Duterte’s ‘no woman ombudsman’ remark and a brief history of misogyny

Anti-women sentiments are now heard even from the country's highest officials. Looking back at some history, misogyny has taken on new forms.

The long and troubled road to healing Marawi

With government's tapping of Chinese firms questioned by the World Bank and potential conflicts of interests, helping Marawi back on its feet is proving to be a more brutal ordeal.

Karen Jimeno’s reason for deleting her ‘legal experts’ tweet

Karen Jimeno, Malacañang's newest undersecretary, speaks up about her since-deleted tweet criticizing so-called legal experts on social media.


Vietnam says Chinese bombers in disputed South China Sea increase tensions

Recent activity by China's strategic bombers in the South China Sea's Paracel Islands seriously violated Vietnam's sovereignty over the disputed territory, Vietnam's foreign ministry said on Monday.

Japanese climber dies on eighth attempt on Everest – official

KATHMANDU, May 21 (Reuters) - A Japanese climber, who lost nine fingertips to frostbite in a previous expedition, died on Monday during an attempt to climb...

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle declared husband and wife

Britain's Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle were pronounced husband and wife on Saturday by the Archbishop of Canterbury in a glittering union that brought a measure of modern Hollywood glamour into the 1,000-year-old monarchy.


Starbucks stirs up debate with new ‘third place’ policy

The new Starbucks policy welcoming any individual in their stores even without buying anything received various feedback on social media. “Any customer is welcome to...

Coal-reliant Philippines struggles to power up clean energy

Renewable energy costs are falling around the globe, but the Philippines, up to now, has shown few signs of moving away from coal.

Asia oil bill to top $1 trillion a year as crude hits $80

The cost of Asia's growing thirst for oil will surpass $1 trillion this year, about twice as much as in 2015 and 2016, as oil prices touch $80 per barrel and continental demand hits a record.


With one of their own as the bride, it may afford Americans a moment, however fleeting, to imagine themselves once again as royal subjects.



LIVE coverage: The royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Live coverage of the royal wedding by and Interaksyon.

Nancy Binay makes international headlines for ‘search for Thanos’

Nancy Binay made headlines for calling herself Thanos' "wife." She might not know Thanos already has a love interest with a dark name.



Is this the best way to eat avocado westerners aren’t aware of?

A viral tweet has called attention to how avocado is popular as a dessert in the Philippine cooking scene compared to Western culture. Twitter user...

Why do Americans fawn over British royalty?

With one of their own as the bride, it may afford Americans a moment, however fleeting, to imagine themselves once again as royal subjects.

And the greatest Senate president of the Philippines was…

As the Senate is about to choose its next president, here's a look at the role notable Senate presidents played in Philippine history.


VW’s Audi finds emissions problem with another 60,000 cars

BERLIN/MUNICH— Audi has discovered emissions-related problems with a further 60,000 cars, it said on Tuesday, dealing a fresh setback to parent Volkswagen more than...

Uber loses its licence in southern UK coastal city of Brighton

LONDON — Uber's licence in the southern English coastal city of Brighton will not be renewed, the local council said on Tuesday, adding the...

More choices for commuters as LTFRB accredits Grab rivals

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board has accredited more TNVS companies since Uber's exit giving commuters more choices for travel. Previously, the government agency...


The internet is divided over this viral clip that pronounces a name in two ways

If Twitter were any indication, there are now two types of people in this world — those who hear "Yanny" and those who hear "Laurel."

Agot Isidro won’t be silenced despite threats on social media

Last weekend, she greeted a user on Twitter “Happy Mother’s Day” despite having wished for her death and abuse of her children.