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‘Vaccinated by blood of Jesus Christ’: Doubts arise as tarpaulin attributes vaccine quote to...

An unverified tarpaulin shared on a discussion forum website concerned some Filipinos for attributing a quote about being "vaccinated" by the blood of Jesus...

Russia approves first COVID-19 vaccine, Putin says

MOSCOW — Russia's health ministry has given regulatory approval for the world's first COVID-19 vaccine, developed by Moscow's Gamaleya Institute, after less than two months of...
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Duterte has ‘huge trust’ in Russia vaccine, volunteers for trial

MANILA — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has lauded Russia's efforts to develop a coronavirus vaccine and is willing to participate in trials, as he welcomed...

Sinovac launches late-stage trial for potential COVID-19 vaccine in Indonesia

JAKARTA/BEIJING — China's Sinovac Biotech Ltd launched on Tuesday a late-stage human trial involving as many as 1,620 patients in Indonesia for a COVID-19 vaccine candidate that...

Philippine Embassy irked by ‘land of COVID-19’ label of Thai newspaper

The Philippine Embassy in Thailand decried a Thai newspaper's headline about the Filipino teachers who arrived there amid their ongoing struggles to cope with...

Lebanese government quits amid fury over Beirut blast

BEIRUT — Lebanon's prime minister announced his government's resignation on Monday, saying a huge explosion that devastated Beirut and triggered public outrage was the result...

Debunked: Facebook post claiming COVID-19 caused by bacteria aggravated by 5G technology is ‘curable’

Filipinos urged a social media user to stop spreading "fake news" claiming that the COVID-19 is a "bacteria" that was supposedly aggravated by "5G...

Taiwan tells visiting U.S. official China seeks to turn it into next Hong Kong

TAIPEI — Taiwan faces an increasingly difficult position as China pressures the democratic island to accept conditions that would turn it into the next Hong...
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DepEd’s greeting for indigenous groups triggered reminders about an area of neglect

Filipinos on Twitter reminded the Department of Education of the closure of Lumad schools in response to its greeting for Indigenous People's Day. The United...
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Collagen supplement that boosts immune system launched in the Philippines

A US-based food supplement company recently launched a new collagen supplement that supports the body's immune system and helps speed up its response to...

Palace rebuffs SWS poll finding that critical reporting vs gov’t is ‘dangerous.’ But here’s...

Malacañang recently maintained that the Duterte Administration "continues to respect the freedom of the speech and the freedom of the press in the country" after...

Philippine trash trawlers earn little from virus-boosted surge in plastics

MANILA — Virgilio Estuesta has picked through trash in the Philippines' biggest city for four decades, and is noticing an unusually large amount of plastics...
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Stop the hate: Critics urged to stop hating on Michael Pacquiao amid comparisons to...

Some Filipinos are calling out online users who are hating on Michael Pacquiao, the boxer-senator's second son, after he went viral for the release...

‘No door charge’: The Itchyworms to launch quarantine-themed album with virtual listening party

For the first time, Filipino acclaimed band The Itchyworms will host a virtual launch for its quarantine-themed fifth album on Monday evening. The pop-rock band...

No to ‘teacher shaming’: Educators, student councils denounce Darryl Yap’s video on online classes

Social media personality "Macoy Dubs" joined other educators who called out controversial writer-director Darryl Yap of VinCentiments who is one of the people behind...

New Zealand records 100 days without domestic virus case but warns against complacency

WELLINGTON — New Zealand marked 100 days without a domestic transmission of the coronavirus on Sunday, but warned against complacency as countries like Vietnam and Australia which once...

Russia offers to supply Philippines with COVID-19 vaccine

MANILA — Russia is willing to supply a coronavirus vaccine to the Philippines, or team up with a local firm to mass produce it, its ambassador...
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Philippines among the countries with most gaming-related tweets

The Philippines ranked 10th among countries which have the most tweets when it comes to gaming in the first half of 2020 as people...

Former Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim not dead, contrary to deleted post

A local news outlet accidentally shared on social media that former Manila Mayor Alfredo "Fred" Lim passed away due to the novel coronavirus on...
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Willie Revillame to give millions in cash aid to jeepney drivers through government

Kapuso television host Willie Revillame on Friday announced his plan to donate P5 million to jeepney drivers unable to ply their routes because of...