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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

Trillanes eyes President’s son as hostile witness in drug probe

Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV on Sunday said Paolo Duterte's filing libel charges against him had given him a chance to call the son of President Rodrigo Duterte as a hostile witness in a Senate drug smuggling inquiry. A hostile witness is someone who is called to an investigation but refuses to tell the truth. In a statement, Trillanes said Paolo Duterte's legal actions would enable him to pressure the resigned vice mayor of Davao City to open his bank accounts. Duterte has filed libel charges against Trillanes for linking him to the smuggling into the Philippines of "shabu" (crystal meth) worth P6.4 billion from China and for alleging that he and his brother-in-law, lawyer Manases...Keep on reading: Trillanes eyes President’s son as hostile witness in drug probe.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018

Duterte tells China: You can t create islands and claim the sea

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte upped the ante with his unexpected word war with China on Friday, August 17. "You cannot create islands there and claim the sea. That is not an island, artificial islands are not true, are prohibited in the middle sea. 'Yan nga ang ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

Senate sets China WPS militarization probe

THE Senate will conduct an inquiry on China’s militarization in the West Philippine Sea (WPS), Senate President Vicente Sotto III gave the assurance after President Rodrigo Duterte during his 3rd State of the Nation Address last Monday vowed to protect the sovereignty of the nation in the disputed area. Sotto….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 25th, 2018

Spell out China strategy in Sona, Carpio tells Duterte

President Duterte should spell out in his State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Monday his strategy on the territorial dispute with China after a Social Weather Stations (SWS) poll found that 9 of 10 Filipinos wanted the Philippines to recover its islands in the West Philippine Sea that Beijing had seized, acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio said on Sunday. "I think this is a message to the Duterte administration that they have to listen to the people and that they cannot set aside the arbitral ruling," Carpio said. "This is really overwhelming. The Filipino people don't buy the appeasement policy that if we enforce the arbitral ruling, it means war [with China]," he said. "...Keep on reading: Spell out China strategy in Sona, Carpio tells Duterte.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2018

Spell out China strategy in Sona, Carpio tells Duterte - Inquirer.net

Spell out China strategy in Sona, Carpio tells Duterte - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2018

Akbayan solon tells SF seniors federalism poses threat to PH sovereignty

SAN FRANCISCO -- Rep. Barry Gutierrez spoke with Filipino senior citizens, including World War II veterans during a livestreamed forum on the West Philippine Sea, Saturday, July 7,warning that the federalism being pushed by the Duterte administration poses a threat to Philippine sovereignty.   "Federalism could break up the Philippines into smaller states that could be more susceptible to China's influence (on the West Philippine sea territorial conflict)," said the Akbayan Partylist representative to the 16thPhilippine Congress. Gutierrez spoke via livestream video to a large group of Filipinos at a senior residence in downtown San Francisco, at a forum hosted by t...Keep on reading: Akbayan solon tells SF seniors federalism poses threat to PH sovereignty.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 10th, 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