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UK, Australia: Hague ruling binds Philippines, China

Aug 16, 2018 - 2:21 PM

Stressing the need for a rules-based system, the United Kingdom and Australia also 'regret' that the Philippines is leaving the International Criminal Court

AUSTRALIAN AMBASSADOR. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with Australian Ambassador Amanda Gorely who paid a courtesy call on the President at Malacañang on December 19, 2016. Malacañang photo

[OPINION] Why Duterte should heed Filipinos on China

Jul 25, 2018 - 9:10 AM

The Duterte administration's appeasement policy – even defeatist policy – can only cement China's hold on the West Philippine Sea and lead to a waiver of our sovereign rights that we fought so hard to win under the arbitral ruling

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, July 16-22, 2018

Jul 22, 2018 - 10:51 AM

Watch the 'Give Up Tomorrow' documentary, highlights of the Trump-Putin summit, and the report on Pacquiao's heart ailment

SUMMIT. In this file photo taken on July 7, 2017 US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin hold a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany. Photo by  Saul Loeb/AFP

Rappler Talk: Albert del Rosario on Duterte gov’t’s refusal to enforce Hague ruling

Jul 18, 2018 - 11:56 AM

Watch Rappler's full interview with former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week July 9-15, 2018

Jul 15, 2018 - 10:31 AM

The Hague ruling anniversary, Duterte's 'Sorry God,' and updates on the Thai cave rescue

[OPINION] China's grand larceny

Jul 15, 2018 - 8:25 AM

What should we now do as a willing victim and an abettor that has fully embraced our big northern neighbor who is clearly acting as a bully, a grand larcenist, and an international outlaw?

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 13, 2018

Jul 13, 2018 - 12:38 PM

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday

Duterte 'happily dancing to his master's tune' in West Philippine Sea – groups

Jul 12, 2018 - 7:23 PM

Church leaders, civil rights groups gather in front of the Chinese Embassy in Makati on the second anniversary of the Hauge ruling to denounce Duterte’s appeasement policy towards 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

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

73% of Filipinos want PH to assert rights under Hague ruling

Jul 12, 2018 - 2:06 PM

Pulse Asia president Ronald Holmes says 'a plurality of Filipinos' believe the Philippines 'should file a diplomatic protest' over China's militarization of the West Philippine Sea

PHILIPPINES-CHINA TIES. President Rodrigo Duterte (left), through meetings with China officials led by Chinese President Xi Jinping (right), seeks better ties Beijing. Malacañang file photo

Robredo seeks peaceful protest vs China moves in West PH Sea

Jul 12, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says of the Philippines' victory against China in The Hague on July 12, 2016: 'Sadly, since then, we have lost that advantage'

HAGUE RULING. Vice President Leni Robredo poses with former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario at a forum on July 12, 2018, the second anniversary of the Hague ruling on the South China Sea. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Del Rosario: PH 'a willing victim' 2 years after Hague ruling

Jul 12, 2018 - 10:36 AM

'Before we can hope for help, we must first demonstrate that we are worth helping,' says former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario on the second anniversary of the Philippines' South China Sea victory

HAGUE RULING. Former Philippine foreign secretary Albert del Rosario speaks in a forum on July 12, 2018, the second anniversary of the Hague ruling on the South China Sea. Photo by Angie de Silva

2 years after winning, Duterte refuses to enforce Hague ruling

Jul 12, 2018 - 9:07 AM

The Philippines marks the second anniversary of its victory against China over the South China Sea, still with an 'inexplicable reluctance' to enforce this ruling

EFFORTS WASTED? This is the Philippine team that flew to The Hague, Netherlands, to defend the merits of the Philippines' case against China in November 2015. Photo courtesy of PCA

[OPINION] Enforce arbitral award for present, future generations

Jul 12, 2018 - 8:57 AM

Since the Duterte administration has chosen to set aside the enforcement of the Award, the task of keeping alive the Award within our country has fallen on people like you and me

WATCH: Duterte's defense chief asserts claim to West PH Sea

Apr 22, 2017 - 11:08 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana visits Pag asa island in the West Philippine Sea bringing along with him the Philippines top military officers

WEST PHILIPPINE SEA. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana inspecting the eroded runway on Pag-asa on April 21, 2017. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Friends in need, friends indeed

Nov 02, 2016 - 8:12 AM

It took President Duterte to be frank and candid or to be more precise undiplomatic to get this far with the superpowers

FRIENDSHIP RENEWED. Chinese pupils hold the flags of the Philippines and China as they welcome President Rodrigo Duterte at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on October 20. Photo by Toto Lozano/PPD

Duterte on China, Leila de Lima, Tokyo Olympics | 6PM wRap

Aug 24, 2016 - 9:12 PM

Watch the 6PM wRap with David Lozada

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

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

LIVE: Justice Antonio Carpio on what's next for PH after case vs China

Jul 22, 2016 - 1:51 PM

What can we expect after the Philippines victory over China in the arbitral tribunal?

'Game of diplomats' begins in West Philippine Sea

Jul 16, 2016 - 9:51 PM

The goal here is a diplomatic solution to a very complicated problem Counselor Kristie Kenney of the US State Department tells Rappler

'GAME OF DIPLOMATS.' Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr (right) and Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua (left) exchange pleasantries during Zhao's courtesy call on Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on July 7, 2016. Photo from MARO-PCOO

Zambales gov to fishermen: Avoid Scarborough Shoal despite ruling

Jul 16, 2016 - 5:13 PM

The lives of our fishermen are of paramount importance that is why I have repeatedly advised them not to fish until it s free to fish says Zambales Governor Amor Deloso

PH VICTORY? Zambales Governor Amor Deloso wants to protect fishermen from his province from any possible acts of aggression on the part of China. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

Will Duterte jetski to ‘Albert rock’ and ‘Tony rock’?

Jul 15, 2016 - 4:28 PM

Solicitor General Jose Calida faces international law experts assessing our victory in the West Philippine Sea case and adds humor – ? – to the discussion

LIVE: West Philippine Sea after PH victory

Jul 15, 2016 - 12:30 PM

This forum is scheduled from 9 am to 12:30 pm at the Malcolm Theater of the University of the Philippines UP College of Law

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

PH victory over China proves 'right is might' – Del Rosario

Jul 15, 2016 - 10:20 AM

The key players behind the Philippine government team that pursued the case against China speak at a UP forum

The limits and promises of international liberal norms on China

Jul 14, 2016 - 9:00 PM

President Duterte’s more engaging stance toward China is the way to go

REJECTING THE RULING. Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin holds up a policy paper on China's position on the ruling of an arbitral tribunal on the South China Sea during a press conference in Beijing, China, on July 13, 2016. Photo by How Hwee Young/EPA

China rejects talks with PH if 'based on ruling'

Jul 14, 2016 - 5:40 PM

The historic ruling on the West Philippine Sea is nothing more than a piece of waste paper says Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin

REJECTING THE RULING. Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin holds up a policy paper on China's position on the ruling of an arbitral tribunal on the South China Sea during a press conference in Beijing, China, on July 13, 2016. Photo by How Hwee Young/EPA

Joint development in EEZ 'prohibited' – Carpio

Jul 14, 2016 - 3:09 PM

Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio says Why do you want to share what s exclusively yours?

LEADING EXPERT. Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio of the Philippine Supreme Court gives a lecture on the South China Sea dispute between the Philippines and China on June 17, 2016. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

Hague ruling: Are we apologizing for our victory?

Jul 14, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Without rubbing it in we should be rejoicing that the judgment has been in our favor that we are on the right side of the law that the rights are not only claimed by us but are lawfully ours

NEW TOP DIPLOMAT. Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr answers questions during a press conference at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Pasay City, south of Manila, Philippines, on July 1, 2016. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

PH-China ruling: Why Yasay wasn't smiling

Jul 13, 2016 - 9:30 PM

Did the government of President Rodrigo Duterte want to water down Manila’s victory to appease Beijing?

NOT SMILING. Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr draws flak for his somber tone in announcing the Philippines' victory against China on July 12, 2016. Photo courtesy of EPA

Hague ruling: Filipinos, Chinese may fish in Scarborough

Jul 13, 2016 - 7:45 PM

The UN backed tribunal recognizes the traditional fishing rights of small scale Filipino and Chinese fishermen in the shoal effectively declaring it as a common fishing ground

BACK TO SEA. Fishermen from Zambales join an anti-China rally in front of the Chinese Consulate in Makati City on July 12, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Taiwan rejects Philippines' victory over China

Jul 13, 2016 - 6:26 PM

Taiwan says the award won by the Philippines is completely unacceptable to the government of the Republic of China

TAIWANESE WARSHIP. 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

Carpio, Hilbay, Jardeleza brief Duterte on West PH Sea ruling

Jul 13, 2016 - 4:50 PM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aquirre II says the 3 men agreed to the tenor of the statement made by Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr earlier Tuesday evening

THUMBS UP. Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr gives President Rodrigo Duterte the thumbs-up sign after announcing the favorable ruling on the West Philippine Sea earlier that evening. KING RODRIGUEZ/PPD

PH to consult ASEAN allies over sea dispute ruling – defense chief

Jul 13, 2016 - 12:22 PM

The community of ASEAN who supported us in our pleading should also be consulted says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana

STUDYING THE RULING. Defense chief Delfin Lorenzana says the Philippines is still studying the implications of the South China Sea ruling. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

Aquino: 'Monumental' ruling on PH-China victory for all

Jul 13, 2016 - 7:55 AM

The former president says that with the decision the maritime dispute is now closer to having a permanent solution

CHINESE HERITAGE. The ancestors of President Benigno Aquino III come from Hongjian village in Zhangzou, a Fujian province in China. Malacañang file photo

How to enforce Hague ruling? PH lead counsel explains

Jul 12, 2016 - 8:40 PM

The Philippines’ lead counsel Paul Reichler says this will depend on how vigorously the affected states assert their rights against China

HISTORIC HEARINGS. The Philippines' lead counsel against China, Paul Reichler (right), confers with Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario (1st from left) and Philippine Solicitor General Florin Hilbay (2nd from left) on the 1st day of hearings on the merits of the Philippines' case. Photo by Abigail Valte

Duterte urged to use tribunal ruling to assert PH rights vs China

Jul 12, 2016 - 7:51 PM

UPDATED Solicitors general under the Aquino administration say the ruling is a potent legal platform for our goal of effectively asserting our maritime entitlements under UNCLOS

BALL IN DUTERTE'S COURT. Supreme Court Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza (right) and former Solicitor General Florin Hilbay urge the Duterte government to use the favorable ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration as leverage in the Philippines' relations with China. Rappler photo

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

Lawmakers hail ruling on Philippines' case vs China

Jul 12, 2016 - 6:12 PM

UPDATED Legislators at the House of Representatives are elated by the Philippines historic win against China over the West Philippine Sea dispute

HISTORIC. Lawmakers at the House of Representatives weigh in on the historic ruling on the West Philippine Sea dispute. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

‘Victory’ rally in Manila ahead of South China Sea ruling

Jul 12, 2016 - 4:27 PM

Advocacy groups are anticipating a favorable ruling for Manila hours before the arbitral tribunal in The Hague hands down its ruling on the South China Sea dispute

VICTORY? Advocacy groups celebrate an anticipated favorable ruling for Manila in the South China Sea dispute. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Lawmaker to Duterte: Convene LEDAC after PH-China case ruling

Jul 12, 2016 - 2:34 PM

Manalo matalo hindi po matatapos ang hidwaan sa pinag aagawang isla at karagatan says Kabayan Representative Harry Roque

ADVISE TO DUTERTE. Kabayan Representative Harry Roque holds a press conference ahead of the historic ruling on the dispute West Philippine Sea. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler