Malacañang said Friday President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to visit Pag-asa Island in the West Philippine Sea within his term.
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The government exists to "protect and serve" its people and their interest, the Senate opposition bloc said on Thursday.
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National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. has assured that China has not seized the Sandy Cay, a sand bar near Pag-asa Island, despite the reported presence of Chinese ships in the area.
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Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on Wednesday said the mere presence of Chinese vessels near Pag-asa Island should not be a cause for alarm.
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President Rodrigo Duterte may have nixed his plan to plant a flag on one of the islands in the disputed Spratlys Group in the South China Sea, but he still wants to go there, said Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana.
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President Rodrigo Duterte may have backed out of his plan to plant the Philippine flag on Pag-asa Island, but he is adamant about his orders to the Armed Forces of the Philippines to occupy about 10 islands in the disputed South China Sea.…
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President Rodrigo Duterte may have scored brownie points with his supporters for saying he might go to Pag-asa Island on Independence Day and plant the Philippine flag there, but maritime law expert Jay Batongbacal believes it means little…
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President Rodrigo Duterte is considering going to Pag-asa Island (also known as Thitu Island) on Independence Day in a bid to assert the Philippines' sovereignty amid an ongoing maritime row with China in the South China Sea.
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Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Gregorio Pio Catapang has welcomed the move of the municipal government of Kalayaan in Palawan province to welcome tourists to the disputed Pag-asa island by opening the runway to…