PRESS RELEASE: Organizations are coming together to help ease the suffering of fellow farmers in other parts of the country
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'
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?'
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
'Vietnam requests that China, as a major regional and global power, show responsibility in the maintenance of peace and stability in the East Sea, stop militarization and withdraw military equipments illegally deployed on structures under Vietnam's sovereignty,' reads a statement of Vietnam's Foreign Ministry
Watch Rappler's midday newscast with Mara Cepeda
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'If a bully keeps punching you over and over and over, it is naive to think he's all of a sudden going to stop and behave nicely,' Gregory Poling of CSIS tells Rappler
For Senator Grace Poe, it's 'like saying that a homeowner may soon be thankful to a gang of fully armed men who unlawfully intruded his place'
'The Philippines' chairmanship wasn't just a missed opportunity; it significantly weakened ASEAN's standing on political-security matters,' Southeast Asia expert Gregory Poling tells Rappler
ASEAN evades reference to China's militarization of the South China Sea, as it hails the 'positive momentum' in Southeast Asia's ties with China
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On International Day of the World s Indigenous Peoples know more about the Lumad and their plight in this infographic
Ayon sa 1987 Konstitusyon maaaring pigilan o palawigin ng Kongreso ang pagdeklara ng martial law Maaari ring pag aralan o pigilan ng Korte Suprema ito
What we noticed is that if we are going to concentrate big rehabilitation centers in one region there would be some difficulties says Interior Undersecretary John Castriciones
Australia opposes the scale of reclamation and reconstruction that has occurred in the South China Sea Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says
Philippine Foreign Undersecretary Enrique Manalo says there is more determination now to finalize a code of conduct in the South China Sea
The Philippine government would be remiss in its duty to protect its national interest if it does not protest question and seek clarification from China on the presence of weapons in the Spratlys Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says
Is it just to boost troops morale? Is he appeasing the military as he releases communist rebels? Duterte s camp visits may be more than meets the eye
At least 60 people are killed and 336 detained in a night of violence across Turkey sparked when elements in the military staged an attempted coup against the President Recep Tayyip Erdogan s government on July 16
We urge G7 members to abide by their promise of not taking sides on territorial disputes
G7 countries – the US Britain Canada France Germany Italy and Japan – say they oppose provocative actions in the East and South China Seas
The European Union says deploying military forces or equipment to disputed islands affects regional security
US Admiral Harry Harris says that by building air bases and hardened bunkers on tiny islands China has shown it is determined to achieve military supremacy in the region
The senator says she is open to another DNA test as a possible relative has approached her
The issue is about control of natural resources and ancestral domain Before it was about logging Now it s mining
All 3 have denied the rape but the case specifics were enough for charges over conduct of a nature that brings discredit upon the military service
The communist rebellion lives in the so called Timber and Mining Corridor of the Philippines where guerrillas easily find allies among residents because of their battlecry to keep big business away from ancestral domains
The Philippine Task Force for Indigenous Peoples’ Rights calls for accountability in light of the recent violent incident that hurt indigenous Lumad evacuees and advocates in Mindanao
Clearly the situation was mishandled says the Davao City mayor
About 700 Lumad evacuees mostly women and children seek refuge in a Protestant church in Davao City allegedly because of the presence of the military in their communities
4th UPDATE A Chinese military official defends China s activities as legitimate reasonable and justified calling US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter s criticism groundless and not constructive
The August 9 killing of Michael Brown and the subsequent crackdown on demonstrators in Ferguson revive a debate about race in the United States and spark condemnation of police tactics and militarization
The Talaingod Manobos renew call to defend their ancestral land from the entry of destructive corporate projects and to end the military operations in their area
The Japanese occupation period in the Philippines is little studied nor woven into our national psyche
Ferdinand Marcos and Lean Alejandro were two Martial Law figures who approached writing in markedly different ways
Edita Burgos story also highlights activist roots of filmmakers with nuanced turn by Lorna Tolentino and Rocco Nacino
She may look like the stylish queen bee but this artist would rather be a servant than a queen