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Google back up after brief outage —Downdetector

Alphabet Inc's GOOGL.O Google services appeared to be back up after facing a brief global disruption on late Monday, according to outage tracking website Downdetector.com. Reports of...

What you need to know about Facebook’s move to scrap ‘live shopping’ feature in...

Meta announced that the live shopping feature on Facebook would be removed starting October 1 due to changing consumer behaviors. However, the company noted that...
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Philippine GDP grows less than expected in Q2

Q2 GDP grows 7.4% y/y, below +8.6% forecast Growth slowest in three quarters Govt says Q2 growth in line with 2022 target MANILA — The Philippine...

In Australia, tributes pour out for pop star Olivia Newton-John

SYDNEY — Australians expressed shock and sadness on Tuesday as they woke up to the news that 1970s and '80s pop icon Olivia Newton-John, star of...
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False: Posts claiming Carmelite nuns watched controversial film with mahjong scene

Claim: Some posts claimed that the Carmelite nuns from Jaro, Iloilo supported a dramedy "Maid in Malacañang" in the province. A Twitter user posted a...

Google down for thousands of users —Downdetector

Alphabet Inc's GOOGL.O Google was down for thousands of users on Monday, according to outage tracking website Downdetector.com. There were more than 40,000 incidents of people reporting...

‘A mistake’: Pizza chain apologizes over Julius Babao’s viral order with plastic sheet

A pizza restaurant chain said it takes customer feedback seriously after news anchor Julius Babao shared his unpleasant experience after ordering from one of...

Pop music and ‘Grease’ star Olivia Newton-John dead at age 73

(Updated 11:46 a.m.) Singer Olivia Newton-John, who soared to the top of the world's pop music charts in the 1970s and 1980s with such...

Crisis in education? Pinoys fret over Philippines’ high learning poverty rate

Ninety percent of children in the Philippines still struggled with reading simple texts at age 10, according to the latest data from the World...

Thai poll shows majority want PM to leave office this month

BANGKOK — Nearly two-thirds of people in Thailand want Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha to leave office this month, according to an opinion poll, which comes amid...

Volleyball player Kathy Bersola graduates cum laude from UP College of Medicine

Volleyball player Katherine Adrielle Bersola made a podium finish in medical school after graduating as cum laude from the University of the Philippines.  Bersola’s academic...
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‘Gwiyomi’ 2022 version: Alodia Gosiengfiao remakes old internet trend with SB19

The Gwiyomi 2022 version is out! Cosplayer-entrepreneur Alodia Gosiengfiao fulfilled the requests of her followers to do a remake of the 2013 internet craze after...

‘Proud Blue Aspin’: These personalities ride viral satire school’s gimmick

Are you enrolling in the so-called International State College of the Philippines or ISCP? Some personalities are jumping in on the gimmick of an online satire...
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CATipunan: Indie publisher launches cat portraits zine for International Cat Day

Did you know that you can help cat rescue groups by simply reading or appreciating art? Independent publisher Gantala Press launched the first volume of...

Air traffic around Taiwan returning to normal despite new Chinese drills

Air traffic around Taiwan is gradually returning to normal after airspace surrounding the island reopened, Taiwan's Ministry of Transportation and Communications said on Monday,...

What is International State College of the Philippines and why is it trending?

Social media users are falling for a satirical university for its online materials that made it look like a legitimate academic institution. The satire-meme page...

Hong Kong eases COVID quarantine rules for incoming travellers

HONG KONG — Hong Kong will shorten the COVID-19 hotel quarantine period for all arrivals to three days from seven, taking another step to gradually unwind...

‘Not a mall show’: Denden Lazaro asks fans to respect athletes’ job, sport

Athletes treated like showbiz personalities? Volleyball player Dennise Michelle "Denden" Lazaro-Revilla called on the public to respect their job as athletes. In a live stream on Kumu last...

Chile sinkhole grows large enough to swallow France’s Arc de Triomphe

A sinkhole in Chile has doubled in size, growing large enough to engulf France's Arc de Triomphe and prompting officials to order work to...
Philippines GDP Interaksyon

Philippines’ Q1 GDP y/y growth revised down to 8.2% from 8.3%

MANILA — The Philippine economy PHGDP=ECI grew 8.2% in the first quarter of 2022 from a year earlier, only slightly lower than the previously-reported growth of 8.3%, the...