Chito Sta Romana - updates

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Recto Bank incident on 'cusp of closure,' says PH envoy to China

Aug 29, 2019 - 3:26 PM

Ambassador Jose Santiago Sta Romana says while the apology is a 'breakthrough,' compensation for the aggrieved 22 fishermen of Gem-Ver is still subject to more discussions and negotiations

IN REPAIR. The FB Gem-Ver remains dry docked on the shores of Barangay San Roque, San Jose, Occidental Mindoro on June 16, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Joint oil, gas exploration deals to abide by both PH, Chinese laws – Sta Romana

Aug 29, 2019 - 2:46 PM

The Chinese are willing to be 'flexible' and 'pragmatic' as the two countries thresh out cooperation agreements on exploiting the resource-rich West Philippine Sea, says the Philippine envoy to China

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte receives a warm welcome from Philippine Ambassador to the People's Republic of China Jose Sta. Romana upon his arrival at the Beijing Capital International Airport in the People's Republic of China on August 28, 2019. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

China eyes more English teachers, domestic workers from PH

Jul 13, 2017 - 1:27 PM

Ambassador to China Jose Santiago Sta Romana says this is China s way of helping in Philippine development in view of improved bilateral ties under President Rodrigo Duterte

JOB OPPORTUNITIES. China is eyeing to hire English teachers from the Philippines. File photo of teacher from AFP

Hague ruling, BBL, Roach | Evening wRap

Jul 12, 2017 - 9:55 PM

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PH, China coast guards line up joint drills for 2017

Feb 23, 2017 - 5:50 PM

The Philippine Coast Guard says there will also be high level visits port calls and cooperation against transnational crimes

SUBIC MEETING. Ambassador designate to China Chito Sta Romana witness the signing of agreement between Philippine Coast Guard Commodore Joel Garcia and China Coast Guard Deputy Director Chen Yide. Photo courtesy of the PH Coast Guard

Businessmen for Duterte, Dick Gordon, Nobel Prize | 6PM wRap

Oct 05, 2016 - 11:48 PM

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Duterte names journalist as ambassador to China

Oct 05, 2016 - 5:39 PM

UPDATED The President also nominates Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman Charles Jose as ambassador to Malaysia

ENVOY TO CHINA. Former ABC News Beijing bureau chief Chito Sta. Romana has been nominated as Philippine ambassador to China. Photo courtesy of AIM

China to be PH election issue in 2016 – analyst

Jun 09, 2015 - 11:00 AM

Analysts say Vice President Jejomar Binay will take a more moderate and unpopular position on China if he wins as president in 2016

STARK DIFFERENCE. Vice President Jejomar Binay takes a different position on China compared to President Aquino's aggressive stance.

'China miscalculated US response to reclamation'

Jun 09, 2015 - 7:55 AM

Former ABC News Beijing bureau chief Chito Sta Romana tells Rappler China is caught in a bind after the US strongly responded to its reclamation activities

'CHINA'S FURIOUS.' Former ABC News Beijing bureau chief Chito Sta Romana says China was furious that the US strongly criticized its artificial island-building in the South China Sea

Rappler Talk: The Philippines & China's Great Wall of Sand

Jun 08, 2015 - 2:21 PM

Former ABC News Beijing Bureau Chief Chito Sta Romana talks about the options available to Manila

Q and A: 'Philippines to end up talking with China'

Apr 10, 2014 - 1:35 PM

The Philippines should have no illusion that bringing China to court will be a final solution says veteran China analyst Chito Sta Romana

'DIALOGUE OF THE DEAF.' A Filipino protester shouts slogans against the Chinese government during a rally outside the Chinese consulate office in Makati on April 2, 2014. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Chinese Filipinos urged to step into PH-China row

Apr 09, 2014 - 4:00 PM

The Philippines should use its ethnic ties with China in the dispute over the West Philippine Sea South China Sea analysts say

'THEIR HELP NEEDED.' A Chinese Filipino prays at the Seng Guan Temple to mark the start of the Lunar New Year of the Horse in Manila's China town on Jan 31, 2014. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

PH on China: Judge us by actions, not words

Apr 04, 2014 - 2:30 PM

The Philippines deflects China s barrage of propaganda since the day Manila filed a historic pleading against Beijing

HISTORIC PLEADING. Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario announces on March 30, 2014, that Manila has filed a nearly 4,000-page memorial against Beijing. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

China's strategy vs PH: Trial by publicity

Apr 04, 2014 - 9:01 AM

UPDATED Out of court China wages legal warfare against the Philippines