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  • Dozens of US A-10 Thunderbolt II Arrive in Clark Air Base, Philippines

    12/05/2023 5:17:17 AM PST · by Paul R. · 27 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12/03/2023 | War Is Boring
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  • Explosion during Catholic mass in Philippines kills three, injures nine Governor condemns "violent bombing" at Mindanao State University

    12/02/2023 8:00:14 PM PST · by Nextrush · 32 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | Al Jazeera and News Agencies
    An explosion at a university gymnasium in the southern Philippines has killed three people and wounded nine others, according to local authorities. The blast ripped through a Catholic mass service on Sunday at Mindanao State University in Marawi City... Police said they were investigating the explosion, including the possibility that it was carried out by pro-Islamic State militants...
  • Foreign Country Bans Smartmatic Voting Machines Firm to 'Safeguard Integrity of Elections'

    12/02/2023 2:54:53 PM PST · by DFG · 13 replies
    Western Journal ^ | 12/02/2023 | Jack Davis
    The Philippine Commission on Elections has banned Smartmatic Philippines Inc. from the nation’s elections, ending 13 years of the company being the main provider of election technology to the nation. The decision revolved around allegations of bribery that claim commission chairman Andres Bautista was paid off to ensure Smartmatic won the contract for the 2016 elections, according to the Philippine edition of CNN. Bautista has denied the allegations. Although Smartmatic argued it has followed the rules, noting that there are nothing but allegations against it, the commission was unmoved. “Although these allegations, stemming from incidents potentially spanning at least three...
  • Tsunami Warnings issued in Philippines after magnitude 7.6 earthquake strikes offshore

    12/02/2023 9:46:10 AM PST · by CFW · 26 replies
    Fox news ^ | 12/2/23 | staff
    DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Tsunami warnings have ended for parts of the coastal Philippines after a magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck off the southeastern coast Saturday night, according to the USGS. The quake struck at 10:37 p.m. local time Saturday night, or 9:37 a.m. ET, near the province of Surigao del Sur in Mindanao, the second-largest island of the Philippines. The USGS noted the quake occurred at a depth of 32.8 km, or just over 20 miles deep out at sea.
  • Magnitude 7.6 Earthquake Strikes Mindanao, Philippines - EMSC

    12/02/2023 6:59:47 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    us news ^ | 12/02/2023
    An earthquake of magnitude 7.6 struck Mindanao, Philippines on Saturday, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said. The quake was at a depth of 63 km (39.15 miles), EMSC added.
  • Philippines earthquake [Friday]: authorities report deaths from falling debris

    11/20/2023 6:05:17 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    the guardian ^ | Fri 17 Nov 2023
    The death toll from a strong earthquake off the southern Philippines rose to five on Saturday as authorities reported more casualties across two provinces. The 6.7-magnitude quake that struck the Mindanao region mid-afternoon on Friday caused part of a shopping mall ceiling to collapse, triggered power cuts and sent people fleeing into the streets. Falling debris from the mall in General Santos City crushed a woman to death, while 19 other people were treated for shock, city police captain Ari Noel Cardos said. Police earlier reported the death of a couple pinned under a collapsing concrete wall in General Santos,...
  • Japan and Philippines to Negotiate Defense Pact (and China Is Not Happy About It)

    11/03/2023 8:57:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/03/23 | John Sexton
    There have been several recent incidents where China has done its best to bully the Philippines in the South China Sea. Those incidents haven’t gone unnoticed by some of China’s neighbors. Now Japan and the Philippines are teaming up to create a new defense pact. Japan’s PM headed to the Philippines today for two days of talks.Prime Minister Fumio Kishida of Japan said on Friday that his country would start formal talks with the Philippines to allow the deployment of Japanese troops to the Southeast Asian country, further strengthening ties between two countries that have embraced each other as bulwarks...
  • Biden says US is willing to fight China on behalf of the Philippines following ship collision near disputed island

    10/25/2023 3:49:00 PM PDT · by McGruff · 90 replies
    NY Post ^ | Oct. 25, 2023 | Steven Nelson
    President Biden said Wednesday that the US military is willing to fight nuclear-armed China on behalf of the Philippines after ships from the two Asian countries collided near a disputed, unpopulated island in the South China Sea. “The United States defense agreement with the Philippines is ironclad. Any attack on the Filipino aircraft, vessels or armed forces will invoke our mutual defense treaty with the Philippines,” Biden said during a joint press conference at the White House alongside Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese. On Sunday, two of Manila’s military ships collided with a Chinese vessel that sought to block them...
  • US renews warning it will defend Philippines after incidents with Chinese vessels in South China Sea

    10/23/2023 8:21:01 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | Updated Mon, October 23, 2023 at 6:22 AM CDT | JIM GOMEZ and SIMINA MISTREANU
    South China Sea Collision This image released by the Armed Forces of the Philippines, shows a Chinese militia vessel, top, and Philippine coast guard vessel BRP Cabra as they approach Second Thomas Shoal, locally called Ayungin Shoal, at the disputed South China Sea on Sunday Oct. 22, 2023. (Armed Forces of the Philippines via AP) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The United States renewed a warning Monday that it would defend the Philippines in case of an armed attack under a 1951 treaty, after Chinese ships blocked and collided with two Filipino vessels off a contested shoal in the South...
  • Manila Says Chinese Vessels 'Intentionally' Hit Philippine Boats

    10/23/2023 2:16:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 23 Oct 2023
    Manila said on Monday (Oct 23) that Chinese vessels "intentionally hit" Philippine boats at the weekend, escalating a diplomatic row over two collisions in the South China Sea. The countries have traded blame over Sunday's incidents near Second Thomas Shoal in the Spratly Islands, with both sides filing diplomatic protests and releasing videos to support their accusations. The two collisions happened during a Philippine resupply mission to troops stationed on a navy vessel that was grounded on the shoal in 1999 to assert Manila's territorial claims.
  • Chinese boats ram Philippine vessels, near shoal: Manila

    10/22/2023 2:58:24 PM PDT · by ifinnegan · 30 replies
    Taipei Times ^ | 10/23/23 | AP, Manila
    A China Coast Guard ship and an accompanying vessel yesterday rammed a Philippine Coast Guard ship and a military-run supply boat off a contested shoal, Philippine officials said, in an encounter that heightened fears of an armed conflict in the disputed South China Sea. A top Philippine security official said there were no injuries among the Filipino crew and an assessment of the damage to both vessels was under way. The official said that the two incidents near Second Thomas Shoal (Renai Shoal, 仁愛暗沙), where China has repeatedly tried to isolate a Philippine marine outpost, could have been worse if...
  • Disgraced Elections Administrator Gets New Gig in Dallas County

    10/22/2023 1:12:47 PM PDT · by DFG · 2 replies
    Current Revolt ^ | 10/19/2023Q | GORDON BOMBAY
    After being run out of Tarrant County for alleged election discrepancies in the 2020 vote-by-mail election, Heider Garcia is now running the elections office right next door in Dallas County. YIKES! Many Republicans in Dallas County are hoping Dallas Mayor and freshly-minted Republican, Eric Johnson, will bolster his newly discovered conservative brand by calling for Garcia’s removal and push for election integrity. Will he rise to the occasion? Star-Telegram: Tarrant County’s former election administrator is headed next door to Dallas County to run its elections. Heider Garcia resigned from his Tarrant County job in April, citing disagreements with County Judge...
  • Philippines’ ex-President Rodrigo Duterte says Israel should ‘crush Hamas’, turn Gaza into ‘world’s biggest cemetery’

    10/12/2023 5:15:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Former Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte, known for his colourful language, has suggested Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu crush Gaza and turn the Hamas-controlled territory into the “world’s biggest cemetery”, after escalating attacks from both sides left more than 2,000 people dead. Israel relentlessly bombarded the Gaza Strip with hundreds of air strikes after Palestinian militants last Saturday rained rockets on the Jewish state and gunmen stormed its cities, killing hundreds and abducting dozens, including foreigners. Duterte told broadcaster SMNI News that if he were Netanyahu, he would eliminate Hamas by razing the sealed-off enclave to the ground. “I will crush...
  • A QAnon 'Queen' and the Canada Town That Wants Her Gone

    09/27/2023 6:02:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    BBC ^ | 9/28 | Mike Wendling
    She claims to be the Queen of Canada, and now she's holding court in an abandoned school.Romana Didulo, a QAnon-inspired conspiracy theorist, leads a group of supporters who have spent the last few years traveling around Canada in motorhomes and other vehicles. Recently, the group moved into Richmound, a village of around 150 people in south-western Saskatchewan, and settled in at a former school. Ms Didulo and around 15 to 25 of her followers have been at the site for about a week, says Thomas Fougere of Community TV, a local independent news outlet based in nearby Medicine Hat. Soon...
  • Philippines says it will remove barrier installed by China in disputed South China Sea

    09/25/2023 4:30:47 PM PDT · by cba123 · 2 replies
    UPI ^ | SEPT. 25, 2023 / 6:04 AM | Darryl Coote
    Sept. 25 (UPI) -- The Philippines said Monday it would take "all appropriate actions" to remove a floating barrier it accuses China of erecting in a disputed area of the South China Sea, a move that threatens to further fray fraught relations between the Asian neighbors.
  • Philippines condemns China for installing floating barrier in disputed sea

    09/24/2023 9:43:21 PM PDT · by cba123 · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept 25 2023
    The Philippines has condemned the Chinese coast guard for installing what it called a "floating barrier" in a disputed area of the South China Sea, saying that it prevented Filipino boats from entering and fishing in the area. In a statement on X, formerly known as Twitter, Philippine coast guard spokesperson Jay Tarriela said on Sunday the floating barrier was discovered by Philippine vessels during a routine maritime patrol on Friday and measured around 300 metres. "The Philippine coast guard and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources strongly condemn the China coast guard's installation of a floating barrier in the...
  • China’s new national map has angered its neighbors

    09/01/2023 12:02:39 AM PDT · by Cronos · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | 31st August 2023 | Rhea Mogil
    The Philippines has become the latest of China’s neighbors to object to its new national map, joining Malaysia and India in releasing strongly worded statements accusing Beijing of claiming their territory. China published a new version of its national map on Monday, as it has regularly done since at least 2006, to correct what Beijing has in the past referred to as “problematic maps” that it claims misrepresent its territorial borders. The Philippines said Thursday it “rejected” the map because of its inclusion of a dashed line around contested areas of the South China Sea that was subject to an...
  • China's attempt to seize another island in the South China Sea failed (for now)

    08/27/2023 9:23:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/27/2023 | John Sexton
    There has been a strategic battle taking place in the South China Sea this year between China and the Philippines. As you probably know, China has laid claim to most of the South China Sea and over the past decade has been using a strategy called the cabbage strategy to gradually claim individual islands.The cabbage strategy involves surrounding islands with Chinese boats like the leaves of a cabbage. China starts with fishing vessels, dozens of which anchor around an island or shoal making it difficult for any other vessels to approach. Once that’s done, Chinese Coast Guard vessels move in...
  • Receipt Shows Paddock Had Another Guest in His Room Before Shooting

    10/04/2017 9:41:56 AM PDT · by drewh · 100 replies
    Paul Revere Radio Network ^ | 20- mintues ago
    An image posted on Facebook by a man who claims he served Stephen Paddock room service shows that the gunman was with a guest during his time at the Mandalay Bay hotel four days before the massacre took place. The receipt shows an employee named Antonio served two guests an “IRD_MB,” which means “In Room Dining, Mandalay Bay.” The table number is “32135” – which equates to Paddock’s room number (135) on the 32nd floor. Paddock ordered a burger, a bagel with cream cheese, a potato soup, one bottle of water and two Pepsis, suggesting that there was another person...
  • Philippines summons Chinese ambassador over water cannon incident in disputed South China Sea

    08/07/2023 10:25:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 08/07/2023 | Jim Gomez
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government summoned China’s ambassador on Monday and presented a strongly worded diplomatic protest over the Chinese coast guard’s use of water cannons in a weekend confrontation with Philippine vessels in the disputed South China Sea, officials said. The tense hours-long standoff occurred Saturday near Second Thomas Shoal, which has been occupied for decades by Philippine forces stationed onboard a rusting, grounded navy ship but is also claimed by China. It was the latest flareup in long-seething territorial conflicts in the South China Sea involving China, the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Taiwan and Brunei. The United...