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LRT-1 launches photo contest to help tourism recovery in Metro Manila

What places can you visit and travel to by riding the LRT-1 train? Private operator Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) invited commuters to take snapshots...
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Vaccination before reception: Cebu newlywed cheered for her priorities

"Priorities." A 25-year-old newlywed immediately went to a vaccination site to receive her second dose of COVID-19 vaccine after attending her church wedding last Monday. Marlyn...
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Is it even possible to regulate Facebook effectively? Time and again, attempts have led...

The Australian government’s recent warning to Facebook over misinformation is just the latest salvo in the seemingly constant battle to hold the social media...
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‘#FightVoteBuying’ says Comelec spox following Batangas cash-giving affair

An official of the Commission on Elections posted the hashtag "#FightVoteBuying" and posed a question about the issue on Twitter. This came after reports of...
Rally against War on Drugs

Philippines to review thousands more ‘drug war’ killings, says DOJ chief

MANILA — The Philippines justice ministry will review thousands of killings in President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, its chief said, after releasing details of...

From ‘softboi Rizal’ to ‘Bonifacio’s Rakrakan’: Public playlists for voter applicants

The Commission on Elections released public playlists for voter applicants to listen to while waiting in line in the voter registration process. Comelec shared on...
Barriers in Aurora Quezon Elementary School

Isko Moreno told: Prioritize airflow over barriers in classrooms as classes start

Ventilation and good airflow were pushed after Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso showed pictures of an elementary classroom with desk barriers and helmets in...

Kylie Verzosa mistaken for the ‘Kylie’ Aljur Abrenica was referring to

Former beauty queen Kylie Verzosa was being falsely tagged for the marital issues involving Aljur Abrenica and his wife, Kylie Padilla. Verzosa on October 19...
AmiananPop Festival

AmiananPop 2021: A songwriting fest celebrating music from the north

First, there was the VisPop. Then there was the MinPop. Now, there's the AmiananPop. Filipinos from the North are ready to showcase their talents and...

Facebook plans to change its name – The Verge

Social media giant Facebook Inc is planning to rebrand itself with a new name next week, the Verge reported on Tuesday, citing a source with direct...
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One does not feel old, says 95-year-old Queen Elizabeth

LONDON — Britain's 95-year-old Queen Elizabeth, who has reigned over her nation for almost seven decades, says she feels too young at heart be awarded the...
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First look at iQiyi Original K-drama series ‘Jirisan’

On-demand video streaming service iQiyi on Monday gave a preview of the upcoming its upcoming original Korean drama series “Jirisan.” “Jirisan” follows the team of national park...
Peter Rosalita

‘AGT’ singer Peter Rosalita wows audience on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’

A young Filipino singer who recently competed in the 16th season of "America's Got Talent" appeared on Ellen DeGeneres' show on Monday (US time). Ten-year-old...

‘Kingdom,’ ‘Itaewon Class,’ among most talked-about K-drama on Twitter

"Kingdom," "Itaewon Class" and "True Beauty" are unveiled as the top three most mentioned Korean drama titles on global Twitter, according to recent data. On Tuesday, Twitter...

La Trinidad mayor calls for peaceful end to ‘leadership crisis’ at power utility firm

A provincial chief executive called for sobriety on the ongoing conflict at the Benguet Electric Cooperative (Beneco) on behalf of the households who needed the...

E-commerce platform expands link of sari-sari stores to suppliers

A tech-enabled platform has helped connect sari-sari stores to suppliers by removing middleman rates and other fees to increase sales for vendors. GrowSari is a...
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Candy Pangilinan apologizes after commenting ‘congrats’ on Alex Gonzaga’s miscarriage post

Actress-comedienne Candy Pangilinan apologized after initially congratulating Alex Gonzaga, who posted a picture of a positive pregnant test result which ended up in a...

BSP sells commemorative coins in honor of Filipino heroes Magbanua, Ponce, Aguinaldo

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas on Tuesday announced that it is selling three commemorative coins that featured Filipino heroes Teresa Magbanua, Mariano Ponce and...

Beijing shop launches ‘Squid Game’ bake-off challenge

BEIJING — A Beijing bakery has introduced a Squid Game-themed confection-making challenge in its store as it seeks to cash in on the massive popularity of the South Korean Netflix...

Parents warned vs unregistered plastic balloons with cancer-causing chemical

Environmental watchdogs discouraged parents from purchasing unregistered plastic balloons that contain a cancer-causing chemical. EcoWaste Coalition issued this advisory on Facebook on October 17, citing...