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volume ll, No.067 web Tuesday August 20,2013P10.00

Last Tuesday, Bonnie Glaser a senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) a Washington DC-based think-tank testified before a joint hearing of the U.S. House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces

Glaser, an expert on China advised the committees that “China is pursuing a ‘salami slicing’ strategy. Through a steady progression of small steps, none of which by itself

is a casus belli, Beijing seeks to gradually change the status quo in its favor.” For the Philippines ‘salami slicing’ translates to China occupying Mischief Reef just off the coast of Palawan in 1998, Scarborough Shoal west of Zambales in 2012, and a planned seizure of Pag-Asa the second largest island in the Spratlys sometime this

ACROSS MINDANAO Open-pet ban triggers mining firm downsizing its operation

Agusan rever is a river located at the eastern part of mindanao island in the philippines,draining majority of caraga region and some part of compostela valley province.

KORONADAL CITY--Then banon open-pet mining imposed by south cotabato province is among the reasons sagitarius mines,inc.(SMI) is downsizing its operation that would lead to a significant slash in expenditure spending and retrenchment of 940 workers.a company executive admited Jhon Arnaldo, SMI external communications and media relations managers,said the new management Glencore Xstrada plc .,decided to downscale its operationd after assessing tahat the Team pakan project ‘is not moving forward ‘ due to the open-pit mining prohibition and failure to obtain the free prior and inform consent.

Agusan River under code red, rescuers readied

MANILA --The Butuan City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC) put the city under code red after the water level in Agusan River rose Thursday afternoon. The water level in the river is now at 3.10 meters due to the continuous rains in the region.

PBA legends, Alaxan unveil Court of Inspiration in

The residents attended what initially seemed like a normal inauguration but they were delighted when they discovered that their very own court would be turned over to them by none other than Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) legends Jojo Lastimosa, Benjie Paras, Alvin Patrimonio, Jerry Codiùera, Ronnie Magsanoc and Johnny Abarrientos three weeks after volunteer-residents started constructing the community facility. Like most of the volunteers who came to help, the PBA legends started playing in neighborhood courts similar to what the locals have constructed. They attribute their success to decades of hard work, unafraid of the pain that comes with pushing oneself beyond limits. Sharing in Alaxan FR’s advocacy,

showbiz news Kim Chiu reveals what motivates her on the set: ‘Pag nakita niyo si Xian Lim na nakasando lang!’ Bride

for Rent star Kim Chiu admitted she was initially nervous to be headlining Star Cinema’s opening salvo for the year. “Ako si Rocky dito, yung breadwinner siya ng pamilya. Naghahanap ako dito ng major role. Ma-talent siya, papasukin niya lahat ng klase ng trabaho, mag-o-audition siya and meron siyang dream na gusto niya makakuha ng major role. Ni-nenerbiyos po ngayon. Araw-araw kami nagdadasal kasi nakakakaba kasi from kay Vice Ganda na sobrang nakakatawa, sa Pagpag na sobrang nakakatakot, eto kami ngayon sa 2014 nkakatawa din, nakaka-in love. Siyempre sa Pagpag may romance din dun, sa Girl Boy Bakla Tomboy may comedy so pinagsama lang yung dalawa. Sana talaga suportahan ng mga ta kasi sobra talagang binigay namin lahat ng effort namin para sa peli-

When the goofy quartet of John Lloyd Cruz, Luis Manzano, Billy Crawford and Vhong Navarro was launched as the Kanto Boys on ASAP ’09, many speculated that a rivalry may turn up between them and the Coverboys, another all-male group on the variety show. Coverboys member Victor Basa was quick to refute this rumor, saying the Coverboys have no kami nai-insecure.Iba ang audience at expertise naming Coverboys sa Kanto Boys.Nag-uusap naman kami nina Billy and okay naman kami lahat.Wala namang problema,” the actor said with a

News for weather update mindanao Synopsis: At 4:00 AM today, the center of Tropical Depression “AGATON”was estimated based on all available data at 170 km northeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur or 175 km east of Surigao City (9.7°N 127.1°E). Northeast Monsoon affecting Luzon. Forecast: Caraga region and the provinces of Davao Oriental, Compostela Valley and Southern Leyte will have rains with gusty winds with moderate to rough seas. Central and the rest of Eastern Visayas will experience cloudy skies with moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms which may trigger flashfloods and landslides. Bicol Region, Western Visayas, Northern Mindanao and Davao del Norte will be cloudy with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms. Palawan and the rest of Mindanao will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms. Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will be cloudy with light rains.

They are Surigao del Norte, Dinagat Province, Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Sur, ... were destroyed and landslides covered roads with boulders and debris, ... to ensure the safety of the residents and to minimize damages.

Floods, landslides kill 37 in Mindanao MANILA, Philippines—The death toll from floods and landslides in Mindanao triggered by Tropical Depression Agaton has risen to 37, the National Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Saturday. In its latest update, NDRRMC said 65 were injured while seven remained missing. Read more: http://newsinfo.inquirer. net/565597/floods-landslides-kill-37-inmindanao#ixzz2qjvrL1S8 Follow us: @inquirerdotnet on Twitter | inquirerdotnet on Facebook

Public storm signal number one is still up in Surigao del Norte, Siargao Island, Surigao del Sur, Dinagat Province, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Davao Oriental and Compostella Valley, Pagasa said. Agaton is expected to be at 40 kilometers southeast of Surigao City on Sunday morning and will be at 65 kilometers southwest of Cotabato City on Monday. Read more: http://newsinfo.inquirer. net/565597/floods-landslides-kill-37-inmindanao#ixzz2qjwrDJ8n Follow us: @inquirerdotnet on Twitter | in-