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Xi extends condolences to Duterte over Typhoon Odette devastation

BEIJING – Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday extended condolences to his Philippine counterpart, Rodrigo Duterte, over Typhoon Rai (local name Odette) that battered the Philippines last week.

Xi said he was shocked to learn that the Philippines was hit by the typhoon that caused heavy casualties and property losses.

On behalf of the Chinese government and people as well as in his own name, Xi expressed deep condolences to the victims of the disaster and extended sincere sympathies to the bereaved families and the injured.

China is ready to provide assistance to the Philippine side within its capacity, Xi said, adding he believes that the people in the disaster areas will surely defeat the disaster and rebuild their homes.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported that as of Tuesday morning, the casualty count from the typhoon has climbed to 156, with 37 missing and 275 injured. (Xinhua)

LORENZANA TO CHINA: Stop incursion into Philippine territory

March 21, 2021

MANILA – The Department of National Defense (DND) on Sunday expressed its concern on reports regarding the presence of 220 Chinese militia boats off the Julian Felipe Reef (Union Reef) in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) as he called to stop incursion into Philippine territory.DND Secretary… Read More

AREVALO: AFP will protect and defend the country’s maritime interest

National Task Force for the West Philippine Sea statement on the presence of China’s maritime militias at the West Philippine Sea | PTV News

DUTERTE eyes another China visit before his term ends

To personally thank Chinese President Xi Jinping for the 600,000 doses of Sinovac-made CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccines donated to the Philippines

 March 3, 2021

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte might visit China before his term ends to personally thank Chinese President Xi Jinping for the 600,000 doses of Sinovac-made CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccines donated to the Philippines, Malacañang said on Wednesday.Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque… Read More

China coast guard law can be challenged if used ‘unlawfully’

China Chinese Coast Guard must exercise self-restraint and use force only as a last resort or for defensive purposes

 January 27, 2021

MANILA – The new Chinese law allowing the China Coast Guard to fire on foreign vessels found to be infringing on their sovereignty or jurisdictions can be challenged before the international community if the use of force is found “unlawful”, a Filipino security and Chinese studies expert said… Read More

President Duterte thanks China for investments amid recession

Vows to remain a strong partner of China

 November 29, 2020

President Rodrigo Duterte vowed to remain a strong partner of China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), saying multilateral ties are necessary amid the prevailing coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) health crisis.

Duterte made this commitment in a taped message… Read More

DUTERTE thanks Australia for supporting 2016 arbitral ruling vs. China

 President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday thanked the Australian government for its “consistent support” for the 2016 arbitral ruling, which invalidated China’s vast claims in the South China Sea.Duterte said this during his intervention speech at the 2nd Association of Southeast Asian… Read More

LOCSIN: Manila to protect “every inch” of its sovereignty in the West Philippine Sea

No concession, infraction left unanswered

The Philippines would concede nothing when it comes to its territorial claims in the South China Sea (SCS), Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. reiterated Tuesday.”

That’s how we are doing it now– no concessions. We allow no infraction to go unanswered and then we just try to… Read More