An arbitral tribunal orders the Republic of the Philippines to reimburse the country's largest water concessionaire of its losses from unenforced tariff adjustments
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana visits Pag-asa island in the West Philippine Sea, bringing along with him the Philippines' top military officers
President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the military to occupy and build structures in Philippine territory in the South China Sea. China has been building its own way before this.
Outside the diplomatic arena, China’s decision to explore a different approach and strategy in dealing with Filipino fishermen appears to be shaky
After Duterte's state visit to China, his party mates are now set to meet with their Beijing counterparts to strengthen rekindled ties
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East Timor has now officially notified its southern neighbor it wants to end the Certain Maritime Arrangements in the Timor Sea (CMATS), which carves up future revenue from oil and gas reserves in the area
The disgraced former FIFA head will have to serve his 6-year ban from the football governing body
Maria Sharapova says the ITF wanted to suspend her for 4 years, a claim they have denied
The Court of Arbitration for Sport cuts the tennis star's ban by 9 months, allowing her to return by April of 2017
The dispute stems from Bloomberry's move to terminate its 5-year management agreement with Las Vegas-based company Global Gaming Philippines LLC
The historic ruling on the West Philippine Sea 'is final and binding on all parties,' Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr says
Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr tells a forum in Washington DC that the Philippines and China have different standpoints on the context of such bilateral discussions
Still, ASEAN leaders 'remain seriously concerned over recent and ongoing developments' in the South China Sea
The United States is united with its allies in upholding freedom of navigation rights in the South China Sea following a tribunal's decision on the contested waters, Secretary of State John Kerry says
East Timor has been demanding that Australia renegotiate the border which cuts through lucrative oil and gas fields in the Timor Sea
Ex-FIFA president Blatter is in the world's top sports court seeking a career redemption after a 6-year ban
House Majority Floor Leader Rudy Fariñas hopes former Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr's 'strong sense of nationalism' will make him accept the job
Daniil Andrienko and 16 other rowers lodge a case against the World Rowing Federation and International Olympic Committee (IOC)
The decision appears to be an attempt to strengthen Chinese rules governing the waters, with a focus on sanctions for illegal fishing
Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi stresses the need for the government's 'unified stance' as in the case of the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea)
Pimentel, who's eyed as the next Senate president, says 'it is just fitting and right' that the Senate recognizes the 'heroic efforts' of former President Benigno Aquino III and others who helped in the case
What can we expect after the Philippines' victory over China in the arbitral tribunal?
Ex-Solicitor General Florin Hilbay remembers telling the Philippine team, 'I will not be the Solicitor General who sold this case to China'
(UPDATED) The International Olympic Committee had said the ruling of the Court of Arbitration for Sport will help shape its decision on whether to ban Russia entirely from the Rio Games
The IOC has opted to wait until after the CAS ruling before making a verdict on whether to hit Russia with a total ban for the Olympic games
Thirty activists were swiftly bundled onto waiting buses and cars by security forces after they gathered to hold a protest near the city's famous Hoan Kiem lake
A World Anti-Doping Agency decision on whether to let the Rio doping laboratory reopen could also hamper International Olympic Committee preparations
'The goal here is a diplomatic solution to a very complicated problem,' Counselor Kristie Kenney of the US State Department tells Rappler
'The lives of our fishermen are of paramount importance that is why I have repeatedly advised them not to fish until it's free to fish,' says Zambales Governor Amor Deloso
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana hopes that China eventually respects the ruling so they can 'devote more resources to pressing problems at home'
'We're calm and collected. Let me quote a Chinese saying: 'He who strikes the first blow admits he's lost the argument,' says Senator Ralph Recto
The US Vice President also says, 'We're urging both China and the Philippines to abide by the ruling'
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China insists that the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Mongolia is 'not an appropriate venue' to discuss the South China Sea
This forum is scheduled from 9 am to 12:30 pm at the Malcolm Theater of the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Law
‘The baseline for any negotiation should be the decision from the Permanent Court of Arbitration,’ Philippine Solicitor General Jose Calida says
The historic ruling on the West Philippine Sea 'is nothing more than a piece of waste paper,' says Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin
Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio says, 'Why do you want to share what's exclusively yours?'
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.
Beijing unleashes a deluge of vitriol against the ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, but at the same time it is trying to position itself as a key player in the global community
Did the government of President Rodrigo Duterte want to water down Manila’s victory to appease Beijing?
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The UN-backed tribunal recognizes the 'traditional fishing rights' of small-scale Filipino and Chinese fishermen in the shoal, effectively declaring it as a common fishing ground
Taiwan says the award won by the Philippines 'is completely unacceptable to the government of the Republic of China'