Balanced News, Fearless Views. Updates on and from the Philippines. Smartphone Tablet Chat

2874457 followers  •  1874 follow  •    •

Zaldy Ampatuan, one of the principal accused in the 2009 Maguindanao massacre was rushed to hospital, the BJMP said. | @katrinahallare 

Hindi kita pipigilan, sis, char. ☺ Note: National Slap Your Annoying Coworker Day is an unofficial novelty holiday. 🙏🏼

tweet picture

An activist doctor and professor has received death threats after he joined a protest rally demanding an augmentation for the budget of the PGH. | @dygalvezINQ 

Hong Kong authorities are set to formally withdraw an unpopular extradition bill that sparked months of chaotic protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. | @AP 

Monica Lewinsky is making her comeback to the media limelight as a TV producer. | @AP 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau begins his second term facing an increasingly divided Parliament and country. | @AP 

United States outlets are reporting that a pilot of the thriller has been ordered for the adaptation of Sally Hepworth’s novel “The Mother-in-Law." | @AFP 

Food insecurity in North Korea “is at an alarming level,” with nearly half the population undernourished. | @AP 

Saguisag continued to honor Pimentel, whom he described as someone “totally focused” on doing “selfless” work. | @CMRamosINQ 

A 6-year-old black Labrador became an unlikely hero after warning its owners, that their house was on fire, giving them enough time to escape. | @RArcadioINQ 


Seven is a magic number for BTS. Yet for the seven-member Korean superstars, the seven tracks in their latest album, “Map of the Soul: Persona,” are more than the sum of its parts.

BTS @BTS_twt ) is Guinness World Record holder for 2018 | @NadieINQ 

The teaser shows Halsey closing an old-fashioned movie theater’s ticketing booth before walking past the seven members clad in pink ensembles. |

K-pop group BTS’ J-Hope releases first mixtape, breaks records