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U.S. President Trump hosts roundtable discussion on border security at White House in Washington

As shutdown lingers, Pelosi pushes Trump to delay State of Union speech

WASHINGTON — With the partial U.S. government shutdown now in its 26th day, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday urged President Donald Trump to reschedule his...
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Reddit forum closed over inappropriate content against women

A community on Reddit containing lewd remarks on photos of Filipino women was taken down due to violation of the platform’s policies and invasion...
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Facebook brings stricter ads rules to countries with big 2019 votes

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook Inc told Reuters on Tuesday that it would extend some of its political advertising rules and tools for curbing election interference...
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US, Britain conduct first joint drills in contested South China Sea

TOKYO — The United States and Britain have conducted their first joint naval drills in the disputed South China Sea since China built island...
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The sun is always shining on a Jose Rizal monument in the world

A picture of Philippine national hero Jose Rizal's bronze statue in Rome, Italy recently emerged on social media, prompting a look at how the...
Passport controversy Interaksyon

DFA officially removes birth certificate requirement for passport renewals

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. signed an order yesterday that made official one of his tweets saying the submission of birth certificates for...
Pro-Brexit and anti-Brexit protesters demonstrate outside the Houses of Parliament in London

Brexit bedlam: May’s EU divorce deal crushed by 230 votes in parliament

LONDON — British lawmakers defeated Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit divorce deal by a crushing margin on Tuesday, triggering political chaos that could lead to a...
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Filipinos still trust United States despite Duterte’s tirades and foreign policy shift

The United States emerged as the most trusted country among Filipinos for the past two years despite President Rodrigo Duterte's foreign policy shift towards...
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Singapore urged to fix rules on hiring domestic workers to stop forced labor

SINGAPORE — Singapore must overhaul its rules and systems for the hiring of foreign domestic workers to put a stop to forced labor in the...
Oscar Albayalde Interaksyon

Student groups decry alleged harassment by military

Members of Anakbayan and the National Union of Students of the Philippines were allegedly being hunted down by members of the military after a...
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Fil-Am director ‘proud’ to feature Filipino characters in Pixar short film

Another Pixar employee with Filipino roots made Pinoys proud when he created a short film under the acclaimed animation studio featuring half-Filipino lead characters. Story...
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Global auto leaders urge Trump administration to end trade turmoil

DETROIT — Auto executives gathered in Detroit on Monday called on the Trump administration and Congress to resolve trade disputes, and end the government...
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Visprint, publisher of Filipino talent, announces final chapters of story

Filipino publishing company Visprint, Inc. appealed for the public to continue supporting local authors and comic book artists and writers after it announced that...
Marriage Interaksyon

Friends of newlyweds who died in Maldives seek funding to bring them home

Friends of a married couple who drowned during a honeymoon trip in Maldives are appealing for donations to help them bring their remains back...
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New app locates nearest comfort room with bidet in case of emergencies

A Filipino created a smartphone application that helps individuals find the nearest comfort room which has a bidet shower in case nature calls in...
Foreign Affairs Teddy Locsin Jr. Interaksyon

Making sense of DFA’s passport data theft controversy

The claim of passport data theft that Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro “Teddy Boy” Locsin Jr. revealed on Twitter raised concerns over the government’s lack...
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Old plastic wrappers discovered in closed landfill spark concern

Concerns about plastic waste re-emerged when a social media user found out that wrappers of food and basic household necessities remain physically intact years...
Telecommuting Act Interaksyon

The pros and cons of telecommuting or the work-from-home arrangement in the Philippines

The work-from-home program of the private sector will now be regulated by virtue of the recently signed Republic Act No. 11165 or the Telecommuting...

Indonesia’s plans to regulate ride-hailing rates threaten Grab, Go-Jek models

JAKARTA — Indonesia is preparing to launch regulations fixing the rates drivers and riders for ride-hailing services such as Grab and Go-Jek receive, two...

What you need to know about the Telecommuting Act

President Duterte signed Republic Act 11165 or Telecommuting Act which institutionalizes remote working for employees in the private sector. Besides the convenience of working at...