No. 1 in World Risk Index 2022

Guillermo M. Luz - @inquirerdotnet 10/20/2022

This is one global ranking list where we would not want to be ranked No. 1. The World Risk Index 2022 (released September) ranked the Philippines first in the world in risk among 193 countries worldwide (representing…

Philippines’ Alexandra Mae Rosales captures 2022 Miss Supermodel Worldwide title

Armin Adina 10/16/2022

MANILA, Philippines—Alexandra Mae Rosales of the Philippines was crowned Miss Supermodel Worldwide at the Leela Palace Hotel in Jaipur, India, on Oct. 15 (Oct. 16 in Manila). She bested 16 other aspirants from different parts of the…

Declining, clashing, or rejuvenating?

Andrew Sheng - @inquirerdotnet 08/29/2022

We have been here before—catastrophe, carnage, collapse, climate calamities, war. This hottest summer of discontent is a prelude to a freezing winter of gas shortage, inflation, and more conflicts. As Europe, China, and parts of America are…

Grandchild or $650,000: Indian couple sues son

Agence France Presse 05/12/2022

DEHRADUN, India — An Indian couple are taking their son to court demanding that he and his wife produce either a grandchild within a year or cough up almost $650,000. Sanjeev and Sadhana Prasad say that they…

New coach confident of Malditas’ chances in Mumbai Asian Cup

Glendale G. Rosal 01/20/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Alen Stajcic, the head coach of the Philippine Women’s National Football Team (PWNFT) Malditas expressed optimism about his team amidst the challenges they are facing ahead of their campaign in the AFC Women’s…

PH Navy acquires cruise missiles from India for $374M

Dexter Cabalza 01/16/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The government has awarded a $374-million (P19 billion) contract to India to equip the Philippine Navy with the world’s fastest supersonic cruise missiles. In a Facebook post on Friday, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said…

FACES OF CEBU: Madette Villasencio, 31, World’s Highest Motorable Passes in India conqueror

Immae Lachica 11/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— This Cebuana just conquered the nine World’s Highest Motorable Passes in India as a pillion rider of her husband.  Madette Villasencio, 31, originally from Minglanilla Cebu and  now living in India for five years, shared…

Philippine Malditas see uphill battle in AFC Women’s Asian Cup in India

Glendale G. Rosal 10/30/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Women’s National Football Team will have their backs against the wall after being grouped with formidable foes in the 2022 Asian Footbal Confederation (AFC) Women’s Asian Cup in India.  The official…

PH Malditas need a draw against Hong Kong to barge into Women’s Asian Cup in India

Glendale G. Rosal 09/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Malditas or the Philippine Women’s National Football Team only needs a draw against Hong Kong tomorrow to book a ticket to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women’s Asian Cup in India…

PH extends travel ban on India, 6 other countries until July 31

Daphne Galvez 07/14/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Amid the threat of the feared Delta variant of COVID-19, the Philippines extended travel restrictions imposed on inbound travelers from India and six other countries until July 31, 2021, Malacañang said Wednesday. The travel…

Lightning kills 76 in India, including selfie-takers near famous fort

Agence France Presse 07/14/2021

NEW DELHI — Several people reportedly taking selfies near a historical fort in northern India were among nearly 80 killed by lightning strikes during the early stages of the annual monsoon season, officials said Monday. Deadly lightning strikes are…

South Asia crosses 30 million COVID-19 cases as India battles second wave

Reuters 05/28/2021

BENGALURU — Coronavirus infections in the South Asia region surpassed 30 million on Friday, according to a Reuters tally of official data, led by India which is struggling with a second COVID-19 wave and a vaccine shortage…

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