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'The penalty is so minimal. I feel pity for the parents and the young girls who get swayed by these sexual predators.'
Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri is pushing to amend the current age for statutory rape of 12 years old to 16 years old.In an interview with GMA News TV, Zubiri said: "At the moment, almost 500 teenagers are getting pregnant each day because ...
 
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Let go of the notion that the Philippines is an international pushover. 
For many decades up to now, many Filipinos still believe that the Philippines is a weak country. This is partly thanks to the long history of the Philippines as a colonial state. But why do many Filipinos think we are still a powerless ...
 
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Europe's three most powerful nations back the Philippines against China.
The United Kingdom, Germany, and France have expressed their support for the Philippines in its 2016 victory against China in the landmark ruling concerning the West Philippine Sea. The three countries also slammed China's claims of "historic rights" over the entirety of ...
 
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Sad Caldereta.
Looks like you'll have to find other ways to add flavor to your menudo and caldereta as a popular brand of liver spread, along with other food items and supplements, lacks the seal of approval from the Food and Drug Administration.Top story: What If The Philippines ...
 
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Some historians claim it's the fault of the British.
After nearly 60 years of sitting in the backburner, the Philippines’ claim over Sabah is once again alive. In the latest development surrounding the territorial dispute between Malaysia and the Philippines, foreign affairs secretary Teodoro Locsin reminded the world community that Sabah, the northern ...
 
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The warships are taking their lovely time sailing around the WPS.
American missile-guided destroyers are taking their lovely time sailing around the waters of the West Philippine Sea (WPS). In fact, they want to take as long as possible so they are zigzagging through the contested waters. Although the United States has made ...
 
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The raptor lives off lizards and snakes.
A Philippine Serpent Eagle was rescued in the southern city of Tacurong, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources said Tuesday, helping efforts to conserve the snake-eating raptors.The eagle is in good condition at the DENR-12 Wildlife Rescue Center in Lutayan municipality, said veterinarian Neil Velasco.According to the Department of ...
 
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Pemberton served half his sentence and was released on good conduct.
Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton from the U.S. Marines was deported back to his home country on Sunday after serving five years for the killing of transgender Filipina Jennifer Laude, the Bureau of Immigration said. He had secured "absolute pardon" from President ...
 
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A lawmaker has announced that the ABS-CBN frequencies are technically now open for application by other broadcast networks.
ABS-CBN Corporation's frequencies that have been returned to the state can now be given to other broadcast companies after Congress rejected the franchise application of the Kapamilya network.Top story: This Filipino Love Letter from 1946 Was Unearthed. It Made Us CryThis is according ...
 
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The U.S. told ASEAN to 'cut ties' with Chinese companies that build islands in the WPS.
Who is a better hegemon? The U.S. or China? That's what ASEAN countries are weighing these days. In a series of charm offensives, the United States has rallied Southeast Asia closer within its sphere of influence. U.S. State Secretary Mike Pompeo rallied members of ...
 
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Sometimes, cancel culture is difficult to tell apart from mob mentality.
The Twitterverse was set ablaze on September 8 when the hashtags #CancelKorea and #ApologizeToFilipinos became a trending topic on the social media site. It all started when Koreans called out Fil-Am influencer Bella Poarch for sporting a controversial tattoo.#CancelKorea is a fine ...
 
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Police cautioned against 'intrusive' social media monitoring.
The National Privacy Commission said the Philippine National Police should recognize data privacy rights when it pushes through with its plan to monitor social media for quarantine violators.Top story: Who Are the Ambanis, Asia's Wealthiest Family?Gathering leads and evidence online for law enforcement has to be done legally, said Privacy Commissioner Raymund Liboro. "By ...
 
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Pemberton earlier secured an early release pass from an Olongapo City court
President Rodrigo Duterte has granted "absolute pardon" to a U.S. Marine who was jailed in the Philippines for five years over the killing of a Filipina transgender, his chief diplomat said Monday on Twitter.Before the President's decision, Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton secured approval from an Olongapo City ...
 
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The irrelevance of Filipinx, at least in the Philippines.
“Filipinx” has reared its head again, pissing off the Twitterverse. The word “Filipinx” has been hovering in cyberspace for years with interspersed waves of enraged online criticism. But everything came to a head this weekend when the gender-neutral words “Filipinx” and “Pinxy” ...
 
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Because we all know Pasig River has seen better days.
Remember back when you could swim in the Pasig River? Neither can we, and if you do remember you should definitely stay home because you're a high health risk individual. But we've heard stories from our parents and grandparents of a pristine ...
 
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A shift to the lowest quarantine, MECQ, also possible.
Coronavirus infections in the Philippines are going down, data showed, as authorities aimed to flatten the curve or slow its spread, when September ends. The turnaround came after a quarter of the population endured 15 days of strict quarantine and the introduction of new ...
 
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Something you post might be used against you.
Think twice before posting pictures of your family gatherings on social media, these might be used by the police to “summon” you. The Philippine National Police (PNP) will now search social media for possible violations of quarantine rules, including videos, photos, and posts ...
 
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The Tourism Secretary gives an update on domestic tourism, jumpstarting the industry, and more.
00:05 Biggie00:07 Biggie00:09 Let's show our00:12 work from home set-up00:16 You show00:18 Okay? Okay00:20 (upbeat music) 01:22 January, we were positive by 8.8% 01:28 But since COVID, if you count January 01:32 to June, revenues have decreased by 60% 01:36 When you ...
 
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The project is already getting unwanted criticism for its danger to the environment.
According to Infrawatch PH, a think tank focused on infrastructure projects, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ (DENR) controversial white sand project along Manila Bay most likely costs P795,000… per meter. The beach is 500 meters long, so the total calculation for ...
 
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Censors can't be 'God' of the Internet, says lawyer.
The Philippines' censors board, under current laws, cannot "play God" and extend its reach to streaming platforms such as Netflix, a mass media law professor said Friday. The public should also be vigilant over such moves since it could extend to other platforms like Facebook and YouTube, she said.Top Story: How 8 ...
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