MANILA – Filipino netizens are having a field day on Twitter as the normally quiet Paulo Avelino has been hilariously responding to messages from fans. The actor’s name became a top trending local topic on Twitter on Tuesday as he dished out one funny remark after another, reacting to mostly flirty comments addressed to him. “How do you like me este your coffee?” one fan asked, to which Avelino replied, in all caps, “BOLD.” Another Twitter user asked Avelino to flirt with her instead, prompting the actor to playfully respond with: “Bilang ano? Boypren mo? Asawa mo? Laruan mo?” Meanwhile, fans went crazy after Avelino replied with a simple “lam mo na” when asked what he wants to do during the rainy season. Here are more of the actor’s humorous Twitter posts: Avelino is currently part of the ABS-CBN primetime series “The General’s Daughter” starring Angel Locsin. He is also gearing up for “Fan … [Read more...] about Why is Paulo Avelino trending on Twitter?
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Supreme Court Justice Antonio T. Carpio believes that it was not a collision of fishing vessels that happened on June 9 in Reed Bank (Philippine name: Recto Bank; Chinese name: Liyue Tan), 80 nautical miles off Palawan and within the Philippine Exclusive Economic Zone. It was a Chinese militia ship ramming a Philippine fishing vessel. “China’s maritime militia vessels have reinforced steel hulls purposely for ramming fishing vessels of other coastal states. No other coastal state has fishing vessels purposely designed for ramming other fishing vessels. Captains of ordinary Chinese fishing vessels do not engage in ramming for fear of inflicting damage to their own vessels. It is thus highly likely that a Chinese maritime militia vessel rammed the Filipino fishing vessel F/B Gimver 1,” Carpio said in a statement. The statement from Chinese Embassy in Manila insisted that it was "a Chinese fishing boat from Guangdong Province, China” and identified it as … [Read more...] about OPINION: Why is there a Chinese military vessel in Reed Bank?
TOKYO (REUTERS) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is due to visit Iran next week in an apparent mediation mission to ease tension between Iran and the United States. The following are some of the reasons for Mr Abe's June 12-14 trip, and what it might accomplish. WHY IS ABE GOING TO IRAN? Japan is in a unique position as a US ally because it has long maintained close ties with Iran, making Mr Abe an ideal mediator. US-Iran ties have frayed since President Donald Trump pulled out of an Iran nuclear deal in which it agreed to curb its nuclear programme in return for the lifting of sanctions. The United States has also hinted at military confrontation, sending extra forces to the region to counter what it describes as Iranian threats. During a visit to Japan last month, Mr Trump welcomed Mr Abe's help in dealing with Iran, highlighting the "very good relationship" between Tokyo and Teheran. "I do believe that Iran would like to talk," Mr Trump said at the time. "And if they'd like to … [Read more...] about Why is Japan’s Abe going to Iran? What can he accomplish?
NEW YORK: A Claude Monet painting from his celebrated "Meules" (Haystacks) series drew US$110.7 million in New York on Tuesday (May 14) in an auction record for the French Impressionist master.The sale at Sotheby's - the first time the work had come to auction since 1986 - fetched one of the 10 highest prices ever seen at auction.The total, which includes fees and the commission, was more than 44 times higher than the previous record for the work.Monet painted his 25 "Meules" compositions during the winter of 1890-1891 at his home in Giverny, in France's Normandy region.In each piece, Monet showed the light and surroundings of the same scene as they changed at different times of day, with the varying seasons and during various types of weather.Another painting from the series was sold in November 2016 by the Christie's auction house in New York for US$81.4 million.The piece sold at Sotheby's is among the most immediately recognizable Monet paintings.It distinguishes itself from … [Read more...] about Monet painting draws US$110.7m at New York auction
DELHI: Severe cyclone Fani, which blasted ashore Friday (May 3) in India, is expected to pack a frequently underestimated yet lethal threat: storm surge.The surge happens when sea levels rise dramatically during a storm, sending a destructive wall of water gushing over people and property on land.Here are key questions and answers on the phenomenon:HOW DOES IT WORK? Storm surge is not the result of rainfall or flooding, rather it happens when powerful winds push ocean water rushing toward land.The phenomenon is an "abnormal rise of water generated by a storm, over and above the predicted ... tides," according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).Indian forecasters said a surge of 1.5m could hit the eastern state Odisha, where the monster cyclone is forecast to make landfall.WHY IS IT SO DANGEROUS? In previous storms, people have failed to flee because they did not grasp the storm surge's deadly threat.That was the case for 2013's Super … [Read more...] about What is a storm surge and why is it so dangerous?