Del Rosario says Duterte taking side of China which believes

“China, the illegal occupant in the West Philippine Sea, believes that the arbitral ruling is a mere scrap of paper. The Philippines is the country which won the arbitral ruling against China,” former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario said in a statement today, May 6. Del Rosario noted that “US, UK, France, Germany, Australia, […]Read More

Defense chief sees how Air Force is prepared to defend

National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said today, May 6 that he saw how the Philippine Air Force (PAF) is prepared to defend the country’s airspace. Secretary Lorenzana said he experienced actual flying aboard the lead-in fighter aircraft FA-50PH jet during the SANAY DATU Air Defense Exercises. “This is the most advanced air asset of the […]Read More

China is the one disrespecting Philippine sovereignty – Hontiveros

“Let us make it clear: Beijing has been the one disrespecting the Philippines’ sovereignty; not the other way around,” Senator Risa Hontiveros said in a statement April 28. The senator made the statement in response to Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin’s call on Philippines “to respect China’s sovereignty and rights and interests, and stop […]Read More

PCG presence provides relief to Pinoy fishermen in Bajo de

Filipino fishermen operating in Bajo de Masinloc (Scarborough Shoal) found relief due to the presence of Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) patrol vessel (MRRV-4407), during a maritime exercise held April 24 and 25. “Liban kasi sa kapanatagang ibinigay sa kanila ng presensiya ng BRP Sindangan (MRRV-4407), naramdaman din ng mga mangingisda ang malasakit ng mga PCG […]Read More

Blinken reaffirms Locsin the applicability of defense treaty in South

United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken has reaffirmed to Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Locsin, Jr. the applicability of the 1951 US-Philippine Mutual Defense Treaty to the South China Sea. “Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro Locsin, Jr. Both expressed their shared concerns with the massing […]Read More

Australian, PHL navy ships conduct PASSEX

Philippine Navy and Royal Australian Navy (RAN) ships have conducted passing exercises (PASSEX) in Sulu, the Royal Australian Navy said on March 15. “HMA ships Anzac and Sirius have completed two separate passage exercises with vessels from the Philippine Navy as part of a two-month deployment throughout the north-east Indian Ocean and South-East Asia,” RAN said. The first PASSEX […]Read More

2 high-ranking NPA leaders, 5 members surrender

Two high-ranking leaders and five members of the NPA laid down their weapons and surrendered to the 403rd Infantry Brigade, 4th Infantry Division (4ID), Philippine Army in Barangay Manalog, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon, on March 9, 2021. According to 4ID, the surrender came few days after President Rodrigo Duterte called on remaining CPP-NPA members to surrender. […]Read More

Pentagon chief affirms US commitment to alliance, defense treaty with

United States Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III, in an introductory phone call February 9 with Philippine Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana, reaffirmed United States’ commitment to US-Philippines alliance. “Secretary Austin affirmed the U.S. commitment to the U.S.-Philippines alliance and our bilateral Mutual Defense Treaty and Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), highlighting the value the […]Read More

‘Don’t treat the President like a mushroom’ – Lacson

“Don’t treat the President like a mushroom – kept in the dark and fed with S*^t,” Senator Panfilo M. Lacson said in a statement referring to those “responsible for feeding the President false information”. Senator Lacson said that those responsible for feeding the President false information, on the exclusion of the Philippines by the European […]Read More