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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.

Unemployed Filipinos reach 3.8 million in October

  • December 3, 2020
  • Ma. Angelica Demegillo

Due to several companies closing down or opting to lay off some of its employees, several Filipinos are left jobless amid the ongoing pandemic. This makes up an 8.7% unemployment rate, a bit lower that the reported 10% last July.

DAR to offer land to agri grads

  • December 3, 2020
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) is set to distribute three hectares of land to graduates of agricultural courses to enable them to practice their knowledge in the field, Secretary John Castriciones said.

Angkas allowed to resume ops in Metro Manila

  • November 25, 2020
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

Ride-hailing app, Angkas, is set to return on the roads of Metro Manila after Motorcycle Taxi Technical Working Group (MC Taxi TWC) granted the company a Provisional Authority, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) confirmed.

Coron opens for tourists December 1

  • November 25, 2020
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

Beginning December 1, the island of Coron will be opening its doors to tourists nationwide, the Department of Tourism (DOT) confirmed. Tourists, however, are required to observe strict guidelines imposed by the local government to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

House approves Internet Transaction Act

  • November 25, 2020
  • Bea Grace Pascual

To cope with the radical rise in the e-commerce transaction in the country amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the House of Representatives passed on third and final reading the Internet Transactions Act.

AstraZeneca says its COVID-19 vaccine can be 90% effective

  • November 24, 2020
  • Ma. Angelica Demegillo

U.K.-based pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca said its COVID-19 vaccine for the world was 70% effective in pivotal trials, and it could reach up to 90% effective, making it one of the world's possible defense against the COVID-19 pandemic.

MMFF 2020 reveals lineup

  • November 25, 2020
  • Bea Grace Pascual

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Metro Manila Film Festival is pushing through this year.

Gov't lists sources of P73 billion funds for COVID-19 vaccine

  • November 24, 2020
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez on Monday said that the P73.2 billion funds needed to purchase COVID-19 vaccines for at least 60 million Filipinos will come from three sources: multilateral agencies, bilateral arrangements, and domestic sources.

Isko Moreno to bring back GMRC in Manila schools

  • November 19, 2020
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso will be investing in the revival of the Good Moral and Right Conduct (GMRC) program in Manila schools, in an effort to “bring back respect and compassion for each other.”

Duterte sets up back-up govt center in New Clark City

  • November 19, 2020
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

President Rodrigo Duterte, on November 18, signed an executive order establishing a National Government Administrative Center (NGAC) in New Clark City, Tarlac, to serve as a back-up office in case of disasters in the capital region.

DENR, DPWH named head of new post-typhoon rehab task force

  • November 18, 2020
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

The newly-formed post-typhoon rehabilitation task force will be jointly headed by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Spokesperson Harry Roque confirmed Wednesday.

UP faculty: End semester now

  • November 17, 2020
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

Members of the University of the Philippines (UP) faculty called to end the semester immediately, citing the struggles of distance learning which intensified after a series of typhoons hit the country.

OPINION: Pointing fingers landing on you

  • November 13, 2020

Disaster after disaster — the Philippines has had enough of 2020, for sure. While Filipinos are praised for their resiliency for rising up after challenges, we are not immortals. These natural calamities will continue thrashing us until we’re on our edge. Who is to blame for all this damage?

Johnny Depp withdraws from Fantastic Beasts film franchise

  • November 7, 2020
  • Ma. Angelica Demegillo

Johnny Depp, who portrayed Gellert Grindelwald in the Harry Potter spinoff franchise ‘Fantastic Beasts’ announced his resignation from the franchise as requested by Warner Bros. after losing the libel case against the British publisher The Sun which claimed Depp as a ‘wife-beater’ in an article released in 2018.

Typhoon Rolly leaves Catanduanes devastated

  • November 3, 2020
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

Super typhoon Rolly, the strongest storm to hit the country this year, left in its wake severe damages to homes and infrastructures in the towns of Catanduanes.

DOH: COVID-19 daily cases dropped by 25 percent

  • November 3, 2020
  • Ma. Angelica Demegillo

According to the Department of Health, the daily case report of COVID-19 infections in the country is following a downward trend as cases declined by 25 percent in comparison to the cases from the previous weeks.

Grab spurs cashless payment adoption for public transportation through Cash-in With Driver Feature

  • October 30, 2020
  • Press Release by Grab

● Cash-in with Driver allows cash-paying commuters to enjoy safe and reliable GrabCar services by activating their GrabPay wallet during the ride, paying cash to their drivers at the end of the trip, and receive their change credited in their GrabPay wallets. Through the Cash-in with Driver feature, Grab is able to help ease and accelerate cashless payment adoption in the Philippines by having driver-partners guide cash-paying commuters on their GrabPay wallet activation.

8 PhilHealth officials suspended over IRM irregularities

  • October 29, 2020
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

Ombudsman Samuel Martires ordered the six-month preventive suspension without pay of eight Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) officials who are facing charges over the allegedly anomalous release of funds under the interim reimbursement mechanism (IRM) policy.

Marital infidelity a form of psychological violence — SC

  • October 28, 2020
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

In a recent decision, the Supreme Court (SC) affirmed that marital infidelity, which causes emotional suffering, is a form of psychological violence under the Republic Act 9262 or the Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children Act (VAWC).

Remulla vows to tear down red-tagging posters in Cavite

  • October 27, 2020
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

Vowing to tear down propaganda posters in the province, Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla addressed the red-tagging of celebrities as well as the recent red-tagging incident in Cavite State University.

PhilHealth fails to settle debt to Red Cross

  • October 27, 2020
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) failed to keep its promise to settle its debt to Philippine Red Cross (PRC) by Monday, October 26, PRC chief Richard Gordon said.

PhilHealth to pay up debt to Red Cross on Monday

  • October 24, 2020
  • Ma. Angelica Demegillo

In a statement, PhilHealth said that it will release its payment to its debt to the Philippine Red Cross on Monday, regarding the COVID-19 testing agreement between the two organizations.

PAGASA reports LPA located east of Mindanao

  • October 17, 2020
  • Ma. Angelica Demegillo

In the state weather bureau’s live weather update, it was announced that a low-pressure are was seen off east of Mindanao and outside of the Philippine Area of Responsibility.

Cabinet proposes shorter curfew hours

  • October 15, 2020
  • Hannah Angelique Bacani

Cabinet officials recommended shorter curfew hours as the government moves to reopen the economy, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said.