Tag Archives: PNP

Police arrest Chinese fishermen for poaching off Palawan

MANILA, Philippines — (UPDATE – 4:25 p.m.) China’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday that it had asked the Philippines to hand back a Chinese fishing boat and its crew seized by Philippines police in disputed waters in the South China Sea. The Philippines should stop taking provocative actions, ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a daily […]

Noy: US statement vs China to help reduce tension over sea row

MANILA, Philippines – President Aquino believes US Secretary of State John Kerry’s pronouncements and those of officials of other countries on China’s air defense identification zone would reduce tension in the disputed areas. Speaking to reporters after an event in Malacañang yesterday, Aquino said the pronouncements would be helpful. “I suppose it is good that […]

US does not recognize China air defense zone

MANILA, Philippines – Washington does not recognize China’s air defense identification zone over the East China Sea, visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry said yesterday. “The United States does not recognize that zone and does not accept it,” Kerry said during a news conference yesterday with Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario. “The zone […]

US boosts support for Philippines security forces

MANILA — The United States will provide the Philippines’ security forces with $40 million in new assistance in part to help the country protect its territorial waters amid rising tensions with China over disputes in the South China Sea, US Secretary of State John Kerry said yesterday while urging all the nations involved to “lower […]