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Barriers for motorcycle back riders ‘unsafe’ and ‘useless,’ say netizens

Jul 13, 2020 - 7:32 PM

The barriers required by the national government’s lockdown implementers raise serious concerns for their safety and effectiveness in containing the coronavirus

‘We will remember’: Netizens demand justice after rejection of ABS-CBN franchise

Jul 10, 2020 - 5:36 PM

Social media users called on one another to vote wisely in the 2022 elections after 70 House committee members voted against the renewal of ABS-CBN’s franchise

‘The demise of democracy’: Filipinos denounce signing of anti-terror law

Jul 03, 2020 - 7:58 PM

Many Filipinos on social media express their distress over the new law, which lawyers and human rights advocates fear the government can use to silence critics

'Kapit, kapamilya’: Netizens rally support as ABS-CBN faces new shutdown threats

Jun 30, 2020 - 8:52 PM

In their tweets, Filipino netizens empathized with ABS-CBN employees whose jobs are further threatened by fresh attempts to close their subsidiaries

Netizens mock Roque's congratulating PH for 'beating' U.P. experts' COVID-19 prediction

Jun 30, 2020 - 6:53 PM

The study in question predicted that coronavirus cases could shoot to 40,000 by the end of June

Dismay, disgust, dissent: How Filipinos online reacted to issues during Duterte’s 4th year

Jun 29, 2020 - 3:25 PM

Duterte’s fourth year in office is arguably his most controversial yet, as he earned the ire of many Filipinos on social media

‘A sad day for democracy’: Filipinos denounce guilty verdict in Rappler cyber libel case

Jun 15, 2020 - 11:23 AM

(UPDATED) Filipinos online say the conviction of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and former researcher-writer Reynaldo Santos Jr is ‘another cut to add to the thousands’

‘A painful but necessary watch’: Filipinos laud ‘A Thousand Cuts’

Jun 13, 2020 - 5:57 PM

(UPDATED) The online screening of ‘A Thousand Cuts,’ a documentary on the struggles of the free press under the Duterte administration, was met with praise all over social media

As remote enrollment begins, Filipinos debate distance learning for students

Jun 01, 2020 - 4:07 PM

Filipinos online tackle the pros and cons of enrolling students for the upcoming school year, given the alternative learning methods proposed by the Department of Education

‘Dissent is duty, not crime’: Filipinos slam anti-terrorism bill

May 29, 2020 - 9:05 PM

#JunkTerrorBill tops Twitter trends as Filipinos online criticize the dangerous provisions of the anti-terror bill

Netizens hit Marcoleta's 'distasteful' use of Kim Chiu video at ABS-CBN hearing

May 26, 2020 - 6:08 PM

'Using Kim Chiu's controversial statement to deliver your point is distasteful humor and a form of shaming that is uncalled for,' says a netizen

'Mabuhay ang 1%!' Netizens slam Cynthia Villar for remark on middle-class Filipinos

May 20, 2020 - 3:06 PM

'Bold of you to assume everyone's salaries are enough to sustain a family in this pandemic,' one netizen tells Senator Cynthia Villar

Birthday bash: Netizens gift Sinas with memes

May 13, 2020 - 6:50 PM

'Debut mo Ghorl?' Filipinos take a jab at police general Debold Sinas for celebrating his birthday with dozens of cops in a city under strict lockdown.

‘Law is law unless friends kayo:’ Netizens slam gov’t double standards

May 13, 2020 - 3:34 PM

This comes after policemen celebrated the birthday of Metro Manila police chief Debold Sinas, violating several quarantine guidelines

'Ano'ng plano?' Netizens baffled after Duterte public briefing

May 12, 2020 - 10:50 AM

After listening to President Duterte's 50-minute taped public address aired early Tuesday morning, May 12, netizens still don't know whether the ECQ in their areas will be lifted or extended after May 15

Tito Sotto trends after he abstains from voting on ABS-CBN reso

May 11, 2020 - 9:57 PM

Resolution No. 395, which asks the NTC to reconsider its cease and desist order against the network, only 'expresses' the sense of the Senate. It does not have the effect of a law.

‘Ngayon talaga?’: Netizens hit NTC's shutdown order vs ABS-CBN

May 05, 2020 - 6:31 PM

Netizens say the move is a clear attack on press freedom

Students, parents slam DepEd decision to open classes in August

May 05, 2020 - 3:09 PM

One netizen questions how the department expects students to enroll by August, when the income of a lot of families is affected by the pandemic

Taking care of mental health ‘selfish?’ Netizens slam ‘distasteful’ ABS-CBN post

May 01, 2020 - 1:38 PM

‘It is insensitive to anyone experiencing mental health problems when they oftentimes feel like a burden to those around them,’ one netizen says

Rest easy, soldier: Netizens cry #JusticeForWinstonRagos

Apr 23, 2020 - 4:17 PM

'I, as a citizen, no longer feel safe in my own country,' says one netizen

Safety first or brain rot? Netizens weigh in on proposed December resumption of classes

Apr 22, 2020 - 4:21 PM

Some netizens think it's too early to set a date for the resumption of classes in the absence of a cure for the coronavirus disease, and suggest the provision of modules to students while waiting

More red tape? Netizens debate DSWD regulation of donations

Apr 16, 2020 - 6:54 PM

This comes after the Department of Social Welfare and Development announced persons or groups soliciting donations should first secure necessary permits

Netizens debate mass promotion of students amid coronavirus pandemic

Apr 15, 2020 - 1:56 PM

The issue elicits mixed responses after the Commission on Higher Education says it is up to universities and colleges to promote all students given the outbreak

‘Walang tutol kung may tulong’: Netizens weigh in on proposed lockdown extension

Apr 06, 2020 - 7:58 PM

‘Wala naman sigurong tututol sa extended lockdown kung meron lang tuloy-tuloy na ayuda at tulong para sa mga walang trabaho,’ a Twitter user points out

Netizens slam Duterte's 'shoot to kill' order, nat'l gov't response to outbreak

Apr 02, 2020 - 1:21 PM

This comes after the President addressed the nation after Filipinos protested against lack of resources

The 'late' president? Netizens invent new timezone to adjust with Duterte

Mar 31, 2020 - 4:26 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte's pre-recorded address, which was supposed to air at 4 pm, is broadcast 7 hours past the original schedule

#KokoResign, #KokoKulong: Netizens rage vs Pimentel for breaking quarantine protocols

Mar 26, 2020 - 2:21 AM

(UPDATED) The senator's name rises to the top of Twitter Philippines' trends list as citizens call for his resignation and arrest

#Halalan2022: Vote smarter next time, frustrated netizens tell Pinoys

Mar 24, 2020 - 4:00 PM

The hashtag trends as lawmakers approve a bill granting President Duterte special powers

Netizens slam Duterte’s bid for ‘emergency powers’ in coronavirus outbreak

Mar 23, 2020 - 3:59 PM

Netizens point out how local governments have implemented measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus without resorting to the use of emergency powers

Netizens urge DOH to conduct mass testing for coronavirus

Mar 21, 2020 - 3:04 PM

This comes after the Department of Health said there was ‘no need’ for mass testing now

#MMLockdown trends in PH as netizens air confusion with implementing measures

Mar 15, 2020 - 2:57 PM

From expressing support for the government's efforts to criticism of implementing agencies, here are some reactions to the metro-wide lockdown

#SalamatUP: Netizens laud U.P. scientists for developing coronavirus test kits

Mar 11, 2020 - 8:58 PM

(UPDATED) Priced at P1,320, the kit developed by UP scientists is said to be 6 times cheaper than its foreign counterpart, which costs around P8,500

Netizens can’t get enough of new mobile game 'Adorable Home'

Feb 28, 2020 - 10:06 AM

Check out some of the adorable (and highly relatable) tweets from 'Adorable Home' players!

In whose interest? Netizens question gov't scrapping of VFA

Feb 11, 2020 - 5:22 PM

‘Behold this President, his personal issues over [the] nation’s welfare,’ one netizen says

‘Distracting from important issues’: Calida slammed online for quo warranto vs ABS-CBN

Feb 10, 2020 - 5:03 PM

One Twitter user says, 'Mas iniintindi ng pamahalaan ang mga kritiko nito kaysa sa kalagayan at nangyayari sa bansa'

Adamson University under fire for ‘racist’ safety measures vs 2019-nCoV

Feb 01, 2020 - 3:21 PM

Soon after the memorandum drew flak online, Adamson University apologizes to the public for the 'misimpression it may have created'

Filipinos slam gov't, demand China travel ban amid 1st coronavirus case in PH

Jan 30, 2020 - 8:28 PM

One netizen points out how China would have issued a travel ban to the Philippines had it been the other way around

#RIPMamba: Fans express grief for Kobe Bryant’s death online

Jan 27, 2020 - 3:08 PM

'You're the main reason why I love the Lakers and the game.' Read how the rest of local Twitter is mourning the death of The Black Mamba

Netizens defend Phivolcs amid criticisms

Jan 17, 2020 - 6:26 PM

'Stupidity is blaming a scientific institution for failure in doing the impossible: predicting volcanic eruptions,' one netizen says

Libel or harmless rant? Netizens debate Yeng Constantino’s cybercrime charge

Jan 10, 2020 - 4:45 PM

After the singer was issued an arrest warrant for cyber libel, netizens discuss the validity of the charge and if her July 2019 vlog was libelous

'Thank you sa piso': Netizens feeling 'grateful' for Grab refund

Dec 31, 2019 - 1:29 PM

'Hanggang saan aabot ang piso mo?'

Amid rumors and dubious posts, netizens call for #BoycottJoyRide

Dec 24, 2019 - 4:43 PM

Filipinos online raise eyebrows at JoyRide's introduction in the market for motorcycle taxis, given a number of suspicious posts from apparent bots and endorsers

#SaveAngkas trends worldwide: Netizens rage over plight of Angkas bikers

Dec 21, 2019 - 12:44 PM

Filipinos online praise Angkas bikers for being kind, helpful, and polite, and express anger at the government's decision to cut down Angkas' fleet

'Epal': Netizens irked with Cayetano's 'political' SEA Games 2019 closing speech

Dec 12, 2019 - 4:06 PM

As it turns out, not everybody is pleased with the speech delivered by House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano during the 2019 Southeast Asian Games closing ceremonies

Heartless! Cynthia Villar slammed for comment on galunggong prices

Dec 11, 2019 - 10:48 AM

The Philippines' richest senator comes under fire after wondering aloud why Filipinos still love the expensive galunggong

Amid dismal PISA results, netizens suggest ways to improve PH education

Dec 06, 2019 - 9:46 AM

'Minsan mas nauubos ang panahon ng mga teachers kakagawa ng paperworks at iba pang gawain kaysa sa pagtuturo. The system has to change,' says one netizen

#WeSwimAsOne trends as Filipino workers brave Typhoon Tisoy

Dec 03, 2019 - 4:33 PM

Workers who have to be on duty share funny tweets and memes about their situation while others give words of encouragement and some safety reminders

Annoyed by NDRRMC alerts about Typhoon Tisoy? Twitter users sound off

Dec 02, 2019 - 7:58 PM

You're not alone. But these alerts are helpful!

Netizens praise 'spectacular' SEA Games 2019 opening ceremonies

Nov 30, 2019 - 10:29 PM

What's your favorite moment during the 2019 Southeast Asian Games opening ceremonies?

#BeBonifacio: What if Andres Bonifacio were on Twitter in 2019?

Nov 30, 2019 - 7:45 PM

'It's Katip, not Katips'