Japeth flashes old grit as Gin Kings stay clean

Japeth Aguilar scored 20 points for his best outing so far inside the bubble. (PBA Images) Japeth Aguilar and LA Tenorio showed signs of slowly regaining their form Sunday night as Barangay Ginebra San Miguel rolled past Meralco 105-91 for its third straight win in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Angeles University Foundation Sports and Cultural Center. Struggling since entering the bubble days before the start of the season, Aguilar and Tenorio played important roles in Ginebra taking control of the first meeting with Meralco since winning the Governors’…

Crumbling Chinese dream

Standing against the combined resources of numerous countries in a militaristic misadventure, statements from Beijing are reflective of pressure, not confidence Chinese history, taught in its formative schools, is complex, wounded and deliberately provocative as it aims to undo the “century of humiliation” that ostensibly ended with the advent of the Communists in 1949 under Chairman Mao Zedong. Seeds of revenge, insecurities and expansionist tendencies were assiduously sown and harnessed by the focussed efforts of the single-party regime. This transformational narrative of the deprived past to that of the dreams…

South China Sea news: Canada urges NATO to track Beijing | World | News

The South China Sea is a highly contested region which faces claims of ownership from China, Malaysia, Taiwan, Vietnam and the Philippines. Now Canada has accused Beijing of “hostage diplomacy” after detaining two Canadians. Appearing from Ottawa via a video link, Canada’s defence minister Harjit Sajjan said NATO needs to “monitor” China’s activities as the actions in the region are “concerning”. He said: “This type of hostage diplomacy is not what good rules-based order nations do. “So, if you want to be part of the global rules-based order, we need…

ABS-CBN launches new TV barkada to love in ‘Bagong Umaga’

A new TV barkada will inspire viewers and offer life lessons with their intertwined stories in ABS-CBN’s new series, “Bagong Umaga,” which will air starting October 26 (Monday) on A2Z channel 11, Kapamilya Channel, and Kapamilya Online Live. Follow Tony Labrusca, Barbie Imperial, Kiko Estrada, Michelle Vito, Yves Flores, and Heaven Peralejo in their journeys through life and as they discover the stories from their past that reveal their true connection with each other. Her family’s tragic past will motivate Tisay (Heaven) to become a successful journalist. Amidst the hardship,…

Taiwan’s Tsai paints China as aggressor in India, South China Sea

TAIPEI — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen painted Beijing as an aggressor in disputes from the South China Sea to the China-India border, while at the same time saying she was willing to hold cross-strait talks. Being careful not to directly name China, Tsai said in a National Day speech on Saturday in front of the Presidential Office in Taipei that “for some time we have all been paying close attention to changes in regional security.” “From sovereignty disputes in the South and East China seas and the China-India border conflict,…

Coach Caloy wants rookie Adrian Wong to show true potential

Adrian Wong scored 15 points for Rain or Shine. (PBA Images) ANGELES CITY–Rookie guard Adrian Wong needed some tough love from Rain or Shine coach Caloy Garcia to bring out his A-game against NorthPort on Sunday.  Garcia admitted he shouted at Wong at one point, but that incident pushed the former Ateneo gunner to finish with a game-high 15 points highlighted by three triples in the Elasto Painters’ 80-78 escape against the Batang Pier at the Angeles University Foundation Sports and Cultural Center powered by Smart 5G.  “Actually, I shouted…

Malaysia detains Chinese vessels for trespassing in territorial waters as Japan warns of same

According to a statement, 60 Chinese nationals were detained during an operation off the eastern coast of Johor, the southern Malaysian state which borders Singapore. Their vessels, all of which were registered in Qinhuangdao, a port in northern China, were en route to Mauritania, West Africa, when they trespassed in Malaysian waters, the country’s maritime authorities said. Malaysia reported 89 intrusions by Chinese coastguard and navy ships between 2016 and 2019, as tensions continue to escalate between the United States and China over Beijing’s claims to most of the resource-rich…

Manila asserts ‘economic rights’ in lifting South China Sea ban

MANILA — The Philippines’ decision to allow its contractors to resume drilling for energy resources in disputed areas of the South China Sea is based on the country’s “economic rights,” Manila’s energy minister said on Friday. Secretary Alfonso Cusi said he expects Beijing to respect Manila’s “unilateral” decision and insisted the move will not affect a possible joint resource exploration by the two countries in the South China Sea, talks for which have been hampered by the pandemic. “We trust China will respect our sovereign decision. I’m sure they also…

LPA east of PH enters PAR, may turn into tropical depression in 48 hours

The low pressure area (LPA) east of the country has already entered the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on, Oct. 18, Sunday afternoon and may develop into a tropical depression within 48 hours. Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) weather specialist Chris Perez said the LPA was at 1,035 kilometers east of Virac, Catanduanes around 4 p.m. on Sunday. Based on the latest Global Spectral Model wind forecast, Perez said the LPA will move generally northwest towards the Luzon area within the next two to three days. “We…