Motorists urged anew to practice defensive driving to avoid accidents

Mae Fhel Gom-os, Paul Lauro 09/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Motorists are urged anew to practice defensive driving and observe speed limits to lessen the chances of accidents. Police Staff Sergeant Jimwil Nuñez, radio operator of the Traffic Enforcement Unit (TEU) of the…

Pharmally exec admits getting face masks at P23 each from ‘Brother Tiger’ to supply gov’t

Gabriel Pabico Lalu - Reporter / @GabrielLaluINQ 09/13/2021

MANILA, Philippines — An official of Pharmally Pharmaceutical Corp. has admitted getting face masks at P23 per piece from a local supplier known by the name “Brother Tiger”, to supply the government 500,000 pieces of face mask…

Shamcey Supsup survives COVID-19 with mild symptoms

Dana Cruz - @inquirerdotnet 09/12/2021

Miss Universe Philippines 2011 Shamcey Supsup is now COVID-19 free after weeks of battling the disease. She considers herself lucky to have recovered at home as she and her family were already vaccinated against the coronavirus. The…

FBI releases declassified 9/11 document after Biden order

Reuters 09/12/2021

The FBI on Saturday released the first document related to its investigation of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States and allegations of Saudi government support for the hijackers, following an executive order by President…

Duterte threatens to find ‘what’s wrong’ with senators, starting with Gordon

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 09/11/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Amid a Senate probe on the alleged overpriced medical supplies bought by the government, President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to find “what’s wrong” with senators, starting with Senator Richard Gordon. “We will not want…

US honors 9/11 dead on 20th anniversary of attacks

Agence France Presse 09/11/2021

NEW YORK, United States— America marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11 Saturday with solemn ceremonies given added poignancy by the recent chaotic withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan and return to power of the Taliban. Heart-wrenching commemorations will…

Duterte defends Pharmally Corp. in alleged overpriced deals

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 09/11/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has defended the Pharmally Pharmaceutical Corporation on the issue on alleged overpriced personal protective equipment (PPE), as the Senate continues to investigate government deals with the company during the pandemic. In…

‘Ang bastos mo!’ Roque draws wrath of lady doc over outburst

John Eric Mendoza - @inquirerdotnet 09/10/2021

  MANILA, Philippines — She cracked every word that came out of her lips like a whip. During an online discussion forum on Friday, Dr. Leni Jara gave presidential spokesperson Harry Roque a stern rebuke for castigating…

Public and SALNs: Not just a fixation

Cristina Eloisa Baclig - Content Researcher/Writer / @CeBacligINQ 09/10/2021

MANILA, Philippines—“I am wondering why are we so interested in the SALNs of the President and the Vice President? Why are we not interested in the SALNs of other government officials?” Ombudsman Samuel Martires, who was appointed…

Kalma, ako lang ‘to: Roque trends on Twitter as video of ‘meltdown’ during IATF meeting  turns up

John Eric Mendoza - @inquirerdotnet 09/10/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque became a trending topic on Twitter on Friday shortly after a video of his supposed meltdown during a meeting of the Interagency Taskforce on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) surfaced on…

Two decades after 9/11, Saudi Arabia seeks softer image

Agence France Presse 09/09/2021

Two decades after Saudi Arabian militants masterminded and carried out the September 11 attacks, the desert kingdom is striving for change in a reform drive aimed at updating its ultra-conservative image. Women can drive and cinemas have…

China orders gaming giants to cut ‘effeminate’ gender imagery

Agence France Presse 09/09/2021

BEIJING — Chinese authorities have ordered gaming giants Tencent and NetEase to end their focus on profits and cut content perceived to be breeding “effeminacy”, as Beijing tries to direct youth culture, gender ideals and the reach of big…

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