Philippine Military to send more ships to WPS amid new China law

MANILA, Feb 10 (Mabuhay) — The Philippine military will deploy more naval assets to the West Philippine Sea to look after fishermen amid China’s new law allowing its Coast Guard to shoot at foreign vessels in disputed waters, its new chief of staff said Tuesday. “Ang...

China coast guard law can be challenged if used ‘unlawfully’

MANILA, Jan 28 (Mabuhay) — The new Chinese law allowing the China Coast Guard to fire on foreign vessels found to be infringing on their sovereignty or jurisdictions can be challenged before the international community if the use of force is found “unlawful”, a...

Philippines can rally ‘overwhelming majority’ vs China before UN — Carpio

MANILA, Sept 28 (Mabuhay) — Manila can rally an “overwhelming majority” of allies against Beijing if it raises before the United Nations an arbitral ruling that invalidated China’s claims over the West Philippine Sea, retired Supreme Court Associate...

Carpio joins Del Rosario, Morales in ICC case vs. China

MANILA, Sept 16 (Mabuhay) — Former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario on Tuesday said the case filed against Chinese President Xi Jinping and other officials before the International Criminal Court will proceed after submitting new evidence that could compel the...

PHL hopeful on sea row case against China

MANILA, Dec 1 (Mabuhay) – The Philippines has expressed optimism that the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague would hand down a “truly just solution” to its case against China over disputed waters. According to a bulletin issued by Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail...

PHL argues at Hague court: China deprives us of fishing, exploration

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Philippine delegation argued before the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, Netherlands that China’s nine-dash claim has deprived the Philippines of fishing in disputed territories. The first round of arguments for the hearing on the merits...

APEC leaders condemn terrorism

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Leaders of the 21 member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation condemned all acts of terrorism and urged for closer global cooperation in the fight against extremist violence. The latest draft communiqué to be issued by APEC heads of state at the...

Canada’s trash violated int’l treaty

DFA chief says Canadian waste importation to PHL Basel Convention MANILA (Mabuhay) – Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario on Thursday said the importation of Canadian waste to the Philippines was a violation of the Basel Convention, and that the Department of Foreign...

PHL says WWII foe Japan now trusted friend

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Philippines said Saturday it had rebuilt a “strong friendship” with former foe Japan, as its neighbors criticized Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for failing to properly apologize for Tokyo’s aggression during World War II. Since the war,...

UNCLOS tribunal to rule on PHL-China sea row jurisdiction within the year

MANILA (Mabuhay) – An international tribunal in The Hague said it will make a crucial ruling on whether it can assume jurisdiction over the Philippines’ legal challenge against China over the South China Sea within the year and gave Beijing another chance to give its side in one...