Fair Sunday weather nationwide — Pagasa

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 11/26/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The country is expected to have fair weather on Sunday, the state weather bureau said. In its latest Saturday update, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Metro Manila and the rest of…

LPA off GenSan to dissipate within 48 hours — Pagasa

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 11/19/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The low-pressure area or LPA off General Santos City may dissipate within 48 hours, the state weather bureau said on Saturday. The low-pressure area was located 190 kilometers east of General Santos City and…

Bantag surfaces and points finger at convicted drug lord

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 11/11/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Beleaguered suspended Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Director General Gerald Bantag surfaced Friday, but not without dropping bombshells. Bantag showed up on television days after murder complaints were filed against him and others over the…

DOH reports local transmission of Omicron XBB subvariant, XBC variant

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 10/21/2022

MANILA, Philippines — There is now local transmission of the COVID-19 Omicron subvariant XBB and XBC variant, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Friday. “Definitely, there is local transmission,” Alathea de Guzman, officer-in-charge of the DOH…

PCSO says Grand Lotto winners were ‘loyal to their numbers’

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 10/02/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The 433 lotto bettors who got lucky with the winning combination for last Saturday’s P236 million 6/55 Grand Lotto draw were players who were “loyal to their numbers,” the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO)…

Minority senators seek probe on ‘extraordinary’ Grand Lotto draw

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 10/02/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Minority senators are seeking an investigation into the “extraordinary” Grand Lotto draw where 433 bettors all got the winning combination for the ₱236 million jackpot. Senate Minority Leader Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III and Senator…

‘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…

CA rejects Vhong Navarro’s plea to stop filing of rape, acts of lasciviousness charges

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 09/25/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Court of Appeals (CA) has rejected the appeal of actor and TV host Vhong Navarro to stop the filing of rape and acts of lasciviousness charges against him over two incidents involving model…

DOLE expands work-from-home arrangement

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 09/18/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Sunday announced the expansion of the work-from-home (WFH) arrangement in a bid to encourage stakeholders to implement telecommuting programs. Department Order 237, signed by Labor Secretary…

Tired of text scams? Here’s what to do

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 09/18/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Many Filipino phone users have complained about receiving text scams that contain fake job offers, sham lucky winners, and other money-making schemes — sometimes even with the user’s name on them. Despite the prevalence…

Monkeypox local transmission in PH? DOH exec can’t tell if there’s any

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 09/16/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday said that it lacked the information necessary to definitively rule out the possibility of local transmission of the monkeypox virus. DOH officer-in-charge Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire pointed…

Pagasa: ‘Nanmadol’ to enter PAR Friday afternoon, may reach super typhoon category

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 09/16/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Typhoon Nanmadol will enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Friday afternoon and may intensify into a super typhoon in the next 24 hours, according to the  the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services…

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