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...

Duterte invokes arbitral ruling vs. China in first UN speech

MANILA, Sept 23 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday invoked the country’s arbitral victory in 2016 against China’s massive claims in the South China Sea. In his first speech before the United Nations General Assembly, Duterte said the Philippines...

Palace thanks UK, France, Germany for supporting PH arbitral win

MANILA, Sept 19 (Mabuhay) — Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Friday extended gratitude to the United Kingdom, France, and Germany for supporting Manila’s win in the South China Sea by citing the 2016 Arbitral Award that invalidated Beijing’s expansive...

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 backs US plan to sail anew near artificial islands claimed by China

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Philippines backed a new plan by the United States to send more warships to sail close to China’s artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea, saying its ally’s move is consistent with international law. Washington’s freedom of navigation...

Solon withdraws motion to cite reporter in BBL ‘payola’ exposé for contempt

MANILA (Mabuhay) — A lawmaker has formally withdrawn his motion to cite in contempt the newspaper reporter who bared the alleged bribery to lawmakers to pass the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) in the House of Representatives. Cavite Rep. Elpidio Barzaga withdrew his...

Wang Bo denies involvement in BBL payola controversy

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Suspected Chinese crime lord Wang Bo on Tuesday denied bribing officials of the Bureau of Immigration to sign his release papers, as he dismissed the allegation that he gave $10 million to members of the House of Representatives as bribe. Wang made the...

De Lima forms team to probe Wang Bo deportation case

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Justice Secretary Leila de Lima has created a five-member panel to investigate the deportation controversy surrounding Chinese gambling lord Wang Bo, who allegedly bribed Immigration officials in exchange for his freedom. In a two-page department order, De Lima...

Nine Chinese fishermen freed from PHL jail

Manila, Philippines (AFP) – The Philippines has freed nine Chinese fishermen convicted of poaching endangered sea turtles after they completed one-year jail terms, officials said Wednesday. The nine, arrested in disputed waters in May last year, were jailed after they failed to...

PHL convicts Chinese ‘poachers’ despite Beijing’s warnings

PUERTO PRINCESA (AFP) – A Philippine court on Monday found nine Chinese fishermen guilty of poaching and environmental crimes for fishing in disputed waters, in a case that has strained relations with China. The nine, arrested in May, were fined $100,000 each for poaching with an...
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