PH-China dispute - updates

Rappler's latest stories on PH-China dispute


[OPINYON] Tayo nang maglaro ng Chinese barter

Jun 24, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Bukod sa malaking usapin ng soberanya sa teritoryo, sa likod ng ilang kilong isda kapalit ng instant noodles o bottled water ay ang binabanggit ko: kalayaan at kusang-loob

Cayetano says PH can't file protest vs China bombers

Jun 02, 2018 - 8:06 AM

Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says it is 'ridiculous' to protest about an action beyond Philippine shores. 'Paano tayo magpo-protest sa hindi natin territory?'

NO PROTEST. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says the Philippines cannot file a protest against China's bombers in the South China Sea. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

DFA won't publicly condemn China over bombers

May 21, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Instead of publicizing a diplomatic protest, the Philippines says it is 'closely monitoring developments in the West Philippine Sea and the South China Sea'

DIPLOMATIC PROTEST? Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says it is no longer the Philippines' strategy to file diplomatic protests against China at every opportunity it has. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

DFA silent on Chinese bombers in South China Sea

May 20, 2018 - 2:01 PM

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon condemns 'this creeping invasion' while Senator Risa Hontiveros tells government 'to end their subservience to China'

SILENCE. The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs, under Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, has not issued a statement on China's bombers in the South China Sea as of May 20, 2018. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Chinese bombers land on South China Sea island

May 19, 2018 - 11:28 AM

'Nearly all of the Philippines falls within the radius of the bombers, including Manila and all 5 Philippine military bases earmarked for development under the US-Philippines Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement,' says the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative of the Center for Strategic and International Studies

CHINESE BOMBER. A video posted by the state-owned People's Daily of China shows a Chinese bomber in takeoff and landing training on an island reef in the South China Sea. Screengrab from People's Daily

PH aborts construction on Pag-asa sandbar after China protest

Nov 08, 2017 - 11:14 AM

(UPDATED) 'We tried to put some structures in one of the sandbars near our island and the Chinese reacted....The President said, "Let's pull out,"' Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana reveals at the ASEAN Leadership Forum

SOUTH CHINA SEA. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana addresses the ASEAN leadership forum on November 8, 2017, where he discussed the South China Sea dispute, among others topics. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Chinese ships spotted near Pag-asa Island sandbars, says Alejano

Oct 03, 2017 - 4:12 PM

(UPDATED) The ships were monitored on September 18, says opposition lawmaker Gary Alejano

CHINESE ACTIVITY. Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano, a former soldier, says Chinese vessels were spotted near Pag-asa island and its sand bars. File photo

PH hails ties with China on year 1 of Hague ruling

Jul 12, 2017 - 9:34 AM

The Philippines calls itself a regional peacemaker after adopting positive neighborly relations with China

WARMER TIES. President Rodrigo Duterte shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping during the Philippine leader's visit to China in May 2017. Photo from Presidential Photo

PH security officials visit disputed island in West PH Sea

Apr 21, 2017 - 1:14 PM

3RD UPDATE China challenges Philippine Air Force planes as they fly over the disputed area – a routine exchange between the 2 countries in the West Philippine Sea

PAG-ASA ISLAND TRIP. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana visits Pag-Asa Island in the disputed Spratlys on April 21, 2017. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

PH-China sea dispute may not be solved ‘in our lifetime’ – Yasay

Oct 19, 2016 - 3:44 PM

Our closer ties with China is not going to erode our close ties with the rest of our allies and traditional partners Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay also tells Filipino and Chinese businessmen in Beijing

MEETING CHINESE BUSINESSMEN. Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr addresses Filipino and Chinese businessmen at a gathering in Beijing on October 19, 2016. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Duterte won't raise PH fishing rights in Beijing – Yasay

Oct 19, 2016 - 2:43 PM

We re taking advantage of the opportunity of making sure that the other aspects of our relationship with our neighbor China will be pursued says Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr

IMPROVING PH-CHINA TIES. Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr talks to the Philippine media covering President Rodrigo Duterte's state visit to China on October 19, 2016. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

China: Checking the boxes for fear of true global humiliation

Aug 17, 2016 - 9:00 AM

These what ifs are threatening situations that will feed directly into Beijing s fear of true humiliation

DIPLOMACY. Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jinhua meets Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr in Malacañang Palace. Photo from Presidential Photographers Division

Time for a Ramos model in the West Philippine Sea?

Aug 06, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Instead of opting for either a bilateral or multilateral approach Ramos adopted what I call bi multilateralism in his administration s approach to China

DUO. A file photo of 2 former leaders - former Philippine president Fidel Ramos and former Chinese president Jiang Zemin. File photo by AFP

Belmonte eyed to lead new House committee on West PH Sea

Aug 03, 2016 - 2:46 PM

House Majority Floor Leader Rudy Fariñas hopes former Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr s strong sense of nationalism will make him accept the job

West Philippine Sea: Why China can’t just ignore Hague ruling

Aug 03, 2016 - 1:00 PM

If China continues to refuse compliance the Philippines and other claimant states can ask the International Seabed Authority to revoke China’s license to extract seabed resources in international waters

DILEMMA. A security officer stands guard at the door of the Chinese consular office as Filipino protestors holding placcards are seen reflected on its glass during a protest against China's territorial claims over the disputed Spratlys group of islands in Makati city, south of Manila, Philippines, July 12, 2016. Photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

Taiwan: Include us in dialogues on South China Sea

Jul 22, 2016 - 6:00 PM

From a historian scholar’s perspective the South China Sea is not only Asia’s Cauldron as Robert D Kaplan described but also a complex and dangerous powder keg of the Asia Pacific region

 A handout picture made available by the Office of the President of Taiwan shows Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (C) walking to board the Taiwanese Navy warship Kang Ding before it sets sail to Taiping Island in the South China Sea on July 13, 2016. Photo courtesy of the Office of the President of Taiwan

#AnimatED: Strategic patience in negotiating with China

Jul 18, 2016 - 9:00 AM

The Duterte government needs to move out of its shock and awe mode and map out a strategy to make China comply with Hague ruling

Duterte urged: Include Del Rosario, Carpio in talks with China

Jul 15, 2016 - 11:25 AM

Senator Bam Aquino says the Duterte administration should include the Philippine delegation to the Hague in any future bilateral talks with China

File photo of Senator Bam Aquino

What now, China?

Jul 13, 2016 - 6:30 PM

China needs to be reminded of its promise of goodwill when it takes its next actions in the South China Sea

VICTORY. Members of the Filipino community at a rally outside the United Nations in New York, July 12, 2016. Photo by Cristina DC Pastor

Vietnamese in PH celebrate Hague ruling vs China

Jul 13, 2016 - 11:23 AM

Justice always prevails over coercion and intimidation Congratulations to the Philippine people says the spokesperson of the Vietnamese Community in the Philippines

GLOBAL COMMUNITY. Vietnamese hold placards as they join a victory rally along Roxas Boulevard in Manila on July 12. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Highlights of ruling: China violated Philippine sovereign rights

Jul 12, 2016 - 6:32 PM

The UN backed tribunal declares Mischief Reef Second Thomas Shoal and Reed Bank form part of the Philippines 200 nautical exclusive economic zone and continental shelf

Image courtesy Permanent Court of Arbitration

Justice Carpio: Ruling ‘reaffirms mankind’s faith in rule of law’

Jul 12, 2016 - 5:57 PM

The Philippines foremost legal expert on the West Philippine Sea says the tribunal s ruling also reaffirms the wisdom of the Constitution in renouncing war as an instrument of national policy

2016 CHALLENGE. Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio says presidential candidates must say whether or not they will withdraw the arbitration case against China.

Aquino: Duterte a ‘patriot,’ likely to keep PH stand on China row

Jun 08, 2016 - 4:13 PM

I think he’s a no nonsense guy Once he gets all the facts then I think he will come to the same conclusion President Benigno Aquino III says of his successor

RAPPLER TALK. President Benigno Aquino III listens to questions of Maria Ressa during Rappler Talk at the Music Room in Malacanang on June 7, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

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Jun 25, 2015 - 1:09 PM

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Jun 18, 2015 - 12:00 PM

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Jun 17, 2015 - 7:00 PM

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Filipinos tough it out in China

Apr 22, 2015 - 3:30 PM

Some Filipinos in China have to bear the weight of the row between their host country and their motherland

SINGING THE BLUES AWAY. Janet Lopez and Leo Lavapie perform at the Winners International Hotel in Jinjiang county in Quanzhou, China. Photo by Mia Gonzalez/Rappler

US, PH prioritize 'high value' joint exercises amid China row

Jan 21, 2015 - 6:00 PM

The Philippines and the US agree to step up joint maritime exercises amid massive Chinese activities in the South China Sea

DIALOGUE: The 5th annual Bilateral Strategic Dialogue

Aquino in France: China dispute affects int'l community

Sep 19, 2014 - 11:12 AM

As a global community we have a choice: Either we combine our strengths and tackle our shared challenges together or fall individually to the problems that threaten all of us says President Aquino

APPEAL FOR SUPPORT. President Benigno S. Aquino III is welcomed by French Institute for International Relations Thierry de Montbrial (IFRI) founder at the IFRI Headquarters on September 18, 2014. Malacanang Photo Bureau

Palace welcomes China's 'no to war' statement

Apr 26, 2014 - 6:47 PM

Days before US President Barack Obama visits the Philippines China announces it does not want to go to war with the Philippines

China slams PH 'hype' over West PH Sea

Mar 30, 2014 - 8:08 AM

Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario is expected to announce that Manila has filed a formal plea before the UN arbitration tribunal

DAVID VS GOLIATH. A much smaller Philippine ship arrives at the disputed Ayungin Shoal. Photo by AFP

Chinese team calls off PH 'friendly' games

Jun 07, 2012 - 2:22 PM

The Shanghai Sharks cancels friendly games with the Philippines

China travel agencies stop tours to PH

May 10, 2012 - 12:30 PM

The BBC reports quoting Xinhua news agency that most travel agencies in China have canceled tours to the Philippines as the word war between both countries escalates

'Chinese' hackers deface UP website - report

Apr 20, 2012 - 7:00 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs says hackers defaced the website of the University of the Philippines

China summons PH diplomat over dispute

Apr 18, 2012 - 8:11 PM

China summoned the Philippines s charge d affaires in Beijing over the harassment of Chinese fishing boats in Scarborough Shoal

PH pulls out warship in China standoff

Apr 12, 2012 - 3:49 PM

It s possible the ship s need for fuel became a convenient escape for negotiators to ease the tension

PH deploys second ship in China standoff

Apr 12, 2012 - 10:38 AM

But foreign department officials gives assurances gov t is bent on ending the standoff peacefully

PNoy: PH, China will avoid 'violence'

Apr 11, 2012 - 5:48 PM

President Aquino says he is confident of the resolution of the impasse between Manila and Beijing over the Scarborough Shoal