The virus finally caught up with me

Joel Ruiz Butuyan - @inquirerdotnet 08/30/2021

Before the first pandemic lockdown was imposed in March 2020, I hastily retreated from Makati City to my wife’s hometown in Alcala, Cagayan, hoping that I would have better chances of avoiding the virus from there. Last…

Trans-Asia’s new eco-friendly vessel plies Cebu-CDO-Cebu route

Christian Orellano 07/18/2021

The travel and tourism industry is one of the most affected industries during the pandemic. It has temporarily put everyone to a standstill. However, the Philippines being an archipelago with thousands of islands, relies on a reliable…

Keep them from drowning

Rosario A. Garcellano - @inquirerdotnet 11/21/2020

Tears flow aplenty in this season of grief. But the thing to do is to stop crying, you tell yourself. Stop crying for the couple in their 80s in Alcala, Cagayan, whose lives were upended by the…

Flood-proofing villages and households

Segundo Eclar Romero - @inquirerdotnet 11/20/2020

One reason the ability of the government to cope with “Ulysses” and other calamities is overstretched is because people who should be able to help themselves, or help one another, do not do so. The irony is…

Cebu mulls sending aid to Cagayan

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The economy in the Province of Cebu is barely recovering from the long quarantine brought by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), but Cebuanos are eager to help fellow Filipinos in typhoon struck areas…

LGUs ‘blindsided’: Aid rushed to Cagayan, Isabela

Villamor Visaya Jr. - Correspondent / @VillVisayaJrINQ 11/15/2020

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Philippines — Civil defense and local disaster officials on Saturday scrambled rescue teams to save thousands of people trapped in their homes, many on rooftops, appealing for help to escape rising waters as the…

#CagayanNeedsHelp trends as netizens cry for help

Katrina Hallare - Reporter / @KHallareINQ 11/14/2020

MANILA, Philippines — #CagayanNeedsHelp emerged as a top trending topic on social media after distressed residents appealed for help  amid massive flooding in the Cagayan Valley region due to Typhoon Ulysses. A tweet by @BTS_NamjinGguk7 showed parts…

The true meaning of trees

Joel Ruiz Butuyan - @inquirerdotnet 10/19/2020

Seven months of quarantine restrictions have given me and my wife the time to embark on a wonderful hobby that we would not have been able to do under the work schedule I had before the pandemic.…

Duterte orders part of Fuga Island allotted for PH Navy base

Frances Mangosing - Reporter / @FMangosingINQ 08/10/2020

MANILA, Philippines—President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (Ceza) to set aside a portion of Fuga Island in Cagayan province for use as a base by the Philippine Navy. On Monday (Aug. 10), Vice…

Tropical Depression Carina: Signal No. 1 up in 3 areas

Catherine Gonzales - Inquirer.net 07/13/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Tropical Depression Carina is forecast to turn northwestward and move over the Luzon Strait, passing close to the northeastern portion of Cagayan and Babuyan Islands between Monday night and Tuesday morning, according to the state weather…

I Live by Faith, Not by Sight

PR 02/18/2020

MANILA, PHILIPPINES- Whether you’re raising your glass to romance or celebrating your independence, let love come in the form of special food delivery from the best on-demand food service, foodpanda. February is the best excuse to order all…

Marawi residents welcome Duterte’s ‘No extension of Martial Law’ announcement

Froilan Gallardo 12/11/2019

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines — The news that President Rodrigo Duterte would not extend Martial Law in Mindanao was widely cheered by war-weary residents in Marawi City in Lanao del Sur on Tuesday. “Its about time.…

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