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Palace ready for China backlash

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LEAVE US ALONE  Activists stage a rally at the Chinese Embassy in Makati City on Wednesday to protest the Chinese Coast Guard’s attempt to stop a Philippine resupply vessel from getting to the BRP Sierra Madre on Ayungin Shoal in the West Philippine Sea on Saturday.  RAFFY LERMA

The government is prepared for any backlash from its move to question in the United Nations China’s territorial claims in the West Philippine Sea, but Manila’s ties with Beijing remains the same, Malacañang said on Wednesday.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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Gazmin’s Twit

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The Philippine Daily Inquirer reported on March 23 that “Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin on Saturday twitted activists for their silence on the country’s territorial dispute with China, while they loudly protest the Philippines’ new defense cooperation agreement with the United States.”

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

PH to continue nurturing good side of ties with China amid sea dispute – Del Rosario

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Alberto del Rosario

Despite recent encounters between Chinese and Philippine vessels in the West Philippine Sea (or South China Sea), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is still hoping to nurture the good side of its ties with Beijing.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

2 Coast Guard ships ready to guard Panatag Shoal on gov’t go-signal

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Not a single Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) vessel has been deployed to Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal) since PCG ships and their Chinese counterparts faced off in the West Philippine Sea rock formation for two weeks in mid-2012.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US warship arriving in Manila Friday

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USS Pinckney/CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/US Navy Mate 3rd Class Timothy F. So

A US warship is arriving in Manila on Friday (Feb. 7) amid increasing tension between the Philippines and China over a territorial dispute in the West Philippine Sea.

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH says China’s territory subject to Unclos

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DFA spokesman Assistant Secretary Raul Hernandez. FILE PHOTO

The Philippines insisted on Wednesday that under international law, China could not project its power beyond its boundaries, following Beijing’s announcement of fresh sea patrols in disputed parts of the South China Sea.

Posted: January 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino to attend 9 meetings in Asean summit, none with China

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President Benigno Aquino III  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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).

Posted: October 3rd, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

China invites PH to annual international trade fair amid tensions

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DFA spokesman Raul Hernandez. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Chinese government has asked the Philippines to send a high-level delegation to its annual international trade fair in southern China but the Philippine government has not confirmed if President Benigno Aquino III would lead the Filipino contingent, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Wednesday.

Posted: August 14th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UN arbitral panel may soon decide on jurisdictional issues in PH case vs China

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Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario. Photo by DFA

The United Nation arbitral tribunal may soon rule on whether it has jurisdiction over the Philippines’ arbitration case seeking to invalidate China’s nine-dash line claim to almost all of the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), according to the Department of Foreign Affairs.

Posted: August 8th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

2nd PH cutter ‘balisong’ to China’s ‘machine gun’

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President Aquino has been hot about this week’s arrival of the Philippines’ second Hamilton-class cutter from Hawaii, but an analyst calls the secondhand vessel another “balisong” (fan knife) to China’s “machine gun.”

Posted: July 29th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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