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DFA asks China to clarify new maritime patrol law


The Department of Foreign Affairs on Saturday sought clarification from China of a new law that would allow Chinese police to board “foreign vessels” in disputed areas of the South China, including a part now called West Philippine Sea by Manila.

Posted: December 1st, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino asks China to be kind to weaker, smaller neighbors

Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III reviews his papers during the 15th ASEAN Japan Summit at the Champa Room, 3rd Floor, Peace Palace on Monday (November 19, 2012) at the sidelines of the 21st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits. Gil Nartea / Malacañang Photo Bureau

President Benigno Aquino III on Monday called on China to show benevolence and generosity toward weaker states in the region, including the Philippines, if it hoped to sustain its economic growth in these times of uncertainty.

Posted: November 20th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

Enrile compromised national interest, says UP prof

Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile.  FILE PHOTO

Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile’s disclosure of Ambassador Sonia Brady’s purported notes of her meeting with Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on the disputed Panatag Shoal may have “compromised” national interest, a University of the Philippines law professor said Saturday.

Posted: September 22nd, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Chinese fishing fleet closes in on Pag-asa Island


A fleet of 20 Chinese fishing vessels believed to be escorted by at least two naval frigates of the People’s Liberation Army has been deployed around Pag-asa Island in a move likely to escalate tensions over disputed territories in the Spratly archipelago between the Philippines and China.

Posted: July 26th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »