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
'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
The Philippines calls itself a 'regional peacemaker' after adopting 'positive neighborly relations' with China
On Wednesday, July 12, it will have been one year since the Philippines scored a historic victory over China in the South China Sea maritime dispute
(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
(UPDATED) The USS Stethem passes less than 12 nautical miles from Triton Island, a move likely to provoke China
The joint patrol is upon the invitation of the Philippine government, and comes amid the clashes between government troops and local terrorists in Marawi City
'I have no choice but to fight for my rights and protect my family,' says Betty Dante Aw, the subject of a multi-million-peso civil suit filed by the telecom giant over her opposition to its cell sites in the Makati subdivision
Despite its apparent benefits, Duterte's policy has not generated any assurance that China will not impose itself and its pre-emptive claim over waters and resources that legally pertain to the Philippines
The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative says Beijing's Fiery Cross Reef base in the Spratly Islands now has 12 hardened shelters, 4 more than seen in February, with retractable roofs that can house missile launchers
Authorities say they will intensify sea patrols and deployment of assets to protect Boracay Island from any armed groups
(3rd UPDATE) The US navy and Japan's coastguard are conducting separate inquiries, but will likely be co-operating, a spokesman for Japan's transport safety board says
Guterres raises alarm over the state of the world's oceans, saying pollution, overfishing and climate change are causing severe damage and that 'the situation is getting worse'
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'
The Ocean Conference in New York June 5-9 attempts to rally nations big and small to make meaningful changes to preserve what is arguably the Earth's most important resource
The exercise in the waters off Talicud Island, Davao del Norte, on Saturday, June 3, aims to enhance the capacity of both PH and Japan coast guard personnel
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'
President Duterte’s strategy of de-emphasizing and compartmentalizing, while not abandoning, the territorial and maritime issues, is a wise move that can pay off if done smartly
(3rd UPDATE) China claims the USS Dewey 'trespassed' in its territorial waters
'The context was not threatening each other that we'll go to war,' Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says
Former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario also says China 'has strongly declared that it is might that will trump what is right'
Captain Roy Cuesta recounts his ordeal during the 2012 Scarborough Shoal standoff that prompted the Philippines to sue China before an arbitral tribunal in The Hague
The island where the accident took place was part of the small Natuna archipelago, where there have been repeated clashes between Chinese and Indonesian vessels.
(UPDATED) Xi pitches for 'win-win cooperation' and 'partnerships with no confrontation' as he opens the two-day Belt and Road Forum
The two-day forum in Beijing is an opportunity for China to explain to other countries its grand vision to revive and expand the Silk Road trade routes, and help fund developing countries' infrastructure projects to boot
Results from the DNA test will be known in a month
The mission of the Balangay team is both symbolic and purposeful – rekindle a passion for the seas and our maritime heritage
But there is no timeline yet for the construction activities
Vice Admiral Ronald Mercado, professors Aileen Baviera and Charmaine Willoughby of PH, Shafiah Fifi Muhibat of Singapore, Carlyle Thayer of Australia
'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
Australia is the only other country, aside from US, that has a visiting forces agreement with the Philippines
The Asian powerhouse expresses optimism over the Philippines' participation in the ambitious Belt and Road Initiative
Through his new e-book on the South China Sea dispute, Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio hopes to convince the Chinese that China's 9-dash line is baseless
Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio wants the e-book to also reach a Chinese audience
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'
The Philippines also says no ASEAN leader 'strongly pushed' to condemn China's island building in the disputed South China Sea
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 ASEAN Chairman's Statement merely 'took note of concerns expressed by some leaders over recent developments' in the disputed South China Sea
The fleet is headed by Rear Admiral Shen Hao, Deputy Commander of the East China Sea of the People's Liberation Army Navy
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
(UPDATED) China says it is 'gravely concerned about and dissatisfied with' this move by the Philippine government
(3RD UPDATE) China challenges Philippine Air Force planes as they fly over the disputed area – a routine exchange between the 2 countries in the West Philippine Sea