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Philippines tightens border controls to keep out Omicron variant

MANILA — The Philippines on Sunday further tightened border controls to keep out the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus, adding seven European countries to a travel...

NBA fines LeBron James for obscene gesture

LeBron James is in trouble with the NBA again. The Los Angeles Lakers star received a $15,000 fine from the league on Friday for using...

Philippines suspends South African flights over coronavirus variant

MANILA — The Philippines suspended inbound international flights on Friday from South Africa and other countries with cases or the likelihood of cases of a...

CBCP releases prayer for 2022 elections

The country’s Catholic bishops have endorsed a prayer for next year’s elections to be recited in all Sunday Masses. Adopted from the Parish Pastoral Council...

‘Guiding Light’: New digital imprint offers books on spiritual formation

A children's publishing company launched a new digital Philippine imprint that promotes values formation in an entertaining and transformative way. Lampara Books, which has been...

It’s 30 years since Freddie Mercury died. His music is still the soundtrack of...

Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara in 1946) died on November 24 30 years ago. A prolific songwriter, arranger and music producer, a consummate theatrical...

Daily vouchers, swift delivery: This online grocery service lets Pinoys shop smartly

Vouchers and deals are not just for your food delivery buys. An on-demand food delivery service is inviting Filipinos to shop smart via its online...

#StopScams: Leonen sounds alarm vs spam text messages

A Supreme Court justice warned that the country's digital infrastructure will be "vulnerable to mistrust and malware" following the barrage of spam texts that...

Reddit users flag ‘Hanap Jowa’ Facebook groups with minors as preference

Some users of an online forum sought help to report suspicious Facebook pages that seemed to promote child exploitation on the platform. A Reddit user...

Inmates should not be left behind amid COVID-19 vaccination — bishop

People living in prisons should not be neglected as COVID-19 vaccination program roll out across the country, the Catholic Church’s office in pastoral care...

India to tighten COVID-19 testing for tourists amid new variant concerns

NEW DELHI — India issued an advisory to all states to rigorously test and screen international travelers from South Africa and other "at risk" countries...

Sister Mary Battung, real-life ‘Sister Stella L.’, dies at 78

Religious of the Good Shepherd Sr. Mary Rosario “Chayong” Battung, the nun who was the inspiration of the 1984 film “Sister Stella L.” passed...
Blood and urine test

Comelec spox denies requesting drug test of 2022 vice presidential bet

An official of the Commission of Elections denied that the poll body has requested a drug test of a vice presidential candidate, contrary to...

Bantay Bakuna seeks to scrap IATF-mandated COVID-19 jabs to Filipino workers

An alliance that monitors COVID-19 vaccination rollout in the country initiated an online petition against the mandatory jabs for onsite workers. The alliance called Bantay...
Immigration

Philippines to reopen to some foreign tourists starting December 1

MANILA — The Philippines will reopen its borders to some foreign tourists from December 1, government officials said on Friday. Vaccinated foreigners from countries designated low risk by...
Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

Why it’s normal for COVID-19 vaccine immunity to wane, and how booster shots can...

Vaccines are the holy grails of disease prevention. These medical marvels confer significant protection against diseases — whether a childhood infection, annual influenza or...

6 Netflix-themed Noche Buena baskets you can snag for free

Actress-vlogger and restaurateur Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo transformed into “Judy Ann Santa” on Thursday as she announces that streaming giant Netflix is giving away Noche...

South Africa detects new COVID-19 variant, implications not yet clear

JOHANNESBURG — South African scientists have detected a new COVID-19 variant in small numbers and are working to understand its potential implications, they said on...

‘Fan for life’: BTS just performed in front of this Fil-Am anchor’s car

A Filipino-American broadcaster was among the lucky front row witnesses of Korean group BTS as they perform their hit singles in the middle of traffic...

Philippines rejects China’s demand to remove grounded navy ship

MANILA— United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea The Philippines will not remove a dilapidated navy ship grounded on an atoll in the South...