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Commentary: Indonesia invokes Philippines' arbitral win in diplomatic bombshell against China
by Romel Bagares - June 2, 2020 - 9:11am
Recognition by Jakarta of any such overlap with Chinese claims in the South China Sea would have foreclosed any resort to the landmark treaty’s compulsory dispute mechanisms successfully used by the Philippines...
Commentary: The bigger picture in Duterte's VFA outburst
by Romel Bagares - January 24, 2020 - 5:02pm
Of course, Mr. Duterte’s pivot to China stands in the way of this new US strategy. Mr. Duterte is very much aware of this.  And he knows the right button to press. In this case, the one that says &ld...
Commentary: Indonesia's New Year's message to China over Natunas dispute: A game changer?
by Romel Bagares - January 5, 2020 - 9:58am
China claims the Natunas is subject to its jurisdiction under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) as “relevant” waters that had been visited by Chinese fishermen since time immemor...
Excerpts from the diary of a bargain-book addict
by Romel Bagares - April 14, 2003 - 12:00am
The affliction came to me bit by bit, as any real disease invading the body’s immune system would, until the last of my body’s defenses fell to the infection. The bug must have bitten me sometime between...
1,000 QC volunteers tapped for cleanup of waterways
by Romel Bagares - March 29, 2003 - 12:00am
Quezon City Hall is marshalling the help of some 1,000 volunteers in a two-month program to clean up the city’s 41 streams, creeks and esteros. "I am warning residents who carelessly throw their garbage...
Gozun defends revocation of guidelines
by Romel Bagares - March 26, 2003 - 12:00am
Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Elisea Gozun defended yesterday her decision to revoke an administrative order setting guidelines on the delineation of municipal waters. Gozun revoked DAO-17 last March...
Dutch ministry withholds Joma’s welfare benefits
by Romel Bagares - March 19, 2003 - 12:00am
The Dutch Finance Ministry has again stopped giving exiled communist leader Jose Ma. Sison social security benefits, prompting his lawyers to accuse the Dutch government of violating a United Nations’ Security...
US military yet to reply to toxic waste lawsuit
by Romel Bagares - March 14, 2003 - 12:00am
US Navy and Air Force authorities have asked a US court to give it another month to reply to a lawsuit filed by American pro bono lawyers on behalf of 36 residents near the former military bases in Clark and Subic. The...
VP bucks sale of government stake in Malampaya
by Romel Bagares - March 12, 2003 - 12:00am
Vice President Teofisto Guingona has expressed strong opposition to the government’s plan to "securitize" this year a substantial part of the Malampaya natural gas project to raise at least half a...
BMW victim flown home
by Romel Bagares - March 5, 2003 - 12:00am
At a spot in front of the Kamia Residence Hall inside the UP Diliman Campus, there is only a banner from loved ones thanking all who expressed grief. The spot is where Precious Baldo, 20, was hit by BMW sedan (BPS-111)...
Thousands join anti-war rally at Rizal Park
by Romel Bagares - March 1, 2003 - 12:00am
Thousands of anti-war protesters staged a colorful march from Liwasang Bonifacio to the Quirino Grandstand at Rizal Park for a Nationwide Prayer Assembly for the Peace to send this message to President Arroyo: She...
Foreign maids in HK march today vs tax plan
by Romel Bagares - February 23, 2003 - 12:00am
Filipino domestic workers in Hong Kong will join today maids from other Asian countries in a march to protest a HK$400-levy on their salaries expected to be announced on March 5. Organizers from the Asian Migrant...
‘RP should sue Jakarta for sinking ships’
by Romel Bagares - February 7, 2003 - 12:00am
The Philippines should sue Indonesia for its "unjustified" act of sinking four Philippine fishing vessels in the Sulawesi Sea on Jan. 27, an international law expert said yesterday. Professor H. Harry...
Jakarta to release 49 Pinoy fishermen
by Romel Bagares - February 4, 2003 - 12:00am
No charges. The Indonesian government has decided not to file charges of illegal fishing and illegal entry against the 49 Filipino fishermen arrested in North Sulawesi, Foreign Affairs Secretary Blas Ople said yesterday. Indonesia...
Educators slam GMA for new English policy
by Romel Bagares - February 4, 2003 - 12:00am
Filipino departments of three universities, writers’ groups, and Filipino teachers’ associations said yesterday that President Arroyo’s new policy of using English as the medium of instruction in schools...
Special Report: The legal battle for Palmas island
by Romel Bagares - February 3, 2003 - 12:00am
( Conclusion ) If the Philippines loses some 15,000 square kilometers of rich territorial waters in the Sulawesi Sea, there will be no one to blame but the Arroyo administration. While President Arroyo is "comforting"...
Special Report: RP-Indonesia island row brews
by Romel Bagares - February 2, 2003 - 12:00am
( First of two parts ) The Philippines is expected to figure in another territorial dispute under another Macapagal as president. Four decades after her late father, President Diosdado Macapagal, reasserted Philippine...
NSC sets up two monitoring centers for Middle East crisis
by Romel Bagares - February 1, 2003 - 12:00am
The National Security Council is putting up two conflict monitoring centers — one at the NSC headquarters in Quezon City and another at Malacañang — to keep a close tab on Filipinos in the Middle...
‘Ka Roger killed 66 Red cadres in 1988 purge’
by Romel Bagares - January 30, 2003 - 12:00am
He killed his own. This was the accusation hurled at Communist Party of the Philippines spokesman Gregorio "Ka Roger" Rosal by a former comrade, who said Rosal took part in the summary execution of 66...
Kintanar’s widow hits husband’s killers as idiots
by Romel Bagares - January 30, 2003 - 12:00am
Calling her husband’s killers "unthinking idiots who are their master’s robots," the wife of slain New People’s Army (NPA) chieftain Romulo Kintanar vowed yesterday to exhaust all possible...
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