Largest Sputnik-V shipment ever: PH receives 720,000 doses of Russian vaccine

John Eric Mendoza - @inquirerdotnet 10/16/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines on Saturday received the biggest shipment of Sputnik-V from Russia, authorities have reported. The 720,000 doses are procured by the national government, according to the National Task Force against COVID-19 (NTF). The…

Vaccinate hesitant folk while asleep? Duterte only joking, says spokesman

Daniza Fernandez - @inquirerdotnet 10/14/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte was only joking when he earlier threatened to have hesitant individuals vaccinated against COVID-19 while asleep, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said on Thursday. “Joke lang po ‘yun, kayo naman oh. Syempre…

Long COVID, according to WHO

Reuters 10/09/2021

NEW YORK — The World Health Organization (WHO) this week issued a definition for “long COVID,” a term used to describe the persistent health problems that affect some survivors of COVID-19. Scientists are still working to understand…

‘Rock,’ paper, Sara? COC filings feel like a game

DJ Yap, Dona Z. Pazzibugan - @inquirerdotnet 10/09/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Speculations on who will be the administration party’s presidential candidate in the 2022 elections took a bizarre turn on Friday with the last-minute appearance of Sen. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa as its standard-bearer. The Commission…

Journalists Ressa of PH, Muratov of Russia win Nobel Peace Prize

Philippine Daily Inquirer 10/09/2021

OSLO — Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov of Russia, journalists whose work has angered authorities in their countries, were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, honoring the right to free speech which remains…

‘Dilawan’ no more? Robredo turns to pink — the color of protest, activism

Gabriel Pabico Lalu - Reporter / @GabrielLaluINQ 10/08/2021

MANILA, Philippines — When Vice President Leni Robredo stepped out on Thursday to announce her decision to run for president, she was wearing a distinctive pink ribbon. It could have just meant support for the breast cancer…

Robredo on why she’s running in 2022: Those who love should fight for their love

Gabriel Pabico Lalu - Reporter / @GabrielLaluINQ 10/07/2021

MANILA, Philippines — As a mother, Vice President Leni Robredo believes that love is not measured with how much a person can endure, but also with the willingness to fight for the people he or she loves.…

Woman, who talks to God, ‘rose from the dead’ twice, files COC for president

John Eric Mendoza - @inquirerdotnet 10/07/2021

MANILA, Philippines — A woman who claimed to have died and risen from the dead twice filed on Thursday a certificate of candidacy (COC) for president in the upcoming 2022 elections. Independent candidate Ma. Antonia Aquino —…

‘Buong-buo ang loob ko’: Robredo to run for president in 2022

Gabriel Pabico Lalu - Reporter / @GabrielLaluINQ 10/07/2021

MANILA, Philippines — After months of anticipation and with just a day left in the filing of certificates of candidacy, Vice President Leni Robredo on Thursday finally announced that she is running for the presidency in the…

Mark Villar resigns as DPWH secretary

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 10/04/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar on Monday announced that he has resigned from his post which he held for over five years. “Ito na yung huling flag raising ko…

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte files candidacy for reelection in 2022

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 10/02/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio on Saturday file her certificate of candidacy (COC) for reelection in the 2022 polls. Photos of the mayor filing her COC were posted on her Facebook page. “I have…

Bong Go files candidacy for vice president in 2022 polls

John Eric Mendoza - @inquirerdotnet 10/02/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Bong Go on Saturday filed his certificate of candidacy for the position of vice president in the 2022 national elections. Go arrived with President Rodrigo Duterte at about 3:25 PM at the Harbor…

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