Wealth tax the way to go in this crisis

Solita Collas-Monsod - @inquirerdotnet 05/08/2021

Anent last week’s column, which suggested that the Philippines impose a wealth tax on its wealthiest Filipino families, proceeds of which would be used to finance the war against COVID-19 and its victims, it turns out that…

PH eyes buying excess AstraZeneca shots from Israel, US, UK

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 04/29/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government is seeking to buy excess or unused AstraZeneca vaccines from countries Israel, United States, and United Kingdom, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said Thursday. Galvez said the Philippine government has already…

PH detects South Africa variant; ‘fast containment’ pressed

Dona Z. Pazzibungan, Maricar Cinco 03/03/2021

Another more contagious variant of the coronavirus causing COVID-19 that can make vaccines less effective has reached the Philippines, and health authorities say “fast containment” measures are needed to stop its spread. Six cases of the South…

TIMELINE: The new Covid-19 variant from overseas to PH

Cristina Eloisa Baclig - Content Researcher/Writer / @CeBacligINQ 01/14/2021

MANILA, Philippines — It is here. The new coronavirus variant, which was first detected in the United Kingdom (UK), has been detected in the Philippines, the Department of Health (DOH) announced Wednesday evening. “Following strengthened biosurveillance and border…

UK Covid-19 variant detected in PH

Darryl John Esguerra - Reporter / @DJEsguerraINQ 01/13/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The new and more infectious variant of Covid-19 first reported in the United Kingdom has been detected in the Philippines. In a statement Wednesday, the Department of Health (DOH) said the Philippine Genome Center…

Filipina nurse awarded British Empire Medal for ‘outstanding work’ during COVID-19 pandemic

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 01/02/2021

MANILA, Philippines — A Filipina nurse in the United Kingdom has been awarded a British Empire Medal in recognition of her outstanding work amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Charito Romano, a staff nurse at the Arbrook House Care…

The Philippines is not a poor country

Gideon Lasco - @inquirerdotnet 01/01/2021

You have people say it over and over again that the Philippines is a poor country, and thus we shouldn’t expect to have the things that richer countries have. Like good health care, such as that of…

UK congratulatory Biden note contained hidden Trump message

Agence France Presse 11/12/2020

LONDON — The British government on Tuesday blamed a “technical error” for an embarrassing gaffe in which Donald Trump’s faded-out name appeared in a congratulatory online statement to Joe Biden. Sharp-eyed Twitter users spotted the words “Trump,”…

Foreign runners abound in Cebu Marathon 2018

Glendale G. Rosal 12/26/2017

  THE UPCOMING Cebu Marathon 2018 will be well represented by runners from different countries around the world. The race, which starts and finishes at the Cebu Business Park on January 14, 2018, has attracted 4,997 runners…

UK warns citizens of ‘terrorist activity’ in Mindanao

Marc Eric Cosep 10/25/2017

The United Kingdom has issued a travel advisory to warn its citizens against going to western and central parts of Mindanao due to “terrorist activity.” In its government website, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of UK warned…

Baclaran

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 05/01/2017

Mention Baclaran and the first thing that comes to your mind is the popular devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary under the title Our Mother of Perpetual Help (OMPH) whose shrine in Baclaran, Paranaque City, is a…

England’s ‘haunted village’ gears up for Halloween

10/26/2016

PLUCKLEY, United Kingdom — With Halloween in the air, ghouls are set to emerge from the shadows in the quiet streets of Pluckley, reputedly the most haunted village in England. But it is not so much the…

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