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Gretchen Diez hits stereotypes on transgender women

Gretchen Diez hits stereotypes on transgender women

Gretchen Diez hits stereotypes on transgender women
PNP shows office with gender-sensitive comfort room

PNP shows office with gender-sensitive comfort room

The Philippine National Police–Human Rights Affairs Office shared that they have three comfort rooms. One of the rooms is for the LGBTQ members. PNP-HRAO chief Dennis Siervo urged other offices to have a gender-sensitive room.

PNP shows office with gender-sensitive comfort room
Sen. De Lima has an emotional reunion with her 86-year-old mother

Sen. De Lima has an emotional reunion with her ailing mother

Senator Leila de Lima arrived at their ancestral home to visit her mother. Her brother Vic shared what happened during the emotional reunion. Vic added that this was the first time in a long while that their family is complete.

Sen. De Lima has an emotional reunion with her ailing mother
Acosta gets accused of being corrupt in PAO and using Dengvaxia controversy

Acosta gets accused of being corrupt in PAO and using Dengvaxia controversy

PAO chief Persida Acosta is accused of being corrupt in the agency. Some PAO employees accused Acosta of using Dengvaxia for corruption. The chief attorney has commented over the complaint against her.

Acosta gets accused of being corrupt in PAO and using Dengvaxia controversy
Mayor Isko Moreno unveils ‘ISKOnek’ to give free Wi-Fi, phone calls and charging station

Mayor Isko unveils ‘ISKOnek’ to give free Wi-Fi, phone calls & charging station

Mayor Isko Moreno launched the kiosk “ISKOnek." The kiosk serves free Wi-Fi, phone calls, and a charging station. If it becomes a success, another 50 kiosks will be placed in Manila.

Mayor Isko unveils ‘ISKOnek’ to give free Wi-Fi, phone calls & charging station
Farmers Plaza issues an apology to trans woman Gretchen Diez & disowns janitress

Farmers Plaza issues an apology to trans woman Gretchen Diez and disowns janitress

The Farmers Plaza mall has apologized to transgender woman Gretchen Diez over the restroom fiasco. The mall’s management also disowned the cleaning staff that was involved.

Farmers Plaza issues an apology to trans woman Gretchen Diez and disowns janitress
Sotto questions the term ‘LGBTQIA+’ and suggests to just use ‘homo sapiens’

Sotto gets puzzled by term ‘LGBTQIA+’ and suggests to just use ‘homo sapiens’

A Senate session turned into a lecture about the LGBTQIA+ community. Senate President Tito Sotto questioned the use of ‘lengthy letters’ to refer to the community. He also suggested to just use the term “Homo sapiens."

Sotto gets puzzled by term ‘LGBTQIA+’ and suggests to just use ‘homo sapiens’
Kundoktor na nag-ala-Spider-man sa bus, ikinatuwa ng mga netizens

Kundoktor na nag-ala-Spider-man sa bus, ikinatuwa ng mga netizens

A bus conductor went viral on social media for acting like Spider-Man. The conductor climbed through the bus handles just to collect the fees of the passengers. The netizens were entertained to see the bus conductor.

Kundoktor na nag-ala-Spider-man sa bus, ikinatuwa ng mga netizens
Kai Sotto grows taller and is now 7-foot-2

Kai Sotto grows taller and is now 7-foot-2

It has been reported that Kai Sotto has grown an inch taller. He has now a height of 7 feet and 2 inches. Sotto is now taller than former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal.

Kai Sotto grows taller and is now 7-foot-2
Duterte signs law giving 100% service charge to hotel and resto workers

Pres. Duterte signs law giving 100% service charge to hotel and resto workers

President Rodrigo Duterte passed into law a measure seeking to give 100% of service charge collected to workers. However, managerial employees are excluded from the law. Senator Joel Villanueva welcomed the passage of the new law.

Pres. Duterte signs law giving 100% service charge to hotel and resto workers
QC Mayor Belmonte says mall violated ordinance over trans woman barred from using ladies' CR

QC Mayor Belmonte condemns ‘discrimination’ of trans woman at mall CR

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte has spoken up about the recent “discrimination” that happened to a transgender woman in a mall. Belmonte said that Quezon City condemned such violence and discrimination to the LGBTQ+ community.

QC Mayor Belmonte condemns ‘discrimination’ of trans woman at mall CR
Trans woman gets detained after being 'discriminated' for using ladies’ CR in QC mall

Trans woman gets detained after being 'discriminated' for using ladies’ CR in mall

A transgender woman was stopped from using the ladies’ comfort room. A janitress reportedly dragged Gretchen Custodio Diez to the security office. However, Diez was set free after the mall management dropped the case.

Trans woman gets detained after being 'discriminated' for using ladies’ CR in mall
Live video of Mayor Isko Moreno at the dentist goes viral

Live video of Mayor Isko Moreno at the dentist goes viral

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno shared his visit to the dentist on social media. The mayor had to go through a dental surgery. Right after the operation, Moreno was seen working at the city hall.

Live video of Mayor Isko Moreno at the dentist goes viral
Mayor Isko Moreno warns 2 companies to pay P25.54M debt within 72 hours

Mayor Isko Moreno warns 2 companies to pay P25.54M debt within 72 hours

Mayor Isko Moreno revealed that two companies in Manila have a P25.54 million debt to the local government. He gave 72 hours for the companies to settle their delinquencies or risk losing control over 5 markets in Manila.

Mayor Isko Moreno warns 2 companies to pay P25.54M debt within 72 hours
Sen. Poe calls out MMDA chair Lim for skipping Senate hearing over EDSA traffic

Sen. Poe slams MMDA chair Lim for skipping Senate hearing over EDSA traffic

Senator Grace Poe pointed out the absence of MMDA chairperson Danilo Lim at the Senate hearing for traffic woes. She also questioned the dedication of Lim to solve the traffic.

Sen. Poe slams MMDA chair Lim for skipping Senate hearing over EDSA traffic
DFA chief Locsin calls for justice over the killing of handcuffed Chinese national

DFA chief Locsin calls for justice over the killing of handcuffed Chinese national

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Locsin Jr. called for justice over the killing of a Chinese national. Yang Kang was found dead after falling from the 6th floor of his office. The victim was seen handcuffed.

DFA chief Locsin calls for justice over the killing of handcuffed Chinese national
PNP to file charges against policemen who accept gifts in exchange for their service

PNP to file charges against policemen who accept gifts in exchange for their service

PNP will monitor the policemen and will file charges against those who accept gifts. The Civil Service Commission said that it is prohibited for policemen to accept gifts in exchange for their service.

PNP to file charges against policemen who accept gifts in exchange for their service
Isko Moreno wants to build the ‘best’ public hospital ‘better than St. Luke’s and Makati Med’

Isko Moreno wants to build the ‘best’ public hospital ‘better than St. Luke’s and Makati Med’

Earlier, Mayor Isko Moreno vowed to renovate the Ospital ng Maynila. He mentioned that he wants it to look like a prestigious private hospital. Moreno said that he wants Ospital ng Maynila to look better that St. Luke’s.

Isko Moreno wants to build the ‘best’ public hospital ‘better than St. Luke’s and Makati Med’
Mayor Vico Sotto claims MMDA scheme in EDSA only made the traffic worse in Pasig

Mayor Vico Sotto claims MMDA scheme along EDSA made traffic in Pasig worse

Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto has aired his thoughts about the worsening traffic situation in Pasig City. He cited the recently implemented MMDA traffic schemes as the reason behind the traffic.

Mayor Vico Sotto claims MMDA scheme along EDSA made traffic in Pasig worse
Maris Racal gets ‘starstruck’ as she meets Mayor Isko Moreno

Maris Racal gets ‘starstruck’ as she meets Mayor Isko Moreno

Maris Racal got the chance to interview Mayor Isko Moreno. Sen, Manny Pacquiao was also in the video. Racal was fangirling and got starstruck after meeting the mayor.

Maris Racal gets ‘starstruck’ as she meets Mayor Isko Moreno
Sotto wants to exempt public school teachers from paying taxes

Sotto wants to exempt public school teachers from paying taxes

Senate President Tito Sotto wants to exempt public school teachers from paying taxes. Sotto has filed a bill regarding this matter. He also referred to school teachers as “modern day heroes."

Sotto wants to exempt public school teachers from paying taxes
Chinese government donates P10 million to Batanes quake victims

Chinese government donates P10 million to Batanes quake victims

The Chinese government has officially donated P10 million to the Batanes quake victims. Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua personally turned over the donation. The Chinese government also expressed its sympathy and condolences.

Chinese government donates P10 million to Batanes quake victims
Gilas Pilipinas speaks up on Pres. Duterte’s remark over FIBA World Cup

Gilas Pilipinas speaks up on Pres. Duterte’s remark over FIBA World Cup

Gilas Pilipinas is now preparing for the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Head coach Yeng Guiao has commented over the statement of President Rodrigo Duterte. President Duterte said that Gilas has no chance in winning against Italy.

Gilas Pilipinas speaks up on Pres. Duterte’s remark over FIBA World Cup
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