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South Korea’s BTS snags first-ever Grammy nod for K-Pop

SEOUL — South Korean boy band BTS on Tuesday snagged the first-ever Grammy nomination for a K-pop band, taking the worldwide sensation a step...

Buying and distributing a COVID-19 vaccine will involve hard ethical and practical choices

The world was ablaze with hope following the announcement last week that a vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech may be more than 90%...

Why did Donald Trump do better than expected in the U.S. election?

What happened in the American presidential election? Most pollsters and pundits predicted a large majority for Joe Biden and the Democrats, but Donald Trump...
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Businesses see increase in cybersecurity breach attempts amid shift to remote work, report says

An increase in cyber threats such as phishing and business email breaches were experienced by various organizations amid the shift in remote work, a...

In defense of K-pop: Filipino fans counter ex-beauty queen Imelda Schweighart’s views on Korean...

Beauty queen-turned-singer Imelda Schweighart received criticisms on social media after she expressed her dislike for K-pop music, in a Facebook post which had since been...

UNICEF says to ship 2 billion COVID vaccines to poor nations in 2021

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — Nearly 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines will be shipped and flown to developing countries next year in a...

Japan’s ramen bars struggle to stay open as COVID hammers small firms

TOKYO — Sixty-year-old Yashiro Haga is folding his Tokyo noodle ramen shop after 15 years in December, unable to overcome the prospect of a lasting customer slump...

Toy Story at 25: how Pixar’s debut evolved tradition rather than abandoning it

Old meets new as Woody and Buzz become friends in the original Toy Story (1995). Pixar/Youtube The release of Toy Story 25 years ago marked a...

China’s Manila mission says ‘dangerous’ U.S. creating chaos in Asia

MANILA — China's embassy in the Philippines has denounced the United States for "creating chaos" in Asia, after a visiting White House envoy backed countries in...

With rise in Pinoy hip-hop streams, Spotify introduces four new, rebranded playlists

A popular streaming platform saw a growth in listeners of Filipino hip-hop tracks this year. Recent data of Spotify showed that Kalye Hip-Hop, its flagship...

Filipino health care worker hopes COVID-19 vaccines will revive overseas job dream

MANILA — Philippine health care worker Vince Umali received a blow when the coronavirus pandemic derailed his plan to work in Canada this year,...

Philippines in advanced talks with AstraZeneca for vaccine

MANILA — The Philippines is close to concluding talks with Britain's AstraZeneca for the supply of at least 20 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine,...

‘We’ve got your back’: Trump advisor vows U.S. support in South China Sea

MANILA — U.S. national security adviser Robert O'Brien on Monday assured the Philippines and Vietnam, countries both locked in maritime rows with China, that Washington has...
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PSA: Installation of Easytrip, Autosweep RFID stickers to continue beyond December 1

The Department of Transportation stressed that the installation of radio frequency identification (RFID) stickers will continue after December 1. The DOTr had previously sought to go cashless on...
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Manila International Book Fair’s first-ever digital edition: What to expect

For the first time ever, the Manila International Book Fair will launch its digital edition on Tuesday, November 24. The online edition of the book...

Criticisms vs BSP’s new logo continue as report bares central bank’s over P50 million...

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has allotted P50 million for its public relations and branding this year, an official document revealed. Finance magazine Bilyonaryo reported that...

AstraZeneca says its coronavirus vaccine can be around 90% effective

AstraZeneca said on Monday its vaccine for the novel coronavirus could be around 90% effective without any serious side effects, the latest drugmaker to unveil...

Taylor Swift voted artist of year for 6th time at American Music Awards

LOS ANGELES — Taylor Swift was named artist of the year at the American Music Awards on Sunday and won two other trophies in a ceremony held live...

Cagayan priest partly blames massive corn plantations for flooding, landslides

A Cagayan priest has blamed the large-scale corn plantations as flooding and landslides are becoming more of a frequent natural disaster in the province. While...

Filipino BL ‘Gameboys’ gets global premiere as ‘Gameboys Level-Up Edition’

Popular Filipino BL (Boys Love) web-series "Gameboys" is set to have a global premiere as "Gameboys Level-Up Edition" next month. This, after streaming giant Netflix...