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Alejano wary of plan to air Chinese shows on PTV-4

The plan to air dubbed Chinese shows on government television is an indication that President Rodrigo Duterte's administration has surrendered to China's power, an opposition lawmaker said on Thursday.....»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJun 14th, 2018

Andanar defends planned airing of Chinese shows in PTV-4

COMMUNICATIONS Secretary Martin M. Andanar on Wednesday said the People’s Television Network (PTV-4), which he also heads, is ready to defend before the Senate its plan to air Filipino-dubbed Chinese shows and movies on the state-run channel......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

Nothing wrong with airing Chinese shows – Andanar

  Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said there is "nothing wrong" with airing Chinese shows on state-run People's Television Network (PTV-4) as opposition senators seek an inquiry into Chinese programs in Philippine airwaves.   Andanar, who supervises PTV-4 as chief of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) issued the statement following a plan by opposition senators to conduct an investigation on Chinese programs in Philippine airwaves.   "We don't see anything wrong about this as long as yung pinapadala sa atin na content ay entertainment, may entertainment value at mayroon din siyang information value," he said in an ambush intervi...Keep on reading: Nothing wrong with airing Chinese shows – Andanar.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

Alejano tags airing of Chinese shows in PTV as PH ‘surrender’ to China

MANILA, Philippines – Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano condemned on Thursday, June 14, the planned airing of Chinese shows in state-run People's Television Network (PTV).  “PTV airing of Chinese shows is a clear display of the Duterte administration’s surrender to China’s power,” said the opposition lawmaker in a statement. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Alejano: China s taking of Filipino catch shows mismatch between reality, gov t statements

The reported taking by the Chinese of the catch of Filipino fishermen on the Scarborough Shoal shows that there is a mismatch between the statements of the government and the realities on the ground, an opposition lawmaker said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

PH forces harassed anew in Ayungin Shoal, says lawmaker

Philippine military forces were harassed anew by Chinese forces in Ayungin Shoal last May 11, Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano revealedon Wednesday. The opposition lawmaker mentioned the harassment at a Congressional briefing on the recent developments in the West Philippine Sea. "On May 11, during a reprovisioning mission for our troops in Ayungin, LS507 of the Philippine Navy was challenged and harassed by the Coast Guard and the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) of China," he narrated. "When the Philippine Navy ship launched a rubber boat to resupply BRP Sierra Madre, a chopper of PLAN hovered in a close and dangerous distance. The PLAN chopper was so close that sea water splash ...Keep on reading: PH forces harassed anew in Ayungin Shoal, says lawmaker.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 30th, 2018

Chinese missiles in Spratlys show continuous aggression, threats to PHL –Alejano

The installation of Chinese missiles in the Spratlys in the West Philippine Sea only shows the continuous aggression of China that threatens the Philippines’ national security, Magdalo party-list Representative Gary Alejano said Thursday. Source link link: Chinese missiles in Spratlys show continuous aggression, threats to PHL –Alejano.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2018

71-year-old Chinese man spent past decade traveling the world on his bike

One man has spent the past decade on his bike just so he can see the world. The 71-year-old Xu Yukun of Nanyang, Henan province in China, took his lofty undertaking of traveling around the world back in 2007 when he turned 61. Today, he has been to 24 countries. The idea struck Xu when, after his 61st birthday, his children told him he should take a rest from work. According to South China Morning Post last Sept. 18, Xu decided to see the world by bike instead of the conventional retirement and occasional travel every year. Afraid that his family and children would disagree with his plan, Xu kept his bicycle and equipment at a friend's house before finally taking the plunge. He...Keep on reading: 71-year-old Chinese man spent past decade traveling the world on his bike.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

Pep confidant: the Barca great thriving in China s crazy second tier

This photo taken on September 15, 2018 shows Zhejiang Greentown headcoach Sergi Barjuan looking on during the Chinese second division football match between Zhejiang Greentown and Beijing BG in Han.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

Station for high-speed rail linking China, Hongkong to open Sept. 23

This general view shows the exterior of the West Kowloon terminus which houses the new high-speed rail link connecting Hong Kong to the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, in Hong Kong on September.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 5th, 2018

Malaysia wary of Chinese projects’ cost — Anwar

MALAYSIA’S former deputy prime minister and finance minister Anwar Ibrahim said his country rejected Chinese-backed infrastructure projects because of the potential for corruption and questions about whether Malaysia can afford them. The post Malaysia wary of Chinese projects’ cost — Anwar appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 4th, 2018

Philippines eyes 10 loan agreements with China during Xi Jinping’s visit

THE GOVERNMENT expects to ink about 10 loan agreements for infrastructure projects with China during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit here in November. “Some have already started, the rest they are reserving it for November when President Xi Jinping comes here. That was the plan,” Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno said in a media briefing […] The post Philippines eyes 10 loan agreements with China during Xi Jinping’s visit appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 29th, 2018

Marawi group wary of China role in program to rebuild

MARAWI CITY---One of several groups representing residents of this bombed out city vented its ire on the government's insistence to hand over the city's rehabilitation to mainly Chinese financiers, saying city folk could lose land in the process.   Drieza Lininding, chair of Moro Consensus Group, said his group continued to oppose all joint venture proposals from private investors to rebuild the city because these plans meant investors would have to recoup their money.   "We don't want private investors to have joint venture agreements within the MAA (most affected areas)," Lininding told the Inquirer by phone, referring to the 24 villages that constituted groun...Keep on reading: Marawi group wary of China role in program to rebuild.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 26th, 2018

Name Naga drug lords, Duterte urged

President Rodrigo Duterte’s refusal to prove his claims that Naga City is a hotbed of illegal drugs, specifically shabu, shows he is hallucinating, opposition lawmakers said on Tuesday. Representatives Edcel Lagman of Albay and Gary Alejano of Magdalo party-list, said this in connection with the statement of Presidential spokesman Harry Roque Jr. that the President [...] The post Name Naga drug lords, Duterte urged appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 21st, 2018

Cebu Pacific announces resumption of normal operations

BUDGET airline Cebu Pacific Air (CEB) resumed normal operations on Tuesday, after three days of flight cancellations following an accident on the maIn runway of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) involving a Chinese aircraft. In an advisory, the CEB said: “Barring any other technical, weather-related or other extraordinary circumstances, we do not plan to… link: Cebu Pacific announces resumption of normal operations.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 21st, 2018

Robot wars: China shows off automated doctors, teachers and combat stars

Robots that can diagnose diseases, play badminton and wow audiences with their musical skills are among the machines China hopes could revolutionise its economy, with visitors to a Beijing exhibition offered a glimpse of an automated future. The popular stars of this year's World Robot Conference, which ends Sunday, were undoubtedly the small, amateur-made "battle bots" which smashed, hammered and sawed their way through their opponents to a cacophony of cheers and shouts from a rapt audience. "With this robot, I can fully express myself. I love the sparks," said Huang Hongsong, one of around a dozen Chinese youths whose creations went head-to-head. But while the battle bots...Keep on reading: Robot wars: China shows off automated doctors, teachers and combat stars.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 19th, 2018

Red Warriors win confidence-boosting title in Taipei

The University of the East is nothing but confident that its rebuild is on the right path. The biggest boost thus far for the confidence of the new-look Red Warriors came when they triumphed in the recently concluded 2018 BK Squad Invitational in Taiwan. There, Alvin Pasaol and company downed a Taiwanese club team boasting of one player from the Chinese Taipei national team, two former veterans of the Asean Basketball League, and one former pro from the Australian State Basketball League to win the championship. The champions 🏆🏀🥇 ue red warriors! #ballaholic #23 #taiwan pic.twitter.com/30lIynMwaN — alvinpasaol (@wisha112) Agosto 10, 2018 For UE’s main man Pasaol, who famously scored 49 points in a game last season in the UAAP, the title in Taiwan grants them a mental edge heading into Season 81. “We believe in ourselves and we are unstoppable,” he said, full of confidence. While sharing the same confidence Pasaol has, head coach Joe Silva preferred to say that the championship is primary proof that the Red Warriors will not be pushovers in the looming collegiate wars. “Our championship in Taiwan just shows that we can compete with any team in the UAAP as long as we follow the system and do our jobs,” he said. Hopefully the first of many. #culture #discipline #family #sipag — joe silva (@joesilva18) Agosto 10, 2018 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Philippine plane gets warning for flying near Chinese man-made island

A video recorded by an international broadcast network allegedly shows how the Chinese military has been warning off Philippine military aircraft patrolling near artificial islands in the South China Sea......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Metro Star Realty and Team Core to represent PH in Hoopbattle Championship in China

Metro Star Realty and Team Core booked their ticket to the HoopBattle Championship in China after finishing on top of the first ever Vivo HoopBattle Championship Philippines last Sunday (July 29) at the Market! Market! Activity Center, which aired live on ABS-CBN S+A and via livestream on ‪sports.abs-cbn.com. Led by 6’7 Jamal Thomas, who was also named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player, Metro Star Realty dominated Team Core, 21-10, in the final match to win the P200,000 grand prize of the 3x3 basketball tournament brought to the country by Ayala Malls and ABS-CBN Sports with co-presenter Vivo Philippines and in cooperation with Virtual Playground. Thomas and teammates Joseph Navarro, Reinier Quinga, and Argene Sabalza will represent the Philippines in the HoopBattle Championship in China later this year, where they will battle foreign teams for up to P3 million worth of prizes.  “It’s mission accomplished for me. I’ve always wanted to make my lola proud and make a name for myself and my family. I’m totally humbled and blessed,” said Thomas, who is currently a practice player for a local professional basketball team. Team Core, composed of Maharlika Basketball Pilipinas League players Axel Torres, John Vidal, John Cauilan, and JR Alabanza, also qualified to play in China, and took home P100,000 as the tourney’s second best team. “For me sobrang saya ng feeling, sobrang blessed, kasi hindi namin hiniling pero binigay ni God. Sobrang thankful kami. Mahirap pero sabi nga nila mag-enjoy lang,” shared Torres, whose team played undermanned with JR Alabanza getting injured prior the games. Both teams emerged on top after a single round robin elimination with six other teams that topped the Vivo HoopBattle legs held in different Ayala malls this July. The Metro Star Realty beat Team Ballers in the semifinals, while Team Core defeated Team Arellano University 2 in their own knockout game. The other teams that made it to the last eight were Just Coco led by Prince Rivero, Team Enderun bannered by former Batang Gilas Mike Dela Cruz, and Team F4 led by UP Fighting Maroon AJ Madrigal, and Team BS Susim Shipping. In an exhibition three point shootout, the tournament’s best long-range shooters Marco Sario (Team Ballers), AJ Madrigal (Team F4), and Mike Dela Cruz (Team Enderun) also bested Chinese players Jason Song, Camel Luo, and Young Sean, drawing cheers from Filipinos watching live in the venue. Song and Luo play for Chong Son Kung Fu in the ASEAN Basketball League, while Sean played in the 2014 FIBA 3x3 World Tour. HBC president Temple Deng said he is very happy with the turnout of the first HBC event outside China during an interview with ABS-CBN Sports anchor Andrei Felix, who hosted the event with UAAP basketball analyst Bea Daez and NCAA courtside reporter Roxanne Montealegre. “Just one word, amazing. I love it. They were very entertaining. Their performances were amazing,” he said. The tournament, which aims to highlight the both upcoming and undiscovered basketball talents in the country, started with 48 teams composed of players from both amateur and professional ranks. It was played under the strict guidelines of FIBA and sanctioned by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas. “This only shows how big 3x3 basketball already is here in the country. Players from all walks of life came to participate here. I know we even had a surprise team composed of security guards of an Ayala Mall. In terms of the level of play, these guys have obviously been playing a lot of 3x3,” ABS-CBN Sports head Dino Laurena shared. AMSI Inc. general manager Gabby Katigbak also said they look forward to more partnerships like the Vivo HoopBattle that gives Filipino athletes a chance to showcase their talent. Fans who watched the event yesterday also enjoyed special appearances by OPM star Inigo Pascual and athletes Ponggay and Therese Gaston, Bobby Ray Parks Jr, Chris Tiu, and Jimmy Alapag. ABS-CBN Sports anchors Martin Javier and Renren Ritualo also served as commentators for the livestream of the games. For more sports news and stories, visit sports.abs-cbn.com and follow @ABSCBNSports on Facebook and Twitter. For updates, follow @abscbnpr on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or visit www.abscbnpr.com  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 1st, 2018

Man forces public pool shutdown after pooping while swimming

A public pool isn't exactly the cleanest place to be, but one man drove away patrons after he defecated in the water while swimming in a public pool in Suzhou, China. A video on Chinese video-sharing site Miaopai shows surveillance camera footage of the old man taking a dump in the water. The man casually climbs out of the pool without a word as swimmers point at him and leave the water. The pool had to close down following the incident, with the feces scooped out with a fishing net, reports The Shanghaiist. Swimmers who were in the water were refunded their entrance tickets. Public defecation is not new when it comes to Chinese tourists. The Shanghaiist reported on Monday, July 30...Keep on reading: Man forces public pool shutdown after pooping while swimming.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 1st, 2018

Duterte will never allow a Chinese casino to be built in Boracay — Palace

President Rodrigo Duterte will never allow a Chinese casino to be built on Boracay even after the rehabilitation period of the resort island, Malacaang said on Monday. This is contrary to Leisure and Resorts World Corporation's (LRWC) announcement on Friday, July 27, that the plan to build a 23-hectare casino-resort complex will push through despite the island's closure to tourists. "I don't think any private entity should test the political will of the President on the issue of casinos in Boracay," Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a briefing. "The President has said no, and I would hope they would respect that as part of Executive power," he stressed. The Philip...Keep on reading: Duterte will never allow a Chinese casino to be built in Boracay — Palace.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 30th, 2018