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At the heart of @PhilstarNews’ viral social media jests is journalism
by Jonathan de Santos - October 1, 2021 - 12:00am
No one person is responsible for Philstar.com’s social media voice. It’s as much a product of the times as it is something that people in its small newsroom decided to adopt.
Lawmakers ask court to compel health officials to approve ivermectin vs COVID-19
by Jonathan de Santos - September 16, 2021 - 3:29pm
The Department of Health has so far said that "evidence has shown it does not give you any benefit in preventing, shortening the duration of hospitalization or the progression of your disease when you have COVI...
Up to ombudsman, which requires filer's nod, to release Duterte SALNs — Palace
by Jonathan de Santos - September 1, 2021 - 3:05pm
The Office of the Ombudsman requires notarized authorization from the filer of the SALN being requested before releasing the wealth declarations.
Chinese Embassy focuses on ship photo to dismiss reported dumping as fake
by Jonathan de Santos - July 16, 2021 - 1:11pm
It did not comment on the satellite photos that Simularity CEO Liz Derr said showed how anchored ships created chlorophyll-a blooms in Union Banks.
Government-funded 'troll farms'? Senators want closer look
by Jonathan de Santos - July 12, 2021 - 6:14pm
Senators said Congress should check government spending "used to fund misinformation and fake news that affect millions of Filipinos."
Think tank wary of Anti-Terrorism Act 'misuse' in 2022 polls
by Jonathan de Santos - July 6, 2021 - 1:28pm
"The risks of potential misuse of the ATA also grow as the 2022 elections loom, a period where the implementation of the law will not be suspended," the Institute for Autonomy and Governance said in a report.
Possible ICC probe a blow vs impunity in 'drug war' killings — rights groups
by Jonathan de Santos - June 15, 2021 - 9:36am
ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, has asked the court for permission to proceed with an investigation into alleged extrajudicial killings in the Philippines.
Duterte plays down arbitral ruling, stresses 'best' ties with China
by Jonathan de Santos - May 18, 2021 - 8:08am
Duterte said he will not waste the warm ties with Beijing, saying also that China now allows Filipino fishermen near Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal.
Terrorist designation opens assets of Sison, others to AMLC scrutiny
by Jonathan de Santos - May 13, 2021 - 10:28am
The Anti-Terrorism Act authorizes the AMLC to investigate property or funds "that are in any way related to financing of terrorism."
Duterte stresses jet ski boast was just a campaign joke
by Jonathan de Santos - May 11, 2021 - 8:40am
"Maniwala sa jet ski p**," the official transcript quotes him as saying.
CHED panel to define academic freedom, security sector role in campus life
by Jonathan de Santos - January 22, 2021 - 8:18am
"Narrowly tailoring regulation to allow the fullest articulation of speech while allowing the protection of compelling state interest is a balanced standard that we all can be guided with to bring out what is common...
Duterte: Tarlac killings not part of how cops should do their jobs
by Jonathan de Santos - December 22, 2020 - 9:11am
Nuezca, who surrendered to police in Pangasinan province, was indicted on two counts of murder on Monday and is also facing administrative cases.
Parlade scolded for threat to Liza Soberano, Catriona Gray
by Jonathan de Santos - October 22, 2020 - 2:44pm
Hontiveros told Parlade that "by silencing [these women], you are letting the violence, rape and abuse that many Filipinos experience pass." 
Taliptip: A long goodbye where the sea will soon meet the sky
by Jonathan de Santos - October 15, 2020 - 7:33am
With the franchise for the New Manila International Airport nearly a done deal, the last residents of Sitio Kinse in Barangay Taliptip consider their move inland and away from the lives they are accustomed to.
Whatever happened to: Anti-COVID motorcycle barriers
by Jonathan de Santos - October 7, 2020 - 9:15am
The motorcycle barriers are plastic shields meant to prevent COVID-19 transmission between the motorcycle driver and their passenger.
Lumad school disputes photos of 'ambush demonstration' posted by Army officer
by Jonathan de Santos - October 4, 2020 - 11:40am
"The children are acting out out how two Lumad farmers, Randell and Emel, were killed in January 2019 and how the [Armed Forces of the Philippines] harassed evacuees in August 2018," Alcadev said in a post in F...
'Upwelling' due to rain likely cause of Manila Bay fish kill — BFAR
by Jonathan de Santos - September 20, 2020 - 12:06pm
BFAR said its water quality testing found a low level of dissolved oxygen in samples collected in the area.
Why officials' false claims of being misquoted do not help anyone
by Jonathan de Santos - July 20, 2020 - 8:55pm
Media should be quick to correct and apologize for errors in reporting but should not let government officials' claims of misreporting slide if they are false, a journalism professor said.
Bangsamoro hopes for representation in Anti-Terrorism Council
by Jonathan de Santos - July 5, 2020 - 10:23am
"Rest assured that we will support the implementation of the law and commit to continue the conversation within the Bangsamoro, in our effort to provide the National Government realistic content on the ground," Ebrahim...
Pimentel: I did not delay proceedings on Makati Med incident
by Jonathan de Santos - July 1, 2020 - 3:10pm
"Clearly, the delay cannot be attributed to me," Pimentel said.
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