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Malacañang affirms survey on West Philippine Sea

PRESIDENTIAL Spokesperson Harry L. Roque, Jr. on Sunday said Malacañang is “”one with our people in seeking to assert our sovereign rights and territorial claims in the (West Philippine Sea).”

China may use control over disputed sea to challenge US presence...

A report from the United States Congressional Research Service revealed China's capability to control the South China Sea in the event that a war...

China to investigate Scarborough incident

THE CHINESE government on Monday said it is investigating the reported incident regarding Chinese Coast Guard members who were caught in a video taking the catch of Filipino fishermen in the waters of Scarborough Shoal.

Former national security adviser Roilo Golez dead at 71

Former national security adviser Jose Roilo S. Golez passed away on Monday morning, June 11. He was 71. The former Parañaque representative and National Security...

Carpio: Philippines can file complaint over Chinese poaching of fishermen’s catch

ACTING Chief Justice Antonio T. Carpio told reporters on Friday that the Philippines can protest and file a complaint in response to the video released on Thursday showing members of the Chinese Coast Guard allegedly harassing Filipino fishermen and seizing their haul off Scarborough Shoal in Zambales.

Senate to hold hearings on China’s increased activities in disputed sea

The Senate will hold hearings on the increased activities of China in South China Sea, foreign relations committee chair Loren B. Legarda said on...

Resolution urges Duterte to convene NSC, take action on South China...

Detained opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima on Friday announced that she has filed Senate Resolution (SR) No. 744 urging President and Commander-in-Chief Rodrigo...

Carpio: Philippines must formally protest China militarization

In response to the sighting of Chinese long-range bombers in the Paracel Islands, Acting Chief Justice Antonio T. Carpio on Tuesday, May 22, insisted...

Lawmaker condemns China’s installation of defense  system on Mischief Reef

A lawmaker "strongly" condemned China's installation of a missile system in the West Philippine Sea. "The Chinese has also set up missiles in the...

Duterte to ‘revisit’ UN West Philippine Sea ruling ‘at the right...

President Rodrigo R. Duterte vowed that he will revisit “at the right time” a United Nations ruling that upheld the Philippines’ sovereign rights over...

Philippines should seek alliances to prepare for ‘fourth industrial revolution’ —...

The Philippines must not focus on the issue in the West Philippine Sea but should also look into "multiple channels of political, social, economic,...

ASEAN summit in Singapore to include talks on South China Sea

The South China Sea issue will be one of the topics to be discussed by leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)...

Duterte: Chinese bases on disputed sea were built as shield from...

By Arjay L. Balinbin BEIJING’S military bases in the disputed South China Sea were built to defend China against any attack by the United States,...

PHL to keep ‘close ties’ with China, avoid tension

By Arjay L. Balinbin THE PHILIPPINES is keen on maintaining close ties with the People’s Republic of China despite its incessant militarization in the West...

House panel OK’s bill declaring Kalayaan islands ‘alienable’

A BILL seeking to declare as “alienable and disposable” the Kalayaan Group of Islands has passed the committee level at the House of Representatives. The...