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...

PH still asserting sovereign rights vs China — Panelo

MANILA, Aug 11 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines continues to assert its sovereign rights over the West Philippine Sea against China amid the prevailing coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo said on Monday. In his...

Proposal to seize China assets in the Philippines for WPS damage needs further study — Hontiveros

MANILA, June 10 (Mabuhay) — Senator Risa Hontiveros on Tuesday said the suggestion to seize China’s assets in the Philippines as payback for the damage it has caused in the disputed territorial waters needs further study to determine if such is allowed by the...

Senior expat takes pride in his ‘1734’ PHL map copy

‘Document’ portends to show what belongs to China, what’s ours By Abner T. Galino It is certainly more than an amusing coincidence to find a burning fervor for the motherland on an expatriate named Rizal Reyes, a senior in his middle 80’s and a resident of mid-city Los Angeles....

Filipinos fear ‘armed conflict’ with China over sea row: poll

Manila, Philippines (AFP)  – Eight in 10 Filipinos are worried a festering South China Sea territorial dispute could lead to “armed conflict” with the world’s most populous nation, an independent polling outfit said Friday. Manila-based Social Weather Stations said this sentiment...