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Google halts political ads in Singapore as election looms

SINGAPORE — Google has stopped accepting political advertisements in Singapore months before a widely expected election, according to documents shared by a small political party...
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Alleged youth disappearances in Pasay and Quezon City: What is known so far?

Stories of alleged kidnapping incidents in some areas of Pasay City and Quezon City have circulated on social media last week, casting fear and...
Typhoon Kammuri hits Gloria, in Oriental Mindor

Typhoon kills 3 in Philippines, hundreds of flights halted

Typhoon Tisoy killed at least three people, disrupting air travel and forcing government offices and schools to shut. Authorities evacuated some 225,000 people ahead of...
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Typhoon Tisoy’s path of destruction, as documented by Filipinos

As Typhoon Tisoy with the international name of Kammuri made its way across the country carrying heavy rains and fierce winds, Filipinos shared how...
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Did you receive delayed or confusing NDRRMC alerts? Here’s why

The mobile alerts of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council are the talk of the Twitterverse again as Filipinos identify inconsistencies in...

The future of TV? How moving displays can enhance the viewing experience

A must-see stop in Seoul, South Korea is an elaborate permanent exhibition at the headquarters of SK Telecom. T.um treats visitors to 10 futuristic experiences,...
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Supposed Twitter account of teen gymnast ‘Carlos Yulo’ with 46,000 followers is fake

The Twitter account of Carlos Yulo with more than 46,000 followers has been identified as fake, since the teen gymnast only has one public...
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#WeSwimAsOne: Working Filipinos’ battle cry as Typhoon Tisoy batters the Philippines

The hashtag “WeSwimAsOne” trended on local Twitter as Filipinos cheered for the Philippines team in the SEA Games and the private working sector reporting...

Reasons why Filipinos love Korean culture and products

Filipinos have loved Korean pop culture since the late 1990s, and there's no sign that the Hallyu wave is weakening in the Philippines. Here's why.
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Why Batangas is the destination for budget-friendly family holidays

There’s a resort in Batangas that features the famous white-sand beach and offers a 360-degree vacation.
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One killed as typhoon hits the country, hundreds of flights halted

MANILA — A typhoon struck the country on Tuesday, killing one man and bringing heavy rains that prompted suspension of air travel and government offices in the...

Typhoon hits Philippines, disrupting travel, work

A typhoon struck the Philippines on Tuesday bringing heavy rains and prompting preemptive halts in air travel, schools and government offices, with some 200,000 people evacuated...

After Duterte started rumor about Kiko, Frankie Pangilinan shows proof of happy family

Megastar Sharon Cuneta, Sen. Francis Pangilinan and their daughter Frankie Pangilinan took turns to deny President Rodrigo Duterte’s claim against their family on social...
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Was the cauldron used during the 1991 SEA Games really that small?

The viral picture of Senate minority leader Franklin Drilon supposedly lighting what Filipinos called the "cauldron" in the 1991 SEA Games was not the...
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Stellar view? Space hotels race to offer tourists a room in the sky

TBILISI — Tired of your ordinary earthly vacations? Someday soon you might be able to board a rocket and get a room with a view —...
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China’s facial recognition roll out reaches into mobile phones, shops and homes

SHANGHAI — China on Sunday put into effect new regulations that require Chinese telecom carriers to scan the faces of users registering new mobile phone...

Rising seas threaten early end for sinking village in Philippines

Danica Martinez, 16, grew up in a house that grows taller every few years. Her father raises the stilts of their bamboo hut so water...

Manny Pacquiao’s SEA Games promotional video

Manny Pacquiao, a senator and international boxing legend, appears in a video promoting the Philippines' hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian Games.
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Journalists remind SEA Games organizers: Journalism is not public relations

Two top journalism groups in the Philippines denounced statements of organizers of the Southeast Asian Games for blaming the news media for the unfavorable...

The police officer who saved people in a Misamis Oriental school

The police who died in the line of duty in Misamis Oriental received praises online from the local government and the Philippine National Police...