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Stopping others from sharing fake news, conspiracy theories on COVID-19 can save lives

The rise of "fake news"—including misinformation and inaccurate advice on social media —could make disease outbreaks such as the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic currently spreading...
Angel Locsin and staff

Angel, Anne, Enchong, Vice: Celebrities speak out against ABS-CBN’s feared shutdown

Usually advised mum on political issues, established artists of ABS-CBN expressed their support for the renewal of their home network's broadcast franchise, which is being...
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‘Postpone Valentine’s Day,’ a Supreme Court justice suggests amid virus scare

Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen proposed, likely tongue-in-cheek, the postponement of the celebration of Valentine's Day to prevent the spread of the 2019...
Big Bad Wolf 2020

Big Bad Wolf book sale will not provide plastic bags for your haul

This year's "Big Bad Wolf Book Sale" will be environment-friendly as the world's biggest and highly-anticipated traveling book sale announced that it will not...

The new coronavirus has an official name—COVID-19. Here’s why it’s important.

The World Health Organization officially introduced the official name of the new coronavirus strain as COVID-19 after it already infected thousands of patients in...

Reports: Kobe, Gianna Bryant laid to rest

Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were buried in a private funeral service in Southern California last week, multiple outlets reported late Tuesday. Citing Kobe Bryant's death certificate, Los...
Marcelito Pompoy in AGT finals

‘#JusticeForMarcelito’: Fans accuse Simon Cowell of ‘unfair’ treatment vs America’s Got Talent finalist Marcelito...

Fans of Filipino singer Marcelito Pomoy from the "America's Got Talent: The Champions" called for justice by using the hashtag #JusticeForMarcelito on social media...
A woman walks outside the ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center, the office of the country's top broadcast network, following a move by the Philippine government to scrap its franchises, in Quezon City

ABS-CBN insists it has no unpaid taxes amid shutdown concerns

Claims on ABS-CBN’s unpaid taxes to the government resurfaced on social media with the hashtag #YestoABSCBNShutdown following the quo warranto petition filed to revoke...
A media crew cab enters the ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center, the office of the country's top broadcast network, following a move by the Philippine government to scrap its franchises, in Quezon City

Talents of GMA Network set aside rivalry amid looming ABS-CBN shutdown

ABS-CBN gained allies from some personalities of rival GMA Network amid its impending shutdown, which is seen to hurt the local workforce and viewed as a...
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TV reporter aggrieved at phone-snatching cop’s promotion

Television reporter Jun Veneracion of GMA News did not welcome the verdict of the investigation of the Philippine National Police into the police general...
Empty shelves amid nCoV

‘Everyone is guessing’ about coronavirus economic impacts, say experts

BOSTON/WASHINGTON — The coronavirus that spread from a seafood market in Wuhan, China to infect tens of thousands has shuttered businesses, grounded flights and killed over 1,000...
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It’s the beginning of the end for the 1998 Visiting Forces Agreement

President Rodrigo Duterte’s threat to end a major longtime deal with the United States, which only came as a knee-jerk response to personal matter,...
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ABS-CBN’s franchise woes: Jobs of thousands, ‘joy’ of millions on the line

The livelihood of at least 10,000 workers is at stake because of the legal remedy the government used against ABS-CBN's broadcast operations. This was among...
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Nadine Lustre is the latest victim of viral fraudster Xian Gaza in his ‘disgusting’...

Nadine Lustre is the latest female celebrity that fraudster Xian Gaza has set his eyes on to shower with another ostentatious display of affection...
Pasig River Ferry Service

‘Kakaibang Valentine’s date’: Couples can cruise along the Pasig River for free

Couples in Metro Manila can enjoy a unique date aboard Pasig River's ferry for free this coming Valentine's Day. Metro Manila Development Authority chair Danilo...
Filipinos from Wuhan

Explained: Interest in ‘force majeure’ up as novel coronavirus fails to ease

With the coronavirus outbreak that originated in Hubei province, China, showing no signs of abating any time soon, some companies that buy and sell...

Taiwan urges Philippines to lift travel ban on Taiwanese amid coronavirus fear

Taiwan urged the Philippines on Tuesday to lift a travel ban on its citizens after Philippine airlines cancelled flights to Taiwan following a government ban on...
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Quo warranto trick that ousted Sereno, now used against ABS-CBN

The Duterte administration is now using a legal measure to go after the country's top broadcasting network ABS-CBN Corp. instead of waiting for Congress...
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Filipinos are rejoicing: Oscars haul of ‘Parasite’ a victory for Asia, world cinema

The act of South Korean film "Parasite" sweeping trophies at the 92nd Academy Awards is considered a victory in the struggle for Asian representation...
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Pangasinan police office posts rape prevention tips that also possibly blame victims

The police provincial office of Pangasinan recently released rape prevention tips on social media that, despite its apparent intention to help victims, could also...