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INQToday: China has no right to tell us not to repair BRP Sierra Madre, says Brawner

/ 06:11 PM October 25, 2023

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

China has no right to tell us not to repair BRP Sierra Madre, says Brawner

Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Wednesday asserted China has no right to oppose the repair of BRP Sierra Madre on Ayungin Shoal in West Philippine Sea (WPS).


According to AFP Chief of Staff General Romeo Brawner Jr., Philippines is well within its right to rehabilitate the Philippine Navy boat.


Brawner says resupply missions with other countries an option

The Armed Forces of the Philippines says it is looking into the possibility of joint resupply missions with other countries to BRP Sierra Madre in Ayungin Shoal.

Teodoro says PH countering China’s disinformation on WPS

Defense Secretary Gibo Teodoro says the Philippine government is making efforts to counter China’s disinformation campaign on the West Philippine Sea.

DFA: 3 Filipinos remain in Gaza City

There are 136 Filipinos in the Gaza Strip, but three of them are still in the war-torn Gaza City, said Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Eduardo de Vega on Wednesday. 

“I would like to correct something that we have been saying. We’ve been saying [that] all Filipinos have been evacuated to the south, but there are apparently still three Filipino nationals in Gaza City, including a father and child who are [in the] hospital,” said de Vega in an interview on ANC.

Castro slams criticisms on her case vs Duterte: ‘Parang ako pa may kasalanan’

ACT Teachers Rep. France Castro has hit back at those who criticized her move to sue former President Rodrigo Duterte, asking if it was her fault that she felt threatened by the former leader’s words.

Castro, in a statement on Wednesday, explained that she filed the grave threat complaint against Duterte because she is protecting her colleagues from harm.


Phivolcs raises alert level 1 over Mt. Bulusan in Sorsogon

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) raised the alert status of Bulusan Volcano in Sorsogon province to Alert Level 1 (low-level unrest) after the series of volcanic earthquakes recorded during the past few days.

In a bulletin issued at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25, Phivolcs said 121 volcanic earthquakes were recorded by the Bulusan Volcano Network since Oct. 14.

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TAGS: AFP, Ayungin, Ayungin Shoal, BRP Sierra Madre, Bulusan, China, Department of Foreign Affairs, DFA, DND, France Castro, Gaza city, Gibo Teodoro, Phivolcs, Rodrigo Duterte, Romeo Brawner Jr., West Philippine Sea, WPS

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