Philippines suspends use of AstraZeneca vaccine for people under 60

MANILA (UPDATED 5:26 p.m.) —Philippine health authorities suspended on Thursday the use of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine for people below 60 years of age to...
Janella Salvador and Markus Paterson with son

‘Not a right to be rude’: Janella Salvador, Markus Paterson slam ‘haters’ of newborn...

Celebrity parents Janella Salvador and Markus Paterson addressed bashers who have been commenting against their newborn son's physical appearance on social media. The actress on...

COVID forces switch from hairdresser to dog groomer

ACRE, Israel — Her tool of work has not changed - a pair of scissors - but hairdresser Jeje Jouly Touk has switched customers from humans to...

Rides and attractions: What to expect from 1st Columbia Pictures’ ‘Aquaverse’ theme, waterpark

Sony Pictures Entertainment and Amazon Falls on Wednesday announced that they would develop the world’s first Columbia Pictures theme and water park. The 14-acre theme...

Philippines allows use of Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine for senior citizens

MANILA — Philippine health authorities on Wednesday allowed the use of Sinovac's COVID-19 vaccine for some senior citizens after initially limiting coverage to people...

Filipinos reference West Philippine Sea row amid praises for Philippines photo from space

Witty Filipinos brought up the territorial row with China after a Japanese astronaut shared a photo of the Philippines from space. Astronaut Soichi Noguchi from...
Tricia Robredo and Sara Duterte-Carpio

A tale of two daughters: What Sara Duterte, Tricia Robredo are doing during ECQ...

Daughters of the country's top government officials recently graced local headlines for their activities during this leg of the COVID-19 pandemic. A Twitter user juxtaposed...

Juxtaposed: Transparency in Lorenzana and Palace spox’s COVID-19 test results

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana released a screenshot of his RT-PCR test results as proof that he tested positive for COVID-19. Some Filipinos noticed the DND...

The ‘unpleasant’ side effects of taking Ivermectin drug, according to medical professionals

Brain and other organ damage or purging are among the possible consequences of taking Ivermectin for COVID-19 treatment, according to medical professionals online. Infectious disease...
Caloocan cash aid distribution

‘Harsh pero true’: Radio’s telecast headline gains traction for report on ECQ cash aid

A headline on the distribution of cash assistance to qualified beneficiaries in Caloocan City amid the reimposition of the enhanced community gained traction online...

California’s Carlsbad Flower Fields welcome visitors with full blooms

CARLSBAD, Calif. — People took pictures amid waist-high blossoms in every imaginable hue of orange, pink, yellow and purple at California's famous Flower Fields...

In fresh push for ‘mass testing,’ medical workers share dangers of testing entire population

A group of health workers stressed the importance of mass testing anew after testing czar Vince Dizon rejected the calls for it. Dizon insisted that...

Social media messaging dominates Pinoy kids’ online activities in 2020 amid shift to distance...

Most Filipino children who have internet access used it for social media purposes last year, which was also the same period the country's education...
Luis Manzano

How netizens indulged Luis Manzano’s request to turn his emotional wedding photo into memes

Television host Luis Manzano, who recently got married to longtime girlfriend Jessy Mendiola, encouraged Filipino online users to create memes out of one of...

Oxford pauses COVID-19 vaccine study in kids, awaits more data on blood clot issues

The University of Oxford said on Tuesday it had paused a small UK trial testing the COVID-19 vaccine it developed with AstraZeneca Plc in children and...