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Gov’t agencies, civil society group issue clashing statements on Cha-Cha signature campaign

While the rest of the country is coping with the novel coronavirus pandemic and were placed under community quarantine protocols, reports surfaced early this week that the national...
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Who said what? Roque and Duque confuse public in announcing Philippine COVID-19 infection wave

The importance of effective communication was highlighted when the Palace refuted the claim of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III that the country was already...
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‘Happily ever after’ eludes Taiwan, a year after Asia’s first gay marriages

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — When Taiwan became the first place in Asia to allow same-sex marriage last year, university professor Lois was among...
Francisco Duque in a presser

Duque claims there’s ‘no evidence’ of COVID-19 asymptomatic transmission. But agencies, studies say it...

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III insisted that asymptomatic carriers of the novel coronavirus are not contagious but studies have concluded that they may contribute...

Heart Evangelista shows off ‘new normal’ style amid COVID-19. Here’s how people reacted.

GMA Actress Heart Evangelista on Wednesday showed off her stylish "new normal" look amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.   While her fans and colleagues found Evangalista's posh and fashionable...

No medicine, no food: COVID-19 restrictions amplify health risks to LGBT+ people with HIV

NAIROBI/MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation)— I t started with headaches then came nausea and diarrhea. Within two weeks, gay Ugandan barber Eric had became...

Explainer: Do children spread COVID-19? Risks as schools consider reopening

As countries begin to emerge from shutdowns imposed during the coronavirus pandemic, the issue of how the virus affects children and whether schools should be...

Expanded targeted testing vs mass testing: Is there a difference between the two?

The target persons to be tested under the national government's new expanded targeted testing program is similar to the ones the health department previously...
Francis Leo Marcos

The case of Francis Leo Marcos: Issues linked to the internet personality also known...

The name of "Francis Leo Marcos," an online personality who authorities believe is Norman Mangusin in real life, surfaced once more when he was...
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How Duterte contradicted his ‘law is law’ stance in latest national address

President Rodrigo Duterte contradicted himself after he sided with embattled Metro Manila Police Major General Debold Sinas and then ordered to uphold the law during his televised speech late Tuesday. National Capital Region’s top...

Early data on Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine insufficient – Stat News

Data from a small, early-stage safety trial testing Moderna Inc's experimental COVID-19 vaccine does not provide the critical data needed to assess its effectiveness, health-focused Stat...

Taiwan president says wants talks with China, but not ‘one country, two systems’

TAIPEI — Taiwan wants dialogue with China but cannot accept its proposal for "one country, two systems", President Tsai Ing-wen said on Wednesday, calling...
Hanz Cua

Feng shui Master Hanz Cua breaks silence on initial prediction for 2020

Feng shui consultant Hanz Cua recently broke his silence after being heavily criticized online for initially predicting that the year 2020 will be a "strong,...

Why Enrile is against temporary franchise for ABS-CBN

Former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile on Tuesday questioned the House of Representatives' proposal to grant media giant ABS-CBN a temporary franchise when the Congress can grant the...
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‘POGO propaganda?’ Philippine Information Agency deletes tweet praising POGOs amid COVID-19 pandemic

The main Twitter account of the Philippine Information Agency on Tuesday tweeted a graphic that juxtaposed the actions of a legal and an illegal Philippine...
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Misquoted or not? Roque’s use of ‘mass testing’ terms and the private-led Project ARK

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque earned criticisms for expressing perceived conflicting statements about the national government's plans to ramp up its COVID-19 detection programs in the...

‘All my dreams are shattered’: coronavirus crushes Asia’s garment industry

YANGON/DHAKA/BANGKOK— Zarchi Lwin pawned her only two gold bangles for $140 when the owner of the Myanmar factory where she sewed winter coats for...

China’s Xi says supports WHO probe when COVID-19 controlled

BEIJING — China supports a comprehensive review of the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic led by the World Health Organization (WHO) after the...

Kim Chiu gets ‘best gising ever’ after ‘Bawal Lumabas’ song release

Kim Chiu once again became the talk of the town after she turned her viral "classroom law" analogy, which was supposed to pertain to her home...

From ‘DDS Confessions’ to ‘Youth Against Modern Tyrants’: India-based FB page changes name and...

An India-based Facebook page that was initially dedicated to the alumni of Daisy Dales Senior Secondary School (DDS) changed its name and purpose following...