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DFA urged to bare 100 protests filed vs China

Lawmakers yesterday called on Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano to make public the so-called hundreds of diplomatic protests filed by the government against China for its violations of Philippine sovereignty......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJun 13th, 2018

Cayetano urged to show proof of diplomatic protest vs China

Vice President Leni Robredo's camp has challenged Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano to release the "50 to 100 diplomatic protests" he claimed the government has filed against China in the last two years. "Kung gusto talaga ni Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano na magkaroon ang publiko ng "tamang impormasyon" tungkol sa panghihimasok ng Tsina sa West Philippine Sea, simulan niya sa paglabas ng "50 to 100 diplomatic protests" na sinampa daw ng DFA laban sa Tsina," Robredo spokesperson Atty. Barry Gutierrez said in a statement on Tuesday. (If Secretary Allan Peter Cayetano wants the public to have the correct information on China's actions in the West Philippine Sea, he will re...Keep on reading: Cayetano urged to show proof of diplomatic protest vs China.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 31st, 2018

Hontiveros to DFA: Bare '50-100 Diplomatic Protests' vs. China

July 11, 2018. On the eve of the second-year anniversary of the country’s historic victory before the Permanent Court of Arbitration at the Hague on the West Philippine Sea, Akbayan Senator Risa Hontiveros filed a resolution calling on the Senate to conduct a “foreign policy audit” to review the Duterte… Source link link: Hontiveros to DFA: Bare "50-100 Diplomatic Protests" vs. China.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

50-100 protests vs China? Cayetano now says we haven t counted

MANILA, Philippines – From claiming that the Duterte administration has filed "50 to 100" diplomatic protests against China, Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano this time said they "haven't counted" the number of protests filed by Manila against Beijing.  Cayetano made this claim during the Department of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 28th, 2018

Gov’t makes quiet protests on WPS – Palace

Malacaang on Monday denied that the government had not been protesting against China's aggression in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) following a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey that showed 81 percent of Filipinos disapproved of official inaction on the sea dispute. In a radio interview, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the government filed a protest every time Beijing violated Manila's sovereignty over the WPS, but it always did so quietly. Roque said all Filipinos should reject government inaction against Chinese aggression because the country could not allow its territory to be claimed by another state. "One hundred percent or 5 out 5 (Filipinos) should protest an...Keep on reading: Gov’t makes quiet protests on WPS – Palace.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

Senate inquiry sought on diplomatic protests vs China

SENATOR Risa N. Hontiveros-Baraquel on Wednesday filed a resolution seeking a foreign policy audit to review the diplomatic protests of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) against China regarding its controversial activities in the South China Sea......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

DFA: China filed diplomatic protests

DFA: China filed diplomatic protests.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2018

Protests filed vs. China s activities in SCS

Protests filed vs. China s activities in SCS.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsJun 1st, 2018

Experts urge Philippines to publicize protests vs China

MANILA, Philippines – Experts urged the Philippines to publicize its diplomatic protests against China's moves in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), as it was not enough for Manila to silently file a note verbale against Beijing. In an email to Rappler on Thursday evening, May 31, Asia Maritime ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 1st, 2018

Nation: US, Japan, Australia tell PHL: Use court victory in sea dispute

THE UNITED States (US), Japan and Australia yesterday urged the Philippines to "abide" by the landmark ruling it filed and won in an international tribunal against China's sweeping claims on the disputed South China Sea......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 7th, 2017

Phl protests China weapons systems on islands

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines has filed a diplomatic protest against China in response to a report by a US think tank that Beijing appears to have in.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 16th, 2017

Gov't urged to file diplomatic protests vs China, US - Inquirer.net

Gov't urged to file diplomatic protests vs China, US - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsDec 18th, 2016

Paolo Duterte files another libel suit vs Trillanes for drug smuggling tag

Published @ 5:26 p.m., Sept. 19, 2018 | Updated @ 11:17 p.m., Sept. 19, 2018 DAVAO CITY --- President Rodrigo Duterte's son Paolo on Wednesday sued Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV for libel anew, this time for linking him to the smuggling of P6.4 billion worth of "shabu" (crystal meth) from China in May last year. In his new complaint filed with the City Prosecutors' Office, the younger Duterte said Trillanes described him and his father as "illegal drug smugglers." Worse, he added, the senator also "defamed and labeled" the Dutertes as "principal actors" in the drug trade in Davao City. "Evidently, it was intended to malign, destroy and kill my good name and reputation, locall...Keep on reading: Paolo Duterte files another libel suit vs Trillanes for drug smuggling tag.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

2.4M people evacuated in southern China due to Typhoon Mangkhut

Hong Kong --- Typhoon Mangkhut barreled into southern China after lashing the Philippines with strong winds and heavy rain that caused landslides feared to have buried dozens. More than 2.4 million people had been evacuated in southern China's Guangdong province by Sunday evening to flee the typhoon, state media said. "Prepare for the worst," Hong Kong Security Minister John Lee Ka-chiu urged residents. That warning followed Mangkhut's devastating march through the northern Philippines on Saturday with sustained winds of 205 kilometers (127 miles) per hour. National police said 64 people had died there as of Sunday, mostly due to landslides and collapsed houses, with two additional...Keep on reading: 2.4M people evacuated in southern China due to Typhoon Mangkhut.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

Wage hike urged in Bangladesh, one of world s leading garment producers

Bangladesh unions staged street protests Friday to reject what they called an 'inhuman' $95 a month minimum wage fixed by the government for the country's four million garment worker.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 16th, 2018

DOJ confirms Valenzuela court’s dismissal of P6.4B shabu case

The Valenzuela Regional Trial Court has affirmed its decision dismissing the drug charges filed against nine individuals involved in the alleged shipment of P6.4billion worth of illegal drugs from China last year. “I have been informed that our motion for reconsideration was denied,” Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said on Friday. The Valenzuela RTC Branch 284… link: DOJ confirms Valenzuela court’s dismissal of P6.4B shabu case.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 7th, 2018

Garnett sues accountant over $77M lost to wealth manager

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Garnett is suing an accountant and his firm, alleging they helped a wealth manager steal $77 million from the retired Minnesota Timberwolves and Boston Celtics star. The federal malpractice lawsuit alleges Kentucky-based accountant Michael Wertheim and Welenken CPAs enabled Charles Banks IV of Atlanta to defraud Garnett through businesses in which Garnett and Banks shared an interest. The lawsuit contends Wertheim "possessed actual knowledge that Banks was helping himself to millions of dollars of Garnett's money and did nothing about it." "Banks intentionally ... looted Garnett of his earnings and assets for many years, including the many years that Welenken and Wertheim provided accounting services to Garnett and his business interests," according to the lawsuit, which was initially filed in Hennepin County District Court and moved Wednesday to U.S. District Court in Minneapolis. Defense attorney Greg Simpson told the Star Tribune his clients deny the allegations and will "vigorously" fight the suit. Banks was not named as a defendant. Banks was sentenced last year to four years in federal prison for defrauding another former NBA star, retired San Antonio Spurs player Tim Duncan, of millions of dollars. In one of Duncan's deals with Banks, Duncan said he was told Garnett would be a partner. Garnett's attorney, Mark Gaughan, declined to say why Banks was not named as a defendant. Gaughan said that "based upon the facts, we are confident this matter ultimately will be resolved in Mr. Garnett's favor." The lawsuit claims Wertheim "took direction from Banks and for some reason chose to have virtually no contact with Garnett." According to the lawsuit, Wertheim prepared financial statements, was a registered agent for companies in which Garnett held a financial interest, and added his name to bank accounts holding Garnett's money. Wertheim also "worked in concert" with Banks to put Garnett on an allowance and set budgets that the 15-time NBA all-star was urged to follow, the suit read. Garnett retired with the Timberwolves in 2016......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 7th, 2018

Lim urged anew by DoJ to give up

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra yesterday urged anew Cebu businessman Peter Lim to surrender and face the illegal drugs charges filed against him before the courts. Guevarra reminded Lim, who is now considered a fugitive, of possible repercussions of his hiding. “There is a legal doctrine that flight is an indication….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2018

ASIAN GAMES: Boxer Ladon settles for silver after head butt ends bout

JAKARTA — No thanks to a head butt, Rogen Ladon will go home with a silver medal in men’s flyweight of boxing in the 18th Asian Games. Ladon was the last man standing for Team Philippines who had a shot at a fifth gold medal. But an ugly wound in his right eyebrow oozed with blood from that head butt by Uzbekistan’s Jasurbek Latipov, forcing the ring doctor to stop the fight. But even the boxing announcer was at a loss on how to declare Latipov the winner in the gold medal match that was stopped only 22 seconds into the second round. The games announcer at the JI Expo called it a Referee Stopped Contest-Second Round, but the verdict was decided by the judges’ scorecards which, except for the Indonesian, went the Uzbek’s way, 3-1. “It’s a big disappointment,” Ladon said after the medal ceremony that had a sullen Philippine Olympic Committee President Ricky Vargas handing him his silver.  “It’s a major disappointment. Not only me, but the entire country aspired for the gold medal,” he added. Latipov received the gold medal tainted by allegations of cheating. Ladon ended up a wounded silver medalist —the left side of his forehead just above the eyebrow almost heavily bandaged to cover a wound that not only hurt his bid for a gold medal, but the entire Filipino nation’s heart. “He [Uzbek] was in the ropes and when he sprung back, he gave me the head butt,” said Ladon who believed he took the first round by connecting clearer scoring punches. Vargas, POC Chairman Abraham Tolentino and Alliance of Boxing Associations in the Philippines secretary general Ed Picson could only shrug their shoulders over the controversial loss absorbed by Ladon—the third after Nesthy Petecio in the preliminaries and Carlo Paalam and Eumir Felix Marcial in the semifinals last Thursday. Picson said several federations also expressed dismay over the judging in the tournament. “There are several federations who felt that they were robbed as well,” said that Vargas “will make suggestions and try see to it that reforms are made in the boxing communities. “In the AIBA, there are no protests. The best we could do is to go to the congress,” he said. With the loss, the Philippines ended its campaign with four gold, two silver and 15 silver medals—a tally that was good for No.19 in the medal standings and far better than the lone BMX cycling gold Daniel Caluag won in Incheon in 2014. Ladon’s coaches—Ronald Chavez and Nolito Velasco—were wary of the cut before the final bout and had to scramble for any remedy. They got one—Dermabond, derma glue that closes wounds temporarily, thanks to a social media post by volleyball player Mika Reyes, whose Indonesian fan gave the adhesive for free. But the derma glue could not withstand a head butt by the Uzbek. Ladon’s wound, which was about an inch, opened prompting the referee to summon the match doctor, who eventually stopped the fight. With four gold medals—courtesy of weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, skateboarder Margielyn Didal and golfers Yuka Saso, Bianca Pagdanganan and Lois Kaye Go—the Philippine delegation goes back home starting on Monday with a better haul than Incheon. But China remained as the most dominant in Asia with 273 medals—123 of them gold—followed by Japan with 70 golds and South Korea 45......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 1st, 2018

Japan protests as reporter blocked from covering China foreign minister

TOKYO, Japan – Japan has lodged a protest with China about freedom of speech after Beijing blocked a Japanese reporter from covering a meeting between top diplomats from the two countries. On Wednesday, August 29, the Chinese foreign ministry excluded a reporter from the Sankei Shimbun – a Japanese conservative daily ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 30th, 2018

Sen. JV proposes 3-term solution to airport woes

August 30, 2018. SENATOR JV Ejercito urged transportation officials to come up with solid plans of action as the country moves on from a plane accident that involved China’s Xiamen airlines which paralyzed the operations of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), weeks ago. Ejercito, who attended the probe… Source link link: Sen. JV proposes '3-term' solution to airport woes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 30th, 2018