By Christine O. Avendaño
Although the territorial dispute between the Philippines and China in the West Philippine Sea was not on the agenda of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit here, President Aquino was unable to stay away from it in talks with other regional leaders, according to Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario.
By TJ Burgonio
Thousands more Chinese tourists flew into the country in the first seven months of 2014, despite the ongoing territorial row over the South China Sea, a Senate policy body said.
By Matikas Santos
The Philippine maritime sector can be “very seriously affected” if China continues to assert its “indisputable sovereignty” in the South China Sea through its nine-dash line claim, a maritime law expert said Friday.
State media say China and Japan have resumed high-level talks on maritime issues, in a sign they want to improve relations that have been badly strained in recent years by territorial disputes and wartime historical issues.
By Nikko Dizon
Legal strategy or disloyalty to country? Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza’s handling of the Philippines’ case against China before the United Nations arbitral tribunal was scrutinized by some members of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) when they vetted the nominees to the seat of a Supreme Court associate justice to be vacated by retiring Justice Roberto Abad.