Ipo Dam’s water level continues to rise

Ipo Dam’s water level continues to rise The water level in Ipo Dam in Norzagaray, Bulacan continues to rise. Based on the Hydrological Dam Situationer for Ipo Dam released by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), the water level of the dam as of 2:00 a.m. is at 101.92 meters. Hours before, the water level of the dam was at 101.84 meters. Based on the situationer, the water level is “expected to rise due to rainfall induced by Typhoon Ulysses.”  “Ipo Dam Management continuously conduct spilling operation at 2:00…

Joe Biden backs China appeasement

Presumptive President-elect Joseph R. Biden has indicated plans to continue vigorous American policies toward China, but his record suggests he will return to the appeasement policies toward Beijing of Democratic and Republican administrations before President Trump. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned this week that a Biden administration would revert to policies of President Obama. “I think America’s biggest concern ought to be that we’ll return to a policy of appeasement,” Mr. Pompeo said on Fox News Channel when asked about his major concern over a Biden foreign policy. Mr.…

China Plans to Loosen its Coast Guard’s Rules on Use of Force

China Coast Guard hull number 3303 defending a Chinese-flagged fishing vessel from Indonesian law enforcement, June 17, 2019 (Indonesian Navy Western Region Command) By The Maritime Executive 11-11-2020 02:05:32 The Chinese Communist Party has released a draft law that would empower China’s coast guard to use force to defend Chinese-claimed waters and territories, including the use of arms against foreign vessels. The proposed law could potentially be applied in disputes in the South China Sea, where China’s sweeping “nine-dash-line” claim conflicts with the…

Marikina River now at 2nd alarm following its water level’s rise

News / Metro / Marikina River now at 2nd alarm following its water level’s rise Marikina River now at 2nd alarm following its water level’s rise Marikina River’s water level has reached 16 meters (2nd alarm) at 1:01 a.m. of Thursday (November 12), the city’s Public Information Office (PIO) announced. The PIO added that all flood gates are now open. Under second alarm, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said a preemptive evacuation to residents dwelling near the river is conducted. At 10:35 p.m. of Thursday (November 11), the water level of the river…

Chinese, US militaries discuss humanitarian assistance, disaster relief

The US-China military tensions heightened in recent months over the disputed South China Sea and Taiwan. (Representative image) Chinese and the US militaries on Wednesday started an online seminar to share experiences on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, China’s Ministry of National Defence said, amid rising tensions between the two countries over the disputed South China China and Taiwan. The three-day exchange event, 16th of its kind, will cover topics including the military’s participation in fighting floods and typhoons, and in COVID-19 pandemic prevention and control, as well as military-civilian…

‘Ulysses’ makes first landfall in Quezon province unleashing destructive winds, intense rains

Typhoon “Ulysses” (international name “Vamco”) has intensified further prior to its first landfall in the vicinity of Patnanungan, Quezon province around 10:30 p.m., while continuously unleashing destructive winds and intense rains within its periphery. (PAGASA) The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the center of Ulysses will likely make another landfall over Polillo Island within the next hour and then over the northern portion of mainland Quezon, most likely General Nakar-Infanta area, between 12 a.m. and 3 a.m.  During its passage within the next three hours, destructive…

Biden will closely follow US road of traditional defense policy

Illustration: Liu Rui/GT What kind of military path the US administration under Joe Biden will take has generated discussions. As I observed, Biden will most likely continue sticking to the established and traditional road of supporting the US global supremacy with military might. As such, his administration will continue to invest heavily in defense spending to maintain its leading position in weaponry. Besides, the US will maintain the established nuclear deterrent status while keeping up with its vigorous development of strategic nuclear weapons and technology. At the same time, the…

Senate cuts short session Wednesday afternoon due to threat of ‘Ulysses’

News / National / Senate cuts short session Wednesday afternoon due to threat of ‘Ulysses’ Senate cuts short session Wednesday afternoon due to threat of ‘Ulysses’ The Senate decided to cut short its session on Wednesday afternoon due to the threat of Typhoon Ulysses. A Janitor clean the table of the next senate president in preparation for the opening of the senate and the state of the nation address of president Pnoy at the Batasang Pambansa on mondayJuly 22,2013_200713_Senate02_Bob-Dungo,jr The Senate had started deliberations on the proposed P4.506-trillion budget for…

Chinese, US militaries discuss humanitarian assistance, disaster relief – world news

Chinese and the US militaries on Wednesday started an online seminar to share experiences on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, China’s Ministry of National Defence said, amid rising tensions between the two countries over the disputed South China Sea and Taiwan. The three-day exchange event, 16th of its kind, will cover topics including the military’s participation in fighting floods and typhoons, and in Covid-19 pandemic prevention and control, as well as military-civilian cooperation. The seminar was held both in China’s Nanjing and the United States’s Hawaii via video link, state-run…