The Philippines may now start getting surveillance aircraft, patrol vessels and military equipment from Japan to defend itself in an increasingly aggressive behavior of China in West Philippines Sea, according to a report by Japan’s Kyodo News Agency.
A Philippine lawmaker believes the Pentagon’s decision to send its biggest aircraft carrier to Japan is a show of force to China that the United States is committed to defend its allies when the situation calls for the worst.
Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko formally welcomed Philippine President Benigno Aquino III at the Imperial Palace Wednesday morning, June 3.
The Philippine National Railways will resume full operations by June 15 to accommodate the influx of passengers when the school year starts.
A Chinese state-owned newspaper said on Monday that “war is inevitable” between China and the United States over the South China Sea unless Washington stops demanding Beijing halt the building of artificial islands in the disputed waterway.
LRT spokesman Hernando Cabrera said the accident was caused by a technical glitch triggered by a power fluctuation in the area, which caused one of the trains to collide with the other from behind.
A strike closed the Eiffel Tower for most of Friday as staff demanded more help to deal with pickpockets operating around the Paris landmark, tower officials and unions said.
China rebuked the Philippines on Tuesday for taking journalists to Pag-asa Island, a disputed area in the South China Sea, dismissing its occupation as “futile and illegal” in the latest war of words between the two sides.
Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte fired back at Human Rights Watch, which had urged government to investigate his role in alleged extrajudicial killings of suspected criminals in the Mindanao city.
Philippine Senator Pilar “Pia” Cayetano urged the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) to investigate why a passenger electric jeepney burst into flames along Katipunan Avenue on May 13.