INQToday: US renews vow to defend PH amid China’s aggression
Here’s a quick roundup of today’s top stories:
The United States (US) on Thursday renewed its commitment to the Philippines in defending Manila’s sovereign rights.
The commitment comes, in the face of Beijing’s growing aggression in the disputed South China Sea.
Refusing to bow down to China’s demands, the Philippines instead asked Beijing to remove its illegal structures in the West Philippine Sea.
On Thursday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) issued a strongly worded statement against China in response to the latter’s latest incursion in the West Philippine Sea.
House lawmakers on Thursday denied that discussions on the impeachment of Vice President Sara Duterte had been brewing in the lower chamber.
For Deputy Majority Leader Rep. Erwin Tulfo, the Vice President has not committed any impeachable offense.
Former Senator Leila de Lima rendezvoused with former vice president Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo in Naga, Camarines Sur, on Thursday morning.
On Monday, de Lima was allowed to post bail by the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court for her final drug case, which marked the end of her detention since 2017. So far, she has been acquitted in two out of three drug cases.
The mother of Catherine Camilon has remained hopeful that her daughter is still alive despite demoralizing reports about the missing beauty queen.
In her heart, Rosario Camilon has deep-seated faith that her daughter is still alive.
In a sea of glass beads, sequins, sheer fabric, trains, and capes, the Philippines’ Michelle Marquez Dee stood out in her shimmering emerald green gown at the preliminary competition of the 2023 Miss Universe pageant held at the Jose Adolfo Pineda Arena in San Salvador, El Salvador, on Nov. 15 (Nov. 16 in Manila).
The 28-year-old model, actress, and host received loud cheers when she appeared in the stunning piece with a mock neck, full shoulders, and strategically-placed cutouts above the bust, on the sides, and at the back created by Filipino designer Mark Bumgarner, who also dressed her up in her national competition where she earned the “Best in Evening Gown” award.