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Local scientist group contradicts Roque’s claim on reaching the 30,000-target testing capacity

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque's claim that the country reached a 30,000 per day testing capacity is merely theoretically, local scientists said, calling the figure "misleading."  In his virtual press...

Philippines’ IATF backs easing one of world’s toughest lockdowns

The Philippines' coronavirus task force has recommended President Rodrigo Duterte ease one of the toughest and longest lockdowns in the world for residents in the...

Filipinos can now consult a doctor from home through DOH’s new telemedicine website

The Department of Health on Tuesday launched its own telemedicine website where Filipinos can consult their illness, whether related to the novel coronavirus or not, in...

DOH slammed for compilation of Filipino films parody introducing #NewNormal guidelines

The Department of Health on Tuesday released a promotional video introducing the protocols for the so-called “new normal.” ‘No copyright infringement intended’ In its disclaimer, the...
Luis Manzano in quarantine

Have a food business? Luis Manzano‘s ‘LuckyMart’ seeks to help sellers generate income amid...

Television host and actor Luis Manzano encouraged Filipinos to "showcase" their food products in his newly-created online platform to help them boost their income...
Teddy Locsin in podium

Pretty stupid? Teddy Locsin explains tweet on youth engaging in governance after online backlash

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro "Teddy" Locsin Jr. on Wednesday offered clarification for his remarks on young people after being criticized online for saying that they...

‘Finally free’: Homebound OFWs cheer end to quarantine ordeal

MANILA — Hundreds of repatriated Filipino workers made their way to bus and airport terminals on Tuesday to return to families, the first among around...

‘Sana all’: Bato’s ‘Sarap ng Buhay’ sigh of relief called out amid COVID-19 crisis

Neophyte Sen. Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa made online buzz anew after news outlets reported his sigh of relief when the hybrid plenary session was suspended at an early...
Bb. Pilipinas candidates

Binibining Pilipinas bets urged to focus on advocacies as coronation night gets canceled

As Binibining Pilipinas postponed its coronation night indefinitely due to the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, some Filipinos expressed hope that the candidates will...

Philippines tries transport test run to prepare for commuter chaos

MANILA — Police in the Philippine capital did a dry run on Tuesday of measures to enforce social distancing on public transport and control the...
Rodante Marcoleta

‘How about GMA?’: Arguments raised as solon hurls old accusations vs ABS-CBN in House...

Some of the recycled allegations of House Deputy Speaker Rep. Rodante Marcoleta (Sagip Party-list) against ABS-CBN's franchise renewal were juxtaposed with its main rival...

‘Digital Bayanihan’ initiative aims to help 10 million Filipinos bounce back from COVID-19 pandemic

An initiative founded by a Filipino business author sought to help train micro, small to medium entrepreneurs (MSMEs), who are severely affected by the...

Masks too dangerous for children under 2, Japan medical group says

TOKYO — Children under the age of two shouldn't wear masks because they can make breathing difficult and increase the risk of choking, a Japan medical group...

‘Let’s grooow’: James Reid’s role as ‘ambassador for food security,’ according to agri chief

Actor and singer-songwriter James Reid expressed his gratitude to the Department of Agriculture for choosing him to become a part of the team that will help...
Dick Gordon as PRC chair

‘Rude, unprofessional’: Twitterverse not pleased with Gordon’s conduct on televised interview

Sen. Richard "Dick" Gordon on Tuesday received negative criticisms after his live national television interview where his manner of answering queries was perceived to be "rude"...

‘When can OFWs return home?’: Duterte calls to prioritize COVID-19 test results of quarantined...

The national government finally heeded to the concerns of overseas Filipino workers stuck in quarantine facilities for two months despite them testing negative for...
Vico Sotto with children

Duterte rejects opening of classes while Vico Sotto bares initiatives for education sector

Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto on Tuesday revealed his plans on how the city's youth can still pursue their education after President Rodrigo Duterte shared...

WHO pauses trial of hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 patients due to safety concerns

GENEVA — The World Health Organization has suspended testing the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 patients due to safety concerns, WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on...

New Zealand’s Ardern stays cool as earthquake strikes during live interview

WELLINGTON — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was unflustered by an earthquake that struck the capital Wellington on Monday while she was doing a live TV...

In Philippine slums, heat, hunger take a toll under lockdown

MANILA, May 25 — One by one, Michelle Asinto's six children take the plate of rice doused in soy sauce and eat their share...