Country music star Naomi Judd died of self-inflicted gunshot wound, Ashley Judd reveals

Reuters 05/15/2022

Naomi Judd, matriarch of the country music duo the Judds, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound a day before being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, her family said on Thursday. Judd, 76, suffered from…

Grandchild or $650,000: Indian couple sues son

Agence France Presse 05/12/2022

DEHRADUN, India — An Indian couple are taking their son to court demanding that he and his wife produce either a grandchild within a year or cough up almost $650,000. Sanjeev and Sadhana Prasad say that they…

Comelec recognizes Cusi wing as ‘true, official’ PDP-Laban

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 05/06/2022

MANILA,  Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has recognized the faction led by Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi as the “true and official members” of the ruling PDP-Laban party. The Comelec’s decision was stated in a resolution released to reporters on…

Duterte declares May 3 as regular holiday for Eid’l Fitr

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 05/02/2022

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has declared May 3, 2022 as a regular holiday in observance of Eid’l Fitr or the Feast of Ramadan. Duterte signed Proclamation No. 1356 on Sunday but was released by Malacañang…

Legarda leads senatorial race — Pulso survey

Inquirer.net 05/02/2022

Former senator and incumbent House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda is on top of the heap of 64-senatorial candidates again based on the results of another senatorial poll survey released recently. The non-commissioned Pulso ng Pilipino survey conducted…

Be kind to your mother-in-law, urges Pope Francis

Agence France Presse 04/28/2022

VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis on Wednesday urged Catholics to honor the elderly and take care of family bonds, also taking the opportunity to return to the thorny subject of mothers-in-law. In 2015, Francis sparked laughter on a visit…

PhilHealth registration needed for college students attending in-person classes

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 04/22/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) registration is required for students in higher education who are attending face-to-face classes, the state health insurance agency reminded Friday. PhilHealth said they are in close coordination with various Higher…

Aika Robredo seeks NBI cybercrime unit’s help vs fake lewd videos

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 04/21/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo’s daughter, Aika, has formally sought the assistance of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to probe the spread of fake lewd videos that allegedly feature her. Robredo’s camp issued a…

Pope Francis prays for victims of TD Agaton

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 04/15/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Pope Francis has expressed his solidarity and sympathy to the victims of Tropical Depression Agaton (international name: Megi) that lashed parts of Visayas and Mindanao early this week. The Pope’s sentiment was conveyed by…

Duterte vetoes SIM Card Registration bill

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 04/15/2022

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has vetoed the bill seeking to mandate the registration of all SIM cards and social media accounts in the country, the Palace announced Friday. Acting presidential spokesperson Martin Andanar said Duterte vetoed the…

DOH warns of possible COVID-19 surge by May due to neglected health standards

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 04/14/2022

MANILA, Philippines —The Department of Health (DOH) is seeing a possible rise in COVID-19 cases due to the declining compliance of Filipinos to minimum public health standards (MPHS), warning that a 50-percent decrease in this compliance may lead to nearly “half…

Gov’t places more areas under COVID-19 Alert Level 1 from April 9-15

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 04/08/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government has placed more areas under COVID-19 Alert Level 1, the least restrictive in the five-tiered system being implemented in the country, from April 9 -15, Malacañang announced Friday. Acting presidential spokesman…

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