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China flaunts muscle to show coronavirus left might intact — analyst
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - May 15, 2020 - 4:14pm
Two months of building in South China Sea might be Beijing's way to show the rest of the world that its might is not crippled by the pandemic.
Philippines protests China's self-declared South China Sea districts, naming of Kalayaan features
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - April 30, 2020 - 4:59pm
The Department of Foreign Affairs on Thursday said the government "strongly protests" China's establishment of two districts in the South China Sea.
Chinese Embassy's 'Iisang Dagat' video made people more angry, Carpio says
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - April 27, 2020 - 4:04pm
While Beijing claims that its music video titled "Iisang Dagat" is a tribute for COVID-19 frontliners, there might be a subliminal message in it, retired Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio said.
Carpio suggests joint patrols with Malaysia, Vietnam in South China Sea
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - April 27, 2020 - 2:43pm
The Philippines should join forces with Malaysia and Vietnam to counter China's "grave escalation" of tensions in the South China Sea, retired Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio said.
Trump offers additional assistance to Duterte
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - April 21, 2020 - 10:31am
The US Embassy said Trump expressed his solidarity with Duterte as both countries deal with the pandemic that has infected more than 2.4 million people in 193 countries and territories.
US senators blast China over 'divisive' behavior in disputed waters amid COVID-19 pandemic
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - April 13, 2020 - 12:59pm
One US senator said the incident is "deeply concerning," while another called it a "flagrant violation of international law."
US donates Balikatan beds to Philippines' COVID-19 patients, health workers
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - April 10, 2020 - 2:57pm
"More than 1,100" cots were donated to the Office of Civil Defense for COVID-19 patients, while 150 were donated to the Philippine General Hospital for healthcare workers.
Philippines 'deeply concerned' over sinking of Vietnamese boat by Chinese ship
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - April 8, 2020 - 4:44pm
The Philippine government on Wednesday expressed "deep concern" over the reported sinking of a Vietnamese fishing boat on the South China Sea.
COVID-19 strategy: Here's how Philippines can combat the pandemic, according to a data scientist
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - April 3, 2020 - 11:23am
Three weeks into the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine Luzon, the national government has yet to decide whether to lift or extend the lockdown.
'Her smile, laughter will be a guiding light': Philippine envoy in Lebanon succumbs to COVID-19
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - April 2, 2020 - 10:51am
Catalla was assigned as the country' envoy in Lebanon in January 2018. She led the voluntary mass repatriation program of the Philippine Embassy in Beirut since December 2019.
Philippines gets nearly $4-M health assistance from US amid COVID-19 outbreak
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - April 1, 2020 - 4:04pm
Among its ASEAN neighbors, the Philippines acquired the largest amount of financial assistance from the US in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Balikatan exercises canceled amid COVID-19 concerns
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - March 27, 2020 - 12:26pm
This year's joint Philippine-US Balikatan exercises will no longer push through due to concerns on the new coronavirus pandemic.
22 Makati Medical Center nurses under home quarantine
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - March 26, 2020 - 9:51am
Some 22 nurses of Makati Medical Center (MMC) are under home quarantine after exposure to COVID-19 patients, the hospital's medical director said.
With world busy fighting coronavirus, China quietly builds installations on Philippine-claimed reefs
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - March 24, 2020 - 12:24pm
China builds new facilities on Philippine-claimed islands.
Invoking arbitral award, Philippines rejects Malaysian, Chinese claims in South China Sea
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - March 11, 2020 - 1:10pm
The Philippines also rejected Malaysia's claim as it overlaps with the country's claims over the Kalayaan Island Group and portions of North Borneo.
Locsin's Twitter locked for tweeting activists are communists who should be shot
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - March 9, 2020 - 10:43am
This means that Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. can still send direct messages to his followers but will not be able to tweet, retweet or like other tweets.
Chinese militia presence slowed down Pag-asa Island repairs — think tank
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - March 6, 2020 - 12:16pm
Based on satellite umagery from PlanetLabs collected between Dec. 2, 2018 and March 2, 2020, Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative reported that an average of 18 Chinese ships are around Pag-asa Island each day...
US territory or Chinese province? Duterte gave false choices, Carpio says
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - February 29, 2020 - 10:32am
"Of course, it's a false choice because it's not true that we should be either a Chinese province or a US territory because we can have alliances," Carpio said at a forum in Makati City.
Ex-DFA chief warns of 'national tragedy' amid VFA termination
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - February 28, 2020 - 5:24pm
The former top diplomat appealed to the Congress and the Supreme Court, both co-equal branches of the government, to "resist this tragedy" that may also end the Mutual Defense Treaty and the Enhanced Defense Cooperation...
Pentagon 'not prepared' for quick VFA termination — Philippine envoy
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - February 28, 2020 - 4:22pm
The United States government was not prepared for President Rodrigo Duterte's decision to abrogate the Visiting Forces Agreement, Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Manuel Romualdez said Friday.
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