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Philippines Condemns China’s ‘Illegal Use Of Force’ In Sea Clash

MANILA — The Philippines on Monday denounced Beijing’s “aggressive and illegal use of force” during last week’s South China Sea clash between its navy and the Chinese coast guard. Chinese sailors wielding knives, sticks and an axe foiled a Filipino attempt a week ago to resupply marines stationed on a derelict warship that was deliberately grounded atop the disputed shoal to […]

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Philippines Asserts Security Independence In South China Sea

MANILA — The Philippines will continue to maintain and supply its outposts in the South China Sea without seeking permission from any other country, the country’s national security adviser said. The Philippines national security council said Saturday it reaffirmed its commitment to uphold its sovereign rights and jurisdiction over the Second Thomas Shoal. “Our operations are conducted within our own […]

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Philippine Actions In South China Sea ‘Extremely Dangerous’ – Chinese State Media 

BEIJING — Chinese state media accused the Philippines Monday of repeatedly infringing on China’s territory in the South China Sea, spreading false information and colluding with extraterritorial forces to cause trouble. The Philippines has relied on U.S. support to continually provoke China, with such “extremely dangerous” behavior seriously harming regional peace and stability, China’s Communist Party mouthpiece, the People’s Daily, wrote in […]

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Biden, Marcos Set To Meet As Tensions Grow With China

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is set to host President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. of the Philippines for White House talks Monday as concerns grow about the Chinese navy’s harassment of Philippine vessels in the South China Sea. Marcos’ visit to Washington comes after the U.S. and Philippines last week completed their largest war drills ever and as the two countries’ air […]

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Analysts Fear Philippines May Be Drawn Into Taiwan-China Conflict

TAIPEI, TAIWAN — The Philippines would face difficult choices during a Taiwan-China conflict that could pit its growing interest in Chinese investment against its long-term relationship with its treaty ally, the United States, according to analysts. Manila might also find itself drawn into a conflict, whether it chooses to or not, due to the country’s proximity to Taiwan, they say. The […]

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Powerful Typhoon Goni Left Destruction In Its Path In The Philippines

The Philippines, with its 106.7 million population, has taken a beaten from Typhoon Goni. This Southeast Asian archipelagic country has had little or no ease from mother nature. Plagued with an average of at least 20 storms and typhoons annually, the people have gotten accustomed to powerful storms and the devasting effect they have had on the country. This time […]

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Philippine’s President Duterte Gets Thumbs Up For Leadership

According to press reports, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s approval rating continues to skyrocket.  An opinion poll showed recently that despite the devastation brought about by the coronavirus pandemic and the economic meltdown facing the country, the President is viewed favorably by Filipinos. In the Pulse Asia survey, conducted a month ago with in-person interviews numbering 1,200 adult Filipinos, it found […]

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Philippines COVID-19 Cases Galloping

In one of its reports on Saturday, the Philippines noted that there were 4,933 infections of the new coronavirus. The number represents the fifth consecutive day the country was experiencing new cases above 4,000. Additionally, the country has reported 26 COVID-19 deaths. In a bulletin, the health ministry said total confirmed cases have increased to 187,249 while confirmed deaths have […]

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Philippines Exits The International Criminal Court (ICC)

The Philippines has officially withdrawn from the International Criminal Court (ICC), thus becoming the second country to withdraw after Burundi, which left in 2017. President Rodrigo Duterte announced the country was withdrawing from the court a year ago, but court rules require that withdrawal cannot take effect for at least 12 months. While the Philippines no longer recognizes the Rome […]

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Philippines — Terrorists Struck In Bombing Roman Catholic Church

Islamic terrorists are accused of twin bombings that killed 20 people during a Sunday church service on Jolo Island, in the Sulu province, Philippines. This comes six days after a referendum on autonomy for the mainly Muslim region returned an overwhelming “yes” vote. The bomb blast wounded 81 and was one of the deadliest in recent years in a region […]