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  1. News - China

    Philippines accuses China of chasing fishing boats

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 09:05pm by Associated Press in Manila, Philippines

    ... Associated Press in Manila, Philippines Philippines Philippine President Benigno Aquino III has accused Chinese vessels of preventing Filipino fishing boats from seeking shelter ... Economic Forum in Davo that the incidents took place recently at the Scarborough Shoal near the western coast of the northern Philippines. He said in one incident Chinese vessels got within 10 ...

  2. News - China

    Diplomat says Manila must stand ground in dispute with China

    Posted Nov 24th 2012, 07:11pm by Associated Press in Manila, Philippines

    ... Associated Press in Manila, Philippines The Philippines’ top diplomat has told the country’s future military leaders that they must stand their ground in any territorial disputes ... Rosario as telling Philippine Military Academy cadets: “What is ours is ours and we should stand up to protect what is ours.” It said del Rosario spoke to the cadets on the challenges the country ...

  3. News - China

    China unveils maritime co-operation fund with Asean

    Posted Oct 05th 2012, 07:17pm by Associated Press in Manila, Philippines

    ... and rescue. Tensions have flared over claims by China, the Philippines and Vietnam to South China Sea islands and waters believed to be rich in gas and oil. Asean members Brunei and Malaysia also have ...

  4. News - China

    Philippines rejects Taiwan ‘murder’ claims

    Posted May 18th 2013, 03:14pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila, Philippines

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila, Philippines The Philippines on Saturday rejected Taiwan’s allegations that its coastguards had intentionally murdered a Taiwanese fisherman whose death has triggered a major diplomatic spat. The 65-year-old fisherman was shot dead by Philippine coastguards who said his vessel intruded into Philippine waters. Chen Wen-chi, head of the Taiwan team ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Ban shark fin imports, Philippine Airlines urged after 'illegal' shipment found in Sheung Wan

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 07:06pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... the fins to Hong Kong. Philippine Airlines faces shark fin cargo attack Philippine Airlines is under renewed pressure to stop transporting shark fins to Hong Kong after a local green group found ... an ocean-advocacy group based in the United States, discovered what they suspected was an illegal shipment of shark fins sent from Dubai by Philippine Airlines. “Simply put, the tonnes of shark fins ...

  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Aquino under pressure over typhoon aid as US carrier arrives

    Posted Nov 14th 2013, 11:27am by Reuters in Tacloban

    ... Reuters in Tacloban Infrastructure remained paralysed in the central Philippines on Thursday denying help to many victims of Typhoon Haiyan, despite a pick up in international aid and the arrival of the USS George Washington aircraft carrier Philippine President Benigno Aquino was under growing pressure on Thursday to speed up the distribution of food, water and medicine ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HOSTAGE TRAGEDY

    Philippine delegation to visit Hong Kong over 2010 hostage tragedy

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:19am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Manila chief Estrada to apologise in HK A Philippine presidential palace official will accompany Manila's mayor to Hong Kong next week in an attempt to resolve ... for their souls," said Ang. The Hong Kong government has cancelled visa-free access for Philippine diplomats and officials. Survivors and relatives want a formal apology, compensation, punishment ...

  8. 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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Authorities say peace plan remains in place, despite clashes that claim the lives of four Moro Islamic Liberation Front fighters two weeks after the Muslim rebel group signed a peace deal The Philippines said on Wednesday it was confident a peace deal with the country’s largest Muslim rebel group would hold despite fresh clashes that left four ...

  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Abu Sayyaf militants abduct 2 workers in Philippines

    Posted Nov 06th 2013, 04:13pm by Associated Press in Manila

    ... Associated Press in Manila Two telecommunications workers abducted in Sulu province by Abu Sayyaf rebels seeking ransoms Al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf militants have abducted two employees of a telecommunications company in the southern Philippines, the latest captives by a ransom-seeking group that still holds other hostages, including two European tourists, officials said on Wednesday. Marine ...

  10. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    China's new ambassador to Philippines finally meets President Aquino

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 01:51am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila China's new ambassador finally meets Aquino China's new ambassador to the Philippines met President Benigno Aquino yesterday to try to mend relations strained by a festering territorial dispute. Zhao Jianhua, who arrived in the Philippines over a month ago, met Aquino after presenting his credentials, said the presidential spokeswoman ...




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