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...

Palace hopes for ‘peaceful’ resolution of US-China row

MANILA, Aug 29 (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Friday expressed hope that the apparent rift between the United States and China would be “amicably and peacefully” addressed. In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the Philippines considers both the US and China...

US to continue freedom of navigation drills in SCS — Navy

MANILA, Aug 28 (Mabuhay) — The United States will continue sailing in the South China Sea to exercise its “freedom of navigation” and to reassure its allies that Washington is committed to maintaining a “free and open” Indo-Pacific region, a ranking...

President Aquino now in Italy, gets one step closer to meeting Pope Francis again

ROME, Italy, Dec 2 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III arrived here Tuesday evening (Wednesday morning in Manila) to begin the Italian leg of his three-state European trip following a two-day working visit in Paris, France. The Chief Executive and his official...

President Aquino calls for global unity to address climate change

PARIS, France, Dec 1 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III on Monday called for global solidarity in addressing climate change saying every country must commit to reduce green house gas emissions and build resilient communities. In his keynote address during the...

DFA: No reports yet of Pinoys hurt in Paris attacks

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Saturday said it has not yet received reports of Filipinos affected in the terrorist attacks that rocked busy restaurants, bars and a concert hall at locations around Paris, France. DFA spokesperson Assistant Secretary...

PHL gets G7’s back in China dispute

Manila, Philippines (AFP) Sunday 6/7/2015 – The Philippines Sunday welcomed reports that the G7 summit would express concern about unilateral efforts to assert sovereignty claims in the disputed South China Sea. Regional alarm is growing at moves by China aggressively to stake...

Philippines, France sign agreements on tourism, education

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Philippines and France on Thursday signed several agreements to enhance their cooperation in tourism and education. The signing ceremony was witnessed by President Benigno S. Aquino III and President of the French Republic François Hollande. Officials...

Franch president heads to PHL for climate push

Manila, Philippines | AFP |  – French President Francois Hollande will on Thursday arrive in the Philippines with actresses Marion Cotillard and Melanie Laurent to promote the fight against climate change. The two-day trip to the Philippines, the first by a French head of state,...