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Chinese astronauts ascend ‘Celestial Palace’ in historic space mission

Shenzhou-15 marks last of 11 missions since April 2021 in building of space station Shenzhou-15 crew to take over from Shenzhou-14 astronauts on...

DILG’s license confiscation memo cited amid viral TikTok video questioning Makati traffic officers’ authority

Who is authorized to confiscate licenses? This question was once again raised online after a circulating video showed a woman arguing with a local government...

Tiktok sensation turned recording artist Mona Gonzales drops ‘Always Remember’

Singer Mona Gonzales has officially released her debut single, "Always Remember." The TikTok sensation turned recording artist said that her song, which she also wrote, is inspired...

Cryptoverse: Messi takes on Ronaldo in fan coin world cup

The market for fan tokens, a volatile cocktail of crypto and sport, is heating up in the desert of Qatar. Interest in this niche breed...

Enchanted Kingdom to welcome guests during music fest weekend in December

A theme park venue of an upcoming music festival will be open to the public and non-ticket holders of music fest this weekend. Organizers of...
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White House keeping a ‘close eye’ on misinformation on Twitter

WASHINGTON— The White House said on Monday it was monitoring social media platform Twitter, now under the stewardship of new Chief Executive Elon Musk, for...

#Samgyuphack trend of bagging food from Korean BBQ restos raises eyebrows

Some TikTok videos that showed customers taking home food from Korean barbecue restaurants were talked about online. Through the hashtag #Samgyuphack, some TikTok content creators...

2 Manila churches declared archdiocesan shrines

Cardinal Jose Advincula has decreed the elevation of two parish churches in Manila to the rank of archdiocesan shrine. The new status of Nuestra Señora...

‘Platform 9 3/4?’: Netizens poke fun at QC bike lane blocked by footbridge’s pillar

 A bike lane blocked by a footbridge’s pillar along Quezon Avenue in Quezon City earned online buzz.  The earliest Google Map Street View recorded in...
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Digital tech company offers new enhanced security features for SMEs

A digital technology company offered enhanced security solutions to small-medium enterprises (SMEs) amid the continuous preference for e-commerce in the country. Ant Group Digital Technologies,...

China’s lockdown protests spread to campuses and cities abroad

HONG KONG— Protests against China's strict zero-COVID policy and restrictions on freedoms have spread to at least a dozen cities around the world in a show...

How to upgrade your UMID card to UMID ATM pay card

Cardholders of the Unified Multi-Purpose ID or UMID can now upgrade their cards to a UMID ATM Pay Card. The Social Security System advised on...
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‘Overused?’: Pinoys share observations as Merriam-Webster tags ‘gaslighting’ word of 2022

Is Merriam-Webster's word of the year misused or have been overused on social media? This was what some Filipinos thought after the renowned American dictionary said...

WHO to use ‘mpox’ for monkeypox to tackle stigma

'Monkeypox' name to be phased out slowly WHO received more than 200 name proposals Some countries, individuals raised concerns GENEVA— The World Health Organization said...

‘Cash only’: Dutch content creator air frustration vs lack of card payment options

A Dutch travel content creator expressed frustration over the unavailability of stores accepting card payments at an airport in Manila, Philippines.  Feeling hungry after a...

500YOC coffee table book now available at CBCP Secretariat

The General Secretariat of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines is now accepting orders for the commemorative coffee table book on the 500...

Rundown: Healthy, budget-friendly dishes you can cook at home

Filipinos have continued to tighten their belts as the prices of goods continue to soar. This makes budgeting, especially for food, a little more challenging.  Given...

Why Michael V’s ‘Gusto Ko Nang Bumigay’ gained buzz among LGBT members

A comedy skit in "Bubble Gang" where Michael V parodied Morissette Amon's "Gusto Ko Nang Bumitaw" resonated with several members of the LGBTQ+ community. In...

‘More than just a skin problem’: Dog owners cautioned vs fleas, ticks

A veterinarian warned dog owners that canine fleas (pulgas) and ticks (garapata) are more than just a skin problem.  "These ectoparasites cause several harms to...

Philippines sees economy slowing, but ‘comparatively strong’ in 2023

MANILA—Philippine economic growth may ease next year after a likely expansion of more than 7% this year as global risks linger, but it will...