Pricey onions and neglected farms

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 12/13/2022

Former senator Kiko Pangilinan hit the news recently when he tweeted on prices he witnessed in Thailand in late September. “Last week sa Bangkok, 50 baht o 85 pesos 1 kilo ng bawang (garlic). 35 baht o…

Indonesia’s Semeru volcano erupts, people warned to stay away

Reuters 12/05/2022

JAKARTA — Indonesia’s Semeru volcano on Java island erupted early on Sunday, spewing a column of ash 1.5 km (1 miles) into the air, prompting authorities to warn residents to stay away from the eruption area. Indonesia’s…

Indonesia set to penalize sex outside marriage in overhaul of criminal code

Reuters 12/03/2022

JAKARTA — Indonesia’s parliament is expected to pass a new criminal code this month that will penalize sex outside marriage with a punishment of up to one year in jail, officials have confirmed. The legislative overhaul will…

Great spirits, noble deeds

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 11/29/2022

The Cambodian people were traumatized by the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime in 1975-1979 that killed nearly a quarter of the country’s then 7.8 million population. Cambodian psychiatrist Dr. Sotheara Chhim knew that the mental condition afflicting a…

Indonesia quake kills at least 268 people, many of them children at school

Reuters 11/22/2022

CIANJUR, Indonesia – An earthquake that struck Indonesia’s West Java killed at least 268 people, many of them children, with 151 still missing, disaster relief officials said on Tuesday, as rescuers searched the rubble of destroyed buildings…

Death toll from Indonesia’s earthquake rises to 252–local gov’t

Reuters 11/22/2022

JAKARTA — The death toll from an earthquake that hit Indonesia’s Cianjur town in western Java has risen to 252, the local government said in an Instagram post on Tuesday. It also said 31 people are still missing and…

K-pop band’s Indonesia concert halted after 30 faint in crush

Agence France Presse 11/05/2022

K-pop band NCT 127 was forced to end their first concert in Indonesia early after 30 people fainted in a crush, police said. Indonesia is still reeling after more than 130 people, including over 40 children, died…

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…

How the Indonesia stadium disaster unfolded: minute by minute

Agence France Presse 10/06/2022

Indonesian investigators are still assessing events that culminated in one of the deadliest disasters in the history of football. A pitch invasion and a stampede prompted by police firing tear gas in a packed Indonesian stadium on…

PSC: P12M in incentives for PH para athletes’ medalists

Glendale G. Rosal 08/11/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The medalists of the Philippine para-athletes will receive over P12 million worth of cash incentives from the government through the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) for…

Pinay booters bow out following 1-3 setback to Myanmar

Glendale G. Rosal 07/28/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippines Women’s Under-18 football team was officially booted out from the AFF U18 Women’s Championship 2022 losing to Myanmar, 1-3, on Wednesday, July 27, at the Jakabaring Athletic Field in Palembang, Indonesia.…

Pinay U18 booters seek lofty finish in AFF Under-18 Women’s Championship in Indonesia

Glendale G. Rosal 07/23/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — After the historic title run of the Philippine Women’s National Football Team (PWNFT) in the AFF Women’s Championship, it is the turn of its U18 squad to seek a lofty finish in the…

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