FREMONT (Bay Area, Calif.) -- There is no Filipino contender for the 17th congressional district seat. But the 17th is important and critical to many Filipinos. It is an Asian majority district and the election of a minority member of Congress ensures that there will be an Asian representative in the House of Congress. Also, the district encompasses the heart ofMore >
WASHINGTON - China could eventually deploy long-range radar and advanced missile systems on installations it is building in the South China Sea that could be used to enforce an exclusion zone over the disputed territory, according to the commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific.
Speaking at a congressional hearing, Admiral Samuel Locklear described as "aggressive" the land reclamation and construction projects China has been conducting at eight military outposts in areas also claimed by neighboring countries in Southeast Asia, including the Philippines.
Locklear said in testimony to the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday that the Chinese are "showing no slowdown in the pace of their military modernization, particularly in the navy," increasing the country's clout in the South and East China Seas.
By DANNY LLANTO
MANILA – if current trends continue, Senator Grace Poe is likely to overtake Vice President Jejomar Binay as top-of-mind preference for president in the run-up to the 2016 elections based on the results of the latest survey released on Thursday by the Social Weather Station (SWS).