China versus Taiwan, the American response to the crisis

China is burning fuel after 82 year old Congress Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the number three person in the U.S. government hierarchy, left Taiwan. Large-scale exercises that the People’s Liberation Army of China (PLA) began around the island on August 4, just in time for the visit of the American guest, were supposed to end. Yesterday Beijing extended the duration of the manoeuvres by several days. Parts of the PLA continue to fire rockets and artillery shells at vast areas of water off the Taiwanese coast. The Chinese authorities said they…

China’s Taiwan drills a bid to control East, South China seas: Wu

TAIPEI — Taiwan’s foreign minister said Tuesday that China’s military activities around the island betray Beijing’s geostrategic ambitions to change the status quo in the area. “China seems to be targeting Taiwan now, but its activities around the world have shown that its motivation is far beyond Taiwan,” Joseph Wu told reporters in Taipei. “China is now determined to link the East and South China Seas to the Taiwan Strait so this entire area would become its internal water — and its intentions are not likely to stop there.” Source…

‘Nakaka emo yung bilis’ – Manila Bulletin

First-time mom Angelica Panganiban on pregnancy: ‘Nakaka emo yung bilis’ Now in her 33rd week, Angelica Panganiban couldn’t help but feel emotional waiting for the arrival of her first baby. On Instagram, the 35-year-old star said that they’re now down to their “last two long drives.” “Last two long drives love.. then manila based na tayo waiting for our bean.. pagbalik natin ng subic, may bitbit na tayong baby,” she wrote. Angelica added: “Nakaka emo yung bilis ng mga pangyayari. But at the same time, game na game na ko…

Ninja Van Philippines becomes the Supreme Court’s first private courier partner – Manila Bulletin

Technology / Tech News / Ninja Van Philippines becomes the Supreme Court’s first private courier partner Ninja Van Philippines becomes the Supreme Court’s first private courier partner Tech-enabled logistics company Ninja Van Philippines was recently granted accreditation by the Supreme Court as its first private courier partner. With this, litigants can now file documents to any court and send copies to another party in a case through Ninja Van Philippines’ Ninja Packs delivery service or by heading to a Ninja Point nearest to them. Ninja Van Philippines becomes the Supreme…

The Blinken-Bongbong Show: Friends in need

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jnr (left) and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken during their meeting in Manila on Saturday. Photo: Reuters In the shadow of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, U.S. Sec. of State Antony Blinken was also in Asia this past week. Not starting any extreme war games with China’s missiles flying over Taipei, but engaging in his own modern diplomatic games, nevertheless. It was the Blinken and BongBong show in the Philippines! And it was what you’d expect from a second coming of a Marcos. Be like…

2 Bullies warring in S. Asia, USA and China, will wreck the world –

Context is important when listening to the American propaganda oozed by all its media with some rare exceptions. China tends to be a propagandist, but it does not have the media control and therefore has lost the propaganda fight and become a global media pariah even though it most certainly is not. According to a Harvard University study group, “The term “spin” is inadequate to describe how information is distorted in American politics. Increasingly, much of the public believe they are being deliberately misinformed, deceived and manipulated by the information…

Tough days ahead for ‘brick and mortar’ stores–Salceda – Manila Bulletin

Physical or “brick and mortar” stores will continue to have challenging days ahead of them, according to economist-congressman Joey Salceda of Albay’s 2nd district. (Mark Balmores/ File photo/ MANILA BULLETIN) Salceda gave this assessment in reaction to the June 2022 Labor Force Survey report of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). “I expect things to continue getting harder for brick and mortar stores as malls have begun to charge previously deferred or reduced rental payments,” the House Committee Ways and Means chairman said. Salceda was referring to the mall owners’ earlier…

US Navy Recovers Fighter Jet That Blew Off Aircraft Carrier Deck

The US Navy has recovered a F/A-18E Super Hornet fighter jet from the Mediterranean Sea. It was recovered from a depth of around 9,500 feet using a remotely controlled vehicle. Last month, the aircraft blew off the USS Harry S. Truman during “unexpected heavy weather.” Loading Something is loading. The US Navy said Monday that it recently recovered a sunken F/A-18E Super Hornet that blew off the deck of an aircraft carrier and into the Mediterranean Sea last month.  The Navy said in a statement that it “successfully recovered” the…

Baking for the future – Manila Bulletin

Almost three years after its listing at the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE), Fruitas Holdings Inc. (PSE: FRUIT) successfully listed its baking subsidiary last June 30. The initial public offering (IPO) of Balai ni Fruitas Inc. (PSE: BALAI) raised about P203.8 million in net primary proceeds for BALAI and minimum gross proceeds of P35 million for FRUIT. BALAI President and CEO Lester Yu said: “The listing opens more opportunities for us to be nimble and respond to our customers’ evolving preferences. The IPO proceeds and the company’s strong cash generation from…