INQToday: South China Sea collision not motive to invoke protection pact with US – Marcos



Right here’s a fast roundup of immediately’s prime tales:

A latest collision of Philippine and Chinese language vessels within the South China Sea is just not the time or motive to invoke a Mutual Protection Treaty with the US, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. mentioned on Wednesday.

However the persevering with harmful maneuvers and actions in opposition to the Philippine coastguard is seen with nice alarm, Marcos informed reporters in Australia. The 1951 treaty between the Philippines and United States binds them to defend one another if below assault.

President Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. on Wednesday mentioned the latest reported presence of Chinese language vessels in Benham Rise was a “clear intrusion” into Philippine territory and a matter of “nice concern.”

“As soon as once more, it is a clear intrusion into our Philippine maritime territory and it’s, as ordinary, of nice concern,” he mentioned mentioned in a video assertion launched by the Malacañang Presidential Communication Workplace on Wednesday earlier than his return flight to Manila Wednesday night time.

Australia’s Prime Minister Anthony Albanese mentioned on Wednesday that maritime safety, commerce and clear power will form the nation’s future with the ASEAN bloc as Beijing seems to extend its presence within the contested South China Sea.

Australia is internet hosting the ASEAN summit in Melbourne, which marks the fiftieth anniversary of its ties to ASEAN at the same time as variations remained throughout the 10-member bloc on China’s plans to increase diplomatic and army presence within the area.

Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri mentioned he personally informed President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. that passing proposed amendments to the Structure could face an issue and is, in reality, a problem within the higher chamber.

In a press convention, Zubiri maintained that he didn’t ask Marcos’ assist to persuade senators who’re in opposition to financial Constitution change (Cha-cha).

Senator Imee Marcos has formally joined Senator Robin Padilla in his bid to dam the Senate panel on ladies’s contempt order in opposition to alleged rapist Apollo Quiboloy.

In a press convention on Wednesday, Marcos mentioned she already talked with Padilla concerning the matter, including that different Senate panel members are more likely to be a part of their name.

Two transgender Filipinos are at the moment going through expenses for assault and battery after a combat involving round 20 Filipino and 4 Thai transwomen in Bangkok, Thailand, Overseas Affairs Undersecretary Eduardo de Vega mentioned Wednesday.

The combat occurred at a restaurant in Soi Sukhumvit 11 close to Nana BTS station on Monday night time, leading to one Thai being injured.

Cannes Movie Competition is amongst these grieving the dying of Jaclyn Jose, the primary Filipina to win the most effective actress award within the prestigious movie fest in France.



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The movie competition paid tribute to Jose, displaying a photograph of her together with her award by way of its official Instagram web page on Wednesday, March 6.



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