'By any yardstick, this is a seizure of Philippine territory,' Justice Carpio says as Chinese ships guard a sandbar near Pag-asa Island
CSIS images also show more Chinese ships in the West Philippine Sea, even as Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano justifies the presence of Chinese vessels there
'Have we already adopted the strategy of silence, inaction, and subservience in West Philippine Sea so as not to offend China?' asks opposition lawmaker Gary Alejano
'There are reasons for the presence of certain vessels, but the situation in the area is very stable,' Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says
The statement comes after President Rodrigo Duterte's meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi who backs joint development in the West Philippine Sea
'It will not be a unilateral action from the Philippines because the premise of the president is peace and stability, and unilateral action by anybody leads to destabilization,' Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano tells reporters
'We're exploring if we can explore,' Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says of the proposed joint exploration of the West Philippine Sea
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In Manila, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi urges the region 'to stand together' against 'non-regional forces' in the South China Sea disputes
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi warns that 'unilateral development' in disputed waters 'might lead to tensions'
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
Ambassador to China Jose Santiago Sta Romana says this is China's way of helping in Philippine development in view of improved bilateral ties under President Rodrigo Duterte
'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
While Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he doesn't want to interfere in China's domestic affairs, he thanks the Chinese tycoon for being 'kind' to Filipinos
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says, 'In the future, in keeping with the Philippines' needs, we will continue to provide necessary assistance and help'
Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte is one with China in weeding out corruption
Huang Rulun, who donated P1.4 billion to the Duterte government to build drug rehabilitation centers, is being investigated by Chinese authorities for bribery, according to reports
President Rodrigo Duterte accepts the check donation from Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua on Tuesday, June 27
The Ombudsman says the Philippines' backchannel talks with China during the Aquino administration do not constitute treason or espionage
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(UPDATED) A classified transcript obtained by Rappler via US-based The Intercept, shows that President Rodrigo Duterte views North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un as the 'madman' of this generation
'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
The President slams former DFA Secretary Albert del Rosario for criticizing his foreign policy, especially on the South China Sea dispute
Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa says the possible gift from China comes with no strings attached
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.
'There is no need to borrow from China. It is cheaper to produce and maintain [defense equipment] locally than to import them,' says Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto
The Philippine leader gives the assurance to Filipinos amid concerns that loans from China for his ambitious infrastructure program may turn the country into a debt slave of the regional giant
Duterte and Xi also witness the signing of 3 MOUs on human resource development, energy, and communications
'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
In Beijing, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte meets with representatives of Poly Technologies, one of China's most controversial defense firms
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'
China has the world's largest high-speed railway network. The Philippines, meanwhile, is hoping to get aid to boost its infrastructure.
The inaugural bilateral talks on the divisive South China Sea dispute will take place on the week of May 15 in southwestern China
'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
The Asian powerhouse expresses optimism over the Philippines' participation in the ambitious Belt and Road Initiative
Philippine National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr welcomes joint exercises with China in the Sulu Sea, saying it can help deter threats like kidnapping
(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'
Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua says it is 'illegal' for the Philippines to occupy disputed West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) islands
During a tour highlighting China's growing military might, Duterte writes a message of peace on a warship's guest book: 'Weather the waves, journey on seas of peace, freedom and friendship'
The Philippine President says repairs of facilities in Pag-asa Island will push through despite China's displeasure
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte expresses openness to joint exercises with China as he visits 3 Chinese warships docked in Davao City
The Philippine Navy says the 3-day 'goodwill visit' of the Chinese warships includes 'confidence-building' activities between the two nations
Philippine officials are investigating the reported attack on the Princess Johann boat by 7 Chinese coast guards on board a speedboat