Imee and Borgy go totally Moroccan – Manila Bulletin

Imee and Borgy go totally Moroccan Imee Marcos and Borgy Manotoc IT’S a mega gastronomic weekend treat as Imee Marcos continues her foodie bonding with her son Borgy Manotoc in a brand-new vlog entry that would surely warm the appetite of every Pinoy food lover.  Since she resumed vlogging early this year, thousands of Imee’s loyal fans have been clamoring for a special cooking episode. The tireless Senator will finally grant their request this Friday, Sept. 9, as she cooks back-to-back with Borgy.  For this episode, Imee and Borgy will revisit…

EXPLAINER: Why is Xi Jinping’s Central Asia trip important?

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to meet with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, during a visit to the neighboring Central Asian nation of Uzbekistan this month, in what would be his first overseas visit since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak. Xi, 69, has participated in global gatherings by video link, but his physical absence and those of other top Chinese leaders has thrown a shadow over Beijing’s global political and economic ambitions. Xi has only left mainland China to make a one-day visit to the…

Iloilo logs 13 acute gastroenteritis cases – Manila Bulletin

News / Visayas / Iloilo logs 13 acute gastroenteritis cases Iloilo logs 13 acute gastroenteritis cases ILOILO CITY – Thirteen acute gastroenteritis cases have been reported in six towns in Iloilo amid an outbreak of the water and food-borne disease. Dr. Maria Socorro Colmenares-Quiñon, Iloilo Provincial Health Office (IPHO) chief, said there are six suspected cases in Oton, five more from the initial case of a boy last week. The five additional cases are from the same family and they allegedly drank buko (coconut) juice from a street vendor. Three…

Xi’s Taiwan invasion strategy torn apart by military insider: ‘Not fought a real war’ | World | News

Taiwan launched fresh military exercises this week to prepare for a Chinese invasion of the self-governing island. Beijing, which views Taiwan as a Chinese province it will one day retake, conducted weeks of daily military drills near its neighbour throughout August. But a military insider has torn apart Chinese President Xi Jinping’s strategy to seize control of Taiwan. Beijing would face a major struggle if it invaded as it has “not fought a real war” for decades, according to Dr John Callahan, a former US diplomat and State Department official.…

ITCZ to bring scattered rains over parts of Mindanao – Manila Bulletin

(MANILA BULLETIN) Cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms may prevail over parts of Mindanao due to the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ), the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said in its 5 p.m. bulletin on Wednesday, Sept. 7. PAGASA warned against possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to, at times, heavy rains in Caraga, Northern Mindanao, Zamboanga Peninsula, and Davao Region. The rest of the country, including Metro Manila, will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms due to…

Chinese naval base in Cambodia raises security concerns, debt trap threat

Aiming to establish control and authority over global politics, China’s upcoming naval base in Cambodia could be the latest example of establishing and fulfilling Beijing’s hegemonic interests in Southeast Asia. Both China and Cambodia took the first steps on a Beijing-funded upgrade of the Ream Naval Base in the southern part of the country. The launch of the project at the Ream Naval Base, which Cambodian officials said will use aid from China to renovate the port, comes amid Western concerns that Beijing is seeking a military outpost at the…

‘Stock up antiviral pills when outdoor voluntary masking is allowed’ — Concepcion – Manila Bulletin

After the government disclosed its plan to allow voluntary use of face masks outdoors, non-profit advocacy group Go Negosyo has reiterated its call to stock up antiviral pills as among the country’s mitigation strategies amid the pandemic. People flock to Ilaya in Binondo, Manila on Jan. 2, 2022. Metro Manila will be under Alert Level 3 starting Jan. 3 until Jan. 15, 2022 due to the rise of COVID-19 cases. (ALI VICOY / MANILA BULLETIN) Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion has welcomed the proposal of the interagency task force for…

Why is Xi Jinping’s Central Asia trip important?

BEIJING — Chinese President and head of the ruling Communist Party Xi Jinping is expected to meet with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin during a visit the neighboring Central Asian nations of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan this month, in what would be his first overseas visits since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak in late 2019. Xi, 69, has participated in global gatherings by video link, but his physical absence and those of other top Chinese leaders has thrown a shadow over Beijing’s global political and economic ambitions. Xi has only…

PH-Singapore bilateral ties flourish despite Covid-19 setbacks; Marcos, Halimah see better PH-SG ties – Manila Bulletin

SINGAPORE — The Philippines and Singapore are both satisfied with the expansion of their bilateral economic cooperation despite the disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, their joint statement read. President Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. (Malacañang photo) This came after President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. had separate meetings with Singaporean President Halimah Yacob and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Wednesday, September 7, the last day of his State Visit here. Based on the joint statement, posted on the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) website, the leaders noted with satisfaction the…

Proposed Vietnam-Laos Railway Project to Boost Trade, Connectivity

The Laos-Vietnam railway is a proposed railway project aimed to further boost Vietnam-Laos trade ties. The rail route will connect the port city of Vung Ang in Vietnam to the Lao’s capital Vientiane. The port will give Laos crucial access to the South China Sea and the large markets of South Korea and Japan while boosting logistic supply routes between Laos and Vietnam. The Laos-Vietnam railway is a proposed railway route that would connect the port city of Vung Ang in Vietnam with Laos’ capital Vientiane. The 555km track, estimated…