Stars come out for BrightLight Productions

More stars are set to join programs to be produced by BrightLight Productions! This was revealed by former Congressman Albee Benitez of Negros Occidental, owner of BrightLight Productions, who just launched six programs on TV5 in partnership with Cignal TV, during an exclusive interview in Timog, Quezon City recently. “Hindi naman sa ‘nililigawan’ namin. What we do is kinakausap namin,” said Benitez.”Some are Kapamilya stars while others are from other networks.” Benitez however clarified that these stars are not exclusive to TV5 or to BrightLight Productions. “The stars to the…

China’s cognitive dissonance and US Presidential election

Biden understands that to counter Beijing, the West and America’s allies need to speak with one voice and be willing to act in unison.   Conventional wisdom implies that Beijing wants President Donald Trump to be defeated on 3 November. After all, he has presided over the greatest deterioration in Sino-US relations since diplomatic relations were established in 1979 and the path he has set America on vis-à-vis China will endure well beyond the end of his time in office. As a result of his actions, there is now broadly…

World War 3: Australia respond to China ‘land-grab’ – upgrades submarines and land troops | World | News

And senator Eric Abetz said China‘s increasingly belligerent rhetoric was viewed with unease in his country – stressing conflict needed to be averted at all costs. Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced plans to increase Australia’s defence budget sharply earlier this year – and while he did not mention China by name, it was clear Beijing’s activities in the waterway, where it has built military fortifications on numerous uninhabited islands, were a major factor. Tasmanian senator Mr Abetz, who is a member of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee,…

19 areas, including Metro Manila, under Signal No. 1; Bicol, S. Luzon expected to take direct hit from ‘Quinta’

At least 19 areas, including Metro Manila, were placed under storm warning Signal No. 1 on Saturday evening, with Bicol and Southern Luzon still expected to take a direct hit from tropical depression “Quinta” in the next few hours. In its severe weather bulletin issued at 11 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 24, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) raised tropical warning Signal No. 1 over Catanduanes, Sorsogon, Albay, northern part of Masbate (Mobo, Uson, Milagros, Masbate City, Baleno, Mandaon, Balud, Aroroy, Dimasalang), Burias and Ticao Islands, Camarines Norte,…

WW3 warning: India puts China on alert with new missile strike threat against Beijing | World | News

Tensions between China and India have intensified after the Indian Navy released footage of a new military drill. In the video, an anti-ship missile obliterates a decomissioned frigate somewhere in the Arabian Sea. The video, posted on Twitter, was accompanied with a claim: “Strike First. Strike Hard.” India is understood to have used the latest drill to send a strong signal to China, demonstrating the country’s “combat readiness” in the Indian Ocean where it is challenged by Beijing. The video shows the warship Prabal corvette sinking an old, decommissioned frigate…

Alex Gonzaga, her parents, and fiancé Mikee recover from Covid-19

Despite plans that have been cancelled, the actress is still grateful for many things Earlier today, Alex Gonzaga shared an intimate and very personal documentary video of how life was the past three weeks since they found out that she and her parents, fiancé Mikee, and one household help Sophie, were infected with Covid-19.  She was contemplating if she should share how life was when Covid-19 hit them, and decided that she should, “so you can learn from our mistakes and to give you hope so that you know you…

South China Sea news: US to base Coast Guard ships in western Pacific to tackle Beijing | World | News

Over recent months, China has built several military bases on a number of the region’s atolls and declared dominance over the highly disputed region. But the US – despite having no claim on any part of archipelago – has hit back at the Communist nation. Now, in order to counter Beijing’s “destabilising and malign” activities in the region, Washington has deployed several Coast Guard vessels to the region. White House National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien said in a statement the US Coast Guard was “strategically home-porting significantly enhanced Fast Response…

Trump casts early ballot in Florida in presidential election

President Donald Trump cast an early ballot Saturday, October 24, in the US election as he geared for another grueling day of campaigning ahead of the November 3 vote. Trump, who is trailing Democrat Joe Biden in the polls, voted at a library serving as a polling center in West Palm Beach, Florida. He has a home in that state and switched his residency there last year from his native New York. “I voted for a guy named Trump,” he said with a smile as he emerged. While voting, he wore a mask, which is rare…

US closely monitoring India-China border row, does not want it to escalate: Official

WASHINGTON: The US is closely monitoring the border row between India and China and does not want the situation to escalate, a senior Trump administration official has said. The official told the reporters during a conference call on Friday, ahead of the next week’s 2+2 India-US Ministerial in New Delhi, that the Trump administration was providing support to India through defence sales, joint military exercises and information sharing. “We as a government are covering the situation in the Himalayas closely, and understandably. We certainly want to ensure that the situation…

Temper justice with compassion – Manila Bulletin

WORD ALIVE Fr. Bel R. San Luis, SVD The heart-rending case of the detained activist Reina Mae Nacino and her three-month-old baby River went viral over the deplorable way she was treated. The poor child after she was born on July 1 was separated from her mother and left to the care of the grandmother. For the absence of proper maternal care, the baby died on October 9. What’s very depressing was that Nacino was given only six hours in two days to attend her wake. Moreover, the police denied…