SEA Games: Gilas Pilipinas’ reign ends as Indonesia gets basketball gold

Denison Rey A. Dalupang - Reporter / @sonrdINQ 05/22/2022

Playing a retooled enemy eager to assert its might in the region, the Philippines bowed to sweet-shooting Indonesia, 85-81, in the 31st Southeast Asian Games on Sunday, ending a golden rule that had spanned 33 years. Gilas…

Copy our neighbors

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 04/19/2022

One little piece of advice I have for our government, particularly in steering our agriculture sector toward greater dynamism, is simply to copy our neighbors. Once upon a time, these neighbors were the ones copying us, and…

Philippine Azkals U23 grouped with Asian football powerhouses in SEA Games

Glendale G. Rosal 04/07/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) football draw in Vietnam saw the Philippine men’s football team Under-23 or the Philippine Azkals U-23 fall under Group A. The football tournament, which starts on May…

BOC Cebu-Subport Mactan seizes flower seeds ‘smuggled’ from Indonesia

Doris C. Bongcac 03/22/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Various flowers seeds that were believed to have been smuggled from Indonesia were confiscated by personnel of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) Cebu-Subport of Mactan because of lack of sanitary and phytosanitary import…

Bali welcomes back tourists with first international flight

02/17/2022

DENPASAR — Bali began a tentative re-opening to foreign tourists on Wednesday with the first international passenger flight to the Indonesian holiday island in nearly two years. The resumption of flights comes as the Southeast Asian archipelago…

Hegemon and bully of South China Sea

Antonio T. Carpio - @inquirerdotnet 12/09/2021

Last Nov. 22, 2021, while marking the 30th year of the China-Asean dialogue relationship, China’s President Xi Jinping declared that China does not seek hegemony and will not bully its smaller neighbors. Chinese diplomats routinely assure the…

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…

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