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Filipinos fishers encouraged in WPS waters: Esperon

Filipinos fishers encouraged in WPS waters: Esperon

MANILA – A National Task Force for the West Philippine Sea (NTF WPS) official said China’s unilateral fishing ban on all Chinese fishing vessels in the areas of the South China Sea, north of the 12th parallel, from May 1 to August 16,  does not apply to Filipino...

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Locsin’s ‘Get the f**k out’ call to China part of free speech, Roque says

Locsin’s ‘Get the f**k out’ call to China part of free speech, Roque says

Malacañang has kept its distance from the profanity-laced comment of Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. against the lingering presence of Chinese ships in local waters. According to Presidential spokesman Harry Roque, Locsin’s comment on Twitter was part of...

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PRRD’s order firm to defend PH possession sans war: Lorenzana

PRRD’s order firm to defend PH possession sans war: Lorenzana

MANILA – Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana dismissed claims that his recent statements on the Chinese incursions in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) are not aligned with those of President Rodrigo R. Duterte. In a statement to reporters...

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Palace blasts Carpio, other critics on West Philippine Sea

Palace blasts Carpio, other critics on West Philippine Sea

MANILA, Philippines — Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea criticized yesterday former foreign affairs secretary Albert del Rosario and former senior associate justice Antonio Carpio Jr. for putting the blame for China’s aggressive stance in the disputed areas of...

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Palace: ‘All or nothing’ policies in West Philippine Sea dangerous, unproductive

Palace: ‘All or nothing’ policies in West Philippine Sea dangerous, unproductive

MANILA, Philippines — The Palace on Sunday urged critics to let President Rodrigo Duterte continue his “careful, calculated, calibrated” approach to tensions with China in the West Philippine Sea instead of calling for “all or nothing”...

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House leader urges China to withdraw its vessels from WPS

House leader urges China to withdraw its vessels from WPS

MANILA – House Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez on Wednesday urged China to pull out all its vessels from the West Philippine Sea (WPS) to avoid heightened tension in the area. Rodriguez made the appeal in response to the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s statement calling on...

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DFA ordered to file protest after Beijing called on Manila to halt West Philippine Sea drills

DFA ordered to file protest after Beijing called on Manila to halt West Philippine Sea drills

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines’ top diplomat on Wednesday ordered the filing of another diplomatic protest following the remarks of a Chinese official on the Philippine Coast Guard’s (WPS) exercises in the West Philippine Sea. Foreign Affairs...

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