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China wants PH to drop arbitration case to heal diplomatic wounds

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A China Coast Guard vessel attempts to block a Philippine government vessel as the latter tries to enter the China Second Thomas Disputed Shoals, locally known as Ayungin Shoal, to orate Philippine troops and resupply provisions Saturday, March 29, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO

The new Chinese Ambassador to the Manila urged the Philippines to set aside its United Nations (UN) arbitration case over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) dispute in order to bring back the good relations of both countries.

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

Palace ready for China backlash

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LEAVE US ALONE  Activists stage a rally at the Chinese Embassy in Makati City on Wednesday to protest the Chinese Coast Guard’s attempt to stop a Philippine resupply vessel from getting to the BRP Sierra Madre on Ayungin Shoal in the West Philippine Sea on Saturday.  RAFFY LERMA

The government is prepared for any backlash from its move to question in the United Nations China’s territorial claims in the West Philippine Sea, but Manila’s ties with Beijing remains the same, Malacañang said on Wednesday.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH gov’t has other options to address sea dispute with China—Palace

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Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr.. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippine government is not limiting its options to the arbitration case filed before a United Nations tribunal amid its territorial dispute with China, according to one of President Benigno Aquino III’s spokesmen.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH to continue nurturing good side of ties with China amid sea dispute – Del Rosario

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Alberto del Rosario

Despite recent encounters between Chinese and Philippine vessels in the West Philippine Sea (or South China Sea), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is still hoping to nurture the good side of its ties with Beijing.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

2 Coast Guard ships ready to guard Panatag Shoal on gov’t go-signal

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Not a single Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) vessel has been deployed to Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal) since PCG ships and their Chinese counterparts faced off in the West Philippine Sea rock formation for two weeks in mid-2012.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US warship arriving in Manila Friday

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USS Pinckney/CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/US Navy Mate 3rd Class Timothy F. So

A US warship is arriving in Manila on Friday (Feb. 7) amid increasing tension between the Philippines and China over a territorial dispute in the West Philippine Sea.

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH says China’s territory subject to Unclos

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DFA spokesman Assistant Secretary Raul Hernandez. FILE PHOTO

The Philippines insisted on Wednesday that under international law, China could not project its power beyond its boundaries, following Beijing’s announcement of fresh sea patrols in disputed parts of the South China Sea.

Posted: January 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH won’t recognize China fisheries law

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DFA spokesman Assistant Secretary Raul Hernandez. FILE PHOTO

The Philippines will not recognize the fisheries law implemented by China in the waters off Hainan province, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Tuesday.

Posted: January 14th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Chinese media: Confrontation at Pag-asa Island unavoidable

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Pag-asa island. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

After a Chinese media report on China’s alleged plans to seize the Philippines’ Pagasa Island (known as Zhongye in China) this year, the same author of the news article cited possibilities why the confrontation is unavoidable.

Posted: January 14th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino to attend 9 meetings in Asean summit, none with China

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President Benigno Aquino III  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Aquino is set to attend nine meetings at the 23rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit in Brunei next week but has arranged no bilateral discussions with China, which has occupied Scarborough Shoal and lays claim on Ayungin Shoal in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

Posted: October 3rd, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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