President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday gathered four past presidents, most of whom have been politically at odds with one another, to discuss a unifying worry: their country's territorial disputes with China.
Bilateral talks with China will be anchored on the ruling of the international arbitral tribunal, which had voided Beijing’s expansive territorial claim in the South China Sea.
The United States has vowed to provide the Philippines $32 million to support the Duterte administration’s intensified law enforcement efforts.
The National Security Council meeting on Wednesday made possible the gathering of President Rodrigo Duterte, officials of his administration and the four former presidents.
President Rodrigo Duterte in his first State of the Nation Address kept a “moderate” position on the West Philippine Sea, an analyst said.
Respect for human rights can go with efforts to achieve security, United States State Secretary John Kerry said during his visit to Manila on Wednesday.
The five most recent presidents of the Philippines met on Wednesday for a national security meeting to discuss the recent decision on the Philippines's case against China.
The Philippine National Police on Wednesday announced the suspension of offensive police operations against communists.
United States State Secretary John Kerry supported on Wednesday the joint communiqué issued by Southeast Asian nations that has been criticized for failing to mention the arbitral tribunal's decision favorable to the Philippines over its claims against China.
President Rodrigo Duterte met with United States Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday.
The Senate on Tuesday approved chairmanships and organization of 21 of the 39 committees in its plenary session day after the 17th Congress opened its First Regular Session.
Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay said the lack of a direct mention of the Philippines' victory in an arbitration case in an ASEAN joint communiqué does not necessarily spell a victory for Chinese diplomacy.