Go appeals to gov’t to ensure disaster preparedness, enough evacuation centers in times of disaster

Senator Christopher “Bong” Go appealed to the government to ensure that safe and properly equipped evacuation centers are made available in communities nationwide, particularly in areas that are prone to natural disasters. Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go (OFFICE OF SEN. BONG GO / MANILA BULLETIN) Go said these sites should be properly designed to avoid the transmission of diseases given the ongoing health crisis.  “Dapat masigurado natin na ang mga pasilidad na ito ay COVID-19-ready at disaster resilient. Aksyunan na natin ito. Huwag natin hintayin na mangyari ang ating kinakatakutan…

Understanding the simmering US-China rivalry in the SCS – The Manila Times

Last of 2 partsNOTE the date — Jan. 11, 2007 — when China decided that it was time to show its capabilities and to bide its time no more. This was the time of Hu Jintao, not yet Xi Jinping. To give the readers an idea of the significance of this Chinese display of its capabilities, Russia recently announced the advent of its S-500 air defense system, reputed to be the best air defense system in the world as it is capable of shooting down adversary satellites or incoming ballistic…

News updates from Hindustan Times: Which party stands where on farm bills and all the latest news – india news

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times. Farm bills passed in Parliament: Which party stands where The Upper House of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) on Sunday passed two contentious farm bills amid uproar by Opposition members. The bills have triggered protests by farmers at several places. Read more PLA opens three fronts in South China Sea to distract the world from Ladakh Post the military flare-up at Galwan Valley, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has mobilised four…

Countdown to Trump’s electoral fantasy – The Manila Times

For the year 2020, the critical countdown at the start of the “ber” months is not to Christmas on December 25 but to the United States elections on November 3. Just our luck that the question of war or peace in the world is anchored on what transpires in those elections — or what won’t ever transpire at all. If Joe Biden is what President Donald Trump pictures him to be (i.e. “China-made”) then US hostilities with China will be unlikely in the event of his victory, and thanks to…

Carpio joins case vs Xi in ICC – The Manila Times

Former Supreme Court senior associate justice Antonio “Tony” Carpio has joined a powerhouse team of former Philippine officials in suing Chinese President Xi Jinping and other Beijing officials before the International Criminal Court (ICC). Former Supreme Court senior associate justice Antonio “Tony” Carpio Former Foreign Affairs secretary Albert del Rosario on Wednesday said Carpio agreed to join the legal challenge against Xi and his officials for “inhumane acts” against Filipinos in the hotly disputed South China Sea, including the West Philippine Sea, which is located in the eastern part of…

Ex-SC justice Carpio joins PH case vs Chinese president – The Manila Times

RETIRED Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio will join two ex-government officials in suing Chinese President Xi Jinping and other Beijing officials before the International Criminal Court (ICC). Former Foreign Affairs secretary Albert del Rosario announced on Wednesday that Carpio has agreed to join him and then Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales in their case against Xi and his officials for their “inhumane acts” against Filipinos in the hotly disputed South China Sea (West Philippine Sea). The ICC’s Office of the Prosecutor last year released a report raising some jurisdictional concerns…