Arbitral ruling can’t be ignored by any country, Duterte to Asean

MANILA, Nov 12 (Mabuhay) — No country can ignore nor diminish the Philippines’ arbitral victory in the South China Sea case, President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday. Duterte asserted the country’s arbitral win in his speech during the virtual plenary session of the...

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...

APEC leaders told to speak up on maritime disputes

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Parañaque Rep. Roilo Golez, one of the convenors of the Movement and Alliance to Resist China’s Aggression, led his colleagues in urging the heads of the economies participating in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit next week to speak up...

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...

Poe camp insists disqualification case a ploy to prevent her from running

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The camp of Senator Grace Poe said Friday the disqualification case filed against the lawmaker was a mere ploy to prevent her from seeking higher office in 2016. In a statement, lawyer Alexander Poblador, Poe’s counsel, said the case filed by defeated 2013...

Aquino lashes China: Respect our rights

TOKYO (Mabuhay) – President Aquino lashed back at the spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry and reminded China of the contents of an agreement that it entered into over the South China Sea. Asked about recent comments from China in a forum with the Japan National Press...

Aquino: PHL to defy China’s claim on airspace over disputed territories

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III on Monday said the Philippines will defy China’s claim on the airspace over disputed territories in the South China Sea. “We will still fly to routes that we fly based on international law,” Aquino told...