‘Saddest one million record’: How netizens reacted after Philippines COVID-19 tally exceeds 1 million-mark

The Philippines broke another record in Southeast Asia as its total count of confirmed COVID-19 cases breached the one-millionth mark. Experts said there has been a decrease in the daily COVID-19 infections on Metro Manila last week following the reimposition of the modified enhanced community quarantine. However, the numbers are still high compared with what the country reported before March. …

Five Philippine universities enter THE Impact Rankings

Five universities from the Philippines made it to this year’s Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, which measure sustainability efforts of universities worldwide. The rankings assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals – a collection of 17 global goals designed to be a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.” The Ateneo de Manila University …

Vendor warms Filipinos’ hearts with selfless acts amid community pantry initiatives

Elmer Sarenas Leal, a seller of sorbetes or Filipino ice cream, went viral after Facebook user Melynn Alipio Limjap shared his initiative on social media. Limjap initially thought Sarenas went to the Barangay 136 Pasay Community Pantry to sell his goods. She was surprised when the vendor offered the ice cream for free. She shared, “Nakakataba ng puso. Kahit alam …

House-to-house COVID-19 test, isusulong ng DOH

Isinusulong ngayon ng Department of Health ang “house-to-house swab testing” para sa COVID-19 sa tulong ng mga lokal na pamahalaan para mas maging epektibo ang ginagawang testing ng pamahalaan. Sinabi ni Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire na ito ay para malaman talaga ang tunay na istatus ng impeksiyon sa bansa kahit na “asymptomatic o symptomatic” ang mga kaso. Ayon kay …

10-15 milyong doses ng bakuna inaasahan sa Mayo at Hunyo

Tinatayang 10 hanggang 15 milyong doses ng bakuna ang darating sa Pilipinas sa Mayo at Hunyo sa pagtatag ng produksyon ng bakuna ng mga internasyunal drug makers, ayon kay National Task Force Against COVID-19 head Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. Sa tantiya ng opisyal, maaaring makakuha ang Pilipinas ng mula 10 hanggang 15 milyong doses ng bakuna buhat sa COVAX Facility …

Kalidad ng distance learning pinatututukan

Pinatututukan ni Senador Sherwin Gatchalian sa Department of Education ang kalidad ng distance learning matapos lumabas sa pinakahuling survey ng Pulse Asia na wala pang kalahati sa bilang ng mga magulang o mga guardians ang nagsabing natututo ang kanilang mga anak o inaalagaan na nag-aaral sa basic education. Sa survey ng Pulse Asia sa mga magulang mula Pebrero 22 hanggang …

Pagkuha ng PNP clearance para sa transaksiyon sa DOLE, binira

Kinontra ni Senador Joel Villanueva ang panukala ni Philippine National Police chief General Debold Sinas na pagkuha ng clearance sa pulisya bago magkaroon ng transaksiyon sa Department of Labor and Employment. Kinuwestyon ni Villanueva kung bakit kailangan pang magkaroon ng “gate pass” para makapunta sa DOLE. Sinabi ni Villanueva, chair ng Senate labor committee, na ang panukala ng PNP ay …

Maria Ressa wins UN press prize

The UN’s cultural agency awarded its annual press freedom prize to Philippine journalist Maria Ressa whose reporting made her a target of her country’s judiciary and online hate campaigns. Ressa, former Asia lead investigative reporter for CNN and head of ABS-CBN News, now manages news website Rappler whose reporting has attracted the wrath of President Rodrigo Duterte. Time magazine’s Person …

Filipino fans express excitement over BTS meal through hilarious memes

Filipino fans of Korean pop group BTS shared various hilarious memes online following their collaboration with McDonald’s.The global fast food chain made the announcement on social media on April 19 with a creative graphic of its iconic French fries in the shape of BTS’ logo. BTS fans, collectively called ARMYs, in the Philippines had a field day on social media …