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Can an official be too rich to steal?
Aside from illegal drugs, President Rodrigo Duterte has a second mortal enemy: corruption. He wants "not even a whiff" of it, and has "zero tolerance" for it. It's a constant theme in his speeches through the years.“I do not forgive cases sa mga corruption. Wala ...
 
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Where can your passport take you?
Filipinos can travel to more countries, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Monday, just days before easing of restrictions on leisure travel abroad take effect.The DFA said Laos and Afghanistan have joined the list of nations that have lifted inbound restrictions on Filipino travelers, subject to flight ...
 
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Ed Mechmann, director of public policy at the Archdiocese of New York, said in a blog post the pope had "made a serious mistake."
Pope Francis became the first pontiff to endorse same-sex civil unions in comments for a documentary that premiered Wednesday, sparking cheers from gay Catholics and demands for clarification from conservatives, given the Vatican's official teaching on the issue.MORE STORIES ON THE PAPACY:Pope ...
 
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It's his strongest statement yet on the issue.
Pope Francis has voiced his support for same-sex civil unions in a documentary film, his strongest statement yet for LGBT rights, according to The New York Times and the Associated Press.Francis' remarks were quoted from the film "Francesco," which premiered recently.“Homosexual people have the right ...
 
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The two-hour session gathered academics, experts in misinformation, advocates for teens and the marginalized, journalists, and others.
Creating online communities free of danger and misinformation is crucial in building a better world, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex told an online audience Tuesday during a special Time100 Talks episode she curated with her husband, Prince Harry.MORE STORIES ON PRINCE HARRY ...
 
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The DPWH Secretary is the son of the richest man in the Philippines and the richest senator in office.
When it comes to corruption, the public should be on the lookout for hao-shiao (fake) bidders for government projects, President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday as he cleared Public Works Sec. Mark Villar over supposed anomalies.Duterte said Villar—son of billionaire Manny Villar and Sen. Cynthia Villar—doesn't need to steal ...
 
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The quiet kingmaker is her father's political heiress.
The 75-year-old leader, who is stepping down in less than two years, often adlibs about Inday Sara, who is a quiet, yet potent force in her father's sphere.READ MOREThe Deep Pockets of Philippine PresidentsWho Is Lord Allan Velasco, the New House Speaker?Duterte-Carpio radiates ...
 
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Cinderella time, from midnight.
Curfew hours in Metro Manila will be shortened to four hours, from midnight to 4 a.m., for those aged 18 to 65, one of the region's mayors said Monday.Less than two weeks before the expiry of current quarantine classifications, restrictions are gradually being eased.The ...
 
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There are so many errors on one page.
"The government has really doing their best." That's the answer allegedly given in a module released by the Department of Education discouraging students from joining peaceful assemblies.ALSO READThese Textbook Errors Are ‘Funny’ Yet UnforgivableThese Filipino Student Inventors Are Out to Change the ...
 
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History teacher Samuel Paty was beheaded after discussing caricatures of Islam's Prophet Muhammad with his class.
France's prime minister joined demonstrators on Sunday who rallied together across the country in tribute to a history teacher who was beheaded near Paris after discussing caricatures of Islam's Prophet Muhammad with his class.Samuel Paty was beheaded on Friday in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine by ...
 
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It will allow individual Filipino tuna catchers to market their catch abroad.
Individual Filipino tuna catchers may soon market their haul abroad, something that has long been exclusive to giant commercial fishing companies. The municipal fisher organization Philippine Tuna Handline Partnership (PTHP) officially began its journey towards earning the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Ecolabel on ...
 
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"Wala rin sa pulitika si Mar. Ang sabi niya sa akin, ayaw na niyang bumalik."
Mar Roxas has retired from politics, according to his wife Korina Sanchez.Korina revealed her husband's retirement in an interview on the program ‘Wag Po of One PH news channel. The hosts of the program are Ed Lingao, Patrick Paez, Lourd de Veyra, Melvyn ...
 
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All PhilHealth-funded tests will no longer be entertained by the Philippine Red Cross.
Coming on the heels of the corruption and graft issues in PhilHealth, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has announced its plans to cease all COVID-19 tests being charged to PhilHealth, as of October 15. According to a lengthy public statement from the ...
 
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Several historical events led to a 'Cobra Effect.'
The local government of Marikina has launched an anti-leptospirosis program, and it's caught the attention of many netizens: Kampanya Kontra Lepto: Daga Mo Palit Cash. As the title suggests, people will be rewarded with cash for every rat they catch in Marikina. Rats ...
 
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Another consequence of the pandemic. 
Before the year ends, the Vietnamese will have more money in their pockets than Filipinos. The forecast was released by the International Monetary Fund or IMF, who projected that the per capita income of the Vietnamese will be $3,497.51, overtaking Filipinos with ...
 
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He's been banned from owning animals for any reason in the future.
A man accused of raising hundreds of roosters in Virginia to ship overseas for cockfighting was sentenced to six months in jail Tuesday.READ MORE STORIES ON CRIME:Child Pornography Booms in PhilippinesThe Most Notorious International Crimes that Happened in the PhilippinesEmmanuel Garcia, 55, ...
 
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Opening in January, the bigger Clark can handle 12.2 million passengers.
Clark International Airport’s new passenger terminal finished construction ahead of schedule despite quarantine restrictions. This new building is expected to increase the capacity of the terminal that is an alternative to NAIA in Manila.READ MOREMakati to Balintawak in 15 Minutes: Skyway Stage 3 Is ...
 
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The virus can't be allowed to run free.
The World Health Organization chief warned Monday against just allowing the new coronavirus to spread in the hope of achieving so-called herd immunity, saying it was "unethical".Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus cautioned against calls in some countries to let COVID-19 run its course until enough people develop the immunity ...
 
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"Pa-review ng script please."
This year continues to get weirder (and worse for some). To say we are tired with the cursed disaster that is 2020 would be an understatement. And this couldn’t have been better represented than when GMA news anchor Vicky Morales’ script slip ...
 
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It's like magic.
“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic,” wrote science-fiction writer Arthur Clarke. That is exactly what is happening in Binta’t Karis, a small village in a remote mountain in Palawan. For many decades, the residents of Binta’t Karis had no access to ...
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