Monthly Archives: September 2022

What Philippines’ Marcos Jnr can learn from Singapore and Indonesia about balancing ties with China, US

With respect to our place in the community of nations, the Philippines shall continue to be a friend to all. And an enemy to none,” declared President Ferdinand Marcos Jnr, in his first state-of-the-nation address. “We will be a good neighbour – always looking for ways to collaborate and cooperate with the end goal of […]

No time to lose: drill gas now

The Philippines must drill for gas right away at Recto Bank. The country’s sole gas field Malampaya will run out in three years. It will take five years to get a new rig operational. With no huge alternative energy source, Filipinos would plunge into blackouts. Factories, hospitals, government offices, schools and malls will shut down. […]

‘Philippines should proceed with West Philippine Sea exploration without China’

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines should proceed to explore and develop the oil and gas in the West Philippine Sea, similar to the action of its neighbors who were able to assert their sovereign rights over their waters and completed drilling even without the benefit of an Arbitral Award and defense treaty, former foreign affairs […]