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…

Filipino toxic traits we should all stop in 2021

Immae Lachica 12/24/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines– Filipinos are known for their hospitality. It is just one of the many beautiful traits Filipinos are known for, but there are some traits Filipinos do have that are not that appealing. Read:…

Food porn, poverty porn, and Christmas

Ma. Ceres P. Doyo - @inquirerdotnet 12/17/2020

While the hungry and homeless poor may not see Facebook posts showing food-laden Christmas tables and trumpeted proofs of how exceedingly blessed we are (that’s an editorial we)—healthy, wealthy, happy, etc.—we can hold back a little out…

Survey: Filipinos connected to social media almost 4 hours daily

Cathrine Gonzales 11/20/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Filipinos spend the most time using social media, a report by Statista, a German market, and consumer data company said. In its report dated November 17, Statista said that based on data from a…

As Ulysses leaves trail of destruction, Duterte says Filipinos can rise up

Consuelo Marquez - Reporter / @ConsINQ 11/14/2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday said Filipinos can rise up from the destruction brought by Typhoon Ulysses that also left 39 people dead and at least 20 missing in most Luzon areas. “Alam ko na kailangan…

NDRRMC: 31.9 million Filipinos affected by Typhoon Rolly

Jeanette Andrade - @inquirerdotnet 11/01/2020

MANILA, Philippines — With over a quarter of the country’s total population projected to be on super typhoon Rolly’s path, government agencies scrambled on Sunday to be all hands on deck to brace for impact. At a…

The search for the missing seafarers of GULF LIVESTOCK 1

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 09/15/2020

  “Hana ni ta magawid ayu nga mapmaphod tapnu muntitiggawan tuu.” It is the Ifugao translation of “We hope you come home safe so we could see each other again”, a message  that my friend  Maya Addug-Sanchez…

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