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No protest, but Philippines to discuss Scarborough corals with China

Amid calls to file a new arbitration case against China for the destruction of coral reefs in Scarborough Shoal, the Philippine government insisted that doing so would "reverse" the country's "diplomatic gains.".....»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJun 13th, 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

IN PHOTOS: Fisherfolk slam China on eve of Independence Day

MANILA, Philippines – Fisherfolk-members of activist group Akbayan trooped to the Chinese consulate in Makati City on Monday, June 11, to slam China's reported thievery and harassment of Filipinos in Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal). Carrying fishing nets and fish-shaped protest signs, the protesters called on Filipinos to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

Philippines prepares protest vs China over Panatag

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines is preparing to formally protest China’s plan to install a radar station at Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal in violation of.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 21st, 2017

Philippines ready to protest China s actions in West Philippine Sea Lorenzana | Philstar.com

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said the government would protest any action of China that would be deemed inconsistent with the Philippines' national interest......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 5th, 2019

Philippines ready to protest China s actions in West Philippine Sea — Lorenzana

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said the government would protest any action of China that would be deemed inconsistent with the Philippines' national interest......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 21st, 2018

LOOK: DFA chief, US Secretary of State meet in Washington

MANILA, Philippines --- Foreign Affairs Teodoro Locsin Jr. met with his counterpart US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington on Friday (Philippine time) to discuss current efforts to address regional issues including the South China Sea.   "The two Secretaries discussed ongoing efforts to address regional issues such as the South China Sea, North Korea, and counterterrorism," said deputy spokesperson Robert Palladino in a statement.   The Philippines is one of the claimants of the South China Sea, a strategic waterway believed to contain vast resources. While the US is not a claimant, it has expressed concern over China's militarization of the disputed ...Keep on reading: LOOK: DFA chief, US Secretary of State meet in Washington.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 21st, 2018

Locsin, Pompeo reaffirm US-Philippines alliance, discuss South China Sea

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. met with United States Secretary of State Michael Pompeo in Washington to discuss issues of mutual concern, including the South China Sea issue......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 21st, 2018

Indigenous peoples join protest against China

Indigenous people joined the protest against the China-Philippines cooperation during the visit of Chinese president Xi Jinping......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsNov 27th, 2018

Philippines named Spratlys, Scarborough centuries ahead of China — Carpio

The Philippines was way ahead of China in claiming the Spratly Islands and the Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea or West Philippine Sea, Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 26th, 2018

Robredo slams China for driving away PH media from Panatag

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo slammed China on Sunday, November 25, after the Chinese Coast Guard drove away a Filipino TV crew from Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal), as she also scored the Duterte administration for its "defeatist" attitude. "Nakakatakot na nakakagalit (It is scary and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 25th, 2018

DFA urged: File protest vs China’s ‘bullying’ of TV crew in Panatag

Senators on Friday called on the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to file a diplomatic protest against China following a recent incident in which the Chinese Coast Guard blocked a Filipino TV news crew from filming in Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal.   The Chinese patrol claimed the Filipinos were encroaching on the "sea area of the People's Republic of China."   "Those are clearly acts of aggression," opposition Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV said of the incident in a text message. "The DFA must file a diplomatic protest about the matter."   Sen. Francis Pangilinan said the government's response should be strong in the face of such a provocation.   ...Keep on reading: DFA urged: File protest vs China’s ‘bullying’ of TV crew in Panatag.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2018

Chinese coast guard bullying off Scarborough: Filipino news crew dispersed

Filipinos condemned the continued bullying of the China Chinese Coast Guard against the Philippines after a media outlet recorded how they were shooed away from Scarborough Shoal despite it being within the country’s jurisdiction. GMA News reported on Thursday, November 22 reported that crew members of its “Reporter’s Notebook” program were involved in a confrontation […] The post Chinese coast guard bullying off Scarborough: Filipino news crew dispersed appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2018

Philippines to discuss joint exploration with China in disputed waters

After the signing of the Philippines-China cooperation on joint oil and gas development, the Department of Energy (DOE) will discuss with its Chinese counterpart a plan to pursue joint exploration in the disputed waters......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2018

Xi Jinping invites Duterte to visit China a 4th time

MANILA, Philippines – Chinese President Xi Jinping invited President Rodrigo Duterte to visit China a 4th time to discuss China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) that the Philippines has decided to join. "I have extended a sincere invitation to President Duterte to attend the second Belt and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018

Carpio rebuffs Duterte: China doesn t possess South China Sea

MANILA, Philippines – Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio rebuffed President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday, November 16, by asserting that China does not possess the South China Sea as Duterte claimed. "China is in physical possession of the entire Paracels, 7 geologic features in the Spratlys, and Scarborough ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2018

PH to protest China weather stations, if reports are true – Panelo

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang said that if it gets official confirmation about China building weather stations  in the West Philippine Sea, the Philippines would file a diplomatic protest. On Monday, November 5, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo was asked about the Palace's response to news reports quoting a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman as ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 5th, 2018

US-PH war exercise worries China

  China has raised concerns about a joint US-Philippine military exercise that coincides with the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to the country in November, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said on Tuesday.   Roque said Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua raised the concern in a meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte in Malacaang on Monday.   Zhao called on the President to discuss Xi's visit.   "China of course expressed concern over a naval, a military, exercise that the United States will be conducting in the area about the same time that the Chinese president will be in the Philippines," Roque said.   ...Keep on reading: US-PH war exercise worries China.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

Taiwan protests claim it was source of P6.8-billion shabu

MANILA, Philippines – Taiwan on Wednesday, August 15, voiced its "strongest protest" over reports that it was a source of the P6.8 billion worth of shabu, or the illegal drug methamphetamine, recently smuggled into the Philippines. Filipino officials earlier said the smuggled shabu came from China and Taiwan .  In ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Cayetano a political snake amid China row – Trillanes

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Antonio Trillanes IV slammed Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano for questioning his backdoor negotiations with China during the 2012 Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal) standoff. In a statement on Sunday, August 5, Trillanes said Cayetano knew about his role as the Philippines' backdoor negotiator with China , which sent ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 5th, 2018

Philippines should urge Chinese cooperation in Scarborough rehab, says expert

The Philippine government should demand that China cooperate in restoring the damaged marine environment of Scarborough Shoal in the West Philippine Sea, a maritime law expert said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018