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Aquino, Cayetano clash over transparency in WPS

Aquino, Cayetano clash over transparency in WPS By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Former president Benigno Aquino III and Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on Friday clashed over the issue of transparency in the two administrations’ dealings with China regarding the West Philippine Sea. Cayetano snapped back at Aquino and … Continue reading

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Carpio: Joint exploration deal on WPS must comply with Constitution

Carpio: Joint exploration deal on WPS must comply with Constitution By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio said the proposed deal between the Philippines and China on the joint exploration of natural resources in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) must comply with the provisions of the Constitution. “As … Continue reading

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President Duterte tells Vietnam he hasn’t abandoned PCA’s ruling on WPS: Palace

PRRD tells Vietnam he hasn’t abandoned PCA’s ruling on WPS: Palace By Jelly Musico MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Malacañang on Friday said President Rodrigo R. Duterte has clarified he has not abandoned the arbitral tribunal’s ruling in favor of the Philippines’ protest against China’s nine-dash line that covers nearly the whole of the disputed … Continue reading

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Duterte firm on putting facilities in disputed islands, says PHL will remain friendly to China

Duterte firm on putting facilities in disputed islands, says PHL will remain friendly to China Philippine News Agency By Lilian C. Mellejor DAVAO CITY (PNA) — President Rodrigo Duterte is firm on putting structures, including mounting the Philippine flag, in the West Philippine Sea, but emphasized the “Philippines will maintain good relations with the People’s … Continue reading