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‘Integrity issue’ vs SolGen: Legal strategy or disloyalty to country?

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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. Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza may have committed a “grave mistake” in his handling of the Philippine case against China in the United Nations arbitral tribunal when he directed the government’s international lawyers to exclude the Taiwan-occupied island of Itu Aba from the 4,000-page memorial before it was submitted to the tribunal in The Hague in March.  AFP PHOTO/Taiwan's National Security Council

Legal strategy or disloyalty to country? Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza’s handling of the Philippines’ case against China before the United Nations arbitral tribunal was scrutinized by some members of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) when they vetted the nominees to the seat of a Supreme Court associate justice to be vacated by retiring Justice Roberto Abad.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH protests China’s ‘overwhelming presence’ in disputed waters

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The Philippines protested the Chinese “sovereignty patrols” in Recto Bank (Reed Bank) in the West Philippine Sea and the “emerging pattern of overwhelming presence” in the South China Sea.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

China hits out at US proposal on South China Sea

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China accused the US of deliberately stoking tensions in the South China Sea as it rejected Washington’s proposal for a freeze on provocative actions in the region, the foreign ministry said Monday.

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

US plan on sea dispute not tackled at Asean meet

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. AP FILE PHOTO

Southeast Asian foreign ministers did not discuss a United States proposal for a freeze on provocative acts in the disputed South China Sea, a senior diplomat said, an apparent setback to US efforts to rein in China’s assertive actions.

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

Row over ‘provocative’ acts looms ahead of Asean talks

In this May 7, 2014 file photo released by Vietnam Coast Guard, a Chinese ship, left, shoots water cannon at a Vietnamese vessel, right, while a Chinese Coast Guard ship, center, sails alongside in the South China Sea, off Vietnam's coast as Chinese ships are ramming at Vietnamese vessels trying to stop Beijing from setting up an oil rig in the sea. AP FILE PHOTO

A US and Southeast Asian push for a freeze in “provocative” acts in disputed waters has set the stage for a showdown with China at a regional security summit, analysts said.

Posted: August 7th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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