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New DFA spokesman talks tough against China

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DFA spokesman Charles Jose. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

He may be new, but he can talk tough to mighty China and say that the Philippines has sole control over the disputed Ayungin Shoal.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipinos set July 24 protests vs China ‘bullying’, ‘shoal-grabbing’

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Organizing meeting Loida Nicolas Lewis’ home for July 24 protest at the UN against China’s territorial claims.

The US Pinoys for Good Governance organized community meetings in preparation for “global” demonstrations in front of China’s embassies and consulates on July 24 in protest of China’s “shoal-grabbing” of Philippine territory.

Posted: July 17th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Global protest set at UN against China ‘expansionism’

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A U.S. group critical of China’s claim on islands off the Philippines will hold a protest rally at the United Nations headquarters here on July 24.

Posted: June 15th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Robin Padilla shows support for Sulu sultan

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Actor Robin Padilla kisses the hand of Sultan Jamalul Kiram III at the Kiram residence in Maharlika Village, Taguig on Saturday. ALANAH TORRALBA/INQUIRER

Action movie star Robin Padilla showed his support for embattled Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III by paying him a surprise visit at his home in Maharlika Village, Taguig City, Saturday afternoon. He gave the ailing Kiram a check for P500,000 for his medical needs.

Posted: March 2nd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

North Borneo (Sabah): An annotated timeline 1640s-present

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Graphic showing Malaysia's Sabah, where Malaysian forces are facing off with followers of a Filipino Muslim sultan who are claiming the territory as their ancestral land.

      By Manuel L. Quezon III   Note from the author: I am sharing a timeline I have compiled of key events and accompanying literature on the North Borneo (Sabah) issue. This timeline is being shared for academic and media research purposes. It is not being published as an official statement of policy [...]

Posted: March 2nd, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Lawmaker urges multilateral approach to China’s latest move in sea dispute

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Muntinlupa Rep. Rodolfo Biazon: A normal thing. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

China’s announcement that it would expel all foreign ships entering disputed areas in the South China Sea, including parts known as the West Philippine Sea, gives the Philippines more reason to seek a multilateral approach to resolve the problem, former Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Rodolfo Biazon said on Friday.

Posted: November 30th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UK renews call to settle territorial row

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LONDON—The United Kingdom renewed its call for countries with conflicting claims in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) to sort out their disputes within the bounds of international law.   Nicola Davis, head of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Asia Pacific Security Team, said the UK government is keen on seeing a peaceful [...]

Posted: November 8th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Palace admits gov’t should speak with one voice on dispute with China

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Strategic Communications Secretary Ricky Carandang: We have convinced Malaysia. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

As it grappled with the repercussions of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV’s actions, Malacañang on Friday admitted that it has learned a simple, albeit painful, lesson: The government should speak with one voice in resolving its territorial dispute with China.

Posted: September 21st, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Roxas leaves to meet new China president

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Interior  Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Upon President Benigno Aquino III’s instructions, Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II flew to Nanning, China on Thursday to meet with incoming Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Posted: September 20th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

30 Chinese vessels sighted at Scarborough Shoal

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Instead of calling its ships from Scarborough Shoal (Panatag Shoal), Beijing has sent more vessels there in the past two weeks, according to security sources monitoring the territorial dispute between China and the Philippines in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

Posted: July 20th, 2012 in Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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