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Pope urges COVID inoculations, says vaccines are humanity’s friends

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE — Pope Francis said on Wednesday he was puzzled why so many people, including some cardinals in Roman Catholic Church hierarchy, have refused to...
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International Criminal Court backs probe into Philippines’ ‘war on drugs’

AMSTERDAM — Judges at the International Criminal Court on Wednesday approved a formal investigation into possible crimes against humanity allegedly committed under the leadership of...

Venice jury member bares Dennis Trillo was supposed to tie with John Arcilla for...

Dennis Trillo was supposed to tie with John Arcilla for the "Best Actor" award at the 78th Venice International Film Festival. This was according to one...
Pisay Ilocos

Pisay Ilocos’ alumni call for accountability amid sexual harassment allegations involving staff

More than a hundred concerned alumni of the Philippine Science High School—Ilocos Region Campus (PSHS-IRC) signed an open letter condemning the alleged sexual harassment...

The shifting sands of COVID and our uncertain future has a name – liminality

During the pandemic, lots of us, myself included, are struggling to live in the “now”. That “now”, with all its uncertainty, doesn’t look like...

‘Stronger Together’: Gina Lopez’s ‘G Diaries’ lives on with new season

Two years may have passed since the death of Gina Lopez, but a group of people remains committed to continuing the legacy that she...

Malaysia’s germ-busting clown finds new role in pandemic

TAIPING, Malaysia — When the coronavirus pandemic struck Malaysia, Shaharul Hisam Baharudin, like many others working closely with people, soon lost his work as an entertainer who juggled...

K-pop song ‘Next Level’ used to raise COVID-19 concerns amid new alert level scheme

A lawmaker referenced a Korean girl group's hit song to call for ramped-up testing, tracing and other measures from the government amid the coming...

Philippines set to launch maiden onshore dollar bond issue

MANILA — The Philippine government is set to launch on Wednesday its first onshore issue of retail dollar bonds, aiming to raise a minimum of...
Toni and BBM

Throwing shade? Movie lines of Toni Gonzaga go viral amid backlash over BBM interview

The social media accounts of Cinema Centenario were perceived to throw a shade at Toni Gonzaga, who recently drew flak for her interview with former...

Thinking of trying ivermectin for COVID? Here’s what can happen with this controversial drug

Westmead Hospital in Sydney’s west says it has treated a patient who overdosed after taking the drug ivermectin, an unproven and potentially dangerous treatment...

Tennis: Leylah Fernandez caught up in Cinderella moment after U.S. Open run

MONTREAL — After being caught up in a showbiz whirlwind following her unexpected run to the U.S. Open final, Canadian teenager Leylah Fernandez said she now feels like...
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‘Pinoy pride’ in Met Gala 2021? Hailee, Saweetie, Olivia Rodrigo serve looks in high-fashion...

"Pinoy Pride" in Met Gala? A music-centered online community shared pictures of artists Olivia Rodrigo, Saweetie and Hailee Steinfeld and commented that there were "Filipinos"...

Apple’s new iPhone 13 touts faster 5G, sharper cameras to spur trade-ins

Apple Inc unveiled the iPhone 13 and a new iPad mini on Tuesday, expanding 5G connectivity and showing off faster chips and sharper cameras...

Duterte accused of stifling scrutiny in Senate probes

MANILA— President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered members of his cabinet to get his consent before appearing at Senate investigations, fuelling accusations from activists and...

PSA: Colegio de San Juan de Letran opens walk-ins for COVID-19 vaccination on these...

A school in Manila announced that it has available slots for walk-ins for their COVID-19 vaccination program. Colegio de San Juan de Letran, a COVID-19...

A volcano warning? Declaration of Alert Level 4 of GCQ in NCR ensues confusion,...

Is it a volcano alert level? No, it's Metro Manila's soon-to-be quarantine status. The government will place the National Capital Region under Alert Level 4...

Names, faces of some Laguna, Rizal officials are seen on coffee sachets, tarps, free...

Names and faces of local officials were spotted on free coffee sachets, a taho stall and tarpaulins. Some social media users posted photos of these...
Vico Sotto and streetlights

‘Ok’: Vico Sotto’s two-letter tweet launched a thousand retweets

"Ok" This was the caption of Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto who posted "before" and "after" photos from traffic footage showing areas in and near...

Patrons mourn passing of Colette, inspiration behind famous buko pie

The reported death of the namesake of a famous buko pie that started out in Laguna was mourned by patrons of the traditional pastry-style,...