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DFA priority: Peace in disputed sea

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

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Sunday its priority in the remaining two years of the Aquino administration would be “to ensure the peace in the West Philippine Sea” amid rising territorial conflicts with regional giant China.

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA reiterates PH sovereignty rights over Recto Bank

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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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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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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 »

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