Duterte still in Davao, will address nation on Thursday – Palace

Krissy Aguilar 06/01/2020

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte is set to address the nation and meet the members of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for Emerging Infectious Diseases in Davao City on Thursday, Malacañang said. During a televised briefing…

Mass testing pushed even for people without symptoms

DJ Yap, Jovic Yee 05/13/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The House minority bloc on Tuesday pushed for mass testing for the coronavirus with focus on health-care workers and others in the front lines, including those in media, to prevent a second wave of…

Gov’t says virus spread slowed a month after Luzon lockdown

Julie M. Aurelio - @inquirerdotnet 04/15/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The spread of the new coronavirus in the Philippines has slowed a month after the Luzon lockdown, the government reported on Tuesday amid calls for the easing of restrictions and phased business reopenings to…

Wife of 62-year-old coronavirus patient also tests positive for COVID-19

Consuelo Marquez - INQUIRER.net 03/07/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The wife of the 5th confirmed coronavirus case was also infected by COVID-19, which brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to six, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Saturday.…

5th confirmed coronavirus case in PH a ‘local transmission,’ says WHO

Consuelo Marquez - INQUIRER.net 03/06/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The country’s fifth confirmed case of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving a 62-year-old Filipino male is already considered as “local transmission,” the World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday. Local transmission is defined as…

Govt feeding program may include 2-year-olds due to budget increase

Krissy Aguilar - INQUIRER.net 12/01/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Two-year-olds may soon also receive free meals in day care centers under the government’s Supplementary Feeding Program after a proposed increase in its budget was approved by the Senate, Senator Grace Poe said Sunday.…

Cebu-based food micro enterprise is one of Q Asia’s National Product Quality Excellence awardees

Irene R. Sino Cruz 04/13/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Mabolo Bam-i House, a micro food enterprise, gets recognition as one of the recipients of the Q Asia 2019 National Product Quality Excellence Awards. Jerry Gloria, 63, said  that the award recognizes companies, products…

A school for the nation

Jason A. Baguia 11/20/2018

The expansiveness of the space around me truly befitted the dignity of the only Philippine school system entitled by law to be called the national university. The first time I really started exploring the University of the…

Youth of the nation

Clint Holton Potestas 08/21/2018

SHOULD there be a little over an inch of expansion in my body, I would look like Winnie the Pooh in my #ootn—a model-fit shirt I purchased from the menswear collection of Yvonne Quisumbing at the 2015…

Palma: SONA a rehash piece minus the cursing

Futch A. Inso 07/27/2018

Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma described President Rodrigo Duterte’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) as a “rehash” of his administration’s programs that thankfully had no cursing and was straightforward. “The usual, drugs, fight against corruption and poverty,…

SERENO’S OUSTER SENDS SHOCKWAVES ACROSS THE NATION

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Rosalie O. Abatayo and Inquirer 05/11/2018

Carrying placards, hoisting flags, and speaking on megaphones, militant groups took to the streets of downtown Cebu City on Friday to decry the decision of eight Supreme Court (SC) justices to oust Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.…

Better barangay, better nation

Editorial 05/06/2018

Aweek from now, voters across the Philippines will choose the new set of barangay and barangay youth councilors. In the runup to the polls, it is incumbent upon candidates and voters to remember clearly the role of…

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