Category: newsSource: manila_shimbun manila_shimbunAug 13th, 2019

Locsin eyes ‘universal ban’ on foreign marine surveys in PH waters

MANILA, Philippines – After two Chinese survey ships were found to be operating in the Philippines' exclusive economic zone (EEZ) without permission, Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr announced he was eyeing a "universal ban" on marine surveys in Philippine waters. Locsin said on Monday, August 12, he wanted to do so ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 12th, 2019

Filipinos should lead marine survey in Philippine waters — Locsin

Foreign ships may conduct marine survey in Philippine exclusive economic zone provided that they turn over control to Filipino scientists, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 14th, 2019

Philippines files another diplomatic protest vs China

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The Philippines has filed another diplomatic protest against China, this time over the presence of Chinese  survey ships  and  warships  in the Philippines' exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr announced the Philippine government's move in a tweet on Friday, August 9. "Okay, got it, General. DFA ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 9th, 2019

Stop whining, Locsin says after PH sends notice of VFA termination

MANILA, Philippines – Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr on Thursday, February 13, agreed with calls to reject visiting forces agreements with other countries after the Duterte government signed its formal notice it was terminating the Philippines' Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States. "Time to pay our own way ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2020

PH terminates VFA

The Philippines had officially informed the United States that it was terminating the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between the two countries, Palace spokesman Salvador Panelo said on Tuesday. President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday night ordered Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea to direct Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. to send the notice to the US government. Locsin said […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2020

Despite risks, Duterte orders Locsin to terminate VFA

MANILA, Philippines – Defying warnings issued by top security and foreign affairs officials, President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to send the United States formal notice that he was terminating the two countries' Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA). Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo on Friday, February 7, said ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2020

PH, Japan to boost cooperation on security, maintaining rule of law in region

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines and Japan on Thursday, January 9, underscored the importance of cooperation in maintaining the rule of law in the region as both countries continued to face China's aggressive territorial claims. During Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi's first official visit to the Philippines, Philippine Foreign Secretary Tedoro Locsin ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2020

We’re getting distressing and disturbing news

Last Friday, I wrote in my Freeman column a distressing news that the Philippines ranked the lowest in reading comprehension and second lowest in science and mathematics among 79 countries covered by the 2018 Programme for International Student Assessment, a global survey headed by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. Results showed that one in four students is unable to complete even the most basic reading tasks......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 18th, 2019

Philippine students most exposed to bullying

The government must strictly enforce the Anti-Bully Law after the global education survey Program for International Student Assessment 2018, which ranked the Philippines the lowest in Reading and second to the lowest in Science and Math among 79 countries, also showed that Filipino students are the most exposed to bullying, Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 15th, 2019

Chinese research ships to get permits only when exploring undisputed seas

China has expressed its willingness to abide by international law after issuing a new policy on marine scientific research in foreign countries......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 12th, 2019

Survey finds more Pinoys value PH ties with US than with China

About eight in 10 Filipinos believe that the Philippines‘ relationship with the United States is more important than its relationship with China, even though half of the population believe that the Philippines can strike a good relationship with both countries, a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey results released on Saturday showed. In the 2019 third quarter survey conducted from […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsDec 7th, 2019

SSS to Intensify Programs to Reach Out to the Informal Sector for Universal Protection

The state-run Social Security System (SSS) on Friday said it will beef up its efforts to reach out to informal sector workers and provide them with meaningful social security protection following the results of an Australian-based survey ranked the Philippines as one of the pension systems that need improvement out of the 37 countries in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 11th, 2019

‘Ok boomer’ moment in NZ parliament goes viral | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Philippine GDP growth jumps to 6.2% in Q3 2019 Despite criticism, Locsin demands apology from Inquirer reporter Satisfaction in Duterte government slips in Q3 , but rating still ‘very good’ – survey 'OK, boomer': New Zealand MP hits out at parliament age gap Teaser, poster for 'Elcano and Magellan' movie draw flak in the Philippines – and rightfully so   – Executive Producer / Writer Lilibeth Frondoso Associate Producer / Publisher Marga Deona Jaira Roxas Master Editor / Playback Emerald Hidalgo Jaene Zaplan Jaen Manegdeg Quita Chuatico.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 7th, 2019

PH Ranks 8th Among Travelers’ Favorite Countries in the World

The Philippines is eighth among the most favorite countries in the world at the annual Condé Nast Traveler awards outranking popular destinations such as Italy and Japan. The country was named in the New York-based luxury and travel magazine’s Top 20 Countries in the World by around 600,000 readers who registered for the 2019 survey. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsOct 28th, 2019

Philippines files diplomatic protest vs China over ships near Ayungin shoal

MANILA, Philippines – Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr on Wednesday, October 2, ordered the filing of a diplomatic protest against China over the presence of its vessels near Ayungin Shoal (Second Thomas Shoal) in the West Philippine Sea. "DFA Philippines fire off another diplomatic protest. Now," Locsin tweeted past midnight on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 1st, 2019

Philippines, UAE sign pact vs human trafficking

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) vowed to cooperate and strengthen measures to combat human trafficking and ensure the protection of women and children. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the two countries was signed by Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro "Teddyboy" Locsin Jr and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 27th, 2019

U.N. report on attacks vs PH rights groups is shoddy work – Locsin

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines on Monday, September 23, tossed aside a report by United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, which cited the Philippines among countries where  human rights defenders working with the international body have been subjected to attacks. "The UNHRC (UN Human Rights Council) report reads like it was written by ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2019

Locsin defends rejection of anti-drug war nations’ loans

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) yesterday said the Philippines refuses to take money from countries that support a United Nations resolution to monitor the government’s drug war after Malacañang earlier ordered a suspension of negotiations for loans and grants from these countries......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2019

Duterte tells Xi of deep concern over Chinese warships intrusion

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte personally asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to ensure that Chinese warships and survey ships comply with international regulations when passing through Philippine waters. In their bilateral meeting on Thursday, August 29, Duterte relayed his "deep concern" over several cases of Chinese Naval ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 30th, 2019

‘Chinese research ships sighted in Pacific but outside Phl’

The Chinese ship detected in the Pacific was actually conducting a survey outside the Philippines 200-nautical mile Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 25th, 2019