Inquirer News from the Philippines

Philippine News for Filipinos
  1. MANILA, Philippines --- A man died on Wednesday morning after being struck by a Philippine National Railways (PNR) train in Manila. According to the incident report released by the PNR, the fatality was identified as Remy Orlino, a native of Zambales. Report showed that the incident happened at 6:20 a.m. on the northbound section of the PNR near the Pandacan station. Orlino, who estimated to be between 40-50 years old, "suddenly crossed the railroad tracks" that led to incident, the report noted. His body was later transferred to the Mesina Funeral Home in Pandacan. /ee...

    Keep on reading: Man hit and killed by PNR train in Manila
  2. https://www.instagram.com/p/BrirbVJA_7b/ Two-time NBA champion Lamar Odom is making a basketball comeback next year. The former Los Angeles Lakers star will be teaming up with Justin Brownlee as reinforcements for the Philippines' Mighty Sports in the Dubai International Basketball Tournament two months from now. Odom, the 2011 Sixth Man of the Year in the NBA, vowed that he's going be in full force for the Filipinos in the annual tournament as he tries to finally put his dark past behind. "To me this is a great warming up for the@thebig3!! It's been a minute since I've professionally competed and I hope to be as explosive as I used to be!" said Odom, one of the most versatil...

    Keep on reading: Ex-NBA star Lamar Odom to suit up for Philippines’ Mighty Sports in Dubai tilt
  3. MANILA, Philippines ---"If it is a joke, then it is not an accusation." Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said this on Wednesday to defend President Duterte's recent remark that former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas ordered the ambush of former police general and now Daanbantayan, Cebu Mayor Vicente Loot. In a speech in Davao City on Tuesday, Duterte denied involvement in the ambush of Loot. He said it was Roxas who ordered the assault, which Loot survived on May 13. Panelo earlier claimed that Duterte is "obviously" joking when he issued the remark. READ: Mar Roxas ordered Loot killed? Obviously, a joke, Panelo says "I read the transcipt and it appears to me that th...

    Keep on reading: Duterte remark on Loot, Roxas not an accusation — Panelo
  4.   MANILA, Philippines -- The approval of the House resolution seeking to amend the 1987 Constitution and shift the country's government to a federal system is the "latest gift" of House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her allies to President Rodrigo Duterte.   Senator Leila de Lima declared this Wednesday, as she believed the push for Charter Change (Cha-cha) is meant to "protect" Duterte's "political interests" and cover up their inability to govern the Filipino people.     Before Congress went on recess last week, the House of Representatives approved Resolution of Both Houses No. 15 (RBH15) that seeks to amend the 1987 Constitution. &nb...

    Keep on reading: House OK of Cha-cha resolution, a ‘gift’ of Arroyo, allies to Duterte?
  5. MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte is "always open to end bloodshed in the country" but the communist rebels' sincerity remains in question, Malacaang said Wednesday. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo issued the statement a day after Duterte said the New People's Army, who has been waging war with the government for over five decades now, "do not deserve mercy." He said he would just "finish" off the rebels. READ: Duterte to Reds: You deserve no mercy Sought for comment, Panelo said "there have been recent ambushes" by the rebels despite declaring their desire for a holiday ceasefire. "Remember they said we are going to have a Christmas truce and yet...

    Keep on reading: Palace: Duterte ‘always open’ to talks but Reds must show sincerity