Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea - updates

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Aquino: China violates declaration with ASEAN on South China Sea

Jun 05, 2018 - 2:54 PM

'Walang isla, nagkaroon ng isla....Meron ngayong facilities. 'Yung facilities, tinitirahan ng personnel 'nyo. Noong tinatayo 'nyo 'yan, for everybody. Ngayon, nilalagyan na ninyo ng mga sandata,' says former president Benigno Aquino III

Former President Aquino’s press con re Dengvaxia case against him and others. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

PH and China’s 21st century maritime silk road

May 22, 2015 - 2:24 PM

The vision of an Asian Way of cooperation and alliance is getting closer to reality and the Philippines must be part of that vision and leave the tradition of nation state as the world blurs its borders

G7 foreign ministers hit China reclamation

Apr 17, 2015 - 8:51 AM

We strongly oppose any attempt to assert territorial or maritime claims through the use of intimidation coercion or force G7 foreign ministers say

VOICING CONCERN. (L-R) German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Canadian Foreign Minister Rob Nicholson, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, US Secretary of State John Kerry, and European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini en route to the meeting of the G7 foreign ministers in Luebeck, Germany, on April 15, 2015. The two-day gathering of envoys from France, Britain, Germany, Canada, the United States, Italy, and Japan marks the beginning of the intensive stage of Germany's chairmanship of the group. Photo by Carsten Rehder/EPA

PH cites 'growing int'l concern' over China reclamation

Apr 12, 2015 - 12:28 AM

The Department of Foreign Affairs says China s reclamation activities in the South China sea undermine our collective efforts to build regional security and stability

SUBJECT OF PROTESTS. A photo obtained by Rappler shows the status of reclamation activities in Keenan (Chigua) Reef in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) as of December 12, 2014.

Photos show China's 'massive' reclamation in West PH Sea

Jan 22, 2015 - 9:28 AM

The reclaimed Kagitingan Reef is believed to become the site of a runway for China s air assets to be present in a disputed area already dominated by its ships

50% COMPLETE? A runway is believed to be among what China will build at the reclaimed Kagitingan Reef off the coast of Palawan

China turns tables on PH over 'moratorium' on tensions

Jun 17, 2014 - 8:45 AM

While it conducts reclamation activities China slams the Philippines for planning to build an airport and upgrade its naval facilities in the South China Sea

DISPUTED ISLANDS. An aerial photo shows Pag-asa (Thitu) Island, part of the disputed Spratly group of islands, in the South China Sea located off the coast of western Philippines on July 20, 2011. File photo by Rolex dela Peña/Pool/AFP

Philippines to press 'gas pedal' vs sea tensions

Jun 16, 2014 - 4:09 PM

The Philippines wants to be a leader to speed up the process of easing tensions in the disputed South China Sea

TOP DIPLOMATS. Foreign ministers in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, including Philippine Foreign Minister Albert del Rosario (first from left), pose for a photo during the ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting at the 24th ASEAN Summit in Naypyitaw, Myanmar on May 10, 2014. Photo by Nyein Chan Naing/EPA

PH eyes 'moratorium' on South China Sea tensions

Jun 16, 2014 - 11:29 AM

I think we would use the international community to step up Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario says in the face of China s expansion agenda

Indonesia rejects 'military solution' to sea disputes

May 23, 2014 - 7:12 PM

The South China Sea issue is a litmus test for ASEAN Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa tells Rappler s Maria Ressa

'Winner-take-all' tack won't solve Asia rows: US commander

May 23, 2014 - 4:33 PM

Security experts agree that regional collaboration on security is more crucial now and that a Code of Conduct in the South China Sea should have been forged long ago

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PH, Indonesia: Maritime deal model for dispute settlement

May 23, 2014 - 2:57 PM

President Benigno Aquino III and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono witness the signing of 3 bilateral agreements that bring their countries to a new phase of cooperation

Aquino and Yudhoyono

PH shows 'destabilizing' China moves in Spratlys

May 15, 2014 - 12:43 PM

UPDATED Before and after photos of China s extensive reclamation in the disputed West Philippine Sea show its violation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea

SUSPECTED AIRSTRIP. The Philippines slams China for its 'extensive reclamation' on Mabini (Johnson) Reef in the West Philippine Sea. Photo courtesy of DFA

China constructing in West Philippine Sea

May 14, 2014 - 12:13 PM

A Philippine defense official says China s construction activities in the area was monitored early this year

PH-China territorial dispute

China presses bilateral resolution of dispute amid Obama visit

Apr 23, 2014 - 7:34 PM

A senior Chinese diplomat asserts that external parties have no place in territorial disputes as US President Barack Obama begins his Asian tour

China to PH: ‘Friends avoid lawsuits’

Apr 03, 2014 - 2:05 PM

China says it is part of its culture and tradition to avoid a lawsuit especially one involving a long standing friend like the Philippines

Aquino, Obama to tackle China issue

Apr 01, 2014 - 4:58 PM

President Aquino and US President Obama will discuss the West Philippine Sea dispute when they meet in Manila in late April

Aquino: PH not provoking China

Mar 31, 2014 - 5:01 PM

President Aquino says China should recognize the right of the Philippines to defend its own interests

South China Sea dispute drifts into international waters

Jun 26, 2013 - 12:24 PM

Expert: The South China Sea dispute is no longer a conflict between China and ASEAN

DISPUTED. This territory west of the Philippines is claimed by six countries

DFA: China sanctions on vessels a 'threat'

Dec 01, 2012 - 2:40 PM

Chinese threats against vessels illegally entering disputed waters is an excessive claim and a threat to all countries