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China and Philippines quarrel over South China Sea collision

China reports slight collision between two vessels Philippine military says China's claims 'deceptive, misleading' U.S., Canada, Japan, Philippines complete joint maritime exercises U.S. condemns Chinese...

US condemns ‘escalatory and irresponsible’ China actions in South China Sea

WASHINGTON — The U.S. State Department on Monday condemned what it called "escalatory and irresponsible" actions by China in the South China Sea on Sunday...

As Thailand moves to pass same-sex marriage law, couple wait to tie the knot

BANGKOK — Thai lesbian couple Vorawan "Beaut" Ramwan and Anticha "An" Sangchai are patiently waiting for the passage of their country's same-sex marriage law so that...

‘Beer o Pag-ibig?’: The Itchyworms to launch own craft beers

OPM band The Itchyworms will launch their own brand of craft beers next month. The band entered the brewing scene after it was inspired by their...
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‘Mayor Alice Gulo’: Director teases ‘Goin Bulilit’ return with spoof of Bamban mayor

"Goin' Bulilit" director Edgar "Bobot" Mortiz excited Filipino viewers when he posted a picture of a cast member doing a spoof of suspended Bamban,...

Indonesia ramps up fight against tuberculosis amid concerns on economic impact

JAKARTA — Indonesia plans to run clinical trials of several vaccines to fight surging cases of tuberculosis (TB) this year, with concerns the disease might affect...
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‘Pageant person pala dapat’: Roque’s travel companion in 2023 trip earns buzz

Social media went abuzz after documents retrieved from a raided Philippine Offshore Gaming Operator (POGO) hub in Pampanga found that former presidential spokesperson Harry...

AI can help − and hurt − student creativity

Teachers across the country are grappling with whether to view AI tools like ChatGPT as friend or foe in the classroom. My research shows...

Taiwan is not seeking war with China, defense minister says

TAIPEI — Taiwan is not seeking war with Beijing, and its policy is to build up a defensive, multi-level deterrence capability to make it harder for...

Influencers head to Paris Olympics as NBCU looks to draw young sports fans

Social media influencers will descend on Paris next month to give their followers an exclusive look at the Summer Olympics, including the athletes, the...

Global audiences suspicious of AI-powered newsrooms, report finds

Global concerns about the use of AI in news production and misinformation are growing, a report published by the Reuters Institute for the Study...
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Photo of cat neutered on Father’s Day draws laughs from Pinoys

A picture of a feline uploaded by a non-profit animal neutering organization on Father's Day drew laughs from the online community. The Philippine Pet Birth Control...

A homage to the dad joke, one of the great traditions of fatherhood

“Dad, I’m hungry.” “Hi, hungry. I’m Dad.” If you haven’t been asleep for the past 20 years, you’ll probably recognize this exchange as a dad joke. The...

Philippines cash remittances up 3.2% year-on-year in April

MANILA — Cash remittances rose 3.2% to $2.56 billion in April from a year earlier, the Philippine central bank said on Monday. In January to April, cash remittances by millions of Filipinos...

China coast guard says Philippine supply ship bumped Chinese ship in South China Sea

BEIJING (Updated 3:03 p.m.) — A Philippine supply ship dangerously approached a Chinese ship resulting in a slight collision after it illegally intruded into waters...

China urges Philippines to shut offshore gambling firms

MANILA — China urged the Philippines on Friday to stamp out offshore gambling, an online industry it described as a "social ill" encouraging crimes such as kidnapping, human...

Dutch tourist missing on Greek island found dead — police

ATHENS — A 74-year-old Dutch tourist who was missing for a week on the Greek island of Samos has been found dead, a police official said...

Bishop denounces killing of church lay minister in Leyte

A Catholic bishop has joined in denouncing the spate of killings in Leyte province, where a lay minister was the latest victim. Bishop Marvyn Maceda...

Singapore intensifies oil spill clean up after it spreads along coast

SINGAPORE — An oil spill off southern Singapore has spread to other areas of the island's coast and is threatening a marine reserve, government agencies said, adding that...

‘The Boys’ return and ‘Inside Out 2 dazzles’ – what to watch and read...

With a general election on the horizon, it’s probably safe to say most of us are experiencing a little more anxiety than usual. No...