Southeast Asian defense leaders pointed to Russia’s recent annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula as one example of why the Pacific nations must be more unified in the face of territorial disputes, US officials said on Thursday at the close of a three-day meeting.
By Linda B. Bolido
Despite the constant bickering of Southeast Asian and Chinese leaders over territorial issues, China-Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) friendship organizations have reaffirmed their commitment to promote, deepen and strengthen “mutual exchanges and cooperation.”
Leaders from Japan and 10 Southeast Asian countries on Saturday pledged to cooperate in ensuring freedom of navigation during a summit overshadowed by concerns over China’s growing assertiveness in the region.
By Michael Lim Ubac
An optimistic President Aquino declared on Thursday, that the country would be able to rise from the human and economic tragedy wrought by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan), which flattened central Philippines in November, and other calamities that struck the country this year.
By Michael Lim Ubac
President Benigno Aquino III, along with six Cabinet members, left Manila early on Thursday for a summit meeting with Japan and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
By Amy R. Remo
The Association of Southeast Nations has offered its support to the Philippine government following the devastation wrought by “supertyphoon Yolanda” (international name Haiyan) over the weekend.
By Nikko Dizon
President Aquino is set to attend nine meetings at the 23rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit in Brunei next week but has arranged no bilateral discussions with China, which has occupied Scarborough Shoal and lays claim on Ayungin Shoal in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).
US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday urged China and its Asian neighbors to resolve their territorial disputes over the South China Sea as swiftly as possible.
By Tarra Quismundo
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has commended Philippine peacekeepers for staying put in the Golan Heights despite two incidents of abduction, where Filipino troops were taken earlier this year, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Saturday.
By Eunice Barbara C. Novio
June Taguiwalo was born in a military camp in 1984. At that time, her mother, student activist (now university professor) Judy Taguiwalo, was incarcerated at Camp Crame for resisting the Marcos dictatorship.