Ruben Ecleo, ex-solon and murder convict, dies of cardiopulmonary arrest

Gabriel Pabico Lalu - Reporter / @GabrielLaluINQ 05/13/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Murder convict and former Dinagat Islands Rep. Ruben Ecleo Jr. died on Thursday, the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) confirmed. According to BuCor spokesperson Gabriel Chaclag, Ecleo suffered a cardiopulmonary arrest around Thursday noon. Chaclag…

‘We are fed up’: Thousands pray at Portugal’s Fatima shrine for world without COVID-19

Reuters 05/13/2021

FATIMA, Portugal — Suffering from an autoimmune disease, 71-year-old Maria Emilia travels – often by foot – to one of Catholicism’s most famous sanctuaries in Portugal every year. But the coronavirus pandemic made her trip more important…

Duterte hopes for peace, unity, healing in Eid’l Fitr message

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 05/13/2021

MANILA, Philippines — As Muslims mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan, President Rodrigo Duterte expressed hopes for peace and healing as the country “makes a significant step closer to beating the COVID-19 pandemic.” “As…

Woman survives jump from Marcelo Fernan bridge

Futch Anthony Inso 05/10/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — A 28-year-old woman was rescued by the members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Maritime Group-7 after she jumped off the Marcelo Fernan Bridge at 6:47 this morning, May 10, 2021.  Police Executive…

Carpio rejects debate with Roque on ‘pointless’ issues

Tetch Torres-Tupas - Reporter / @T2TupasINQ 05/07/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Retired Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio has rejected the proposed topics of the debate with presidential spokesperson Harry Roque in connection with issues on the West Philippine Sea, saying it is “pointless” to…

No more face-off: Duterte backs out of debate with Carpio, assigns Roque instead

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 05/07/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The much touted face-off between President Rodrigo Duterte and retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio may not materialize after the Chief Executive assigned his spokesperson to represent him in a debate over the…

DOH drafting guidelines on mixed-use vaccination — FDA

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 05/06/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) is already drafting guidelines to allow a person to receive different brands of coronavirus vaccine for first and second dose, an official of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)…

Carpio accepts Duterte’s West PH Sea debate challenge

Tetch Torres-Tupas - Reporter / @T2TupasINQ 05/06/2021

MANILA, Philippines – Retired Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio has accepted President Rodrigo Duterte’s challenge for a debate on the West Philippine Sea issue particularly the 2016 ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in…

Thai K-Pop stars BLACKPINK’s Lisa and NCT’s Ten break the internet

Gelene Peñalosa 05/06/2021

BLINKzens, rise. Your favorite Thai K-Pop stars just saved the day.  Lisa from popular K-Pop girl group BLACKPINK along with Ten from K-Pop groups NCT and SuperM, and the Chinese sub-unit WayV, teamed up in an Instagram…

Sinas: ‘Chubby Anonymous Project’ to continue even after my retirement as PNP chief

Pegeen Maisie Sararana 05/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Philippine National Police (PNP) ‘Chubby Anonymous Project’ will continue even after PNP chief, Police General Debold Sinas, retires on May 8.  Sinas said that this program which was launched last March 4 along…

Robin Padilla declares DLSU was established by the Spanish, but facts prove him wrong

Dana Cruz 05/03/2021

Robin Padilla has declared that De La Salle University was established “for insulares, peninsulares and mestizos” during the Spanish colonial period in the Philippines. For this, he got called out by a history group who warned the…

Banking on fame as boxer, Pacquiao asks US to expedite delivery of Moderna jabs to PH

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 05/03/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Manny Pacquiao has asked the United States, through a letter to President Joe Biden, to expedite the delivery of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines to the Philippines, saying that he is banking on his popularity…

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