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LOCSIN: PH terminated oil exploration talks with China

The Philippines was the one that initiated the termination of oil exploration talks with China, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. revealed Thursday.In his speech during the Department of Foreign Affairs’ (DFA) Foundation Day, Locsin said both sides tried to negotiate for… Read More

SEA ROW WON’T HINDER POSSIBLE PH-CHINA JOINT OIL DEAL

  The ongoing maritime row between the Philippines and China will not hinder plan to possibly hold a joint exploration for oil and gas resources in the disputed West Philippine Sea (WPS), Malacañang said on Tuesday.“Kaya nga po mayroong usapin na habang hindi pa nareresolba… Read More Also Read: CHINA EXPLORING OIL … Continue reading Sea row won’t hinder possible PH-China joint oil deal→

CHINA EXPLORING OIL IN DISPUTED SOUTH CHINA SEA

Chinese scientists drill in contested area amid rising tensions Chinese scientists have carried out deep-sea drilling in the disputed South China Sea to obtain sediment core, according to state media, a move that is expected to fuel tensions in the region. They retrieved the sediment core – measuring 231 metres (758 feet) – using a Chinese-made drilling … Continue reading CHINA EXPLORING OIL IN DISPUTED SOUTH CHINA SEA→

State Department: President-elect Marcos free to visit US

US TRIP. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman speaks to the media after her meeting with President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Thursday (June 9, 2022). Sherman said President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr., as head of state, is automatically free to visit the US. (Photo by Joyce Rocamora)

As head of state, President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is automatically free to visit the United States, a ranking official said Thursday.In a media roundtable, Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, said: “This is not something that needs to be discussed. The fact is that when… Read More

Deputy Secretary Sherman, Marcos push to deepen US-PH ties

 

MANILA – Visiting Deputy State Secretary Wendy Sherman on Thursday met with President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. to push for a stronger economic partnership and alliance between the Philippines and the United States.State Department spokesperson Ned Price said the two agreed to… Read More

Deputy Secretary Sherman, Marcos push to deepen US-PH ties

 June 9, 2022, 3:55 pm

MANILA – Visiting Deputy State Secretary Wendy Sherman on Thursday met with President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. to push for a stronger economic partnership and alliance between the Philippines and the United States.State Department spokesperson Ned Price said the two agreed to… Read More

COP26 is Earth’s last best hope vs. climate change

LOCSINL This is the world’s last-ditch effort to save the planet

The ongoing United Nations Climate Change Conference 26 (COP26) is the “last best hope” of Earth in the face of human-induced climate change, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said as he joined urgent calls to finalize the Paris Agreement rulebook.”This is the world’s… Read More

PHILIPPINES RECALLS ABROGATION OF VFA WITH US

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Friday handed over the diplomatic note recalling the abrogation of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) to United States Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin III.

In a statement following their meeting at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Locsin said the US has shown its commitment to fulfilling its obligations to Manila under its alliance.

US Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III pays a courtesy call to President Duterte

“They have addressed issues arising from our security relationship with good faith. Together, we have moved forward on the basis of common interest, shared values, and mutual respect,” he said.

“As such, upon the instructions of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, today I handed over to United States Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III the diplomatic note recalling the abrogation of the Visiting Forces Agreement.” 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

DFA blasts ‘incessant deployment’ of Chinese ships in Pag-asa

 

May 29, 2021

MANILA – Chinese vessels continue to encroach into Philippine waters, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported Saturday after citing the “incessant deployment” and “illegal activities” of these ships near Pag-asa Island in the Kalayaan Island Group.The DFA said it lodged a fresh… Read More