Park Shin-hye and Choi Tae-joon expecting their first child, to get married in January

Inquirer.net 11/24/2021

South Korean actors Park Shin-hye and Choi Tae-joon have announced that they are expecting their first child together and are set to tie the knot in January next year. Park’s agency, SALT Entertainment, and Choi’s agency, Santa…

Cebu City prepares for return of face-to-face classes in colleges, universities

Inquirer.net, Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Officials in Cebu City are preparing for the implementation of limited in-person classes in non-medical colleges and universities. The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on Thursday, November 18, 2021, announced that they will be…

Tugade hits ‘malicious, defamatory’ reports on his offshore investments: ‘Wala akong tinatago’

Inquirer.net 10/05/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade said his offshore investments in Solart Holdings were a “personal financial move” that was established long before he joined the government. He said that he has always…

Observe holiday pay for Ninoy Aquino Day, National Heroes Day, employers told

Inquirer.net 08/27/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has urged employers and business owners to abide by proper pay rules during the special non-working and regular holidays in August. In an advisory, Labor Secretary Silvestre…

On FPJ’s 82nd birthday, Poe recalls ‘Da King’s’ ‘unwavering spirit’ to aid poor and helpless 

Inquirer.net 08/20/2021

MANILA, Philippines — A number of drivers, displaced workers, and frontliners, among others, received cash and in-kind assistance as Senator Grace Poe remembered her late father Fernando Poe Jr.’s (FPJ) 82nd birth anniversary. According to Poe, her…

Duterte ‘okay’ with persons refusing vaccination: ‘This is a democracy’

Inquirer.net 08/17/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte appears to have changed his tune, now saying he’s “okay” with persons refusing vaccination against COVID-19, the Philippines being a democracy. “You who don’t want to get vaccinated, it’s okay with…

Hidilyn Diaz wins weightlifting gold in Tokyo Olympics

Inquirer.net 07/26/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Carrying the weight of a country long seeking for Olympic glory, Hidilyn Diaz finally ended the seemingly interminable quest Monday night. Diaz, in her fourth straight Olympics, delivered the Philippines’ breakthrough gold medal after…

TOKYO 2020 PH: Judo’s Kiyomi Watanabe

Inquirer.net 07/22/2021

  Kiyomi Watanabe, the first Filipino female judoka to qualify for the Olympics, talks about her preparations for the Tokyo Games, her impact on sports fans from Cebu and the honor of being the country’s flag bearer. RELATED…

Nurses up in arms vs DOLE’s suggestion to scrap licensure exams

Inquirer.net 07/08/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Nurses Association (PNA) on Thursday opposed the suggestion to abolish the licensure examinations for nurses as a means of assessing their competencies before they become full-fledged health professionals. Speaking over Teleradyo, PNA…

Filipino violinist Chino Soberano gives back to Philippine music schools

Inquirer.net 06/21/2021

  Filipino violinist Ramon “Chino” Soberano is paying homage to his musical roots, and one way is through conducting free virtual masterclasses and lectures to future generations of violinists. In a recent series of virtual classes through…

Diversion of MCIA flights to NAIA extended to June 12

Inquirer.net, Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Malacañang on Tuesday, June 18, issued an order for all international flights bound for the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) to be diverted once again to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Pasay…

‘School of Rock’ star Kevin Clark, 32, dies in biking accident

Inquirer.net 05/27/2021

“School of Rock” star Kevin Clark was hit and killed by a car while he was biking early morning yesterday, May 26. He was 32 years old. Clark was struck at what is considered a dangerous intersection…

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