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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
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the annual Society of Publishers in Asia Awards
Of course, we've only had a go at it twice. But with the untold losses we've suffered with each failure, how can we afford another?
I think that cutting down is done in order to make a little more room in our hearts for one another, and also maybe a little more room for God
Dubbed as 'A Grey Journey,' the photo exhibit of Father Vladimir Echalas is open at Ayala Mall, Legazpi City, until March 31
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says at least 60 people in the besieged rebel enclave are left struggling to breathe after air strikes and barrel bombs hit the towns of Saqba and Hammuriyeh
Researchers say in life-or-death battles with ants that invade their nests and eat their friends, termite fighters have adopted a military strategy very unlike that of humans
Filipino students win 14 gold, 25 silver and 33 bronze medals, 11 merit awards and 4 special prizes
Promoting agriculture, students from the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) bag the 2018 Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) Award
PRESS RELEASE: From February 28 to March 2, ASEANnale 2018 will bring together academics, experts, filmmakers, multimedia artists, and scholars, who will celebrate the unique ASEAN perspectives and narratives
The actor vies for the Supporting Actor title against actors like Armie Hammer and Willem Dafoe
Meanwhile, the UST Journalism Society calls for the revocation of the Palace assistant secretary's Thomasian Alumni Award for Government Service
The figure is a record high since the SWS started the New Year survey in 2000
Ex-DOH chief Janette Garin explains why she did not heed the warning of several public health experts regarding the now-suspended dengue vaccination program that she had launched
Instead of worrying, doctors urge parents and even health practitioners to use this 'opportunity' to raise awareness on dengue
Award-winning journalist Julie Posetti talks to Rappler about the kinds of online harassment faced by women journalists worldwide
Internet expert Samantha Bradshaw shares with Rappler the importance of net neutrality and why practices such as sponsored data are harming it.
'An important element of the discussions is to really strengthen the solidarity of the peoples among Southeast Asia'
ASEAN civil society groups say that the protection of human rights in the region is 'inadequate'
'ASEAN is not a safe place for human rights activists and defenders, journalists, and people who have been progressive and modernizing ideas,' says the steering committee of the ASEAN Civil Society Conference to be held in Manila
'We will not forget the evil that has come upon us,' seminarians of the Jesuit-run San Jose Seminary say in a statement on All Souls' Day
The existence of the gassy giant challenges long-standing theories that says such a big planet – about the size of Jupiter – cannot be formed around a star so small
American financier George Soros transfers $18 billion to his foundation, which works to promote democracy, human rights and freedom of the press
Bermacam problematika menyertai pemberlakuan bayar tol dengan e-money. Mulai dari kehabisan saldo di jalan, pembebanan biaya administrasi, hingga ‘tongtol’
(UPDATED) The former head of the Philippine Jesuits, Father Romeo Intengan, is 'dead on arrival' at the Quirino Hospital a week before his birthday
'Palawan has a lot of land, so there is definitely [a] potential to put up renewable energy here,' says National Renewable Energy Board Chairman Jose Layug
'We refuse to just watch and do nothing as the Philippines becomes a narco-state and as we lose a whole generation to narcotics,' says Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano in a speech in New York
Innovation is not just about creating something totally new but also building around existing ideas and improving on them.