14 JANUARY 2014 • TUESDAY
TOP 5:
Obama defends Afghan strategy
US President Barack Obama defended his strategy in the Afghan war
mission after forme...
TOP 4:
Taiwan hits China fishing law while
dismissing PH claim
Taiwan, which calls itself the Republic of China (ROC), re...
TOP 3:
Pope Francis: Post of Cardinal not a
promotion
In a letter to new cardinals, Pope Francis warned them to avoid
“wo...
TOP 2:
Flashflood, landslide alert up over
Visayas, Bicol
Visayas, Bicol, Caraga and northern Mindanao must prepare for
l...
TOP 1:
Aquino ratings drop in Luzon
Philippine President Benigno Aquino III continued to enjoy a majority
approval rating ...
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Rappler
COPYRIGHT:
13 January 2014
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www.PhilippineOnlinePortalNews.weebly.com
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POPNews|today 14 January 2014 • Tuesday

14 January 2014 • Tuesday
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  • 1. 14 JANUARY 2014 • TUESDAY
  • 2. TOP 5: Obama defends Afghan strategy US President Barack Obama defended his strategy in the Afghan war mission after former Pentagon chief Robert Gates said the president lacked passion for military action. Gates sparked a Washington firestorm when he suggested in his new memoir that Obama became disillusioned with the troop surge strategy, and lost confidence in his troop commanders and Afghan President Hamid Karzai. But in his first public comments on the criticisms, Obama said he “continued to have faith” in the US mission in Afghanistan. Speaking on NBC’s “Today Show,” the former Pentagon chief said his memoir was hijacked by those pushing a political agenda adding that he “actually agreed with virtually every decision President Obama made.” But Gates made no apologies for his blunt criticism of Vice President Joe Biden whom he said was wrong about every major foreign policy issue over the past four decades.
  • 3. TOP 4: Taiwan hits China fishing law while dismissing PH claim Taiwan, which calls itself the Republic of China (ROC), rejected China's new fisheries law but also dismissed Manila's claim over the Spratly Islands in the disputed South China Sea. The Philippines earlier slammed China’s new policy, which requires foreigners to seek China's permission to fish in the disputed sea. In a statement, Taiwan stood firm in claiming the Spratly Islands (Nansha Islands), Paracel Islands (Shisha Islands), Macclesfield Islands (Chungsha Islands), and Pratas Islands (Tungsha Islands). Taiwan also urged countries “bordering the islands,” such as the Philippines, “to respect the principles and spirit” of the United Nations Charter and the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). In place of unilateral measures, Taiwan broached the idea of joint exploration.
  • 4. TOP 3: Pope Francis: Post of Cardinal not a promotion In a letter to new cardinals, Pope Francis warned them to avoid “worldliness” and “celebrations” telling them to keep "a simple and humble heart." He added, “The post of cardinal is not a promotion or an honor or a decoration. It is simply a service that demands a wider view and a bigger heart.” The new cardinals come from 12 countries in 5 continents. One of the 16 new cardinals is Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Quevedo, the first cardinal to come from Mindanao. Within his archdiocese, the Church estimates only 51.54% of the population are Catholics, while the rest are predominantly Muslim. Critics tagged the cardinal and 6 other bishops in 2011 as recipients of expensive vehicles from the government for personal use. Quevedo denied the accusation.
  • 5. TOP 2: Flashflood, landslide alert up over Visayas, Bicol Visayas, Bicol, Caraga and northern Mindanao must prepare for landslides and flashfloods that may be triggered by the low pressure area (LPA) in Mindanao. State weather bureau Pagasa says the LPA was estimated to be 60 km northeast of Butuan City. On Monday, the LPA already battered parts of Mindanao still recovering from the devastation of 2012’s Typhoon Pablo. The affected areas include Surigao del Norte; the towns of Lupon and Tarragona in Davao Oriental; the town of Monkayo in Compostela Valley, and Barangay Andap in New Bataan. Five local government units declared a state of calamity. At least 13 people have died, 34 others injured, while more than 25,000 families are in evacuation shelters in 16 towns and 2 cities.
  • 6. TOP 1: Aquino ratings drop in Luzon Philippine President Benigno Aquino III continued to enjoy a majority approval rating of 73%, according to December 8-16 Pulse Asia survey. It was a decline of 6 points from his 79% in September, although statistically insignificant considering the error margin of +/-3. But the survey showed a significant decline in Luzon, excluding Metro Manila, where he dropped 13 points. The largest island Luzon along with the top urban center Metro Manila is historically a critical block. Aquino was criticized for government's slow response in the aftermath of typhoon Haiyan. The survey also showed more Filipinos approve and trust Vice President Jejomar Binay than Aquino. Senate President Franklin Drilon was the biggest loser, seen as a backlash of the pork barrel scam, where he was linked to the mastermind but untouched by charges. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno was a winner in Metro Manila, where her ratings enjoyed significant improvement.
  • 7. SPECIAL THANKS TO: Rappler COPYRIGHT: 13 January 2014 WEBSITE: www.PhilippineOnlinePortalNews.weebly.com www.facebook.com/PhilippineOnlinePortalNews www.twitter.com/POPNews_PH Philippine Online Portal News Philippine Online Social Media Technologies, Inc. POST TOC POST NMI All Rights Reserved 2014

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