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Aquino discusses sea dispute in bilateral talks with APEC heads of state

Benigno Aquino III

Although the territorial dispute between the Philippines and China in the West Philippine Sea was not on the agenda of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit here, President Aquino was unable to stay away from it in talks with other regional leaders, according to Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario.

Posted: November 10th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

More Chinese visited PH in first 7 months of 2014 than in 2013—Senate


Thousands more Chinese tourists flew into the country in the first seven months of 2014, despite the ongoing territorial row over the South China Sea, a Senate policy body said.

Posted: November 10th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UN tribunal ruling on sea dispute ‘will hold weight’—Palace

Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte: No awkwardness. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Even if China rejects the decision of the arbitration case filed by the Philippines on the territorial dispute in the West Philippine Sea, the ruling of the United Nations (UN) should prevail.

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

PH, Japanese lawmakers sign document promoting rule of law at sea

Japan PH

Japanese and Philippine congressmen signed Wednesday a joint document calling for the promotion of rule of law at sea amid ongoing tensions with China.

Posted: September 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Japan defense ministry asks for record budget

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work, left, and Japanese counterpart Ryota Takeda, right, shake hands prior to a meeting at Defense Ministry in Tokyo Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko

Japan’s defense ministry on Friday made its biggest ever budget request, as Tokyo bolsters its military amid worries over China’s expanding naval reach.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »