Five tips on how to start a farm even without prior experience

By Patricia Bianca S. Taculao  Retiring to the province and farming has always been a common dream among Filipinos. Because in farming, one can live a simple life in the presence of nature while also getting the satisfying feeling of growing their own food.  Yet, starting a farm isn’t as easy as it seems.  Jercyl and Fiona Uy, sisters who run Batangas Sunset Farm in Lian, Batangas, are familiar with this situation since they didn’t have any farming experience before they began running a farm with their father.  Batangas Sunset…

China can’t be trusted: Britain last HK governor

Beijing [China], October 1 (ANI): Asserting that China cannot be trusted, Britain’s last Hong Kong Governor Chris Patten has said that the coronavirus pandemic becomes a “greater menace” because of the Chinese government that silenced its brave doctors when they tried to blow the whistle on what was happening. In an opinion piece in Project Syndicate, Patten highlighted the four examples of the Chinese leadership’s “duplicity and mendacity” to demonstrate that the world should not trust China. Chinese President Xi Jinping’s dictatorship is certainly “thuggish” and adding that wicked repression…

South China Sea Dispute and UN – Telegraph Nepal

  Dr. Rambhakta Thakur, Kathmandu, Nepal                        In diplomacy, two and two is not always four. Sometimes it differs. Many constraints of related or unrelated, of subject or beyond subject are calculated and its implications are considered. South China Sea (SCS) dispute and tension is an example of historic claim and modern judgement. The strangler trade dispute of US and China , Indo -Pacific Strategy at one hand, and gradually developing trade gap with China with the world, and  increasing prominence…

Original Bulletin story of the ‘Thrilla in Manila’

Muhammad Ali emerged victorious over Joe Frazier in their third and final showdown dubbed as the “Thrilla in Manila” at the Araneta Coliseum, 45 years ago today. Bulletin sports editor Lito Fernandez wrote the main story which was published the following day. Frazier gives up in 14th; Ali going to quit? By Lito Fernandez(Bulletin sports editor) Muhammad Ali, who alternately calls himself the “best” and the “greatest,” proved yesterday that he is both when he scored a technical knockout over challenger Joe Frazier in the 14th round of a bloody,…

Britain last HK governor- The New Indian Express

By ANI BEIJING: Asserting that China cannot be trusted, Britain’s last Hong Kong Governor Chris Patten has said that the coronavirus pandemic becomes a “greater menace” because of the Chinese government that silenced its brave doctors when they tried to blow the whistle on what was happening. In an opinion piece in Project Syndicate, Patten highlighted the four examples of the Chinese leadership’s “duplicity and mendacity” to demonstrate that the world should not trust China. Chinese President Xi Jinping’s dictatorship is certainly “thuggish” and adding that wicked repression of Uyghurs goes…

Navy P-8 Poseidon Flies Mission Armed With Harpoon Missiles In Asia-Pacific Show Of Force

Photos of the armed P-8A, with the Bureau Number 169337 and wearing the markings of Patrol Squadron One (VP-1), operating from Kadena, appeared on social media yesterday, September 30th, 2020. Photographer RODN Kadena took the pictures of the plane apparently leaving the base on the same day. Currently, the AGM-84D is one of the P-8A’s two core armament options, alongside the Mk 54 air-launched lightweight torpedo for anti-submarine warfare. The Harpoon gives the Poseidons the ability to challenge enemy naval movements, either in support of offensive operations or in order…

How to fight boredom? PBA players show us how

(Screenshots from Instagram accounts of Jackson Corpuz, Rafi Reavis, Aljon Mariano, Ryan Arana and Paolo Taha) PBA players made the most of their time amid the quarantine while waiting for the continuation of the postponed 45th Season. It took around six months of preparation for the PBA to successfully relaunch a one-conference season, the Philippine Cup, due to the coronavirus pandemic. While most players spent their quarantine days with online and home workouts, some of them also took their precious time in rediscovering other hobbies. Others focused on family time…

Beijing using militarised outposts in South China Sea as platforms of coercion, says U.S.

The United States has demanded that President Xi Jinping honour his commitment that these maritime constructions “would not target or impact any country.” China is using its militarised outposts in the South China Sea as platforms of coercion to assert control over waters it has no lawful claim over, the United States has said, demanding President Xi Jinping to honour his commitment that these maritime constructions “would not target or impact any country.” Beijing claims almost all of the 1.3 million square-mile South China Sea as its sovereign territory. China…

UN law of the sea baseline for maritime rights, Vietnam and UK agree

The “Joint Statement on the Vietnam-U.K. Strategic Partnership: Development Orientation in the Next 10 Years” signed Wednesday in Hanoi reads: “We emphasize the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) as the basis for determining the scope of the seas, the sovereignty, jurisdiction and legitimate interests of the seas; and that UNCLOS is the comprehensive legal framework that all operations in seas and oceans must adhere to.” The statement came after a talk between Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh…

‘Tadhana’ airs fresh episode on October 3

‘Tadhana’ airs fresh episode on October 3 Weekly drama anthology series Tadhana, hosted by Kapuso Primetime Queen Marian Rivera, is back with a fresh episode this Saturday (Oct. 3). For others, the lockdown has made them safe but not for Imee, played by Katrina Halili. A former resort staff who now works from home as a virtual assistant, Imee is a victim of domestic violence. Being stuck at home everyday has made Imee’s relationship with her husband Benjo, played by Jason Abalos, turn for the worse. Despite being married for…