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China donates P22-M to support ‘Ulysses’ relief efforts

China donates P22-M to support ‘Ulysses’ relief efforts By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   TO THE RESCUE. Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) personnel rescue residents trapped in chest-deep flood in Barangay Barangka, Marikina City on Nov. 12, 2020. The Chinese government on Friday (Nov. 20, 2020) said it will donate PHP22 million to support the relief efforts following the … Continue reading

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Palace thanks Carpio for praising President Duterte arbitral win assertion

Palace thanks Carpio for praising PRRD arbitral win assertion By Azer Parrocha   Retired Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Malacañang on Wednesday thanked retired Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio for praising President Rodrigo Duterte’s assertion of the Hague-based arbitral ruling that invalidates China’s vast claims over the South China Sea before … Continue reading

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President Duterte, Secretary Locsin agree to push projects backed by China firms

PRRD, Locsin agree to push projects backed by China firms By Azer Parrocha President Rodrigo Duterte and Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. (File photo) MANILA – Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro “Teddyboy” Locsin Jr. has agreed with the decision of President Rodrigo R. Duterte to push ahead with infrastructure projects backed by Chinese firms that have been … Continue reading

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Duterte won’t give ‘even an inch’ of PH territory to other states

MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– President Rodrigo Duterte has been consistent in his policy towards China but will not give “even an inch” of national territory to any state, Malacañang said Monday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this remark after China’s foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Li Jian accused the Philippines of committing “illegal provocative activities” by sending … Continue reading

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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