Chinese vessels water cannon Pinoy supply boats in West Philippine Sea

The Philippine government, through the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), has expressed outrage after three Chinese Coast Guard vessels blocked and water cannoned two Filipino supply boats while en route to Ayungin Shoal (Second Thomas Shoal) this week.The agency said the incident… Read More


PH didn’t surrender “a single inch of territory”

 August 31, 2021

MANILA – Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Tuesday said the Philippines has not surrendered a single inch of territory amid the country’s longstanding dispute with China in the West Philippine Sea (WPS).Locsin made the statement during the House appropriations committee’s… Read More

Western countries reaffirm Philippine maritime claims in South China Sea


July 12, 2021

MANILA – The United States of America (US), the European Union (EU), and several other western countries have reaffirmed their support to the Philippines’ claim in the South China Sea on the fifth anniversary of The Hague’s Arbitral Tribunal ruling.In a statement, Antony Blinken,… Read More

PHILIPPINES-CHINA RELATIONS: 46 years of ‘unbreakable ties’

 June 10, 2021

MANILA – The Philippines and China celebrated 46 years of bilateral ties on Wednesday, with Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. touting the “unbreakable ties” between the Filipino and Chinese people.In a message during a virtual conference hosted by the Federation of Filipino Chinese… Read More

Make SCS a ‘sea of peace,’ PH appeals to Asean, China

 June 9, 2021

MANILA – The Philippines has appealed to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and China to fully support and make the disputed South China Sea a “sea of peace, security, stability, and prosperity”.The statement was made by Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr. during the… Read More

Duterte appreciates China’s ‘timely’ aid amid Covid-19 pandemic

 June 9, 2021

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday expressed gratitude to China’s “timely” acts of helping the Philippines recover from the effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.In a message relayed to Chinese President Xi Jinping, Duterte said the… Read More

DUTERTE: PH-China ‘win-win’ cooperation promotes greater peace

 June 9, 2021, 5:13 pm

MANIA – The “win-win” cooperation between the Philippines and China helps maintain “greater peace, progress, and prosperity,” President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday.In a taped video message, Duterte said the celebration of the 46th anniversary of Philippine-China… Read More

WEST PHILIPPINE SEA (WPS) swarming with Filipino fishermen

Life goes on for fisherfolk around WPS

 June 8, 2021

With the increased presence of the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) and the Philippine Coast Guard in the West Philippine Sea (WPS), Filipino fisherfolk are able to continue their activities.On Tuesday, DA-BFAR reported that over a hundred… Read More