Ping Lacson Visits Pag-asa Island Amid Tension with China in WPS

Lacson

Amid tension with China in the West Philippine Sea, presidential aspirant Ping Lacson visits Pag-asa Island PING LACSON – The presidential aspirant visited Pag-asa Island, part of Spratlys archipelago, amid the tension with China in the West Philippine Sea (WPS). Lacson lead the flag-raising on the said island on Saturday, November 20, to show sovereignty … Read more

President Duterte and Enrile Revive Issue Of Trillanes Role In China Negotiations During 2012 Standoff

Duterte Enrile

President Duterte and former Senate President Enrile revived the issue of Trillanes’ role in China negotiations during the 2012 standoff. President Rodrigo Duterte and former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile revived the issue of former senator Antonio Trillanes IV’s role in China negotiations during the 2012 standoff. On Monday, Enrile questioned the role Trillanes had … Read more

President Duterte’s Policy Allows Filipino Fishermen To Return In West PH Sea — Palace

fishermen

President Duterte’s policy allowed Filipino fishermen to return to the West Philippine Sea. Malacañang on Thursday said that President Rodrigo Duterte’s policy allowed Filipino fishermen to return to the West Philippine Sea. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in his regular press briefing that fishermen would still be unable to go to Scarborough Shoal in the … Read more

Palace Dares Carpio To File Legal Case vs President Duterte Over “Scrap Of Paper” Remark

Roque Carpio

Malacañang dared Antonio Carpio to file a legal case against President Duterte over the President’s “scrap of paper” remark. On Monday, Malacañang dared Retired Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio to file a legal case against President Rodrigo Duterte over the President’s “scrap of paper” remark. In his regular press briefing on Monday, Presidential … Read more

DFA Confronts Chinese Ambassador Over Influx of Vessels in WPS

DFA on West Philippine Sea dispute

DFA: “The continuing presence of Chinese vessels around the Reef is a source of regional tension.” The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has summoned Huang Xilian, Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines, due to the unresolved issue of the influx of Chinese vessels at the Julian Felipe Reef in the West Philippine Sea. According to a … Read more

ABS-CBN News Team Chased by Chinese Ships in the West Philippine Sea

ABS-CBN News Team chased

The boat onboard the ABS-CBN news team was allegedly chased by Chinese ships in the West Philippine Sea (WPS). According to Chiara Zambrano’s report on Thursday, they went to the area due to reports that several hundred Chinese ships were scattered in the WPS. They also wanted to interview fishermen in the area. They were … Read more

Palace Official: Philippines Can Seek Military Aid From Russia, China

Palace Official

A Palace official said Monday that the Philippines can seek military aid from Russia or China should it end its Visiting Forces Agreement with the US. According to Communications Secretary Martin Andanar, Duterte did say that the Philippines can go to Russia or China for military assistance “in battling these terrorists.” He added that it … Read more