LOOK: Dolomite sand poured again over Manila Bay ‘white beach’

Catherine Gonzales 04/14/2021

MANILA, Philippines — A fresh dose of crushed dolomite was again poured at the Manila Bay “white sand beach” months after it first drew criticism from environment and fisherfolk groups questioning the project. Photos taken by the…

Pagasa: Storm off Mindanao may intensify into typhoon, enter PAR by Friday

Daphne Galvez 04/14/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The tropical storm east of Mindanao may further strengthen into a typhoon and is expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Friday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa)…

Duterte creates office for adviser on streamlining gov’t processes to cut red tape

Daphne Galvez 04/14/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the creation of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Streamlining Government Processes (OPASGP) in a bid to cut red tape. Duterte signed on Tuesday Executive Order No. 129,…

Galvez: Gov’t preparing for another possible COVID-19 surge mid-2021

Krissy Aguilar 04/13/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The government is preparing for the “worse” or for when the country experiences another surge in COVID-19 cases in June or July, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said Tuesday. “We have to expect na…

De Lima to Duterte: People are dying and I’m still your problem?

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 04/13/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Leila de Lima made a series of tweets on Monday night in reaction to the tirade she earlier got from President Rodrigo Duterte during his briefing on the COVID-19 pandemic. “Mr. President, have pity on…

After epic trek to Masters win, Matsuyama shuns greatest tag

Agence France Presse 04/12/2021

Hideki Matsuyama won’t accept the title as Japan’s greatest-ever golfer, but after a quarter-century journey from child novice to historic Masters champion, the usually humble star will accept some praise. “I can’t say I’m the greatest,” Matsuyama…

COVID-hit Roque slams ‘un-Christian’ query on how fast he secured hospital bed

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 04/12/2021

MANILA, Philippines — “Un-Christian” was how presidential spokesman Harry Roque on Monday merely dismissed – and did not answer – a question about how he was able to quickly obtain a hospital room for his COVID-19 treatment when ordinary…

DOH: Media workers part of B priority group for COVID-19 vaccination

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 04/12/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Media workers will be part of the B priority group for COVID-19 vaccination, the Department of Health (DOH) said Monday. “Media would be part of the B classification already, together with the other workers…

Let’s celebrate resistance, not empire

Roland G. Simbulan - @inquirerdotnet 04/12/2021

Should we be the ones celebrating 500 years of European colonization in Asia? In 1521, as Ferdinand Magellan was laying claim to our islands for the King of Spain, Hernando Cortez and his Spanish soldiers were completing…

Golf-playing, motorbike-riding Duterte chills before public address on Monday

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 04/11/2021

MANILA, Philippines — For the second time since his last public appearance two weeks ago, another undated photo and video of President Rodrigo Duterte, this time playing golf and riding a three-wheeled motorcycle, were released by his…

Man arrested after planning to bomb data centers to kill ‘about 70% of the internet’

Ian Biong - @IBiongINQ 04/10/2021

A man accused of planning to bomb Amazon’s data centers in the United States to “kill off about 70% of the internet” has been arrested. Police apprehended Seth Aaron Pendley, 28, after a concerned citizen, whose name…

Poe to IATF: Heed health workers’ plea

Bong Lozada - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ 04/10/2021

MANILA, Philippines—Senator Grace Poe called on the Inter-Agency Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases to act on the cries of the country’s health workers who are falling ill and risking their lives amid the still unresolved COVID-19…

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