PH protests over 200 ‘unlawful’ radio challenges, ‘provocative acts’ by Chinese ships

Department of Foreign Affairs (INQUIRER FILE PHOTO) MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has lodged a protest over the “unlawful” issuance of over 200 radio challenges and other “provocative acts” by Chinese government ships against Philippine authorities conducting patrols over and around Manila’s territory and maritime zones. In a statement, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) asserted that Philippine authorities were conducting “legitimate, customary, and routine patrols” in the area. ADVERTISEMENT…

Philippine cops, troops kill 4 Chinese drug suspects in shootout

Philippine police and soldiers killed four Chinese drug suspects in a shootout during a sting operation outside Manila on Monday, the country’s police chief said of the second deadly counter-narcotics raid since September targeting suspected traffickers from China. Agents from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, backed by soldiers and police intelligence officers, traded fire with the Chinese in a residential area near the city of Angeles, north of Manila, National…

Effective political media campaigns

“Only 3 percent get their news from newspapers.”  An effective political media campaign can help enlighten the public and restore confidence in information dissemination. This is my humble way of reminding the information management industry, particularly the PR and political handlers of political candidates in the upcoming May 2022 elections, to stay truthful and honest to the public.With equal consideration to all channels, I believe that mainstream media—television, radio, internet…

UK Military Might Observe Renewed Full-Scale Balikatan Drills in Philippines

The United Kingdom may be participating as an observer as the Philippines and United States look to resume full-scale joint military exercises next year after they were disrupted by the COVID-19 outbreak, senior Filipino and American military officials indicated Thursday. Last month, the U.K. along with the U.S. and Australia agreed to a trilateral military pact widely seen as being aimed at blunting China’s military might and expansionism in the…

Philippines Files New Protests Over Chinese Presence in South China Sea

The Philippine foreign secretary on Thursday ordered that new diplomatic protests be filed against Beijing over the ongoing presence of more than 100 Chinese ships in waters claimed by Manila in the South China Sea. Teodoro Locsin Jr., who is in the United States for an official visit, issued three messages via Twitter ordering the Department of Foreign Affairs to file the protests. The new diplomatic protests are the latest…

ASIA – New App for Radio Veritas, to be missionary of Asia

Yangon (Agenzia Fides) – It is an instrument for spreading the Good News of the Kingdom of God and for sowing hope: with these words Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, Archbishop of Yangon and President of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (FABC) officially presented the new Mobile App of Radio Veritas Asia (RVA), in a launch ceremony held at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Yangon on October 11. As Fides learned,…

Official says journalist’s Nobel Prize not a slap on Duterte | Federal News Network

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration belatedly congratulated journalist Maria Ressa Monday for being one of two winners of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her fight for freedom of expression under grave risks. However, it rejected criticism that it was a slap on Duterte’s administration despite Ressa being a critic of the president, who opponents say veers toward authoritarianism. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said…

Boracay-based radio broadcaster runs for Aklan vice governor

News / Visayas / Boracay-based radio broadcaster runs for Aklan vice governor Share it! [mashshare] Boracay-based radio broadcaster runs for Aklan vice governor ILOILO CITY – While many candidates in Aklan province are from political clans, a radio broadcaster based at world-famous Boracay Island is running for vice governor. Jonathan Cabrera filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) for vice governor of Aklan Friday, October 8, at the Commission on Elections…

‘Stuff the Bus’: Annual event returns to help Head Start students in Monroe County

Special to the Pocono Record  |  Pocono Record With the start of school only a couple weeks away, it’s time to “Stuff the Bus” with needed supplies for Monroe County Head Start children. On Saturday, radio station 93.5 SBG and Pocono Services for Families and Children will once again partner on this annual school supply drive to help kids in the local Head Start program. This year marks the event’s…

Bulaqueña Nurse in Arizona, USA Loses Breasts but Finds Her Voice among Kababayans

Read this in The Manila Times digital edition. “I grew up in a poor family,” said Rhia Luz, a nurse in Phoenix, Arizona, who also hosts Buhay-buhay sa Amerika online radio, midway through her interview with the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO). “You see, my mother was widowed at 34, and was left with 7 mouths to feed, the youngest being me, who was but a baby of only eleven…