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China research in PHL waters for the sake of science, Palace...

ALLOWING CHINA to do research in Philippine waters is in pursuit of science, Malacañang defended yesterday, Jan. 18. “Alam ninyo po it’s a scientific research....

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...

Final ASEAN chairman’s 31st summit statement now even softer on China

THE FINAL version of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) chairman’s statement at the end of the bloc’s 31st summit -- released to...

China, PHL make strong pitch for reaffirmed ties

By Minde Nyl R. dela Cruz THE PHILIPPINES and China held bilateral talks on Wednesday, Nov. 15, and signed 14 agreements during what President Rodrigo...

Draft ASEAN chairman’s statement raises questions as bloc’s 31st summit winds...

THE 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit -- the second this year while the Philippines chairs the bloc -- was set to...

Trump hails ‘great relationship’ with Duterte, avoids human rights issue

US President Donald Trump said he had a “great relationship” with Rodrigo Duterte while they ignored shouted questions about alleged abuses carried out under...

FULL TRANSCRIPT: Speech of Pres. Duterte during ASEAN 2017 opening ceremony

HERE's the full transcript of Pres. Rodrigo R. Duterte's during the opening ceremony of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit on...

US-Philippines ties warm a year after Obama dust-up

US President Donald Trump is set to sit down for a formal meeting with Rodrigo Duterte today, Nov. 13, as ties warm a year after...

Eyes on Philippines as it winds down stint at region’s helm

By Maria Eloisa I. Calderon Editor-at-Large THE PHILIPPINES’ stint as chairman of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) this year is winding down: the bloc’s...

Duterte advises caution anew on maritime dispute

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte expressed caution anew about taking up the Philippines’ maritime dispute with China over the South China Sea. But at the same...

Duterte to raise maritime issues with China

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Wednesday, Nov. 8, said he will raise maritime issues between the Philippines and China at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation...

US warship sails near Paracel Islands

WASHINGTON – A US Navy destroyer sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Tuesday, three US officials told Reuters,...

DoE to hold talks with China on exploration in disputed sea

By Victor V. Saulon Sub-Editor THE DEPARTMENT of Energy (DoE) is looking at including the existing ban on oil and gas exploration in the South China...

Joint exploration prospects improve amid warming relationship with China — BMI

IMPROVING ties between the Philippines and China have increased the prospect for joint exploration in the resource-rich South China Sea, offering better prospects for...

US think tank expert flags planned joint development in disputed sea

By Ian Nicolas P. Cigaral Reporter and Victor V. Saulon Sub-Editor A JOINT development between the Philippines and China in the resource-rich South China Sea would...

US think tank: Weapons system firmed up in Chinese structures in...

By Ian Nicolas P.Cigaral, Reporter CHINA "remains committed to developing its power projection capabilities" in the South China Sea, a US think tank reported, as...