China is becoming the region’s biggest bully – Hontiveros

Senator Risa Hontiveros on Tuesday once again expressed indignation against China’s increasingly aggressive territorial expansion in the West Philippine Sea. According to the Armed Forces of the Philippines, there are still 28 vessels in Julian Felipe Reef. “We demanded that every single Chinese vessel leaves Philippine territory. Why are they still there? China is becoming […]

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Duterte, Putin share Covid notes in 30-minute telesummit

President Rodrigo Duterte and Russian President Vladimir Putin had a telesummit on Tuesday afternoon and discussed ways to help each nation defeat the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, Malacañang confirmed.  In a statement, the Palace said Duterte’s “open and productive” phone conversation with Putin lasted around 30 minutes.  “President Duterte and President Putin reaffirmed their […]

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DFA summons Chinese ambassador, expresses displeasure over Julian Felipe Reef issue

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) summoned Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian on 12 April 2021. The DFA expressed displeasure over the illegal lingering presence of Chinese vessels in Julian Felipe Reef. DFA Acting Undersecretary Elizabeth P. Buensuceso informed Ambassador Huang that Julian Felipe Reef lies within the Exclusive Economic Zone of the […]

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