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Duterte tells China to probe complaints of PH fishermen

President Rodrigo Duterte skipped diplomatic channels and went directly to Ambassador Zhao Jianhua to relay to China his concerns over the confiscation of Filipino fishermen's catch by Chinese coast guards at Panatag Shoal, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said on Wednesday.   Speaking in a radio interview about the discussion between Mr. Duterte and Zhao during Independence Day rites in Kawit, Cavite province, on Tuesday, Roque said that given the chance, the President would have gone directly to Chinese President Xi Jinping to remind him that they had an agreement on free access by Filipinos to Panatag Shoal.   The President told Zhao that China should invest...Keep on reading: Duterte tells China to probe complaints of PH fishermen.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJun 14th, 2018

Roque and fishermen, Roilo Golez, Trump-Kim summit | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: To prove fruits of PH-China 'friendship,' Roque brings fishermen to press briefing . Ex-national security adviser, congressman Roilo Golez dies . Criminal probe vs Paolo Duterte over his SALN – Morales. Trump, Kim arrive for U.S.–North Korea summit. Agot Isidro isn't closing doors on 2019 Senate run?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

Duterte: China taking of PH fisherman s catch not outright seizure

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte downplayed the taking of Filipino fishermen's catch by the China Coast Guard, saying it was a "barter" exchange and thus does not count as seizure. "It was a barter in exchange for fish. The problem is the valuation...We could not understand each other ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 18th, 2018

Duterte on Chinese taking Pinoy fishers catch: It s barter

President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday what transpired recently between Filipino fishermen and members of China’s Coast Guard at the Scarborough Shoal was mere barter trade, even as other quarters saw the incident as harassment. Source link link: Duterte on Chinese taking Pinoy fishers' catch: 'It's barter'.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated 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

Senate panels to probe Duterte’s China policy

Two Senate committees will jointly hold a public hearing to determine how effective the country’s foreign policy is in the face of alarming developments in the West Philippine Sea, particularly China’s military buildup and its harassment of Filipino fishermen......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

PH-China, SC justice applicants, Passport slots | Evening wRap

  Today on Rappler: Drilon urges Duterte to review 'appeasement policy' towards China . Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said he doesn't care if Filipino fishermen are allowed to fish Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal out of China's  "goodwill,"  as what matters is that they now have access to the shoal's resources. What are the elements of freedom of expression? This was the question asked ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Manila hits at fish snatching

The Philippines has demanded that China stop confiscating the catch of Filipino fishermen in the disputed South China Sea, calling the practice unacceptable.The remarks by President Rodrigo Duterte.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

Chinese envoy: Bad apples in China Coast Guard to be disciplined

MANILA, Philippines – After speaking with President Rodrigo Duterte during Independence Day rites, Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua vowed that China Coast Guard personnel proven to have taken catch from Filipino fishermen will be "disciplined." "They will be disciplined in accordance with our own regulation," said Zhao during ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

Bam Aquino: Senate can take lead in defending PH vs China

The Senate can take the lead in defending the country against China if Malacaang will not side with the Filipino people, Senator Paolo Benigno "Bam" Aquino IV saidon Monday. "A strong and independent Senate can and should investigate all our dealings with China, especially when the rights and livelihood of our countrymen are at risk," Aquino said in a statement. Aquino's remark came on the heels of reports on the "harassment" of Filipino fishermen in the West Philippine Sea by the members of Chinese coast guard. The opposition lawmaker said the Duterte administration's "defeatist mentality" will lead to even more abuses. The Senate committees on foreign relations and national...Keep on reading: Bam Aquino: Senate can take lead in defending PH vs China.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

To prove fruits of PH-China friendship, Roque brings fishermen to press briefing

MANILA, Philippines – Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque brought 3 fishermen all the way from Masinloc, Zambales to attest to the benefits brought about by the Duterte administration's approach to China. The 3 fishermen – Romel Cejuela, Delfin Egana, and Jurry Drio – appeared at the briefing of Roque with Malacañang ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

Philippines lost Sandy Cay to China, Alejano tells Cayetano

Rep. Gary Alejano (Magdalo party-list) on Tuesday reminded Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano that the Philippines effectively lost control of Sandy Cay in the West Philippine Sea under the Duterte administration......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 29th, 2018

Sereno on SC, Duterte on Forbes list, Vietnam on China | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno will join the special session of the Supreme Court en banc on Friday but will inhibit if the justices vote on the quo warranto petition to oust her.  Malacañang says it respects the Office of the Ombudsman's probe into President Rodrigo Duterte's son.  Forbes magazine ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 9th, 2018

Senators set China missile probe at WPS

are setting the stage for a full-blown inquiry into the reported Chinese missile installation within the West Philippine Sea (WPS) territories, even as they acknowledged the Duterte administration&.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 9th, 2018

WATCH | ‘DO NOT ANSWER’: Duterte tells police, soldiers not to cooperate in any drug war probe

President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered police and soldiers not to cooperate in any investigation into his bloody war on drugs, amid international calls for an external probe......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2018

Duterte tells police to ignore UN rapporteurs probe

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the country's security forces not to "respond" to United Nations (UN) rapporteurs or experts who would investigate human rights abuses under his administration. "Pagdating ng human rights [experts] o sino mang rapporteur diyan, ang order ko sa inyo, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 1st, 2018

Duterte tells police, military not to entertain UN probe on drugs

          "Do not answer."   President Rodrigo Duterte ordered on Thursday the members of the police and military to snub any investigation initiated by the United Nations (UN) concerning the government's controversial war on drugs.   "So I'd like to announce. Ulitin ko, inannounce ko na 'yan noon eh, na back up ko kayo. And pagdating ng human rights o sino mang rapporteur diyan, ang order ko sa inyo: Do not answer. Do not bother [I'll say it again, O have announced that already before that I have your back. And when it comes to human rights or whoever rapporteur inviting you: Do not answer. Do not bother]," Duterte said i...Keep on reading: Duterte tells police, military not to entertain UN probe on drugs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 1st, 2018

‘Do not take it as an attack’: Sara tells Mati officials over recommendation to probe food poisoning incident

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte clarified that her recommendation to ​investigate the teachers and persons​ ​in-charge........»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2018

Duterte on Tan, SWS survey on love and career, PH-China meeting | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: President Rodrigo Duterte  tells tycoon Lucio Tan he no longer bears any grudge against him.  A Social Weather Stations survey  shows more Filipinos or 59% will prioritize their career over having a love life.  Manila and Beijing  stay silent on the Chinese artificial islands in the West Philippine Sea following the two sides' second meeting ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2018

Roque: 3 more presidential appointees under probe due to complaints

President Rodrigo Duterte is investigating three more government officials who could be next on the chief executive's chopping block, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque saidon Monday. "Well, let's just say that the President always acts on complaints and I know of at least three complaints that have been received by the Office of the President," Roque said in an interview with CNN Philippines. "He never ignores these complaints," he added. "Now, but in fairness, he does his research and he always appoints an entity to investigate and when I make an announcement he always give me a copy of the report submitted to him after investigation has been conducted." He said all tho...Keep on reading: Roque: 3 more presidential appointees under probe due to complaints.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 8th, 2018

Duterte appoints Faeldon to Office of Civil Defense

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed former Bureau of Customs (BOC) chief Nicanor Faeldon as Deputy Administrator III of the Department of National Defense-Office of Civil Defense (DND-OCD). Currently, Faeldon is detained at the Senate after refusing to testify on the probe of the P6.4-billion shabu shipment from China that slipped past the BOC’s… link: Duterte appoints Faeldon to Office of Civil Defense.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 28th, 2017