PH mulls Japan, Italy, Iran travel ban as COVID-19 cases soar

Darryl John Esguerra - INQUIRER.net 02/28/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government is eyeing a possible travel ban on Japan, Italy and Iran amid the rapid spike in coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the said nations. Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said the Inter-Agency…

Pope observes usual Ash Wednesday customs in time of virus

Associated Press 02/27/2020

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis celebrated the Ash Wednesday ritual that marks the opening of the Catholic Church’s Lenten season in traditional fashion while greeting the public in Rome as other Masses were canceled in northern Italy…

Kim Chiu remembers the decade that was

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 01/03/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebuano actress/host Kim Chiu celebrated the rest of the holiday season in Italy, Czech Republic and Switzerland with boyfriend, Xian Lim. In her Instagram account @chinitaprinces, Chiu shared photos of her travel around…

Totally dominated

Philippine Daily Inquirer 09/01/2019

FOSHAN, China—Held to eight first quarter points and failing to drain a triple in the first half, Gilas Pilipinas on Saturday night was handed a brutal reality check by Italy at the start of the 2019 Fiba…

2019 Fiba Basketball World Cup results

AFP 09/01/2019

Results from the Basketball World Cup in China on Saturday: Group A Poland 80 Venezuela 69 China 70 Ivory Coast 55   Group B Russia 82 Nigeria 77 Argentina 95 South Korea 69   Group C Puerto…

After ‘defeatist’ remark, Duterte to ‘personally cheer’ for Gilas vs Italy

Inquirer.net 08/23/2019

MANILA, Philippines — After casting doubts on Gilas Pilipinas’ chances against Italy in the 2019 Fiba World Cup, President Rodrigo Duterte will nevertheless watch the national basketball team’s opening game to show his support. In a pre-departure…

AQR Builders end Jump10 World Hoops Challenge journey with a loss to Italy

Jonas N. Panerio 08/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The ARQ Builders ended their stint in the Jump10 World Hoops Challenge with a 13-14, 12-15 loss to Italy in their final elimination round game on Saturday, August 10, at the Shanghai Expo…

6 dead in Italy nightclub stampede

AFP 12/08/2018

At least six people died and dozens were injured in a stampede when panic broke out during a rap concert at an Italian nightclub early Saturday. Media reports said the suspected use of a pepper spray-like substance…

‘Total disaster’ as Italy storms kill at least 30

AFP 11/05/2018

Casteldaccia, Italy – Floods killed 12 people on the island of Sicily, including nine members of a single family, pushing Italy’s week-long storm toll beyond 30, rescuers said Sunday. After a river burst its banks, the bodies…

Tabal, Motorace call off Italy training

Glendale Rosal 10/30/2018

It seems that the country’s Marathon Queen Mary Joy Tabal of Cebu won’t push through with her scheduled training in Italy. The 29-year-old Olympian said she will instead train in her hometown in Cebu as she guns…

UN refugee agency urges end to Italy migrant standoff

AP 08/25/2018

ROME — The United Nations’ refugee agency is imploring European Union countries to take responsibility for 150 migrants stranded aboard an Italian coast guard ship and urging Italy to let the migrants off the ship immediately. The…

Rescuers search for survivors after deadly Italy bridge collapse

AFP 08/15/2018

Genoa, Italy — Italian rescuers have searched through the night for any survivors under the shattered remains of a motorway bridge in Genoa as investigators determine what could have caused such a catastrophic collapse. Some 30 people…

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