Boy Abunda brings ‘The Best Talk’ online via FYE Channel

Entertainment / Boy Abunda brings ‘The Best Talk’ online via FYE Channel Boy Abunda brings ‘The Best Talk’ online via FYE Channel “Asia’s King of Talk” Boy Abunda is taking his expertise on show business, talk shows, and hosting on the live streaming app Kumu as he launches his newest program “The Best Talk” on the FYE Channel starting this Saturday (October 24). After hosting Cinema One’s “Inside the Cinema” for a decade, the seasoned talk show host returns to lead the cable channel’s latest online offering by conducting unfiltered…

Australia, Japan to ramp up engagement in South China Sea

The regional partners have agreed to enhance maritime activities in the South China Sea amid mounting concerns over “destabilising and coercive unilateral actions”, which threaten to “alter the status quo”, Defence Minister Linda Reynolds has revealed. The regional partners have agreed to enhance maritime activities in the South China Sea amid mounting concerns over “destabilising and coercive unilateral actions”, which threaten to “alter the status quo”, Defence Minister Linda Reynolds has revealed. Australian Minister for Defence Linda Reynolds met with Japan’s newly appointed Minister of Defense Kishi Nobuo in Tokyo…

Norman Black sees bright future for Trevis Jackson

Meralco guard Trevis Jackson was productive against Magnolia. (PBA Images) ANGELES CITY–On limited exposure in the previous games, Meralco guard Trevis Jackson made the most out of the playing minutes given to him by coach Norman Black on Tuesday.  With Meralco staring at an 85-90 deficit, Jackson drained back-to-back triples for a 91-90 lead with 57.2 seconds remaining at the Angeles University Foundation Sports and Cultural Center powered by Smart 5G.  The Fil-Am cager also converted a free throw to pull the Bolts ahead, 94-92, with 15 ticks left before Chris…

Fred Frederikse, Sulu: pirates, conflict and eco-tourism

Millisphere: a discrete region inhabited by roughly one thousandth of the world population. The millisphere engages in the simple task of adding up populations until reaching an ideal median of around eight million. In the process the millisphere glimpses human geography and imagines an ideal future. Stretching from Borneo in the west to Mindanao in the east, the millisphere of Sulu contains the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region (BAR) (population 4.2 million) and the Malaysian province of Sabah (3.5 million) – and is home to the Moro (a Spanish word). For centuries…

The Lowdown on an Uptick – The Diplomat

Advertisement On October 9 — one day before Double Tenth Day, the National Day of Taiwan — the Gulei Port Economic Development Zone Administrative Committee in Zhangzhou, China and People’s Liberation Army (PLA) jointly issued an announcement for a ban on navigation. The reason: Live-fire exercises would be conducted on the Chinese internal waters in the east part of Gulei Peninsula from October 13 to 17. This is geographically the closest live-fire exercise to Taiwan since the Chinese Ministry of Defense announced on August 13 that it would demonstrate “Multi-units…

Storm ‘Pepito’ maintains strength despite landfall in Casiguran; hits hard at Isabela

By Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz and Liezle Basa Inigo Tropical storm “Pepito” (international name: Saudel) has maintained its strength after making landfall over San Ildefonso peninsula in Casiguran, Aurora around 9 p.m., Tuesday. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said “Pepito” was already in the vicinity of Dinalungan, Aurora at around 10 p.m. as it started to cross the Northern and Central Luzon regions on its way to the West Philippine Sea. Signal No. 2 remains hoisted over La Union, Pangasinan, Ifugao, Benguet, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Nueva Ecija,…

What’s at Stake for China in the US Election

Few major events occur in the world now occur without China having a stake, directly or indirectly, in their outcome. That is because Beijing has become a force to be reckoned with, and its influence has grown to rival or even surpass that of the US in many parts of the world. Just as elections throughout the world have historically implied some sort of impact on Washington, now the world is becoming accustomed to the same being true for Beijing. The US presidential election is certainly no exception. At least…

How U.S. Spy Flights Against China Undermine the International Order

Recent incidents in the South China Sea have called into question whether some U.S. spy flights in international airspace violate international norms. According to a Chinese think tank, in early September, while lingering in international airspace between China’s Hainan Island and the disputed Paracel Islands, a U.S. Air Force aircraft used electronic identification codes assigned to a Malaysian civilian plane. Again, on Sept. 22, another U.S. aircraft flying over the Yellow Sea used a transponder code assigned to a Philippines commercial airliner. According to a Chinese government spokesperson, this is…

Vic Manuel has yet to reach sharp form, admits Cariaso

Alaska coach Jeff Cariaso believes Vic Manuel is still in the process of regaining his form. (PBA Images) Alaska coach Jeffrey Cariaso is letting star power forward Vic Manuel take his time trying to get back into game shape while concentrating on aspects other than offense. Manuel played just 15 minutes on Tuesday but was instrumental in the Aces’ early onslaught that resulted in a 120-98 rout of the Blackwater Elite, the biggest winning margin after 11 days in the PBA bubble. Though averaging 14.5 points and 6.5 rebounds through…

Indonesia rejected US request to host spy planes | China

Officials tell Reuters Indonesia turned down a US request to allow its P-8 Poseidon planes to land and refuel there. Indonesia rejected this year a proposal by the United States to allow its P-8 Poseidon maritime surveillance planes to land and refuel there, according to four senior Indonesian officials familiar with the matter. US officials made multiple “high-level” approaches in July and August to Indonesia’s defence and foreign ministers before Indonesia’s president, Joko Widodo, rebuffed the request, the officials said. Representatives for Indonesia’s president and defence minister, the US State…