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Philippine central bank hikes rate another 25 basis points in inflation battle

MANILA — The Philippine central bank raised its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points (bps) on Thursday, its fifth hike this year, saying further...
Oscar Albayalde and Ang Probinsyano

Looking into PNP’s misrepresentation allegations against ‘Ang Probinsyano’

Philippine National Police Chief Oscar Albayalde’s complaint against the portrayal of the police force in ABS-CBN’s long-running “Ang Probinsyano” was questioned by many due...
School students

Why removal of Filipino, ‘pantikan’ from college curriculum is being criticized

The Supreme Court's decision to exclude Filipino and Filipino Literature or 'Panitikan' as core subjects to be taught in colleges has been criticized by...
UP Fighting Maroons

The end of UP Fighting Maroons’ 21-year UAAP Final Four drought

Fans of the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons are celebrating the end of their men's basketball team's 21-year drought in the UAAP Final...
California Camp Fire

At least 56 killed, more than 100 missing in California wildfire

PARADISE, Calif.,—The remains of eight more victims were found on Wednesday in and around a northern California town overrun by flames last week, raising...
Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte attends the ASEAN-China Summit in Singapore

President Rodrigo Duterte skips summit meetings but is in “top shape”

SINGAPORE — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte skipped several meetings at an Asia-Pacific summit in Singapore on Wednesday, prompting the 73-year-old's office to issue a...
Starfish tossers

Why starfish should not be thrown into the air

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources is investigating a group of alleged teachers from the Department of Education after they were seen tossing...
Grains

China to boost grain imports from ‘Belt & Road’ countries amid Sino-US trade spat...

GUANGZHOU/BEIJING — China aims to step up grain imports from countries linked by President Xi Jinping's project to create a modern-day Silk Road, seeking to...
Kelsey Merritt on Vogue

Victoria’s Secret model Kelsey Merritt slayed in Vogue video

Days after the Victoria’s Secret show, Filipino American model Kelsey Merritt made another milestone in her career by being part of the sought-after video...
Residential house affected in wildfire

Miley, Liam, Lady Gaga and other celebs affected by California wildfire

Some Hollywood personalities affected by the wildfire in California shared social media posts of how much the environmental disaster has damaged their residences. The most...
Tomb of Emilio Aguinaldo

With new declaration, questionable hero Emilio Aguinaldo now has a day

President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of Emilio Aguinaldo Day on March 22 was criticized due to the many controversies linked to the country’s first president. Duterte...
Detective Pikachu

‘Detective Pikachu’ trailer a surprise to fans of Pokémon franchise

The recently released trailer of "Detective Pikachu," the first live-action movie in the Pokémon entertainment franchise that originated from a popular handheld video game...
Imelda Marcos' pension

‘Justice’ juxtaposed: Imelda Marcos and other elderly suspects

As the country awaits the arrest of Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos after she was found guilty of seven counts of graft she committed...
Bea Rose Santiago

Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago opens up about sexual harassment

Following a series of beauty contestants' confessions about their experience being sexually harassed, another beauty pageant model spoke up on her experiences even before...
A building destroyed by the Camp Fire

Teams ‘look for skulls’ in ashes of California’s deadliest wildfire

PARADISE, California — White-clad forensic teams with cadaver dogs fanned out across a ghostly landscape strewn with ash and charred debris searching on Tuesday...
Singles Day shopping

3 shopping destinations dominate online Filipinos’ buzz on Singles Day

The 10th year of the Singles Day shopping festival was a success in the Philippines, specifically in terms of brand engagement on social media. Lazada...
video

Tabo or shower? It depends on who you ask

The Filipino "tabo" is being recognized in social media for being environmentally friendly after American blogger Thomas Kuegler shared a video about it in...
Stan Lee Backchannel

What comics fans are saying about Stan Lee’s final comic book project

As the world's comic book and pop culture fans reel from the death of famed comic book creator Stan Lee, some avid readers are...
Teenagers on their smartphones

Swipe right: New dating app launched for UP students

Students from the University of the Philippines launched a new dating app called "UPdate" exclusively made for the student body. The app was launched on...
Minnesota Timberwolves

NBA roundup: LeVert hurt as Nets lose

Karl-Anthony Towns finished with 25 points and 21 rebounds Monday night as the Minnesota Timberwolves halted a five-game losing streak with a 120-113 victory...