Under China’s shadow, Philippines clings to rusting maritime outpost

Recent developments have brought to the world’s attention an unlikely symbol of Philippine sovereignty in the South China Sea – a dilapidated naval ship from World War II – as China cranks up pressure and Manila struggles to sustain its foothold there. The BRP Sierra Madre ran aground on the Second Thomas Shoal, or Ayungin Shoal as it is called in the Philippines, in 1999. It serves as a Philippine…

The Manila Times partners with DZRH

Read this in The Manila Times digital edition. THE Manila Times and the Manila Broadcasting Co.’s (MBC) DZRH radio station, two of the country’s media outlets with the widest reach, on Monday formally joined forces to give Filipino voters the most informed and comprehensive coverage of the May 2022 polls. A memorandum of agreement (MoA) was signed by Times Chairman Emeritus Dante A. Ang Sr., Chairman and CEO Dante “Klink”…

Harry Styles is world’s most popular style icon, Google Data reveals

Harry Styles (Facebook) New research reveals that Harry Styles is the world’s most popular celebrity style icon, his outfits are searched for more than any other celebrity in 27 countries. But for the Philippines, it is Kendall Jenner. The analysis, conducted by Money.co.uk, uses Google data to reveal which celebrity’s outfits the world has been searching for the most. The results show every country’s most popular style icon of 2021…

LOOK: Albert Martinez stuns in new shoot at 60

Albert Martinez (Instagram, Medic Hair For Men) Critically acclaimed leading man Albert Martinez sizzles in his latest pictorial for what online shoppers call their “Miracle Hair Loss Solution,” Medic Hair For Men. After signing an endorsement deal with the brand, Martinez is poised to be its very first celebrity ambassador. Known for her creative shots and dreamy aesthetic, celebrity and advertorial photographer Andrea Beldua captured the timeless appeal of Martinez…

Philippines rejects China’s demand to remove ship from shoal – WGN Radio

Philippines rejects China’s demand to remove ship from shoal  WGN Radio Philippines redeploys boats to shoal after Chinese blockade  The Public’s Radio Philippines: Chinese coast guard used water cannon to block Manila’s supply boats  Radio Free Asia Philippines Sends Resupply Boats to Disputed Shoal  NPR Duterte: Chinese incursion ‘abhorrent’  The Manila Times View Full Coverage on Google News…

Celebrity parents laud Loren Legarda’s ‘One Tablet, One Student’ bill

The “One Tablet, One Student Act of 2021” was filed by former broadcaster and three-term Senator, Loren Legarda. A number of celebrity parents publicly expressed their approval of House Bill No. 10405, also known as the “One Tablet, One Student Act of 2021.” Filed by former broadcaster and three-term Senator Loren Legarda, the bill seeks to provide every public elementary and secondary student, as well as those enrolled in State…

Philippine supply boats reach forces at China-guarded shoal – The Public’s Radio

Philippine supply boats reach forces at China-guarded shoal  The Public’s Radio Philippines resupplies outpost but complains of continuing Chinese ‘harassment’  Radio Free Asia China coast guard uses water cannon against Philippine boats  WGN Radio Philippines Sends Resupply Boats to Disputed Shoal  NPR Duterte: Chinese incursion ‘abhorrent’  The Manila Times View Full Coverage on Google News…

Philippines redeploys boats to shoal after Chinese blockade

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine military defiantly redeployed two supply boats on Monday to provide food to Filipino marines guarding a disputed shoal in the South China Sea after the Chinese coast guard used water cannons to forcibly turn the boats away in an assault last week that drew angry condemnation and warnings from Manila. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said the two civilian wooden-hulled boats carrying navy personnel left…

Philippines: Chinese coast guard used water cannon to block Manila's supply boats

Updated at 1:53 pm ET on 2021-11-18 The Philippines issued a strongly worded protest Thursday over the Chinese coast guard’s reported firing of water cannons to block a Filipino resupply mission to a military outpost at a reef in the South China Sea, calling the action “illegal.” Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said he had filed a protest in response to an incident on Tuesday around the Second Thomas Shoal…