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…

New screening process for Miss Universe Philippines 2021

Doris Mondragon - Content Specialist 06/14/2021

DALAGUETE, CEBU–This year’s Miss Universe Philippines pageant will have a different screening process.  This was announced by the Miss Universe Philippines organization in a post on Instagram today, June 14.   It’s called the “New Normal Screening Process”…

Why are we poor?

Richard Heydarian - @inquirerdotnet 06/08/2021

In the Philippines, even the past is unpredictable. Each administration has its own version of history, often diametrically opposed to each other’s. Ignorance is partly at fault. More than three decades after the fall of the Marcos…

DOH: Nearly 4.7M Filipinos already vaccinated vs COVID-19

Neil Arwin Mercado 05/28/2021

  MANILA, Philippines — Nearly 4.7 million individuals have so far been vaccinated against COVID-19, the Department of Health (DOH) reported Friday, May 28, 2021. “We were able to vaccinate already almost 4.7 million individuals. We are…

Populist tragedy: India, Brazil, PH

Richard Heydarian - @inquirerdotnet 05/04/2021

Over the past years, from Brazil to India and the Philippines, millions of voters have placed their faith in charismatic strongmen who thrive on apocalyptic rhetoric and who promised to single-handedly address complex 21st-century challenges. Recently, however,…

Catholic priests in the Philippines turn TikTok into virtual pulpit

Agence France Presse 04/25/2021

6 million followers. As the coronavirus pandemic forced places of worship to close across the Catholic-majority country, tech-savvy priests like Fiel Pareja turned the popular video-sharing platform TikTok into a virtual pulpit to connect with young believers.…

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