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New app locates nearest comfort room with bidet in case of emergencies

A Filipino created a smartphone application that helps individuals find the nearest comfort room which has a bidet shower in case nature calls in...
Foreign Affairs Teddy Locsin Jr. Interaksyon

Making sense of DFA’s passport data theft controversy

The claim of passport data theft that Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro “Teddy Boy” Locsin Jr. revealed on Twitter raised concerns over the government’s lack...
Plastic wrapper

Old plastic wrappers discovered in closed landfill spark concern

Concerns about plastic waste re-emerged when a social media user found out that wrappers of food and basic household necessities remain physically intact years...
Telecommuting Act Interaksyon

The pros and cons of telecommuting or the work-from-home arrangement in the Philippines

The work-from-home program of the private sector will now be regulated by virtue of the recently signed Republic Act No. 11165 or the Telecommuting...

Indonesia’s plans to regulate ride-hailing rates threaten Grab, Go-Jek models

JAKARTA — Indonesia is preparing to launch regulations fixing the rates drivers and riders for ride-hailing services such as Grab and Go-Jek receive, two...
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What you need to know about the Telecommuting Act

President Duterte signed Republic Act 11165 or Telecommuting Act which institutionalizes remote working for employees in the private sector. Besides the convenience of working at...
Apple iPhone X retail in China

Retail shops in China offering cheaper iPhones after poor sales

SHANGHAI - Several Chinese electronics retailers including Alibaba-backed Suning and JD.com have slashed iPhone prices this week, after Apple recently blamed poor sales of...

Insects as pet food can cut dogs’ carbon pawprint

LONDON - Love your dog, but worried about the environmental impact of their meat-heavy diet? Now one British company is offering a solution -...

Meghan Markle to help vulnerable British women ‘reach for the stars’

LONDON - A British charity transforming the lives of some of the country's most vulnerable women said on Thursday Meghan Markle would help them...
Azkals locker room Dubai Interaksyon

Philippine Azkals leave heartfelt gesture in Dubai stadium after loss

The Philippine Azkals won the hearts of football fans when they left their locker room at a stadium in Dubai despite losing their first...
AIDS HIV interaksyon

Advocates of new HIV-AIDS law hope to end stigma among Filipinos

The passage of the law that strengthens the HIV and AIDS policy in the country, which focuses on human rights and educating the public,...
Lady Gaga poses for photographers as she arrives for the National Board of Review Awards gala in New York

Lady Gaga says won’t work again with singer R.Kelly

LOS ANGELES — Lady Gaga has vowed to remove a duet she recorded with R&B singer R.Kelly from streaming services and never collaborate with him again. Her...
Duterte speaking to barangay chiefs

Duterte targeting Commission on Audit because it finds anomalies in government

President Rodrigo Duterte's tirades against the Commission on Audit prompted a recall at the times the state auditor has detected anomalies in transactions under...
philippine peso bills

Philippine central bank further eases forex rules

MANILA — The Philippine central bank on Thursday announced revised rules aimed at liberalizing access to foreign exchange from banks and streamlining procedures for FX...
Ateneo Blue Eagle Gym

Ateneo student involved in bullying claims he was ‘defending’ himself

The Ateneo student dismissed for bullying claimed his actions were self-defense while his mother appealed that the public understand her son is just a...
Francesca Taruc

A deeper look into China’s ‘Miss Tourism World Intercontinental’ pageant

Miss Philippines Maria Francesca Taruc won a beauty pageant called Miss Tourism World Intercontinental which is neither related nor affiliated with any of the...
Manila's Finest Honesty Store Interaksyon

Can honesty-based stores succeed in the Philippines?

An official from the Manila Police District (MPD) said that an honesty store may not be possible in the country after the MPD's own...
The interior of Byton's M-Byte electric vehicle, featuring a massive screen, is shown after the vehicle's unveiling during the 2019 CES in Las Vegas

Vehicle screens go super-sized at CES as tech catches up

LAS VEGAS — Take a glance at the vehicle displays shown at CES and you could be forgiven for thinking you are at the movies. "This is not...
Go-Jek riders

Go-Jek’s expansion hits roadblock as Philippines rejects ride-hailing application

MANILA — Indonesia's Go-Jek suffered a setback to its expansion plans on Wednesday after the transport regulator in the Philippines rejected its application to launch a...
Kris Aquino vs Nicko Falcis Interaksyon

Kris Aquino admits mistake in blaming former business partner for condition

Kris Aquino admitted she was wrong to blame her former business partner Nicko Falcis for her several conditions as she revealed a possible settlement...