Vaccinate anyone who wants a COVID shot, says Duterte

Reuters 07/29/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte ordered his government on Wednesday night to open the coronavirus vaccination campaign to anyone who wants a shot as his country scrambles to protect the population from more transmissible variants. With…

Speaking on pandemic, Duterte jokingly looks for ambulance: Baka meron na ako?

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 07/26/2021

MANILA, Philippines — As President Rodrigo Duterte began to tout “how well [he] led” the country during the pandemic, he jested about contracting COVID-19 as he jokingly looked for an ambulance during his final State of the…

On final Sona, Duterte repeats campaign promise to ‘kill people who destroy PH’

Gabriel Pabico Lalu - Reporter / @GabrielLaluINQ 07/26/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte again mentioned his often-repeated campaign promise to kill people who would “destroy the country,” even telling the International Criminal Court (ICC) to record and use his statements in his last State…

Education gets poor grades under Duterte

John Eric Mendoza - @inquirerdotnet 07/23/2021

MANILA, Philippines—In about a week, President Rodrigo Duterte will deliver his last State of the Nation Address (SONA) uncertain if the state of Philippine education, one of the country’s pressing issues, would be discussed. The country is…

Robredo: Navigating Duterte’s hostility

Kurt Dela Peña - Content Researcher Writer / @inquirerdotnet 07/22/2021

MANILA, Philippines—Vice President Leni Robredo is being cast as the antagonist to President Rodrigo Duterte’s role as the country’s last hope, a description made during the 2016 presidential campaign, by Duterte himself. This casting made by Duterte…

Robredo’s silence on 2022 plans not due to fear of trolls — spox

Gabriel Pabico Lalu - Reporter / @GabrielLaluINQ 07/22/2021

MANILA, Philippines — A spokesperson for Vice President Leni Robredo said that her silence on her political plans for the 2022 elections should not be misconstrued that she is afraid that she would be swarmed by attacks…

No entertainment, pure issues, for Lacson-Sotto campaign

Maila Ager - Reporter / @MAgerINQ 07/22/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Imagine an election campaign in the country without entertainment? Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III envisioned this on Thursday as he vowed to get rid of stage performances when he and Senator Panfilo Lacson…

LOOK: Tolentino’s Yeezys features PH design handpainted by daughter Athena

Francis T.J. Ochoa - Sports Editor / @ftjochoaINQ 07/22/2021

TOKYO—A pair of Yeezy 350 V2s will fetch a hefty sum in itself. If the Philippines wins gold in the Tokyo Olympics, however, this particular black pair might just cost a tad bit more. Philippine Olympic Committee…

Palace confident there’s no Chinese exploration in Scarborough despite discovery of device

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 07/22/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Thursday said it is confident that there are no ongoing exploration efforts in Scarborough shoal, especially by the Chinese, despite claims of some fishermen finding a device reportedly used in exploring oil…

Nasa rover preparing to take first Mars rock samples

Agence France Presse 07/22/2021

WASHINGTON — The Perseverance Mars rover is preparing to collect its first rock sample from the site of an ancient lake bed, as its mission to search for signs of past life begins in earnest, Nasa said Wednesday. The…

Duterte casts out ‘lame duck’ spell, retains popularity unseen before

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 07/22/2021

MANILA, Philippines—While many Filipino presidents’ final few months in office were hounded by the “lame duck” curse, President Rodrigo Duterte seems to have cast the spell out through record-high approval ratings—a feat not seen since polling started…

Robredo welcomes senators’ call to probe state-sponsored troll farms

John Eric Mendoza - @inquirerdotnet 07/18/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday welcomed the call of senators to investigate allegations that public funds are being used to run troll farms. READ: 12 senators seek probe into ‘state-funded troll farms’ Robredo, a…

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