onika Grigoryan and Roxie Baeyens

Lookalike? Pageant fans see resemblance between Miss Universe Armenia 2020, Miss Earth Philippines 2020

Miss Earth Philippines 2020 lookalike? Miss Universe Armenia 2020 Monika Grigoryan is gaining buzz among Filipino pageant fans after pictures of her were posted by...

Philippines tells fishermen to ignore Beijing’s ban on fishing in South China Sea

MANILA — The Philippines has rejected an annual summer fishing ban imposed by China in the disputed South China Sea and encouraged its boats to keep fishing...

Philippines approves emergency use of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine

MANILA — The Philippines' food and drug agency approved on Wednesday the emergency use of U.S. drugmaker Moderna Inc's COVID-19 vaccine in the Southeast Asian nation. The...
Twitter art

PSA: Twitter users with less than 1,000 followers can now host their own audio...

Twitter users with less than a thousand followers can still host conversations on its newest feature in the platform which is designed to let...
Kennedy and Miss Universe Cameroon 2020

State university lauds college student chosen to design national costume for Miss Universe Cameroon

The Central Luzon State University's Department of Textile and Garment Technology expressed its warmest congratulations to 20-year-old student Kennedy Jhon Gasper who was given...

‘It’s been a year’: ABS-CBN reporters mark 1st anniversary since signing off the air

ABS-CBN reporters on Wednesday remembered the first year since the country's largest broadcasting network signed off the air on May 5, 2020. One year ago...

Britney Spears calls recent documentaries about her ‘hypocritical’

LOS ANGELES— Pop singer Britney Spears spoke out on Tuesday about recent documentaries about her life and career, calling them "hypocritical" because they rehash her personal problems...

Tourists offered glimpse of rural life near Egypt’s pyramids

CAIRO — Tourists visiting Egypt's famed pyramids may rarely stray from the beaten track, but a project focused on rural villages adjoining the ancient sites...

China calls for ‘basic etiquette’ after Philippine outburst

BEIJING — China urged the Philippines on Tuesday to observe "basic etiquette" and eschew megaphone diplomacy after the southeast Asian nation's foreign minister used an expletive-laced Twitter...
Alessandra de Rossi

‘You do you’: Netizens throw support for Alessandra de Rossi after tweet on singlehood

Some social media users backed actress Alessandra de Rossi who recently stood up for single women being judged for their status. The 36-year-old actress on...
Teddy Locsin in office

DFA chief Locsin says apology only addressed to China foreign minister Wang Yi

Foreign Secretary Teodoro "Teddy" Locsin Jr. on Tuesday clarified that his apology is solely directed to China’s State Counselor Foreign Minister Wang Yi, whom he...
Lo-fi girl

Iconic ‘lo-fi anime study girl’ on YouTube gets different Filipino versions on social media

Local artists created various artworks inspired by the iconic "lo-fi anime study girl" character as seen in the famous lo-fi music livestream on YouTube. The...

Nearly a year after launch, contact tracing program StaySafe.ph still under DILG study, learning...

The Department of Health rejected StaySafe.ph, country's supposedly official contact tracing program nearly a year after the government launched it. Contact tracing czar and Baguio...

Bill and Melinda Gates to divorce, but charitable foundation to remain intact

SEATTLE — Billionaire benefactors Bill and Melinda Gates, co-founders of one of the world's largest private charitable foundations, filed for divorce on Monday after 27 years of marriage but...
Duterte in 2016

Juxtaposed: Duterte stance on West Philippine Sea in 2016 campaign and after winning presidency

Jet skis and the issue concerning Chinese encroachment in the West Philippine Sea surfaced anew after President Rodrigo Duterte claimed that he "never mentioned...