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#JunkTerrorBill call goes global: Aquaria, Bretman Rock, Miss U queens, more celebs rally behind...

(UPDATED 10:31 p.m.) Some personalities who were known to be silent on political affairs expressed their opposition against the anti-terror bill following the House's approval of the measure on Wednesday evening. Majority...
Chiz Escudero

Chiz Escudero gets backlash after posting opinion on Anti-Terror Bill, which his mom initially...

Sorsogon Gov. Francis "Chiz" Escudero said that his mother, who was previously one of the authors of the first version of the proposed Anti-Terrorist...

Explainer: Are asymptomatic COVID-19 patients safe or silent carriers?

BEIJING — China said 300 symptomless carriers of the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, the epicentre of the pandemic, had not been found to be...
Congress

These lawmakers withdrew support for Anti-Terror Bill after initially backing it

Some lawmakers withdrew their co-authorship of the controversial anti-terror bill as online calls to scrap it continue to dominate local Twitter. Hashtag #JunkTerrorbill reached over...
Checkpoint in Davao

‘Swim in canal’ as punishment for quarantine violators in Davao? Here’s why you should...

Officials of Barangay San Antonio in Davao City were recently called out for imposing a punishment that poses threat on the health of quarantine protocol...
Victim of 'War on Drugs'

‘Near impunity’ for drug war killings in Philippines, UN report says

GENEVA — Tens of thousands of people in the Philippines may have been killed in the war on drugs since mid-2016, amid "near impunity"...

Pope urges US reconciliation, condemns racism and street violence

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis called for national reconciliation in the United States on Wednesday, saying that while racism is intolerable, the street violence that has broken...
Female victim of sexual harassment.

This Twitter feature helps stop gender-based violence amid COVID-19 lockdown

Microblogging platform Twitter recently launched an initiative to help online users prevent gender-based violence at a time when people are homebound due to government-imposed...

Did Kim Chiu dance to ‘Bawal Lumabas’ song in the middle of EDSA traffic?

Kim Chiu on Wednesday took to Instagram to deny that she danced in the middle of EDSA traffic. On Tuesday, Facebook user Chadric Ebojo shared a video supposedly showing...

‘Who’s at fault?’: Local officials hit for blaming commuters on GCQ transport chaos

An official of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority on Tuesday passed the blame of chaos on the roads to commuters who scrambled to get to work during the...
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...