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INQToday: PH, US war games simulate foiling of invasion attempt near Taiwan

/ 06:11 PM May 06, 2024

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

PH, US war games simulate foiling of invasion attempt near Taiwan

The annual war games of Manila and Washington on Monday simulated the foiling of a foreign invasion attempt on the shores of Ilocos Norte, the northernmost mainland province near Taiwan.


Some 200 personnel conducted a live-fire exercise here at the La Paz Sand Dunes using the US marines’ Autonomous Truck Mounted Howitzer System (ATMOS) 155mm self-propelled guns and the Philippine military’s M101 105mm towed howitzers, as well as similar US assets.


Chinese embassy in Manila ‘constant liars’ – PCG’s Tarriela

A Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) official on Monday accused the Embassy of China in the Philippines of being “constant liars,” after its recent claim that a “new model” in the Ayungin Shoal was approved by Philippine officials.

According to PCG spokesperson for the West Philippine Sea Commodore Jay Tarriela, the public should just stop paying attention to claims released by the Chinese embassy regarding the West Philippine Sea as it only seeks to dissuade public opinion to their advantage.

Marcos laughs off ‘leaked’ PDEA report vs him

President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Monday merely laughed off drug use allegations hurled against him and actress Maricel Soriano, as claimed by a document purportedly leaked by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).

Alleged PDEA files linking Marcos and Soriano to drug use circulated online, with Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa seemingly lending credence to the reports, saying these documents are not fabricated.

Marcos ‘loyalists’ stage protest asking that ICC be allowed to probe Duterte

Supporters of President “Bongbong” Marcos, who deemed themselves as “loyalists,” gathered outside the Senate complex on Monday, urging the administration to cooperate with the International Criminal Court (ICC) and allow the entry of its probers in the Philippines.

Jean Diaz, a Marcos supporter since 1986, told that an estimated 300 “loyalists” have participated in the rally.


Fuel price rollback set for May 7

Local oil companies will slash pump prices by up to a peso per liter for the second straight week effective Tuesday, May 7.

In separate advisories, firms announce the price of gasoline would go down by 75 centavos per liter and diesel by 90 centavos per liter.

Meanwhile, kerosene prices will decrease by 1 peso and 5 centavos per liter.

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TAGS: Bongbong Marcos, Fuel, ICC, loyalists, Maricel Soriano, PCG, PDEA, Philippine Coast Guard, Rodrigo Duterte, rollback, Taiwan

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