Kudos! Parañaque street vendor earns praise for juggling college and work

Many Filipino students have been struggling with blended learning, but some try their best to make it work. One college student has even taken advantage of the situation by juggling school and earning a living. Meet Freedom Mendiola Dela Cruz, a sophomore physics student at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP). Dela Cruz has ...

Pinoys’ foreign spouses and children to be allowed entry into PH starting Dec. 7

Pinoys’ foreign spouses and children to be allowed entry into PH starting Dec. 7

Starting Dec. 7, Filipinos’ foreign spouses and children, regardless of age, will be allowed to enter the Philippines, a memo from the government’s anti-coronavirus...

Taguig cop arrested for allegedly extorting PHP20,000 from foreigner

Taguig cop arrested for allegedly extorting PHP20,000 from foreigner

A Taguig City policeman was arrested by his colleagues yesterday for allegedly extorting PHP20,000 (US$417) from an unidentified foreign national. Chief Master Sergeant Mendy...

Suspects behind killing of Palawan lawyer Magcamit arrested

Suspects behind killing of Palawan lawyer Magcamit arrested

The suspects behind the killing of 35-year-old Palawan lawyer Eric Jay Magcamit have been arrested and charged, the Integrated Bar of the Philippines announced today. Read:...

Forget COVID? Boracay probes Halloween party that allegedly violated physical distancing

Forget COVID? Boracay probes Halloween party that allegedly violated physical distancing

The Department of Tourism (DOT) is now investigating a Halloween party in Boracay that allegedly flouted social distancing rules. In a video secured by the DOT and shared today,...

Congrats! 3,538 pass doctors’ licensure exam, including Robredo’s daughter

Congrats! 3,538 pass doctors’ licensure exam, including Robredo’s daughter

The Philippines welcomed today 3,538 new doctors, out of 4,704 examinees, with the release of the Professional Regulation Commission’s Physician Licensure’s...

Did he or didn’t he? Senator Lacson refuses to confirm if he got COVID vax

Did he or didn’t he? Senator Lacson refuses to confirm if he got COVID vax

Senator Panfilo Lacson continues to dodge rumors that he has been vaccinated against COVID-19. In an interview today on cable channel ANC, he said it’s more important for...

Family of Tourism Dep’t lawyer and UP prof appeal for help after he goes missing

Family of Tourism Dep’t lawyer and UP prof appeal for help after he goes missing

A high-ranking official of the Department of Tourism (DOT) has been missing since Saturday, his family member said yesterday. In an online post, Randy Oliva said that his brother,...

PH gov’t looking for 300 COVID patients to undergo melatonin clinical trials

PH gov’t looking for 300 COVID patients to undergo melatonin clinical trials

A hospital in Manila is planning to conduct clinical trials using the supplement melatonin to study if it can be beneficial for severe COVID-19 patients, an official from the...

Spox Roque tells market operators to implement social distancing or face closure

Spox Roque tells market operators to implement social distancing or face closure

Operators of flea markets should seriously implement social distancing rules or risk being closed, Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said today in his media briefing. The warning...


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