INQToday: Ramming of PH boat appears to be accidental, has nothing to do with WPS issues - PCG | Inquirer News

INQToday: Ramming of PH boat appears to be accidental, has nothing to do with WPS issues – PCG

/ 06:43 PM October 05, 2023

Here’s a quick roundup of today’s top stories:

PCG chief: Fishing boat collision has nothing to do with WPS issues

Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Commander Admiral Artemio Abu on Thursday said the collision of vessels near Scarborough Shoal “has nothing to do with the issue in the West Philippine Sea.”


Abu stressed during an ambush interview that the area where the tragic incident happened is a “major thoroughfare” of ships.


Ramming of PH boat appears to be accidental – PCG

The ramming of Filipino fishermen’s boat off the coast of Pangasinan appears to be accidental, according to Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Spokesperson Commodore Jay Tarriela on Thursday.

Three fishermen died as a result of the tragedy in the waters off Agno, Pangasinan.

China condemns PH resupply run to Ayungin Shoal

China condemns the Philippines’ latest resupply mission to BRP Sierra Madre in Ayungin Shoal, claiming Philippine vessels entered its waters without their permission.

Typhoon Jenny exits PAR; wind signals still up over Northern Luzon

The state weather bureau says Typhoon Jenny is now outside the Philippine area of responsibility, but parts of Northern Luzon remain under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signals.

OVP verifying details of viral traffic incident in Commonwealth

The Office of the Vice President says it is working to verify the details of a viral video wherein a netizen allegedly captured a major road being closed off to let Vice President Sara Duterte pass.

CIDG: 6 cops in Jemboy Baltazar killing surrender

The six police officers tagged in the killing of 17-year-old Jerhode “Jemboy” Baltazar have “voluntarily surrendered,” the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) said Thursday.


It also said in a report that the six police officers yielded to CIDG-Lucena City in Quezon province on October 4, following the issuance of an arrest order against them by Navotas Regional Trial Court Branch 286.

Meggie Ochoa wins Philippines’ second Asian Games gold

Meggie Ochoa was running a high fever the past three days, feeling hopeless coming into her opening bout.

The two-time world champion shrugged it off and struck gold in the women’s jiu jitsu by downing Balqees Abdulla of the United Arab Emirates by advantage in the -48kg final on Thursday in the 19th Asian Games.

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TAGS: Artemio Abu, Ayungin, China, Jerhode Jemboy Baltazar, OVP, PCG, Philippine Coast Guard, Sara Duterte, Scarborough, typhoon Jenny, West PH Sea, West Philippine Sea, WPS

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