Sarah Geronimo: ‘Unexpected medical condition’ postpones Pampanga show

09/29/2023

Sarah Geronimo and Bamboo’s scheduled Pampanga concert on Oct. 1 has been postponed due to an “unexpected medical condition” that the singer-actress is still recovering from. VIVA Live and G Productions announced the postponement via a statement…

‘Shabu’ worth P1.3 billion found in abandoned car in Pampanga

Faith Argosino - Reporter 08/26/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Authorities recovered P1.3 billion worth of suspected crystal meth, locally known as “shabu,” inside a car abandoned at a mall parking lot in Pampanga on Saturday, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said. According to…

Sinag Liga Asya inaugural tournament draws 11 teams

Glendale G. Rosal 08/08/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A total of 11 teams will vie in the first season of the Sinag Liga Asya (SLA) at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center in San Fernando, Pampanga. This was officially announced by…

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…

Lake Mapanuepe and the Aetas’ journey to education

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 03/28/2023

SAN MARCELINO, Zambales — Bird-shaped flutes made of bamboo that can blow up multiple sound like birds are being sold by 14-year-old Aeta Earn to visitors at Lake Mapanuepe. The small stick at the bottom controls the amount…

Flashback: ‘Bahay na Pula’

Ma. Ceres P. Doyo - @inquirerdotnet 03/17/2023

In the news again are clamors for the belated compensation and apologies due to Filipino comfort women/sex slaves, now aging and fewer in number, who suffered at the hands of the Japanese military in World War II.…

Global study lists PH provinces at most risk of climate damage

Krixia Subingsubing - Reporter / @KrixiasINQ 02/27/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Several Philippine provinces, most of them in Northern Luzon, are the most at risk of damage from extreme weather to their buildings and other property developments in about two decades, according to a new…

‘Super Lola’ sa Pampanga 102 years old na, meron nang mahigit 100 apo; wala ring sakit at maintenance medicine

Ervin Santiago 10/30/2022

MAITUTURING na isang “superwoman” ang isang lola sa Lubao, Pampanga na nag-celebrate ng kanyang 102 years old nitong nagdaang Mayo. Siya si Leonora Ibay na tubong-Barangay Santiago, Lubao, Pampanga na isinilang noong May 20, 1920. Sa kanyang…

Pampanga’s parol making tradition thrives in Cebu City

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 10/03/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The iconic “parol” or Christmas lanterns are unquestionably among the decorations that add cheer and brightness to the Christmas occasion. True enough, for motorists and passersby along N. Bacalso Avenue in Cebu City,…

Education and the state of the Filipino family

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 08/14/2022

I went to a public elementary school in Pampanga in the 1950s. As I recall, the language that all my early grade teachers used was Kapampangan. My classmates and I learned how to read and write in…

PSL opens curtains for 21-Under Luzon leg hoop tourney on July 10

Glendale G. Rosal 07/05/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — It’s all systems go for the Pilipinas Super League (PSL) 21-Under Luzon leg on July 10, 2022, at the Bren Guiao Convention Center in San Fernando, Pampanga. The opening match features the Mapua…

COVID-19 positivity rate up in Metro Manila, 9 other areas — OCTA

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 07/01/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The COVID-19 positivity rate from June 25 to June 29 in 10 areas in the country has increased, independent pandemic monitor OCTA Research said on Friday. Seven of the areas also breached the World Health…

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