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DOH, DILG, DOT Assure Safety Of Public Gatherings Despite COVID-19 Scare

The Department of Health, Department of the Interior and Local Government and the Department of Tourism released a joint statement on February 18 to assure the people that organizing and attending public gatherings is still safe, with regards to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). They guaranteed that “it is safe to organize and attend public […]

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Month-long Nationwide Shopping Mall Sale To Push Through This March

In a bid to keep the Philippines’ tourism industry vibrant despite concerns of Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19), the Department of Tourism has decided to follow through with their plans of a shopping mall sale throughout the Philippines. (DOH, DILG, DOT Assure Safety Of Public Gatherings Despite COVID-19 Scare) The sale will be similar to other […]

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Cebu’s Butuanon River Tests Positive For Poliovirus

The Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed that Cebu’s Butuanon River samples test positive for poliovirus. The Research Institute of Tropical Medicine (RITM) oversaw the testing of environmental samples from Mandaue City’s river. (Polio Reappears In The Philippines After 19 Years) In a statement released last February 15, the DOH assured that they are working […]

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LOOK: Cassy Legaspi is Officially Joining Showbiz with Her First Teleserye!

View this post on Instagram A post shared by CASSY LEGASPI (@cassy) on Feb 17, 2020 at 3:39am PST Cassy Legaspi grew up in the public eye as the daughter of Carmina Villaroel and Zoren Legaspi, so it’s a little surprising to hear that she hasn’t starred in a teleserye yet. That will soon change […]

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WATCH: The Deleted Scenes of “The Hows of Us” are Here and It’s Making Us Feel Things

One of KathNiel’s most iconic movies is The Hows of Us, which grossed P805 million under 50 days after its release. The film stars Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo and follows the story of Primo and George, who attempt to fix the “hows” of their relationship if they ever want to be together until the […]

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Annabelle Rama’s Comments on Daughter Ruffa’s Love Life Made Us LOL

Annabelle Rama is known for being vocal with her opinions and it certainly applies to her kids, even Ruffa Gutierrez. In the “Lagot o Sagot” segment of Gandang Gabi Vice, the Gutierrez matriarch was dared to answer personal questions, or else give up a piece of jewelry to an audience member. The host, Vice Ganda, […]

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DepEd Reports 70,000 Elementary Students In Bicol Don’t Know How To Read

The Department of Education (DepEd) has revealed the initial results of a 2019 study showing that more than 70,000 elementary students in Bicol are unable to read in both Filipino and English. Of those 70,000 there are 18,143 students in Grades 3 to 6. The rest are students in Grades 1 and 2. (Special Education […]

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PSA: LTO Will Soon Be Requiring A 15-Hour Driving Seminar For Student Permits

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) recently issued Memorandum Circular 2019-2176 stating, among other things, the requirements for acquiring a student driver’s license. A new stipulation is a mandatory 15-hour theoretical driving course. (The Philippine National ID Cards will soon be in use and this is how you can get one) Anyone interested in applying for a […]

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Hontiveros Reveals Possible Bribery Scheme By Chinese Nationals To Enter The Philippines

Senator Risa Hontiveros exposed a possible bribery scheme in the Bureau of Immigration during a hearing of the Senate Committee on Women, Children, Family Relations and Gender Equality this February 17. The scheme implicates immigration officers in giving special treatment to Chinese nationals who pay a ‘service fee’ of Php 10,000 as they enter the […]

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So Here’s How Pia Wurtzbach Took That Selfie With 7-Footer Kai Sotto

Our Rep to the Republika takes a selfie with the towering Pinoy basketball sensation! 🇵🇭 pic.twitter.com/4kI8pehHqS — NBA Philippines (@NBA_Philippines) February 16, 2020 Kai Sotto is 7’2″ tall, while Pia Wurtzbach stands at 5’8″ (at least according to Wikipedia and IMDB). So how did the former Miss Universe take this selfie with the basketball star? […]

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WATCH: Woman Wins House and Lot on “It’s Showtime”

It’s definitely Marissa’s lucky day. She was the lucky winner of a house and lot when she joined the PiLing Lucky game show on It’s Showtime. Watch it below:  In the game, she was asked to pick one jar out of 28, each one corresponding to a prize. Lucky for her because she won the […]

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LOOK: This Cafe Has Guava Cake, Salted Egg Cheesecake, and Sago’t Gulaman Coffee

Many of us are adventurous eaters who get excited when we hear of people and restaurants adding twists to our favorites. For those who enjoy unique flavors, we have something for you: we found a cafe/restaurant that serves a mix of classic and unusual pastries. How unusual? Care to try their Guava Cake, Salted Egg […]

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Massive Asteroid That Can Potentially Destroy Earth will Come Close on February 15, Says NASA

NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) reports that a massive asteroid will be coming threateningly close to Earth on Saturday, February 15. The kilometer-wide asteroid, officially named 2002 PZ39, will reportedly be the closest it ever was to Earth at a distance of 3.6 million miles, 15 times the distance of the moon. Photo […]

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Philippines lifts travel ban to Taiwan amid COVID-19 concerns

The Philippine government has lifted the travel ban to Taiwan amid COVID-19 concerns. COVID-19 is the name given by the World Health Organization to the disease caused by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that originated in China. Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo confirmed through a statement on Friday that the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of […]

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DepEd’s Postponement Of Off-Campus School Activities To Include Prom

The Department of Education (DepEd) issued Department Memorandum 15, s. 2020 last February 4 as a precautionary measure against the COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019). It entails postponing all national and regional activities involving students and/or teachers for the month of February. Education Undersecretary Alain Pascua clarified that this postponement of off-campus activities includes Junior and […]

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New Zealand School Bars Filipino Students From Attending Class Due To nCoV Panic

The New Zealand Herald reports that 4 Filipino children attending the Papakura Normal School were not allowed to go to class. The decision to bar these students was made amidst the growing panic surrounding the coronavirus epidemic. The families of these Filipino children, aged 7 to 12, were told to “self-isolate” for 14 days after they returned […]

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Art Community Mourns After a Famous DeviantArt Artist Passes Away at 29

Notable and beloved artist, Qing Han (famously known as Qinni), has passed away due to cancer. She was 29 years old. A Canada-based artist, Qinni grew to fame through art website DeviantArt where she shared her beautiful pieces for 12 years. Her signature style was anime-inspired with ethereal elements. She gained so many fans that […]

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Remember the Kid Who Was Rejected For Not Eating Veggies? Heart Evangelista Gave Him a Gift

Remember the young boy who was rejected by his crush for not eating vegetables? If not, here’s a summary: Eman, a grade 4 student from Sorsogon, admitted his feelings to his crush, Danica. Apparently, Danica didn’t reciprocate his feelings. According to her, “may iba na kong nararamdaman” and “kasi ang payat mo at hindi ka […]

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If You Were Asked to Choose Between Body or Brains, What Would You Pick?

The Social Weather Stations (SWS) conducted a study where they asked 1,200 adults aged 18 years old and above to choose between body or brains. Interestingly, 81% of Filipinos said they prefer brains over body, while 19% said the opposite. Divided between sex, 83% of women said they would pick brains over body, while 78% […]

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Alanis Morissette Adds Second Night to Manila Performance

Alanis Morissette fans, we have great news for you: if you weren’t able to catch a ticket to her Manila concert, there’s going to be a second night! The singer will be in Manila on April 6 at the Mall of Asia Arena, where she will celebrate the 25 anniversary of her hit album Jagged Little […]

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