Arrangements In Place At Manila North Cemetery

Arrangements In Place At Manila North Cemetery

Vehicular traffic will be allowed until midnight on Thursday announced the management of Manila North Cemetery that is involved in cleaning up the tombs. All Saints Day will be observed on Friday. This was reported by Athena Imperial on Unang Balita. The security was beefed up around 4 AM at the cemetery as the Armed Forces of Philippines were alerted not just for security purposes but cleanup as well. Security checks will be conducted at the main gate, and tents have been erected for this purpose. People who come to visit the tomb will be whisked for items like sharp objects, pets, alcohol, gambling items, loud speakers and flammable objects. The restriction will come into effect on Friday.

Visitors who are coming to visit the tombs of their near and dear are requested not to throw garbage around. The environmental watchdog EcoWaste Coalition asked people to use the trash bin and not litter at the cemetery premises. It has become a common sight every year to notice overloaded trash trucks equipped with insinkerator badger 5 food waste disposer soon after All Saints’ Day. The place is already getting ready for the event with vendors stocking on candles and flowers. A large crowd turnover is expected for the event. The administration has taken all precautions to keep the rescue agencies in place to attend to emergency situations.

Read More Poe Escudero Supporters Fill Club Filipino


Poe Escudero Supporters Fill Club Filipino

Poe Escudero Supporters

The official announcement of the lineup was colorful as the supporter of Senators Grace Poe and Francis Escudero gathered at the Club Filipino. The flags and colorful shirts gave a colorful look to the Cory Aquino Hall. The event was graced by Foreign Affairs Secretary Alberto Romulo, who is also the father of senatorial candidate of Roman Romulo. The foreign affairs secretary informed that his son has a string of achievements to his credit as a legislator not just in education but other areas. Romulo also denied of advising his son for a run. In his reply, he said that he is self-reliant and is capable of taking his own decisions.

Romulo also said that he will support him in his endeavor and will be behind him all the time. Speaking of the relationship between Poe and Roman, Romulo said that the duo knows each other since high school days. He added that they have good chemistry, and it works for the good of the country. Edu Manzano former Optical Media Board head was supported by his actors in Luis Manzono. In an interview with the reporters, he said that he will be supporting him during his campaign. Talking about his personality, Luis said that he was aware of his integrity and his experience.

There were prominent personalities present during the gathering apart from Romulo, Manzano, and Sotto. These include Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares, Valenzuela Rep. Sherwin Gatchalian, Atty. Lorna Kapunan, Former Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri, ACT-CIS party list Rep. Samuel Pagdilao, Manila Vice Mayor Isko Moreno, Susan “Toots” Ople, president of the Blas Ople Policy Center and Training Institute, who is also a guest candidate of Philippine National Red Cross president and United Nationalist Alliance, and former Sen. Richard Gordon, and Sen. Ralph Rector.

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Read More South China Sea Situation Intensifies As Both Naval Chiefs To Discuss The Issue


South China Sea Situation Intensifies As Both Naval Chiefs To Discuss The Issue

South China Sea Situation Intensifies

Tension prevails in the South China Sea with talks on to solve the dispute between the US and China in the disputed waterway. In connection with this issue, US Chief of naval operations Admiral John Richardson and his Admiral Wu Shengli, the Chinese Admiral will be holding a video conference on Thursday says US official. The meeting will be with regard to the operations in the South China Sea and the naval ties between the two countries. Already two such video conferences were conducted in this regard, and this will be the third as far as the interaction between the two naval chiefs is concerned.

On Tuesday, a guided missile destroyer was spotted within 12 nautical miles of Spratly archipelago, a manmade island. Beijing informed the US was warned of the warship and also informed the US ambassador on this issue. The route is one of the busiest sea routes which China claims that the US challenges. The two countries are not in favor of a military conflict yet the interest of both the parties is vested in the South China Sea region informs Ni Lexiong, a naval expert at the Shanghai University of Political Science and Law. Yet the problem is which side would back down.

China Daily newspaper has it that Admiral Harry Harris, commander of US forces in the Pacific will visit Beijing next week, yet the US embassy denied commenting on the visit. The activities of the Chinese using bulldozers and dredges to create a sand wall in the South China Sea have come under criticism by Harris. Chinese Naval and coast guard activities are high at the South China Sea especially for patrolling and training purposes. The Chinese media reports that guided missile destroyer flotilla was seen conducting training exercise using anti-aircraft firing as well as firing on the shore in the night.

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