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LRT1 disinfection

Some commuters think LRT-1’s visual cues are not effective. Here’s why.

The Light Rail Transit-Line 1 offered visual cues for its commuters that they can use to practice physical distancing measures while traveling amid the...

Explainer: Can you catch COVID-19 from delivered packages?

SEOUL — An outbreak of COVID-19 at a logistics center run by one of South Korea's largest online shopping companies has raised concerns over...
DJ Loonyo

‘I was referring to clinical trials’: DJ Loonyo apologizes after controversial claims on COVID-19...

Internet dancing sensation Rhemuel Lunio or "DJ Loonyo" on Wednesday issued an apology after he spouted false claims in a viral interview where he...

A step further: How Taylor Swift supports local online protest vs Anti-Terror Bill

Taylor Swift on Wednesday encouraged her fans on Instagram to educate themselves on the global Black Lives Matter movement and the country's campaign against the passage of...

Death of reality TV show star in Japan spotlights cyber bullying

TOKYO — The recent death of Hana Kimura, a bubbly, pink-haired 22-year-old wrestler and reality TV show star, has spotlighted a rise in cyber bullying...

Duterte U-turns on scrapping of U.S. troop deal

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte has suspended his decision to scrap a two-decade-old troop deployment agreement with the United States due to political and...

‘Far from truth’: Claims of MMDA official on bikers group’s improvised lanes slammed as...

A group of bikers on Tuesday denounced Metropolitan Manila Development Authority spokesperson Celine Pialago's move to threaten to file charges against their members over their improvised "bike lane" in...
Risa Hontiveros in March 2020

Hontiveros takes accountability after lauding Bato’s proposed bill on increasing female cops

Opposition Sen. Risa Hontiveros took accountability when some Filipinos called her out for initially backing Sen. Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa's proposed bill to increase...

‘I can’t breathe!,’ ‘Tama na po’: Police brutality in US, Philippines juxtaposed

Previous incidents of police brutality in the country were recalled on social media as Filipinos expressed solidarity in the Black Lives Matter movement in the United...

Ben&Ben’s about to drop a new single and it’s inspired by a fan’s heartbreaking...

Award-winning Filipino band, Ben&Ben, is set to release their newest single called “Lifetime” on June 4. The new track was inspired by an online confession...

Congo hit by a second, simultaneous Ebola outbreak

KINSHASA — Authorities in Congo announced a new Ebola outbreak in the western city of Mbandaka on Monday, adding to another epidemic of the virus that has...
Macoy Dubs

Social media personality ‘Macoy Dubs’ ventures as part-time rider of food delivery service

Social media personality Mark Averilla, also known as "Macoy Dubs" or the viral "Mean Girls" Filipino dubber, shared that he applied to join a...

#MOREandMORE TWICE hashtag used to raise national concerns earn approval from fans

Rep. Sarah Elago (Kabataan Party-list) used a hashtag and logo of popular Korean girl group TWICE in her tweet on mass testing and public transportation, which amused her followers...
HOR practicing health protocols

Why local celebrities are joining online call to scrap Anti-Terror Bill

Local showbiz personalities are using their respective online platforms to urge Filipinos to sign an online petition calling on the House of Representatives to...

WHO and other experts say no evidence of coronavirus losing potency

LONDON/MILAN — World Health Organization experts and a range of other scientists said on Monday there was no evidence to support an assertion by a high-profile Italian doctor...

Here’s how St. Peter’s Life Plan and Bad Bird made online buzz for their...

Two local companies made online buzz over the weekend for their "timely," "humorous" and "witty" general community quarantine posts. Under the GCQ rules, businesses deemed essential and...
Rodante Marcoleta in HOR

Did ABS-CBN ‘voluntarily close’ despite NTC cease-and-desist order? This solon claims so.

House Deputy Speaker Rep. Rodante Marcoleta (Sagip Party-list) falsely claimed that media giant ABS-CBN "voluntarily closed" itself as the lower chamber resumed its hearings...

Definition of terms: Fresh and late cases, backlogs, and other health-related jargon

The Department of Health introduced new terms "fresh cases" and "late cases" in its COVID-19 cases report last week, which caused confusion to the public over the...

Did authorities manage to enforce physical distancing on first day of GCQ in Metro...

Physical distancing was not enforced in some vehicles provided by authorities as Filipinos go back to their workplaces on the first day of the...

World urged to rebuild greener, more equal economies after coronavirus

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — Plans to rebuild shattered economies after the new coronavirus pandemic offer a chance to create greener, fairer societies amid...