COVID-19 positive man refuses to be taken to hospital, hugs neighbors in rage

The Jakarta Post/Asia News Network 05/17/2020

  JAKARTA — A 40-year-old man initialed as AR, who has tested positive for COVID-19, has caused a commotion as he refused to be taken to the hospital by a team of medical workers and fumed at…

Multiple deaths reported as floods, landslide strike Jakarta

01/02/2020

JAKARTA — Severe flooding in Jakarta has claimed at least three lives and forced hundreds of residents to flee their homes after heavy rains from Tuesday evening to Wednesday morning inundated both residential and commercial areas across the…

Jakarta sinking fast — experts

Asia News Newtwork, Inquirer.net, Jakarta Post 12/05/2018

JAKARTA — Jakartans may see a quarter of the capital submerged with water in the next decade. More than a quarter of Jakarta’s 661.52 square kilometers will be submerged by water in less than a decade, as…

38 ex-graft convicts to run in Indonesia’s 2019 elections

Asia News Network, Inquirer.net 09/23/2018

JAKARTA — Voters, be mindful: of more than 200,000 candidates running for legislative seats at the regional level next year, 38 have been convicted of corruption. After months of legal debate, the General Elections Commission (KPU) has…

FROM 5 STAR TO NO STAR: How I explored Jakarta two ways

Jude Bacalso 02/26/2018

I’m not one for lists. I find that if you follow one with single-minded determination, one is bound to run into a disappointment. But my friend Star Naraga is a firm believer in them, and last weekend…

Indonesia police arrest 58 in raid on Jakarta gay sauna

AP 10/08/2017

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Dozens of men, including several foreigners, were arrested in a raid of a gay sauna in Indonesia’s capital, police said Sunday, as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people face increased hostility in the world’s…

Flying etiquette

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 09/08/2017

I’m on seat 9C en route to Jakarta, Indonesia, from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — and I’m fuming mad at this man with his Android phone on his right hand as he is enjoying the time of his…

‘The Spawn’ beaten anew

Glendale G. Rosal 01/15/2017

CEBUANO Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Vaughn “The Spawn” Donayre showed improved striking abilities but still couldn’t avoid absorbing another loss as he bowed to Dutch MMA fighter Vincent “Magnivincent” Latoel via a unanimous decision last Saturday…

Donayre determined to end four-fight skid in ONE

01/06/2017

ONLY two months removed from his last loss, Vaughn Donayre is set to return to the cage anew this January. Donayre is determined to join the winner’s circle to welcome the new year when he takes on…

Indonesians rally for tolerance after blasphemy protests

12/04/2016

Jakarta, Indonesia — Tens of thousands of Indonesians rallied in the center of the capital Jakarta on Sunday, calling for tolerance and unity after massive protests by conservative Muslims against the city’s minority Christian governor. The crowds…

PANTINO STUMBLES

John Carlo Villaruel 06/02/2016

CEBUANO racquet-wielder Arthur Craig Pantino encountered a brick wall in hometown bet Fitriadi M. Rifqi and lost, 3-6, 2-6, in the opening round of the AGS 5 International Junior Championships yesterday in Jakarta, Indonesia. However, the 15-year-old…

Cebuano MMA fighters to fight in Indonesia

02/19/2016

TWO CEBUANO Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters will face foreign foes in the upcoming “One Championships: Tribe of Warriors” this Saturday in Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia. Trestle Tan will take on Mexican Djatmiko Waluyo in the welterweight…

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