Three killed, six wounded in China kindergarten stabbing: police – Manila Bulletin

News / World / Three killed, six wounded in China kindergarten stabbing: police Three killed, six wounded in China kindergarten stabbing: police BEIJING, China — Three people were killed and six others wounded in a knife attack Wednesday at a kindergarten in southeast China’s Jianxi province. A “gangster wearing a cap and mask” stormed the private kindergarten in Anfu county at about 10:00 am local time (0200 GMT), police said in a statement published on China’s Twitter-like Weibo. The 48-year-old suspect is still at large, they added. “Public security organs…

FVR will be given a state funeral on Aug. 9, Palace says – Manila Bulletin

News / National / FVR will be given a state funeral on Aug. 9, Palace says FVR will be given a state funeral on Aug. 9, Palace says Former president Fidel V. Ramos will be given a state funeral with full military honors, Malacañang said Wednesday, Aug. 3. Former President Fidel V. Ramos (Photo courtesy of the US Embassy in Manila) Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles announced that the late president will be accorded a state funeral on Aug. 9. “The state funeral is a right of the family of a…

Illegal fishing threatening global food supplies

The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in disruptions to global food-distribution networks, and in the aftermath, it will be more important than ever to address the issue of illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Globally, seafood consumption has continued to climb in recent years as the unprecedented growth of a middle class around the world has resulted in increased demand. At least 3 billion people rely on farmed or wild-caught seafood as their primary source of protein, while more than 4.3 billion people get at least 15% of their animal protein intake from…

US, Indonesia hold joint military drills amid China concerns

Indonesian Armed Forces Chief Gen. Andika Perkasa, left, and Gen. Charles Flynn, Commanding General of U.S. Army Pacific, center, inspect soldiers during the opening ceremony for annual joint combat exercises in Baturaja, South Sumatra province, Indonesia, on Aug 3, 2022. (AP Photo) JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The United States and Indonesian militaries began annual joint combat exercises Wednesday on Indonesia’s Sumatra island, joined for the first time by participants from other partner nations, signaling stronger ties amid growing maritime activity by China…

Lucky bettor from Bulacan wins P15.8 million in Super Lotto 6/49 – Manila Bulletin

News / National / Lucky bettor from Bulacan wins P15.8 million in Super Lotto 6/49 Lucky bettor from Bulacan wins P15.8 million in Super Lotto 6/49 A lucky bettor won the P15,840,000 jackpot prize in Super Lotto 6/49 on the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO)’s 9 p.m. draw on Aug. 2. Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (Facebook) The winning combination that made the anonymous winner from Balagtas, Bulacan instant millionaire was 28-45-09-12-21-19, said PCSO. The Super Lotto 6/49 is drawn every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday evening. Meanwhile, 29 winners got the…

Australia must speak carefully and carry a big enough stick in the South China Sea

Australia’s recent change of government provides a useful opportunity to reflect on the problems of the South China Sea and the way ahead for our national policies. In a sense, the clear continuity between the approach of the last government and, so far, that of Labor confirms the need to consider matters both in their wider strategic context and for the long term. As a strategic problem, the South China Sea isn’t going to go away. Why does the South China Sea matter for Australia? Because to accept China’s claims…

Victims of Abra quake receive aid from ABS-CBN Foundation

Kapamilyas in Abra who felt the powerful 7 magnitude quake on July 27 were given aid as ABS-CBN Foundation together with ABS-CBN News and Public Service trooped to Abra to provide assistance.  To show the people of Abra that they are not alone during this difficult time, around 550 families were given relief packs in barangays Cabaroan, Velasco, and Bumagcat in Tayum that is near the epicenter of the earthquake, while 427 families received immediate support in barangays Cayapa and Bacooc in the town of Lagangilang.  “Salamat din sa inyo at natunugan niyo agad…

PBBM names 5 undersecretaries, 2 assistant secretaries at DOJ – Manila Bulletin

News / National / PBBM names 5 undersecretaries, 2 assistant secretaries at DOJ PBBM names 5 undersecretaries, 2 assistant secretaries at DOJ Department of Justice President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has appointed five undersecretaries and two assistant secretaries at the Department of Justice (DOJ). Appointed undersecretaries are Jesse Hermogenes Torres Andres, Geronimo Lim Sy, Jose Ragus Cadiz Jr., Deo Lopez Marco and Nicholas Felix Lopez Ty. Named assistant secretaries are Jose Arturo Reyes Malvar and Majken Anika Sotoya Gran-Ong. Andres, Sy and Cadiz replaced former Undersecretaries Adrian Ferdinand S. Sugay,…