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PH hails diplomatic ties with China despite row

MANILA, Philippines—Their territorial dispute in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) should not stop the Philippines and China from celebrating the 38th anniversary of the establishment of their diplomatic relations, Malacañang said Sunday. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said relations between the two countries were multifaceted and the territorial dispute over parts of the […]

‘China-PH relationship not just about sea row’

MANILA – There is more to the relationship between China and the Philippines than the row over at the West Philippine Sea, Malacanang said, as it stressed that the country will retain a non-provocative stance amid Chinese ships still allegedly trespassing in Philippine waters. “Our relationship with our neighbor is multifaceted. And, as we’ve always […]

South China Sea and economic development at the center of the Asean summit

MANILA — Malacañang is hopeful that a Code of Conduct in the West Philippine Sea could be crafted during the 22nd Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) in Brunei Darussalam. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said that President Benigno Aquino III will depart for Brunei on Wednesday for the two-day meeting and […]