Arroyo leads latest move to legalize medical cannabis

Julie Aurelio 05/13/2023

House Senior Deputy Speaker and former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has pushed anew to legalize and regulate the use of medical cannabis for patients with debilitating medical illnesses. House Bill No. 7817, or the “Philippine Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act,” noted that “thousands…

The disappearing ‘lolas’ of Mapanique

Joel Ruiz Butuyan - @inquirerdotnet 03/30/2023

There were originally 96 members when they formed the Malaya Lolas, an association of Filipino women who suffered mass rape and other forms of horrendous crimes committed by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II. As…

Cebu guv sues 7 animal industry bureau execs over ASF

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/29/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – At least seven officials of the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) are now facing administrative charges over their handling of the African Swine Fever (ASF) here in Cebu province. Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia filed…

Hontiveros: Suspects behind Adamson student’s death should be meted ‘full force of anti-hazing law’

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 03/02/2023

MANILA, Philippines — The full force of the Anti-Hazing law should be brought down to perpetrators in the death of chemical engineering student John Matthew Salilig, who allegedly died due to hazing, opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros said…

The procrastinating prosecutor

Raphael A. Pangalangan - @inquirerdotnet 02/16/2023

On Feb. 10 2023, Secretary of Justice Jesus Crispin Remulla issued Department of Justice (DOJ) Circular No. 008 directing all prosecutors handling M-level criminal cases to determine the certainty of success. The circular reads: “If, upon assessment…

From students to attorneys, how these two Cebuanos realized their dreams

Dianne Zarina G. Savillo, Rhobie Alburo Ruaya 08/10/2022

They say you’re always one decision away from a totally different life. But how does one take a step toward a life-changing decision?  For two Cebuanos, it was a matter of wanting to become better professionals and…

The superpowers of Choc Nut 

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 11/02/2021

To be or nut to be, Choc Nut is the answer. Eating Choc Nut usually brings back childhood memories since many Filipinos grew up eating this chocolate-peanut candy. We enjoy every bite with Choc Nut’s unique and…

‘Halad sa Kababayen-an’ art exhibit helps empower women this Women’s Month

Immae Lachica 03/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  With over 20 art pieces made by young students in Cebu, Halad sa Kababayen-an speaks for women’s equality and empowerment. The University of San Carlos-Senior High School-South Campus in partnership with Legal Alternatives…

Garcias file criminal cases vs doctors for medical negligence

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Garcias, one of the most prominent and influential political families in Cebu, have filed criminal cases against two doctors who attended the late Barili Mayor Marlon Garcia. Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, Cebu 3rd…

BREAKING: Duterte signs anti-terror bill into law

Darryl John Esguerra - Reporter / @DJEsguerraINQ 07/03/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Despite massive opposition, President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the controversial anti-terror bill into law. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque confirmed this in a text message to INQUIRER.net on Friday. The anti-terror bill seeks to strengthen the Human…

DepEd-7 chief: Congress should amend law on opening of classes

Futch Anthony Inso 04/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Congress should amend the law first on the opening of classes before implementing President Rodrigo Duterte’s recommendation to move the opening of classes to September in areas placed under general community quarantine (GCQ).…

Universal Health Care Law implementation starts in Cebu; DOH reminds not everything is ‘free’

Rosalie O. Abatayo 01/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The implementation of the Universal Health Care (UHC) Law has officially started in Cebu on Thursday, January 9, 2020. This is after Health Secretary Francisco Duque III and Governor Gwendolyn Garcia signed a…

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