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...

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...

PH opens new fishing ground: Benham Rise

MANILA (Mabuhay) — As China asserts its presence in the West Philippine Sea, Filipino fishermen are actively avoiding Scarborough Shoal in the waters just off Zambales province. Amid the tension in the western sea board, the Philippines has announced the opening of a new...

Aquino remains hopeful that territorial dispute over the West Philippine Sea will be resolved amicably

MANILA, Oct 17 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III remains hopeful that the territorial dispute over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) will be resolved with all parties concerned amicably. The President told members of the Foreign Correspondents of the...