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December 9, 2018 9:44 AM Social media platforms urged to be 'better gatekeepers'

Social media has its pros and cons – providing a platform for the marginalized, yet paving the way for others to abuse its vast space and wide reach MANILA, Philippines – Journalism and free speech have exponentially been affected by the rise of lies and disinformation on social media. But is regulating it the solution? This was the point of the discussion 80

October 10, 2018 6:10 AM PH gives aid worth $300K to Indonesia for quake-tsunami victims

BALI — The Philippines has sent over US$300,000 in assistance to Indonesia ahead of President Rodrigo Duterte’s arrival here for the Southeast Asian leaders’ meeting. At a press briefing on Wednesday, Manila’s ambassador to Indonesia Leehiong Wee said that the Philippine government’s donation would be made up of generator sets as well as water and medical 42

September 16, 2018 7:26 AM Airports' status in aftermath of Typhoon Ompong

Here is a look at the condition of airports in typhoon-hit areas MANILA, Philippines – Some airports in the path of Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) sustained damage, including the Tuguegarao Airport in Cagayan, the province where the typhoon made landfall. The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) provided a status update to media around 3:40 pm on Sunday 77

September 11, 2018 1:48 AM Legarda Reminds Gov't, Public to be Prepared for Typhoon 'Mangkhut'

Senator Loren Legarda today reminded government agencies, local government units (LGUs) and citizens to prepare for Typhoon 'Mangkhut', which is expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Wednesday, September 12. According to PAGASA, Typhoon 'Mangkhut' is expected to have maximum sustained winds of up to 210 kph and gustiness of up to 260 kph once it enters 76

September 5, 2018 1:58 PM No Filipinos hurt or killed in Japan typhoon — DFA

There are no Filipinos in the list of casualties and injured in Japan, as Typhoon Jebi wreaked havoc in the western part of the country, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). The DFA said the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo and the Consulate General in Osaka have not received any reports of Filipinos among the 10 reported dead and more than 300 injured 29

August 17, 2018 9:02 AM LOOK: Cops clean up debris-ridden Marikina street after flood

Members of the Marikina City Police on Friday launched its cleanup operation in the aftermath of recent flooding spawned by the southwest monsoon or “habagat.” The local government has evacuated over 14,000 persons and 3,000 families in the city last Tuesday after the Marikina River was raised to third alarm as it rose to 20.6 meters last Sunday 21

August 16, 2018 7:50 AM Royals plan to be more ‘aggressive’ on Meghan Markle family drama—report

The British royal family has had its share of drama, but more often than not, the protocol has been to stay mum on personal issues. However, Meghan Markle’s family drama has yet to die down months after she married Prince Harry in May, and it seems she has to do more than ignore the noise from her father Thomas Markle’s nonstop press interviews 23

August 12, 2018 1:51 PM LOOK: Flooding aftermath in Marikina

A delivery van lies on its side on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, after being swept by heavy rains and strong winds. (Photo by BULLIT MARQUEZ / AP) Tropical Storm Karding exited the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Saturday afternoon, but it spawned the southwest monsoon rains over most parts of the main island of Luzon, including Metro Manila, according 37

August 11, 2018 11:10 AM PH for world free of nuclear weapons

THE Philippine Embassy in Tokyo reaffirmed the Philippine Government’s commitment to a world free of nuclear weapons. This reaffirmation was made by Philippine Ambassador to Tokyo Jose C. Laurel V when, accompanied by Minister and Consul General Robespierre Bolivar and Mme. Maria Aurora Bolivar, he attended the 73rd Nagasaki Peace Ceremony on August 25

August 3, 2018 9:35 PM Butchered plans for Azkals

Former England skipper’s resignation leaves Azkals looking at last Filipino to hold top coaching spot It was over before it all even began. And now, the Philippine Azkals are left to pick up the pieces and move on. Sources said the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) and Azkals management are seriously considering Aris Caslib as a replacement for Terry 49