Jose Katigbak
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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...
US: Alliance with Philippines unmatched
by Jose Katigbak - June 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Treaties with the Philippines, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand give the United States an unmatched alliance in the Indo-Pacific region, US officials said.
Cayetano, Pompeo discuss South China Sea in Washington
by Jose Katigbak - June 23, 2018 - 12:00am
Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano met US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo here on Thursday to discuss regional issues such as the South China Sea, counterterrorism and North Korea.
Philippine envoy questioned over June 12 party at Trump hotel
by Jose Katigbak - June 17, 2018 - 12:00am
After the party, the reckoning.
US-NoKor summit takes gloss off Independence Day reception
by Jose Katigbak - June 14, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippine embassy held its Independence Day celebration on Tuesday at the Trump International Hotel here as opponents of President Duterte protested outside and a US district court looked into the legality of...
‘Philippines-US alliance a model for peace in Asia’
by Jose Katigbak - June 13, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippine-US relationship stands as a model for ensuring peace and stability across the Indo-Pacific and America is proud to call the Philippines a friend and ally, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said.
Foreign journalists slam killing of Davao newsman
by Jose Katigbak - June 9, 2018 - 12:00am
International journalists’ organizations condemned the killing of Filipino journalist Dennis Denora in Panabo City, Davao del Norte and called on authorities to swiftly identify and arrest his assailants.
We blew up man-made islands before – US
by Jose Katigbak - June 2, 2018 - 12:00am
The US military has a lot of experience gained in World War II blowing up small man-made islands in the Western Pacific, Joint Staff Director Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie told Pentagon reporters on Thursday, but denied...
US ‘disinvites’ China to Pacific Rim military exercises
by Jose Katigbak - May 25, 2018 - 12:00am
The Pentagon has withdrawn its invitation to the Chinese Navy to the 2018 Rim of the Pacific military exercises in response to Chinese militarization of the South China Sea.
It’s dangerous being a reporter — International press group
by Jose Katigbak - May 5, 2018 - 12:00am
The recent killing of Filipino broadcast journalist Edmund Sestoso is a stark reminder of the dangers of being a reporter, the group Reporters Without Borders said on Thursday, World Press Freedom Day.
China militarization in West Philippine Sea to have consequences – US
by Jose Katigbak - May 5, 2018 - 12:00am
The White House warned China on Thursday of consequences over its growing militarization in the South China Sea.
‘Press freedom under threat in democratic states’
by Jose Katigbak - April 27, 2018 - 12:00am
Press freedom faces new threats in major democracies as well as in repressive states and populist leaders are a new and growing challenge to free expression in open societies, Freedom House said.
Philippine Independence Day party set at Trump hotel
by Jose Katigbak - April 19, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippine embassy will celebrate Independence Day on June 12 at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, a pricey establishment favored by foreign delegations from Brazil to Turkey and lobbyists seeking...
Duterte-Trump ‘romance’ boosts Philippines-US ties
by Jose Katigbak - February 16, 2018 - 12:01am
Relations between the Philippines and the United States are on the upswing under the Duterte-Trump administrations, the head of the US Pacific Command said.
Philippine envoy: US should have stopped China
by Jose Katigbak - February 7, 2018 - 12:00am
The United States should have stopped Beijing from constructing military installations in the South China Sea from the start, particularly in areas within the 200-mile exclusive economic zone of the Philippines,...
US on EJKs in Phl: Encouraging signs of decline
by Jose Katigbak - February 1, 2018 - 12:00am
There are encouraging signs that extrajudicial killings in the Philippines are on the wane, a ranking US official said.
Phl in middle cluster of freedom index
by Jose Katigbak - February 1, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippines has landed in 71st place among 159 countries ranked in a new Human Freedom Index (HFI) that presents a broad measure of personal, civil and economic freedom around the world.
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