INQToday: China blames, castigates PH for ‘intruding’ in Scarborough Shoal
Here’s a quick roundup of today’s top stories:
The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Monday accused Philippines of intruding in Scarborough Shoal “without their permission.”
It also admitted the floating barriers were put in place to “block and drive away” Philippine vessels.
House Bill (HB) No. 8969 — the proposed Military and Uniformed Personnel Pension System Act — was approved early Tuesday morning on its third and final reading.
A total of 272 lawmakers voted in favor of the bill with only four voted against and one abstaining.
The pilot implementation of the new “Matatag” curriculum on Monday was “met with positivity” in schools, according to a Department of Education (DepEd) official.
DepEd Undersecretary and spokesperson Michael Poa also said that teachers were “adequately prepared” for the pilot run of the recalibrated K to 10 programs following their orientation and training sessions.
A 6.0-magnitude earthquake shook Davao Occidental on Tuesday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.
The tectonic quake hit Balut Island in the municipality of Sarangani at 9:39 a.m. Phivolcs said the temblor occurred at a depth of 122 kilometers.