Filipino boxer Sultan to face tough foe in Puerto Rican KO artist Caraballo

Glendale G. Rosal 09/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  Filipino boxer Jonas “Zorro” Sultan faces a tough opponent in Puerto Rican knockout artist Carlos “Purin” Caraballo on October 30 in the United States. Sultan, a former IBF world super flyweight title contender, earned…

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…

Casimero-Rigondeaux dream unification bout set for Aug. 14 in the US

Glendale G. Rosal 04/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — After all the trash-talking and saber-rattling on social media, the much-anticipated unification bout between reigning World Boxing Organization (WBO) bantamweight champion Johnriel “Quadro Alas” Casimero and WBA world bantamweight king Guillermo “El Chacal”…

Man arrested after planning to bomb data centers to kill ‘about 70% of the internet’

Ian Biong - @IBiongINQ 04/10/2021

A man accused of planning to bomb Amazon’s data centers in the United States to “kill off about 70% of the internet” has been arrested. Police apprehended Seth Aaron Pendley, 28, after a concerned citizen, whose name…

Vaccine waste in the midst of scarcity

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 03/21/2021

It’s a problem that we have not given much thought to yet, as we anxiously await the arrival of the bulk of the COVID-19 vaccines. But, if the issues that cropped up in the initial weeks of…

Nuclear weapons and the VFA

Antonio T. Carpio - @inquirerdotnet 03/04/2021

The 1987 Constitution expressly prohibits the storage of nuclear weapons in the Philippines, adopting a “policy of freedom from nuclear weapons in (Philippine) territory.” Last week, President Duterte threatened to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with…

A populist revolt in the stock market

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 01/31/2021

It has been a crazy week in Wall Street, where the entire financial services industry of the United States, including the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq, is located. The place has become the epicenter of a…

Teen gets 45 years in prison after killing mom over grades

Inquirer.net 01/24/2021

A teenager from Florida, United States, who pleaded guilty to killing his mother has been sentenced to 45 years in prison. Gregory Ramos was 15 when he strangled his mother, Gail Cleavenger in 2018 after an argument over…

Two passengers in quarantine in Cebu for suspected new variant

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/22/2021

[UPDATED] CEBU CITY, Philippines — Samples from two passengers, who arrived in Cebu via Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) from Dubai and the United States, were sent to the Philippine Genome Center (PGC) to determine if they…

Brown Americans and white Filipinos

Segundo Eclar Romero - @inquirerdotnet 01/15/2021

The participation of Filipinos in the assault on the US Capitol is so instructive of the mental twists that develop in the minds of Filipinos who wrench themselves from the “Philippine Islands” to relocate to the colonial…

Trump impeached for unprecedented second time

01/14/2021

Washington, United States—Donald Trump became the first US president in history to be impeached twice when the House of Representatives voted Wednesday, January 13, 2021, to charge him with inciting last week’s mob attack on Congress. “Today,…

Americans who follow Donald Trump

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 01/10/2021

Political observers who take more than a passing interest in American politics typically do so for the purpose of knowing how US democratic institutions function to get the nation through its most difficult political crises. This is…

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