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#ManilaBayChallenge takes over social media as netizens poke fun at ‘white sand beach’

#ManilaBayChallenge dominated social media after Filipinos flocked to Roxas Boulevard to witness Manila Bay’s “white sand beach.” A portion of Manila’s landmark tourist attraction was temporarily opened to the public over the weekend to celebrate the International Coastal Cleanup Day. For several people, it became an opportunity to take videos and selfies of the government’s […]

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In last vlog, Lloyd Cadena thanked followers for making his dreams come true

Before his shocking death, YouTube star Lloyd Cadena was able to film a vlog — released posthumously by his family — wherein he thanked followers for helping him realize his dreams. The vlogger recorded his final vlog last August 27 and passed away on September 4 due to heart attack, just a few days after […]

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#SorryToFilipinos: Korean influencers, netizens apologize to Filipinos over racism issue

Korean influencers and netizens have reached out and apologized to Filipino netizens following the #CancelKorea trend in the country.  The whole controversy started from when Korean netizens took offense with Filipina-American Tiktok star Bella Poarch’s arm tattoo that resembled Japan’s Rising Sun flag, saying the “wartime symbol” brought back memories of the Japanese occupation in […]

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Pinoy netizens trend #CancelKorea, #ApologizetoFilipinos after alleged racial slurs from Korean netizens

Hashtags #CancelKorea and #ApologizetoFilipinos have been trending for the past few days following the word war between Filipino and Korean netizens online. The tension apparently began when Korean netizens took notice of Filipina-American TikTok star Bella Poarch’s arm tattoo design that looked like the Rising Sun flag of Japan.  Bella Poarch has over 16 million […]

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YouTube star Lloyd Cadena passes away

Filipino content creator Lloyd Cadena has passed away. He was 26 years old. The death of the YouTube star was announced in a statement posted on Cadena’s Facebook page on Friday afternoon as his family requested for prayers and privacy. No other details were given. The full statement reads as follows: “It is with a heavy heart […]

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Netizens react to MTRCB’s request to regulate content on streaming platforms

On Thursday, netizens on social media expressed their strong opinions over the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board’s (MTRCB) request to the Senate to allow them to regulate movies and TV series on streaming platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and iflix.  Jonathan Presquito, the chief of the agency’s legal affairs division said they […]

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#AcademicFreezeNOW trends as students air grievances on online classes

#AcademicFreezeNOW landed the first spot on Twitter Philippines’ trending list after students on social media aired out their grievances on enduring the difficulties of online classes.  It’s been almost a month since online class commenced for a handful of students in the Philippines. As these students get their first taste of the new normal learning, […]

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Heart Evangelista flexes Sorsogon college library with ‘K-drama feels’

Heart Evangelista proudly showed off the “mala K-drama” new library of Sorsogon State College in Sorsogon City on social media. The actress wife of Sorsogon Governor Francis “Chiz” Escudero offered a glimpse of what looked like an almost-finished, multi-level library of the state-run institution, tagging her husband in her posts on Instagram and Twitter. Her […]

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Jose Mari Chan trends online as netizens gear up for the ‘Ber’ months

Singer-songwriter Jose Mari Chan is the talk of the internet as netizens gear up for the beginning of the “Ber” months, also known as the start of the country’s Christmas season. Joe Mari, as he is fondly known, turned into a Christmas icon for his Christmas in Our Hearts album and title single, which was […]

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Jay Sonza advises Arnold Clavio over Sarah Balabagan issue: ‘Speak up or simply vanish’

Former broadcaster Jay Sonza gave unsolicited advice to Kapuso newscaster Arnold Clavio who is keeping mum on Sarah Balabagan’s claim that he got her pregnant 22 years ago. Balabagan, a former OFW and now a US-based radio announcer, ended speculations about the father of her eldest child in a Facebook live last August 22. “Ang […]