EJ Obiena wins second gold in five days

June Navarro 08/29/2022

Pole vaulter Ernest John Obiena seized another gold medal in a span of five days, this time in the True Athletes Classic 2022 in Leverkusen, Germany. The world’s No. 3 vaulter hurdled 5.81 meters on his second…

Obiena: Knee surgery successful

Glendale G. Rosal 01/13/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Embattled pole vault star Ernest John “EJ” Obiena recently announced that the surgery for his left knee was successful and he looks forward to the January 28 Init Indoor Meeting in Karlsruhe, Germany.…

Death toll in rises to 168 in Germany and Belgium floods

Reuters 07/18/2021

ERFTSTADT, Germany/WASSENBERG, Germany — The death toll in devastating flooding in western Germany and Belgium rose to at least 168 on Saturday after burst rivers and flash floods this week collapsed houses and ripped up roads and…

Julia Montes tells story behind long break from showbiz

Doris Mondragon - Content Specialist 07/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Mara Hautea Schnittka, more popularly known for her screen name Julia Montes, shares the story behind her decision to take a time off from show business in her recent interview with MEGA Entertainment…

Countries halting AstraZeneca vaccine

Agence France Presse 03/16/2021

PARIS — A dozen countries, including France, Italy and Germany, have suspended AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 shots because of fears over blood clots and other possible side effects. The company insisted on Monday there is no risk, and the…

EJ Obiena wins second gold in Germany

Mark Giongco - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ 02/08/2021

MANILA, Philippines — EJ Obiena was at it again with another pole vault gold in Germany on Sunday night. The Tokyo Olympian delivered a second consecutive golden performance after clearing 5.68 meters in the PSD Bank Indoor…

Not for women

Kay Rivera - @inquirerdotnet 01/18/2021

Last week, President Duterte regaled us with yet more of his thoughts on women. His proclamation that the presidency was not suited for women because of the latter’s “emotional set-up” was the latest in a string of…

From the lab to the jab: How BioNTech-Pfizer won the vaccine race

Reuters 12/27/2020

BERLIN — It was over breakfast on the wintry morning of January 24 that Ozlem Tureci and her husband Ugur Sahin decided, “we need to fire the starting gun on this.” Sahin “had concluded from a publication…

Germany reports first case of coronavirus variant spreading in Britain

Reuters 12/26/2020

FRANKFURT — A new variant of the pandemic SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that has been spreading rapidly in Britain has been found in Germany for the first time, the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg said on Thursday. The infected person…

US to start vaccinating as Germany returns to partial lockdown

12/14/2020

Kalamazoo, United States—The United States prepared to start its Covid-19 vaccination program on Monday, December 14, 2020, as the nation’s death toll edged towards 300,000, while Germany announced a partial lockdown over the holidays due to an…

UN: Philippines gets P182 million int’l aid for typhoon victims

Frances Mangosing - Reporter / @FMangosingINQ 11/20/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The United Nations (UN) has announced P182 million worth of aid to typhoon victims in the Philippines. The European Union, Sweden, Australia, United States, Germany, and New Zealand were among those that extended assistance…

Plane crashes into a residential building in Germany; 3 dead

Reuters 07/26/2020

WESEL, Germany — A small aircraft crashed into a residential building in the German state of North-Rhine Westphalia, killing three people and injuring a child, police said on Saturday (25 July). The roof of the apartment building…

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