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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'

#SEAGamesFail: Netizens embarrassed by Philippines' SEA Games hosting

Nov 25, 2019 - 2:55 PM

Concerns about the Philippines' hosting flood social media, following viral posts about athletes encountering logistical mishaps

Policy reforms pushed to address 'teacher-shaming' after Tulfo episode

Nov 23, 2019 - 2:41 PM

One of the recommendations of Teachers' Dignity Coalition is to ensure that all schools have registered guidance counselors with higher salaries

TEACHERS WELFARE. The rights of teachers are raised as an episode of Raffy Tulfo in action forces a teacher to agree to have her license revoked on air. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Raffy Tulfo in hot water after persuading teacher to have license revoked

Nov 23, 2019 - 8:14 AM

'I hope people would realize that there is no such thing as Tulfo justice,' tweets one netizen

On what grounds? Netizens weigh in on Duterte’s vaping ban

Nov 21, 2019 - 9:08 PM

'Not a fan of vaping, but whatever happened to due process?' one netizen writes

She didn't get the crown, but Patch’s final speech wins Filipino fans over

Nov 12, 2019 - 7:55 PM

'Even without the crown, Patch was able to use the Miss International platform to deliver her message,' tweets one netizen

Easier said than done? Netizens discuss Duterte’s idea to ban single-use plastics

Nov 08, 2019 - 4:29 PM

‘That is good, if he decides to be serious about it,’ one netizen writes

Online, it's hard to keep up with the Barrettos

Oct 22, 2019 - 10:17 PM

'Do you believe her?' one social media user asks

#ProclaimTheRealVP: Netizens weigh in on Marcos vs Robredo poll protest

Oct 15, 2019 - 10:57 AM

Supporters of Vice President Leni Robredo and ex-senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr clash online after Supreme Court delays its decision on Marcos' protest against Robredo

Panelo didn't experience real commuter struggle, netizens say

Oct 11, 2019 - 12:11 PM

(UPDATED) Panelo receives special treatment from policemen and traffic enforcers during his nearly-4-hour commute from Marikina to Malacañang

‘Wala daw crisis?’: Netizens slam government's denial of transpo problem

Oct 11, 2019 - 10:05 AM

‘Teka lang, bakit may solusyon siya kung wala namang problema?’ one netizen asks

Do it every day! Netizens react to Panelo’s planned commute

Oct 10, 2019 - 2:37 PM

Without special preparation and treatment, will Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo survive the long lines, hours of waiting, and horrendous traffic that commuters endure every day?

Sparing the rod: Netizens debate physical punishment at home

Oct 02, 2019 - 8:37 PM

'A little spanking here and there is necessary if it's called for,' admits one commenter

‘This gov’t is good at recycling garbage’: Netizens slam Mocha Uson's OWWA appointment

Sep 30, 2019 - 3:55 PM

What do you think of the Duterte administration's move to bring Mocha Uson back to government?

Hazing as torture: Netizens cry for #JusticeForDarwin

Sep 26, 2019 - 11:19 AM

In light of the death of PMA Cadet Darwin Dormitorio, netizens debate on 'murderous tradition' of hazing

Dela Rosa slammed for vaccine remark: ‘Hindi comedy bar ang Senado!’

Sep 25, 2019 - 11:10 PM

'Are drug wars created so that you, the PNP, and your backers can make money too?' asks one netizen

'People fall in love, people fall out of love:' Netizens debate divorce

Sep 17, 2019 - 11:32 PM

As the Senate continues to hear 3 divorce bills, Filipinos online weigh in on legalizing divorce in the country

‘How about according to zodiac sign?’: Netizens mock ‘brand coding’ traffic scheme

Sep 03, 2019 - 2:33 PM

Commuters brands the traffic schemes considered by the MMDA as 'band-aid' solutions, especially when the public transport system remains a mess

‘This is not about your father:’ Netizens slam Imee Marcos for Heroes’ Day message

Aug 27, 2019 - 6:40 PM

Do you think a formal declaration is needed for someone to be recognized as a hero?

Mandatory ROTC? Fix K to 12 program first, netizens say

Aug 22, 2019 - 10:00 PM

Do you agree with lawmakers that making ROTC mandatory would instill a sense of nationalism and patriotism into the Filipino youth?

Is the Filipino worth dying for? Netizens weigh in on Ninoy's famous quote

Aug 21, 2019 - 6:13 PM

Do you think that Ninoy Aquino's fight for freedom was in vain, or is the fight not yet over?

After MMDA’s faulty policy, netizens suggest ‘solutions’ to Metro Manila traffic

Aug 10, 2019 - 8:28 PM

Following the crisis faced by commuters, we took the question online: How then should MMDA solve Metro Manila’s traffic problem?

Class divide: Filipinos slam MMDA for ‘anti-poor’ EDSA policy

Aug 07, 2019 - 9:38 PM

(UPDATED) MMDA traffic chief Bong Nebrija says the problem lies with the lack of discipline among bus drivers who swerve lanes, causing traffic buildup

Grab slammed for 'normalizing' cheating

Jul 23, 2019 - 6:07 PM

(UPDATED) After receiving backlash online, Grab Philippines says they will reach out to the female celebrities to extend their apologies

Filipinos on Independence Day 2019: 'We’re far from free'

Jun 12, 2019 - 8:30 PM

Are we – as individuals, as a people, and as a nation – truly free? Netizens don't seem to think so.