Philippine Military to send more ships to WPS amid new China law

MANILA, Feb 10 (Mabuhay) — The Philippine military will deploy more naval assets to the West Philippine Sea to look after fishermen amid China’s new law allowing its Coast Guard to shoot at foreign vessels in disputed waters, its new chief of staff said Tuesday. “Ang...

China coast guard law can be challenged if used ‘unlawfully’

MANILA, Jan 28 (Mabuhay) — The new Chinese law allowing the China Coast Guard to fire on foreign vessels found to be infringing on their sovereignty or jurisdictions can be challenged before the international community if the use of force is found “unlawful”, a...

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 rekindles efforts to measure natural resources for policy dev’t, economic planning

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Philippines is restarting efforts to do an accounting of its natural resources through a World Bank-backed program that would help to unlock the potential of the sector for economic growth and address environmental issues – particularly in the mining...

Ex-SC Justice: Bangsamoro territory will reduce PHL gov’t sovereignty

MANILA, Jan 26 (Mabuhay) – The establishment of the Bangsamoro territory will reduce the sovereignty of the Philippine government, a former Supreme Court justice said Monday. “My understanding of the Bangsamoro Basic Law and the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro is that...

Legarda cites Germany’s experience in improving PHL’s natural resources governance

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Loren Legarda today said that the Philippines can learn a lot from Germany’s experience in natural resources management and improving relevant policies, particularly on land use planning, coastal protection, sustainable forest management and...

12 Chinese jailed for illegal fishing in Tubbataha Reef

MANILA (AFP) – Twelve Chinese fishermen were handed long prison terms on Tuesday for illegal fishing in the Philippines after their ship ran aground on a World Heritage-listed coral reef, a court official said. The 12 were arrested at the Tubbataha Reef, a marine sanctuary in the...
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