The hard hitting President of the Republic of the Philippines, Rodrigo Roa Duterte, is set to deliver his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) to the nation who gave him a resounding victory in the last May 2016 polls. Duterte's first SONA is labeled as a "no-frills" event – with no Oscars-like fashion show and no theatrics.
In an unprecedented 91 percent approval rating, with 0.2 percent saying that they do not approve of the President and 8 percent saying that they neither trust nor distrust him, President Duterte's rating is higher than his predecessor former President Benigno Aquino III. Duterte is expected to deliver a 30-minute speech with the issue of Peace in the forefront.
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"Descendants of the Sun" has been a huge success, which added to the popularity of Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo. The couple has a unique chemistry that makes the show worthwhile. Furthermore, everything about the "Descendants of the Sun" has appealed to fans all over the world.
Are Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo Dating?
After the show's run for "Descendants of the Sun," there have been reports that the stars are dating off-screen. In fact, in these reports, they are seen holding hands, so fans are actually thinking of a future marriage. more >>
Rumors about the upcoming China-based smartphone model Xiaomi Redmi Pro's camera has been spreading online. It is said that the new smartphone is going to have a photography effect feature called "Bokeh" effect.
A couple of photos was leaked Thursday on a Chinese social media site, Weibo, revealing that it was allegedly shot with the smartphone's dual rear camera. The two leaked photos show a photo of a dog lying on a bench with the background view of the beach, and a cat on the bed. Articles have described the photos as if they were taken with a DSLR camera, but the Weibo user named Chai Jijun, known to be a credible leak source, claimed that the photos were taken by the Xiaomi Redmi Pro device. more >>
Despite the increasing persecution of Christians in China, the Communist country is on track to have the largest Christian population in the world by 2030, according to Rodney Pennington who studies religious trends for OMF International.
"We are overjoyed with what the Lord has already done in China," said Pennington, vice president for mobilization of OMF, a missions organization, in an interview with The Christian Post on Tuesday. "But that doesn't mean the task is finished."
By 2030 "China will almost certainly have the most evangelical Christians," he said, "and that will greatly shape the global evangelical Church in the coming years. more >>
Even though persecution against Christians in Bangladesh is on the rise, so is the number of Muslims converting to Christianity in the south Asian nation.
Just as in other countries where the population is dominated by a Muslim majority government, Christians in Bangladesh are at risk of being killed or persecuted because of their faith in Jesus Christ.
But while nearly 90 percent of Bangladesh's population of 165 million people is Muslim, Christianity is gaining traction. more >>
Healthy economies need young workers. And thanks to its one-child policy, China is facing a less-than-rosy economic future. Here's a lesson in demographics and worldview.
It's widely believed that China will supplant the United States as the leading power in the world by no later than the mid-21st century. Not only will China's Gross Domestic Product exceed that of the United States, it may climb two or even three times as high.
But an increasing number of experts have begun to doubt that China's GDP will ever even match ours. And the dream of restoring "the global centrality that Chinese consider their birthright" will remain just that, a dream. more >>