Chinese troops drive away fishing vessels from disputed waters — BenarNews

A newly emerged video made by the Chinese military shows how People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops on China-occupied islands in the South China Sea have been driving away fishing boats from neighboring countries despite a tribunal ruling against Chinese claims. During last weekend’s Mid-Autumn Festival holiday, soldiers stationed on Mischief Reef, an artificial island that China has occupied since 1994, “successfully” warned away an unidentified foreign fishing boat from surrounding waters, state-run national military channel CCTV-7 reported on Monday. In 2016, an international tribunal in The Hague ruled that Mischief…

It’s Super Month at SM! – Manila Bulletin

Kids and kids-at-heart are in for so many surprises this October Everyone’s invited as SM Supermalls throws an exceptional supersized party this October with Super Month–a month-long spectacle filled with surprises for kids and kids-at-heart. “This year’s Super Month strives to bring out the SUPER in everyone. As we celebrate our beloved Tatang’s, Mr. Henry Sy Sr., birth month, we will dedicate the Super Month not just to the kids but to the whole family as we create memorable play dates and offer supersized deals that each of them will…

Marcos-Biden meeting to tackle security issues, South China Sea

MANILA – Various issues, including the South China Sea, will be on the agenda of the meeting between US President Joe Biden and Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the White House said Thursday. According to a senior US administration official, Biden is eager to talk to Marcos “about a range of issues”. “And the President will be eager to talk to him about a range of issues, including obviously the state of the global economy and how it’s impacting the Philippines and how the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework can help us…

Break up or win back – Manila Bulletin

When Busy Actress (BA) and Good-looking Partner (GP) became visible as a couple in showbiz functions, no negative comment was heard. Family, friends, and fans were in unison in saying that the two deserved each other. BA was then continuing her career, while GP was involved in various commitments. The two made a beautiful couple. Over the years, many wished the two would finally make a life-long commitment. Their relationship was not bombarded by intrigues and observers noted that BA and GP had accepted the demands of their work and…

What’s Behind Strained China-Japan Relations

tokyo —  Japan and China on Thursday mark the 50th anniversary of the 1972 normalization of their ties, but there isn’t much of a celebratory mood. Improved ties between Asia’s two biggest economies are considered vital to the region’s stability and prosperity, but they remain at odds over disputed East China Sea islands and China’s growing military and economic assertiveness in the region. Here are the key issues in the often -trained relations between these powerhouse neighbors: Territorial disputes A huge source of contention is an uninhabited group of Tokyo-controlled,…

NDRRMC confers posthumous award to 5 Bulacan rescuers – Manila Bulletin

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) has conferred a posthumous recognition to five rescuers of the Bulacan Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) who drowned while in the line of duty during the onslaught of Super Typhoon Karding, it announced Saturday, Oct. 1. NDRRMC Executive Director and OCD Administrator, Undersecretary Raymundo Ferrer (Photo by NDRRMC) Undersecretary Raymundo Ferrer, Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Administrator and NDRRMC Executive Director, presented the “Bakas Parangal ng Kagitingan” to the families of George Agustin, Troy Justin Agustin, Marby Bartolome,…

India Thwarts China’s Attempt to Pass Anti-AUKUS Resolution at IAEA Meet

India’s ‘deft diplomacy’ humbled China at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Friday as it was forced to withdraw an anti-AUKUS resolution at the nuclear watchdog’s 66th regular session of the General Conference. The Indian mission in Vienna worked with smaller member states of the IAEA against China’s attempt to pass a resolution against AUKUS for seeking to provide Australia with nuclear-powered submarines. China argued this initiative was in violation of their responsibilities under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) while criticizing the role of the UN nuclear watchdog. However,…

Meaty pizzas, calamansi espresso tonic, and Basque burnt cheesecake – Manila Bulletin

For true-blue foodies, an ideal weekend means exploring new food and drink finds. Big Kahuna Hawaiian Pizza, Triple Threat Pizza, and All Meat Texas BBQ Pizza Calling all meat lovers! Angel’s Pizza recently launched a new line of exciting pizza flavors for customers to enjoy. First is the Big Kahuna Hawaiian Pizza, a spin to the classic Hawaiian pizza,  featuring huge and flame-torched rings of pineapple slices set on a cheesy base with portions of ham slices. Next is the Triple Threat Pizza, a 3-in-1 pizza that is segregated into…

Is Taiwan Becoming Asia’s Ukraine? – Analysis – Eurasia Review

Taiwan and Ukraine are far apart, geographically different, and have contrasting geopolitical valuations. One is in Asia, an island, and the world’s largest microchip maker. The other is in Europe, a continental country with a maritime frontage, with a bustling pre-war industrial base, and is one of the world’s breadbaskets. But as a devastating war in Ukraine entered its seventh month with no end in sight, growing tensions in the Taiwan Strait make for stark comparisons. Is Ukraine the present and Taiwan the future? Ukraine is to Russia what Cuba…

Erik Matti’s ecstatic over ‘On The Job’s’ Emmy nomination – Manila Bulletin

Erik Matti’s ecstatic over ‘On The Job’s’ Emmy nomination Erik Matti’s “On The Job” is nominated for the TV Movie/Mini-Series at 50th International Emmy Awards. Erik couldn’t be happier, making known how he feels about it in an Instagram post. He wrote: “Tons of entries make their way to the Emmy’s each year. Great stories and well-made productions waiting to be considered.” “In the age of streaming, the competition is stiff. Who would have thought that a limited series like #OnTheJob from a small country in the Pacific would be…