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Nesthy Petecio once said girls will surpass boys in Philippine sports

Filipino Olympic pugilist Nesthy Petecio once predicted that Filipino women will outplay men in the sports world. "Ang masasabi ko lang, mag-ingat-ingat na kayong mga...
Margielyn Didal

‘When you see it’: Photobombing Margielyn Didal spread cheer in Tokyo

Her Olympic stint may be over but she'll always be remembered for her high spirits. Street skateboarder Margielyn Didal was spotted photobombing fellow athletes on...
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Vaccinate anyone who wants a COVID-19 shot, says Duterte

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte ordered his government on Wednesday to open the coronavirus vaccination campaign to anyone who wants a shot as...

DOH counters fake chat group posts: No lockdown yet in Metro Manila

Chat groups have been buzzing overnight over posts declaring that a lockdown is being imposed on Metro Manila. Last night, however, the government's pandemic task...

Hidilyn Diaz back on social media, says Olympic gold for God

Hidilyn Diaz has returned to social media since her historic, record-breaking win at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics last Monday, July 26. In her first Instagram...
Kuya Kim and Duterte

‘Tama na po’: Kuya Kim voices appeal as Duterte lambasts ABS-CBN in SONA

Citing the unemployment of his friends, ABS-CBN television anchor Kim Atienza appealed for President Rodrigo Duterte to refrain from further criticizing their company after...

This dog can lift! See a cute weightlifting tribute for Hidilyn Diaz

An animal welfare organization paid an adorable tribute to Olympic champion Hidilyn Diaz through shelter dog Ayvee. The Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) shared on...

Moment marketing: How brands capitalize on Hidilyn Diaz’s Olympic feat

Companies and their brands are getting creative, hopping on to the celebratory ride over Hidilyn Diaz's historic success at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Facebook users...
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Duterte says he took away their misery. Commuters are saying…

Commuters are countering President Rodrigo Duterte’s claim in his final State of the Nation Address (SONA) that traveling using public transportation has already improved...

Hidilyn Diaz wrote children’s book ‘Ginto’t Pilak’ you may not know about

Olympic champion Hidilyn Diaz released a children's book last year about her journey in weightlifting. Anvil Publishing which published the book titled "Ginto't Pilak" promoted...
Women's weighlifting: Hidilyn Diaz, Liao Qiuyun and Zulfiya Chinshanlo

Hidilyn Diaz: From ‘plot’ to pride for Philippines’ first Olympic champion

MANILA, Philippines — Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, a day after making history as the Philippines' first ever Olympic gold medallist, took top billing in an...

Jinkee Pacquiao confuses foreign country’s flag with the Philippine flag

A popular Filipino celebrity congratulated Hidilyn Diaz on her historic win at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 using the flag of another country. Jinkee Pacquiao, through...
Duterte SONA 2021

Juxtaposed: Filipinos’ wish list for Duterte’s 2021 SONA vs the actual speech

Did President Rodrigo Duterte touch on Filipinos' major concerns in his final State of the Nation Address? Polling firm Pulse Asia in a recent survey...
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Michael Martinez’s supporters asking for financial support for 2022 Winter Olympics bid

Supporters of Filipino figure skater Michael Martinez are appealing for donations and sponsorships for the Philippines' 2022 Winter Olympics bet. The new campaign is a...
Hidilyn Diaz in Tokyo Olympics 2020

Juxtaposed: Lavish prizes for Hidilyn Diaz now and her financial woes at training

Cash, real estate and other perks poured in for Hidilyn Diaz from private companies after her record-breaking weightlifting feat at the Tokyo Olympics. Aside from...
Hidilyn Diaz miraculous medal

Medal of miracles: Yes, Hidilyn Diaz was wearing 2 medals after her historic win

"The faith is strong on this one." The elusive Olympic gold medal was not the only one that 30-year-old weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz was wearing in...

Hits and misses of Duterte’s 2021 SONA, according to social media

Among the topics President Rodrigo Duterte touched on his final State of the Nation Address delivered yesterday, it was his claims about transportation, the...
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Congratulating Hidilyn Diaz: Officials asked to apologize to her, too

Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo and the Malacañang are being called to apologize to the Philippines' first Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz as...

An observation: Some ‘untimely’ clapping during Duterte’s final SONA

The guests' intermittent applause during the State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday interrupted and figured into the nearly 3-hour...