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DFA to verify reports China building airstrip, naval base on disputed reef

Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario. PHOTO FROM DFA

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is verifying reports that the Chinese military has built an artificial island that could accommodate an airstrip and a naval base in disputed waters.

Posted: November 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

No sea dispute discussion during Aquino’s China trip

President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III will be in Beijing next month but he won’t be talking about the territorial disputes in the West Philippine Sea.

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippines pushes arbitration in China sea row


The Philippine president said Wednesday that the international arbitration Manila has initiated to challenge China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea and a legally binding “Code of Conduct” are the only ways to settle the long-raging disputes peacefully.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

China, Vietnam patch ties after territory disputes

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

China and Vietnam agreed to resume military ties and better manage their maritime disputes in the first signs that tensions over territorial claims could be easing.

Posted: October 18th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH, Vietnam to cooperate amid sea row

albert del rosario

The Philippines and Vietnam have agreed to work together to bring the territorial disputes in the South China Sea to the leaders of Europe and Asia during a retreat session scheduled yesterday at the 10th Asia-Europe Meeting (Asem) in Milan, Italy.

Posted: October 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »