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  • Gordon to Duterte: You? Teaching me courtesy?
    by clopez on October 27, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. Sen. Richard Gordon lashed back at President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday for admonishing him to “be courteous” during the Senate blue ribbon hearings, noting how ironic it was, coming from someone who had cursed at God and disrespected women. “So spare me a lecture The post Gordon to Duterte: You? Teaching me courtesy? appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Critical thinking can’t be apolitical, teachers tell DepEd
    by clopez on October 27, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    “When we don’t speak against the rampant social injustices, including the proliferation of fake news [about the Marcoses, martial law and the like], we allow them to prosper,” a philosophy teacher from Calamba, Laguna, said in response to a recent Department of Education (DepEd) social media post reminding teachers to be apolitical. The now-deleted Facebook The post Critical thinking can’t be apolitical, teachers tell DepEd appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • PH hospitals may start giving breakthrough COVID pills in November
    by clopez on October 27, 2021 at 9:38 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — About 300,000 COVID-19 patients in the country who have exhibited mild symptoms will be able to avail themselves of molnupiravir, the first oral antiviral pill prescribed for COVID-19, by next month. The breakthrough medication will be available in hospitals and medical associations that were granted a compassionate special permit (CSP) early this The post PH hospitals may start giving breakthrough COVID pills in November appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • PH study shows 1 in 4 COVID patients at risk for stroke
    by clopez on October 27, 2021 at 9:36 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — One in every four Filipinos hospitalized for COVID-19 is at risk of having a stroke and other disorders that affect the brain, according to a recent local study conducted by the Philippine Neurological Association. The retrospective study, presented on Wednesday to reporters in an online roundtable discussion, showed that of the 10,881 The post PH study shows 1 in 4 COVID patients at risk for stroke appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Vote buying illegal, says Comelec; Robredo clarifies quip
    by clopez on October 27, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) maintains that vote buying is an illegal act even if the person who accepts the bribe from candidates will vote according to what he or she deems right. “I disagree with the notion of taking the money and voting according to your conscience,” Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez The post Vote buying illegal, says Comelec; Robredo clarifies quip appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • SC asked to compel gov’t action vs plastic pollution
    by clopez on October 27, 2021 at 9:30 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — Climate and youth activists, fisherfolk, a former lawmaker, and environmentalists asked the Supreme Court on Wednesday to stop a “ticking ecological time bomb” by directing the government to take a major step in curbing plastic pollution, which it was supposed to have done 20 years ago, to prevent potentially irreversible damage to The post SC asked to compel gov’t action vs plastic pollution appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • SM Prime reaches out to needy through ‘100 Days of Caring’
    by clopez on October 27, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    In keeping with its commitment to mark “100 Days of Caring” for the holiday season, the employees and management of SM Prime Holdings Inc. (SMPH) have donated their P2.5-million Christmas party fund to different charities serving the underprivileged. “SM Prime’s employees give as one family to underserved communities in these challenging times. It has been The post SM Prime reaches out to needy through ‘100 Days of Caring’ appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • House transmits budget bill to Senate
    by clopez on October 27, 2021 at 9:14 pm

    Speaker Lord Allan Velasco said the House of Representatives was looking forward to bicameral conference on the 2022 General Appropriations Bill after it transmitted House Bill No. 10153 to the Senate. House appropriations panel chair and ACT-CIS Rep. Eric Yap says 35 printed copies of budget bill transmitted to Senate on Monday, two days ahead The post House transmits budget bill to Senate appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • House panel approves extension of PSALM charter
    by clopez on October 27, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    The House committee on energy on Wednesday approved a substitute bill to extend for 30 years the corporate life of Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM). Albay Rep. Joey Salceda said the measure would help the government avoid having to shoulder what he estimated to be P198 billion in PSALM liabilities by 2026, The post House panel approves extension of PSALM charter appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • CHEd memo on purging of ‘subversive’ books an ‘attack on academic freedom’ – groups
    by clopez on October 27, 2021 at 9:04 pm

    BAGUIO CITY, Benguet, Philippines — The memorandum of the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) regional office in the Cordillera encouraging universities and colleges to remove “subversive” learning materials from their libraries and information network is a “brazen attack on academic freedom” in a form of state policy, students and rights groups said this week. On The post CHEd memo on purging of ‘subversive’ books an ‘attack on academic freedom’ – groups appeared first […]

  • Negros Oriental battles third wave of COVID-19
    by clopez on October 27, 2021 at 9:02 pm

    DUMAGUETE CITY—While coronavirus cases have been reported dropping in many parts of the country, Negros Oriental is battling a third wave of infections driven by the highly transmissible Delta variant of COVID-19. “Majority of the samples [we] sent to the Philippine Genome Center turned out as Delta variant,” said Dr. Nikko Paolo Cablao, head of The post Negros Oriental battles third wave of COVID-19 appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Vaccination of minors seen as path to herd immunity in Cagayan de Oro
    by clopez on October 27, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    ILIGAN CITY—The local government of Cagayan de Oro City will rollout vaccines for individuals age 12 to 17 starting on Friday in a bid to ramp up vaccination coverage and achieve herd immunity against COVID-19 before the year ends. Dr. Ted Yu, medical officer of the City Health Office (CHO), said priority are those with The post Vaccination of minors seen as path to herd immunity in Cagayan de Oro appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Bahagi ng Cagayan de Oro binaha dahil sa malakas na ulan
    by ABS-CBN News on October 27, 2021 at 8:39 pm

    Nakaranas ng malakas na ulan ang lungsod at mga karatig na lugar sa Bukidnon at Misamis Oriental nitong Miyerkoles.

  • Estudyante sa Davao de Oro tiklo dahil di makabayad umano ng P500k sa online sabong
    by ABS-CBN News on October 27, 2021 at 7:40 pm

    Arestado ng pulisya Lunes ng gabi ang isang estudyante sa bayan ng Maco, isang maaaring kaso ng swindling, ayon sa mga awtoridad.

  • Robredo spokesman claps back at Imee ‘extraordinary housewife’ comment
    by Adrian Ayalin, ABS-CBN News on October 27, 2021 at 7:07 pm

    Vice-presidential spokesman Barry Gutierrez says public shouldn’t forget that Robredo is an ‘extraordinary lawyer’ and a ‘productive legislator,’ too.

  • 443 pass Forester Licensure Exam
    by Alexander Magno on October 27, 2021 at 4:20 pm

    MANILA, Philippines —The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced on Wednesday that 443 of 761 aspirants passed the October 2021 Forester Licensure Exam (FLE). Richelle Royce Ilagan Tapulao of the University of the Philippines Los Baños topped the list with a score of 91.70 percent. In second place is Nel Angela Rico Orenciana, also from UP The post 443 pass Forester Licensure Exam appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • EUAs for third dose, boosters out next week
    by Mayen Jaymalin on October 27, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    The Food and Drug Administration is likely to come out next week with an emergency use authority for vaccines to be used as a third dose for individuals fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

  • House sends P5.02 trillion budget for 2022 to Senate
    by Delon Porcalla on October 27, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    The House of Representatives on Monday sent to the Senate for its concurrence the proposed P5.024-trillion national budget for 2022, ahead of the original schedule as the government tries to have it approved before the year ends.

  • Duterte: ASEAN must stand on its own in recovery
    by Helen Flores on October 27, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Southeast Asian nations must be able to stand on their own in recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic even with help from external partners, President Duterte said on Tuesday.

  • DOT mulls full subsidy of travelers’ swab tests
    by Ghio Ong on October 27, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    The Department of Tourism wants to subsidize all charges and fees of COVID swab tests for local tourists.

  • More Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine shots arrive in PH
    by Jervis Manahan, ABS-CBN News on October 27, 2021 at 3:44 pm

    More than 976,000 doses of government-procured Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19 arrived in the country Wednesday evening.

  • Pope Francis to visit Canada, help reconciliation over indigenous schools scandal
    by Reuters on October 27, 2021 at 3:39 pm

    The Vatican says that Canada's bishops had formally invited Pope Francis to make a visit which would be part of a 'process of reconciliation' with indigenous peoples

  • Ryan Reyes, 38, turning back hands of time as TNT zeroes in on elusive PBA crown
    by Delfin Dioquino on October 27, 2021 at 3:35 pm

    Defensive specialist Ryan Reyes plays a pivotal role as TNT sits on a commanding 3-1 lead in the PBA Philippine Cup finals against Magnolia

  • Oxford University confirms Marcos Jr. did not graduate, failed to complete degree
    by Jauhn Etienne Villaruel, ABS-CBN News on October 27, 2021 at 3:28 pm

    The University of Oxford confirmed Wednesday that Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos, Jr. failed to complete his degree.

  • Taiwan needs to beef up defense, seek more friends, minister says
    by Reuters on October 27, 2021 at 3:16 pm

    'In the face of the Chinese Communists' threat to our national security, we will do our best to defend our country's sovereignty and will never give in under duress,' says Taiwan's foreign minister

  • BVR on Tour Santa Ana leg 2 unwraps
    by Rappler.com on October 27, 2021 at 3:11 pm

    The Creamline beach volleyball squads aim for another dominant run in the second leg of the BVR on Tour

  • PH to start nationwide vaccination of minors on Nov. 3
    by ABS-CBN News on October 27, 2021 at 3:08 pm

    The Philippines' COVID-19 vaccination drive for young Filipinos aged 12 to 17 is set to begin next week.

  • Molnupiravir shipment to arrive in PH next month
    by ABS-CBN News on October 27, 2021 at 3:03 pm

    The Philippines will soon add to its COVID-19 treatment arsenal as it prepares to receive its first shipment of the new anti-viral drug molnupiravir.

  • Imee says Sara Duterte convinced Marcos Jr. to run for president
    by ABS-CBN News on October 27, 2021 at 2:56 pm

    Senator Imee Marcos fueled more speculation about a possible 2022 alliance between her brother, Bongbong, and Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio.

  • What PH presidential aspirants say about vote-buying
    by ABS-CBN News on October 27, 2021 at 2:51 pm

    The Philippine vice president, Leni Robredo, earned a backlash with her advice on how to react to candidates engaged in vote buying.

  • ASEAN announces new strategic pact with Australia
    by Reuters on October 27, 2021 at 2:48 pm

    Australia's clinching the comprehensive strategic partnership with ASEAN comes in the wake of regional reservations over its new AUKUS pact with Washington and London

  • Chot Reyes lauds banged up Troy Rosario for playing through pain in Game 4 win
    by Delfin Dioquino on October 27, 2021 at 2:34 pm

    Despite suffering a dislocated finger and enduring spinal shock, Troy Rosario inspires TNT to a Game 4 blowout as they move on the brink of the PBA Philippine Cup title

  • Robredo clarifies vote-buying remarks | Evening wRap
    by Rappler.com on October 27, 2021 at 2:26 pm

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  • Laoag city mayor gets DILG warning for COVID-19 protocol breach
    by John Michael Mugas on October 27, 2021 at 2:14 pm

    The DILG warns Laoag city Mayor Michael Marcos Keon that he faces stiffer sanctions if he continues violating COVID-19 health protocols

  • Kobe Paras, Niigata falter vs Tokyo for 6th straight loss
    by Martin Mendoza on October 27, 2021 at 2:01 pm

    Kobe Paras unloads 13 points but the Niigata Albirex BB still fall short of snapping their losing streak

  • Partisipasyon ng Pilipinas sa WW2, kasama sa bagong bukas na Imperial War Museum
    by Rose Eclarinal | TFC News United Kingdom on October 27, 2021 at 1:56 pm

    LONDON - Bukas na ang bagong bihis na Imperial War Museum (IWM) na ngayo’y tahanan ng higit 3,500 bagong museum collections mula sa walumpung bansa, na sa unang pagkakataon, tampok sa museo ang Second World War at Holocaust galleries.

  • Ka Leody: Reform political, electoral system to end vote-buying and patronage politics
    by postie on October 27, 2021 at 1:53 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — As discussions on vote-buying were heating up, labor leader and presidential aspirant Leody de Guzman has called for reforms in the political and electoral system to end vote-buying and patronage politics. In a tweet on Wednesday, De Guzman said vote-buying happens because “the masses are hungry and have no choice but to The post Ka Leody: Reform political, electoral system to end vote-buying and patronage politics appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • 3 hinihinalang carnapper, arestado sa Quezon City
    by Jeffrey Hernaez, ABS-CBN News on October 27, 2021 at 1:53 pm

    MAYNILA - Arestado ang tatlong umano’y carnapper matapos ang isinagawang operasyon ng Quezon City District Highway Patrol Team at National Capital Region Highway Patrol Unit sa Barangay Batasan, Quezon City.

  • VP running mate ni Bongbong Marcos posibleng taga-VisMin: Imee
    by ABS-CBN News on October 27, 2021 at 1:44 pm

    Ibinunyag ni Sen. Imee Marcos na mula sa Visayas o Mindanao ang posibleng piliing VP running mate ng kapatid niyang si Bongbong Marcos.

  • UPLB grad tops October 2021 forester board exam
    by ABS-CBN News on October 27, 2021 at 1:36 pm

    The Professional Regulation Commission announced Wednesday that 443 out of 761 examinees passed the Forester Licensure Examination given this month.

  • [VIDEO EDITORIAL] When the Ombudsman weaponizes SALNs against the public
    by Rappler.com on October 27, 2021 at 1:31 pm

    For the Ombudsman to say that journalists and the public have 'weaponized' the SALN is to spin a hidden agenda: to scrap transparency and protect those who need to hide unexplained wealth

  • Duterte cites 2016 arbitral award on S. China Sea as PH contribution to int'l legal order
    by Joyce Balancio, ABS-CBN News on October 27, 2021 at 1:21 pm

    President Rodrigo Duterte reiterated during the latest Southeast Asian leaders' meetings his country's contribution to international law after securing a victory in the arbitration case against China on their maritime disputes in the South China Sea.

  • Ilocos Norte to start COVID-19 vaccination of children with comorbidities
    by clopez on October 27, 2021 at 1:12 pm

    LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte—The rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination for children with comorbidities ages 12 to 17 will begin in Ilocos Norte’s biggest public hospital on Friday, Oct. 29, according to a health official. The vaccination facility at the Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center (MMMH&MC) in Batac City would be the first in The post Ilocos Norte to start COVID-19 vaccination of children with comorbidities appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Injured whale rescued, treated in Sarangani province
    by clopez on October 27, 2021 at 12:58 pm

    KORONADAL CITY — An injured female pygmy sperm whale (Kogia breviceps) is currently being treated in a facility in Sarangani after it was rescued on Monday, October 25, on the province’s coast. Lawyer Felix S. Alicer, regional executive director of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Region 12 (DENR-12), said the two-meter mammal was weak and The post Injured whale rescued, treated in Sarangani province appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • SWS: 3 in 10 Filipinos believe quality of life will improve next year
    on October 27, 2021 at 12:50 pm

    A recent poll conducted by the Social Weather Stations found that 33% of adult Filipinos are optimistic that their quality of life will improve in the next 12 months. 

  • Village councilman, pal slain in Maguindanao ambush
    by clopez on October 27, 2021 at 12:33 pm

    DATU ODIN SINSUAT, Maguindanao — A police manhunt was launched against two men who allegedly shot dead a village councilman and his companion along the national highway here on Tuesday afternoon (October 26). The victims were on board a motorbike when the gunmen, on another motorbike, tailed them along the national highway in Barangay Makir. The post Village councilman, pal slain in Maguindanao ambush appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Velasco: Proposed 2022 nat’l budget on track for enactment before year ends
    by postie on October 27, 2021 at 12:15 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — The proposed P5.024-trillion national budget for next year is on track for enactment before the end of 2021, according to Speaker Lord Allan Velasco. This, as the House of Representatives already transmitted House Bill No. 10153 or the 2022 General Appropriations Bill to the Senate two days ahead of the October 27 The post Velasco: Proposed 2022 nat’l budget on track for enactment before year ends appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Presidential bets sa Halalan 2022 game magharap sa debate
    by ABS-CBN News on October 27, 2021 at 12:10 pm

    Pitong buwan bago ang Halalan 2022, mayorya sa presidential bets na ang naghayag ng kahandaang humarap sa isang debate.

  • Over 130,000 Olongapo residents jabbed vs COVID-19
    by clopez on October 27, 2021 at 12:04 pm

    OLONGAPO CITY—At least 132, 522 residents in this city have already received either the first or second dose of the vaccine against COVID-19, Mayor Rolen Paulino Jr. said on Wednesday (Oct. 27). In a statement, Paulino said 57, 761, or 44 percent of the figure had been fully vaccinated, including those who received the single-dose The post Over 130,000 Olongapo residents jabbed vs COVID-19 appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • 60 more Tarlac residents contract COVID-19; death toll rises to 744
    by clopez on October 27, 2021 at 11:52 am

    MABALACAT CITY, Pampanga — At least 60 more residents in Tarlac province have contracted COVID-19 while nine died from the viral disease, the provincial government disclosed on Tuesday, Oct. 26. The new fatalities include eight Tarlac City residents between 32 and 73 years old and a one-year-old infant from Capas town. In its latest bulletin, The post 60 more Tarlac residents contract COVID-19; death toll rises to 744 appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Colmenares: Make politicians, poll execs liable over vote-buying, not voters
    by postie on October 27, 2021 at 11:51 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Of all parties involved in the illegal vote-buying scheme, politicians doing the dirty deed and election officials looking the other way should be the ones being held accountable and not the voters taking the money. This was the position of senatorial candidate and former Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares on the issue The post Colmenares: Make politicians, poll execs liable over vote-buying, not voters appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • 3 drug suspects nabbed, P214K ‘shabu’ seized in Zambales
    by clopez on October 27, 2021 at 11:22 am

    SAN ANTONIO, Zambales — Police in Iba on Tuesday (Oct. 26) arrested three suspected drug dealers and seized P214,000 worth of crystal meth during an anti-narcotics operation. Col. Romano Cardiño, police provincial director, identified the suspects as Alenor Barasar, 43; Doblon Ampoan, 48; and Jalil Dimao, 34. According to Cardiño, an undercover police agent managed The post 3 drug suspects nabbed, P214K ‘shabu’ seized in Zambales appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Negros Oriental to drop swab test rule for fully vaccinated visitors
    by clopez on October 27, 2021 at 11:14 am

    DUMAGUETE CITY — Despite increased COVID-19 cases, Negros Oriental will no longer require fully vaccinated travelers to submit a negative swab test upon arrival in the province starting November 1. Fully vaccinated individuals, however, are required to bring their vaccination cards, government-issued IDs, and a vaccination certificate from the Department of Health. For unvaccinated and The post Negros Oriental to drop swab test rule for fully vaccinated visitors appeared first on Inquirer […]

  • Isabel town mayor’s aide nabbed over slay of local chief exec’s critic
    by clopez on October 27, 2021 at 11:03 am

    ORMOC CITY — Police arrested the personal security escort of Mayor Saturnino Medina of Isabel town in Leyte for allegedly killing a Facebook user who was critical to the local chief executive. Mat Marquez, 41, did not resist arrest when the local police went to his house in Barangay Libertad, Isabel, Leyte at 1 p.m. The post Isabel town mayor’s aide nabbed over slay of local chief exec’s critic appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Police seize ‘hot’ lumber worth P400,000 at a checkpoint in N. Samar town
    by clopez on October 27, 2021 at 10:55 am

    TACLOBAN CITY — Policemen in Northern Samar province confiscated hot lumber with a commercial value of over P400,000 at a checkpoint in Allen town on Wednesday. The forest products were loaded in a 10-wheeler reefer van driven by Jan Richard Ballosa, 28, when these were stopped at a checkpoint in Barangay Sabang 2. Ballosa, who The post Police seize ‘hot’ lumber worth P400,000 at a checkpoint in N. Samar town appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Typhoons and COVID: How much more can PH take?
    by tbergonia on October 27, 2021 at 10:54 am

    MANILA, Philippines—Every year, typhoons leave the Philippines ravaged—crops, homes and lives severely wrecked. It was in 2013 when Typhoon Yolanda, which carried winds of more than 300 kph, devastated the Visayas and left widespread damage worth P95 billion. READ: One of world’s strongest typhoons lashes Philippines Dr. Alvin Ang, in 2014, said in his Eagle The post Typhoons and COVID: How much more can PH take? appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Negros Occidental maritime cops seize 7,000 kilos of endangered fossilized and fresh giant clams
    by clopez on October 27, 2021 at 10:48 am

    BACOLOD CITY –The maritime police in southern Negros Occidental seized 7,000 kilos of endangered fossilized and fresh clams, locally known as Taclobo, in Sitio Ondol Pasil, Barangay Cayhagan, Sipalay City on Tuesday, October 26. Seized were P490,000 worth of Taclobos identified as endangered species, a violation of section 102 of Republic Act 10654 that bans The post Negros Occidental maritime cops seize 7,000 kilos of endangered fossilized and fresh giant clams appeared first on Inquirer […]

  • Expect rain to continue in Quezon, Bicol Region due to amihan – Pagasa
    by postie on October 27, 2021 at 10:46 am

    MANILA, Philippines — The province of Quezon and Bicol Region would continue to experience overcast skies and rain on Thursday, the state weather service said, amid the prevailing northeast monsoon, locally known as amihan. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) also said the northeast monsoon will dump light rain over Ilocos Region, Cordillera, The post Expect rain to continue in Quezon, Bicol Region due to amihan – Pagasa appeared first […]

  • Duterte seeks creation of Asean center for public health emergencies ASAP
    by postie on October 27, 2021 at 10:18 am

    MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte called for the creation of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Center on Public Health Emergencies and Emerging Diseases to be expedited. In a video aired Wednesday, Duterte, during his intervention at the 38th Asean Summit on Tuesday, stressed the need for the center as Asean “must be The post Duterte seeks creation of Asean center for public health emergencies ASAP appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Olongapo folk visit graves ahead of ‘Undas’ cemetery closure
    by tbergonia on October 27, 2021 at 10:14 am

    OLONGAPO CITY—Residents have started visiting the graves of their dead relatives earlier than usual after the city government ordered the closure of cemeteries on Oct. 29 to Nov. 2 to prevent the spread of COVID cases during the celebration of Undas, a time when Filipinos pay homage to their dead loved ones. Police have already The post Olongapo folk visit graves ahead of ‘Undas’ cemetery closure appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • 2 killed as truck crashes into wall of supermarket in Bulacan
    by clopez on October 27, 2021 at 10:14 am

    GUIGUINTO, Bulacan — A truck driver and his helper were killed after their vehicle crashed into the wall of a supermarket in this town on Tuesday, October 26, police said. Capt. Norweda Usman, Bulacan police information officer, identified the victims as Elmer Delfin, 38, and Wendell Abria, 19. Usman said Delfin lost control of the The post 2 killed as truck crashes into wall of supermarket in Bulacan appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Moreno: Money can’t sway Filipino voters, but can’t blame them if they take it
    by postie on October 27, 2021 at 9:51 am

    MANILA, Philippines — For Manila City Mayor and presidential aspirant Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso, money cannot persuade Filipino voters to choose a particular candidate but no one should also blame them if they accept it. According to him, the “Filipino is intelligent” and politicians should not think lowly of them. Although he also acknowledged that The post Moreno: Money can’t sway Filipino voters, but can’t blame them if they take it appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Drivers now required to take driver’s education upon license renewal – LTO
    by postie on October 27, 2021 at 9:43 am

    MANILA, Philippines — All drivers seeking to renew their license will now be required to acquire a certification from the Comprehensive Driver’s Education (CDE) starting Oct. 28, said the Land Transportation Office (LTO). “Ang lahat ng magrerenew ay kailangang dumaan sa Comprehensive Driver’s Education (CDE) upang matanggap nila ang kanilang CDE Certificate,” said LTO in The post Drivers now required to take driver’s education upon license renewal – LTO appeared first on Inquirer […]

  • SC urged to issue writ of kalikasan, prod gov’t to tackle plastic waste
    by postie on October 27, 2021 at 9:20 am

    MANILA, Philippines—A petition has been filed before the Supreme Court to call on the government to finally clamp down on the unrelenting emission of millions of tons of plastic waste into every nook and cranny of the country including Manila Bay. Petitioners from various environmental organizations, fisherfolk, local lawmakers and former senator Sergio Osmeña III The post SC urged to issue writ of kalikasan, prod gov’t to tackle plastic waste appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Marcos Jr’s ‘special diploma’ from Oxford: You can have it, too
    by tbergonia on October 27, 2021 at 9:18 am

    The Marcos camp has been consistent with its claim that Ferdinand Marcos Jr, son of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, was an Oxford “graduate” since he matriculated in one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious universities in 1975. But being issued a certificate or, as Marcos Jr. claims, a diploma does not mean one The post Marcos Jr’s ‘special diploma’ from Oxford: You can have it, too appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Finnish scientists create ‘sustainable’ lab-grown coffee
    by dlejano on October 27, 2021 at 9:17 am

    HELSINKI — Latte drinkers may in the future be sipping on java sourced from a petri dish rather than a plantation, say scientists behind a new technique to grow what they hope to be sustainable coffee in a lab. “It’s really coffee, because there is nothing else than coffee material in the product,” Heiko Rischer The post Finnish scientists create ‘sustainable’ lab-grown coffee appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Hong Kong passes film censorship law to ‘safeguard national security’
    by dlejano on October 27, 2021 at 9:10 am

    HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s legislature passed a new film censorship law on Wednesday to “safeguard national security”, though critics say it will dampen creativity in its world famous movie industry and further reduce freedoms in the former British colony. China imposed a sweeping national security law over its most restive city last year, and The post Hong Kong passes film censorship law to ‘safeguard national security’ appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • China condemns posters of Tibetan flag outside its embassy in Denmark
    by dlejano on October 27, 2021 at 9:06 am

    COPENHAGEN — China condemned on Wednesday the placing of election posters depicting the Tibetan flag outside its embassy in Denmark as a deliberate attempt to interfere in China’s internal affairs. Ten posters of a candidate in a local election standing next to the Tibetan flag were removed shortly after he put them up outside the The post China condemns posters of Tibetan flag outside its embassy in Denmark appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Russia reports record COVID-19 daily death toll
    by dlejano on October 27, 2021 at 9:03 am

    MOSCOW — Russia on Wednesday reported 1,123 new COVID-19 deaths, its highest one-day toll of the pandemic amid a surge in cases that has forced officials to partially reimpose some lockdown measures. The coronavirus task force also said it had recorded 36,582 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, including 5,789 in Moscow. Russia The post Russia reports record COVID-19 daily death toll appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • COVID death toll reaches 42,348 with 271 more fatalities
    by postie on October 27, 2021 at 8:50 am

    MANILA, Philippines — A total of 271 more COVID-19 patients have died, further pushing the country’s fatality count due to the disease to 42,348 as of Wednesday, according to data from the Department of Health (DOH). The case fatality rate for COVID-19 in the country now stands at 1.53 percent out of the 2.76 million The post COVID death toll reaches 42,348 with 271 more fatalities appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • After VP push, admin party now prodding Duterte to run for senator
    by Xave Gregorio on October 27, 2021 at 8:28 am

    The faction of administration party Partido Demokratiko Pilipino – Lakas ng Bayan backed by President Rodrigo Duterte admitted that it is trying to convince him to run for senator in the 2022 elections.

  • Philippines sees 3,218 new COVID-19 cases
    on October 27, 2021 at 8:01 am

    Wednesday's new cases pushed the Philippines' total count to 2,768,849.

  • 24% of the population fully vaccinated against coronavirus
    on October 27, 2021 at 6:14 am

    Some 26.18 million Filipinos have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 since the government launched its inoculation campaign nearly eight months ago, official figures show. 

  • Robredo backs proposals limiting grounds to substitute poll bets
    by Xave Gregorio on October 27, 2021 at 4:15 am

    Vice President Leni Robredo threw her support for proposals limiting the grounds for the substitution of candidates in elections, saying that the current rule has been abused and has turned election law into a “mockery.”

  • COVID-19 vaccination on minors nationwide set on November 3
    by Christian Deiparine on October 27, 2021 at 2:58 am

    The Philippines will expand further its COVID-19 vaccination on minors to as young as 12 across the country early next month, inoculation czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said Wednesday. 

  • Catholic Schools Keep the Philippines Undereducated
    by publisher@philnews.com on October 26, 2021 at 2:43 pm

    The next Philippine president should make education the top priority of his or her administration. At this stage, it should be crystal clear to Filipinos that our country is being left behind by its Southeast Asian neighbors— neighbors who at one time lagged behind us. And now that science and technology are growing ever more indispensable in people's lives, tomorrow's Filipinos will need the foundation that only a science-based education can provide.

  • Maria Ressa, the Philippines' First Nobel Laureate—Kudos
    by publisher@philnews.com on October 12, 2021 at 11:54 am

    We've been complaining for years about the fact that no Filipino has ever won a Nobel prize. Well, now we finally have our very own Nobel laureate. Maria Ressa, a Filipino-American journalist, who for years has been hounded and persecuted by the Duterte administration for what many say are nothing but trumped-up charges, was awarded the 2021 Nobel Peace prize together with Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov.

  • Facebook, Instagram, Young Girls, and Beauty Pageants
    by publisher@philnews.com on October 2, 2021 at 4:46 pm

    After the Wall Street Journal published a series of articles on the deleterious effect Facebook's Instagram app had on many young girls, the U.S. Senate summoned executives from both companies to Capitol Hill. Cecilia Kang, a writer for The New York Times noted that "Senators accused the company of knowing for years that Instagram, its photo-sharing app, has caused mental and emotional harm." The idealized, oftentimes manipulated, images of others on Instagram affected the self-image of teens […]

  • Don't Make the Same Mistake Twice, Vote Wisely in 2022
    by publisher@philnews.com on September 21, 2021 at 2:29 pm

    The International Criminal Court (ICC) appears set to investigate President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs. It looks like the Philippine president has painted himself into a corner yet again. Human rights advocates are closing in, and demanding answers. But Duterte appears to have nothing to say—even his raison d'etre: stopping illegal drugs, has failed. Those drugs are as readily available now as they were before he started his drug war.

  • Checks and Balances Rein in the Powerful
    by publisher@philnews.com on September 1, 2021 at 6:57 pm

    The Philippine Senate appears to be one of the few remaining institutions able to go head-to-head with President Rodrigo Duterte. The recent hearings of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee chaired by Sen. Dick Gordon show that amongst government officials, only the Senate seems able to call the president and his allies to task.