1 hurt after passenger vessel docking in Batangas catches fire — PCG

John Eric Mendoza, Madonna Virola 08/27/2022

MANILA, Philippines — A 44-year-old female passenger of a vessel was rushed to a hospital after a roll-on-roll-off (Ro-Ro) ship docked at the Batangas anchorage area caught on fire on Friday evening, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) reported.…

COVID-19 positivity rate up in Metro Manila, 9 other areas — OCTA

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 07/01/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The COVID-19 positivity rate from June 25 to June 29 in 10 areas in the country has increased, independent pandemic monitor OCTA Research said on Friday. Seven of the areas also breached the World Health…

Devotion to Our Lady of Caysasay and Ma-Cho, Chinese patron saint of seafarers

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 06/28/2022

Paying homage to Lady of Caysasay in Batangas and Ma-Cho in La Union is a confluence of tradition practiced by both Filipinos and Tsinoys in simultaneous Christian and Chinese rituals. Dr. Christina Lee, Ph.D, presented the linkage between…

F2 Logistics notches hard-earned win against feisty CPS in Champions League

Glendale G. Rosal 11/20/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — After enduring almost a two-year hiatus, the vaunted F2 Logistics Cargo Movers bagged their first hard-earned victory against a feisty young California Precision Sports (CPS), 25-21, 25-14, 25-19, in the inaugural Philippine National…

Derek and Ellen Ramsay share their hilarious first night as newlyweds

Doris Mondragon 11/12/2021

CEBU, Philippines—Derek and Ellen Ramsay on Friday, November 12, took to Instagram to share about their first night as newlyweds.  The celebrity couple reveal, while laughing, that they have slept in the same room with Ellen’s mom. …

Dimples and her daughter Callie in twinning snaps

Doris Mondragon 11/10/2021

CEBU, Philippines—Actress Dimples Romana shares bonding moments with her daughter Callie Ahmee in an Instagram photo dump.  “Banking now on more twinning photos with my Ate @callieahmee because she leaves for soon #sepanxisreal,” she wrote. Dimples and…

Filbasket moves to Subic from Batangas due to COVID-19 restrictions

Glendale G. Rosal 10/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The much-awaited kickoff of the inaugural season of the Filipino Basketball League or FilBasket will be moved to another venue due to COVID-19 restrictions. From Splendido in Laurel, Batangas, the league will be moved to…

Basilan Peace Riders to play for Almeria Int’l in Filbasket tourney in Batangas

Glendale G. Rosal 09/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Almeria International Construction Corporation (AICC) basketball team tapped the reigning Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup south champions, the Basilan Peace Riders, to fill-in their roster for the upcoming Filbasket inaugural season in  Laurel, Batangas on…

Healthcare workers in NCR bubble, Cebu, Davao to get 400,000 Sinovac vaccines

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 03/26/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The government will be allocating most of the recently delivered 400,000 vaccine doses of Sinovac BioTech for healthcare workers in areas most affected by new coronavirus variants, Malacañang said Friday. This includes healthcare workers in the…

BREAKING: Magnitude 6.3 quake shakes parts of Metro Manila, provinces on Christmas Day

Consuelo Marquez - Reporter / @ConsINQ 12/25/2020

MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 6.3 earthquake was recorded in several parts of Luzon on Friday morning, Christmas Day. In an initial bulletin, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the epicenter of the quake was…

Typhoon Rolly makes 4th landfall in Lobo, Batangas

Darryl John Esguerra - Reporter / @DJEsguerraINQ 11/01/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Typhoon Rolly made its 4th landfall in Lobo, Batangas, at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday,  the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) reported. “At this time, nasa kalupaan ito ng Batangas—ang sentro niya…

Planting is never fun

Victor T. Reyes - @inquirerdotnet 10/21/2020

Ask any lawyer what he wants to do after retirement and, most likely, he will tell you—farming. And that’s exactly what most of my lawyer friends and I did after semi-retiring from the very busy and tension-filled…

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