Fortune tellers

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 01/04/2023

Shortly before midnight on Dec. 31, 2022, as I reached for a dozen grapes on the dining table to start the countdown to the new year, someone commented “pa-uso ka na naman.” I didn’t comment on the…

New love? Kylie Padilla gives glimpse of moments with ‘fellow wanderer’

Dana Cruz 01/01/2023

Kylie Padilla appeared to have welcomed the new year with a new romance as she showed herself holding hands with a mystery man during her recent trip to Thailand. The actress explored parts of the Kanchanaburi town…

Pricey onions and neglected farms

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 12/13/2022

Former senator Kiko Pangilinan hit the news recently when he tweeted on prices he witnessed in Thailand in late September. “Last week sa Bangkok, 50 baht o 85 pesos 1 kilo ng bawang (garlic). 35 baht o…

Amparo loses by split decision to Vietnamese champ Le

Glendale G. Rosal 12/01/2022

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — PMI Bohol Boxing Stable’s Jake “El Bambino” Amparo put on a gallant stand against Vietnamese Huu-Toan Le despite losing a split decision for the World Boxing Association (WBA) Asia minimumweight title on…

City of stinks: Bangkok tops rankings for pollution complaints

The Nation/Asia News Network 11/14/2022

BANGKOK –Bad smells were the biggest source of complaints made to Thailand’s Pollution Control Department (PCD) in the 12 months up to September this year, with Bangkok judged stinkiest. The PCD received a total of 527 complaints…

Two trips left for Bongbong Marcos and his travel bug

Nestor Corrales 11/13/2022

President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., who has admitted to having the travel bug, has two more official trips abroad before the year ends as he is scheduled to participate in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Thailand…

To the sea: The final journey of a victim of Thailand’s nursery massacre

Reuters 11/04/2022

NONG BUA LAMPHU, Thailand — A boat bobbing on the Gulf of Thailand carried the ashes of four-year-old Pattanan Mumklang. Nicknamed “Model,” the chubby-cheeked girl with a toothy smile had dreamed of seeing the sea and playing…

Bb. Pilipinas Roberta Tamondong aims to bag elusive Miss Grand International crown

Armin Adina 10/25/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Filipino queens have amassed titles from the most important beauty pageants in the world, as well as lesser-known competitions. But the country still has not captured the “golden crown” from the Miss Grand International…

Starving Thailand monkeys invade homes after months of flooding

The Nation/Asia News Network 10/19/2022

BANGKOK — Monkeys facing starvation after months of flooding in one Ayutthaya district are now invading homes in their desperate search for food. Sena is among Ayutthaya districts that have been inundated by runoff from the upstream…

Thai nursery massacre unfolded over three hours of horror

Reuters 10/12/2022

THA UTHAI, Thailand, Oct 12 – In the days before he killed 36 people, including 22 children stabbed as they slept, the former police sergeant behind Thailand’s worst massacre was firing guns in his backyard. For several…

Day after Thai attack, traumatized relatives cling to slain children’s toys

Reuters 10/07/2022

UTHAI SAWAN, Thailand — Crying and clutching toys, traumatized relatives gathered at a child daycare center in Thailand where a day earlier a former policeman had slain 34 people, most of them children, in a knife and…

Cebu City cops intensify visibility near schools

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 10/07/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — More policemen will now be visible near schools in Cebu City. This was what Police Colonel Ireneo Dalogdog, chief of the Cebu City Police Office, assured the public following the mass shooting in…

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