Philippine Daily Inquirer (Philippines)

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The immediate repatriation of more than 500 Filipinos on the cruise ship Diamond Princess was ordered by Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. as the two-week quarantine of the vessel off Yokohama, Japan, ended on Wednesday.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - If we left it to the players, the power generators, and the electricity distributors, they’d be left to pretty much work out whatever deal they liked. That would not be good for us who have to pay for the electricity bought out of that deal.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Shyril Gee Distor, 33, a restaurant manager, died on Feb. 3, after a “glutathione session” in a spa in Sampaloc, Manila. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - It seems straight out of a drama movie, reminiscent of the likes of “Voyage of the Damned” that tells the story of German Jews aboard the St. Louis bound for Havana to escape the Nazis during the outbreak of World War II. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The sudden departure of US forces created a power vacuum in the West Philippine Sea that was naturally filled by the next power in waiting — China.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The World Health Organization (WHO) and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), among others — have been repeating the message that the most effective way of preventing transmission is frequent handwashing with soap. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the Guadalupe-Escolta route will succeed this time, as traffic has made travel on the Pasig River viable again, and after three or four failed attempts.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - US President Theodore Roosevelt was referring to the White House as an “excellent” or “first-rate” platform for advocating causes and airing views, when he described the presidency as a “bully pulpit.”

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The World Health Organization lists three pandemics during the 20th century: “Spanish influenza” in 1918, “Asian influenza” in 1957, and “Hong Kong influenza” in 1968. But the mother of all outbreaks was the 1918 pandemic.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - When, despite Salvador Panelo’s straight-faced insistence that his boss had nothing to do with Calida’s action, President Duterte is on undeniable record that he wants ABS-CBN shuttered and that he would “see to it that you’re out”?