'Let's just be reasonable about it,' former president Benigno Aquino III says of the Philippines' dispute with China over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea)
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is making a rare official trip to the Philippines
Meet Henry Bensurto Jr, the diplomat behind the blueprint of the Philippines' case against China at The Hague
The value of resources in the West Philippine Sea 'is much, much higher' than the Philippines' $24-billion package from China, SC Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio says
'We just dropped the ball after the ruling came out, so how can you expect the world to support us?' says SC Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio
'Those who raise the issue of war with China either do not understand the 3-warfare strategy of China, or simply are scaring Filipino people to make them submit to China,' says SC Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio
'I do not at all blame the DFA for this because the chief architect of our foreign policy is not the DFA, but the President,' SC Senior Associate Justice Carpio says
'Even today, countries hope for us to lead from our position of strength,' says ex-DFA chief Albert del Rosario
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The Philippines calls itself a 'regional peacemaker' after adopting 'positive neighborly relations' with China
On Wednesday, July 12, it will have been one year since the Philippines scored a historic victory over China in the South China Sea maritime dispute
(UPDATED) Chinese President Xi Jinping tells US counterpart Donald Trump that Sino-US relations have been hit by 'negative factors' in a phone call following days of US actions that have vexed Beijing
(UPDATED) The USS Stethem passes less than 12 nautical miles from Triton Island, a move likely to provoke China
The Pentagon cites cases in 2016 of 'China using its intelligence services, and employing other illicit technologies, controlled equipment, and other materials'
Despite its apparent benefits, Duterte's policy has not generated any assurance that China will not impose itself and its pre-emptive claim over waters and resources that legally pertain to the Philippines
The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative says Beijing's Fiery Cross Reef base in the Spratly Islands now has 12 hardened shelters, 4 more than seen in February, with retractable roofs that can house missile launchers
Duterte’s experience as mayor is out of proportion to the demands of the presidency. It ill-prepared him for checks and balances central to a democracy
The Ombudsman says the Philippines' backchannel talks with China during the Aquino administration do not constitute treason or espionage
(UPDATED) From touching scenes in crisis-hit Marawi City to protests in Metro Manila, here is a look at how Filipinos celebrated the 119th anniversary of the declaration of the country's independence
Dakila, a movement for modern day heroism, accomplishes what President Rodrigo Duterte has only promised since the campaign period
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Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte is determined to protect the country’s rights in the West Philippine Sea while avoiding a conflict with China
Rex Tillerson: 'We desire productive relationships... but we cannot allow China to use its economic power to buy its way out of other problems'
The Chinese foreign ministry accuses 'certain countries outside the region' of making 'erroneous remarks driven by ulterior motives'
'We oppose countries militarizing artificial islands and enforcing excessive maritime claims unsupported by maritime law. We cannot and will not accept unilateral, coercive changes in the status quo,' says US Defense Secretary James Mattis
China is 'strongly dissatisfied at the G7 summit gesticulating over the issues of the East and South China seas under the guise of international law'
As China and the Philippines engage in bilateral talks, Manila should revisit the South China Sea arbitral award and not sleep on its rights
President Duterte’s strategy of de-emphasizing and compartmentalizing, while not abandoning, the territorial and maritime issues, is a wise move that can pay off if done smartly
(3rd UPDATE) China claims the USS Dewey 'trespassed' in its territorial waters
'The context was not threatening each other that we'll go to war,' Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says
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Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV asks why the Philippines is rejecting the European Union's supposed interference, but allowing China to make threats
This comes after China reportedly threatened the Philippines with war if it 'forces the issue' of the arbitral ruling on the South China Sea
China lifts a ban on 27 Philippine tropical fruit export companies after President Rodrigo Duterte declared his 'separation' from the United States during a visit to Beijing in October
Former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario also says China 'has strongly declared that it is might that will trump what is right'
(UPDATED) The Philippine President claims he was told by China's Xi Jinping: 'If you force the issue, we will go to war'
The President slams former DFA Secretary Albert del Rosario for criticizing his foreign policy, especially on the South China Sea dispute
The Code of Conduct in the South China Sea should be a non-legally binding 'gentleman's agreement,' Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says
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Captain Roy Cuesta recounts his ordeal during the 2012 Scarborough Shoal standoff that prompted the Philippines to sue China before an arbitral tribunal in The Hague
'The Philippines welcomes the completion of the drafting of the framework of the Code of Conduct,' the DFA says
The island where the accident took place was part of the small Natuna archipelago, where there have been repeated clashes between Chinese and Indonesian vessels.
It's no secret President Rodrigo Duterte dislikes tycoon Roberto Ongpin. But Duterte's friendly approach toward China may be the key Ongpin has long been waiting for to unlock a natural gas windfall in the South China Sea.
The incoming Philippine Foreign Secretary says 'there are ideas that are practical and good but not necessarily legal'
Despite the Duterte administration's shift in foreign policy, officials deny the military exercises with the United States were downsized
'We should use this mechanism fully to dialogue openly, monitor progress made,' says the Philippine President about the inaugural talks on the maritime dispute set for May 19
At the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, Duterte envoy Jose de Venecia Jr suggests turning the South China Sea into a 'zone of friendship'
The inaugural bilateral talks on the divisive South China Sea dispute will take place on the week of May 15 in southwestern China