Cameroon stuns Brazil; South Korea reaches last 16 – Manila Bulletin

DOHA (AFP) — Vincent Aboubakar headed in a stoppage-time winner and was then sent off as Cameroon claimed a memorable 1-0 victory over favorite Brazil at the World Cup on Friday, Dec. 2, but still failed to go through to the last 16. Cameroon’s forward Vincent Aboubakar (left) scores his team’s first goal during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group G football match between Cameroon and Brazil at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, north of Doha on December 2, 2022. (AFP) Aboubakar, who had come in to captain Rigobert Song’s…

NSA Carlos questions Xi’s sincerity on peaceful negotiation of South China Sea row – Manila Bulletin

The latest maritime incident involving the China Coast Guard (CCG) and the Philippine Navy (PN) in Pagasa (Thitu) Island cast doubt on the sincerity of Chinese President Xi Jinping to peacefully settle the territorial dispute between the two countries, according to the top security adviser of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. National Security Adviser Clarita Carlos (File photo courtesy of Senate PRIB) National Security Adviser (NSA) Clarita Carlos recalled that Xi and Marcos met last Nov. 17 on the sidelines of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Bangkok,…

Harris affirms US to abide by MDT if PH assets in South China Sea are attacked – Manila Bulletin

United States Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday vowed to honor the US commitment to the Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) with the Philippines, which would defend the country from any armed attack on its assets in the South China Sea. Harris’ pronouncement came at the height of President Marcos’ strong position in the Philippine claims over parts of the disputed waters by citing the 2016 Arbitral Ruling. In a bilateral talk with the President at the Malacañan​ Palace​, Harris, the second highest US government official, said that that “is an…

New Zealand backs PH’s claims over South China Sea – Manila Bulletin

The Philippines got the backing of New Zealand in its claims over some parts of the South China Sea after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern expressed support for the country’s position. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Saturday Ardern made her pronouncement during her bilateral talk with President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. at the sidelines of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings in Thailand. New Zealand’s leader also supported Marcos’ call for the early conclusion of the Code of Conduct, which will supposedly manage tensions among claimants of the contested waters, DFA…

‘South China Sea must remain sea of peace, security, stability’ — Marcos – Manila Bulletin

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia—South China Sea must not be the source of conflict but of economic engagements and interactions for claiming countries and for the world. President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. made this encouraging yet strong statement on the hotly-disputed waters as he faced Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, along with other world leaders, including US President Joe Biden, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Kate Ardern, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, India Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar, South Korea President Yoon Sukyeol and Australia Prime Minister Anthony Norman Albanese, on the last day of…

South China Sea fisheries deal needed

MARITIME or fishery cooperation between the Philippines and China will allow both countries to harness resources in the West Philippine Sea (WPS), analysts said, but reaching a deal remains tricky given longstanding territorial claims. In a paper on Philippine policies and practices, political scientist Rommel Banlaoi said that “littoral states can learn many lessons from the Philippines to promote joint fishery management cooperation” in the South China Sea (SCS), the disputed parts of which the country calls the WPS. “However, fishery management cooperation in the SCS, particularly in the Spratlys,…

Why does China stake its claim on the South China Sea, know how many countries have disputes with them?

Image Source : India TV South China Sea Controversy Highlights China’s main dispute is with the Philippines, Vietnam, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. China is making its claim on the natural islands by giving them an artificial form America challenges China by landing its warship in the South China Sea South China Sea Controversy:Why is China staking its claim on the entire South China Sea? After all, why has China deployed its fighter jet, cruise missile and radar system at many flash points of this sea. How other countries including…

Sharon Cuneta reveals she was barred from entering Hermes fashion house in South Korea – Manila Bulletin

Sharon Cuneta reveals she was barred from entering Hermes fashion house in South Korea Sharon Cuneta at the Louis Vuitton fashion house in South Korea (YouTube Screengrab) Megastar Sharon Cuneta revealed that she was barred from entering the Hermes fashion house during a trip to South Korea recently. “Pumunta ako dito para bumili ng sinturon sa Hermes, ayaw akong papasukin,” said Sharon in her latest vlog entitled “Sharon in Seoul Part 3” which was uploaded on YouTube on Sept. 30. Then later, Sharon and her companions were seen buying several…