US welcomes suspension of VFA abrogation

US welcomes suspension of VFA abrogation

The United States Embassy in Manila issued a statement saying it welcomes the Philippine government’s decision to suspend the termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA). “The United States welcomes the Philippine government’s decision. Our...
PH suspends VFA termination upon Duterte’s instructions

PH suspends VFA termination upon Duterte’s instructions

The Philippines has suspended the revocation of its Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said Tuesday. In a tweet on his personal Twitter account, Locsin said “I issued this diplomatic note to the US...
PH protested China’s island building in WPS – Locsin

PH protested China’s island building in WPS – Locsin

Foreign Affairs Sec. Teodoro Locsin Jr. assured the public that the Philippines had filed diplomatic protests over China’s island building activities in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) that led to the destruction of marine life. Locsin was reacting to a lecture by...
China fired flare warnings at Philippine aircraft – AFP

China fired flare warnings at Philippine aircraft – AFP

Maj. Gen. Reuben Basiao (photo from davaooriental.gov.ph) The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) claimed that China has fired flare warnings at Philippine aircraft patrolling the West Philippine Sea (WPS). During the organizational meeting of the House Committee on...
WPS Code of Conduct negotiation on to next phase – DFA

WPS Code of Conduct negotiation on to next phase – DFA

Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Sec. Teodoro Locsin Jr. said negotiations between ASEAN member countries and China for a Code of Conduct in the South China Sea have moved to the next phase. “It’s hopping along. Complete first draft on President...