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Roque on China goodwill in Panatag: What matters is PH can fish there

MANILA, Philippines – Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said he doesn't care if Filipino fishermen are allowed to fish Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal out of China's  "goodwill," as what matters is that they now have access to the shoal's resources. Roque made the statement in a news briefing on Thursday, June 14, ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerJun 14th, 2018

Roque on China goodwill in Panatag: What matters is PH can fish there

MANILA, Philippines – Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said he doesn't care if Filipino fishermen are allowed to fish Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal out of China's  "goodwill," as what matters is that they now have access to the shoal's resources. Roque made the statement in a news briefing on Thursday, June 14, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Carpio warns against PH accepting China’s ‘goodwill’ line

  The Philippines may lose its legal right to Panatag Shoal if it accepts China's line that it allows Filipinos to fish there "out of goodwill," acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio said on Thursday.   Speaking in an interview on CNN Philippines, Carpio said China's goodwill was "immaterial," as the UN-backed Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague ruled in 2016 that Panatag Shoal --- known internationally as Scarborough Shoal --- was a common fishing ground for the Philippines, China and Vietnam.   Commenting on a controversy involving Filipino fishermen and Chinese coast guards, Geng Shuang, spokesperson for China's foreign ministry, earlier told re...Keep on reading: Carpio warns against PH accepting China’s ‘goodwill’ line.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

PH Democracy, Scarborough, Independence Day | Evening wRap

  Today on Rappler: A majority of Filipinos remain satisfied with how democracy is working in the country and prefer it to any other kind of government. China said it has allowed Filipino fishermen to fish in Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal) in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) "out of goodwill." Vice President ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

China allows Filipinos to fish in Panatag out of goodwill

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – China said on Tuesday, June 12, that it has allowed Filipino fishermen to fish in Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal) in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) "out of goodwill." This negates the claim of Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on Sunday, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

China vows ‘serious investigation’ into Chinese seizures of fish catch in Philippine waters

China on Monday said it will “seriously” investigate the reported Chinese confiscations of Filipino fishermen's catch at Panatag (Scarborough) shoal, adding that it has allowed Filipino fishermen to fish in the area “out of goodwill.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

Shoal incident ‘fish thievery’ — Roque

THE Philippines is not conceding to China the country’s legal rights to fish in Scarborough Shoal, Malacañang said yesterday, even calling “fish thievery” the taking by Chinese Coast Guard officers of the catch of Filipino fishermen in the West Philippine Sea. “We do not concede,” Roque said in a Palace….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Duterte tells China to probe complaints of PH fishermen

President Rodrigo Duterte skipped diplomatic channels and went directly to Ambassador Zhao Jianhua to relay to China his concerns over the confiscation of Filipino fishermen's catch by Chinese coast guards at Panatag Shoal, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said on Wednesday.   Speaking in a radio interview about the discussion between Mr. Duterte and Zhao during Independence Day rites in Kawit, Cavite province, on Tuesday, Roque said that given the chance, the President would have gone directly to Chinese President Xi Jinping to remind him that they had an agreement on free access by Filipinos to Panatag Shoal.   The President told Zhao that China should invest...Keep on reading: Duterte tells China to probe complaints of PH fishermen.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Malacañang: No to costly suit vs China over damaged reefs

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang on Wednesday, June 13, thumbed down calls to sue China over destroyed coral reefs in Scarborough (Panatag) Shoal, as taking legal action would be costly and would "reverse the diplomatic gains" of the Philippines.  Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque issued the statement in response to the recommendation ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 13th, 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

Malacañang wants China to discipline errant Coast Guard personnel

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said China needs to "discipline" its Coast Guard personnel if proven that they took Filipino fishermen's catch. "China has to discipline the errant Coast Guard [personnel] who take fish because that's unacceptable," said Roque on Monday, June 11, during a Malacañang press ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

Schools rankings, Chinese takes fish, Domeng | Midday wRap

  Today on Rappler: UP, AdMU, DLSU fall in latest Quacquarelli Symonds world university rankings. Videos show the China Coast Guard has been habitually taking the catch of Filipino fishermen in Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal off the coast of Zambales province. Domeng now a tropical storm .    Executive Producer / Writer Lilibeth Frondoso Associate Producer / ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

Roque: PH should not get involved in US-China intramural in Panatag Shoal

Roque: PH should not get involved in US-China intramural in Panatag Shoal.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2018

Palace banking on China ‘goodwill’

Malacaang on Monday said it was still relying on the "goodwill" of China after a newspaper in the mainland reported that China had "accelerated and enhanced its military presence" in the South China Sea. It also said that there was a plan to commission a "fleet of offshore nuclear platforms" for its islands before 2020. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said it was prudent to find out where the actual construction occurred since the Philippines was not claiming the whole South China Sea. "We don't know where these works are. We continue to rely on China's good faith," Roque said in a statement. "Location is material since we do not have claims on all the islands and water...Keep on reading: Palace banking on China ‘goodwill’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 25th, 2017

Opinion: Trade Tripper -- Jemy Gatdula: "Keeping China out of Panatag"

In these topsy turvy times, what is remarkable becomes normal to us: a sitting Supreme Court justice advising the President on matters of foreign policy and national security. The advice itself was commonsensically workmanlike: any competent security analyst could have given it......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 30th, 2017

China ships still guard shoal as Pinoys return

MANILA, Philippines – Chinese Coast Guard ships are still guarding Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal, although they have allowed Filipinos to fish “unmolested” for.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 30th, 2016

Uneasy twosome: Golf and politics at Saudi Arabia tournament

By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press Golf usually isn't all that complicated for Dustin Johnson. He decides where he's going to play and tries to post the lowest score. The newest addition to his schedule involved a little more than that. Johnson is among several of golf's biggest stars who are scheduled to play the Saudi International at the end of the month. Johnson and Masters champion Patrick Reed were among the first to sign up last April for the European Tour event, long before Saudi Arabia came under even greater scrutiny over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Johnson said he talked to his corporate sponsors to make sure they didn't have a problem with him playing. He will be joining a field that features Justin Rose, Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau — that makes four of the top five players in the world ranking — at Royal Green Golf and Country Club on Jan. 31. "Obviously, that was a concern with our team," Johnson said. "I'm going over there to play a sport I'm paid to play. It's my job to play golf. Unfortunately, it's in a part of the world where most people don't agree with what happened, and I definitely don't support anything like that. I'm going to play golf, not support them. "I'm not a politician. I play golf." He also said it might have been a tougher decision if not for so many others going. Along with four of the top five in the world, the Saudi International includes the last two Masters champions — Reed and Sergio Garcia — and former British Open champion Henrik Stenson. "I think any time we're trying to grow the game and expose the game in a positive way, that's what we're trying to do," said DeChambeau, a four-time winner on the PGA Tour last year. "I don't think it's a bad decision as long as they want us there. That's what I've heard — they want us there. And they want to have a little bit more exposure in the game of golf. And that's what I'm trying to do." It's not all goodwill, of course. The purse is $3.5 million, though the primary income for these players is appearance money, likely to be in the $1 million range for the biggest names. That's common for some European Tour events, especially early in the year in the Middle East, which hosted its first golf tournament in Dubai in 1989 and now has six on the Arabian Peninsula. Johnson and Koepka start their journey this week at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, an event that in years past has featured top players like Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson. Saudi Arabia's human rights record has come under intense scrutiny since the killing in October of Khashoggi, who wrote critically of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in columns for The Washington Post. He had been living in self-imposed exile before he was killed and dismembered inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, according to Turkish media and officials. European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley deflected concerns when he introduced the Saudi International to the schedule in November. "As like many global companies, we monitor the situation in the areas countries, areas we play and the viability of the golf tournament, and I can simply say that the Saudi International is on our schedule in 2019," Pelley said. "And I really don't have anything more to add than that." Among those not going is Paul Casey, who last April was listed as "confirmed" for the tournament with Johnson and Reed. He says that was never the case, only that he had entertained the idea of going. "But there were a lot of questions," Casey said. "Do I want to go to Saudi? That was the main question." There also was the matter of Casey being an ambassador for UNICEF, with the logo on his golf bag. "There are a lot of places in the world that I have played and continue to go, which you could question ... some human rights violations that governments have committed," he said. "I thought I'd sit this one out." PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan has granted releases for his members to play the tournament, held the same week as the Waste Management Phoenix Open. He said the U.S. tour's only involvement was making sure the trip was safe for its players. "Those are all terrible things that have happened, and that's what gives us concern about our players' safety," Monahan said about recent developments in Saudi Arabia. "Our players are independent contractors. Ultimately, they're going to make their own choice. Our job is to make them as informed as they can be." Koepka, who won two majors last year and was the PGA Tour player of the year, also said he received no pushback from his sponsors. Like Johnson, it was another offer to play golf in a new spot. The PGA Tour runs a developmental tour and sponsors a World Golf Championship event in China. The European Tour has had Turkey on the schedule since 2013. "People are always going to have different views on politics wherever you go," Koepka said. "All these places, there's a bit of conflict if you want to get into it. I'm not going to get into it. It's going to be an unbelievable field of golf there. Hopefully, you can spread some goodwill through golf when you're there.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

Robredo slams China for driving away PH media from Panatag | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: Vice President Leni Robredo slams China after the Chinese Coast Guard drove away a Filipino TV crew from Panatag Shoal or Scarborough Shoal. The intelligence chief of the Pasay City police and the man who confessed to killing a model Grab driver both died after encounter Sunday, November 25. U.S. officials briefly closed a border crossing in southern California ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated 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

Robredo slams Chinese Coast Guard’s action vs Filipino TV news crew

Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday decried how members of the Chinese Coast Guard blocked a Filipino TV news crew from conducting interviews at Panatag Shoal. During her weekly radio show, Robredo said the incident showed China's "disrespect" for Filipinos despite the "Philippines' landmark victory before the arbitral tribunal." "Nakakatakot na nakakagalit (Scary and offensive)," she said. "Nakakalungkot kasi ito iyong pinapamukha sa atin: na talagang iyong mga dapat may karapatan naman tayo, inaangkin ng iba---inaangkin ng China (This is sad because we have rights. But what is ours is being claimed by China)," she added. READ: Philippines wins arbitration case vs. China o...Keep on reading: Robredo slams Chinese Coast Guard’s action vs Filipino TV news crew.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 25th, 2018

Fish farming pushed as import alternative

  DAGUPAN CITY --- Instead of importing "galunggong" (round scad), the country should boost fish farming, given that it can generate fish all year round, a former director of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources said.   Malcolm Sarmiento said China might have the technology, but its production time was only one-half year, while the Philippines could continue generating fish for the whole year because of the climate.   "The Philippines is one of the countries with great potential for fish farming. We don't have the four seasons, like China," Sarmiento said.   Untapped   Sarmiento was conferred an award on Thursday at the Nat...Keep on reading: Fish farming pushed as import alternative.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 24th, 2018