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Philippine ‘library home’ stacked with books to inspire reading

MANILA — "A good book is easy to find" reads the sign on Hernando Guanlao's two-story home located on the outskirts of the Philippines' main...
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From shelter to trap: M. Night Shyamalan’s daughter’s ‘The Watchers’ to premiere soon

Not all refuge are safe. The feature directorial debut of horror master M. Night Shyamalan's daughter is set to scare Filipinos soon. Ishana Night Shyamalan's "The...
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‘Eroplano na lang kulang’: Social media user flexes pavement with road studs

"Cleared for take-off." These were the comments of Filipinos upon seeing a viral picture of a road with light markings taken at night. Facebook user Elliot...

‘Kitchie Nadal renaissance’: How early 2000s OPM singer-songwriter regains popularity among Gen-Zs

Kitchie Nadal vibes are in. Hit songs “Huwag Na Huwag Mong Sasabihin” and “Same Ground” are classic OPM (Original Pilipino Music). But Kitchie’s name is...
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‘Dapat live lahat’: PCSO urged to live stream draws after minor glitch

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) was urged to continue live streaming its draws despite experiencing supposed glitches in its programs. The call came after...

Overworked and underpaid, Nepal’s nurses quit jobs to head abroad

UK migration program highlights nursing shortages Low pay, tough conditions lure Nepali nurses abroad From Africa to Philippines, hospitals grapple with exodus KATHMANDU (Thomson...
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Sleep and circadian rhythm problems linked with poor mental health – new research

Every cell in the body has a circadian rhythm. This rhythm follows a near 24-hour cycle that is synchronized to day and night. These...

‘The Secret Is Out’: Secret Recipe arrives in the Philippines

The Bistro Group, known for its international casual dining brands and homegrown concepts, has launched its first-ever restaurant concept, Secret Recipe. THE SECRET IS OUT! The...
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From bed bugs to rats: Video of rat scurrying in NAIA 3 goes viral

A clip of a rat scurrying overhead the lights fixture of the international departure area of the country's main gateway has gone viral on...

‘Rust’ assistant director praises armorer, takes blame for shooting

"Rust" first assistant director Dave Halls on Thursday testified that the movie's armorer was diligent in her work and he was ultimately to blame...

More than a billion people worldwide are obese, WHO study finds

LONDON — More than a billion people globally are now considered obese, a condition linked to an increased risk of numerous serious health problems, according to...

Pope names CamSur priest as new Virac bishop

Pope Francis on Thursday named Father Luisito Occiano of the Archdiocese of Caceres as the new bishop of Virac. Occiano will replace retired Bishop Manolo...

Taylor Swift mania hits Philippine classrooms

MANILA — The Taylor Swift craze has arrived in classrooms in the Philippine capital, with a premier university rolling out a celebrity studies course examining the...

Standard Chartered targeted in complaint over coal plant funding

NGOs file complaint with UK government office Say four coal plants damaged the environment, human rights Follows IFC investigation that accepted negative impacts LONDON — Environmental...

Tech lately: Freebies, early bird offer you can score for paper-edition tablet

Techies and those who are looking for budget-friendly laptop alternatives can get the industry's first anti-glare tablet display at a limited-time special price. Global technology...

‘Budget Ozempic’: five ways this dangerous TikTok trend will harm your health

Social media is obsessed with the type 2 diabetes drug Ozempic. But Ozempic’s ability to control blood sugar isn’t the reason it’s so popular...
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Philippines 2023 budget deficit at $26.9 billion, slightly above program

MANILA —The Philippine government posted a 1.51 trillion pesos ($26.90 billion) budget deficit PHBUD=ECI last year, with the shortfall hitting 401 billion pesos in December, the Bureau...
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Pinoys’ take on why e-bikes, e-trikes should be regulated instead of banned

"Regulate, not ban." This was the comment of some Filipinos after the Metro Manila Council passed a resolution banning electronic bikes and electronic trikes on...

‘Dancing cha-cha against Cha-cha’: Filipinos get creative in saying no to charter change

While some wrote placards in protests, others danced to express their opposition against Cha-cha or charter change. Philippine lawmakers’ push to reform the 1987 Constitution...

Metrobank raises $1 billion via US dollar-denominated notes

MANILA — Philippine lender Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co said on Thursday it has raised $1 billion from offshore markets via 5- and 10-year U.S. dollar-denominated...