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Teenagers on their smartphones

National Privacy Commission reminds couples: ‘Share love, not passwords’

The National Privacy Commission reminded Filipinos on Valentines' Day that they are not obligated to give out the passwords of their social media accounts...
A Wire Fox Terrier "King" winner of the Best in Show group at the 143rd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show poses with its handler Gabriel Rangel on the observation deck of the Empire State Building in New York

King the wire fox terrier wins crown at Westminster dog show in New York

NEW YORK — A wire fox terrier won "Best in Show" at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York on Tuesday, emerging as the top dog among nearly 3,000 barking, tail-wagging...
Members of the LGBT community take part in a Kissathon to demand equal rights for LGBT on the sidelines of Pope Francis' visit to Panama City

Asia’s ‘gay Netflix’ to woo Indian audiences in 2019

KUALA LUMPUR — Asia's first LGBT+ video streaming platform that bills itself as the continent's "gay Netflix" plans to expand this year into India, its...
Maria Ressa under arrest

Looking closely at how NBI carried out arrest warrant against Rappler’s CEO

Observations on how Rappler chief executive officer Maria Ressa was arrested by officers of the National Bureau of Investigation on charges of cyberlibel surfaced...
Maharlika interaksyon

Officials who agree with Duterte on renaming Philippines ‘Maharlika’

Environmental advocate Gina Lopez and Sen. Ping Lacson expressed their support for President Rodrigo Duterte's idea to change the name of the country from...
Advertising spending campaign period 2019 midterm elections

Investigative news organization lists top spenders of pre-campaign advertising

A report from the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism ranks top spenders on advertisements before the official start of the campaign period. The PCIJ report...
Imee Marcos_Philstar.com_Interaksyonvideo

Imee Marcos on Princeton degree: ‘As far as I know, I graduated’

Imee Marcos insisted she graduated from Princeton University even after a representative of the Ivy League school has clarified she did not. Marcos said that, "as...
Fireworks display

Manila Bay pyromusical competition relocated after environmental concerns

Concerns over possible environmental impacts of fireworks arose when a chain of shopping malls announced that it changed the venue of its pyromusical competition due...

Inside Syzygy, one of the biggest EDM festivals in the Philippines

Syzygy Musical Festival held over the weekend was one giant electronic dance party in Manila. The crowd enjoyed the performances of Dimitri Vegas with Like...
U.S. President Trump holds a Cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington

U.S. seeks to increase pressure on Iran at Warsaw meeting

WARSAW — Foreign ministers and senior officials from 60 nations gather in the Polish capital Warsaw on Wednesday where the United States hopes to...
EDSA traffic

Two motorcycle riders stuck in EDSA traffic play ‘rock, paper, scissors’

Two motorcycle riders amused themselves while stuck in the middle of afternoon traffic along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue by playing "Rock, Paper and...

Sri Lanka hiring hangmen, inspired by Philippines’ war on drugs

COLOMBO — Sri Lanka began advertising for hangmen this week, as the country's president pushes ahead with a hardline policy, modeled on the Philippines, to combat...
James Jimenez Interaksyon list of candidates

Public can report illegal campaign materials through #SumbongsaCOMELEC

The Commission on Elections asked the public to help them spot illegal campaign paraphernalia through hashtag #SumbongsaCOMELEC amid the official start of the campaign...
Philippines President Duterte attends the ASEAN Plus Three Summit in Singapore

Duterte’s ‘Maharlika’ proposal is from Ferdinand Marcos’ fictitious guerrilla unit

President Rodrigo Duterte's plan to change the name of Philippines to the “Republic of Maharlika” is actually based on the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos'...
P01 William Cristobal

A ‘Medalya ng Papuri’ for cop in ‘taho’ scandal: Laudable or whimsical?

Filipinos weighed in on the meaning of the Commendation Medal that was given to Police Officer 1 William Cristobal after a Chinese student threw...
Fake news Interaksyon

Universities, newsrooms in rare collab to counter fake news before midterm polls

Various news organizations and top universities agreed to collaborate to form the first cross-newsroom fact-checking initiative in the country called Tsek.ph for the upcoming...
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits Hungary

Pompeo warns allies Huawei presence complicates partnership with U.S.

BUDAPEST — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cautioned U.S. allies on Monday against deploying equipment from Chinese telecoms giant Huawei on their soil, saying it would...
Estrada, Duterte, Arroyo

Election propaganda battle: Candidates dragged in controversial tarpaulin

A tarpaulin seen along EDSA accused people affiliated with President Rodrigo Duterte as corrupt and listed the controversies associated with them. https://twitter.com/kakaidave/status/1093658512482160640 The tarpaulin lists Duterte,...
United States navy warships

US destroyers sail in disputed South China Sea amid trade tensions

WASHINGTON — Two U.S. warships sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Monday, a U.S. official told Reuters, a move...
Syzygy Musical Festival 2019

Heavily guarded Syzygy Music Festival is one of the year’s biggest teen parties

Thousands of young Filipinos partied along the music of acclaimed DJ Duo Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike at the Syzygy Music Festival, one of...