Janus del Prado recalls how ‘G’ manipulated him – Manila Bulletin

There’s no stopping Janus del Prado. Despite having already received death threats, the actor still continues to share stories relating to “G,” who, some believe, actually refers to Gerald Anderson. In a recent interview with Ogie Diaz, Janus noted how he and his friends were rooting for “G’s” romance with “B” then. To those wondering who “B” is, well, according to a few netizens, he is referring to Bea Alonzo. Janus said, “Kasi it was a second time around. Sabi ko naman sayo, maganda naman yun makitungo sa akin, si…

Commentary: US withdrawal from Afghanistan spells end of China’s free ride on international security

With growing overseas interests and unstable, ungoverned areas near China’s western frontier, the calculations for Chinese security interventions may be shifting. And for the first time in modern history, with rapidly developing power projection capabilities, China is in a position to be able to export security beyond its borders. The last time China went to war was in 1979, with Vietnam, just four years after the fall of Saigon and the US’ equally dramatic withdrawal. Then, instability on China’s border with the rise of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia and…

World News | China’s Grip over South China Sea Compels US to Speed Up Coalition Efforts

Washington [US], August 22 (ANI): China’s baseless claims over the South China Sea has compelled the US to speed up the formation of a coalition of claimants to challenge the communist regime in the region, a media report said. Washington is planning to follow the 2016 verdict by the International Court of Justice that thwarted Beijing’s claims over much of the South China Sea. However, Beijing had denied to follow the ICJ ruling. Also Read | Euro 2020 Final at Wembley Stadium Part of COVID-19 ‘Superspreader’ Events. The Biden administration…

Contribute to national development as much as you can – Manila Bulletin

Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones asked Sunday, Aug. 15, youth organizations to contribute to national development especially during this challenging time of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. (Screenshot from DepEd Facebook page) She made the call during the “Youth Talks: Rising Above and Beyond the Global Pandemic” forum on Sunday afternoon, as part of the 22nd International Youth Day celebration. “These days we encourage youth organizations to contribute to national development as much as they can,” she said in her message. “They are not just hope or the future of the…

Chinese ship near Panatag, DND to verify—Lorenzana

The government is verifying reports of the alleged presence of a Chinese research ship spotted near Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal in the West Philippine Sea, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Thursday. In a statement, Lorenzana said the Department of National Defense will act after maritime patrols in the area are done. “Rest assured that the AFP, through the Northern Luzon Command, undertakes regular domain awareness operations and provides all the necessary support to the Philippine Coast Guard and other agencies to secure and implement our laws in our territorial waters and…

No one has deputized U.S. to police South China Sea

Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning, submarines, and other naval vessels and fighter jets take part in a Chinese navy review in the South China Sea, April 12, 2018. /Xinhua Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning, submarines, and other naval vessels and fighter jets take part in a Chinese navy review in the South China Sea, April 12, 2018. /Xinhua Editor’s note: Bobby Naderi is a London-based journalist, guest contributor in print, radio and television, and documentary filmmaker. The article reflects the author’s opinions, and not necessarily the views of CGTN. Succumbing to a…

BTS’ ‘Butter’ at No. 1 on Hot 100 for 9th week, sets new Billboard record of 2021 – Manila Bulletin

BTS and the Aug. 7-dated Hot 100 chart (Big Hit Music / Billboard Charts)  K-pop idol group and Grammy nominee BTS’ “Butter” has topped the Billboard Hot 100 for nine weeks and set a new 2021 record on the chart.  According to Billboard, “Butter” is No. 1 on Hot 100 on the Aug. 7-dated chart, its ninth week at No. 1 since it debuted on top last June 5.  Its reign on the Hot 100 was cut when BTS’ own song “Permission to Dance” debuted at No. 1 on the…