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Raising war with China over arbitral award meant to scare Filipinos

Enforcing the Philippines' arbitral win against China does not necessarily mean going to war with Beijing, Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio stressed......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJul 12th, 2019

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:  philstarRelated NewsJul 12th, 2019

Duterte ready to ignore arbitral ruling for joint exploration with China

After raising the South China Sea arbitral ruling with Chinese President Xi Jinping, President Rodrigo Duterte said he is willing to set it aside for economic gain......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 11th, 2019

We Told You China Would not listen

We don't relish saying this, but we told you so. In our August 7, 2019 editorial, we noted that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) could care less what Filipinos had to say regarding the October 2015 arbitral tribunal ruling that favored the Philippines over China ........»»

Category: newsSource:  philnewsRelated NewsSep 6th, 2019

‘Accepting China’s rejection of arbitral award a betrayal of public trust’

It would be a betrayal of public trust should the Duterte administration accept China’s rejection of the landmark ruling that invalidated its sweeping claim over the South China Sea, parts of which is the West Philippine Sea, former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario said Saturday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 31st, 2019

Duterte raises Hague ruling but China remains steadfast

BEIJING, China – Chinese President Xi Jinping did not budge when President Duterte raised the 2016 arbitral ruling on the West Philippine Sea during their bilateral meeting here Thursday. Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said that Duterte was steadfast in raising concerns central to the Philippines’ claim in the West Philippine Sea, including the ruling held […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsAug 30th, 2019

Palace: Duterte can raise any issue with China s Xi as friends

Stressing that President Rodrigo Duterte is committed to raising the South China Sea arbitral ruling with his Chinese counterpart, Malacañang said the president can raise any issue with Beijing......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 26th, 2019

Palace: China s refusal to recognize arbitral ruling won t stop Duterte from raising it with Xi

"That's the position and right of China not to budge on their position, in the same way that it is our right not to budge in ours.".....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 11th, 2019

Naval operations of foreign powers refute China s claim, enforce arbitral award

Freedom of navigation and overflight operations of naval powers in the South China Sea serve as an advantage for the Philippines, Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio said Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 12th, 2019

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

Is China Using Cyber Attacks to Sabotage the Philippines?

On July 12, 2016, shortly after the arbitral tribunal ruled in favor of the Philippines, internet access for many Filipinos was inexplicably lost. And for several days thereafter, once stable online access fluctuated on and off to the consternation of tho.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philnewsRelated NewsAug 9th, 2016

Is China Using Cyber Attacks to Sabotage the Philippines?

On July 12, 2016, shortly after the arbitral tribunal ruled in favor of the Philippines, internet access for many Filipinos was inexplicably lost. And for several days thereafter, once stable online access fluctuated on and off to the consternation of tho.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philnewsRelated NewsAug 8th, 2016

President Duterte, Do Not Make Any Bilateral Agreements With China At This Time

The problem with us Filipinos is we seem to take every opportunityto miss an opportunity! Case in point: the recent ruling by the arbitral court in the Hague where the judges hearing the case unanimously ruled in favor of the Philippines. It has been o.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philnewsRelated NewsJul 19th, 2016

PHI squad shows promise despite loss in first tune-up match

Philippine national men’s volleyball team head coach Dante Alinsunurin saw his wards yield to Saitama Azalea, 20-25, 23-25, 23-25, Thursday evening in their first tune-up match in Japan. But the mentor felt that his squad displayed a lot of promise and moving on the right direction in their build up for the 30th Southeast Asian Games.   “Ang laking bagay sa amin sabi ko nga e yung adjustment lang makita namin, yung nangyayari, yung sistema nila na-adopt namin,” said Alinsunurin after the game at the Ejimi Gym. The Nationals, who opened their 16-day training camp with morning workout before travelling on a 2-hour bus ride to the match venue, were plagued with errors but still gave the Division 2 club a good fight in front of good crowd. “Nandoon naman yung gusto naming mangyari kaya lang hindi naman medyo nabaguhan, yung sistema kasi nila talagang mabilis, yung adjustment (namin) mabagal,” Alinsunurin said of his wards, who shook of a sluggish start but still came up short. “Lumalabas pa rin ‘yung unforced errors namin like ‘yung service namin halos nag-error kami ng seven to eight points.” Power-hitters Marck Espejo and Ranran Abdilla tried to rally the Nationals, who gave the Japanese squad quite a scare in the last two sets only to bow down in the end.  “Masaya hindi naman basta-basta sila kalaban ayun nakadikit kami isa na rin yun sa magandang potential ng team na ito,” said Abdilla. “Kasi ang Japan isa sa pinakamagaling lalo na yung depensa nila nahirapan lang kami magadjust nung first two sets pero nung third set nakaadjust kami, kaya lang kulang pa rin.” The Filipinos will take on Tsukuba United on Friday. “Sana lang magtuloy-tuloy every time na sino yung makakaharap namin maka-adjust kami,” said Alinsunurin. “Kailangan naming mag-adjust, kailangan namin matuto, kailangan namin makakuha ng experience dito sinabi ko naman sa mga bata, 'pupunta tayo dito para maglaro or magsakripisyo sa lahat ng gagawin natin para sa SEA Games'.”      .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 7th, 2019

Filipinos shift to chicken and beef as African swine fever spreads

MANILA, Philippines – The African swine fever (ASF) scare has led to consumers eating more chicken and beef, even though the disease does not harm humans. In a press briefing on Tuesday, November 5, National Statistician Dennis Mapa said inflation in the National Capital Region (NCR) inched ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 5th, 2019

India will not join RCEP trade deal in blow to sprawling Asian pact

BANGKOK, Thailand – India said Monday, November 4, it would not join a sprawling Asian trade pact , raising fears over how domestic producers would be hit, in a major blow to the Beijing-backed deal. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) was meant to account for 30% of global GDP and loop in half of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 5th, 2019

Pasaol, Munzon eyed to lead Philippines in FIBA 3X3 OQT

Alvin Pasaol and Joshua Munzon are said-to-be shoo-ins for the Philippines' national 3x3 team which will see action in the 2020 FIBA 3X3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament (OQT). "Obviously, we need to have the top players in the country - especially the top two," Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 league commissioner and program director Eric Altamirano said. "Joshua and Alvin are most likely going to be part of the team." Pasaol (420, 940) and Munzon (475, 860) are no. 2 and no. 1, respectively, in the Philippines in terms of ranking points. That is exactly why the two are being tipped to lead the Filipinos in the world meet in March of next year in Delhi, India. Other players being considered for the national team are Santi Santillan, Karl Dehesa, Troy Rike, Dylan Ababou, Chris De Chavez, Franky Johnson, Roosevelt Adams, and Leo De Vera. Last Friday, the Philippines officially entered the 20-team OQT. There, three tickets to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are up for grabs. With only four months to prepare before they wage war with fellow Pool C teams no. 6 Slovenia, no. 10 France, no. 17 Qatar, and no. 33 Dominican Republic, Altamirano bared that overseas training is underway for the country's representatives. "We already have a plan and we just have to finalize it with boss Ronald [Mascarinas]," he said, referring to 3x3 patron Ronald Mascarinas. As per the well-respected mentor, the national team pool is mulling traveling to and then training in Eastern Europe or China. The new season of Chooks Pilipinas 3x3 tipping off on January of next year will also be a big boost for preparations. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2019

How Gretchen and Marjorie Barretto feud shocked Rodrigo Duterte and transfixed Filipinos

How the Barretto sisters shocked Duterte and broke the internet South China Morning Post.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsOct 28th, 2019

Robredo: China ‘must first recognize’ PH ownership in joint exploration

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo does not believe the looming joint oil and gas exploration deal with China is fair to Filipinos, as the foreign country has yet to recognize the Philippines' sovereignty over the West Philippine Sea.  On Monday, October 28, Robredo said she does not ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 28th, 2019

NCAA 95: Policarpio hurting because of lost championship for Mapua, not lost MVP

It looked like all was falling into place for Jonnel Policarpio to win MVP in the NCAA 95 Juniors Basketball Tournament. Even after missing the first three games, the second-year forward made an immediate impact for Mapua High School once he played and stuffed the stat sheet. And so, at the end of the first round of eliminations, he found himself second in terms of Statistical Points (SPs). Actually, though, Policarpio was the frontrunner for MVP as Rhayyan Amsali, the no.1 in SPs, got suspended for a game and is therefore ineligible for individual awards.. That wasn't meant to be, however, as there was one thing that didn't go as planned - the Red Robins getting dethroned earlier than expected. Of course, the fact that they were unable to defend their title hurt a lot for the prideful program. "Masakit para sa amin, pero okay lang din. Kami kasi, halos puro rookie so babawi na lang kami next year," their 6-foot-4 do-it-all weapon said. And that lost title for him and his team was the one and only thing he regretted in what turned out to be a lost season for Mapua - not the lost MVP for him. "Okay lang yun. Tapos na yun," he said of no longer being qualified for the top individual award. As per league rules, the Season MVP must come from a team which makes the semifinals. When the next season rolls around, everybody can expect Policarpio to be gunning for a trophy - but not the MVP. "Ibabalik namin yung kampyonato sa Mapua," he said, full of confidence about their chances as their team remains intact. He then continued, "101 percent yung gutom namin para mabalik yung championship next year." There, the Pampanga native knows full well he will have to be the leader that he wasn't for much of this lost season. As he put it, "Kailangan, on and off court, tuturuan ko yung mga bata kong teammate para sabay-sabay kaming mag-improve. This year kasi, sobra akong nagulat na ako na bigla yung leader." He then continued, "Pero pasalamat sa coaches namin kasi binibigyan pa rin nila ako ng tiwala." The good news is that he has already come a long way in doing that - if head coach Yong Garcia is to be believed. "Nagkaroon kasi siya ng problema sa academics sa start ng season kaya on and off siya sa ensayo. Pinapag-focus ko siya sa aral kaya 'di niya gamay yung laro namin, lalo na sa depensa, nung una," he shared. He then continued, "Pero masaya kami kasi ngayon, nakita naming talagang trinabaho niya at gumaganda na nga yung laro niya ulit." Still, coach Yong will continue challenging Policarpio to be the best he can be - on and off the court. "Malaki yung binigay ko sa kanyang responsibilidad. Unang-una, 'di na siya pwede um-absent sa ensayo dahil dun lang siya makakapag-focus sa team talaga," he said. The even better news is that Mapua's main man is only taking the tall task head-on. "Sabi sa akin ni coach na kahit saan, ibigay ko best ko. Malaki ang expectations niya sa akin so gagagawin ko yun palagi," he said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2019

Adam Silver on China: Not sure where we ll go from here

By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Chinese officials wanted Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey to be fired for his tweet supporting anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, and the league emphatically dismissed the request. Silver also said that the league is already feeling “substantial” financial losses because of the Chinese reaction to Morey’s deleted tweet. “Obviously, we made clear that we were being asked to fire him by the Chinese government, by the parties we dealt with, government and business,” Silver said Thursday (Friday, PHL time) during an appearance at the Time 100 Health Summit in New York. “We said, ‘There’s no chance that’s happening. There’s no chance we’ll even discipline him.’” On Friday morning, China refuted Silver's claim that it demanded Morey be fired, with Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang saying the “Chinese government never posed this requirement.” Silver said Thursday (Friday, PHL time) he isn’t sure what will happen to the NBA’s relationship with China, which has been growing steadily over the last three decades. “I felt we had made enormous progress in terms of building cultural exchanges with the Chinese people,” Silver said. “Again, I have regret that much of that was lost. And I’m not even sure where we’ll go from here.” The league and LeBron James, one of its biggest stars, have been heavily criticized by some U.S. lawmakers for the perception that they caved to the Chinese regime. Morey has not been rebuked publicly by the league, and Silver has said that the league will support his freedom of expression. “We wanted to make an absolute clear statement that the values of the NBA, these American values -- we are an American business -- travel with us wherever we go, and one of those values is free expression,” Silver said. “We wanted to make sure everyone understood we were supporting free expression.” The Rockets were of massive interest in China, largely because of Yao Ming -- the Chinese star who spent his entire NBA career in Houston. Yao is now the president of the Chinese Basketball Association, which has suspended its ties to the Rockets because of the tweet. Morey has not commented publicly since a pair of tweets on Oct. 6 attempting to clarify his position. “I understand there is a point of view from some that we shouldn’t be in business at all in China, and I’d say from an intellectual standpoint, that’s fair -- not getting into whether the tweet or the response to it,” Silver said. “But if people believe that we shouldn’t be engaged in commerce in China or frankly in other places in the world ... I, at some point, look to the American government. “We’re in the middle of negotiating a trade agreement,” Silver continued. “Many multinational corporations do trade extensively with China. And if that’s ultimately how our government feels we should be dealing with China, again, we are a U.S. company.” Chinese state broadcaster CCTV did not air the two NBA preseason games between the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets last week. Tencent, which has a $1.5 billion deal to stream NBA games in China over the next five years, has also stopped showing Rockets games but has not totally dropped all NBA content. “The losses have already been substantial,” Silver said. “Our games are not back on the air in China, as we speak, and we’ll see what happens next.” Silver was at the summit to discuss the league’s deeper commitment to ensuring players and employees are taking care of their mental health, something that has been a growing topic in the NBA in recent years -- particularly with the acknowledgment of top players like San Antonio’s DeMar DeRozan and Cleveland’s Kevin Love that they struggle with certain issues. Silver also addressed how social media can make matters more difficult for those who engage. “Social media, it seems pretty clear, is raising the anxiety level and stress level among our young people,” Silver said. “There’s a lot of hate speech out there. There’s stress to be included, there’s emotional issues about being left out of groups. And then compound that with NBA players when there’s in some cases millions and millions of seemingly anonymous people taking shots at them. And while the advice often is ‘just don’t read it,’ it’s awfully hard.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 18th, 2019