Ritmik Jimnastiks La Sugbo rules Gensan Gymnastics Virtual International Cup

Glendale G. Rosal 09/03/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu’s very own Ritmik Jimnastiks La Sugbo dominated four age groups in the Gensan Gymnastics Virtual International Cup 2021 which ran from August 26 to 29. The major virtual rhythmic gymnastics tournament…

Make the comparison

Peter Wallace - @inquirerdotnet 08/26/2021

We complain: Government was too slow to respond to the COVID-19 threat, and how it’s been handled has been questioned, particularly some of the strange ad hoc decisions of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of…

Lessons from Afghanistan

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 08/22/2021

One wonders which is worse for a developing country with no economic or military muscle: to be consigned to the margins of global affairs, or to serve as a recurrent battleground of rival world powers. Throughout its…

7 dead in Russia for drinking hand sanitizer after running out of liquor — reports

Inquirer.net 11/23/2020

Seven people died from methanol (wood alcohol) poisoning after drinking hand sanitizer at a party in Russia. Nine people, with ages ranging from 27 to 69 years old, were partying when they opted to drink hand sanitizer…

Three-man US-Russian crew returns to Earth from ISS

10/22/2020

Almaty, Kazakhstan—An American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts touched down safely on the Kazakhstan steppe on Thursday, October 22, 2020, completing a 196-day mission that began with the first launch under lockdown conditions. NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy…

Russia eyeing to establish pharma facility in PH for COVID-19 vaccine

Krissy Aguilar 10/15/2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has bared that Russia wants to put up a pharmaceutical plant in the Philippines to manufacture vaccines against COVID-19. Duterte said this was disclosed during the farewell call of outgoing Russian…

Russia OKs e-visa for citizens of PH, 51 other countries starting 2021

Christia Marie Ramos 10/08/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Russian government has approved the issuance of electronic visas “applicable throughout Russia” to citizens of the Philippines and 51 other countries effective next year. In a Facebook post on Thursday, the Russian Embassy…

3 int’l COVID-19 vaccine makers gunning for Phase 3 clinical trials in PH

Darryl John Esguerra 10/08/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Local vaccine experts are currently reviewing the applications of three international vaccine manufacturers to decide if Phase 3 of their respective clinical trials can be done in the Philippines to test the safety and…

Vaccines and social solidarity

Michael L. Tan - @inquirerdotnet 08/26/2020

So many false hopes were raised especially because of vaccines being dangled as instant solutions. We saw that recently with President Duterte jumping on an offer from Russia and China to accept their vaccine offers, with the…

PH won’t get COVID-19 vaccine from China, Russia for free – Duterte

Darryl John Esguerra 08/18/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The vaccine against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) developed in China and Russia will not come in the Philippines for free, President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday night, adding that the government would borrow funds,…

Russia produces first batch of COVID-19 vaccine—report

Reuters 08/16/2020

MOSCOW—Russia has produced the first batch of its new vaccine for COVID-19, the Interfax news agency quoted the health ministry as saying on Saturday, hours after the ministry reported the start of manufacturing. Some scientists said they…

Duterte says Russia may give COVID-19 vaccine for free, volunteers to receive first injection

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 08/11/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Russia is willing to provide the Philippines a vaccine against COVID-19 for free, President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday as he volunteered to receive the first injection and show the public it is safe for…

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