Jose Katigbak
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US-China trade war could spill over to South China Sea
by Jose Katigbak - May 22, 2019 - 12:00am
The trade war between the United States and China is raising the possibility that tensions could extend beyond trade and affect other areas of contention between them including the South China Sea, analysts here...
‘Chinese coast guard regularly intimidate Filipino fishermen’
by Jose Katigbak - March 29, 2019 - 12:00am
What’s happening to Filipino fishermen in the South China Sea?
US eyes more troops in Pacific
by Jose Katigbak - March 24, 2019 - 12:00am
The US Army plans to deploy as many as 5,000 to 10,000 troops in the Pacific as part of a “dynamic force employment” concept, which calls on the military to be more agile and less predictable.
Philippines rated 50th best country in the world – poll
by Jose Katigbak - January 26, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippines has been rated the 50th best country in the world in a global survey of more than 21,000 people regarding their assessment of what shapes a country, from quality of life to economic potential.
Philippines envoy accepts symbolic return of Balangiga bells
by Jose Katigbak - November 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Philippine Ambassador Jose Manuel Romualdez on Wednesday accepted from US Defense Secretary James Mattis the symbolic return of the bells of Balangiga to the Philippines in a ceremony at F.E. Warren Air Force Base...
US, China not budging on SCS dispute
by Jose Katigbak - November 11, 2018 - 12:00am
The US and China stood firm on their positions in the South China Sea (SCS) row, but stressed the need to tamp down tension and said cooperation was the only option to peace.
Fil-Am timbog sa mail bomb sa us
by Jose Katigbak - October 28, 2018 - 12:00am
Isa umanong Filipino American ang 56 anyos na si Cesar Altieri Sayoc na inaresto ng mga awtoridad sa parking lot ng isang shopping center sa Plantation, Florida, United States nitong Biyernes kaugnay ng mga kahina-hinalang...
Mail bomb suspect in US claims Philippines ties
by Jose Katigbak - October 28, 2018 - 12:00am
FBI agents used DNA and a fingerprint to identify the Florida man suspected of sending at least 14 bombs to critics of US President Donald Trump days ahead of congressional elections.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo congratulates Teodoro Locsin Jr.
by Jose Katigbak - October 27, 2018 - 12:00am
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called new Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Thursday to congratulate him on assuming his new post.
US: Philippines involved in wildlife trafficking
by Jose Katigbak - October 12, 2018 - 12:00am
The US State Department has identified the Philippines as a major source, transit point or consumer of wildlife trafficking products or their derivatives.
China exercising ‘utmost restraint’ in SCS
by Jose Katigbak - September 30, 2018 - 12:00am
China has exercised “utmost restraint” in the South China Sea and seeks peaceful solutions over disputed territory, Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi said on Friday.
UN rights chief cites De Lima as ‘exemplary leader’
by Jose Katigbak - September 2, 2018 - 12:00am
Outgoing UN High Commissioner for human rights Zeid Raad al-Hussein said “Sen. Leila de Lima in the Philippines who has now been arbitrarily imprisoned without trial for 18 months” was an exemplary leader....
Philippines to report to UN on PWD protection
by Jose Katigbak - August 26, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippines will report to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Geneva next month on what it is doing to promote and protect the rights of people with disabilities, a committee statement...
UN experts: Remove more names from Philippines ‘terror list’
by Jose Katigbak - August 23, 2018 - 12:00am
United Nations human rights experts have welcomed a Manila court ruling that removes Victoria Tauli-Corpus, a UN special rapporteur, from a list of names alleged to be terrorists and members of the New People’s...
CNN gets rare look at Chinese militarization of SCS
by Jose Katigbak - August 12, 2018 - 12:00am
A US Navy reconnaissance plane flying over the Spratly island chain in the South China Sea where Beijing has turned low-lying coral reefs into military garrisons got warned six times by the Chinese military to leave...
Local, foreign journalists slam latest media killing in Philippines
by Jose Katigbak - July 22, 2018 - 12:00am
Local and foreign journalist-organizations have condemned the killing of Filipino broadcaster Joey Llana last Friday near Legazpi City in Albay province and called on authorities to do everything possible to find...
Philippines active in fight against modern slavery
by Jose Katigbak - July 22, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippines has an estimated 780,000 of its population living in slavery and is among the leaders in the Asia- Pacific region in responding to the fight against modern slavery, according to the 2018 Global Slavery...
Fewer US immigrant visas for Pinoys
by Jose Katigbak - July 5, 2018 - 12:00am
The number of visas granted to people from countries that typically receive the largest number of immigrant visas from the US, including the Philippines, has declined and is on pace to drop 12 percent in US President...
Philippines retains premier status in fight vs human trafficking
by Jose Katigbak - June 30, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippines has retained its tier 1 premier status in the US State Department’s 2018 trafficking in persons report for the third straight year, meeting the minimum standards for the elimination of human...
PNP urged to end arrest of tambays
by Jose Katigbak - June 29, 2018 - 12:00am
Human Rights Watch has urged police authorities in the Philippines to immediately end a campaign that disproportionately targets tambays or loiterers who congregate on city streets in poor neighborhoods.
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