Carpio urges agreement with China, Vietnam

Carpio urges agreement with China, Vietnam.....»»

Category: newsSource: cnnphilippines cnnphilippinesJun 14th, 2018

Philippines, China, Vietnam can sign common agreement on fishing — Carpio

The Philippines has several options on how to deal with the situation in Scarborough Shoal, including signing a common agreement with China and Vietnam, Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio said Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Carpio warns against PH accepting China’s ‘goodwill’ line

  The Philippines may lose its legal right to Panatag Shoal if it accepts China's line that it allows Filipinos to fish there "out of goodwill," acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio said on Thursday.   Speaking in an interview on CNN Philippines, Carpio said China's goodwill was "immaterial," as the UN-backed Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague ruled in 2016 that Panatag Shoal --- known internationally as Scarborough Shoal --- was a common fishing ground for the Philippines, China and Vietnam.   Commenting on a controversy involving Filipino fishermen and Chinese coast guards, Geng Shuang, spokesperson for China's foreign ministry, earlier told re...Keep on reading: Carpio warns against PH accepting China’s ‘goodwill’ line.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

Drilon urges Duterte to review appeasement policy towards China

MANILA, Philippines – Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon called on President Rodrigo Duterte and his administration to review the "policy of appeasement and accommodation on China,” saying it does not translate to better economic relations with the Asian giant. Drilon pointed out that Vietnam, which has been aggressive in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Top Philippine judge urges China face court over reef destruction

MANILA — A Philippine Supreme Court judge has called on the government to bring China to court for violating the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea with the destruction of coral reefs in a disputed part of the South China Sea. Acting Supreme Court Chief Justice Antonio Carpio, a staunch critic of President […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Palace: Phl not taking soft stance on China

The Palace denied it is going soft on China amid reports of a resumption of build-up over disputed portions of the South China Sea (SCS) that foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) have criticized. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said the Philippines shares Asean leaders’ concern regarding China’s aggressive actions on what is said to be the world’s busiest waterways.The recently concluded Asean foreign and defense ministers in Singapore issued a statement that did not name China but said that “land reclamations and activities in the area . . . have eroded trust and confidence, increased tensions and may undermine peace, security and stability in the region.” The Asean ministers resolved to expedite the code of conduct (CoC) on how to negotiate with China regarding overlapping maritime claims.“Asean’s concern on the Chinese build-up is right because Asean, as a regional bloc, wants to adhere to discussions pertaining to the code of conduct,” Roque said.“We cannot be not joining the call because the Philippines is one of those concerned in this campaign,” he added.Roque also disputed views that Manila is not among those insistent in pressing Beijing to speed up the CoC drafting. “We are not being too soft (on China) but we have an established policy on that. Number one, of course, is we are one with Asean in recognizing that this is a concern for all Asean countries. Particularly that of the freedom of navigation in the West Philippine Sea,” Roque said.“Our common concern is peace security and stability in one of the world’s busiest sea lanes,” he added.During Manila’s hosting of the Asean last year, President Duterte did not cite the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) ruling that nullified Beijing’s sweeping claim over nearly the entire South China Sea.It was the Philippine government that contested China’s nine-dash-line claim before the Hague court. China, however, refuses to recognize it.Apart from the Philippines, other Asean countries also have overlapping claims at the South China Sea including Vietnam, Malaysia and Brunei.Reclamation to continueChina in its known mouthpiece Global Times said Beijing is concentrating on civil and not military construction on islands in the South China Sea but insisted that the Chinese “will expand land reclamation.”“Most of the construction on islands in the South China Sea were completed in 2015 and the pace then slowed. Civilian facility construction is the major focus of the South China Sea islands building and the portion of defense deployment is relatively small,” Global Times quoted Chen Xiangmiao, a research fellow at the National Institute for the South China Sea.The size of some South China Sea islands will be further expanded in future through more dredging in the South China Sea region, Chen said.The relationship between China and other Southeast Asian countries, such as the Philippines, has becalmed in recent years, providing a golden opportunity for China to upgrade these areas, he said.China and the Philippines are enjoying good terms as President Rodrigo Duterte maintains a friendly policy toward China, Chen said. “But there is still some domestic pressure that urges Duterte to take a tough stance on China and the South China Sea issue,” Chen said.Foreign media like to hype China’s construction in the South China Sea as they try to make excuses to prevent China’s activities in this region, Zhuang Guotu, head of Xiamen University’s Southeast Asian Studies Center, told the Global Times.“China has the right to build whatever it needs within its territory,” Zhuang said.China’s military deployment in the South China Sea region was “not for military expansion,” but to defend its security and interests, he said.Zhuang and Chen warned the US is the biggest threat to stability in the South China Sea.“The US, Australia, Japan and other allies will constantly provoke China over this issue and that will incite other neighboring South China Sea countries to do the same,” Zhuang said.China’s construction projects in the region covered about 290,000 square meters in 2017, including new facilities for underground storage, administrative buildings and large radar, according to a report released in December on the website run by the National Marine Data and Information Service and People’s Daily Overseas edition. No foreign vessels at BenhamThe Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has not monitored any foreign vessels at the Philippine Rise, formerly known as Benham Rise, during its latest patrol in the area. Lt. Col. Isagani Nato, AFP-Northern Luzon Command (Nolcom) spokesman, said that based on the latest patrol conducted by Nolcom troops, there was no presence of foreign ships at Philippine Rise.“As of now, we don’t have a report that there is presence (of foreign vessels) in Benham Rise,” said Nato.Earlier, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol announced that President Duterte has banned foreign ships at the Philippine Rise and ordered the military to patrol the area.The announcement came following an uproar from government critics after the Duterte administration allowed the Chinese to conduct scientific research at the Philippine Rise.Nato, however, said that Nolcom is yet to receive official order regarding the matter.But Nato maintained that with or without the latest directive, Nolcom has regularly conducted air and maritime patrols along Philippine Rise.Apart from Nolcom, the Air Force and the Philippine Navy, Nato said that the Philippine Coast Guard, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and the Philippine National Police-Maritime Group (PNP-MG) also conduct their own patrol in the area.He said the Nolcom uses air and naval assets of the Navy and the Air Force units under its jurisdiction.“We conduct our patrols regularly. It is a mandate of Nolcom forces so that is continuous with or without the directive from higher ups,” said Nato.According to Nato, Nolcom conducts three to four maritime and air patrol at Philippine Rise per month as part of the government efforts to secure the country’s maritime domain.ML ruling lauded, hitThe Supreme Court’s (SC) decision to uphold Mr. Duterte’s year-long martial law extension in Mindanao also drew mixed reactions.The High Court on Tuesday voted 10-5 junking militant groups’ petition and finding “sufficient factual basis” to extend martial law and suspend the privilege of wirt of habeas corpus in Mindanao until December 31, 2018.Roque welcomed the ruling saying that it affirms the need to continue protecting citizens from the threat of terrorist groups, primarily Islamic State (IS)-inspired fanatics.But for Left-leaning groups who petitioned the SC to lift martial law, the court decision opens up more crackdowns and human rights violations.The Palace official has insisted that human rights will be respected amid security operations.“The SC ruling underscores the unity of the whole government in its bid to defeat terrorism and prevent the spread in other parts of the country of DIWW and other like-minded local and foreign terrorist groups,” Roque said.“The majority of votes is a manifestation of confidence on law enforcement agencies that they shall, like they had been doing before, continue to protect our people, secure Mindanao, and pursue the bigger task of rehabilitation while upholding the rule of law, Human Rights, and International Humanitarian Law,” he added.Human rights watchdog Karapatan sees the contrary in the government’s motives, saying that the year-long military rule will boost attacks on the people.The continuous implementation of martial law in Mindanao will allow the unhampered massive rehabilitation in war-torn Marawi City and boost the security forces campaign to finish off the rebellion, the Department of National Defense (DND) said. In a statement, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said that the Supreme Court’s decision affirming the constitutionality of the one-year extension of martial law in Mindanao will definitely boost government efforts to rebuild Marawi City and address continuing rebellion.The defense chief welcomed the SC decision as a vote of confidence to the government security forces.“The DND – AFP is grateful for the trust and confidence of our public institutions and the support of the Filipino people,” said Lorenzana. Mario J. Mallari.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

Davao City council approves sisterhood agreement with China’s Jinjiang City

THE DAVAO City council approved on April 24 an ordinance granting authority to enter into a sisterhood agreement with the Jinjiang City in China’s Fujian Province. A letter of intent for the partnership was signed last Feb. 5 by Ms. Carpio and Jinjiang City Deputy Mayor Li Zili. “Davao is an important city for the […] The post Davao City council approves sisterhood agreement with China’s Jinjiang City appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 26th, 2018

China urges North, South Korea to ‘seize opportunity’

BEIJING:China has cautiously welcomed an agreement by North and South Korea to hold a historic summit, urging both sides to “seize the current opportunity” to promote the denuclearisation of the peninsula. The foreign ministry issued a statement late Tuesday praising the “positive outcomes” of a meeting between South Korean envoys and North Korean leader Kim [...] The post China urges North, South Korea to ‘seize opportunity’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 7th, 2018

Justice Carpio urges strong stance vs China in Southeast Asia

Justice Carpio urges strong stance vs China in Southeast Asia.....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsAug 27th, 2016

Justice Carpio urges strong stance vs China in Southeast Asia

Justice Carpio urges strong stance vs China in Southeast Asia.....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsAug 27th, 2016

Justice Carpio urges strong stance vs China in southeast Asia

Justice Carpio urges strong stance vs China in southeast Asia.....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsAug 27th, 2016

Koko Pimentel urges Sara Duterte to run for senator in 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Aquilino Pimentel III on Thursday, August 16, urged presidential daughter Sara Duterte-Carpio to run for senator in the 2019 polls. Pimentel, president of ruling party PDP-Laban, said the Davao City mayor should seek a Senate seat so Mindanao would have “greater representation” in the chamber. He also ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

Inday Sara to seek re-election as Davao City mayor in 2019 – Hugpong party exec

  Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) founder and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio will not run for senator in next year's election, an official of the regional political party said Monday.   During the signing of an alliance agreement with eight local and national parties at The Blue Leaf Filipinas, Adarna Paraaque, HNP Secretary General Anthony del Rosario said Duterte-Carpio willinstead seek re-election as mayor of Davao City. /kga...Keep on reading: Inday Sara to seek re-election as Davao City mayor in 2019 – Hugpong party exec.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

US ambassador urges UK to back Trump on Iran nuke deal

The US ambassador in London is urging Britain to back President Donald Trump in pulling out of the Iran nuclear agreement, saying a united front is the best way to persuade Tehran to change its course......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 12th, 2018

UN urges Myanmar to abide by deal granting access to Rakhine

YANGON: The United Nations said Wednesday it still had not been granted independent access to the epicenter of Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis two months after inking a deal with the government to carry out work there. UN refugee and development agencies signed an agreement with Myanmar in June that permitted them to operate in northern Rakhine [...] The post UN urges Myanmar to abide by deal granting access to Rakhine appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018

Zubiri urges President to talk to possible spoilers of Bangsamoro deal

President Rodrigo Duterte could play a key role in helping ensure the success of the proposed Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) by reaching out to potential spoilers of the peace deal between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri said on Tuesday. The BARMM would be established by the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), which was passed by Congress and signed by the President last month to hand to the MILF what Zubiri called the government's "last promise" under the 2014 peace agreement. The President handed a symbolic copy of the law to MILF chief Murad Ebrahim during a ceremony in Malacaang on Mon...Keep on reading: Zubiri urges President to talk to possible spoilers of Bangsamoro deal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018

Boxing gets boost as PH, China sign agreement

HERE'S good news for boxing straight out of China. The Philippines and China have agreed to a five-year tripartite agreement in another noble undertaking aimed at helping boost Asian boxing. Games and Amusements Board (GAB) Chairman Abraham Mitra, International Boxing Federation (IBF) China President Ruihang Wang and Rejoy International Holdings….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 6th, 2018

Southeast Asia seeks Russia cybersecurity pact, S.China Sea code of conduct

SINGAPORE/MANILA-  Southeast Asian nations hope to strike a cybersecurity agreement soon with Russia, which the United States has accused of election meddling, after a series of high-profile hacks in the region, according to a draft document seen on Thursday. The draft of the document seen by Reuters discusses formalizing an agreement with Russia. It is […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2018

Chief Justice welcomes Duterte’s stance on South China Sea issue

ACTING CHIEF JUSTICE Antonio Carpio welcomed President Rodrigo Duterte’s pronouncement that the Philippines will not waver in defending the country’s […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJul 30th, 2018

Vietnam is China s biggest trading partner in Asean

HANOI -- Vietnam has for the first time ever become China's biggest trade partner in the Asean bloc, with two-way trade hitting over US$10 billion for every month of 2018.........»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 30th, 2018

Lorenzana apologizes for saying Hague ruling was an ‘empty victory’

DEFENSE Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana on Friday issued an apology to former foreign affairs secretary Albert F. del Rosario and Acting Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Antonio T. Carpio for saying that The Hague’s 2016 ruling favoring the Philippines in a maritime dispute with China is “an empty victory.” The post Lorenzana apologizes for saying Hague ruling was an ‘empty victory’ appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 27th, 2018