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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: journal journalJun 14th, 2018

PH-China, SC justice applicants, Passport slots | Evening wRap

  Today on Rappler: Drilon urges Duterte to review 'appeasement policy' towards China . 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. What are the elements of freedom of expression? This was the question asked ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 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

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

Roque: Philippines to protest Chinese taking of Filipinos catch if established

The Philippines will file a protest against the reported taking by Chinese coast guard of the catch of Filipino fishermen on Scarborough Shoal if the incident is "established," a spokesman for President Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

Apology not enough; heads should roll over Naia runway mishap — Palace

Malacaang on Monday said "more than an apology" is needed from those responsible behind the ill-fated Xiamen Air Flight MF8667 that slid off the runway at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) last week. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque assured the public that those responsible for the incident would be held liable. "It's not just an apology that we will ask for. We're now conducting an investigation if there's any liability on the part of the Xiamen pilot. That's why he has been asked not to leave the country. That's part of an ongoing investigation," Roque said in a Palace briefing. "Hindi po dapat makalusot nang wala man lang apology pero tingin ko, it's more tha...Keep on reading: Apology not enough; heads should roll over Naia runway mishap — Palace.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 20th, 2018

Duterte fires ‘high-ranking’ military official over ‘ghost deliveries’

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte fired a “high-ranking” military official over P1.5-million worth of “ghost deliveries,” his spokesman announced on Monday. In a television interview, Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said Duterte has been “really aggrieved” by this corruption incident as the Armed Forces of the Philippines was “close to his heart.” But Roque did not give the [...] The post Duterte fires ‘high-ranking’ military official over ‘ghost deliveries’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Roque: Lower tariffs on imported meat, fish

Roque: Lower tariffs on imported meat, fish.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

Roque: Lower, don t remove tariffs on imported meat, fish

Roque: Lower, don t remove tariffs on imported meat, fish.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Gov t eyes slashing tariffs on meat, fish imports to curb inflation

Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said economic managers "are happy to be continuing to be working closely with the leadership of the legislature.".....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 5th, 2018

FIBA WC Qualifiers: Palace chimes in on Gilas-Boomers brouhaha: 'Height of being unsportsmanlike'

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque called yesterday's free-for-all at the Philippine Arena between Gilas Pilipinas and the Australian national team as "the height of being unsportsmanlike", as the two teams figured in a brawl that led to 13 ejections. In this morning's daily briefing at Malacañan Palace, Roque said that the Palace understands the feelings of our cagers, however the ends did not justify the means, and the previous incidents that had led to the violent confrontation should not have been a reason to warrant the melee.  Despite Gilas and Australian players coming to their defense for their respective sides, Roque also clarified that the incident was 'regretful and should not have happened'. [Related: FIBA WORLD CUP ASIAN QUALIFIERS: Chot stands his ground with Gilas, basically names Kickert as trigger] "It should never have happened, that’s why it’s called sports. But at the same time we’re saying that we emphatize that they have to act as a team which will not justify their conduct. I think we would have to say it was a truly regretful incident." "And in the 52 years that I’ve spent in this existence, that’s the worst I’ve seen at least in the Philippines. We see that in other countries, but really not in the Philippines." Roque added that the game should have been stopped then and there when Daniel Kickert elbowed Roger Pogoy, in retaliation for the offensive foul on Chris Goulding, however, as seen in the replay, referees had already called the unsportsmanlike foul before all hell broke loose. The spokesperson also lamented that better officiating could have quelled tensions leading up to the fight.  Regarding the penalties to be handed out by FIBA, the world's governing body for basketball, the Palace hopes that as the true sportsmen the Philippines' players are, they should honor the decision gracefully.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018

Malacañang wants to ensure Samar ‘misencounter’ the last

MALACAÑANG yesterday said the Duterte administration is bent on doing all it takes to ensure that the recent “misencounter” between government forces in Samar would not be repeated. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, Jr. reiterated that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has taken full responsibility for the incident. He then assured families….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

Roque: Duterte takes responsibility for Samar misencounter to end blame game

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said that the finger-pointing regarding the Samar misencounter will end after President Rodrigo Duterte took full responsibility for the incident. 'It.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

Duterte on Chinese taking Pinoy fishers catch: It s barter

President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday what transpired recently between Filipino fishermen and members of China’s Coast Guard at the Scarborough Shoal was mere barter trade, even as other quarters saw the incident as harassment. Source link link: Duterte on Chinese taking Pinoy fishers' catch: 'It's barter'.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 18th, 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

Duterte to Raise Pinoy Fishermen’s Plight to Xi If Necessary

If given the chance, President Rodrigo R. Duterte would raise the issue of Chinese Coast Guard personnel reportedly taking catch from Filipino fishermen in the Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal to Chinese President Xi Jinping, his spokesman said Wednesday. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque made this remark two days after meeting three fishermen from Masinloc, Zambales who appealed […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated 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

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