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...

DOT in partnership with China Airlines and GTT International holds Fam Tour to acquaint travel agents on Taiwan, PHL destinations

Fam tour affords  travel agent-participants new resources and tools for promoting tourism products and services in both countries By Manny V. Ilagan, PDOT-Los Angeles MANILA – A guided Fam Tour recently conducted jointly by the Philippine Department of Tourism’s United States...

China condemns PHL over disputed sea arbitration

Beijing, China | AFP | – China on Sunday slammed the Philippines for challenging its territorial claims over the South China Sea through international arbitration, refusing to back down just a week before a deadline to respond in the case. The Philippines infuriated China in...

PHL protests Chinese construction on Kagitingan Reef

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has already protested China’s reported reclamation project on a disputed reef in the South China Sea. Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario said the DFA sent a note verbale to China on October 10 regarding its...

PHL convicts Chinese ‘poachers’ despite Beijing’s warnings

PUERTO PRINCESA (AFP) – A Philippine court on Monday found nine Chinese fishermen guilty of poaching and environmental crimes for fishing in disputed waters, in a case that has strained relations with China. The nine, arrested in May, were fined $100,000 each for poaching with an...

China blasts ‘irresponsible’ US comments on island project

BEIJING (AFP) – Beijing on Monday dismissed as “irresponsible” US criticism of its construction of an artificial island reportedly large enough for an airstrip in a disputed section of the South China Sea. The statement by China’s foreign ministry came after a US military...

Aquino pushes for legally binding code of conduct for South China Sea

NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III has called on fellow ASEAN leaders to continue negotiations with China on the forging of a legally binding code of conduct in the South China Sea, amid tensions over territorial claims in the region. In his...