Trans woman Gretchen Diez files complaint against Araneta Center over restroom incident

Gretchen Diez, the transgender woman who was arrested after being barred from using a female restroom on Tuesday, has filed a complaint against the Araneta Center. The company owns Farmers Plaza, the Quezon City mall where the viral incident occurred. Diez filed her complaint before the Quezon City Pride Council, the government body responsible for ...

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Senator De Lima’s co-accused in drug cases arrested in Pampanga

Senator De Lima’s co-accused in drug cases arrested in Pampanga

Jailed Senator Leila de Lima’s co-accused was arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) today in Pampanga, ending a manhunt that started two years ago when he...

Police suspected to be part of kidnapping syndicate preying on internal revenue staff

Police suspected to be part of kidnapping syndicate preying on internal revenue staff

Several police officers, a retired military official, and a worker at the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) are part of a kidnap-for-ransom syndicate that preys on BIR employees, a...

Farmers Plaza apologizes to trans woman Gretchen Diez after mall cleaner had her arrested

Farmers Plaza apologizes to trans woman Gretchen Diez after mall cleaner had her arrested

The management of Farmers Plaza, the mall where transgender woman Gretchen Diez was arrested after being prevented from using a women’s restroom, issued a public apology...

Trans woman arrested after being barred from women’s restroom in Quezon City

Trans woman arrested after being barred from women’s restroom in Quezon City

A transgender woman was arrested yesterday after she was stopped from using the women’s restroom at a well-known mall in Quezon City. Gretchen Custodio Diez, 28, was...

Interior Secretary Año dismisses Duterte’s opinion, says cops will be charged for accepting gifts

Interior Secretary Año dismisses Duterte’s opinion, says cops will be charged for accepting gifts

Don’t even think about it. That was the warning Interior Secretary Eduardo Año had for cops today, saying they would face criminal and administrative charges if they...

16 suspected victims of illegal recruiters bound for Taipei, Hong Kong intercepted at airport

16 suspected victims of illegal recruiters bound for Taipei, Hong Kong intercepted at airport

Several undocumented Filipinos workers posing as tourists were intercepted at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Pasay City last Wednesday, the Bureau of Immigration...

Elderly woman accuses domestic worker of poisoning her with mothballs

Elderly woman accuses domestic worker of poisoning her with mothballs

A domestic worker was arrested on Saturday after she allegedly tried to kill her elderly employer of just three weeks with mothballs. Suspect Garnet Gallardo, 35, is facing...

Chinese embassy slams plan to move casino workers to ‘self-contained communities’

Chinese embassy slams plan to move casino workers to ‘self-contained communities’

The Chinese Embassy in Manila yesterday criticized a plan by the government-owned company in charge of the nation’s casinos to transfer Chinese workers to self-contained...

Owner defends 8chan from critics, denies El Paso shooter posted manifesto to website

Owner defends 8chan from critics, denies El Paso shooter posted manifesto to website

Jim Watkins, the Philippine-based owner of controversial online forum 8chan, took to YouTube on Tuesday to defend his website from critics who have pilloried the site in the wake...


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