Philippines-Vietnam relations - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Philippines-Vietnam relations


Vietnamese account matches Filipino fishermen's story

Jun 18, 2019 - 7:43 PM

They were tired, hungry, and cold

RESCUED FILIPINOS. Fishermen of F/B Gem-Ver reunite with their families upon their arrival at the Caminawit Pier in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro, on June 14, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

INSIDE STORY: How Filipino crew were saved by Vietnamese in West PH Sea

Jun 14, 2019 - 9:07 PM

One of the Filipino crew narrates that after he connected his index fingers to demonstrate 'Vietnam? Philippines? Friends,' the Vietnamese replied, 'Okay.'

ROWERS. Justine Pascual (left) and JP Gordiones (right) aboard the BRP Tausug as they sail back home to San Jose, Occidental Mindoro. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

[ANALYSIS] The security challenge for PH and Vietnam

Mar 20, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Better security relations with Vietnam will ultimately benefit us. Here's why.

'Sorry' Duterte sends off Vietnamese fishermen shot at by PH Navy

Nov 29, 2017 - 10:20 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte is confident that the shooting incident that killed two Vietnamese fishermen won't destroy the friendship between Vietnam and the Philippines

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte extends his well wishes to one of the Vietnamese fishermen who were sent off during a ceremony at the Sual Wharf and Causeway in Sual, Pangasinan on November 29, 2017. The five Vietnamese fishermen, who were held under the custody of the Philippine government after they were caught poaching in the waters of Bolinao, Pampanga, were given provisions of jackets, hygiene kits, and food items. Also in the photo are Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Director Eduardo Gongona and Vietnamese Ambassador to the Philippines Ly Quoc Tuan. ROLANDO MAILO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Philippine, Vietnamese navies boost ties in goodwill visit

Apr 09, 2017 - 8:40 PM

The Le Quy Don 286 ship of the Vietnam People s Navy docks in the Philippines

GOODWILL VISIT. Vietnamese Navy's ship visits the Philippines to foster tighter relationship with the country's navy. Photo from the Naval Public Affairs Office

Duterte sends off 'good friends' Vietnamese fishermen

Nov 02, 2016 - 11:05 PM

The release of 17 fishermen accused of poaching in Philippine waters was President Rodrigo Duterte s promise to Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang during his visit to Vietnam

Duterte in Vietnam: What to expect

Sep 28, 2016 - 3:43 PM

Both the Philippines and Vietnam are claiming parts of the West Philippine Sea Will Duterte s visit to Vietnam s capital herald new ways forward in the maritime dispute?

OFF TO HANOI. President Rodrigo Duterte departs for his official visit to Vietnam on September 28, 2016. Photo from PPD