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'Full Extent of Our Sovereignity. Full stop,' says Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr
Set to leave the Philippines in November, outgoing China Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua pays a farewell call to House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, who had been praised as one of China's 'best friends'
'It's not a Philippine vessel,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo, when asked about the incident involving a Filipino-crewed commercial ship and a 'Chinese warship'
'Para malaman nila na they (Chinese) are in Philippine territory,' says Senator Francis Tolentino
The city government of Manila receives proposals for a tram along Roxas Boulevard and a sky shuttle that would traverse Tondo, Binondo, and Sta Cruz
Scott Morrison's comments come after the US slammed China for its 'escalation' in the waterway, a key global shipping route where Beijing is accused of deploying warships, arming outposts and ramming fishing vessels
One proposal considered at the August 5 Cabinet meeting is ‘automatic blacklisting’ of Chinese nationals who overstay after benefiting from the VUA scheme
National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr says he's concerned when any one nationality comes to the Philippines in droves 'and their intent is not clear'
All members of the Philippine tearm win medals at the China Hong Kong Taekwondo Alliance Kyorugi 2019
National team mainstays Phil and James Younghusband won't be around when the Azkals start their preparations for the World Cup qualifiers
'The Philippine position is that every country has a right to use the waters in the South China Sea as well as the airspace. And we want peace and quiet in that area. So anything that will provide such kind of atmosphere, we are for it,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo
'Ang mahirap sa sinasabi ng pamahalaan na hindi pa ito done deal, hihintayin pa ba natin na matapos ang kontrata saka tayo magrereklano? Aanhin mo pa ang damo, kung patay na ang kabayo?' says Otso Diretso's Romulo Macalintal
Respondents of the Social Weather Stations survey are asked whether they agree or disagree with the statement, 'Most of what the Chinese government wants to happen in the Philippines is good for the Filipinos'
(UPDATED) The Philippine President declares he won't allow China to 'occupy' Pag-asa Island
The government needs to listen to our people. China needs to hear from our people.
Malacañang releases 7 of the 29 agreements signed between the Philippines and China during Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit. See the released documents here.
'The ensuing period of years is the litmus test of how this nation is going to assert the gains it has painstakingly fought for in The Hague,' former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales says in a forum on the West Philippine Sea
'The only way to prevent a cessation of our sovereign rights is not to sign anything that will cede it. You cannot cure it after the fact,' says Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio
'The fact that we have recognized China in sharing with [them] our own resources in our own waters is already a victory on their part,' says Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano
The bulk of foreign direct investments and project loans still comes from traditional trade partners like Japan and the United States, and not from China
Most Filipinos reject President Duterte's policy of inaction in the West Philippine Sea, according to a Social Weather Stations poll released on the day of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to the Philippines
Bullied and harassed by China in the West Philippine Sea, the Armed Forces of the Philippines is forced to strike 'cordial' ties with the staunch ally of its commander-in-chief
Answering DFA Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano's questions to 'prove' the Aquino administration's transparency in its dealing with China would only 'make the Philippines predictable,' says former President Benigno Aquino III
The P500-million facility is donated by Friends of the Philippines, a group of Chinese businessmen led by Jose Kho, associated with a company behind planned massive reclamation in Manila Bay
The Duterte administration's appeasement policy – even defeatist policy – can only cement China's hold on the West Philippine Sea and lead to a waiver of our sovereign rights that we fought so hard to win under the arbitral ruling
Most Filipinos also believe the Duterte administration should strengthen the Philippine military as China militarizes the West Philippine Sea
We should be wary of new concepts imported from foreign shores and alien to our history as a people, which could divide the nation and even lead to the dismemberment of the Philippine state
Vice President Leni Robredo says asserting the country's rights over the West Philippine Sea goes beyond the welfare of Filipino fishermen: 'It is about our nation's independence, security, and sovereignty'
Former defense secretary Norberto Gonzales says 'within hours, the Chinese can destroy most of the country's defense facilities and probably some of our cities'
Vice President Leni Robredo calls the China Coast Guard's actions as 'a blatant disregard of the rights of Filipinos, and the authority of the Republic of the Philippines over Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal'
Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says it is 'ridiculous' to protest about an action beyond Philippine shores. 'Paano tayo magpo-protest sa hindi natin territory?'
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With an improved naval force, 'maybe we can start invading other nations,' President Rodrigo Duterte tells the Philippine Navy during its anniversary
'As we had previously said, we are opposed to war – as we should be. But if threatened by the use of force, we should be ready to inflict, at the very least, a bloody nose on any attacker who is out to harm us.'
Malacañang, however, says President Rodrigo Duterte still does not consider China a threat
Instead of publicizing a diplomatic protest, the Philippines says it is 'closely monitoring developments in the West Philippine Sea and the South China Sea'
Duterte wants us to believe that China will intervene to keep him in power. What is troubling with Duterte’s empty boast is it unmasks his provincial view of regional security and his malnourished understanding of sovereignty.
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon condemns 'this creeping invasion' while Senator Risa Hontiveros tells government 'to end their subservience to China'
'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
(UPDATED) 'This alleged militarization of the West Philippine Sea is very alarming and it poses a big threat to the country's national defense and security,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV in a resolution
'We're talking about sovereignty here. We're not just talking about [the] economic provision per se,' says UP associate professor Herman Kraft
President Rodrigo Duterte says he prefers economic aid from China to be spent on healthcare in the Sulu capital and Basilan instead of funding infrastructure projects
'China and the Philippines will bloom and you and I are in the middle of the flower,' President Rodrigo Duterte tells a China Central Television reporter during a press conference
President Rodrigo Duterte will address the plenary at the Boao Forum for Asia on April 10, and will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the event
China says 'anyone without bias can see' that President Rodrigo Duterte has made 'achievements' in fighting illegal drugs and improving people's jobs
'China has indisputable sovereignty over the South China Sea islands and their adjacent waters,' says Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying
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'What are we going to do? Will we pretend it's not disputed?' says Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, as he hits 'so-called experts' like Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio
(UPDATED) Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque urges reporters to 'move on' from the West Philippine Sea issue