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Washington rejects Beijing's territorial claim to much of the South China Sea, including the Paracels
Wool from pashmina goats is the most expensive and coveted cashmere in the world. But the shaggy creatures that provide the yarn are being pushed out of their grazing lands.
The acrimonious impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump put the spotlight on the stark partisan split in the US capital over where the truth lies
'His example inspires us to be patriots each day of our lives and to do what is right in the face of adversity,' says former top diplomat Albert del Rosario
Vietnam's Ministry of Foreign Affairs criticizes China's survey vessel the Haiyang Dizhi 8, and its escort ships, for entering what is 'completely in the sea area of Vietnam'
China's embassy in Ottawa said a customs investigation – launched after the discovery of traces of a banned feed additive – reveals that up to 188 forged documents had been provided to Chinese officials
Under WTO regulations, parties in a dispute can block a first request for the creation of an arbitration panel, but if the parties make a second request, it is all but guaranteed to go through
Ricky Vargas signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center
'It is time for old rivalries to end for the sake of the greater good of the region,' says US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
The deal is part of Qatar Airways' strategy to 'invest in the strongest airlines around the world'
Japan claims a South Korean warship aimed its weapons targeting system towards their plane – an allegation South Korea denies
The iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus and X may be banned in Germany after Qualcomm wins its case against Apple
The move marks the latest in a long-running dispute over patents and royalties between California tech giants Apple and Qualcomm playing out in courts and administrative bodies worldwide
A trade report says China 'has not fundamentally altered its unfair, unreasonable, and market-distorting practices'
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations agreeS to guidelines on managing air encounters at the annual meeting of the 10-member bloc's defense ministers
The Eastern Mindanao Command says the deployment was upon the request of the Department of Labor and Employment in Region 11 'for peacekeeping assistance' in the Sumifru plantation
Workers hired by contractors of NutriAsia and PLDT argue that they perform functions that are 'core' to the company
Bukod sa malaking usapin ng soberanya sa teritoryo, sa likod ng ilang kilong isda kapalit ng instant noodles o bottled water ay ang binabanggit ko: kalayaan at kusang-loob
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'
The former national security adviser had consistently argued that the law is on the Philippines' side in the maritime dispute
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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Nearby, the Philippines begins 'long-delayed repairs' to its runway on the Spratly Islands in the West Philippine Sea, says the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative
From basketball courts to buildings with radar equipment, nearly 800 of these Chinese structures can be found in the West Philippine Sea
'The South China Sea islands are Chinese territories,' says China foreign ministry spokesperson Lu Kang, adding this is 'part of the normal training for the Chinese military'
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Instead of publicizing a diplomatic protest, the Philippines says it is 'closely monitoring developments in the West Philippine Sea and the South China Sea'
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
The government creates an adjudication board – the Land Dispute Arbitration Committee (LDAC) – to address concerns arising from the large-scale land titling program. There are many ways it could turn into a nightmare.
Vice President Leni Robredo urges the Duterte administration to file a diplomatic protest against Chna, as she hits the 'increased militarization' of Philippine waters
'Aquino filed an arbitration case, we won, he was still there. Bakit hindi niya ginawa kung 'yan ang gusto ng mga yellow?' says President Rodrigo Duterte
Lakepower Converter Incorporated agrees to reinstate 64 employees, after the Department of Labor and Employment intervened to settle their dispute
'We're taking the diplomatic action,' says Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano after two Chinese military planes were reportedly seen on Panganiban Reef (Mischief Reef)
Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano is bent on fast-tracking the proposed joint exploration between the Philippines and China in the West Philippine Sea
Lieutenant Colonel Harold Cabunoc, commander of the Army 33rd Infantry Battalion, says it's important to understand the root causes of conflict and address them properly
Before flying off to China for the 3rd time, the Philippine leader says he has no plans of bringing up reclamation and construction activities by Beijing in the West Philippine Sea
For more than a week the Gaza border with Israel has been enflamed by violence after Israeli forces opened fire on a protest march on March 30
In a meeting in Hanoi, foreign ministers from China and Vietnam vow to address disputes peacefully
The countries will 'in a prudent and steady way advance cooperation on offshore oil and gas exploration,' says Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi
Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says the Philippines and China 'are trying to find a legal framework' for joint exploration in the West Philippine Sea
The officers who participated in the Jabidah massacre have not fully come clean. In the end, it may have left a legacy of lying and cover-up in the military.
In 2016, lawyer Harry Roque urged United Nations officials 'to express grave concern on the human rights violations committed by China' in Scarborough Shoal
(UPDATED) Now Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque asserts 'good faith' on the part of China as Malacañang backs joint exploration in the West Philippine Sea
'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
Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug speaks to Aaron Jed Rabena on how Chinese President Xi Jinping's move toward lifetime rule might affect Philippines-China relations and their maritime dispute
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