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Palace: Never too late to assert arbitral award in South China Sea

It would never be too late to assert the Philippines' claims in the West Philippine Sea because an international arbitral court had ruled in favor of Manila on the maritime row, Malacañang said Monday......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarNov 5th, 2018

Palace: It will never be too late to raise South China Sea ruling with Beijing | News

Asked if it might be too late when the President decided to assert the Philippines' interests in the West Philippine Sea, Panelo said, "I do not think so." "The arbitration award will be there forever.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 5th, 2018

‘It can never be too late’ to assert Hague ruling vs China — Palace

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_bMn5XhcD4 It is never too late for the government to assert the United Nations (UN) ruling on the South China Sea, Malacaang said Monday, following reports that China is ramping up its militarization in the disputed waters. Duterte has repeatedly said it was not yet the "appropriate time" to raise the sea ruling against China as Manila sought warmer ties with Beijing, whose relationship was strained over the Hague ruling in 2016. "We will have to leave it to the President's judgment on when and where the perfect time would be made. He has six years in which he has to do it," Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a Palace briefing. ...Keep on reading: ‘It can never be too late’ to assert Hague ruling vs China — Palace.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 5th, 2018

Consistency in asserting rights crucial in Philippines sea claim, says expert

While the arbitral tribunal might not have enforcement powers to help the Philippines assert its rights in the South China Sea over China, its strength comes from "confirming or conferring" international legtimacy to actions of states......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2018

South China Sea ruling useless as of now — Palace

Following President Rodrigo Duterte's pronouncements on China's occupation of artificial islands in the West Philippine Sea, presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo argued that the arbitral ruling is of no use to the country at the moment......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018

Carpio: 2016 Hague ruling enforced by US, other powers

THE WORLD’S naval powers are doing the “heavy lifting” in enforcing the arbitral tribunal award on the South China Sea dispute two years since its ruling, without the support of its primary beneficiary the Philippines, Acting Chief Justice Antonio T. Carpio said on Monday......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018

Palace: China s acceptance or rejection of arbitral ruling irrelevant

MANILA, Philippines — Whether or not Beijing accepts the July 2012 ruling of a United Nations-back tribunal on the South China Sea is immaterial under intern Source link link: Palace: China's acceptance or rejection of arbitral ruling irrelevant.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

Duterte on open-pit mining, Cayetano on arbitral award, UN Human Rights Chief | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: President Rodrigo Duterte says he will reject the recommendation of the Mining Industry Coordinating Council to lift the ban on open-pit mining.  Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano  downplays the 2016 arbitral award won by the Philippines against China, and says it is enough to cite a 1982 convention in statements about the South ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2017

Cayetano downplays Hague ruling, says citing UNCLOS enough

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano downplayed the 2016 arbitral award won by the Philippines against China, and said it is enough to cite a 1982 convention in statements about the South China Sea dispute. Cayetano said the Philippines' arbitral award in 2016 also ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 21st, 2017

Shadowy group calls for Duterte’s ouster

MANILA – A shadowy group called Patriotic and Democratic Movement or PADEM, composed of disgruntled military and police officers and members, has called for the ouster of President Rodrigo Duterte and cited 10 reasons for its action. It accused Duterte of treating the military and police as his private armies and for betraying and violating public trust. It also urged Filipinos to join PADEM in condemning and fighting Duterte and his administration and to stage mass actions and demand the President’s ouster. In a manifesto, Antonio Bonifacio, who claimed to be PADEM’s spokesman, called on members of the military and police to also join the people in demanding Duterte’s resignation and also his administration. It said the group is working for the withdrawal military and police support for Duterte.  “We urge all Filipinos as individuals and as groups in whatever social sector, field, institution or organization to exercise their right of assembly and expression to undertake mass actions demanding the ouster of Duterte and his administration. We call on our fellow officers and members of the AFP and the PNP to join the people in demanding the resignation or ouster of Duterte and his administration.” “We pledge to work for the withdrawal of military and police support for Duterte and his administration in conjunction with mass mobilization of the Filipino people in millions to manifest their demand for the resignation or ouster of Duterte and his administration. Upon the change of administration, we pledge to follow the principle of civilian supremacy and support a new civilian administration, in accordance with the 1987 Constitution and the rule of law,” the manifesto, released by Bonifacio &'' believed to be a nom de guerre – said. PADEM also condemned and holds accountable for gross crimes in betrayal of public trust and in violation of national sovereignty and democratic rights of the Filipino people. It cited the following reasons as alleged crimes of Duterte:   Treating the AFP and the PNP as these were his private armies and practising favoritism and violating professional and service standards in the promotion and assignment of officers; Corrupting the PNP and the AFP with a system of monetary awards for the extrajudicial killing of alleged illegal drug users and of NPA suspects; Condoning and protecting top-level illegal drug lords; Emboldening/inciting police officers to engage in extrajudicial killings of poor suspected illegal drug users and pushers by publicly telling officers to plant evidence and by guaranteeing their pardon and promotion in case of conviction; Aggravating corruption in government and criminality through the collusion of Duterte trustees and crime syndicates; Allowing China to occupy maritime features in the West Philippine Sea and to violate Philippine sovereign rights upheld by decision of the Arbitral Tribunal in accordance with the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea; Bungling the operations in Marawi City and indiscriminately destroying lives and property through aerial bombings, artillery and mortar; Favoring certain Chinese businessmen and Duterte relatives and cronies in the award of projected infrastructure projects using loans from China; Betraying the sovereign rights of the Filipino people by making the Philippines a debt vassal of China and offering to China the oil and gas resources under the West Philippine Sea as collateral for Chinese loans; and Seeking to replace the partnership with the United States in matters of national security with an even more lopsided relationship with China and Russia.  Television network GMA reported that the military has reiterated its support for the administration of Duterte and strongly denied PADEM’s allegations. Military spokesman Brigadier General Restituto Padilla said the entire Armed Forces of the Philippines, along with all the men and women of the uniformed services and all their civilian personnel, stand by the government and support Duterte, their commander-in-chief. Padilla said the accusations and issues cited by the group are unfounded and uncalled for. “Such issues are clearly politically motivated and a matter that the AFP does not and will not subscribe to,” GMA quoted him as saying, adding, they are the constitutionally mandated protectors of the people and will stand by law-abiding citizens whenever and wherever they are needed. “Having affirmed this, the AFP, however, will not hesitate in acting against forces who shall undermine the stability and security of our country and those who wish to destabilize our nation thru unconstitutional means,” he said. Communist rebels had previously said that the Central Intelligence Agency is plotting to oust Duterte alongside the plan to assassinate Jose Maria Sison, founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines. Sison, in a statement he issued in May, said those who continue to support him assert that performance in a year is not enough basis for a final judgment and that there is more than enough time ahead for him to accomplish promises that have most impressed them, such as the eradication of the drug problem, criminality, and corruption. He said Duterte has, in fact, pleaded that he needs three or four more years to bring about the significant changes that he previously thought would be done in six months’ time. His promised campaign against the pork barrel and other forms of corruption of the Aquino regime has not yet materialized. “Where he has been most successful at, projecting himself as a strong leader by calling on the police and the public to kill drug addict-pushers, he has attracted the most severe and sustained condemnation by institutions, the [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2017
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Philippines will not raise arbitral award in direct talks with China

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines will not raise the ruling of a United Nations-backed tribunal on the South China Sea in its bilateral talks with China,.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 20th, 2017

Front Page: Beijing may be heeding S. China Sea ruling -- US

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte may have gotten Beijing to do exactly what it said it wouldn't: adhere -- even if only in part -- to the July "award" in an arbitral case that struck down the basis for China's claim to much of the South China Sea and affirmed.....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 1st, 2016

Philippines wins South China Sea case vs China

China has no legal basis to assert sovereignty over the West Philippine Sea and its “nine-dash line” is invalid, the United Nations Arbitral Tribunal said in a ruling released on Tuesday. In a statement Tuesday, the Tribunal said China has vio.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJul 17th, 2016

North Korea and China in ice dance to the music of diplomacy

At the climax of a festival on ice to celebrate late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il on Friday, Olympic skaters from the host nation and neighboring China swapped partners to dance together. The moment symbolized the markedly improved relations between Beijing and nuclear-armed Pyongyang amid a flurry of diplomacy on and around the peninsula. The four skaters --- Ryom Tae Ok and Kim Ju Sik of the North, who qualified for last year's Winter Olympics in the South, and Sui Wenjing and Han Cong, who took the ice dance silver in Pyeongchang --- were the star attractions of the pageant. With portraits of Kim --- father and predecessor of current leader Kim Jong Un --- and his own ...Keep on reading: North Korea and China in ice dance to the music of diplomacy.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

Lockdown: Sarri keeps team in locker room after Chelsea loss

By Steve Douglas, Associated Press Unable to fathom his team's second-half capitulation, Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri kept his players in the locker room for around an hour after a humiliating 4-0 loss at Bournemouth on Wednesday. His assistants weren't allowed in the room. The media was kept waiting. Sarri simply wanted answers. "I needed to understand," Sarri said. "It's impossible to play in such a different way between the first and second half. I don't understand why." Sarri even started to question himself. "Maybe it's my fault," he added, "maybe I'm not able to motivate them." From 0-0 at halftime, Chelsea conceded four goals to slump to its heaviest loss so far in Sarri's turbulent reign. It's back-to-back league defeats for Chelsea, which was outplayed in a 2-0 loss at Arsenal 11 days earlier. That led to a coruscating attack from Sarri on his players' attitude and mentality. It hasn't had the desired effect, with Chelsea now out of the top four — on goals scored below Arsenal — in the race to secure one of the four Champions League qualification positions. Without one of them, Sarri surely won't survive more than a season at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea has long since exited the title race, which was thought to be down to two teams — Liverpool and Manchester City. However, Liverpool failed to fully capitalize on City's 2-1 loss to Newcastle on Tuesday by only drawing 1-1 at home to Leicester a day later, giving Juergen Klopp's team a five-point lead when it could have been seven. Now there might be a third team in contention, with Tottenham rallying to a 2-1 win over Watford to close to within seven points of Liverpool. ___ HIGUAIN INEFFECTIVE Gonzalo Higuain was handed a first Premier League start by Chelsea after his loan move from Juventus. It was a sobering night for the Argentine striker. He was substituted after 65 minutes, having failed to record a shot on target or look a significant upgrade on Olivier Giroud — the target man already at the London club. "You don't know what you are doing," sang Chelsea's fans when Sarri sent on Giroud as a replacement for Higuain, supposedly the answers to Chelsea's scoring problems. Josh King scored either side of a superb solo strike from David Brooks, before Charlie Daniels added a fourth for Bournemouth in second-half stoppage time. NERVOUS LIVERPOOL With Liverpool in position to win a first league title since 1990, the ground staff seems to be doing everything it can to help the team out. At halftime, workers cleared snow out of the penalty area that Liverpool was attacking but didn't do the same to the one the team was defending. Not that it mattered. This was an unconvincing, sometimes nervous display by the leaders, who couldn't build on the lead Sadio Mane gave them after 121 seconds — Liverpool's quickest league goal in nearly three years. Harry Maguire equalized in first-half stoppage time for Leicester, which has beaten Chelsea and Man City in the past five weeks. It was the first time since April that Liverpool has dropped points against anyone outside the so-called "Big Six" in the league. TOTTENHAM RECOVERS So much for Tottenham being in a crisis. After exiting two cup competitions in the space of four days last week, Tottenham ensured it can still have a say in the title race in the league by coming from behind against Watford. Craig Cathcart headed home a corner in the 38th to put Watford ahead but Son Heung-min marked his return from the Asian Cup duty with South Korea with an equalizer in the 80th. Fernando Llorente then made up for a glaring miss earlier in the game by heading home a cross to secure a second straight late comeback win for Spurs, who netted in injury time to earn a 2-1 win at Fulham in their previous league match. In Wednesday's other game, Wilfried Zaha scored and was later sent off for Crystal Palace in a 1-1 draw at Southampton, which moved four points clear of the relegation zone......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 31st, 2019

There’s still hope

DUBAI---Go for the win and hope for the best. With three spots in the knockout stage still up for grabs, the Philippines looks to seize its opportunity to make history as it battles a familiar foe in Kyrgyzstan on Wednesday night in their final group match in the AFC Asian Cup at Rashid Stadium here. With both squads winless after two matches, expect a fiery showdown between the two tournament newcomers with maximum points giving either team a possible ticket to the next round. South Korea and China have already locked up the two spots in the Azkals' group, while Bahrain sealed one of the four spots for the best third placers after stunning India, 1-0, with a late goal Tuesday n...Keep on reading: There’s still hope.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

Jack Ma s rural school: Swanky and comfortable | Inquirer News

BEIJING --- Model rooms for rural boarding school promoted by Alibaba Group Chairman and Founder Jack Ma Yun were unveiled Sunday during Jack Ma Rural Teacher Award ceremony held in Sanya, South China.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 14th, 2019

Jack Ma’s rural school: Swanky and comfortable

BEIJING --- Model rooms for rural boarding school promoted by Alibaba Group Chairman and Founder Jack Ma Yun were unveiled Sunday during Jack Ma Rural Teacher Award ceremony held in Sanya, South China's Hainan province. The over 20-square-meter room can accommodate six students, comes with attached bathroom and one designated teacher to supervise the room. The cost of each room is 40,000 yuan ($5,921). Ma first put forward the plan to build rural boarding school last year and started trials at a rural school in Chun'an county, East China's Zhejiang province. Apart from dormitory, the plan also includes two play-and-fun centers on each floor in the dorm building, encompassing ei...Keep on reading: Jack Ma’s rural school: Swanky and comfortable.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 14th, 2019

Kim Jong Un on way to China for summit

SEOUL --- North Korea's state media says leader Kim Jong Un has left for China. The North Korean leader "is to visit China on Jan. 7-10... at the invitation of Xi Jinping," the official Korean Central News Agency said Tuesday. The news agency added that Kim departed for China on Monday afternoon with his wife Ri Sol Ju and top officials. The KCNA dispatch came after South Korean media reported late Monday that Kim may be on his way to Beijing aboard a special train for his fourth summit with Chinese leader Xi Jinping. Kim's trip comes after U.S. and North Korean officials are believed to have met in Vietnam to discuss the location of a second summit between Kim and President ...Keep on reading: Kim Jong Un on way to China for summit.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 8th, 2019

Asian Cup: Spirited Azkals fall short to South Korea in opener

The Philippine Azkals put up a spirited effort but ultimately fell to South Korea, 1-0, in their 2019 AFC Asian Cup Opener at the Al-Maktoum Stadium in Dubai, Monday evening, Manila time.  South Korea controlled the pace of the match in the first half, dominating ball possession by a large margin, but the Filipino side displayed tremendous defense, keeping the scorelines at 0-0 stalemate by the end of the first 45 minutes.  The Azkals did have their chances late in the first half, highlighted by a Daisuke Sato cross that found its way to Javier Patiño for the Filipinos' best attempt of the first frame.  The Filipinos continued to try and push the pace as the second half began, with Patiño once again coming within inches of converting for the Azkals.  The South Koreans finally breached the Azkals defense in the 67th minute however, with Hwang Uijo firing a shot from just in side the box and sending it into the top left corner for the conversion.  The tournament favorites, who finished as runners-up in the 2015 edition of the Asian Cup, dominated possession once again as they kept the Azkals at bay for their first three points of the tournament.  The Azkals meanwhile, take a close loss in their first-ever Asian Cup fixture, but can take solace in the fact that they were able to push the fourth-ranked nation in Asia to the limit and held them to just a single goal.  The Pinoy side will hope to keep the same confidence and momentum as they meet China PR next on Friday, January 11th at the Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 7th, 2019