Once our President makes a decision, it will be binding on us, on our children, and on our children's children. I do hope we get the answer right, before it is too late.
(4th UPDATE) Admiral Sun Jianguo: 'China firmly opposes such behavior. We do not make trouble but we have no fear of trouble.'
The announcement to re-open the former US naval base comes as the Philippines is embroiled in a bitter dispute with China over rival claims to parts of the sea
But Philippine Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio warns: 'We should steel ourselves that this will be a long struggle'
The Philippine military dismisses Beijing’s attempt to weaken Manila's arbitration case
The Chinese Foreign Ministry denies that China proposed the mutual withdrawal of ships from Scarborough Shoal to derail a historic case filed by the Philippines
The Philippines is forced to present China's arguments to the arbitral tribunal in the historic case over the South China Sea
Senators call on the Philippine government to consider the implications of a Chinese offer not to submit its pleading in its arbitration case against Beijing
China offers incentives to stop PH case over disputed territories. Napoles gets her medical tests. Gunmen open fire near opposition protest sites in Bangkok.
New Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua faces an early challenge. In a month, Manila is expected to submit its written pleading in its case against Beijing.
A survey commissioned by the DFA shows most Filipinos agree with bringing the dispute to an international court, and asking other countries' help to keep China in check
Addressing the rifts, the top US diplomat for the region challenged Beijing's so-called "nine-dash line" that outlines its territorial claims over much of the South China Sea
Lawyer Paul Reichler says, if PH gets a favorable ruling and China defies it, 'there is a heavy price to pay for a state that defies an international court order'
China has 'concrete blocks' in Panatag (Scarborough), an obvious 'prelude to construction,' defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin says
'It must show to the international community its respect for the rule of law, including arbitration, to clearly define maritime entitlements in the South China Sea'
China says the Philippines 'has changed its attitude and approach' toward the West Philippine Sea dispute under the Aquino administration
The battleground between the Philippines and China is in the Netherlands, as the proceedings begin whether China likes it or not
The Philippines' case falls in the hands of the first president of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea
Russel says the West Philippine Sea has no place for 'coercion and bullying'
Judge Chris Pinto of Sri Lanka discloses his wife is a Filipina. He is supposed to be a part of the panel that will hear the territorial case filed by the Philippines against China
Abe 'manifested' the Japanese government’s support for the Philippines’ decision to bring its territorial row with China to international arbitration
SC Associate Justice Antonio Carpio says the Philippines will likely 'appeal to world opinion' as its only remaining recourse against China's claim over the West Philippine Sea
Southeast Asian leaders ask Beijing for a “code of conduct” for the South China Sea. PH comes closer to elevating its claim to islands in the South China Sea. NSCB's head defends its poverty data.
Pawlak was picked by the ITLOS president after China failed to nominate its own representative in the proceedings initiated by the Philippines over the territorial dispute in the West Philippine Sea
The arbitration process places a greater onus on the Philippines to become better in international diplomacy, enhance its skills in bilateral and multi-lateral negotiations, and ironically, improve its relations with China
(UPDATED) 'If someone forces himself into your house and tries to unlawfully take away what belongs to you, should you not take action against the intruder?' asks the foreign office
'A peaceful resolution would be in the interest of both countries,' says the Vice President
The Philippines on Tuesday, January 22 announced that it will bring its maritime dispute with China to the UN-sponsored International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea
(4th UPDATE) The government announces the plan after a meeting of the National Security Council
In addition, President Aquino says China's annual fishing ban at South China Sea beneficial for Scarborough Shoal's ecosystems, since he says, Chinese fisherman get more resources from the area