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Duterte not sole authorized agent to allow China in Philippine EEZ — Del Rosario

Former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario backed the latest pronouncements of President Rodrigo Duterte on giving access to China in the Philippine exclusive economic zone......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJul 12th, 2019

Stop putting China over Filipinos – Del Rosario

MANILA, Philippines – Former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario questioned the Duterte government on Wednesday, June 26, for saying the Philippines "will allow" China to fish in the West Philippine Sea. "When will we stop giving our northern neighbor primacy over our own people?" Del Rosario said ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 26th, 2019

Cook of Gem-Ver crew: China is lying

MANILA, Philippines – Richard Blaza, the cook of the Filipino fishing boat Gem-Ver sunk by a Chinese fishing ship in the West Philippine Sea, believes that China is lying. Blaza has been mistakenly branded by the Duterte government as the "sole witness" to the ramming of F/B Gem-Ver near Recto Bank ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 19th, 2019

Hold China accountable, Del Rosario says after sinking of PH boat

MANILA, Philippines – Former Philippine foreign secretary Albert del Rosario called on the Duterte administration to hold China accountable after a Chinese vessel sank a Philippine boat in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). "What is obvious is that Goliath, the neighborhood bully, will continue to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 12th, 2019

Philippine Leader Lays Down Challenge to US Over South China Sea

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte challenged the United States to send a naval fleet to the archipelago under a mutual defense treaty, amid pressure to act more forcefully toward Chinese incursi.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 18th, 2019

Carpio on Duterte invoking MDT: Just another joke

The government cannot invoke the Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) with the US to compel the latter to attack China and drive its forces from Philippine waters......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 18th, 2019

Carpio on Duterte invoking MDT: Just another joke

The government cannot invoke the Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) with the US to compel the latter to attack China and drive its forces from Philippine waters......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 18th, 2019

Philippine Leader Lays Down Challenge to US Over South China Sea

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte challenged the United States to send a naval fleet to the archipelago under a mutual defense treaty, amid pressure to act more forcefully toward Chinese incursi.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 18th, 2019

Gather fleet vs China, Duterte prods US

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday prodded the United States to prepare its fleet for a faceoff with China amid the Philippines’ territorial row with Beijing in the West Philippine Sea…READ The post Gather fleet vs China, Duterte prods US appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 17th, 2019

Duterte: Philippines owns WPS, but Chinese can fish

Amid accusations that he is being too soft on China, President Duterte on Tuesday said he asserted the Philippines’ sovereign rights in the West Philippine Sea and merely granted fishing rights to Beijing......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 17th, 2019

Cognitive Dissonance, False Dichotomies, and the West Philippine Sea

Over the past few days, a lot has been said regarding the 3rd anniversary of the Hague ruling favoring the Philippines in its stance against China on the West Philippine Sea dispute. Three years ago, it was a highly celebrated victory headed by former Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario and then Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio. The ruling was considered by many as a marquee case that reinforced the salience of international law as a diplomatic equalizer between state actors; primarily pitting a small island state against an international power and eventually winning versus a seemingly “formidable” adversary. Nonetheless, it was the poster child for the efficacy of non-lethal avenues in settling conflicts between nation-states......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 16th, 2019

‘Bilateral talks with China still best option’

President Duterte is sticking to diplomatic means in asserting the country’s rights over the West Philippine Sea where the Chinese have expanded their military presence and restricted the activities of Filipino fishermen......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 15th, 2019

‘Bilateral talks with China still best option’

President Duterte is sticking to diplomatic means in asserting the country’s rights over the West Philippine Sea where the Chinese have expanded their military presence and restricted the activities of Filipino fishermen......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 15th, 2019

Carpio rebuts Duterte, offers ways to enforce Hague ruling

MANILA, Philippines – Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio urged the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte to stop its "defeatist attitude" toward asserting the country's rights against China in the West Philippine Sea. Carpio said it was the government's duty to enforce the rule of law under the United ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 14th, 2019

Palace: President using ‘skillful diplomacy’ in territorial dispute

President Duterte is using “skillful diplomacy” to resolve the country’s territorial dispute with China without resorting to aggression or use of force, according to a Palace official. Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo explained that the government continues to assert rights over the West Philippine Sea while keeping friendly ties with giant Asian neighbor. “President Duterte, as […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJul 14th, 2019

Philippines loses to China 3 years after Hague ruling

MANILA, Philippines – Three years after winning against China in an international court, the Philippines is achieving the exact opposite of its legal victory over the South China Sea. President Rodrigo Duterte recently said he allowed China to fish in the West Philippine Sea, part of the South China ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 13th, 2019

Morales: West Philippine Sea belongs to Filipinos, not to Duterte and China

Former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales on Friday urged Filipinos to find “creative” ways to enforce the arbitral award favoring Manila’s maritime claims over the South China Sea, and slammed the Duterte administration for its apparent refusal to use the landmark ruling......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 12th, 2019

Carpio asks Duterte: Don t mention China fishing deal in 4th SONA

Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio advised President Rodrigo Duterte not to mention his supposed fishing deal with Chinese President Xi Jinping in the West Philippine Sea in his State of the Nation Address (SONA)......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 12th, 2019

Carpio warns Duterte vs defending China in SONA 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio warned President Rodrigo Duterte against using his forthcoming State of the Nation Address (SONA) to insist on allowing China to fish in Philippine waters. Carpio said this will leave Manila "finally bound" to a lopsided fishing deal with Beijing. "The moment he makes that ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 12th, 2019

COA flags PCSO for waiving P1.43-B claim from small town lottery operators

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Audit (COA) called out the   Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO)  board for waiving P1.43 billion in total unremitted obligations from small town lottery (STL) operations in 2018. After reviewing PCSO's 2018 financial transactions, state auditors learned that the government agency, through the following board resolutions, gave 43 delinquent Authorized Agent ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 11th, 2019
Category: newsSource:  manila_shimbunRelated NewsJul 9th, 2019