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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.

‘Where’s the credibility, Comelec?’

Jun 04, 2019 - 8:02 PM

Filipinos react to the Commission on Elections' decision approving the last-minute bid of Ronald Cardema to become a party-list nominee

Netizens slam SC ruling to make Filipino, Panitikan optional in college

May 28, 2019 - 1:31 PM

'Ito ang mga kaluluwa ng ating pagkakakilanlan,' says a netizen who joined others on social media in slamming the High Court’s decision to make Filipino and Panitikan optional in college

As #LoveWins in Taiwan, Filipinos weigh in on same-sex marriage in PH

May 18, 2019 - 3:46 PM

Is predominantly Catholic Philippines ready for same-sex marriage?

'Disappointed but not surprised': Filipinos react to initial election results

May 14, 2019 - 3:37 PM

Netizens are frustrated over the partial, unofficial results of the senatorial elections

Netizens ask Malacañang: What's the obsession with matrices?

May 10, 2019 - 8:46 PM

Netizens poke fun at the latest matrix released by Malacañang

Netizens vow to #HoldTheLine as Maria Ressa arrested again

Mar 29, 2019 - 10:52 AM

On Twitter, hashtags #HoldTheLine and #DefendPressFreedom quickly trend as netizens slam the second arrest of Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa

'Traitor to youth': Groups slam NYC chief’s proposal vs 'anti-government' scholars

Feb 20, 2019 - 4:43 PM

(UPDATED) The National Union of Students of the Philippines says National Youth Commission Chairman Ronald Cardema should resign for making such a proposal

After Maria Ressa's arrest, netizens decry 'desperate move to silence' press

Feb 14, 2019 - 12:34 AM

The arrest triggers an outpouring of comments from netizens lambasting the move as a desperate effort to silence critics and intimidate the press

Bottled-up emotions: Netizens slam liquids ban in train stations

Feb 08, 2019 - 10:37 AM

'Are tears banned too?' an irate netizen asks Metro Manila's train officials

Why target kids? Jail corrupt officials first, netizens tell lawmakers

Jan 22, 2019 - 10:24 AM

Netizens believe that jail is not the place for 9-year-old children to learn from their mistakes

Netizens rage over Cove Manila's balloon drop world record attempt

Dec 29, 2018 - 7:22 PM

According to the Guinness World Records website, record managers no longer monitor attempts which are detrimental to the environment

‘Uncivilized, undisciplined’: Netizens bash littering visitors in Luneta

Dec 26, 2018 - 7:38 PM

There was a lot of trash talk when netizens found out about the garbage in Luneta on Christmas Day

Luneta photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

#NeverTolerateBullying: Netizens demand swift action from Ateneo

Dec 21, 2018 - 12:09 PM

How do you think should the academic institution address this bullying incident?

‘Problematic, romanticized:' Netizens hit Catriona Gray’s winning answer

Dec 17, 2018 - 7:14 PM

Did Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray ‘romanticize’ poverty in her winning answer?

She didn't win the crown, but Spain’s Angela Ponce captivates netizens

Dec 17, 2018 - 1:20 PM

Netizens celebrate Angela Ponce's stint at the Miss Universe pageant

'On what grounds?' Netizens question martial law extension in Mindanao

Dec 13, 2018 - 11:44 AM

Restricting 'the freedom of many because of the radical minds of [a] few is too much,' says one Mindanaoan

'How to get away with plunder': Netizens blast Revilla’s acquittal with memes

Dec 12, 2018 - 3:53 PM

While Bong Revilla praises the verdict on him, netizens say it's one amazing story!

'Fighting till the end': Netizens laud UP Maroons despite Game 2 loss

Dec 05, 2018 - 7:54 PM

Many posts express great pride in the Maroons for coming so far after so long and instilling hope in the UP community

'Exempted no more:' Twitter explodes as U.P. reaches 2018 UAAP Finals

Nov 28, 2018 - 7:54 PM

Just two weeks after the UP Fighting Maroons booked their first UAAP Final Four appearance in 21 years, here's another historic feat that deserves to be celebrated

Netizens angered by PNP double standard towards Imelda Marcos

Nov 14, 2018 - 4:35 PM

The stark contrast between how PNP is handling the former first lady's case and other recent controversial arrest cases did not escape the attention of many Filipino netizens

Netizens do a spit take over Duterte's 'laway mo, kunin ko' statement

Oct 28, 2018 - 5:00 PM

There is also online clamor for senatorial bet Pia Cayetano to respond to President Rodrigo Duterte's misogynistic remarks

'Nakakagalit, nakakagimbal': Netizens decry death of 9 farmers in Negros Occidental

Oct 22, 2018 - 2:37 PM

This is the eighth recorded incident of farmers being killed under Duterte's administration

Twitter war erupts over Angkas drivers supporting Bong Go

Oct 16, 2018 - 2:55 PM

Would you stop using a company's products or services if they become affiliated with a politician or political stance?

Mocha resigned? Netizens doubt it's her last act

Oct 03, 2018 - 2:14 PM

Speculations on why the controversial ex-communications official stepped down flood Twitter

Rant session? Netizens dismayed by Duterte's Q and A with Panelo

Sep 12, 2018 - 5:54 PM

Netizens express their frustration over the téte-a-téte

LOOK: Netizens poke fun at 30th SEA Games logo

Aug 20, 2018 - 6:43 PM

After drawing flak online, the organizers claim that a final version of the SEA Games logo will be released in November

RIDICULE. The proposed logo for the Philippine hosting of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games has been the subject of ridicule since it came out.


Marcos replacing Duterte? 'Not a shocker, but #NeverAgain'

Aug 16, 2018 - 5:40 PM

Although President Rodrigo Duterte's choice isn't unexpected, some Filipinos hope it wouldn't become reality

Netizens’ single cry: driver-only car ban isn’t helping

Aug 15, 2018 - 6:59 PM

Singles feel the brunt of MMDA's bandaid solution to traffic congestion in EDSA during rush hour.

Why single out singles, netizens ask MMDA

Aug 09, 2018 - 3:32 PM

Motorists take to social media in response to the MMDA's proposed ban on driver-only cars along EDSA

Netizens echo call to #BoycottNutriasia over violent protest dispersal

Jul 31, 2018 - 1:00 PM

(UPDATED) Netizens have been sharing photos of trashed condiments in response to the violent dispersal outside NutriAsia's plant in Marilao, Bulacan

Jolted netizens liken #MMShakeDrill phone alarm to 'The Purge' siren

Jul 19, 2018 - 6:11 PM

(UPDATED) 'Do not panic? Eh mas nagpanic pa ako doon sa alarm sound, muntik ko pa itapon phone ko,' says one irate netizen

Disgraceful, embarrassing: Netizens dismayed with Gilas-Australia brawl

Jul 02, 2018 - 10:34 PM

Several sports personalities and other social media users point out how disappointing the game turned out

Netizens show frustration over MVP Harden, ROY Simmons at NBA Awards

Jun 26, 2018 - 6:17 PM

James Harden wins the MVP title over LeBron James while Ben Simmons is not a 'true rookie'

CRITICIZED. 2018 ROY Ben Simmons (left) and MVP James Harden are not actually the internet's fan favorites. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP (Simmons) and Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP (Harden)

Women can’t stand threats? Netizens tell Duterte to ‘go back to the last century’

May 25, 2018 - 10:34 PM

Social media users point out that it's already 2018 and the President's 'sexist stereotyping' and misogynistic remarks are not acceptable

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Dec 25, 2017 - 8:27 PM

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Netizens ask LTFRB: How can we beat traffic without Angkas?

Nov 09, 2017 - 10:01 PM

Angkas has been widely used by its passengers as an alternative to the inefficient public transport in Metro Manila and to slip through the city's horrible traffic

Netizens ask: Why hold quake drill on martial law anniversary?

Sep 19, 2017 - 8:32 AM

(UPDATED) Political rallies are also expected to be massive, prompting President Rodrigo Duterte to suspend government work and classes in Metro Manila

#SONA2017: Drinking game, extreme close-ups, and more

Jul 24, 2017 - 6:56 PM

A roundup of this year s funniest SONA2017 tweets and reactions

'Pacquiao was robbed,' 'lawn chairs,' and other #PacHorn reactions

Jul 02, 2017 - 2:05 PM

The bloodbath between Horn and Pacquiao drew a lot of reactions on social media

WHAT? Retired NBA player and actor Samuel L. Jackson react to Manny Pacquiao's loss to Jeff Horn.  WHAT? Retired NBA player and actor Samuel L. Jackson react to Manny Pacquiao's loss to Jeff Horn.

'Thank you, PNoy': Netizens bid goodbye to Aquino

Jun 30, 2016 - 6:20 PM

Social media users pay tribute to former president Benigno Aquino III as his term ends

'Change is here': Netizens welcome #PresidentDuterte

Jun 30, 2016 - 4:50 PM

Filipinos take to social media to express their support for newly inaugurated President Rodrigo Duterte

Netizens pay tribute to graduating stars after La Salle-Ateneo UAAP Finals

Apr 30, 2016 - 7:17 PM

UAAP fans old and new take to social media to pay tribute to the graduating college volleyball stars from both Ateneo and La Salle

Cayetano, the 'Duterte whisperer'? Netizens react to forum guests

Jan 21, 2016 - 5:25 PM

Social media users also chastise other candidates for not showing up at the forum

'I see blood': Netizens on Imee Marcos cover

Oct 09, 2015 - 3:49 PM

Netizens rejoice and revolt over the Imee Marcos cover

Netizens unhappy with 2015 UAAP Cheerdance results

Oct 03, 2015 - 8:21 PM

Check out social media reactions on the 2015 UAAP Cheerdance Competition

NOT HAPPY. Netizens, even fans at the Arena, aired their dissatisfaction over the 2015 UAAP Cheerdance results on social media. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Palace defends Aquino’s speech attacking church

Jan 20, 2015 - 6:37 PM

Malacañang says President Benigno Aquino III did not intend to embarrass anyone and that his papal speech was based on the truth

CONTRASTING SPEECHES? Pope Francis stands next to Philippine president Benigno Aquino III during arrival honors at Malacanang presidential palace, Manila, Philippines, 16 January 2015. The two later delivered separate speeches tackling issues affecting Philippine society. Photo by Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA

Aquino's DAP speech: 'I don't believe I'm hearing this'

Jul 15, 2014 - 1:41 AM

Slamming the Supreme Court the President s speech fuels a mix of reactions on Facebook and Twitter

Netizens happy, skeptical after SC RH decision

Apr 08, 2014 - 4:56 PM

The RH law has been declared constitutional save for a few key provisions How are netizens taking the news?

Catholic church recommends Breaking Dawn 2; netizens react

Nov 29, 2012 - 11:53 AM

The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines film rating and classification board endorses Breaking Dawn 2 drawing criticism from social media users