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MVP supports Philippines-China friendly

PLDT chairman and sports patron Manny V. Pangilinan has thrown his support on the proposed basketball friendly between a PBA selection and a team from China......»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarApr 11th, 2021

& lsquo;PH must lead, then US supports& rsquo;

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 35.0px; font: 33.0px 'Myriad Pro Condensed'; color: #5ea2d7} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} The Philippines must take the lead in protecting the West Philippine Sea from China as the United States would support it, Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Manuel Romualdez said Monday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 27th, 2021

TUCP backs calls for China pullout from reef

The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines supports the statements of Secretaries Delfin Lorenzana and Teodoro Locsin Jr. in demanding the withdrawal of Chinese naval, militia and maritime presence in and around Julian Felipe Reef......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 17th, 2021

Remember KYK’s kind words to Pinoy volleyball fans?

Filipino volleyball fans are the best in the world. They are extremely passionate, warm and very friendly.      Ask any foreign player who has played in the country about the local fans and the answer will be the same: it’s quite an experience. Even Korean volleyball star Kim Yeon-Koung experienced firsthand the one of a kind love of Pinoy fans for the sport. Three years ago KYK, who is one of the highest-paid and most popular volleyball stars in the world, came to the country to represent South Korea in the 19th AVC Asian Senior Women's Volleyball Championship. Fourteen teams participated in the competition held at the Alonte Sports Arena in Binan, Laguna and at the Muntinlupa Sports Center. South Korea played in both venues and Pinoy fans would fill the arena to watch and cheer for the Koreans. Even KYK was surprised for the amount of love she and her teammates received from the crowd. “I didn’t expect that there’s much people supporting me here in the Philippines. When I came here I’m really surprised that a lot of people are supporting me and they know me,” she said then. The Korean superstar even went as far as saying that the Filipino fans made her feel like playing on home soil. “Thank you so much to the Filipino fans, when I play here (it feels) like I’m playing at home. It was great to play here,” she said. KYK's most memorable experience was when she received a bouquet of flowers from a four-year-old boy after Korea’s bronze medal win. But aside from the warmth of the supporters, the Philippine national team in that tournament earned the respect of KYK and Koreans. Although the Jaja Santiago and Alyssa Valdez-led Filipinas bowed down to the powerhouse opponents in straight sets in the quarterfinals classification round, the gritty host squad forced Korea to field KYK throughout the whole match for the first-time in the tournament. KYK also admired the improvement of the PHI squad compared to their match in the 2015 edition. KYK sat out in the said encounter in China. Overall, KYK truly enjoyed her stay in the country. All thanks to the Filipino fans.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 14th, 2020

Philippines Thanks China in Advance For COVID-19 Vaccine

A spokesman for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday thanked China for agreeing to give Manila access once it develops a vaccine for COVID-19, saying that it pays to be friendly despite.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 31st, 2020

PH, China open to talk on sea issue

The Philippines and China have agreed to “manage issues of concern and promote maritime cooperation in friendly consultation” after trading strongly-worded statements over their dispute in the South China Sea......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 15th, 2020

 China to give PH priority access to potential COVID-19 vaccine

By GENALYN KABILING China has pledged to make its potential coronavirus vaccine a “global public good” and prioritize the Philippines to access it, owing to the close relations with their “friendly neighbor.” Chinese President Xi Jinping committed to President Duterte his country’s closer cooperation to combat the pandemic, including access to vaccines and a steady supply of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJun 12th, 2020

DFA told: Summon China’s envoy anew over reported new ships at West Philippine Sea

Sen. Risa Hontiveros on Wednesday called on the Department of Foreign Affairs to summon China's envoy to the Philippines anew over the reported presence of its 100 additional ships in the West Philippine Sea. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News22 hr. 31 min. ago

Gilas vs China in friendly match

By JONAS TERRADO Gilas Pilipinas is scheduled to face China in a tune-up game on Wednesday as part of preparations for next week’s FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Belgrade, Serbia. Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas’ special assistant to the president Ryan Gregorio confirmed the tune-up match which was first bared by Gilas coach Tab Baldwin and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJun 21st, 2021

Philippines, Russia vow to boost ties

In his letter to President Rodrigo Duterte, Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated the Philippines as it commemorated the 123rd anniversary of its independence and described the relations between Manila and Moscow as "traditionally friendly."  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021

Retired generals seek unified position on WPS

The Duterte administration’s actions on the West Philippines Sea are confusing to both Filipinos and allies, and weaken the country’s efforts to defend its sovereignty over the resource-rich waters amid China’s moves to control the area, retired generals warned yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 12th, 2021

Palace sets review of baselines law to give teeth to Hague ruling

President Rodrigo Duterte has directed his office to review the proposal of retired Supreme Court associate justice Francis Jardeleza to craft a new baselines law to enforce the arbitral award the Philippines won in its West Philippine Sea disputes with China......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Philippines, take note: resurgence seen in early users of China vaccines

Filipino health officials need to find out why. COVID-19 infections are resurging in countries that were first to roll out China-made vaccines......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

PLDT Enterprise Supports Project Balik Buhay for Vaccine Rollout in Visayas

PLDT Enterprise, the B2B arm of the largest integrated telecommunications company in the Philippines PLDT, has teamed up with Project Balik Buhay (PBB) of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (OPAV) to help fast-track the rollout of COVID vaccination programs in the Visayas, particularly in Cebu. Together with the Department of Health – Region 7 […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021

After 2 years, talks on compensation for Gem-Ver incident get underway

Officials of the Philippines and of China have met to discuss compensation over the ramming of a Filipino fishing boat by a Chinese fishing vessel near the Recto Bank in 2019......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021

1M more Sinovac jabs arriving June 6 — envoy to China

A million more doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Sinovac Biotech will arrive in the Philippines on Sunday. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 5th, 2021

AsPac seen to lead growth in footwear

Asia-Pacific is expected to lead the growth of the global footwear market with strong demand seen from the Philippines, China and India......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 30th, 2021

PH protests China & lsquo;illegal acts& rsquo; in WPS

The Philippines fired off a fresh diplomatic protest against China, citing its “incessant deployment” of militia vessels and the “illegal activities” of these ships near Pag-asa Island in the Kalayaan Island Group......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 30th, 2021

Philippines protests China’s ‘incessant deployment’ of ships to Pag-asa Island

The Department of Foreign Affairs said it fired a protest Friday "against the incessant deployment, prolonged presence, and illegal activities of Chinese maritime assets and fishing vessels in the vicinity of the Pag-asa islands." .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 29th, 2021

Regain Scarborough as proven Phl territory

China stole Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal in 2012. The Philippines must regain it by diplomatic and geopolitical means. The 2016 international arbitral victory was a good start......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 28th, 2021

Indo-Pacific Quad: Relevance to Philippines

The Philippines has to date focused its strategy to counter China’s aggressive claim to the South China Sea/West Philippine Sea through on and off bilateral discussions, and by relying on an ASEAN collective approach......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 27th, 2021