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Del Rosario: PH should seek U.N. resolution asking China to follow Hague ruling

Dec 07, 2018 - 11:46 AM

The country's former top diplomat says the United Nations gives the Philippines a forum where its views can be heard in the face of a much more powerful country

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Malacañang: Other countries should assert Hague ruling

Nov 20, 2018 - 2:17 PM

Malacañang sees the value in pressuring China to abide by the 2016 Hague ruling even as President Rodrigo Duterte himself has said that doing so would only provoke China

Activists participate on a protest in front of the Chinese Consular office in Manila on July 12, 2018, to mark the second anniversary of a UN-backed tribunal ruling in July 2016 saying there was no basis for China's claims to most of the South China Sea. The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague in July 2016 ruled that there was no legal basis for Beijing's claims to much of the South China Sea, embodied in a "nine-dash line" that dates from 1940s maps and stretches close to other countries' coasts, a decision which China angrily rejected. / AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

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Jul 14, 2018 - 12:11 PM

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VIVE LA FRANCE. A France fan cheers before the Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final football match between France and Belgium at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on July 10, 2018. Photo by Christophe Simon/AFP

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Malacañang says no need to enforce Hague ruling

Jul 12, 2018 - 2:45 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario and other individuals do not 'fully comprehend the nature of arbitration'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and People's Republic of China President Xi Jinping pose for a photo following a successful bilateral meeting at the Boao State Guesthouse on April 10, 2018. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte falsely claims Hague ruling issued during Aquino presidency

May 04, 2018 - 8:25 PM

'Aquino filed an arbitration case, we won, he was still there. Bakit hindi niya ginawa kung 'yan ang gusto ng mga yellow?' says President Rodrigo Duterte

Outgoing President Benigno S. Aquino III with incoming President Rodrigo R. Duterte at the Main Lobby stairs of the Malacañan Palace during the Departure Honors on Thursday (June 30, 2016). (Photo by Joseph Vidal / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

ASEAN military chiefs push for peace in South China Sea

Mar 11, 2018 - 4:18 PM

ASEAN military chiefs also stress the need for 'a peaceful resolution' of the South China Sea dispute

2016 PHOTO. Structures seen on a satellite image of Mischief Reef on November 15, 2016, released December 13, 2016. Image courtesy of CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative/DigitalGlobe

West PH Sea worth more than $24B from China – Carpio

Jul 14, 2017 - 7:30 PM

The value of resources in the West Philippine Sea is much much higher than the Philippines 24 billion package from China SC Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio says

LEGAL LUMINARY. Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio says he is sure the value of the West Philippine Sea's riches 'is much, much higher' than the Philippines' $24-billion package from China. Photo courtesy of Stratbase-ADRI

Rally world around Hague ruling, experts tell PH

Jul 13, 2017 - 7:00 PM

We just dropped the ball after the ruling came out so how can you expect the world to support us? says SC Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio

HAGUE RULING. Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio (4th from left) and former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario (5th) lead the group of panelists at a forum on July 12, 2017, the first anniversary of the historic hague ruling on the South China Sea. Photo courtesy of Stratbase-ADRI

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Jul 12, 2017 - 9:55 PM

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Talk to China or go to war? 'False option,' Carpio says

Jul 12, 2017 - 8:50 PM

Those who raise the issue of war with China either do not understand the 3 warfare strategy of China or simply are scaring Filipino people to make them submit to China says SC Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio

WAR THREAT? Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio says on July 12, 2017, that China 'does not want war' over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). Rappler photo   WAR THREAT? Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio says on July 12, 2017, that China 'does not want war' over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). Rappler photo

Justice Carpio hits Duterte policy after Hague ruling

Jul 12, 2017 - 5:59 PM

I do not at all blame the DFA for this because the chief architect of our foreign policy is not the DFA but the President SC Senior Associate Justice Carpio says

LEGAL LUMINARY. Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio criticizes the Duterte administration's policy on the West Philippine Sea. Rappler file photo

PH urged to 'reassume leadership' a year after Hague ruling

Jul 12, 2017 - 12:35 PM

Even today countries hope for us to lead from our position of strength says ex DFA chief Albert del Rosario

ICON OF DIPLOMACY. Albert del Rosario, 76, formally steps down as the Philippines' foreign affairs chief on March 7, 2016, after 5 years in service. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Jose Calida's many hats for friend Rody

Jun 26, 2017 - 3:00 PM

(UPDATED) Calling himself the 'tribune of the people,' Solicitor General Jose Calida has visited a drug lord in jail and faced the Supreme Court – all to bring down a Duterte critic

Southeast Asian leaders wrestle over China at summit

Apr 29, 2017 - 2:38 PM

Other ASEAN leaders seek to toughen up President Rodrigo Duterte s statement on Chinese expansionism according to diplomats

ASEAN 50TH. Association of the Southeast Asian Nations leaders pose for a family photo at the Coconut Palace on Saturday, April 29.

Duterte to declare Scarborough Shoal a marine reserve

Nov 21, 2016 - 11:10 AM

The Philippine President has told Chinese President Xi Jinping about his plan to ban fishing in the shoal says National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr

EO ON SCARBOROUGH. President Rodrigo Duterte is welcomed by army and police officials during his arrival at the Davao International Airport in Davao City on November 17, 2016 prior to his departure for Lima, Peru. Photo by Karl Alonzo/Presidential Photo

Duterte faces Asia's Goliath: What PH stands to gain or lose in China

Oct 17, 2016 - 7:56 PM

The unwieldy Philippine President heads to China s capital on Tuesday October 18 Will his visit yield gifts from an old friend a victory against a foe or a deal with the devil?

Duterte: I won't give up West PH Sea, Hague ruling

Oct 16, 2016 - 3:37 PM

Nobody but nobody even the President of this country can give up the claim That s one sure way of going to impeachment says the Philippine President

OFF TO CHINA. President Rodrigo Duterte beams as he leads the inspection of Barko ng Republika ng Pilipinas (BRP) Tubbataha during the 115th anniversary of Philippine Coast Guard on October 12. Photo by REY BANIQUET/Presidential Photo

Duterte: You'll see me more often in China

Sep 22, 2016 - 6:26 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says that during his trip to China he will demand that the Asian giant give back the fishing rights of Filipinos

DUTERTE'S CHINA PIVOT. On National Heroes' Day, President Duterte shakes hands with Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jinhua. Photo from PPD

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Duterte to China: You can't avoid Hague ruling

Aug 24, 2016 - 5:21 PM

President Duterte warns China that if they can t understand each other the Philippine military has no choice but to defend the country s sovereign rights

WHAT NOW, CHINA? President Rodrigo Duterte addresses soldiers in a military camp in Tanay, Rizal, on August 24, 2016. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Duterte won't bring up West PH Sea in ASEAN Summit

Aug 17, 2016 - 7:32 PM

If you quarrel with them now and you claim sovereignty make noise here and there they might not just want even to talk says Duterte about how China might react if he brings up the maritime dispute during the regional summit

RELATIONS WITH CHINA. President Rodrigo Duterte says he doesn't want to endanger bilateral talks with China during an August 17, 2016 press conference. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

NSC to Ramos: Begin China talks with 'things we agree on'

Jul 29, 2016 - 3:08 PM

The National Security Council chaired by President Rodrigo Duterte gives the guiding principles for former president Fidel Ramos mission to Beijing

BEIJING MISSION. President Rodrigo Duterte chats with Former President Fidel V. Ramos during the Testimonial Dinner Reception organized by the San Beda Law Alumni Association at Club Filipino in San Juan City, Manila on July 14, 2016. KING RODRIGUEZ/PPD

Aquino, Arroyo attend NSC meeting on Hague ruling

Jul 27, 2016 - 4:49 PM

Former presidents Benigno Aquino III and Gloria Macapagal Arroyo set aside their differences to join President Rodrigo Duterte in his first National Security Council meeting

IN FULL FORCE. (Second front left to right) Former presidents Gloria Mapacagal-Arroyo, Fidel Ramos, Joseph Estrada, and Benigno Aquino III attend the National Security Council meeting on July 27, 2016. Malacanang photo release

Duterte wants to send Ramos to China for talks

Jul 14, 2016 - 10:45 PM

Former president Fidel Ramos however hints he might not accept the offer citing his age and other commitments

Fidel Ramos