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Thousands evacuated as Cyclone Betty approaches Philippines

Anadolu Agency 29 May 2023
The government has put all rescue personnel and equipment of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority such as boats, rescue vehicles, and military trucks on alert, another English daily Manila Times reported. The Philippines National Police chief Gen. Benjamin Acorda Jr.

'Betty' weakens as it nears NLuzon

The Manila Times 28 May 2023
1 ... Melvin Vargas Jr ... Local officials in the coastal town of Calayan lauded the volunteerism of fishers who helped each other in carrying boats from the seashore to the roadside ... All rescue personnel and equipment of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) such as boats, rescue vehicles, and military trucks were put on standby ... ....

2 Pinoy fishermen rescued in Batanes

Manila Standard 26 May 2023
Two distressed Filipino fishermen from Batanes were rescued by the Taiwanese coast guard after getting lost in the high seas of Kaohsiung due to their boat’s engine failure amid inclement weather on May 23.

Lessons should be learned from post office tragedy

The Manila Times 23 May 2023
ALONG with all Filipinos who have an appreciation of our nation's heritage, we were shocked and saddened by the near-destruction by fire of the grand Manila Central Post Office building early ... Members of the Bureau of Fire Protection continue their clearing operations at the Manila Central Post Office on Tuesday, May 23, 2023.

Mesmerizing Masbate

Manila Bulletin 18 May 2023
That was in 2016 when I finally ticked off Masbate from my list when I hopped on a boat from Pasacao in Camarines Norte to Burias Island to do some island hopping ... The only known entry point was in Bulan, where one must take a 12-hour bus ride from Manila, then another four hours by ferry to Masbate City.

The Black Sea is Nato's new front line against Russia

The Spectator 14 May 2023
It was also a reminder that what happens offshore has far wider implications ... Most popular ... SUBSCRIBE ... China deploys its so-called ‘little blue men’, maritime militia, coastguards and even armed fishing boats, to block American warships and this year to even drive Manila’s shipping out of the West Philippine Sea in the midst of another ‘sea grab.’ ... .

Should Filipinos feel more secure now?

The Manila Times 07 May 2023
Biden promised to transfer to the AFP four patrol boats (two Island-class and two Protector-class) and three C-130 H Hercules military transport planes, on top of two Cyclone-class vessels already on their way to Manila ... The Protector-class patrol boats are 27 meter vessels used for coastal patrols.

Are there secrets hidden at our Navotas fishports?

Manila Bulletin 05 May 2023
When I was a newly minted married woman, my husband and I started our family in a condominium and every day, I got to see Manila Bay… and it was lovely. I could watch the waters shimmer under the sun as boats passed by and witness the beautiful sunset on the horizon ... on Manila Bay.

Biden, Marcos Jr. tighten military cooperation vis-a-vis China

La Prensa Latina 02 May 2023
In addition, the White House announced the transfer of six Coast Guard vessels, including two Cyclone boats, the sale of which to Manila was approved in April and which it said are now are en route to the Asian nation ... Relations between Washington and Manila have improved since Marcos came to power in June 2022.

Four Missing After Dive Boat Sinks At Philippine Reef

MENA FN 30 Apr 2023
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) AFP Manila. Rescuers were searching for four people Sunday after a boat carrying more than a dozen scuba divers sank at a World Heritage-listed marine sanctuary in the ... .

Boat capsizes in Philippines, 28 people saved, 4 missing

The Eastern Herald 30 Apr 2023
Manila. The boat sank near Tubatah in Palawan province in the Philippines on Sunday morning ... Commodore Armando Balilo said the boat, M/Y Dream Keeper, sank just before 7 a.m.

Philippines' Ferdinand Marcos travels to US to bolster ties

Gulf News 30 Apr 2023
Manila. President Ferdinand Marcos left Manila for a visit to the United States on Sunday, after the allies bolstered military cooperation in the South China Sea with their largest-ever drills and inked an agreement expanding US troops' access to bases in the Philippines.

US to China: Stop sea provocations

The Manila Times 30 Apr 2023
(UPDATE) THE United States called on China Saturday (Sunday in Manila) to stop "provocative and unsafe conduct" in the disputed South China Sea after a recent near-collision with a Philippine Coast Guard boat there, ramping up rhetoric ahead of a visit by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

US says China intimidates Philippine vessels in South China Sea

Al Jazeera 30 Apr 2023
The United States has accused China of “harassment and intimidation of Philippine vessels” and called on Beijing to end “provocative” action in the South China Sea after a recent near-collision between a Chinese vessel and a Philippine Coast Guard boat ... As one boat, the BRP ...

US demands China halt ‘provocative’ South China Sea acts after near-collision with Philippine vessel

Hindustan Times 29 Apr 2023
AFP was one of several media outlets that witnessed the incident after journalists were invited to join two Philippine Coast Guard boats on a six-day patrol of the waters, visiting a dozen islands and reefs ... AFP journalists watched the incident from the other Philippine Coast Guard boat, which was less than a kilometer (0.6 miles) away.

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