House approval of ‘Bating Filipino’ bill stirs questions on legislation of gesture, tradition

Filipinos questioned the lawmakers' initiative to legislate a bill that proposes to institutionalize an alternative gesture of respect to the traditional handshake used in...

Alibaba’s Jack Ma makes first live appearance in three months in online meet

SHANGHAI — Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma met 100 rural teachers in China via a live video meeting on Wednesday morning, in the businessman's first appearance since...

These are the plastic items that most kill whales, dolphins, turtles and seabirds

How do we save whales and other marine animals from plastic in the ocean? Our new review shows reducing plastic pollution can prevent the...

Empty cities have long been a post-apocalyptic trope – now, they are a reality

Carry out a Google image search of the phrase “28 Days Later” and among the many stills and publicity images for the 2002 horror...

Hands off the Constitution, lawmakers told

A council of lay Catholic organizations called for the Constitution to be left alone, urging lawmakers to instead deal with issues surrounding the pandemic. Rouquel...

Moderna says possible allergic reactions to COVID-19 vaccine under investigation

Moderna Inc said on Tuesday it had received a report from California's health department that several people at a center in San Diego were treated...

PSA: Parañaque residents can now pre-register for city’s COVID-19 vaccine access program

Parañaque City on Tuesday opened its pre-registration system for constituents who wish to avail of its COVID-19 vaccine program. This was the latest update among local...

‘PH Coronavirus Updates’ on Telegram calls for more hands to run COVID-19 channel

Administrators of the local Telegram channel dedicated to uploading news blasts about the coronavirus disease and other related policies renewed their calls for volunteers...
Lorenzana and CLOY

Lorenzana’s ‘Crash Landing on You’ reference in UP-DND accord tweet slammed as ‘out of...

"CLOY" or South Korean drama series "Crash Landing on You" entered local Twitter's top trending list on Tuesday after Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana used...

Duterte prematurely links Norway deaths to Pfizer vaccine. Were they?

(Updated 8:17 p.m.) President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said the government is willing to order COVID-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer-BioNTech for senators who prefer them, despite reports in...

Discovery of two new giant radio galaxies offers fresh insights into the universe

Two giant radio galaxies have been discovered with South Africa’s powerful MeerKAT telescope, located in the Karoo region, a semi-arid area in the south...

Throwback to ’70s: Diliman Commune remembered as UP-DND accord gets scrapped

Filipinos remembered the historic events that led to the long-running accord between the University of the Philippines and the Department of National Defense after the...

No country is an island: collective approach to COVID-19 vaccines is the only way...

As countries across the world begin to purchase and roll out COVID-19 vaccines, a key question is how far the vaccine is from reaching...

Philippines to buy 20 million doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine

MANILA — The Philippines will buy 20 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna Inc, the country's presidential spokesman Harry Roque said on Tuesday. Moderna's vaccines...
Angel Locsin Spirit of Philanthropy Award

Stars celebrate Angel Locsin’s Philippine Red Cross recognition

Fellow celebrities congratulated actress Angel Locsin for receiving the "Spirit of Philanthropy" award from humanitarian organization Philippine Red Cross. The 35-year-old actress shared a picture...