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WATCH: Joint exploration with China akin to surrendering, says Carpio

MANILA, Philippines — Supreme Court senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio recalled why the Philippine government refused to sign a deal with China after th.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 17th, 2016

Innovation, competitiveness and development in Asia

Kuala Lumpur -- I just attended the “Asian think tanks dialogue on Innovation, Competitiveness and Development” in Kuala Lumpur sponsored by the Geneva Network (UK). The event, last Wednesday, was attended by mostly free market-oriented and independent think tank leaders with participants from China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines (me), Singapore, S. Korea, Thailand and Vietnam......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 16th, 2019

Vietnam rejects Beijing s South China Sea fishing ban that covers Philippine EEZ

Hanoi has expressed opposition against Beijing's imposition of its annual fishing moratorium in the South China Sea, which also includes the West Philippine Sea......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 7th, 2019

China-funded Chico Pump Irrigation trampling on IP rights

Apart from the onerous loan agreement, other controversies continue to surface in relation to the P4.3 billion Chico River Pump Irrigation Project (CRPIP). For this project, the first and biggest soft loan package offered by China to the Philippines, the Duterte government has trampled the principles of free and prior informed consent (FPIC) and thus the rights of indigenous peoples......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsMay 7th, 2019

Indonesia to sink scores of boats to deter illegal fishing

PONTIANAK, Indonesia – Indonesia began sinking dozens of impounded foreign boats on Saturday, May 4, to deter illegal fishing in its waters, a week after a naval vessel clashed with a Vietnamese coastguard near the South China Sea.  Up to 51 foreign boats – including from Vietnam, Malaysia and China – will be scuttled at several ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 4th, 2019

PHL-France sign tourism cooperation agreement

FRANCE AND the Philippines have signed an agreement to strengthen tourism ties and increase the flow of visitors both ways......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2019

China Telecom formally signs Philippines JV agreement - Telecom Asia

China Telecom formally signs Philippines JV agreement Telecom Asia China Telecom has formally signed the agreement to create Mislatel, the joint venture that will become the Philippines' third mo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsApr 30th, 2019

Please Engage China at the UN, Secretary Locsin

A recent article in the Philippine Daily Inquirer caused us to do a double-take when we read that Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddyboy Locsin Jr. intended to protest Communist China’s establishment of a maritime rescue center on Kagitingan (Fiery Cross) Reef in the West Philippine Sea (WPS). Kagitingan lies halfway between the Philippines and Vietnam and is claimed by both countries as well as Taiwan and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) ........»»

Category: newsSource:  philnewsRelated NewsApr 28th, 2019

Rody to sign defense pact with Russia this summer

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – President Duterte is scheduled to visit Russia this summer to sign a defense agreement for possible acquisition of military log.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 18th, 2017

China: Outsider US should respect ASEAN agreement on South China Sea

MANILA, Philippines — China reminded the United States to stop taking sides on issues of sovereignty in the region following the statement of US Secretary of.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 13th, 2017

Government welcomes Reds’ readiness to sign ceasefire pact

MANILA, Philippines - The government peace negotiating panel welcomed yesterday the readiness of communist rebels to sign a bilateral ceasefire agreement wit.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 12th, 2016

Another sign that the Philippines is cozying up to China - Los Angeles Times

Another sign that the Philippines is cozying up to China - Los Angeles Times.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsDec 12th, 2016

SBP, PBA sign pact to put up best Gilas 5

MANILA, Philippines - The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas and the Philippine Basketball Association formally signed a memorandum of agreement Wednesday, ceme.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 24th, 2016

Duterte vows to sign Paris climate deal

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday announced that he will sign the Paris Agreement to combat climate change after his Cabinet voted in.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 7th, 2016

Fishers back to Panatag an interim gain for Phl

Absent a formal agreement between the Philippines and China, the latter lifted last week its naval blockage that, for the past four years, had prevented Fili.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 4th, 2016

PH, US verifying if Chinese left Panatag

The Philippines and the US are trying to verify a report that Chinese Coast Guard ships have left a disputed shoal, allowing Filipino fishermen back to the rich fishing area that China seized in 2012, triggering tensions in the South China Sea......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsOct 30th, 2016

Sovereignty unresolved but we must be thankful for fishing rights

ON Scarborough Shoal, which is Panatag Shoal or Bajo de Masinloc to us, the Philippines and China have simply agreed to disagree......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsOct 25th, 2016

Duterte details Scarborough Shoal compromise

The president shared the imminent breakthrough about the fishing rights of Filipino fishermen even as the Philippines and China refused to back down on their respective territorial claims in the South China Sea......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2016

Philippines’ ‘separation’ from US jilts Clinton, too

Some former officials worry that China is playing divide-and-conquer in the region, calculating that if it can peel the Philippines away from the United States, Malaysia and Vietnam will follow......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2016

Philippines, China sign $24-B deals

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines has garnered $24 billion worth of investment and financing agreements in one of the most controversial and lucrative st.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 21st, 2016