ABS-CBN star-maker Mr. M pens open letter urging Remulla, Defensor to back franchise renewal

Veteran program director and talent manager Johnny Manahan, also known as Mr. M, urged lawmakers who earlier opposed the renewal of ABS-CBN franchise, to reconsider...

Hundreds of scientists say coronavirus is airborne, ask WHO to revise recommendations – NYT

Hundreds of scientists say there is evidence that novel coronavirus in smaller particles in the air can infect people and are calling for the World Health Organization to...

Wirecard ex-COO Marsalek’s entry into Philippines was faked, DOJ said

MANILA — Immigration records showing Wirecard's former chief operating officer Jan Marsalek arrived in the Philippines on June 23 and departed for China the next day were...

PhilPop goes international with #MusicBreakingBoarders

PhilPop, the country's premier songwriting competition, eyes to penetrate the music landscape of the Asia Pacific Region and beyond by promoting homegrown music and...

Public clamor to declare anti-terror law ‘unconstitutional’ launched after Duterte approves bill

Calls to declare the national government's counter-terrorism act unconstitutional and to revoke it altogether trended on social media after President Rodrigo Duterte signed the...

ABS-CBN writer asks network supporters to e-mail lawmakers set to give verdict on franchise

ABS-CBN writer Carmi Raymundo on Friday urged supporters of the network to reach out to lawmakers who are part of the congressional committee tasked to decide...

Duterte signs anti-terrorism bill into law — spokesman

MANILA — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday signed into law a tough new anti-terrorism act, his spokesman said, pushing ahead with controversial legislation that...

‘Kings of the road’ allowed to operate partially but numbers don’t add up —...

A transport rights group continued its appeal for the return of all traditional jeepneys amid the partial resumption of only a small fraction of...
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Probe urged after Teddy Locsin’s post about tax-evading POGOs settling fees ‘under the table’

A recent tweet of Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin about the Philippine offshore gaming operations or POGOs triggered calls for a probe into the...

‘Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times’ slogan is illegal, government says

HONG KONG — The popular protest slogan "Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times" connotes separatism or subversion, the city's government said, pointing to crimes that are covered under...

From tubs to toilets, Vietnam hotel opens with gold-plated pizzazz

HANOI — A five-star hotel in Vietnamese capital Hanoi has opened with a twist that it hopes will attract guests with intimately expensive tastes: gold-plated bath...
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Alert but not alarmed: what to make of new H1N1 swine flu with ‘pandemic...

Researchers have found a new strain of flu virus with “pandemic potential” in China that can jump from pigs to humans, triggering a suite...

Environment groups also hit Harry Roque for patronizing ‘captive’ dolphins’

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque was once again criticized for his Subic trip, this time, by environmental organizations that took issue with the captive endangered...
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Vlogger ‘Buknoy Glamurrr’ in hot water for ‘belittling’ tricycle drivers in video about reaching...

YouTube vlogger "Buknoy Glamurrr," otherwise known as Andrew Luis Lapid, was perceived to "belittle" tricycle drivers in a viral video clip where he was...

Harry Potter fan sites step back from Rowling over transgender views

LOS ANGELES — Two of the biggest Harry Potter fan sites on Thursday distanced themselves from author J.K. Rowling because of her beliefs on transgender issues, calling them...