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DFA reiterates PH sovereignty rights over Recto Bank

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Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Charles Jose reiterated the Philippines’ sovereignty rights over the Recto Bank (or Reed Bank), a huge oil rich table mount just off Palawan, as it countered a statement from Beijing last week staking claim on it.

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH gets Singapore backing in sea dispute

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The Philippines welcomed on Wednesday Singapore’s statement emphasizing the rule of law towards resolving territorial disputes in the South China Sea, reflecting the neighboring city-state’s support for the country’s call to peacefully settle the issue amid escalating tensions with China.

Posted: June 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Chinese ships reclaiming more land, Aquino fears

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Vietnamese expatriates and Filipinos display placards as they join together in a rally in front of the Chinese Consulate at the financial district of Makati to protest the recent moves by China to construct an oil rig near the Vietnamese-claimed Paracels off the contested Spratlys group of islands and shoals in the South China Sea on May 16, 2014. President Aquino on Thursday, June 5, said Chinese ships were moving around other reefs in the West Philippine Sea possibly to reclaim land.  AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

Expressing concern, President Aquino on Thursday said Chinese ships were moving around other reefs in the West Philippine Sea possibly to reclaim land, but he vowed to see through a peaceful resolution of the country’s territorial dispute with China in the United Nations.

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

Aquino, Vietnam premier likely to touch on China in WEF talks—Palace

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Vietnamese expatriates and Filipinos display placards as they join together in a rally in front of the Chinese Consulate at the financial district of Makati city to protest the recent moves by China to construct an oil rig near the Vietnamese-claimed Paracels off the contested Spratlys group of islands and shoals in the South China Sea Friday, May 16, 2014. The protesters, led by Philippine Congressman Walden Bello, claimed that Vietnam and the Philippines are "natural allies as both countries suffered the same territorial struggles against China."  JOAN BONDOC

China’s growing aggressiveness in the South China Sea is expected to top discussions between President Benigno Aquino III and visiting Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung this week.

Posted: May 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PNP not letting go of 11 Chinese poachers

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Philippine National Police chief Allan Purisima addresses the media during a news conference on the police' arrest of Chinese fishermen at one of the disputed Shoals, the Half Moon Shoal, off the South China Sea Thursday, May 8, 2014 at the police headquarters at Camp Crame northeast of Manila, Philippines. Purisima said the government will investigate 11 arrested Chinese fishermen if they illegally entered the country or committed other crimes, ignoring China's demand for them to be immediately freed. China pressed the Philippine government Thursday to immediately release the fishermen and their boat, warning Manila not to take any more "provocative actions so as to avoid further damage to the bilateral relations." Philippine maritime police took the fishermen into custody Tuesday in a disputed South China Sea shoal. AP

The Philippine National Police (PNP) refused to stand down on Thursday after Beijing demanded the release of a Chinese fishing vessel and its crew who were held by maritime policemen in the disputed waters off the West Philippine Sea in Palawan on Tuesday.

Posted: May 8th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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