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Hospitals run short of beds as Asia’s COVID-19 cases surge

NEW DELHI/BANGKOK — India and Thailand reported record daily coronavirus cases on Thursday, as a new wave of infections, combined with a shortage of hospital...
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Buckle up: ‘Fast & Furious 9’ trailer’s out

Universal Pictures Philippines on Wednesday released the trailer of the ninth chapter in the Fast & Furious Saga on its social media accounts. "Fast &...

Duterte floats conversion of hotels into COVID-19 facilities

MANILA — Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said on Thursday the government can take over hotels and turn them into isolation facilities as surging COVID-19 infections put a...

Celebrity couple J.Lo and A-Rod split because ‘we are better as friends’

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK — Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez and former New York Yankees baseball star Alex Rodriguez called off their engagement because "we are better as friends,"...

First look at Zack Snyder’s ‘Army of the Dead’

An upcoming zombie-heist film set to premiere on streaming entertainment service next month. From filmmaker Zack Snyder (“300, Zack Snyder’s “Justice League”) “Army of the...

Rockstars in the kitchen: Four TikTok celebrities rule with cooking videos

Four popular personalities dominated TikTok with their cooking prowess. Some of them are actual chefs. The top four celebrities who are also rock stars in...
Jolly Crispy Fries

‘Good for 4?’ Fast food chain acknowledges feedback on alleged insufficient serving size of...

A homegrown fast-food giant acknowledged online feedback about the serving size of the fries bucket, its latest food item on the menu. Jollibee on Thursday...

To mark podcast episode ranking, Juan Miguel Severo throws back funny ‘Pieta’-inspired photo

Juan Miguel Severo marked the ranking of their podcast episode with a funny throwback photo. On Thursday, Severo's podcast co-host Jadaone shared that an episode...
NCMH

What you need to know about COVID-19 care at NCMH

The National Center for Mental Health advised the public that it is only allotting 30% of its bed capacity for its mental health patients...

Doctor’s grievances vs bed shortage trigger ‘unchristian’ comments for Duterte spox anew

The interview of a doctor detailing the shortage of hospital beds in the Philippine General Hospital prompted some Filipinos to call a senior Palace...

Magic mushroom compound at least as good as antidepressant in UK study

LONDON — Psilocybin, the psychedelic active compound in magic mushrooms, may be at least as effective as a leading antidepressant drug and could help more patients...

Dwayne Johnson would run for U.S. President if people want him

LOS ANGELES — "Fast & Furious" star Dwayne Johnson said on Monday that he would run for U.S. President if he felt he had enough support from Americans. Johnson, 48, one...

Airing of Chinatown News TV on local channel draws heavy backlash

The Chinese news program the ABS-CBN News Channel airs is produced by Filipinos from the Filipino-Chinese community. This is the clarification Ging Reyes, ABS-CBN News Bureau Chief,...

Instagram launches test where users can choose to see likes

Instagram is launching a small global test on Wednesday where users can choose whether to hide like counts on their own posts or other people's...

Philippines lifts nine-year-old ban on new mines to boost revenues

MANILA — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has lifted a moratorium on new mineral agreements imposed in 2012, reopening the door to fresh mining investments...
Leni's rice porridge

‘Lugaw is essential’ phrase catches on anew as Robredo shares spicy lugaw lunch

The buzz around the phrase "lugaw is essential" to support a food delivery rider blocked by a quarantine official reemerged among Filipino social media...
Pasig City Police Headquarters

Pasig police’s headquarters earns ‘five star’ review on Google from alleged curfew violator

An individual gave the Pasig City Police Headquarters a five-star review on Google after having a "really nice experience" when he was detained for...

Vatican statistics show Philippines tops with most number of baptized children

While the Philippines ranked third in the world with the most baptized Catholics, it has topped the countries with most baptisms of young children,...
Pasay City "vacc to the future"

‘Vacc to the Future’: Pasay City’s vaccine pun is considered a slogan win

Pasay City used the pun "Vacc to the Future" in reference to the popular movie series "Back to the Future" in its posters and...
Shanti Dope

‘PDEA left the group’: Fans taunt agency as Shanti Dope’s ‘Amatz’ lands on Billboard...

Filipinos taunted the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) after one of the songs of Shanti Dope, which earned their attention, landed on Billboard's Top...