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US senator s bill targets China aggression in South China Sea

MANILA, Philippines  — Florida lawmaker Marco Rubio introduced at the United States Senate a proposed bill seeking to sanction Chinese individuals and entiti.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 10th, 2016

Senate to probe Chinese excavations in Zambales

Philippine soil used for South China Sea reclamation? .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 15th, 2016

SONA, illegal drugs, Democratic Party | 6PM wRap

Today on Rappler: Duterte delivers his 1st SONA Pimentel is new Senate president Death toll of police ops vs illegal drugs nears 300 ASEAN ignores ruling on South China Sea Democrats struggle to contain revelations on insider effort to hobble.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 25th, 2016

Senate resolution inihain para parangalan si Noy sa pagkapanalo ng PH sa UN Tribunal

NAGHAIN ng resolusyon sa Senado para parangalan si dating pangulong Aquino at iba pang kinatawan ng bansa na nasa likod ng pagkapanalo ng Pilipinas sa inihaing arbitration case sa United Nations Tribunal laban sa China kaugnay ng South China Sea. Pinuri r.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2016

Big power behavior, the Law of the Seas, and our interests in the West Phl Sea

Territorial issues over the West Philippine Sea part of the larger South China Sea dominated the topic of our national concerns last week......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 19th, 2016

Phl, China eye code of conduct framework this year

MANILA, Philippines - Philippine and Chinese foreign ministry officials are eyeing a framework on the code of conduct for claimants in the South China Sea by.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 21st, 2017

Track 2 diplomacy in aid of official dialogue on South China Sea

Track 2 diplomacy in aid of official dialogue on South China Sea.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 20th, 2017

PH nag-isyu ng note verbale sa China (Sa weapon systems buildup sa WPS)

KINOMPIRMA ng Malacañang ang pagpapadala ng note verbale sa China kaugnay sa weapon systems buildup sa artificial islands sa South China Sea o West Philippine Sea. Sinabi ni Presidential Spokesman Ernes Abella, hindi makatutulong ang agresibo at provocative diplomacy kaya minabuti nilang gawing pormal ang paghawak sa isyu. Ayon kay Abella, magpapatuloy ang pagsusulong ng ........»»

Category: filipinoSource:  hatawtabloidRelated NewsJan 18th, 2017

China asserts rights to install facilities in South China Sea

MANILA, Philippines — Beijing insisted that the Spratly Islands in the disputed South China Sea is part of its inherent territory following a diplomatic note.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 17th, 2017

Chile amateur goes from no big victories to Masters

DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer   HONOLULU (AP) — Toto Gana hit what he described as the 'best shot I've hit in my whole life,' a wedge to 3 feet for a birdie to win the Latin America Amateur Championship and earn a trip to the Masters in April. His best shot produced his biggest trophy. Asked what his greatest achievement in golf was before his victory in Panama, the 19-year-old from Chile said: 'I didn't have any achievements, to be honest. I had won a couple of tournaments at home when I was really, really young.' The Latin America Amateur completed its third year, a stroke-play tournament created by Augusta National, the USGA and the Royal & Ancient to spur growth in that part of the world. It follows the successful launch of the Asia Pacific Amateur. The Asia Pacific Amateur is producing a higher pedigree of champions — Hideki Matsuyama won twice, and the winner last year was Curtis Luck, the reigning U.S. Amateur champion. The last two Latin America winners were surprises — Gana and 16-year-old Paul Chaplet of Costa Rica last year. The other winner was Matias Dominguez of Chile, who was a junior at Texas Tech. Gana said the only hard part about his victory was beating Joaquin Niemann of Chile, one of his best friends who won the Junior World in 2015 at Torrey Pines. 'I really never thought I could win this tournament because all the other players have won many other tournaments, very big tournaments,' Gana said in a conference call after his victory Sunday. 'What I did was keep a cool head. When I saw that I had a chance to win, I believed in myself that I could do. And I gave it my all.' Chile will have a player represented at Augusta National for the second time in three years. The only other Chilean player at the Masters was Enrique Orellana, who missed the cut in 1964. Gana has flair, and he showed how much passion he has for golf when explaining how he got started. 'When I was a little boy, 8 years old, my stepfather taught me to play golf on the practice range,' he said. 'When I shot a really nice shot, I never quit.' Gana will be enrolling at Lynn University in Florida. ___ BLOOMING START: Justin Rose played the Sony Open as part of the new 'strength of field' regulation on the PGA Tour that requires players who played fewer than 25 events last year to add a tournament they had not played in four years. Rose was so excited about this year that he might have started earlier if he would have been eligible. He failed to win a PGA Tour event for the first time since 2009. But in a year slowed by injury, Rose geared himself for golf's return to the Olympics and won the gold medal in Rio. That was worth an exemption into the four majors (Rose already is eligible for them), but the PGA Tour did not offer a spot in SBS Tournament of Champions. 'I didn't inquire,' Rose said about Kapalua. 'But in my mind, I was surprised that it didn't count in a way, just because, why wouldn't it? It's a one-off thing.' He thought maybe the tour would only give a spot to Kapalua if the gold medalist was already a PGA Tour member, much like it treated the HSBC Champions early on in its World Golf Championships history. Rose chuckled, however, when he realized his history in Hawaii. 'It's funny enough, I don't have the right to say I should have been at Kapalua,' he said. 'Because I've won six years in a row and I've only been once.' A birdie on the final hole at the Sony Open gave him second place alone, which was worth $648,000. ___ PLAYING TO HIS STRENGTH: Jason Dufner is the defending champion at the CareerBuilder Challenger, where he won last year for the first time since the 2013 PGA Championship at Oak Hill. What changed? Very little. He attributed the drought to a neck and shoulder injury that he suffered at the 2014 Masters. Dufner tried to play through it all year until he was forced to pull out of his title defense in the PGA Championship at Valhalla, which kept him off the Ryder Cup team. Playing with the injury led to bad habits with his swing, which led to bad shots, too many memories of bad shots and eventually shattered confidence. 'People don't realize, once you start playing, you have to redo everything,' Dufner said. 'You see it with a lot of guys coming back. It takes them 6, 8, 12 months. I spent 2015 trying to get back to where I was.' Where he wants to be is one of the top ball-strikers in the game. As for putting? He manages. Dufner has finished no higher than No. 143 in the key putting statistic over the last four years, and while he has to pay attention to his setup, it's not as though he's going to abandon what got him here (his swing) to pour everything into becoming Jordan Spieth. 'I've been putting bad for 17 years,' he said. 'It's tough to change. I can hit it good enough to make up for it. I'll wait for my weeks where I putt good and try to win.' ___ THE RACE TO MEXICO: Mackenzie Hughes won the RSM Classic, and his first thought was going to the Masters. Now that it's beginning to sink, the Canadian rookie has reason to consider other tournaments that were not on his schedule at the start of the season. First up is the World Golf Championship in Mexico. The top 10 in the FedEx Cup standings through the Honda Classic are eligible for the Mexico Championship, and there are only six tournaments between now and then. That's also true for Pat Perez, who tied for third at Kapalua and is No. 3 in the FedEx Cup. Rod Pampling is at No. 6. The other World Golf Championships event in March is based off the world ranking, so those three players have much more to do for them to get into the top 64. One player who might have secured his spot was Kevin Kisner, who shot 60 in the third round of the Sony Open and wound up in a tie for fourth. That took Kisner from No. 51 to No. 41, making it difficult to fall that far in two months. ___ DIVOTS: Justin Thomas moving to No. 8 in the world means that six of the top 10 players are under 30. ... The Golf Writers Association of America has voted former PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem for the William D. Richardson Award for outstanding contributions to golf. For the GWAA's award for press cooperation, it was a tie between Ben Crenshaw and Stewart Cink. They will be honored at the GWAA annual awards dinner on April 5 in Augusta. ... The three courses used for the CareerBuilder Challenge — PGA West Stadium Course, PGA West Nicklaus and La Quinta — ranked among the top 10 in easiest courses on the PGA Tour last year. ... The fourth Latin America Amateur Championship will be played at Prince of Wales Country Club next year in Santiago, Chile. ... The European Tour now has eight events in its Rolex Series with China-based HNA Group signing a five-year deal to be title sponsor of the French Open. That will raise the purse to $7 million in line with other Rolex Series events. ___ STAT OF THE WEEK: Justin Thomas hit 34 drives that went at least 330 yards during his two weeks in Hawaii — 20 on the Plantation Course at Kapalua, 14 at Waialae Country Club. ___ FINAL WORD: 'If there's no defense, then you ought to be able to make birdies. If there's wind, you ought to be struggling.' — Kevin Kisner. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 17th, 2017

Opinion: To Take A Stand -- Rafael M. Alunan III: "What will be, will be"

Briefly, beats me. The situation's uncertain because we're standing on soft ground. Economically, South Asia's booming; ASEAN's steadily growing; America's and Japan's are gradually improving; the Middle East's slowly recovering; South America's, Europe's, Africa's, and China's are shaky. That puts things on murky territory......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 17th, 2017

Perilous South China Sea plan - The Japan Times

Perilous South China Sea plan - The Japan Times.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJan 17th, 2017

China: Japan s Abe sows discord, raises regional tension

MANILA, Philippines — Beijing called out Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe following reports that he has been bringing up the South China Sea issue during h.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 17th, 2017

Chinese football: action planned on 'irrational' salaries

BEIJING (AP) — China's football association said Monday it plans a series of measures in response to 'irrational' spending by clubs on transfer fees and player salaries, amid concerns that foreign stars are crowding out local talent and harming the country's goal of becoming a global force in world football. The Chinese Football Association said in a statement Monday that the unidentified steps would target the 'operations and management' of teams in the top-tier China Super League and the China Premier League one step below it. The new measures will address 'recent irrational investments by clubs, high-figure transfer fees and salaries paid to domestic and international athletes and other issues,' the CFA said in a news release. Gaudy spending by Chinese clubs on players such as Argentina's Carlos Tevez has drawn global attention, raising fears among some that foreign stars are depriving local players of opportunities to grow. That could stifle the government's attempts to produce talent capable of achieving its stated goal of winning the World Cup by 2050, part of Chinese President Xi Jinping's push to make football success a national priority. Even in that endeavor, China is relying heavily on foreign talent, having hired veteran Italian coach Marcello Lippi to helm the men's national team. Other rules announced by the CFA appeared firmly aimed at addressing the lack of opportunities for Chinese players. They reduce the number of foreign club players who can appear at any given time from four to three and state that each team's starting list must include at least two Chinese players under age 23. Despite misgivings, Chinese clubs have continued to spend heavily over the past year to attract mainly South American stars. Apart from Tevez, whom Shanghai Shenhua said it paid an $11 million transfer fee to Argentine club Boca Juniors to acquire, they include Oscar, purchased from Chelsea, Brazilians Hulk, Ramires, Alex Teixeira and Paulinho, Colombian striker Jackson Martinez and Argentine forward Ezequiel Lavezzi. Altogether, Chinese Super League clubs splashed out close to $300 million in the winter transfer window on big names. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 16th, 2017

Sinulog 2017: Taboan troupe performs South China Sea-themed dance

Sinulog 2017: Taboan troupe performs South China Sea-themed dance.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2017

Trump State pick irks Beijing, muddles policy on South China Sea

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump's pick to lead the State Department has stoked confusion over the U.S.'s South China Sea policy by appearing to advocate a blockade.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 12th, 2017

China: Outsider US should respect ASEAN agreement on South China Sea

MANILA, Philippines — China reminded the United States to stop taking sides on issues of sovereignty in the region following the statement of US Secretary of.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 12th, 2017

‘No access’

US President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state set a course for a potentially serious confrontation with Beijing on Wednesday, saying China should be denied access to islands it has built in the contested South China Sea......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 12th, 2017

Avoiding China's wrath, Philippines puts off upgrades to South China Sea isles

Avoiding China's wrath, Philippines puts off upgrades to South China Sea isles.....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 12th, 2017

Duterte, Abe vow peaceful resolution of South China Sea dispute - Inquirer.net

Duterte, Abe vow peaceful resolution of South China Sea dispute - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJan 12th, 2017