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INQToday: PCG alerts Chinese authorities after China vessel hits PH fishing boat

/ 06:39 PM December 08, 2023

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

First batch of Christmas convoy sets sail to West Philippine Sea

The first batch of Christmas convoy in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) began its journey on Friday morning.


Loaded with essential donations and supplies, over 40 volunteers comprising youth leaders and fisherfolk representatives from the WPS advocacy group “Atin Ito” were aboard the civilian vessel M/V Kapitan Felix Oca, which departed from Manila and is expected to arrive in El Nido, Palawan, on Saturday.


PCG alerts Chinese authorities after China vessel hits PH fishing boat

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on Friday said it has contacted Chinese authorities after an allision in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) where  a China-flagged vessel hit a Filipino fishing vessel.

A maritime incident is described as an allision — as opposed to collision — when a vessel hits stationary boat.

Senators urge full probe, caution following arrest of MSU blast suspect

Senators asked law enforcers to conduct a full investigation into the December 3 bombing at the Mindanao State University (MSU) in Marawi City following the arrest of one of the suspects.

Senator Imee Marcos lauded the arrest of Jafar Gamo Sultan on Wednesday, December 6, but urged authorities to continue their pursuit until the masterminds are arrested.


Former Ozamiz Vice Mayor Nova Parojinog gets life term for drugs

Former Ozamiz City Vice Mayor Nova Parojinog has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a Quezon City Court despite her claim that the police planted evidence following her family’s inclusion in former President Rodrigo Duterte’s “narco list.”

Parojinog was meted with a penalty of life imprisonment and ordered to pay a fine of P500,000 after she was found guilty of illegal possession of 677.6796 grams of shabu.

Reggae singer Kokoi Baldo dies after road accident

Reggae singer Kokoi Baldo, one of the finalists of “The Voice Philippines Season 2” in 2015, died after figuring in a vehicular accident in Bacolod on Friday, Dec. 8.

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“It is with a heavy heart to inform the public, especially the fans, that Kokoi Baldo has passed away earlier this morning,” his wife, Sam, announced through the singer’s official Facebook page.

TAGS: bombing suspects, China, Drugs, Mindanao State University, PCG, Road accident, senators, West Philippine Sea, WPS

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