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EU, PH back peaceful resolution of sea row

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, right, and Philippine President Benigno Aquino III address the media at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. They discussed the Mindanao Peace negotiations, trade and investment, bilateral development cooperation and maritime issues.  AP PHOTO/YVES LOGGHE

The Philippines and the European Union (EU) agree that territorial disputes in the South China Sea should be resolved through international arbitration.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Europe,Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino to brief EU heads on sea row


President Aquino is set to meet with European leaders to seek their “continued support” for the Philippines in its territorial dispute with China, a foreign ministry official said Monday.

Posted: September 9th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino urges China to help ease tension in disputed seas

President Benigno Aquino III.  AFP FILE PHOTO

President Aquino on Thursday urged China to cooperate in regional efforts to decrease tensions in the South China Sea, as he admitted that he remained concerned over Beijing’s land reclamation activities in the West Philippine Sea.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA hits harassment of PH fishers by Chinese


The Department of Foreign Affairs will include incidents of Chinese harassment of Filipino fishermen exercising their right to fish in Philippine seas, in its new diplomatic protest to be filed this week against China’s “illegitimate sovereignty patrols” in Philippine waters.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

In the Know: Itu Aba

A handout picture received from Taiwan’s National Security Council on Sept. 1, 2012, shows Interior Minister Lee Hong-yuan holding a national flag at Itu Aba or Taiping, the biggest islet of the disputed Spratlys on Aug.31, 2012. AFP file photo

Itu Aba, the largest island in the disputed Spratlys, is occupied by Taiwan and administered by its Coast Guard.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »