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DFA reiterates PH sovereignty rights over Recto Bank

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charles-jose

Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Charles Jose reiterated the Philippines’ sovereignty rights over the Recto Bank (or Reed Bank), a huge oil rich table mount just off Palawan, as it countered a statement from Beijing last week staking claim on it.

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH gets Singapore backing in sea dispute

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charles-jose

The Philippines welcomed on Wednesday Singapore’s statement emphasizing the rule of law towards resolving territorial disputes in the South China Sea, reflecting the neighboring city-state’s support for the country’s call to peacefully settle the issue amid escalating tensions with China.

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

PH ignores China demand to withdraw from Spratlys

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charles-jose

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) paid little attention to China’s demand for the Philippines to withdraw from the Spratly Islands and reiterated its call for a moratorium in the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea) to ease tensions.

Posted: June 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

China tells PH off on reef reclamation, says ‘it’s none of your business’

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Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei  PHOTO FROM CHINA-EMBASSY.ORG

That was China’s response to the Philippines’ report of the discovery of further Chinese land reclamation on reefs in the West Philippine Sea.

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

DFA to act on China’s new incursions next week after getting more info

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Department of Foreign Affairs building INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is set to announce in the coming week its decided course of action on reported activities by Chinese vessels in the reefs within the Philippines’ Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in the disputed Spratly Islands, even as authorities continued to confirm the nature of the reported incursions.

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

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