Tests on ‘lagundi’ as COVID-19 treatment ‘promising’ – DOST

Philippine Daily Inquirer 10/27/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The clinical trials on herbal medicine “lagundi” as a supplemental treatment for COVID-19 patients have shown “promising results” in decreasing the symptoms in mild cases, especially the loss of the sense of smell, according…

Journalists Ressa of PH, Muratov of Russia win Nobel Peace Prize

Philippine Daily Inquirer 10/09/2021

OSLO — Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov of Russia, journalists whose work has angered authorities in their countries, were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, honoring the right to free speech which remains…

PH bet to Miss Universe tilt breaks a barrier

Philippine Daily Inquirer 10/02/2021

CEBU CITY—A lesbian made history on Thursday when she was the first member of the LGBTQIA+ community to be crowned Miss Universe Philippines, which makes her the country’s representative in this leading international beauty contest to be…

Pacquiao fights Ugas to grow his legend while chasing back title he once held

Philippine Daily Inquirer 08/22/2021

MANILA, Philippines — A few months ago in Manila, inside the war room of Manny Pacquiao’s posh residence, someone from his political think tank suggested producing a movie about his rise to a legend. Monico Puentevella, the…

Blackout hits parts of Cebu, Bohol, Samar, Leyte

Philippine Daily Inquirer 08/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A massive power outage hit several parts of the Visayas on Friday night, August 20, according to the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP). The NGCP said the unscheduled power interruption, which…

‘DSWD deprived poor of P780M in cash aid’

Philippine Daily Inquirer 08/14/2021

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) was unable to utilize P780.712 million in funds for the social amelioration program (SAP), which state auditors said could have benefited 139,300 poor beneficiaries. These are among the findings…

DOST goes into TikTok territory to fete Filipino feats

Philippine Daily Inquirer 08/13/2021

Learning science through TikTok? Why not. The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has launched a social media campaign called “Pinoy Science” through short video clips posted on the popular video-sharing app TikTok, with the aim of…

Ombudsman: Suspension vs 7 cops over illegal arrest of suspects in Bohol town mayor’s slay

Philippine Daily Inquirer 08/10/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the three-month suspension of seven policemen who were accused of illegally arresting three suspects in the 2017 killing of Mayor Gisela Boniel of Bien Unido…

More than 130 villages in Central Luzon still flooded

Philippine Daily Inquirer 08/04/2021

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Philippines — At least 139 villages in Central Luzon remained under floodwater caused by the heavy monsoon rains and high tide more than a week after Typhoon “Fabian” (international name: In-fa) lashed…

Cebu City hospitals overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients

Philippine Daily Inquirer 08/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Cebu, Philippines — Andres (not his real name) had a severe headache on Friday. The 55-year-old businessman was rushed to the privately owned Cebu South Medical Center in Talisay City in southern Cebu but there…

Quality of life worse for 49% of Pinoys – SWS survey

Philippine Daily Inquirer 07/25/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Nearly half of adult Filipinos said their quality of life had gotten worse in the past year while over a third remain optimistic about the next 12 months, according to the latest Social Weather…

COA raps 21 Cebu towns for P38-M COVID aid to ‘ineligible’ recipients

Philippine Daily Inquirer 06/28/2021

CEBU CITY—The Commission on Audit (COA) has called the attention of 21 towns in Cebu that released a total of P38.79 million of COVID-19 cash aid to over 6,000 “ineligible” persons, including some village officials. In its…

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