A Chinese ship allegedly rams a Filipino vessel in the West Philippine Sea and left Filipino sailors in the water. Here are the stories making the headlines on ANC today:
How they treat their “friends”
Defense Sec. Delfin Lorenzana said a Chinese vessel hit a Philippine boat near the Recto Bank and abandoned the 22 Filipino crew members. According to the military’s Western Command, the collision was far from accidental. Diplomatic complaints could be filed. This is not the first time Chinese ships took action against Filipino boats and fishermen. But the outrage over the incident is building. Let’s see what action government is going to take, given it’s been trying to cultivate closer ties with Beijing.
Word war between 2 pastors
A word war has erupted between Pastors Apollo Quiboloy and Joel Apolinario. Quiboloy charged that Apolinario is a fake pastor and that Kapa is not a real religious group. Apolinario said he and his group are legit. He also accused Quiboloy of trying to influence President Duterte to shut down Kapa. Members of the group dared the SEC to file charges against them. The members will hold a prayer rally in General Santos City in support of their leader.
A Filipina worker was raped by a Kuwaiti airport police officer upon her arrival in that country, according to the DFA. Labor activist Susan Ople is calling on the Kuwaiti government to act and prosecute the suspect immediately. The two countries had earlier agreed to protect Filipino workers.
The president was four hours late for his last event in Lanao del Sur. He has another event in General Santos City at 4 p.m. today. He could talk about the latest South China Sea incident, Philhealth, Kuwait and other issues.
Tsismis NYC, located in the Lower East Side, describes itself as “a Filipino American restaurant and wine bar offering an eclectic menu promoting the use of local and sustainable ingredients.” Here, chef Jappy Afzelius serves sinigang, the halo-halo and the adobo—all interpreted in his playful style.