Election of brgy, SK has been postponed many times, it should have pushed through — Lapu Vice Mayor Sitoy

Futch Anthony Inso 10/14/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Vice Mayor Celedonio “Celsi” Sitoy said he was against postpoining the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections from December 2022 to October 2023 because elections for these positions had been postponed…

To wear, or not wear, face masks vs COVID: The zigzag road PH is taking

Cristina Eloisa Baclig - Content Researcher Writer 09/12/2022

MANILA, Philippines—Last August, the Philippine health department expressed concern and hostility toward a local government’s move to make wearing of face masks against COVID-10 optional. Around a week later, it seemed to warm up to almost the…

Bongbong Marcos: ‘The Philippines has no intention of rejoining ICC’

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 08/01/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has “no intention” of rejoining the International Criminal Court (ICC), President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said Monday. His remarks came after he met with some members of his Cabinet to discuss the government’s…

Marcos’ first Sona: ‘The state of the nation is sound’

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 07/25/2022

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. delivered his first State of the Nation Address (Sona), giving a glimpse of his first few days in office and his plans for the next six years. Unlike his…

Progressive groups challenge Marcos to address issues of marginalized groups

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 07/25/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Just a few hours ahead of the first State of the Nation Address of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. today, July 25, members of the progressive groups here staged a protest rally and…

Bongbong Marcos: Face masks may be optional if booster rollout successful, situation very safe

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 07/09/2022

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said the government could make the wearing of face masks optional only if the booster rollout is successful and it’s clear that it’s already safe to do so. Marcos…

Bongbong Marcos tests positive for COVID-19

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 07/08/2022

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has tested positive for COVID-19, the Palace announced Friday, his second bout with the disease. Press secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles said Marcos tested positive following an antigen test. “The President…

Sandiganbayan allows Marcoses to stage defense in ill-gotten wealth case

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 06/25/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Sandiganbayan has allowed the heirs of late former president Ferdinand Marcos, including his son, namesake and now President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., to present their defense for an ill-gotten wealth case, setting aside…

From 2016 to 2022: Provinces’ flip key to Marcos win

Kurt dela Peña 05/17/2022

MANILA, Philippines—Far different from 2016, when Leni Robredo took down Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s vice presidential bid by a hairline, the 2022 election saw Marcos win in 64 out of 81 provinces. Robredo, who won in 42 provinces…

Journey of a conscience

Victor Carmelo O. Diola - @inquirerdotnet 05/11/2022

I was 13 when martial law was declared. I was in the car with the guys I played basketball with when someone said that we were under martial law. It was my first encounter with the ominous-sounding…

Is unity possible?

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 05/10/2022

If “change” was the buzzword in the 2016 presidential election that brought President Duterte into power, “unity” appears to be the word resonating in 2022. Both top contenders to the presidency cite it to be imperative for…

Bongbong Marcos gives short statement after leading partial and unofficial presidential tally

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 05/10/2022

CEBU, Philippines —Presidential frontrunner Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. gave a short statement via Facebook live after partial and unofficial results of the 2022 elections show him at the top. Marcos thanked his supporters, “Its not yet over,…

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