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…

The one app that ease celebrity moms’ health concerns

Chaye Cabal-Revilla with daughter Chayeli What do celebrity-mommies like Ara Mina, Gwen Zamora, Geneva Cruz, Sunshine Cruz, Nikki Valdez, Empress Schuck, Miriam Quiambao, Nina Corpuz, Roxanne Montealegre, Divine Lee Go and Chaye Cabal-Revilla have in common these days? Aside from making the health and safety of their families a priority during this time of the Covid-19 pandemic, these serious homemakers and star mothers rely on the mWell PH app for…

Nadine Lustre, first Filipina celebrity to launch audio NFT collectibles

Nadine Lustre – Wait For Me Nadine Lustre continues to be a revelation as one of the Philippines’ most recognized multi-hyphenates. She has shown her acting talent by receiving various honors for her performances, which range from starring in blockbuster hits to becoming a prime-time star. Nadine is a multi-talented Filipina. As an actor, singer-songwriter, music video director, and beauty entrepreneur, to mention a few, she continues to grow. With…

How celebrity moms ease their health concerns during pandemic

Celebrity moms endorse mWell app.Top row (from left): Ara Mina, Divine Lee, Chaye Cabal Revilla, Gwen Zamora (bottom row from left): Empress Schuck, Sunshine Cruz, Miriam Quiambao-Roberto and Nina Corpuz. What do celebrity-mommies like Ara Mina, Gwen Zamora, Geneva Cruz, Sunshine Cruz, Nikki Valdez, Empress Schuck, Miriam Quiambao, Nina Corpuz, Roxanne Montealegre, Divine Lee Go and Chaye Cabal-Revilla have in common these days? Aside from making the health and safety…

Owner of closed Albay radio station cries foul

LEGAZPI CITY: The ownership of Zagitsit News FM vowed to continue fighting for press freedom and will not be cowed by political intimidation following the closure of the local radio station here on Monday, November 8. Hermogenes “Jun” Alegre, owner and station manager of Zagitsit News FM, implicated Ako Bicol lawmaker Alfredo Garbin to the closure of the radio station. Alegre, a well-known voice impersonator of President Rodrigo Duterte here,…

Rep. Garbin denies involvement in Albay-based radio closure

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 9) — Ako Bicol Rep. Alfredo Garbin denied claims he was involved in the closure of Zagitsit News FM, a radio station based in Legazpi City in Albay.  He said the station should, in fact, be thankful it was allowed to operate in the past six years, even without a congressional franchise and a separate frequency. The National Telecommunications Commission issued a cease-and-desist order, a…