For whom do you fight, Manny?

Gideon Lasco - @inquirerdotnet 09/24/2021

For many years, Manny Pacquiao was a global superstar, one admired by other luminaries from Kobe Bryant to David Beckham as the eight-division boxing champion with a compelling punch and even more compelling life story. For many…

Ong to Cebu City execs: Stop politicking, give brgys financial subsidy

Dyrecka Letigio 09/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Franklyn Ong, the president of the Liga ng mga Barangay (LNB) in the city, lamented on the recent distribution of the barangay financial subsidy, which he said gave favor to…

PNP chief to cops: Don’t engage in politics with polls drawing near

Pegeen Maisie Sararana 07/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Policemen are warned not to engage in politics especially since the election is drawing near. Police General Guillermo Eleazar, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, said this as some policemen might be expected to…

The Sinovac conundrum

Gideon Lasco - @inquirerdotnet 03/05/2021

To be or not to be vaccinated with Sinovac: That is the question health care workers all over the country are facing today. On a personal level, most health care workers believe in vaccination and seek protection…

Rama continues to press Labella on health status, denies politicking

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael Rama on Sunday, February 7, continued to press Mayor Edgardo Labella to publicly disclose his health status. Rama, however, denied Labella’s earlier claims that his agenda were rooted…

Labella hits back at opposition councilors: ‘Where were you during the pandemic?’

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella seems to have had enough of the criticisms from councilors of  opposition party Bando Osmeña Pundok Kauswagan (BOPK) over the 2021 annual budget. Read: Labella eyes P10B for…

Trump finally agrees to Biden transition – but still not conceding

11/24/2020

Washington, United States—President Donald Trump came his closest yet to admitting election defeat Monday after the government agency meant to ease Joe Biden’s transition into the White House said it was finally lifting its unprecedented block on…

Biden denounces ‘irresponsible’ Trump fight to reverse election

11/20/2020

Wilmington, United States—US President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday accused Donald Trump of brazenly damaging democracy as the incumbent pressed on with a campaign to reverse his election loss through fraud claims and personal outreach to election authorities.…

Labella on Edlab riders gathering: Supporters are not exempted from the law

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/17/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella said that no special treatment should be given to violators of the law, even to his own supporters. This was his response to the statement of the Cebu…

Cebuano leaders mourn death of Raul del Mar

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/17/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “We lost a great Cebuano.” This was the statement of Cebu Provincial Governor Gwendolyn Garcia on the passing of Cebu City North District Representative Raul del Mar on the evening of Monday, November…

Bahrain PM, world’s longest-serving, dies at 84: state media

11/11/2020

Manama, Bahrain—Bahrain’s Prince Khalifa bin Salman al-Khalifa, the world’s longest-serving prime minister who had held the post since independence in 1971, died Wednesday at the age of 84, state media announced. “The Royal Court mourns His Royal…

Biden begins transition as Trump refuses to concede

11/09/2020

Washington, United States—US President-elect Joe Biden took the first steps Sunday towards moving into the White House in 73 days, as Donald Trump again refused to admit defeat and tried to sow doubt about the election results. With congratulations…

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