The DFA says the Philippines' position on the South China Sea dispute 'is always based on the latest intelligence we have on the ground'
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CSIS releases photos that show China didn't stop its reclamation activities in 2015, as claimed by Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi
'The problem of territorial disputes between China and the Philippines is between China and the Philippines,' says Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano
Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says he 'didn't want to include' China's aggressive behavior in the ASEAN foreign ministers' joint statement
On land reclamation in the South China Sea, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says, 'Maybe the countries that are talking about it are the ones doing it'
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono, and Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop voice 'their strong opposition to coercive unilateral actions' in the disputed South China Sea
(UPDATED) Southeast Asian foreign ministers defy expectations that they will issue a weaker statement at the end of their Manila meeting
This comes after foreign ministers of ASEAN and China adopted the framework of a Code of Conduct in the disputed South China Sea
(UPDATED) Southeast Asian nations fight to find a compromise on how to deal with Chinese expansionism in the South China Sea
(UPDATED) The issues set the stage for what is expected to be a fiery few days of diplomacy in the Philippine capital
(UPDATED) Chinese President Xi Jinping tells US counterpart Donald Trump that Sino-US relations have been hit by 'negative factors' in a phone call following days of US actions that have vexed Beijing
Rex Tillerson: 'We desire productive relationships... but we cannot allow China to use its economic power to buy its way out of other problems'
The Chinese foreign ministry accuses 'certain countries outside the region' of making 'erroneous remarks driven by ulterior motives'
China is 'strongly dissatisfied at the G7 summit gesticulating over the issues of the East and South China seas under the guise of international law'
The ASEAN Chairman's Statement merely 'took note of concerns expressed by some leaders over recent developments' in the disputed South China Sea
The chairman's statement at the 30th ASEAN Summit will merely hint at China's island-building in the sea without mentioning it by name, a draft shows
'For the information of China, we will not place there (in the South China Sea) any offensive weapons, not even one gun,' says Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte also again brings up the possibility of joint exploration in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea)
The Chinese Foreign Ministry denies Beijing will set up an environmental monitoring station on the shoal in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea)
The Philippines will decide on its next move after China replies to its March 20 letter, says Acting Foreign Secretary Enrique Manalo
Amid his warm approach to China, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte emphasizes respect for freedom of navigation and overflight in the South China Sea
President Rodrigo Duterte's statements are feared to encourage China to build on Scarborough
President Rodrigo Duterte says the Philippines will be a 'destroyed nation' if it declares 'war' against China
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV slams 'inconsistencies' between the statements of President Rodrigo Duterte and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana
China confirms some of its research vessels passed through the Benham Rise area in 2016, saying it was 'exercising navigation freedoms and the right to innocent passage only'
PM Turnbull: 'We are not going to undertake any actions which would increase tensions in the South China Sea'
The Philippines is 'happy and assured' that China will not construct on the disputed Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal) in the West Philippine Sea
'We never categorically stated that we own the disputed islands,' Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr tells the Commission on Appointments
(3rd UPDATE) Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr says ASEAN is hopeful to finish a framework code of conduct in the South China Sea by June this year
Philippine Foreign Undersecretary Enrique Manalo says there 'is more determination now' to finalize a code of conduct in the South China Sea
The USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier group is engaging in 'routine operations in the South China Sea,' the navy said in a statement on its website
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi: 'For any sober-minded politician, they clearly recognize that there cannot be conflict between China and the United States'
(UPDATED) It comes two days after James Mattis, US President Donald Trump's new defense secretary, said in Tokyo that the island chain was subject to a longstanding Washington-Tokyo defense treaty
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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said that President Trump is aware that US firms need access to China's large domestic market, but that he is not prepared to accept that current arrangements continue
PH Defense Secretary Lorenzana: 'We will reaffirm the unity and solidarity of ASEAN amidst this emerging superpower competition. We will also work for the finalization of a binding code of conduct for the South China Sea.'
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
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Foreign ministry spokesman: 'To conduct construction on China's own territory and deploy necessary national defense facilities is quite normal'
Ongoing satellite imagery has shown the installation of military equipment and longer runways on artificial islands in the disputed sea, says US-based think tank
Admiral Harry Harris, head of the US Pacific Command, warns Washington will not accept Chinese control of the region
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(UPDATED) 'I don't want China dictating to me,' says US President-elect Donald Trump
The appointment of Lieutenant General Raul del Rosario as chief of the Western Command is part of the key reshuffles in the Armed Forces of the Philippines in the past week
The possibility was raised by Jakarta during meetings between Bishop and Defense Minister Marise Payne and Indonesian officials including Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu last week
'Nobody but nobody, even the President of this country can give up the claim...That's one sure way of going to impeachment,' says the Philippine President
Chang Wanguan, China's defense minister, levies thinly veiled criticism at recent US involvement in Asia's trouble spots
Japan's conduct in the South China Sea 'makes one feel disappointed to the point of despair,' Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said at a regular press briefing