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PH case vs China a model for int’l sea disputes

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This undated handout photo taken by the Philippine Navy and released April 11, 2012, by the Department of Foreign Affairs shows Chinese surveillance ships off Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal. Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Emmanuel Bautista on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, accused China’s Coast Guard of firing water cannon at Filipino fishermen last month to drive them away from Panatag Shoal in the West Philippine Sea.  AFP FILE PHOTO

The Philippines’ case against China in the United Nations arbitral tribunal would be the country’s contribution to international maritime jurisprudence, setting an example of legal remedies that smaller nations could seek instead of submitting to lopsided negotiations with bigger countries, according to the Philippine ambassador to the United States.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

‘Gov’t must act on climate’

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The “grim climate forecast for Southeast Asia” made by a recent United Nations report on climate change should prod the government to improve its adaptation and mitigation efforts in the face of calamities like Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” according to three civil society groups.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Palace ready for China backlash

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LEAVE US ALONE  Activists stage a rally at the Chinese Embassy in Makati City on Wednesday to protest the Chinese Coast Guard’s attempt to stop a Philippine resupply vessel from getting to the BRP Sierra Madre on Ayungin Shoal in the West Philippine Sea on Saturday.  RAFFY LERMA

The government is prepared for any backlash from its move to question in the United Nations China’s territorial claims in the West Philippine Sea, but Manila’s ties with Beijing remains the same, Malacañang said on Wednesday.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH gov’t has other options to address sea dispute with China—Palace

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Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr.. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippine government is not limiting its options to the arbitration case filed before a United Nations tribunal amid its territorial dispute with China, according to one of President Benigno Aquino III’s spokesmen.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

China-Philippines bilateral ties ‘seriously injured’

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A Philippine Marine gestures at a Chinese Coast Guard vessel which tries to block a Philippine Government vessel AM700 from approaching the Second Thomas Shoal (local name Ayungin Shoal) to resupply and replace fellow marines who were deployed for almost five months Saturday, March 29, 2014 off South China Sea on the West Philippine Sea. AP FILE PHOTO

The Chinese government on Tuesday said the Philippines’ arbitration bid over its maritime dispute in the West Philippine Sea has “seriously injured” its bilateral relations with China.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Manila’s arbitration attempt ‘against morality’– China media

A China Coast Guard vessel attempts to block a Philippine government vessel as the latter tries to enter the China Second Thomas Disputed Shoals, locally known as Ayungin Shoal, to orate Philippine troops and resupply provisions Saturday, March 29, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO

Chinese state media on Tuesday accused the Philippines of violating morality and international law by seeking United Nations arbitration in the South China Sea territorial dispute between the two countries.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

China rejects PH argument on territorial row

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China on Monday said it would not accept and participate in the written argument submitted by the Philippines to the United Nations (UN) International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (Itlos) .

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

China to PH: Provocations have consequences

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The BRP Sierra Madre, a fleet marine detachment in Ayungin Shoal. INQUIRER PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

China on Monday warned the Philippines that it would face consequences for its provocative actions over the disputed Ayungin Shoal in the Spratly Island.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH files 4,000-page ‘memorial’ vs China before int’l court

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The Philippine government on Sunday filed a 4,000-page memorandum on its claims on the West Philippine Sea before an international court, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

PH votes vs Russia’s annexation of Crimea at UN

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The Philippines was among the 100 countries that voted in favor of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly resolution that scored Russia’s annexation of Crimea and affirmed Ukraine’s territorial integrity.

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

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