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‘Integrity issue’ vs SolGen: Legal strategy or disloyalty to country?

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A handout picture received from Taiwan's National Security Council on Sept. 1, 2012, shows Interior Minister Lee Hong-yuan holding a national flag at Itu Aba or Taiping, the biggest islet of the disputed Spratlys on Aug.31, 2012. Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza may have committed a “grave mistake” in his handling of the Philippine case against China in the United Nations arbitral tribunal when he directed the government’s international lawyers to exclude the Taiwan-occupied island of Itu Aba from the 4,000-page memorial before it was submitted to the tribunal in The Hague in March.  AFP PHOTO/Taiwan's National Security Council

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.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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 »

Chinese ships reclaiming more land, Aquino fears

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Vietnamese expatriates and Filipinos display placards as they join together in a rally in front of the Chinese Consulate at the financial district of Makati to protest the recent moves by China to construct an oil rig near the Vietnamese-claimed Paracels off the contested Spratlys group of islands and shoals in the South China Sea on May 16, 2014. President Aquino on Thursday, June 5, said Chinese ships were moving around other reefs in the West Philippine Sea possibly to reclaim land.  AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

Expressing concern, President Aquino on Thursday said Chinese ships were moving around other reefs in the West Philippine Sea possibly to reclaim land, but he vowed to see through a peaceful resolution of the country’s territorial dispute with China in the United Nations.

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

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