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…

More lawmakers reject disclosure of narcolist

Inquirer.net 03/05/2019

MANILA, Philippines — More lawmakers on Monday objected to Interior Secretary Eduardo Año’s plan to publish President Rodrigo Duterte’s list of narcopoliticians ahead of midterm elections in May, saying it would not guarantee that candidates suspected of…

PNP chief backs release of ‘narco list’

Inquirer.net 03/04/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Police General Oscar Albayalde supports the release of the so-called narco list or the list of politicians involved in the illegal drug trade in time for the midterm elections if it is properly validated.…

2 senators, CHR oppose naming of politicians on narcolist

Inquirer.net 03/04/2019

Two administration senators on Sunday opposed the plan of Interior Secretary Eduardo Año to publish President Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called narcolist in the run-up to midterm elections in May. The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) also rejected the…

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