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Omicron variant could outcompete Delta, South African disease expert says

JOHANNESBURG — The Omicron coronavirus variant detected in southern Africa could be the most likely candidate to displace the highly contagious Delta variant, the director of...

Barbados declares ‘diamond’ Rihanna a national hero

BRIDGETOWN — Barbados declared hit singer Rihanna a national hero at its republican celebrations in her hometown of Bridgetown. Prime Minister Mia Mottley announced that the...

Filipinos’ Christmas still joyous despite pandemic, Twitter data shows

Filipinos still managed to have holiday cheer despite the scourge of the coronavirus pandemic in December last year, according to data from a study. Twitter's...

‘Happy Birthday, Andres’: Artworks, birthday messages pour on 158th Bonifacio Day

Filipinos marked the 158th birth anniversary of Andres Bonifacio through artworks and witty birthday greetings to the Filipino hero on November 30. The name "Andres...
COVID-19 Christmas

End of year parties: PGH lists ways to make them COVID-19 free

Christmas and end-of-year parties are now being planned after nearly two long years of social distancing, but the COVID-19 scare is not yet over. The...

Duterte’s preferred successor quits presidential race

Senator Christopher "Bong" Go, the preferred successor of Rodrigo Duterte, said on Tuesday he was withdrawing his candidacy for presidency. Go, President Duterte's long-time aide,...
Online shopping

‘PM is the key’ an ‘evil sellers’ practice against customers, says DTI in meme

The Department of Trade and Industry had no kind words for online sellers that are not unfront about prices of goods they are selling. On...

‘I fight for higher principles’: EJ Obiena to continue representing Philippines despite row

Fans of pole vaulter EJ Obiena poured in their support for him after he announced he will still represent the Philippines despite being embroiled...

Omicron poses very high global risk, world must prepare —WHO

GENEVA - The heavily mutated Omicron coronavirus variant is likely to spread internationally and poses a very high risk of infection surges that could...

Anilao underwater photography competition to return December 1

One of the world’s biggest underwater macro photography competition, Anilao Underwater Shootout, is set to return this week. Slated in Anilao, Batangas on December 1...
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‘Singerist’: Angel Locsin shows off singing skills in online shopping haul

Actress Angel Locsin briefly displayed her singing skills while showing off her "budol" finds ahead of the paydale sale in an e-commerce app. The actress...

Couple caught fleeing Dutch COVID-19 quarantine moved to ‘forced isolation’

AMSTERDAM — A couple caught trying to escape from COVID-19 quarantine in the Netherlands after testing positive for the coronavirus have been transferred to...
video

Ben&Ben’s new music video for ‘Lunod’ was shot at historical site

Filipino nine-piece collective Ben&Ben last Friday released the music video for its latest single “Lunod,” a collaboration with Zild and Juan Karlos. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Jerrold...
Samela Godin

Miss Culture Int’l Philippines bet Samela Godin arrives in South Africa amid Omicron threat

Filipinos prayed for the safety of Miss Culture International Philippines 2021 Samela Godin who arrived in South Africa over the weekend for the upcoming...

Doctors counter potential return of face shield policy with these suggestions

Members of the medical community called for better health policies after the national government announced possible re-imposition of the face shield policy due to...

Omicron is the new COVID kid on the block: 5 steps to avoid, 10...

South Africa reacted with outrage to travel bans, first triggered by the UK, imposed on it in the wake of the news that its...

Philippines launches campaign to vaccinate 9 million people in 3 days

MANILA — The Philippines launched on Monday an ambitious drive to vaccinate nine million people against COVID-19 over three days, deploying security forces and using...
St Peter plans

Death care company now allows you to ‘add to cart’ memorial plans

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, almost every businesses are shifting their operations online and that includes availing of life plans. Death care company...

Robredo’s meeting with AFP stirs renewed #AbolishNTFELCAC calls

Calls to abolish the government's anti-terrorist task force were renewed online following the recent meeting of Vice President Leni Robredo with the military. Since it...

‘Traslacion’ suspended anew in 2022 due to COVID-19 threats

For the second year, the procession of the Black Nazarene in Manila will be suspended in January 2022 as COVID-19 remains a threat, a...