Consumers express dismay over dumping of excess tomatoes in Nueva Vizcaya

Ves Garcia - @inquirerdotnet 02/06/2023

MANILA, Philippines — In light of the country’s soaring vegetable prices, consumers have recently expressed their dismay after seeing several kilograms of tomatoes being discarded in Nueva Vizcaya due to oversupply. Last Jan. 29, social media user…

LTFRB to extend franchise of traditional jeepneys

Zacarian Sarao - Reporter / @zacariansINQ 02/06/2023

MANILA, Philippines — The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Monday said it is planning to extend the validity of the franchise of traditional jeepneys in the country. LTFRB chair Teofilo Guadiz III announced this…

WATCH: Nursing student saves Cebu vendor from neck-slashing | INQStories

Inquirer.net 02/06/2023

“As a student nurse, we dedicate ourselves to the welfare of others. If you can help in your own little way, it can truly be a blessing to others.” Angyl Fayth Ababat, a second-year nursing student in…

Israeli scientists develop sniffing robot with locust antennae

Reuters 02/06/2023

TEL AVIV, Israel — A new sniffing robot equipped with a biological sensor that uses the antennae of locusts could help advance disease diagnosis and improve security checks, its Israeli developers said. Locusts have an acute sense…

Take a bow-wow! Meet Bobi, the world’s oldest dog on record

Reuters 02/05/2023

CONQUEIROS, Portugal — When his dog was born three decades ago in a tiny village in central Portugal, Leonel Costa was only eight years old. Little did he know that his beloved Bobi would one day be…

US fighter jet shoots down suspected Chinese spy balloon with missile

Reuters 02/05/2023

SURFSIDE BEACH, South Carolina — A U.S. military fighter jet shot down a suspected Chinese spy balloon off the coast of South Carolina on Saturday, a week after it entered U.S. airspace and triggered a dramatic —…

CBCP releases litany of thanks for better health

Dona Z. Pazzibugan, Kathleen de Villa - @inquirerdotnet 02/03/2023

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has released a new prayer of thanksgiving to replace the prayer of protection it issued three years ago against COVID-19. Called the “Litany of Gratitude after the COVID-19 pandemic,”…

Price of cooking gas up by over P120 per tank

Jordeene B. Lagare - @inquirerdotnet 02/02/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Just a day after prices of gasoline and other petroleum products were raised on Tuesday, consumers were greeted with a big increase of more than P120 in the cost of an 11-kilogram tank of…

Sara Duterte: Lack of school infra, resources ‘most pressing issue’ in PH education

Mariejo S. Ramos - @inquirerdotnet 01/30/2023

MANILA, Philippines — The lack of school infrastructure and resources is the “most pressing issue” faced by the Philippine education sector, Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte said on Monday. As she presented the Basic Education…

Russian business offers cash bounties to destroy Western tanks in Ukraine

Reuters 01/30/2023

A Russian company said it will offer five million roubles ($72,000) in cash to the first soldiers who destroy or capture western-made tanks in Ukraine, after the Kremlin vowed Russian forces would wipe out any Western tanks…

41 passengers, 5 crew members saved from distressed boat in Palawan

Geraldford Ticke, Zacarian Sarao - @inquirerdotnet 01/29/2023

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Coast Guard on Sunday said that it rescued 41 passengers and five crew members aboard a half-submerged motor banca in the vicinity waters of Palawan on Sunday. According to the PCG in…

Isabela local gov’t spots ‘possible wreckage’ of missing Cessna plane

Zacarian Sarao - Reporter / @zacariansINQ 01/29/2023

MANILA, Philippines — A possible wreckage of the missing Cessna 206 RP-C1174 was spotted in a mountainside near Barangay Sapinit, Isabela, said the province’s public information office (PIO) on Sunday. The six-seater plane has been missing since…

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