Ritmik Jimnastiks La Sugbo rules Gensan Gymnastics Virtual International Cup

Glendale G. Rosal 09/03/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu’s very own Ritmik Jimnastiks La Sugbo dominated four age groups in the Gensan Gymnastics Virtual International Cup 2021 which ran from August 26 to 29. The major virtual rhythmic gymnastics tournament…

Seven killed after quake rocks Indonesia’s Java island

Agence France Presse 04/12/2021

JAKARTA — At least seven people were killed after a 6.0 magnitude quake struck off the coast of Indonesia’s main Java island Saturday, as the country reels from a cyclone disaster in another part of the archipelago.…

Switching places

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 03/16/2021

Years ago, I opened an article with a saying you’ve probably heard, which says: “Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach.” A reader’s response to a recent article once again brought to mind that quote, originally…

Indonesian village turns red as floods hit batik-manufacturing hub

Reuters 02/07/2021

JAKARTA — A surreal, blood-red river inundated the Indonesian village of Jenggot after floods hit a nearby batik factory on Saturday, causing a frenzy on social media. Thousands of users on Twitter shared photos and videos of…

Two wheels and a flat

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 02/02/2021

Within the space of a year, our economy moved from being at the front of the pack of our comparable neighbors, to being at the tail end. Somehow, we squandered the hard-won head start we already enjoyed…

8 made to dig graves in Indonesia as punishment for not wearing face masks

The Jakarta Post 09/16/2020

Local authorities in Indonesia’s Gresik regency, East Java, have ordered eight people to dig graves for those who have died of COVID-19 as punishment for not wearing face masks in public. Cerme district head, Suyono, said that…

Man who did nothing for 2 hours gets 3 million views on YouTube

Inquirer.net 08/16/2020

A man from Indonesia has racked up millions of views on YouTube for literally doing nothing. Muhammad Didit uploaded a video of himself just staring into space last July 10 on his YouTube channel sobat miskin official.…

Gov’t urged to allow ‘shielded’ motorcycle taxis

Melvin Gascon - Philippine Daily Inquirer 06/17/2020

MANILA, Philippines — A Quezon City lawmaker on Tuesday urged the government to allow motorcycle taxis to operate provided these come with a plastic shield between the driver and passenger. In a statement, Rep. Precious Hipolito-Castelo called…

233 more OFWs displaced by virus crisis return home

Christia Marie Ramos - INQUIRER.net 04/20/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Two hundred thirty-three overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from Indonesia, Kenya and Singapore arrived in the Philippines Sunday night, bringing the total of OFWs repatriated amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic to 16,911. In…

Balance of youth, experience as Gilas unveils Final 12 for Indonesia game

Dennison Rey A. Dalupang 02/20/2020

MANILA, Philippines–Gilas Pilipinas will tap into its wealth of experience when it goes up against Indonesia this Sunday, February 23, 2020, for the last remaining match in the first window of the Fiba Asia Cup 2021 qualifiers.…

Indonesian city carries out condom raids to prevent ‘free sex’ on New Year’s Eve

The Jakarta Post/Asia News Network 01/01/2020

MAKASSAR, Indonesia — Personnel of Makassar Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) conducted raids at several convenience stores in Makassar, South Sulawesi on Monday night, December 30, 2019, to confiscate condoms in a bid to prevent “negative acts”…

SEA Games: Gilas overcomes slow start, holds off Indonesia in 3×3

Mark Giongco‎ - INQUIRER.net 12/01/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Gilas Pilipinas Men bucked a slow start to scrape past a game Indonesian side, 21-17, in the 30th Southeast Asian Games 3×3 basketball event Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The…

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