Here's a wrap up of today's biggest news in the Philippines. Happy Friday the 13th!
Scarborough (Panatag) shoal standoff
As reported, some chinese fishermen who were illegally collecting exotic and endangered species around the contested area were caught by our navy men. As the filipino navy tried to arrest the fishermen, chinese navy vessels intervened and came to their rescue. It also marked the baptism of fire for our newest ship, the BRP Gregorio Del Pilar. Up to now, the standoff continues as diplomatic protests and discussions continue. As the leaders of the two countries talk, the navy men of both sides tried to kill boredom by watching american idol via satellite tv.
North Korea failed rocket launch
The controversial rocket launch that was supposed to carry an environment monitoring satellite to space crashed to the Yellow Sea near the Korean Peninsula just 5 minutes after it's launch. Many people living along the targetted rocket flight including the Filipinos were happy with what happened. The happiest were the navy men in Scarborough as it didn't fell on to them. But of course, both wished it hit their enemy boat.
Jessica Sanchez being voted out of AI but was saved by the judges
Of course! What else is more important for our country than having the first Filipino to win the American Idol contest. Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!