PH didn’t surrender “a single inch of territory”

 August 31, 2021

MANILA – Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Tuesday said the Philippines has not surrendered a single inch of territory amid the country’s longstanding dispute with China in the West Philippine Sea (WPS).Locsin made the statement during the House appropriations committee’s… Read More


Slams Simularity report


July 17, 2021

MANILA – The Chinese Embassy in Manila on Friday night criticized the United States-based firm Simularity for “discrediting” Beijing over its report that called on Chinese ships to stop dumping human waste in the Spratlys.”The Chinese Embassy strongly condemns the said company’s act of… Read More

Western countries reaffirm Philippine maritime claims in South China Sea


July 12, 2021

MANILA – The United States of America (US), the European Union (EU), and several other western countries have reaffirmed their support to the Philippines’ claim in the South China Sea on the fifth anniversary of The Hague’s Arbitral Tribunal ruling.In a statement, Antony Blinken,… Read More

PHILIPPINES-CHINA RELATIONS: 46 years of ‘unbreakable ties’

 June 10, 2021

MANILA – The Philippines and China celebrated 46 years of bilateral ties on Wednesday, with Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. touting the “unbreakable ties” between the Filipino and Chinese people.In a message during a virtual conference hosted by the Federation of Filipino Chinese… Read More

Make SCS a ‘sea of peace,’ PH appeals to Asean, China

 June 9, 2021

MANILA – The Philippines has appealed to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and China to fully support and make the disputed South China Sea a “sea of peace, security, stability, and prosperity”.The statement was made by Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr. during the… Read More

Duterte appreciates China’s ‘timely’ aid amid Covid-19 pandemic

 June 9, 2021

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday expressed gratitude to China’s “timely” acts of helping the Philippines recover from the effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.In a message relayed to Chinese President Xi Jinping, Duterte said the… Read More

DUTERTE: PH-China ‘win-win’ cooperation promotes greater peace

 June 9, 2021, 5:13 pm

MANIA – The “win-win” cooperation between the Philippines and China helps maintain “greater peace, progress, and prosperity,” President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday.In a taped video message, Duterte said the celebration of the 46th anniversary of Philippine-China… Read More

WEST PHILIPPINE SEA (WPS) swarming with Filipino fishermen

Life goes on for fisherfolk around WPS

 June 8, 2021

With the increased presence of the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) and the Philippine Coast Guard in the West Philippine Sea (WPS), Filipino fisherfolk are able to continue their activities.On Tuesday, DA-BFAR reported that over a hundred… Read More

DFA blasts ‘incessant deployment’ of Chinese ships in Pag-asa


May 29, 2021

MANILA – Chinese vessels continue to encroach into Philippine waters, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported Saturday after citing the “incessant deployment” and “illegal activities” of these ships near Pag-asa Island in the Kalayaan Island Group.The DFA said it lodged a fresh… Read More

PHILIPPINES thanks Japan for support vs. China in West Philippine Sea row

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Cites Japan support in maritime claim, bats for rule of law

 May 28, 2021

MANILA – The Philippine government, through the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), thanked the Japanese government for its call for peace and stability in the South China Sea as well as its support for the 2016 arbitral tribunal ruling.The Philippine statement was relayed by DFA Acting… Read More

Negotiations key to resolving maritime row with China

 May 26, 2021

MANILA – Long-standing disputes between the Philippines and China in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) can only be addressed through negotiations, a political analyst said Wednesday.Ramon Casiple, vice president of Novo Trends PH, backed President Rodrigo Duterte’s firm stance that the… Read More

Malacañang leaves issue of China’s WPS incursion to DFA

 May 25, 2021

MANILA – Malacañang on Tuesday said it will let the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) decide on the supposedly lingering presence of Chinese vessels in the disputed West Philippine Sea (WPS).This, after a Washington-based geospatial imagery and data analysis firm Simularity reported… Read More

Use all assets in defending PH interests, Sobejana tells troops

 May 26, 2021

MANILA – Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief, Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, called on military personnel to use all available assets and resources in defending the country’s interests.”Intensify our efforts in decisively bolstering our defenses and securing our country’s interests…. Read More

ROQUE shoots down Robredo solution to dispute with China

No territory lost under Duterte policy on WPS

 May 24, 2021

Malacañang on Monday said the Philippines has not lost territory to China since President Rodrigo Duterte opted to use bilateral approach to settle the West Philippine Sea (WPS) dispute five years ago.Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this comment after Vice President… Read More