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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

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......»»

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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

Probe harassment of Pinoy fishers, Senate urged

DETAINED Sen. Leila de Lima on Saturday urged the Senate to investigate the reported harassment of Filipino fishermen by members of the Chinese Coast Guard in Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal. De Lima filed Resolution 766 directing the appropriate Senate committee to probe media reports that Chinese Coast Guard personnel have been “habitually taking the catch of [...] The post Probe harassment of Pinoy fishers, Senate urged appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2018

Japan airlines change ‘Taiwan’ to ‘China Taiwan’ on websites

TOKYO, Japan — Japan’s two largest airlines have changed “Taiwan” to “China Taiwan” on their Chinese-language websites, officials said Tuesday, sparking an immediate protest from the self-ruled island. China, which claims Taiwan as its own territory, has demanded that dozens of international airlines make such a change despite US protests at what it called “Orwellian […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 19th, 2018

Our strongest weapon against a big nation like China is noise

As national security adviser to former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Roilo Golez urged an aggressive diplomatic campaign to counter China's increasing encroachment on Philippine territory.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 18th, 2018

DOJ urged: Reverse dismissal of $10 million estafa raps vs Okada

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has been asked to indict Japanese gaming tycoon Kazuo Okada in the $10-million estafa charges filed by his former firm, Tiger Resorts Leisure & Entertainment Inc. (TRLEI)......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 18th, 2018

Gordon to politicians: Stop grandstanding; speak with one voice on China issue

Senator Richard Gordon on Sunday scored politicians for grandstanding on the issues in the West Philippine Sea exacerbated recently by China's increased militarization of the area and the reported harassment of Filipino fishermen in the disputed waters. Gordon urged President Rodrigo Duterte to convene members of Congress in a private meeting in Malacaang to shed light on the country's foreign policy on China. "Dapat sa Malacaang iyon at dapat mag usap-usap lahat na walang mag-grandstand. Walang magpapa gwapo. Pag-usapan muna para magkaintindihan na (It should be Malacaang's role and there should be an agreement to stop politicians from grandstanding)," he said over DZBB radio. ...Keep on reading: Gordon to politicians: Stop grandstanding; speak with one voice on China issue.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

Filipino fishermen want full access to lagoon at Panatag Shoal

IBA, Zambales --- Filipino fishermen on Thursday have urged the Philippine government to make an agreement with its Chinese counterpart to give them full access to the lagoon at Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal) in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). "Ang panawagan po namin sa Presidente magkaron ng agreement na payagan na po totally namin na ma-access namin yung kabuuan ng shoal kasi limited po ang aming galaw (We call upon the President to have a deal [with China] that would allow us to fully access the shoal because our moves in the area are limited)," said Rolly Bernal, president of Scarborough Fisherfolk Association. The military initiated a consultative dialogue with t...Keep on reading: Filipino fishermen want full access to lagoon at Panatag Shoal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Drilon to Cayetano: Protest Chinese coast guard s actions vs Filipino fishermen

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Wednesday urged Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano to take a tougher stance against China and formally file a protest after Chinese coastguard members allegedly seized the catch of Filipino fishermen in Scarborough Shoal last month. Source link link: Drilon to Cayetano: Protest Chinese coast guard's actions vs Filipino fishermen.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

Philippines urged to seek damages for China s destruction of Scarborough coral reefs

The Philippines should once again file a new case seeking for compensation following Chinese fishermen's destruction of coral reefs on Panatag or Scarborough Shoal, Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

Philippines urged to seek damages for China& apos;s destruction of Scarborough coral reefs - Philippine Star

Philippines urged to seek damages for China's destruction of Scarborough coral reefs - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

Push for protocols on fishing in Panatag, government urged

Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio called on the Duterte administration to push for protocols with China on fishing activities in Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

Sue China for destroying corals in Panatag Shoal – Carpio

MANILA, Philippines – Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio urged the Philippine government to sue China for destroying corals in Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal) as recently exposed in a GMA News report. In a statement sent on Tuesday, June 12, Carpio said the Philippines "should file a new ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

PHL should file protest vs. China if harassment validated –Lorenzana

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Monday said that a protest against China should be filed if the alleged harassment of the Chinese Coast Guard on Filipinos fishing in the disputed Scarborough (Panatag) Shoal off Zambales has been validated. Source link link: PHL should file protest vs. China if 'harassment' validated –Lorenzana.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

Prepare for possible China invasion, ex-defense chief tells PH

MANILA, Philippines – "A Chinese invasion is not unthinkable.” Former defense secretary and national security adviser Norberto Gonzales  in a statement sent on Saturday, June 9, urged the Philippine government to begin crafting a "contingency plan" in case China decides to invade the Philippines. " China does not have a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018

ICC to inquire on raps vs Rody

ROQUE: MERE PROCESS TO DETERMINE BASIS President Duterte intends to defend himself, “if need be,” on the crimes against humanity charges that his opponents filed against him before The Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC), presidential spokesman Harry Roque said yesterday. Roque, an international law expert, explained that the ICC’s recognition was simply a proceeding to determine if the case has basis to proceed or not.Roque said Malacañang has received ICC’s notice for a “preliminary examination” on the complaints filed by the lawyer of self-confessed Davao Death Squad (DDS) assassin Edgar Matobato, who is under the care of Duterte’s chief critic Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV.Roque said the 72-year-old Chief Executive is ready to submit himself before the proceedings once he is summoned to The Hague.“The President and I met about this extensively for two hours last night. The President welcomes the preliminary examination because he is sick and tired of being accused,” Roque told reporters. “Obviously, this is intended to embarrass the president. They will fail. The President said that if need be, he will argue his case before the ICC,” he added.Matobato’s counsel Jude Sabio, in April last year, submitted to the ICC a petition against Mr. Duterte on the basis of his apparent admission of “killing” suspected drug traffickers and criminals in Davao City when he was still its Mayor.By June, Trillanes and Magdalo Partylist Rep. Gary Alejano filed a supplemental complaint against the Chief Executive also at the ICC. The complaint is based on the series of extrajudicial killings attributed to the Duterte administration’s narcotics crackdown.Sabio, in a text message, claimed that the given development is already a victory on their end.“I feel so elated and vindicated. Finally, Mr. Duterte and his cohorts will face criminal investigation by the ICC prosecutor as a prelude to formal criminal investigation,” Sabio said. “It is a huge triumph toward justice. Duterte’s system of death squad killings that he continued in his war on drugs will be investigated and hopefully an arrest warrant will be issued against him and justice will be done,” he added.“I am confident that, based on my communication, as well as that of Sen. Trillanes’ and (Magdalo) Rep. (Gary) Alejano’s, we will hurdle this first big step, and hopefully a warrant of arrest will be issued soon by the ICC against Duterte and his cohorts,” he added. Critics overjoyedTrillanes, for his part, claimed that the ICC’s recognition of their complaint should remind Mr. Duterte that he is not above the law.“This development should jolt Duterte into realizing that he is not above the law. More importantly, this is the first step for the victims’ families’ quest for justice,” the senator said.But Roque said Trillanes and his group should not celebrate yet.“No one should claim victory… If they think the President has been indicted, they are so wrong,” he said.“There will be no formal investigation to be conducted in the country because at the level of the preliminary examination, where the Court does not include the budget for the prosecutor to come to the Philippines because it is not yet a preliminary investigation,” he said.“Now the objective is to determine if there is reasonable basis to proceed with the formal investigation,” he added.In Sabio’s complaint addressed to ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, he said that the international criminal court’s action “would... be the beginning of the end of this dark, obscene, murderous and evil era in the Philippines.”“Crimes against humanity are crimes of universal jurisdiction, but where a State like the Philippines fails to assume such universal jurisdiction for crimes against humanity continuously being committed in its very own territory, then the International Criminal Court will have to intervene into a situation that is grave by any human standard,” Sabio said.“The grim statistics of more than 7,000 drug-related killings cannot be anything but grave, especially if viewed in the context of just seven months since Rodrigo Duterte became the President, compared to only about 3,000 committed during the 20-year Marcos regime. These more than 7,000 drug-related killings translate to roughly 1,000 killings per month,” he added.Two other opposition senators urged Malacañang, instead of criticizing this development, to deal with the issues being hurled at the President.“That shouldn’t come as a surprise considering the magnitude of deaths reaching thousands upon thousands in less than two years,” Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan.“This is the chance for the government to answer the accusations raised against them. There is no reason to be afraid if the administration is not hiding anything,” Sen. Bam Aquino said.Aquino said this should be a welcome opportunity for the administration to make their case to an unbiased and globally respected tribunal. Villarin wants Roque charged, tooAkbayan Rep Tom Villarin said the entry of the ICC into the issues raised against Duterte gives hope to the thousands killed under the latter’s war on drugs. “It is a welcome development and gives hope to thousands of EJK (extra judicial killings) victims that finally justice will be served,” Villarin said.“This will also hold President Duterte and other top officials involved in the bloody war against drugs accountable as well as it gives us an opportunity to implead other enablers of EJKs, including possibly Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque,” Villarin added.While the Akbayan lawmaker said that the investigation may not lead to Duterte’s puster, he said that it will be damning and damaging to his administration in the eyes of our people and the international community.“I am hopeful that people will now realize the truth and demand accountability from him with all constitutional options available,” Villarin said.Alejano said that the preliminary examination will determine whether there is sufficient evidence to warrant an investigation. “I hope that the preliminary examination will be allowed to carry on – unhindered and with full cooperation from concerned authorities, organizations, and personalities,” Alejano, one of those who brought the EJK issue before the ICC, said.“I am confident on the communication we sent to the ICC and strongly believe that President Duterte and those who perpetuate and defend this policy of killing should be held accountable before the law,” Alejano said. Angie M. Rosales, Gerry Baldo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018