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...

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...

Comelec to rule on Poe’s disqualification cases before year ends

MANILA, Oct. 28 (Mabuhay) – The Commission on Elections will rule on the disqualification cases filed against independent presidential candidate, Senator Grace Poe, before the middle of December. “Sa palagay ko as soon as possible consistent with due process. Hindi patatagalin...

PNP to go on heightened alert for Undas from Oct. 29 to Nov. 3

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday said its units nationwide will go on a heightened alert status from October 29 until November 3. According to PNP chief Ricardo Marquez, the heightened alert status is part of the police force’s...

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...

SC grants Enrile plea on bill of particulars over pork cases

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Supreme Court has granted a petition filed by Senator Juan Ponce Enrile to get a bill of particulars from the Sandiganbayan to enable him to properly plead and prepare for his graft and plunder trial. In a media briefing, SC Public Information Office...

VP Binay spokesman: Trillanes’ bullying must be stopped

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The spokesman of Vice President Jejomar Binay on Tuesday defended the filing of a P200-million libel suit against his political detractors, as it singled out Senator Antonio Trillanes IV for supposedly “bullying” Binay. “The complaint...

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...

Palace: PHL ready for 2nd round of arguments in arbitration case vs. China

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Philippine delegation to The Hague is prepared to field clarificatory questions from the arbitral tribunal handling the case the Philippines filed regarding its maritime dispute with CHina, Malacañang said Saturday. Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda...