‘WPS ban lifting to lead to energy security’

Credit to Author: Eireene Jairee Gomez| Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2020 16:31:53 +0000

The Department of Energy (DoE) on Friday voiced optimism that the Philippines would finally attain energy independence after the government lifted the ban on oil and gas exploration activities in the disputed West Philippine Sea (WPS or South China Sea) on its recommendation. In a virtual conference on Friday, Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi said lifting […]

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Duterte: Let time deal with PH-China sea row

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2020 13:42:23 +0000

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte said it would be prudent to let “time” deal with the country’s territorial row with China than pursuing a “very dangerous” hostile approach. In an exclusive interview aired by Russia Today on Friday, Duterte said going to war with China over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) dispute would be “reckless” […]

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Duterte to push for sea code at Asean meet- DFA

Credit to Author: THE MANILA TIMES| Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2019 05:06:14 +0000

President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to push for the completion of the long-delayed code of conduct in the South China Sea when he attends the Association of Southeast Asian Nations  (Asean) meeting in Thailand this week, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Monday. In a pre-departure briefing in Malacañang, Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary […]

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Palace hints Carpio may still become CJ

Credit to Author: clopez| Date: Thu, 01 Aug 2019 21:16:29 +0000

Palace hints Carpio may still become CJ

Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio’s views on President Duterte’s approach to the South China Sea dispute will not hurt his chances of becoming the next Chief Justice

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SC tells IBP: Prove fishermen knew of WPS petition

Credit to Author: Alexander Magno| Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2019 15:02:06 +0000

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) to prove that the fishermen in the petition seeking to protect the West Philippine Sea had “actual knowledge” of the petition.

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Baptism of fire: Tolentino defends Duterte-Xi verbal fishing deal, but admits he’s got no details

Credit to Author: racosta| Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2019 11:32:36 +0000

Francis Tolentino’s baptism of fire as a senator came in the form of a verbal tussle with his colleagues when he tried to defend President Rodrigo Duterte’s supposedly unwritten agreement with China letting Chinese fishermen inside Philippine waters, which Tolentino said was a valid exercise of the President’s powers to enter into executive agreements.

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PH uses satellite for first time over disputed waters, taps European firm  

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2019 12:27:33 +0000

THE Philippines for the first time tapped the satellite services of a European company to boost its monitoring capabilities over the disputed waters, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr said…READ

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Carpio: China in possession of ‘less than 7%’ of West Philippine Sea

Credit to Author: JOMAR CANLAS, TMT| Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2019 02:11:17 +0000

SUPREME Court Justice Antonio Carpio disputed President Rodrigo Duterte’s statement that China was in possession of the West Philippine Sea. In a statement on Tuesday, Carpio said that what the…READ

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IBP, fishers withdraw kalikasan plea over SolGen’s fouling up of case

Credit to Author: acerojano| Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2019 10:53:32 +0000

IBP, fishers withdraw kalikasan plea over SolGen's fouling up of case

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) and fisherfolk have decided to withdraw the writ of kalikasan petition for the protection of the West Philippine Sea.

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French shipbuilder launches PH Coast Guard’s ‘biggest, most modern’ ship 

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:22:07 +0000

French shipbuilder launches PH Coast Guard’s ‘biggest, most modern’ ship 

French shipbuilder OCEA has launched the Philippine Coast Guard’s “biggest and most modern” patrol ship on Wednesday. 

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