Philippines

Is Duterte Close to Death?

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | Jun 16, 2017 02:16 AM EDT

Reports said Duterte suffered a stroke and that part his body was paralyzed. read more

Japan Boosting Arms Sales to Southeast Asian Nations as Part of Anti-China Strategy

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | Jun 13, 2017 11:39 PM EDT

"Ensuring safety of navigation and flight contributes to the peace and prosperity of Japan and international society." read more

Duterte to Blame for Escalating Marawi Crisis

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | Jun 12, 2017 04:06 AM EDT

"And I said, 'Go ahead, do it.'" read more

US Special Forces; US Navy Join Fight against Islamic State Terrorists in Marawi City, Philippines

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | Jun 10, 2017 07:02 PM EDT

"The United States is a proud ally of the Philippines, and we will continue to work with the Philippines." read more

New US Navy FONOP in the Spratlys Indicates Intent to Use Force against China

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | May 25, 2017 08:56 PM EDT

"The ship's actions demonstrated that Mischief Reef is not entitled to its own territorial sea regardless of whether an artificial island has been built on top of it." read more

China Disowns Reports of building Monitoring Station on Scarborough Shoal

Girish Shetti   | Mar 22, 2017 07:28 PM EDT

China on Wednesday said that it is not building an environmental monitoring station on Scarborough Shoal in contrary to an article published last week in a local Chinese news paper. read more

Philippines not Powerful Enough to Stop Chinese Activities on Scarborough Shoal: Duterte

Girish Shetti   | Mar 20, 2017 05:40 AM EDT

Philippine is too weak to stop China from constructing structures on the Scarborough Shoal, the Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte said on Sunday. Duterte's blunt message comes amid increasing pressure on his government to stop China's fresh construction activities on Scarborough Shoal. read more

Duterte Nixes Invitation to Visit JS Izumo, Japan’s Helicopter Carrier

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | Mar 16, 2017 07:45 PM EDT

On the other hand, China threatened a firm response if Japan causes trouble in the South China Sea. read more

Duterte Declines Invitation to Visit US Aircraft Carrier; Sends Cabinet Members Instead

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | Mar 05, 2017 08:51 PM EST

"We have a strong relationship with the U.S. on account of our Mutual Defense Treaty," said Lorenzana. read more

US Weighing 'Actions Short of War' to Punish China for Building Man-made Islands in South China Sea

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | Feb 13, 2017 10:26 PM EST

They claim that if China doesn't recognize another country's rights to freedom of the seas, that country has the right to restrict China's freedom in return. read more

China Backs Emergency Powers for Philippines' Duterte

Prei Dy   | Feb 13, 2017 03:30 AM EST

China is hoping that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will be granted emergency powers to speed up construction of Beijing's planned infrastructure projects in the country, Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua said on Friday. read more

China Reveals Made-in-China Weapons Duterte Wants to Buy

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | Feb 09, 2017 09:49 AM EST

"We asked for many things -- boats, drones," said Lorenzana. read more

China Begins Building an Island on the Philippines’ Scarborough Shoal; Exploits Duterte’s Incompetence and Servility

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | Feb 08, 2017 06:38 PM EST

Building a man-made island inside a country's exclusive economic zone is considered an act of war. read more

The Bromance Continues: Duterte OK with Trump Deporting Filipinos Claimed to be Illegals

Arthur Dominic Villasanta   | Jan 30, 2017 03:46 AM EST

"May you live, Mr. Trump! We both curse at the slightest of reason. We are alike." read more

Manila not Inclined to Implement July 12 Ruling 'Forcefully' Against China

Desiree Sison   | Jan 29, 2017 06:31 AM EST

Following a recent survey that showed 84 percent of Filipinos want Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to assert his country's rights over its territories in the South China Sea, a high-ranking official has said that Manila continues to pursue the diplomatic route to assert its claims in the disputed maritime region. read more

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