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,…

A star-making role for Joanna Kulig in ‘Cold War’

AP 12/28/2018

LOS ANGELES—The name Joanna Kulig might not ring a bell for the majority of American moviegoers, but that could all change in the coming weeks with the theatrical expansion of “Cold War.” The Polish drama from “Ida”…

Poland open doors for Filipino workers

Inquirer.net 08/19/2018

HAMBURG – Poland is in talks with the Philippines to bring in more Filipino workers to fill a labor shortage even as Warsaw continues to resist refugees and migrants from the Middle East and North Africa. The…

Man from Poland nabbed for ‘rape’ of teener

Benjie B. Talisic 05/20/2018

A 31-YEAR-OLD Polish national was arrested on Saturday for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl in his rented condominium in Cebu City. Janausz Piotr Ciniewski of Czestochowa, Poland, who is renting a unit in a condominium building in…

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