EJ Obiena wins silver at ISTAF Berlin as gold streak ends

Rommel Fuertes Jr. - @inquirerdotnet 09/05/2022

MANILA, Philippines-EJ Obiena continued his winning ways after snagging the silver medal at the ISTAF Berlin on Monday (Manila time). Obiena cleared 5.81 meters on his second attempt to gain his sixth medal in two weeks. His second-place…

Man drives into Berlin crowd, killing teacher, injuring 14 students

Reuters 06/09/2022

BERLIN — A 29-year-old man drove into a crowd of people in Berlin on Wednesday, killing a teacher and injuring 14 of her students, as his car twice veered onto a pavement in a popular shopping district,…

‘Imagine’ marks 50 years with lyric projected on landmarks

Reuters 09/09/2021

LONDON — A lyric from John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s “Imagine” has been projected on buildings around the world to mark 50 years since the late Beatle released the famed track and album. From the Houses of…

Women activists won’t take manspreading sitting down

Agence France Presse 02/27/2021

BERLIN—A man lounges across two seats on a crowded Berlin train, oblivious to his surroundings—until the two women opposite him suddenly spread their legs, revealing a message on their trousers: “Stop spreading.” Feminist activists Elena Buscaino and…

EJ Obiena wins second gold in Germany

Mark Giongco - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ 02/08/2021

MANILA, Philippines — EJ Obiena was at it again with another pole vault gold in Germany on Sunday night. The Tokyo Olympian delivered a second consecutive golden performance after clearing 5.68 meters in the PSD Bank Indoor…

Road rage in Berlin as cyclists clog streets in pandemic

Agence France Presse 01/04/2021

It was rush hour on a gray morning in Berlin and a stream of cyclists are gliding along Friedrichstrasse, the fabled shopping street that runs through the city center. “Move!” one of them yelled after illegally mounting…

German Santas hope to bring cheer despite masks

Reuters 12/06/2020

BERLIN – A group of Germans dressed as Santa Claus and angels who rent themselves out over the Christmas period gathered in Berlin on Saturday, keen to spread joy and practice their “Ho-ho-hos” even though they have…

Ray of festive cheer: Santa Claus feeds the fish in Berlin

AP 12/16/2019

Santa has taken a dive in Berlin. A diver dressed as Father Christmas — and a companion dressed as an angel — descended into the tank at the Sea Life aquarium in Berlin on Thursday to offer…

Compassion or fatigue

Jason A. Baguia 06/03/2016

Having voted last May 9, 2016 at the Philippine embassy in Berlin, I strolled through the German capital’s west, stopping shortly past noon at the Kaiser-Wilhelm Memorial Church. Curiosity about its broken spire ushered me into the…

Germany eyes free Wi-Fi in parks, public places

05/15/2016

Berlin – Try looking for a free Wi-Fi connection in the café down the street in Germany and, more likely than not, there isn’t one. Forget about looking for open connections in parks or at key monuments.…

PH delegation generates new outsourcing leads

04/14/2016

The Philippine delegation to the largest international information technology (IT) expo said it has generated several investment leads in the form of outsourcing possibilities and potential inbound visits, indicating that the Philippines is still a viable destination…

Lav Diaz’s film wins at Berlin Film Fest

02/21/2016

LAV Diaz’s recent opus, the eight-hour “Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis (Lullaby to Sorrowful Mystery)” wins the Alfred Bauer Prize for work of particular innovation in the 66th Berlin International Film Festival, the Agence France-Presse reported on Sunday…

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