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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

US-PH war exercise worries China

  China has raised concerns about a joint US-Philippine military exercise that coincides with the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to the country in November, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said on Tuesday.   Roque said Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua raised the concern in a meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte in Malacaang on Monday.   Zhao called on the President to discuss Xi's visit.   "China of course expressed concern over a naval, a military, exercise that the United States will be conducting in the area about the same time that the Chinese president will be in the Philippines," Roque said.   ...Keep on reading: US-PH war exercise worries China.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

Huge marlin sinks Filipino fishing boat

  It reads like a modern-day take on Ernest Hemingway's "The Old Man and the Sea": Five Filipino fishermen are cast adrift for days on a makeshift raft after a huge marlin sinks their boat.   The men were fishing in the South China Sea last week when a 1.8-meter-long marlin punctured their boat's wooden hull with its giant bill, vessel master Jimmy Batiller told Agence France-Presse (AFP) on Wednesday.   Their 12-meter boat quickly dipped beneath the waves in the early evening of Oct. 3, leaving the crew with little drinking water or food until their eventual rescue by the US Navy on Monday.   2 big holes   "It (the fish) hit the bo...Keep on reading: Huge marlin sinks Filipino fishing boat.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

Interpol saga hurts China’s bid to lead global bodies – analysts

BEIJING: Beijing’s international image took a self-inflicted bruising with a secretive investigation into the former Chinese head of Interpol, highlighting its ruthless tactics even as it seeks global goodwill in a trade spat with the United States, analysts said. The election of Meng Hongwei as head of Interpol in 2016 was a triumph for President [...] The post Interpol saga hurts China’s bid to lead global bodies – analysts appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

Oil prices as excuse for China deal hit

The Duterte administration should refrain from using soaring oil prices as an excuse to enter into a joint oil exploration deal with China in the West Philippine Sea (WPS), according to Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque has said Malacaang is working on the terms of the deal, which may be signed as a welcome gift to Chinese President Xi Jinping when he visits Manila next month. "The Duterte administration is making it look like the only option for us to control oil prices is through the proposed joint exploration with China," Alejano said in a statement. "They have been using all kinds of justifications," he said. Not a solution Entering into ...Keep on reading: Oil prices as excuse for China deal hit.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

Palace explains Duterte didn’t link Chinese Ambassador to ‘drug lord’

  Malacaangon Fridayclarified that President Rodrigo Duterte did not link a suspected drug pusher and user to Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua during a speech in the Palace. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made the clarifications after some "false" media reports were allegedly cited by international news agencies, which he feared could affect the bilateral relations of the Philippines and China. Roque, during a Palace briefing, even played the video of Duterte's speech where he claimed that Michael Yang, a Davao-based businessman, was not into the illegal drug trade. "I think it's very clear what the President want to say is: number one he cannot believe that Michael Ya...Keep on reading: Palace explains Duterte didn’t link Chinese Ambassador to ‘drug lord’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 5th, 2018