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DFA belies alleged PH’s pull-out from Ayungin Shoal

The Department of Foreign Affairs today issued a statement to belie China’s allegation that the country has agreed to pull-out of the Ayungin Shoal. In a remote corner of the South China Sea, 105 nautical miles from the Philippines, lies a submerged reef that Filipinos call Ayungin. In most ways it resembles the hundreds of […]

DFA won’t comment on report about China’s plan to seize Pag-asa Island from PH

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)¬†on Monday¬†said it would not comment on reports regarding China’s plans to seize Pag-asa Island from the Philippines this year. DFA spokesperson Raul Hernandez told reporters in a text message that the department normally does not want to comment on reports that come out in the media. […]

Statement by the Secretary of DFA on the UNCLOS Arbitral Proceedings against China

Department of Foreign Affairs @ http://www.dfa.gov.ph/index.php/newsroom/dfa-releases/7300-statement-by-secretary-of-foreign-affairs-albert-del-rosario-on-the-unclos-arbitral-proceedings-against-china-to-achieve-a-peaceful-and-durable-solution-to-the-dispute-in-the-wps PDF download   Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen of the print and broadcast media. I have the honor to introduce to you the Honorable Solicitor General of the Philippines Francis H. Jardeleza who stands with me here today. This afternoon, the Philippines has taken the step of bringing China […]