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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines says peace pact should hold despite clashes between army and rebels

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 02:04pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... a number of foreign hostages on another island in the restive southern region, possibly including a Chinese tourist seized from a Malaysian dive resort on April 2.   ...

  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Manila to defy Beijing and pursue challenge at UN over South China Sea

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 10:34pm by AFP

    ... Beijing's claim to most of the South China Sea. Manila will file its case tomorrow, which will allow the UN arbitration tribunal to study the Philippine argument that the Chinese claim covers parts of Filipino territory, officials said. Abigail Valte, a spokeswoman for President Benigno Aquino, said the government was pursuing the case despite official Chinese warnings of a fallout in bilateral ...

  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine national grid denies claims China could shut off power

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 03:15am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Firm rejects claim that Beijing could use Chinese shareholder to pull plug over maritime disputes National grid denies China can cut off power The Philippines' ... about a Chinese state-owned company controlling the technical aspects of the national grid. Four senior officials of the State Grid of China sit on the NGCP board. Alunan declined to identify ...

  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Manila calls China action in disputed South China Sea an ‘urgent threat’

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 06:16pm by Reuters

    ... Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said the Chinese patrol ships warned the Philippine vessels, carrying construction materials, not to intrude further into the waters around the reef ... consortium a licence to explore for gas on Reed Bank, but drilling stalled in 2012, because of the presence of Chinese ships. Manila says Reed Bank, about 80 nautical miles west of Palawan island ...

  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines 'rejects China deal on disputed shoal'- as China denies making any such offer

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 03:40am by Raissa Robles, Teddy Ng

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila and Teddy Ng in Beijing Chinese side reportedly offered to withdraw from Scarborough Shoal if Manila did not file document on dispute; Beijing denies any offer Manila 'says no to China deal on shoal' The Philippines has rejected a Chinese offer to withdraw its ships from the Scarborough Shoal, if Manila did the same and delayed international ...

  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines condemns Beijing’s use of water cannon on fishermen in South China Sea

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 04:11pm by Reuters in Manila

    ... the tension in the area. And this further threatens the peace and security and stability in the region.” Beijing rebuffed the complaint, saying Chinese ships patrolled the region to protect China’s ... in these seas, Chinese ships have been carrying out necessary management appropriately and reasonably,” she added. “We demand that the relevant country earnestly respect China’s sovereignty, ...

  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Chinese hospital ship Peace Ark's on 'friendship' mission to Philippines

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 09:24pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Zhoushan 'Friendship' mission for medical ship The head of a Chinese aid mission to the Philippines says the crew of a hospital ship will try ... in a territorial row with China. "With our efforts, we will make great contributions to the relationship between the Chinese people and the Philippine people," Shen said. "We will do our ...

  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    China finally joins Philippine relief mission by sending hospital ship

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 09:48pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Hong Kong Peace Ark heads for typhoon disaster area after mainland blasted for tardy response to tragedy Chinese hospital ship to the rescue China is sending a state-of-the-art ... Ministry confirmed the deployment of the 14,000-tonne Peace Ark as state television reported the arrival of the first batch of Chinese relief supplies in the Philippines. The Ark's exact area ...

  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines seeks more US navy ships for protection amid China threat

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 12:13pm by AFP

    ... involving disputed reefs and islands. In 2012, the flagship BRP Gregorio del Pilar, the first acquired from the US, confronted Chinese ships on Scarborough Shoal, a small outcrop just off the coast of the main island of Luzon. The Chinese eventually gained control of the outcrop after Manila backed down. However, the government sought UN arbitration to settle the dispute, a move rejected ...

  10. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines police arrest three linked to Mexican drug cartel

    Posted Dec 27th 2013, 01:24am by AFP

    ... Sinaloa drug cartel while they were storing narcotics. The two Filipinos and one Filipino-Chinese were arrested in a raid on Wednesday on a fighting cock farm in Lipa City, 75 kilometres south ... in the process of determining what is the history behind the arrest of these people," Purisima said. He said Chinese drug syndicates may be colluding with the Mexicans. A spokesman ...




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