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Chinese vessels go in and out of Panatag Shoal – DFA

Two Chinese vessels have been spotted again in the disputed Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal off northern Philippines, days after it was reported that the ships have left the area, the Department of Foreign Affairs said on Monday. “Yesterday [Sunday], we received a report from the Philippine Navy confirming that Chinese ships are back in Bajo de Masinloc,” […]

US eyes progress on South China Sea tensions

WASHINGTON – A US official on Wednesday voiced hope that China and Southeast Asian nations will start talks soon on a code of conduct to resolve disputes over the South China Sea after repeated flare-ups. Joe Yun, the acting assistant secretary of state for East Asia, said that China and the 10-member Association of Southeast […]

Carpio: PHL should appeal China’s 9-dash Rule to ‘world opinion’

Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio has said that even if the Philippines wins in the arbitral dispute it has lodged against China on the West Philippine Sea, the decision would most likely go unenforced. In a speech he delivered before graduating law students of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, Carpio noted that […]

PHL envoy to China formally assumes post, seeks warmer ties under new Beijing leadership

Philippines’ top diplomat to Beijing, Erlinda Basilio, called on Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday and presented her credentials as ambassador to China. During her conversation with Xi, Basilio, in a bid to normalize ties with Beijing that was marred by a bitter territorial conflict over the South China Sea territories, conveyed President Benigno Aquino […]

EU Parliament backs PHL arbitration initiative vs China GMA News

MANILA – The European Parliament has expressed its full support of the Philippine government’s decision to bring its territorial disputes with China in the South China Sea before a United Nations arbitration tribunal and called on Beijing to adhere to international law. A resolution adopted March 14 by the European Union’s parliament approved a report […]

DFA: UN keeping close watch over PHL-China territory row

The United Nations this week said it will keep tabs on developments on the maritime row between the Philippines and China at the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea), the Department of Foreign Affairs said Thursday. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon relayed this position to Philippine permanent representative to the UN Libran Cabactulan last Tuesday, […]

China insists again on bilateral talks on South China Sea dispute with PHL

China asserted anew its stance on addressing its long-running maritime territorial dispute with the Philippines through bilateral talks, its foreign ministry said this week. Foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei also maintained China has historical, jurisprudential evidence to support its claim to the Nansha (Spratly) islands, China’s Xinhua reported. “China hopes the Philippines will honor its […]

China formally rejects UN arbitration on West PHL Sea issue

(Updated 8:11 p.m.) China has officially rejected a Philippine move to bring the long-running territorial issues over the South China Sea before a U.N. arbitration tribunal, saying Manila’s claim was legally infirm and carried unacceptable allegations against Beijing. In a statement, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said it received Tuesday afternoon from Chinese Ambassador […]

China formally rejects UN arbitration on West PHL Sea issue

By Michaella Del Callar @ http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/295671/news/nation/china-formally-rejects-un-arbitration-on-west-phl-sea-issue (Updated 8:11 p.m.) China has officially rejected a Philippine move to bring the long-running territorial issues over the South China Sea before a U.N. arbitration tribunal, saying Manila’s claim was legally infirm and carried unacceptable allegations against Beijing. In a statement, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said it […]