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Tricia Robredo and letter

#FlashbackFriday: Tricia Robredo looks back promise to parents to do well in science

Tricia Robredo, a daughter of Vice President Leni Robredo who recently passed the medical boards, looked back on a letter she wrote her parents...
Christmas decors

‘Maligayang Pasko?’ Authorities send rare text advisory on Christmas parties

"May Christmas party? Buksan ang bintana at electric fan. Mas ligtas pa kung outdoor ang venue. Maligayang Pasko? Kaya natin 'to!" Sounds familiar? It is...
RC Cola ad 2020

This soft drink brand’s unsettling viral video is one for the books

An old American soda brand made a comeback on social media with an advertisement that's nothing short of shocking but is certainly unforgettable. US soft...

Black Friday finds for audiophiles: Audio products on-the go, work-from-home essentials

It is that time of the year again when shoppers can enjoy several discount deals ahead of the holiday season through shopping events like...
Texting

Complaint Center accepting calls, texts about erring officials. Is there a catch?

The Duterte administration yesterday launched a more accessible line to the Citizens Complaint Center, having partnered with major telcos to provide the service free...
Digital banking in the Philippines

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas approves digital banking framework

The Philippine central bank approved on Thursday rules allowing the creation and licensing of digital banks as part of efforts to extend financial services...
Jamir Garcia of Slapshock

Musicians ask social media users to stop sharing ‘photos’ of Slapshock frontman’s remains

Musicians appealed to social media users to refrain from posting and sharing supposed photos of the remains of Slapshock frontman Vladimir "Jamir" Garcia following...
Physicians

Licensed to heal: Noteworthy achievements around 2020 medical board exams inspire aspiring doctors

As Filipinos welcome the country's new batch of physicians amid a prevailing coronavirus pandemic, aspiring young doctors shared how reports of milestones involving the...

Now a meme: UP student with highest grade ever also among 5 medical board...

She has it all. A few years after making the highest grade ever for a graduate of the premier state university, young physician Tiffany...
UP End the Sem Protest

UP climbs in Asian QS rankings while calls to ‘end semester’ endures

As the country's premier state university entered the Top 100 of this year's Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asian university rankings, calls to end the current...
Sinovac

Wariness over plan to procure up to 50 million doses of Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine

The government was reminded to be wary of Sinovac Biotech's coronavirus vaccine after Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. announced that negotiations are being done to...
Godiva

Fans in Philippines disappointed over fast-food chain’s beverage tie-up with Godiva

Filipinos' joys were short-lived when they realized that a fast-food chain's limited-edition Godiva beverages were only available in the Land of the Rising Sun...
College of Holy Spirit Manila

Remembering CHSM: Century-old school in Manila closing its doors

The 107-year-old College of the Holy Spirit Manila announced its permanent closure after the next academic year due to circumstances aggravated by the coronavirus...
BTS

South Korea’s BTS snags first-ever Grammy nod for K-Pop

SEOUL — South Korean boy band BTS on Tuesday snagged the first-ever Grammy nomination for a K-pop band, taking the worldwide sensation a step...

Buying and distributing a COVID-19 vaccine will involve hard ethical and practical choices

The world was ablaze with hope following the announcement last week that a vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech may be more than 90%...

Why did Donald Trump do better than expected in the U.S. election?

What happened in the American presidential election? Most pollsters and pundits predicted a large majority for Joe Biden and the Democrats, but Donald Trump...
Woman working from home

Businesses see increase in cybersecurity breach attempts amid shift to remote work, report says

An increase in cyber threats such as phishing and business email breaches were experienced by various organizations amid the shift in remote work, a...

In defense of K-pop: Filipino fans counter ex-beauty queen Imelda Schweighart’s views on Korean...

Beauty queen-turned-singer Imelda Schweighart received criticisms on social media after she expressed her dislike for K-pop music, in a Facebook post which had since been...

UNICEF says to ship 2 billion COVID vaccines to poor nations in 2021

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — Nearly 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines will be shipped and flown to developing countries next year in a...

Japan’s ramen bars struggle to stay open as COVID hammers small firms

TOKYO — Sixty-year-old Yashiro Haga is folding his Tokyo noodle ramen shop after 15 years in December, unable to overcome the prospect of a lasting customer slump...