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  • Philippines' Marcos wants China ties to 'shift to higher gear' under his presidency

    05/19/2022 8:50:08 AM PDT · by DFG · 18 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 05/18/2022 | Neil Jerome Morales and Karen Lema
    MANILA (Reuters) - Philippines president-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr on Wednesday said his country's ties with China will expand and "shift to a higher gear" when he takes power, signalling intent to advance outgoing leader Rodrigo Duterte's pro-Beijing agenda. Marcos, who won last week's election by a landslide, said he held "very substantial" talks by phone on Wednesday with Chinese President Xi Jinping, who assured him of support for his "independent foreign policy", and agreed to hold more comprehensive discussions. The 64-year-old son and namesake of the notorious former dictator said Xi also acknowledged his late father's role in opening diplomatic...
  • Evacuation Underway As Philippine Volcano Triggers “Magmatic Unrest”

    07/01/2021 10:07:58 AM PDT · by blam · 26 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 7-1-2021
    Philippine authorities have begun to evacuate thousands of people Thursday after the alert status for Taal volcano, located near capital Manila, was raised following a “magmatic intrusion.” “At 3:16 p.m., the Taal volcano’s main crater generated a short-lived dark phreatomagmatic plume 1 km-high with no accompanying volcanic earthquake,” the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said in a statement. LOOK: Phreatomagmatic eruption of #Taal Volcano from 3:16 PM to 3:21 PM today (July 1, 2021), as viewed from the Main Crater station. | Courtesy of @phivolcs_dost This afternoon, the agency raised Taal’s Alert Level to 3 (magmatic unrest). Stay safe...
  • BREAKING: Metro Manila in the Philippines placed under ‘community quarantine’ due to COVID-19

    03/12/2020 10:19:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Philippine Inquirer ^ | 03/12/2020 | By: Darryl John Esguerra - Reporter
    MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the imposition of a “community quarantine” in the entire Metro Manila as the government scrambles to contain the spread of the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country. The recommendation to put the National Capital Region (NCR) under isolation was made by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases and was approved by Duterte in a meeting in Malacañang Thursday night. Land, domestic air, and domestic sea travel to and from Metro Manila will be suspended starting March 15, 2020, until April 14. “Ayaw naming gamitin ‘yan kasi...
  • Deadly earthquake rocks Philippines, buildings sway in Manila

    04/22/2019 8:06:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    accuweather.com/ ^ | 04/22/2019 | By Eric Leister,
    A strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck the northern Philippine island of Luzon on Monday. The earthquake was centered about 60 km (37 miles) northwest of the capital city of Manila, which is home to more than 12 million people. It's magnitude was initially rated as strong as 6.3. At least five fatalities have been confirmed so far in Pampanga province, according to Pampanga governor Lilia Pineda. More than 20 other people were injured due to collapsed buildings and walls in the province. Search and rescue operations are ongoing for at least 19 missing individuals, according to the Philippine Red Cross.
  • Philippine police find 1,529 turtles abandoned inside luggage at Manila airport

    03/05/2019 3:16:41 PM PST · by DFG · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/04/2019 | MIchael Bartiromo
    Authorities in the Philippines were likely shell-shocked upon discovering more than 1,500 turtles stuffed inside four pieces of luggage at Manila’s airport. Officials confirmed Monday that the turtles and tortoises — which included at least one threatened species — were found abandoned in the arrivals area of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Sunday.
  • "Rampage", The Battle for Manila in the Philippines during W.W. II

    12/28/2018 10:29:46 AM PST · by Captain Peter Blood · 94 replies
    Myself ^ | 12-28-2018 | Captain Peter Blood
    For Christmas I gave myself several books on World War II that I had read about in the Wall Street Journal Weekend edition. One of the books was James M. Scott's latest book "Rampage" about the battle for Manila in January and February of 1945. I have read my share of books on the war and of the atrocities committed by both the Germans and Japanese during the war. Scott's book on what happened during the battle for Manila was without a doubt the most detailed book I have ever read. It literally made me sick to read what the...
  • A Tale of Two Triggermen

    08/20/2018 11:18:30 PM PDT · by OddLane · 3 replies
    ABS-CBN News ^ | August 21, 2018 | Gigi Grande
    Rolando Galman was said to have been a thoughtful brother and neighbor, and Rogelio Moreno a caring husband and father. Both men were once farmers. The two men were also accused of firing the single shot that killed opposition leader Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr. on Aug 21, 1983, at the tarmac of the then Manila International Airport. Along with Aquino, Galman fell dead on the spot, his body shot by soldiers 16 times. Moreno is still alive, but was convicted of the accusation along with several others. Senator Aquino's murder in broad daylight at the heavily guarded tarmac sparked anger...
  • Resorts World Manila: Explosions, gunfire reported in Philippines

    06/01/2017 11:05:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 2:00 PM ET, Thu June 1, 2017 | By Holly Yan
    Gunfire and explosions have been heard at the Resorts World Manila in the Philippines, CNN Philippines reported. A masked gunman was on the second floor of one hotel, firing at guests, hotel employees fleeing the scene told CNN Philippines. Police, fire trucks and SWAT teams were seen in the area at about 1:30 a.m. local time Friday. Resorts World Manila, also known as RWM, is a resort complex in Newport City, a residential and commercial center in metropolitan Manila. RWM has an array of hotels, restaurants and bars. Tourists flock to the complex for its casino, shopping mall, cinema and...
  • HOTEL UNDER ATTACK Manila hotel shooting – ‘ISIS’ gunmen storm hotel in Philippine’s capital

    06/01/2017 11:00:01 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 60 replies
    www.thesun.co.uk ^ | 1st June 2017, 6:57 pm | By Maryse Godden
    DOZENS of tourists have been injured – with fears Brits are among those hurt – after gunshots and explosions were heard outside a resort in Manila, initial reports say. The shooting took place at Resorts World Manila in Pasay City, Philippines, around midnight local time.
  • Chinese survey ships entering Philippine territory: Manila

    03/09/2017 11:37:27 AM PST · by DFG · 6 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | 03/09/2017 | AFP
    Chinese survey ships have been entering waters recognised by the United Nations as Philippine territory, Manila's defence secretary said Thursday, in a move he described as "very concerning". Delfin Lorenzana said the ships were seen last year near Benham Rise -- a Philippine territory 250 kilometres (155 miles) off the east coast of the main island of Luzon -- as well as Reed Bank in the South China Sea, which is claimed by both Manila and Beijing. "I have ordered the navy that if they see this service ship this year, to start to accost them and drive them away"...
  • Bomb found near US embassy in Philippines

    11/28/2016 9:22:19 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    INN ^ | 11/28/16 16:09 | Gary Willig
    Authorities detonated an improvised explosive device (IED) Monday that was found in a trash bin near the U.S. Embassy to the Philippines in Manila. There were no injuries reported during the incident. […] National police chief Director-General Ronald dela Rosa said at a news conference that police believe that Maute militants could be behind what he called an “attempted act of terrorism” against the embassy. …
  • Admiral Enters Guilty Plea in Navy Bribery Scheme

    06/09/2016 5:58:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 6/9 | R. Stickney
    This case is unusual as it is rare for an Admiral to even face criminal proceedings Source: http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/San-Diego-Navy-Admiral-Guilty-Plea-Navy-Bribery-Scheme-382400401.html#ixzz4B8MhpHYZ Follow us: @nbcsandiego on Twitter | NBCSanDiego on Facebook A rear admiral in the U.S. Navy plead guilty to one felony charge in connection with a multi-million dollar bribery scheme that has led to the arrest or imprisonment of more than a dozen U.S. Navy officers and Pentagon employees. Rear Admiral Robert J. Gilbeau appeared in court Thursday in the downtown San Diego federal courthouse. Gilbeau entered a change of plea to one count of providing false statements to federal investigators and...
  • San Jose Man Convicted On Sex Tourism, Obstruction Charges

    05/22/2016 7:21:08 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    A federal jury has found a San Jose man who traveled to Manila several times to have sex with an underage girl guilty of sex tourism. A federal jury on Friday also convicted 56-year-old Michael Lindsay of obstruction charges.
  • There is movement in God's rest[charismatic Caucus]

    05/20/2016 10:20:20 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 5-20-16 | Holy Spirit,
    There "IS" movement in My rest, Though you are at peace you wear My Best, The fullness of My Spirit moving in you, Accomplishing The Father's will in all you say and do, Step by step each jot and tittle performed, For in "My rest" you are Re-born, Into My peace bearing the fruit of Tranquility, For each step you now take is an image of Me in the shape of My Kingdom and Majesty, So all others see is me in you , For no other shape has the ability of My will to say and do, The form...
  • Philippines election: Exit polls put controversial mayor Rodrigo Duterte way ahead

    05/08/2016 4:53:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 95 replies
    ABC News ^ | 05/08/2016 | South-East Asia correspondent Adam Harvey in Manila,
    Exit polling of overseas Filipino voters are suggesting hardline mayor Rodrigo Duterte will be elected the country's president in today's vote. Key points: Duterte has between 52 and 85 per cent of vote in overseas exit polls Davao mayor promises voters "comfortable life" under his rule Critics voice concerns over Duterte's past Result could be known as early as Monday night, officials say The polls show Mr Duterte way in front of his nearest rivals, the moderate candidates Grace Poe and Manuel "Mar" Roxas. He has between 52 to 85 per cent of the vote in 15 countries where exit...
  • Filipino mayor draws huge crowd in show of force before vote

    05/07/2016 11:15:38 AM PDT · by DFG · 2 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 05/07/2016 | TERESA CEROJANO and JIM GOMEZ
    The outspoken city mayor who is the front-runner in the Philippine presidential race drew the largest crowd Saturday as the candidates held their final rallies, despite efforts by the president to block his election bid over fears he could threaten the country's democracy. After crisscrossing the archipelago nation, the five presidential candidates, led by Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, converged in the vote-rich capital Manila as three months of bruising campaigning came to an end ahead of Monday's election. About 300,000 people turned up at Duterte's rally at a historic grandstand by Manila Bay where presidential inaugurations have been held, according to...
  • No Longer divided but One Body In Christ Jesus[Charismatic Caucus]

    01/09/2016 3:42:51 PM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles,Bible, Holy Spirit ^ | 1-9-16 | Holy Spirit , Bible
    Solomon"s seal is coming into play, This is not just another day, For I have woven my body into one, And this is something that must be done, So stay within the fabric of my Word, Dismiss the lies that you have heard, For the eye of the needle waits for you, But only in true unity may you pass through, So let the child within begin,for a pure heart is free of sin, Allow my virtue to take you through, That is my spirit inside of you! Galatians 3:28 28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor...
  • Fire tears through impoverished Manila neighborhood

    01/01/2016 8:06:32 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    cbs ^ | January 1, 2016, 4:05 AM | ap
    New Year's firecrackers left at least one man dead and 380 others injured, and caused a fire that gutted 1,000 shanties in the Philippines despite rain and a government warning campaign, officials said Friday. A drunken man lit a dynamite-like firecracker called "Goodbye Philippines" and embraced it in Manila as it exploded, ripping his jaw and killing him, Health Secretary Janet Garin announced. Fire officials said a rocket lit by revelers set an abandoned hut ablaze, sparking a fire that razed about 1,000 shanties in Manila's Tondo slum district and displacing several thousand families. Many superstitious Filipinos usher in the...
  • Robert DeNiro’s Nobu Hotel Manila named worst luxury hotel of 2015

    12/14/2015 9:17:04 AM PST · by DFG · 21 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 12/14/2015 | Staff
    Robert DeNiro may be one of the best actors of his generation but when it comes to the hospitality industry, the star apparently has a lot to learn. Nobu Hotel Manila, which is co-owned by the actor, chef Nobu Matshuhisa and movie producer Meir Teper, was named as the worst new luxury hotel of 2015 by Luxury Travel Intelligence (LTI), a members-only group that touts membership comprised of jetsetters and high net worth individuals, on their annual best and worst new hotels list. DeNiro, who has worked with the lauded Japanese chef in his growing restaurant empire, was not able...
  • The Harvest and The Overcomer [Charismatic Caucus]

    09/15/2015 5:07:58 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    These are times not to tarry in the winds of fear but to concentrate now completely on the harvesting of souls for the gifts shall follow and be enacted with this movement( I see a Pendulum) for it is the heartbeat( Mercy /|\ Grace)and The "T"estimony of My Son. You see you are more than able bodied fishermen and greater than just an apostolic order for I created you bigger,wider,deeper and for greater things than these for My hand is upon you heavy now in these last hours and the fields are not only ripe but must be taken in...