Monthly Archives: November 2018

The Philippines: Made in China?

Could Duterte’s pursuit of closer relations with China cost him his political popularity in the Philippines? Hanging from the footbridge of the fourteen-lane Quezon Avenue in Metro Manila on a July morning was a red banner bearing bold letters. “Welcome to the Philippines, Province of China.” The inspiration for this prank was a statement by […]

Hilbay: PH discarding Hague win with China oil deal

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 26) — Former Solicitor General Florin Hilbay warned that the Philippines is “throwing away” its 2016 victory over China in an arbitral ruling by entering into an agreement to pursue talks on a joint oil and gas exploration. “By signing this MOU (memorandum of understanding), we’re going backwards, not recognizing […]

Chinese people need to be convinced they don’t have historical claim on South China Sea —Carpio

The Chinese government may comply with the arbitral ruling on the West Philippine Sea territorial issue if its people would understand that there is no historical basis on their claim in the disputed area, acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio said Monday. At a forum at the House of Representatives, Carpio said every Chinese from all […]

Palace not sure if barring media from S. China Sea is official Beijing policy

MANILA – Malacañang will not yet take concrete steps or make any pronouncements after Chinese coastguard personnel barred a Filipino media team from covering a portion of the West Philippine Sea that is well within the exclusive economic zone of the Philippines. A Palace spokesman said Monday it will first have to validate if the […]

Carpio rallies Filipinos: Teach Chinese people they don’t own South China Sea

China’s historical claim on South China Sea ‘totally false’, ‘no basis’ Acting Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Antonio Carpio on Monday called on the Filipino people to help educate Chinese people that their country’s historical claim on nearly the entire South China Sea was “totally false” and “has no basis.” Amid the territorial dispute between […]

AI ATLANTIS China plans undersea ‘robot colony’ base for unmanned submarine drones in South China Sea

The state-of the-art submarine centre would become the first artificial intelligence colony on Earth, says scientists involved in the bizarre plan. CHINA is to build a deep sea colony for ‘robots’ to run science and defence operations in the depths of the South China Sea. The state-of the-art submarine centre would become the first artificial […]

SWS: 84% of Filipinos oppose gov’t inaction on China WPS ‘intrusion’

Majority of Filipinos think it is “not right” the government is simply letting China expand its military presence in the West Philippine Sea, a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed. In its third-quarter survey released on the eve of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to the country, SWS said the Filipinos maintain their anti-Chinese […]