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‘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

UAAP Season 81: Kailangan naming panindigan ang mga championships na yun -- Carlos

Veteran hitter Tots Carlos and the rest of the University of the Philippines Lady Maroons are determined to prove that their twin titles in the pre-season are no fluke. UP will try to translate its success in the Premier Volleyball League and Philippine Superliga into a good showing if not a championship in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament.  “Two championships hindi naman ibinigay yun na free lang, pinagtrabahuhan namin yun. Sabi nila coach yung championships namin motivation but at the same time pressure,” said Carlos, one of the Lady Maroons’ veterans who is expected to deliver the goods for the Godfrey Okumu-mentored squad. “Kailangan naming panindigan ang mga championships na ‘yun and mag-perform ng maayos this UAAP. Siyempre di kami makakapag-perform kung di kami magtatrabaho.” The Lady Maroons are coming into the season brimming with confidence after their Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference and Philippine Superliga Collegiate Grand Slam conquests. UP crushed Far Eastern University in the PVL Finals highlighted by an amazing fifth set comeback while University of Sto. Tomas became the victim of the Lady Maroons in the PSL championship. Those twin crowns were UP’s first major titles after ruling the UAAP 36 years ago.  The Diliman-based squad is also parading an intact core with fourth-year veteran Carlos, who skipped the PVL to recover from a foot injury, Isa Molde and graduating setter Ayel Estranero leading the charge. And for the first time in years, UP is considered as one of the legitimate contenders to challenge the reign of four-peat-seeking De La Salle University.   “Kailangan naming maging confident pero at the same time kasi lahat ng teams pantay-pantay talaga. ‘Di mo alam kung ano ang laro nila eh especially La Salle kasi wala akong nakita nilang laro before the season,” said Carlos. “Sabi nga namin ‘di kami puwedeng pumunta ng season na hindi kami handa. Lalaruin namin ang laro namin and middle of the game mag-adjust kami kung sino man ang opponent namin.” With the showing they made in the pre-season, Carlos admits that it gave their opponents a glimpse of their game, play patterns and strategy.  “Siyempre may fear din pero at the same time sabi ni coach, kasi skills pantay-pantay naman lahat ng mga teams eh pero more on mental and emotional kailangan. ‘Yun ang labanan na lang dito.” Mental toughness, according to her, is one of the most important things that they learned during the pre-season. “I think oo (nakuha ang mental toughness sa pre-season). Kasi winning the championship hindi naman yun madali lang like straight three sets lang eh. Very crucial. Doon ko nakita na sobrang taas ng confidence ng team at ‘yung gusto talaga nila ang game eh,” she said.       --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News2 hr. 6 min. ago

Hot money off to a strong start

MORE FLIGHTY foreign funds entered the Philippines in January to post a two-month high, with more investors buying local stocks amid hopes that trade tensions between the United States and China will soon be resolved......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated News21 hr. 40 min. ago

Taho-gate has stained Dutertes Philippines-China love affair

Taho-gate has stained Dutertes China-Philippines love affair South China Morning Post The humiliation of a Filipino law enforcer at the hands of a Chinese student is about more than a flying sweet pu.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

China still harassing Filipino fishermen in Scarborough Shoal - US Navy official - Inquirer News

China still harassing Filipino fishermen in Scarborough Shoal US Navy official INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines - China continues to intimidate Filipino fishermen in Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

Phoenix-CNOOC looks to partner with PNOC to build LNG terminal

The team-up of businessman Dennis Uy’s Phoenix Petroleum Philippines Inc. and China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) plans to forge a partnership with state-run Philippine National Oil Co. (PNOC) for its liquefied natural gas terminal......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2019

FDI inflows drop 3.2% in 11 months

The amount of foreign direct investments (FDIs) flowing into the Philippines declined by 3.2 percent in the first 11 months of 2018 as investors remained wary of the trade war between the US and China, as well as rising inflation in the domestic front......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

Is the Philippines Being Left behind By Its Neighbors?

Question: Who was number one in Southeast Asia during the 1950’s? The answer most Filipinos, alive during that period, would say it was the Philippines. By most measures, the country was far ahead of the pack. PAL (Philippine Airlines) was the region’s first airlines. The PSE (Philippine Stock Exchange) opened its doors to stock trading decades before Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, South Korea, or China opened theirs ........»»

Category: newsSource:  philnewsRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2019

Mislatel ready to become ‘best telco provider’ in the Philippines

The consortium of Davao-based businessman Dennis Uy and state-owned China Telecom said it is ready to be the country’s best telecommunications provider even as it continues to hurdle issues concerning its entry into the sector......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2019

U.S. Ambiguity Is Pushing the Philippines Toward China Interest

Richard Javad Heydarian Security, Asia Whats happening in the Philippines is a telltale of growing regional anxiety over American strategic reliability. Do we still have a Cold War today? Is [our alli.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2019

Manila Undeterred by Chinese Ships Near South China Sea Isle

The Philippines said Friday it would persevere with construction work on a minuscule isle it claims in the South China Seas disputed Spratly chain, despite reports about a heavy presence of Chinese.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2019

Manila Undeterred by Chinese Ships Near South China Sea Isle

The Philippines said Friday it would persevere with construction work on a minuscule isle it claims in the South China Seas disputed Spratly chain, despite reports about a heavy presence of Chinese.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2019

China deploys militia as Philippines builds on Pag-asa Island

China deploys militia as Philippines builds on Pag-asa Island Rappler Satellite images from the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative show 'a high of 95' Chinese vessels surrounding Pag-asa I.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019

Philippines to protest Chinas maritime rescue center in West Philippine Sea - Philstar.com

Philippines to protest China's maritime rescue center in WPS Philippine Star The Philippines will protest China's establishment of a maritime rescue center at the Kagitingan or Fiery Cross Re.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019

Newly-assigned doctor in Agusan del Norte killed in hit-and-run

SANTIAGO, Philippines – A doctor died after she was hit by a Montero SUV in Santiago, Agusan del Norte, at around 8 pm on Thursday, February 7. According to a report from  RMN DXBC Butuan 693 , the victim was identified as Dr Zuriel Arambulo, 28, a resident of Cainta, Rizal. She was ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019