Journey of a conscience

Victor Carmelo O. Diola - @inquirerdotnet 05/11/2022

I was 13 when martial law was declared. I was in the car with the guys I played basketball with when someone said that we were under martial law. It was my first encounter with the ominous-sounding…

FIVB officials in Manila to inspect venues for VNL tourney

Glendale G. Rosal 04/05/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) officials conducted an ocular inspection of the venues of the Volleyball Nations League men’s and women’s tournaments in June in Manila. The Philippines’ hosting of the two major international…

US deploys 3,000 troops in Ukraine standoff

Inquirer.net 02/03/2022

WASHINstandoff in UkraineGTON — The United States on Wednesday deployed several thousand troops to bolster Nato forces in eastern Europe, as the leaders of France and Germany flagged trips to Moscow to address Western fears of an…

First known US Omicron case found in fully vaccinated overseas traveler

Reuters 12/02/2021

WASHINGTON — The United States on Wednesday identified its first known case of Omicron, discovered in a fully vaccinated patient who traveled to South Africa, as scientists continue to study the risks the new COVID variant could pose.…

Bernaldez, unbeaten foe make weight; fight on tomorrow

Glendale G. Rosal 11/05/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Mark “Machete” Bernaldez and his unbeaten American foe Andres Cortes passed Friday’s weigh-in for their eight-rounder bout tomorrow, Saturday at the Virgin Hotels Las Vegas in the United States. Bernaldez, tipped the weighing…

Bernaldez welcomes underdog tag vs unbeaten Cortes

Glendale G. Rosal 11/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Hard-hitting Mark “Machete” Bernaldez has learned to embrace the role of an underdog in his upcoming brawl against unbeaten American Andres Cortes on Saturday, November 5 (November 6, Manila Time) at the Virgin…

Sultan battles unbeaten Puerto Rican in New York on Sunday

Glendale G. Rosal 10/30/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Former world title challenger Jonas “Zorro” Sultan and Puerto Rican knockout artist Carlos “Purin” Caraballo will go after each other’s scalp on Sunday, October 31, 2021, in a much-anticipated duel between two power…

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…

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