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Protesters slam China’s bullying in disputed sea

FROM PH WITH LOVE  Protesters wave mock missiles before the Chinese Consulate in Makati City during simultaneous protests on Thursday at Chinese embassies and consular offices around the world. The demonstrators denounce China’s “bullying” of their neighbor-claimants, including the Philippines, of the disputed islands in the South China Sea.  JOAN BONDOC

About 100 Filipinos carrying mock missiles marched Thursday to the Chinese Consulate in Makati City to protest China’s actions in asserting its territorial claims in the South China Sea.

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

Dealing with the Chinese pushback

PEACE, MAN  A Philippine Marine soldier flashes the peace sign to a Chinese Coast Guard ship after it tried to block a resupply vessel from restocking the BRP Sierra Madre on Ayungin Shoal on March 29.  INQUIRER PHOTO

The Inquirer is running a series of articles on issues facing President Aquino in his fifth State of the Nation Address on July 28. For more on the Sona, go to http://inq.ph/sona2014.   MANILA, Philippines–After deciding to stand up to China in defending the national interest, President Aquino and his administration now face a daunting [...]

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH chose right path vs China–DFA

DFA spokesman Charles Jose. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Philippines had “chosen the right path” when it took its case against China over their dispute in the South China Sea to the UN arbitration tribunal, following the recent “strong support” shown by the United States for Manila’s action, the Department of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday.

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

DFA studying new Chinese law


The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is looking into reports that a new Chinese law would step up military security in its territorial waters.

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

‘It is getting worse’: 12 Chinese ships monitored inside PH’s EEZ

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Johnson Reef, called Mabini by the Philippines, at the Spratly Islands in the West Philippine Sea.  AP FILE PHOTO

The Philippine Air Force monitored 10 to 12 Chinese Coast Guard vessels in the West Philippine Sea on maritime patrol missions, sensing haste in Chinese activity in disputed waters. This has prompted Manila to seek an expeditious ruling by a United Nations tribunal on its challenge to Beijing’s expansive claim over the South China Sea.

Posted: June 19th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »