DND: China presence in West PH Sea like ‘squatting’

DND: China presence in West PH Sea like ‘squatting’

The Department of National Defense (DND) on Wednesday likened China’s presence in the West Philippine Sea to “squatting,” saying Beijing had no legal basis to claim the disputed waters under an international agreement and a 2016 arbitration ruling.But first, the DND...
Pangilinan hits Duterte gov’t ‘pivot to China’

Pangilinan hits Duterte gov’t ‘pivot to China’

Satellite image of Kagitingan Reef in the Kalayaan Islands, a rock occupied by China. (From the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative) Opposition senator Francis Pangilinan lashed out at the Duterte government’s “pivot to China” on Friday, the third anniversary of the...
Palace: Duterte agreed to let Chinese fish to prevent war

Palace: Duterte agreed to let Chinese fish to prevent war

By Felipe F. Salvosa II / PressOnePH Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo | PCOO PHOTO President Rodrigo Duterte agreed to let Chinese vessels fish within the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ) to prevent war with China, Malacañang said on Tuesday.In a...