Posts Tagged West Philippine Sea

DFA urged to summon Chinese envoy over additional ships spotted in WPS

Robie de Guzman   •   June 23, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Risa Hontiveros on Wednesday called on the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to summon Beijing’s Ambassador to Manila anew over the reported presence of more Chinese...

AFP chief Sobejana visits Pag-asa Island

Robie de Guzman   •   June 9, 2021

  MANILA, Philippines — Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff Cirilito Sobejana visited Pag-asa Island amid the territorial dispute between the Philippines and China over the West...

31 Filipino fishermen rescued after boat sinks in West Philippine Sea

Robie de Guzman   •   May 25, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Thirty-one Filipino fishermen were rescued at the vicinity of Nares Bank in the West Philippine Sea after their boat sank on Sunday, authorities said. In a new...

Duterte may meet with ex-PH presidents to discuss West Philippine Sea row – Palace

Robie de Guzman   •   May 20, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte is looking to meet with his predecessors to discuss China’s continued presence in the West Philippine Sea, Malacañang said Thursday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque...

Palace tells Filipino fishermen to stay in WPS despite China’s fishing ban

Robie de Guzman   •   May 20, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang on Thursday urged Filipino fishermen to stay in the Philippines’ traditional fishing grounds despite China’s imposition of fishing moratorium in the South China Sea. Presidential Spokesperson...

Phl protests China’s unilateral fishing ban in West Philippine Sea

Marje Pelayo   •   May 19, 2021

  MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has rejected China’s unilateral imposition of a fishing moratorium in the South China Sea. In a statement, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said...

Only Roque, DFA’s Locsin allowed to speak on WPS issue

Robie de Guzman   •   May 18, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang on Tuesday defended the directive of President Rodrigo Duterte for his Cabinet officials to refrain from talking about the West Philippine Sea issue in public. Duterte...

Arbitral ruling on WPS issue not meaningless but UN can’t enforce it, Enrile says

Robie de Guzman   •   May 18, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile expressed his belief that the arbitral ruling upholding the claims of the Philippines in the West Philippine Sea is not meaningless....

US did not tell China to follow deal to pull ships out of WPS – Enrile

Robie de Guzman   •   May 18, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The United States did not enforce the agreement with China to comply with deal to withdraw its vessels in the West Philippine Sea in 2012 after the...

Enrile advises Duterte to ignore critics of foreign policy; keep friendly approach on West PH Sea issue

Robie de Guzman   •   May 18, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile advised President Rodrigo Duterte not to mind people who are criticizing his foreign policy, particularly on the issue involving China and...

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