Safe haven for rare dolphins in south China

NANNING (XINHUA) – Driving a mini speedboat and shuttling back and forth across the sea, Lin Qiang was apparently searching for something. He would occasionally stop the boat and look around with a telescope, hoping to catch a glimpse of the familiar white aquatic creature. “You must be patient, and sometimes need a bit of luck to see the Chinese white dolphins here,” said Lin. Lin, 52, is a native of Sanniangwan Village in the city of Qinzhou, south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Born into a fishing family about…

No price freeze on Noche Buena products – DTI

 Implementing a price freeze on Noche Buena products is not possible, according to the Department of Trade and Industry.  “Price freeze is not possible for Christmas products because these are neither basic nor prime,” said DTI Undersecretary Ruth B. Castelo. (MANILA BULLETIN)  Still, Castelo also said her boss DTI Ramon M. Lopez does not want to move Noche Buenos products upward. Producers of Noche Buena products particularly ham have already requested for 1-3 percent hike in prices. “We’re still studying if we should allow,” she said.  Castelo, however, hinted that…

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

Washington, October 24 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…

12 areas under Signal No. 3 as ‘Quinta’ starts to traverse S. Luzon; makes 3rd landfall over San Andres, Quezon

At least 12 areas were placed under tropical cyclone warning wind Signal No. 3 as typhoon “Quinta” (international name: “Molave”) started to traverse Southern Luzon, and made its third landfall over San Andres, Quezon around 10:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 25. In its severe weather bulletin issued at 11 p.m. Sunday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said “Quinta” is seen to cross Southern Luzon until Monday afternoon and is likely to pass over or near the vicinity of southern Quezon, particularly Bondoc Peninsula, Marinduque, northern Mindoro, and…

Discover China: Safe haven for rare dolphins in south China – Xinhua

  Photo taken on Oct. 12, 2019 shows a Chinese white dolphin bursting through the surface in Sanniang bay in Qinzhou City, south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. (Photo by Zhao Yi/Xinhua) NANNING, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) — Driving a mini speedboat and shuttling back and forth across the sea, Lin Qiang was apparently searching for something. He would occasionally stop the boat and look around with a telescope, hoping to catch a glimpse of the familiar white aquatic creature. “You must be patient, and sometimes need a bit of luck…

The longest week in Clark

Photos courtesy of Jeremiah Sevilla and PBA Images ANGELES CITY–In just a span of a week, the announcement of the two “suspect” cases inside PBA bubble reverberated not just around the league but also to the entire sports community. The first case is a referee while the second one is a player of the Blackwater Elite.  Here’s a timeline of the events from October 19 to 25, so far the longest, most tiring, and mentally draining stretch inside the bubble. Monday, October 19  All the players and staff of the…

Discover China: Safe haven for rare dolphins in south China

Photo taken on Oct. 12, 2019 shows Chinese white dolphins bursting through the surface in Sanniang bay in Qinzhou City, south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. (Photo by Zhao Yi/Xinhua) Driving a mini speedboat and shuttling back and forth across the sea, Lin Qiang was apparently searching for something. He would occasionally stop the boat and look around with a telescope, hoping to catch a glimpse of the familiar white aquatic creature. “You must be patient, and sometimes need a bit of luck to see the Chinese white dolphins here,”…

Leni finds validation in Palace’s admission of 1.67 M drug users

The 2016 survey results that indicated the presence of 1.8 million drug users in the country were most likely correct. Vice President Leni Robredo gave this takeaway on Sunday, Oct. 25, following Malacañang’s confirmation of the results of a recent Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) survey that pegged the number of Filipino drug users at 1.67 million. (OVP / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) “Kinukuwestyon nila 2016 survey, hindi daw maayos yung pag-survey pero pinapakita ng datos na yun yung magkalapit eh. ‘Yun ‘yung mukha ng drug addiction dito sa Pilipinas,” Robredo…

Lessons from Cambodia and the way ahead- quest for peace and reconciliation

Victims are Cambodians, the criminals are Cambodians, and the crimes were committed in Cambodian soil! This was the justification given by the Cambodian Government under Hun Sen to establish the Cambodian Khmer Rouge Tribunal (KRT) formally known as the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) – a hybrid Cambodian-International Court in conjunction with the International Community in 2006 under the Cambodian law to try leaders most responsible for perpetrating gross violations of human rights during the Pol Pot and Khmer Rouge period from 1975 to 1978. However even…

In Asia, Pompeo Expected to Bolster Allies Against Chinese Regime

NEW DELHI—U.S. Secretary of State of Mike Pompeo is flying to India next week to strengthen strategic ties with a nation that is locked in a military standoff with China, in Washington’s latest effort to bolster allies against Beijing. As part of an intensifying pushback against the Chinese communist regime’s growing economic and military influence in the region, Pompeo will also travel to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, two Indian Ocean countries struggling with a mountain of Chinese debt incurred to finance big infrastructure projects. Pompeo will conclude his trip,…