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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: 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

Locsin calls West Philippine Sea a juvenile name

MANILA, Philippines – Foreign Secretary Teodoro "Teddyboy" Locsin Jr on Saturday, June 15, criticized as "juvenile" the use of the name "West Philippine Sea" to refer to part of the South China Sea that belongs to Filipinos. "That is how we lose territory, by dropping technical colonial ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 15th, 2019

Recto Bank: Why China covets what belongs to the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines – The sinking of a Philippine vessel in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) trained the spotlight on Recto Bank (Reed Bank), near the area where a Chinese vessel sank a boat of Filipinos . What is Recto Bank, and why is it important? Recto Bank is ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2019

President Duterte to China: ‘Treat us as brothers and not your enemies’

President Rodrigo R. Duterte has appealed to the Chinese people to treat the Filipinos as their brothers by allowing the Filipino fishermen to fish in the disputed West Philippine Sea......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsAug 29th, 2016

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

U.S. reaffirms pact to defend PH in case of West Philippine Sea attack

MANILA, Philippines – The United States reaffirmed that it would defend Philippine forces in case of an armed attack in the South China Sea, including the portion Filipinos call the West Philippine Sea. Diplomats from both countries “recalled [US] Secretary [of State Mike] Pompeo’s statements ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated 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

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

93% of Pinoys say Philippines must regain China-occupied islands

Nine in every 10 Filipinos believe that it is important for the Philippines to regain control of Chinese-occupied islands in the West Philippine Sea, according to a recent survey conducted by Social Weather Stations (SWS)......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 11th, 2019

93% of Filipinos want PH to regain China-occupied islands

MANILA, Philippines – Nearly all Filipinos want the Philippines to regain China-occupied islands in the West Philippine Sea, said a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey released on Thursday, July 11. According to the SWS survey, 93% of Filipino adults say "it is important that the Philippines regain ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 11th, 2019

SWS: Most Filipinos want to regain control of West Philippine Sea

ABOUT 93 percent of Filipinos want the Philippines to regain control of the disputed West Philippine Sea, including the islands being occupied by China, according to the latest poll conducted…READ The post SWS: Most Filipinos want to regain control of West Philippine Sea appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 11th, 2019

9 in 10 Pinoys say regaining China-held islands in West Philippine Sea important

A significant majority of adult Filipinos believe that it is important for the country to take back control of islands occupied by China in the West Philippine Sea, according to a Social Weather Stations survey......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 11th, 2019

Duterte might educate Filipinos on West Philippine Sea in 4th SONA

"Maybe sa SONA, I will educate people na 'yung ginawa ko sabi ko 'You can fish'... Tama talaga ako," the president said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 9th, 2019

Fisherfolk group to file impeachment complaint vs Duterte

MANILA, Philippines – A fisherfolk group on Friday, July 5 vowed to file an impeachment case against President Rodrigo Duterte for allowing China to fish in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in the West Philippine Sea. Staging a protest in Mendiola, Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) said ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 6th, 2019

Duterte dares US: Declare a war vs China

President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday dared the United States to declare war against China, which has been increasing its power projection capabilities in the South of China, parts of which is the West Philippine Sea......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 6th, 2019