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Duterte stance remains ‘friend to all, enemy to none’

Duterte stance remains ‘friend to all, enemy to none’ By Azer Parrocha President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (Presidential photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – President Rodrigo Duterte’s independent foreign policy of being “friend to all, enemy to none” still stands, Malacañang said Tuesday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made the remarks in a virtual Palace briefing in response to … Continue reading

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Diplomatic means pursued to counter Chinese claims in SCS: PRRD

Diplomatic means pursued to counter Chinese claims in SCS: PRRD By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   DIPLOMATIC MEANS. President Rodrigo Duterte tackles disputed South China Sea in his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday (July 27, 2020). Duterte said his government works without fail to protect the Philippines’ rights in the West Philippine Sea … Continue reading

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ASEAN, China to promote cruise, yacht tourism to boost arrivals

ASEAN, China to promote cruise, yacht tourism to boost arrivals By Azer Parrocha   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states and China have agreed to promote seamless connectivity through cruise and yacht tourism to boost tourist arrivals between them. In a joint statement on tourism cooperation available on … Continue reading

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China, PHL tackle contentious South China Sea issues in friendly dialogue

China, PHL tackle contentious South China Sea issues in friendly dialogue By Jelly F. Musico GUIYANG, China(Philippines News Agency) – China and the Philippines on Friday engaged in a candid but friendly discussion where officials from the two countries tackled almost all contentious issues on the South China Sea dispute. ”There was no issue that … Continue reading