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Benham gets renamed; Beijing sidesteps threat
President Rodrigo Duterte has signed an executive order officially renaming Benham Rise to “Philippine Rise” to use the resource-rich territory off the coast of Aurora province. He signed Executive Order 25 on May 16 ...
- May 23, 2017
Du30 open to sea exploration with China, Vietnam
President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday he was open to exploring the South China Sea’s natural resources with rival claimants China and Vietnam, after securing a “windfall” while in Beijing. Duterte also emphasized he had ...
- May 17, 2017
China warns vs cradle of war
China warned its rivals Wednesday against turning the South China Sea into a "cradle of war" and threatened to establish an air defense zone there, after its claims to the strategically vital waters were declared invalid. ...
- July 14, 2016