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Philippine passport ‘power’ ranks 80th in 2022. What does this mean for Filipino passport...

The Philippines ranked 80th in the latest global index of passports, thereby entailing less freedom to travel for work, pleasure and health care amid...

Reactions to Globe’s measure to stop text fraud

Several mobile users confirmed receiving fewer suspicious messages after a big telecommunication provider started an unprecedented measure to stop text fraud. Globe Telecom on Friday, September...
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‘It is our honor’: Erik Matti toasts ‘On the Job’ Emmy nomination

"It is our honor, Emmy's." Acclaimed director Erik Matti cheered after his crime thriller mini-series "On the Job" was nominated for Best TV Movie/Mini-Series at...
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Japan’s COVID-19 herd immunity near 90% after Omicron wave —study

TOKYO — Japan's population level immunity to COVID-19 has reached about 90% in major population areas after a recent Omicron wave, though that level of protection...
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Bring the holidays into your home: PH’s 1st Christmas-themed cafe offers delivery

These -ber months, Filipinos can enjoy yuletide goodies in the comforts of their homes or offices with the availability of the country's first Christmas-themed cafe...

Putin to declare annexation of Ukrainian lands in major escalation of war

Putin to attend treaty ceremony with occupation leaders Ukraine, U.S. and U.N. say exercise has no legal value Annexation, nuclear threat take war...

Motorists told: In checkpoints, do not open your car

Law enforcers are not allowed to randomly conduct searches inside motor vehicles at checkpoints unless a warrant has been issued. A law-related blog called "Batas...

Thai court to decide on PM Prayuth’s future

BANGKOK— Thailand's Constitutional Court is due to deliver its verdict on Friday on a case that seeks to determine whether Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has already exceeded...
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Pia Wurtzbach on nostalgia trip as earliest photo shoots circulate on Twitter

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach is on a nostalgia trip as she recalls her old photo shoots when she was still starting in the showbiz...

EJ Obiena eyes finishing engineering degree in UST

World's no. 3 pole vaulter EJ Obiena wanted to finish his degree in the University of Santo Tomas amid his success in international sports competition.  Obiena, is a fourth...

Shopee asked why endorser ‘big reveal’ not posted online

Toni Gonzaga was chosen as the new endorser of a shopping platform, according to media reports. The brand itself, however, has not posted an update...

Book on 500 years of Christianity in Philippines launched

A coffee table book was launched on Wednesday, Sept. 28, to commemorate the 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines and to serve as...
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Bayanihan E-Konsulta calls for more volunteer doctors amid influx of patients

The telemedicine initiative of non-government organization Angat Buhay is opening its doors to volunteer doctors amid the influx of patients in need of medical...

Grammy-winning rapper Coolio dies in Los Angeles at 59

LOS ANGELES— Grammy-winning rapper Coolio died on Wednesday after being found unresponsive at a friend's Los Angeles home, the New York Times reported. He was...

U.S. VP Harris says she is going to Philippines later this year

CAMP BONIFAS, South Korea— U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris said on Thursday she is going to visit the Philippines later this year. Harris made the remark...

On questionable funds, ghost scholars: Issues hounding the gov’t’s scholarship agency

Beneficiaries of the government's scholarship program feared that their free education will be revoked because of their complaints against it. Sen. Risa Hontiveros revealed screenshots of...
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Lives destroyed as armyworms invade Philippine ‘onion capital’

Warming weather creates conditions for insects to migrate, breed Armyworms damaged 40% of onion crops in Philippines last year Natural farming methods could help protect...
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DLSU student gov’t officials take action on athletes’ cross-dressing performance

Two officials of De La Salle University's student government assured fellow students that they are taking action to address the cross-dressing performance done in...
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‘Atin ang Pinas, China layas:’ Fisherfolk group releases own video greeting for China

A fisherfolk group released their own version of a video greeting where the vice president was seen partly speaking Mandarin to greet the People's...

As pandemic measures are lifted, social media use has declined with the exception of...

In September, the Wall Street Journal reported that Instagram is faltering in its bid to keep up with TikTok, the wildly popular Chinese-owned video-sharing...