‘Shopee’ trends on Twitter after Toni Gonzaga becomes its new endorser  

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 09/29/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Online shopping app Shopee on Thursday revealed its newest ambassador, TV host and actress Toni Gonzaga, a move that was put under a firestorm of criticism most especially on Twitter. The topic “Shopee” and…

How misinformation derails free speech

Adrian Monck - @inquirerdotnet 08/06/2022

Own nothing, be happy. You might have heard the phrase. It started life as a screenshot, culled from the internet by an anonymous antisemitic account on the image board 4chan. “Own nothing, be happy—The Jew World Order…

Man, 19, accused of offering and selling sex videos, nabbed in Cebu City

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 08/01/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 19-year-old man, who was arrested for allegedly promoting and selling of self-produced videos of himself performing sexual acts to various male victims, including minors, underwent an inquest proceeding today, August 1, 2022.…

Twitter’s future uncertain as it faces messy breakup with Musk

Agence France Presse 07/10/2022

SAN FRANCISCO, California — Courted and then jilted by the world’s richest person, Twitter looks well positioned to win a court battle with Elon Musk over a $1 billion breakup fee and more — but the company will…

Netizens offer prayers and words of encouragement for Kris Aquino via tweets

Doris Mondragon - Social Media Specialist 05/16/2022

CEBU, Philippines—Kris Aquino topped the trending list of topics on Twitter Philippines on Monday, May 16, 2022, after updating fans and followers about her recent health situation.  On Monday, she took to her Instagram page to clarify…

Twitter CEO tells employees company is in the dark over future under Musk

Reuters 04/26/2022

Twitter Chief Executive Parag Agrawal told employees on Monday that the future of the social media firm is uncertain after the deal to be taken private under billionaire Elon Musk closes. He was speaking to a town…

Twitter says working on edit button for tweets

Reuters 04/06/2022

Twitter Inc said on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, it has been working on an edit button since last year and will test the feature with select Twitter Blue members in coming months. Twitter said in a tweet…

Demand for passports surges anew

Donna Pazzibugan 03/07/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Sunday fended off complaints by netizens over the continued lack of passport appointment slots from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). His fellow Twitter users showed him several social media…

The new gatekeepers of information

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 12/12/2021

Every morning, as I begin my day with a cup of coffee, I take a quick glance at the three freshly-delivered newspapers on the dining table. Scanning the headlines, I always wonder how editors decide which news…

Karen Davila and her viral blooper

Doris Mondragon - Content Specialist 10/13/2021

DALAGUETE, Philippines—TV news anchor Karen Davila has made her comeback to  ANC’s news program TV Patrol with a viral blooper.  The hashtag Karen Davila is trending on Twitter Philippines Wednesday, October 13, 2021, after her “unbothered” reaction after a…

Nadine supports VP Leni, trends on Twitter

Doris Mondragon - Content Specialist 10/08/2021

DALAGUETE, Philippines—Nadine Lustre is once again trending on Twitter.   But this time, the Twitter world was abuzz after Nadine showed support to Vice President Leni Robredo who will run for President in the 2022 elections.  Nadine…

Eraserhead sound check! When will the Eheads reunion happen?

Doris Mondragon - Content Specialist 10/07/2021

DALAGUETE, Philippines—Filipino rock band Eraserheads is trending on Twitter Philippines after Vice President Leni Robredo announced today, October 7, 2021, her plans for presidential race in the 2020 elections.  Fans of the band are now calling on…

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