PNoy vows to fend off ‘bully in our backyard’
President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday refused to back down despite anger in Taiwan over the shooting death last week of a Taiwanese fisherman, saying the government remained ready to defend its sovereignty.
“What belongs to the Philippines belongs to the Philippines, and we can defend ourselves when ever someone tries to bully us within our own backyard,” the President said during a speech to the officers and personnel of the Navy in Fort Felipe in Cavite City.
The television ratings of Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup Finals’ Game 3 between the Alaska Aces and Ginebra San Miguel on TV 5 beat those of the top two networks ABS-CBN and GMA 7.
The National University Bulldogs and the Letran Squires prevailed over separate rivals Monday and moved closer to claiming the top semifinals slots of their respective divisions in the 19th Fr. Martin Summer Cup basketball tournament.
AFTER a successful design contract with Megaworld’s Resort’s World Manila and Maxim’s Hotel, international design firm Gettys, once again is tapped by the top developer, this time for its “super high-end’’ residential condominium project in the Makati Central Business District.
Hong Kong-based First Pacific Co. Ltd. is keen on putting up a 30,000-hectare oil palm plantation and a processing factory in Davao Oriental province to serve the domestic and export markets, its top executive said Tuesday.