Will it be Mike or Joey for Cebu City’s admin group?

Doris Bongcac and Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Questions as to who will be the administration camp’s candidate for Cebu City mayor will already be answered in the next few days. An insider said that an “important” announcement will be made…

Hontiveros to focus on skills development in role with Phoenix

Bong Lozada 04/03/2021

MANILA, Philippines—Phoenix was already one of the league’s best-shooting teams in the 2020 PBA Philippine Cup but the club isn’t stopping at just that. Prior to the implementation of enhanced community quarantine, the Fuel Masters added legend…

‘Fight me instead, coward!:’ Pacquiao dares attackers of Asian-Americans

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 04/01/2021

MANILA, Philippines — “Ako labanan mo, duwag! (Fight me instead, you coward!) ” Boxing champ-turned-politician Senator Manny Pacquiao on Thursday issued this challenge to attackers of Filipinos and other Asian-Americans in the United States amid rising anti-Asian…

Cebu City to provide additional budget for NOAH Complex

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines —Cebu City will be providing an additional budget for the New Oasis for Adaptation and a Home (NOAH) Complex, the biggest isolation center in the city for asymptomatic Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients. This…

NOAH administrators: facility is not perfect, patients can help

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The administrators of the New Oasis for Adaptation and a Home (NOAH) Complex said they were aware of the complaints of patients at the NOAH Complex over the situation of the facility. In…

Hontiveros tells CHR to probe police ‘rescue’ of Lumad students in Cebu City

Neil Arwin Mercado 02/16/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) should look into the supposed rescue operation conducted by the police on several members of an indigenous people’s group in an educational center in the University of San…

After AFP’s blooper, Hontiveros asks: Is military not using its intel fund properly?

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 01/25/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Risa Hontiveros on Monday questioned how the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) utilizes its intelligence fund in light of its recent mistake involving an inaccurate list of University of the Philippines (UP)…

Robredo, Go, Ramon Ang among names Filipinos eyeing to run as president for 2022 — research firm

Katrina Hallare - Reporter / @KHallareINQ 12/19/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo, Senator Christopher “Bong” Go and businessman Ramon Ang are some of the big names Filipinos are eyeing to run as President Rodrigo Duterte’s successor in the 2022 national polls, according…

Citing PH medal haul, Sotto nixes probe of SEA Games deal

DJ Yap - Reporter / @deejayapINQ 11/14/2020

Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Friday thumbed down Sen. Risa Hontiveros’ call for a full-blown investigation of alleged irregularities in the construction of sports facilities for the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games which was hosted by…

Protect Filipino female seafarers and cadettes from sexual harassment and violence

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 10/13/2020

  Employers must have effective mechanisms and guidelines to promptly address sexual harassment and violence incidents  committed against female seafarers and cadettes. The Women in Maritime Philippines (WiMaPhil) raised the issue during the recent online public forum…

P1B lost to overpriced PPE deals? File charges, Palace tells Hontiveros

Darryl John Esguerra - Reporter / @DJEsguerraINQ 09/17/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Thursday called on Senator Risa Hontiveros to file appropriate charges if she has enough evidence to show that the government purchased five million imported personal protective equipment (PPEs) sets from the months…

9.7K students to benefit from Cebu City’s scholarship program

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government has signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with 19 schools in the city for scholarship program of over 9,700 students in the city. Mayor Edgardo Labella led the signing…

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