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    • 60-40 sharing with China not illegal-Palace 

      Kabiling, Genalyn (Manila Bulletin, May 2, 2018, on page 3)
      Malacañang found nothing illegal with President Duterte’s proposed 60-40 sharing arrangement with China on the planned exploration of the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea). President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his ...
    • Benham Rise visits may be put in writing 

      Kabiling, Genalyn; Torregoza, Hannah (Manila Bulletin, March 17, 2017, on page 4)
      President Rodrigo Duterte is inclined to put in writing an agreement allowing China’s research ships into local waters. Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella assured that the President remains committed to protecting and ...
    • China in control of Panatag Shoal, fishers say; Beijing denies harassment 

      Kabiling, Genalyn (Manila Bulletin, June 12, 2018, on page 1-6)
      China still holds the “power” over Panatag Shoal even though Filipinos have regained access to the fishing ground, local fishermen said during a press conference in Malacañang.Romel Cejuela, one of three fishermen who ...
    • Duterte appeals to China: ‘Right of innocent passage of vessels and aircraft must be respected’ 

      Kabiling, Genalyn (Manila Bulletin, August 16, 2018, on page 1-4)
      President Duterte has urged China to “temper” its behavior in the South China Sea, saying the right of innocent passage of vessels and aircraft must be respected. The President issued the statement following reports that ...
    • Duterte bares reason tension escalated in South China Sea 

      Kabiling, Genalyn (Manila Bulletin, March 25, 2017, on page 1-6)
      The United States had a chance to nip in the bud the territorial conflict in the South China Sea years ago but has “done nothing” about it, according to President Duterte. The President has sharply rebuked the United States ...
    • Duterte plans visits to China to settle maritime disputes 

      Kabiling, Genalyn (Manila Bulletin, September 23, 2016, on page 1-6)
      President Duterte is also eyeing frequent trips to China not only to resolve the lingering maritime dispute but also to boost trade ties between the two Asian neighbors. The next wave of the President's international trips ...
    • Duterte warns Philippine Rise trespassers, poachers 

      Kabiling, Genalyn (Manila Bulletin, February 11, 2018, on page 6)
      In a bid to protect the country’s territory, President Duterte has authorized the military to fire at foreign intruders trying to extract natural resources from the Philippine Rise. The President asserted that the area ...
    • Gentleman's agreement over Panatag 

      Kabiling, Genalyn; Rosario, Ben R. (Manila Bulletin, March 24, 2017, on page 1-16)
      The Philippine and China are putting premium on their newfound friendship rather than disturb the peace over territorial claims. The President said he recently obtained the assurance from the Chinese government on the ...
    • Gov't denies 'inaction' on China sea dispute 

      Kabiling, Genalyn (Manila Bulletin, July 17, 2018, on page 4)
      The Duterte administration is not guilty of inaction in addressing the country's West Philippine Sea, Malacañang insisted on Monday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque assured the public that the government continues ...
    • Is PH dropping Sabah claim?: Lawmakers demand explanation, but Palace disputes report 

      Luci, Charissa; Kabiling, Genalyn (Manila Bulletin, March 31, 2015, on page 1-6)
      Lawmakers asked yesterday the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to explain the reported downgrading of the country’s claim on Sabah in a bid to gain the support of Malaysia for the Philippines’ arbitration case against ...
    • PH to assert sovereignty over disputed sea; provocative strategy not an option 

      Kabiling, Genalyn (Manila Bulletin, January 18, 2017, on page 1-8)
      The government is determined to assert the country's sovereignty over the West Philippine Sea but is not keen on taking the " aggressive and provocative " strategy to settle the conflict with China. The meeting between ...
    • PH asserts sovereignty over Benham Rise 

      Kabiling, Genalyn; Mabasa, Roy (Manila Bulletin, March 11, 2017, on page 1-12)
      The Philippine government has expressed concern over the intrusion of a Chinese ship into Benham Rise and pledged to continue to assert the country's ownership over the area. The DFA is currently studying and consulting ...
    • PH China hold critical talks on South China Sea today 

      Kabiling, Genalyn (Manila Bulletin, February 11, 2018, on page 1-6)
      The Philippines and China will hold the next round of bilateral dialogues in Manila today in a bid to manage the dispute in the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea). The government is expected to raise concerns about ...
    • PH urges ASEAN: Unite to halt 'de facto control' of disputed sea 

      Kabiling, Genalyn (Manila Bulletin, April 27, 2015, on page 1-14)
      The satellite images included the artificial island built by China in Gaven Reef (Burgos Reef) as well as its possible military base on Fiery Cross Reef (Kagitingan Reef). Del Rosario pointed out that China’s massive ...
    • PH, China in best level of friendship 

      Kabiling, Genalyn; Mabasa, Roy; Beleo, Erwin (Manila Bulletin, March 31, 2017, on page 1-10)
      The Philippines has reached “the best of friendship” with China but would still not surrender its territorial claim in the disputed South China Sea, President Duterte declared the other day. The President has pledged to ...
    • PRRD’s next project: Make Manila Bay as clean as Boracay 

      Kabiling, Genalyn; Supnad, Mar T. (Manila Bulletin, January 9, 2019, on page 1-4)
      The government could close down establishments polluting Manila Bay as part of its planned rehabilitation effort, Malacañang said Tuesday. Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo said President Duterte is prepared to show ...
    • Reclamation projects will now be under the President 

      Kabiling, Genalyn (Manila Bulletin, February 5, 2019, on page 1-10)
      The Office of the President (OP) will now have control and supervision over the Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA) based on a new order issued by President Duterte. In executive Order (EO) No. 74, the President also ...
    • Wealth-sharing with China eyed 

      Kabiling, Genalyn; Mabasa, Roy C. (Manila Bulletin, March 25, 2017, on page 1-14)
      The Philippines is willing to consider a joint mineral exploration with China in the disputed South China Sea despite overlapping claims of the area. President Duterte has earlier announced he is open to “sharing” resources ...