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Widodo: Sea row must be resolved immediately
by Pia Lee-Brago - April 28, 2017 - 12:00am
The South China Sea dispute is an issue that must be solved immediately, Indonesian President Joko Widodo said yesterday.
Brunei to exchange ‘expertise’ with Philippines on drug war
by Pia Lee-Brago - April 28, 2017 - 12:00am
Brunei is ready to work with or take pointers from the Philippines in the fight against illegal drugs, a campaign that has earned President Duterte both criticism and admiration at home and abroad.
Lighthouse in Spratlys to be repaired — Tugade
by Pia Lee-Brago - April 28, 2017 - 12:00am
The lighthouse in the Philippine-held Kalayaan Island Group (KIG) in the disputed Spratlys will be repaired and rehabilitated, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said yesterday.
Ex-DOTC chief Abaya may face raps over unusable trains
by Pia Lee-Brago - April 28, 2017 - 12:00am
If there is sufficient evidence, charges will be filed against former transportation secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya and other officials in connection with the 48 unusable commuter train coaches of the Metro Rail Transit...
Asean statement to go easy on China
by Pia Lee-Brago - April 27, 2017 - 12:00am
While Southeast Asian leaders are expected to express “serious concern” over recent developments in the South China Sea during their summit on Saturday, they are likely to avoid directly criticizing China’s...
Asean urged: Make SCS ruling part of sea code
by Pia Lee-Brago - April 26, 2017 - 12:00am
Former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario yesterday urged the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to make the South China Sea (SCS) ruling an “integral” part of the Code of Conduct framework...
Balikatan exercises to push through next month
by Pia Lee-Brago - April 25, 2017 - 12:00am
The Philippine government has invited the US military to train alongside Filipino soldiers in the 33rd iteration of Balikatan in Luzon and the Visayas, the US embassy said yesterday.
Del Rosario urges gov’t to assert Asean leadership
by Pia Lee-Brago - April 24, 2017 - 12:00am
Former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario yesterday underscored the Philippines’ opportunity to assert effective leadership as this year’s chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)...
Government ignoring UN Human Rights-Asia letters of concern
by Pia Lee-Brago - April 21, 2017 - 12:00am
Four times between December 2015 and November 2016, the United Nations officially communicated to the Philippines its concerns regarding human rights, but received no answer.
Chinese naval fleet to arrive in Manila
by Pia Lee-Brago - April 21, 2017 - 12:00am
A Chinese naval fleet will arrive in Manila next month at the invitation of the Philippine government, the Chinese embassy said yesterday.
G7 urges compliance with UN ruling on sea row
by Pia Lee-Brago - April 20, 2017 - 12:00am
Foreign ministers of the Group of Seven (G7) industrialized nations have issued a joint communiqué calling for the implementation of a ruling by a UN-backed arbitral court invalidating China’s expansive...
South Korea issues special travel advisory for Bohol
by Pia Lee-Brago - April 19, 2017 - 12:00am
South Korea has issued a “temporary, special travel advisory” for its citizens planning to travel to Bohol.
Asean meeting to push through in Bohol this week
by Pia Lee-Brago - April 17, 2017 - 6:47pm
A senior officials meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Bohol will push through as scheduled this week despite concerns over the recent bloody encounter between security forces and Abu...
Ex-DFA chief cautions Palace on South China Sea statement
by Pia Lee-Brago - April 17, 2017 - 12:00am
President Duterte’s statement on possibly selling Philippine islands in the South China Sea to China if the country gets “very rich” could send a message that Malacañang is not faithfully...
US warns of kidnapping by terrorists in C. Visayas
by Pia Lee-Brago - April 10, 2017 - 12:00am
The US embassy in Manila yesterday warned its citizens against possible kidnappings by terrorist groups in Central Visayas after it received “unsubstantiated yet credible” information.
China, Asean make progress on sea code
by Pia Lee-Brago - April 5, 2017 - 12:00am
China and Southeast Asian countries have made progress in talks on a code of conduct for the disputed South China Sea, although the issue on whether it is legally binding still remains pending, acting Foreign Affairs...
China open to marine research cooperation with Philippines
by Pia Lee-Brago - April 4, 2017 - 12:00am
China is willing to engage in marine cooperation, including joint scientific research projects with the Philippines, according to the Chinese foreign ministry.
14 Pinoys still missing from sunken SoKor ship
by Pia Lee-Brago - April 4, 2017 - 12:00am
Fourteen Filipino crewmembers of a South Korean cargo ship that sank off Uruguay last week remain missing, the Department of Foreign Affairs said yesterday.
Phl ready for Asean summit
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 30, 2017 - 12:00am
Preparations are in full swing for the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and related meetings to be held in Manila next month.
Phl, China to hold direct talks on SCS
by Pia Lee-Brago - March 30, 2017 - 12:00am
The Philippines and China will hold direct talks on their maritime dispute in May, Filipino officials said yesterday, as President Duterte seeks stronger economic ties with Beijing.
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