Proposal to seize China assets in the Philippines for WPS damage needs further study — Hontiveros

MANILA, June 10 (Mabuhay) — Senator Risa Hontiveros on Tuesday said the suggestion to seize China’s assets in the Philippines as payback for the damage it has caused in the disputed territorial waters needs further study to determine if such is allowed by the...

Italy supports PHL arbitration case vs China

ROME (Mabuhay) – Italy threw its support behind the Philippines’ move to hail China to court over the maritime disputes in the South China Sea. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi expressed support for the Philippine move to seek arbitration under the United Nations Convention on...

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...

PHL tells tribunal: China violated int’l maritime laws

MANILA (Mabuhay) –The Philippines’ legal team on Thursday presented before  a The Hague-based tribunal several international maritime law violations of China, which include massive destruction of marine ecosystem, harassment of Filipino fishermen and the intentional ramming of...

PHL vows ‘higher’ APEC summit

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Philippines Saturday vowed “higher security” for world leaders at an economic summit in Manila next week after a series of bombings and shootings left more than 120 dead in Paris. US President Barack Obama is set to join the leaders of China, Japan,...

Malacañang: PHL to push arbitration of sea disputes regardless of China’s reaction

MANILA, Oct 31 (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Saturday said the government will continue to pursue arbitration to resolve its dispute with China over the South China Sea. “Yes, we will continue to resort to arbitration. That is the most logical and the most… I suppose the...

Mayor promotes eco-tourism to battle Chinese incursions in besieged West Philippine Sea

By Abner Galino Saying we will fight fire with fire would make for a good acoustic but really implementing it against a formidable foe as China is simply a fool’s errand. This, in a nutshell, is the opinion of Kalayaan mayor Eugenio Bito-onon who is in the US to promote the...

Palace lauds Gilas Pilipinas for win vs. Japan, hopes for best at finals

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Saturday congratulated Gilas Pilipinas for its victory against Japan, a feat that set up a finals duel for the Philippine team against host China in the FIBA Asia Championship. “Congratulations once again to Gilas Pilipinas for putting...

Disaster strikes as Palestine shocks Gilas Pilipinas to open FIBA Asia

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Philippine national men’s basketball team opened the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship on a losing note, dropping a stunning 75-73 result to Palestine on Wednesday in Changsha, China. Jamal Abu-Shamala led Palestine with 26 points, including two big...

Beast mode Gilas Pilipinas vents ire on Hong Kong with 101-50 victory

MANILA, Sept 24 (Mabuhay) – After suffering a shocking defeat in the opening game of the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship, the Philippine national basketball team went on beast mode. Gilas Pilipinas took out its frustration on an overmatched Hong Kong squad, 101-50, on Thursday in...