Man shoots 12-year-old girl for interrupted TV watching in Cavite

John Eric Mendoza 09/19/2021

MANILA, Philippines — A 12-year-old girl in Imus City, Cavite is now in a hospital after she was shot by a man whose online television watching was interrupted on Friday night. A police report said suspect Reynaldo…

Dennis Orcollo, Carlo Biado make US Open semis

Mark Giongco - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ 09/18/2021

MANILA, Philippines—Dennis Orcollo and Carlo Biado are one win away from arranging an all-Filipino title showdown at the US Open Pool Championship at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City, New Jersey. Orcollo beat a pair of Austrians in Mario…

Pacquiao to gov’t: Give our health workers what’s due them

Jan Escosio (contributor) - @inquirerdotnet 09/18/2021

MANILA, Philippines  — Give our health workers what they deserve in salaries and benefits. Senator Manny Pacquiao issued this urgent appeal to the national government to immediately release the additional P1.23 billion for the special risk allowance…

Comelec says no alternative voting for COVID patients

John Eric Mendoza 09/18/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has declined to allow COVID-19 positive patients to vote online or via text message, its spokesperson James Jimenez said on Friday. “As to the possibility of alternative means of…

Four Filipinos reach US Open 9-ball Round of 16

Bong Lozada - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ 09/17/2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippines will be well represented in the Round of 16 of the 2021 US Open Pool Championship with Dennis Orcollo, Johann Chua, Carlo Biado, and Rodrigo Geronimo advancing to the knockout stage. Orcollo, the 2014…

Gov’t irons out VaxCertPH system for launch in more regions

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 09/17/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The government is eyeing to soon launch VaxCertPH or the country’s portal for the issuance of digital COVID-19 vaccination certificates in more regions after it irons out the system and the data sent by…

DOH urges Comelec to allow online voting for COVID-positive voters

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 09/17/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) called on the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Friday to have alternative modes of voting—such as virtual means—as it stressed its stand that COVID-19 positive patients should not be…

‘Napapaso ba kayo?’: Gordon hits ‘Atty. Duterte’ for defending Yang, others in Pharmally deals

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 09/17/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Richard Gordon on Friday slammed President Rodrigo Duterte for his repeated defense of his former economic adviser, Michael Yang, and other personalities being tagged in the government’s controversial deals with a foreign-led company.…

Senators ask why PCOO needs funds for ‘academy’

Melvin Gascon - Correspondent / @melvingasconINQ 09/17/2021

After being accused of maintaining troll farms, the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) now wants funding for a “government communications academy.” This raised eyebrows among some senators who called for the scrapping of the PCOO’s proposed P265-million…

Corruption scandals under Duterte: From whiff to helplessness

Kurt Dela Peña - Content Researcher Writer / @inquirerdotnet 09/16/2021

MANILA, Philippines—The transition of President Rodrigo Duterte from tough talk to seeming helplessness against corruption was palpable. The President, who once declared he won’t condone even a “whiff” of corruption, has been drawn to saying “you cannot…

‘The Bodyguard’ movie gets a Hollywood remake

Reuters 09/16/2021

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “The Bodyguard,” the 1992 movie that launched the acting career of the late Whitney Houston and featured her most famous song, is getting a reboot. Hollywood movie studio Warner Bros. said on Wednesday…

QC convent has 114 COVID-19 cases – 64 nuns and 50 workers

Zacarian Sarao 09/16/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Religious of the Virgin Mary (RVM) convent in Cubao, Quezon City, has 114 individuals — 64 nuns and 50 staff members — who have contracted COVID-19, according to a post on Wednesday on…

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