In difficult times

Jose Ma. Montelibano - @inquirerdotnet 09/23/2022

Except for about 5 million families in the Philippines, the balance of about 21 million is too vulnerable because of the current economic conditions. With that many households looking to the government for varying levels of support,…

Our umbilical core

Fatima Gimenez - @inquirerdotnet 08/08/2022

Recently, I came across an article about Kayla Sanchez, a 21-year-old Olympic swimmer of Filipino descent who decided to uproot herself from Canada to become part of Team Pilipinas. My one immediate thought was how fortunate she…

Filipinos in Israel told to be cautious, alert after Gaza air strikes

Jean Mangaluz 08/07/2022

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Embassy in Israel on Saturday advised Filipinos to stay safe and remain vigilant following a series of air strikes in Gaza. Palestinian militants earlier fired dozens of rockets at Israel on Friday,…

Macau mandatory COVID testing for Filipinos ‘purely a health issue’

John Eric Mendoza 07/24/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The mandatory COVID-19 testing of Filipinos in Macau is “purely a health issue,” the Philippine Consulate General in China’s Special Administrative Region said in a statement issued on Saturday. “And yet there are those who remain…

SEA Games: 2 more golds secured as Filipinos clash in 10-ball events

Mark Giongco - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ 05/20/2022

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippines will get to keep its titles in both 10-ball events at the 31st Southeast Asian Games in Vietnam. In the women’s 10-ball singles category, Chezka Centeno and Rubilen Amit clash in the final for…

37 Filipinos en route to Poland for repatriation to PH – DFA

Christia Marie Ramos 02/25/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Thirty-seven Filipinos are now being transported out of Ukraine’s capital Kyiv for eventual repatriation to the Philippines following Russia’s invasion of the eastern European country, a foreign affairs official said Friday. The Filipinos are…

49 Filipinos still in Afghanistan amid Taliban takeover; 158 evacuated — DFA

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 08/21/2021

MANILA, Philippines — An estimated 49 Filipinos are still in Afghanistan while 158 have already left or were evacuated amid the takeover of the Taliban, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Saturday. According to the DFA’s…

DOH: Nearly 4.7M Filipinos already vaccinated vs COVID-19

Neil Arwin Mercado 05/28/2021

  MANILA, Philippines — Nearly 4.7 million individuals have so far been vaccinated against COVID-19, the Department of Health (DOH) reported Friday, May 28, 2021. “We were able to vaccinate already almost 4.7 million individuals. We are…

69% of Filipinos believe worst of pandemic is over, SWS survey says

Consuelo Marquez 02/12/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Sixty-nine percent of Filipinos believed that the worst is already behind them with regards to the Covid-19 pandemic, which infected a total of 543,282 people nationwide. In its poll results on Thursday, February 11,…

PH eyeing to vaccinate at least 5 million Filipinos by June

Krissy Aguilar 01/14/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The government targets to inoculate at least 5 million Filipinos by June in a bid to give protection to the population especially amid a mutation of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus causing COVID-19, Malacañang said Thursday.…

The Philippines is not a poor country

Gideon Lasco - @inquirerdotnet 01/01/2021

You have people say it over and over again that the Philippines is a poor country, and thus we shouldn’t expect to have the things that richer countries have. Like good health care, such as that of…

Hope even in darkness, poverty and suffering, Duterte tells Filipinos

Darryl John Esguerra - Reporter / @DJEsguerraINQ 12/24/2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Christmas eve urged Filipinos to draw hope from Christ’s birth as the country faces the COVID-19 pandemic. In his Christmas message, Duterte, criticized for his crass language and for having called…

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