Minority senators seek probe on ‘extraordinary’ Grand Lotto draw

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 10/02/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Minority senators are seeking an investigation into the “extraordinary” Grand Lotto draw where 433 bettors all got the winning combination for the ₱236 million jackpot. Senate Minority Leader Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III and Senator…

Flowers and prayers for missing Filipino seafarers

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 09/27/2022

Seafaring is one of the most dangerous profession due to perils where some may go missing or die in maritime disasters or unknown reasons. “A job of a seafarer is not exactly a walk in the park,”…

Hontiveros urges Marcos to appoint DA chief to avert sugar crisis

Daniza Fernandez - Reporter / @DFernandezINQ 08/18/2022

MANILA, Philippines —  Senator Risa Hontiveros is urging President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. to appoint an agriculture secretary to prevent a looming sugar supply crisis. Marcos Jr. concurrently serves as the DA secretary. “This fiasco with the…

From 90, PhilHealth expands dialysis sessions to 144 for rest of 2022

Zacarian Sarao - @inquirerdotnet 07/30/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) has expanded its coverage of hemodialysis sessions from 90 to 144  for the remaining months of 2022. “The PhilHealth Board of Directors has recently approved the coverage of…

Rama on leave until June 3

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama is officially on leave until June 3, 2022. Acting Mayor Donaldo Hontiveros confirmed this in a phone interview with CDN Digital a day after Rama said he was…

Guidelines to revive sports scene in Cebu City released — CCSC chief

Glendale G. Rosal 03/18/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Sports Commission (CCSC) and the Cebu City government released the mandatory official guidelines for sports stakeholders to follow in reviving the vibrant sports scene in the city. On Friday, March…

Look at leadership of Magsaysay, Rama urges modern politicians

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/17/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Modern politicians are encouraged to look at the leadership of the late President Ramon Magsaysay, whose creed was clean and honest governance. Cebu City Mayor made this call as the city celebrated the…

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…

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