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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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Filipino netizens react to videos of alleged Koreans ‘disrespecting’ Philippine flag

Filipino netizens expressed disappointment over circulating videos of foreign online users who claimed to be Koreans “disrespecting” the Philippine flag.  The netizens can be seen saying “Hi Philippines, I’m Korean” at the beginning of the video and proceed to tear down, spit and stomp on an illustration of the Philippine flag.  Outraged Filipino netizens strongly […]

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‘Philippines, Province of China’ geotag becomes available on Facebook, Instagram

“Philippines is NOT a province of China.” “Philippines, Province of China” is now available as a geotag on social media platforms, sparking an outcry online. The country has been indicated as a “province of China” on Facebook and Instagram’s location for check-ins. As of writing, the said location has now over 8,000 check-ins on Facebook. […]

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Imelda Papin draws flak for participating in China-Phl unity song ‘Iisang Dagat’

Veteran singer and Camarines Sur Vice Governor Imelda Papin received flak for taking part in the Chinese Embassy’s COVID-19 tribute song titled Iisang Dagat, which is dedicated to “everyone who has contributed to the fight against the epidemic” from both China and the Philippines. The lyrics of the “mutual support” song were written by Chinese […]

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Jack Ma to donate 500,000 face masks to Phl amid COVID-19 crisis

Chinese billionaire Jack Ma continues to pour donations to countries hit by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Department of Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez announced on Thursday that the founder of e-commerce Alibaba will be donating 500,000 face masks to the Philippines to combat the spread of the new coronavirus.  “I want to personally send my […]

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Chinese woman to be deported after viral incident with Filipino delivery guy 

A Chinese woman with an expired passport and no visa will be deported back to her country after figuring in a viral incident with a Filipino delivery guy. (Read: ‘This is our country, you have to follow our rules: Pinoy defends delivery guy from ‘raging’ Chinese)  A video uploaded on Twitter showed a Filipino coming […]

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Maine Mendoza is 2019’s most tweeted about Pinoy celebrity, plus other year-end Twitter lists

2019 is about to close and as part of its year-end tradition, Twitter released lists on the most talked about celebrities, moments and trends this year. Check out who and what were the most tweeted of them all on the social media platform in 2019. Most tweeted accounts and hashtags Kapuso mainstay Maine Mendoza dominated […]

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Hero surfer Roger Casugay flag-bearer, Fair Play Athlete Award winner at SEA Games closing

Following his heroic and inspiring act, Roger Casugay, who put the life of his troubled competitor first amid their battle for gold, was chosen to be the country’s flag-bearer for Team Philippines at the SEA Games closing ceremony in New Clark City on Wednesday. The gold medalist was also named Fair Play Athlete in the […]

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Cyrille Payumo is Phl’s fifth Miss Tourism International winner

Philippines got its fifth Miss Tourism International crown after the country’s bet Cyrille Payumo was declared winner during the coronation night last Friday, November 8, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Kapampangan beauty stood out among 38 other contestants, while also claiming the Best in National Costume Award. In a congratulatory post on Facebook Mutya ng […]