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Filipino data scientists have created this interactive map to show you what natural disasters threathen where you live.
As the Philippines braces itself for the arrival of Typhoon Hangkhut, a super typhoon "of extraordinary speed, scope and severity"—right alongside news that strong storms have sprung up all around the world "seemingly overnight"—perhaps no one can be blamed for feeling as if we were receiving the ...
 
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Here's what you should know about the TRABAHO bill and what it means for our book industry.
You've probably seen the posts circulating online raising the alarm on a particular section of the TRAIN 2 bill that has just been approved by Congress. You may even have signed this petition to protest the provision.In short, the TRAIN 2 tax ...
 
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The BSP's consumer confidence index has just turned negative for the first time since President Duterte assumed office.
The overall consumer confidence index, a measure of Filipinos’ sentiment on how their households are faring financially and economically, fell to -7.1 in the third quarter of 2018 from 3.8 in the previous quarter, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP).That’s ...
 
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Using variations in price increases as a guide for your next trip to the grocery or the mall
As inflation hit fresh highs in recent months in part due to lack of cheaper rice varieties sold by the government, the Department of Agriculture suggested consumers should consider shifting to corn, or a mixture of rice and corn, as staple food. ...
 
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Shoutout to the doctor-shaming public out there.
Let's send some good vibes to the Philippine medical community after the rough couple of weeks they have had being called out yelled at for no reason just for doing their jobs really well.Earlier this month, a fresh batch of students at the UP ...
 
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On the up side, it's also great footage of the ER staff doing their jobs in the face of difficult circumstances.
In this day and age, it’s almost become a standard to resort to social media for justice. For Ramon Tulfo, the art of making sumbong is just part and parcel of his professional life—as seen on his radio show, aptly named Isumbong ...
 
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"I have lived for 93 years—some say this is already too long..."
In case you missed it, writer F. Sionil Jose caused a small uproar in the literary community over the weekend when a letter he sent to Ramon del Rosario, Jr., president and CEO of PHINMA Corporation, on the occasion of a recent visit to the ...
 
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Four tortoises, one turtle, three cockatoos, and one monkey.
Earlier today, the Avilon Wildlife Conservation Foundation reported that nine of its animals had been stolen, specifically: three red-footed tortoises, one yellow-footed tortoise, one snapping turtle, three black palm cockatoos, and one brown tufted capuchin monkey.Help us recover the stolen endangered animals by ...
 
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On Wednesday, another story about a teacher receiving aid went viral. What if we just paid our teachers more?
On Wednesday morning, CBS News tweeted, “HEARTWARMING: A teacher breaks down in tears after the mother of a student buys her a car so she can get to work every day,” followed by a heart emoji and a square, grainy video. Even if ...
 
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Like James Gunn, her old Tweets have come back to haunt her. Should she also lose her job over them?
Mocha Uson is an open book. This is partially how she's arrived at where she is today: not just a five-million-strong political force on social media, but also the Assistant Secretary of the Presidential Communications Operations Office. By relying on little else than candor, she has ...
 
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It took 13 years before we took the RH bill seriously, and eight years for Celdran to be convicted for advocating it.
The popular tour guide and historian Carlos Celdran has been given a prison sentence of three months to a year and a half, after the close of a case that has been in the works for 8 years. It’s been a long ...
 
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The legal implications of letting your car "baby-sit."
A few weeks ago, a video of a two-year-old left alone inside a vehicle went viral. Social media went wild, as expected. We'll leave the parenting lectures to the experts and the expert wannabes. We're just thankful that the toddler sustained no ...