FOREIGN RELATIONS

PHILIPPINES APPEALS FOR CALM OVER ROW WITH CHINA

China passes law giving power to its Coast Guard to fire on foreign vessels

                                                        

Palace calls on nations not to escalate tensions in SCS

 January 25, 2021

MANILA – Malacañang is urging nations to exercise restraint after China recently passed a law giving power to its coast guard to fire on foreign vessels and demolish structures built in the South China Sea (SCS).

In a press briefing on Monday, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque called… Read More

Group prods youth to claim Pinoys’ rights in WPS

 January 25, 2021

MANILA – A youth movement has urged the Filipino youth to help preserve water bodies in the country, with the fight to push for the rights of Filipino fishermen to resources in the West Philippine Sea at the forefront of the campaign.“Dapat tayo mismong mga Filipino yung nakakatanggap ng… Read More

No compromise on WPS amid PH-China vaccine talks: Galvez

 January 22, 2021

MANILA – Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., National Task Force Against Covid-19 Chief Implementer and vaccine czar, on Friday assured the country will not compromise its claim to the West Philippine Sea (WPS), while it exerts all efforts for the acquisition of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19)… Read More

US support to 2016 arbitral award to continue under Biden: envoy

 January 21, 2021

MANILA – The United States, under newly sworn-in President Joe Biden, is likely to maintain its position in the South China Sea by continuing to uphold the 2016 arbitral award, Philippine Ambassador to Washington D.C. Jose Manuel Romualdez said Thursday.Under the previous administration of… Read More

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