Filipino athletes made history in Tokyo Olympics

By Carlo Canares QUEZON CITY —  Two Filipino female athletes made history after winning Olympic medals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Hidilyn Diaz won the Philippines’ first Olympic gold medal in the weightlifting category since the country first participated in the Olympics in 1927. Nesthy Petecio is the first Filipino female boxer to win an… Read More Filipino athletes made history in Tokyo Olympics

Duterte cites gains in PH health system amid COVID

By Jerome Carlo Paunan MANILA, — In his 6th and last State of the Nation Address (SONA), President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Monday cited the gains in the health systems achieved by the Philippines amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “At the early stages of the pandemic, our testing capacity was very limited. Recognizing the importance of… Read More Duterte cites gains in PH health system amid COVID

Duterte’s relentless drug war yields close to P60B seized

By Jerome Carlo Paunan MANILA, — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Monday made mention the achievements the government made so far in the “unyielding” drug war, including the capture of close P59.93 billion worth of illegal substance. “Our unyielding campaign led to the surrender of millions of drug dependents and neutralization, capture, and prosecution of… Read More Duterte’s relentless drug war yields close to P60B seized

Hidilyn’s Olympic gold brings ‘pride, glory’ to PH

By Jimmyley Guzman PASIG CITY, — Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief General Cirilito Sobejana on Tuesday expressed pride and lauded Filipina weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz for her historic gold medal win at the Tokyo Olympic Games Monday night. Sobejana said Diaz’s historic feat brought “pride and glory” to the military and the country. Sobejana… Read More Hidilyn’s Olympic gold brings ‘pride, glory’ to PH

Update: Renaming the Philippines ‘Maharlika’

Introduction The word maharlika has been gaining a lot of buzz recently after President Rodrigo Duterte talked about the possibility of changing the country’s name from Philippines to “Maharlika.” In a speech he delivered on February 11, 2019, the President said the name would be more fitting because it is a “Malay word and it… Read More Update: Renaming the Philippines ‘Maharlika’