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Palace firm on arbitration over West Philippine Sea row

This undated handout photo taken by the Philippine Navy and released April 11, 2012, by the Department of Foreign Affairs shows Chinese surveillance ships off Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal. Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Emmanuel Bautista on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, accused China’s Coast Guard of firing water cannon at Filipino fishermen last month to drive them away from Panatag Shoal in the West Philippine Sea.  AFP FILE PHOTO

The government is pushing through with arbitration despite China’s renewed call for bilateral talks, Malacañang said Wednesday.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Despite sea dispute, PH still bullish on China ties

Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio warns that any move by Manila to enter into joint-development ventures with Beijing over the Philippines’ 370-kilometer exclusive economic zone will be a culpable violation of the Constitution.

Amid unresolved disputes over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), the Philippines has expressed anew its hopes for China to serve as a “positive force” in the Asia Pacific as it continues its rise as an economic and military power in the world.

Posted: October 5th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA keeps cool in face of China’s snub of Aquino

DFA spokesman Assistant Secretary Raul Hernandez. FILE PHOTO

When Malacañang got word on Wednesday that it was not a “conducive time” to set foot in Chinese soil, President Aquino, who was supposed to attend a trade fair and business conference in the southern Chinese city of Nanning, changed his mind and backed off.

Posted: August 31st, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Amid conflict, media find common ground

FILE Photo

Beyond the nine-dash line, they found new friends.

Posted: August 16th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Binay mercy trip to Beijing hangs

Vice President Jejomar Binay. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Vice President Jejomar Binay was still awaiting confirmation on Saturday of his scheduled trip to Beijing Sunday in an attempt to appeal to China to stay the execution of a Filipino drug mule.

Posted: June 29th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

In China, PH twice voted most popular destination

Sinulog festival. CDN FILE PHOTO

The Philippines was voted the “Most Popular Destination” by the Guangzhou Information Times and the Guangzhou International Tourism Fair in separate ceremonies held recently in Guangzhou, China, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Friday.

Posted: March 17th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino’s order: Keep government plans secret


President Benigno Aquino III ordered the government’s plans and decisions involving the Philippines’ territorial dispute with China to be kept secret before they are implemented.

Posted: July 6th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Aquino calls for Cabinet meeting Thursday to discuss conflict with China

President Benigno Aquino III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Aquino is scheduled to meet with his entire Cabinet on Thursday afternoon—the second full Cabinet meeting in a span of one week—to discuss the dispute with China over territories in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

Posted: July 5th, 2012 in Asia & Pacific,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Del Rosario warns against settling disputes by force

Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario

Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario has warned against settling disputes by armed force, saying at a United Nations meeting that “the cost of conflict is too high in lives lost, in futures destroyed and in what must be done to rebuild.”

Posted: May 24th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Stalemate at Panatag going bananas

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Cavendish bananas from Mindanao. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Philippine bananas are the best in the world, Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario declared on Saturday. And they are “perfectly safe.”

Posted: May 12th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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