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The barriers required by the national government’s lockdown implementers raise serious concerns for their safety and effectiveness in containing the coronavirus
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
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
In their tweets, Filipino netizens empathized with ABS-CBN employees whose jobs are further threatened by fresh attempts to close their subsidiaries
The study in question predicted that coronavirus cases could shoot to 40,000 by the end of June
Duterte’s fourth year in office is arguably his most controversial yet, as he earned the ire of many Filipinos on social media
(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’
(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
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
#JunkTerrorBill tops Twitter trends as Filipinos online criticize the dangerous provisions of the anti-terror bill
'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
'Bold of you to assume everyone's salaries are enough to sustain a family in this pandemic,' one netizen tells Senator Cynthia Villar
'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.
This comes after policemen celebrated the birthday of Metro Manila police chief Debold Sinas, violating several quarantine guidelines
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
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.
Netizens say the move is a clear attack on press freedom
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
‘It is insensitive to anyone experiencing mental health problems when they oftentimes feel like a burden to those around them,’ one netizen says
'I, as a citizen, no longer feel safe in my own country,' says one netizen
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
This comes after the Department of Social Welfare and Development announced persons or groups soliciting donations should first secure necessary permits
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
‘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
This comes after the President addressed the nation after Filipinos protested against lack of resources
President Rodrigo Duterte's pre-recorded address, which was supposed to air at 4 pm, is broadcast 7 hours past the original schedule
(UPDATED) The senator's name rises to the top of Twitter Philippines' trends list as citizens call for his resignation and arrest
The hashtag trends as lawmakers approve a bill granting President Duterte special powers
Netizens point out how local governments have implemented measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus without resorting to the use of emergency powers
This comes after the Department of Health said there was ‘no need’ for mass testing now
From expressing support for the government's efforts to criticism of implementing agencies, here are some reactions to the metro-wide lockdown
(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
Check out some of the adorable (and highly relatable) tweets from 'Adorable Home' players!
‘Behold this President, his personal issues over [the] nation’s welfare,’ one netizen says
One Twitter user says, 'Mas iniintindi ng pamahalaan ang mga kritiko nito kaysa sa kalagayan at nangyayari sa bansa'
Soon after the memorandum drew flak online, Adamson University apologizes to the public for the 'misimpression it may have created'
One netizen points out how China would have issued a travel ban to the Philippines had it been the other way around
'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
'Stupidity is blaming a scientific institution for failure in doing the impossible: predicting volcanic eruptions,' one netizen says
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
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
Filipinos online praise Angkas bikers for being kind, helpful, and polite, and express anger at the government's decision to cut down Angkas' fleet
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
The Philippines' richest senator comes under fire after wondering aloud why Filipinos still love the expensive galunggong
'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
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
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