INQToday: Año: PH Navy patrol in Scarborough uneventful despite China ship tailing
Here’s a quick roundup of today’s top stories:
Philippine Navy warship BRP Conrado Yap (PS39) on Monday patrolled Scarborough Shoal in the West Philippine Sea “without untoward incident” despite the constant shadowing of Chinese vessels.
National Security Adviser Eduardo Año disclosed this Tuesday while slamming China for “overhyping” and “creating unnecessary tensions” between Manila and Beijing over “mundane” patrols within the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the West Philippine Sea.
Nineteen people were confirmed to have been killed in the last three days or since August 28, amid the barangay and sangguniang kabataan elections (BSKE).
Commission on Elections (Comelec) gave the figure on Tuesday based on data from the Philippine National Police.
Police are looking for evidence that will directly link the police officer identified as a “person of interest” in the disappearance of beauty queen, former Miss Batangas Catherine Camilon.
Philippine National Police Criminal Investigation Field Unit – Calabarzon chief Colonel Jacinto Malinao on Monday said the unnamed police officer was relieved from his post.
The Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) announced that the dry run for the contactless toll collection in selected toll plazas in the expressways will continue until the end of the year.
“All previously qualified Toll Plazas shall continue to implement the dry-run until December 31, 2023,” the TRB said in its advisory on Tuesday.
The five surviving co-stars of the hit 1990s television sitcom “Friends” paid tribute on Monday to their fallen cast mate, Matthew Perry, in a joint message lamenting his death two days earlier as an “unfathomable loss.”
In a brief statement published by People magazine, actors Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer spoke out publicly for the first time since news broke that Perry was found lifeless in the jacuzzi of his Los Angeles home on Saturday. He was 54.
Reports say that James Harden was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers in a blockbuster trade with the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night, October 30, 2023.
A report from ESPN said that the 10-time All-Star guard sent Harden, P.J. Tucker and Filip Petrusev to the Clippers for Marcus Morris, Robert Covington, Nic Batum, KJ Martin, a 2028 unprotected first-round pick, two second-round picks, a 2029 pick swap and an additional first-round pick that’ll be routed from a third team.