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Duterte praised for 'strong stand' on South China Sea award
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - September 23, 2020 - 10:54am
Former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario and retired Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio welcomed the statement of President Rodrigo Duterte before the United Nations General Assembly on the country's...
Filipinos should welcome European powers' challenge to China — Carpio
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - September 18, 2020 - 12:36am
"This serves as a warning to China that it cannot draw straight baselines around distant offshore islands or archipelagos since China is not an archipelagic state," retired Justice Antonio Carpio said in a stat...
China blames 'certain country' for delay in South China Sea code talks
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - September 17, 2020 - 12:49pm
"Apart from the difficulties caused by the pandemic, certain country outside the region is bent on interfering in the disputes of the South China Sea and the COC consultations to serve its own geopolitical agenda,"...
Carpio joins Del Rosario, Morales in ICC complaint vs China
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - September 16, 2020 - 9:56am
(Updated 12:19 p.m.) Retired Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio will be joining former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario and former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales in their complaint...
China continues to improve artificial islands in South China Sea — Lorenzana
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - September 8, 2020 - 1:01pm
"They (China) continue to improve the islands they have built," Lorenzana tells the House Committee on Appropriations during the budget deliberations for the Department of National Defense.
Up to Duterte to end airport deal with US-sanctioned Chinese firm — Cavite guv
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - August 28, 2020 - 1:46pm
Cavite Gov. Jonvic Remulla on Friday said he would have to consult with President Rodrigo Duterte and the Department of National Defense whether to proceed with the project.
Locsin suggests ending contracts with Chinese firms involved in West Philippine Sea reclamation
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - August 28, 2020 - 11:39am
"If I find that any of those companies are doing business with us then I would strongly recommend terminating the relationship with that company," Locsin said.
Defying China's protest, Philippines to continue patrols in Spratlys
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - August 26, 2020 - 11:23am
"We're gonna continue our patrol because it's ours. That's all there is to it," Locsin told ANC's "Headstart" Wednesday morning.
Locsin orders check on Chinese survey ship near Recto Bank
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - August 7, 2020 - 11:21am
According to MarineTraffic, the Chinese research ship departed Guangzhou, China on July 22 and arrived in the area of Recto Bank on August 6.
Locsin, Pompeo discuss US policy shift in South China Sea
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - August 7, 2020 - 10:15am
The US Department of State said Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talked about the recent change in US policy in a call.
Philippines loses opportunity to improve capabilities in opting out of South China Sea drills — analyst
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - August 5, 2020 - 12:59pm
Lawyer Jay Batongbacal, director of the University of the Philippines Institute for Maritime Affairs and Law of the Sea, said the joint maritime drills were supposed to improve the country's interoperability with...
Duterte bans Philippines from joining naval exercises in South China Sea
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - August 4, 2020 - 9:58am
"President Rodrigo Duterte has a standing order to us, to me, that we should not involve ourselves in naval exercises in the South China Sea except our national waters, the 12 mile distance from our shores," Lorenzana...
Australia backs US, affirms Philippines' South China Sea arbitral win
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - July 29, 2020 - 11:03am
"In line with the 2016 decision of the Arbitral Tribunal, they affirmed that Beijing's maritime claims are not valid under international law," the joint statement read.
'China has the arms. We do not have it,' Duterte says on West Philippine Sea
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - July 27, 2020 - 7:14pm
"They (China) are in possession of the property so what we can do we have to go to war and I cannot afford it. Maybe some president can but we cannot. Inutil ako d'yan," Duterte said.
Philippines, China agree to manage West Philippine Sea row through 'friendly consultation'
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - July 15, 2020 - 3:21pm
Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. and Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi discussed the issue during a virtual meeting on Tuesday afternoon upon the request of the latter.
With new South China Sea policy, US now a defender of Philippines' arbitral award — analyst
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - July 15, 2020 - 11:34am
With Washington's latest policy declaration in the South China Sea, the Philippines could capitalize on the diplomatic support of its ASEAN neighbors and the US, along with its allies, an analyst said.
South China Sea claimant states should also file ICC complaint vs China — Del Rosario
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - July 14, 2020 - 5:08pm
"We urge citizens of Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei to submit similar communications to the ICC because they too have been affected by China's systematic and wanton environmental destruction," Del Rosario...
4 in 5 Filipinos agree alliances would help defend West Philippine Sea — SWS
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - July 14, 2020 - 1:47pm
The poll released Tuesday found that 82% of Filipinos (56% strongly agree and 25% somewhat agree) agreed that other democratic countries would help the country's territorial rights.
China rejects 'unjustifed' US policy on South China Sea
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - July 14, 2020 - 11:17am
For the Chinese, Pompeo's latest pronouncements "distorts" facts and international law, including the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.
Charges filed vs firm, officers of Chinese ship in Mindoro collision
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - July 6, 2020 - 1:46pm
Commodore Armand Balilo, PCG spokesperson, said complaints of reckless imprudence resulting to multiple homicide and damage of property have been filed against four individuals before the Provincial Prosecutor's...
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