Rappler asks SC to junk Calida petition vs fact-checking deal with Comelec

In its comment filed with the High Court, Rappler insists that contrary to Calida’s claim, fact-checking is not tantamount to prior restraint because it checks statements already published and disseminated MANILA, Philippines – News organization Rappler urged the Supreme Court on Monday, April 11, to dismiss and “not to glorify” the petition by the Office … Read more

Isko asks Bicolanos to spare votes for him, harks back to Naga-born Raul Roco

MANILA, Philippines – Manila Mayor and presidential bet Isko Moreno was heartened that enthusiastic crowds still gathered in public to see him even in Bicolandia, bailiwick of Vice President Leni Robredo, one of his rivals for Malacañang. In a three-day swing in the southern region with nearly four million registered voters, Moreno promised infrastructure projects … Read more

Ukraine President Zelensky asks US Congress to help ‘protect our skies’

‘Russia has turned the Ukrainian sky into a source of death,’ Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky tells a meeting of the US House of Representatives and Senate. ‘I need to protect our skies.’ WASHINGTON, DC, USA – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday urged the US Congress to provide more weapons to help his country fight … Read more

As UST Growling Tigers rebuild, new coach Manansala asks for patience

MANILA, Philippines – One can argue the UST men’s basketball program was the busiest compared to its contemporary universities in the two and a half years the UAAP was sidelined by COVID-19. When the collegiate sports league last operated in 2019, the Tigers prospered in their second year under controversial but successful head coach Aldin … Read more