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Duterte eases lockdown in Metro Manila from June 1 amid spike in COVID-19 cases

MANILA (UPDATED 1:03 a.m.) —  Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte eased one of the toughest and longest lockdowns in the world for residents in the...
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Companies urged to integrate robots in manufacturing to improve productivity post-COVID

Denmark-based company Universal Robots recently urged the manufacturing industry of the Philippines to accelerate its adoption of robotic automation to remain efficient amid tough economic...

Local director Darryl Yap addresses ‘pedophile’ accusations

Local director Darryl Yap once again addressed those who are accusing him of sexual assault online following his threat of suing them earlier his week.  Yap had recently been...

PLDT holds probe after hackers defaced its Twitter support page

Major telecommunications company PLDT, Inc. on Thursday said that its cyber security team is already conducting an investigation into the incident of hacking of its...

Philippines confirms 539 new coronavirus cases, largest single-day increase

MANILA — The Philippines' health ministry on Thursday reported 17 more novel coronavirus deaths and 539 new infections, the largest number of cases reported in a...

Protests, looting erupt in Minneapolis over racially charged killing by police

MINNEAPOLIS — Protesters clashed with riot police firing tear gas for a second night in Minneapolis on Wednesday in an outpouring of rage over...
Harry Roque in Wowowin

Why Harry Roque’s joke on ABS-CBN shutdown in ‘Wowowin’ guesting was deemed problematic

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque in a guest appearance at GMA Network's "Wowowin's" segment on Wednesday joked about ABS-CBN's shutdown. This, amid the looming jobs at stake...

Pia Cayetano accuses reporter of misquoting her. Here’s the video.

Sen. Pia Cayetano called out a news reporter for allegedly "twisting" her manifestation during a virtual Senate hearing, saying that he was "malicious and unethical" on...

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...