K-Pop’s BTS marks year of the pandemic with ‘BE’ album, and single ‘Life Goes...

SEOUL — South Korean megaband BTS released their latest album "BE" on Friday and will perform the new single "Life Goes On" remotely for the 2020 American...

Hashtag war? Looking into the battle of hashtags between admin supporters, critics

Hashtag war between supporters and critics of the current administration dominated Twitter last Thursday, November 19. Vocal supporters tried to make a campaign against Vice President...

Can first COVID-19 vaccines bring herd immunity? Experts have doubts

FRANKFURT/LONDON — Governments and officials are voicing hopes that COVID-19 vaccines could bring "herd immunity", with some calculating that immunizing just two-thirds of a population...
Macoy and Heart

Heart Evangelista joins Macoy Dubs’ ‘Aunt Julie’ TikTok skit on ‘tita’ struggling with video...

Social media personality "Macoy Dubs" or Mark Averilla shared a TikTok collaboration with Heart Evangelista where he did a spoof on a Filipina "tita"...

Hashtags may not be words, grammatically speaking, but they help spread a message

Hashtags are a pervasive feature of social media posts and used widely in search engines. Anything with the intent of attracting a wide audience usually...

Ukay, okay! Secondhand clothing sales are booming – and may help solve sustainability woes...

A massive force is reshaping the fashion industry: secondhand clothing. According to a new report, the U.S. secondhand clothing market is projected to more...

Calls to preserve Sierra Madre mountain range renewed after ‘Ulysses’ onslaught

(Updated Nov. 20, 2020; 10:08 a.m.) Calls to protect the Sierra Madre mountain range and suspend the construction of the Kaliwa Dam project were...
Catriona Gray with San Miguel Light

Did Catriona Gray throw shade after appearing as judge in Miss Universe Colombia?

A caption of Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray in her Instagram post was perceived by her fans to be a "shade" as to how...

Archbishop urges gov’t leaders to ‘set aside politics’ to help disaster victims

A Catholic bishop in the southern Philippines called on the country’s political leaders to “set aside politics” and help those most affected by the...

Protesting the Thai way: with pork barbecue

BANGKOK — In the midst of thousands of Thai anti-government protesters, one man made his own statement - with barbecued pork. Joined by onlookers, he made...

‘Meron akong boses’: Miss Trans Global Mela Habijan hits back at bashers dissing her...

Miss Trans Global 2020 Mela Franco Habijan responded to her bashers after she aired her comments about chief presidential legal counsel Salvador Panelo's apology...

This fictional comic strip helps readers identify misinformation, disinformation

A non-profit organization recently partnered with a local artist to help the public learn how to identify false information online. The Foundation for Media Alternatives,...

Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine deliveries could start ‘before Christmas’

Pfizer Inc and BioNTech could secure emergency U.S. and European authorization for their COVID-19 vaccine next month after final trial results showed it had...

Heading back to the playground? 10 tips to keep your family and others COVID-safe

In some Australian states, kids have been back on slides, swings and monkey bars for months. But in Victoria, many families are only now...

Pfizer ends COVID-19 trial with 95% efficacy

Pfizer Inc said on Wednesday that final results from the late-stage trial of its COVID-19 vaccine showed it was 95% effective, adding it had the...