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After landing bomber aircraft, China installs new weapons in Paracels
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - May 25, 2018 - 4:20pm
In addition to landing a bomber aircraft on the South China Sea, China has deployed new weapon systems on its largest outpost in the Paracel Islands, according to a Washington-based think tank.
China insists 'inherent right' to military activities in South China Sea
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - May 25, 2018 - 1:21pm
Responding to the Pentagon's withdrawal of its invitation to participate in a multinational naval exercise, China justified its militarization of the disputed South China Sea.
Duterte draws flak for 'women cannot handle intimidation' remark
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - May 25, 2018 - 10:01am
President Rodrigo Duterte, once again, drew criticism after making a misogynistic remark, implying that only men can withstand threats and intimidation.
Palace: Blacklisted Chinese firms deserve a chance
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - May 24, 2018 - 3:20pm
The two Chinese companies previously blacklisted by the World Bank for corrupt practice deserve a second chance, Malacañang said.
US: We have strong evidence China deployed missiles, bombers in Spratlys
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - May 24, 2018 - 11:07am
Citing strong evidence that Beijing has deployed weapons and jammers in the Spratly Islands, Washington called out Chinese President Xi Jinping for violating his promise not to militarize the South China Sea.
Does the Philippines have limited options on the South China Sea issue?
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - May 23, 2018 - 4:40pm
President Rodrigo Duterte keeps on insisting that taking a stronger stance on against China's militarization in the South China Sea would mean going to war.
Philippines' silence gives consent to China's transgressions — Hontiveros
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - May 23, 2018 - 12:15pm
Sen. Risa Hontiveros called for the government's transparency on its dealings with China following its increasing militarization in the South China Sea.
A year after siege, Marawi evacuees ask to be allowed to return home
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - May 23, 2018 - 11:49am
It has already been a year since Maute terrorists sieged Marawi City but its residents still live in make-shift tents, evacuations centers or temporary shelters.
Failure to protest China's bombers mean consent to militarization — Carpio
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - May 22, 2018 - 12:32pm
Urging the Philippine government to formally protest China's deployment of bomber aircraft in the South China Sea, acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio said that failure to do so means the country is consenting to...
China: No need to overinterpret bomber in South China Sea
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - May 22, 2018 - 10:30am
Downplaying the deployment of a bomber aircraft on one of its outposts in the South China Sea, Beijing insisted that such activities were normal training of Chinese military.
Filipinos should take a stand on South China Sea, ex-DFA chief says
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - May 21, 2018 - 6:15pm
It is high time for concerned Filipinos in taking a united and vocal stand to urge the government to assert the country's claim in the South China Sea, former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario said.
Philippine Air Force jets can take on China's bombers — analyst
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - May 21, 2018 - 4:20pm
The Philippine Air Force has the capability to go against China's bomber aircraft in the South China Sea should a conflict ensue, a defense analyst said Monday.
South China Sea militarization an issue between China, US — Palace
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - May 21, 2018 - 4:17pm
The Philippines will not meddle with Beijing's militarization of the South China Sea as it is an issue between China and the United States, Malacañang said Tuesday.
Palace: China not a threat but bomber in South China Sea a cause for concern
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - May 21, 2018 - 2:25pm
Despite Beijing's deployment of a bomber on one of its outposts in the South China Sea, Malacañang maintained that China is not a threat to the country's security.
Philippines refuses to call out China amid bomber in South China Sea
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - May 21, 2018 - 10:53am
The Philippine government reiterated that diplomatic actions have been taken to address China's aggression in the South China Sea.
'Maximum benefits' gained as Philippines, US end Balikatan
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - May 18, 2018 - 5:47pm
Both Filipino and American forces gained maximum benefits from the two-week joint military exercises in the country, the Armed Forces of the Philippines said.
US spends less on Philippines despite being allies — think tank
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - May 18, 2018 - 4:16pm
Despite being long-time allies, the United States considerably spends less on the Philippines in terms of foreign assistance, based on date released by a Washington-based policy research center.
Recovery of ill-gotten wealth to go on after PCGG abolition — Palace
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - May 17, 2018 - 3:38pm
Malacañang on Thursday insisted that moves in Congress to abolish the Presidential Commission on Good Government, the agency tasked to recover ill-gotten wealth stolen during the Marcos regime, is not an attempt...
Roque: Duterte meant China will protect him from 'Westerners', 'whites'
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - May 16, 2018 - 6:37pm
To put China's supposed assurance to President Rodrigo Duterte that he will not be ousted in context, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said that "Westerners" might be trying to oust him.
Palace spins Duterte's staying behind as scientists sail to Benham Rise
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - May 16, 2018 - 5:49pm
Sailing through the waters above Benham or Philippine Rise would not have any significance, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Wednesday.
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