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Masinloc mayor Lim: China fish-taking like toll fee for Filipinos

MANILA, Philippines – The mayor of Masinloc town in Zambales likened the China Coast Guard's act of taking Filipino fishermen's catch to a "toll fee" imposed on Filipinos. "Parang may pass way, may toll fee sa gitna ng karagatan (It's like there's a pass way, a toll fee ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerJun 14th, 2018

This time, JV says he’s not yielding to Jinggoy

If both former Sen. Jinggoy Estrada and reelectionist Sen. JV Ejercito win in next year's midterm polls, Filipinos will see for the first time two siblings, though estranged half-brothers, taking their Senate seats together.   However, Ejercito, the younger of the two sons of former President and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada, appears to have more hurdles to overcome, including what name to use during the campaign and his relatively low ranking in a recent survey.   In a radio interview on Saturday, Ejercito said he was determined to run and would not succumb to pressure and give way again to his brother.   "I'm afraid that no one might continue what I'...Keep on reading: This time, JV says he’s not yielding to Jinggoy.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

Rivero, PH team go 0-2 in day 1 of Fiba 3×3 U23 World Cup

The Philippines put up a valiant effort but came up empty in Pool C play at the start of the Fiba 3x3 U23 World Cup Wednesday at Xi'an China. The Filipinos, bannered by promising star Ricci Rivero, dropped their first two games against Slovenia and top-ranked Serbia. Rivero and company suffered a 21-14 decision before taking a 21-16 setback at the hands of the Serbians. The PH team, which is also composed of former University of Santo Tomas big man Jeepy Faundo and high school standouts RJ Abarrientos and Rhayyan Amsali, goes on a break on Thursday. The Philippines returns to action on Friday against Turkmenistan at 5 p.m. and China at 8:40 p.m....Keep on reading: Rivero, PH team go 0-2 in day 1 of Fiba 3×3 U23 World Cup.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2018

Gilas tormentors banner Korea s Mobis Phoebus in Terrific 12

There will be two Korean Basketball League teams competing in the Terrific 12 tournament next week. The first is the Seoul Samsung Thunders featuring former Phoenix Fuel Masters import Lee Gwan Hee and former La Salle star Ben Mbala. [Related: TERRIFIC 12: Thunders set to unleash former La Salle star Ben Mbala] The other is the Ulsan Hyundai Mobis Phoebus, the winningest team in the KBL with six championships. Mobis Phoebus will feature familiar names too though Filipinos have bitter memories associated with them. Former Star import Ricardo Ratliffe (Ra Gunah) returns to Mobis Phoebus, his first KBL team, to play in the Terrific 12. Of course, Ratliffe just recently won a bronze medal in the 2018 Asian Games, eliminating Gilas Pilipinas along the way. He scored 30 points in that win over the Philippines. [Related: ASIAN GAMES: The curse lives as Korea beats Gilas Pilipinas again] The other familiar name is TJ Moon, the former shooter for the Korean national team that also has some history against Gilas Pilipinas. Moon scored 38 points against Gilas in the quarterfinals of the 2014 Asian Games, leading South Korea to a sensational 97-95 victory over the Philippines. That win essentially eliminated Gilas who later finished with a disappointing 7th place while Moon and the rest of the Koreans ended up taking the gold medal. 2 time KBL Top Foreign Player Awardee, Ra Gunah, looks to help bring the Ulsan Hyundai Mobis Phoebus bring their championship pedigree at The Terrific 12 tournament. Are you #GameReady? #AsiaLeague #TheTerrific12 pic.twitter.com/46zjLu3UQf — The Asia League (@TheAsiaLeague) September 9, 2018 Moon and Ratliffe will be reinforced by American imports Shannon Shorter and D.J. Johnson in the Terrific 12. Mobis Phoebus will start its campaign in Macau on Sept. 19 againts China's Guangzhou Long Lions.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 12th, 2018

From the Bay to the PH: Stephen Curry s Manila Tour

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry made good on a promise he made to Filipinos three years ago -- to return to Manila.  Stephen’s game-breaking approach to basketball has scored him legions of adoring Filipino fans and followers from all around the globe who revel in every deep 3, every slippery drive to the rim, every sneaky steal.  His popularity has transcended borders, languages and cultures, and nowhere was that more evident than in Manila. Stephen’s first day began with a more than two hour on court workout with his trainer Brandon Payne. From shooting to speed and agility drills, Curry put in off season work as he continues to prepare for the upcoming NBA season. Steph Curry early practice in Manila ! pic.twitter.com/gCYsttNQIa — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) September 7, 2018 Curry wasted no time in tasting the local cuisine, and he couldn't have started with anything better, as he tried out some halo-halo.  Curry tries halo halo pic.twitter.com/Nn6Nm6zdGE — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) September 7, 2018   A cold dessert that includes shaved ice, and various fruits such as shredded coconut, mangoes, jackfruit mixed with gelatin and milk. After touring a Jeepney, he traveled to Mall of Asia for the Under Armour Southeast Asia 3x3 Finals which saw he and his father, Dell Curry, on court for a shooting contest with other local fathers, sons and daughters. The competition was fierce but Dell and Stephen secured the win. From a press conference with journalists who came from all around Southeast Asia to cover the UA Brand House ribbon cutting to a skills competition shootout with his dad Dell, everywhere Stephen went in public, his Filipino fans followed in lockstep, fascinated by the presence of the two-time MVP and three-time World Champion. The fans weren’t the only ones awestruck - Stephen himself was blown away by the incredible landscape and cultural significance of the dense and bustling Manila.  Taking a quick tour of some city sights, Stephen then toured a Jeepney, the flamboyant WWII era truck that still can be found transporting residents throughout Manila. Curry capped off the day with a relaxing Filipino scalp massage at Titan and a visit to his shoe brand's main store. Before leaving the country, Curry dropped by the opening ceremony of UAAP season 81, where he led the legions of student-athletes in reciting the oath of sportsmanship. .@StephenCurry30 officially opens #UAAPSeason81! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/GhSKYky44j — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) September 8, 2018 After a busy three-day visit to Manila, much is left for the MVP's Asian Tour. Curry still has scheduled visits to Japan and China, among other Asian nations. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 8th, 2018

Duterte to China: ‘You can’t create artificial islands there and claim the sea’

        China cannot just create artificial islands in the disputed waters and claim the territory as theirs, President Rodrigo Duterte asserted on Friday.   Duterte made the remark before members of Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP), the political party of his daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte in the Davao region.   "When you create an artificial island I think that it wouldbe... Ang sabi ko sa China, 'yung sabi niya, "Filipinos. Go out of..."You cannot create islands there and claim the sea," Duterte said in his speech.   "That is not anisland. Artificial islands are not... are prohibited in the middle sea.Iyan nga ang ...Keep on reading: Duterte to China: ‘You can’t create artificial islands there and claim the sea’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

Duterte of Batangas ? Slain Tanauan mayor Antonio Halili and his iron fist

MANILA, Philippines – To curb crime, he shamed his erring constituents – from people caught stealing fish to those taking illegal drugs. He ruled with an iron fist, and modeled his crime-busting tactics after President Rodrigo Duterte. Ironically, Tanauan City Mayor Antonio Halili himself was linked to illegal drugs under the Duterte ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

No More Fish in the Sea: Masinloc Fisherfolk Speak Up

OBSCURE DIPLOMACY aside, there are other aspects of China's presence in Philippine waters worth reporting.The plight of the fishermen, harassed or taunted, even prevented, by Chinese vessels.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2018

Duterte: China taking of PH fisherman s catch not outright seizure

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte downplayed the taking of Filipino fishermen's catch by the China Coast Guard, saying it was a "barter" exchange and thus does not count as seizure. "It was a barter in exchange for fish. The problem is the valuation...We could not understand each other ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 18th, 2018

Carpio warns against PH accepting China’s ‘goodwill’ line

  The Philippines may lose its legal right to Panatag Shoal if it accepts China's line that it allows Filipinos to fish there "out of goodwill," acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio said on Thursday.   Speaking in an interview on CNN Philippines, Carpio said China's goodwill was "immaterial," as the UN-backed Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague ruled in 2016 that Panatag Shoal --- known internationally as Scarborough Shoal --- was a common fishing ground for the Philippines, China and Vietnam.   Commenting on a controversy involving Filipino fishermen and Chinese coast guards, Geng Shuang, spokesperson for China's foreign ministry, earlier told re...Keep on reading: Carpio warns against PH accepting China’s ‘goodwill’ line.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

Shoal incident ‘fish thievery’ — Roque

THE Philippines is not conceding to China the country’s legal rights to fish in Scarborough Shoal, Malacañang said yesterday, even calling “fish thievery” the taking by Chinese Coast Guard officers of the catch of Filipino fishermen in the West Philippine Sea. “We do not concede,” Roque said in a Palace….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

PH Democracy, Scarborough, Independence Day | Evening wRap

  Today on Rappler: A majority of Filipinos remain satisfied with how democracy is working in the country and prefer it to any other kind of government. China said it has allowed Filipino fishermen to fish in Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal) in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) "out of goodwill." Vice President ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

China allows Filipinos to fish in Panatag out of goodwill

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – China said on Tuesday, June 12, that it has allowed Filipino fishermen to fish in Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal) in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) "out of goodwill." This negates the claim of Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on Sunday, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

IN PHOTOS: Fisherfolk slam China on eve of Independence Day

MANILA, Philippines – Fisherfolk-members of activist group Akbayan trooped to the Chinese consulate in Makati City on Monday, June 11, to slam China's reported thievery and harassment of Filipinos in Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal). Carrying fishing nets and fish-shaped protest signs, the protesters called on Filipinos to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

Schools rankings, Chinese takes fish, Domeng | Midday wRap

  Today on Rappler: UP, AdMU, DLSU fall in latest Quacquarelli Symonds world university rankings. Videos show the China Coast Guard has been habitually taking the catch of Filipino fishermen in Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal off the coast of Zambales province. Domeng now a tropical storm .    Executive Producer / Writer Lilibeth Frondoso Associate Producer / ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

Chinese Coast Guard take Pinoy fishermen’s catch in Scarborough Shoal

Chinese Coast Guardsmen have been taking the catch of Filipinos fishing in the waters of Scarborough Shoal (Bajo de Masinloc), according to GMA News’ Jun Veneracion in his report for Thursday’s 24 Oras. Source link link: Chinese Coast Guard take Pinoy fishermen’s catch in Scarborough Shoal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

ABL: McKinney beats out fellow Filipinos Standhardinger, Brickman for Asean Heritage MVP

STA. ROSA, LAGUNA - Three Filipinos were vying for the recognition as top Heritage Import in the 2017-2018 Asean Basketball League. In the end, it’s Filipino-American Mikh Mckinney taking home the trophy presented right before Game 2 of the Finals on Wednesday at the Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex, besting Filipino-German Christian Standhardinger and Fil-Am Jason Brickman. With per game counts of 22.2 points, 5.8 assists, 5.6 rebounds, and 2.2 steals, Mckinney was a key cog for China’s Chong Son, a first-year team that claimed the top-seed in the playoffs. He and Anthony Tucker combined to form an awesome twosome that propelled upstart Kung Fu to the very top of the standings. Mckinney’s year-long brilliance was more than enough to hold off Standhardinger’s blazing hot start for Hong Kong and Brickman’s steady steering of Mono of Thailand. Chong Son also has even more reason to celebrate as Tucker won World MVP while Charles Dube-brais won Coach of the Year. Tucker’s stuffed stat line of 22.7 points, 8.3 rebounds, 7.8 assists, and 1.6 steals made him the undisputed top non-Southeast Asian player. Dube-brais, meanwhile, guided a rookie squad into contention......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 25th, 2018

Will Alab Pilipinas be rooting for Hong Kong against China’s Chong Son?

Taking care of their own business last Sunday, Alab Pilipinas just need one more thing to happen to claim the two-seed in the 2017-2018 Asean Basketball League. In the elimination round-ending matchup between China’s Chong Son and Hong Kong, both 14-5, on Wednesday, the Filipinos are hoping for a win by the latter. An Eastern win would give them the one-seed, give the Filipinos the two-seed, and give Kung Fu the three-seed. A Chong Son win, on the other hand, would give them the one-seed, give Hong Kong the two-seed, and give the Philippines the three-seed. And so, Alab will have to root for the team which had swept them in the eliminations – if they want the second spot and the automatic advance into the semifinals it entails. “I hope we get the number two spot so we can rest a little bit and maka-recover sina [Renaldo] Balkman and Josh [Urbiztondo] going to the playoffs,” Pao Javelona said. He then continued, “As coach Jimmy [Alapag] said, we need everyone going to the playoffs.” In their head-to-head matchups thus far, Kung Fu owns a 2-1 edge over Eastern. Whatever happens, however, the Filipinos remain confident they can take on any opponent across them. “Kampi tayo sa Hong Kong sa Wednesday, pero either way, we’re good. Ang importante, we’re playing well,” assistant coach Mcc Cuan said. Ray Parks Jr. could only agree. “We’ll be ready for whichever outcome. Let God’s plan prevail,” he said. Indeed, with a 38-point win to end the elims and with players like Pao Javelona and Pamboy Raymundo ready and raring to step up, Alab will be a force to reckon with for any among Chong Son, Hong Kong, Thailand’s Mono, Singapore, or Vietnam’s Saigon. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 26th, 2018

‘China has gained the upper hand’ – maritime affairs expert

MANILA – In November last year, Filipinos were allowed to fish once more in the disputed Scarborough Shoal after a visit to Beijing by President Rodrigo Duterte, with the Chinese coast guard no longer driving the Filipinos away in favor of protecting their own fishermen. Although this seemed like good news, reported Dr. Jay Batongbacal, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 24th, 2017

China ships still guard shoal as Pinoys return

MANILA, Philippines – Chinese Coast Guard ships are still guarding Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal, although they have allowed Filipinos to fish “unmolested” for.....»»

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