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Calls for justice for 15-year-old molestation victim who was later shot dead

The slay case of a teenager allegedly committed by cops in Ilocos Sur was the latest report of local police abuses during the quarantine. A...

The science of how you sound when you talk through a face mask

Roman Samborskyi/Shutterstock The great face mask debate has been had, and most people agree that it’s a good idea to wear one to prevent the...
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‘Walang kotong’: Isko Moreno defends traffic enforcers in viral ‘magic’ stoplight video

Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso on Friday explained that the Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau did not extort money or engage in "kotong" when...

A roundup of petitions challenging the Duterte-backed anti-terrorism law

Three petitions have been recently filed before the Supreme Court to challenge the constitutionality of the new anti-terrorism law, following its passage last Friday. President...
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Why Sagada rejected Joyce Bernal team’s SONA shoot

The provincial government of Sagada in the Mountain Province on Monday issued a statement explaining why it prohibited film director Joyce Bernal and her production...

What would Kanye West have to do to launch a late White House bid?

WASHINGTON — If Kanye West is serious about running for president, the American rapper and fashion designer will face major obstacles to mount a serious campaign less than...

City in China’s Inner Mongolia warns after suspected bubonic plague case

BEIJING — Authorities in a city in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia issued a warning on Sunday, one day after a hospital reported a...
Isabela tarpaulin

‘May virus pa rin’: Isabela tarps gain traction for humorous, clear reminder on COVID-19...

Tarpaulins reportedly hung in various areas of the province of Isabela are gaining traction for its humorous and straightforward approach in reminding the public of...

ABS-CBN star-maker Mr. M pens open letter urging Remulla, Defensor to back franchise renewal

Veteran program director and talent manager Johnny Manahan, also known as Mr. M, urged lawmakers who earlier opposed the renewal of ABS-CBN franchise, to reconsider...

Hundreds of scientists say coronavirus is airborne, ask WHO to revise recommendations – NYT

Hundreds of scientists say there is evidence that novel coronavirus in smaller particles in the air can infect people and are calling for the World Health Organization to...

Wirecard ex-COO Marsalek’s entry into Philippines was faked, DOJ said

MANILA — Immigration records showing Wirecard's former chief operating officer Jan Marsalek arrived in the Philippines on June 23 and departed for China the next day were...

PhilPop goes international with #MusicBreakingBoarders

PhilPop, the country's premier songwriting competition, eyes to penetrate the music landscape of the Asia Pacific Region and beyond by promoting homegrown music and...

Public clamor to declare anti-terror law ‘unconstitutional’ launched after Duterte approves bill

Calls to declare the national government's counter-terrorism act unconstitutional and to revoke it altogether trended on social media after President Rodrigo Duterte signed the...

ABS-CBN writer asks network supporters to e-mail lawmakers set to give verdict on franchise

ABS-CBN writer Carmi Raymundo on Friday urged supporters of the network to reach out to lawmakers who are part of the congressional committee tasked to decide...

Duterte signs anti-terrorism bill into law — spokesman

MANILA — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday signed into law a tough new anti-terrorism act, his spokesman said, pushing ahead with controversial legislation that...

‘Kings of the road’ allowed to operate partially but numbers don’t add up —...

A transport rights group continued its appeal for the return of all traditional jeepneys amid the partial resumption of only a small fraction of...
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Probe urged after Teddy Locsin’s post about tax-evading POGOs settling fees ‘under the table’

A recent tweet of Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin about the Philippine offshore gaming operations or POGOs triggered calls for a probe into the...

‘Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times’ slogan is illegal, government says

HONG KONG — The popular protest slogan "Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times" connotes separatism or subversion, the city's government said, pointing to crimes that are covered under...

From tubs to toilets, Vietnam hotel opens with gold-plated pizzazz

HANOI — A five-star hotel in Vietnamese capital Hanoi has opened with a twist that it hopes will attract guests with intimately expensive tastes: gold-plated bath...
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Alert but not alarmed: what to make of new H1N1 swine flu with ‘pandemic...

Researchers have found a new strain of flu virus with “pandemic potential” in China that can jump from pigs to humans, triggering a suite...