• Pagasa expects stronger cyclones to hit Phl this year
    Pagasa expects stronger cyclones to hit Phl this year

    The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) recently warned Filipinos to brace for stronger cyclones this year due to the El Niño phenomenon. “In terms of (the El Niño’s effect on tropical cyclones), we expect that more cyclones will reach the typhoon category, which is 118 kilometers per hour,” Flaviana Hilario, PAGASA deputy administrator for research and development, said. Hilario said the abnormal warming of the sea during an El Niño may …

  • US warns China vs ‘throwing elbows’
    US warns China vs ‘throwing elbows’

    Obama, in a discussion at the White House with a group of young leaders from Southeast Asian nations, said land reclamation projects in the South China Sea and West Philippine Sea were unproductive and called for an end to aggressive actions by all parties concerned. “China is going to be successful. In Vietnam, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said the US is not looking to militarize or escalate the situation in the South China Sea and West Philippine Sea where China and five other …

  • Phl, Japan to discuss military equipment transfer
    Phl, Japan to discuss military equipment transfer

    Japan and the Philippines will likely agree on the start of talks to sign an accord over the transfer of defense equipment, as both countries seek to strengthen cooperation amid the rise of an assertive China, Japanese government sources said Sunday. The agreement may be finalized when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Aquino meet in Tokyo tomorrow as arrangements are also made for both leaders to express concern over China’s attempts to change the status quo at sea, the sources added. …

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