WATCH: John Lloyd Cruz marks birthday with rumored GF, son Elias

Dana Cruz 06/25/2022

John Lloyd Cruz celebrated his birthday yesterday, June 24, with colleagues, his son Elias and his rumored girlfriend, artist Isabel Santos. The actor’s birthday celebration took place in time for the last taping day of his GMA…

Sandiganbayan allows Marcoses to stage defense in ill-gotten wealth case

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 06/25/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Sandiganbayan has allowed the heirs of late former president Ferdinand Marcos, including his son, namesake and now President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., to present their defense for an ill-gotten wealth case, setting aside…

Cebu guv agrees to wait for IRR before optional mask rule, says DILG

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 06/24/2022

MANILA, Philippines — After a  “fruitful and productive” dialogue with the Cebu government, the Department of Interior and Local Government is now waiting for the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the optional usage of face mask…

SSS: Self-employed below age 65 must also file retirement claims online

Ben O. de Vera - Reporter / @bendeveraINQ 06/24/2022

MANILA, Philippines—The Social Security System (SSS) has included self-employed members below but nearing the age 65 among those required to file retirement claims online. “The coverage of the mandatory online filing of retirement benefit claims through the…

Afghanistan seeks emergency medical supplies for earthquake survivors

Reuters 06/24/2022

KABUL — Afghanistan does not have enough medical supplies to treat the injured from an earthquake that killed 1,000 people, a senior official said Friday, as authorities ended the search for survivors in remote southeastern mountains. About…

Kai Sotto vows to keep going despite going undrafted: ‘The dream is always the NBA’

Lance Agcaoili - @inquirerdotnet 06/24/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Being undrafted won’t stop Kai Sotto from chasing his ultimate dream of playing in the NBA. The 20-year-old center’s name was not called after 58 picks in the 2022 NBA Draft on Friday, but there remain…

Kai Sotto goes undrafted in 2022 NBA Draft

Lance Agcaoili - @inquirerdotnet 06/24/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Kai Sotto was not selected in the 2022 NBA Rookie Draft on Friday (Manila time) at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. No NBA team took a chance on drafting the 7-foot-3 center as…

2022 NBA Draft: By The Numbers

Inquirer.net 06/23/2022

The annual NBA Rookie Draft is scheduled for June 24, Friday (Philippine time) at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Here is a by-the-numbers look at the 2022 NBA Draft: History 3 – Duke and Kentucky have…

Heartbreak and shock at Afghan quake hospital

Agence France Presse 06/23/2022

SHARAN, Afghanistan—Bibi Hawa’s face is distorted by tears as she tries to grasp her predicament from a hospital bed in Sharan, capital of Afghanistan’s Paktika province. At least a dozen members of her family were among over 1,000…

Beachgoers brave rockets in East Ukraine

Agence France Presse 06/23/2022

SLOVIANSK, Ukraine—With its white sand, changing cubicles and clear water, the beach at Sloviansk in eastern Ukraine looks tempting. There’s just one problem: the nearby bangs of rockets and missiles. The lakeside resort is close to one of…

NBA: Golden State Warriors will be even better next year, says head coach Kerr

Reuters 06/23/2022

SAN FRANCISCO  – The Golden State Warriors will be even better next year when they begin their title defense, head coach Steve Kerr said on Wednesday, sending a warning to the rest of the NBA. The Warriors…

LTFRB: Supplemental budget needed to sustain ‘Libreng Sakay’ program

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 06/23/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board’s (LTFRB) “Libreng Sakay” program, will need a supplemental budget from the incoming administration for its sustained  operations, an official said Thursday. “We would want to extend the…

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