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Unlike PH, Vietnam defends its fishermen vs China

Jun 21, 2019 - 12:00 AM

This comes as President Rodrigo Duterte dismisses as a 'maritime incident' the sinking of a Filipino boat by a Chinese ship in the West Philippine Sea

VIETNAMESE DIPLOMACY. Vietnam's foreign ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang takes questions during a press conference in Hanoi on August 3, 2017. File photo by Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP

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

Taiwan searches for 152 missing Vietnamese tourists

Dec 26, 2018 - 9:39 PM

Local media speculate that the Vietnamese may have come to Taiwan to work illegally

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang dead at 61

Sep 21, 2018 - 2:07 PM

(UPDATED) As president since April 2016 after more than four decades at the powerful Ministry of Public Security, Quang had a reputation as a tough leader with little tolerance for dissent

Vietnamese president Tran Dai Quang speaks during an interview with AFP at the presidential palace in Hanoi on August 24, 2016.  France and other countries should help to keep the peace in the disputed South China Sea, Vietnam's president told AFP, as unease grows over China's increasingly muscular approach in the key waterway. / AFP PHOTO / HOANG DINH NAM

Vietnam PM tells Duterte they can supply PH with rice

Apr 27, 2018 - 8:30 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte and Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc hold a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit in Singapore

VIETNAM PM. President Rodrigo Duterte is welcomed by Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc during a courtesy call in September 2016. Malacañang file photo

'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

Martin Nguyen stuns Eduard Folayang to make ONE championship history

Nov 10, 2017 - 11:22 PM

Underdog Nguyen silences the Manila crowd when he knocks out hometown boy and heavily favored Folayang to become the 1st two-division king in ONE championship history

Vietnamese hostage of Abu Sayyaf dies, 3 others rescued

Nov 10, 2017 - 10:15 PM

The local bandit group is still holding 7 foreigners and 9 Filipinos as captives

SOUTHWESTERN TIP. Tawi-Tawi province is located at the southwestern tip of the Philippine archipelago

Food trip: 6 awesome Southeast Asian restaurants to try in Metro Manila

Nov 01, 2017 - 12:30 PM

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Philippines assures Vietnam of 'fair' probe into fishermen's deaths

Sep 25, 2017 - 2:20 PM

'We would like to offer our sympathies over the unfortunate loss of life,' Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano tells Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh

Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano assures Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh that the Philippines will conduct a fair and thorough probe into the deaths of two Vietnamese fishermen. Photo from DFA

2 Vietnamese fishermen killed in West PH Sea incident

Sep 24, 2017 - 5:45 PM

(4th UPDATE) 5 other Vietnamese fishermen are arrested off the coast of Bolinao, Pangasinan

ILLEGAL FISHING? Two Vietnamese fisherman were killed while 5 others were arrested on Saturday, September 23, some 60 nautical miles off the coast of Bolinao, Pangasinan.

Marestella Torres Sunang accidentally injured by Vietnamese jumper after competition

Aug 25, 2017 - 11:05 PM

The Vietnamese inadvertently steps on Torres Sunang s bare toe with spiked shoes and it leaves a gaping hole right through her toenail

FREAK ACCIDENT. Long jumper Marestella Torres Sunang is accidentally injured by her Vietnamese opponent right after their competition. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Supreme Court, Duterte, Gulf crisis | Midday wRap

Jul 06, 2017 - 1:00 PM

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Abu Sayyaf, MILF, Pacquiao | Evening wRap

Jul 05, 2017 - 8:45 PM

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Duterte condemns Abu Sayyaf for beheading Vietnamese

Jul 05, 2017 - 7:35 PM

The Philippine President again threatens to eat members of the bandit group with salt and vinegar

Crewman of Vietnamese ship killed off PH, 7 others abducted

Feb 20, 2017 - 1:53 PM

The Abu Sayyaf is known to operate in the area but the Philippine Coast Guard says investigation is still ongoing

Gunmen abduct 6 Vietnamese, seize vessel off Basilan

Nov 11, 2016 - 12:17 PM

3rd UPDATE The Coast Guard identifies the Vietnamese crew on board the seized foreign vessel spotted on Saturday November 12 in the vicinity of Paseo del Mar in Zamboanga

Obama, Vietnamese fishermen, Dela Rosa | 12PM wRap

Nov 03, 2016 - 12:43 PM

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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

Trial begins for woman accused of killing her friend by poisoning her coffee

Jun 15, 2016 - 4:54 PM

Prosecutors say the suspect her friend to the cafe where she slipped cyanide into her Vietnamese iced coffee Her friend started convulsing after drinking the coffee dying soon afterwards in the hospital

Jessica Kumala Wongso menjalani sidang perdananya di Pengadilan Negeri JAkarta Pusat pada Rabu, 15 Juni 2016. ANTARA FOTO/M Agung Rajasa/pd/16

6 events that make Filipinos proud

Jun 12, 2015 - 11:23 AM

Here are some of the major historical feats that best depict Filipinos’ collective will and initiative Do you have anything to add to this list? Share them with us

Vietnam architect's low-cost house is also typhoon-proof

Jan 25, 2015 - 2:05 PM

While these houses cost less than 4 000 and could be built by five people in three hours they don t look cheap says its brainchild Vo Trong Nghia

AFFORDABLE BUT SUSTAINABLE. Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia is the brainchild behind the design of S-House. Photo courtesy of Hiroyuki Oki, Photographer

PH, Vietnam navies deepen ties amid regional sea tension

Nov 26, 2014 - 10:31 AM

Two Vietnamese warships are on a goodwill visit to Manila seen as a sign of stronger relations between the Philippine Navy and the Vietnam People s Navy

PORT CALL: 2 Vietnamese ships dock in Manila. Photo from the Philippine Navy

China seeks brides for richer, for poorer

Aug 19, 2014 - 5:03 PM

For some women an arranged marriage is a way to a better life What do you think?

Philippines, Vietnam can share disputed sea – envoy

Jun 14, 2014 - 9:30 AM

Joint exploration however won t work with China Vietnamese Ambassador to the Philippines Truong Trieu Duong says it will be like recognizing China s claim and falling into its trap

Vietnam to Philippines: United, we will win

Jun 12, 2014 - 5:50 PM

China s acts against Vietnam also threaten the Philippines says the Vietnamese ambassador in an interview with Rappler

China decries Vietnam-Philippines island games as ‘farce’

Jun 09, 2014 - 7:11 PM

Beijing urges Hanoi and Manila to refrain from taking any actions that may complicate or magnify the dispute over the Spratlys

COOPERATION. A Vietnamese child peers from Vietnam and Philippines flags while waiting for the arrival of Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung at Villamor Airbase in Pasay, south of Manila, Philippines, 21 May 2014. Photo by Dennis Sabangan / EPA

Filipino, Vietnamese troops hold first Spratlys games

Jun 08, 2014 - 4:41 PM

Philippine and Vietnamese troops play volleyball and football in the Spratly Islands – the first such display of camaraderie between the two nations

COOPERATION. A Vietnamese child peers from Vietnam and Philippines flags while waiting for the arrival of Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung at Villamor Airbase in Pasay, south of Manila, Philippines, 21 May 2014. Photo by Dennis Sabangan / EPA

Vietnam airs video of Chinese ship ramming fishing boat

Jun 06, 2014 - 3:53 PM

Vietnamese officials say 10 fishermen on board were rescued by nearby vessels after the incident which occurred about 12 nautical miles southwest of the oil rig

EVIDENCE? A screenshot of a video played during a press conference on the growing dispute with China over the South China Sea shows a Vietnamese sinking boat (R) which was allegedly rammed by Chinese vessels near disputed Paracel Islands, near a Marine Guard ship (L), in Hanoi, Vietnam June 5, 2014.

Vietnam mulls 'legal actions' against China

May 22, 2014 - 10:11 AM

Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung also tells Reuters that Vietnam is considering various defense options

Filipinos, Vietnamese join anti-China protest

May 16, 2014 - 3:56 PM

Protesters carry placards that read Vietnam Philippines join hands to kick off China

Water cannon incident alarms Vietnam

Mar 07, 2014 - 6:36 PM

Vietnam says it is concerned after China s show of force against Filipinos

DFA: Vietnam backs PH case vs China

Aug 01, 2013 - 5:52 PM

The DFA says it is a possibility that Vietnam will participate in the unprecedented case over the South China Sea

In US, Asian immigrants better off than whites - study

Jun 26, 2013 - 1:47 PM

Study: Asian immigrants tend to live in highly segregated enclaves in the United States and their income level is often higher than that of white Americans

File photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

18 Vietnamese held as ship hits PH reef

Jun 18, 2013 - 6:58 PM

The ship hits a protected marine sanctuary off Biliran the coast guard says

Vietnam limits funeral wreaths at officials' funerals

Dec 21, 2012 - 4:17 PM

Vietnam has imposed strict limits on the number of wreaths that can be laid at officials funerals and banned civil servants from burning ghost money

Navy rescues 11 Vietnamese fishermen

Nov 13, 2012 - 11:26 AM

The Philippine Navy rescues 11 Vietnamese off Bugsok Island Balabac Palawan

In Vietnam, blogger means ‘in danger’

Sep 26, 2012 - 3:13 PM

These shocking prison sentences confirm our worst fears – that the Vietnamese authorities have chosen to make an example of these bloggers in an attempt to silence others

Vietnam jails 3 bloggers

Sep 24, 2012 - 3:12 PM

UPDATED A Vietnam court jails 3 bloggers for anti state propaganda

Survey reveals rise of Filipino Americans

Jun 20, 2012 - 2:25 PM

The Rise of Asian Americans report released by the Pew Research Center highlights population trends education income and values of Asian Americans

Distribution of Filipino Americans in the United States' 48 contiguous states. Image courtesy of the Pew Research Center, data from the US Census Bureau.

Dead sea turtles, corals seized in Vietnamese boat

Apr 25, 2012 - 5:48 PM

12 Vietnamese boat crew members were charged with violating maritime and wildlife protection laws according to the Bureau of Fisheries of Aquatic Resources

CONFISCATED CONTRABAND. Philippine Coast Guard personnel confiscate several dead sea turtles and bundles of rare corals from a Vietnamese fishing boat during a routine inspection at a Tawi-Tawi port on Tuesday, April 24. (Photo from Phil Coast Guard)