Invaluable lessons from Hidilyn Diaz’s victory

Solita Collas-Monsod - @inquirerdotnet 07/31/2021

The most significant event that happened this week, we can all agree, is Hidilyn Diaz’ triumph at the Tokyo Olympics, bringing the Philippines its first gold medal. This shrimp of a lady – all 4 foot, 11…

Illegal online sale of unregistered COVID-19 capsules and test kits uncovered; 100 boxes seized in Barangay Apas raid

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 06/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Around 100 boxes of capsules believed to be medicines for COVID-19 as well as rapid test kits valued at P200,000 were confiscated from a 25-year-old man during an entrapment operation in San Antonio…

Random Trivia Facts About Chinese New Year

Micah Sophia Marcellones 02/12/2021

As people around the globe start celebrating the 2021 Chinese New Year, here are some interesting facts about this much awaited event.  Chinese New Year is also called the Spring Festival  The celebration marks the beginning of…

I ‘aray’ you

Michael L. Tan - @inquirerdotnet 02/10/2021

This is an early Valentine’s column because, if you haven’t noticed, I only do my columns once a week now, i.e. no more Friday columns. Growing up Tsinoy (Chinese-Filipino), I would hear the Mandarin “wo ai ni”…

Mass exit of foreign nationals to impact tourism — BI

Inquirer.net 11/23/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Mass departures of foreigners due to the COVID-19 pandemic will continue until the end of the year and will have a major impact on the state of the country’s tourism, the Bureau of Immigration…

The new Chinese migration to the Philippines

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 10/25/2020

The rapid expansion of Philippine offshore gaming operators, better known as Pogos, under the Duterte administration, has brought into the country an unprecedented number of young Chinese workers from mainland China. No other nationality has maintained as…

US charges seven in wide-ranging Chinese hacking effort

Associated Press 09/17/2020

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday it has charged five Chinese residents and two Malaysian businessmen in a wide-ranging hacking effort that encompassed targets from videogames to pro-democracy activists. Federal prosecutors said the Chinese…

Modernity and its enemies

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 09/13/2020

In those crucial days in mid-December last year — when the first cases of the novel coronavirus began appearing in Wuhan, China — the protocol followed by the hospital authorities required them to immediately report the matter…

The ‘budol-budol’ nation

Segundo Eclar Romero - @inquirerdotnet 09/11/2020

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana announced this week that he has allowed Dito Telecommunity to establish cell towers inside Philippine military bases. Dito Communications is 40-percent owned by China Telecom, a state-run company of China. Lorenzana says Dito…

Chinese bus offers new evidence of airborne coronavirus spread—study

Agence France Presse 09/02/2020

A person on a poorly ventilated Chinese bus infected nearly two dozen other passengers with coronavirus even though many weren’t sitting close by, according to research published on Tuesday that offers fresh evidence the disease can spread…

Binay to DOH: Explain origin of COVID-19 infection in PH

Consuelo Marquez - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ 08/30/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Nancy Binay on Sunday slammed the Department of Health (DOH) for its pronouncement that it is too early to conclude that COVID-9-infected Chinese tourists, who visited the country this year, helped spread the…

Chinese ‘doctor’ nabbed with P10M ‘hot’ pharma products

Alven Marie A. Timtim 07/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A Chinese national was arrested by agents of the National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas Region (NBI-CEVRO) after he was caught with P10 million worth of pharmaceutical products that were not registered…

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