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Philippines files another diplomatic protest vs China

Aug 09, 2019 - 11:22 AM

'Got it, General. DFA firing off diplomatic protest,' says Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr after Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenza urged the government to ask China why its ships were in Philippine waters

DIPLOMATIC PROTEST. Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr announces another diplomatic protest has been fired off against China over its survey ships and warships' presence in Philippine waters. Malacañang Photo

Locsin: 'Diplomatic protest fired off' vs China

Jul 31, 2019 - 1:02 PM

(UPDATED) Foreign Secretary Teodoro 'Teddyboy' Locsin Jr says a protest against China has been filed over the presence of Chinese vessels near Pag-asa Island

CHINESE SHIPS. The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI) of the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) monitors dozens of Chinese vessels near Pag-asa Island (Thitu Island) after the Philippines begins constructing there. Photo courtesy of CSIS/AMTI/DigitalGlobe

Cayetano says he protested China radio warnings

Aug 30, 2018 - 7:13 PM

In China, Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano makes a 'nonconfrontational' protest in a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi

'NONCONFRONTATIONAL' PROTEST. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano speaks with his Chinese counterpart, Foreign Minister Wang Yi, in a meeting in China on August 22, 2018. Photo courtesy of Chinese foreign ministry

'Total fakery,' Hontiveros says of '50-100' protests vs China

Aug 29, 2018 - 2:17 PM

Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano gave 'vague, evasive, and fallacious' answers about these '50-100' diplomatic protests, says Senator Risa Hontiveros

GRILLING. Senator Risa Hontiveros (right) grills Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano (left) about the West Philippine Sea, during a budget hearing at the Senate on August 28, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

'50-100' protests vs China? Cayetano now says 'we haven't counted'

Aug 28, 2018 - 9:30 PM

'In a purpose-driven foreign policy, how many doesn't really matter,' says Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano as he is grilled by Senator Risa Hontiveros

DIPLOMATIC PROTESTS. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano is grilled about the Philippines' diplomatic protests against China, as he faces senators in a budget hearing on August 28, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

DFA says Duterte admin made '85 diplomatic actions' – on what?

Jun 05, 2018 - 4:00 PM

This comes after Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano criticized Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano for supposedly filing only one protest against China

'DIPLOMATIC ACTION.' The Department of Foreign Affairs says Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano has undertaken 35 of 85 'diplomatic actions' since the Duterte administration began. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Experts urge Philippines to publicize protests vs China

Jun 01, 2018 - 9:42 AM

'Quietly passing notes to Beijing and refusing to acknowledge Chinese harassment publicly' doesn't help in increasing international pressure on China, says Gregory Poling, director of the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative

TOP DIPLOMAT. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano addresses reporters in an ambush interview on the sidelines of a congressional hearing on May 30, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Senate on BBL, Malacanang on Marawi rehab, Carpio and Del Rosario on Chinese bombers | Evening wRap

May 22, 2018 - 6:57 PM

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Carpio, Del Rosario urge PH to protest Chinese bombers

May 22, 2018 - 2:10 PM

Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio warns the Duterte administration against 'handing over to China on a silver platter the West Philippine Sea'

DIPLOMATIC PROTEST. Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio and former Philippine foreign secretary Albert del Rosario urge the Duterte administration to file a diplomatic protest against China's bombers in the South China Sea. File photos by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

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Apr 19, 2018 - 1:53 PM

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Aug 22, 2017 - 1:53 PM

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PH files diplomatic protests vs China over West PH Sea

Jan 16, 2017 - 8:21 PM

Foreign Secretary Yasay says he filed the little known protests due to Chinese activities on Scarborough Shoal and its reported installation of weapons on reefs turned islands in the Kalayaan Group of Islands

QUIET ACTIONS. Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr says the government is protecting Philippine interests in the West Philippine Sea. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

PH sends 'very strong' protest vs UN envoy

Nov 29, 2016 - 6:40 PM

Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr hits an irresponsible statement of UN envoy David Scheffer who warned the Philippines over human rights abuses

UN ENVOY. David Scheffer, the UN secretary-general's envoy to a UN-backed court in Cambodia, is the subject of a 'very strong' protest note recently sent by the Philippines to the UN. Photo courtesy of William and Mary Law School

Japan protests as China ships sail near disputed isles

Aug 21, 2016 - 7:35 PM

Despite Japan s repeated strong protests the Chinese side has continued to take unilateral actions that raise tensions on the ground says Tokyo s foreign ministry

epa05233131 (FILE) A file picture dated 27 April 2005 shows an aerial view of Uotsuri Island, one of disputed Senkaku islands in the East China Sea, claimed by China, Taiwan and Japan. According to media reports on 28 March 2016 Japan is opening a new radar station near the disputed East China Sea islands in order to expand its surveillance in the East China Sea. EPA/HIROYA SHIMOJI

DFA to send diplomatic protest to Canada over illegal trash

Jul 30, 2015 - 4:06 PM

Did the Philippine government bow to pressure from Canada? We are primarily pushing for our own national interests first says the DFA spokesman

DUMPED IN THE PHILIPPINES. Environment officials open one of 103 container vans of garbage shipped illegally from Canada. Photo courtesy of BAN Toxics

Chinese jet 'intercepts' US plane in S. China Sea

Aug 23, 2014 - 11:02 AM

Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Admiral John Kirby says the incident which occurred in international airspace threatens the relationship between the militaries of the 2 countries

PH 'moving in wrong direction,' says China

Jan 15, 2013 - 10:56 AM

The Philippines better get used to Chinese patrol ships in the South China Sea the official China Daily newspaper says

OFFICIAL MOUTHPIECE. China Daily is considered one of China's official mouthpieces, and all its articles are sanctioned by the ruling Communist Party. Screenshot from the China Daily website

PH protests China's garrison plans

Jul 24, 2012 - 5:59 PM

The Philippines summons the Chinese ambassador to protest against China s plans to establish a military garrison on the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea

PH, China make progress in standoff

Apr 13, 2012 - 2:34 PM

The Philippines says it had made progress in efforts to ease a standoff with China in the West Philippine Sea

ASEAN to discuss N. Korea rocket launch after PH protest

Apr 01, 2012 - 9:56 PM

Southeast Asian nations will discuss North Korea s planned rocket launch at a summit this week after the Philippines lodged diplomatic protests over the matter

Philippines protests against N. Korea rocket launch

Apr 01, 2012 - 6:00 PM

After a US diplomat said debris from North Korea s rocket launch will land off the Philippines the government filed diplomatic protests