19-year-old UST student who fought against cancer ‘to the max’ passes away

/INQ.net 03/24/2019

Maxine Blanco, the 19-year-old girl who was featured in a bittersweet viral Facebook post over the weekend, and who inspired netizens for her courageous fight against cancer, finally succumbed to the disease on Saturday. Blanco’s boyfriend, fellow…

Rich pay less, poor pay more for same water quality–UN

/INQ.net 03/22/2019

Billions of people worldwide still lack access to safe and affordable drinking water and sanitation facilities, a basic human right, no thanks to social exclusion and inequality, according to the United Nations. In the World Water Development…

PH a ‘happier’ country at 69th place in the world – report

/INQ.net 03/21/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines is the 69th happiest country in the globe after slightly moving up in the rankings from last year, a report has revealed.   In the 2019 World Happiness report, the country placed…

WATCH: Pilot’s heartwarming tribute to parents aboard plane touches netizens

/INQ.net 03/12/2019

  MANILA, Philippines–A video of an airline pilot paying tribute to his parents during a flight has been tugging heartstrings online. In a video posted on Facebook, Paul and Solly, who were on board a flight bound…

On Women’s Day, CHR calls for end to ‘misogynistic remarks’,‘rape jokes’

/INQ.net 03/08/2019

MANILA, Philippines — On the international observance of Women’s Day, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) called for an end to “misogynistic remarks” and “rape jokes.” This even if the country’s human rights body commended the administration…

Duterte vows to create ‘enabling environment’ for women empowerment

/INQ.net 03/08/2019

MANILA, Philippines – Despite being a self-confessed womanizer and criticized for being a sexist, President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday vowed to create an “enabling environment for women to be empowered.” In his International Women’s Day message, Duterte…

Media groups call for prudence in reporting narco list

Inquirer.net 03/08/2019

MANILA, Philippines – Several media groups, in a joint statement issued Thursday,  called on journalists to exercise “utter prudence and fastidious judgment” in reporting stories about the Duterte administration’s list of public officials allegedly involved in the…

Palace: Narco list to be released next week

Inquirer.net 03/08/2019

Saying it could not allow “destroyers of society” to run local governments, Malacañang on Tuesday announced that President Rodrigo Duterte’s list of politicians allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade would be released next week. “And we’ll…

Poe proposes free training for tour guides

/INQ.net 03/07/2019

MANILA, Philippines — To help boost the country’s tourism industry, state-run Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) could offer “free training” courses for tour guides, reelectionist Senator Grace Poe proposed Thursday. Poe said that well-trained tourist…

Duterte OKs release of ‘narco list’

Inquirer.net 03/05/2019

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has agreed to release the ‘narco list’ ahead of the May 2019 midterm elections, Malacañang said Tuesday. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Duterte talked to Interior Secretary Eduardo Año after the…

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