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(UPDATED) PLDT says current products 'will continue to function normally' on the PLDT-Smart network, while Globe says the current situation 'will not impact its network services'
It's been tough for China's LGBT community: Censors have shut down social media forums, news media have curbed coverage of gay issues, and online shops have removed rainbow-themed products
PRESS RELEASE: #EndRainbow violence is a movement that aims to increase the public's awareness on the lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer rights to promote acceptance and eliminate stigma
PRESS RELEASE: Girls from 52 schools in Manila, Cebu, and Cagayan de Oro participate in career caravans and mentoring and training sessions
The presidential palace says in a statement, 'The enemies of Afghanistan have conducted a terrorist attack'
Carlos Mayorico Caliwara had been an assistant secretary of the Department of Information and Communications Technology since January 2017
The Commission on Audit says some officials of the then-Department of Transportation and Communications failed to observe proper rules in procuring IT equipment in July 2010
Using beach trash as material, the women artists of Kataw design and create vibrant jewelry – all inspired by years of living close to the sea
PRESS RELEASE: For 2019, the 14th UP Gawad Plaridel will be given to an outstanding transmedia practitioner. The deadline for submission of nominations is on April 15, 2019, 5pm.
The Chinese release of 'Bohemian Rhapsody' censors Freddie Mercury's sexuality, removing the film's multiple gay scenes
The UN has sent a team of 10 human rights officers, a child protection officer and two crime scene investigators to the Mopti region to investigate the attack
In Manila, members of the LGBT community find acceptance through service – but how can their small victories be celebrated outside their bubble?
Ateneo de Naga University President Father Roberto Rivera SJ approves the request of transwoman Roman Giuseppe 'Emma' Bueno to wear women's clothing for their Baccalaureate Mass and graduation ceremony
The American Civil Liberties Union call the agreement a 'historic settlement' that will result in major changes to Facebook's advertising platform.
'It's important for us to stand together because it amplifies our voices,' says student government President Hyacenth Bendaña
Philippine officials want EU and Belgium to stop funding the Rural Missionaries of the Philppines, Ibon Foundation, Karapatan, and other groups saying the funds are only prolonging the communist insurgency
At a recent Safe Spaces event, UP LGBT group leader Sam Cruz urges youth voters to go for candidates who will work to eliminate gender-based discrimination
‘Government, media can’t play fast, loose with due process and rule of law,’ says the statement of journalists and media organizations on list of alleged ‘narco politicians’
(UPDATED) The tour, offered until March 29, celebrates the spirit of the 1971 Diliman Commune and serves as a tool to educate the youth amid the historical revisionism on social media
Pentagon’s Defense Intelligence Agency report in January is an eye-opener and shows what China is capable of doing in the South China Sea
The delay is met with dismay by Kenya's LGBT community and their allies, who have been anxiously awaiting a ruling on the petition, which was filed 3 years ago
Congress is currently on break until May 19 and only has a window from May 20 to June 7 to work on Mislatel's franchise issues
(UPDATED) PCOO officials are traveling to Brussels, Bosnia, and Switzerland to talk about Maria Ressa's arrest, but senators ask why taxpayers' money should be spent on this 'caravan'
The 5 lesbian and 8 gay couples involved will file lawsuits across the country seeking damages of one million yen ($9000) a person for being denied the same legal rights as heterosexual couples
The researchers caution that their success is only a first step and that 'serious technical barriers and complex ethical issues' remain before the process could be used for human organs
For some LGBT leaders in Tondo, public service is the only way to gain acceptance and respect
The government is banking on volunteers and modern technology to clean Manila Bay
This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world
'We need to recognize how social networks, on the one hand, help us to better connect, rediscover, and assist one another, but on the other, lend themselves to the manipulation of personal data,' says Pope Francis
This constant roar of the river of chat within us that rises to the surface and comes out as 'small talk' seems to be one of the most striking traits that define us as humans
Ramon Songayab reports to Baguio City police that he and his wife were attacked by several men last December 22
It is known that zebras get bitten far less than animals with a single fur color, so a team of researchers decided to see if the light stripes painted on humans would have a similar deterrent effect
'People want more local news, and local newsrooms are looking for more support. That's why today we're announcing an expanded effort around local news in the years ahead,' says Campbell Brown, Facebook's vice president in charge of global news partnerships in a blog post.
The Department of Information and Communications Technology reminds the Department of Foreign Affairs to comply with cybersecurity provisions
Senator Gringo Honasan's appointment as DICT Secretary faces two legal obstacles
'When one steps up to the challenge and others pledge their help, we can put smiles in the faces of the children,' says Mover Dandreb Arro
Internet access is cut on Monday afternoon for an indefinite period on the orders of the government, says internet operator Global
Mocha Uson, Imelda Marcos, and the revocation of Rappler's license to operate are among the most talked about issues on social media in the Philippines in 2018
Some of the extraordinary moments from ordinary citizens that brought communities together
A transwoman broke LGBT barriers by competing in an international beauty pageant. So why are some gay men so upset?
Let's look back at some of the stories that renewed hope and inspired Filipinos in 2018
The actor portrays an elderly gay man in the upcoming film 'Rainbow's Sunset'
As online disinformation becomes widespread, media groups collaborate toward fighting disinformation, improving media literacy, and protecting press freedom
What the Supreme Court may consider is putting together a pool of lawyers it deems qualified to provide legal assistance to indigent litigants and, in specific cases, let the courts require these lawyers to handle specific cases pro bono
Hangga’t ang angal ng karamihan sa atin ay pang-hashtag, meme, o status lang sa social media, hindi aaksiyunan ng mga pulitiko ang lahat ng ilegal sa kalsada
The memorandum order provides telco subscribers with the option to switch among compatible service providers after initial lock-in period has been completed
Kadaiyahan is the Visayan word for diversity and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) community
DepEd says the decision to close down the Salugpongan community learning center in Talaingod, Davao del Norte, was made by the community council
The first Kadaiyahan Festival in Cagayan de Oro city will run from December 5 to 10