November 2019

Singapore tells Facebook to correct user’s post under new ‘fake news’ law

Singapore said on Friday after a user declined a government request to do so, it had instructed Facebook to correct a post on its social media platform under a new “fake news” law. The move, coming as the Asian city-state is preparing for an election, is the first real test of a measure that came into effect last month, fueling fears that could stifle free speech and chill dissent. But

Photo of Sea Games

In the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, the Philippines took the top spot in the Division A polo tournament to advance to the gold medal round against reigning champion Malaysia. The Nationals capped their elimination run with a 6-4.5 victory over Indonesia, while on Thursday, November 28 at the Iñigo Zobel Polo Facility in Calatagan, Batangas, Malaysia handed over its first defeat of the tournament to Brunei. Gus Aguirre led the

Photo of sandigan bayan

The Sandiganbayan refused an appeal from the government to reverse the dismissal of a P1-billion civil case against the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, his wife Imelda, and their suspected dummies, the owners of the Rustan Commercial Corporation, Bienvenido Tantoco Sr. and Gliceria Tantoco. In its motion for reconsideration against the dismissal of the lawsuit, the Presidential Commission on Good Government argued that the defendants acknowledged substantive claims regarding the ungotten


Three women accused Wednesday of sexual misconduct a U.S. ambassador nominated by President Donald Trump who gave key testimony in his impeachment hearings. To Trump’s ally admits that Ukraine’s aid was tied to Biden’s investigation Gordon Sondland, the U.S. envoy to the European Union, denied the allegations, with his lawyer claiming that the accusers tried to discredit his credibility in the investigation Watergate echoes as the testimony of Trump’s lieutenant

Maja blanca

Rice cake maker Romualdo Blanco Jr wraps his Maja Blanca (coconut and corn pudding) in red ribbons, hoping to make it a staple of Noche Buena (Christmas Eve) in his province, where he developed a backyard business into a company with annual sales of P2,4 million. Five years ago, the 28-year-old father of 1 developed a P10,000 micro-entrepreneur loan into PK Maja’s Special, supplying puto and kutsinta to schools, grocery

Sea Games

Some SEA Games athletes mistook chicken sausage after hotel staff tried to tweak the processed meat with spices as a non-Halal Filipino street food, a tournament official said Wednesday after pictures of the supposed “kikiam” meal went viral. Whitewoods Convention & Leisure Hotel officials in Cavite have earlier denied that they served the usually cheap dish to national athletes, saying game organizers inspected the processed meat before it was cooked


Kammuri’s extreme tropical storm further intensified early Thursday as it continued on its way to the region, PAGASA said. Moving northwest at a speed of 10 km / h, on Sunday, Dec. 1, weather specialist Loriedin De La Cruz said Kammuri is expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR). Locally, the storm will be called Tisoy, this year’s 20th tropical cyclone to enter the country. Kammuri may affect


The poliovirus has been found in some two dozen specimens from the community, suggesting that its carriers are actively “disseminating” or spreading the disease in their populations, said the health department on Wednesday. Twenty-six of the 142 samples taken from water bodies and sewage plants tested positive for polio, of which 25 were from the National Capital Region and 1 was from Davao City. Duque again encouraged parents to have

Youth chair Cardema’s

Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema’s offer to withdraw his nomination as the party’s first candidate was approved by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) en banc. Five out of seven commissioners voted to approve Cardema’s notice of withdrawal submitted last September in a survey resolution obtained by Rappler on Tuesday, November 26. After due deliberation, the commission agreed to recognize the withdrawal of Mr. Ronald Gian L Cardema as the first

The Photo of floods

Five barangays in this city flooded heavy rains, affecting some 400 people, authorities said Tuesday. According to the City Development Office, 13 families or 40 individuals have been evacuated to the Natalio Velez Sports and Cultural Center. Land, Barangay 2, Rizal Interior, Mambulac and Guinhalaran have been inundated with heavy rains since Monday night, City Disaster Council Head Alexander Muńoz said. Mayor Mark Golez was also inspired by the flood