AFP chief of staff says threat of CPP-NPA dwindling

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 10/22/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The threat posed by the Communist Party of the Philippines – New Peoples Army rebels has greatly reduced in the face of the intensified operations by government troops, a top military official said.…

Oman announces lifting of travel ban on Filipino workers, tourists

PR 09/21/2021

The government of Oman has announced the lifting of its travel ban on workers and tourists coming from a number of countries around the world, including the Philippines. This means that individuals who have an Oman visa…

‘Ruthless’ Duno to fight ‘Popeye’ Perez in Miami on Sept. 24

Glendale G. Rosal 09/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The hard-hitting Romero “Ruthless” Duno is not wasting time on his road to redemption after he is scheduled to fight Jonathan “Popeye” Perez of Colombia on September 24 in Manual Artime Theater in…

Kisses Delavin, this beauty rides horses like an astute cowgirl

Doris Mondragon - Content Specialist 09/09/2021

DALAGUETE, Cebu –Kisses Delavin shares some behind-the-scenes in the making of her tourism video for Miss Universe Philippines 2021 competition.  The 22-year-old actress can be seen carefully listening to instructions as she tames her horse on a…

Philippines willing to receive Afghan refugees, asylum seekers

Krissy Aguilar 08/17/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines is willing to accept refugees and asylum seekers from Afghanistan after the Taliban seized control over its capital Kabul, Malacañang said Tuesday. “Since time immemorial po, the Philippines has had jurisprudence even…

Diaz: I still could not believe I won gold

Glendale G. Rosal 07/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — It’s not easy to get a good night’s sleep nowadays. Especially if you are Hidilyn Diaz. Diaz who on Monday evening, July 26, gave the country its first-ever Olympic gold medal in almost a…

Arrivals from Malaysia, Thailand covered by PH travel ban

Leila B. Salaverria 07/24/2021

The Philippines has added Malaysia and Thailand to the list of countries whose travelers will be subjected to restrictions as part of efforts to curb the spread of the more infectious Delta variant of COVID-19 and other…

What about the underperformers?

Hyacinth Tagupa - @inquirerdotnet 07/16/2021

  There are times, such as today, when it feels like education in the Philippines is a matter of luck. Today, I’m perusing the data that led the advocacy group Philippine Business for Education (PBEd) to declare…

Eleazar: Campaign against illegal drugs improved in the last five years

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 07/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The top official of the Philippine National Police (PNP) said that the drug situation here in the country has improved in the last five years, saying only a third of the total number…

PH expects 2 more Tokyo qualifiers through the universality rule

Glendale G. Rosal 07/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippines is looking to add two more qualifiers for the Tokyo Olympics slated from July 23 to August 28, 2021. Currently, the country has 17 Olympic qualifiers, but two more are expected…

PH ranks second lowest among 53 countries in COVID-19 resilience study

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter 06/30/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has ranked 52nd out of 53 economies in a global study that measures the resilience of countries to the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on Bloomberg’s COVID Resilience Ranking published on Tuesday, the Philippines…

The many names for war

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 06/16/2021

June 19, 2021 is Jose Rizal’s 160th birthday, another excuse to accept or argue his continuing relevance. Instead of debating about who should be our National Hero or expanding our horizon to think plural as in National…

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