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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

China holds Panatag, but no one owns it

Laymen seeing aerial shots of Scarborough (Panatag) shoal off Zambales, with its lagoon walled in by what look like reefs with a hint of vegetation, are often surprised to know that the disputed 150-square-kilometer maritime feature is legally just a “rock.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News4 hr. 18 min. ago

Duterte: China taking of PH fisherman s catch not outright seizure

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte downplayed the taking of Filipino fishermen's catch by the China Coast Guard, saying it was a "barter" exchange and thus does not count as seizure. "It was a barter in exchange for fish. The problem is the valuation...We could not understand each other ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News10 hr. 19 min. ago

PH won t accept China s goodwill

PH won t accept China s goodwill.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated News20 hr. 44 min. ago

‘Claim damages from China for ruined reefs’

The Philippine government should demand compensation from China for the damage its coast guard and fishermen caused on the endangered coral reefs in Panatag or Scarborough Shoal, Sen. Richard Gordon said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

Show of force will earn us respect -- Gordon

SENATOR Richard Gordon yesterday called on the Philippine government to intensify its military capability in Panatag Shoal so that China would not look down on us as a pushover. Gordon, chair of Blue Ribbon Committee, said China belittles Filipinos' fishing rights "because we don't have a sort of deterrent force….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018