies and plans for the betterment of roads...
Arwind Santos

Racism in sports gets the spotlight after Arwind Santos’ racist gesture toward TNT import...

Racial discrimination was a hot topic in social media after San Miguel Beerman forward Arwind Santos made monkey gestures against TNT KaTropa import Terrence...
Signage in Boracay

‘Offensive:’ Palace condemns defecation incident in Boracay beach

The Palace denounced the defecation incident in Boracay in which a tourist allowed her child to commit the act that goes against certain environmental...
Military vehicles in Shenzhen

Chinese forces exercise across border as Hong Kong braces for protests

HONG KONG — Chinese paramilitary forces conducted exercises across the border from Hong Kong on Thursday, raising fears that Beijing may be preparing to act against mass demonstrations in...

A Twitter user shared another case of discrimination against transgender people. It happened in...

The case of the transgender woman who recently made headlines for being a victim of discrimination at a mall in Quezon City turned out...
Commuter proposes to MMDA

Veteran commuter proposes suggestions to solve EDSA’s bus problem

An art director, who is also a regular commuter, proposed some suggestions to ease traffic along EDSA following the recent implementation of the Metro...
Araneta Center Pride

Farmer’s Mall apologized for the harassment of a transgender woman, but that’s it

Araneta Center issued a public apology to Gretchen Diez, the transgender woman who was harassed in one of its malls. But some Filipinos perceived...
Anti-extradition bill protesters watch as demonstrators point laser pens at the police station in Sham Shui Po in Hong Kong

Trump says China should treat Hong Kong ‘humanely’ before trade deal can be agreed

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that China wants to make a trade deal but it should treat Hong Kong "humanely" first, explicitly tying...

Transgender women should not be feared by other women. Screenwriter Suzette Doctolero lists the...

Filipino screenwriter Suzette Doctolero shared a list of reasons for accepting transgender women in public restrooms amid the alleged harassment incident of a transwoman...
Cavite bus terminal Interaksyon

Viral photos of ‘Spider-Man’ conductor spur calls for ‘dignified commuting’

A viral Facebook post that featured a bus conductor collecting fares while crawling on its handrails recalled the purpose of the Magna Carta for...
Person calling on phone

Facebook paid contractors to transcribe users’ audio —Bloomberg

Facebook Inc has been paying outside contractors to transcribe audio clips from users of its services, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the...
Barry Gutierrez

VP Leni Robredo’s camp slams Bato dela Rosa for receiving gifts as a cop

The spokesperson of Vice President Leni Robredo recalled laws that explicitly prohibit public officials from receiving gifts following neophyte Sen. Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa's...
Gretchen Diez

How a viral video stressed the importance of respecting the rights of the Philippine...

A transgender woman got arrested at a mall in Quezon City after she was prohibited from using the women’s bathroom despite a standing anti-discrimination...