‘Just as I dreamed’: Philippine-born chess champion Wesley So becomes American citizen

Wesley So, one of the greatest chess athletes born in the Philippines, has formally switched sides: he has become a United States citizen. A report published yesterday by the U.S. Chess Federation said So was naturalized on Feb. 26, nine years after he arrived in the States as a recruit for Webster University. So, ranked ...

19-year-old drunk driver dies from motorbike accident in Vigan City

19-year-old drunk driver dies from motorbike accident in Vigan City

A 19-year-old inebriated college student died from a motorcycle accident in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur, a local media reported yesterday. Thaleah Mae Renon, a resident of the...

PH to receive up to 23 million shots of AstraZeneca in 2021, says UK ambassador

PH to receive up to 23 million shots of AstraZeneca in 2021, says UK ambassador

Expect more doses of AstraZeneca vaccines to arrive in the country in the next few months, the British ambassador to the Philippines said today, shortly after thousands of vials...

‘No vaccine, no work’ policy problematic due to lack of COVID jabs, says Health Dep’t

‘No vaccine, no work’ policy problematic due to lack of COVID jabs, says Health Dep’t

The Philippine Department of Health urged employers today to rethink a proposed policy of preventing non-vaccinated Filipinos from working, saying this was hard to achieve due to...

Filipino businessman vows to ‘fight to the death’ Prince Harry, Meghan Markle over ‘Archewell’ deodorant

Filipino businessman vows to ‘fight to the death’ Prince Harry, Meghan Markle over ‘Archewell’ deodorant

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are reportedly going after a small-time Filipino businessman for using the word “Archewell” on one of his products, but the said...

Taiwanese allegedly sold to POGOs rescued from kidnappers in Parañaque City

Taiwanese allegedly sold to POGOs rescued from kidnappers in Parañaque City

A Taiwanese national who was allegedly sold twice to Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGO) as a slave was rescued from his kidnappers yesterday in Parañaque City. Members...

Galvez urges Pinoys to stop being ‘brand-conscious’ as they continue to shun China vax

Galvez urges Pinoys to stop being ‘brand-conscious’ as they continue to shun China vax

Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. today urged Filipinos to stop being obsessed over Western-made vaccine brands, as the public continues to shun China-made jabs such as CoronaVac,...

Court of Appeals overturns rehashed rebellion case against Trillanes

Court of Appeals overturns rehashed rebellion case against Trillanes

The Court of Appeals today ruled in favor of former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, junking the rebellion case that a Makati court revived against him. Judge Elmo Alameda of the...

Travel Galore: Cebu Pacific removes rebooking fees ‘permanently’

Travel Galore: Cebu Pacific removes rebooking fees ‘permanently’

Budget carrier Cebu Pacific Air announced today that it has permanently removed rebooking fees, allowing passengers to change their travel details as often as they want. Wowza! A...

Broadcaster Doris Bigornia’s open-heart surgery ‘successful,’ says daughter

Broadcaster Doris Bigornia’s open-heart surgery ‘successful,’ says daughter

ABS-CBN journalist Doris Bigornia’s recent open-heart surgery was successful, her daughter Nikki Bigornia announced yesterday. In a tweet, Nikki thanked everyone who prayed...


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