Blasts heard in Pag-asa Island after PH, China sea encounter

Frances Mangosing - Reporter / @FMangosingINQ 11/21/2022

MANILA, Philippines—A series of blasts was heard by residents of Philippine-occupied Pag-asa (Thitu) Island in the West Philippine Sea on Sunday (Nov. 20), strong enough to jolt the ground as it rippled into the island. A report…

Miller falters in Beijing Winter Olympics, vows to come back in 2026 in Italy

Glendale G. Rosal 02/17/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The two-time Olympian skier, Asa Miller vows to come back stronger and be more confident as he eyes the 2026 Winter Olympics in Milan and Cortina, Italy.  The 21-year-old Filipino-American skier faltered in his…

Fil-Am skier Asa Miller arrives in China for Winter Games

Glendale G. Rosal 02/02/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Filipino-American skier Asa Miller has started acclimatizing in China in preparation for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. The 21-year old Miller who is the country’s lone representative in the biennial games will vie…

Whitsun Reef: Duterte’s failed China policy

Richard Heydarian - @inquirerdotnet 04/20/2021

As long as you remain meek and humble,” claimed President Duterte shortly after one of his numerous meetings with China’s leaders, “[you] will have mercy [from China].” The former-mayor-turned-president has stood by his side of that bargain.…

A year after Wuhan lockdown, China reports small rise in Covid-19 cases

Reuters 01/23/2021

 SHANGHAI – China on Saturday reported a slight increase in new cases of Covid-19 as it marks the anniversary of the world’s first coronavirus lockdown, in the city of Wuhan where the disease emerged in late 2019.…

Parts of Beijing locked down due to fresh virus cluster

Agence France Presse 06/13/2020

BEIJING–Eleven residential estates in south Beijing have been locked down due to a fresh cluster of coronavirus cases linked to a nearby meat market, officials said on Saturday. Seven cases have so far been linked to Xinfadi…

DFA slaps China, tells Beijing to respect PH sovereignty

Frances Mangosing 04/30/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) virtually slapped China in the face, declaring that the Philippines was rejecting China’s naming of geographical features in Philippine territory in the Kalayaan Island Group and establishing…

Beijing names islands in disputed South China Sea

04/22/2020

BEIJING — China on Tuesday defended its naming of 80 islands and other geographical features in the South China Sea in a move likely to anger neighbors as the country asserts its territorial claims. A joint announcement…

CebuPac cancels flights to 5 major cities in mainland China

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/01/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu Pacific announced on Saturday, February 1, 2020, their decision to cancel all flights that are bound for five major cities in mainland China from February 2 to March 29 amid the spread…

A Beijing Tour We Can Learn From

Jobers Reynes Bersales 11/04/2019

I am not sure if this is done here to foreign tourists in Cebu. But if not, it should be. Over the weekend, I joined a small group of 25 well-heeled but budget-conscious Filipinos and Tsinoys on…

Argentina ousts France, plays Spain in Fiba World Cup final

AFP 09/14/2019

Argentina is one win away from its first Basketball World Cup title since 1950 after it brushed aside France 80-66 on Friday to set up a final with Spain. Earlier, NBA champion Marc Gasol saved Spain as…

Gilas PH faces Asian rival Iran

Musong R. CastiIlo - Philippine Daily Inquirer 09/08/2019

BEIJING—Nothing but some measure of respect is left to be salvaged for Gilas Pilipinas on Sunday night, and even that would be a tough task as the Filipinos battle many-time Asian champion Iran to close out their…

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