Much loose talk over Phl boat sinking in WPS No doubt it is a serious matter that should be urgently and carefully resolved, through the appropriate international mechanisms and provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Laws of the Sea (UNCLOS), between the governments of the Philippines and China. The matter pertains to the sinking of a Philippine vessel around midnight on June 9, initially reported to be the result of a “collision” between it and a suspected Chinese vessel. The Filipino fishing boat was then anchored near Recto (Reed) Bank in the West Philippine Sea. It sank but the Chinese vessel sailed away, abandoning the 22 Filipino crew in their state of distress. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana was the first administration official to issue a public statement on the incident. He condemned the “cowardly action” of the Chinese fishing vessel and its crew, and called for an investigation and diplomatic action. … [Read more...] about Much loose talk over Phl boat sinking in WPS
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After I updated the "worst things to buy at Daiso" article last week, we've been receiving tons of fiery comments from die-hard fans, all ready to smite me for daring to compare Daiso rubber bands with that of chicken rice packets. What might have gotten lost in the article is that I'm actually just as crazy about Daiso as everyone is - perhaps even more so. My relationship with Daiso goes back to when there was just one outlet at IMM. That's where I hung out during six-hour breaks between lectures in university, which is why I had no friends or money. After buying my first home last year, my first stop was not to inform my family but to go straight to Daiso to procure cheap Japanese ceramics. Also, I have heard the words "I really regret coming with you to Daiso" more than once. OK, enough pathetic stories from my life - let's talk about what's definitely worth your $2 at Daiso instead! 1. EVERY ORGANISER UNDER THE SUN Let's start with the obvious. For me, Daiso has completely killed … [Read more...] about 8 most value-for-money items at Daiso Singapore: 2019 edition
By Doug Smith Sports Reporter Sun., May 12, 2019 First off the top a very Happy Mother’s Day to all who qualify, hope you’re spoiled and taken care of and appreciated all day. Hope that all the time, of course, but especially today. And now here’s another big old weekend mailbag to wade through before the 7 p.m. game, for which those of us who now don’t have to write an early story are very thankful. - Q: Hi Doug From your perspective, is there anything left for the Toronto Argonauts to try in order to get more bums in seats at BMO Field? Moving there from the Rogers Centre has not helped and they are so far off the radar that they are now barely an afterthought. Article Continued Below Love your column too! Regards, Mike Guelph, Ontario A: I honestly don’t know what’s next. I don’t think they market themselves well enough to a broad audience and maybe there’s some nifty way to get themselves in … [Read more...] about Movies, fans and a Jeremy Lin question in a full mailbag
The words “affective” and “factitious” must have made such an impression on Judge Keenan that after Dr. Weld’s examination report, the postponed October 31 arraignment of Marcos was rescheduled to January 19, 1989. To repeat and rephrase Dr. Weld’s conclusions: there was no medical justification preventing the indictee, Ferdie, from travelling to New York City and face his day in court. The Marcos medical maneuvers (1) The Marcos medical maneuvers (2) Then followed the two admissions to St. Francis Medical Center. December 9, 1988 and released on December 18; and again entering St Francis on December 29 and released on January 5, 1989. While there may have been valid reasons for those hospitalizations, such validity was diminished and became suspect simply because the ailments and corresponding hospital stays also turned out to be orchestrated anticipatory events announced in advance to media both in Honolulu and in Manila. It had … [Read more...] about News OPINION: Marcos could have lived longer but…..
By Kathy English Public Editor Thu., May 2, 2019 Why does journalism matter? I asked. You answered. In anticipation of today’s World News Day, a time to recognize and celebrate the power of journalism to make a difference in people’s lives, I asked for your perspectives on why journalism matters to you. The responses, as always when I reach out to Star readers for your views were (for the most part) thoughtful and constructive, showing tremendous insight into the value of the public service mission of journalism and deep appreciation both for journalism’s purpose in our democracy and for the work of journalists who aspire to journalism’s highest ideals. Thank you to all who participated. Here is some of why you believe #NewsMatters: Good journalism speaks truth in the face of lies, without fear or prejudice. When the public is confused by those with powerful self-interest, then the duty of the journalist is to lay bare the facts as (s)he … [Read more...] about ‘Great journalism holds the mirror to our souls’