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‘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 groups

Youth groups criticized the return of Ronald Cardema in public office as a commissioner of the National Youth Commission more than a year after his...

‘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...

Philippines’ inflation picks up to 2.7% in July

MANILA — The Philippines' annual inflation picked up to 2.7% in July, the fastest pace in six months, driven by increases in transport costs, the country's...

Massive blast rips through Beirut, killing 78 and injuring thousands

BEIRUT — A powerful blast in port warehouses near central Beirut storing highly explosive material killed 78 people, injured nearly 4,000 and sent seismic shockwaves that shattered windows,...

‘Shoot to kill’ QC official issues non-apology clarification on Facebook

The Quezon City official who threatened quarantine violators in a Facebook post reasoned that his post was personal despite him being a public official...

Running ostrich in Quezon City made Filipinos think they’re in Hollywood film ‘Jumanji’

The sudden appearance of a running ostrich in a private subdivision in Quezon City prompted Filipinos to reference the iconic fantasy-adventure film franchise "Jumanji." Videos...

Students launch #PisoParasaLaptop, other fundraising initiatives to buy laptops for online classes

Fundraising initiatives for laptops and other devices for distance learning circulated online amid the looming opening of classes this month. The Department of Education previously...

Filipino artists call out online talent show champ for ‘plagiarizing’ Ang Huling El Bimbo...

Various artists from the entertainment industry decried the results of an online competition, which they claimed copied the arrangement of the "Ang Huling El...
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Here’s how artists can utilize Twitter’s features to keep up with trends during pandemic

Twitter is a go-to platform for the new trends in and out of the creative scene. It recently proposed different ways how the local art...

Love avocados? Thank the toxodon

Given avocado’s popularity today, it’s hard to believe that we came close to not having them in our supermarkets at all. In my new book...

Yes, kids can get COVID-19 —3 pediatricians explain what’s known about coronavirus and children

We are three pediatric infectious disease specialists who live and work in West Virginia. The West Virginia University health system serves 400,000 children and...
Chocolate Kiss Cafe

Filipinos on nostalgia trip as The Chocolate Kiss Café announces closure after over 2...

Filipinos were met with nostalgia as homegrown café The Chocolate Kiss is set to close the doors of its first branch inside the University of...

Anxious WHO implores world to ‘do it all’ in long war on COVID-19

GENEVA — The World Health Organization warned on Monday that there might never be a "silver bullet" for COVID-19 in the form of a perfect vaccine and that the...

Philippines fears for economy, income as tough lockdown returns

MANILA — Tens of millions of people in and around the Philippine capital will go back to a strict lockdown from Tuesday, threatening incomes and...