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#MRTStories: Looking into commuter problems on Philippines’ famous railway

The Department of Transportation playfully apologized to a commuter of the Metro Rail Transit System (MRT-3) who posted a complaint on social media about...
Manila Water vs Maynilad Interaksyon

Why not all places in Metro Manila are affected by water interruption

The water interruption in parts of Metro Manila last Friday confused Filipinos on the duration and the scheduled allocations of water which was announced...
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Vietnam says investigating cause of boat’s sinking in contested waters

HANOI — Vietnam is seeking clarification of how a fishing boat came to sink this week in the contested South China Sea, the Foreign Ministry said on Saturday,...
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Labor groups defend Filipino workers against Ramon Tulfo’s remarks

Ramon “Mon” Tulfo stood by his opinion that Chinese workers are better than Filipinos despite drawing criticisms from major labor groups in the country. Tulfo...
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Enterprising taho vendor sells product in events, parties, and gatherings

An enterprising taho vendor caught the attention of social media users for selling the famous soybean curd drink in parties and big events. Facebook user...
Fighters of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) walk together in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province

Does Islamic State still pose a threat?

BEIRUT — Islamic State looks about to lose its last foothold on the banks of the Euphrates near the Iraq border but while its...
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Not-so-kinky boots please — trans women find the shoe doesn’t always fit

LONDON — Ashleigh Talbot lives in her navy-blue Doc Martens with rainbow laces. She would rather have them in shiny purple, but the brand does...
Silvestre Bello III and Ramon Tulfo

Ramon Tulfo says Chinese workers better than Filipinos; Labor chief ‘violently disagrees’

(Updated 8:40 p.m.) Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III and Ramon “Mon” Tulfo, a special envoy to China, argued on who’s the more competent worker...
President Rodrigo Duterte and Malaysian Prime Mahathir Bin Mohamad watch a dance performance during the welcoming ceremony for the Malaysian leader at the Malacanang presidential palace in Manila

According to Mahathir Mohamad: Malaysian PM’s take on Philippine issues

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad was in the Philippines for a two-day official visit in which he discussed several matters of mutual importance with...

Need a tricycle ride? There’s an app for that in Butuan

A new ride-hailing app for tricycles in Butuan aims to improve commuting around the city and provide better income for its tricycle drivers. Transeek, a...
Guillermo Eleazar

What PNP’s rulebook says about NCRPO chief’s public humiliation tactic

Director Guillermo Eleazar of the National Capital Region Office recently has a record of humiliating alleged rogue cops in public even if such actions...
Imee Marcos and Sara Duterte-Carpio

On lying and politics: Looking into Sara Duterte’s defense of Imee Marcos

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio made an unexpected statement in defending senatorial candidate Imee Marcos for misleading the public about her educational credentials. Duterte-Carpio, the...

Expert views: What is the biggest challenge facing women?

LONDON — From violence and sexual abuse to gender pay gaps and restrictive reproductive rights, women and girls continue to face obstacles in achieving...
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Viral challenge makes people throw their shoes into the air to test a theory

Some social media users noticed that a particular brand of shoes would land right-side up whenever it would be thrown in the air. Media company...
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Philippine cities’ high air quality rank due to lack of pollution monitoring systems

Greenpeace Philippines said the reason why many cities in the Philippines ranked high in the recent Air Quality Report is because there is not...