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Another victim of COVID.
The iconic TV and radio broadcaster Larry King, who interviewed anyone worth interviewing over a career spanning six decades, died Saturday at the age of 87.The company he co-founded, Ora Media, did not state a cause of death but media reports said ...
 
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It gave us goosebumps even though we aren’t Americans. 
There is nothing excessive about a fireworks display when you’re celebrating the end of an era geared toward everything that is anti-science, anti-environment, and anti-diversity. Katy Perry’s moving performance of her 2010 hit single ‘Firework’ during President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala ...
 
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After four long years of Trump.
World leaders said they were looking forward to working with Joe Biden, the Democrat sworn in as US president on Wednesday after four turbulent years under Donald Trump.Charles Michel, president of the European Council, tweeted congratulations to both Biden and Vice President ...
 
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Trump presidency is over.
US President Donald Trump left the White House for the final time on Wednesday, heading by helicopter to a nearby military base where he will fly to Florida, skipping the inauguration of successor Joe Biden in an extraordinary break with tradition.Trump, 74, ...
 
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Actual historians tore it to shreds.
The last really big fish in a really small barrel presented for our amusement and mockery by the folks down at Camp Runamuck came on Monday when the so-called 1776 Commission released its "definitive chronicle of the American founding."The "definitive chronicle" consists of 20 ...
 
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A student leader at the time recalls.
An accord that restricts the movement of security forces at the University of the Philippines was meant to provide a safe ground for free speech, not for extremist beliefs as claimed by authorities, said a student leader who witnessed how it was crafted three decades ...
 
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It's been a year since case number one.
The Philippines breached the 500,000 COVID-19 cases milestone after confirming 1,895 infections on Sunday, roughly one year since the first confirmed case and as authorities moved to secure vaccines for its 100 million population.Of the total, 24,691 or 4.9% are active cases while a total 465,991 or 93.1% ...
 
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From City Hall to Malacañang.
If the national elections were held today, two incumbent mayors will become president and vice president—Sara Duterte-Carpio of Davao City and Isko Moreno of Manila. It's an affirmation of the political path that has been tested here and abroad: from city hall to the presidential palace.Duterte-Carpio's father, President ...
 
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Bookmark this for more updates.
Philippine local governments led by Metro Manila cities are racing to secure COVID-19 vaccines while awaiting the national immunzation rollout. While most have already set aside budgets, some have moved on to the next step of sealing deals with vaccine manufacturers to ensure that their constituents get the jab.All vaccine ...
 
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While brandishing the Conan sword, the former governor of California terminated Donald J. Trump.
Like Batman seeing the bat signal, Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican, arrived to soothe a nation in distress this morning. In a theatrical seven minute video, Schwarzenegger offered up his perspective on the past week’s events, drawing on his own personal history to ...
 
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The outspoken actor tears into Trump, saying the president will 'forever be associated with insurrection' following this week's attack on the Capitol.
The outspoken actor tears into Trump, saying the president will 'forever be associated with insurrection' following this week's attack on the Capitol.In a new interview, George Clooney says what we’ve all been thinking for the past week, and for most of the ...
 
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The Supreme Court sided with POGO operators who cited unreasonable taxation. 
In a very lopsided vote of 13 to 1, the Supreme Court justices sided with foreign-owned POGOs (Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators) as it decided to bar the Department of Finance (DoF) and its Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) from taxing the highly lucrative industry. The ...
 
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Whose tita is this?
Universe, please. It’s only Day 7 of 2021.Already, headlines have been breaking day after day about a mysterious death, illegal vaccinations, a riot in the world’s supposed democratic leader, and now… a walis tambo?In a purely surreal moment, pro-Trump rioters stormed the ...
 
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An abominable day for the American republic.
Pro-Trump supporters have stormed the U.S. Capitol building in Washington D.C. in what is being called a "surreal" moment in American history. After the Democratic party snagged the last two seats in the U.S. Senate in the runoff elections, it will now control ...
 
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Do you really want to show the world how hateful and ignorant you are?
Back in a world PSM (pre-social media), people traded insights and opinions on the news of the day only through in-person gatherings—in school, at work, at a birthday party, while waiting for the bus or jeep, at the neighborhood sari-sari store. We’d ...
 
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We have so many questions.
Senator Sherwin Gatchalian took to Twitter to share that his credit card had been hacked to pay P1 million to a merchant by the name of "Food Panda.""My credit card has just been hacked! May nag order ng P1M worth of food ...
 
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'She is a real person.'
Flight attendant Christine Dacera's death reignited debates on women, drinking and rape. She is the new rallying point for tens of thousands calling for justice, but to her friends, she is simply Ica.The 23-year-old was "more than just a headline or a cautionary tale. She ...
 
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Three suspects have made public statements.
One by one, the suspects in the death of 23-year-old flight attendant Christine Dacera have stepped forward, pleading their innocence after becoming persons of interest.Dubbed a "rape-slay" case by the Philippine National Police, Dacera’s death has caught national attention, igniting debates on ...
 
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Grande Island and Chiquita Island protect the entrance to Subic Bay. 
Grande Island and Chiquita Island in Subic Bay are allegedly being peddled to China. They bear immense strategic importance because they serve as the “guard posts” at the entrance of the bay, just like how Corregidor Island protects the whole Manila Bay. On ...
 
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It's the opposite of most governments’ policies. 
As the pandemic spreads across the world, two countries in Southeast Asia are struggling to contain it: Indonesia and the Philippines. As of this writing, the total recorded cases of COVID in Indonesia is 772,000, while in the Philippines, it is 479,000. But ...
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