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Spotted: Robin Padilla displays Philippine flag in wartime position

A senatorial aspirant's social media post caught the attention of the local online community for displaying the Philippine flag with the red field facing...

Philippine recovery to gather pace, but virus risks linger —World Bank

MANILA — The Philippine economy is likely to grow faster than previously thought this year, with momentum expected to pick up further next year, but...

‘Detached from reality’: Comelec slammed for rejecting Nurses United’s House seat bid

The Commission on Elections drew flak after it rejected an aspiring party-list that represents nurses and other health workers who are at the frontlines...

Omicron may raise re-infection risk; booster protection documented

The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the findings and that...
Marian Rivera

Marian Rivera heads to Israel for Miss Universe 2021 judging duties

Kapuso actress Marian Rivera is now headed to the country where the 70th edition of Miss Universe will be held and participate as one...

How mobile wallet apps are making Christmas ‘merry’ this 2021

COVID-19 cases might be going down but the health department is still encouraging virtual parties this holiday season. An e-wallet platform is taking advantage of...

K-pop sensation BTS hopes to ‘see you in Seoul’ in March

SEOUL — K-pop sensation BTS hopes to hold an in-person concert in Seoul for the first since the pandemic, Yonhap news agency reported on Friday,...

U.S. officials to boycott Beijing Olympics over rights ‘atrocities’

WASHINGTON/BEIJING — The United States will not send government officials to the 2022 Winter Olympics due to China's human rights "atrocities," the White House said on Monday,...

‘Sobrang lamig’: Philippines’ cold weather inspires memes, banter

Some Filipinos are having a field day on social media amid the Amihan season. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration declared the start of...
Ivana Alawi

Ivana Alawi hailed top YouTube Philippines content creator of 2021

Actress-vlogger Ivana Alawi once again ranked as the top YouTube content creator in the Philippines for 2021, according to Google Philippines. Her brother, Hash Alawi,...
Ateneo de Manila University Interaksyon

Ateneo issues advisory vs scam using its name, logo, names of alumni

There is an ongoing illegal scheme that uses the logo, name and alumni members of Ateneo de Manila University to deceive students. The AdMU warned...

Philippines tentatively reopens schools as COVID-19 cases ease

MANILA — Some children in the Philippines' capital Manila returned to school on Monday after a near two-year suspension as the country, which has imposed...

Food packs not ornaments: Netizens defend Pasig’s supposed lack of Christmas decors

Several online users gave a shout out to Pasig City government's gift-giving initiative in response to remarks of a former city chief executive who claimed...
Doctor consultation

MMC director invites ‘anxious’ Pinoys to in-person consultations as COVID-19 cases drop

The medical director of a Makati-based hospital invited Filipinos to reconnect with their respective physicians for in-person consultations after the facility has logged zero...

Bitcoin below $50,000, at early October levels, after weekend’s battering

HONG KONG — Bitcoin hovered around $49,000 on Monday, down 1.5% on the day, as traders nursed losses after a brutal weekend in which the price of...

MMDA offers free Pasig River ferry rides anew

The Metro Manila Development Authority is once again offering free Pasig River ferry rides to commuters going to cities around Metro Manila this December. “Sabi...

Japanese princess celebrates coming of age

TOKYO — Japan's Princess Aiko, the only child of Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako, on Sunday celebrated her coming of age at the Imperial Palace in central...

Myanmar’s ousted leader Suu Kyi gets four-year jail term in trial —source

Myanmar's ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi received a four-year jail term on Monday on charges of incitement and violations of a law on natural disasters, a source...
Bea Gomez and Nane Avetisyan

Miss Philippines, Armenia enjoy candid moment during Miss Universe 2021 shoot

Miss Universe 2021 bets Beatrice Luigi Gomez and Nane Avetisyan had a candid moment during a photoshoot in Eilat, Israel where some contestants rode...

U.S. congressman posts family Christmas picture with guns, days after school shooting

WASHINGTON — A U.S. congressman on Saturday posted a Christmas picture of himself and what appeared to be his family, smiling and posing with an assortment of guns, just days after four teenagers were killed...