Are Filipinos too selfish?

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 03/07/2023

Are we Filipinos generally more self-centered and selfish than other Asians? Is this a cultural flaw of ours that has kept our country from progressing at the same pace that most of our neighbors have done over…

Keep going

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 03/05/2023

The story is told about a 4-year-old boy who was excited to go to the beach and kept asking: “Dad, are we there yet?” After so many times saying that they will be there soon, the father…

Creative lessons from Korea

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 02/21/2023

It seems hard to believe now, but Filipinos on the average were twice richer than South Koreans back in 1965. Data from countryeconomy.com show average income (GDP per capita) in the Philippines then at $211, and $108…

PH Embassy in Turkey taps search-and-rescue teams for missing Filipino, children

Zacarian Sarao - Reporter / @zacariansINQ 02/12/2023

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, on Sunday said it has sought the assistance of search-and-rescue teams to determine the status of a Filipino woman and her children who are still missing and are…

2 Filipinos hurt in Turkey after massive earthquake — DFA

Daniza Fernandez 02/08/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Two Filipinos in Turkey were hurt following the massive earthquake that jolted the foreign nation. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) issued the remark on Tuesday evening, noting that the individuals are currently fine.…

VP Sara Duterte’s New Year’s message to Pinoys: Carry on with resiliency, bayanihan spirit

Beatrice Pinlac - @inquirerdotnet 01/01/2023

MANILA, Philippines – To mark her first New Year’s Day as the country’s second-in-command, Vice President Sara Duterte urged Filipinos to remain rooted to “our sense of nationhood, enduring spirit of bayanihan and unshakeable resiliency” in 2023.…

PH a ‘fried-food nation’ this holiday, study suggests

Alden M. Monzon - @inquirerdotnet 12/28/2022

Products associated with fried food  topped the list of Filipinos’ purchases from sari-sari stores this holiday season, according to a study by Philippine startup Packworks and sociocultural research firm Fourth Wall. Packaged dipping sauces or sawsawan had the highest consumption rate…

23,000 Filipinos to get jobs should Pogos be banned — Gatchalian

Zacarian Sarao - Reporter / @zacariansINQ 11/27/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Sherwin Gatchalian on Sunday said the 23,000 Filipinos who will be displaced should the government ban Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (Pogos) will be given employment. READ: 23,000 Filipinos to lose jobs once POGOs leave, group warns…

Crisis of leaders, crisis of voters

Joel Ruiz Butuyan - @inquirerdotnet 11/17/2022

The United States has just gone through one of the most consequential midterm elections in its recent history. Filipinos are keenly interested in the elections in the so-called land of milk and honey, even if we are…

Robin Padilla confused with popularity of K-dramas: ‘Mas pogi naman kami’

Dana Cruz 10/21/2022

Robin Padilla admits being puzzled with the popularity of Korean-made shows among Filipinos, as he stated that Filipino are more “handsome” than Korean talents. Padilla asked Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) chair Tirso Cruz III…

Taiwan seeks more English language teachers

Mary Beatrice Umlas 10/09/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Taiwan is looking for more English language teachers and its de facto embassy in the Philippines, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (Teco), urged Filipinos to join its Foreign English Teacher Program. “We welcome more teachers…

Filipinos shoulder up to 44.7% of medical costs even with PhilHealth

Zacarian Sarao - Reporter / @zacariansINQ 10/06/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Filipinos still shoulder out-of-pocket expenditures ranging from 34 to 44.7 percent, according to the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth). Out-of-pocket expenditures are expenses paid by an individual not covered by the health insurance, in this case,…

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