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China demands ASEAN stay out of Vietnam dispute

In this Aug. 29, 2013 file photo, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, right, meets with Vietnam Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing as 12 ASEAN foreign ministers are in the Chinese capital to attend the ASEAN-China foreign ministers meeting which aims to discuss economic ties as well as regional concerns such as disputed territory in the South China sea. Vietnam demanded China stop oil drilling operations in a disputed patch of the South China Sea, saying on Monday, May 5, 2014 that Beijing's decision to deploy a deep sea rig over the weekend was illegal. China dismissed the objections, saying the activity was being carried out in its territorial waters. AP

China has criticized the top official of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations for saying Beijing intruded in Vietnamese territory, and a Chinese official has demanded the group stay out of the dispute.

Posted: May 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Makati mayor wants city to have police jurisdiction over ‘inner Fort Bonifacio’

Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin "Jun-Jun" Binay. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Now he wants the police to be on his side. Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay has asked Chief Supt. Jose Erwin Villacorte, director, head of the Southern Police District, to formalize the turnover of the police jurisdiction over the inner Fort from Taguig police to the Makati police.

Posted: August 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

New president Xi tells China military to improve battle ability

Newly-elected Chinese President Xi Jinping (front) delivers his maiden speech at the closing session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 17, 2013. AFP

BEIJING — China’s new president Xi Jinping told the country’s military to improve its ability to “win battles” in his first speech as head of state, as Beijing is embroiled in a bitter territorial row with Japan.   The People’s Liberation Army is the world’s largest standing military and Xi told China’s parliament that all […]

Posted: March 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Japan summons China envoy in island row

In this  Sept. 2, 2012 file photo, the survey ship Koyo Maru, left, chartered by Tokyo Metropolitan Government officials, sails around Minamikojima, foreground, Kitakojima, middle right, and Uotsuri, background, the tiny islands in the East China Sea, called Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese. AP FILE PHOTO

TOKYO—Tokyo summoned China’s envoy Tuesday in protest after what it says was another incursion into its territorial waters around islands at the centre of a bitter dispute with Beijing.

Posted: February 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Military takes lead in securing assembly of Moro leaders

Moro rebels while inside their camp in remote village of Mamasapano town in Maguindanao Abaya. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The military is taking the lead role in securing an assembly of Moro rebel leaders and their followers that a Moro rebel leader said would be attended by up to 500,000 people.

Posted: July 3rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »