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Marcos reappoints former defense secretary, chooses health chief

MANILA— Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr has appointed Gilberto Teodoro as defense minister, the presidential palace said in a statement on Monday. Teodoro is a former...

Rundown: Discounts in beauty, smartphones, etc. for Mega 6.6 Sale Day

Filipino shoppers are in for a shopping treat this Tuesday, June 6. TikTok Shop and mobile phone brands realme and oppo are offering massive discounts...
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Oscars equivalent? All about the James Beard award that Erwan Heussaff won

Food content creator Erwan Heussaff just bagged an award from the "Oscars" of the culinary world. This is the James Beard Foundation Awards, where the...

Filipino workers encounter connection glitches to Google, Gmail, YouTube

Google, its services and its subsidiaries dominated topics on social media in the Philippines as workers and web surfers reported accessing the platforms on...
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Prince Harry set for London court appearance

LONDON — Prince Harry is expected to appear at London's High Court on Monday as he prepares to give evidence in his lawsuit against the publisher of British...

Thai PM frontrunner attends Pride parade, promising same-sex marriage, gender identity rights

BANGKOK — The frontrunner to be Thailand's next prime minister joined a Pride parade in Bangkok on Sunday, promising to pass a law that would...

Bishops: Respect land titles of Ati tribe in Boracay

The country’s Catholic bishops on Friday appealed for "honor and respect" to the land titles awarded by the government to the Ati tribe of...

‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ spins new spider worlds

LOS ANGELES— American film-producing and writing duo Christopher Miller and Phil Lord were determined to weave a combination of art and heart into Sony Picture's "Spider-Man: Across...
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Participants, organizer of CONQuest 2023 issue apology over ‘overcrowding’ at event

Some participants and the organizers behind the three-day gaming, music and pop culture festival held in Pasay City over the weekend apologized following the reported "chaos"...

Cardinal Advincula receives honorary doctorate from La Salle

Cardinal Jose Advincula of the Archdiocese of Manila has joined his former school, the De La Salle University (DLSU), to receive an honorary degree. The...

Gabe Vincent helps Heat beat Nuggets, level Finals at 1-1

Gabe Vincent scored 23 points to help the visiting Miami Heat record a 111-108 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday night, leveling the NBA Finals...

Scores detained in Hong Kong on Tiananmen crackdown anniversary

HONG KONG/TAIPEI— Hong Kong police searched and detained scores of people on Sunday, including four arrested for "seditious" intent, as authorities tightened security for the 34th anniversary of the...

India rescue work ends as focus turns to cause of worst train crash in...

BAHANAGA, India— Indian rescue workers completed operations on Sunday after the country's deadliest rail crash in more than two decades, with signal failure emerging as the likely cause of an accident...

US poet laureate dedicates ode to Europa for NASA mission to Jupiter’s icy moon

WASHINGTON— When U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limon was asked to write a poem for inscription on a NASA spacecraft headed to Jupiter's icy moon Europa,...
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‘Breaking my silence’: Theater actor pokes fun at FB post amid Moira-Jason issue

A Facebook post poked fun at an online post concerning multi-platinum recording artist Moira Dela Torre and her estranged husband, Jason Marvin Hernandez, by...
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Meta to test limiting some news access on Facebook, Instagram in Canada

Meta Platforms Inc on Thursday said it will begin tests on its social media websites Facebook and Instagram that will limit some users and...

‘A glimpse of the Philippines’: DOT expresses support for new Malacañang heritage mansions

The newly-opened heritage mansions in Malacañang will provide local and foreign tourists a "glimpse" of Philippine history. Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco expressed this in...

NASA UFO panel in first public meeting says better data needed

WASHINGTON — Members of an independent NASA panel studying UFOs, or what the U.S. government now terms UAP for "unidentified anomalous phenomena," said in their...
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Anne Curtis, Gary Valenciano ‘excited’ to help children with UNICEF roles

Veteran performer Gary Valenciano and actress-host Anne Curtis expressed excitement over the prospect of supporting and empowering vulnerable children by partnering with an organization. The...

‘Love ko all’: McDo Philippines’ LGBT-story ad earns praise among Pinoy, foreign netizens

A commercial for a fast-food giant gained praise among social media users in other countries. McDonald's Philippines released an advertisement involving queer people on May...