Senator Risa Hontiveros on Monday cautioned the government that China may be using its “vaccine diplomacy” to advance its national interest, especially with regard to contested waters in the West Philippine Sea (WPS).
“Medyo nagulat ako sa sinabi na ‘set aside our differences in the West Philippine Sea.’”
Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff Gen. Gilbert Gapay has ordered all his commanders to totally dismantle all remaining New People’s Army (NPA) guerrilla fronts as the communist terrorists have been seriously weakened by government offensives.
Senator Risa Hontiveros on Friday urged the Department of Energy (DOE) to advise Filipino service contractors against entering into joint venture agreements with China-owned companies in their oil and gas exploration in the West Philippine Sea.
As the results of the US presidential elections showed a likely win by Democrat Joe Biden against the incumbent Donald Trump, Senate President Tito Sotto on Thursday said he hoped the winner would not repeat former President Barack Obama’s foreign policy in the Asia Pacific region.
Senator Risa Hontiveros on Sunday said she was “cautiously optimistic” about reports that President Rodrigo Duterte has lifted the oil exploration moratorium in the West Philippine Sea (WPS).
Senator Leila de Lima said President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to lift the moratorium on oil and gas exploration in the West Philippine Sea put him a step closer to his desire for a joint project with China in the disputed region.
President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the lifting of the suspension of petroleum activities and the resumption of petroleum exploration in the West Philippine Sea (WPS), the Department of Energy (DOE) said.
MANILA – The Philippines has been able to perform its mandate to protect its maritime interests in the West Philippine Sea (WPS), National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. said Thursday.
Muntinlupa City Representative Ruffy Biazon is thankful for President Duterte’s strong declaration of the country’s ownership of the West Philippine Sea before the United Nations.…
Retired Supreme Court (SC) Justice Antonio Carpio on Friday (Sept. 18) urged Filipinos to show their support to the note verbale of several European countries which rejected China’s territorial claims over the West Philippine Sea (WPS).
Magdalo party-list Rep. Manuel Cabochan III on Thursday urged the Duterte administration to heed the call of the Philippine Navy to maintain their base in Sangley Point in Cavite despite the plan to build a new international airport in the area.
Senate Minority Leader Franklin M. Drilon called on the government Monday (September 7) to terminate the contract with the Chinese firm which bagged the contract for the construction of Sangley Point International Airport (SPIA) in Cavite, citing its supposed history of fraud and corruption.
Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. has rejected the reported proposal to place an attaché for the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in Beijing, saying it would equate to Manila conceding its rights in the West Philippine Sea.
President Rodrigo Duterte will not give an inch of Philippine territory to any other state, Malacañang said, reacting to claims by China that the Philippines has been doing “illegal provocations” in the West Philippine Sea.
Former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV has slammed the alleged arrogance of Robin Padilla and his boss President Duterte.
Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. had enough of the bashing over the government’s alleged cowardly stance on the territorial spat with China.
The Philippines is not ready to go to war with China over the West Philippine Sea, President Rodrigo Duterte reiterated Monday.
The Philippines has resolved to use more peaceful and diplomatic ways to settle its long-simmering territorial dispute with China in the hotly-contested South China Sea.
The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) called for the removal of troops from China and the United States (U.S.) within the country’s territorial waters and surrounding sea.
Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro “Teddyboy” Locsin Jr. told PLDT Inc. Wednesday (June 10) to drop its roaming partnerships with China and Vietnam after journalists who covered an event at Pag-asa Island in the West Philippine Sea received text messages welcoming them to China.
Retired Supreme Court (SC) Justice Antonio Carpio has called on the country to conduct joint patrols with other nations in the West Philippine Sea due to continued Chinese incursions.
Senator Risa Hontiveros demanded China on Wednesday (April 22) to foot the bill for the Philippines’ coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) response as payback for the the losses incurred by the country over the West Philippine Sea maritime dispute and Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs).
Retired Supreme Court (SC) justice Antonio Carpio warned President Rodrigo Duterte that the country would lose the West Philippine Sea (WPS) if he forsakes the United States as an ally.