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Office of VP Robredo issues statement on Chinese President Xi Jinping state visit

On November 21st, 2018, the Office of the Vice President issued a statement which addresses concern on the issues hounding the 2-day state visit  of Chinese President Xi Jinping  upon the invitation of President Duterte. Read the full statement below: “We call on the administration to be transparent with all […]

Panatag Shoal definitely Philippines’, yet fishermen cautioned from fishing

If we are to read between the maps, Panatag Shoal or its traditional English name of Scarborough Shoal is not in China’s front yard. This according to Google which recently updated the mostly popular online reference map and removed the counterpart Chinese name (characters) on its site when browsing on […]

PH to use diplomacy on the West Philippine sea dispute

The Duterte administration will continue to choose the diplomatic way in addressing the territorial dispute with China, this despite the United Nations (UN) Tribunal decision favoring the Philippines. President Rodrigo R. Duterte said on Thursday he will consult several people, including former President Fidel V. Ramos, to help the government […]

PH welcomes award by PCA on West Philippine Sea row – DFA

MANILA, July 12 — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) issued a statement Tuesday on the ruling released by the United Nations Permanent Court of Arbitration which favored the Philippines on its arbitration case against China over the West Philippine Sea row. “The Philippines welcomes the issuance today, 12 July […]

Permanent Court of Arbitration rules in favor of Philippines VS China

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines was highly favored as the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) under the United Nations ruled in its arbitration case against China over the South China Sea dispute. The international tribunal set aside China’s nine-dash line claim over the disputed waters by ruling its invalidity. By […]

This week is a historic week – Malacanang

Manila — The official palace spokesperson is giving an advance information on what news developments everybody can look up to this week. One that interest all and sundry is the landmark decision from the United Nations Arbitration decision on the West Philippine Sea which is up for release on Tuesday, […]

Aquino forms West Philippine Sea task force to advance PH national interest

Malacanang has formed a task force to advance the country’s national interests in the disputed West Philippine Sea which will be under the chairmanship of National Security Adviser Cesar Garcia Jr. The task force will handle planning and synchronizing the employment of the different national government agencies’ capabilities to achieve […]

China gains control of Philippines’ Quirino Atoll of Spratly islands

China gains control of Philippines’ Quirino Atoll of Spratly islands as the tension caused by intrusions in the West Philippine Sea continues. The traditional fishing grounds of Filipino fisherman around, and including, Quirino Atoll or Jackson Atoll has been taken over by the Chinese, reports from national papers said. The […]

American warship patrols disputed South China Sea near Triton island

An American warship on Saturday patrolled the disputed South China Sea (West Philippine Sea) claimed by China, Taiwan and Vietnam, “to challenge excessive maritime claims” that restrict the rights and freedoms of the US and others. The freedom of navigation operation by the US mainly aimed at China, was first […]

Video: President Aquino arrival speech from 27th ASEAN summit

Watch here as President Benigno S. Aquino delivers arrival speech at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport relate activities during the 2-day summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and related summits with dialogue partners. On this second part, President Aquino conducts an informal coffee briefing […]

Hague starts hearing of Philippine – China arbitration case on Nov. 24

The Netherlands-based Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague will hold a one-week hearing starting Nov. 24 on the Philippines’ case challenging China’s enormous claim on disputed South China (West Philippine) sea territories. “Oral hearing on the merits of the Philippines-China arbitration case under Annex VII of the United Nations […]

Report: U.S. to continue navigation operation in South China Sea

U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter indicated Tuesday that the United States will continue its freedom of navigation operation, the day after the U.S. Navy sent a guided-missile destroyer to within what China claims to be territorial waters around its man-made islands in the South China Sea also known as the […]

US to send naval ships to patrol South China Sea

The United States has told nations in Southeast Asia it will send naval vessels soon into what China claims as its territory in the disputed South China Sea (also officially referred to as the West Philippine Sea in Manila), diplomatic sources said Sunday. The United States is expected to sail […]

Lacson to run as independent presidential candidate in May 2016 elections

BAGUIO CITY, April 25 – Former Senator Panfilo ‘Ping’ Lacson, in a press conference here yesterday announced he is running as an independent presidential candidate in the May 2016 elections. ”My platform of government remains to be what I started as a Senator and that is to eradicate graft and […]

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Permanent Court of Arbitration rules in favor of Philippines VS China

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines was highly favored as the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) under the United Nations ruled in its arbitration case against China over the South China Sea dispute. The international tribunal set aside China’s nine-dash line claim over the disputed waters by ruling its invalidity. By […]

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PH welcomes award by PCA on West Philippine Sea row – DFA

MANILA, July 12 — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) issued a statement Tuesday on the ruling released by the United Nations Permanent Court of Arbitration which favored the Philippines on its arbitration case against China over the West Philippine Sea row. “The Philippines welcomes the issuance today, 12 July […]

Aquino forms West Philippine Sea task force to advance PH national interest

Malacanang has formed a task force to advance the country’s national interests in the disputed West Philippine Sea which will be under the chairmanship of National Security Adviser Cesar Garcia Jr. The task force will handle planning and synchronizing the employment of the different national government agencies’ capabilities to achieve […]

This week is a historic week – Malacanang

Manila — The official palace spokesperson is giving an advance information on what news developments everybody can look up to this week. One that interest all and sundry is the landmark decision from the United Nations Arbitration decision on the West Philippine Sea which is up for release on Tuesday, […]

American warship patrols disputed South China Sea near Triton island

An American warship on Saturday patrolled the disputed South China Sea (West Philippine Sea) claimed by China, Taiwan and Vietnam, “to challenge excessive maritime claims” that restrict the rights and freedoms of the US and others. The freedom of navigation operation by the US mainly aimed at China, was first […]

US to send naval ships to patrol South China Sea

The United States has told nations in Southeast Asia it will send naval vessels soon into what China claims as its territory in the disputed South China Sea (also officially referred to as the West Philippine Sea in Manila), diplomatic sources said Sunday. The United States is expected to sail […]

Video: President Aquino arrival speech from 27th ASEAN summit

Watch here as President Benigno S. Aquino delivers arrival speech at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport relate activities during the 2-day summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and related summits with dialogue partners. On this second part, President Aquino conducts an informal coffee briefing […]

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Permanent Court of Arbitration rules in favor of Philippines VS China

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines was highly favored as the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) under the United Nations ruled in its arbitration case against China over the South China Sea dispute. The international tribunal set aside China’s nine-dash line claim over the disputed waters by ruling its invalidity. By […]

PH welcomes award by PCA on West Philippine Sea row – DFA

MANILA, July 12 — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) issued a statement Tuesday on the ruling released by the United Nations Permanent Court of Arbitration which favored the Philippines on its arbitration case against China over the West Philippine Sea row. “The Philippines welcomes the issuance today, 12 July […]

US to send naval ships to patrol South China Sea

The United States has told nations in Southeast Asia it will send naval vessels soon into what China claims as its territory in the disputed South China Sea (also officially referred to as the West Philippine Sea in Manila), diplomatic sources said Sunday. The United States is expected to sail […]

PH to use diplomacy on the West Philippine sea dispute

The Duterte administration will continue to choose the diplomatic way in addressing the territorial dispute with China, this despite the United Nations (UN) Tribunal decision favoring the Philippines. President Rodrigo R. Duterte said on Thursday he will consult several people, including former President Fidel V. Ramos, to help the government […]

Report: U.S. to continue navigation operation in South China Sea

U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter indicated Tuesday that the United States will continue its freedom of navigation operation, the day after the U.S. Navy sent a guided-missile destroyer to within what China claims to be territorial waters around its man-made islands in the South China Sea also known as the […]