Tag Archives: Raul Hernandez

Phl to China: Join us in UN arbitration

MANILA, Philippines – Joining a United Nations arbitration process to resolve territorial disputes is the course of action China should take and not just meeting Manila “halfway” on a controversial fisheries regulation in disputed waters, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said yesterday. “The nine-dash line claim is in gross violation of international law. It […]

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. […]

PH reminds China of pending protest vs Sansha City amid issue on fisheries law

MANILA, Philippines – As China’s new law requiring foreigners to seek permission to fish in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) takes effect this month, the Philippines has reminded China that it still protesting the establishment of a Chinese prefecture that encompasses areas in the disputed territories. Earlier, the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs […]