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Britain's carmakers are ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic, with the sector already shedding more than 6,000 jobs in June 2020
PRESS RELEASE: The print copy of 'Bulawan' was launched during the celebration of the PSMO’s 50th anniversary last October 25, 2019
Father Adolfo Nicolás, former Jesuit superior general, is remembered in the Philippines as a man who 'detested clericalism in whatever form'
Parents are left with no option but to think of their own ways to alleviate their kids’ pain. On top of the disruption to kids' routines, families face mounting financial pressures and health threats.
Radiologists and medical physicists ask for further examination of an AI-powered COVID-19 diagnostic tool
Izumi Nakamitsu says Japanese children are conditioned to accept gender boundaries as a natural part of society, adding that such norms have been internalized to a highly abnormal degree in the country
The celebrity animal lover brings food and water to dogs and horses affected by the Taal Volcano eruption
Researchers estimate the coronavirus will afflict a minimum of tens of thousands of people, lasting at least several months based on the first available data
US language experts choose the neutral pronoun they over words like 'climate' and 'meme'
'It is the right thing for us to do,' and for victims of abuse it is 'important to healing,' says Erik Oland, the head of the Jesuits of Canada
Catholic priest Jose Bagadiong says basic rights are deteriorating on all fronts in the region
Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia says she wants to avoid a controversy similar to the pork barrel scam
PRESS RELEASE: The Philippine National Historical Society is holding the 40th National Conference on Local and National History
According to the researchers, the 4 techniques are a form of a broader online manipulation strategy called 'source hacking'
The US-based Society of Professional Journalists honors Ressa, Terry Anderson, Nick Ut, and Jamal Khashoggi for their courage and contribution to the profession
Qutrits carry more data through quantum teleportation – the act of transferring the state of a quantum particle over a distance without physically moving that particle
The Society of Professional Journalists honors Maria Ressa, Terry Anderson, Nick Ut, and the late Jamal Khashoggi for their 'extraordinary contribution to the profession of journalism'
The 2019 Social Good Summit in the Philippines challenges us to cut through the social media noise so we build communities of action that will help make the world a better place
A large majority of countries vote in Geneva to prohibit the transfer of elephants caught in the wild to so-called captive facilities – a practice animal protection groups have long described as 'cruel'
'The deployment of additional troops complicated the already worsening human rights situation in the areas,' says the United Methodist Church
Doctors' groups emphasize 'vector control and early consultation' as key steps to combat the ongoing national dengue epidemic
New investment in the United Kingdom's automotive industry plummets by 70% in the 1st half of 2019
Kathryn Bernardo wins Best Actress for 'The Hows of Us,' while 'Liway' wins Best Picture
(3rd UPDATE) Rappler's 7-part investigative story, 'Murder in Manila' will receive the Group B Excellence in Human Rights Reporting Award and the Group B Excellence in Investigative Reporting Award from the Society of Publishers in Asia
Rappler reporters Patricia Evangelista, Lian Buan, and Rambo Talabong with photographer Carlo Gabuco are finalists for two categories at the 2019 Society of Publishers in Asia Awards for Editorial Excellence
'A list with the names of the girls was on his door, so we knew when it was our turn...It happened every day, during his afternoon naps and the night,' says one victim
Candidates who use copyrighted music without a license can be held criminally and civilly liable, says the Filipino Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Inc
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies called the floods the 'largest disaster to hit Iran in more than 15 years'
Guimaras, a place highly dependent on marine and coastal resources, is the perfect site to investigate and demonstrate how much seagrasses contribute to fisheries in coastal communities
Thailand boasts 50 billionaires, according to the latest rich list published by China-based researchers at the Hurun Report, the ninth-most in the world and more than France, Japan and Singapore
About one million dogs are eaten a year in South Korea, often as a summertime delicacy, with the greasy red meat – invariably boiled for tenderness – believed to increase energy
Lawmakers are set on having children as young as 12 exposed to the criminal justice system. They ignore years of scientific research and evidence.
The musical, which features beloved songs from the APO Hiking Society, will be showing throughout February and March
‘These incidents point to a larger, more harmful issue at hand: the culture of impunity, derogation and moral corruption that have become inevitably associated with the fraternities on campus,’ says the UP Economics Society
The foundation says it will apply for its closure to the court 'immediately,' but insists it conducted each operation in Turkey in compliance with the country's laws
Erlinda Uy Koe's achievement has brought 'tremendous pride and great honor' to the Philippines, says Malacañang
A collision between a white dwarf and a brown dwarf would be spectacular
Named Vorombe titan – Malagasy for 'big bird' – the creature would have stood at least 10 feet tall, and had an average weight of 650 kilograms, making it the largest bird genus yet uncovered
In partnership with with National Geographic Society-Asia and Forest Foundation Philippines, National Geographic explorers, conservation changemakers, and expert storytellers will gather to discuss the theme, “Conservation Storytelling in the Digital Age.”
The Hague ruling anniversary, Duterte's 'Sorry God,' and updates on the Thai cave rescue
Mark Bautista and his castmates from the upcoming musical brings APO Hiking Society’s hits to life
Princess Ayako is the second Japanese princess in two years to announce marriage to a commoner. Under the law, she will lose her royal status upon marriage.
The findings raise a host of questions, starting with this one: What is it about an high-altitude living that makes the body shape-shift?
Southeast Asia correspondent Natashya Gutierrez's piece wins under the Excellence in Reporting on Women's Issues category of the Society of Publishers in Asia 2018 Awards for Editorial Excellence
Razan al-Najjar's death brings the toll of Gazans killed by Israeli fire since the end of March to 123
Targeted therapy involves testing tumors for clues about their genetic mutations, and matching patients with new drugs designed to block cancer's growth on a molecular level
The establishment of critical habitats is part of the 25-year strategy designed to safeguard the future of the species
This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world