Chinese in the Philippines - updates

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We need leadership, sanity during crisis

Mar 12, 2020 - 10:00 PM

Enough of mediocrity

Probably not 3,000, but Chinese agents are around us – intel experts

Mar 10, 2020 - 11:54 AM

(UPDATED) Are there undercover Chinese military agents among POGO workers entering the country? Military and intelligence community sources say they've been here all along.

CHINA RISING. This photo taken on September 15, 2019 shows people singing a patriotic song during an event in Hangzhou in China's eastern Zhejiang province, to celebrate the 70th year of the founding of the People's Republic of China. File photo from Agence France-Presse

Duterte hopes Chinese-Filipino community to continue ‘charitable acts’

Jan 25, 2020 - 3:41 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte once again highlights the 'friendship' between the Philippines and China in his Chinese New Year message

CHINESE NEW YEAR MESSAGE. President Rodrigo Duterte says charitable efforts from the Filipino-Chinese community benefits the Philippines as a whole. File photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

Chinese men sought immigration referral from Filipina they tried to abduct

Jan 23, 2020 - 8:01 AM

The Filipina says the men who tried to take her claimed that she owed them around P300,000

PHOTOS COURTESY OF MAKATI POLICE

342 Chinese POGO workers without visas set to be deported

Dec 20, 2019 - 7:46 PM

POGOs are the country's fastest-growing industry. They have caused friction because of allegations of widespread tax evasion and the influx of tens of thousands of immigrant workers.

GAMING WORKERS. The Phil-Asian Gaming Expo at SMX Convention Center in Pasay on July 12-14, 2019. File photo by Rappler

Lorenzana to China: Respect international maritime law

Nov 03, 2019 - 2:26 PM

The defense chief also says the encounter between a Chinese vessel that claimed to be a warship and the Filipino crew of a commercial ship ‘should not be blown out of proportion or sensationalized’

PHILIPPINE WATERS. This photo from the Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) of the oil tanker Green Aura indicates the ship's path between Panatag Shoal (left) and Luzon island (right), and the presence of Chinese vessels in the area on September 30, 2019. Photo courtesy of Captain Manolo Ebora

Lorenzana commends Filipino captain who defied ‘Chinese warship’ in West PH Sea

Nov 02, 2019 - 8:00 PM

The defense chief also rebuts the 'Chinese naval warship' crew’s claim that Panatag Shoal is ‘under the jurisdiction of the Chinese government’

COMMENDABLE. Captain Manolo Ebora of the international oil tanker M/T Green Aura stood up to a Chinese naval warship near Panatag Shoal on September 30, 2019. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana commended him on November 2, 2019, saying his handling of the encounter was admirable. Image by Rappler

EXCLUSIVE: Chinese ‘naval warship’ harasses Filipino-crewed ship near Scarborough Shoal

Nov 01, 2019 - 9:48 PM

The Chinese vessel insists that the commercial ship change course to avoid the shoal, and then tails it to make sure it stays away from the Chinese-controlled area in the West Philippine Sea

Carpio corrects China ship owner's apology: Recto Bank not part of Spratlys

Aug 28, 2019 - 6:50 PM

Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio says Recto Bank is within the Philippines' exclusive economic zone, 'beyond the territorial sea of any island in the Spratlys'

GEM-VER. In this photo, the damaged stern of Philippine fishing boat Gem-Ver is seen as it arrives back in its hometown of Barangay San Roque, San Jose, Occidental Mindoro. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

LIST: China's incursions in Philippine waters

Aug 22, 2019 - 10:06 AM

As the Duterte administration claims friendlier ties with China, Philippine officials report several sightings of Chinese vessels criss-crossing Philippine waters without due notice

[OPINION] Finding the middle ground with the Middle Kingdom

Jul 12, 2019 - 2:35 PM

'We were born in the Philippines, grew up in the Philippines, live, work, and love in the Philippines. The Philippines is our home,' says Chinese-Filipino Freddie Tan

Selective outrage? How Duterte reacted to other foreign affronts to Filipinos

Jun 19, 2019 - 7:58 PM

When an OFW was found dead in a freezer, Duterte gave the Kuwait government an ultimatum. When he saw foreign interference, he cursed at foreign leaders. But he chooses caution towards China in the Recto Bank ramming.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte talks to the officials of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) as he conducts a surprise inspection at the NAIA Terminal 2 in Pasay City on June 10, 2019. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Palace to demand reparation from China only 'after facts established'

Jun 19, 2019 - 6:23 PM

Hours earlier, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said the captain and crew of the Chinese vessel should apologize and provide compensation, whether or not the ramming was accidental

The fishermen of FB Gimver are reunited with their families upon their arrival at the Caminawit Pier in San Jose Mindoro on June 14, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Has the sinking incident in the West PH Sea polarized Filipinos?

Jun 18, 2019 - 6:28 PM

Filipino netizens have been giving clashing opinions since the event was reported

Duterte dismisses PH boat sinking as 'maritime incident'

Jun 17, 2019 - 7:22 PM

(3rd UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte spares China from criticism in his first statement on the sinking of a Filipino boat by a Chinese ship in the West Philippine Sea

COMMANDER IN CHIEF. President Rodrigo Duterte presides over the Joint Armed Forces of the Philippines-Philippine National Police Command Conference at the Arcadia Active Lifestyle Center in Davao City on March 14, 2019. Malacañang file photo

[OPINION] Mitraydor na gyud ka’g maayo, Mayor!

Jun 17, 2019 - 7:13 PM

Nganong anaon man intawon ninyo nang mga pobreng mananagat Mayor? Abi nako mulaban ka sa mga Pinoy? Imbis kana ang imong gibuhat, imo hinuong gipasakitan sila sa pinaagi sa mga insulto ni Locsin ug ni Panelo.

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Ang nagpapa-bully, lalong binu-bully!

Jun 17, 2019 - 11:31 AM

Nang-hit-and-run, nang-abandona ng malulunod na mangingisda, at nagsinungaling pa

U.S. Coast Guard watching Chinese militia in South China Sea

Jun 11, 2019 - 10:51 AM

The United States Coast Guard says it is 'following' the activity of the Chinese militia in the disputed waters

SPOTTED. A Chinese militia vessel identified by the Philippine Coast Guard during a patrol in Scarborough Shoal. PCG photo

FALSE: Photo shows Chinese fishing boats in Philippine waters

Jan 21, 2019 - 8:28 AM

No, this photo does not show Chinese fishing boats in Philippine waters

Why Philippines should protest vs China bombers in Paracels

Jun 05, 2018 - 4:44 PM

Former DFA chief Albert del Rosario says a protest by the Philippines will 'galvanize the support of countries' opposing the militarization of the South China Sea

INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT. Former Philippine foreign secretary Albert del Rosario urges the Philippine government to file a protest against China's bombers in the Paracels to galvanize international support against China's militarization of the South China Sea. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

DFA silent on Chinese bombers in South China Sea

May 20, 2018 - 2:01 PM

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon condemns 'this creeping invasion' while Senator Risa Hontiveros tells government 'to end their subservience to China'

SILENCE. The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs, under Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, has not issued a statement on China's bombers in the South China Sea as of May 20, 2018. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Chinese bombers land on South China Sea island

May 19, 2018 - 11:28 AM

'Nearly all of the Philippines falls within the radius of the bombers, including Manila and all 5 Philippine military bases earmarked for development under the US-Philippines Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement,' says the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative of the Center for Strategic and International Studies

CHINESE BOMBER. A video posted by the state-owned People's Daily of China shows a Chinese bomber in takeoff and landing training on an island reef in the South China Sea. Screengrab from People's Daily

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May 14, 2018 - 7:51 PM

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[OPINION] What scares me the most about China’s new, ‘friendly’ loans

Mar 02, 2018 - 10:00 AM

China is appropriating our territories even without any of its infrastructure projects breaking ground. It’s like a bank foreclosing your house even if it hasn’t given you any money yet.

Duterte lauds PH-China 'friendship' in Chinese New Year message

Feb 15, 2018 - 6:05 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte also highlights the contributions of Chinese-Filipinos to the nation in his 2018 message

The President was given a tour inside the Chinese Vessel Chang Chun where he was able to see the armaments, the deck, the bridge navigation system as well as the operations room command and control system. The Chinese PLAN officers also presented tokens to the President during his tour. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTOS

PH grants visas on arrival to Chinese nationals

Aug 17, 2017 - 11:07 AM

Those entitled to the privilege are members of tour groups of DOT accredited operators businessmen backed by business groups and government agencies athletes and delegates to conventions and exhibitions

Gilas fends off Chinese Taipei B to sweep hosts

Jul 17, 2017 - 5:01 PM

The Philippines picks up its second win of the 2017 William Jones Cup

DOUBLE-DOUBLE. Mike Myers puts up a double-double effort to help Gilas Pilipinas secure their second win of the 2017 William Jones Cup. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: Kiefer Ravena unleashes 'The Phenom' at Jones Cup

Jul 16, 2017 - 11:10 PM

Ravena finishes with 15 points 8 rebounds and 4 assists

PHENOM. Kiefer Ravena sparks Gilas Pilipinas in a huge win versus host Chinese Taipei A. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Gilas regains bearings in Jones Cup with win over Taiwan Blue

Jul 16, 2017 - 9:30 PM

The Philippines now holds a 1 1 record in the tournament

1-1. Gilas Pilipinas gets on the winning column of the 2017 William Jones Cup after beating Chinese Taipei A. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Palace 'respects' China's probe into Huang Rulun

Jun 28, 2017 - 12:33 PM

Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte is one with China in weeding out corruption

China donates P15M for Marawi rehabilitation

Jun 27, 2017 - 9:15 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte accepts the check donation from Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua on Tuesday June 27

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with (from left) Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua, Social Welfare Development Secretary Judy Taguiwalo and Health Undersecretary Herminigildo Valle during a simple turnover of the P15-million check donated by the Chinese government at the Music Room in Malacañan Palace on June 27, 2017. The check is intended for the rehabilitation of Marawi City. Malacañan Photo

PH eyes equipment from top Chinese arms exporter

May 15, 2017 - 12:50 AM

In Beijing Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte meets with representatives of Poly Technologies one of China s most controversial defense firms

Chinese nationals again arrested in PNP's war on illegal gambling

Feb 28, 2017 - 5:53 PM

The arrest of the Chinese nationals is part of the PNP s streamlined crackdown on illegal gambling

ILLEGAL ONLINE GAMBLING. Fifteen young Chinese nationals were brought to the Department of Justice (DOJ) on February 28, 2017 after they were arrested for operating an illegal gambling website. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Chinese Coast Guard rescues 2 PH fishermen near Scarborough

Dec 02, 2016 - 5:57 PM

If Chinese fishermen needed our assistance we will rescue them That s the job of the coast guard regardless of nationality and race says the Philippine Coast Guard after thanking its Chinese counterpart

This hand out picture taken on August 7, 2016 and released from the Japan Coast Guard shows the China coast guard ship 33103 sailing near the waters of disputed East China Sea islands. Japan Coast Guard/AFP

Filipino fishermen able to access Scarborough Shoal – Palace

Oct 28, 2016 - 6:23 PM

Days after President Duterte s China visit the Chinese Coast Guard and Navy have left the vicinity of the shoal says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana

FREEDOM TO FISH. Activists call on China to respect the rights of Filipino fishermen to fish in Scarborough Shoal on July 12, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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Jul 18, 2016 - 12:53 PM

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Duterte to confront China on illegal drugs trade

Jul 18, 2016 - 9:52 AM

After bigger issues are settled by both countries the Philippine president plans to air his grievances on the involvement of Chinese nationals in the illegal drug trade

TALKING TO CHINA. President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese ambassador Zhao Jinhua meet in Malacañang Palace days before the release of the ruling on the West Philippine Sea. Photo from Presidential Photographers Division

Aquino's Chinese ancestry fuels anger in Beijing

Jun 27, 2015 - 8:49 AM

A top Chinese editor says 99 5 of his website users think the Philippines uses many inflammatory words on the South China Sea dispute

CHINESE ROOTS. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III lights ceremonial incense at the temple of his ancestors, the Xu (Co) clan, at Hongjian village in China's Fujian province on September 3, 2011. File photo by Jay Morales/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Malacañang on China dispute: Aquino has Chinese roots

Jun 08, 2015 - 4:02 PM

The presidential palace downplays the bitter sea dispute as President Benigno Aquino III is set to mark the 40th anniversary of Philippine China relations

CHINESE ROOTS. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III lights ceremonial incense at the temple of his ancestors, the Xu (Co) clan, at Hongjian village in China's Fujian province on September 3, 2011. File photo by Jay Morales/Malacañang Photo Bureau

No number coding in Metro Manila on Feb 19 – MMDA

Feb 18, 2015 - 12:16 PM

All cities in Metro Manila will observe the suspension of the number coding scheme on February 19 the celebration of Chinese New Year

URBAN DECAY. Experts say infrastructure development in the Philippines must keep up with the growing economy to sustain growth. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

PH issues scented ‘Year of the Goat’ stamps

Dec 27, 2014 - 10:58 AM

Printed using scented ink on unwatermarked paper the stamps commemorate the 2015 Chinese New Year – the year of the green wooden goat

China warns citizens to avoid the Philippines

Sep 12, 2014 - 6:03 PM

Given the worsened security situation in the Philippines the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs urges citizens not to travel to the Philippines for the time being

China 'posturing' to seize Ayungin – Golez

Mar 19, 2014 - 4:21 PM

The former national security adviser says seizing Ayungin will be a child s play for China which sunk Vietnamese ships and killed 70 Vietnamese sailors before

SEA BASTION. This undated handout photo released by the Philippine government on May 23, 2013 shows an aerial view of BRP Sierra Madre, a 100-meter (328 foot) amphibious vessel built for the US in 1944 and acquired by the Filipino navy in 1976, grounded at Second Thomas Shoal in the Spratly Islands. AFP Photo/Philippine Government

Chinese Taipei coach on Gilas: I am not worried

Aug 03, 2013 - 7:31 PM

The coach of Chinese Taipei said he is not worried about Gilas heading into their much awaited matchup

Preview: Gilas Pilipinas vs Chinese Taipei

Aug 03, 2013 - 6:07 PM

How will Gilas Pilipinas beat Chinese Taipei? Enzo Flojo tries to break down the ways

Sold-Out Saturday: Huge crowd expected for Gilas-Taiwan clash

Aug 03, 2013 - 5:47 PM

A huge crowd is expected to be the Philippines sixth man when they face tough Chinese Taipei

SOLD-OUT SATURDAY. MOA Arena is expected to be full for Gilas-Chinese Taipei. Photo by Rappler/Myke Miravite.

Music video vs Chinese 'aggression'

Jul 31, 2013 - 9:02 PM

Change the World hypes up protest against Chinese action in West Philippine Sea

FILIPINO SOUND. Abby Asistio takes part in video. Screengrab from YouTube (FILIPINOSUNITENOW)