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Cat in a spat: Scrapping Dr Seuss books is not cancel culture

Let’s start by putting aside the bugbear that it is even possible to “cancel” children’s author Dr Seuss. As Philip Bump wrote yesterday in The...

Pope Francis to celebrate Mass for Philippines’ 500 years of Christianity

Pope Francis will lead the Filipino community in Italy in celebrating the 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines, a Filipino priest based in...

Five tips to get reading again if you struggled during the pandemic

Like many people, you may have resolved this New Year to read more in 2021 and spend less time on your screens. And now...

‘An unfortunate incident’: Age-old family restaurant vows improved food preparation after viral ‘contamination’ complaint

A popular restaurant in the Philippines apologized after it received a report of a contaminated food in one of its branches. In a statement on...
Dog in Fort Santiago

Furrfect date: Pet owners can now bring furry friends to Intramuros

Pets are now welcome to visit the historical sites in Manila's oldest district shortly after it reopened its doors to tourists last month. The Intramuros...

On her 142nd birthday, influential suffragist Rosa Sevilla de Alvero makes it to #GoogleDoodle

Google honored Filipina activist Rosa Sevilla de Alvero, one of the most influential suffragists in the Philippines. She would have been 142 years old...

Pokwang takes offense at Palace official’s ‘Filipinos on vacation during quarantine’ remark

Actress-comedienne Pokwang blasted a senior Palace official's remark about Filipinos having a "year-long vacation" due to the coronavirus pandemic. The actress aired her sentiments after...

Factbox: What is the International Criminal Court?

THE HAGUE — The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Wednesday opened a formal investigation into possible war crimes committed in the Palestinian Territories. Below...

To end soon or not to end? ‘Ang Probinsyano’s’ alleged final episode and ABS-CBN’s...

Is the show ending soon or not? Some Filipinos admitted of being confused after ABS-CBN denied claims that its longtime-running primetime teleserye, "FPJ's Ang Probinsyano,"...

Duterte’s latest speech on women empowerment seen as hypocritical. Here’s why.

President Rodrigo Duterte spoke about women empowerment at a virtual event in line with Women's Month this March, a gesture which was seen as a...

Disney’s ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ takes audience on an Asian-inspired adventure

LOS ANGELES — Walt Disney Co's latest animated movie, "Raya and the Last Dragon," aims to offer a fresh take on a princess tale in a...

South Africa’s information regulator says WhatsApp cannot share users’ contact information

JOHANNESBURG — Facebook Inc cannot share any contact information it collects from WhatsApp users in South Africa with its other properties without first obtaining authorization from...
Macoy Dubs

Macoy Dubs returns to dubbing with pandemic version of ‘Mean Girls’ cafeteria scene

Mark Averilla or Macoy Dubs returned to dubbing movie snippets again, which earned him a name on social media before. This time, Averilla tackled the...
Solenn Heussaff with painting

‘To show that Filipinos deserve better’: Solenn Heussaff explains photo with urban poor as...

Celebrity artist Solenn Heussaff said that she wanted to show in her art that "Filipinos deserve better" after being criticized for supposedly using "poverty...

Still photos of Rizal, Aguinaldo, other dead people come to life via AI

Photos of national heroes were reimagined as living persons through an online genealogy platform. Live versions of still photos of historical figures such as Jose...
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‘The Way of the Househusband’ trailer, release date and more

The anime series "The Way of Househusband" will finally premiere on streaming entertainment service Netflix next month. “The Way of The Husband” is based on...

In Manila, 300 doses of Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine get #blessed

Prior to its rollout, 300 doses of Sinovac's coronavirus vaccine (CoronaVac) were blessed by a priest at the San Lazaro Hospital in Manila on...

Amid online shopping sale, calls to reduce plastic packaging waste continue

Bubble wraps, cartons and other packaging materials keep products safe during delivery but at the expense of environmental damage. Amid another e-commerce shopping event on...
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‘Inspired’ by Hogwarts? DOTr explains ‘confusing’ PWD sign of restroom lobby

The transportation department confused some Filipinos on social media when it released a photo showing two doors of restrooms with a signage for persons...

Getting news from Facebook and Google is convenient — but it comes at great...

Digital platforms like Facebook and Google give us easy access to media and information. But our collective dependence on these tech giants could in...