INQToday: PH summons chargé d’affaires, says China has 'no right to be in Ayungin’ | Inquirer News

INQToday: PH summons chargé d’affaires, says China has ‘no right to be in Ayungin’

/ 06:16 PM March 25, 2024

Here’s a quick roundup of today’s top stories:

PH summons chargé d’affaires: ‘China has no right to be in Ayungin’

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) summoned China’s Charge d’affaires in the country as Manila protests Beijing’s latest aggressive actions against the Philippines’ resupply mission in the West Philippine Sea.


DFA Spokesperson Teresita Daza told reporters that DFA Deputy Assistant Secretary Raphael Hermoso was the one who summoned Chinese embassy Charge d’affaires Zhou Zhiyong on Monday morning.


Tolentino suggests forging of research agreements with maritime nations

Apart from defense treaty alliances, Senator Francis Tolentino on Monday urged the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to establish a research and development pact with maritime countries.

Tolentino, chairperson of the Senate special panel on maritime and admiralty zones, said the establishment of research and development alliances could help in “[mobilizing] international support,” especially after China’s cannon attack on a Philippine vessel en route for a resupply mission in the West Philippine Sea.

Degamo’s widow wants answers from AMLC on Teves properties

The widow of Negros Oriental governor Roel Degamo wants answers from the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) as to why the properties of Arnolfo Teves Jr., the alleged mastermind of her husband’s murder, remain operational.

“Right after the Holy Week, gusto ko ma-meet ang AMLC kasi madami akong questions,” said Janice Degamo, over radio dwPM.

Slaughtered dog Killua in Cam Sur tested positive for rabies, says PAWS

The slaughtered golden retriever in Camarines Sur tested positive for rabies, according to the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS).

PAWS Director Anna Cabrera told in a phone interview on Monday that this was based on the test conducted by the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) over the weekend.


MIAA reports over 134,000 passengers at Naia on Palm Sunday

Over 134,000 air passengers flocked to the country’s main international gateway on March 24 (Palm Sunday) alone, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said on Monday.

According to the MIAA, they have logged some 134,660 travelers at the terminals of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia), which is higher than last year’s figure of 116,545.

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TAGS: Arnolfo Teves Jr., Ayungin Shoal, China, DFA, Dog Killua, Francis Tolentino, Gov. Roel Degamo, Janice Degamo, maritime, Miaa, Palm Sunday, PAWS

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