Duterte vows support for business amid COVID-19, threatens telcos with expropriation during SONA

Despite ban, voices of dissent ring loud and clear

2019 SONA Promise Tracker

COVID-19 Watch


VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte negates spox; repeats wrong, unsafe claim on using gasoline as disinfectant

Contradicting his spokesman’s explanation, President Rodrigo Duterte said he was “not joking” when…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte seesaws on holding face-to-face classes

During his fifth State of the Nation Address, President Rodrigo Duterte changed his position again…

Healthy diet campaign gets boost from House bill

The campaign to promote healthy food alternatives to reduce the risk of heart disease amid the…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte claim ‘no abuses’ in Mindanao martial law FALSE

President Rodrigo Duterte’s claim that martial law in Mindanao “ended without abuses” runs contrary…


PWD Files

Accessibility, Sensitivity toward PWD commuters

Not a good day for many vulnerable voters

Evacuation centers, relief goods not PWD-inclusive

PWDs left behind in Marikina’s disaster preparedness efforts

Earth Files

Wildlife and COVID-19: What the public can do

Wildlife to COVID-19: The Real Culprits

Upside of Covid-19 pandemic- clear skies

Bats, Snakes, and Pangolins: The COVID-19 Suspects


Jo Koy: Rocking arenas with laughter

Virginia’s new poet laureate is former Baguio girl

‘Funny Girl’ revisited: Why Streisand is the all-time star

Friendships tried and true in Korea

​ Vico Sotto: A year of good governance

​ Rape and domestic violence as the silent pandemic

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