DEFENSE, CONGRESS, DFA gang up on China

China has no legal basis to prevent PH drills in WPS: Lorenzana

 April 28, 2021, 5:28 pm

MANILA – China has no legal basis to prevent the Philippines from conducting maritime exercises in the West Philippine Sea (WPS), the country’s defense chief said on Wednesday.”They have no authority or legal basis to prevent us from conducting these exercises within the WPS. Atin yan (That is… Read More

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Various gov’t agencies patrol WPS: task force

 April 28, 2021

MANILA – Various government agencies are now coordinating and patrolling the West Philippine Sea as part of the country’s efforts to protect its sovereignty and exercise sovereign rights as stipulated in the Constitution and international law.”The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), Department of… Read More

House leader urges China to withdraw its vessels from WPS

 April 28, 2021

MANILA – House Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez on Wednesday urged China to pull out all its vessels from the West Philippine Sea (WPS) to avoid heightened tension in the area.Rodriguez made the appeal in response to the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s statement calling on the Philippines… Read More

DFA asserts PH rights; files new protest over China ships in WPS

 April 28, 2021

MANILA – Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. ordered on Wednesday a fresh diplomatic protest against China amid its continued presence within areas under Philippine jurisdiction in the West Philippine Sea, a day after the Chinese Foreign Ministry demanded that Manila halt its maritime… Read More


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