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UP, UST slip in QS world rankings for 2022

  • June 9, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

The University of the Philippines (UP) and the University of Santo Tomas (UST) landed in a lower spot in the latest World University Rankings released by higher education analysts Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) on Wednesday, June 9.

Roque runs if Sara runs in 2022

  • June 9, 2021
  • Bea Grace Pascual

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque would only run in the national elections next year if Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio will run for president.

FDA approves Pfizer for adolescents aged 12 to 15

  • June 8, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given the nod to the use of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine among 12 to 15-year-olds, the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed Tuesday, June 8.

Lorde is finally coming back with 'Solar Power'

  • June 8, 2021
  • Ma. Angelica Demegillo

Breaking her silence and confirming rumors, Lorde is coming back with new music, ‘Solar Power.’ It’s still uncertain, however, if it is a title for her new track or album. But as Lorde herself said, ‘Patience is a virtue.”

Gov't open to Sinovac use for kids

  • June 8, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

The Philippines welcomed the possibility of using Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine for the younger population after China authorized its use among toddlers and adolescents.

A4 priority group vaccination begins today

  • June 7, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

Essential workers that belong to the A4 cluster will be getting their COVID-19 jabs starting Monday, June 7, the Department of Health (DOH) announced.

Archives reveal British royals’ racist past

  • June 4, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

Recently unearthed documents revealed that the Queen’s courtiers barred colored immigrants or foreigners from taking clerical roles at Buckingham Palace until the late 1960s.

1 million Filipinos miss their second COVID-19 vaccine dose

  • June 4, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

One million individuals or about half of those who have received their first COVID-19 shots are missing their second dose, said an epidemiologist from the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID).

DICT: Vaccine passports to be used for international travel

  • June 3, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging and Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) is discussing the use of vaccine passports for international travel, Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Undersecretary Emmanuel Rey Caintic said Wednesday, June 2.

Senate OKs POGO tax bill

  • June 3, 2021
  • Bea Grace Pascual

The Senate of the Philippines on Wednesday, June 2 approved on third and final reading Senate Bill No. 2232 or An Act Taxing Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations (POGOs).

Rare third giant panda cub born in Malaysia

  • June 3, 2021
  • Ma. Angelica Demegillo

The panda, Liang Liang, has given birth to its third rare panda cub during its stay in Malaysia. She and male panda, Xing Xing, has been on loan to the Southeast Asian country since 2014.

China records first case of H10N3 bird flu in human

  • June 2, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

A man in China’s Jiangsu province has been confirmed to be the first human infected with the rare bird flu virus known as H10N3, China’s National Health Commission (NHC) reported on Tuesday.

PH pledges $1 million-donation to COVAX facility

  • June 1, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

President Rodrigo Duterte said that the country will donate $1 million to the COVAX facility, a global initiative led by the World Health Organization (WHO), to ensure the fair distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.

Philippines has the most honest security guards

  • May 26, 2021
  • Bea Grace Pascual

There’s no denying it, Filipino security guards are among the most honest and dependable in the world. Several times, we’ve heard stories involving some of them which truly inspired us and restored our faith in humanity. 

First Virology Institute in PH to rise in Tarlac

  • May 26, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is coordinating with several government agencies for the creation of the Virology Institute of the Philippines (VIP) in Tarlac, expected to open in 2023 or 2024.

How to get vaccinated in the Philippines

  • May 26, 2021
  • Bea Grace Pascual

If you intend to get inoculated with anti-Covid vaccines, here’s what you’ll need to do before, during, and after, according to the Department of Health.

WHO backs government's 'brand agnostic' policy

  • May 25, 2021
  • Vernie Fuentes

The World Health Organization on Monday, May 24 expressed support to the Philippine government’s policy of not naming the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) brands to be used in inoculation sites to avoid overcrowding. 

Antarctica births the largest iceberg in the world

  • May 20, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

A gigantic block of ice that is 4,320 km2 in area has separated from Antarctica’s Ronne ice shelf into the Weddell Sea, becoming the largest iceberg in the world, the European Space Agency (ESA) announced Wednesday.

DOH pushes for “brand agnostic” vaccination

  • May 20, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

The Department of Health (DOH) is implementing “brand agnostic” vaccination where the brand of the vaccines will not be disclosed to the recipients in order to avoid overcrowding in vaccination sites.

KC Concepcion shares dream to host Miss Universe pageant

  • May 19, 2021
  • Ma. Angelica Demegillo

“Ang saya siguro no?” What if KC Concepcion hosts a Miss Universe pageant? The actress wrote on her Twitter account how she dreams of hosting a Miss Universe pageant, considering her experience in hosting in Binibining Pilipinas. Fans and netizens alike agree that KC would do a great job.

Loboc church reopens its doors to the public 7 years after quake

  • May 18, 2021
  • Ma. Angelica Demegillo

The Loboc church was impacted by several natural disasters, such as a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in 2013, and extreme flooding in 2014. Despite being struck by natural disasters numerous times, the Loboc church was restored again and again, and continues to welcome faithful individuals to its doors.

QC gives away free masks

  • May 12, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

Quezon City began the distribution of some 1.2 million free facemasks and 300,000 face shields to its indigent residents, in a bid to lessen protocol violators in the city.

This app will help you find vacant hospital beds for COVID-19 patients

  • May 12, 2021
  • Ma. Angelica Demegillo

One of the struggles Filipinos face amid the COVID-19 pandemic is the difficulty to look for a hospital that can accommodate a COVID-positive patient. Australia-based Filipino data scientist Mara Reyes has developed an app called ‘Cobeds19,’ which helps citizens find vacant hospital beds for patients in need of COVID-related medical care.

WATCH: Teaser trailer for Venom 2 is here!

  • May 11, 2021
  • Ma. Angelica Demegillo

In case you missed it, here’s the first look at ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’! And guess what? Just judging from the title, you’ll easily know. Yep, Carnage is finally making an appearance.

What You Need to Know About the Barangay Boat Festival

  • May 11, 2021
  • Ma. Angelica Demegillo

Residents of Aparri journey out to the sea with their boats adorned beautifully using indigenous and several other materials illustrating the Aramang or the spider shrimp, soft-shelled species that is unique to the town.

Tolentino wants athletes in vaccine priority list

  • May 10, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

Senator Francis Tolentino called on the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) to include athletes in the government’s priority list for COVID-19 vaccination.

Mali woman gives birth to nonuplets

  • May 5, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

In a very rare occurrence, a Malian woman gave birth to nine babies — five girls and four boys — on Tuesday, health authorities confirmed.

Moderna gets FDA emergency use approval

  • May 5, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

American-made vaccine Moderna received emergency use authorization (EUA) from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday, May 5, FDA General Director Eric Domingo confirmed.

US FDA to approve Pfizer vaccine for children

  • May 5, 2021
  • Ma. Angelica Demegillo

An official said in a report that the US Food and Drug Administration is already reviewing the scientific data provided by Pfizer regarding its vaccine, and will be given an EUA by next week.

Duterte tags Duque as ‘hero’ in COVID-19 fight

  • May 4, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

In a pre-recorded speech aired on Monday, May 3, President Rodrigo Duterte regarded Health Secretary Francisco Duque III as the “hero” in the country’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Weekender Jam: 5 DAY6 Songs To Heal Your Tired Soul

  • April 30, 2021
  • Ma. Angelica Demegillo

Congratulations! You have survived the last week of April. Here are five songs by our featured artist, DAY6, for Weekender Jam. If you're not a fan of DAY6, that's okay. They will still heal you. Have a good weekend ahead!

MECQ extended in NCR Plus

  • April 29, 2021
  • Bea Grace Pascual

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday night announced the new quarantine classifications of different areas in the country. 

More outdoor dining options at McDonald’s

  • April 28, 2021
  • Press Release by McDo PH

Customers can now safely enjoy their McDonald’s favorites in a restaurant near their homes during this MECQ period with more outdoor dining options in Metro Manila, Cavite, Rizal, Bulacan, and Laguna, and in the rest of the country.

Thai PM fined for not wearing mask

  • April 27, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha was fined 6,000 baht ($190) for not wearing a mask during a meeting amid the surge in COVID-19 cases in the country.

EU to open for vaccinated US tourists

  • April 27, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

Fully vaccinated Americans will be able to visit the European Union (EU) this coming summer, president of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen told The New York Times on Sunday.

Millions in US skipping second dose of COVID-19 vaccine

  • April 26, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

Some five million Americans or about 8 percent of those who received their first Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 shot have missed their second dose, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported.

FDA reports 24 deaths after COVID-19 vaccination

  • April 24, 2021
  • Ma. Angelica Demegillo

FDA Director General Eric Domingo stated in a virtual press briefing yesterday, 24 cases of deaths have been recorded out of more than one million vaccinated Filipinos. However, Domingo said 19 out of the 24 cases were found to be 'coincidental,' reported as adverse events following immunization or AEFI.

Google Doodle celebrates the Spanish letter Ñ

  • April 23, 2021
  • Ma. Angelica Demegillo

Originating from the Spanish alphabet, the letter Ñ is now included in more than 17,700 Spanish words. It plays a significant and fundamental role for the language and the wonderful Hispanic culture.

Community pantry movement reaches Timor Leste

  • April 22, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

From a small initiative set up in Maginhawa Street, Quezon City, community pantries have sprouted not only across the country but also overseas as Timor Leste mounted its very own community pantry.

Gabbi Garcia puts up community pantry in Parañaque City

  • April 21, 2021
  • Ma. Angelica Demegillo

"This is to inspire everyone that despite of the situation, we can all help each other in our own little way," Gabbi Garcia wrote on her Instagram post where she shared photos of a community pantry she set up in her own barangay in BF Northwest, Parañaque City.

EC pensioners to receive 20k from govt

  • April 20, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, April 19, signed the administrative order granting P20,000 financial assistance to Employees’ Compensation (EC) pensioners.

AFP commends ABS-CBN West Philippine Sea coverage

  • April 15, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

ABS-CBN reporter Chiara Zambrano received a plaque of recognition from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) after her coverage of the West Philippine Sea where she and her crew were chased by Chinese vessels on April 8.

PH eyes using Sputnik V for elderly

  • April 13, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

The Philippines is eyeing the use of Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine, Sputnik V, for senior citizens, in place of AstraZeneca vaccines which have reportedly ran out.

PAL warns vs using fake COVID-19 test results

  • April 12, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

Flag carrier, Philippine Airlines (PAL) on Monday issued a travel advisory reminding the public to secure authentic COVID-19 test results, noting the penalties for falsifying the documents.

Mayor Sara Duterte flies to Singapore

  • April 7, 2021
  • Bea Grace Pascual

Presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio confirmed on Wednesday, April 7 that she flew to Singapore for personal health management. 

Yahoo Answers is shutting down on May 4th

  • April 7, 2021
  • Bea Grace Pascual

Yahoo answers, the internet’s leading question-and-answer platform, is permanently shutting down after providing useful — sometimes painfully useless — answers to ALL our questions for over 15 years.

Metro Manila mayors receive Covid-19 jabs

  • April 6, 2021
  • Bea Grace Pascual

Several mayors from different cities in Metro Manila have received their Covid-19 vaccine jabs, as President Rodrigo Duterte gives the green light to inoculate mayors in high-risk cities and provinces.

5 films you can watch this Holy Week

  • March 31, 2021
  • Bea Grace Pascual

​​​​​​​Holy Week this year, just like last year, is different than usual as the threat brought by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic continues to loom. 

Elderly mayors may receive COVID-19 shots

  • March 30, 2021
  • Ma. Angelica Demegillo

The Philippines has begun its vaccine rollout, and following the first phase of inoculation for medical frontliners, senior citizens are placed second on the government's vaccine priority list.

Nike sues Lil Nas X "Satan Shoes" designer

  • March 30, 2021
  • Bea Grace Pascual

American multinational corporation Nike filed a lawsuit against the New York-based company that produced the controversial Lil Nas X “Satan Shoes”. The singer was not named as a defendant in the suit.

DOH recommends ECQ extension

  • March 30, 2021
  • Bea Grace Pascual

The Department of Health on Tuesday, March 30 recommended extending the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) status of places under NCR Plus. 

No cash aid under NCR plus bubble — Palace

  • March 23, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

No financial assistance will be given to families in Metro Manila and nearby provinces under a stricter general community quarantine since people can still go to work, Malacañang said Monday.

PH eyes Sinovac use for senior citizens

  • March 18, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

The Philippines may inoculate up to 9 million senior citizens with Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines despite previous recommendations from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Moderna starts vaccine trials for children

  • March 17, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

Massachusetts-based pharmaceutical company, Moderna, began its vaccine trials in children six months to 11 years old, the company said in a statement.

Ph secures 30M doses of Novavax Covid-19 vaccine

  • March 17, 2021
  • Bea Grace Pascual

Vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez during the Laging Handa press briefing on Tuesday, March 16 announced that the Philippines has procured 30 million doses of Novavax Covid-19 jabs. 

UN worried over recent killings in PH

  • March 10, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

The United Nations Human Rights Office (UNHRO) expressed its concern over the recent killings of nine activists in the Philippines in a counter-insurgency operation.

Alert Level 2 raised over Taal Volcano

  • March 9, 2021
  • Bea Grace Pascual

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology on Tuesday, March 9 raised the alert status of Taal Volcano from Alert Level 1 (low level of unrest) to Alert Level 2 (increasing unrest).

"Hindi nawawala ang P15B" — PHILHEALTH

  • March 9, 2021
  • Bea Grace Pascual

The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth) stood firm that the alleged stolen P15 billion fund has already been liquidated and not missing. 

DITO launches services in Visayas, Mindanao

  • March 8, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

The newest telecommunications player in the Philippines, DITO Telecommunity Corp., launched its services in selected areas in Visayas and Mindanao on Monday, March 8.

OCTA: 6,000 COVID-19 cases per day possible

  • March 8, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

Amid the surge in the number of new COVID-19 cases, OCTA research group said that the country’s daily cases could rise to 6,000 by the end of the month.

DOLE: ‘No vaccine, no work’ policy is illegal

  • March 4, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

Employers will face an administrative penalty if they require workers to get vaccinated before returning to the workplace, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said Wednesday.

National Museum reopens to the public

  • March 3, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

The National Museum of the Philippines (NMP) has reopened its doors to the public on Tuesday, March 2, imposing strict health and safety measures for visitors.

Sinovac arrives in Cebu, Davao

  • March 2, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

Thousands of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines were delivered to Cebu and Davao on Tuesday, March 2, as the country kicked off its vaccination program.

No MGCQ ahead of vaccine rollout — Palace

  • February 23, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

President Rodrigo Duterte disapproved of shifting the Philippines to a more lenient quarantine status before the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines, Malacañang said Monday.

FDA: Sinovac vaccine not for health workers

  • February 23, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine emergency use authorization, but does not recommend it for health care workers due to varying efficacy rates.

#AURINGPH made landfall over Batag Island

  • February 22, 2021
  • Bea Grace Pascual

The center of Tropical Depression “AURING” (DUJUAN) has made a landfall over Batag Island and is now heading towards the Albay-Sorsogon area. 

High-Profile inmate found dead in bilibid

  • February 19, 2021
  • Bea Grace Pascual

High-profile inmate Raymond Dominguez was found lifeless inside a prison cell at the New Bilibid Prison early Friday, Bureau of Corrections spokesperson Gabriel Chaclag confirmed.

GOT7's Yugyeom is officially signed with AOMG

  • February 19, 2021
  • Ma. Angelica Demegillo

Yugyeom is finally having a fresh and new start with Jay Park’s AOMG. The label announced that Yugyeom will be joining the hip hop and R&B line-up, fitting for his astounding dancing skills and smooth vocals.

DOTr ready to increase public transpo capacity to 75%

  • February 18, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is ready to increase the public transportation capacity from current 50 percent to 75 percent as suggested by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA).

Intramuros reopens tourist destinations

  • February 17, 2021
  • Eryn Jersey Cadapan

"We thought it was safe kasi open space naman siya at malaki naman talaga ang Intramuros at Luneta," said Department of Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat.

There's a high risk of COVID-19 transmission in cinemas, expert warns

  • February 16, 2021
  • Ma. Angelica Demegillo

Even if cinemas are 50 percent occupied, Infectious Disease expert Dr. Rontgene Solante stated people will be talking, eating, or cheering during a movie, which poses the mode of expelling out droplet or aerosolization in that particular enclosed environment.

Emerging seismic activity, hotter crater lake observed in Taal

  • February 16, 2021
  • Ma. Angelica Demegillo

Tremors and possibly heightened hydrothermal activities in the Taal Volcano have been observed by Phivolcs. LGUs and the public, especially those living near Taal are advised to remain alert for possible threats of a phreatic eruption.

CHR expressed concern over 'Tililing' poster

  • February 15, 2021
  • Bea Grace Pascual

The Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines expressed concern over the ‘stereotypical’ and ‘discriminatory’ images of people with mental health illnesses in the poster of new Viva Films movie ‘Tililing’.

PSA records 10-year-old mothers in NCR, Calabarzon

  • February 10, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported early pregnancy cases with mothers as young as 10 years old in Luzon, sounding alarm for a better reproductive health initiative for adolescents.

South Africa pauses AstraZeneca rollout

  • February 8, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

South Africa has paused the distribution of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines after a study showed that the jabs provided minimal protection against the new variant found in the country.

PRC schedules 101 licensure exams this year

  • February 5, 2021
  • Bea Grace Pascual

The Professional Regulatory Commission will be holding 101 licensure exams this year to make up for last year when only 11 exams were conducted because of the pandemic.

PCSO eyes online lotto games

  • February 4, 2021
  • Ma. Angelica Demegillo

PCSO General Manager Royina Garma in a conference last Monday said that they are considering to hold online lotto games in order to generating more income amid the pandemic.

Philippines ranks 55th in 2020 democracy index

  • February 4, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

The Philippines ranked 55th in the 2020 democracy index released by London-based think tank, Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), falling under the “flawed democracy” category.

Jeff Bezos steps down as the CEO of Amazon

  • February 3, 2021
  • Ma. Angelica Demegillo

Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, has been with the company since it was found in 1995. He announced on Tuesday that Amazon will be run by Amazon's current cloud computing head, Andy Jassy.

DOTr, LTO want car seat law deferred

  • February 2, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Land Transportation Office (LTO) are in agreement to defer the full implementation of Child Safety in Motor Vehicle Act as the pandemic delayed information campaign.

NEDA Chief: Quarantine restrictions may ease by March

  • February 2, 2021
  • Ma. Angelica Demegillo

“If everyone cooperates, I think we can further relax after this month,” NEDA Acting Secretary Karl Kendrick Chua says, believing that quarantine restrictions can be relaxed next month.

Myanmar Leader Aung San Suu Kyi detained by military

  • February 1, 2021
  • Bea Grace Pascual

The Myanmar military has taken control of the country after civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other leading figures from the ruling National League for Democracy were detained Monday morning.

Here's why CCL Cafe in Makati is worth a visit

  • January 25, 2020
  • Bea Grace Pascual

There's a newly opened cafe in the Metro’s busiest city and it’s perfect for working and business people around the area — or if you like a new hideout from the bustling city that satisfies your coffee cravings and fuels your wanderlust with an Instagrammable place.  

AFP apologizes for list of UP alumni who ‘joined’ NPA

  • January 25, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has issued an apology for the ‘inconsistencies’ in the list of University of the Philippines (UP) students who allegedly joined the New People’s Army (NPA).

House approves new no-contact way of greeting

  • January 20, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

On Tuesday, January 19, the House of Representatives approved on its third and final reading the bill seeking to implement a new, no-contact gesture of respect in an effort to reduce contact amid COVID-19 pandemic.

What is the UP-DND Accord?

  • January 19, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

Born in 1989, the UP-DND Accord prohibits the military and the police from conducting operations inside UP campuses without informing the university administration. 

UP President, students denounce termination of UP-DND agreement

  • January 19, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

University of the Philippines (UP) President Danilo Concepcion urged the Department of National Defense (DND) to reconsider and revoke its decision to terminate the UP-DND Accord, noting that it is “totally unnecessary and unwarranted.”

Meralco increases rate, continues disconnections

  • January 9, 2021
  • Ma. Angelica Demegillo

A monthly hike in Meralco bills will be seen for the month of January as rates increase. Meralco costumers who haven’t paid for last year’s bills will also be issued disconnection notices.

LIST: The most powerful passports in the world

  • January 8, 2021
  • Ma. Angelica Demegillo

Among the most powerful passports in the world is the Philippine passport, which ranked 77th in The Henley Passport Index. Philippine passport holders can travel visa-free to 66 destinations, and with visa in 160 destinations.

Sotto pushes for ABS-CBN franchise renewal

  • January 5, 2021
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III on Monday filed a new bill seeking to grant another 25-year legislative franchise to broadcasting network ABS-CBN after a House panel denied its application for a new license last year.

Did Rudy Baldwin predict Christine Dacera's death?

  • January 5, 2020
  • Bea Grace Pascual

Amidst the call for justice over the death of flight attendant Christine Decera on New Year’s Eve, a post by psychic Rudy Baldwin drew flak for allegedly predicting the unfortunate incident. 

Pfizer applies for emergency use of vaccine in PH

  • December 28, 2020
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

Pharmaceutical company, Pfizer, has applied for the emergency use authorization (EUA) of its COVID-19 vaccine in the country, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque announced Saturday.

UN chief urge nations to declare climate emergency

  • December 14, 2020
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on world leaders to declare a state of climate emergency until the target of net-zero carbon dioxide emissions is achieved.

COVID-19 deaths on NCMH rises to 18

  • December 13, 2020
  • Eryn Jersey Cadapan

COVID-19 does not pick whoever they infect with their virus, even the patients in the National Center for Mental Health (NCMH).

Experts say vaccines are necessary

  • December 12, 2020
  • Eryn Jersey Cadapan

No vaccine is 100-percent effective but getting vaccinated is more important than not having it. Every vaccine has their own side effects, we should not doubt vaccines just because of a controversy.

Female journalist arrested on Human Rights Day

  • December 11, 2020
  • Ma. Angelica Demegillo

Alternative news site Manila Today’s journalist and editor Lady Ann Salem was among those arrested during the operations conducted by the PNP on the morning of Human Rights Day, Thursday, December 10.

PDEA, DDB reminds that marijuana is still illegal under PH laws

  • December 10, 2020
  • Ma. Angelica Demegillo

This is despite the decision of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (UN-CND) to remove marijuana under Schedule IV of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs - a list including the world’s most dangerous drugs.

Filipino nurse delivers first COVID-19 vaccine in UK

  • December 9, 2020
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

Filipina nurse in the United Kingdom, May Parsons, delivered the first COVID-19 vaccine to 90-year-old Margeret Keenan, the first in the world to be inoculated with the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine.