World Cup Round of 16: qualified teams, schedule and how it works

Reuters 12/03/2022

With the World Cup knockout phase having begun, here is an overview of the teams advancing to the last 16 at the tournament in Qatar: HOW DOES THE KNOCKOUT STAGE AT WORLD CUP 2022 WORK? In the…

World Cup: Messi, Lewandowski face off for knockout berth

Reuters 11/28/2022

DOHA – Two of the most intimidating strikers in world football, Argentina’s 35-year-old Lionel Messi and Poland’s 34-year-old Robert Lewandowski line up against each other on Wednesday with a last 16 place at stake in the World…

Escalation fears ease after NATO, Warsaw say missile that hit Poland was Ukrainian stray

Reuters 11/17/2022

WARSAW/BRUSSELS/NUSA DUA, Indonesia – A missile that hit Poland was probably a stray fired by Ukraine’s air defences and not a Russian strike, Poland and NATO said on Wednesday, easing global concern that the war in Ukraine…

FIVB officials in Manila to inspect venues for VNL tourney

Glendale G. Rosal 04/05/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) officials conducted an ocular inspection of the venues of the Volleyball Nations League men’s and women’s tournaments in June in Manila. The Philippines’ hosting of the two major international…

Karolina Bielawska of Poland is the 70th Miss World

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 03/17/2022

CEBU, Philippines — A new queen was hailed Miss World. It’s Karolina Bielawska of Poland.  The reigning Miss World Toni-Ann Singh of Jamaica, the longest-reigning queen since 2019, crowned her successor at the 70th Miss World in San Juan,…

Emotional Obiena on missing Serbia meet: ‘Today the country I love loses’

Glendale G. Rosal 03/13/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “Today the country I love loses.”  Embattled pole vault star Ernest John “EJ” Obiena said this as he expressed his sadness after missing the Belgrade World Indoor Championships (WIC) 2022 in Belgrade, Serbia…

37 Filipinos en route to Poland for repatriation to PH – DFA

Christia Marie Ramos 02/25/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Thirty-seven Filipinos are now being transported out of Ukraine’s capital Kyiv for eventual repatriation to the Philippines following Russia’s invasion of the eastern European country, a foreign affairs official said Friday. The Filipinos are…

Dindi Pajares flies to Poland to compete for Miss Supranational 2021

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 08/05/2021

GINATILAN, CEBU — Dindi Pajares, flew to Poland on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, to represent the Philippines in the Miss Supranational 2021 finals set on August 21, 2021. “As I embark on a journey to raise our…

World’s deepest diving pool opens in Poland

Agence France Presse 11/23/2020

MSZCZONOW, Poland — A 45.5-meter (150-foot) deep diving pool with artificial underwater caves and Mayan ruins, the world’s deepest such structure, opened near Warsaw this weekend. The complex, named Deepspot, even includes a small wreck for scuba…

Gallup: PH 12th safest country

Krixia Subingsubing - Reporter / @KrixiasINQ 11/05/2020

MANILA, Philippines — An international survey said that the Philippines was one of the safest countries in the world as its citizens feel secure and have confidence in the police. Local rights groups, however, found the results…

BOC finds 119 smuggled live tarantulas hidden in rubber shoes

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 10/30/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Agents of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport intercepted a package containing 119 live tarantulas that were hidden inside rubber shoes in a warehouse in Pasay City. The parcel…

‘Poland Garros’: Swiatek powers to landmark French Open triumph

Agence France Presse 10/11/2020

Polish teenager Iga Swiatek won her country’s first Grand Slam singles title on Saturday as she defeated American fourth seed Sofia Kenin 6-4, 6-1 to become the youngest women’s French Open champion since 1992. The 19-year-old Swiatek,…

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