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Filipino boxer Carlo Paalam advances to the elusive gold medal match in the Tokyo 2020 Games Thursday, August 5. Meanwhile, Eumir Marcial falls short of a finals spot in the men’s middleweight class after a split decision loss.

Desperate for COVID-19 vaccines, thousands of Filipinos troop to vaccination sites across Metro Manila early Thursday, August 5, a day before the capitol region reverts to the strictest lockdown.

Presidential hopeful Senator Panfilo Lacson devises a ‘unification formula’ against the Duterte administration for 2022. But Vice President Leni Robredo, a key figure in the opposition, rejects the idea.

A retired top editor of the Philippine Daily Inquirer slams the management’s decision to enter into what he called an ‘unprincipled’ compromise deal to settle a libel case filed by a radio broadcaster over their pork barrel scam stories.

Online learning platform Nas Academy insists their online traditional tattooing course by renowned artist Whang-Od is not a scam. –