‘Philippines a willing victim, abettor of China’

From being a victor in a legal dispute with China over the latter’s massive maritime claims, the Philippines has become a “willing victim” of the Asian giant’s provocations in the West Philippine Sea and an “abettor” of its expansionism in the region, former foreign affairs chief Albert del Rosario said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJul 12th, 2018

‘Philippines a willing victim, abettor of China’

From being a victor in a legal dispute with China over the latter’s massive maritime claims, the Philippines has become a “willing victim” of the Asian giant’s provocations in the West Philippine Sea and an “abettor” of its expansionism in the region, former foreign affairs chief Albert del Rosario said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Del Rosario: PH a willing victim 2 years after Hague ruling

MANILA, Philippines – Former Philippine foreign secretary Albert del Rosario lamented that the Philippines has become "a willing victim" and "an abettor" of China, two years after Manila  won its landmark case against Beijing  over the South China Sea. Del Rosario posed 3 questions, and presented answers, in a forum on Thursday, July 12, to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

ASIAN GAMES: Wushu s Divine Wally earns Philippines fifth bronze

JAKARTA — Divine Wally salvaged a bronze from wushu’s women’s -52 kgs of sanda late Wednesday night to prevent what could have been a first medal-less day for the Philippines in the 18th Asian Games. A day after the entire country celebrated Hidilyn Diaz’s success in weightlifting, no other Filipino athlete from the 272-member delegation came so close to winning another gold medal with China bagged its 35th gold medal to widen its gap over second running Japan with 18 golds and Japan with 10. The one-gold and five-bronze haul put the Philippines at No. 16 on the medal tally board—behind Southeast Asian rivals No. 4 Indonesia (six golds) and No. 8 Thailand (four golds) and ahead of No. 17 Singapore (one gold and two silvers), No. 20 Vietnam (three silvers and six bronzes) and No. 23 Myanmar (two bronzes). The veteran internationalist Wally lost to a taller and more aggressive Samiroumi Elaheh Mansoryan of Iran, 1-2, in their quarterfinal match to settle for the bronze at the Jakarta International Expo. The five-foot flat Wally tried her best to connect with her strikes, but the 5-foot-6 two-time world champion Mansoryan evaded them, while connecting on her attacks to advance to the championship round on Thursday and possibly finally win the gold that eluded her in Incheon 2014, where she was a silver medalist. Mansoryan, the world champion in Kuala Lumpur (2013) and Kazan, Russia (2017), will dispute the gold with China’s Li Yueyao at 10 a.m. Also the Asian champion in 2016 in the 56kg class, Mansoryan was simply too much against Wally as she aggressively dominated the Filipina in the final two rounds after trailing the first, 0-1. The 24-year-old Wally, though, improved on her fifth-place finish in the Asian Games as she contributed to the Philippines’ medal haul with its fifth bronze and the second from wushu, counting Agatha Wong’s own medal in the women’s taolu. Wally, the 2016 48 kgs champion of the Asian Championships in Taoyuan, was assured of the bronze after beating Petriwi Selviah of Indonesia, 2-0. She earlier subdued Mimi Yoysaykham of Laos, 2-0. She took up the sport in 2013 at age 18. The Blu Girls, meanwhile, blanked Indonesia, 4-0, also on Wednesday to boost their chances for a podium finish in women’s softball at the Gelura Bung Karno diamond. Mary Ann Antolihao started for the Blu Girls, allowing only four hits and striking out Indonesians before turning over the pitching job to Royevel Palma who struck out four, as the Philippines took its fourth win in five outings. Indonesia virtually bowed out with no win to show after give games. The PH lady batters were coming off a disappointing 1-11 loss to the Japanese late Tuesday. The defending champions bombarded Pinay pitchers Mia Macapagal and Antolihao with 11 hits, nine of them coming at the top of the 4th inning for the abbreviated win. The Philippines has yet to beat the Japanese in their international matches. With the lone setback, the Blu Girls tied previous victim China at second place. The Blu Girls were to take on Chinese-Taipei at 9 p.m. (Philippine time), aiming for a victory that would assure them of a bronze medal in this seven-nation tournament. A win over the Taiwanese would put the Filipinas at no. 2 position after the round-robin elimination and assured them of a bronze medal via the page-system semifinal. The top four teams will advance to a page system semifinal to determine the protagonists for the gold medal. Japan, which blanked Korea earlier in the day is poised to top the chart with clean 5-0 card. In Palembang, top Philippine troika of Liza del Rosario, Lara Posadas and Alexis Sy were derailed by the morning lane conditions and could  muster only seventh place at the start of the bowling championships at the ultra-modern Jakabaring Sports City Bowling Center. Unable to find their lines and adjust in time with the use of the long-oil pattern in the first three games, the Filipina keglers pooled 4026, 300 pinfalls behind the sizzling Malaysian trio of Hamidi Afifah Badrul, Rahman Siti Abdul and Mei Lan Chea, who took the gold with combined tally of 4255. Chinese-Taipeh (4255) settled for silver while Singapore got bronze (4250) in a day of soaring scores with the new scoring system in play, exemplified by Malaysian Badrul’s eye-popping six-game average of 242.83, and with teammates Abdul (238.33) and Cheah just as hot (239.83). The other triumvirate of Maria Lourdes Arles, Rachelle Leon and Dyan Coronacion placed 10th with a combined output of 3923......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2018

Kung Fu kicks Alab Pilipinas out of China with a losing skid

The road woes have finally come for Alab Pilipinas in the month of March. Falling victim to a third quarter blitz from Chinese team Chong Son, the Filipinos come home from Nanhai on Sunday with a 79-92 loss. The Philippines now has back-to-back losses in the span of a week, dropping its record to 11-6 and its standing from second to fourth in the 2017-2018 Asean Basketball League. Both of those losses have come away from home, with this one coming undone by a cold-shooting third quarter where they only scored 14 points. And so, just down by four at halfitme, Alab found itself trailing by 20 early in the final frame. They would not threaten the rest of the way. Renaldo Balkman led them in the losing effort with 29 points on top of eight rebounds and three assists. Justin Brownlee tried to do his best, but only had 18 points in poor 9-of-22 shooting. Ray Parks Jr. also wasn't up to par with only 19 points at 35 percent from the field. In all, the Filipinos weren't connecting the way they used to and only made good on 33 of their 73 field goal attempts. With that, what was once a sterling 7-1 road record is now 7-3 for the Filipinos......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 11th, 2018

Taiwan wants in on Philippines-China sea talks

Taiwan wants to be included in multilateral talks on the South China Sea, saying it has turned out to be a ';victim'; of the ruling by a UN-backed arbitral tribunal dis.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2016

Taiwan wants in on Philippines-China sea talks

MANILA, Philippines - Taiwan wants to be included in multilateral talks on the South China Sea, saying it has turned out to be a victim of the ruling by a.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 21st, 2016

PROFILE: Shades of Duterte in China s Xi Jinping

MANILA, Philippines – Both sons of public officials, they rose through the ranks, vowed to stop corruption, and became the most powerful leaders their countries have seen in decades.  While they have different contexts, Chinese President Xi Jinping shares many things in common with Philippine President ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News10 hr. 44 min. ago

Alejano: Duterte seems giving up West PH Sea to China

        President Rodrigo Duterte's claim that China is "already in possession" of the West Philippine Sea (WPS) "sends a message of surrender," Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano lamented on Friday.   "Tila isinusuko na ng mismong Pangulo ang ating teritoryo [It looks like the President is surrendering our own territory]," the opposition lawmaker said in a statement.   While the economic giant is "forcibly taking and illegally occupying our islands and abusing Filipino fishermen and soldiers," the senatorial aspirant said the Philippines should not "surrender" the territory.   "Imbes na pagsuko at pananahimik, ang nais nating m...Keep on reading: Alejano: Duterte seems giving up West PH Sea to China.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News20 hr. 31 min. ago

Carpio rebuffs Duterte: China doesn t possess South China Sea

MANILA, Philippines – Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio rebuffed President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday, November 16, by asserting that China does not possess the South China Sea as Duterte claimed. "China is in physical possession of the entire Paracels, 7 geologic features in the Spratlys, and Scarborough ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2018

Top Pinoy tennis bets Pantino and Eala clinch semis berths

Filipino top bets Arthur Craig Pantino and Alex Eala went through different routes in getting into the semifinals Friday in the Phinma-PSC International Junior Tennis Championships Week 1 at Manila Polo Club clay courts. The 17-year-old Pantino, ranked 113th in the world, crushed New Zealand’s Corban Crowther, 6-2, 6-1, to book a place in the Final Four against third seed Fumiya Yoshino of Japan. Eala, the 13-year-old tennis wonder, displayed toughness of character beyond her years as she subdued Lu Yu-yun of Chinese Taipei, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3, to also advance in the meet sponsored by Philippine Tennis Association, Philippine Sports Commission, Phinma and Tecnifibre. Pantino also place a foothold in the boys doubles after he and compatriot Justin Suarez barged into the finals. Pantino is back-to-back doubles champion last year aside from making the singles final in Week 1 and capturing the singles title in Week 2. They defeated Crowther and Marcus del Rosario of the Philippines, 6-2, 6-4, to arrange a final duel against top seeds Tom Evans of Australia and Yoshino. Evans and Yoshino bested third seeds Jean Marc Malkowski of Switzerland and Zsombor Velcz of Hungary, 6-4, 1-6, (13-11). Eala will battle Fang WeiNing of China, who moved after pulling off an upset over second seed Saki Oyama, 7-6 (4), 6-2. Top-seeded Janice Then of Indonesia marched to the semis as well with a 7-5, 6-4 victory over Tian Fangran of China, 7-5, 6-4. Yoshino advanced after beating Lin Nan-Hsun of Chinese Taipei, 6-3, 6-2; Boys No. 1 ranked Mann Shah of India also rolled into the final four with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 triumph over Taiwanese Lo Yi-Jui. He will take on Evans who booted out Japanese Kokoro Isomura, 6-3, 6-2.    .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 16th, 2018

IN PHOTOS: Philippines, Vietnam navies play games on disputed South China Sea island

MANILA, Philippines – It was a goodwill visit that started with a symbolic handshake. On a Philippine-occupied island in the South China Sea on Saturday, November 10, Philippine and Vietnamese navies played games in the name of camaraderie. A total of 63 Vietnamese forces sailed to Northeast Cay in the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2018

Duterte statements on China-held features could disadvantage Philippines

President Rodrigo Duterte's recent pronouncements on China's actions in the disputed South China Sea might once again place the Philippines at a disadvantage, a law expert said Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 15th, 2018

Locsin says media should verify China weather stations

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro "Teddyboy" Locsin Jr challenged the media on Thursday, November 15, to verify if China has indeed installed 3 weather stations in the West Philippine Sea. The Chinese Foreign Ministry itself earlier announced that it has built 3 weather stations in the Spratly ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 15th, 2018

Duterte: China ‘already in possession’ of S. China Sea; wants no military drill there 

      SINGAPORE -- President Rodrigo Duterte admitted Thursday that China is already in "possession" of the disputed South China Sea and warned that any military exercises would create "friction" and provoke the Asian superpower. Beijing has a sweeping claims in the South China Sea, including parts of the natural resources-rich West Philippines Sea. In an ambush interview before attending the Asean-India Informal Breakfast Summit here, Duterte was asked if he is in favor of holding military drills in the South China Sea. "No," Duterte told reporters. He admitted that China was "already in possession" of the South China Sea and any military drill in...Keep on reading: Duterte: China ‘already in possession’ of S. China Sea; wants no military drill there .....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 15th, 2018

‘Philippines security compromised with China access to telco infrastructure’

Allowing China to have access to the Philippines’ communications infrastructure – through a state-owned firm – will undermine national security, House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 15th, 2018

Working together to reinforce the three pillars for golden age of China-Philippines relations

Being separated by only a narrow strip of water, China and the Philippines have been close neighbors for centuries, sharing not only geographic proximity, but also blood bonds, cultural affinity and a long and sincere traditional friendship......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

Nigerian ISP admits error which caused misrouting of Google traffic through China

MANILA, Philippines – Nigerian internet firm MainOne disclosed on Tuesday, November 13, it had caused global Google traffic to be misrouted through China.  The firm admitted it had done so through an error during a planned network upgrade – the result of a misconfiguration in its Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) filters. {source}.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

Diokno: Xi Jinping’s Manila visit to pressure China s ‘bureaucracy’ to hasten infra projects

The Philippines on Wednesday said Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Manila next week will likely hasten the implementation of China-financed projects, amid growing concerns the Duterte administration’s pivot to Beijing is not paying off......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

Duterte to push sea code ‘at all cost’ during Asean-China meet

  SINGAPORE -- President Rodrigo Duterte will "at all cost" push for the completion of the Code of Conduct (COC) in the South China Sea, as Beijing continues to ignore a United Nations sea ruling that favored the Philippines' claims in the disputed waterway.   "I will focus on the COC. Everything has been excellent between China and the rest of the Asean except for the fact that there's a friction between the Western nations and China," he told reporters in an ambush interview here.   The President said he was "worried" about the friction between China and Western countries, particularly the United States because Manila had a Mutual Defense treaty with W...Keep on reading: Duterte to push sea code ‘at all cost’ during Asean-China meet.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

Watchdog warns vs signing Kaliwa Dam loan deal with China

An economic watchdog on Wednesday warned the Duterte government not to sign the bilateral loan agreement to fund the Kaliwa Dam project during the visit of China President Xi Jin Ping.   The Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC) said the attached loan conditions had terms that were "patently unfavorable" for the Philippines.   "We fear that in the rush to get the project signed, the legitimate concerns of key stakeholders including indigenous peoples, local government units and local communities are being ignored," FDC president Rene Ofreneo said.   For instance, FDC cited the condition of limiting project bidders to only Chinese firms, adding that the co...Keep on reading: Watchdog warns vs signing Kaliwa Dam loan deal with China.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018