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'As far as I understand, dialogue is the main agenda,' says Vice President Leni Robredo's spokesperson Barry Gutierrez
President Rodrigo Duterte gives a thumbs up to the suggestion of the Chinese government for Manila and Beijing to conduct a joint investigation into the incident
China echoes Duterte government officials pushing for a joint Philippines-China investigation into the sinking of a Filipino boat by a Chinese ship in Recto Bank
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'The objective is to determine the facts and allocate accountabilities in a joint, instead of an adversarial, manner,’ says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra
Eddie Garcia leaves an indelible mark on the Philippine entertainment industry
The actor was hospitalized on June 8 following an incident on set
As the Philippines works on resolving the issue of China and the sunken Gem-Ver, here's how we and other countries ironed things out in the past
Duterte’s recent behavior betrays the fact he has neither courage nor compassion
The veteran actress calls on the president to not forget the importance of the Philippine movie industry
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol holds a closed-door dialogue with Gem-Ver fishermen, in a house surrounded by policemen in full battle gear
(UPDATED) Now that Gem-Ver's fishermen say they are not sure anymore if they were intentionally hit or not, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says the side of the Chinese crewmen has to be heard as well
Aston Palicte misses out on the chance to capture the WBO super flyweight belt after falling prey to Kazuto Ioka
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China experts say the long-delayed document would serve as a 'concrete and strong mechanism' for stability in the region
F/B Gem-Ver's captain and crew also want the government to help them keep Recto Bank exclusively for Filipino fishermen
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.
The sinking of a Filipino fishing boat by a Chinese ship is 'a quantum escalation of China's aggressive acts against the Philippines in the West Philippine Sea'
Panelo does not say that in any of his press briefings and interviews after the sinking incident. However, after President Duterte downplays what happened as a 'maritime incident,' Panelo shifts gears.
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
'Noong paglapit [namin] sa kanila para makapagsaklolo, para matulungan kami, sumibat na sila. Tapos sabihin nila kami pa ang nagsisinungaling?' says Richard Blaza
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The Philippine government's messaging on the ramming of a Filipino boat by a Chinese vessel, evolves from confused to echoing China's line
Filipino Aston Palicte and Japanese Kazuto Ioka tangle for the vacant WBO super flyweight title in Chiba City, Japan on Wednesday, June 19
Security analyst Rommel Banlaoi says warmer ties pursued by the Duterte administration with China should not deny justice to the 22 Filipino fishermen of F/B Gem-Ver who were abandoned at sea
'Parang ang mindset niya, defense counsel na nag-e-enter ng appearance for China if he was in a courtroom,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson of Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo
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(UPDATED) While he sees the ramming of the Filipino fishing boat as an 'accident,' Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says the damage inflicted warrants an apology and compensation
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(UPDATED) 'I think it's just an accident, based on information we got from the crew. Maybe the other side did not intend to bump them,' says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana
Filipino Aston Palicte vies to stop Kazuto Ioka as the favored Japanese bids to become his country’s first four-division world titlist
Contrary to the claims of Malacañang, the crewmen of Fishing Boat Gem-Ver were awake before the Chinese boat rammed them. There is more than one witness.
Filipino netizens have been giving clashing opinions since the event was reported
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'Ipilit man po natin sa kanila ang katotohanan, mismo sila ang gumagawa ng lusot para maging mali kami. Bulag at bingi sila pagdating sa ating mga Pilipino,' says F/B Gem-Ver owner Fe dela Torre
'Binangga po kami talaga,' says F/B Gem-Ver captain Junel Insigne, who tried to maneuver the Filipino boat away from the speeding Chinese boat's path
'Bakit, may kasalanan ba ito, kailangan bang magpaliwanag sa atin?' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo
For the first time since the Recto Bank issue erupted, China also sends its sympathies to the 22 Filipino fishermen of the boat sunk by a Chinese ship
'It is a felony to abandon people in distress,' says Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr, after President Rodrigo Duterte dismissed the issue as a 'maritime incident'
Aston Palicte has his sights set on the WBO super flyweight belt vacated by fellow countryman Donnie Nietes
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.
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says he will forward the computation to President Rodrigo Duterte
(UPDATED) Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol echoes the Chinese foreign ministry, which said that it was 'an ordinary maritime traffic incident'