As China and the Philippines engage in bilateral talks, Manila should revisit the South China Sea arbitral award and not sleep on its rights
Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio is the surprise guest of honor at the closing ceremony of the 'last' war games between the Philippine and US militaries
In former Solicitor General Hilbay's view, it was better for Recto Bank to remain a disputed area, even with the presence of the Chinese Navy, as long as the Philippines' claim stands
Shortly after the ruling spread on the Internet, #CHexit – short for 'China, exit!' – starts to climb as a top trending topic in the Philippines on Twitter
Hit for a 'blunder,' Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr explains his statement that the Philippines can share resources in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea)
If the arbitration case on the maritime dispute drags on for too long, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte says he is willing to discuss sharing natural resources with China
Foreign Affairs Secretary Del Rosario tells a UN-backed tribunal: ’What is ours is ours, not China’s’
The Supreme Court justice says the UN-backed tribunal did not consider the 9-dash line, which China uses to claim almost the entire South China Sea
Vice President Jejomar Binay is pushing for bilateral talks between Manila and Beijing because, according to him, the Philippines needs China's money
Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua says dropping the case is not a precondition to talks but it seems 'the Philippine side itself shut the door...to secure that they have a strong position at the tribunal'
(2nd UPDATE) This second round of oral arguments 'is routine' and indicates that 'judges want clarifications,' a member of the Philippine delegation tells Rappler
An SWS survey also shows that the West Philippine Sea dispute has become the Philippines' 5th most followed news event
In a nutshell, Rappler explains the Philippines' 5 arguments in its historic case against China over the West Philippine Sea
China's island building adds a new dimension to Manila's case against Beijing. It wasn't part of the Philippines' original arguments in January 2013.
Next to the Philippines, Vietnam is the Southeast Asian country that most actively challenges China's claim over the South China Sea
'China has pursued its activities in these disputed maritime areas with overwhelming force. The Philippines can only counter by invoking international law.'
The Philippines says UNCLOS shows 'that principles trump power; that law triumphs over force; and that right prevails over might'
(UPDATED) The Philippine government publishes behind-the-scenes photos of the first day of the historic hearings about the South China Sea
On China's ancient arguments, a Supreme Court senior justice says, 'The world has rotated a trillion times, and you cannot bring this up anymore'
Speaking to Rappler, a Supreme Court senior justice says the UNCLOS tribunal is 'the only forum where we can beat China' – where 'warships, warplanes, atomic bombs don’t count'
China is busy building military fortresses in the West Philippine Sea
Philippine President Benigno Aquino III also hails the G7 for issuing a statement against China's artificial islands in the South China Sea
The Pangilinan-led Forum Energy says the Philippine government has explained that the contract area 'falls within' the disputed West Philippine Sea
This comes months after the Philippines and Indonesia sealed a historic deal hailed as a model in settling maritime disputes
'We will always go back to the two countries sitting down to talk it out,' maritime law expert Jay Batongbacal tells Rappler
The Philippines says China regularly sends ships as part of 'illegitimate sovereign patrols' to claim the disputed West Philippine Sea
China's hydrographic ships have been sighted within the Philippines' exclusive economic zone. President Aquino says he fears heightened tension between the 2 countries in the South China Sea.
Menteri Luar Negeri Filipina Albert Del Rosario berkunjung ke Kementerian Luar Negeri RI di Jakarta untuk melakukan pertemuan bilateral dengan Menteri Luar Negeri Indonesia Marty Natalegawa.
The South China Sea dispute is none of America's business, says the Chinese Embassy, pointing out that the US has not even ratified the UNCLOS
In the first place, China hasn't officially 'communicated' the 10-dash line to the international community, a maritime law expert tells Rappler
'It is precisely such ambitious expansionism that is causing the tensions in the South China Sea,' Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman Charles Jose says
China's claim over the South China Sea 'is based not on historical facts but on historical lies,' says Philippine Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio
China claims Vietnam – an economic dwarf compared to Beijing – provoked the Asian giant first in the South China Sea
A first for the Philippines, the treaty draws a boundary between overlapping EEZs
This will make it clear for Filipino and Indonesian fishermen, among others, which parts of the sea they can explore and exploit for resources
Recognizing the law would be tantamount to giving up claim to the disputed West Philippine Sea
Taiwan's lifting of sanctions is likely 'a trade-off' for portions of Philippine territory, a maritime law expert says
The new PH map featuring 'West PH Sea' and the EEZ comes after China's published its own charts claiming 130 islands in the South China Sea
For the first time, China's new maps include more than 130 islands and islets in the South China Sea
The state-of-the-art patrol boat equipped with helipad was dispatched to the South China Sea ahead of the enforcement of new rules that will take effect January 1
The 30 Chinese vessels in the Spratlys have not entered the Philippines' exclusive economic zone, a military officer says