Signal No. 1 up due to cyclone ‘Lannie’; landfall likely over Siargao-Bucas Grande Islands within 6 hours – Manila Bulletin

(PAGASA) The low pressure area (LPA) off Surigao del Norte has developed into a tropical depression and was named “Lannie,” the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Monday morning, Oct. 4. Based on its latest forecast, PAGASA said tropical depression Lannie will likely make landfall over Siargao-Bucas Grande Islands in the next six hours. As of 4 a.m., the center of the tropical depression was estimated at 100 kilometers east of Surigao City. It was packing maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour (kph) near…

Calculated Strategy or Gendered Ploy? – The Diplomat

Advertisement China’s growing assertiveness in the South China Sea, an area rich in resources and an important thoroughfare of international commerce, has prompted maritime and territorial disputes with other states, including Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Brunei, and the Philippines. To safeguard its claims in the vital waterway, in June 2021, the Philippines Coast Guard (PCG) acknowledged an all-female unit of coastguard radio operators that it dubbed “Angels of the Sea.” The recognition of the 81-member all-female team of radio operators came at a time where the presence of Chinese vessels in…

South China Sea: Asia`s new battleground

China is an emerging power in the current world. China has come a long way from its former position to its current one. The Chinese Communist Party came to power in 1949 by defeating Chiang Kai-shek’s Kuomintang party, and under Mao Zedong, China’s economic growth continued. China is currently the second-largest economy in the world. The Cold War is currently raging between the superpowers America and China. International experts have dubbed it the “New Cold War”. China has disputes with the United States over the Hong Kong-Taiwan issue, the South…

Animal welfare group to mount blessing of pets in honor of St. Francis Day – Manila Bulletin

News / National / Animal welfare group to mount blessing of pets in honor of St. Francis Day Animal welfare group to mount blessing of pets in honor of St. Francis Day The Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) is set to mount on Sunday, Oct. 3, a special mass for the animals and annual pet blessing on World Animal Day and in honor of the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi on Oct. 4. (Photo from PAWS Facebook page) St. Francis of Assisi is known as the patron saint…