Palarong Pambansa Football, a huge success

Glendale G. Rosal 05/07/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The three-day Palarong Pambansa Football bubble football officially wrapped up last Friday, May 6, at the Cebu City Sports Center (CCSC)  with flying colors, thanks to the efforts of Cebu’s sports stakeholders. The Department…

E-sabong’s social costs: Debt, possibly, even death

Kurt dela Peña 05/04/2022

MANILA, Philippines—As sabong (cockfight) went online in 2018, the House of Representatives already expressed its concerns, but as COVID-19 lockdowns were implemented in 2020, the craze even went wilder. It was in 2020 when Mike Tabelina, 32,…

Getting out of the gilded cage

Rafael Lorenzo G. Conejos - @inquirerdotnet 04/30/2022

Remove your mask.” The immigration officer at Naia ordered. My heart sank at the request, yet there was also no turning back. It was January 2022, the height of global omicron, and I had just spent 15…

Half marathon back: 1,000 runners join first fun run in Cebu City in 2 years

Glendale G. Rosal 04/24/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Veteran race director Joel Juarez of Coco Running was highly ecstatic in firing the starting gun of the RC Goldline Half Marathon after two years of not having a single fun run due…

Floating restaurants: Rebuilding, trying to stay afloat again in Olango

Mary Rose Sagarino 04/10/2022

OLANGO ISLAND, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu — Olango Island in Lapu-Lapu City has been known for its bird and marine sanctuary. While some residents of the island worked on mainland Lapu-Lapu City and in other cities in Cebu,…

Vendor hopes to recover losses in last 2 years this Palm Sunday

Doris C. Bongcac 04/10/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — As Catholics look forward to Palm Sunday that marks the official start of the Holy Week celebration now that pandemic restrictions have been eased, vendors like Nerry Vidal also hope to earn more…

Mandaue City to turnover expired COVID-19 vaccines to DOH

Mary Rose Sagarino 04/05/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — A few of the COVID-19 vaccines that have already expired in Mandaue City will be returned to the Department of Health. Levi Doverte, the senior data controller and operations manager of the Vaccination…

‘Protokills’

Ann Cuisia - @inquirerdotnet 04/04/2022

The outbreak of COVID-19 has created a global health crisis. Several strategies were implemented to combat and control its spread including wearing masks, hand hygiene, social distancing, and even the use of a reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction…

Behind the sunburn

Fatima Baduria - @inquirerdotnet 03/29/2022

The trip would not have meant much—just a four-hour car drive leading to a sunburn. With summer well on its way, it was a scorching hot day. Still, I found myself basking under the afternoon sun, burying…

Face masks stay, says Duterte as ‘monster’ COVID-19 is mutating

Daphne Galvez 03/22/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Even though the number of COVID-19 infections is currently “very low,” President Rodrigo Duterte said he is not yet ready to revoke an order for the mandatory use of face masks especially in enclosed…

Pages excited to reopen Cebu City sports

Glendale G. Rosal 03/11/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Newly-appointed Cebu City Sports Commission (CCSC) Chairman John Pages is excited to take the charge of reopening the city’s vibrant sports scene that was halted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Cebu City, much like…

The rise of money mules

Timothy Choon - @inquirerdotnet 03/05/2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about unprecedented change in the world across industries and lifestyles. Unfortunately, it also provided an opportunity for many financial crime syndicates to carry out their money laundering activities by exploiting lingering uncertainty…

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