Suspect in flight attendant’s death: How did it become rape? I’m gay

Consuelo Marquez 01/06/2021

MANILA, Philippines — “Paano po naging rape? Bakla po ako. Never po ako nakipagtalik sa babae ever in my life.” (How did it become rape? I am gay. I never had sex with any woman ever in…

Xander Ford nabbed over violence against women case

Consuelo Marquez 12/23/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Internet celebrity Xander Ford was arrested in Pasay on Tuesday night over a violence against women complaint filed by his former girlfriend, police said Wednesday. Lt. Col. Magno Gallora, Jr., chief of Moriones police,…

‘Moderna, Arcturus ready to supply up to 25 M COVID vaccine doses by Q3 2021’

Consuelo Marquez 12/18/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Two US pharmaceutical firms are willing to supply COVID-19 vaccines to the country in the third quarter of next year, the Philippines’ envoy to the US said Friday. “I am pleased to report that,…

Telcos told to step up maintenance to prepare for holiday internet surge

Consuelo Marquez 12/06/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Internet service providers and telecommunications services were ordered to prepare for expected internet traffic surge with most holiday events to be held online to minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection. In a memorandum dated…

Metro Manila mayors to consult experts before allowing minors out

Consuelo Marquez 12/02/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Metro Manila mayors will consult medical experts first before deciding whether to allow minors to leave home during the general community quarantine, San Juan Mayor Francis Zamora said Tuesday, December 1, 2020. Zamora said…

Roque says he followed health rules in Cebu gathering

Consuelo Marquez 11/29/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said he followed COVID-19 protocols when he was greeted by a huge crowd during a controversial local government event in Bantayan Island, Cebu. On Friday, a photo of Roque speaking…

Ulysses weakens, Signal No. 3 still up over Metro Manila, 8 other areas

Consuelo Marquez 11/12/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Typhoon Ulysses weakened on Thursday morning, November 12, 2020, while leaving the Luzon landmass, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said. Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 3, however,  is still up…

LPA to turn into tropical depression within 24 to 36 hours– Pagasa

Consuelo Marquez 11/07/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The low pressure area (LPA) located northeast of Eastern Samar is expected to develop into tropical depression “Tonyo” within 24 to 36 hours, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Saturday.…

Tropical Storm Siony slightly intensifies as it enters PAR

Consuelo Marquez 11/01/2020

MANILA, Philippines — As Typhoon Rolly continues to threaten the Philippines, the state weather bureau revealed that tropical storm Siony intensified and entered the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Sunday morning. In a severe weather bulletin…

Rolly downgraded to typhoon, Signal No. 4 in NCR, parts of Bicol, 13 other areas

Consuelo Marquez 11/01/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The state weather bureau downgraded erstwhile Super Typhoon Rolly (international name: Goni) to a typhoon as the weather disturbance roared toward the coast of Pasacao, Camarines Sur Sunday morning. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and…

Super Typhoon Rolly may affect, displace up to 31 million persons — NDRRMC

Consuelo Marquez 11/01/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Between 19 million to 31 million individuals could be displaced by Super Typhoon Rolly, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Sunday. “Our predictive analytics po reflect between 19M [million] –…

Pope Francis not endorsing same-sex marriage, says retired Bishop Bacani

Consuelo Marquez 10/25/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The call of Pope Francis for allowing same-sex couples to get into legally recognized civil unions was not an endorsement of same-sex marriage, retired Novaliches Bishop Teodoro Bacani said on Saturday in an interview…

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