‘Foreign policy should be 2022 campaign issue’

‘Foreign policy should be 2022 campaign issue’

President Rodrigo Duterte’s repeated delays of his earlier decision to end the Philippines’s Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States means the country’s independent foreign policy has yet to have a clear direction, a party-list lawmaker said.“Ang...
Token resistance at the South China Sea

Token resistance at the South China Sea

There was a news story last week published by an international agency, which was widely shared on social media. It was about the menacing naval forces sent by the United States and the Philippines to the South China Sea in reaction to China’s illegal presence in the...
A step in the right direction

A step in the right direction

Rodrigo Duterte won praises from his critics and political opponents after he raised the country’s major legal victory at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague for the first time, before the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 23.It was a complete...
China’s bullying tactics must stop

China’s bullying tactics must stop

It has become a very bad habit. Using its might, China has been harassing oil-and-gas explorations of Southeast Asian countries in the South China Sea, a strategic waterway claimed by Beijing based on historical records, where about $3 trillion worth of sea-borne...