Tourists’ arrivals in Boracay remain high in July – Manila Bulletin

News / Visayas / Tourists’ arrivals in Boracay remain high in July Tourists’ arrivals in Boracay remain high in July ILOILO CITY – Boracay remains one of the top destinations in the country, with around 183,096 local and foreign tourists trooping in the island resort in the month of July alone. Based on the data released by the Malay Tourism Office, the bulk of the visitors were still domestic tourists with a total of 160,259. There were also 16,730 foreign visitors and 6,107 Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). A couple wearing…

Probe on drug war killings ‘already part of justice system’ —Palace – Manila Bulletin

President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. no longer has to issue an order to speed up the investigation on drug war-related killings as “it is already a part of the justice system.” President Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. (Noel Pabalate) Press Secretary Trixi Cruz-Angeles stated this on Tuesday, Aug. 2 when asked whether the President has ordered a swifter investigation on the alleged crimes in the previous administration’s anti-illegal drugs campaign after he declared that the country has no intention in rejoining the International Criminal Court (ICC), which is looking to reopen…

China to hold military exercises in South China, Bohai seas

(ECNS) — China’s Qinglan Maritime Safety Administration issued a warning Monday stating military exercises in some areas of the South China Sea would be conducted from 12 a.m. on Aug. 2 to midnight on Aug 6, with entry prohibited during this time. The Dalian Maritime Safety Administration issued a warning Monday that live ammunition would be fired in some northern parts of the Bohai Sea from 2 p.m. on Aug. 1 to midnight on Aug. 4, with all entry restricted. Source link

Enrollment for SY 2022-2023 now over 13 million – DepEd – Manila Bulletin

News / National / Enrollment for SY 2022-2023 now over 13 million – DepEd Enrollment for SY 2022-2023 now over 13 million – DepEd The number of enrolled learners for the school year (SY) 2022-2023 has breached 13 million, said the Department of Education (DepEd) on Tuesday, August 2. Drop-box enrollment system implemented by public schools for SY 2021-2022. (ALI VICOY / MANILA BULLETIN) “Tuluy-tuloy pa rin po ang ating enrollment although the turnout is significantly higher than that of the previous years. As of today, we have 13.152 million…

SBP gets full support for World Cup hosting, formation of best Gilas team – Manila Bulletin

The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas got the full commitment from the country’s major basketball stakeholders for the hosting of the FIBA 2023 World Cup and the formation of the best Gilas Pilipinas team for the global showpiece during a board meeting at the PLDT office in Makati City on Monday, Aug. 1. Major basketball stakeholders attend the SBP meeting on Monday, August 1. In the meeting led by SBP Chairman Senator Sonny Angara and was attended by board members from the PBA, UAAP, NCAA and other major basketball organizations in…

DSWD joins nation in mourning FVR’s passing – Manila Bulletin

News / National / DSWD joins nation in mourning FVR’s passing DSWD joins nation in mourning FVR’s passing Former President Fidel V. Ramos (REUTERS / FILE PHOTO) The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has expressed its condolences to the family of former President Fidel V. Ramos, who passed away on July 31. During the DSWD flag ceremony on Monday, August 1, Secretary Erwin T. Tulfo led the officials and staff in pausing for a moment of silence to honor the passing of Ramos. The agency’s flag was also…

Hitting The Bullseye! BrahMos Looks To Outdo US Harpoon Missiles To Win Lucrative ASEAN, M.East Deals

After inking its first-ever export agreement for the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with the Philippines, India has been eyeing other countries in Southeast Asia, with a particular emphasis on Indonesia. BrahMos Aerospace CEO Atul Rane recently told TASS that about three or four nations in South East Asia and the Middle East could buy Indo-Russian BrahMos missiles in the next few years. “I expect another one or two we will have another three-four countries on board from South East Asia and the Middle East. Those countries which are coming in…

Beijing’s South China Sea claims ‘gravely undermine’ rule of law | South China Sea News

China’s activities in the South China Sea, including its “historic claims” on almost all parts of the vital trade route “gravely undermine the rule of law” in the oceans and universally-recognised provisions in international law, the US has concluded in a new report. The US State Department said in a report published on Wednesday that the overall effect of Beijing’s claims was that it “unlawfully claims sovereignty or some form of exclusive jurisdiction over most of the South China Sea”. “For this reason, the United States and numerous other States…

BTS to be allowed to hold concerts abroad while serving in the military  – Manila Bulletin

Grammy-nominated K-pop group BTS will be allowed to hold concerts outside South Korea even while they are serving in the military. This is the proposal of Korea’s Ministry of National Defense for BTS whose member Jin will be up for enlistment next year, the first member to do so if no new law is passed. (From top) BTS, Korea’s Defense Minister Lee Jong-sup and Rep. Sung Il-jong (Twitter, Ministry of National Defense, Facebook page of Rep. Sung Il-jong) There is a pending bill in Korea’s National Assembly that will allow…