President Rodrigo Duterte
|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.
|Desiree Sison |||Jan 25, 2017 06:06 AM EST|
China and the Philippines face a new challenge to their diplomatic ties after Manila filed a mild protest before the Chinese Embassy last month over Beijing's reported military buildup on the islands and reefs in the contested Spratly Islands in the South China Sea.
|Desiree Sison |||Dec 24, 2016 02:16 AM EST|
The Chinese and Philippine coast guards met on Friday and discussed maritime cooperation on the disputed South China Sea following the Philippines' earlier announcement that it would temporarily set aside its conflict with the Asian giant on the disputed waters.
|Desiree Sison |||Dec 19, 2016 09:30 PM EST|
Citing Manila's inability to put up a fight with China, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he would instead pursue economic opportunities with Beijing including sharing any oil resources with the Asian giant in areas in the South China Sea where their claims overlap.
|Desiree Sison |||Dec 18, 2016 07:58 AM EST|
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday said that Manila would not protest against China's militarization of the disputed South China Sea despite the latter's reported installation of weapons systems on the artificial islands it has built in the disputed strategic waterway.
|Desiree Sison |||Dec 16, 2016 05:49 AM EST|
Manila is setting aside its South China Sea dispute with Beijing for the meantime and will instead focus on enhancing the other aspects of their relations such as trade, commerce, and political affairs.
|Desiree Sison |||Dec 14, 2016 04:31 AM EST|
China has committed to supplying arms to the Philippines to help President Rodrigo Duterte wage his controversial war on drugs that has killed over 5,000 suspected drug pushers and users in just a span of six months.
|Theena Ocay |||Dec 05, 2016 10:58 AM EST|
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte described his phone call with US President-elect Donald Trump on Friday as "encouraging," according to his aide on Friday night after the two leaders had a very "engaging and animated" talk.
|Desiree Sison |||Nov 21, 2016 06:45 AM EST|
Chinese President Xi Jinping has reassured Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte that Filipino fishermen would continue to have access to the disputed Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea as he urged both Beijing and Manila to engage in maritime cooperation in the strategic waterway.
|Desiree Sison |||Oct 29, 2016 08:01 AM EDT|
Philippine defense officials say Chinese ships have left the Scarborough Shoal in the disputed South China Sea, enabling Filipino fishermen to resume fishing without fear of harassment since China seized control of the shoal in 2012.
|Desiree Sison |||Oct 23, 2016 08:30 AM EDT|
Chinese President Xi Jinping has said that he is looking forward to visiting the Philippines after accepting Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's invitation.
|Desiree Sison |||Oct 22, 2016 08:35 AM EDT|
Fresh from a successful four-day state visit to China, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday said that Beijing and Manila have agreed to hold future talks to settle their dispute over territories in the South China Sea.
|Desiree Sison |||Oct 21, 2016 07:34 AM EDT|
On the last day of his state visit to China, Philippine President Duterte on Friday signed more than 20 Memoranda of Understanding MOU) agreements with China worth US$24 billion. The deals included trade, investment, and other areas of mutual interest.
|Desiree Sison |||Oct 19, 2016 08:08 AM EDT|
President Rodrigo Duterte's state visit in China has already achieved a positive result, as the country has committed US$3 billion to fund the Philippines' infrastructure projects.
|Desiree Sison |||Oct 18, 2016 07:53 AM EDT|
As Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte begins his four-day visit to China starting on Tuesday, Beijing is watching the Philippine leader's actions which could serve as a test of his sincerity to repair Manila's ties with the world's second largest economy.
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