Nurmagomedov can be greatest of all time, says UFC’s White

Reuters 10/24/2020

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov can take a step closer to becoming the greatest of all time (GOAT) in his class if he beats Justin Gaethje at UFC 254, the mixed martial arts promotion’s chief Dana White…

Bohol candidate bags most awards in Miss Universe PH 2020 preliminaries

Katrina Hallare - Inquirer.net 10/24/2020

MANILA, Philippines —  Bohol beauty Pauline Amelinckx bagged the most awards in the preliminaries of the Miss Universe Philippines 2020 pageant. In the event held Friday in Baguio City, Amelinckx got four out of the nine awards…

Tropical Depression Quinta expected to intensify; Signal No. 1 in Catanduanes

Katrina Hallare 10/24/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 1 was raised over Catanduanes as Tropical Depression Quinta is expected to intensify as it slightly accelerated over the Philippine Sea, the state weather bureau said Saturday. In its…

Health is economy

Ernesto M. Pernia - @inquirerdotnet 10/24/2020

Health is wealth,” though a cliché, has scarcely been uttered during this coronavirus pandemic. Not surprising as it has become second nature to individuals, while what we have is a public health crisis. So more appropriate is…

Stay home or go on vacation? Senators want clarity on gov’t policy

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 10/23/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Senators have requested the executive branch to clarify its position on restrictions in terms of the public’s movement amid the pandemic. “May we be clarified about the position of the government if they are…

Consumers threaten FDA with graft charges over e-cigs and heated tobacco rules

Inquirer.net 10/23/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) continues to face backlash from stakeholders who are now threatening to file graft charges before the Ombudsman following the regulatory agency’s admission of receiving funds from foreign vested…

Fitch: Shell refinery shutdown spells gloom for vulnerable PH

Ronnel W. Domingo - @inquirerdotnet 10/23/2020

The ripple effect from the permanent shutdown of Shell’s refinery in Tabangao town, Batangas province, in the Philippine economy will be far-reaching, leaving the country exposed to global oil price fluctuations while weakening its potential to attract…

IATF approves resumption of motorcycle-taxi pilot study

Darryl John Esguerra 10/23/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of the Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) has approved the resumption of motorcycle taxi pilot study. This means motorcycle-taxi firms like Angkas and Joyride can now operate and…

Low LET passers? Those attracted to profession are not ‘best and brightest’

Maila Ager - Reporter / @MAgerINQ 10/22/2020

MANILA,  Philippines — One reason why the passing rate in the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) is going down could be because those “attracted” to the teaching profession are “not the best and the brightest.” Runvi Manguerra,…

Students accuse DepEd of ‘washing hands‘ of distance education issues

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 10/22/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) accused the Department of Education (DepEd) of trying to avoid accountability for the challenges posed by distance and blended learning on the mental health of…

New scam? Online sellers warned vs ‘clients’ using fake bank deposit slips

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 10/22/2020

MANILA, Philippines — An online entrepreneur has raised an alarm against what seemed to be the latest scam yet in the digital market by way of using a hoax deposit slip to claim proof of payment for…

PH virus response fails to make IMF cut

Ben O. de Vera - Reporter / @bendeveraINQ 10/22/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Although it imposed the longest and most stringent COVID-19 lockdown in the Asia-Pacific region, the delay in mass testing and dodgy contact tracing failed to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus in the…

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