April 1

‘Don’t be a fool this April Fools’ Day’: Gov’t agencies warn public against fake...

A number of government agencies warned the public against sharing of fake news and tasteless jokes about the novel coronavirus in light of April...
UP Oblation

UP students report being red-tagged over donation drive hotline

The student council of the University of the Philippines Manila claimed that its members were red-tagged after they initiated to help donation drives for...

Loss of taste, smell key COVID-19 symptoms, British scientists’ study says

LONDON— Losing your sense of smell and taste may be the best way to tell if you have COVID-19, according to a study of data collected...
Angel Locsin photoshoot

Angel Locsin calls out a tabloid for misleading headline on viral haircut video with...

An offended Angel Locsin called out a local tabloid for the way it framed a report about her fiancé, film producer Neil Arce's, viral video...
Coconut oil with bowl

‘Heaven’s Formula’: Batangas town mayor applies oil to constituents’ foreheads despite no scientific...

The mayor of Lian, Batangas believes that applying oil called "Heaven's Formula" to his constituents' foreheads is one of the ways to prevent and...
COVID-19 testing kit DOST

Gov’t to ramp up COVID-19 test capacity with accreditation of more testing centers, kits

More accredited testing centers and field validation of the testing kits developed by the University of the Philippines are expected to be implemented and...

From zero to hero: Italy’s Chinese help beat coronavirus

FLORENCE— In the storm of infection and death sweeping Italy, one big community stands out to health officials as remarkably unscathed -- the 50,000 ethnic...

Adulting 101: Online group gives ‘errand’ hacks to ‘Quarantine tributes’

An online group dedicated to sharing hacks on how to fulfill errands during the month-long enhanced community quarantine period was recently created on Facebook. Aptly...
Bongbong Marcos

Conflicting statements on Bongbong Marcos’ COVID-19 test results spark questions

Defeated vice presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos Jr. tested positive for COVID-19 just days after his wife Liza Araneta-Marcos announced that their family tested negative...

Unfortunate ‘catfishing’ testimonies vs Sam Morales surfaced online. Is this alleged scheme a crime?

A Twitter user’s harrowing tale of alleged “catfishing” supposedly perpetuated by a budding multimedia artist and filmmaker triggered other victims to speak about their similar...
Bianca Gonzalez

Twitter celebrates Filipina trailblazers unafraid to spark conversations online

As National Women's Month concludes, Twitter Philippines shines the spotlight on Filipinas who have been using their voices and influence to inspire communities and...
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Airlines in Philippines ask for gov’t support over coronavirus, say survival at stake

MANILA— An association of airlines in the Philippines is requesting government help, saying they face a threat to their survival as the global push to contain...
President Duterte

Summary of Duterte’s 5th COVID-19 address and what he failed to mention

President Rodrigo Duterte’s fifth nation address on Monday was not a report on the government’s spending plan for anti-COVID-19 efforts. Filipinos earlier expected Duterte to...
Duterte in March 30 briefing

Why Duterte’s remark on frontliners’ deaths is perceived as ‘romanticization’

President Rodrigo Duterte in his late night address said that healthcare workers who lost their lives due to the novel coronavirus disease were fortunate to...

UK’s Prince Harry and wife Meghan bid farewell to royal roles

LONDON— Prince Harry and his American wife Meghan posted their last message as working members of Britain's royal family on Monday before officially embarking on new...