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Edited photo? Duque claps back with proofs of attendance in Navotas event

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on Thursday shared more photos as proofs of his visit to Navotas to dispel rumors that one of the snapshots...

#SuitforHeroes: Art pieces of Filipino comic book artists up for auction to fund frontliners’...

It’s time for COVID-19 heroes to suit up. After a donation drive launched last month, the #SuitforHeroes initiative that seeks to fund the personal protective...

YouTube star Jake Paul’s Los Angeles-area home raided by FBI

LOS ANGELES — FBI agents in tactical gear on Wednesday raided the Los Angeles-area mansion home of YouTube star and social media influencer Jake Paul in an investigation...

What you need to know about the Philippines’ economic growth as it sinks into...

The Philippines has recorded the worst economic growth since the recession in 1981, according to the data released by Philippine Statistics Authority. On Thursday, the PSA...

Philippines records most coronavirus cases in East Asia after new surge

MANILA — The Philippines on Thursday recorded another jump in coronavirus cases to overtake neighboring Indonesia as the country with the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 infections...
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First episode of Ben&Ben’s video series convinces non-K-pop fans to listen to K-music

Local folk-pop band Ben&Ben is starting to convert some Filipinos to like Korean pop or K-pop music as they cover four K-pop songs in...

Lebanese bride happy to be alive after blast cuts short wedding video

BEIRUT — Radiant in a long white gown and veil, 29-year-old Lebanese bride Israa Seblani stands smiling and posing for her wedding video. The scene...

Noah’s ark? Random sightings of animals prompt Filipinos to think about famous biblical story

The almost simultaneous sightings of random animals on the loose in different areas prompted Filipinos to reference "Noah's Ark," the vessel in the biblical...

Hiroshima marks 75 years since atomic bombing in scaled-back ceremony

TOKYO — Bells tolled in Hiroshima on Thursday for the 75th anniversary of the world's first atomic bombing, with ceremonies downsized due to the coronavirus and the...

‘Miss Universe 2020’: Inka Magnaye, Macoy Dub’s satirical Tiktok duet highlights ASEAN COVID-19 lockdown...

Voice talent Inka Magnaye and content creator Mark Averilla or "Macoy Dubs" recently teamed up to produce a TikTok duet video of their own...

Philippine economy dives into recession in worst slump on record

MANILA — The Philippine economy plunged by much more than expected in the second quarter, falling into recession for the first time in 29 years,...

Is Batanes the only coronavirus-free province in the Philippines?

A data analyst claimed that Batanes is the only province without infections of the novel coronavirus despite discrepancies in data trackers. Dr. Peter Clayton from...
Ely Buendia with guitar

‘You have the power to make this right,’ Ely Buendia tells online talent show...

Musician Ely Buendia called on the parties involved in the supposed plagiarism of an online talent show winner to take action and "set an...

Taylor Swift wowed by Folklore-inspired cake art of Filipino Swifties

Taylor Swift was amazed by two Filipino fans who made cakes inspired by her critically acclaimed album "Folklore" to celebrate her success. Siblings John Paul...

Concerns grow as New Zealand, Taiwan record new COVID-19 cases from Philippine travelers

Filipinos aired their fears and concerns on the potential repercussions of reports that New Zealand has recorded two new cases of COVID-19 from the...

Gargling solution flies off Japan’s shelves after governor touts anti-virus effect

TOKYO — Japanese drugstores were stripped bare of gargling solution by Wednesday, a day after the governor of the western prefecture of Osaka suggested it could help fight...

There are 5K members aged 130 in PhilHealth database. But world’s oldest person alive...

The PhilHealth Insurance Corporation overlooked that some of its members in its database are 130 years old amid the controversies the state-run firm is facing. During...
Ronald Cardema doing fist bump

‘Fake youth leader’: ‘Recycling’ of Cardema to National Youth Commission earns disapproval from youth...

(Updated, Aug. 8; 4:24 p.m.)  A youth group criticized the return of Ronald Cardema to public office as a commissioner of the National Youth...

‘Galawang troll’: Robredo, Hontiveros decry false news, online threats anew

Vice President Leni Robredo and Sen. Risa Hontiveros once again criticized alleged trolls spreading false news and hurling threats against them online. Robredo disowned several Facebook...

Pivot to coronavirus: how meme factories are crafting public health messaging

Memes might seem like they emerge “naturally”, circulated by like-minded social media users and independently generating momentum. But successful memes often don’t happen by...