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US defense chief warns China, drawing parallel with Crimea

US Defense secretary Chuck Hagel. AP FILE PHOTO

Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel on Sunday warned China against unilateral action to resolve territorial disputes with its neighbors, drawing a parallel with Russia’s incursion in Ukraine as he announced two more warships would be sent to Japan.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Anwar: Malaysia hiding information on lost jet

Malaysia opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim. AFP/KAMARUL AKHIR

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim accused the government of hiding information on the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, as two ships with sophisticated underwater equipment zeroed in on Friday on a remote stretch of the Indian Ocean in a hunt for the plane’s black boxes.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Ship evades Chinese blockade

A China Coast Guard vessel attempts to block a Philippine government vessel as the latter tries to enter the  Ayungin Shoal to orate Philippine troops and resupply provisions Saturday, March 29, 2014. A Philippine government ship slipped past a Chinese coast guard blockade Saturday and brought food and fresh troops to a marooned navy ship used as a base by Filipino troops to bolster the country’s territorial claims in the disputed South China Sea. AP

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Philippine soldiers aboard a civilian vessel engaged on Saturday in a dramatic nearly two-hour standoff with Chinese Coast Guard ships near the disputed Ayungin (Second Thomas) Shoal claimed by both countries, an incident witnessed by journalists on board the Philippine vessel and a Philippine military plane circling the area.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH defies China warning

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Unfazed by threats of sanctions from China, the government yesterday said it was pursuing its case in the United Nations challenging Beijing’s claim to most of the South China Sea, including areas Manila says is part of Philippine territory.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH offers US use of bases

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The Philippines has agreed to allow the United States access to the country’s military bases under a new security deal being negotiated by the two allies, amid mounting concern over China’s increasing assertiveness in the disputed waters of the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea).

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Vietnam detects last signal of missing plane

A woman, center, surrounded by media covers her mouth on her arrival at a hotel which is prepared for relatives or friends of passengers aboard a missing airline, in Beijing, China Saturday, March 8, 2014. AP

Vietnamese authorities said Saturday they detected the last signal from a missing Malaysia Airlines flight off Vietnam’s southwest coast over the South China Sea.

Posted: March 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Aquino thanks Chinese agency for name-calling

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President Benigno S. Aquino III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

By calling him an “amateurish politician,” China’s state news agency merely affirmed the correctness of the Philippine position on the West Philippine Sea, President Aquino responded Friday.

Posted: February 8th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

China begins naval drills in South China Sea

Taiwan coast guard ships patrol duirng a demonstration in southern Kaohsiung city on March 30, 2013.  Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou unveiled two new ships that will join the patrol in waters off disputed islands in the East China Sea at the centre of a regional territorial row.  AFP PHOTO / Sam Yeh

Chinese naval vessels including an island landing ship are staging drills in the South China Sea, where China and several other nations are locked in territorial disputes.

Posted: January 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

China was ‘irresponsible’ in stand-off at sea – US

Chuck Hagel. AP FILE PHOTO

China acted in an “irresponsible” way in a stand-off with a US naval ship this month in the South China Sea, American Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Thursday.

Posted: December 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

President ‘very strict’ about Malampaya Fund, now P130B

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The Malampaya Fund’s current balance stands at P130 billion, and President Benigno Aquino III spent only P15 billion from the fund in 2011 and 2012 “for energy-related projects including the purchase, refurbishment and transport of a US Coast Guard cutter,” Malacañang said Friday.

Posted: September 21st, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Viet leader opposes China’s sea claims

Vietnam President Truong Tan Sang. AFP

Vietnam’s president on Thursday voiced firm opposition to China’s claims in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) but declined to back a Philippine bid to take the row to a United Nations (UN) tribunal.

Posted: July 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

PH military modernization not for war with China, says defense exec

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The military’s modernization program is not preparation for an armed confrontation with China, but for achieving a “minimum defense capability” that Filipinos will be proud of, according to a defense official.

Posted: July 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

North Korea seeks talks with US to ease tensions

Secretary of State John Kerry AP FILE PHOTO

North Korea’s top diplomat said Tuesday that the U.S. must accept its offer for dialogue without preconditions if it wants to ease tensions on the divided Korean Peninsula. He drew a quick rebuttal from his South Korean counterpart, who said the international community has made clear that Pyongyang must give up its nuclear ambitions if it wants better relations.

Posted: July 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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