'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) The USS Stethem passes less than 12 nautical miles from Triton Island, a move likely to provoke China
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
Calling himself the 'tribune of the people,' Solicitor General Jose Calida has visited a drug lord in jail and faced the Supreme Court – all to bring down a Duterte critic
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
As China and the Philippines engage in bilateral talks, Manila should revisit the South China Sea arbitral award and not sleep on its rights
(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
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
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
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
But there is no timeline yet for the construction activities
'It's difficult to have a VFA with a country claiming your territory... For me, it is common sense,' says Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio
Through his new e-book on the South China Sea dispute, Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio hopes to convince the Chinese that China's 9-dash line is baseless
Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio wants the e-book to also reach a Chinese audience
(3rd UPDATE) Duterte, speaking to Xi, 'referred to China's important role in promoting peace [in] the Korean Peninsula,' says the DFA
Albert del Rosario says the Philippines is off to a 'perilous road' while Perfecto Yasay Jr says ASEAN under the Philippines' chairmanship 'did the right thing'
The Philippines also says no ASEAN leader 'strongly pushed' to condemn China's island building in the disputed South China Sea
Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua says it is 'illegal' for the Philippines to occupy disputed West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) islands