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#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...

Metro Manila comes back to life although COVID-19 threat lingers

MANILA — Millions of people returned to work in the Philippine capital on Monday as one of the world's strictest and longest coronavirus lockdowns...
Congress

Online petition revived against controversial bill, which House slipped in during MECQ

An online petition addressed to the House of Representatives sought to junk the proposed measure against terrorism because some of its provisions were deemed unconstitutional and would trample on...
Online shopping

PM is the key? DTI reminds online sellers to display prices on online platforms

Online sellers are recently reminded to disclose prices of their respective products to their consumers as the e-commerce industry booms amid the community quarantine period. In...

Tanker truck drives into protesters as U.S. cities fear another night of violent protests

MINNEAPOLIS — A tanker truck drove into a throng of protesters on a closed interstate near Minneapolis on Sunday, with the driver pulled from his rig and beaten, as major...

Online child sex abuse cases triple under lockdown in Philippines

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — Cases of online child sex abuse in the Philippines have tripled under coronavirus, the government said, with campaigners warning that the...
Salon customer

Beauty service workers ask gov’t to reopen salons, barbershops under GCQ

Workers in the local beauty service industry recently appealed to the government to allow salons and barbershops to operate once Metro Manila and other...

A guide to available modes of mass transport units for areas under GCQ

The Department of Transportation on Friday announced the modes of public transportation for Filipinos who will travel to work next week following the eased restrictions in...
Chinese nationals

Investigation sought after alleged priority COVID-19 testing of Chinese workers

Investigations are called for over recent reports of Chinese workers allegedly given priority in targeted testing activities.  This week, Sen. Risa Hontiveros and local officials in Parañaque City received reports...

Minnesota police arrest CNN reporter on air covering Minneapolis protests

WASHINGTON — The Minnesota State Patrol arrested a CNN reporter reporting live on television early Friday morning while covering the Minneapolis protests, without giving any reason, and...
Richard Gomez

‘Who said I don’t want to accept OFWs?’: Richard Gomez questions Duterte’s source on...

Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez on Friday questioned President Rodrigo Duterte's source after the latter claimed that the actor-politician was supposedly against the return of...

Japan reality show ‘Terrace House’ halts production after star’s death

TOKYO — Japanese reality TV show "Terrace House" has suspended its production for the 2019-2020 season after the sudden death of a 22-year-old cast...

Twitter attaches disclaimer to Trump’s Minneapolis tweet for ‘glorifying violence’

Twitter accused President Donald Trump on Friday of "glorifying violence", attaching a disclaimer to one of his tweets about unrest in Minneapolis that it said broke its...