Manila is determined to pursue arbitration through the United Nations in the dispute over maritime territory in the South China Sea because it is "the last resort", the Philippine foreign minister said yesterday.Saturday, 11 May, 2013, 3:48am 4 comments
The Philippines said on Tuesday it expected to get 10 new Japanese patrol boats within 18 months, as it seeks to boost its maritime defence capabilities amid a deepening territorial row with China.
Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario said the boats were 40-metre vessels to be used by the Philippine coast guard.12 Feb 2013 - 7:20pm
I think we all understand the incursions being made by China … do pose a threat to the stability of the region
Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario on tensions in the South China Sea
If we played this game 10 times maybe we would win nine of them11 Jan 2013 - 2:27am
The Philippines’ top diplomat warned on Thursday that “very threatening” actions by China in staking its claims to contested waters are posing a risk to stability in Asia.10 Jan 2013 - 7:19pm 1 comment
Placing consensus above all, it is fair to say that Asean leaders are generally not known for their displays of emotion or passion.
Yet, in a crucial closed-door meeting in July, Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario tried to tap those dormant qualities as he tried to rally his peers to stand up to China over the South China Sea.9 Dec 2012 - 3:43am
China’s new passports show a map including its claim to almost all the South China Sea – provoking protests by the Philippines and Vietnam.22 Nov 2012 - 7:51pm