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Royal no more? Harry and Meghan face possible loss of family brand

LONDON- The British royal family is discussing with Prince Harry and his wife Meghan the use of the word "royal" in their branding after they abruptly...
Brother with viral gown

‘Loving kuya:’ Brother makes ball gown for his younger sister’s prom

A male student from Western Mindanao State University amazed Filipinos when he made his younger sister a ball gown for her prom in order...
gag order vs abs-cbn

ABS-CBN’s media personalities unbent by Calida’s new gag order

Several media personalities of ABS-CBN Corporation reinforced their stance to support their home network following the new gag order against statements on the quo...

Japan’s next restroom revolution? Phasing out squat toilets for Tokyo 2020

TOKYO- On southwestern Japan's Miyajima island, a short walk from one of the country's most famous ancient temple sites, there's a brand new attraction for...
Antonio Trillanes as vlogger

‘Trillanes Explains:’ Former senator is now a vlogger… to fight corruption

Former Sen. Antonio "Sonny" Trillanes IV has ventured into vlogging for him to continue to curb corruption and seek reforms in the government, this time...
Isko Moreno with products

On endorsements and politics: The case of product placements on Isko Moreno’s office table

As Manila Mayor Isko Moreno presented the minors who set a vendor's balloons on fire to the media on Tuesday, Twitterverse noticed the amount...
Bureau of Immigration

Bureau of Immigration accused of being ‘traitors’ over ‘Pastillas’ racket

The Bureau of Immigration drew outrage from the public after a racket called “Pastillas” favoring the arrival of Chinese nationals was revealed at a...
JLC and Bea Alonzo

The story behind the live script reading of John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo’s...

One of the organizers of the live script reading of blockbuster independent rom-com movie "That Thing Called Tadhana" shared the backstory of the event...
Ped xing in Manila

Human rights and LGBT groups say Makati police’s ‘Oplan X-men’ operations is problematic. Here’s...

The Makati City Police's move to profile transgender people received criticisms from both human rights and LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) rights organizations...

Japan targets HIV drug trials to combat coronavirus; Diamond Princes evacuations continue

* Japan to start trials 'as soon as possible' - govt spokesman * Total infection cases at 520, most from cruise liner * U.S., other countries evacuating nationals from Diamond Princess TOKYO...
Marcelito Pomoy in Instagram

America’s Got Talent judge ‘shocked’ at Marcelito Pomoy’s 4th place finish

One of the judges of the "America's Got Talent: The Champion" was "shocked" that Filipino singer Marcelito Pomoy finished fourth place on the reality...

Death squad disrupters: Filipina patrols help keep drug killings at bay

MANILA - Late each night, a dozen women chat and share a meal before hitting the narrow streets of Pateros where a death squad once roamed. They are...

‘Parasite’ director Bong Joon-ho gets hero’s welcome in South Korea

INCHEON - "Parasite" director Bong Joon-ho was greeted with cheers and applause as he returned to South Korea on Sunday after his historic four-Oscar...
Crash Landing On You

Even local personalities catch the K-drama ‘Crash Landing On You’ bug

Local personalities such as television host Bianca Gonzalez, former senator JV Ejercito and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio were not spared from the K-drama fever as...
New York Festival

Filipino documentaries are nominated at New York Festival, thanks to these teams

Award-winning ABS-CBN reporter Jeff Canoy expressed his gratitude to the teams whom he helped produce three documentaries that are finalists to this year’s New...
Tacloban 5

Youth of ‘Tacloban 5’ are Mocha Uson’s latest target in another red-tagging spree

Some Filipinos decried Mocha Uson, blogger and Overseas Workers Welfare Administration deputy administrator, for red-tagging young activists who were accused of allegedly harboring firearms, ammunition...
UP Oblation

Did the Philippine Collegian go overboard with its latest Duterte-mocking lampoon issue?

The recent lampoon issue of the University of the Philippines-Philippine Collegian featuring President Rodrigo Duterte earned the ire of his supporters and criticized it...

Fast-food companies in China step up ‘contactless’ pickup, delivery as coronavirus rages

NEW YORK/BEIJING - With the coronavirus outbreak in China continuing to spread, McDonald's Corp, Starbucks Corp and other fast-food companies are ramping up "contactless" pickup and delivery services to keep their workers and customers safe, the companies said. McDonald's...
Duterte in a video message

From virus slapping to staying united: Duterte’s change of tone in addressing COVID-19

President Rodrigo Duterte's video directly addressing Filipinos about the 2019 novel coronavirus or COVID-19 earned criticisms and questions alike from the online community, who...
valentine's day

On Valentine’s Day, government agencies get creative on social media

Several government agencies, including the health agency, joined in Valentine’s Day festivities through witty and love-related content on social media. At the same time, train...